31 May 2019 Breed Notes

The Papillon Butterfly Dog Club of Scotland held their Championship show as usual on the same weekend as SKC. Last week’s notes covered SKC and now it is the turn of the breed show. Held at the Lanark Agricultural Centre in the main hall, the venue is shared jointly with the Pomeranian Club of Scotland. This is a lovely venue with hard standing parking, always spotlessly clean and tidy with a restaurant attached for easy access when the tummy starts to rumble that it is dinner time. This works so well for both the clubs and the day just went merrily along.

The club stall table was full of goodies for exhibitors to view and spend their pennies and there was a raffle table full of prizes. There was a very generous donation of a colourful tactile monkey, whom you had to guess his name. Perhaps at a later date I will know who the lucky winner was. Lovely rosettes were on offer for the lucky winners.

The spacious ring was laid out with mats and everything was just perfect. Royal Canin sponsored the show and for this I am sure the club and exhibitors thank them for doing so. The committee had worked hard to make the show run like clockwork and be an enjoyable show for everyone. I believe Valarie Lockhart also supported the show. Kyle Davidson was the resident photographer who is trying to build up his experience in dog photography and he would like to thank everyone who gave him the opportunity of taking pictures of their lovely Papillons. Kyle is nearly fifteen and just ozzes the passion he has for his photography. Surely, a most promising up and coming talent, waiting in the wings for the future.

The judges for the show were well respected Toy Breed Specialist Mr Carl Sparrow (Casarow) and for the Special Breed Classes and Junior Handling Moira Cunningham (Moyard). Judging started promptly and Carl Sparrow entered the ring looking smart and well in tune for his day of judging our beautiful breed.

During the day there were many compliments for Carl Sparrows judging of the dogs, something I feel is worthy of a mention. These days’ people are very quick to the draw on passing negative comments, so time is due for a positive aspect. Mr Sparrow showed compassion towards the dogs if they perhaps had a problem on the table. He settled one dog in particular by picking said up and giving it a minute to familiarise itself, resulting in him being able to go over the dog in a normal way. So, full marks must go for his patience and gentleness. The other little moment in my view worthy of a mention was in a class of seventeen for Limit Dog the judge thanked everyone and complimented the entry saying it was a shame he could not place more. I thought that was very thoughtful and meant such a lot to the exhibitors.

Principal winners for the show were as follow: DCC/BIS Kirsty Miller and Evan Ryan’s CH Feorlig Smarty Pants JW Sh CM, RBIS / RDCC a very thrilled Pam Taylor with Adnamashan Craiglang For Pamhurst, BCC / BOS An equally thrilled Lizzie Morley and Robert Hitchcock with Jorgealin Indian Magic At Lizlanmoor. BPIS/ BPD Irene and Glenn Robb’s Gleniren Who’s Your Daddy.  Jenson just seven months old making sure he emulates his Dad Travis, who took BPIS at six months old at this show a few years ago. BVIS Kathy Smith’s Ch. Papplewick Pretty In Pink At Adinaken and BVIS Queenie Bruce’s Tijuana Mayhem. RBCC Sophie Langdon’s Ch. Shadowknight Ebony Rose Of Skyvana and lastly BPB Sue Morrell’s Tricianbri Whisper For Temelora. Best Junior handler in Show was Amy Whitehill.

A very well run show and thanks must go to the club secretary Elaine Davidson, Mary and Ted Whitehill and everyone on the committee, they should be really proud of themselves to have created a well run show with a friendly atmosphere.

A little late but here are the results of the Papillon Butterfly Dog Club of Scotland’s Open Show. Here the judge was breed specialist Jon Caton (Henrix). BIS / BD Liz Anderson and Sue Deamer’s Am Ch Clearlake Beat The Drum Slowly For Northlyte, RBIS / BB Farthinghall Xit This Way, BPIS Gill Breen’s Amicae Highland Glen, BPB Mrs S Cheshire Rozamie Masquerade, BV Kathy Smith Ch Papplewick Pretty In Pink At Adinaken and Best Junior Handler Amy Whitehill.

Hope everyone enjoyed their Bank Holiday weekend and came home with all that they wished for. If not there is always a next time. Take care and safe travelling on the roads.