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Breed Notes - 7 Jan 2014
Julie has sent me details of the Hovawarts that have qualified for this year’s Crufts. Firstly, last year’s show provided 5 UK dogs, 1 Irish and 3 from the continent, together with 5 UK bitches, 3 Irish and 2 from the continen ...
This article was posted on: 08-Jan-14
Breed Notes - 12 Jan 2014
Welcome to the first breed notes for 2014 with Our Dogs and I do hope you and all your Hovawarts had a wonderful Christmas. I was working over the festive period and therefore Sarah and the kids were invited to friends for dinner ...
This article was posted on: 13-Jan-14
Breed Notes - 20 Jan 2014
Well Manchester CH show was held this weekend and Hovawarts were scheduled on Saturday with three classes and an entry of two with one absentee for our judge Mr Andrew Brace who awarded the BOB to Ann Travis with her puppy, Annv ...
This article was posted on: 20-Jan-14
Breed Notes - 29 Jan 2014
I have just come off the phone from a joyous Liz, who was able to confirm that all her Christmas efforts, taking Mist (Driftingsky Mist) to Ireland, and being stuck there because of bad weather, have proved well worthwhile, becaus ...
This article was posted on: 29-Jan-14
Breed Notes - 5 Feb 2014
On Saturday, I met up with the rest of the “Obreedience” team at the KC Hall at Stoneleigh, where, for the first time, all the teams met for a dress rehearsal of the Crufts competition. It was quite a long day, but it was good ...
This article was posted on: 05-Feb-14
Breed Notes - 10 Feb 2014
Well crufts entries have been published with an entry of 19 dogs and 18 bitches giving an entry of 37 with some dogs and bitches being in more than one class which gives a total entry of 43 for our judge Mr Wight. I went in for my ...
This article was posted on: 10-Feb-14
Breed Notes - 12 Feb 2014
I got quite a surprise when I read in last week’s DW our entries for Crufts. I can’t remember when we last had 19 dogs entered, but John has looked back over the last few years and tells me that it is the second highest numbe ...
This article was posted on: 12-Feb-14
Breed Notes - 16 Feb 2014
This weekend was the National Working & Pastoral breeds open show held at the sports connection, Ryton-on-Dunsmore, Coventry where our judge Ms Yvonne Brason , ( Flambards ) had three classes of Hovawarts with three dogs who att ...
This article was posted on: 17-Feb-14
Breed Notes - 03 Mar 2014
Great news this week with the safe arrival of six puppies who are now one week old and are doing well, Liz and Lynn are exhausted but delighted and Mist who is a first time mum is doing a great job. The litter consists of three d ...
This article was posted on: 03-Mar-14
Breed Notes - 25 Feb 2014
Wonderful news! Liz and Lynne’s puppies have been born. In a lovely litter of 6, there are 2 b/g bitches, and one blonde, with the males the other way round. What could be more uplifting after such a miserable week or two we hav ...
This article was posted on: 05-Mar-14
Breed Notes - 11 Mar 2014
Well, after all that anticipation, it is now time to look back on Crufts 2014 It felt bigger than ever to me, and I know the actual number of dogs entered was up, but the walkways and aisles seemed crowded with crates and canvas ...
This article was posted on: 12-Mar-14
Breed Notes - 17 Mar 2014
Starting with congratulations to team Hovawart in the obreedience at crufts with Maggie, Elaine, Paula, Janet and Georgie with their wonderful team of B/G hovies getting placed second in the competition , what a fantastic achievem ...
This article was posted on: 17-Mar-14
Breed Notes - 18 March 2014
I have been keeping in touch with the Spencer household over the last few days. If you remember, Maggie went into hospital soon after Crufts to have a new knee. The operation went very well, but evidently she had a lot of pain sub ...
This article was posted on: 22-Mar-14
Breed Notes - 18 Mar 2014
I have been keeping in touch with the Spencer household over the last few days. If you remember, Maggie went into hospital soon after Crufts to have a new knee. The operation went very well, but evidently she had a lot of pain sub ...
This article was posted on: 23-Mar-14
Breed Notes - 25 Mar 2014
We would like to say how grateful we have been for all the expressions of condolence we have received following our Orchid’s death last Friday, as a result of an extremely aggressive carcinoma. John has written an obituary for h ...
This article was posted on: 26-Mar-14
Breed Notes - 9 Apr 2014
It was the Club AGM last Sunday, and there was a better than usual attendance at Liz & Lynne’s lovely home near Nottingham. Club business was speedily dispatched with nothing controversial on the agenda, allowing everyone time t ...
This article was posted on: 09-Apr-14
Breed Notes 14 Apr 2014
First I would like to send my wishes to John and Elaine after their loss of Orchid, Kynyaf Tia of Pines CDEX, UDEX, just over 12 years, Orchid was such a special dog making her mark in breed history with both awards in working tri ...
This article was posted on: 15-Apr-14
Breed Notes - 23 Apr 2013
Unfortunately John had work commitments and I was pretty tied up with Little Dorrit’s puppies last Saturday, so we were unable to attend Working & Pastoral Breeds of Wales at BuilthWells. Unfortunately the level of entries does ...
