The current Covid -19 situation and the uncertainty that it has caused has brought the joint committee of The Northern Portuguese Podengo Association and the Portuguese Podengo Club of Great Britain to the conclusion that a further postponement of the Breed Appreciation Day for Portuguese Podengos is necessary.
The restrictions on foreign travel both from and to Portugal make it almost impossible for the Clubs and the two celebrities (Gabriela and Vitor Veiga, from Portugal) to make any firm plans at present or, in all likelihood, for the remainder of this year. For that reason, it has been decided to postpone until Sunday the 15th May 2022.
Anybody who has already applied to attend and wishes to withdraw from participation should please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will re-imburse you your full payment. However, we sincerely hope that you will be patient, bear with us and wish to still be educated about our wonderful breed by one of the very top exponents in Portuguese Podengos.
It is possible that a very few vacancies may occur over time, so, if you were thinking of applying to attend but did not get round to it, please contact email@example.com and we shall be pleased to put you on our waiting list.
With very best wishes, on behalf of the NPPA and PPCGB.
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