CRUFTS  2023


Judge: Mr Frank Kane

BEST OF BREED : WOOD Ch Wildstar Wrobinson
Dog CC : WOOD Ch Wildstar Wrobinson
Res Dog CC : WOODVINE-SHONE Hanishan Fire Cracker
Bitch CC : MASON Tolberg Beez Kneez at Teckeltown
Res Bitch CC : WHITFIELD-ROBERTS Ch Dandydayo Kiss the Girl
Best Puppy : NORTON Halunke Tzarina

Best Veteran : KERSLAKE Devonwood Steps in Time


Veteran Dog (2 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: PITFIELD Luna Caprese D'oroed'argento of Follyfield (Imp Ita)
2nd: HALL & OSBORNE Dinkidax Midnite Charmer

Minor Puppy Dog (4 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: MITCHELL Bronia Maverick
2nd: MAYSON & NICHOLS Charpurdy's The Baron
3rd: HALL & BORSUK Cliffmere Rustler

Puppy Dog (5 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: BROWN Garbosa I'm A Dandy
2nd: BOYLE Zarcrest Black Off
3rd: NORTON Halunke Ztarman

Res: MCCARTHY Nagshall Dyce The Ice

Junior Dog (7 Entries) Abs: 2
1st: WOOD Wildstar Washington
2nd: POOLE Findowrie The Fusileer
3rd: MCCARTHY Nagshall Dyce The Ice
Res: RICHARDS Dwtidachs Dancing Solo

VHC: MCSORLEY Barlaine Midnight Charmer


Yearling Dog (6 Entries) Abs: 3
1st: MCCARTHY Nagshall the Odd Reason JW
2nd: GEESON Abydachs Alpha Centauri
3rd: MACKENZIE Abydachs Alpha Bootis

Post Graduate Dog (13 Entries) Abs: 2
1st: WALLACE Ralines Just Jiles
2nd: LATHAM-JACKSON Hanishan Neapolitan Urishay

3rd: PITFIELD Follyfield Fortissimo

Res: YATES Lyndarlea Just Brian of Irisdax

VHC: MACMICHAEL Cheniesvilla Prince Casper

Limit Dog (12 Entries) Abs: 5
1st: GROSE Belvydach Proper Job
2nd: POOLE Findowrie Mister McKye
3rd: DALY Smartdac Russian Roulette

Res: YATES Lyndarlea Just Brian of Irisdax

VHC: PRETTY Lyndarlea Bracken Boy at Jaxrubydax

Open Dog (15 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: WOOD Ch Wildstar Wrobinson
2nd: WOODVINE-SHONE Hanishan Fire Cracker
3rd: BOYLE Ch/Ir Ch Zarcrest See in Red

Res: DIEPEVEEN H/Alb Ch Rusty Jim D'harcourt

VHC: MEE Barlaine Just William

Veteran Dog NO ENTRIES

Good Citizen Dog Scheme Dog (1 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: CROW Drymoor Friars Luxury Among Martinks

Veteran Bitch (6 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: KERSLAKE Devonwood Steps in Time
2nd: MEE Barlaine's Red Splendour

3rd: WESTON & JOHNSON Ecotyne Firewitch

Res: MURPHY Classidax Liberty Belle

VHC: HOLTOM Ralines Cameo At Rivandell


Minor Puppy Bitch (2 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: MITCHELL Bronia Chaka Khan
2nd: HOLTOM Rivandell Osha

Puppy Bitch (6 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: NORTON Halunke Tzarina
2nd: MCCARTHY Nagshall I'm So Dizzy

3rd: SHUTT Donnadoon Oh My Diana

Res: MCGAVIGAN & PETTIGREW Pettigans Black Pearl

VHC: HAM Ciselsig Cherry Valentine

Junior Bitch (14 Entries) Abs: 4
1st: MITCHELL Bronia Day Dreamer
2nd: MCCARTHY Nagshall I'm So Dizzy
3rd: DUNHILL & KNIGHT Calgreg Glory at Gellijams
Res: TAVERNER Brackenfire My Honey Bee

VHC: STEPHANI & FLETCHER Walnutfarm Demelza


Yearling Bitch (13 Entries) Abs: 4
1st: POOLE Findowrie Jessica Rose
2nd: BUTLER Ch Minard Out of the Darque from Drymoor JW
3rd: MCCARTHY Nagshall Mystic Oddesey
Res: BROWN Devoncream Ice Mimosa

VHC: TAVERNER Brackenfire My Honey Bee

Post Graduate Bitch (17 Entries) Abs: 4
1st: WILLIAMSON Wildstar Wrobina at Barkroyal
2nd: PHILLIPS Summerview Holly Would
3rd: COX Cheritondax Chardonnay JW
Res: SIGGEE Ensigynes Glaciarium
VHC: WESTAWAY Abbillis Maleficent at Treranch

Limit Bitch (16 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: DRADY Tolberg Cream Surprise at Indiko
2nd: WOOD Wildstar Wrolanda
3rd: MASON Crownlake's Queen Bee JW
Res: COX Dolyharp Sweet Harmony
VHC:BELL Tolberg Cream Delight

