Bath 2012

Dachshund (Miniature Wire Haired)

Judge: Mrs S Seath

BEST OF BREED : 7369 THORN ANDREWS Mrs Z Ch Drakesleat Win Alot
Dog CC : 7369 THORN ANDREWS Mrs Z Ch Drakesleat Win Alot
Res Dog CC : 7339 BLACKBURN Mrs E P Stargang Crusoe
Bitch CC : 7355 MARSTON-TEAL Mrs S F Lordscairnie Love Life
Res Bitch CC : 7341 BLACKBURN-BENNETT Miss H Stargang Czarina
Best Puppy : 7339 BLACKBURN Mrs E P Stargang Crusoe
Best Veteran :
Best Breeder :

Class 1910 MPD (2 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 7339 BLACKBURN Mrs E P Stargang Crusoe
2nd: 7348 HOOPER Mrs M Starhill Sir Lancelot

Class 1911 PD (1 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 7372 TYLER Mr & Mrs A A Pellismer Gives the Nod to Aspera

Class 1912 JD (4 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 7368 THORN ANDREWS Mrs Z Drakesleat Neil's On Wheels
2nd: 7338 BILLINGHURST Mr J W & Mrs L Jiljac Tsar Very Much
3rd: 7361 PRESNAIL Mr D & Mrs J Taree Selwyn
Res: 7357 NEATE Mr P H & Mrs L G Beaucat Chedda George

Class 1913 ND NO ENTRIES

Class 1914 PGD (2 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 7335 ADAMS Mrs M Angelholm's Figaro
2nd: 7362 PUCKETT Mr S & Mrs J Foxearth Free As A Bird

Class 1915 LD (3 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 7360 PHILLIPS Mrs I Curtisey Boogy Woogy JW
2nd: 7349 HORSWELL Mr J Drakesleat Noddy Doff
3rd: 7367 STEPHENSON Miss J Molloney Oh Oh Seven Von Wistex

Class 1916 OD (3 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 7369 THORN ANDREWS Mrs Z Ch Drakesleat Win Alot
2nd: 7363 PUNTER Mrs M J P Ch Welcumen Jeremy
3rd: 7350 HOWELLS Mrs J Ch Fallowmill Back And Fetch JW Sh.CM

Class 1917 MPB (4 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: 7340 BLACKBURN Mrs E P Banburg Black Opal
2nd: 7345 GALEN-BISPING Mr & Mrs K AND S Jaybiem Matta Of Zize
3rd: 7347 GARRITY Mrs J Stargang Apple Crumble

Class 1918 PB (1 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 7365 STEPHENSON Mrs A Bothlyn Indigo Blue At Wistex

Class 1919 JB (6 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 7341 BLACKBURN-BENNETT Miss H Stargang Czarina
2nd: 7351 HOWELLS Mrs J Fallowmill On The Button
3rd: 7344 FRY Miss C Trixhund Xhibitionist Of Bedeslea
Res: 7364 REES Mr K & JONES Mrs K Hanishan Eau Symfonique at Kierpark
VHC: 7342 BLAIR Mr C J Stargang Diamond Chip To Twinhoe

Class 1920 NB (1 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 7359 ORAM Mr D J & Mrs C M Fallowmill On The Spot at Rosswell

Class 1921 PGB (6 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: 7355 MARSTON-TEAL Mrs S F Lordscairnie Love Life
2nd: 7359 ORAM Mr D J & Mrs C M Fallowmill On The Spot at Rosswell
3rd: 7336 ADAMS Mrs M Angelholm Aida
Res: 7358 NEATE Mr P H & Mrs L G Beaucat Wire Of The Wisp
VHC: 7366 STEPHENSON Mrs A Berryrudd Mrs Pepperpot At Wistex

Class 1922 LB (2 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 7370 THORN ANDREWS Mrs Z Drakesleat Trix Of The Trade
2nd: 7352 KAY Mrs J & Miss J Kaytian Lady Guinevere

Class 1923 OB (4 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 7371 THORN ANDREWS Mrs Z Drakesleat Ott Favourite
2nd: 7356 MARSTON-TEAL Mrs S F Lordscairnie Love of My Life
3rd: 7337 BECKETT Mr & Mrs J Kapodach Lovin It
Res: 7354 LANCASTER, Mrs G & MILLER Mrs D Drakesleat Stone Me With Pellismer


I found quite a diversity of  type, but most exhibits met the breed standard length to height ratio, and had  sufficient ground clearance to enable them to move. Having different types in  the breed can be a plus point when it comes to breeding, if owners can  cooperate and appreciate the qualities in the various lines available. I had  two major concerns. Firstly, front construction needs improvement as I found a  significant proportion with straightish shoulders and very short upper arms,  resulting in close front movement. This fault was so evident, that I had to  disregard it in order to reward other qualities. My second major concern is poor  temperament. The breed standard states 'courageous to the point of rashness'  and 'good tempered'. A worrying amount of exhibits were showing signs of  nervousness and I had a couple that I couldn't manage to handle properly on the  table examination, they were so scared. This fault I penalised heavily, and  hopefully this will explain why some otherwise good quality dogs went down the  line.

