2018

Eleven days and 2 kilo weighty

 

Today Cearrean is 11 days young and weighs 2 kilos! He does not want to see the world yet and I can not blame him for it. He has already experienced so much; a mother who does not want to see him at first, she gives almost no milk and he has to drink from a bottle what he does not want, he falls out of bed and last Friday he was at the vet for the first time! It has been a bit difficult for a couple of days with his faeces, but usually I got something out once a day (well only at 2 o’clock at night). Well he had not relieved himself after Thursday night and despite the many massages, Activia, oil and Roosvicee Laxo still nothing came out, so we went to the doctor. Well, that enema helped fortunately. The stool looked good and was not too hard so what the problem is …? That was Friday at the end of the afternoon and until this afternoon he had not relieved himself again, despite the nightly massages. So again given an enema this afternoon and when he had emptied we put him back to Cytaugh. Now she suddenly cleaned him and there was again a little heap! I hope that Cytaugh will clean him well now so that everything works better for him. We’ll wait again.

 

But yesterday there was something that was not so nice for him. Cytaugh lay quietly in the whelping box with him, and he had been drinking well. Everything was okay until Cearrean suddenly gave a shriek. We did not see what happened and there was also no foretoken, but Cytaugh must have bitten him because after a long search I saw that a little piece of his ear was missing! I would not know how it could have happened otherwise than a snarl of Cytaugh, but it was very strange because it is going so very well in the last days. Cytaugh also showed no reaction at all, while the last times when she did nasty, she showed that she was shocked. Anyway, I smeared the wound with Dermiel ointment and luckily Cearrean was not bothered by it. However, he now has to live with a slightly smaller right ear.

 

Now Cearrean is sleeping peacefully again with Sleepsheep. They are just as long alone Cearrean weighs 10 times heavier than Sleepsheep!

 

I hope that his life does not stay that way, it may be a bit more relaxed. Fortunately, it seems that he doesn’t keep anything up, he sniffs every new scent just as enthusiastically, but keeps his eyes and ears closed, let the evil world just stay away!

And he keeps on growing!

 

Here I am, typing with one hand because Cearrean is lying on my other arm. Mother Cytaugh is walking in the forest for the first time after the birth of Cearrean with Simon, Chidish and Brandir. She has done a ’round of forest’ several times, but for her spiritual well-being a real forest is good again. Cearrean woke up and was bored, a lot of grumbling and squeaking came from the whelping box. Yes, and then you pick it up and you can’t do anything anymore.


If Cytaugh is not with him, Sleepsheep is with him and that goes fine. If you put down Cearrean and then beating Sleepsheep against him, he becomes calm and falls asleep. He is also regularly over or under Sleepsheep, they are real buddies!

Yesterday Cearrean was a week old and weighed 1430 grams at the end of the day. When I weighed him at 10.30 this morning, he weighed 1510! Well, I have to say that he was busy all night so I put him at Cytaugh a lot. He grows most of all at night anyway.

 

Cytaugh does it better every day. What she had learned very quickly is that if I say that she has to turn around, she will lie down on her other side. It is of course very important that all nipples are used evenly. She does this perfectly!

Yesterday at the end of the afternoon, Cytaugh wanted to sit in the kitchen with us. No problem, child and babysitter next to it so that Cearrean does not fall off the bed! Because falling out of bed, he has a patent on it! One of the first nights he had already fallen out of his box while it is 30 centimeters high! Now there is a grid over it so that he can not get out.

 

 

In the meantime Simon is back from the walk and Cearrean is enjoying a drink by Cytaugh. Usually she gives milk right away, sometimes I have to massage a few nipples. At least he gets enough because his belly is well filled. When he crawls through the whelpingbox, he looks like a walrus!

 

 

This afternoon he also stayed with Cytaugh in the office. This is Cytaugh’s favorite spot. But I have to stay by them otherwise he will disappear underneath the radiator or behind a cupboard where you can never get him again!

