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SKC Catch up from Alex Hill

“Despite the optimism of Gemma Pike the sun only shone intermittently between heavy showers over the 4 day period that I was caravanning there. I had stewarded for the first 2 days of SKC with 9am starts but on show days pugs were scheduled to start at 8.30 on Day 3.

First in the judging ring was Gary Thomas who had an entry of 89 with 12 absentees. He gave the DCC and BOB to Sophie Farnworth’s Ch Taftazini Nepalensis JW, the first of her three CC’s to be won over the next few days and the RDCC to Irene Ferguson’s Rhodendash Dream Date with Tartanmops. I believe this was Irene”s first “green card”.
In the bitches the BCC went to Julia Ashton’s Zobear Absolutely Fabulous, her first. Aged 17 months she was sired by Zobear’s Commander in Chief ex Zobear’s Hello Dolly. It was a good show for Julia who also won the Brace class under Rodney Oldham and a CC with her non pug Brigitte.
The BRCC went to Kath Storey’s Rhodenask Kotten Kopy. The BPIB was George and Gill McAleny’s Macmoore the Showman, BV was Alethea Robinson’s Tsuselena Continental ShCM and Best Special beginner was Jess Collier’s Pugistie Pop the Question who was also placed second in the Junior Stakes.

Sophie Farnworth also took the 4th spot in the Toy Group under I Sidgwick.

Second into the judging arena was Nick Gourley who also had an entry of 89 but this time with 16 absentees. Once again, the DCC winner was Sophie Farnworth’s boy Ch Taftazini Nepalensis JW and RDCC to our own Anzhela Heaven on Earth with Calaquendi JW. The BCC, her first, went to Edward Eddery’s Surprise Gift Ragemma who will be 2 this month and was bred by Gail Saffer. She was sired by Ragemma Strictly Solo JW ShCM ex Calaquendi Cause Celebre Avec Ragemma JW ShCM. The BRCC went to Karen and Olivia Tydeman’s (Wright’s) new champion Zuazu Sybil. The bitch went BOB and BPIB was Birch, Cannon and Burrows’s Flashnik The Chase is On. BV was once again Alethea Robinson’s Tsuselena Continental ShCM and Best Special Beginner was Brenda Marshall with Yorlanders Amethyst at Shandalar.

Owing to many exhibitors attending the show North of the Border over several days it was a good time for socialisation so with others I went to see James Bond and several of us met up for a meal out.
Kath Storey had B&B at the Pikes, along with Sian Hindle’s dogs, Sian unfortunately not being able to get leave. Her dogs had to be shared out between us to show and we managed not to miss a class. Not expecting to show, a Black Watch tartan jacket was kindly loaned to Victoria by Gemma.

A very hectic few days but good fun even if my nose is still running from the bitterly cold day at Kelso !


Thank you Alex.

Alison Mount alisonmount@btconnect.com

Breed Notes Pugs
October 13th 2021


No news from the show ring this week, but 2 photos to finish off last week’s rather manic notes. One of the new champion, Blacobby Collier Lad and the other from Judi Cracknell which I managed not to add from last week (sorry Judi).

The Pug Dog Club Championship Show December 2021***

Schedules are now available for the Pug Dog Club's Championship Show, which will be held on Sunday 5 December at Brackley, Northants. Judges: Amanda Ellis (Dogs), Terry Purse (Bitches), Adele Nicholson (Referee). The show is being sponsored by Eden Holistic Petfoods who are offering prizes for the main winners and treats for all class winners. There will be trophies to be won outright as well as the usual prize money and rosettes. Entries close Monday 8 November 2021 (postmark), Monday 15 November 2021 online. Schedules and online entries are open now at Fosse Data. Schedules will be sent to exhibitors at the last show, anyone else wanting a paper copy should contact me.
This show was postponed from its original date in July (when Crufts planned its rescheduled show for the same weekend), and completes the trio of Championship Shows run by the Pug Dog Club in 2021. The two previous shows were held in partnership with Championship Shows, so this will be held in a more familiar setting as a standalone show. The Officers and Committee of the Pug Dog Club look forward to welcoming you to its third Championship Show in six months!
Nigel Marsh tidemill123@gmail.com


The PDC is in the process of having a new website created. To contact Jo Houston, the Acting Secretary, please use secretary@thepugdogclub.com

Please also note that to contact Nigel Marsh, Show Secretary, the email address is now tidemill123@gmail.com as in the previous notice.

None of the other ‘@pugdogclub.org.uk’ email addresses are functioning.

From Karen Murphy.

The Wales and West of England will he holding 2 championship shows in 2022 on February 6th and June 12th. The judges will be announced in due course.

Great news from Judy Dawson Payne that Ch Judamie’s Santa Baby has received an HV CLEAR to go with her BOAS 0, Patella 0.0, PDE N/N or 0; that’s the way to go.

The other week I was asked about an archive of pug pedigrees in the UK to help with research in the USA. Unfortunately, there doesn’t appear to be anything available and to create a complete computerized pedigree database it would require a dedicated individual to input the data from all of the stud books - a monumental task in a populous breed like the pug. I have to say I felt very sad that there wasn’t anything or anyone to offer assistance.

I know that Covid has been raging since the National and Scotland and to make matters worse, kennel cough has reared its ugly head. Speedy recovery to everyone affected.

Karen Murphy will be covering Belfast for us the weekend after this coming one.

A final reminder for the Essex and East Anglia PDC show on November 14th – entries close on Monday October 25th.

Alison Mount alisonmount@btconnect.com

Breed Notes Pugs
September 29th 2021

Karen Murphy will be taking over as Secretary of the Wales and West of England Pug Dog Club. I am sure she will have an email address to link with the club and I shall share it with you once I have it.

I thoroughly enjoyed my trip to Stafford last Sunday for the 2 shows, Birmingham National Dog and the West Pennine PDC, being held in the Prestwood Centre. I have over the years said that Stafford was not my favourite showground, but the way everything was run was, in my opinion, absolutely ideal. From the start, the great offer of entering 4 dogs or more for £100 must have been a great attraction; add to that free parking in a specific direction appropriate to where your ring was located; a person constantly cleaning the loos and star of the day, CHAIRS! As a non-exhibitor these days and not having a trolley to stack things on, that was for me a real bonus and for the exhibitors not having to cart about gazebos etc, that must have been theirs.

We were in the Prestwood Hall so we had the refreshment facilities close by and as I said, the loos were close by too. There was plenty of room for crates and trolleys; doors were open for a flow of fresh air without being a major gale and for me, 2 shows in one day is a perfect arrangement. I understand that there are people who don’t like it, but I really do believe that this is the way ahead with the rapidly rising cost of hall hire and of course fuel which rarely goes down in price.

First off, giving CC’s for the first time was Sara Macdonald who had an excellent entry with 121 pugs present in the ring. As has become custom, she started with the dogs for her Birmingham entry at 9.00 and the West Pennine PDC started off with the bitches in the adjacent ring 30 minutes later.

Sara worked swiftly through her entry and awarded the DCC and later on BOB to Sian Hindle’s Rhodenash Wildest Dream at Readstone. This was his third CC having won first of all at S Counties under Kevan Barry and his second at Richmond under Charlotte Swateridge.

