Greyhounds

Int. Ch. Guld, b. 1966, dam of more than 20 champions. One of the world's most influential brood bitches. Owned by Ann Gustafsson, Gulds Greyhounds, Sweden. Bred by Göran Bodegård & Bo Bengtson.

Bohem Capriole, b. 1972, full sister to 8 champions, dam of a Crufts BOB winner in England, a Res. BIS winner in Norway, a Group winner in Sweden and an addition champion in the U.S. Owned by Dagmar Kenis Pordham, Solstrand Greyhounds, England. Bred by Göran Bodegård & Bo Bengtson.

The Greyhound involvement was of major importance internationally. In partnership with Dr. Göran Bodegård, later an FCI international all-breeds judge, Bo leased the beautiful red bitch Sobers Nugget from Astrid Jonsson (grandmother of Bitte Ahrens Primavera, the current holder of the Sobers prefix). The idea was to breed her to the BIS winner Int. Ch. Gullfreds Frack à la Fredrik, but he was not co-operative and instead Nugget was bred to the same owner's unshown particolor dog, registered simply as Whispering. Behind both dogs was a solid line-up of the best British Treetops blood, however.

The litter (which could not be registered with any kennel name, according to Swedish KC rules, due to the co-breeding) contained three champions, of which Int. Ch. Guld (b. 1966) proved to be by far the most influential. One of the world's top producing Greyhound bitches ever, Guld founded her owner Ann Gustafsson's kennel of the same name and produced more than 20 champions, including several in the U.S. (Whether this is a world record is unknown, but it might well be.)

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Int. Ch. Piruett

b. 1972,  multiple Best-in-Show winner, Top Bitch of all breeds in Sweden 1974.

By Int. Ch. Crosswolla Nova x Int. & UK Ch. Gulds Black & White Lady

Bred by Göran Bodegård & Bo Bengtson

Owned and shown by Birgitha Runmarker

 

For Bohem, the most important of all Guld's offspring was her daughter Int. & UK Ch. Black & White Lady (b. 1969), to whose name the Gulds prefix was added when she was already an adult show winner. Lady spent her early years at Bohem and was handled by Bo to a large number of wins. In 1973 she went to England to stay with Terry Thorn in the U.K. (Terry was then still mostly known for his Tahawi Salukis. He later became an international all-breeds judge and was prior to his death deeply involved in the Kennel Club and Crufts.)

Shown only four times by Terry, Lady won three CCs and was the first Greyhound from abroad ever to win the champion title in the U.K. She was shown once by Bo during her stay in England, winning an Any Variety Hound class at Peterborough championship show.

Int. & UK Ch. Gulds Black & White Lady, shown in England by Bo. Lady was born in 1969, sired by Int. Ch. Black Diamond of Pink Sunshine x Int. Ch. Guld. She was bred by Ann Gustafsson and during most of her show career owned and shown by Bo Bengtson.

Lady was BOB or BOS every time shown except once up to 1976, when as a veteran she crowned her career by winning the Group and Res. BIS at the large FCI international Stockholm show in December, handled by Bo. 

    Lady was the dam of one litter that was co-bred by Bohem with Dr. Bodegård. Among the six champion produced was Int. Ch. Piruett, BIS at both the FCI international shows in Gothenburg and Stockholm (where her dam won Res. BIS), owner-handled by Birgitha Runmarker. A repeat litter, bred solely by Bohem, yielded another two champions, while Piruett's litter sister Bohem Capriole, who had gone to the Solstrand kennel in the U.K., was generously leased to Bo by Dagmar Kenis Pordham for a litter sired by the great Crufts Group winner Ch. Shalfleet Sir Lancelot. (Lady had been bred to him prior to her return to Bohem in Sweden but did not have any puppies.) Capriole's litter included three beautiful champions, one in the U.S. and another, Int. Ch. Bohem Mayfair Lady, a Group winner, Res. BIS at an FCI international show and champion producer in Norway.

Capriole (alias "Ladybug") in a later litter, bred by her owner in England, produced a Crufts BOB winner, Ch. Solstrand Pall Mall of Exhurst. By that time, however, Bo had already moved to the U.S. and Lady's last years were spent in retirement with Sven Eklöf in Sweden.