 

 

 

We Proudly Present …

 

And there he is, Cearrean Argyll O’Cockaigne, son of Argyll Bryan from the Market Garden and Cockaigne Cytaugh from the Meirse Weiden.

 

On Tuesday afternoon, December 18, the 62nd day of her pregnancy, Cytaugh’s temperature dropped to 37.4 but she gave no milk and lay in a deep sleep. On Wednesday morning the temperature had dropped to the 37.2 after a considerable increase at night, and then quickly increased again. Now Cytaugh had dug a few times but was still very quiet. We already had contact with the vet about the Caesarean section so when I called to report that I would like to see it happen today, we made a appointment for 13.30 hr. Upon entering we could go straight through and Cytaugh was prepared. Cytaugh was in the meantime already panicking because after the surgery on her foot she really does not have anything to do with veterinarians and she felt that this was not fun. The Caesarean would take place under local anesthesia, but because Cytaugh immediately made such a commotion, she received an amount of tranquilizer that she was totally gone. After the doctor had made a small incision and found the uterus with contents, he immediately noticed that it was a whopper of a pup. He was not only extremely large but also extremely lively and the doctor struggled to get him out of the membranes because of his enormous sprawling. As soon as the membranes were removed and he got air, he was also clearly heard!

 

Unfortunately it stayed with one but in terms of size and sound he counted for two! After he was dry rubbed and Cytaugh put back together and laid on the ground to recover, we gave him his first bottle of milk. He did not drink much yet and we also hoped that Cytaugh would quickly start her own factory so that he could take the important colostrum. Once at home and on the scale, Cearrean turned out to weigh no less than 745 grams and that two hours after his birth!
He was also very strong and soon crept over his mother to see if there was something to drink on the other side. Fortunately, after a few hours, under the influence of the administered oxytocin, the milk production started and Cearrean could drink the much needed colostrum. But Cytaugh was still a bit drowsy from the operation and had little interest in him. So I made a box for him in which he could sleep safely and so that Cytaugh got her rest.

 

In the course of the night it turned out that Cytaugh had nothing to do with Cearrean at all. At first she only turned her head away but later she started to growl and even occasionally snapped at him. We could not leave Cearrean with her without strict supervision. That meant the first sleepless night because he did not agree at all to sleep in his own box. On Thursday Cytaugh’s negative attitude only increased and I really had to be very careful that nothing happened, not half a second I dared to leave them together without supervision. Luckily Cearrean was allowed to drink with her, as long as he wasn’t too wild, but we had to watch it.

 

It was clear that Cytaugh’s muscles had got a considerable clout during the preparation of the C-section; while she was already tied to her back on the operating table, she had had a panic attack while administering the local anesthetic. Hereby she tried to get away naturally but if you are tied up the muscles are the victim. All her stomach and back muscles were extremely painful and every touch was actually too much. So her behaviour was explained. Unfortunately she could not get a painkiller because she is already on the antibiotics and all that stuff goes naturally into Cearrean.

 

Friday night around 2 o’clock Cytaugh suddenly got more interest in her son and sniffed at him extensively. He was also allowed to get closer to her head and crawl over her again. Hey, hey, would we have the leak up? But when Cearrean reported to me at five he wanted  to drink again and after I had shown him Cytaugh, she snapped at him and that was not good! Luckily I could not detect any damage and after  having reassured Cearrean and put on a collar by Cytaugh and wrapping her face with the line, Cearrean could drink something by her again. This event has damaged the trust quite a bit and from this moment we keep an argus-eye on her.

 

The milk production was very variable and actually only became less instead of more, Cearrean grew only 40 grams in two days. He did not want the bottle after he had tasted the real stuff, but he kept drinking at Cytaugh until he was saturated, but this sometimes took 45 minutes and that also takes a lot of energy. To be able to follow the growth a bit, I measure his beautiful long tail. Well, it grows about a half centimeter a day! On Thursday he was 12 centimeters and on Friday already 12.5!