He was bred by Kath Storey, was 2 earlier this month and was sired by Ch. Rhodenash Kotten Klyde ex Ch Rhodenash Gloria. The RDCC was awarded to Elaine Arnold -Stronge’s Pugalicious Hufflepuff at Snugglepug, BPD to Zoe and Antony Monk’s Macmoore Stand and Deliver of Zoant and BVD to Adrian Brewer and Richard Pallister’s Diddismere High Kingdom.

On to the bitches and the entry pattern continued with the 2 largest classes again being Limit and Open although PGB had a better entry than PGD. Sara awarded a first CC to Holly Attwood’s homebred Taftazini Ivalace JW. She was 3 years old in August and has come back into the ring following a litter of puppies. She was sired by Ragemma Strictly Solo ex Ch Rhodenash Dream Chaser of Taftazini JW. The RBCC was awarded to Gail Saffer’s Ragemma Upsy Daisy from Limit, BPB was Miss Crothers Hazempugs Miss Lucy and BVB Cilla and Ernie Johnson’s Ch Tremorvah Cornish Charm at Popinjay.

In the challenges, the winner was Rhodenash Wildest Dream at Readstone., BP was Macmoore Stand and Deliver of Zoant and BV, Ch Tremorvah Cornish Charm at Popinjay.

The Johnson’s had the most unfortunate journey home, having to wait many hours on the hard shoulder to be rescued and taken home on a recovery vehicle arriving back at midnight. At least they were safe.

It was great to see so many people that I hadn’t seen for a long time for a quick chat including an interesting conversation with Julie Squire about gundogs while watching pugs (Kent and Anne Bolton was the original link) and a good old catch up with Wendy Johnson who has recovered well from surgery last month, and much to my delight Penny Macdonald was there with Elmo her hairy pug (Affenpinscher.) Penny has recently moved to 57 Whinlatter Drive, Barrow in Furness Cumbria LA14 4NR. Her telephone number remains the same.

While chatting, glasses of fizz and cakes were being passed around for recent celebrations; it was great to be almost back to normal; let us hope it stays that way.

Of course, while I was watching the Birmingham National show, there was plenty of activity in the adjacent ring for the West Pennine’s judge, Jenny Brown who was kept busy with her entry of bitches. Jenny awarded the BCC, her fourth to Anita Lunham’s Ch Anzhela Heaven Scent and the RBCC to Holly Attwood’s Taftazini Ivalace JW, the BPB to Sian Hindle’s Readstone Pandemic and BVB to Kath Storey’s Ch Rhodenash Gloria.

Having completed her judging, Jenny handed over to Sigurd Wilberg who continued with the dogs, awarding the DCC, yes, another, to Sian’s Rhodenash Wildest Dream at Readstone and the DRCC to Alex and Lucy Hill’s Anzhela Heaven on Earth with Calaquendi who was second to the DCC winner of the Open class. BPD was Cath While’s Roxmarr Evening All and BVD was Diddismere High Kingdom.

In the challenges, and at one point we all thought it was going to be a call for the replacement referee as Joyce and Ray Clark are without a car at the moment following their car being written off, so Joyce was unable to be there, the dog was declared BIS and the bitch RBIS. BPIS was Roxmarr Evening All, BV, Ch Rhodenash Gloria and Best Black in Show, Readstone Pandemic.

So, for the record, it was the first time the same pug has won 2 CC’s and BOB’s in one day. Sian you must be feeling pretty chuffed. Congratulations to all the winners.


Again, it was time to catch up with people who included Colin Wills looking remarkable after his long stay in hospital following surgery, Yvonne Mitchell looking just as she always does with Mandy and Becky and my dear friends Adrian and Richard along with so many others including Judith and Robin Coulter. Have I left anyone special to me out? I hope not. It really was a lovely day out.

The next few days will be busy North of the Border and we have, (fingers crossed) good coverage for next week providing everyone has the fuel to get there and back, so good luck everyone.

Alison Mount alisonmount@btconnect.com
















Breed Notes Pugs
September 22nd 2021
I asked Holly Attwood to cover Darlington for us. “We were gifted a great day of weather for Darlington Championship Show yesterday; in true British style, “it was warm, but not too warm!” which made for our last outdoor show a really pleasant day. Half in and half out rings, meant those without tents, had a good shaded area for the Pugs to relax in too. The rings were a great size, a bit hilly in areas which meant for some strategic placing of your dog to avoid ending up in a dip, but otherwise, nice short grass and no potholes. Special mention for their toilet facilities, it was a welcome change to the usual portaloos!!
Our breed specialist judge for the day, Mrs. Gillian McAleny commenced judging her entry of 106 Pugs with minimal absentees at 9am. Gill looked every bit the professional and was thorough and decisive and made dreams come true, crowning 2 NEW CHAMPIONS in our lovely breed. In dogs, Robin & Judith Coulter’s homebred boy, Blacobby Collier Lad gained his title. He is by Shardlow Midnight Cowboy Of Cazhmir, out of Delwin’s Black Peppa. He won his 1st CC and BOB under Sue Lee at East Of England 2019 and then his second at Richmond 2019 under Maureen Lee. He also has 3 RCCs to his name. The RDCC was awarded to Sophie Farnworth’s, “Elton”, Ch. Taftazini Nepalensis JW. Best puppy dog was Deniece Stuart and Liz Ward’s Roxmarr Just William.
Moving swiftly on to the bitch judging, the 2nd new champion of the day and subsequently Best Of Breed, was Karen & Olivia Tydeman’s homebred girl, Zuazu Sybil. “Sybil” is by Ch. Rhodenash Dreamtime and out of Ch. Zuazu Isabella JW. She was awarded her 1st CC at Windsor 2019 under Ian Brown and her 2nd under Margaret Boulcott at Boston 2020. The RBCC and litter sister to the RDCC winner was my “Dot,” Taftazini Ivalace JW. Best puppy bitch and then ultimately Best Puppy In Breed, was Sian Hindle’s, Readstone Pandemic.
Best Veteran was battled out between Gemma Pike’s Gemgwynad Dragonheart at Eivisah and Kath Storey’s Ch. Rhodenash Gloria, with “Gloria” taking the honour of Best Veteran in Breed. No placings in the groups for our Pugs this time, however all piloted the breed flag so very well. A special little addition to this show are the RCC stakes, which I am very pleased to say, both Dot and Elton won their respective groups under Mr. M James, meaning they could spend their winnings on an ice cream for them and a cheeky McDonald’s for us on the way home!
In other stakes classes, Roxmarr Just William picked up a very creditable VHC in the minor puppy stakes from Mr. J. Thirlwell, Lauren McGarry was awarded 2nd in post graduate stakes with Paradiz Ronado Toy Story under Mr. G.R. Davies and Edward Eddery won the YKC Member Stakes with Surprise Gift Ragemma, also under Mr. J. Thirlwell.
Huge congratulations to everyone!”
Elaine Arnold-Stronge and Jeanette Richardson had a very bad start to the day with a blow out on the M62 ending up on a low loader heading for Manchester to get the vehicle fixed. She missed all her Affenpinscher classes and only just made it into the ring for open dog. All on board arrived unscathed fortunately. That reminded me of an incident many years ago when Mandy Mitchell and I were heading to Driffield show at Doncaster racecourse. A foreign lorry didn’t see my car in the outside lane and we ended up being shunted on to the roundabout. We didn’t make it to the show unfortunately and the roundabout no longer exists.
I shall finish this week by wishing Holly every bit of good luck possible with her new university studies to become a veterinary surgeon. It will be hard work, but she is very determined and her future clients will really appreciate having a vet who understands and appreciates pedigree dogs along with the many more cross breeds.
Alison Mount alisonmount@btconnect.com





Breed Notes Pugs
September 15th 2021
I asked Charlote Fitsall to report back from Richmond Championship Show last Sunday where 104 pugs making an entry of 108 were ready for the prompt start at 9am by the smartly dressed pug Judge Charlotte Swateridge (Swhatapug/Xentique)

“The grounds of Loseley Park are beautiful with the weather being cloudy to start, then hot and humid spells throughout the rest of the day.

