The Welsh Kennel Club 2013
Dachshund (Miniature Long Haired)
Judge: Miss Jean Lanning
DACHSHUND - MINIATURE LONG HAIRED
Thank-you exhibitors for
accepting me at such short notice as replacement judge for Stuart Mallard. He
had drawn an excellent entry. I was concerned to find a number far too thin, I
am sure due to exhibiters anxious that they weighed incorrectly, but a very
underweight dog cannot be a healthy dog! Miniature Dachshunds are not Toy dogs,
and must be robust dogs with quality bone, muscle and substance. Some too short
in neck, and others having no ground clearance. I have mentioned before, I
like the fact that the word "compact" is in the standard relating to body
proportion. Although the Dachund appears long in body, it must be close knit,
and a unit. Overlong bodies make for weak backs when the front end appears that
it does not belong to the back. Also, important to have good strong teeth. In
some cases, although mouths had correct bite, teeth were too small. Having said
that, did find in some lovely quality animals. My notes on the individual dogs,
are brief, as I prefer to summarise faults and virtues in my general comments
on the breed.
MPD (3) 1 Passey's Ambyth Dizzee Rascal Via Cagebrook NAF. Fills the eye with type and quality. Firm front, moving so well with correct tail carriage. Hope he does not go over size,but one judges on the day. BP & RCC.2 Shutt's Prince of Dreams for Donnadoon. Not so forward. Has time to fettle, lovely quality. 3 Green's Neertanauf Jack Jones.
PD (2) 1 Green's Neertanauf Jack Jones. Came from previous class. Good example. Can do well when his tail carriage settles. 2 Latham-Jackson's Criscan Leonel Of Urishay. Quality head and eye,over long in body, and could do with more daylight underneath.
JD (5) 1 McCarthy's Nagshall Just Santana,High class, good eye, and pigment, good top-line. 2 Brook's Ralines Romeo At Lyndarlea. Can turn the tables, classy dog, tail needs to settle. Good dog. 3 Hallsworth's Abydachs Aniseed.
PGD (2) 1 McCarthy's Nagshall Just Santana. 2 Pitfield's Follyfield Figaro. Pleasing well balanced, compact body. Good tail carriage.
LD (6) 1 Angear's Ridgegrove In Disguise. In good fetlle, has substance with quality. Well balanced. Firm sound mover with correct tail carriage. Lovely pattern of the breed. CC & BOB. I hear his second ticket today. 2 Broad's Neertanauf Sea Magic JW Close up, grand type and quality. Front could be firmer, but he will always be in the top flight. 3 Cawley 7 King's Summerview Make Way For Roo.
OD (5) 1 Graham's Jadag Heir Apparent. So good, well balanced sound with enough ground clearance. Not given to any exageration. Headed a quality class. 2 Bedford's Dinkidudlor Jankay Tooray. Another so close up. 3 Holmes' Ch Tammera Touch Of Class.
MPB (4) 1 Johnson's Charpurdy's Just Willow. Good bone, firm front, had every thing to finish well. 2 Worswick's Dolyharps Bitter Sweet. Has the quality and type, has time to firm in front, as she appears rather close to ground. 3 Pitfield's Follyfield Freya.
PB (5) 1 Angear's Bell of the Ball. Promises to finish well. Strong with quality and substance. Good eye. 2 Pitfield's Follyfield Freya. Classy little lady, sound, and moving so well. Close up. 3 Crawley & King's Summerview Tittle Tattle.
JB (11,1)1 Johnson's Dandydayo Silent Nite at Charpurdy. Another out the top draw. Good body and substance, excellent head and eye, sound mover. 2 Bowman-Davies' Timshaws Moon Dust. Has time to mature, to match her overal excellence. 3 Poole's Findowrie Darcia Rose.
PGB (14,1) 1 Crawley & King's Little Miss Honeybun For Summerview. So good. Lovely ground clearance,moving and showing well. Can easily hit the top spots.RES,C.C. 2 Brook's Hanishan Eezzy Magic Nite At Lyndarlea. Another one of the highest quality. So close. A treat to judge. 3 Patterson's Our Pride And Prejudice.
LB (12,2) 1 McCarthy's Nagshall the Power Of Love JW. Filled the eye. Not overdone anywhere. Correct ground clearance, firm front sound mover, good head and eye. Not quite in full coat, but her win could not be denied today. C.C. 2 Lockett-Walters' Ralines Diamond Cluster. Another topper. The quality of these top dogs was a pleasure to judge. 3 Poole's Findowrie Rings N Roses.
OB (11) 1 Geeson's Abydachs Absolutely. Substance and quality, moving well. These top class bitches will make for continued, high competiton in the coming months. 2 Angear's Ch Ridgegrove Jasmine. Same excellent front and balance as winner. 3 Holmes' Tammera Just Elegant.