The Welsh Kennel Club 2013
Dachshund (Long Haired)
Judge: Mrs J F Geeson
DACHSHUND - LONG HAIRED
May I thank the secretary
and committee for asking me to judge. Just a couple of general comments about
the breed. Bitches are much stronger in depth of quality on the whole than the
dogs. Both sexes need to watch the width between the front legs, dachshunds
should have enough room to dig. Although the longhaired variety is glamorous
they should not be cardboard cut outs, they should be active hounds capable of
digging quarry out of the ground.
MPD (1) 1 Hughes' Dachsarah Roust About. Black and Tan with pleasing conical head shape, front construction and rear construction needs to drop and tighten. Very raw at this stage and difficult to assess movement as not at one with his handler.
JD (3,1)1 Mitchell's Bronia Mr Pepys. Well balanced dog, with correct conical head shape and length of neck which flows into well-constructed front assembly leading to a good topline and strong hindquarters which help to give him free active movement. So pleasing to see a dog showing animation a good ambassador for the breed going on to BOB and to win the Group. 2 Duchesne's Bronia Priam of Scandell. Litter brother to one and similar in construction but of slightly bigger build and not the movement of first.
PGD (3,2) 1 Dare & Guy's Melminds Zitanic at Darsoms Mascluine dog of taller build. Balanced head carried on well arched neck . Good length of ribbing and correct topline held on the move.
LD (5) 1 Roberts' Swansford Warrador Classy pale shaded red of correct size, well developed firm body giving well balanced outline both stacked and on the move, felt he gave up slightly in the challenge. 2 Hutton's River Rumpus Through Dachalune, A balanced dog with good outline held on the move. Would like more extension on the move. 3 Duchesne's Darsoms Zane of Scandell.
OD (3,1) 1 Hutton's Rolo Rascal Over Dachalune Stylish red with a good presence, correct head carried on elegant neck leading to correctly laid shoulders. Correct topline and underline. Moved out well covering the ground with drive from well angulated hindquarters. RCC. 2 Lewis's Trixhund Ask Elvis Balanced dog who moved well. Shorter in ribbing and not the angulation of first.
MPB (1) 1 Hughes' Dachsarah Scarlett Ohara, Immature puppy that shows promise, good head and eye shape carried on well arched neck. Prominent fore chest and good topline when settled on the move, I would prefer a little more width throughout and needs time to drop into her frame. BPB over her immature brother.
JB (2) 1 Garlick's Ranglewood May Blossom. Balanced bitch with a good head and eye shape. Correct front assembly with good length of ribbing and short coupling to sound hindquarters which she put to good use on the move just needs to mature.
PGB (3,1) 1 Garlick's Ranglewood Justica Elegant bitch in hard sound condition. Feminine head carried on stylish arched neck leading to correctly placed shoulders and good fore chest with the correct width between the front legs. Good topline held on the move leading to strong hindquarters which she used to advantage on the move. BCC just flagging slightly in the challenge for BOB. 2 Plevin's Dachville Black Diamond at Rodima Compact bitch, with moderate angulation front and back, failed to make the most of her attributes due to a lack of enthusiasm.
LB (2) 1 Dare's Darsoms Zshona. Feminine head carried on elegant neck, with good fore chest and ribbing. Correct topline held as she moved freely round the ring. Presented in lovely coat and condition. RCC. 2 Garlick's Ranglewood Idesia Not the most elegant of bitches but so soundly made good fore and rear quarters which enable her to move freely round the ring. Like all this exhibitors dogs shown in a fit hard condition.
OB (5) 1 Mitchell's Bronia Callista. Head of correct proportions carried on neck of good length, with a good fore chest and length of ribbing. Short loin and strong hindquarters, moved out well holding her outline at all times. 2 Roberts' Swansford Whoopydora. Stylish bitch with good forehand. Tends to fall away at rear so losing her outline on the move.
Mrs J F Geeson