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Leonbergers - week 9Updated : 23/02/2017

THE FOLLOWING story, although not Leo’s, comes as a stark warning to us all. Sarah Dent had to rush her two dogs to the vets last week, after they had consumed bread mould from a food recycling bin, which had fallen over in the wind! Wheelhouse veterinary centre placed the dogs in an induced coma, to help them cope wit...

Leonbergers - week 8Updated : 16/02/2017

A BUSY weekend for open shows, and some great results for the Leos! At Huddersfield Judi Wilkinson-Bell’s Vectiseleon Dream Maker (Milo) gained BOB, whilst Kerry Rushby’s Leosrus Forget Me Not took BPIB and G2, under Steve Atkinson.      It was the 50th anniversary of the National W/PBA at Ry...

Leonbergers - week 7Updated : 09/02/2017

GREAT results from Team Davenheath this past weekend. At East Kent held at Maidstone, where the judge for breed and group was Brian Hill, D Forever Blue (Thomas) took BOB and G2. This gave ‘Thomas’ his ShCM.      Sadly, I also have news of the death of Ch Oldholbans Michigan (Aslan) on Jan 20...

Leonbergers - week 6Updated : 03/02/2017

AS LEO lovers you will be well aware of the large occurrence of cancer within our breed, particularly osteosarcoma. This week we have sadly lost two greats in Steph Lucero’s Balto and Kellie Whitton’s Trigg.      Balto was eight years at diagnosis last August and Trigg was four at diagnosis i...

Leonbergers - week 5Updated : 27/01/2017

IT WAS a cold and misty morning on our way to Manchester, but I was grateful for the respectable set-off time of 7.30am a ‘local’ show allowed! The venue set-up seemed to have changed a little from previous years, room ringside was minimal and access poor, particularly with another breed benched right along one s...

Leonbergers - week 4Updated : 20/01/2017

THE TIME has come for me to say goodbye to you all, now that a new breed note writer has kindly agreed to take over from me. It has been a privilege and a pleasure to write show reports and give advice on health, breeding etc., over the years. I have so appreciated receiving such lovely feedback from so many, especially thos...

Leonbergers - week 3Updated : 13/01/2017

FROM the 39 Leos present for his appraisal at Boston judge Richard Kinsey found his BOB in Bert Bauwens and Carine Roobrouck’s Nino From Yellow’sGarden. This is the second time they have travelled from Belgium to exhibit at a general ch show in the UK and they were over the moon to be awarded top honours on both ...

Leonbergers - week 2Updated : 06/01/2017

HAVING written about the shorter lives of many Leos in last week’s notes, it was heartening to hear of a male in Sweden who has reached the incredible age of 15.8 years! What a wonderful age to achieve and certainly a record in recent times. Nalle, owned by Marja Suutari, sadly died last week while taking a short walk ...

Leonbergers - week 52Updated : 20/12/2016

FOR THE third year running, Anita Holliday’s Ch Unikum Tigra Iz Galkina Gnezda for Lionslord (Tiamo) is top Leonberger. This is a great achievement and she is the only Leo since CCs were first awarded, to have won this title three times. Congratulations must go to both Anita and to Tiamo’s very successful Russian...

Leonbergers - week 51Updated : 14/12/2016

FROM THE 50 Leos entered under her at LKA, judge Judith Dawe awarded top honours to Lyn Cleary’s Sandor vom Lowengarten for Benellison (Enzo), his first DCC and BOB. Everyone was delighted for Lyn, who has waited a long time this day! With a fair amount of success under his belt over the years, it was good to see Enzo&...

Leonbergers - week 50Updated : 12/12/2016

THE UNIVERSITIES of Minnesota, Bern and Uppsala, along with the Broad Institute are once again teaming up to conduct a very large scale genetic study of osteosarcoma, hemangiosarcoma and LP/PN, three of the most prevalent causes of death in Leos.      These diseases often begin in middle or later life,...

Leonbergers - week 47Updated : 17/11/2016

THE 15th LCGB ch show took place at the KC Building, Stoneleigh, with everyone enjoying themselves. There were 117 Leos entered, but 12 of the 64 males and nine of the 53 females were absent.      One of our most popular and knowledgeable judges, Meg Purnell-Carpenter (males) and Denis Vernon from Fran...

Leonbergers - week 46Updated : 10/11/2016

TRACY Morgan would surely have been delighted with her entry for Working and Pastoral Breeds of Scotland, her first appointment awarding CCs. Because of the northerly location, and faced with a long drive for most exhibitors in wintery conditions, historically this show draws a lower than usual entry. However, this year Trac...

Leonbergers - week 45Updated : 04/11/2016

FROM THE 24 males and 12 females present at Midland Counties, Helen Davenport-Willis found her BOB in Sharon Springel’s Lionscourt Gaia. DCC went to Racquel Walker’s Wildering’s Play Boy for Condalf.      RCCs went to Julie Haigh’s Satchmo V. Lowengartens mit Loenbeck and to Bob...

Leonbergers - week 44Updated : 27/10/2016

FOR THE first time in almost a decade, Discover Dogs, which took place in London over the weekend, did not coincide with the LCGB championship show, which is always held in November. In the past, it has always been disappointing for those who wanted to attend both events, but had to make the choice of helping at DD or exhibi...

Leonbergers - week 42Updated : 14/10/2016

MANDY Moore’s Int Ir Ch Leokings Lionheart at Hillhaven (Sully) has gained his title at South Wales. Judge Joan Rushby had the honour of making him up and it is generally agreed that rarely has a Leo been more deserving of his crown! Once again, Mandy’s boys did the double with Sully’s 12-month-old son Lemp...

Leonbergers - week 41Updated : 06/10/2016

ON A FINE, but windy day, Terry Munro had 37 of his very respectable entry of 52 Leos present for him to judge at Driffield. Ann Burrell’s Rossnick Quest For A Star won the DCC, his first, followed by BOB. Judy Bell’s Vectiseleon Dream Maker took the reserve.      BCC, her 24th, was Anita H...

Leonbergers - week 40Updated : 30/09/2016

WITH MANY people still reeling in shock over the recent death of Geraldine Crawley, I thought it would be appropriate for the notes to be devoted to her memory this week. I therefore invited four of her very closest friends, Racquel Walker, Tracy Tousent, Gerri Forsyth and Pauline Lockyer, to write a personal tribute to her....

Leonbergers - week 39Updated : 22/09/2016

ON A FRESH bright autumn day, with 32 Leos presented for him to judge at Darlington, Tan Nagrecha found his DCC, his second, and BOB in Mandy Moore’s Sully, Ir Ch Leokings Lionheart, and once again his son, Mandy’s Lempileijonan Aito Soumileijona took RDCC. But this wasn’t the end of Sully’s success a...

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