Dachshund (Miniature Smooth Haired)
Judge(s): Mrs V Skinner
Best of Breed : Coxon, Ch D'Arisca I Do Declare
Dog CC : Coxon, Ch D'Arisca I Do Declare
Res Dog CC : Mead, Ardenrun Aeron into Minimead
Bitch CC : Williams & Moes, Cwmdarhian Cara Mia
Res Bitch CC : Ergis, Siouxline Aurora JW
Best Puppy : Mead, Ardenrun Aeron into Minimead
Miniature Smooth Haired Dachshunds
My apologies for such a late critique. Thank you for a wonderful entry, such a pleasure to find so much quality right down the line in both dogs and bitches. Heads are so much improved, finer in skull and gone are the "snipey" muzzles. We are seeing the correct "conical" head. Eye shape and colour are much improved. We have bone and substance, good shoulder layback. Spring of rib and ribbed well back giving a good underline.
Gone almost is the very short rib which gives the underline of a whippet, wrong and ugly. Hind angulation, much improved with short hock giving drive from behind. Front movement improved with more outreach and length of stride. My congratulations to "Thre Breeders". My Thanks to my stewards Mr D Howell & Mr Paul Hayes who kept everything in good order enabling me to get through the large entry in good time.
Veteran Dog (3)
1st Shelton, Ch Donnadoon Imagination at Barisse JW ShCM
This B/T dog did not look his age. He is so well constructed throughout. Lovely head and expression. Outline firm and held on the move, he drove from the rear, super condition. Coat tight and gleaming. Could compete with the best
2nd Melbourne, Melriding Jerome
Red Dog who was in good condtion, head and eye good, correct in body properties. Sound with good movement. Angulation good, coat tight and dense in good condition. Outline held but the movement of the winner - with zest, he could not match.
3rd Lukes, Corrieknowe Circassian
This 12 year old carried his age well, another good specimen who had a lot to like, muzzle just turning grey and his topline was a little slack. He moved out and back with verve.
Special Puppy Dog (6)
1st McAuley, Elnside Two Tone Boy
So much to like about this brindle boy. Head conical, eye good shape and dark. He was very pleasing to go over. Shoulders correct with good layback, robust rib cage, prominent front, good hind angulation, short hocks giving drive behind. Tail set good, underline and topline good, held on the move. He moved with confidence and drive giving a good outline at all times.
2nd Ergis, Siouxline Levi
Another first class specimen, so correct in construction in all departments. Many of above remarks apply. All dogs from this kennel are of "a type" and all excel in movement so much drive and stride, close decision.
3rd Careys, Swingletrees Abracadabra
To go over him is to find a well constructed dog, both fore and aft outline good, kept on the move, A little rangy he needs to fill in. Movement not as positive as above.
Special Junior Dog (8)
1st Mead, Ardenrun Aeron into Minimead - Reserve CC
This red boy took my eye as he came into the ring. Super classy outline. He is long, Low and Level, but has good ground clearance on the move. my notes sat excellent to go over him is to find a dog with excellent front assembly, layback of shoulder and well sprung rib cage. He is ribbed well back, prominent forechest, well rounded quarters, tail set good, short hocks. He has bone and substance, tight feet. played his handler up a little then settled down, he moved true out and back with drive.
2nd Scott, Wolferlow Captain Bellamy
Quality, has all the body properties to give a balanced overall picture of a well constructed dog. Front assembly pleased as did his well angulated quarters, which he used to drive from the rear. Well let down behind, he moved freely and well. Head and eye also pleased.
3rd Muggleton, Solar Flare at Mosiarto
A lot to like. His general make and shape pleased me. He pleased in head, eye, neck into a shoulder layback. Front and rear assembly ok he needs to tighten up in hind movement.
Yearling Dog (6,2)
1st Ergis, Siouxline Zebedee JW
Another eyecatcher from this kennel. An easy winner, he is well constructed all through, nothing I would alter. Sound both fore & aft, classy head and eye. Movement is good and he has the usual ground covering movement one expects. Outline good and kept on the move, so very sound all through.
2nd Glukhova, Kapitan Nemo Iz Slavjanskoi Nadezhdy
A very different type from winner, shorter in body length than ours and a little taller on the leg. A very compact sound boy giving a good overall picture. He had a good head and expression, outline pleased, he moved soundly and correctly both fore & aft.
3rd Wolesey, Endless Beauty at Glyndwr
Nice type, typical min smooth. No major faults, his outline good and held on the moved. A little short in under rib. Needs to tighten behind.
