Dachshund (Miniature Long-haired)
A mixed entry of varying degrees of quality; the absence of not weighing made some decision at times difficult, nevertheless I found all exhibits to be fit and healthy.
PD (3) 1 Boyle's Zarcrest Black Brewer, b/t of above average merit, quality to spare. On inspection he has a correct conical shaped head with good strength in foreface with correct dentition. Eye and expression is pleasing, good length in neck which flows into a well-constructed front assembly. Plenty in rib, firm in top line which leads to a correct tail set with a well angulated rear. His bone is of good quality with excellent feet. On the stack his profile is so eye catching. On the move he displays excellent reach and drive holding his outline on the go around at all times. Loved his overall attitude. As usual presentation was excellent. Had no hesitation in awarding him the CC today and Best Puppy. Delighted to witness him take the Hound Puppy Group and in the final did not let himself down! Will gain his crown if judged on his merits!! 2 Geeson, Abydachs Abracadabra b/t. Similar for overall breed type to the winner with plenty to admire. Correct head qualities with a good eye and expression. Shapley in overall outline with correct bone and feet. On the move he displayed positive reach and drive. I'm sure will have a bright future. 3 McDonnell, Smartdac Blazin Storm.
JD (2) Harris, McCachlan, Zarcrest Black Smith b/t. Litter brother to Black Brewer and most remarks are similar. Quality in head, eye and expression with good dentition. Correct in front assembly, plenty in rib with good top line which leads to a well angulated rear. His movement is sound on the out and back whilst holding his outline on the go around, however I felt he would benefit for carrying just a little more weight. Was presented in excellent coat condition. 2 MacClancy, Katerinapark Zoravac, red. Up too size individual with a masculine head, eye and expression ok. Plenty in rib with a firm top line, bone and feet are good. However his rear movement was not sound, on the return he was ok and presented in good order.
LD (1) 1 Woodvine-Shone, Ralines Elstar b/t Has many good breed points. Masculine in head which is the correct conical shape with a decent eye and expression with an ok front assembly. Would prefer more length in rib which in turn would make him better in loin. However bone and feet are good and he move out soundly.
OD (5) 1 Wood, Ch Wildstar Wrobinson, clear red. So pleasing on the eye is this exhibit with so much quality to admire. Head is of correct conical shape with a dark eye giving off a lovely expression. Neck just flows into a clear front assembly with very good ribbing. Elbows are well tucked in with quality bone and correct feet. Top line is level which leads to a well angulated rear. Whilst movement was technically correct I felt he was just a little unsettled today. No doubt the frantic ferry journey did not help. However he did enough to claim the RCC today and I'm sure will continue to amass many more top awards. A very worthy "Ch" indeed. 2 Shutt, Dragonsteeth Cream Cracker at Donnadoon, cream. Masculine in head of correct proportions with correct eye and expression. Plenty in neck with good ribbing. Top line is correct which leads to a well angulated rear. He stands on good bone with correct feet. However was rather unsettled on the move. 3 Conwen, Fenellafleur Zorro.
PB (5) 1 Geeson, Abydachs Avada Kedavra, choc/tan. Very promising young lady with plenty to admire. Quality in head with a sweet eye and expression. Reachy in neck with a good front assembly. Plenty in ribbing which is carried well back. Tail set is correct which leads to a well angulated rear. She stands on quality bone with correct feet. Once into her stride she displayed positive rear drive with good reach up front, still needs time to firm up all round; with normal progress this will happen. Should go on a have a bright future. 2 Boyle, Zarcrest Gold Business, red. From the Black Brewer/Black Smith litter. Must have caused this breeder such a headache in choosing! Quality girl with plenty to admire. Feminine in head which is of the correct conical shape with good eye and gentle expression. General outline is pleasing on the eye with a well angulated rear. Plenty in bone with correct feet. Just a little more maturity to complete the picture. Well presented.
3 McAlpine, Lampcien Geogia.
PGB (3) 1 Mitchell, Bronia First Impression. Plenty to admire on this individual. Pleasing head, eye and expression with good dentition. Plenty in neck with a firm enough top line which leads to a well angulated rear. She stands on good bone with neat feet. Moved out positively on the out and back and held her outline on the go around. Still needs a little more time to complete the overall picture. 2 Shutt, Sanmik Magic Happens to Donnadoon. Cream of some merit. Feminine in head of correct proportions. Lovely in eye and expression with a good general outline. Stands on good bone with neat feet. Close up to the winner and was well presented.
OB (6) 1 Wood, Wildstar Wynnona JW, red and litter sister the "Wrobinson". This breeder/exhibitor certainly has hit the bullseye. Loved this young lady. She has so much to admire and is a joy to go over. She is sufficient in head which is feminine and so well balanced with a super eye and expression. Plenty in neck which flows into a clean front assembly with plenty in fore chest. Excellent in rib with a good top line and firm loin. Her angles are spot on. Put her best foot forward on the move displaying good reach and drive. Presented in excellent bloom. Pleased to award her the cc making her into a "Champion" won BoB on overall maturity putting up a good performance in the Group! 2 McAlpine, Lampcien, Kween Kandy b/t. All quality exhibit with so much to admire. Correct head proportions with a good eye and sweet expression with good dentition. Correct in neck and front assembly. Good in rib with a firm top line and good loin. She is well angulated in her rear and stands on correct bone with neat feet. Moved out with style displaying positive rear drive and good forward reach holding a true outline on the go around. Presented in excellent coat condition. RCC today, with normal luck should reach the top! 3 Moore, Rickanndach Total Eclipse Jn.Ch