Sian Hindle had a lovely trio of wins over the day firstly winning the Dog CC, his second, with Rhodenash Wildest Dream At Readstone, then the RBCC with his daughter Readstone Pandemic and finally winning BP with her.

The RDCC went to Gill and George Mcaleny’s Ch Macmoore Mr Tambourine Man JW Sh.CM. They also had another lovely win in MPD with Macmoore The Showman.

The BCC and BOB went to the delighted Judy Dawson-Payne’s Judamie’s Santa Baby (Mary) (Migang Mustang x Migang Brianna With JudamIe) going on to win TG 3 under Judge David Guy, beautifully handled as usual by Daniel Mousley under whose guidance she won at Crufts 2020 under Aileen Welham and at the NPDC show under Joy Jolley last month. This was Judamie’s Santa Baby’s 3rd CC making her a new Champion! Congratulations!

BDP was Cath While’s Roxmarr Evening All and BV went to the smartly dressed Sylvia Liffen’s Bradstock Asphodel

In the large Limit B class of 14, Margaret Cowie was thrilled to win with Roxmarr Whole Lotta Rosie at Megipugi (Rosie) bred by Cath While.

The YKC Members Stakes held in the BIS ring at 9am and judged by Marion Sargent was another large class of 14, and was won by Surpise Gift Ragemma owned and handled by Edward Eddery.

Well done to Rebecca Collin’s daughter Lacie, a fabulous young handler winning 1st in Graduate B with Pugiste Just Peachy With Telphito and handling another pug “Alya” for Jessica Collier and winning 1st in Novice B. A huge round of applause was heard in both classes which was so lovely to hear.”

Thank you, Charlotte and welcome to the Roving Reporters.

I have heard from 2 people after having a great day out at Westmorland County dog show which sounds like a good old fashioned, proper show that has as a whole, sadly disappeared nowadays.
Firstly from Sarah Lynch showing Roxmarr Just William (Billy) who was placed first in his junior class to be further awarded BOB and BP. “He then went into the toy group first to be awarded group 3 in a good line up of adult toys then straight into the toy puppy group to be awarded PG1. We couldn’t be much prouder of how this little man is maturing. Agnes and Gordon were both placed in their classes too.” Sarah added “thank you to Deniece for allowing me to handle such a super little dog and a massive thank you to Judge Dick Morrison (Bowerswell)”

Alethea Robinson also reported back “There was just a shower of rain when we arrived so we pitched up on the field. (She was well prepared for the day with wellies, gloves, hat, coat, suntan lotion, shorts and sunglasses) “Tsuselena Continental, Bentley did us proud getting 2nd in Pug Open and winning AV Toy Veteran.
We stayed until the end for best veteran in show but didn’t get placed. The biggest surprise was Princess Ann and the Countess of Wessex turning up and walking round the dog show.”

FROM THE WEST PENNINE PDC.

The committee are looking forward to welcoming everyone to our championship show to be held in conjunction with Birmingham National Dog Show on Sunday 26th September.

We are pleased to announce that our two judges Mr Sigurd Wilberg (Dogs) and Mrs Jenny Brown (Bitches) have a fantastic entry of 133 dogs (148 entries).
All judging for both shows will take place in the Prestwood Centre on the show ground which the Birmingham National committee have kindly given us sole use of.

BIRMINGHAM NATIONAL JUDGING WILL TAKE PLACE IN RING 23 AND START WITH DOGS AT 9AM. WEST PENNINE WILL BE IN RING 24 AND STARTING WITH BITCHES AT 9.30AM.

We ask that all exhibitors to please prioritise getting their dogs shown in the National ring and to let the stewards know in the West Pennine ring if there is a clash. This is to help prevent any delay in dogs being able to get to the group ring later on in the day.

We have been made aware that Higham Press have had a system issue which has prevented the colour coded car park passes being issued as normal. Car parking is free but the colours allow exhibitors to be directed to the closest car park to their hall. Birmingham National have asked if everyone could take note of their intended colour and to let the car park marshallers know on entry. The colour assigned to pugs is BLUE.

We do hope that everyone has been able to take advantage of the great opportunity to enjoy two shows on the same day. If you have only entered the West Pennine show please see the secretary Lucy Hill on the day of the show as you will need removal passes to exit the showground.

A big thank you once again from the committee for all of your entries and we hope that you enjoy the day.
West Pennine Pug Dog Club

Holly Attwood will be reporting back from Darlington this coming Saturday where Gill McAleny has an entry of 105 dogs making 106 entries and I shall be at Birmingham the following week.
Alison Mount alisonmount@btconnect.com










Breed Notes Pugs
September 8th 2021
I don’t have much detail for the Driffield and NPDC open shows, but gather it was dull and quite chilly, so am relying mainly on photographs. I gather the disabled parking was very close to the ring with the convenience of the loss nearby, so remaining in the car was an option for some. The previous day had been very warm and pleasant which resulted in some exhibitors turning up totally unprepared for the chill.
At Driffield, the judge was Laurie Hunt awarding tickets for the first time in the breed. He had an entry of 94 making 98 entries with 19 absentees and the biggest classes were in Limit with 16 and 17 entries and puppy bitch with 15 entries.
He awarded the DCC his first to Alex and Lucy Hill’s Anzhela Heaven on Earth with Calaquendi JW owned by Alex and Lucy Hill. He was bred by Anita Lunham and was sired by Ch Calaquendi Nebuchadnezzar JW ShCm ex Ch Rhodenash Kotten Khiara avec Anzhela and is 3 years old. The RCC was awarded to Sian Hindle’s Rhodenash Wildest Dream at Readstone.
The BCC, her first and BOB was Sian’s homebred black pug puppy who was born in November, Readstone Pandemic who was sired by her own Wildest Dream ex Readstone Avada Kedavra and the RBCC was awarded to John, Sandra and Michelle Swinge and Gail Saffer’s Ragemma Saucy Suzie at Balthazar JW. There were 2 groups of pugs entered in the Breeders Competition, Kath Storey’s were placed second and Ms Crother’s fifth.
The NPDC open show was held at the same venue and the judge was Pauline Cunningham, looking very smart in black and white. At the end of the show when the photos were taken the very pretty blue and pink rosettes showed up strikingly against the blue cloth on the table.
Similar results from Driffield came up with Pauline’s choice of Sian’s Bertie winning Best in Show, his daughter, having just won a first CC and BOB was once again BP, his sister, Leanne Lindsay’s Rhodenash Dream Along with Anjuli was BB and then their Mother Ch Rhodenash Gloria was Best Veteran in show. A real family group if ever there was one.
Charlotte Fitsall tells me that Edward Eddery won BOB at SWECS with Surpise Gift Ragemma last weekend.
I hope everyone enjoys Richmond and look forward to hearing all about it.

