|Larry Gohlke with Nix|
Reserve winner was Sherry Ruggieri's "Niya" (FC Tusoksori-Ugraszto Husniya), and Oscar's Award went to Scot Davidson's "Vimy" FC Vimy Ridge von Lowenherz (sired by our Tommy). Congratulations!!!
The format of this trial is different from a "regular" AKC trial. Twenty best field trial dachshunds from a previous year are invited to compete in this annual event. They are braced for the 1st and 2nd series. Each brace is judged by two judges who determine which dog loses and which one wins a given brace. After the 2nd series, dogs with two losses are eliminated from the further competition, and remaining dogs get braced again. This process goes on until in the end there is only one brace and the dog winning that brace gets the title of Winner of the Buckeye Dachshund Club Invitational Trial.
These are the top 20 field dogs from 2013. The numbers following their registered names indicate points and placements accumulated in 2013. Not all of them competed yesterday. Michael Pitisci's super-talented and accomplished "Brooke" passed just a week ago and Shawn Nies' Pixie was too advanced in her pregnancy.
1 HOPI DC Rellih's Hopi Kachina Spirit-MW TD CGC 470 26
2 NIYA FC Tusoksori-Ugraszto Husniya 411 21
3 LILY FC Diamant Lily von Lowenherz 319 15
4 AUGGIE FC Augden von Moosbach-Zuzelek RE ME 251 14
5 BROOKE DC Town Farm Water Wings 242 8
6 ZUNI GCH DC Rellih's Little Indian MW TD SE CGC 240 13
7 DANIKA FC Danika vom Nordlicht TD ME 221 13
8 OSLO FC Audi Oslo Von Dorndorf CA 206 13
9 GYPSY DC Short Shadows Runaround Sue CD RE TD AX OAJ NAP OJP JE 205 13
10 DIXIE FC Anja von Moosbach-Zuzelek RN SE 186 11
11VIMY FC Vimy Ridge von Lowenherz 186 11
12 CARMEN GCH DC Siddachs Carmen MW CGC 178 8
13 LANCE DC Wingover's Lancelot Du Lac ML RN TD OA OAJ NF JE CA CGC 170 8
14 HUNTER FC Windspirit's Hunter Von Wingover 168 12
15 EMMETT DC Town Farm Emmett Sweeps the Spotlight JE CGC 160 11
16 NIX FC Nix vom Nordlicht JE 146 10
17 STROLCH FC Strolch von Lowenherz 141 7
18 STANZE FC Stanze von Lowenherz JE 132 7
19 MIEKA FC Annamieka vom Jagdfeld 128 8
20 PIXIE FC von Schatten Knight of Mischief 106 7