Norwegian Buhund

Breed Notes 7th July 2017 Margaret Deuchar


WINDSOR is my local show and one of my favourites, with the show ground lying just below the castle .I have very fond memories of showing horses there for many years. There have been shows when the weather was very hot and as you would expect with the British summer very wet .Like Blackpool it is a true outside show, but here there are just one set of rings in the middle of the show ground, under marquees giving the in/ out rings. My only complaint is that the rings are often quite along was from the benching, so with more than one dog you do need either a cage or someone to hold your other dog/s. The weather was almost perfect, it rained during the  night before but cleared up to leave a lovely day, although perhaps a little warm for some dogs, who were in fashion with their wet coats. There were sadly a couple of calls for dog left in cars, the show takes spectator dogs so there really is no excuse .We were first in the ring and our judge was Frank Kane giving CCs in the breed for the first time. I am sure you all know who he is, if not from his judging but from his commentaries on Crufts on the TV. He has been involved in showing dogs since he was at school ,his first show dog was a cocker spaniel later having  American Cockers making up a number of Champions. He became a Ch show judge in 1974 and is now one of the top judges in the Country. He judges all the breeds in the Gundog group, judging the Group at Crufts in 2001 & BIS in 2010 where he awarded BIS to a Lhaso Apso. He also awards CCs in a number of breeds in the other 6 groups and is a FCI approved judge.

It was a day to remember for Jacqui Cobb with her & husband Michael’s and Nancy Kent’s Knytshall Angel Delight winning her first BCC, she is also in the club Obreedience team and was the first Buhund to gain a rally award recently, so can now have RL1Ex after her name. She is by Ch Arnscroft Di Nah Saw Us Rex x Ch TrelowenVeryan to Knytshall. Veryan was BVIB she by Ch Knytshall Ferdig x Int/Ir Ch Trelowen Yn Tek to Benzara she has 6CCs & RCCs .RBC Sue Cale Di Stirling Shirley and Alf Dobson’s Arnscroft Bibbity Bobity Bu(Ella) this was her third such award she is by Ch /Am Ch Visions Dino of Trollheimen (Imp USA) x Arnscroft Di Sing On Ice. BP Millie Lambert’s Sturtmoor Eezee Luvva by Mo x Ch Sturtmoor Dream Maker at Gazenorth. She was BP at Welks & RBB & BP at Three Counties. DCC his 11th & BOB Jenny & Issac Shorer-Wheeler & KirstyGillies Ch Arnscroft Di Na Mo Farrah elder brother of Ella he also has 8 RCCs, he was later shortlisted in the group under Ann Ingram. RDCC his 7th Mo’s litter brother, Shirley and Alf Dobson Sue Cale & Nancy Evans Ch/Ir Ch Arnscroft Di To Be A Sailor he also  has 18CCs .BDP Neil Hood Sophie Wildig & Paul Glaholm Sturtmoor Eeza Geeza At Buhcafrey .He is Eezee litter brother and was BP & BOB at Bath & Southern Counties but here he had forgotten to get dressed leaving his jacket at home.

Across the pond Faye Adcox’s GCh Fabrajs Protector of the Realm is now an Int Ch .Faye is coming over to our 50th Anniversary weekend ,it will lovely to meet her, rather than just being friends on Face Book .She is being given the tour of London by James Stewart and the West Country by Sue Cocker .

Sarah Stonton has sent me Arnscroft In Di Ana Jack’s Hip Score which was a total of 4 .2 & 2 which is a great score.

A couple of weekends ago we went down to visit our daughter and her husband who live in the New Forest, you open the garden gate straight onto the Forest. The garden is well fenced with good latches on the gates, as they have an 8 month old Cocker Spaniel puppy, Teddy. I was therefore rather surprised to see the gates tied up with rope as well. I asked her why as I did not think Teddy was that much of an escape artist. The answer was whereas most of us have to make sure we keep our animals in, they have to keep the animals who roam the  forest out. Cows, horses and donkeys often rub against the gate and fence and should one get into the garden then they are liable for any injury the animal might suffer.

Margaret Deuchar