The Ladies Kennel Association 2018
Dachshund (Miniature Smooth-haired)
Geraldine Brace (Xemxija)
I was delighted with my entry of this lovely breed. I found there was quite a variety in type. Heads were mostly very good. Teeth were clean, no bad mouths or kinked tails. The rear action of some was not good and high stepping front action was an issue, as was long hocks and flat feet. There was, however, good body condition throughout. Some decisions were close and some tricky, I'm sure many will often change places. I was pleased with my winners and particularly my top winners.
MPD (4) 1 Mason's Teckeltown Something Magic. 7 months old b/t baby. Attractive head and dark eye. Strong neck, good shoulders. Firm muscled body, well angulated rear. Moved hesitantly at first but soon settled keeping a good topline. 2 Hunt's Wolferlow George Brown At Carpaccio. Another 7 months old youngster. Attractive head and expression. Good front assembly, ribbing and quarters. Held a good topline on the move. 3 Al-Kudsi's Swingletrees Tumbling Dice.
PD (5, 1) 1 Barrett's Ayseebee Twinkling Star. A very smart b/t. Nice head and eye, good front assembly, keel and ribbing. Strong quarters, firm topline. Moved and showed with ease. BPD. 2 Bullis' Amaffrey Betcha By Golly Wow. Attractive b/t. All the attributes of first, but not quite as settled on the move. 3 Mason's Teckeltown Something Magic.
JD (5) 1 Mitchell's Bronia Biaggio. Balanced, elegant b/t. Excels in type and size without exaggeration. Classic conical head and dark almond shaped eyes. Clean arched neck into well placed shoulders. Excellent prosternum, muscular body, ribbed well back to short strong loin. Muscular well angulated quarters, tight feet, legs well under. Strode easily around the ring with strong forward reach and drive from behind and a firm topline. CC & BOB. 2 Protheroe's Royalmaple Fiddle Sticks. Smart b/t. Handsome head, dark eyes, good shoulder placement, length and depth of ribbing. Well developed body, good angulation. Moved out soundly keeping a firm topline. 3 Melbourne, Paget & Carroll's Marvale In Cahoots With Melriding.
PGD (5, 4) 1 Shutt's Melriding Captain Cook Of Donnadoon. 17 mths red brindle. Elegant head and dark eye. Correct shoulders, keel and ribbing. Kept a good topline on the move. Stood alone but deserved his placement.
LD (6, 2) I did not award any places in this class. On the day I felt for a Limit Class the exhibits should have had more merit.
OD (6, 1) 1 Protheroe's Ch Royalmaple Anky Panky. Eyecatching red, 4 yr old. Lovely to go over, nothing overdone, very well balanced. Attractive masculine head with a dark eye. Arched neck onto well placed shoulders. Excellent prosternum and front and rear angulations. Good bone and feet. His easy free movement won him this class. RCC. 2 Barrett's Ch Ayseebee Rumour Has It. B/t, 4 yr old. Masculine head and alert expression. Balanced throughout with excellent bone and angulations. Moved around the ring effortlessly and powerfully. 3 Blackburn-Bennett's Stargang Barracuda.
MPB (12, 5) 1 Gleave's Stargang Krystal Kisses. Smart 8 months b/t. Lovely head and dark eye, good front assembly, keel and ribbing. Moved and showed well for such a baby. 2 Roberts & Smith's Inkums Hot Gossip At Rayol. B/t. Sweet head and dark eye. Good bone and body. Moved steadily and showed her heart out to get her place in this strong class. 3 Mason's Teckeltown You're The One.
PB (12, 2) 1 Bullis' Amaffrey Good Golly Ms Molly. Attractive b/t. Pretty feminine head. Good forequarters, prominent keel. Kept a good topline on the move. BP & BP. 2 Mutton's Montone Be Brave. Shaded red girl. Pretty head and eye. Good reach of neck. Well off for bone. Good topline, moved true out and back. 3 Williams & Moes' Cwmdarhian Too Darn Hot.
JB (13, 2) 1 Reed's Deercroft Daybreak. 17 months b/t. Feminine head, dark almond eyes. Good length and depth of ribbing. Correct angulation fore and aft. Sound and balanced, good bone, tight feet and a fit, well muscled body. Moved out with drive keeping a firm topline. 2 Hunt's Carpaccio Clarice Cliff JW. Elegant b/t. Feminine head and expression. Well constructed front assembly, good length of ribbing, strong hindquarters. Balanced throughout. Kept a firm top line on the move. 3 Callow's Garthorne Grace Kelly.
PGB (13, 5) 1 Reed's Deercroft Daybreak. 2 Blackburn-Bennett's Stargang Song Of Ice N'fire. Attractive b/t. Pleasing head and eye, good front assembly, length and depth of ribbing. Nice bone and feet. Sound front and rear movement. 3 Bequet & Darby's Stargang Liquorice Twist At Bescott.
LB (10, 1) 1 Protheroe's Picollo Teckel Never Say Never At Royalmaple (Imp).Elegant b/t. Feminine conical head with a dark eye. Arched neck. Excellent front assembly, good keel and ribbing. Firm strong loin and hindquarters. Her easy free movement won her this class. 2 Worswick's Dolyharp Sonata. Attractive red. Honest, sound hound with a lovely outline. Nothing exaggerated, everything angled as you would want it. Moved smartly keeping a good topline. Balanced both stacked and on the move. 3 Blackburn's Stargang Simply The Best.
OB (12, 1) 1 Williams & Moes' Ch Cwmdarhian Party Lika Rushn. Ultra feminine shaded red. Classic conical head, keen dark almond eye, lovely expression. Arched neck into correct shoulders. Super prosternum, oval ribbing extending well back. Not too long in loin and with good angulation on her firm quarters. Balanced with an elegant outline when stacked, on the move she has reach, drive and presence. Presented in gleaming condition. 2 Callow's Ch Garthorne Miss Toffee. Lovely shaded red. Conical head, well angulated shoulders, good prosternum and super ribbing. Compact and balanced, well angulated quarters. Moved around the ring with ease keeping a good outline. RCC. 3 Hunt's Ch Carpaccio Midnight Lace JW ShCM.
VB (2, 1) 1 Neill-Fraser's Ch Siouxline Thomasina JW. 8 years old b/t. Shown in lovely condition, correct in all departments. Moved smartly showing a clean pair of heels. BV.
GCB (3, 1) 1 Neill-Fraser's Ch Siouxline Thomasina JW. I was later told she has won bronze, silver and gold awards. 2 Mason's Magic Margret From Teckeltown. Ch/T. Pleasing head and eye with good forechest and topline. Moved well.