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Breed Notes - 20 Apr 2015
It was Working & Pastoral breeds association of Wales CH show on Saturday where our judge Mr Stubbs had entry of 10 with his BOB, BD AND BP going to John and Elaines “ Dublin”, his posh name, Junior Jester at Pines. Dublin has ...
This article was posted on: 20-Apr-15
Breed Notes - 4 Feb 2015
Dam and blast – would you believe it, our Acorn has come into season early. Normally it is a time of much rejoicing as we had been planning a litter with her this year, but with John judging Crufts next month, hopefully all the ...
This article was posted on: 04-Feb-15
Breed Notes - 18 Feb 2015
Last Saturday, we were at the Sports Connexion, Coventry, where Eileen Matthhews had a good entry of 10 dogs to go over at the national working and pastoral society open show. A couple of the entries weren’t able to be there, bu ...
This article was posted on: 18-Feb-15
Breed Notes - 24 Feb 2015
I had a really nice e-mail from Eileen Matthews, our judge at the recent National Working etc. open Show, saying how much she had enjoyed both the quality and quantity of the entry, the good sportsmanship shown by the exhibitors, ...
This article was posted on: 25-Feb-15
Breed Notes - 2 Mar 2015
Sorry for the lack of notes but news has been thin on the ground however I managed to take myself off to Coventry squeezing in the Working and Pastoral Breeds open show whilst down to attend the KC educational breed watch seminar ...
This article was posted on: 02-Mar-15
Breed Notes - 17
Wonderful news, Tiggie has had her puppies. There were 9, six boys, all black & gold, despite Tiggie being blonde. I must say that does seem a bit incongruous, and the photos do have a slightly surrealistic feeling, a bit like tho ...
This article was posted on: 18-Mar-15
Breed Notes - 1 Apr 2015
Can’t believe Easter is just next weekend, where does the time go, it seems like a fortnight ago it was Christmas ,and now we are into summer time already. John and I did something last week that in a lifetime of dogs I h ...
This article was posted on: 01-Apr-15
Breed Notes - 8 Apr 2015
Well Crufts is over for another year and our judge John Sharpe enjoyed himself with his BD, NLD/BEL/LUX CH GOTHAM DES ILES DU LAGON BLEU going BOB, owned by Mr B Gardes. BB went to Liz & Lynn whitmore & White’s Driftingsky Mist, ...
This article was posted on: 08-Apr-15
Breed Notes - 14 Apr 2015
It was the Club AGM on Sunday, and whilst there was not a great attendance at Liz & Lynne’s house, there was an important addition made to the code of ethics when a resolution to clarify the tests needed to clear Hovawarts for b ...
This article was posted on: 15-Apr-15
Breed Notes - 21 Apr 2015
Today is a very critical day, as I took Dublin to the vets for his hip x-ray and thyroid test. He was really good about it, and the vet seemed to know about the various thyroid issues, so I hope we will get meaningful results. I c ...
This article was posted on: 15-Apr-15
Breed Notes - 6 Jan 2015
It’s twelve days after Christmas and I have been taking all the decorations down, putting the lights away, looking through all the wonderful cards for the last time, and trying hard not to think about the last year passing quite ...
This article was posted on: 07-Jan-15
Breed Notes - 11 Jan 2015
I hope everybody reading these notes had a lovely time over the festive period and I hope that 2015 will bring success to you all. Another name to add to the list of judges for this year is at SKC in May where 3 classes have been ...
This article was posted on: 12-Jan-15
Breed Notes - 14 Jan 2015
You never know, but 2015 may be the year that we have the first litter of puppies born from frozen semen in UK. Tiggy (Hightimbers Penny) owned by John and Caron McLure was inseminated with Maggie and Lloyd’s DJ’s (Dutch Ch. ...
This article was posted on: 16-Jan-15
Breed Notes - 17 Jan 2015
It was great success for John & Elaine with Dublin, his posh name Junior Jester at Pines, their puppy that came from Ireland at his first show taking best puppy award and going on to get best dog and BOB under Mr tom Johnston who ...
This article was posted on: 19-Jan-15
Breed Notes - 20 Jan 2015
We got off in good time on Saturday for Manchester Championship Show and were intending to stop for breakfast, but we always worry that maybe the other breed classes may be poorly attended and things will have proceeded more quick ...
This article was posted on: 21-Jan-15
Breed Notes - 27 Jan 2015
Lloyd Spencer was on the answer phone this afternoon when I got back from a dog walk, very pleased to report that Maggie was leaving hospital today, and that she was moving around, well ahead of normal progress. After two cancella ...
This article was posted on: 28-Jan-15
Breed Notes - 28 Apr 2015
The programme for the Breed Seminar and Hands-on Assessment, to be run by the Club on Sunday June 14th, at Nesscliffe Village Hall, near Shrewsbury, has been set, with a start at 9.30 for coffee and biscuits, with an exposition of ...
This article was posted on: 29-Apr-15
Breed Notes 5 May 2015
HOVAWART BREED NOTES – PUPPIES 5/5/15 It’s been all about puppies this week. Maggie collected her bitch puppy (Echo) and Paula collected her dog puppy (Rioja) and Janet is getting Jedi, also a dog puppy, later on this week ...
