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Breed Notes 27 May 2014
Well the long awaited trip to Ireland came and went, and we had a great time. It rained every day and was overcast and chilly, but the warm reception we received from all the locals made up for that. Irish dog people really are the most hospitable in the world. The Ferry crossing from Holyhead was choppy, to say the least, but we all arrived safely. I mentioned to a uniformed purser that we had two big dogs in our car on deck 7 and what were the safely regulations in case of abandoning ship – I was sitting looking up at the safely regulations and instructions for putting on your life jacket – which made me think! Wish I had not asked, because deck 7 would be out of bounds in an emergency, and automatically sealed off. He did explain that kennels on a higher deck may be the other option but on inspection John reported back that they were only big enough for a spaniel sized dog. On both journeys the dogs slept soundly in the car and popped out the other end without a care in the world. Not so for me.
We visited former Hovawart owners Vincent and Valerie Polding in their newly acquired Victorian semi North of Belfast, complete with sea “glimpse” as Valerie puts it. The Poldings were responsible for the Hovawart web site, you may remember. Saturday afternoon was spent cuddling five week old puppies which is always a pleasure followed by a walk along the beach with Stephen and Kathy with Ruby, the puppies mother and Casper the imported dog from the Czech republic, the sire of this litter. He is a thoroughly nice dog, who will continue improving and hopefully will have some influence on future breeding, especially in Ireland.
The show on Sunday was typically Irish, and got off a little later than planned, but at least it stopped raining for a couple of hours. The Judge for the day was Eileen Matthews from the UK and she found her BOB in Mick’s home bred dog Guinness, who seems to have matured amazingly since we saw him at Crufts a couple of months back. That is a dog to watch… Mick is travelling to the World Show this year, and I can see why. I can only use his pet name because there were no catalogues, as you entered the show on the day, which made for some chaos, but a lot of fun all round.
Finally, just a word about Dave and Ann (Travis), the latest news is that the kidney donation operation went off according to plan, and Ann is home recovering, albeit somewhat sore, I imagine, and Dave will be following very soon. Well done you two, what a team.
This article was posted on: 28-May-14
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