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

March 15, 2018
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

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

Daniel Roberts’ Long Haired Dachshund Breed Notes 14th March 2018 

March 15, 2018

Another crazy, hectic & highly enjoyable Crufts is over for another year. The morning of Friday 9th March thankfully gave us all a dry day for entering & exiting the NEC in Birmingham & with no sign of the dreaded white stuff that we had experienced in the 10 days leading up to the world’s greatest dog show, we all managed from near & far to attend without any major hassle.

This is always the ideal opportunity to meet up with friends from near & far, especially from around the globe. It should also be a time to enjoy seeing the cream of each breed compete for top awards & as always you expect competition to be tough. Who would have thought the eventual Reserve Best In Show Winner would have very close Dachshund connections?

Jill Peak (Bayard Beagles & wife of the late Trevor Peak who had the Arvornary Smooth Dachshunds) had the honour of selecting the final winners on Sunday night, awarding the runner-up spot to Heather Bennett’s Pointer Sh Ch Kanix Chilli who was handled by Mother Joanne Blackburn-Bennett (Shardagang Dachshunds & daughter of Ellen Blackburn ((Stargang)) & Daughter In Law of John Bennett ((Shardaroba)). Bred by Sigurd & Kari Wilberg (Kanix Dachshunds) it leaves no doubt that the final of Crufts 2018 had a connection we should all be proud of & many congratulations to all involved on such a lifelong memorable result.

Back to the breed rings & Min Longs were blessed with a Royal Visitor when HRH Prince Michael Of Kent stopped by to have a chat with exhibitors & meet some of our four-legged friends. 129 Min Longs awaited Derek Smith (Clickham Collies & President of the Midland DC). Roy Wood had another day that we all dream about, winning both CCs for the second year running. BCC & BOB was Ch Wildstar Wynnona JW with the DCC going to Ch Wildstar Wrobinson. The RDCC was Sue & Roger Roberts’ Ch Ralines Rob Roy To Denver with Emily Mitchell’s Ch Bronia Peach Fuzz taking the RBCC. Lynn Bell’s Tolberg Cream Treat was awarded Best Puppy being handled by Adam Rowell.

Lesley McNaughton (Cedavoch Longs & Smooths) attracted 86 Longs which were judged third in the ring following Finnish Spitz & Elkhounds. This made it a long day with judging not finishing before 5pm which certainly was no fault of our judge who had been informed that she was commencing judging much later than anticipated due to the two previous breeds in the ring running over. DCC & BOB from veteran was Emily Mitchell’s Ch Bronia Lotario JW who also made the final cut in a fabulous Hound Group under Albert Wight. Daniel Roberts had a day to remember winning the BCC (her third) with Swansford Gemmadora & the RDCC with Ch Swansford Warrador. The RBCC & BP was awarded to Lloyd Cross’s Glasvey Double Trouble For Loggeta. Not long now until Lloyd flies out to Australia to judge the National Dachshund Specialty in Sydney where I’m sure he will have an amazing time & will without doubt fill us all in on his return. Swansford Gemmadora’s title not only makes the second Swansford Champion this year but makes a magical 60th English Champion for the kennel, an achievement that Margaret Swann would be absolutely delighted with I’m sure & certainly gave a tear or two to someone’s eye!

As usual, the Discover Dogs Arena was packed to capacity on all four days & Ian Smith co-ordinated a truly fabulous job on behalf of the Midland DC where all the booths not only looked very smart & brightly decorated but contained the right information for the public to see & take away with them. Many thanks from everyone to all the two & four legged volunteers over the four days who deliver one of the most important services to the public in our canine calender. Just before we close on Crufts, next year Hounds fall on a Saturday & your 2019 breed judges are Gerry McFaul (Dachville Longs) for longs & Sue Roberts (Denver Min longs & Min Smooths) for Min Longs; it’s less than 12 months away now!

You should all now be well aware that the postponed Southern DA Championship Show that was cancelled on Saturday 3rd March has now been scheduled to take place on Saturday 24th March. All the details for the original show stand, entries in age classes etc. the venue is the same, the Montem Leisure Centre in Slough SL1 2QG. Unfortunately, the change of date means Sue Holt has had to withdraw from her Long appointment where she has attracted a very good entry & would have been her first time judging this variety . Sallyann Elkington (Sutina Min Wires) will replace Sue on the day to judge Longs with all the other judges being able to fulfill their appointments.

