NIKO GETS HIS GRAND CHAMPION TITLE - KYLIE GETS CHAMPAGNE!Team Niko reached "Grand Champion" status in April 2016 with 2 Open in Group wins to push him over 1000 show points!
What an incredible effort for this team with some fantastic wins along the journey. Niko and Kylie have been absolute superstars of the ring particularly in the last year with big wins at the
2015 Royal Melbourne,
2015 Royal Sydney,
2015 Royal Brisbane and
2015 Royal Adelaide shows!
Many thanks and congratulations to bringing the best out of each other and for allowing us to share the journey with you both.
Thanks also to Michael Eslick for his great support, guidance and friendship.
Go team Niko!!
KASSIE SIGNS UP FOR THE HOME HARDWARE CALENDAR SHOOT!
Kassie and her management team (consisting of Claudia but it does make it sound very official) have decided to grace the pages of the Home Hardware Calendar for 2016. "It took a while to decide and fit it in with my busy schedule, but Claudia was very excited so I decided not to disappoint" said Kassie. Great fun day had by all involved with all the work and training Claudia had done with Kassie making for such an easy day for the camera crew. Great job by all and these days are turning out to be so much fun. Well done Kassie and Claudia!
ARCHY AND NELLIE STAR IN THE NEW MAZDA 3 HATCH ADVERT!
The red carpet was rolled out for Archy and Nellie to star in the new Mazda 3 Hatch advert to be released in 2015.
Congrats to all involved for the dogs performance as the level of training makes the task so much easier for the production team.
Love working with this very professional team and it continues to be so much fun!
Click the links below which will open in a new window for the long and short version of the advert.
BERNATION BORN A TEMPTRESS PICKS UP THE POINTS AT THE UTILITY!!
Great results coming out of the Victorian Utility Dog Show held at KCC Park on the 28th of July 2013. Well done to Claudia, Nikki and others for their support in our absence to get the following fantastic results:
BERNATION MAKES BIG INROADS AT 2013 SPECIALTY
Some great results coming from a small contingent of Bernation dogs at this years Specialty held at KCC Park in June 2013. From the top:
SHIMA GETS THE POINTS AT BULLA
Shima (Bernation Touch of Sparkle) went to Bulla and took away the points for Nik with a solid BOB against some good opposition. Well done to Nik with a Res Ch to Destiny (Bernation Destined to Be), Shimas' daughter, to cap off a great day for her and the gang. Picking off RU BOB and Dog Ch was to Rory (Bernemcourt Born to Run) for Carolyn to continue his good form as he matures up. Well done to all and congrats to Nik and Carolyn for bringing out the best in their dogs. The following day Bernation Duchess of Oronsay took out Best of Breed and Bernation Brekfast At Tiffany took out Baby Puppy of Breed.
HOLLY: BEST BABY PUPPY IN SHOW AT KERANG
Holly (Bernation Brekfast At Tiffanys) took the drive north to Kerang with Kylie leading the way. Prepping herself for the day, Holly was confident going in it was to be a big day for her after the pressure her sister Zuri applied with a Best Baby Puppy in Show at Seymour. "She's good, but Iets see who leads the way to their title" Holly was heard to say before picking up Best Baby Puppy in Show at Kerang!! Fantastic result for Kylie and the gang and a great result for that litter!! To cap it off Bernation Duchess of Oronsey picked up BOB to take the points. Congrats to Kylie and we look forward to some more great results and competition between the two girls.
ZURI : Best Baby Puppy In Show At Seymour
What a result for Bernation Too Hot to Handle with a Best Puppy in Show at Seymour!! Taking on a big field Zuri picked off the opposition through the breed, group and In Show to take the tassels for the day. To back her up, Hudson (Bernation Sir Hudson) got BOB with Velvet (Bernation Riversong) picking up Bitch Ch two days running. Walter (Bernation Stirling) picked up BOB on the Sunday to cap off a fine weekend with Captain (Homeward Bound) picking up Baby of Breed on the Sunday. Well done to all and thanks for a great weekend sharing the points, accolades and smiles.
ADELAIDE ROYAL BOWS TO JUNEAU
The Bernation Team headed over to Adelaide to catch up with some friends and attend one of the biggest shows in Australia being the Adelaide Royal. Some great results with Juneau picking up 4th Best Exhibit in Group and Best of Breed. Fantastic result to Juneau who is a wonderful girl showing her full potential and one very happy Felicity playing on the end of the lead. Paris (Le Beau Chien) followed that with a Reserve Ch Bitch to beat some great competition and earn a massive pat from Michelle. Well done to both from our end.
SIR HUDSON CHARGES TO HIS TITLE!!
Leesa and Huddy (as a puppy) at the Melbourne Royal
That's right folks, Sir Hudson (Huddy as he likes to be known), has charged to his title winning Challenge Dog at KCC today the 30th of June 2012. Taking it all in his stride, a beaming Leesa was very excited as the result pushed her big fella over 100 points to gain his Australian Title. "I had to do this for my greatest fan" said Huddy, "she's such a cool chic and been touring me around the country side it was time to pay back her faith in me. I am pretty cool though myself" finished a modest Huddy. Hudson is from Ch. Bernation Dream Weaveri and Zeigen Special Delivery AI (imp NZ) so congrats to all involved in getting that combination together with special mention to Kim Haddon and Jo Peters. Biggest congratulations to Leesa and Huddy on this great achievement, very happy for you and very proud of you.
To cap off a good day, Claudia picked up Reserve Challenge bitch with Bernation Pretty in Pink AKA Pip in a strong performance. Claudia and Pip are starting to realise their potential and we look forward to more good results from these two.
THOMAS CHILLS WITH THE CHILE LITTER
Sunday Herald Sun 24th of June 2012 Thomas starred with pups from Bernation Chile of 10 girls and 5 boys. Its a record in this household and not sure where it sits nationally and internationally but who cares when they are such a special litter!!
BERNEMCOURT BORN TO RUN RACES TO HIS TITLE!!
Wow, fantastic and outstanding are the words that come to mind!! Bernemcourt Born to Run or Rory as he is affectionately know, has raced to his Australian Title today, the23rd of June 2012. Rory won BOB against some great opposition at the Wangaratta Kennel Club to go over the required points at the tender age of 11 months. So ecstatic was Rory that he went on to win Puppy in Group to absolutely make Carolyns weekend!! Well done to Rory and Carolyn on achieving this result so quickly and cannot thank Peter and Jacqui in Ireland enough for entrusting us with this very special boy. A bottle of champagne (the good stuff) heading your way Carolyn!!
