13 October 2023 Breed Notes

Bournemouth Championship Show held at Pikes Farm, Poole was a gusty day at times. One of those days for the long coated breeds when I brush was somewhat pointless. But brush we do as it becomes a natural action over time. Plenty of space at this venue and well laid out. I personally miss the previous venue of the New Forest it had so much atmosphere and forty minutes closer for many. Perhaps we all just loved seeing the ponies.

The Papillon judge for Bournemouth was to be well respected Toy Specialist Mr Mervyn Evans from South Wales. As always, Mr Evans conducted himself in the ring in the best manner and at all times gave consideration for the exhibitors and their charges. He was kind and considerate whilst going over the dogs on the table giving every four paws a chance to put best paws forward. The principal winners of the day were as follows. DCC / BOB Ch U Knock Me Off My Feet Daydream Believers With Feorlig owned by Kirsty and Evan Ryan and Kathleen Roosens. Best Puppy and receiving a lovely Toy Puppy Group 3 was Irene and Glenn Robb’s Gleniren Oops I Did It Again Sunshoo. The Toy group and Toy Puppy Group judge was Mr Dale Hick. This was a first Toy Group judging appointment for Mr Hick so many congratulations. Best Veteran was Pat and Brian Cox’s Ch Tricianbri Tuppence A Kiss JW Sh.Cm and Best Special beginners Michaela and Shireen Last’s Melangel Miss Dollymix. BCC Irene and Glenn Robb’s Ch Gleniren Daddy’s Starmaker, RDCC Susie and Margaret Orchard’s Ch Nightfire’s Be Unique In Style At Panspayon (Imp Deu) JW who also took the RBCC with Panspayon Natasha JW.
Congratulations to everyone who achieved their goal.

There were many closed roads and diversions on the journey home which made it a very long day for everyone.

Welsh Kennel Club next held at Builth Wells. The layout for this show has greatly improved and congratulations must be given to the committee. There was also a selective array of trade stands for everyone to browse at their leisure.

Miss Leila Tarabad was taking the helm for the Papillons for this show. Her principal winners were as follows: BCC/ BOB Ch Uppercut Daydream Believers With Feorlig (Imp Bel) (Ryan, Mrs K F & Roosens, Miss K & Goessens, Mr J), DCC Ch U Knock Me Off My Feet Daydream Believers With Feorlig (Ryan, Mrs K F & Ryan, Mr E L & Roosens, Miss K), Best Puppy Mary Whitehill’s Amicae Bright Spark, Best Veteran Dee Olof’s Tarnock Devore. RDCC went to Anne Borg’s Elendil Crusader (handled by Sue Stanbury) and RBCC Irene and Glenn Robb’s Ch Gleniren Daddy’s Starmaker.

Driffield Championship Show the Papillon judge for this show was breed specialist Miss Kirsty Miller (Feorlig). No information through on the layout of the venue but it is usually an extremely well organised show. The principal winners were as follows: BCC/ BP/ BOB a very delighted Mary Whitehill with Amicae Bright Spark. Mrs Sandra Marshall judged the TPGP and awarded a Toy Puppy Group 2. Many congratulations to all concerned. Best Veteran Karen and Stephen Maskell’s Kazkell Robin The Limelight JW Sh.CM, Best Special Beginner Carol Mongomery’s Elmaraine Remy Martin At Carrollryan. DCC Sue Stanbury’s Inixia Made By Design, RDCC Kirsty and Amanda Wells Skyvana Caught At Metamorphic and RBCC Sean Carroll and James Newman’s Ir Ch Candygolds Queenie Denemore.

Congratulations to everyone mentioned at the shows above.

Travel safe and let’s hope the weather is kind for the up and coming shows ahead.