2023 NPPA Open Show


Our thanks go firstly to all the Association members who helped with the planning, organising and execution of another highly successful show; secondly to our excellent judge Hector Heathcote; and thirdly but not least to all the exhibitors, spectators and dogs who came along to this special day.

We've created a special souvenir booklet with lots of pictures of the day. You can view it below and download a copy via the link on the left. Here are the main results - the full results of each class are in the booklet. (Note: it's an Adobe .pdf document but some portable devices, e.g. some tablets, won't display it within a web browser. If this happens, click the download link and view this.) Happy reading!

Best in Show: Morialta Ferreira (A & S Sampson and M Brooks) d
Reserve Best in Show: Stormwitch Heirs and Graces at Arranbourne (E Segui) b
Best Opposite Sex: Stormwitch Heirs and Graces at Arranbourne (E Segui) b
Best Puppy in Show: Plushcourt Threepence (C Barrett) b
Best Veteran in Show: Odisseia de Viamonte at Morialta (A & S Sampson) b
Best Wire in Show: Morialta Ferreira (A & S Sampson and M Brooks) d 
Best Smooth in Show: Plushcourt Gloriana at Belfalas (N & D Crockford) b
Brace: Team Bellenie

Honourable mentions also go to: Eileen Segui's Arranbourne Faustino (winner of Veteran Dog and then Reserve Best Dog); the Sampson's Odisseia de Viamonte at Morialta (who was Best Veteran, as noted above, and also Reserve Best Bitch); Jenny Wedge's Stormwitch Macadamia at Rioccajen (Reserve Best Veteran); and last but not least the Dunning's Plushcourt Artista at Anjuskar who is pictured here and was our oldest competitor, taking a special award for a very sprightly performance in the Veteran Dog class.

Our 2023 Open Show will be held back in Yelvertoft, where our 10th Anniversary show enjoyed a wonderful sunny day and great attendance. Entries are now open and you'll find full details on this page. 

We want the show to be more than 'just' a dog show: if you're interested in the breed or if you're thinking about getting started with showing, come along for a friendly introduction and help. Advice is available for novice handlers. The show is open to NPPA members and non-members alike. Spectators are welcome (free entry) and spectator dogs can also be booked in at £1 each. We'll have a stall with all sorts of Podengo memorabilia and this year we'll also have a Kennel Club-accredited 'Good Citizens' scheme tester on hand. If you'd like to put your dog through the Bronze test, there will be a standard £5 test fee: please note all dogs must have an identity tag in line with current legislation. You can download full details of the Bronze test below or at:

Date: Saturday the 13th May, 2023 at 11:00 am (doors open at 10:00 am).
Judge: Hector Heathcote.
Venue: Yelvertoft Village Hall, Lilbourne Road, Yelvertoft, Northants, NN6 6LJ

Show Secretary: Sue Dunning (contact form below).

Show Manager: Anna Sampson
Assistant Show Manager: Rob Dunning
Chief Steward: Jessica Gruninger


There will be 15 classes:

1.   Puppy Dog
2.   Junior Dog
3.   Yearling Dog
4.  Post Graduate Dog
5.  Limit Dog
6.  Open Dog
7.  Veteran Dog

8.  Puppy Bitch
9.  Junior Bitch
10.  Yearling Bitch
11.  Post Graduate Bitch
12.  Limit Bitch
13.  Open Bitch
14.  Veteran Bitch

15.  Brace

There will be rosettes for 1st to VHC in all classes as well as special rosettes for other winners - see the Schedule for full details.

Schedule and entry details

You can enter by post: download the Schedule below, fill in the details and send it with your payment to the address provided. Postal entries close on 21st April, 2023.

Alternatively, you can enter online. Our good friends at Have A Dog Day are handling online entries for us again this year and you can enter here:
Online entries close at midnight on Thursday the 4th May, 2023.

Other information

When you make your entry, you can also buy a Show Catalogue, donate to the rosettes fund and order a buffet lunch. Please note that lunches cannot be purchased on the day and must be ordered in advance so we know the numbers to cater for. 

If you would like to sponsor a main award rosette and/or class rosette, please use the contact form below for further information or add it to your entry. All donations will be very much appreciated and acknowledged in the catalogue.

We'd like to say a special "Thank you" to Eileen Segui, who has kindly donated prize money of £20.00 for Best in Show; £10.00 for Best Opposite Sex; and £10.00 for Best Puppy in Show.
Enquiries to our Show Secretary: