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Best in Show Critique – ECDA Open Show 7th November 2021 – Judge Mrs Judy Squires November 27, 2021

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Eastern Counties Dachshund Association Open Show  7th November 2021
I would like to thank the ECDA committee for giving me the opportunity to judge the Veteran class and Best in Show and Best Puppy in Show at their Open Show.  I felt there was a great atmosphere at the show due to the hard working happy committee, lovely food,  good raffle and everyone entering into the old spirit of showing without being held back with too many Covid restrictions.  It was also good to hear a lot of the dogs and their owners receive applause.  Long may it last. 

AV VETERAN 8 (1)All veterans were shown in terrific condition and all had clean teeth – cleaner teeth than you often see in the breed classes.  They were all a credit to their owners so I was spoilt for choice and especially difficult as there was quite a span in their ages.  So sorry they didn’t receive their usual reward of a sausage but unfortunately the committee member supplying them was taken ill on the morning of the show.  No, she hadn’t eaten the sausages! It was a close final decision between the very sprightly eleven and a half year old min smooth, the good coated St. Wire and the elegant St. Long.  Their overall movement was the deciding factor.1  Eldred’s Bramalodge Amiety at Derdledash  Although only just coming up to 8 years old and one of the youngest veterans this St. Wire couldn’t be denied her placing today.  An honest bitch of good breed type and looked as if she could still do a day’s work.  Noticed she was bred from European parentage so although feminine she had the workmanlike appearance that they like over there.  Pleasing feminine head and eye, good length and strength of neck flowing into well placed shoulders and harsh coated and well muscled body of correct proportions.  Ideally I would have liked to have had a little more length to upper arm  but she had a  firm topline in stance and on the move.  She moved out soundly and strongly with her owner.  Well deserved her placing today.2  Paskins’ Ch. Abydachs Summer Dream at Kindeace ShCM   Another well presented and elegant  St. Long  still showing at 11 years why she is a worthy champion.  Attractive feminine head and eye, good reach of neck flowing into a well covered body with a well presented coat.  Good angulation fore and aft.  Another with a good topline in stance but  she  looked as if she was enjoying her day in the show ring so much she consequently moved over enthusiastically losing her topline and her true movement.3 Cross’ Stargang Sansa – Miniature Smooth

BEST IN SHOW Wood’s Ch. Wildstar WriveraAnother close decision between BIS and RBIS. Two lovely exhibits. I was told later that both dogs had recently achieved champion status.  Congratulations.For BIS I chose the elegant Miniature Long who was so well handled and presented and great to go over.  Everything is correct under that well groomed coat.  Lovely feminine head and eye, good length of neck,  correctly placed shoulders and well covered body of the right proportions and size. Well angulated both ends which enabled her to move out strongly with her handler still keeping a firm topline.  One to be proud of breeding from well known champion parents.  Clever breederRESERVE BEST IN SHOW Cross’ Trouble in TexasAnother quality exhibit who was presented and shown so well.  Very close decision but just preferred the head of the mini as I felt the Standard was a little broad over the skull for me. Elegant, good coated Standard Long dog with masculine head, good reach of neck  flowing into correct shoulders. Well muscled, sound body with good spring of rib and good angulation fore and aft.  Covered the ground well, retaining a firm topline. Another exhibit which was so well handled and presented.  Newcomers to the breed should, in my opinion, take note from these experienced breeders and handlers on how to present and handle dogs in the ring..

BEST PUPPY IN SHOW Dance’s Emem Letty Bee SunshineAll the puppies today, miniature and standard, were very immature and some of course need lots more time to develop and also time to practice their showing skills to show off their attributes.  I’m sure this is due to not being able to socialise properly due to Covid.I chose the cheeky 7 month old Miniature Wire for top spot today because she has everything there ready to blossom and hopefully take after her mother Ch Emem Constance Sunshine.  Nothing fazed her even when one of the puppies became overzealous towards her.  Her handler managed the situation well.  Compact, good coated and well covered young lady with feminine head and eye, correct shoulders  and good general body outline.  Moved out well with her handler and was full of exuberance.  One to watch for the future.  Well deserved her award.RESERVE BEST PUPPY IN SHOW  Protheroe’s  Ginco Mikey Boots by RoyalmapleThis 10 month Miniature Smooth was a completely different type to the best puppy but couldn’t be denied his placing today.  Strong masculine head and good length of neck flowing down to correct shoulders.  Good forechest and longer cast body than the best puppy but a beautiful black coat with strong tan markings.  A raw youngster, still proud of his tail when moving and his handler having to restrain him on the move due to his happy disposition which he mustn’t lose.  Plenty of time to calm down and to grow into himself.  Better to be like that than crawl round the ring with his

Standard Long Critique – ECDA CH Show 6th June 2021 – Judge Mr Kevin Hirst July 21, 2021

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The Eastern Counties Dachshund Association,

Championship Show 06/06/2021

I would like to thank the committee for asking me to judge with CC’s for the 1st time, also all the exhibitors for entering under me and giving me such a lovely entry.

Minor Puppy Dog, 0 – 0abs

Puppy Dog, 2 – 0abs

1st Roberts, Swansford Gregorydor. Nearly 10mth red dog at his 1st show and showing lots of personality, lovely head with dark eyes, well placed ears, good length of neck in good shoulders, correct front of good depth and elbows tucked neatly in, well sprung ribs of good length short loin, into strong quarters, on the move he was true both coming and going also in profile holding a level topline at all times, one to watch for the future and I was please to give him Best Puppy.

2nd Clarke, Teckalhaus The Excelsior, 11mth Pleasing head with a good reach of neck, nice shoulders, good front, nice shaped ribs, Well angulated quarters, not as settled on the move as 1st, but still a nice puppy.

Junior Dog, 3 – 0abs

1st Hayes, Swansford Clusterdor Mit Dailhouse, 14mths, S/Red, masculine head, good reach of neck, nice shoulders and good front, well sprung ribs carried well back, good rear quarters, moved well in all directions.

