Norwegian Buhund

Breed Notes 30th June 2023 Margaret Deuchar


Last year in April, Mary Dosson had a very nasty accident falling down part of her stairs at home, dislocating her ankle and breaking her Tibia and Fibula which of course put her out of taking part in any canine activities with Teddy aka Kligenthal Bran Mak Morn, for the rest of year. So, this year it has been great to be able to report on Teddy’s successes, the latest of which was at Taunton & District Canine Association 2-day open show, held at the Wellsprings Leisure Centre Taunton. The show started in 1960 and now has 244 classes. The were no Buhund classes but Teddy was Best AVNSC and then went onto to be Pastoral Group 2, the judge was Ricard Morris. Mary told me that she is still not back to running but that her movement is improving daily, and she is now trying out Mantrailing, which she and Teddy really enjoy. She said they attended an Introductory Course from Mantrialing Global, this is an organisation that teaches dogs to find people by following their unique scent trail, they say all dogs’ have a natural ability to hunt and therefore Mantrailing provides them with an outlet to do this in a safe, controlled, and constructive way. Mary said on the course  she learnt about the equipment needed and how to prepare to trail, those on the course then took it in turns to train their  dogs to find their human, initially the dogs could see where the person was located but as the morning progressed the distance increased, with the final trail being out of sight around a building .Teddy became quicker with each trail and definitely showed an aptitude to trailing.

Wealdstone & Northolt Canine Society held its Open show on the South of England Show Ground Ardingly on Midsummer Day June 24th. The show used to be held at Brunel University in January but after a couple of difficult years the show moved south. Neil Hood’s Draccus Diamond Day O’Buhcafrey(Dayo)was BOB under Mr E Forsay.

The following day Sunday 25th it was Pastoral, Working and Terrier Day at Blackpool Ch show. I was interested to see it is now called Blackpool & District Canine Society Ltd, it is held in Redwood Park Inskip nr Preston.

The first Ch show was held in 1934 in the Tram sheds on Hornby Road Blackpool, the show has had several firsts. In 1939 it was the first show to ban dogs from remaining on the showground overnight, even if they were required on another day, and by the late 1940’s this was universally accepted. Then in 2001 due to the Foot and Mouth outbreak it was the first to announce that all show entries could be sent straight to the Printers, which of course went on to be accepted by all the Championship shows. The show has moved locations on several occasions mostly due to the increase in size of the show. In 2000 the Society purchased its own ground at Westby, but his did not work out owing to ground conditions so it moved again to Redwood Park. This year the show was unbenched, with no chairs, and gazebos and tents were also not allowed.

The show has kept the breed on despite it not having CCs, although I think many years ago it did have CCs. I have many fond memories of attending the show when it was held at Lytham St Anne’s, as for several years the late Elizabeth Coleopy and I would go for the weekend, as well as the Buhunds I would show our Elkhound and Papillion. We would take them on the beach after the show, and I have a great photo of the Papillon having a wonderful time having paddled in the sea and then rolled in the sand, but it was the day after he had been shown!

This year we were second in ring 3 after 22 Briards, our judge was Jacky Cutler who gives CCs in German Shepherds and Lancashire Heelers, she found her BD & BOB in Jenny Shorer -Wheeler’s Ch Koromandel Tusen Takk JW(ai)(Muchly) he is  by Multi Ch Trollheimen JR Made For Cascilius x Sturtmoor Ffascination With Koromandel. RBD Lesley & Liz Butterworth’s Kligenthal Einar(ai)Ruskin he is by Klovn Yggdrasil V.Koekie’s Ranch x Ch Koromandel Gild the Lily. BB was Kirsty Irvine’s Ch Blackcombe Bodil at Tapui (Imp Aus)(Bodi)she was also Best Junior and  is by Aus Ch Kyon’s Urban Legend x Nor/Aus Ch Rennedal’s Brynhild Skjoldmoy. RBB was Muchly’s dam Sturtmoor Ffascination With Koromandel (Fable)who is by Ch Koromandel Best Served Cold At Knytshall x Sturtmoor’s Eezee Luvva. BP Nancy Kent and Jacque and Michael Cobb’s Leggatts Dakota at Knytshall(Toby)  he is by Ch Rikarlo Gable JW x Noor Ul Ain. BVwas Jenny’s Ch Maidofcopper For Koromandel JW (Imp Fin) (Pikka) by Swe/Nor Ch Gnipagrottens Qu x Multi Ch Cipacan Mila Magia.

The breed did very well in the groups with some great results, Kirsty’s Bodi was shortlisted in the Junior Group under Tan Nagrecha, and Jenny’s Muchly made the first cut and then the final cut of six under Andrew Brace and Piika under Patsy Hollings was 3rd in the Veteran Group for the second time this year, many congratulations, for a numerically small breed they made their mark .

As I write these notes it is 30 degrees here in London, in Blackpool Jenny said it was close, but the rain clouds were gathering as the breed was judged but by it was time for the Groups the rain had arrived, however with the BIS ring under cover it was not a problem.

Stay safe everyone.

Margaret Deuchar

Any 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