There’s been rather a lack of breed notes lately both on here and in the dog paper, but this is mostly down to not having any news as such, so I have decided to do seasonal ones – hence the ‘Autumn’ heading.
All championship show results are uploaded on the same day so no point in mentioning those but as for critiques for the breed well, we go from the ridiculous to the sublime! Five months and three months wait from breed specialists who only have the one breed to write about. Why? When new people to the breed, maybe showing for just a short time, or breeders with youngsters just making a debut, are really keen to know what the judges think of their dog, especially if these critiques are likely to carry any advice. Of course, puppies grow and change, so the description at the time has limited influence but that surely, is not the point. At the ‘wow’ end of the critique scale we get a report from a champ show (22+ dogs) within three hours of the judging! It was well written and not full of clichés and stock phrases either. Well done that man, the benchmark is set!
A modest celebration was held at Darlington show in respect of Glyn & Christine Dawson’s dog Ch. Kurriera Orlando At Lyncris, who won his 25th CC – these being all from different judges. There is a little way to go to beat the breed record holder, Ch. Furnwood Argus with 32 CCs, but I don’t know if different judges awarded all these.
More congratulations are due to the breeders and owners of newly made up champions so far this year: ‘Fantasa Dallas Maverick’, ‘Annatefkah Tumaini’, ‘Vaskurs Queen L Qiwidotter To Ynchreenoo’ (imp. Sw.), ‘Reedly Road Rochlyn To Ynchreenoo’ (imp.Rus.) and ‘Fantasa Chicago Bull At Ankors’.
It’s nice to have the prospect of some new pups coming into the rings in the next few months from Sadie & Graham Thomas (Rubasu) and Laura Merryweather & Sam Fletcher (Ynchreenoo). Good luck bouncing babies!
Open show news: At Thame & Oxfordshire CS our homebred girl Kurriera Tamara De Lempicka won BOB and Group 2; at Bedford CS, Collins’ & Dunhill’s Fantasa Dallas Maverick was BOB and Group 1. At the Pharaoh Hound Club show, judge Liz McKnight awarded BIS, BD to Ch. Reedly Road Rochlyn To Ynchreenoo & BB to Ch. Vaskurs Queen L Qiwidotter To Y., both owned by Fletcher & Merryweather. Coming up is the Hound Club of East Anglia show on 24th November at St. Ives Leisure Centre, near Cambridge, and Humberside Hound on 16th November at the Costello Stadium, Hull. Both on Fossedata.
Finally, Alina Svaldenyte took part in the National Championships Lure Coursing (UKSS) last month and is proud to say that Samba & Zookie won lovely rosettes and sashes for their breed. Well done.
I think that’s the round-up for now but if there is anything you’d like mentioned in future notes, please message me.