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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

ECDA 2021 CH Show date Change of Date October 10, 2020

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ECDA 2021 CH Show has been moved from Sunday, 7th November 2021 to Sunday, 6th June 2021, it will be held at Newark Showground, Newark.

Judges have been contacted and all have kindly agreed to the change of date.

CC breeds

Miniature Smooths –  Miss L M Armstrong

Standard Wires – Mrs C E Russell

Standard Longs – Mr Kevin Hirst

Non CC

Standard Smooths – Mrs Caroline Chambers

Mini Wires –  Mr Dereck Pearman

Mini Longs – Mrs A Latham-Jackson

We are finalising details for caravan/camping site and would like anyone who is interested to get in touch with me so we can get an idea of potential numbers. This will be approx. 200 meters away from where our rings will be,  toilets and showers are  included.

Show will be held outdoors, large grassed area, where exhibitors are able to set up tents, gazebos etc if they wish to do so. Café will be open for us,  right at the doorstep with toilets and showers for those important refreshments.

Hopefully, regardless of the situation, we are able to provide a secure and safe experience to all our exhibitors at a lovely venue .

Look forward to seeing you all there.

AGM 4th October 2020 September 5, 2020

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Sunday 4th October 2020 at Roecroft Centre, Church Rd, Stotfold, Hitchin SG5 4NE at 10.30am

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 2019 AGM
3 Matters arising
4 Chairman’s Report
5 Secretary’s Report
6 Treasurer’s Report
7 Approval of audited accounts
8 2020 Judges List
9 Election of 2020 Officers and Committee ,
10 Amendment to Rule 9 – Number of Vice Presidents
11 Honoraria
12 Any other business (at the discretion of the Chairman)

Secretary: Minna Borsuk Tel: 01406 821 005

ECDA Open Show Schedule (2nd June 2019) is now available March 10, 2019

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ECDA Schedule 0619


Miniatures: Joy Middleton

Standards: Clare Butler

BIS: Giselle Taylor

ECDA_JUN_19_Schedule – download Schedule

ECDA_JUN_19_Form – download Entry Form

ECDA & Miniature Dachshund Club Seminar 2nd April 2017 November 8, 2016

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Rebecca Settle Critique ECDA CH Show 01/11/2015 December 9, 2015

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Eastern Counties Dachshund Association
1st November 2015
Dachshund Miniature Long
Judge: Rebecca Settle (Araedan)

Class 41: (Puppy Dog)
1st Nagshall Justintime – A pleasing dog with nice head, eye and ear. Good angulation and shoulder placement, sound on the move with good coat – he was well balanced all round I felt. (Best Puppy)

Class 42: (Junior Dog)
1st Nagshall Digby Mac – Shaded red dog with a nice head, eye and ear. He moved well, though would’ve like the tail set a little lower.

Class 43: (Post Graduate Dog)
1st Burrdach Freddie Mi Dreamer – Lovely head, eye and ear leading to a pleasing front, length of neck and ribbing. Moved well and had nice furnishings. I like this dog more and more. (Reserve Best Dog)
2nd Nagshall Digby Mac

Class 44: (Open Dog)
1st Neertanauf Sea Magic JW ShCM – Another nice shaded red dog with a pleasing head. Would’ve liked more ribbing with this one but he moved well with a good topline. (Best Dog/Reserve BOB)
2nd Nagshall Just Santana

Class 45: (Puppy Bitch)
1st Nagshall Puttin on the Ritz – A nice puppy, happy and promising. Lovely feminine head and eye, well placed shoulders and rear angulation. A nice amount of coat, she moved well and with more drive than 2.
2nd Sadie Lady at Jumanda

Class 46: (Junior Bitch)
1st Nagshall Just Fizzical – Really liked this little bitch all round, feminine head and eye with a pleasing front. Good ribbing and rear angulation, she had a nice topline as she moved in the ring. (Best Puppy/Reserve Best Opposite Sex)

Class 47: (Post Graduate Bitch)
1st Jumanda’s Silver Slipper – Stunningly marked bitch, she had a lovely head, eye and ear. Good shoulder and front but lacked upper arm. Well furnished she moved with confidence in the ring.
2nd Nagshall Hey Kari Ann
3rd Zara Rose at Burrdach

