Well the last Papillon Breed Show for 2018 was the Christmas show for the The Papillon Butterfly Dog Club of Scotland. Reading through the posts everyone appeared to be merry spirits and joined in the festive celebrations. This was the clubs first show held at Cochrane Hall Alva, following Clackmannanshire Councils offloading of the running of the Hall to Alva Development Trust, a volunteer organisation made up of the local community who have come together to ensure that the hall remains a community asset. Elaine Davidson the clubs secretary reports to say that everything ran smoothly and the ladies who were available on the day were very helpful indeed – one lady even leaving her birthday celebrations to come and switch on the heating for us. Heating, goodness that is a luxury compared to some venues.
A special class was a wonderful parade of companions; in fact it was the largest class of the day. The ages ranged from seven months to eleven years. How nice for the owners and companions to be in the ring and show off their beloved four paws, surely this is what dog owning is all about, the joy for four paws and two legs. A special rosette was awarded to the oldest who was Rosie and I am sure her owners have it proudly displayed for all to see.
There was the fun of a best Christmas Outfit where everyone joined in the fun with their human and doggie jumpers. After much deliberation Sue Deamer won the best overall outfit. We really do need pictures Sue of your winning outfit.
The Junior Handling judge was Karen Maskell who is the administrator for The Papillon Junior Awards. There was a good turn out for the juniors, how encouraging that is. The best overall Junior Handler for the show was Lucy Whitehill. Well done Lucy.
The judge taking the helm was breed specialist Wendy Walters (Sweetbriars) and I am sure she thoroughly enjoyed her day as the club always make it a priority that all the judges’ needs are catered for.
The principal winners were as follows. I apologise in advance as there are no owner’s names against the dogs. Liz Anderson must have been thrilled taking BIS/BD with Ch Frasermar Storm In The Snow and Jennifer Smith RBIS/ BB with Ch. Papplewick Pretty In Pink At Adinaken. RBD Papplewick Penhaligon At Adinaken Sh Cm, RBB Farthinghall Xit This Way, BPIS/BPD Buoncasa Elf On The Shelf and finally BPB Adnamashan Lady Amelia.
Just a note for your diary, the clubs next show is on the 24th February 2019 and the judge is breed specialist John Caton (Hendrix).
Sue Stanbury had a successful day at the Exonian Open Show where there was a good entry of nineteen dogs. Sue must have been delighted taking BOB/TGP1 with Inixia Ever Ready Eddie and also BPIB/TPGP3 with Inixia Trade Mark. Susie and Margaret Orchard went RBOB with Ringlands Yoko’s Solo at Panspayon shCM. The judge for both breed and Toy Group was Colin Wills.
Sue once again had a brilliant day at Bristol & DCA taking BOB with Inixia Fine Fells and BPIB with Inixia Hot Sox. The judge for both breed and group was Mr Robert Niven – Lewis.
I think all that is left to say is I wish everyone a wonderful Christmas. Take time to relax, enjoy magic moments with your families that is what the spirit of the festive season is all about.
Congratulations to everyone whether you took major awards or reached your set goal for the year. Santapap is coming so get ready for a brilliant few days. Merry Christmas.