Crufts 2013 Results
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Judge(s): MRS J SQUIRES
BEST OF BREED MISS H BLACKBURN-BENNETT STARGANG CZARINA
DOG CHALLENGE CERTIFICATE MRS E P BLACKBURN STARGANG CRUSOE
RESERVE DOG CHALLENGE CERTIFICATE MR B & MS S KUGOW & HOLT CH WALDMEISTER JOHNSON J W
BITCH CHALLENGE CERTIFICATE MISS H BLACKBURN-BENNETT STARGANG CZARINA
RESERVE BITCH CHALLENGE CERTIFICATE MRS S F MARSTON-TEAL CH LORDSCAIRNIE LOVE LIFE
BEST PUPPY MRS C H DAYKIN BARRATINI HOT GOSSIP Above
BEST VETERAN MR & MRS HAYWARD CH FOXEARTH FOTO COPY Above
Entries: 7 Abs: 2
1st FALLOWMILL NUTZ ABOUT TOFFY SHCM (MRS J HOWELLS) Above
2nd BRINDECKEL FURRARI (MRS B MURRAY) Above
3rd BOTHLYN TIMEMASTER AT SHARPLAW (MRS T MILLER)
Res STARGANG BOLT FROM THE BLUE (MR C D & MRS P S WATERS)
VHC WILLOWMIST LITTLE RED ROOSTER (MRS C WARD-BLOWER)
Special Puppy - Dog
Entries: 6 Abs: 0
1st BASSODON WESTWOOD (MR K, MRS L & MISS E BLACK)
2nd STARGANG HUGO'S QUEST (MRS J A GOSNEY) Above
3rd VARRICH'S BLACK BOB (MS K H MACDONOUGH) Above
Res BASSODON DOLCE (MRS S E & MR M G STEWARD)
VHC SHINE A LIGHT DIERVILLA OF ROBINSWOOD (IMP POL)(MRS I PHILLIPS)
Special Junior - Dog
Entries: 6 Abs: 1
1st BENZDEN ARMANI (MS B MORRISON) Above
2nd BENZDEN IZZY MYAKE RUSSTECK (MRS C RUSSELL) Above
3rd BINGOBONGO GREGORY (MESSERS G R & M A BUCKLE & FLOWERS)
Res ALSHTADT KINDER SURPRIZE (IMP RUS) (MRS D E WHITEHOUSE)
VHC SHINE A LIGHT DIERVILLA OF ROBINSWOOD (IMP POL)(MRS I PHILLIPS)
Yearling - Dog
Entries: 6 Abs: 0
1st JILJAC TSAR VERY MUCH JW (MR J & MRS L BILLINGHURST) Above
2nd PORTALUTRA THE GLORY (MRS J LIVINGSTON) Above
3rd TAREE SCOVILLE (MR R S HAYWARD)
Res BINGOBONGO GREGORY (MESSERS G R & M A BUCKLE & FLOWERS)
VHC BEAUCAT CHEDDA GEORGE (MR P H & MRS L G NEATE)
Post Graduate - Dog
Entries: 7 Abs: 0
1st WYNDSMOOR MISTER CHIPS AT STARGANG (MS B , MR J & MRS J MORRISON & BLACKBURN BENNETT) Above
2nd TAREE SELWYN (J & D PRESNAIL)
3rd TRIXHUND BELUGA (MR D M LEWIS)
Res BEAUCAT EXFACTOR (MR P H & MRS L G NEATE)
VHC WHITEWEBBS PAINTED BLACK BY WILLOWMIST (MRS C WARD-BLOWER)
Limit - Dog
Entries: 8 Abs: 1
1st STARGANG CRUSOE (MRS E P BLACKBURN)
2nd WALDMEISTER SAMUEL JW (MR B & MS S KUGOW & HOLT)
3rd HOLRIK MISTER MISCHIEF (MRS C & MR N CORNER)
Res WALDMEISTER CHARLIE BROWN AT ARISTODAX (MR & MRS E MCDOWELL)
VHC MOLLONEY OH OH SEVEN VON WISTEX (MISS J STEPHENSON)
Open - Dog
Entries: 11 Abs: 2
1st CH WALDMEISTER JOHNSON J W (MR B & MS S KUGOW & HOLT) Above
2nd CH DEEPDAX OVERDRAFT TOO FAR EMEM (MRS M M DANCE) Above
3rd CH FALLOWMILL BACK AND FETCH JW SHCM (MRS J HOWELLS) Above
Res CH BOTHLYN BRIGADOON JW (MRS E & MISS G FULTON)
VHC CH BASSODON BILBIE (MR K, MRS L & MISS E BLACK)
Good Citizen Dog Scheme - Dog
Entries: 5 Abs: 1
Left to Right
1st ANGELHOLM'S FIGARO (MRS M ADAMS)
2nd HOTWIRE DIDJA EVER (MISS A BAXTER)
3rd MOLLONEY OH OH SEVEN VON WISTEX (MISS J STEPHENSON)
Veteran - Bitch
Entries: 7 Abs: 0
1st CH FOXEARTH FOTO COPY (MR T & MRS B HAYWARD) Above
2nd SAMLANE PINK GIN (MR P J & MRS N F PRICE)
3rd DRAKESLEAT BAHN ANNA (MRS K A & MRS M L SMITH & MOON) Above
