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Miniature Smooth critique – John Bennett – ECDA 13th CH Show November 11, 2018

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Eastern Counties Dachshund. Sunday 4TH November 2018. Werrington Leisure Centre, Peterborough.
My thanks to the Committee of Eastern Counties and to my Steward for giving me a super day with you. Thank you to all exhibitors too, for a pleasing Breed to Judge. I enjoyed my day very much.
Miniature Smooth Dachshunds.
Minor Puppy Dog.
1st – Pearson’s, Crosscop Its Only Just Begun For Jenarta.
A sound mover, showing his pads as he drives away from you. Good head and eye, clean teeth, nice length of neck, good front assembly onto well kept feet. He has a sound topline, both moving and standing, well presented in excellent body and coat condition.
2nd _ Jarram’s, Rothadax Parsley.
A nice size dog and has a good head and dark eye, with a nice reach of neck which carries his head well. Lovely tight feet, and in good condition. Handler needs to be more firm with him and with that he should do well.

Puppy Dog
1st _ Barrett’s, Ayseebee Twinkling Star.
A well constructed young dog, with a promising future, and quality stamped through him. A good shaped head and dark eye, Super shoulder placement and good depth of brisket. Good bone with adequate ribbing, kept his topline at all times. A well balanced dog
2nd – Bullis’s, Amaffrey Betcha By Golly Wow.
Quite a good front assembly, with prominent forechest, good ribbing and strong topline, keeping his outline on the move. Correct shoulder placement onto tight well kept feet.

3rd – Starkey’s, Carpaccio Black Obsidian For Hamoura.

Junior Dog.

1st – Mitchell’s, Bronia Biaggio.
A lovely type and well balanced. Correct head and dark oval eye, good clean teeth, a nice head carriage when moving, making him look quite impressive with a sound topline too. He is a positive mover with plenty of drive. Well presented. He will have a bright future ahead.

2nd – Protheroe’s, Royalmaple Fiddle Sticks.
A well shaped head, dark correct eyes and ear set. Very good deep chest and shoulder placement, Good depth of ribbing. He has a level topline and good hind angulation. I believe He too will have a great future.

3rd – Robertson’s, Ayseebee Look Who’s Talking To Ravenwood.

Post Graduate Dog

1st – Stephen’s, Bedu Stars And Stripes.
A nice overall type, good size, and shape. Moved soundly, keeping his topline at all times. He has no outstanding faults. Moves round the ring with drive and determination, Good correct type coat.

2nd – Burke & Manston’s, Bonavoir Black Jack.
Good head and eye, nice tight dropdown, good shoulder placement and hind angulations. A nice overall type, good size, and shape. Moved soundly, keeping his topline at all times.

3rd – Shutt’s Melriding Captain Cook Of Donnadoon.

Limit Dog
1st – Ergis’s Siouxline Jacob. Reserve Dog C.C.
Another fine example of the breed, He also is sound and well constructed with good movement. Well shaped head with dark eye and good reach of neck. Dropping down onto tight, well kept feet. He has excellent shoulder placement and hind angulation. Correct type coat. He moved round the ring soundly with plenty of drive and determination. Well deserved the R.C.C.
2nd – Startup’s, Curtisey Head Gardener.
A nicely constructed dog. He has no outstanding faults. Moves round the ring with drive and determination, excellent well presented coat, keeping his topline at all times.

3rd – Baker’s. Stargang Whipoorwill.
Open Dog
1st – Scott’s Wolferlow Will Scarlet.
A sound mover, who shows his pads as he drives away from you. Good head and eye, clean teeth, nice length of neck, good front assembly onto well kept feet. A sound topline, both moving and standing. Good length of ribbing.
2nd – Protheroe’s, Ch Royalmaple Anky Panky.
A nice size, and sound, overall dog. With a good head and dark eye, and a nice reach of neck which carries his head well. Lovely tight feet, good coat and moved well. Good angulation and correct ribbing.

Champion Dog.

This was a super class to judge with quality content overall, which all should be proud of.

1st – Paget & Carroll’s. Ch Marvale Up With The Lark. Dog C.C. Best Of Breed.
This dog caught my eye when entering the ring. A really well constructed dog throughout, and in perfect condition. Super bone, sound in movement, and a handsome, pleasant character. Lovely shaped head, dark eye. I thought that there was nothing that I didn’t like about him. A pleasure to judge, with no hesitation, at awarding him the Challenge Certificate.

2nd – Barrett’s. Ch Ayseebee Rumour Has It.
Also a fine example of the breed. A dog with very good bone content, soundly constructed overall, and well presented, moved well and kept his topline at all times.