SIR HUDDY TAKES OUT RU BEST IN GROUP AND BEST INTERMEDIATE IN SHOW AT KCC!!!
WOW!! What a great result for Leesa and Huddy with a fantastic performance at KCC on the 17th of June 2012. Huddy got the points with BOB over Velvet (RUBOB) and Walter (Res Ch Dog) for a great start to the day. He then followed that up with a RU Best in Group and Best Intermediate in Group to present Leesa with a long but successful day. Huddy and Leesa kept their best till last picking up Best Intermediate in Show to make Leesa one very happy girl. Congrats guys and look forward to giving Huddy his title certificate in the near future and celebrating your success. Well down and look forward to more great news!!
RORY TAKES OUT PUPPY IN SHOW AT SWAN HILL!
Another great result for Carolyn and Rory at Swan Hill over the weekend of the 17th and 18th of June 2012. Rory picked up Ch Dog and RU BOB and a Puppy in Group on the Saturday followed by a BOB, another Puppy in Group and a Puppy in Show on the Sunday to bring a massive smile to Carolyn and Co and a couple of tassels heading back home. Well done guys and many thanks to Peter and Jacqui for trusting all of us with your special baby Bernemcourt Born to Run!! Congrats Carolyn and Rory. To add to the joy, Kylie picked up Best of Breed on the Saturday and Ch Bitch and RU BOB on the Sunday with Ruby to make it a great trip north for the girls. Well done Kylie and look forward to more great results from these two!
SPECIALTY DONE AND SOME GREAT RESULTS FOR BERNATION
Another year and another specialty down with some great results for Bernation and a great day to catch up with everyone out there coming together for a bit of a yearly reunion. Many thanks to the Saturday crew of Nik, Claudia, Shae, Leesa, Cheryl, Jo and Susan for the grand effort to get everyone prepared, pampered and preened for the day. Great work guys and a great way to catch up!
For the results with a large turn out yet again for the show for Bernation they were as follows:
Sir Hudson picked up Best Opposite Intermediate in Show for Leesa beating some great opposition to tape the tassels. Well done to Leesa as she takes Huddy towards his title. He looks great Leesa and very happy all round from our side!
Velvet took out Best Opposite Puppy in Show with Nik on the lead and is making a big impression for such a big and bouncy girl. Love what Juneau has produced and love the way her offspring are getting results but more importantly are fantastic examples of the breed in temperament and behaviour.
Paris came second in Jnr Bitch class in the biggest group beating some great opposition. Love her and what you are doing with her so keep it up and more great things will come to Michelle and Duane and their special girl.
Pip worked hard for third in Minor Puppy Bitch against some good opposition and beautifully handled yet again by Claudia to achieve another great result for Pip. The best is coming Claudia and we are very proud of both of you and so pleased for both of you.
Walter picked up fourth in Puppy Dog to continue the solid results and continue on his development for Susan. We look forward to seeing him grow into a fine adult dog.
Juneau got 2nd in Ausbred Bitch for Flick and Solo third in Open Bitch with Michael on the lead to round off a great day for Bernation.
Many thanks to Lisa Ebnet for some great feedback and where do we start with everyone involved in the day. Its not all about whether you win or loose, it comes down to surrounding yourself with great like minded people and the journey would not be the same without all of you there to help with developing these dogs to their full potential. Thanks to (in no order and take a breath!) Kylie, Claudia, Carolyn, Nik, Dana, Leesa, Shae, Michelle, Duane, Micheal, Molly, Jemma, Susan, Cheryl and Jo for your support and friendship and look forward to more good times together.
SEYMOUR RESULTS IN A FUN TIME FOR BERNATION
Bernation Touch of Tuscany
Some great results came out of Seymour on the 19th and 20th of May 2012 with a number of Bernation dogs and owners making the trek. On day one (Saturday) Dana picked up BOB with Tuscany and gained her Australian Title!! Earns a separate entry but we are so proud and happy for both of them it gets a double mention!! RUBOB and Dog Challenge was Brady for Duane and Michelle who have started him again on route to his Aus Title with some great results coming his way. Best intermediate in Breed and Reserve Challenge went to SIr Hudson and Leesa, who are making their mark back in the ring. Some good competition there guys so great results.
On the Sunday, Sir Hudson took the next step to take BOB and Dog Challenge to make Leesa one happy owner. Well done guys and great to see you back and having a great time. Brady picked up Reserve Dog Challenge and RUBOB for Duane while Michelle picked up Bitch Challenge with Paris to complete a great weekend.
Thanks also to Nik for taking Velvet on her "social tour" and supporting the others. Great to hear it was a fun weekend on top of the results and look forward to catching up with all of you soon.
TUSCANY GETS HER AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP FOR DANA!!
Great weekend for Tuscany and Dana with Tuscany taking out BOB in the first show at Seymour on the 19th of May 2012 to gain her Australian Title in Conformation. Well done to someone we consider our family (settle Sharon, we're not going to steal her.....yet) and see the development and maturing of a beautifully trained and loved dog. Look forward to more great things from these two in the future and thanks for your support and friendship of all your family over the years. A pack of Sakatas and dip heading your way!!
ALFIE KRUSE AND DUCHESS KEEP THE SCORES ROLLING IN!
Alfie putting Tim to bed
The next wave of hip and elbow scores are due and it has started with Alfie Kruse and Duchess of Oronsay setting a high standard. Alfie (Sharni / Amore) came back with 1,1 hips and 0,0 elbows and made Tim and Michelle very nervous until they realised 2 is a good score!! Well done guys and love the way Alfie is growing and how he is around you. Duchess (Cleo / Lord), not to be outdone, matched Alfie with a 1,1 hips and 0,0 elbows to make us very happy. Thanks to all our owners who keep those scores rolling in and are aware of this important process in understanding the health of your own dog.
