22 April 2016 – Our Dogs

Last weekend the Papillon Butterfly Dog Club held its Championship Show at the KC. The show is a well run affair with a friendly atmosphere. Jill and Ian Terry were presented with a card and some wonderful chocolates and a farewell gift on their imminent departure to warmer climates, we wish them all the best in Spain.

The young junior handlers were also recognised for their achievements through out the year and I will be including a who’s who of the awards in next weeks notes. There were 227 Papillons entered for the judges Queenie Bruce (Tijuana) and Rosalie Brady (Bordercot) to go over. Both judges looked splendid in their chosen outfits and went over the dogs in a calm and timely manner giving each exhibit time to shine.

The referee was Pat Munn (Ringlands) and she was called on in the final decision for Best In Show between the male CC winner Ch Gleniren Shootin Starmaker Sunshoo and my own Bitch CC winner Ch Omegaville Make Me A Petitchien. The final vote went to the male for BIS. RDCC & RBIS was the Crufts BOB winner Champion Rozamie Dream Lover, this kennel had a fabulous day out winning all the classes they were entered in. RBCC was Cathy and Gordon Urguhart’s Import bitch Queen Bless Winner of Art Etoile at Blackpart. Best Puppy went to Mary & Ted Whitehill’s boy Graycaz Chill Your Boots. With RBP & BMP going to Joe Magri and Kevin Arrowsmiths Rozamie Monsieur Ruffles. Best Veteran was won by Jo Poston Davidsons Powdermill Midas Touch Spinnillons. Congratulations to all the class winners.

At Wellingborough and District CS Open Show held on 9th April 2016 Judge: Dr Mhairi Brown (Orlock) Best of Breed was Carol Lees Lynflyer Winter Story at Lafford and Best Puppy in Breed: Kirsty Millers Feorlig Smarty Pants

Alexandra Forth