Kelso Weekend 2016 

Championship Show

Saturday 6th August 2016

Springwood Park, Kelso TD5 8LS


Dogs - June Miles (Jaybiem)

Bitches - Sue Flanagan (Collansues)

Referee - George Wilson (Ursine)

Dog CC
Baldwin's Guiness Record From Christofland To Fortonpark (imp)

Reserve Dog CC
Mair, Hartley-Mair & Dybdall's Ch Meadowpark High Class

Best Puppy Dog  
Baldwin's Meadowpark First Class For Fortonpark

Best Veteran Dog 
Dickson's Ch Monalou Dutch Connexion To Geruth

Bitch CC 
Pawlyszyn's Ch Materabern Disco Diva

Reserve Bitch CC 
Baldwin's Meadowpark Living My Dream at Fortonpark

Best Puppy Bitch
Baldwin's Fortonpark Lilly's delight

Best Veteran Bitch 
Rossall's Fortonpark Molly Malone


Baldwin's Guiness Record From Christofland To Fortonpark (imp)

Mair, Hartley-Mair & Dybdall's Ch Meadowpark High Class

Pawlyszyn's Ch Materabern Disco Diva

Baldwin's Meadowpark First Class For Fortonpark

Rossall's Fortonpark Molly Malone


DOG CLASS RESULTS - Judge - June Miles (Jaybiem)

Thank you to the officers and committee for the opportunity to judge at this
enjoyable show.

The showground is situated in the lovely town of Kelso. The river runs alongside
the showground and the weather was just right for the Bernese .

Even if you don't show, try and include this show with a weekend break as the
hospitality is outstanding, the food is scrummy and the dogs and people are sublime.
The piper both days led the carters into the ring and what a wonderful sight they were.
Happy wagging tails (the dogs !) people smiling and the usual jokes about what the
piper was wearing under his kilt!

I was looking for dogs that fulfilled the requirements of a working draft dog and with
a temperament of a family dog. There were only a couple of youngsters that were a bit
unsure. Dentition on the whole was correct with just one undershot bite and one missing
premolar. Although the standard states complete scissor bite ie top teeth slightly over-
lapping bottom teeth . I felt that in 2 of the exhibits, the quality of the dog surpassed
this small fault.

Veteran Dog  (3 entered, 2 absent)
1st Dickson's Ch Monalou Dutch Connextion To Geruth.
7 half years and in superb
condition. Still moving good. Nice head properties .Full dentition . Lovely shoulder
placement leading to strong boned legs and neat feet. Short coupled with rounded
rump and well carried tail. An absolute pleasure to judge him.

Minor Puppy Dog  (4, 1)
1st Watson's Jesterbrook Alpine Glory At Stepdasher.
6 months.  Very raw as one
would expect at this age. Still in his puppy coat. This should clear as that his true 
colours will shine through. A nice size pup who stood still long enough for me to go
over him. His exuberance on the move lends to him flying his tail, but I am of the
opinion that one can channel this and rather this than a pup that is shy. His head is nice
with good ear set, dark eye and good mouth.
2nd O Neil's Esslinbern Dacapo Donatus. Another 6 month old who I thought was
delightful. Lovely temperament but unfortunately very slight lame.
3rd Abbott Brown and Abbott's Kingstonska Iron Lion Zion. Nice enough pup
and a good size for his age. Movement was typical of puppies being a bit uncontrolled,
but like 2nd, I would rather this than a shy pup.  Unfortunately his expression was spoilt
by round light eye.

Puppy Dog  (3)
1st Baldwin's Meadowpark First Class For Fortonpark
2nd Biggins' Tangyachates Echo Beach At Greybern
3rd Hay's Lady Xera's Spitfire (TAF)

Junior Dog  (9)
1st Meadowpark Perfect Record.
16 mth with superb muscling for age, therefore
was able to move to advantage . Well presented and shown. Good shoulder placement,
strong legs and tight cat like feet. Rounded rump and good tail set.
2nd Scobie's Monalou Northern Knight.  13 mth again a very nice youngster. Lovely
headed dog ( and this coming from a judge who is known not to be a head case! ) Not
too dissimilar to winner and another day could change places.
3rd Heslam's Monalou Ferguson.  Was informed later that this was litter brother to
2nd. What a pity he decided to play up today. Please persevere as in my opinion this 
pup was very typy.
Res King's Elnside The Grandmaster
VHC Webster's Esslinbern The Charmed One At Tootega.

