Southern Dachshund June 2018 Open Show entry dates extended

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CLOSING DATES HAVE BEEN EXTENDED to 23rd May (paper) and 30th May (online).

Schedule and Entry Form here.


Southern Dachshund Association June 24th 2018 Open Show Schedule and online entries

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CLOSING DATES HAVE BEEN EXTENDED to 23rd May (paper) and 30th May (online).

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Entry Form

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  • Smooth, Mini-Smooth – Sabrina Jones
  • Long, Mini-Long – Bill Evans
  • Wire, Mini-Wire – Clare Butler
  • BIS, Varieties – Lloyd Cross

Mel Chapman’s Critique – SDA Open Show June 2017

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I would like to thank the committee for inviting to judge one of my favourite shows.  I thoroughly enjoyed my day.


Minor puppy
2   1 abs
1st Mrs j & Miss r Rowe    Boloria’s Trick or Treat   Quality puppy or correct type  very well balanced throughout, good reach of neck going onto good shoulder placement, good length of ribbing & undercarriage moved extremely well & expertly handled RBOB & BP

Puppy    0 entries

3   1 abs
1st Mrs S Seath  Hella’s Ozlem at Sunsong (IMP NOR )
Caught my eye as soon as she entered the ring   Superb construction good front with prominent prosternum, correct shoulder placement, good length of ribbing, firm topline  nice rear angulation  move like she owned the ring   Expertly handled  BOB
Mr s j & n b Fitzgerald Waggington Sophia at Harlisun Nicely balanced dog    Look good stacked & moved well

Post graduate
1st j & r Rowe  Boloria’s Tiger Lily    Nice bitch of correct type   But would have preferred more width in front   Good firm topline at all times good front & rear angulation

2  1 abs
1st Howlett & Prowting  Boloria’s Arabella    good front & rear angulation    A little short in undercarriage  moved well

3  1 abs
1st Seath’s Sunsong Wish Me Luck   Smaller type but made correctly nicely balanced throughout moved with purpose
Langridge’s Tendrow Elberta SH CM  nice head & good reach of neck but a little short in upper arm   Nice rear angulation


Minor puppy bitch
2  0 abs
Dance’s  Emem Gloria Sunshine  quality puppy throughout, beautiful head, nice width in front & rear, good length of ribbing just flowed round the ring totally in tune with her owner.  Certainly one to watch in the future
2nd lLancaster’sDrakesleat Midas Touch over Pellismer  different type to 1  slightly forward on the shoulder, good length of ribbing  moved well BOB BP

1   1 abs
1st Dance’s Emem Astral Traveller  another quality puppy   Little to choose between her & her sister made of superb construction excellent front & rear construction. Would just liked to have seen her move better think she was just a little unsettled on the day

1  1 abs
Furneaux s Bassodon Zugzwang  well balanced  good spring of rib & length. Nice front with good front & rear angulation. Moved well & well handled RBOB

Post graduate
1  1 abs
1st Badman s Kenquince Caramel Latte   Look good stacked  but on the move tends to toe  in when coming towards   Nice reach of neck  lovely head with kind expression

0 entries

2  1 abs
1st Dance s Emem All Het Up   Looked amazing for her 10 years  congratulations to her breeder   Lovely construction. Moved exceptionally well

MEL CHAPMAN ( Melminds )

SDA Open Show 2017 results

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BIS Ch Phaeland Special Driver at Rijobeau
RBIS Hella’s Ozlem at Sunsong (IMP.NOR)

SDA Open Show 2017 (42)
BPIS Carpaccio Midnight Lace
RBPIS Meganhol Black Musketeer of Leveliss
SDA Open Show 2017 (44)

BOB Ch Phaeland Special Driver at Rijobeau
RBOB Wanderhund Moon Dragon
BP Meganhol black musketeer of Leveliss

Mini smooth
BOB Ch Ayseebee rumour has it
RBOB Radclyffe Zathera
BP Carpaccio Midnight Lace

BOB Wardax Indian Summer by Bonavoir
RBOB A Touch of Magic at Marshwick
BP –

Mini long
BOB Neertanauf Sea Magic JW ShCM
RBOB & BP Nagshall Just Lucamac

BOB Hella’s Ozlem at Sunsong (IMP.NOR)
RBOB & BP Boloria’s Trick or Treat

Mini wire
BOB & BP Emem Gloria Sunshine
RBOB Bassodon Zugzwang

“Have a go” at showing your Dachshund with the Southern Dachshund Association on June 25th 2017

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20150628_132116 (Custom)Who’s it for?
Anyone who hasn’t shown before or who has less than a year’s experience and who wants to find out what’s involved in showing a Dachshund. You don’t have to enter our show to take part in this. It’s a bit of fun and education for newcomers.

Where and when?
This will be run in conjunction with our Open Show at Pirbright Village Hall on Sunday 25th June 2017. This will only run if the weather is dry and we can hold the classes outside.
Start time 12:00.

What you will learn:
Practical help from experienced exhibitors and judges…
– How to show your dog in a typical show class.
– What the judge will expect your dog to do.
– Tips on how to enter a show.

What you will receive:
A handout covering…
– How to fill in an entry form.
– What equipment you will need for your dog at the show.
– What to do when you arrive at a show.
– A description of judging procedures.
– What to do if you win a class.
– What to do after your class.

You will also receive a rosette after taking part in your “have a go” class.

What will it cost?
£2.50 per dog (to cover print & rosette costs). Pay on the day.

