I really enjoy writing the breed notes, never more so than this week, with some breed history and the club Ch show to report, so in date order-: Recently Neil Hood contacted me with some very exciting news about Ch Arnscroft Di Nah Sawr Us Rex (Dino to his friends) who he co owns with Julian Collins, he writes-:“The veteran warrant (VW) award is a new title the Kennel Club have started, and is available to any dog over 7 years old. You win the award by gaining 25 points at open shows only. They can be won from any type of veteran class, whether it is judged on the group system or a veteran stakes class. The dog wins 4 points for 1st place, 3 points for 2nd, 2 points for 3rd and 1 point for 4th place. Once a dog gains 25 points they can have VW added to their name. It has seen a noticeable increase in entries to these classes at shows and is becoming very popular. Dino won this award in just seven shows. The first show was Marlborough and District where he won the pastoral veteran group under Karen Angier (Bilyara). At Christchurch and New forest open show he again won the veteran pastoral group under Karen Kennedy (Peakdreams), he then went on to Best veteran in show under Krystyan Greenland (Rajarani). Poole Canine Club he was 2nd in pastoral veteran under Joe Smith (Mowgli), Kingston Canine Society he was 3rd in a Veteran stakes class under Neil Smith of Tibetan Terrier fame. His next win was at Gillingham and Shaftesbury where he won 1st in veteran 7-9 year dog, he then had to challenge the winners of 7-9 years bitch and 10 years and over, at this show he also went Best veteran in show under judge Chris Briggs. Next show was Romsey Open show; Dino won the pastoral veteran group under Carol Turner (Chakona) and went on to Reserve best veteran in show. His last points were won on home ground, Portsmouth and Southsea. He won the Veteran group under Russel Jones (Quemerford) and went on to win Best veteran in show under Christina Chapman (Bukris), Christina a well known lady in the Buhund world. So to win the final points was amazing but someone like Christina to award Dino Best Veteran in show,was an absolute shock and of course an honour. If I am correct, Dino is the first Buhund ever to have gained this award, so to be a small part of breed history I am thrilled for him. He certainly is my one in a million dog and my thanks go to all the judges for thinking highly of Dino for not just this award but all his placings, and of course thanks go to Di Stirling for not only letting me have a super dog, but giving me the buddy of a lifetime.”
Thanks Neil and many congratulations.
The Club Ch show was held at Overseal Village Hall, Swadlincote, South Derbyshire on Saturday 19th October. Our judge was Mrs Liz Cartledge one of the UK’s top all rounder’s, who gives CCs in 108 breeds across all the groups, has judged BIS at Crufts, and judged all over the World. Born in Sweden she was a dog crazy teenager, coming to the Uk for a short time to work as a kennel maid, before returning to Sweden to finish her education. She then decided to settle in the UK permanently. In 1971 she married Joe Cartledge and they continued to run the Boarding Kennels then later Quarantine Kennels a Pet shop and an Export Business he had setup, which she still runs with her sons. She last judged the breed at National Working and Pastoral breeds in 2014.
This year our show included a Ch class and a working class for dogs that have been placed in any KC recognised working discipline. The idea being that it gave an extra class dogs could enter, and also help those that might have more than one dog that would all be in open. It seemed to work as that combined with such a highly respected judge, there was an entry of 42dogs with 70entries, with some coming from North and Southern Ireland.
BIS and winning his 5th CC he also has 9RCCs, 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).RCC his 2nd he also has 1CC My and daughter Debbie’s Rikarlo Gable he is by Jamie x Kimura Vera with Tapui (Imp Nor). BPD & BPIS making the trip from Northern Ireland worthwhile for Sue Sercombe, Trelowen Kristopher he is by Ir & Int Ch Zodiac’s Featuring Fredrik at Taevas of Minforst (Ir Jun Ch)(IMP US)(CW19) x Trelowen Glentorran ,he was handled by Sue’s daughter Jacqui.BVD Jenny & Isaac Shorer-Wheeler and Kirsty Irvine’s Ch Arnscroft Di Na Mo Farah JW ShCM by Ch /Am Ch Visions Dino of Trollheimen(Imp USA)(Casper) x Arnscroft Di Sing On Ice,he has 12CCs and 8RCCs, he was handled as usual by young Isaac. RBIS BOS & BCC her 19th Margaret Garvie’s Ch Rhialis Psyche ShCM she also has 10RCCS,and is by Casper x Ch Ailort Just Jinks (JW).BVIS&RBCC her 8th Jacqui & Michael Cobb and Nancy Kent’s Ch Trelowen Veryan to Knytshall RL1Ex by Ch Knytshall Ferdig x Int/Ir Ch Trelowen Yn Tek to Benzara she also has 7CCs.At this show there is always an award for the Best Black, and this year there was a wonderful class of 7 Blacks that had not be beaten by another Black, the winner was Sue Crocker’s Knytshall Noor Ul Ain by Knytshall Diamond Ted x Ch Trollheimen Elske to Knytshall(Imp)she has a RCC and was Top Puppy in 2016.Judging over it was time for a sumptuous picnic. There was also a baby puppy walk with puppies from Millie Lambert’s last Sturtmoor litter,Floki and Sheira .
After lunch there were 3 Special Award classes which were separate from the main show, but the dogs entered in these classes must be entered in the main show. These classes are to help judges move up the judging ladder of their chosen breed. The judge was Mrs Terrie Cousins –Brown who gives CCs in 6 Pastoral breeds. The winner of the Open Dog class was Anne Smith’s Ch Arnscroft Never Say Di, he is the younger brother of MO, and has 7CCs & 6RCCs. The winner of the Open Bitch class Kirsty Irvine and son Callum’s, Kimura’s Vera With Tapui (Imp Nor) by Nor/Swe/Dk Ch Kimura Peer Gynt x Nor Ch Kimura Nelly, she has 1CC and 1RCC.The third class was Champion Dog /Bitch won by Jamie.
It was a very enjoyable day with a great atmosphere but I can’t finish without thanking the committee and everyone else who helped to make the day so successful, with special thanks to Lorraine Bolton and Rachel Kent who manned the kitchen all day.
Margaret Deuchar firstname.lastname@example.org
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.