Driffield 2007

Dachshund (Smooth Haired)

Judge: Mr Martin Sanders


Dog CC : 961 OXLEY Mrs Y & Mr J P Lauralee The Real Thing At Owlery Sh.CM
Res Dog CC : 945 HUNT Mrs S & Mr J Carpaccio Black Sabbath
Bitch CC : 938 GATHERAL-GRAHAM Mrs S Phaeland Special Delivery
Res Bitch CC : 960 NORTON Miss M Ch Matzell Melua
Best Puppy : 946 HUNT Mrs S & Mr J Carpaccio Precious Pearl
Best Veteran :
BEST OF BREED : 938 GATHERAL-GRAHAM Mrs S Phaeland Special Delivery

Class 305 MPD (3 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: 963 RAWSON Mrs R A Rosenket Kaptain Kirk
2nd: 922 ARMSTRONG Mr M G & Mrs J I Lauralee Charles Dickens

Class 306 PD (1 Entries) Abs: 0

Class 307 JD (1 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 929 COOPER, Mrs E & KERRY, Mr T & KERRY Miss R Sontag Sir Cumference Of Kireton

Class 308 YD (1 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 966 WALKLEY Miss E J Churchoak Cardinalsin

Class 309 PGD (2 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: 954 MACDONALD Miss L K & Mrs J C Carpaccio Black Out at Bensarka

Class 310 LD (5 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: 961 OXLEY Mrs Y & Mr J P Lauralee The Real Thing At Owlery Sh.CM
2nd: 936 EALES, Messrs R & TITE Messrs J Lauralee The X Factor
3rd: 962 PUNTER Mrs M J P Welcumen Kiss Me Quick
Res: 957 MCNAUGHTON Ms L Cedavoch Galadrim

Class 311 OD (6 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: 945 HUNT Mrs S & Mr J Carpaccio Black Sabbath
2nd: 923 ARMSTRONG Mr M G & Mrs J I Ch Lauralee Lloyd George
3rd: 930 COXON, ALLEN & HENNINGSEN Am Ch Jagie's I Love the Night Life
Res: 935 EALES, Messrs R & TITE Messrs J Lauralee Role Of Honour Via Rijobeau
VHC: 932 DALGETY Mrs P Thundergay Archduke

Class 312 MPB (4 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: 964 RAWSON Mrs R A Rosenket Krystal Singer
2nd: 941 HINWOOD Mrs Longmel Tripple Truffle NAF
3rd: 965 TRAFFORD Mr D G & Mrs B Rosenket Jewel In The Crown at Dabrenhof

Class 313 PB (2 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: 946 HUNT Mrs S & Mr J Carpaccio Precious Pearl

Class 314 JB (8 Entries) Abs: 2
1st: 967 WALKLEY Miss E J Churchoak's Modesty Blazes
2nd: 959 NORTON Miss M Matzell Maid Of Honour
3rd: 943 HOLBURN Mrs M Phaeland Strathisla Dawn
Res: 940 GOODACRE Miss S & Ms J Pickardach Maggie Mae
VHC: 927 BETHEL Mr A & Mrs K Hampdach Gemstone

Class 315 YB (1 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 933 DALGETY Mrs P Thundergay Magdalena

Class 316 PGB (2 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 938 GATHERAL-GRAHAM Mrs S Phaeland Special Delivery
2nd: 944 HOLBURN Mrs M Phaeland Some Dreamer

Class 317 LB (6 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 926 BETHEL Miss C L Hampdach Dulcina
2nd: 924 ARMSTRONG Mr M G & Mrs J I Lauralee Under Milkwood
3rd: 928 BETHEL Mr A & Mrs K Regendachs Rich And Famous At Hampdach
Res: 942 HINWOOD Mrs Longmel Double Truffle
VHC: 939 GATHERAL-GRAHAM Mrs S Phaeland Special Devotion

Class 318 OB (5 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 960 NORTON Miss M Ch Matzell Melua
2nd: 925 ARMSTRONG Mr M G & Mrs J I Lauralee Single Girl
3rd: 958 MELBOURNE Mrs D. A. Lauralee Take That To Melriding
Res: 931 DALGETY Mrs P Thundergay Surely Charmed


