East of England Championship Show 2021

Dachshund (Long-haired)

Judge: Johnny Morgan


BEST OF BREED : ROBERTS Swansford Gregorydor
Dog CC : ROBERTS Swansford Gregorydor
Res Dog CC : MARKS Labbadax Lewisville Texas

Bitch CC : MILLER & RYAN Ch Bronia Final Fantasy at Cavallibrook
Res Bitch CC : MCGAVIGAN & PETTIGREW Clentry Camellia for Pettigans

Best Puppy : ROBERTS Swansford Gregorydor & Hound Puppy Group 1

Best Veteran : CHAPMAN Melminds Zsylvester

Minor Puppy Dog (1)
1st: COOK & RHODES Abydachs Free Spirit for Bournder


Puppy Dog (1)
1st: ROBERTS Swansford Gregorydor

Junior Dog
1st: No Entries

Yearling Dog (2)
1st: VINCENT Dolan Save the Last Dance for Gainscroft
2nd: CLARKE Tekalhaus the Excelsior

Graduate Dog (3)
1st: SUTTON Kindeace Texas Tornado at Damai
2nd: JOHNSON Africandawns Arrt Stottle
3rd: WEDGE Dolan Johnny Be Good

Post Graduate Dog (3)
1st: PASKINS Kindeace Texas Ranger
2nd: CHAPMAN Africandawns Justin Time for Melminds
3rd: DIMON Labbadax Inspiriation for Dimerlin

Limit Dog (4)
1st: MARKS Labbadax Lewisville Texas
2nd: SUTTON Kindeace Texas Tornado at Damai

3rd: CROSS Loggeta Trouble in Texas
Res: PASKINS Cedavoch It's Taboo at Kindeace

Open Dog (3)
1st:  ROBERTS Ch Swansford Gabrieldor
2nd:  MARKS Labbadax Latimer Kansas
3rd:  BENNETT Shardaroba's Country File

Veteran Dog (3)
1st: CHAPMAN Melminds Zsylvester
2nd: COOK & RHODES Abydachs Rides the Storm to Bournder
3rd:  BORSUK Ir Ch Badamtam's Via Baltica at Follypaws ShCM

Minor Puppy Bitch (1)
1st: FOSSETT Bysdax Skyfall

Puppy Bitch (3)

1st: ROBERTS Swansford Glendaroa
2nd: WEDGE Dolan Summer Time Blues
3rd:  FOLEY Logetta Wynn By Myles

Junior Bitch (4)
1st:  WHITFIELD-ROBERTS Swansford Gleighdora
2nd: NEGUS Tarramist Vesper Lynd
3rd:  CHAPMAN Melminds Maybelline
Res:  TAYLOR & HILTON Swansford Contagiadora of Delsaux

Yearling Bitch (2)
1st: NEGUS Tekalhaus Cartier Diamonds by Tarramist
2nd:CHEESE Ranglewood Titania at Suecaseus

Graduate Bitch (2)
1st: CHEESE Africandawns Heidi Clare at Suecaseus
2nd: VINCENT Metadale Monica at Gainscoft

Post Graduate Bitch (2)
1st: MARKS Labbadax La Fayette Georgia
2nd: WEDGE Dolan Private Dancer

Limit Bitch (4)
1st: MILLER & RYAN Bronia Final Fantasy at Cavallibrook
2nd: MCGAVIGAN & PETTIGREW Clentry Camellia for Pettigans
3rd:  FOSSETT Brysdax Mamma Mia
Res:  PIKE & CARTER Zarcrest Angelina Jolie at Breezelyn

Open Bitch (4,1)
1st:  CLARKE Teklhaus Million to One ShCM
2nd: BORSUK & FOSSETT Baltic Legacy Via Amberteckel
3rd:  JOHNSON & CROSS Africandawns Eileen Over

It was lovely to judge Long Haired Dachshunds outside on the grass today in a decent ring, however the temperature of 34oC was just too much for most of them. I decided to have them all inside the judges gazebo for as long as possible to keep them shaded and cool and I moved my own table outside.