This article was posted on: 09-May-15
Breed Notes - 11 May 2015
At the end of my last lot of breed notes, I had mentioned that a change to the clubs code of ethics with regards to thyroid testing had been passed by the committee and membership. The test is more detailed and will help breeders ...
This article was posted on: 11-May-15
Breed Notes - 12 May 2015
Sadly, Nick and Helen weren’t able to get to the Birmingham show last week to see the debut of 2 of their puppies because their Gaia was not well, and her mother Freya was in season. Happily, Gaia is now fine, and her siblings d ...
This article was posted on: 13-May-15
Breed Notes - 19 May 2015
I can’t help leading off this week with the news we received last evening in a phone call from the vet that Dublin’s hip score has come back as 2:3, well under the breed average of 9. I must say that I was beginning to get a b ...
This article was posted on: 20-May-15
Breed Notes - 26 May 2015
This week, it’s all about Rio. You might have seen the piece about him on the Club website, but anyway, he is a 4 year old castrated b/g male who is looking for a new home. He has been here nearly a week now, and seems a thoroug ...
This article was posted on: 28-May-15
Breed Notes - 27 May 2015
Thank you to those of you that replied to my last lot of breed notes with regards to the inclusion of a stud dog list on the clubs website. I will now take this suggestion forward and ask the committee of the club to hopefully dis ...
This article was posted on: 28-May-15
Breed Notes - 3 Jun 2015
I got quite excited when I read that there were to be alterations to the qualification criteria for Crufts for 2016, but actually very few of the changes affect our breed at all. I must say that what I was hoping for was the inclu ...
This article was posted on: 03-Jun-15
Breed Notes - 10 Jun 2015
I have had an excited e-mail from Val Shone to say that Janice Robinson and Dave Brown’s Lexi (Zwartbos Moet) has been accepted as a PAT Dog. This is a real affirmation of her temperament, and her owners and breeder are rightly ...
This article was posted on: 10-Jun-15
Breed Notes - 14 Jun 2015
Last week seen Dundee Canine Club holding their open show in the grounds of Camperdown Country Park, a wonderful venue and one of my favourite shows, however it has clashed with our village Gala day in which our dog training club ...
This article was posted on: 15-Jun-15
Breed Notes - 16 Jun 2015
Great news to start this week’s breed notes! The Rescue male, “Rio” has gone off to his new home in Canterbury. Please keep everything crossed that he settles down in his new home and his family get the best out of him. D ...
This article was posted on: 17-Jun-15
Breed Notes - 16 Jun 2015 Addendum
My apologies, but it was late at night when I wrote this week’s notes, but I forgot to include Mick Murphy’s wonderful success with his dog Guinness (Ir. Ch. Castlemary Druid)at the World Show in Milan. He won the Champion Dog ...
This article was posted on: 17-Jun-15
Breed Notes - 23 Jun 2015
I very much enjoyed my visit to Scotland this last weekend to judge a really nice entry at the Border Union show. You will find the results elsewhere , but I was very pleased, not just with the winners but all those there. Everyon ...
This article was posted on: 24-Jun-15
Breed Notes - 30 Jun 2015
Gosh it’s been hot here today. The dogs are all flat out on the cold stone kitchen floor. I thought it would be nice for them to have the grandchildren’s plastic paddling pool out and full of water to splash about in so dragg ...
This article was posted on: 01-Jul-15
Breed Notes - 5 Jul 2015
Sorry for the lack of notes, however news has been rather thin on the ground. I have two Championship show results to report on, the first is Border Union where Elaine Betts our well known breed specialist had an excellent entry o ...
This article was posted on: 06-Jul-15
Breed Notes - 7 Jul 2015
Rescue dogs seem to be like buses – nothing about for ages, and then two come along very close to each other. We had an e mail from a very young distressed French lady living in Brighton last week asking for help with her 11 m ...
This article was posted on: 08-Jul-15
Breed Notes - 14 Jul 2015
Fittingly, today is Bastille Day in France, when they celebrate liberation from tyranny, because we have just witnessed the liberation of the little French Hovawart, now reverting to her given name of Gabby, and the joy of her rea ...
This article was posted on: 15-Jul-15
Breed Notes - 4 Aug 2015
I HAVE JUST COME OFF THE ‘PHONE AFTER A MOST HEARTENING CONVERSATION WITH ANN TRAVIS, WHO IS HOME AGAIN HAVING UNDERGONE YET ANOTHER…BUT HOPEFULLY THE LAST…OPERATION FOLLOWING HER DONATION OF A KIDNEY TO PARTNER DAVE. IT SEE ...
This article was posted on: 05-Aug-15
Breed Notes - 11 Aug 2015
It is very encouraging to hear about Hovawarts being successful in spheres of activity that involve their considerable talents, as well as the beauty they exhibit in the show ring, and I have a couple of examples this week. Firstl ...
This article was posted on: 12-Aug-15
Breed Notes - 18 Aug 2015
This last weekend we had a visit from Eva Michalova and her husband (I never did get to grips with his name!) from the Czech Republic, who was bringing two puppies to their new homes in England. She had already delivered one of th ...