Res DRAKESLEAT MATERIAL GIRL AT KANSTUL (MS S A & J C HILL & NIALL)
VHC PALSUZ DREAM TIME (MRS P MILLER)
Special Puppy - Bitch
Entries: 14 Abs: 0
1st BARRATINI HOT GOSSIP (MRS C H DAYKIN) Above
2nd HANISHAN WINNINGWAVES AT GRANHOWARD (MRS P GRANT) Above
3rd TAKE ME TO THE TOP VITORAZ (IMP CZE) (MESSERS G R & M A BUCKLE & FLOWERS) Above
Res JILJAC DOLLI PARDEN (MRS L GOULDING)
VHC HANISHAN WINSOME (MRS S E & MR N R SHONE)
Special Junior - Bitch
Entries: 8 Abs: 0
1st LORDSCAIRNIE LOOK OF LOVE (MRS S F MARSTON-TEAL) Above
2nd EARTHSEAS DARK SORCERY (MR S J & MRS S HUNT) Above
3rd BINGOBONGO BEAN ALONG TIME (MESSERS G R & M A BUCKLE & FLOWERS) Above
Res TEMPLESTOWE SNOOZEULOSE (MRS J J CHUGG)
VHC BENZDEN PRADA (MS B MORRISON)
Yearling - Bitch
Entries: 6 Abs: 1
1st FALLOWMILL ON THE BUTTON JW SHCM (MRS J HOWELLS)
2nd TRIXHUND TATI ROMANOVA (MR D M LEWIS)
3rd RIOBAN FELT FINNISH FOR KMAI JW, IR JUN CH, JD (MS K & MISS K KELLY)
Res BRATENKLIEN I LOVE THE LITTLE THING (MRS S E SHONE)
VHC BOTHLYN INDIGO BLUE AT WISTEX (MRS A STEPHENSON)
Post Graduate - Bitch
Entries: 9 Abs: 0
1st WALDMEISTER MAUD FOR RIGADAC (MISS J M RIGBY)
2nd WALDMEISTER HATTIE (MR B & MS S KUGOW & HOLT)
3rd STARGANG DUSKY MAIDEN TO BENZDEN (MS B MORRISON)
Res SAMLANE WHAT ELSE OF JAKANEM (MRS J A MOBLEY)
VHC FORBELL MAISY MAY (MISS B POWELL)
Limit - Bitch
Entries: 14 Abs: 1
1st JANJAC MAC ZEEN (MRS J & MRS J A MCLEOD & HASSALL) Above
2nd VERRAMI DOMESTIC GODDESS (MRS R E A BARNEY) Above
3rd EMEM CANDY SUNSHINE (MRS M M DANCE) Above
Res VOSSMEAD LOLA ROSE (MRS J M KEMP)
VHC DAXESSIVE JOLEEN JOLEEN (MESSERS G R & M A BUCKLE & FLOWERS)
Open - Bitch
Entries: 13 Abs: 3
1st STARGANG CZARINA (MISS H BLACKBURN-BENNETT) Above
2nd CH LORDSCAIRNIE LOVE LIFE (MRS S F MARSTON-TEAL) Above
3rd CH RIDGEGROVE DIAMOND DOLL (MRS Y ANGEAR) Above
Res IR CH RIOBAN FINE FINNISH (MRS D E WHITEHOUSE)
VHC CH BASSODON DITA VON TEESE (MR K, MRS L & MISS E BLACK)
Good Citizen Dog Scheme - Bitch
Entries: 2 Abs: 0
1st REULEMILL FREYA FRAYWOOD (MISS L & MISS J ADDOO) Above
2nd BOTHLYN INDIGO BLUE AT WISTEX (MRS A STEPHENSON) Above
DOG CHALLENGE Below
BITCH Challenge Below
BEST OF BREED Challenge
I was honoured to be asked to judge my variety of dachshund at Crufts and thank the KC Committee for giving me the opportunity. I thoroughly enjoyed my appointment and it was made even better by my efficient and pleasant stewards Jennifer Hiscox and Bill Evans who kept the ring running smoothly. I t was pleasing to see the number of dogs entered this year as this variety is having to hold back on some breeding until the full test for Lafora is available.
