BEST OF BREED : JONES Bimini Chasing Moonbeams
& Reserve Best in Show
Dog CC : JONES Ch Bimini Starstruck
Res Dog CC : GILKES & STORTON Dereheath Shaken Not Stired At Birichino
Best Puppy Dog: MARSTON-TEAL Lordscairnie Dubious Love
Bitch CC : JONES Bimini Chasing Moonbeams
Res Bitch CC : JONES Bimini to the Moon and Back
Best Puppy Bitch : KIRKWOOD Helydon Vexy Vixen
Best Puppy : KIRKWOOD Helydon Vexy Vixen
: JONES Ch Bimini Starstruck
Minor Puppy Dog (2,1)
1st: MARSTON-TEAL Lordscairnie Dubious Love
Puppy Dog (1,1)
Junior Dog (3,1)
Yearling Dog (1)
1st: TOMSETT Dajean Chocolate Charmer
Post Graduate Dog - NO ENTRIES
Limit Dog (4,2)
1st: GILKES & STORTON Dereheath Shaken Not Stired At Birichino
2nd: SEXTON & DASILVA Molloney Woody or Won't He at Ertekes
1st: ROSE & BLACKBURN Ch Stargang Pot of Gold at Ridanflight
Veteran Dog (2)
1st: JONES Ch Bimini Starstruck
2nd: BRUTY Jantar Red Horses (Imp Pol)
Minor Puppy Bitch (8)
1st: KIRKWOOD Helydon Vexy Vixen
2nd: CROSSMAN & KENNEDY Moonshe May Bee
3rd: FOX Janter Licorice
Res: KIRKWOOD-EMERY Helydon Tartan Talula
Lordscairnie Love to Dazzle
1st: KIRKWOOD-EMERY Helydon Tartan Talula
2nd: CHUGG Kimbleholme Barbu
3rd: FLYNN Janter Chanson
Res: CLEMENTS Springdac Selsa N'Shake
Junior Bitch (6)
1st: ROWBERRY Griffingate Elizabeth
2nd: WALKER Stargang Fantasy
3rd: GRANT Granhoward Patience
Res: HUNT Earthsea's Kiss and Make Up
VHC: McDERMOTT Bardot's Brigitte (Imp Swd)
Yearling Bitch (6)
1st: JONES Bimini to the Moon and Back
2nd: MULLEN Rozelle Are You Ready
3rd: STEPHENSON Bothlyn Sweet Missy at Wistex
Res: GRANT Granhoward Priscilla
VHC: BROWN Payched
Post Graduate Bitch
1st: MULLEN Rozelle with Love
2nd: KILROY Blackvein Rambler at Janacop
3rd: CORNER Carcorn Violet Valentine
Res: BROWN Payched
Limit Bitch (7,1)
1st: MARSTON-TEAL Lordscairnie Endless Love
2nd: MULLEN Rozelle Kamiras Year
KIRKWOOD Helydon Quickstep Queeni
Res: CROSSMAN & KENNEDY Moonshe Queen Bee
VHC: WEST Archidax Dark Phoenix
1st: JONES Bimini Chasing Moonbeams
2nd: KIRKWOOD-EMERY Helydon Nifty Nairn JW
3rd: MERRY & VRANCH Ona Meli for Merryline
Veteran Bitch (2,1)
1st: KIRKWOOD-EMERY Helydon Jinglebells
I was very honoured to judge my own breed at the last ever Great Joint Dachshund Show, and I thank Geraldine brace and all the other workers for putting on the event.
Thank you to the exhibitors for your entries. I really appreciate them. I hope everyone liked their specials. I donít normally do things like that, but this was a historic day!
Just before I start my critique, I must say to whoever keyed my drivers door on my car, I donít worry about things like that and so you didnít upset me at all. Where I was parked it could only have been a deliberate act!
Anyway, to the dogs!
Iím really worried for my breed. There were only a couple of dogs over 11 pounds, but they were well over. (13 lb 8 oz in one case) and so they had to pay the penalty.
Only one girl was over the weight, but she was a chubby little thing who obviously likes her food! Several girls well under the weight would profit from carrying more body.
My main concern was mouths! I am not a mouth fanatic, however, not only were some teeth disgustingly dirty, there were missing teeth, (four bottom incisors in a couple of cases), slightly overshot on several, and my biggest pet hate, bottom canines that were running up into the soft palate and not clearing the top gum.
For me, this is detrimental to the health of the dog and was treated by me as a severe fault. I do hope animals with these faults are not bred on from as narrow underjaws are hereditary.
Coats varied greatly. Most could be improved with better grooming and preparation, and it amazes me, that people go to the trouble and expense of entering a show, and then fail to groom to the best of their ability and not clean teeth and cut nails!
Feet and nails are one of my things! I think as a digging breed feet, as with any hound, or of top importance.
So many had flat open feet down on pastern, great long toenails! All this can be improved!
Temperaments on the whole, werenít too bad. A couple of very frightened ones, a couple of growly ones, and a few flat bored to tears ones! I do like a dog with some personality!
