Miniature Long Haired
Judge - Mr Jeremy Goddard
BEST OF BREED :
WOOD Ch Wildstar Wrobinson
Dog CC : WOOD Ch Wildstar Wrobinson
Res Dog CC : HALL Clifmere Woodman
Bitch CC : WHITFIELD-ROBERTS Ch Dandydayo Kiss the Girl
Res Bitch CC : SIGGEE Ensigynes Fantasio
Best Puppy : SIGGEE Ensigynes Glaciarium
Best Veteran : BROAD Ch Neertanauf Sea Magic JW ShCM
Best Special Beginner :
Veteran Dog (4 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: BROAD Ch Neertanauf Sea Magic JW ShCM
2nd:BREESE Silkdown Phoenix Rising
3rd: PHILLIPS Rossdach Rave On
Res: RYAN & CHERAS Garbosa Bisto Boy at Cheniesvilla
Minor Puppy Dog
(1 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: ABBOTT Idirsholas Ignatius
Puppy Dog (4 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: LATHAM-JACKSON Hanishan Neapolitan Urishay
2nd: ABBOTT Idirsholas Ignatius
3rd: MCCARTHY Nagshall The Odd Reason
Res: MACKENZIE Abydachs Alpha Bootis
To judge your own breed at Crufts is different to any other appointment, filled with anticipation. The huge green carpeted rings must be the fairest arena in which to judge dogs allowing each exhibit to show off and those with that little bit extra time to shine and max out. Thank you to my efficient Stewards for keeping the ring moving with laughter along the way.
Overall I think temperaments could improve but understandable with the strange times and socialisation non-existent.
It was a pleasure, to award the CC and BOB to CH Wildstar Wrobinson a true miniature...having judged him previously giving him his title, he was pressed by his son Cliffmere woodman who took the RCC.
It is always lovely to see true emotion from exhibitors with Andrew Whitfield Roberts takin ghte CC with Dandydayo Kiss the Girl gaining her title and the RCC and BP going to Tara Siggee with her husband Mathew handling the Ensigynes girls. Finally the 2 beautiful veterans, with Best Veteran going to Ch Neertanauf Sea Magic JW ShCM owned and handled by Sharon Broad
Veteran Dog 4 (0)
6510 Ch Neertanauf Sea Magic Mrs S Broad. 12 yr old shd red dog, beautiful condition that could mask his age. Superb masculine head, all the essentials to make him the worthy Champion he is. Fantastic free and steady movement
6508 Silkdown Phoenix Rising Mrs J Breese. Another favourite dog of excellent size, well-constructed and all the correct attributes just preferred the elegance of 1
6569 Rossdach Rave on Mrs S Phillips
MP DOG 1 (0)
6499 Idirsholas Ignatius Ay I Mrs L Abbott. 8-month B/T boy large boned lad, needs to develop in front moved well and covered the ground with a powerful rear movement.
PD 5 (0)
6541 Hanishan Neapolotan Urishay -Mr & Mrs Latham-Jackson. Red dog elegant young lad, lovely to go over and very well put together, of excellent size a little apprehensive but a free and easy mover BPB
6499 as above
6555 Nagshall the Odd Reason
JD 6 (0)
6561 Halunke Dreams of Magic- Mrs D Norton. Beautiful conical head, excellent reach of neck lovely red boy from ALL angles free and easy movement.
6506 Zarcrest See in Red- Miss Z Boyle. Clear red, very flashy dog, presented to perfection. Not the front or ribbing of the winner.
6521 Drymoor Friards Luxury among Martinks- Mr & Mrs S Crow
YD 8 (0)
6566 Fallingwater First Light Mrs S Phillips. Red dog, good headed type of mini long I was looking for. Long ribs - held a good topline and once again good free movement.
6577 Russteck Moonbeam Mrs C Russell. Rangy black and tan super head and eye, not the length or spring of rib of the winner.
6573 Findowrie Mister Mckye Mrs M Poole
PGD 11 (1)
6543 Hutzpah Heathcliffe at Ralines Mrs R Lockett-Walters. Lovely cream of excellent size and shape well balanced all round- nothing exaggerated or overdone. Excellent rear end, short hocks and well-muscled very good mover.
6595 Wildstar Wrosberg- Mr T and Mrs H Watkins. Larger black and tan dog good bone and feet. Well made just not the flow of the winner.
6521 Drymoor Friars Luxury among Martinks Mr & Mrs S Crow.
LD 11 (1)
6589 Ensigynes Sterlini Mrs T Siggee. Fabulous brindle dog, superb conical head, correct almond eye. Good length of neck leading into well placed shoulders. Ribbing and loin correct, moved with drive best bone and feet in the class.
