Judge: Daniel Roberts (Swansford)

BEST OF BREED : BEACH Beachdax Queen of Hearts JW
Dog CC : BLACK & CROSS Riowood Red Boots JW
Res Dog CC : BULLIS Amaffrey Henry

Bitch CC : BEACH Beachdax Queen of Hearts JW
Res Bitch CC : SCOTT Wolferlow Blackberry Pie

Best Puppy : MOES & WILLIAMS Cwmdarhian Cold as Ice
Best Veteran : SCOTT Wolferlow Will Scarlet

Best Special Beginner : HERALD Sonorra Dark Treacle at Winterfield


Special Beginner Dog (4,1)
1st: HERALD Sonorra Dark Treacle at Winterfield

2nd: DOWNIE Marvale Kingfisher

3rd: MILLS Nisyros Lorenzo at Greyvista

Minor Puppy Dog (2)
1st: BULLIS Amaffrey Henry
2nd: BLACKBURN-BENNETT Stargang Def Leppard

Puppy Dog (10,2)
1st: WILLIAMS & MOES Cwmdarhian Joe Calzaghe
2nd: COXON D'Arisca Dinner at Eight
3rd: MAGRI Rozamie Red Corvette

Res: HERALD Sonorra Dark Treacle at Winterfield

VHC: ANDERSON & WATTS Nisyros Sergio

Junior Dog (4,1)
1st: SCOTT Bronia Chevalier
2nd: HUGHES Lindella's Brundi Black

3rd: HAMBLING Chaseover Moonshine


Yearling Dog (3)
1st: PAGET & CARROLL Marvale Firecrest

2nd: MAGRI Lokmadi Call Me Louis Rozamie

3rd: BEER Lowrider All Might and Magic


Novice Dog (1)
1st: NELSON Venari Full House


Graduate Dog - NO ENTRIES

Post Graduate Dog (2)
1st: JENNINGS Marvale A Royal Affair

2nd: RUDKIN Dynastydax Tarquin

Limit Dog (6,1)
1st: CROSS & BLACK Riowood Red Boots

2nd: JENNINGS Marvale Northern Cardinal at Jenivon

3rd: BULLIS Amaffrey Jessie James JW

Res: HUGHES Amaffrey Betcha By Golly Wow Lindella's

VHC: STEVENSON Rioday Dishy Master Digby at Penwooddax

Open Dog (6)
1st: BEACH Riowood Arizona JW
2nd: TITE Rijobeau Give Em the Boot
3rd: STRANGE Stargang Magic Alfie Moon

Res: FOSSETT Ch Lokmadi Sand Dollar

VHC: MASON Teckeltown Master Piece JW


Veteran Dog (3)
1st: SCOTT Wolferlow Will Scarlet

2nd: MELBOURNE D'Arisca Flaunt it at Melriding

3rd: PHILLIPS Stargang High Hopes of Robinswood

Special Beginner Bitch (6,1)
1st: ROSE Pennydach Mystique at Rosencrantz
2nd: NELSON Venari the One of a Kind
3rd: DALTON Llansansior's Miss Muffin
Res: ROSE Rosencrantz Ophelia
VHC: STEVENSON & MITCHELL Gaberic's Sorciere-De-L'Quest at Penwooddax

Minor Puppy Bitch (5,1)
1st: MOES & WILLIAMS Cwmdarhian Cold as Ice
2nd: BLACKBURN-BENNETT Stargang Roxette
3rd: FLEMING Brogansian Gingerella
Res: BULLIS Amaffrey Flo Rider

Puppy Bitch (9,1)
1st: COXON D'Arisca Little Black Dress
2nd: BLACKBURN Stargang Black Olive
3rd: BEACH Beachdax Sweet Melody
Res: ROSE Rosencrantz Ophelia
VHC: FLEMING & WYLIE Extravert Tangerine with Brogansian

Junior Bitch (10)
1st:  HANNEY-MITCHELL Bronia Clarisse
2nd: MAGRI Rozamie Abracadedrah
3rd: WILKINSON & WAKEMAN Darque Angel for Wakywilks
Res: ROBERTS & SMITH Rayol Barelona
VHC: RUDKIN Crosscop If I Could Dream for Dynastydax