Alison Mount alisonmount@btconnect.com







PUG PRESS
September 14th 2021

I am sorry for the lack of notes but I did say that there would be a delay as I have been on holiday. Dawn Bailey was kind enough to send the report from Blackpool.
“A pleasant morning welcomed us at Blackpool Championship Show. Pugs were allocated a reasonably sized ring which was situated at the furthest end of the showground. The fairly long grass on the car park made it awkward to push the trolleys thankfully we didn't have to transport gazebos too. Once on the showground as the grass was short it was much easier. Everyone settled at ringside with their trolleys and portaloos were nearby.

Our comfortably dressed judge Ilona Pool who I believe was awarding CCs for the first time, had drawn an entry of 113 dogs making 135 entries. Judging commenced promptly and with few absentees she worked methodically through her entries. As in previous shows this year there were few entries in the dog puppy classes.

Dog CC his third, and Best of Breed was awarded to Drew Pritchard's Rhodenash Kotten Kane at Empugrium JW, bred by Kath Storey CH TsuselenaJimmy Dean JW x CH Rhodenash Kotten Kandy. He was awarded his first CC under Robert Hitchcock at Birmingham National and his second under Ann Mynard at LKA congratulations Drew and Rupert

RDCC was awarded to Sian Hindle's Rhodenash Wildest Dream at Readstone. BPD was Cath Hyde's Roxmarr Evening All.

The judge moved swiftly on to bitches awarding the BCC, her first, to Robert Hitchcock and Lizzie Morley’s 3 year old Bobitch Midnight in Georgia. She was sired by Bobitch in a Big Country JW ShCM ex Bobitch Moon River JW ShCM. The RBCC went to Amanda Ellis's Eastonite Zara. BPB and BPIB was Sharon Briddon and Rob Fisher's Samlyrnrye Dixie Chick at Briddish. Best Junior and Reserve in the Group was Hilary Linnett's Conquell Cause No Offence, Best Veteran was Kath Storey's Rhodenash Gloria who went on to win the Toy Veteran Group.

In the stakes classes Kath Storey and her Rhodenash team won the breeders stakes, Alethea Robinson was second in the veteran stakes with Tsuselena Continental, Molly Reid won the Eukanubu Special Beginners Puppy Stakes with Moyard Babicinno among Bubbapug, Charlotte Fitsall was reserve in Special Beginners Stakes with Abukadra Tutti Frutti and Edward Eddery was second in the Open Stakes with Suprise Gift Ragemma, congratulations to everyone.
Placed or not placed I hope everybody enjoyed their day and how their dogs performed.”


The NPDC Championship show report was sent by Julia Ashton and Sue Lee. “The Northern PDC held their 2020 Championship Show on the 22nd August at Grenoside Community Centre, arranged at very short notice due to lack of available dates both at Grenoside and on the KC Shows calendar. The event was sponsored and supported by Wellness Core a company dedicated to canine nutritional wellbeing. Even though the date was just a couple of days after Toy Day at Blackpool we still had an entry of 94 pugs with very few absentees.
All our judges were replacement judges to those originally approved and our thanks go to Joyce Clark (dogs), Joy Jolley (bitches) and Colin Gullon (referee) who all willing stepped in to enable the show to take place.
We were also blessed with the attendance of Natalie Ratcliffe (vet) who undertook both Respiratory Function Grading and NPHS Visual Health Assessments for the National Pug Health Scheme. The health scheme will issue the bronze certificates through the post in the next few weeks. Well done to everyone who took part in the Health Testing! There were 21 Respiratory Function Grading tests completed along with a further 15 NPHS Visual Health Assessments. Our vet for the day must be exhausted! Thank you Natalie Ratcliffe for being both patient and flexible to accommodate testing to suit appearances in the ring.
It was good to know that the VHA scores have generally improved overall and that the RFG results were favourable too. Any documented improvement in breed health can only be a good thing!
Our thanks to Pauline Cunningham who almost single handed, manned the kitchen and 'fed and watered' all those who attended. In addition to Pauline, Robert Hitchcock show manager, Julia Ashton Secretary (her first championship show event) Guy Upchurch COVID Officer, Jen Bailey assistant to Secretary, Marion Cairns & Michael Smith who were a great general help, last but not least our steward for the day Mhairi Dobson.
We held an online raffle thank you to all that bought tickets this was supported by Sage 6 harness design & Nicola Cannon’s Dress to Impress; the squares raffle was won by Judith Coulter.
Huge Congratulations to our main winners and all of those who made the cards! Our Bitch CC winner and our Best in Show was Judamie Santa Baby. Owned by Ms J M Dawson-Payne, handled by Daniel Mousley. This was her second CC. Dog CC and Best Opposite Sex was Ch. Macmoore Mr Tamborine Man JW ShCM bred and owned by Gill and George McAleny. The Reserve CC winners were Pugalicious Hufflepuff at Snugglepug (Dog), bred by Louise Brooks- Lowe and Stacy Hawkes and owned by Elaine Arnold-Stronge. RBCC Kids of Candy Jasmine (Imp Rus) bred by I Solos and owned by Mr G Gledhill.
Best Puppy in Show was Macmoore The Showman at his first show, he was also bred and owned by Gill and George McAleny. Best Veteran in Show Briddish Sundance Kid with Megipugi. Another lovely veteran win for Margaret Cowie! Best Black in Show was Kids of Candy Jasmine. Best Black Puppy in Show was Cutiepooch Black October, she was bred by G Clays and owned by Miss C Stephenson and handled by Bill Howe.

Other news comes from Judi Cracknell and Jess Collier. Last weekend at the Horley and District Open Show, Nolly (Baysend Silent Knight with Crackapack,) was Best of Breed under Di Butler (Telstar.) He then went Group 4 in a very well filled Toy Group under Gillian Taylor (Royella.)

Pugistie Pop The Question won RBOB and then in The Brian Hammond Junior Memorial Stakes he came first in a large Horley Junior Stakes adding some more money to his treat fund and later that day got placed 4th in a huge RBOB Stakes Class. Well done – I do like to get the news from the open shows; thank you for letting me know.

Gemma Pike reminds us that Discover Dogs is back again this Autumn and volunteers are required for 20th and 21st November 2021 at the Excel in London. Any willing volunteers, please notify her at gemmahume@hotmail.com by September 13th

There is a change of date for the SPDC open show. This will now be held on Sunday 17th October at Crawfordjohn Village Hall. Judge Karen Murphy. Schedules available on fossedata shortly.

I am going to finish this batch with hearty congratulations to Olivia Tydeman who met her Mr Wright and married him, Matt, in Stamford last weekend. I am sure you will agree with me that she looks absolutely stunning as does Karen; every happiness for your future life together.

Alison Mount
alisonmount@btconnect.com

From the Camping Correspondents – a light hearted look at behind the scenes of a dog show.

Paignton

Camping plots were well spaced with access to all facilities as previously mentioned in Pug Press.

