Chihuahua Breed Notes 19/12/18
It’s a Holly, Jolly Christmas here in Chihuahua Town! The presents are all wrapped, Christmas cards are all distributed (just about!), the turkey is in the fridge, the decorations are all done, the Christmas TV viewing is planned, the mince pies are made, the party music is on; and the chi’s have duly weed under the Christmas tree.
Next weekend is Birmingham Toy Dog Open Show, and I believe the entries for both longs and smooths are good.
A date for your diary – Chihuahua Club of South Wales are holding their AGM on 13 January 2019 at Neath Sports Centre, SA10 7BR.
Last weekend was LKA. It’s a show that’s never been a lucky one for me, but one I always love, so I just entered the one dog. For the first time, I noticed that the blue carpet was somewhat off-putting to some of the puppies and I wondered if that was something to do with it being a colour they can see as opposed to the green carpet of Crufts which they see as a grey colour. I would imagine that sea of blue might be a bit disconcerting to a tiny dog. In addition to that were the dreaded grates – I did a walk round of the ring before judging started to locate the grates, but I really do wish the committee of both LKA and Crufts would think about doing something about them. I ruined a bitch at Crufts one year walking over a grate – she never showed again (lesson learned the hard way), but in toy breeds, it really is something that needs consideration.
Longs were judged by Stephen Goodwin; DCC and BOB was Lesley Richards’ Ch Hollyel Topaz ‘N’ Diamonds (handled by Amanda Jacks), RDCC Marie Thorpe’s Ir Ch Idyllium’s Showman, BCC Sharon Robson’s Rushwardens Ultraviolet of Tidos, RBCC Dorothy Entwistle’s Dorenty’s Viva Vienna JW, BP Steve Rooney’s Yorone Gold For Gold (I took this from the catalogue but I’ve a feeling it’s misprinted) and BV Mairi Auston’s Ch Mairichis Blossom JW.
Smooths were judged by Elaine Waddington; DCC and BOB was Shih-Chi Chen’s Ch Copymear Calendar Boy JW – a win I think we were all over the moon with. RDCC was Amiee and Carol Davies’ Ch Dachida’s Johnnie Hot Rocks, BCC Rita Johnson’s Diamonchi Golden Melody At Jaffajems (I believe her 3rd and crowning ticket), RBCC Davies, Requena & Llamas’ Gibeltarik House Parti At Dachida’s, BP Jo Ginger’s Jodeschi Incoming Blizzard and BV Amanda Jacks’ Ch Amarose Tink Attitude JW.
The shopping was awesome – I managed to spend quite a bit! Huge well done and thanks to Marie and Neil Smith for organising the buffet, a huge hit as always. There was a jolly atmosphere around the Chihuahua rings; what a lovely way to kick of the Christmas festivities!
Please send me your open show wins for this weekend and the many shows going on over the Christmas period. This time next week it will be Boxing Day, so I may not be in any fit state to be writing my breed notes! However, I will be on to it in between Christmas and New Year (I have a lovely new laptop to try out!).
So all that remains is for me to wish you all a very Merry, Happy and Pawsome Christmas!
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