Northern Counties Dachshund Association Championship Show 2014

Dachshund (Miniature Wire Haired)

Judge: Mr G Dymock

BEST OF BREED : THORN ANDREWS Ch Drakesleat Scent Sybil
Dog CC : DUNN FULTON Bothlyn Brigadoon JW
Res Dog CC :  THORN ANDREWS Drakesleat If Looks Cud Kill
Bitch CC : THORN ANDREWS Ch Drakesleat Scent Sybil
Res Bitch CC :  DANCE Ch Emem Candy Sunshine
Best Puppy : THORN ANDREWS Drakesleat If Looks Cud Kill
Best Veteran : HILL & NIALL Drakesleat Material Girl at Kanstul

Veteran Dog or Bitch (1 Entry)
1st: HILL & NIALL Drakesleat Material Girl at Kanstul

Minor Puppy Dog (4 Entries)
1st: KENT Barratini Teddyboy at Lokmadi
2nd: BLACKBURN Stargang Russian Roulette
3rd: GRANT Barratini Ted Astaire at Granhoward

Puppy Dog (1 Entry)
1st: THORN ANDREWS Drakesleat If Looks Cud Kill

Junior Dog (1 Entry)
1st: ROSE Ridanflight Ricardo

Yearling Dog (1 Entry)
1st: Absent

Post Graduate Dog (1 Entry)
1st: DANCE Waldmeister Rova to You Emem

Limit Dog (2 Entries)
1st: DUNN Barratini Danz on to Ashridge
2nd: HAYWARD Foxearth Fiddler on the Roof

Open Dog (4 Entries)
1st: FULTON Bothlyn Brigadoon JW
2nd: THORN ANDREWS Ch Drakesleat Win Tin Tin 
3rd: PHILLIPS Ch Curtisey Boogy Woogy JW
Res: KUGOW & HOLT Waldmeister Samuel JW

Minor Puppy Bitch (5 Entries)
1st: MEREDITH Deepdax Perrie
2nd: KIRKWOOD Helydon Fabulous Freya
3rd: WALKER Roselle Irenee
Res: MORRIS Compania Scarlet Ribbon at Pennywave
VHC: BLACKBURN Stargang Compania Faberge

Puppy Bitch (6 Entries)  
1st: RUSSELL Russteck I Dreamed a Dream
2nd: ROSE Ridanflight Reflection
3rd: BAXTER Hotwire Star Struck
Res: DANCE Bimini Time to Travel to Emem

Junior Bitch (4 Entries)
1st: THORN ANDREWS Drakesleat Fingers Xrossed
2nd: RUSSELL Russteck I Dreamed a Dream
3rd: SELLEY Ubu Cracklin Rosie for Heleanne
Res: ROSE Ridanflight Remember Me

Yearling Bitch (4 Entries)
1st: PRICE Samlane Alexis
2nd: POXON Upto Mischief Diervilla via Kapodach
3rd: MORRIS Stargang Quintina at Pennywave

Post Graduate Bitch (6 Entries)
1st: KUGOW & HOLT Waldmeister Annie
2nd: BLACKBURN Banburg Black Opal at Stargang
3rd:  BAXTER Hotwire All Shook Up
Res: GRANT Hanishan Winningwaves at Granhoward
VHC: GARRITY Stargang Apple Crumble

Limit Bitch (5 Entries)
1st: POXON Kapodach Cup Cake
2nd: WALKER Deepdax in the Red at Roselle
3rd: SMITH Drakesleat Round n Round
Res: GRANT Granhoward Jessie
VHC: HAYWARD Foxearth Fatma Salkan

Open Bitch (2 Entries)  
1st: THORN ANDREWS Ch Drakesleat Scent Sybil
2nd: DANCE Ch Emem Candy Sunshine

Bitches outnumbered dogs by about three to one in this entry but my general impression was that the balance of quality was more in favour of the males. Quite a number of dogs & bitches looked lovely stacked up but failed to hold their shape on the move. I would like to think that I do not have a fetish for movement to the point that I cannot see the overall picture, but I must admit a decent length of stride in most hound breeds is very often the icing on the cake.

V (1) 1 Hill & Niall’s Drakesleat Material Girl at Kanstul, nine years b/t/brindle bitch, very good size & type, shown in good condition, head of good length, harsh jacket, stepped out well. Stood a bit high in rear at times but I am sure allowances can be made for a lady of her years. Looked in good shape for her years, outgoing temperament.

MPD (3) 1 Kent’s Barratini Teddyboy at Lokmadi, 8 months brindle of good size & type, very together & showy, attractive head, long neck. Could extend more in front movement. Good shoulder placement, harsh coat, should have a promising career with his outgoing temperament & super outline. 2 Blackburn’s Stargang Russian Roulette, 6 months brindle, very houndy dog, good bone & ribbing, harsh coat. Not quite as firm in front as 1 at this stage. Looked good on the move once he settled. 3 Grant’s Barratini Ted Astaire at Granhoward.

