Norwegian Buhund

Breed Notes 9th August 2019 Margaret Deuchar


If you read this Blog regularly you will know that I love to hear from owners who do something different with their dogs, and even sometimes without their dogs. I have recently heard from Neil Hood whose rescue Buhund recently took part in a photo shoot, he wrote saying. “The photo shoot was for a promotion of pedigree dogs that have been rescued /rehomed. There was a call on Facebook to upload a photo of your dog with their name and breed, and if successful you would be invited to a photo shoot, with the photo to appear in 2020 KC calendar. We had an e-mail saying Storm was one of the chosen dogs and was invited to the KC building for the shoot. Unfortunately, I could not go due to work, so Julian took her. When they arrived they were taken to where the shoot was to take place, and were briefed on what was happening. Julian was asked about Storm, her breed, age and how she came to us. They then went to the studio; all that was wanted was a photo of her sitting down and looking at the camera, and one of her eating (which Julian knew Storm would not mind!).She was hesitant to start and a bit overawed, but got the hang of it in the end, and made friends with a GSD and French Bulldog .We now await the results from the KC.” Thanks Neil and we will look forward to seeing the photos.

Paignton Ch show is held at Clyst St Mary, Exeter and is the only Ch held over 4 days, that takes in the Monday and Tuesday. It is also the only Ch show to host a four-day Agility show, a two day Obedience show, and on the Friday before there is a Ch Obedience show. A Companion Dog Show is held on the Saturday in aid of a Charity, this year it was for the Medical Detection Dogs and raised £1,110.

The show itself first started back in 1909, when the late W Nichols judged the dog section of the Paignton Fanciers, in the basement of the Public Halls at Paignton, which housed various livestock sections of the Society. The first open show was held in 1923 at Queens Park with 463 entries, the show has continued every year since apart from the war years. The show does not rotate its Group days; Pastoral Day is Monday our judge this year was our own Neil Hood, who had a very busy 4 days. He judged the Junior Handling classes each day 6-11yrs and 12-16yrs.The Junior Handling Association has been running for over 30 yrs. The first three in each age group go forward to the JHA semi finals held at the six National Group Championship shows, with the winners going to the UK Junior Handler of the Year competition held at Discover Dogs in October. Sophie Wildig who won the competition back in 2016 at the age of 14 started her training with Neil and her Affenpinchers and has gone on to handle numerous dogs to BOB and Group success, in this country and on the Continent and this year also handled at Westminster (US).

For many years we had more dogs in the breed being shown than bitches, now we have more bitches and at Paignton there were no dogs, Blacks also very much outnumbered the Wheatens, so hopefully soon we will not be hearing, ‘I didn’t know they came in black’! It was also a family affair for the bitches BOB & BB was Sue Crocker’s  Knytshall Noor Ul Ain by Knytshall Diamond Ted x Ch Trollheimen Elske to Knytshall(Imp USA).RBB Jacqui & Michael Cobb & Nancy Kent Ch Trelowen Veryan To Knytshall RL1 EX, she by Ch Knytshall Ferdig x Int/Ch Trelowen Yn Tek To Benzara  BP Jacqui ,Michael & Nancy’s Knytshall Eloise by Blakk ExtacyVan Koekie’s Ranch (Imp Ned) x Elske . SB Lisa & Alex Strong’s Leggatts Dancing Queen (Eris)by Frostisen Winsome x Noor. Later Eris was 5th in the SB group under Mr J Carter. Alysha Branchflower had a fabulous win with Jacqui,Michael and Nancy’s Knytshall Angel Delight RL2 Ex in the AV Good Citizen Dog Scheme class, the class also has very good prize money for the winners, so should keep Angel in treats  for some time. I have not been to Paignton for some years but Lisa has kindly sent me a few details of the show this year. ‘The weather was good about 23 degrees, the venue was well organised with lots of stands for shopping, food and drink, the Cornish ice cream was delicious. We were inside so nice and cool for the dogs and were in BIS ring B for our classes and my SB group. The only problem was finding our benches, as there was no sign for the Buhunds’. Thanks Lisa, I do wish all shows had boards above the benches with the breed name. Does not have to be an expensive board and if some shows can do it why can’t they all, it makes such a difference with a numerically small breed.

At the weekend across the Irish  Sea on the Saturday at Newtownards & District Canine  Club All Breed Ch show , Sue Sercombe’s Trelowen  Dizzy Rascal was BOB and BP was her  Trelowen Kristopher, the judge was Mrs Selbach. The next day in Eire, at the Dun Laoghaire Society All Breed Ch show, Brenda and Tony Bethell’s Ir Ch Zodiac’s Featuring Fredrik at Taevas of Minforst Jun Ch CW19 won his 13th BOB and his 15th GS  with his daughter Ir Ch Minforst Galadriel CW19 winning  her 8th GS, under judge Mrs M Weafer .Freddy is also the sire of Kristopher.

Margaret Deuchar

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