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The Committee

PRESIDENT: Mrs Adèle Nicholson

I am most honoured to have been elected your President for the next three years. Having always been a tremendous dog lover, firstly with gundogs – mainly springer spaniels, golden retrievers and black Labradors, marriage to George and a move to London saw a shift to pugs. We have owned ten pugs since 1974.  Our first one, Martha, came from Mrs Ellen Brown who encouraged us to join the Pug Dog Club and to show.  I subsequently became a member of the PDC committee and took up its secretaryship  along with judging pugs. We currently own two lively dogs – Desmond, a black seven-year-old and Harvey, a fawn puppy.



  • Mrs Sheila Armstrong
  • Miss Mavis Baudains
  • Mrs Jean Manifold,
  • Mrs Alison Mount
  • Mr Michael Quinney
  • Mrs Anne Bolton
  • Mrs Brenda Bambury


ACTING CHAIRMAN: Elaine Arnold-Strong



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

DSCN0821 (2)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.

Catherine Rutherford

Alison Mount

Steve Mutum

Emergency Committee-

Aileen Welham

Barry Welham

Catharine Phelps

Colin Wills




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!


TREASURER: 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




CUP STEWARD: Amanda Mitchell


PDC PUPPY SCHEME: Mrs Sylvia Clements

Tel: 01953 455461

CLUB HISTORIAN: Ashleigh Skeats Holland

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.


  • 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