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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...

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...

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