Judge: Zena Thorn-Andrews (Drakesleat)

BEST OF BREED : GODDARD Westwillow A Touch of Magic at Minard
Dog CC : WOODS Ch Wildstar Wrobinson
Res Dog CC : LARKIN Larkhund Rocketman

Best Puppy Dog: WESTON & JOHNSON Dolyharp Don Ottavio with Ecotyne

Bitch CC : GODDARD Westwillow A Touch of Magic at Minard
Res Bitch CC : MCCARTHY Nagshall I'm So Dizzy

Best Puppy Bitch : ROTHCHILD Rothmia's Born to Shine

Best Puppy : ROTHCHILD Rothmia's Born to Shine

Best Veteran: GODDARD Westwillow A Touch of Magic at Minard


Minor Puppy Dog (3,1)
1st: WESTON & JOHNSON Dolyharp Don Ottavio with Ecotyne

2nd: STEVENS Dolyharp Amadeus at Sidburyhill

Puppy Dog (3)
1st: NORTON Halunke Chance Encounter

2nd: GORDON Allerbach's Tiger Moth

Junior Dog (6)
1st: COX Dolyharp Fidelio

2nd: MITCHELL Ch Bronia Maverick

3rd: PHILLIPS Summerview Hello Hugo
Res: HALL & BORSUK Cliffmere Rustler

VHC: GORDON Allerbach's Tiger Moth


Novice Dog - NO ENTRIES


Post Graduate Dog (4,1)
1st: MCCARTHY Nagshall Dyce the Ice

2nd: MAYSON & NICHOLS Charpurdy's The Viscount

3rd: MCSORLEY Barlaine Midnight Charmer

Limit Dog (5)
1st: LARKIN Larkhund Rocketman

2nd: POOLE Findowrie Mister McKye

3rd: DRADY Tolberg Black Adder at Indiko
Res: MCCARTHY Nagshall The Odd Reason JW

VHC: WALLACE Ralines Just Jiles


Open Dog (9,4)
1st: WOOD Ch Wildstar Wrobinson

2nd: WESTON & JOHNSON Ecotyne Devil's Advocate

3rd:  MCCARTHY Nagshall Dutch Odyssey

Res: HALL Cliffmere Woodman


Veteran Dog (1)
1st: WOOD Ch Wildstar Wrobinson


Minor Puppy Bitch (5,1)
1st: ROTHCHILD Rothmia's Born to Shine

2nd: MCCARTHY Nagshall Di Maria

3rd: CLARKE Hilmar Bilberry Breeze

Res: GUNTER Darwindax Bobby Jean


Puppy Bitch (3,1)
1st: MCCARTHY Nagshall The Odd Excuse

2nd: WESTON & JOHNSON Ecotyne Witch on a Broom

Junior Bitch (6)
1st: MITCHELL Bronia Chaka Khan

2nd: MCCARTHY Nagshall The Odd Excuse

3rd: SMALL Kenzduo Monday Mojito at Devondax

Res: DALTON Zilcan Creme Caramel at Llansansior

VHC: HOLTOM Rivandell Osha


Novice Bitch (2,1)
1st: WESTON & JOHNSON Ecotyne Witch on a Broom


Post Graduate Bitch (9,1)
1st: SHUTT Donnadoon Oh My Diana
2nd: LARKIN Darsoms Zparkle

3rd: STEVENS Urishay Ambrosia by Sidburyhill

Res: TAVERNER Brackenfire My Honey Bee

VHC: POOLE Findowrie Jessica Rose

Limit Bitch (12,5)
1st: LARKIN Larkhund All that Jazz
2nd: LOCKETT-WALTERS Ralines Lemontini
3rd: WORSWICK Dolyharp Sonatina

Res: MCCARTHY Nagshall Mystic Oddysey

VHC: LARDEN Bronia Red Ruby

Open Bitch (10,5)
1st: MCCARTHY Nagshall I'm So Dizzy
2nd: MASON Ch Tolberg Beez Kneez at Teckeltown