3rd – Ergis’s. Ch Siouxline Aaron.
Minor Puppy Bitch
1st – Dare’s. Darsoms Zoe. Best Puppy.
A nice young bitch, soundly constructed making movement correct and sound at all times. Pleasing shaped head an eye with good reach of neck. Shoulders and ribbing correct with good hind angulation. Bright future I am sure.
2nd – Fossett’s. Lokmadi Peggy Sue For Brysdax.
A nice young bitch, also full of promise, soundly constructed making movement correct at all times. No obvious faults and pleasing to see.

3rd – Edward’s. Little Glass Slipper.

Puppy Bitch
1st. Yeomans, Pinedax Little Jewel Girl At Klynerbyner.
Quite a promising puppy, nicely constructed. Good shoulder placement enabling her head carriage to look good on the move, which she did soundly, with drive and determination, showing her pads as she drove away.

2nd. Hunt’s Carpaccio Clarice Cliff.
Good head and eye, nice tight dropdown, good shoulder placement and hind angulation.

3rd. Oxley’s. Dinkidax India Spice.

Junior Bitch
1st. Protheroe’s. Royalmaple Evil Edna.
A well constructed young bitch, with a promising future, and quality stamped through her. Good shaped head, dark eye, Super shoulder placement and good depth of brisket. Good bone with adequate ribbing, kept her topline at all times.
2nd. Kent’s. Lokmadi Magic Dragon.
A nice overall type, also has a promising future. She has a good head and dark eye, and is a good size, and shape. Good length of ribbing. Moved soundly, keeping her topline at all times.

3rd. Rudkin’s. Keydax Layla For Dynastydax.

Post Graduate Bitch
1st. Herrington’s. Kathington Just By Chance.
A nicely constructed girl. She has no outstanding faults and is a pleasure to judge. Moves round the ring with drive and determination, keeping her topline at all times. Good shaped head and dark eye.

2nd. Watkinson’s. Loggeta Boom And Bust.
A nice young bitch, soundly constructed, making movement correct and sound at all times. Pleasing shaped head and eye with good reach of neck. Shoulders and ribbing correct with good hind angulation.
3rd. Muggleton’s. Mosiarto Miss Minimum.

Limit Bitch
1st. Prothero’s. Picollo Teckel Never Say Die At Royalmaple. (Imp Rus). Reserve Bitch C.C.
She fought hard for her place, in an excellent class, full of promising bitches. Super overall type, excellently constructed, making movement sound, flowed round the ring with drive. Good, head, dark eye, and reach of neck. Shoulder placement correct. Good hind angulation, pushing out and showing her pads. A well deserved Res C.C.

2nd. Lewis’s. Ardenrun Maid Of The Weald.
A nice overall type, good head and dark eye, good size, and shape with a correct coat. Moved soundly, keeping her topline at all times.

3rd. Hutchins. Stargang Hot Cross Bun For Collidax.

Open Bitch.

1st Melbourne Carroll & Paget’s, Garthorne Olivia Grace Of Melriding.
Another fine example of the breed, She also is sound and well constructed with good movement. Well shaped head with dark eye and good reach of neck. Tight, well kept feet. Correct type. Moved soundly.

2nd. Protheroe’s. Royalmaple Daphne Blake.
A nice bitch in really good condition, soundly constructed making movement correct and sound at all times. Pleasing shaped head an eye with good reach of neck. Shoulders and ribbing correct with good hind angulation.

3rd. Kent’s. Lokmadi Goodnight Irene

Champion Bitch

1st. Ergis’s. Ch Siouxline Rapunzel With Melriding. Bitch C.C.
A really pleasing Bitch to go over, with no exaggerated faults and excellent sound movement. Lovely shaped head with dark eyes. Excellent forechest and good tight well kept feet. Correct length of ribbing. Sound hind angulation. Moved with drive and determination. A well earned Bitch C.C.

2nd. Hunt’s. Ch Carpaccio Midnight Lace.
A very nicely constructed Bitch. With an excellent shaped head, dark eye and a good reach of neck. Correct front assembly. Sound dropdown onto tight well kept feet, good hind angulation.


ECDA 13th Championship Show – Lloyd Cross – Standard Wire Critique November 6, 2018

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Eastern Counties Dachshund Association 13th Championship Show – 4.11.18

Standard Wire Haired Dachshunds – Judge Mr Lloyd Cross (Loggeta)

May I first thank the committee of the EDCA for their kind invitation to judge this variety of our lovely breed at what is my local club. Such a pleasure to be a part of such a friendly and well-respected club that continues to impress all who exhibit with their friendly welcoming committee and superb hospitality. The committee are a credit to our fascinating hobby and especially welcome and offer help and advice to new exhibitors. Well done on another lovely show and many thanks to all the exhibitors for giving me such a lovely entry of quality dogs.

