Great Joint Dachshund Ass 2006

Judge: Jean Matthews


My thanks to this Association for inviting me to judge at this prestigious show. I enjoyed my day with you all and met many old friends. I think it was an improvement without the benching. My decisions seem to go to the standards with one exception. BIS was Turner’s, Ch. Marictur Miss Midnight. An elegant black and tan Smooth. Correct size. Lovely head and eye. Sound all through. Good muscled hindquarters. Good boning and moved as if she meant it to be her day and it was. RBIS was Clarke’, Tekelhaus Masterpiece. The construction of this Long is good all through. Lovely front with ground clearance and good ribbing. Correct coat, good feet. Very glamorous boy if anything on the large size. Very similar to his Grandsire in South Africa who I gave top honours to out there a while ago. A pity he flew his tail at the end but I gather he was made up on the day. BPIS was Worswicks’, Simply Music from Dolyharp. A very young Mini Long. Nice head and eye. Correct shoulders and ribbing. Good feet and what a joy to see her move away showing her back pads. No tummy tapping here which won her this award. RBPIS was Skinners Ritterburg Walkure. Another very young puppy typical of this kennel. Lovely head and eye. Correct wire coat. Good topline standing and moving. Both these youngsters took it all in their stride and behaved very well. Shall watch this bitch with interest. BVIS was Paterson’s, Ch. Cishelvine Firedancer. Fell for this 9 year old Wire. His mouth was perfect and clean and he has the best wire heads. Good ribbing and hindquarters. Coat is good and well presented. Moved with verve and enjoyed his day. So did his owner. RBVIS was Ch. Garthorne Leading Lady.

Jean Matthews