The Lancashire & Cheshire Dachshund association staged their championship show at their usual home at Sutton Leisure Centre in St Helens. Neither of our varieties had CCs on offer this year. Sharon Shone judged Longs, awarding BB & BOB to Daniel Roberts’ Ch Swansford Gemmadora with the Hutton family having a good day taking BD with Ch River Rumpus Through Dachalune who went onto Best Veteran In Show under Kevin Hirst. They also collected RBB with Dachalune Annysia. Susie Rodrigues was RBD with Darsoms Zydexta & BP Nicholson’s Labbadax Michigan By Betsymira.
Kevin Hirst judged Min Longs, awarding BB & BOB to Ruth Lockett-Walters & Helen Walters’ Ch Ralines Flirtini. BD & BP was Linda Brown’s Dolyharp Puccuni with Garbosa with Mags Oxley taking RBD with Lokmadi Rio Bravo At Dinkidax. RBB was Fran Mitchell’s Bronia Witchcraft. Geraldine Brace decided the final awards with both our varieties faring well. Best In Show was Kim & Duncan McCalmont’s Wire Ch Silvae Solo with the Long Ch Gemmadora taking Reserve Best In Show. Best Puppy In Show was Zena Thorn-Andrews’ Min Wire Drakesleat Ivor Notion with the Min Long Puccini taking Reserve Best Puppy In Show.
Secretary of the Miniature Dachshund Club, Jo Norris, tells me that the schedules for the club’s championship show is now available to enter online at Fosse Data. Once again, the show will be held at the Sports Connexion in Coventry on Sunday February 10th 2019. Min Longs obviously have CCs on offer, with Phil Rollinson (Nosinllor Wires) judging the variety at this level for the first time. Paper copies can be requested from Jo on 01934 813007 & will be available at the forthcoming club shows. Schedules for 2019 shows are starting to appear thick & fast already with Boston, Manchester (now with CCs for every eligible breed & the last Crufts qualifier), Southern Dachshund Association & even Birmingham National which isn’t until next May being available online.
Entries close online this week for the Dachshund Club championship show & the Ladies Kennel Association all breeds championship show where both our varieties have a very generous non-CC classification.
Members, volunteers (both two & four-legged) of the Southern Dachshund Association have manned the booths at this weekend’s Discover Dogs in London. The photographs on Facebook clearly show that it’s been as busy & as popular as ever. On behalf of all of us, our thanks to all who have made this yet another great success & given their time so freely for the good of our varieties. Along with Crufts, this is a public platform that gives us the chance to hopefully guide potential Dachshund owners in the right direction & if it helps a handful get on the right track it’s certainly a job well done. Thank you.
The weather forecasters are telling us to brace for severe cold & even the early possibility of snow in the coming weeks. After a few glorious autumnal weeks, it certainly looks like winter’s on its way. Busy weekend ahead with Midland Counties all-breeds on Friday followed by the Great Joint Dachshund Association on Saturday, both in the Midlands & both having respectable entries through our the six varieties; how refreshing.