5th C.C. for Max

Max winning his 5th C.C. at the N.B.M.D.C.
Max takes his 5th C.C. at the Northern Bernese Mountain Dog Club Ch. Show under breed spesialist Mr. Harry Nelson (Paracombe), Zico 1st in Junior and Kari 2nd in Open Bitch, a good days work....

Generation Game at South Wales

Three Generations winning at Sth. Wales Ch. Show
The judge Frank Wildman must have liked something about this type of Bernese, with Bono Grandfather, Max Father and Zico Grandson winning C.C. R.C.C. and Best Puppy at South Wales Ch. Show respectfully

Taken to the "MAX" again

Max BIS with the Judge and RBIS
2013 BMDC of Ireland Championship Show under Breed Specialist Maija Heinila from Norway Max CH & GB CH Bernemcourt Fascination went Best in Show and his son Bernemcourt Wonderwall goes Best Puppy in Show and together with Ch Int. & GB CH Bernemcourt Sirocco thay took the Best Team in Show. This is the 6th time in 7 years that a Bernemcourt bred dog has won Green Star at this event and the 3rd different dog in that time to do so.

Greatest of compliments for Bernemcourt

Team Bernemcourt winning the Best Team at the BMDC of Ireland 2013
Fantastic critiques for the Bernemcourt Dogs and our breeding programme at the BMDC of Ireland Ch. Show by our Judge Maija Heinila from Norway:-

Team Class

1st Embleton’s Bernemcourt Wonderwall,Ch,GB Ch,INT Ch Bernemcourt Sirocco, Ch,GB Ch Bernemcourt Fascination.

Breeder has done an excellent job. Very soundly constructed group. Excellent bone. Beautiful mentality. Excellent movement. One dog lacking some detail in head but otherwise good expressions. Excellent angulations. Gorgeous temperaments. Congratulations to the breeder....



Take it to the MAX

Bernemcourt Fascination with Judge Andrew Brace after gaining his 3rd CC
"Max" Bernemcourt Fascination has taken 2 CC's on the bounce by winning his 3rd and qualifying CC at the Scottish Kennel Club (May) Championship Show under one of the UK's Top All-round judges Andrew Brace 6 days after clinching his 2nd at The National. A big thank you to all that supported us not only on the day but over the years, as Bernemcourt clock up the 5th Dual Champion 3 of which were Homebred

Catalan History

Tiana posing after gaining 3rd in Group the first time a Catalan has been placed in a group in Ireland
Tiana, aka, Ir. Ch. Starwell Princess at Bernemcourt wins B.O.B. and goes on to take 3rd in the Group under Mr. J. De Gids of the Netherlands. The first placing in the group by at Catalan in Ireland

CC Number 2 for Max

Max gaining his 2nd CC at te National Dog Show, Judge Steve Hall
Great day at the National Dog Show with Max winning his second CC under respected all-rounder Steve Hall, well wort the long journey

New Champion at Bernemcourt

Kari New Champion
"KARI" Nellyvill's Just Dropped In To Bernemcourt at 15.5 months has collected her 7th Green Star (CAC) and subject to confirmation is the latest Champion at Bernemcourt.

Top again

Annual Ch 12Catalan anch 12 & 13
Once again Bernemcourt Kennel has become Annual Champion with Ch. Bernemcourt Fascination "Max" taking the crown for the 2nd time, the 9th time in 11 years for our Kennel, and "Tiana" Ch. Starwell Princess at Bernemcourt became Annual Champion in Catalans for the second year in a row

Come back kid

10 contented puppies Sired by Rocco
Great news from our great friend Janet who rang to tell us that her 'Tess' Harvestbank Cracklin Rose at Glenhunt, had given birth to 10 beautiful puppies, Sired by our own "ROCCO", Thought is "daddy days" were gone after his prostrate problems, delighted that there not.

