Wirehaired Dachshund Club 2019
Dachshund (Miniature Wire-haired)
|Judge: Lesley Patton (Lesandnic)|
Dog CC :
JONES Ch Bimini Starstruck
Best Puppy Dog : SMITH & MOON Alncroft Ivan Inkling
: THORN ANDREWS Ch Drakesleat Too Gud to be True
Best Puppy Bitch : FULTON Bothlyn Penny from Heaven
Puppy : FULTON Bothlyn Penny from Heaven & Reserve
Best Puppy in Show
Veteran Dog or Bitch (9 Entries) Abs
Good Citizen Dog Scheme Dog or Bitch (2 Entries)
Minor Puppy Dog (10 Entries) Abs 2
Yearling Dog (3 Entries)
Post Graduate Dog (1 Entry)
Minor Puppy Bitch (12 Entries) Abs: 2
Junior Bitch (11 Entries) Abs: 2
Yearling Bitch (7 Entries) Abs: 1
Post Graduate Bitch (13 Entries) Abs: 2
Limit Bitch (11 Entries) Abs: 2
Many thanks to the WHDC for a lovely day, and to my very efficient stewards. Thank you all for such a great entry, good to see exhibitors supporting their Club show. Despite the comments on social media beforehand there were very few obviously overweight dogs and those that were had their weight assessed as a fault in exactly the same way as any other fault. I would have done just the same had there been scales. A few years ago there was a suggestion that dogs should have a higher weight limit than bitches as 11lb kept good dogs out of the ring and certainly on the basis of this entry bitches are far superior to dogs. I found many males lacking in head with weak lower jaws and crowded uneven lower incisors. Both sexes had missing premolars, but not on the same scale as on my last appointment - thank you! The biggest problem is still poor forequarter construction - very short upper arms and incorrect angulation, in some cases the upper arm is almost parallel to the floor, giving very stilted front action. There is also a lack of width through the chest - there should be width between the front legs for an oval chest - in many cases when moving towards the judge there is no width at all. One kennel excelled in front construction and the results show this. I found one small kink in a tail and a few fused vertebrae in tails. I was very pleased to find several bitches actually wagging their tails on the table - there are still several exhibits, especially dogs, lacking the required outgoing temperament. Competition in bitches was very strong and all the bitch class winners and several 2nds were CC quality.
*VD/B* (9,4) Disappointed at the teeth in this class - none of those present were older than 8 - what are you feeding your dogs? 1. Phillips' Ch Curtisey Boogy Woogy JW, Scored on coat and ground clearance, dark brindle with best ribbing in class, moving soundly and freely, could have a stronger head. 2. Fulton's Ch Bothlyn Brigadoon JW, Lighter brindle with softer coat but a beautiful head, longer in loin than winner, moved very well but just too low to ground for me. 3. Pain's Trixhund TattiAnnie Ravensbeech, Lovely feminine red bitch, good coat, lacked hind angulation in comparison to winners.
*GC *(2) 1. Vossen's Dajeans Happy Sunday, Well proportioned red dog with excellent coat, very masculine, looks very well stacked but underline cuts up a bit and he is very proud of his tail which makes him look straight behind on the move. 2. Crow's Compania Pandora, Free moving light brindle bitch who runs up a little on the move and is too long in loin.
*MPD *(10,2) Lovely class of free moving puppies, some had to pay the price for not being very courageous, disappointed to find so many uneven bites and tiny teeth. 1. Smith & Moon's Alncroft Ivan Inkling, Small light brindle with super bone and proportions, really sound hind movement and a smashing temperament, BPD and seriously considered for RCC. 2. Thorn-Andrews & Billinghurst's Drakesleat Kumquat May, Darker brindle of similar type, same good proportions in v. slightly larger frame with excellent teeth, more masculine head but just not as outgoing today. 3 Flowers' Bingobongo's Ruben, Very much a standard in miniature, may well not stay under 11 lbs but looked super moving around the ring on a loose lead, best head in class, well angulated both ends, coat needed attention. *PD *(2,1) 1. Black's Lordscairnie Cauld Be Love Bassodon, Dark brindle with excellent coat and good bone, could do with more upper arm and ribbing, moved freely with long stride, could be more courageous.
*JD* (4) This looked a lovely class when they were all standing at the start but going over the dogs made quite a difference. 1. Thorn-Andrews' Drakesleat Ivor Notion, Dark brindle with best front construction in class, correct proportions, good coat, good teeth, moved very freely here, in the challenge not moving as freely in front. 2. Russell's Russteck All Eyes On Me. On the table thought this was my winner, love the type and proportions but failed in front angulation and lost his shape on the move 3. Phillips' Gulliagh Loganberry of Robinswood, Smaller lighter brindle, rather low to ground but lovely hind movement.
*YD *(3) 1. Kirkwood-Emery's Ch Helydon Laird Loki JW, Produced to perfection, super brindle coat, lovely head and expression, disappointed with his ribbing and front movement, excellent hind movement - maybe moving him slower would help overall picture. 2. Jones' Carlita Sunrise, Similar type, lovely head and expression, better ribbing and proportions but pinning his ears back and not looking happy, not as sound in hind action as winner. 3. Feetham's Kimbleholme King of Hearts, Excellent coated red, lacking in bone and failed in front to winners, not happy on table
*PGD *(2) 1. D. Happy Sunday, won here on his better proportions and sounder front construction. 2. Reilly's Phyvars Winston, Beautifully presented brindle, not as masculine, short in upper arm, longer in loin and lost topline on move.
