From the Pennines to Poland

Thanks to secretary Tracy Irving for very prompt results from the Pennine and Yorkshire club championship show where the judge was Anneli Sutela (Annline’s) from Finland. Kevin Dover and Lars Saether’s Ch Pemcader Thunderball (Ch Pemcader Belroyd Zeus ex Pemcader Black Glamour) returned to the ring after a short break to win his 53rd CC plus BOB. Reserve and BV was Lorraine Weedall and Nicola Bogue’s nearly eight-year-old tri Ch Bronabay Troopin The Colour (Ch Highworth Northern Lights over Pendrell ex Ch Bronabay Cherish The Moment). In bitches we had another puppy CC winner in Ena Ellwood’s Salvenik Silk Rose for Ellhar (Redfordhill Magic Moments to Salvenik ex Bertley Autumn Rose with Salvenik), at her third show. A day under nine months old, she was RBOB and BP. Again a veteran was reserve in Dave and Jaine Asbridge’s seven-year-old Ch Chililabomwe Snowdrop (Ch Salvenik Star Made ex Chililabomwe Titania). The Pems were BIS and BVIS under Anneli. A few more results from the Cambria open show thanks to secretary Andrew Morris. As well as taking BB with Jitterbug, Lynne Creech also took RBB with Zydahayes Red Pippin (Thunderball ex Cottivy Tiny Dancer at Zydahayes), whicle BPB was Judy Down’s Elessar Rainbow By Design (Elessar Designer Logo ex Elessar Rainbow High). BV was Babs and Wally Aylott’s tri Barwal Belle (Foxfire Red Ruffian at Pemland ex Pemcader Belroyd Zoe of Barwal). Next we go to Poland where the European Winner Show was held in Warsaw. First came a special show to mark the 80th birthday of the country’s kennel club. Here Pems were judged by Arne Foss from Norway. BOB went to the veteran tri dog Ch Andvol Mercury (Ch Kinsale Star Treat ex Ch Andvol Nina Ricci), owned by Raisa Sidorenko, Russia. BOS and best junior was Laif Spring Per Aspera Ad Astra (Laif Spring Rolls-Royce ex Fest Hauer Ineffable Beauty for Allens), Veronika Kamarisheva and Alla Markova, Russia. Best male from the non-age classes was Ch Amberynlea Crackerjack (Ch Donaway’s Orange Pop ex Ch Mistycor Double Delight), Sergei Sainikov, Russia, and best bitch from the non-age classes was Ch Amber Queen Amberyn (again by Orange Pop, ex Ch Tula Medaus Lietus), Natalja Jermakova, Latvia. BP was Mistycor Bohemian Rhapsody (Merthyr Wanda-Do The Haka ex Mistycor Octavia Serendepity), Camilla Fassi, Portugal. Tamas Jakkel from Hungary judged Pems the next day at the EWS itself. BOB was the dog Ch Atsel Hof Show Krosh (Ch Joshua Prince iz Doma Infanty ex Atsel Hof Lapotchka), Rita Erman and Ludmila Polikutina, Russia. Again a junior was BOS, this time Rus Glamur Challenging To Stars (Bojojamile Been Worth The Wait ex Rus Glamur Niagara), Svetlana Ponomarenko, Russia. Aethwy Anya (Ch Dragonjoy Some Bunny to Love ex Otreks Dancing Queen at Aethwy), Dmitry Prokogenko, Russia, was European Winner in the bitches. BP was Golden Happyness Etel and Mercury was again BV. Going on with the breed Standards, we come to colour, and the UK Standard says: “Self colours in Red, Sable, Fawn, Black and Tan, with or without white markings on legs, brisket and neck. Some white on head and foreface permissible.“ In the USA, the wording reads: “The outer coat is to be of self colors in red, sable, fawn, black and tan with or without white markings. White is acceptable on legs, chest, neck (either in part or as a collar), muzzle, underparts and as a narrow blaze on head.” For once there is not much difference, though it’s interesting that the American version allows only a ‘narrow blaze’ on the head, in addition to white on the muzzle. However the Americans do go on to specify the colour faults which are in effect no-nos in the show ring, whereas the British version as usual concentrates on what is right rather than what isn’t. The US Standard says: “Very Serious Faults: Whitelies - Body color white, with red or dark markings. Bluies - Colored portions of the coat have a distinct bluish or smoky cast. This coloring is associated with extremely light or blue eyes, liver or gray eye rims, nose and lip pigment. Mismarks - Self colors with any area of white on the back between withers and tail, on sides between elbows and back of hindquarters, or on ears. Black with white markings and no tan present.” One hopes that British potential judges would read up on what are the main colour faults in the Pembroke, even if they are not mentioned in our Standard. It is important to distinguish Pems from Cardigans which of course can have more extensive white markings. SIMON PARSONS

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