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Our 2024 Open Show was held at Brackley Leisure Centre on Sunday 12th May.  For the first time we scheduled Baby Puppy classes, which attracted a good entry.  Smoothcoat judge was Vivian Silverstein, making Lyn Stading's 'Stadmeyer Dashing Dexter JW' her Best of Breed, while longcoats were judged by Denise Hurst. Longcoat Best of Breed and Best Puppy was Teresa Barker's l/c 'Mocha Vanilla Baralicia', then taking Best in Show and Best Puppy in Show under our BIS judge Lynda Soper. Di Fothergill and Serena Hunt's jointly-owned l/c 'Caballie Madame Barbie' was Reserve BIS.  Best Veteran was also a longcoat, Colin & Marie Craggs' 'Reynoldco Sweet Dreams'.

If you would like to view the critiques from the show, you can find them here:
BIS Critique
Smoothcoat Critique
Longcoat Critique

At the club's recent Annual General Meeting, Mrs Emma Huntley announced her retirement from the committee.  We would like to thank her for serving with distinction for the last three years as our Chair, and assure her that she will be missed.  However we are happy to announce that former Chair and noted breeder and judge Mrs Shelda Hornby has returned to take up the position.  Mrs Linda Cater continues as Vice Chair, while Mrs Pauline Lodwick and Mr Bernard Coxhead remain as club Secretary and Treasurer. 

Our latest yearbook (the Chihuahua Chronicle) is now out and with a sparkling new look! This is the go-to reference for show results and the achievements of top winning dogs for the whole of 2023.  The New Champions Gallery has a photo and pedigree of each new champion made up during the year, and there are lists of all CC and RCC winners and their pedigrees, 'Top Dog' award wins and other facts and figures.  The second half of the book contains stunning full-colour advertisements by breeders and exhibitors featuring their beautiful Chihuahuas.  It will be on sale at our Open Show at the cover price of £10, or you can order it from this website for £12.50 including postage and packing to a UK address, £16.00 to Europe including Irish Republic, £20.00 to most of the rest of the world or £21.00 to the Pacific region (Australasia).  Click here to go to the yearbook sales page.

The British Chihuahua Club Championship Show was held on Sunday 19th November at Brackley Leisure Centre in Northamptonshire.  Our judges were Mrs Diane Fothergill (Diamonchi) for smoothcoats and Mr Tony Allcock OBE (Sleepyhollow) for longs, with Mrs Hazel Senior as BIS judge.  Best in show was Irene Peeker's MultiCH Bramver's Millionaire and Reserve was Beverley Sutton's smoothcoat Ch Nikitos Notwhitebutivory. Best Puppy in Show went to Sharon Robson's Tidos Honey Pot, while Shih-Chi Facey's Ch Copymear Calendar Boy returned to take Best Veteran.

As well as the usual classes, there was a new annual AV Stakes class for puppies of both coats and sexes named the Ballybroke Stakes to commemorate the late great Mr & Mrs Graham and Margaret Foote, who both contributed so much to our club.  The family sponsored the class with a £50 cash first prize, which was awarded on this inaugural occasion by their daughter and well-known judge Miss Alison Foote to Mr Steve Rooney and his smoothcoat dog puppy Yorone Two Can Play That Game.

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