Midland Dachshund Club Championship Show 17th July 2021
Dachshund (Miniature Wire-haired)
Judge: Mike Turner (Rafthouse)
DOG RESERVE CC
Ch Russteck the Bruce
BEST VETERAN IN BREED
Samlane Belleza JW
A nice entry of Min Wires on a truly blistering hot day. I’m afraid the same faults still prevail – forward placed shoulders and short upper arms being the main one. Most were well-presented in super condition, but some truly awful long nails need attention. Type is still extremely varied, but I found mouths much improved.
Veteran Dog – 1
1st Corner’s Holrik Mister Mischief. Brindle dog of 11 years, shown in good condition and carrying his years lightly. Sound and steady mover.
Minor puppy dog – 1 Absent
Junior Dog - 1
1st Ergis’s Captain Tom of Siouxline. Really promising and smart brindle dog. Houndy head with good furnishings. Nice reach of neck and lay of shoulder. Used his rear on the move, presenting a good outline. Loved his bone and substance.
Yearling dog - 1
1st Storton’s Dereheath Major Tom. Dark brindle dog who presented a pleasing outline. A little upright and forward in shoulder but moved soundly.
Novice Dog – 1
1st Ergis’s Captain Tom of Siouxline
Limit Dog – 4 (3a)
1st Pain’s Ravensbeech Buccleugh. This dog was a real find. Absolutely sound and honest all through, in a tidy, harsh jacket. Super head proportions, large, clean teeth; correct length of neck running into a well-laid shoulder. Neat front with enough keel. Good spring and depth of rib and strong quarters which he really uses on the move. Put down to the minute in hard condition, I was delighted to award him the dog CC. Sure to gain his title very soon.
2nd Stewart and Tomsett’s Dajean Starstruck. Longer in body and not the ribbing of 1. Not the drive and extension of 1 and could use more width through.
3rd Mills-Jones’ Carlita Sunrise JW
Open Dog – 5 (2a)
1st Smith’s Alncroft Ivan Inkling. Light brindle dog who was really feeling the heat here. Nonetheless, moved soundly and presented in good condition.
2nd Russell’s Russteck Romeo. Black and tan dog with much to like, just not the drive on the move today.
3rd Mills-Jones’ Carlita Sunrise JW
Champion Dog – 1
1st Russell’s Ch. Russteck the Bruce. Really smart, brindle boy of lovely type and size. Super heard with a dark eye, neat front, super ribbing and strong rear. Shown in fab nick, muscled and well-covered. Pleased to award him the Reserve CC.
Veteran Bitch – 2
1st Price’s Samlane Belleza. Cracking veteran bitch of super type and presented in wonderful condition. The soaring temperature bothered her not one bit as she cruised around the ring with a rock-steady topline. Best veteran.
2nd Kirkwood-Emery’s Ubu Isla at Helydon. Brindle bitch giving away a lot in age here and sadly not completely sound today.
Minor Puppy Bitch – 1 (1a)
1st Sexton’s Molloney Noodle Not a Doodle. Really super brindle bitch who shows much promise. Smart head, reach of neck and correct shoulders. Well-ribbed and angulated correctly in hind assembly. Best mover in this class.
2nd Storton’s Dereheath Livia. Red brindle who scores in head. Completely different type to 1, being taller and a bit narrower through. Smart on the move when she wants to be!
Puppy Bitch – 8 (1a)
1st and Best Puppy
Kavacanne Love of My Life. I can see why, she was quite a find! Brindle of super make, shape and size. She is mature for her age and gave a good account of herself, despite being a bit of a handful, which was lovely to see. Hard to fault on construction, and so sound on the move showing a clean pair of heels. Super puppy with a very bright future I’m sure. Close up for Reserve CC.
2nd West’s Archidax Hocus Pocus. Red brindle with a super outline, taller and narrower than 1. Excels in head proportions and moved out really well, just not as strong in rear but time is on her side.
