22 July 2022 Breed Notes

Blackpool here we come. Blackpool Championship Show is held at Redwood Park, Inskip, Nr Preston, Stevie and Michaela Hall with the help of the band of very hard working committee members always have everything worked out to the second. The show ground is immaculately laid out and all that is needed is a little bit of Northern sun. The day started off well on the weather front with the sun showing its head and at times very warm but as the day wore on some showers crept in, but it didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits. Luckily the rain came forth after Papillon judging was completed, so that was a bonus.
All the rings were of a spacious size with plenty of space for the show trolleys to park up.
A Friday slot for any of the shows during the year is always a difficult one with folk not being able to either get time off work or children at school but on this occasion the judge had a good entry. The judge for this show was well known and respected breed specialist Mr Roger Banfield (Kingshaven) who was to take the helm.

Mr Banfield arrived looking immaculate, judging commenced on time and with the help of the very capable stewards all went smoothly along. As you would expect of anyone so experienced the judge went over the dogs on the table in a calm and sympathetic manner making sure the dogs were at ease whilst on the table. All exhibitors were given the opportunity to make sure their dogs performed in the best possible way.
The only unfortunate incident was as the puppy bitch class started shrieks were heard that were not of a good tone. We all recognise that unnerving sound, don’t we? A little one had suddenly jumped out of an exhibitor arms and landed badly on a front leg, so a severe break was evident. Jane Thompson helped the exhibitor to the vets and a dose of Metacam was given to reduce the pain until further examination could be made with a specialist. Other dogs do recognise this unearthly sound and know something is wrong. I know it took a moment for Selena who was in the puppy bitch class to calm down and realise all was okay. I really hope the little one is now recovering well.

The principal winners for the day were as follows. A thrilling day for Irene and Glenn Robb’s CH Gleniren Who’s Your Daddy taking DCC and BOB also Irene and Glenn’s Gleniren Daddy’s Starmaker was awarded BPIB and TPG3. The Toy Puppy Group was judged by Keith Nathan. BCC was Kirsty and Evan Ryan’s Ch Feorlig Smart Cookie JW, RBCC Sean Carroll and James Newman’s Ir Ch Denemore The Story of Ragge, RDCC Chris and Bob Anderson’s Pappretty Grt Expectations. Best Junior and BJTGP1 went to Kirsty, Evan and Kathleen Roosen’s Ch U Knock Me Off My Feet Daydream Believers with Feorlig (Imp Bel). Toy Junior Group was judged by Mrs Jill Peak and lastly Best Veteran was Karen Maskell’s Kazkell Thyme to Dream JW ShCM VW. Congratulations everyone.

Windsor is the next show on the show calendar. I think everyone looks forward to spending time at Windsor; it couldn’t have a more stunning backdrop. Cucumber sandwiches with cream scones on order!
Take care travelling to the shows and most of all enjoy every minute.