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Westminster: Scottish Deerhound takes hounds group

The legs have it. P’shaw.

On Monday night, only plaids and kilts were missing. A 7-year-old Scottish deerhound named Tiger Woods — his owner is a huge golfer — won the hound group, then a Scottish terrier took the terrier group.

“Maybe I ought to have a Scotch,” said Gabriel Rangel, the terrier’s handler.

Rangel came with his own good-luck charm. He led Sadie around the ring with the same leash that guided a Scottish terrier called Bingo to the 1967 best in show prize at Madison Square Garden.

“Worked pretty well, didn’t it?” owner Amelia Musser said. “I think we’ll keep using it.”

Read all about Sadie at our sister site, the Scottish Terrier and Dog News.

Westminster: Dachshund Results are in

Ch Dikerdachs Jessie (longhaired)

BEST OF BREED

42 Ch Dikerdachs Jessie
Breed: Dachshund (Longhaired)
Sex: Dog
AKC: HP 06413902
Date of Birth: July 15, 2003
Breeder: Valerie T Diker
Sire: Ch Sleepytime Rose’s Hector
Dam: Ch Dikerdach Katerie Tekawitha
Owner: Valerie T Diker
Photos: Breed judging

BEST OF OPPOSITE SEX

19 Ch Vongays Porsche Carrera L
Breed: Dachshund (Longhaired)
Sex: Bitch
AKC: HP 25607902
Date of Birth: February 09, 2007
Breeder: Von & Gail Richards
Sire: Ch Insight’s Veni Vedi Vicci
Dam: Ch Vongays Porsche Cayenne
Owner: Von & Gail Richards & Cindy Geiser
Photos: Breed judging

AWARD OF MERIT

54 Ch Rumraisin Party Girl
Breed: Dachshund (Longhaired)
Sex: Bitch
AKC: HP 21233002
Date of Birth: April 21, 2006
Breeder: Lynn Hennessy & Debra Hamilton
Sire: Ch Dachshire Star Over Texas
Dam: Ch Rumraisin Rock-N-Robin
Owner: Debra Hamilton & Lynn Hennessey

60 Ch Homar’s Solo Aviator SL
Breed: Dachshund (Longhaired)
Sex: Dog
AKC: HP 13819105
Date of Birth: November 23, 2004
Breeder: Carlos J Puig & Ryan Horvath & Roger Marti & J Marti
Sire: Ch Solo’s Premiere SL
Dam: Ch Hundeleben Homar Xena SL
Owner: Carlos J Puig

Ch Grandgables Ms Supernatural (shorthaired)

BEST OF BREED

46 Ch Grandgables Ms Supernatural
Breed: Dachshund (Smooth)
Sex: Bitch
AKC: HP 19908702
Date of Birth: July 23, 2005
Breeder: Guy Jeavons & Mark McMillan
Sire: Ch D’Arisca Super Natural
Dam: Grandgables It’s A Cabaret MS
Owner: Jason Hunt & Sue Hunt
Photos: Breed judging

BEST OF OPPOSITE SEX

22 Ch Kochana’s Hiswill Ain’t Misbehavin
Breed: Dachshund (Smooth)
Sex: Dog
AKC: HP 30601303
Date of Birth: October 20, 2007
Breeder: Diane Poranski & George Howes
Sire: Ch Joyal Prince Charming SS
Dam: Ch Hiswills Oakcrest Mckenna
Owner: Diane Poranski

AWARD OF MERIT

32 Ch Brownwood Shameless SS
Breed: Dachshund (Smooth)
Sex: Bitch
AKC: HP 27147603
Date of Birth: July 02, 2007
Breeder: Jerry Cerasini & Roger Brown
Sire: Ch Brownwood Garth SS
Dam: Ch Laddland Wings Of Love SS
Owner: Jerry Cerasini & Roger Brown

40 Ch Brodny Schlhse Smthingtotlkabt
Breed: Dachshund (Smooth)
Sex: Bitch
AKC: HP 24751901
Date of Birth: October 03, 2006
Breeder: Frederick R & Carol F Vogel & Judy Anderson
Sire: Ch Rose Farms Will He Be Good SS
Dam: Ch Brodny Schlhse Valley Girl
Owner: Frederick R & Carol F Vogel & Judy Anderson

12 Ch Grandgables Ms Simply Edible
Breed: Dachshund (Smooth)
Sex: Bitch
AKC: HP 28755802
Date of Birth: June 25, 2007
Breeder: Guy Jeavons & Mark McMillan
Sire: Ch Pawprints Grandgables Edition
Dam: Ch Grandgables Simply Saucy Ms
Owner: Guy Jeavons & Mark McMillan

