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Picardy Sheepdogs - week 22Updated : 24/05/2017

NO SHOW news to report on this week. SKC didn’t draw an entry of Picards for the IR classes. Unfortunately, the same has to be said for Redditch open show. A shame as it is an import register spectacular, with even a best IR in show.      Hopefully with those in the country gaining in age, we may p...

Picardy Sheepdogs - week 21Updated : 17/05/2017

NO PICARDS entered in the IR classes judged by Jane Lilley at the National. Please let me know if you are off to a show and let me have the results, especially with open shows, where the results are not recorded on the show sites.      If you have anything for inclusion please get in touch. TRACEY GRAY,...

Picardy Sheepdogs - week 20Updated : 11/05/2017

I DIDN’T give the registrations made with the Kennel Club for 2016. The total was eight, one each in the first, second and fourth quarter but we had five in the third. Most that come in are not in show homes and we have to remind and ask the owners nicely to remember to register them with the KC to help our numbers gro...

Picardy Sheepdogs - week 19Updated : 03/05/2017

THE AMIENS show was in France and there was a fabulous entry of 23 Picards for Jean-Jacques Dupas with 13 males and ten females. I don’t have all the results unfortunately, but I can tell you that Hasko de L’abbaye des Sources Bleues (Verlaine de La Tour Philippe ex Diva des Garous d’Ebene) was awarded the ...

Picardy Sheepdogs - week 18Updated : 27/04/2017

GOOD NEWS in that the Picard population in the UK has increased by threew so far this year. The first came in February – Nigel Meade now has the pleasure of sharing his life with Wylie, officially known as Muppet Les Pic d’Arlee (Grizzly du clos de la sapineraie ex Holly de Luciwan), bred by Angelique Ricard. The...

Picardy Sheepdogs - week 17Updated : 19/04/2017

NO PICARDS are entered at National W/PB of Wales for import register breed judge Carol Friend-Rees. The import classes were actually Pumi classes – quite envy their numbers and they always support the classes well.      I really don’t have any news to report on this week, so can all you Picar...

Picardy Sheepdogs - week 16Updated : 13/04/2017

WELL, DENISE Cartwright and Sue Burdett’s Lilli Lu, Jaida des Garous D’ebene avec Drenoss (Gerebus des Mandarins Bleues ex Gaia-Lou Garous D’ebene) has dipped her paws in another direction.      At the ACD of GB open show (their main breed) Lilli was able to enter the limited obedience,...

Picardy Sheepdogs - week 15Updated : 05/04/2017

CONGRATULATIONS to Bridget Connolly and her Picard Luc for gaining their agility foundation. Luc De L’abbaye des Sources Bleues (Duc du Domaine de Bredenarde ex Galli De L’abbaye des Sources Bleues) was bred by Patrick Rogez in France. I believe Bridget competes with Border Collies and is finding Luc a completely...

Picardy Sheepdogs - week 14Updated : 30/03/2017

SHOW NEWS from abroad, the Montlucon show had an entry of 12 Picards for judge Jeanette Larive. She awarded the DCAC, CACIB and BOB to Anne- Marie Gaudot's Jaures de Montribous (Esco de L'avocat De La Tour ex Folies Bergere de Montribois). BCAC and CACIB went to Ms Isabelle Alues Lyken de la jassette du Cap del Mas (Glenn d...

Picardy Sheepdogs - week 13Updated : 22/03/2017

THRILLED to say that after the friendships built at Crufts with our French exhibitors, both Jean-Pierre and Benoit have joined the UK club and are regular contributors to our Facebook pages as well, great to have their input.      Thanks to Tina Pickering for the following overseas results. At the Toulou...

Picardy Sheepdogs - week 12Updated : 16/03/2017

WELL THAT’S Crufts done and a pretty successful one for the Picard. We were represented by three French and one UK dog.      Our judge was Mark Cocozza who had an entry of five Picards but Maya was absent. Both the French males were in open dog where Look Up And Down des Bergers du Desert (Homaha d...

Picardy Sheepdogs - week 11Updated : 08/03/2017

NOT MUCH to chat about breed wise today but still least I know that will be different for next week’s breed notes. It’s Tuesday March 7 and I am getting sorted to leave for the NEC tomorrow for five days. So much to look forward to but spending days stewarding and another showing the Griffons it will be pretty fu...

Picardy Sheepdogs - week 10Updated : 02/03/2017

I CAN BREATHE a sigh of relief! I posted all the Discover Dogs passes and car park tickets to Shirley to send out as she is dealing with the rota and after a week on first class postage they have not arrived! Not having time to keep waiting I rang the Kennel Club this afternoon who are going to send out more entry passes as ...

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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