Our judge for National Working & Pastoral Breeds Ch show was Morwenna Wallbank who in the 80’s had the successful kennel of Dewin Buhunds. Wenna wrote the breed notes for Dog World for many years, when she decided to give them up she asked me if I would like to take them over, then when Dog World shut down I was asked by members to continue writing them.
There was not a large entry but a quality one, every dog had a least a RCC. This is the third consecutive show where it was ‘a day to remember’ for one or two exhibitors. Here it was Lesley & Liz Butterworth’s day whose Koromandel Gild the Lily (Hildy) by Am/Can Gr Ch Kynon’s Bold Norseman x Ch MaidofCopper for Kormandel JW(Piika) (Imp Fin), won her first BCC & with BOB. Liz could not be there as she was at a friend’s wedding, but I know her mother told her all about the day. At E of E the week before Hildy had taken her second RBCC. Her dam Jenny Shorer-Wheeler &Lorraine Bolton’s Piika by Nor Ch Gnipagrottensqu x Swe/Fin Ch Cipacan Mila Magia was RBCC her 8th she also has 8 BCCs. Anne Smith’s Ch Arnscroft Never Say Di won his 5th DCC to add to his 2 RDCCS, he is by Ch /Am Ch Visions Dino of Trollheimen(Imp USA) x Arnscroft Di Sing On Ice. It was quite a family affair as the RDCC was Jacqui & Michael Cobb & Nancy Kent’s Koromandel Best Served Cold At Knytshall who is Hildy’s litter brother, so also a Piika son and he has 2DCCs.BV was Jacqui,Nancy & Michael’s Ch Trelowen Veryan To Knytshall by Ch Knytshall Ferdig x Ch/Int /Ir Ch Trelowen Yn Tek to Benzara, no green card for her today but she has 7BCCs & 5RBCCs. A couple of years ago the Junior Handling Semi Finals were moved from Richmond to the Group Breed shows. Here the judge was Josh Henderson who awarded Ruby Lee Vaines second in the 6-11yrs class, she handled Ch Arnscroft Di Na Mo Farrah JW ShCM.
It was a very hot day but everyone was able to set up under the trees, which stayed as cool as it could be all day. Pat Williams a great supporter of the breed was there as usual when the show is in town, to watch and join in the picnic. Next year we will also be holding our club open show at the same time. Much further south the Kingstone Canine Society held their open show at the South of England showground Ardingly. Sophie Wildig awarded BOB to Neil Hood and Julian Collins Ch Arnscroft Di Nah Sawr US Rex ShCM, Sally Duffin then awarded him G3, so keeping the Buhund flag flying.
Below is a report from Buhund club member Maddy Norman which she has entitled a ‘A different kind of dog show’. “I am a coach with the RDA (Riding for the Disabled Association) at Cobbes Meadow RDA Riding School near Canterbury in Kent. We ride disabled children and adults Monday to Friday and some Saturdays and on Friday’s disabled adults drive horse drawn carriages. We are all volunteers and received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. We receive no state aid and have to raise all necessary funds to operate. In the Summer I organise a fun dog show at the Riding School, where there is the choice of the indoor school if it is wet. There are 8 fun classes with judging starting at noon and fun agility. This year it was difficult to find a date for the show, and when I was arranging it I did not know that England would be playing a match in the World Cup on June 24th.When we found out we feared that there would be no entries at all! there were very few at first but then as 12 noon approached so did the owners with their dogs. We had an entry of 42 dogs with many entering 2, 3 or even more classes. Our judge was Buhund owner Sue Sylvester and I assisted her as steward. A company in Canterbury, City Awards provided free of charge, very attractive medals for the first three places, there were also rosettes and bags of treats for the dogs. One Buhund was entered called Lemma (Di Lemma). Unfortunately, her owners have not so far been persuaded to show her, which is a pity as she looks very nice and won her class. Sue is also an agility trainer and kindly provided an agility course which proved to be very popular with rosettes for clear rounds or nearly clear rounds.”
Thanks, Maddy I hope you raised a lot of money for such a worthy cause.
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