Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Scotland 

Our Open Show was held on

Sunday 12th February 2017
Cochrane Hall, Alva FK12 5LJ


Judge - Loraine Ratter 

Best Dog & Best in Show ~ Hastings' Bernemcourt Liv'n On A Prayer

Reserve Best Dog & Reserve Best in Show ~ King's Elnside Going The Distance

Best Puppy Dog & Best Puppy in Show ~ Addison's Monalou Bollinger

Best Veteran Dog ~ Scott's Welshbern Trafys Of Scobern ShCM

Best Bitch -~Davidson's Meadowpark Pure Breeze

Reserve Best Bitch ~ Kelly's Ridon Hennet Rosetta Stone At Belhof (Imp Est)

Best Bitch Puppy ~ McPherson's Doodles Painted Lady

Best Veteran Bitch & Best Veteran in Show ~ McAllisters Tiggerific Hunny Bee

Above ~ Best Bitch, Reserve Best Bitch, Best Veteran Bitch and Best Puppy Bitch



Thanks you to the committee and exhibitors for a most enjoyable day judging one of 
my favourite breeds. 

The show was extremely well organised with a lively, friendly atmosphere, marvellous
raffle and club stall positively groaning with club merchandise. 

Veteran Dog  (2 entered)
Both these dogs are a credit to the owners  
1st & Best Veteran Dog Scott's Welshbern Trafys Of Scobern ShCM.  A fit and
well conditioned male of excellent breed type. Desired size and substance. Well
marked, typical head, masculine with correct expression. Sound mover, firm topline.
2nd Dickson's Ch Monalou Dutch Connexion To Geruth. A male of lovely
quality, he was presented in excellent condition, well muscled throughout. He excels
in head and expression. Balanced angulation, correct outline retained on the move. 

Puppy Dog  (2)  
1st, Best Puppy Dog & Best Puppy in Show Addison's Monalou Bollinger.
  A very
typical, well grown youngster. His head is developing as you would expect, his
movement was sound. Well presented today, on the move tending to roach his topline. 
2nd Watson's Monalou Just Monty (TAF).  Well constructed with good  bone,  
lovely feet and general substance. Moved steadily.  

Junior Dog (2 entered, 1 absent)
1st Smith's Piper Van’t Stokerybos (Imp Bel). Youngster of  good size with adequate 
substance. His head is maturing well, gentle  expression, almond shaped dark eyes,  
scissor bite. Compact body. Active sound mover with supermarkings. Silky coat which 
was well presented.

Yearling Dog  (2, 1)
1st King's Elnside The Grandmaster.  Immediately catches your eye with his classic 
outline. A fit and active dog of super breed type. Good angulation fore and aft, compact 
body, strong well muscled loin. Typical head with gentle expression. Well presented  
coat and handled empathically. 

Maiden Dog (1)
1st Watson's Monalou Just Monty (TAF)

Post Graduate Dog (3, 1)
1st Dickson's Monalou Vino Verde At Geruth. Super young dog, so well balanced, 
he has type, strength and is well angulated. His body is compact and well developed. 
Strong, level topline, well muscled loin. Excellent tail carriage. Fit and is sound and 
active on the move  
2nd Scobie's Monalou Northern Knight. Ideal size, extremely masculine with strongly 
developed bone. Compact body, well angulated rear. Today he was not moving well in 
front. Super coat texture and condition.  

Limit Dog  (6, 2)
1st Hastings' Bernemcourt Liv'n On A Prayer.  A striking young male full of
promise. Balanced outline, strong and sturdy with the correct amount of substance. 
Typical head and gentle expression from almond shaped eyes, scissor bite. Well 
angulated shoulder and hindquarters which were well muscled allowing him to move 
with drive and power around the ring. Beautifully presented coat and handled to
2nd Blincow's Torralbaz Lord Of The Manor. Mature and  masculine with 
excellent markings. Strongly built.  I would prefer a slightly better lay of shoulder 
but he is balanced fore and rear with a good topline and tailset. Moved soundly.Super 
coat and very well conditioned   
3rd MacLeod's Torralbbaz Lord Of The Isles. 

Open Dog  (3, 1)
1st King's Elnside Going The Distance.  An obvious active and outgoing mature dog 
with super bone and feet. His personality shone through in his expression. Correct 
shoulder angulation, he moved soundly. In super coat and condition. Well handled to
get the best from him. 
2nd Scott's Welshbern One Vision At Scobern ShCM. Excelling in size and bone. 
Masculine head.Slightly shorter in neck than ideal. Compact body, well muscled and 
angulated rear. Well marked coat of correct texture.

Above ~ Unbeaten Dog Class winners line up

Veteran Bitch (3, 2)
1st McAllister's Tiggerific Hunny Bee. A super fit and sprightly nine year old, 
she has retained her femininity and super expression.  Today she out-moved many 
younger exhibits. Balanced outline with a firmly held topline. A credit to her owners. 

Minor Puppy Bitch  (1)
1st McPherson's Doodles Painted Lady. Eight months, strong breed type, good
markings. Feminine head which is developing as you would expect at this stage, 
dark eye, scissor bite. Correct bone, well angulated shoulder. Typical outline, good
tail set. Moving a little closely behind today. 

Puppy Bitch  (2)
1st McPherson's Doodles Painted Lady
Jeffries' Esslinbern Eternal Joy.  At the tall and rangy stage. She has a pleasing  
head and expression, dark eye, scissor bite. On the move she retained a good outline 
and topline 

Yearling Bitch  (1)
1st Prentice's Monalou Skyes The Limit.  Super youngster exhibiting great activity 
and confidence. Typical head, good stop, correct expression.  Compact, well developed 
body. Strong topline. Good set and length of tail. Well presented and handled

Graduate Bitch  (2, 1)
1st  Kelly's Ridon Hennet Rosetta Stone At Belhof (Imp Est).  An eye catching  
young female.  Super type with a most attractive profile, she is starting to mature in 
head which is very feminine with a dark eye.  Correct dentition. Broad chest, correct
ribs, strong, level topline. Good bone and well shaped feet.  Well condition and  
handled empathically. 

Post Graduate Bitch  (3, 1)
1st Davidson's Meadowpark Pure Breeze.  Immediately grabs your attention on 
entering the ring. Strong, sturdy with super bone and just the correct amount of 
substance. Obvious a big personality, very confident, alert and responsive to her 
handler. Sound movement and outline in profile won her Best Bitch. She was 
beautifully presented, well muscled. 
2nd McCormick's Monalou Star Princess. Attractive markings ideal size with good 
bone and feet. Well developed body. Today she was losing her topline on the move. 
Correct coat which was well presented.

Limit Bitch  (2)
1st Davidson's Meadowpark Pure Breeze. Mature bitch, ideal size, super markings.
Feminine head, good stop, dark almond shaped eyes. Typical outline. Fairly well 
angulated fore and rear. Obviously good natured and friendly. Well conditioned coat
and condition.  

Open Bitch  (2)
1st McCormick's Monalou Artic Queen. This bitch has what I consider the text 
book head and expression for the breed type in abundance. Ideal bone and substance. 
Super neck and shoulder. Well ribbed, level topline. Correct tail set. Sound mover 
in excellent coat and condition.  
2nd Davidson's Meadowpark Whispers Shadow.  A taller bitch, a bit finer all 
through. Well developed body, she was presented in good coat. Has super markings 
and muscle tone. Well handled.


Above ~ Unbeaten Bitch Class winners line up

Above ~ Unbeaten Bitch Class winners line up



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