Post Graduate Dog (9)
1st Shuker, Yewlitt Dougall
Liked this boy, he is quality with an air of refinement, he has bone and substance for size, he has a really lovely head and eye shape. Arched and well carried neck running cleanly into correct shoulder layback, he is good in front with a well sprung thorax. Ribbed well back, strong quarters with good hind angulation, short hocks giving drive behind, tight elbows and feet. Profile good at all times, Movement true free and ground covering. So much in a neat package.
2nd Gorman, Gordax Chocolate Royal
liked this boy for his good shoulder girdle, well ribbed and with well angulated quarters and his overall construction and balance. Head and eye pleased. Hind angulation good short hocks, moved true fore & aft keeping good profile.
3rd Mead, Lokmadi Blushing Groom for Minimead
This boy also pleased, I found his good construction all through. Head & eye good as was reach of neck. Shoulder girdle good, hind quarters well angulated, good profile, did not want to move freely, plated his handler up at the wrong time.
Limit Dog (13,2)
1st Muggleton, Mosiarto Mr Motivator
A pleasure to go over this dog and to find so much that is so good. Correct in overall construction, head and eye pleased as did reachy neck, into well lay back of shoulder. Front assembly & prominent keel correct as was oval thorax, ribbed well back. Correct in quarters, well let down behind. He has an upstanding outlook and an excellent profile kept on the move. Moved true both fore & aft.
2nd Morton, Cagebrook Thyme to go to Scalamor
All quality boy in a smaller package, as was bone and substance for size. Front assembly good as were his well angulated quarters, plenty of drive behind, he looked well on the move with good stride. Anoter with a good head shape and dark eye to complete the picture.
3rd Kent, Lokmadi Oceans Eleven JW
This quality boy is good to go over, well proportioned for size. Head & eye correct, Super expression and outline pleased, seemed reluctant to move at first from behind, then he went round with more enthusiasm. Not the drive of winners but correct hind angulation.
Open Dog (14,1)
Such a strong class and a pleasure to judge so many quality dogs.
1st Coxon, Ch D'Arisca I do Declare - Challenge Certificate & BOB
This super dog filled my eye as he came into the ring. My notes say excellent. He is teeming with quality. Superb construction which shows in the way he moves. So true both fore & aft. Both 'Clearing' & 'Covering' the ground, moves with presicion and drive. He is all of a piece, has lovely body symetry. Refined head, dark eye, reachy neck with 'crest' flowing into good shoulder layback. Keel prominent with oval thorax filling the crook, excels in top and underline. Well angulated quarters, short hocks, low tailset has bone and substance.
2nd Blackburn, Welcumen Red Rum at Stargang
Very different in type to winner, smaller with bone and substance, very well balanced, his construction all through pleased as did outline kept on the move, well let down behind, moved out and back with drive.
3rd Jones & Williams, Cwmdarhian Billy the Kid
So pleasing to have quality right down the line. So soundly constructed throughout. This boy had classy head & eye, neck reach and shoulder layback, well ribbed, outline kept on the move, pleased in movement both fore & aft.
Good Citizen Dog (1)
1st Neil-Fraser, Granadan Revelation at Baxendale
This good looking & overall well made boy who pleased on the move was so very calm and attentive to his handler, doing all that was asked of him with ease, he has attained his Gold Medal. Well done.
Veteran Bitch (6)
1st Reed, Deercroft Devotion
This 7.5 Year old could still compete in breed classes. Good overall construction, she was in first class & hard condition, coat gleaming firm in outline. She moved well keeping outline and with drive.
2nd Kerry, Dolyharp Pizzicato at Kireton
Another girl looking good for age. Outline held on the move with good head carriage, a very sound free mover, also in good coat and condition.
3rd Paterson, Yasmin Fire Babe
Sound & well constructed, this 9 year old girl carried her years lightly. Pleased in body construction, coat gleaming and tight. She moved out well both fore & aft.
Special Puppy Bitch (11,1)
1st Kent, Lokmadi Paper Tiger
Lovely type and a first class girl, good head with dark eye, reachy neck into well placed shoulders on a well sprung ribcage, ribbed well back with correct underline. Topline good held on the move. Well angulated quarters gave drive from behind, tight elbows, as were feet. Profile held on move, moved true fore & aft.
2nd Callow, Garthorne Miss Toffee
This quality girl had a typical dachshund outline, very sound and has excellent body proportions. Head & eye good, correct shoulder layback, has rib volume and ribbed well back. Low to ground, but has ground clearance. hind angulation good as was profile kept on move. She moved freely with drive.
3rd Lombardelli, Mylforbe Fleur De Lys at Kelmbeck
This compact well bodied and sound girl. Very similar in type to above completed a trio of lovely bitches. She pleased in her make and shape and overall construction. Presenting a good outline on the move with freedom and drive.
