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Poodles, Miniature - week 26Updated : 21/06/2017

A WEEK or so back a post on Facebook by the Animal Health Trust (Newmarket) requested DNA samples from Miniature Poodles to further a new research study into muscular dystrophy. Unfortunately (though I now understand why) their post was accompanied by a photo of a harlequin Poodle and as a result I made contact with them adv...

Poodles, Miniature - week 25Updated : 16/06/2017

THREE Counties, with no CCs for Miniatures, saw a small entry for Yvonne Rawley with just seven competing on the day. There were no puppies, and best of the three bitches was Roger and Jane Whitehead’s Jayandri New Tricks and BD and BOB went to Melanie Harwood’s Ch Minarets Best Kept Secret, who also gained some ...

Poodles, Miniature - week 24Updated : 07/06/2017

LAST WEEKEND saw two shows for me to report on at either end of the country. On Saturday up in Dundee the PC of Scotland held it open show with Carol Hutchins judging all three sizes, her entry was 13 Miniatures, 15 Toys and 22 Standards but I have no idea about absentees or how many competed on the day. Miniatures swept the...

Poodles, Miniature - week 23Updated : 01/06/2017

WE NOW know arrangements for Jean Treagus’ funeral which will be held on June 20 at 2pm at Leatherhead Crematorium KT22 0AG. Family flowers only but donations may be made in her memory to The Royal Marsden Hospital or Croydon University Hospital who were both involved in looking after Jean during her five year battle a...

Poodles, Miniature - week 22Updated : 26/05/2017

IT’S BEEN a very up and down week with very good and very sad news in equal measure.      On Friday Lynne Campbell judged at SKC and Melanie Harwood’s Ch Minarets Best Kept Secret won the group. Jean Treagus’ white Jaytor Jubilee Time won the BCC, her second. Liz Holmes-Leak’s Ch ...

Poodles, Miniature - week 21Updated : 17/05/2017

TRENT to Tweed PC open show is a popular well run show, one I used to support and enjoy immensely before they moved to a venue rather outside of my range in recent years. The bacon buttes were great and it makes me smile to see they still get a mention from exhibitors!      Chris Lister was judging an en...

Poodles, Miniature - week 20Updated : 12/05/2017

WELL, WE finally got our first outdoor show at Birmingham National and it could not have been any better weather-wise, which was a very good thing as we had a long, long wait to get in the ring, finally starting at 2.55pm having to follow Standard Poodles (which did not even begin judging until gone 10.30am) and also Toys. W...

Poodles, Miniature - week 19Updated : 08/05/2017

WELKS is officially the start of the outdoor show season and when we arrived at the show ground all looked set fair for a lovely day in the sunshine. We were following Shih Tzus in the ring however, so by 1pm, with the clouds gathering and the wind getting increasingly blustery, in the end we were moved inside and our first ...

Poodles, Miniature - week 18Updated : 28/04/2017

NO SHOWS to report on but I notice that lots of Poodle folk were making the most of the break as they appeared on Facebook in the news feeds covering their journeys out to the Poodle Club of America and the inevitable shopping and sightseeing that seems to be almost as big a draw as seeing the dogs! No doubt the diehards wil...

Poodles, Miniature - week 16Updated : 13/04/2017

RESULTS of the PC of Scotland’s championship Show comes courtesy of Fiona Bruce who posted the results online. It makes it so much easier for us at home who still have to maintain the records and report on these things. There looked to be a good number of new exhibitors and first time breeders showing their new babies ...

Poodles, Miniature - week 15Updated : 06/04/2017

THE MPC held its championship show at its usual venue in Asfordby and we were blessed with sunshine and lovely weather for everyone travelling. The day began with a minute’s silence in memory of Dennis Rose, a founder of the club who died very recently. Margaret Watson, long-term official of the Poodle Club of Scotland...

Poodles, Miniature - week 14Updated : 29/03/2017

I MUST begin this week with the very sad news that Dennis Rose died peacefully at home after a mercifully short illness. He would have been 96 in a few weeks’ time. A founder of the Miniature Poodle Club with his wife Patricia, Dennis was an honorary life member and maintained a continued interest in the club offering ...

Poodles, Miniature - week 12Updated : 15/03/2017

IT DOESN’T get much better than that for the breed when our BOB, Ch Minarets Best Kept Secret, not only wins the utility group at Crufts but then comes within a whisker of going Best in Show! Huge congratulations to Melanie, Carol and Muriel Harwood on this fabulous win, that big ring performance was a wonderful advert...

Poodles, Miniature - week 11Updated : 07/03/2017

NEXT WEEK I can include a full report on the winners (and any other Poodle news if you can let me know it) from Crufts itself, but a pre-show deadline means I don’t really have anything to report right now.      It occurred to me however that we do know that plenty of Poodle lovers will be manning ...

Poodles, Miniature - week 10Updated : 06/03/2017

OUR CRUFTS judge this year is Cathy Lawton-Anderson, who will be known to even the newer exhibitors among us through her busy roles as secretary of both the Poodle Council and Midland Counties PC, jobs she has been doing for more years than I can remember now.      Many, however, will not be aware of her...

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...

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