(2) 1 Blackburn's Stargang Crusoe. Quality dark brindle with  eye-catching outline. Excels in perfect coat texture, including correct harsh  leg hair. Masculine head with alert expression, reachy neck flowing into well  placed shoulders. Lovely forechest, spring of rib and overall body shape and  well angulated hindquarters. Very stylish on the move and kept his shape at all  times, having an easy, ground-covering stride. Well boned with good substance  throughout. Interested to see he is out of the bitch I gave Best of Breed to  last time I judged Min Wires. Still a baby, but impressed me enough to award  him Reserve CC and Best Puppy In Breed. 2 Hooper's Starhill Sir Lancelot.  Softer coated dark brindle. Promising youngster with all the essentials. Good  topline, held well in profile movement and very pleasing head and expression.  Just needs a little more experience under his belt to make the best of himself.

PD (1) 1 Tyler's Pellismer Gives The Nod To Aspera. Dark brindle with  pleasing head and expression and overall breed type. Reasonable shoulder  placement, but a little short in upper arm and turning his front feet out a  shade. Has a bit too much of an arch in his topline, due to incorrectly  constructed hindquarters. Upper thigh and back pasterns are slightly too long,  thus causing the topline to rise at the rear.

(4) 1 Thorn-Andrews'  Drakesleat Neil's On Wheels. Compact, well-balanced dark brindle with correct  length to height proportions and eye-catching outline. Well angulated in both  fore and hindquarters, and pleasing overall body shape and topline. Moved out  freely and kept his outline the best in this class. Accurate up and back  movement. Showing much promise for the future. 2 Billinghurst's Jiljac Tsar  Very Much. Well constructed, quality dark brindle of similar type to 1st, but  slightly longer in body. Appealing head and expression, good body shape and  topline which he held well in profile movement. Just moving a little close in  front and behind during up and back movement. 3 Presnail's Taree Selwyn.

(2) 1 Adams' Angelholm's Figaro. Light brindle with correct length to height  proportions and good ground clearance. Moderately angulated in front and  behind. Steady mover, who held his shape in profile and covered the ground well  with a free stride. Kept a level topline at all times. 2 Puckett's Foxearth  Free As A Bird. Dark brindle who was significantly over the desired maximum  weight and also very uncoordinated in hind movement, missing a beat every  couple of strides.

(3) 1 Phillips' Curtisey Boogy Woogy JW.  Workmanlike dark brindle with wonderful harsh coat texture. Very well  constructed throughout, having a strong, masculine head, good reach of neck,  well placed shoulders and level topline. Hindquarters balance forequarters,  hence he keeps his shape well on the move. Strode out with a ground-covering  action. Good, positive and fluid action up and back. Close up to my main  winners. 2 Horswell's Drakesleat Noddy Doff. Light brindle with a softer coat  in need of stripping out. Well constructed throughout with good forechest and  overall body shape. Balanced angulation in front and rear quarters. A little  bit too exuberant on the move at times as he was twisting his head round to  look at the handler and spoiling his front movement. 3 Stephenson's Molloney Oh  Oh Seven Von Wistex.

(3) 1 Thorn-Andrews' Ch. Drakesleat Win a lot.  Eye-catching dark brindle who commands attention as he enters the ring.  Wonderful outline with spot-on length to height ratio and good ground  clearance. Free-stands to show off his qualities to advantage. Masculine head  with alert, keen expression, carried proudly on a good reach of neck.Well placed  shoulders, good topline and sweep of underline. Well angulated quarters  complete the picture. Keeps his shape well in profile movement and accurate up  and back action. Covers the ground with ease and style. CC and BOB. 2 Punter's  Ch. Welcumen Jeremy. Have judged this dog before and am pleased to see he has  become a Champion since then. Deserves his title as he is very well made  throughout and this shows in his movement. Very sound and keeps his shape well  in profile. Good textured, light brindle coat. Just not quite the animation on  the move as the winner, but it was very hot by this stage and some dogs were  more affected than others. 3 Howells' Ch. Fallowmill Back And Fetch JW Sh.CM.

