Chuck for Crufts Champion 2018

We’ve not updated our website in over a year.  Sorry about that!  We: moved house, moved kennel, moved jobs and have had much to do…

One of these things was turning me (me!) into a Show Dog.  That’s right, a full-on, ring-trained champion.  We started by attending local ringcraft classes once a week.  Mummy’s vision was to one day qualify for Crufts.  One day.

That day took less time than expected, as it happens.  It took precisely 4 months and 4 shows to qualify… Mummy is still in shock…

So my blog will get updated a little more regularly than before, will lots of interesting news about my flourishing show career!

On a #DogFriendly Mission

Been busy recently.  Mummy has been on a mission to find as many nice cafes, restaurants, bars and shops that will let me over the threshold.  Lots of websites available that supposedly catalogue places where I am allowed in, but mostly these are pubs and hotels.  Mummy wants something different – just normal shops, cafes etc where we can all go inside, as winter is coming and I like my Saturday morning excursions.  Mummy is bored of repeated trips to the same one cafe and the same pet shops over and over.

So she started a local mission to contact businesses via social media to see if i’m allowed in.  So far with a 50% success rate on a response and of that, a 100% rate of allowed entry.

This actually has a wider frame of reference… Did you know that even some assistance dogs arent allowed in shops!?!  Hearing Dogs are denied entry with their humans to some of the major businesses, and that’s a huge problem.  I’m just a leisure shopper, but Hearing Dogs have very important jobs to do, that assist their humans with daily living routines, such as shopping.  Mummy was utterly disgusted that shops which admit entry to Guide Dogs, dont always admit entry to Hearing Dogs.  Why the difference?

Everyone should read about their campaign “Who Lets the Dogs in”.  Here’s a worrying stat:  70% of deaf people with a hearing dog have been refused access on the UK high street.

WHAT!?

As Hearing Dogs says, businesses should welcome deaf people with hearing dogs under the Equality Act 2010.  So why don’t they?

Read about their campaign here.

In the Dog House

As you might have read on the puphostery page, mummy spends a lot of time making our house dog-friendly.  This ranges from a bit of sewing and carpentry to full-blown room renovations (as you might have seen on my twitter feed, for Monty’s arrival).

Mummy takes this a little bit seriously, and was delighted to see an article “if dogs designed homes” on her favourite interior design site Houzz!  It’s worth a read, pups!

Famous Relatives!

Clearly, I’m famous in my own right.  After all, there is only ONE Chuck Bennett Welsh Terrier…  (Monty is too young to be famous yet.  We don’t want fame going to his head).

One of my birth litter siblings is called Brewster, he owns a writer in Cambridge called Sophie Hannah.  I’m delighted to announce that she was interviewed in this week’s FT Weekend magazine, and featured Brewster..!

We connected on twitter and hopefully will be able to meet up next time we are in Cambridge, as that’s where mummy’s family still live.

Mummy was very excited about the prospect of a mini brotherly reunion.  So am I!

 

Winner Winner, Chicken (Wing) Dinner!

Novelty Dog Shows, eh?  Waggiest tail, most kissable snout, cutest butt.  You name it, the categories are there.  It’s funny how political they become, too.  And whose dogs come out of the woodwork for such things.

Needless to say, I’m a winner.  4th Most Handsome.  FOURTH? Bias, rivalry, snide remarks ensued from mummy.  But at the end of the day, it’s all good fun.  I enjoyed my rosette.  The certificate is on our fridge.  Good times!