Midland Dachshund 2017
Dachshund (Miniature Long-haired)
BEST OF BREED : WOOD Wildstar Wrobinson & Best in Show
Dog CC : WOOD Wildstar Wrobinson
Res Dog CC : LOCKETT-WALTERS Ralines Royal Rebel
Bitch CC : MITCHELL Metadale Coco Chanel of Bronia
Res Bitch CC : METCALFE Metadale Ariadne
Best Puppy : HARRIS & MCLACHLAN Zarcrest Black Smith
Minor Puppy Dog (2 Entries)
1st: HARRIS & MCLACHLAN Zarcrest Black Smith
2nd: LATHAM-JACKSON Dolyharp Purcell of Urishay
Overall the quality was rather mixed, the winners good the principle winners very good. The same old issues short upper arms & necks, short keels & ribbing, shoulders too far forward & if people didnt already know I put a lot of store on feet! Remember dachshunds are a digging hound so untrimmed or splayed feet & long or hacked nails will not do. On the plus side there are some promising youngsters especially in the bitches which makes for keen competion which can only be good for the breed, all having merits to appeal to a variety of different judges. It is apparent that the imports & their descendents are proving a great asset to breeders.
MPD 2 ENTRIES 0 ABS
1st HARRIS & MCLACHLANS ZARCREST BLACK SMITH – Excellent stallion B/T male with which to start off the day. Gorgeous head with exquisite eyeshape with kind but alert expression, good reach of neck & depth of body for a youngster, keel sweeping through & well back, excellent bone, big well padded feet, correct bend of stifle & rounded rear, moved with style showing his pads going away, such a happy dog keen to do everything for his handler, topped off with a straight shiny jacket BPD Best Puppy in Breed . Welldone.
2nd LATHAM-JACKSONS DOLYHARP PURCELL OF URISHAY – Smaller neat compact lad not as houndy as the winner showed well being very well schooled.
PD 5 ENTRIES 0 ABS
1st BOYLES ZARCREST BLACK BREWER – Litter brother to previous class winner , just not as mature & together today as his sibling. Another elegant showy hound of lovely type. Excellent head & eye strong underjaw, good length of neck,carrying good width allthrough, held a level topline & super underline not cutting up, lovely angulation, another with super bone thick well padded trimmed feet.
2nd WOODS WILDSTAR WREWARD – Smaller B/T of a different type being slightly taller & not as long. Excells in head dark eyes with lovely expression, well constructed allthrough scores highly in ribbing & short loin, an easy mover just not the width of the winner.
3rd HIGGINS RALINES JUST JEWELS
JD 6 ENTRIES 0 ABS
1st WOODS WILDSTAR WROBINSON – My notes say ' beautiful' & that he is , this young red dog just shines, his coat is like fire so flat & correct his outline is breathtaking. He oozes quality the ideal balance of height to length being the size breeders of miniatures should aim for, he has the substance & bone & his feet are just wonderful, padded nicely rounded neat black nails & thick black pads. Good front, sweeping keel, ribs sprung & carried right down his body to a short loin. To top this you can see the joy in his face as he strides out around the ring. CC.BOB.BIS.
2nd BUCHAN & KERSLAKES DEVONWOOD PIPPIN AT HELENIUM – Smaller B/T with good length of bone, long neck sweeping keel , well ribbed giving level topline not the aplomb on the move of the winner.
3rd MCCARTHYS NAGSHALL JUST LUCAMAC
PGD 5 ENTRIES 1 ABS
1st ROBERTS RALINES ROB ROY TO DENVER – Clear cream dog of a good size with excellent pigment. Conical head with a good eye helped by black eyerims, thick well set leathers, excellent bone, ribbing carried wellback giving level topline into ultra short loin, neatest short hocks, showed his pads on the move.
2nd BREESES SILKDOWN PHEONIX RISING – Bigger Shaded Red hound of excellent type. Good head, well set ears with lovely fringing, very attractive boy with heavy coat strong bone & feet, tailset spoton & beautifully plumed tail a sweeping continuation of the spine.
3rd KENNEDYS HANISHAN BLUE DIAMOND
LD 5 ENTRIES 0 ABS
1st LOCKETT-WALTERS RALINES ROYAL REBEL – Excellent B/T a head to die for with correct tan markings. Well constructed dog, good neck, shoulders correctly placed & angulated, legs carried well under body, well filled front , another with good feet including the black 'thumbprints' on his toes. Did enough but did not project himself to show off his attributes.RCC
2nd BROOKS LYNDARLEA JUST ANDY – Bigger longer cast cream with attractive head & expression helped by lovely dark pigment, big bone heavy cream coat of good texture. I think 2 shows in one day had caught up with him as he was sluggish on the move & did not move out.
3rd MORTLOCKS METADALE LENADROS AT HERTSMERRY
OD 7 ENTRIES 1 ABS
1st BROOKS OBDAX LYNNS BADGER JW – Mature Silver Dapple of good hound type.lovely head keen oval eye, a well made dog that holds an excellent topline good feet & bone just cuts up in underline.
