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Poodles, Miniature - week 9Updated : 21/02/2017

I AM PLEASED to say that a few more people came out of the woodwork reporting their OCD DNA test results to the health co-ordinator and the club after my comments in the column two weeks back.      Then at Midland Counties PC show several people were asking me about how to get the tests done. If nothing ...

Poodles, Miniature - week 8Updated : 16/02/2017

NO UK SHOWS to report on again this week but I gather not one but two grooming seminars were being run on the same weekend which must have kept quite a few of you busy. It seems we now have a whole new group of UK ‘Masters of the Game’ keen to demonstrate and advise on all things to do with coat preparation, main...

Poodles, Miniature - week 7Updated : 07/02/2017

TWO BREED club open shows were held. First South Western PC which had 30 dogs competing across the varieties – nine Standards, 11 Toys and ten Miniature for Jane Keeling to judge.      BIS was Angie Harry Griffiths and Sue Baker’s Min Trollstone Party Lover at Sarum and RBIS and BPIS went to ...

Poodles, Miniature - week 6Updated : 01/02/2017

THE PC held its championship show, alas with no CCs on offer for Miniatures, but it had good support from our variety with 35 dogs entered for David Guy of which 26 competed on the day.      BB, BOB and BP was Helen Lunnun-Turner’s Shanandi Society Girl at Arrowflight and BD went to Kim Hope’...

Poodles, Miniature - week 5Updated : 26/01/2017

THE BREED has no CCs at Manchester but we had a decent entry of 23 for Eric Buchan, of which 19 competed, of these ten were puppies. BD and BOB was Melanie Harwood’s Minarets Best Kept Secret with Wendy Batey’s junior Donavika Got The X Factor in reserve.      BB was Steph Hall, Hedley Spoors...

Poodles, Miniature - week 4Updated : 20/01/2017

CONGRATULATIONS to Helen Lunnun Turner and Ch Arrowflight Liberty Belle for their lovely overall win at the Poodle of the Year event. The three secret judges turned out to be Roger Bayliss, Andrée Odell and Peter Young and we were treated to quick wit and dulcet tones of Lee Cox as commentator for the first time. He p...

Poodles, Miniature - week 3Updated : 13/01/2017

NO SHOW successes to report on, but the Poodle Gala is approaching fast as I write these notes, so next week I shall have plenty to tell you all. I’m just looking at the weather forecast for the weekend and I think most of the country is going to be okay for travelling. Let’s hope so.      ...

Poodles, Miniature - week 1Updated : 29/12/2016

AS PROMISED a complete run down of the year’s top winners starting off with the males: Leading the way is Liz Holmes-Leak’s Ch Navarre’s Expertise with seven CCs, two BOB and six RCCs; Julia Wells and Marita Rodgers’ brown Ch Lenholl Stoned five CCs, two BOB (both with G2), two RCCs; Louise Cunningham...

Poodles, Miniature - week 52Updated : 19/12/2016

WITH 2017 just around the corner here is the round-up of this year’s winners.      Top Miniature was my Ch Olymbinars Ode To Joy at Michandy – the seventh year in succession that a dog produced here has headed the breed which is quite an achievement even if I say it myself – with ten...

Poodles, Miniature - week 51Updated : 14/12/2016

THE 2016 show season came to a close as usual at LKA and Karen Winwood’s bumper entry of 80, by a considerable margin the highest of the year bettered only by Crufts, saw the ring well filled for several classes.      A whopping 32 puppies were entered (less eight absent) with the breakdown leavi...

Poodles, Miniature - week 50Updated : 07/12/2016

WE ENJOYED good weather for BUBA which is always welcome this time of year. The Prestwood Centre is the best of the side halls to be in at Stafford with easy access to the car park and toilets, good light and spacious rings, although it was a touch chilly out there all day. It’s difficult to get it right as we were all...

Poodles, Miniature - week 49Updated : 30/11/2016

IT’S A SAD time again for many Poodle folk with the news of the death of Charlie Gray (Marcha Poodles), who left us on Sunday Nov 20. His funeral will be held at Macclesfield Crematorium on Dec 8 at 1.20 pm.      Many others congregated in York on Nov 28 to say goodbye and celebrate the life of I...

Poodles, Miniature - week 48Updated : 24/11/2016

I RECEIVED this email from Sylvia King last week. She writes: “My bitch Sylvino Dance Into The Light (mated) to Montana’s Seventh Heaven has produced two puppies with dwarfism (osteochondrodysplasia), just to be clear the mode of inheritance is the same as PRA, ie both parents must be carriers to produce affected...

Poodles, Miniature - week 46Updated : 10/11/2016

THE NEW venue for South Western PC’s championship show proved a big success – very easy to get to just off the M5, great parking close, good light, spacious rings and even if we were a little tight in the grooming area in places, it is generally agreed that it makes for a better atmosphere among exhibitors. &n...

Poodles, Miniature - week 45Updated : 03/11/2016

A WEEK without shows for most Miniature exhibitors with just Midland Counties on and no classes for our breed. Julia Wells and Marita Rodgers’ Ch Lenholl Stoned however was BNSC utility under Albert Wight. The only other Miniature entered, Goldbirch Let’s Fall In Love owned by Grindey, Banks and Loakes was RBB. ...

Poodles, Miniature - week 44Updated : 26/10/2016

THE BRIGHT sparks amongst you might have noticed that my last notes were out of order; somehow the Driffield notes got lost in the ether en route to DOG WORLD so appeared after Northumbria, but hopefully it did not confuse you too much.      The PC of Wales was holding its championship show, alas anoth...

Poodles, Miniature - week 43Updated : 20/10/2016

WE STRUCK lucky at Driffield with sunshine and a breeze which dried up the early morning damp fairly quickly to give us all an enjoyable final outdoor show of the year. Jack Bispham judged our breed, his entry of 32 had six absent. This show, as much as I  dread it every year due to the wet grass and dripping tents, has...

Poodles, Miniature - week 42Updated : 12/10/2016

NORTHUMBRIA PC had CCs on offer to all three sizes this year in recognition of its golden anniversary. It had asked especially for this concession from the Kennel Club and were given the additional set of CCs – a great bonus for them. It was therefore rather surprising that there was no mention of the anniversary in sc...

Poodles, Miniature - week 40Updated : 29/09/2016

ONLY BELFAST in the way of championship shows this week. Sadly there were no CCs for Miniatures and there were only three for Peter Jolley to judge. BD, BOB and BP was Kerry Dunbar’s Sleepybrook Double Oh Seven at Redfrith, shown by his Irish breeder Orlaithe Keenan.      On these fair shores Val...

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