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