This is my first Shih Tzu breed notes for K9 News. So far we have had two Championship shows this year the first being Boston under Breed Judge Mrs V Forbes owned by Mr & Mrs Clifford was BCC and BOB was Ch. Taydale Dancin In The Stars with Cedarhythe,
At Manchester under Albert Wight the BCC and BOB was CH Rosvale Secret Obsession
At both Boston and Manchester champ shows young Grace Peters baked and sold Home made cakes in aid of Team Lewis Trust. So far Grace has raised £495 not only from the baking but this remarkable young lady sold some of her own toys and donated all the money to Team Lewis which is waiting Charity Status.
A unique dog charm bracelet has been put up to this highest bid so far reaching £200 this again has been done by Grace and her family.
Grace is the granddaughter of Jenny and Hughie Clifford and niece of Fleur Clifford Payne e of the world famous Shih Tzu kennel Cedarhythe,
Grace is a true inspiration to us all, with youngsters like Grace the dog world certainly has bright stars leading the way in the future.
A real credit to her family on our Breed on a whole.
It has also been a sad time in our breed this week with the funeral of Mr Micheal Harper. Micheal and his mother Dee made world famous the Harropine affix and still hold the breed record holding bitch CH Harropine Chasing Rainbows.
Micheal his mother Dee and his partner Les were also highly respect breed judges throughout the world.
Micheal’s legacy in Shih Tzu’s will live on forever in the breeding of nearly every Top kennel not only here in the UK but throughout the world.
Micheal will not only be sadly missed by his partner Les Forster and family. Men as rare as Micheal come along once in a lifetime our breed have been so fortunate that he left a true and lasting legacy with his breeding, that will help sustain in the breed in the future.
That’s all this week but next week’s Breed notes I hope to report on some of the shows abroad
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