My overall observation of the mini wires represented on the day was that the bitches have greater depth of quality than the dogs, but I was very pleased with my principle winners of both sexes. In the larger bitch classes some very good exhibits went cardless and I was splitting hairs for the top placings. Sound movement was the deciding factor. It was very difficult to judge to type as there are so many exhibits of various types and sizes partly due, I think, to the slightly altered new breed standard, which will take time for breeders to achieve. I was looking for dogs that were the nearest to the breed standard and of the desired weight, had the correct length to height proportions, moved soundly and looked as if they could work if required to do so. A dachshund in miniature not a toy on wheels. I did have to place a few dogs that were obviously over the weight limit but I took that into consideration as a fault as they fulfilled the criteria in every other way. Saying that, there were many well boned and well covered dogs that I would think were around the 10 lb mark. and no thin dogs. So it can be achieved but has to be bred for and considered in future breeding programmes along with everything else like better layback of shoulders, correct length of upper-arms and shorter loins. Many lacked muscle tone and would derive benefit from regular exercise to strengthen their movement. There were a couple of slightly timid dogs but I feel this was due to the lack of ring training and some dogs lost out on being placed higher due to the lack of the desired presentation. Please take note of how the dogs in the higher placings were handled and presented. I cannot finish without mentioning a charming and confident, well turned out 6 year old young lady who showed a dog for the first time, a veteran bitch. Both handler and dog stole our hearts. Fellow exhibitors in the class, stewards and the ringside gave her a well deserved round of applause. I look forward to following her future show career in the ring. That will be one fond memory I will retain as well as seeing my lovely BOB go Group 3 in the Hound Group.
VETERAN D (7) :
1st HOWELLS - FALLOWMILL NUTZ ABOUT TOFFY SHCM Well covered sound brindle of seven and a half years, with masculine head, good coat, deep chest and good ribbing and angulation Moved truly keeping his topline. Well presented. Could still trouble the youngsters.
2nd MURRAY’S - BRINDECKEL FURRARI and 3rd MILLER’S - BOTHLYN TIMEMASTER AT SHARPLAW A close decision between these veterans. Both very similar in looks and larger framed than the winner and were straighter in shoulder and higher in hock. Not such neat packages as Nutzabouttoffee. They both had appealing heads and good outlines.. I placed Furrari over Timemaster as he kept a firmer topline and was more settled on the move although he was over 8 years old. Lovely to see all these well cared for oldies.
SPEC PUPPY D (6)
Although older puppies, they would have all gained benefit from further ring training for showing off their movement – ideally on a loose lead. I don’t want them to be little statues at that age but they need to be shown to advantage.
1st MR K, MRS L & MISS E BLACK’S - BASSODON WESTWOOD 10 month attractive masculine dark brindle with lovely head and expression, good front, coat and topline and well ribbed. Moved out well with his handler. Just needs to strengthen in rear movement and show off attributes a little more when stacked. Plenty of time on his side. .
