Dachshund (Long Haired)
Judge: Mrs Juliet
DACHSHUND - LONG HAIRED
I would very much like to thank the
secretary, officers and committee for their excellent hospitality and warm and
friendly welcome. My stewards were first class, this show is superbly run and I
cannot say how very much I enjoyed my day. I would like to say a big thank you
for this opportunity, and to everyone who exhibited here today. There is quite a
variation in type, possibly due to some of the overseas bloodlines being
introduced, many are a little taller and more narrow but this had produced more
elegance and free movement, hindquarters need to be watched as some appeared a
little square, but with so many good youngsters here today the breed is looking
very strong at present.
PD (2) 1 Boyle's Zarcrest Hugo Boss. This boy set the bar high from the start, masculine head, correct balance in front construction, good ribbing, strong topline, tidy underline with good clearance and well angulated rear. Good feet. Moves with power and drive which eventually won him the Res CC from a very strong line up. 2 Robert's Swansford Warrador. Correct size with good bone, Well constructed and balanced throughout, beautiful head and expression, good shoulder and rear assembly, still very puppyish on the move but will mature on and be a real asset to the breed in time.
JD (6,1) 1 Mitchell's Ch Bronia Larenzo. Very striking golden boy, good length of neck, correct shoulder and front construction, level topline and underline, ribbing goes well back and good angulation on rear. On the move he has good reach in front with enough drive behind to give good ground clearance and retain the level and low appearance. Close up in the challenge, my personal preference was the more masculine head of the puppy. 2 Singh Sethi's Taramist Force India. Very honest type, not over flashy and one you need to get your hands on to appreciate, well made all through, much more workmanlike, long and low with strong topline and excellent ribbing. Powerful rear drive and covers the ground well. 3 Johnson's Africandawns Night Hawk.
PGD (4) 1 Duchesne's Darsoms Zane of Scandell. Stood out in this class, Masculine, well balanced male, strong head, good fore chest, ribbing well back, well laid shoulders and strong well rounded rear, good feet and coat of correct length and texture. Really fills the eye stacked and covers the ground well, needs to put more effort in on the move to be considered for the top honours he deserves. 2 Hutton's River Rumpus through Dachalune. Lighter build than one, good head and held a good topline, moved well and shown in excellent condition. 3 Chappell's Roijuls Liqurice Lover at Gleneddee.
LD (8,1) 1 Geeson's Abydachs Kicks up a Storm. 2 Cook & Rhodes' Abydachs Rides the Storm to Bournder. A very strong class full of quality stallion types. First and second are litter brothers and very similar in makeup and quality. I prefer the head and expression of 2nd but my winner has a slight edge with topline and rear angulation. Both have good length of neck, tight elbows, plenty of fore chest and correct underlines. Good overall size and balance, both had power and drive on the move, they will I am sure change places and challenge for top awards. Really lovely types. 3 Hutton's Rolo Rascal over Dachalune Sh.CM.
OD (5) 1 Mitchell's Ch Bronia Lotario JW. When this boy is on form he is impossible to ignore, correct size, elegant yet masculine, so well-proportioned with well defined features, good front, shoulders, ribbing, nice tidy underline, well rounded quarters which he puts to such good use on the move, lovely reach in front extension and powerful drive from behind gives the impression he literally floats around the ring, one I have admired as a puppy and he did not disappoint today, CC and BOB from a topline up. 2 Mark's Brynalyn Royal Warrior via Labbadax. Like several exhibits here today, sitting on two CC's I would have liked to have crowned him, very pleasing to go over, good size, like his head and old fashioned expression, good topline and ribbing, hind end well angulated and presents a good honest image, would like him to strut his stuff more on the move to push his way to his title, one who I feel will be happier inside and I hope his crown will come as it is well deserved. 3 Negus Tarramist Adonis Dream.
