My thanks to the Crufts committee for the invitation to judge this variety. I
have now had the good fortune to have judged all of our varieties at this great
show Ė something I never dreamed would happen when I first awarded CCs.
Quite a challenging entry to sort out, with many compromises needed. I donít
think this variety is currently as strong as once it was. Long loins are almost
the norm, and most are rather longer than the required ratios. Flat feet are
also very common. Often when you saw good front movement the rear was
disappointing, or vice versa. Many were rather high in hock. On the plus side
not too many huge ones, coats were mainly correct as was conditioning, including
muscle. Even the very long ones had good toplines.
Veteran D (4)
Thought this was a v strong class to start with.
1st 17885 MRS I A & MRS P M COOK & RHODES - ABYDACHS RIDES THE STORM
Really liked his proportions. Masc head with a super eye and expression. Long
neck. Slightly cleaner through the shoulders than 2. Good forechest. Feet could
be better. Well ribbed. Super topline. Liked his ground clearance. Well muscled
rear. Strong contender top honours.
2nd 17928 MISS E MITCHELL - CH BRONIA LOTARIO JW
Much better proportions than 3. He has a v good head. Well developed forechest.
Topline is firm although slightly long in loin. Well muscled up.
3rd 17881 MR P P, MRS D J & MISS K CLARKE & RISTEDT - GCH DC DOXDANES
AVIANCE KREWE DU VIEUX (IMP USA) VW
Puppy d (7,1)
1st 17887 MR L J CROSS - LOGGETA TROUBLE IN TEXAS
Good size and has nice proportions. V good head. Long neck. He has a well laid
shoulder with good return of upper arm. Well sprung ribs. Could be shorter in
loin but holds a level topline. Well bent stifle, slightly high in hock.
Accurate mover. BP
2nd 17868 MRS A C & MR I A BOOTH & ELSLEY - ABBALONGDAT I HAD A
Liked his proportions and outline, which he holds on the move. V good, masc head
with fill under eyes. Long neck. Could have a better shoulder. Keel goes well
back. Level topline. Well muscled rear.
3rd 17942 MR M WEDGE - DOLAN DOCK OF THE BAY
Junior d (4,1)
1st 17896 MRS S EVE - SUNDAYSHILL BENEDICT
Holds his outline on the move and the best front in this class. He has a v good
head. Long neck. Nice feet. He is too long in back and loin. Well bent stifle.
2nd 17941 MR M WEDGE - DOLAN JOHNNY BE GOOD
Liked his size. Pleasing head with dark eyes. Just a bit narrow in front. Could
have longer ribs. Slight slope to croup. Well bent stifle. Fraction high in
3rd 17866 MISS M BIRD - SUNDAYSHILLS EBONY
Post grad d (8,2)
1st 17935 MISS M & MRS M STREET & TOFT - RANGLEWOOD LAWSONIA
Very clear winner of this class. Liked his size, proportions and a v good mover.
Could be slightly finer in skull. Typical expression. Long neck. Well laid
shoulder. Feet ok. Well ribbed and fairly short on loin. Good rear. Holds a
level topline. Really good d.
2nd 17894 MR & MRS B E DUCHESNE - DARSOMS ZYJOSH OF SCANDELL
He is too big, but a well made d and fairly good mover. Liked his head. Ok neck.
Shoulders well laid just a bit short in upper arm. Level topline. Could have a
better angulated rear.
3rd 17867 MRS A C & MR I A BOOTH & ELSLEY - ABBALONGDAT EAGLE
Limit d (6,1)
Fairly even class.
1st 17901 MISS E GARLICK - RANGLEWOOD HARVEST SONG
Liked his proportions and has a better head than 2. Enough neck. Well laid
shoulders. Well sprung ribs. Would look better with less weight. Topline ok.
Decent rear. Moved out well.
2nd 17895 MR & MRS B E DUCHESNE - DARSOMS ZAMBA OF SCANDELL
Liked him to go over with a well laid shoulder. Quite a strong head. Well
ribbed. Moderate rear. Flat coat. Well developed forechest.
3rd 17919 MS G MARKS - LABBADAX LEWISVILLE TEXAS
Open d (13,1)
Really super class, would happily award a CC to all placed.
1st 17929 MISS M & MR T PEAT & SIKORA - AM GCH PRAMADA'S XAVIER
WITH JORDDACHS SL [ATC AS02654USA]
Like his size and proportions and went really well today. Super head. Long neck.
V good forechest. He has sufficienlt ground clearance. Well ribbed. Well made
rear and he really drives, which is what took him to the CC. Congratulations on
his UK title.
2nd 17930 MRS F MITCHELL - CH BRONIA TRUE LEGACY
V similar in type to 1. Liked his size and proportions. He has a super head.