 

Fortunately during the course of Friday, things went better with Cytaugh, she barely grumbled at Cearrean, showed more interest and began to lick gently his tummy. But as soon as Cearrean started peeing, she stopped! Bah, that’s dirty! Cleaning up the stool was also reserved for me, she thought. In the evening she suddenly had more milk and Cearrean had a nice round belly but that was short-lived. A few hours later there was hardly any food left for him.

 

In the meantime I had a sleeping sheep mate for Cearrean, a plush sheep with a beating heart. He found it a success and has spent the night on / with it.

 

From Friday to Saturday, he only woke twice, but it took an hour before his belly was round and I could put him back to sleep. We do not let him sleep with Cytaugh without supervision, our Million Dollar Baby is too precious for that!

 

 

Today everything goes happily even better, Cytaugh has almost completely accepted him, she licks his tummy as long as nothing comes out, and it seems that the milk production is slowly getting better. Sometimes he wants to drink something from the bottle, but that must have been made extra delicious with some Roosvicee. Cearrean’s tail is now 13 centimeters and he grew in 15 grams in 6 hours time.

 

 

 

Now, at 16:00 it looks like this and hopefully this style continues and we have a stress-free Christmas!

We will keep you informed.

Cytaugh

 

 

 

We made a new echo of Cytaugh today. I found her to be very thick and also her behaviour is a bit extreme. Unfortunately there is still only one puppy to see. It is quite a puppy so in due time it will turn out on a caesarean section. But I am very happy with this new miracle.

Is it just as cute?     Certainly!!!!

Puppy coming.

 

After an exciting time I made an ultrasound on Thursday 15 November at Cytaugh and it was immediately clearly to see …. a mini-creature. But unfortunately, the vet could only find one. The probability of a second hiding somewhere is very small. That is of course very unfortunate. Usually we say that you better not have a puppy than one puppy because first of all birth is more risky and secondly it is not fun for the puppy to grow up alone but in this case I am very happy with it because the previous times we have used frozen semen from Argyll, there was never anything born of it. So let’s hope that everything goes well and a healthy little O’Cockaignetje is born around 20 December.  

 

 

Since it is a habit to put the parents together on the photo, alongside Cytaugh and the container where the eight straws of deep-frozen sperm of Argyll were in. The inbreeding coefficient (I.C.) of this combination amounts to 0.82% over 7 generations and over 10 generations 5.07%. The maximum number of ancestors (M.N.A.) can be over 7 generations 254 and in this case is 204, so there is a loss of 50 hounds (19.7%). Over 10 Generations, the M.N.A. is 2046 of which only 584 have been used. A loss of 1462 hounds (71.5%)! Still a frightening number.

Cytaugh itself has a I.C. of 0.93% (7 generations) and 5.81% over 10 generations with a loss of 1500 hounds (73.3%). Argyll has a I.C. of 7.37% over 7 generations with a loss of 52.4% and a I.C. From 17.78% over 10 generations with a loss of 89.9%!! of the 2046 M.N.A. There are only 206 used. For example, Monarch of Ardkinglas is 98 times in his pedigree! In Argyll’s time these numbers were very common, there were even hounds with a I.C. of up to 30%! But there are currently also Deerhounds around with a I.C. From 12.45% over 7 generations and 16.83% over 10 generations with a loss of 86.3%. of the 2046 M.N.A. Only 281 are used and you see here that certain hounds are more than 60 times in the pedigree and only 51 of the 281 are used only once.

Fortunately, we now have the opportunity to see all of this in advance, thanks to ‘ The Deerhound Breed Archive ‘ and the latter would not have to be done anymore. In the meantime, it is well known that using a large variety of genes is healthier, so the breeders should look better.

 

Cytaugh behaves as if she has thirty puppies in her belly, she sleeps a lot, moves more slowly and is happily spoiled. Hopefully everything will go well.

