- Show Date: 05/05/2023
- Show Type: Championship Show
- Judged by: Hazel Senior Contact Judge
- Published Date: 09/08/2023
Birmingham Dog Show Society Ltd
National Dog Show, The Birmingham Dog Show Society
Friday 5th May 2023
I was delighted to be asked to award my first set of CCs at this show and thank all exhibitors who entered under me, especially those who accepted my decisions graciously. Overall, mouths are better than they have been in recent years however what is disappointing is the continued presentation of exhibits with poor construction, mainly rear; these exhibits do not move with the brisk, forceful action which conveys the overall character of the breed. A chihuahua should move as if it is on a mission.
BEST OF BREED: 3702 HUNTLEY, Mrs E Ch Natimuk Beaumont
Dog CC: 3702 HUNTLEY, Mrs E Ch Natimuk Beaumont
Res Dog CC: 3690 HOLLAND-SMITH, Mrs Susan Angela Chihohit Favorite Only You For Kirdanchi JW imp B
Bitch CC: 3712 ALARION, Mr Nicolas Fr Ch Pitch Perfect De L'Isle Au Vert Coteau
Res Bitch CC: 3727 PARKER, Mr J Zuvans Cover Girl
Best Puppy: 3736 RUSHTON, Mr Simon & ROBSON, Mrs Sharon RUSHWARDEN GOLD CHARM WITH TIDOS
Best Veteran: 3685 HILL, Mr & Mrs L E & L A Ch LYNPIX THE MEXICAN WITH BECANNA
Minor Puppy Dog (8 Entries) Abs: 2
1st: 3726 O’NEILL, Mrs L Maconiho Golden boy for Chirolin naf taf. A pretty cream who was overwhelmed by the acoustics of the hall at first, like all of his classmates, but settled into his stride enough to reach his neck out and hold a good outline on the move. Fair mover for age. Pleasing, typey head and expression with correct dentition.
2nd: 3684 HICKS, Miss E Torre Del Pilar Sandman At Casiatodo (Imp ESP) 7 month old black and tan. Not quite the confidence of 1st but settled into his class. In good coat for age. Large dark eyes and good expression. Moved ok.
Puppy dog (7 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: 3761 TODD-MCCOID, Mrs Leah & TODD-MCCOID, Mr. Nicholas Rubyanlo Te Amo. 9-month-old, black tri. Outgoing, happy young man with lots to like about him. Gently handled to advantage, moved with drive. In correct, glossy, flat coat. Good dentition. Front a touch wide but should tighten with age. Best Puppy Dog.
2nd: 3717 MANN, Mrs Mary-Kate & MANN, Mr Paul Parisland Dark Destroyer TAF. 11 month old, sweet natured, black tri. Moved well, holding a pleasing outline. Coat needs to settle.
Junior Dog (6 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 3713 ALARION, Mr Nicolas T'as Lelook Coco De L'Isle Au Vert Coteau. A compact but nicely bodied red and white dog. Moved swiftly with good action around the ring – quite the show off, enjoying his moment. Needs a little more neck but wins out on confidence and breed type.
2nd: 3768 WILLS, Mrs P A Dorentys Chuckleberry Finn. A confident cream fawn with good expression. Not quite the body of first but a good mover.
Class 1696 YD (3 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 3756 STANGOE, Mrs S Stanghurst Top Gun. This little fella had his Weetabix and kept his handler on her toes. A very typey young man in head and body with a chihuahua smile so devilish, it is more a grin – the definition of saucy. Lovely shape when standing and moving, just a little bit more maturing to do to complete the picture.
2nd: 3662 EDWARDS, Mrs C Tinasjoy supper dupper. Another good mover. Not the confidence of winner but in similar coat so again just a little more maturing to do.
Class 1697 ND (4 Entries) Abs: 2
1st: 3749 SKINNER, Mrs A T Mujerosa ten to the dozen. Cream boy in good coat. A touch long in body. Fine boned and dainty.
2nd: 3694 HUGHES, Mrs S E Darsueian Perfect Lover. Did not have his Weetabix and wanted to go back to his bed.
