Thank you to all the exhibitors for giving me such a large number of entries, to The Smooth Haired Dachshund Club for your invitation and hospitality, and to my stewards for your fantastic help. This was my first time awarding CC’s to Mini Smooths and I thoroughly enjoyed my day. The overall standard of dogs brought under me were excellent quality. Due to there being quite a few large classes where I was spoilt for choice, there were a lot of excellent dogs and bitches who were worthy of places that unfortunately were missed out, as I could sadly only award five. There were a few youngsters who looked very promising, and also older dogs who (although did not get the CC’s on this day) I am sure will go on to achieve their titles in due course.
Veteran Dog or Bitch (3,1) 1st: PHILLIPS Stargang High Hopes of Robinswood. Correctly proportioned head with dark almond eyes. Arched neck flowing into a well angulated front with tight elbows. Correct ribbing which extends well back, moving into strongly constructed rear which allowed him to move around the ring with drive. Overall a nicely balanced out dog, free from exaggerations. 2nd: FOSSETT Lokmadi A Boy Named Sue JW ShCM. Fantastic underline and topline that was maintained throughout. Masculine head with correct ear set and shape, well angulated front with ample width throughout. Good spring and length of rib, short loin. Moved well round the ring with purpose, it was very close between the two but I just slightly preferred the rear on 1.
Minor Puppy Dog (3) 1st: PROTHEROE Ginco Mikey Boots at Royalmaple. Super head with almond eyes and a kind expression. Elegant neck, well filled out at the front with ample forechest and well placed shoulders. Ok ribbing, excellent rear angulation with a good turn of stifle. Moved excellently with drive, very sound coming and going. 2nd: CHARLESWORTH Keydax Satchi. Another promising young pup, nicely compact and free from exaggerations. Dark almond eyes, correct ear set and shape. Good front angulation, excellent lengthy ribbing and a short loin, ok rear. Fantastic underline and level topline, creating a pleasing silhouette. Just preferred the rear on 1. 3rd: JENNINGS Marvale Northern Cardinal at Jenivon
Puppy Dog (3,1) 1st: MASON Teckeltown Master Piece. A tidy front with correctly placed shoulders and ample width throughout. Elegant neck that flowed well into the body, good amount of ribbing moving into a strong, well angulated rear. Great topline and underline, with a good amount of ground clearance. Moved excellently round the ring with purpose, showing correct reach at the front and drive behind, which won him the class. BP & RBPIS 2nd: MAGRI Bronia Cellini Rozamie. A well balanced dog, correct proportions from muzzle to skull, dark almond eyes, ok neck and front with tight elbows. Correct ribbing thats well developed for his age, good rear angulation. Overall a sound boy with some very good points, just preferred the movement on 1 on the day.
Yearling Dog (3) 1st: STEPHEN Bedu Tiger Roll. An attractive boy, nice size with a good outline. Super head with an intelligent expression, correct ear shape and set. Well arched neck, correctly placed shoulders and good spring of rib. Correctly angulated at the front and rear, moved around the ring with drive. 2nd: BULLIS Amaffrey Will I Am. Well proportioned head, sound front with good depth of keel and tight elbows. Good body proportions with a correct ribbing to loin ratio, ok rear angulation with sufficient turn of stifle. Overall a balanced outline and free from exaggerations, just preferred the rear/hind movement on 1. 3rd: STEVENSON & MITCHELL Rioday Dishy Master Digby at Penwooddax
Post Graduate Dog (4) 1st: OWEN Gwendary Pickpocket. Masculine head with a correct eye shape, good length of neck that flowed well into the withers. Correct feet and sound front assembly, plenty of width throughout with ribbing that extends well back. Short loin and correct rear angulation, well balanced topline and underline. A little fidgety but moved excellently when he got going with drive behind and a good reach at the front, which won him the class. 2nd: BAND & MCCARTHY Carpaccio Red Alert for Essandsee. A little smaller and more compact, but with a pleasing outline. Correct eye shape and ear set. A tidy front with correctly placed shoulders, good ribbing that extended well back, short loin. Sound quarters with good rear angulation and turn of stifle, moved ok and was tidy coming and going. 3rd: ROGERS Beachdax Red Hot Blaze at Mynyddstud
Limit Dog (14) 1st: MASON Teckeltown Something Magic JW. Well proportioned head, with correct mouth and dark almond eyes. Good length of neck, moving smoothly into an excellent front with well laid shoulders and tight elbows. Sufficient amount of width throughout with a perfect rib to loin ratio, a strong rear with excellent angulation which allowed him to move with drive. Correct underline, with a steady topline that was maintained throughout. Overall really liked this boy and his proportions, it was a strong class but he really caught the eye. 2nd: ANDISON & PEEL Clentry Donnie Darco. Another really lovely boy who I very much liked, it was just a shame he came up against 1. Great overall shape, well balanced at the front and back. Masculine head with an intelligent expression, elegant neck, super forechest with correct shoulders, ribbing extends well back. An excellent rear with great angulation, correct tail set and good turn of stifle. Moved well round the ring with drive and a pleasing outline. 3rd: OWEN Gwendary Pickpocket.
