Norwegian Buhund

Breed Notes August 12th 2017 Margaret Deuchar


ONE definition of evergreen is something that is timeless, some time ago I described Celia Vines Ailort Highlander At Parvodene(Perry) JW ShCM ‘evergreen’ and it is still very apt as he just goes on winning. This time at Wiveliscombe  And District Canine Association show held for the first time at Oake Village Hall and Lawns, Oke in Dorset where under Bill Browne-Cole, Perry was BOB PG2 & BP Veteran. Celia told me there was sunshine and showers but they did not cause a problem.

Millie Lambert Sturtmoor’s Eezee Luvva went to Langstone and District & Canine Society show recently and continued her successful puppy career winning BOB BPIB was shortlisted in the adult group and then went PPG 2.This was her last puppy win as she now moves up to Junior.

The society had a fascinating start, as back in the 1950 the local farmers were concerned at the number of free running dogs, fearing the damage they could do to their stock, so they decided something needed to be done. They formed a club to train dogs and their owners which ran in conjunction with the Langstone show this was an agricultural and produce show. It eventually sought to be a separate society and in 1961 The Langstone & District Canine Society was registered with the Kennel club .It now also holds a companion show, training classes for showing and good citizen tests.

Paignton and District Fanciers Association now held at the WestPoint arena near Exeter has a history that goes back much further to 1909, when the dog section was judged in the basement of the Public Halls in Paignton, where there were also other various livestock sections of the society. The first open show was held in 1923 in Queens Park with 56 classes the entry increasing the following years .There were no shows during the war years, the last open show was in  1950 and on 4th July 1951 the first Championship show was held at Queens Park .

It is now only one of three Ch shows to have Agility and Obedience as well as Breed. This year our judge was our own Jenny Shorer-Wheeler, judging the breed for the first time at a Ch show, she had a very respectable entry, as Paignton is quite far south for many exhibitors. She found her BOB & BB in Jacqui and Michael Cobb and Nancy Kent’s Knytshall Angel Delight RL1X who is on a roll this year having won her first CC at Windsor, she is by Ch Arnscroft Di Nah Saw Us Rex x Ch TrelowenVeryan to Knytshall and was handled here by Alyssa Branchflower, it was Angel’s first BOB at a Ch show and her young handler’s first time in the group. RBB Sue Crocker’s Knytshall Noor Ul  Ain by Knytshall Diamond Ted x Ch Trollheimen Elske to Knytshall (Imp US).I started this blog by talking about the evergreen Perry and here he was BD, he is  by Ch Olpenden Malachy at Parvodene x Ch Fullani Farek. RBD & BP ending his puppy career in style Neil Hood,Sophie Wildig and Paul Glaholm’s Sturtmoor Eeza Geeza at Buhcafrey by Ch Arnscroft Di Na Mo Farrah of Koromandel x Sturtmoor Dream Maker at Gazenorth.

Neil Hood told me he wanted to thank Sue Crocker for jumping in at the last minute and going out of her way to pick him up, so he could attend the show. He also said “the weather in the morning was dry but miserable, there were two breeds before the Buhunds and thankfully the judge for them did not hang around, the breed going in at lunchtime. Jenny also judged the Greenland Dogs before joining the picnic at the benches with her two stewards. The heavens opened as they made their way to the group rings, no placings but the Buhunds definitely had some of the biggest cheers, and round the ringside earlier there had been a lovely atmosphere  with cheers for every placing, long may this continue”. Thanks Neil, made me feel I had been there. Jenny was also thrilled to see the Alaskan Malamute Koromandel Firefight ShCM who she bred, gain her third BCC under Mrs Roper, she is owned by Miss Hartley.

Sophie Wildig who co owns Geeza with Neil and Paul and who won Junior Handler of the Year at Discover Dogs last year, handling Neil and Julian Collins Ch Arnscroft Di NahSaw Us Rex Sh CM, has qualified again at the Hound show, this time handling her Elkhound  Bowerhinton Brother Cafdal, the judge was Helen Geeson .Good luck Sophie I hope to be there to watch.

I am writing this in a field at  Rockingham Castle where every year I spend my Summer  holiday sorting  out thousands of Rosettes for the KC International Agility Festival, which has grown from 6 rings and a 2 day show 13yrs ago at Peterborough, to 18 rings and four days. I am very glad it has stopped raining, I think my feet were becoming webbed!

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