I would like to thank the committee of the Southern BMD Club for inviting me to judge. I felt it as a great honour as a foreign judge and to have your trust in my judgments. Although it was extremely cold, the welcome and hospitality was very warm.

A special thank to my professional steward, his guidance all the time to ensure I followed the right direction.

As you might know, judging on the Continent is quite different to the  UK so I endeavored to judge in the manner your Kennel Club and your club members  expected.

My overall impression was , that the breed had improved in some ways over the last couple of years.  All bites were OK, however there were some short tails.  I noticed size is still something questionable to consider .

A real concern is the lack of forechest, and as a result inherent to this were the bad front assemblies. This is a serious construction fault and consequently I have seen many with this concern. Unfortunately of course this manifests itself in a bad movement. 

Only a few dogs were shy, so overall impression of the temperament was that has improved positively.

Minor Puppy Dog  (6 entries, 1 absentee) 
1st  King & Bramble's Shirdees Lethal Weapon. 8 months old typical Bernese male. Lovely breed type, male expression. Substantial already. Plenty of bone, top line related to age. Excellent angulations. Would prefer a tat longer legs. Perfect tail carriage. Good mover.
2nd  Miles' Jaybiem Stan Innovation. Slightly taller than 1st good bone. A bit round eyes, nice ear setting. Enough forechest, top line related to age. Tail a bit short. Lovely angulations.
3rd Connelly's Shirdees Top Gun.   Different in type to 1st and 2nd, lighter build in body, bone fits body. Nice dark eyes. Round ribbed, long in loin, excellent rear angulations.

Puppy Dog  (3)
1st King & Bramble's Shirdees Lethal Weapon.
2nd Game's Chippis Magic Wizard.  Nice male who needs time to develop. Nice markings and expression. Lovely temperament. good angulations, nice mover.
3rd Stephenson's Kernow Something Perfect.  A bit disappointing in type. Needs more fore-chest, front assembly could be better. Sufficient angulations. Good top line.  Bad mover. 

Junior Dog  (2)
1st Stephenson's Kernow Something Perfect.  
2nd Biggins' Tangyachates Echo Beach At Greybern. Such a shame but can't go over the dog, would not let me touch him. Anyway nice breed type. 

Special Yearliing Dog  (2) 
1st Shaw's Glanzberg Massif.  19 months old. Big substantial boy, good bone. Typical expression, a tat low ear setting. Forechest is in progression, good rear angulations. Good tail carriage. Well muscled, perfect topline which he held on the move.
2nd Lukat's Jo-Ben Vom Roennbaum.  19 months old, would prefer stronger head and body, smaller than 1st, could carry less weight. Wish better ear setting. Nice stifle, tail short, straight hocks.

Graduate Dog  (1)
1st Romanov's Waldershelf Fancy Phoenix.  Smaller size but balanced. Wish a tad broader broader skull, almond shaped dark eyes. Because of the lack of forechest he turns his feet out. Nice coat and colour. Prefer more drive.

Post Graduate Dog  (4, 1)
1st Vaychkus & Vaickus' Flintas Kalnu Suo (Imp Lit). Excellent breed type, sound build. Lovely male head and expression with correct details. Strong neck. Excellent angulations and bone. Movement with drive. Lovely markings. Notmuch coat today so nothing to hide. An honest
dog. Great temperament. Best Dog and Best in Show.
2nd Leek's Harvestbank Fernando. Good size, would prefer stronger head, nice male expression. Good topline, well angulated. Good markings. Could move with more drive.
3rd Austen's Collansues Excalibur.

Limit Dog  (6, 2, 1 withdrawn)
1st Bird &bridges' Kernow Something.  Big male, lovely head and typical expression, dark eyes. Excellent bone and angulations, perfect topline, could have more neck.  Pronounced forechest and depth. Excellent tail and carriage, moves with drive.
2nd Rothery's Glamrock Graffiti Artist.  Heavy head, tat round and too close together placed eyes which detract from the expression. Good forechest, short upper arm. Good bone. Well angulated.
3rd Hyland's Charmsway Adventurer.  Smaller and lighter type, lacks substance. Good  forechest , satisfactory  bone. 

Open Dog  (3, 2)
1st Gopal's Ch Collansues Secret Bridges.  Almost 4 years old, excellent head and expression. Excellent bone. Prefer more forechest. Super Bernese temperament. Round cat feet, excellent angulations. Prefer stronger topline, nicely broad croup. Short tail. Nice mover.

Breeders Dog  (1)
1st Stelmach & Davis' Chippis Knights Image. Almost 8 years. Lovely tall male with plenty of expression. Although I would prefer a tat stronger head and more stop, he looks very well for his age. Deep body, good bone. Well angulated, good forechest. Still an excellent mover.  

Veteran Dog  (2)
1st Turner';s Ch Tangyachates Beachcomber. Strong male, lovely strong head and expression. Super condition, credits to his owner. Plenty of bone, good forechest, excellent angulations. Moves with drive. Love his temperament. 
2nd Stelmach & Davis' Chippis Knights Image.

