Dachshund (Miniature Long-haired)
Dog CC : ROBERTS Ralines Rob Roy to Denver
Bitch CC : WALTERS Ralines Flirtini
Puppy : GEESON Abydachs Avada Kedavra
Special Beginners Dog/Bitch (3 Entries)
Post Graduate Dog (4 Entries)
Post Graduate Bitch (9 Entries)
Veteran Bitch (6 Entries)
My thanks to the Dachshund Club for their invitation to judge, to the exhibitors for their excellent entry and also to my two very competent stewards.
I looked for a hound, with some elegance, but not short on bone and substance. Narrow fronts, short ribbing and bad feet are an issue. Muscle tone was lacking in some exhibits. Presentation was mainly very good but
I was amazed to find some coats were not very clean, even smelly. I had to clean my hands several times.
I thought overall the quality of the bitches was better than that of the dogs.
I was, however, very pleased with those I placed.
Special Beginners Dog/Bitch (3)
1st: Mason, Tolberg Beezs Kneez. Red baby, of good proportions, good front and ribbing.
Well angulated rear. Moved confidently in tune with her handler.
2nd: Brooks, Hanishan Leto for Lyndarlea. A red
baby with very similar proportions as 1 but not as confident on the move.
3rd: Findlay Eldmour Chitchat at Hanburydax.
Minor Puppy Dog (4/2Abs)
1st: Poole, Findowrie Mr Bumble. Red youngster reachy neck, with good body and bone, and sound front, moved confidently around the ring keeping a good topline.
2nd: Young, Willowheath Freddie Mercury. Smart Black & Tan with a masculine head, dark eye and expression. Good bone, length of rib and angulation. Gave his handler a difficult time today.
Puppy Dog (3)
1st: Latham-Jackson, Dolyharp Purcell of Urishay. Black & Tan well up to size. Masculine head, eye and expression . Soundly built, moved out with drive.
2nd: Bedford, Dinkidudlor Kintango Dinka. Chocolate & Tan has some maturing to do. Good front, ribbing and topline. Moved soundly.
3rd: Young, Willowheath Freddie Mercury.
Junior Dog (7/1Abs)
1st: Higgins, Ralines Just Jewels. Black&Cream Masculine head with excellent eye shape, good reach of neck. Prominent front, good shoulders, ribbing and depth of keel. Very smart on the move keeping his outline.
2nd: Wood, Wildstar Wreward, Well made Black & Tan, lovely outline and proportions. Masculine head. Good eye and expression. Lengthy neck. Good forechest and shoulders. Well sprung ribs and long keel, good rear.
3rd: Poole, Findowrie Franchise.
Post Graduate Dog (4 /2Abs)
1st: Chappell, Gleneddee's Mr Teddie Bear. Shaded Cream, with a masculine head, dark eye and expression. Good bone. Moved out well.
2nd: Earley, Yelva King of the Road.
Limit Dog (9/2Abs)
1st: Roberts, Ralines Rob Roy to Denver. Cream. Balanced, handsome hound. Masculine conical head, expression and dark eye. Good reach of neck, correct front assembly and shoulders, good spring of rib and depth of keel. Moved out and back with good front extension and rear drive whilst keeping a firm top line. Beautifully presented and handled. Pleased to award him CC & BOB
2nd: Mourton, Eldmour Cinnamon Spice. Red Brindle boy, with an elegant neck, good length of ribbing, well angled hind quarters. Kept a good outline standing and moving.
3rd: Brooks, Obdax Lynn's Badger.
1st: Wood. Ch. Wildstar Wrobinson JW. Red dog which I have admired from afar and was not disappointed. Correct conical head and darkest of eyes, strong neck into a correct front assembly and well laid shoulders. Good ribbing, depth of keel and width throughout, strong topline. Well angulated rear which he used to advantage on the move. RCC
2nd: Brooks, Ch. Lyndarlea Just Andy. Cream Masculine head, good reach of neck, superb ribbing, balanced, strong rear moved out well keeping a good topline.
3rd: Weston & Johnson, Galrhia Twice as Nice at Ecotyne.
Minor Puppy Bitch (10 /2Abs)
1st: Mitchell, Bronia Rogue One. Very attractive Cream girl. Well up to size, very balanced and shown and presented beautifully. Obviously enjoying her day out, she showed her little socks off.
2nd: Young, Willowheath Silver Queen. Silver Dapple
baby. Feminine head. Not a large hound but very well put together. Good
bone for size. Well presented with a stunning silver dapple overcoat.
3rd: Higgins, Leveliss Miss the Girl.
Puppy Bitch (8 /2Abs)
1st: Lockett-Walters & Walters, Crisp Fall Night at Ralines. Clear Red quality bitch. Pretty head, dark eye and sweet expression. Elegant neck flowing into a correct front assembly and well laid shoulders. Good spring of rib and depth of keel. Moved with ease and drive keeping a good topline.
2nd: Geeson, Abydachs Alomora. Black &Cream girl with a feminine head, good front, well ribbed with a body of substance, moved well with drive.
3rd: Bedford, Dinkidudlor Malizy Yaisa.
Junior Bitch (11 /2Abs)
1st: Geeson, Abydachs Avada Kedavra. Chocolate & Tan. Beautiful head, eye and expression, very sound, no shortage of bone. Very elegant bitch with a lovely outline. BP Delighted to see her go on to win Best Puppy in Show.
2nd: Worswick, Dolyharp Salut D'Amour. Shaded Cream. Lots of quality with a pleasing head, good neck, front. Moved very soundly with drive keeping a good topline. Beautifully presented.
3rd: Wood, Wildstar Wreeva.
Post Graduate Bitch (9/3Abs)
1st: Weston & Johnson. Ecotyne Witchcraft. Black & Tan. Feminine head, dark eyes, lovely outline both stacked and on the move.
2nd: Chappell. Gleneddee's Miz Devil Diva. Shaded Cream. Feminine and lots to like. Well presented.
3rd: Poole. Findowrie Dixie Rose
Limit Bitch (12/4Abs)
1st: Walters. Ralines Flirtini.
Eyecatching Cream bitch. Beautiful feminine head, darkest of eyes. Good reach of
neck flowing into correct shoulder placement. Excellent front assembly, ribbing
and depth of keel. Well angulated hind quarters. Moved around the ring
effortlessly whilst keeping a correct topline. Pleased to award her the CC.
I was later to find out she is litter sister to my Dog CC winner, both
gaining their crown.
2nd: Brooks. Lyndarlea Vienna. Attractive Red girl with a lovely head and dark almond eyes. Presented a lovely outline from a well constructed frame, she has depth to keel, well ribbed body of substance. Moved well and was shown in lovely condition
3rd: Poole. Findowrie Darcia Rose
1st: Wood, Ch Wildstar Wyonnona JW. Elegant Red lady. Beautiful head with dark eyes and lovely expression. Excellent confirmation right through. Totally balanced with a lovely profile. Kept her topline at all times. Beautifully presented in superb condition.
2nd: Mitchell, Metadale Coco Chanel of
Bronia. Black & Cream with an attractive head, good length of neck, correct
front, sound body and well angulated rear. Moved with drive and confidence.
3rd: Weston & Johnson, Ecotyne Firewitch.
Veteran Bitch (6/3Abs)
1st: Green, Eldmour Electra. Shaded Red of 10.5 years. A credit to her owner. In super condition for her age, moved out well.
2nd: Earley, Rafthouse the Diva of Yelva. Red dapple of 10.5 years. Still enjoying being shown.
3rd: Jury, Torwood Guns N Roses at Walnutfarm.