2nd Linacre, Swansford Carazondor, Litter brother to the winner and carries the same comments, just preferred the movement on the winner on the day but sure they will change place at times

3rd Vincent, Dolan Save The Last Dance For Gainscroft.

Post Grad Dog, 4 – 1abs

1st Paskins, Kindeace Texas Ranger. masculine head, into good shoulders well sprung ribs of a good length, and nice dog, moved around the ring nicely and was true from all angles

2nd Wedge, Dolan Dock Of The Bay, Nice head good reach of neck, good ribs and nice front, moved around the ring freely keeping a level topline.

3nd Dimon, Labbadax Inspiration For Dimerlin,

Limit Dog, 4 – 0abs

1st Marks, Labbadax Kiton, lovely head with dark eyes, nice front with good depth nice shaped long ribs, strong quarters which he used on the moved, he true both ways with a level topline

2nd Cross, Loggeta Trouble in Texas, another nice male, nice head well set ears nice neck, good ribs which were nice and long, moved around the ring nicely

3rd Marks, Labbadax Latimer Kansas,

Open Dog, 5 – 0abs

1st Dare Ch Darsom Zocratees, Beautiful, red,lovely dark eyes that set off a very nice handsome head well set ears, into a good length of neck into well placed shoulders, good front with well sprung ribs carried well back and with good depth, nice topline and underline, on the move he was true both ways moving freely and with drive covering the ground with ease, I was pleased to award him the CC & BOB

2nd Garlick, Ranglewood Arashi, 7yrs old masculine head lovely dark eyes, excellent reach of neck in very good shoulders, lovely spring of ribs with good depth, very nice shaped and well filled front, nice feet with strong bone, moved around the ring with ease and true keeping his topline, was pleased to award him the Res CC

3rd Geeson, Abydachs Seize The Night,

Champion Dog, 1 – 0abs

1st Roberts, Ch Swansford Gabrieldor, lovely head into a good reach of neck lovely shoulders, nice shaped front, good ribs which were well sprung and carried well back, on the move he had a lovely action and held his topline at all times, moved true both ways.

Minor Puppy Bitch, 1 – 0abs

1st Fossett, Brysdax Skyfall, 7mth nice shaped feminine head in to a good reach of neck well placed shoulder nicely sprung ribs with a good depth and carried well back, on the move she covered the ground nicely moving true both ways.

Puppy Bitch, 6 – 1abs

1st McNaughton, Cedavoch Becharmed, B&T 11mth feminine head with dark nice shaped eyes, nice neck carried into correct shoulders, good front with well sprung ribs carried well back keeping a level topline at all times, short loin and strong well angulated quarters which she used with ease on the move, I was pleased to award her BPB, she pushed hard for Best Puppy

2nd Negus, Tarramist Vesper Lynd, S/Red 11mth, very nice shape with a feminine head, and the right reach of neck good front and ribs a well angulated rear, moved true both ways carrying a level topline around the ring

3rd Cross, Loggeta Wynn By My Les

Junior Bitch, 0 – 0Abs

Post Grad Bitch, 8 – 0abs

1st Roberts, Swansford Coronadora, B&T, good sized girl with a nice head into a good reach of neck, good front well sprung ribs of a very good length, nice quarters moved around the ring with drive.

2nd Fossett, Brysdax Mama Mia, B&T, another nice bitch just preferred the movement in my 1st place dog, she had a nice head good ribs nice front and held a level topline around the ring moved true both ways.

3rd Burke, Bonavoir The Future, B&T

Limit Bitch 7 -1abs

1st Geeson, Abydach Fire In Her Soul, 22mth Loved this girl when she 1st went round the ring and was pleased when I went over her, very nice head with dark well shaped eyes, nice reach of neck excellent shoulders nicely sprung ribs of a very good length well muscled quarters, nice bone with tight feet, moved very nicely with very little effort, was pleased to award the Bitch CC at her 1st show

2nd Garlick, Ranglewood Trick Or Treat, Pretty correct shaped head, nice reach of neck good ribs nice front, moved nicely around the ring showed very well.

3rd Mitchell, Bronia Custom Velvet

Open Bitch, 5 – 2abs

1st, Dare, Darsom Zymystique, , Beautiful feminine head, strong neck into lovely shoulders, lovely well filled in front with nice bone, long well sprung ribs, short loin, excellent well muscled quarter which she used on the move, when moving she was true from every angle a very nice bitch Res CC.

2nd Burke, Ch Bonavoir Ermintrude, , a very pretty bitch, nice head, good reach of neck into correct shoulders, nice front well sprung ribs, good rear quarters which she used on the move,

3rd Borusk & Fossett, Baltic Legacy Via Amberteckel,

Champion Bitch, 2 – 1Abs

1st Geeson, Ch/Bel/Lux/Int Ch Abydachs Giving Off Sparks, Feminine head, beautiful neck into well placed shoulders, lovely well filled in front with good width and nice bone, long well sprung deep ribs, short loin, very well muscled quarters which she used on the move, when moving she was very true from every angle a lovely bitch.

Joan Littmoden Special Memorial Veteran Stakes 11 -0abs

What a honour to be ask to judge what was Best Veteran In Show

1st Norton, Ch Matzell Minella, Std Smooth, lovely head with dark eyes, well placed ears, good length of neck in good shoulders, correct front of good depth and elbows tucked neatly in, well sprung ribs of good length short loin, into strong quarters, on the move she was true both coming and going also in profile holding a level topline at all times

2nd Dare, Darsom Zindzi, Std Long, head with dark eyes, good length of neck into nice shoulders, lovely front and elbows tucked nicely in, well sprung ribs of good a length, into nice quarters, on the move she was true, carrying a level topline at all times.

3rd Fossett, Lokmadi A Boy Named Sue, JW ShCM, MSHlovely

Kevin P Hirst Kejana

Mini Smooth Critique – ECDA CH Show 6th June 2021 – Judge Miss Lauren Armstrong June 27, 2021

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Minor Puppy Dog (3)
1st:  MASON Teckeltown Master Piece

Red male with excellent pigment, lovely balanced shape, neck flowing nicely into correct front construction correct size and not exaggerated in anyway, strong topline when stood moves out well. Res BPIB

2nd: MAGRI Bronia Cellini Rozamie
Another nice youngster of super shape, very similar in type to winner just not as animated on the move as winner.

