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Cotons de Tulear - week 14Updated : 30/03/2017

THE ENTRY for UK Toydog was yet again a record breaker, with 29 exhibits presented to judge Tony Allcock. There were eight absent.       BD and BOB was Anne and Tommy Craig’s Cotonkiss Moon Rock, taking him into an early lead in the national competition. Shirley and John Nichols’ Cotonki...

Cotons de Tulear - week 12Updated : 16/03/2017

THE LARGEST number of Cotons ever at a show in the UK gave judge Dr A Schemel an excellent array of our favourite breed at Crufts. There were a total of 67 exhibits entered and only six were absent on the day. A breakdown of the exhibits shows that there were 24 from outside the UK and for those currently resident in the UK,...

Cotons de Tulear - week 9Updated : 23/02/2017

THE NORTH Wales Toy Dog open show was a successful one for Christine Brooks’ Blosscoton Snow Queen where she was BPIS from the Coton classes.      Meanwhile in Scotland at Tayside and Lochee, Jennifer Murray’s Happypaws Carefree went G1 under Mrs J Pritchard from the NSC classes.   ...

Cotons de Tulear - week 6Updated : 02/02/2017

WITH NO championship shows to report on, it was pleasing to hear that in the north east, Steve and Jo Scott’s puppy Cukaton Sky’s The Limit was BOB and BP at the Northern Dog show under Rose Mitchell, who also awarded her PG3.      The class successes at Manchester show has added a further th...

Cotons de Tulear - week 5Updated : 27/01/2017

THE WEATHER was kind to those travelling to the Manchester, unlike some previous years. Judge Val Blore had a total of 26 exhibits to go over with five absent. It was lovely to welcome Ruth Marsden and her mother back in the ring after a considerable gap with two of their six month old homebred puppy girls.   &nbs...

Cotons de Tulear - week 3Updated : 12/01/2017

THERE were no breed classes at Boston and only Jo and Steve Scott ensured that the judge in the NSC classes had a Coton to go over. The judge, Rob Sansom, who judged the breed at City of Birmingham in 2016, found his winners from the other breeds.       At Bon-Accord Rosemary MacRae placed Jennife...

Cotons de Tulear - week 2Updated : 04/01/2017

THERE were very welcome increases in 2016 for our little white wonders. We learned that Southern Counties was starting to schedule classes for the breed and this was followed by Windsor, where it was pleasing to see that their first appointment went to a breed specialist and there were a good number of exhibits on the day of...

Cotons de Tulear - week 1Updated : 28/12/2016

WITH THE end of the show season as far as national competitions are concerned, we can now congratulate Anne and Tommy Craig on their Cotonkiss Moon Rock for winning the top Coton competition. It was closely contested with at one point four dogs in the running.      Michelle Watson and her sister Liz Di...

Cotons de Tulear - week 50Updated : 08/12/2016

THE NORTH East was the setting for more open show success at Newton and Aycliffe open show where Jo and Ste Scott’s Cukaton Sky’s The limit gained quite a collection as BPNSC, BNSC, G3 and PG1, winning the Dremas Trophy, all under judge Fiona Valentine. Do let me know of open show results as it is always good to ...

Cotons de Tulear - week 49Updated : 01/12/2016

MORE OPEN show success at Spire Toy show when Michelle Watson and Liz Disney’s Happypaws Be Dazzled was BOB under Gaynor Morris. She then went on to BIS under Irene Robb. An excellent result!      At the same show, Helen Baxter’s Happypaws Cassandra’s Dream was BP.   JIM ...

Cotons de Tulear - week 48Updated : 23/11/2016

LIKE BUSES that come all together, there is a bumper bundle of results this week.      At the Euro Dog Show at Kortjik, there was lots of success from UK-bred and owned Cotons. Joyce and Kevin Holley’s Cotonkiss Ooh La La at Valeast was BOB, CAC and CACIB – a fabulous win aged only 20 month...

Cotons de Tulear - week 47Updated : 17/11/2016

THE CLUB held a successful breed seminar at New Haw Community Centre. The day nearly started with a hiccup as the chair and one of the assessors were stranded in their hotel bedrooms with no water supply during a fire incident. However, they arrived with minutes to spare and spent lunch time regaling us with the adventure!&n...

Cotons de Tulear - week 45Updated : 03/11/2016

THE COTON entourage moved to Stafford for Midland Counties where Geoffrey Davies was presented with 16 entries four of those entered being absent. BP was Jane Pearman and Marco Vinaccia’s M’Kinki Minki du Haut Marais at Mopseycoton at her first championship show and very recently reaching six months.  &nb...

Cotons de Tulear - week 44Updated : 28/10/2016

JENNIFER Murray has kept me up-to-date with a result from Kirkintilloch and Lenzie where Judge Jennifer Matches awarded BNSC and G2 to her Happypaws Carefree.      As the number of championship shows slows for the winter, there is more opportunity for exhibitors to support open shows and I am happy to ...

Cotons de Tulear - week 43Updated : 20/10/2016

WITH NO championship shows to report on, I have been told that there were three breed classes at Hitchin open show where breed specialist Grace Colley had a total of four exhibits with two absent. Her BOB was Clarke’s Cotonkiss Buddy Holly and BP was Clover’s Carbonebianco Pupa.      I am t...

Cotons de Tulear - week 42Updated : 14/10/2016

AT DRIFFIELD, there were no Coton classes but four exhibitors entered the NSC classes under Ian Blackshaw to ensure that the breed was represented. There was a class win for Allyson and Paul Milton’s Cotonkiss Frozen Xplosion, with Jennifer Murray, Elizabeth Wilson and Jo Scott giving creditable performances.  ...

Cotons de Tulear - week 39Updated : 22/09/2016

BEING second in the ring at Darlington still meant that it was after lunch time before Cotons entered the ring. I had accepted the invitation to judge at this show and was rewarded with 15 entries with only one absentee. Indeed, I had the pleasure of going over nine exhibits who were not present at my judging appointment las...

Cotons de Tulear - week 38Updated : 15/09/2016

A MUCH earlier start in the ring was a welcome change at Richmond. Portuguese judge Mr Rui Oliveira went over a total of 15 dogs with only four absent. It was good to welcome another new exhibitor, Mrs G Suttie, who had travelled from Cornwall as well as welcoming back Margaret Harvey with her new puppy bitch.   ...

Cotons de Tulear - week 37Updated : 07/09/2016

A CHANGE of judge a day before the City of Birmingham show meant that Peter Jolley judged the breed for the second time this year having done the honours at the National at the beginning of May. Our best wishes for a swift recovery go to Brenda Banbury who was unable to fulfil her appointment.      Pet...

Cotons de Tulear - week 33Updated : 11/08/2016

WHILE the sun was shining brightly, the hall was pleasantly cool at Paignton where the breed was third in the ring and it was nearly 2pm before Margaret Boulcott was presented with her first class. She had a total of ten exhibits with three absentees – a slight increase from the seven exhibits in each of the last two y...

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