South Wales KA 2018
Dachshund (Miniature Long-haired)
Thank you to the above committee for inviting me to judge the breed.
I was very pleased with my entry of 56 miniature longs, from the exhibitors, and found the bitches stronger than the dogs on this occasion.
Thank you also to my Stewards, who kept everything running smoothly.
1st RCC, & BP: Sainsburys, Drymoor Moon Beam at Boscolla,
What a lovely little baby of 8mths, very smart b/t of good type, with correct eye and conicle head, good fore chest & length of ribbing, nice angulation, in good coat, moved with plenty of drive, will look forward to his future.
2nd McCarthys, Nagshall Love To Be,
8mth b/t of good length, everything where it should be, nice reach of neck, flowing into shoulders, correct front & moved well.
3rd Siggees, Ensigynes Little king Louis.
PD: 1st Oxleys, Lokmadi Rio Bravo at Dinkidax,
Nice s/c of sound type, good shaped head, with almond eye, nice length of ribbing & good fore chest, should go far, but just a little disappointed with movement in the challenge.
2nd, as above.
3rd, as above.
JD: 1st as above, Oxleys, Lokmadi Rio Bravo at Dinkidax.
2nd Halls, Cliffmere Folk Art,
s/r with lots going for him, nice head, good length of ribbing & angulation, moved well, just needs to gain confidence on the stance.
3rd Irvines, Bronia The Dutchman.
PGD: 1st McCarthys, Nagshall Just Lucamac JW.
Cream of nice type, with strong houndy head, correct eye & stop, good reach of neck flowing into the shoulders, with good angulation, moved with drive.
2nd Halls, Cliffmere Patrick Sway zee.
Another quality dog from this kennel, conicle head, almond eye, nice ear set, good length of ribbing & correct angulation, just needs more confidence in himself.
LD: 1st Latham-Jackson, Dollyharp Purcell of Urishay.
b/t with nice length of ribbing, and hind angulation, nice feet 7 prominent fore chest, moved with drive round the ring.
2nd McCarthys, Nagshall Justintime JW,
Cream, again with long ribbing, correct shaped eye & pigment, nice stop on a houndy head, moved well.
3rd Shutts, Stargazer of Donnadoon.
OD,1st DCC, BOB: Ways, Sudasam Livin The Dream.
Very happy to go over this dog, I have admired him for a while, pale cream with everything in its place, beautiful pigment, nice dark eye, conicle head with lovely reach of neck flowing to his shoulders, good fore chest leading to length of ribbing, and hind angulation, stood & moved round the ring as he should with confidence.
2nd Bedfords, Eldmour Cinnamon Spice.
Brindle of nice type, good expression with nice ear set, in gleaming coat with good ribbing and angulation, moved round the ring with drive.
3rd McCarthys. Nagshall Just Santana JW.
MPB, 1st Worswicks, Dolyharp Music of the Night.
b/t which showed well, feminine head with nice front & good ribbing, in good coat, will watch her future.
2nd, Bowman-Davies, Timeshaws Silver Spirit naf.
s/d which caught my eye on entering the ring, nice head, would just of liked a stronger muzzle, but correct eye & ear, prominent fore chest, tight elbows, moved confidently round the ring.
3rd Sainsburys, Drymoor After Eight at Boscolla.
PB, 1st Browns, Devoncream Crystal Tiara.
Cream baby of smaller type, never the less has pleasing head with almond eye, lovely dark pigment, good fore chest & length of keel, well ribbed, moved with confidence.
2nd Shutts, Donnadoon Starlight.
Cream of nice type, good head & neck, long ribbing & length of keel, good angulation, just needs to gain her confidence.
3rd McCarthys, Nagshall Love Constantly.
JB, 1st Bowman-Davies, Timeshaws Silver Spirit naf.
2nd Bakers, Cliffmere Frolic.
s/c with great dark pigment, houndy head with correct eye & ear set, moved well.
3rd Shutts, Donnadoon Moondust.
P/GB, 1st & RCC .Geesons, Abydachs Alohomora.
b/c of smaller type, but everything where it should be, pretty head with confidence in her eye, nice reach of neck & ribbing, correct tail set, moved with drive.
2nd Cohens, Lilac Blossom for Hutzpah.
Red with conicle head, good reach of neck, flowing into shoulders, with tight elbows, moved well.
3rd, Bakers, Jentiki Candy Floss.
LB 1st Geesons, Abydachs Avada Kedavra.
Not my favourite colour, but that doesn’t take anything away from the bitch, solidly made with nice reach of neck, good length of keel & ribbing, correct hind angulation, moved confidently with drive.
2nd Bedfords, Dinkidudlor Malizy Yaisa.
c/d with lovely head & correct pigment, prominent fore chest, with good length of keel & ribbing, proudly moved round the ring.
3rd Kerslakes, Devonwood Steps In Time.
OB 1st, BCC Cohens, Ralines Red Boquet for Hutzpah.
Another cream in great condition, nice head with correct eye & ear, correct stop, good length of ribbing and nice angulation, level top line, confident in moving and in free stance.
2nd Locket-Walters & Walters, CH Ralines The Last Word.
Very difficult decision, between 1 & 2, similar type but b/c in lovely condition with flowing coat, moved like a little train.
3rd Halls, Cliffmere Levity.