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Welcome to The British Chihuahua Club

It was great to be back at Brackley once again for our Championship Show, held on Sunday 21st November.  It was also a great relief that there were no last-minute changes in restrictions that could have caused its cancellation.

Our judges on the day were Mrs Christine Fairbairn (Longcoat dogs), Ms Alison Foote (Longcoat bitches), Mrs Sharon Robson (Smoothcoat dogs), Mrs Christine Veazey (Smoothcoat bitches) and Mr David Milton (BOB referee and BIS judge). Below are their principal winners:

Ch Parisland Pans Little Man at Manchino
Best in
Ch Parisland Pans Little Man at Manchino Mrs M-K & Mr P Mann
(Also Smoothcoat BOB & Dog CC winner)
Ch/JapCh Peregrine JP Chance Is Coming Mr WE Heap & Ms J Palmer
(Also Longcoat BOB & Dog CC winner)
Best Puppy
in Show:
Bramerita Posh Totty Mr K & Mrs S Hornby
Kirdanchi Sugar Plum Fairy Mrs S Holland-Smith
(Also Longcoat Bitch RCC winner)
Best Veter-
an in Show:
Stanghurst Antonio Mrs S Stangoe
Bitch CC:
Ch Aristodemos Magic Dance Nikitos Mrs B Sutton
Dog RCC:
Ch Aristodemos Spaceman Nikitos Mrs B Sutton
Bitch RCC:
Yorone Dance Yourself Dizzy Mr SJ Rooney
Bitch CC:
Ch Sleepyhollow Amarantos Mrs L Humphreys
Dog RCC:
Ch Amarantos Tobin Mrs L Humphreys

2022 YEARBOOK (Chihuahua Chronicle) now taking ads
The Chronicle is back with a new feature!  We have always included an ‘In Memoriam’ list of people and Chihuahuas that have passed during the year, but those who want a more special tribute can now place a memorial page to their dog in a new 'Loved and Lost' section for just £15.  The cost to place the usual breeder and exhibitor advertisements returns to £65 a page for colour and £30 for black-and-white.  The price includes layout and design of your ad if required, and also includes free entry in the Affix List, which is otherwise £10.  Commercial advertisers are welcome – please enquire about our low rates for full, half and quarter pages.   You can download an order form here, or contact the editor (Bernard Coxhead) at

Our previous (2021) yearbook was published in March and is selling well.  To make up for the very limited show results due to the pandemic, we included interesting information from the first 20 volumes of the Chihuahua Chronicle from 1990 to 2009, such as new champions and CC winners for each year and photos of the top dogs, making this a really special edition, a fascinating and useful reference book.  Still at the original 1990 price of £8.00, copies will be on sale at our Championship show or it's just £10.50 including p&p posted to a UK address, £14.00 to the EU and rest of Europe, or £16.00 to anywhere else in the world.  Why not order your copy now!

2020 & 2021 Annual General Meetings (BCC & BCCRA)
Lockdown restrictions on travel and indoor meetings prevented us holding either the 2020 or 2021 AGMs of the BCC (British Chihuahua Club) and the BCCRA (British Chihuahua Club Rescue Association) at the usual time and in the normal way.  Because of continued uncertainties, as well as health concerns for older and more vulnerable members, and to avoid further delay, the Committee decided to hold the AGMs as 'online meetings' using Zoom on Sunday 18th July.  The existing officers and committee agreed to continue and the accounts for both years were approved.

COVID AND YOUR DOG: There is no evidence your dog can catch the disease and give it to you, but of course just like human hands, pet fur could possibly pick up and pass on the virus, so you need to wash your hands after handling a dog that has been outside the home.  The virus will not live long on fur or fabrics, and will be killed by washing clothing and blankets with soap or detergent.  For more information about pets and coronavirus click here or visit

Crufts 2020 winners Thankfully Crufts 2020 was able to go ahead, just before shows began to be cancelled due to coronavirus restrictions.  Toy Day was on Thursday 5th March, and as usual some of the best Chihuahuas in the world were there, being judged by David Reece (smoothcoats) and Tony Timberlake (longs).

On the left are photos of the longcoat dog CC and Best of Breed winner, Hayley Murphy's Aphienna A Million Dreams, and of Lindsey Anderson's Ch Lumanatii Rolling Thunder, the smoothcoat Best of Breed.  We were all thrilled to see Hayley take her dog to 3rd place in the Toy Group under Mrs Carolyn Roe. This is only the second time an Irish exhibitor has taken Best of Breed at Crufts, and the first time for a Toy Group placing.