3rd: DARE Darsoms Zynala

Res: CAREY Honeysuckle Scent to Me Via Debbiejay JW

VHC: COX Dolyharp Sweet Harmony


Veteran Bitch (3,1)
1st: GODDARD Westwillow A Touch of Magic at Minard

2nd: WESTON & JOHNSON Ecotyne Fire Witch



I haven’t judged Min Longs for a number of years so was very interested to see how the breed was progressing. Sadly the front problems are still with us, with hair hiding a lot of faulty construction. Temperaments were largely lovely, and heads good with sparkling eyes, enough length and strength of muzzles, and nearly every exhibit had a good strong set of teeth. A lot of creams and light reds with fairly weak pigmentation, just one choc/tan and one brindle present, who happened to end up best of breed. I did admire Alan Sharman’s beautiful Dachs and lovely brindles in past years.
Minor Puppy Dog (3)
1st WESTON & JOHNSONs Dolyharp Don Ottavio with Ecotyne B dog puppy. Two here from a famous prefix, always a pleasure to judge a Dolyharp. Chubby boy which is allowed at 6 mths! Sound too & fro, keeping his topline in profile. Lovely head, good bone and feet, Needs a touch more length of neck. Promising. Brother to second.
2nd STEVENS Dolyharp Amadeus at Sidburyhill Elegant and rangy, needs time to fill out. Great temperament, & is a cheeky boy, just running up behind at the moment, which they can do as baby puppies. Also should make up well.
Puppy Dog (3)
1st NORTONs Halunke Chance Encounter Over 12lbs on the day and in need of a diet as he was quite fat. Taking this into consideration I still preferred him to second. Held his backline well, Pleasing length and strength of head, maybe a touch elbowy in front, Good behind, Shoulders set fairly well back. Excellent on the move.
2nd GORDONs Allerbach's Tiger Moth Absolutely gorgeous head, eyes and expression. He needs a better lay of shoulder and more length of neck. Good pigment. Well ribbed up, true up and back.
Junior Dog (6)
1st COXs Dolyharp Fidelio Nice class, winner the best to go over, but still looks a junior and needs finish. Good outline, tight elbows, Pleasing head and expression. Topline steady, and he has a powerful driving rear, with good width across the quarters.
2nd MITCHELLs Ch Bronia Maverick In super coat and condition, Nice outline, he is a little elbowy, and can come up on his feet a bit more. Excellent body and hind end. Well muscled which I appreciate. Moved true.
3rd PHILLIPS Summerview Hello Hugo
Post Graduate Dog (4)
1st McCARTHYs Nagshall Dyce the Ice Shoulder blades set up his neck instead of at the withers, and he could do with stronger pigment, otherwise a nice dog, good in head, firm jaws, good backline, and sweeping nicely into strong rear end. Moved with some style too. Brother to R CC bitch I see.
2nd MAYSON & NICHOLS Charpurdy's The Viscount Deep red, also attractive head and eyes, reasonable front, nicely coupled, & not overlong, fair mover. Could be a little more forthcoming showing.
3rd McSORLEYs Barlaine Midnight Charmer
Limit Dog (5)
1st LARKINs Larkhund Rocketman R CC A good class, winner stood right away from the others for type and that touch of quality. Super to go over, for front and shoulder set, correct length to height ratio, maybe verging on FCI proportions. Smart and sound and in lovely nick. A difficult dog to get past, in the ring.
2nd POOLEs Findowrie Mister McKye Sound “all male”, front well under, keeps his topline moving and standing, and has the correct slight rise over the loin. he was inclined to cut corners and not move in a straight line. Dachs do tend to out think their owners! Admired his head and expression. A super boy all round.
3rd DRADYs Tolberg Black Adder at Indiko
Open Dog (9)
1st WOODs Ch Wildstar Wrobinson CC Satisfying to go over and has a well made body, correct ribbing, short loin, good construction both ends, and moved to match his build. Difficult to believe he was just into veteran too! In super coat, and really at one with his handler moving.
2nd WESTON & JOHNSONs Ecotyne Devil's Advocate Not an eye catcher on first move, but he is so nice to go over, excellent front, well bodied, good oval ribbing where many were slab-sided. Nice behind, and a true sound mover.
3rd McCARTHYs Nagshall Dutch Odyssey
