Crufts 2009 Results
The difficulty all judges faced on the day was
having to judge dogs that had qualified under a no longer acceptable breed
standard against the new recently issued revised standard. In some breeds the
new standards contained ‘major’ differences. The revised Dachshund standard
contains changes in emphasis that had to be taken into account on the day. The
now defunct description: Long and Low can no longer define the appearance of the
breed. The new standard now requires a dog to be Moderately Long and Low with no
exaggeration, etc. Height at the withers should be half of the body length,
measured from the breast bone to the rear of thigh. This change, obviously, will
have significant impact on future breeding plans as clearly “long and low” was
still the general appearance of the exhibits, having qualified under the
previous standard. The concept of ‘Low’ needs to be defined by some measure (in
the same context as length is measured) within the new Standard’s reference to
ground clearance to allow free movement; if the dog is to be fit for purpose, it
must have adequate distance between the lowest point of the keel and the ground,
otherwise it will be incapable of hunting the prey underground in a crouched
position, which is the purpose of the breed. The late Rene Gail (Womak Smooths),
always defined the clearance required as “four fingers between the keel and the
ground” - not many exhibits would have passed that test on the day! The most
important factor that determines placings is movement. No matter how good the
exhibit looks standing, movement highlights fitness, e.g. whether the dog is
overweight, breathless. It also confirms the judges on the table examination as
to correct construction, eg forequarters/hindquarters with sound parallel
movement. Regrettably, the movement of a few was unacceptable. Finally,
something I have never had to refer to before in my critique. Apparantly sthe
story circulates within the Dachshund Bailiwick that whilst judging I was bitten
by one of the exhibits! THISIS NOTTRUE!
VD(4, 1) 1 Stockport Lewis &Eddies’ Topthorne Koko. Choc/tan, lovely reach of neck, good shoulders and nice length. 2 Wolage’s Ch Matzell Marmaduke. Red, showed well with good outline both standing and moving. 3 Wolage’s Matzell Moritz. Red.
Sp PD(3) 1 Hunt’s Lauralee Living Daylights At Carpaccio. B/t, nice head/reach of neck, into good shoulders, good topline, both standing and moving, pleased to award him BP. 2 Hedges’ Silandajo Any Dream Will Do. B/t, smaller type with fine bone, very pleasing movement. 3 Brettell’s Hampdach Rich Legacy At Diminudax. B/t, good bone, good size, lots to like about him, did not show to advantage - pity!
Sp JD(2) 1 McNaughton’s Cedavoch Born To Boogie. Red, lovely head carriage, nice topline, good bone and sound movement. 2 Brettell’s Hampdach Rich Legacy At Diminudax. B/t.
PGD(9, 3) Movement determined all placings in this class. 1 Britt’s Ryepiece Royal Wurka. 2 Starkey’s Carpaccio Top Of The Class At Hamoura. B/t. 3 Linacre’s Cavalleria Rusticana. Red. LD(8, 1) 1 Cooper &Kerry’s Sontag Sir Cumference Of Kireton. B/t, lovely outline and size befitting the new standard! Lovely coat, sound standing and moving, nice head and reach of neck. Well done! 2 Bethel’s Hampdach Pyrrus. Red, lots to like about him, just preferred outline of the winner on the move. 3 McNaughton’s Cedavoch Honour Bound. B/t, another pleasing dog to make a nice trio to top this class.
OD(10, 3) 1 Rawson’s Rosenket Kaptain Kirk. B/t, to award the Challenge Certificate to any dog together with BOB it must tick all the boxes! This dog scored in all departments and some!I am pleased to learn that Kaptain Kirk has been, due to his win today, promoted to Champion. Well done! CC and BOB. 2 Cooper’s Ch Sontag Simon Le Bone JW. B/t, this dog catches your eye the moment he enters the ring, he has that style and quality that takes your memory back to the great champions of 20 years or so ago! A worthy Champion, a great sire and father of both CC winners today. RCC. 3 Henningsen &Allen’s Ch/Am Ch Jagie’s I Love The Nightlife. Red, sound in all aspects, however, I would have preferred more bone.
Good Citizen D (1) 1 Cooper &Kerry’s Sontag Sir Cumference of Kireton. B/t.
VB(1) 1 Dalgety’s Ch Thundergay Lady Be Good. B/t, looked well for her age, good free, sound movement, good bone, a worthy Champion.
Sp PB(3, 1) 1 Seago’s Roleta Prestige Lotus. Choc/tan, pleasing and promising puppy, showed well. 2 Furber‘s Dorysa Hattitude. B/t, looked well standing, on the day did not move as well as first.
Sp JB(6, 2) 1 McNaughton’s Cedavoch I Love To Boogie. Shaded red, good size, sound movement, good forequarters, topline and hindquarters. 2 Turner’s Marictur Moulin Rouge. Shaded red, same remarks apply as above. 3 Stockport Lewis &Eddies’ Vomgolf Witches Cauldron. B/t, finer boned than first and second.
PGB(12, 3) 1 Nevitt’s Churchoak Nun’s Naughtier At Swynol. Choc/tan, a very pleasing bitch, good outline both standing and moving, good bone, sound movement, forequarters and hindquarters with firm drive. Lots to like! 2 Graham’s Roleta Red Letter Day For Gameron. Shaded red, similar remarks to first apply to this bitch, very nice. 3 Jones’ Hampdach Rich Returns With Indizak. B/t, smaller type, good on the move, would have liked to see more bone.
LB(12, 2) 1 Walkley’s Churchoak’s Modesty Blaze. Shaded red, nice size and good outline, nice head, reach of neck, good movement, challenged hard for the CC, pleased to award her the RCC. Well done. 2 Turner’s Marictur Uptown Madam JW. B/t, showed well, nice head and reach of neck, good shoulders, topline and hindquarters, sound movement. 3 Rawson’s Churchoak Some Like It Hot At Rosenket. Choc/tan, lots to like, sound movement, showed well.
OB(8, 2) 1 Rawson’s Rosenket Krystal Singer. B/t, litter sister to BOB, same remarks apply, two lovely examples of the breed. CC. 2 Hunt’s Ch Carpaccio Precious Pearl JW. B/t, a worthy champion, put up a hard fight for the ticket, sadly not her day today. 3 Bethel’s Ch Hampdach Alinga JW. Red, another worthy champion in a very high standard class. Well done.
S. A. Lund