Welcome back, dear residents of Chihuahua Town!
Well, last week saw Manchester Champ show. I wasn’t there as I had to work (as much as I’d love not to, the Chi’s might have something to say about it when I ran out of money to feed them…) Shelda Hornby in longs ‘did the double’ again with Sherlock and Joyce, Sherlock taking BOB. Amanda and John Green qualified their puppy Libby, as did Dave and Yvonne Olive with their bitch puppy. Happy smiles all round! BP was Sandra Stangoe’s Zoya’s Kingdom Fifth Element At Stanghurst. RDCC was Jill Palmer and Willy Heap’s Bennie n the Jets, and RBCC was Steve Rooney’s Charley.
In smooths BOB and DCC was Beverley Sutton’s Incredible De L’isle Au Vert Coteau Nikitos (and yes, I did copy and paste that – have you tried spelling it?), RDCC Boetandales Medicine Man Boambee, and the Diamonchi team cleaned up the bitch tickets with BCC Shooting Star and RBCC Golden Melody at Jaffajems. I picked up on Facebook that Brenda Part came over from Ireland for the show and was pleased as punch with placings for all her show team. Well done to all, sorry I missed it!
It was lovely to see on a well-known social media group the smooth coat exhibitors praised at Stockport Toydog Association open show for the “sporting applause for the BOB and BP”. It warms the old cockles to see such support for fellow exhibitors. One up for Team Chihuahua!
In less happy news, I see there are 8 Chihuahuas currently in rescue with the RSPCA. I will withhold my own opinions on the organisation, owners and breeders involved, but this tiny breed should never end up in rescue, and as we all know, any decent breeder would take back a puppy they’ve bred in a heartbeat! If anyone can help, they are at the Northumberland West branch.
As I write, I’m waiting on news about Isa Randle’s Heelwork to Music competition result – will fill you when I know more.
Now, on to Obreedience. Coming from a background in Obedience (and a Chihuahua can do everything in Obedience any other breed can!), I’d love to see if we could get a team up and running. A team consists of four dogs plus handlers and two reserve dogs/handlers. The first exercise is a synchronised loose lead heelwork pattern. I am a huge fan of the loose lead method of walking; much easier than being tripped up by our littlies! Now, for those of us whose little taco bells are show dogs, that shouldn’t be too difficult should it? More on the other exercises next week… am I selling it to you yet?
Now don’t forget to be sending me all your breed news. I’ve added my mobile number on if you want to send me a text (although that’s a bit old school now isn’t it?).
A note on Chihuahuas and theft – and by that I mean mine are a bunch of thieving so and so’s. Socks and slippers seem to be a common one (I do not possess a single sock without a hole in it), but today I discovered my boy Isaac trying to relocate a pair of my boots. He was finding the stairs a little difficult to navigate with such a large article in his gnashers. A quick getaway it was not. More on my criminal gang to follow, but are yours adept kleptomaniacs too? Would love to hear to most obscure article stolen by a Chihuahua…
Until next week my fellow Chihuahua Servants!