Saturday, November 03, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
Shadow beat Marnie in the challege for Best of Breed also taking group 3 and placed 2nd in the special Puppy class.
On Sunday the 28th we travelled to Stafford for the Midland counties champ show with Anna and Ruben, all three dogs were placed (from a total entry of 208 dogs) Shadow and Ruben taking 4th place in there class and Marnie being placed 5th (VHC) in her class.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
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Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Monday, October 01, 2007
Shadow and Marnie had there full baths before going to bed, Wills had merely had his first wash to remove the usual dog underbelly staining and aroma!!! Wills was back in the bath and standing looking really good at midnight.
Angela arrived at 1.30am with Logan and Serena , we loaded her car with the trolley, five dogs and and all the other paraphernalia you take with you and sometimes never use, but it's there "just in case". lol Met Anna at 2am and got Ruben loaded with everyone else and of course Anna's bits and bobs too. And honest we don't have a van, it all goes into a normal family estate car.
Anyway the drive and ferry trip was the usual everyone catching up with what everyone else had been up to and trying to predict the outcome of the judging, sometimes we get some of it right and most of the time we get it all wrong, but the fun is in trying to second guess the judge and then see if the rumours is true as to who gets what awards.
Shadow was the first as usual to go in the ring for our judge Brenda Banbury, as there was no minor puppy classes he went in Puppy Dog with the pups up to 12 months old. He showed well on the floor but was little bit hesitant on the table for the judge, I think maybe her rushed manner made him think twice about letting her go over him. He was placed 3rd from a class of five pups. Anna and Ruben were next in Junior dog and got a 2nd today. Wills looking really good today went for the first time into Post Graduate dog and took great pleasure from having me all to himself for a time. On the table the judge was so quick in going over him that he didn't seem to notice she was there at all. The judge really took her time with this class and after going up and down then back up and down the line of dogs again she eventually pulled Wills out in her shortlist where she again moved the dogs individually and again all together then finally she pulled the dogs out into there places and Wills was at the top of the line in first place, well done Wills. And the really nice thing was that his mum Sue was able to be there to see him win, before rushing off to get her ferry home.
Angela and Logan were in the ring next in Open dog and were unplaced.
First of the girls in the ring was Marnie, again like her brother Wills in Post Graduate for the first time and held her own very well against some very nice bitches. She was placed 2nd. Anglea was in Open Bitch with Serena and again was unplaced, some days you just can't seem to do it right and other days it all just falls in place.
At the ringside people were enjoying there day out chatting and laughing a lot. We were benched next to a couple with a Japanese Spitz who were very nice and we enjoyed the day sharing conversation and tips on keeping white coats white, and of course congratulating or commiserating with each other win or lose. Well they did win very well indeed taking the Dog CC, Best of Breed and 3rd place in the group. Well done ALOCOQUE PLATINUM CHARMER (MRS N HALL).
The return journey home was all about who had done what in the ring, we also spoke about how everyone commented on the judge and her judging manner. When Shadow was in the ring she was very quick going over him but at least she checked he was an entire dog, but by the time we got Wills in the ring it seemed be enough for her to check his mouth cup his ears and then...... well that was it, no going over the dogs body, legs tail or anything behind the head. She was also able to write critiques leaning over the table with her back to the dogs and never again looking at them. Maybe she has a photographic memory.
Anyway that was Belfast for another year, didn't get to meet my friend Sue and her new puppies out of my boy Domino (Abbeyton Silver Rain) as she wasn't feeling very well. Looks like I'll just have to get on the boat one day and go over to visit. Can't wait to see them as one of them looks like she might be a Phalene, now how great would that be.
Will put some pictures up later when I feel more like myself and not so travel weary.
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
Next up was the girls, Marnie was in Junior Bitch for the last time at a champ show as she will be 18 months on the 27th September. Any way she was her usual self racing to get from one end of the ring to the other and when she should have been standing still she just had to let everyone see how high she could jump without the aid of a trampoline!!!!! Marnie was placed 3rd from a very nice class of bitches.
