Following a Cesarean section, Evee gave birth to 6 beautiful puppies on 24/04/19. We had 1 boy and 5 girls!! We are thrilled with the arrival of these babies, and look forward to welcoming their new owners into our Sturtmoor family.
Due to a decision made by myself and Peter, and after 2 years of practice and time spend working with Evee - we have decided to stop showing her. Despite her many wins, she does not enjoy many aspects of being at a show, and hates it in the car!
I have always kept to the rule that 'if my dog does not enjoy it, I won't make them do it'. So - now after many discussions, trying different approaches to help her over her fears, we have decided to call it a day.
Evee will now live at home, enjoying life with the other dogs and being a much loved member of our household. We plan to have a litter from Evee, and maybe this will help to settle her, but only time will tell.
We will attend some shows, for the day out if not to handle other people's dogs, but we will not be entering any Buhunds. We look forward to being back out with a puppy some time in the future!
Sturtmoor's Eezee Luvva (Evee) is having a great year so far, having only attended 5 Championship shows to date!
Following her Best of Breed, and 3rd in the RCC Stakes at Southern Counties, she topped that by not only winning Best of Breed again at Three Counties, but by also being shortlisted in a huge group of 25 dogs! The final cut of 9 included at least 7 Group/BIS winners!!
Thank you to all judges who have thought so highly of Evee so far, I am very proud of this young girl, despite her determination to drive me crazy by not wanting to show properly!
We are now taking a month off of shows, for me to complete my radiotherapy treatment, and also as Evee is due in season any day! We hope to be back at East of England in July!
Ch Show results to date:
Working & Pastoral Breeds Association of Wales (No CC's) - Best Bitch & Best of Breed - Patsy Hollings
Birmingham National (CC's) - 1st post Grad Bitch - Jeff Horswell
Bath (No CC's) - Best Bitch - Graham Hill
Southern Counties (No CC's) - Best Bitch, Best of Breed - Reino Korpela & 3rd RCC Stakes - Tim Ball
Three Counties (No CC's) - Best Bitch, Best of Breed - Sue Bird & GROUP SHORTLIST - Marion Sargent
We were very pleased to receive the results of Evee's Hip Scores in the post today.
Evee is 6/4 = 10
This is a good score, so now we can go ahead with our breeding plans for next year, pending the health results on the male we would like to use! We will announce our plans as soon as we are certain they will go ahead.
At Evee's first show in 2018 on 21st April, she did us proud once again.
At the Working & Pastoral Breeds of Wales Championship Show, where we did not have CC's for our breed, she not only won her Limit class but was also awarded Best Bitch and Best of Breed by judge Patsy Hollings.
She had a great time after the Group playing in the pen with her Smooth Collie friend 'Hero' who had also won Best of Breed!
We are looking forward to our first show of 2018 next Saturday (Working & Pastoral Breeds of Wales Ch Show - no cc's for Bu's).
I think we will have a lot of waiting time, but at least that gives me more time to relax with Evee before we go in! :) Let's hope I can park quite close to the building.... thanks to ongoing chemo treatments......no energy.com!!!
Sturtmoor Buhunds will be having a fairly quiet Winter. This is due to the diagnosis of Breast Cancer that Camille was told about on 16th October 2017. Due to an operation (on 30th November) and follow up treatment in the coming months, future show plans are unknown at this time. We hope to be at LKA, but are unlikely to be at any shows during January, and possibly February depending on further tests and treatments.
The dogs deserve a well earned break anyway, but we will be back!
On 22nd July 2017 we attended the Norwegian Buhund Club of the UK's 50th Anniversary Championship Show at the Sports Connexion, Ryton on Dunsmore.
With a Norwegian Judge (Mr Christen Lang) that none of us had met before, doing his first Buhund judging in the UK and awarding CC's in the UK for the first time, no one knew what was going to happen. We had a wonnderful day!
It was a joy to have Kat Baier, Nat Merry and their baby boy Finn (Sturtmoor Elfinn's Luck) with us for the first time, at 11 months he became a show dog! He not only won his 2 classes, but also won BEST PUPPY IN SHOW!!
