19 December 2014 – Dog World

Good news that the Hazelbakers Papillon Fundraising efforts across the globe to save forty six Papillons from the fate of a dog auction held on the 7th Dec in the USA was one hundred percent successful. Many Papillon lovers from all over donated cash or donated items for bids to raise money to enable these Papillons of various ages to fall into safe hands and ensure that they would after vet checking be placed in loving, caring homes. All those involved should be very proud of their efforts. The successful organised bidders for the auction were Julexa Motega, May Hakel and a gentleman called Steve our thanks must go for their dedicated involvement.

The next step I hope will be to put into action awareness to the governments concerned that this type of activity was not acceptable to the canine world. We cannot make the auctioneers and those involved in this practice feel that dog lovers will supply monetary funds to bulge their pockets; otherwise the efforts will be in vain. The first step has been a huge success and now it is time to act on a higher level in the USA to prevent this occurring at regular intervals to safe guard any canine breed put up for auction.

The Northern & Eastern Counties Papillon Club calendar was available at LKA. Caroline Lee Slater and any other N&ECPC committee member will I am sure help you to purchase a calendar if you need a last minute present for Christmas. So if you missed the opportunity at LKA give Caroline a ring on 01623 460175 and I am sure she will save your present dilemma pronto by putting one in the post.

Susie and Margaret Orchard have had a super run of wins at the Open show they have attended. At the Toydog Society of Wales Kissable De Costalina at Panspayon (Imp Bel) ShCM went BOB and then was shortlisted in the top 8 in a large BIS, then their youngster Panspayon Be My Angel then went on to win BPIS4. The breed judge was Rob McLeod, and for BIS Eddie Bishop. At Exonian Canine Association Open Show Panspayon Artem was awarded TPGP1. Lastly Panspayon Be My Angel at Minehead & District Canine Society Open Show won TPG3, under judge Eddie Bishop.

The DOG WORLD ANNUAL is now out in publication so either purchase a copy or download on line. It is just the perfect extra gift that someone will be thrilled to receive. You’ll find a magnitude of information to read and glorious pictures of our canine friends. The Dog World Annual is certainly one not to be missed so make a point of picking one up as soon as you can.

Well Santa Pap is nearly here just one more week to go, exciting! I really hope you and your four paws are on the Santa Paps ‘Good’ check list. Next weeks report will be from LKA hope you find time to catch up with me in a spare moment between eating, drinking and present unwrapping. Enjoy your time with family, friends and four paws during the Christmas festivities. Catch up with you soon, enjoy.