Dachshund (Miniature Wire Haired)
Judge: Mrs S Seath
BEST OF BREED : 7369 THORN ANDREWS Mrs Z Ch Drakesleat Win Alot
Dog CC : 7369 THORN ANDREWS Mrs Z Ch Drakesleat Win Alot
Res Dog CC : 7339 BLACKBURN Mrs E P Stargang Crusoe
Bitch CC : 7355 MARSTON-TEAL Mrs S F Lordscairnie Love Life
Res Bitch CC : 7341 BLACKBURN-BENNETT Miss H Stargang Czarina
Best Puppy : 7339 BLACKBURN Mrs E P Stargang Crusoe
Best Veteran :
Best Breeder :
Class 1910 MPD (2 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 7339 BLACKBURN Mrs E P Stargang Crusoe
2nd: 7348 HOOPER Mrs M Starhill Sir Lancelot
Class 1911 PD (1 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 7372 TYLER Mr & Mrs A A Pellismer Gives the Nod to Aspera
Class 1912 JD (4 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 7368 THORN ANDREWS Mrs Z Drakesleat Neil's On Wheels
2nd: 7338 BILLINGHURST Mr J W & Mrs L Jiljac Tsar Very Much
3rd: 7361 PRESNAIL Mr D & Mrs J Taree Selwyn
Res: 7357 NEATE Mr P H & Mrs L G Beaucat Chedda George
Class 1913 ND NO ENTRIES
Class 1914 PGD (2 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 7335 ADAMS Mrs M Angelholm's Figaro
2nd: 7362 PUCKETT Mr S & Mrs J Foxearth Free As A Bird
Class 1915 LD (3 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 7360 PHILLIPS Mrs I Curtisey Boogy Woogy JW
2nd: 7349 HORSWELL Mr J Drakesleat Noddy Doff
3rd: 7367 STEPHENSON Miss J Molloney Oh Oh Seven Von Wistex
Class 1916 OD (3 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 7369 THORN ANDREWS Mrs Z Ch Drakesleat Win Alot
2nd: 7363 PUNTER Mrs M J P Ch Welcumen Jeremy
3rd: 7350 HOWELLS Mrs J Ch Fallowmill Back And Fetch JW Sh.CM
Class 1917 MPB (4 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: 7340 BLACKBURN Mrs E P Banburg Black Opal
2nd: 7345 GALEN-BISPING Mr & Mrs K AND S Jaybiem Matta Of Zize
3rd: 7347 GARRITY Mrs J Stargang Apple Crumble
Class 1918 PB (1 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 7365 STEPHENSON Mrs A Bothlyn Indigo Blue At Wistex
Class 1919 JB (6 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 7341 BLACKBURN-BENNETT Miss H Stargang Czarina
2nd: 7351 HOWELLS Mrs J Fallowmill On The Button
3rd: 7344 FRY Miss C Trixhund Xhibitionist Of Bedeslea
Res: 7364 REES Mr K & JONES Mrs K Hanishan Eau Symfonique at Kierpark
VHC: 7342 BLAIR Mr C J Stargang Diamond Chip To Twinhoe
Class 1920 NB (1 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 7359 ORAM Mr D J & Mrs C M Fallowmill On The Spot at Rosswell
Class 1921 PGB (6 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: 7355 MARSTON-TEAL Mrs S F Lordscairnie Love Life
2nd: 7359 ORAM Mr D J & Mrs C M Fallowmill On The Spot at Rosswell
3rd: 7336 ADAMS Mrs M Angelholm Aida
Res: 7358 NEATE Mr P H & Mrs L G Beaucat Wire Of The Wisp
VHC: 7366 STEPHENSON Mrs A Berryrudd Mrs Pepperpot At Wistex
Class 1922 LB (2 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 7370 THORN ANDREWS Mrs Z Drakesleat Trix Of The Trade
2nd: 7352 KAY Mrs J & Miss J Kaytian Lady Guinevere
Class 1923 OB (4 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 7371 THORN ANDREWS Mrs Z Drakesleat Ott Favourite
2nd: 7356 MARSTON-TEAL Mrs S F Lordscairnie Love of My Life
3rd: 7337 BECKETT Mr & Mrs J Kapodach Lovin It
Res: 7354 LANCASTER, Mrs G & MILLER Mrs D Drakesleat Stone Me With Pellismer
I found quite a diversity of type, but most exhibits met the
breed standard length to height ratio, and had sufficient ground clearance to
enable them to move. Having different types in the breed can be a plus point
when it comes to breeding, if owners can cooperate and appreciate the qualities
in the various lines available. I had two major concerns. Firstly, front
construction needs improvement as I found a significant proportion with
straightish shoulders and very short upper arms, resulting in close front
movement. This fault was so evident, that I had to disregard it in order to
reward other qualities. My second major concern is poor temperament. The breed
standard states 'courageous to the point of rashness' and 'good tempered'. A
worrying amount of exhibits were showing signs of nervousness and I had a
couple that I couldn't manage to handle properly on the table examination, they
were so scared. This fault I penalised heavily, and hopefully this will explain
why some otherwise good quality dogs went down the line.
