GREAT JOINT 5th November 2005
Dachshund (Smooth Haired)
Judge: Mrs Judy Squires (Wirehall)
Puppy Dog (2 Entries) Abs:
Post Graduate Dog (4 Entries) Abs: 1
Veteran Dog (4 Entries) Abs: 1
Veteran Bitch (1 Entries) Abs: 0
Thoroughly enjoyed my day with the Smooths helped by my competent steward. I always consider the Smooths should be the blueprint of all the varieties of Dachshund without the various problems of minaturisation. What you see is what you get, nothing hidden by clever sculpting of coats. I was very happy with the top placings in the classes but was surprised to see a number of exhibits with quite heavy wrinkled. What worried me the most was that many of the exhibits looked so unbalanced with very heavy, overdone fronts with the rest of the body tailing off to a weak rear end, not only does this look strange but affects movement and there is not enough power at the rear to propel the heavy front assembly. I’m sure breeders acknowledge this imbalance and are bearing this in mind in their future breeding programmes. One or two of the younger exhibits weren’t totally at ease on the table but I found all exhibits temperaments very sound and not a single grumble - a credit to owners and breeders. MPD. (1). 1. Hunt’s, Carpaccio Black Sabbath. 6 months old handsome b/tan with everything in the correct place. Lovely outline standing and moving. Higher on the leg than some but well balanced overall body structure. Moved out positively for one so young. Just needs to strengthen in rear movement. Very promising, one to watch for the future. BP. PD. (2). 1. Tite and Eales’, Lauralee Roll of Honours via Rijobeau. Mature looking 11 months old red who didn;t have the shoulder placement of showmanship of Black Sabbath. Good head and eye and forechest, elbows tight into body and adequate bend of stifle. Again would like to see stronger hindquarters but moved out well if a little close behind. 2. Punter’s, Welcumen Kiss Me Quick. 10 months old immature youngster with classic conical head and correct eye. Good reach of neck and forechest and well laid shoulders. Presented a slightly cut up picture on the day. Movement ok but a little soft in topline on the move. Showed a lot of promise, has time on his side. JD. (4). 1. Cooper’s, Sontag Simon Le Bone. Striking b/tan which I liked a lot. Tended to play his handler up but again shows great promise but looked very immature in later strong class. Good head and eye and reach of neck flowing into well placed shoulders and well rounded body. Would prefer lower hocks but had good front and rear angulation. In profile moved out well but could be more positive behind. 2. Burke and Maston’s, Bonavoir Koll Ovation. Another lovely well muscled b/tan with pleasing head and eye. Good depth of body and angulation. but lacked drive in rear movement and tended to lose his outline on the move possibly because he was a little fond of his tail. Preferred the front assembly of my winner. 3. Orr’s, Roseate Tern. PGD. (4). Difficult class to judge. 1. Hedges’, Silandjo Just For You. B/tan with best overall outline of the class. Rather heavy in front but was better angulated fore and aft than Black Eagle. Movement a little erratic as he was playing up on the move and carried his tail a little high. 2. Orr’s, Black Eagle. B/tan who didn;t have the body of the winner as he was too straight in shoulder and rear angulation. He moved positively but lacked any drive. Placed him over Milord who I felt was too narrow in body. 3. Wolage’s, Matzell Milord. LD. (8). Strong class. 1. Luck’s, Cedavoch Celebdil. This well boned b/tan pressed hard for the ticket. A dog of nice size , nothing overdone, completely well balanced in outline and topped by a lovely temperament. Correct conical head and dark eye, good neck and shoulder placement and ribbing. Deep oval front, not exaggerated, matched by correct rear angulation. Therefore sound on the move. RCC. 2. Turner’s, Rosanport Out of the Hat. Loved the elegance of this male. When standing he looked a picture. Lovely head and eye, well arched neck into correct shoulder placement and well rounded body. Good forechest and bend of stifle. Well arched feet and great temperament. His only problem is being too happy (lovely to see), as he had the waggiest of tails which tended to upset his topline on the move. When he settles and mature his time will certainly come. 3. Burke and Manston’s, Marshwick Main Man from Bonavior. OD. (4). All four dogs were a credit to their owners but were of differing types. Probably change places many times. 1. Hunt’s, Ch. D’Arisca Class Distinction at Carpaccio. A smart choc/tan masculine dog. Not so low as some but beautifully balanced and well handled. He never stopped showing and had more animation on the day than Celedbill thus gaining the CC. Good head and eye, well filled front, correct shoulders and good length of ribbing and spring of rib. He moved out well maintaining the correct outline at all times. The bitch went BOB because of her slightly more positive rear movement. Nevertheless a handsome dog and on to be proud of. CC. 2. McCarthy’s, Seatris Laced with Success. Strong, masculine b/tan in gleaming condition. When standing in profile looked to have everything correctly balanced without being overdone. Good head, eye and neck. Correct shoulders and well rounded body with level topline standing and moving and correct hind angulation. Adequate in movement but moved too close behind which let him down but still has a lot going for him and deserved his placing. 