It has been some 14 years since I judged this variety so I was very interested to see how they had moved on from the dogs back in 2004. Having returned to exhibiting myself over the past 2 years following a career induced break of some 20 years my first impressions of the variety having watched from ringside was one of delight at the depth of quality exhibits compared to those that I had judged before. On getting my ‘hands on’ I certainly was not disappointed and found a plethora of quality exhibits, well presented in good hard condition with strong substance and good coats. There were no bad mouths or tail faults and temperaments were exceptional and the exuberance of this variety is fabulous. I like to give general constructive criticism and found a few a little shorter in rib than ideal and a few a little upright in shoulder although in general shoulders and overall front construction had improved dramatically. Lots of lovely heads and great reach of neck in the majority. I think the breeders of this variety have been clever with their use of outcross and have introduced good ground covering free movement in many exhibits. Several other exhibitors in our other coated varieties would do well to talk to the wire breeders and take some advice from what they have achieved and understand better the need to ensure carefully planned outcross happens on a regular basis. Many congratulations to what now must be, in my opinion, one of the strongest varieties of the UK Dachshunds.

Minor Puppy Dog (3,0)
1) Langridges Calicoe Thank God It’s Friday – Most promising puppy of just 7 months very sound all through with no exaggeration. Strong front construction and good conical head with good expression. Well angulated hindquarters used to good advantage on the move.
2) Sweeneys Sunsong Almond Biscotti – 8 month red with a good sound front and nice shoulders. Lovely head and eye. Not quite the level topline on the move as winner and would prefer a slightly better tailset.
3) Lee’s Waggington Jupiter at Daxilee.

Puppy Dog (4,2)
1) Graham’s Brumberhill Armstrong – Well presented and handled 9 month of classic outline. Lovely well constructed front, still filling and developing, good well angulated hindquarters used to good effect with drive. Carried himself well to win BPD & Best Puppy.
2) Calicoe Thank God It’s Friday.

Junior Dog (5,0)
1) Maes-Jones & Bates Derochaise Manhatton – Beautifully balanced B/T of correct size and fabulous overall correct proportions. Lovely head & eye, well angulated shoulders. Lovely oval front, tight feet. Great hind angulation and held a beautiful outline, topline and underline. In the challenge was one I considered for a top award which I am sure he will win many, but on the day did not move with the verve and drive of the two top award winners, could possibly be something to do with being a little careful on the sports hall surface. A lovely dog.
2) McCalmonts Silvae Trader – another well put together 14 month youngster of great quality. Strong head and front, good shoulders super topline and moved with enthusiasm although not as correctly as winner another that unfortunately was a little put off by the floor. Will do very well.
3) Fitches Derochaise Master Design

Post Graduate Dog (3,1)
1) Adams Wyldetarn Shoot From The Hip – Fabulous young dog just out of Junior – same sire as my Junior Dog winner and has a cracking outline, balanced throughout, masculine without being heavy, lovey head, front construction and shoulders, super elegant neck flowing into a lovely level topline with good underline. Super hind quarters of good angulation. Good bone and tight broad feet. Loved his expression have been over him once before and he impressed me then I loved the way he moves with flair and great drive and purpose. Has a ‘look at me’ air about him which will stand him in good stead. Will gain his title with ease I am sure – on the day just preferred the slightly more developed ribbing depth and keel of my BOB but he has a very bright future ahead – Great dog delighted to award him Res CC.
2) Vig’s Q-Rrens-Dax Enzo – Topazo – 3year old of good overall contruction, good head and eye, correct oval front construction into nice outline, well angulated hindquarters. Unlucky to come up against the winner who stood out as exceptional. Much to like about this dog.

Limit Dog (7,0) Strong class of good quality
1) North-Rows Tendrow One More Time Barmaud – Commanding dog of lovely overall style (by my BOB winner). Has elegance, substance and style and one I liked very much. Excellent chest, sternum and ribbing correct shoulder placement flowing into good topline held on the move, used his well angulated hindquarters with purpose. Unlucky not to gain a top award in such a strong line up of quality dogs. Not yet 2 so hopefully will have his day.
2) Gibson’s Alfrey’s London Look – another by my BOB winner and although slightly smaller in type was very sound all through. Lovely head and neck, great hindquarters moved with drive and verve my final decision was made on length just preferred the length of winner.
3) Vine’s Cishelvine Caught Out

Open Dog (6,0) – Quality in depth in this class!
1) Phillips Ch. Wiretrap Here I Am (Imp Can) – What a magnificent hound. Caught my eye as he entered the ring and certainly on closer inspection didn’t disappoint. Super balanced masculine dog of excellent substance without being coarse. From head to tail was nothing but excellent. Correct front construction lovely shoulders and fabulous lay back, deep ribcage and strong sternum and sweep of keel. Nice short loin. Such a super outline and underline – very well balanced nicely angulated chunky hindquarters used to great advantage on the move. Moved true fore and aft. Didn’t put a foot wrong and had an air of real style about him on the move lovely head and elegant neck carried beautifully on the move. Had no hesitation in awarding him Dog CC & BOB – has some lovely progeny in the ring too! Congratulations to this breeder who had many dogs in the cards today owned by many exhibitors – excellent type breeding.
2) Moore & Downes Megline Aramis (Imp Rom) – Very imposing dog of a larger type but of super construction all through, lovely strong masculine head, dark eye, well-constructed front, lovely length of neck, strong bone and good feet, correct topline, underline and nice short loin, used his well angulated hindquarters well and moved soundly fore and aft. Great presence on the move holding a good outline at all times. Another lovely dog that will undoubtedly gain his title.
3) Sorenson’s Jethard Just Jive – Making up a trio of beautiful sound masculine dogs. Love the overall correct construction of this well balance dog who I have had the pleasure of judging before, correct construction all through. On the day not quite the outline on the move of 1 & 2 but another lovely dog in a very strong class.