Puppy Dog (1)
1st: COXON D’Arisca Drives a Daimler

Blk/Tan Male, Beautiful dark eyes of correct shape, loved his head with the right amount of stop sloping gradually into nice length of muzzle with a strong jaw. Correct front construction and good ribs.

Junior Dog (2)
1st: PAGET & CARROLL Marvale Goldfinch

Impressive red male with super pigment, masculine head with strong under jaw, nice tight feet particularly liked this boys bone from hock to foot. Strong topline that he held on the move.

Post Graduate Dog (11)
1st: PAGET & CARROLL Riowood Black Jack

Super head on this boy, balanced outline held his topline on the move, smooth ribs of good length, nicely angulated strong hindquarters. Moved soundly.

2nd: GLEAVE Stargang Lord Dashington

Liked the skull shape on this boy, just lacked a little in underjaw for me compared to the winner, nice length of neck leading into a strong topline, balanced in outline both stacked and on the move.

3rd:  PROTHROE Swankydax Mr Blue Sky by Royalmaple

Limit Dog (12)
1st: ERGIS Moragden Matthew by Siouxline

This Male appealed to me with his super outline free from any exaggeration and correct ground clearance, strong topline that he held on the move strong powerful hindquarters standing on tight well knuckled feet , moved out well. Res CC

2nd: MASON Teckeltown Something Magic JW

Lovely head and eye on this male moves with drive just a little heavy today which made him stuffy in neck  which spoilt his outline.

3rd:  ANDISON & PEEL Clentry Hear Me Roar

Red male , lovely to go over on the table, with nice head and eye, could be stronger in topline on the move which cost him today

Open Dog (6)  
1st:  KENT Lokmadi Sand Dollar

A Fawn male with the darkest of eyes and black pigment that’s so important on this colour. Nice head and strong jaw. Just loved the powerful muscular body on this dog, for me he is the correct size combining substance and bone without exaggeration. His dark eyes just gives a melting expression, nice length of neck leading into correct well laid back shoulders and length of upper arm. Prominent sternum, a robust smooth ribcage that is carried well back, leading to a short strong loin. Correct hind angulation standing on tight knuckled feet. His movement is parallel with super forward reach and powerful drive from the rear. DCC

2nd:  PAGET & CARROLL Marvale Master of Disguise

A black and Tan male who is a little thicker set than the winner, lovely head with correct eye. Balanced outline nice length of neck leading to well laid back shoulder and prominent sternum. Strong topline, moves with good forward reach just preferred the rear drive of my winner.

3rd:  CUMBERLAND Mumysami Clicalicious for Yorami JW

Red male with good pigment, nice in outline moved and showed well not the ribs or upper arm of winners.

Champion Dog (3)  
1st:  COXON Ch Distinctly So D’Arisca

Red dog of correct size loved his head and dark eyes of correct shape, lovely neck leading into correct shoulders and good forchest, nice ribs, stands on tight feet. Moved out well.

2nd: MITCHELL Ch Bronia Biaggio

Blk and tan another nice male for size very sound front construction, good ribs, nice tight feet moves out well just preferred the head of my winner.

Minor Puppy Bitch (8)  
1st: MITCHELL Bronia’s Abriana

Lovely head and eye super pigment, correct shoulders balanced outline moves soundly with plenty of reach.

2nd: PORTER-MANNING & PORTER Wallaroo Firekracka

Very sound mover, nice head and eye but for me she is just a little to fine which cost her the class.

3rd:  MELBOURNE,PAGET & CARROLL Melriding Chanson Roland

Loved this bitch for shape and size , super head and eye just would not settle on the move today.

Puppy Bitch (8)  

1st: MITCHELL Bronia’s Antonella

Beautiful exciting youngster, very pretty dark eyes loved her head and strong muzzle, good length of neck leading to super shoulders and good length of upper arm, prominent sternum, strong topline nice ribcage, moves true with good reach and drive. BP was delighted to later watch he win BPIS

2nd: COXON D’Arisca Desires a Porche

Another quality youngster with very similar attributes to winner. Beautiful head and eye on this girl another super mover with lovely front construction, just preferred the bone of winner.

3rd: BULLIS Amaffrey Bridget Jones

Junior Bitch (14)
1st: MASON Teckletown Lady in Red

Nice shaped head and dark eyes of correct shape, nice length of neck, sound front construction, good feet. Won this class on her positive movement.

2nd: BULLIS Amaffrey Truly Scumptious

Loved this bitch for size and balance, she is very pretty in head just not as animated in movement as the winner.

3rd: GITTINS Markidachs Saffrons Gift at Boomerloo

Post Graduate Bitch (17)
1st: KENT Lokmadi Jingle Belle

Lovely shape and size of this bitch, super pigment, correct shoulder placement and length of upper arm, good sternum, robust ribcage well angulated hindquarters moves soundly.

2nd: PRICE Samlane Happy as a Lark

Very feminine bitch, dark almond shaped eyes, correct shape of skull and strong jaw. Very sound bitch that just needs to improve her confidence.

3rd:  BEER Stargang Candy Stripes at Lowrider

Brindle bitch who has a dark eye correct shape of skull but I would prefer a stronger jaw, nice outline good shoulders strong topline, moves well in front preferred the hind movement of first two

Limit Bitch (15)

1st: PROTHEROE Royalmaple Higledy Pigledy

Nice head and dark eye, a real showgirl moves with attitude, good for size, movement a little short & choppy in front due to short upper arm, outline spoilt a little by high tail set. Drives well from rear.

