Summer rained away and fall disappeared too
quickly. Dad has as usual been hunting a lot and Iso continued with
tracking exercise. Not to withstand tracking tests, however, but for use
in the "real" life. Not "stamps" a wounded animal fine blood traces in
the real world ... no, sometimes no blood trail at all, but small lung
damage high up in the bushes, or the contents of a very bad bellyshot
which unfortunately occurs.
Twice a year, spring and fall, the Dutch breed
has Fokkerday. Earlier this year litters with mother and father animal
undergo a kind of exhibition of judges, which is similar to our breeders
breed- specialists. Careful examination of each dog, as quality is
assessed, and the most promising - both group and individual subjects, a
special note of it, for future breeding. Moreover, it is a dog parade -
why now only males to be presented? I would love to see a femaleparade
We thought we were housed in small cottages, like we are used to the dog evan arrangement like in Sälen or Herrfallet., Sweden.To our surprise, there was a large mansion-like building with wings. Here was a large restaurant and conference halls, of which we used a smaller one throughout Friday.
In the large sports hall in the nearby town of Zutphen went Fokker Day held on Saturday
So many people and dogs - hard to keep track of who was who. A little surprised I was that the tails were as big a problem here at home with us. Especially the males wore them incorrectly over the back maybe in their attempts to impress, but never the less disturbing to the eye. Here are a few pictures of dogs:
I have always been intrigued by the brown and
white, which may be due to my "long and faithful service" with
Münsterländer - where only the color combination exists - ignoring brown
roan. The copies I visited seemed to have slightly different fur quality
than the black and white. The brown and white is far below the number of
black and white - clearly.
Towards the end of the day, I saw a breeder with black roan puppies.In my eyes they looked like Grosser Münsterländer, which has just that colour.. Although there are black and white with very black "spots" this felt strange. The breeder, who also recognized me from the year before looked at my facial expression that I was questioning. So he talked about this color called "Blue" within Stabijhûn - oh well, where you can see how little I knew! He openedup the fur and showed the difference, as well as other breeders explained to me. I wish I had a picture of the whole litter .....
However, the orange and white colour as before
been on a few, seem to be extinct. A man had several years ago heard of
a dog, which he happily went to witness as a "the miracle". Well, he did
- but it showed that the male was castrated!
Now it was time - to change
destination for the future. After having been faithful to Germany for
many years, thanks Kleine Münsterländer, it will now be the Netherlands.
In this country, I have only been twice before. As a young girl with my
mother and father - a spring on a so-called "tulip journey", which was
not surprising with a father who was a gardener. In addition, on a
school trip as a teacher with teenagers. It was at the time when you
were young, strong, and with little need for sleep ...
Once in Holland we got food
at "Helen's special Gerrit" before we took the little house in the
countryside, where we lived. Outside Gerrits house appeared several
Stabijhoun - hm, either pure or with registration papers, we were told.
Once on the exhibition we
greeted other Swedes being there.. Judge for the day was Diana Striegel,
who seemed to like the"easier" type, and said she was a bit disappointed
with the quality. The winner was two Dutch dogs, but she was very fond
of Ingela Rälgs kennel Silverslätten with her Junior: Silverslättens
Madeira Boyke S38292/2010 van and looked long and hard on this little
young girl, before she finally placed her No. 2. A given Swedish
dividend: a dog from kennel Häromi's: This time it was multititlade
Häromi's the James Bond of Duke S17714/2002, who took home the biggest
trophy: the European Winner - Veterans! Unfortunately, I did not get a
good picture of him. Congratulations to you both!
The following is to be translated later on!
For the first time, but certainly not the last, I have the pleasure to introduce a so-called guestwriter on my website. The idea was of course that I and Isolde would have been there, but alas – it didn’t work out. Here follows Helena's commentary from the weekend. Helena is a member of FAC beside me. Photos are contributed by her and Torun. Obviously it was a success, and got appetite for training, so we will meet again. - next year!
We gathered 9.00 out of breath, but I came in time. We introduced ourselves Torun asked, what our dogs could about retrieving, trailing trails and water. Then it was up to evidence and, as we owner had told. Suddenly the dogs could nothing of what we had said… Was it too much new to watch as horses, rabbits or other dogs? After a while the dogs were adapted and it went better. Torun went around and gave tips and advice how to proceed in order to retrieve. Some would be more specific to their second dog, some hadn’t trained their dogs from early age. When everyone felt satisfied or fairly satisfied, we continued to the forest to do tracking, either with birds or rabbits. As Torun is living on a farm, with no neighbours and breeding Münsterländer herself, she has a huge amount of wild rabbits…. everywhere… to train dogs for stopsignals.
