Norwegian Buhund

Breed Notes 18th August 2023 Margaret Deuchar


Pastoral Day along with the Working and Terrier Day at Bournemouth Canine Association Ch was the second day of the show, Sunday the 13th of August. The show is one of the few that still includes a Monday in its 3 days, presumably with the view that it is the holiday season so some will spend their holidays in the New Forest. The Association was founded in 1911 and held its first show the same year, with their first Ch show being held on 1st June 1927. The show had several homes until the Association managed to purchase its own 50-acre ground, so in 2012 the show was held at its new home at Pikes Farm Organford Nr Poole, which is only 11 miles from where the first show was held. Having its own ground means it can continue to make improvements. The Association also allows other organisations and societies to hold their own shows and events there, as there is plenty of car parking and camping areas, with plenty of places to visit locally. Last year the show was heavily criticized for not cancelling because of the extreme heat over the show weekend. There were other problems as there were no breed signs on the benching tents which were on the perimeter of the showground, then the trade stands were between the tents and the rings which were in the middle of the ground, the public address was not good, so it was difficult to know when to go to your ring, not wanting to make unnecessary trips in the heat ,to see how the rings were doing. There were also no chairs. This year the show was unbenched and was only the second show this year to allow gazebos in two designated areas, there were also 3 marquees if you did not have a gazebo. The weather on Pastoral day was dry with sunny periods and a stiff breeze at times, so almost perfect dog showing weather compared with the intense heat of last year, however I do think it was just as well the show was not the weekend before when storm Antoni hit, otherwise I think the gazebos might have ended up in the forest. The numbers were handed out in the ring like an open show, rather than having to print them off as usual in unbenched shows. The Association also runs a very popular Premier Open Show on the Friday before the main show, there were no Buhund classes but Jaqui Walmsley’s Frostisen Blakk Zitter (IKC)aka Penny, handled as usual by Ann-Marie Taylor represented the breed winning the PG AVNSC D/B class under Marion Sargent.

For the Ch show we were in 3rd in ring 14 after 22 Samoyeds and 15 Finnish Lapphunds giving 19 entries, we were followed by Lancashire Heelers with Gary Clarke judging all 4 breeds. He gives CCs in Border Collies, Rough Collies, Shetland Sheepdogs and Welsh Corgi. It was certainly Jacqui Walmsley’s show as her Trelowen Amelia at Frostisen (Bunny)who is co-owned by the Frostisen Kennel of Kerry & Fritz Frost and Adrienne Frost Treadwell was BB &BOB. Bunny was bred in Ireland but lives with Jacqui in England, she is by Ch Trelowen Conar Tun x Trelowen Lola and has only been lightly shown as she was very ill as a youngster with it being touch and go as to whether she would survive. RBB was Jacqui’s Penny who had success at the open show on the Friday, she was also bred in Ireland but now lives in England, she was handled by Ann Marie Taylor she is by Ir Ch Leggatts Fernando From Frostisen x Ir Ch Kyon’s Dronningen AV Frostisen. BD Mary and David Dosson’s Kligenthal Bran Mak Morn (Teddy), he is by Ch Arnscroft Di Na Mo Farrah JW ShCM  x Ch Koromandel Gild The Lily.

Jenny Shorer-Wheeler’s Ch Maidofcopper For Koromandel JW(Piika) was bred in Finland by Anna Leena Laakso, when Piika had her second litter by Ch Arnscroft Di Na Mo Farrah Of Koromandel JW ShCM, a daughter Koromandel Kullanmuru (Fanni)went back to Finland to Anna. She is now just four years old and as well as being a Finnish Champion in the show ring, Anna has been working sheep with her, and a few days ago she announced that Fanni had become a FCI Traditional Style Herding Champion, Anna said she did not know how to describe her she is ‘just an amazingly fantastic herding Buhund’. So great to hear of a Buhund doing so well at the job she was bred for.

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