Dachshund Club of Wales 2002
Judge: Mrs R Barney (Verrami)
CC Thorn-Andrew - Drakesleat Spaghetti Junct.
RCC Rees - CH Pampalona Top Gun at Nordach
CC Hutchings & Cocozza - Molloney Kiss Me Quick
RCC Mueller - Drakesleat Molly Flour
BP Hallett - Loretto March in Time
BOB Hutchings & Cocozza - Molloney Kiss Me Quick
Minor Puppy Dog (7, 2 Abs)
1st Wilberg -Stargang Xecutive at Kanix
2nd Smith - Dunns Pitts Hot Diggity
3rd Douglas & Banks - Torabbi Welsh Malt
Res Billinghurst - Jiljac Acer
VHC Douglas & Banks - Torabbi Double Malt
Puppy Dog (7, 2 Abs)
1st Hallett - Loretto March in Time
2nd Blackburn - Stargang Xcailber
3rd Douglas & Banks - Torabbi Welsh Malt
Res Billinghurst - Jiljac Acer
VHC Kugow & Holt - Nimrod's Gizmo at Waldmeister
Junior Dog (3)
1st Thorn-Andrews - Drakesleat Spaghetti Junct.
2nd Rathbone - Brialind Fletcher
3rd Douglas & Bank - Torabbi Welsh Malt
Graduate Dog 
1st No Entries
Post Graduate Dog (2) 
1st Dunn - Cairos Tight Lastic
2nd Hassall - Curtisey Touch n' Fly
Limit Dog (6, 1 Abs)
1st Hallett - Loretto Not to Knight
2nd Armstrong - Lauralee Welshman
3rd Presnail - Dacatec Jackoozee
Res Lewis - Nordach Jack of Spades for Trixhund
VHC Miller & Bailey - Palsuz Black as Murphies
Open Dog (5)
1st Rees - Pampalona Top Gun at Nordach
2nd Horswell - Drakesleat Surely you Jest
3rd Morris & Collins - Bretarah Adagio
Res Richards - Mr Pickwick of Wentwood
VHC Miller & Bailey - Palsuz Black as Murphies
Minor Puppy Bitch (8, 3 Abs)
1st Hallett & McLeod - Loretto Black Manna Loushe
2nd Presnail - Taree Xanthippe
3rd Wiseman - Forbell Vera's Day
Res Price - Samlane Imogen
VHC Richards - Wentwood Red Pepper
Puppy Bitch (6, 3 Abs)
1st Wiseman - Forbell Vera's Day
2nd Dance - Dacatec Mindyapeasncues Emem
3rd Marka-Novaj - Shembys Just Perfick
Junior Bitch (5, 1 Abs)
1st Wilberg - Stargang Magical Finnish at Kanix
2nd Mueller - Drakesleat I Rest My Case Rabymere
3rd Rathbone - Brialind Fenella
Res Muir - Aster Be You
Graduate Bitch (5, 1 Abs)
1st Muir - Aster Be You
2nd Rees - Nordach April Showers
3rd Rathbone - Brialind Evita
Res Robertson - Phaises Pasta Phidget
Post Graduate Bitch (6, 3 Abs)
1st Lewis - Nordach Chocolate Chip at Trixhund
2nd Rees - Nordach April Showers
3rd Rowe - Rowsetta Lois Lane
Limit Bitch (10, 2 Abs)
1st Hutchings & Cocozza - Molloney Kiss Me Quick
2nd Horswell - Drakesleat See Voo Play
3rd Blackburn - Stargang Mystical Finnish
Res Hanney - Hilmar Abracadabra of Bronia
VHC East - Komombo Storm Force
Open Bitch (9)
1st Mueller - Drakesleat Molly Flour
2nd East - Komombo Misty Day
3rd Horswell - Drakesleat Apple Source
Res Morris - Bretarah Holiday
VHC Blackburn - Lauralee Land of Song

I must say it was quite an eye opener, although I had a good entry of dogs to go over, the quality was quite poor. I know that many people are trying to get their dogs looking good for Crufts, so many were not in their best coats on the day. However the majority of exhibits had short upper arms, upright shoulders and lack of driving movement and this is only going to improve with careful breeding and being honest about your dogs faults when you come to breed. That said, there is no excuse for lack of muscle on a dog whatever the time of year, just because they are a small breed, they still need exercise, and this would also help improve movement. As a breed that can work I was looking for a dog with some ground clearance. I thought some of the puppies were very much ugly ducklings at the moment so lets hope that some at least will turn into swans. I found a few suspect bites.