MPD (2) 1 Blackburn's Stargang Crusoe. Quality dark brindle with eye-catching outline. Excels in perfect coat texture, including correct harsh leg hair. Masculine head with alert expression, reachy neck flowing into well placed shoulders. Lovely forechest, spring of rib and overall body shape and well angulated hindquarters. Very stylish on the move and kept his shape at all times, having an easy, ground-covering stride. Well boned with good substance throughout. Interested to see he is out of the bitch I gave Best of Breed to last time I judged Min Wires. Still a baby, but impressed me enough to award him Reserve CC and Best Puppy In Breed. 2 Hooper's Starhill Sir Lancelot. Softer coated dark brindle. Promising youngster with all the essentials. Good topline, held well in profile movement and very pleasing head and expression. Just needs a little more experience under his belt to make the best of himself.
PD (1) 1 Tyler's Pellismer Gives The Nod To Aspera. Dark brindle with pleasing head and expression and overall breed type. Reasonable shoulder placement, but a little short in upper arm and turning his front feet out a shade. Has a bit too much of an arch in his topline, due to incorrectly constructed hindquarters. Upper thigh and back pasterns are slightly too long, thus causing the topline to rise at the rear.
JD (4) 1 Thorn-Andrews' Drakesleat Neil's On Wheels. Compact, well-balanced dark brindle with correct length to height proportions and eye-catching outline. Well angulated in both fore and hindquarters, and pleasing overall body shape and topline. Moved out freely and kept his outline the best in this class. Accurate up and back movement. Showing much promise for the future. 2 Billinghurst's Jiljac Tsar Very Much. Well constructed, quality dark brindle of similar type to 1st, but slightly longer in body. Appealing head and expression, good body shape and topline which he held well in profile movement. Just moving a little close in front and behind during up and back movement. 3 Presnail's Taree Selwyn.
PGD (2) 1 Adams' Angelholm's Figaro. Light brindle with correct length to height proportions and good ground clearance. Moderately angulated in front and behind. Steady mover, who held his shape in profile and covered the ground well with a free stride. Kept a level topline at all times. 2 Puckett's Foxearth Free As A Bird. Dark brindle who was significantly over the desired maximum weight and also very uncoordinated in hind movement, missing a beat every couple of strides.
LD (3) 1 Phillips' Curtisey Boogy Woogy JW. Workmanlike dark brindle with wonderful harsh coat texture. Very well constructed throughout, having a strong, masculine head, good reach of neck, well placed shoulders and level topline. Hindquarters balance forequarters, hence he keeps his shape well on the move. Strode out with a ground-covering action. Good, positive and fluid action up and back. Close up to my main winners. 2 Horswell's Drakesleat Noddy Doff. Light brindle with a softer coat in need of stripping out. Well constructed throughout with good forechest and overall body shape. Balanced angulation in front and rear quarters. A little bit too exuberant on the move at times as he was twisting his head round to look at the handler and spoiling his front movement. 3 Stephenson's Molloney Oh Oh Seven Von Wistex.
OD (3) 1 Thorn-Andrews' Ch. Drakesleat Win a lot. Eye-catching dark brindle who commands attention as he enters the ring. Wonderful outline with spot-on length to height ratio and good ground clearance. Free-stands to show off his qualities to advantage. Masculine head with alert, keen expression, carried proudly on a good reach of neck.Well placed shoulders, good topline and sweep of underline. Well angulated quarters complete the picture. Keeps his shape well in profile movement and accurate up and back action. Covers the ground with ease and style. CC and BOB. 2 Punter's Ch. Welcumen Jeremy. Have judged this dog before and am pleased to see he has become a Champion since then. Deserves his title as he is very well made throughout and this shows in his movement. Very sound and keeps his shape well in profile. Good textured, light brindle coat. Just not quite the animation on the move as the winner, but it was very hot by this stage and some dogs were more affected than others. 3 Howells' Ch. Fallowmill Back And Fetch JW Sh.CM.
