Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Scotland
 Kelso Weekend 2014

Our 2014 Championship Show
 was held at
 Springwood Park, Kelso TD5 8LS
 on Saturday 2nd August 2014 

Judge - Albert Wight

Above left to right
 Best in Show - Atherton's Athersbern Peronelle Blush
 Club secretary Agnes Wilson, judge Albert Wight
 Reserve Best in Show - Mair, Hartley Mair & Dybdall's
 Meadowpark Perfect Blend

Above left to right
 Best Veteran in Show - McCormick's 
 Torralbaz Diamond Princess
 Best in Show - Atherton's Athersbern Peronelle Blush
 Club secretary Agnes Wilson, judge Albert Wight
 Reserve Best in Show - Mair, Hartley Mair & Dybdall's
 Meadowpark Perfect Blend
Best Puppy in Show - Mair, Hartley-Mair & Dybdall's 
 Meadowpark Vertigo

Above left to right
 Reserve Dog CC - Dybdall's Ch Meadowpark Sugar Daddy
 Club secretary Agnes Wilson,  judge Albert Wight 
 Dog CC & Best Opposite Sex - Scott's Welshbern One Vision At Scobern

 Above left to right
 Best Veteran Dog  - Wakeland's Jaybiem Cedar Trees At Bramikdel
 Reserve Dog CC - Dybdall's Ch Meadowpark Sugar Daddy
 Club secretary Agnes Wilson,  judge Albert Wight 
 Dog CC & Best Opposite Sex - Scott's Welshbern One Vision At Scobern 
 Best Puppy Dog & Best Puppy in Show - Mair, Hartley-Mair & Dybdall's
 Meadowpark Vertigo

 Above left to right
 Bitch CC & Best in Show - Atherton's Athersbern Peronelle Blush
 Club secretary Agnes Wilson, judge Albert Wight
 Reserve Bitch CC & Reserve Best in Show - Mair, Hartley Mair & Dybdall's
 Meadowpark Perfect Blend

 Above left to right
Best Veteran Bitch & Best Veteran in Show - McCormick's 
Torralbaz Diamond Princess
Bitch CC & Best in Show - Atherton's Athersbern Peronelle Blush
Club secretary Agnes Wilson, judge Albert Wight
 Reserve Bitch CC & Reserve Best in Show - Mair, Hartley Mair & Dybdall's
 Meadowpark Perfect Blend
 Best Puppy Bitch- Baldwin's Meadowpark Living My Dream At Fortonpark

Judge - Albert Wight 
What a truly splendid affair this was.  OK – the weather meant we had to be judged
in a lovely sized indoor ring whilst the spacious outdoor one enjoyed the rain!!  
Fortunately it remained dry long enough to let us all enjoy the stunning start to the
show, with a kilted bagpiper playing as he walked ahead of 20 – yes Twenty –
beautifully decorated carts,  exquisitely garlanded with flowers, laden with milk
churns and other farming accessories and pulled by either one or a brace of Bernese
who were handled by ladies and gents in full National Costume attire.  So colourful,
so varied and quite spectacular.  Then we moved indoors.

This event takes place over the whole weekend and is surely one of the very best
breed Club shows held in this country.  The breed judging is day 1 then  on Day 2
they have a fun day with lots of competitions. – which, thankfully, has sunshine as
I write this!   They must be a very hard working Committee and this is all done
under the stewardship of the delightful and so enterprising  husband and wife team
of George and Agnes Wilson.

To any judge lucky enough to be invited to judge this show – it is a must accept appointment!!
It is some while since I judged before such a rapturously enthusiastic ringside who
applauded every award with absolute gusto and every Bernese placed, right down to
fifth – got a special prize. Even the judge was handsomely rewarded!!

BIS was a stunning young bitch  which had won Graduate under me.  Atherton’s
Athersbern Peronelle Blush with the RCC bitch Mair, Hartley-Mair & Dydball’s
Meadowpark Perfect Blend being Res BIS and the DCC winner Scott’s Welshbern
One Vision At Scobern being BOS.  BP  was Meadowpark Vertigo and Best
Veteran Torralbaz Diamond Princess.

