Scottish Kennel Club Championship Show 2022
DACHSHUND (MINIATURE LONG-HAIRED)
Judge: Mrs M Boulcott
BEST OF BREED : WHITFIELD-ROBERTS Ch Dandydayo Kiss the Girl
Dog CC : WESTON & JOHNSON Ecotyne Devil's Advocate
Res Dog CC : LARKIN Larkhund Rocketman
Bitch CC : WHITFIELD-ROBERTS Ch Dandydayo Kiss the Girl
Res Bitch CC : MASON Crownlake's Queen Bee JW
Best Puppy : LARKIN, Mr & Mrs Gerard & Frances Larkhund All That Jazz
Best Veteran : WESTON & JOHNSON Ecotyne Firewitch
Best Special Beginner :
Puppy Dog (2 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: LARKIN Larkhund Rocketman
2nd:MCSORLEY Barlaine Midnight Charmer
(1 Entries) Abs: 1
Post Graduate Dog (1 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: DRADY Tolberg Black Adder at Indiko
Open Dog (3 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: WESTON & JOHNSON Ecotyne Devil's Advocate
2nd: GEESON Abydachs Alpha Centauri
3rd: IRVINE Bronia the Dutchman
Special Beginner Dog NO ENTRIES
Good Citizen Dog NO ENTRIES
Puppy Bitch (5 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: LARKIN Larkhund All That Jazz
2nd: MCSORLEY Barlaine Golden Honey
3rd: LARKIN Darsoms Zparkle
Res: MITCHELL Bronia Day Dreamer
VHC: GRAHAM Jadag Razzamataz
Junior Bitch NO ENTRIES
Post Graduate Bitch (1 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: MEE Barlaine Razzle Dazzle
(2 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: MASON Crownlake's Queen Bee JW
2nd: BELL Tolberg Cream Delight
(5 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: WHITFIELD-ROBERTS Ch Dandydayo Kiss the Girl
2nd: METCALFE Metadale Ariadne
3rd: MASON Tolberg Beez Kneez at Teckeltown
Res: GRAHAM Jadag Take A Chance On Me
VHC: DRADY Tolberg Cream Surprise at Indiko
(1 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: WESTON & JOHNSON Ecotyne Firewitch
Special Beginner Bitch
Good Citizen Bitch NO ENTRIES
It has been a while since I have judged this
breed and I was delighted with the improvements. The backs were strong and
the long loins were reduced to a few exhibits. Seeing these dogs bred by
responsible breeders was a delight. My son who is the main Dachshund fanatic
in the family is always having to take in rescues from RSPCA. I do hope the
day will come when there are none available. They are lovely dogs, but
people forget they are hounds with strong jaws and domestic deafness when it
comes to rabbits.
PD (2) 1 Larkin’s Larkhund Rocketman – Res CC
– Most attractive youngster, with conical skull tapering to the tip of his
nose. Nothing coarse or cloddy about this puppy. Well proportioned with
occiput to top, to tip of nose equal in length. Strength in jaw and good
dentition. Eyes lovely and dark, almond shaped and obliquely set. Nice high
set ears, with rounded tips just touching cheeks. Neck long, slightly arched
and of good length, fitted well into shoulders. Shoulder blades were long.
Breast bone strong and prominent, enough that it it showed a depression on
either side of it. Rear quarters had thigh set at right angles to pelvis,
lower thigh set right angle to upper thigh and were well rounded. Front feet
very slightly turned out, and were bigger than rear feet. Pads thick and
firm. Tail well placed and had good furnishings. On the move, stride was
long and free flowing with plenty of drive from the super rear quarters.
Coat soft and straight, longest behind legs where he had good feathering. I
would have loved to have tucked this dog into my bag and taken him home. 2
McSorley’s Barlaine Midnight Charmer Black/tan, this youngster needs to go
to some training as he was so nervous and tense. Good head and expression,
and well placed ears. Neck of good length, and well angulated shoulders.
Correctly angulated front and rear, but rather flat footed. Some road
walking would improve enormously here. Movement difficult to assess, as his
body was so tense and he kept looking to see where I was. With some
showmanship would give you some fun in the ring.