Yearling Bitch (8,1)
1st:  CALLOW Garthorne Glenda
2nd: PAGET & CARROLL Marvale Sandpiper
3rd: HUGHES Amaffrey Larunda for Lindellas
Res:  BAIN Clentry Rewrite the Stars
VHC: HERALD Stargang Zebra Finch at Winterfield


Novice Bitch (1)
1st:  BEACH Beachdax About Damn Time


Graduate Bitch (8,1)
1st: BLACKBURN-BENNETT Stargang Peony Bloom
2nd: MITCHELL Bronia Camille
3rd: JENNINGS Jenivon's Queen Bee
Res: FORGE Normpug Tiger Eyes
VHC: DALTON Llansansior's Miss Muffin

Post Graduate Bitch (6,3)
1st: METCALFE Metadale Legacy Lives On
2nd:TITE Rijobeau Ella Vaday
3rd: JENNINGS Marvale Jena

Limit Bitch (12,3)
1st: JENNINGS Jenivon Miss Marple
2nd: RUDKIN Dynastydax Alfreda JW
3rd: O'CONNELL Hollybirch Glowing Gold for Llennocor
Res: SCOTT Wolferlow Peggie Sue Myojo
VHC: BLACKBURN Stargang Simpy the Best

Open Bitch (11,3)
1st: BEACH Beachdax Queen of Hearts JW
2nd: SCOTT Wolferlow Blackberry Pie
3rd: CROSS Loggeta Pickled Lilly JW
Res: MASON Collidach Hot Springs at Teckeltown JW

VHC: O'CONNELL & MAGRI Lokmadi with a Dragon Tattoo


Veteran Bitch (2,1)
1st:  BEACH Beachdax Duchess Daisy Doo


The day of The Kings Coronation made todays judging all the more special. I was delighted with an entry of 119 which gave me plenty to think about. At this moment in time we seem to be dealing with lots of complaints that over sized exhibits, especially in this variety are being rewarded with major awards. Having judged Miniatures many times including Crufts (where we have no scales), I can honestly say that I’ve never had an issue with this. The question is just how far do you go in awarding a CC to an oversized dog that is out of the desirable weight that is called for in our Breed Standard?. When I was actively showing Miniature Longs if an exhibit was an ounce over 11lbs you where excused from the ring. Thankfully this is not the case now. On previous appointments I have given major awards to exhibits that where slightly over but still in my mind remain Miniature. I think there are limits & I did obviously check weights at the beginning of each class. Do I think over size is an issue?. Well in this entry no I don’t. I certainly did not have any lean exhibits, some certainly would have benefited from loosing a touch. That said some clear guidance now not just for up & coming judges but for long established judges in how to deal with over size compared to The Breed Standard is called for. To be fair I was more concerned over the amount of wrinkle & loose skin that seems to have creeped in & as always hind quarters in this variety can be a challenge. The males where at times difficult but I had an abundance of choice in the bitches & my final line up delighted me. Without exception all where clean & well presented, you are a very clever bunch of handlers, getting the best from your exhibits &trying all the tricks in the book at the scales for weighing in. I’ve been around the block a few times & know most of those tricks too!. If you decide to show an oversized exhibit just put them on the scales with no tricks, each judge will have their own opinions & place accordingly. A memorable day with like minded friends & quality Dachshunds, I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did, thank you

 SBD (4,1abs) 1 & BSB, Herald’s Sonorra Dark Treacle At Winterfield, 9 month B/T, loved his head & expression, dark almond shaped eyes, long well arched neck, elbows nice & tight on good legs & feet. Good length of body & all in proportion, short thick loins, excels behind with strong parallel hocks. A touch sloppy coming towards me but ultra sound going away. Retains a lovely outline in profile presenting a lovely overall picture. 2, Downie’s Marvale Kingfisher, larger frame than 1, lovely type & so well balanced throughout, good head & dark points, well arched neck, body is well covered with correct height to length ratios, ribbing extends well back with plenty ground clearance, very good top & underlines, tail correctly set & carried. Sound enough both ways, another smart boy who just didn’t open his stride with the same freedom of 1. 3, Mill’s Nisyros Lorenzo At Greyvista

