Chihuahua Breed Notes 1/10/18
Autumn is well and truly setting in and the leaves are turning; such a lovely time of year. It’s also the time of year that we start to shiver at certain dog show venues and the ‘big coat’ has to come out. I’ve invested in some warm socks for this autumn, having sat at some venues with feet likes blocks of ice!
Last weekend was Driffield. There was some concern prior to Toy day that the ground would be ok, and last year having been a wash out, but it all turned out OK in the end. Longs were judged by Allison Foote: DCC and BOB was Marie Thorpe’s Ir Ch Idyllium’s Showman, RDCC N Alarion’s Louis Vuitton De Lisle Au Vert Coteau, BCC Rosie Clarke’s Oxsirius Neon Tiger, RBCC Colin Craggs’ Reynoldco Sweet Dreams, BP Carol Conquest’s Chihohit Favourite Appollon At Storyland and BSpecBeg Pauline Wills’ Dorentys Dazzlin Duncan. There was no BV.
Smooths were judged by Clive Jones: DCC and BOB Carol Davies’ Ch Dachida’s State Of Play, RDCC and BP Diane Fothergill’s Diamonchi Mister Moon, BCC L Anderson’s Lumanatii’s The Wonder Of You, RBCC Jurate Suprinaityte’s Borjormi Beaware, BSpecBeg Mrs D Norton’s Krassel Euphoria Blossom Valenchino (Imp). There was no BV.
Then we had Belfast. This is a show I will hopefully manage to attend one day! Both coats were judged by Mr S Young (Malta). Longs – DCC and BOB Marie Thorpe’s Ir Ch Idyllium’s Showman, RDCC Sue Lee’s Chirouxe Lazarus Of Ridgehawk, BCC Leah Todd-McCoid’s Tinasjoy Georgia With Rubyanlo, RBCC Steve Rooney’s Donami Limelight and BP Carol Conquest’s Chihohit Favourite Appollon At Storyland.
Smooths (no tickets) – BD and BOB Carol Davies’ Ch Dachida’s Johnnie Hot Rocks, RBD and BP L Murray and C Patterson’s Bratilda Ambriel, BB Gibeltarik Bringing The House Down With Dachida’s, RBB Wilma McDevitt’s Keenaughts Once A Blue Moon.
News from the Open shows: At Buckinghamshire Lesley Barber’s Hollytel Kunzite At Ramrowan went BOB. At Ashford and Faversham Jim Culverhouse’s Lykath Peep Bo went BOB, BPIB, G4 and PG2! At Merseyside Toy Dog Serena Hunt’s Moltobello Pride And Joy went BPIB. At Pollard Colin Hartley’s Zoomeera Hot Cargo went BPIB and PG3. At Stafford in the longs, Dorothy Entwistle’s Ch Dorenty’s Viva Vienna JW went BOB and G2, and Oozora Queen Of Mystery BPIB and PG2. In the smooths BOB was Diane Fothergill’s Diamonchi Mister Moon and then G1! BPIB was Susan Slaviniec’s Charonchi Tilly Trotter who also went PG4. In the AV Toy Veteran class Mairi Austin’s Mairichi’s Blossom was 2nd and Lara 3rd.
The Kennel Club is holding a Breed Watch Education Day on 4 November at the Guide Dogs Centre for the Blind in Leamington Spa. I would have loved to have gone but I have another commitment that day, so if anyone is going, I’d be really grateful if you could fill me in!
As ever – please send me your news from the open shows and photos for the breed notes. Any form of communication accepted, old school or new fangled technology!
See you all at SWKA next week!
Entries are as follows – longs 65 dogs making 79 entries, smooths 41 dogs making 50 entries. We are in ring 24 with longs judged first and smooths afterwards.