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Breed Notes (Our Dogs - Craig Hosie) - 18 Jun 2018
Catching up with breed notes, but to be truthful I don’t know if anybody reads them as I feel they aren’t supported and I find myself looking through fosse data and Higham press looking for show results. Most people now use so ...
This article was posted on: 18-Jun-18
Breed Notes - Elaine Sharpe - 11 Mar 2018
It has been a while since I put finger to keyboard to write what I will, for lack of alternative, still call breednotes. The “Dog World” weekly paper, which I primarily wrote for, ceased to exist, so my weekly-ish jottings did ...
This article was posted on: 12-Mar-18
Breed Notes (Our Dogs - Craig Hosie) - 5 Mar 2018
Exciting News this week that the first litter of Hovawarts for 2018 has been born, with Gina Challoner’s bitch Isalynn producing 8 puppies, 6 dogs and 2 bitches and what is exciting is all three colours are in this litter. The b ...
This article was posted on: 05-Mar-18
Breed Notes (Our Dogs - Craig Hosie) - 15 Feb 2018
Starting with show results this week, we had National Working & Pastoral Breeds Open show which was held at the Sports Connexion, Coventry where our judge Mrs Allyson King ( Allyking ) had 3 classes, with only one entry and Lucy C ...
This article was posted on: 26-Feb-18
Breed Notes (Our Dogs - Craig Hosie) - 12 Feb 2018
Lots to catch up, but firstly must share the excitement of three bitches which has been confirmed In whelp. With one litter due in Scotland and the other two down south this is going to be wonderful additions to our breed and exci ...
This article was posted on: 14-Feb-18
Breed Notes (Our Dogs - Craig Hosie) - 27 Nov 2017
We have so much to catch up on, l would love to start off with a huge congratulations to John & Elaine Sharpe on their fantastic BIS win with their B&G Girl Poppy , known in the show world as Quincebois Tulipwood by Pines who went ...
This article was posted on: 19-Sep-17
Border Union Champ Show Hovawart Critique 2017
HOVAWART I would like to thank the Officers and Committee of Border Union for my invitation to judge my breed today. The show was well organised with spacio ...
This article was posted on: 12-Sep-17
Breed Notes (Our Dogs - Craig Hosie) - 18 Sep 2017
We start off with sad news this week that the breed lost a Hovawart enthusiast Alison Lawson. Alison along with her husband Fred were involved in the show scene and joined the dedicated band of followers from Scotland who travelle ...
This article was posted on: 12-Sep-17
Breed Notes (Our Dogs - Craig Hosie) - 4 Sep 2017
Catching up with show results this week and we start with Paignton CH show where the breed had 6 classes with an entry of four with one absentee for our judge Mrs J Strudwick, who picked Janice Robinson and Dave Brown’s Zwartbos ...
This article was posted on: 05-Sep-17
Breed Notes (Our Dogs - Craig Hosie) 24 July 2017
This week we had Leeds CH show, which to be honest is one of the shows which I have never attended due to their being no breed classes on offer for Hovawarts. I believe the venue is lovely and is in a good location for those who h ...
This article was posted on: 09-Aug-17
Breed Notes (Our Dogs - Craig Hosie) 9 Aug 2017
Our young Hovie girl Holly, doesn’t stop surprising us and her new trick is her agile nature . She has started jumping the dog gate in the house which separates the kitchen and hall way and then manages to open the dog gate at ...
This article was posted on: 09-Aug-17
Breed Notes (Dog World - Elaine Sharpe) - 28 Jun 2017
With the demise of the weekly paper “Dog World” that was the instigator of these breed notes - they went into liquidation last week - it seems a little strange to be writing this week, but I hope that my jottings will still be ...
This article was posted on: 29-Jun-17
Breed Notes (Our Dogs - Craig Hosie) - 17 Jul 2017
It is with great sadness that I received a call from Steve Shone to say that himself and Val had to make the difficult decision to have Flynn put to sleep whilst they were in Holland visiting their friends at the annual breed show ...
This article was posted on: 29-Jun-17
Breed notes (Dog World - Elaine Sharpe) Supplement - 22 Jun 2017
MY sincere apologies to all concerned. At Border Union BoB was Zwartbos Arreton, wners Ellen & Thomas Gutjahr, with Julie Condron’s Z. Carisbroke BoS. Only goes to show you shouldn’t do things that require concentration w ...
This article was posted on: 22-Jun-17
Breed Notes (Dog World - Elaine Sharpe) - 20 Jun 2017
The Border Union Show on Sunday was really well attended, 16 hovawarts were there, the biggest number apart from Crufts this year, for our own Craig Hosie’s judgement. Julie’s Gunner (Zwartbos Carisbroke) was BoB with his sist ...
This article was posted on: 21-Jun-17
Bath Championship Show Critique 2017
Hovawart critique Bath Ch show Thank you to Bath Show Committee for my appointment and to my two stewards- the most efficient and organised ever- and to the exhibitors for bringing their lovely dogs.Some difficult decisions on ...
This article was posted on: 09-Jun-17
Breed Notes (Our Dogs - Craig Hosie) - 11 Jun 2017
Starting off from my last set of breed notes l had mentioned Julie with Gunner ( zwartbos Carisbrooke ) was going into Julie’s work to be stroked to raise money for the Stroke association , Gunner took it in his stride and loved ...
This article was posted on: 09-Jun-17
Breed Notes (Dog World - Elaine Sharpe) - 7 Jun 2017
Congratulations to Maggie Spencer on winning “B” with her Dollar (Hightimbers Dollar). It is amazingly difficult to achieve this sort of result when you bear in mind that you have to beat up to 60 dogs on the day, most of them ...
This article was posted on: 06-Jun-17
Breed Notes (Dog World - Elaine Sharpe) - 23 May 2017
It seems absolutely appropriate that Gunner, Julie Condron’s lovely black dog (Zwartbos Carisbroke), should have raised the amazing sum of £270 for The Stroke Association by allowing himself to be stroked for 3 hours when Julie ...
This article was posted on: 25-May-17
Breed Notes (Dog World - Elaine Sharpe) 16 May 2017
HOVAWART BREED NOTES MAY 16th 2017 I have been reading and trying to get to grips with the immense changes that the KC are proposing to judges’ education, qualification and appointments. The emphasis is very much on training an ...
This article was posted on: 17-May-17