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In Loving Memory of
MRS. SHIRLEY THOMAS
November 25, 1925 - March 30, 2013

 

The Members of the Pug Dog Club of Greater New York, Inc. sadly mourn the passing of its beloved founder, Mrs. Shirley Thomas, on March 30, 2013.

Ch. Vandonna's Diggy of Shirrayne, who was owned and shown by Shirley Thomas.


 

Shirley was the author of the definitive book, The New Pug, which many consider to be the "bible" for our Pug breed. For most of us it is the first book we are introduced to as new lovers of the Pug.

Shirley was a breeder, judge, mentor, advisor, and fount of knowledge to many. She was a long time Member of the Pug Dog Club of America and friend of the American Kennel Club.

Appreciation Plaque given to Shirley in 2012 from the PDCGNY

 

 

Taken in August, 2012, Shirley doing what she loved most in the world ... kissing a Pug!

 

The Pug world has lost a legend, but she has left us a rich legacy. Her precious Club, the Club that she devoted most of her life to and the Club that we are so proud to be a part of, continues to thrive with the wealth of knowledge she has bestowed upon us. Her book, with its wealth of information, remains an important reference for Pug fanciers all over the world.

Photo to the right:

Shirley Thomas at the Alice Austen Pug Event in June, 2004 giving a lecture on "The Pug Standard"



She will be greatly missed by all!

OFFICERS & BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE PUG DOG CLUB OF GREATER NEW YORK, INC.

 

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