Katherine Herrington’s Smooth Dachshund Breed Notes 31/3/18

The Southern Dachshund held their CH show on 24th March due to the cancellation of their original date due to bad weather.
Smooths with CCs were judged by Anne Moore (Romanchi)   Bitch CC & BOB  Laura & Clare Macdonald’s  Bensarka Sarabi,  Res CC Ruth Lockett-Walters & McDermott’s Ralines For Pete’s Sake.   Dog CC M Chauhan & Cerasini’s Gr Ch Brownswoods Best Gift Diagram Imp USA.  Res CC Maurice Armstrong’s Ch Lauralee Nicholas Nickleby.
BPIB Sue & Jason Hunt’s Carpaccio Silent Siren &  later won Res BPIshow under BIS Judge Gillian Goad.  BVIB Laura & Clare’s multi Ch Bensarka Phoenix Sun.
Min Smooths without CCs were judged by Steve Rose (Ridanflight)  Bitch CC & BOB Sue & Jason’s  Carpaccio Midnight lace JW & later BIS under Gillian Goad. Res Bitch Jason Rudkin’s Dynastydax Periwinkle JW.  Best Dog Peter Protheroe’s Ch Grandgables Crafty Lil Devil at Royalmaple.  Res dog Peter’s  Royalmaple Fiddle Sticks.  BPIB Peter’s Picollo Teckel Never Say Never at Royalmaple. BVIB  Tina West’s Archidax Bonneville.
At the Houndshow open show the next day Peter had another great day as his min smooth Picollo Teckel Never Say Never at Royalmaple won BPIB & BOB under judge Richard Bott (Quensha/Allene) & later winning BPIS under BIS Judge Martin Sanders(Castellcoch).
Like a lot  of you I was sad to hear that Valerie Skinner had passed away, although Val set off with Std Longs it was Std Wires she was most known for. Val did a lot for Dachshunds for many years especially Dachshund Rescue and never took any money for all her hard work. She was President of the West Riding Dachshund Club, also a Vice President of the Dachshund Club, she was also the 2nd person to be given a Lifetime Achievement Award  by the Dachshund Club. Val was always very cheerful & chatty with everyone and when selling the raffle tickets at West Riding she would not let you escape before buying any.
Yet another great person to pass on over these last months. Valerie’s funeral is on Wed 18th April at Grenoside Crem, Sheffield S35 8RZ with refreshments later, please let Valerie’s niece know if you are going for refreshments on Email  sandy 617@gmail.com
Yvonne Kent has had a lovely start to the Easter weekend as at Edwinstowe open show
today at Newark showground, her min smooth Lokmadi Hidden Dragon won BOB. Her daughter Lokmadi Magic Dragon won BPIB, the judge was Kym Drady (min longs).
I hope you all have a lovely Easter weekend.
Katherine Herrington  Tel 01904 761903