BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG CLUB OF IRELAND – 2 September 2012
Judge Satu Ylä-Mononen
I would like to thank the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Ireland for inviting me to judge at this prestigious event, the exhibitors for presenting their Bernese in such clean condition, my stewards for a well run show-ring and Alison Erskine for her excellent hospitality. The whole show was so well organised.
I enjoyed my day very much, the weather was perfect and the show ground was excellent, such a large ring was available outside. The atmosphere was very nice and exhibitors accepted gracefully the decisions I made.
Before I start the short individual critiques I would make some general comments. There was a very good entry and the classes were well attended with few absentees. I was pleased with my class winners and felt that the overall quality of the Bernese was rather good. There were some excellent heads and expressions, bone in general was good and also tail sets. Movement was generally good, all class winners particularly. Movement is very important, faultless movement tells me there aren't many big faults in anatomy. As I said in my ring this is a working breed that should move easily and could work in the farms like farmer dogs did many years ago. I found a one dog with undershot bite, two dogs with missing teeth (2 x P3, 1 x P3) and 13 (!!) dogs with a very light eyes. That's quite a lot. In the European countries those problems are not so common. Also be careful of correct top lines and correct angulations in front and rear.
The Best of Breed winner was a charming gentleman who is a credit to the breed! He was the best mover in the ring! He was six years old and still so perfect. Be proud of him! Also B.O.S was an excellent female without any big faults. Excellent movements, such a lovely head and expression and perfect angulations with lovely short hock! Unfortunately not in her best coat that day. Also a credit to the breed.
Thank you for a very enjoyable day and special thanks for the gift I got. I just love it!
My best wishes to the Club and the Bernese in Ireland.
B.O.B EMBLETON’S CH, GB CH, INT CH BERNEMCOURT SIROCCO
B.O.S. BRIDGES’S GB CH JEMMA’S WINTER JAZMINE AT LISKARN
B.OB. PUPPY IN BREED MURPHY'S KINELARTY AMO TIZIANA
GREEN STAR DOG EMBLETON’S CH,GB CH, INT CH BERNEMCOURT SIROCCO
REVERSE GREEN STAR DOG EMBLETON'S CH BERNEMCOURT FASCINATION
GREEN STAR BITCH BRIDGES’S GB CH JEMMA’S WINTER JAZMINE AT LISKARN
REVERSE GREEN STAR BITCH JEFFERS'S KINELARTY LADY OF THE LOCH
BABY PUPPY DOG (2)
VP. MONTOGOMERY – KINELARTY AMATO LIFE OF RYLY
Promising, harmonic puppy. Promising head, beautiful dark eyes. Moves very well all over. Good bone and angulations. Good tail set. Good coat, a bit light tan color.
VP. RESTAN - KINELARTY AMANDO NERO HOBO
Medium size baby. Harmonic dog. Nice type of head, correct dark eyes. Well developed fore chest. Good angulations. Correct tail set. A short coat today, correct markings, not full pigmentations in nose.
PUPPY DOG (2)
VP. BENSON – PASTUREGREEN IRISH PRINCE AT BERNERVALLEY
Promising, harmonic puppy. Promising head, light eyes and open lips. Moves very well all over. Good bone and body. Could have more angulations in front and rear. Good tail set. Good coat, a bit light tan color.
VP. BRIDGES – MOYANNABERN FRANKIE GOES TO BOLLYWOOD
Promising, harmonic puppy. Promising head, good eyes, could have a bit more stop. Moves well. Good top line, bone and body. Flat feet. Enough angulations in front and rear. Good tail set. Good coat, good tan color.
JUNIOR DOG (5) 1ab
1. MCMULLAN - BERNEMCOURT JUST A DREAM AT GLENHUNT
Strong compact junior. Good size. Nice type of head with dark eyes. Good bone and just enough angulation. Moves with good drive. Good coat and markings. Nice temperament.
2. GIFFNEY – BELHOF KELTIC KING
Strong dog with very nice head type, not correct ear set. Good body and bone. Correct angulations. Loose in elbows otherwise good movements. Too high tail set. Nice coat. Good temperament.
3. ENNIS – BERNEMCOURT MAN AT THE TOP
Medium size junior. Still narrow in body and narrow fore chest. Good head, correct eyes. Not in best coat condition today. Moves well.
INTERMEDIATE DOG (2)
1. HUGHES – CARRAIGBERN MR DARCY
Excellent size, strong male head, nice expression, loose lips. Good neck and top line. Enough angulations. Excellent front. Soft in pasterns. Moves well. Unfortunately totally without coat today! Would love to see this dog in full coat.
2. TREACY – CARRAIGBERN LORD OF THE DANCE
Good well developed body, strong head, light eyes. High tail set. Good coat. Otherwise good movements.
OPEN DOGS (10) 3 ab
1. DUNNE – TIRAMISU ZIELONE SCIEZKI
Excellent size and proportion. A bit narrow head and a little light eyes. Good bone and excellent fore chest, well developed body. Correct tail. Excellent movement. Lovely top line. Not in his best coat today.
