24 August 2018

This time of year with the flurry of shows in a concentrated bunch, an exhibitor spends more time going up and down motorways. The sensible ones, if you are lucky enough to own one, take the caravan or motor home and link the days in between as a holiday. For some exhibitors residing at either end of the country it can be exhausting. So well done on just surviving, I award you a TESG1, Travel Exhibitors Survival Group 1!

South of England Papillon Club had their annual Championship Show, held this year at Five Rivers, Salisbury. The show brought in a good entry of 103 and I am sure the hard working committee made sure you all had a wonderful day. The club has always ensured there is a pleasant atmosphere and does their utmost that the show goes smoothly. The good news at this venue, the café was open.

Well respected Dr Francis Yeoh took the helm and I am sure he enjoyed going over our lovely breed. His principal winners were as follows: Pat and Brian Cox must have been delighted to take the BCC and BIS with their homebred Tricianbri Tuppence A Kiss, as must have Pat Munn taking the DCC and RBIS with her homebred Ringlands Timeless Gift. For the younger age group BPIS and RBCC was Susie and Margaret Orchard’s Ablazzor Angel of the North at Panspayon, bred by Lesley Morton and RBPIS Dee Olaf’s homebred Tarnock Romeo Romeo, BMPIS was High’s Melangel Dazzling Dream, bred by Melanie Mann. To the other end of the age group BVIS was Sue Stanbury’s Inixia Delightful Dan JW sh.CM and BPHIS Sparkes Pinkmead New Year’s Eve. RDCC went to Boughton & Stanbury’s Inixia Follower of Fashion. BPHD was Sue Morrell’s Serenglade Leap of Faith for Temelora.

For the Junior Handling classes. Best Junior Handler went to Isabella Cox from the 12-16 age group and Niamh Nash took a first in the 6-11 years. Seeing the juniors through their paces was Ms. Nicole Owles.

Following quickly on the heels of SOE two days later saw exhibitors at Paignton Championship Show. Kevin Arrowsmith was judging Challenge Certificates for the breed for the first time. Here he found his winners to be; BCC /BOB Pat and Brian Cox’s Tricianbri Tuppence A Kiss JW. Congratulations to you both and your little one on a fabulous couple of shows. You must have definitely spent the last week on Cloud Nine as this gave her the Champion title. DCC and Special Beginners was Dee Olaf’s Tarnock Rock N Roll Rene, Best Puppy a homebred little one Liz and Karen Anderson’s Northlyte Spirit Of The Isle. Liz also took the RDCC with Ch Frasermar Storm In The Snow. RBCC was Kirsty Wells and Amanda Brown’s homebred Metamorphic Fantasy. BV Sue Stanbury’s Inixia Delightful Dan JW Sh.CM.

Four days later with bucket and spades at the ready exhibitors find themselves at Bournemouth Championship Show. I believe the grass for the rings was very long so maybe it was seek and find your four paws. For this show well respected judge Mr Lee Cox (Vanitonia) was taking the helm. For BOB he found his winner to be Mary Whitehill and Pat Urwin’s Paparottsie Heart Beats At Amicae. I believe this was the magical third cc giving him the Champion crown. Congratulations to you both. BCC Caroline Lee-Slater’s Ch Jorgealin Cast A Spell For Kingshaven, BP Lee-Slater and Kewley’s Magic Sunrise Ace Ventura (Imp), RDCC Kirsty Miller and Evan Ryan’s Ch Feorlig Smarty Pants JW Sh.CM and RBCC Feorlig Wake Up Maggie JW. BV Sue Stanbury’s Inixia Delightful Dan JW Sh.CM and finally Best Special Beginners Dee Olaf’s Tarnock Rock N Roll Rene.

Mrs Liz Cartledge judged Best In Show at Paignton and who would have thought that at Welsh Kennel the night before the show she would be rushed into hospital. I am led to believe she is doing remarkably well and has been speaking to Di Johnson on the phone. Liz is a legend in the Dog World and such a down to earth lovely lady you could ever wish to meet. I wish you a speedy recovery Liz, positive thoughts are with you and I look forward to seeing you very soon back at the shows.

For the Open shows, Susan Lanson continues her success with her youngsters. At Carlisle & District CS the judges were Mrs A Bates (Kavenka) for the breed and for the group Mr David Craig (Davricard). Susan’s Cantoverde Captain Casper took BOB and G4 whilst Pat Urwin’s Stagedoor Exposed By Paparottsie (naf.taf) went BPIB & and TPG1. Congratulations to you both.

Kat Milroy had a marvellous day at Thetford DCS with her Farleysbane Frilly Filly From Farthinghall taking BOB /TGP3 and with homebred Farthinghall By Fly took BPIB /TGP1. The breed and group judge Cesar Cortes.

Wendy Walters at Sedgefield Agricultural Show took BPIS with her youngster Sweetbriars Harlequin and Elizabeth Patrick’s handled by Wendy, Volpecula Handsome took BOB / TGP4. The judges were for the breed Phillip Lovel and BIs Helen Getteridge.

Cartmel Agricultural Society with Judge Hazel Chadwick (Hajenza) BOB was Sharon Burns and Lynda Lacy’s Paplysh Ezekiel Son Of Ablou and Best Puppy Rosemarie Hobson’s Amicae Kenzo At Rosenjon.

Congratulations to everyone who has had success at the recent shows and well done for flying the Papillon/ Phalene flag so high. Next week I will give news from WKC, until then safe journey and enjoy yourselves to the max with your four paws.