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Leonbergers - week 26Updated : 21/06/2017

THE BVA eye clinic is on July 9 at Hampton Veterinary Group, Hampton Heath, Malpas Cheshire SY14 8JQ. Contact Beth Phillips at malpaseyehipclinic@gmail.com.      North West Giants had an amazing weekend at Dog Fest North! Despite the soaring temperatures, the woofs managed two main arena demos each day, ...

Leonbergers - week 25Updated : 15/06/2017

THERE was an entry of 47 (14 absent) at Three Counties under judge Mrs J King last weekend.      DCC and BOB was awarded to Judith Dawe’s Easy 2 Follow Ginger Heaven at Kensalroag and RDCC went to Helen Browne’s Engelben Fred In The Woods.      Glenda Rothery and Heather ...

Leonbergers - week 24Updated : 08/06/2017

BRENDA Brown reports of a great day at Reading open show, adding what a lovely venue and well run show it was. Davenheath Feeling Lucky gained first in open, BOB, and G1, going on to get RBIS! This gives him all his points for his ShCM! Well done on that achievement!      Pirjo Aaltonen (Finland) judging...

Leonbergers - week 23Updated : 31/05/2017

BATH show under Geoff Duffield brought an entry of 45, with 17 absent. Bridgette Bodle’s Debbollinby Travelin Light (Kojak) won BP, going on to be shortlisted in the group. Sadly no veterans in attendance so no BV awarded, but a very successful day for team Davenheath with D Dark Secret (Lilly) taking BCC, her sister D...

Leonbergers - week 22Updated : 26/05/2017

CONGRATULATIONS to Ann Smith and Dacfolke Vagabond (Hobo) on winning G1 at Devon County Show.      Last weekend was also SKC where our judge Mrs D R Stansbury (Woodbriar) was given an impressive entry of 46 (ten absent). Carol Folkes’ Dacfolke Obie Odakota (Obie) gained DCC (his second in as many w...

Leonbergers - week 21Updated : 18/05/2017

ONCE AGAIN dog owners have been urged to stay vigilant after a sixth case of fatal disease Alabama Rot was confirmed in Wales.      The disease affects all types of dog or any age or weight and can lead to sudden and fatal kidney failure. Nine out of ten cases are believed to be fatal.    ...

Leonbergers - week 20Updated : 11/05/2017

ON MAY bank holiday Elsa (a blonde female Leonberger of eight years) ran off to play with another dog and didn’t return to her owner. Despite lots of publicity there have been no sightings. The LCGB and The Leonberger Association have both been actively involved in the subsequent investigations. Elsa went missing in Fo...

Leonbergers - week 19Updated : 04/05/2017

WELL, IT’S that time of year again and already we have had reports of dogs being left in cars in hot weather! When will people learn?!      According to the Dogs’ Trust two thirds of us have seen a dog in a hot vehicle. Over a third did nothing about it. 15 per cent called the police and four...

Leonbergers - week 18Updated : 27/04/2017

A GREAT day at Sunderland for Ann and Cathy Burrell with Lionslord Full House (Rummy) who got BOB under Bobby Templeton and then G2 in a very big group under Peter Matfin.      Di Atherton judged breed and the group at Colne and Nelson. BOB was Judy’s Vectiseleon Dream Maker (Milo) who also went on...

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...

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