Breed Notes

By Lyn Etches



Well thats another Crufts over by a week already.  I hope everyone is recovering, me well im sorta complicated I may not be at Crufts 2025 unless I find anyone who is going up just for Pastoral /Working day.
      Our judge for the day was Sue Hewart Chambers and she had drawn a great entry, sadly she was unable to go. Our replacement judge was  Dr Chris Millard (Karmore ) a breed specialist.  
    Dcc, Bob, Bvib was awarded to Geoff & Sharon Lees Casey, Eriksfjord Brave Charm ably handled by his breeder Louise Paterson.
 Rdcc Lynn Palatinas Zeno , Starvon Dark knight with Valltineya.
 Bcc Vickie & Steve Warrens Nukka, Valaller in Focus. only lightly shown and 2nd Cc in row 
 Rbcc Sophie, Steve, Sam Zbilutz Skye, Ch Ohanaway Shes a Rebel.
 Bpib Sophie Linneys Buck, Aescwine Bottom Dollar.
Pd  Buck,         Jd Debbie Howes Creasy , Valaller the Photographer .
Pg 1st Kirsty Elliss, Trev, Kimaroffs Sidney. 2nd Louise & Ian Richards-Chappell  Ike, Starvon Eez the One of Palostras, 3rd Rachel & T Denton & Mills  Kiba, Starvon Enter the Dragon.  4th Sophie Linneys, Aescwine Little A.
Ld 1st Ms E Sprys Eddie, Westorps Wild Thing to Pepperthyme (imp) 2nd Sophie Linneys Beni, Cecil Vom Bruggener Land mit Aescwine (imp)
Od 13in class .1st Lynn Palattinas Zeno Rdcc. 2nd Angelica Ludwig , Louis , De/dk/int Ch Dangas D Louixson , 3rd Kyle Jones ,Blaze  Ch Tanellis Bloomin William .     4th Simone Uitendaals ,  Bucky , Int/nl/se/Be/Lu Ch Noriniikes Lena Miene Mutte njk ,                                5th Gemma and my Eddie , Starvon Easy on the I Edisson .                                                     Gc Beth and Mandy Ring  Crixus , Starvon Fit for a King .  Vd Casey aged 9yrs
Vb,1st Domna +Richards Dodds Ella ,Ch Hurstfield Renen Vixen. 2nd Kerry Diamonds ,Nova Ch Eriksfjord Aurora Charm ,3rd Pat Drinkwaters Lucy, Trykeira Daleesha  4th .Debbie Howes Rain. Pepperthyme on a Rainbow .Pb. Zoe Fithern+Ade Russel  Ruserns Miss Adventure  fresh from being on the Search and Rescue stand which Zoe is involved in and trains all of her dogs to the standard needed in the team .
Jb 1st Lynn Pallatina  Kysha ,Valltineya Plot Twist ,2nd Fernandez Martinez +Hobbs, Noomi , Valaller Copyright .3rd Alistair Mcgregor +Evans Lotara , Valtineya Believe in me at Chogoris. 4th Julie Price  Malin, Valltineya Galadriel , 5th Kerry Diamonds Vanya ,Forvanna go on call me Sassy  . Pg Louise Paterson +Jo Days Minty , Starvon Fits the Standard . 2nd Britt Borlinghaus+Mccann, Ada , Pepperthyme Star Watching.3rd Sarah Hoggs Nova , Aescwine Areni Noir 4th Mrs Cfm Fustecmas , Snotra Fensalir De la Tourbiere Des Dauges . 5th Fi Cameron +Tim Woods Bowkol Awesome Yggdrasil .                                                              Lb 1st Vicky +Steve Warren Nukka ,Bcc  , 2nd  Wendy Amons  Klara , Pepperthyme Wildfire 3rd Sophie Linneys Braya , Aescwine Ampelography  4th +4th previous class . 5th Jo Day s Kisses ,Beidely Blowin Kisses in the wind (imp)
Ob 1st Steve ,Sam,Sophie Zbilutz  Skye Rcc , Ch Ohanaway Shes a Rebel ,2nd Kate Biss Skye , Valaller Rainmaker , 3rd Izzy King +Lucy Barnes Hoochie , Ch Starvon Fame awaits for Izlou jw. 4th Dave + Eleanor Hislop Lina , Ch Tanellis Colina .5th  Simone Uitendaal Niike , Multich Sharinjah Simasuu Nijch,Nijw,Cw18 2  Gc Domna +Richard Dodds Pepper , Ch Tanellis Bloomin Primrose .
Sophie Zbilutz  with Skye  was placed 3rd in Ykc handling by judge Marina White   and  Izzy King and Hoochi  was 5th in the Ykc  pastoral stakes final .
We welcomed some exhibitors from abroad  , Sam Smith  , Trendam from Austrailia without her dogs lovely to meet you as we have chatted for years so good to meet you ., Agnieszka Galica  with Nuria , Polish  sponsored topdog 2023 ,Nuria Saga Lucky . Simone Uiitendaal  with some of her dogs  , Angelica Ludwig  brought 2 of her boys, and  Mrs Crm Fustec Mas . The Commitee would like to thank all of the volunteers who manned the stand for all 4 days . Sharon had split each day into 3 sections  of volunteers  a good idea as we were quite busy. Sharon and family  had to go and decorate the stand on Wednesday already for the show . Thurs , Kyle Jones + Alistair McGregor , Carl Horton  and Kyle  then Gemma and myself .   Fri .Louise Paterson + Sharon Lee,  Beth Ring +Sophie Linney  for both of the sections .  
Sat . Sarah Bateman + Kirsty Ellis ,Matt West + Naatalie Wood , Alan Savill +Karen Hackney
Sun Lynn Pallatina+Diane Rorbach , Gemma +myself. Sharon and family  who also had to repack all the things from the stand  Thanks  again all of volunteers .


Wishing everyone Good Luck and enjoy your time at Crufts whether you are showing, handling or manning the Discover Dog stand or just visiting. Remember comfy shoes and plenty of refreshments. If it's your 1st time at Crufts with a vallhund then please send me news of your experiences for your breed notes. I believe the time slots on DD stand are organised as                  1st vals from 8-30 till 11,midday 11 till 1-30 then 1-30  till 4oc. Thereby all teams doing 2 and half hours talking to the public about our wonderful breed and what they are like to live with and care for and how versatile our breed is , please try and curb  barking  Sharon has done a great job as always organising all of the cover for the stand 3 sessions a day all 4 days . Plus, Sharon must go on Wednesday to set up the stand and then take it all down again on the Sunday at the end of the day. Remember if anyone is extra interested in possibly adding a vallhund to their family you must only give info to contact our Secretary Sharon as per Kennel club rules.  

  Please don't forget to enter the club open show on 7th April this is paired with the Agm .The champ show will be held on 1st September more about this later in the year,  

Another date for your diary on the 19th,20th,21st July Southern Finnish Lapphund club has organised the long awaited SITP Spitz in The Park at a new venue Bretford Village Hall Cv 23 Oj2. Limited camping spaces are available if wanted need to book asap .For those who have not been before  Sitp is for all spitz breeds  a weekend of fun and events Quiz night  and especially the fun and laughter of the Spitz Olympics with teams of 4 held on the Sunday and an amazing raffle .Money is raised for charity once costs for venue etc is taken out so a great event you can go dayly  or just 1 day . 

On Sunday 13th October at Cambridge the Sv club are holding Bad, Breed Appreciation Day along with Mce .Starting at 10 am with Breed Standard and History.  Rosie Peacock - Jackson (Kirkholme ) and Jo Day (Starvon ) there will be light refreshments. Contact our secretary Mrs Sharon Sibley. Sharon.sibley@btinternet.com. 

 A couple of open show results, at Cheltenham +dist Lynn Pallatina took hers and Kath Tilsley Bella, Valltineya Lasso Ur Dreams under judge Mark Elliot who awarded her 5th Nscpuppy .Also under judge Gary Daniel Bella won Mp Stakes. 

Torquay and district there was only sv open under judge Andrea Maltis .1st and Bob was Kirsty Ellis Trev ,Kimaroffs Sidney and Bp to Debbie Howes Creasy ,Valaller the Photographer. Also, in the veteran stakes judge Marion Sargent Debbie with Rain, Pepperthyme on a Rainbow came 5th. 

At Wellingborouth in Avnsc ,judge Jenny Miller chose N and C Hortons Fenrir, Valltineya the Outlaw 1st avnsc then Puppy group 4. 


First some open show results that has been sent to me, all good pre-Crufts practise especially. 

Kate Biss only took Rhu to Newton Abbot show as only 1 class. The judge was Abby Lusty,. 

She awarded Rhu, Valaller Strike a Pose Bob and Bpib .The group judge was Angie Johns she gave Rhu A gp 2 and Pgp 2. 

  Wiveliscombe Open show the judge was Julie Williams and there were sv classes. 

Open dog 1st Debbie Howe, Luka, Dangas Lukas Jollyson of Valaller (imp) Rbob ,2nd Cherie Hackneys, Ash, Starvon all About me. 3rd Kate's Rhu also Pgp 2 ,4th  Debbie's Creasy, Valaller the Photographer. 

Open Bitch and Bob 1st Kate's  Skye , Valaller Rainmaker .2nd Debbie's Quinn, Valaller Rainchild . 

Debbie's Rain, Pepperthyme on a Rainbow came 3rd in Veteran class. 


