Upcoming Show Dates & Judges
January 2018 - Mr Chris Van de Burgt (Norvanik)
I was born in the 1950's to a family of animal lovers. My parents kept G.S.D's and poodles. I rode horses every day and kept a variety of pets. I started showing dogs at the age of 12 and from then on I've been hooked! Over the years I have handled and breed many top winners in the UK and Europe in a variety of breeds.
I have always adored the Pomeranian, owning my first 15 years ago. Success, however, did not come easy! CH Norvanik Gold Digger JW was top puppy in Breed in 2011 and went on to achieve many wins including 4 Best in Show's at Pomeranian Club Shows. Her daughter CH Norvanik Makin Whoopee JW gained her title in 2015 and the tender age of 12 months 13 days; whilst her brother, Norvanik Black Mail has won a CC and a res CC. I have also won res CC's with 5 other dogs including the res Dog CC at Crufts 2012. My first overseas CH Norvanik Filthy Rich gained his title in 2012.
In 1991 I started judging the many breeds I had bred and handled over the years. To date I have judged Pomeranian's across the UK and Scotland. This will be my 3rd Open Breed Club appointment and I would like to thank the Officers and committee of the Pomeranian Club for the invitation.
I look forward to seeing all the exhibitors on the day.
April, 1st 2018 - Miss Vanda Smith (Sidlyn)
I have been showing Poms since the 70's (beginning as a junior handler) moving into adulthood I owned and bred some reasonable Poms before joining my Mum in the Sidlyn affix.
I learnt how to judge, and what to look for the hard way, starting at the bottom (Exemption shows, limited then on to open) and had so much help and advice along the way (Bob and Betty Flavell, Lil Weinert, Dot Hay, Ann Winter, and Averil Cawthera to name but a few). The late Jessie Newman, at the time Secretary of S.O.E Pom Club, took both my Mum and I under her wing and backed us all the way to CC status. I gave my first set of tickets in 1998 and have since given 5 more sets.
We were so lucky in 1992 due to the tragic death of her Husband, to be given Shemond Little Miss Brodie, (the Sidlyn affix was added later) by our very good friend the now late Sheila Park on the understanding that I would campaign her, this I did with much success "Brodie" took BPIS in show in '92 at the Pom Club under Heather Moores, and took her 1st CC again at the Pom Club under Lynn Webster the next 2 quickly followed and Brodie was Top Bitch in Breed in '93 and joint top in '94 Brodie has been singled out because she was such a joy to own and show, she ended her career with 17 CC's and many reserves. We have obviously bred, shown and had success with many others.
I am very much looking forward to judging for the "Mother" Club which I consider to be a huge honour and thank both the Committee for the invitation and those Members who voted for me.
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