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Sadly we have lost 2 of our veterans this month -
our thoughts are with Steve & Barbera Tate on the loss of Islay and to Elspeth on the loss of Sammie.
Elspeth and Sammie Sue
Islay - RIP
The Club Magazine has gone to print -
please make sure your membership has been renewed for 2013 so you will receive your copy!!
Garden Party 2013 - Group photo
Courtesy of Mark Hickman
It is with great sadness I inform our members of the tragic passing of Ken Lilley
- our thoughts and sympathy are with his family - Maria, Vanessa, Jordan and Cash.
Ken will be sadly missed by all those who knew him.
Ken and Cash out fishing
Click here for information on the
Its being held on 28-30th June 2013 at Mangatepopo School Camp, SH46, 20 minutes SW of Turangi.
Hurry to register for this very popular event with other large breed dogs and their families!
Magnus (Schallenberg King of the Wild) owned by Anna Owen -
doing his therapy training. He is a welcome sight at the local Rest Homes and Hospice.
Berner Babies rocked for the first shows of 2013 - winning all 4 Baby Puppy of Group awards
and Fergie winning BABY PUPPY IN SHOW
(see show results for full details)
It is with great sadness I inform our members of the sad passing of
Piers Reid (after a short illness). Piers was an active member of the club,
attending Garden Parties, a committee member and more recently taking on the huge
task of producing the club magazine - he will be sadly missed.
Our thoughts are with his family, friends and BJ!!
Our thoughts go out to Lisa, Pete & Chris on the sad loss of
BISS AUST/NZ CH Alpinstolz Angel Eyes - Alex
10/12/2003 - 29/08/2012
A beautiful and stunning girl - who will be sadly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her
RIP and RUN FREE ALEX
Silvretta Gypsey's Legacy at Windvyvalle - Lacey
Baby Puppy of Group
- if you would like an item of clothing with the club embroidered logo - please contact Linda - firstname.lastname@example.org
GARDEN PARTY 2013
Also Garden Party dates for 2013 are being discussed -
at this stage we are looking at 2/3 February or 23/24 February - we will be setting up a voting application on the club Facebook Page for all members
Our thoughts go out to Heather Abbott on the sad loss of John on Saturday 7th April 2012 in Australia.
I am sure Caitie & Bernie were waiting at the Rainbow Bridge to reunite with their dad.
Our sincere condolences.
GARDEN PARTY - BEST OF MATCH
Schallenberg I am Giant - Idaho
handled by Jacob
Owner: Julie Walden
Garden Party group photo
RUBIS NZ CH MAKKER HUDSON - Bismarck
On Sunday 22nd January 2012 Bismarck was RUNNER UP BEST IN SHOW at the Manawatu Kennel Assocation show Judge was Mr Osamu Toyakawa (Japan)
Bismarck also gained his 50th challenge for his Gold Certificate of Merit
Congratulations Julia, Margaret and Ashleigh
Merry Christmas to all our Members and their Berner Families and we hope you have a safe and happy New Year
THE BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW
8 October 2011
Judge: Guido Perosino (Italy)
BEST IN SHOW: AUST/NZ CH ALPINSTOLZ ANGEL EYES - Alex - Lisa Hardegger
Brock & Otis (Cocking)
Tycho & Lincoln (Hudson-Bool)
Snow dogs Boomer & Cara - Boomer shows what he thinks of the snow!!
25th Anniversary GARDEN PARTY 2011-
Venue: Rotorua Thermal Holiday Park -
12 - 13 March 2011
SOUTH ISLAND 2010 GARDEN PARTY-
Sat 23 October 2010
See news for details on another great club day!!
Travelling with a Berner
I have been asked to put a request on the website regarding safe accommodation and walks in the North Island for Mark & Fiona Dyer and their Berner Ella - they are planning on travelling around NZ in a self-contained motorhome and would love some information on places to stay and take Ella for walks etc - please contact them direct on mark.fiona,email@example.com if you have some helpful information for them.
Bernese Mountain Dog Pastel Portraits by international canine artist Suzy Kirkaldy
I work from photographs to produce a fine art pastel portrait of your dog, and I prefer to do the photography myself, if this is possible. However this is not always possible, so, providing I am given quality photographs to work from, and a little character story of the dog/s, I am able to produce a quality pastel portrait in my studio. My normal price for a Bernese Mountain Dog portrait is $450, but I am offering discounted prices right now of $350. A deposit is required, but final payment is not made until after you have viewed the portrait on email, and are quite happy with it. Then the portrait is couriered to you.
I can also do A4 sized Studio Quick Sketches from $100.
Have a look at my website for further examples of my work.
NZKC National Dog Show Portrait Prize