09 August 2019 Breed Notes

The sunshine has arrived again and what a difference it makes, ice creams a plenty and long may it continue. How the UK weather changes its mind in a blink of an eye, just days before Leeds Championship Show the weather was glorious with the sun hitting and baking the flags. I believe the day before Toy day it was just too hot to handle. Come Toy Day and the story was a very different scene. Exhibitors experienced heavy torrential rain and extremely cold. I watched a video of the rain cascading like a waterfall off the tents; apparently this went on all day nonstop. Carolyn was judging ETT’s and she said by the completion of judging her fingers were so cold she had trouble writing the challenge certificates. So I guess it was wellies to the fore. Perhaps I drew the winning straw this time by staying at home, doggy sitting!

On days like this my heart goes out to the trade stands who put so much work into erecting the stands, I hope that the dry days for the show made up tenfold. No one wants to walk around in the pouring rain.

Breed Specialist Ken Fulton was at the helm of the Papillon judging and found his principal winners to be as follows. DCC/BOB Caroline Lee-Slater/ Kewley’s Magic Sunrise Ace Ventura (Imp), BP Mary Whitehill’s Papmar Moonlight Missabeat, BV Chris Anderson’s Hilsorg Marks Amelia At Pappretty, Special Beginner sMs L Cox’s Tarnock Ruffles for Temelora. BCC A triumphant third cc for Jill Varley with Ambre Dore Beata Bea At Coxleyview (Imp) JW, many congratulations. RDCC Mandy and Callum Thornton’s Milbu Ciciobello At Shevid Jw (Imp Lva) and RBCC Karen Maskell’s Kazkell Milo’s Dream JW.

The following day it was to be The Northern Eastern Counties Papillon Club Championship Show. Next week I will give you the full results and all that went on during this well organised show. For now here are the principal winners. The judges were Gary Thomas dogs and Mary Whitehill bitches. BIS/ DCC Caroline Lee- Slater and Kewley’s Magic Sunrise Ace Ventura (imp), RBIS/BOS Kirsty Miller and Evan Ryan’s CH Feorlig Wake up Maggie, BPIS Irene and Glenn Robb’s Gleniren Who’s Your Daddy, BVIS Kay Stewart and Kirsten Stewart-Knight’s CH Denemore Story’s Echo At Tussalud  and lastly BPHIS Queenie Bruce’s Tijuana Mayhem.

It is always a joy when you have a show on the doorstep, just was the case for Hazel Malcolm living only a eight minute drive from Wiveliscombe and District Canine Society Open Show held at Oake Village Hall and Lawns. The Judge for all Toys and Toy Group was R. Fitzgerald (Jumara) and for BIS was Nicky Mackie (Hawksflight). Her veteran Petitchiens Moon Beam took a respectable 2nd in the AV veteran class putting him now on 17 Veteran Warrant points. Then her Feorlig It Must’ve Been Love took RBOB and Best RBOB in Toy Group. Also at the show were Susie and Margaret Orchard and they had a super day with Ringland Yoko’s Solo at Panspayon ShCM taking Best of Breed, and TGP1 under judge Robert Fitzgerald. Kirsty Wells took BP and TPGP2 with Metamorphic Vista, and Best Veteran in Group, and Reserve Best Veteran in Show with Ch Metamorphic Delivered. What a good day for the Papillons, congratulations to you all.

Ted Whitehill secretary of the Breed Council has asked for you to take note of the following; Judging appointment system. The way in which judging appointments are dealt with for breed shows as of 2020 has had to be modified in view of the Judges Competency Framework (JCF) having been put on hold while a review is carried out, the Kennel Club has announced. Until further notice, the Kennel Club has removed the requirement for all judges to have met JCF Level 1 or above or be on a B list or above in order to be able to judge from 1 January 2020.

Show societies are also instructed that, during this interim period, future appointments should be offered based on the current criteria only, ie the traditional system involving judging lists, the number of dogs a judge has judged etc.

Due to the review, all judging appointments contracted on the presumption that judges would be on JCF Level 2 will be honoured. This is for judging contracts signed by 21 May 2019, the date of the Kennel Club AGM where it was resolved that a review of the JCF would take place.

Judges who fit into the above category will be entitled to officiate over an unlimited number of classes of the relevant breed. Championship shows are also asked that questionnaires be submitted for forthcoming CC appointments until further notice. Any queries regarding the appointment of judges should be directed to jcf@thekennelclub.org.uk.

Jane Paradise has messaged me with the next show for the Three Counties Pekingese & Cavalier Society (Toy Breed Open Show) which is on the 26th October 2019 at Peopleton Village Hall, Worcestershire. Classes are scheduled for CKCS, Pekingese, KCS, Japanese Chins, Papillon, ETT, AVNSC, and Import Register.There will be lots of rosettes and Trophies to keep.

Online schedules can be downloaded, and online entries can be made on Fosse Data. Please follow this link http://www.fossedata.co.uk/show_schedules/schedule.aspx?id=TCPC_OCT_19 If you require a printed schedule, or if you have any questions,  please contact the Secretary, Sue Webber  –  email sunsante1@yahoo.com , schedules will also be available at some shows between now and the closing date.

Enjoy the sunshine and those on holiday in their caravans and motorhomes enjoy and have fun.