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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 blonde girl Isalynn V Elderens Hof who has had an excellent show career and who is no stranger to the top awards in the breed with BD going to Janice Robinson & Dave Brown’s handsome blonde boy from the puppy class with reserve dog going to Louise Nichol’s Bergenhovs Jackpot which Louise had imported from Sweden, a lovely B&G boy . The reserve bitch went to a B&G which was home bred by Mr & Mrs Mclure , Kanukalos Burletta, what a lovely win , I had last seen this bitch when she made her début at 6 months old under me at the club show . The veteran and puppy winners are from the very successful Pines kennel owned by John & Elaine Sharpe , with their well known Pines Acorn CDEX, UDEX taking the veteran award with their new home bred puppy Pines Flash Bang Wallop winning the puppy class, both B&G. What was nice was that Ben had commented on the breeds lovely temperament and how they were a joy to judge , what a lovely way to start his critique and certainly is praise to the handlers and dogs who attended, and not only that but the critique from Welsh working by Karen Kennedy was also published and she had commented on a lovely quality entry with herself having to make difficult decision’s for the awards in each class. I personally think we should keep a record of all shows which schedule breed classes along with the judge and if a critique has been issued , we used to get these in the year book / news letters from the breed club but with other news to be included and all other disciplines in dogs to be covered there probably isn’t the space and getting a mix to make it interesting so it’s not only show news for the pet owner to read. I know of shows were critiques have still not been published. Maybe something for the club to do on behalf of its members as I know other breed clubs who do this.
The next set of results were kindly sent to me by Ellen Gutjahr who went along to Perthshire Open show where Hovawarts had one class under judge Mrs McColl with an entry of seven and she found her BOB in Ellen’s girl Bella , a blonde , her posh name Zwartbos Arreton another top winning blonde in the breed who is no stranger to the top awards with second going to Ellen’s Robin , Driftingsky Dusk a B&G boy with 3rd place going to Mins Blonde boy , Minches Chief Riever . It was a good week for the blondes and most important well done to all who took time out their busy schedule to support the above classes and promote our lovely breed. Well done. The time you read these notes , SKC will be on with an entry of 8 dogs for Mrs Stansbury (Woodbriar) 3 classes and The hovawart club of Ireland are holding a show the same weekend and down south Redditch & District has 3 classes for judge Jay Horgan (Aritaur). Please send results and I can include them in my notes and wishing you all very good luck to those who are showing this weekend. Finally to finish with Bath CH show who are scheduling classes for the breed for the first time with Gill Stockton taking central stage has an entry of 11 and Julie Condrons black dog Gunner , Zwartbos Carisbrooke is raising money for Stroke association and he is going into Julie’s work next Friday to be Stroked for a monetary donation to raise funds for this worthy cause. The picture of Gunner wearing his stroke association T shirt against his gleaming black jacket is beautiful. Good luck Julie and I am sure there will be a queue of people lining up to clap him.
Craig Hosie
This article was posted on: 15-May-17