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2018 Championship Show
Our 2018 Championship Show was held at Brackley Leisure Centre in Northamptonshire on Sunday 18th November.  Our BIS judge was Mr Richard Kelsey and there was keen competition for top spot.  Best in Show was the smoothcoat, Ch Dachida's Johnny Hot Rocks, and Reserve went to longcoat Mystic Legion Melina. Longcoats were also Best Puppy (Oozora Queen Of Mystery) and Best Veteran (Ch Natimuk Astrid).

2019 Yearbook
Next year is the 70th (Platinum) anniversary of the founding of the British Chihuahua Club.  It will also see the 30th edition of the club's Yearbook, first published as the Chihuahua Chronicle in 1990 for the year 1989.  This will therefore be a special commemorative edition, and we are anticipating extra sales of the book and that lots of breeders and exhibitors will want to celebrate the long history of the club as well as their own contribution to the breed with an advertisement.

This means you should make sure to book your advert early to avoid the rush. Bookings are still being taken and should be paid for by 31st December.  Adverts can still be amended after that, up to when the book goes to the printers in February, but the editor may be too busy to take late bookings after Christmas! You can download a booking form here

Meanwhile the 2018 British Chihuahua Club Yearbook is still available, containing results for Chihuahua classes at all UK Championship Shows and breed club Open and Limit Shows for the year 2017, lists of new Champions and top winners and other useful facts and figures, as well as a directory of affix owners and pages of advertisements by top breeders and exhibitors featuring their beautiful Chihuahuas, most in full colour.  You can buy it at our Championship Shows at a show price of only £8.00 a copy, or you can buy it here on our website for £10.50 for UK and ROI buyers including postage and packing.  For destinations in Europe the price is £14.00 and to the rest of the world £16.00. Last year's book can also be ordered there, and some older back numbers at a reduced price.

Rule Changes Approved
The rule changes that were agreed at our AGM have now been approved by the Kennel Club, along with two changes of wording they put forward.  The current version of the Club's rules can be viewed here on the website. If you would like a printed rulebook there will be some for sale at the Championship Show at £1 a copy or by post from the Treasurer at £1.60 including postage.

This year the Open Show moved from Breaks Manor where it had been held for many years to our new Northamptonshire venue of Brackley Leisure Centre which gave us plenty of indoor space. There was a good entry of 64 smoothcoats and 79 longs. Our judges were Mrs Edith Lynch (smooths) and husband Martin (longs).  The principal winners were:

BIS Ch Amarose Tink Attitude JW (s/c) Mrs MJ & Miss AR Jacks
RBIS Lynpix the Mexican with Becanna (l/c) Mr LE & Mrs LA Hill
BPIS Jicara Heartbreaker (s/c) Mrs B Sutton
BVIS Ch Amarose Tink Attitude JW (s/c) Mrs MJ & Miss AR Jacks

2018 Annual General Meeting
Our 2018 AGM took place on Sunday 25th March.  Mr Graham Foote, who took over the role of Chairman during 2004, stepped down at the AGM and Mrs Shelda Hornby was appointed as Chairman in his place, while Mr Foote became Vice Chairman.

As seen in the picture, Mr Foote was presented with a rare orchid and a special Club ceramic mug.  Our previous Hon Secretary Mr Adrian Bickers also resigned from the Committee, and Mr James Culverhouse has agreed to become Secretary. Bernard Coxhead remains as Treasurer and we welcome two new members who were co-opted onto the committee, Mrs Vicky Osborne and Miss Hazel Senior.

The other important matter dealt with at the AGM was an amendment to our rulebook. Members present voted to accept the proposed changes, which have since been approved by The Kennel Club. The club's financial year will in future run from 1st April to 31st March, and the AGM will take place within 3 months of the new year-end. It's intended to hold future AGMs at our Open Shows, which are held in May, hopefully encouraging many more members to take part.

2017 Championship Show
Our 2017 Championship Show was held Saturday 11th November at Brackley Leisure Centre. Mr Ricky Kelsey judged smooth coats, Mr Steve Rooney the long coats, and BIS judge was Mrs Sue Lee

Principal results were as follows:

L/c DCC, BOB and BIS: Penapettit Platinum (Mr WE Heap & Ms J Palmer)
L/c RDCC, RBOB and RBIS: Multi Ch Mystic Legion Drago (Mr A Raptakis & Mr G Papadopoulos)
L/c BCC: Bratilda Bridget to Oxsirius (Mrs RJ Clarke)
L/c RBCC: Tinasjoy Georgia with Rubyanlo (Mrs L & Mr N Todd-McCoid)
S/c DCC: Mr Incredible De L'Isle Au Vert Coteau Nikitos (Mrs B Sutton)
S/c RDCC: Valenchino Mocking Jay for Moltobello JW ShCM (Mrs S Hunt)
S/c BCC and BOB: Taradona Serenade to Widogi(Mrs J Fraser
S/c RBCC: Taradona Lottie (Mrs P Tranter)

Best Puppy in Show was Sandra Stangoe's Stanghurst Strike A Pose and Best Veteran in Show was Mairi Austin's Ch Mairichis Blossom JW.  Congratulations to all who were placed and thanks to our judges, hard working committee, staff at the centre and all who entered, for making this a lively successful and friendly show.

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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