The dogs deserve a well earned break anyway, but we will be back!
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
LKA was the final Championship Show of 2015 for Sturtmoor! We went for a good day out, and ended up having a FANTASTIC day out! Thanks to Judge Shelly Franks for thinking so highly of our babies!
Lotto (Sturtmoor Destiny's Day) - 1st Post Grad Dog (with his adoring Dad -Peter Lambert)
Louisa (Sturtmoor's Dream Maker at Gazenorth) - 1st Limit Bitch (with her dad - Paul Glaholm)
Foxy (Ch Bernegarden's Reve Enka Av Sturtmoor (Imp NOR)) - 1st Open Bitch, and went on to win her FIFTH CC (and her first owned by me as Mrs C LAMBERT!!
It was a fitting end to the show year! ROLL ON 2016!
Foxy finishes the year as JOINT TOP BUHUND BITCH 2015!!!
It is going to be a fairly quiet Winter season for Sturtmoor Buhunds, only two shows to attend before the end of the year, and few are planned for the start of 2016. We like to give the dogs some 'time off' to relax in the Winter, as well as for us to recharge our batters for the crazy season to start all over again.
We are planning a litter for Summer 2016, so that will be exciting to look forward to, and of course I (Millie) has been invited to judge at the Norwegian Buhund Club of America's National Specialty in November 2016 - which is an honour for me to do. I am looking forward to seeing some great friends that I miss dearly while I am over in the USA, and only wish I could take Peter with me (but for personal reasons he is not able to go).
Sturtmoor have had a great year this year, with Foxy being made up to a Champion, and Lotto and Louisa holding their heads high in the show ring - Lotto gaining his first Reserve CC and Louisa getting not one, but FOUR reserve CC's!! She is really knocking on that door to get that first CC!! Of course, not forgetting our Wedding on 15th August, I am very proud to now be Mrs Lambert! Let's see what 2016 will bring!
I must thank all our owners who have done such a fantastic job of bringing up their babies Bu's, who are now 2 years old and wonderful! Every breeder dreams of having owners like you all.
Fantastic day at National Working & Pastoral Breeds today! Sturtmoor Buhunds kept flying the flag!
Sturtmoor Destiny's Day (Lotto - owned by my better half, Peter Lambert) won Post Graduate and then went on to win his first Reserve CC!!
Sturtmoor's Dream Maker at Gazenorth (Louisa - owned by Paul Glaholm) won Post Graduate Bitch and then won her second Reserve CC!!
THE BABIES ARE GROWING UP!!
Today was Windsor Championship Show where our judge was Sue Hewart-Chambers. CC's for us today too!
Lotto (Sturtmoor Destiny's Day) won his first Post Graduate Class (with CC's on offer) - 4 more to go before he has to move up to Limit!!
Foxy was the star of the day! Winning Open Bitch and then being awarded the CC!! This was her third and crowning CC meaning she is now a UK CHAMPION subject to KC confirmation).
What a fantastic day!!
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