3rd Thompson’s Irenidae Sea Pink.
Junior Bitch – 6 (1a)
1st Kirkwood Emery’s Helydon Penelope Pitstop. Compact, dark brindle bitch of lovely type and mature for her age. Super head and furnishings, harsh jacket in good order. Was super to go over and out moved everything in this class. Most promising.
2nd Merry and Selby’s Olivia Belle for Merryline. A longer-cast bitch than 1 but really liked her. Correctly made all through, just needing to mature. Sound mover.
3rd Stewart & Thomsett’s DaJean Pinochios Star
Yearling Bitch – 4 (1a)
1st Rankine’s Fallowmill Pumpkin Pie. Really smart, brindle bitch with a super outline. She’s well-constructed and really excels in movement. Put down to the minute in lean, hard condition.
2nd Mill’s Oniasid Tart Tatin. Red brindle bitch of pretty much opposite type, being taller and less angulated than 1. Nonetheless, she gave a good account of herself here and moved soundly – but not the hind drive of 1.
3rd Storton’s Dereheath Dee Major
Special Beginner’s Bitch – 3 (1a)
1st Rose’s Ardenrun Foolish Whisper At Rogencrantz. Smart, brindle bitch of lovely make and shape and presented in good order. Moved with drive.
2nd Cumberland’s Mumysami So What. Shaded-red bitch of pleasing type who was placed in previous class, just needing to body-up.
3rd Strange’s Cazdachs Time to Shine
Novice Bitch – 6 (1a)
1st Rose’s Kavacanne Love of My Life
2nd Rankine’s Fallowmill Pumpkin Pie
3rd Merry & Selby’s Ona Meli for Merryline
Post Graduate Bitch – 7 (2 a)
1st Blackburn’s Stargang Witches Shadow. Quite lovely red bitch who scores in head and front construction. So elegant in everything where it should be. Moved out so well, just running out of steam in the heat, as were many of us.
2nd Howell’s Blackvein Vixen at Fallowmill. Smart, brindle bitch who was run close by 1. Very sound all through, and presented in super condition, just not as angulated so more restricted in hind movement.
3rd Mill’s Middleton Huntat Oniasid
Limit Bitch – 3 (1 a)
1st Jones’ Bimini Chasing Moonbeams. Smart, brindle bitch, typical of the type one sees from this exhibitor. Super head and eye. Correct front and well-ribbed up. Sound and true on the move.
2nd Sexton’s Molloney Game of Hearts. Brindle bitch of super make and shape, not dissimilar to 1. Outline was obscured by her carrying excess weight, which also affected her movement here.
Open Bitch – 4
1st and Reserve CC. Dance’s Ch. Emem Summer Sunshine JW. Absolutely stunning bitch I had the pleasure of judging as a baby. Suffice to say she has fulfilled all her early promise with room to spare. Elegant head, correct eye shape, good reach of neck with correct layback of shoulder. Super length and spring of rib with short, strong loin - which is so sadly lacking in many. Her well-angulated rear really gives her some engine and she just powers round, driving off her hocks all the way. One to be proud of, delighted to award her the Reserve CC.
2nd Blackburn Stargang Minnesota. Really smart and elegant bitch of similar type, and with many of the same virtues so similar comments apply. Just beaten on the move here today as was unsettled in the heat.
3rd Mills-Jones’ Cobra Lily Vitoraz (Imp CZE)
Champion Bitch – 2 (1a)
1st Dance’s Ch. Emem Constance Sunshine JW. What a star this bitch has turned out to be, also had my hands on her as a puppy. I was impressed then and I was again today. Super head with wonderful front construction. So well-ribbed and same strong loin as her sister who won the previous class. Her powerful hind assembly enables her to really drive from behind on the move, which she did with some style, keeping a strong topline at all times. Just pipping her illustrious sister to the post to take the CC and BOB. A pleasure to have judged her.