Scottish Dachshund Club Championship Show 2014
Dachshund (Long Haired)
Judge: Mrs J Cunningham
Puppy Dog (2 Entries)
Post Graduate Dog (3 Entries)
Puppy Bitch (2 Entries)
Thank you to all exhibitors for their entry. I found excellent temperaments, happy dogs enjoying their day out. I was delighted with my CC & RCC winners & BP. All are quality exhibits & excellent representatives of the breed. Thank you all for taking my decisions sportingly, I'm sure on another day, placings would change, as the quality was high & I was splitting hairs over my class winners.
PD (2,1a) 1 Dare & Guy's Darsoms Zobama, lovely young dog in profile, just needs to relax a little in the stance. Beautiful head & earset, hindend just needs to strengthen along with front, however a quality pup. JD (2,1) 1 Dare & Guy's Zarcrest Marc Jacobs at Darsoms, nice profile, just looses out on overall presence on the move by dropping his head. Good front construction & hind angulation, just needs a little more confidence to stride out, holding his head level. PGD (3) 1 Lindsay's Bronia Plutus, very happy young dog, enjoying his day, nice size, not overdone in coat, nice profile; 2 Cook & Rhodes' Bournder Regency Malachite, another very nice example on the move. Just not showing as well as 1, beautiful head & very balanced; 3 Metcalfe-Bilgin's Metadale Maluda. LD (3,1) 1 Dare & Guy's Melminds Zitanic at Darsoms, first & second two different types, just preferred overall balance of 1 & the stronger hindquarters; 2 Cook & Rhodes' Abydachs Rides The Storm to Bournder, most beautiful head, just very fidgety today & perhaps not showing himself to his best ability. Both 1 & 2 in beautiful coat condition & expertly handled. OD (4) 1 Geeson's Abydachs Kicks Up A Storm, just loved the movement on this dog, my BOB, what a showman, in pristine condition, excellent specimen of the breed, delighted to hear this CC made him up today. 1 & 2 both lovely specimens of the breed; 2 Mitchell's Ch Bronia Mr Pepys, splitting hairs between 1 & 2, a worthy ch, today not just cooperating as well for his handler as 1, however I am sure these two lovely dogs will change places another time. Delighted to award him the RCC; 3 Hutton's Rolo Rascal over Dachalune.
PB (3,1) 1 Mitchell's Bronia Miss Moppet, quality oozing from her, stunning head & eye & in superb coat, showed so well for a youngster, kept her topline at all times. BP; 2 Metcalfe-Bilgin's Metadale Moment Of Pleasure, just a little more immature than 1, however, a lovely baby who no doubt will mature into a super specimen of the breed. JB (2,1) 1 McNaughton's Cedavoch Kismet, loved this young bitch from the moment she entered the ring, oozing quality, superbly constructed & excellent coat. Delighted to award her the RCC, should have a very promising future. PGB (1) 1 Cook & Rhodes' Bournder Ruby Empress, stood alone, however quality bitch, nice temperament, lovely head & front construction, just not cooperating today with her handler, overall though well constructed, very nice specimen. LB (3) 1 Mitchell's Africandawns Lilly's Legacy at Bronia, splitting hairs in this class, just preferred the front & overall balance of 1 over 2, preferred the head of 1; 2 Metcalfe-Bilgin's Metadale Manane, very nice bitch, just lost out to 1 on movement in profile of 1 & overall balance; 3 Dunbar & McNaughton's Bronia Velveteen. OB (3,1) 1 Geeson's Abydachs Summer Lovin, what a showgirl, my eye just kept going to her, so balanced, not overdone in any way, nto too long or too deep, beautiful head & eye, such a sweet expression, moved round the ring as if she owned it, delighted to award her the CC; 2 McNaughton's Ch Cedavoch Sorceress, slightly heavier in coat than 1, just preferred the front construction & hindquarters of 1 however both excellent exhibits & both handled to perfection; 3 Paskins' Abydachs Summer Dream at Kindeae.