Chihuahua Breed Notes 12/12/18
Are we all starting to get in the festive spirit in Chihuahua Town? It’s been a quieter weekend on the show front last weekend with no champ or breed club shows, so just the open show results this week. I received an email with a newsletter from the ‘I Breed Pedigree Dogs’ website which I am subscribed to. What was interesting was that it gave a definition of a ‘hobby’ breeder in relation to the new breeding licence legislation. There is much confusion over the £1000 turnover rule. It is worth noting that if you are breeding 1 or 2 litters a year and fall into the following definition then you probably don’t need a licence. I’ve condensed the original definition in to a shorter version in my own words:
‘Hobby breeding’ is breeding from a bitch with the intention of keeping a one or more puppies for the involvement in a canine activity (showing, agility, obedience etc). The breeder will inevitably have a surplus of puppies which they are entitled to sell. They will not be breeding specifically to sell dogs as a regular part of their income.
News from the open shows:
At Oakengates, longs and smooths were judged by Meriel Taylor (Ballarat). Longs – BOB was Dave Olive’s Oozora Master of Dreams and BPIB Jane Cooke’s Dashwoodhoe Fancy That. Smooths – BOB was Jane Cooke’s Copymear Kilroy and BPIB Anne Halls’ Jorazan Rock Balboa.
At Penrith, Michelle Emmerson’s Silverchi Ray Of Sunshine went BPIB and Puppy Group 3. At Treharris, Amanda Green’s Ellochi Chasing Stars went BOB, judged by Richard Hollifield. At Woolwich & Bexley, Liz McMullan’s Doobyave Triful Delightful went BPIB and puppy group 2 under judge Amanda Ellis, at a day over 6 months old.
Well done to all! Please do send me your open show wins for inclusion in the notes.
I’ve also been perusing the Kennel Club December journal. The following have achieved their Junior Warrants: my own Ellochi Crazy Nights For Pappersley JW, Christine Minton’s Sunny Lion Vafelka Donami (IMP) JW, Rachael Stirzaker’s Ameliachi Im Still Standing JW, Wendy Ansell’s Mji’s Elle Dogomania (IMP) JW, Beverley Sutton’s Now or Never De L’isle Au Vert Coteau Nikitos (IMP) JW and Pat Lewis’ You’ll Never Walk Alone of European Friendship Tyssul (IMP) JW. Well done to all. There have also been a couple of disqualifications, so do make sure you complete your entries correctly.
Looking forward to seeing you all at LKA. Safe journeys everyone!
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