Norwegian Buhund

Breed Notes 16th September 2022 Margaret Deuchar


So much has changed since I last wrote these notes. We have lost our beloved Queen Elisabeth, so many things have been written and said about her and her service to this country, and of course her love of dogs and horses, that I could not add anything, other than to say ‘Thank You For Your Devotion To Duty And Service To Our Country For The Past 70yrs’. I think it was a shock when we heard the news having seen her only two days earlier greeting our new Prime Minister, and I still find it hard to believe. I am older enough to remember Princess Elizabeth becoming Queen Elizabeth II, my father had bought a TV which had a very small screen so we and the neighbours could watch the coronation, of course it was all in black and white. RIP your Majesty together again your devoted husband Prince Philip.

You will know that I like to write about anything Buhunds do with their owners, and that Buhund owners do.

I was therefore very pleased to receive details of a charity dog show run by Maddy Norman, she wrote: –

‘I recently spent a lovely day at Horley Open Show listening to Neil Hood expertly stewarding people around the showground over the tannoy system. This weekend it was my turn at my Riding for the Disabled Group’s Fun Dog Show. However, I did not have a tannoy system just a handheld loud hailer. Also, I was not only the steward but the organiser as well. I thought I had made the ring big enough and it was, but only just. I was amazed that 53 dogs turned up to be judged and the most in the ring at anyone were 25, for my last class:  The ‘Dog The Judge Would Most Like To Take Home’. One has to bear in mind that most of these handlers do not go into a show ring, and a number of Junior Handlers were holding onto Mummy’s hand as well as the dog. Also, some of the dogs that were entered for the Waggiest Tail Class got stage fright and stopped wagging their tails as soon as they entered the ring! Fortunately, my judge was Sue Silvester, the daughter of our late Buhund club members Anne and Lionel Jacques, who in her time has seen a number of shows. We were lucky enough to have an indoor as well as an outdoor arena, and were able to run a fun agility course indoors. On several occasions, I walked past the agility course only to see the bottom and tail of a dog sticking out of one end of a tunnel, and the owner’s bottom sticking out of the other, trying to get the dog to come out!!The weather was kind to us; not too hot, and a good time was had by all. A successful day all round. We made some for our RDA Group, put smiles on faces, many people went home with rosettes and prizes and I went home to a large Gin and Tonic!’ Thanks, Maddy well done.

Loseley Park Surrey hosts Richmond Ch show, Pastoral Day was the Saturday, it was a dry day with none of the heavy rain showers of the previous days. We had the popular in out rings and our benches were just behind our ring. Our judge was Karen Kennedy (Peakdreams Joam), she gives CCs in Swedish Vallhunds, Hungarian Pulis and PMDs and was giving CCs in Buhunds for the first time. It was another great day for the Koromandel kennel of Jenny Shorer -Wheeler. Karen found her DCC& BOB in Nancy Kent and Jacqueline and Michael Cobb’s Ch Koromandel Best Served Cold at Knytshall (Jamie)winning his 20th CC he also has 13RCCS, he was handled as usual by his breeder Jenny and is by Multi Ch Kyon’s Bold Norseman x Ch Maidofcopper For Koromandel. RDCC his second was Jenny’s newly crowned home bred Ch Koromandel Tusen Takk (ai)he is by Multi Ch Trollheimen JR Made for Cascillius x Sturtmoor’s Ffacination with Koromandel. It was so great that for the first time since last year we had a Special Beginners Dog, Alex Cunningham’s Draccus Azurite(Odin) who is by Ch Rikarlo Gable JWL4ex x Leggatts Dancing Queen At Draccus. Odin was also Best SB In Breed. BCC & BV was Jamie’s dam Ch Maidofcopper For Koromandel JW (Imp Fin) this was her 14th CC she also has 12RCCS and is by Nor Ch Gnipagrottans Qu xFin/Nor Ch Cipacan Milla Magia. RBCC her 2nd was Lisa and Alex Strong’s Leggatts Dancing Queen At Draccus(Eris), she also has 2CCs and is  by Frostisen  Winsome (IKC)x Knytshall Noor Ul Ain. It was great to have 3 lovely bitch puppies present, the final nod for BPIB going to Kirsty Irvine’s Blackcombe Bodil at Tapui (Imp AUS), she was later 3rd in the puppy group under Kevin Young, she is by Kyon’s Urban Legend x No UCH Ch CIB Rennedal’s Brynhild Skjoldmoy, and was handled by Michael Patrick. Great also to have a Special Beginners Bitch, Dr Johana and Nicolas’s Guillod Draccus Obsidian (Ruby) litter sister to Odin.

So, we had a representative in every Group which is always lovely, but it did not end there as Bethany Guillod was third in the Junior Handling Association 6-11yr olds with Ruby and brother Sammy was 3rd in the YKC Pastoral Members Stakes also with Ruby. A fantastic show and lovely to have new exhibitors.

The next day it was a change of activity for Sarah Stonton and Ch Arnscroft In Di Ana Jack RL1ex L2ex, they went to Thurleigh in Bedfordshire where they were 2nd in a Level 3 Scentwork UK trial, congratulations.

Stay safe everyone,

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