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Kern County Kennel Club

March 27, 2011

New Grand Champion

Chenille Hearts On Fire

Toy Group 1

Photo: Judge Mr William R Russell

Toy Group 1 Award


Back to Back Best of Breed

Great weekend at Kern County Kennnel Dog Show!

HUGE THANK YOU!  to our Judges

Mr William R Russell & Mrs Janice Pardue


 Sun Maid Kennel Club

Feb 6, 2011

Ch Chenille Hearts On Fire

Best Of Breed and Group 4  Placement

Group  4th Placement

Judge Judge Mrs. Anne Katona

Thanks So VERY much!

Great Fun unofficial Photo

Judge Best of Breed

Mr. Fredrick R. Stephens

Huge Thank You!

Jema on her way to the Grand Championship!



CH Chenille's Hearts On Fire "Jema"

Best Of Opposite AKC Eukanuba National Championship 2010

Thank You So Much Judge:

Mrs. Peggy J Hauck

New Champion

Chenille Hearts On Fire  " Jema"

Thank You So Much Judge: Mrs. Joan Goldstein

Santa Barbara Kennel Club, Aug 29, 2010

Shown & Finished in Breed By Exhibitor

Owner/ Breeder Peggy Souza & Stacey Bingham

Jema finishes her championship just under 9 mos old


Best Of Opposite, Winners Bitch

Thank You Judge: Judge Mr Glen Lajeski

Santa Barbara Kennel Club, Aug 28, 2010

Best Of Opposite Aug 6, 2010

Co Breeder/ Owner Stacey Bingham

Major 5 pts


Best of Breed from the Classes

Thank You!  Judge Mr. Kenneth McDermott

Del Monte Kennel Club

July 18 2010

Shown by Co Owner/ Breeder Stacey Bingham




From the Classes

Thank You! Judge Mrs. Paula Hartinger

Del Monte Kennel Club

July 17, 2010



Chenille Hearts on Fire " Jema"

Wins at Woofstock 2010 Vallejo CA



Contra Costa Kennel Club  Best of Opposite Major 4pts.

Judge: Mrs Doris Cozart

Thank You!

Jema's first show, 6 mos old.. Wow great start!

Watch Jema showing at Woofstock on our You Tube Channel




 Shih Tzu Champion Chenille Tia Mia Amour

Gold Rush Dog Show Merced


Photo of Tia Waiting to Show Ring Side at Gold Rush Dog Show Merced

SUN-STAR PHOTO BY LISA JAMESThousands of dog lovers and breeders descended on the Merced County Fairgrounds this weekend for the Gold Rush Dog Show. Put on by Yosemite Kennel Club and Tuolumne Kennel Club, the show drew breeds of all shapes and sizes from across the western states.April 10, 2010

Santa Clara Valley Kennel Club

Best of Breed

Chenille Tia Mia Amour

 Best of Breed Major over Top Ranked Shih Tzu Special

Thank You so Much Judge Mrs. Helen Winski Stein and our Handler Mr. Don Rodgers

Sunday February 21, 2010

Back to Back wins for Chenille's Tia Mia Amour


Golden Gate Shih Tzu Fanciers

 38th Shih Tzu Speciality 2010

February 20, 2010


"Chenille Tia Mia Amour"

Best of Winners

Thank you so much to our Judge: Miss Virginia Lyne

Our Handler Mr Don Rogers

GGSTF  President Bonnie Prato




Chenille Yahoo Doing the Dew

Winners Dog & Best of Opposite

6 mos old

Photo of Judge: Miss Virginia Lyne, Handler Mr. Don Rogers 

 President Golden Gate Shih Tzu Fanciers: Bonnie Prato





Sun Maid Kennel Club of Fresno


Chenille It's The Real Thing " Kola"

6 to 9 mos puppy, 3 Point Major!

Best Of Winners & Best of Opposite

February 7, 2010

Thank You So Much! We had a wonderful time showing this little Shih Tuz Puppy at the Fresno Sun Maid Kennel Club. This was Kola's first time in the ring, we are so proud of him. He is a fun loving boy that loves to play, his favorite dog toy is Santa the Squeekie.