  At Cardiff canine open show where the judge was Lucy Mottram. Julie Price took Viktor, Valltineya Starlight Rodeo and he was awarded Bob and Bpib , then was shortlisted in the group. 

  Ilfracombe +Dist Open show the judge was Bethan Williams. Debbie's Creasy, Valaller the Photographer at 11 months won Pg with his sister Kate's Rhu, coming 2nd. In Open, 1st Kate's Skye, Valaller Raimaker ,2nd Debbie's Luka 3rd Cherie Hackneys Ash .Starvon all About me. Much to Debbie's delight the judge awarded Creasy Bob +Bpib .  Creasy went into a large Puppy Stakes and came 1st under judge Matt Garnham. Dinner was on Creasy after winning £30 for stakes, but of course he had his favourite Chicken with his dinner. 

At Wellingborough open show the judge was Jenny Miller. Nand C Horton (sorry I don't know your 1st names) Fenrir, Valltineya the Outlaw won Bpnsc  and Puppy gp 4. 

   Another new to our breed Alessia Longi and Federico Francescato , took Flori, Valaller Paparazzi to Swka open show under judge Tracy Irving. This was Alessia s 1st time in the show ring it was Nsc and they did well, they came 3rd out of 6. It was nice to of been in the ring with another  vallhund pup as Julie Price was there with her Malin, Valltineya Galadriel, sorry I don't know what place Malin came, 

 Soon it will be Crufts 2024 where I was very pleased to see we have good entry numbers entered , several more pups have been out in the ring plus some will be from abroad so I'm sure you are making sure you and your dogs are fit and healthy , it's always such  long days 8-30 until 4pm  , and those that are just going on the Saturday for showing maybe for your 1st time please take note Saturdays and Sundays are always the busiest .Make sure you have supplies of drinks and food as its always queues and expensive .Obviously for your dogs too .Don't leave bags and shopping  on the benches unless you have someone keeping an eye on it you  can put in your cage if you can lock it while you are at the ring .Usually we all keep an eye out for each other where possible .Would be nice if following Crufts you can send me a piece for your breed notes about your 1st experience whether in the show ring or on Discover Dogs etc . Plus of course anyone else feel free to send me your summary of your time and experiences. I understand our  sec. Sharon  has filled all of the timed slots on the stand for the 4 days. Be prepared to talk valls , valls and even more about valls living with etc, activities you do together. 

News from Abroad. Brigitte Campano and Louise Law are so proud of Maev, they received an Akc Plaque the 1st Swedish Vallhund to achieve AGCH (Agility Grand Champion) Her full name now is , 

Vallhollow Vouslez Vous mxg3, Pds, Mjs3, Pjd,Mfg, ToxTox, T2b5, Fcat, Cgc,Tki   Now thats an impressive list of titles, imagine trying to write that lot on an entry form. Huge Congratulations. 

Amanda and Samantha Smith were thrilled to receive an Akc Plaque awarded to their youngster Fokus ,Aust,Ch Osuno Feature Fokus (imp). Number 1 working dog Qld Rising Star , bred by Andy Lawrie .Also Number 6 Baby in group x12 .Baby puppy in show x6 , Minor puppy in group x8,Minor puppy in show x1, Puppy in group x5 ,Jun in groupx3 .Amanda and Sam are both thrilled with their 3 youngsters all ending up Titled this past year .Aust ch Trendam Beautyskool Dropout ,and Aust ch Trendam U Need to Calm down .Their motto is Dream -- Believe - Achieve.  Congratulations, Fokus is very like my Rayda at that age. The have also taken on a really young puppy found wandering along a road with her littermate she is clearly a kelpie mix she has settled in really well with the rest of their dogs and thriving well, she is very lucky. 


Hi everyone welcome to 2024 where hopefully I will get more news sent to me, I also want to apologise that my Breed notes following Lka were not printed complete. 

I will start with the awards for 2023. 

Top swedish vallhund  is Sandra and Tony Drinkwaters  Norton , Ch Dangas Norton Junkerson in Galerita (imp) 

Top Breeders on joint points is Jo Day with Starvon .and Ingela Johannesson, Dangas (swe) 

Top Sire is between Rosemary Peacock -Jackson Truls, Ch Pepperthyme Golden Noble at Kirkholme .and Louise Pattersons Teddy, Ch Starvon Wishful Thinking. I will hopefully have confirmation by next Bn.  

Top Brood is Domna and Richard Dodds Ella, Ch Hurstfield Renen Vixen. 

Top puppy is Wendy Amons Klara, Pepperthyme Wild Flower. 

     First Championship show of the year is now over, Manchester with Mr David Cavall who was the judge, the last of 6 breeds in the ring so a long cold wait. 

Bob was Izzy King and Lucy Barnes Hoochie, Ch Starvon Fame Awaits for Izlou, and the Group Judge Christina Chapman narrowed her down then awarded her Group 3   Excellent Congratulations 

Dcc was awarded to Debbie Howes Luka, Dangas Lukas Jollyson of Valaller (imp) handled by Alysha Branchflower, Rcc was Sandra and Tony Drinkwater Norton, Dangas Norton Junkerson in Galerita.(imp) 

Bcc and Bob was Izzy and Lucy Hoochie .Rbcc Fiona Cameron and Tim Woods, Ursa, Ch Bowkol  Akasha Fire. 

Bpib  was Debbie Howes Creasy, Valaller the Photographer. 

Pd/ Debbies Creasy Bpib , Pgd  /Emma Sprys Eddie, Westorps Wild Thing to Pepperthyme (imp). Od/ 1st Debbies Luka Cc, 2nd Sandra Drinkwater, Norton Rcc. 3rd Tony Drinkwaters Aslan, FrauFortuna (imp) 

Pb Zoe Fitherns and Ade Russel   Boop, Ruserns Miss Adventure, the next day she was back out with Zoe training as a search and rescue dog following in the steps of her mum and Dash both worked in search and rescue group  

Jb/ 1st Julie Price   Malin, Valltineya Galadriel 2nd Alistair Mcgregor and Evan  Lotara , Valltineya Believe in me over Chogoris. Pg /Louise Paterson and Jo Day Minty ,Starvon Fits the Standard at Eriksfjord .Lb/ abs O/ Izzy and Lucys Hoochie Cc 2nd Fiona and Tims Ursa Rcc. 

Spec beginners Alistair and Lotara .Congratulations all, Interesting Top Breeder have an equal start with Dcc and Bcc.2024.  

 There are a few Open show results from over Christmas that have been sent to me. 

Debbie Howe took Creasy, Valaller the Photographer to Yeovil under judge Chris Dawson, he was Bp and Puppy group 2 Sophie Zbilut took Skye, Ch Ohanaway Shes a Rebel, to Coventry ladies in Nsc under judge Denise Rowan she won Rbnsc .Then Sophie won Bah (Best Adult Handler) in show from judge Emily Moores . Gemma Perry took our Eddie, Starvon Easy on the I Eddison to Lichfield under judge Jane Paradise and won Bob, Alistair Mcgregor +Evans  Lotara ,Valltineya Believe in me Over Chogoris was Rbob . Debbie Howe and Kate Biss went to Taunton Judge was Sharon Bowen. Bob was Kate, Skye ,Valaller Rainmaker, Rbob was Debbies Luka ,Dangas Lukas Jollyson of Valaller .Debbies  Creasy ,Valaller the Photographer won Bpib and Pgp 2 . 

Don't forget to enter the Swedish vallhund open show 


 Hi everyone I cant believe its December already the year has flown by soon be Christmas again, I have a mixture of show news. Please remember the cut off dates to do the breed notes over Christmas and New Year are earlier than normal so please send me your tales from shows and in the snow etc.

   First the Nordic where we had a change of judge instead of Tate Forsey it was Ed Forsey (Muzoku) possibly as they have pups at home only 1 could go. Sadly there were only 3 valls, but still a lovely 3. Ed chose for his Bob Izzy King and Lucy Barnes Hoochie, Ch Starvon Fame Awaits for Izloo. Rbob was Steve, Sam and Sophie Zbiluts  Skye, Ch Ohanaway Shes a Rebel. Bp was, Txell Fernandez and Duncan Hobbs, Noomi, Valaller Copyright. As its the Nordic show all Bobs challenge together and im happy to say Izzy Kings Hoochie won Bis under judge Claire Boggia (Boughton).

   Woolwich,Bexley +Dca  Judge for Vallhunds was Jacky Cutler. Her choice for Bob was Domna+Richard Dodds Pippa, Ch Tanellis Bloomin Primrose. Rbob was Jo Day with Kisses, Beidely Blowin Kisses in the Wind, Bp was Sophie and Alex Linney, Buck, Aescwine Bottom Dollar.  Jo took Kisses in Rbob Stakes under Darren Clarke and she came 3rd. Darren also judged the Open stakes and the winner was Domna+Richards Ella, Ch Hurstfield Renen Vixen at Tanellis.

   Meanwhile up North at Land O Burns Canine club Kerry Diamond took her 2 valls in Avnsc under judge Paul Conway. Vanya, Forvana Go on Call me Sassy came 2nd nsc puppy, Nova, Ch Eriksfjord Aurora Charm won Bnsc. in Veteran she won Gp 1 and she also won 1st in Champion stakes. A good day for you. Well done everyone. Next week is Lka and I want to wish you all a safe journey and a lovely Christmas show.

    A warning from the Veterinary Information Service+Animal Poison Line phone number 01202509000 if needed.

