Scottish Kennel Club 2018
Dachshund Dachshund (Miniature Smooth-haired)
PD (4) 1 Mitchell's Bronia Biaggio. Lovely puppy, correct front assembly and angulated back end, good topline, oozing quality, awarded him the RDCC and was told it was his third. Also he was placed third in the hound puppy group. So pleased about this. BP. 2 Andison & Peel's Clentry Knock Em Dead Norman. Another quality puppy, just preferred front and back end of first, this one slightly higher on the leg, just needs to settle on the move, however, should have a bright future. 3 Shutt's Donnadoon Moon And Stars.
JD (4) 1 Williams' Wilmerella Go West. Slightly high on the leg but overall pleasing profile, good length and hind angulation. 2 Cumberland's Mumysami Clicalicious For Yorami. Different type to first and just preferred back movement and overall profile of first. 3 Hyslop's Silveraat Goldfink.
PGD (2, 1) 1 Blackburn's Stargang Sea Bird. Lovely red, nice mover, just needs a bit more confidence to show to advantage, his lovely profile as he kept dropping and spoiling the overall picture, loved his front assembly.
LD (5, 1) 1 Blackburn-Bennett's Stargang Barracuda. Beautiful red, nicely proportioned, strong topline and nice angulation at the rear, another quality exhibit from this kennel. 2 Callow's Garthorne Gavin. Shorter type to first and today topline not so good, just preferred overall construction and profile of first. 3 Fieke's Lustrum Cushendall.
OD (3) 1 Barrett's Ch Ayseebee Rumour Has It. What a fantastic little dog, not overdone in anyway, nice tight front, good topline which he kept on the move, great hind action and angulation, beautifully constructed and handled to perfection, delighted to award him the DCC. 2 Coxon's Ch Distinctly So D'Arisca. A worthy champion, different in type to first, nice outline on the move, a real quality dog, just preferred the overall outline and balance of first on the day. 3 Williams' Wilmerella Wells Fargo JW.
VD (2) 1 Kent's Ch Barratini Jeeves At Lokmadi JW. Splitting hairs between these two oldies, great to see them both enjoying their day. Just preferred the overall outline of first over second. 2 Herrington's Ch Kathington Coeur De Lion. Just pipped at the post by first, enjoyed hearing the sportsmanship of both owners as I'm sure these two will change places at other shows.
PB (13, 4) 1 Callow's Garthorne Grace Kelly. A quality pup, lovely length, proportioned to her type, correct front assembly, overall a pretty picture and good mover. 2 Kent's Lokmadi Magic Dragon. Smaller type than first, just needs some time to settle, preferred back end and head of first, however a very nice puppy. 3 Shutt's Donnadoon Carolina Moon.
JB (9) 1 Andison & Peel's Clentry Gooseberry. First and second in this class of similar type, a quality exhibit, lovely topline, sweet head, overall very pleasing. 2 Blackburn-Bennett's Stargang Song Of Ice N'Fire. This was another quality young bitch, similar in type to first, however, today I preferred back end movement and drive of first, however first and second are quality juniors. 3 Herrington's Kathington Just By Chance.
PGB (9, 3) 1 Coxon's D'Arisca Ambreglo April Bloom. Compact showey girl, lovely front construction and excellent hindquarters, good topline and sweet expression. 2 Hutchings' Stargang Hot Cross Bun For Collidach. Different type to first, carrying a little too much weight today for me, but another quality exhibit with nice head and eye and pleasing profile. 3 Mason's Ayla Starlight From Teckeltown.
LB (8, 1) 1 Fieke's Lustrum Dancing Queen. First and second in this class are two similar types, just preferred overall profile of first. 2 Cumberland's Mumysami Miss Solitaire. Very nice type, not too long or overdone in front, nicely proportioned, splitting hairs but just pipped by first. 3 Shutt's Donnadoon Dreamdust.
OB (8) 1 Hunt's Carpaccio Midnight Lace JW. This bitch caught my eye for her lovely balanced profile, correct front assembly, not overdone, good strong topline, nicely angulated quarters, moved without fault and handled to perfection, she showed her socks off and I was delighted to award her the BCC and was then told this gave her the third CC for her Champion title. So pleased to hear this and she was so deserving of it. BOB. 2 Burke & Manston's Radclyffe Acanthus. Unfortunate to come up against first today. Just not as settled today as first, a quality exhibit, well handled, correctly constructed, just preferred the drive and back movement of first on the day. 3 Coxon's D' Arisca Danish Delicacy.
VB (3) 1 Kent's Lokmadi Hidden Dragon. What a super quality veteran, similar in type to my CC winner, just loved her. RBCC and BV. 2 Kay's If Only I Had A Heart At Lochlip. Smaller type to first, well constructed and enjoying her day out. 3 Cumberland's Cumberland Mumysami Raluch ShCM.