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Poodles, Standard - week 9Updated : 23/02/2017

THE SECOND breed club of the year, Midland Counties PC was last Sunday. Unfortunately, for various reasons I was unable to attend (I had a ‘special’ birthday lunch in the New Forest to keep me busy as well as other personal reasons).              &n...

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

FOLLOWING on from last week, I did promise to have a look at open shows where Standards were scheduled. Due to the time lapses some may unfortunately have closed but there again, looking at the show dates, hopefully not.      Cumbria and Whitehaven one class of Stds with Liz Dunhill; Herts and Essex at W...

Poodles, Standard - week 7Updated : 09/02/2017

IT WAS honestly a mere coincidence that the day after Dog World published the results of the survey into open shows that I visited the South Western PC open show at Wilton. The Standard numbers were not too bad on paper, 17 entered, but alas only nine were actually present.      As a result, nobody enter...

Poodles, Standard - week 6Updated : 02/02/2017

THE FIRST breed club championship show of the year is traditionally The Poodle Club, and there were again CCs for Standards this year.      Montem Leisure Centre in Slough has been the venue for this for as long as many can remember but this was the last year this venue was being used. It appears that a ...

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

THE CHAMPIONSHIP show season was up and running as early as ever with Manchester last week. Cara Thomas, who was I believe making her CC debut, had drawn an encouraging entry of 65, 26 up on last year, so let’s hope that this is the ongoing trend for entries this year. I have a list (sad) from 2016 so will keep an eye ...

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

THE POTY Gala has again now completed and I have just about recovered! Not for me to comment on the whole event, I leave that to others, but the feedback from Facebook has been positive and I am genuinely delighted about that. There will always be the individual critic of this event for various reasons, some of them personal...

Poodles, Standard - week 3Updated : 10/01/2017

WELL, HERE we are three weeks into the new year and a new breed note writer. Yes, for better or worse I will be your man as it were.      So, I have to say straight away, don’t be shy (not something our breed people are particularly known for). Let’s get this column going by responding and ...

Poodles, Standard - week 18Updated : 28/04/2016

CRUFTS usual pre-show preparation was slightly different as neither the Poodle Club in January, nor Midland Counties PC in February, had CCs for Standards. However there was plenty of practice for exhibitors in February as Cathy Lawton-Anderson and her hard-working team put on two shows on the same day, with breed judges in ...

Schnauzers, Miniature - week 15Updated : 08/04/2016

THE SCHNAUZER Showcase, the annual invitation knockout competition, run by the SCGB for the previous year’s principle winners was held this year at the Holiday Inn, Ryton-on-Dunsmore and Simon Parsons was the chosen judge. While the ring was perhaps a tad small for our larger cousins, I think the venue generally got th...

Poodles, Standard - week 8Updated : 19/02/2016

CONGRATULATIONS go to Ricky (Ch/Am Ch Afterglow Maverick Sabre) on a creditable G3 at the prestigious Westminster show in New York. The video of clip with Jason Lynn at the helm was a joy to watch – they both looked in fine form.      Club open shows appear to be getting better support at present...

Poodles, Standard - week 5Updated : 29/01/2016

OUR DEEPEST sympathy goes to Joyce Baker, Linda Barker and all the family and friends on the loss of Steve Baker after a valiant battle with ill health.      He and wife Joyce having provided rescue Poodles a loving home for many years, before venturing into the world of show dogs. They happily provide...

Poodles, Standard - week 4Updated : 22/01/2016

POODLE of the Year 2016 at the gala event over all sizes went to 15-month-old Ch Montravia That’s My Guy, bred, owned and shown by Marita Rodgers. This year’s mystery judges were the very familiar faces of Jackie Kitchener, Linda Barker and Lee Cox, who had the hard job of keeping their appointment secret even fr...

Poodles, Standard - week 3Updated : 18/01/2016

HAPPY new year everyone. I hope muddy paws proved to be the worst that readers have had to endure during this period of seemingly endless rain. I can’t wait for the cold weather to make the ground hard once again.      It’s a busy start to the year with Manchester last Friday, immediately f...

Poodles, Standard - week 46Updated : 05/11/2015

AS THE end of the year shows fast approach people have started to talk about January’s Poodle of the Year gala and how many points they have. I confess to being puzzled by this so sought out its webpage and discovered that placings down the line in various classes count towards a dogs overall tally with big bonus point...

Poodles, Standard - week 45Updated : 29/10/2015

Poodles, Standard NORTHUMBRIA PC saw Margaret Kendall award another CC to Debbie and Drew Elrick’s Ch/Am Ch Pitfour Pele. He was also BOB and the RBIS under Malcolm Fozard. RDCC and BPIS was Marlene Carter’s red Aran De La Bonne Annee at Somanic.      BCC went to Roger Bayliss’ hom...

Poodles, Standard - week 43Updated : 16/10/2015

MY APOLOGIES for the lack of notes recently but the surge of shows through August/September means just keeping up with dog bathing often takes one into the early hours at which time stringing coherent words together becomes an impossible feat. Then just as the break in shows came I had a sudden and unexpected increase in my ...

Poodles, Standard - week 34Updated : 17/08/2015

ONCE into the Bournemouth show it proved a very enjoyable, however the journey continues to have many of us struggling to negotiate all the junctions without going off course. Then entry into the car park was a slow affair with the car park passes being scanned before being held in a holding queue until the car in front had ...

Poodles, Standard - week 32Updated : 31/07/2015

LEEDS proved a very special show for both CC winners. Marlene Carter made up another new champion in the shape of Ankaru’s Another High Level to Somanic under Florence Jellings, and also went BOB. His first two CCs came in quick succession at the start of 2014 under Lynne Campbell at NWPC and Helen Bakewell at WELKS. H...

Poodles, Standard - week 30Updated : 17/07/2015

SQUASHED between Blackpool and the club show was Windsor where a quality entry awaited Nicola Gabutt. Her BOB, Sharon Pine-Haynes’ Ch Vicmars Pretty Reckless went on to G3 under Jackie Kitchener.      BD was Philip Landgon’s soon to be crowned Huffish American Gangster with Atastar, with RB...

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