Chihuahua Breed Notes 04/01/19
A Happy New Year to you all! I was intending to write the breed notes earlier than this but my mum was taken in to hospital so that took over. Many of you will know mum as she comes to all the shows with me. Fortunately she is now back at home and recovering well from an acute infection.
Hopefully you’ve all had a lovely Christmas and enjoyed the festivities. My gang had their Christmas dinner and very much enjoyed their turkey and veg. The leftover turkey then came in useful for bait at the shows following Christmas.
Boston champ show is this weekend. Entries for longs are 51 dogs making 62 entries and smooths 60 dogs making 72 entries. I haven’t entered this year (quite glad actually as I’m full of cold!) but I’ll pick the results up online.
Quite a few open shows from over the Christmas period. Birmingham Toy Dog was on 22 December with both coats judged by Lyanne Murray. In longs, BOB was Amanda Green’s Ellochi Chasing Stars and BP Steve Rooney’s Yorone Going For Gold. In smooths, BOB was Diane Fothergill’s Diamonchi Mister Moon JW and BP the same owner’s Diamonchi Misterman. Mister Moon then went on to get BIS – huge well done to Diane!
At Spennymoor, Michelle Emmerson’s X-Ismirelle’s Boy Dogomania went BOB from the Junior class and gained his last Junior Warrant point (subject to KC confirmation). The same owner’s Silverchi Ray of Sunshine went BPIB.
At Stourbridge (27 December), longs were judged by Marie Smith. BOB and BP was Steve Rooney’s Yorone Going For Gold, who then went on to get G2. Smooths were judged by Neil Smith, BOB was Steve’s Jicara High Voltage, BP also Steve’s Borjomi Beyonce At Yorone who then went on to win the Puppy Group and best AV puppy (all breeds) – huge well done!
Also on the 27th was Wealdstone and Northolt; Jim Culverhouse’s Lykath’s Tiffin was BOB and Lykath’s Flash Gordon BPIB and G1, judged by Alison Walker in the breed and Val Kemeny in the group.
At Ashbourne on 28 December, both coats were judged by Jayne Robertson (Zheridons). BOB in longs was Tony Allcock’s Garnox Shortbread Kiss For Sleepyhollow and RBOB the same owner’s Sandiman Last Tango in Paris Sleepyhollow JW. Shortbread Kiss went on to get G2 under Dr Ian Gabriel in the group – well done! In smooths, BOB and BP was Tony’s Dolchiroyal Unforgettable At Sleepyhollow and RBOB Jo Davies’ Chibull Crystal Princess.
1 January was Coventry Ladies. I’ve done this show for a number of years and always think I must be mad getting up early on New Year’s Day! Both coats were judged by Chris Hill (Scalene). In Longs BOB was Tony Allcock’s Sandiman Last Tango in Paris Sleepyhollow JW, RBOB was my own Ellochi Crazy Nights For Pappersley JW and BP Barbara Swales’ Sleepyhollow Richard (bred by Tony). In smooths, BOB was Beverley Sutton’s Now or Never De L’isle Au Vert Coteau Nikitos (Imp Fra) JW, RBOB Lesley Taylor’s Arkoschi Miss Prim N Proper and BP Jo Ginger’s Jodeschi Incoming Blizzard. In adult Handling, Lynn Stading won her handling class and Mairi Austin was also placed in handling with her Blossom.
From the Irish shows – 27 December was Dublin All Breed Championship show. Both coats were judged by Mr N White. In Longs; GSD and BOB was Marie Thorpe’s UK/IR/POL/NOR Idyllium’s Showman NJW from the Champion Dog class, RGSD Miss A O’Reilly’s Tyssul Awel Haf Chatwyn from the Intermediate Dog class, GSB and RBOB Patrick and Wilma McDevitt’s Leri’s Gang Cocoon At Keenaughts (Imp Ital) from the Junior Bitch class, RGSB Henry and McDonagh’s Chantico’s Heart of Glass, also from the Junior Bitch class.
In smooths; GSD and RBOB was Evangeline Clarke’s Ch Lestatt Picasso Jun Ch from the Champion Dog class, RGSD Natalja Mamedova’s Est Ch, Ukr Ch, Rom Ch, Rom Grand Ch, S Magic Show Shiny Sky, also from the Champion Dog class, GSB and BOB was Patrick and Wilma McDevitt’s Keenaughts Once A Blue Moon from the Junior Bitch class, RGSB Brenda Part’s Ir Ch Silverchi Desiterata With Fairywings from the Champion Bitch class.
Entries are about to close for Midland Chihuahua Club’s open show in on 27 January. Also, membership fees are now due for all the breed clubs.
Please do send me your open show wins for this weekend, and I’ll sign off by wishing you all a very Happy an Prosperous New Year!
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