MPD (2). 1 & RCC, Bullis’s Amaffrey Henry, Just 6 months but for me has all the promise in the world & performed like a seasoned exhibit. His head is absolutely stunning, correct ratio’s from muzzle to skull, dark almond shaped eyes, strong jaws with correct width in underjaw, ears are correctly set & have the desired length, long well arched neck leading into well placed shoulders with tight elbows, his body is well covered with a firm backline & correct underline, loins are short & thick & he scores highly in quarters, correct length of second thigh, neat short hocks. So sound coming & going for one so young & keeps an elegant profile picture clearly displaying correct reach & follow through. Lot’s to offer & for all the right reasons he deserved The RDCC her, good luck with him!. 2, Blackburn-Bennett’s Stargang Def Leppard, Very impressive 8 month brindle, larger mould & more exaggeration throughout which I like.  Masculine head & expression with dark points throughout. Long neck which he uses so well on the move to project himself. Plenty of forechest which just needs to drop & fill a little, his ribbing extends well back & has the desired ground clearance. Firm topline with his tail beautifully set & clearly being a continuation of the spine. On the move he too is quite together for one so young but its his profile action & outline that draws your eye. So much promise & style

PD (10,2), 1 Moes & Williams’ Cwmdarhian Joe Calzghe, 7 month b/t,  Stunning throughout & so well made, his head is beautiful, correct proportions & good strong jaws, strong well muscled neck that leads into copybook shoulders with precise angles, plenty of bone on well bunched feet. Superb body, well covered ribbing that’s well sprung for his age, plenty of width throughout, short thick loins, strong firm quarters, your hands just flow going over him. Ultra sound coming towards me & sound enough going away, in profile he did enough but I feel he could have opened his gait more which he will in time, for me once this happens he will be very difficult to get passed, quality throughout. 2, Coxon’s D’Arisca Dinner At Eight, No denying the type of this youngster & where he comes from. 11 month B/T who is full of breed type that appeals greatly to me. Good head & expression, small neat dark oval eyes, plenty of neck leading into good shoulders, plenty of width & depth of chest, tight elbows on good legs & super feet. Good body & ribbing,shorter coupled than but in proportion, quarters are neatly made & strong, tail set is correctly set & carried at all times. Ultra sound in front action, a little untidy going away here, another that excels in profile & shows so well. No size issues here & I’m sure will be very useful. 3, Margi’s Rozamie Red Corvette

JD (4,1). 1, Scott’s Bronia Chevalier, 15 month red which was beautifully presented, masculine head with no sign of coarseness, dark points throughout, plenty of neck, prominent breastbone that fits so well in the crook, stunning bone & feet, long body in proportion, cast iron topline, good strong loins, tail is correctly set & carried at all times. He is so sound in both directions & presents himself so well in profile clearly displaying lovely reach & drive throughout, one that really appealed. 2, Hughes’ Lindella’s Brundi Black, 13 month B/T, loved his size & type, just needs to gain a little more in confidence, typical head & expression, good shoulders & tight elbows, shorter coupled than 1 but in proportion with super ribbing that extends well back, well made hindquarters with the strongest, neatest pair of parallel hocks, very sound out & back & certainly covers the ground well & freely in profile. Once he relaxes more I’m sure will appeal especially to those who can appreciate how well made he actually is. 3, Hambling’s Chaseover Moonshine

YD (3), 1, Paget & Carroll’s Marvale Firecrest, 15 month Red & the ultimate showman. I loved going over him as your hands just flow with everything fitting together so well. Masculine in head without being coarse, strong jaws & big teeth, long mobile neck which is well muscled & he uses it so well to project himself on the move. Fab shoulders, plenty of width & depth in front, ribbing is long & well sprung with correct top & underlines,  his quarters are so well muscled & are strong & hammy, ultra sound coming & going, looks amazing in profile as he powers around the ring, sensibly handled to get the best out of him & presentation of the highest order. For me here had he come in a smaller package he would have walked away with everything & no doubt others have & will continue to judge & except him for his pure quality which I can totally understand. 2, Margi’s Lokmadi Call Me Louis Rozamie, lovely size 17 month brindle, very good head & expression, ears correctly set & of good length, well arched neck, good shoulders, correct ground clearance with good height to length ratios, ribbing goes well back & loins are short & strong. Well made quarters with good length to second thigh, sound enough coming & going although not as precise here as 1 either way. Looks well in profile covering the ground well & keeping an attractive outline, another that was beautifully presented. 3, Beer’s Lowrider All Might & Magic

