City of Birmingham 2012
Dachshund (Miniature Wire Haired)
Judge: Mr Albert Wight
MPD (2,1) 1 Howell's
Fallowmill In The Doghouse, just 7 months old with a pleasing headpiece, good
reach of neck, topline is level and he uses himself so well in profile action.
Understandably he is very raw and needs to fill out his frame but the overall
picture is fine.
PD (4) 1 & BP & Res CC Blackburn's Stargang Crusoe, what a beautifully headed dog this is. Length, strength, beautiful eyes and ears and what a reach of neck into well laid shoulders. His outline must draw the eye, his jacket was expertly prepared and he is so sound moving with such energy and purpose. Cast iron temperament and so outgoing as he circled the ring. 2 Whitehouse's Alshtadt Kinder Surprise, just over the 6 months but I found he had a certain appeal. His head has a gentle arch to the skull, there is no discernible stop and muzzle has length with a good chin and tight lip line. He has just about enough length of neck, is very well ribbed, nicely weighted bone and such good feet. Shown in good coat he was so assured on the move that he earned the blue card despite his youth. 3 Lewis' Trixhund Beluga.
PGD (3,1) 1 Adams' Angelholm's Figaro, pleasing head shape with very good eyes and expression. He could do with a little more length of neck and a more defined breast bone. Backline firm and level, slight loin rise, sufficient bend of stifle and his side action was balanced and even striding. 2 Ward-Blower's Whitewebbs Painted Black By Willowmist, this light red was very much out of coat. Pleasing head, underline cuts up too quickly and I would like him to have more hind angulation. His head is well balanced, the ears correct and he is a good size and weight.
LD (5,1) 1 Phillips' Curtisey Booghy Woogy JW, appealed for his size and length/height proportions. His head handles very well, the ears are good and his expression is really good. Just about enough spring of rib, firm level backline and sadly not in his best jacket. Side action is easy stepping but he is moving close behind. 2 Horswell's Drakesleat Noddy Doff, not a happy bunny with the indoor sounds and his self belief almost vanished. Was tense on the table and when moving he exaggerated his hock action. A shame as gave glimpses when standing of having a shapely outline. I would like more bend of stifle and his front action was difficult to assess. 3 A. Figaro.
OD (4) 1, CC & BOB Blackburn-Bennett's Ch Stargang Malachite, what a stunning example of the breed. Shapely outline, excellent angles both ends, great neck and backline, in super coat and he motors around the ring with a fluency not too often seen in the breed ring. His head is a joy, oozes quality and his expression is so lovely. Pleased to hear he was short listed in a very strong Group. 2 Punter's Ch Welcumen Jeremy, this worthy Ch appealed on the stack as he is very balanced and shapely with and excellent reach of neck and backline. His croup is good. The tail well set and carried and I liked hid turn if stifle to firm hocks. In good coat he still looked good circling the ring, but he was throwing his front about coming towards me in the challenge for the RCC. 3 Thorn-Andrews Drakesleat Ottoff The Press.
Good Cit D (1) 1 A. Figaro.
VB (1) 1 Neate's Custard Cream at Beaucat, despite carrying a shade too much weight, this light red has the most appealing expression from such beautiful eyes. Her head planes are OK, bit short in neck, very well ribbed and her side action was quite fluent and effective.
MPB (3,2) 1 & Res CC Daykin's Barratini Hit Gossip, a really smart little bitch which instantly appealed though I never thought she would end up as my RCC winner. She is so beautifully constructed, her angulations are correct, so well ribbed and bodied with a level back and that fraction rise over the loin. Her head I loved, it just oozes breed charm from such dark eyes and terrific ears which caress her face so well. In wonderful coat, she moved out soundly with a really good front and whilst others faltered she just got better as the day went on. I wish her well.
PB (5,1) A very mixed class indeed. 1 Chugg's Templestow Snoozelose, despite being sadly between coats I liked her the more I looked at the line up. Her head is so good, the eyes and expression draw the eye, she is well ribbed, and muscled, steady as a rock in temperament and she has a very good breast bone line. She circles the ring very easily and keeps her shape so well. 2 Hunt's Earthseas Dark Sorcery, so impressive in shape as she uses that long neck to advantage and her head shape and expression appealed. Well ribbed and in good body shape. She needs to tighten in hock when in stance and although her side action was pleasing, her front is a little loose when fore viewed. 3 Pain's Trixhund Tattieannie Ravensbeech.
JB (2) 1 Blackburn-Bennett's Stargang Czarina, another top class exhibit from this affix. Super head, eyes ears and expression. Such a reach of neck and very well bodied, Real oval thorax, well boned legs and so good in profile action. Must have a bright future. 2 Russell's Russtack Magdalina. I really liked this bitch for her head properties, especially her eyes and expression. Nice neck, level back and well muscled hindquarters. Underline cuts up a bit too quickly for me and I would like her to be that trifle shorter in loin. That apart she moves out so well showing good drive and her coat condition was a credit.
PGB (12,3) 1 Howell's Fallowmill On the Button JW, what a delightfully feminine headed package this is. Super neck, withers well defined and upper arm of good length & a sufficient forechest. Fairly tight elbows and here she moved out with verve and drive. In the challenge she seemed less enthusiastic to maintain that drive. 2 Poxon's Kapodach Cup Cake. I liked her head length, the beautiful eyes and beautiful ear carriage. Outline is a delight, good neck, body shape draws the eye and then she disappointed me when moving, stepping noticeably short in profile which told against her. 3 Walker's Deepdax In The Red at Roselle.
LB (10,1) 1 Thorn-Andrews' Drakesleat Ott Favourite, nice for size and shape, pleasing head, excellent spring off rib, enough bend of stifle and does have an excellent shoulder and fore assembly. Another somewhat unsettled in the hall - it was noisy!) and in the challenge she did not go as well as she had here. 2 Jones' Rimini Rhapsody in Blue, sweet headed little package with a delightful expression from dark but fully alive eyes. In excellent coat she is a very good shape, was is good body and is such a responsive show girl. 3 Russell's Russtack Perchance to Dream.
OB (4) 1 & CC Marston-Teal's Lordscairnie Love Life, a really well constructed bitch with no exaggeration but balanced angles both ends, a well ribbed body, correct underline, ample weight in bone and such good legs and feet. In really harsh coat, she never put a foot wrong on the move where she showed a light, powerful stride. Her head has really good length, the muzzle strong and her ears are so well placed. Her eyes are obliquely set and are such a good colour and bright in expression. Delighted to learn that this win gives her a very deserved crown. 2 Thorn-Andrews' Drakesleat Trix of the Trade. I did admire her shape in stance as she does have a reachy neck, her ribs are well sprung and her underline good. Pleasing head, expression a little worried and she clearly was distracted by the noises coming from the benches - metal cages crashing etc etc. Doubtless will have better days outdoors. I did call her back to challenge for the RCC but she just was not interested in trying. 3 Feetham' Kimbleholme Solitaire.