03 August 2018

It is with great sadness that I bring the news of Jimmy Simpson’s (Penang) passing. Jimmy and his lovely wife Dorothy were the life and blood of Northern & Eastern Counties Papillon Club and steered the club from the conception playing a huge part in making the club the success it is today.

Jimmy and his successful kennel Penang for Papillon’s and Peke’s were a force to be reckoned with, making many champions up along the way. In next weeks edition with the help of friends and colleagues I will talk further about the illustrious doggie career Jimmy and Dorothy formed together. Jimmy’s funeral will be a celebration of his life and was on Wednesday 1st August at the Pontefract Crematorium.

For the open shows once again Papillon exhibitors were flying the flag high. At Southampton and DCA held in the lovely setting of the Royal Victoria Country Park, next to the Southampton waters Pat Munn had a fabulous day. Ringlands Timeless Gift , won BOB under Mr. Jon Caton, (Hendrix ) and then going on to win TGP1 under Bethan Evans(Citegan). Pat also kept up the winning results by winning the Agnes Quinn Memorial Open stakes Class under Mr. Mervyn Evans (Citegan). A Ringland puppy, Ringlands Oliver Twist took BPIB with his new owner Jean Ockenden and then went on the take TPGP3. I call that a pretty good day at the office, congratulations to you all on a super day.

Steve and Karen Maskell continued their winning ways with their youngster Kazkell Milo’s Dream. At York CA under Terry Holgate she took BOB and TGP3 and also took her seventh Toy Puppy Group win. She then went on to win the ultimate award of BPIS under Mr Tom Mather (Barkalots). Karen and Steve that is some record to be proud of. The week previous she had gained her final point at just ten months six days old so she now will be known as Kazkell Milo’s Dream JW. Angela Skelton the little ones breeder must be bursting at the seams and must be proud of her sire CH Adnamashan one in a Million JW SHcm.

Mandy, Dave and Callum Thornton also had a lovely weekend firstly at Cheviot & Berwick show where Collness Kiss N Tell Shevid took BOB and TGP2 the judge was judge Mr John Goodwin (Diggle/Serendel). Then at the Sunderland show Collness Kiss N Tell took BOB and TGP3 under judge, Mr Robert Hitchcock (Bobitch).

Hazel Malcolm was at Wiveliscombe and DCS and had the long journey of four miles to travel, that has to be a bonus. The Judge for Papillons and the Toy Group was Miss A.A. Coull (Vardenais). Feorlig It Must Have Been Love took BOB and TGP1 and then on the return journey the next day went on to RBIS under Sue Pocock (Fromebank). What a good day you had Hazel, very well done.

I will be talking about the Northern & Eastern Counties Papillon Clubs Championship Show next week along with Leeds Championship Show. Wendy Walters the secretary of the N&ECP club was thrilled to bits with their entry of 196 entries and 14 NFC. As always offering a complimentary tea or coffee on arrival for all exhibitors. Their Special Classes were well supported as was the Junior and Adult handling. The puppy walk was in double figures and each participant received a Handmade gift by Fifi. Hebadoon Fine Art designed the winner’s prizes and very nice they looked too. I am sure Jimmy Simpson will be sporting a broad grin and supervising his beloved club from a higher stage, than Brodsworth.

News has come in that the entries for the World Show in Amsterdam for our breed is 67 for Papillons and 63 for Phalenes. Good luck to all those in whatever breed you are representing if you are attending the show.