Katherine Herrington’s Smooth Dachshund Breed Notes 10/2/18

The Dachshund Club Of Wales held their Championship show at the Cwmbran Stadium, the Smooths & min smooths were without CCs. Mrs Pat Feetham (Kimbleholme Bassets)  Judged both these two Varieties.
In Smooths, Best Bitch & BOB  Ruth Lockett-Walters & McDermott’s Ralines For Pete’s Sake; Res Bitch & BPIB Sue & Jason’s Lauralee Miss Marple at Carpaccio.
Best Dog Sue & Jason’s Lauralee Huckleberry Finn at Carpaccio
Res Dog Wendy Starkey’s Carpaccio  Jasper From Hamoura
BVIB  Peter Higgins Ch Leveliss What She Said.
Min Smooths B/Bitch, BOB Sue & Jason’s  Carpaccio Midnight Lace who later won BIS under BIS Judge Graham Hill.  Res. Bitch Jason Rudkin’s Dynastydax Periwinkle.
Best Dog Sue Ergis’s Siouline Jacob,  Res dog Peter Protheroe’s  Ch Royalmaple Ankey Pankey.  BPIB Peter’s Teckel Never Say Never at Royalmaple. This is their last show in this place as in 2019 the Club goes back to back with the WKC in August.
Sue & Jason had good wins at Rugby & Dist,  where the Smooth Lauralee Huckleberry Finn at Carpaccio won Best AVNSC & Best Puppy,  M/ Smooth Carpaccio Midnight Lace won BOB Group 2.& Perrijola Talking Italian at Carpaccio  Best Puppy , Puppy Group 1 & Res BPIS.
At East Kent C/Soc open show Hayley Chapman Reith’s min smooth Hayvenhund Along Came Polly, BPIB & Hound Puppy Group, also at the same show Dereck Pearmain’s M/S
Lokmadi Crystal Wings for Delandmar  BOB & Hound Group 1.
Judges announced in the Feb Journal: SKC Aug/18 Min Smooths Irene Cook (Bournder longs),  LKA 2019  Min smooths  Diana Melbourne (Melriding M/S).
The Hound Group Breed Records has arrived for Oct – Dec 2017. The Min smooths are yet again the highest in the group with a total of 5,735 for 2017 an increase of 1,159 from 2016, and are in the top 20 hounds. There are the usual names registering 5 litters with large litters and various colours. Also lots more imports. I don’t know where it is all going to end.
The Smooths have also risen 439 in 2017, an increase of 154 from 2016 and many imports in smooths are been bred from.
The Crufts entries for all Dachshunds are very good, only a month to go now.
Katherine Herrington.  Tel 01904 761903