15 July 2022 Breed Notes

So, exhibitors headed to Border Union Agricultural Society Championship Show held at Springwood Park, Kelso. For most of us southern lot it was what we would describe as a never ending journey, but then we are not made of sturdy stuff like those residing in Bonnie Scotland! You honestly need a merit award for travel and endurance.
Many exhibitors make a holiday break of the show taking their caravans or motor homes as the surrounding scenery is spectacular, I believe Kelso is a favourite town to visit.
The journey up was easy with no traffic, but then the birds hadn’t even had a chance to ruffle their feathers, stretch their wings or delve out of their feathered bed!
On arriving everyone was in good spirits as they found their spaces at the ringside grooming areas. As the day went on it just got colder and colder and our judge, breed specialist Penny Robins (Jaroma) looked frozen at points during the proceedings. The day went smoothly along with the help of the stewards and judging commenced on time. The judge went over the dogs in a kind and considerate manner and the ring was of a spacious size so everyone could move their dogs around the ring with ease.
The principal winners for the day were as follows: DCC/ BOB Irene and Glenn Robb’s CH Gleniren Who’s Your Daddy, who then in the Toy Group was awarded a lovely Toy Group 3 under Mr Gary Thomas ( Jonsville). He also won the Border Union Champion Stakes under Mr Steven Bardwell ( Stewell) taking home £50, so well done Jenson.
The BCC was a thrilled Estelle Kirk’s Lynflyer Rainbow Dancer At Kirkchase taking her first cc. I awarded this little girl BPIB when she was six months at her first show so I was delighted for her owners and breeders. At this stage I believe she was also just one point off gaining her Junior Warrant, so congratulations all round. Liz Anderson had a lovely day too taking the RDCC and Best Puppy In Breed with Northlyte Caledonia. RBCC went to another puppy Irene and Glenn Robb’s Gleniren Daddy’s Starmaker. Best Veteran was Adian Foyne’s Lafay Petite Etoile. Congratulations to everyone.
This show was very special with our little bundle of Pom orange mischief Gleniren All Eyes On Me taking Best Puppy In Show under Moray Armstrong. I mention this only because many of our Papillon friends know of this little bundle of joy, you have all met up with Izzy at The Scottish Pap Champ Show a few weeks previously. She is fast becoming known as the Pocket Rocket!

The Cheshire Agricultural Show was in the middle of the following week at Daresbury. This year I really missed not going as it is lovely show with lots to see with the many stalls of an agricultural show. The flower marquees are amazing so many plants on offer that you wouldn’t normally see at a garden centre. This year’s judge for the Papillons was Elizabeth Morley (Lizlanmor) better known to us all as Lizzie. Anne Griffiths had a truly exciting day taking BOB and BPIB with her lovely Manawyddan to A Wild Rose and then also Reserve Best of Breed with Manawyddan Harryhare. Many congratulations to everyone and I hope you enjoyed your day.

So there is Blackpool next week to report on. Until then take care and look after those four paws.
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