Many thanks to the committee and officers of the Great Joint for their kind
invitation to judge miniature Long Haired Dachshunds at what I believe is
their last championship show. Thanks to my ever-efficient stewards for
managing the ring so well with the COVID guidelines having to be followed in
the ring. Overall, I felt the standard was very mixed! With shoulders still
being a challenge for this variety, and front movement. The quality of the
males was worrying, as there were very few youngsters that stood out with
potential for the future in the show ring or as part of the breeding
programme going forward.
MPD (3) 1 Mitchell’s Bronia King Crimson. Pleasing head and expression.
Clean neck into well made front construction. And came towards you true on
the move. Moved well and kept a reasonable topline, just needs to firm up.
Like a little less length of loin. A nice well balanced youngster. BP. 2
Bullis’ Along Came Louis To Amaffrey NAF. A nice type but at that gangly
age. Good topline and a well balanced head. Feet need to tighten and rear
movement could be a little more driving. 3 Mackenzie’s Abydachs Alpha Bootis
PD (3,2) 1 Geeson’s Abydachs Alpha Centauri. Typical head and expression
from this kennel. Correct bone and feet. Well ribbed with a strong topline
into a well made rear. Was a little unsettled on the move. Plenty of coat
for his age and well presented.
JD (3) 1 Poole’s Findowrie Mister Mckye. A nice moderate type and well
balanced throughout. Correct topline in the stack and kept it in profile on
the move. Moved well both ways with a bit of character. I’d like a slightly
more masculine head at this stage. 2 Norton’s Halunke Dreams Of Magic. Super
head but not the balanced or shoulder placements of 1st. Moved well fore and
aft. Not a bad type at all. 3 McCarthy’s Nagshall Santa Paolo.
YD (4,1) 1 Lockett-Walters Hutzpah Heathcliffe At Ralines. RDCC. I liked
this dogs movement when he came in the ring. A pleasing well balanced head
with a good eye and correct ear set. Plenty of bone into correct feet. Well
bodied with a good spring of rib and well ribbed back. Good lay of shoulder
into a correct front construction with a prosternum which so many lacked.
Well presented. 2 Russell’s Russteck Moonbean. Not quite the head and eye of
the 1st. Correct bone and feet with plenty of body. Nicely presented with a
good coat. Dropped off a little over the croup on the move in profile. d 3
McCarthy’s Nagshall Santa Paolo.
PGD (5) 1 Fairchild’s Restinim Torandot. Comes to life when on the move
and won the class on movement and looks the part in profile. Good bone and
well ribbed back. Would have liked a slightly kinder eye. And did tend to
stink into himself when stacked. Correct coat and well presented. 2 Broad’s
Dinkidax Dionysus. A nice type and moved well with a good footfall. Well
ribbed and good strong loin. However could do with sliming down to show that
off better. I’d like a little more length of muzzle as well. Certainly
enjoyed himself and strutted his stuff! 3 Mee’s Barlaines Commander.
LD (4) 1 Mee’s Barlines Just William. Not the strongest of classes.
Overall I preferred the balance and make and shape of this boy and his
movement in profile. Kept a correct topline. His condition was good and well
presented, however I do think the handler could be a little more confident
which would go down the lead. 2 Weston & Johnson’s Ecotyne Devil’s Advocate.
Pleasing head and expression with a correct eye. Kept a good topline on the
move. Good bone and feet. Well presented and conditioned. Not quite the
balanced of one. 3 McCarthy’s Nagshall Dutch Odyssey.
OD (4) 1 Wood’s Ch Wildstar Wrobinson JW. DCC. A very stylish dog on the
move. A good strong masculine without being over done. Good clean neck and
shoulder into a good lay. Correct front angles with adequate bone and good
feet. Keeps a correct topline and balance on the move in profile. Well
presented and condition. I can understand how this boy has done the winning
he has a quality dog that typifies the variety so well. 2 Cliffmere Woodman.
Not quite the movement of the 1st. A very honest dog with nothing really out
of place. A good topline with correct ribbing back and spring with a good
powerful loin. Maybe not quite the lay of shoulder of 1st as well. And like
the 1st did tend to tummy tap at points. 3 Findowre Mr McKenzie.
VD (2) 1 Broad’s Ch Neerftanauf Sea Magic JW ShCM. BV. Super coat and
condition for his age. Well balanced on the move. And didn’t he for his age
of 11. Pleasing masculine head and expression. Kept his topline on the move
and didn’t drive out. Some of the youngster could learn a thing or too. 2
McCarthy’s Nagshall Just Santana JW ShCM. Clean neck and shoulder into well
made front. Good bone and feet. Well ribbed back. Bit more scope to this dog
for my liking compared to 1st. But he enjoyed his day on the move.