3. Norton’s, Ch. Matzell Mateus. VD. (4). So sorry there were no sausages! All three seemed to be enjoying their day out in the spotlight. 1. Molage’s, Ch. Matzell Marmaduke. Lovely 8 year old red in excellent bloom and good outline standing and on the move. Correct head and eye and good teeth and still has well muscled body. Worthy Champion not showing his age, well handled. 2. Scutt’s, Bonaviour King’s, Valliard of Firestorm. Heavier b/tan boy with similar attributes to the winner but had a higher tail set and not such a firm topline as Marmaduke. 3. Jeffery’s, Roleta Choisya Sundance at Andax. MPB. (1). 1. Tite and Eales’, Rijobeau Ready to Rumble. 7 months old b/tan of nice size and quality. Good head and front assembly and correctly balanced body proportions. Movement a little erratic at the moment. Liked to see her later when she has matured and gained more confidence in showing. PB. (3). 1. Britt’s, Undeg Starlight Vin Ryepiece. Another b/tan of 9 months who presented a lovely outline standing but just a little narrow in body. Moved out ok but slightly close behind. 2. Mitchell and Magrath’s, Dubrey’s Dora the Explorer. 10 months old red who was straighter in shoulder and not sufficiently angulated behind and gave a squarer outline altogether. Would benefit from losing some puppy fat as it made her look heavy over the shoulders. JB. (5). 1. Armstrong’s, Lauralee Single Girl. B/tan girl with feminine, classic head and eye. Good reach of neck and front assembly. Moved out well keeping a firm topline but needs to strengthen and muscle up in hindquarters. 2. Rawson and Walkely's, Churchoak Chit Chat with Rosenket. Smaller, neat b/tan with well placed shoulders. Good head and balance of body. Well angulated at the rear with low hocks. IN profile moved well but rear action not as positive as Single Girl, but better boned and stronger in movement than Pandora who looked very elegant stacked. 3. Lerego’s, Tecklegarth Pandora. PGB. (5). 1. Rawson and Walkely’s, Churchoak Hot Gossip About Rosenket. Elegant choc girl with a lot going for her especially when she gains more confidence on the table and shows off her attributes. Admired her type and conformation. Lovely outline in profile with good head, neck and shoulder placement. Firm topline and neat hocks. Moved out freely if a little fond of her tail. 2. Britt and Williams’, Bonavoir Queen Bee. Another bitch of good proportions. Similar remarks apply. Although this b/tan had a more prominent forechest she lots out to Hot Gossip more positive rear movement on the day. Two nice bitches. 3. Hinwood and Little’s, Longmell Double Truffle. LB. (9). Close decisions here. Overall sound movement and toplines decided my placings in this good class. 1. Norton’s, Matzell Melua. Lovely sized bitch with good head, super oval chest, firm topline held on the move. Good bone and muscle and well balanced body. Moved out steadily and correctly. Lovely exhibit who pressed hard in the challenge. Just slightly preferred the overall outline and movement of Miss Midnight on the day. RCC. 2. McNughton’s, Cedavoch Aarwen. A lot to like about this red bitch, but just Preferred Melua’s head and front but the body proportions and balance were close to the winners. A little milky on the day but couldn’t be denied her placing. Well muscled exhibit with low hocks and correct angulation. Won her placing over the rest by having more sound and firmer rear movement. 3. Rawson’s, Rosenket Beautiful Dreamer. OB. (5). Good class of varying types, splitting hairs on all placings. 1. Turner’s, Ch. Marictur Miss Midnight. B/tan girl built on smaller lines but everything there in good proportions and no exaggerations. She also looked as if she could do a days work. Classic outline. Feminine head, good reach of neck, well placed shoulders and good depth of keel and length of ribbing. Well bodied, good upperarm angulation with matching hindquarters. Moved steadily and with drive on a loose lead. Well handled. Just what I was looking for. Nothing flashy or overdone. A bitch presented in good condition and in such a natural easy way. CC and BOB. Chose her over Class Distinction as I just preferred her rear end and movement. 2. Turner’s, Ch. Ratfhouse Read My Lips. I do like this kennel’s elegant type but lost out to the winner on movement on the day. Liked to see her outside. Classic feminine head and eye, good length of neck, upper arm and shoulder placement and well muscled body. Moved out well but not so firm at the rear as Miss Midnight. Nevertheless a worthy Champion and a lovely exhibit. 3. Burke and Manston’s, Ir Ch. Bonavoir Coppelia. VB. (1). 1. Turner’s, Ch. Marictur Marnie. 9 years old b/tan who stood alone but was a worthy winner from the same kennel as my BOB. Feminine head with just a spattering of white whisker, good teeth, reach of neck and front. Well angulated and moved steadily and truly both ways keeping her topline. Again she was shown on a loose lead so nice to see these days. A credit to her owner and I didn’t discount her in the challenge, but she was up against other good dogs who also had the bloom of youth on their side. BV.