** Monthly Club Walk** This month we venture north of the city to Coburg. In the shadows of Pentridge Prison is the beautiful Coburg Lake Reserve. The reserve has wheelchair and pram friendly walking tracks along a stream, a childrens playground and lots of BBQ facilities. As usual we have a shorter walk option for puppies and our older dogs. When : Sunday July 2nd and 10am Where: meeting point is the Car Park on Lake Gr just off Gaffney St. Being along some nibbles and join us for a morning tea afterwards. Please note - this is an on-lead walk. ...
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Our show on Sunday was wonderful, in part due to our lovely judge Mr Craig Phillips of Kraigoaks Bernese who thoroughly enjoyed his appointment and all of the dogs. We are so grateful to Craig for taking the appointment and the feedback we have received has been fantastic.
Our "lunchtime specials" judge Colleen Stoate was fantastic with our junior handlers and sweepstakes exbibits and also thoroughly enjoyed herself.
Thanks so much to our great judges!
Thank you to my show committee: Emma, Nikki and Robyn, and the BMDCV committee: Felicity, Lynette, Sarah, Tracey and Sue, who all work their hardest making sure the day goes smoothly.
Our official helpers Marilyn Warren, Arthur & Bev Wilson, Mick Lindsay, Richard Stoate and Christie Godby worked tirelessly all day to keep the show running.
Special thanks to Helen Potter who made beautiful biscuits for prizes, and special ringside liver treats for our competitors.
Thanks also to Julie Venni for her ring decorations.
Thank you Clare Van Der Wolde of Champion Shots Photography for taking all official photos (including the one below). I will post a link once these are available. Clare is so familiar with us now and knows many of our dogs names. :)
Our official sponsors: Vets All Natural, Maroondah Printing, and Delete kennel disinfectant have supported our club for many years and we encourage all of you to in turn support these wonderful businesses.
To everyone who makes food, sponsors classes, or donates prizes - thank you so much. We are all so grateful.
And lastly to our fabulous exhibitors who showed great sportsmanship and great love and care for our breed: we put this show on for YOU, and we are so thrilled to see you embracing it and participating, and having a great time whilst doing it. I cannot convey enough how great this is to see, and I am so proud to be a part of this community.
As we all know, Bernese are very special and is what has brought us all together. The friendships we make from this are all because of our beloved dogs. <3
Huge congratulations to our big winners on the day:
🏆 BISS: "Keith" Ch. Malicloy Hit The Ground Runnin - owned by Ben & Holly Taylor 🏆
🏆 RUBISS: "Niko" Grand Ch. Bernation Niko - owned by Kylie O'Bryan & Felicity Broome 🏆
🏆 BEST OPPOSITE: "Venice" Montreaux Venetian Finesse - owned by Dana Crouch 🏆
Below is a photo of what has become a huge highlight of our show: our Veterans Parade. This year we had 37 Veterans entered ranging in age from 7 to 14.75 years - a new club record. Thank you to everyone who joined us either in the parade or to cheer everyone on.
37 Mrs E M Sankey ZOLLIKON HELLO I LOVE YOU 3100346500 27/08/2016 Sire: Ch Emir Hard River (imp Pol) Dam: Ch Zollikon I Want It All
38 Mr B Taylor & Mrs H Taylor MALICLOY QISS THIS 5100098991 26/08/2016 Sire: Am. Ch. Malicloy Now You See Me Dam: Malicloy Kickstart My Heart **ABS**
1st – 37 2nd – 36 3rd – 35
Class: 4A Junior Bitch
39 D Crouch MONTREAUX VENETIAN FINESSE 3100336793 02/02/2016 Sire: Rom.gr.ch.pol.ch.rus.ch.ch Jim Jum Z Deikowej Doliny (imp Pol) Dam: Helping Hand Di Fanum Fortunae (imp Uk)
40 Mrs D Duncan & Mrs W Valencic BERNERIDGE PRECIOUS GEM 3100342430 23/05/2016 Sire: Irwin Show Alpiu Slenis Imp Ltu Dam: Berneridge Icanseeyourhalo
41 Mrs M Johnstone & Mr D Johnstone BERTHEIM JEWEL OF ABERASH 3100338809 24/03/2016 Sire: Berneridge Its All About Me Dam: Europe After The Rain From Aberash
42 Mrs J Venni & Mr N Venni VENNBERNE PURPLE RAIN 3100342490 20/05/2016 Sire: Ch Montreaux Winterlude Dam: Vennberne Solar Coral
1st – 39 2nd – 42 3rd – 37
Class: 5A Intermediate Bitch
43 K Balchin MONTREAUX BERRY BLISS 3100324037 24/05/2015 Sire: De Awl Stufftoshake(imp Esp) Dam: Montreaux Sweet Seasons
44 Ms S Barker & Mrs L Brand BRANBERN ARABELLA 2100437752 25/09/2015 Sire: Kronblommas Papgeno Dam: Branbern Innocent Ita
45 Miss F Broome BERNATION ONLY IN MY DREAMS 3100322659 28/04/2015 Sire: Ch. Terra De Bern Shatobrian (imp Usa) Dam: Ch. Bernation Chanel Couture
46 Mrs M Farrell MONTREAUX CLOVER LEAF 3100332651 29/11/2015 Sire: Devael Stufftoshake (imp Esp) Dam: Montreaux Early Fall **ABS**
47 Ms S Holmes FIRST CRUSH FROM BALIHARA RANCH (IMP NOR) SPKP3697 22/08/2014 Sire: Svk.ch. Hun. Jr Ch. Hun. Gr. Ch. Dale Gudbrand's Norway Dream Mach (Nor) Dam: Leontynne Van't Stokerybos (Bel) **ABS**
48 Miss Z Phillips ZOLLIKON TRANSCENDING 3100326560 21/06/2015 Sire: Ch Emir Hard River (imp Pol) Dam: Ch Zollikon U Give Love A Badname
49 Mrs L Thomson CH VEVEY HOOK ME UP 5100085098 24/11/2014 Sire: Ch Emir Hard River Imp Poland Dam: Ch Vevey Baby Did A Bad Bad Thing **ABS**
1st – 44 2nd – 45 3rd – 48
Class: 9A State Bred Bitch
50 Miss F Broome BERNATION HOT GOSSIP 3100307120 28/05/2014 Sire: Ch Von Der Bernessefhof Dam: Ch Bernation Brekfast At Tiffanys
51 Mrs M Farrell MONTREAUX EARLY FALL 3100289340 14/05/2013 Sire: Montreaux Highly Commended Dam: Ch Montreaux Good As It Gets
52 Mrs E M Sankey CH ZOLLIKON HIGHER GROUND 3100326558 21/06/2015 Sire: Ch Emir Hard River (imp Pol) Dam: Ch Zollikon U Give Love A Bad Name
1st – 52 2nd – 50 3rd – 51
Class: 10A Australian Bred Bitch
53 Mrs LD Brand CH BRANBERN DARK DREAMER 2100394917 07/10/2013 Sire: Kronblommas Papageno (imp Swe) Dam: Branbern In Your Dreams
54 Miss F Broome BERNATION LIMITED EDITION 3100317915 13/01/2015 Sire: Ch Bernation Niko Dam: Ch Montreaux Risky Business **ABS**