ND (1), 1, Nelson’s Venari Full House, 12 month Red with the most outgoing personality. Good head & dark points throughout, enough neck, good shoulders with tight elbows, short coupled throughout but in proportion & free from exaggeration, tail correctly set & carried at all times. Still a bit untidy coming towards me but very sound going away. In profile he retains a lovely overall picture clearly displaying his happy outgoing personality that was a delight to see

GD No Entries

PGD, 2, 1 Jennings’ Marvale A Royal Affair, 2 yr B/T, lovely type & proportions throughout, one that would benefit from loosing some weight. Very good head, dark almond shaped eyes, well made front & prominent breastbone, excels in bone & super feet, loved his body length, very good ribbing & short loins, his quarters are beautifully made with good strong hocks. Sound enough in front action but ultra sound moving away, scored over 2 with his easy & free moving profile action where he covered the ground in great style. 2 Rudkins’ Dynastydax Tarquin, 4 Yr Red, just loved his houndy expression & dark points, good strong jaws & big teeth, well arched neck, plenty of forechest, good width throughout, very good body & ribbing with good top & underlines, well muscled hammy quarters. Another that excels in hind movement being so precise moving away. He retains a lovely outline in profile but here wasn’t opening his gait a freely as one, coat, presentation & handling of the highest order

LD, (6,1), 1 & CC, Black & Cross’ Riowood Red Boots JW, 20 month red, attractive, beautifully made & remains Miniature throughout. Masculine head & expression, dark points throughout, strong jaws, well arched neck that he uses so well on the move, copy book shoulders, correct upper arm, tight elbows, lovely bone, legs & feet. Plenty of width & depth throughout with his forechest fitting into his crook so neatly. Cast iron topline that he retains at all times, good ribbing that extends will back to short, strong loins. His hind quarters are beautifully made & angulated with good strong parallel hocks. On table examination I thought he may have too much ground clearance for me but once he hit the floor moving it became clear it wasn’t too much & actually benefited him to cover the ground with ease, large stride & with no effort. Sound from any angle & the more I watched him the more I was convinced that on the day he conformed more to the blue print of our Kennel Club Breed Standard than any other male. CC number two & with the summer ahead I’m sure he will go onto gain quite a few more, lovely boy indeed. 2, Jennings’ Marvale Northern Cardinal At Jenivon, Probably more the type I go for being slightly longer in body & lower to ground. 18 month ultra smart red, Good head & expression, correct ratios from muzzle to skull, well arched neck, very good shoulders, touch too much wrinkle on his legs for me, good body & proportions, well sprung ribbing, excels in quarters, neat firm hocks, tail set is a continuation of the spine & correctly carried, sound enough coming & going although not as precise here as 1, attractive in profile, another that can cover some ground with ease & another that I liked very much. 3, Bullis’ Amaffrey Jessie James JW

OD, (6), 1, Beach’s Riowood Arizona JW, this 3 yr brindle boy headed a difficult class where 5 of the 6 exhibits where well over sized according to the breed standard. I just loved the flowing lines of this boy, certainly elegance personified, stunning head & masculine expression, long mobile neck that he uses so well at all times, very good shoulders & angulation, plenty of forechest even if a little narrow through the front, ribbing extends well back, firm backline, short loins, well made quarters, good strong hocks. With his enthusiasm he had a tendency to throw his front around at times although his back action is perfect & precise. In profile he is elegant & retains a touch of class that makes you look twice. A smaller package & a little more body in an ideal world would have certainly sent him on to further things but no denying his quality here. 2, Tite’s Rijobeau Give Em The Boot, 2 yr B/T that shows his heart out, more of the classical type that I prefer & he ran the winner very close, good head & dark almond eye, good mouth & strong jaws, muscular neck, good shoulder placement although not as clean in angles as 1, tight elbows on very good bone & feet. Shorter coupled than 1 in body but all in proportion, excels in ribbing & good strong loins, good strong well made quarters with neat hocks. Sound enough out & back, another who puts on a good show with his profile action clearly displaying good reach & follow through. Quality that can only be useful. 3, Strange’s Stargang Magic Alfie Moon

