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Picardy Sheepdogs - week 9Updated : 23/02/2017

SO THE countdown to Crufts is on, the dog passes are through, as are my steward bits. The hotel is booked and now I have to sort outfits for exhibiting and stewarding, oh and prepare some dogs! More information on the Crufts entry. Of the three Picards coming over from France, two belong to Angelique Ricard they are Grizzly ...

Picardy Sheepdogs - week 8Updated : 16/02/2017

UNFORTUNATELY both Picards entered for National W/P Breeds were unable to attend due to unforseen circumstances, apologies to judge Lynne Salt.      The 141st Westminster Kennel Club dog show featured nearly 3,000 dogs. The breed rounds are held at Piers 92 and 94, while the groups and BIS at Madison Squ...

Picardy Sheepdogs - week 7Updated : 09/02/2017

THERE are five Picards entered for Crufts, how fabulous is that? Two are from the UK, our resident show girls that I am often reporting on and three from France. Pastoral import classes total an entry of 30 made up of 14 dogs and 16 bitches.      Some overseas news, at the 44th Mouscron in Belgium Bernar...

Picardy Sheepdogs - week 6Updated : 01/02/2017

NEWS FROM the US this week: Christina’s Chester ‘Gigolo’ Potter has gained his MACH 3 title (master agility champion).      The qualifications to gain this elite award is quite a read. Dog and handler as a team earning novice, open, excellent and master titles. Novice, open and excellen...

Picardy Sheepdogs - week 5Updated : 27/01/2017

AT MANCHESTER the judge for import register pastoral was Anne Mcdonald. We had two Picards entered. Tina and Clive Pickering’s brindle bitch Maya de la Valle de Creve Coeur avec Picarboo (Hubert-Hasko de L’abbaye des Sources Bleues ex Jalisca du Moulin des Alouettes) won puppy bitch, bred by Christine Le Blond in...

Picardy Sheepdogs - week 4Updated : 20/01/2017

NO NEWS this week, so do help me out and send any snippets of what you have been up to with your Picards. Maybe you made a new year resolution to achieve something this year, it would be great to hear how it’s going. Although very trainable the Picard does need the right motivation and will sometimes wonder why on eart...

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