Three Counties Championship Show 2014
Dachshund (Miniature Wire Haired)
Judge: Mrs S M Ergis
It isn't easy keeping
Miniature Dachshund males under the desired 11lbs when they reach maturity. The
Breed Standard doesn't allow for a male to be heavier than a female, which is
crazy! Today many of the males were overweight, some by half a pound or more,
and a few of those who weren't were rather thin. It is important the weight
doesn't creep much over 11lbs or in a few years time we will find Miniatures
looking like small Standards. On saying that, I do think an extra 7oz to the
male weight to maintain the 'houndy' appearance without being 'toy' like, if
they are small this 'toy' like appearance is apparent. It is maintaining the
'happy medium' between weight and appearance. I only found one overweight
female! Construction wise, the main problem was short ribbing and lack of
forechest, my main winners all scored in this department and it was a joy to go
PD(7, 2) 1 Thorn-Andrews' Drakesleat If Looks Cud Kill. Quality puppy, beautifully made with lovely head shape and expression, excellent front assembly with good reach of neck, good length and depth of rib, firm, strong backline, well angled quarters, moved true fore and aft, maintaining a balanced outline. Res CC. 2 Kent's Barratini Teddyboy At Lokmadi. Masculine baby with lovely harsh jacket. Excellent head shape, dark eye, correct ear placement, reachy neck, well placed shoulder but would like more angulation to upper arm, good ribbing and hindquarters, moved and showed well. 3 Marston-Teal's Lordscairnie Moment Of Love.
JD(3) Disappointing class. 1 Neate's Beaucat Eddie Tor. Nice type, masculine head, good eye shape, long neck, good bend of stifle with parallel hind movement, rather narrow in front and through the ribbing, could be attributed to a lack of body weight. 2 Galen-Bisping's Jiljac Yule Brunner At Celticberns. Quite a nicely constructed chap with good head and eye, good reach of neck and depth of rib, well rounded quarters, moved well enough, he had the opposite body weight to first, being too heavy. 3 Miller's Palsuz Basil.
PGD (1) 1 Dance's Waldmeister Rova To You Emem. Compact little dog, good head shape and ear placement, excellent ribbing carried back, firm topline, moved parallel fore and aft, harsh coat, would like a little more forechest.
LD(3) 1 Rose's Ridanflight Ricardo. Just loved this dog, everything in the right place, beautifully put together, excellent front assembly with good depth and length of keel and ribbing, lovely head and expression, balanced outline both stacked and on the move, well bent stifles, sound parallel movement fore and aft, his movement round the ring was free flowing with a long stride and plenty of drive. Very stylishs dog who thoroughly deserved his third CC. I awarded him BOB over a lovely bitch as I preferred his movement and showmanship. Pleased to see him win 4th in the Hound Group. Congratulations. 2 Hayward's Foxearth Fiddler On The Roof. Red boy of good type with super harsh jacket, well boned, masculine head and expression, good depth to ribbing, well rounded quarters, would like more body weight, moved well enough. 3 Neate's Beaucat Chedda George.
OD(5) 1 Howell's Fallowmill Sergio. Nicely balanced dog with lovely head and expression, good neck and length of back, good forechest, tight elbows, well ribbed, sound quarters, lovely parallel movement fore and aft, showed well. 2 Thorn-Andrews' Ch Drakesleat Win Tin Tin. Another very nice dog, close up to first, excellent forehand, good length and depth of body, sufficient ground clearance, well turned stifles, good overall balance, preferred movement of first. 3 Hassall &McLeod's Ch Sidelock Formula One.
PB(7, 1) 1 Thorn-Andrews' Drakesleat Honour Roll. Attractive baby with good overall balance, lengthy neck, excellent ribbing carried back, neat front, good feet, well rounded quarters, in good coat, loved her temperament and free flowing sound movement, quite exhuberant on the move, something I love to see and it was this that won her BP over her brother. 2 Dance's Bimini Time To Travel To Emem. Another sweet baby that moved with great confidence, good head shape and earset, sound forehand, tight elbows, ribbing carried back, compact with firm backline, moved out well. 3 Blackburn's Stargang Compania Faberge. Completed a trio of promising babies.
JB(5) 1 Marston-Teal's Lordscairnie Rhythm Of Love. Lovely girl, nice head and expression, lengthy neck leading into well placed shoulders, super forechest, level topline, well bent stifles, moved well in front, a little close behind, however, she has a lovely outline maintained on the move. 2 Hooper's Starhill Fair Maid O Astolat. Striking b/t with excellent harsh coat, good head and eye, long neck, good length and depth of ribbing, nice hind angulation, moved and showed well. 3 Gilkes' Malrich Oreo At Birichino.
PGB(5) 1 Blackburn-Bennett's Stargang Walkin On Sunshine. Loved her shape, so typically Dachshund, most appealing head and expression, reachy neck, good shoulders with tight elbows and neat front, just a little short of ribbing underneath, good angulation, lovely coat, good side gait and stride, just needs to firm up in hind movement. 2 Jones' Bimini Out Of The Blue. Slightly shorter than first, but all of a piece, tidy front with good shoulder and upper arm placement, balanced outline with good top and underline, well rounded quarters, low hocks, moved soundly. 3 Kugow &Holt's Waldmeister Annie.
LB(8) 1 Howell's Fallowmill On The Button. Lovely girl, super type, excellent front assembly with ribbing carried back, well turned stifles, firm level topline, good overall balance, carrying just the right amount of body weight, in super coat and condition, lovely free flowing movement, parallel fore and aft, very nice. Res CC. 2 Billinghurst's Drakesleat Scent Sueall For Jiljac. Another really good moving girl, lovely head and expression, neat forehand with good depth of rib, strong topline, sound quarters, a happy girl moving freely with showmanship. 3 McLeod &Hassall's Janjac Mac Teen. Completed a trio of very nice girls.
OB(3, 1) 1 Thorn-Andrews' Ch Drakesleat Scent Sybil. Beautiful bitch, attractive head with correct eye shape and earset, good reach of neck flowing into well laid shoulders, excellent forechest and ribbing, good length and depth to balance, super outline, well bodied and in good coat, parallel movement fore and aft, in the challenge she didn't quite match the drive of the dog but she is a gorgeous girl. BCC. 2 Grant's Hanishan Winningwaves At Granhoward. Not the quality of first, but a sound enough mover, nice head and expression, neat front, moving parallel, good length of back and ribbing, moved well off sound quarters.