Poor Maxine Wood has certainly been in the wars, slipping on ice resulted in a fractured Femur & Knee which meant a hospital stay with surgery. After bones being pinned & plaster applied, Maxine will be out of action for at least 8 weeks. Her close friend Margaret Wilson (Rogermardax Longs) has kept us updated via Facebook & I’m sure we all wish Maxine a speedy recovery & send our love & best wishes to her. Let’s hope all goes well & that we see you soon Maxine!

Ruth Lockett-Walters tells me that Ralines Royal Rebel of Sweetwell, owned by Allison Cronje in South Africa attended his fifth championship show & completed his South African title taking BOB too. Bred by Ruth & daughter Helen, he is by Barlaines Black Prince out of Ch Ralines Popping Kandi. Many congratulations.

This weekend sees the West Riding DA open show at the Speedwell Rooms in Chesterfield which I’m told has drawn a fantastic entry for Seamus Dunne from Ireland & Andrew Whitfield-Roberts (Dandydayo Min Longs).

A very special weekend too as Len Hammond (Glenmorris Min Longs) reaches his 90th Birthday. I speak to Len every week & keep him updated on the Dachshund world. Although not in the best of health, Len is always keen to get the news & pass on his opinions. I’m sure that Len would love to hear from any of you, either a phone call or card would certainly be well received.

Daniel Roberts

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Katherine Herrington’s Smooth Dachshund Breed Notes 4/3/18

March 4, 2018
What a week it has been weather-wise, with lots of show cancellations including the Southern Dachshund Ch Show but no one could have carried on holding the shows under the circumstances. The Southern Dachshund have rescheduled and the show will now be held on the 24th March/18.

The Dachshund Club open show & AGM was held last week at Ryton On Dunsmore.
Pauline Kerslake (Devonwood M/L) judged the Min Smooths:  BOB Sue & Jason Hunt’s Carpaccio Midnight Lace & later BIS under judge John Thirwell.  BPIB Rosie Dunhill’s Shantallah Shady lady @ Gellijams.  B. Opp. Sex  Mrs Mant Wood’s Lokmadi Come Fly With Me To Bowetts. My Ch Kathington Coeur De Lion won AV Miniature Veteran & Best veteran In show under John Thirwell.

Smooths were judged by Paul Hayes (Dialhouse): BOB Tess & Rebecca  Kerry’s Kireton Beau Diddley.  BPIB Sue & Jason’s Lauralee Huckleberry Finn at Carpaccio. B. Opp. Sex  Maurice & Judith Armstrong’s  Lauralee Girl Crush.

At Sutton Coldfield open show, Sue & Jason’s min smooth Perrijola Talking at Carpaccio won BPIB & Puppy Group 1 &  Min smooth Carpaccio Midnight Lace BOB & BIS.

Today at Wath & West Melton, Yvonne Kent’s min smooth had a good day; Lokmadi Magic Dragon atnher first show won BPIB & Puppy Group 3. Her mother, Lokmadi Hidden Dragon won Res BOB, Ch Barratini Jeeves at Lokmadi won Veteran class & Hound veteran 1.

Some Judges announced in this month’s Journal: Lancs & Cheshire 2018  Min Smooths Mrs V E Philips,  Welks 2019 Mike Caple M/S & Nora Price M/S at Midland Counties 2019, Bournemouth 2019 M/S Helen Wayman. Hound Ass July 2019 M/S Helen Geeson & std smooths Graham Hill.

The Scottish Dachshund Club are hosting a Breed Seminar & mentoring session on the 15th April/18. All enquires to email
Katherine Herrington Tel 01904 761903

Daniel Roberts’ Longhaired Dachshund Breed Notes 1/3/18

March 1, 2018

Without doubt ‘The Beast From The East’ is doing its upmost to impact this coming weekend’s canine activities. I’m sure that all of you will have witnessed some white stuff & felt the extreme cold temperatures. For Dachshunds, this means that the Southern Dachshund Association has taken the decision to postpone their championship show scheduled for this Saturday 3rd March. I’m sure this has certainly not been taken lightly & the final decision has been taken based on fact & advice from official sources. The snowfall has already appeared in Slough and the South West & the Midlands is set to worsen in the next few days. The SDA is now in talks with the venue to find an alternative date (24th March). Having served on a committee that had to postpone a show due to snow I can only sympathise with the SDA & I’m sure a sensible solution will be reached. Please take a moment to think about the extra workload involved with this decision that has been made for your safety & more importantly the safety of our Dachshunds!

