I wish to thank the officers and committee for inviting me to judge today, it is always nice to be close to home at this superbly run show.
I had a very enjoyable day and was very well looked after.
Many thanks as usual to my hard working and super-efficient stewards
I had some very close decisions and was spoilt for choice; quality overall was very good. All were in excellent condition, clean and well presented, temperaments all good. Only a couple of absentees, so thank you.
Size in all the miniatures is the big talking point and cannot be a quick fix, breeders need to really look closely at their progeny and not be afraid to share good practices with newer people on the scene. It is possible to breed the correct size and type, many of the big kennels have managed for decades, talk to each other, put the welfare and future of the breed before personal gain.
Surprisingly, nearly all the males came in under 11lb, with only a couple at 11.2.
There were however several bitches coming in nearer to 12 and my decisions reflected this.
All my winners were correct weight and worthy of their placings.
SBD (3 Entries) Abs: 1
Two very raw but quality youngsters.
1st: STRANGE BRONIA'S ARMAND AT CAZDACHS Best SPBG
Good head, length of neck and forechest, plenty of ribbing and well-rounded quarters. sound moving. Preferred the rear angulation to second.
2nd: WILKINSON & WAKEHAM Bronia
Gabriel for Wakywilks
Similar make up to winner, correct head, well off for ribbing, topline and rear a little loose as yet not as firm in quarters, well balanced and will improve with maturity
MPD (5 Entries) Abs: 0
Strong class for minor puppies who will change places often.
1st: HUNT Brogansian crimson tide BP, RCC
Very young boy, lovely size, has so
many qualities, sweetest head and expression, correct shoulder placement,
excellent forechest and ribbing, well developed rear. Good angulation, firm
topline and neat underline. Moved soundly keeping his outline, very promising.
2nd: HANNEY-MITCHELL Bronia Gervais
Another promising baby, reachy neck, masculine head, correct should angulation, tight elbows. Plenty of ribbing, rounded quarters, a little taller than one, not as well filled yet but will be another to watch with interest.
3rd: ERGIS Siouxline Master Mariner
PD (3 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: BULLIS Amaffrey Henry
Strong head, good front construction with good lay of shoulders, well angulated rear, good topline which he held well on the move, plenty of drive keeping good outline.
2nd: WILKINSON & WAKEHAM Bronia Gabriel for Wakywilks
Not as mature in topline or rear end
as winner still well made,good clean outline and steady mover.
JD (1 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: BULLIS Amaffrey Charles
Still a puppy, Stood alone but worthy
winner. Good head, firm topline, tidy underline, well sprung rib and correct
angulation. Moved with drive retaining good shape, promising.
YD (2 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: HANNEY-MITCHELL Bronia Chayce DCC BOB
Outstanding young boy, a real
dachshund in miniature for me. Super head, dark eye, reachy neck, excels in
shoulders, ribbing well back. Firm topline undercarriage, superb angulation and
powerful hind quarters, a real stallion type already making his mark with young
offspring. Was in good company in challenge but pulled out all the stops to take
CC over some tough competition. Delighted to hear this was his 3rd
2nd: SCOTT& SCOTT Bronia Chevalier
No disgrace coming second here, good sound honest type, masculine, good hard condition, moved well keeping his outline.
PGD (2 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: WOODS Bronia Gaspare
Just a year old but quite mature,
within weight yet has good covering on body, good topline, angulation and
ribbing, firm rear which he uses to drive out well, another showing promise.
2nd: POULIER Auradach Alfred the Great
Good head and front line, topline
rises a little. Good ribbing, hind angulation could be better, moved out well.
LD (3 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: BULLIS Amaffrey Jessie James JW
Up to weight, but could drop an ounce or two without looking thin, has good muscle tone, firm topline, excellent front assembly, good ribbing, good length and ground clearence,nice chunky rear used to power around the ring.
2nd: STREVENS KAZAMOUR'S GINGERBREAD MAN
Very similar in make up to winner,
good head and eye, reachy neck, not quite the strength or angulation in rear.
OD (4 Entries) Abs: 0
class, as you would expect
in open, very mixed types but all top quality. A couple of very
worthy champions here.
1st: BLACK & CROSS, Ch Rio wood Red Boots JW
Flashy lad, slightly taller type, dark
eye, good reach of neck, well laid shoulders, tight elbows, good bunchy feet,
excellent ribbing, firm in topline, well rounded rear, good angulation, keeps
lovely shape on the move, pushed hard in the challenge
2nd: ERGIS Ch Siouxline Jacob JW
Lower type, again everything in the
right place, totally balanced throughout, moved soundly with purpose always
3rd: STRANGE STARGANG MAGIC ALFIE MOON
VD NO ENTRIES
SBB (6 Entries) Abs: 0
Mixed class, varied type, and ages, all within weight.
1st: TREE Keimantre Molly Moo
Pretty and confident little lady, good length, and ground Clearence, sweet head, plenty of reach, well filled front, rice rib and firm topline, good angulation, movement won her this class.
2nd: ROSE Rosencrantz Ophelia
Very similar to winner, long and low,
covered the ground well. Plenty of ribbing, well angulated, confident mover.
