01 July 2022 Breed Notes

Malvern is a lovely part of the country the journey when nearing the venue is quite spectacular with beautiful quaint little villages. The Three Counties Championship Show is held at the Three Counties Showground. Toy day was on a Thursday, which always seems strange and for me I spend the rest of the week confusing which day it actually is.

Early conversation between everyone was the delight in seeing Mary and Ted Whitehill attending the show. On their journey down to the previous Southern Counties show with the car and caravan disaster struck. One of the caravan tyres had a blowout and sparks set the caravan alight. They were on a smart motorway so this didn’t make things easy and it must have been very scary. However Superman Ted donned his lycra and managed to unhitch the car from the caravan. Not an easy task in the dark but Teds first thought would have been the dogs safety in the car. Thankfully he managed to get the car a safe distance away before the caravan burst into flames and was reduced to a cinder. Mary also had the difficult task of crawling under the barrier as Ted handed her the dogs. The motorway was closed in both direction for two hours whilst this was all going on to give you a scale of the emergency, even a TV crew were there to film the incident. Thankfully everyone was safe, a little bit sooty from the fumes, no change of clothes – but most importantly safe. Well done both of you for dealing with a nightmare situation.

On arrival at the Three Counties showground the weather looked promising with everyone using the outside space around the Papillon ring. But as the day wore on the rain ascended and the bitch classes was taken inside the hall. Which was a shame as the halls are not the most scenic for someone even with a vivid imagination!
The Papillon judge for this show was the well respected toy specialist Mr Nigel Marsh who arrived promptly on time looking smart and ready for the day ahead of him. The stewards were also ready to assist in making the day smooth running as there was a good entry of Papillons and Phalenes. Mr Marsh went over the dogs in a gentle, kind sympathetic manner always making sure the dogs and exhibitors were comfortable and happy.
The principal winners for the show were as follows: DCC/ BOB/ TGP1 A very excited Irene and Glenn Robb with CH Gleniren Who’s Your Daddy. The Toy Group judge was Mrs Raye Parry. Jenson also won the Ch Stakes day heat under Vannessa Williams Wegmann. Returning on the last day to take the runner up spot with the beautiful Standard poodle going through to the final. BCC/ BPIB/ TPGP1 Gleniren Daddy’s Starmaker . The Toy Puppy Group was Mrs Raye Parry. What a truly magical day and a show we will certainly remember.
Best Veteran was Susie and Margaret Orchards Ringland Yoko’s Solo At Panspayon Sh.CM ShCEx VW, Susie and Margaret also took the RBCC with Ch Panspayon Jewel Of The Nile. Well done on a super show for you both. RDCC was Kirsty and Evan Ryan and Kathleen Roosen’s U Knock Me Off My Feet Daydream Believers with Feorlig.
Congratulations to everyone who went home with a placement card or achieved what they set out to do.

So, the next show is Border Union in Kelso. It is long trek for many exhibitors from the South but an easier one for the Scottish exhibitors who endure week after week of so many hours travelling to the shows. The Scottish folk need a badge of merit for their commitment.

Take care going to the shows and most of all enjoy every minute, after all it is our hobby.