DIVA PROVES TO BE A STAR IN HER HEALTH SCORES
Start of the next generation getting their hip and elbow scores so we hope to see those results coming in. To kick it all of Bernation Me Tender (Diva) came back with the fantastic scores of 1,1 hips and 0,0 elbows to give the combination of Amore (Aus Ch Cain Amore Imp Ned) and Sharni (Bernation Sharni) a great start! Well done to Nikki in the care and development of Diva who is gorgeous in all that she does. Well done and look forward to more great results coming through.
SOLO, CASSIDY AND RUBY SHINE IN SYDNEY ROYAL 2012!!
Well, the Bernation camp headed north on the highway for the Sydney Royal 2012 for the first time and judging by the results and smiles on return it may be an annual event. Carolyn and Kylie hooked up the trailer and Felicity was met by them to be showered in hospitality by Michael in his NSW home. Solo came away with Challenge Bitch beating some great competition of some of the best Bernese in the country. Congrats to her and many thanks to Michael for showing her yet again to her potential. Not to be outdone, Carolyn and Cassie came away with Reserve Bitch Challenge and Best Bitch Intermediate with Kylie and Ruby picking up Best Junior Bitch to make a great line up full of Bernation girls. Many thanks to all involved and in particular to Michael for his warm hospitality and very professional assistance with our girls. It is so much fun to do these things together, and together good times and big smiles will come. Well done to all.
PARIS GETS HER TITLE!!
Congratulations and high fives all round for Michelle, Duane and Paris for achieving her Australian Title in April of 2012. Paris has been in great form of late, taking all before her to reach her title at 15 months. To gain her final points, Paris took on some very highly regarded boys and girls to come out on top and take the points. Well done and we love how she is looking and behaving for Michelle and Duane and we look forward to big things in the future for this beautiful girl.
Bernation Journey to Swisskiss enjoying the snow in Canada
The big month of February has come and gone with some great news coming through about health, showing and general chit chat. For a round up we will start with the show stuff and then head in to the all important hip and elbow results.
Carolyn and Rory (Bernemcourt Born to Run Imp Nth Ireland)
Great win for Rory at the Sunshine Kennel Club on the 18th of Feb where he picked up Best of Breed followed by an outstanding Minor Puppy in Show. Well done to Rory and well done to Carolyn for an outstanding result. He also picked up a Challenge Dog at Bendigo and a Challenge Dog at KCC to round off the month taking him a long way towards his title.
Flick and the Kids
Haven't been showing a lot of the gang but when we have the results have been very pleasing. Juneau has been picking up some great BOB and Challenge results the past few weeks coming back to her normal self after her previous litter. Very pleased with how she is performing and how she looks as she bounds around the ring. Duchess is developing into a nice girl and with time and age looking forward to some big things coming her way. The others have been enjoying a bit of a hiatus after gaining their titles and have earned the rest and enjoying romping around the farm driving Thomas to a giggling mess.
Journey and the Canadian Connection
Journey has been going great in Canada and is nearing his title in conformation. Bigger news is that he is now a dad having a single puppy for Madeline and Geoff at Swisskiss. Seen the photos, love the girl and hope she is all that they want in a Bernese. Congratulations to all and big hugs to Journey.
Kylie and the Gang
Kylie has been out and about with Jackson and Ruby. Jackson picked up a puppy in group and has been adding to his points along with Ruby picking up BOB at a recent show. Well done to Kylie and great to see the next generation developing so well under her care.
Shae and Lenny
Lenny came back into the ring with some great results picking up Reserve Challenge at two shows in the last week of February at KCC. Great to see them back and look forward to some great results and good company in the coming weeks.
Susan and Bernation Stirling (Walter)
Walter picked up his first points in the last weekend of February at the tender age of 7 months beating some good and older competition. Hoping big things are coming his way and very happy for him and Susan.
Leesa and Sir Hudson
Huddie picked up more points with a Challenge Dog and RU BOB in his appearance for February. Great result as he bounds towards his title passing the half way mark with limited shows at the age of 2. Well done to Leesa and Huddie and look forward to some more great results in the coming months.
Duane, Michelle and Paris
Not much on the show scene down there but big results in the hip and elbow department. Paris came back with 0,0 elbows and 0,1 hips continuing the great results in the health department. Very, very happy for Duane and Michelle and very proud of Paris.
Well done and thanks goes to Dana, Claudia and Nikki for the month with some great presentations and prep and for your support and help. Without the assistance of all involved it would not be as enjoyable, social or exciting as it is in all your company. Well done to all and we look forward to seeing you all in the coming months.
NOVEMBER, DECEMBER 2011 AND JANUARY 2012
Yep, we fell behind a bit in the last bit of 2011, so here is a bit of a catch up and a few big congratulations for what has occurred over that time
in the show ring. Here we go!!
Bernation Touch of Tuscany
DANA AND TUSCANY
With Bernation Touch of Tuscany (Tuscany) rapidly closing in on her Australian Title, she added to her wins with two Ausbred in Groups to make one very happy Dana!! Well done to both and we look forward to her reaching her Aus Title in the near future.
CAROLYN AND THE GANG
Carolyn has also been out and about with new import Bernemcourt Born to Run (Rory) and Bernation Riversong (Velvet). Rory has picked up a few points at this early stage and is showing great promise in the show ring. Velvet has picked up a couple of Baby Puppy in Groups in the first couple of months and more recently some Best of Breed and RU Best of Breeds to give her a good start on her points. Well done to all and we are very excited about watching these guys develop over the coming year.
KYLIE, RUBY AND JACKSON
Kylie has been roaming the north post pre Christmas with some of the next generation and getting some great results. Ruby has picked up points and some very good Age in Group wins to make Kylie very happy. Jackson, not to be outdone, has picked up his own swag of points to almost reach his title at only 10 months of age. Add to that some Age in Group wins and this trio is doing a magnificent job. Well done Kylie and be popping corks soon when the big fella gets the official nod.
DUANE, MICHELLE, PARIS AND BRADY
Well, the "Brady Bunch" are back with a vengeance taking to the ring with some pizzazz. Paris has picked up some Best of Breed and Challenge Points and, again not to be outdone, Brady has re-ignited his show career with some points and placings. Great to see them doing so well and look forward to another holiday with this bunch in their beach side pad.
CLAUDIA AND PIP
Claudia has also been out and about with her girl Pretty in Pink (Pip) winning Baby Puppy in Breed against some good opposition in two of three shows at Lancefield. Great to see success coming her way and to see how beautifully trained Pip is over this short period. Well done to Claudia and Pip.
