MY DAY AT DISCOVER DOGS 2017
By Sarah Sands
and myself decided to leave my husband Matt and the Podengos (many people know the infamous Caz & Scamp as the infamous
Rat dogs of The Greenhouse fame) at our shop and escape for some quality research and as a thank you for Tony being such a
valued member of The Greenhouse staff.
When we arrived at 9.30AM, the
queue was already building and the excitement was almost palpable.
to do first?....Shop or cuddle dogs? Which breeds to see? Well, one thing we agreed on …… We HAVE to see the
After a quick fly round the shops and grabbing some samples, we headed
to the dogs….
Akitas, Afghans, Basenjis, Bassets, Dachshunds,
Foxhounds, Labradors…..Yes, all very lovely, but where are the real dogs….Where are the Podengos?? Russian Toy,
Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Papillons. Seriously, where are they?? Portuguese Water dogs….We’re getting closer…..Ah,
at last!! Stand 145 Portuguese Podengos! …And, well, what a fab stand! Loads of great photos, information sheets, friendly
people, and the best of best, Wonderful Pods!!
stand was getting quite swamped by people, but do the Pods look bothered? No they just soak up the atmosphere and the love
and admiration they deserve. They are, after all, the Stars of the Show.
are a huge hit with both young and old. Many people who came to the stand had not heard of the breed before, but on their
first touch, you saw the love was there for ever. I ask you, who can resist a Pod who is on full charm attack?!?
As the stand was getting busier and busier, we decided to allow others to admire the Pods and we went to the main
arena and watched some of the Agility Competition. We checked out the Police Dogs, watched the Young Kennel Club handlers.
Then we did some quality shopping…..the Pods will love all the samples and goodies.
Wow, before we knew it, it’s 4.30PM. Where has the time gone?!? Just time for one last Pod fix; now, where
are they again….? Akitas, Afghans………
(Our grateful thanks
to Sarah and Tony for their help in dealing with the myriad questions put to them from other members of the public. They were
not part of the official team of representatives of the Podengo, but they were a tremendous help to us…..By the way,
you are booked officially to assist at Discover Dogs in London next year!!!…Ed)
Pictures below. Please click on
the individual pictures to enlarge.