Anna and Angela were both next in Post Graduate Bitch. Anna with Tootsie (Abbeyton To Sweet To Kiss At Bonmeshay JW) and Angela with Serena (Adnamshan Serenity) who won 1st in the class and Tootsie was unplaced.
Judging finished quite early in the afternoon so we took a walk round the stalls and then settled ourselves at the benching with absolutely delicious fish and chips for lunch. It was really nice, the sun was shining and people were stopping for a chat. After lunch it was time to pack up and head home as we all had other things planned for the Sunday.
Angela was going to her Grandsons christening (her first one) and Anna and I were both going to Scottish Toydog Society open show at Bonnybridge near Falkirk.
This is where having a KRAFT day can turn the next day to absolute delight.
At Scottish Toydog show Shadow came 2nd to Ruben who won the Papillon Junior dog class under judge Wendy Wilson (Adinaken). Marnie was in Papillon Junior Bitch which she won under Judge Linda Cummins who also gave a 1st in Papillon Open Bitch to Flame.
Ruben won Best Dog and Flame won Best Bitch, both judges then had to agree on there Best of Breed which went to Ruben.
After a long wait judge Mrs Margaret Boulcott (Ingerdorm) declared Anna and Ruben BEST IN SHOW and what a moment that was for Anna and Gillian (Anna's daughter) the applause started as the judge walked towards Anna and Ruben and continued till Anna left the ring to go home, it was a wonderful moment in which everyone hugged, kissed, shook hands patted backs and wiped there eyes. Many of us are lucky enough to have Anna as a friend and knowing the person she is and the ups and downs life has thrown at her lately, what a joy to hear that when visiting her husband Jack in hospital he to had good news that he was being allowed home in the next few days. So an all round good news day.
Well done Anna, Gillian and Ruben from all at ABBEYTON.
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
Monday, September 17, 2007
We were fortunate that the rain stayed away and we only had the wind to contend with, which was more than enough.
Darlington Championship Show is held in the grounds of Newby Hall, North Yorkshire and what a beautiful venue it is. Certainly worth a visit if you are out on a wee jaunt.
Shadow and Marnie travelled to day without there companion Flame, and Anna was unable to go as her husband Jack is in hospital undergoing very invasive surgery and I'm sure that all our friends who read this will with me wish Jack a speedy recovery back to health.
Anna's daughter Gillian travelled with me and had Ruben and Tootsie with her.
Shadow (Abbeyton Moonlight Shadow) was first to go in the ring and with his nose stuck firmly to the ground the judge Mrs Catherine Urqhart (Blackpark) got to see no more of Shadow than his backside and the top of his head. Not surprising that he was unplaced.
Next in the ring was Ruben (Northlyte Timeless At Bonmeshay) with Gillian and they stood out in the class, really showy. Ruben won 1st place in Junior Dog giving him his final point for his Junior Warrant, this gives him his stud book number and qualifies him for Crufts Dog show for life. Well done Anna, Gillian and of course the boy himself Ruben.
Next to go was Marnie (Abbeyton Some Like It Hot) and boy did she go, like a wee train, I was almost running to keep up with her. Not putting a foot wrong, except when all four were in the air (Marnie likes to jump) she showed really well and enjoyed being in the class even taking time to play with some of the other dogs next to us. Marnie won 1st in Junior Bitch.
Tootsie (Abbeyton To Sweet To Kiss at Bonmeshay) again with Gillian was shown in Yearling Bitch and took a very respectable 3rd place and did she enjoy being back out showing?? You bet she did, as her Mum describes her "like a wild thing on a string" she sure was.
Monday, September 10, 2007
ABBEYTON MOONLIGHT SHADOW
Photo by Ann Cooper (Ancojo Papillons)Shadow (Abbeyton Moonlight Shadow) continues in his winning ways with a 1st Minor Puppy Dog at Scottish Kennel Club, judge Mr. Bryn Cadogan.
Also winning 1st at Richmond and Best Puppy Dog from judge Mr. Jim Ness (Chappell).
Remember you can keep up with all the show results and pictures (courtesy of E Patrick) at the Scottish Papillon Club News Blog
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Well we went to Shadows first show (and a championship show at that) East of England at Peterborough our judge was Irene McManus (Metexa).
