Leeds Championship Dog Show 2015

Dachshund (Miniature Wire Haired)

Judge: Mr M Caple


BEST OF BREED : 3024 THORN ANDREWS Mrs Z Ch Drakesleat Scent Sybil
Dog CC : 3011 ROSE Mr S Ch Ridanflight Ricardo
Res Dog CC : 2974 BARNEY Mrs R E A Verrami En Trac
Bitch CC : 3024 THORN ANDREWS Mrs Z Ch Drakesleat Scent Sybil
Res Bitch CC : 3013 RUSSELL Mrs C Russteck I Dreamed A Dream
Best Puppy : 2995 HOWELLS Mrs J Fallowmill Sydney
Best Veteran : 2975 BLACK, Mrs L & Mr K & BLACK Miss E Ch Bassodon Bilbie

Class 801 PD (5 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: 2995 HOWELLS Mrs J Fallowmill Sydney
2nd: 3000 JONES Mrs S J Bimini Starstruck
3rd: 2985 FEETHAM Mrs S P Kimbleholme Jackpot
Res: 3002 KUGOW, Mr B & HOLT Ms S Waldmeister Darby

Class 802 JD (1 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 3016 SPENCE, Mrs M & KIRKWOOD-EMERY Mrs D Helydon Goharley At Cicada

Class 803 PGD (2 Entries) Abs: 2

Class 804 LD (5 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 2974 BARNEY Mrs R E A Verrami En Trac
2nd: 3021 THORN ANDREWS Mrs Z Drakesleat Hostile Takeova
3rd: 2991 GRANT Mrs P Barratini Ted Astaire at Granhoward
Res: 2986 FEETHAM Mrs S P Bothlyn Wee Man At Kimbleholme

Class 805 OD (4 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: 3011 ROSE Mr S Ch Ridanflight Ricardo
2nd: 3022 THORN ANDREWS Mrs Z Ch Drakesleat If Looks Cud Kill
3rd: 2980 DANCE Mrs M M Waldmeister Rova To You Emem

Class 806 VD (1 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 2975 BLACK, Mrs L & Mr K & BLACK Miss E Ch Bassodon Bilbie

Class 807 PB (9 Entries) Abs: 2
1st: 2984 DYER, Mrs S & DYER, Miss S & ODDIE Mr M Banburg Svetlana At Sharnphilly
2nd: 3014 SELLEY Mrs A Ubu Belarus Nahla To Heleanne
3rd: 2982 DAYKIN Mrs C H Barratini Hot Stuff
Res: 3007 PRICE Mr P J & Mrs N F Samlane Cressida
VHC: 2977 BLACKBURN Mrs E P Stargang Liberty Belle

Class 808 JB (7 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: 3008 PRICE Mr P J & Mrs N F Samlane Belleza
2nd: 3023 THORN ANDREWS Mrs Z Drakesleat Win Da Mere
3rd: 2996 HOWELLS Mrs J Fallowmill Carolina
Res: 3020 THACKWRAY Mrs N Dathack's Perfect Diamond
VHC: 3005 MORRIS Mrs C A Pennywave Top Totti

Class 809 PGB (9 Entries) Abs: 2
1st: 3001 KIRKWOOD, Miss D J & KIRKWOOD Mr G & Mrs J Helydon Fabulous Freya
2nd: 2981 DANCE Mrs M M Bimini Time To Travel To Emem
3rd: 2978 BLACKBURN Mrs E P Stargang Compania Faberge
Res: 2976 BLACK, Mrs L & Mr K & BLACK Miss E Basssodon Pixielated
VHC: 3012 RUSSELL Mrs C Russteck Wired To The Moon

Class 810 LB (4 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 3003 KUGOW, Mr B & HOLT Ms S Waldmeister Annie JW
2nd: 3004 MOBLEY Mrs J Jakanem What You Will
3rd: 2990 GARRITY Mrs J Stargang Apple Crumble At Macushia

Class 811 OB (6 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: 3024 THORN ANDREWS Mrs Z Ch Drakesleat Scent Sybil
2nd: 3013 RUSSELL Mrs C Russteck I Dreamed A Dream
3rd: 3006 MORRIS Mrs C A Stargang Quintina at Pennywave
Res: 2988 FEETHAM Mrs S P Kimbleholme Solitaire
VHC: 2994 HOPPER Mrs J Arbennik Atlantek Reach at Brynfaw


A pleasure as always to judge Min Wires, a very pleasant day in the sunshine on the grass, some exhibits found the surface a problem which affected their hind movement. Happy to report that there were no exhibits excessively lacking body condition in order to keep under the weight limit, in fact size seems to have come down with many closer to the desired 10lb. Of more concern was front construction, improvements have been made in length of upperarm, but many shoulders are far too steep, with the result that front legs are unable to stand under the body.

PD (5) Lovely class to start with.

1) Howells. Fallowmill Sydney. Happy little r/br of just 6mths at his first show, super little package, houndy head, chunky bone, well made all through, excelled in width and length of ribbing, short coupled, all wrapped up in a crisp jacket, was sound in his movement, enjoyed his day, with any luck should have a bright future. BPD & BP.

2) Jones. Bimini Starstruck. Another lovely pup sired by Ricardo, 11mth br out of a slightly larger mould, another super headpiece, well constructed in both fore and hindquarters, short loin, kept good outline on the go around, close up.

3). Feetham Kimbleholme Jackpot.