Reserve Longcoat Dog CC went to Mr & Mrs Hill's Ch Lynpix The Mexican with Becanna, while the bitch CC and reserve were awarded to Christine Kadowaki's Bramver's First Priority and Mrs Hunter's Jotolemar Best Of Time respectively. Best longcoat puppy was Geoff Curr's Natimuk Beaumont and veteran was the Sangsters' Tidos Christmas Gift.

In smoothcoats the Reserve Dog CC went to Mrs Ward's Red Hot Chilli Pepper by Milendo, Bitch CC to Mrs Sandra Ludmir's Indiana Malkanorah (handled by Mr Santiago Pier) and Reserve Bitch CC and Best Puppy in Breed to Diane Fothergill's Diamonchi Last One Standing, while Best Veteran was Ms Lind-Rasmussen's Multi Ch Chiboels Hollywood Look Out Elvis.

There was a somewhat lower attendance at Crufts this year (you could actually move around normally instead of fighting your way through the crowds!) but few absentees from the ring, and we welcomed many members and friends at the British Chihuahua Club stand and sold a good number of copies of the brand new 2020 yearbook (the Chihuahua Chronicle) and some very attractive brooches and ring clips made for us by Shi-Chi Chen.

If you were unable to be there, the 2020 Chihuahua Chronicle is now on sale by mail order, along with some back numbers and a few other club branded items.  Click here to go to our shop page.

2019 Championship Show
We celebrated the club's 70th Anniversary at our Championship Show held on Sunday 17th November 2019 at Brackley Leisure Centre.  A magnificent cake (pictured) was donated by Amy Wilcox and enjoyed by the exhibitors, along with (non-alcoholic) sparkling wine, and there were some fabulous prizes for winners.

In longcoats, judged by Vera Gillott (dogs) and Janet Fraser (bitches), the CCs went to Lee Humphreys' Amarantos Tobin and Debbie Bird's Bramerita Dream Bigger with Parisland. Smoothcoats were judged by Francis Yeoh (dogs) and David Milton (bitches), and the CCs went to Beverley Sutton's Ch Now Or Never De L'isle Au Vert Coteau and Borjomi Fortune, owned by Tony Allcock and Jurate Suprinaityte.

Best in Show was judged by our Vice-Chairman Mr Graham Foote, and top honours went to Beverley Sutton's smoothcoat Ch Now Or Never De L'isle Au Vert Coteau Nikitos JW. Reserve was Debbie Bird's longcoat Bramerita Dream Bigger with Parisland. Best Puppy in Show was the longcoat import Royal William Bikin Dvor, owned by Pauline Lodwick and Teresa Barker, with Reserve going to Heap & Palmer's Alltoyways Fantasy Minx, and Best Veteran in Show was another Beverley Sutton smoothcoat, Ch Lozek Rhapsody In Blue Nikitos.  In the first picture below are (left to right) s/c judge Francis Yeoh, BIS winner Beverley Sutton, BIS judge Graham Foote and RBIS winner Debbie Bird.  The other picture shows (left to right) BPIS winner Pauline Lodwick, Graham Foote and RBPIS winner Will Heap.
BIS winners photo BPIS winners photo
(Photographs courtesy of 'Our Dogs' and T Morgan Animal Photography)

2019 Open Show
Our most recent Open Show was held on 5th May 2019, shortly before the actual 70th Anniversary of the founding of the club on 22nd May 1949.  We saved the big celebrations for our Championship Show in November, but we had a very successful and enjoyable show at the Brackley Leisure Centre in Northamptonshire.  Lynn Hill judged Smoothcoats for us and Emma Huntley the Longcoats, while our BIS judge was Mrs Edith Lynch.

Best in Show was Mrs Beverley Sutton's smoothcoat Now Or Never De L'isle Au Vert Coteau Nikitos, while Reserve went to another smooth and winner of Best Veteran in Show, Jacks' Ch Amarose Tink Attitude.  Sue Lee's longcoat puppy Barwater Agatha Christie of Ridgehawk was Best Puppy in Show.

Having moved the date of our club's financial year-end, we were also able to hold our Annual General Meeting at the show, allowing many additional members to attend.  There were no nominations for office.  Ms Hazel Senior and Mr James Farrugia have stepped down but the rest of the committee, and the Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Hon Secretary and Hon Treasurer all agreed to continue.  The committee is now considering candidates to be co-opted to fill the remaining vacancies.

Don't be tricked out of your money
With the continuing popularity of Chihuahuas, people desperate to obtain a puppy are sending off large amounts of money to people they've never met for dogs they've never seen.  Sadly many of them never receive the puppy they were promised, or ever see their money again.  Read our page Buying A Chihuahua to see how the Club can put you in touch with Club members who may have puppies for sale.  Our members are obliged to abide by our code of ethics

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