Having travelled down with Anna Fraser (Bonmeshay) and Joe Cassidy who owns Abbeyton What's It All About we arrived in good time to let the dogs stretch there legs and have a good walk before show time.
Shadow was entered in the Minor Puppy Dog class and was six months on the day. Being in among so many other dogs didn't seem to phase Shadow in any way and he just got on with his day. In the ring he was quite happy to show himself off to all and sundry provided they didn't try and touch him, he backed away and dropped his tail and could only be encouraged with some food to approach other people. Little did I know that when he went on the table for the judge his first thought was of the vet and being microchiped! As soon as the judge approached him he went rigid and when she went to go over him he let us both know with a little bit of vocals that he did not want to be touched, after a few moments he settled enough for the judge to see him and was placed 4th in the class. I was so upset at his behaviour, it was just difficult to believe that such a little charmer at home could become this not so nice puppy.
It was only later in the day when speaking to others that I realised having him microchiped a few weeks before the show was not a good idea. Shadow thought that the judge was going to hurt him and reacted accordingly.
Shadow's next outing was to Leeds championship show where his behaviour was so much better but still not 100% on the table. The judge Jean Grant (Gransil) was very patient with him and awarded him 1st place in Minor Puppy Dog.
ABBEYTON MOONLIGHT SHADOW 1st MINOR PUPPY DOG LEEDS
Ever the optimist we went to a local open show and Shadow had a little set back and again showed his dislike of being handled by a stranger. Isn't it nice that judges can be so kind and forgiving of a little pups hang ups. Breed judge Amanda Skelton gave Shadow 1st in Papillon Puppy. In the Any Variety Minor Puppy class Shadow was again placed 1st, the judge was Angela Skelton (Adnamashan) and she was especially good with Shadow even taking a moment to give him a cuddle reassuring him that not everyone was going to hurt him. Shadow then won Puppy group 2 which I was very pleased with.
Having joined a not so local training class especially for toy/small breeds of dog I travelled an 80 mile round trip to have some help in retraining Shadow on the table. One of the pluses at this club is that the baby puppies get to play and chase each other round the hall for first half hour before putting their leads on for ringcraft training. With the help of trainers Astrid Ogilvie and Kaye McDowall Shadow is doing well and thanks also to the members who happily let Shadow have some of there dogs treats as a reward for going to say hello.
More catch up later .......................
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Arrived at the show with plenty of time to meet and chat with other people before the 9am start time. When the sun was out it was really hot, but thankfully for the dogs it was cloudy most of the time with a wee shower of rain about 2 o'clock.
Anna was again first in the ring with Ruben and he won reserve (4th) in his Puppy class. Our next champ show in July is East of England and it will be my turn to be first in the ring with Shadow for minor puppy dog class, anyway that's the future. Marnie was again 2nd to Joe Magri and Nicole in the Jr class, Joe and Nicole went on the win there third CC making Nicole a champion. Well done to them both and of course the breeders. Flame was in Sp Yearling and came up against another Phalene in her class, the other Phalene got 3rd in the class and Flame got the VHC (5th). I'm really pleased with how both girls are showing at present, they go out enjoy there day and make my job easy.
Jean and Panda were also came home with 3rd from Japanese Chin puppy.
As we were loading the car for the journey home I got a telephone call from Jim at home asking how many dogs he was supposed to have? Workmen had left the front door open and when the dogs were allowed back into the house they went straight back out the front. Our neighbours saw them and collected the three adults, but Shadow being the enterprising little so and so took the opportunity to check out the street with no supervision (or so he thought) neighbour John was following closely and when Shadow stopped to look into another neighbours garden John called to him and fortunately he waited to be picked up and given a cuddle from John. I was never so glad to get home and see that everyone was alright.
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
After a filling and warm breakfast (courtesy of Liz and Dougie) we loaded the dogs onto the trolley and set off across the site to the show ground proper.
Our judge today was Annette Oliver-Wyles and Anna was first in with Ruben who after a relaxed night really seemed to enjoy himself in the ring a won 1st in Puppy Dog.