Ch Daybreak’s Awesome Blossom W

BEST OF BREED

58 Ch Daybreak’s Awesome Blossom W
Breed: Dachshund (Wirehaired)
Sex: Bitch
AKC: HP 10971601
Date of Birth: July 14, 2004
Breeder: Owner
Sire: Ch Raydachs Great Balls Of Fire
Dam: Ch Daybreak’s Painted Daisy W
Owner: Deborah Krieg
Photos: Breed judging

BEST OF OPPOSITE SEX

63 Ch Barmaud Joshua
Breed: Dachshund (Wirehaired)
Sex: Dog
AKC: HP 26394401
Date of Birth: February 08, 2006
Breeder: I M & E V North-Row
Sire: Silvae Patriot
Dam: Silvae Beads
Owner: Edna & Donald Martin & Martha Doerner
Photos: Breed judging

AWARD OF MERIT

41 Ch Brodny Schoolhouse Dancecard
Breed: Dachshund (Wirehaired)
Sex: Dog
AKC: HP 03945001
Date of Birth: December 02, 2002
Breeder: Fred & Carol Vogel & Judy Anderson
Sire: Ch J Luv’s Schoolhouse Doodlebug
Dam: Ch Brodny Schoolhouse Devine M
Owner: Fred & Carol Vogel & Sara Sewell

56 Ch Gleneagle’s Who’s Famous Now
Breed: Dachshund (Wirehaired)
Sex: Dog
AKC: HP 21619803
Date of Birth: May 31, 2006
Breeder: Lisa Kennell & Carol Leggat
Sire: Ch Scoshire Famous Amos
Dam: Ch Knight’s Kiss Me Kate MW
Owner: Ann Bischel & Chris Erizkson

66 Ch Windswept’s Crayzy For You SW
Breed: Dachshund (Wirehaired)
Sex: Dog
AKC: HP 19745201
Date of Birth: December 10, 2005
Breeder: Diantha H Gravelle & Dianne L Kostic
Sire: Ch Raydachs Do Me A Favor SW
Dam: Ch Dollidachs In The Spirit SW
Owner: Shirley Ray

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Westminster coverage and schedules: Dachshunds

The Westminster Dog Show takes place Monday and Tuesday (February 9-10) with the finale being broadcast live Tuesday evening, beginning at 8PM Eastern time on the USA Network. The Dachshunds will be judged Monday morning and early afternoon, and the champion in the hounds group will be pronounced Monday night after 8 p.m. The Judge for the hounds is Patricia V. Trotter. Best in Show Judge or Queen Bee is Sari Brewster Tietjen.

And because the Daily Doxie feels a little bit guilty about dog shows, in the same way we feel guilty about visiting zoos, we give you the Terrierman with An Instructive History of the Destructive Show Ring.

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News alert: Uno the beagle wins Westminster


Ok, ok, we’ll be gracious in defeat. No more casting aspersions on Uno the beagle who won’t hunt and Judge J. Donald Jones.

Congratulations to CH K-Run’s Park Me In First and his entourage. We’re glad to see a popular dog breed win. We just wish it could have been the Dachshund.

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Ch K-Run’s Park Me In First
Breed: Beagle, 15 In.
Sex: Dog
AKC: HP 16966001
Date of Birth: May 05, 2005
Breeder: Kathy Weichert & Leah Bertagnolli
Sire: Ch Windkist A Walk In The Park
Dam: Ch Legacy’s Lil Secret At K-Run
Owner: Caroline Dowell & Eddie Dziuk & Jon Woodring & Kathy Weichert
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Does Westminster Judge Favour Uno the Beagle?

Dr. J. Donald Jones, the judge who will award the Westminster Best of Show title before 11 p.m. tonight has previously named Uno the beagle aka “CH K-Run’s Park Me In First” a Best of Show Prize, according to the New York Times.

Now, the Daily Dachshund and Dog News believes it has found the picture of this event right on Uno’s website.

We hope this doesn’t mean that Charmin the Sealyham Terrier won’t get a fair shake. We’re counting on Judge Jones to go with the best dog even if Uno definitely seems to have the momentum and the crowd’s backing.

Uno may seem like a regular dog but he’s a beagle who doesn’t hunt and Bloomberg News is reporting that he “is joined in New York by an entourage of about 18, including his two breeders and four owners.”

That’s why we’re on Team Sealyham — go Charmin!!!

He’s the man: Westminster’s top dog judge

Dr. J. Donald Jones is the guy who gets to pick the Westminster Best of Show champion from the winners of the seven different dog groups.

