16 February 2018

Who thinks we are experiencing the oddest weather? Snow, sleet, gales driving rain, frost, sunshine and that is all going on during one day. All I can say is bring on summer, it can’t come soon enough.

Earlier this month The Papillon( Butterfly Dog) Club held their Open Show at St Mary’s Church Hall, Solihull. It have been a special day for two judges, Mrs Ellie Mordecai (Millhill) judging the breed and for the Junior Handling, Stakes & Special Classes Miss Keavy McGrath. As always I am sure the club offered its usual friendly hospitality and all those present enjoyed their day.

One person who had a fabulous show and must have been on cloud nine driving home was Pat Cox taking BIS with her little girl Tricianbri Tuppence A Kiss JW . Jo Davidson-Poston took RBIS/BV/ RBB with Ch, IR Ch, Multi Ch Spinillons Saffire JW, BOS/ BD Judith King’s Skyvana Tom Thumb Sarasha. BPIS Sue Stanbury’s Inixia Ever Ready Eddie, RBPIS once again Inixia Fully Charged, congratulations Sue what a super show for you with your puppies. Sue Morrell must have been pleased to receive the Best Phalene with Serenglade Leap Of Faith For Temelora. BPB Melanie and Misses B & J Mann’s Stagedoor Beatrix Melangel and RBPB, Dee Olaf’s Tarnock Rumour N Riddles.

Other Open Shows results coming in, from Chichester, Chris Petty had a good day with Jansanleis He’s A belter at Goldmist taking BOB and TGP3 and also RBOB with Feorlig All You Need Is Love at Goldmist. BPIB was Pat Cox’s Denemore Junioer Berrie at Tricianbri. The breed and TGP judge was Carol Greenway.

All the way from the Isle of Ely Mathew’s Rozamie Mon Amour took BOB, RBOB Karen Diprose’s Lilacrose Inspired By You and Davidson’s Cintarshe Red Emerald. Here the judge was Fred Ellingford (Klugmaus/ Afterglow)

Results from Newton Abbot and South Devon show, BOB and TGP3 for Sue Morrell’s Temelora Let it Be Magic JW, RBOB Susie and Margaret Orchard’s Panspayon Eye of the Storm and BP and TPGP2 Dee Olof’s Tarnock Rock N Roll Rene.

Rosemarie Hobson was thrilled with her result at Lancaster & District open show under Judge John Tranter. Grinsdales Gigalo at Rosenjon taking BOB, well done Rosemarie.

A little bit of news from abroad, Liz and Alan Bartram were sending their congratulations to Julija Pavlova as she has campaigned Lafford Flyin Solo to Burghbridge to become a Latvian Champion. This is a son of their homebred Ch Burghbridge UR Solid Gold Skyvana.

Well done everyone attending the shows and flying the flag so well. If your Open Shows are not in the breed notes and you would like them to be included then get in touch with me via the contacts below.

If you are attending the PBDC Champ Show on April 21st links to schedules and entry form are now available on the club website. The judges for the day are Dogs: Mr Tom Mather (Barkalots) and Bitches: Mrs Carolyn Roe (Sunshoo). The show will once again be held at the Kennel Club Building at Stoneleigh. Postal entries close: Saturday 31st March 2018 (postmark), online entries close: Saturday 7th April 2018 (midnight).

Next week I will bring you all the news from The South of England Papillon Club Open Show. Steve Maskell and Jon Caton received a bumper entry of 116 dogs making a total of 176. They must have been well pleased with that.

Sad news has just come in that Joyce Dunn has passed peacefully away. Many of you from years gone by will remember Joyce and her lovely Iffley Papillons. Joyce was so kind and extremely friendly, always ready to stop and chat away the day. It was a sad day when Joyce gave up breeding and showing. Joyce is now reunited with her husband Tony who passed away a year ago. Condolences to her sons Richard and Robert and close family.

In the ‘poorly’ corner, please spare a get well thought for Sue Deamer (Grinsdale) as she is a wounded soldier and going through the wars at present. Sue has broken her leg badly and is on rest watch after an operation to sort the breaks out. We are all thinking about you Sue and look forward to seeing you back at the shows very soon. Another person in the ‘poorly’ club is Lynda Philips who has been challenging an extremely painful sciatica problem. Get well soon the pair of you as we will all miss not seeing you at the shows.

Let’s make it a date to catch up on all the Papillon news over a cup of coffee next week. Until then take care driving on the roads and enjoy the shows with your beautiful Papillions and Phalenes.