Lancs & Cheshire Dachshund Club 2002
Judge : Mr Daniel Roberts
CC Hallett - Ch Loretto Not to Knight
RCC Thorn-Andrews - Drakesleat Von Der Full
BCC Hayward - Foxearth Fat Chance
RCC Horswell - Drakesleat See Voo Play
BP Price - Samlane Jenson
BOB Hallett - Ch Loretto Not to Knight
Minor Puppy Dog (4 Entries) 1 Abs
1st Price - Samlane Jenson
2nd Hassall - Shoulda Woulda Coulda
3rd Morris - Verrami Straight on to Bretarah
Puppy Dog (4 Entries) 1 Abs
1st Mueller - Rabymere Francs Alot
2nd Rowell - Rowdac Dejango
3rd Morris - Verrami Straight on to Bretarah
Junior Dog (2 Entries) 1 Abs
1st Thorn-Andrews - Drakesleat Von Der Full
Novice Dog 
1st No Entries
Post Graduate Dog (3 Entries) 2 Abs
1st Spencer - Bannonbrig Batchelor Knight
Limit Dog (12 Entries) 4 Abs
1st Angear - Ridgegrove Cut n Deal
2nd Wilberg - Stargang Xcaliber at Kanix
3rd Russell - Kevocklea Twelfth Knight
Res Spencer - Bannonbrig Wee Dram
VHC Barney - Verrami Guess What
Open Dog (6 Entries) 3 Abs
1st Hallett - Ch Loretto Not to Knight
2nd Thorn-Andrews - Drakesleat Spaghetti Junct
3rd Horswell - Drakesleat Surely you Jest
Minor Puppy Bitch (5 Entries) 1 Abs
1st Hutchings - Verrami Vera Left to Molloney
2nd Hallett - Evening Lady by Loretto
3rd Marston - Lordscairnie Love in the Mist
Res Evill - Ubu Temps Perdu
Puppy Bitch (5 Entries) 2 Abs
1st Sexton & Cocozza - Freecloud Mums the Word
2nd Kugow & Holt - Waldmeister Meadow
3rd Poxon - Kapodach Rio Motto
Junior Bitch (12 Entries) 3 Abs
1st Wilberg - Kanix Audury
2nd Hayward - Foxearth Fennel Flower
3rd Price - Samlane Imogen
Res Williams - Brytonian Aeres
VHC Miller - Cotherstone Miniver
Novice Bitch (5 Entries) 1 Abs
1st Barney - Verrami Vera Right
2nd Williams - Brytonian Aeres
3rd Russell - Shelsall Eriberi to Russteck
Res Gorman - Shelsall Rose at Gordax
Post Graduate Bitch (6 Entries) 1 Abs
1st Jacques - Jaxdax On a Wing and a Prayer
2nd Hallett - Loretto Festive Bizniz
3rd Hallett & McLeod - Loretto Black Manna Loushe
Res Scptt- Daisarch Something Special
VHC Halsall - Stargang Sweet Briony at Shelsall 
Limit Bitch (11 Entries) 1 Abs
1st Mueller - Rabymere Win a Fred
2nd Angear - Ridgegrove Tweed Doll
3rd Blackburn - Stargang Mystical Finnish
Res Thorn-Andrews - Drakesleat Guilty Me Lud
VHC Miller - Cotherstone Lode Star
Open Bitch (14 Entries) 6 Abs
1st Hayward - Foxearth Fat Chance
2nd Horswell - Drakesleat See Voo Play
3rd Wilberg  - Stargang Magical Finnish
Res Thorn-Andrews - Drakesleat Black Marks
VHC Hanney - Hilmar Abracadabra of Bronia