Veteran Dog (1)
1st WOOD Ch Wildstar Wrobinson
Minor Puppy Bitch (5)
1st ROTHCHILDs Rothmia's Born to Shine B Puppy Two nice babies one and two. 1st holding her topline beautifully for 7 mths old. Pleasing conformation, obviously raw still, but very promising, striding out well all round. Owner should have some fun with her when a little older.
2nd McCARTHYs Nagshall Di Maria Lovely head also, OK in front & body, goes correctly up and down just running up in topline at present, as they can do at this age.
3rd CLARKEs Hilmar Bilberry Breeze
Puppy Bitch (3)
1st McCARTHYs Nagshall The Odd Excuse Lovely youngster, striking outline moving. Quality head high set ears, OK in front, and well bodied up for a 10 mth old. Maybe a smidgen more hind angulation would improve. Impressive moving.
2nd WESTON & JOHNSONs Ecotyne Witch on a Broom A good solid bitch pup. Maybe a little short in foreface, and she cuts up in ribbing underneath. Deep chest, excellent pigment. Moving out with a good stride.
Junior Bitch (6)
1st MITCHELLs Bronia Chaka Khan Pleased to have some good dachshunds here, Juniors are the future of the breed. The winner was flowing easily around the ring, & of pleasing type and quality to go over. Front well under her, excellent body coming along, perfect topline, and pretty good behind too. A nice prospect. sister to 2nd Jun. dog
2nd McCARTHYs Nagshall The Odd Excuse
3rd SMALLs Kenzduo Monday Mojito at Devondax
Novice Bitch (2)
1st E Witch on a Broom
Post Graduate Bitch (9)
1st SHUTTs Donnadoon Oh My Diana Sweet, small Choc/tan, with super pigment. Elegant outline, keeping a level backline, and was sound behind. She does move too close coming towards, but I feel this should strengthen and widen as she muscles up. I liked her a lot.
2nd LARKINs Darsoms Zparkle Super quarters and steady topline, strides out well in profile. Strong body, but shoulder blades set too far up her neck, lovely temperament. In good coat too. Half sister to R CC dog
3rd STEVENS Urishay Ambrosia by Sidburyhill
Limit Bitch (12)
1st LARKINs Larkhund All that Jazz Satisfying front with tight elbows going over her. Lovely head, eyes & expression, and had high set ears. Excellent body and backline correct. I felt she needed a touch more rear angulation. In lovely nick. Quality bitch. Sister to R CC dog
2nd LOCKETT-WALTERS Ralines Lemontini Very pretty, but eyes a bit wild, and she wasn’t behaving on the table. She showed Ok on the floor. Nice to go over when she did stand! Sound, free and active mover, with excellent bone and tidy, big feet.
3rd WORSWICKs Dolyharp Sonatina
Open Bitch (10)
1st McCARTHYs Nagshall I'm So Dizzy JW R CC Lovely class and gave me a headache to split them. Winner held herself together the best in the end. Pleasing type and good quality. Neat in front, with a very correct topline. Moved truly. Should make up quite easily I thought.
2nd MASONs Ch Tolberg Beez Kneez at Teckeltown Well put together, not overlong in back, and very well handled. She did tend to cut the corners and shorten the ring with handler going round correctly but her charge was saving time and energy! I did forgive this as her temperament was cheery, and she is very sound on the move
3rd DAREs Ch Darsoms Zynala loved her on the floor but she was sadly unsettled on the table today.
Veteran Bitch (3)
1st GODDARDs Westwillow A Touch of Magic at Minard CC BOB B Veteran Last class of the day and it turned up my CC and BOB winner! This brindle is really satisfying to go over with an excellent front, deep chest, neat elbows, very correct topline, and not overlong in back. Absolutely sound moving both ways and a good length of stride in profile, which was not that easy to show in a fairly restricted ring. Excellent body condition, although she pleaded starvation when I gave her a piece of her sausage for winning veteran!
2nd WESTON & JOHNSONs Ecotyne Fire Witch Another delightful older girl, also waiting for her sausage with anticipation, and took it so gently! A 9 yr old, sweet head and expression. Elegant neck line. Keeps her topline moving although she was cutting corners going round, as she had done this all before, and was out thinking her handler.
Judge Zena Thorn Andrews