Here at Bonaforte we are always delighted to share show success with others and on Thursday 15th January 2015 one of the puppies bred by us was awarded Best Puppy in Breed at Manchester Championship Show, held at Staffordshire Showground. Hound judge, Mrs P Marton-Pollock, placed Portia (Bonaforte’s Hocus Pocus at Baronfore) 1st in Puppy Bitch class and then also awarded her overall Best Puppy against the Puppy Dog class winner. Portia is lovingly owned and adored by Lynda and Paul Flood of the Baronfore affix and came from what is now affectionately known as ‘the Mooselet litter’ (Backwoods Samuel von der Oelmuehle x Heliodor In the Mists of Time). At only just over 6 months old and it being her first time in the show ring, this was a monumental achievement by little Hocus Pocus and Lynda says that Portia was a dream to handle and loved strutting her stuff around the ring. Portia has always been very proud of herself, even as a young puppy, and when Lynda and Paul came to collect her, she entertained us all by prancing around the kitchen with a green trainer in her mouth! We are even more delighted than usual with this show success however, as we know that Lynda had a very challenging and difficult year in 2014, on all sorts of fronts, not least of all her own health and Portia has been a much welcomed source of fun and delight – after all, everyone needs a little Hocus Pocus in their life sometimes!