Norwegian Buhund

Breed Notes 10th January 2020 Margaret Deuchar


Congratulations to Margaret Garvie with Ch Rhialis Phyche ShCM  and Sarah Stonton with Ch Arnscroft In Di Ana Jack RL1EX, who have been confirmed as Joint Top Dogs in the Breed for 2019 as announced in ‘Our Dogs’. Phyche is home bred by Margaret and is by Ch /Am Ch Visions Dino of Trollheimen(Imp USA)x Ch Ailort Just Jinks. Jack is by Ch Arnscroft Di To Be A Sailor x Ch Arnscroft Di Or Comply and is bred by Di Stirling. Lovely to have a dog and a bitch sharing the top spot. My and daughter Debbie’s Rikarlo Gable has been confirmed as Top Puppy, he is by Ch Koromandel Best Served Cold At Knytshall x Kimura Vera with Tapui (Imp Nor) and was bred by Lorraine  Bolton. Top Breeder is Di Stirling’s Arnscroft Kennel, she bred Jack and Maddy Norman and Gail Hussey’s Ch Arnscroft Delilah At Veekay who also won 2 CCs  in 2019 and Jenny & Isaac Shorer-Wheeler and Kirsty Irvines’s  Ch Arnscroft Di Na Mo Farrah JW ShCM who also won a CC last year.

My end of year notes had to be in early, so that the good people at Our Dogs could have a well deserved holiday, so before we leave 2019 a couple of show reports:-On 27th December Millie Lambert took her Sturtmoor’s Free n Eezee(Sheira) to Stourbridge & District CS show. In the past the show had Buhunds classes but these were stopped some years ago due lack of entries. This did not stop Sheira continue her winning ways, under Mike Gilchrist she was Best AVNSC puppy & PG2 and was then  3rd in a large AV Puppy Bitch stakes.

The next day much further north Bev Hall took her Ailort Just The Ticket (Jay)to a FIT Dog Rally competition at the Thompson House  Equestrian Centre, Wigan where he was 4th in Level 5, he now only needs one more level 5 qualification for his level 5 title.

Much further away across the Irish Sea at Dublin Ds Centenary Int All Breed Ch show, under judge Ms Hamill  Kerry and Frizt Frost, Addreinne Frost-Treadwell and Jacqui Walmsley’s Leggetts Fernando from Frostisen gained his Irish Junior  Champion title, this was however a rather bitter sweet win as his sire  Frostisen  Winsome died the night before, he was born on 2nd May  2005.Their  Ir Ch Trelowen  Aviator (AV1)JNR Ir Ch was BOB and shortlisted in a very large FCI group 5. Bitch Green Star was Brenda & Tony Bethell’s home bred Ir Ch Minforst Galadriel CW19 An Ch 19, this win confirmed her as the Top Buhund in Ireland for 2019.Top Breeder in Ireland is the Trelowen  Kennel of  Sue Sercombe.Congratulations to all.

As I said in the previous notes, I am planning to write about breeders affixes and how breeders became interested in showing, but in no particular name order.

This week quite coincidentally it is Margaret Garvie, she writes:-‘We had our first dog when we got married-a Shetland sheepdog. A few years later after three children we also had a toy poodle, both dogs were just pets. We were living in Cheshire and when we returned to Scotland, a young friend who was working for the SSPCA asked if we could take on a rescue an Afghan Hound, who would otherwise be put down. We had Abraham and I nursed him through Chronic Kidney problems. When we lost him, another friend suggested we have a show puppy. We added Zardi to our brood and eventually two more Afghan Hounds. Having caught the show bug, I showed them all. They did not have tremendous success in the ring but it was good fun. When the last of our Afghans passed we had a period of no dogs, because of work commitment. We then had a German Shepherd (Sheba) who proved very difficult to train and was over protective of me. This led me into the orbit of Debbie  Fleming who had trained police dogs. We lost Sheba at fifteen months because of an underlying pancreatic condition. This was devastating for us as she was so young. A year later Debbie asked if we would like to see her Groenendaeles and we loved them. So when Debbie’s next litter came along, we chose our beloved Kizzie who loved showing. We showed her from 6 months old until at least 11/12yrs,she took many veteran accolades and we had the joy of showing  her in the ring for many years. Sometime later we visited Debbie and this tiny blonde bundle climbed up my legs, right up my body to kiss me on the face! That was Roxy-the Buhund, that was it! We adored her and as we wanted a second dog, that was our first choice. Unfortunately there we no puppies around at the time and as time passed we opted for a Border Collie called Tara. Sadly at that exact time the late Elisabeth Coloepy offered us a Buhund, but we had already committed to have Tara. A few years latter Debbie  was breeding another litter from Roxy and we were ready for another dog. Jinks was the pup of choice and as you know has given us a great deal of fun, I retired  when Jinks  was about one and a half .We continued to  show our Groenendael and Jinks but not Tara as she hated showing. After a couple of years Debbie collaborated with the late Brenda Soloman in the USA to bring Casper over to the UK. Debbie and I discussed Jinks having a litter by Casper and Harry and I decided to go ahead. The next decision was to get an affix and we decided to combine the names of our first two grandchildren. They are Rhian and Lewis so ‘Rhialis’ was born! (Perhaps with the sneaky hope that one of them would want to carry on one day) Mated to Debbie’s Casper, Jinks has given us two litters of beautiful puppies and a wonderful time in the show ring with the ones we kept’. Ch Rhialis Apollo is Phyche’s litter brother and Ch Rhialis Lucina her younger sister’. Thank you Margaret that was very interesting. In 2016 Margaret was top breeder with Jinks being Top Brood Bitch, and Phyche sharing  the top dog spot with Jenny Shorer’s Ch Maidofcopper For Koromandel JW (Imp Fin) (Pikka).

Late news just in from Robert Greaves, we will have Buhund classes back at Midland Counties this year.

Margaret Deuchar

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.