Lancashire & Cheshire Dachshund Ass 2016

Dachshund (Miniature Wire-haired)

Judge: Lesley Patton (Lesandnic)


BEST OF BREED : THORN ANDREWS Ch Drakesleat Scent Sybil
Dog CC : THORN ANDREWS Ch Drakesleat Jp Once In A Blue Moon
Res Dog CC : HAYWARD Ch Foxearth Fiddler on the Roof
Bitch CC : THORN ANDREWS Ch Drakesleat Scent Sybil
Res Bitch CC : FULTON Bothlyn Dancing Queen
Best Puppy : HAYWARD Foxearth Fabracadabra

Minor Puppy Dog (3 Entries)
1st: KUGOW & HOLT Waldmeister Aldo
2nd: MORRIS Pennywave Pole Position

Puppy Dog (1 Entry)
1st: HAYWARD Foxearth Filharmonic

Junior Dog (3 Entries)
1st: RUSSELL Russteck Wyre in the Blood
2nd: HAYWARD Foxearth Filharmonic
3rd:  GRANT Granhoward Edward

Novice Dog
1st: No Entries

Post Graduate Dog (2 Entries)
1st: GARRITY Russteck Wyred for Sound at Macushie

Limit Dog 
1st: No Entries

Open Dog (5 Entries)
1st: THORN ANDREWS Ch Drakesleat Jp Once In A Blue Moon
2nd: HAYWARD Ch Foxearth Fiddler On the Roof
3rd:  ROSE Ch Ridanflight Ricardo
Res: GRANT Barratini Ted Astaire at Granhoward

Minor Puppy Bitch (1 Entry)
1st: PHILLIPS Clipperdown That's a Thistle

Puppy Bitch (2 Entries) 
1st: HAYWARD Foxearth Fabracadabra
2nd: KIRKWOOD-EMERY & KIRKWOOD-EMERY Helydon Jinglebells

Junior Bitch (3 Entries)
1st:  DAYKIN Barratini Chatters
2nd: MEREDITH Deepdax Let's Dance

Post Graduate Bitch (9 Entries)
1st: FULTON Bothlyn Dancing Queen
2nd: THACKWRAY Dathack's Perfect Diamond
3rd : MORRIS Pennywave Uptown Girl
Res: MEREDITH Deepdax Perrie
VHC: PRICE Samlane Cressida

Limit Bitch (10 Entries)
1st:  ODDIE & DYER Banburg Svetlana at Sharnphilly
2nd:  MORRIS Pennywave Top Totti JW Sh.CM
3rd: BILLINGHURST Drakesleat Mrs Shilling at Jiljac JW
Res: BLACKBURN Stargang Compania Faberge
VHC: DERRY Waldmeister Annie

Open Bitch (6 Entries) 
1st: THORN ANDREWS Ch Drakesleat Scent Sybil
2nd: HAYWARD Ch Foxearth Fatma Salkan
3rd: MORRIS Stargang Quintina at Pennywave
Res: WALKER Deepdax in the Red at Roselle
VHC: KAY & KAY Kaytian Hunnie Ryder


It is 10 years since my last judging appointment in this, my second favourite variety, and I feel the breed, which I have lived with for over 40 years, has gone backwards. Small heads, weak jaws, missing teeth, short ears, round eyes and oh, such poor forequarter construction – very short upper arms, in some cases, parallel to the floor, giving very stilted front action with dogs going nowhere. No front, no dachshund! Please look very carefully at your plans for breeding on, with the exception of my main winners I was very disappointed. For their size, dachshunds should have large teeth – far too many had small teeth and there were still some crowded lower jaws. On the plus side, most were easily under 11lbs, I found no tail faults, and very few temperament problems.

MPD (3 entries, 1 absent)

  1. Kugow & Holt’s Waldmeister Aldo, this was a difficult class to start with as the winner is too low to ground for me and was driving his front into the floor when moving, but at this stage scored in tightness of elbow, length of ribbing and hind action over

  2. Morris’s Pennywave Pole Position, younger dog with much better ground clearance but very loose in elbow and no drive on this floor – both had good coats

PD (1,0)

  1. Haywards’ Foxearth Filharmonic, lovely head, good coat and good overall shape, short in upper arm and so lacked in forward reach, is right up to weight already and I would prefer to see a puppy carrying more weight than he was today, full dentition, and good ground clearance with a level topline which won him BPD.