Marnie was next in and again was full of "jumping" beans, she again stood 2nd to Joe Magri and his girl Nicole who won the reserve CC. Flame was in Post Graduate bitch and came 2nd in that class, which for a young Phalene is a good placing, especially when you have a very nice black and white Papillon in front of you.
I had been asked by Linda and Joe if I could handle there girl Poppy in Schiperke Post Graduate which I was pleased to do, we were placed 1st.
While I was at the Schiperke ring the Papillon exhibitors were entertained by the Wicked Witch and Papillonman, you can see photos and read the show results at the Scottish Pap News Blog.
After the show was finished Anna and I again courtesy of Liz and Dougie had a good dinner before driving home.
To Liz and Dougie, Anna and I both would like to say thank you for a great time.
Monday, June 18, 2007
The journey to Kelso was quite uneventful, we chatted and we chatted and we talked some more 3 hours worth and only missed one turning because Anna kept me distracted with her chatter (yeah right). Arrived at the caravan park found where Liz and Dougie had set up and unloaded the car. And were the dogs ever so grateful to get out and have a good stretch and see to business.
The reason for the Garden Party was Liz had made a new garden fence for round her caravan and we all decided that we were going to check it out on it's first outing. Dougie being the perfect host tended to our every need and Liz being the perfect wife left him to it!!! LOL So we didn't keep Dougie back from his preparations in any way we walked to the dog show and did some shopping, I bought some new shampoo, conditioner, collar and lead (just what I needed not) of course I put it on Jim's card.
We arrived back at the van to find that Dougie had everything in hand and with the arrival of Pam (Pamhurst Papillons) or (Pampered Pooches Grooming near Dundee) and Karen (Liz's daughter), deliveries of food and liquid refreshment from other (happy campers) people round the site the party atmosphere was well and truly established. And I suppose you can guess the rest, the talk most of the night was dogs, dogs, and more dogs. OK with the odd joke, CHARADE and Scarecrow thrown in just to keep things going. We even had a visit from the Wicked Witch (awaiting photo's) from PAPNET (it's a yahoo group about papillons (now there's a surprise) she and Kevin the moderator aka KERMIT the green frog keep the group amused with there banter at times. People started to drift off home remembering that they did have to be up and have dogs ready for showing at 9am next morning.
I think suffice to say for Saturday that everyone enjoyed Liz and Dougie's hospitality and would surely be standing in line for the next one (if there ever is again).
Saturday, June 09, 2007
Panda won his class also taking Best of Breed, Anna and Ruben won in a very good class of Papillon pups, also winning AV Special Puppy. Marnie won the Papillon Jr and Flame got third in Post Grad. Papillon judge was Margaret Boulcott (Ingerdorm) and Group judge was Irene Robb (Gleniren). As time was pushing on and Jean had to be home to attend an 80th birthday party it was hit the road asap so Jean could get all dolled up for going straight back out for the night.
We had an extra passenger on the road to Dundee but did not come back with us. We had a homing pigeon into our Abbeyton Lofts from Aberdeen and we had arranged with the owner to keep it for a few days and then I would liberate it in Dundee from where he trains his pigeons.
And yes it really is a small world. Why? I took the pigeon from his basket and as arranged was letting him go at 10am as I let the pigeon go and voice from behind asked if I was single tossing (this is when pigeons are trained individually and not liberated in batches) I turned to see a lady with a very nice Border Terrier, I explained about the pigeon and she said what a shame I had already let it go as she came from Aberdeen and could have delivered it to it's owner. Turns out her husband is also a pigeon fancier and she like me spends a lot of time taking the pigeons out training.
Sunday, June 03, 2007
Marnie was 2nd in Papillon Jr and 1st Papillon Graduate, Flame was 4th in Papillon Open which was won by Adam Phillips dog Spell Binder at Amicae. Leo was handled by Lynda(Adams Mum), who I know is not a great fan of being in the ring, but the sacrifices Mums make for there children are worth it. Leo went on to win Best of Breed and Toy Group 4.
