Information has been released this week regarding Crufts, which I’ll come on to later, as well as a pile of open show results. Sadly, a dog attending a training club at the Kennel Club building in Stoneleigh has passed away from suspected Parvo. The building has been shut down while a deep clean takes place so if you are due to attend any shows or training clubs there, it’s worth checking whether they are running. I know a breed club show in another breed has had to cancel their show.
Open show results for this week:
At Swansea, Christine Edwards’ Copymear Kharlid went BOB in the smooths and John Green’s Donami Rhinestone Cowboy was BPIB and PG2. In the longs, Amanda Green’s Ellochi Chasing Stars was BOB. At Portsmouth and Southsea, Lesley Barber’s Lykath’s Megan Sparkle of Ramrowan went BPIB (longs), while Karen Hollister’s Migel Magik Creature At Hollichi (Imp RUS) went BPIB (Smooths) and PG4. At Jarrow and Hebburn Emma Huntley’s Jahneemahs Look At Me JW went BOB and G2, and the same owner’s Jahneemahs Calendar Girl went BPIB (smooths), while in the longs Michelle Emmerson’s Silverchi Ray of Sunshine went BPIB, BOB and PG2. Also at Huddersfield, Mairi Austin’s Ch Mairichis Blossom was 2nd in the AV Toy Veteran class and 1st in the Good Citizens class. At Coatbridge and Airdrie Vivian Silverstein’s Silverchi Preacher Tom went BPIB, BOB and PG3 and SIlverchi Ooooeeee BPIB (longs) and PG4. At Huddersfield, Kate Touhig’s Pepeetolynn Last Dance went BOB. At Lancaster, Danielle Gilling’s Chantico’s Mercedes of Talocan was BPIB and the same owner’s Amarantos Roma of Talocan was BOB.
Nicki Wilkes’ Lukarra Glimpse of Gold has now gained her JW and Stud Book Number. Well done!
Longs are in ring 27 with an early start time of 8am.
The Longcoat Chihuahua Club open show is this Sunday, with an entry of 80 dogs.
The next couple of weekends are busy ones with open shows. Please send me your results/news/tips!
This week I was asked to answer some questions for a doggie news article, one of which was if you could be a wild animal, what would you be and why. Having never given this any thought in my life, I asked some of my students at school which wild animal they thought I was most like. The answer was a jaguar. When I asked why, the reply was “because they are strategic and fierce, just like you Miss!” I think that might have been a compliment and referred to my professional life and not my dog handling!!
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