is a very special
girl in many ways. Her sire "Beo" is
owned by Priscilla Young of Park City,
UT. Priscilla moved to the USA with her
husband just a couple of years ago from
Spain. She grew up in England. So you
can imagine her beautiful accent :)
When I found out about Beo being in the
US I was so excited. He is from my very
favorite kennel, Hiselfoss in Norway. I
was so fortunate to have visited the
Hiselfoss kennel in July of 2011 and
meet the owner, Gro Solberg and see her
beautiful dogs. I have always admired
her pedigrees and dogs and was the
highlight of my trip to visit her~!
What an awesome host Gro was and she
made a feast for Jeni West and myself~!
So when Bebe's
mom, "Blue" was ready to breed, my mom
and I drove out to beautiful Park City,
UT and met Beo in person~~! Priscilla
and her husband Fred are wonderful and
we have a very good friendship after
this~! It was a long long trip. We
did 3,000 miles in 3 days. We dropped
Blue off at Priscilla's and turned
around and headed back. My handler was
going to be in Colorado at a show the
next week and Priscilla at the same
show, so she dropped Blue off with Jeni
after breeding. Worked out perfectly~!
I was excited
when we checked Blue at 35 days of
pregnancy that she was PREGNANT~! She
wasn't real big so we did an X-ray at 55
days and could only see one puppy. So
it was my mission to make sure that one
precious baby made it out safe and
sound. A large breed dog will not go
into labor with one puppy, so our timing
was crucial to get that puppy out, not
too early and not too late~! Luckily
we had done all the progesterone testing
so we knew our window to work with.
On the morning of
November 2, 2011 we did a C-section on
Blue. Out came this beautiful baby girl
with all this flash and so perfectly
marked~! When I took the baby home I
knew I was going to have to bottle feed
her as Blue did not have but a drop or
two of milk. So I bottle fed her and
it was Blue's first litter, so she
learned to be a mom with one puppy even
though she did not have milk.
Bebe was such a
big chunk and loved her bottle..LOL I
was talking to Sara Karl (AKC judge and
owner of beautiful Berners) of Colorado
about what to name her. She said she
has always wanted to name a singleton
puppy, "Singular Sensation". I said,
"wow...that is neat, but what is the
call name"? She said "Bebe" which was
funny because I was thinking of Bebe
because of Blue and Beo both with
"B's". She explained that she saw the
"Chorus Line" Broadway Show in New York
and it was the most amazing thing she
has seen~! And she said "Bebe" was one
of the main characters and was a neat
character in the production. So that is
how we came up with Bebe's name and she
is a Singular Sensation~! To be the
only puppy and to be so awesome at
that~! She has lived up to her name~!
personality really is spectacular also.
She is so happy and just loves life.
She has a happy look to her always and
loves people and being in the public eye
:) She also has an incredible side
gait movement like her mom and Aunts.
I expect great things from Bebe and so
happy she has come into my life~!
Owner: Carri Jones
2nd place in the stud dog class at Nationals...
Bebe is in the center~!
Bebe's father, "Beo" at the
Sierra West Bernese
Specialty in Pleasanton, California on the 20th of October 2012.
Beo is 4 years old in photo.
"Bebe" winning BOB at
supported entry in Waukesha, WI
over 30 dogs entered under Breeder Judge: Gail Vogel~!
A HUGE Thank You Gail and also to
Jeni West for doing such a fantastic job with Bebe~!
"Bebe" Takes a Group 3 Waukesha, WI 2013 under
Judge: Pat Hastings in a supported entry of
Bernese Mountain Dogs...
Thank you so kindly Pat and also to Jeni
Loving and caring and believing in Bebe as
much as I do~!
Bebe had a great day in Waukesha,
WI July 2013
with 42 Bernese entered she went Best of Breed under
Breeder Judge Gail Vogel~!
And then took a Group 3 under Judge Pat Hastings
in the Working Group~!
Cambridge Minnesota Kennel Club
Bebe takes a Group 2 under JUDGE: Mr. Huston Clark
Anoka County Minnesota Kennel Club
Bebe takes another Group 2 under JUDGE: Mr.
Robert J. Shreve
Anoka County Minnesota Kennel Club
Very exciting day for
Bebe, she competed in the Working Dog Group and
all the other Working dog breeds for a Group
1~! What a dream come true
for this young bitch to just have finished her Championship and now
Groups at only 19/20 months old.
A very special thank
you to JUDGE: Dr John A Reeve-Newson for seeing
Greatness in Bebe and specially for Jeni West for her great mentorship,
friendship, training and handling of Bebe to
take her to the top~!
Minnesota Kennel Club
Wow..another huge win for Bebe...Group 1 win in Working
Division under JUDGE: Mrs Faye Strauss thank you so much
to her for this
super nice win and again to Jeni West for doing such a fantastic
job with Bebe and taking her to the
Lake Minnetonka Kennel Club
finishes her Championship~!
Thank you JUDGE: Mr. Roger R. Hartinger
Fargo-Moorhead Kennel Club
June 1, 2013
JUDGE: Mr Edd Embry Bivin on seeing the greatness in
Bebe went Best of Winners in Fargo and then Best of
and was able to go to the Working Dog Group to
compete for Best In Show.
She pulled off her first group placement in there
with a Group 4~! She hadn't even
finished her Championship and already placing in the
A huge thank you to
Bebe and for her first Group Placement~!
Thank you Jeni West for handling
Bebe and taking her to the top~!
Cyclone Country KC of Ames Inc.
Bebe getting her first two points~! At 15.5
Thank you Jeni West for
doing such a fabulous job with Bebe
and to JUDGE: Ms Victoria M Jordan for
recognizing my special girl~!
Bebe at the National Specialty in
Loveland, CO joining her father
Beo on the left in the stud dog class, Bebe (18
months) middle and her 1/2 sister
Truli (6 months) on the right. This group took 2nd
place in a large
class with many top stud dogs and their offspring~!
Bebe with her father Beo in stud
Bebe at the 2013 National Specialty in Loveland, CO.
She was a few days over 18 months in photo and out of
she moved up into the Open Bitch Class.
One of the toughest classes~!
She made it into the top 5~! I love this special
Bebe at 16 months old at the Back
to Back Specialty in WI 2013.
She had stiff competition and took Reserve Winners Bitch
on Saturday with 25 bitches entered~! So many wonderful
comments on Bebe
from Top handlers and breeders~!
I am so proud of Bebe~!
Bebe at her first show, just a
couple days over 6 months~!
Which just happened to be the Bernese Mountain Dog
Specialty in Gettysburg. The 6-9 month puppy class and 6-9 month
Sweeps class were huge classes and really tough~!
Bebe made the cut in both classes and was down to the final 8 or 10~!
She is the happiest girl, the tail did not stop
The European judge was laughing at her and complimented
her on being so happy :) Bebe will be a great one some
Her movement is to die for~!
enlarge pictures below.
Above Photo Courtesy of Dalmi Sirabo of
Argentina~! Thank you~
Above Photo taken by Chris Stefanac