The latest Kennel Club Breed Record Supplement has been published. This is for the period October to December 2017. 70 new Long Haired registrations & 248 new Min Long registrations were received for this period. Once again, Miniature Smooths were the number one Hound breed with registrations standing at 1,680 for this period. The total Long registrations for 2017 are 210 which is the highest recorded in over ten years. The Min Long total stands at 1,027 which is the highest recorded since 2010. Min Smooths are in the top ten leaderboard for all breed registrations & for 2017 a total of 5,735 were registered which is the highest ever recorded in one year for this variety.
Back to Longs, for October to December 12 litters were recorded with 66 new registrations. Amongst the colours registered in these litters were Chocolate, Chocolate Dapples & a Shaded Cream (which I can only presume will end up a Clear Red). Three new imports, two from Lithuania & one from Russia.
Michael Lewis’ Trixhund Opium has had his Junior Warrant & Show Certificate of Merit confirmed.
Miniature Longs had 72 new litters recorded with 245 new registrations. The usual & unusual (now accepted) colours are registered through varying degrees. The Dapple colours registered range from Chocolate Dapple & Cream to Cream Dapple. The size of litters recorded seems more uniform too with no litters of eight or nine puppies registered! Three new Imports, one from the USA & two from Russia. Three new Champions confirmed, Ch Ralines Flirtini, Ch Ralines Rob Roy To Denver & Ch Wildstar Wynnona. Three new Junior Warrant holders too, Emmajesk Masquerade for the Rowell family, Lyndarlea Vienna for Lynn Brooks & Nagshall Just Lucamac for Christine McCarthy.
The Miniature Dachshund Club held their well-supported Championship Show at the Sports Connexion, Coventry last weekend where Roz Rawson (Rosenket Smooths & Longs) decided the final awards. Best In Show was Michael Pagget & Gary Carroll’s Marvale Up With The Lark who gained his title on the day. Reserve Best In Show was Emily Mitchell’s Min Long Metadale Coco Chanel Of Bronia. Best Puppy In Show was awarded to Andrea Callow’s Min Smooth Garthorne Grace Kelly with Maureen Poole’s Min Long Findowrie Mr Bumble taking Reserve Best Puppy In Show. Yvonne Kent’s Min Smooth Ch Barratini Jeeves at Lokmadi JW was awarded Best Veteran In Show.
Adam Rowell (Emmajesk Miniature’s) had attracted a healthy number of Min Longs & it was Coco Chanel’s second CC. Maureen’s Mr Bumble was not only Best Puppy but was also awarded his first Dog CC. Reserve DCC was Lynn Brooks’ Ch Lyndarlea Just Andy & RBCC was Edward Allen’s Penparc Creme Caramel. Anne Johnson’s Ch Charpurdy Just Iss was Best Veteran In Breed. I managed to call in just as Limit Bitch was being judged, I was attending the Tibetan Spaniel Association AGM which was just a couple of miles away! It was lovely to catch up with so many ‘Mini’ friends & watch Roz judge the final awards, looking so well & as glamorous as ever. Cindy Dare (Darsoms) thoroughly enjoyed her Min Smooth judging & was clearly pleased to see her final winners go on to take the top three awards. A lovely atmosphere with so many staying to the end which seems a rarity these days
Secretary of the Eastern Counties DA Minna Hagan tells me that schedules for the club’s open show in June are now available with online entry on Fosse Data. The club’s AGM will also be held on the same day, Sunday 3rd June after the completion of the open show. All the details for both events are also on the club’s website & if you require a printed schedule through the post please contact the ECDA show manager Trevor Watkins.
More sad news comes from the Minard household of Trevor, Stephanie & Jeremy Goddard. Ch Minard A Girl Like Me has crossed Rainbow Bridge at 16 years of age. One of three Champion bitches from one litter by Ruth Lockett-Walters Ralines Royal Spartan x Mullion Bensons Lilly Of Minard, she won her qualifying CCs under Jean Lanning, Mike Caple & Sally Ann Elkington (as a veteran). Her litter sisters were Ian Blackshaw’s Ch Minard She’s a Peach at Ravenways & of course their very own Ch Minard Krystal Darque who remains the aall-timeDachshund CC record holder with 71 CCs. Obviously a mating that worked with three Champion girls who gave so much pleasure to many & I know how proud the Minard family are of them all, with A Girl Like Me gaining her title as a veteran, due to her sister’s success in many ways, it shows that quality & care can last & continue to win at any age. Our thoughts are with you all again at this very sad time.