09 September 2016 – Our Dogs

What a busy few weeks we have had as exhibitors! The Scottish weekend with the Joint Club Champ Show then SKC following on close-up with Birmingham City Ch Show. And when you read these notes we will all be at Richmond Ch Show……phew!! Time for a rest! There has been some sadness over the last week for the Papillon fraternity with the news of the passing of Tom Stewart, husband to Kay Stewart (Tussalud) We send our love and support to both Kay and Kirsten (Stewart-Knight) at this sad time.

At the Scottish Pap Joint Championship Show our judge Marion Sloan had travelled over from Ireland. The committee had pulled out all the stops to make this a most enjoyable day. There was a very good canteen at this venue, where another breed club were also holding their show. Plenty of good parking and very easy to get into with the trolleys. A fabulous raffle and club stall ran by Liz Anderson, I couldn’t resist one her exquisitely painted fruit bowls, with the most charming Papillons and butterflies on it. I stayed the weekend at a marvellous B/B in Lanark ran by widower Margaret. The dogs were most welcome and she even looked after them so I could go out to dinner to the Inn On The Lock where dogs where also most welcome. If anyone wants details for next year just drop me a line. The results of the Scottish Show weekend are as follows with our two top males in the breed changing places from show to show. On the Saturday we had the Joint Papillon Clubs Championship Show held on the 27th August 2016 Hosted by The Papillon (Butterfly Dog) Club of Scotland, Lanark. Judge: Marian Sloane (Austrene) Best In Show DCC went to Irene and Glenn’s CH Gleniren Shootin Starmaker Sunshoo Res Best In Show RDCC was Joe and Kevin’s CH Rozamie Dream Lover Best Opposite Sex BCC went to a very happy Ann Borg’s Petress Dark and Daring JW (her third and Champion title subject to KC approval) Best Puppy In Show was Mary and Ted’s Amicae Hugs & Kisses

Best Veteran CH Papplewick Pretty In Pink JW ShCM Best Phalene In Show IR CH Siljans Star Delight Connection With Pepeke. Best Junior Handler was won by a mini replica of Joe in his son Issac Magri-Arrowsmith. Then on the Sunday it was the Scottish Kennel Club Championship Show 28 August 2016. Our Judge once more was a breed specialist. Miss K Anderson. The Toy Group Judge was Mr K S Wilberg (Kanix) who also had the honour of judging BIS. BEST OF BREED & TOY GROUP 2 went this time to Joe MAGRI, & Kevin ARROWSMITH Ch Rozamie Dream Lover.
Best Puppy went to Tom and Jenny’s (ISHERWOOD & SCOVEL) Afterglow Sunny Spell Dog CC : (MAGRI, Mr J A & ARROWSMITH Mr K N) Ch Rozamie Dream Lover Res Dog CC was Wendy’s (WATERS Miss W) Sweetbriar Sticks An Stones JW Bitch CC, Susan’s (DEAMER Mrs S) Grinsdales Sweet Caroline At Bankshill. Res Bitch CC handled by Caroline Lee Slater and bred by Sue, their (VICTOR Mrs S) Ch Lafford Kandy Floss JW. We had a few days at home then we were off to The City Of Birmingham Championship Show held on Friday 2nd September 2016. Once more we had an experienced breed specialist as our Judge in Lynda Woodrow (Lynflyer). This time it was lovely to only have to drive 30 minutes to the show. The traffic was calm and the officials at the entrance once more made getting into the show easy and pleasant. I did find the heavy black walls in the hall a bit oppressive, but the organisers had the large doors open to the ceiling height so we had a good breeze and light by our ring. Many exhibitors were complaining of headaches and feeling sick. It is amazing what colours can do to your senses. The judge went over the dogs in a very calm and sensitive manner and I didn’t see one dog take exception to being handled on the table. Our Toy Group Judge was Mrs S Saxby and as the show was near to home and not wanting to get into the Friday traffic mayhem, I stayed to watch the group, were this time it was Travis turn to go Group 2.

Lynda’s principle winners were BEST OF BREED & TOY GROUP 2: Irene and Glenn’s (ROBB Mrs I & Mr G) Ch Gleniren Shootin Starmaker Sunshoo
Best Puppy & PUPPY TOY GROUP 2 Ton and Jenny’s (ISHERWOOD & SCOVEL) Afterglow Sunny Spell
Best Veteran Jayne and Sandra’s (THOMPSON, Mrs J & AUSTIN Mrs S) Jhanakia Highland Destiny
Dog CC as before (ROBB Mrs I & Mr G) Ch Gleniren Shootin Starmaker Sunshoo
Res Dog CC Joe and my (MAGRI, Mr J A & FORTH Ms A) Petitchiens Truth Or Dare Rozamie Bitch CC taking her 11th CC my (FORTH Ms A) Ch Omegaville Make Me A Petitchien Res Bitch CC handled by Caroline Lee Slater bred by Sue (VICTOR Mrs S) Ch Lafford Kandy Floss JW.

Our next show held once more on a Friday is Richmond Championship Show, safe journey and see you all there.

Alexandra Forth