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
CHAIRMAN: 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.
On behalf of the club and committee my extra roles include being a representative on The Breed Council and Health Sub-Committee.
VICE CHAIRMAN: Mrs Cynthia Timbury
I 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.
Miss Amanda Mitchell
I 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
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.
SECRETARY: Camilla Shipley
I have been involved with and shown our pugs for a number of years and share the affix Pleasantnook with my mother Cynthia Timbury. We show our pugs both in the UK and across Europe, and have strong European blood lines within our dogs. Away from pugs i also ride and show Highland Ponies and show a small flock of our own Pedigree Blue Texel Sheep. I work as a Land Agent and Chartered Surveyor in Lincolnshire, and studied at The Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester.
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!
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
BULLETIN EDITOR: Cynthia Timbury
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.
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