I was pleased to find real quality winners today and huge congrats to my BOB winner who went on to be shortlisted in the adult group, win the puppy group and then go on to win RBPIS.

I was slightly disappointed to find so many hounds with shoulder placement set too far forward, many short keels and sloping toplines. I don’t think one should be surprised to find a long keel but more disappointed to find a short one, sadly this seems to be the case.

I found all hounds to be in good fit condition and only a couple of over conditioned ones. The heat however put real strain on some though on the move today. We are never happy! Too cold, too wet, too windy and then too hot!

Thank you all who came along and showed great sportsmanship. Thank you to my hardworking stewards also, we couldn’t do our job without you.


Minor Puppy Dog (3,2)

1st Cook & Rhodes – Abydachs Free Spirit for Bournder TAF

A smart young male at just 6 months old. Pleasing head with dark almond eye and good mouth. Well angulated front which will fall back into place as he matures. Good feet. Pleasing topline with a strong short loin. Well angulated rear. Moved very well for one so young. I think this will be one to watch!


Puppy Dog (1,0)

Roberts – Swansford Gregorydor – CC & BOB, Puppy Group 1 and RBPIS

I will start by saying congratulations to this clever breeder. Thrilled to watch this young male go on to win puppy group and reserve best puppy in show.

A real smart young male. Masculine head of good proportions, darkest eyes of almond shape, good ear shape. Elegant neck flowing into well angulated shoulders which are already set back into place. Good bone and feet. Well sprung ribcage with long ribbing and keel. Beautifully angulated behind which is in total balance with his front. Topline correct and sweeping underline. Moves in all directions in balance and with grace. He is not overdone or underdone in any way. Spot on for me! I will follow his progress with great interest.


Junior Dog – No Entries


Yearling Dog (2,0)

1st Vincent – Dolan Save The Last Dance for Gainscroft

2nd Clarke – Tekalhaus The Excelsior

Prefer the masculinity of 1st and the elegance of 2nd. Two very different types. Both very correct in head, eye, mouth, and ear. Fronts set a little too far forward on both, but of good angulation. 1st had plenty of bone and substance and 2nd had enough. Toplines good with a slight rise over strong loin, good long ribbing and long keel. Well angulated behind but prefer the drive 1st had, although it was a very warm day and 2nd may have been feeling the heat a little. Both presented in fabulous coat and handled well.


Graduate Dog (3,0)

1st Sutton – Kindeace Texas Tornado at Damai

This male has a real handsome head, good dark almond shaped eye with correct bite. I think he had one of the better fronts today, beautifully angulated and long ribbing with perhaps the longest keel I have felt on a Dachshund. Lovely topline with deep strong loin and a sweeping underline. Well angulated behind. Totally balanced in conformation and on the move. He really powered around the ring. Shown in fabulous condition and expertly handled.

2nd Johnson – Africandawns Arry Stottle

3rd Wedge – Dolan Johnny Be Good

Two smart males. Good heads and mouths. Very similar type these two although would prefer a little more size and substance on 3rd and a little more ground clearance on 2nd. Both balanced and moved very well but 2nd lost his topline and 3rd could have had a little more drive behind. I do think many hounds struggled with the heat today and lots that could be forgiven as would perhaps move with more energy and drive on a cooler day.


Post Graduate Dog (3,0)

1st Paskins – Kindeace Texas Ranger

Another real eye catcher from this kennel, always produced and turned out to perfection. Conical head, not overdone. Textbook front with another super keel of good length and long ribbing. Moved really well and not bothering about the heat at all. A true showman! Seriously considered for RCC.

2nd Chapman – Africandawns Justin N Time for Melminds

Smart male, slightly more compact all round. Strong neck and good layback of shoulder but slightly more upright in upper arm. Topline good, underline a little sharp. Strong loin. Well angulated rear. Shows plenty of drive on the move. Good in profile. Well presented.

