The 'Yannista' Years
Sept 1986 - 1998
Dam: Adoram Holly
Sire: Atlantis Power Prince
Tan was one of 9 puppies from Camille's second litter of Buhunds. Yanna (Adoram Holly) was one of her first two bitches bought from Michael Quinney in 1983. Yanna was mated to Lanty (Atlantis Power Prince) who was from Camille's first litter of Bu's (Adoram Christmas Rose x Ch Knytshall Ockie).
Tan did so much for Camille during his show career, winning the first Reserve CC and eventually winning the first CC for the kennels. In total, Tan won 1 CC and 6 Res CC's but his soft loving nature did not bode well in the ring as he perferred to lay his ears back when the judge approached (hoping for a tickle) rather than using his ears properly!
He was a perfect gentleman, everyone who knew him loved him. He was a fantastic pet and was sorely missed when he left us in 1998 aged almost 12 years. Sadly he was never used at stud due to the eye problems that had become apparent during that time even though every year he tested clear (up until he was 9 years old!).
Tan had a sister who was also shown for a time. Bibbi (Yannista Bibiana) won a Res. CC under Win Stanbury at Welsh Kennel Club in the late 80's. She had one litter, which produced some lovely puppies but unfortunately some eye problems were evident in the pups.
Camille then had Scott (Blaidd Bach) who was bred by Bibbi's owner Norah Raymond (nee Gander). Scott was out of Bibbi and was bred to Kerry Frosts' Norwegian Import 'Maggott' (CH. Leitegards Kong Olav av Frostisen). Scott at last gave us the Wolf Sable Buhund that we had always wanted! Unfortunately, he was afflicted with cataracts so after a semi successful show career, he found himself a wonderful pet home not far from where we live.
The last Buhund we had before our long spell without one, again came from Norah Raymond. Sophie (Sofala Sophia at Yannista) was out of Scott's sister to another of Kerry's males and had a sparkling puppy career. Yet again, fate strikes and Sophie had the honour of being the first dog to ever be eye tested at Crufts, and was also the first dog to fail.
We were devastated, and as this followed on from Scott, it really turned our hearts away from the breed for a while. We are very glad to say that the eye problems are now very much more in control, and people are testing regularly with great results. We are working towards having a DNA test available so puppies can be tested at any age with a definitive result.