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Leonbergers - week 17Updated : 19/04/2017

THE UNIVERSITIES of Minnesota and Bern will start offering genetic testing for the newly-identified recessively inherited LEMP mutation, to accompany our LPN testing, starting April 15.      At this time it is recommend that all breeding dogs should be tested for all three tests: LPN1, LPN2 and LEMP. For...

Leonbergers - week 16Updated : 12/04/2017

WHAT A great day at Ardingly for Heather and Glenda with their young boy Thomas (Davenheath Forever Blue) getting BOB under Simon Luxmoore. Thomas went on to win his second G1 within a month.      Bridgette Bodle’s Kojak (Debbollinby Travelin’ Light) was awarded BOB and BP by Tracie Mason at ...

Leonbergers - week 15Updated : 05/04/2017

WHAT A fantastic weekend for Mandy Moore and her boys. At Banbridge championship show Lempileijonan Aito Suomileijona at Hillhaven (Otso) won intermediate male and RDGS (CAC), while Ch Leokings Lionheart at Hillhaven (Sully) won champion male, DGS (CAC) and BOB under Chris Baile. Sully also went on to win the group judged by...

Leonbergers - week 14Updated : 29/03/2017

GREAT results for the Leos at Bootle and Crosby open show in St Helens last weekend. Ann Burrell’s ‘Puzzle’ (Rossnick Quest For A Star), handled by Cathy Burrell, won BOB and G3, while Kerry Rushby’s ‘Jenga’ (Leosrus Forget Me Not) won BP and PG1. Mick Braddish judged the breed classes and...

Leonbergers - week 13Updated : 23/03/2017

BBC NEWS have this week reported an outbreak of animal disease carried by ticks. “In Essex two dogs have died, and three have needed blood transfusions after contracting the disease. The ticks carrying the Babesia Canis parasite have been found in fields in Harlow, Essex. The local council have put up a sign with a map...

Leonbergers - week 12Updated : 15/03/2017

IT WAS a very early start for Crufts this year, and on only two hours sleep I really wasn’t feeling the love, but we missed the traffic and made it in good time, which meant we got a decent seat and the opportunity to catch up with a few people early on.      The atmosphere ringside was great, we h...

Leonbergers - week 11Updated : 09/03/2017

PÄIVI Ojala and her husband were fast asleep when their Leonberger girl started whining. It was the middle of the night when they were awoken by three-year-old Manta. They shouted her to stop, but the noise went on. When they failed to rise, Manta started scratching at the door to get their attention. Fortunately this w...

Leonbergers - week 10Updated : 01/03/2017

USING dogs for therapy is not a new idea; in fact it was initiated over 40 years ago, having been found to be massively beneficial in the care sector. Therapy Dogs Nationwide is run entirely by volunteers and is a relatively new organisation, set up as a registered charity in 2016. Although a new organisation, many of our vo...

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...

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