VD (3), 1 & BV, Scott’s Wolferlow Will Scarlet, 9 yr B/t who I have appreciated before, he is so lovely to go over, beautiful head & expression, long well arched neck, first class shoulders & angulation, prominent breast bone with plenty of width throughout, grand ribbing with correct top & underlines, short in loin, thick well muscled hammy quarters. Still so sound coming & going, covers the ground with ease & style  in profile. He is elegant & clearly displays the type I love to see. With age he has hardly changed & I would be extremely proud of him. 2, Melbourne’s D’Arisca Flaunt It At Melriding, at 10 yrs the oldest here, Red & in wonderful condition, typical head & expression, enough neck, good shoulders, plenty of forechest, tight elbows, good ribbing & well covered body. Strong topline & correct underline, hind quarters are well angulated & remain strong, still a sound chap coming & going retaining a lovely outline in profile, his side gait just not being as free as 1, a credit to his owner as all three where. 3, Phillips’ Stargang High Hopes of Robinswood

SBB (6,1), 1, Rose’s Pennydach Mystique St Rosencrantz, ultra sound 5 yr B/T that was so well made & ultra feminine, beautiful head & expression, dark almond eye, enough neck, well placed shoulders on very good legs & feet. Good forechest that sits neatly, good ribbing with firm backline, tail correctly set & carried, good strong neat parallel hocks, very sound coming & going, retaining her elegance in profile, covering the ground in style, very appealing. 2, Nelson’s Venari The Of a Kind, 12 month s/red, slightly more exaggerated throughout than 1, lovely head & expression, dark points, long elegant neck, front is still developing & still has time to fill & drop into the crook, very good body & ribbing,  well made quarters, tail correctly set. Sound enough coming & going clearly displaying her outgoing personality, reaches out in profile & shows drive from behind, certainly a promising youngster. 3, Dalton’s Llansansior’s Miss Muffin

MPB (5,1), 1 & BP, Moes & Williams’ Cwmdarhian Cols As Ice, most beautiful 7 month clear red, lovely head & expression with good dark points, your hands flow going over her on the table, long well arched neck, well placed shoulders, tight elbows on lovely clean legs & tightest of feet. Already her front is well developed & fits so well with no sign of being narrow. Well covered body with well developed ribbing, short thick loins, well angulated quarters on the shortest neatest hocks. So sound for one so young coming & going, retaining her outline in profile. Pure quality & one I could look at every day, good luck with her. 2, Blackburn-Bennett’s Stargang Roxette, 7 month Brindle that is so elegant, longer cast than one & not as together yet, she too is so attractive & full of promise, long conical head with the sweetest darkest almond shaped eyes, long well arched neck, very good shoulders, a touch more ground clearance but all in proportion, ribbing extends well back & her quarters are well made with excellent length of second thigh. Very sound for one so young coming & going & with her batteries fully charged she can certainly cover some ground. Full of promise, wouldn’t change anything at this stage, very appealing.  3, Fleming’s Brogansian Gingerella

PB (9,1), 1, Coxon’s D’Arisca Little Black Dress, headed a lovely class of puppies where the first three impressed me very much, certainly 1 & 2 where so similar in type. 11 Month B/T, just so typical throughout, very good head & feminine expression, well arched neck, very good shoulders on superb legs & feet, plenty of forechest that fits so well & is well developed, good ribbing with the desired top & underlines, short thick loins, well angulated behind with the neatest shortest hocks you could wish to see. Very sound young lady coming & going, retaining an elegant profile action covering the ground in style. Certainly a very promising puppy. 2, Blackburn’s Stargang Black Olive, 9 month B/T,she too is beautiful & this was a tough call. To add to all the positives here was her character & outgoing personality, she certainly loves life!. All the same remarks from 1 apply, her type & quality is unmistakeable & it was only the final run off that split them with Olive just not settling to the job in hand in the same was as 1. Two beauties that will without doubt change places many time. How exciting. 3, Beach’s Beachdax Sweet Melody