His sister, Evee (Sturtmoor's Eezee Luvva) won 3 classes and was RES. BEST PUPPY IN SHOW behind her brother!
King (Ch Svartkonge av Sturtmoor (Imp Nor) JW ShCM) was 4th in a strong Open Dog class, but was also awarded BEST BLACK
Lotto (Sturtmoor Destiny's Day) - Was 3rd in Limit.
The star of the day was Foxy (Ch Bernegarden's Reve Enka av Sturtmoor (Imp Nor). Such a shame Mairwyn couldn't be with us to join in the fun, but Foxy did her very proud! Not only did she win her very first Veteran class (she was 7yrs on April 1st!), she also won the RESERVE CHALLENGE CERTIFICATE and BEST VETERAN IN SHOW!!!
Not content with that - in the Special Award Classes (judged by Michael Patrick (Coldasice)) - Lotto won Open Dog, Evee was 4th in Open Bitch and Foxy won Champion Dog or Bitch!!
Thank you to both judges, and to all the owners and especially our babies that made the day so awesome!
Thanks to Sam Webster for taking the photo's at the show for us.
Today saw the arrival of our latest litter of Buhunds. We are thrilled to announce that we have 6 puppies, all doing well so far. Louisa (Sturtmoor's Dream Maker at Gazenorth) is being an incredible mum (as Buhunds usually are)!
We plan to keep a bitch from this litter, so look out for our little girl in the ring from February 2017 (if all goes to plan of course).
We will be enjoying every minute of these babies before the other 5 go to their new homes which are ready and waiting!
The show team moves on to Stafford for the Birmingham National Championship show where we had CC's and our judge was Schipperke expert Mary Deats.
STURTMOOR DID THE DOUBLE!!!
Dog CC & Best of Breed - Ch Svartkonge Av Sturtmoor (IMP NOR) JW ShCM
Res. Dog CC - Sturtmoor Destiny's Day
Bitch CC & Best Opp Sex - Ch Bernegarden's Reve Enka av Sturtmoor (IMP NOR)
Louisa was sadly a little out of coat, but was still placed 2nd in Limit bitch behind the Res. Bitch CC winner! :)
WHAT A DAY!!!
On Saturday 9th April, we attended the Norwegian Buhund Club of the UK's Open Show and AGM. We only took the babies to the show and had a lovely day:
Sturtmoor Danfandango (owned by Konner Owens) - 1st Post Graduate Dog and Best Post Graduate
Sturtmoor Destiny's Day (owned by Peter Lambert) - 3rd Limit Dog
Sturtmoor's Dream Maker at Gazenorth (owned by Paul Glaholm) - 1st Limit Bitch, Best Limit and Res Best Bitch!
At the AGM held after the show - they gave out the Annual Trophies! This was 'Foxy's' day winning three trophies, and Louisa went home with one!
Ch Bernegarden's Reve Enka Av Sturtmoor (Imp Nor):
Best Opposite Sex Buhund of the Year
Points Winner Bitch
Oldest Buhund winning it's 1st, 2nd or 3rd CC
Sturtmoor's Dream Maker at Gazenorth:
Non Ch Bu winning the most Res CC's (4 RCC's)
It was a lovely day, even if it was hard work (being Secretary of the Club means there is no rest for the wicked!).
The Sturtmoor Buhunds did us proud at Crufts this year, we had a total of 5 dogs entered, 3 of our own plus 2 of the babies from Foxy's last litter (now 2.5 years old). The results speak for themselves!
Post Grad Dog - 1ST Sturtmoor Destiny's Day (Lotto), 3RD Sturtmoor Danfandango (Eren - owned by Konner Owens)
Open Dog - 1ST CH. Svartkonge Av Sturtmoor (IMP NOR) JW ShCM (King)
Limit Bitch - 2ND Sturtmoor's Dream Maker at Gazenorth (Louisa - owned by Paul Glaholm)
Open Bitch - 1ST Bernegarden's Reve Enka Av Sturtmoor (IMP NOR) (Foxy)
DOG CC & BEST OF BREED - KING
RES BITCH CC - Louisa
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