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The Committee

PRESIDENT: Mrs Brenda Banbury
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Our past President, Anne Bolton. who has served us so well, has completed her term of office, and I am  honoured to be invited to be President of The Pug Dog Club , for the next term.  My congratulations to everyone who was involved in any way with the new handbook which went on sale at Crufts, and has been enjoyed by  us all, both at home & overseas.  I still have handbooks from years ago, when I was regularly showing Pugs, & now,looking back they bring back so many happy memories.  Having previously, exhibited Pyrenean Mountain Dogs,& then fallen for the charms of the  many Pugs I met at our training classes and local shows, I was able to buy a bitch puppy from Nancy Tarbitt and in due course she was mated to CH.Pro Bono Pybeta and the rest, as the saying goes, is history.  I have also exhibited Schipperkes which together with Pugs, fit into our lifestyle and have given us great pleasure over many years.  I now look forward to the challenges & pleasures ahead, over the next three years,& my first  ardent good wish is for the continued good health of our Pugs,& the continued efforts of all Pug lovers to support the various health tests, so that we can, in due course, see our breed released from the category 3 Breed Watch.

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VICE-PRESIDENTS:
Mrs Sheila Armstrong, Miss Mavis Baudains, Mrs Jean Manifold, Mrs Alison Mount, Mr Michael Quinney, Mrs Anne Bolton.

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CHAIRMAN: Miss Amanda Ellis

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VICE CHAIRMAN: Mr Steve Mutum
steve1I’ve been involved with pugs for around five years now and registered our affix Thunderail in 2013. I enjoy all aspects of exhibiting and stewarding all over the country and within the last 18 months I’ve progressed to judging which I hope to pursue further as time goes on.  I’ve represented the breed at Discover Dogs London beside Elaine Arnold-Strong for the past 4 years and am also involved with PDWRA as much as possible

Miss Amanda Mitchell
AmandaI have been involved with pugs in one way or another with my family for over thirty years and enjoy supporting and promoting our breed through the Pug Dog Club and Welfare.  I am interested in involving more judges improving their knowledge of the breed, new judges of all ages and to promote responsible breeding for health and longevity in both showing and as a wonderful pet and companion.

Mrs Sarah Mitchell
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I got my first pug, Rookery Solitaire, in 1992 and since then I’ve built a strong reputation showing and judging pugs as an Assured Breeder with eleven pugs having gained their stud book numbers and one Champion.  I am committed to improving the health and welfare of the breed with a focus on the practical aspects of getting the breed off the Category A health risk list.

Mrs Cynthia Timbury
CynthiaI was brought up with Pomeranians, but it was always my dream to own a Pug. It was in 1983 that my first Pug came into my life. She was bred by Margo Raisin, Paramin, and I had to wait over a year for a female  pup!  The rest as they say is history.   Before the Pugs became such a big part of my life I bred and exhibited Jersey Cattle with great success the pinnacle being awarded the Supreme Championship at the Great Yorkshire Show in 2003 with a home bred cow, the first time this award had ever been won by a Jersey. My Pugs all live as pets in the home and I show in the UK and abroad and breed two or three litters a year. My affix is Pleasantnook and I am a KC Assured Breeder. I am very interested in foreign dogs and most of mine if not imported have at least 50% imported bloodlines. I am passionate about health, eyes and fitness in Pugs and believe in health testing.  I have served on cattle committees and was an Executive Director of a well known car club in the past and am looking forward to working with others to ensure our beloved chosen breed has the future it deserves.

Ashleigh Skeats Holland
Our family has owned a number of different breeds over the years including the Cocker Spaniel, Labrador, Poodle, Border Collie, Chihuahua and Terrier.  I first became interested in pugs back in 2008 after a chance meeting with a pug whilst on holiday.  The dog completely charmed me, and I returned from Italy absolutely besotted by the breed.  My interest in pugs and showing was furthered by working for H.U.B. International.  In 2012 I became the proud owner of my first pug, a black Snugglepug bitch and was granted my K.C. Affix Romabella.  Soon after I gained another pug, this time a lovely fawn bitch, who has given me much success in the show ring and recently purchased a beautiful fawn dog puppy, both of which come from the well respected and health tested Ragemma lines.  I am delighted to be on the committee of the Pug Dog Club, and to be serving alongside such like-minded pug fanatics.

