Thank you to the committee of Richmond Championship dog show for the invitation to judge Dachshunds at the beautiful setting of Loseley Park. I had an enjoyable day albeit with some travel difficulties. Thank you to all exhibitors for their quality entries and positive atmosphere in and out of the breed ring. I am sure it has been mentioned before, but keeping miniatures within the 5kg/11lb limit is a breeding goal worth keeping on top of. I was most impressed with head proportions across the board and overall presentation of the exhibits, with a very small minority needing nails and teeth in better order.
Dachshund (Long haired)
PD (1 entry)
1st Reid’s Cavillibrook Final Legacy at Maudaxi. 8 month old red male up to size in beautiful condition. He has the most striking head with correct conical shape and beautiful almond shaped eyes. Moderate neck into well placed shoulders and correct depth of chest for age. Strong broad feet and correct feet placement. Good proportions of 2:1 but would prefer a little more ribbing on him. He moved strongly behind with drive. Reserve Best Dog.
OD (1 entry)
1st Cross’ Ch Loggeta Trouble in Texas. 3 year old shaded red male in fantastic coat and body. He oozed quality as he entered the ring with a commanding gaze. Correct conical head with pleasing eye shape. Beautiful reach of neck into well laid back shoulders and plenty of forechest. Correct broad feet placed right at the keel. Excellent ribbing which maintained his level top line both stacked and on the move. Lovely turn of stifle on this male and moved with purpose and drive around the ring. Best dog and Best of Breed.
PB (1 entry)
1st Hanney-Mitchell's Cavillibrook Final Fling Bronia. 8 month old red, litter sister to PD winner. Beautiful outline and again in top condition for age. She has a striking head with correct proportions, slight stop and beautiful almond eyes. Moderate neck into well laid back shoulders and correct front construction. Enough ground clearance for function and gradual underline. Solid top line on the move and good length of ribbing. She moved with ease around the ring and should have a bright future. Best bitch and Best puppy in breed.
JB (1 entry)
1st Cross’ Langelybury Pandora of Loggeta. 1 year old red who was full of life and giving her handler a tough job. Moderate head with beautiful almond shaped eyes. Great depth of chest with ample lung capacity for function. Could be a bit tighter in feet. Firm top line with good length of ribbing and strong rear with good turn of stifle.
PGB (1 entry)
1st Fossett’s Brysdax Skyfall. 2 year old red bitch who was moderate throughout. Correct head proportions but would prefer a more almond shaped eye. Good depth of chest but would prefer slightly more laid back shoulder placement. Ideal 2:1 outline with enough ground clearance and moderate underline. Great size for a standard but would prefer more coat on a long of this age.
OB (1 entry)
1st Fossett’s Brysdax Mamma Mia. 3 year old black and tan bitch in fabulous coat and body. Beautiful outline stacked. Moderate head but would prefer less stop and more of an almond eye. Beautiful neck flowing into good shoulders and excellent depth of chest. Strong broad feet. Solid top line on the move and good angulation behind. Reserve best bitch.