As always, the girls were generally better than the boys, both numerically and in quality.
I was however very pleased with my winners and I was delighted to see my best of breed go reserve Best in show.
Minor puppy dog, two entries one absent
First. Best puppy dog. Marston Teal. Lordscairnie Dubious Love.
Eight months old, very dark, wild boar with a perfect mouth and a super size. His coat is a challenge, but the back coat was of good texture and Iím sure with perseverance this will improve. He has a well balanced head with correct almond eye and soft expression. Enough fore chest for age. Feet are neat. Would prefer more bone.
Neck and shoulder are good and his top line was good on the stack but just needs to strengthen on the move. I felt he would look better being moved at a faster pace and just needs more confidence throughout. This is what cost him Against the puppy bitch.
Puppy Dog, (1,1)
Junior dog (2)
Post grad dog No Entries
Yearling Dog (1)
First Tomsett. Dajean Chocolate Charmer
As the name suggests this chocolate boy, sported an excellent harsh coat. A good size being well under the ideal weight of 10 lb. He has a well-balanced head and almond eye. His mouth is correct as is his underjaw, he has a prominent forechest but needs to fill in front. His ribbing is correct and he is balanced height to length. Looks rather immature for his age and so probably time will help him reach his potential.
Limit dog (4,2)
1st and reserve CC Gilkes, Storton and Storton. Dereheath Shaken Not Stirred at Birichino.
The presentation on this very dark wild boar coat was exceptional without a hair out of place on this extremely harsh coat. Lovely head and perfect large white teeth. Feet tight and short nails. He kept a level top line both at the stack and on the move. Good size with a well covered body.
Ribbed well back, but a touch long in loin. Prominent forechest with oval thorax.
He moved well and was handled to advantage moving in harmony with his handler.
2nd. Sexton and Dasilva. Molloney Woody or Wonít He at Ertekes.
Wild boar boy in slightly larger frame than winner. Could carry a shade more weight to advantage.
Very happy and this caused him to be rather untidy on the move as he had a tendency to throw his legs about and not concentrate, losing his top line and shape when moving.
Looked well at the stack, being balanced height to length, and he has a good head, eye and expression. Coat could be better prepared.
Open Dog (2,1)
1st Rose and Blackburn. Ch. Stargang Pot of Good at Ridanflight.
A lovely harsh red coat on this showy boy. Good head with dark almond eye and good pigmentation. Prominent forechest, legs and feet good. Long neck and well laid shoulder, elbows could be a tad tighter. Well ribbed back with short strong loin. Good tail set. Moved true back and front and presented a pleasing picture in profile. A slightly larger boy which cost him the reserve cc.
Veteran Dog (2)
1st CC and best veteran in breed.
Jones. Ch. Bimini Starstruck. Nine year old wild boar In fabulous condition. If my memory serves me right I think I gave him a reserve cc behind his illustrious sire Champion Ridanflight Ricardo some years back?
His teeth are in perfect condition with correct bite. Coat is of good texture and was well presented but it is obviously ready to blow!
Lovely head, eye and expression. Oval thorax with enough forechest. Good legs and feet with short strong nails. Good neck flowing into well laid back shoulders. Tight elbows. Well ribbed with short strong loin. Plenty of body condition and well under the eleven pounds. Moved true Back and front and kept his outline and topline at all times. Father of my bitch, CC and grandad of the bitch reserve cc and so he has reproduced high quality as well as being an excellent dog himself.
2nd. Bruty. Jantar Red Horses.
7 1/2 year old chocolate with brilliant coat. A bigger dog all through who came up against a big winner today. Lovely temperament and he seem to enjoy the job in hand. An import from Poland I see and as such possibly a slightly more continental type.
Minor Puppy Bitch, (8)
What a lovely class of babies! Some will go on to do. Well Iím sure.
1st best puppy bitch and best puppy. Kirkwood. Helydon Vexy Vixen.
Wild boar with a coat of good texture that would profit from better presentation. Lovely personality which shone through. Pretty head with correct mouth. Front was neat and feet were good. Lovely size carrying plenty of body. Well ribbed, short loin. Moved correctly and with enthusiasm keeping topline at all times. Lovely hammy quarters and correct tail set.
2nd Crossman and Kennedy. Moonshe May Bee.
Black and tan well presented and harsh coat. Petite and neat throughout. Correct dentition. She kept her top line both moving and at the stack. Quite a serious girl I think? Not at all nervous, but maybe if she enjoyed it slightly more, her personality would shine through? Well angled both ends and ribbing correct. A good useful girl.
3rdFox Janter Licorice.
Puppy bitch (4)
1st Kirkwood Emery. Helydon Tartan Talula.
Came up from fourth in previous class.
Wild boar girl of correct size and perfect dentition. Not altogether happy in her previous class on the table, but settled enough here to take the win. Lovely type and correct height to length ratio. Moved well when not pulling away, but sheís a baby and so will have plenty of time to learn her craft and gain confidence.
2nd Chugg. Kimbkeholme Barbu.