Jean and Panda were entered in the AVNSC open class which they won. They then won 1st in AV Toy puppy. After being placed Toy Group 3 Panda then went on to win Best Puppy in Toy Group. This meant we had to wait till the end of the show for Best Puppy In Show award, it went this time to a very nice young GSP handled by Hilary. Well Done Everyone.
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Went to visit the new mum and her pups this morning and Mary told me that after everyone had settled for the night (Mary on a futon by the whelping box) Misty proceeded to produce her 10th and final puppy at midnight. There are four bitches and six dogs all feeding well and being looked after by mum just fine.
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Leo who does agility with Anna's daughter Gillian along with his mates Bonnie and Fern won 1st in Grade 1 agility today (Sunday). This was after a very good 2nd at The Scottish Kennel Clubs agility competition last weekend. A high flier in the making is Leo.
Good luck to Gillian who works so hard to train her dogs and to Leo, Bonnie (the sweet one) and Fern who has her own mind and knows the course SHE wants to do.
First in the ring was Jean and Panda who won Best Puppy in Breed for the Japanese Chins.
Anna and Ruben were next in and got placed 4th in Papillon Puppy, Marnie went in the Jr Papillon class and got 2nd. Flame went in the Limit class and was placed 4th. The judge today was breed specialist Debbie Gornall. Best dog, Best bitch and Best of Breed went to Elizabeth Patrick (Volpecula ) Best Puppy in Breed went to Mary Whitehill and Juliana who is sired by a Volpecula dog, so the judge kept to a type. Speaking to her later she commented on the beautiful heads the dogs had. Though we may not have won any prizes with the dogs we did get lucky in the raffle when I won a bottle of Whyte & Makay's Glasgow Special Whisky, which I promptly gave to Anna for her husband Jack. We stayed to the end of the show waiting for Jean and Panda to take part in the Best Puppy in Show, but this was not Panda's day for top honours.
Sue Gray who has been kind enough to take pictures of my dogs for me brought copies of the photo's with her to the show and all the comments made were very nice ones on both the dogs and the quality of the photographs themselves. Thank you Sue for a wonderful job done.
Karen O'Kane (Flames breeder) was upset when Flame came to live with me so as a thank you I gave her a copy of Flame's photo that Sue had taken. Nothing will replace Flame in her home but I hope reading about her here will continue to make Karen feel part of Flame's life.
Marnie and Flame were there two usual selves, always looking for a knee to sit on. Marnie always chooses Anna as her target for attention and Flame has taken to another Papillon exhibitor Mary for her cuddles, which she duly receives now even without asking. LOL
At the end of the day we are lucky enough to be just round the corner from the best fish and chip shop in Arbroath (well we all think so) and we always enjoy our supper on our laps overlooking the harbour before we start our journey home.
Saturday, May 26, 2007
Best of Breed and Toy Group 1 went to Margaret & Brian Cochranes Glenscot Happy Tartan Lad at Cavillion. Well Done.
Not being to busy I was asked to help handle a Schiperke in the AVNSC Utility and got 3rd with Poppy who is two and a half years old and a great natured little lady who likes her sausages. LOL.
Anna and Ruben were entered but didn't go. After losing one of Tootsies puppies at 3 weeks old on Friday Anna was still understandably upset and just not ready to face those ringside friends whom she knew were feeling the loss with her. It is never easy to say goodbye to our friends no matter what age they are. Sleep tight little AJ xxx
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Monday, May 21, 2007
Joe arrived with Aflie at 6.30am and we set off to collect Anna and Ruben. We arrived at the venue in Lanark in plenty of time for setting up the ring, grooming area etc. As this was our first time using this venue for the club we had a few teething problems which were quickly ironed out with the help of the Scottish Pomeranian Club committee with whom the Scottish Papillon Club were sharing the venue. Judging for the Poms started at 10am and the Papillons at 10.30am. First in the ring from amongst our travelling companions was Anna with Ruben (Northlyte Timeless) who won 1st Puppy Dog.
RUBEN (Photo Courtesy of Sue Gray)
Next up was Joe and Alfie (Abbeyton What's It All About) who also 1st in won Junior Dog.
