Well, it’s been a busy couple of weeks in Chihuahua Town! Last week, we all de-camped down to Bristol for the West Country Chihuahua Club Open Show. This has always been one of my favourite shows so I was interested to see what the new venue was like, and it was lovely. A super green area for showing on with shade from the trees. It was a warm day but with a constant breeze which made it perfect weather for outdoor showing. The committee did an excellent job in running the show and making exhibitors very welcome.
Longs were judged by Elaine Williams. BD and BOB was my own Ellochi Crazy Nights for Pappersley JW, RBD, BPD and BPIB was Steve Rooney’s Parisland The Gigolo with Yorone, BB Ann Radford’s Ridgehawk Treasure Girl, RBB and BPB Mr and Mrs Lewis’ Tyssul Zanita and BVIB Mairi Austin’s Ch Mairichi’s Blossom.
Smooths were judged by Mea Kendall. BD and BOB was Beverley Sutton’s Jicara Heartbreaker Nikitos, RBD Mr and Mrs Lewis’ You’ll Never Walk Alone of European Friendship at Tyssul JW, BB Williams and Loosley’s Jicara Strike A Blow, RBB and BVIB Beverley’s Ch Lozek Rhapsody in Blue Nikitos JW, BPB and BPIB Tony Allcock and Jurate Suprinaityte’s Borjomi Fortune.
The BIS judge was Pauline Lock. BIS was my own Crazy Nights (aka Isaac), RBIS Heartbreaker, BPIS Fortune, RBPIS The Gigolo, BVIS Rhapsody in Blue and RBVIS was Blossom. This was my first Best in Show win, and I don’t mind admitting I was gobsmacked! We came home with a vast array of rosettes and gifts, and two very large gin and tonics were consumed that night (by me, not the dogs!).
Then we had Paignton Champ Show last Tuesday. This is a show I’ve never done before, but what a super day we had! The floor of the ring was a little slippy, but a good size, and actually quite nice to be inside after all the outdoor shows of late. This was just as well as the rain made its appearance during the day. Longs were judged by Nick Gourley. DCC was Lesley Richards’ Hollyel Iced Diamonds and RDCC went to Amanda Green’s Ellochi A Million Dreams out of the puppy class. BCC and BOB was Shelda Hornby’s Ch Torre Del Pilar Shelda’s at Bramerita (Imp), RBCC Steve Rooney’s Ch Donami Limelight, BPIB Joan Waterworth’s Barwater Miss Marple and BSpecBeg Anita Skinner’s Tyssul Zafira.
Smooths were judged by Denise Parker. DCC and BOB was Beverley Sutton’s Ch Now Or Never De L’isle Au Vert Coteau Nikitos (Imp), RDCC Shih-Chi Chen’s Ch Copymear Calendar Boy JW, BCC Steve Rooney’s Borjomi Beyonce at Yorone, RBCC Christine Fairburn’s Tidos Mission Insanity, BPIB Mrs D Lane’s Denique Heypresto and BSpecBeg Jeanette Ogborn’s Denique Abracadabra at Tinkkatailz.
A number of us then had a lovely time celebrating the 16th birthday of Kacey-Leigh Green, with a lovely buffet and drinks (lemonade for me – I was driving!) provided by Amanda and John Green. I have to say there really was a lovely atmosphere round the ring.
I haven’t really picked up any open show results the last week or so from Facebook as in between dog shows I’ve been busy getting decorating done. A number of my dogs were adorned with paint at the end of this. Just as I was about to go in to the ring at Paignton with one of my dogs, I noticed she still had white paint on her whiskers despite a bath the night before. Paint quickly removed (although she has white whiskers) and I don’t think the judge noticed! Decorating and dogs definitely don’t mix! Please do send me any open show results so that I can include them next week.
News from the Irish Shows:
3 August was Newtownards and District Canine Club All Breed championship show, the Chihuahua judge being Mr U Timonen. Longs – GSD and RBOB was Sharon Baker’s CH/CIB/GB CH/GER CH/POL CH/CZECH CH Fabien Chidonna at Efterpi JW, RGSD was Saroirse Mckenna’s Lookoum Light My Fire, GSB and BOB was the same owner’s Pocoperro Amber Lily for Chantico and RGSB Evangeline Clarke’s Ch Lestatt Dance Yourself Dizzy Jun Ch. Smooths – GSD an BOB was Evangeline Clarke’s Ch Lestatt Picasso Jun Ch, RGSD Francine Kelly’s Sweetpanache Gift of Friendship for Frapachi, GSB and RBOB G Kelleher’s Lestatt Guenica and RGSB Evangeline Clarke’s Lestatt Snow White.
4 August was Dun Laoghaire Canine Society All Breed championship show with the Chihuahua judge being Mr D Alford. Longs – GSD and BOB was Sharon Baker’s CH/CIB/GB CH/GER CH/POL CH/CZECH CH Fabien Chidonna at Efterpi JW, RGSD Mary Goode’s TH, CN, MAL CH Winchi’s Noah Anou, GSB and RBOB Saroise Mckenna’s Ismirelle’s Dance in the Dark at Chantico and RGSB Evangeline Clarke’s Ch Lestatt Dance Yourself Dizzy Jun CH. Smooths – GSD an BOB was Evangeline Clarke’s Ch Lestatt Picasso Jun Ch, RGSD Marissa Hamill’s Black Jack Secret of Angels, GSB and RBOB Evangeline Clarke’s Lestatt Snow White and RGSB Pat and Wilma McDevitt’s Arrendene Look A Like Nikitos.
Good luck and safe travels to all of you off to Bournemouth. I understand the weather forecast is not great with rain and wind, but that the show organisers have confirmed it is going ahead as planned. For those of you with an interest in Agility, The Kennel Club have had to cancel today’s International Agility Festival because of the wind, but I wouldn’t fancy sending my dog up an A Frame or Dog Walk in high winds, so fair play.
A big ‘Get Well Soon’ to Wendy Turnbull who is back in hospital. Hope they can get you sorted this time Wendy.
Don’t forget to send me all your news and open show results for next week’s notes, and enjoy your weekends, whatever you are up to, with your little Mexicans!
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