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Pyrenean Mountain Dogs - week 9Updated : 22/02/2017

AT THE PMDC of GB champ show our judge was specialist Howard Tonks. Howard has had Pyreneans for nearly 50 years now. He lives in Ireland and he started judging in 1974 with his first open show and had his first champ show appointment in Ireland in 1978. He awarded CCs for the first time in GB in 1982.    &nb...

Pyrenean Mountain Dogs - week 8Updated : 14/02/2017

COMING up to that time of year when Crufts in upon us once more. Pyreneans are on Sunday in hall 4, ring 2 and first in the ring at 9am. Our judge is specialist Mary Dunk with 79 dogs and 84 entries.      I think it’s better being first on as this then gives you time after judging to visit all thos...

Pyrenean Mountain Dogs - week 5Updated : 26/01/2017

HAZEL and Aaron Randall are a young couple who have a great interest in our breed. They have two Pyreneans that they show and have just had there affix accepted by the Kennel Club. Their affix is Hangerberry. I asked Hazel how she had come by this, she said it was the name on the signpost at the bottom of the road. She said ...

Pyrenean Mountain Dogs - week 4Updated : 18/01/2017

WE AND the dogs travelled down to take part in the SEPMDC Dog of The Year, Pup of the Year and Veteran of the Year, or in short DOTY, POTY, VOTY.      As always at this competition Mariam Absolom and her team of helpers always put on an excellent meal, this year we started with melon and fruit juice, the...

Pyrenean Mountain Dogs - week 3Updated : 11/01/2017

A CORRECTION to my notes, when counting up the new champions for 2016 I missed off Sw/Dan/Fin/Nor Ch Vi’skaly’s Harlem Shake owned by  Miss N Danielson. He won his first CC, BOB and G2 at Crufts 2015 from Toni Jackson, his second CC, BOB and G2 at Crufts 2016 judge Noel Melling. His third CC and BOB was at B...

Pyrenean Mountain Dogs - week 1Updated : 29/12/2016

BY THE time you are reading these notes we will be in 2017, so would like to wish you all a happy new year, with every success if you show.                   Here is a breakdown of the main winners of 2016. Top winning Pyrenean is Ch Char...

Pyrenean Mountain Dogs - week 51Updated : 13/12/2016

BY THE time you read these notes Christmas will be with us. Where has the year gone?      At the last championship show of the year, LKA, Pyreneans were judged by Toni Jackson. We were first in the ring at 9am.      DCC was Savage’s Ch/Fr/Sw/Int Ch Vi’Skaly’s Ha...

Pyrenean Mountain Dogs - week 46Updated : 10/11/2016

IT WAS up to Scotland for Scottish Working and Pastoral Breeds. An early start for Pyreneans in the ring at 9am,with some long distance exhibitors showing.      Keith Nathan awarded DCC and BOB to Tadd’s Jacko du Haras de Chante Neige avec Kricarno who went on to G4. RDCC was Mattison, Sandstrom ...

Pyrenean Mountain Dogs - week 45Updated : 02/11/2016

AT MIDLAND Counties we were on the last day and second in the ring. Our judge was Andrew Brace, who had one of the highest entries since Crufts with 51 dogs making 66 entries.      DCC, his first, BOB and group shortlisted was Mattison, Sandstrom and Nagrecha’s Vi’Skaly’s My Way Or No...

Pyrenean Mountain Dogs - week 43Updated : 21/10/2016

A CORRECTION to my breed notes at the PMDC of Scotland open show – RBD should be Holmes’ Lisjovia Takahashi. GILL POLLARD

Pyrenean Mountain Dogs - week 42Updated : 13/10/2016

AT SOUTH Wales Dawn Cochrane judged the breed without CCs. There were eight entries with two absent.      BD, BOB and BP was Holmes’ Lisjovia Takahashi. RBD was Shepperd’s Gillandant The Illusionest at Avantgarde. BB was Ford’s Lisjovia Whistling Dixie for Montimur. RBB was Bamford&rs...

Pyrenean Mountain Dogs - week 39Updated : 21/09/2016

AT DARLINGTON we were fifth in the ring getting in early afternoon. Our judge was Mr G Duffield with no CCs on offer here.      BD and BOB was Kenyon and Ward’s Ch Charibere Simply Special at Chezanna. RBD was Kenyon, Ward and Bermingham’s Charibere Simply Magic at Chezanna. BB and BOS was ...

Pyrenean Mountain Dogs - week 38Updated : 15/09/2016

ENJOYING all this beautiful sunshine at the moment, I have never seen so many butterflies about.      At Richmond after all that sunshine it decided to rain all day, judging was under cover, the ring was half in and half out and the dogs when moving out from under cover did not like the rain dripping o...

Pyrenean Mountain Dogs - week 37Updated : 07/09/2016

AT CITY of Birmingham, I had the pleasure of judging with 37 entered with seven absentees. My main winners were: DCC and BOB was Lewis’s Idris Du Pyradanti and RDCC was Mattison-Sandstrom and Sanstrom’s Vi’Skaly’s My Way Or No Way.      BCC was Bayliss’ Shiresoak She&rsquo...

Pyrenean Mountain Dogs - week 35Updated : 24/08/2016

AT WKC Albert Wight awarded DCC and BOB to Kenyon and Ward’s Ch Charibere Simply Special at Chezanna and RDCC Ford’s Ch Desalazara Fernando.      BCC was Edward’s Ch Gillandant Leyla Via Shanlimore and RBCC Pollard’s Gillandant Ginger Spice. BP was Holmes’ Lisjovia Takahas...

Pyrenean Mountain Dogs - week 34Updated : 16/08/2016

AT BOURNEMOUTH, as always for this show, the weather seems to be good, I thought the venue was very good, not having been here before, with plenty of room.      Our judge was breed specialist Keith Savage. DCC, his first, was Waters’ Sketrick Oja and RDCC was Ford’s Ch Dezalazara Fernando. ...

Pyrenean Mountain Dogs - week 33Updated : 10/08/2016

THE SHOWS are in full swing now. At Paignton our judge was Dave Weller and this was his first time awarding CCs. The entry was 22 but with six absentees. We were second in the ring, so in just after noon.      DCC and BOB was Kenyon and Ward’s Ch Charibere Simply Special at Chezanna and RDCC Tadd...

Pyrenean Mountain Dogs - week 32Updated : 02/08/2016

THE PMDC of GB held its open show and fun day together – it proved to be a resounding success.      Everybody seemed to think it all went well with great atmosphere. You could not have asked for a better day, wall-to-wall sunshine, outside all day, with a very busy day for our judge of the breed ...

Pyrenean Mountain Dogs - week 31Updated : 27/07/2016

I HOPE all your animals have coped with the mini heatwave we have had. I have been only walking the dogs first thing in the morning and last thing at night. I could not believe there was a chap near where we live who was exercising his Cavalier by running him at the side of his bike at the hottest part of the day.  &...

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