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News from Scotland
By: Craig Hosie

It's been a busy time in Scotland with several shows having classes for hovies. Perthshire Canine club saw my young blonde bitch Annvad Daimys Princess getting BOB under P .Burgess however I only recently remembered that I forgot to represent the breed in the group ! I must try and get my head around the show scene. It was a good achievement for one so young. Next it was the Scottish Kennel club CH show , a poor entry of 8 with Min sadly missing the entry date. Judge was J. Garner , BOB was Anne Stewarts Minches Jaunty getting top Honours with best dog going to Hofmeester Cuillin. Anne also did well in the brace class under P.Hollings getting a well deserved 2nd place with Jaunty and Solas.

Camperdown country park was the venue for Dundee's premier show and very kindly had 2 classes scheduled for hovies, what a lovely venue with nice walks to take the dogs after the show has finnished. Anne Stewarts Minches Jaunty took top award. Our local show, Greenock and District Kennel Association had one class Scheduled, unfortunately I was unable to make the last two shows due to Cuillins ill health. BOB was Minches Jaunty, well done Anne !

It was lovely to catch up with Maureen Watson and Clyde ( Kynaf Seti ) at SKC . Clyde thoroughly enjoyed his day out and is very mutch a credit to his owners, belated congratulations to Maureen and Kenny on the birth of their daughter Emily, a sister to Christopher.

I haven't managed to get to as many shows, as my boy Hofmeester Cuillin has been very lame in his front leg. Cuillin has had 4 lots of x-rays, 2 at my own practice, 1 at an orthopaedic specialist in Stirling and finally one lot of x-rays at Glasgow vet Hospital, the report all x-rays normal, he has also underwent arthroscopy of elbow joint, the report being a "text book" joint , nice and healthy.He was later readmitted for scintigraphy and also had needle aspiration of wrist joint, which was normal. Whilst under the care of the vet Hospital he took a reaction to the medication, which resulted in him vomiting, passing blood and lots of diarrhoea.Cuillin has lost 6kg in weight, is on a light diet and hopefully now has turned the corner and getting better. As for the front lameness its still present and they don't know what is causing it. A further appointment will be made to go back in for injections into the joints once his strength has returned. Thank goodness for insurance. Its a worry when one of your dogs is unwell.

Spoke to Min recently who informed me that Chief , a blonde pup that she kept from the last litter has been keeping her busy as he's been finding out new ways of visiting his neighbours ! Min welcome to the wonderful world of BLONDE Hovawarts !! Having had lived with all three colours I find the blondes know how to party ! This new edition will keep Min busy and take her mind off losing her black & Gold boy Minches Jaguar " Jaggy" to his friends. Another pup from the last litter called Minches Chief River known as "Corie" is now in training as an Emergency Search dog, and lives in Dundee with her owner. I believe the pup is doing great, well done to her owner. Hovies just love to work. Went along to Anne Stewarts to see her 2 black & Gold puppies who are a welcomed edition and will make their new owners extremely happy. I believe Anne is keeping one of them. The mating was Pines Riley to Micona Chieftan who comes from Ireland. What lovely puppies. I am going back to visit them , for more kisses and cuddles. Any news from Scotlands hovie owners please get in touch with me, I always like to hear how you and your dogs are doing.
This article was posted on: 01-Jan-09