Katherine Herrington’s Smooth Dachshund Breed Notes 15/3/18

Certain parts of the country got more snow the Wed/ Thursday before Crufts & the first day of Crufts being the Thursday, fortunately, I don’t think it stopped anyone attending.
Friday was Hound Day & all the Dachshunds having good entries, Min Smooths were the highest with 187, the start of Judging varied with the M/S having an 8.30am start the Smooths 10.am.

In the Hound Group all the Dachshund BOBs were great and did not let the variety down, the Std Long & Std Wire wereshortlistedd with the Wire taking 3rd place.
Cindy Dare (Darsoms) judged the Smooths; the Bitch CC & BOB Sue & Jason Hunt’s Lauralee Miss Marple at Carpaccio JW SHCM.   Res CC Ruth Lockett & C McDermott’s Ralines For Pete’s Sake. B Veteran bitch  Margaret Turner’s  Marictur Moulin Rouge.  Dog CC Mrs Goffin-Thorogood’s Matzell Malizell, handled by his breeder Marilyn Norton.  Res CC Rhian Williams & Chris Moes’ Cwmdarhian San Andreas.  BPIB Sue & Jason’s Carpaccio Silent Siren.  Best  Veteran dog & BVIB Laura & Clare Macdonald’s Ch/AmGR Duel Ch Bensarka Phoenix Sun.
Min Smooths: I was very honored to be invited to judge my own breed at Crufts; there was a fantastic entry of 187 dogs.  Dog CC, his 4th & BOB  Mike Paget & Gary Carroll’s Ch Marvale Up With The Lark, Res CC  Lovaine Coxon’s Ch Distinctly So D’Arisca. BPup dog & BPIB Sue & Jason’s Pelirroja Talking Italian at Carpaccio. B Veteran dog Yvonne Kent’s  Ch Barratini Jeeves at Lokmadi.

Bitch CC Joanne Blackburn-Bennett’s Ch Stargang Cherry Berry,  Res CC Lena Shutt’s  Donnadoon Dreamdust.  B pup Bitch Rhian & Chris’s Cwmdarhian Prty Lika Rushn
B Veteran bitch & BVIB Heather Blackburn-Bennett’s Ch Lokmadi Sea Holly at Stargang.

I enjoyed my day & had some lovely dogs to judge. I was glad I had a further night in the hotel as when my head hit the pillow I was asleep and had a good night coming steadily home late Saturday morning.

The Smooth Haired Club have extended their closing date another week  to 24th March/18.

Lots of other shows entries are coming up to their closing dates so watch out if there are any you really want to go to.
Katherine Herrington  Tel 01904 761903
EMail katherine.herrington@yahoo.co.uk
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