FLICK AND THE KIDS
Juneau has come back in the ring and picked up a few good Challenge wins in some good shows at KCC park. Coming back from having babies was going to take a while but great to see her in the form and showing her kids how it is done. Solo has also been having a good go winning a few very good Best of Breed and Challenges leading to her recent Australian Championship. With Dutchess adding some points to her collection to take her on the way to her title, it all looks pretty healthy on the show front.
Congratulations to all involved in the showing, apologies for the delay in news and for anything I have missed in the past weeks. Feel free to get into me via the boss.
HIP AND ELBOW SCORES
Bernation Lucy (Hudson/Hannah) has come back with hip scores of 1,1hips and elbows of 0,0. Well done Kath!!
Bernation Miley (Hudson/Hannah) has had a great result for Judy coming back with scores of 3,3 hips and 0,0 elbows!
Bernation Bera (Hudson/Hannah) came back with 1,1 hips and 0,0 elbows for Mick and Justine. Well done guys!!
Bernation Caeser and Duke (Hudson/Hannah) came back with hips of 1,0 and 1,1 respectively making Minka Carmel and one breeder very happy!! The elbows weren't done through a mistake but as they are de-sexed pets it was not followed up. Well done again guys
Bernation Izzy (Denzel / Jessie) for Dean came back with a 3,3 hips and 0,0 elbows. Excellent result!
Bernation Saphire Star (Jessie Denzel) came back with 1,2 hips and 0,0 elbows
Bernation Saphire Moon (Jessie Denzel) is a 1,1 hips and 0,0 elbows. Congrats to Mel and Lyn, and Jess of course!!
Bernation Serafina (Denzel / Jessie) came back with 1,1 hips and 0,0 elbows. Yeah for Claudia!!
Many thanks to all the owners for getting their dogs scored and adding to the health and breeding programs that we look at here. With your help we can keep the lines strong and we encourage all of you to get your dogs scored. Thanks again and more updates coming soon.
CASSIDY AND VELVET GET THE POINTS AND TASSELS UP NORTH
Thats right folks, the team of Carolyn, Cassidy and Velvet went on the road over the middle weekend of October 2011 and came home with tassels and points. In the 2 shows, Cassidy picked up the points for Challenge Bitch then Best Of Breed against some great opposition. Velvet, not to be outdone, picked up Best Baby Puppy in Group at the Numurkah A&P Society Show. Great work Carolyn with some great results that are consistent of this team up north, Well done to all and we are rapt with the results coming back.
NEW KID TAKES BEST BABY PUPPY IN GROUP
In his first show, Walter, the son of Juneau and Sir Hudson has risen to the occasion to take out Best Baby Puppy in Group at KCC Park on the 23rd of October 2011. Walter is in perfect condition and beautifully trained by Susan Ratnik and is looking really great for the next show period. With him and his sister Velvet both having a Baby Puppy in Group at 14 weeks of age, big things are expected of these two in the coming weeks. To add to this, Duchess picked up RU BOB against some good opposition the same day at the tender age of 6 months. Having picked up the points the night before at KCC Park, she is developing into a great show dog to make her mum Cleo proud.
SOLO PICKS UP RUNNER UP EXHIBIT IN GROUP, BEST
INTERMEDIATE IN GROUP AND BOB
After a long stint out of the ring due to out of coat and timings, Solo has triumphantly returned to the ring under the guidance of Michael Eslick to pick up Runner up Exhibit in Group, Best Intermediate and Best of Breed at the Tuggerah Lakes Kennel and Obedience Club in October 2011.
Many thanks to Michael for his work with Solo and we look forward to some more great results in the coming weeks
2 BIG WEEKS FOR KYLIE AND THE GANG
Bernation Legend of Almeeka (Jackson)
Some great results for Kylie and the team from up north over the past few weeks of October 2011. Kylie and her team of Jackson, Ruby and Rush have been touring through Kerang, Shepparton, Benella and Kyabram picking up Best of Breeds and some in groups along the way.
Some of the results are :
Jackson (Bernation Legend of Almeeka)
Kyabram - Baby in Group / Benella Show -Dog Challenge and Minor in Group / Kyabram - RU Best of Breed and Minor in Group
Kerang - Best of Breed and Minor in Group / Shepparton - Minor in Group
Rush (Bernation Oh So Classy)
Multiple Challenge and Best of Breed (Making a good run at her Australian Title!!)
Congratulations and many thanks for Kylie, Matt and Jan for their support and hearing of the enjoyment they are having with their dogs.
We look forward to hearing of the continuing development of the dogs and travels from up north!
CASSIDY WINS AT BULLA
Well done to Carolyn and Bernation Canadian Bliss (Cassidy) at Bulla to start September with some great wins. Cassidy picked up BOB on both days at Bulla against some strong opposition and was as always beautifully handled by Ms Macgill. With Carolyn getting excited about her pending new addition out of Juneau, this is a great warm up and great result. Well done to Cassidy and Carolyn.
SIR HUDSON & TUSCANY TAKE THE POINTS AT BAIRNSDALE
Sir Hudson and Touch of Tuscany took the long journey down to Bairnsdale for the weekend with Leesa and Dana in tow. Some great results with Hudson taking BOB for the three days and Tuscany taking Challenge Bitch for the three days. Hudson also picked up a Best Intermediate in Group to turn a girls weekend into a boys day out!! Congrats to both Leesa and Dana and great to see both of these dogs reaching their potential with some great owners having some great fun together.
PARIS SHINES IN MAFFRA
The three day show in Maffra was a winner for Paris with two Best of Breeds and a Minor Puppy in Group for Michelle and Duane. A great result and follow on from the Utility, Paris is rapidly heading towards her Australian Title. Her house mate Brady stepped in on the act to take the points on one day so a happy and very competitive household is that one. Michelle vs Duane and Paris vs Brady. Bring it on they say.....congrats to all and look forward to more good news coming out of the east.
UTILITY DOG CLUB OF VICTORIA SHOW 2011
The third biggest show on the Victorian Calender for Bernese has come and been greeted with more success from within the Bernation Camp. Taking out Best of Breed was Bernation Le Beau Chien (Paris) owned and beautifully shown by Michelle. Was fantastic to see Michelle and Paris taking out the big prize against some Grand Champions and full adults as she is a minor puppy of 8 months old. Thanks to Specialist Judge Kim Haddon. Congrats to Michelle and Duane who are very proud parents.