Thank You! Judge: Ms. Ann A. Kennedy



Sacramento Valley Dog Fanciers

Oct 24, 2009  Dixon, CA

Thank You Very Much Judge, Ms. Barbara J. Wood

Chenille Tia Mia Amour

B.B.E. Winners

We had a spooktacular time in Dixon, Great show with Halloween Dog Costume Parade


Golden Gate Shih Tzu Fanciers 37th Speciality

Feb 14th 2009   San Jose,  CA

Thank You So Much!

Judge Mrs. Pamela B. Peat, also President Bonnie Prato what a wonderful evening at the

 Golden Gate Shih Tzu 37th Speciality.


Winners Dog: Chenille Heritage Softail Classic "Myles"

Shown and Handled by Owners Dave & Sarah Gonsavles

Best Puppy: Chenille Coco Chanel "CeCe"


What a evening for these special Chenille puppies, from our breeding Sansha & Cory.  Shown in puppy class 9 to 12 months, these two puppies did a wonderful job. Special "Thanks" to our friends, Debby also Dave and Sarah Gonsavles.  What a wonderful job!

Best in Show Puppy


Winners Dog Major


Results page http://www.ggstf.com/pdfs/2009_results.pdf


Redwood Empire Kennel Club

Petaluma, CA  September 6 & 7, 2008

Best of Breed




Redwood Empire Kennel Club Dog Show.

Thanks so much to our Judges, Mrs Joan M. Zielinski on Saturday. 

Also Mrs. Pamela B. Peat on Sunday. Also our Agent

Pat Fernandes.

 Carmila did a wonderful job in the ring, winning two shows, Best of Breed on Sept 6th & 7th. We are so pleased with her, as she is showing very nicely. We would have liked to shown in group, but the heat is to stressful on this long haired toy breed. We are careful not over heat our beloved show dogs, health first.

We had a great time meeting new people and enjoying a wonderful BBQ dinner with them. Thank You!

Thanks to all our Shih Tzu Show Friends!

Stacy, Bonnie, Liz

Richmond Dog Fanciers, Inc

Dixon May Fairgrounds, August 2 & 3, 2008

Best of Breed


We would like to thank Judge Mr. Timothy Cartterson,  also our handler Pat Fernandes for this wonderful honor, Best of Breed. On August 3, 2008

We were very excitied to see our little Carmila win at the dog show, she is showing in the 9 to 12 months Bitch class. Carmila did very well on Saturday with winning her class, thank you Judge, Mr. Charles C. Scott. We also would like to congratulate all of the winners at the Richmond Dog Fanciers, Dog Show.

A Very Special Thanks to Our Fellow Shih Tzu Lovers & Friends!

Cheryll, Sarah & Dave

(photo proof by Cook PhoDOGraphy)

Video Below You Tube

( Puppy Match results )


Carmila & Tia & Miles

Golden Gate Shih Tzu Fanciers

 The Golden Gate Shih Tzu Club did a great job, we all had a wonderful time at the sanctioned puppy match. This was Chenille's Tia Mia Amour (Tia) and Chenille's Soft Tail Classic ( Miles) first show and first win.  Congratulations! Dave Gonsalves owner and handler of Miles, winning your first show. Thank You Judge for saying we have wonderful puppies. We are so excitied that Tia and Carmila did well in the ring, winning Best Of Breed. Cheryll Limso of Fantasia Shih Tzu did absolutely fabulous job handling Tia and Carmila.  Big Thank You! to Nor- Cal Toy Dog Fanciers and friends who showed up to cheer us on. This match was truely a howling good time, for all toy dog lovers. Congratulations to all the winners. Cheyll  Limso also provided the gorgeous show bows for Chenille Shih Tzu, You can vist her dog bow site at  http://www.dogshowbows.com/.
More photos of this fun match at http://ggstfmeetup.homestead.com/index.html
Make sure  to join us next year for this ShihTzu Meet Up, for information go to Golden Gate Shih Tzu site at http://www.ggstf.com/html/clubinfo.html  See you next year with your special Shih Tzu. Thanks to Pat Fernandes and the Golden Gate Shih Tzu club members for a great time.
Here is the K-9 College Cruise link  http://www.allcruising.com/k9cruise.htm 


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