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Breed Notes - 30 Mar 2011
Thank you Elinor Anderson for hosting the Hovawart Club of Gt. Britain AGM in your dining room, it made a wonderful venue, although not the easiest house to find the first time! Maggie and Janet left far too early, anxious not to ...
This article was posted on: 30-Mar-11
Breed Notes - 05 Apr 2011
First and foremost a request from Gill Stockton to convey her thanks to all the dog friends that has sent her cards, flowers, and messages of sympathy for the long illness and subsequent death of her Mother. Gill has not been abl ...
This article was posted on: 06-Apr-11
Breed Notes - 12 Apr 2011
Always remember if you ever need to put your dogs into professional kennels the first thing you will be asked for is the dog’s inoculation certificates. This is exactly what has happened to us recently. Everything here is usu ...
This article was posted on: 14-Apr-11
Breed Notes - 18 Apr 2011
This week I received from Ans Schellekens, our club patron from the Netherlands, a circular from Animal Planet TV network in USA asking for anyone with a living hovawart that has done something extraordinary…examples given are h ...
This article was posted on: 19-Apr-11
Breed Notes - 03 May 2011
Eleven o’clock on a Friday morning, and John sitting down in the sitting room with all the dogs around him – this is no ordinary day they decided! No work for the master, and mistress out of the way as well, what a treat, let ...
This article was posted on: 04-May-11
Breed Notes - 18 May 2011
It was at our club show last year, John and I decided to travel to the Czech Republic. Our judge that day was Tapio Eerola from Finland who talked to any remaining club members still left (clearing up) in the make-shift canteen ab ...
This article was posted on: 18-May-11
Breed Notes - 23 May 2011
Sad day yesterday.. Pines Little Rock (Tilly) died peacefully at the Vets in recovery from a bloat. She was nearly 14 and had had many a “senior moment” but during Saturday afternoon whilst pottering out in the paddock with J ...
This article was posted on: 23-May-11
Breed Notes - 30 May 2011
Congratulations to Maggie Spencer who has recently qualified out of Novice with Gracie, at an Obedience show in Aylesbury, under Judge Donna Bastin. Maggie has been training very hard as Gracie had a grand litter of puppies six ...
This article was posted on: 30-May-11
Breed Notes - 11 Jan 2011
Sometimes puppies are born in a rush…certainly we have had a litter of half a dozen born within a couple of hours or so…but Maggie Spencer’s eight took what must have seemed forever, well in excess of 24 hours, with a propor ...
This article was posted on: 05-Jan-11
Breed Notes - 18 Jan 2011
Following on from Dog World 14th January the headlines, referring to the Kennel Club’s decision no longer to register puppies born by caesarean section from a bitch that has already had two such operations, got me thinking, and ...
This article was posted on: 12-Jan-11
Breed Notes - 25 Jan 2011
Orchid frightened us today, or, to be more accurate, the vets did the frightening about her. She is just approaching what I (rather unscientifically) regard as a dangerous age in dogs, 9. It seems that cancers and other such nasti ...
This article was posted on: 26-Jan-11
Breed Notes - 15 Feb 2011
I’m feeling a bit drained this week as it has been a rather disappointing time on the Working Trials front with Whistle. In spite of really training long and hard, and finding strange fields and different venues to practice all ...
This article was posted on: 16-Feb-11
Breed Notes - 23 Feb 2011
It is only a couple of weeks till Crufts, and this year our entries are down on last year’s 52, with 15 dogs and 19 bitches making 37 entries in all. It will be interesting to see who has come over from the continent this year. ...
This article was posted on: 28-Feb-11
Breed Notes - 6 Mar 2011
Elinor Anderson was at an obedience training weekend recently, and came away with a super idea for play stimulation. Acorn thinks it is absolutely wonderful. What you do is get a horse lunging whip, tie a smallish bit of cloth to ...
This article was posted on: 07-Mar-11
Breed Notes - 23 Mar 2011
Crufts, all over again for another year, and as Crufts’s goes it was quite a good one I felt, once I found the right area. We were rather tucked away in a corner of Hall 4, and our three benches were immediately under the la ...
This article was posted on: 23-Mar-11
Breed Notes - 07 Jun 2011
We have been sent details of a two day course being run by Caroline & James Dunn (Spicemill), under the banner of “Mind your Dog”, entitled “It’s all about the nose!” They are covering all aspects of nosework, and give a ...
This article was posted on: 08-Jun-11
Breed Notes - 21 Jun 2011
This last weekend, we made the long (just shy of 600 miles for the round trip) drive to Kelso for the Border Union show, which was giving a first proper opportunity to Carol Turner to judge the breed, some nine years after she was ...
This article was posted on: 22-Jun-11
Breed Notes - 28 Jun 2011
One of the golden rules of dog training is to ensure that your dog has more fun with you “play “training, than being on its own. Acorn (2 years) hasn’t grasped this concept and her latest garden hobby is pouncing on the gro ...
This article was posted on: 29-Jun-11
Breed Notes - 5 Jul 2011
Elinor Anderson telephoned this week with the sad news that Nettle had died on Monday in her garden. Nettle (Pines Porsche of Myrtillas CDex) would have been 11 years old this coming Sunday. Together Elinor and Nettle had achiev ...
