Scottish Dachshund Club Championship Show 2019
Blackburn Bennett (Stargang/Kanix)
Puppy Dog : WILLIAMS & MOES Cwmdarhian Hot Onya Heels
Puppy Bitch : WILLIAMS & MOES Cwmdarhian The Dutchess
or Bitch (3 Entries) Abs 0
Post Graduate Dog (1 Entry)
Puppy Bitch (6 Entries) Abs:
Post Graduate Bitch (4 Entries) Abs: 0
VHC: MCNAUGHTON Ch Cedavoch Rainstorm
Thank you to the Scottish Dachshund Club committee for inviting me to judge at their well run show. Thank you also to the Standard Smooth exhibitors, I was extremely pleased with my entry and had some real quality exhibits. I was particularly pleased with my Limit and Open classes in both dogs and bitches where I was really splitting hairs to choose, and I felt my bitch line up was particularly strong; I could have given the top awards to any one of them.
Veteran Dog/Bitch (3/0)
1st: Rodger’s Ch Thundergay Bebop A Lula – B&T bitch in super form for her age. One of the most well constructed of the day, she was a delight to go over. Feminine head, excellent front assembly with super tight elbows and prominent forechest, tight feet, well sprung ribbing, and good hind angulation. She moved out well keeping a firm topline and was sound coming and going. A very worthy champion.
2nd: Cunningham’s Ir Ch Carpaccio Elegant Emerald For Celandine – super smart b&t bitch, very showy girl which was lovely to see coming up to 10 years old. Beautiful head and lovely free side profile movement.
3rd: Starkey’s Carpaccio Jasper From Hamoura ShCM
Puppy Dog (5/0)
1st: Williams & Moes’ Cwmdarhian Hot Onya Heels – lovely shaded red dog puppy with the most beautiful head and eye. Prominent forechest, good feet, nice hindquarters with excellent length of second thigh. Moved soundly, with reach and drive.
2nd: Andison & Peel’s Tramardachs Into Infinity – clear red dog who I also liked though he was very much a baby and not cooperating with his handler. Lovely head, super forechest, good length of ribbing and short loin, hammy hindquarters, lovely profile movement.
3rd: Playfair’s Kaimknowe Ansas
Junior Dog (1/0)
1st: Lucas’ Tramardachs Milkcart Driva – nice shaded red dog, would benefit from a bit more body to him. Lovely head and eye, good length of neck, kept a good topline standing and moving and moved well going around.
Post Graduate Dog (1/0)
1st: Cunningham’s Clentry Back To Black For Celandine – smart b&t, nice head, excellent forechest and well laid back shoulder. Looked good stacked but was moved a little too fast I felt which made him loose his outline.
Limit Dog (3/1)
1st Paget & Carroll’s Lauralee Oscar Wild At Marvale – I loved this B&T dog as soon as he came into the ring. His outline, from his beautiful head to his well angulated hindquarters, oozes both type and substance. He has the most superb houndy and masculine yet defined head, beautiful lengthy neck set into well laid back shoulders with prominent forechest and strong tight feet. Firm topline standing and moving. His angulation both front and rear are used to advantage on the move where he has both reach and drive. Pleased to award him CC & BoB.
2nd: Hunt’s Lauralee Huckleberry Finn At Carpaccio – another very nice dog who was close up to 1, just preferred the overall outline and masculinity of 1st. He is very elegant in type, beautiful head on this red boy and with a lovely length of neck and prominent forechest. Kept a good topline and moved well.
Open Dog (5/0)
1st: Armstrong’s Ch Lauralee Nicholas Nickleby – Strong, smart B&T dog. Beautiful dog to go over with the best of construction not found in many. Pushed very hard for the CC but pipped to the post by who I later found out to be his son who just had that extra sparkle. This dog is not overdone in any way, simply perfectly well made, the soundest of movers, and handled beautifully. RCC.
2nd: Norton’s Matzell Matamua At Ivcar – I really liked this red dog, loved his type, but unfortunately today didn’t seem to want to give his all. Nice to go over, with an excellent head and lovely deep chest with great spring of rib. Lovely tight feet and excellent hindquarters. Just lacking in drive on the move.
3rd: Andison & Peel’s Excellmagic Wonderful Way (Imp Rus)
Puppy Bitch (6/0)
1st: Williams & Moes’ Cwmdarhiam Welsh Affair – pretty shaded red bitch. Lovely outline, feminine head, good reach of neck, prominent forechest. Lovely hammy hindquarters which she used on the move. Not quite the reach in front of her litter mate who beat her for BPB.
2nd: Borrelli’s Philabar The Original – Very smart and elegant B&T bitch. I really liked her type but unfortunately was a little unsettled on the day. She was nice to go over but was particularly good on the move and presented in excellent condition with her coat gleaming.
3rd: McNaughton’s Cedavoch Urbane
Junior Bitch (4/0)
1st: Williams & Moes’ Cwmdarhian The Dutchess – loved this bitch, so feminine yet still had substance. Beautiful head with lovely long neck set into a well made front. Especially lovely on the move she has super profile movement, very light on her feet with good reach and drive, sound coming and going and holding her topline throughout. BPIB and thrilled to see her go BPIS.
2nd: Andison & Peel’s Clentry Tooty Fruity – really liked this brindle bitch, particularly when she behaved! Nice head and lengthy strong neck, well placed shoulders, good feet, well angulated hindquarters which she used on the move.
3rd: Hunt’s Carpaccio Faberge
Post Graduate Bitch (4/0)
1st: McNaughton’s Cedavoch Tempest – a beautiful bitch, super mover and well constructed who pushed hard for the top awards but just beaten by her sister, they were very much of the same stamp so credit must go the breeder for these two super girls.
2nd: Rodger’s Glenariff Qui Vive At Thundergay – pretty red bitch, very feminine and a lovely temperament with tail lashing as she went around the ring. Lovely front construction and kept a good topline.
3rd: Cunningham’s Clentry Ruby Tuesday At Celandine
Limit Bitch (3/0)
1st: Mitchell’s Cedavoch Solar Storm At Bronia – Loved this girl as soon as she walked into the ring. A real quality bitch, in super condition, an absolute delight to go over with everything in the right place, nothing over exaggerated and a good size. She has a feminine head, strong neck and forehand, lovely short loin and muscled, well angulated hind quarters. All of this she used on the move to power around the ring with ease. CC.
2nd: Wand’s Wanderhund Phoenix Sky – red bitch with a lovely shape, like 1 she is not overdone in any way and good to go over. Better on the move than standing, and this is where she also shows off her lovely happy temperament.
3rd: Norton’s Matzell Myrtle
Open Bitch (6/0)
1st: Norton’s Ch Matzell Martha – this bitch excels on the move, unfortunately gave up on the standing part and gave the CC away to the Limit winner, but absolutely a worthy champion. Sound coming and going but I especially loved her profile movement; covering the ground with ease, great reach and drive and keeping a lovely outline. Beautiful head & eye, good length of neck into well placed shoulders, and lovely well angulated hindquarters. RCC
2nd: Armstrong’s Lauralee Girl Crush – very close up to 1, different in type but again she had super movement with great drive. I particularly loved her forehand; she has a lovely well defined head, almond shaped eyes, lengthy neck and huge forechest.
3rd: Wand’s Wanderhund Moon Dragon