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Portuguese Water Dogs - week 17Updated : 19/04/2017

APOLOGIES for no notes over the last few weeks, but Michael and I snatched a much needed short notice holiday to Crete and now back at the grindstone.      The club open show was a great success and a lovely atmosphere prevailed all day, the raffle table was groaning with lots of Easter goodies along wit...

Portuguese Water Dogs - week 13Updated : 22/03/2017

CRUFTS is all over for another year. I don’t know if it is me or does anyone else feel it is getting more like a circus than ever before, less about the breed judging more a shopping experience. Go on tell me I am bah humbug, perhaps it was because I was feeling decidedly under the weather on the day.   &nbs...

Portuguese Water Dogs - week 10Updated : 01/03/2017

CHELTENHAM open show was held with three classes scheduled, judged by specialist Michelle Spencer who had an entry of 13 with three absent. Thank you to all who entered; it is important to support the open shows and give the breed club listed judges the chance to gain more experience and numbers to move up the judging lists....

Portuguese Water Dogs - week 8Updated : 14/02/2017

A COMMITTEE meeting was held and items were discussed for the forthcoming AGM. It was agreed that a seminar and judging assessment would take place on Oct 14 with more details to follow once speaker and venue are booked      There are to be training days with qualified trainer Madaleine Hand with a varie...

Portuguese Water Dogs - week 5Updated : 26/01/2017

MANCHESTER championship show but without CCs for our breed saw Tom Mather judging, he had a good entry of 28 but sadly ten were absent. BB and BOB was Thelma Taylor’s Rarjo All About That Bass at Tamlin. BD went to Julie and Ashlie Pike with Rarjo Any Dream Will Do at Breezelyn.      The mother and...

Portuguese Water Dogs - week 3Updated : 10/01/2017

FIRST CHAMPIONSHIP show of the new year was Boston, but no CCs for our breed. Janice King had a good entry of 19 with eight absent; some of those I know were sadly down to the kennel cough.      BD and BOB was Belleville Anjo Negro and his litter sister Belleville Asas De Anjo was RBB – a nice st...

Portuguese Water Dogs - week 2Updated : 04/01/2017

I WILL START by wishing everyone a very happy new year and may it be a healthy and successful one.      LKA turned out to be a rather unhealthy show as I have heard of a lot of exhibitors’ dogs having kennel cough around a week later. As I sit here writing these notes I still have two of mine cou...

Portguese Water Dogs - week 51Updated : 13/12/2016

LAST SHOW of the year LKA, always a highlight for the shopping and parties and this year was no exception. Our judge Gill Yeates had a lovely entry of 46 dogs one of the best entries this year although there were a few absentees.      DCC, his third, and BOB was David and Barbara Randall’s Rysalk...

Portuguese Water Dogs - week 47Updated : 15/11/2016

NO NOTES last week as I had no computer, hacked again, another £50 repair bill – it makes me frightened to open attachments these days.      Discover Dogs was very successful from the reports I have had and on behalf of the committee I would like to thank Joanna and Ricardo Araujo and Carly...

Portuguese Water Dogs - week 45Updated : 02/11/2016

MIDLAND Counties was offering its first set of CCs for the breed this year taking our total to 15 for the breed. Valarie Foss had an entry of 35 with seven absentees. One of those was mine as sadly the carer for my mother had a problem, so I could not get away.      DCC and BOB was Cathy Thompson-Morga...

Portuguese Water Dogs - week 42Updated : 12/10/2016

THE FUNERAL took place for Jenny Sword on Sept 27 at Scunthorpe Crematorium. There were many friends from the breed attending to pay their respects and support Alistair. Jenny was a mine of information and she will be missed by many of us. God bless a lovely lady.      News from Wendy Smith with a nice...

Portuguese Water Dogs - week 40Updated : 28/09/2016

SHERINGHAM held PWD classes for the first time. Sadly there were only two entries for the two classes. It is such a pity that exhibitors do not support the shows that give us classes or where will future judges get their experience and numbers if no one enters. As members of the breed club we sign up to promote our breed and...

Portuguese Water Dogs - week 39Updated : 20/09/2016

NOT MUCH news this week other than Darlington, which was judged by Moray Armstrong with no CCs on offer. He had an entry of nine with two absent. Ms Newton’s Multi Ch Hi Seas Dr Romeo Macduff was BD and BOB.      Cathy Thompson-Morgan and Ed Morgan had another good day taking RBD with Belleville ...

Portuguese Water Dogs - week 38Updated : 14/09/2016

ARJO KOSKELO judged Richmond. She had an entry of 16 with four absent. Cathy Thompson-Morgan and Ed Morgan had a good day taking both CCs with litter brother and sister puppies Belleville Anjo Negro, who took DCC, BOB and BP plus G4 under Stuart Mallard, and Belleville Asas De Anjo took BCC.      Ms Ne...

Portuguese Water Dogs - week 37Updated : 07/09/2016

OUR CLUB championship show was held this year in conjunction with City of Birmingham and was really special as it was the 25th anniversary since the first ever club show, although there were no CCs available for the breed until 2007. Dr Margaret Buckley had the honour of judging this special show, which offered prize money a...

Portuguese Water Dogs - week 34Updated : 17/08/2016

BOURNEMOUTH was judged by Jeff Horswell giving his third set of CCs he had an entry of 23 with nine absent he chose for DCC and BOB Ms Newton’s Ch/Can/Am/Mex/Norw/Sw Ch Hi Seas Dr Romeo Macduff, handled by Byron Williams. Cathy Thompson Morgan and Ed Morgan’s Hooligan Sing To Finland from Belleville took RDCC and...

Portuguese Water Dogs - week 33Updated : 09/08/2016

PAIGNTON, judged by Rodney Oldham, had an entry of nine with six absent, no CCs on offer, BD and BOB was Ms Newton’s Ch/Can/Am/Mex/Norw/Sw Ch Hi Seas Dr Romeo Macduff. Cathy Thompson Morgan and Ed Morgan’s Belleville Anjo Negro took BD and BP then went on to gain PG3 under Mr Stewart-Ritchie, his litter sister Be...

Portuguese Water Dogs - week 31Updated : 29/07/2016

SORRY there have been no notes for a few weeks. I have had eye surgery and had some difficulty reading and driving hence not been at the last few shows so lots to catch up on.      National Working and Pastoral Breeds had first time judge Del Richards in charge. She had an entry of 35 with seven absent...

Portuguese Water Dogs - week 28Updated : 05/07/2016

WINDSOR saw Hedd Richards awarding CCs for the first time. He had an entry of 38 with seven absent. He chose for DCC and BOB Ms Newton’s Ch/Can/Am/Mex/Norw/Sw Ch Hi Seas Dr Romeo Macduff, who went on to G2 under Robin Newhouse. RDCC and BP was another lovely win for Cathy Thompson-Morgan and Ed Morgan with Belleville A...

Portuguese Water Dogs - week 26Updated : 21/06/2016

BORDER Union had specialist Viv Stevens giving CCs for the fifth time. Sadly she only had an entry of eight. It is always a problem for a specialist as some exhibitors are excluded from entering if the judge bred their dog and of course it is a long drive to Scotland. Viv also had a nice entry of 86 Bearded Collies the same ...

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