For the other groups the results are as follows:-
Bernation Love Me Tender - First Baby Puppy Bitch with Nikki Smith
Bernation Duchess of Oronsay - Second in Baby Puppy Bitch
Bernation OhSoClassy (Rush) - Second in Junior Bitch with Kylie O'Bryan
Bernation Touch of Tuscany - Third in Junior Bitch with Dana Crouch
Bernation Candian Bliss - First in Intermediate Bitch with Carolyn MacGill
Bernation Legend of Almeeka - Second in Baby Puppy Dog with Kylie O'Byan
Bernation Sir Hudson - First in Junior Dog with Leesa Bartlett
Luka came to the fore in the Members comp to take out Best of Breed for this comp. This comp is exclusive to Members of the BMDCV and held on the same day as the Utility. Luka was beautifully shown by Dana and is making great inroads in the show ring under her guidance.
For other classes:-
Bernation Duchess of Oronsay - First in Baby Puppy Bitch
Bernation Love Me Tender - Second in Baby Puppy Bitch with Nikki Smith
Bernation Le Beau Chien - First in Minor Puppy with Michelle Pendlebury
Bernation Touch of Sparkle - First in Junior Bitch with Nikki Smith and reserve challenge bitch
Bernation Legend of Almeeka - First in Baby Puppy with Kylie O'Bryan
Congratulations to all involved on the day. Great to see not only some success come to our owners but to them all having a great day and enjoying themselves, each other and the dogs. We fully appreciate your support and friendship and would not be where we are today without that network and friendships in place. Look forward to catching up with all of you in the near future.
MORE RESULTS, MORE HIGH FIVES
Two more hip and elbow scores, two very happy owners and one very happy breeder!!
Summer, one of three daughters out of Sharni and Rupert came back with a 0,0 elbows and 0,1 hips making it three for three with the girls from this litter. That makes the combined total for all three girls less than the breed average!! Well done to the owners, well done to the girls and well done to Sharni and Rupert....pass on the good news to Rupes Jo, bet he will be proud!! Well done to Ross and Cath and thanks for being such great owners for your girl.
Bernation Bunsen, a two year old out of Cleo and Eiger came back with a 0,0 elbows and 2,2 hips for a great result for David and Janet. Bunsen (as in Bunsen Berner!!) lives with his dad Eiger and looks fantastic!! Eiger is the brother of Bogart and sister to Sharni.
Well done to all and look forward to more great results in the next few weeks.
BERNESE SPECIALTY 2011 RESULTS
The Bernese Mountain Dog Club Specialty was held at KCC Park on the 7th of May 2011 under specialist judge Mrs Sharon CHESTNUT SMITH (USA). There were 108 entries this year from Bernese all over Australia. The results for Bernation were fantastic but first off the thanks for all involved from us for the time and effort you put into us and your dogs. Thanks to Nikki, Carolyn, Dana, Claudia , Leesa, Shae, Michelle and Duane and Peter for all their efforts with their dogs and making it a special day for all of us. With your support and friendship we continue to have great days with great friends. Thanks to David and Gail May and Nola Roberts for sharing our house and company (along with the chaos!!) and Thomas asks you to come back soon!! To all those involved in the Friday preparation (and there was alot of you out there) thanks for making a big day very enjoyable. Now to the show results.....
We had a great day with some great friends against some of the best Bernese Australia has to offer. Juneau again came to the fore with a Reserve Bitch Challenge (2nd overall in the bitches) and Best Opposite Ausbred. We love her, she is awesome and we are very proud of her results over the short years that she has been showing. She has had two Reserve Bitch Challenges at the Specialties and continues to improve with age.
Le Beau Chien picked up Best Baby Puppy Bitch for Michelle in a big class and was very impressive in her handling and presentation. Great hope for the next generation in this one!!
Bernation Touch of Sparkle (Shima) continues to improve and show great promise with a Best Bitch Puppy for Nikki making Sabi and Raj very proud parents!!
For the boys, Lenny finished second in his class for Shae and again shows great promise after only a couple of shows. Sir Hudson picked up third in his class with Leesa and is developing into a fine young man. Luka picked up second in his class for Dana to round off the boys.
For the girls, Bernation Serafina picked up second in her class and Kassie was beautifully handled and presented by Claudia. Claudia continues to shine with her handling of our girls and we congratulate her and Catherine and Mina for their support, friendship and encouragement over the years. There are plenty of good days to come guys and we love having you there with us. Touch of Tuscany got it over her sister Oh So Classy (Rush) and best friend Solo this year with a third in her class with Dana. Well done Dana and a great result for a beautiful girl. Solo and Rush were beautifully behaved but didn't catch the judges eye this year but show great promise and continue to improve. Chile was a big surprise picking up 5th in her big class in her first and probably only appearance in the ring. Big kudos to Pete for his work with her and was well worth the effort to get her to the show and get some great independent feedback on her. We just need to teach her to cook heh Pete?!
Juneau - Reserve Bitch Challenge and Best Opposite Aus Bred in Show
Le Beau Chien - Best Baby Puppy Bitch in Show
Touch of Sparkle - Best Puppy Bitch in Show
Thanks to all and we look forward to the Royal Melbourne Show with some great friends in the second half of the year.
JOURNEY GETS THIRD IN CLASS AT THE BERNESE SPECIALTY IN AMERICA
Talk about putting pressure on the big fella!! Bernation Journey to Swisskiss made his debut show on the big stage at the BMDC of America Specialty on the 7th of April 2011. Handled by Geoff and cheered on by Madeline, Journey finished 3rd in his class competing against all older dogs in the 6 to 9 month category. Fantastic result and we are so pleased for Geoff and Madeline. Congrats to all and give Journey a big hug from his down under parents and we look forward to more great news from our Canadian friends.
KASSIE WINS RUNNER UP BEST OF BREED UNDER SPECIALIST JUDGE LYN BRAND
Congratulations go out to Claudia and Kassie for a fantastic performance at Bulla on the 10th of April 2011 with a RUBOB under specialist judge Lyn Brand. Claudia and Kassie performed exceptionally in a strong field to take the RUBOB title for the day and are showing great potential for the up and coming specialty in May. Well done Claudia and Kassie and her support team of Catherine and Mina.