MPD (7) 1 Wilberg’s Stargang Xecutive at Kanix, lovely head and expression, good legs and feet, nice shape, showed better on the floor and being free stood than on the table, moved well. 2 Smith’s Dunns Pitts Hot Diggity, lovely head, well off for bone, super rear angulation, would have liked more ribbing. 3 Douglas & Banks’ Torabbi Welsh Malt.

PD (7) 1 Hallet’s Loretto March In Time, lovely head, good outline, front ok, could have more sternum, good rear moved well. 2 Blackburn’s Stargang Xcaliber, shorter all through than 1, good length of ribbing, not as positive on the move as 1. 3 T Welsh Malt.

JD (3) 1 Thorn-Andrews’ Drakesleat Spaghetti Junct, good head and eye, good bone, fantastic coat, good length of ribbing. Shown in hard condition which was reflected in his sound movement. Looked the part in the line up, CC. 2 Rathbone’s Brialind Fletcher, longer than 1, which made him look unbalanced, not the confidence of 1, moved ok. 3 T Welsh Malt.

PGD (2) 1 Dunn’s Cairos Tight Lastic, good head, outline was ok, preferred his front to 2. 2 Hassall’s Cutisey Touch N’ Fly, rather upright in front, which was wide on the move, rear movement was ok, good coat.

LD (6) 1 Hallet’s Loretto Not Toknight, won this class with ease. Lovely outline, good bone, sternum could be a touch longer, good rear, covered the ground well. Well presented. 2 Armstrong’s Lauralee Welshman, heavier across the shoulders then 1, good length of ribbing, coat was ok, moved well. 3 Presnail’s Dacatec Jackoozee.

OD (5) 1 Rees’ Ch Pampalona Top Gun at Nordach, have never seen this dog look so good, lovely outline, good rear, good harsh coat, moved out well. Thought he would be my CC winner, but he let himself down in the line up by sitting down and his handler did nothing to help him. RCC. 2 Horswell’s Drakesleat Surely You Jest, Super head, I love his type, but he looked a touch heavy across the shoulders, had good length of ribbing, however he lacked the driving movement of 1. 3 Morris & Collins’ Bretarah Adagio.

MPB (8) 1 Hallett & McLeod’s Loretto Black Manna Loushe, really pretty baby, good outline, would like more upper arm, moved well. 2 Presnail’s Taree Xanthippe, lovely red brindle, good coat, nice putline, but not as positive on the move as 1. 3 Wiseman’s Forbell Vera’s Day.

PB (6) Not a great class. 1 F Vera’s Day, 3rd in previous class, would like more upper arm, lovely head, fantastic coat & moved well when she got her act together. 2 Dance’s Dacatec Mindyapeasancues Emem, heavier in front than 1, slightly shorter all through, preferred balance of 1, moved a touch wide at the rear. 3 Marka-Novaj’s Shembys Just Perfick.

JB (5) 1 Wilberg’s Stargang Magical Finnish at Kanix, lovely outline, good head & front, good length of ribbing, nice rear angualtion, moved out well. Pushed hard in the challenge but still lacked maturity, but she will get there soon. 2 Mueller’s Drakesleat I Rest My Case Rabymere, lovely head and eye, good front, rear ok. Not happy with the noise in the hall and did not give her best, which was a shame, tended to lose her topline on the move. 3 Rathbone’s Brialind Fenella.

GB (5) 1 Muir’s Aster Be You, reserve in previous class, front was ok, coat a touch soft, kept her topline on the move. 2 Rees’ Nordach April Showers, heavier in front than 1, rear ok, moved well and kept her topline. 3 Rathbone’s Brialind Evita.

PGB (6) 1 Lewis’ Nordach Chocolate Chip at Trixhund, good head, a bit stuffy in neck, good front, you could actually feel some forechest, good rear and moved well. 2 N April Showers. 3 Rowe’s Rowsetta Lois Lane.

LB (10) A lovely class, with some excellent exhibits, I feel that the first 5 could all change places on another day. 1 Hutchings & Cocozza’s Molloney Kiss Me Quick, beautiful head, front ok, good make and shape, won the class on her lovely movement. Really stood out in the challenge. CC & BOB. 2 Horswell’s Drakesleat See Voo Play, has really improved since I last saw her, similar remarks apply as 1. 3 Blackburn’s Stargang Mystical Finnish.

OB (9) 1 Mueller’s Drakesleat Molly Flour, good head and neck, into well placed shoulders, good rear angulation, kept her topline. She looked better as the class went on. RCC. 2 East’s Komombo Misty Day, similar type to 1, nice make and shape, not quite as positive on the move as 1. good coat, well presented. 3 Horswell’s Drakesleat Apple Source.

Rachel Barney