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Breed Notes - 27 Jun 2022
Quite a lot has gone on since I last wrote these notes, my apologies for the long gap, but puppies do take up a lot of one’s time. Firstly, the Club AGM was held via zoom again this year. There has been quite a debate about the ...
This article was posted on: 27-Jun-22
Breed Notes - 1 Jun 2022
It has been a busy couple of weeks for the showgoers, with two Championship shows, north of the border with the Scottish KC May show, and south-west for Bath. In addition, there have been three Open shows, Perth and Carluke in Sco ...
This article was posted on: 14-Jun-22
Breed Notes - 15 May 2022
I apologies for the lack of notes in the last weeks, but non-hovawart matters have been taking centre stage of late in our household, necessitating a trip overseas for a granddaughter’s wedding. Actually, there is a hovawart ang ...
This article was posted on: 16-May-22
Breed Notes - 20 March 2022
Well, that’s Crufts done and dusted for another year. In a lot of ways, it was very familiar, but although there wasn’t the sense of foreboding that we felt two years ago with Covid coming on like a tsunami, all the blue and ...
This article was posted on: 21-Mar-22
Breed Notes - 27 Feb 2022
We are having a rather restful day today, after attending the get-together yesterday organised by the Whatsap group for the owners of the two Harris litters to litter sisters, our Kibble and Maggie’s Cello. Five out of the ten p ...
This article was posted on: 28-Feb-22
Breed Notes - 13 Feb 2022
Well, we’ve now had the first two breed classes of the year. Firstly, there was the Manchester Championship Show at Stafford, where judge Patsy Hollings had an exceptional entry of 20, which included a contingent of puppies over ...
This article was posted on: 14-Feb-22
Breed Notes - 16 Jan 2022
Well, it is a new year, and it looks as though the dog show scene is returning to what we used to know as normal, albeit with some caution, probably in the form of mask-wearing and less physical contact, at least between people. T ...
This article was posted on: 17-Jan-22
Breed Notes - 19 Dec 2021
We are at that time of year when reflections on the past, present and future are the order of the day. In the spirit of that thought, we were musing on our “Thursday”, now well over two years old and yet to step into the ring ...
This article was posted on: 20-Dec-21
Breed Notes - 5 Dec 2021
I don’t think some of you will realise quite how much effort we correspondents put into bringing you items of interest every week. Take this week as an example… It was looking as though it would be a bit on the thin side for n ...
This article was posted on: 06-Dec-21
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