Papillon Information

31 July 2021 Breed Notes

The shows are back in full swing with a busy Papillon showing weekend with two shows on one day, kicking off first with Leeds Championship and then Northern & Eastern Counties Papillon Club following straight on after. For Leeds the breed judge was breed specialist Mrs Jenny Edson, Toy Group Robert Dunlop, Toy Puppy Group…

16 July 2021 Breed Notes

Exhibitors are enjoying returning back to the shows after such a long Covid break since the last show Crufts March 2020. The first show for our breed was Southern Counties Championship Show where Papillons were being judged by Jane Paradise, Toy Group Mark Cocozza, Toy Puppy Group Jacqui Ward, Toy Veteran Group Dr Ian Gabriel,…

14 August 2020 Breed Notes

Sad news that two more Championship Shows have been forced to cancel. Firstly Blackpool, the committee have shown strength and commitment in hope the show would carry on. But alas it was not to be. This message came through from Michaela Hall. BLACKPOOL CANCELLED Preston could be the country’s next area to have new Coronavirus…

07 August 2020 Breed Notes

Show news has come in from Carol and Brian Lees. Yes, you heard right I did say show news, which is an unusual statement these days. How nice it is to report on success abroad with UK breeding. Well done to everyone involved. Multi Ch Lafford Postman Pat (Patrick) had been shown on all four…

24 July 2020 Breed Notes

Last week I gave you the saddest news of the passing of of our lovely Chris Foynes (Lafay). Very kindly Mary Whitehill put a few words together for Christine, I am very grateful for you doing this Mary. How sad it was to hear of Christine Foynes passing after her long battle with cancer. She…

17 July 2020 Breed Notes

As I am writing these breed notes the sun is streaming through the window, it certainly makes you feel a whole lot better. Currently we are all experts on the wet stuff, enough is enough, the water wings need to be made redundant, it is supposed to be summer! The follows info below is from…

03 July 2020 Breed Notes

It’s a weather of all seasons at present, one moment sweltering in the sun and the next waterlogged with water wings at the ready. The Kennel Club Find a Show page has reported that Blackpool is now listed as being over three days starting on 25th September, and Bournemouth starting on 3rd October. Of course…

26 June 2020 Breed Notes

So another week and slowly we are getting back to some form of normality with the high streets open for business. I am sure being sensible the return of the dogs shows is still a long way off as social distancing at an outside venue would be extremely challenging and for an inside venue impossible….

19 June 2020 Breed Notes

Let’s start this week’s breed notes on something uplifting after all the turmoil of the past weeks. All Zoos are allowed to open Monday, 15th June with the obvious social distancing restrictions in place. What a relief it must be with no public allowed and still have the animals to attend to and feed. It…

08 June 2020

I hope you have all had a good week. With all of us in self isolation the weather has been perfect for being out the garden and getting chance to spend time giving the earth some tender loving care. The spring shrubs and trees have been flowering in abundance and are looking beautiful. Having the…

05 June 2020

Hope everyone is well and managing to have a reasonably normal way of living in these strange times of 2020. This year will certainly go down in the history books. Maybe in a number of years Covid-19 will be treated when visiting the doctors as something as simple as having the flu. That would be…

22 May 2020 Breed Notes

I hope everyone is well and been able to venture out into the big outside world taking baby steps. Here are few of the current cancelled or suspended shows to note in your diary. Once again I have put their announcements in full, as I think readers should be able to read what the societies…