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Breed Notes (Our Dogs - Craig Hosie) 6 Jan 2017
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and plenty of lovely walks with the dogs. I was working night shift over Christmas and four out of the five dogs all went down with a vomiting and diarrhoea bug which is going around with two ...
This article was posted on: 14-Dec-16
Breed Notes (Dog World - Elaine Sharpe) 17 Jan 2017
Firstly, may I say “Happy New Year” to everyone, and apologise for the lack of notes recently. I blame my son-in-law, largely, because he was responsible for giving us a new computer for Christmas, and although he and his fami ...
This article was posted on: 17-Jan-17
Breed Notes (Our Dogs - Craig Hosie) 23 Jan 2017
This week we must acknowledge the success and congratulate Mark Harrison with his Hovawart bitch Abbie , her posh name Fibi Srebrne Pole whom he imported from Poland as a puppy has both qualified as an operational SARDA search and ...
This article was posted on: 18-Jan-17
Breed Notes (Dog World - Elaine Sharpe) 1 Feb 2017
My apologies for the shortage of notes, I was all set to write last week’s instalment when the new computer threw a wobbly. The main topic was to have been the Manchester results, which are now well known, but certainly worth re ...
This article was posted on: 18-Jan-17
Breed Notes (Dog World - Elaine Sharpe) 7 Feb 2017
This coming Saturday, it is the National Working and Pastoral Breeds Open Show at the Sports Connexion at Coventry, with our own Gina Challoner centre ring. It was to have been not-so-little Kibble’s launch into hovawart society ...
This article was posted on: 07-Feb-17
Breed Notes (Dog World - Elaine Sharpe) 21 Feb 2017
Club Secretary Liz has had a visit from John Stanbridge and Simon Smalley, sculptors of renown, with the cast for the new hovawart model, which will take the form of a male and female, sitting and lying down respectively. When we ...
This article was posted on: 21-Feb-17
Breed Notes (Our Dogs - Craig Hosie) 06 Mar 2017
Well it’s that time of year again when crufts is approaching and that level of excitement arrives when you know you will be competing with the best dogs from around the world. Our breed attracts dogs from many countries in Europ ...
This article was posted on: 06-Mar-17
Breed Notes (Dog World - Elaine Sharpe) 08 Mar 2017
All of a sudden, things are hotting up, at least in the sense of activities starting or about to start. We have Crufts this coming weekend, in case you hadn’t noticed. We are 3rd in the ring…again!...behind 50 Tibetan Mastiffs ...
This article was posted on: 08-Mar-17
Breed Notes (Our Dogs - Craig Hosie) 25 Mar 2017
Doesn’t time fly and that’s crufts over for another year, our judge Mrs Christina Chapman took centre stage and found her BOB in Kanukalos Fortissimo a handsome B&G dog owned by Miss E & Mr B Barron & Bettini , bred by Caron & ...
This article was posted on: 25-Mar-17
Breed Notes (Dog World - Elaine Sharpe) 21 Mar 2017
Well, Crufts is over for another year, and you will have by now seen the results, I’m sure. It was amazing being able to compare the official placings with those hastily written at the ringside as soon as we got home. We were fo ...
This article was posted on: 21-Mar-17
Breed Notes (Dog World - Elaine Sharpe) 11 Apr 2017
Sunday 9th April was the club AGM held at Costock Village Hall, Loughborough. It was better attended than usual, with approximately 15 or so folk there. Items were swiftly dealt with, and only one change in the committee with Susi ...
This article was posted on: 12-Apr-17
Breed Notes (Our Dogs - Craig Hosie) 17 Apr 2017
My last set of breed notes , I spoke about a book on Dog Breeding, Whelping and puppy care by the author Gary England who is a veterinary specialist in animal reproduction and works as a professor in comparative veterinary reprodu ...
This article was posted on: 17-Apr-17
Breed Notes (Dog World - Elaine Sharpe) 18 Apr 2017
The Best Bitch at Crufts, Gina Challoner’s Isalynn v Elderens’ Hof, represented the breed at the annual Contest of Champions event at the beginning of the month. This competition is for the top dogs in each breed, and limited ...