Champion Dog (2,1)
1) Coverley’s Ch. Aventine Jamaica Inn – Lovely Champion full of quality. Smart in outline and correct hindquarters. Moved true fore and aft with purpose. Lovely level topline. Although standing alone in this class made an impressive addition to the top-quality line up of dogs in the challenge. Just preferred the front construction of my ticket winners on the day.

Minor Puppy Bitch (1,0)
1) Chambers Barembak Midsummer Moon – Very pretty, feminine 8-month puppy of great promise. Shoulder construction is sound, tight elbows, nice feet, well angulated hindquarters, moved OK. Just needs to firm in topline at the moment but has good promise.

Puppy Bitch (1,0)
1) Vine’s Cishelvine Kiss Me Quick – Loved this little feminine puppy great overall shape, balanced and well made all through. Great front and shoulders, lovely hindquarters. One I predict will have a very bright future once she gives her handler less anxiety. Wasn’t an easy handle but the more she moved the better behaved she became. One for the future – will watch her progress with interest. BPB

Junior Bitch (6,1) A lovely class of youngsters
1) Gibson’s Alfrey’s Helena – Very well constructed elegant bitch of a nice size. Loads to like about her, best front of the class, nicely angulated shoulders into lovely topline – good strong hammy hindquarters, moved soundly with purpose. In the challenge didn’t feel she was giving of her best and not showing her full potential one for the top I predict.
2) Seath’s Sunsong Keep A Promise – I thought this lovely bitch would be my winner on first seeing her move and stack but just missed out to the overall quality of construction of the winner. Good size, lovely head & neck into lovely level topline and well made and well used hindquarters. I preferred the feet and elbow placement of winner but has loads to like about
her and no doubt will do very well in the future.
3) Hornby’s Derochaise Miss Dior with Jacmist

Post Graduate Bitch (4,0)
1) Chambers Tendrow Black Pearl with Hototo – Beautifully put together B/T of good size and excellent construction. Looking at her pedigree another by my BOB winner! Lovely head and expression, great reach of neck into well laid-back shoulders flowing into a super level topline. Good ribbing and keel flowing through a nice underline to correctly angulated hindquarters. Moved super soundly and held a lovely outline both stacked and on the move. Free stood beautifully and 4 square – Must do well in the future – delighted to award her the Res CC in a hotly contested bitch challenge.
2) Smiths Salixian Tea For Two – another well constructed feminine bitch, good coat, sound front, good head and eye. Lovely outline having great flowing lines. Moved very well. Up against a really super exhibit but a strong 2nd in quality company.
3) Phillips Cloudside Quintessence At Clipperdown

Limit Bitch (5,0) Strong class of quality
1) McCalmonts Silvae Trademark – Eye catching brindle of balanced proportions and sound overall construction, good feet and straight in front, good oval shaped front with defined sternum and sufficient depth of keel – good ribbing and preferred her length and overall balance to 2nd. Moved well.
2) Phillips Tendrow Dancing On A Dream At Clipperdown – super feminine bitch of good size. Balanced all through with a great head and expressions, strong in front construction, correct shoulders nice topline into well angulated hindquarters. Just preferred the length and verve of my winner on the day but a lovely bitch to go over.
3) Hutchings Tendrow I Am The One from Collidach JW
2nd & 3rd also by my BOB winner!

Open Bitch (4,2)
1) Phillips Tendow Time N’Time Again – Another beautifully balanced bitch from this kennel – outstanding breeding to have so many quality exhibits in the cards. Loved her outline on the table and in profile on the move – correct front and shoulders, lovely feet, great top and underline. Very sound well angulated hindquarters. Moved really well and pushed hard in the challenge for a top award in a first class line up of top quality bitches. Liked her a lot.
2) Seath & Huelmtvedt’s Nor. Ch. Gando Av Larhjelm (Imp Norway) – Nice bitch of a different type, lovely front nice deep keel, well placed and angulated shoulders of correct lengths, hind quarters OK but for me too much rise over the loins.