Wild boar, sweet baby, but she needs lots more body to improve. Only weighing in very light and so has plenty of room for improvement. Pretty head and expression with correct mouth feet and bone are good. Little upright in the shoulder, giving a Hackney front action, but good going away. Will look different with another two pounds of weight on.
3rd Flynn. Janter Chanson.
Junior Bitch (6)
1st Rowberry. Griffingate Elizabeth.
Red girl, just growing her new coat. Head, eye and pigment all good as was dentition. Neat feet and legs with enough bone. Sufficient length of neck and correct lay of shoulder. Ribbing correct and she kept a good top line both at the stack and on the move. Well handled.
2nd Walker Stargang Fantasy.
Another red girl, but her profuse coat cost her the class. Well, balanced, and a good size. Correct dentition. Neat feet with short nails. Good pigmentation. Oval thorax and enough fore chest. A pleasing type and correct height to length ratio. Another exhibit well handled quietly and confidently.
3rd Grant. Granhoward Patience.
Yearling Bitch, (6)
1sr and RCC. Jones Bimini to the Moon and Back.
Wild boar with harsh coat, well presented ,super type, so like the cc winners which is to be expected as she is their granddaughter and daughter. Lovely head and eye.
Big white correctly placed teeth. Well filled front. Good bone and feet. Maintained her top line both at the stack and on the move. She strode around the Ring covering the ground with drive and was true coming and going. With a shade more maturity, she would have given her mum a run for the cc!
2nd Mullen Rozelle are you Ready.
Red girl with super coat well presented. She is a lovely type and was well under the weight but she lacked body condition for me being far too thin. Her overall construction is correct as is her dentition, but she lacked depth through. However, once carrying another 1 1/2 pounds Iím sure she will look quite stunning.
Post Graduate Bitch (4)
1st Mullen. Rozelle with Love.
Wild boar with good harsh coat well prepared. Like the previous exhibit shown by this handler, this lovely Typy bitch was shown far too thin. She again has loads of weight to play with being only 8 lbs 13 and so maybe these dogs have been in kennels or had extra exercise to make them lose condition? Such a shame as again construction is good and when in Show weight Iím sure the picture will be quite different.
2nd. Kilroy. Blackvein Rambler at Janacop.
Quite different in type to winner being more compact. Wild boar coat of good texture. Deep chest, accentuated by the skirt of hair left underneath causing the underline to look cut up. Strong head, correct dentition, good feet and strong legs. Top line kept on the move and on the stack. Front movement good, though back movement could be slightly straighter. Another honest girl with workmanlike qualities.
3rd Corner. Carcorn Violet Valentine.
Limit Bitch, (9)
1st Marston Teal. Lordscairnie Endless Love.
This wild boar is of lovely type and balance. Good head, perfect mouth, oval, thorax, neat feet, enough, neck, well laid shoulders and ribbed well back. Good muscle tone. If I judged at the stack only this girl would not have won as she was not presented to advantage by her handler. Lucky for her. I judge on the move as this bitch looked fabulous, going round. Holding herself in a great shape and demonstrating her correct construction, she lengthens and drives when moving, but hunches up when stacked.
2nd Mullen. Rozelle Kamiras Year.
Wild boar with well presented coat. Again, I would like more condition on this girl. Well under the weight yet Lacking in body. Pleasing head and eye. Enough fore chest and feet are okay. Long neck and well laid shoulders. Kept her top line at all times. Would love to see her again with another 1 1/2 pounds on.
3rd Kirkwood. Helydon Quickstep Queenie.
Open Bitch, (3)
1st CC & best of breed and reserve. Best in show. Jones
Bimini Chasing Moonbeams.
I was highly delighted to be presented with this fabulous wild boar girl, looking at her best. She had her showgirl head on today and I could do nothing other than reward her with her third CC. I have witnessed this girl throwing away her chances at shows this year, but all credit to her owner for persevering and getting the dog to enjoy showing again. This bitch is of super type, size and construction. Lovely head and eye with perfect dentition. Good forechest, well off for bone, neat feet with short nails. Lovely neck flowing into well-placed shoulders. Topline held at all times. Tight elbows, ribbing 2/3 with loin one third. Lovely underline, correct tail set and good blend of stifle. Her coat was presented beautifully, and she strode around the ring, as though she really wanted to be there! Congratulations!
2nd Kirkwood Helydon Nifty Nairn JW
Loved this lively wild boar with excellent coat. Called back to challenge for reserve cc, but lost it as I just preferred the length of the other bitch. Lovely type and personality which I admire. Nothing to complain about as her overall construction is lovely as is her movement. Well handled to get the best out of her. In full coat today and possibly will look a little more streamlined when stripped?
3rd Merry and Vranch Ona Meli for Merryline.
First Kirkwood Emery Helydon Jinglebells.
Eight year old wild boar with exceptional coat. So very well handled by her young owner. Good neck, level top line, good for chest and lovely hammy quarters. Strode around the ring as though she was having a great time. In lovely condition throughout. Well done.