Yearling Dog  (6, 2)
1st Mair, Hartley Mair & Dybdall's Meadowpark High Class.
Well his name says
it all ! I am very impressed by all that the breeders of this Kennel have achieved over
the years and this one seems to top the lot (thats until they bring out another high class
youngster) ! Beautiful bone, Good neck shoulders legs and feet. Just a tad long in loin
but his other attributes make him a force to be reckoned with. i thought he would be 
my ticket winner today but in the challenge, the limit winner just pulled out all the stops
on the go round. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to assess him.
2nd Bridges' Kernow Something. Spoilt for choice here. Very similar to 1st. With his
new handler (who you can see loves showing him ) he is animated and flowed around
the ring. A difficult choice and it was just length of neck that clinched it! Another who 
was presented excellently.
3rd Walton's Emchambray Waterloo. Nearly 2 yrs and a good upstanding dog. Has
a tendancy to stand straight behind. Nice coat and good temperament.
Res Boreham's Deberni Viscount At Broels.

Maiden Dog  (5, 2)
1st Biggins' Tangyachates Echo Beach At Greybern. Previous place 2nd in puppy
2nd Hay's Lady Xera's Spitfire (TAF) previously place 3rd in puppy dog.
3rd Heslam's Monalou Ferguson previously placed 3rd in Junior.

Novice Dog  (4, 3)
1st Walton's Enchambray Waterloo. Previously placed 3rd in yearling.

Graduate Dog  (3, 1)
1st Essinbern Benrus Sky Chief. 
24 mth. I can imagine this dog would be more than
at home in the shafts of a cart with his very good shoulders.  Could use his ears more to
advantage as his expression was spoilt somewhat by this minor problem.
2nd Wakeland's Shirdees Joe Dimaggio At Brimakdel. 19 mth very exhuberant
young man. He has the most delightful temperament and moved well in spite of his
" Im going to have fun" attitude. And because of this he tends to stick his tail up in the
air as if to say " and I don't care ". lovely youngster.

Post Graduate Dog  (3)
1st Atkinson and Reynolds' Meadowpark Secret Blend.
Yet another bred in the
purple by the very clever breeders. This medium sized 2 yr old is very well schooled
and presented. Although not the biggest ( and don't let us forget that the breed standard
states 27 half inches at the shoulder) so was within standard, he needs another year to
bulk out his frame. Again nice head quality with dark eye and good earset which he used
to advantage. He sailed round the ring and had the best tail carriage here.
2nd Grimes' Stormbern Let It Snow. Again looking at my catalogue later found out
he is a mix of the Meadowpark/Fortonpark combination which seems to work so well.
Masculine strength but felt maybe a bit too much I Again a clean headed exhibit with
dark eyes. Little bit stuffy in neck, shoulders ok and body under that coat just rolled a
3rd Boreham 's Deberni Viscount At Broels.

Mid Limit Dog  (4, 1)
1st Ratcliffe's Welshbern Seven Seas Of Rye At Tribern.  I have watched this
3/half from the ringside and have been impressed by his unassuming attitude. Good
strength of head, length of neck and shoulders. Again one that would be able to carry
out the function of what the breed is all about.  Rounded rump and good tail carriage.
Moved with purpose.
2nd Scott's  Welshbern One Vision. Litter brother to the above.  A few of the above
comments apply here. Although this one seems to have a mind of his own and it took
all the handlers experience to rein him in ! Both these boys were a delight to assess.
3rd Robson's Trudaleaze Majik Spell. Lovely 2 year old who again could do with
a year on his back. Good all round with kind expression. Typical movement of the 
breed but again carried his tail a bit high . It must have been the Scottish breeze!

Limit Dog  (8)
1st Baldwin's Guiness Record From Christofland To Fortonpark (imp).
2/half who appeared a little long cast. Not in full coat so you really need hands on to
appreciate his qualities. Not of my usual type that I go for BUT everything fitted in the
right place ( and as judges we should not go for preferences but what the standard says )
Lovely bend of stifle enabling him to power round the ring in the challenge to take the
Dog CC then with my co judges input went on to be declared best in show. Well done.
2nd Macdonald's Torralbaz Clan Chieftain. Nearly 6 years old and in his prime.
Masculine. Slightly sloping shoulders leading to strong legs, very good bone, nice tight
feet. Movement was typical of the breed. Very nice all round dog.
3rd Macleod's Torralbaz Lord Of The Isles. Whoops I did it again. Another set of 
litter brother 2 and 4 ! Very similar to his brother and in superb condition. Same remarks
apply and difficult to separate these two.
Res Addison's Torralbaz Lord Of the Manor.
VHC Ratcliffe's Welshbern Seven Seas Of Rhye At Tribern.

