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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


Molly Windebank's passing.

The SPC regret to inform Standard Poodle lovers of the sad Death of the SPC Health Coordinator and passed Chair Molly Windebank. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Molly Windebank (on the right in the pic) who recently passed away. Also in the picture Sandy Vincent Secretary and Eileen Geeson President at the Club's 50th Anniversary Champ Show.

Molly died peacefully with her family after a short illness. She will be sadly missed after decades of dedicated service to Standard Poodles.

There will be a special Molly Windebank Memorial Stakes Class at our 2020 Champ Show

The Molmik Trophy (named after her affix) will be presented in her honour to the winner of Best Veteran at future SPC Champ shows.