Crufts Championship Show 2014
Dachshund (Miniature Long Haired)
Judge: Mrs Y Angear
BEST OF BREED : YOUNG Willowheath Hendrix
Dog CC : YOUNG Willowheath Hendrix
Res Dog CC : GALLAGHER Galrhia Icing on the Cake
Bitch CC : LOCKETT WALTERS & WALTERS Ch Ralines Diamond Cluster
Res Bitch CC : WOOD Wildstar Wromance
Best Puppy : KENNEDY Denkena Loganberry
Many exhibits looked good on the table but seemed to fall apart on the move. I
judged the breed two years ago, unfortunately, the same faults seem to be very
prevalent. Short upper arms and poor shoulder placement, poor feet and long
nails. I found no bad mouths and teeth were clean. Some
needed attention and looked so sparse. I saw many tummy tapping and lack of
drive and no muscletone. I wonder how many have a good walk daily, after all
they are hounds. I know mine like a walk every day whatever the weather, and are
free to catch the odd rabbit, squirrel and pigeon and whatever they can catch
and get their teeth into (yes, they do get fed). I am sure some dogs were a bit
over the 11lbs. I would rather place a dog a few ounces over if that was the
best exhibit in the class. And lastly, thanks to my two efficient stewards.
VD(3, 1) 1 Kappes' Am Ch Wagsmore Well-Dressed At Fair-Day ML (Imp USA). B/t in good coat and front shoulders, enough forechest, clean teeth, moved out well standing and moving, enjoying his day out. 2 Bowman-Davis' Timshaws Storm Keeper. Red, very sound, good head, eye and pigment, good ribbing, moved well.
Sp PD (3, 1) 1 Kennedy's Denkena Loganberry. Cream, 10 mths, in lovely coat and good pigment, strong head, enough neck, well placed shoulders, good bone and feet, good topline, looked a picture standing, moved well, should have a bright future. 2 McCarthy's Nagshall Mr Tambourine Man. 7 mths red, longer in body than first, good head, reach of neck, enough forechest, good ribbing, well angulated hindquarters, moving well.
Sp JD(8) 1 Bell's Tolberg Super Ted JW. B/t, lovely head, would have liked a better lay back of shoulder, needs to tighten in elbow, good ribbing, firm topline, lovely feet, good strong hindquarters, moved out well. 2 Kennedy's Denkena Loganberry. 3 Earley's Yelva Mister Brandy Man. Red, good head, neck and front, good bone and rear angulation, moved out well.
YD(9) 1 Hallsworth's Abydachs Aniseed. S/cr, good head and good pigment, enough forechest, needs to tighten in front, good length of rib, moving well, keeping his topline on the move, super hindquarters. 2 McCarthy's Nagshall Just Santana JW. S/cr, lovely headed dog, much longer than first, reachy neck, good layback of shoulder, needs to tighten in front, long ribbing, good hindquarters, good mover. 3 Brooks' Ralines Romeo At Lyndarlea JW. S/cr, nice dog to go over, nice head, good pigment, neck and shoulders, plenty of forechest, well rounded ribcage, strong hindquarters, moving out well.
PGD(8) 1 Woodall's Half Century At Rarewood. S/d, well marked dapple, nice head and good front, short of coat today, well padded feet, good strong hindquarters, moved out well. 2 Bell's Tolberg Super Ted. 3 Chappell's Gleneddee Mister Cool Dude. Cream with the darkest of pigments, good head and expression, enough neck, firm topline, moved a bit close behind.
LD (10, 1) 1 Cawley &King's Summerview Make Way For Roo. Lovely dark red, nice size, good head, dark eye, enough neck, well laid back shoulders, well ribbed, good quarters, moved out well. 2 Dickenson's Dinkidax Broxa Boy At Ribblesmere. Same type as first, good head and eye, in good coat, preferred shoulders of first, firm topline and good spring of rib, good hind movement. 3 Brooks' Lyndarlea Latte. Choc/tan, not in his best coat today, nice head, short of neck, could extend more in front movement, good ribbing, strong hindquarters.
OD(10) 1 Young's Ch Willowheath Hendrix. CC and BOB. Three lovely champions in this class, not much between them. B/t in good coat, 6 years old, strong head, so well balanced throughout, good size, front and forechest, neat feet, level topline standing and on the move, never put a foot wrong, did not let his owner down in the Group. A credit to his owner. 2 Gallagher's Ch Galrhia Icing On The Cake. Res CC. Choc/dapple in good coat, masculine head, sound front and good shoulders, good ribbing and strong hindquarters, moved with drive, just preferred topline of first today. 3 Wood's Ch Wildstar Wrenowned JW. Another lovely dog, just preferred the hind movement of first and second, so well presented, as always from this kennel, in good coat, strong head, dark eye and front movement, neat feet, good ribbing, moved out well.
