A lovely week weather wise in Chihuahua Town, but somewhat chaotic at my house; my decking has all been ripped up and frames put down for new decking so the dogs are having to do somewhat of an agility course at the moment every time they go out in the garden. I hate having work done to the house at the best of times, but managing it with a pile of dogs who think they should be ‘helping’ just makes it a bit more of a challenge!
Unfortunately no news on Dinky and Doris, the 2 stolen Chihuahuas I reported on last week. I have seen a number of reports on social media this week about other stolen Chihuahuas. As we already know, dog theft is on the rise, and I have noticed a marked increase in the number of stolen Chihuahuas. Whether that is down to more frequent posting on social media, I don’t know. I did read an article in this week’s Our Dogs about the Police not investigating when a dog is stolen – currently it is regarded as theft of property in law and Police resources mean that this is not prioritised when it is reported. The article reported on a gentleman who had a dog stolen at a dog show, and two years later the dog appeared when presented at a vets for treatment 200 miles away and its chip was checked. The ‘owners’ had bought the dog via an advert on a local selling site. Because the current ‘owners’ had bought in all good faith and had committed no criminal act, the Police would then do nothing to return the dog to the original owner. This left the original owner to pursue an expensive civil case to try and retrieve the dog. All very sad and not in the favour of the owner who has had their dog stolen.
It’s also been reported in the dog press this week that Lucy’s Law, the new law that prevents the selling of puppies by third parties, is coming in to force next year. The aim, of course, is to put a stop to ‘puppy peddling’, but a note to you all – this will affect us as breeders as we will not be able to sell puppies on behalf of other breeders. More to follow on this once I have seen the actual legislation.
I reported on Birmingham National last week, so no champ shows to report on this week.
Open show results:
At Merseyside, Diane Fothergill’s Bondor Mr Sunshine was BPIB and Lesley Taylor’s Arkoschi Miss Prim N Proper was RBOB. At Cumnock Vivian Silverstein’s Endless Love Secret of Angels at Silverchi was BOB (smooths) and Silverchi Oooooeeeee BOB in longs.
Irish show results:
11 May was Hibernian All Breed Championship Show. Both coats were judged by Miss G Gibson. Longs: GSD and BOB was Lynn Hargreaves CN/MYS/TH/FIN CH Winchi’s Noah Anou, RGSD Sharon Baker’s GB/INT/POL/GER/CZECH Ch Fabien Chidonna at Efterpi JW, GSB and RBOB Patsy and Wilma McDevitt’s Leri’s Gang Cocoon at Keenaughts (Imp Ita) Jun Ch and RGSB Evangeline Clarke’s Ch Lestatt Dance Yourself Dizzy Jun Ch.
Smooths: GSD and RBOB was Evangeline Clarke’s Ch Lestatt Picasso Jun Ch, RGSD Jenny Buoey’s Sweetpanache Lord of the Rings, GSB and BOB Patsy and Wilma McDevitt’s Arrendene Look A Like Nikitos and RGSB Jenny Buoey’s Sweetpanache Maleficent.
The Our Dogs Top Breeder 2019 Award has published their current leaders – for longs Mrs I Romanovskaya (Chihohit) and for smooths Miss L Anderson (Lumanatii).
Some entry figures for you: SKC longs 66 dogs making 74 entries and smooths 52 dogs making 58 entries. Bath – longs 73 dogs making 77 entries and smooths 68 dogs making 70 entries. Southern Counties – longs 92 dogs making 99 entries and smooths 81 dogs making 93 entries.
Good luck to all of you travelling up to SKC this weekend. Don’t forget to send me your open show results for this weekend. Also, I’m after any funny Chihuahua stories please!
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