Well, the lovely sunny weather in Chihuahua Town has disappeared and been replaced by rain. Yesterday, here in the Midlands, we had a terrific thunderstorm. I’ve a couple of youngsters here who’ve never experienced one before who thought the appropriate response to every clap of thunder was to give it a really good telling off.
Being an advocate of any good tips and advice for living with our lovely breed, for those of you with hard floors who like a nice rug, I’ve discovered an excellent range of shaggy type rugs in Dunelm. Rubber backed to protect your floors and completely machine washable for those little accidents. I’ve now got a few of them and can confirm they wash up really well and dry quickly. They are reasonably priced in a number of colours and 3 different sizes.
Last weekend was Ulster Chihuahua Clubs championship show. Longs were judged by Pauline Lodwick. DCC and RBOB was Mary Goode and Lynn Hargreaves’ Th Ch Winchi’s Noah Anou (Imp Tha), RDCC Sue Lee’s Ridgehawk Freds Legacy and BPD Michelle Byrne and Ben Joiner’s Jotolemar Dangerous Times With Dacatelo. BCC and BOB was Sharon Robson’s Ch Rushwardens Ultraviolet of Tidos, RBCC Carol Conquest’s Neo Fabulous Captivation, BPB and BPIB Kirstie Price’s My Precious A True Love of Kircyan (Imp Swe) and BVIB James Sangster’s Tidos Christmas Gift.
Smooths were judged by Louise Henry. DCC and BOB was Beverley Sutton’s Jicara Heartbreaker Nikitos, RDCC, BPD and BPIB Diane Fothergill’s Bondor Mr Sunshine at Diamonchi, BCC, RBOB and BVIB Beverley’s Ch Lozek Rhapsody in Blue Nikitos JW and RBCC and BPB Jenny Buoey’s Sweetpanache Maleficent.
BIS was judged by Fidelma Doherty Dixie; BIS was Ultraviolet, RBIS Noah Anou, BPIS Mr Sunshine, RBPIS A True Love and BVIS Christmas Gift. Well done to the principal winners and all of you who had successes in the classes.
News from the open shows:
At Derby Canine Society, both coats were judged by Leana Evans. Longs: BOB was my own Ellochi Crazy Nights for Pappersley, RBOB Colin Craggs’ Reynoldco Sweet Dreams JW and BP Dorothy Entwistle’s Dorentys Willy Eckaslike. Smooths: BOB was Sandra Stangoe’s Spindlepoint Noel Coward at Stanghurst, RBOB Leslie Taylor’s Arkoschi Miss Prim N Proper and BP Sandra’s Stanghurst Cry Me A River. One of the largest entries I’ve seen at an open show with 33 longs and 15 smooths.
At Chertsey BPIB and PG2 was Jane Ward’s Red Hot Chilli Pepper, sired by Ch Copymear Calendar Boy JW.
At Rochdale, both coats judged by Nicki Wilkes, Serena Hunt’s Valenchino Mocking Jay for Moltobello JW ShCM was BOB. Lorraine Daly’s White Phantom at Lozmarchi was BPIB.
At Sunderland, in the longs Michelle Emmerson’s X-Ismirelle’s Boy Dogomania was BOB, Breeze Newbery’s Ismirelle’s The Mad Hatter at Hermosoangel was RBOB, the same owner’s Mellisa Dogomania at Hermosoangel was BPIB and TG4. In the smooths Rachael Stirzaker’s Ameliachi Making Memories JW ShCM was BOB, first in AV Toy Open and also shortlisted in the toy group. The judge was Gail Saffer.
At Clydebank and District, Michelle Byrne and Ben Joiner’s Jotolemar Dangerous Ties with Dacatelo was BOB, and shortlisted in the toy group, judged by Albert White.
At Eastwood Kennel Association Sharon Hughes’ Trefnanney Prudence was BOB, G3 and Best AV Toy Veteran, judged by Janet Kirkwood (longs) and Anne Halls’ Jorazan Apollo Creed was BOB and BPIB (smooths).
News from the Irish Shows:
At the Combined Canine All Breed International Championship show on 20 April, both coats were judged by Ms R Kazlaukaite. Longs – GSD, CACIB Dog and BOB was A O’Reilly’s Tyssul Awel Haf Chatwyn, RGSD and Res CACIB Dog Ineta Bele’s Foxtrot Colibri Z Rozy Vetrov, GSB, CACIB and RBOB Bitch Evangeline Clarke’s Ch Lestatt Dance Yourself Dizzy Jun Ch and RGSB Henry and McDonagh’s Chantico’s Heart of Glass. Smooths – GSD and CACIB Dog was Natalja Maedova’s Multi Ch Magic Show Shiny Sky, RGSD and Res CACIB Dog Evangeline Clarke’s Ch Lestatt Picasso Jun Ch, GSB, CACIB Bitch and RBOB Evangeline Clarke’s Lestatt Ms Monroe, RGSB G Kelleher’s Lestatt Sweet Like Sugar and Res CACIB Bitch Henry and McDonagh’s Fanabe Erna by Pepeetolynn.
The following day (21 April) was the Combined Canine All Breed National Championship show. Both coats were judged by Mr C Jouanchicot. Longs – GSD and RBOB was Sharon Baker’s GB/INT/POL/GER/CZECH Ch Fabien Chidonna at Efpterpi JW, RGSD Hayley Murphy’s Aphienna A Million Dreams, GSB and BOB Evangeline Clarke’s Ch Lestatt Dance Yourself Dizzy Jun Ch and RGSB Hayley Murphy’s Ch Efterpi Lady Million for Aphienna Jun Ch. Smooths – GSD and RBOB was Natalja Mamedova’s Multi Ch Magic Show Shiny Sky, RGSD Evangeline Clarke’s Ch Lestatt Picasso Jun Ch, GSB and BOB Brenda Part’s Ir Ch GB Jun Ch Diamonchi Doll with Fairywings, RGSB G Kelleher’s Lestatt Guenica.
Well, the last week certainly has been a busy one on the show circuit, hasn’t it?!
It appears that Facebook is enforcing some tough new rules regarding the selling of animals on their platform. It has always been their policy that the selling of animals is not allowed, but it seems they are only just now getting around to policing it, unless, of course, you pay for the right to advertise. So less about animal welfare and more about a money making exercise it would seem. They are now deleting posts selling puppies/kittens etc, and some groups have been deleted entirely. You have been warned!
Tomorrow, like many of you, I’m off to WELKS. Will it be outside? Will it be inside? According to the weather app on my phone, it’s due to rain, but who knows? Do I take wellies? Will I need my summer shoes? Will I need a waterproof jacket? Possibly the sun cream? Best just to load the car up with it all…
And don’t forget to send me your open show wins from this weekend!
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