Category Archives: Showing

We need a bit less Sapp¡ and a lot more Zapp!

One of the best books on Leadership that I first read a long time ago is “Zapp! The Lightning of Empowerment”. I’ve even got a copy signed by the author, Bill Byham. Zapp! was named the number one business book of the 1990s in a survey of CEOs. I’ll save you the trouble of reading …

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Miniature Dachshund Club Championship Show 9/2/20 – BIS Critique

Best In Show Best In Show – Metcalfe-Bilgin’s Metadale Legacy To The Lark Beautifully balanced clear red Miniature Smooth bitch of 15 months. Pleasing head and expression with dark eye and strong jaw. Good reach of neck, flowing into well laid shoulders. Well bodied with firm topline and flowing underline. Stands absolutely true in front …

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Getting fundamental concepts across to judges – or not!

In David Cavill’s column in Our Dogs (24/1/20) he says “there are many who are as frustrated as I am by the often narrow-minded view of some breeders and judges who continue to ignore the fundamental conformation of a dog because they like its head, its coat or tail set“. He says this in response …

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Revised FCI Breed Standard for Dachshunds published 7/11/19

The FCI has issued a revised version of their Dachshund Breed Standard. Draft versions of this document have been circulated and were under discussion for some time so it’s good to see it published officially. Compared with previous versions, the translation into English has been improved, although there are still a few quirks that may have …

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Don’t be conned into buying a pedigree dog that is a “rare colour”

Advice from the Kennel Club.

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