Norwegian Buhund

Breed Notes 19th July 2019 ~Margaret Deuchar


Groups have their own Ch and Open shows. The Working and Pastoral groups have a combined show every year at the Three Counties show ground in Malvern. The group shows also have their Junior Handler qualifiers for the final at Discover Dog. Isaac Shorer-Wheeler was 3rd handling Anne Smith’s Ch Arnscroft Never Say Di, who he had only just met, so congratulations, the judge was the well known Averil  Cawthera-Purdy.

Breed specialist Sue Rolfe was our  judge, she last judged the breed at Driffield Ch show in 2011.She made up several Chs in the late 70s & 80s,the best known of which is Ch Trollius Boris bred by Sue and had 17 Ccs. She found her BOB &DCC his 7th he also has 6 RCCs in Neil Hood & Julian Collins Ch Arnscroft Di Nah Sawr Us Rex (Dino) by Ch /Ir Ch Arnscroft Kimura x Ch/Ir Ch Arnscroft Di-Nahs-Mite. He is on a winning roll this year.RDCC his 7th he also has  4CCs  Nancy Kent and Jacqui & Michael Cobb’s Ch Koromandel Best Served Cold At Knytshall (Jamie), he is by Uk/Can Ch Kyon’s Bold Norseman  Koromandel x Ch Maidofcopper for Koromandel(Imp Fin).BPD he has 1CC,my and daughter Debbie’s Rikarlo Gable(Time),he is by Jamie x Kimura Vera with Tapui (Imp Nor).BCC her 2nd she also has 5RCCs was Margaret Garvie’s Rhialis Lucina she is by Ch /Am Ch Visions Dino of Trollheimen(Imp USA)(Casper) x Ch Ailort Just Jinks (JW).RBCC & BP at her first show Sue Crocker’s Leggatts Vous Vous(Tissy) by Frostisen Winsome x Knytshall Noor Ul Ain.Sue was obviously delighted as Tissy is home bred, and this win  means she will have a stud book number which qualifies her for life for Crufts. Many congratulations Sue.

Many breed clubs are now combining their open and or Ch shows with other shows, to cut down expenses and give exhibitors a chance of entering two shows on one day, so saving on travelling costs.  As a try out our Open Club show was moved to take place after the breed classes at NW&PBS Ch show, with the normal spot of the open show after the AGM taken by an afternoon of fun events for Buhund fans, whether members or not. The day did not quite work out as we had planned, but was a success just needs a little tweaking. We had hoped to have the whole ring for the day with the Ch show classes first, then an extended picnic with the open show starting at 2pm.This did not happen as we had 66 Australian Shepherd Dogs in the ring first, then after our Ch show classes the stewards decided to take a rather long coffee break. It did however give Jenny time to join us, as she had been giving CCs in Malamutes for the first time. Sadly, though the picnic never really properly took place, which was a shame as so many people had supplied goodies. The show itself was a great success, Nancy had made cardboard boxes with a Buhund stamped on them and with two tiny Norwegian flags, these were for every place winner, the rosettes were fixed to the boxes. Inside the higher place boxes there was a dog toy, dog biscuits hand made by Jenny and sweets for the owner, further down the line there were dog biscuits but no toy. I know every exhibit had a place, so every dog had biscuits. The club table looked very attractive with the club table club and the boxes. There were also embroidered green leads for the top winners, and the BIS winner had a lovely handmade Buhund cushion made by Vaughn Sennett. Our judge was Darren Clarke who gives CCs in four Pastoral breeds. After the show he wrote “Lovely afternoon judging the Norwegain Buhund Club of the UK club show, happy atmosphere, dogs and handlers and back to back with the iconic NW&PBS Ch show, what could be better.” The results were slightly different from the morning, which is what makes dog showing.  BIS & BB was Margaret Garvie’s Ch Rhialis Psyche ShCM who has 17CCs and 10RCCs; she is the older sister of Margaret’s Lucina who was RBB. Penny Gilpin’s Rikarlo Gaynor was BBP & RBPIS she is Time’s litter sister and this was her first show, she was handled by Kirsty Irvine. BVB was Sarah Stonton’s Trelowen Andrea who has 3RCCs.SVB & BSVIS Jacqui and Michael Cobb and Nancy Kent’s Ch Trelowen Veryan at Knytshall RL1, she has 7CCs &7RCCs. RBIS BD & BOS Jamie.RBD Sarah Stonton’s Ch Arnscoft In Di Ana Jack who has 6CCs & 9RCCS.BPD & BPIS Time. BVD & BVIS Dino. SVD Celia Vines Ch Airlort Highlander at Parvodene JW ShCM he has 14CCs & 17RCCS.For this show we introduced a Special Working Dog & Bitch class for dogs that had taken part in any canine activities. The dog winner was Jack and the bitch winner Lucina. The Best Black was Tissy. It was lovely to see Jacqui Walmsley’s and the Frosts, Trelowen Amelia at Frostisen win the PGB class. Last year she was so ill with a mystery illness that her life hung in the balance for some days. The show over, the picnic was still available for anyone who wanted food and the raffle was also drawn, but it was not quite the social event we had hoped for .We were joined by Pat Williams who although no longer has a Buhund is a great supporter of the breed, whenever the show is in  Malvern or Builth Wells, and earlier in the day Anne  had presented her with  a Rosette naming her as Number One Supporter, with a lovely flower arrangement made by our talented flower arranger Lillian Rumsey. Sarah Stonton also received a gift for being the first person to enter the show. There was also a draw for a gift for a non committee member entering the show, won by Neil.

Before I finish on the show I would just to say a massive thank you to everyone, to those you who entered, to those of you gave prizes for the raffle and those who donated to the prize fund, and to Marcia and Dee for stewarding, a combined effort all round that made for a very successful show. A special mention to Chris Maynard, who was show manager for the very first time. I think there is no doubt that entries for both shows were increased.

Anne, Jenny & Nancy had come down the night before and were on the show campsite, so after the show a few of us moved to the campsite to continue the social, as it was a lovely warm evening. We had planned to have a take a away but as there was food left over from the picnic that was taken over, and some liquid refreshment added!

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