This article was posted on: 23-Apr-14
Breed Notes - 29 Apr 2014
We have been busy planning our trip to Ireland this week, the weekend of the 25th May, initially for the Irish Club show, but also incorporating a visit to Ruby and her eight puppies. They should be about 6 weeks, which is a gor ...
This article was posted on: 30-Apr-14
Breed Notes - 6 May 2014
Where do the days go, another week has just flown past. I have been looking on the Hovawart Club web site and found some nice pictures of the Ruby x Casper puppies in Ireland. They look very even and fat and healthy. I think it ha ...
This article was posted on: 07-May-14
Breed Notes - 13 May 2014
Unfortunately we missed the entries for Birmingham National, so we weren’t there to see Julie repeat her performance at Welsh Working by taking BoB with Gunner (Zwartbos Carisbrooke), with Ann again winning BB, this time with he ...
This article was posted on: 14-May-14
Breed Notes - 19 May 2014
Catching up with show results this week starting off with Perth open show where judge Nigel Morgan had one class of Hovawarts to judge with an entry of five, finding his BOB in Min Inches , Minches Chief Riever who also got group ...
This article was posted on: 19-May-14
Breed Notes 27 May 2014
Well the long awaited trip to Ireland came and went, and we had a great time. It rained every day and was overcast and chilly, but the warm reception we received from all the locals made up for that. Irish dog people really are t ...
This article was posted on: 28-May-14
Breed Notes - 10 Jun 2014
I’ve had a phone call in this last week from Ann Travis, from home! She told me that Dave was making great progress, and everything is working well for him, but that she had had a couple of setbacks in the recovery process, with ...
This article was posted on: 11-Jun-14
Breed Notes - 15 Jun 2014
Starting with show results from Dundee Open show where Hovawart classes where scheduled with BB and BOB going to Heather McManus and her B&G, Fasskoleys Ailsacraig and BD going to Mark Tyermans B&G boy Fasskoleys Mathan and I b ...
This article was posted on: 16-Jun-14
Breed Notes - 18 Jun 2014
Another busy week to write about. Firstly, Julie did well at Border Union, where Gunner (Zwartbos Carisbrooke) got BOB under Joan Golding, Liz and Lynne got BB with Mist (Tyhelva Super Summer of Driftingsky). RBB went to Jan Wol ...
This article was posted on: 19-Jun-14
Breed Notes - 1 Jul 2014
I have had a sad email from Ann Marriott to say that her Nettle (Tlos Cledaugh…I hope I’ve got that right!) crossed the Rainbow Bridge, not long after her 11th birthday. She suffered a massive seizure, and Ann took the only co ...
This article was posted on: 02-Jul-14
Breed Notes - 8 Jul 2014
My visit from the area KC Assured Breeder Scheme came this morning, a nice young lady called Lucy, who talked me through all the various questions that the KC ask you to answer. Things like, and I quote, what is your policy on se ...
This article was posted on: 09-Jul-14
Breed Notes - 15 Jul 2014
I think we have solved a mystery that has been niggling at us for weeks. We have a few hens that have quite a big henhouse at the bottom of the garden, in a well-fenced enclosure. The henhouse has an attached run, with a door that ...
This article was posted on: 16-Jul-14
Hovawart Breed Notes - 22 Jul 2014
With the afternoons being too hot to do much outside this week I have been sitting in the office trying to get to grips with my three chapters of the updated “Book of the Hovawart” which the club, with the expert help of Nick ...
This article was posted on: 23-Jul-14
Breed Notes - 21 Jul 2014
This week a request from Julie Condron for photography’s for next year’s calendar, we are desparetely looking for pictures of your hovies doing things they love and just being themselves, she has asked if they could be emailed ...
This article was posted on: 23-Jul-14
Breed Notes - 7 Aug 2014
If I were ever tempted to give a litter of puppies their first inoculations before sending them off to their new homes, I have just experienced first-hand that it can be at best a waste of money and at worst, I suspect, an opportu ...
This article was posted on: 07-Aug-14
Breed Notes - 10 Aug 2014
Val Shone phoned to pass on the good news that Zwartbos Arreton owned by Mr & Mrs Gutjahr went along to Turrutt open show where she was entered in the AVNSC under judge Helen Patterson where she was placed first in a strong class ...
This article was posted on: 10-Aug-14
Breed Notes - 12 Aug 2014
I’VE HAD SOME REALLY EXCITING NEWS FROM PAULA FOAKES, HER MERLOT HAS WON CLASS ‘A’ AT THE WOBURN CHAMPIONSHIP OBEDIENCE SHOW. THIS REQUIRED A GREAT DEAL OF PRECISE WORK, AND THE CLASS SIZES GO UP TO 60, MAINLY BORDER COLLIES ...
This article was posted on: 16-Aug-14
Breed notes - 19 Aug 2014
Hovawart Breed notes 19/08/14 We have managed to reach the nadir in terms of dog show attendance at the Welsh KC. In the first place, the entry was low, only our 2 girls and Julie’s boy, Gunner, but in the event neither of us ...