Open Dog (6, 2)
1st Mair, Hartley-Mair & Dybdall's Ch Meadowpark Vertigo JW. 3yr male on top
form. Wonderful head with benign expression. Dark eyes, correct ear set, lovely mouth,
strong neck leading to text book shoulders. Very good ribbing just a tad long through
the loin but this does not impede his movement in anyway as he is steady and purposeful.
In wonderful coat that gleamed in the sunshine. it is said that Breeding will out and he
has passed on his wonderful temperament and stance to his offspring.
2nd Atkinson / Reynolds' Meadowpark Secret Blend. Previous placed 1st in post
3rd Gopal's Collansues Secret Bridges.  At the top end for size and needs to fill his
frame . a nice dog with a delightful temperament.  Has a tendency to fly his tail on the
run round which spoils his outline.
Res Carty's Floskirk Berneray.

BITCH CLASS RESULTS - Judge - Sue Flanagan (Collansues)

I would like to thank the BMD Club of Scotland for inviting me to judge at their
very prestigious show. Always perfectly organised, the weather complimented all
the committee's hard work. The puppy classes were a delight to judge, there were
so many promising puppies to choose from. I was spoilt for choice. My co-judge,
June Miles, and I were in complete agreement on our choice for the overall

Veteran Bitch  (5, 3)
1st Rossall's Fortonpark Molly Malone - Oozed type and substance, strong yet 
feminine head, kind eye giving soft expression, good reach of neck, deep broad chest,
correct shoulder placement, deep rib, level back finishing into nicely, rounded
quarters, correct tail set and carriage, in excellent coat. Best Veteran.
2nd Sawyers' Floskirk Fantoosh - Not the shape or substance of 1 but head of good
shape and proportion, kind well shaped eyes, deep rib, low set tail, straight in stifle
which reflected in movement.

Minor Puppy Bitch  (9) 
A delight to see and go over so many promising puppies.
1st Baldwin's Fortonpark Chasing Dreams – Shapely and well boned. Pretty and
feminine head of good proportion developing, dark correct shaped eyes, lovely
expression, good reach of neck, well placed shoulders and deep rib developing, level
back going into a nicely rounded croup, well set tail and carriage, movement very
together for age.
2nd Johnson's Esslinbern Decapo In A Dream – Feminine well shaped head
developing, correct shaped eyes, broad chest with good depth, well bent stifles, correct
tail set and carriage, in lovely coat and condition.
3rd Handley's Jesterbrook Alpine Joy At Enchambray – Well off for bone, good shaped
head developing, well laid shoulders, good hind angulation, low set tail. More of her
frame to fill, so not as mature looking as 1 and 2.
Res Green's Bernerdalens Quest For Fame At Waldershelf (imp Swe)
VHC Davidson's Liskarn River Lea.

Puppy Bitch  (3) 
1st Baldwin's Fortonpark Lilly's Delight –
Sturdily built and beautifully balanced for
one so young, feminine broad head of good depth, decent stop, lovely dark eyes giving
kind expression, good reach of neck, broad deep fore chest, good depth of rib, level
back, well bent stifles, strong rounded croup, correct tail set and carriage, moved true
in all directions, just carrying a bit too much weight giving her a roll on the move.
Will be watching this one with interest in the future. Best Puppy Bitch and Reserve
Best Puppy in Show.
2nd Davidson's Liskarn When We Were Young – Nice shaped head developing, 
dark eyes, good reach of neck, well angled shoulders, level back, well set tail, overall
shape developing nicely but movement was erratic and hard to assess. Owner and dog
need to work together.
3rd Davidson's Liskarn River Lea – Little sister, not so mature in body yet, but moved

Junior Bitch (3, 2)
1st Watson's Staubach Quianna At Stepdashar –
Feminine good shaped head
developing, dark well shaped eyes, medium boned, good depth of rib, well set tail,
medium hind angulation, not in her full jacket today, moved ok.

Yearling Bitch (7)
1st Jeffries' Esslinbern Binda Hip Hop –
Pretty head of good shape developing, 
dark eyes, correct bite, good length of neck, well angled shoulders, decent bend of
stifle, moved well keeping level topline.
2nd King's Ecalpharus Moonshine Over Leapingwell - Feminine head of good
shape, deep stop, dark kind eyes, well for hind angulation, low set tail, moved well.
3rd McCormick's Monalou Star Princess – Broad flat skull of good depth, a little
light in eye, strong well shaped body, deep rib, finishing to nicely rounded rump, good
tail set. Just lacks confidence which spoilt her movement.
Res Granger's Shirdees Harlow Jean Of Shadybower.
VHC Carson's Esslinbern Box Jewel.

