Eastern Counties Dachshund Ass 2012

Judge: Helen Caple


was delighted to be invited to judge at this progressive  society's Championship Show. Some 25 yrs ago at the Society's Ruby Anniversary  show I had the good fortune to win B.I.S. with my Miniature Wire-Haired  Dachshund Morsefield Bizzy Bee. Today I had the honour of judging B.I.S.  myself. I thank the Society for the hospitality shown and the breed judges for  sending through some quality exhibits for my evaluation. Best In Show: Darsoms  Zangelina. Elegant shaded red Long bitch of a super type, full of quality and a  pleasure to go over. Beautifully put together with good bone and neat feet.  Loved her head and expression, well filled front, lengthy ribbing with firm  topline and well angulated quarters, moved soundly with a free , easy stride,  lovely head carriage and super outline. Reserve Best In Show: Cwmdarhian Back  To Alabama At Carpaccio. Eye-catching b/t Miniature Smooth, whose lovely clean  lines give a smart well balanced outline. Lovely feminine head, well  constructed throughout, has a super outgoing temperament, moved out soundly  with both reach and drive, a lovely showgirl. Best Puppy In Show: Siouxline  Levi. Smart red Miniature Smooth dog, beautifully balanced, super in outline at  7mths must have a bright future, loved his sound construction, lovely head and  dark eye, well filled front, good ribbing and strong quarters, moved out  smartly with reach and drive, very confident youngster and excellent showman.  Reserve Best Puppy In Show: Africandawns Lilly's Legacy, lots to like about  this 7mth red Long baby, loved her elegant head and soft feminine expression,  well made throughout, good bone and feet, moved very soundly, still very immature  but has lots of potential. Best Veteran In Show:Ch /Ir/Am Ch Raydachs Tom  Cruisen On. Smart brindle Wire dog looking really well for his 10 yrs, lovely  masculine head, reachy neck, firm well made body, good bone and neat feet, good  texture to coat, moved soundly, an excellent showman and a credit to his owner.  Best Breeders in Show: Ergis's Miniature Smooths, 3 excellent examples from the  Siouxline kennel very well matched, lovely for type and quality, moved out  really well together. Veteran Stakes  Class (8) 1 Ch/Ir /Am Ch Raydachs Tom Cruisen On B.V.I.S. 2 Bronia  Lucidissima. 8yr b/t min smooth bitch, neatly put together, with feminine head,  good ribbing and quarters, moved out smartly. 3 Allfreys Ursula, WH bitch.
    Helen Caple