We have been notified a poisonous plant is being used as a decoration in pot plants and can be purchased from Garden centres and possibly in florists. If you are worried your dog /pet may have eaten the plant material contact poison line listed.

The Pot plant is called Livistona Rotundifolia (footstool palm) and also known as Saribus Rotundifolius. It is decorated with Fibrous balls. The are the skeletonised fruit of Cerbera odollan (suicide tree , pang pong) Within each fruit is a kernal that is extreemly toxic. A single kernel could be fatal if eaten a risk to pets and people. The toxic compounds in Cerbera odallam cardiac glycosides which are also found in Foxgloves, Oleander and Lily of the Valley. If you have these fibrous fruits in your pot plant remove them and dispose of them safely.

In case you are not aware Snow globes contain Antifreeze.

   Now we are getting frost and snow watch out for grit and salt on roads and paths, my suggestion is if you have walked your dogs through it then just rinse their paws off once home, to prevent them licking their paws, as if ingested in large quantities it could lead to salt poisoning. I know it would take a lot but better to be careful.

   Next week is the Christmas show Lka at the new venue at Stafford so I want to wish everyone a safe journey and have a lovely show Good luck to all.


 Hope everyone is enjoying your Cristmas break and looking forward to 2024.
Results from Lka at their new venue at Staffordshire show ground where the judge was Albert Wight and he had a bigger entry than recent numbers with more puppies out now, sadly he w/h on 3 youngsters who werent settled.
 Dcc and Bob and Bvib were awarded to Lynn Pallatinas Loki, Ch Starvon all eyes on me at Valltineya
 Rdcc was Kyle Jones, Blaze, Ch Tanellis Bloomin William
 Bcc at only her 2nd show, she had won Rcc at her 1st show, Steve and Victoria  Warrens, Nukka,  Valaller In Focus
 Rbcc Sophie Linneys, Braya ,Aescwine Amplelography, interesting to see that  Nukka and Braya swopped  from the last show.
 Bp  Meritxell Fernandez Martinez and Duncan Hobbs, Noomi, Valaller Copyright

 Pd ,1st . Debbie Howes, Creasey, Valaller the Photographer, 2nd Sophie Linneys, Buck, Aescwine Bottom Dollar.
 Pg  1st Rachel  Denton, Kiba,   Starvon Enter the Dragon
 Od  1st Kyle Jones, Blaze. 2nd Debbie Howes Luka, Dangas Lukas Jollyson of Valaller (imp) 3rd Lynn Pallatinas  Zeno, Starvon Dark Knight with Vallineya, 4th  Sandra Drinkwaters Norton, Ch Dangas Norton Junkerson (imp) 5th Tony Drinkwaters Aslan, Frau Fortuna Aslan (imp)
V d/b 1st Lynn Pallatinas Loki,  2nd  Julie Price, Lexi , Starvon You got it at Coningsbear shcm,vw. 3rd Dr Sharon and Geoff Lee s Casey, Eriksfjord Brave Charm. 4th Pat Drinkwaters  Lucy, Trykeria  Daleesha  5th. Pauline Harrilds Ch Upton Enigma at Moonsfield.
 Pb 1st  Meritxell  and Duncans  Noomi.
 Jb  1st  Lynn Palatinas  Kysha, Valltineya Plot Twist.
 Pg  Lynn Palatinas  Cora, Tanellis Coral Bellissima del Valltineya.
 Lb  Victoria and Steve Warrens  Nukka. 2nd Sophie Linneys   Braya
 Ob Izzy King and Lucy Barnes  Hoochi, Ch Starvon Fame Awaits for Izlou Jw. 2nd  Kate Biss  Skye, Valaller Rainmaker  3rd Louise Paterson  Angelica, Irch Eriksfjord Celestial Charm.

 Debbie Howe took 2 of her valls to Totnes and District. Mike Vines (Parvodene ) judged the vallhund classs.
in Pg 1st Kate Biss  pup Rhu, Valaller Strike a  pose beat her Bro to 2nd place Debbies Creasey Valaller The Photographer.
in O  1st Debbie Luka, Dangas Lukas Jollyson of Valaller (imp), sire of the 2 pups. 2nd Kate Biss Skye, Valaller Rainmaker.
Group judge was Celia Vines   Luka won Group 4, and Rhu won Pgp 4 as well.
later under judge Sue Thompson ( Ashgate )  Luka was awarded 2nd place and prize money too. 
                I wish you all a Happy Christmas and a Fab New Year and all being well I will see you in 2024

Please keep sending me your news and please remember if its show results to add judges names



Lyn has asked me to write a few words about working my vallhund Trev.
Trev is actually a Champion, he won Best in Breed at Crufts in 2020. His official is name is Ch Starvon Double Agent at Kirkholme I only state this to prove that you can work show dogs. It gives them and their handlers a very different idea of the dog world. As a team you achieve success purely working correctly. Scentwork is one of the things we do. There are many Scentwork avenues to go down but we do Scentwork Uk and NNA National Nosework Assoociation.
Scentwork Uk is learning to find certain scents; Clove, Gun oil and Truffle oil. The scents will what is termed soaked. So they are prepared on many things ie Cloth, Sponge, etc and then can be hidden in areas for the dog to find.
There are many levels now, I believe 1 - 20. but when we started it was 1 - 8. We are now Level 5. You will have several areas to search and given a time to find the hidden items. There are usually 4 areas to search on each trial vehicles are included in the searches.
We have really enjoyed our journey in this. I am always "blown away" with how Trev works. He loves his job. It is also interesting to see how different breeds operate. A Vallhund is a very independent Spitz breed and wont work like a gundog. 
This is the challenge with you and your dog. Next time I will, mention NNA which is great fun too, Rosie Peacock -Jackson.
Thank you Rosie that was very interesting  I look forward to your next piece on NNA.

Last breed notes I missed Margaret Ashleys post saying proud to say Hetty, Starvon Eira Gwyn, has passed her Bronze Kennel Club Good Citizen test, excellant well done  x.
Results from abroad from the Geneva Grand Prix, Switzerland, from Ellen Koeleman. The judge was Harri Lehkonen
Adavalls Ozzy Orlando won Best of Breed  and Best Junior  Cac-J/Cacib - J
Westorps Shining Red Star Best Opposite Sex, Cacib /Cac
Svedala Tindra Cranberry was Best Veteran Cacib Cacv -v
At Maryborough Kc Championship shows, Austrailia, several shows over few days. News from Amanda Smith
Fri show  Reserve best exhibit in Group ( Gp 2 ) Naraya, Trendam  U Need to calm down. Best Puppy in Group  Fokus, Osuno Feature Fokus
Saturday am, judge Ms Kim Tosi. Best Puppy in Group Fokus, Best Australian bred in Group  Fokus. Naraya Bch.
Pm judge Mrs Lyndall Black,  Fokus Bob and Best Australian bred, Naraya Rubob
Sun judge Lance Wright, Fokus Bob and Bpig,  Naraya Rubob.

You will need to contact our secretary, Sharon Sibley if you wish to order a  Vallhund club Calendar asap as they are selling out fast. 


Sue Poulton with Martha, 'Meddobe Spice Girl' and Kirsty Ellis with Trev, 'Kimaroffs Sidney' went to Liskeard & District Premier show at the Royal Cornwall Showground. There were sv classes and the judge was Gael Morrison who chose Martha Bob and Trev Rbob. unplaced in group unfortunatly. Kerry Diamond took her girls to the show at Scotland under judge Mr S Atkinson in Nsc. Vanya, 'Forvana go on call me Sassy for Finnica won Puppy bitch', and Nova, 'Ch Eriksfjord Aurora Charm Shcm' came 3rd in open. Meanwhile down in Somerset Debbie Howe took Luca, 'Dangas Lukas Jollyson of Valaller (imp)' handled by Alysha Branchflower, to Torquay & Dist under judge Maria Chalk. Luka won open and Bob, 2nd Kate Biss with Skye, 'Valaller Rainmaker', 3rd Cherie Hackney Ash, 'Starvon All about Me'.   The next day all 3 went to Weston Super Mare Open show. The judge this time was Monica Rigoldi. With 2 classes the pups could join in always good practise. grad class 1st and Bpib was Debbies Beulah, 'Valaller Paparazzi', 2nd was Kates littermate of Beulah Rhu, 'Valaller Strike a Pose'. Open 1st and Bob Luka, 2nd Cheries Ash 3rd Kates Skye. Beulah topped the day off by winning Pastoral Group 3 under the same judge.

Rosemary Jackson was  Super proud of Trev, 'Ch Starvon Double Agent at Kirkholme' as some of you know Trev is doing well with all of his Scentwork etc. They had a long day but Trev found all 12 hides and finished the day 3rd and this passed his Scentwork Level 5, congratulations! and she thanked her fellow searches who all made it a great day.

A puppy from Debbie Howes last litter Penny owned by Chris Lewis has passed her puppy course, puppies are so quick to learn things. Ruth Antieul  took Oakley, who was wearing her Slytherin jumper, to the Reading small dogs Halloween walk and they really enjoyed themselves.

