Welcome to The British Chihuahua Club
Celebrate the club's 70th Anniversary!
The British Chihuahua Club was founded on 22nd May 1949. This year sees our 70th
&mdash Platinum &mdash Anniversary, and to celebrate there will be an extra special Anniversary
Championship Show in November (more about that later in the year.) Meanwhile it's also
the 30th edition of our yearbook, the Chihuahua Chronicle, so this year's is a special edition
to mark both events. With a special cover, more colour, and more beautiful adverts, the
book continues to be just £8 a copy at our shows or £10.50 including p&p by mail
order via this website (£14.00 posted to Europe or £16.00 to other destinations.)
- click here to go to our shop page.
2019 Open Show - entries close Monday 8th April
To be held shortly before the 70th Annversary of the founding of the club, we are saving the big
celebrations for our Championship Show in November, but please support us at our Open Show on Sunday
May the 5th at Brackley Leisure Centre, Northampton, which is kindly being sponsored by
Royal Canin. Lynn Hill is judging
Smoothcoats, Emma Huntley the Longcoats, while our BIS judge will be Mrs Edith Lynch.
As well as framed certificates for the principal show winners there is of course prize
money to be won in every class,from £1.50 for a win to 50p for a third place. Unfortunately
the venue's cafe is unable to supply hot meals, but hot bacon sandwiches and prepacked snacks will be
available at the show.
Having moved the date of our club's financial year-end, we are now able to hold our
Annual General Meeting at the show for the convenience of many members who would otherwise be unable to
attend. It will be held during the lunch break and we hope exhibitors who are members will take an
interest in the proceedings, which will be as brief and informative as possible. All paid-up members
resident in the British Isles are entitled to vote at the AGM (and if you aren't up to date with your
subscription, please see the reminder below!)
Entries: You can download a schedule and entry form from Fosse Data,
where you can also enter and pay online. Alternatively you can request a printed schedule from the Hon
Secretary at the address below and return your entry by post to the Hon Treasurer.
Link to view or
download schedule & entry form or enter online
Annual Subscriptions are Due
The Club's membership year runs from 1st January to 31st December and subscription renewals are now due.
It's easy to forget to renew, and this can mean you don't receive the Club's annual newsletter and may no longer
be eligible to enter our shows at the favourable Members' rate, and so we encourage members to set up a Standing
Order with their bank to pay their subscription automatically each year. You can click
here to download a form to print out, complete and send to your bank
or you can request a printed form be sent to you by the Hon Treasurer. It helps the club greatly to receive
subscriptions promptly in this way, and we thank all those who already do so.
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: ||Ch Dachida's Johnnie Hot Rocks (s/c) ||Mrs CA Davies
|Reserve BIS: ||Mystic Legion Melina (l/c) ||Mr G Papadopoulos & Mr A Raptakis
|Best Puppy: ||Oozora Queen Of Mystery (l/c) ||Mrs S Holland-Smith
|Best Veteran: ||Ch Natimuk Astrid (l/c) ||Dr GG Curr
This year is the 70th (Platinum) anniversary of the founding of the British Chihuahua Club. It also sees the 30th
edition of the club's Yearbook, first published as the Chihuahua Chronicle in 1990 for the year 1989. This is therefore
a special commemorative edition. It went on sale at Crufts (10th March) and will shortly be available through this website and at our
Meanwhile the 2018 British Chihuahua Club Yearbook is still available through this website, as well as
British Chihuahua Club ceramic mugs and some special fine bone china mugs commemorating 30 years of Chihuahua Rescue.
Click here for more details.
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. Printed rulebooks may also be found on sale at £1 at Crufts and at our club events, or by post from
the Treasurer at £1.60 including postage.
2018 OPEN SHOW
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:
||Ch Amarose Tink Attitude JW (s/c) Mrs MJ & Miss AR Jacks
||Lynpix the Mexican with Becanna (l/c) Mr LE & Mrs LA Hill
||Jicara Heartbreaker (s/c) Mrs B Sutton
||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
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.
Don't be tricked out of your
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