Tails up as chi­huahuas win

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

A FAM­ILY of Chi­huahuas came home from a world-fa­mous dog show with their tails wag­ging af­ter win­ning a clutch of rosettes.

Lara, Blossom, Daniel and Ed­ward, who live with their owner Mairi Austin in Mac­cles­field, won ac­co­lades at Crufts for their look, the qual­ity of their coats and the way they moved, with Blossom com­ing top in the Chi­huahua Vet­eran Bitch class.

Mairi said: “I was ab­so­lutely ec­static with Blossom com­ing top of her Vet­eran Bitch class as the 20 dogs en­tered in­cluded for­eign and Bri­tish cham­pi­ons.”

Ed­ward, the youngest of the bunch at just eight months, came se­cond in his class, qual­i­fy­ing him for next year’s event, where he will join great-grand­mother Lara and grand­mother Blossom, who have a life­time qual­i­fi­ca­tion for the con­test.

Other Mac­cles­field pooches who com­peted with 22,000 dogs for prizes at the event at Birm­ing­ham’s NEC in­cluded Si­mon Clark and Nicki Ea­gles’ ot­ter­hound, one of only 900 in the world, and Va­lerie Nolan’s minia­ture dachs­hund Pa­trick, six, nei­ther of which came home with a tro­phy.

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