2. FLAHERTY – GRABURLYNN JAYZEE
Lovely, strong head. Excellent strong bone. Good body. Correct tail. Could have more angulation in front and rear. Moves well, good coat.
3. O’CALLAGHAN – FERNANDEL VAN’T STOKERYBOS
Excellent proportion, strong head and nice expression. Good bone and body. Well angulated, correct tail. Correct movement but moves today lazy and without power.
CHAMPION DOGS (5)
1. EMBLETON – CH,GB CH, INT CH BERNEMCOURT SIROCCO
Lovely proportion. Excellent size. Strong bone and good angulation, excellent short hock. Strong body. Strong masculine head, a bit loose lips. Medium brown eyes. Correct tail. Moves with excellent drive, excellent movements in front and rear. The best mover in the ring! Excellent, long male coat.
2. EMBLETON – CH BERNEMCOURT FASCINATION
Small but excellent type. Strong male head with good eyes. A bit short neck. Strong body, good angulation and bone, excellent long coat. Moves with good drive.
3. MCMULLAN – CH BERNEMCOURT INNUENDO
Champion dog with good size and proportion, a bit narrow head and a bit loose lips. Strong bone, enough angulation, correct tail, good body. Moves loose. Good coat.
VETERAN DOGS (1)
1. REDMOND – CRAIGLOCK FIRST EDITION
Veteran dog in excellent condition. Strong head, light eyes, slightly heavy in body. Correct tail, good bone. Doesn't want to show his best parts today.
BABY PUPPY BITCH (1) 1 ab
1. MURPHY – KINELARTY AMO TIZIANA
Harmonic well developed puppy with excellent movements. Strong bone and promising body. Feminine head with nice expression, dark eyes. Excellent tail set. Promising coat. Lovely movement for her age!
PUPPY BITCH (5) 1 ab
1. MURPHY’S – LENA EN KINELARTY
Very promising puppy with good size. Beautiful head and good expression, strong bone and well developed fore chest. Well developed body and good angulations. A bit high tail carriage while moving. Moves well.
2. EMBLETON – NELLYVILL'S JUST DROPPED
Very promising puppy with good size. Strong puppy head and good expression, excellent strong bone and well developed fore chest. Well developed body and good angulation. A bit loose in front, otherwise moves well.
3. O'CALLAGHAN – RIDGEWATER CROI CLISTE
Very promising puppy with good head and expression. Light eyes. Strong body, good bone, correct tail. Curly coat. A bit loose in front, otherwise moves well. Lovely presentation.
JUNIOR BITCH (3) 2ab
1. HUGHES – VONDEREBNET'S SARAFINA
Big and strong junior bitch with a lot of quality. Strong female head. Well developed body, good angulations, a bit long in loin. Soft top line. Moves with good drive.
INTERMEDIATE BITCH (5) 1 ab
1. ROCHE – RIDGEWATER KRAZY LOVE
Strong bitch with strong head, light eyes, excellent bone and body, excellent tan color. Moves with good drive, a bit loose in front. Needs more ring training.
2. GIBSON – MULLINACROSS MISS MELISSA OF MARCHMONT
Good size and proportion, light eyes, strong bone, good body, excellent angulations. A bit high tail set. A bit curly coat. Moves well.
3. MCMAHON – MULLINACROSS JAMAICA PLAIN
Good size, a bit narrow in body, good feminine head, correct eyes, moves well, unfortunately totally without coat today.
OPEN BITCH (9) 5 ab
1. JEFFERS – KINELARTY LADY OF THE LOCH
Strong bitch with excellent movements. Strong female head, good expression, strong body, correct tail. Happy, active temperament.
2. MULLEN – CARRAIGBERN SHE LOVES YOU
Big and strong bitch. Good head and a bit too heavy in body. Good bone, angulations and tail set. Moves with good drive but loose in elbows.
3. BRADY – CARRAIGBERN PEARL DRIFT
Big and strong bitch. Correct head, light eyes, strong bone, well angulated, soft back and top line. Tan color should be darker.
CHAMPION BITCH (8) 5 ab
1. BRIDGES – JEMMA'S WINTER JAZMINE AT LISKARN
Lovely champion bitch with excellent type and proportion. Lovely head and expression. Strong bone. Excellent body and angulations in front and rear. Excellent short hock. Moves with excellent drive. Not in her best coat today.
2. MARROW – CARRAIGBERN HAS TO BE YOU
Excellent proportion, good skull, a bit narrow muzzle. Strong bone, narrow fore chest, good strong body, enough angulation. Moves well.
3. HANLON – WOODEND RAMBLER AT LYJON
Excellent proportion, wide head, low ear set. Strong bone and well developed body, good angulation, light tan, moves well.
VETERAN BITCH (4) 2 ab
1. TRACEY – SIANSELA FOXYLADY
9 years old, still in excellent condition! Strong lovely head, light eyes and loose lips, excellent strong body, enough angulations. It’s fantastic to see quality like this in veteran class!
2. KILLOWRY – BONIE VAN'T STOKERYBOS
10 years old lovely lady with strong bone and body, well angulated, correct tail. Moves still very well, a lot of coat.