18 December
A big Branbern welcome to "Julius" - Julius van't Stokerybos, who arrived safely today from Belgium! You can see his page here to find out more about him.

8th December
Paddy's fine form continues, with another Best in Group win under Mrs S McMahon (NSW) at the St George District Kennel Club championship show!

1st and 2nd December
Great results at the A.C.T Ladies Kennel Club for Windsor with Best Australian Bred in Group on the Saturday under Ms D. Brown from New Zealand and then Runner up Best in Group and Best Australian Bred in Group on the Sunday under Mr W. Thompson from Canada!

Gr Ch Branbern Dark Windsor R/Up Best in Group (Mr W Thompson, Canada)

24th and 25th November
After nearly three months off, Windsor made a successful return to the show ring at the Belconnen All Breeds Kennel Club in Canberra.  On Saturday Windsor was awarded Best of Breed and Best Australian Bred in Group under Mrs W. Baker from SA.
On Sunday Windsor was awarded Runner up Best in Group under Mr G. Spagnolo from NSW.  

17th November.
Another great weekend.  At the Children's Cancer Charity Dog Club Show, Paddy was awarded Best in Group under Mr G. Spagnolo (NSW) and this time went one better being awarded Runner up BEST IN SHOW under Mrs S. Shrigley from Tasmania.

4th November.
After a string of Runner up awards Paddy wins Best in Group under Mr Kidd (SA) - continuing what has a been a dream run for the boy!

28th October.
Paddy wins Runner Up Best in Group, and his daughter Branbern Black Bertha wins Best Baby Puppy in Group under Mrs S. Bowndes (NSW).

16th September.
Paddy wins Best in Specialty Show at the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of South Australia's Specialty under breed specialist Maija Heinila (Milkcreek Bernese, Norway) with 70 Bernese entered from across the country. It was such an awesome result to add to what has been an incredibly successful year for Paddy. He is a credit to the Saterhundens kennel!


8 September
Murrumburrah Harden Show Society show, Windsor awarded Runner up Best in Group under Mr J. Birch (NSW)

12 August
Mudgee and District Kennel and Obedience Club, Paddy awarded Runner up Best in Group under Mr K. McMillan (NSW)  

4 August
The wins just keep coming for Paddy with another Runner up Best in Group at the Sydney Kennel Club under Judge Mr H. van den Berg from Holland.

photo - Ffiona Erskine www.ffirephotography.com

28th July

To add to his wins earlier this month, Paddy wins Best in Group at the T & G All Breeds Dog Club of NSW, completing a dream month of shows in NSW!

Another great achievement after many years of study, Lyn is now a licenced ANKC All Breeds Judge!!

photo -  Ffiona Erskine www.ffirephotography.com
21st July

Paddy has had a rather good month so far, winning no less than 3 Runner Up Best in Groups!
Hawkesbury Kennel Club on 8 July, Southerland Shire All Breeds Kennel Club on 14 July and at the North of the Harbour Kennel Club on 21 July.
Paddy, with his son Isaac (Branbern Infamous Isaac) looking very much like a chip off the ol' block!
This beautiful photo was taken by Ffiona Erskine - 

10 June - BMD Club of Victoria - Specialty

Windsor wins BEST IN SHOW under Specialist judge Lisa Ebnet from the USA!! Way to go Windsor!!

l-r judge Lisa Ebnet, owner/handler Murray & Lyn with BISS RUBIS CH Branbern Royal Windsor

Branbern was also represented in the Veterans Parade by littermates Tosca & Zelda. These two champions will turn 9 on the 1st of October & are from a repeat mating of Derby & Hanna, a combination which originally resulted in UK Aust Ch Branbern Special Knight (Jackson).

l-r Tosca (Ch Branbern Special Brew) Lyn & Zelda (Ch Branbern Special Thoughts)

3 June - The Utility Dog Club of NSW

We had a great day at the Utility Dog Club of NSW show despite the cold and wet weather.  'Windsor' was awarded Runner up Best in Show under Judge Mr Ian Geddes-Cook from New Zealand.

26th & 27th May, Ku-Ring-Gai Kennel Club Championship shows

Paddy wins Runner Up Best In Group on Saturday under Miss E Emery (NSW), and follows it up with a Best Open in Group on Sunday under Miss J Oates  (Vic).

12 April - Sydney Royal Show

Branbern Bold Bear wins Best of Breed from the Puppy class! A great result for such a young dog! He is a son of Paddy (Ch Saturhundens London Paddington) & Brigitte (Ch Branbern Bold n Beautiful). 
Branbern Sugar Ray also won the Australian Bred Dog class.
The judge was Mr E Bivin (USA)

25 March - Liverpool and District All Breeds Kennel Club 

Another new face made his debut at Liverpool KC.  Branbern Louis Armstrong (Norman) had a great start to his show career winning Baby Puppy of Breed over competition.  He then went on and was awarded Best Baby Puppy in Group!  (Judge was Mrs R.Thompson SA).


Branbern Louis Armstrong
Best Baby Puppy in Group


Pampered Puppy!

'Hugo' (Branbern Howsat) going for a "walk" at the beach!


12 week old 'Hugo' and 'Merlin' - at the beach!

25 February - Royal Canberra Show.

This year Branbern was represented at Royal Canberra by Maverick and Lara in a breed entry of 7.
Maverick (Ch Branbern Top Gun) was awarded DCC and Best of Breed. Lara (Branbern Sugar Coated) was awarded RBCC.

January/ February

Unfortunately 2012 did not start well for Branbern. Micah sadly succumbed to cancer late in January, leaving us at the tender age of 5 years. In his brief time he managed to win 3 Royal Challenges in Adelaide plus many other noteable wins and his sweet nature touched the hearts of many people.

To make matters much worse, just recently Nigel died suddenly of bloat which is a major blow for us to lose our boy who has been the benchmark here in Sydney & arguably Australia wide over the last few years. He was a dog that raised the bar with so many results including Multiple All Breeds Best In Show, Best in Group awards, Runner Up Best in Show at the BMDCV Specialty in 2009, Dogzonline Pointscore winner for Bernese & No 5 in the Utility Group in 2009 and lets not forget no less than 5 Royal Challenges with 4 of those being Best of Breed wins at Sydney Royal in 5 years straight. He was a wonderful ambassador for Branbern and a lovely strong dog with a typical Branbern happy personality.

On a positive note 2012 should bring some new faces, one of these being Howard (
Branbern Howard I Know). Howard is an only child with a bold, cheeky temperament and lovely substance and structure, we look forward to how he and others develop over the rest of the year.