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Matthias Vom Dürrbächler Wald at Waldershelf (imp NLD)

After following Marieke’s kennel (vom Dürrbächler Wald) in Holland for several years, Jeannette and Emily went to visit a litter in April 2017 and choose a special girl (Mädell) to come and live with us in the UK as a potential new breeding line. Whilst there they fell in love with a male puppy called Matthias (now Matt) who they also selected to come to join us.

Matt is a gentle giant, so calm, steady and loving. His world revolves around his family and he is incredibly loyal. He is always happy and very rarely naughty unlike his sister who often leads him astray. Matt has a big heart and just wants cuddles all of the time.

Matt has had a superb start to his show career winning many awards. Some notable achievements include: Best Minor Puppy in show at the BMDC of GB Championship Show, Reserve Best Puppy in Show at the BMDC of GB Championship Show, Best Puppy in Breed at South Wales Kennel Association, Best Puppy In Breed at Midland Counties, Best Puppy at the NBMDC Superleague 2017 competition, graded Very Promising at the World Dog Show 2017, Crufts Qualified for life, Junior Warrant.

Judges Critiques for Matt


Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Great Britian Open Show, Judge Graham Hill 

Best Junior Dog 

1st Green’s Matthias Vom Durrbachler Wald At Waldershelf (Imp NED) a 12-month-old powerful looking male who is well boned and has pleasing substance of body. He has a head shape with the proportions and expression that I liked. Dark correctly shaped eyes which I preferred to 2nd. He is true in front and has good width across the chest. Well bodied with broad strong loins. He is of moderate construction and has nothing in exaggeration. One that has great promise and a basis for sound development with maturity.


Mansfield and District Open Show, Judge Leena Pawlyszyn (Matera)

Reserve Best of Breed

1 Green’s Matthias Vom Durrbachler Wald at Waldershelf, D, just 12 months of good size and calm disposition. Super head with a beautiful yet masculine melting expression, deep dark almond shaped eyes, correct ear set and used at all times. Chest developing well, strong bone throughout, well-held strong level topline on the stand and when moving. Good lay of shoulder, just a tad short in upper arm but stands on excellent straight front, good turn of stifle and tight cat like feet. Moved with good drive, very collected despite his young age and sound profile. A bright future ahead. RBOB.


Rochdale and District Canine Society Open Show, Judge Julie Ann-Wright (Roesilbern)

Best of Breed

1 Greens Matthias Vom Durrbachler Wald At Waldershelf (IMP NLD). Really loved the overall picture that this 1 year old boy produced today, totally balanced all through which won him top honours, correctly assembled with good body ratios, strong in skull with dark almond eye, correct bite, strong straight muzzle, muscular neck of good length, good depth of chest, deep brisket, well ribbed, straight front legs on neat feet, moderate bone, well angulated throughout enabling him to move freely and hold a straight topine on the move, strong loin, good turn of stifle, hocks well let down, tail of good length carried well, super mover, nicely marked, maturing nicely, handled well. Best Of Breed.


Northern Bernese Mountain Dog Club Open Show, Judge Sheree Dickson (Bernavia)

Best Puppy In Show

1st Green’s Matthias Vom Durrbachler Wald At Waldershelf (Imp Nld). 7 months, head developing nicely, good facial markings with a lovely rich tan, dark eyes, correct bite. Nice straight front legs, compact feet.  Good bone throughout. Good front and rear angulation. Very nice body with a nice rounded rump.  In very good coat for age.  Very happy puppy. Lovely flowing movement holding his topline, well handled. Best Puppy in Show, Best Puppy Dog.


South Wales Kennel Association Championship Show, Judge Margret Wildman (Wildax)

Best Puppy In Breed

1st  Green’s Matthias Vom Durrbachler Wald At Waldershelf (Imp Nld).  Raw baby of 6 months with nice head, dark expressive eyes, good mouth with correct dentition, high set ears and straight muzzle. He had a nice length of neck that was set into well laid back shoulders, straight front legs and round compact feet. His body was shapely with deep brisket, good rib cage; pleasing rear quarters and he handled well and moved nicely. I was pleased to award him Best Puppy.


Driffield Championship Show , Judge Lianne Marsden (Trudaleaze)

Best Puppy in Breed

1st Green’s Matthias Vom Durrbachler Wald at Waldershelf (imp Nld). 6 months old but very together in himself and very confident.  Classically marked boy. Strong head developing  well with a good stop and correct bite.  Lovely reach of neck and has a lovely overall profile. Nicely rounded rump with a well set tail. His hindquarters are beautifully angulated and strong. He moved around the muddy ring with drive and ease, keeping his topline level and pure. He has lovely bone and is just what you would wish for in a baby of this age, adored him. Best Puppy Dog and Best Puppy In Breed.


Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Great Britain Championship Show, Judge Carole Hartley-Mair (Meadowpark)

Best Puppy Dog,  Reserve Best Puppy in Show and Best Minor Puppy in Show.

1st Green’s Matthias Vom Durrbachler Wald at Waldershelf (Imp Nld). Upstanding puppy dog just 6 months old at his first show. Good size and length of leg with correct balanced proportions. Well-marked, with nice dark tan. Head well-developed with enough stop and strong muzzle. Correct bite. Dark almond-shaped eye and gentle expression. Enough neck, adequate shoulder placement with a lovely straight front. Good bone and tight cat-like feet. Level topline and firm body for his age with correct croup and tail-set leading to balanced angles in the rear. Moved true both coming and going using his hindquarters to advantage. Quality puppy. Pleased to award Best Puppy Dog, Reserve Best Puppy in Show and Best Minor Puppy in Show.


Born: 22nd March 2017
Height: cm
Weight: 61kg


Hips: 9 (3/6)
Elbows: 0:0
DM Exon 1: Clear
DM Exon 2: Clear
Von Willibrands: Clear
SH Test: B Neutral
Liver Shunt: Free
Character Assessment: Excellent


Sire: Maxima's Kingdom Majestic Dream
Dam: Dutch Champion Devael That'll do Sue VDW

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