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Chow Chows - week 8Updated : 20/02/2017

THE PHOTOGRAPH of Maxine Abbott with her Chow was the extent of the image shown during the TV programme I mentioned. There were a series of dogs and owners to indicate different types of dogs and this was where she was featured. No mention or sight of Chows in the second episode so we may not get featured again.   ...

Chow Chows - week 7Updated : 09/02/2017

THE CHINESE CC championship show was held at Middleton Cheney once again despite assurances at its AGM that this big event would not be there again. While I acknowledge it was a bit tight it was not uncomfortably so but if all the exhibits had arrived, with the addition of baby puppies, it would have been impossible to move ...

Chow Chows - week 6Updated : 02/02/2017

I AM GRATEFUL to Mary Robbins for providing the results of the North Eastern show where Midlander Terry Humphries judged the entry. He chose Linda Squires Delight Djalo as his BIS with RBIS going to Arlene Robinson’s Rendell Riff Raff at Kwaitang who was also BP. He had been handled by his breeder Joan Rennie. BOS and ...

Chow Chows - week 5Updated : 27/01/2017

I DID NOT get the results of the Christmas show held by the Northern Counties but these have now been supplied. Andrea Douse was judge and selected Phillips’ Fulangs Red Hot Super Bob as BIS with Mr Naught’s Wengeordy Hermoine at Loyjean RBIS. Robinson’s Rendell Riff Raff at Kwaitang was BP. MacDonald&rsquo...

Chow Chows - week 4Updated : 20/01/2017

THE ARRIVAL of the COTYS schedule allows just three weeks until entries close so by the time this column is read there is no time for prevarication – it is a case of do the entry now.      The show’s return to a March date is quite a short time since the last one, so it is a shame for the tit...

Chow Chows - week 3Updated : 12/01/2017

IT SEEMS to have been difficult to get a full list of judges for the championship shows for this year and I am still without a couple. I will outline here the ones that I do know and hope to fill in the gaps before too long.        The first two shows, Manchester and Crufts are already entere...

Chow Chows - week 2Updated : 06/01/2017

OVER THE last couple of weeks I have had quite a bit of contact with prospective Chow owners, some that are getting a puppy for the first time and some that are replacing an elderly dog who has left them recently. One couple have visited me just to see the sire of a litter from which they hope to be getting a puppy, nice tha...

Chow Chows - week 1Updated : 28/12/2016

I THINK that I may have missed a deadline over the holiday period, my progress in the mornings is a bit slow and noon deadlines, as many of you will know, are not ideal for me. I read the article by Geoff Horswell in the Kennel Gazette where he was widely quoted as having suggested that judges could be spot checked while the...

Chow Chows - week 51Updated : 15/12/2016

THE SPREAD of exhibits who have won CCs through the whole of 2016 has been more than usual and despite the thinking of some that the breed has been dominated by the established champions this is not really the case as Sue Evans and Ch Simcha Chucuito have won four and Linda Squires and Ch Kwaitang Kristian at Kyong have won ...

Chow Chows - week 50Updated : 09/12/2016

AT BUBA Ashleigh Griffin came over from Ireland to judge the breed. Her choice for DCC was another for Linda Squires and Ch Kwaitang Kristian at Kyong and Arlene Robinson’s Rendell Riff Raff at Kwaitang annexing RDCC as well as BP.      The bitches were topped by Igrivaya Shalunja of Russkogo Cou...

Chow Chows - week 49Updated : 01/12/2016

SUSAN Peterson and her husband John came from the US for Susan to judge at the Midland Chow Club where a competitive entry of 79 awaited her. This was added to by five baby puppies entered. There were some smaller classes but many had six or seven entered so it was quite good.      DCC, his third, and ...

Chow Chows - week 48Updated : 24/11/2016

I WAS SORRY to learn that Barbara Carr was going into hospital for some major surgery. She has been having some treatment and this must have done what was needed so that surgery can take place. I am sure everyone will join with me in wishing her a good recovery. Do pop a cheery card in the post to her; it will be very boring...

Chow Chows - week 47Updated : 17/11/2016

THE AUTUMN Breed Record Supplement brings us the information about 23 litters which were mainly born in May and June, there are just a couple from July and August. These totalled 107 puppies across all the colours. Surprisingly there are a dozen or so smooths but I understand that there is a very clear drop down box on the o...

Chow Chows - week 46Updated : 10/11/2016

THE NATIONAL ch show saw a welcome return to the ring of Phillip Skelton who had not judged the breed for three years. I understand he intimated this might be the last time he does so due to his advancing years. He certainly belies his age which is approaching a number that starts with an eight rather than a seven.  ...

Chow Chows - week 45Updated : 03/11/2016

AT MIDLAND Counties Espen Engh from Norway was awarding CCs to Chows for the first time in the UK. He chose as his top winners in each sex, Linda Squires’ Ch Kwaitang Kristian at Kyong, who was BOB and Sue Evans’ Ch Simcha Chucuito.      RDCC went to Kristian’s son Rendell Ruff N&rsqu...

Chow Chows - week 44Updated : 28/10/2016

I HAVE been given to understand that the date for the West of England CCC open show next year has been changed to April 9. I am presuming that this will mean the Welsh Club open show which runs back-to-back with it will also have changed date. The judges are Vikkie Ellis for the former and Linda Fisher for the latter. These ...

Chow Chows - week 43Updated : 20/10/2016

THERE being no breed show on Oct 16 the Breed Council/CJTS committee chose this date as the seminar/assessment day for those wishing to progress up the judges list on to B. Needless to say Rod Oldham held everyone’s attention in the morning while he talked about the specifics of the breed with the help of a couple of r...

Chow Chows - week 42Updated : 14/10/2016

HAVING a litter due around the time of the show I decided to miss on South Wales this year so had to resort to the internet to access the results.      David Robbins selected Linda Squires’ puppy Delight Djalo at Kyong as his DCC winner with Vicky Ellis’ Bojinghai Fire And Ice winning the R...

Chow Chows - week 41Updated : 06/10/2016

THE DAY of COTYS dawned bright and clear and instead of a cool and draughty venue we found one sealed on the left hand wall and the opening down a corridor on the right, due to developments on the outside. This meant very little ingress of air and thus the heat in the hall built up to an uncomfortable level in the afternoon....

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