Champion Bitch (3,1)
1) McCalmonts Ch. Silvae Solo – Stunning bitch of lovely balanced proportions and of a good size. Nice front and great shoulder placement. Lovely head and strong nicely slightly arched neck carried well flowing into a lovely topline and correctly angulated hammy hind quarters. Moved with drive. In the bitch challenge stood out as the cream of the crop. Delighted to award her CC. Just preferred the natural carriage and front movement coming towards me of the dog. BOS
2) Maes-Jones & Bates Ch. Derochaise Black Orchid – Beautiful bitch just over 10 years and still holding a beautiful outline. Correct all through, good strong front, good shoulders and lovely flowing topline. Great solid hindquarters move well fore and aft. Not quite the verve of the winner on the move but hardly surprising at 10 years of age. A credit to her owner /breeders.

Dog CC: Champion Wiretrap Here I Am (Imp Can)
Res. Dog CC: Wyldetarn Shoot From The Hip
Bitch CC: Champion SIlvae Solo
Res. Bitch CC: Tendrow Black Pearl with Hototo
Best Puppy: Bumberhill Armstrong

The ECDA Breed Appreciation Day (BAD), Multiple Choice Exam (MCE) & A2 Assessment Sunday 24th March 2019 October 14, 2018

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The ECDA Breed Appreciation Day (BAD), Multiple Choice Exam (MCE) & A2 Assessment Sunday 24th March 2019

The Eastern Counties Dachshund Association will be holding a Breed Appreciation Day on Sunday 24th March 2019.
The Seminar aims to provide an opportunity to learn about Dachshunds, whatever your current knowledge and experience. The speaker will be Miss Helen Geeson who will talk about the Breed Standard.
For those who wish to take a written exam (MCE) and A2 Assessment there will be an opportunity to do so. The assessments will take place in the afternoon.
All participants can choose to sit the Multiple Choice Exam Paper which forms part of the A2 approval criteria. The Written Paper will be available during the afternoon and there is a Pass Mark of 80%.
The venue is Roade Village Hall, Bailey Brooks Lane, Roade NN7 2LS
Lunches, plus morning and afternoon refreshments, are included in the ticket prices which are:
£15 Breed Talk & Lunch
£20 Breed Talk, Multiple Choice Exam & Lunch
£25 Full Day & Lunch
The Seminar starts at 10:00, with coffee being served from 09:30.
Send a cheque, payable to ECDA. (Confirmation will be e-mailed to you, with full information about the day sent nearer the time).

I wish to book a place for the:
Seminar/Written Paper/A2 Assessment (delete those that do not apply)
cheque/postal order enclosed payable to ECDA

Special dietary requirements Y/N




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Return to: Minna Hagan, 4 The Rookery, Lutton, Spalding, PE12 9LN
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Thank you and kind regards
Minna Hagan

Notice of AGM 3rd June 2018 February 7, 2018

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Notice of Annual General Meeting 2018
Notice is hereby given that the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the Association will be held on Sunday 3rd June 2018 at Milton Community Centre, Milton, Cambridge at the close of the Open Show.
Members wishing to have items added to the Agenda shall send such items, properly proposed and seconded, to the Secretary within 7 days of the publication of this notice.
The provisional Agenda will be as follows.

1 Apologies for absence
2 Minutes of the 2017 AGM
3 Matters arising
4 Chairman’s Report
5 Secretary’s Report
6 Treasurer’s Report
7 Approval of audited accounts
8 2018 Judges List
9 Election of 2018 Officers and Committee (*)
10 Honoraria
11 Any other business (at the discretion of the Chairman)

(*) The following Committee members retire in 2018:
Mrs L Fossett, Mrs R Loake, Mrs V Phillips and Mr T Watkins (Show Manager). They are all prepared to remain in office and do not require nomination.

All nominations for Officers and Committee shall be sent to the Secretary in writing 14 days prior to the AGM, duly proposed and seconded by fully paid-up members of the Association and shall contain the signature of the nominee indicating acceptance of the nomination. Nominees must have been members of the Association for at least two years preceding the AGM.

Minna Hagan

Mary Murphy’s November 2017 Open Show Critique December 22, 2017

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Standard Longhaired

Puppy 2:0

1 Clarkes Tekalhaus Diamond Life. Promising puppy. Nice head and reachy neck to good chest and ribbing. Moved positively. B.P

2 Fossetts Brysdax Coco Mademoiselle. Less mature than 1. Another good head and neck to sound front assembly. Good driving movement.

Junior 2:1

1 Fossetts Brysdax Chanel Number Five. Just needs time to mature. Very good ribbing and level topline which she kept on the move.

Yearling 1:0

1 Fossett and Hagans Baltic Legacy via Amberteckel. Another promising youngster for the breed. Strong head, reachy neck, good front and shoulder placement.

