DACHSHUND - WIRE HAIRED
I would like to thank the Crufts committee
for inviting me to judge at the most prestigious event in the dog showing world.
I had some exceptional exhibits, some higher classes where beautiful dogs went
unplaced because the quality was so high. Temperaments were excellent, a real
testament to happy healthy show dogs. I found my main winners to be outstanding,
a combination of excellent type, powerful movement and presented to perfection
by their owners. I was thrilled to find out that my two CC winners were by the
same dog. Congratulations to the Standard Wire exhibitors who have made this
into a fantastic quality breed which I had the pleasure of judging.
VD 1 Moore's Ch/Ir/Am Ch Raydachs Tom Cruisen On. 10 year old dog in superb
condition for his age. Super head and expression, good length of neck, adequate
forechest, tight shoulders. Moved with such verve and drive for his age, keeping
a good outline throughout and presented well.
Sp PD 1 Singleton's Tendrow Drumm Crazy Jethard. Fantastic dog puppy and
extremely smart. Beautiful head and eye, good bone and substance, tight
shoulders, good ribbing, superb rear angulation and very well presented.
However, where this boy scored was on the move. Such fluid movement with
striding and driving action, powering around the ring keeping a good topline
throughout. A real star, will watch his future with interest. 2 Hastings'
Bardings Benny The Dip. Fantastic coated red puppy. Little bit shorter and
taller than first, but still a nice dog. Lovely head and eye, good colour
pigmentation, kept a good topline on the move. 3 Rowe's Boloria Valentino.
Lovely dog stacked, super head and eye, nice lengthy neck and good bone. Very
well handled, just didn't keep his topline as well on the move as first and
Sp JD 1 Vine's Allfreys To Catch A Thief At Cishelvine. These first two could
swap places on another day. This boy is a bit more European in type. Moved with
verve keeping an excellent outline all the time. Lovely head and eye, dropped
down well front and back, tight shoulder, good length and spring of rib and
short, strong loin. Kept a strong topline at all times, moved with purpose and
drive. 2 Gibson's Allfreys Rock Of Gibralter. Excellent coated dog, good head
and eye, excelled on the move just not the hindquarters of first. 3 Dible's
Liebling Sing A Rainbow. Loved this boy stacked up and fantastic forechest, just
needs to strengthen in topline on the move.
YD 1 Patton's Ir Ch Lesandnic Sea The Stars. Fantastic head, eye and expression,
the best of front construction with prominent forechest and well laid back
shoulders, good spring of rib and short loin. Moved with such purpose, his tail
wagging the whole time showing his wonderful temperament, though this could
spoil his outline a little. 2 Vine's Allfreys To Catch A Thief At Cishelvine. 3
Rollinson's Bystock Double O' Seven At Nosinllor. Stood well, a very honest dog
not overdone in any way. Lovely head and neck, excellent ribbing, kept a firm
topline when moving, stood true front and back, harsh coat. Just didn't have the
rear angulation of first and second.
PGD 1 Hastings' Lesandnic Sublimity. Lovely red dog. Not presented as well as he
could have been but moving round he kept a lovely outline and had a powerful
driving gait. Lovely head and eye, fantastic coat for a red, good forechest,
perfect dropdown, well angulated rear and sound fore and aft. 2 Downes'
Aventine You Only Live Twice. Completely different type to first. Superb head
and eye, very compact, good ribbing and short loin, hammy quarters. Moved well.
3 Skinner's Ritterburg Surprise Parcel. Heavier in type than first and second.
Fantastic presentation, lovely head, reachy neck and prominent forechest. Just a
little too heavy for me.
LD Three very different dogs, all very nice and all of which moved with great
verve. 1 Lewis-Crooks' Barmaud Rufus (Imp Irl). Very much my type. This dog
excels especially on the move, keeping a beautiful outline with easy movement
using his hammy quarters to drive out well. Beautiful head and eye, fantastic
front construction and good angles both front and back. This dog pushed hard for
the CC on the move but just lost out on the stack where unfortunately for him
the Open Dog excelled in both. I'm sure his time will come with maturity. RCC. 2
Mease's Barembak Big Leage Bob. Different type to first. Lovely head and eye,
fantastic forechest, nice hammy quarters with good angulation. A great mover
once he got going just not the confidence of first. 3 Draganescu's Treis
Pinheiros Sunday Silence EW'10. Again very different to first two. A little tall
for me but loved the way he moved with purpose keeping a fantastic outline.
