A little bit of Portugal came to the picturesque village of Yelvertoft on the 14th May as the 10th Anniversary NPPA Open Show went ahead on a glorious early summer day. Many congratulations to Nigel Crockford and Deborah Crockford whose Plushcourt Gloriana at Belfalas (Lily) took Best in Show, Best Smooth in Show and Best Puppy in Show. Congratulations, too, to Jenny Wedge whose Stormwitch Macadamia at Rioccajen (Mac) took Reserve Best in Show, Best Opposite Sex and Best Wire in Show. You'll find results and pictures on the event page.
Congratulations to Betty Judge, whose Plushcourt Guessing took Best Bitch and then pipped the Best Dog, Simon Sampson and Anna Sampson's Morialta Ferreira, to Best of Breed at Crufts 2022.
Susan Brundle took Best Puppy with Brundledean Giovana and that little girl looks set for a long and succesful career in the ring.
At the other end of the scale, Diana Curtis's Stormwitch Carrousel Tulpe ('Tink') completed a remarkable hat trick: having been Best Puppy (2015) and Best of Breed (2019) she has now added Best Veteran to her list of achievments.
A shout out to the judge Ms. Persson, too, for her excellent handling and rapport with the dogs ... as well as with the exhibitors! And well done to everyone who took part. Full results are on Fosse Data:
The Portuguese Podengo Club of Portugal has announced that their annual show, the monográfica, will take place on 12th June this year in Caldas da Rainha (north of Lisbon).
Click here to go to their website for more information as it becomes available or click here to go to our page with results from previous monográficas.
As many of you will know, Our Dogs newspaper runs an annual award for the top performing show dogs during a calendar year. Points are awarded for wins at shows during the year, they're added up at the end and then the most successful dogs of the year are announced. There are also awards for the top stud dog and brood bitch, i.e. the dogs whose offspring have been the most successful in the ring. The 2021 results have been announced and the Portuguese Podengo winners are:
Top Breeder: Morialta - Simon and Anna Sampson
Top Dog: Morialta Ferreira - Simon and Anna Sampson & Margaret Brooks
Top Puppy: Plushcourt Guessing - Betty Judge
Top Stud Dog: Brundledean Bandoleiro - Sue Brundle and Margaret Brooks
Top Brood Bitch: Odisseia De Viamonte At Morialta - Simon and Anna Sampson
Congratulations to all the winners but especially to NPPA stalwarts Simon, Anna and Sue.