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Breed Notes - 04 Sep 2012
The holidays are over and children and grandchildren all gone. The house is quiet and the dogs are back stretched out on the kitchen stone floor. (They all hid in the garden with small children around). Peace and quiet reigns – ...
This article was posted on: 10-Sep-12
Breed Notes - 02 Sep 2012
I was stewarding at SKC Ch show last weekend on hound day and what a lovely time I had, a long day but it was nice to see different breeds that I would not normally see as I always attend on working day. Looking at the results fro ...
This article was posted on: 04-Sep-12
Breed Notes - 20 Aug 2012
I will start this week with the sad news that Mark Tyerman had to say goodbye to his faithful companion Hoffen Hills Hluma DE Noir at a very good age of fourteen, Sona as she was called was imported and you would see Mark and Sona ...
This article was posted on: 04-Sep-12
Breed Notes - 11 Sep 2012
Busy week and quite nice to get back to normal after the long summer break with its visitors, children and grandchildren. Saturday was Richmond Ch. Show at Loseley Park, always a great venue (unless it is muddy!), and with a fine ...
This article was posted on: 11-Sep-12
Breed Notes - 11 Jan 2012
2012 promises to be an exciting year for three reasons! The Olympic Games, the Queen’s Jubilee, and our own IHF Conference and Show Weekend in October. There is lots to look forward to, then, and the IHF weekend to plan for. Th ...
This article was posted on: 11-Jan-12
Breed Notes - 17 Jan 2012
The postponed committee meeting was finally held on Sunday, at our house here in Herefordshire, and we were delighted that Anne brought with her the 12 week old black bitch puppy that she has kept from her recent litter. Her name ...
This article was posted on: 18-Jan-12
Breed Notes - 24 Jan 2012
I feel just like Cinderella at the moment, shall I go to the Ball with Acorn for the Contest of Champions? What the dickens will I wear? Posh frock with trainers (so I can run)? It is always exciting to be invited to these things ...
This article was posted on: 25-Jan-12
Breed Notes - 31 Jan 2012
We thoroughly enjoyed Maggie’s Training Day last Saturday, at the village hall in Worplesdon, near Guildford, and when I spoke to her on the telephone today, she told me that she had had several appreciative calls herself. The C ...
This article was posted on: 02-Feb-12
Breed Notes - 8 Feb 2012
Last week’s Dog World had (among a lot of other interesting articles!) a couple of statistics relating to our breed. Firstly, the entry details for Crufts were published. They show an entry of 38 from 35 dogs & bitches, which is ...
This article was posted on: 08-Feb-12
Breed Notes 14 Feb 2012
Hovawart Breed Notes 14/2/2012 I was on the horns of a dilemma last Thursday, because Acorn was entered both at the National Working etc. open show on Saturday, and the Welsh KC working trial on Sunday, and whilst she might have ...
This article was posted on: 20-Feb-12
Breed Notes - 28 Feb 2012
Sorry for the lack of notes last week, it was half term, and I had two little grandchildren, aged 2 and 6, to look after. The dogs had to take a back seat for a couple of days although I did promise I would make it up to them wit ...
This article was posted on: 29-Feb-12
Breed Notes - 14 Mar 2012
Well, it has been and gone, and we are now chewing over the event that was Crufts 2012. We went on the Saturday for the showing, and the Sunday for Discover Dogs, so were able to see both sides of things, so to speak. It is undoub ...
This article was posted on: 14-Mar-12
Breed Notes - 20 Mar 2012
Following up from last week, and still thinking about Crufts, it was good to see two of our Club’s Vice Presidents at the ringside for the judging, Deanna Crick and Julie Condron. Deanna told me that it isn’t easy for her to ...
This article was posted on: 21-Mar-12
Breed Notes - 4 Apr 2012
The recent AGM held at Elinor Anderson’s lovely home was attended by only ten members, making it a small intimate affair which quickly dealt with all the business issues in the morning followed by a good lunch, Elinor’s soup i ...
