With the New Year commenced and up and running from the starter blocks the Top Dog Awards for 2016 have been announced. What a good year for our breed with two Papillons appearing in the Top Ten All Breed listing. Firstly, I would like to say a huge congratulations to Charley Donaldson and Hazel (Ch Nothing Compared To You at Crosscop) the Whippet for taking the #1 spot of Top Dog All Breeds 2016, sponsored by DOG WORLD and Arden Grange. Glenn and I have been rooting for you all the way, we are so thrilled for you. Savour this moment Charley, it will stay with you forever, I know when Travis took the title in 2015 it was a magic moment beyond dreams and several pinches later, the reality dawned. Hazel is owned by Leigh Morris, George Waddell and Charley Donalson and bred by Diane Barnard.
We are so proud of our very own Travis (Ch Gleniren Shootin Starmaker Sunshoo) after heading this award in 2015 taking the 4th spot in the Top Dog All Breeds 2016 with 83 points, but also achieving once again Top Toy and Top Papillon 2016. The odds for this about a million to one happening for a second year, so our little butterfly ‘did pretty good’.
Joe Magri and Kevin Arrowsmith managed a huge jump up the leader board after CH Rozamie Dream Lovers success at LKA acclaiming 8th position on the Top Ten listings with 70 points. This also gave them Runner up Top Toy and Runner Up Top Papillon. Many congratulations to all concerned on your successful year.
A special congratulations, although not Papillon related to DR Tony Allcock MBE who was standing in the second spot for Top Toy for so many weeks, it really could have gone either way with Robson (Ch Sleepyhollow Robson) 69 points or Travis taking Top Toy. Robson was beaten by just one point, at the final hurdle for runner up. Congratulations on your year Tony, I am sure 2017 will bring you joy with your lovely Jap Chins. For the remaining awards results they are as follows: Top Brood Papillon sponsored by Dog World/Eden Foods must be a very delighted Teresa & Peter Cullen with Ancojo Whisper To Me. Her breeders are John and Ann Cooper. Top Stud Papillon sponsored by Dog World/Royal Canin was Julie Clint’s Ch Papplewick Preacher Man. Well done to both Julie and Jerry Munroe the breeder. Top Puppy Papillon sponsors Our Dogs/Natures Menu was, Jenny Wiggins with Rozamie Monsieur Arthur for Scapafield. Breeders, Joe Magri & Kevin Arrowsmith. Top Breeder Papillons, we are thrilled to say is Gleniren who are Irene & Glenn Robb.
Huge congratulations to everyone, it is no mean feat to achieve these awards and I am wishing much success to all the Papillon exhibitors for 2017.
Just one Open Show result has come in at Stourbridge & DCS Lafford Inspector Morse at Poppywood, went on to win TPGP4. Well done owner Shelia Wilkinson and the breeder Carol Lees. The Breed judge was Miss E Morley and the TGP judge Mr Simon Parsons.
Take care on the roads and I look forward at the time of writing to seeing the results from the first Champ Show of 2017, Boston CH Show. Unfortunately we couldn’t make the show this year but those lovely memories of BIS 2016 are still very much remembered.
Glenn was thrilled to receive news that he had been nominated for Exhibitor of the Year at the Pawscars which is held in March on the Wednesday before Crufts. To say Glenn was speechless for the first time in his life is an understatement and he’s so very grateful to all those that put his name forward for Exhibitor of the Year. Dorwest Herbs sponsor this award quoting every one of these five deserve to be nominated for their hard work and dedication, and it’s now up to you to vote for your winner. Good luck to them all! And don’t forget to show your support.
There are two ways to submit your choices for the event’s winners. Visit www.dogworld.co.uk for a digital voting form or you are also able to complete a postal vote.
There are 12 categories for the public to vote which include: championship show of the year, open show of the year, training class of the year, junior handler of the year, breed note writer of the year, columnist of the year, photographer of the year, trade stand of the year, steward of the year, breeder of the year, exhibitor of the year and group judge of the year.
The Pawscars, the brainchild of DW managing director Stuart Baillie and founder of the Peek A Book Trust Gavin Robertson, will be held for the fourth year running on the eve of Crufts on Wednesday March 9 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole B40 1PP. Tickets for the event are available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find the nomination forms here: www.dogworld.co.uk/product.php/168619/1/nominate_your_pawscars_winners/ Held the night before Crufts, the Pawscars celebrates the hard working and successful from every corner of the do sport in the UK. Every category from Trade Stand to Breeder and Steward, Exhibitor of the year to All-breed Judge of the Year. Choose across 13 categories to recognise the best the dog show world has to offer. The whole night is held with proceeds going to the Peek A Boo Trust which supports children and canine charities.
If you perhaps are not computer savvy, then do not despair just please post your vote to Mr Gavin Robinson, Avalon Kennels, Icknield Way, Crowmashallhill, Wallingford, Oxford, Oxon, OX10 6PP.
Now that the nominees in all catagories have been announced it is up to the public to cast their votes until the 8th Feb 2016. If you feel you would like to vote for Glenn please go to the link or post. I know Glenn would be so grateful and wouldn’t that be so good for the breed and the Toys in general.