This article was posted on: 19-Aug-15
Breed Note - 25 Aug 2015
I hardly like to mention the results at Welsh KC at Builth Wells last Saturday, under breed club president Dr. Ron James, but BoB was our Dublin (Junior Jester at Pines) with BoS and BP our Poppy (Quincebois Tulipwood by P.) That ...
This article was posted on: 26-Aug-15
Breed Notes - 6 Sep 2015
It turned out to be a warm sunny day at Perth Canine open show which was held in the grounds of Scone Racecource in Perth, Mins home Town. I had booked Kate , my Daughter onto her first junior handling day through the SKC in Octob ...
This article was posted on: 07-Sep-15
Breed Notes - 7 Sep 2015
Hovawart Breed Notes 7/9/15 John and I are just off to the IHF conference, being held this year near Pisa. We will meet up with Helen & Nick Boisseau, and we are aiming to have a go at the show on Sunday. Sadly, this means we ...
This article was posted on: 08-Sep-15
Breed Notes - 22 Sep 2015
There were pretty good entries at both Richmond and Darlington Championship Shows, with Lucy Campbell winning both BoB and BP with her Ace (Quincebois Ironwood), with Val Shone’s Rhea (Ursine v.d.Romerweide of Zwartbos) BoS. Res ...
This article was posted on: 23-Sep-15
Breed Notes - 23 Sep 2015
To catch up on show results, we had Richmond CH show where our judge Mr B Orr ( Tikaram ) had an entry of 12 with 3 absentees and he found his BD and BOB in Lucy Campbells Quincebois Ironwood who also took Best Puppy. BB went to ...
This article was posted on: 24-Sep-15
Breed Notes - 29 Sep 2015
Some very sad news this week, we have just heard about the sudden death of Ann Marriott, at only 60, on September 6th. She has been involved with our breed for many years, not so much in the show ring, although she did enter loca ...
This article was posted on: 30-Sep-15
Breed Notes - 7 Oct 2015
We were really looking forward to the show, and set off on Saturday afternoon in 2 cars, with 5 dogs in one, and all the equipment in the other. Everything went well until we ran into the M4 road closure, which forced us to rerout ...
This article was posted on: 07-Oct-15
Breed Notes - 14 Oct 2015
I must admit to still having a warm glow when I think about the Club Show. It was just so exciting seeing so many puppies and youngsters there, together with a goodly representation of veterans. All we needed was a few more in pos ...
This article was posted on: 14-Oct-15
Breed Notes - 20 Oct 2015
Well, he’s done it again!! Congratulations to Lloyd as the designer-in-chief for the stand at the KC “Discover Dogs” event last weekend, where our stand was judged second best of all the stands. Quite outstanding !! As I sa ...
This article was posted on: 21-Oct-15
Breed Notes - 28 Oct 2015
This is normally a time of year when things start to quieten down a bit, but there are still a couple of shows coming up with breed classes, firstly Working & Pastoral Breeds of Scotland a week on Saturday with judge G. Lewthwaite ...
This article was posted on: 29-Oct-15
Breed Notes - 2 Nov 2015
Well the club show was well attended and special thanks must go to all who supported me, I had a lovely day and I believe the full results are on the clubs website. It was lovely to see so many puppies and their new owners and I d ...
This article was posted on: 02-Nov-15
Breed Notes - 11 Nov 2015
News just in that Mark Tyerman took the honours at Scottish Working and Pastoral Breeds at the weekend with Teddy (Fasskoleys Mathan), now in his prime at just over 8 years old. This has proved to be a good show for his breeder An ...
This article was posted on: 03-Nov-15
Breed Notes - 11 Nov 2015
I start these notes with sad news that Maureen and Kenny Watson had to say goodbye to their beloved Clyde, Kynaf Seti, bred by Janet Kibble, aged 13 and 9 months. A most handsome black boy who was so sound and the perfect family d ...
This article was posted on: 12-Nov-15
Breed Notes - 18 Nov 2015
Firstly, some sad news from Scotland, the Watson family have had to say goodbye to their beloved Clyde (Kynyaf Seti) after a long period in decline, when he could finally no longer use his back legs and the family took that awful ...
This article was posted on: 18-Nov-15
Breed Notes - 8 Dec 2015
I was comforted by the new Hovawart Group Face Book page recently when there was a discussion on moulting. Our girls and Dublin had all been moulting and you tend to think it is just you. It was reassuring to learn that several ...
This article was posted on: 09-Dec-15
Breed Notes - 15 Dec 2015
Absolutely devastating and totally unexpected news reached me at the weekend, our Chairman Gill Stockton’s husband, Jim, died of a heart attack on Sunday. The trauma happened on Monday, and he was on a life-support machine, but ...
This article was posted on: 16-Dec-15
Breed Notes - 23 Dec 2015
It is very near the Christmas break, and I am looking forward to having a few days with John at home, not having to whizz off to work…I might even get him out on a walk, although he doesn’t find it easy, with a bad knee, hip a ...
This article was posted on: 23-Dec-15
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