Yesterday at the National Working & Pastoral Breeds Society Championship Show, Sturtmoor had a fabulous day!
Foxy - Bernegarden's Reve Enka Av Sturtmoor (Imp Nor) won her FIRST CC!!
Lotto - Sturtmoor Destiny's Day won another puppy class and also was awarded Best Puppy in Breed!
It has been a long road with Foxy to get her to this achievement, between trips to back and forth to Norway, puppies, lack of coat and seasons, she has been shown very little, but has held her own. Yesterday was the best day yet!
To date, Foxy has won 1 CC, 1 RCC. And at shows without CC's she has 3 Best of Sex's (2 with Best of Breed) and 10 Reserve Best of Sex awards! Not too shabby for a little girl who hasn't been in the ring that much!
Lotto's win takes him to the current equal Top Puppy position along with his sister Louisa (Sturtmoor's Dream Maker at Gazenorth who is owned by Paul Glaholm).
The year so far has been a good one! The babies are enjoying themselves in the ring with Lotto winning Best Puppy in Breed at two Championship Shows (out of 2) and also being short-listed in the Puppy Group at Bath Championship Show.
His sister, Louisa (owned by Paul Glaholm) won Best Puppy in Breed under Norwegian Judge Espen Engh while her dad (King) won the Reserve Dog CC under this renowned Norwegian judge who knows our breed extremely well.
The Bu club show saw a fantastic day for Sturtmoor with us winning Best Puppy Dog (with Leo), Reserve Best Bitch (with Foxy) and Best Dog and Reserve Best in Show with King. We also won the Breeders class (a first time event for the Sturtmoor Buhunds!).
With lots of shows still to attend, let's hope for a great year!
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!!
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!!
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.
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 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!
Today, at the City of Birmingham Championship show Ice (Arnscroft Kiss and Tell Di for Sturtmoor won her 3rd CC (Challenge Certificate). This makes her a UK Champion (subject to confirmation). Ice is just under 18 months old, so this is no easy feat for any dog, let alone a young one!
I am also pleased to say that Ice was also short-listed in the group, this is her 2nd Best of Breed at aChampionship shows and her 2nd Group Short-list!
Ice is co-owned by Millie with Di Stirling and Sue Cale. Millie handled Ice for a time gaining her first CC at just 8 months old, then her second at 14 months with Best of Breed (and a group Shorlist!!). For her 3rd today, unfortunately, we were not present at the show and neither was Sue (she was on holiday), so could not share in the celebrations with Di. Chris Cross did a wonderful job of handling Ice, and we were thrilled to hear that she also won the first CC with her Dobermann (Nearctic Madam Pomfrey JW Sh.CM). Way to go Bree!! :0)
Congratulations to Sue - with owning her first UK Champion, and for handling her so well! Ice's brother (Arnscroft Kimura Kato) owned by Di Stirling and Kathering Lindstrom, also won the Dog CC today, but was beaten by his sister for Best of Breed.
WELL DONE TO ALL!
At the Welsh Kennel Club Championship show the Estrela's saw Derek Smith officiating. Sturtmoor had a great day out!!
1st Junior Dog and BEST DOG was Taran (Sturtmoor Neva Say Neva)
1st Junior Bitch - Marnie (Sturtmoor Now and Forever)
1st Post Graduate Bitch - Clerafora Zemaria (Daught of Quinn - Sturtmoor Lammond)
1st Open Bitch, BEST BITCH & BEST OF BREED - Clerafora Valhas (daughter of Quinn - Sturtmoor Lammond)
We are very proud of all our babies, even those not born here at Sturtmoor!
Recent Championship shows were Paignton (2nd August) and Bournemouth (14 August). Only Taran has attended these shows as the others were not entered. He was 1st in Junior dog at both! His coat is just started to grow again, so hopefully he will become more competitive once it has returned fully!
At the Langstone Open show held on 31st July Sturtmoor had a great day! Taran (Sturtmoor Neva Say Neva) won Best of Breed under Judge Sian Yeoman and then went on to win Group 4 in a well supported Group under Judge Christine Collins.
Also, still with not a lot of coat.......Phoenix (Am. Ch. Atisha's Eternal Flame for Sturtmoor) won Best of Breed and also Group 4 under Judge Tegwyn Jones!