PB (5) 1 Robert's Swansford Whoopydora. The youngsters here today certainly give hope for the future of our breed, this little lady has so much quality, correct size with terrific bone, prettiest of heads, lovely pigment, good length of neck, correct shoulder placement, well off for front and ribbing, well formed and angulated rear and she covers the ground with such ease a real joy to watch. I am sure she will trouble the very best, was in touching distance of the CC, happy to award her the Res CC best puppy over the dog, purely as she was more together on the move. 2 Harris's Zarcrest Devil wears Prada. Litter sister to dog puppy winner, very feminine, excellent head and eye, super front construction, level topline and good rounded rear, not as relaxed as winner on the move, I know they will swap places many times and will be interested to see who gets made up first. 3 Garlick's Ranglewood Justica.
JB (7,1) 1 Mitchell's Bronia Callista. Headed Another strong and promising group of youngsters, very balanced when stacked and kept a good shape on the move, Lovely head, correct front assembly, firm topline, good angulation and ground clearance, another moving with strength and drive, sound solid type with a bright future. 2 Mitchell's Bronia Louanna at Imirika. Pretty girl, finer type than one, has a lovely frame and good driving movement, when she settles and matures on will be one to watch, I feel she has some growing up to do and would like her more relaxed, it will come in time. 3 Cook & Rhodes' Bournder Sapphistication.
PGB (11,1) 1 Geeson's Abydachs Summer Wine. A very mixed class, plenty of quality bitches to choose from, the most variation of type found here today. My winner was quite a surprise to me as I have admired her litter sister from the ringside but today belonged to the bridesmaid. Beautiful head and expression, arched neck, well laid shoulders, super front assembly, correct underline and topline, superb hind quarters and beautifully formed feet. When stacked she commands attention and I could not get past her, lovely flowing movement, a very nice young lady and a pleasure to award her first CC of many I hope. 2 Mitchell's Bronia Lenya. Flashy girl, very elegant, good head, topline, ribbing and well angulated, moved with ease from strong hindquarters, looked good stacked and fills the eye, pleasing in all areas, I felt she needs to fill out a little, another who should mature on very nicely. 3 Surrell's Bokra Masquerade.
LB (7) 1 Mitchell's Bronia American Liberty at Imirika. Taller. Finer, type, nice size. This girl improves every time I see her, again on two CC's challenged hard for her third, well proportioned all over, good length well ribbed and well angulated, superbly handled to show her at her best, looks good in profile and from all angles, I just preferred the more rounded hindquarters of the pup and my CC winner, splitting hairs to separate all of the super girls in the challenge. 2 Geeson's Abydachs Summer Lovin. Litter sister to my CC winner and normally I would say she is more my type, very similar to her sister in all areas, today I found she was carrying a little more weight and was not in the same hard condition as Summer Wine, never the less a superb example of clever breeding and I know she will come back to peak condition and take more top honours. 3 Dunbar & McNaughton's Bronia Velveteen.
OB (3,1) 1 McNaughton's Cedavoch Sorceress. Yet another awaiting her crown, quality sound bitch, beautiful head, excels in front assembly, good topline, shoulders, underline and possibly the best hindquarters of the day. Nice feet and powerful driving movement flows around the ring keeping a good outline, just flagged a little and became unsettled in the challenge. 2 Johnson's Africandawns Night Fire. Smaller more narrow type, fine head and good length of neck, a little narrow all through but still a good outline and moved very well, would prefer more rounded hindquarters.
Sp Vet Bitch (1) 1 McNaughton's Ch. Cedavoch Bewitched. This kennel is a fine example of 'if it's not broken, why fix it'. This bitch oozes type and has long been a favourite of mine, she fits our standard so well, correct head and eye, lovely shoulders, topline and underline, not too tall but still clears the ground well, beautiful hindquarters and solid all through, sound as a bell and in peak condition for her years. Just felt the heat in the challenge and lost a little sparkle on the move losing out to the younger bitches but still an excellent example of the breed and I hope her breeder continues to produce this lovely type.