.2nd GOSNEY’S - STARGANG HUGO'S QUEST Finer built 14 month young man who was higher on the leg than Westwood but had a good head and neck. topline and angulation. A sound little fellow with a lot to offer. His handler needs to give him a little more training to get the best out of him.
3rd MACDONOUGH’S - VARRICH'S BLACK BOB 10 month dark brindle. Again similar remarks apply as to my 2nd, but I placed Black Bob 3rd as I preferred Hugo’s front assembly
SPEC JUN D (6)
A difficult class. All different types and sizes. My first two were litter brothers and sired by the Post. Grad. Winner Wyndsmoor Mister Chips at Stargang.
1st MS B MORRISON’S - BENZDEN ARMANI Well balanced, large framed red with masculine head, good reach of neck and correct shoulders and front. He was well angulated front and rear although I would have preferred lower hocks. He kept a firm topline when moving and standing. Won this class on his more positive movement.
2nd MRS C RUSSELL’S - BENZDEN IZZY MYAKE RUSSTECK Another red. Similar remarks apply as to his brother. I placed him 2nd to Armani as although he moved out well with his handler he was very unsettled on the ground and lost his topline and looked tucked up when standing.
3rd MESSERS G R & M A BUCKLE & FLOWERS - BINGOBONGO GREGORY A smaller brindle package altogether and a little higher on the leg than I prefer but couldn’t be denied his place in this class. He moved well with his handler. Has a lot going for him and I look forward to seeing him when he has matured. Well presented and shown.
YEARLING D (6)
1st Mr J & MRS L BILLINGHURST’S – JILJAC TSAR VERY MUCH JW A promising, happy and good coated dark brindle of correct weight and proportions and with plenty of substance. Appealing masculine head and good neck, shoulders , forechest and angulation both front and back. A good general outline but if anything his tail is set a tad too high. Moved at one with his handler who had presented him so well .Although he needs to strengthen in rear movement he looked great in profile.
2nd MRS J LIVINGSTON’S PORTALUTRA THE GLORY A good brindle dog who scored on his front assembly and rear angulation. Masculine head, good forechest, neck and topline and bend of stifle. Sound mover and another dog that was well handled and presented. I just preferred the compactness of Tsar and his shorter loin.
3rd MR R S HAYWARD’S – TAREE SCOVILLE Lots to like about this young dog but he needs some more training to enable him to show off his attributes. Pleasing masculine head, good coat and well balanced all through.
POST GRAD D (7)
1st MS B, MR J & Mrs J MORRISON & BLACKBURN BENNETT’S – WYNDSMOOR MISTER CHIPS AT STARGANG Another well handled and presented brindle with a good coat, pleasing head and neck, good forechest, shoulder placement and hind angulation. A firm topline standing and moving but hind movement tended to wobble a little as he was such a happy chap he tended to fly his tail. Well deserved his first placing.
2nd J & D PRESNAIL’S – TAREE SELWYN Litter brother to 3rd in Yearling D. Similar remarks as to his brother. A good head and eye, well presented coat and overall sound young man who came into his own shown on a loose lead. Not settled when stacked and therefore lost his outline.
3rd MR D M LEWIS’ – TRIXUND BELUGA A chunky red dog whose coat needed tidying, but red coats are not the easiest to deal with and tend to blow at the wrong time of the year. Pleasing head with correct dark eye and good rear angulation. Not the shoulders or front assembly of Selwyn and although he moved well with his handler he tended to lose his outline when standing. :
LIMIT D (8) :
1st MRS E P BLACKBURN’S – STARGANG CRUSOE A correct sized attractive dark brindle that was only 16 months so showed the full bloom of a young, handsome masculine dog who asked to be admired. A happy and sound outgoing temperament. Classic head and dark eye, good head carriage and length of neck and correct forechest, shoulders and coat with harsh leg hair. He was well balanced all through and had a super outline standing and on the move with good angulation fore and aft and good bend of stifle. Sufficient ground clearance and moved out soundly and with confidence. A real showman and so well handled and presented DCC. :
2nd MR B & MS S KUGOW & HOLT - WALDMEISTER SAMUEL JW Different type to Crusoe but well deserved his place in this class. Higher on the leg and lighter in bone than the winner but a well balanced dog with great brindle coat and harsh leg hair. Good head shape but eyes a tad round, good reach of neck and firm topline standing and on the move. Not the shoulders or forechest of Crusoe and would like to see more angulation fore and aft. So well muscled as all these dogs are from this kennel and moved out soundly and smartly. Another dog that was well presented and handled.