Veteran Bitch  (5, 4)
1st Rothery's Glamrock Future Legend. Superb condition. Nice head with the sweetest of female expression, dark well shaped eyes, perfect ear setting. Excellent topline, angulations and movement. Allover I would prefer her a bit stronger. Best Veteran in Show

Minor Puppy Bitch  (4, 1)
1st Miles' Jaybiem My My My. 8 months, well developed for her age. Sound build, excellent forechest, good topline already. Feminine expression. Round ribcage, well angulated, good mover. Best Puppy in Show.
2nd King & Bramble's Shirdees Miss Congeniality. Lovely head and expression, a bit round eye, bright expression. Strong bone, could have more and broader forechest. A bit long cast. Lovely coat.
3rd Lady of Meybury.  Different in type, she could have more substance. Superb forechest. She needs time to mature especially her head. Lovely dark eyes.   

Puppy Bitch  (2)
1st Hyland's Charmsway Impossible Dream.  11 months old, sound built, good forechest. Correct head, dark almond shaped eyes, a bit big ears yet. Quite good topline already, time will be on her side. Typical  expression.
2nd King & Brambles' Shirdees Miss Congeniality.

Junior Bitch  (3)
1st Miles' Jaybiem Burli Shassi.  Almost 13 months old, already in proportion. Good size, broad body. Head development is in progress. Good bone and topline. Sufficient angulations. Sound mover. Nice coat.
2nd Clough's Bernark's Now Or Never. 14 months old,  different in size. Female expression. Good angulations, round ribbed. Would like to see more self-confidence.
3rd Johnson's Esslinbern Decapo In A Dream.  Big girl, sufficient bone, wish more angulations. Difficult to go over her, she is not happy in the ring. Lovely coat.

Special Yearling Bitch  (1)
1st Vaychkus & Vaickus' Blue Aira Bernenskie Ranczo JW (Imp Pol).  Regal expression, very attractive head. Well boned, broad chest but could do with more forechest. Excellent topline. Correct tail. Good angulations, excellent mover. Pretty girl.

Maiden Bitch  (2)
1st Jakobsen's Bernfold Celeb Annabel.  Nice girl, good size, balanced for size bone. Female expression, dark well shaped eyes, a bit big ears. Quite good topline. Good muscle tone, good mover. Correct tail.
2nd Lady Of Meybury. 

Novice Bitch  (3, 1)
1st Jakobsen's Bernfold Celeb Annabel.  
2nd Lady Of Meybury.

Graduate bitch
1st King's Ecalpharas Moonshine Over Leapingwell. Nice balanced bitch, pretty, nice markings. Would prefer more forechest. Good angulations. Good mover.
2nd Hyland's Bernfold Celeb Laila Mo At Charmsway. Lovely female, soft expression. Quite good bone, deep chest, good angulations. Good mover but would prefer more drive.
3rd Chippis Diamonds. 4 years old, smaller size, prefer more substance. Wish more forechest. Perfect topline. Lacks definition to the head, prefer more stop. Dark tan, good coat and tail.

Post Graduate Bitch  (2, 1).
1st Bamford's Harvestbank Earth Angel.  5½ years old, narrow head, prefer more stop, open flews. Excellent forechest, satisfactory bone, soft topline. Well angulated. Coming towards she is peddling. Nice coat.

Limit Bitch  (6 entries, 2 absentees, 1 withdrawn) 
1st Bailey & Williams' Carabaz Rubinas Sky At Timarabai.  6 years, lovely head. Good forechest, quite good bone, soft back. Well angulated, good movement. Correct tail.
2nd Stelmach & Davis' Chippis She's A Diamond.  Smaller size. Lovely head, prefer a stronger head, and more stop. Dark eyes. Good forechest, quite good topline. Lovely coat. Her tail never stops wagging.
3rd Bamford's Harvestbank Earth Angel.   

Open Bitch  (6, 2, 2 withdrawn)
1st Sutton's Ch Bernsteph Dior Remember Me JW ShCM. Excellent bitch, sound. Correct and broad head in all details, attractive  female expression. Dark eyes. Prefer a little bit more neck. Excellent coat in good condition. Perfect topline. Good bone. Well angulated, superb movement. Well presented. Best Bitch & Reserve Best in Show
2nd Biggins' Harvestbank Fantastic Day At Greybern.  Strong girl, good head, sweet expression. Lacks nobility, a tat big ears. Good forechest. Tan could be darker. Soft back, well angulated, depth of body. Good coat and markings. 

Breeders Bitch  (2)
1st  Sutton's Ch Bernsteph Dior Remember Me JW ShCM.
2nd Stelmach & Davis' Chippis She's A Diamond 

1st Stelmach and Davis.

Judge - Silvia Schmocker (Burgseeli ) Netherlands.

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