Chihuahua Breed Notes 16/03/2020

I hope you are all recovering from Crufts.  The Corona virus situation is fast moving and advice is changing all the time, and I suspect that over the coming weeks I will be posting very short notes (if at all) as there will be very few show results. I also suspect that, whilst mass gatherings…

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Chihuahua Breed Notes 09/03/2020

Well, that’s Crufts over for another year!  The Coronavirus did not seem to have too much of an impact on the breeds, with absentees seeming to be pretty much in line with what you’d normally expect.  It did seem to be lighter on the ground with regard to members of the public though.  I can…

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Chihuahua Breed Notes 28/02/2020

It’s another stormy old day in Chihuahua Town and Crufts is fast approaching.  I’m sure preparations are afoot in your homes; grooming, outfits, planning, the list is endless.  I know many have concerns about the coronavirus and I have seen numerous posts online about it, but the Kennel Club are closely following advice from the…

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Chihuahua Breed Notes 21/02/2020

Well, it’s been another windy old week in Chihuahua Town, and Storm Dennis kept many of us at home last weekend.  I had a busy weekend with two shows, both of them less than an hour from home which meant I was able to brave the weather and attend both, but I certainly don’t blame…

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Chihuahua Breed Notes 14/02/2020

Happy Pawlentines Day to you all in Chihuahua Town!  I hope your little Mexicans are spoiling you today!  I made the liver cake I talked about last week – a nice easy recipe to follow, but it went down so well with my gang that one of my unappreciative little monkeys nearly took off one…

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Chihuahua Breed Notes 07/02/2020

Are we all battening down the hatches in Chihuahua Town as we prepare for Storm Ciara this weekend?  I came across the following joke which I found rather amusing and might make you smile:  Chihuahuas have 18 muscles in each ear…….. to help them ignore you. Crufts entries have been published; Longs 216 dogs making…

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Chihuahua Breed Notes 30/01/2020

We’re now on the countdown to Crufts in Chihuahua Town.  For the past couple of years I’ve talked about wearing flight socks to save the ankle and calf pain that the reinforced concrete floor at the NEC can inflict.  I’ve recently discovered Fit Flop shoes so that’s possibly something that might help as well. I…

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Chihuahua Breed Notes 24/01/2020

Well, the last opportunity to qualify for Crufts passed last weekend at Manchester Champ show and Crufts entries have now closed.  We await the entry numbers with bated breath!  Talking about Crufts, I’m sure many of you are busy planning your outfit.  My Kennel Gazette arrived this week and there was a very interesting article…

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Chihuahua Breed Notes 17/01/2020

Well, it’s been a stormy old week in Chihuahua Town with Storm Brendan.  In schools, we are well aware that wind sends the kids hyper, and I’ve found it often does the same to my own dogs.  I’m well known for predicting the general behaviour in my school based on the behaviour of my dogs…

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Chihuahua Breed Notes 10/01/2020

I hope you are all well in Chihuahua Town, and looking forward to the weekend.  If you’re off to Boston this weekend, the committee are having a collection you can donate to in support of those affected by the Australian Bush Fires.  They have announced today that they will match the donations made by exhibitors.…

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Chihuahua Breed Notes 03/01/2020

Well, a very Happy New Year to you all in Chihuahua Town!  I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas and that the New Year is successful and prosperous for you all.  Christmas here is always a quiet affair, and not being one for New Year, I was tucked up in bed with the…

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Chihuahua Breed Notes 19/12/19

Well, this is the last set of breed notes before the big day next week, so this is my last opportunity to wish you and all the little four legged Mexicans a very Merry Christmas!  I treated myself to a new Bissell carpet cleaner in the Black Friday sales; whilst I have ceramic/vinyl floors mostly,…

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Chihuahua Breed Notes 13/12/19