John Alexander had volunteered to steward and for a few days before the show when there were heavy bouts or rain he was quite excited and said words to effect I’m happy I will be indoors and doing BIS ring B with NSC and a few minor breeds. Famous last words

On the first day of Paignton he was ably assisted by Victoria Hill who later sent me a text in the admin office where I was working at 4.30pm stating they were waiting for a judge who was in another ring and had only just arrived. They finished finally some 30 mins later after having to move out of the ring so that it could accommodate the group judging. Unfortunately for John this same situation arose on Day 2 and Day 3. I expect next year he will be volunteering for a different job.

Not just a dog show but a flying incident - this occurred on the last evening of the Paignton show. Victoria Hill decided to take a walk to the showers which were situated on a corridor adjacent to the area used for benching and rings and a bird chase and capture was encountered. On arrival at Bournemouth, we reminisced having received more details about the situation which had occurred on the last day at Paignton relating to an escaped finch.

One of the Pom exhibitors had purchased a bird which was delivered to the show ground and then subsequently escaped on the car park at some point during show day. It was sighted by Dale Hick and Andrew Stuart flying past the outside bar and into the exhibition hall where it flew around during the afternoon. Later that evening Victoria Hill was going to the showers and stumbled across Dale Hick in the side corridor to the hall. Dale advised her there was an escaped Star finch and he was attempting to catch the finch.



With a quick explanation from Dale and armed with only towels they attempted to catch the finch. After a few failed attempts Victoria managed to capture the escapee under her towel which presented the problem of what to do next. Victoria offered her wash bag and Dale emptied the contents out onto the floor and the said finch was placed in the wash bag to be re united with its owner. Victoria was waiting return of her shower bag at the next show. Update - has since been returned complete with a toy finch and some goodies.


Bournemouth

Luckily the weather was dry and those with allocated spots with electric were able to make their way uphill to their spots. With a lot of adjusting the Hill’s clutch was smouldering. A day later the Pikes arrived.



Those arriving early would have had no issues paring their caravans but the rows were relatively narrow. On Gemma’s arrival and after her set up on the Wednesday her prime panoramic pitch turned into collision corner. She witnessed not one but 2 collisions - minor accidents involving cars and caravans. No humans or dogs injured but some wing mirrors and body work on 2 cars and caravans were left requiring repairs. After some initial tensions observed by many onlookers and claims of “my car will be written off” all settled down.

The electric cables for those who had paid for electric hook up resembled spaghetti on across the field running anywhere and everywhere, pegs having to be placed carefully to avoid incidents. The electric supply came from a large generator which was said to work from 8am- 10pm. This was the theory and was OK for the first couple of days. The Pike’s missed the last 10 mins of Top Gun when the generator was suddenly turned off early and the Hills were woken at 6 am another day when they decided to turn the electric on early. On utility day the generator was not turned on until 8:30 when Gemma’s chow Jolene had been waiting for her show blow dry.

Making up for the campsite were a lovely pub, eateries and trips to see the sea so in all a good time was had.

Thank you Alex.

PUG PRESS will be back tomorrow and Wednesday in full with hopefully normal service resumed.

Alison Mount alisonmount@btconnect.com












Breed Notes Pugs
August 18th 2021
The last time I went to Bournemouth show it was still held in the New Forest, so I am not sure how many years that is, but it certainly is a long time ago. I was in unknown territory, but without any problems, the sat nav got me there and the AA had sign posted it well, so that was a good start; better than when I looked out of my hotel window and saw the drizzle and low cloud at 6.15am as it had been a beautiful Saturday evening. Dear old British weather.
Our rings were easy to find, but although next to each other, the Japanese Chin people had plonked themselves there instead of the more obvious area next to their own ring which was behind ours, therefore blocking any possible viewing. The colourful campsites of gazebos around the rings had all been securely pegged down unlike some further away on the show ground which caused what was classified as an emergency when they were about to take off in the increasing wind. I know from experience that even with 15kg weights on each corner on top of pegs it is impossible to hold a gazebo back in extreme weather. The long marquee gave shelter when necessary for the in and out rings, but as a whole, the day remained dry and breezy, but became increasingly chilly in the late afternoon. Everyone agreed that the loos were a long way away wherever you were, there were not enough of them and they were a bit??? I remember some shows of long ago when the loo was a hole in the ground!
Sarah Hattrell was the judge for Bournemouth and had an entry of 145 making 154 entries with 34 absentees and awarded the DCC and BOB to Sophie Farnworth’s Taftazii Nepalensis JW who went on to win second place in the Toy Group under Vanessa Cox, his first group placing – well done. The RDCC went to Sian Hindle’s Rhodenash Wildest Dream at Readstone.
The BCC, her second went to Kath Storey’s Rhodenash Kotton Kopy with Catharine Phelps’ Ch Bilohka Bang Tidy JW winning the RBCC. BP was Sharon Briddon and Rod Fisher’s Samlynrye Dixie Chick at Briddish who went on to win PTG 3, again under Vanessa Cox and in the Special beginner’s class, Molly Reid went on with Bubbapug Starship Trooper to win the Group also judged by Vanessa Cox.
Away from the breed rings, Jessica Collier wrote “My boy Pugistie Pop The Question won the A.V Bannerdown Special Beginner Stakes & Royal Canin Junior Stakes. He also came first in his breed class under judge Robert Hitchcock. Lacey Collins had a busy day handling multiple dogs in both the pug & Pharaoh hound ring. Every dog she handled was placed and she showed a pug to its stud book number and qualified her own pug bitch Pugistie Just Peachy with Tephiti for Crufts 2022.”
I have seen Lacey in the ring and admired the bond she has with the dogs she shows. Well done Lacey and good luck for the future.
Finally, in the Frank Bloom Memorial Stakes, AVToy/Hound, Mandy Mitchell’s Rosewitch Actually I’m It was placed 2nd by Sue Bird. Taking part in any of the Stakes classes is a finely balanced act. It would appear that a handler needs to have another person lined up so that your place in the next class can be saved when you are changing dogs which is not easy when you have to treck back to wherever your gazebo is set up.
In the PDC ring, Margaret Boulcott started the day off at 9.30 with the bitches. It is true that there were a few hitches with clashes of class which is always a great pity, but I shall not add anything further. While some people might not like having 2 shows in one day, the PDC has caught up by taking the opportunity while it was offered by the general societies. Cost wise for the exhibitor, it does mean half the travel, overnight stay and dog sitting costs and with petrol/diesel having increased in price so much, that is a consideration. The final PDC show for 2021 will be at its usual Brackley venue and will be a championship show on December 5th.
Margaret awarded a first CC to Carol Kirk’s Hattella Dame Kiri who is homebred, fourteen months old and was sired by Flashnik’s My Boy Lollipop ex Ch Hattella Orange Blossom and the RBCC to Judy Dawson -Payne’s Judamie Santa Baby, handled as usual by Daniel Mousley. BPB was Molly Reid’s Moyard Black Babicinno Among Bubbapug and BVB was Jane Pritchard’s Snugglepug Like it Sweet at Violotta.
Robert Hitchcock took over to judge the dogs and cracked on at a good pace awarding the DCC, his second to Elaine Arnold - Stronge’s Pugalicious Hufflepuff at Snugglepug and the RDCC to Molly Reid’s Bubbapug Starship Trouper with BPD going to Gail Saffer’s Ragemma Hot Potato handled by her friend Kirsty Borg and BVD to Margaret Cowie’s Sunlea Cast a Spell With Megipugi JW ShCM.
I was asked as referee to judge BIS as Carol Kirk had travelled to the show with Robert and awarded BOB to Pugalicious Hufflepuff at Snugglepug and RBIS to Bubbapug Starship Trouper and was called in to decide on BPIS which went to Ragemma Hot Potato. Best black in show, an unanimous decision, was awarded to Judith and Robin Coulter’s Blacobby Collier Lad, Best black puppy was awarded to Moyard Black Babicinno Among Bubbapug without a challenge as there were no black puppy dogs. Where are the black pugs? and BVIS was Sundance Cast a Spell With Megipugi JW ShCM.
Barrie Welham was kept busy selling raffle tickets, taking well over £200 with 4 lovely prizes on offer, a magnificent hamper of fruit, another of vegetables, a bottle of Champagne and a lovely box of dog toys. I loved watching the vegetables won by Gillian Hall being carefully balanced on top of Hilary Linnett’s trolley for the perilous journey back to the car and hope they travelled well.
Some judges for next year to get into your diaries; Blackpool, Ian Brown, the PDC July, Mike Gadsby dogs and Kathy Newsome bitches and East of England, Dr Curr.
Enjoy Blackpool, Dawn Bailey will be reporting, the NPDC shows, Sue Lee will be reporting and the Driffield report will be done by Gemma Hume and as a reminder, there is still time to enter Richmond and Darlington, the next PUG PRESS will be as soon as I can manage it, on or after September 2nd.
Alison Mount alisonmount@btconnect.com






