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Breed Notes - 28 Nov 2021
I was very sad to read of the death of Ann Arch in this last week’s Our Dogs. Ann was for a long time the secretary of the National Working and Pastoral Breeds Society, formerly just the National Working Breeds Society, and was ...
This article was posted on: 29-Nov-21
Breed Notes - 21 November 2021
Sadly, the breed was not represented at the KC Discover Dogs exhibition in London this weekend. I think there was a certain reluctance for people to risk Covid infection, especially as there is inevitably close contact with a lot ...
This article was posted on: 22-Nov-21
Breed Notes - 7 Nov 2021
My apologies for the shortage of notes over the last few weeks, no real excuses, I’m afraid. I hope that Hallowe’en and Bonfire Night passed without incident or anxiety for you. We try to desensitise our puppies to noises and ...
This article was posted on: 08-Nov-21
Breed Notes - 17 Oct 2021
Again this week I have to start with an apology, although not my fault this time as the results for Bath were originally published incorrectly due to a muddle over ring numbers. Best of Breed was Truffle (Kanukalos Burletta), owne ...
This article was posted on: 18-Oct-21
Breed Notes - 9 Oct 2021
Firstly, a big apology to Pauline Thompson, whose dog Baxter was best of Breed at Darlington where I was judging last month. In my critique, I wrongly named him as Hightimbers Travel Tickets, when he is in fact Hightimbers Maste ...
This article was posted on: 10-Oct-21
Breed Notes - 26 Sep 2021
Firstly, I find we are missing the results and entry details for the National Working Breeds Open Show held at the Sky Connexion LAST February, 2020, just before Covid….if there ever was such a time !! I think we haven’t neede ...
This article was posted on: 27-Sep-21
Breed Notes - 18 Sep 2021
I have just returned home from the Darlington Show, where I had the privilege of judging the hovawarts. It helps greatly that the weather was kind, warm but not too much sun, and no high winds, but it was a really enjoyable experi ...
This article was posted on: 20-Sep-21
Breed Notes - 5 Sep 2021
Firstly, I am very sorry to report the passing of Craig & Sarah’s Caileag (IHF Ch. Annvad Daimys Princess for Hosavar) at the amazing age of 16…yes, 16 !! I cannot recall any Hovawart in the UK that has reached that milestone, ...
This article was posted on: 06-Sep-21
Breed Notes - 22 Aug 2021
Sorry for the dearth of breed notes during the last few weeks, but things have been rather hectic of late, with builders finally starting work here, in addition to what seemed like endless visitors. There has been one champions ...
This article was posted on: 23-Aug-21
Breed Notes - 18 Jul 2021
For the first time in what, unbelievably, is 16 months, we have finally had a dog show with breed classes…indeed, in the manor of the fabled London buses, you wait for ages, then two come along at once !! Firstly there was the E ...
This article was posted on: 19-Jul-21
Breed Notes- 10 Jul 2021
I’m very sorry to be starting the notes this week with the news of the sad deaths of two wonderful old dogs, Paula’s Merlot at 12 and Janet’s Obi at 13, really good ages for big boys. What can you say about two such amazing ...
This article was posted on: 12-Jul-21
Breed Notes - 20 Jun 2021
I was very disappointed to read in this week’s Our Dogs that the government is minded to impose a ban on the import of puppies younger than six months old. Whilst I understand their desire to stop the mass import of whole litter ...
This article was posted on: 28-Jun-21
Breed Notes - 13 Jun 2021
So far, plans for the club show on October 2nd are going ahead but I know secretary Liz will be keeping a close eye on the Covid situation, with safety the club’s primary concern. One thing that will go ahead in any event is the ...
This article was posted on: 14-Jun-21
Breed Notes - 6 Jun 2021
What a busy week!! A litter of ten puppies, especially once they get mobile, leaves very little time for sitting in the garden reading…or anything else, for that matter. So far, though, all is well, and after the visit to the ve ...
This article was posted on: 07-Jun-21
Breed Notes - 26 May 2021
I am sorry about the lack of notes of late, but puppies do keep you very busy, especially as they are now 6 weeks old and are real experts at getting into those hard-to-reach places just when you are trying to round them up at bed ...
This article was posted on: 03-Jun-21
Breed Notes - 29 APR 21
Following last time’s notes, I have found that splitting the litter worked well for the first ten days, whilst the puppies were relatively immobile, as it enabled me to interfere in what would be the natural process of the bigge ...
This article was posted on: 07-May-21
Breed Notes - 18 Apr 2021
These breed notes are also sent to “Our Dogs” weekly paper that comes out on Thursdays. They have asked that I delay posting them in line until after that day. To box or not to box, that is the question!! After the early ar ...
This article was posted on: 23-Apr-21
Breed Notes - 4 Apr 2021
It is a great pity, but not a great surprise, that Crufts 2021 has been cancelled. It is hard to see how an event that has to be both inside and involve close contact could be held safely when vaccinations will not have been avail ...
This article was posted on: 06-Apr-21
Breed Notes - 21 Mar 2020
I can’t help feeling optimistic about the future now, even though John and I have only had our first vaccination so far. I can’t wait to get back to dog training classes, and actual, rather than virtual, yoga in the village ha ...
This article was posted on: 22-Mar-21
Breed Notes - 8 Mar 2021
Before I get started notes today, I would like to say that it wasn’t just the Duke of Edinburgh who has been admitted to a heart hospital recently, the same thing has happened to Steve Shone, husband of Val (Zwartbos). We wish h ...
This article was posted on: 08-Mar-21