Lovely head, eye, neck and front construction, not as good in the rear as first
OD 1 McCalmont's Ch Silvae Zealot. Quality stallion looking dog, really
beautiful in type. Fantastic head and eye, the best of necks, excellent front
construction with prominent forechest, well laid back shoulders and good spring
of rib, nice length and fantastic hindquarters. He just takes your breath away
when he moves out with such drive and force. Perfect fore and aft both when
standing and moving. As always from this kennel perfectly presented. CC. He is
truly a beautiful dog. 2 Segersten &Dible's Multi Ch Lieblings Stormin Norman. A
worthy champion and one I have always admired. A little out of coat but good
texture for a red wire. Scores on the move with beautiful striding driving
action, lovely head and dark well shaped eye, nice lengthy neck, adequate
forechest, good well laid back ribbing and nice hammy quarters. 3 Moore
&Coverley's Ch/Ir Ch Ex Sentia I'm Bond James Bond. Absolutely beautifully
presented, shortens himself a little on the move but lovely head, dark eye, well
constructed front assembly, excellent ribbing with short strong loin. Good size.
GCD 1 Patton's Ir Ch Lesandnic Larsson. Beautiful harsh pin-wire coat, lovely
head and eye, strong neck, super front with lovely forechest and good length of
keel, well sprung ribbing, lovely length and width of second thigh. Moved well.
2 Kirkby's Bystock Bananarama. Nice head and eye, good length of neck. A little
long so not as in proportion as first. VB 1 Kent's Liebling Sweet Charity.
Beautiful construction, lovely head and eye, clean neck, super forechest, tight
correct shoulders, lovely drop down, excellent spring of rib. Looked great for
her age, wouldn't believe she was a veteran. 2 Gibson's Allfreys Ursula. Pretty
head, good lengthy neck, lovely elegance, a little forward in shoulder but nice
to go over, clean underline and kept a good topline. 3 Robinson's Ir Ch
Tagundnacht The Rag Nymph. Almost 15 years old, wow! Very sweet, obviously not
many teeth left but other than that looks fantastic for her age.
Sp PB 1 Phillips' Tendrow Peaches. Super little red bitch. Pretty head, lovely
dark eye and nice expression. Beautiful front construction, good bone, great
spring and length of rib with short loin, lovely underline. Super hammy quarters
which she used to advantage on the move giving her a lovely driving action and
keeping a firm topline. Not exaggerated in any way, very English in type and I
loved her. BP. 2 Singleton's Tendrow Dance With You Jethard. Pretty little
bitch, sister to my BPD. Nice head, lengthy neck, tight shoulders, good
forechest, adequate ribbing. She scores more on the move. Very nice type. 3
Patton's Bardings By The Way. Very much a baby compared to first and second, but
when she matures could be stunning. Fantastic coat, beautiful head, eye and
neck, best of forechest, just not keeping outline of first two, probably due to
age. Everything is there, the rest will come with maturity I am sure.
Sp JB 1 Dible's Lieblings End Of The Rainbow. Beautiful red bitch. Very pretty,
lovely head, eye and expression, lengthy neck, most fantastic front
construction, nice tight feet, good spring of rib with short loin, excellent
hammy quarters. Still looks like puppy at times but lovely type and excellent
drop down fore and aft I am sure she will have a bright future. 2 Rollinson's
Nosinllor Artemis. Beautiful bitch on the move but doesn't make the most of
herself stacked. Beautiful head, lengthy neck, nice feet, good ribbing, well
angulated rear. Very elegant all through, especially on move. 3 Gibson's
Allfreys Lillie Langtry. More continental in type, a little shorted and taller
but nice type just not hind angulation of first two, good length and spring of
rib, kept a good topline standing and moving.
