Hope you are all well in Chihuahua Town; I was struck down with the dreaded lurgy last week which resulted in two days in bed where I was incapable of anything but sleep, hence the lack of breed notes last week, so my apologies for that.
Quite a lot to report on for show results and breed club news this week.
Saturday 16 March was the Smoothcoat Chihuahua Club’s open show and AGM. Following on from the resignation and retirement of the Secretary and Treasurer, Dianne Robinson, who has been acting secretary since August last year, was elected Hon Secretary. I was elected as Hon treasurer. There were new committee members elected en bloc. David Reece, Chairman, gave his address to open the AGM.
Feedback from exhibitors at the show was very positive, commenting on the friendliness and smooth running. Lyndsey Russell flew down from Scotland to judge. BD was Beverley Sutton’s Now or Never De L’Isle Au Vert Coteau Nikitos, RBD Jo Ginger’s Jodeschi Incoming Blizzard, BPD Diane Fothergill’s Bondor Mr Sunshine at Diamonchi and RBPD Susan Slavinec’s Charonchi Billy Super Duper. BB was Beverley Sutton’s Nikitos Nothinglikenormal JW, RBB Rose Lovric’s Lovchi Dripping in Finesse, BPB Steve Rooney’s Borjomi Beyonce at Yorone and RBPB Cath Wells’ Dollybeau’s Penny Fitzgerald. BIS was Now or Never, RBIS Nothinglikenormal, BPIS Beyonce, RBPIS Mr Sunshine, BVIS Beverley Sutton’s Ch Lozek Rhapsody in Blue Nikitos JW and RBVIS Amanda Jacks’ Ch Amarose Tink Attitude JW. Well done to all.
News from the open shows:
At North East of England Toy Dog, in longcoats, judged by Neil Smith, BD was Michelle Emmerson’s X-Ismirelle’s Boy Dogomania and BOB the same owner’s Ismirelle’s Born to Shine. In the smooths, also judged by Neil, BOB was Emma Huntley’s Jahneemahs Mastermind, who was also shortlisted for BIS. BB was the same owner’s Jahneemahs All Eyes on Me. Lauren Parker’s long coat Muriella Try Harder at Parkbow was 2nd in Open Bitch and BVIB, and then went on to RBVIS under Gary Thomas.
At Woolwich & Bexley, Jim Culverhouse’s Lykath Flash Gordon was BPIB and PG3, Baby Boom Mano Efektas with Lykath JW was BOB and G4. Lesley and Roy Barber’s Lykath’s Mary Poppins at Ramrowan was RBOB.
At Retford, Mairi Austin’s Ch Mairichi’s Blossom won the AV Toy Veteran class and was placed 4th in BVIS out of 7, also the oldest there in the line up. Kate Lynn Touhig’s Pepeetolynn Madam May was BPIB (longs).
At Whitehaven, Lesley Taylor’s smoothcoat Arkoschi Miss Prim N Proper was BOB and G2 under judges Sophie Farnworth (breed) and Anne MacDonald (group). The same dog also went BOB at Llandudno (judge Christine Bell) and G4 (judge Pauline Sidgwick).
Also at Llandudno in the longcoats Danielle Gilling’s Chantico’s Mercedes of Talocan was BPIB, Vikkilous Fabulous Flavia of Talocan was BOB and Ch Vikkilous Perfect Pasha of Talocan JW won AV Toy Veteran.
At Spire Toy Dog Anne Halls’ Jorazan Rocky Balboa was BPIB under judge Joan Waterworth and PG3 under Lizzie Morley.
At Oswestry, smooths were judged by Susan Smith; BOB and BPIB was Anne Hall’s Jorazan Rocky Balboa, who also went G4 under Lynn Crane. RBOB was Lesley Taylor’s Arkoschi Miss Prim N Proper. Longs were judged by Lynn Crane, BOB was my own Ellochi Crazy Nights for Pappersley JW and RBOB was Sharon Hughes’ Trefnanney Piper.
At Scottish Toy Dog, Vivian Silverstein’s smoothcoat Silverchi Preacher Tom was BPIB and loncoat Silverchi Oooooeeeee BPIB and shortlisted for BPIS. The same owner’s smoothcoat Misty Meadow’s Secret Passion at Silverchi was BOB. Breed judge was Steve Rooney.
At Exeter, Michelle Poyner’s Diamonchi Man on the Moon was BOB under judge Gary Quest.
News from the Irish Shows:
IKC Celtic Winners International Championship Show, both coats judged by Mrs C Muldoon: Longs – GSD, CACIB Dog and RBOB was Sharon Baker’s GB/INT/POL/GER/CZECH Ch Fabien Chidonna at Efterpi JW, RGSD and Res CACIB Dog was Mr D Costigan’s Incason Bad Moon Rising, GSB, CACIB Bitch and BOB was Hayley Murphy’s Ch Efterpi Lady Million for Aphienna Jun Ch, RGSB and Res CACIB Bitch was Pat and Wilma McDevitt’s Leri’s Gang Cocoon at Keenaughts (Imp ITA) Jun Ch.
Smooths – GSD, CACIB Dog and RBOB was Evangeline Clarke’s Ch Lestatt Picasso Jun Ch, RGSD Mrs D Kerr’s Silverchi Burning Bridges, GSB and BOB was Pat and Wilman McDevitt’s Keenaughts Once A Blue Moon, RGSB and CACIB Bitch was Evangeline Clarke’s Lestatt Ms Monroe. Res CACIB Bitch was Brenda Part’s Ir Ch GB Jun Ch Diamonchi Diamond Doll with Fairywings.
The following day was St Patricks Day International Championship Show with both coats judged by Mrs R Lochs. Longs – GSD and CACIB Dog was Sharon Baker’s GB/INT/POL/GER/CZECH Ch Fabien Chidonna at Efterpi JW, GSB and CACIB Bitch was Pat and Wilma McDevitt’s Leri’s Gang Cocoon at Keenaughts (Imp ITA) Jun Ch, RGSB and Res CACIB Bitch Hayley Murphey’s Ch Efterpi Lady Million for Aphienna Jun Ch.
Smooths – GSD and BOB was M Hamill’s Black Jack Secret of Angels, RGSD and CACIB Dog Evangeline Clarke’s Ch Lestatt Picasso Jun Ch, GSB, CACIB Bitch and RBOB the same owner’s Lestatt Ms Monroe, and RGSB Pat and Wilma McDevitt’s Keenaughts Once a Blue Moon.
News from the Channel Island shows:
At the Kennel Club of Jersey Winter Championship Show, Hayley Bisson’s Beaulamey Holly Golightly won the Toy Group, CC and Best In Show. Huge well done to Hayley and her little one!
Wow! Think I’ve got it all in but if you have sent me news and I’ve missed it off, please feel free to give me a kick in the shins the next time you see me. This weekend is UK Toy Dog, with good entries in both coats. I look forward to seeing you all there and please do come and say hello, tell me your news etc! I’m not contagious any more!
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