WKC gave us a new Champion in the breed Stuart Garvie’s Rhialis Apollo born on 27/04/2013, bred by Stuart’s mother Margaret, he is by Ch/Am Ch Visions Dino of Trollheimen x Ch Ailort Just Jinks. He has been relatively lightly shown, as Stuart lives in Aberdeen a 3 hour journey north of Margaret who lives in Dumbarton, so it has not always been easy for Margaret to pick him up before travelling south. He was part of Margaret’s kennel that helped her win ‘Top Breeder’ last year. The last dog to become a Champion was Arnscroft Di To Be A Sailor(Sirius ) at SKC in 2014 the judge on that occasion was Celia Vines, she also made up Apollo’s dam Jinks at the same show. Apollo’s first CC was at National Working & Pastoral Breeds last year under Mike Vines, his second was a few weeks later under Leanna Lewis also at WKC, so a lucky show for him. This year the judge was breed specialist Di Stirling(Arnscroft) who also awarded Apollo BOB, he also has 6 RCCs. Dawne Deeley’s Am Gr /Can Gr Ch Kyon’s Bold Norseman was RDCC he is by Nor/Can Ch Vaulartun’s Tomba Kimura x Can Ch K Freidige Tora this was his second RDCC he also has 2CCs, he is visiting for the summer returning home to Canada in the Autumn, with his daughter Koromandel Grat Kaos her dam is Ch Maidofcopper for Koromandel (Imp Fin). BCC her 7th & BV Jacqui & Michael Cobb and Nancy Kent’s Ch Trelowen Veryan to Knytshall she is by Ch Knytshall Ferdig x Int/Ir Ch Trelowen Yn Tek to Benzara she also has 5 RCCs. She was also BV at Windsor and E of E. RBCC her second Millie Lambert’s Sturtmoor Eezee Luvva by Ch Arnscroft Di Na Mo Farrah of Koromandel(Mo) x Ch Sturtmoor Dream Maker at Gazenorth(Louisa ), this was her first show since finishing her puppy career. She is half way leader for Top Puppy in the ‘Our Dogs/Natural Instinct’ competition up to 24th June having been BPIB at Welks & Birmingham National since then she has had 2 more BPs at Windsor & National Working & Pastoral Breeds, only shows where CCs are on offer are taken into account.
Buhunds were second in the ring after 68 German Shepherds also judged by Di Stirling, Shepherds were her first love before finding Buhunds. Judging over it was time for a picnic at the benches, Pat Williams a great supporter of the breed who lives locally came as always to support and join the picnic.
I have to give a special thanks to Neil who videoed all the groups so that they could be watched live, it was like being there, fantastic and I did not have to drive to Builth !
Top Breeder in the Our Dogs /Arden Grange competition up to 24th June is Di Stirling’s Arnscroft Kennel. Points are calculated with the first CC in calendar year won by each dog = 4 points + an extra point for BOB following CCs in the year 1pt + an extra point for BOB. The points have been gained by Brenda & Tony Bethell’s Lux/Int Ch Arnscroft Glad Di Ola At Minforst.Lillian and Michael Rumsey’s Ch Arnscroft Di Nah May and her litter brothers Jenny & Isaac Shorer- Wheeler & Kirsty Irvine’s Mo & Shirley and Alf Dobson Sue Cale and Nancy Evans Sirius,and Sue and Laura Cale and Nancy Evans Ch Arnscroft Kiss and Tell for Sturtmoor.
Paul Glaholm who owns Louisa and co owns Sturtmoor Eeza Geeza at Buhcafrey with Neil Hood and Sophie Wildig was thrilled when on Hound Day his home bred Whippet Falconcrag Another Class won his third CC under Dawn Mason.
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