Donaueschingen

 

Since last week I got some nice pictures of Vision’s victory in Donaueschingen, now a slightly more elaborate report of this biggest sighthound show of Europe. Over the weekend of 4th & 5th August, more than 1600 hounds from 25 countries travelled to Donaueschingen. It was this year for the 25th time this show was organized and perhaps it was the last time. In recent years, Olaf Knauber had organised it, but because of all sorts of causes fewer people were left to help, and almost everything ended up on Olaf’s shoulders. Also, the opposition from higher regions has made Olaf decide to stop with it. Whoever is going to take over and whether it will continue next year, is not yet known. Anyway, we had some nice successes during this edition of Donaueschingen.

 

On Saturday, Chidish and Cytaugh won the couple class, of which about 17 were entered, under the Italian Judge Mr. Vittorio Passerino.

 

And at the competition for Dual Champion, Vision won! She showed herself exemplary and showed a super movement. As you can see, Sonja was very happy with this.   In the evening, during the ‘The Eukanuba Super Best in Show Challenge’ Vision performed optimally and was finally second behind Kilbourne O Sweet Lorraine to Oelmühle. Two Deerhounds in the final battle, that has never happened before! Sunday Cytaugh was best of the working dogs under Judge Mr. Vittorio Passerino and Chidish and Cytaugh became BIS2 in the couple class. All in all we haven’t done it badly!

An exciting week

After deciding that Cytaugh was good enough to breed with her, I searched for a suitable male for a couple of years. Unfortunately I could not find it; the male in question was no longer available, the male was all too often used, the male did not compensate for Cytaugh’s errors or had errors that I absolutely did not want or the bloodline did not like me. In any case, I didn’t want all of that. So plan change; instead of first having a normal cover with a living male, I decided to let Cytaugh inseminate with the 27 year old frozen semen of Argyll Bryan from the Market Garden, one of my first males.

 

Of course Argyll also had his faults but I hope that in combination with Cytaugh these would been toned down or negated. Argyll had in any case a wonderful character, found coursing and show great, excelled in gait and appearance and had no heart problems, cancer or Cystinuria.   Then the search for a doctor who had experience with the inseminate in sighthounds began. I got addresses in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Germany and after a lot of e-mailing I decided for Germany, Hannover. Partly because Cytaugh does not like travel. Dr. Goericke-Pesch had experience with sighthound (she has Greyhounds herself) and responded adequately to my e-mails. When Cytaugh came into season on October the 2th, I tried to have her examined but this was a tragedy; Madam, screamed the whole clinic  together and nothing was allowed. The next day we tried again and by a swift action a smear could be made. A few days later I got the result that she was clean and did not need any antibiotic treatment. On Monday 8 October we tested for the first time the progesterone level, it was 0.31. Thursday it was 0.983, so it didn’t increase quick. Since I didn’t want to take any risks, Simon picked up Argyll’s sperm in Utrecht on Friday. In the container it would stay frozen for about a week. After consultation with Dr. Goericke-Pesch, I took blood again on Saturday 13 October and taken it home. Sunday I travelled to Sonja where I would stay the rest of the week. For Monday I had an appointment in Hannover where they would try to examine Cytaugh again and test the progesterone value of Saturday and this Monday. The internal examination proceeded fairly well and the progesterone value proved to have risen well, which from Saturday was thick over the 9 and from Monday over 13. An appointment was made for insemination on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Also Brandir and Chidish indicated that these were the right days; they did not whine on Monday when I was with Cytaugh to Hannover but when I left on Wednesday morning with Cytaugh they have treated whole Hermannsburg to a concert. The insemination went well, both days, and now wait, in four weeks we make an ultrasound and we know if small Argyll’s will enrich the Deerhoundworld. The data and pedigrees of Argyll and Cytaugh can be found at ‘O’Cockaigne Deerhounds’-‘our Deerhounds’.