Sad to hear but not entirely surprising we have lost cc's in 2024. Obviously East of England as its no more, Blackpool who always have a low number, Richmond who usually has a reasonably good entry, this year it was a good entry even though no Starvon dogs could enter as Jo Day (Starvon) was the judge, and Bath who we had only just got ccs never mind time to build their numbers. Both of the last 2 shows are in the South which is sad as that only leaves Windsor with cc's in the Southern area. Especially worse with shows moving to Stafford especially in the winter not the best trip in bad weather.  In 2024 there are 2 cc's for club shows and the club have decided as in 2021 they ran back to back shows succesfully and everyone enjoyed it they will do the same again shows in 2024 and 2025 will be held at Tomlinsons Canine Centre. In 2026 and 2027 they will hold a stand alone Ch show in April with the Agm and then the Open show and ch show together in September. When you think in a month the last Ch show of the year. Lka  then were back to christmas already.

Abroad news, Simone Uitendaal took Niike, Sharinjah Simasuu at 9 yrs old to Bleiswuk and she won Bob and Bvib under judge Kimmo Mustonen  her son Bucky was Bos under same judge 3rd Bvis. Under judge Erna Upmeijer they were awarded Group 5. Then under judge Dick Rutten she was awarded  Rbis  Excellant a great result. Jen Clark and Sharlene Hudson went to the last Canadian show of the year with Gunner, Bis,Rbis,Bss Gch Vasgota Canadian Giiwedin Lt cgn,etd,ns,sdn  bred by Ulla Gamberg. Gunner was 4x Bob, they have several shows over couple days, Gunner was awarded Gp 1  by judge Stewart Danker. Att Belleville and District kennel club show the judge was Paul Lawless. Ulla Gamberg took her puppy Westorps Crown Royal, on the Saturday he won the puppy group and Sunday won Best baby puppy in Gp 7 so hes off to a good start. 

I have been enjoying having 3 vallhund boys here again  and surprise no rain since they have been here ,bonus .


  Sadly its been awhile since the last breed notes as no -one has sent me any news im sure you all must of done things with your valls.
    The only show news sent to me was from Izzy King she took Hoochie, Ch Starvon Fame Awaits for Izlou they went to Gravesend and Medway under Judge Ed Casey and Hoochie was awarded Bnsc and Pastoral group 1. well done
 Kerry Diamond took her girls to Paisley Open show under Judge Bert Easden. Nova, Ch Eriksfjord Aurora Charm who won Bob and Pastoral Group 3 and  Veteran Gp 2 under judge Jacqui Tune. Kerrys new puppy Vanya, I think just 6 mths, Forvana Go on Call me Sassy  she was handled by Stevie Smith who apparently was dragged around the ring she was hard work as she wanted to be with Nova and by barking  she let everyone know it. Bless always hard when they just want to be with the other 1.  Reminder from Sharon for your photos for the calendar they must be a high resolution particulary pic to do with differant seasons ie Spring, Easter, Holidays, Halloween, Christmas .etc.
   Received some sad news from Pauline Harrild 
I have this morning had to let my Beloved Phoebe breathe her last (25 .10.04 --- 9.11.23 ,19yrs ). It was very peaceful and done by my wonderful, caring and dedicated vet who has looked after her throughout her life. Phoebe, Stillmoor Odins Maiden at Moonsfield was bred by Paula Ackary by Candace Apollo of Stillmoor out of Karjakon Mesimaria (imp). She was shown a fair deal and managed to win 2 ccs and 4 rccs, but was out at the same time as my Ch Upton Enigma at Moonsfield who generally beat her when they challenged each other for the top honours. Phoebe was a very loving and loyal girl but could be a little noisy at times especially when she got excited in the ring and I know she missed out on more than one occasion when in the challenge because of this. Everyone at my vets, her tooth speciallist at Sudbury and her eye specialist at Debenham all fell in love with her and the eye specialist said that because he found the breed so delightful having seen both Phoebe and Maude 16yrs ( Enigma ) he was going to try to get one when he retires in the near future. What a wonderful advert for the breed. This makes me more proud of them than all the winning I have done over the years Thank you Pauline a virtual hug xx.
     I had previously requested some info on how old peoples vallhunds were when they passed over the rainbow as I thought could be interesting especially for anyone interested in maybe getting a vallhund themselves to give an idea on lifespan of sv.
Chris Millard said most of his have been around 15 yrs. Teagan, Ch Hurstfield Mable was 15 1/2, also Fina Hurstfield Osafin and Bora, Hurstfield Time for a Tail. Ch Vastgota True Topaz is currantly 16yrs and still does 3 miles roadwork every day. Mason. Ch Sunfires Heads up at Elrond was 12 yrs and Bruin, Nellies Lennox was 13 yrss.
Vicky Allsops, Zoe, Starvon Have you seen her and Zeta, Toidi Moonlight Magic  and, Zeb, Ch Eldhastens Bobbo Viking was all 15 yrs .
Our Kayc, Shangalis Sweet Dreams and Cjay, Bravon the Emperor were both 15yrs. Metz,  Hurstfield Phollo Metz  14yrs. Rayda, Ch Hurstfield Red Rayda was 17yrs. Java , Norsled Harvey sadly too soon with a brain tumour.
Shiela Haddons Norsled vallhund were mostly around 17 her last 4 littermates were during their 16 th year.
Louise Richards  Guvnor, Ch Palostras Guvner was nearly 17, you will find him behind several of your pedigrees a lovely boy.
Sammie Bull lost her beloved Daz, Starvon Goldfinger at Shamelval shcm  at 16yrs.
so seems to be average is 14 yrs and up.


A mixture of results for you this week ,and as im still having a problem of people not sending me your news im wondering if you do want your breed notes to be continued or not .
First result comes from Darlington , sadly another small entry the same as what is happening at shows across the board, no doubt with all of the economic financial  worries everyone is in the same situation of watching your distances and expences .      Our judge for the day was Ms Ally King  and her choice for Bob was Sandra and Tony Drinkwaters  Norton , Ch Dangas Norton Junkerson at Galerita (imp)
 Ld 1st Louise Patersons  Kia .Eriksfjord Kairissimo ,
Od 1st Sandra Drinkwaters Norton , 2nd Kyle Jones Blaze ,Ch Tanellis Bloomin William ,3rd Tony and Sandra Drinkwaters Aslan, Frau Fortuna  Aslan .
      Dcc Sandras  Norton  Rdcc was Louises Kia . .
Vb Louise Patersons, Angelica , Irch Eriksfjord Celestial Charm 2nd Kerry Diamonds , Nova litter sister to Angelica , Ch Eriksfjord Aurora Charm 
Pb 1st Lynn Pallatina Kysha ,Valtineya Plot Twist ,2nd Kerry Diamonds Vanya ,Forvana Go on Call me Sassy , just 6 mths. 
Ob  Dave and Eleanor Hislops Lina , Ch Tanellis Colina
     Bcc and  Bvb was Louise Patersons  Angelica   Rcc Kerry Diamonds Nova
   Bob was awarded to Sandra and Tonys Norton , Ch Dangas Norton Junkerson at Galerita (imp)
   Bpib was Lynn Pallatinas Kysha , Valtineya Plot Twist , she is from Lynns 1st litter .
   Bvib  was Louises Angelica , Irch Eriksford Celestial Charm
Im also happy to report that Norton was narrowed down to the last 8 in the pastoral group under judge Keith Nathan .
Wendy Amon went to Shering Premier open show with judge Peter Young , Bumble ,Pepperthyme a Star is Born  was Bob and later won Pastoral Gp 3 under Steve Bennet . Angela Doolins Klara , Pepperthyme Wild Fire was Rbob .Klara then won Best  Rbob in Pastoral Group under judge Simon Luxmore .
At Exeter and County Premier show the judge was Gary Clarke  he chose for his Bob Sue Poultons Martha , Meddobe Spice Girl . Bp was Kate Biss  Rhu , Valaller Strike a Pose , she also won Patoral Puppy Gp 4 .

Next I contacted Sandra and asked her to write a piece about her recent judging at the Speciality show in Finland .
 I was pleased to be asked to judge the Speciality Show in Turku ,Finland  and I had an entry of 85 dogs and my co-judge Janette Van Iperen Hoeven from France judged the bitches and sho had 86 so it was a good entry                                            ( wow it must of been a lovely sight with 171 vallhunds altogether )
 I left home on Wednesday teatime to go to Lengs house to stay the night as she lives nearer to the airport and was coming with me .We left early on Thursday morning for Manchester Airport to get the 10-15 flight to Helsinki . we arrived at Helsinki  at 15 -30 their time .We came through customs and picked up our luggage .As we went outside there was a man frantically shouting hurry up as we had then to get a bus to Turku which is about 2 hours 30 minutes away and it was about to leave .We finally arrived in Turku bus station to be met by Outi who then took us by car to the hotel .We stayed at the Sokos hotel which was very nice and so was Turku . We got changed  and charged to the restaurant as we were so hungry .We had a nice meal then went to bed .We had the Friday to ourselves until 20 - 00 hrs  when we all met up for a briefing on how the show was going to run on the Saturday .
They picked us up at 9-00 am to go to the show .It was a great venue and the weather was good .Everyone had tents and gazebos up it was a great atmosphere .
   I started to judge at 10 oc .There were some lovely dogs in all the classes with very few absentees . I chose my best dog from the Open class, It was Jaxonville Hulivili Hemmo Vaan owned by Oili Helenius .He was all male with all you want from a male vallhund .I had to do a verbal critique on every dog and this is typed up as I said it and the exhibitor is given a copy .It does take quite a while but it is easier with the dog in front of you rather than coming home then having to do it . All exhibitors accepted their grading and placements and so added to making it a good show . I have never seen so many lovely red dogs ,I wish I could of brought 1 home .Janette   chose for her Best bitch Kirsi Hotanens , Bodenies Qvinta Quittapahilla  and she was also Best in show . We didnt take a break and finished after 18-00 hrs.We were taken back to the hotel then changed and out on a boat for a lovely meal .We headed back to Helsinki on the Sunday and came home on Monday .A very exciting trip which myself and Leng really enjoyed .  Results  =
Rop Bodeneis Qvinta Quittaphhilla  (Hotanen Kirsi ). Vsp Jaxonville Hulivili Hemmo Vaan (Leino Jarmo) .
Sert uros  Jaxonville Hulivili Hemmo Vaan       Sert  narttu Sharinjah Simasuu  ( Uitendaal Simone Alankomaat )                       Rop veteraani Aurinkolan Alisia ( Vuorinen Sonja + Vuorinen Satu + Sari ) Vsp veteraani Jaxonville Usko Vaan (Helenius Oili ) 
Rop juniori  Adavalls Pontus Polstjarna (Jarvinen Sanna )   Vsp juniori    Adavalls Qyra Quiring     ( Bergqvist  Tiina )
Rop pentu  Groovin Avaa Sydamesi Mulle (Keppo Tiina )    Vsp pentu   Betillys Vs Ciggy Storm  ( Stenman Malena )
Rop kasvattaja  Jaxonville ( Helenius Oili )                         Rop jalkelaisluokka   Dangas Botvid Thorson  (PirhonenPaivi ) 
   Thank you Sandra  that must of been an amazing day . So many vallhunds ,hope Leng took some photos for you x


