THE BRITISH C H I H U A H U A CLUB
Welcome to The British Chihuahua Club
Membership renewals now due
You can send a cheque drawn on a UK bank to the Membership Secretary Mr Bernard Coxhead, 1 Elm Way, Stowmarket IP14 4NX, or if you send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org he can let you know the details to make a bank transfer or pay by PayPal. Payment using PayPal is the best option for non-UK members as it takes care of converting from local currency to UK pounds. He can also send a form to set up a Bank Standing Order to pay your subscription if you'd like to save yourself having to remember to renew each year!
If you are not already a Club member and would like to join, there are details on our membership 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.
This year also saw the 30th edition of our yearbook, the Chihuahua Chronicle, so this year's is a special edition to mark both events. With a special platinum-look 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 our website (£14.00 posted to Europe or £16.00 to other destinations.) Click here to go to our shop page.
We are now accepting advertisements from breeders and exhibitors for the 2020 edition, to be published next March. It costs just £30 for a full-page ad in black-and-white, or £65 for full colour. This includes the design and layout of the advert if you don't want to do that yourself. Commercial advertisers are also welcome to contact the editor for details of prices for full-, half- or quarter-page ads. Click here to download an ad booking form, or contact the Yearbook Editor, Bernard Coxhead (email@example.com).
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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