Katherine Herrington’s Smooth Dachshund Breed Notes 31/12/17

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas. Two or three of you went to open shows after Christmas & had a successful day.
At Wealdstone & Northolt open show Peter Protheroe’s min smooth Picollo Teckel Never Say Never at Royalmaple won BPIB & Hound Puppy Group 1.
 Ch Royalmaple Anky Panky BOB & Hound Group 2.
Sue & Jason Hunt went to Stowbridge open show and their min smooth Peliroja Talking Italian at Carpaccio was BPIB. Carpaccio Midnight Lace BOB & Hound Group 4. Lauralee Huckleberry Finn at Carpaccio (std smooth) BOB, BPIB, Puppy Group 1 & Res BPup In show. Later in the week they went to Ashbourne show Peliroja Talking Italian at Carpaccio BPIB Puppy Hound group 3. Carpaccio Midnight Lace BOB & Group 2, & Lauralee Huckleberry Finn  at Carpaccio Res BOB, BPIB, Puppy Group1 & Res B pup in show.
Many thanks to those who sent cards & donations in memory of Betty Munt & for those who could not attend the funeral your best wishes and thoughts were much appreciated by Sandra & myself.
Whilst we have already mentioned that Betty will forever be associated with one dog Ch Pipersvale Pina Colada & having a good line of clear reds, Betty established a Chocolate /Tan line. After a long absence, a Choc/tan appeared in a litter bred by Ron & Joan Marshall (Roslaye); they were by Pina -Colada out of Roslaye Jazebel. Betty bought this puppy which was called Roslaye Wispa and she gained her Ch title in the period of 1984-1986. The Choc/Tans had been in the minority since Ann & Peter Smith’s (Wimoways)
Ch Roslaye Wispa mated to Pina-Colada produced Ch Pipersvale Chocolat Royale. others produced were Ch Jarac Chocolate Surprise at Pipersvale who won BIS at Midland Counties Ch show 1990. Ch Pipersvale  Chocoletta.
In 1991  Ch Jarac Top Of The Choc’s at Pipersvale was winner of the Spillers/Dog World pup of the year with Chris Amo’s Irish Wolfhound Reserve. Going to that event which was held at the Whitbread Rooms in London it was the first and last time I drove in London. I keep to the train these days.  So, from all this, others that used the Choc/Tan stud dog & of course had Black/Tan Bitches from these litters carrying the Choc/tan gene & bred some lovely choc/tans which gained CCs.
Betty’s write-up for min smooths in the Dachshund handbook 1984-1986 ended with: “To all who continue to have the interest of the min smooths at heart let us strive to improve the standard of this lovely variety, to newcomers I give the advice that was given to me many years ago by Jock Lloyd (Grunwald std smooths) there are three L’s  LOOK, LISTEN & LEARN”.   Many of us have learned a lot from Betty over the years. RIP Betty (End of Era).
Wishing you all a Happy & Successful New Year.
Katherine Herrington  Tel 01904 761903