Open Bitch (17 Entries) Abs: 2
1st: MASON Tolberg Beez Kneez at Teckeltown 
2nd: WHITFIELD-ROBERTS Ch Dandydayo Kiss the Girl
3rd: GOODARD Ch Minard Darque Angel
Res: WOOD Wildstar Wrivera
VHC: BEDFORD Dinkidudlor Malizy Yaisa

Good Citizen Dog Scheme Bitch (1 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: MASON Tolberg Beez Kneez at Teckeltown 


Thank you for the numerically strong entry. It is always a privilege to have exhibitors’ dogs entered for my opinion. However, I am going to find this critique as difficult to write as it was to judge the dogs on the day. I have judged the variety over a number of years at Championship shows and never had a problem in finding quality dogs and nothing much to to criticise within the variety other than a few dogs who needed to carry more body condition. But today was difficult and the first thing I would state is that I was sorry that weighing was not an option at Crufts. I know this flies in the face of many opinions who say that weight limit invites welfare issues with people keeping dogs too light in condition for that reason. My personal belief is that those would be in a great minority and the benefit of weighing is to keep keeps the winners somewhere near the limits of the breed standard - which is what dedicated breeders have aimed for. For a non-specialist, to judge without weighing is more difficult than for those with specialist experience and if the breed has set a measure, then we should try to keep it by some means or scrap it completely. I know I placed some dogs I thought were too heavy and large because they scored in construction and soundness which must be galling to those who have dogs of the correct size. So that’s one apology. I do not like to be ultra critical of dogs shown under me but I would make one general observation in that I feel that the quality in the variety has declined since I last judged them. Forehand assembly, narrow fronts and short sternums and lack of rib were frequent failings in this entry. I struggled with the varieties in type – some too low to ground, some upright in shoulder giving more ground clearance. Some nervous temperaments and some where the handlers could have helped their dogs with better presentation and handling. I was not happy with the variety or with my own judging as I felt compromised in many decisions, I have always enjoyed judging the variety but I struggled with this entry. Thanks to my stewards Sue France and Briony Rochester 
VD (4, 2) 1 Pitfield Luna Caprese D’oroed’Argento of Follyfield 8-year-old dapple of good proportions and scored here in his ground clearance. Good head type. His front assembly could be better. Carried himself well. 2 O Hall & Osborne Dinkidax Midnite Charmer I loved him for size and topline and a quality head. At 8 years old he has deepened and I felt his ground clearance and front actions could have been better. 
MPD (4, 1) 1 Mitchell Bronia Maverick I thought him a comfortable winner here for his construction at both ends and good forechest. Good bone and feet. Quality head. Excellent presentation. I would prefer him a little higher on the leg and hope this will come. 2 Mayson & Nichols Charpurdy’s The Baron 8 months old I liked for his ground clearance and carrying well ribbed and good quarters. At the moment he is narrow in front and needs to develop in forechest. 3 Hall & Hall & Borsuk Cliffmere Rustler 
PD (5, 1) 1 Brown Garbosa I’m A Dandy chocolate and tan of good proportions and he is well constructed at both ends. He is well ribbed back but at the moment soft in topline. I would prefer him a little more refined in head. Scored here in front assembly and front action. BPD 2 Boyle Zarcrest Black Off 10 months and looked outstanding for presentation in gleaming condition. Scored in his beautiful head and eye Full of type but att the moment his front is marrow and his front action disappointing. 3 Norton Halunke Ztarman 
JD (7, 2) 1 Wood Wildstar Washington 13 months red stood out here for his construction and movement, showing his rear pads as he went away. Quality head and good eye. Good neck and front angulation but can fill out a little in front but his movement carriage and drive were super. Needs a touch more confidence but a good prospect and presented in great form, seen in all exhibits from this kennel. 2 Poole Findowrie The Fusilier black and tan of 15 months. Has type and quality. Low to ground. Can fill out a little in rib cage. Masculine head. Used his quarters well and won this place on topline and carriage. 3 McCarthy Nagshall Dyce The Ice 
YD (6, 3) 1 McCarthy Nagshall The Odd Reason JW 21 months red stood out for quality and type and size. I liked his head and eye and he moves well. Needs to carry more body which would improve his topline. 2 Geeson Abydachs Alpha Centauri 19 months black and tan a little heavier in type but in lovely condition. His front assembly and front action couldn’t match the winner here. 3 Mackenzie Abydachs Alpha Bootis 
PGD (13, 2) Difficult class – too many nervous dogs who were unhappy to be handled. 1 Wallace Ralines Just Jiles 2-year-old red dog with a lot of quality and type, especially in head, ribbing and carriage. A little narrow in front and could have a touch more forechest but a good winner here, shown well. 2 Latham-Jackson Hanishan Neapolitan Urishay 22 months old of quality but he needs more schooling to be handled on the table and his handler could help him. Scored in front assembly and on the move pleased me. Head could be more refined. 3 Pitfield Follyfield Fortissimo 