So close at Carlow

Kari receiving her rosette for her 2nd place from Judge, Eamon Murray
Great day at Carlow for Kari having won her 4th Green Star she competed in the Puppy Stakes and was runner up from an entry of over 70 puppies. Thank you to Judge, Eamon Murray for this wonderful placing

Rocco top of the pile again

Rocco and Max winning Green Star and Res Green Star with Rocco going Best in Show at the BMDC or Ireland 2012 with judge Satu Y-Mononen
2012 BMDC of Ireland Ch. Show and a 4th Green Star at this event for Rocco his second with Best in Show, with his Kennel mate Max taking the reserve Green Star. Many thanks to the judge Satu Y-Mononen, breed specialist from Finland

Big Deal Down Under

News about Rory, Bernemcourt Born To Run has gained his Australian Champion Title, many congrats to Carolyn and Felicity and thank you for having faith in our breeding. On top of that Rory has just had his hip and elbow screening results and they are a wonderful 1:1 Hips and 0 Elbow, Fantastic

Friday 13th Lucky for some

Kari with judge Nicky White, winning Reserve Best Puppy in Show
Great day at Ballymena and District Open Show where Kari went Best of breed and Best Puppy 4th in Adult Gp and won the Working Puppy Gp. Then went Res. Best Puppy in Show. The Rocco boy also won the Champion Stakes, what a day...

Welcome to Northern Ireland

Our long awaited arrival finally gets to her new home in Northern Ireland. Nellyvill's Just Dropped In To Bernemcourt after a long trip from Norway. Thank you Hilde, Gro and not forgetting Dropse and Ola who made it all possible.

Breed History for Tiana

Tiana after winning her qualifying Green star at Dublin
Tiana made breed History today at the Celtic Winners Show in Dublin by winning her qualifying Green star and becoming the First Catalan Bitch to become Irish Champion

Great Result at Crufts

Max at Crufts winning the Res. C.C. with Judge Heather Head
Continuing his love affair of Crufts, for the second year in succession Max won his class, Special Yearling this time, and went on to win his 3rd Res. C.C. under breed spoecialist Mrs Heather Head (Millermead)

Annual Champions x 3 at Bernemcourt

Joint Annual Champions for 2011 Rocco and MaxTiana Annual Champion 2011
Confirmation today from the IKC, that Ch. Int. & Ir.Ch. Bernemcourt Sirocco "Rocco" has been awarded Annual Champion for the breed in Ireland for the 5th time his time held jointly with his kennel mate Ir. Ch. Bernemcourt Fascination "Max" the two of them having identical show records for 2011. If that wasn't enough our Catalan Sheepdog Starwell Princess at Bernemcourt "Tiana" was also awarded the Annual Champion acolade for her breed the first ever in Ireland to do so.

At home in Australia

Rory Relaxing in Australia
BERNEMCOURT BORN TO RUN "Rory" relaxing at his new home in Melbourne Australia. Thank you Carolyn and Felicity for having such faith in our breeding and we hope he brings you everything you wish for.

Junior warrant

First Bernese bred and residing in N.I. to be awarded the K.C. Junior Warrant
It has been a fantastic trip through the Junior stage for Max, Bernemcourt Fascination. Having won his Ir Jun Ch, his Ir. Ch. Title, his qualification for Pet Plan Junior Stakes Grand Final he capped it all by becoming the 1st bernese from Northern Ireland to claim and be awarded the K.C. Junior Warrant

Off to the Final

Max with Judge Mr. J. Horswell and sponsors representative  winning the qualifying place at Darlington
We are off on a trip to the GRAND FINAL of the Petplan Junior Stakes at Stafford in January 2012 thanks to Mr. J. Horswell who awarded Max 1st place in the qualifiing round at Darlington from an entry of 19. This was Max's 3 Junior Stakes win of the summer having won at Bangor/North Down and Clonmel, a big THANK YOU to the judges

MAX crowned at Limerick

Max winning his qualifying Green Star at Limerick under Mr. Dominic Harris at 17 months
Max now to be known as Ir. Ch. Bernemcourt Fascination (Ir. Jun. Ch. CJW 11) as he won his 7th and qualifying Green Star under Mr. Dominic Harris from England. Max has also won 6 B.O.B.

Babies galore

Contented puppies asleep after their lunchPicture of contentment
Busy time at Bernemcourt with no one busier than Max. On 15th July, Freya gave birth to 7 dogs and 3 bitches and on 1st August Khamsin, surprised us all by producing 4 dogs and 1 bitch, all sired by Max

Tiana and Max win at Ards

Tiana Gp.1 Newtownards Open Show
Both Max and Tiana won Best of Breed at The Newtownards Charity open show. Max was withdrawn at the group judge had handled him earlier in the year but Tiana more than made up for it by winning Group 1

Double Edged Sword

Tiana winning her first Green Star with B.O.B. at Swords with her litter sister Trudy getting the reserve on this occassion. Judge was Mr. P. Aseni Peinado of Spain.
TWO dogs entered in TWO Breeds and TWO Green Stars and TWO Best of Breeds. Rocco collected his 78th G.S./ and his 66th B.O.B. but it was a 1st G.S. with B.O.B. with our little Catalan, possibly the first Catalan Sheepdog to win a Green Star.....