This article was posted on: 19-Apr-17
Breed Notes (Dog World - Elaine Sharpe) 10 May 2017
Last Saturday was the Birmingham National Show at Stafford, with Ben Reynolds Frost centre-ring. We had a good entry of 16, but Julie kept Gunner at home because one of her other dogs was in the last stages of kennel cough, and we ...
This article was posted on: 10-May-17
Breed Notes (Our Dogs - Craig Hosie) 15 May 2017
This week there is two shows to catch up on , the first was The National where our judge was Mr Ben Reynolds-Frost who had an entry of 16 dogs with three absentees and he found his BOB in Gina Challoners import from Holland , a b ...
This article was posted on: 15-May-17
Breed Notes (Dog World - Elaine Sharpe) 16 May 2017
HOVAWART BREED NOTES MAY 16th 2017 I have been reading and trying to get to grips with the immense changes that the KC are proposing to judges’ education, qualification and appointments. The emphasis is very much on training an ...
This article was posted on: 17-May-17
Breed Notes (Our Dogs - Craig Hosie) - 11 Jun 2017
Starting off from my last set of breed notes l had mentioned Julie with Gunner ( zwartbos Carisbrooke ) was going into Julie’s work to be stroked to raise money for the Stroke association , Gunner took it in his stride and loved ...
This article was posted on: 09-Jun-17
Breed Notes (Dog World - Elaine Sharpe) - 23 May 2017
It seems absolutely appropriate that Gunner, Julie Condron’s lovely black dog (Zwartbos Carisbroke), should have raised the amazing sum of £270 for The Stroke Association by allowing himself to be stroked for 3 hours when Julie ...
This article was posted on: 25-May-17
Breed Notes (Dog World - Elaine Sharpe) - 7 Jun 2017
Congratulations to Maggie Spencer on winning “B” with her Dollar (Hightimbers Dollar). It is amazingly difficult to achieve this sort of result when you bear in mind that you have to beat up to 60 dogs on the day, most of them ...
This article was posted on: 06-Jun-17
Breed Notes (Dog World - Elaine Sharpe) - 20 Jun 2017
The Border Union Show on Sunday was really well attended, 16 hovawarts were there, the biggest number apart from Crufts this year, for our own Craig Hosie’s judgement. Julie’s Gunner (Zwartbos Carisbroke) was BoB with his sist ...
This article was posted on: 21-Jun-17
Breed notes (Dog World - Elaine Sharpe) Supplement - 22 Jun 2017
MY sincere apologies to all concerned. At Border Union BoB was Zwartbos Arreton, wners Ellen & Thomas Gutjahr, with Julie Condron’s Z. Carisbroke BoS. Only goes to show you shouldn’t do things that require concentration ...
This article was posted on: 22-Jun-17
Breed Notes (Dog World - Elaine Sharpe) - 28 Jun 201
With the demise of the weekly paper “Dog World” that was the instigator of these breed notes - they went into liquidation last week - it seems a little strange to be writing this week, but I hope that my jottings will still be ...
This article was posted on: 29-Jun-17
Breed Notes (Our Dogs - Craig Hosie) - 17 Jul 2017
It is with great sadness that I received a call from Steve Shone to say that himself and Val had to make the difficult decision to have Flynn put to sleep whilst they were in Holland visiting their friends at the annual breed show ...
This article was posted on: 29-Jun-17
Breed Notes (Our Dogs - Craig Hosie) 24 July 2017
This week we had Leeds CH show, which to be honest is one of the shows which I have never attended due to their being no breed classes on offer for Hovawarts. I believe the venue is lovely and is in a good location for those who h ...
This article was posted on: 09-Aug-17
Breed Notes (Our Dogs - Craig Hosie) 9 Aug 2017
Our young Hovie girl Holly, doesn’t stop surprising us and her new trick is her agile nature . She has started jumping the dog gate in the house which separates the kitchen and hall way and then manages to open the dog gate at ...
This article was posted on: 09-Aug-17
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Breed Notes (Our Dogs - Craig Hosie) - 17 Jul 2017
Breed notes (Dog World - Elaine Sharpe) Supplement - 22 Jun 2017
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