Special Junior Bitch (12)
1st Callow, Garthorne Little Eva
All quality girl with bone & substance for size. Extremely well constructed throughout. Front assembly excellent as was hindquarters with well turned stifle and short hocks, has tight feet and elbows. Moved with drive from behind keeping good outline at all times, covered ground well.
2nd Orton, Rinjay Stoasha by Scalamor
This lovely B/T girl took my eye with her beautiful outline. Such a proud head carriage. Outline held on move. She moved true fore & aft. Going over her did not disappoint. She is well constructed and sound throughout.
3rd Shelton, Barisse Arbennik Isoldes Endeavor
This girl completed a trio of lovely bitches. She is also very sound with good body properties, nothing I would like to alter. She presented a good picture on the move top and underline held, has true movement both fore & aft.
Yearling Bitch (15,3)
1st Ergis, Melbourne & Holdsworth, Siouxline Alliance with Melriding JW
Super red girl who fits the standard to prefection. Has tremendous ring presence, conical head, dark eye good reach neck flowing in to correct shoulder layback. Deep oval Thorax, well sprung ribbing, good top and underline, well turned stifle giving well angulated quarters. Positive mover both fore & aft, has tremendous drive she powered round the ring with a ground covering stride. Surely her title can't be far away.
2nd Roberts, Bronia Caprice to Denver
Head & eye good with reachy neck. Very well constructed, front assembly correct as are hindquarters, she has substance for size. Moved well with good stride.
3rd Melbourne, Melriding Berengaria
This girl had a lot to like. Her construction is good, front assembly good as is head & eye. Nice size, has bone and substance. Good quarters, well angulated, well ribbed. Top & underline good. Movement was correct. Gave a good outline, though somewhat reluctant to move at times.
Post Graduate Bitch (19,7)
1st Parishs, Garthorne Lady Gaga to Garlandelms
This sound well made bitch had a lovely head & eye. Pleasing in outline both standing and moving. Shoulders good as was ribbing and thorax. Was well sprung, good rib lungth well back gave correct top & underline. She had well let down quarters, moved out and back in good order.
2nd Daykin, Barratini Margo
Again we have a sound, solid well constructed girl. Lovely type, lovely head & eye, reachy neck into good shoulders. Has length and lowness to ground but with clearance and free good movement both fore & aft. Outline kept on the move.
3rd Blackburn, Lokmadi Coral Sea at Stargang
Smaller girl with plenty of substance for size. Lovely head & eye. Has good front & ribbed well back. Good rear with well let down quarters. She moved well but with a bit of reluctance.
Limit Bitch (19,5)
1st Ergis, Siouxline Aurora JW - Reserve Challenge Certificate
Super red girl who fits the standard so well, has tremendous ring presence, with such a fabulous outline standing and moving. Beautiful head & eye. Good reach of neck into good shoulder layback. Deep oval thorax, well sprung ribbing giving good underline. Well turned stifle giving well angulated quarters. Positive mover both fore & aft. She has tremendous drive, she powered round the ring with a ground covering stride presenting a lovely picture.
2nd Melbourne, Golden Algonquinette of Melriding
This girl had so much breed type, Classic head & eye and well arched neck into good shoulder layback. Top & underline good. Strong well angulated quarters, hocks short giving drive from behind. Movement Parallel, topline kept on the move. Not the length of stride of winner.
3rd Reed, Cedax Octavia Surprise for Deercroft JW
Very smart B&T to go over this girl is to appreciate her good construction throughout. Head & eye lovely. Front assembly good, as are well let down quarters. Movement good true both fore & aft. Topline kept on the move.
Open Bitch (12,1)
1st Williams, Cwmdarhian Cara Mia - Challenge Certificate
My note say stunning. This super bitch filled my eye the moment she entered the ring. Classic head, eye dark, reachy neck into correct shoulder layback. I was most impressed with her substance and soundness. Lovely oval ribbing, her thorax and prominant keel completely filled the crook. Tight elbows and feet. Well angulated and let down quarters which were well rounded. Tail set good, looked good on the move, outline kept, moved true fore & aft with good stride.
2nd Hunt, Ch Cwmdarhian Back to Alabama at Carpaccio JW
Another out of the 'Top Drawer'. This B/T girl has many of the attributes of winner. So very good to go over, so sound and she is 'all of a piece'. Front assembly so correct. body well ribbed. Rounded well angulated quarters all correct. Her movement was a joy she really powered round the ring.
3rd Ergis, Ch Siouxline Thomasina
So very different in type to above, and so very correct in her construction. So good to go over. Lovely lead & eye and reach of neck. Front assembly good as was quarters. Moved with the usual drive, covering plenty of ground that is the hallmark of this kennel
Good Citizen Bitch (1)
1st Paterson, Yasmin Fire Babe
2nd West, Ardenrun Stanley's Girl for Archidax
Valerie Skinner (Judge)