A weekend Gröditz

Saturday 29th of September I was allowed to judge in Gröditz, near Dresden. It promised to be brilliant weather again and that’s why we left on Thursday to be there Friday early in the afternoon. And it became brilliant weather again! I had 57 hounds to judge on Saturday, a nice number of very varying quality. The Afghans and Barsoi’s scored the highest, unfortunately most Azawakh’s ended with a disqualification because of too much white in the fur. Sunday we had the coursing. They have a beautiful terrain there, really exciting for the hounds because of the groves, trees and the altitude difference. The only Deerhounds were Chidish and Vision and both ran a beautiful course. Unfortunately, Chidish har ran into a pulley and turned to have a thick toe after the afternoon nap. No second run for him so Vision was allowed to receive her prize on stage. For the time being, we are again eliminated as far as the coursing is concerned; Cytaugh a broken thumb and Chidish a thick toe. Pity of Ronostrand I would have liked Chidish to run there.

Dutch Coursing Championships

On 15 September the Dutch Coursing Championship was organised at a riding school in Werkendam. In itself a beautiful location, large coursingveld, nice quiet and sufficient walking-possibility for a short weekend. Unfortunately, during the first runs, the terrain seams to be so uneven that more than half of the dogs hit the head. There were holes in the way that even a few Afghans fell! Several hounds were injured from the field, varying from barely anything to see until, yes, how is it possible, my Cytaugh with a broken thumb! Just recovered from a hole of 2 cm deep between her toes, now again a broken toe. How does she manage it! And then again her right front foot which is always wrapped when she is coursing or running free. In one way or another, her stocking is pushed down during the fall and she is likely to linger with her thumb in the high grass. Fortunately, the X-ray showed that it is a ‘nice’ break and that it will be good with simple stabilization. So the next 8 weeks her foot is consistently packed again! Luckily she doesn’t bother and she’s used to wear socks in the meantime! But also Chidish wasn’t unscathed, he had a slight muscle injury in his left front leg after the second run. So he also has to take a quiet moment. A pity, it seemed like a very good location but such a horse meadow is not suitable.

July & August

July was a quiet month, only during the weekend of 21 and 22 July we had the Beauty and Performance weekend of OWRV ‘t Haasje in Axel. Since I had the honour of judging the hounds on Saturday, Chidish and Cytaugh could not participate in the ‘title’. However, Sunday they had a wonderful coursing. August on the other hand was busy again; The first weekend we were in Donaueschingen. I took my ceramics with me because that sells very well over there, and we had two days of showing. It was actually was way too hot to do anything. On Saturday we had Frederic Maison as a judge and on Sunday Espen Engh. He made the unforgettable mistake by mentioning in Chidish’s judge report “Head is a little bit plain, needs more stop”. Hasn’t he had the time or didn’t he want to take the effort to go through the breed standard the evening before??? But… it can be even crazier. During the Benelux Winner Show in Amsterdam, the following Thursday, Sonja was told by a Russian judge that Vision has a Barsoi gait! We then looked at the judging of the Barsois for three days, whether we saw one with the same gait as Vision. Unfortunately, not found, so Vision is the only one with the correct Barsoi gait! André van den Broek judged the World Exhibition on Saturday, August 11th and was happy to appreciate Vision, she got the Res.CACIB. Best male was Kilbourne Kaine at Oelmühle and best bitch Kilbourne Oh Sweet Lorraine to Oelmühle, both of Jürgen Rösner. (see the exhibition results)

The following Sunday, the hounds were able to stretch the legs during the coursing of Lelystad. They found it a bit more fun than showing and they enjoyed it! On August 26th I had the show in Mechelen where Chidish became Belgian champion and 9 September we had instead of a show and coursing in Berlin that did not pass, a coursing in Gesves, Belgium. Cytaugh obtained her last CACBL for the Belgian Coursing Championship and Chidish received the reserve.

Brief overview of June

 

The month of June was an extremely busy month. It started with the show in Paris on Saturday the 2nd where we had entered Chidish and Vision. Sonja had arrived Thursday afternoon so we could drive to Paris on Friday. On Thursday-evening, Silva suddenly got a fever and had to cough a little later. After having given a few antibiotic tablets, she was quiet and against two o’clock and Sonja went to bed. But not for long… At half past three, Sonja woke me up with the sad announcement that Silva had died. Silva woke up and stand up, probably to turn around, and ended up on the ground. Before Sonja was out of her bed, Silva was already over the Rainbow Bridge. A very nice death but very sudden. We took Silva out of the camper and put her in my car to be able to bring her to the crematorium in the morning. We have not slept anymore.

