There is an old saying ‘do not cast a clout till May be out’ I have never been sure if that was the month of May or the May bush, after the very hot weekend all the May bushes came out so I thought it must be the latter, then last weekend winter returned, certainly down south so I guess it must be the month of May!
Pastoral Day at the National was the Sunday, judging started 9am but with 77 Huskies 23 Polish Lowland and 32 Heelers, in front it was almost mid afternoon before the breed put paws in the ring. Our judge was Jeff Horswell who gives CCs in 121 breeds covering all groups. This was his third time of judging Buhunds, the first time was at SKC in 2011 and the second at WKC in 2014, where his BOB was Neil Hood and Julian Collins Arnscroft Di Nah Sawr Us Rex Sh.CM. Here BOB & DCC was Nancy Kent & Jacqui & Michael Cobb’s Koromandel Best Served Cold At Knytshall (Jamie), he is by Can & Am Grand Ch Kyon’s Bold Norseman, (Idar) (who is visiting the UK at the moment) x Ch Maidofcopper For Koromandel (Fin Imp) JW. This was his second CC his first was at LKA where he was also BP. He was also BP at Crufts but now is just out of puppy being born on the 30th April 2017.RDCC his 10th Shirley & Alf Dobson Sue Cale and Nancy Evans Ch & Ir Ch Arnscroft Di To Be A Sailor (Sirius)he also has 20ccs, he was handled here by Nikki Davies as his breeder Di Stirling with whom he lives, is recovering at home having just come out of hospital. He is by Ch/Am Ch Visions Dino of Trollheimen (Imp USA) (Casper) x Arnscroft Di Sing On Ice. BCC her first Sue Cale, Di Stirling, Shirley and Alf Dobson’s Arnscroft Bibbity Bu, she also has 3RCCs and is a younger sister of Sirius . RBCC her 8th Margaret Garvie’s Ch Rhialis Psyche ShCM by Casper x Ch Ailort Just Jinks she also has 10CCs.BP Maddy Norman, Gail Hussey, Lynn Isaac & Di Stirling’s Arnscroft Delilah At Veekay she also lives with breeder Di Stirling but was handled here by co owner Maddy, she is by Sirius x Ch Arnscroft Di or Comply.BV Maddy’s Marambu Tamnavulin by ChTrelowen Pistyll x Tokyn Keeva of Marambu, she has 1CC & 1RCC.
It was very good day for Jenny Shorer -Wheeler who bred Jamie, she did not show any dogs at The National as she is part of the commentating team, but was thrilled that Jamie was BOB then a Malamute she bred Ch Kormandel Firefight Sh CM took her 5th CC. The day was topped off by hearing from Dawne Deeley who lives in Canada and owns Idar, that Jamie’s litter sister Koromandel Grat Kaos is now a Can Ch.
On the same day Tunbridge Wells & District Canine Society which is one of the oldest Canine Societies in the Country, held their open show on the South of England showground at Ardingly in Sussex. Di Butler’s Arnscroft Aces Hi Di of Telstar was BOB & PG 3under judge Russell Jones. The same weekend Tunbridge also holds a two-day Agility show at the same venue. What a difference to the weekend before it was cold and wet, although thankfully the rain stopped on the Sunday when I was helping on a ring. Di said she came over trying to find us but said it was like looking for ‘a needle in a hay stack’. Fizz enjoyed himself gaining 3 clear rounds in grade 4 jumping and agility.
At a different disciple Alysha Branchflower said ‘little miss fantastic has done it again, gaining 194 in level 1 Rally which qualified her out of level 1, with her third excellent score’. This was at Little Orchard Rally Competition at Mark in Somerset and little miss fantastic is Knytshall Moon of Josephine. There are now 6 Buhunds competing successfully at Rally, which is a great way of getting the breed better known.
Margaret Deuchar firstname.lastname@example.org
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