3rd MRS C & MR N CORNER - HOLRIK MISTER MISCHIEF A lot to like about this dog but straighter in shoulder and rear angulation than the winner. Pleasing head and good coat but wasn’t co-operating with his handler too well. Gained his place on his steady movement .
OPEN D (11)
A lovely class of various types. Some worthy champions had to go cardless.
1st MR B & MS S KUGOW & HOLT’S – CH WALDMEISTER JOHNSON JW Interested to see that this dog was sired by Ch Waldmeister Henry JW who was also the sire my 2nd, 3rd, and 4th in Limit D, 5th Jun. B and 1st in P. Grad B and Limit B . A very successful sire for this kennel. Although higher on the leg and had less rear angulation than I prefer he couldn’t be denied his first position .A correct sized, well balanced dog covered in a harsh brindle coat right down to his feet , a really neat package who excelled in his sound movement and positive showing with his handler. Not an eye catcher but a real workmanlike dog with good head and forechest, firm topline which he retained at all times. Res D CC.
2nd MRS M M DANCE’S – CH DEEPDAX OVERDRAFT TOO FAR EMEM A niced sized dark brindle with a good coat and happy temperament. Although I would like a better forechest and bend of stifle he was lovely to go over. Attractive head and good ribbing, short loin and a firm topline standing and moving. Well presented and handled. :
3rd MRS J HOWELLS’ - CH FALLOWMILL BACK AND FETCH JW SHCM Another worthy brindle champion who was well presented and schooled. Good head and neck and well balanced body covered in a good coat. Moved out well with his handler keeping a firm topline and looked good in profile but needs to steady in rear movement. Very close decision between him and Brigadoon placed 4th. I just felt Brigadoon was a little too low to ground.
GOOD CIT D (5)
I placed these dogs on their general conformation and movement and not on what level certificate they had achieved in the Good Citizen Scheme although it is an achievement to both dog and owner to have gained a Bronze upwards. Well done to them all. :
1st MRS M ADAMS’ - ANGELHOLM'S FIGARO Good coated brindle with an attractive masculine head, well balanced body and the best placed shoulders in the class. He moved out well with his handler with a good length of stride. .
2nd MISS A BAXTER’S - HOTWIRE DIDJA EVER A well handled lighter brindle but didn’t have the overall balance and body shape of Figaro. A little unsettled in movement.
3rd MISS J STEPHENSON’S - MOLLONEY OH OH SEVEN VON WISTEX A bigger framed darker brindle who didn’t have the firm topline of my 1st and 2nd and was also a little long in loin. A lot to like about him and had an attractive masculine head.
VETERAN B (7)
A lovely class of well turned out veteran ladies. All a credit to their owners for keeping them in such fit condition. I was splitting hairs and age played a part in my placings.
1st MR T & MRS B HAYWARD’S – CH FOXEARTH FOTO COPY A well covered bitch with an excellent harsh red coat with good facial furnishings. Feminine head with clean strong teeth, good reach of neck, forechest and well placed shoulders. Well balanced all through with correct angulation front and back. Moved out well. Just tended to dip a tad in topline in the challenge. I took into consideration that she was up to size but her general conformation, presentation and being 9 years old I considered that she deserved her placing. :
2nd MR P J & MRS N F PRICE’S - SAMLANE PINK GIN Another well presented and handled fit 7 year old who was unlucky to meet Foto Copy in such fine fettle. Lovely bitch with a good coat, feminine head, good teeth and well balanced body and outline which she held standing and moving. She moved out well with her handler in a very positive manner.