Going through the catalogue I find it fascinating to see that both CC winners,
1st in YD, 2nd in Mid LD, 1st in LD, 2nd in OD, 1st and 2nd in PGB, 2nd
in MidLB and 1st In LB, were all sired by   Ch Monalou Dutch Courage.  
And I have not counted the Meadowpark kennel wins but they had a field day,
both Res CCs, BPIS and in MPB they filled the first 4 places!!

Veteran Dog  (6 entered)

1st Wakeland's Jaybiem Cedar Trees At Bramikdel
A good start to the day with this so handsome headed chap who was in excellent
condition in body and coat. Loved his eyes and expression, strong neck, level back
and such a good spring and depth of rib.  Stepped around the ring with reach
and drive and looked good in the challenge.   BEST VETERAN DOG
2nd Avery's Kyleburn Night Quintillion.
Another oldie with lots to like about him. I felt his head was a joy, flattish skull,
gorgeous eyes, decent stop and a powerful neck.  He is well off for bone, his ribs
are deep and he has such tight feet.  Not quite the fluency in side action of 1 but
altogether an appealing package.  
3rd McAllister's Tiggerifik Chocolat Orange
Res Biggins' Greybern Young Dude
VHC Stammers' Maidin Mottram Josiah Fox

Minor Puppy Dog  (5)

1st Mair & Hartley-Mair's Meadowpark Dream On.
I thought he won this class easily as he is so much more advanced in body and
steadier in action than the others. Lovely weighted bone, excellent spring and
depth of rib, certainly compact in proportions and his head is developing well. 
His backline is level, the croup well moulded and he was spotless in jacket.  
2nd Alcorn's Meadowpark The Breeze Kneez.
Just a month younger than his half brother who beat him but not nearly so advanced
in body.  He does have a really good neck, lovely bend of stifle and firm hocks.
His coat was beautifully presented and he moved around the ring with a balanced
stride.  His head needs to develop a bit more yet, but there is plenty of time for that
and he does score in eye shape and colour.   
3rd Grimes' Stormberne Let It Snow
Res Murray's Halesbern Pal Joey
VHC Paterson's Floskirk Day Tripper

Puppy Dog  (3)

1st Mair, Hartley-Mair & Dybdall's Meadowpark Vertigo.
I loved this gorgeous youngster on sight and he is everything he should be at this age. 
Touch over middle size, stunning headpiece with an expression it is hard to ignore. 
Strong neck, well laid shoulders, ribs to the elbow, level back and well moulded
croup complete that eye catching outline and his rear and profile actions are ever so
good and sound.  He does need to firm up a bit when fore viewed, but that should
come right given time. I thought him so good that I seriously considered him for the
CC but felt that in this slow maturing breed, it could be the kiss of death to him at
just 11 months and when standing next to the adult males, he looked exactly
what he is, a glamourous  pin up boy and an outstanding future star whose time
will come, but not quite yet.    BEST PUPPY IN SHOW.
2nd Baldwin's Guiness Record From Christofland To Fortonpark.
Possesses a delightful headpiece, lovely eye shape, size and colour, he is well
ribbed, is quite compact and such good bone, legs and feet.  He is much less finished
overall that Vertigo and regrettably some dog knocked over a ringside metal barrier
just as he was about to be handled and the clang from the concrete floor rebounded
throughout the hall, and it did upset him.  He handled perfectly well, but just had that
slightly worried look.  Super presentation and coat. 
3rd Murphy's Kinelarty Benbevuto Bjorn

Junior Dog  (3 entered, 1 absent)

1st Hardy's Trudaleaze He's Adorable.
He’ll have lots of admirers with this beautiful headpiece.  Tall, handsome, very good
neck and head carriage, big enough ribbing, good backline and well set tail.  Needs to
fill out in forechest as he is a bit narrow there at the moment.   In action he is at his
best in profile where he is balanced and shows good forward reach and strong hock drive.  
2nd Marsden & Robertson's Trudaleaze Ain't I Adorable.
Obviously the litter brother!  My comments are that he is another very nice youngster,
better forechest than the winner, richly coloured jacket and he is well marked. Head
of good balance, ears a little heavy and not quite the clean neck of his brother.   He
too is balanced in profile action but today he was moving a little close when going away.