6549 Nagshall Dutch Odyssey Mrs C Mccarthy. Typey clear red very elegant, super type just not the depth of keel of bone of 1
6606 Hanishan Fire Cracker Miss Woodvine-Shone.
OD 12 (0)
6604 Ch Wildstar Wrobinson JW Mr R Wood. I havent changed my mind about this consummate showman everything you could want in a small package- beautifully presented. CC and BOB
6531 Cliffmere Woodman Mr D & Mrs W Hall. Elegant red- son of the winner, understandably not the maturity of his father- but will reach the top house. RCC
6608 Ch Ralines Sazerac Miss H Woodvine-Shone.
GCD 2 (0)
6521 Drymoor Friars Luxury among Martinks Mr & Mrs S Crow. Showed much better for his sympathetic handler. Young black and tan dog who covered the ground well moving with purpose.
6499 Idirsholas Ignatius Ay I Mrs L Abbott. Concentrated more for his handler in this class.
VB 3 (0)
6568 Rossdach Madame Butterfly- Mrs S Phillips. 12 yr old brindle bitch judged her as a 6-month puppy delighted to judge her again. Excellent shoulders and body. Moved well a true mini long.
6599 Ecotyne Firewitch Mrs K & Miss V Weston & Johnson. Elegant b/t superb bitch, correct in all departments again could show the youngsters the ropes.
6560 Classidax Liberty Belle Miss M Murphy.
MPB 2 (0)
6588 Ensigynes Glaciarium- Mrs T Siggee. Lovely young, shaded cream bitch of excellent size. Moved like a dream her head may not be her strong point but that said...fab pigment, excellent bone and ribbing promising young lady. BPIB
6601 Dandydayo She Lives in You Mrs A Whitfield-Roberts. Clear red small but all the essentials are there, only 7 months so has plenty of time on her side. Repeat mating of my BCC hope she follows in her footsteps.
PB 4 (0)
6530 Cliffmere Edith- MrD & Mrs W Hall. Nice, elegant red girl of the type I look out for. Once again needs to mature daughter of the RCC.
6513 Honeysuckle Scent to me via Debbiejay Miss D Carey. Well-made sh cream pleasant head and eye moved well with good drive.
6551 Nagshall Mystic Oddysey- Mrs C Mccarthy.
JB 12 (0)
6567 & 6605 Fallingwater First Love Mrs S Phillips and Wildstar Wrolanda- Mr R Wood. This class was headed by 2 beautiful shaded red bitches of excellent type, make and shape both had good bone the winner being more positive in movement.
6519 Cheritondax Chardonnay Mrs P Cox.
YB 9 (0)
6602 Wildstar Wrobina at Barkroyal Mrs Williamson. Classy red bitch...oozed quality, good front, excellent bone and rear angulation. True movement fore and aft.
6567 Winner of the previous class unfortunate to meet the winner in this class.
6564 Summerview Holly Would Mrs J & Mr P Phillips
PGB 16 (0)
6592 Abydachs About Time Miss A Thomas. Loved this elegant b/t girl. Once she settled, beautiful to go over and her movement a joy free and effortless.
6542 Urishay Pennyroyal Mr P & Mrs A Latham-Jackson. Another b/t of excellent type and condition, just not quite as free flowing on the move today as 1
6547 Crownlake Queen Bee Miss D Mason
LB 13 (0)
6600 Dandydayo Kiss the Girl Mr A Whitfield-Roberts. Excellent class of young ladies topped by this beautiful fire red girl. Feminine head hands just flowed over her. Well filled front to well let down rear. CC without hesitation.
6587 Ensigynes Fantasio Mrs T Siggee. Lovely cream brindle beautiful from ALL angles the best of fronts. Deep long sweeping keel, just not as settled as 1 Called her back in for RCC which she won on confirmation.
6584 Drymoor After Eight at Boscolla Dr & Mrs K Sainsbury.
OB 2 (1)
6603 Ch Wildstar Wrivera Mr R Wood. Dark Shaded red lovely head and eye. Good length of neck. On the move made everything look easy very much my type of bitch.
GC 1 (0)
6548 Tolberg Beez Kneez at Teckeltown Miss D Mason. Compact clear red of good size, moved with purpose.
I must mention the subject of scales, I realise weight is now just regarded as a fault, but for it to be assessed accurately the scales must be used especially at our Premier show. Having kept weights of every litter for over 50 yrs, we can see the miniature dachshunds are heavier now, be it from feeding or breeding. I feel the hollow bone which the mini longs had has all but gone. Being a realist, looking back, mini wires were 12 lb before being brought into line with the rest in the late 60s, to me a 12lb mini dachshund can be a fit for function hound. But as we know without the scales the size WILL increase and who knows where it will end will they still be miniature dachshunds?