Breed Notes Pugs
August 12th 2021
I asked Alex Hill to cover the Paignton show for us and in-between the show and driving to Bournemouth she managed it, thank you.
Monday 18th was the turn of Paignton dog show. We were located inside in quite a spacious
Ring with benching available to those who wished and also space to park up ringside.
Other breeds were being judged outside in the in/out style tents and luckily the weather stayed fine. Exceptional toilet facilities were all indoors and very clean. There was a plentiful line of trade stands located outdoors, all together so none were missed on the shopping run. There was an indoor restaurant serving hot breakfasts and lunches which was most reasonably priced. Lots of the pug fraternity chose to camp at the Exeter site, some choosing hookup, some not.
Pitches were large and spread out over a vast area allowing friends to camp together. The shower block with hot water is always a favourite being a short walk from the main site and never particularly busy.
72 pugs were judged by Bethan Evans who was awarding CC’s for the first time. Dog CC, his 6th and later BOB was Sophie Farnworth’s Taftazini Nepalensis JW. BCC her 2nd was John and Sabdra Swinge, Michelle Swinge & Gail Saffer’s Ragemma Saucy Suzie at Balthazar JW. Both CC’s were a repeat of what Bethan’s father Mervyn Evans had previously done at South Wales nearly 2 years ago, pre covid. RCC’s went to Cath While’s dog Roxmarr Napoleon JW and Holly Attwood’s bitch Taftazini Ivalace JW. BP was Cath’s Roxmarr Evening All and BV Jane Pritchard‘s Snugglepug Like It Sweet At Violetta. After a quick dismantling of the caravan many exhibitors moved along the coast to pitch up for Bournemouth.
As a reminder for Sunday, if you find your classes clashing, please make sure the stewards know so that they can keep the judge advised to wait for you.
PDC Show Judges Robert Hitchcock (Dogs), Margaret Boulcott (Bitches) and Alison Mount (Referee). Bournemouth Canine Association Show Pugs will be in Ring 12 (where Dog judging will commence at 9.00am) adjacent to the Breed Club Show in Ring 10 (where Bitch judging will commence at 9.30am). Bournemouth also has an excellent entry for their Judge, Sarah Hattrell. IF YOU THINK YOUR CLASSES MAY CLASH, PLEASE LET THE STEWARDS KNOW IN ORDER TO AVOID MISSING YOUR CLASS.
All exhibitors for the Pug Dog Club Championship Show should collect their Ring Numbers from the table at the Breed Ring when they collect their catalogues. Although social distancing rules have been relaxed, please remind yourselves of the Covid-19 safety statement in the schedule. Prize cards, prize money and rosettes will not be handed out in the ring, so if you are placed in your class don't forget to go to the table at the Breed Ring where they will be available for you to collect.
The Pug Dog Club ring will be easily identifiable by the bunting, banner and tablecloth, all in the Club colours of orange and black. Feeling lucky? There will be a raffle for some fabulous hampers which will be on display at the Breed Ring table, where tickets will be available to buy. The weather forecast is looking good for dog showing over the Bournemouth weekend, sunny intervals and not too hot at around 20 Celsius. The show will have its usual in-out rings in Clearspan marquees, and there will also be four large wet weather tents for exhibitors to use. For exhibitors wanting to bring their own Gazebos (max 3m x 3m dimension) there will be plenty of space in the extensive designated areas. Please see Bournemouth Canine Association schedule, website and Facebook page for information and updates.

I shall be covering the Bournemouth show and the PDC show and will post PUG PRESS on Wednesday August 18th but will not be posting again until September 2nd, so Blackpool, the NPDC shows and Driffield will all appear together.
Alison Mount alisonmount@btconnect.com





Breed Notes Pugs
August 4th 2021

The open shows are starting up and there have been quite a few pug wins of late, so please let me have your news to include here in Pug Press. It is so much better if you send news to me rather than rely on me looking for wins via Facebook and missing some out.
Nicola Turnbull had a nice win at the Otley open show under Ken Morgan Stanley, with Brian handling Nicobri Love me Tender JW winning from open and BOB. Rob Fisher handled Samlynrye Dixie Chick at Briddish to BP and PG4.

I was sorry to hear that Jenny Freeman is quite poorly at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kings Lynn. She had not been in the ring for a while before lockdown, so there has not been much contact. I am sure we all wish her well.

At long last there is a smile on Heather Rutherford’s face and a sparkler has appeared on the third finger of her left hand. Congratulations and I believe it is tomorrow that Lauren Gannaway-Jones and Philip Mcgarry get married – photos please.
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I have a great team in Dawn Bailey and Judith Coulter working jointly and it was Judith who sent the report from Bath last Sunday. Thank you.

“Bath show on a Sunday was a smooth run traffic-wise but we did arrive in drizzling rain. That cleared up until lunchtime when the heavens opened and we were glad of our gazebos. Fortunately, it didn’t last long and the sun put in an appearance towards the end of the judging.

The in/out rings formed 2 long rows with gazebos in between and several rows deep. Some were so close together you couldn’t find a way through. There wasn’t a lot of protection for those without their own shelter and it was agreed that the Leeds layout was preferable. It felt almost back to normal with people sitting at the ringside and mask wearing was not compulsory; indeed the judge and stewards dispensed with wearing them.

Our judge, Jane Paradise, wore a cream outfit with a full, finely pleated skirt under a fitted jacket. Jane has owned and bred pugs in the past and was quick and decisive on choosing her winners. She had a total of 107 pugs making 120 entries with very few absentees. Judging started at 9am and, as is usual these days, there were several classes to choose from. The early dog classes were a bit thin on the ground but PG, Limit & Open drew 9, 8 and 11 entries respectively. Special Beginners Dog or Bitch was popular, with 8 entries.