2nd: BULLINGHAM Bowetts Carminia at Stoweytop

Very pretty bitch with a lovely outline unfortunately not giving her best today due to what looked like a false pregnancy

3rd: SHUTT Donnadoon Carolina Moon

Open Bitch (8)
1st:  COXON Sundsdal’s Black Cadillac to D’Arisca

Classic outline on this girl just loved her on the table, very feminine super head and strong jaw. Melting expression, black almond shaped eyes, lovely long muscular neck flowing into shoulders, upper arm and shoulder blades of equal length, breast bone prominent not over done in keel, super ribcage. Standing on tight well knuckled feet moves so soundly with reach and drive Res BCC

2nd: CALLOW Garthorne Grace Kelly

Brindle bitch with nice length of neck well set back shoulders breast bone prominent, strong level topline that she held on the move, correct feet. Moves soundly just preferred head and eye of winner.

3rd:  KENT Lokmadi Magic Dragon

Red bitch who is a great mover today was just carrying a bit of weight which spoilt her outline.

Champion Bitch (2)
1st:  ERGIS Ch Siouxline Rapunzel with Melriding

What a Super girl! everything in the right place without any exaggeration. Skull of correct shape strong powerful jaw, dark almond shaped eyes, neck powerful and flowing gracefully into well laid back shoulders, upper arm of good length, prominent breast bone good depth of keel without being overdone allowing adequate ground clearance, strong level topline, ribcage is long and carried well back and free of any flanging, loin is short and strong. Hindquarters are broad and strong with nice angulation, tight well knuckled feet. Her movement is efficient, faultless and looks effortless. BCC & BOB later I was delighted to watch her win BIS

2nd: PROTHEROE Ch Picollo Teckel Never Say Never at Royalmaple (Imp Rus) JW

Another Flashy mover from this kennel, pretty head and dark eye, level topline, stands and moves very wide at the rear

Judge Lauren Armstrong ( Lauralee )

Standard Wire Critique – ECDA CH Show 6th June 2021 – Judge Mrs Christine Russell June 17, 2021

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Thank you to the Committee for inviting me to judge Standard Wire Haired Dachshund my first appointment in this breed. I thoroughly enjoyed my day and it was a privilege to assess such a strong breed making my decisions difficult at times. The quality throughout was very high and sometimes exceptional. Every exhibit was put together correctly, though with some variety in type. Movement in general was a bit erratic as it always is on rough ground and the puppies in general were all still growing so a little high on the back end. I was very happy with my winners and glad to see one of the oldest kennels had entered a few exhibits all almost clones of each other and my template for both standard and miniature dachshunds.

MINOR PUPPY DOG: 1st Wharton EARNEST HEMINGWAY V H RUWIELSE LAND TO GREYHAYNE (IMP NLD) Nice head, correct eye and good teeth, movement ok. 2nd Ord & Ainsley CLOUDSIDE SEBASTIAN OF MARNADEE Great coat, lovely head and eye, I could not assess him on the move as he was miss behaving as puppies do. The puppies found the ground challenging.

PUPPY DOG: 1st Lerego   TECKELGARTH PIKE MILLIGAN: I loved this puppy, he was balanced had a lovely head and eye. Good reach of neck clean shoulders a level topline, correct tail set and a great coat. Presented in immaculate condition. He showed himself to the full on the move. Reserve Challenge Certificate 2nd CLOUDSIDE SEBASTIAN OF MARNADEE.

JUNIOR DOG:1st McCalmont SILVAE TIMEKEEPER  substantial pup with everything in the right place. Correct ribbing, good tight, well padded, feet, a super coat and he moved out well. 2nd Hutchings & Price COLLIDACH PERCY CUTE AT SAMLANE A chunky puppy. He has the promise of a good coat which was a bit woolly at the moment. He has a good head with a dark eye good shoulders and plenty of ribbing. He moved well.

POST GRADUATE DOG: 1st Graham STANGATE SHOT IN THE DARK JW: Very smart youngster in a good jacket. He is well balanced with a prominent keel and plenty of ribbing. He has a good head with correct dark eye and big strong teeth. His feet are tight and well padded and he moved well.2nd Betts RANIERO BORN TO STAND OUT A two year old boy with a super head and dark eye and good teeth. He is balanced with a good coat and good feet. He moved out well.

LIMIT DOG:1ST  Phillips ROYAL PEPPERS VICE VERSA (INP FIN) A three year old compact dog with everything in the right place. He has a great head with dark eye good length of neck into well placed shoulders and a level toppling. Good keel and ribbing and a good coat. He moved out well. 2nd McPherson & Paterson BRUMBERHILL MR WILKS JW A balanced dog with a good coat. He has a correct oval chest with good keel and ribbing. He moved out well on correct tight well padded feet.

OPEN DOG: 1STGibson ALLFREYS HERE’S LOOKIN AT YOU This dog has a good head and eye and a correct oval chest. His feet are tight and padded and he has a correct coat. His body on the other hand was bit too long and his topline wasn’t level. 2nd  Binks  TANNAHILL OSLO This dog has a good oval chest and a good coat. He is high on the hock which in turn causes him to rise over the loin. I would also prefer a more refined head and a darker eye.

CHAMPIONS CLASS: 1st McCalmont CH SILVAE TRADER Lovely dog. Great keel which travels well under. A correct oval front with good tight feet. Typical head from this kennel with a good dark eye and correct bite. He has a good coat and he moved out well. Dog Challenge Certificate 2nd Adams CH WILDTARN SHOOT FROM THE HIP JW Another lovely dog that I have admired from the ringside. He has a good head and eye. Everything in the right place. His coat was a bit softer than one and his chest a bit deeper. My notes say I would like a bit more ground clearance. Perhaps they would have changed places if the show had been indoors.

MINOR PUPPY BITCH: 1ST Mathews SONHAM SAUCY SAFFRON Nice puppy with everything in the right place. She has a good head and eye, good teeth good length of neck. Correct shoulders and the promise of a good topline. Her coat was the correct texture. She moved well but like all the puppies was a little bum high. 2nd Pughe & Fraser BYSTOCK TINA TURNER Just a baby at 7 months. A dark coloured bitch with a correct dark eye. A good head and strong teeth. Her coat is a bit softer than one. She moved out well.

