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Estrela Mountain Dogs - week 22Updated : 24/05/2017

WELKS was a bit wild and windy. The breed judge was Terrie Cousins-Brown, we were late getting in the ring and it decided it would rain about halfway through the judging. we had judging slips and plastic bags blowing through the ring during the classes, which was a bit off-putting to say the least, some of the youngsters wer...

Estrela Mountain Dogs - week 17Updated : 20/04/2017

A BIT OF sad news to start: I had to have my Asterel Solo put to sleep recently. She would have been 13 in July so she was a very good age. Solo was the daughter of the imported Serra Da Costa Oeste at Asterel; she was an only pup and it was touch and go if she’d even make it at birth. She spent quite a lot of time in ...

Estrela Mountain Dogs - week 16Updated : 12/04/2017

SOME GREAT news from Australia. Just a week out of quarantine, Asterel Koala Bear at Toramis attended her first shows on the other side of the world and she certainly hit the ground running! She managed to win two junior groups over the weekend. A fabulous result not only for her owners John and Pat Buckley, but for the bree...

Estrela Mountain Dogs - week 14Updated : 31/03/2017

THERE sadly has been repercussions of the highhanded attitude of our judge at Crufts this year, David Cavill. One of the young bitches he spooked out at the show has now decided she no longer likes dog shows. She will not have a judge go over her at any cost. This is such a pity as she never had this problem before Crufts. I...

Estrela Mountain Dogs - week 12Updated : 20/03/2017

I WENT up to Crufts on the Thursday to give the last bits of the paperwork to Overhill who were going to be sending the second Estrela over to Australia and to meet up with John and Pat Buckley who had come over from Australia with their daughter Julie Musolino, her husband Tom and their two granddaughters Deana (ten) and Bi...

Estrela Mountain Dogs - week 11Updated : 09/03/2017

I WAS SADDENED to hear of the death recently of Sylvia Mussell. Sylvia had Estrelas back in the 1980 and ’90s. She did quite well in the ring with a couple of her homebred dogs.      My main memories of Sylvia will be some of the mad days out we shared at some of the championship shows way back in ...

Estrela Mountain Dogs - week 9Updated : 23/02/2017

IT WAS A disappointing entry for the breed at National W/P Breeds open show recently, with only seven Estrelas entered for judge Mrs D Knight. My Drika was absent due to being at the end of her season. BOB was Sally McKinlay and Antony Johnson’s Milagre Got A Feelin at Estjak (Willow). RBOB and BP was Tracey and Rebecc...

Estrela Mountain Dogs - week 8Updated : 17/02/2017

THERE are times when I despair of the human race. Just lately there have been far too many Estrelas in need of rehoming.      There are a couple of oldies who have ended up in a rescue kennel due to no fault of their own. Their owner has died, and it would appear the dogs haven’t been able to be ho...

Estrela Mountain Dogs - week 6Updated : 06/02/2017

I WAS ASKED by a friend who lives in Sweden why the Estrela is a rare breed in the UK, how long it is likely to be classed as such and what would have to happen for them to gain CC status. She lives and shows under the FCI where all breeds are treated equally – if only!      It’s not the firs...

Estrela Mountain Dogs - week 5Updated : 25/01/2017

THERE was a good representation of the Estrela at Manchester with 13 entered in AVNSC pastoral under Ann Macdonald. There was just one of these absent. The breed did very well with Fatima and Jose Almeida and Louise Bermingham and Sue Kendrick’s imported Port Ch Odi Da Casa De Loas Em Bamcwt winning not only BD but als...

Estrela Mountain Dogs - week 3Updated : 16/01/2017

I HAVE tried over the last 30 plus years to get owners and show people interested in contributing to these notes; sadly very few have ever bothered. There are a few who are just interested in complaining about the lack of notes, but still no contribution, sadly.      Many of you will be aware that Stew...

Estrela Mountain Dogs - week 14Updated : 24/03/2015

SORRY for the lack of breed notes of late. It didn’t help that just a few days before Crufts I heard that a very good, dear friend had died. Peter Tugwell moved to Spain with his partner of over 40 years Richard Thomas. I’ve been friends of theirs for about 20 years and was hoping to go over to Spain to visit them agai...

Estrela Mountain Dogs - week 8Updated : 13/02/2015

I WAS STANDING at the sink washing up the other day watching some rabbits playing in the field just outside, there were two Red Kites circling overhead and also a Buzzard making its presence felt. On the other side of the house there was a fox in the yard winding the dogs up – he knew they couldn’t get to him. The ...

Estrela Mountain Dogs - week 7Updated : 04/02/2015

BELATED New Year wishes to you all. I hope you and your dogs enjoyed all the festivities. Here it was very low key, but with a litter around there’s always something to do.      The schedule is now out for the forthcoming EMDA show. It has been emailed to all existing members. If you haven’...

Estrela Mountain Dog - week 52Updated : 17/12/2014

I WAS VERY disappointed not to be able to show at the last show of the year with classes for the Estrela. Although I’d entered five dogs at LKA, one of them started to cough after being at a local show recently. I could have taken her and no one would have been any the wiser, as she is fine in herself and e...

Estrela Mountain Dogs - week 50Updated : 02/12/2014

LOUISE Bermingham has been off on her travels again; this time over to Belgium and she had very good results there. The judge was Roger Vanhoenacker and Int/Ir Ch Haia Da Casa De Loas Em Bamcwt was graded first excellent, CAC and CACIB giving her the Belgian ch title. Int/Ir Ch Asterel Sabugueiro at Bamcwt was also...

Estrela Mountain Dog - week 45Updated : 29/10/2014

SOUTH WALES was the latest show with classes where Jeff Luscott judged. BD and BOB was Louise and Sue’s Ir/Int Ch Asterel Sabugeiro of Bamcwt. The rest of the main winners were my own, with Asterel Dexter taking RBD, BB was Asterel Bohemian Rhapsody and RBB was Rhapsody’s mum Xuva Da Costa Oeste at Asterel. ...

Estrela Mountain Dogs - week 42Updated : 10/10/2014

I RECENTLY spent a very enjoyable day at the Tibetan Mastiff Club of UK open show. I have never been to the venue, Tomlinsons, before, although I know it is very popular and I now understand why. What a fabulous venue for a show – good car parking, great size hall with lots of outside space and a very nice ...

Estrela Mountain Dogs - week 40Updated : 26/09/2014

THE ENTRY at Richmond was the biggest of the year so far, the judge was Luis Teixeira who came over from Portugal. He is no stranger to the breed, it being one of the most popular of the Portuguese native breeds. Mr Teixeira has judged them for many years. In fact the first time I ever met him was in 1987 at a show...

Estrela Mountain Dogs - week 38Updated : 10/09/2014

I DON’T know about everyone else, but I am sick and tired of lameness being ignored in the breed lately. I didn’t take one of my lads to a couple of shows lately because he’d hurt his foot and was limping. But when I see lameness not only being ignored but in fact rewarded it does make me wonder if he’d have wo...

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