My first dog in the ring was Marnie (Abbeyton Some Like It Hot) who went 2nd in Junior Bitch, being beaten by the bitch which won the CC and reserve best in show. Flame was entered for two classes her first being Open Bitch where she was place 2nd. This was enough for her to get her Stud Book Number, she then went 2nd in the Special Phalene dog/bitch class. There was no stopping either of the girls, they both went really well. Marnie was called in to be considered for the Reserve Bitch CC, but the judge gave it to the Limit class winner. Anna with Ruben and Joe with Alfie had to go in the ring to compete in the challenge for the dog cc. Boy it was hard on the heart standing at the side watching. Dog Challenge Certificate went to Joe with ABBEYTON WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT (Alfie), I don't know how Joe was feeling, but I know that I must have deafened the exhibitors standing around me when I started screaming. What a great achievement for them. At only his third championship show (one of them crufts) Joe and Alfie won the Dog CC. After the Bitch CC was awarded they had to go in the ring again for the judge to decide who was Best of Breed and Best In Show, at this point I was talking to Sue (Bankshill) on the phone telling her the news (her boy Lewis is the sire of Alfie) I think it will take a few months for her hearing to get back to normal as I screamed in her ear that JOE & SUSAN'S ABBEYTON WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT had just won BoB and BEST IN SHOW.
Monday, May 14, 2007
Anna was first in the ring with Ruben in Papillon Puppy which he won, Marnie was next in Papillon Graduate and got placed 2nd, Flame strolled into the ring for Papillon open and was placed first, this was her first since she came to live with us. Ruben then went on to take Best of Breed, Toy Group 3 and Group 1 Toy Puppy. Judge Mrs June Martin (Ffain)
On Sunday it was a five minute drive in the sunshine to the Magnum in Irvine, where Cumnock and District held there open show.
Marnie and Ruben were both in the same class today Papillon Graduate in which Ruben was placed first and Marnie stood second. Flame for the second day running was full of confidence and showed her socks off. Again today we had a judge who recognised Flame as a Phalene. Flame won first Papillon Open, Best of Breed then Toy Group 4.
Judge Mr R Crooks (Crooksmoor)
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
First port of call this weekend was to help Anna to whelp Tootsie (Abbeyton To Sweet To Kiss at Bonmeshay JW) who gave birth to two beautiful puppies.Went with Marnie and Flame to a local limit show, as both Marnie and Flame were in the same class Papillon open, Marnie was handled by Jemma who has Labradors. Jemma and Marnie won first and Best of Breed. Unfortunately when I put Flame on the table the first thing the judge did was to try and lift her ears into an erect position, (OOPS) she was placed second behind Marnie.
The next day was the Companion show for WAG. It was a wet and windy day with the occasional bit of sunshine. Marnie got second in AV Junior and Flame was fifth in AV Toy, Anna came along with Ruben fourth AV Toy and Susan was there with Alfie his first outing at a show this year and he got second AV Toy. Well done Susan and Alfie. The judge this time knew what Flame was and said he was surprised to see a Phalene there.
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
(Photo courtesy of Alan Walker from Our Dogs)
Monday, April 30, 2007
Sunday, April 29, 2007
While we were at the show Carroll Montgomery (Carrollryan) came along to watch and I managed to get a photo of her cuddling Flame (she is not very photo genic)
Carroll and Flame
Saturday, April 28, 2007
Arrived safely 7 hours later, after having done a few U turns while trying to find our bed and breakfast accomondation. Once we got there we were more than pleased, beautiful house and fantastic gardens for the dogs to run in, with plenty of rabbits and pigeons for the dogs to chase.
There was a Malvern water spout at the top of the drive so plenty of fresh water straight from the hills to keep the dogs cool. We were part way up the side of a hill and the views over Malvern were breathtaking.
The weather was really nice, sunny but with a slight breeze. Judge Caroline Lee-Farnsworth decided to judge indoors. Liz had two of her new puppies with her, Duncan (Northlyte Classic Star) he was placed 3rd in Minor Puppy Dog and Fern (Northlyte Mists of Time) who got VHC in Puppy Bitch.