JD (3,0)

  1. Russell’s Russteck Wyre In The Blood, lovely outline with good head and eye but again would prefer more upper arm length, excellent coat, good temperament and well within weight, good ribbing and hind angulation, moved really well in profile, one of the 3 best males here.

  2. F. Filharmonic, scored in outline and temperament over

  3. Grant’s Granhoward Edward

PGD (2,1)

  1. Garrity’s Russteck Wyred For Sound at Macushla – what a super temperament, which sadly affected his outline as he already carries his tail a little high, but I can forgive that as I wish more had his attitude. He is a little straight behind and short in upper arm – but balanced, so was ultra sound up and down, would like more reach and drive in profile, lovely head and an excellent coat. Litter brother to Junior winner.



OD (5,1)

  1. Thorn-Andrews’ Ch Drakesleat JP Once In a Blue Moon, CC, this was a good class. This dog had the best upper arm so far – and his profile movement showed it as he covered the ground much better than the rest demonstrating true reach and drive, covering so much ground and holding an excellent shape, in excellent muscular condition, he also moved by far the best behind. Good coat and good ribbing, kind eye and good temperament, stood well away from the others in the challenge.

  2. Haywards’ Ch Foxearth Fiddler On The Roof, RCC, again this is a lovely dog with good balance, head and ribbing but lacking in upper arm so does not hold the profile on the move I was looking for, has excellent hind angulation and moved well behind which earned him this place and the RCC over the beautifully presented

  3. Rose’s Ch Ridanflight Ricardo

MPB (1,0)

  1. Phillips’ Clipperdown That’s A Thistle, lacking in coat today but a lovely balanced type, well within weight, reasonable upper arm, a little close behind but lovely in profile – very promising puppy

PB (2,0)

  1. Haywards’ Foxearth Fabracadabra, small, happy red with good coat, holding a lovely profile when stacked and keeping it on the move, really well balanced and very feminine, would prefer a longer upper arm and a stronger jaw but she easily won BP on her shape and movement

  2. Kirkwood-Emery’s Helydon Jinglebells, lovely type, size and temperament with a super coat, unfortunately no drive on this floor, and would prefer a stronger foreface and more upper arm, rather short tail.

JB (3,1)

  1. Daykin’s Barratini Chatters, difficult class – I preferred the type and profile of 1, and she scored on ground clearance, both bitches were very well presented,

  2. Meredith’s Deepdax Let’s Dance, preferred her head, expression and hind movement but just too low in front.

NB (1,0)

  1. H Jinglebells


PGB (9,1)

There were a few temperament problems in this class. A very untidy red bitch actually out-moved many in the class but would not stand at all on the table - pity

  1. Fultons’ Bothlyn Dancing Queen, beautifully presented, feminine head and expression, such a super profile and such a free active mover, correct front angulation, lovely ribbing and good drive behind from well angulated quarters with correct tail carriage – loved her, RCC

  2. Dathack’s Perfect Diamond, looks like nothing stacked but the more she moved the better she went, good coat and excellent hind movement, won on profile and not carrying excess weight over

  3. Morris’s Pennywave Uptown Girl JW

LB (10,2)

  1. Banburg Svetlana at Sharnphilly – this bitch was super fit and simply out moved the rest in the class –this girl obviously benefits from regular exercise– tip top condition, really well balanced and so sound, holding a lovely profile and really driving around the ring, good head, good coat and super temperament. Close up in challenge, lost out in angulation

  2. Morris’s Pennywave Top Totti JW ShCM – lovely shape but not quite the ground clearance of 1, also moved really well with a little more oomph and better coat on the day than

  3. Billinghurst’s Drakesleat Mrs Shilling for Jiljac

OB (6,1)

  1. Thorn-Andrews’ Ch Drakesleat Scent Sybil , CC & BOB & RBIS – wow – the best min wire I have judged. She has an outstanding profile – head, neck and shoulders to die for and such beautiful balance. No problems here with upper arm and so true in front coming towards me. Good coat, good ribbing, good hind angulation, correct height to length ratio, so good ground clearance, and extremely sound, in excellent muscular condition. Moved with reach, drive, and confidence. Cannot stand wrong. Won this class and the CC with ease. Delighted to discover that this CC meant she equals the breed record. For BOB, preferred her shape in profile to the slightly longer cast dog.

  2. Haywards’ Ch Foxearth Fatima Salkan, I love her temperament and shape when stacked, but she drove her front into the floor today, just too low for me and not as strong in foreface as winner.

  3. 3 Morris’s Stargang Quintina at Pennywave