I think it would be fair to say that numerically I had a good representative entry, 83 dogs with few absentees which I really appreciated for this my first time awarding CC’s in this variety. As with most other breeds I found more quality in the bitch classes with limit and open bitch being two great classes to finish the day with, the quality of bitches in them classes alone must surely bode well for the future of this lovely variety. Personally for me it must be the gorgeous heads that attracts me to the Mini wire, the cheeky expression with those lovely dark almond eyes is a must. Unfortunately the down side for me today was the lack of the typical heads. I know people say that dogs don’t walk on their heads, but for me a typical head is important. Looking back through my notes, just to generalise what I had in front of me, I found front construction in the main acceptable, though a few loose elbows. Plenty of good fore chests around with keels extending well back, bone and feet seem good as does ribbing, a few long in loins but as usual it was those hind quarters! But not necessarily when watching them move away from me but the hocks, though strong and firm are just too long and lack angulation, This of course showed in profile and reflected in my decision. Height of leg I found to be somewhat inconsistent, mainly in the boys, some ranging from to low to ground with breast bones nearly touching to far too tall. There is a happy medium, lets hope the next generations will resolve this. I found coats to be of good quality and so well presented, some nice tight jackets about. Just a few dodgy bites to see, nothing too extreme. I am pleased to say that all were well presented and the temperaments (on both dogs and humans alike) was just great to see. I’m sure that your applause for the winners was appreciated by others as well as myself, such a sporting bunch. So I finished the day more than happy with my winners and others with all my preconceived thoughts I had to put to rest, thanks for a real jolly day and to the committee for such a warn welcome.


MP (4). 1 Price’s Samlane Jenson. At just 6 mths old shows great promise, really chunky and so well made all through, loved his head and expression, well arched neck leading into good shoulders, ample ribbing firm top line, short loins, firm well made quarters, keeps a super outline on the move with lovely free action, BP and will go far; 2 Hassel’s Shoulda Woulda Coulda. Super type ok in head and eye though not the chiselling of 1, good neck and shoulders and feet, touch longer in body than 1, well made behind, moved soundly coming and going, outline just needing to settle in profile, promising; 3 Morris’s Verrami Straight Ahead to Bretarah.

PD (4). 1 Mueller’s Rabymere Franks A lot. Most promising 11 mth old red with super coat, loved his head neck and shoulder placement, firm well made body, well angulated quarters, with well bent stifles, though tended to use them to sink when stacked, just needs time to make more of himself on the move and will go places, promising; 2 Rowell’s Rowdac Dejango. Nice type, though not the coat and overall picture of 1, keeps a nice outline in profile, though a touch wide both ends at 9 mths has time to settle, well handled; 3 V Straight Ahead.

J (2). 1 Thorn-Andrew’s Drakesleat Von Der Full. 14 mth d/br and so full of quality, really reminds me of his father who I liked so much, so well made all through which reflected in his super movement, his profile gait is super clearly showing correct reach and follow through keeping a great outline giving a super overall picture, to top this he has a super coat and is so well presented, RCC. Pushed the winner all the way with much brighter things to come.

PG (3). 1 Spencer’s Bannonbrigg Bachelor Knight. 18 mth, ok in head and eye, well arched neck, could be tighter in front, v good ribbing with good top and under lines, touch long in loins, moves well going away and in profile, good coat.

L (12). 1 Angear’s Ridgegrove Cut N Dear. Overall presented a typical picture, firmly made, strongly built all the through, moves true coming and going and shows good gait in profile, so well presented and handled, just my personal preference on head shape pipped him to the post in the challenge but will no doubt get there; 2 Wilburg’s Stargang Xcaliber at Kanix. I really loved this chap, though today he just wasn’t showing his lovely virtues to his full, super head and expression, so well made in front with first class bone and feet, good tight elbows, good body proportions, nice short hocks, good tight coat, sound free mover, just moving too fast and sinking when stacked, he will go all the way; 3 Russell’s Kevocklea Twelfth Knight.

OD (6). 1 Hallett’s Ch Loretto Not ToKnight. Well on his first lap around I knew this was it. Bang on form to me gives the whole picture of how a min wire should look, super head and eye, best chunky tight feet of the entry, text book shoulders, firm well made body, nice hammy quarters firm and parallel, super tight coat, correct movement all through, what a showman, CC and BOB with the greatest of pleasure; 2 Thorn-Andrew’s Drakesleat Spaghetti Junction. 22 mth old chap, v good type, half brother to the RCC winner, though not his front construction, v good head, good neck carriage, good body proportions, well made behind, uses his quarters really well on the move, good driving action, good harsh coat, so well presented; 3 Horswell’s Drakesleat Surely You Jest.

MP (5). 1 Hutching’s Verrami Vera Left to Molloney. How this young lady has come on since I judged her just a month ago at the Dachshund Club, v good type, super dark eyes, good neck and shoulders, good body proportions, nicely made quarters, firming up nicely now, moved well in front though a touch close behind, coat coming together now, taller than some but comes in a neat package; 2 Hallett’s Evening Lady by Loretto. 7 mth old b/t with super head and expression, super well arched neck leading into super shoulders, good top line, though not the underline of 1, firm quarters, moving soundly both ways, just not as forward in outline as 1, promising; 3 Marston’s Lordscairnie Love In The Mist.

