I liked History at school and was reasonably good at it, I would never make a historian, but I still find it interesting and am often amazed at the history, as to how Ch shows started. Until the early 19th century Bournemouth did not exist, the area was just grazed by cattle. In 1810 Mr and Mrs Tregonwell visited the beach; his wife fell in love with the area and persuaded her husband to build a house there, on eight and a half acres of land, he also built cottages for his butler and gardener. They are now considered to be the first inhabitants of Bournemouth, which by 1840 had become a village. In that year the stagecoach which travelled from Southampton to Weymouth also started to stop there, and a guide book for the area was published. The Bournemouth Canine Association was formed in 1911 holding its first show the same year, the first Ch show was held on 1st June 1927 on a very cold day for the time of the year, in Meyrick Park.
The show now runs over 3 days and this year scheduled Buhunds for the second time. It is held at Pikes Farm Organford, Nr Poole. I have only been to the show once as it has always clashed with the KC agility Festival, on that occasion I showed an Elkhound and a Papillion. Pastoral Day was Monday and our judge was Val Dyer who is on our judges list. We were second in the ring after 17 Hungarian Pulis. Val found her BOB BB and BV in Jacqui &Michael Cobb and Nancy Kent’s Ch Trelowen Veryan to Knytshall RL1Ex, she is by Ch Knytshall Ferdig x Int/Ir Ch Trelowen Yn Tek to Benzara and has 7CCs & 5 RCCs. RBB & BP Kerry & Fritz Frost,Addrienne Frost Treadwell & Jacqui Walmsley’s Trelowen Amelia At Frostisen by Ch Trelown Conar Tun x Trelown Lola this was her second BP award .BD Jacqui Walmslet Blakk ExtacyVan Koekie’s Ranch (Imp Ned) by Ned Ch Med Hjartas Assar x Ned Ch Yrsa-Jitze Fra Den Norske Garden. He has a RCC.
Buhunds belong to Group 5 at FCI shows which is for Spitz and Primitive Breeds, which makes for a very large group.
The Buhund judge at the World show held in Amsterdam last weekend was Croeser Martin from South Africa. The Kimura Kennel of Kathrine and Terge Lindstrom from Norway dominated the placings. BOB CAC CACIB was Nor/Swe/Dk Ch Kimura Peer Gynt. BOS CAC CACIB Kimura Borghild. RCACIB Ritva Lindstrom’s Ch Honningrosas Josta Hjerteknuser from Sweden. RCAC & BV Gro Floysvik’s Kimura Hedda RCAC & Best Junior Gro’s Kimura Draupne. It was nice to see Minforst Bereg owned by Celia Houvet from France and bred by Brenda and Tony Bethell in the open class. Sadly there were no representatives from the UK but I do have to mention the UK connection with BOB Kimura Peer Gynt, he is the grandson of Kristy Irvine’s home bred Ch/Nor/ Swe Ch Tapui Tane who was BOB at Crufts on 3 occasions and had 23CCs. Kirsty now has Peer Gynt’s daughter Kimura’s Vera (Betty) who was BP at Crufts in 2016 and has a RCC, due to Kristy’s family commitments she has been very lightly shown. Betty’s litter brother Kimura’s Viking went to Australia and is now an Australian Ch. I am sure most of you know that a CAC is the CC of the country the show is held in and the CACIB is the International CC. Four CACIB’s under at least 3 different countries & judges with at least a year and a day apart from the first to last CACIB and the dog becomes an International CH.
Our Dogs has printed a list of the current leaders in the ‘Top Dog Awards 2018’ up to 3rd August, Anne Smith’s Ch Arnscroft Never Say Di tops the Buhunds.
I finish on a very sad note, Yvonne King has had to say goodbye to her Ch Trelown Heligan ShCM, Sami to his friends. He was litter brother to Trelowen Veryan who you will see above was BOB at Bournemouth, both born on 22nd May 2009 so far too young for him to go over the Rainbow Bridge. He was BOB at Crufts in 2012 but was relatively lightly shown at Ch shows as living in Black Torrington in Devon; Yvonne did not always find it easy to travel far and wide. Sami however had a very successful open show career in the West Country and certainly flew the flag for the breed.
Margaret Deuchar email@example.com
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