Postgraduate 1:0

1 Marks Labbadax Kiton. Strong masculine head, nice front and chest, firm topline which he held on the move. Res B.O.B

Limit 2:1

1 Dimons Labbadax Inspiration for Dimerlin. Masculine dog, strong head, nice forechest and front. Good lengthy ribbing.

Open 5:1

1 Burke and Manstons Wardax Indian Summer Bonavoir. Lovely dog, Good head, neck and front assembly. Lengthy ribbing, solid topline, good hind angulation leading to excellent movement. B.O.B

2 Marks and Johnsons Africandawns Nighthawk. Masculine but elegant dog. Good front and chest assembly. Moved out well.

3 Woods Rogermardax Jack Spratt.

Standard Wirehaired

Puppy 1:0

1 Gibsons Tendrow As Time Goes By. Very much a baby. Good head and neck, nice length of ribbing, moved out with drive and enthusiasm.

Junior 3:0

1 Phillips Tendrow I Am What I Am. Most mature in class. Pleasing head and eye, good prosternum and front. Kept topline steady on move.

2 Gibsons Allfreys London Look. Another baby but very promising. Solid bone, good ribbing and topline. Moved very well. Went onto Best Puppy in Show. B.P

3 Stockdales Fenwires Limited Edition.

Yearling 0

Post Graduate 1:1

Limit 0

Open 4:0

1 Moore and Maleckas Am Gr Ch/J Ch Pol/Pol Ch Ex Sentia Devil’s Advocate. Eye catching dog. Good bone and proportions, masculine head, well made front to good topline. Sound drive from back. Best movement in class. B.O.B

2 Normans Silvae Klasman. Another nice dog with good head and expression. Lengthy ribbing to good rear end. Positive drive and movement. Res B.O.B.

3 Phillips Tendrow Time ‘N’ Time Again.

Standard Smoothhaired

Puppy 0

Junior 2:0

Two similar bitches who could change places on other days.

1 Lucas’ Viewmore Happy Days. Good outline, nice head, sound chest and prosternum. Won on movement on the day.

2 Halls Bensarka Little White Dove. Good overall proportions, another nice outline and topline. Just a bit unsettled on the move today.

Yearling 1:0

1 Goffin-Thorogoods Matzell Malizani Liked this dog a lot. Good bone, correct head and reach of neck leading to sound front and firm topline. Moved so well with real drive. B.O.B

Post Graduate 2:0

1 Matzell Malizani

2 Lucas’ Cwmdarhian Summer Nights. Lower to ground than winner, Good ribbing and topline,

Limit 5:1

1 Lucas’ Cwmdarhian Red To Tango. Good head and neck, lengthy ribbing, solid topline. Best mover in class. Res B.O.B.

2 Nortons Matzell Myrtle. Similar to 1, with typical head and good neck. Nice outline, just less confident in movement today.

3 Valentines Morailsa Secret Script Tiffwazz

Open 3:1

1 Burke and Manstons Nulli Secunder. Nice bitch with feminine head, sound front, good ribbing to well angulated rear. Won class on her strong driving movement.

2 Starkeys Carpaccio Jasper from Hamoura. Another pleasing head, neck and front, nice chest and prosternum. Just did not drive out so confidently on the day.

A.V. Miniature Open Stakes 15:7

1 Brooks’ Ch Lyndarlea Just Andy. Shaded cream miniature long haired. Lovely head and expression, good shoulder placement, level topline which he kept at all times. Drove out so well.

2 Morris’ Pennywave Uptown Girl. Neat, compact little miniature wire haired. Good chest, front and ribbing, kept topline on move, moved out well from sound rear end.

3 Fossets Lokmadi A Boy Named Sue.

Junior Handling (6-11)

1 Skye Offer. A really good little handler of just 6 years old. Skye showed her dog with both confidence and empathy. She also smiled the entire time, what a good prospect for the future. Well done Skye.

Mary Murphy.

Percy Norton – tribute to a longstanding ECDA member July 11, 2017

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Wendy Hall, Chairman of ECDA writes:

ECDA Open Show 1116 (15)It is with great sadness we heard of the passing of our longest-standing member, at the grand old age of 103. Percy Norton passed away on Saturday 8th of July.


Percy was a great supporter of Eastern Counties Dachshund Association, active right up to the end. Together with his daughter Marilyn (who is a Vice President of ECDA), Percy attended our last show in May.

Always a great character, I loved listening to his stories. He survived a serious injury sustained in the 2nd World War, he enjoyed fishing and of course, his Dachshunds.


RIP Percy; we will miss you. Our condolences to Marilyn and her sister.










ECDA Open Show 28th May 2017 Marion Hunt’s critique June 9, 2017

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Judges report for the Miniature Dachshunds at the Eastern Counties Dachshund Association Open Show held on 28th May 2017.
A lovely run show with a garden party atmosphere in the sunshine and a good steward. I found no bad mouths and all dogs were presented well and all had acceptable heads and black toe nails. Some of the classes were challenging.

