Norwegian Buhund

Breed Notes 8th September 2023 Margaret Deuchar


The last weekend in August which proved to be a very successful and busy one for several Buhunds and their owners. On the Saturday in Eire, it was the last show in the Munster show Circuit of 4 Ch shows which I talked about in last week’s notes. This was at Tralee which is in County Kerry in the Southwest of Eire and is best known for the Rose of Tralee International Festival. Ir Ch Trelowen Aviator at Frostisen JNR Ch aka Maggit continued his winning ways gaining his 4th Green Star and BOB of the week, he is owned by the Frostisen Kennel of Fritz and Kerry Frost Addreinne Frost Treadwell and Jacqui Walmsley and is shown by Adrienne. Their Frostisen Zsa Zsa gained her fourth Green Star. Res GS was Brenda and Tony Bethell & Sam Roden’s Ir Ch Minforst Galadriel (Ella) An Ch 19, CW19 Cent Ch, the judge was Elaine Walker.

On the Sunday it was back to the UK. Driffield Ch which is an outside show held on Wetherby Racecourse, it previously had CCs for the breed, but when the CCs were moved to Darlington Ch show, Driffield stopped scheduling us, which was not surprising as Pastoral Day always seemed to be on a Thursday, and we were usually first in, with the result that we never had a very good entry. The show runs over 4 days including the Monday like Bath & Bournemouth, it has in /out rings, and stayed as a benched show this year. It allows parking behind the marquee in which you are benched which is always very popular. Over the years the show has suffered from some very difficult weather conditions, and this year was no different with some very heavy rain especially on the Sunday Working and Pastoral day, leaving somewhat soggy ground conditions. The show may not schedule the breed anymore, but Jenny Shorer-Wheeler entered Muchly aka Ch Koromandel Tusen Takk(ai) JW in AVNSC where he was BOB, with her Piika aka Ch Maidodcopper For Koromandel JW (Imp Fin) taking RBB and BV under judge Marion Hodgson. Then under Lyn Salt she was 2nd in the Farnsworth Veteran Stakes winning folding money, the icing on the cake was when she was 3rd in the Veteran Group under Dave Chapman, so Driffield could not forget about Buhunds altogether. Jenny had a very busy few days as on the Saturday and the Monday she did the live streaming of the groups on behalf of ‘Our Dogs’, which is great as it means we can all watch the groups in the comfort of our living room, with people from all over the world watching.

Much further south in Sussex on the same day as Driffield but with better weather, it was another day to remember for Marie Corin and Adam Camm with their Kligenthal Almuric aka Bergen. Their first day to remember was at Crufts when Bergen won his first CC and then went BOB. Marie wrote, “Thank you Horley & District Dog Show Society for a fantastic show, it was so well run, the very hard-working committee were excellent and should be incredibly proud including Lisa Strong who was on the committee for the first time this year. Chief Steward Neil Hood’s announcements were impeccable as always. Bergen had a day to remember, I cannot thank the judges enough for choosing the Buhund and making our day. Best of Breed under Alysha Branchflower, Pastoral Group 1 under Chris Briggs, then Reserve Best In Show under the legend that is Christina Chapman. What makes a show even better is seeing friends Maddy and Ron Norman stay to the bitter end to cheer you on, Lorraine Bolton also had an amazing day as well, having put forward the beautiful Dalmatian from the Utility Group it took BIS”. Congratulations again Marie and I think you won a Bottle of Champagne for your RBIS win, so you could celebrate in style.

We have another good hip score back that of Sue Crocker’s Leggatts Jive Talkin (Noodle).

I finish with the very sad news that in the early hours of Saturday 3rd September Jill Cowper’s husband passed away, having been ill for several weeks. Jill is President of the Norwegian Elkhound Club, and I would like to send her and her family condolences on behalf of the Buhund Club.

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