15 February 2019 Breed Notes

A couple of Open Shows this week to bring news from. Susan Lanson had a good day at Lancaster & DCS. Both her youngster won their classes, but it was a girl’s day with Cantoverde Royal Chyna JW ShCM taking BOB and TGP3 under judge Mary Ann Mercer (Fennymore.)

Cumberland Canine Open Show saw Pat Urwin and Mary Whitehill having a successful day with Stagedoor Exposed by Paparottsie handled by Kevin Sharpe-Dixon taking BOB and TGP3 under judge Mrs Diane Forthergill (Diamonchi).

Congratulations to you all for flying the Papillon flag high.

This may be of interested to exhibitors that are showing a veteran. The Kennel Club have announced that from the 1st January 2019 there is now a Veteran Warrant that you can now attain; the claim form can be downloaded from the KC website.

Veteran Warrant (VW)

The Kennel Club’s view is that the introduction of a separate award for veterans will encourage exhibitors to enter additional dogs at general open shows. It will also form part of a range of awards available to a dog throughout its showing career.
The objective being to support entries at open shows, points may only be claimed from general open and group open shows, and no points will be available at championship shows.

Claims for a Veteran Warrant will be made via an online claim form, available in due course.

Scale of points

A total of 25 points, in line with the requirements of the Junior Warrant award, will be required to claim a Veteran Warrant.

Points may be claimed from general open and group open shows only, from AV Veteran, or Veteran Stakes classes. Points may not be claimed from breed-specific Veteran classes or from AVNSC Veteran classes.

Points will be available as follows:
1st place – 4 points, 2nd place – 3 points, 3rd place – 2 points, 4th place – 1 point

Points may only be claimed for dogs aged seven years or over on the first day of the show. No maximum age has been specified. The Kennel Club is of the view that the exhibition of older dogs should be left to the discretion of exhibitors, noting that there are significant differences across breeds.

Only one claim may be made from each show. The Title “VW” may be used after the name of the dog on show entries and in catalogues.

For those of you showing your older dogs I think this is exciting and a goal to head towards.

Enjoy your shows and let me know your news, as we all want to share you success.