JB (10), 1, Mitchell’s Bronia Clarisse, 15 month red that ticks so many boxes for me. All in proportion & presented in the hardest condition. Lovely head & expression, dark points & strong jaws. Plenty of neck which she uses so well on the move to project herself, good shoulders, plenty of forechest & plenty of width throughout, solid backline, super well sprung ribbing, firm short loins, well made & well muscled quarters, hocks are firm & parallel, tail correctly set, sound & parallel coming & going, covers the ground well in profile with that added touch of elegance, no doubt will go onto higher things. 2, Margi’s Rozamie Abbacadederah, quality 13 month red, lovely head & proportions, super shoulders & angulation, would like less leg wrinkle, plenty of front that fits so well, well developed body & ribbing, all in proportion, short loins leading into well made quarters, firm & strong. Very sound out & back & covers the ground very well in profile but not quite as elegant or the style of 1. All quality throughout & no doubt will be very useful. 3, Wilkinson & Wakeman’s Darque Angel For Wakywilks

YB (8,1), 1, Callow’s Garthorne Glenda, 18 month Brindle that is a joy to examine on the table. She really is beautiful to go over, stunning head & expression, darkest of almond shaped eyes, long well arched neck leading into copy book shoulders, tightest of elbows on good legs & feet, her bone & substance is amazing. Deep well filled front with plenty of width, correct top & underlines with the desired amount of ground clearance, ribbing is deep & well filled, short thick loins lead into the hammiest of quarters. Ultra sound out & back retaining her outline in profile with her beautiful head carriage. Thought she might have gone all the way as she really is that good, sadly in the challenge I felt she needed to step up a gear & remained in automatic. No doubt if she puts more in at the right time will make up very easily, just lovely. 2, Paget & Carroll’s Marvale Sandpiper, 15 month s/red, she too is quite beautiful, lovely head & expression, so feminine throughout, well arched neck, very good shoulders, slight wrinkle on forelegs, plenty of breastbone that fits so well, very good ribbing which extends well back, her tail is a lovely continuation of her spine, hocks are small, neat & parallel. Ultra sound coming & going, retains her lovely carriage in profile  projecting herself with style. A touch milky here in underline otherwise she too could have done & I’m sure will continue to do some serious challenging, delightful. 3, Hughes’ Amaffrey Larunda For Lindellas

NB (1), 1, Beach’s Beachdax About Damn Time, 11 month Brindle, beautiful head & expression, she has a real look of arrogance about her, long well arched neck, good shoulders, enough forechest, body proportions are good with ribbing that extends well back, short loins, enough angulation behind, moves out quite positively coming & going, retaining an attractive outline in profile & can certainly cover some ground

GB (8,1), 1, Blackburn-Bennett’s Stargang Peony Bloom, The most outgoing 3 yr red, a real powerhouse on the move, she clearly loves to please & was a delight to see. Good head with dark points & strong jaws, long mobile neck that she uses so well, well made front, very good body, well covered & fabulous ribbing, short thick loins, she excels in quarters & this shows especially when she is on the move, tail correctly set & carried. Ultra sound coming & going, her reach & follow through while retaining her outline in profile was quite exceptional, a very good bitch & useful too. 2, Mitchell’s Bronia Camille, another quality bitch, 15 month red, shade longer cast than 1 which I like, lovely head & feminine expression, beautiful shoulders with perfect angles, good bone & feet holding a well filled prominent breast bone, body ratio’s are in proportion, super length of ribbing with correct top & underlines, short thick loins, shade longer in hock than 1 but they are firm & parallel. Another very sound girl coming & going, retaining a picture of elegance in profile putting in a great performance. 3, Jennings’ Jenivon’s Queen Bee

PGB (6,3), 1, Metcalfe-Bilgin’s Metadale Legacy Lives On, 2 yr S/red,  well made throughout, lovely to go over, sweet feminine head & expression, ears correctly set & of the desired length, enough neck leading into very good shoulders, her angles are quite precise, a touch of wrinkle on her fore legs, deep well filled front with her keel extending well back, compact body in proportion, correct top & underlines, very good well sprung ribbing, short thick loins, her quarters are well made, broad, well muscled & hammy, so sound coming & going & produces a lovely clean outline in profile clearly displaying correct reach & follow through, a very nice girl indeed. 2, Tite’s Rijobeau Ella Vaday, 2 yr B/T who excels in front construction. Good head with dark almond shaped eyes, strong well arched neck, correct layback of shoulder, tight elbows, again a little wrinkle on her fore legs, prominent breast bone, plenty of width here. Her body is well covered with well sprung ribbing, correct top & underlines, short thick loins, her quarters are well made with enough angulation although a shade longer in hocks than 1. Sound enough coming & going & she retains her outline well in profile. No doubt a useful young lady. 3, Jennings’ Marvales Jena

