Dachshund (Smooth Haired)
Judge(s): Mr J Horswell
Best of Breed : Meeuwesen, Tita-Tovenaar Van De Wouwer
Dog CC : Macdonald, Bensarka Phoenix Sun
Res Dog CC : Cooper, Kochana's Celebration of Hacienda at Sontag JW
Bitch CC : Meeuwesen, Tita-Tovenaar Van De Wouwer
Res Bitch CC : Hunt, Carpaccio Cognac Diamond
Best Puppy : Hunt, Carpaccio Cognac Diamond
A variety I always look forward to judging, as you hope to find real Dachshund
type and no coat to hide anything. Judged with our new and very clear standard
very much in mind, looking for a Dachshund that was not too long or too low or
overdone. In short, something that looked like it could work all day. Whilst my
BOB has her failings, she met that criteria. Feet that could dig the right
size, carrying the right amount of weight and she is parallel going away. It
may have been the carpet, but so many didn't use their rears at all. I thought
she was just a bit more together in neck and topline than the choc pup I gave
RCC to, who has a bit to do yet, but is very well proportioned. For BOB the dog
rather 'poked' whilst she went round holding her shape. I think temperaments
are much improved and I am sure this is part of the key to boosting the
popularity of Smooths. Size is also so much improved, but so many were shown
too heavy. They wobbled on the move and it made some of them so nearly touch
the floor. Having said size is better, 26lbs is the upper limit, I feel sure my
top bitches were under this. Feet I am afraid are a major problem. The majority
are bad, spreading flat feet and long nails, often turning in because the front
is so heavy are no use to a Dachshund if it is to work. This is another area
where the BOB winner beat so many. Most are too long in loin. My big surprise
was mouths. Three 'dodgy' bites and some with missing incissors (more so in the
top jaw) or some incissors so small they were just noticeable, something to
watch before it spreads. I know you can't fix everything at once and the change
in temperament is excellent, size is coming and a bit less food would help,
even more. Length, feet and hind action need to be thought about next.
VD(2) 1 Linacre's Caalleria Rusticana. 7 yrs old red d in super bloom, lengthy masculine head, ears a bit low set, good neck, correct forechest, nice deep feet, lengthy ribs but too long in loin, well made rear, true out and back and holds a firm topline. 2 Jeffery's Rosenket Heir Apparent At Andax ShCM. Choc d, rather out of coat and carrying a bit too much weight, super head, lovely eyes, long neck, well laid shoulder, chest too deep and a bit long in loin, not using his rear so well now. Sp
JD(4) 1 Starkey's Carpaccio Jasper From Hamoura. Correct size b/t of very good balance and type, masculine head of length, super neck, best shoulder in class, correct depth of chest, would like a little shorter in loin, holds outline on the move and true out and back, very good rear, just needs to settle to the job to make up. 2 Macdonald's Bensarka Cosmopolitan. Bigger red d with a super temperament, super head, good neck, not the shoulder and upper arm of first, well ribbed but too long in loin, high set tail, uses his rear well. 3 Coxon's Bensarka Incognito. Another lovely temperament on this red dog, masculine, just a bit too low and long, very good forechest, super spring of rib, long ribcage, too much hind angulation.
PGD(8) Rather a difficult class to sort, somewhat mixed for type. 1 Ellis' Tealby Red Between The Lines. Still looks rather raw, Is a very well put together dog, super head, dark almond eyes, long neck, well laid shoulder, better feet than many, very good rear, true out and back, needs to fill in the middle, correct size. 2 Cox &Cobo-Pinto &Fellows' Ralines Dark Knight. Very good size masculine dog in most super bloom, very good head, long neck flows into topline, very well ribbed and correct ground clearance, feet let him down and could be better coming towards, nice rear. 3 Jones' Hampdach Who Made Who For Adnerb. Honest red d, just a bit narrow in front, liked his neck, proportions ok, has a level topline, correct amount of hind angulation, would like more bone, feet ok.
LD (7, 1) 1 Cooper's Kochana's Celebration Of Hacienda At Sontag JW (Imp USA). Although a fraction long, this d has a classy Dachshund outline and everything flows, add correct size, good temperament and enough ground clearance, very good head, just a bit throaty, super neck, well laid shoulder and pretty good upper arm, well ribbed back, correct hind angulation, uses his rear so well. RCC. 2 Norton's Matzell Man Of The Moment. Dog of very good size and type, again he has enough leg length, super head, dark eyes, lengthy neck, just a bit forward in front assembly and short upper arm, well ribbed, correct hind angles and low hocks. 3 Jeffery's Carpaccio Summer Class At Andax ShCM. Carrying a bit too much weight, has a lovely head, his true out and back movement secured the place, less weight would improve neck, well balanced angulation.