Results from the Swedish Vallhund Champ show held at Tomlinsons Canine Centre , 
Our judge for the day was Wendy Sharman ( Naraena )
 Dcc and Bis  was Sandra and Tony Drinkwaters Norton , Ch Dangas Norton Junkerson in Galerita (imp)
 Rdcc and Rbis  Gemma and My Spyda , Ch Starvon Cryptic Spyda
 Bcc and  Bos    Wendy Amons  Bumble , Pepperthyme A Star Is Born
 Rbcc Vicky  Warrens  Nukka , Valaller In Focus , this was  her 1st time in a show ring .
 Bpis  Kate Biss  Rhu ,  Valaller  Strike A Pose
 Bvis  Pat Drinkwaters Lucy , Trykeira Daleesha
 Vd Lynn Pallatina  Loki , Ch Starvon All Eyes On Me at Valltineya .  
 Mpd Debbie Howes Creasy , Valaller Photographer
Jd  Gemma and My Eddie , Starvon Easy On The I Edison , 2nd  Louise and Ian Richards +Chappells Ike , Starvon Eez The One Of Palostras   
Gd   E Spry  Eddie , Westorps Wild Thing To Pepperthyme  2nd Louises  Ike  
Pgd Sophie Linneys  Alfie ,  Aescwine Little A
Ld   Sophie Linneys Beni ,Cecil Vom Bruggener Land Mit Aescwine (imp)
Od Sandras Norton ,2nd Gemma and My Spyda  ,3rd Jo and Martin Strong and Amy Clintons  Bear Ch  Ohanaway Having a Blast At Mackjama ,  4th Debbie Howes Luka , Dangas Lukas Jollyson of Valaller (imp) 5th  Lynn Pallatina  Zeno , Starvon Dark Knight at Valltineya .
Vb  Pat Drinkwaters  Lucy , Trykeira Daleesha  
Mpb Kate Biss  Rhu ,Valaller Strike A Pose , 2nd Fernandez   Noomi , Valaller Copyright .    
Pb Txell Mcgregor +Griffins Lotara, Valltineya  Believe In Me over Chogoris ,   2nd Lynn Pallatinas   Kysha ,Valltineya   Plot Twist
Jb Angela Doolins Klara , Pepperthyme Wild  Fire ,2nd  Fi Cameron ,Tim Woods  , Bowkol Awesome Yggdrasil . 3rd  Izzy King +Lucy Barnes Hoochie ,  Starvon Fame Awaits For Izlou
Gb  Vicky Warrens Noomi , Valaller In Focus .
Pg  Sophie Linneys  Braya , Aescwine Ampelography . 2nd  Britt Borlinghaus +Mccans  Ada , Pepperthyme Star Watching 3rd Jo Days   Kisses , Beidelyn Blowin Kisses in The Wind  lt (imp)  4th Vicky Warrens  Mara , Valaller Rainchaser  .
Lb Wendy Amons  Bumble , Pepperthyme A Star is Born , 2nd  Fi Cameron +Tim Woods  Ursa , Bowkol Am Buachaille , 3rd Sophie Linneys Blix , Tanellis Bloomin Tigerlily at Aescwine .4th Ruth Antieul , Sharon Sibley +Joanne Stockbridges Oakley , Feuervales Torchwood (imp)
Ob  Kate Biss  Skye , Valaller Rainmaker , 2nd Steve ,Sam +Sophies Zbiluts Skye ,Ch Ohanaway Shes a Rebel . 3rd Fi Cameron +Tim Woods Ursa ,Ch Bowkol Akasha Fire
Special Classes judge  Julia Swann ( Swanndale )
Special award Junior Dog/Bitch    Starvon Easy on The I Edison ,2nd Izzy Kings + Lucy Barnes  Hoochi  Starvon Fame Awaits for Izlou
Special Pg Jo Days Kisses, Beidelyn Blowin Kisses in The Wind .2nd Sophie Linneys Aescwine Little A
Special Open .Sandra +Tony Drinkwaters Norton , Ch Dangas Norton Junkerson in Galerita (imp)  2nd  Gemma + My  Spyda , Ch Starvon Cryptic Spyda . 3rd  Sandra and Tony Drinkwaters Aslan , Frau Fortuna Aslan (imp) 4th Steve,Sam, Sohie  Zbilut , Skye ,Ch Ohanaway Shes a Rebel 5th Fi Cameron + Tim Woods  Ursa ,Ch Bowkol Akasha Fire
A lovely show with a good atmoshere im glad it wasntt as hot as this weekend .
Big Thank you again to our hardworking steward Kirsty Coates .
Also a big Thank you too  Elliot and Rachel Smith doing a great job with the raffle raising £ 107 .I have   to just mention that darling puppy Tove  who after a busy time  socialing decided to plonk herself under the raffle table as was sleep time she slept soundly , good girl  ,Sophies pup Buck was good too .
 Home from a Hot Richmond  ,was good to see dogs  kept in the shade although there were still some calls re dogs in cars .  Our judge was Jo Day (Starvon)  so obviously our boys couldnt go under her and so Gemma stewarded 
   Bob  Sophie Linneys  Braya  , Aescwine Ampelography
  Dcc and  Bv was  Dr Sharon Lee, Casey , Eriksfjord  Brave Charm  , handled by his breeder Louise   Paterson  as poor Sharon was on a crutch as she had injured her ankle  .was lovely seeing Sharon   Geoff and Casey again be good to see you back out .
 Rdcc was Debbie Howes  Luka , Dangas Lukas Jollyson of  Valaller ( imp)
 Bcc + Bob  was Sophie Linneys , Braya , Aescwine Ampelography
 Rbcc  Steve , Sam, Sophie Zbilut   Skye , Ch Ohanaway Shes a Rebel .
  Bv as above  Eriksfjord Brave Charm
  Bp was Debbie Howes  Beulah , Valaller  Paparazzi

 Vd  Dr Sharon  Lees Casey  , Eriksfjord Brave Charm                                                                               Pd   Debbie Howes   Creasy , Valaller The Photographer .
 P/g  Sophie Linneys  Alfie , Aescwine Little A
 L/d  Louise Patersons ,   Eriksfjord   Kairissimo
 Od  Debbie Howes  Luka ,Dangas Lukas Jollyson of Valaller (imp) ,2nd Kyle Jones Blaze , Ch Tanellis Bloomin William  3rd Jo +Martin Strong +Amy Clinton Bear ,Ch Ohanaway Having a Blast at Mackjama
 Vb  Domna +Richard Dodds  Ella , Ch Hurstfield Renen Vixen at Tanellis  2nd Louise Patersons    Angelica , Ir Ch Eriksfjord Celestial Charm
Pb  Debbie Howe s Beulah , Valaller Paparazzi
Pg  Sophie Linneys ,Braya , Aescwine Ampelography
Lb  Sophie Linneys  Blix , Tanellis Bloomin Tigerlily at Aescwine 2nd Ruth Antieul , Sharon Sibley , Joanne Stockbridge  Oakley  , Feuervales Torchwood (imp)
 Ob Steve ,Sam ,Sohie Zbilut  Skye ,Ch Ohanaways Shes a Rebel ,2nd Kate Biss Skye , Valaller Rainmaker
 As obviously we couldnt enter the boy ,Gemmas daughter Izzy took our Eddie , Starvon Easy on The I Edison  into the Ykc Stakes under judge Ann Macdonald (Mabrooka ) and they were awarded 1st which qualifies them to the Ykc , Young  Kennel Club , finals Crufts 2024



