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Breed Notes - 14 Jul 2015
Fittingly, today is Bastille Day in France, when they celebrate liberation from tyranny, because we have just witnessed the liberation of the little French Hovawart, now reverting to her given name of Gabby, and the joy of her realising she was now back home with her breeder, Frederic Leroy, gave us one of the most memorable moments we have ever experienced in our 50 years in dogs. From apprehension and fear-biting ten days ago, that little girl has transformed into the joyous puppy she should always have been, and we are proud to have helped this process. I dread to think what would have become of her had she been impounded by the authorities here. She still has lessons to learn, but Frederic is the sort of dog man who will get the very best from her. The journey back to France was long and tiring, but worth ever yard (or metre).

We had a nice day out at National Working +, with a bit of wind to take the edge off the sunshine. Stuart Mallard had drawn an entry of 9, with only one absentee, and his BoB was our Pines Acorn, with John MacKay & Susi Thayer’s Harvey (P.Hapi) BoS. Susi wasn’t there, but John said she is making good progress, and had now retired from work to look after her ailing father. Best Puppy was Ace (Quincebois Ironwood) owned and handled by a delighted Lucy Campbell. RBB was Lexi (Zwartbos Moet), and the following day, she had her first obedience show, having waited some 3 hours at Malvern after the breed classes for the GC stakes, followed by a 3 hour journey home…not ideal preparation for your debut. Lexi, however, rose to the challenge with a 5th in pre-beginners and a 6th (out of 21) in beginners. Another star in the making, I can see. Janice has now set her sights on a further 2 obedience shows!

I have just received an advance copy of the Club newsletter, which is focusing on, among other topics, holidaying with your Hovawart. We have never really taken dogs on holiday as such, only been to shows abroad with them, but I must admit it sounds as though there is a lot of fun to be had. I rather fancy a canal boat trip, but I have a nasty feeling that Acorn Dublin and Poppy would spend the entire time in the water because they are all so enthusiastic about swimming.

Elaine Betts
01544 318705
elaine@pineshovawarts.co.uk
This article was posted on: 15-Jul-15
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