When I was first taken to the Dachshund and Dalmatian Shows as a young girl, then held at the Loreburn Hall in Dumfries, I never imagined that I would eventually award Challenge Certificates at The Scottish Dachshund Club Show. When the Show headed to Easterbrook Hall, I then began stewarding with encouragement from the late Mrs McNaughton . I am delighted that for this year at least the Show was back to almost Dumfries, which made it extra special for me. It was lovely to have such quality exhibits from which to choose my winners.Some lost out a little on the move because ,as with all sports halls, lines on the floor may cause the odd issue.
Dachshund ( Long Haired )
V D or B 2
1st J Geeson’s Ch /Bel/Lux/Int Ch Abydachs Giving Off Sparks – so very feminine, long lean head, dark almond eye and proportionate length of neck.Well placed shoulders and length to upper arm. Good ribbing and depth to chest but clear of ground. No exaggeration to rear angles and full rear. Deep, full feet, and in beautiful coat and condition. Seriously considered for top honours. BVIB and BVIS
2nd Garlick’s Ranglewood Arashi – handsome dark shaded red dog ,holding his years lightly. Lovely balanced head, strong jaw and dark obliquely set eye. Has developed a slight dewlap but flowed through neck and well fitting shoulders. Strong in loin and level topline held on the move. Chest full and broad. Liked his rear angulation and powerful stride. RCC
P D 3
1st E. Geeson’s Abydachs Return Of The Night – headed a class of lovely youngsters. Shaded red, 10 months old, with a balanced, conical head ,strong jaw and pleasing eye shape.Flowing body shape, strong bone and well padded feet. Well placed shoulders with length to upper arm. 2 to 1 proportions and straight, soft coat. Efficient and free on the move. Also in the running for top honours
2nd Dare’s Darsoms Zoldare- masculine red, heavier in head with pronounced stop.Well proportioned and pronounced prosternum, strong in bone, full feet and in super coat. Strong in loin and a powerful mover, holding topline
3rd Cook and Rhodes’ Abydachs Free Spirit For Bournder
J D 2
1st J.Geeson’s Abydachs Darkest Night – another two quality boys. This shaded red , litter brother to the previous class winner, took my eye immediately. Masculine, classic head with slightly arched skull, tapering to muzzle, powerful jaw and elegant neck, carrying head forward. Shoulders set right with length to upper arm. Level topline and broad in rear, well angulated hindquarters. Beautiful soft, flat coat. Moved with length to stride and drive from rear, holding topline level. Loved him, CC, BOB and RBIS.Congratulations.
2nd McNaughton’s Cedavoch Dark Magic – absolutely gleaming black and tan eho also appealed. Equidistant skull to muzzle ratio, obliquely placed eye. Prominent forechest and good ground clearance . Strong bone and decent feet. Long croup and balanced hind angulation.A little erractic on the move, though has drive.
PG D 1
1st Wedges’ Dolan Dock Of The Bay - shaded red, head ratios balanced maybe a little flatter in skull but correct almond eye. Enough prominence to sternum and has ground clearance. Well held, level topline, a little curvy at tail set. Compact in body and flat, soft coat in good condition . Active happy mover.
L D 1
1st Paskins’ Kindeace Texas Ranger – handsome, masculine red. Appealed for compact, 2 to 1 body proportions and good ground clearance. Conical head ,slightly rounder eye, good length to neck and forward head carriage. Would prefer just a little more length to upper arm , well held topline and strong loin. Moved out with drive
O D 3(1)
1st Hayes Swansford Clusterdor Mit Dialhouse – mature shaded red with a pleasing head and strong jaw. Prominent in sternum and good shoulder placement. Reach to neck and compact in body. Well off for bone with decent ground clearance. Well coated ,happy but somewhat erractic on the move.
2ndGarlick’s Ranglewood Harvest Song – black and tan with almond eye, though would prefer more width below eye. Strong breastbone, well forward however shoulders a bit more upright than I expected. Profuse soft coat
P B 3
1ST McNaughton’s Cedavoch Blithe Spirit – promising 10 months red who is developing nicely. Well shaped head and eye,and with front and rear angulation in balance and forefront prominent. Correct wrap around front.2 to 1 in proportion and topline held stacked and moving., which she did freely and with good length to stride.
2nd Dare’s Darsoms Zendra – 11 months red with an attractive head ,has quite defined stop. Proportions correct and in flat coat. Prominent prosternum ,could do with a bit more length to upper arm for me. Moved actively and held topline stacked and on the move
3rd Garlick’s Ranglewood Islay
J B 1
1st Foley’s Logetta Wynn By Miles – this chunky red youngster had had a bad fright earlier in the day and was hard to assess on the table. On the ground I could see she had an attractive head and expression , and was a very happy mover. Beautiful shining coat.Hope she gets over it soon.
PG B 3
1ST Mitchells’ Bronia Custom Velvet – lovely red, feminine and of breed typical shape and proportions , fairly balanced in head with dark obliquely placed eye. Flowing through neck and shoulders, spring to rib and level topline, rounded quarters and flagged tail .Beautiful outline and gently merging underline. Moved with great stride and drive. RCC
2nd Wedge’s Dolan Private Dancer – red in soft,flat coat ,pleasing to go over with proportions 2 to 1 , good width to ribbing, prominent forechest and length to sternum. Moved actively just tended to have a rising topline on the stack.
3rd Taylor and Hilton’s Swansford Contagiadora of Delsaux
L B 2(1)
1st Dare’s Swansford Coronadora Darsoms NAF – black and tan with conical head and almond shaped eye. Plenty length to neck though rather angular from neck into shoulders. Good spring to ribs and strong short loin.Super bone and well padded feet. Flat soft coat of right amount. Rather jouncy on the move.
O B 4
1st E. Geeson’s Ch Abydachs Fire In Her Soul – such a neat , feminine red bitch with a beautiful head, almond , dark eye and gentle arch to skull. Length of neck and body proportionate to her size and with good ground clearance. Prominent in forechest, length and width to ribs and strong loin. Super angulation front and rear with strong topline.Gleaming jacket, not overdone. Full striding and free in movement. CC