Norwegian Buhund

Breed Notes 25th May 2018 Margaret Deuchar


Once the show season starts they come thick and fast, only 5 days after The National exhibitors made their way to the Royal Highland show ground for SKC. The breed didn’t go in till after lunch which gave time for a special picnic  for Lorraine as it was her birthday, there were special cakes and Bubbly on offer. It also proved to be a day to remember for Jenny Shorer- Wheeler who did the double winning both CCs. The judge was Sue Hewart Chambers who gives CCs in 32 breeds across the Hound, Pastoral and Working groups, she last judged the breed at Windsor in 2015. BCC & BOB Jenny’s Ch Maid of Copper for Kormandel (JW)Imp Fin (Pikka) by Nor Ch Gnipagrottensqu x Swe/Fin Ch Cipacan Mila Magia. This was her 8th CC three of which have been at Crufts, she also has 7 RCCS. Coming all the way from Northern Ireland the RBCC was Sue Sercombe’s Trelowen Dizzy Rascal, she is by Tokyn Durian x Trelowen Pink Pigeon, this was her first RBCC in the UK but has been successful at shows in Eire. DCC (his third )& BV Dawn Deeley’s Am/Can Gr Ch Kyon’s Bols Norseman (Idar) by Nor/Can Ch Vaulartun’s Tomba Kimura x Can Ch K  Freidige Tora. He came to the UK sixteen months ago into the care of Jenny as the chosen sire for her ( Pikka ).He was bred in Canada by Karin Klouman of the Kyon Kennels and is owned by Dawn. His first CC with BOB was under Jeff Luscott at Welks last year, his second also with BOB was under Kevin Young at National Working & Pastoral Breeds, he also has 3RCCs.Anne Smith’s Arnscroft Never Say Di was RDCC  he is by Ch /Am Ch Visions Dino of Trollheimen(Imp USA) (Casper) x Arnscroft Di Sing On Ice. He also has 4 CCs.

After Idar’s win Jenny was obviously delighted she said “he was now the only Canadian bred and owned Buhund to hold the Uk title, this adds to his Canadian & American titles”. His Canadian owner Dawn Deeley wrote ‘Sixteen months ago I sent my Idar to the Uk in the care of Jenny Shorer-Wheeler, it wasn’t as rash or hasty decision we spent hundreds of hours writing and talking and by the time Jenny came to Canada to pick up Idar, I felt I had gained a family member and I would do it again with her in a heartbeat’. The litter Idar sired with Pikka has produced  the dog Koromandel Best Served Cold At Knytshall who has 2 Ccs his litter sister,  Koromandel Gild the Lily has a Res CC and the sister Koromandel Grat Kaos who went to Dawn in Canada is now a Can Ch, so I think you could say it has been a very successful stay. I know Jenny wants to thank Lorraine Bolton who helped her in several ways to get Idar here.  Across the pond Idar also has a son Am Gr Ch Tsar Shadow’s Ragnar Lobrok who is currently Top 20 Herding Dog.

On the Sunday after, at the other end of the Country, the Christchurch & New Forest show was held at Canford Magna Garden Centre in Dorset. There were no Buhund classes but the breed dominated the AVNSC classes under Judge Darren Clarke. Neil Hood and Julian Collins Ch Arnscroft Di Nah Sawr US Rex ShCM  was  BOB AVNSC  & PG1. RBOB Jacqui Walmsley’s Blakk Extacy Van Koekie’s Ranch (Imp Ned).BP & Puppy G2 Jacqui’s,  Kerry & Fritz Frost &Addrienne Frost Treadwell’s  Trelowen Amelia At Frostisen, a lovely way to publicise the breed.

Changing the discipline on the same day as SKC, Fizz & I headed off to Ashfields Carriage & Polo Club in Essex for the three day Stonebridge Agility show. It was hot again so Fizz only did half his classes but had a clear round in G 4 agility 2 in G 4 jumping and on the last day was 3rd in G4 jumping.

With another change of discipline, Bev Hall said ‘her boys did good despite the heat affecting their performance at Fit Dogs Rally held Scarisbrook Village Hall in Ormskirk.’Her Ailort Just the Ticket RL2 Ex (Jay) had an Ex score in Level 3,he also had a qualifying score in Level 4 just missing an Ex score by one point. Her BSD Ailort Inspyre was third in both Levels 3 &4 with Ex scores. So a good weekend for a number of Buhunds and their owners.

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