Well, it’s T minus 9 days until Crufts. I was supposed to be attending a limit show this weekend, but a broken washing machine means I have to wait in for a new one to be delivered, and I’m not sorry to have a weekend of rest before the tiring day that is Crufts.
Last Sunday was the Chihuahua Club of South Wales Championship show. The committee once again put on a fabulous buffet for all the stewards, judges, committee members and exhibitors. Unfortunately, as my mum had only just flown back in to the country the previous day from the States, we decided to shoot off straight after the dog judging as her jet lag was starting to kick in.
Longs were judged by Mervyn Evans. DCC and BOB was Lee Humphrey’s Ch Amarantos Tobin, RDCC Lynn Hill’s Lynpix The Mexican with Becanna, BPD and BPIB Christine Fairburn’s Tidos Its Only Love, RPBD and RBPIB Steve Rooney’s Yorone Going For Gold and BVD and RBVIB James Sangster’s Tidos Christmas Gift. BCC and RBOB was Tony Allcock’s Garnox Shortbread Kiss for Sleepyhollow (her first CC), RBCC James Sangster’s Kirlasidh Taste of Honey, BPB Lyn Ison’s Ismerelle’s Would It Be Magic at Lynpix, RBPB Sharon Robson’s Hurascalexi Bond Passion of Tidos, BVB and BVIB Danielle Gillings’ Ch Vikkilous Perfect Pasha of Talocan JW ShCM and RBVB Marie and Neil Smith’s Gabrielbelle Soliel.
Smooths were judged by Bethan Evans. DCC and BOB was Shih-Chi Chen’s Ch Copymear Calendar Boy JW, RDCC Miss L Anderson’s Lumanatii Rolling Thunder, BPD Diane Fothergill’s Bondor Mr Sunshine at Diamonchi, RBPD Lee Humphrey’s Borjomi Yarrow Amarantos, there were no veteran dogs entered. BCC, BPB, RBOB and BPIB was Steve Rooney’s Borjomi Beyonce at Yorone (another one getting her first CC today), RBCC Beverley Sutton’s Nikitos Nothinglikenormal JW, RBPB Dorothy Entwistle’s Donami Toffee Luvs Dorenty, BVB and BVIB Diane Fothergill’s Ch Beths Sunshine Lady at Diamonchi and RBVB and RBVIB Beverley Sutton’s Ch Lozek Rhapsody in Blue Nikitos JW.
BIS was Calendar Boy – a poignant win given that Amanda and John Green had donated a new trophy for BIS engraved with the name of Leonardo. Poignant, and oh so fitting. RBIS was Tobin, BPIS Beyonce, RBPIS Its Only Love, BVIS Perfect Pasha and RBVIS Sunshine Lady.
News from the open shows:
Saturday was Sutton Coldfield, with longs and smooths judged by Andy Vella. In the Longs, BOB was my own Ellochi Crazy Nights for Pappersley JW and RBOB Miss A Byrdy’s Domi Ventura Ferrero Rocher (Imp Pol). There were no puppies shown for BPIB to be awarded. In the smooths, BOB and BPIB was Anne Halls’ Jorzan Rocky Balboa, who also went PG2. RBOB was the same owner’s Diamonchi Ushuaia Star Girl at Jorzan.
At Caernafon Leana Evans’ Lemaritz Soul Survivor ShCM went BOB and G3 (longs). The same owner’s Ritagold Ice Warrior at Lemaritz ShCM went RBOB in the smooths. At Newark Sharon Webber’s Doobyave Careless Whispers at Serpentis went BOB under Colin Hartley. At Blackpool and Fylde Lesley Taylor’s Arkoschi Miss Prim N Proper went BOB and 1st in AV Special, judged by Lizzie Morley, in the smooths. At the same show, in the longs, Lorraine Daly’s Lozmarchi Macs Midnight went BPIB. At Catrine, Vivian Silverstein’s Silverchi Ooooeeee went BOB.
News from the Irish shows:
At the Irish Toy Group Open Show, Mary Goode’s Aphienna Million Diamonds by Benmar went BOB in the longs, judged by Ms L Coulter.
In the meantime, I’ve decided it’s time to change the car. Now with Chihuahuas, the car doesn’t really have to be huge, except that it does if I want to fit the show trolley and associated equipment for dog shows in it! I’ve had 4 years of happy motoring in my Fiat 500L, which I love, having spent many an hour in a traffic jam on a motorway on the way home from shows, and I will always have the memories of singing along to Christmas songs with mum driving a bitch half way across the country to a stud dog in what turned out to be a mammoth 6 hour journey! I really have no idea what to go for. Recommendations are welcome! Answers on a postcard please….
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