Northern Dachshund Club 2007
Dachshund (Miniature Wire Haired)
Judge: Mrs Judy Squires (Wirehall)
Yearling Dog (1 Entry) Abs: 1
Minor Puppy Bitch (9 Entries) Abs: 0
Yearling Bitch (3 Entries) Abs: 1
MINIATURE WIRE HAIRED
A good entry with more black and tan dogs than I have seen for a long time! Thoroughly enjoyed judging my own variety. Very pleased with all the top placings. I found muscle tone and good presentation lacking in some exhibits but that can easily be rectified. The lack of good shoulder placement in a great many has to be bred for as you all will know. Not one exhibit tipped the scales and there were many well covered good dogs well under the 11lbs. Also there were many more harsh coated dogs with good leg hair than when I last judged. Mouths had also improved. MPD (2) Both these pups had very good brindle coats. 1 Punter's Welcumen Oscar. Pleasing head and expression with correct dark eye. Sufficient front and length of ribbing. Better turn of stifle and stronger hindquarters than Jimmy Mack. A little fond of his tail at present but moved soundly. Sired by Keith my dog CC winner. (Best Dog Puppy). 2 Dunstall's Metcroft Jimmy Mack. Lighter brindle with strong masculine head and good length of neck. Higher on the leg than Oscar and needs to tighten in front and strengthen in rear movement, but just 6 months and has time on his side. PD (2,1) 1 Russell's Russteck Fillibeg. A promising 9 month old good coated b/tan who needs time to mature. Strong masculine head, good neck, little short in ribbing but moved and showed well for a youngster. 2 Hunt's Tysar Secret Agent At Earthsea. Brindle with good head and coat. Would prefer better angulation fore and aft and lower hocks but moved out steadily. Preferred the winners overall balance. JD (3,1) 1 Hayward's Foxearth News Flash. Loved this harsh coated dog with classic outline standing and on the move. Good head and neck flowing into well placed shoulders and correct topline and short loin. Also correct feet and harsh leg hair. Well angulated quarters and really moved out soundly round the ring. Pressed hard for top spot. Just needs to show more enthusiasm on the move. His time will come. One to be proud of (Res. CC). Preferred Keith's hind movement and animation in the challenge. 2 Dance's Emem Storms Ahead. Lovely character, seemed to be enjoying every moment in the ring. So good to see. His high happy tail did tend to spoil his outline and rear movement. Good head, eye and coat and generally everything was in the right place in this happy bundle of fun, but didn't have the classic lines of News Flash. PGD (1) 1 Powell's Bothly N Making Time At Forbell. This brindle boy had a lot going for him with a strong head, good forechest and overall good body proportions. His coat would benefit from a further tidy and he would look far better with more flesh over his body. LD (7) A good class of different types. 1 Kugow And Holt's Waldmeister Jackson JW. A smart, harsh coated brindle in hard, muscular condition. He moved correctly and impressively, especially in profile, looked as if he could show all day. Another who was a close contender for the ticket. Good head, neck and shoulder placement and good width all through. Well balanced and correct angulation front and back. 2 Price's Samlane Mainilow. My notes say "lovely" but wouldn't co-operate with his handler to show off his assets, shame, except on the move where he strode out soundly and easily. The best mover in the class. Good front assembly and forechest, keal well back, level topline and correct turn of stifle. If only he would relax and stand still when required, very frustrating. Preferred Manilow's head and rear angulation to Galahad's although he had a great coat and good body proportions. 3 Rathbone's Brialind Galahad. OD (1) 1 Wiberg's Ch Kanix Keith (CC). Stood alone but well deserved his 1st placing and CC. Quality, well boned and harsh coated brindle with masculine head, good forechest and reach of neck and correct layback of shoulder. Excellent type. Body of correct length and depth, good spring of rib and well rounded hindquarters. Correct angulation front and back enabled him to stride out freely and with style. Good to see a free standing exhibit. Pressed hard for Best of Breed but just preferred the classic, feminine lines of Zena Ghost and her movement in profile, but close decision. MPB (9,1) Some very promising puppies in this class. Splitting hairs on some decisions. 1 Kugow and Holt's Waldmeister Guillemot. 1 Kugow and Holt's Waldmeister Guillemot. A compact six month super coated puppy with everything in proportion. Good head, eye and front, reach of neck, good shoulders, just carrying a little too much puppy fat over them at the moment. Good rear angulation and a sound mover. Well schooled. Great potential. 2 Price's Samlane Rosaleen.Another quality youngster with a promising future. A different type to Guillemot but solidly built on good lines. At the moment too happy for her own good as she finds it impossible to stand still for long, everything in life is exciting. Lovely outline, good head and body proportions with low hocks and well bent stifles. Moved soundly. Another puppy I shall follow with interest. Just preferred her rear movement to Christmas Bonnet who well deserved her 3rd place. Bodes well for the future of the breed. 3 Punter's Welcumen Christmas Bonnet. PB (12,22) Close decision between the first two. 1 Blackburn-Bennett's Stargang Kasino Kween. 11 month super puppy with lovely outline standing and moving and another with a great happy temperament. Good head and reach of neck, correct angulation fore and aft with low hocks. Well covered body of correct proportions. Liked her a lot (Best Bitch Puppy and Best Puppy in Breed). 