Judge : Tom Mathers


Best in Show

BIS - Zena Thorn Andrew's Ch Drakesleat Too Gud to Be True MW

RBIS - Daniel Robert's Ch Swansford Gregorydor SL

Best Puppy in Show

BPIS - Michael Paget & Gary Carroll's Marvale Red Cardinal MS

RBPIS - Matthew's Sonham Saucy Saffron SW

Best Veteran in Show

BVIS - Janet Geeson's Ch/Bel/Lux/Int Ch Abydachs Giving Off Sparks SL


Many thanks to the Officers and Committee of the Lancashire and Cheshire for the opportunity to judge my first BIS at a sub-group show. The breed judges had sent forward some excellent examples of the breed and I thoroughly enjoyed the appointment. Best in Show From a lovely line-up I chose the Miniature Wire-Haired Dachund, Thorn Andrews’ Ch. Drakesleat Too Gud To Be True. This four year old bitch was in peak form and condition. Rock steady on the table with a really lovely head and expression. Her forehand is exemplary with good elbows, strength of bone and nicely padded feet. Well ribbed with sufficient ground clearance and some strength over the loins. Free moving with some strength and drive from her excellent quarters. Very good jacket. Her lovely temperament and vivacity was evident for all to see and this tipped the scales in her favour. Reserve Best in Show was Roberts’ Long-Haired Dachshund, Ch. Swansford Gregorydor. I admired him just a few months ago in the Puppy Groups at Leeds and he is maturing well and fulfilling all his earlier promise. Presents a lovely outline standing with his good carriage and deportment. Good forehand with well developed forechest. Excellent body which is well ribbed and short, strong loin. Moved well with an easy flowing action. Best Puppy in Show was Paget & Carroll’s Miniature Smooth, Marvale Red Cardinal. An impressive youngster who presents a lovely outline both on the ground and on the table. Good length of head, dark sparkling eyes, strong jaw. Nicely crested neck and good forequarters. Good body with some breadth over the rump. Moved well with an easy positive action. Reserve BPIS was Matthews’ Sonham Saucy Saffron. A lovely Wire-Haired bitch who is so pleasing to handle. Very typical head and expression. Good bone, legs and feet. Strong well ribbed body and very good quarters. Should have a bright future. Finally, my Best Veteran in Show was Geeson’s Ch. Bel. Lux. Int. Ch. Abydachs Giving Off Sparks. Lovely feminine head and expression. Dark, clear eyes, good dentition. Excellent forehand with good bone, lovely feet with strong, well-manicured nails. Prominent forechest with lovely body with some ground clearance. Not over coated and this allowed her to show off her flowing, sound action. Judge: Tom Mather