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