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The South Western Poodle Club AGM is to be held on

Sunday 29th April 2018 at 12pm

The George Inn, Mere, Wilts. BA12 6DR

All members are welcome

Lunch to follow the meeting

Items for the agenda are to be with the secretary before, 1st March 2018

** The future of the club is to be decided **

 

 


 

Schedule for the February 2017 Open Show at Wilton now available on the Shows page and SWPC facebook page


 

The South Western Poodle Club AGM is to be held on

Sunday 20th March 2016 at 12pm

The George Inn, Mere, Wilts. BA12 6DR

All members are welcome

Lunch to follow the meeting

Items for the agenda are to be with the secretary before, 1st March


 

Schedule for the February 2016 Open Show at Wilton now available on the Shows page and SWPC facebook page


 

Photos of the Summer Open Show 2015 now on the Gallery page



 

 

Obituary

Rosemary Holley

I was so sorry to hear from Paul Holley that his mother, Rosemary, unexpectedly died in her sleep on the 11th April

Rosemary and her late husband, John, had been members of the South Western Poodle Club for many years before they moved up to live with Paul and his wife near Norwich - primarily due to Johns failing health. Formerly living near Bath, Rosemary favoured brown miniatures and had several Valoscats from Valerie Catlff. Together Rosemary and John ran a stall for Poodle Rescue - very well patronised at the club shows - which was of course how I got to know them. Such a good-hearted generous couple - they would help out with anything poodley - and often collect a rescue for me - one of which was "TROIKA" - the three legged white miniature dog who became the mascot of the South West Poodle Rescue. He'd originally been found tied up in a supermarket car park - muddied and already missing a hind leg - so one gathered he'd really been through the mill. His welsh owner died and Rosemary & John picked him up for me. Rosemary said Troika took an immediate shine to John - but they were unable to take him on - and due to his rather erratic temperament my re-homing attempts were unsuccessful - so he stayed at Vulcan. We got on fine - he coped magnificently with 3 legs - had a favourite toy, a yellow plush dog called "Flat Eric" and, never knowing his real age, must have been 13 - 15yrs old when he died. John and Rosemary always asked after him.

Despite having to give up the stall - Rosemary remained in touch, collecting odd things to be passed on to Val Dunn to raise funds for Poodle Rescue - and interested in what was passing through. She enjoyed getting the photo's I'd send her of various dogs and their individual stories. Poignantly - this morning before I'd received Paul's phone call, I'd already posted a card to Rosemary in reply to her Easter card and letter.

My deepest condolences go to Paul and Ania; whose address for those who wish to express sympathy is - 7 Steward Close, Wymondham, Norwich. NR18 OE2

For anyone who may wish to attend, the funeral is being held on May 6th.

Ann Coppage

 


 

The SWPC is running a breed seminar and Poodle Council approved exam and hands on assessment on the 17th May 2015. There are a couple of places available for the hands on assessment and plenty of spaces for the morning seminar. If you would like to book a space please email Janice Harwood for a booking form.

jan@alusiopoodles.co.uk


 

Results for the Open Show Feb. 2015 now on the results page

 


 

Results for Ch. Show Nov. 2014 now on results page and photos link in the gallery

 


The club has received this email that may be of interest!

Hello,

 

My name is Caroline Quarmby and I am a veterinary surgeon studying for a PhD at the University of Nottingham. I am looking at feeding and exercise management in dogs and have produced an online questionnaire for owners of Labradors, Golden Retrievers, Flat Coated Retrievers, GSDs and Standard Poodles.  The reason I am interested in these particular breeds is that I have run a similar questionnaire for Guide Dog breeding stock holders and I want to recruit owners of similar breeds of dog (who are not associated with Guide Dogs in any way) to compare responses.  

 

Nick Sutton at the Kennel Club suggested I get in touch with you as he wondered whether you would be able to help me with recruiting Standard Poodle owners for my study?

 

I would really appreciate it if you could ask your members to complete my online questionnaire:  www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1742324/Feeding-and-Exercise-of-Pet-Dogs.  

The survey is anonymous and should take about 10-15 mins to complete. Any information collected will remain confidential, although it may be disseminated in an anonymised form. This study has received ethical approval from the University of Nottingham School of Veterinary Medicine and Science Ethics Committee.

 

If you would like any more information about my research, feel free to contact me at Caroline.Quarmby@nottingham.ac.uk or using the details below.

 

Thank you very much for your help!

 

Caroline 

 

Caroline Quarmby BVMS MMedSci (Medical Education) MRCVS

University Teacher

School of Veterinary Medicine and Science

University of Nottingham

College Road

Sutton Bonington

LE12 5RD

 

Tel (0115) 9516588