Torun pulled short tracks to concentrate on the
dog to retrieve the bird For some dogs retrieving went very good not all
of them though It took some time before the dog with very positive
jacking took the bird. Many dogs were tired when it was time for lunch.
Tired and satisfied we went back to Torun and ate
a good dinner, which consisted of salad Åsa had made. During the meal we
talked about the day and how we wanted to go back to work the next day.
After sleeping in a warm house, it was time for the morning assemblance
. We started with passivity training and contact exercises A useful
exercise for all dogs! Training in order to be calm and quiet is
especially important for our lively dogs, who easily get up in heat and
/Helena & Frippe
So it was finally time to
meet for training that for me so unknown breed. What fun You have
together with dog people! Liberating to completely unprejudiced new
friends, where you must look at what level master and dogs are and work
together - forward! Have you been involved with dogs for several years,
even have an education for beeing an instructtor for dogs at least I had
some thoughts of how dogs usually behave…. But this is an unusual
thinking breed! One thing that surprised me was the silence. Although
many dogs unknown to eachother and the bootcovers wide open there was no
That at the beginning of retrieving learning put the object in the right way, with little support under the chin and praise at the right time - not the major problem, at least not for the four-legged. The goal is of course to get the commando without any doubt;, carrying and deliverance in all situations, whatever the object is. There were both dummies as birds and rabbits. A lot of training remains for some ekipage!
A familiar name to me was the Stabijowner "Titti", we had several common memories thanks to the club of German Pointers.. By the way her husband still hunts with that breed. Ha-ha, said “Titti”- wondering just what her husband would say, when Cantra gallantly walked the track with the bird in her mouth. In the beginning was the owner : aid in line - fully permitted in youth class incidentally. Just look at the passion for water below - a clear 5 in certificate, where we actually just need a 4.
I will end this with a beautiful portrait of "”Frippe” - one of my absolute favorites, which I have met most times by now, as the owner works with me in FAC. I think Helena was really happy and proud, because Frippe have not liked crryung wild animals before. Obedience Retrieving (in harsher terms: forced retrieving) says the "seasoned" with a sigh. Yes, yes, I say this with experience from all other pointing dogs and gundogs. But recently started Stabijhoun and now knowing that they are completely different! You don’t receive good things with force, but with consistently behaviour. All of a sudden “Frippe” find it nice to carry!
Detta viktiga år för vår i Sverige relativt nya ras är tänkt att bli ett spännande år.
Visser- ligen föddes den första kullen ett par år tidigare, men specialklubben firar i år sitt 10:e år.
Många aktiviteter kommer att finnas – datum för dessa hittar Ni på klubbens
hem- sida www.stabyhounklubben.se,
dels på startsidan, dels under fliken Agenda. Varför inte Agility, ringträning etc. har några frågat. Skk’s lokalavdelningar samt SBK finns
re- presenterat i stora delar av landet – där är vi välkomna, så varför konkurrera med dem, som är så stora organisationsmässigt?
Rasen har fått sin första jaktprovsmeriterade hund: S 52277/2006 Livsgnistans Geira
(e: Bijke v d Gerichtburg Hoeve u: Svanefjordens Chantal)! Ägare o uppfödare är
Karin Eriksson, Malung. Geira klarade eftersöksgrenarna samt nu också fältdelen!
Domare var Birger Knutsson. Varma gratulationer till en stor bedrift!
När en ny ras dyker upp i Sverige, brukar det dröja många år, innan en egen rasklubb
kan bildas. Visserligen ligger denna under ”paraplyet” SKF, övriga kontinentala
ståen- de fågelhundar – men har dock en egen aktiv klubb. Starkt gjort, tycker jag.
Även lekfulla tävlingar fanns med på programmet liksom med mer allvar i blicken, när det gällde officiella prov i form av viltspårprov samt eftersöksgrenarna lika SVK´s.
Holländska gäster kom till Sälen. De gav oss träningstips samt hur diplomutdelning
fun- gerar i rasens hemland. Dessutom avslutades lördagen med utställning. Domare var
Mr. Jan Andringa från Holland.