Monday, April 7, 2008

Yosemite Kennel Club Show, Merced

Chenille's Shih Tzu Carmila's First Show at Yosemite Kennel Club, Merced California. We are so proud of our little girl, Twa-Nas Pe-Kae Carmila Frapachina she did pretty good for her first time out in the show ring. Chenille's Carmila was shown in 6 to 9 months bitch class. She was a bit shy on the table, Judge: Mr. David A. Ojalvo was very pleasant and complementing. Carmila had a slow start on the floor with wanting to put her head down. Working on the lead with wrist twitches helped to hold her head. Carmila was comfortable with the turn and walking back to the our Judge. We thank Yosemite Kennel Club and Judge Mr. David A. Ojalvo for awarding Carmila with her first place win, April 3,2008.

This show was to get Carmila out and work on socializing skills also ring time practice. This was a great deal of fun for us, we had our family and friends show up giving Carmila tons of support. Thank You!

Video of Carmila's First Show:

On Friday, April 4, Carmila was shown under Judge Mr. Enrique Jorge Filippini. Chenille's Carmila did much better on the lead. This time out she was confident and knew what to do. Her gait was smooth without stopping. Exposure to the ring at her young age is extremely important. We only showed Carmila for two days, at the four day dog show. We feel that four days showing is just to much for a young puppy. My handling skills need some fine tuneing, as I'm learning how to show Shih Tzu's. We have more pictures of the show on our Shih Tzu site at

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Shih Tzu's Of Chenille

Welcome to Chenille Shih Tzu's we are a active hobby/show breeder of central California. We are proud of our AKC champion Shih Tzu pedigree's. We are delighted with our breed, as Shih Tzu's are the most fun loving, heart warming, comical toy breed. We would like to introduce you to our Shih Tzu family, at

We are excited about all the up and coming activities we will be attending. We will be showing our little Carmila at Yosemite Kennel Club, April 3 & 4, 2008 in Merced. This will be Carmila's first show. She is just 6 months old, so she will be in the the 6 to 9 month puppy class. Carmila is a gorgeous tri-colored Shih Tzu puppy, with a super show attitude. If your in the our area stop in at the Merced County Fairgrounds. There are so many beautiful breeds so if your a dog lover this is the place to see your favorite ones.

Also we have a planned breeding with our gal "Sansha" she is due the first part of May 2008. This is her first pregnancy, and we hope for healthy delivery. We will keep a close eye on her, as she gets closer to her due date. We breed for our show prospects, and we sometimes have pet companions available to the right home. We are always trying to improve on the breed here at Chenille Shih Tzu.