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Breed Notes - 8th Jan 2013
Well, it’s the new year, and the world didn’t end last month, as some were predicting….just as well, really, because we had made no provision for it. I am reminded of the sketch from Beyond the Fringe (my age is showing!) on ...
This article was posted on: 07-Jan-13
Breed Notes - 15 Jan 2013
Things are returning to normal about now after the Christmas break, and at our local Ringcraft Classes held in the village hall on a Tuesday afternoon I got talking to a Beagle exhibitor who was training a super male Beagle who h ...
This article was posted on: 09-Jan-13
Breed Notes - 20 Jan 2013
Happy new year to all and I hope you all had a lovely time and the dogs are well. 2013 kicked off with our first Championship show to hold classes for hovawarts, this being a first time for Manchester who kindly gave us 3 classes ...
This article was posted on: 16-Jan-13
Breed Notes - 22 Jan 2013
It was rather by accident that I saw James Dunn (Spicemill Hovawarts) on the BBC programme, “The One Show”, on Monday night. It was in connection with his work with the Search and Rescue in Kent and although it showed a black ...
This article was posted on: 20-Jan-13
Breed Notes - 23 Jan 2013
It had been agreed to have a Conference Call (posh name for a telephone committee meeting) last Saturday, but neither John or I have realized that we had previously booked seats for “Skyfall” at the Courtyard, the local Herefo ...
This article was posted on: 23-Jan-13
Breed Notes - 13 Feb 2013
The KC Good Citizen Award ceremony was held on 8th February at the Kennel Club and our representative was Sue Scully and her daughter Claire. The awards were as follows:- The Lochaber and District Canine Soc. came first, The South ...
This article was posted on: 31-Jan-13
Breed Notes - 26 Feb 2013
With Crufts nearly upon us, I think these will be the last notes before then. I am expecting the usual German visitors again this year, and am hopeful that one of the really good English speakers will help us to get Acorn’s eye ...
This article was posted on: 13-Feb-13
Breed Notes - 19 Mar 2013
Looking back at Crufts now, it proved to be one of the best years for John and me. It is always good to win Veteran and this year we were particularly thrilled with Orchid at eleven and a bit years old steaming around the ring wi ...
This article was posted on: 27-Feb-13
Breed Notes - 26 Mar 2013
Six months has now elapsed since our visit to the Ophthalmic Vet in Leominster with Acorn, and today was the day of our appointment with a German Ophthalmic Vet. Originally, we thought we would have to go to Germany, but Crista, w ...
This article was posted on: 20-Mar-13
Breed Notes - 15 Apr 2013
Sorry for the lack of notes, news has been thin on the ground, but will start with crufts which I was unable to attend this year. I was glued to the television for the four days which showed excellent coverage and with each BOB ge ...
This article was posted on: 27-Mar-13
Breed Notes - 16 Apr 2013
Sunday 14th April was the club AGM held this year at the home of our hardworking secretary Liz, in Bradmore, Nottinghamshire. With only eleven attending we got down to business and finished in record time. With Elinor Anderson ...
This article was posted on: 16-Apr-13
Breed Notes - 1 May 2013
It is a shame the entry at Welsh Working was poor, but Gill must have been pleased anyway with Chalkie (Berkenbos Chinook) going BoB and Ann’s Annvad Lady Farica going BB. The entries at Championship shows are very worrying – ...
This article was posted on: 17-Apr-13
Breed Notes - 7 May 2013
Sad news to start this week’s breed notes, “Beck” was put to sleep to prevent further suffering a couple of days ago. She leaves a big hole in the Travis household, and we do all know how that feels! With the arrival of a li ...
This article was posted on: 01-May-13
Breed Notes - 14 May 2013
We only just made the start of judging at the National last Saturday. We had allowed ourselves the luxury of stopping for breakfast, and were only just pulling up in the Car Park at Stafford County Showground when we heard the ann ...
This article was posted on: 08-May-13
Breed Notes - 10 Jun 2013
It was very definitely a mistake to praise the internet last month, as we have been off-line almost ever since!! Happily, the problem has, after 2 weeks, now been fixed, but I am certainly not going to say how nice it is to see th ...
This article was posted on: 12-Jun-13
Breed Notes - 20 Jun 2013
I’m almost frightened to touch this computer today, as everything in the last week has broken down……the fridge, the lawn-mower, and my wonderful old van. That is the three things, so maybe that’s it! One bit of good news ...
This article was posted on: 20-Jun-13
Breed Notes - 27 Jun 2013
As a result of another “conference call” committee meeting, plans are nearing completion for the Club weekend at the end of September. This year the Show itself is on the Saturday, September 28th, and we are back to our usual ...
This article was posted on: 27-Jun-13
Breed Notes - 2 Jul 2013
Val Shone went to Windsor Ch. Show last weekend and telephoned to say that her “Finn” had got Best A.V.N.S.C. with “Levi” owned by Pam and Lucy Campbell getting RBD. Val did the double, also getting BB with “Ria” .The ...
This article was posted on: 30-Jun-13
Breed Notes - 10 Jul 2013
First of all, an apology due to Val & Steve Shone from last week’s notes. Their boy’s name is Flynn, not Finn (he’s my grandson!), and anyway, he didn’t win AVNSC at Windsor, Ria did (I hope I have her name right…it soun ...
This article was posted on: 03-Jul-13
Breed notes - 23rd July 2013
Hovawart Breed notes 23 July 2013 I think this prolonged spell of hot weather has taken its toll, and not just because our wonderful dogs are not really designed for it. We had what could have been a real disaster a couple of day ...
