This was the final title that King could win in the UK!
At the Swansea Open Show on February 8th, King won Best of Breed which gave him the final point needed for his Show Certificate of Merit title (ShCM). He then celebrated in style by going on to win the Group under our judge Tim Ball (Kaitak).
This was the final title that King could win in the UK!
We are very pleased that all our babies have found forever homes already.
We have some fabulous owners, and are looking forward to the day they can take their new bundles of fun home to their new lives.
We wish them all a long and happy life together. :)
Foxy and Kings puppies arrived on 17th September 2013. We had 6 puppies, 3 dogs and 3 bitches. All are doing very well.
If you would like more information, please go to the litter page HERE.
BISS CH. SVARTKONGE AV STURTMOOR (IMP NOR) JW
(subject to KC Confirmation)
Today at Bath Championships show, King finally got his final point which gives him his Junior Warrant title! Having shown Rare Breeds for many years, it is the first time we have gained a 'JW' on any of our dogs, despite several near misses!!
To top the day off - King then went on to win a Group 4 placement, such a huge achievement for a 17 month old Black Buhund! WAY TO GO KING!!
Camille is planning her first Buhund litter since 1986!!
Following successful health testing, we can now officially announce our upcoming plans.
Please visit HERE for more information!
At Birmingham National Championship Show on May 11th 2013, King became Sturtmoor's first UK Champion! After many European Champs and some American Champs, at last we now have one in the UK! :)
Thanks to judge Marion Sargent for thinking so highly of our Black Buhund boy, at just 17 months old we are so proud of all his achievements.
SVARTKONGE AV STURTMOOR (IMP NOR)
What a fantastic year for our new boy King! He hit the show ring in June 2012 when he was 6 months old and didn't look back!
In only 10 shows with Champion Certificates (CC's) on offer (including Crufts 2013), King won 3 CC's with Best of Breed and 4 Reserve CC's (his last at Crufts 2013) as well as 6 Best Puppy in Breed's.
King finished the year as:
Top Buhund Male (Norwegian Buhund Club)
Top Buhund Puppy (Norwegian Buhund Club)
Top Black (Norwegian Buhund Club)
Top Puppy in Group (Our Dogs/Dorwest Herbs)
Runner-up Top Dog (Dog World)
We are so proud of our baby boy and all his achievements, we can only hope that he will gain is 4th CC to make him up to a Champion (as the previous 3 have all been won as a puppy,he is not yet a champion!).
Thank you to all those that have supported us throughout the year, and good luck to everyone for the coming show season which is due to start very soon!
Pending heath test results, we are planning a litter from King and Foxy (Bernegarden's Reve Enka Imp NOR) in the summer of this year.
SVARTKONGE AV STURTMOOR
Norwegian Buhund Club Championship Show
(51 Dogs entered, 38 dogs present)
Judge - Mrs Lynne Smith (Alkola)
BEST IN SHOW
BEST PUPPY IN SHOW
This was King's 3rd CC from the Puppy Classes, we think he is the only Buhund in the UK's history to have achieved this! However, he still needs one more CC, taken after he is one year old to make him a UK Champion!
We are so proud of our young black boy - such a dream to own, in EVERY way!!
Well... what can I say! Our King (Svartkonge Av Sturtmoor (Imp NOR)), has had one hell of a start to his show career!!! The latest results.....
Richmond (8 September) - CC, Best of Breed & Best Puppy in Breed
Darlington (15 September) - Best Dog, Best Puppy in Breed and shortlisted in Puppy Group
Driffield (20 September) - RCC, Best Puppy in Breed
This last Best Puppy win has made him certain for Top Puppy in Breed as with only two shows left with CC's for the breed, he now cannot be beaten!
We really did not expect him to acheive so much in such a short time. Our heartfelt thanks go to May Birkeland for allowing King to come to us in Wales, and to all the judges who have thought so
At the WKC Championship Show on Saturday 18th August 2012, King (Svartkonge av Sturtmoor) excelled himself! Thanks to Judge Mr Mike Vines for awarding King the Dog CC and Best of Breed as well as Best Puppy in Breed. What a little star our King is!! :0)
For the second time in 7 days, King did us proud!!
At the National Working & Pastoral Breeds Championship Show, on 14 July 2012, under Judge Kerry Frost (Frostisen), king yet again won his class, Best Puppy in Breed and the Reserve Champion Certificate (RCC).
My good friend Laura Wilcox was kind enough to take this photograph of him at the show.
Our latest import from Norway, Svartkonge Av Sturtmoor (King) pictured at nearly 6 months.
This baby boy had a fanastic day at the East of England Championship Show on Sunday 8th July 2012, only his second Championship Show (and fourth show of any kind)...... aged just 7 months and 1 day........ he not only won his puppy class but also won Best Puppy in Breed and the RESERVE CHALLENGE CERTIFICATE!!!
King is now qualified for Crufts for life, as this award (once confirmed by the KC) gives him his Stud Book number!!. We are so proud of our little man, and hope he has a bright future!!
His other notable win was Reserve Best Puppy In Show at the Chepstow Limited Show on 17th June!! We all adore King, and thank May Birkeland for letting him come to live with us here in the UK. He truly is a
We had a fantastic day at CRUFTS yesterday with our Menna. She not only won her class, but also took Best Bitch and BEST OF BREED!! This was a very unexpected result, but a thrilling one!