SHIMA WINS PUPPY OF GROUP AT BUNYIP!!
Shima again came up with the goods at the Bunyip Agricultural Show on the 2nd of April 2011. It was a great day for Nikki and Shima beating a strong line up under judge Cheryl Wright. Shima continues to perform having won groups in all her age levels. Well done Nikki and well done to Shima.
MORE WINS AT BENDIGO AND ROCHESTER SHOWS
The last weekend in February 2011 proved a good one for Bernation with some strong BOB and Group wins at Bendigo and Rochester Shows. Solo got one BOB and a Best Junior in Group on the Saturday, Canadian Bliss got BOB and Best Intermediate in Group for Carolyn, Shima got Best Puppy in Group and Juneau picked up another BOB. All in all a great weekend for Bernation with many thanks to Nikki, Claudia, Seleena, Carolyn and Kylie for a great weekend away. Pencil this one in again for next year.
2 AGE IN GROUPS AND A SWAG OF POINTS AT LANCEFIELD & CENTRAL HIGHLANDS.
The run up to Lancefield by Nikki, Dana, Carolyn and Flick led to some great results coming out yet again for Bernation. From the four shows Juneau got the points for best bitch for all shows with a BOB thrown in against some great competition. Shima pulled out yet another Minor in Group for Nikki with Luka adding to his collection with an Intermediate in Group for Dana. Great few days had by all and we look forward to some more great results in the coming weeks.
SHIMA TAKES GROUP AT KILMORE
Bernation Touch of Sparkle (Shima) went to Kilmore on Saturday for a day out with Nikki Smith and came home with a RUBOB against some good opposition followed by a Best Minor in Group to cap off the day. Great result for Shima considering her age and everyone rapt with her as she grows up. Thanks to Nikki for her guidance and training of Shima and we look forward to her taking some more titles in the coming weeks.
JOURNEY COMPLETES HIS TRAVELS TO CANADA!!
"Bernation Journey to Swisskiss" completed his transit to his new home on Victoria Island, British Colombia, Canada to the home of "Swisskiss Bernese" and Madeline and Geoff. Eleven weeks old, Journey made the trip with ease and bounced into their lives after tonnes of photos and phonecalls. We wish Journey and Madeline and Geoff all the best in their showing success and in enjoying their new boy. We hope he is all they seek. He is dearly missed but has gone to a great home with some good friends. Look forward to updates and check out the new album for Journey in the Photo Gallery.
LUKA AND TUSCANY RULE THE RING FOR DANA
Luka again had a strong performance on the back of recently gaining his Australian Title by taking out Best Intermediate in Group at the Garden State Show at KCC Park on the 20th of November 2010. It was a big day for Dana with Luka taking out the group and Tuscanny picking up her first points by taking the Bitch Challenge before Luka took out Best of Breed. Well done to Dana and we look forward to more great results from these three.
BERNATION CANADIAN BLISS GETS HER AUSSIE TITLE!!
Thats right, she has done it. Bernation Canadian Bliss (Cassidy) and Carolyn have reached their Australian Title with a strong performance at Kyneton on the 20th November 2010. Congratulations to both of them, for Carolyn and her hard work and steep learning curve leading to some real confidence and outstanding handling in the ring and to Cassidy for being the spunky chic that she is. A very good day for the Bernation Team and very proud of both of them for the results achieved.
Cassidy now sits on over 125 points having reached her title points in under 12 months thus requiring the extra 25 after 12 months.
An outstanding effort.
SIR HUDSON WINS AGE GROUP!!
Bernation Sir Hudson stepped out for a run this weekend and came home with a Best Minor in Puppy in Group and a call out for Minor in Show!! A rapt Leesa, sporting a sprained ankle watched on while Hudson danced his way around the ring, "She's been good to me after having done her injury and all. You know, long cuddles on the couch, belly rubs galore and that sort of thing. Thought I better pull one out to make her day." To add to the day, Juneau got RUBOB and Challenge Bitch making it a good day all round. Congrats to Leesa and Hudson and we look forward to more fun in the coming weeks with them.
CASSIDY WINS AGAIN......
Bernation Canadian Bliss (Cassidy) has again gone the distance at the Echuca Show with a strong performance earning her Best Junior in Group on the Sunday and Best of Breed on three occasions!! Cassidy has been out of the ring with Carolyn jet setting around the world so a great return for both of them and a good weekend had by all. Cassidy is now one step away from her Australian Title and has made all at Bernation very proud of her and Carolyn. We look forward to more achievements and good news from them in the not too distant future.
ALL THAT SHIMMERS IN THIS WORLD
Wow, what a weekend for Nikki SMITH and Shima up at Shepparton. Travelling north up the highway little did this pair know that they would not be returning until the sun was setting in the West. Best Baby Puppy in Show at Shep was the highlight of the weekend. Described as having the best balance of a baby puppy the judge had seen, Nik and Shima pulled one out to take the In Show Title. Wow, says Flick and Andy and continue to rave about Niks' handling and training of this little girl. Thats a Best Baby in Show, two Best Baby in Group and second at the Royal for this couple and we continue to be impressed and send our appreciation and accolades to Nik and Shima. Photos to come.....
HOT CHILE WOMAN
So cool, so calm but hot under the collar is the PJ Collins version of "Hot Chile Woman" who has danced her way to a score of 1,0 hips and 0,0 elbows. Another of Cleos' daughters who has scored up and done the right thing by Pete. "Sure, it was hard to keep up with Pete" Chile says "and his active lifestyle, but when he built that pergola and paved the backyard in my honour then I reckon I had to pull this one out of the hat to impress him." Pete and Chile are now off to obedience on the Bellarine Peninsula and we look forward to more exciting scores coming through from the Cleo / Eiger mating.
Royal Melbourne Show 2010
Good results at the Melbourne this year with Leesa winning Minor Puppy Boy class with Sir Hudson, Solo winning Minor Puppy Bitch and Touch of Tuscany handled by Dana coming second. Shima (Touch of Sparkle) finished second in Baby Puppy Bitch, Rush came 3rd in Puppy Bitch, Cassidy and Kassie coming 2nd and 3rd respectively in Junior Bitch and Juneau taking out second place in the Intermediate Bitch class. Congrats to all the winners and thanks again to the helpers and owners for their support and help in the lead up and on the day. Look forward to next year and thanks again to all involved. Check on the photos on the new albums. A HUGE thank you to Jo Peters from New Zealand who helped groom and prep our dogs for this special day.