The judge chose Sophie Farnsworth’s Taftazini Nepalensis JW for the Dog CC, his fifth, and was also awarded BOB. The RCC went to Hilary Linnett’s Conquell Champers On Ice JW who was second in Open Dog. Best Puppy Dog and Best Puppy was Miss Charlie Byrne’s Milucksin Morgan and Best Veteran Dog was Becky Willis & Yvonne Mitchell’s Let Me Be The One of Rosewitch.

Straight on to the bitches and it was a 4th CC for Catherine Phelps’s Bilohka Bang Tidy JW, with the RCC going to Karen and Olivier Tydeman’s Zuazu Sybil. Best Puppy Bitch was Catherine Phelps’s Bilohka Victory Roll. Winner of Veteran Bitch and subsequently Best Veteran was Mrs Jane Prichard’s Snugglepug Like It Sweet At Violotta. Best Special Beginners was Mrs J Edwards’s Sephina Heart Breaker. He was also awarded Special Beginner Toy Group 1 under judge Mr J. Daltrey.

Towards the end of the show the weather was fortunately dry for dismantling gazebos and even tempting enough for an ice cream.”

Good luck at Paignton everyone.


Alison Mount alisonmount@btconnect.com







Breed Notes Pugs
July 28th 2021
It was a good opportunity for me to go to Leeds via a short stay in Darlington as a friend had moved up there and then I would have a shorter journey back home. I had not done a long drive for an incredibly long time on my own so Darlington became even more of a good reason to abandon home.
What happy memories came from driving round the area and seeing the park where the Darlington dog show used to be held which, when I got to Harewood house on Friday then made me think of memories of Roundhay Park and previous Leeds shows.
I had left home in a heatwave and fortunately had gone prepared for colder and damper weather, but didn’t expect it to be that cold! It didn’t take long for the cardigan to come out and the coat to go over the top. I even regretted not packing a knee rug, but you know what I am for feeling the cold. It was however, ideal for the pugs. Frank Kane had just started judging when I arrived, slightly late but with the good fortune of a perfect parking spot as I was held up by the usual slow crawl from Collingham.
I always enjoy watching him judge as he knows exactly what he is looking for yet doesn’t rush the dogs. When it came to the bigger classes, limit and open there were a few occasions when he put a couple of dogs back on the table to have a closer look before placing his final 5 in each class with the result of another CC for Sophie Farnworth’s Taftazini Nepalensis JW and the RCC going to Alex and Lucy Hill’s Anzhela Heaven on Earth with Calaquendi.
After a five minute break the bitch judging started with many more puppies than in the dog classes. From the open class, Anita Lunham’s Anzhela Heaven Scent won her third CC. She won her first 2 years ago at Leeds under Alan Chappell and her second last month at the PDC Show under Elaine Arnold Stronge, Homebred, she was three in May and was sired by Ch Calaquendi Nebuchadnezzar JW ShCM ex Ch Rhodenash Kotten Khiara Avec Anzhela JW. The RCC went to Gemma Pike’s Rhodenash Stella Dreams of Eivisah JW and BP was Sharon Briddon and Rob Fisher’s Samlynrye Dixie Chick at Briddish. BV was Gemma Pike’s Gemgynad Dragon heart at Eivisah who went on to win the veteran Toy Group under Mark Cocozza, unfortunately not going any further in the final on Sunday. Molly Reid’s Bubbapug Starship Trooper won the Best Special Beginners class and then G2 under Irene McManus.
Edward Eddery’s Surpise Gift Ragemma won her Yearling class then the YKC Member’s Stakes under Irene McManus qualifying her for Crufts 2022 in the YKC Members finals. Then Abukadra Tutti Frutti won her JHA Handling, again under Irene McManus qualifying for the UK Toy JHA semi-finals 2022 and finally under Dr Ian Gabriel the YKS Handling Stakes qualifying for the YKC Handling semi- finals at Crufts 2022
Sharon Briddon has messaged me with the sad news that Beverly Carless has had to have her son of Charly Boy (Ch Yorlanders Charly Boy at Briditch) “Portique Best Bib and Tucker” aka Dudley(the Dude) put to sleep just shy of his 15th birthday. He was only lightly shown at champion show level but won 5 BIS at open level including one under judge Albert Wight.



Grace Rutherford is going to be busy these school holidays with an online pug show to raise money for PDWRA. There will be rosettes for pug class winners and all main winners. Some classes have been sponsored and entries are £1 for a photo or £10 for unlimited.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/3789230004520017/

Alison Mount alisonmount@btconnect.com








Breed Notes Pugs
July 21st 2021
No championship show this week to report on but a lovely RBIS win for Wendy Urwin at the Scarborough show that Dale Hicks is rightly so proud of.
The show drew 600 entries with a pug entry of 25 for John Whitman who chose from the open class his BOB, Sunlea Ledgend of the Sword for Aneeva JW. Her other dog, Aneeva Mr Brightside who won from Limit,was RBOB and her bitch Aneeva Miss Atomic Bomb came second in her class, so it was a good day that only got better when she won the TG under Dawn Russell and the RBIS under Leila Tarabad. Sharon Briddon and Rob Fisher won BP and PTG3 with their new puppy Dixie.
Well done and hopefully see you at Leeds.
Alison Mount alisonmount@btconnect.com






PUG PRESS (news from the show ring)
July 7th 2021

I asked John Swinge to write about the first show of the Essex & East Anglia Pug Dog Club’s first Limited show on the 27th June 2021,and he was more than happy that it was s a huge success.

“We have a large hall that seemed to please everyone and lots of space to be able to spread out. I would like to thank Catharine Phelps for coming such a long way to judge this show, and may I say what a very professional job she did.
Catharine pulled a super entry of 45 dogs making 54 entries, this was brilliant for the club’s first show.

On the day most of our committee had to show their dogs otherwise our judge would have had very little to go over, it's sad that limited shows are not that well supported, but this is understandable giving the present situation. We did have a good entry on paper but not on the ground. Still one day when we reach open show status things should improve.

I would also like to thank our committee for all getting stuck in and making this show a success, well done to you all, and also thanks must go to the exhibitors who travelled to the show helping to make it successful, well done and thank you. Thanks also go to Grace Rutherford for her invaluable assistance. I won't go into the winners here as I'm sure a report will follow.

The committee made the decision to all look the same with their blue outfits, and may I say how smart they all looked, this makes all the difference when a committee person can be seen and identified if needs be.

The prize money that was won by the committee was all given back to the club, this hopefully will help make our next show prize money even more tempting so watch this space, as our next show will be held on the 14th November 2021.

Our Special awards judge had a very good entry of 24 in the three classes, and I would like to thank Molly Reid for taking on these classes. These classes at any show always help boost a judge’s numbers up, as they seem to generate more sometimes than the general open shows, I've never seen less than 20 in any of the shows I am involved with so if you are offered these classes take them if you can, it will be a big boost for your numbers.

The Michael Saffer Stakes class was well supported and we made around £25 for the Pug Welfare. We are going to round this up to £30 for this good cause, any little helps.