Yearling Dog  (6)

1st Scott's Welshbern One Vision At Scobern.  
My eventual DCC winner.  I liked so much about him, he is blessed with a
delightful headpiece, ample length and strength in foreface, well defined stop,
beautiful eyes and neat ears.  Sufficient reach of neck, really well ribbed and
bodied, fairly compact, excellent neck and looks a real powerhouse.  In stunning
coat, he is quite handful and his handler doesn’t quite get the best out of him on
the move  He gave glimpses of being really sound and in the challenge he did just
enough to get the top award.  But I think he will need a firmer handler to get the
very best out of him. Just imagine what a Dave Killiea or someone of that ilk could
do with him!!  DOG CC
2nd Claridge's Bernemcourt Morning Glory. 
Out of a smaller mould but so balanced in shape, almost 9/10 proportions, bags of
substance, head so well balanced and I loved his eyes, the shape, the dark colour
and that expression. Needs to firm up a bit in front but he went around the ring
showing good hock use.  
3rd Ratcliffe's Welshbern Seven Seas Of Rhye At Tribern
Res Marsden & Robertson's Trudaleaze Ain't I Adorable
VHC Wilson's Deheubarth Rhodri Mawr At Gelbackler

Maiden Dog  (1)
1st Paterson's Floskirk Day Tripper.
Just a MP attending a first show for both him and his owner.  Raw, coat needs to
clear in colour and he does need ring training. Middle sized, certainly compact,
nice head planes, eyes a little too round for me but he is well ribbed, has a super
nature and he seemed to be having more fun than his handler! 

Novice Dog  (1)
1st Marsden & Robertson's Trudaleaze Ain't I Adorable

Graduate Dog  (2)
1st Scott's Welshbern One Vision At Scobern.
2nd Ratcliffe's Welshbern Seven Seas Of Rhye At Tribern. 
Tall, nicely headed, well defined stop, strong muzzle and good pigmentation.  He
scores in carriage as he circles the ring, decent hind action and keeping his shape. 
Just a bit loose when fore viewed.  In sparkling coat.

Post Graduate Dog  (10, 1)

1st King's Elnside Going The Distance.  
Good sized boy with lots of substance and well weighted bone.  I liked the quality
of his head and expression, so wise and soft.  Enough spring and depth of rib, holds
his back firmly and his side action is balanced.  In excellent coat he just spoiled his
chances by pinning in front action.  
2nd Griffiths, Orme & Miles' Jaybiem Yeuben Chozen.  
This lovely coloured and coated dog was one of several which was just a bit too
proud of his tail for my taste. Stacked his shape is so eye catching, good neck
lovely rib depth, a shade long in loin which makes him less compact than the
winner.  His head is so good in skull and eyes but I would like a shade more stop
definition to soften the expression.  
3rd Addison's Torralbaz Lord Of The Manor
Res King & Bramble's Shirdees Continental
VHC Stammers' Athersbern Crowning Glory

Mid Limit Dog  (5)

1st Addison's Elnside The Dark Knight.  
I really did like heaps about this most attractive dog.  His shape just flows, good head
carriage, level back, fairly compact in proportion, presented in spot on condition
for coat, lovely croup line and a long tail.  He has good legs and feet, just a bit lacking
in width in chest so he comes towards one that trifle narrow.  Side on he is active,
fluent and powerful. 
2nd Macleod's Torralbaz Lord Of The Isles. 
Out of a smaller mould but totally masculine in outlook.  Head a good size with such a
good stop and muzzle.  I would like the skull to be flatter but that is compensated for
by those stunning eyes and expression. He is compact, strong in loin, has tight feet and
he circled the ring with a brisk, powerful stride.  
3rd Newton & Hogg's Kumo Van't Maroyke (Imp Bel)
Res Baldwin's Tjofselinas Z Diamuz At Fortonpark
VHC Wright & Kirk's Materabern Good Friday

