Dachshund (Miniature Long Haired)
Judge(s): MRS S GODDARD
Best of Breed : Angear, Ridgegrove Jasmine
Dog CC : Barrow, Ch Zarcrest Dancing on Ice to Frankanwen
Res Dog CC : Angear, Ridgegrove in Disguise
Bitch CC : Angear, Ridgegrove Jasmine
Res Bitch CC : Wood, Jumand's Replica of Wildstar
Best Puppy : Wood, Jumand's Replica of Wildstar
First may I thank my efficient stewards. It is well over
30 years since I first judged Mini-Long Dachshunds and I can remember being so
upset by all the beautiful dogs who went home cardless and having only 2 CCs to
give. Sadly, it was not so at Crufts 2013. I was struggling to find a real
Dachshund with a prominent pro-sternum, correctly angled and positioned
shoulders, a good sweep of keel and long ribbing. Many had flat feet with nails
obviously just cut, and coats so sparse in the weather we have just had, how is
that so? I remember my mentor even checking for the little tufts at the end of
the mouth, I used to twist them like a moustache, what a dream that is. Pigment
colouring around eyes, nails and pads in many was poor due I suspect to mixed
colour pedigrees which contiue to produce this problem in following generations.
The general demeanor was of 'this has to be endured' and was matched by plodding
tummy tapping movement, not a trace of the 'bold to the point of foolhardy'
which was typical in dogs of old. I wonder how many go out and do doggy things
and run free as muscle tone was non-existant in so many - how sad. It is not all
due to breeding, (although the gene pool was artificially reduced while the
PRA/DNA tests were, thankfully established), but also to judges who have not had
the experience of enough good dogs and sufficient expert guidance. Sadly the
poor type is becoming the norm, and soon, at this rate, the real dachshund will
VD(5) A class of lovely boys. 1 Poole's Ch Findowrie Skye Lord. Red of lovely type and quality and well ribbed, moved out smartly. 2 Buchan &Kennedy's Staomesacre The Riddler. A good black and tan of correct make and shape, just not as fluid behind. 3 Bowman-Davies' Timshaws Storm Keeper. A well made red but a little lighter in bone than those above.
Sp PD(6) Most in this class were not covered enough for me and ribbing on the majoity was poor. Are these the stud dogs of the future? 1 Shutt's Donnadoon Boo Gee Woogy. A lovely headed cream with good bone and feet, moving well. 2 McCarthy's Nagshall Just Santana. This cream puppy has elegance and type and moved well. 3 Brooks' Ralines Romeo At Lyndarlea. This is a good headed well boned youngster, still very raw and not carrying enough condition for me. He moves out enthusiasticly.
Sp JD(7) 1 Angear's Ridgegrove In Disguise. Excellent black and tan with good masculine outlook, but all quality. A correct Dachshund shape with good length of keel and ribbing, sturdy bone and good feet, lovely coat and in excellent physical condition, moving out well in a robust fashion. RCC. 2 McCarthy's Nagshall Walking In The Sun. Elegant cream of good length and correctly made. Lighter in bone and feet than first. 3 Walters' Ralines Just Ozzie. A nice little cream with good pigment, excellent bone and feet and moves out purposefully. A tad small for me but could be good for the breed.
YD(7, 1) 1 Graham's Jadag Heir Apparent. Beautifully marked chocolate dapple, my interpretation of a Dachshund, long and elegant with good neck and shoulders, good head and ribbing. I would have liked more bone and rounder feet with this good construction. He is very eyecatching. 2 Shutt's Donnydax Secret Dream Of Donnadoon. A lovely correctly made cream who has it all, but rather unsettled. A pity as he is lovely. 3 Norton's Halunke Special Edition. A nice black and tan of good type with good bone and feet. Not enough pro-sternum though the ribbing was good.
PGD(10)This was a good class. 1 Johnson's Charpurdy's Gold McNugget. A lovely black and tan of good type and correct construction. He has nice bone and feet and was in fine condition. A good outgoing mover, I liked him a lot. 2 Connew's Fenellafleur Zorro. A really eyecatching, correctly made silver dapple of good type and an outgoing mover. 3 Dickenson's Dinkidax Broxa Boy At Ribblesmere. This black and tan made up a trio of excellent quality dogs in this class and they should all have a bright future.
LD(13, 1)Another good class. 1 Bedford's Dinkidudlor Jankay Tooray. An elegant, quality, well made shaded red who moves out freely on good legs and feet. 2 Brooks' Lyndarlea Latte. A lovely chocolate with excellent keel and ribbing. I would have liked a little more neck to complete the picture. He strode out well on good legs and feet. 3 Crawley &King's Summerview Make Way For Roo. A lovely quality shade red, well boned and a good body shape. Again, I would have liked a little more neck.
