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Breed Notes - 28 Feb 2016
Well the first litter of Hovawarts for 2016 has been born in Lancashire to Ann Travis Bitch, Princess Grizelda to John & Elaines boy, Junior Jester at Pines, a black to black & gold mating which produced a litter of nine pups, 3 B&G bitches, 2 B&G dogs and 4 black dogs. When I was speaking to Ann , all was well and mum and babies were doing great. They must be 3 weeks now and will be a welcomed addition to the breed. An exciting time for all the new owners and what a lovely time to get a pup in the spring, with warmer weather and the summer ahead to allow for socialisation. I must admit I am looking forward to going to visit the pups as I always like to go and see litters as we don’t have many litters in Britain so when there is pups it gives an opportunity to have a chat and discuss the pups, learn and you can then follow those in the show ring and see how they turn out, its like serving an apprenticeship and really is one way to learn about your breed. Taking about shows , I have to mention the results of the Working & Pastoral breeds open show held in Coventry at the sports connection which had classes for Hovawarts and was being judged by Stella Coombes who found her BOB in Lucy Campbell’s B&G boy, Quincebois Ironwood and RBOB went to Gina Challoners Blonde girl Isalynn V Elderens Hof , whom Gina Imported from Holland. I believe a good turn out for Stella, and very well done to Lucy and Gina on their wins. The next big show is Crufts and is the one show on the callender we all hope to goto and qualify for. We have an excellent entry of 51 dogs making an overall entry of 62 for breed specialist Julie Condron who is well known to us all in the world of Hovawarts . We are in Hall 5, ring 28 after Tibetan Mastiff’s with the ring starting at 10.30am. I am staying at home with the dogs this year, so will be glued to the Television and I am looking forward to the coverage, so I will take this opportunity to wish everyone the very best of luck and enjoy yourself and most importantly have a safe journey.

Craig Hosie
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This article was posted on: 29-Feb-16