Open Dog (10,2) 1st: TITE Ayseebee Twinkling Star. A wonderfully well made dog, balanced with correct proportions. Fantastic head with correct eye and intelligent expression. Ample forechest with a precisely laid shoulder, well sprung ribs with a short loin. Fantastic underline and topline that were maintained throughout. Moved excellently round the ring, showing confidence with correct reach in front and excellent drive behind. A gorgeous boy well deserving of the CC. 2nd: WILLIAMS & MOES Gellijams Russian Sun For Cwmdarhian. Another excellent dog, different in type to 1 but very eye catching. Moved and handled with precision, with super proportions and a correct topline that was kept throughout. Good neck moving into well laid shoulders, ample forechest. Tight feet, well ribbed with a short loin, parallel hocks with a fantastically angulated rear allowing him to move with drive. RCC 3rd: HANNEY-MITCHELL Ch Bronia Biaggio
Champion Dog (2) 1st: COXON Ch Distinctly So D’Arisca. A strong head with almond eyes and a correct mouth, elegantly arched and muscled neck which flows perfectly into a fantastic front with well placed shoulders. Ample forechest with his keel extending well back, correct underline and topline creating an attractive overall shape. A well angulated rear with parallel hocks, he moved fantastically with good reach at the front and drive behind, and was so sound coming and going. BV & BVIS 2nd: TITE Ch Ayseebee Rumour Has It. A lovely black and tan boy, correct head proportions with a kind expression. A well made front with good angulation and tight elbows. Plenty of width throughout, with well sprung ribs which extended well back. Perfect topline and underline, good rear angulation and turn of stifle. Moved excellently, also really liked this boy and it was very close between the two.
Minor Puppy Bitch (9) 1st: BEACH Beachdax Queen of Hearts. Feminine head, a solid front which is well developed for her age. Correctly placed shoulders and long keel. Well sprung ribs reaching back well into a short loin, tidy rear, good topline and underline. Moved ok with a pleasing outline. 2nd: ANDISON & PEEL Clentry Girl Like You. Compact bitch but with plenty of bone and substance. Dark almond eyes and a correct mouth, well placed shoulders and ample forechest. Correct proportions in body and height, well angulated rear with parallel hocks, was very sound coming and going. 3rd: PROTHEROE Ginco Cheechee by Royalmaple
Puppy Bitch (6,2) 1st: JENNINGS Warburtons Princess Poppet. Elegant neck, flowing smoothly into a good front with a prominent breast bone & keel that extends well back. Correct ribbing, with a fantastic topline that was maintained throughout. Great rear angulation which allowed her to move with drive, a promising pup with a very lovely outline. 2nd: PEEL Clentry Pommery Rose. Correct head proportions, tidy front with correctly placed shoulders and ample forechest. Correct ribbing and a short loin, a well angulated rear with a good turn of stifle. She was a little energetic on the move, but moved very well and with drive behind and a good reach at the front once she got going. 3rd: TALBOT Winlaton China Girl
Junior Bitch (9,3) 1st: CROSS Loggeta Pickled Lily. A very nice bitch with quality construction. Appealing head with an intelligent expression, good neck and lay of shoulder. Well made in front with correct angulation and tight elbows, super ribbing which extends well back. Tidy rear, moved excellently round the ring with drive and purpose, creating a beautiful outline which really caught the eye. 2nd: MASON Teckeltown Lady in Red. A nicely sized bitch with plenty of bone. Well proportioned head with correct eye and ear shape, correctly placed shoulders and well sprung ribs. Very good topline and underline, ok rear angulation, moved well and was very tidy coming and going. Overall a very sound bitch with some good points, I just preferred the front on 1. 3rd: MAGRI Rayol Rejoice With Rozamie