Marnie was great in the ring, she is really enjoying showing just now. She got 2nd in Junior Bitch, the bitch that was in front got the Reserve Bitch CC. Flame was really good, her head was up watching everything and she carried her tail so much more confidently than she has been. She won a very well deserved 3rd in Limit Bitch which qualifies her for Crufts 2008.
We left Malvern about 4pm and I arrived home at 11.30 absolutely shattered. But what a great time we had, everyone (well nearly all) round the ringside were in good spirits with a lot of laughter and friendly chat going on. Even the judge joined in with some friendly banter.
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Ruben won 1st Papillon Graduate and Marnie took 3rd place. Flame was 2nd in Papillon Open bitch, the judge commented straight off that she knew she was a Phalene.
Ruben went on to win 1st AV Toy Puppy, but as we were unable to stay for the end of the show he did not compete for best puppy in show. You can see his picture by clicking on the following link. RUBEN
Sunday, April 15, 2007
After we were finished showing I had the pleasure in showing Henry (Mossdown Henry Cooper)the Pug, his mum Joyce being on the committee she is unable to handle dogs at the show so this is one of the occassions that Henry and I get to have a bit of fun in the ring. We were very pleased to be able to give Joyce rosettes for first in Pug Open, Pug Best of Breed and Toy Group 3. Judge Mr Michael Boulcott
Saturday, April 14, 2007
My day was taken up stewarding in the Afghan Hound ring with fellow steward Ann McManus and judge Marita Rogers. There was a good entry of 126 dogs to which the judge gave her full attention. The weather was really good if not a little to hot for some of the dogs.
I also enjoyed chatting with exhibitors and catching up with friends in the Hound Group that you usually only see in the distance at other General Champ and Open shows. Always so much easier when you don't have dogs with you at the show.
With Marnie and Flame to bathe for there show the next day there wasn't much time for tea when I arrived home at 8pm.
Sunday, April 08, 2007
Friday, March 30, 2007
I was delighted to step in as replacement judge at the Papillon Club of Scotland open show on 4th March 2007. Due to ill health the scheduled judge was unable to attend.
Best in Show was Bankshill Isle of Lewis ShCM and Best Puppy in Show Cadogan Ringleader. Well done to both of them I would have happily taken either of them home. See the full results and pictures at http://scotpapnews.blogspot.com/ March Archives.
Marnie (Abbeyton Some Like It Hot) has continued with her winning ways having many firsts at open shows and continuing to be well placed at championship shows. At Crufts our change of Judge was Mr David Roe (Sunshoo) Marnie from a large Special Puppy class won 3rd.
Summer (Abbeyton Summer Sun) had two dog pups on 17th January 2007 they are called Magic (Abbeyton Moon Magic) and Shadow (Abbeyton Moonlight Shadow). Magic has made himself quite at home with his new owner Liz and her other Papillons at Northlyte.
Shadow continues to keep everyone here on there toes and moving around. Humans are liable to have there toes bitten if you kick off your slippers and the other dogs are losing the fringing from there ears and tails in the chases round the garden.
Thursday, March 29, 2007
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Marnie (Abbeyton Some Like It Hot) won first in Papillon open and then went on to win Special Best Toy Puppy. She also won Group 2.
Judge Mr David S Iley (Senousi)
Saturday, February 17, 2007
Marnie was 2nd in AV Special Toy Puppy to a very nice Pom.
We did win first in Papillon Open from an entry of 5 dogs, though we couldn't go in the group competition as Marnie was a beaten dog. Judge Elizabeth Cochrane (Tutyak).
Monday, February 12, 2007
Saturday, February 10, 2007
Sunday, January 28, 2007
Saturday, January 20, 2007
Abbeyton To Sweet To Kiss at Bonmeshay by special invite from the Scottish Kennel Club has qualified to attend the Scottish Open Show Dog / Pup of the Year competition.
The competition is open only to dogs residing in Scotland and who have won enough points at Scottish open shows to compete. Competition is fierce with some of Scotland's top dog in attendance.
We will be in Alva on the 11th February 2007 to support Anna and Tootsie.
Good luck from all at Abbeyton.
