I could not start this weeks breed notes on anything other than a HUGE congratulations to the committee of the PBDC for the outstanding show they put on for the Joint Papillon Championship Show. The venue was superb and the staff at the hotel friendly and relaxed about the dogs. It was super to be able to walk the dogs in the grounds. Talking to Margaret and Susie Orchard, checking in was easy and quick, getting to their room took 45 minutes such was the interest in the Papillons by all that met them. Getting from the car park into the ballroom with its pretty carpet and huge chandeliers was very easy. The car park being right outside the doors into the ballroom. Once inside you could see immediately the professional planning that had gone into this event under the guidance of the Secretary and show manager Brian Lees. The committee throughout the day went about their duties in a calm and respectful manner which was much appreciated by all. We had wonderful general and special raffles, great choice of products on HUB Internationals stand owned by Cathy and Gordon and great choice of toys and Papillon bits and bobs on the other stands. There was a gift for everyone entered from the club with wonderful trophies, rosettes, Royal Canin products and a photo from Our Dogs for the winners. Susan Lanson was taking her photos of the days events and I always look forward to seeing them.
The judges on the day worked through the large entry in an organised and respectful manner. Giving each dog due care and attention with plenty of time to show off its virtues. Our Dog Judge was Espen Engh from Denmark and watching him ringside you could see clearly what he was looking for in his class winners. In bitches we had Breed Specialist Jenny Scovell Caswell whos Caswell affix is known worldwide. The referee on this occassion was not needed when it came to the decision for Best In Show as the judges agreed. The results are as follows DCC & BOB was Ablazzor Harley’s Echo At Lynflyer RDCC & RBIS was Ch Gleniren Shootin Starmaker BCC & BOS was Petress Dark & Daring RBCC was Lafford Kandy Floss BPIS was Farlesbane Frilly Filly RBPIS was Northlyte Genisis.
A few days before the club show we were all at Stafford for Midland Counties Champ Show, our judge on the day Georffrey Davies. He found his winners and Best of Breed taking her 4th CC on the trot in Kirsten and Kays newly crowned Champion.Ir Ch Tussalud Story Tales Taf (Mrs K & Miss K Stewart & Stewart-Knight) Best Puppy: Amicae Summer Breeze (Mrs M Whitehill) Dog CC: Ch Gleniren Shootin Starmaker Sunshoo (Mrs I & Mr G Robb) Res.Dog CC: Temelora Bobby Dazzler Jw (Mrs S & Mrs T Morrell & Teague) Bitch CC: Ir Ch Tussalud Story Tales Taf (Mrs K & Miss K Stewart & Stewart-Knight) Res.Bitch CC: Petress Dark And Daring (Mrs A C & Ms E G N Borg) Alexandra Forth