PUPPY BITCH: 1ST Lerego TECKELGARTH TUNA TURNER Sister to puppy dog. Again I loved this bitch puppy and well named as she is the colour of tuna. She is perfectly balanced with a good keel and plenty of ribbing. Lovely head and eye and a good length of neck flowing into correct shoulders and a level topline. Correct angles front and back and she moved well. Her coat is coming in well. 2nd Howe KISSDACHS DIVA AT BRAMALODGE A dark bitch with a good coat. Good head and dark eye. Proper oval chest good legs and good tight feet. Good keel and plenty of ribbing a bit unsure on the move.

JUNIOR BITCH: 1st  Hutchings COLLIDACH BROOK LING A lovely red bitch perfectly balanced. Super head with dark eyes. Good length of neck into well laid shoulders and a level topline. Correct angles front and back. Her coat is coming in good and hard, difficult to achieve in a red wire. She moved well and I was happy to award her the Reserve Challenge Certificate 2nd Hunt BOLORIA’S TETELY’S TEA CAKE AT DRAKKINA A dark bitch a little on the chunky side for me. She has a good head and eye good length of neck and well placed shoulders. She has a good tight coat and a level topline. I felt her feet could be tighter perhaps some road work would tighten everything up.

POST GRADUATE BITCH:1st  McPherson & Paterson  BRUMBERHILL BISCOTTI(AI) What a lovely bitch this is. She has everything in the right place topped with a great coat. She has a prominent keel which goes well under her to enable a good rib cage. A lovely head with good eye shape and colour. A good length of neck well laid shoulders and a level topline. Good tight wirey feet not seen in many.  She moved out well. Definitely considered for a top spot on the day. 2nd Davies ATAHIRA DOLCIAMI a good sized red bitch with a hard coat. She has a lovely head and eye. Correct neck length well laid shoulders and a level topline. She has plenty ribbing and a correct keel. She moved out well.

LIMIT BITCH: My notes say two fabulous bitches and I am sure they will change places from time to time. I was nit picking at decision time and unfortunately for her my 2nd place had a droopy undercarriage. 1st McCalmont Silvae Fan Dancer Lovely bitch with a beautiful head and expression. A good length of neck into correctly laid shoulders and a perfect topline. She has a good oval chest with a prominent keel which goes well under her and well back. She moved out well. 2nd Moore & Downes MEGLINE BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (IMP ROM) Another cracking bitch with the same attributes as one. She has the most beautiful head and eye and I loved everything about her.

OPEN BITCH: McCalmont Silvae Sky Dancer Litter sister to my Limit winner. There is very little to separate these two bitches. In the challenge this one just appeared more finished and behaved better. What I loved about this bitch was her front and undercarriage. In many of the wires the sternum stops just behind the elbow. In this bitch her sternum was most of the length of her rib cage. She is the correct weight with nothing overdone. Everything just flowed. My blueprint for a wire and my CC winner and Best of Breed. 2nd McPherson BRUMBERHILL BELLISSIMA SHCM Another lovely bitch though a bit out of coat. Prominent sternum that goes well under and plenty of ribbing Good head and eye, correct oval chest and good tight feet. She moved ok.

Standard Smooth Critique – ECDA CH Show 6th June 2021 – Judge Mrs Caroline Chambers June 17, 2021

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Eastern Counties Dachshund Association, Standard Smooth Dachshund:

Caroline Chambers (Hototo)

A fabulous day and start to the showing scene after such a long time away from the shows due to Covid19, it was lovely to see so many happy, smiling faces and lovely dogs. I was honoured to judge this breed and had some super dogs to choose from. Thank you to the ECDA committee for giving me this appointment and to all of the exhibitors for entering.

PD: (3/2) 1st , BPD, BPIB, RBD, Hinwood – Adnerbs Sheer Nanagins 8 mth, Black & Tan. A very impressive looking dog and mature for a youngster, he had lots of presence and confidence which showed in his movement. A very pleasing head with good shape and definition, leading to a neck of good length. The front quarters were well angulated and in proportion to his hind quarters. Good feet. Adequate ribbing and keel. He was well balanced on the move and showed good drive from a well muscled hind quarters. I look forward to seeing this dog progress. JD (3/1) 1st Andison & Peel – The Hinks Dream Twizzlers (IMP ESP) A little nervous as his first time in the ring. This dog has a good front quarter with good angulations, good length of keel, well balanced, hind quarters were well muscled with correct angulations, very close call with no 2. Moved balanced and true. 2nd McNaughton – Cedavoch Finwe 14mth , another lovely junior dog, a little less mature than 1, good shaped head with a good shaped dark eye. Well angulated throughout with a lovely top line, good strong feet. Moved well and true. PGD (6/0) 1st Grace & Twaddle – Cotherstone Hashtag Sasilasy Another lovely dog. Good head and correct eye, good length of neck and front angles were all good, good length of keel, tight elbows, Well angulated in the hind quarters and moved well covering the ground with ease. 2nd Macdonald – Benarska Limerick – a nicely balanced dog with a well developed front and good length of upper arm. Good keel and ribbing, lovely muscular hind quarters which drove him along effortlessly. Very well presented. OD (3/1) 1st ,BD, BOS, Andison & Peel – Clentry Tainted Love A very striking boy, good quality head of good shape and size, dark eye, lovely lay of shoulder with good front contruction, keel and ribbing good, leading to well angulated, muscled hind quarters, moved well and balanced throughout. 2nd Another quality dog, good shape of head with sound mouth, good angulation of front quarters, adequate length of keel and ribbing, good hind angulation and moved well and sound. PB, (2/0)1st Locke – Lauralee The American Dream just 7 mths, Very well balanced proportions throughout, with good sized bone. Good head, mouth, well laid shoulders for a youngster, moved well, freely, positive and sound. Andison & Peel – Clentry All Ways Russian. Another lovely puppy, close to 1 but a little unsettled. Lovely, correct head shape, and front construction, hind angulation good with good muscle building on the hind quarters. JB, (4/3) 1st McNaughton – Cedavoch Quenya , a quality bitch with good head shaping, correct mouth, good length of neck, balanced proportions, good strong bone, well angulated hind quarters, moved true, balanced and freely. PGB (12/3) This was a lovely strong class and not easy to place. 1st BB, BOB, Stark – Adnerbs Won Vision of Gobannium, this bitch took my eye as soon as she came into the ring. She has a lovely classic correct hound head with well shaped dark eyes, good length of neck leading to well laid shoulders. Good front construction and angulations, good keel and ribbing, very good hind angulations and well muscled. This bitch moved well showing balance, held her top line and moved with good reach & drive 2nd Valentine – Amlida Tamora To Tiffwazz Another lovely bitch, not overdone in any way, good balance of proportions, lovely appealing conical shaped head with a well shaped good front and rear angulations, moved freely with balance and drive. OB (4/3) 1st Valentine – Tiffwazz Robin A lovely bitch, a shame she was nervous of my mask in going over her. Good head & eye, nicely laid back shoulders, good angulations in front and hind quarters, well balanced. Good feet. Moved well .