Christmas is fast approaching in Chihuahua Town.  All the little Mexicans are eagerly waiting to see what SantaPaws brings them and to enjoy a lovely turkey dinner.  Likewise; the humans who are enslaved to the little Mexicans. This week has we have seen a historic General Election, and I have particularly enjoyed the photos of…

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Chihuahua Breed Notes 06/12/19

Having read a number of bits and pieces about the danger of some green algae to dogs, I noticed my decking and patio steps were looking very green.  Worried about the possibility of firstly, the dogs slipping on it, and secondly that it can’t be good for them, I spent a couple of hours jet…

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Chihuahua Breed Notes 29/11/19

The wet and rainy weather continues in Chihuahua Town and I for one am fed up of it.  Mr Weather Forecaster assured me on the news this morning that although the temperature is dropping colder, we are in for a dry spell.  Thankfully!  Entertaining a pile of little Mexicans when the weather is wet is…

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Chihuahua Breed Notes 22/11/19

The Christmas adverts are here on the TV, which can mean only one thing – that it’s nearly time for the LKA buffet!  As usual, bring along some food to add to it and join in with some Christmas cheer.  The weekend before is the Longcoat open show, and that’s always a good one for…

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Chihuahua Breed Notes 15/11/19

It’s been a bit of a quiet week in Chihuahua Town this week.  The Dogs Trust have publicised 60 dogs that have been removed from a suspected puppy farm near me in the Midlands, quite a number of which were Chihuahuas.  Fortunately, they look to be in reasonable condition and the task of re-homing them…

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Chihuahua Breed Notes 08/11/19

Following on from the last couple of weeks where I have reported on some supermarkets limiting or banning the sale of fireworks to the public, a petition has now been put in to Parliament to ban the sale of fireworks.  As the number of signatories is over 100,000, it now must become an item to…

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Chihuahua Breed Notes 01/11/19

Autumn has well and truly landed in Chihuahua Town.  The drive to Northern Counties Chihuahua Club last weekend yielded a vast array of beautiful autumn colours from the turning trees.   I love this time of year, despite the rain, but those crisp frosty autumn mornings are my favourite.  It’s been half term week here so…

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Chihuahua Breed Notes 24/10/19

It’s been a busy time in Chihuahua Town with the Kennel Club reviewing the Breed Health Plans.  There is a new Animal Health Trust project running which is funded by the Dogs Trust.  The project plans to collect DNA from any dog of any breed with an inherited eye disease.  The Kennel Club or our…

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Chihuahua Breed Notes 17/10/19

Chihuahua Town is approaching a busy time of year as we run up to Christmas with lots of breed club championship shows and open shows galore.  I don’t think I have many free weekends now between now and Christmas, but I do so enjoy the run up to the Festive season at the shows. There…

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Chihuahua Breed Notes 10/10/19

How are things in Chihuahua Town this week?  It’s a busy weekend here as I have puppies leaving and dogs to bath for SWKA.  I was very sad to see a Chihuahua stolen at knifepoint from its owner in Glasgow, which has been reported on in local and national news, as well as social media. …

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Chihuahua Breed Notes 03/10/19

I definitely think the weather is starting to turn in Chihuahua Town as it’s seemed much more chilly the last couple of days and the Pappersley Wowas have taken to sleeping in their beds next to the radiators!   I have some more sad news this week – you may have seen me report on Naomi…

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Chihuahua Breed notes 26/09/19

Unfortunately we have very sad news in Chihuahua Town this week with the sudden passing of Doris Elliot of Peakvalley Chihuahuas.  I can’t believe I only wrote in last week’s notes about her girl (Ch Peakvalley’s Madam Mim) gaining her 4th CC at Darlington.  As you will all be aware, Doris lost her lovely daughter,…

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Chihuahua Breed Notes 20/09/19

We have been blessed with beautiful weather in Chihuahua Town this week.  It’s just the right sort of weather I always think – sunny and warm so the little Mexicans can bask in it, as they love to do, but not so hot that they overheat.  I have been frustrated this week to see images…

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