2 Hardy's Kushwin Enigma. 10 months lighter brindle with feminine head, good reach of neck and forechest, good length of ribbing, firm topline which she held at all times. Moved very freely with her owner. Well handled. Preferred Kasino Kween's rear movement today. Was splitting hairs. Two quality puppies of different type. Placed her over Sue Flay as preferred Enigma's forechest and although Sue Flay had a lovely outline on the move she tended to straighten at the back when standing. 3 Waite's Molloney Sue Flay At Pedach. JB (7,1) 1 Presnail's Taree Ithaca. Compact red with good coat and lovely disposition. Feminine head and correct dark eye, good shoulder placement and well covered body, low hocks and good bend of stifle. Was a little fond of her tail at times but still kept her good outline. Moved freely. Liked her a lot, a great little package. 2 Holgate's Drakesleat Bahn The Bomb. Attractive dark brindle with similar attributes to Ithaca but Ithaca had the edge on the move. Preferred Bahns the Bomb's rear movement to Dianamo Laurel who had a wonderful coat beautifully presented but was not relaxed with her handler today and so didn't give of her best. 3 Moate's dianamo Laurel. YV (3,1) 1 Blackburn's Stargang Coffee Renoir. Compact bitch with great coat and beautifully presented. Good head and neck but a little straight in shoulder, adequate forechest, well covered body and low hocks. Well handled to get the best out of her. 2 Meridith's Emem Airy Fairy At Deepdax. Dark brindle with feminine head and good neck and ribbing. Good body proportions and lovely outline standing and moving especially in profile but needs to steady and strengthen behind. PGB (15,3) 1 Rowell's Kanix Linda At Emmajesk. Dark brindle with good coat and presented a neat outline at all times. Pleasing head and lay back of shoulder, well covered body and low hocks. Moved freely. 2 Hardy's Kushwin Dollar Myte. Very close to the winner, but just preferred Linda's hind angulation and rear movement. Feminine head, good neck and forechest and ample ribbing all covered with a harsh coat. Well balanced exhibit and she holds a firm topline at all times. Well handled. 3 Meridith's Emem Airy Fairy At Deepdax. LB (9,2) Lovely trio of bitches of varying types. 1 Wilberg's Kanix Kalinka. Brindle with very good coat and litter sister to Keith my Dog CC winner. Feminine head, good neck and shoulders and depth and spring of rib. Good front construction. Well off for bone without being coarse and her good rear angulation enabled her to move freely and impressively with good ground coverage. (Res. CC). 2 Price's Samlane Norma Jean. Quality exhibit who didn't put a foot wrong today - so well handled. Close decision. Lost out to Kalinka on less free movement, although she moved steadily and correctly and also preferred the forechest of my winner. Lovely head and expression, well constructed body with good angulation both ends. Nothing exaggerated so well balanced. Placed her over Fresh as a Daisy who is a quality bitch but tended to lose her forechest on the move. 3 Heywood's Foxearth Fresh As A Daisy. OB (5,1) 1 Hutchings Ch Molloney Zena Ghost JW. Loved this brindle bitch of excellent type and built on flowing lines. Elegant outline at all times. Feminine head with dark eye, good length of neck flowing into good shoulders. Adequate forechest, good topline and underline, deep chest and correctly angulated hindquarters with low hocks. Good width all through, and good length of ribbing. So well balanced. Moved out with style covering the ground with ease. Well handled. Pleased to give her CC and B.O.B. 2 Heywood's Foxearth Foto Copy. Another quality red brindle bitch with an excellent coat. Different type to Zena Ghost but ran a very close second. Good head with dark eye, long, elegant neck running into body with good ribbing and firm topline, a tad narrow in front. Moved correctly. Just preferred the substance of 1 and 2 over Kanix Hilda, nevertheless a worthy champion. 3 Blackburn's Ch Kanix Hilda At Stargang. AV V (9) (1) A lovely but difficult class to judge as all veterans deserved a prize as they were all a credit to their owners. Without exception the pensioners seemed to be enjoying their time in the limelight again. Thank you for exhibiting your oldies, it was a privilege to go over them all. 1 Hunt's Ch Carpaccio Diamond Eclipse. A gleaming B/tan standard smooth who was nearly eight took the top spot. She could still worry the best in the breed classes. Lovely head and body proportions, moved with style and covered the ground with ease. 2 Watkinson's Ch Manakoora Mai-Tai. A splendid red min. smooth, nearly 12 years old, but also moved like a youngster with great presence. Great to go over, well muscled for her age. Lovely balanced body with good shoulders, forechest and rear angulation. I placed her over another min. smooth Siouxline Angelina only because she was older. Both moved correctly and with verve. 3 Ergis' Siouxline Angeliana. Sp P (10) (8) 1 Mitchell's Bronia Classy Chassis At Imirika. 11 month standard long carrying a lot of puppy fat especially over the shoulders. Good overall and moved out steadily for one so young. Well handled. 2 Dunn's Barratini Sebastian For Ashridge. 7 month red min. smooth with a lot going for her. Well balanced all through but preferred the winners hind movement. Sp J (6,4) 1 Bethel's Hamdach Dulcina. Red standard smooth with good head and forechest, good body proportions, just needs to strengthen in the hindquarters. Moved out well. 2 Mitchell's Brynalyn Fancy Free At Imirika. A good overall outline on this standard long but not the forechest or hind angulation of the winner.