GCD(1) 1 Broad's Neertanauf Sea Magic JW ShCM. Lovely red dog in good coat, moved around the ring with confidence, stood well. VB(3) 1 Cooper's Jumanda's Lily. 11 year old red in fine fettle, in good coat and good teeth, looking good. 2 Edwards' Barok New Beginning. Another nice red bitch in good coat and moving well. 3 Hellens' Andynromadax Alanna At Lynbain. B/t, in good coat, very sound.
Sp PB(11, 3) 1 Brown's Xemxija Ice Mimosa Is Devoncream. Cream in good coat and pigment, nice head and expression, well sprung rib, balanced overall, good strong hindquarters, moved out well. 2 Brace's Xemxija Ice Flirtini. Cream, sister to first, same remarks apply, just preferred shorter hock of first, but I am sure they will change places, level topline on the move and standing. 3 Graham's Jadag Fancy That. B/t. I liked this bitch, lovely to go over, neat head, good strong neck and shoulders, lovely ribbing, well angulated hindquarters but did not want to go on the move, dept her head down. Hope she gains her confidence.
Sp JB(7, 1) 1 Wood's Wildstar Wromance. Res CC. Super b/t bitch, lovely balance throughout, feminine and of good size, sound and good rear angulation and forechest, neat feet, level topline, looked a picture standing and on the move, would haved liked a stronger head. 2 McCarthy's Nagshall Sweet Molly Malone. Sweet bitch, nice head and expression, nice size, good shoulders and front construction, good body and ribbing, nice feet, just preferred hind movement of first. 3 Cooper's Jumanda's Silver Ribbon. Dapply, higher on the leg than first and second, well marked, well made throughout, moved out well.
YB(14, 1) 1 Poole's Findowrie Darcia Rose. Red, nice type in good form, nice size, good head and neck, well laid shoulders, good forechest, very sound coming and going, moved very soundly. 2 McCarthy's Nagshall Love Changes This. Same type as first, just not so positive from behind, well boned, with good head, neck, shoulders ok, and well ribbed. 3 Young's Willowheath Foxy Music. Well made red in good coat, nice head, carrying too much weight today which made her look short in neck, good ribbing, good topline, good hindquarters, moved with drive.
PGB(11) 1 Rowell's Tolberg Tia Drop At Emmajesk JW. B/t, nice sound type, lovely head, eye, beautiful to go over, well arched neck leading into good shoulders, good forechest, good ribbing, good topline, neat short hocks, sound coming and going, pressed hard for Res CC. 2 Clewes' Torwood Declaration At Shardbeck. Same type as first, just not so positive from behind as first, nice head, eye, neat front shoulders, well ribbed, well angulated hindquarters, moved out well. 3 Halsall's Lyndarlea Dolly For Kiddles. Choc/dapple. I liked this bitch, lack of coat today, lovely head, good shoulders, tight elbows, good forechest, very good ribbing, strong hindquarters, moved well, level topline and looked good standing.
LB(17, 3) 1 Edwards' Barok Blondeliah. Lovely cream bitch, everything in the right places, lovely head, eye, good pigment and in good coat, well arched neck, good layback of shoulder, tightest of elbows, good ribbing and hind angulation, good head carriage, keeping her level topline moving and standing. 2 Young's Willowheath Lulu. Nice b/t, feminine head, nice eye, good reach of neck and well laid back shoulder, good ribbing, in good coat, not the hind movement of first, but a very nice exhibit. 3 Wood's Jumanda's Replica Of Wildstar. Well constructed b/t in lovely coat, good bone and feet, the best of heads and eye, good layback of shoulders, nice ribbing, movement not so true behind but nevertheless a nice type.
OB(14, 2) 1 &CC, Lockett-Walters &Walters' Ch Ralines Diamond Cluster. Three lovely champions, just splitting hairs between them. B/t, very sound, nice head, eye and neck, the best of shoulders, tight elbows, good firm topline, good hindquarters. 2 Bell's Ch Tolberg Holly's Little Tilly ShCM. B/t, so sound, lovely quality, sweet head, good neck and well laid back shoulders, long neck, well off for bone, nice hammiest quarters, sound coming and going, pressed hard for the Res CC. 3 Roberts' Denver Sugar Babe. Cream, very sound, in good coat, head and eye, blackest of pigment, prominent forechest and nice length of rib, well angulated hindquarters, moved around the ring keeping her topline at all times.
GCB(6) 1 Green's Eldmour Electra. Well coated shaded red in good form, nice head, eye, short of neck, moved well. 2 Hellens' Andynromadax Alanna At Lynbain. B/t in lovely condition, sweet head and good forechest, moved very soundly. 3 Paterson's Our Pride And Prejudice.
Mrs Y. Angear