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Champ and Open Show July 10th 2022

SPC Champ show and Open show was held at the Kennel Club building in Stoneleigh on Sunday 10th July.

Results and pics are on this site under 'shows' or click here.

SPC AGM Sunday 20th March

Message from Peter Little OBE Chairman Standard Poodle Club

Our Annual General Meeting took place on Sunday 20th March at the Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh, Warwickshire CV8 2LZ .

The meeting was well attended and unanimously agreed the Club donate £100 to the KC's Ukrainian appeal.  


8th March 2022

Come and see us at Crufts


SPC invite you to come and visit our stand next to the Standard Poodle ring at Crufts on Sat 12th March. Health information, sales goods, membership etc.

Support your breed and become a member, Just £7 single and £8 joint includes the new 44p Newsletter, keyring and windscreen sticker.


28th Jan 2022

Open Registry updated

Message from Peter Little OBE Chairman Standard Poodle Club 

I am pleased to welcome this important update of the Standard Poodle Club Health Registry. Although our breed is rightly famed for its good health, intelligence and temperament we have long recognised that there are two health issues requiring better identification and research. For many years Molly Windebank led work on this as Health Coordinator and Club Chairman. This new initiative builds on Molly's pioneering work and I pay tribute to Officers and Committee who have been working hard over the past year to update the Registry including online access through this website

AD here and SA here
I should also like to commend the support of owners, breeders and veterinary advisers in compiling this 
updated Registry of Standard Poodles affected by Sebaceous Adenitis or Addison's Disease. Our aim is to be open and transparent with the needs of our Standard Poodles at its heart. We welcome feedback on this and other issues from our members, friends and professionals. 

27th Jan 2022

SPC Champ Show and Open Show

dates announce

Both shows Sunday 10th July Kennel Club Building Stoneleigh


Champ show schedule here

Open show (not before 12 Noon) schedule here

Judges Champ show Mrs A Rawlinson (Highla) Dogs

Mrs V Hill (Valerite) Bitches

Mr P Little OBE Referee


Judge Open show Mrs D Sims (Meadowfair)  

24th Jan 2022



                       Judge Mrs Melva Nathan's critique is now here


RESULTS Champ Show 2021- Sunday 10th Oct


The Standard Poodle Club (SPC) organised the biggest gathering of Standard Poodles of the Year yesterday at the Kennel Club Building Stoneleigh. 111 dogs were entered (20 NFE), the most Standards on show since Crufts, now 20 Months ago.

It was a lovely sunny, warm, autumnal day with a great atmosphere.

Judging took place outside by breed specialist Mrs Melva Nathan (Supernova).


,,,and the winners were....

Champ Show in 2021- Sunday 10th Oct

I am delighted to announce the following confirmed arrangements following all the enforced cancellations and changes over the past year. The Standard Poodle Club Championship Show 2021 will be held at the Kennel Club Building Stoneleigh Park Warwickshire CV8 2LZ on Sunday 10 October (please note new date). Our judges are as previously announced. Mrs Melva Nathan (Supernova) will award Challenge Certificates for Dogs and Bitches and Mrs Vivienne Kellard (Alpenden) will judge the Molly Windebank Memorial Stakes. We are so glad that two of our most senior and distinguished Breed Judges will be officiating at this much anticipated Show.

Use this link for full show schedule.

Use this link for entry form
Use this link for full details and to enter online 

All the Officers and Committee of the Standard Poodle Club look forward to resuming activities and seeing members and friends again. Most of all we look forward to seeing and celebrating our beautiful Standard Poodles.

Midlands AGM in July 2021

On Sunday 11 July the Standard Poodle Club Annual General Meetings for 2020 and 2021 took place at the Kennel Club Building Stoneleigh. It was a well attended, SPC President Eileen Geeson opened the long awaited meeting and asked Peter Little OBE to Chair.

Secretary Sandy Vincent coordinated proceedings with previous minutes, agendas etc and Treasurer David Dennison presented 2019 and 2020 accounts.

As well as conducting essential business, Club Members had the opportunity to discuss matters relating to the Club and the Breed, including Health issues.

Members proposed amendments which were voted on and improvements to SPC Rules and Code of Ethics were carried forward.

Subject to Kennel Club approval the updated rules will be added to this site, available at our Open and Champ Shows and Crufts stand.

The improvements include the introduction of breeding guidelines using the KC COI index. Recommendation on health testing and members adding affected dogs to the open register.

Amendment to the rules ensuring we fulfil changing data protection Law and legal requirement for microchipping were also added.


Details of the Club's arrangements for 2022 will be announced soon.

All the Officers and Committee of the Standard Poodle Club look forward to resuming activities and seeing members and friends again. Most of all we look forward to seeing and celebrating our beautiful Standard Poodles.


Addison's disease update 

Two new SPC Vet Members have put together an authoritative updated piece here



Crufts 5th March 2020 NEC

The Standard Poodle Club had a busy Breed Club stand at Crufts ringside.
Thank you for all members and friends who visited. Peter Little OBE our Chairman, David Dennison our Treasurer and Carole Grundy a loyal SPC member manned the stand. The rescue raffle raised over £200 and the winning ticket number drawn by Crufts Judge Miss M Aikman was number 882. The lucky winners were Jade and Jon and the large black pot Standard Poodle which they won now has pride of place in their grooming salon K9-Style Ltd.
Picture is below and thank you all for taking part. The money raised went directly to SPC Rescue and will keep an Addison's rescue on meds for 3 Months.

A message from our Vice President

I would very much like to thank the committee of the standard poodle club for the honour of electing me as a Vice President  alongside Vivian Kellard. It was such a surprise and rather emotional too as I felt we were walking in the footpath of two rather special poodle people namely Shirley Walne and Vivian Hincks. I like to think they would have smiled at that!
Recently I was going through my poodle memorabilia and discovered some advertisements (see archive) from a supplement to Our Dogs dated December 14, 1934!
These were poodle breeders in the year that Vulcan Kennel was founded - no advertisement for that one! But ones for two of the top poodle breeders namely Nunsoe (Jane Lane) and Piperscroft (Grace Boyd) the likes of which greatly influenced the Honourable Mrs Nellie Ionides.
What I find extremely interesting is all the advertisement emphasise that the puppies bred are virtually dualpurpose - obedience, retrieving, grouse driving, gundog training, tracking, all are mentioned. Showing is also mentioned but with the exception of Nunsoe and Piperscroft the others appear to deem that of secondary importance!
The photos of the poodles working show them in the lion trim of the day - proof how it is the original clip and adapted over the years to what is now the ‘traditional’ show trim.
I think it is important that the history of the poodle should be kept alive and the original purpose of the breed maintained in the memory.
Ann C. Coppage.
Vulcan Kennels, 9th August 2019