2nd BUCHAN & KERSLAKES DEVONWOOD CRACKERJACK AT HELENIUM JW – Beautiful B/T of classical breed type, the most stunning head with long fringed ears , good long bones allthrough, excellent feet broad & well trimmed deep body topped with a lusterous jet black jacket, just would not cooperate with his handler.
3rd KENNEDYS CH DENKENA LOGANBERRY JW
MPB 8 ENTRIES 0 ABS
1st ROWELLS EMMAJESK MASQUERADE – Elegant cream puppy, super head & eye, so confident for a babe, a dream to handle on the table my hands just flowed over her, shoulders well placed & angulated, long ribs giving excellent topline & underline, neat rear that she used to advantage on the move as she drove out BPB
2nd WALTERS CRISP FALL NIGHT AT RALINES – Another exciting young bitch puppy this time Clear Red im sure she has a bright future with her excellent well filled front good bone & big padded rounded feet carried well under her body.
3rd BOYLES ZARCREST GOLD BUSINESS
PB 6 ENTRIES 1 ABS
1st GEESONS ABYDACHS AVADA KEDAVRA – Adorable Choc Tan baby of great promise, she has a wonderful temperament which is an important part of a showdog & she showed so well. Pretty head & expression , good neck very well developed front & keel, excellent ribbing short loin good turn of stifle, very good topline both stacked & on the move, topped with a beautiful rich chocolate coat.
2nd WOODS WILDSTAR WREEVA – Elegant Shaded Red, feminine head, such a good neck angulated shoulders, tightest of elbows tucked into her body, a balanced bitch with excellent ribbing , short loin, angulated rear & neat hocks, reminded me of CH Minard Some Like It Hot to which this exhibitor awarded her first CC at a similar age.
3rd BARNSDALE & HAYWOOD-BARNSDALES ELDMOUR JUST ALICE AT CHRISKIM
JB 11 ENTRIES 2 ABS
Excellent class of young bitches all the 5 placed bitches were quality & had many virtues
1st METCALFES METADALE ARIADNE – Attractive Red bitch of excellent size & proportions, a balanced bitch of very good ratios, again everything enhanced by her dark pigment , nose, eye rims mouth nails & pads. The young bitch was a bit unsettled by the switching of handlers but when she settled she was a picture from all angles, moved with drive & ease. RCC
2nd WOODS WILDSTAR WYNNONA – Litter sister to my DCC winner though taller & more rangy. This flame red beauty was being a bit of a madam today. So so elegant I dont believe we have seen the best of her yet. I think a litter will fill her provide the finish & she will be an exceptional specimen of the breed.
3rd ROYLANCES ABBLIS IMMORTALITY – Completed a trio of excellent red bitches all sired by different dogs which can only be seen as positive for the future.
PGB 7 ENTRIES 0 ABS
1st METCALFES METADALE ARIADNE – Could not be denied this class which also contained bitches of great merit, more Junoir Warrant points for this lovely girl.
2nd WALTERS RALINES FLIRTINI – A real Cream/Cream another with excellent pigment. A beautiful bitch but what a 'madam' & she knows it!! she looks at you like something you might tread in, such bone on a bitch of this size, neatest rearend , lovely short hocks & correct drop off , interesting to see who is her dam.
3rd MITCHELLS BRONIA FIRST EDITION
LB 9 ENTRIES 2ABS
This class was headed by two closely matched cream ladies.
1st ALLLENS PENPARC CREME CARAMEL – Pretty Cream of good type & size, feminine head, good shoulders legs carried well under her body, good front & bone, ribbing carried well back, well muscled rear quarters to move out with drive.
2nd BELLS TOLBERG LEGALLY BLONDE JW ShCM – Very attractive Shaded Cream, dark almond eye with black eye rims this bitch excells in pigment, chunky bone , bunchy tight feet lovely turn of stifle, neat hocks, not quite in full bloom today but is maturing & progressing well, Im sure her time will come.
3rd MEES BARLAINES RED SPLENDOUR
OB 9 ENTRIES 3 ABS
1st MITCHELLS METADALE COCO CHANNEL OF BRONIA - Super B/Cream so good in all departments – regal headpiece of excellent shape & size, deep well filled oval front with sweeping keel , shoulders so good, set back with correct angles & length of upperarm, her chunky feet set well under her body elbows tight & tucked into the body. Best ribs of the day being sprung & carried right back down her body. Presented in full bloom with just the right bodyweight this bitch was conditioned. Strong quarters & correct tailset completed the flow to the rear. Delighted to find this quality bitch in my entry & award her the CC, I felt she & the DCC complemented each other very well.
2nd BROWNS CH MYSTERA ONCE UPON A DREAM AT GARBOSA – Mature champion bitch shown in fabulous bloom & put down to perfection a real credit to her owner, great body, excellent ribs, lovely short hocks, not the elegance of the winner & would prefer longer neck.
3rd MEES BARLAINES GOLDEN DELIGHT