21 February 2020

The South of England Papillon Club recently held their Open Show at Tidworth Leisure Centre, the committee always put in a great effort to make everyone feel at home. The judge for this show was breed specialist Mr Jan Roosens (De Costalina) who had travelled from France to go over our UK butterflies and moths. I haven’t heard any snippets for the show only the main winners who are as follows; I am sure a delighted Pat Munn taking BIS/BD with Ringland Timeless Dream, RBIS/ BB Dee Olof’s Tarnock Runaway Ruby, BPIS/ BPD/ BMPD Sue Stanbury’s Inixia Made By Design, Reserve BPIS Susie Orchard’s Panspayon Jewel of the Nile, BVIS Kirsty Wells and Amanda Brown’s Ch Metamorphic Delivered and BPHIS Sue Morrell’s Serenglade Leap of Faith for Temelora. Reserve BPD Sue Stanbury and Sophie Langdon’s Skyvana Zero Hour for Inixia. BVD SueMorrell’s Temelora Bobby Dazzler. Congratulations to both principal and class winners.

The SOE AGM is at 11am on Saturday, 14th March at Leckhamstead Vuillage Hall, RG20 8QG. Nominations on the form signed by two club members and the nominated members must be forwarded to the secretary, in writing, no later than 28-02-20. Items for the agenda must also to be received by the 28-02-20. The Rev’d Kirsty Wells kirsty@metamorphicpapillons.com. There will be a bring and share lunch with hot drinks provided. A grooming seminar led by Sophie Langdon will be held in the afternoon 1-3pm. This is free to club members and £5 for non members.

Wendy Walters secretary of The Northern & Eastern Counties Papillon Club is super pleased with the entry of 93 dogs for their up and coming clubs Open Show with Anthony Oakden judging on 1st March. The club offers free tea and coffee on arrival. The show is being held at Carlton Village Hall, Carlton, Goole with the show opening at 9am with judging commencing at 10am.

The South Wales Papillon Club Limited Edition Yearbook with be available at Crufts at a cost of £10. Crufts overseas visitors will save £4.60 postage if they are able to pick up at the show.

Crufts passes 2020 have been sent out by Fosse Data, 2nd class post. If you have not received your passes by the week commencing, Monday 24th February, then call Fosse Data office on 01788 860960 and I am sure they will do their best to help you.

The Papillon entry for Crufts is 196/207 dogs our judge is breed specialist Amanda Bruce-Bostock. I am sure all the exhibitors are getting very excited at the prospect of Crufts Toy Day looming, one minute it seems so far away and in the next blink of the eye it is upon us.

I hope the storms and rain have not disrupted the majority of folk around the UK, but my heart goes out to those that have not been so fortunate and have experienced very challenging situations.

In the poorly sick corner Hazel Malcolm is now home from having an operation and I wish her a speedy recovery. If there is anyone else that you know that has been under the weather and would like me to give a mention, please let me know and I will include them in the breed notes.

Enjoy your up and coming shows and take care travelling.