3rd MRS K A & MRS M L SMITH & MOON’S - DRAKESLEAT BAHN ANNA This 7 year old black/tan was confidently handled by her 6 year old handler who I talked about at the head of this write-up. I hope to see both of them again in the ring in the future – perhaps junior handling? Compact bitch, not the front or jacket of my first two and higher in hock, but an attractive veteran not showing her years. Feminine head and eye, good reach of neck and well balanced all through. She kept her topline standing and moving and moved out well for her young handler.
SPEC PUPPY B (14)
Many promising puppies of various types and sizes. I will follow their progress with interest. :
1st MRS C H DAYKIN’S - BARRATINI HOT GOSSIP Attractive 14 month well coated dark brindle of the correct size. Feminine head and eye, good front , correct topline and underline and front and rear angulation. She moved out positively and smartly with her handler keeping a well balanced and good outline. I would like to see her more relaxed when stacked as she tended to straighten at both ends. Well handled and presented. She won BP over the dog on her more positive movement.
2nd MRS P GRANT’S - HANISHAN WINNINGWAVES AT GRANHOWARD Good coated and presented 11 month brindle who worked well with her handler. Similar remarks apply as to Hot Gossip but was just a little higher on the leg. Well balanced all through. A lot to like about her. Another puppy who tended to straighten at the back when standing but kept a good topline when moving. Just preferred the winners overall movement on the day.
3rd MESSERS G R & M A BUCKLE & FLOWERS’ - TAKE ME TO THE TOP VITORAZ (IMP CZE) Another good coated, well presented 11 month promising puppy built on smaller lines but still well off for bone. Appealing head and eye, good forechest, topline and angulation. She came into her own on the move as she tended to be a little unsettled on the ground. Time on her side. It was a close decision between the first three.
SPEC JUN B (8)
A class of young bitches of mixed types and sizes. :
1st MRS S F MARSTON-TEAL’S - LORDSCAIRNIE LOOK OF LOVE A promising young bitch with good coat and pleasing overall outline which she kept standing and on the move.. Feminine head, good reach of neck, shoulder placement and angulation. Well presented and moved soundly with her handler maintaing he firm topline. She won this class with ease on her general movement.
2nd MR S J & MRS S HUNT’S - EARTHSEAS DARK SORCERY Lower to the ground and heavier boned dark brindle bitch with good head and neck, well sprung ribbing and moved out steadily but not so positive as Look of Love as she needs to strengthen behind, although looked good in profile.
3rd MESSERS G R & M A BUCKLE & FLOWERS’ - BINGOBONGO BEAN ALONG TIME Another feminine brindle bitch with good coat and everything there in a small package. She moved out well with her handler but tended not to be so settled on the ground and did not show off her attributes to full advantage.
YEARLING B (6)
1st MRS J HOWELLS – FALLOWMILL ON THE BUTTON JW SHCM A neat well proportioned young bitch with good coat and general outline. Pleasing head and neck, good front, topline and angulation . Well presented and moved positively with her handler.
2nd MR DM LEWIS - TRIXHUND TATI ROMANOVA This exhibit has the same sire as my BOB and is litter sister to 3rd in P Grad D. Attractive red, whose coat could have been a little tidier, with feminine head and dark eye, good forechest and front and rear angulation. A lot to like about her and moved steadilyl with her handler but not so positively as On The Button.
3rd MS & MISS K KELLY – RIOBAN FELT FINNISH FOR KMAI JW. IR JUN CH,JD Promising young brindle bitch with a good coat and pleasing overall construction. Correct head, neck and forechest and topline. Well angulated and she came into her own when on the move. Handler needs to get her to relax on the table to enable her to show off her attributes to full advantage.
POST GRAD B (9) :
A close decision between the first two. :
1st MISS J M RIGBY’S - WALDMEISTER MAUD FOR RIGADAC A well handled happy bitch that was lovely to go over. A good front assembly, bend of stifle and angulation and length of ribbing. Pleasing outline which she retained on the move. A lot to like about her and well deserved her placing.
2nd MR B & MS S KUGOW & HOLT’S - WALDMEISTER HATTIE Another girl with a lovely temperament, although a little higher on the leg than I prefer she couldn’t be denied this placing for her overall quality. Good head, neck, shoulders and topline and overall balance. The whole of her well muscled body, including legs and feet, covered in a great coat. Moved smartly.