3rd: LANDRY Royaldach Dakotas Darling
MPB (3 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: CROSS Loggeta Establoomingsmall BPB
Sassy little lady with a bright future
once she matures. She has real attitude. Dark eye, good head shape, well filled
in front, tight elbows, good feet, well ribbed, firm topline, well angulated and
boy can she move. Just needs to fill out to complete the picture, one to watch
2nd: CORFIELD Russetcopse's Toffee Apple
Taller and finer than winner, slightly
narrower all through, has a good frame which hopefully she will fill in time,
well angulated and sound mover.
PB (2 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: MOES & WILLIAMS Cwmdarhian Cold as Ice
Quality girl, up to size but has a
good frame, super head, neck, shoulders, good front assembly, topline and
outline retained on the move, excels in hind angulation. Moved with style and
2nd: BULLIS Amaffrey Flo Rider
Another good sound type, good ground
clearance, elegant in outline, good length, well-shaped rear, another sound
mover retains her shape.
JB (3 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: HUNT Mylforbe Red Velvet At Sunara
Striking girl, superb head and eye,
reachy neck, well laid shoulder and front assembly, tight elbows, padded feet,
neat underline, strong in topline, well angulated, moves with soundness and
purpose, pushed hard in the challenge. Promising future
2nd: FORGE Normpug Apricot Beauty
Unlucky meeting winner on top form,
pretty head, good front, well ribbed, firm in topline and again well angulated,
moved well keeping good shape.
3rd: ROSE Rosencrantz Ophelia
YB (5 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: HANNEY-MITCHELL Bronia Clarisse
Hard to fault his youngster, sweet
head, reachy neck, well filled front, tight elbow, plenty of well sprung rib,
neat underline, strong well-rounded rear with correct angulation, moved well
nice type with bright future
2nd: WOODS Myleforbe passion fleur
Dark eye and feminine head, correct
front, topline steady but would like more ribbing, good angulation and movement.
3rd: CHAPMAN-REITH Hayvenhund Fancy
PGB (9 Entries) Abs: 0
This was a class full of quality, very
mixed types as normal for PG,but spoilt for choice, very encouraging as all
1st: RUDKIN Crosscop if I could dream for dynasty Dax BCC
This cracking little girl has
everything I like, perfect size, sweet head and expression, dark eye, well
filled in front, great shoulders, tight elbows, excellent feet, superb
ribbing,forechest,strong topline, correct angulation, she’s a bit of a madam on
the move but I like character, she has everything and today she hit the spot for
me, I hope she will go far in the future. She settled in the challenge taking
her first CC.
2nd: GRAHAM, Mr Reagan BRONIA CAMILLE
Another real of quality, excellent
proportions, long and low, well filled and strong on the move, promising
3rd: WILKINSON & WAKEHAM Bronia
Valentina for Wakywilks
LB (7 Entries) Abs: 0
Limit, generally is a strong class, So I was disappointed to find many were pushing their luck with weight, annoyingly, they could easily lose a few ounces without detriment.
1st: KILROY Janacop Maggie may
I loved this little girl, great
example of what miniature means, pocket rocket. Sweet head, dark eye and well
filled front, nice and tight, she is compact and correct, well rounded and
enough angulation. Underline a little untidy due to maternal duties, this does
not distract from her workman like style and soundness.
2nd: O'CONNELL HOLLYBIRCH GLOWING GOLD FOR LLENNOCOR
Within weight and size, good front,
neat topline and undercarriage, more length than winner, not quite the rounded
hid quarters, sound mover.
3rd: ROSE Pennydach Mystique at Rosencrantz
OB (8 Entries) Abs: 0
several were overweight and size, and when you are faced with such quality, I
had to make some tough decisions.
My first two were well within weight yet had substance and quality,it can be done
1st: RUDKIN Ch Dynastydax Alfreda JW RCC
Well within the weight and size, This
bitch is simply outstanding, worthy of her title, super head, neck, front
assembly, good length of fore arm, tight elbows, excels in ribbing, strong
topline, hind angulation all in perfect proportion, she looks perfect viewed
from any angle, moves out well retaining her shape. Thought she would take the
CC, but her kennel mate stole the show today, I was splitting hairs sure they
will challenge each other often
2nd: CROSS LOGGETA PICKLED LILLY JW
Oh so pretty, very similar to winner,
she has many of the same attributes, soundness, quality top to tail, again
worthy of her title, just a fraction slighter build than winner, they will
change places often for sure.
3rd: MOES, Mr C J & WILLIAMS, Mrs R Ch
Cwmdarhian Ginger Snap:
VB (3 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: ERGIS Ch Siouxline Rapunzel with Melriding BV,Vet Group 3
My best veteran, later taking veteran group 3
She carries her age well, still in
good hard condition, particularly impressed with her firm topline and under
carriage, good front assembly, well angulated she can really cover the ground,
another very fine example
2nd: STOKES Webbers Swansong
Good head, well filled front and neat underline, lovely length, firm topline, good angulation, moving soundly, in great condition.
3rd: TREE Ardenrun Sea Shanty by Keimantre