BMDCV Championship Show November 2015

Best Exhibit in Show: L Brand, M Fisher & V Hodgson: SUP CH BRANBERN DARK WINDSOR 2100228150 w. 15/03/06 Bred by: L Brand, S: Ch Branbern Royal Salute (IID) D: Branbern Socialite

Runner Up to Best Exhibit in Show: S Allsop: CH ZANZEBERN NORMANDY 210031563, w. 09/02/10 Bred by: P & N Lennon, S: AM/CAN/SWD/NDL/AUS Ch Zanzebern Defender D: Zanzebern Velvetine

Full Show Results

The Royal Melbourne Show September 2015

Best of Breed: Ms F Broome & Mrs K OBryan: CH BERNATION NIKO “Niko” 3100271689 8 Apr 2012 Bred By: Ms F Broome S: Ch Swisskiss Secret Agenda D: Ch Bernation Touch Of Sparkle

Runner Up Best of Breed: Mr Ben & Mrs Holly Taylor: RUS. CH. POL. CH. ROM. GR. CH. CH. JIM JUM Z DEIKOWEJ DOLINY (IMP POL) “Jimi” PKRII104843 5 Jul 2010 Bred By: Mrs Teresa Deik S: Lva. Ch. Bih. Ch. Pol. Ch. Rus. Ch. Michaudville Thruman D: Srb Ch Pol Ch Rus Ch Lva Ch Junona Z Deikowej Doliny

Challenge Bitch: Miss F Broome: CH BERNATION CHANEL COUTURE 3100279552 9 Oct 2012 Bred By: Exh S: Bernation Bensen D: Bernation Yabbadabbado

Reserve Challenge Bitch: Ms F Broome: CH MONTREAUX RISKY BUSINESS 3100252069 30 Jan 2011 Bred By: Mrs K  Balchin S: Ch Halesbern Harlequin (Imp UK) D: Bernation Secret Rendevous

Baby Puppy of Breed: Mr C R Phillips & Miss K L Oakley: KRAIGOAKS FRIDAY ON MY MIND 3100322447 20 Apr 2015 Bred By: Exh S: Ch Branbern Dark Hunter D: Ch Kraigoaks Delta Dawn

Puppy of Breed: Miss F Broome: BERNATION MY ALIBI 3100318902 13 Feb 2015 Bred By: Felicity broome S: Ch Bernation Stirling D: Bernation Mia

Full Results: Royal Melbourne Show Results 2015

The Royal Melbourne Show September 2014

The Bernese recently competed at the biggest Dog Show in the Southern Hemisphere: the Royal Melbourne Show.

The show started off well early in the week with Nikki Smith’s boy “Maverick” placing 2nd in Baby Puppy Sweepstakes – where babies compete against other baby breeds (3-6 months of age).


Cute fluffy Maverick!

For the conformation side of the show we had a huge entry of 69 Bernese Mountain Dogs! The Best Dog was Emma Sankey’s “Emir” and Reserve Dog was (also Emma’s) “Fil”. Best Bitch went to Michael Eslick’s “Indiana” and Reserve Bitch to Felicity Broome and Kylie O’Brien’s “Ruby”. Emir and Indiana then went on to compete for Best of Breed, with the top prize of Best of Breed ultimately going to Indiana, and Runner-up Best of Breed to Emir.

Emir and Indiana battling it out for Best of Breed


Thanks to Sue Murray for the gorgeous photo!

The Best Puppy of Breed was Lyn Brand and Kym Oakley’s “Hunter”.


Kym Oakley and Hunter competing for Best Puppy in Show

Best Baby of Breed was Felicity Broome’s “Lexi”. Lexi later went on to compete against all other Best Babies of Breed that competed that day and won “Best Baby of the Day”!

Lexi winning Best Baby Puppy of the Day

It was a busy day for everyone. After competing all the Bernese went back to their benches to be greeted by the general public. Lots of pats and cuddles were involved!

The general public were also able to visit our Breed Stand that we had in the Dog Pavilion. This was expertly manned by Claudia and Tracey and their dogs Kassie and Zuri. Merchandise was available for purchase and everyone could come get a photo with one of the Berners.

At the end of the week was the Dancing with Dogs competition. Our favourite famous dancing couple Sue and Kai were competing. They performed a “groovy” number and finished up in First Place!!

The very stylish Kai at the Royal Melbourne Show 28 September 2014

The very stylish Kai at the Royal Melbourne Show 28 September 2014

Full results for all competing Bernese Mountain Dogs can be found here.

Videos of General Specials Day, where Lexi went back to compete against other winning babies, Hunter against all other Puppies, and Indiana against all other Best of Breed winners, can be viewed here.

Congratulations to all our winners and competitors!

BOB / Bitch ChallengeMichael Eslick: GR CH ZANZEBERN PASS THE PRIZE “Indiana” 2100318608 5 Apr 2010 Bred By: Ms N Lennon S: Ch Zanzebern Defender D: Ch Zanzebern Violetta

RUBOB / Dog ChallengeEmma Sankey: EMIR HARD RIVER (IMP POL) “Emir” PPKRII111536 5 Jul 2012 Bred By: Mr D Domrazek S: Multi Ch Funatic Taittinger (POL) D: Dolce Vita Bersett (POL)

Reserve Dog ChallengeEmma Sankey: AM CH, RUS JR CH, RUS GD CH TERRA DE BERN SHATOBRIAN (IMP RUSS) “Fil” RKF2698252 31 Mar 2010 Bred By: Julia Polikakhina S: Int Ch,Rus Jr Club Ch, Rus Gd Ch Esaphan Maximus Van’t Rijkenspark (Nld) (NDL) D: Rus Ch, Rus Jr Ch, Balk Ch Quinta De La Rosa Av Milkcreek (Nwy) (NOR)

Reserve Bitch ChallengeFelicity Broome: CH MONTREAUX RISKY BUSINESS “Ruby” 3100252069 30 Jan 2011 Bred By: Ms Kerrin Balchin S: Ch Halesbern Harlequin (Imp UK) D: Bernation Secret Rendezvous

Baby Puppy of BreedFelicity Broome: BERNATION HOT GOSSIP “Lexi” 3100307120 28 May 2014 Bred By: Exh S: Ch Von Der Bernessehof Amadeus (Imp Cze) D: Ch Bernation Breakfast At Tiffanys (AI)

Puppy of BreedLyn Brand: BRANBERN DARK HUNTER “Hunter” 2100395209 4 Nov 2013 Bred By: Exh S: Kromblommas Papgeno (Imp SWE) D: Branbern Willa Willa (Handler: Kym Oakley)   Total Entry: 69 BMDs

Baby Puppy Sweepstakes: 2nd Place: Nikki Smith: BERNATION TOP GUN “Maverick” 31001330390 25 May 2014 Bred By: Felicity Broome S: Ch Von Der Bernessehof Amadeus (Imp Cze) (Imp CZE) D: Ch Bernation Breakfast At Tiffanys (AI)

Heelwork to Music – Advanced (Dances with Dogs): 1st Place: Sue Murray: CLOUDFOREST JAEGER CD, RAE, PT, DWDFI, HTMI “Kai” 7100019478LR Dog 8 Sep 2007 Music: Groove Is In The Heart, Artist: Dee-Lite, Duration: 3mins 34 Sec