I cannot believe it is two weeks since Crufts, you wait and plan for something then it comes and goes so quickly! Before we leave Crufts completely, Millie sent me a list of the BOB winners since 2000, noting that they were all dogs. I asked the KC if they could go back further in the hope that it would show Bitch BOB winners. I settled for going back to 1990 (the KC have scanned in all the old catalogues) and that showed 4 bitch BOB winners. It is very interesting as in the last 30 yrs from 1990 – 2019 there have been 22 BOB winners. Two dogs won BOB on three consecutive occasions Ch Olpenden D’Zimba (who is still the dog record holder) and Ch/Am Ch Visions Dino of Trollheimen(Casper ). Ch Tapui Tane also won it 3 times but not consecutively. Ch Reinark Duffy who was D’Zimba’s sire won it twice. The bitch BOB winners were Knytshall Edith in 1998, the previous year it was Dewin Gwenllian, then you have to go back to 1992 with Squirreldene Bjanka taking top honours (she was a previous Breed record holder) and in 1990 it was Cresscombe Inga. The only two Black winners were Edith & in 2016 the dog Ch Svartkonge Av Sturtmoor. Pet Passport was introduced in 2001 and since then three from abroad have been centre stage, Casper who I have mentioned earlier, he originally came from the US to be shown and help the gene pool and ended up staying. NU/CRO Ch Kimur’s Egon in 20008 who came over initially, Millie told me for Crufts, but then came back later to be shown and help the gene pool, Millie showed him at Richmond and won the RCC. In 2011 NUCH Lux Ch Nordv-10BEW-10Kimura’s Jensemann was not only BOB but also Group 4 under Mrs Jo Bispham. The only other dog to have had a group placing in that 30 year period was Duffy in 1995, when he was G2 under Ken Bullock. In those days it was the Working Group as the Group was not split into Working and Pastoral until 1999. There were only 2 Bitches who won the BCC on three occasions, Ch Arnscroft Di Nahs Mite who still holds the Breed Record, although her wins were not consecutive, and Ch Maidodcopper for Koromandel who won from 2016-2018. Ch My Carrey won the BCC twice consecutively. Ch Wolfen Sent of Fullani was the only Wolf Sable BCC winner in 1994.
Across the Irish Sea Brenda Bethell had what she described as a ‘weekend of the stuff dreams are made of, with 3 Green stars 4CACIBs and 2 new titles subject to IKC confirmation’. On the Saturday Brenda and husband Tony took two Buhunds to the Celtic Winners International Champ Show in Dublin. Freddy (Ir Ch Zodiac’s Featuring at Taevas of Minforst) won the Champion Dog class, Green Star Dog & CACIB so he will only need two more for his International Title, as in Eire all 4 CACIBs needed, can be won on home turf. He was also BOB giving him the title of Celtic Winner 19. Ella (Minforst Galadriel) won open bitch, Green Star Bitch her 2nd, the bitch CACIB & RBOB which also gave her the title of Celtic Winner 19, the judge was Mrs Lochs. On the Sunday at the St Patrick’s Day International Ch show also in Dublin where the judge was Mrs Zake, Freddy was RGSD & RCACIB. Ella was GSB, CACIB & RBOB.7 Green Stars are needed to be an Irish Ch and 4 CACIB these can only be won at International Shows (They are the equivalent of the International CC). My Multi Ch Fullani Flekefjord won his first CACIB at the St Patrick’s Day show but because we live in the UK, he had to win his others in other countries which in his case were Holland, Belgium and Germany.
Kerry and Fritz Frost also had a very good weekend on the Saturday their Leggatts Fernando from Frostisen(Zorro)) was BPD and their Leggatts Gimmegimmegimme from Frostisen(Keeva) was BPB, BP and PG4. On the Sunday their Fabrajs Your Obedient Servant Mr Burr (Imp US) was GSD CACIB & BOB he was handled by Addrienne Frost Treadwell and was BPIB at Crufts two weeks ago.RGSB was their Kyons Dronningen Av Frostisen (Imp Can)she was BPB at Crufts. Keeva was again BPB handled by their friend Caro. Zorro was BPD BP & PG4 handled by Fritz. So a busy weekend for a number of Buhunds and their owners. Well done everyone, for really flying the Buhund flag.
I finish with the news that next month Tom Glibbery is running the Paris Marathon and London Marathons, having run his first Marathon in New York just 4 months ago. He is raising funds for the National Autistic Society; if you want to support Tom go to his Face Book page. In between training, Tom with wife Penny enjoyed helping out on the Discover Dogs Booth at Crufts with Indy (Rikarlo Grant).
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