LB (12,3), Some larger girls here which surprised me as up to here the majority had weighed in no problem. However the first three really appealed & all had plenty of positives to offer. 1, Jennings’ Jenivons Miss Marple, ultra smart, beautifully made & so feminine. Gorgeous head & melting expression, good strong jaws, long well arched neck, very good shoulders, tight elbows, touch of wrinkle, strong well bunched feet. Plenty of width through her front with everything fitting so well. Very good ribbing, I loved her body length, correct proportions & well covered. Cast Iron backline with her tail a clear continuation of her spine. Hocks where solid & parallel, the muscle tone on this exhibitors dogs was lovely to feel. Ultra sound coming & going & the ultimate show girl in profile, she loves it!. This without doubt gave her the free ground covering action that she displayed. She pushed the final winners all the way, one I liked very much indeed. 2, Rudkin’s Dynastydax Alfreda JW, very smart 2 yr B/T, less exaggerated but all in proportion, she is the type that would appeal to the old school amongst us. Lovely head with small dark almond shaped eyes, enough neck that is well muscled & mobile, good shoulders with the tightest of elbows, her breast bone is prominent with her keel extending well back, certainly no sign of being narrow as she has plenty of width throughout, shorter in body length than 1, more compact, ribbing is well sprung & extends well back, correct in top & underlines leading into short thick loins. Enough angulation behind & to be fair she uses all that she has on the move to her great advantage. Sound enough coming & going although just not as precise as 1 here today, again in profile she projects herself so well & keeps a lovely outline.  In gleaming condition & so beautifully handled. 3, O’Connell’s Hollybirch Glowing Gold For Llennocor

OB (11,3), 1, CC & BOB, Beach’s Beachdax Queen Of Hearts JW. This 3 yr B/T stole my heart, she was exactly what I was looking for. For me she makes my ideal Miniature Smooth Dachshund. She is classic throughout, well made & a real showgirl, all this within the ideal weight called for in our breed standard. Lovely head with ultra feminine expression, correct ratio’s from muzzle to skull & the kindest darkest almond shaped eyes, long well arched neck that she uses to project herself so well on the move. Text book shoulders, perfect angulation with the tightest of elbows, good legs on the best of feet. Her front is deep & well filled with plenty of width throughout. Her body proportions are right, ribbing is well sprung extending well back, correct top & underlines & for me enough ground clearance. Short thick loins lead into well made quarters with correct length to second thigh. Her hocks are short & parallel & her tail is correctly set & carried at all times. She strides out so well coming & going showing clean action both ways, in profile the more she goes the easier her gait seems to get with correct reach & follow through. Hard as nails, presented to perfection, CC number two & for those who appreciate a correct Dachshund in Miniature, a certain champion. She did the breed proud in a very strong Hound Group under Andrew Brace where she made the final cut, congratulations, the pleasure was all mine & good luck!. 2 & RCC, Scott’s Wolferlow Blackberry Pie, 4 yr B/T, another so classic in type, very similar to 1 in so many ways, just being a shade longer cast throughout but all in proportion. Beautiful head & melting expression, strong jaws & big teeth, long well arched neck, correct layback of shoulder, another with lovely bone & feet, prominent forechest that fills her front & fits so well, very good ribbing, correct in top & underline, short thick loins that lead into well angulated quarters, strong & hammy. Hocks are neat & parallel when viewed from any angle. Another very sound girl coming & going & another that eats the ground up effortlessly in profile keeping a lovely outline that makes you look twice. Very pleasing all through indeed. 3, Cross’ Loggeta Pickled Lilly JW

VB (2,1), 1, Beach’s Beachdax Duchess Daisy Doo, 9 yr B/T that loved every minute in the ring, so happy & a real little showgirl. So balanced & in proportion through out. Lovely feminine head, enough neck, good shoulders, very good ribbing, plenty of ground clearance, enough angulation behind & her hocks are still strong & parallel. A shade untidy in front action beut going away she is so very sound. Made use of the large ring without cutting any corners, even at this age she is still clearly fit & active & a credit to her owners

Daniel Roberts (Judge)