*LD *(9) Difficult class, lots of different types and proportions, I really liked the chocolate I placed VHC although he is too big, his proportions were spot on, and he has a super head, good front and coat, lovely to go over on table but tucking his tail under and not moving as freely behind as I think he could. 1. & RCC, Thorn-Andrews' Drakesleat Evan Sent, Best front construction in class, correct bone and proportions, so sound on the move, perfectly parallel to and fro which was hard to find in this class, and good reach and drive in profile, stood away here but at 15 months just lacked finish in the challenge to a mature dog. 2. Crossman's Janter Clarion, Very masculine black and tan who does himself no favours when stacked, and coat could be better presented, but very good to go over and showed off his excellent construction on the move. Just a little longer than 1. 3 Russell's Russteck The Bruce, outmoved by 1 and 2 today.
*OD* (5) Super temperaments in this class. 1. & CC Jones' Ch Bimini Starstruck, Lovely dog, excellent coat, proportions and bone, good ground covering movement, good front angulation, kind head and expression, presented a very sound, well balanced picture. 2. Heather's Ravensbeech Rossini with Whiteorchard, Very sound smaller red just lacking a little in angulation both front and rear and coat presentation did not help, more masculine in head than winner. 3. Feetham's Kimbleholme Jackpot, Very well presented brindle, sound with substance, just a little too long in loin and not as free a mover as 1 and 2.
*MPB *(12,2) Lovely class with super temperaments, winner scored in coat and ribbing over 2nd but both were v similar, both with excellent front construction and good bone, well angulated behind and very sound movement, great to see puppies enjoying themselves in the ring. 1. Fulton's Bothlyn Penny From Heaven, Super coated brindle with lovely proportions, liked everything about her, Won BPB because of her excellent front movement and BP on her more mature outline. 2. Blackburn's Stargang Minnesota, Another lovely brindle who when she decided to move, could, but did not co-operate for long, super type and proportions. 3. Mills' Middleton Hunt, Lovely red coat, slightly different type and a little narrow in front but lovely profile, well angulated with good proportions, would prefer stronger head.
*PB* (7,1) Another lovely class with some giving away a lot in age - the first two stood out. 1. Dance's Emem Constance Sunshine, Correct proportioned brindle, good bone and substance, correct coat, moved very soundly, good teeth and temperament. 2. Fulton's Jolanda Uptown Girl at Bothlyn, Loved everything about her but lost out in length of loin to winner and played up a little with change of handler, another with excellent movement. 3. Russell's Auchenrose Reelo Kate to Russteck, 4th in MP and another lovely type, just failing in shoulder placement to winners.
*JB* (11,3) 1. Morris' Stargang Peggy Sue at Pennywave, Red, a real standard in miniature, slightly long in loin and in challenge just lacked a little finish for me but certainly CC quality, very sound, free flowing movement, well constructed, good coat. 2. Storton's Dereheath Helen Reddy, At first glance thought she was the winner, v sound red brindle with super temperament who also excelled on the move but failed in front to winner, not much in it, and when handler and dog work in unison will be hard to beat. 3. Flowers & Smith's Bingobongo's Boudica, well proportioned, moved very freely and excelled in temperament, coat detratcted from topline and not the hind angulation of first two.
*YB* (7,1) Good class but some exhibits were too heavy in ribbing and unbalanced, the first two stood away for free movement which was parallel both ways. 1. Crossman's Janter Cinnamon, Light chocolate, handler does not always get the best out of her but she is super to go over and so very sound with lovely temperament, good front and ribbing. 2. Clare's Drakesleat Helen Back to Mabellene, Very close up, light brindle who is beautifully made but her coat is rather soft and had obviously been scissored - please persevere with finger and thumb as she is definitely worth it, moved beautifully with reach and drive, good head, front and ribbing. 3. Blackburn-Bennett's Stargang Rays of Sunshine, Lovely head on this super coated dark brindle, at first had her down as my winner but longer in loin and moving very close behind.
*PGB* (12,3) Another very good class, tough decision between first two, second has the ground clearance I prefer but lacked in keel to 1 who had the best front and ribbing. 1. Crossman & Kennedy's Janter Bee Forever, Brindle, the longer she went the better she looked, very sound and free flowing, held her shape in profile movement with the best of coats and a very sweet, feminine head, correct hind angulation, won the RCC on type and soundness in a very good line up. 2. Dance's Emem Summer Sunshine, Brindle, slightly lost her outline on the move but good front, excellent coat and proportions, very sound mover. 3. Jones' Bimini Wish upon A Star, Brindle, similar type with good proportions but not the front movement of the first 2.
*LB *(11,4) 1. Thorn-Andrews' Drakesleat Drop Dead Gorjus, Stood away for bone, proportions and front construction, lovely head and moved so well in front. 2. Pain's Russteck Nicely Nicely for Ravensbeech, Lovely shape, good coat and a very free mover with good ground clearance and angulation but I would prefer a stronger jaw and a little more substance. 3. Fulton's Bothlyn Dancing Queen, Loved this chocolate girl, beautifully presented, gorgeous in profile, well constructed at both ends with good ribbing but front movement let her down today.
*OB *(10,1) This was a very strong class and really it came down to personal preference, some rib cages were too deep for me and coupled with short keels, one that I loved failed in dentition. 1. Thorn-Andrews' Ch Drakesleat Too Gud To Be True, Brindle who excelled in front construction, bone and proportions, lovely head and expression, good coat, ribbing and hind angulation, and had the temperament to match, really well muscled, just loved her, CC and she won BOB on her powerful hind movement and sheer attitude, delighted to see her win BIS. 2. Kirkwood-Emery's Ch Helydon Fabulous Freya, Lighter brindle in good coat with good proportions and front construction who also excelled in free flowing movement, just had a tendency to lose her profile on the move. 3. Blackburn-Bennett's Ch Stargang Catch The Rainbow, Lovely red, very well made, just not the coat texture of first two and moving rather close in front