Class 1698 GD (2 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 3680 HICKS, Miss E Torre Del Pilar Move The Knight At Casiatodo (Imp). A masculine black and cream with lovely temperament. Heavy coated which can detract from overall picture when moving.
2nd: 3716 LUCAS, Miss Diane Paradaxi midnight shadow from philandiane. An up to size dog who was not happy with his handler or possibly the venue so did not move at his best.
Class 1699 PGD (4 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 3759 TODD-MCCOID, Mrs Leah & TODD-MCCOID, Mr. Nicholas Sanati Soul CH Emir Rubyanlo (IMP UKR) a good-sized male with good balance. Presented in tip top condition with just the right coat. Nice rear angulation and moved well.
2nd: 3681 HICKS, Miss E Torre Del Pilar Kingsman At Casiatodo (Imp ESP) Black and tan. Made his handler work a little at first but soon found his energy. Masculine head. Fair mover.
Class 1700 LD (8 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: 3660 DAVIS, Mrs Joanne & DAVIS, Mr A Donami Samuel Button At Chibull. This dog really surprised me when I got my hands on him. At first glance he could be dismissed as he appears larger than his classmates however there is very little else to fault. Well-constructed, great mover, good head, expression, temperament, coat – the list goes on – I just would prefer him a couple of pounds smaller.
2nd: 3670 GILLING, Miss D Rubyanlo All Night Long of Talocan. Pleasing red sable dog in lovely coat with good feathering. Another purposeful mover. Would prefer a slightly larger eye.
Class 1701 OD (7 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: 3702 HUNTLEY, Mrs E Ch Natimuk Beaumont – A classy, timeless little dog. Four years old and in his prime, moving swiftly and forcefully around the ring, something only well-made dogs can do. Correct soft, flat coat, presented immaculately. Particularly pleasing headpiece with nothing exaggerated and everything as it should be. CC and BOB.
2nd: 3690 HOLLAND-SMITH, Mrs Susan Angela Chihohit Favorite Only You For Kirdanchi JW imp B. A flashy cream dog who is turned out immaculately and moves well. So much to like about him however on the day, he looked a tad over size next to the winner. RCC.
Class 1702 VD (9 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: 3685 HILL, Mr & Mrs L E & L A Ch LYNPIX THE MEXICAN WITH BECANNA. Another flashy dog, who still commands your attention and can push many of the youngsters for top honours as he moves effortlessly and with purpose. Presented in great condition and did everything his handler asked of him. Best Veteran.
2nd: 3697 HUMPHREYS, Mrs L Ch Amarantos Tobin. Unfortunate to meet winner. Still such a sparky boy with true chihuahua temperament. Presented in pristine condition and in beautiful coat. Sailed around the ring.
Class 1704 MPB (6 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: 3731 POYNER, Ms M D Ismirelle's Shining Star. Such a happy, outgoing puppy – permanently smiling. Moved merrily around the ring, thoroughly enjoying her time. Pleasant to assess, everything in the right place so far.
2nd: 3734 ROBSON, Mrs Sharon TIDOS ROCK QUEEN. Another promising, well-made puppy with good movement and overall balance. Not quite the confidence of winner but very similar type.
Class 1705 PB (3 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 3735 ROONEY, Mr S J Copymear Reign On My Parade. Flashy, confident and ever so pretty, petite red fawn and white with impressive ears and alert expression. Nicely made, moderate reach of neck. Moves well both ways.
2nd: 3728 PATTERSON, Mrs C & PATTERSON, Ms Lyanne & PATTERSON Dyn Asti Sparkle and Shine Avec Bratilda. Sable, in full coat. Many similar attributes to winner, preferred confidence of first.
Class 1706 JB (7 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 3667 MIELE, Mrs Luisa Arcangela I'm A Dream Adeline Is My Name (Imp Italy) TAF. A lovely cream, typey girl who is solid to go over. Coat is yet to come which is expected for her age but the beauty of that is seeing a very honest longcoat who could really give the smoothcoats a run for their money in shape and movement. One to watch.
2nd: 3760 TODD-MCCOID, Mrs Leah & TODD-MCCOID, Mr. Nicholas Rubyanlo Magic Trix JW. Fawn sable with beautiful head and expression. Melting eyes. Well sprung ribs and in good muscle for a youngster. Moves soundly, well handled.