3rd MS B MORRISON’S - STARGANG DUSKY MAIDEN TO BENZDEN A heavier boned very likeable and balanced bitch with a deep chest and good general outline. Moved out well and looked good in profile but tended to lose her topline when standing.
LIMIT B (14)
Lovely class of quality bitches . More close decisions. :
1st MRS J & MRS J A MCLEOD & HASSALL’S - JANJAC MAC ZEEN When I talk about good presentation this bitch was presented so well – hardly a hair out of place but she did have a great brindle jacket. I liked her a lot and considered her very closely in the challenge. Her time will certainly come. She was well covered and of the correct size and had a feminine head, correct shoulders and good length of ribbing and strong backend with good angulation at both ends. Moved soundly for her handler especially in profile. Well handled to get the best out of her.
2nd MRS R E A BARNEY’S - VERRAMI DOMESTIC GODDESS Similar remarks apply to this brindle bitch as to the winner except her coat was of the right texture but not so harsh. A well put together bitch with feminine head and good reach of neck, forechest and bend of stifle. One to be admired and although she moved well she wasn’t so settled as Maczeen.
3rd MRS M M DANCE’S - EMEM CANDY SUNSHINE A lighter brindle bitch of correct size and shape, was well muscled and had a lovely temperament. Again a bitch with a feminine head, good shoulders and firm topline but didn’t have the forechest of Maczeen and Domestic Goddess. When moved she kept a pleasing outline. Well handled and presented.
OPEN B (13)
A quality class where good bitches had to go cardless. :
1st MISS H BLACKBURN-BENNETT’S - STARGANG CZARINA This was my find of the day and for such a young bitch she showed calmly and with panache and wasn’t a bit over awed in the big ring in the Group. A real trooper and a credit to her young handler as she didn’t put a foot wrong and kept her lovely outline even when standing naturally in the ring. The more I looked at her the more I liked her. An eye- catching bitch especially when seen in the Hound Group - a good representative for the mini wires. Quality red bitch with good textured coat and so well presented. Well boned and with sufficient ground clearance. Appealing, feminine head with dark eyes, good front and reach of neck flowing into good shoulders and firm topline. Correct angulation fore and aft, low set hocks and lovely hammy hindquarters. Her front movement sometimes went a tad close but moved parallel and strongly from behind with long strides when viewed in profile. Well handled. A dachshund in miniature. BCC BOB & Group 3.
2nd MRS S F MARSTON-TEAL’S - CH LORDSCAIRNIE LOVE LIFE A well constructed quality brindle bitch built on classic lines. One to be proud of and a worthy champion. She also had a feminine head, good front assembly and feet, layback of shoulder and good length of ribbing and correct topline and underline. Well presented and handled although she was a little unsettled in the challenge. Very unlucky to meet Czarina in such good form.. The deciding factor was the showmanship and strong hind movement of the winner. Res BCC.
3rd MRS Y ANGEAR’S - CH RIDGEGROVE DIAMOND DOLL Another lovely champion who was so well handled and presented as they all are from this kennel. Seemed a little unsettled early on but then got into her stride and put her all into it. Another bitch built on classic lines and held her good outline at all times. A pleasing head, but would have preferred a little more strength of foreface, good reach of neck and correct shoulders. Well balanced with good angulation and firm topline standing and moving. Sound movement coming and going and in profile.
GOOD CIT B (2) :
1st MISS L & MISS J ADDOO’S - REULEMILL FREYA FRAYWOOD A happy dark brindle with a pleasing head and dark eye, good front but shoulders a little straight. Moved out strongly with her handler if a little close behind. She won this class on her more sound movement and outgoing temperament.
2nd MRS A STEPHENSON’S - BOTHLYN INDIGO BLUE AT WISTEX A well presented lighter brindle with good head and pleasing outline and good depth and spring of rib but would like a little more angulation. She kept her topline on the move but needs to gain a little more confidence in the show ring. Both bitches should be proud of their achievements in the Good Citizen Scheme.