MWH P. (3,1) 1. Crow’s Martinks Drives You Dotty, well balanced pup of 9 mths. Nice head with good pigmentation and well set ears. Harsh coat and moving well. 2. Smith’s Creme De La Creme Sandra Buttock (imp) Slightly larger B of 10 mths. Good pigmentation and moving well from well muscled quarters. J (1,0) 1. Flower’s Vostock Zapad Viking for Bingobongo 10 mths bl/t of 10 mths, correct head with well shaped eye set on a good length of neck and well placed shoulders with prominent sternum. Level topline, harsh coat and moving well BP. Y(0) PG (5,1) A close decision. 1. Crow’s Compania Pandora Mature bitch of 3 1/2. Nicely constructed B with pretty head, good coat, well knuckled feet and moving well. 2. Morris’ Pennywave Uptown Girl JW. Nice headed b of 2 ½, good length of neck leading to well held topline and good tailset, coat harsh to touch, not quite the scope in movement of 1. 3. Ward-Blower’s Willowmist Brown Sugar. L. (2,0) 1. Morris’ Stargang Quintina at Pennywave Well balance girl of 5 yrs. Correct head leading to good length of neck and well laid shoulders and length of upper arm. Firm topline and well set on tail. Well knuckled feet, good pigmentaion and excellent harsh jacket. Exhibiting a good sternum and rib cage. Striding out on the move RBOB 2. Ward-Blower’s Whitewebbs Painted Black by Willowmist. Nice head and good shoulder. Well muscled quarters and wiry coat, at 8 yrs old a credit to her owner. O (2,0) 1. Morris’ Pennywave Top Totti JW ShCM . Lovely correct coated b.of 3years. Very well blanced. Everything fitting together with no sharp angles, your eye just flows over this girl from the tip of her nose to tip of her tail, firm topline and well set tail, moved with a free and easy reach and drive . In a nice entry a stand out winner. BOB. I later heard I had given her Group 2 at a show last year and she has gained letters after her name . 2. W. Painted Black at W.

MSH P. (8,1) 1. Wyeth’s Danton Cappuccino Ch/cream dog, nice head and good reach of neck, level topline, well bodied and good feet. Moving well. Well formed sternum and good ribbing. BP 2. Salisbury’s Brocklewood Black Orchid Bl/t lovely head, good reach of neck, level strong topline and well muscled quarters, liked her a lot, went close but carrying her tail a little high on the day. 3. Hicks’ Phoenie’s Lacrimosa Requiem. J. (6,1) 1. Salisbury’s B. Black Orchid. As previously stated liked this b and in this class got her tail carriage under more control to take this class. 2. Bullis’ Goodtry Ruby Tuesday at Amaffrey, well proportions shaded red, lovely neck and front assembly, well bodied up and good well muscled quarters. 3. West’s Archidax Betty Boop. Y. (3,0) 1. Barrett’s Star’s Tori Great Joy (Imp Ukr) 16 mth brindle d in good condition with nice head leading to good length of neck and shoulder and upper arm. Well muscled quarters which he used well on the move. Firm level topline. All standing on well knuckled feet. 2. Muggleton’s Mosiarto Miss Match Bl/t b, Good underline on this girl, Angulation in front and back assembles not quite matching therefore movement not quite as good as the winner. Pretty head with correct shaped eye. 3. Yeoman’s Klynerbyner Trademark. PG (6,0)1. Muggleton’s Mosiarto Mister Valentino, Shaded red d. Very well balanced and good moving young man. Nice head with good pigmentation, well ribbed. Correct ration height to length. 2. Hemming’s Clipperdown Gipsy Woman Bl/t Good head and length of neck, was feeling the heat a bit and not putting her best foot forward. 3. Watkinson’s Manakoora Glow. L (7,2) 1. Dimon’s Indyvis Enchanted Onyx presented a well balanced outlook. Correct head leading strong neck and good shoulder. Well ribbed. Level firm topline, well muscled quarters. Moving true from all angles. 2. Muggleton’s Mosiarto Miss Minimum. Similar remarks to 1, a bit longer in body and losing topline a bit on the move. Correctly proportioned head and excellent keel. 3. Watkinson’s Manakoora Kharna. O. (9,1) Muggleton’s Mosiarto Miss Calculate, another nice one from this kennel. Shaded red b. Excellant construction and moving very true. Nice head and reachy neck, very good shoulder and upper arm and correct sternum and ribbing. Level topline and short hocks giving her the necessary drive. BOB. 2. Barrett’s Ch Ayseebee Rumour has It. Very close up to winner. Similar remarks apply. Nice head and good eye, going well but hind action not quite as good as winner going away. . RBOB 3. 3. Manakoora Arookanam