PGD (1) 1 Drady’s Tolberg Black Adder At
Indiko Black/tan, well marked, with a nicely proportioned head. High set
ears framing an attractive head with good muzzle length. Eyes almond shaped
and obliquely set and good dentition. Good length to neck which had a good
slight arch, and ran into shoulders to give proud head carriage. Shoulder
blades long and correctly placed, upper arm same length same length as
shoulder blade and well set. Forearm short and strong and covered lowest
part of keel. Just a touch long in loin, but topline excellent. Croup long,
and gently sloped to tail. Pelvis of good length, upper thigh set at right
angles to it, lower thigh set at right angles to upper thigh and had good
muscle tone. Angulation in rear was correct, allowing plenty of drive. Good
feet with thick firm pads. Movement was free and stride long. Excellent
coat, being soft and straight. Nice quality dog that had a free flowing
OD (3) 1 Weston & Johnson’s Ecotyne Devil’s
Advocate Beautiful black/tan dog, with excellent head properties and ear
placement. Nice reach of neck with slight arch that fitted well into
shoulders. Shoulder blades long and placed firmly against robust rib cage at
desired 45 degree angle. Upper arm same length as the shoulder blade and was
close to rib. Breast bone strong, and created the correct depression on
either side of it. Forearm short and strong and covered lowest part of keel.
Would not want this dog any longer. Back level, with slight arch over loin.
Croup had length and sloped slightly towards tail. Strong firm hind
quarters, with upper thigh at right angle to pelvis. Angulation good at
rear, and proverbial pencil could have easily been set across thigh. Realy
showed his virtues on the move, as his long stride was long and flowing,
with plenty of drive form rear. Delighted to have awarded him the CC. 2
Geeson’s Abydachs Alpha Centauri Another black/tan, this time the tan was
paler. Loved his head and expression, but eyes an little too round and not
so obliquely set. Skull proportion excellent as skull/stop/nose were of
correct equal length. Ears nicely set and jaws strong. Would have liked a
tad more length to neck, but loved his forechest and his 45 degree angulated
shoulders. Loin was a little on the long side, giving a little weakness to
back. Tail well set and nicely feathered. Moved purposely around the ring
with plenty of drive. 3 Irvine’s Bronia The Dutchman.
PB (5) 1 Larkin’s Larkhund All That Jazz What
a beautifully balanced bitch, with correct proportions, especially loin so
was able to produce the required point of shoulder to point of buttock was
equal to height at withers. Not many I could say this about today.
Attractive head, with equal occiput/nose proportions. Dark almond eye
obliquely set. Ears set high. Strong punishing jaw. Super length to neck,
which fitted well into shoulders, which were strong and long. Upper arm
slightly less than length of shoulder. Forelegs straight and parallel.
Elbows were tucked in, pasterns strong and slightly sloping. This bitch had
super feet which were strong and well knuckled and oval in shape. Body shape
from point of shoulder to point of buttock equalled height at withers.
Excellent topline, with croup sloping steeply to root of tail. Elbows tight,
correct rib length, slightly sprung. Underlined has desired slight rise and
loin strong. Moderate bend to stifle, upper thigh had flat muscle, and legs
were parallel when viewed from rear. Super strong well knuckled slightly
oval feet. Excellent mover, slightly springing trot and drive from rear. It
was a difficult to decide between these two puppies, but this bitch had the
slight edge in the end. BPIB 2 McSorley‘s Barlaine Golden Honey Well
proportioned head, with the most pleasing expression. Eyes could be more
obliquely set. Ears well set, and had sufficient length to neck. Good length
to shoulder blades, and were of the correct angle. A little short in upper
arm, but reasonably well placed and was close to ribs. Nice depth to chest
and body was moderately long and topline level. Loin reasonably short and
breast bone was strong. Well ribbed up, with underline merging nicely into
abdomen. Croup long and well muscled. However, lower leg was unfortunately a
bit on the long side and was unable to give the correct drive. This affected
the free flowing movement. This attractive little bitch had many things to
like about her, but the quality of the exhibits today was too high. 3
Larkin’s Darsoms Zparkle.