Yearling Bitch (8,2) 1st: RUDKIN Dynastydax Wilma. Feminine head with correct mouth, elegant neck moving smoothly into the withers, a good amount of forechest and correct shoulders. Ample ribbing, well angulated at the rear, moved excellently with drive and purpose creating a flashy outline. 2nd: BULLIS Amaffrey Truly Scrumptious. A compact bitch, well proportioned and balanced out. Good front with correct angulation, a keel that extends well back and tight elbows. Well ribbed with a tidy rear and good turn of stifle. Correct topline and underline, well handled to bring out her best. 3rd: HERALD Winterfields June of Arabia
Post Graduate Bitch (13,1) 1st: BEER Stargang Frankly Magic at Lowrider. Correctly proportioned head, a good front with ample forechest and well placed shoulders. Tidy rear with parallel hocks, level topline and correct underline with a good amount of ground clearance. Moved excellently with drive and reach at the front, confidently and with good ring presence. 2nd: ROGERS Mynyddstud Red Hot Gossip. A well balanced bitch, free from exaggerations. Feminine head with almond eyes, tidy front with well placed shoulders and long keel. Well sprung ribs, reaching back into a short loin, correct height and body ratios. Moved ok with a pleasing outline, just preferred the front on 1. 3rd: HAMBLING Chaseover Eleanor
Limit Bitch (14,3) 1st: RUSSELL Russteck Tea Cake. Correctly proportioned head and elegant neck, moving smoothly into a strong front with a prominent breast bone and keel that extends well back. Ample ribbing, with a fantastic topline that was maintained throughout. Great rear angulation which allowed her to move with drive, a lovely girl with a really pleasing outline. RCC 2nd: DUNHILL Cwmdarhian Annie Aokley at Gellijam. Another really lovely bitch with quality construction. Attractive head with an intelligent expression, good neck and well placed shoulders. Super ribbing, with a short loin and level topline, very well angulated at the rear. Moved excellently with confidence and a great ring presence. 3rd: PROTHEROE Royalmaple Higledy Pigledy
Open Bitch (10,1) 1st: PROTHEROE Royalmaple Daphne Blake. A feminine head with almond eyes, elegant neck that flows into correct shoulders. Tight elbows, correct feet, fantastic ribbing that extends well back with a short loin. Level topline, excellent rear angulation which gave her drive on the move, she was very sound coming and going, and excellently handled to bring out her best. 2nd: COXON Sundsdal's Black Cadillac To D’arisca. Also a very nice bitch. Correctly proportioned head with dark almond eyes and an intelligent expression. A strong front with good lay of shoulders and plenty of breastbone. Excellent ribbing, with a correctly angulated rear and good turn of stifle. Moved excellently with a beautiful outline. 3rd: RUDKIN Keydax Layla For Dynastydax JW
Champion Bitch (1) 1st: WILLIAMS & MOES Ch Cwmdarhian The XFactor. A fantastically well balanced bitch. Well proportioned head with a kind expression, elegant neck leading into well placed shoulders. Ample forechest and tight elbows, plenty of width throughout with ribbing that extends well back. Correct body and height ratios, a strong rear with excellent angulation. Moving she had a wonderful reach at the front and drive at the rear, with a great ring presence that couldn’t help but catch the eye. Was delighted to award her the CC & BOB. RBIS.