Sorry  I only have show results as no one has sent me any news.
     Results from Leeds I remember at this venue seeing lots of beautiful Kites flying overhead. Beautiful birds.
Our judge for the day was Frank Kane  and he chose Wendy Amons Puppy  Klara, Pepperthyme Wild Fire  for the Bcc+ Bob.
Dcc  was Kyle Jones Blaze, Ch Tanellis Bloomin William,                                                                                                   Rdcc Sandra and Tony Drinkwaters Norton, Ch Dangas Norton Junkerson in Galerita  (imp swe)
Bcc and Bpib  Wendy Amons  Klara, Pepperthyme  Wild Fire
Rbcc and Bvib   Pat Drinkwaters  Abbie,  Trykeira Daleesha
Post grad Jan Wiltons Mach, Meddobe Mach One.   Open Dog  Kyles Jones   Blaze. 2nd Sandra Drinkwaters  Norton,  
3rd Jan Wiltons Morse, Ch Meddobe Spice Endeavour, 4th Tony Drinkwaters Aslan, Frau Fortuna Aslan (imp fin)
Pb  Wendy Amon Klara,   Jb Fi Cameron ,Tim Woods  Bowkol Awesome Yggdrasil,                                                             Lb Wendy Amons  Bumble, Peppertyhme a Star is Born
Vb Pat Drinkwaters  Abbie ,   2nd Kerry Diamonds Nova , Ch Eriksfjord Aurora Charm shcm.                                                  3rd Wendy Amons  Saga, Ch Mystarz Lavish Loitsu at Pepperthyme
Next was Paignton where sv classes was taken off consequently only Kirsty Ellis with Trev, Kimaroff Sydney  was entered and was winnner of Pg in Nsc under Jeff Horsewell.
 At Bournemouth our judge was Barry Blunden and he chose for Bd and Bob  Jo and Martin Strong and Amy Clintons Bear, Ch Ohanaway Having a Blast at Mackjama   
Bb was Sophie Linneys  Braya, Aescwine Ampelography .Rbb Sophies Blix, Tanellis Bloomin Tigerlily at Aescwine shown well by Sophies partner Alex.  I have to say i was not impressed by the lack of a table for the dogs to stand on apparently the steward and judge said they dont need 1 they will next year I will remind them. This meant the judge was looming over the dogs not nice for them and not good for judges back  good job it wasnt a bigger entry . I had arrived there in time for the judging which also meant Sam and I were able to meet Sophies adorable puppy  and we kept her  entertained while they were in the ring  she was such a confident little pup and  Sophie wont need to worry about any bait  only need a few strands of grass. lol 
I just want to wish Sophie and Alex  all the best for their upcoming Wedding I hope you have a lovely day.                           Next was Wkc , where our judge was Robin Newhouse
Dcc and Bob was Sandra and Tony Drinkwaters Norton, Ch Dangas Norton Junkerson in Galerita (imp swe ). Apparently Norton decided to go for a run outside and slipped his lead  with Sandra in hot pursuit. I gather the judge thanked you for coming back. These dogs are always  entertaining you cant get bored  with them.
Rdcc was Kyle Jones Blaze, Ch Tanellis Bloomin William.
Bcc was Domna and Richard Dodds Pippa, Ch Tanellis Bloomin Primrose,   Rbcc was Kate Biss Skye ,Valaller Rainmaker. Bpib  was Julie Price Malin ,Valltineya Galadriel.    Bvib Joanne Stockbridge Faye,Thorjakker Topsy Turvy
Vd Julie Price Lexie , Starvon You got it at Coningsbear shcm .Vw. Od Sandra with Norton ,2nd  Kyle  with Blaze.               3rd Joanne Stockbridge with Cain , Ch Valladar Call of Duty, 4th,Tony Drinkwaters Aslan, Frau Fortuna Aslan (imp fin )
Vb Joanne with Faye,  2nd Pat Drinkwaters Abbie, Trykeira Daleesha. Pb b Julie with Malin, Jb Izzy King and Lucy Barnes Hoochi, Ch Starvon Fame awaits for Izlou Jw. Ob 1st Domna with Pippa   2nd Kate with Skye.
Domna also took Pippa  into Kcgc  stakes  under Tim Ball where she was narrowed down out of a large class.
     For those interested in sv abroad in Canada owned by Sharlene Hudson and co owner handler Jennifer Clark, Gunner, Bis,rbis,Biss Gch Vastgota Canadian Giiwedin Lt, cgn,etd,ns, sdn bred by Ulla Gamberg  have made history by being the 1st sSv to win a Best in Show. Gunner has been Top Sv in Canada  from 2018 ut till now where so far he is top this year. I had a nice chat with Ulla who had Raydas mum  and she said Gunner is related to Rayda  nice to know.
    Amanda and Sam Smith in Australia  are really proud their young  puppy bred by Andy Lowrie, Fokus is now officially, Aust Ch Osuno Feature Fokus he has been doing really well. In the uk a puppy cannot be a Champion whilst a puppy irrespective of how many ccs they still need to win a Cc 12 months and older.
  Please send me your news hopefully I will receive a piece from Sandra Drinkwater about her recent judging abroad.


  First we have the results from East of England  held for the 1st and last year at Rutland .Unfortunately we couldnt go this time a shame but hey we cant go to them all . Our judge for the day   was Mrs Tune .
Dcc and Bob was awarded to Sandra and Tony Drinkwaters  Norton ,   Ch Dangas Norton Junkerson in Galerita  ,  
Rdcc was Kyle Jones   Blaze , Ch Tanellis Bloomin William
Bcc  was awarded to Izzy King and Lucy Barnes  Hoochie , Starvon Fame Awaits for  Izlou
Rbcc Wendy Amons  Kara ,  Pepperthyme   Wild Fire
Bp  was also Wendys  Kara Pepperthyme Wild Fire
Bv was Wendys Saga , Ch Mystarz Lavish Loitsu to Pepperthyme .
Izzy and Lucy are celebrating that this result means Hoochie has won her crown in a very fast time                                              Her 1st Cc at the National  on 4/5 ,  2nd Cc at Skc  21/5 , now her 3rd at E of E  so in 9 weeks in total very proud owners and Breeder Jo Day .Congratulations to the whole team .
Jun abs,Yrling  Norton,Ch Dangas Norton Junkerson in Galerita ,Grad Miss Spry ,Eddie, Westorps Wild Thing tp Pepperthyme .O1abs,1st Blaze ,Ch Tanellis Bloomin William ,2nd Sandra and Tonys Aslan, Frau Fortuna Aslan , 3rd Jo and Martin Strong and Amy Clintons Bear , Ch Ohanaway Having a Blast at Mackjama .
Yrling Sharon Sibleys ,Lottie , Thorjakker Jaska Jarfalla  ,pg abs ,
Limit Izzy and Lucys Hoochie , 2nd Wendy Amon Bumble ,Pepperthyme a Star is Born ,3rd  Ruth ,Sharon and Joanne s Oakley , Feuervalles Torchwood .   Open Domna and Richard Dodds , Pippa , Ch Tanellis Bloomin Primrose ,  2nd   Jo Days Lexie,  Starvon  Binit Sinit Dunit with Kirkholme .Vet , Wendy Amons Saga ,Ch Mystarz Lavish Loitsu to Pepperthyme ,   2nd Pat Drinkwaters Trykeria Daleesha .3rd Louise Patersons Angelica ,
       Louise Richards has been in touch to say sadly she has lost Inka , Fantasia Lucy Locket (imp) aged 14 1/2 yrs .Louise knew there was something wrong with her so she took her to her vets ,where they scanned her and sadly found she had tumours on both of her kidneys and 1 on her liver. Obviously these were unoperable and so Louise had to say goodbye. Its always a sad time when the time comes to say goodbye but we have to put them 1st and let them drift off to sleep peacefully ,Run free on the rainbow bride Inca x
 The next show was Working and Pastoral breeds held at the beautiful venue at Malvern ,have to say 1 of my 2 favourite venues
      The judge for the day was Mr Kevin Young .
Dcc and Bob  was Gemma Perry and my youngster  Eddie , Starvon Easy on the I Edison
Rdcc  was awarded to  Sandra and Tony Drinkwaters  Norton ,Ch Dangas Norton on Junkerson in Galerita '
Bcc   was awarded to Izzy King and Lucy Barnes  Hoochie (ch)  Starvon Fame Awaits for Izlou .
Rbcc  was awarded to Domna and Richard Dodds   Pippa Ch Tanellis Bloomin  Primrose
Bvib   was Domna and Richards Ch Hurstfield Renen Vixen at Tanellis .
Bpib   was Lynn Pallatinas  Kysha Valtineya .
Jun  Gemma Perry and my Eddie , Starvon Easy on the I Edison .
P/g  Kirsty Ellis ,Trev, Kimaroffs Sidney .
O    Sandra and Tonys Norton . 2nd  Gemma and my Spyda , Ch Cryptic Spyda  3rd Sandra and Tonys  Aslan , Frau Fortuna Aslan . 4th Kyle Jones Blaze , Ch Tanellis Bloomin William   5th Lynn Pallatinas Zeno, Starvon the Dark Knight with Valtineya
Pup 1st Lynn Pallatinas  Kysha ,Valtinneya Plot Twist. 2nd Mr Mcgregor    Valtineya Believe in me .
Jun  Izzy and Lucys  Hoochie .Starvon Fame awaits for Izlou 
O  Domna and Richards Pippa , 2nd Fi Cameron and Tim Woods  Ch Bowkol Akasha Fire 3rd Kate Biss Valaller Rainmaker.  4th Sue and Patrick Poulton  Martha Meddobe Spice Girl
Vb  Domna and Richard Dodds Ella  , Ch Hurstfields Renen Vixen at Tanellis  .
 The Pastoral group was called and the judge was Mr Newhouse there were  only 2 missing as both corgis were the same owner/handler  and the polish lowland had been stung and collapsed and rushed to the vet , hope hes ok .
After  examining and moving all of the dogs  Robin narrowed them down to final 10,We  were really proud when Eddie was 1 . After moving them he chose to keep 4 and to the other 6 they recieved a ribbon printed narrowed in group what a lovely gesture. We had a "strange " journey home  the satnav was doing its own thiing lol.    
Remember if you have any info on val ages you said goodbye to please let me know but must be before Saturday  plus any ther news 