PGB (1) 1 Mee’s Barlaine Razzle Dazzle Really
pretty bitch with lovely gentle expression. Eye, almond shaped and obliquely
set. Ear well set and of moderate length. Strong jaw with good dentition.
Neck lack length which was a pity. Shoulder blades long, well placed and
obliquely set, and able to give the 45 degree angle. Upper arm was close to
ribs, and forearm had short strong bone. This angulation covered lowest part
of keel. Topline level, but unfortunately a bit long in loin. Tail well set.
Upper thigh correct angle to pelvis, but lacked length, which meant she
would not pass the ‘pencil test’ across the hocks. Held topline on the move,
but did lack power from rear. Front feet broad and deep, hind feet were flat
and slightly smaller. Beautifully presented and in excellent condition.
LB (2) 1 Mason’s Crownlake’s Queen Bee JW –
Black/tan bitch with beautiful head and expression. Eyes set obliquely and
jaws strong. Ears well set and of correct length. Strong jaw with good
dentition. Could do with a little more length to neck. Shoulder blades had
correct 45 degree angle and length of upper arm equalled length of shoulder
blade and laid close to ribs. The forearm was short and had very good bone
and covered lowest part of keel. Breast bone strong and prominent.
Unfortunately and bit long in loin that affected general outline. Excellent
hind quarters correctly angulated. On the move she shone going around the
ring as she had length of stride and drive from rear quarters. Well
presented. Res CC. 2 Bell’s Tolberg Cream Delight. Cream bitch with lovely
almond eyes that could have been more obliquely set. Well set ears and good
mouth with strong jaws. Ear set high of moderate length with rounded tips.
Good length to neck, with slight arch. Front assembly was very good with
shoulder blades long and had the 45 degree angle required. Upper arm echoed
length of shoulder blade and lay close to ribs. Nice bone in forearm and
covered lowest part of keel. Ribcage long and loin short, allowing a nice
level topline. Hind angulation was very good with upper thigh set at right
angle to pelvis, and of good length. Tail well set. Good feet fore and aft.
I was so disappointed with this bitch moved as she was very lack-luster and
did not have the animation that I was expecting.
OB (5) 1 Whitfield-Roberts’ Ch Dandydayo Kiss
The Girl What a lovely appealing bitch with those lovely almond eyes set
obliquely. Ears correctly set, had well rounded tips, and framed the face
nicely. Neck had sufficient reach and had slight arch and was well set into
shoulders. Shoulder blades long and obliquely set at 45 degree angle to
ribcage. Upper arm was same length as shoulder blades. Forearm short and
strong in bone. Strong stifles. Moderate length to rib, well muscled, and
loin had a slight arch and was short and strong. Rump broad and strong,
croup long, pelvis also strong. Upper thigh set at right angles to pelvis,
lower thigh short, also at right angles. Hocks would easily pass ‘pencil
test’, and muscle tone was strong enough to give the drive from the rear.
Loved watching this bitch powering around the ring on good strong feet. CC &
BOB. 2 Metcalfe’s Metadale Ariadne Another very attractive bitch with lovely
outline. Well proportioned head with beautiful almond eyes. Ears well set
with forward edge just touching cheek. Lovely length with slight arch.
Shoulder blades long and set obliquely. Excellent front with forechest
prominent with depressions on either side. Chest was deep and ribs long and
loins strong. Beautifully angled rear quarters. However, I thought this
bitch was a dog of parts which did not blend in together. If her legs were a
bit longer, she would have been the same height as length, but she was not.
Powerful mover using plenty of drive from rear. 3 Mason’s Tolberg Beez Kneez
VB (1) 1 Weston & Johnson’s Ecotyne Firewitch
Black/tan 8 year bitch who could do with shedding a bit of weight, as she
looked a bit stuffy. Beautiful head and ears well set. Strong jaw.
Pronounced breast bone with depression on either side. Well angulated
shoulder and elbows tight. Well ribbed up, but would have liked more
daylight under body. Strong loin, croup long, and tail set on nicely.
Excellent feet with strong pasterns. Lacked a certain a vivacity going
around the ring. BVB & BVIB