Chihuahua Breed Notes 14/03/19
Well, the biggest gig of the year is over for anther 12 months. I don’t know about you but I still haven’t recovered! As always, I loved the atmosphere and just went in to the ring to enjoy my time on the green carpet with my dogs. And that I did. I have a lovely picture of my boy dancing his way across the green carpet at the end of judging.
As last year, we all pretty much know the main winners as if we didn’t watch it on TV, we’ve probably seen it on social media or on the fosse data results page. So in my write up from Crufts I like to focus on the other lovely achievements and things that happened.
Discover Dogs was organised and set up by the Smoothcoat Chihuahua Club and the Longcoat Chihuahua Club. Both stands looked fantastic. Lorraine Daly was manning the smooth stand on the morning of the Sunday. She tells me the atmosphere was very positive. Lorraine had with her Tommy and Lilly, two of her smooths, and she noted the children who were really excited to find out they had the same names as her dogs! Lorraine particularly enjoyed talking to members of the public who were so passionate about our breed, and answering some very sensible questions. Some wanted to take photos so Lorraine held dogs up for a chihuahua selfie – I think we might be missing a trick here!
I’ve always wanted to do a bit on DD so Sue Lee, if you’re reading – I’m offering my services for next year!!
Mairi Austin had arranged to collect two beautiful ring clips she had commissioned from Kezang Art – one depicting her Blossom, and one as a surprise birthday present for her friend Sue Sanderson. I happened to notice Sue’s as she walked passed me and commented to her about it – absolutely beautiful.
Jane Neary’s therapy longcoat Chi Harry was awarded the Harriet medal for outstanding service to charity. Harry was bred by Serena Gear and Rebecca Borrill. What a fantastic award to win!
Denise Parker was at Crufts with her daughter Jess, who is currently away from home studying Vet Med at Surrey University. That’s quite a way from home in the North East so she doesn’t make it home for weekends. However, Crufts provided a great meet in the middle! It was also Jess’ 21st birthday and Rebecca Borrill arranged to pick up Jess and bring her to Crufts. A beautiful birthday cake was arranged by Kate Diment and Cath McGlade who picked up, transported and delivered it to Crufts. Lots of exhibitors have known Jess since she was a baby and sent birthday messages to her on a wooden ‘21st’ memory plaque. What a super way to make Crufts and Jess’ big day special. I for one, love to see the Chihuahua community come together like this to celebrate!
The British Chihuahua Club were on hand selling the year books (one of which I of course purchased) and some lovely things on the stand to buy. I spotted a lovely felted blank and tan long coat which looked the spit of one of mine, so of course I had to buy it! I saw lots of you with purchases from the stand in hand. If you didn’t manage to grab a copy of the year book, please contact Bernard Coxhead.
There were lots of lovely outfits to behold and after I divulged that my jacket was a £2.50 eBay special a number of you came up to me to tell me all about your eBay outfits/bargains! I loved it!
A huge congratulations to all the main winners, and indeed to all of you placed and well done to all of you who made it from Ireland, Europe and beyond. It was nice to put some faces to names! And if a Chihuahua didn’t win Best in Show, then I’m happy as Larry that my other breed won it! A special shout out for the Paps!!
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