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German Spitz - week 9Updated : 23/02/2017

FANTASTIC news for Charlotte Van Widmark who has been reunited with her stolen Spitz ‘Leon’. Charlotte recalled the moment of Leon’s return and said she “Popped outside for some fresh air. Suddenly a police van turned up and someone shouted ‘Is this who you’ve been looking for?’ Leon...

German Spitz - week 8Updated : 15/02/2017

DISTRESSING news from Charlotte Van Widmark whose German Spitz Klein ‘Leon’ was the victim of a snatch and grab on Feb 14 in Shepherds Bush, London W12. He is an orange sable with strong sable markings and will be very distraught to be away from his devoted owner. He has an exceptionally sweet disposition and is ...

German Spitz - week 7Updated : 09/02/2017

NOTES are a bit thin on the ground this week, with not much to share, although it’s fair to say the Crufts countdown is well and truly on as the entry figures have now been released.      Lynne Smith (Alkola) is judging Kleins, her sixth such appointment, her last being in 2010 at the GS club show,...

German Spitz - week 6Updated : 02/02/2017

FOLLOWING up on a previous breed note observation about the comparative rarity of German Spitz dogs in the UK thought it might be interesting to share some statistics with you based on the Kennel Club’s comparative tables of registrations for the years  2006 – 2016 and the KC’s quarterly registration s...

German Spitz - week 5Updated : 25/01/2017

I’VE HAD some very sad news from Rosemary Leadbetter who tells me that Linda Holmes has died. Linda had been in ill health for a while, but still used to enjoy travelling to shows with her Kleins and Mittels, who were shown by her husband Patrick. Linda had Spitz from Rosemary and also the late Pat Beard. She really en...

German Spitz - week 4Updated : 20/01/2017

ONE OF the highlights of my walks in our local park is when someone tries to guess the breed of my two Mittels. German Spitz are after all, a rather rare sight in the UK, and just how rare, I will cover in a future notes.      Bearing this in mind, I see it as a wonderful opportunity to tell them all abo...

German Spitz - week 3Updated : 11/01/2017

SOME OF our British exhibitors were inspired to make the journey and compete at the Paris Dog Show and had some super results. Claire Hulll won the CAC, CACIB with her Klein It Ch Clarmers Diamond Mischief. Her Mittel Ch Clarmers Best Buds with Gibbcree won BCAC, CACIB and RBOB.      Clare Andrew won B...

German Spitz - week 2Updated : 05/01/2017

THE NEW year has begun with the terrific news that our very own Lisa Moir (Jansanleis) has been named as one of the three nominees for The Pawscars ‘Columnist of the Year award’. It is great to see that Lisa’s hard work and dedication to her Dog World column ‘Handle with Care’ has been recognise...

German Spitz - week 1Updated : 29/12/2016

WITH THE extra catch-up time the holidays allow, I noticed Nicky Garbutt has added another excellent feature to German Spitz World and it now shows the ages the dogs were at the time of eye and patella tests. This is very helpful as in the event of deterioration being reported, it shows the age it occurred.   &n...

German Spitz - week 52Updated : 20/12/2016

PROVISIONAL final results are in for the Dog World/Arden Grange top dog competition for 2016. This year the honour for Kleins goes to Dale Francis and Gary Pearce’s homebred Ch Longsdale Jen You Win, who throughout the year has won six CCs, all with BOB, one RCC, G1 at Crufts, G2, G4 and G1 with RBIS at East of England...

German Spitz - week 51Updated : 15/12/2016

I WAS REALLY sad to miss LKA this year, it’s one of my favourite shows as I love to see everyone before Christmas and celebrate the end of the show year. There seems to have been the usual party atmosphere and there were a number of dogs winning first CCs, so I’ll get straight to the results.    ...

German Spitz - week 50Updated : 07/12/2016

AT THE recent Guildford open show Jan and Adi Chambers’ Mittel Druitz By Design for Musique won BOB and PG3 under Caron Bell (Allforus).      The spitz held their own in the stakes classes at BUBA with Lucy Barnes and Lynda Hewett’s Mittel team consisting of Spellcast Speaks For Itself and ...

German Spitz - week 48Updated : 24/11/2016

GREAT show news from Claire Hull who recently went to the Eurodogshow in Belgium with her homebred Klein, It Ch Clarmers Diamond Mischief who won champion dog with a grade Excellent, CAC, BD and BOB, he also won his fourth CACIB, which makes him a new international champion. His previous three CACIB’s were won in Irela...

German Spitz - week 47Updated : 16/11/2016

WE’VE HAD happy outcomes for recent Spitz rescues that were recently highlighted on social media. ‘Basil’ the rescue Spitz was fostered and assessed by Lucy Osborne before going to his new home, where has been for just over a week and settled in great. ‘Snow’ the Spitz saved from eBay by Tina Ta...

German Spitz - week 46Updated : 10/11/2016

EXHIBITORS travelled from all four corners of the country and Ireland to attend the 18th German Spitz Club of Great Britain championship show in Ryton on Dunsmore. There was a healthy entry of 47 Kleins for breed specialist Melanie Hill (Kilima) and 66 Mittel entries for breed specialist Ann Drechsler (Jeansway).  &n...

German Spitz - week 45Updated : 03/11/2016

AT DISCOVER Dogs held at the ExCel in London, our very own Bobbi Shepherd (aged 15) and Izzy King (aged ten) qualified for the Young Kennel Club’s Young Groomer of the Year final to be held at Crufts. On this occasion Izzy groomed the family’s Tibetan Terrier Kyipo’s Hot Totty while Bobbi groomed the Klein ...

German Spitz - week 44Updated : 27/10/2016

AUTUMN has arrived and with it brings lots of fun dog activities like crunchy leaf walks in the woods but it is also the time of year where some festivities can be too much to cope with for some dogs, namely Halloween and bonfire night.      I recently posed the question on German Spitz World Facebook ...

German Spitz - week 43Updated : 19/10/2016

ONE OF the most important dog shows in Germany took place last week when the Bundessieger and International dog shows were held in Dortmund. Over 8,000 dogs from all around the world competed at the events and among them were German Spitz owned by Kevin O’Leary and Kelly Quinn from Ireland and Lauren Thomas from Lincol...

German Spitz - week 42Updated : 13/10/2016

AT SOUTH Wales breed specialist Ruth Kimber (Stonelight) awarded CCs in Mittels for the first time. DCC and BOB was the black dog Ch Spellcast Jivetalking owned by Jennie and Mark Smith. This was Jivetalking’s 12th CC, six of which have been with BOB and he also has 14 RCCs. Keeping it in the family, Jivetalking’...

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