The World show was held this year in Leipzig Germany, after it was moved from Ecuador South America. The KC of Ecuador told the FCI last year that is was no longer able to stage the event, following the devastating earthquakes in April which killed over 500 with many more injured. Originally the show was to be held from 6th to 10th July 17, then the Ukrainian KC pointed out that they were holding the European Dog show in Kiev on 24th -27th August 17. The FCI therefore decided to move the dates to 9th to 12th November, which proved to be very popular with over 31,000 dogs from 73 nations entering. Sadly there were only two Buhund exhibitors Ritva Lindstrlm from Sweden whose Honningrosas Josta Hjerteknuser was BOB CAC & CACIB Dog and her Gnipagrottans Eskil Frekeson was BV.BOS CAC & CACIB Bitch was Kimura’s Var owned by Carmen Eichenseher from Germany. Although there were no UK Buhunds entered we have to congratulate Buhund club member Sophie Wildig, who co owns Neil Hood & Paul Glahom’s Sturtmoor Eeza Geeza At Buhcafrey, she was placed in the top 10 in the World Junior Handling competition ,a fantastic result very well done Sophie. I am sure you will remember that she was UK Junior handler of the Year in 2016.
When Debbie and I heard the show had been moved to Germany, Debbie and I planned to go. In preparation we went to the Eurodogshow Kortrick Belgium. Deb’s PSD puppy was BPIB and our Ch/Bel Ch Tonylynn’s Charles Lafitte (Fizz) was G3 in G5 for Spitz and Primitive Breeds, in spite of being nine and half at the time. We therefore thought it was worth going but it was not to be, as so often in life things did not go according to plan. The last time the World show was held in Germany it was in Dortmund in 2003 and we did go and had a wonderful time, probably helped by the fact Fizz’s Great Grandfather Ch Fullani Flekkefjord was BOB & his sire Ch/Ir Ch Wolfen Just in Time was BV. Although not a huge entry there were many more Buhunds from Norway, Belgium and Holland, but I guess nowadays travel is so much more expensive and with the Channel Tunnel it makes countries on the continent more quickly accessed by us in the UK, than some of the countries on the continent with each other. Flekke went on to become a German Ch and had a couple of group places along the way. One thing I remember was the hotel we stayed in, it was 14yrs ago and booking hotels was not as easy as it is today. When we arrived we found it had a marble staircase and a lift with glass sides. I have no head for heights and a lift like that was not easy for me and the stairs were slippery for the dogs. The dogs of course went in the lift quite happily it was just me that had the problem!
Here in the UK Millie Lambert prepared her dogs to go to Port Talbot & Neath CS open show held at Neath Sports Centre, she set off early on Saturday morning as judging started at 9am, when she arrived there was no one else there as the show was on Sunday! She returned on the Sunday as happily it was not too far away and sent me this report. There was a good entry of 6 Buhunds entered for Judge Wendy Sculpthorp who gives CCs in OES.Millie’s Sturtmoor Ezzee Luvva(Evee) won Graduate and Brenda and Tony Bethell’s Int/Lux Ch Arnscroft Di Ola at Minforst won open beating the all the boys, with Millie’s Ch Svartkonge Av Sturtmoor(Imp Nor) in second place his son Sturtmoor Destiny Day handled by Millie’s husband Peter in third and Brenda and Tony Zodiac’s Featuring at Tavas of Minforst (Imp US ) fourth. It was therefore left to the two girls to battle it out for BOB. This was won by Evee who went onto PG4. Millie went on to say she and her husband Peter had a lovely day and it was great to have the company of Brenda and Tony. The weather for most of the day was dry but very cold with a few icy showers. Many of you will already know that Millie has been diagnosed with best cancer and is having an operation in a couple of weeks, I am sure we will all want to send her our best wishes. She has started to fund to raise money for Cancer Research, it is hoped that Millie will be well enough to attend LKA and that everyone will wear something pink in her support. I understand that the Buhund Picnic Christmas Cake will also have Pink theme.
Changing disciplines Sarah Stonton took her Trelowen Andrea (Loxy) to agility at the Oakridge Arena Newark where Loxy had a successful day with a 5th place in Grade 4-7 agility.
Our Dogs has published the list of the current Top Stud Dogs, Debbie Penniston Fleming and Pat Williams Ch/Am Ch Visions Dino Of Trollheimen(Imp US) again holds the top spot.
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