Best in Show Critique – ECDA CH Show 6th June 2021 – Judge Mrs Daphne Graham June 16, 2021

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It was an honour and privilege to judge at the first Championship Show since Crufts 2020. This Assn. was the first Club to invite me to judge breed classes at their Open Show, some years ago. It also holds a special place in my heart because my Bjorn Veeta won BPIS one year, and then BIS in 1997, when he was awarded the beautiful Patsy Ann model of the 3 Dachshund Heads.

Best in Show.

From a distinguished line-up, I chose the Miniature Smooth Haired, Mrs.S.Ergis’ Ch. Siouxline Rapunzel with Melriding, an elegant red lady, who never put a foot wrong. Pretty head, strong neck, well angulated front and rear, well sprung ribbing, strode out covering the ground with ease, maintaining her topline. I was astonished to hear later, that she will be 8yrs old later this year.

Reserve Best in show was Mr.M Dance’s Ch.Emem Summer Sunshine, a wild boar Miniature Wire Haired, full of personality, good head and eye, well ribbed, angulated correctly, and what a mover!

Best Puppy in Show.

Once again, the Miniature Smooths won the day, Mrs.F. Mitchell’s Bronia’s Antonella , 9 months old red, and behaving so well. Good shoulders and length of ribbing, She won her award because her movement was so sound.

Reserve to her was Mr. R Wood’s Wildstar Wrolanda, Miniature Long, sweet head, excellent angulation, good length of ribbing. Moved round the ring very positively, maintaining her topline, in spite of the uneven ground.

Judge: Daphne Graham

Miniature Wire and JH Critique – ECDA CH Show 6th June 2021 – Judge MR Dereck Pearmain June 15, 2021

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I Would like to give my heartfelt thanks to the officers and committee for inviting me to judge at this lovely well run show. And thankyou to the exhibitors who gave me such a wonderful entry.Also a huge thanks to my very efficient stewards.

Miniature wire haired dachshunds.

Puppy dog Absent. Junior Dog.(1) 1.Mrs S Ergis. Captain Tom at Siouxline. 14 month youngster of good substance, good length of rib and good bone. Very nice head and expression. This little chap was uneasy at his first show. Moved ok on the rough ground but wasn’t keeping his topline.

Post Graduate Dog.(3.3) 1.Mrs P Grant. Pennywave Percy At Granhoward. Dog of good type and well bodied,level topline and good length of rib.moved out very well.Res Best Dog. 2.Mrs D & Mrs H Storton. Dereheath Major Tom. A dog of much finer type.very nice head and expression. I would prefer more substance. Struggled on uneven ground today.

Open Dog (5.1) Mrs G Salisbury 1.Pennywave Nosey Parker at Brocklewood Jw. Although this exhibit stood alone.it didn’t stop him catching my eye.. Lovely dog of very good substance low to ground, great ribs carried right back. Typical masculine head and expression. He moved out very well keeping a superb topline. I liked him a lot.BD BOS.

Puppy Bitch (7.6) 1.Mrs L Sexton. Molloney Noodle Not A Doodle. Lovely baby at her first show. Surprising how well bodied she is for one so young at 6months. Such a delightful pretty head. Correct length of neck into well placed shoulders. Even over very rough ground she moved very well keeping her topline. BPIB 2.Mrs T West. Archidax Hocus Pocus. Another baby of 7months who was very close behind the winner. Excels in movement and confirmation. A very pretty head, overall a nicely constructed bitch. I just preferred the substance of my winner.

Junior Bitch(2.2) 1.Mr A & Mrs L Winfrow&Cowliff. Sadira Magda. A very attractive 16 month old bitch. Very mature for her age. Good front assembly. Length of neck. Well placed shoulders short in loin. Moved out very well keeping a rock solid topline 2.Miss H Bradshaw. Brynfaw let her be. A much larger bitch all through. Unfortunately not the shoulders or topline of the class winner.

Post Graduate Bitch (15.11) A Very large class that i really enjoyed judging. 1.Mrs G E Taylor. White Webbs The Power of Love. A well presented eye catching red that i liked a lot. Very balanced throughout. Prettiest of expressions. Everything in the right place hence superb movement and topline. One I would like to take home. RBB 2.Mrs T West. Archidax Dark Phoenix. Very close behind the winner in this super class. Well constructed and low to ground. In good condition and coat. Moved well. Unlucky to meet winner today.

Open Bitch. (9.5) 1.Mrs M Dance. CH Emem Summer Sunshine Jw My notes say WOW. What a beautiful eye catching bitch In A1 condition and coat. I found it difficult to fault her construction wise. Everything I was looking for was there. A delight to go over.. Her movement was to die for, such drive from behind which is rarely seen. I could easily have slipped her in my pocket. It made my day to give her BOB.And to hear she later went RBIS. 2.Mrs A Mills. Middleton Hunt at Onigsid. Another beauty that moved with drive. Great body properties and level topline. Pretty expressions. Very unlucky to Meet winner today .


