Dachshund (Smooth Haired)

Judge: Mr Ian Seath (Sunsong)

Dog CC : MCCARTHY, Ch Seatris Laced with Success
Res Dog CC: GOAD Rosanport the Illusionist
Bitch CC  :  TURNER Ch Marictur Miss Midnight
Res Bitch CC  : HUNT Ch Carpaccio Diamond Eclipse
Best Puppy : ARMSTRONG Lauralee Turn Back Time
Best Veteran: HUNT Ch Carpaccio Diamond Eclipse

BEST OF BREED : TURNER Ch Marictur Miss Midnight Also Best in Show

Minor Puppy Dog
1st: BURKE & MANSTON Bonavoir the Waxies Dargle
2nd: WALKLEY Churchoak Red Adair
3rd: ARMSTRONG Lauralee Golden Boots

Puppy Dog (3 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: WALKLEY Churchoak Cardinalsin
2nd: NORTON Matzell Master Mariner
3rd: WILBERG & BLACKBURN-BENNETT Coupduvent Del Conteverde at Kanix (Imp)

Junior Dog (6 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: MACDONALD Carpaccio Black Out at Bensarka
2nd: MCCARTHY Seatris Mixed to Match
3rd: HARRIS Smooth Operator
Res: EALES & TITE, Lauralee The X Factor
VHC: BURKE & MANSTON Bonavoir Molton Brown

Post Graduate Dog (5 Entries) Abs: 1
1st:  JOY Rosenket Hot Property with Moralisa
2nd: PUNTER, Welcumen Kiss Me Quick
3rd: JEFFERY Rosenket Heir Apparent at Andax
Res: HARRIS & KENDALL Son of the Traveller

Limit Dog (7 Entries) Abs: 0
1st:  GOAD Rosanport the Illusionist
2nd: EALES & TITE, Lauralee Role of Honour Via Rijobeau
3rd: HUNT, Carpaccio Black Sabbath
Res: STANTON Hampdach Hot Topic
VHC: DENT Lauralee Dylan Thomas von Dachstein

Open Dog (4 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: MCCARTHY, Ch Seatris Laced with Success
2nd: COOPER, Ch Sontag Simon Le Bone JW
3rd: ARMSTRONG Lauralee Lloyd George
Res: HARRIS Hung Ch Marictur Moliere

Veteran Dog (4 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: LOVICK GIBBS Ch Roleta Playwright
2nd: BETHEL Ch/Aus Ch Laen Rumourz Run Riot at Hampdach
3rd: JEFFERY Rosenket What a Wizard at Andax ShCM
Res: WOLAGE Matzell Marmaduke

Minor Puppy Bitch (8 Entries) Abs: 2
1st:  ARMSTRONG Lauralee Turn Back Time
2nd: NORTON, Matzell Maid of Honour
3rd: WALKLEY Churchoak Modesy Blazes
Res: JONES Matzell Moons Maiden Voyage with Indizak
VHC: BURKE & MANSTON Bonavoir Clonmore

Puppy Bitch (4 Entries) Abs: 1
1st:  BETHEL Hampdach Dulcina
2nd: PUNTER Welcumen Returned Kiss
3rd: STANTON Hampdach Claudia

Junior Bitch (6 Entries) Abs: 2
1st:  TURNER Marictur Uptown Madam
2nd: BETHEL Hampdach Alinga
3rd: LOVICK-GIBBS Roleta Remember When
Res: MELBOURNE Lauralee Take That to Melriding

Post Graduate Bitch (5 Entries) Abs: 0
1st:  HINWOOD Longmel Double Truffle
2nd: BRITT Undeg Starlight Von Ryepiece
3rd: EALES & TITE Rijobeau Ready to Rumble
Res: TRAFFORD Dabrenhof Sally Ann
VHC: HOLBURN Phaeland Some Dreamer

Limit Bitch (5 Entries) Abs: 2
1st:  BETHEL Nimik Corroboree Dreamtime Imp
2nd: BRITT Bonavoir Queen Bee
3rd: KERRY Rosanport September Morn at Kireton

Open Bitch (5 Entries) Abs: 2
1st:  TURNER Ch Marictur Miss Midnight
2nd: NORTON, Ch Matzell Melua
3rd: HARRIS Hung Ch Shiva Von Edlem Gemut