   Hi this is Lyn posting from a boiling hot Bournemouth , no need to go abroad for a tan  lol .  There isnt very much news as if you dont let me know your antics with your vall how can I share it in your news .
   First we head to 3 Counties where we dont have ccs hence another small entry of 5. The judge was Bert Easden . his Bd was Kyle Jones Blaze ,Ch Tanellis Bloomin William Rd  was Jo and Martin Strong and Amy Clintons Bear ,Ch Ohanaway Having a Blast at Mackjama .
Bb was Sue Poultons  Martha , Meddobe Spice Girl Rb and Bp was Lynn Pallatina  Kysha , Valtineya Plot Twist .
 2nd puppy bitch was Julie Price  , Valtineya  Galadriel
 lynn Pallatina took Kysha  to the Royal Cheshire open show where the judge was Ed Casey , Kysha won Bob and Bp  , Reserve Bob was Mr and Ms Mcgregor and Evans , Believe in me .  Kysha also won Pgp 3 .
At Whitstable under Marion Sargent ,Izzy King and Lucy Barnes Hoochie ,Starvon Fame awaits for Izlou  won Bnsc and best jun , and Pastoral gp 3 , Also Tim Ball awarded her 2nd in Av not bred by exhibitor .
 Jen Clark took Gunner , GChs Vastgota Canadian Giiwedin Lt,cgn,ns ,etd,sdn,vb    Bred by Ulla Gamberg   to Evangeline kennelclub show in Nova Scotia , where under judge Dr Eric Liebes ,usa , awarded him Best in Show  ,Congratulations .
   Today I have the results from a boiling hot Blackpool where the judge was Mr Rue Oliveira from Portugal .
 Dcc  was awarded to Sandra and Tony Drinkwaters  Norton ,Ch Dangas Norton Junkerson in Galerita ,   Rdcc Kyle Jones Blaze , Ch Tanellis Bloomin William .
 Bcc  and Bob and Bv , was Kerry Diamonds Nova , Ch Eriksfjord Aurora Charm  Rbcc was Domna and Richard Dodds was Pippa , Ch Tanellis Bloomin Primrose . Bp and Bjun was Lynn Pallatina Kysha , Valtineya Plot Twist ..
Jd abs, Ld  Louise Patersons  Eriksfjord Kairissimo . Od 1abs ,1st  Sandras  Norton , 2nd Kyles  Blaze ,3rd Sandra and Tonys Aslan ,Frau  Fortuna Aslan .Jb Lynns  Kysha ,2nd Mr and Ms Mcgregor and Evans , Believe in me , Sorry as yet i dont know your 1st names or pet name of puppy . Ob Domnas Pippa , 2nd Kate Biss Skye , Valaller Rainmaker , 3rd  Dave ane Eleanor  Hislops Lina , Ch Tanellis Colina . Vb  Kerrys Nova   2nd Louise Paterson  Angelica , Eriksfjord Celestial Charm .
 I havent had any groups  news , Iv only been told its was Extreemly hot 
.      As this sounds like we are going to have another hot summer this year its worth doing yourselves a list of extras to take with you for You and your dogs , frozen towels , cool coats , cool mats . poss sm gazebo for shade if no benching , lots  of water good idea to check at the venue when you arrive if they have taps to refill bottles most of the champ shows do . Just as important Plenty of refreshments for yourselves as clearly not good if you dehydrate  either , suncream ,poss hat ,and use the shade for yourselves too . Remember if you walk in the forests ticks are in abundant supply ,check pads too as thats the start of the journey , also be aware of possible snakes basking in the sun on sandy tracks . Please send me your news  x       If anyone else has any  news on veterans age on your losses please .


    With 4 sets of champ shows plus some open shows results to report I will start with the champ shows .  At Working and Pastoral of Wales , no Ccs  the judge was Barry Croft and the classes were mixed which does limit people if they have both sexes .Bd and Bob was Joanne Stockbridge , Cain ,Ch  Vallador Call of Duty ,Rd Julie Prices, Lex ,Starvon You got it at Coningsbear . Bb was Sharon Sibleys , Lottie , Thorjakker Jaska Jarfalla .
   Skc Judge was Sue Bird ( Bridus )  Open dog 1st + Dcc + Bob  was ,Jo and Martin Strong and Amy Clinton , Bear, Ch Ohanaway Having a Blast at Mackjama .2nd and Rdcc Sandra andTony Drinkwaters Norton , Ch Dangas Norton Junkerson in Galerita , 3rd  Sandra and Tonys  Aslan ,Frau Fortuna Aslan  imp. 
JB + Bcc   Izzy  King+ Lucy Barnes  Hoochie ,Starvon Fame  Awaits for Izlou .Ob Dave +Elinor Hislop ,Lina ,Ch Tanellis Colina .2nd Jo Days  Lexie , Starvon Binit  Sinit Dunit with Kirkholme . Vb and Rcc and BV Kerry Diamond Nova , Ch Eriksfjord Aurora Charm .Later on Kerry and Nova went in the Veteran Group under Tony Alcock and she was thrilled when Nova was awarded Vet Group 4  Congratulations,. Amy Clinton posted some lovely pictures including The Kelpies iv not heard of them  2 Striking cast iron heads ..
   Bath  a perfect showground always immaculate a credit to the society , my favourite show it brought back lovely memories of when my ,Rayda ,Ch Hurstfield Red Rayda  was  Group 1 , still the only male to win a group .  Our judge was Darren Clarke  .,
Jd  +Dcc + Bob was Gemma Perry and my  Eddie , Starvon Easy on the I Eddison . Pg was Kirsty Ellis  Trev, Kimaroffs Sidney .    L Marion Allens ,Alfie ,Kintalis Tangled in Tinsel , O and Rdcc ,was Gemma and my Spyda , Ch Starvon Cryptic Spyda .2nd his son Jo and Martin Strong and Amy Clinton, Bear, Ch Ohanaway Having a Blast at Mackjama .Vet +Bvib  Pat Drinwaters   Trykeira Daleesha , L, Izzy King and Lucy Barnes Hoochie , Starvon Fame Awaits for Izlou , 2nd Sue Poultons  Martha , Meddobe Spice Girl ,3rd was Ruth  Antieul ,Sharon Sibley and Jo Stockbridge , Oakley ,Feueval Torchwood imp.    O+Bcc , Domna and Richard Dodds , Pippa ,Ch Tanellis Bloomin Primrose , 2nd , Kate Biss  Skye , Valaller Rainmaker ,3rd Steve Sam and Sophie  Zbiluts  Skye ,Ch Ohanaway Shes a Rebel .  Also at Bath they hold the Adult Handling  Final  and Izzy at her 1st Adult handling final came 2nd Well done .
   Southern Counties  our judge was Kimmo Mustoneen  sadly another show without Ccs .,Od + Bd  Jo and  Martin Strong and Amy Clinton Bear ,Ch Ohanaway Having a blast at Mackjama  , 2nd and Rd  Kyle Jones  Blaze ,  Ch  Tanellis Bloomin William  .
Vet , Bvib and Rbb  Domna and Richard Dodds  Ella , Ch Hurstfield Renen Vixen , Puppy  Bpib ,Julie Price ,Malin ,Valltineya Galadriel , Jun Izzy King and Lucy Barnes  Hoochie .Starvon Fame Awaits for Izlou ..L, Ruth Antiul  ,Sharon Sibley ,Jo Stockbridge , Oakley , Feuervale Torchwood  Open ,BB and Bob was Domna and Richard Dodds Pippa ,Ch Tanellis Bloomin  Primrose , 2nd Steve ,Sam,Sophie Zbilut  Skye ,Ch Ohanaway Shes a Rebel .3rd Jo Day  Kisses , Beidely Blowing Kisses in the Wind .
Open shows next .I had an email from Julie Price  to say she took  Lex , Starvon You got it at Conningsbear Shcm  to Aberystwyth and dist  Lex won Bnsc and Group 3 , and also at the Royal Welsh society premier show this time Bnsc and Group 2   both times in large groups sorry  I dont know who the judges were .. Lynn Pallatina  took her puppy to her 1st show at Staffordshire County show under judge Cathy Howard   Kysha ,Valtineya Plot Twist  and she won Bnsc Puppy .