MPB (4,1) The pups in this class were full of the joys of spring and took a while to settle to moving on the grass. Lovely to see such lively, exuberant babies with good temperaments. None were as forward in their development as the dog pups and all had retained baby canine teeth. 1 Blackburn's Bamburg Black Opal. This was the most 'together' pup in the class, having the best outline on the move in profile. Attractive, well-bodied and feminine light brindle with good substance throughout and lovely body shape with correct spring of rib. Once settled to the job in hand, moved with freedom and covered the ground easily. Well presented and sympathetically handled to get the best out of her. Best Bitch Puppy. 2 Galen-Bisping's Jaybiem Matta Of Zize. Soft-coated light brindle in need of a full strip out of the puppy coat. Needs a little more angulation at both ends, but showed well and kept a reasonable shape in profile. 3 Garrity's Stargang Apple Crumble.
PB (1) 1 Stephenson's Bothlyn Indigo Blue At Wistex. Moderately angulated brindle with lovely body shape, depth and spring of rib. Pleasing outline in stance and kept her shape well on the move. Just needs a little more confidence.
JB (6) Strong class with some high quality exhibits. 1 Blackburn-Bennett's Stargang Czarina. Beautiful red who catches the eye immediately with her shapely outline. Very satisfying to go over, having a feminine head and dark eye, lengthy neck, well placed shoulders and good forechest, overall body shape and spring of rib. Well angulated hindquarters complete the picture. Although her coat is reasonably harsh in texture it is ready to come out, as it is just a little profuse at the moment. Her quality of conformation enabled her to cover the ground with fluidity and a good length of stride. Just moved a little close in front, however. Shows much promise for the future. Reserve CC. 2 Howells' Fallowmill On The Button. A difficult decision between 1st and 2nd as this lovely bitch is of equal merit but of a different type, being more compact. Beautifully presented coat of harsh texture and handled to get the very best from her. Correct in all departments, having balanced angulation front and back and very good body shape, top and underline. Moved well at all times, and retained her shape well. These two will no doubt change places many times depending on each judge's personal preference for type. 3 Fry's Trixhund Xhibitionist Of Bedeslea.
NB (1) 1 Oram's Fallowmill On The Spot At Rosswell. Litter sister to 2nd in Junior and much of the same comments apply. Light brindle with feminine outlook and lovely harsh texture coat. Well balanced with good angulation and pleasing body shape. Level topline held on the move. Strode out freely with ease of action. Handler could make more of her I feel.
PGB (6,1) Two exhibits in this class were very nervous and wouldn't let me go over them satisfactorily. 1 Marston-Teal's Lordscairnie Love Life. Stunning light brindle on top form today. Immaculate outline both in stance and on the move, being so well constructed throughout and presented and handled to perfection. Not a hair out of place! Feminine head with pleasing expression, reachy neck flowing into correctly placed shoulders and good length of upper arm to match. This fore-quarter construction gave her correct forechest with good width of body and pleasing length and spring of rib with short loin. Well angulated hindquarters complete the picture. Her high class conformation enabled her to cover the ground with a fluid, effortless stride. No hesitation in awarding her the CC - her second I understand. Hope the third comes soon. 2 Oram's Fallowmill On The Spot At Rosswell. Up from 1st in Novice. 3 Adams' Angelholm Aida.
LB (2) Two bitches of completely contrasting type. 1 Thorn-Andrews' Drakesleat Trix Of The Trade. Compact, well-bodied light brindle with softer coat than 2nd. Well balanced, being not too long in body. Well placed shoulders, pleasing body shape and well angulated hindquarters. Fluid mover who held her shape well in profile action. Handler gets the very best from her. 2 Kay's Kaytian Lady Guinevere. Taller, rangier type of the total opposite end of the spectrum to 1st. Excels in harsh texture coat with correct leg hair. A little bit too much daylight underneath even for my taste, but covered the ground well and kept a level topline at all times.
OB (4) 1 Thorn-Andrews' Drakesleat Ott Favourite. Litter sister to 1st in Limit and very like her. Similar comments apply. Compact, balanced outline. Feminine head with a good reach of neck. Very well placed shoulders and good overall body shape, topline and sweep of underline. Well let down quarters with lovely angulation. Holds her shape at all times on the move and covers the ground with ease. 2 Marston-Teal's Lordscairnie Love Of My Life. Half-sister to CC winner, sharing the same sire. Again, very similar to her kennel-mate in outline and general balance. Preferred head of 1st. Well placed shoulders with good length of upper arm. Firm, level topline held on the move and good hind angulation too. Fluid action in profile and accurate up and back movement. Coat just a little soft. 3 Beckett's Kapodach Lovin It.