New Year, new publication, new breed note writer; it’s all change in Chihuahua Town, so let’s take a deep breath, and off we go!
I hope you haven’t started the New Year off like I have – ill in bed with the ‘flu and with a bunch of Chihuahuas who love nothing more than to shred tissues into thousands of tiny pieces and distribute them all over your house. If you have, I hope you get well soon and have a good hoover.
Boston Champ Show was a few days ago with Longs and Smooths judged by Amanda Ellis. Shelda Hornby ‘did the double’ taking
Best Dog and Best Bitch in Longs with Sherlock and Joyce (BOB was Sherlock). Lynn Hill was RBD with Chico and RBB was Doobyave Careless Whispers At Serpentis (sorry, don’t know her pet name!). Wendy Turnbull was absolutely over the moon to take BP with Xena, qualifying her for Crufts 2018. One of the things about Boston is all the puppies coming out to qualify for Crufts and there were plenty of those: Kevin and Gemma Calvert’s Logan and Dave and Yvonne Olive’s Oozoora Master of Dreams. There were happy faces aplenty!
In smooths, BD and BOB was Wendy Ansell’s Myojo Care Bare JW, BB was Jurate Sup’s Borjomi Beauty with RBD C Wells’ Peeptolyn Obsidian At Dollybeau and RBB Susan Slavinec’s Silverchi Grace Kelly. I know there were also lots of individual successes in the smooths, but by then my ‘flu took over and everything turned to cotton wool.
As many of you know, I am also involved in obedience and agility with Chihuahuas (well before my dalliance in the show world!). They are clever little devils and as agile as they come and I do so love to see them in the other canine disciplines. I heard this week from Isa Randle, who trains both her Chihuahuas in Agility and Heelwork to Music. The keener eyed among you may well have seen her HTM routine on the coverage for Crufts last year with Lucky. Lucky is also a canine actor and has been seen in a number of TV adverts. Isa and Lucky are currently training with Richard Curtis and are polishing their routine for the Crufts semi-final freestyle competition on 20 January. I’m very much looking forward to seeing the results!
I am also involved in the Obreedience competition with my other breed (Paps) but have been thinking about setting up a Chihuahua Obreedience Team. Is there anyone out there who would be interested? I will write more about the competition in upcoming weeks, but would love to hear from anyone who’s little Mexican Jumping Bean can do a bit of obedience.
Please do come and talk to me at shows and tell me of your wins and happy news for the breed notes. I pick up bits and pieces from Facebook (and champ show results from online), but it doesn’t always sink in to my old addled brain. Add me on facebook, send me a message, write me an email, phone me, talk to me or send me a smoke signal.
Until next time folks; Alan says I have to have my photo taken for the breed notes so I’m just popping off down the hairdressers…….. anyone else think nothing of spending £10 on a bottle of dog shampoo but really begrudge spending more than £1 their own, or is that just me?