A Maximum for Max

Max, winner of Both Green Stars with B.O.B. Munster/Cork
Bernemcourt Fascination "Max" won both Green Stars with Best of Breed at the Munster/Cork weekend

C.C. number 11 for Rocco at SKC

Rocco at S.K.C. after winning his 11th C.C.
ROCCO continued his wonderful 2011 by gaining his 3 C.C. of the year under Dr. R. James at SKC his 11th in total. Max is still on his winning way by coming 1st in Junior Dog. Both dogs are still unbeaten in their respective classes this year

Great weekend on Mini Curcuit

Rocco with Gp. Judge Mr. J. Patton and Gp winning Rottweiler at South Tipperary
Sth. Tipperary and Fermoy weekend Rocco took both Green Stars with B.O.B. his 12th C.A.C.I.B and Gp2. @ Sth Tipp. Freya took both Green Stars and her first C.A.C.I.B. and Max was Res Green Star dog on both days gaining his 5th and qualifying Junior win for his Irish Junior Title along the way

Great day in the valleys of Wales


Rocco won Open dog and RCC 1st in RCC Stakes and 2nd in Champion Stakes. Max winning his class first time standing in Junior and 2nd in Junior Stakes. Freya had a 2nd in Open Bitch and gained her Stud Book Number

Bernemcourt on top again


At Banbridge Ch. Show under Mr. J. Gardener Max came out on top with B.O.B. and Dog G.S. with Rocco res. G.S.. In the Bitches a 13th G.S. for Freya

Double again at the N.B.M.D.C. Ch. Show

Rocco and Max with judge Lynn BrandFreya winning Special YearlingMax BPIS at the N.B.M.D.C. Ch. Show
Rocco went B.I.S. and Max went B.P.I.S. with the added bonus of Freya winning the Spl. Yearling class, under Breed Specialist Lynn Brand of the Australian Brandbern Kennel.

IKC Celtic Winners p

Rocco, Celtic winner for the 4th consecutive year
Rocco and Max continue their winning ways, Rocco with another Celtic Winners Title, his 4th and Best of Breed. Max winning the Celtic Junior Title

Crufts wins

Rocco receiving his BOB from the judge Mr. Terry MunroeBernemcourt Fascination "Max" winner of Best Puppy in Breed Crufts 2011ROCCO  with a proud Mummy and Daddy after winning Best of Breed at Crufts 2011
A great day at Crufts under judge Mr. Terry Munroe. Rocco won his 9th CC with his 8th BOB and to top an unforgetable day Max went Best Puppy in Breed.

The Double

B.O.B & B.P.I.B. at Crufts 2011 a day never to forget
Rocco and Max after winning Best of Breed and Best Puppy in Breed Crufts 2011

Rocco Top Bernese again

Rocco Annual Champion forth year running
For the forth year in succession "Rocco" has been crowned Irish Annual Champion, and he won't be 5 until April. Winning 18 Green Stars in 2010, all with Best of Breed, we would like to thank all the Judges from all around the world who have rated him so highly. This is the 8th time in the last 11 years that a Bernemcourt dog has been Annual Champion in Ireland and once in the U.K. We are so proud of our dogs and what we have achieved with them

Freya:- Youngest Champion

BERNBIENAIME FIRST KISS avec BERNEMCOURT with Judge Mr. Paul Hanna who awarded her the 7th and qualifying Green Star at Bray
BERNBIENAIME FIRST KISS avec BERNEMCOURT gained her qualifying Green Star making her the youngest Irish Champion, under Judge Mr. Paul Hanna

Freya now a junior Championx

Freya has now been made up to a junior champion after winning another Green Star at South Tipperary!

Contest of Champions

Rocco - Competing in the Contest of Champions
Congratulations to Rocco who made it to the last 16 in the contest of champions!!
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