Maiden Bitch (1)
1st Carson's Esslinbern Box Jewel –
Good shape head, dark well shaped eyes,
longer cast, needs time to mature into body. Handler needs to work with his dog.
Movement erratic and unbalanced.

Novice Bitch  (4, 1)
1st Baldwin's Fortonpark Designer Record –
Lovely type and shape, feminine
broad head with good stop, kind eyes, broad deep chest, deep ribs, well bent stifles,
nicely rounded rump, low set tail. A little worried on the move which spoilt her
2nd Carson's Esslinbern Box Jewel.
3rd Soame's Jaybiem Bornfree – Upper sized bitch, broad skull with decent stop,
deep chest and rib, level back, movement a little unbalanced.

Graduate Bitch  (6, 2)
1st Rossall's Stormberne Aint No Sunshine –
Very feminine typy bitch, correct
shaped head, almond shaped dark eyes, good depth of chest, good depth of rib, level
back, fair hind angulation, moved ok.
2nd Watson's Staubach Quianna At Stepdashar.
3rd Soame's Jaybiem Bornfree.
Res Dewick's Alisnobern Rainbow Dawn.

Post Graduate Bitch (9, 5)
1st Jeffries' Esslinbern Binda Hip Hop.
2nd Thompson's Trudaleaze Shes Gorjus At Brierbern -
Feminine typy bitch, 
head of good shape, decent neck, deep rib and well for hind angulation, low set tail,
movement not as true as 1.
3rd Granger's Shirdees Harlow Jean Of Shadybower – Upper sized bitch, head
of good shape, maturing nicely, dark eyes, good reach of neck, good overall shape,
just needs to mature into her frame, movement was not at all settled. handler needs
to run on a loose lead as he was pulling her off balance.
Res Soames' Jaybiem Bornfree.

Mid Limit Bitch  (4, 1)
1st Biggins' Harvestbank Fantastic Day At Greybern -
Medium boned bitch of 
good all round shape, feminine typy head, broad flat skull, well shaped eyes giving
a lovely soft expression, good lay of shoulders, deep rib, finishing to nicely rounded
rump with correct set tail, in super coat and condition, moved best in this class. Sadly,
she didn't show herself off as well in the challenge.
2nd Marsden and Robertson's Trudaleaze Majik Potion - Feminine head of good
proportions, good length of neck, deep broad chest, strong quarters with well bent
stifles. A little worried on the move which spoilt her movement.
3rd Sawyers' Floskirk Faray – Nice shaped head but eyes a little light, good front
and good depth of rib but rather straight in stifle which reflected on movement.

Limit Bitch  (11)
1st Baldwin's Meadowpark Living My Dream At Fortonpark -
Another lovely
shaped feminine bitch from this kennel, broad head with good depth, flat skull, good
stop, well shaped eyes, melting expression, well off for bone and body of excellent
proportions, correct lay of shoulders, well bent stifles, well rounded croup, correct
tail set and carriage. Moved true in all directions, keeping level topline. Res CC.
2nd Jeffries' Esslinbern Fenix Fire Lily – Another well shaped bitch from this 
kennel, not quite so strong in head, yet feminine with dark well shaped eyes, deep
fore chest, good deep rib cage, well off for hind angulation, correct tail set and
carriage, moved out well.
3rd Watson's Stepdashar Sommer Girl – Broad head, broad deep fore chest, good
depth of rib, well set tail, needs her jacket, moved out well.
Res Bailey & Williams' Carabaz Rubinas Sky At Timarabai
VHC Abbott-Brown & Abbott's Meadowpark One Love With Kingstonka.

Open Bitch (12)
1st Pawlyszyn's Ch Materabern Disco Diva –
6 ½ years old now, sturdily built
and beautifully balanced with her overall size, outline and bone,  I couldn't take my
eyes off her. Feminine broad head of good depth, lovely dark and well shaped eyes
giving a kind expression, broad deep chest, well angled shoulders, deep rib cage,
super hind angulation, strong rounded croup, correct tail set and carriage, moved out
with drive in all directions, keeping level topline. Bitch CC and Best Opposite Sex
in Show.
2nd Abbott-Brown and Abbott's Meadowpark Dream Come True With
Kingstonska – Well boned feminine head of good shape, eyes a little round, well
angled shoulders, good depth of rib, nicely rounded rump and low set tail, moved out
well in all directions.
3rd Watson's Stepdashar Sommer Girl.
Res McCormick's Monalou Artic Queen.
VHC Thompson's Trudaleaze She's Gorjus At Brierbern.

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