 

After having handled everything and having packed the camper we left for Paris. Luckily the judging on Saturday didn’t start too early, because we were still a little confused by all the commotion. Both Chidish and Vision obtained the reserve CAC, which meant that we could go home again. Fine!

The weekend after we were in Le Touquet at the French R.A.L.I.E. Club show. Here 57 Deerhounds were entered. Judge was Joan Wragg. Chidish got the reserve CAC again behind the Finnish male Direwolf Mac Custennin of Tapio Hellman. Vision stood in a large open class of 14 bitches and got an unplaced U. Cytaugh, who now also participated, won the Working Class (3) and became Best Working Dog. Unfortunately, we had to leave after the judging, because Sonja had to return home again on Monday because she had to leave on Thursday towards Denmark where we would first go to the show in Vejen and then drive to Nørresundby for the EKC.

 

 

So on Thursday, June 14th, fully packed, we left for Denmark. We stayed at a small campsite in northern Germany and the next day we drove to a campsite in Ringkøbing where we found Sonja again. On Saturday we went to the beach to let the hounds stretch their legs and let the wind blow through their coat.  

 

 

From here we drove to the show in Vejen on Sunday. Chidish became best male, BOB and also with this Danish CAC, Danish champion. Vision Unfortunately only got an Excellent.

 

Monday we cleared our camp again and left for Nørresundby, near Aalborg, where during the weekend of 22-24 June the European Championship coursing took place. The wide fields were adjacent to Lindholm Høje. This is the largest historical Danish cemetery from the Iron and Viking era, located on a hill opposite Aalborg. From 1952 the area was examined and at excavations 682 graves were found from the period 500 to 1100 as well as remnants of construction. All participants in the EKC got a ticket for the museum, a very nice gesture. Also on Saturday the solstice was celebrated, called Sankt Hans Aften. The feast dates from the time of the Vikings and until 1770 it was an official holiday. As a result of this, a Viking market and village was also created and the opening of the EKC was graced with a performance of fighting Vikings.

Because we, as CC2000, had given a coursing demonstration at the beginning of this century in Bjerringbro, Denmark, we still had contact with Karin Janz, who organized that at the time. Later we also met her regularly at EKC’s and when we were invited several years ago; as a judge for the show and Simon as a jury for the coursing, to come to Nørresundby, we grabbed this with both hands. Once there we were very impressed with the gigantic fields and we told Karin that it was a wonderful location to organize a EKC. And so the ball went rolling. We, CC2000, were asked to organize one field and take care of everything around it. After two years of preparation, we had a team of 20 people; 6 German and 14 Dutch coursing-lovers who, as a team in nice T-shirts sponsored by the Dutch Kennel Club, have been busy for three days to complete about 60 courses per day. From the beginning; the paddock with chip control, until the end; supervising the terrain so that no one could walk in the rope, there were constantly about 10 men working. It was fantastic and afterwards we were told that we were the most friendly and fastest field with the most beautiful trail. What else do you want!

A German team was asked to do another field and Denmark took field 3 for her account and everything that comes to mind. There was a lot of foreign assistance among other things; in the secretariat, at the entrance to give the people their papers and to point the way and when retrieving the results.

