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, Linda, not long ago and I know was missing her dreadfully. At least they are together again. Doris is a sad loss to our world, a very kind lady who always had time for a chat and never failed to be positive and up beat. Doris’ funeral is on Tuesday 8 October at Amber Valley Crematorium. The family have asked for donations please, instead of flowers, as per Doris’ wishes. RIP Doris, and our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this sad time.
Driffield was last weekend with longs judged by Lyn Ison. DCC, BP and BOB was Steve Rooney’s Parisland The Gigolo with Yorone out of the Puppy class (his 2nd CC), RDCC Michelle Byrne and Ben Joiner’s Jotolemar Dangerous Times with Dacatelo, BCC Rosie Clarke’s Oxsirius Neon Tiger (her 3rd and crowning ticket), RBCC the same owner’s Oxsirius Moondancer from the Junior class, BV Mairi Austin’s Ch Mairichi’s Blossom JW VW and BSpecBeg J Parker’s Winterfells Ghost at Zuvan.
Smooths were judged by John Purnell. DCC and BOB was Lyndsey Anderson’s Ch Lumanatii Rolling Thunder, RDCC Tina Edwards’ Copymear Kharlid, BCC Steve Rooney’s Borjomi Beyonce at Yorone, RBCC and BP Diane Fothergill’s Diamonchi Little Miss Star, BV Beverley Sutton’s Ch Lozek Rhapsody in Blue Nikitos JW, who then went G2, and BSpecBeg Jody Davis’ Minniemagic’s Lily Jo at Chibull.
News from the open shows:
At Bedford, both coats were judged by Barbara Wallis Baga. I understand from chatting to her afterwards that she used to own Chihuahuas many years ago. In the Longs, BOB was my own Ellochi Crazy Nights for Pappersley JW, RBOB my own Ellochi’s Audacity JW and BP Pauline Lodwick and Teresa Barker’s Royal William Bikin Dvor (Imp Svk), who then went PG3 under Eddie Bishop. In the smooths, BOB was Ward’s Red Hot Chilli Pepper by Milendo, who was shortlisted in the group, RBOB Jo Ginger’s Jodeschi Incoming Blizzard JW and BP the same owner’s Jodeschi Great Gustnado.
News from the Irish Shows:
21 September was Carlow All Breed Championship show with Chihuahuas judged by Mr I Dokoza. Longs – GSD and RBOB was Hayley Murphy’s Aphienna A Million Dreams Jun Ch, RGSD Mary Goode’s TH/CN/MAL CH Winchi’s Noah Anou, GSB and BOB the same owner’s Aphienna Million Diamonds by Benmar and RGSB Jenny Buoey’s Sweetpanache Jagerbomb Jun Ch. Smooths – GSD and BOB was Evangeline Clarke’s Ch Lestatt Picasso Jun Ch, RGSD Henry and McDonagh’s Sakanda Is This Love, GSB and RBOB Brenda Part’s Ir Ch GB Jun Ch Diamonchi Diamond Doll with Fairywings and RGSB Henry and McDonagh’s Fanabe Erna by Pepeetolynn.
News from the Channel Islands:
At the Jersey Kennel Club summer open show, Hayley Bisson’s Jicara Strikes Back at Beaulamey won the Toy Group and then RBIS under judge Sue Hewitt-Chambers. Very well done!
At SWKA, all benches will have a document for all exhibitors to sign in response to the somewhat bizarre Welsh consultation on licencing, so please do make sure you sign it and hand it back to the stewards. It seems to have been a week of doom and gloom this week with Boris/Brexit and news of Thomas Cook, which I know has affected some Chihuahua exhibitors. So I’m hoping you’ll all be sending me your good news over this coming weekend to cheer us all up!
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