Class 48: (Open Bitch)
1st Abydachs Americana – Another all-round pleasing bitch, she had a lovely head, eye and ear. A good front and well placed shoulder, nicely ribbed, she moved with presence and drove out well, I would have just liked more length of neck. (Best Bitch/BOB)
2nd Nagshall Just So JW
3rd Longort Cassie Royale of Donnadon (imp)

The ECDA Breed Specific Seminar & Written Examination – Sunday 17th April 2016 December 8, 2015

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The Eastern Counties Dachshund Association will be holding a Breed Seminar on Sunday 17th April 2016.
The Seminar aims to provide an opportunity to learn about Dachshunds, whatever your current knowledge and experience. The speaker will be Mrs Mandy Dance who will talk about the Breed Standard.
For those who wish to take a written exam and informal Hands on Assessment there will be an opportunity to do so. The assessments will take place in the afternoon and those people attending just the seminar may stay to watch, if they wish.
All participants can choose to sit the Breed Council’s Written Examination 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 70%.
The venue is Moggerhanger Village Hall, Blunham Road, Moggerhanger, Bedford MK44 3RB. This is easy to find, just off the A1 and is a venue already used for dog club events.
Lunches, plus morning and afternoon refreshments, are included in the ticket price of £20 for those who wish to take the exam or £15 for those who do not.
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/Informal Assessment (delete those that do not apply)
cheque/postal order enclosed payable to ECDA for £15/£20.
Special dietary requirements Y/N




Post Code:_______________ Phone:______________________________


Return to: Minna Hagan, 4 The Rookery, Lutton, Spalding, PE12 9LN
Tel: 01406 821 005 e-mail: minnah@live.co.uk

Irene Cook Critique ECDA CH Show 01/11/15 November 23, 2015

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LONGHAIRED, Judge:- Mrs. Irene Cook
Thank-you to the committee for giving me this opportunity and also for their excellent hospitality. Thank-you, also. to the exhibitors for their entries. I had a variety of types with quite a number of quality dogs.

Puppy Dog 6, 2 abs.
1st Rodrigues’s Darsoms Zantor BPD, BPIB. A big lad but well made. Well laid back shoulders. Good spring and length of rib and rear angulation. Strong bone and tight feet. Moved well keeping his topline. Delighted to see him go RBPIS.
2nd Dimon’s Labbadax Inspiration for Dimerlin Preferred his head. Good length of neck and spring of rib but did not move as well as 1.
3rd Hirst’s Ranglewood Lantana at Kejana

Junior Dog 1
1st Geeson’s Abydachs Sieze The Night CC & RBOB. Good overall conformation. Masculine head of good shape with dark almond eye. Good shoulders and rear angulation. Strong elegant neck. Prominent forechest. Well sprung ribbing of good length. Strong bone and tight feet. Well muscled. Moved soundly with drive and purpose, keeping a solid topline

Post Grad Dog 6
1st Garlick’s Ranglewood Arashi RCC. Again, masculine head with dark almond eye. Well muscled and boned with good shoulder placement, rear angulation, length and spring of rib. Moved soundly with drive keeping his topline. Not quite the flow of my CC winner in the challenge.
2nd Marks’s Labbadax Higher Than Hope Dark good shaped eye and length of neck. Well angulated . Good reach of neck.
3rd Fossett’s Brysdax Jack Is Back

Limit Dog 7, 3 abs.
1st Metcalfe-Bilgin’s Metadale Maluda Good angulation front and back. Long well sprung ribbing. Moved soundly, keeping topline.
2nd Booth’s Abbalongdat The Visitor ShCM.Preferred head of 1. Strong neck with well placed shoulders and good rear. Moved well.
3rd Chapman’s Melminds Zsyvester

Open Dog 5, 1 abs.
1st Mitchell’s Ch. Bronia Mr. Pepys A quality dog of different type to my overall winners. Well angulated front and rear with good spring and length of rib. Elegant neck with prominent forechest. Dark eye of good shape. Moved soundly with drive and good topline.
2nd Roberts’s Swansford Warrador. Well laid back shoulders and angulated rear. Good spring and length of rib. Preferred head and movement of 1.
3rd Johnson’s Africadawns Night Hawk

Puppy Bitch 7, 5abs
1st Garlick’s Ranglewood Laurel BPB. Nice shape of head with dark eye. Well angulated front and rear with good long ribbing and prominent front. Moved well. Still very much a puppy.
2nd Metcalfe-Bilgin’s Garthorne Going Home To Metadale. Well constructed with good spring, length of rib and angulation. Did not move as well as 1 on the day.