Veteran Bitch (1 Entries) Abs: 0
1st:  HUNT Ch Carpaccio Diamond Eclipse



My thanks to the exhibitors for such a good entry, which made for an interesting day. Overall I felt the dogs were much stronger than the bitches. I was looking for hounds that could step out with drive and that were not heavy in front with over exaggerated forechests. Too many bitches seemed to be narrow and lacking in bone, there also seemed to be more bitches who were shy on the table and reluctant to be handled. One bitch class presented me with a real dilemma because of temperaments and the extent to which I should penalise behaviour over conformation. I feel strongly that Dachshunds should be bold and good tempered. If they cannot be handled by a judge on the table, that is not acceptable. Similarly, if they speed round the ring, looking flashy, but actually frightened out of their wits, that too is unacceptable. MPD. (3). 1. Burke’s, Bonavoir the Waxies Dargle. Handsome 7 months old red dog. Looks lovely posed. He has good length and overall balance. Good forechest, keel and length of ribbing compared with others in this class. Nicely angulated behind and he moved very true going away. Confident mover. 2. Walkley’s, Churchoak Red Adair. Shorter type than winner and not quite the hind angulation. Very good front construction. Nice head and good reachy neck. Beat third on overall elegance and more free flowing movement. 3. Armstrong’s, Lauralee Golden Boots. PD. (3). 1. Walkley’s, Churchoak Cardinalsin. Promising 9 months old chocolate whose driving movement front and rear put him ahead of second. Very good forechest, elegant neck. Good length of upper arm and nice tight fitting elbows. Firm topline held on the move and tidy underline. His maturity and steadier movement put him ahead of MPD to win BPD. 2. Norton’s, Matzell Master Mariner. Looked super when stacked and presented a lovely balanced picture. I did prefer his size to winner. However he did not have the drive behind that I was looking for. Good topline held on the move. More of the finished picture than third. 3. Wilberg and Blackburn-Bennett’s, Coupduvent Del Conteverde at Kanix. JD. (6). 1. MacDonald’s, Carpaccio Black Out at Bensarka. A well balanced young dog who was seriously in contention in the challenge. Loved his elegance and overall balance, both stacked and moving. Good length of ribbing. Well angulated behind. Best movement in this class, coming and going away. 2. McCarthy’s, Seatris Mixed to Maatch. Another dog with good overall balance, but tended to lose his topline a bit when moving. Elegant head and neck with good forechest. Perhaps a bit over angulated behind. Slightly lower to ground than winner but better length and balance than third. 3. Harris’s, Smooth Operator. PGD. (5). 1. Joy’s, Rosanket Hot Property with Morailsa. Striking chocolate dog whose movement set him apart in this class. Would prefer him a shade smaller. Really held his topline well at all times. Nice front construction and well angulated behind, used to drive with purpose. Good length of ribbing and neat underline. Not cut up at all. 2. Punter’s, Welcumen Kiss Me Quick. Smaller type than winner and much more the size I would prefer. Well made in front, reachy neck. Good forechest and length of upper arm, in particular. Liked his hind angulation and movement. Not the substance of winner and was perhaps narrower all through than would be desired. However, his elegance put him ahead of third. 3. Jeffery’s, Rosnaket Heir Apparent at Andax. LD. (7). 1. Goad’s, Rosanport the Illusionist. This dog appealed to me because he has nothing over exaggerated and he is a good size, not too big. He has a good front and does not suffer the narrowness that seems to be prevalent in too many exhibits. Good length of upper arm and nice, tight fitting elbows. Moved absolutely parallel coming and going away. RCC. 2. Eales and Tite’s, Lauralee Role of Honour via Rijobeau. Very free moving dog in profile but moved slightly close behind when moving away from me. Good forechest, elegant neck. Firm topline and neat tidy underline. Again a good size. 3. Hunt’s, Carpaccio Black Sabbath. OD. (4). 1. McCarthy’s, Ch. Seatris Laced with Success. This handsome b/t dog was a joy to watch moving round the ring in profile. He steps out with drive and can really cover the ground. Good overall type and balance. Not over exaggerated in forechest. Well angulated behind. Holds his topline at all times. Good bone and substance. He put it all in on the day and his confident temperament and lovely profile movement made him a worthy winner of the CC. 2. Cooper’s, Ch. Sontag Simon Le Bone JW. Another well made dog. Although not as confident and outgoing as winner. Good front construction. Held his topline well. He has rather more hind angulation than winner which he uses to good effect on the move. More elegant, more ground clearance and free flowing movement than third. 