Junior Handling. 6-10 years.(1.1) 1.Miss Skye Offer age 10. A very pleasant a polite young lady. Very sympathetic with her exhibit. She carried out all instructions very well. Good table work. just needs to practice her shadowing. Well done. 11-16 years (3.3) 1.Miss Daisy Mason, age 15 Wow this young lady could show adults a thing or two. As hard as i tried i couldn’t fault her. Carried out all instructions with ease. A very polite young lady who had her eye on my movements at all times. She entered the ring looking very smart and professional. Well done Best Handler. 2.Miss Chloe Cumberland age 15. Another superb handler who i found hard to fault. Similar critique as the winner but unfortunately the dog wasn’t behaving 100% so some lines weren’t as straight. That was my only way to split these very talented girls well done.


Miniature Long Critique – ECDA CH Show 6th June 2021 – Judge Annette Latham-Jackson June 15, 2021

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Eastern Counties Dachshund Association CH Show Newark Showground 06/06/2021

Miniature Long Haired Dachshunds

I would like to thank the officers and committee of the Eastern Counties Dachshund Association for inviting me to judge at one of the first Dachshund Breed Shows able to go ahead during the Covid 19 pandemic. Although a little strange in masks and following the KC rules and regulations, it was still great to be involved in our hobby again. This was the first show for many of the dogs today and mostly they managed well. Some teeth could have been cleaner, and this detracts from a good exhibit. No dogs were weighed as per KC recommendations in place at the time of the show.


J.D. (2.1) 1st. Pitfield’sFollyfield Fortissimo. Just 12 month Chocolate & Tan. A balanced head and good length of neck. Would have preferred a little more angulation to the front construction. Reasonable ribbing and used his hindquarters well.

P.G.D. (4.1)1st Drady’s Tolberg Black Adder At Indiko. Super 16 month old Black & Cream youngster. Lovely balanced head, good eye. Shoulders well laid back and good return of upper arm. Good length of ribbing and keel. Strode out well, level topline, front and rear extension balanced. Very pleased to also award BD & BOS. 2nd Woodvine-Shone’s Hanishan Fire Cracker. Lovely 2yr old Shaded Red beautifully presented. Good head, eye and length of neck into front construction. Moved well with good length of ribbing and excellent rear drive but not quite the forward reach of my 1st.3rd Pitfield’s Follyfield Fabrico.

O.D.(6.0)1st Larkin’s Luna Caprese Voleur De Roses (ITAL). Handsome 3 yr old Black & Tan with plenty of ring presence. Lovely correct head and dark eye, good length of neck into nicely placed shoulders and good return of upper arm. Well ribbed. Level topline and moved out well, but not quite as balanced as my BD. Pleased to award RBD. 2nd Woodvine-Shone’s NinaNaja Crazy Diamond (IMP DNK) Very stylish Shaded Red 2yr old. Appealing head and dark eye with good length of neck and good shoulder placement. Well ribbed and strong loin. Moved with plenty of rear extension, maintaining a level topline. Preferred the head of my 1st. 3rd Wood’s CH Wildstar Wrobinson.

P.B.(5.0) 1st Wood’s Wildstar Wrolanda. Beautiful Shaded Red puppy just 7 months. Lovely head and dark eye, good length of neck into well laid back shoulders and good return of upper arm. Good length of ribbing and keel. Excellent rear construction and strode out well for one so young. Pleased to award BP & RBB. Delighted that she went on to be Reserve BPIS. 2nd Williamson’s Wildstar Wrobina At Barkroyal. Litter sister to my 1st and to be honest all the same qualities. Lovely Red puppy. Pleasing head and eye, good length of neck and good front and rear construction, maintained a level topline, and strode out well. I just preferred the head of my 1st. 3rd Mason’s Crownlake’s Queen Bee.

J.B.(7) 1stDrady’s- Tolberg Cream Surprise at Indiko. Lovely Cream 16 month youngster, very well put together, good head and eye, good neck and shoulder placement and good return of upper arm. Good ribbing and firm loin, with lovely balanced movement. litter sister to my B.D. 2nd. Bell’s Tolberg Cream Delight, another from the same litter as 1st. Good head and eye, sound front construction, good ribbing and rear extension but not quite as balanced in movement today. 3rd Billett’s Daring Dancer.

P.G.B.(9.3)1stGeeson’s Abydachs Alchemy. Could have watched this 17 month youngster move all day. Such easy extended strides and looked as if she enjoyed every minute. Lovely Black & Tan with good head and eye, elegant neck into correct shoulders and excellent return of upper arm. Good length of keel and ribbing, firm loin and balanced rear assembly. The best overall exhibit on the day. Pleased to award BB & BOB. 2ndDrady’s Indiko And All That Jazz.Very nicely proportioned Black & Cream 3yr old. Lovely head and eye, good length of neck into good shoulder placement and return of upper arm. Good length of ribbing and keel, maintained her topline on the move but not handled to her advantage. 3rd Oxley’s Dinkidax Dressed In Red.

O.B.(4.0) Wood’s Wildstar Wrivera. Lovely Shaded Red 2yr old. Pleasing head and dark eye, good length of neck and good shoulder placement and return of upper arm, good length of ribbing and moved out well from behind. Lovely balanced movement. 2nd. Phillip’s Summerview Minnie Mouse. Black & Tan with good head and dark eye. Good length of neck into front assembly. Good length of ribbing and good rear drive but not as balanced in movement as my 1st. 3rd. Geeson’s Abydachs All About Me.