(4,1) The pups in this class were full of the joys of spring and took a  while to settle to moving on the grass. Lovely to see such lively, exuberant  babies with good temperaments. None were as forward in their development as the  dog pups and all had retained baby canine teeth. 1 Blackburn's Bamburg Black  Opal. This was the most 'together' pup in the class, having the best outline on  the move in profile. Attractive, well-bodied and feminine light brindle with  good substance throughout and lovely body shape with correct spring of rib.  Once settled to the job in hand, moved with freedom and covered the ground  easily. Well presented and sympathetically handled to get the best out of her.  Best Bitch Puppy. 2 Galen-Bisping's Jaybiem Matta Of Zize. Soft-coated light  brindle in need of a full strip out of the puppy coat. Needs a little more  angulation at both ends, but showed well and kept a reasonable shape in  profile. 3 Garrity's Stargang Apple Crumble.

(1) 1 Stephenson's  Bothlyn Indigo Blue At Wistex. Moderately angulated brindle with lovely body  shape, depth and spring of rib. Pleasing outline in stance and kept her shape  well on the move. Just needs a little more confidence.

(6) Strong  class with some high quality exhibits. 1 Blackburn-Bennett's Stargang Czarina.  Beautiful red who catches the eye immediately with her shapely outline. Very  satisfying to go over, having a feminine head and dark eye, lengthy neck, well  placed shoulders and good forechest, overall body shape and spring of rib. Well  angulated hindquarters complete the picture. Although her coat is reasonably harsh  in texture it is ready to come out, as it is just a little profuse at the  moment. Her quality of conformation enabled her to cover the ground with  fluidity and a good length of stride. Just moved a little close in front,  however. Shows much promise for the future. Reserve CC. 2 Howells' Fallowmill  On The Button. A difficult decision between 1st and 2nd as this lovely bitch is  of equal merit but of a different type, being more compact. Beautifully  presented coat of harsh texture and handled to get the very best from her.  Correct in all departments, having balanced angulation front and back and very  good body shape, top and underline. Moved well at all times, and retained her  shape well. These two will no doubt change places many times depending on each  judge's personal preference for type. 3 Fry's Trixhund Xhibitionist Of  Bedeslea.

(1) 1 Oram's Fallowmill On The Spot At Rosswell. Litter  sister to 2nd in Junior and much of the same comments apply. Light brindle with  feminine outlook and lovely harsh texture coat. Well balanced with good  angulation and pleasing body shape. Level topline held on the move. Strode out  freely with ease of action. Handler could make more of her I feel.

(6,1) Two exhibits in this class were very nervous and wouldn't let me go over  them satisfactorily. 1 Marston-Teal's Lordscairnie Love Life. Stunning light  brindle on top form today. Immaculate outline both in stance and on the move,  being so well constructed throughout and presented and handled to perfection.  Not a hair out of place! Feminine head with pleasing expression, reachy neck  flowing into correctly placed shoulders and good length of upper arm to match.  This fore-quarter construction gave her correct forechest with good width of  body and pleasing length and spring of rib with short loin. Well angulated  hindquarters complete the picture. Her high class conformation enabled her to  cover the ground with a fluid, effortless stride. No hesitation in awarding her  the CC - her second I understand. Hope the third comes soon. 2 Oram's  Fallowmill On The Spot At Rosswell. Up from 1st in Novice. 3 Adams' Angelholm  Aida.

(2) Two bitches of completely contrasting type. 1  Thorn-Andrews' Drakesleat Trix Of The Trade. Compact, well-bodied light brindle  with softer coat than 2nd. Well balanced, being not too long in body. Well  placed shoulders, pleasing body shape and well angulated hindquarters. Fluid  mover who held her shape well in profile action. Handler gets the very best  from her. 2 Kay's Kaytian Lady Guinevere. Taller, rangier type of the total  opposite end of the spectrum to 1st. Excels in harsh texture coat with correct  leg hair. A little bit too much daylight underneath even for my taste, but  covered the ground well and kept a level topline at all times.

(4) 1  Thorn-Andrews' Drakesleat Ott Favourite. Litter sister to 1st in Limit and very  like her. Similar comments apply. Compact, balanced outline. Feminine head with  a good reach of neck. Very well placed shoulders and good overall body shape,  topline and sweep of underline. Well let down quarters with lovely angulation.  Holds her shape at all times on the move and covers the ground with ease. 2  Marston-Teal's Lordscairnie Love Of My Life. Half-sister to CC winner, sharing  the same sire. Again, very similar to her kennel-mate in outline and general  balance. Preferred head of 1st. Well placed shoulders with good length of upper  arm. Firm, level topline held on the move and good hind angulation too. Fluid  action in profile and accurate up and back movement. Coat just a little soft. 3  Beckett's Kapodach Lovin It.

Sue Seath