 Two shows within a week in the same area thatís ok for the northern exhibitors but a long trek for the southerners, one show was bound to suffer! I guess I was lucky to receive an entry of 44 considering todayís entries for this breed. Despite the windy conditions I decided to stay outside and I thought the exhibits and exhibitors coped well having being around long enough to witness such greats as Diplomat- Loudlaughter- Troubador- Madrical and Maid To Measure just to mention a few. I was looking for what I consider in a smooth dachshund the three important ingredients, long, low and level accompanied with bone and substance, conical shaped heads, level top lines and good underlines. Today I had a variation of heads, some poor underlines which where far to short and tucked up; although not all doom and gloom, my day was saved when a SPECIAL- DELIVERY was made!

(3) 1 Rawson Rosenket Kaptain Kirk. b/t baby of just 6 months old, well forward for his age and has lots to like about him. A classic head with good eye and strength in foreface and strength in under jaw, correct length in neck flowing into a good layback of shoulder. His top line is good, although at this stage understandably just needs to firm up. He has a lovely rear with well bent stifles and short hocks. For one so young he moved out soundly coping with the conditions, presented in good bloom and well handled should do well, best puppy dog. 2 Armstrong Lauralee Charles Dickens. b/t plenty to like about this chap as well, he has a classic head which is well balanced, very good in outline, just not the development in body as the winner and did appear to be unsettled by the conditions. 

JD (1) 1 Cooper-Kerry Sontag Sir Cumfrence of Kierton. b/t of merit, correct in head qualities with a keen eye, well filled fore chest standing on correct bone with good compact feet. Overall he has a well balanced profile with good angles both fore and aft sound on the out and back and kept a profile on the go around. Should finish up a decent dog with normal progression.

YD (1) 1 Walkley Churchoak Cardinalsin. choc/tan a fair exhibit all through, masculine head with an ok eye, very good body proportions with ribs carried well back, his top line is good which led to a well angulated stifle. Ok in forward reach but not so positive in the rear.

(2,1 ab) 1 Macdonald, Carpaccio Black Out at Bensarka. b/t decent individual with a good outline, liked him for his overall make and shape, stood on good bone with well padded feet, a little upright in shoulder but this did not detract from his move on the out and back presented in fine order.

(5) 1 Oxley Lauralee the Real Thing at Owlery. a grand stamp of a dog. I would have preferred a slightly better eye but after that thereís plenty to like about this chap. Super in body proportions, well filled fore chest, excellent bone and feet, great ribs which are let down to his elbow and carried well back. Rock hard top line and good underline, excellent quarters with well bent stifles, he powered around the ring with excellent reach and drive, kept his profile on the go around. He was presented in very good order. His coat was gleaming, simply would not be denied, pleased to award him his first cc. Hope he gets his just rewards and gains his crown!!! 2 Eales & Tite Lauralee the X Factor. another exhibit that appealed to me for type. Correct in head, neck and shoulders, good length throughout, with a level top line and well set tail leading to well angulated stifles. Gave off a good profile when stacked, however I felt that this exhibit would benefit for carrying a little more weight, moved ok. 3 Punter Welcumen Kiss Me Quick.

(6) 1 Hunt Carpaccio Black Sabbath. a very honest dog with lots to like about him. Typical head of the correct conical shape, excellent neck flowing into a clean shoulder well filled fore chest, well ribbed level top line leading to a good tail set and well angulated quarters. Very sound both coming and going and kept his top line on the go around. As usual from this kennel he was presented in fine condition and so well schooled. When it came to the challenge I just felt the limit winner wanted it more so had to settle for the res cc today. 2 Armstrong Ch Lauralee Lloyd George. a dog that I have in the past admired and still have not changed my opinion about him. He has a glorious head with a good eye which gives him that arrogant expression. Excellent fore chest and a well angulated rear. He has done so well for his clever owner breeder today however I felt he lacked body condition and was not too happy on the move. 3 Coxon, Allen, Henningsen Am Ch Jagies I love the Night Life. red of merit excellent, in profile with good body proportions, good bone with neat feet, very good ribs which are carried well back. His temperament is A1 and I can see this chap being an asset to some breeding programs if allowed.