A mixture of news today .Kirsty Ellis took Trev , Kimaroffs Sidney , to Plymouth and District show where she met up with Sue Poulton with Martha , Meddobe Spice Girl  .  Kirstys  Trev  was awarded Bob  and Sues Martha  ,was Rbob  , Sadly they were the only vallhunds there  but they had further  sucessess  with Trev who also was Group 4, and Martha  who won the Rbob stakes , Judge for Pastoral was Barbara  Attwood .                               Patrik Fazekas ,Freya , Trykeira Eindelose Vreuge .bred by Pat Drinkwater I believe out of a litter of 10 ,entered and took part in her 1st canicross ,  at Glasgow Epic Trail  10k , it was a small class but hey they still won a first and to my knowledge is  the first vallhund doing canicross .Another example of the versatility of the Swedish Vallund to add to the list . Canicross, Obediance, Tracking, Scentwork ,Showing, Junior handling, Support dogs, Agility, Flyball, Hoopers, Search and Rescue ,Herding livestock ,Visiting Nursing Homes  , and great family dogs and long lived too.
      Following the Swedish vallhund walk I have received  a piece about it  from Michelle Olley .
  Freyr the Viking god of rain and sunshine must of been smiling down on us on our Spring  Swedish vallhund society walk . ( vallhunds are the viking cattledogs )  Because the neer-cast-a-clout May weather could of gone either way.The party of 13 humans  and 11 dogs set off off in wooly hats ,fleeces , and padded jackets and ended the walk  in T-shrts and sunglasses .Result .We couldnt have asked for a lovelier location .  Forty Hall Estate boasts 273 acres of land , including a Country Manor .a lake ,a working farm and a variety of wonderful walks ,including the one Domna and Richard Dodd stress tested for us the day before . Our spontaneous pack. Ella ,Cali ,Gemma , Lottie, Moony, Oakley, Pippa, Ralph, Summer, and Honorary vallhunds, Wanda the Xolo and Bree  the Elkhound, trotted round the grounds. Jaunty little vallhund bums everywhere you looked all getting along just fine and enjoying  the sunlit glades, verdant meadows, woodland and streams. It was a lovely opportunity to catch up with some of our svs pals as well and great to meet some new ones. We ended the walk with refreshments and a walk around the monthly farmers market .Many thanks to Sharon we were sorry not to see you this time and hope you are on the mend , and  Rosa and Domna  for making this walk .happen .It was one for the memory banks. Thanks also to everyone who came along and made it such a special day,   Alan, Chris, Erin, James, Mark, Richard, Ryan, Ruth, Tim and Vicki. Dunno about everyone elses dogs but our Moony happily spent the rest of the day super chill and catching zzzzzzs Cheers Freya.  
    Thank you Michelle and fab to hear how  everyone plus dogs enjoyed the walk it sounds lovely  hope you are feeling better Sharon.
I had a phone call from a lady who  rang me to thank me for the tips i wrote last week about  what to put into a spray bottle for tick and flea spray, she told me she reads all breed notes  and actually she has  also stewarded  swedish vallhunds at shows over the  years and liked the breed. In return she told me of a dog safe weedkiller   to make in a spray bottle. Mix a litre of white vinegar, 3 tablespoons of washing up liquid  3 tablespoons of salt. Then spray onto weeds she has tried it and it works.
     Im sure most of you have heard the news from the kennel club regarding  Rccs ,and new Champion status. At the moment 3 ccs from 3 differant judges makes your dog a champion ,as long as 1cc is for over 12 months old.  If your dog has 2 ccs  from  the 1st July, it changes to if your dog is then is awarded 5 Rccs  thereby holds 2cc and 5 rcc  from 7 differant judges your dog will become a champion. Obviously if your dog gets the 3rd Cc to make your dogs up to a champion.


After missing a few shows due to my husbands heart attack all is going well so my return to shows started last weekend at Welks ,where our judge was Celia Vines . Overall results as follows .                                        Dcc ,Bob +Bvib  Lynn Pallatina Loki , Ch Starvon All Eyes on me  Rcc Gemma Perry + my Eddie , Starvon Easy on The I Edison . Bcc Domna +Richard Dodds, Ella , Ch Hurstfield Renen Vixen  Rbcc Izzy King +Lucy Barnes Hoochi , Starvon Fame Awaits for Izlou . Bp ,Domna +Richard Dodds Summer ,Chipsmaker Fredrika Stenmar of Tanellis .(imp)
   Veteran class was Lynn Pallatinas  Loki , Ch Starvon All Eyes on me , Junior Gemma Perry and my Eddie , Starvon Easy on the I Edison , yrling n/e , Pg 1abs , limit n/e , Open  1st Kyle Jones , Blaze , Ch Tanellis Bloomin William , 2nd Jo and Martin Strong +Amy Clinton,  Bear, Ch Ohanaway Having a Blast at Mackjama .3rd Gemma and my ,Spyda ,Ch Starvon Cryptic Spyda .
Vet bitch , Richard +Domna Dodds , Ella ,Ch Hurstfield Renen Vixen ,2nd Louise Paterson Angelica , Irch Eriksfjord Celestial Charm . Puppy , 1st Domna  +Richard Dodds Summer , Chipsmaker Fredrika Stenmar of Tanellis (imp) 2nd Fi Cameron +Tim Woods , Bowkol Awesome Yggrasil .Jun Izzy King +Lucy Barnes  Hoochie , Starvon  Fame Awaits for Izlou  ,yr/l n/e ,pg n/e . Limit Sue Poulton, Martha , Meddobe  Spice Girl,  Open Kate +Russel Biss , Skye , Valaller Rainmaker .2nd Steve Sam +Sophie Zblutz Skye ,Ch Starvon Deja Vu .

    National Dog show results ,Where our judge was the well known Britt Marie Young ,herself from Sweden .
Dcc and Bob was awarded to Gemma and my Spyda ,Ch Starvon Cryptic Spyda .
Rdcc  was Lynn Pallatina Zeno ,Starvon Dark Knight with Valltineya
Bcc  Izzy King +Lucy Barnes Hoochie , Starvon Fame Awaits you at Izlou  
Rbcc Jo  Day Lexi , Starvon Binit Sinit Dunit with Kirkholme 
No Pups   Bvib  Louise Richards Inka , Fantasi Lucy Locket
Jun Gemma and my  Eddie,Starvon Easy on the I Edison , 2nd Louise ,Ike, Starvon Eez the One of Palastros
Yrling Sandra +Tony Drinwaters Norton ,Ch Dangas Norton Junkerson in Galerita , 2nd Louise and Ike 
Open Our Spyda  ,2nd Lynn P, Zeno 3rd Jo +Martin Strong+Amy Clinton Bear ,Ch Ohanaway Having a blast at Mackjama ,4th Kyle Jones Blaze ;Ch Tanellis Bloomin William 5th Sandra +Tony, Aslan Ch Frau Fortuna Aslan
Jun Izzy +Lucys Hoochie  O 2abs 1st Jo Days Lexie ,V Louise Inka, Fantasi Lucy Locket of Palostras
Our Spyda was shortlisted in the Pastoral group under Howard Ogden , also Izzy took Hoochi  to ,and  passed The Kennel Clubs Good Citizen Bronze test .What a great day for Starvon .We would also like to Thank Sam Moore for handling our boys so well they love her .For those that dont know Sam is my daughter and she used to have vallhunds herself prior to her Finnish Lapphunds she has now .In between  The Bob she rushed back to show her girls then back just in time for group .Thanks Sam .

Tick season has really started again  .A suggested more natural repellant for dogs is as follows .
Use a spray bottle  add  1 cupfull of water , 2 cups of Distilled white vinegar and then if you want you can add 2 spoonfuls of vegetable oil ,Ticks hate the smell and taste of vinegar and will be repelled .If you want it to deter fleas add some lemon juice . I know this worked for all of my dogs including my heavy coated Lapphund . If anyone is planning a trip to the south to visit the New Forest just to give you heads up the Stallions are being released again on the 9th May  till end of July which will be really hectic for a time especially  while they are
rounding up their  mares in the area they released  and then the fight for other mares , last year after theyd been out for a few weeks I saw a stallion not in area released and had 45 mares and several foals with him .A beautiful sight . By them only running stallions then mean the foals are born spring until mid summer means the foals are all well grown by the winter . Remember to give them space just look at a distance .
   Abroad in Canada Jen Clarke had what must a record for Swedish Vallhunds at Cobequid Kennel club N/s . A weekend containing 4 shows , Day 1, Clover ,Vastgota Irish Clover st. won Bob and for her 1st time in a group ring won  1st  Herding Group under judge Douglas Anderson ,  Afternoon show Gunner , Vastgota Canadian Giiwedi, lt , was Bob and also won 1st Herding Group under judge Ann Ingram . Day 2 am Gunner took Bob and won  3rd  Herding Group under judge Wayne Thompson ,   This show Clover was Bos , and Daisy ,Alkemi Daisy Bell lt , was Select  Pm Gunner again won Bob and 1st Herding Group under judge Stewart Danker , Daisy was Bos and Clover was Select .Jen Clarke , Sharlene Hudson and Lynda Morgan were totally thrilled  with their  Maritime Swedish Vallhund team .Congratulations team 3  x Group 1 Herding Groups  plus a Gp 3 has to be a record .1 judge congratulated them saying people are really started to take notice these small but mighty dogs .Jen said none of this would of been possible without the support of our amazing breeder Ulla Gamberg . My Ch Hurstfield Red Rayda was bred from 1 of Ullas bitches ,and chatting to Ulla she said Gunner was related to Rayda from the same line with Raydas gran was in Gunners line twice  that was good to hear . Previous week Gunner competed in his 1st Ckc scent detection trial . He qualified instinct  ,novice containers ,novice interior and novice exterior which gives him his scent detection novice title SDN .Another example of a versatile vallhunds .I remember back a few years  a friend had gone to Germany and said they had vallhunds on the belts etc checking luggage I dont know if they still do as this was about 30 yrs ago .

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