Touch Of Sparkle Shines at Seymour
Great start to her show career was Shima (Touch of Sparkle) winning the Best Baby Puppy in Group at Seymour with Nikki Smith on the 3rd of September 2010. Rapt with both of them, Bernations next generation is looking good with Raj and Sabis' daughter taking the prizes at Seymour. Many thanks to Nik for her training and handling of our dogs and great to see some success coming from her efforts with Baby in Group Touch of Sparkle.
Kassie Scores a Zero!!
Add another zero to the list.......that's right Bernation Kassie, proudly owned by Claudia and Catherine has come back with 0,0 hips and 0,0 elbows after her x-rays. A credit to the breeding program and many thanks to Claudia and Catherine for their care and wonderful work with Kassie. Kassie adds to the growing list of 0,0 dogs coming out of Bernation.
BMDCV Specialty 2010
Congrats to all the winners and many thanks to Specialist Judge Satu for her time and judging for the BMDCV Specialty 2010. Accolades to the BMDCV Committee for their work and commitment in putting on a great show year after year.
For Bernation, we had good results with Cassidy with Carolyn winning the Puppy Bitch Class, Sir Hudson with Leesa coming second in his Baby Boy class and Solo and Rush coming second and third in the Baby Puppy Bitch Class. A return to the ring for Bernation Brady was a great sign for things to come. We would like to thank all our helpers and owners for their efforts and support and we look forward to bigger things to come for Bernation in the coming months and years. Thanks again to all involved.
A TWO FOR BENSON
Big boned and big hearted Benson has brought a smile to Rachele, Dion and the kids (including Max) faces when he brought back a score of 2 on his hips and 0 on his elbows. "You look after yourself, then you get the rewards" says Benson. "My body is a temple and the workouts in the gym and time spent in the sandpit have paid off." Great results for his mum, so proud after scoring a 0 all round herself and we remind all those with Sharni / Monti pups that it is time to score up so the parents can brag, on top of Hudsons 0 all round and Ronnie a 2 hips and 0 elbows. Will be calling you all shortly!!
LUKA GETS HIS TITLE
Luka (Swisskiss (Aus) Secret Agenda) has gained his Australian Championship Title in conformation after some strong results in recent shows. Luka, who has been lightly shown up till recent times, has come through to reach his title before 2 years of age. Thanks to many people including Nicki, Carolyn and Dana for their assistance in gaining his title and we look forward to bigger things to come for Luka in the next few years.
MAKE THAT THREE IN A ROW....!!
Yep, Bernation Oh So Classy (Rush) picked up her third Best Baby in Group and is having a ball out there!! Thanks to Nik and all her apparent support staff who have been supporting her and rush at the show ring. Look out over the next few weeks though guys with Touch of Tuscany and Dana hitting the show ring with their brother Sir Hudson with Leesa. We look forward to watching these guys grow up and can't wait for Jo's reactions when she sees them in the Royal Melbourne in September. Good luck to all!!
TWO SHOWS, TWO BEST BABY IN GROUPS!!
Bernation Oh So Classy (Rush) entered her first two shows over the weekend and came away with Best Baby Puppy in Group for the two events. It was a good weekend all round for Bernation with Hannah picking up Best of Breed on the Saturday and sister Juneau runner up with Luca getting Dog Challenge . On the Sunday Juneau picked up Best of Breed and Runner in Group and Best Aust Bred in Group.
A good weekend had by all and thanks to Nik, Carolyn, Dana and Wendy for their help over the weekend and coming together for a great result.
HUDSON SCORES A DUCK!!
Proud owners Beth and Brendan are over the moon with Hudson scoring "0,0" hips and "0,0" elbows in the latest result coming from Bernation. "What do you expect?" says Hudson "My mum got the same score so the least I can do is match that" Hudson told his proud owners. His sister Ronnie owned by Kerryn scored a "0,2" hips and "0,0" elbows so all indications are great for this litter. Congrats to Beth, Brendan and Hudson and to Kerryn and Ronnie and we look forward to more great results from this and all our litters.
CANADIAN BLISS DOES IT AGAIN
Rapidly heading towards her title and taking some great compliments and awards in her stride is Canadian Bliss, the much loved baby girl of Carolyn Macgill. Cassidy has picked up Minor Puppy in Group at the VCA amenities show at Bulla on Saturday the second of April, 2010. Congratulations to Carolyn and Cassidy and we look forward to more great results as they head towards their Australian Title.
BOGART BECOMES A DAD!!
Mez and Tim are now grandparents to 7 furry babies to Chris Lewis from Montreaux Kennels in NZ. All going well we understand and a very happy lot over the strait to have added their babies to the fold. Trip pending across the way to see the babies in the near future and congrats to Bogart and all involved for a successful outcome. We look forward to updates from Chris on their progress and development.
BERNATION CANADIAN BLISS WINS MINOR IN GROUP
Cassidy shown and much loved by Carolyn MacGill has picked up a Minor in Group at the Tumut Show in March 2010. Cassidy is racing towards her title at only 6 months of age and is showing great form leading into the upcoming Specialty Shows soon to be held. Well done to Carolyn for all her hard work and assistance and we look forward to more great things coming her way.
RAJ GETS HIS TITLE!!!
Thats right folks, Raj has moved into the elite level by gaining his Australian Championship Title with his wins in Bendigo, Rochester and Eaglehawk in the past few weeks for a great start to Autumn 2010. Congratulations to him and many thanks to Nik Lennon from Zanzebern for giving us such a fabulous boy and to Nick and Carolyn for assisting in finishing his title. More to come from Raj with him maturing to enter our breeding program in the near future.
TWO MORE TITLES
CONGRATULATIONS TO OBERLANDS OUTWARD BOUND (CLEO) AND HER DAUGHTER BERNATION JUNEAU FOR ATTAINING THEIR AUSTRALIAN TITLES TO KICK OFF 2010. CLEO HAS BEEN IN AND OUT OF THE RING BETWEEN ARRIVING HERE AT 9 MONTHS OF AGE FROM CANADA AND THE TWO LITTERS OF PUPS THAT ARE PRODUCING SOME REMARKABLE DOGS, AMONG THEM JUNEAU. WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK WANDA TAIT AND MADELINE AND GEOFF KNOWLES FOR PRODUCING CLEO AND REMAINING GREAT FRIENDS.
