City Of Birmingham Canine Association 2013
Dachshund (Wire Haired)
Judge: Ms Susan
DACHSHUND - WIRE HAIRED
1, Best of Breed and Puppy Group 4 Coverley's Aventine Jamaica Inn. Lovely sized
brindle dog. Well put together, harsh coat, masculine head with kind expression,
eyes full of mischief, correct dentition and strong underjaw. Good bone and
feet, lovely neck and shoulders, well-muscled and not carrying too much weight
which resulted in light, free movement with plenty of reach and drive, parallel
both ends and showing with style and exuberance. Delighted to award him Best of
Breed and Best Puppy and to see him gain Puppy Group 4.
PGD (2) 1 Webb, Mifsud & Bassjoy's Take a Chance On Me at Bassjoy. European in type and workmanlike in shape; a rangier dog who needs time to finish. Overall, a balanced exhibit with an attractive head and neck, enough forechest and well ribbed back. Well muscled, could carry a bit more weight to complete the picture. His energetic, sound, happy movement with good front reach earned him his first place. 2 Weatherer's Salixian Levante Via Itsuitzuz. Heavier boy keeping a lovely shape both stood and moving. Excellent coat, good temperament and steady mover. Preferred height to length ratio and extension of 1st on the move.
OD 1 and Reserve Best Dog Davies' Atahira Joie De Bleu. Black brindle dog with a beautiful head and neck held well on the move. Correct harsh coat in gleaming condition with good undercoat, correct dentition and outgoing temperament. Lovely outline stacked, moved soundly with verve, his exuberance can spoil his rear movement at times, earned his place over the 2nd with his elegant neck and front. 2 Gibson's Allfreys Rock of Gibraltar. Another sound young dog who moved well with everything in the right place. Harsh coat, masculine head, lovely bone and feet. Just carrying a bit too much weight which affected his neck and shoulder line.
PB (4) 1 Smith's Tendrow Rouge et Noire at Salixian. Red brindle bitch with lots to like. Super coat, very pretty head, chunky bone, low hocks and hammy quarters which showed well in her profile movement, still needs to tighten a little in rear movement. 2 Edwards & Lavin's Bellavin Alfreda. Brindle puppy of a more elegant type. Correct height to length, front developing well, pretty head and soft expression, loved her neck which flowed into well placed shoulders. Moved soundly and steadily to take 2nd in this nice puppy class. 3 Gibson's Allfreys Sternchen Alrisha.
JB (1) 1 and Reserve Best Bitch Gibson's Alfreys Greta Garbo. Compact brindle bitch with super bone and substance, good head and lovely dark eye. Neat package with a lovely shape and pleasing to go over, when she can be persuaded to stand still. Very outgoing and exuberant, which is delightful but made it hard to assess her movement. She got it together enough and settled into her stride with energy and purpose to earn Reserve Best Bitch. Could carry a little less weight to advantage.
PGB (1) 1 Smith's Salixian Leveche. Brindle bitch with correct proportions. Coat in good condition, pleasing head and front, enough ribbing and angulation, moved soundly, keeping a correct outline.
OB (4,2) 1 and Best Bitch Coverley's Aventine Shaken Not Stirred. Beautiful brindle bitch with everything the standard requires. Pretty head with correct eye shape. Good ground clearance, super harsh coat, well presented, correct dentition, well muscled, good angles, short loin. Looks fit and lithe on the move, keeping a strong topline and moving effortlessly with drive and parallel back and front. Just lost out for best of breed to her kennelmate who had the edge with his super front reach. 2 Chambers' Tendrow Whoop's A Daisy at Hototo. Heavier bitch with a super coat, correct dentition and happy disposition. Good head and front, enough ribbing and moved with energy. Slightly erratic and not as effortless as 1st on the move.