The international show in Bratislava has born the spirit of the conclusions from the international meeting of judges of Bernese Mountain Dogs. It was nice to see breeders realise that only a joint effort of both breeders and judges can manage the development of the breed within the right boundaries. Less overgroomed dogs and more natural coats – to make it short.
The Bernese Mountain BOB goes to a dog from the ICH Kaukarhaugens Dionysos and the Great Swiss BOB is given to a young dog Urkán Andy Quarterworld.
I was given the honour of picking male Best Puppy in the final competitions. I was completely smitten by the American Akita. The American Staffordshire Terrier took second place and the Jack Russell Terrier placed third.