This article was posted on: 05-Apr-12
Breed Notes - 10 Apr 2012
It has been a very strange week. The first thing that was odd, funny if you weren’t me, was the incident of mistaken identity of a car that I could have sworn was Elinor’s. I was meeting up with her for a training session on T ...
This article was posted on: 11-Apr-12
Breed Notes - 18 Apr 2012
The committee of the Hovawart Club of GB met the 21st century head-on last Saturday evening when they held a meeting by “conference call”. It was superbly organised and orchestrated by Susi Thayer, who appears to be a bit of ...
This article was posted on: 19-Apr-12
Breed Notes - 20 Apr 2012
Welcome to Hovawart breed notes for Our Dogs, I hope that owners of our lovely breed will pass on their news so that I can tell everyone. Remember its your column. This week I will tell you about Cuillin , our old boy who has ju ...
This article was posted on: 21-Apr-12
Breed Notes - 25 Apr 2012
I had to set off on my own this year to Working and Pastoral Breeds of Wales, Builth Wells on Saturday, but then I guess it is almost of “local” show and for once I found my way easily. We were third in the ring, but judging m ...
This article was posted on: 21-Apr-12
Breed Notes - 8 May 2012
It was really nice to read Craig Hosie’s words on the club web site last week, I hope it will be a regular feature as we in the Midlands really never know what goes on north of the border. I must admit that after reading Mrs. ...
This article was posted on: 25-Apr-12
Breed Notes - 14 May 2012
Carrying on from breed notes a few weeks ago, at Welsh working , Julie Condrons young boy Zwartbos Carisbroke got Best Rare breed working and not only that he has passed his good citizens bronze . Well done . I mentioned last tim ...
This article was posted on: 09-May-12
Breed Notes - 15 May 2012
It was Birmingham National last weekend, and with the thoughtful information of “not before 1.00am” written in the schedule, we could have breakfast on the way and travel the “pretty” route. Judging started very soon aft ...
This article was posted on: 14-May-12
Breed Notes - 22 May 2012
A lady from Surrey e mailed recently and said she thought her next dog must be a Hovawart. She had not seen them in the flesh, but from the description in the books she had read they “ticked all her boxes” – and where could ...
This article was posted on: 16-May-12
Breed Notes - 29 May 2012
Our breed definitely has great aptitude for the job of watchdog. This was exemplified to me by an email from Harry, or rather Harry’s owner Brian Waterlow, describing an incident that took place during this recent spell of lovel ...
This article was posted on: 23-May-12
Breed Notes - 10 Jun 2012
Over the last few weeks it has been a busy time for me as my dog club was organising a companion dog show in the village and I was also judging at SKC ch show. The weather at skc was dry and our breed was outside, third in the rin ...
This article was posted on: 10-Jun-12
Breed Notes - 12 Jun 2012
First and foremost this week news from Paula and Merlot, again, to say that they had won a second consecutive first place in Novice at Newbury last weekend. Their judge was none other than Mary Ray, (appearing at the IHF weekend f ...
This article was posted on: 13-Jun-12
Breed Notes - 19 Jun 2012
John was the Judge at Border Union show last weekend, and I went with him to keep him company on the long drive. We set off, on Friday afternoon, in the dry, but from Hereford onwards it rained persistently, not ideal driving cond ...
This article was posted on: 20-Jun-12
Breed Notes - 3 Jul 2012
I enjoyed Wendy Beasley’s Working Trials notes in DW last week very much, but I must immediately also add the name of Elinor Anderson’s “Nettle” (Pines Porsche of Myrtillas CDex) to the list of Hovawarts that have gained t ...
This article was posted on: 04-Jul-12
Breed Notes - 1 Jul 2012
Some show results to catch up with this week and starting off with Dundee Canine club open show where our judge Mr Roy Baker ( Sylbecq ) had an entry of nine dogs in two classes with four absentees, finding his BOB in Heather McMa ...
This article was posted on: 16-Jul-12
Breed Notes - 17 Jul 2012
It must be summer because a couple of the chickens have gone “broody” and a couple of the dogs are having a rip-roaring moult, but with all this rain and absolutely no sun, it sure doesn’t feel like it. Have heard from St ...