MPB (4) 1 Rawson Rosenket Crystal Singer. litter sister to Captain Kirk and has all the attributes to do just as well. Ultra feminine head qualities with a good eye and expression. Correct angles both fore and aft, well ribbed, good bone and feet. Moved steadily on the out and back and kept her composure on the go around. At this tender age still has to firm up but with time this will develop. Another one with a bright future. 2 Hinwood Longmel Triple Truffle. excellent in outline and feminine all through, but just would not put her best foot forward so had to pay the penalty. 3 Trafford Rosenket Jewel in the Crown at Dabrenhof.

PB (2) 1 Hunt Carpaccio Precious Pearl. stood alone here but it would have taken a good one to topple her. She has quality to spare, correct in head which is so feminine, good eye giving an arrogant expression. She is so well balanced throughout; has a lovely outline, stands on good bone with well padded feet, her angles are so true which enables her cover the ground with ease. As usual presented in first class order and well schooled. No hesitation today best puppy in breed.

(8) 1 Walkley Churchoak Modesty Blazes. a very well balanced bitch, feminine head qualities with a kind eye, very good neck well, filled fore chest. Stands on good bone with feet ok, moved with purpose keeping a level top line at all times, very true on the out and back and was well presented. 2 Norton Matzell, Maid of Honour. another quality exhibit and not much too separate between these two. Ultra feminine in head good eye very good balance in body proportions, well ribbed, correct in top line, again kept her composure on the go around, no doubt will change places. 3 Holburn Phaeland Strathisla Dawn. completing a trio of interesting bitches.

YB (1) 1 Dalgety Thundergay Magdalena. again stood alone but warranted first place. Correct head proportions with good eye, well filled fore chest, good ribs, level topline and well developed quarters, slightly loose in underline, moved ok both ways.

PgB (2) 1 Gatheral-Graham Phaeland Special Delivery. wow I was not expecting this at all. Totally grabbed my imagination and sent me back to the hay days of the true smooth dachshund. Could have sworn I saw Alf Hauge looking down and nodding with approval! A bitch that has class, quality, substance and ring presence, the best conical shaped head. Here today with a true dark eye of the correct size which gave off such an arrogant look. Her body is so well balanced with excellent length, terrific fore chest and ribbing and the best underline of the day. Her top line is perfect which leads to a well developed rear with an excellent bend off stifle and short parallel hocks, she is so well constructed that she cannot fail to move. With accurate rear drive and forward reach on the go around she kept a perfect profile even when at times she was allowed to free stand she still looked superb. I am well aware at times she looked a little apprehensive, but considering what had happened to her at an earlier  show I think her owners have done really well to get her back, after all you do not need to prod and poke a smooth haired dachshund its there for all to see! I honestly believe that your breed has a true champion waiting in the wings and I hope that she dose not have to wait too long to wear her deserving crown. Good luck to her owner breeders, thank you for the privilege. No hesitation cc bob. 2 Hoburn Phaeland Some Dreamer. so unlucky to run into the winner in such fine form please keep trying!

LB (6) A class of varying types, with pluses and minuses. 1 Bethel Hampdach Dulcina. won this class on her overall balance, feminine head with good eye, neck ok. Well filled front, excellent ribs, level top line and well developed quarters. Itís on the move that this bitch separated herself from the rest, showing excellent rear drive and keeping a good profile on the go around. 2 Armstrong Lauralee Under Milkwood. lovely bitch to go over and has plenty to like about. A feminine head, good front, ribbing, correct in top line, today however was not as positive in rear. 3 Bethel Regendachs Rich and Famous at Hampdach.

OB (5) 1 Norton Ch Matzell Melua. quality girl and well deserves her crown, super to go over, feminine head of correct shape enhanced by a good eye, excellent front assembly and a well filled fore chest, very good ribbing, level top line leading to a well developed rear with parallel hocks. Moved positive on the out and back and kept a good profile on the go around. Present in excellent condition. RCC today. 2 Armstong Lauralee Single Girl. feminine head, well filled fore chest, excellent body with good ribs, kept her top line on the go around. 3 Melbourne Lauralee Take that to Melriding.

Martin Sanders