Limit Dog  (7, 3)

1st MacDonald's Torralbaz Clan Chieftain. 
Middle sized with lots substance and bone.  Just about enough neck, certainly compact
in proportions, big ribbing, very good forechest, well laid shoulders, pasterns
could be tighter, light, easy side action. His head handles well, ample stop, flat skull
and good eyes.  
2nd Westlake's Glanzberg Day Ryder Of Jesterbrook.
Well marked and beautifully coloured and presented dog.  Tallish, loved his head
shape and that length and strength in muzzle, good neck, well ribbed, tail shade high set
and carried, good layback in shoulder, a bit lacking in thigh width and I would like
more let down in hock.  Moves a little close behind but side on is lithe.  
3rd Connolly's Carabaz New Blues
Res Scott's Welshbern Trafys Of Scobern

Open Dog  (9)

1st Dybdall's Ch Meadowpark Sugar Daddy.  
Looks a Ch. so not surprised to learn that he is one!  Middle sized, bags of substance,
very good feet and his head is beautiful.  With those eyes and that expression, he can’t
be missed.  Well constructed with good angles and shown in excellent bloom.   He
steps out with a lively stride and is so balanced and shapely in profile.  I just gave
the CC winner the edge in front when fore viewed.    RESERVE DOG CC.
2nd  King's Elnside Wishmaster. 
I loved his head, it just oozes quality and good breeding with that soft, wise gaze. 
He is well bodied and ribbed, the chest reaches the elbow, he is well off for bone
and he is surprisingly light footed as he goes around the ring.  I felt he was a that
tad better coming towards me than Daddy, but Daddy had the better hocks going
away!  Finally, I just wish this chap had a little more neck as he can look a little
stuffy in outline when compared to the winner  
3rd  Granger's Jaybiem I Tri For Shadybower JW
Res Wakeland's Ch Collansues Buildin' Bridges At Bramikdel
VHC Dickson's Monalou Dutch Connexion To Geruth

Veteran Bitch (8, 1)

1st McCormick's Torralbaz Diamond Princess.
What a shape and what a lovely type of bitch this is.  Beautiful wither height, good
neck, super body shape, and outline that just flows.  Head is well balanced, straight,
strong foreface, loved her so expressive eyes and her back is level and firm. 
Free striding and balanced and aided by being in stunning coat.    BEST VETERAN

2nd  Granger's Ch Bernfold Back To Ziggy At Shadybower.
Another really super Bernese bitch for sheer type and quality.  I thought she had
amongst the best hindquarters of the day, those short straight hocks and so well angled.
Again an outline that takes the eye, level in back and smooth croup.  Another whose
step is deceptively light and active. 
Close up 3rd  Bailey & Williams' Carabaz Planet Queen At Timarabai
Res  King & Brambles' Ch Shirdees Bobbie Dazzler
VHC  Gerrard's Torralbaz Designer Diamond

Minor Puppy Bitch  (9)

1st Mair & Hartley-Mair's Meadowpark Just A Dream.
2nd Mair & Hartley-Mair's Meadowpark Making Dreams.
Just 8 months old litter sisters and hard to split.  They excel in sheer type,
especially good heads, well developed ribs, good backlines and smooth
croups.  In lovely coat and super temperaments.   I felt the winner had a
slightly better layback in front and was a fraction tighter in backline.  The
second is a little higher at the withers, has a touch of elegance about her and
their side actions matched each other.  Will swop places often, I’m sure.  
3rd Baldwin's Meadowpark It's A Breeze At Fortonpark
Res Davidson's Meadowpark Pure Breeze
VHC Barnard's Jaybiem Dar'Corse

Puppy Bitch  (7, 1)

