Thursday, September 27, 2007

Pigeons and Papillons meet

These photographs were taken a few years ago and show the meeting of Papillon puppy's and that seasons young racing pigeons.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Anna starts blogging

Anna and Gillian at Bonmeshay show and agility dogs launched there new blog this morning.

Visit them at or click on the link BONMESHAY

Monday, September 24, 2007

How to

Turn a show weekend from one you want to forget to one to remember.

Went to Driffield show on Saturday with Anna, Angela and their dogs. Our judge to day was Mr Howard Ogden (Beauview). Travelled there at a leisurely speed as I thought wrongly that Shadow was so grown up and old enough to be in the Puppy dog class, and was I wrong. I stood at the ringside with Shadow in my arms and watched Minor Puppy Dog being judged, even applauded the winners!!!!! When the steward called for the dogs for Puppy dog in went Shadow and I only for the steward to check her catalogue and tell me we were in the previous class. Nobody's fault but mine.

Note to me:- Check the catalogue when you arrive don't assume it's as you think.

Any way still kicking myself very hard Anna and I were both entered in the Junior dog class, Anna won 2nd place with Ruben (Northlyte Timeless At Bonmeshay) and I had Wills (Abbeyton Isle B Willin To Tri At Bankshill) who won 1st place. Angela who travelled with us was in the Open Dog class with her dog Logan (Pamhurst Whisper At Adnamashan) who was placed a very respectable 5th in a well turned out class.

(Photo Courtesy of E. Patrick at Scottish Papillon Club News Blog)

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


Today at Scottish Toydog Society open show "RUBEN" won
BEST IN SHOW under Judge Mrs Margaret Boulcott.

Friday, September 21, 2007





Well done Anna and Gillian your second Papillon to gain his Junior Warrant.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Flame as never before seen

What do you think she is saying????

It's only mud!!

"Not fair why does He (being Shadow) get to stay in the puddle"???

When The Wind Blows

OH my it was certainly a case of hold on to your hats at Darlington Champ Show yesterday. (Wasn't it Dougie?).
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

The Show Goes On

Marnie, Flame and Shadow have spent the last few weeks going down the motorways to the Champ shows as well as supporting the Papillon classes at local open shows.

And all of them are doing very well.

Marnie (Abbeyton Some Like It Hot) continues to do well in the Junior classes and is now moving up to Post Graduate where she will be competing against some very nice bitches.

Flame (Northlyte Fire 'n Brimstone at Abbeyton) will be taking some time from the ring to put her paws up at home and have a rest.


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

Our Calendar Girl

Say hello to our very own calendar girl Flame.

Flame's picture was entered in the calendar competition run by The Northern and Eastern Counties Papillon Club who produce a calendar annually.
The pictures for the calendar are chosen from those on view at the Open Show each July.

Calendars can be pre ordered from the club website or direct from Dorothy by email