Last weekend, the Dachshund Club staged its open show & AGM. On all accounts , the AGM went very well & this was followed by the club’s annual trophy awards. The Jackdaw Trophy for the most outstanding Dachshund of 2017 was awarded to Roy Wood’s Min Long Ch Wildstar Wrobinson with the Amyass Biss & Bob Gale Trophy for runner-up going to Judith & Morris Armstrong’s Smooth Ch Lauralee Nicholas Nickleby who was also awarded the Friedl Cup for Top Smooth. Roy’s Wrobinson also collected the Ena Bassett Memorial Trophy & the Chris Leyshon Trophy for Top Miniature. Chris Moes & Rhian Williams won the Marriners Trophy for Top Smooth Bitch with Ch Cwmdarhian Hot Off The Press. The Lankelly Black Bryony Memorial Trophy for Top Wire went to Kim & Duncan McCalmont’s Ch Silvae Solo. Finally the Molly Raine Memorial Trophy which is awarded to a youngster or beginner in the breed showing great promise was awarded to young Amelie Smith who has made such a great mark already showing her family’s Min Wires. Many congratulations to all the winners.

Back to the open show which received a great entry throughout. John Thirwell (Ferndel Gundogs) made the final decisions awarding Best In Show to Sue & Jason Hunt’s Min Smooth Carpaccio Midnight Lace with Cindy Dare’s Long Darsoms Zamson taking Reserve Best In Show. For Best Puppy In Show John chose Lynda Adams’ Wire Wyldetarn Shoot From The Hip, such a great win for Lynda showing her first Wire after much success with Champions in Weimaraners & Pointers. Daniel Roberts’ Long Darsoms Zardonnay Swansford was awarded Reserve Best Puppy In Show attending her first show. Katharine Herrington’s evergreen Min Smooth Ch Kathington Coeur De Lion was awarded Best Veteran In Show.

The evening before the Dachshund Club, Lloyd Cross attended the East Anglian Super Match with Tony Johnson after his Long, Glasvey Double Trouble For Loggetta, qualified after winning several puppy groups in 2017, including Best Puppy In Show at the Hound Club Of East Anglia under Simon Parsons. On all accounts, a great evening was had by all with Double Trouble winning her rounds & eventually only being beaten by the overall winner. I’m sure I did see that Lloyd & Tony won the award for Best Dressed Couple on the night too & very dapper indeed they both looked!

The Scottish Dachshund Club are hosting a Breed Seminar & Mentoring Session at Middleton Village Hall, EH23 4QU on Sunday 15th April, the day after the Hound association of Scotland Championship Show. The morning session & Breed Standard will be presented by Lesley McNaughton (Cedavoch Longs & Smooths) with the chance of taking the Dachshund Breed Council multiple choice exam. A buffet lunch & afternoon mentoring session will take place with the total cost of the day just £15 or £10 without the exam. All enquiries to express your interest as soon as possible please as numbers are limited; by e-mail to quoting SDC Seminar in the subject field. A booking form will then be sent to you.

The latest Kennel Journal gives us a few confirmed judges. For 2018 Mandy Dance Min Longs at Driffield, Nora Price Min Longs at Midland Counties. For 2019 Robin Searle Longs at Blackpool, Carol Daykin Longs at the Houndshow, Jenny Startup Min Longs at Darlington, Tom Johnston Longs at Bournemouth, Carolyne Scott Longs at the DC of Wales & Christine Sheppard Min Longs at the same show. At South Wales KA in 2020 Birgit Hayward will judge Min Longs.

This time next week, with any luck, the snow will have gone leaving all roads clear as we head to the NEC for the world’s greatest dog show, Crufts. As usual, both our varieties will be judged in Hall 4 with Min Longs on their own in ring 23 & Longs third in the ring following Finnish Spitz & Norwegian Elkhounds in ring 24. Safe journey to everyone & don’t forget to catch me with your news or message me via messenger or even text.

The only all-breed success I have to report is Lynne Bell’s Min Long Tolberg Cream Treat, handled by Adam Rowell winning the Hound Group & Hound Puppy Group at Billingham Synthonia open show under Emily Mitchell (Bronia Longs).

