16 September 2022 Breed Notes

Moving on for these weeks there was a flurry of shows on the calendar with many exhibitors taking their caravans or motor homes for a showing holiday. It would be a busy time with three shows being held over the weekend. The weather forecast was exceptional with extremely hot weather all the way. For once the weathermen got it completely right blistering hot sun from early morning throughout the days. Not the best conditions for the dogs and most of the time was spent trying to keep them cool and comfortable.

Paignton was the first show, held at West Point, Clyst St Mary, Exeter. On reaching the venue you were amazed at the transformation the committee with Mark Elliott at the helm had created. The main arena that once held the BIS ring was now just rings and benching whilst new marquees were set up outside with other rings and a Best In Show marquee reigned all on its own. A good array of trade stands were present for everyone to browse and stock up on items needed. The committee must have worked tirelessly to turn the show around in such a manner and we should be giving accolades of praise to the working committee.

Toys were on the first day and were in the main building all rings were spacious with wide benching and plenty of grooming areas. We were fortunate as the weather was hotter than hot but the building stayed cool so things inside were a lot easier. Well respected Mr Stuart Payne (Habiba) was to be the Papillon judge and he arrived looking immaculate and ready for his day ahead. Papillons were first in the ring so everyone was there early and ready for the first class commencing. Everything went smoothly with the help of the competent stewards and Mr Payne went over the dogs in a kind, correct and considerate manner. He gave every exhibitor the opportunity to ensure their charges performed to their best ability.

The principal winners for this show were: A very delighted Irene and Glenn Robb with Gleniren Daddy’s Starmaker taking Best Puppy In Breed, BCC and BOB. Later in the day Selena went on to take a thrilling Toy Puppy Group 1 under Toy Specialist Mr Andrew Stewart. She was also shortlisted in the Toy Group under Mr Kevan Berry. .
When returning back on the last day after the two breed shows held the previous day in a quality line up for Best Puppy In Show Mr Stewart awarded Selena Reserve Best Puppy In Show. It had been a long weekend of showing for this youngster with a lot of travelling and extreme heat but she coped with everything that was put in front of her.
Best Veteran went to Susie and Margaret Orchard’s Ringland Yoko’s Solo At Panspayon Sh.CM ShCEx VW
The DCC was Evan and Kirsty Ryan and Kathleen Roosen’s Ch U Knock Me Off My Feet Daydream Believers with Feorlig (imp Bel).
RDCC A very delighted Dee Olof with her pretty youngster Tarnock Sweep The Board, RBCC Caroline Lee- Slater and Christine Kewley’s Magic Sunrise Natalia (IMP LVA).

Next week I will give the happenings for the two South of England Breed shows held at Tidworth. Breed Specialist Aidan Foynes (Lafay) and Toy Specialist Ian Sidgwick (Paulian) will be the judges for these show. Plus there is some exciting news of some Open Show results that have come in with the Paps flying the flag high for the breed.
Take care of yourselves and look after the four paws in the heat.