Congratulations must go to Zoe and Anthony Monk who won our 3 day holiday break, well done and we hope you both enjoy your break.

We have had an offer to support 2 black classes at our next show, we are sincerely grateful for this and I will contact this sponsor for further details on these classes.”

BIS was Edward Eddery’s Surprise Gift Ragemma who had a wonderful start to her show career only the day before at the Joint Pug Dog Club’s Championship show when she won the RCC.
Today his mother Charlotte Fitsall took her to the East of England open show under Gillian Orbinger and won BOB and then the Toy Group under Sheila Hindle. At the same show, Jess Collier’s Pugistie Pop The Question won junior, BPIB and the Toy Puppy Group 4.

RBIS was Megan and Molly Billis’s Pugalicious Crown Jewels at Megmolu BPIS and RBD was Gail Saffer’s Ragemma Hot Potato. She also won RBB with Ragemma Upsy Daisy and BVIS Paul Brockhurst’s Sarabellew Titfor Tat.

Molly Reid’s Stakes Class winners were Megmolu In Cahoots, Ragemma Upsy Daisy and Calaquendi Cause Celebre Avec Ragemma.

When the schedules are available for the November show, PUG PRESS will let you know.


At the Devon County Premier Show on 4th July Sandra Makepeace's Sandigara Second Thoughts won BOB and Maureen Lee's Glenalua Vishneva Tuckenhay IKC won RBOB under Alan Carter. Second Thoughts then went on to win G2 under judge Rosemary Alexander. Thank you for telling me Maureen.

Sara Macdonald announces that both the 19/20 and 20/21 Scottish Pug Dog Club AGM’s will be held at 12.30pm on Sunday the 22nd of August at Crawfordjohn Village Hall ML12 6SR. All fully paid up club members are welcome to attend.


FROM NIGEL MARSH
A reminder that schedules are available and online entries are open at Fosse Data for the Pug Dog Club's postponed 2020 Championship Show which will be held in partnership with Bournemouth Canine Association, on Sunday 15 August 2021 at Bournemouth Canine Association Showground, Pikes Farm, Organford Lane, Poole, Dorset, BH16 6ES. Judges: Robert Hitchcock (Dogs), Margaret Boulcott (Bitches), Alison Mount (Referee). Entries close Monday 19 July 2021 (postmark), Monday 26 July 2021 online. Bitch Classes will be judged first, followed by Dog Classes.

The show will be held in line with any Covid-19 Government restrictions in place at the time. There is a Covid-19 Statement in the schedule. Schedules have been posted to exhibitors at our last Championship Show in 2019 and Open Show 2020. Anyone else requiring a schedule, please contact me at showsecretary@pugdogclub.org.uk

The Bournemouth schedule and online entry is available on Higham Press. The Judge for Pugs is Sarah Hattrell (Khinjan). If you intend entering both shows, please remember that entries for Bournemouth close 16 July online, a few days before postal close of entries for the Club Show. Pugs will be judged in adjacent rings. Bournemouth will start breed judging at 9am (Dogs followed by Bitches). The Pug Dog Club Show will start judging at 9.30am (Bitches followed by Dogs). Bournemouth Canine Association Show will have their in-out rings in Clearspan marquees which will be ideal if the weather is wet or extremely hot (English summers, even on the South Coast, are quite capable of doing both, sometimes on the same day!). There will also be four large wet weather tents for exhibitors to use.

For exhibitors wanting to bring their own Gazebos (max 3m x 3m dimension) there will be plenty of space in the extensive designated areas. Bookings for caravan and tent pitches should be made via the Bournemouth Secretary. Please see Bournemouth Canine Association schedule, website and Facebook page for information and updates. Nigel Marsh, Show Secretary, The Pug Dog Club.

I am looking forward to East of England show this Friday; it will be good to see people again.

Alison Mount alisonmount@btconnect.com









Breed Notes Pugs
June 23rd 2021
This week we actually have some news from a show ring as I picked this up today. Drew Pritchard had an enjoyable morning judging pugs at the Cheshire Show. Her BOB was Anzhela Heaven On Earth with Calaquendi, and RBOB was Kids Of Candy Jasmine (imp Russia) BP was Samlynrye Dixie Chick at Briddish who went on to win TPG2 under Ernie Patterson.
I opened the BRS this morning knowing roughly what I would see, but didn’t think it would be such a ghastly sight. So many registered with the “Ken…..” in front of their names – that was the beginning of the end I am certain of it. So called pugs of every colour under the sun registered with recognised colours in the same litters and a nasty outbreak of brown ones with chocolate related names in the sire or dam and apricots mixed up with sables and cream.
There were 355 litters and 1498 registrations; 12 imported pugs from the Republic of Ireland, Poland, Russian Federation, Russia and the USA.
Seven pugs were graded 0, Thirteen Grade 1 and one grade 2 under the RFG scheme and the Risk Test for PDE resulted in 17 with minimal risk (0) and 4 minimal risk (1).
Now for another dip into the Ann Lewis archive. This time the famous Banchory kennel which comes from the Dog World Annual 1957.
Happy showing this weekend; I shall be thinking of you and the show report for next week will be in the capable hands of Alex Hill and Gemma Pike.

Alison Mount alisonmount@btconnect.com





Breed Notes Pugs
June 16th 2021
Gemma Pike is advertising on behalf of the Breed Council for a new Breed health Co-ordinator to replace Susanne Seffer who has recently resigned.
The role of Pug Breed Health Coordinator has become vacant following the resignation of Susanne Seffer. We’d like to thank Susanne for all her hard work and efforts during her time in the role. Details of the job description can be found on the Kennel Club website via this link
https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/health-and-dog-care/health/breed-health-co-ordinators/
Applications for the role can be emailed to gemma.pike@outlook.com Applications close July 9th.

Jeanette Field has kindly sent me a cutting from her local paper, the Mid Sussex Times as there is an article about Tim Southwell the co-founder of Loaded magazine who during his boredom of lockdown has, with illustrator Jason Measures, sent his pet pugs Ronny and Lola and their friend Taser into outer space in a new comic book for all ages called Pugs In Space because there is a big sausage famine and the US president needed help to solve the mystery of the missing meat. Sausages can be quite important in many a pug’s life.
In the second issue, the arch villain is a fat cat called Fat Cat who runs the Catosphere which is where all the sausages have been taken. There is also a character called Pablo Escobark, a space food overlord.
The comic is highly recommended by Frank Skinner whose 8 year old son loves it and 50 p from each copy sold in the coming year will benefit Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. Visit pugsinspace.co.uk/shop to buy the comic and merchandise
I now have the first of a large pile of printed articles sent by Ann Lewis for you to enjoy.
Nancy Tarbitt and the Nanchyl pugs was written by FRANK KANE and originally published by DOG WORLD in May 1992.
ALTHOUGH Nancy Tarbitt had shown her Smooth Dachshund on a casual, local basis in the late 1950s, her real interest in showing started when she fell in love with the Pug.

Nancy saw a Pug waiting patiently outside a sho

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  1. Geraldine Cove-Print
    Geraldine Cove-Print17th August, 2017 at 12:20

    Waaahhhaaa!!!! Love the waltzers+ Gin!

  2. Scottishrottclub

    Thank you for taking the time to write these breed notes. :-)

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