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June 3rd 

Yet another somewhat personal triumph in the Agility arena for

PACH Kamgaard Katch The Wave RAE MXP4 MXPB MJP5 MJPS PAX CGCA TKN ("Rogue")

Following an injury and having to be sidelined for months, he has come through his therapy and at his first trial back Qualified in Standard on Saturday with a first place and another Q on Sunday in JWW with a third place:

https://vimeo.com/340016971

Hats off to Christine Tilburg for your care and diligence!

June 1st 

While we love to hear of the many successes of our dogs in the conformation ring, we are equally enthusiastic over the accomplishments in other venues.  Both Agility and Barn Hunt present new challenges and bring out the natural instincts of our breed.

Working hard in several disciplines is young Kamgaard Kick Up Your Heels ("Skipper") with his owner-handler Mallory Golladay.  He has today earned his RATN (Novice) title in Barn Hunt at the Happy Feet K-9 Barn Hunt trial with a second place in his class under judge Donna Nisleit.

CongRATulations!!!

                                                                                                                      

May 26th 

There is just NO keeping this energizer bunny down!  At age 10+, "Grey" has amazed us yet again by winning her

MACH3 title!!!

at the Skyline Agility Club trials in Middletown, New York under judge Sandra Moody

Three happy smiles here and two videos to share:

1st run - JWW: https://www.dropbox.com/s/5t6n2kux75o9f1m/Clip%20%2339.mp4?dl=0

2nd run - Standard: https://www.dropbox.com/s/lhr9p89py0ruiaz/Clip%20%23179.mp4?dl=0

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Cheryl Cramer and

Ch. MACH3 Kamgaard Kovered In Grey MXC MJB2 OF T2B

We are SOOOOO proud of you both!!

May 18th - 19th 

It's always a special time of the year traveling to Virginia for the Norwegian Elkhound Club of the Potomac specialty show, but this year the club really pulled out all the stops for their 50th anniversary celebrations with two specialty shows on Saturday and a supported entry on Sunday.  It's sometimes hard to believe that more years ago than she would care to admit, Maggie judged this club's very first match show which enabled the club to become recognized... time flies!

Saturday's first specialty judged by Lisa Peterson ("Elvemel") produced exciting and consistent results. 

The newest member of the Specialty Best in Show Club is now RATCH Ch. Kamgaard Kodak Moment CD RA CGCA TKN ("Jack") who can add a few letters to the front of his name for a change!  He was proudly owner-handled by Marlene Schlichtig.  Litter sister SBIS GCh. Kamgaard Kintyre ("Marnie") was Best of Opposite Sex to Best of Breed and rounding out the family effort was Marnie's daughter, Kamgaard Kounterpoint ("Fiona") who was Winners Bitch from the Bred By Exhibitor class for her second Specialty 5 point major!!!

The second specialty on Saturday judged by Viki Lawton ("Vikiro") saw Marnie garnering another 5 Grand Champion points as Select Bitch as well as ten year old Kamgaard Kalypso King of Dandee ("Strykker") winning the Veteran Sweepstakes under Bob Lawton handled by owner Dee Roberts.

Lots of hospitality, lovely prizes, good food, raffles and a buffet dinner capped off Saturday's activities.

Sunday morning came early, but back to the show rounds for the NECPV's supported entry judged by Ms. Rita Walker ("Jantar") from Canada.  We have long admired the beautiful Borzoi this lady breeds and were happy to show to her for the very first time.  Again, much consistency in her placements and loved to watch her hands on dogs... they told the story!

Once again, Best of Breed went to Kodak Moment (pictured above) with litter sister Kintyre standing in the Select Bitch slot...but... inbetween them was young Kounterpoint as Best of Winners ably handled by Sue Ratz for her THIRD big 5 point major at just 16 months of age.  With this win, "Fiona" became our 175th bred or owned Ch. (pictured below) and we couldn't think of a better way to end a great week-end!!!

Tusen Takk NECPV!!!

May 17th 

What better day than Syttende Mai (Norwegian Independence Day) for an Elkhound to earn their first title?

Young Kamgaard Kick Up Your Heels ("Skipper") has been trying his paws in Barn Hunt with owner/handler Mallory Golladay and today achieved his RATI (instinct) title as well as two legs toward his RATN (Novice) title with a 1st and 3rd place in his class at the Happy Feet K-9 Barn Hunt Trial in Illinois under judge Donna Nisleit.

Good going for 10 months of age!

May 14th 

Two really lovely photos received recently from across the pond;  first a super natural shot of our 10 year old star, "Kobi" (SBIS American Grand/Canadian/UK Ch. Kamgaard Kut Above) taken by his co-owner/handler Stuart Horner

followed closely by the most adorable puppy shot of Kobi's young daughter "Vika" (to be named Skogly's Kamerican Vika pending approval from The Kennel Club (UK) taken by breeder/owner Annelise Haugstad

Quality begets quality!

May 10th 

This long overdue posting is being scribed with thanks having had a number of phone and email inquiries to ask if all was well as there had been no postings for an unusually long period.  The reason for this was two-fold;  firstly we experienced a very harsh winter combined with Sally's knee replacement surgery in January meant Maggie doing the bulk of the chores, thus little time for writing.  A couple older dogs with some health issues caused more concern and care time to add to an already busy schedule of shoveling, snow-blowings, trips to rehab, etc.  Secondly, the shows which were entered were "no shows" thanks to Mother Nature and her unrelenting shower of the white stuff.  Things are finally on the upswing and spring is finally arriving... AMEN!

The flag bearer for us during this time was dear "Kobi" (SBIS American Grand/Canadian/UK Ch. Kamgaard Kut Above) in the United Kingdom winning all of his Veteran classes at the following shows:

Norwegian Elkhound Club of Great Britain Contest of Champions (Robin Searle)

Crufts (Wendy Sharman - "Naraena")

Norwegian Elkhound Club of Great Britain Championship Show (Nev Simms - "Elverdal")

Hound Association of Scotland Championship Show (Rony Doedijins from the Netherlands)

Norwegian Elkhounds Association of Scotland Open Show (Colin Ashmore) with the following critique:

"10 year old presented and shown in lovely condition, lovely shape and outline, of nice size and proportions, good breed type, wedge shaped masculine head, dark overal expressive eyes, dark ears and foreface, deep chest and well ribbed, good front and rear angulation, straight front, tight well arched toes, strong short back, level firm topline, sound true movement and good rear drive.  Best Veteran Dog"

Many thanks to Stuart Horner for keeping him in excellent condition!

    

In late April came a happy messge from Cheryl Cramer to say that "Grey" (Ch. MACH2 Kamgaard Kovered In Grey MXC MJB2 OF T2B) had won her 18th QQ in agility toward her MACH3 title... two more to go!  AMAZING!!!

https://youtu.be/PKMCXlYHfsg

The first Saturday in May finally found us at a show at the favorite Bucks County Kennel Club in the rain!  A supported entry of the Garden State Norwegian Elkhound Club, judge Eddie Dziuk found his Reserve Winners Bitch in a major entry in Kamgaard Kounterpoint ("Fiona") and her dam SBIS GCh. Kamgaard Kintyre ("Marnie") going Best of Opposite Sex to Best of Breed for four more Grand Champion points toward her Bronze level.

January 1, 2019 

Wishing all of our Elkhound friends around the world a very healthy and happy New Year!


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