Norwegian Buhund

Breed Notes 16th June 2023 Margaret Deuchar


I was really pleased to hear from Addrienne Frost Treadwell (Frostisen), who has been in touch to tell me how things are working out for Buhunds on the show scene in Eire. She said they have now reached the second quarter for the year. Top Dog and Top male is the newly crowned Ire Ch Fabrajs Your Obedient Servant Mr Burr Ire Jnr Ch, bred by Else Turner and Faye Adox, he is by Kyons Langveis Reisende x Ch Trollheimen’s Pink Tourmaline. He has had a great year so far winning 5 Green Stars and a Group 4 at Fermoy Int Ch show. Runner up dog is Frostisen Yo Samity Sam by Mr Burr x Leggatts Gimmegimmegimme .Top Bitch is Ire Ch Frostisen You Win Again (Skye) who also gained her title this year, and is the same breeding as Sam. Waiting in the wings for top bitch are Ire Jnr Ch Frostisen Zsa Zsa by Ire Ch Leggetts Fernando x Int /Ire Ch Kyons Dronningen av Frostisen (Ma’am) who is  by Nor Ch Kimura’s Uno x Can Ch Kyons Nordic Princess  and then Ma’am herself ,followed by Brenda and Tony Bethell’s homebred Int/Ire Ch Minforst Gladriel by Ir/Int Ch Zodiac’s Featuring Fredrik At Taevas Of Minforst (Imp US) x Ir/Int/Lux Ch Arnscroft Glad Di Ola At Minforst.

Top Breeders are Frostisen followed by Fabrajs (Faye Adox US) joint third Minforst and Kyon (Karin Klouman Canada). Ire Ch Leggatts Fernando From Frostisen bred by Sue Crocker is the first Black Irish Ch, he is by Ir Ch Frostisen Winsome IKC x Knytshall Noor Ul Ain. Eire has been affiliated to the FCI since the Irish KC was formed in 1922. When I started showing in Eire some 30yrs ago you made up an Irish Ch by winning Green Stars on points, which was quite a complicated system as you also had to have Majors, rather like the system in the US, but from January 2007 it was changed to needing seven Green Stars under 7 different judges. The groups were also changed to 10 at all Ch shows to mirror the FCI grouping, it did mean some breeds had to change groups. A Green Star is described as a National Certificate for that breed rather like our CC, but to compete for the Green Star apart from winning its class the dog /bitch must also have been graded excellent. As well as having National All Breed Ch and Open shows, they also have International All Breed Ch shows for all Breeds Recognized by the FCI International Canine Body, where the dog can win a CACIB (Certificate d’Aptitude au Champion International de Beaute).

The CACIB can only be awarded to the winners of the Intermediate, Open and Ch classes who have been graded excellent. Normally to become an International Ch the dog needs 4 CACIBS  in at least 3 different FCI countries under 3 different judges, and there  must be a year and a day apart from the first one to the last one, however because Eire  had quarantine and International travel with dogs was not allowed,  the FCI agreed  a dog could become  an  Int Ch without travelling to another country, this has  continued with agreement with the  FCI and  the Irish Kennel club .

Addrienne said Fernando only needed one more CACIB to be an International Ch so then he would be not only the first Black Irish Ch but also the first black Int Ch. Happily at the next CACIB show on 10th June which was the Celtic Winners show which was part of the rescheduled St Patrick’s Day weekend ,which was postponed at the last minute due to the ground conditions ,he won that all important CACIB. As well as being an Int /Ire Ch he and Zsa can also add CW23 (Celtic Winner) after their names and Skye won her first CACIB. Many congratulations

Once the show season starts there are Ch shows virtually every week, not all with Buhund class  but all have AVNSC as was the case with Southern Counties, then  the following Thursday 8th June it was Pastoral Day at Three Counties with Buhund classes, the show is not an All-Breed show but does rotate its Group Days. Once the dog show was combined with the Agricultural show, but this hasn’t happened for many years, which is a great shame although it often caused traffic problems. Our judge was Mrs D Richards who awards CCs in 5 breeds in the Working Group, she found her BOB in Mary and David Dosson’s Kligenthal Bran Mak Morn (Teddy) by Ch Arnscroft Di Na Mo Farrah Of Koromandel JW SHCM x Ch Koromandel Gild The Lily, he has 3RCCS.

There are of course Open Shows most weekends with a few having Buhunds classes, one show Newmarket & District Canine 2-day Premier show had classes back this year, with Pastoral Day being the first day Saturday 10th. When I first came into the breed Newmarket was a very popular show, as at that time there were several owners living relatively local, and it was held on Newmarket Racecourse. A few years ago, the show moved to the Leisure & Sports Centre in Ely Cambridgeshire. On the schedule it said there would be no wet weather cover but in the end it turned out to be the hottest day of the year so far, so keeping cool was more of a problem than keeping dry, but that is the British summer for you. Our judge was Allyson King who gives CCs in 9 Working and 16 Pastoral breeds, she found her BOB in Sue Crocker’s Leggatts Voulez Vous aka Tissy she is litter sister to Leggatts Fernando. There were also Junior Handling classes with the 1st -3rd qualifying for the JH semifinals to be held at the National Groups shows the judge was Jenny Millard. Bethany Guillod -Rees was 2nd in the 6-11 years old age group handling her parents Draccus Obsidian (Ruby)

Good news Sturtmoor Floki has had a clear eye test he is by Ch Koromandel Best Served Cold At Knytshall x Sturtmoor ‘s Eezee Luvva.

Stay safe everyone.

Margaret Deuchar

Any 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