27 April 2020 Breed Notes

Please send your get well wishes for the people you know that are in the poorly corner. Alan Perch has sent news that Denise has had a fall which left her with a broken left arm. She has attended The Royal Brompton Hospital for tests to see why she keeps having blackout falls. They have done many scans and echoes and have today adjusted her blood pressure tablets and her fluid pills. She is now resting and exhausted. Get well soon Denise we are thinking of you.

Very sad new, that a hugely respected lady within the canine world has passed away. After a fall at home Di Johnson was admitted to hospital. Once the shows are back to normal the ringside will never be the same as such a charismatic lady will not be sat in her scooter. Di was always very supportive of Travis, Glenn and I and we will always be so grateful of receiving her knowledgeable comments and encouragement. You will be missed Di by so many people but never forgotten. Another legend will no longer grace the dog world. Our love and comfort to her close family and of course Stan who took Di to the show.

Latest from the Kennel Club.

The safety and security of competitors, spectators, volunteers and staff at Kennel Club events is of paramount importance. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kennel Club has taken the decision with regret to recommend strongly that Clubs and Societies cancel forthcoming events over the next three months, i.e. until the end of June.

This is based on advice issued by the Government yesterday, March 16, to restrict non-essential travel and contact, and in consideration of the many vulnerable groups who both attend and participate in Kennel Club events. In addition, the Kennel Club recommends that alternative arrangements are put in place regarding other activities such as meetings, seminars and training classes.

Advice on the situation regarding COVID-19 is changing daily and we strongly suggest that Clubs and Societies keep aware of updates as issued by the Department of Health at www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response.

Further announcements will also be posted on the Kennel Club website at https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/press-releases/2020/march/statement-on-kennel-club-events-and-coronavirus-covid-19 as well as on the Kennel Club’s various social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter.

Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.

This is the link for the Calendar in date order of what is cancelled is: https://www.facebook.com/events/calendar/

Show update for cancelled or suspended shows.


It is with regret that the officers and committee of LEEDS championship show have decided to cancel this year’s show.

Due to Government guidelines regarding social distancing and public gatherings, which are doubtful to be lifted in the very near future, and the fact that the venue is closed with no immediate signs of opening, the hotel we use being occupied by NHS and key workers and many of our contractors either being closed or diverted to front line duties, there really is no option.

As well as all of this and most importantly we are mindful that the health and well being of all of our exhibitors, judges, stewards, and helpers is of paramount importance.

It is very disappointing for everyone but health and safety comes before a dog show and we look forward to seeing you all next year when we hope to celebrate our 70th Anniversary in style.

Keep safe and well. LIZ STANNARD


All will be aware by now of the advice issued by the Kennel Club regarding the staging of events. Although our show, scheduled for 2nd to 5th July, falls outside their recommended date of 30th June, to cancel events, our show set up starts well in advance of the show dates and as we are unable to guarantee the required medical cover and ancillary support services necessary for the show we have decided that cancellation is inevitable and an early advice of the situation preferable for all. Your health and wellbeing are of paramount importance to us at Windsor.

For those exhibitors who have entered online, refunds will be issued by Higham Press less an administrative charge of £5. Any cheques received that have not yet been presented will be destroyed. Any cheques already paid into our bank will be refunded by the Society. In both instances please be patient and allow time for your fees to be refunded.

It is with regret that we have made this decision but hope that all who contribute to our show, in whatever capacity, will understand and join us for our 2021 show when we hope we can meet again in happier circumstances.

With our best wishes to you from the Officers and Committee of Windsor.

Irene Terry Hon Secretary.


The Officers and Committee of The Scottish Kennel Club are pleased to announce that after much negotiating and arduous work, have managed to secure dates and venue to be able to re-schedule the May 2020 Championship Show. The confirmed dates and Group Splits are now as follows:

Friday, 27th November 2020 – Toy, Utility
Saturday, 28th November 2020 – Working, Pastoral, Terrier
Sunday, 29th November 2020 – Gundog, Hound

Exhibitors who have entered the May show will be given a refund less an admin fee. We appreciate your patience and understanding whilst refunds are being processed as we are operating with reduced staff during this period. Please note that entry fees from the May show will not be transferable to the November show, however Exhibitors can enter the November show once the schedule is up and running.

We will also write to each Judge individually to check their availability and again would ask for your patience whilst we carry out this process.

We will also be in contact with Secretaries of Breed Clubs/Societies who these dates may clash with to try and work together for the benefit of all Exhibitors.

Whilst we appreciate the re-scheduled dates may not suit everyone, we are hopeful that Exhibitors will continue to support the Club during this difficult and uncertain time. Scottish Kennel Club extend their thanks to it’s Members and Exhibitors for their continued support during this difficult and uncertain time.

We are trying our best – thank you.


At present the committee will continue to plan to go ahead with the show from 8-10 Aug.

As the situation changes almost on a daily basis, it is not possible to make a final decision regarding our 2020 show. In the meantime we are suspending entries until further notice. Sally Duffin secretary. Latest announcement:

The 2020 World Dog Show to take place in Madrid has now moved from its amended dates….it is now proposed to take place in Dec 2020.

Next week I will bring you the results for the annual awards for the 2019 Papillon (Butterfly) Dog Club.

Stay safe everyone and enjoy your valued time with your four paws, we are so lucky at this present time to have their constant companionship.