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Cotons de Tulear - week 26Updated : 22/06/2017

THE TRIP to Border Union for the AVNSC classes was an excellent decision for Margaret Harvey whose Cotonkiss Moondance to Cotonden was BB and BP under Peter Clifton. Later in the day, Linda Gilhespy placed her PG2 to round off a successful day.      In Dublin, at Swords International championship show, D...

Cotons de Tulear - week 25Updated : 15/06/2017

AFTER a break of seven days, the Coton exhibitors were at Three Counties under Jane Lilley. There were suggestions of showers early in the day, so breed judging took place inside, although the group judging took place outside as the weather had improved considerably.      We were third in the ring and th...

Cotons de Tulear - week 24Updated : 08/06/2017

AT SOUTHERN Counties, in the second year when we have had breed classes, there were a total of 27 Cotons present from 18 exhibitors with only three dogs absent. Judge Geoffrey Curr had classes of five exhibits in both PD and PB, maintaining the continuing increase in both exhibits and exhibitors. From those classes, he chose...

Cotons de Tulear - week 23Updated : 01/06/2017

AT LAST, it has happened – yes, a Coton has gained a G1 at a championship show!      Before the excitement of the group ring at Bath championship show, Jeff Luscott was presented with 11 exhibits out of the 16 entered. He selected his BP from the PB class with Margaret Harvey’s Cotonkiss Moon...

Cotons de Tulear - week 22Updated : 25/05/2017

SUNSHINE welcomed one of the highest number of Cotons to be judged at SKC. We were fourth in the ring and everyone was resigned to a late start, so there was plenty of time for shopping! Just before our breed entered the ring, there was a call for the toy group.      Judge L Pinto Teixeira, who had been ...

Cotons de Tulear - week 20Updated : 11/05/2017

THE SUN shone brightly at the National championship show on the last day when there was a grand total of 34 Coton exhibits for Margaret Mallows with eight absent from the original entry of 42.      It was very pleasing to see so many young exhibits with six in MPD and seven in the MPB classes. Hopefully,...

Cotons de Tulear - week 19Updated : 05/05/2017

THERE was a poignant minute’s silence led by Howard Ogden outside the ring before judging of our breed at WELKS in memory of Dominic Browne who had been scheduled to judge prior to his premature death.      The weather was bright, but with a slight breeze that showed off the flowing coats of the ex...

Cotons de Tulear - week 18Updated : 27/04/2017

THE AGM of the CDTC of the UK took place recently and those present heard the chairman outline another successful year for the club and the breed. Helen Baxter and Corrine Hanson-New re-joined the committee.      After reporting on her success last week for Jo and Steve Scott’s Cukaton Sky’s ...

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...

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