1st Baldwin's Meadowpark Living My Dream At Fortonpark.
I see she is litter sister to the 1st & 2nd in MPB.  Extremely shapely and so well
constructed charmer with a stunning head, eyes and expression.  Middle sized, so well
boned, excellent legs and feet, in sparkling jacket and the consummate showgirl.  Her
coat was groomed to perfection and she stepped out with a confident, purposeful stride. 
Unlucky to meet the superstar male for BP.   BEST BITCH PUPPY.
2nd Mair & Hartley-Mair's Meadowpark Breezing On. 
I see she shares the same sire as the winner.    Beautifully headed, super eyes and ears,
shade deeper through the rib than the winner and although basically sound, her
front action was not quite as tight as her half sister.  Her tail is long, her colouring
is lovely and she was in immaculate coat.  
3rd Calder's Bernjovi Bed Of Roses
Res Edis & Boot's Fairycourt Sparkles
VHC  Barnard's Jaybiem Dar'Corse

Junior Bitch  (9, 4)

1st Boyd's Lujento Jessie Jay.
I liked so much about her that I forgave her rather high tail carriage.  She is a nice size,
shapely with a decent neck, super backline and is stunning coat.  Her skull needs to
flatten a bit yet, well defined stop and decent foreface.  She has bags of substance
and looks like she could work all day.  
2nd Flanagan's Collansues Mountain Angel.  
Slightly different type altogether. For me she has a little too much stop but is
compensated for with her well set and shaped, dark eyes and a really good muzzle. 
She scores in shoulder layback with a good forechest and her side action is quite
balanced and fluent. 
3rd Westlake's Alpine Joy Page Story At Jesterbrook (Imp Rus)
Res  Edis & Boot's Fairycourt Sparkles
VHC  Whitehall's Fasnakyle's Royal Lady At Chevitway

Yearling Bitch  (5, 2)

1st Jeffries' Lara At Esslinbern (Imp Ned).
2nd Mair, Hartley-Mair & Dybdall's Meadowpark One Lover. 

Hard to split these two youngsters.  Whilst both have good heads, I felt Lara was
that little bit softer in expression for me having the more almond shaped eyes
and she is also that fraction shorter coupled. Breeze is a shade more positive in
pastern when fore viewed, Lara had that bit more drive from the hock.  Two stylish
teenagers both  in wonderful coat and so well presented.  
3rd  Whitehall's Fasnakyle's Royal Lady At Chevitway

Maiden Bitch  (6)

1st Westlake's Alpine Joy Page Story At Jesterbrook (Imp Rus). 
Tallish, lovely coat presentation, pleasing head, neck and outline, a bit lacking in
bend of stifle and I would like a little more layback in shoulder.  Showed her head
off and moved out fairly soundly. 
2nd Davidson's Meadowpark Pure Breeze.  
Out of a smaller mould and at present she needs to drop behind as her backline rises
from the withers.   Nice skull, eyes and ears, could do with a little stronger muzzle,
well ribbed, uses her hocks well but is a little wide in front at present.  
3rd Biggins' Harvestbank Fantastic Day At Greybern
Res  Cumming's Clanquaich Im Art Ha
VHC  Rossall's Stormberne Aint No Sunshine

Novice Bitch  (6, 2)
1st Jeffries' Lara At Esslinbern (Imp Ned)
2nd Westlake's Alpine Joy Page Story At Jesterbrook (Imp Rus)
3rd Whitehall's Fasnakyle's Royal Lady At Chevitway
Res  Rossall's Stormberne Aint No Sunshine

Graduate Bitch  (7)

1st Atherton's Athersbern Peronelle Blush.
Utterly feminine in every way and to me she is just a class item.  Has style in spades,
is so well constructed, floats around the ring with such positivity, reaching and
driving on a loose lead.  Her headpiece and expression are a joy, those eyes will
melt any heart, she is bright and engaging in expression, is richly coloured, well coated
and  at only 2 years old, the best is yet to come.  A pleasure to give her the BITCH CC

2nd King & Bramble's Shirdees Chevrolet.  
Unlucky to meet the first as she has lots to like. I liked her head, eyes and expression,
correct stop and excellent eyes.  Level back, nicely rounded croup to a good tail set. 
I feel she could do with an extra inch in leg length for her rib depth as it affects her
overall balance.  Sound enough if not quite the surefooted purposefulness of Blush.
3rd  Wells' Labanc-Volgyi Happy Feet (Imp Hun)
Res Flanagan's Collansues Heart Of Gold
VHC Westlake's Alpine Joy Page Story At Jesterbrook (Imp Rus)