Long neck. Well laid shoulders. Well bodied. Liked his rear. In a tight call
winner just went that bit better. RCC
3rd 17920 MS G MARKS - LABBADAX LATIMER KANSAS
Good citizen (3)
1st 17872 MRS M & MR D BORSUK - IR CH BADAMTAM'S VIA BALTICA AT FOLLYPAWS
SHCM (IMP FIN)
Was 4th in the lovely veteran class. Liked his proportions and topline best in
this class. Long neck. V good forechest. Liked his rear.
2nd 17944 MRS M H WILSON - ROGERMARDAX SENOR DOUGAL
Well angulated d, just a bit big and long. He has a masc head. Long neck.
Underline could be better.
3rd 17892 MISS J M DIMON - LABBADAX INSPIRATION FOR DIMERLIN
Veteran b (2)
1st 17907 MRS S A R HUGHES - DACHSLUR VELVET RIBBON
V fem b, liked her length of head. Good neck. well laid shoulders. In super coat
and condition. Topline could be better.
2nd 17917 MR G P & MRS D E LUMLEY - TARRAMIST TSARINE
She has a super head. Long neck. Topline maybe not what is was. Could have been
better in front action.
Puppy b (4)
1st 17925 MRS S J METCALFE-BILGIN - METADALE MARGARITA
Really fem b with a good outline. Super head, could have a bit better pigment.
Long neck. V good front. Slightly more forechest than 2. She is well ribbed.
Holds a firm topline. Good rear.
2nd 17939 MISS S L VINCENT - METADALE MONICA AT GAINSCROFT
Liked her size and proportions. She has a lovely head. Good neck. Could be
better out and back but time could fix this. Level topline.
3rd 17897 MR A & MRS L A FOSSETT - BRYSDAX MAMMA MIA
Junior b (5,1)
1st 17931 MRS H P MOORAT - DANTON FIREFLY TO LANGLEYBURY
Liked her for size and proportions. Wish she would give a bit more on the move.
She has a fem head. Long neck. V good forechest. Well sprung ribs. Level
topline. Moderate rear.
2nd 17940 MR M WEDGE - DANTON FIRE DANCER AT DOLANS
Liked her shape. Needs a stronger underjaw. Medium neck. Deep chest. Level
topline. Better tail set and carriage than 3. Moderate rear.
3rd 17915 MR D M LEWIS - TRIXHUND OBSESSION
Post grad b (10,4)
1st 17923 MESSRS C J & C MCGAVIGAN & PETTIGREW - CLENTRY CAMELLIA FOR
She has a v good outline and is a sound mover, could just put a bit more effort
in. Lovely, fem head. Long neck. Well laid shoulder. Well spring ribs. Just a
bit long in loin. Well bent stifle with low hocks.
2nd 17921 MS G MARKS - LABBADAX LA FAYETTE GEORGIA
She is just a fraction too low. Lovely head. Long neck. Quieter a good front.
Well sprung ribs. Long loin, better topline than some of those behind her. Well
3rd 17943 MRS M H WILSON - BONAVOIR SENORITA AT ROGERMARDAX
Limit b (8,4)
1st 17916 MR D M LEWIS - TRIXHUND HI DE HI JW
She is a v good size and I liked her proportions. Fem head. Lengthy neck. Well
laid shoulder could have more upper arm and a longer front stride. Well ribbed
back. Slightly firmer in topline than 2. Well made rear which she uses so v
2nd 17927 MISS K F & MR E L MILLER & RYAN - BRONIA FINAL FANTASY AT
CAVALLIBROOK (AI) JW
Liked her size and proportions. Beautifully presented. V good head with typical
eye and expression. Long neck. Well laid shoulders and good return of upper arm.
Well sprung rib. Not quite hind action of 1 although better in front.
3rd 17918 MR G P & MRS D E LUMLEY - DAGASTREN MARTHA MY DEAR
Open b (8,1)
Feet were a bit of an issue in this class.
1st 17891 MR G & MRS F LARKIN - IR CH DARSOMS ZANEETA
She is a really lovely Dachshund and carries sufficient coat. She has a super
head. Long neck. Well laid shoulder. Correct forechest. V good feet. Well
ribbed. Holds a level topline. Super rear. CC & BOB
2nd 17900 MISS E GARLICK - RANGLEWOOD TEMPEST
Liked her a lot. She has a super head. Long neck. Well laid shoulder. Feet not
her fortune. Well ribbed. Moderate rear. Holds a v good outline, could just use
her rear more. Excellent outline. RCC
3rd 17904 MRS J F GEESON - CH/BEL/LUX/INT CH ABYDACHS GIVING