MPB (10,3) 1 Butler’s Minnard Out Of The Darque From Drymoor. Stood out
in this class, well balanced with a good make and shape. Balanced head with
a kind eye and correct set ear. Good bone and feet. Like a slightly better
lay of shoulder to complete the front construction. Well ribbed back and
short loin. Correct tail placement supported by a correct rear construction.
Moved off so well and kept a balanced profile around the ring. 2 Rothchild’s
Rothmia Dark Side Of The Moon. Not quite the confidence of 1st but hopefully
will come with age and experience. Well balanced with good and feet and with
correct front legs. Kept her topline on the move and moved off well. Just
needs to mature and settle a little more. 3 Hall’s Cliffmere Edith.
PB (5,1) 1 Cox’s Cheritondax Chardonnay. Preferred the maturity and
finish of this bitch today. A well presented bitch with a pleasing head and
expression. Good bone and feet. Good spring of rib into a well made rear
which showed on the move. 2 Carey’s Littl Fut Precious Puppet (Imp Rus) TAF
NAF. Not the maturity of the 1st. So lacking the finish in terms of coat and
condition. Good straight front with adequate bone. Moved happily but a
little full of herself and hence didn’t quite settle so well on the move. 3
Shutt’s Littl Fut Pandoras Secret For Donnadoon (Imp Rus) TAF NAF.
JB (6,1) 1 Wood’s Wildstar Wrolanda. A well balanced bitch. Nice head
with plenty of femininity to her. Good eye creating a nice typical
expression. Good bone and correct feet. Well bodied with spring of rib into
a well constructed rear end, with a good bend of stifle and short hock.
Moved out well not quite as tidy coming towards you but did keep her topline
in profile. Well presented and conditioned. 2 Mason’s Crownlake’s Queen Bee.
Not quite the drive on the move as 1st. Pretty bitch, well presented with a
feminine head. Good lay of shoulder into a straight front. Good bone. Well
ribbed back. Not quite the rear construction of 1st and showed on the move.
Would have liked a little more drive from the rear. 3 Williamson’s Wildstar
Wrobina At Barkroyal.
YB (5,2) 1 Walters’ Ralines Lemontini. Won on overall balance and make
and shape. Good straight front. Well ribbed back with a strong loin. Into a
well made rear construction with a good bend of stifle. Kept her topline on
the move and really drove off from behind. Little wide in front coming
towards you. I don’t think the hall acoustics were helping either. 2
Phillips’ Summerview Holly Would. Didn’t have the movement of 1st and didn’t
settle when moving. In good coat and condition and well presented. Good
straight front with correct bone and feet. A little bum high when stacked. 3
McCarthy’s Nagshall Santa Rosa
PGB (6,1) 1 Phillips’s Summerview Minnie Mouse. Not the easiest of
classes to judge with a variety of different types. I preferred the overall
balance on the move and kept a correct topline. A pleasing feminine head and
expression. Good spring of rib and loin. Into a well made rear end. 2 Cox’s
Dolyharp Sweet Harmony. A nice head and expression. In good coat and
condition. Good bone and feet and spring of rib. Little short in the loin.
Moved well both fore and aft. 3 Poole’s Findowrie Miss Mcfee.
LB (5) 1 Mason’s Tolberg Beez Kneez At Teckeltown. RBCC. Well presented
and handled. A lovely feminine head and expression with a good eye. Well
made front with a prosternum. Well sprung rib and well ribbed back and
correct loin with some strength in it. Correct topline both in the stack and
on the move. Moved well both ways with a correct footfall. In full bloom in
terms of coat and conditioned. 2 Pain’s Cwmdarhian Radio Gaga Ravensbeech. A
different type from 1st. not the movement of 1st and lost her outline
somehow. In super coat and well conditioned. Feminine head and expression.
Good bone and feet. Well bodied. 3 Cox’s Bronia Jelly Baby.
OB (4) 1 Walters’ Ch Ralines Party Politics. BCC, BOB & BIS. This bitch
moved so well. Full of quality. Lovely make and shape and well balanced. In
super coat and condition with lovely clear and rich colour. Moved well both
ways and kept her profile in side gait. Reasonable lay of shoulder into a
well sprung rib with correct length, good strong loin, into a well made rear
construction with a good bend of stifle and correct hock. Pleasing head and
expression, nice eye. So well presented. 2 Wood’s Ch Wildstar Wrivera.
Another quality bitch, however I preferred the movement and flow of the 1st.
Another bitch that drove out from a well made rear construction. Good bone
and feet and well ribbed back. Again kept her topline in profile. Just like
a little shorter in loin. 3 Geeson’s Abydachs All About Me.
VB (2) 1 Weston & Johnson’s Ecotyne Firewitch. A typical head and
expression with a kind eye. Well bodied with a good spring of rib, and well
ribbed back. Good bone and feet. Moved well for her age, keeping a correct
topline all the time. 2 Mee’s Barlaines Red Splendour. Well bone with good
feet. Well made front with a prosternum into a good spring of rib. Little
longer in loin that 1st and not quite the movement of 1st today.