Crufts Championship Show 2014
Dachshund (Smooth Haired)
Judge: Mrs E Cooper
BEST OF BREED : SEAGO & GIBBARD Ch Amlida Evora
Dog CC : MCNAUGHTON Cedavoch Strachur
Res Dog CC : PAYTON Hampdach Gold Quest
Bitch CC : SEAGO & GIBBARD Ch Amlida Evora
Res Bitch CC : HIGGINS Leveliss What She Said
Best Puppy : MCNAUGHTON Cedavoch Strachur
I was delighted to be invited to judge my breed at Crufts. I consider this to be the ultimate judging appointment in a Breed Specialist’s career.
Temperaments were excellent, all exhibits displayed the calm steady outlook one expects from a Hound. Although I am not a mouth fanatic, it was disappointing to find several mouths with placement of and alignment of teeth which surprised me. Also length of loin needs to be watched. Several looked a little saggy in the middle on the stack due to being overlong in the loin.
Veteran Dog 3 0abs
1. Jefferey’s Rosenket Heir Apparent at Andax ShCM. Chocolate not in his best coat but his construction could not be overlooked, he is all male, thinks he is the bees knees on the move, he strides out so confidently.
2. Britt’s Rypiece Royal Wurka. His young handler made a good job of his task. Lower to ground Black and Tan who is all of a piece but was carrying a touch too much weight over his shoulders making him look a tad stuffy.
3. Woods Churchoak Cardinal Sin. Chocolate In lovely bloom. Stacked he looked good but front and hind movement was rather erratic on the move.
Special Puppy Dog 2 1abs
1. McNaughtons Cedavoch Sanquar. Red in good body condition. Lovely tight feet. Rear movement is so precise, just needs to tighten up a touch in front. Profile on the stack is lovely.
Special Junior Dog 3 0abs
1 McNaughton’s Cedavoch Strachur. CC & BP. This young boy stood out for me. He is all male without any sign of coarseness. Has strong bone lovely head and eye. So well balanced fore and aft., Good length of ribcage and moves soundly with extension at both ends.
2 Higgins Leveliss Saucy Sailor. Black and Tan. Refined young boy with lots to like. conical head almond eye good body shape moved soundly. Correct length of ribbing, short loin.
3 Gaskins’s Hampdach Too Hot To Hold. Red in hard condition. Good bone and body construction. Sound on the move.
Post Grad Dog 2 0abs
1 Jones Hampdach Who Made Who for Adnerb. Red. Correct head and eye, good length of neck into correctl y placed shoulder correct height to length of body proportions. At one with his young handler
2. Linacre’s Rosenket Rigoletto. Black & Tan smaller type than l nicely proportioned more forechest than 1 but tended to roach slightly on the move.
Limit Dog 9 0abs
1. Peyton’s Hampdach Gold Quest. A dog I have often admired. Masculine head, correct proportions with a correct almond shaped eye, on lengthy neck leading into well placed shoulders. Ribbed well back correct hind angulation which he uses on the move. I see he is the sire of PG class winner and Brother of Open class winner. Res CC.
2. Gaskin’s Hampdach Take it to the Limit with Dovestream. Son of class winner, much the same remarks apply, slightly less hind angulation. In hard condition.
3. Norton’s Matzell Man of the Match. Red who looks good stacked and on the move. Particularly liked his head shape. good feet strides out well.
Open Dog 8 1abs
Another class of good examples of our breed
Hamerlainen, Allerup Neilsen’s Multi CH Hampdach Black is Back. Black & Tan. So nice to go over, in sparkling condition. Construction and movement is excellent. Just thought in the challenge he looked slightly less masculine than my eventual CC winner.
2. Higgins Ch Leveliss This Charming man. Classy Black & Tan who has that look of arrogance about him, he cant be overlooked. Correct height to length proportions, true movement fore and aft, in lovely condition.
3. Manish’s Hampdach Man in Black. Litter brother to class winner and much the same type. Slightly wider in front, well presented.
Good Citizen Dog 2 0abs
1. Starkey’s Carpaccio Jasper from Hamoura. Black & Tan. Nice head shape, correct body shape, good mover, moving true fore and aft.
2. Rosenket Rigoletto
Veteran Bitch. 3 1abs
1. Lovick-Gibbs CH Roletta Keepin up Appirances- Red, worthy CH who could still give the younger ones a run for their money. Feminine but still has plenty of bone, correct construction fore and aft, moved so soundly keeping a level topline on the move.
2. Higgins Matzell Misty Morning over Leveliss. In gleaming condition, such a pretty head. Front construction correct good length of ribbing well boned. Not quite the turn of stifle of class winner.
Special Puppy Bitch 3 0abs
1. McNaughton’s Cedavoch Sornn. Red who won this class on her overall maturity, well conditioned, very sound, keeps a correct shape on the stack. Another from this kennel with tight bunched feet.
2. Hone’s Oxondachs Candy Girl Red who looked lovely stacked. Feminine head and eye. Not so compact as 1. keeps a level topline on the move.
3. Hunts Carpaccio Hershey Kisses. Chocolate. Smart, smaller, compact type. Feminine outlook, handler moved her too fast which tended to throw her front and hindquarters off balance
Special Junior Bitch 2 0 abs
1.Hones Oxondachs Bon Bon Black & Tan. Looked good on the stack and moving. Well handled. In gleaming condition.
2.Wand’s Leveliss Doffin Mistress. Nice to go over but lost her shape somewhat on the move.
Post Grad Bitch 10 2abs
1Raggett’s Silandajo Red Hotter. A bitch I have often admired. Feminine head. Construction fore and aft is so correct which enabled her to move out so freely.Reminded me very much of the Roletta’s who I see she has in her breeding.
2. Jones Adnerbs Betty Boop. Red who looked good today glad to see she at last has lost her baggy underline! Very similar to 1 in most respects just not quite the freedom of movement of class winner
3. Davies Hampdach Amathyst Undeg. Pretty Red who has matured into a very nice exhibit. Well handled
Limit Bitch 7 0abs
1. Dalgety’s Thundergay Bebop a Lula. Black & Tan. A great favourite of mine who was on top form. Carrying just the right amount of weight for her well constructed frame. Most appealing head and expression, good bone. nice tight feet. Kept a good profile on the move.
2. Lovick-Gibbs’ Gameron in Cahoots with with Roletta. Red girl who has come on so well, she was at one with her handler today. No mistaking the breeding, so much the type so consistently produced by this exhibitor over the years. Close up to class winner in most departments.
3. Burke & Manston’s Bonavoir Testa Rossa. Red. Larger type who could be described as a good all-round honest bitch.
Open Bitch 15 3abs
What a lovely class to judge I could have awarded several CC’s in this class. Quality was the order of the day.
1.Seago & Gibbard’s Ch Amlida Evora. Black & Tan. Looked stunning today, she is such a showgirl, never gave up showing herself off, no need to stack her, she just stands and asks for it. Correct conical head on a well arched neck running into correctly placed shoulders. So well angulated at both ends, moved out keeping a lovely profile. I was pleased to award her the CC & BOB
22 Higgins Leveliss What She Said. Black & Tan. Another favourite of mine who gave a good account of herself today. Medium size, with much the same comments on her construction as class winner. So precise in movement looked good from all angles on the move Res CC.
3. Dalgety’s Thundergay Blue Bayou. Black & Tan. One who has impressed me in the past and today she looked good. Larger type who looked the part but on the stack she sank into her front slightly stacked. Love her hindquarters, so well angulated with a correct turn of stifle.
Judge Edna Cooper