Breeding Test (Ankörung) – Saturday 12th October

Norton Lindsey, Warwickshire, CV35 8JQ

If you are interested in breeding from your dog or in your dog becoming a stud dog then there are three parts to the testing. The health tests, a character test and a test of conformation to breed standard. The health tests we can guide you through but require veterinary bookings with appropriate specialists. The character and conformation tests are run by the Club and have to be passed in order for your dog to be given Club
approval for breeding. This is entirely modelled on the Swiss system and is designed to ensure that the breed remains fit for purpose, true to breed type and of good character going forward.

We offer the character and conformation tests twice a year in Spring and early Autumn, with the next one being on Saturday 12th October. To be entered for the Club Breeding Test your dog must be at least 18 months of age at the time of the test. The entry form must be returned and payment for the test made to the Club account by Thursday 12th September latest. The test will only run if we have entries and so that those running the tests have sufficient notice whether the test will be going ahead or not late entries will not be possible. The next test after this will be in Spring 2025 so bear this in mind if you are thinking of breeding from your dog and wanting to plan timings of when a first litter might take place.

Please email rosjkind@gmail.com for more information and an entry form.

Breeding Test (Ankörung) – Saturday 27th April

Norton Lindsey, Warwickshire, CV35 8JQ

If you are interested in breeding from your dog or in your dog becoming a stud dog then there are three parts to the testing. The health tests, a character test and a test of conformation to breed standard. The health tests we can guide you through but require veterinary bookings with appropriate specialists. The character and conformation tests are run by the Club and have to be passed in order for your dog to be given Club
approval for breeding. This is entirely modelled on the Swiss system and is designed to ensure that the breed remains fit for purpose, true to breed type and of good character going forward.

We offer the character and conformation tests twice a year in Spring and early Autumn, with the next one being on Saturday 27th April. To be entered for the Club Breeding Test your dog must be at least 18 months of age at the time of the test. The entry form must be returned and payment for the test made to the Club account by Thursday 28th March latest. The test will only run if we have entries and so that those running the tests have sufficient notice whether the test will be going ahead or not late entries will not be possible. The next test after this will be in September 2024 so bear this in mind if you are thinking of breeding from your dog and wanting to plan timings of when a first litter might take place.

Please email rosjkind@gmail.com for more information and an entry form.

Breeding Test (Ankörung) – Saturday 16th September

Norton Lindsey, Warwickshire, CV35 8JQ

If you are interested in breeding from your dog or in your dog becoming a stud dog then there are three parts to the testing. The health tests, a character test and a test of conformation to breed standard. The health tests we can guide you through but require veterinary bookings with appropriate specialists. The character and conformation tests are run by the Club and have to be passed in order for your dog to be given Club
approval for breeding. This is entirely modelled on the Swiss system and is designed to ensure that the breed remains fit for purpose, true to breed type and of good character going forward.

We offer the character and conformation tests twice a year in May and September, with the next one being on Saturday 16th September 2023. To be entered for the Club Breeding Test your dog must be at least 18 months of age at the time of the test. The entry form which must be returned and payment for the test made to the Club account by Friday 18th August latest. The test will only run if we have entries and so that those running the tests have sufficient notice whether the test will be going ahead or not late entries will not be possible. The next test after this will be in May 2024 so bear this in mind if you are thinking of breeding from your dog and wanting to plan timings of when a first litter might take place.

If you want to know more of what is involved then please speak to Ros, Robyn, Sarah or your dog’s breeder and we can go through this in detail. We can also provide links to videos of previous tests and advice sheets to help you prepare and understand what your dog will undertake.

For those of you who do not wish to breed from your dog but who would like to either help or see what the tests entail, please email rosjkind@gmail.com so that wecan provide you with details. We do need a few helpers to assist with the character testing.

Entlebucher walks, rearranged fun days, and breeding tests

Please join us for a walk at the Lickey Hills Country Park on Saturday October 29th. We will be meeting outside the visitor centre at 2pm. The full address is Lickey Hills Country Park, Warren Lane, Rednal, Birmingham, B45 8ER. Please let us know on our Facebook Page if you will be joining us.

If you can’t make that date, or it’s a bit too far from home, we are running a Christmas walk at the start of December in the London area. Keep a look out for more details here and on our Facebook page.

We are also running our postponed Agility Fun Day on April 22nd 2023 in Ryslip. More details to follow..

2022 Ankörung

On 4 September 2022, the Club held its first full Ankörung since the start of the Pandemic. Despite the weather forecast, the rain stayed away and three Entlebuchers were put through their paces. We’re pleased to report that Betty (Top Notch z Zamkowego Grodu at Waldershelf), Groot (SwissDawn Bliss) and Hollie (Skyeannroos Ascona) all passed with flying colours. Thank you to Emily and Phillip English, Michelle and James Flint and Sian and Darren Baynton for putting such wonderful examples of our breed forward for the test.

Thanks also to Rosemary Kind, Robyn Burnett, Mark and Sheila Leighton, Lynn and David Gibbins, Sarah Fulker and Michelle Howarth, not forgetting Polly, Dotty, Salvo, Izzy, Wilma, Shadow, Ari and Georgia, for helping to make the day such a great success.

CaicosRoos C litter has arrived!

We are delighted to announce the safe arrival of CaicosRoos C litter yesterday – two little boys, Charlie Chaplin and Capella, and three little girls, Cup Cake, Coralie and Camille. Mum and puppies are all doing well. Congratulations to the proud parents, Babeli CaicosRoos and Ron (John Snow d’Isolagerre)!

A special delivery!

A couple of months ago, Sybil (Eroica vom Rickental) took a short holiday in Cornwall, where she had a bit of a holiday romance with the handsome Leo (Torfheide D’Artagnan)! Today, Sybil gave birth to a beautiful little girl puppy and we’d like to congratulate the proud parents on her safe arrival. Pup is from Skyeannroos kennel and is yet to be named, but we think you’ll all agree that she is absolutely gorgeous!

The patter of tiny paws …

We’re please to let you know that the Club has had two matings recently. Sybil and Leo had a romantic encounter in Cornwall a few weeks ago, and Izzy and Bandet (pictured below) got together in the South East over the weekend. Everything seemed to go well for both couples, so we are keeping our fingers crossed for the patter of tiny paws in mid November and again in early December. Further pupdates to follow!