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The Chihuahua Club of America Board of Directors has been closely monitoring the unprecedented and rapidly changing situation surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and its impact on the dog show community and our nation’s economy.

It is with our deepest regrets, after serious thought and discussion, that we must cancel our Oct 7-11, 2020 Regional and National Specialty Shows and Companion Events.   This decision was not made lightly. The safety of our exhibitors, judges, vendors and spectators is of our utmost importance. Our prayers and good thoughts are with all.  

While this decision was not easy to make, it was made in the best interests of the Exhibitors, Judges and all Chihuahua Club of America members.


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The Chihuahua is
A graceful, alert, swift-moving compact little dog with saucy expression, and with terrier-like qualities of temperament.

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  1. Per the American Veterinary Medical Association on COVID-19 (Updated as of 10:00 a.m. on March 27, 2020)
  • While 2 dogs (Hong Kong) and 1 cat (Belgium) have been reported to have been infected with SARS-CoV-2, infectious disease experts and multiple international and domestic human and animal health organizations agree there is no evidence at this point to indicate that pets spread COVID-19 to other animals, including people.
  • If you are not ill with COVID-19, you can interact with your pet as you normally would, including walking, feeding, and playing. You should continue to practice good hygiene during those interactions (e.g., wash hands before and after interacting with your pet; ensure your pet is kept well-groomed; regularly clean your pet’s food and water bowls, bedding material, and toys).
  • Out of an abundance of caution, it is recommended that those ill with COVID-19 limit contact with animals until more information is known about the virus. Have another member of your household take care of walking, feeding, and playing with your pet. If you have a service animal or you must care for your pet, then wear a facemask; don’t share food, kiss, or hug them; and wash your hands before and after any contact with them.

Respectfully submitted by Dr. Anne Vargo 

Dr. Anne Vargo DVM, CHPV
Associate Veterinarian
Certified Hospice Palliative Care Veterinarian

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Lauren Payne

East Central Region VP

Virginia “Jenny” Hauber

East Region VP
Kris Specht

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Willo Barfield

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