Heather Rutherford
I have been involved with pugs since 2008 when my parents  finally gave in and got me a black pug for my birthday. She was my introduction not only to pugs but to dog showing and in no time I was hooked.  I have shown a number of pugs some which we have bred and all have gained their stud book number before retiring from the ring.  I am delighted to be a member of the pug dog club committee as I am passionate about the future of the breed and our beloved hobby. I feel I have to time and energy to work with the club to ensure that both continue and improve

Karen Fredman
I have been involved with dogs for many years, I had a farm in Israel and bred GSD’s in the 1980’s & 90’s and have owned and bred Pugs & Pekingese since 2005. Having thought of myself as a ‘Big Dog’ person my life has been turned upside down since being owned by these wonderful little dogs.  I have been a member of the Assured Breeder scheme since 2009 and have held my Affix Edgwarebury since 2006.  For the last 3 years I have been Secretary of The Pekingese Club and Treasurer of Wealdstone & Northholt Canine Society. I am a strong advocate for health testing and passionate about the future of Brachycephalic breeds.  I do not show as much these days but I have started judging in the last year or two and hope to do more in the future. I am looking forward to joining the PDC Committee.

Molly Crisp
I’ve been involved with the breed for around 15 years. My induction into the breed was a fawn pug called Tilly who was bought purely as a pet and from here a love affair was started (some might say obsession) I am passionate about our delightful breed and I must confess that I do have a very soft spot for a very naughty black. I’ve shown at both Open and  Championship level for some time now and always take the best dog home regardless of the result. I’m enjoying judging at Open Shows and am a KC Accredited Breeder. My day job is a Senior Programme Manager for a business change consultancy and I’m married to the very patient Jed and Mum to Noah (6).

SECRETARY: Liz Ward
I bought my first pug, Tragband Inuendo, in 1984. I joined the Wembley Training Club run by Ellen & Arthur Brown, who both encouraged me to show my lovely pug. I was completely hooked by the end of the first show. I had my first litter three years later, and have been showing, mostly, ever since.  I am a professional singer trained at the Royal Academy of Music and also Head of Department at a successful North London Prep School.  I am very proud to have been a previous Chairman of The Pug Dog Club.

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SHOW SECRETARY: Nigel Marsh
I have been a Pug owner and enthusiast since 1978. I have enjoyed the ups, and endured the downs, of showing and breeding this delightful breed for more than three decades. I look on it now as a hobby that has become more of a way of life! My association with the breed has brought me into contact with some wonderful people I count myself lucky as being able to call friends. I have been involved in making a contribution to the world of Pugs through the Pug Dog Club, including serving on the Committee and as the Show Secretary for the Club, which is an enjoyable challenge. I am also the breed note writer for Pugs in Our Dogs. In my professional life, I trained as a Social Worker, and have worked for a number of years for a national charity. When I am not involved in Pug or work related activities, I can be found gardening or cycling – or sometimes just doing nothing!

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TREASURER: Mrs Yvonne Naylor
I became treasurer to the Pug Dog Club in 1995.  By profession I am a mathematics teacher and have taught in a Girls’ Grammar School and Co-ed Comprehensive schools.  Amongst my numerous hobbies, I love needlework; sewing, knitting, crotchet, petit point, anything as long as I have a needle in my hand.
I am probably best known as the daughter of Ellen and Arthur Brown, Championship Show judges and breeders of Goodchance Pugs.  Ellen wrote ‘The Complete Pug’.  I have three daughters: Angela Perrett is our webmaster, Rebecca Viner is a Championship Show judge and Emily-Jane.

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BULLETIN EDITOR: Mrs Alison Mount
My love affair with the breed started when I was 12 (a long time ago.) Somehow, I have been actively involved for years and rashly volunteered to edit the Bulletin at the end of 2007 when Jean Manifold decided to retire.
I did not think I would become as ambitious for the Bulletin to flourish as I have and find myself regularly thinking about what our members might contribute for the next edition.  Where would we be without their stories and pictures and what can I persuade them to come up with next?
I am lucky in having a really helpful team of professionals who do all the clever stuff and then post it out.  They make editing the Bulletin even more of a pleasure.

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CUP STEWARD:

We currently do not have a cup steward.  If you are interested please contact the secretary.

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PDC PUPPY SCHEME: Mrs Sylvia Clements

Tel: 01953 455461

CLUB HISTORIAN: Mr Jim Todd

Tel: 020 8933 5878

WEBMASTER: Angela Perrett
Pug have always been a part of my life, you could even say since I was born. My grandparents, Arthur and Ellen Brown, who were involved heavily in the breed, kindly introduced me to the world of Pugs. Although I was unable to have any dogs of my own, I showed my grandparents pugs from the age of 6, in both breed classes and junior handling. I also enjoy judging both Pugs and Junior handling. I am a Nurse by profession and therefore find attending shows difficult around my shift work, but I took over as the Pug Dog Club Webmaster in 2012, and I enjoy keeping up to date with all the news.

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HON LIFE MEMBERS:
Mrs Sheila Armstrong, Mrs Jill De’Ath, Mrs Vivienne Dudley, Mrs Jean Manifold, Mr Jim Todd, Mr George Pratley, Dr Andreas Schemel MRCVS, Mrs Rene Tribbeck, Mr Michael Quinney.