Norwegian Buhund

Breed Notes 11th August Margaret Deuchar


Last weekend Paignton Ch show was held at Westpoint, Clyst St Mary Exeter. It is a four day show and I think I am right in saying the only one that includes Monday, which was Pastoral day and Tuesday. It also hosts Obedience, Agility a Companion Dog show and Rally. Our judge was the well known breeder of the Elbereth Finnish Lapphunds,Toni Jackson who gives CCs in 5 pastoral breeds and 3 in other groups. It was a very hot day but the breed was in the hall which was lovely and cool. The BOB & BD was the same as at Leeds, Jenny & Issac Shorer-Wheeler & Kirsty Gillies Ch Arnscroft Di Na Mo Farrah JW ShCM by Ch /Am Ch Visions Dino of Trollheimen(Imp USA) x Arnscroft Di Sing On Ice. He has 11CCS & 8RCCs.He was again handled by his young co owner Issac.RBD this week was Celia Vines evergreen Ch Ailort Highlander at Parvodene JW Sh.CM by Ch Olpenden Malachy at Parvodene x Ch Fullani Farek. He has 14 CCs &17 RCCs and is a previous Buhund of the year. As at Leeds Jenny again did the double BB going to her Ch MaidofCopper for Kormandel  JW(Imp Fin)(Piika)by Nor Ch Gnipagrottensqu x Swe/Fin Ch Cipacan Mila Magia, she has 8CCs & 8RCCs.RBB was Millie Lambert’s Sturtmoor Eezee Luvva by Mo x Ch Bernegarden’s Reve Enka Av Sturtmoor (Imp Nor) she has 2RCCs and was Top puppy last year.

Jenny told me she thinks this was Mo’s 20th Ch show BOB and his 4th handled by Isaac. Of the groups they have done together, they have been shortlisted twice as he was here under Kevin Young. She also think Mo’s  overall record is that he has been shortlisted in about  50% of the Groups he has been in. Jenny camped at the show, she said ‘camping with dogs and two young children in hot weather is hard, but she would do it again if next year the committee could arrange for it to be 10 degrees cooler’!  It was a good trip for Jenny as Mo & Isaac were also 2nd in the Good Citizen stakes under Ken Sinclair, who also judged the Ch stakes in which Piika was 4th.

I am spending my summer holiday as I do every year, in the grounds of Rockingham Castle. To explain, back in 2003 the KC International Agility was started at the E of E show ground, held over 2 days with 6 rings. It quickly outgrew the venue and moved to the grounds of Kelmarsh Hall. Then in 2012 after a wet spring and a big event held there badly damaged the ground, the Festival was moved very much at the last minute to the grounds of Rockingham Castle, where it has stayed there ever since. It now runs over 4 days and has 17rings and has a Championship for all three heights of dogs, small, medium and large. It also takes four of us two and half days to sort all the rosettes and trophies out into class order. We then spend the next 4 days handing them out to the winners, such is the number of dogs entered that some classes, places can go down to 30, ten per cent of the entry. When it started everything was done on paper sometimes taking a long time to work out the winners. This year for the first time it is all going to be done electronically. A programme has been written with the results going straight to the competitors phone or tablet, they will then know at the end of the class whether they have been placed. The system has been tried at other shows but not quite as big as this one, so fingers crossed it will go without a hitch. It will save a lot of man power in working out results and typing them up, but as with everything new not everyone is a fan.

This coming weekend is the World show in Amsterdam, Buhunds are on the Sunday, with if I have worked it out correctly 18 entries. There is live streaming but I expect that is for the main ring. The last time the World show was held in Amsterdam, it was the first time we had taken the dogs abroad. We had a great time, we took two Buhunds Ch Fullani Flekkefjord who was DCAC & DCACIB and Ch Wolfen Just in Time who had a G3 in the G5 veteran Group with place on the podium, the Elkhound Ravenstone Bersin Krisen was RDCAC & RDCACIB, also coming along of the trip was Debbie’s pap who did agility. This was the first of our many trips abroad which eventually led to Flekke being the first Buhund born and living in the UK to be an International Ch.

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