Chihuahua Breed Notes 22/06/18
It’s been a busy old week on the show circuit! We had Border Union last weekend, the Royal Cheshire show midweek and a whole host of open shows. The weather has continued to be kind. I was in the vets this week and was reading the notices while I was waiting and my attention was drawn to a poster about Lungworm. It’s the time of year for slugs and snails, so a reminder to keep your littlies safe and away from those little critters!
At Border Union Longs were judged by Ricky Kelsey. DCC and BOB was Shelda Hornby’s Ch Bramerita Mr Holmes, RDCC Gillian Obringer’s Amato Azzurro Rock me Amadeus Chiaffie (Imp), BCC Melanie Elliot’s Shumagda Isadora Duncan Of Amberetta SHCM (I understand this was her 3rd and crowning CC), RBCC Sharon Birch’s Doobyave Careless Whispers At Serpentis and BP Shelda Hornby’s Hunky Dory.
Smooths were judged by Steve Rooney. DCC was Rose Lov’s Joda De L’Isle Au Vert Coteau Avec Lovchi (Imp Fra) and gaining his stud book number, RDCC Serena Hunt’s Valenchino Mocking Jay For Moltobello, BCC and BOB J Supprinaityte’s Borjomi Beauty, RBCC and BP Shelda Hornby’s Bramerita Prosecco Please. Lola Lovric was 3rd in a strong 6-11 years Junior Handling class.
Open show results: at Royal Welsh Agricultural Show Nicki Wilkes’ Lukarra Glimpse Of Gold was first in Puppy, Junior and BPIB, Rose Lov’s Joda De L’Isle Au Vert Coteau Avec Lovchi (Imp Fra) was first in Open and BOB (also a Crufts qualification as it was a premier show), judged by John Gullon. At the same show Lola Lovric came first in 6-11 Junior Handling with Lovchi Broderick Fly High.
At Spire Toy Dog (which was re-scheduled from March due to the snow) Nicki Wilkes’ Lukarra Glimpse Of Gold was 1st in Puppy and BPIB. Rose Lov’s Lovchi Monkey was 1st in Open and BOB. Lola Lovric was 1st in 6-11 year Junior Handling and both Spire Toy Dog and Great Harwood Agricultural Show. At Ashfield under Pat D Lewis, Rose Lov’s Joda De L’Isle Au Vert Coteau Avec Lovchi (Imp Fra) was 1st in Open and RBOB. At Chepstow Julie Dover’s Justenuf Yin Yang was BPIB and PG3.
Royal Cheshire Show: both coats judged by Denise Hurst, Smooths – BOB Elaine Waddington’s Spindlepoint Yule Brynner, RBOB Diane Fothergill’s Diamonchi Golden Symphony and BP the same owner’s Diamonchi Mister Moon. Longs – BOB Steve Rooney’s Zoya’s Kingdom Golden Boy At Yorone, RBOB and BP Miss Lucas’ Talbotchis California Popsicle To Philandine.
At the Irish shows: at Swords All Breed Championship show Smooths – GSD and BOB was Mrs M Hamill’s Shadiki Star Spangled, RGSD Evangeline Clarke’s Lestatt Picasso, GSB and RBOB Brenda Part’s Ir CH GB Diamonchi Doll With Fairywings, RGSB the same owner’s Silverchi Desiterata With Fairywings. Longs – GSD and BOB Marie Thorpe’s Idyllium’s Showman, RGSD Francine Kelly’s Yorone Press Call for Frapachi, GSB and RBOB Mary Goode’s Bramvers Canoness By Tampico and RGSB Evangeline Clarke’s Lestatt Dance Yourself Dizzy Jun Ch.
My sister (made famous by my comments earlier in the year about her and Crufts!) has come home from Surrey for a few days. The dogs love her – there are no boundaries to stick to with her and all concept of personal space disappears. We decided to have a Chinese takeaway with mum and dad. Isaac thought he fancied a bit and did his utmost to steal some, which included climbing the back of the sofa, using my sister as a climbing aid. Unfortunately, he was not successful in his efforts and the Chinese takeaway eluded him.
As I now have the ability to publish straight to the website, I think I am able to include a photograph. So here’s a little competition for this week – send me a photo of your proudest Chihuahua related moment and I’ll pick one for next weeks notes!
Safe journeys this weekend for all travelling to Blackpool and various open shows – send me your results my lovelies – email, facebook, messenger or carrier pigeon.