MLH P. (3,0) 1. McCarthy’s Nagshall Just Lucamac. Caught my eye as soon as he entered the ring and found nothing untoward to change that view. Cream d in full coat despite his young age. Expressive expression with a good eye, reachy neck flowing into good shoulder and level topline. moving well from all angles. carried his tail correctly. well bodied up and well muscled. held his topline well, good body proportions. Showed a forechest with dimples and good ribbing. Could find nothing to beat him BP, BOB & RBPIS. Be interesting to see how he goes on. 2. Mccarthy’s Nagshall Santa Amelia shaded cream b. from the same stable as the winner with several of his attributes but less mature . pretty head with dark pigmentation, good bone and feet. 3. Brook’s Lyndaria Speckled Hen. J. (3,0)1. McCarthy’s Nagshall Just Be Lucky Litter sister to the puppy winner Lovely well balanced cream with correct height to length, slightly different head shape to her sibling. Promising. 2. Mortlock’s Metadale Anastasia at Hertsmerry Shaded red with nice head, good length of neck leading to good shoulder and level topline. Well knuckled feet. Good muscling. I would think the heat was getting to her as she wasnt putting much into her movement. 3. McCarthy’s Nagshall Danny Mac. Y. (5,0) 1. Brook’s Lyndarlea Vienna Red b. Lovely outline, good head, neck and shoulder. Well muscled quarters, moving well and gleaming with condition. Prefferred the head. 2. Wyeth’s Inkums Miss Vivian 2 ½ b. Good bone, well bodied, again a little sluggish on the move. 3. McCarthy’s Nagshall Port Alice JW . PG (4,0) 1. Pitfield’s Luna Caprese D’Oreo D’Argento of Follyfield imp. Dapple. This dog has to gone over to appreciate his virtues as he has masses of hair on his front end making him look front end heavy, but it is just that – coat. Under the coat there is a nice Dachshund of well balanced proportions trying to get out!! Nice head and firm body, good depth of chest with good ribbing. Moving well and standing on good feet. 2. Green’s Neetanauf Lucia Rijker Bl/t, nice head of good shape well muscled quarters and moving well. 3. McCarthy’s Nagshall Port Au Prince JW . L. (2,0) 1. Pitfield’s Follyfield Farley’s Fella Bl/t d. Again the coat deceives a bit, but good to go over, Masculine head without being overdone. Correct dimpled sternum, Well bodied with firm level topline and carried himself well on good feet. RBOB. 2. Brooks Lyndarlea Just Andy. Cream, a bit lower to the ground than the winner. Good well groomed coat, nice head and well help topline. O. (3,0) 1. Pitfield’s Follyfield Filamena 4 yr b. Good shoulder and firm level topline. Good bone and feet. Well muscled up and good stifles. Moving well from all angles. 2. Brook’s Obdax Lynn’s Badger JW 3 yr old dapple. Lovely head, well ribbed up and firm body. Fit and well muscled. 3. Green’s Neertanauf Jack Jones. AV Dachshund Open Stakes 1. Wand’s Wanderhund Scarlet Witch. Smooth 2. Sutton & Pankhurst’s L/H 3. Fossett’s Baltic Legacy via Amberteckel L/H.
Marion Hunt (Judge)

Gina Hardy July 3, 2016

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Gina_HardyThe Officers and Committee of ECDA are sad to report the death of Gina Hardy, yesterday, after her battle with cancer. Gina was a much-loved member of the ECDA community and had been Secretary for several years.

Norfolk born and bred, Gina was well-known as a talented artist and sculptor and there are probably very few Dachshund exhibitors who don’t have one of her models or paintings. Her Mini Wire Dachshunds were often an inspiration for her sculptures.

Our sympathies and condolences go to Peter, her partner, and all her family. Her good humour and immense talent as an artist and sculptor will be sadly missed by all of us at ECDA. Her works of art will be a lasting legacy and a fantastic reminder of her for all her friends.












ECDA Committee Vacancies 2016 January 31, 2016

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ECDA will be seeking nominations for a Treasurer and one Committee member, to be elected at our AGM on 5th June. Full details on how to propose and second nominations will be given in our Notice of AGM.

In the meantime, if you are interested in any of these roles, please contact the Secretary Minna Hagan who will be happy to give you more information. The Officers and Committee would be pleased to hear from anyone who has been a member of the Association for at least 2 years who would be willing to help as a co-opted member prior to the AGM.

Jean Matthews; President of Eastern Counties Dachshund Association January 8, 2015

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We were saddened to hear that Jean Matthews, ECDA President, had passed away on Tuesday this week.

The Officers and Committee offer their condolences to her family.  She will be greatly missed by all of us and, no doubt, all our members and friends.  Jean’s funeral service will be held at March Crematorium (Knights End Road, March, Cambridgeshire PE15 0YJ) on Monday 19th January at 3.30pm.  Instead of flowers, Jean would have wanted a donation to go to Dogs Trust.

The pictures below were taken at Jean’s 90th Birthday celebrations in December 2012.  Jean was Chairman of the Association for many years, then a Vice-President, and latterly our President.

Jean at 90 Jean at 90

Jean 90

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