Bernese Mountain Dogs

Critique for Bernese Mountain Dogs Judge Julie Ann Wright
Eastbourne & District Canine Society
Sunday 24th June 2018
Bernese Mountain Dog
I would like to thank the committee for inviting me to judge at this prestigious show, Many thanks for your
generous hospitality and a special thanks to Suzi for running my ring efficiently.
Thank you to all who entered under me and attended in the scorching weather.
Junior – (3 entries, 2 absent)
1st. Gorbould’s Glanzberg Only The Best.
12 month old bitch, feminine expression, correctly marked, strong in head with nice dark eye of correct
shape, correct ears, tight lips, nicely angulated throughout, straight front legs onto tight feet, correct length
of tail carried well on the move, moved ok.
Post Graduate – (3,2)
1st. King & Bramble’s Shirdees Lethal Weapon
Loved this quality male who excelled in head sporting a plush coat with a rich dark tan, great width to back
skull, ears set well and used to full advantage, eyes dark of good shape, strong jaw with correct bite and
tight lips, strong neck of good length, correct front assembly, straight front legs, well feathered, round
compact feet, good depth of brisket and well ribbed back, retained topline on the move, well rounded rump,
well muscled at rear, correct turn of stifle, well let down hocks, tail carried well, moved with reach and drive,
shown in great condition, turned out well and handled to perfection. pleased to award him Reserve Best of
Breed.
Open – (3,0)
1st. Rothery’s Glamrock Graffiti Artist ShCM
A fantastic overall picture this mature quality male produced today topped off with exceptional markings,
excelled in head and expression, ears set well framing his stunning head piece, strong muzzle, dark almond
eye with nice amount of stop, lovely length to neck into shoulders well laid back, straight well boned front
legs sat on good round compact feet, nice depth to brisket, underline correct, topline strong and retained
on the move, strong loin leading to a well muscled rear, stifle moderate, hock well let down, tail bushy and
of correct length, turned out in tip top condition. pleased to award top honours and happy to see him
shortlisted in a top quality group. Best of Breed
2nd. King and Bramble’s Shirdees Miss Congeniality JW
25 month old quality feminine bitch, beautiful head, dark almond shaped eye, balanced throughout, moved
correctly fore and aft, a lot to like just lost out today through lack of coat.
3rd. Gorbould’s Bernerhof Precious Phoebe
4 year old bitch, feminine head and expression, nice dark eye, lovely length of neck, well off for bone, well
angulated throughout, well rounded rump, correct length of tail carried correctly on the move.
Judge:- Julie Ann Wright (Roesilbern)