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Breed Notes - 9 Sep 2013
Good news this week with our Caileag ( ANNVAD DAIMYS PRINCESS FOR HOSARVAR ) gaining her IHF Champion Title. This is a great achievement with her being only the second hovawart in Great Britain to gain such an award and being the first blonde. She had to get three tickets with two from breed specialists and one from an all rounder, and in particular I am happy for her breeder Ann Travis who deserves this award for her kennel. Speaking of Ann, she had called to let me know what happened to Farica, as they were leaving to go to Holland to the Dutch Hovawart show and she decided to go to the vets with her puppy for the necessary checks and thought I will take the other girls and get their microchips scanned as well. You could imagine Ann’s shock and horror that Farica’s chip could not be found, as she had her chip rechecked last year after receiving a letter from the microchip company with details of a batch of microchips that was found to be faulty. After getting it checked last year the vet had reassured Ann that if it was working then, it would have been alright with no chance of failure as it appeared to be in the first three months of insertion that they were failing. The problem now was a new microchip, and pet passport which means Farica would now have to be re vaccinated against rabies and therefore not be able to go to the show as she would not be able to return into Britain until three weeks had passed. So after thinking and debating with herself about whether to go or not she then decided to put Farica into kennels. The expense for Ann for kennelling, pet passport, getting the rabies vaccination again etc. Yet if Ann had been taking her to a foreign sire for mating or it had been discovered when trying to re enter the U.K. it would have been a disaster for her. It is probably a good idea if your planning to take your dog to Europe then give yourself some time for to get the microchip scanned and make sure all is well. Good luck Ann and Gill at the show, will report on results when available.
At home this weekend, we seen Richmond Ch show giving us classes and out of an entry of seven we had three absentees with Mr Kevin Young giving BOB to the dog Minches Jet of Zwartbos own by Val and Steve Shone and they also took BB with Zwartbos Chale, reserve dog going to Mrs Woodger's Hightimbers Tuppence. There was no other Bitches present. Hightimbers Tuppence owned by Mrs Woodger got awarded second in post graduate. Val with Zwartbos Chale and Lucy Cambell with Pines Monet got well deserved second places in rare breeds as well under Mrs Marshall. Well done to all. Next week Darlington, so hope to see you all there.
Craig Hosie
This article was posted on: 09-Sep-13