Junior Bitch 2.
1st Dunbar’s Dawn Treader Well angulated front and rear. Good spring and length of rib. Prominent forechest. Moved soundly.
2nd Booth’s Super Trooper by Abbalongdat Dark almond eye, elegant neck. Well sprung ribs and good rear angulation. Did not have the movement of 1 on the day.

Post Grad Bitch 5.
1st Marks’s Labbadax High Hopes Dark almond eye. Good length of neck with long well sprung ribbing. Well angulated. Moved with drive and sound topline.
2nd Garlick’s Ranglewood Tempest Preferred her head. Good angulation. Strong ribbing and boning. Moved with drive. Topline not as steady as 1 today.

Limit Bitch 6, 1abs, 1 withdrawn.
1st Booth’s Labbadax Gimme Gimme Gimme at Abbalongdat. Dark eye. Good reach of neck lay back of shoulder and rear angulation, Well sprung ribbing of good length. Better outline on the stand than 2. Moved soundly but needed more confidence.
2nd Dimon’s Dimerlin Isolde Well angulated shoulders and rear with good length and spring of rib. Did not move as well as 1 on the day..
3rd Garlick’s Ranglewood Idesia

Open Bitch 6, 3abs
1st Geeson’s Abydachs Summer Wine CC & BOB. Lovely bitch with feminine head of good shape and dark almond eye. Well sprung long ribbing. Good length of neck and prominent forechest. Well laid back shoulders with good rear angulation. Tight feet. Looked balanced on the stand. Moved with drive and elegance keeping a firm topline.
2nd Metcalfe-Bilgin’s Metadale Manana RCC. Different type to 1 but another quality bitch. Dark eye. Good front and reach of neck. Well angulated front and rear. Good length and spring of rib. Tight feet. Moved soundly with good topline.
3rd Garlick’s Ranglewood Justica

Di Moate’s ECDA CH Show Critique 1/11/15 November 5, 2015

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East of England Dachshund Association Championship Show

I was honoured to be asked to judge BIS at this pleasant show. Run by a happy

Committee who made everyone welcome. Thank you


1st. Kents “CH. BARRATI JEEVES AT LOKMADI” This little chap is so full of confidence, he is a min Smooth , black and tan 7 year old. He has a good head and expression, very well placed

shoulders. Correct top line, spring of rib, and strong hind endthat he uses to propel himself forward with a certain arrogance, and accuracy. Moved like the Champion he is.

2 nd . Suttons DAMAI MASTER BENEDICT ShCM” this Longhaired dog is, at the age of 10 years + , a credit to his owner, A pleasing head and expression, teeth were sparkling clean. Held his top line well both standing, and on the move Good angles, both shoulders and hind end are well set. Good condition.


-BEST IN SHOW. This was a lovely line up of high quality Dachshunds, and gave me great

pleasure to see them all.

Blackburn Bennett’s “CH LOKMADI SEA HOLLY AT STARGANG” A four year old Min Smooth red bitch of great quality. She has a lovely outline and, whether standing or moving, she maintains her shape. A sweet head and strong neck leading into correct shoulders, a strong

top line. The rear end is correct and movement is accurate. Very pleasing. Best in Show

RESERVE B.l,s. went to Starkey’s “CARPACCIO JASPER FRON HAMOURA” a four year old Standard Smooth. He has the most eye catching outline, Good bone and construction. Moved well, with drive and purpose. Beautiful head and expression.


1ST Smith & Flowers “BINGOBONGO’S SHORT AND SWEET” An extremely nice Min Wire. The first and lasting impression I got was what a cracking coat. Crisp and beautifully presented.

When I got to the body of this little bitch, I was not disappointed. Correct mouth, pleasing head, nice sweep of neck to a fair shoulder, Good spring of ribs leading back to correct loin placing. She moved well, and seemed to enjoy herself. Happy to award her Best Puppy in


2 nd and Reserve Best Puppy in Show.

Rodrigues “DARSOMS ZANTOR” A pleasing Black & Tan Longhaired dog. Nicely constructed and well covered. He is in good condition, and he put everything into moving well.

Di Moate

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