This article was posted on: 02-Sep-14
Breed Notes - 2 Sep 2014
I spoke to Maggie Spencer today, and congratulated her on winning “A” with Dollar. The weather at the Obedience Show was just terrible, and yet Dollar was happy to remain in her down stay whilst the wind blew and the rain pou ...
This article was posted on: 03-Sep-14
Breed Notes - 7 Sep 2014
Very little in the way of news over the last few weeks with Richmond being the only CH show which had classes for the breed and with an entry of 15 with 2 absentees for our judge Mr Jeff Luscott taking centre ring with his BOB a ...
This article was posted on: 08-Sep-14
Breed Notes - 14 Oct 2014
This evening, I managed to speak to Ann Travis herself, and she told me that she is on the mend, and is now at home, with regular visits from the District Nurse to change her dressings and so on. She still feels pretty knocked up, ...
This article was posted on: 16-Oct-14
Breed Notes - 21 Oct 2014
With the Club show still fresh in the memory, it was good to have the judge’s critique to view on the Club website already. As we have a relatively small entry (36 were shown), it was possible for our German judge, Kirsten Wesch ...
This article was posted on: 22-Oct-14
Breed Notes - 10 Sep 2014
Sadly, last Saturday gave us a clash of events, and we chose a party in Devon over attending Richmond Championship Show in Surrey. We therefore missed seeing the biggest attendance outside Crufts in the last 2 years for Jeff Lusco ...
This article was posted on: 10-Sep-14
Breed Notes - 17 Sep 2014
Several good things have happened this week. Firstly, Nick and Helen are very excited because Freya’s scan was positive, so their trip to Germany paid off, and puppies are expected in four and a half weeks time. After the mis ...
This article was posted on: 17-Sep-14
Breed Notes - 29 Sep 2014
Starting this week with news that Val & Steve Shone went to the IHF show in Germany and had a lovely time with their boy Minches Jet of Zwartbos getting third in veteran dog which is a great achievement . This being their first ti ...
This article was posted on: 29-Sep-14
Breed Notes - 1 Oct 2014
We have just about come to terms with the fact that Acorn is not in whelp. It takes a little while, but gradually your mind starts thinking .. well, maybe it’s for the best, the hours of daylight are getting shorter, the weathe ...
This article was posted on: 01-Oct-14
Breed Notes - 8 Oct 2014
Well, the show is over for another year. We were very lucky with the weather, there were barely a couple of spots of rain all day, but it was certainly colder than it has been lately. I think that is actually preferable for the do ...
This article was posted on: 08-Oct-14
Breed Notes - 29th Oct 2014
Two judging appointments – Julie Condron is our judge for Crufts 2016 and I am judging Border Union next year. I think I am right when I say that John was judging Border Union two years ago and we had wonderful dry warm weather ...
This article was posted on: 29-Oct-14
Breed Notes - 3 Nov 2014
This weekend seen Mr Keith Nathan judge Hovawart’s at Working & Pastoral Breeds Ch show at Ingliston, Edinburgh, who is no stranger to the breed as he has judged our club show in the past and with an entry of seven , he found hi ...
This article was posted on: 03-Nov-14
Breed Notes - 4 Nov 2014
This week’s notes are rather dominated by the Obedience world. Firstly, I was given a copy of Dog Training Weekly for October 24th, and there, on the front cover, is a Dutch Hovawart , Cox vom Wittgrund, doing some close control ...
This article was posted on: 05-Nov-14
Breed Notes - 10 Nov 2014
This week information about a seminar on Hypothyroidism which is on the 10th May 2015 at the KC Building, Stoneleigh. The topics include Canine Hypothyroidism , Vaccine issues and nutrition and is presented by Dr Jean Dodds. The c ...
This article was posted on: 10-Nov-14
Breed Notes - 11 Nov 2014
We have just had a very busy weekend, starting with a Working Trial for Acorn, attempting (none too successfully) WD for the first time. The trial was up in Surrey, thankfully close to Helen & Nick’s home, so the disappointment ...
This article was posted on: 12-Nov-14
Breed Notes - 18 Nov 2014
As a follow-up to “Discover Dogs”, we were really pleased to receive the latest edition of Dog World that featured a picture of Lloyd and our stand, together with his impressions of the event. He puts such a lot of effort into ...
This article was posted on: 19-Nov-14
Breed Notes - 3 Dec 2014
It’s difficult to find interesting things to write about, so please Hovawart owners do let me know your news – I can’t remember the last person to e mail me with information. I would even try and get to grips with Facebook, ...
This article was posted on: 03-Dec-14
Breed Notes - 7 Dec 2014
With Christmas approaching fast there are a lot of gift ideas for the pet owner and one which has attracted my attention is the easidri pet & equestrian towel which you use damp and it dries and removes dirt from the dogs cutting ...
This article was posted on: 08-Dec-14
Breed Notes - 16 Dec 2014
Poppy is here, and now, after only 9 days it feels as though she has always been here. I must say I am impressed by the speed of acclimatisation she has shown. The first night we had about ten minutes’ howling, but otherwise she ...
This article was posted on: 17-Dec-14
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