Pastoral day at Bath Ch show was Tuesday 3rd of August having been moved from its original date because of covid restrictions. It is one of the new All-Breed Ch shows that gives CCs to all the breeds that have them. Originally it was for a trial period of 3years from 2019, but then came covid so we will wait and see what happens. The show started at 9am, so some stayed in the caravan park, some in hotels but we left at silly o’clock especially as it was a weekday. Our judge was the well know working and pastoral group specialist and breeder of Newfoundlands Hedd Richards. He was giving CCs in the breed for the first time. It is great to have new CC judges, as with a numerically small breed that you can show until well into double figures, you really do need a good gap between appointments, otherwise judges are seeing the same dogs all the time. BOB & Dog CC his 9th as at Leeds was Nancy Kent, Jacqui& Michael Cobb’s Ch Koromandel Best Served Cold at Knytshall (Jamie) by Am/Can/Uk Ch Kyon’s Bold Norseman x Ch Maidofcopper for Kormandel JW (Imp Fin) (Pikka) he also has 11 RCCS, he was handled as usual by his breeder Jenny Shorer- Wheeler. RDCC his 4th my and daughter Debbie’s Ch Rikarlo Gable JW L1ex (Time) he is by Jamie x Kimura’s Vera With Tapui (Imp Nor) (Betty). BCC her 2nd this year after only 3CC shows Millie Lambert’s Sturtmoor’s Free’n Eezee (Sheira) by Jamie x Stutmoor’s Eezee Luvva. She also has a RCC which she won at Crufts 2020 where she was also BP. RBCC her 5th Maddy Norman’s Ch Arnscroft Delilah At Veekay(Lottie) by Ch Arnscroft Di To Be A Sailor x Ch Arnscroft Di or Comply she also has 4CCs.BP Kirsty & Alex Irvine & Callum Gillies Tapui Let’s Blaze by Jamie x Betty he has a RCC won at Leeds.BV Neil Hood’s Arnscroft Di Nah Sawr Us Rex (Dino) (ShCM)(VW) he has 8CCs and 6RCCs and is 11yrs old, he has been and still is a fantastic show dog, highlighted by the fact that he was shortlisted in the veteran group under Dr RW James, he is by Ch/Ir Ch Arncroft Kimura x Ch/Ir Ch Arnscroft Di -Nahs -Mite. Special beginners Marie Corin’s Kligenthal Almuric(Bergen) by Ch Arnscroft Di Na Mo Farrah of Koromandel x Koromandel Gild The Lily who is Jamie’s litter sister. It was lovely to have a representative of the breed in every group again.
It was a good day at the office for Maddy and Lottie because as well has winning her 5th RBCC she was also 4th in the Champion stakes under Mr R Allen.
In 2019 we had our club open show at NW&PBs, it was alright but could have worked better as there was another breed in the ring first, which was not ideal. This year we were going to have it at WELKS which does not have CCs now, but we thought it would help boost their numbers as well as ours, in the end WELKS was cancelled, so we decided to partner with Bath, which really worked well. They gave us a ring for the day which was great, it was at the end of one of the two marquees and had a good space between the ring and the end of the marquee, where exhibitors and their family could sit with their dogs and watch. The show did allow gazebos which were in very organised rows but I think only one of our exhibitors used theirs, as they had other dogs with them. The show also provided a couple of extra tables one for the club shop and the other for the club rosettes, trophies and the generous prizes donated by the judge and the towels donated by Jenny for the principal winners, all of which had the club badge on them, there was also a small box of goodies for every prize-winner with the place rosette, a toy for the dog and some sweeties for the handler, so the whole table looked very impressive and colourful.
Our judge was Paul Conway (Sparwood), he has been involved in dogs most of his life and was a very successful junior handler. He has shown Swedish Vallhunds Affenpinschers and Whippets and has a wide interest in a number of breeds. BIS & BD Time, younger brother Blaze was RBD & BPIS. Dino was BVD & BVIS. Sheira was BB &RBBIS. Jenny Shorer -Wheller’s Ch Maidofcopper for Kormandel JW (Imp Fin) (Pikka) was RBB she is by Gnipagrottens QU x Multi Ch Cipacan Mila Magia and has 8CCs & 11RCCs.VB &RBVBIS Neil Hood’s Trelowen Dark’N’Stormy (Storm) she is by Ch/Am Ch Visions Dino of Trollheimen x Tokyn Ebony and has a RCC. Special Veteran Bitch & Special Working Bitch Jacqui & Michael Cobb & Nancy Kent’s Ch Trelowen Veryan At Knytshall RL1 by Ch Knytshall Ferdig x Ch/Int Ch Trelowen YnTekto Benzara, she is 12yrs old and has 7CCs and 9RCCS.
Being a club show there are Best of Rosettes and Trophies for every class scheduled, which is lovely especially for those attending their first club show. I was thrilled when looking at the trophy Time won for BIS to see that my first Buhund Ch/Ir Ch Wolfen Just In Time won it in 2000, he is Time’s GGGG Grandfather and gives Time his pet name.
Best Junior & Best Post Graduate Bergen. Best Novice Mary Dosson’s Kligenthal Bran Mc Morn (Teddy)he is Bergen’s litter brother. Best Limit Time. Best Open Jamie. Best Veteran Storm. Best Special Vintage Veteran Dino. Best Special Working Time. Best Black Sue Crocker’s Knytshall Noor Ul Lain (Noor) who has a RCC and was top puppy in breed in 2016.Best Brace Sue Crocker’s Noor and her daughter Leggatts Voulez Vous by Ir Ch Frostisen Winsome she also has a RCC won as a puppy, both mother and daughter won their RCCs at NW&PBs, a lucky show for them. Best Breeders Sheira. Special Not Bred by Exhibitor Lottie. Progeny Group Jamie, with his progeny Time, Sheira and Blaze.
At the end of the show the judge commented that although we are a numerically small breed there was such quality in the exhibits. There was also a judge being mentored and she commented on what a lovely atmosphere there was around the ring as did the Old English Sheepdog judge, who was judging across the gangway so lovely comments and so nice to hear.
It was really lovely that James Stewart came down from London to see us, having recently lost Sasha it was great to be able to talk to him about her and the memories we have of her.
I end with the good news that Anne Smith’s Ch Arnscroft Never Say Di has had a clear eye test.
Margaret Deuchar firstname.lastname@example.org
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.