PD (1) 1 Thorn Andrews’ Drakesleat If Looks Cud Kill, 9 months promising brindle, excellent type & balance, very much the houndy expression I look for, good underjaw, very good keel & forechest, good topline & quarters, lovely harsh jacket. Pressed hard for the CC but I just felt the older dog covered a shade more ground on the move. Still a baby but a successful show career no doubt beckons. RCC, BP & RBPIS.

JD (1) 1 Rose’s Ridanflight Ricardo, 17 months brindle, eyecatching youngster, very showy & alert, head of good length, very good keel & shoulder, long neck, harsh coat, good ribbing. Stood a little high in rear at times. Looked good going around.

YD (1, 1 absent).

PGD (1) 1 Dance’s Waldmeister Rova To You Emem, 18 months brindle, well proportioned dog, good ground clearance, lovely houndy head & eye, good length of keel. Would prefer more angulation, topline slightly arched on the move. Super harsh jacket, used his hindquarters when moving.

LD (2) 1 Dunn’s Barratini Danz On to Ashridge, brindle of overall pleasing type, good head & expression, very good topline which he maintained on the move, good turn of stifle. Would prefer a slightly better return of upper arm. Coat of good texture. 2 Hayward’s Foxearth Fiddler On The Roof, masculine red dog, head of good length, good bone, long neck. Would prefer firmer elbows & he moved a shade high in rear. Good ribbing, stepped out well.

OD (4) 1 Fulton’s Ch Bothlyn Brigadoon, masculine brindle, shown in lovely hard condition, really caught my eye with his houndy outlook & outstanding hind action with real width & drive, good body proportions, maintained his shape well on the move, good reach in front, difficult to deny on this form. CC & RBOB; 2 Thorn Andrews’ Ch Drakesleat Win Tin Tin, top quality b/t/brindle, head of good length, good body proportions, super keel & shoulder, shown in good jacket. Much to like but just felt he looked a bit tired today so had to bend the knee to his younger kennelmate for the RCC; 3 Phillips’ Ch Curtisey Boogy Woogy.

MPB (5) 1 Meredith’s Deepdax Perrie, 8 months brindle, very neat & typical, very good angulation at both ends, good length of keel, coat of good texture, held her outline well on the move. BPB. 2 Kirkwood’s Helydon Fabulous Freya, 6 months brindle, slightly taller type with plenty of ground clearance, good keel & shoulder. Not as together on the move as 1; 3 Walker’s Roselle Irenee.

PB (6,1) 1 Russell’s Russteck I Dreamed A Dream, 12 months b/t/brindle, houndy bitch, good ground clearance, excellent harsh coat. Head of good length but would prefer a slightly stronger muzzle. Good turn of stifle, held her shape well on the move; 2 Rose’s Ridanflight Reflection, 9 months brindle, head of good length, good keel & shoulder. Stood a shade high in rear at times & croup was a bit squared off. Stepped out OK; 3 Baxter’s Hotwire Starstruck.

JB (4) 1 Thorn Andrews’ Drakesleat Fingers Xrossed, 15 months b/t/brindle, lovely head & expression, long neck, excellent topline both standing & moving. Could move with slightly more drive. Super parallel movement fore & aft, strong loin, neat quarters, a very balanced outline like others from this kennel; 2 R I Dreamed A Dream; 3 Selley’s Ubu Cracklin Rosie for Heleanne.

YB (3) 1 Price’s Samlane Alexis, 18 months brindle, very dainty & feminine, good body proportions but could have a shade more to her. Loved her way of going, moving freely on a long loose lead, kept shape nicely as she went; 2 Poxon’s Upto Mischief Diervilla via Kapodach, wild boar, slightly taller type, good ground clearance, head of good length. Would prefer more angulation & a shorter loin. Movement OK; 3 Morris’ Stargang Quintina at Pennywave.

PGB (6,1) 1 Kugow & Holt’s Waldmeister Annie, 18 months dark brindle, houndy expression, strong jaw, well balanced body, good forehand & quarters, harsh coat, held her outline well on the move; 2 Morris’ Banburg Black Opal at Stargang, brindle just off a litter so underline not as good as 1. Overall nice type, stepped out quite well, good turn of stifle; 3 Baxter’s Hotwire All Shook Up.

LB (5) 1 Poxon’s Kapodach Cup Cake, dark brindle, good head & expression, good topline, very good turn of stifle. Front movement could have a shade more width. Very together on the move; 2 Walker’s Deepdax In The Red at Roselle, b/t/brindle, overall nice type, good ribbing & stifle. Shoulder could be better placed which is reflected in her front movement. Stepped out OK; 3 Smith’s Drakesleat Round N’ Round.

OB (2) 1 Thorn Andrews’ Ch Drakesleat Scent Sybil, top quality brindle, really filled my eye with her super outline & lovely breed type, so very good to go over, lovely head & expression, well angulated forehand & quarters, excellent parallel action out & back, kept her shape well on the move, shown in tip top condition, a winning combination of beauty & functionality. CC, BOB & BIS; 2 Dance’s Ch Emem Candy Sunshine, very well named brindle, such a jolly character, attractive head, neat outline, balanced body of good proportions. Not quite the forehand of 1 but came back in for the challenge where her sound driving movement & outgoing temperament captured the RCC.