LD (12, 5) Difficult class 1 Grose Belvydach Proper Job 2-year-old black and tan who needs a little more ground clearance but he won this class for his size, ribbing, bone and front assembly. He went with drive and good width in front and a happy temperament giving him good carriage. In lovely condition. 2 Poole Findowrie Mister Mckye 2-year-old shaded red who would have won the class had he gone with any confidence in his carriage. Good to go over on the table but with a different handler to move him he was not happy. His proportions and construction won him this place. 3 Daly Smartdac Russian Roulette 
OD (15, 1) 1 Wood Ch Wildstar Wrobinson JW 6-year-old red of lovely size, proportions and exemplary movement, with reach in front and good width throughout and shows his pads going away. Lovely type throughout – a dachshund in miniature. Presented to win DCC & BOB 2 Woodvine-Shone Hanishan Fire Cracker 4-year-old and very similar in type and proportions but not the upper arm of winner. However, he was a really good mover, with good carriage and good use of the hocks RDCC. 3 Boyle Ch/ir Ch Zarcrest See in Red 
GCDSD (1, 0) 1 Crow Drymoor Friars Luxury among Martinks 22 months black and tan from Post Grad class where he was not happy to be handled. Here he was more settled on the table and carried himself more confidently. A little heavy in type. 
VB (6, 1) 1 Kerslake Devonwood Steps in Time 7-year-old black and tan of good proportions and carried herself well to win this class. She has good ribbing and a good front assembly. Falls off a little too much in croup. BV 2 Mee Barlaine’s Red Splendour lovely red bitch of 9 years old full of quality with a lovely head and clean outline. My winner standing but not moving with much verve today. 3 Weston & Johnson Ecotyne Firewitch 
MPB (2, 0) 1 Mitchell Bronia Chaka Khan 8 months feminine, lovely headed bitch who is well assembled at both ends and scored in front assembly and forechest. However, she needs more ground clearance and can firm up in topline. 2 Holtom Rivandell Osha lovely bitch could have won this class on topline and carriage. She has a lovely topline and good ground clearance but on the day not as developed in chest as thd winner However, I think I was hard on her here and she should have a good future. 
PB (6, 1) 1 Norton Halunke Tzarina 10 months black and tan. Pleased me on the table for her assembly, ribbing and proportions and carried herself well. She had quality all through but her handler could do more to show off her virtues. BPIB 2 McCarthy Nagshall I’m So Dizzy lovely cream bitch who pressed hard. She is full of quality and had good ribs, carrying plenty of condition and moved well at both ends. However, she was a little soft in topline. When hardened up should do very well. 3 Shutt Donnadoon Oh My Diana 
JB (14, 4) Difficult class 1 Mitchell Bronia Day Dreamer 16 months she is well assembled and has a lot of quality in head and eye. Shown in excellent condition and scored in topline here. However, I would prefer more ground clearance. 2 Mccarthy Nagshall I’m So Dizzy repeat 3 Dunhill & Knight Calgreg Glory at Gellijam 
YB (13, 4) Good class with some quality bitches.1 Poole Findowrie Jessica Rose 19 months very well constructed bitch who could have a little more leg under her. However, I liked her front angulation and long upper arm which gave her the edge here in front action and length of stride 2 Butler Ch Minard Out of The Darque from Drymoor JW 22 months presented to look a picture in superb coat and condition. Lovely head and eye, well ribbed and has rear drive was excellent. I preferred the shoulder, front extension and head carriage of the winner. 3 Mccarthy Nagshall Mystic Oddysey 
PGB (17, 4) Even class with 7 I kept in 1 Williamson Wildstar Wrobina at Barkroyal 2-year-old of lovely type shown in excellent condition. Good forechest. A little short in sternum which shows in her underline but won this place on front. 2 Phillips Summerview Holly Would 2 year old who took my eye for her good use of the hocks and her driving rear and good carriage. Lovely head and eye. Winner scored in front assembly. 3 Cox Cheritondax Chardonnay JW 
LB (16, 1) A lovely class 1 Drady Tolberg Cream Surprise at Indiko beautiful cream bitch who was not in her best coat but I liked her enormously for her outline and carriage. She is maximum length for my interpretation but is well ribbed back. Beautify head. She moved very well to win this good class. With coat can go further. 2 Wood Wildstar Wrolanda shown in superb condition and is good for proportions, ribbing, carriage and topline. Feminine head, good eye shape. I preferred front assembly and front action of the winner. 3 Mason Crownlake’s Queen Bee JW 
OB (17, 2) Another good class for depth of quality 1 Mason Tolberg Beez Kneez at Teckeltown what a showgirl with great carriage and movement. Feminine but with sufficient bone, well ribbed and soundly assembled throughout. In lovely coat and firm body. Scoring in her front reach and carriage to win this class and her CC- her second. Full of character delighted to give her the CC and hope she doesn’t wait too long for her title. 2 Whitfield-Roberts Ch Dandydayo Kiss The Girl very good bitch a shade stronger than the winner in head but was put together and good to handle on the table. Went well but couldn’t match the carriage or front extension of the winner. RBCC 3 Goddard Ch Minard Darque Angel GCDSB (1, 0) 1 Mason Tolberg Beez Kneez at Teckeltown repeat 
Frank Kane (Hirontower)