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: Miss Amanda Ellis
I have had the love for dogs all my life I respect all breeds for their purpose. My Mother has always had dogs so dogs have always been around me. I handled my Mother’s Pugs & Bullmastiffs in the show ring before I was allowed my own dog. I also did obedience with the local farm dog named Ben (a Border Collie) and we represented Stamford in competition, under the watchful eye of Mr Bill Bedford (he was a GSD man), this was before the KC came in and took obedience over. Eastonite was established with our first pug in 1967. The Eastonite kennel name stands on its own and my Mother and I have separate interests which means we are not in partnership with any of our dogs. I give CCs in Pugs and I judged Pugs at Crufts in 2018. I also judge Pugs under FCI rules. I have gained the Champion title on 22 English Pugs bred or owned by me, with many more overseas. Along with the Pugs, I like to have another breed, before French Bulldogs, I had Brittany Spaniels (Gundog).This lovely breed I no longer have but they hold a place in my heart. In this breed I have bred and owned 7 champions; two of them being Breed Record Holders. First was Sh Ch Eastonite Taplanion and then Eastonite Bracken, who still holds the record today. I also give CCs in this breed.
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.
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.
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
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.
I am a veterinary surgeon and have worked in small animal practices ever since graduating Hannover Vet School, Germany in 1991. After our relocation to the UK, I joined 608 Vet Practice in Solihull as part of their dedicated emergency and critical care team in 2008. At home I have a family that supports my passion for showing and breeding French Bulldogs. I have also shown Pugs in the past, even breeding the Crufts Best of Breed 2017 – a proud achievement! I still own a daughter of this Pug in partnership. Additionally, I am part of the Crufts Vet team and also an assessor for the KC/ University of Cambridge BOAS scheme. I am also a member of the Brachycephalic Working Group. Within the group I represent the Pug breed clubs as their Pug Breed Health Coordinator.
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: John Waltham
I am not at present a dog owner but I am a dog lover and have had many different breeds during my life time. I was born in the wilds on the Lincolnshire/Norfolk border in 1936 on my grandfather’s farm. At an early age I decided that farming was not going to be my forte so I joined the RAF as an apprentice and trained as an accountant. The accountancy training was later to prove very useful as a second career option. In 1962 I decided to apply for aircrew and was accepted. I enjoyed flying all round the world mainly with transport command until I retired as a Squadron Leader in 1986. I took early retirement due to health problems with my wife who unfortunately had become a victim of cancer. As a second career I returned to accountancy and still run my own accountancy business albeit on a very limited basis. I mainly provide book keeping and associated services to a number of private clients. My last main client was a school specialising in providing the special needs for dyslexic children. I was the school Bursar for nine years and still maintain an interest in the school. The accountancy world has become very complicated with the introduction of computers etc but despite advancing years I manage to cope with the demands of the authorities and thoroughly enjoy a challenging situation. I am a fanatic golf follower but now mainly enjoy watching it on television.
BULLETIN EDITOR: Cynthia Timbury
CUP STEWARD: Amanda Mitchell
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.