Post Graduate Bitch  (9, 3)

1st Baldwin's Fortonpark Dutch By Design.  
Not the biggest bitch in the world but for me she is of such quality, especially in head
properties and expression.  Everything is in proportions, her length/height is probably
close to 9/10, she has a decent neck, her backline is firm and the ribs well sprung. 
In action she is good to watch in profile.  I just wish there was more of her.  
2nd Jeffries' Esslinbern Fenix Fire Lily.  
This is her half sister as they are both by Dutch Courage.  A taller, very handsome
headed bitch, ears could be a little smaller and high set.  She has good ribcage, strong
loin which is a shade long, good width in second thigh and she perambulated the ring
with a display of forward reach and rear drive.  
3rd Bailey & Williams' Carabaz Rubinas Sky At Timarabai
Res Calder's Floskirk Islay
VHC Thompson's Alphanova Rosetta

Mid Limit Bitch  (5)

1st Mair, Hartley-Mair & Dybdall's Meadowpark Perfect Blend.  
A really top quality example of the breed.  Strong but feminine head, ample neck,
really super ribcage and forechest, level back, smooth croup and long, low set tail.
Immaculate in coat and presentation and she responds to her handler’s every whim. 
Her front and rear angles are balanced, the hocks well let down and her profile action
is so balanced.  Shall be surprised if she does not go on to her title.    RESERVE CC.
2nd Rossall's Fortonpark Molly Malone.  
I noted how much I liked her head quality and I see she is another Courage
daughter and perhaps that is one of his trademarks.  She is richly hued, was in lovely
coat, well off for bone, tight feet and such a good tail. Not quite so steady when
coming towards me as Blend. 
3rd  Sawyer's Floskirk Fantoosh
Res Flanagan's Collansues Magical Dream
VHC Hogg's Ischka Van't Maroyke To Buganeezee

Limit Bitch  (7)

1st Baldwin's Fortonpark Dutch Delight.  
What a lovely bitch this is and she was very close up in the challenge.  She is a better
wither height than her sister, her jacket was beautifully presented, her colouring so
rich and contrasting, the black shining with well being. She has strength yet retains
such femininity with a delightful head and beautiful expression. I felt those I put over
her were that fraction more pleasing in action, but outdoors she may well acquit herself
better.  I think she looks good enough to wear a crown. 
2nd Green's Waldershelf Happy Hattie.  
Nice head pattern, excellent stop definition and strength in foreface.  Very good neck
and head carriage, nice bend of stifle and very pleasing side action.  Just moving a
shade wide in front.  
3rd McCormick's Monalou Artic Queen
Res Jeffries' Esslinbern Fenix Fire Lily
VHC  Flanagan's Collansues Rosebud

Open Bitch  (7, 2)
I have to say this class was a disappointment to me.   I don’t know what I was expecting,
but it never fulfilled my expectations.  

Replacement photograph supplied by Phillip Murphy
1st Murphy's Ch Kinelarty Norsk Star Struck Jun Ch.
Won here on having the best neck and outline, plus being so well coated and presented.
Pleasing headpiece  well weighted bone, nicely moulded croup and long tail.  She came
towards me some what widely and I felt she was a little bit unenthusiastic in profile.   
2nd Flanagan's Collansues Rock Goddess.  
Possibly the best mover in this class.  Tall enough for her sex, very good eyes, pleasing
head, lacks width in chest so moves a bit close when fore viewed.  Her smooth
effortless side action earned her the runner up spot in this class.  Not in her best jacket,
probably due to the time of year.  
3rd Murphy's Ch Lena En Kinelarty (Imp Esp)
Res  Jeffries' Windlenell Quita At Esslinbern
VHC McCallum's Annies African Violet Avec Noralu
Judge - Albert Wight

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