YB1 Pughe &Fraser's Bystock Pussy Galore. Very attractive red brindle bitch and
nice size. Pretty head, very well made totally honest bitch, nice front, good
tight shoulder, good feet and dropdown, stands and moves true fore and aft.
Beautifully presented. Lovely profile on the move. 2 Barney's Malloney On Denise
For Romaunt. Pretty head, moved well, fantastic ribbing with short loin, good
hammy quarters, not exaggerated, a sound honest bitch. 3 Coverley's Avetine
Shaken Not Stirred. Stunning standing, lovely head, neck and shoulders, good
PGB 1 Patterson's Ambiesque Advent For Brumberhill. Really quality bitch, looked
stunning stacked up with her handler getting the best out of her. Pretty head,
eye and expression, fantastic forechest, beautiful shoulder angulation, drops
down true front and back and moves super soundly. 2 Duncan &Richie's
Roteleitungs Black Pearl. Very pretty type, just doesn't give like first. Lovely
head, dark well shaped eye, beautiful front construction, correct harsh coat,
good spring of rib, hammy quarters, good tight feet.3 Robinson's Tagundnacht The
Girl. Nice head and eye, lengthy neck, good spring of rib, well presented.
LB1 Pughe &Fraser's Bystock Black Truffle JW. I gave this bitch best puppy at
her first ever show last time I judged and thought she had great promise and wow
she did not disappoint! Couldn't take my eyes off her from the second she walked
into the ring. Everything I love in a Dachshund. Such elegance, a fantastic head
with dark eye, super lengthy strong neck set into well angulated shoulders,
lovely prominent forechest, good spring of rib, super angulated quarters which
she uses to power round the ring, a pleasure to go over. When she moves she is
so free and easy in her action, keeping a beautiful fluid outline, covering the
ground with ease, super sound and full of confidence. Presented and handled to
perfection. CC & BOB. I believe this is her second CC I am sure the third should
come very soon as I think she is stunning. 2 Draganescu's Darma Of Karma's
Legacy. Very continental in type, scored on her fantastic movement with super
stride and drive. Lovely head, eye and neck, kept a good topline. 3 Clifford's
Ritlo Return To Sender With Ablebody. Much lower bitch, pretty head, good bone,
fantastic tight feet, super ribbing, and hammy quarters. Moved true.
OB This was a really super class with so many bitches that I could have easily
placed first. I was really splitting hairs when it came down to placing them,
and many went unplaced which on another day could have won, it was so close. 1
Bates &Maes-Jones' Ch Derochaise Black Orchid. Gave this bitch CC & BOB last
time I judged and I still love everything about her. A really beautiful bitch
with everything in the right place and a lovely harsh coat. Gorgeous head, eye
and neck, fantastic front construction not overdone in anyway, beautiful padded
feet, good length and spring in ribbing, lovely hammy quarters, always moves
with such ease, super sound and so happy. Well presented. She was unlucky to
come up against a younger bitch who was totally on form and put in the extra
mile on the day. Still a fantastic Dachshund and a very worthy winner. RCC. 2
Paterson's Cloudside Isodora At Ambiesque. Another bitch I have always loved,
taller in type than first and stunning to go over on the table. Beautiful head,
neck and shoulders, fantastic dropdown front and back, kept a perfect topline
both standing and moving. Moved soundly and with drive. 3 Pineiro's
Arg/Bra/Rus/Cro/Rkf/Eur/Int Ch Treis Pinheiros Parejera SW. Nice size very very
stylish bitch, beautiful head, eye and neck, lovely forechest and upper arm,
good spring of rib, keeps good topline, a super mover. Would just prefer a more
hammy hindquarter and a harsher coat. But a bitch you can not over look for her
GCB 1 Perry's Peta Rebecca Von Tagundnacht. Nice head, good bone with nice feet,
good spring of ribbing, adequate front, moved happily.
Mrs Joanne Blackburn-Bennett