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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...

Bernese Mountain Dogs - week 48Updated : 24/11/2016

SORRY I didn’t write last week; things have been a bit busy in the Kohbern household recently.      It was the Northern Club’s annual Superleague event judged by breed judge Mark Avery and all-rounder Christina Chapman. A great day was had by all with the main winners in each category being...

Bernese Mountain Dogs - week 46Updated : 10/11/2016

LAST WEEKEND saw the Working and Pastoral Breeds of Scotland championship show. There were 52 entries for judge Mr Hall with ten absentees.      DCC and BOB was Ms S King’s 17 month old Elnside The Grandmaster (Jaybiem Utwo ex E Pretty Persuasion). BCC was Julie Baldwin’s nearly three year ...

Bernese Mountain Dogs - week 44Updated : 27/10/2016

LAST WEEKEND saw the Northern Club’s open show at Thorpe Willoughby, Selby. There were 62 entries for breed specialist Lianne Marsden (Trudaleaze) with 12 absentees. Lianne commented that the small committee worked very hard and there was a lovely atmosphere at the show with all the dogs beautifully turned out and lots...

Bernese Mountain Dogs - week 43Updated : 19/10/2016

SAD TO say that Gerry Deegan (Deeglebern) died peacefully on Tuesday Oct 11. Gerry had celebrated his 80th birthday earlier in the year and was a familiar face at many Bernese events. He especially liked to participate in the carting activities. Our condolences go to Anne, and also to Gerry’s son Lee and granddaughters...

Bernese Mountain Dogs - week 42Updated : 13/10/2016

SOUTH Wales saw 62 entries with 22 absentees for all rounder judge Sue Hewart-Chambers.      Meadowpark had an amazing day with their homebred Ch M High Class (Ch M Vertigo ex Ch M Northern Blend) being awarded the DCC and BOB, this was his 12th CC at just 20 months old. He went on to get G2. BCC, her ...

Bernese Mountain Dogs - week 41Updated : 05/10/2016

WITH THE bulk of the show season now coming to an end, there will be only a few shows to report on over the coming months, so I encourage readers to write in or suggest topics to me which they would like to see in DOG WORLD in the quieter months until Crufts 2017 really kicks-off the 2017 show season.    &n...

Bernese Mountain Dogs - week 40Updated : 28/09/2016

LAST WEEKEND saw the second biggest Bernese show of the year, the GB championship show at the Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh. There were 151 entries in total, 58 for the dog judge Irene Malpass (Hillbank) with 11 absentees and 93 for the bitch judge Hedd Richards (Sheridel) with 22 absentees.      On...

Bernese Mountain Dogs - week 39Updated : 21/09/2016

MANY THANKS to Emily for her efforts with the breed notes over the past six months. It was a privilege to be asked whether I would write them going forwards and it was not without really serious thought that I decided I would take them on. I realise I am still serving my apprenticeship in the breed and many may say that eigh...

Bernese Mountain Dogs - week 25Updated : 16/06/2016

UNFORTUNATELY due to an extremely busy month for myself where I don’t seem to have found a minute I have hardly attended any events/shows but now life has quietened a bit I look forward to seeing of lot more of the Bernese community!      Three Counties was judged by Rodney Oldham and resulted i...

Bernese Mountain Dogs - week 21Updated : 23/05/2016

A VERY busy few weeks for me with the US and then catching up at work so apologies for the lack of breed notes but I hope I’ve covered everything this week and get back into the normal rhythm going forward.      I had an amazing trip to the USA Bernese Specialty in Frankenmuth, Michigan where the...

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