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Breed Notes - 18 Sep 2016
Following on from my last set of notes, I had mentioned that over the summer we had lost two dogs in the breed that put our breed in a positive light. First was Maggie Spencers dog Dutch CH Pines Saxophone at Hightimbers a most handsome B&G whom Maggie and her husband Lloyd had campaigned in the Netherlands where he got his title. A very successful dog and one was used at stud where he was very successful and is behind my new puppy which I have at present. I had the honour of going over DJ as he was called at the club show last year where I gave him Best Vintage and I also gave him 1st in the progency class with all his offspring. It was lovely to see and all beautiful temperaments. A loss to Maggie and Lloyd, and speaking of Maggie we all send our love and best wishes as Maggie had taken a heart attack and further complications meant Maggie being readmitted to Hospital. Lloyd is keeping us informed via facebook and I hope Maggie gets better soon. The next dog which the breed lost was owned by Ann Travis, her lovely home bred girl Brianna , Annvad Carefree Princess was her posh name, a quality blonde with super tail carriage , I still see her in my mind moving around the ring , very typical of the breed and another whom I had the pleasure of judging when I started off at my first show and gave her Best Bitch. She won many awards/BOB’s and is a loss to Ann. Both these Oldies had a lovely retirement. Onto show news now with two shows to report on. First was Richmond last weekend with Mr Albert Wight taking centre stage with nine classes and only seven entries with four absentees which gave him three dogs to go over. Albert is no stranger to our breed as he judged us at Crufts 2014 and he had a good entry then. His critique has already been published for Richmond and he found his BOB in Paula Foakes Kanukalous Rhapsody from the PGD class with litter sister owned by Maggie Spencer, Kanukalous Harmony at Hightimbers taking best bitch from the JB class. Reserve dog went to Louise Nichol’s Bergenhovs Jackpot. Well done to all. This weekend was Darlington CH show where Brenda Banbury had nine classes of Hovawarts and drew an entry of ten with five absentees and her BOB came from OB class and was owned by Liz & Lynn and Driftingsky Mist is no stranger to the top awards. No dog awards as the two dog entries were absent and the reserve bitch went to Gina Challoners Isalynn V Elderens Hof with Best Veteran also going to Liz & Lynn’s Tyehelva Super Summer of Driftingsky. Well done for helping to promote and keep classes for our breed. I was so thrilled to hear that John & Elaines Pines Acorn had a litter of pups and that their hard work paid off. Pictures of the pups on facebook at 3 weeks old were beautiful another welcomed addition to our gene pool. Other news was that Julie and Gunner completed their sponsored walk in aid of several charities through Pedigree Paws Unite, where 216 different breeds have taken part on a walk in different parts of the United Kingdom. Well done to Julie And Gunner for taking part. I heard from Hester & Murray Oxborrow that they have sold their home in Belgium and are coming over to Scotland to stay. Such an exciting time for them both and I will look forward to meeting up when possible and seeing their lovely Hovawarts .Its only two weeks left to the club show where our breed specialist is Min Inches who is responsible for bringing the breed into the United kingdom away back in 1981. It will be great to get Mins opinion on the breed and where we are going with regards to the breed. Hope to see you all there.

Craig Hosie

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This article was posted on: 19-Sep-16