This article was posted on: 23-Jul-13
Breed notes - 6 August 2013
Last night I had a phone call from a rather exhausted Liz, our club secretary. She, Lynn and their dogs had just got home from Paignton show after a nightmarish journey, no particular difficulties, just an enormous amount of tra ...
This article was posted on: 06-Aug-13
Breed notes - 13 August 2013
Sometimes I think Acorn understands exactly what I’m saying, because six weeks before her season is due she decides to be early, thus making absolutely certain that two working trials, one championship breed show, three training ...
This article was posted on: 14-Aug-13
Breed notes - 20 August 2013
Hovawart Breed notes 20/08/13 As expected, we weren’t able to take Acorn (in season) or Flag (recovering from the HD test anaesthetic) to the Welsh KC show last Saturday, but we did go because Little Dorrit was entered in th ...
This article was posted on: 27-Aug-13
Breed Notes - 31 Aug 2013
Welsh kennel club has been and gone and with an entry of 5 with 3 absentees for judge Derek Smith who found his BOB in the dog Zwartbos Carisbrooke owned by Julie Condron and best bitch went to Ann Travis Annvad Lady Farica. Julie ...
This article was posted on: 03-Sep-13
Breed Notes - 9 Sep 2013
Good news this week with our Caileag ( ANNVAD DAIMYS PRINCESS FOR HOSARVAR ) gaining her IHF Champion Title. This is a great achievement with her being only the second hovawart in Great Britain to gain such an award and being the ...
This article was posted on: 09-Sep-13
Breed Notes - 11 Sep 2013
We missed the Richmond Show this year because we were actually away on holiday. This is somewhat of a miracle, as leaving the dogs and other livestock is not easy, but this year we had Gilly, who used to walk the dogs with me unti ...
This article was posted on: 11-Sep-13
Breed Notes - 16 Sep 2013
Starting the notes this week with an apology to Mrs Woodger who actually got the reserve best dog at Richmond with Hightimbers Tuppence and not as stated in my breed notes last week. I had taken my results from Higham Press websit ...
This article was posted on: 17-Sep-13
Breed Notes - 17 Sep 2013
Lots of good things to report on this week. Firstly, today Val Shone telephoned to announce the arrival of 6 puppies. Puppies always excite me, and although Val and Steve are exhausted from being up all night, Val was thrilled to ...
This article was posted on: 20-Sep-13
Breed Notes - 1 Oct 2013
We are just about recovering from a Hovawart overload at the weekend, with the Club show on Saturday, and the seminar on Sunday. Fortunately, the weather gods smiled on us the whole time, although first thing Saturday did look a b ...
This article was posted on: 02-Oct-13
Breed Notes - 9 Oct 2013
“Phew!” can hardly hit the key board today, we have been repairing fences and erecting new ones, and my shoulders and right arm are showing the strain! As soon as the leaves start dropping the “holes” appear in the hedgero ...
This article was posted on: 09-Oct-13
Breed Notes - 14 Oct 2013
The club show is over for another year and the committee worked hard to make it another success. On the Saturday we had the show with breed specialist Mr Michael Kunze from Germany judging and he found his BIS in the bitch Pines A ...
This article was posted on: 16-Oct-13
Breed Notes - 16 Oct 2013
I caught up with Val Shone this week, and was pleased to hear that all the puppies are doing well and gaining weight. They are having their “Character Tests” in a couple of weeks, which is always a busy but happy afternoon. ...
This article was posted on: 16-Oct-13
Breed Notes - 29 Oct 2013
This week there is a real follow-on from last week’s notes…Maggie Spencer returned to the scene of her triumphs at Ardingley this last weekend, and went one better with her youngster, Dollar (Hightimbers Dollar), winning the n ...
This article was posted on: 04-Nov-13
Breed Notes - 22 Oct 2013
Just like the start of an old joke, this week we have some good news and some bad news. Perhaps I should deal with the bad news first. Poor Val shone has fallen and broken her wrist. This is painful and disabling at the best of ti ...
This article was posted on: 11-Nov-13
Breed Notes - 12 Nov 2013
I am sorry there were no notes last week. Usually this happens when there doesn’t seem to be much of interest to write about, but last week we had to say goodbye to our lovely old Limerick, a month after her 15th birthday. She h ...
This article was posted on: 13-Nov-13
Breed Notes - 17 Nov 2013
Well the last show for 2013 that scheduled Hovawarts is over and Working & Pastoral Breeds Association of Scotland was held at Ingliston in Edinburgh with a reasonable entry of seven with one absentee for our judge Mr Richards. We ...
This article was posted on: 18-Nov-13
Breed Notes - 19 Nov 2013
Two busy weekends have just passed. Discover Dogs was manic on Sunday, and Maggie and Lloyd said that Saturday was also very busy this year. I felt that there were several serious enquires about our breed, and just hope that they ...
This article was posted on: 20-Nov-13
Breed Notes - 4 Dec 2013
I can’t believe it is December again. It only seems a couple of months since I was writing Christmas cards, and I’m at it again. My Mother said time went far more quickly the older you get, and I’m suddenly agreeing with he ...
This article was posted on: 05-Dec-13
Breed Notes - 12 Dec 2013
A couple of days ago, I received an email that was music to my ears as a breednote writer. It is so hard to get information from people about their activities with their dogs, so that I have something interesting to let you know a ...
This article was posted on: 11-Dec-13
Breed Notes - 18 Dec 2013
Entries are now being taken for Crufts, although you do have until well into January. I like to get this done early, because things can easily be forgotten over the festive season. Our judge for 2014 is Albert Wight, who last judg ...
This article was posted on: 18-Dec-13