The Deerhounds ran on Saturday, 10 Deerhound males were entered and 9 were present, 25 bitches of which 21 appeared at the start. The Dutch participation consisted of the male Fiddich Forever in my Heart Caoinlan from Ingrid Weiss and Erik den Ouden and the bitches Vision and Cytaugh. Chidish was not allowed to participate yet and I was really happy, because of this I had no stress concerning the classification because Nelungaloo Untouchable also participated. And sure enough, at the end of the first run it was fighting again. Just like last year in Switzerland and on RONOstrand Untouchable from Esther Bühler jumped without hesitation on his partner Pitlochry’s Othello. Yes, and see two fighting Deerhounds get hold of. Fortunately, there was a Czech man who had experience with such animals and just popped up on top of it. Life-threatening because these muzzles really do not stop everything! Both Esther and her husband seem to find it normal because when we were recommending them to no longer do coursing with Untouchable with other dogs they became extremely angry. How is it possible for people to like fighting Deerhounds and to find it good that other hounds do not run anymore or become aggressive too. It is really time that this behaviour is radically punished. Through all the commotion Vision did not want to start with another hound and was given a Dismission For The Day. My Cytaugh was classified in the first course with the probably winner; Islay’s Luck Penny from Ira Johannsen. They ran a dazzling course and Cytaugh was not much inferior for Luck Penny. Unfortunately, the afternoon break showed that Cytaugh had a slight shoulder injury and therefore no longer participated in the second run. Very unfortunate because she was reasonably well classified.

The only remaining Dutch participant, Fiddich, was very good classified after the first course, at least one hound who kept the Dutch honour high.

 

In the afternoon, the Deerhounds had to run on a small, reasonably narrow terrain, where there was also a not so nice trail. All males were participating again but the number of bitches started was reduced to 16. One of these was cripple at the start but was happily so wise not to run, another bitch didn’t feel like it and didn’t start. And again, there was a fight again  between Untouchable and his partner Islay’s Little John and again he was not disqualified. Outrageous! Fiddich ran a formidable course and appeared to be in the first place at the award ceremony! Fantastic! Finally, after 9 years, the Netherlands again has a European coursing champion at the Deerhounds.   Next year is the EKC in Estonia, we are curious!

Deerhound Jahresausstellung and Pinkstercoursing to Tüttleben.

On May 19, Jl. The German Deerhound Jahresausstellung was held to Tüttleben. Since Simon has been providing the coursings in Tüttleben for years, this club has become our ' Home association '. For us so extra nice that the jacket was held here. As usual, the show was opened with the inmarch of the 80 reported Deerhounds. Our judge was Uli Prober, an Irish Wolfhounds breeder, born in Germany, who now lives in Ireland. Uli approved a very strict, something I did. Of the 80 reported Deerhounds there were 3 absent, 1 withdrawn (our Brandir there he limped), 33 got a U, 21 a ZG, 4 a G, the veterans were placed without qualification and the youngest were on one after a lot of promising. It was remarkable that the males were rated much lower than the bitches. Chidish and Brandir stood with 7 other males in the Championship class but we pulled Brandir back because he didn't run well. Only the first three got a U, also Chidish who became third.   Cytaugh stood in the Use dog class (5 reported, 1 absent) and won this. Vision stood in the open classroom and unfortunately got a ZG.     Best Male and BOB was Kilbourne Kaine to Oelmühle of Jürgen Rösner and best bitch Garamante or Bestmara of M. K from France. A bunch of beautiful hounds.                                   The day after was the Pinkstercoursing. There were 25 Deerhounds reported and 24 present. Vision was classified in the sixth course, but did not know. Cytaugh walked in Course 9 with Islay's Hollyhock but it was injured halfway. After the first circulation, Cytaugh was on a shared seventh place with 172 points. In The Second Circuit she walked with Islay's Hyra. Hyra got 175 points and Cytaugh 184. With this, Cytaugh finally came in fifth place. And at the awards ceremony, which is always a feast in Tüttleben, it appeared that Cytaugh had won the prize for beauty and performance!!!       What was I proud of her! After a year with a lot of fear and care for her foot, it turns out that all this effort was not for nothing. For the eighth time I took the "of the Scottish Highlands" Wanderpreis for the best Gebruikshound home and the since last year, for the Deerhound with the highest points number for Schönheit und Leistung, made available Quodlibet Drambui Trophy.      

