The entries have been submitted - all 268 of them! - and the judges are working their way through them. We're now pleased to announce the results. Click on the link opposite to go to the Facebook page we created for the show and you can see all the pictures of the entries. You can also visit the 'Club Show' page to see a gallery of the winners.
Many, many thanks to everyone who entered and to all the helpers and, of course, the judges for making this such a successful and fun event.
Following the AGM on 13th June, 2021, the Club is pleased to confirm that a new team of Officers and Committee Members has been duly elected. Consisting of some familiar and some new faces, this team will continue the recent work to re-invigorate the Club, promote the breed and hold events for the enjoyment and benefit of all members. A full list of the Officers and Committee is available on the ‘Club’ page (click on the image).
Decided at the discretion of the Committee, the Club is also delighted to announce that Jeff Horswell has accepted the position of President, having previously been one of our 5 Vice Presidents. Jeff has been a long-term supporter of the breed and has provided guidance and help to the Club over many years. At the same time, Pat Johnson, who recently moved from Chair to Vice Chair, has been offered and accepted a position as Vice President. The Club would like to put on record its thanks to Pat for many years of service as an officer and for contributing so much to the growth of the Club.
Finally, the Club would like to thank all its members for their continued support. During the restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have stepped up activities like the newsletter, the Facebook page and the instagram account. As we come out of it, we plan to put on some ‘real world’ activities and make this one the of the UK’s premier dog clubs!
The Club has launched a Virtual Portuguese Podengo Show, open to both members and non-members. Full details are available on the Facebook site we're hosting it at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2920525888225283
Crufts have announced the cancellation of the 2021 show. Their statement starts, "It is with deep regret that The Kennel Club has decided to cancel Crufts 2021, which was due to take place from 15 – 18 July. This is owing to ongoing uncertainty due to the Covid-19 pandemic and in consideration for the health and safety of all its volunteers, judges, exhibitors, sponsors, trade stand holders, visitors and staff." Click on this link for the full text:
Due to the ongoing issues around how and when the country will come out of lockdown, we have decided to cancel the 2021 Club Show.
It is highly unlikely that we would be able to run the show without major restrictions, if at all, by April. Trying to re-arrange it for later in the year is still subject to many uncertainties so we have decided to cancel the event all together and focus on arranging the next show in April 2022.
It is very unfortunate that we, as well as many other dog clubs, have had to take this decision. However, the health and safety of all attendees is our upmost priority and in the context of the coronavirus pandemic, our show is insignificant compared to the loss and damage the pandemic has caused.
In the meantime, the Officers and Committee of the PPCGB would like to wish everyone the very best and hope that you and your families remain safe. And please remember: hands - face - space.
The organisers of the annual 'Our Dogs' competition have announced that it would not be appropriate to award Top Breeder, Top Dog, Top Puppy, Top Stud Dog or Top Brood Bitch for 2020 when so few of the scheduled events had taken place. However, they have published the league tables and, for info, we've listed the leaders up to the point where showing stopped. Pictured is young Mac. The tables can be found on the 'Our Dogs' web site: https://www.ourdogs.co.uk/subindex/home.php
Dog: Stormwitch Macadamia At Rioccajen (Jenny Wedge)
Puppy (tie): Plushcourt No Bluffing (Betty Judge) & Plushcourt Bravehearted (Loretta Haines)
Breeder: Stormwitch (Diana Curtis)
Brood Bitch: Multi Ch Arranbourne Delicia At Stormwitch (Diana Curtis)
Stud Dog: Pomar Do Vale Do Cutileiro Do Caldermist (Angela Pedder)
Crufts have announced that the 2021 show will - pandemic permitting - still go ahead but has been moved out to the 15th - 18th July. There will be changes to the qualification rules though: there won't be any puppy classes and whilst dogs who qualified for the 2020 show will mostly be eligible for 2021, dogs that qualified by dint of a 3rd place won't be eligible. Additionally, numbers will be capped for the more popular breeds and classes.
We're waiting for full details but while this certainly won't feel like the usual Crufts, it is at least a step back to normality. You can find more information on the Crufts web site: https://www.crufts.org.uk