OD(9) 1 MacDonald's Bensarka Phoenix Sun. He is a very sound moving dog of correct temperament and fair size, super head, long neck, fairly good shoulder, upper arm a bit short, holds a super topline, very good rear, very good feet, in super bloom. CC. 2 Zubareva's Russkiy Assorti'c Zefir (ATC AL01032RUS). Very different in type to first. I liked his size and leg length, would like a better topline, he is a fraction long and not the rear of first, very good head, strong neck, pretty good feet, very good underline. 3 Rawson's Rosenket Nostra Damus. Another type and lots to admire, loved his head, would like a bit more neck and carrying a little less weight, not the feet of those above. Has a very good topline, enough hind angulation, sound honest dog.
GCD (1) 1 Cavalleria Rusticana. VB(5) 1 Turner's Ch Marictur Uptown Madam JW. Feminine bitch of correct size, super head, dark almond eyes, lengthy neck, feet ok, well laid shoulder, well ribbed, correct rear, just a fraction long, sound on the move, length of stride took the class. 2 Mitchell's Dubreys Dora The Explora. Super size and very well balanced in outline, feminine head, just lacks a bit of strength to muzzle, good neck, a tad long in loin, holds firm topline, true out and back. 3 Hinwood's Longmel Double Truffle. Perfect size, balanced angulation, just a bit slack in top and underlines, feminine head, feet better than many. Sp
PB(2, 1) 1 Hunt's Carpaccio Cognac Diamond. Spot on for size and proportions, 11 mths and has a bit of developing to do, as to be expected, feminine head, correct length of neck, well laid shoulder, feet can tighten, correct topline, a bit long in loin, well sprung ribs, well bent stifle, correct length of second thigh, nice length of stride. BP and RCC. Sp
JB(4) 1 Hunt's Carpaccio Black Pearl. Correct size and like her proportions, very good head, long neck, pleasing front and right amount of forechest, well sprung ribs, a bit too long and croup is at wrong angle. Quite good feet. 2 Macdonald's Bensarka Cheeky Vimto. Lovely head, just a bit overdone in forechest which spoils her balance, correct ground clearance, very good rear, just not the balance of first. 3 Furber's Dorysa Dolly Varden. Very good size bitch, feminine head, just a bit throaty, good neck and front, correct underline, slightly too much arch to loin.
PGB(12, 2) 1 Meeuwesen's Tita-Tovenaar Van De Wouwer (ATC AP01767NLD). Correct for type and proportions, has leg without being leggy. Fairly good feet, lengthy and feminine head, dark, almond eyes, long neck, correct rib and topline, feet fair, ok rear, neck flows well. CC and BOB. 2 Rawson's Rosenket Queen Of Hearts. Very good bitch with super feet, could just carry a bit less weight, long head, eye colour suits her choc coat, super neck, well laid shoulders, well sprung ribs, could just use her rear a bit more. 3 McNaughton's Cedavoch Eindackel Lucretia Black. Correct size bitch who is in such hard muscle, don't care for head, enough neck, well made front and rear, quite good in topline, feet not as good as those above.
LB(10, 1) 1 Neeuwesen's Tita-Tovenaar Van De Wouwer (ATC APO1767NLD). On feet, topline and hind action. 2 Tite's Rijobeau Done N Dusted. Feminine bitch who is a super shape and pretty good feet, feminine head of length, long neck, long upper arm, tight elbows, correct ground clearance, a tad long in loin, well made rear but goes with hocks under her rather than driving. 3 Norton's Matzell Maid In Time. Is a very good b, like her size and length of leg, super head, very good top and underlines, fair front and nice feet, good rear, temperament on the day pegged her back.
OB(12, 2) Movement disappointing. 1 Meeuwesen's Tita-Tovenaar Van De Wouwer (ATC APO1767NLD). 2 Higgins' Leveliss What She Said. Earnt place on being so true out and back, which is where so many failed here, would like a bit less weight on her, super head, good neck, well made, bit too long in loin and not the stride of winner. 3 Macdonald's Ch/Am Ch hampdach Classic Gold At Bensarka. Elegant bitch with lovely head, just a bit too long in back, neat feet, super neck, shoulder well laid, short in upper arm and looses shape on the move, nice rear.
GCB(1) 1 Kerry's Ralines Pretty Woman At Kireton. Choc b of very good size, feminine head, good neck, feet could be better, just a bit long in loin and would prefer a better rear.