3rd Dimon – Labbadax Inspiration for Dimerlin


Limit Dog (4,0)

1st Marks – Labbadax Lewisville Texas – RCC

Very similar to 2nd in most ways who won a previous class.  Such a handsome head, all male but not overdone in anyway. Textbook front with a super length of keel, well sprung ribcage carried well back. Strong loin. Super quarters, well angulated and chunky, good width of second thigh with great feet.  A real hound who could do a job. He powered around the ring and in great style. Was so close between 1st and 2nd. Could go either way as they are so similar in type, shape and movement. Pleasure to award him the RCC.

2nd Sutton – Kindeace Texas Tornado at Damai

1st in Graduate

3rd Cross – Loggeta Trouble in Texas


Open Dog (3,0)

1st Roberts – Ch Swansford Gabrieldor

2nd Marks – Labbadax Latimer Kansas

3rd Bennet – Shardaroba’s County File

Three quality males but all of different type. All have good heads, dark eye and good mouths. Elegant neck on all 3. Prefer the front of 1st and 2nd and found 3rd set a little forward. Prefer the topline of 2nd and 3rd as 1st was a little slopey when stacked but held on the move. Loved the ground clearance of 2nd and prefer a little more on 1st and 3rd. Good quarters all round, underlines spot on and all well presented. All three males powered around the ring. A quality class. Pleasure to judge.


Veteran Dog (3,0)

1st Chapman – Melminds Zsylvester ShCM

2nd Cook & Rhodes – Abydachs Rides The Storm to Bournder

3rd Borsuk – IrCh Badamtam’s via Baltica at Follypaws ShCM (Imp Fin)

I have a real soft spot for the veterans. All three were handsome with real mature heads, pleased to see correct full bites on all of them. All of a similar type also. Good fronts, maybe all three could have shoulders set slightly further back. All good long ribbing with the longest keel on 1st and a good keel on 2nd. Balanced rears all with good angulation and width to second thigh. Feet a little flat on some but that’s ok for our older members. The head on 3rd was stunning, real proper conical head with correct planes. It was super to see all three power around the ring, enjoying their special day and all sound. I could easily take all the oldies home.  


Special Beginners Dog – No Entries


Minor Puppy Bitch (1,0)

1st Fossett – Brysdax Skyfall

Quality head which can only get better with age. Front still a little forward and needs to settle into position further back, but of good angulation. Good neck length. Long ribbing carried well back with fair keel. Slightly over angulated behind which meant on the move she was slightly wobbly, but time could help strengthen this up and may settle and work out. Time should help this young girl balance and even out as still very raw but promising.


Puppy Bitch (3,0)

1st Roberts – Swansford Glendadora

Promising youngster, feminine but with plenty of substance. Quality head of good proportions with strong underjaw. Elegant neck flowing into well angulated shoulders which sit well back. Fabulous prosternum and long keel. Long ribbing, topline correct and underline spot on. Balanced hind quarters of good width and strong second thigh. Dripping in a luxurious coat and showing great maturity. One to watch.

2nd Wedge - Dolan Summer Time Blues

Less mature than 1st. Quality head, eye and ear. Strong neck but elegant. Shoulder a little forward still but will fall back with age. Topline and underline good. Enough bone. Hind quarters to settle but of good width and strong second thigh. She is still al little compact at this time but moved well in profile and up and down.

3rd Foley – Wynn By Myles


Junior Bitch (4,0)

1st Whitfield-Roberts – Swansford Gleighdora

Classic head, conical, good planes, good eye and ear. Feminine but with substance. Well angulated shoulders and hind quarters. Topline and underline good. Slightly shy on the move as first show, but enough to see some good quality steps. I hope she settles a little more and starts to enjoy showing as she is too nice to stay home.

2nd Negus – Terramist Vesper Lynd

Slightly toyish in head, prefer a longer muzzle and less stop. Elegant neck into well angulated shoulders, good prosternum, prefer a slightly longer keel but it really isn’t short. Long ribbing, strong loin. Topline settled more on move. Well angulated hind quarters with good width to second thigh. Very nice in profile. Good quality coat.

