20 July 2018

The glorious weather continues, isn’t it just unbelievable and I am for one, making sure it is fully enjoyed whilst Mr Sunshine is lodging here in the UK. The agricultural shows over the last few years have really suffered with some dreadful weather, but not so this year, so let’s make hay whilst the sun shines.

Goosnargh & Longridge Agricultural Society Open Show had brilliant weather and I am sure the secretary Mr David Howarth and his hard working committee were thrilled with the day. I have heard the marquee was superb and the rings were large and well laid out. There was a little problem with the tannoy when it decided to throw a hissy fit, but we won’t talk about that! So, well done to all the committee on producing an enjoyable day for the exhibitors.

Susan Lanson had a truly memorable day with her youngster Cantoverde Captain Casper taking BOB and TGP4 under Mr Evan Ryan (Cavalli/ Cavallibrook) in the breed and Mr Tim Ball (Kaitak) for the TGP. Best Puppy was Morris & Langton’s Rozamie Madam Butterfly At Jennobar. Congratulations to you all.

At Liskeard & District Canine Association, held at the Royal Cornwall Show ground near Wadebridge it was another hot day as the show was inside the hall. I am sure all the dogs were lovely and cool with their cool mats and fans but maybe for the two legged variety it was another story.

Susie and Margaret Orchard’s Ringland Yoko’s Solo at Panspayon ShCM was the star of the day taking BOB and TGP1 and their Panspayon Eye Of The Storm was Reserve Best of Breed. Sue Stanbury also had a brilliant day with her puppy Inixia Luscious Lucy, who won BPIB/TPGP1 and then going on to take a lovely RBPIS. The judge was Jane Paradise (Shardlow). What another great day for the Papillons, very well done to you all.

At the halfway mark of the Our Dogs Competition, results are out that Sue and Jon Caton’s Never Let Me Go Forussi at Henrix is top of the leader board for Papillons. Huge congratulations Sue and Jon, I am absolutely thrilled for you both.

A notification from the Kennel Club has been issued which the Papillon breed representative Mr Ted Whitehill would like to bring to our attention. The Kennel Club’s Health Team would like to make you aware that following consultation with the Dog Health Group, the Kennel Club has confirmed that from 1st August 2018, any DNA health test result submitted for inclusion on its database must have at least two forms of identification on the result certificate.

It will be mandatory to include the dog’s microchip or tattoo number along with either the dog’s registered name or registered number. Any test results that do not carry these identifying features will not be accepted. This brings the recording of DNA test results in line with those health tests carried out by the British Veterinary Association.

Have fun at your shows with your four paws and grab a cooling ice lolly or ice cream as a special treat. If you have a good day remember I want to know your news, so that the readers of Our Dogs can enjoy your success too.