Coursing in Wanlin, Belgium

Well, I forgot to mention that during the international coursing in Wanlin in Belgium, on 15 April JL. There were initially 10 Deerhounds reported. Unfortunately, Chidish fell off because of an injury to his foot. After the first turn, a French bitch fell off and a second French bitch held it for the second circulation. Cytaugh stood in fourth place and retained it after the second turn but she did get the CACBL and the CACIL! This allows them to start in the use dog classroom now!

Breed Show at Sutton Scotney

On Thursday 19 April, Sonja and I left with Vision, Chidish and Cytaugh in the direction of the Breed Show in England. When we arrived at ‘The Tunnel’, it turned out that our ticket was on a wrong date! That meant a new ticket for a lot of money! Fortunately we were able to take the same train and we had no delay. From Thursday on Friday we spent the night at Tanner Park Campsite, a delightfully quiet campsite with huge hiking opportunities south of London, a place to go more often. Friday morning we packed up everything again and left for Sutton Scotney where the wide Show was held this year. Arriving at the hotel and having parked the camper and having walked with the hounds, I went to the reading of Emily Dutton concerning the front rings in the field of heart research. A number of interesting announcements but also some exciting issues. Later I talked to Emily about this and I hope she will contact Andrea Vollmar in the near future, because of course it has a lot of information. I have promised to send some pedigrees and medical data from the hounds that I have had with heart problems. Saturday’s wide Show, Judge Tim Finney. It was exceptionally good weather, plenty of sunshine and it would be thick in the 20 degrees. So we looked for a nice spot under a large tree so that we were in the shade all day long. The Ringmaster, Chris Arthur, came to tell us that we had to move in there, he wanted to have the ‘ collecting ring ‘ there. After some talking back and forth and what to have been shoved we could happily stay there anyway.

 

Chidish was in the Open Class (11 reported – 2 absent) and was placed fifth. First became the beautiful French male infidel-et-Ram du Triple Bois by Madam Vinen. Which to my knowledge for the first time on a wide show in England is with her Deerhounds. A very surprise! Vision and Cytaugh were both in the very strong Open class (12 reported) and when the judge went to select he also chose Cytaugh. Normally 5 are placed but he had selected 6 and Cytaugh was placed sixth! Despite her geëzel. Hilarity everywhere.     Eventually, Infidel became best male and Hyndsight In your dreams of Hector Heathcote and Sue Finnett from the Limit class best bitch and BOB. For Sunday we had also registered our hounds in different classes. The judge was Mrs. Marie Bryce-Smith. To start all three in the ‘ Special coursing/Lure chasing dog or ‘ class (13 reported). Now, of course, we needed a third handler and we found the Council in Marjan. Cytaugh is not really the easiest but she was allowed to bring herself neatly by Marjan and was placed fifth. A whole surprise! Vision was even placed third!     Then had to Cytaugh and Chidish in the torque class (14 reported). Here I was expecting nothing from the Judge Chidish in the previous class, but expected to be second! This because of their similar gait work. We also reported Vision and Chidish in the ‘ Special not bred by Exhibitor ‘ class, but both were able to leave the ring undone.       Afterwards everything is packed again and left towards ‘ the Tunnel ‘. It turned out that this booking was not entirely correct, rather than for a motorhome there was a ‘ hígh vehicle ‘ booked. That meant paying back and because we were too late, we had to wait one and a half hours for our train. All in all, we were against Nines, tired but met, back home.

A few days Hermannsburg

At the beginning of March I was with the hounds again a few days with Sonja in Hermannsburg. The weather was variable and not as beautiful as previous years, but that didn't stop us from pulling out with the hounds. I've been able to make some nice pictures again.

 

(Just click on the picture to enlarge, they are also sharp)

 

Vision found that Cytaugh treated her too rough and put her in her place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

What was then taken over by Chidish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brandir kept a close eye on everything.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Even posing… But Bernice didn't see that and stepped out every time.

 

 

But… The Maintainer WINS!!!

 

 

 

Challenge and be attacked, they don't get enough of it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was again a few wonderful days!!

 

 

 

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