Class 1707 YB (5 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: 3663 EDWARDS, Mrs C TINASJOY DOLLY DAY DREAM. Pretty Black and Tan. Good coat and nice overall picture when stood and on the move. Moved fairly.
2nd: 3729 PEARCE, Mrs P M Mirifico Isla. Compact cream fawn with fabulous ears. Good coat and feathering. Moved fairly.
Class 1708 NB (4 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: 3736 RUSHTON, Mr Simon & ROBSON, Mrs Sharon RUSHWARDEN GOLD CHARM WITH TIDOS. A very promising young lady. Everything going in the right direction and not a hint of exaggeration. Super large, dark eyes and typical expression. Good reach of neck, well laid shoulders leading to a nicely balanced body. Covered the ground effortlessly, moving true. BPB and BP.
2nd: 3724 OBRINGER, Mrs G Lemaritz Bewitched At Chiaffie. Small, but not lacking in confidence. Lovely nature. Pretty head with moderate neck. A touch short in leg for correct balance. In good coat.
Class 1709 GB (3 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 3762 TODD-MCCOID, Mrs Leah & TODD-MCCOID, Mr. Nicholas Rubyanlo Showens Stjarna. Another nicely made exhibit from this kennel. Cream fawn, a tad longer than necessary at the moment but plenty of time to settle into herself. Large dark soulful eyes and true chihuahua head. Nice reach of neck and well laid shoulders with level topline and good tail carriage. Moved well.
2nd: 3710 JONES, Mrs Patricia Flickan Fragrance Presents a lovely outline both standing and on the move. Nicely rounded skull and very good ear set. Moved soundly.
Class 1710 PGB (5 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 3727 PARKER, Mr J Zuvans Cover Girl. Cream at first glance could be considered plain however once you get your hands on her you find a pleasantly correct exhibit under just the right amount of coat. Large, dark expressive eyes with good ear set and length of muzzle, nothing overdone. It is her construction that stands her apart from her competition. One of the best movers of the day and with such will to please her able handler. I wish my dog looked at me like that. Deserving in the show ring and could potentially rear a litter of equally sounds puppies if and when the time is right. RCC.
2nd: 3696 HUGHES, Mrs SHARON TREFNANNEY PEGGY-SUE. Sound exhibit with such a pretty head, betters herself on the move than when stood, unlucky to meet classmate. Preferred overall picture of winner.
Class 1711 LB (7 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 3695 HUGHES, Mrs SHARON TREFNANNEY LOTTIE. A stylish, fawn and white typey and feminine exhibit. Super temperament and in good, correct coat. Good shape and size, true mover both ways. Pushed hard for Top Honours.
2nd: 3766 WILCOX, Miss Amy DENIQUE DOTTY FOR YOU. Different type to class winner, but equally lots to like and appreciate. Mature and in full coat (all over) which can detract from her overall picture. Sound and confident on the move.
Class 1712 OB (10 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: 3712 ALARION, Mr Nicolas Fr Ch Pitch Perfect De L'Isle Au Vert Coteau. Cream fawn, undeniably feminine exhibit with super construction. Good pigment, large dark eyes, correct ears with good reach of neck, well laid shoulders, level top line, neat feet and correct sickle tail. Did not stop showing for her handler and moved with such drive and purpose, she had somewhere to be! BCC.
2nd: 3687 HOLLAND-SMITH, Mrs Susan Angela Oozora Queen of Mystery JW Not quite the overall picture as the winner but another with the prettiest of heads. Well ribbed and she too moved well with some drive from the rear.
Class 1713 VB (9 Entries) Abs: 2
1st: 3740 SANGSTER, Mr James & SANGSTER, Miss Eilidh Kirlasidh Tandem Lady. Sound veteran of 8 years old. Legs set well under, good topline and tailset. Good hindquarters gave her good drive on the move, covering the ring well.
2nd: 3669 GILLING, Miss D Vikkilous Fabulous Flavia Of Talocan VW JW. Well-proportioned and very alert. Lovely large dark eyes, large ears with correct angle and flaring. Moderate neck with a good front, level topline. Correct coat type, good tail set and carriage. Confident mover.