A psychologist and one-time personnel dean at Emory University in Atlanta, Dr. Jones took early retirement several years ago, which allows him to travel extensively to judge dog shows. He hs been judging since 1966 and has owned and showed a Best in Show Corgi as well as the top winning Schipperke in the history of the breed.

Dr. Jones’s dog activities grow out of his longtime involvement with livestock. He studied animal husbandry and livestock judging in college, along with his majors, English and Psychology. He has also shown livestock — beef cattle and swine — and horses — both hunters and jumpers — and judged horse shows.

He is now approved to judge the Sporting Group, the Hound Group, the Working Group, the Herding Group and 15 additional breeds. He lives in Marietta, Ga.
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Team Sealyham: Go Charmin Go!!!

Charmin and handler Margery Good at Eukanuba (Photos above and below: Courtesy American Kennel Club)

Now that the Dachshunds are out of the running for the Westminster Best in Show title, the Daily Dachshund and Dog News is officially throwing its support behind Efbe’s Hidalgo At Goodspice aka Charmin the Sealyham, who won the Terrier Best of Group.

We particularly like USA Today‘s headline — “Judges find soft spot for Charmin at Westminster” — on top of a story all about how the 3-1/2 -year-old Sealyham Terrier got his nickname:

When (he) was a pup, he was fluffy and soft just like, well, you know …

“He was squeezeably soft,” says owner-handler Margery Good of Cochranville, Pa. If Mr. Whipple was around, he might even allow you to squeeze him. Of course, his name has led to the usual puns. “Charmin’s on a roll” became his slogan.

And what a roll. Charmin finished last year as the United States’ No. 4 dog and top terrier. He won Best in Show in the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship in December and — we believe, but have yet to confirm — that he was the best of the terrier group at the National Dog Show on Thanksgiving.

While the Daily Doxie‘s sister site, the Scottish Terrier and Dog News, finds Sealies a bit on the goofy side compared to Scotties, they would, wouldn’t they? His handler Margery Good has a different point of view and so does the USA Today reporter who interviewed her.

“He did everything I asked him to do in spades,” Good said moments after winning the group. Even though his legs are just 4 inches high, Charmin strides around the ring like a supermodel. “He covers a lot of ground. He sailed around the ring. He was spectacular.”

Although some of you might think, the Daily Doxie should be backing a hound, we share others’ serious qualms about Uno the beagle having no interest in chasing rabbits and deer. While we would like to see a breed like the beagle, that’s never won Westminster, take the Best in Show honours, we’re just not convinced that Uno aka Ch. K-Run’s Park Me In First is the right guy for the job.

Nor are Las Vegas’ oddsmakers. Along with Charmin, Uno will face stiff competition from Remy, the standard poodle officially named Ch. Brighton Minimoto who is the bookies’ favourite breed and won the non-sporting group. Johnny Avello, director of race and sports operations at the Wynn Las Vegas, who sets odds on breeds’ chances of winning, gave the standard poodle the best odds at 25-1. The toy poodle came in at 28-1, the German shepherd at 30-1, the Welsh corgi at 35-1, and the Sealyham at 40-1.
Ch. Brighton Minimoto aka Remy by Diane Fields

But Remy the poodle’s handler, Chris Manelopoulos, told the New York Times, he’s not in complete agreement with the bookmakers:

“I think the beagle and the German shepherd should be the favorites,” he said as he shampooed the fur on Remy’s head, neck and floppy right ear in the grooming area just beyond the Garden’s judging floor. “Las Vegas should have called me. I have more inside information.”

He said a decisive factor might be that Remy had never seen any of the judges at the show.

But two other top-ranked dogs, he added, a beagle, Ch. K-Run’s Park Me In First, and a German shepherd, Ch. Kaleefs Geneva Aeval-Achtung, have been declared winners at previous shows by the breed and group judges they will see at Westminster, and by the best-in-show judge, J. Donald Jones.

“It’s not that I don’t have a chance, but these judges don’t have a previous knowledge of Remy to go by,” Manelopoulos said. “I don’t know if that’s good or bad. I don’t have any preconceptions.”

The last Best of Group prize to be awarded Monday night went to Ch Vinelake Collinswood Yablon OA OAJ, the Australian Shepherd who won the herding group after taking time off to have a litter of nine puppies. Known as Deuce when she’s not being called Supermom, this bitch is not to be confused with the Australian Shepehrd dog who won the Thanksgiving Day National Dog Show. That was CH. Buff Cap Cresland Arctionist also known as Swizzle.
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