3rd Chapman – Melminds Maybelline


Yearling Bitch (2,0)

1st Negus – Tekalhaus Cartier Diamond by Tarramist

2nd Cheese – Ranglewood Titania at Suecaseus

1st was slightly shy today but 1st show, moved with plenty of presence though. Good heads on both. Well angulated fronts, but prefer both to be a little further back, long keel on both. Toplines and underlines spot on. Rears of good angulation and width. Both plenty of reach and drive but sadly 1st just gave a little more. Two smart girls but heat was really getting to many hounds today.


Graduate Bitch (2,0)

1st Cheese – Africandawns Heidi Clare at Suecaseus

2nd Vincent – Metadale Monica at Gainscroft

Two nice girls. Heads were classic, conical and of good quality. Fronts of good angulation and set back. Toplines and underlines correct but prefer the keel length of 1st. The rear angulation of 1st was more balanced than 2nd, 2nd being slightly longer in second thigh making her a little close behind on the move. Movement was effortless of 1st and a little more frantic behind on 2nd.


 Post Graduate Bitch (2,0)

1st Marks – Labbadax La Fayette Georgia

Nice to find another long keel from this kennel, long ribbing, strong loin and super topline, underline sweeping but a little close to ground. Conical head of good proportions, correct planes and good eye. Lovely balanced front and rear. Better furnishings all round then 2nd. Moved with purpose.

2nd Wedge Dolan Private Dancer

Playing up with handler today but we could put that down to the 34oC temperature. Smart head, conical, dark almond eye and well-placed ear. Shoulders and hind quarters balanced but prefer shoulders to be set slightly further back, good width to second thigh, padded feet. Topline correct and underline sweeping but a little close to ground. Moved well enough to see some quality strides but really wasn’t on form today.


Limit Bitch (4,0)

1st Miller & Ryan – Bronia Final Fantasy at Cavallibrook (AI) JW – CC

A quality head which is textbook, conical, super planes, eye dark and of almond shape, well placed ears. Front assembly spot on, plenty of prosternum and long keel. Ribbing well back. Rear angulation was correct and balanced. Topline strong and underline sweeping. Strong loin. Movement was effortless and straight in profile, coming and going. Could have watched her all day on the move. Pleasure to award her the CC.

2nd McGavigan & Pettigrew – Clentry Camellia for Pettigans – RCC

Similar to 1st and a real shame to meet her on this day. Beautiful conical head, good planes, dark almond shaped eye and strong muzzle. Elegant neck which flows into well angulated shoulders, plenty prosternum and long keel. Rear was balanced and of good width. Prefer her loin to 1st. She moved really well but again in the heat I think she was starting to flag.  Similar to 1st in most ways. Elegant and feminine. One to watch. Pleasure to award her the RCC.

3rd Fossett – Brysdax Mamma Mia


Open Bitch (4,1)

1st Clarke – Tekalhaus Million To One ShCM

Quite a handy type of bitch to have and I believe she is the Dam to some other class winners. Real quality, feminine head with dark almond shaped eye, good ear placement. Front assembly correct and set well back, hind quarters strong, balanced and well angulated with good width to second thigh.  Well spring ribcage, carried well back with decent keel. Topline strong, deep strong loin and sweeping underline. She has plenty of coat. Moved well up and down but could do with more presence in profile.

2nd Borsuk & Fossett – Baltic Legacy via Amberteckel

Slightly more compact all round. Head a little short in muzzle for me, prefer less stop, good eye though and ear placement correct. Strong neck, shoulders a little forward but of good angulation. Keel of good length, strong loin. Hind quarters strong and well angulated. Topline held on move. A little close to ground for me. Moved well in profile, up and down.

3rd Johnson & Cross – Africandawns Eileen Over


Veteran Bitch – No Entries


Special Beginners Bitch – No Entries


 Judge: Johnny Morgan ( Cotherstone)