27 April 2018

The Butterfly Papillon Club held their Championship at The Kennel Club Buildings at Stoneleigh and the sun was apparently shining brightly. Here Tom Mather (Barkalots) was judging the dogs and Carolyn Roe (Sunshoo) the bitches. Caroline Lee- Slater was judging Best Fringes, Junior Handling and was referee for the day. It was of course a special day for the juniors present as it was the presentation of the winners for the Papillon Junior handler of the Year Awards. Karen Maskell is the administrator for the awards and soon as I receive the results of the winners I will include them in the notes.

Congratulations and our thanks must go to Karen on running the awards this year, I know from running the awards in previous years it is not always an easy task.

For the days judging of the sexes exhibitors had two of the most experienced Toy judges in the canine world, both always very calm and considerate in their thought process, both having a love of the Papillon breed. So bearing this in mind everyone would I am sure have had a special day whether watching or exhibiting.

Chris Anderson had taken the helm for the first time for the club trade stand, from pictures I have seen a first class job was done. Congratulations.

The principal winners for the show were decided by the main judges and they were as follows: Liz Anderson had a glorious day taking the DCC and BIS with Ch Frasermar Storm In The Snow, Pat Munn was overjoyed too with taking BCC /BOS/ RBIS with Ringlands Treasure Sunshine. BPIS was Sue Stanbury’s Inixia Ever Ready Eddie. RDCC Kirsty Miller and Evan Ryan’s Feorlig Smarty Pants JW Sh CM, RBCC Sophie Langdon’s Shadowknight Ebony Rose of Skyvana. BPHIS Sue and Jon Caton’s Lennox Vive Vanette at Henrix, BVIS I am sure a very delight Michele Buss with Ch Twiggy Cupcake of Flutura. RBPIS Dee Olof’s Tarnock Runaway Ruby. Best fringes, judged by Caroline Lee- Slater was Kay Stewart & Kirsten Stewart-Knight’s Ch Denemore Story’s Echo at Tussalud. Caroline Lee- Slater found her Best Junior handler to be Niamh Nash.  

In lunch break was The Junior Handler of The Year Awards, A puppy walk, always a delight to watch and the Clubs Annual Awards for 2017.

This year as always the awards were presented by the clubs president Ann Summerfield. Ann always does such a good job and always so very gracious, kind and encouraging. This year winners were as follows: Top Winning Papillon (The Ringlands Trophy) – Ch Jorgealin Cast A Spell for Kingshaven – Mrs C Lee-Slater & Mr R Mrs J Banfield. Top Dog (The Shimna Trophy) – Ch Gleniren Shootin Starmaker Sunsoo – Mr G & Mrs I Robb. Top Bitch (The Elendil Trophy) – Ch Jorgealin Cast A Spell for Kingshaven – Mrs C Lee-Slater & Mr R Mrs J Banfield. Top Champ Show Winner (The Graycaz Trophy)  – Ch Jorgealin Cast A Spell for Kingshaven – Mrs C Lee-Slater & Mr R Mrs J Banfield. Top Puppy (The Kuruso Trophy) – Ch Miss Martini Royal De Costalina Suniren – Mr G & Mrs I Robb & Mr J Roosens . Top Veteran (The Jan Roosens Trophy) – Inixia Delighful Dan – Mrs S Stanbury. Top Breeder (The Joan Brown Rose Bowl) – Mrs L George-Evans. Top Owners (The Monamie Trophy) – Mrs C Lee-Slater & Mr R Mrs J Banfield. Top Stud Dog (The Miss Taylor Stud Dog Trophy & The Chatamcoombe Tristram Trophy) – Moetica Prince Charming at Jorgealin – Mrs L George-Evans. Top Brood Bitch (The Greenhedges Trophy & The Brood Bitch and Progeny Cup) – Kingshaven Dizzy Whizzy to Jorgealin – Mrs L George-Evans.

Congratulations to everyone who picked up an award but also congratulations to all those that may have been in the running. I hope that Brian Lees will send me the other placements and points for the league table as it will be nice to give praise to those that were so close, they should not be unsung participants. I also hope to give you a rundown on how the criteria for the awards is calculated giving you a chance to set yourself a goal in the months to come.

News from the clubs AGM they welcomed new stall manager Chris Anderson, Vice Chairman Tony Headley and the clubs returning former Chairman Alan Bartram.

On the Open Show front Michele Buss had a good day at Camberly & DCA taking BOB under Jane Paradise. At Exonian CS Susie Orchard took TGP1 with Ringland Yoko’s Solo at Panspayon shCM and another success for Sue Stanbury’s puppy Inixia Fully Charged taking a TPGP1 both under Mrs Claire Champion (Lankcombe). Hazel Malcolm went RBOB with Feorlig It Must’ve Been Love Well done for the Pap flag flying high..

Another good show for Sue Stanbury at St Agnes CA under Mr A. Chappell (Topdraw) Inixia Ever Ready Eddie took BPIS and BOB with Inixia Follower of fashion also taking RBOB. Not a bad day at the office Sue!

At Colne, Nelson and DCA Petula Humprey (Gloynbyw) was judging the breed. Her BOB and BPIB went to Susan Lanson’s youngster Cantoverde Captain Casper. RBOB was Valarie Lockhart’s Rozamie Dream Chaser With Chertruda SHCM.

If you have any results please let me know as so many people want to share your successes with you.