This article was posted on: 06-Jul-11
Breed Notes - 12 Jul 2011
Time is running out for pictures to be submitted to Julie for the 2012 Calendar. Please send any you think suitable to her on hofwarth.condron@btinternet.com as soon as possible, before the end of the month for preference, as we v ...
This article was posted on: 13-Jul-11
Breed Notes - 20 Jul 2011
Exciting times right now at Val and Steve Shone’s, what with the puppies due within the week, and now their website up and running. It is a welcome addition to the growing number of Hovawart sites in the UK, and viewable on www. ...
This article was posted on: 20-Jul-11
Breed Notes - 26 Jul 2011
Last Saturday was the Reunion Fun and Training Day organized by Maggie Spencer, as an enjoyable way to raise funds for the club with the 2012 IHF conference weekend looming ever closer (October 2012). A good time was had by all, a ...
This article was posted on: 27-Jul-11
Breed Notes - 3 August 2011
It’s the school holidays, and that means grandchildren all over the house for the next couple of weeks or so. The dogs take a couple of days to get used to the noise and confusion, but quickly discover the advantages of high cha ...
This article was posted on: 03-Aug-11
Breed Notes - 16 August 2011
HOVAWART Breed Notes 16/08/11 Last week I had a flat tyre. I was on my way to meet with Elinor Anderson, for us both to go training together, she for obedience with her two new non-hovawarts, and I with Acorn for trials practice ...
This article was posted on: 17-Aug-11
Breed Notes - 6 Sep 2011
The holidays are over, and everything is slowly getting back to normal. The house is quiet, and the dogs are all resting in normal places, the necessity for hiding themselves away has passed. Gill Stockton has returned from the IF ...
This article was posted on: 07-Sep-11
Breed Notes - 13 Sep 2011
I know that summer sunshine is wonderful, but walking dogs, particularly those with coats designed to withstand an eastern German winter, which I know from experience can have temperatures of minus 15 for weeks on end, on hot stic ...
This article was posted on: 15-Sep-11
Breed Notes - 20 Sep 2011
Firstly, some show news. There were very few entries at Darlington, and even fewer attendees, but it was still better than last year, when nobody showed up at all. I have to say I fear for the future of our classes there. This yea ...
This article was posted on: 21-Sep-11
Breed Notes - 27 Sep 2011
The club sponsors classes at the Bedford & District Canine Society Open Show, at Moulton Agricultural College, so we felt a certain obligation to enter. After consulting the schedule we realized that it would be an early start (un ...
This article was posted on: 28-Sep-11
Breed Notes - 4 Oct 2011
Well, it is all over for another year. We were very lucky with the weather. Apparently, at home, 50 miles south of the venue, it was a swelteringly hot day, with non-stop sunshine, but at Oswestry, it was dull and overcast, with a ...
This article was posted on: 05-Oct-11
Breed Notes - 11 Oct 2011
It’s so easy to be wise, after the event! For a couple of years now we have been meaning to have a bitch speyed and somehow have never got around to it, resulting in a nearly 9 year old suffering a pyometra with all its complic ...
This article was posted on: 12-Oct-11
Breed Notes - 18 Oct 2011
HOVAWART BREED NOTES I was quite surprised to receive a telephone call from the Kennel Club’s Accedited …whoops, Assured Breeder Scheme last week, asking for a convenient day to visit us. It seemed only a couple of years sin ...
This article was posted on: 20-Oct-11
Breed Notes - 1 Nov 2011
After speaking to Julie this evening, I learnt of the death of Anne Travis’s Mother which came as a shock to the family as she had recovered from a bout of cellulitis and was about to leave hospital when she had a heart attack a ...
This article was posted on: 02-Nov-11
Breed Notes - 8 Nov 2011
We received an interesting letter this week from Frank Komatar in Utah in the USA, who is an avid hunter, as they often are in the wilder parts of America, together with a picture of his 11 year old Hovawart that he got when she w ...
This article was posted on: 09-Nov-11
Breed Notes - 15 Nov 2011
Somehow I can’t imagine the Sunday of Discover Dogs, at Earls Court, not being Remembrance Sunday. It always amazes me that it can go so quiet, so quickly, seconds before Big Ben chimes out 11.00 o’clock, a very moving experi ...
This article was posted on: 16-Nov-11
Breed Notes - 29 Nov 2011
We soon won’t have to leave the comfort of our own homes to purchase just about anything as a result of the Internet and all it offers. Being of an age where IT is like a foreign language it has taken me longer than some folk t ...
This article was posted on: 30-Nov-11
Breed Notes - 6 Dec 2011
Completely out of the blue Acorn started coughing! Where on earth do the bugs come from? Thank goodness she is very well in herself, but that obvious cough and little piles of white foam around the kitchen floor leave me with no ...
This article was posted on: 07-Dec-11
Breed Notes - 14 Dec 2011
A friend of a friend who is very successful in obedience has recently had a litter of puppies, tailored particularly for obedience – part Beardie and part Border collie. The puppies are now two weeks old and to assist their deve ...
This article was posted on: 14-Dec-11