Saturday, 31 July 2010

Northern and Eastern Counties Summer Open Show

This show is held on the same weekend as the Leeds Champ. show, except for every 3rd year, which gives us a good weekend of shows after travelling quite a distance. It is held in the bright airy village hall at Thorpe Willoughby in Yorkshire.
Maisie and Swallow both came 2nd in their classes.

The judge, Estelle Kirk,(Kirkchase) goes over the first class, Minor Puppy Dog, at the start of the show.

Best Pup in Show and 1st in Puppy Bitch was Ringlands Phantom Spirit of Amemka.

Best Puppy Dog was Lafford Lord Snooty of Delphlands.
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The phalene, Gleniren Tres Mannefico

Gennasus Make Believe

Lafford Flyin Without Wings at Dourhu
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The Brace class gets underway.

Winners of the Brace--Calajoy Silver Lining and Calajoy Robbie Macfluff

The Cheryldene brace show their paces.
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Lafford Fly to Elfuago--1st in Minor Puppy Dog

Sue's Gennasus On a Mission came 2nd in Minor Puppy Dog.

Lynflyer Mirror Image--1st in Minor Puppy Bitch

My Maisie (Craigaber Timewatch) came 2nd in Puppy Bitch
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Resrve Best Bitch--Lynflyer Misty Dawn

Best Bitch--Calajoy Silver Lining

Resrve Best Dog--Burghbridge UR Solid Gold

Best in Show (and Best Dog)-Tutyak Climate Control
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Friday, 30 July 2010

Maisie at Leeds

Sue Gray(Gennasus) today sent me these photos she'd taken at the Championship Show when Maisie won the Puppy Bitch class.

This pose is not a not a "required element in the showring!
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Thursday, 29 July 2010

Toy Group 1 and 2 at Leeds Ch. Show.

Group 1-Ch.Vanitonia Unwrapped.

..and I've just read (Friday) that she then went on to win Best in Show!


Group 2-Ch. Lafford Fly Me Too Farleysbane (Dave) strutting his stuff.

...............and again

..and finally placed Group 2.
Well done, Dave!
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Some photos from Leeds Championship Show, July 2010.

I had looked, on the internet, at the 10 day forecast for the Leeds area and was a bit dismayed to see it was forecasting showers for the Saturday of the Toy judging at the show. Wet ground at Harewood House is not ideal for pulling a trolley loaded with dogs and other paraphernalia. There is a fairly long drag uphill to exit the showground to our carpark and I'll swear it gets steeper as the years progress. However this "e"information was ill founded and we had almost uninterrupted sunshine throughout the day.
We stayed on to watch the Toy Group judging and were delighted to see our Best of Breed papillon taking Group 2 behind the winning extrovert Chinese Crested bitch, Ch. Vanitonia Unwrapped.
I have very few photos of the papillon bitches. I was showing in two bitch classes and both Maisie and Swallow won their classes, but of course, no photos of them either at the show. I may get some later from Sue so will post them then. Roley was unplaced in the Puppy Dog class.
Our judge was Brenda Banbury.

The winning line-up for Minor Puppy Dog.

This little bitch, Papplewick Pretty in Pink at Adinaken, won the Junior Bitch Class

As we made our way back to the carpark the Red Kites, for which Harewood is famous, made an appearance.
After spending quite some time watching it gliding and soaring, and most folk gone from the carpark, another Kite appeared. That completed what had been a pretty good day for us.
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Ch. Lafford Fly Me Too Farleysbane, who won the Dog CC and then Best of Breed.

Jr. Ch. Ir. CH. Ibstock Bright Spark for Spinillons winning the Reserve Dog CC at the age of 11 years.

Best Puppy in Breed was Lafford Lord Snooty of Delphlands. (sorry I caught him with his tail down!)

The judge having another look to choose the Reserve Dog from the line-up of winning dogs.

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Tuesday, 27 July 2010

A dog-showing weekend.

A pair of lions guarded the path to the front door.

A pair of griffins guarded the doorway.

We travelled down on Friday to attend the Leeds Championship show on Saturday and the nearby Northern and Eastern Counties Papillon Club summer Open show on Sunday. I travelled with Sue (Gennasus) and her two dogs and I had taken Swallow and the two pups, Maisie and Roley. Sue had arranged two nights accommodation with friends who lived on the edge of a local town in the Yorkshire dales. And it is some house they have! It had been built by a wealthy wool mill owner as a gift for his daughter on the occasion of her wedding. The woodwork in the interior showed signs of no expense having been spared with a massive curved staircase, huge solid wooden doors and deep skirting boards. The ceilings in the several public rooms were ornately carved.

It had been in need of some considerable renovations when Sue's friends bought the house but now it is lovely--the kind I like, with lots of wee rooms and cupboards for storing "stuff"!

I wouldn't like the upkeep though!

It also had an adjoining three fields.........perfect for walking dogs.

The dogs follow Sue up the path through the fields.

This is the view down over their part of the Dales.
(More of the two shows in later posts.)
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It was 6 o'clock before we left the second show, on the Sunday, for the journey home and this is us reaching the crossing over the river Tweed, almost into Scotland. The sun was going down.

Farther north, near Dunbar, we were heading into the setting sun. It was beautiful but far from ideal for driving.

Only a couple of miles to go and the moon is rising. It is now 10.30 pm.

These last three photos were taken through the windows of the moving car, hence the blurring.
(Sue still has another 135 miles to reach her home in Morayshire, but that will wait till Monday forenoon.)

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Wednesday, 14 July 2010


With bigger than ever crowds, T in The Park has been hailed as a great success yet again. There has only been 1 rape, 2 attempted murders, 1 serious accident (a youth falling from a flagpole), 1 fatal collapse and over 200 other incidents, several resulting in arrests, many of which were drug related, not to mention the mess left behind in the campsites. The vast majority of the tents have merely been abandoned. A Great Success indeed!

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

New variation of the breed.

This a part of the photo from the last post. I've been keeping quiet about this new variation of papillon-----the twin headed model! I have not shown her so far as there have been no classes scheduled but maybe NSC???
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