Numbers are limited to a maximum of 12 people. Please register your interest by e-mailing Ian Seath











SDA Open Show 25th June 2017 – Schedule online

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Entry Form


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S/MS: Ian Elsley

L/ML: Linda Boyns

W/MW: Melanie Chapman

BIS/Varieties: Yvonne Kent

Paul Hayes’ Critique – Southern Dachshund Open Show June 2016

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Dachshund Smooth Haired

Minor Puppy (3/2)

1st Hunt’s Lauralee Miss Marple at Carpaccio. 6mth B/T bitch. A very classic head on a long reach of neck. Well laid back shoulders and spot on angulation both front and rear. Moved with great rear drive, showing pads while maintaining her top line. Pleased to award her RBoB and BP then see her go RBPIS. She looks to have a promising future

2nd Valentine’s Tiffwazz Robin. 11mth B/T bitch. Proved to be very timid, not settling on the table. She was too distracted while on the move to show her best  thus proving difficult to properly assess. Up against a youngster who did not put a foot wrong.

Puppy (2/2)

1st Raggett’s Amlida Vantage for Dansila. 10 1/2mth red dog. This young man was well constructed with excellent front and rear angulation but was not totally cooperating with his handler. He moved with a reasonable drive but needs to keep his head up to show off his best.

2nd Watson’s Amdila Ascari. Litter sister to above. She was very nervous making her difficult to properly assess but she did show some good movement but needs far more confidence and relaxation to present the correct picture.

Junior (1/1)

1st Hunt’s Carpaccio Trouble in Store. 17 mth B/T dog. This was a good solid type of Dachshund, great angles, front and rear, and a prominent forechest. He maintained his topline on the move but just throwing a leg occasionally. Thought he might be my best of breed but refused to cooperate with substitute handler in the challenge then with own handler. Today, Norman was not going to play.

Post Graduate (5/4)

1st Graham’s Morailsa return to Sender to Gameron. 21 mth B/T dog.  A very soundly constructed dog of lovely proportions and a great head, driving out well while maintaining his topline. If I am being picky, the drive could be a little more forward but was pleased to award BOB then see him go RBIS

2nd Marsh’s Bonavoir Amaryllis at Marshwick.  2yr B/T bitch. A slightly smaller version of the winner but also one with sound construction and movement. Kept her top line as she moved.

Open (1/1)

1st Lovick-Gibbs Gameron in Kahoots with Roleta. 4yr Red bitch. A well constructed front but with a head slightly too small for my liking. I felt she was a little short in the middle rear angulation but she moved out with drive, keeping her top line as she did so.

Dachshund Minature Smooth Haired

Minor Puppy (2/2)

1st Protheroe’s Formula Uspema Ginger at Royalmaple. 6mth Red bitch. At first glance, this is a very unassuming looking bitch. Soundly constructed both front and rear, she just blossomed when she moved and it was to die for. Considering this was her first show, she has such presence.  With maturity this will be a bitch to seriously watch in the future. BPIB

2nd Endersby’s Mowbray Airs and Graces. 9mth B/T Bitch. Very pretty bitch with sound front and rear angulation coupled with good movement. For me, she is a touch long over the loin.

Puppy (3/2)

1st Tryhorn’s Moragden Moonstruck. 10mth Red bitch. A compact, well constructed bitch who moved out with drive maintaining a level top line. On any other day, she would have gone best puppy  but met a minor puppy of such class.

2nd Whitney’s Charlinea Blake Buttons. 9mth Red dog. A great head and front/rear angles and also sound on the move but a touch long in the loin for me.

Junior (6/5)

1st Burke & Manston’s Radclyffe Zathera. 15mth Red bitch. A bitch with a great deal of confidence and top draw construction. She was elegant at all times, moving with easy and drive while holding her top line. A real look at me about her. She was part of a very strong line up. Very pleased to have had the chance to go over her.

2nd Reed’s Deercroft Deep Secret. 16mth B/T bitch. There was so little to choose between this bitch and the winner. She just lacked a little of the confidence and sparkle of the winner but still a classic example of what I was looking for in the breed.

Post Graduate (10/6)

1st Hughes’ Siouxline Tiana to Julidachs. 18mth Red bitch. Very well proportioned from her elegant head through well laid back shoulders and correct angle front and rear. She moved with real drive, keeping her top line. Another great example of the breed.

2nd Smyth’s Hoddernstorm Silver Duster at Morrow. 4yr Silver dapple dog. This little man was very well constructed although a little nervous on the table. Once on the move, he really showed his socks off. I would like a touch more strength in the rear muscles.

Limit (7/7)

1st Protheroe’s Royalmaple Anky Panky. 22mth Red dog. There was very little I could fault in this dog. I look at my notes and they say great to everything.  On any other day this could have been my BoB but he came up against my open winner in stunning form. RBoB

2nd Reed’s Deercroft Summer Serenade. 2 1/2yr Red bitch. A compact and elegant bitch with great front and rear angulation. She moved out with good for reach and rear drive. A close call in a good class.

Open (2/2)

1st Hunt’s Carpaccio Blithe Spirit. 14mth B/T bitch. Wow. What a little cracker. This young lady had everything you should be looking for in this breed. Everything had the wow factor as she stacked and moved so I had no hesitation in awarding her  BoB It was a pleasure to have my judgement confirmed by the Best in Show Judge who awarded her BIS. I gather she is well on the way to her title. It will not be long in coming.

2nd Bourne’s Yaapeet Persephone. 2yr B/T bitch. A soundly constructed bitch who moved with drive but not the polish of the winner.

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