P (5). 1 Cocozza and Sexton’s Freecloud Mums The Word. So well schooled, lovely type, forward for age, totally balanced all through, moving so well coming and going as well as in profile, driving out form those well made quarters, good coat ^ overall picture is there; 2 Kugow and Holt’s Waldmeister Meadow. Super coated 10 mth old b, small but neat package, promising, needing to get her act together on the move to show her many virtues off; 3 Poxon’s Kapodach Rio Motto.

J (12). 1 Wilburg’s Kanix Audrey. Super b, top end of p, but had great promise, v good head and expression, good shoulders, elbows need to tighten, super ribbing with good top and underlines, short loins lead to strong hammy quarters with enough angulation, tail well set, moves ok in front, so true behind, good profile action, most promising; 2 Haywood’s Foxearth Fennel Flower.My RBIS winner at the Dachshund club so well made al lthrough, her movement is just a joy to watch, so correct from any angle, just wish she was a shade lower to ground, looks better on the move than stacked, will always be in the money to anyone who knows movement; 3 Price’s Samlane Imogen.

N (5). 1 Barney’s Verrami Vera Right. 7.5 mth and what a delight, really fell for her, good head, super neck and carriage, copy book shoulders, good ribbing and short loins, well made quarters, strong and firm, so sound in front, toes a touch behind, her profile action is super keeping a super outline, super coat and condition, showing great promise BPB; 2 William’s Brytonian Aeres. 4th in the strong junior class, 13 mth well coated b, moves well both ways and in profile, seemed a touch on edge, needs to settle to the job in hand and show her many virtues; 3 Russell’s Shelsall Eriberi to Russteck.

PG (6). 1 Jaques’ Jaxdax On A Wing And A Prayer. Sizeable b, so well made throughout, tough round the eye, super neck, good shoulders, elbows a touch out, superb body, super deep ribbing and underline, plenty of fore chest, well angulated quarters, tail well set and carried, toes in a touch in front, so sound behind, looks good in profile keeping a v good outline, first class coat and condition, useful b I would think; 2 Hallett’s Loretto Festive Bizniz. Super type, v good head and eye, good front, legs and feet, good ribbing, not the hind angulation of 1, moving well in front, though wide behind, shows well in profile, super coat and presentation; 3 Hallett and McLeod’s Loretto Black Manna Loushe.

L (11). 1 Mueller’s Rabymere Win A Fred. 4 yr old b I fell for in a big way, her head and expression is out of this world, super dark almond shaped eyes with super furnishings, everything about it is so correct, long well arched neck leading into well placed shoulders, super pro sternum and with, super ribbing and top and underlines, short loins and solid quarters, tail well set, so true coming and going, with correct reach and follow through in profile, super coat, in good hard condition, so close for the big ones, with out a doubt will make it upstairs; 2 Angear’s Ridgegrove Tweed Doll. So close up, her movement is a joy to see, profile action is spot on, totally balanced and well made throughout, the head and eye of 1 just pipping her to the post, another heading for the top, her underline taking her one place above another top flight b; 3 Blackburn’s Stargang Mystical Finish.

O (14). 1 Haywood’s Foxearth Fat Chance. This was it., At 7yrs of age I found her exceptional in all departments, the only thing that troubled me was her head, its more than acceptable but may be more chiselling just under her eyes would complete it, chunky and so well made throughout, good neck leading into well made shoulders, well muscled, tight elbows, super fore chest, deep ribbing and keel, immaculate top and underlines, short loins, beautiful hind quarters, good length of second thigh and neat hocks, so v sound coming and going, good reach and follow through in profile, good tight coat and presentation all this took her to the CC and Her crown. Congratulations; 2 Horsewell’s Drakesleat See Voo Play. Better head than 1, so well balanced and made throughout, again totally sound coming and going, moving out well in profile, not the under line of 1 but it was close, along with my limit winner these 3 bitches can come and live with me anytime, will no doubt carry her much deserved crown, RCC in a close thought thing; 3 Wilburg’s Stargang Magical Finnish.

Daniel Roberts