The Scottish Pomeranian Club History

The Scottish Pomeranian Club was the brain child of the late Mrs. Ellen Dickie Ballantyne of the Westmuir Pomeranians. She, together with a handful of enthusiasts, set the wheels in motion in 1977. In 1978 the K.C. granted the club official status.

The first 4 shows were Members Limited shows, and they were held in the Orange Hall, Larkhall. The first Open show was in 1979. We continued to have Limited Shows and Open Shows and in 1983 our application for C.C.s for 1985 was granted. This was held at the Harp Hotel in Edinburgh and was judged by Mrs. Ros Berney-Smith and attracted 103 dogs. By 1990 we had moved to another hotel as we had outgrown the Harp.

We have always held our Championship Show back to back with the Scottish Kennel Club (S.K.C.) in May to help attract more exhibitors and now we have our Open Shows on August S.K.C. weekend for the same reason. Our Championship Show has been held at Lanark for 12 years now.

The Club has only had 4 secretaries with Caroline now being number 5 – not bad for a 40 plus year old club. There are few of the founder members still with us which makes me feel like Methuselah as I’m one of them!

Astrid K. Ogilvie (Pakov Pomeranians)