Daniel Roberts
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Katherine Herrington’s Smooth Dachshund Breed Notes 22/02/18

February 22, 2018

The Northern Counties Dachshund Ass held their open show at the Coronation Hall, Boroughbridge, North Yorks. There was a good entry of 95 dogs.

Rob Wheeler (Ranveli) was the Judge of all varieties. Before judging started the AGM was held, Mike Paget retired as Secretary & Lyne Bell (Tolberg min longs) was elected as the new Secretary. It was announced that this year and future years the championship show will be held back to back with Leeds Ch show in July. Better arrangements have been made with Leeds ref the Judging order of the Dachshunds.

BIS Fran Mitchell’s std smooth Cedavoch Solar Storm at Bronia, Res BIS was the Rowell family’s Emmajesk Masquerade handled by Adam.
BPIS Mrs E Maes-Jones & Miss Bates’ std wire  Derochaise Manhattan & their std wire Ch
Derochaise Black Orchid  BVIS.
In Min smooths BOB Sandra Williams’ Wilmerella  Wells Fargo, BPIB Lena Shutt’s  Melriding Captain Cook of Donnadoon, & Best AV min  Veteran Yvonne Kent’s Ch Barratini Jeeves at Lokmadi. The whole show ran well and there were some lovely homemade refreshments.

Over the weekend at other opens shows 2 or 3 had some good wins; at Gloucester C/show  Sue & Jason Hunt’s std smooth Lauralee Huckleberry Finn at Carpaccio, BOB BPIB & Puppy group 4. Carpaccio Midnight Lace min smooth BOB & hound group 3.
Pelorrija Talking Italian at Carpaccio Min smooth  BPIB Puppy group 1 & BPIShow.
Horley & Dist Peter Protheroes min smooth  Royalmaple Evil Edna at her first show won BPIB & Puppy Group 2. Lisa Muggleton’s min smooth Mosiarto Wonder Woman at Matlock open show won BPIB, Res BOB, & Hound Group puppy 3.

It has been a week of AGMs & changes of Secretary as at the Southern Dachshund AGM
Sue Ergis retired as Secretary after 10 years. Wendy Starkey has been appointed their new Secretary.

On sorting through Betty Munt’s collection of Dachshund memorabilia Sandra and I have found some very interesting things, some Dachshund ornaments are going to be sold at the Smooth Club show; proceeds of which will go to Dachshund Rescue, her Dachshund Club Breed record books are going to the Kennel Club Library along with a book of records presented to Betty from the Dachshund Club of New South Wales when she went out to judge their National show, also a water colour painting of Ch Pipersvale Pina-Colada is going to the Kennel Club as he is the Breed record holder of min smooths with 70 CCs.

Next open show & AGM is the Dachshund Club on Saturday; hope the weather keeps reasonable for travelling as it is reported we are in for further snow and to be very cold.

Katherine Herrington  Tel 01904 761903

Daniel Roberts’ Longhaired Dachshund Breed Notes 22/02/18

February 22, 2018

This Saturday 24th February sees the Dachshund Club open show & AGM taking place at the Sports Hall, Sports Connexion at Ryton On Dunsmore, Coventry. The AGM for all paid up members will start at 10am with open show judging commencing at 11am prompt. Secretary Lynda Billinghurst reports a good entry too with 32 Smooths for Paul Hayes, 69 Min Smooths for Pauline Kerslake, 22 Longs for Minna Hagan, 29 Min Longs for Sandra Palin, 34 Wires for Muriel Locksmith & 43 Min Wires for Rodney Locksmith. John Thirlwell (Ferndel gundogs) will judge the veteran classes & Best In Show.

Lynda also tells me that on Sunday 22nd April the Dachshund Club will also be hosting a day with Jeff Horswell on the Judges Competency Framework & what it will mean to breed clubs especially. All Dachshund Breed Clubs have been invited to send committee members to this event & few limited number of places are available to non-committee members if you would wish to attend. I’ve seen a few presentations on the new framework & if you want to gain some knowledge on how this will impact you or your breed club then this is the ideal opportunity to find out. For more details see Lynda at this weekend’s show or contact her by phone 07477098928 or email Once each breed club has confirmed their attendance the remaining seats will be strictly on a first come basis.