OD(8) 1 Barrow's Ch Zarcrest Dancing On Ice To Frankanwen. Here he was, a true Miniature Dachshund, a black and cream with a perfect head and eye, a prosternum with the requisite dimple each side, lovely sweep of keel and long ribbing giving a short loin. He has well boned legs and perfectly tight feet on which he moved round steadily and correctly. It gave me great pleasure to award him DCC, with thanks for bringing him. 2 Wood's Ch Wildstar Wrenowned JW. A beautiful black and tan put down to perfection. He has a perfect head and eye, good front and lovely bone and feet, but for a dog of this length, he needs a little more neck and ribbing. 3 Young's Ch Willowheath Hendrix. A quality black and tan, excellent to go over, a shade narrow for me but nevertheless made up a trio of lovely champions.
GCD(3) 1 Broad's Neertanauf Sea Magic JW. I liked this shaded red of excellent quality and type. 2 Patterson's Jewel In The Sun. This was a nice pale red with good front, bone and feet, but not the elegance of head. 3 Bartlett's Idirsholas Jazz's Gift. Another nice pale red but lighter in bone than first and second.
VB(3, 2) 1 Sainsbury's Boscolla The Lady Isabella. An exquisitely beautiful cream with good neck and long ribbing, moving perfectly, what a joy.
Sp PB(10, 1)These were three lovely puppies. 1 Wood's Jumanda's Replica Of Wildstar. I was bowled over by this beautiful, mature puppy. Elegant and well constructed with lovely bone and feet, exquisite head and eye and put down to perfection. Sadly her hind movement at present is rather erratic and I feel she needs steady walking on uneven ground or uphill to encourage her to push more with her back legs. However, I was still delighted to award her the RCC and BP. 2 Worswick's Dolyharp Desert Song. Beautifully made brindle with correct shoulders, excellent ribbing and steady, free movement. 3 Poole's Findowrie Darcia Rose. A really lovely shaded red bitch of sound type and body shape, well boned and moved out on good feet.
Sp JB(12, 1) 1 Wood's Jumanda's Replica Of Wildstar. 2 Turner's Rafthouse Eye Tension. A quality black and tan of excellent type, lovely head and good movement, slightly lighter in bone than first. 3 Young's Willowheath Lulu. A well made quality black and tan of nice length and good bone and feet, moved out truly.
YB(18, 4) 1 Angear's Ridgegrove Jasmine. This correctly made, exquisitly headed, well boned and free moving black and tan bitch won the day for me. My hands flowed over her lovely well conditioned body, her coat was like glass and she knows what her legs and feet are for, to move out enthusiastically, which she did. CC and BOB. 2 McCarthy's Nagshall The Power Of Love. A lovely red with good neck, shoulders and ribbing. Well boned and true, steady movement. A nice one. 3 Poole's Findowries Fascination. A well made shaded red with good front, bone and feet but a little short in muzzle.
PGB(16, 2) 1 McCarthy's Nagshall Sweet Caroline. Another elegant cream from this kennel. Nice head and neck with good shoulders and ribbing, moving steadily and true. 2 Kennedy's Denkena Blaeberry. Sweet headed cream, well made and with good bone and feet, moved truly. 3 Breese's Silkdown Winter Sunset. A pretty red and so well made, lovely bone and feet.
LB(23, 3) Little separated these three. 1 Edwards' Barok Blondeliah. A beautiful scopey cream with excellent front and ribbing. Free moving and with all the glamour our breed should have. 2 McCarthy's Nagshall Puppet On A String JW. Another elegant cream with a good neck as all from this kennel, but lacking in so many. Correct shoulders and ribbing and true movement. 3 Holmes' Tammera Just Elegant. This well named red completed a trio of excellent bitches.
OB(13, 1) 1 Bell's Tolberg Holly's Tilly ShCM. An exquisite quality bitch of really correct make and shape and such free movement. Just not in her best dress for the big day. 2 Shutt's Longort Cassie Royale Of Donnadoon (Imp). This lovely black and tan is so well made and so sound. In glorious coat and moves well. 3 Palin's Sanmik Amulet. A good black and tan correctly made with good bone and feet, but lower and shorter than those above.
GCB(10) 1 Halsall's Mousy Brew. This brindle was lovely and moved truly but just looked a little immature. 2 Green's Eldmour Electra. A well constructed shaded red with good bone. I would have preferred a little little more neck. 3 Burr & Abbott's Burrdach Any Dream Will Do. A well made golden red with a good front. Not as elegant as first and second.