This article was posted on: 18-Jul-12
Breed Notes - 1 Aug 2012
Had a couple of hip scores from Maggie Spencer, Hightimbers Tuppence was 3-4 and exactly the same for Hightimbers Penny. Always a relief when you receive the KC certificates. I was reading in a recent DW that the KC has made cha ...
This article was posted on: 01-Aug-12
Breed Notes - 8 Aug 2012
There is sad news first this week. I received an e mail from Min, up in Scotland, letting me know that Jiska was put to sleep on the 6th August to save her further suffering. She had pancreatic cancer which Min tried to control wi ...
This article was posted on: 08-Aug-12
Breed Notes - 21 Aug 2012
HOVAWART BREED NOTES More sad news to write about this week. Hoffen Hills Hluma de Noir (Sona) had to be euthanized last week, she was 14 years old, which is a simply wonderful age, and I know she was adored by her owner Mark in ...
This article was posted on: 21-Aug-12
Breed Notes - 16 Sep 2012
It was lovely weather at Richmond last weekend for our judge Mr Kinsey ( Kitarn ) who had a good entry of 15 with only one absentee, there was three classes scheduled and he found his BOB in Miss Campbell’s black and gold Pines ...
This article was posted on: 12-Sep-12
Breed notes - 18 Sept 2012
I am now absolutely certain that dog people are quite potty!! We have just been to the German Club Show near Leipzig for the day. We left here at midday on Saturday, drove 4 hours to Stansted, flew to Leipzig in the evening, staye ...
This article was posted on: 24-Sep-12
Breed Notes - 3 Oct 2012
Firstly, some good news…Val Shone phoned to tell me that she has had Chale’s (Zwartbos Chale) hip score, 3:4, below the breed average of 9, but I have to say the bill was unbelievable. I am so pleased we weren’t able to move ...
This article was posted on: 26-Sep-12
Breed Notes - 16 Oct 2012 The Show
Well, it came and it went – the International Hovawart Federation Convention Weekend, hosted by the Hovawart Club of Great Britain at the N.R.A. at Bisley Rifle Range, in Surrey from Friday (14th October) at midday, through to S ...
This article was posted on: 03-Oct-12
Breed Notes - 25 Oct 2012
I have been waiting most eagerly to read the critiques of the judges from our show, and the full versions have been posted on the club website. In the UK, as you know, we only get the first two placements published, and indeed, m ...
This article was posted on: 17-Oct-12
Breed Notes - 31 Oct 2012
I’m still mulling over the IHF weekend in my mind, reliving the experience, much less anxiously than at the time, now we know that it went off OK, and even have the first pictures of the class winners going onto the club website ...
This article was posted on: 25-Oct-12
Breed Notes - 6 Nov 2012
I received some sad news this week. Our Chinese friend, Agnes, who has two of our dogs in Hong Kong, has just had to make the ultimate decision for her beloved DorDor (Pines Lotus) at the age of twelve and a bit. DorDor was from t ...
This article was posted on: 31-Oct-12
Breed Notes - 12 Nov 2012
Another Discover Dogs over, another year of talking to the general public all day, with lots of interest. Whether it was just a general interest in several of the breeds, or whether folk will go on to actually own a hovawart will ...
This article was posted on: 07-Nov-12
Breed notes - 20 Nov 2012
HOVAWART BREED NOTES I had a nice letter this week from the Events Executive from Discover Dogs, thanking everybody for the contribution made towards the huge success of Discover Dogs 2012. The exhibition attracted a record gat ...
This article was posted on: 25-Nov-12
Breed Notes - 4 Dec 2012
At the recent committee meeting poor Maggie Spencer looked as if she had been sparring with Freddie Flintoff. After a fall on a banana skin (yes, seriously) she had a broken finger and a very bruised face and chin, but with her us ...
This article was posted on: 04-Dec-12
Breed Notes - 12 Dec 2012
Not going to LKA this year as we have qualified the two dogs we would be taking to Crufts, so no last minute effort to slip in a late qualifier, not to mention the usual Christmas shopping! The Crufts schedule is now out, and loo ...
This article was posted on: 05-Dec-12