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BCC OPEN SHOW 2024 entries close 17th April (post) or 24th April (online)
Schedules are now available for our 2024 Open Show, to be held at Brackley Leisure Centre in Northamptonshire on Sunday 12th May.  Our Smoothcoat judge this year is Vivian Silverstein (Silverchis) while Longcoats will be judged by Denise Hurst (Dejacqueray). Lynda Soper (Leander) will judge Best in Show. Along with the usual classes, for the first time we are able to include Baby Puppy classes for dogs and bitches in each coat. The club will hold its Annual General Meeting during the mid-day interval and all Members are invited to attend.

Due to the ongoing problems with catering facilities at the show, instead of offering food for sale we invite exhibitors to bring a contribution to a shared cold buffet. Free hot drinks will be provided.

Further details, schedule and online entry can be found on Fosse Data. If you particularly need a printed schedule you can obtain one on request from Bernard Coxhead, our Hon 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.

Our 2023 Open Show was held at Brackley Leisure Centre in Northants on Sunday 14th May.  Pat Lewis judged smoothcoats and Saoirse McKenna the longs, with Vicky Osborne judging Best in Show.  There was a fairly good entry and these were the principal winners:

BISCopymear Reign On My Parade with Yorone (s/c) Mr SJ Rooney
RBISJorazan Quincy Quirky Sox (s/c) Mr P & Mrs A Halls
BPISTorre Del Pilar Sandman at Casiatodo (l/c) Miss E Hicks
BVISReynoldco Sweet Dreams (l/c) Mr C Craggs

Our Annual General Meeting was held during the show's mid-day break.  Mrs Pam Bungard having come to the end of her three-year term as President of the club, Mrs Beverley Sutton was welcomed as our new President.  The committee were all re-elected unopposed, with Emma Huntley continuing as Chair, Neil Smith Vice-Chair, Pauline Lodwick as Hon Secretary and Bernard Coxhead as Hon Treasurer.

After the club AGM, that of the British Chihuahua Club Rescue Association followed.  The existing committee were re-elected unopposed.  A vote was held on a proposal to make two changes to the charity's governing constitution, which was carried unanimously.

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