The AGM season is well & truly with us & last weekend the Southern Dachshund Association held their annual event. After 10 years as secretary, Sue Ergis decided to retire from her position. Without doubt, Sue has had the club’s affairs in order over her period in office & has done an amazing job on behalf of the society, I’m sure Sue will enjoy her retirement & life in her new home having recently moved house. Former committee member & show manager Wendy Starkey was elected as the new secretary with Gina Salisbury continuing as assistant secretary.

The entry for their forthcoming championship show on Saturday 3rd March at the Montem Leisure Centre is 37 smooths, 47 Longs, 57 Min Longs, 57 Min smooths, 20 Wires & 17 Min Wires (the last three varieties don’t have CCs on offer).

Last weekend also had the Northern Counties Dachshund Association hold their open show & AGM. A new secretary for them too as Michael Paget has retired & Lynne Bell was elected into the role. The open show attracted 95 Dachshunds for Rob Wheeler to judge. The only news that has filtered through is Fran Mitchell’s Smooth Cedavoch Solar Storm At Bronia was awarded Best In Show.

Jean Hallett has been having a rough time health-wise recently resulting in several hospital stays & visits. It’s always lovely catching up with Jean & chatting on the phone last weekend she tells me that she feels much better & hopefully heading in the right direction now health-wise. Jean will be joining everyone at the Midland DC championship show in July where she is delighted to be judging Best In Show.

Understandably, Jean will be missing Crufts this year but indeed hopes to catch up with everyone very soon. If you’re ever in need of some good no nonsense northern dog talk pick up the phone & give her a ring, I’m sure Jean will be delighted to hear from you!

Congratulations to Claire Kennedy on the birth of a beautiful new daughter Thea Iris who is a new baby sister for Cora. Mum, baby & husband Paul are all doing well & are now home with the four legged family. It’s certainly lovely to have some much needed good news & welcome a new member to our Dachshund community!

Wendy Hall tells me that she has had her Min Long Cliffmere Levity x-rayed under the Dachshund Breed Council’s IVDD screening scheme. Taking advantage of the special offer from the BC, Wendy says that the whole experience for dog & owner was stress-free & well organised from the word go with nothing being too much trouble. The Vets & nurses involved were extremely helpful & genuinely  interested in the scheme. Once the x-rays had been taken they were submitted to the IVDD specialist in Finland to be scored & recently Wendy was delighted that Levity’s score was confirmed as ‘Zero Calcifications’ for IVDD which is a perfect result. If anyone has any questions about the journey taken for IVDD screening for dog & owner then take a few minutes to chat with Wendy as she can’t speak highly enough of the scheme & will be more than happy to answer you questions & give you the facts of what’s involved.

With Crufts around the corner there is still just enough time to get your vote in for the Pawscars Awards where our very own Will Harris (Zarcrest Longs) is a finalist for Canine Photographer of The Year. Links for voting are on the Pawscars website & links through all social media formats. I’m sure you will have seen many photographs that Will has taken over the years & indeed although its fabulous that Will is a finalist, it would be great to see him walk away as the winner.

Daniel Roberts
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Katherine Herrington’s Smooth Dachshund Breed Notes 17/2/18

February 17, 2018

The Miniature Dachshund Club held their Championship show at Ryton-On -Dunsmore where the Min Smooths had an excellent day, Cindy Dare (Darsoms std longs) Judged the min smooths, & Ros Rawson (Rosenket) Best In Show, Ros was looking well after having her hip replacement in Oct last year.

Dog CC BOB & later BIS was Mike Paget & Gary Carroll’s Marvale Up With The Lark, this was his crowning CC. At 15 months old, he is Mike & Gary’s first homebred Champion  Sired by Ch Denver Midnight Sun x Ch Bronia Vittoria Of Marvale.
Res dog CC Amy Callows Garthorne T Rex.
Bitch CC Rhian Williams & Chris Moes’ Cwmdarhian Rule The World.
Res CC, BPIB & later BPIS Andrea Callow’s Garthorne Grace Kelly.
BVIB & later BVIS Yvonne Kent’s Ch Barratini Jeeves at Lokmadi.

The 2018 Miniature Dachshund Club magazine was available for members to collect, lots of news. Sad to see many obituaries for all who had passed on in 2017.

Hayley Chapman-Reith; her min smooth Hayvenhund Along Came Polly won BPIB, Puppy Group 2 at Portsmouth & Southsea open show. At the same show, Tina West’s M/S Archidax Bonnville won Res.Best Veteran In show.


Katherine Herrington  Tel 01904 761903
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