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Chow Chows - week 17Updated : 19/04/2017

AS THERE were no breed shows on the Easter weekend I am sure it turned into a ‘gardening’ one for many. My dog paddock has been cut three times now and the dogs are loving the sunshine and a nice lawn-like area to loll about in; half of them are spending more time there than in their runs as it has been so dry as...

Chow Chows - week 16Updated : 13/04/2017

AT THE West of England and Welsh open shows held back-to-back in Taunton the entries were very similar with approximately 20 Chows present at each show. Vickie Ellis was judge for the former and selected Arlene Robinson’s Rendell Riff Raff at Kwaitang as BD and BIS, he is still a puppy so he was automatically BP too. B...

Chow Chows - week 15Updated : 06/04/2017

AT THE BUBA open show Derek Bishop had an entry of ten but half of these were missing which was a shame. Nevertheless his choice for BOB and BP had a really wonderful day. Arlene Robinson’s Rendell Riff Raff at Kwaitang was RBIS under Sue Dykes and then was BPIS. It is quite a while since a Chow did really well at the ...

Chow Chows - week 14Updated : 31/03/2017

AT THE National CCC Linda Clelland had come down from Scotland to run the rule over the entry of 34 plus seven baby puppies. As far as I can tell only seven were absent so that was good for the judges numbers. BIS went to the Godber’s Kwaitang Kole Porter at Lechan with Jenny Sweeney’s Chowetha Colour Me Red in R...

Chow Chows - week 13Updated : 23/03/2017

THE CHINESE Chow Club held it’s AGM as a stand alone event at the Hall in Middleton Stoney where the championship show was held in February. It was good of them to provide a light lunch for those that attended and drinks were available both before and after. While we are generally used to these meetings following open ...

Chow Chows - week 12Updated : 16/03/2017

WAS IT me or was there just a bit more space at Crufts this year, it seemed it was relatively easy to get a seat at the ringside and walking through the halls, both on Friday and Sunday, it was a bit easier with no real bottlenecks, which we have certainly seen in the past. Unfortunately I was unable to watch our breed right...

Chow Chows - week 11Updated : 08/03/2017

FROM THE point of view of the driver our journey to COTYS was dreadful with heavy rain and so much spray it was quite a strain to keep focused on where the white lines were. Unfortunately we took the rain north with us and by the time the bitches were being judged it was torrential, this continued for most of the journey hom...

Chow Chows - week 10Updated : 03/03/2017

ELIZABETH Campbell, known as Liz to everyone, was over from Ireland to judge at the CCC’s first show of the year. Although the entry was not a big one the absentee rate was just under a third, which was so much better than at the two most recent shows. The reasons for not attending or for not bringing the exhibits are ...

Chow Chows - week 9Updated : 27/02/2017

THERE are four new Stud Book qualifiers listed and 16 challenge certificates approved plus four new champions. These are: Bojinhai Fire And Ice, Lechan I’m Adele, Maixing Moonwalker at Kweichow and Taylorian Starlight. There are three new JW holders: Hiswin Star Dreams, Miketilla Rocket Man and Dragonsway Tom Thumb who...

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 ...

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