Friday, January 19, 2007
Being our first championship show of the year it was nice to see dogs and people that we hadn't seen for some time. and of course to see the new puppies on there first outings.
Judge Liz Stannard had a very good entry of 167 Papillons.
Wills (Abbeyton Isle B Willin To Tri at Bankshill) was the first of our dogs in the ring and qualified for Crufts 2008 when placed 3rd in Puppy dog from an entry of 19.
Next was Marnie (Abbeyton Some Like It Hot) who got 2nd in Puppy bitch from an entry of 17.
Then in went Tootsie (Abbeyton To Sweet To Kiss at Bonmeshay) and from a very nice Junior bitch entry of 13 walked back out with reserve (4th).
The journey home was long and tiring due to the number of road closures etc because of the weather and HGV's being blown over by the strong winds. We were fortunate in that our normal four and a half hour journey took eight hours, I know that others driving home took so much longer.
Sunday, January 14, 2007
Well I had one today, Marnie just didn't want to go in the car to go to the Falkirk show at Bathgate. Poppy (our oldie) kept us wakened most of the night with her coughing (heart and lung problems), so started the day tired.
Picked up Anna with Tootsie enroute and Tootsie was having a bit of a drama queen morning, nothing was just quite good enough for her.
Off we went both Anna and I yawning most of the way, Marnie munching bubbles (she doesn't get travel sick, she starts munching the moment she hears the car keys), Tootsie letting us know she knew when we were approaching each and every turn (blame the noise from the car indicators). Twenty mins into the journey we were turned back due to the road being closed by an accident, went through a few deep deep puddles on the farm roads we were diverted onto. I kept forgetting where we were going and almost ended up in Edinburgh.
Getting everything on the trolley was a bit of fun (wind and rain) and lo and behold the bungees had been taken out the car. Two dog boxes, two seats, two grooming kits, jackets and all our other essential (Huh) bits and bobs held in place by one bungee found in the depths of the boot.
Arrive inside looking very windswept and interesting (only ones interested were dogs).
Got our dogs ready far to soon to go in the ring, and they were bored by the time we went in the class. Marnie was placed third and Tootsie was fourth in the same class and second in the next one. Well done to Mrs Mac and everyone else who was there, sorry we didn't stay to watch the end but it was a nice to get home in time for lunch, haven't done it for a long long time. LOL
Saturday, January 13, 2007
Abbeyton Some Like It Hot (Marnie) won first AV Toy Puppy, Special Best Puppy in Group and then won Reserve Best Puppy In Show. Judge Caroline Nixon (Kazpom)
Sunday, January 07, 2007
Owned by Sue Deamer, Wills went with his dad Lewis (Bankshill Isle of Lewis) to Carlisle and District Open Show. Lewis won Best of Breed in Papillons and Wills won AV Puppy.
Not judged on the group system, Wills had to challenge all the other unbeaten puppies and won Reserve Best Puppy In Show.
Judges were,Toy Group tbc. Best In Show Dr Ruth Barbour.
Well done Sue and Wills from all at Abbeyton.
Saturday, January 06, 2007
Held in the Magnum Leisure centre (same venue as Kilmarnock show on Wednesday) there was an entry of three Papillons entered in the Open class for the breed.
Abbeyton Some Like It Hot (Marnie) was placed first, Abbeyton To Sweet To Kiss at Bonmeshay (Tootsie) was second and Abbeyton What's It All About (Alfie) third.
Marnie won the Best of Breed and in a very good Group was placed Group 3. She also won AV Toy Puppy and was Special Best Puppy in Group.
Breed Judge was Ms Charoltte McNamara (Lynbank), Varieties and Group Judge was Mrs Lyn Pemberton (Lynbank).
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
There was one class for Papillons at today's show, Tootsie was placed 2nd in a class of 6. Marnie and Alfie being the babies in the class went unplaced.
The AV toy puppy was won by a very nice Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, 2nd went to a very smart Maltese, Marnie was placed 3rd in front of the little Pom called Ritchie.
As the first show of the year Lena, Fiona (who own Sloughi's and Afghan hounds) and a few other people bring wine, home baking and invite everyone to enjoy. The meringues were lovely.