Bernese News 2nd October 2018


The October 2018 issue of the Kennel Club Journal is now available KC and includes a few items of particular interest to Bernese folk.

Confirmed Championship Show Appointments

2019 Welsh Kennel Club - Caroline Friend-Rees


Kennel Name Transfers

BRENODOR From Mrs LS and Mr MK P Blake to Mrs L Blake


Affix Reinstatements



Amendment to Regulation F(1)4.H.(3)


Cages, pens, grooming tables, and trolleys and dogs must not obstruct gangways, and are not allowed at the ringside.

(Deletions struck through, additions in bold)


Amendment to Regulation F(1)17.D


Cages, pens, grooming tables and trolleys are not allowed at the ringside.

(Addition in bold)

Effective date: 1.1.19



Mark Wakeland emailed;

" .... there is a [Bernese Mountain Dog] breed seminar scheduled for 14th October run under the auspices of the Breed Council (joint venture between the Central and GB clubs). It will probably be the last in the current format as we herald in the new dawn of the JCF. There were several candidates on various ‘lists’ around the clubs who had expressed a wish to attend such seminars and this is being run to cater for those individuals who are close to, or have been offered appointments but are just lacking the final ‘tick in the box’ as it were.


"However, we can accommodate a couple more, so .... if there is anyone interested in attending on the 14th October (Its at Nether Whitacre, B46 2EH) to contact myself in the first instance please and I’ll do my best to accommodate them. 


"I can be contacted at or 07432 621200 (usually on voicemail during the day if I’m at work)."



Schedules are now available for the BMD Club of Great Britain 21 class Open Show to be held on Saturday 1st December at Old Mill Hall, School Lane, Grove, Wantage, Oxon OX12 7LB. The judge will be breed specialist Nicky Cotton (Collansues).  Postal entries close on Friday 2nd November (postmark) and online entries can be made up until midnight on Sunday 18th November 2018 at  Further information from Show secretary Heather Head Tel; 01249 322873 or email




Traditionally Belfast Championship Show is held the day after the BMD Club of Great Britain Championship show but this year it was held a week later.  Breed specialist judge June Miles (Jaybiem) was announced as the replacement for the scheduled judge this year (Espen Engh) after the close of entries.

There were 31 entries with 9 absentees across 10 classes.


Above; Dog CC and Bitch CC winners with the judge. Photo courtesy Mary Butler.

The Dog CC and Best of Breed was awarded to David and Jackie Benson's Ir Ch Malperidge The Dark Knight At Bernervalley with the same owners also collecting the Reserve Dog CC with their homebred Bernervalley Yogie Bear.

In Bitches the CC was awarded to Mary Butler's Ir Ch Siansela Louisa's Alpine Sky Jun Ch and the Reserve CC was won by to Joseph O'Callaghan's Bernsego Ku-U-I-Po.  Congratulations.


Jude Simonds



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