THE BRITISH C H I H U A H U A CLUB
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COVID-19 AND OUR 2020 SHOWS
The restrictions imposed for indoor events, including those on social distancing, greatly reduce the capacity of the hall, and this alongside the other stringent measures required to ensure the show is safely managed and COVID safe have been important considerations. However, we have taken this decision primarily in the interest of the welfare, safety and security of our exhibitors, judges, spectators, and the officers and committee. We know this will be extremely disappointing to you all.
We now plan to hold the rescheduled Championship show on Sunday 2nd May 2021, and have been granted permission by The Kennel Club to do so. This will replace the Open Show we had scheduled for that date. We still hope to arrange an Open Show sometime during 2021, as soon as we can look at which dates are available.
We very much look forward to seeing you all again at some point in the future, and thank you all for your continued support of the Club.
CHANGE OF CHAIRMAN - call for new Committee members
RESCUE COORDINATOR NEEDED
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 www.cfsg.org.uk/coronavirus
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 and Best Puppy to Mr Santiago Pier's Indiana Malkanorah, while reserve bitch CC was Diane Fothergill's Diamonchi Last One Standing and Best Veteran 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
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.
2019 Open Show
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.
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