Come on summer, you have to be there somewhere. A cold day at Malvern for WELKS Championship Show, what a blessing it was for the Papillon exhibitors as the Papillons were judged in the Severne Hall, where everyone was snug as a bug. For those that were showing outside they certainly needed thermals.
Mr Tony Allcock MBE was judging the breed and arrived smartly attired and ready for the day ahead. The dogs were handled in a kind and sympathetic manner and the ring was large enough for all of those that were showing. A number of dogs, not only in our breed had an issue that the lighting caused shadows on the floor and were put off greatly, one exhibitor, not in our breed withdrew her youngster because she didn’t want her puppy to have an issue at future shows. Coupled with the black tape across the flooring it made in some cases gave an aspect of ‘double trouble’. Good array of trade stands to browse if you wanted to brave the cold.
The principal winners for the day were as follows: Both the DCC and BCC were first time winners. A delighted Sue and Jon Caton took the DCC / BOB with their import Never Let Me Go Forussi at Henrix (imp Pol) and an equally delighted Pat Cox for the BCC with Tricianbri Tuppence a Kiss. BP was Dee Olaf’s Tarnock Runaway Ruby who also took her name and ran away with the Special Beginners In Show award under Keith Nathan. Many congratulations.
For the reserves the RDCC was David and Hazel Malcolm’s Feorlig It Must’ve been Love and the RBCC Tom Isherwood and Jenny Scovell’s Stagedoor Barbie.
Congratulations to everyone either taking a principal award or coming in the cards.