BIS, BISS Aust Grand Ch Branbern Abbeys Echo

The first Grand Champion Bernese in Australia, Derby is a multi Best In Show Winner All Breeds, and a Specialty BIS winner. Derby had an exhuberant temperament loving to all mankind but very selective to his friendships with other male Berners.


Derby has passed on very strong breed type with incredible soundness. His breeding containing the famous Am Ch Dallybecks Echo Jackson on his fathers side, and on his mothers side he goes right back to the famous Ch Millwire Clockwork Soldier (Imp UK). These lines combining some great longuevity on both sides of the pedigree. 

Derby was euthanised in late 2008 due to a calcification on his spine effectively paralyzing his rear end.
His zest for life and strength of character is sadly missed at Branbern but is still strong in his progeny today, and still very prevalent in his great grandkids.
Branbern owes a huge debt to Derby for the Type, Longuevity, Soundness and Temperament that he has passed on to his progeny, which include BIS UK Aust Ch Branbern Special Knight, his brothers Am Ch Branbern Special Edition & NZ Ch Special Blend, Ch Branbern Darbie Doll & Branbern Bold n Beautiful.

Achievements include: 

Best in Specialty, BMD club of Victoria
-BOB & BIG 3rd Melbourne Royal 

BOB Melbourne Royal
BOB Sydney Royal

BOB Melbourne Royal

Best in Group, NSW Womens Dog Club
Best in Group, R/U Best In Show, Lithgow Ch Show
Best in Group, R/U Best in Show, NSWCC Light up the Park Show (Saturday)
Best in Group, NSWCC Light up the Park Show (Sunday)
Best in Group, R/U Best in Show, Combined Northern Canine Ch Show

Best in Group, R/U Best in Show, ACT Junior Kennel Club Open show
Best in Group, Childrens Welfare Cancer Ch Show
NSW Utility Clubs Contest of Champions Winner 

Born: 10.10.1997 - 12.2008
AOD: 11 years 2 months
Hips 5:3, Elbows 0:0