Thanks to the judge (Mrs Sue Garner) for awarding Menna Best of Breed.
It was wonderful to see her on the television, I hope she did the breed proud!
We are very proud to announce that King (Svarte Konge av Sturtmoor) will be due to arrive from Norway at the end of March 2012! King is a black Norwegian Buhund (male) and has come to us via May Birkeland in Norway.
Thanks to Britt Marit Halvorsen for looking after King in the interim, and arranging for him to travel to the UK. What would we do without you Britt!
We are looking forward to meeting this young man and hope he can bring some new blood and black lines to the Buhund gene pool in the UK.
We are very proud to annouce that Menna (Int/Bel/DK Ch. Karabas Likande Lamenna Letta at Sturtmoor (IMP NL) Sh.C.M. WW'10 W'08, W'09) is the leader in the UK's Top Dog competition!
The winners of Best of Breed and Best Opposite Sex are awarded points at all Championship shows in the UK that have breed classes. Top Dog is a very coveted award that most breeders will strive to achieve, but few will actually gain.
Menna has had a phenomenal career so far, winning some Top Awards previoiusly never won by an Estrela outside of Portugal!! In this particular competition, Menna was Top Dog in 2007 and 2008 but was them absent from the show ring for the majority of 2009 and 2010 due to maternal duties. Now - back in the ring after her two year absence, she came back with style!!
We are so proud of our baby, and cannot thank Sietske Christan-Luchsinger enough for allowing her to join us!!
If you wish to see a full list of the leaders in the Top dog Competition (all breeds) please follow this link: http://www.dogworld.co.uk/product.php/140
We are proud to announce another fantastic Sturtmoor day at the National Working & Pastoral Breeds Championship Show held near Malvern on 16 July 2011.
Our Menna (Int/Bel/DK Ch. Karabas Likande Lamenna Letta at Sturtmoor IMP NL) took her 6th Best of Breed for the year under judge Meg Purnell-Carpenter! She then went on to win BEST RARE BREED IN SHOW under Judge Jack Bispham!!!!
Also her son - STURTMOOR OMARI, at 11.5 months old and at his 3rd ever show, took his 2nd Best Puppy in Breed award and also Reserve Best Dog!! Congratulations to Kathleen Garey for doing such a fantsatic job with Rouge!!
Following her son's success at WELKS on Sunday 1st May, Menna (INT/BEL/DK CH. Karabas Likande Lamenna Letta at Sturtmoor (IMP NL) Sh.C.M) took her second BEST OF BREED of the year!
A fantastic start to the 2011 season for Sturtmoor!!
Only one Sturtmoor Dog was present at WELKS championship show on 1st May 2011 - and what a day he had!!
Rouge (Sturtmoor Omari) who is out of Menna x Jaydee was attending his first show ever with his owner Kathleen Garey, what a start to his career!
Kath took Rouge into his first Junior Class, aged just 9 months, where he was against 3 other puppies that were a little older than him. He was placed FIRST!!! Millie (Camille Pentland - co-breeder of Rouge) then offered to take over the handling where Rouge went on to win not only Best Male but also BEST OF BREED!! There was a total entry of 21 Estrela's, with only 4 being absent. This was all under judge Robin Newhouse.
Rouge didn't stop there! Millie then took him into the Group, where judge Zena Thorn-Andrews decided to shortlist our baby boy to the LAST SIX! The Pastoral group had a total of 1124 entries, and Rouge was one best six in that group!!
Well done to Kath on doing such a fantastic job with Rouge, and getting him so well socialised. We hope to see him at more shows in the future!
We are pleased to announce that Foxy (Bernegarden's Reve Enka) arrived safely in the UK in February 2011. She has settled in very quickly and is adored by all. She has attended a handful of small shows where she has gained two Best Puppy in Breed's and two Reserve Best of Breed's. Also, at a Limited Show in March, she was shortlisted in Best in Show and then won Reserve Best Puppy in Show!!
Foxy makes her Championship show debut on April 16th at Working & Pastoral Breeds Association of Wales, and although there are no CC's on offer at that show, we are really looking forward to getting her to a big show at last!!
We would like to announce that BERNEGARDEN'S REVE ENKA, a Norwegian Buhund called Foxy, will be arriving from Norway in February 2011 (all being well!).
Foxy is owned and bred by Britt Marit Halvorsen of the world famous Berngarden Saint Bernards, and will come to live with Camille (on breeding terms) for the foreseeable future.
We are very excited to have Foxy as part of the Sturtmoor kennels, and Camille is particularly looking forward to getting back to the Buhund ring on a more permanent basis. We wish all the best to Foxy's siblings, wherever in the world they may be!
This is Foxy aged approx 7 months.
We are very pleased to announce that all of Pi's puppies are now in their forever homes. We would like to congratulate Jayne on have a very successful first Estrela litter, and wish her all the best with her new baby boy from that litter.
Pi's puppies are now 4 weeks old!! There is only one left needing a forever home.
If you are interested, please contact Jayne Lewis via her contact page on Pi's website...... click HERE.
Pi (Clerafora Varziela) gave birth to a lovely litter of 6 on 6 September 2010. She had 2 girls and 4 boys of both fawn and brindle colouring. Mother and babies are doing well!
For more information on this litter please visit Pi's Website.