JD (1)

1) Spence & Kirkwood-Emery. Helydon Goharley At Cicada. 13 mth d/br happy fella enjoying his day, so good to see dogs enjoying themselves, another masculine headpiece with strong jaw, holds a good outline, pleased in forechest, would like more lay of shoulder and width to ribbing, strode out soundly.

LD (5)

1) Barney. Verrari En Trac. 2yr br lovely for type,size and shape, holds a super outline, has a houndy head with strong jaw, with reachy neck and good head carriage, well ribbed back, pleased in both fore and hindquarter construction, good jacket, moved out soundly with enthusiasm, pleased to award him the ResCC, deserves to carry his title.

2) Thorn-Andrews. Drakesleat Hostile Takeova.. 18mth d/br again pleasing for size and type, with super headpiece, well constructed, ribbing of good width and depth, good top and underline, loved his chunky bone and feet, in rock hard condition.

3) Grant. Barratini Ted Astaire at Granhoward.

OD (4)

1) Rose. Ch Ridanflight Ricardo. Easy to see why this outgoing 2yr br has done so much winning, very impressive in outline, in lovely condition, in good harsh jacket, loved his well filled front, close fitting elbows, well ribbed back,houndy head and correct construction, powered around the ring with great style, presence and enthusiasm, enough for him to gain the C.C. When it came to the challenge for BOB, his enthusiasm became too much, enough to unsettle his topline on the go round.

2) Thorn-Andrews. Ch Drakesleat If Looks Cud Kill. 2yr br with the super houndy head and expression we have come to expect from this kennel, lovely for type and balanced in outline, good in top and underline, whilst I was happy with his angulation in fore and hindquarters, I preferred the forechest of 1.

3) Dance. Waldermeister Rova To You Emem.

VD (1)

1) Black. Ch Bassodon Bilbie. Smart d/br of 8 yrs, lovely for type and outline, another one with masculine houndy head and strong jaw, in excellent condition with good harsh jacket , lengthy ribbing , balanced angulation, moved out with good stride.

PB (9)

1) Dyer,Dyer & Oddie. Banbury Svetlana At Sharnphilly.BPB

2) Selley. Ubu Belarus Nahla To Heleanne.

I see from the catalogue that these attractive 8mth pups have the same sire, although appear quite different in type, both have lovely heads and expressions, Svetlana is of recognisable kennel type , is more forward in her development, presented a good outline both on the stack and on the go around, liked her well filled front and is well ribbed back, strode out soundly, would like a harsher jacket, Nahla is of a lovely size, has a fabulous harsh jacket and good bone and angulation, still needing to fill her front and spring her ribs, moved out smartly.

3) Daykin. Barratini Hot Stuff.

JB (7) Hotly contested class 3 lovely bitches.

1) Price. Samlane Belleza. 15 mth br with super outline and head carriage, real houndy head with strong jaw, reachy neck, well filled front with legs well under body, firm topline, good bone and substance, has a good harsh jacket, strode out really well with purpose.

2) Thorn-Andrews. Drakesleat Win Da Mere. Close up, at 12mths this lovely bitch pleases for size and type, lovely head and expression, obviously not so forward in her development, presents a smooth flowing outline at the stack, excellent body proportions , chunky bone and short hocks, preferred the jacket of 1.

3) Howells. Fallowmill Carolina.

PGB (9) Another excellent quality class.

1) Kirkwood & Kirkwood. Helydon Fabulous Freya. Lots to like about this 21mth r/br, pleased in her height to length ratio with good ground clearance, attractive head/expression, reachy neck, good width all through, stands on good bone and feet, well ribbed back, short loin, well muscled and conditioned, all wrapped up in excellent jacket, strode out soundly, in consideration for top honours.

2) Dance. Bimini Time To Travel To Emem. Close up, really taken with this lovely 2yr br, such a neat little package, loved her type and size, so neat and sound all through, lovely head, reachy neck, good in top and underline, moved out really smartly, at present coat could not match 1.

3) Blackburn. Stargang Compania Faberge.

LB (4)

1) Kugow & Holt. Waldermeister Annie JW. 2yr d/br in fabulous jacket, was a clear winner here, has a lovely houndy head, held a firm smart outline both at the stack and on the go around, liked her top and underline, movement was sound as she powered around the ring full of verve and animation, would ideally like to see more width through her front.

2) Mobley. Jakenem What You Will.. another 2yr d/br with excellent harsh textured jacket, attractive head and eye, would like to see more length to body, has more than enough ground clearance, was not completely relaxed which affected her outline on the go around.

3) Garrity. Stargang Apple Crumble At Macushia.

On (6)

1) Thorn-Andrews. Ch Drakesleat Scent Sybil. 3yr br of outstanding construction, best for type, size and outline, is so balanced in both fore and hindquarters, has a very feminine yet houndy headpiece with excellent carriage on reachy neck, forehand is exemplary with good layback of shoulder and return of upperarm, prominent pro-sternum with well filled oval thorax and snug fitting elbows, hindquarters are well angulated with well rounded rump and short hocks, holds a super outline on the go around and is sound away and back, coat of good texture. C.C. & B.O.B.

2) Russell. Russteck I Dreamed A Dream. So much to like about this 2yr d/br, with her close fitting harsh textured jacket she at first appears quite different in kennel type to 1, has everything required in the standard, well balanced in outline, proud head carriage, reachy neck, well filled front, legs well under, balanced angulation both fore and aft, good width to ribbing carried well back, pleasing top and underline, good bone and feet, harsh furnishings, moved out soundly, thoroughly deserves to carry her crown, so unlucky to meet 1 in such fine form Res C.C.

3) Morris. Stargang Quintina at Pennywave.


Mike Caple (Judge)