As usual Buhunds and their owners were out and about over the Bank holiday weekend. The weather could not have been more different from that over Easter, this time it was cold and windy but that did not stop anyone enjoying the weekend. Lisa Strong has kindly sent me details of a charity walk she went on with her two Buhunds, Loki Snowflake and Leggatts Dancing Queen (Eris to her friends).
“On Sunday 5th May I participated in a local charity walk (which takes place the first May Bank Holiday) this year was in aid of the Children’s unit at Addenbrookes hospital in Cambridge. The walk is called the Bartlow Three Counties Walk, as if you do the 13-mile route you come to a post marking where Cambridgeshire, Essex and Suffolk meet. There is a 1-mile nature history walk, a 6-mile, a 9-mile and the 13-mile walk. You can sign up in advance or pay on the day. You select your walk and the organisers give you a map, a badge for how many miles you are doing and a personal ID number. If you have a medical condition they give you a mobile number to contact if you have issues on the walk, and make a note of your condition on your registration form – handy if like me you have a wasp sting allergy and carry an Epipen. I opted for the 6-mile walk as I was on my own with Loki and Eris. They bussed us by coach to the start which the dogs loved (they stared out the window wagging their tails). Once we were at the start it was easy to follow the route as it was very well signposted, so I didn’t need the map. Every 2 miles there was a portaloo, free biscuits (for humans and dogs) plus free water or squash. There were ice cream and food stands if you wanted to buy some food as well. There were a couple of points on the walk where I needed to put the dogs on a lead, as we approached a field of cows and horses, plus we crossed 2 roads but places were marked on the map and I could see well ahead, so I had plenty of time to recall the dogs. The views were great and we also passed a windmill. Once I returned to the registration point at the end of the walk there was a bar and kegs from the local brewery, a bouncy castle, some plant, food and drink stalls plus some bands playing. After grabbing some pizza, I loaded up my tired and happy Bu’s and headed home.” Thanks Lisa sounds a great walk.
Across the Irish Sea also on the Saturday the South Tipperary All Breed Ch Show was held in Eire. The judge was Mrs G Patterson from Ireland, she found her Green Star Dog & BOB in Kerry & Fritz Frost Addrienne Frost -Treadwell and Jacqui Walmsley’s Trelowen Aviator At Frostisen(Maggit),this win gave him his Irish title as he is now over 15months, before this age even if the dog has 7 Green Stars he cannot be an Ir Ch, in the UK the dog cannot be a Ch until it is over a year old even if it has 3CCs. Maggit is by Ch Trelowen Conar Tun x Trelowen Lola. RGSD Brenda & Tony Bethell’s Ir Ch Zodiac’s Featuring Fredrik at Taevas of Minforst (Ir Jun Ch)(IMP US)(CW19) (Freddy) by Am Ch Hundehaven’s Captain Voyger x Am Ch Zodiac’s Gracious Gretchen.GSB.BB Kerry & Fritz Frost & Karin Klouman’s Kyon’s Dronningen Av Frostisen(Imp Can)(Ma’am),she is by Nor Ch Kimura’s Uno x Ch Kyons Nordic Princess. RGSB Brenda and Tony’s Minforst Galadriel (CW19) (Ella) by Freddy x Int/Lux Ch Arnscroft Di Ola. Best Baby Puppy was Sue Sercombe’s 18 week old Trelowen Kristopher by Freddy x Trelowen Glentorran he was shown this weekend by proud Grandma (Brenda). Puppies at FCI shows can be shown at 3 months. In Eire they tend to have Ch shows back to back so on Sunday it was Fermoy International Champ show where the judge was Ms J Mijatovic from Croatia.GSD & CACIB Maggit. RGSD & RCACIB Freddy. GSB&BOB Ma’am RGSB & CACIB Ella who now has enough CACIBs for her Int Title, she cannot claim this at the moment as there had to be at least a year and a day from the first to the last one being won. Best Baby puppy was again. Brenda said it was lovely weekend and as so often in Eire the shows were outside and from the photos the sun was shining.
On Monday Neil Hood took Ch Arnscroft Di Nah Sawr Us Rex ShCM(Dino) and Sturtmoor Eeza Geeza At Buhcafrey, to Marlborough & District Canine Society Open show held at the West Wilts Equestrian Centre,Holt. The judge was Karen Angier and she awarded Dino Best AVNSC & PG2 and BPV and Geeza Res Best AVNSC.
I was reading an article in a dog magazine the other day, where it suggested stress for owners and dogs waiting to see the vet could be helped, if soft music was played and there were separate waiting rooms for cats and dogs. I think the first could be implemented but I doubt many vets have enough space for two waiting rooms.
Full details next week but stop press from Birmingham National. BOB & DCC Sarah Stonton’s Ch Arnscroft In Di Ana Jack shortlisted in the group. BCC Margaret Garvie’s Ch Rhialis Psyche ShCM.BV Jacqui & Michael Cobb & Nancy Kent’s Ch Trelowen Veryan.SB Lisa & Alex Strong’s Leggatts Dancing Queen SBG4. BP My and daughter Debbie’s Rikarlo Gable PG4, the Thursday before he passed his Silver Good Citizen Test.Ch Rhialis Psyche SChC
Margaret Deuchar email@example.com
The views expressed in Margaret’s Breed Notes are hers and hers alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Norwegian Buhund Club of the UK