3. Armstrong’s, Lauralee Lloyd George. VD. (4). 1. Lovick-Gibbs’, Ch. Roleta Playwright. 8 years old. Lovely sized b/t with a good front construction. He moved well both coming and going away. Good forechest. Topline held well on the move. I was fascinated to see that this worthy Champion is the size of both my CC winners. 2. Bethel’s, Ch/Aus Ch. Lean Rumourz Run Riot at Hampdach. A much more rangy type than winner with very good length. Good length of ribbing and tidy underline. I liked his hind movement going away from me, but felt he moved slightly wide coming towards me. 3. Jeffery’s, Rosenket What a Wizard at Andax. MPB. (8). 1. Armstrong’s, Lauralee Turn Back Time. I was impressed with this young bitch who presented a good balanced picture in profile. Most of the other young bitches were very disappointing. Good head and reachy neck, which gave her a more elegant look than second. Perhaps a bit more forechest than I prefer. Best mover in this class. Held a good topline. 2. Norton’s, Matzell Maid of Honour. Moved well going away but moved wider coming towards me. Preferred her size and substance to third which was a taller type and less mature. 3. Walkley’s, Churchoak Modesty Blazes. PB. (4). 1. Bethel’s, Hampdach Dulcina. Elegant red bitch who looks lovely in profile and has a firm topline and really neat, flowing underline. Good tight fitting elbows. Was a bit narrow all through for my liking. Better length than second. Moved true going away from me. 2. Punter’s, Welcumen Returned Kiss. Shorter type and still quite immature. Good topline and tidy underline. Not cut up. Hind movement going away was not as parallel as winner. 3. Stanton’s, Hampdach Claudia. JB. (6). 1. Turner’s, Marictur Uptwon Madam. Good sized b/t bitch who was well balanced overall. Good topline and underline. Elegant neck. Not over exaggerated in forechest. Would prefer a bit more underline. Elegant neck. Not over exaggerated n forechest. Would prefer a bit more width. 2. Bethel’s Hampdach Alinga. Elegant red with good length, topline and underline. Preferred her hind angulation to winner. Did not have the confidence of winner and would also prefer a bit more width. 3. Lovick-Gibbs’, Roleta Remember When. PGB. (5). 1. Hinwood’s, Longmel Double Truffle. An easy winner in a middle of the road class. Correct size and nothing over exaggerated anywhere. Good front with tight fitting elbows. Elegant neck. Good depth of body and tidy underline. Lovely temperament. Moved well. 2. Britt’s, Undeg Starlight von Ryepiece. Bigger and taller type than winner. Good forechest. Tight fitting legs. Not the bone of hind angulation of winner. 3. Eales and Tite’s, Rijobeau Ready to Rumble. LB. (5). 1. Bethel’s, Nimik Corroboree Dreamtime (Imp). A nicely balanced looking bitch but she is clearly not enjoying a show career and making it very hard for her handler, because of her temperament. She is elegant, with good reach of neck and good front construction. Slightly tucked up underline. Moves well which put her ahead of second. 3. Burke’s, Bonavoir Queen Bee. A more compact type than winner with nothing exaggerated and a good size. Very confident but did not move with the hind drive of winner and was looser in elbow. 3. Kerry’s, Rosanport September Morn at Kireton. OB. (5). 1. Turner’s, Ch. Marictur Miss Midnight. My taped comments for this class winner started with the words ‘At last”. I had been pretty disappointed with the bitches thus far. B/t of really good size (22lbs I’m told) and she looks superb either stacked or moving. Excells in front construction. Elegant reachy neck. Good topline and tidy underline. Moves absolutely true both coming and going and it was her hind movement going away that gave her the edge over the dog for Best of Breed. CC and BOB. Delighted to see her go on to BIS. 2. Norton’s, Ch. Matzell Melua. Slightly heavier and longer type than winner, but clearly a quality bitch. Elegant neck and well constructed in front. Perhaps a bit over angulated behind. Moved well. Had better length and angulation at both ends than third. 3. Harris’s, Hung Ch. Shiva Von Edlem Gemut. VB. (1). 1 Hunt’s, Ch. Carpaccio Diamond Eclipse. Very well made 7 year old b/t bitch with super front construction. Moved true in both directions RCC.

Ian J Seath