Annette Latham-Jackson

Covid Risk Assessment for ECDA CH Show 6th June – Newark Show Groun March 21, 2021

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COVID-19 SPECIFIC – HEALTH & SAFETY RISK ASSESSMENT – Eastern Counties DA – Newark Showground 6/6/21

Assessor: Ian J Seath    
Assessment Date: 16th March 2021  Revision No: 1Revision Date: 16/3/21
              LIKELIHOOD   RATING 1 = Very Unlikely RATING 2 = Unlikely RATING 3 = Likely RATING 4 = Very Likely RATING 5 = Almost CertainSEVERITY   RATING 1 = No injury RATING 2 = Minor injury or illness RATING 3 = 7-day injury or illness RATING 4 = Major injury or illness RATING 4 = Fatality, disabling injury.  
Risk = Likelihood X Severity Acceptable Further controls Unacceptable Risk
NOTES:   The ranking of the risk is arrived at by multiplying the hazard severity number by the likelihood of occurrence number (see table above).   The Committee are responsible to ensure that the relevant people are aware of these risk assessments and that the control measures are carried out.   UK Government COVID-19 Guidelines to be followed at all times and all reasonable measures to manage risk will be in place.   Kennel Club guidelines for staging shows to be followed.   This Risk Assessment to work in conjunction with any guidelines provided by the Newark and Nottinghamshire Agricultural Society and the ECDA existing Risk Assessment for running a dog show.     ASSUMPTIONS:   This risk assessment is based on information available at the revision date on page 1 and the Government’s Covid-19 Response – Spring 2021 (Summary), published 22/2/21. It assumes the show event will take place outdoors during Step 3 of the government roadmap. Specifically:   Most businesses in all but the highest risk sectors will be able to reopen. In all sectors, COVID-Secure guidance will remain in place and businesses may not cater for groups bigger than the legal limits.  (The ECDA Show qualifies as a “business” as there is a commercial transaction between ECDA and exhibitors. The showground operates as a Covid-Secure business).   The government will also allow some larger performances and sporting events in indoor venues with a capacity of 1,000 people or half-full (whichever is a lower number), and in outdoor venues with a capacity of 4,000 people or half-full (whichever is a lower number). (We do not expect more than 150 people, which is well below the capacity of the venue and the event will be held outdoors)   Other relevant information for this risk assessment includes: – a statement by Prof. Mark Woolhouse (Feb. Commons Science & Technology Committee) that there is very little evidence of outdoor transmission. – evidence that the risk of covid transmission through surface contact is negligible (transmission is through airborne droplets) – evidence that the risk of covid transmission from a dog to a human is negligible   The show will follow government guidance in place on the date of the show, which may be different from that at the date of this risk assessment.                                   The Covid-19 risk assessment is meant to help protect the Exhibitors, Committee members, Judges, Stewards, General Public and Buildings.                                                                                                                                                                                
HazardConsequencesExisting controls (from government and KC guidance)Additional Mitigating Controls Residual Risk
Potential for exposure to COVID-19 through asymptomatic or symptomatic individualsEvent attendees contracting COVID-19UK Government COVID 19 Rules MUST be followed: Wash hands regularlyFace mask to be worn indoors at all times by all individuals over the age of eleven unless covered under “reasonable excuse” covered in government guidelines.Make space at least 2 metres apart or minimise distance with other precautions.People should remain physically distanced from others outside of their householdContact information to be collected from each exhibitor if different from show entry form.Avoid sharing a car journey with anyone outside your household bubble if this is not possible all persons should wear a face mask.   Current COVID 19 advice made publicly available through website links or printed.   Clinically vulnerable participants should not attend.   Social distancing in accordance with current guidance, wherever possible at all times; where not possible then additional controls should be in place.   Number of exhibitors capped as per Kennel Club Guidelines   Participants asked prior to booking whether they have had COVID-19 or they are showing signs of the symptoms or anyone in their close family.   Participants to provide their own PPE, if required.   Participants are NOT to travel from areas currently under lockdown travel exclusions.   Venue for show MUST be in an area not under any national or local restrictions.   NHS COVID 19 App will be prominently displayed        Building one-way system in place for access egress to avoid pinch points and no loitering at these points.   Hand sanitizer available at building entry point and all persons entering and leaving the venue will be required to wash hands.   Walkways adequately sized to allow strict adherence to social distancing.   Judge to keep contact with dog to a minimum.   Judge to sanitise his hands after going over each dog.   Grooming table to be sanitised after each time it is used.   Handlers will be asked to show their own dogs’ teeth.   Handlers whilst exhibiting their dog must adhere to social distancing guidelines.   No Exhibitor showing COVID-19 symptoms to be allowed to participate in the show and will be asked to leave.   Exhibitors are requested to advise the Secretary if they develop any symptoms after the event so other exhibitors can be informed.   No seating within one metre at ringside.   Exhibitors advised to bring their own chairs if required.   Ring to have two points for access and egress clearly marked.   Ring numbers to be laid out and collected from table before entering ring.   Exhibitors will be advised to only collect their own number and not to touch any other number on the table.   Exhibitors to wait until their class has been called before entering the ring and not to congregate outside ring entry point.   Ring to be cleared by the Stewards before the next class is called into the ring.   Stewards to call class number both inside the ring and outside to ensure exhibitors wishing to stay in their vehicles should not miss their classes.   If ring is not large enough to accommodate all exhibits in one go to allow social distancing, then it may be necessary to have dogs in on rotation.   Any areas designated for crates with at least one metre between each designated area.   Exhibitors will be requested to keep movement around venue to minimum.   Exhibitors to familiarise themselves with venue layout to locate their rings. No loitering around other rings.   Exhibitors will be advised to only bring additional family members who are part of their bubble.   Depending on entry numbers, exhibitors may be told to stagger their attendance at the show. ‘Not before’ times to be posted prior to the show.   Dedicated parking attendant in place to ensure vehicles are parked 1 metre apart in designated areas.   Exhibitors bringing their own food and drink should take litter home with them.   Exhibitors should not allow another exhibitor to use their cages or grooming table.    144


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Sunday 30th May 2021 via Zoom meeting at 11.00am

Members who wish to have items added to the Agenda should send such items in writing, properly proposed and seconded, to the Secretary within 7 days of the publication of this notice.


1 Apologies for absence;

2 Minutes of the 2020 AGM;

3 Matters arising.

4 Chairman’s Report;

5 Secretary’s Report;

6 Treasurer’s Report

7 Approval of audited accounts,

8. 2021 Judges List,

9 Election of 2021 Officers and Committee ,

10 Amendment to Rule 9 – reducing the number of years of membership required before being eligible for election to the committee,

11 Honoraria,

12 Any other business (at the discretion of the Chairman)

Secretary: Minna Borsuk Tel: 01406 821 005

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