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Bernese Mountain Dogs - week 21Updated : 18/05/2017

LAST WEEKEND saw the GB spring garden party at Priors Marston, Warwickshire, this event was well attended and a great time was had by all.      Christine Wood emailed with some good news: “I wanted to share my wonderful news, Tamarbern Dusky Maiden (Layla) was reserve veteran at Top Dog of Devon at...

Bernese Mountain Dogs - week 20Updated : 11/05/2017

AT THE National there were 62 entries for judge Stuart Mallard with 11 absentees.      DCC, his 18th, and BOB was Carole Hartley-Mair and Gary Dybdall’s two year old homebred Ch Meadowpark High Class (Ch M Vertigo ex M Northern Blend). He went on to win G4. BCC was Di Atherton’s five year old...

Bernese Mountain Dogs - week 19Updated : 04/05/2017

LAST FRIDAY was the show that for me kicks off the show season into full swing, WELKS. Breed specialist Amanda Hearne had 99 entries with only nine absentees according to Fossedata but I know this is wrong as there were five absent from open bitch and it is only reporting that there were two absent – so not sure what h...

Bernese Mountain Dogs - week 18Updated : 27/04/2017

I AM SORRY I haven’t much time to write this week – work is busy busy bee. At the time of writing, we have an additional Bernese staying to add to the mix along with our five-month-old puppy – it seems a cycle of walk, work, puppy training, feeding, work, walk, work, walk, feeding then bed – oh and I ...

Bernese Mountain Dogs - week 17Updated : 21/04/2017

EASTER weekend was the Working and Pastoral Breeds of Wales Champ show where there were 63 entries for judge is Mrs A Y King with eight absentees.      DCC and BOB went to Carole Hartley-Mair and Gary Dybdall’s homebred two-year-old Ch Meadowpark High Class (Ch M Vertigo ex M Northern Blend). This ...

Bernese Mountain Dogs - week 16Updated : 12/04/2017

THE RECENT weekend saw the GB open show at Grenoside and specialist Mark Avery attracted 73 entries with only 12 absentees. The judge’s critique and some really excellent pictures can be found on the GB website.      BB and BIS was awarded to Lianne Marsden and Robertson’s homebred three-year...

Bernese Mountain Dogs - week 15Updated : 05/04/2017

WELL, I DON’T think there have been any shows this week, although Easter weekend it is W/P Breeds of Wales. There are 63 entries for judge is Mrs A Y King. Bernese are in hall 4, ring 16 starting at 9.30am.      Margaret Nelson compiled a wonderful spread of dog related poems in the February editio...

Bernese Mountain Dogs - week 14Updated : 29/03/2017

Last Sunday saw the Northern BMDC championship show in North Yorkshire with breed specialist Trish Barr attracting 126 exhibits.      DCC and BIS was Carole Hartley-Mair and Gary Dybdall’s homebred two-year-old Ch Meadowpark High Class (Ch M Vertigo ex M Northern Blend) and BCC and RBIS was Di Athe...

Bernese Mountain Dogs - week 13Updated : 23/03/2017

NOT MUCH to report this week post Crufts, but things will soon be ramping up in the show world and I know I am certainly really looking forward to getting back out there in the show ring.      I know at this time of year I am thinking about what shows to enter and try to write myself reminders in my diar...

Bernese Mountain Dogs - week 12Updated : 16/03/2017

SO THE biggest dog show of the year has come and gone again. Congratulations to everyone who showed their Bernese on Sunday and thank you to everyone who came to support the Bernese ring, it is always so nice to see the breed being so well supported.      This year there were 244 entries with 47 absentee...

Bernese Mountain Dogs - week 11Updated : 10/03/2017

I HOPE everyone had a great day at Crufts.      The Northern championship show has an excellent 118 exhibits and 126 entries for breed judge Trish Barr and 14 NFC. Ian Gray of Dog Fertility North East will also have a stand at the show for anyone wanting to have a chat or utilise his services on the day....

Bernese Mountain Dogs - week 10Updated : 01/03/2017

SO NOT long until Crufts now, how exciting. The Kennel Club website has this week reported on what TV coverage people can expect. It says: “Dog lovers can look forward to a record-breaking 11-and-a-half hours of television coverage when Crufts returns to Channel 4 and More4 this March to celebrate the world’s lar...

Bernese Mountain Dogs - week 9Updated : 23/02/2017

NOT MUCH to report on this week – roll on the show season.      It was great to see the Bernese community come together this week on social media and in person to find ‘Spirit’ the Bernese who went missing on Sunday Feb 19 in High Wycombe. All day Monday people rallied round to help fin...

Bernese Mountain Dogs - week 8Updated : 16/02/2017

ENTRIES for the Northern BMDC’s championship show have been extended until Saturday Feb 25.      Not long until Crufts now, just as a reminder Crufts is on Sunday March 12. Bernese are in hall 5, ring 30 and judging starts at 8am. There are 119 dogs and 125 bitches entered giving a total of 244 ent...

Bernese Mountain Dogs - week 7Updated : 08/02/2017

IT WAS the Southern Bernese Club’s first open show of the year and there were 57 entries for Mrs S Schmocker (Netherlands).      BD and BIS was awarded to Vaychkus and Vaickus’ three-and-a-half-year-old Flintas Kalnu Suo (Margarita Nigra Lord Lancelot ex Mona Svelnumas). BB and RBIS was taken...

Bernese Mountain Dogs - week 6Updated : 03/02/2017

NOT A LOT to report this week, although today on the news they reported that new dog breeding rules are being brought in across the country. The legislation announced today will tighten the rules around breeding and selling dogs and will make it illegal for anyone to sell puppies under eight weeks old. Also anyone breeding a...

Bernese Mountain Dogs - week 5Updated : 26/01/2017

LAST WEEKEND was Manchester were we saw Meadowpark have a fabulous day with Carole Hartley-Mair and Gary Dybdall’s homebred two year old Ch Meadowpark High Class (Ch M Vertigo ex M Northern Blend) take the DCC and BOB and the BCC was taken by Carole Hartley-Mair and Gary Dybdall’s homebred four year old Ch M Perf...

Bernese Mountain Dogs - week 4Updated : 20/01/2017

NOT MUCH to report this week on the Bernese front, don’t forget the Southern open show is coming up and then the big one – Crufts.      Next week I will report on the Manchester where judge Kari Jarvinen has attracted a healthy 122 entries compared to 94 entries for Meg Purnell-Carpenter in J...

Bernese Mountain Dogs - week 3Updated : 11/01/2017

HAPPY new year. So, I am back from the deep depths of puppies and ready to start writing again – phew. As many of you know puppies are a massive commitment for the eight weeks they are with you and it literally takes everything out of you, however I am sure you will agree it is more than worth it.    ...

Bernese Mountain Dogs - week 51Updated : 15/12/2016

I APOLOGISE that I have not written for the last three weeks, things have been busy and also topics lacking.      Last weekend saw the final championship show of the year, LKA. Bernese were judged by Russell Jones (Quemerford) with great entry of 94 and 27 absentees.      BCC and...

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