THANKS TO ALL INVOLVED IN GETTING THE GIRLS THERE INCLUDING NIKKI AND CAROLYN.
GEELONG SHOW 2009
Another good day down on the Bellarine Peninsula. Thanks again to Nikki Smith for her help yet again and great to catch up with Vanessa and Adam and hear the continuing tales of Stampy and Hlane. Show wise, another successful day for Juneau winning Best of Breed and marching towards her Australian Title. Luca came through and picked up Challenge Dog and Best Puppy in Group to cap off a great day.
THE ROYAL MELBOURNE 2009
Another Royal Melbourne Show has come and gone with some great results again for Bernation. We entered a wide number of classes this year and have to thank Nicki Smith for her tireless support and assistance and also that of Wendy and Dana for their professional handling and help on the day and days leading up to the royal.
Luca came up trumps with a win of his Puppy class followed by Best Puppy of Breed which got him a return on Saturday for the Best Puppy in Show run offs. He finished Top 4 in show for the Puppy Group, an outstanding effort by him and Wendy and well done to both.
On the Thursday Bernation Benson, owned by Rachel and Dion came in first in his minor puppy class with many great comments about his size and bone.
Juneau again showed her class by winning her age group with Yabbadabado finishing third in the same group.
Sharni came in second in her age group with Raj finishing third in his.
In all 3 breed age group wins and top four in Puppy group was a fine day after a long lead up. Bit of pressure coming now to see who is top dog in the kennel.
Well done to all winners and another fine day of socialising and professionalism shown by all those involved in the Bernese Community.
BERNATION TAJ GETS HIS FIRST POINTS!!
Thats right Bernation Taj, owned and much loved by Carolyn got his first "Best of Breed" against some good opposition at Bulla at the Werribee - Barwon Kennel Club in August. Congratulations to Taj and Carolyn for their hard work and success and look forward to seeing more of it in the coming months.
BERNATION JUNEAU WINS BEST OF BREED AT UTILITYDOG SHOW AT KCC
After her good showing at the Specialty, Juneau has gone on to win Best at Breed at the Utility Specialty Show at KCC on the 26th of July 2009. Beating a number of older dogs and bitches, Juneau is performing and behaving at exceptional levels to pull off some very good wins around the state. In the members comp, both her and her sister Yabbadabado won Best of Breed and Runner Up respectively making it a good day for the Bernation group. Congratulations to everyone for a good day all round with Bernation Benson winning his class in the Members Comp and Bernation Eiger making an appearance and getting some high praise in his first performance as an adult. He may be reappearing at a few shows later this year with a bit of luck. To Nicky, Caroline, Wendy and Dana who helped on the day and in the lead up to the show, well done and thanks again for your help and support.
BERNATION JUNEAU WINS BEST PUPPY IN GROUP AT SHEP
To follow up her win at the specialty, Bernation Juneau took out Best of Breed and Best Puppy in Group at the Shepparton Show in July 2009. With Raj taking out Best Male, barking rights went to Juneau by beating a number of dogs to the Best of Breed followed by Best Puppy in Group. Fingers crossed, another in show win is not far away for her.
BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG SPECIALTY 2009
Come and gone for 2009 and another successful year for Bernation!! Bernation Juneau making an appearance to take out Best Puppy in Show and Reserve Bitch Challenge. Running off for the top female at the puppy stage is a huge compliment to Juneau and a big win for the breeding program. Her mum Oberlands Outward Bound was proud to see this result.
Our newest edition Swiss Kiss Secret Agenda took out Best Baby Puppy in Show.
To add to this, congratulations go to Duane and Michelle achieving a second place in Puppy Dog Class with Juneaus' brother Bernation Brady Bunch aka Brady!!
Thanks to Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Victoria for another great show.
ARCHIE WINS TOP QUALIFYING DOG AT CD TRIAL
Archie wins top of the trial and gains his CD title. Well done to Nikki and Archie in gaining the CCD and CD title in a such a short time frame. Good luck with his Agility title. I have no doubt he will excel in this area as well.
Bernation Archies Crusade wins Novice Obedience Section at Royal Melbourne Show
In September 2008, Archie and Nikki entered the Royal Melbourne Show in the Novice Obedience Section. Archie and Nikki again performed extremely well and took out first place for the dogs in this section. She returns for the Best of the Best to run off against other dogs above her class. Go Nikki!!
Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Victoria Specialty Show 2008.
Held on June 8th at the Royal Melbourne Showgrounds, it was a successful day for the Bernation Camp with Bogart, Sharni and Cleo all winning their age groups against some stiff opposition. Raj capped off the day winning the Best Puppy in the members comp followed by second place puppy in the Specialty Show.
There were 86 entries this year which was the the second biggest entry of all time showing the growth and increasing interest in this breed. Congrats to the President, Committee and all members for their efforts and success.
BOSCO ADDS ANOTHER ZERO!!
Bernation Bosco has added to the increasing number of 00 hips and 00 elbows in the stable. He is now the 3rd Bernation Berner to achieve that title with two other puppies from Bernation bitches presenting the same score to make 5 Berners in total to achieve this aim.
Congrats to Sarah and Brad for looking after the boy and look forward to other updates as they come in.
Bosco and Sharni celebrating their results with Sarah
SHARNI GETS HER TITLE
The title of Australian Champion is now worn proudly by Bernation Dream Weaver, or Sharni as she is known to us.
Capping off a great year for the girl was a runner up best in show at Myrtleford where 500+ dogs attended. She has been fantastic in the show ring and a dream to live with.
Celebrations all round for Bernation as Sharni joins her brother Bogart as another titled dog. Thanks to Nicky Smith for her support, Tim and Mez for their encouragement and the great group of friends that has developed in the show field.
BOGART GETS HIS TITLE
Bogart has stepped up to adulthood with a added addition to his name.....Australian Title!! Great work by Mez and Tim with some fantastic results along the journey. Look forward to full adulthood and what other successes in and out of the showring that he will bring.