The day after NW&PBs and the club show we headed back to the Three Counties show ground, having spent the night in a local hotel. There the Evesham & District Canine Society Premier show was being held. Nancy came over from the camp site to support and Pat Williams, our great supporter also came back and stayed all day. No Buhund classes so Time was in the AVNSC classes judged by Steve Atkinson, he awarded Time second in the puppy class behind a lovely Polish Poland puppy who ended up RBPIS. Then it was Fizz’s turn, there were two veteran classes Special Veteran 7-9yrs and 10yrs and over which he won, these were judged by Val Dyer. He was then awarded BPV with the judge saying he went round the ring like a train! There was a long wait for BVIS, but the weather was nice and the stockman’s cafe kept us going with teas and coffee. The BIS judge was Robert Greaves who gives CCs to 5 breeds including Elkhounds and Finnish Spitz. He awarded BIS to a Skye Terrier with Reserve going to a Keeshond. A Keeshond puppy was BPIS with the Polish Lowland in Reserve. Then it was time for BVIS, 6 lovely veterans from the 6 other groups. Fizz has always been a show off and put his best paw forward. BV was the Alaskan Malamute who really powered round the ring, then to our delight the Reserve spot went to Fizz. So ended a great weekend with Time (Rikarlo Gable) having a lovely BPIS rosette from the previous day, and at the other end of the age scale Fizz (Ch /Bel Ch Tonylynn’s Charles Laffite) an equally lovely RBVIS rosette.
The following Friday Sarah Stonton with Loxy (Trelowen Andrea AGW(S) headed off to the Empingham Dog Training Club Agility show, held on the The Rutland Showground, in Barleythorpe. Loxy is grade 6 there are only 7 grades, recently she has had various issues with gaining clear rounds,so Sarah was thrilled that this time she had a clear round in Combined Grades 6-7 jumping, within the time. Often you think you have a clear but there are time faults, but this one was all good. Sarah feels that Loxy is just getting clear rounds at just the right time, as on August 8th they will be heading off the KC International Agility Festival held over 4 days at Rockingham Castle,this year over 3,000 dogs and owners from around the world are expected to take part. There will be 18 rings each day with over 200 separate classes. Loxy is the only Buhund to ever compete in the Bristish open which she can do as she Grade 6, she is also competing in Grade 6 classes. She competed in the Britsh open 2yrs ago when she was 22nd out of 220 but only the top 15 medium/small dogs go through to the semi final held on the Sunday of the Festival, with the final at Crufts .Last year Loxy did not compete as she was recovering from a muscle strain. The very best of luck this year Sarah & Loxy.
Sunday saw Neil Hood and friends, Rima Sakaria & Lisa Strong head off to the South of England showground at Ardingly for the Kingston CS Premier open dog show. The show was started in 1966 and now schedules 180 breeds, including Buhunds which this year were judged by Tim Ball. Neil Hood & Julian Collins Ch Arnscroft Di Nah Sawr Us Rex (Dino),the dog of the moment, who has won the last 2 CCs on offer was BOB.RBOB BP & BJ was Lisa & Alex Strong’s Leggatts Dancing Queen (Eris) this was very fitting as it was her last show in puppy, sadly she had to miss E of E, NW&PBS and the club open show as Eris decided that was just the right time to come into season! Rima Sakaria also took Arnscroft Di Monde Boy (Loki), this was her first time at a show which I gather she thoroughly enjoyed, so maybe we will see Loki in the ring again. Latter in the day Eris was 3rd in the Special Beginners Stakes and 3rd in the Pastoral Puppy Group under Penny Roberts, so went home with an impressive display of Rosettes. The weather of course was lovely which always helps as there is limited cover for the show, in the indoor school. The Agility Club was also holding their 3 day agility show on the ground so the good weather played a part in the success of both shows.
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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