Dachshund (Wire Haired)
Judge(s): Mr M Caple
sBest of Breed : Phillips, Ch Tendrow Peaches
Dog CC : McCalmont, Ch Silvae Zealot
Res Dog CC : Lewis-Crooks, Barmaud Rufus
Bitch CC : Phillips, Ch Tendrow Peaches
Res Bitch CC : McCalmont, Ch Silvae Zeal
Best Puppy : Davies, Atahira Joie De Bleu
DACHSHUND - WIRE HAIRED
I felt greatly honoured
to receive the invitation to judge this delightful variety of Dachshunds at Crufts.
I was very pleased with the numerical entry of 99 hounds, and thank exhibitors
for giving me the privilege of assessing your wonderful hounds. I had a really
enjoyable day and I was very pleased with my main winners. As always
temperaments in this variety were excellent, coats were also good. I thought
that the BOB, "Tendrow Peaches" put on a wonderful display in the Group ring,
the action shot of her in profile movement was superb, and I felt she deserved
to be shortlisted in the Group. That said it is now 20 yrs since I first
awarded CC's to this variety and I am sorry to say that many of the
shortcomings in construction identified then still apply today i.e. shortness
in length of upper arm together with insufficient layback of shoulder blade.
Something that I had not experienced before was apparent over angulation in the
hindquarters i.e. extra length in the shin-bones and long hocks, coupled with
insufficient width across the hindquarters. Placing's were based solely on
performance today. The determining factors being not only type but also how
dogs carried themselves and whether or not they were sound in movement with
good reach and drive. I could not place dogs on what they had done previously,
hence unfortunately there were disappointments, but that is the name of the
VD(1) 1 North-Row's Ir Ch Barmaud Jacob. Chunky well boned 7 yr old brindle of good proportions, very masculine in outlook with appealing head/eye and strong jaw, well filled front, neat elbows, balanced in fore and hindquarters, well ribbed back, presented in good harsh coat, good sound movement, driving off short hocks.
Sp PD(4) All quite different in type and stages of maturity, it will be interesting to see how they develop. 1 Davies' Atahira Joie De Bleu, BP. 13 mth, dark brindle with immediate appeal, chunky and well boned, very much "all together" in his build, liked everything about him, appealed in head/eye, well filled oval front, balanced proportions and good angulation in fore and hindquarters, good bone and feet, ribbing carried well back, short loin, had good width with well rounded "hammy" quarters, carried himself really well with sound driving movement off short parallel hocks. I see from the catalogue that his dam was my bitch CC winner the last time I judged the breed. 2 Moore's Metewand Bogen By The Sea. Younger brindle at 10 mths, out of a slightly larger mould and still at the "gangly stage", has all the essentials to develop into a sound dog, at this stage is not as together as the winner, he has good body proportions, strong bone and a harsh jacket. Has the fore and hind angulation that I was looking for. 3 McPherson &Paterson's Fransin Brasilian TP Panettone (Imp). Higher stationed, lighter framed brindle of 13 mths with immediate appeal at the stance, liked his size and outline, is obviously more continental in type and is narrower all through than those above, lacks the development in fore-chest and hindquarters that I was looking for, though this could come with maturity. Was well presented and in excellent harsh jacket.
Sp JD(3) 1 Paskin's Kindeace Blue Savanah. Most attractive quality dark brindle just short of 18 mths, had everything required, lovely size, proportions and bone, well filled front, neat elbows, ribbing well back, short loin, good width all through, balanced angulation in both fore and hindquarters, nicely muscled hindquarters and short hocks, in excellent harsh jacket, liked the harsh leg furnishings. Moved out soundly and smartly. 2 Weatherer's Salixian Levante Via Itsuitzuz. Another dark brindle of 15 mths, at the moment some way behind the winner in terms of maturity, pleased for size, proportions and coat, fore chest needing to develop and fill, pleased in ribbing, lacks the hind angulation of first. Moved out smartly. 3 Robinson's Tagundnacht Mr Bojangles. Slightly larger framed brindle of 16 mths, still very immature, whilst he holds a reasonable outline at the stack, he does not maintain it on the move, would prefer to see more angulation in the forehand with more length in upper arm, together with shorter length of hocks. Coat looks to be ok but needs tidying up.
YD(6, 2) 1 Webb &Mifsud's Bassjoy Take A Chance On Me. 21 mth brindle of pleasing size, of continental type being rather higher on the leg, still rather raw and needing to mature, pleased in most respects, held a good outline and was more steady in his movement, coat was harsh but rather sparse, excellent leg hair. 2 Hubbe's Treis Pinheiros Faberge. At the stance this 21 mth dark brindle was the stand away here, held a super outline and was of ideal proportions, good bone, well developed forechest, ribbing well back, however the outline was achieved by sitting down on his greater length of hock, when moving away he was not as steady as the winner. Coat was very good with harsh furnishings. 3 Hastings' Bardings Benny The Dip. Well coated rich red of 21 mths, liked his bone and feet, still needing to develop in forechest and mature all through, felt that he was capable of performing better than he did here.
PGD(8, 2) Found this to be a disappointing class. 1 Hastings' Lesandnic Sublimity. This mature 3 yr old red, stood away here for his overall outline and type, liked his proportions, construction, ribbing and strength of bone, looks better on the move than at the stance, in good jacket. 2 Draganescu's Ford Of Karma's Legacy. A smaller more compact brindle of 20 mths, presenting an very neat package, higher on the leg, well presented and handled, although he does not need to be moved at such speed, in common with other continental dogs, found him to be narrower all through and with rather too much hind angulation, in excellent coat. 3 Langley & Adkins' Philisha Jack Be Nimble. Fully mature 5 yr brindle of larger size, pleased in outline at the stance, but was not quite as sound on the move as those in front.
LD(10) High quality class. 1 McCalmont's Silvae Quantum. This brindle youngster of 16 mths immediately catches ones attention, lovely head/jaw and eyes, firm outline, superbly put together, liked his well filled front, neat elbows, lengthy ribbing, strong loin and with rounded, well muscled quarters, good strength of bone and well bunched neat feet, good fore and hind angulation enabled him to move out with an easy stride. In excellent jacket. Only lack of maturity kept him from higher honours, certainly one for the future. 2 Singleton's Tendrow Drumm Crazy Jethard. Another brindle youngster of 22 mths, perhaps of better size, again presents a pleasing outline and with lots to like, ticked all the boxes with regard to breed points, ribbing, angulation, good bone and well bunched feet, felt that he did not project himself quite as well as the winner, moved out soundly but would like to see a little more drive in hind action. Well presented in good jacket. 3 Seath's Sunsong Whisper A Promise. This chocolate/tan of 2 yrs completed a trio of good prospects for the future, liked his outline and overall proportions, masculine in outlook, moved out smartly, thought those above scored in front construction. Well presented in good harsh jacket.
OD(14, 2) This was a class of excellent quality, hotly contested. 1 McCalmont's Ch Silvae Zealot. DCC. Fully mature stallion hound who commanded the ring, 3 yr brindle half brother to the Limit winner, has everything that I was looking for, loved his head carriage and general deportment, masculine houndy headpiece, strong jaw, good length of neck into smooth well laid back shoulders, good length and return of upper arm, pronounced pro sternum, with well filled oval thorax, firm hard body, ribbing well carried back, short firm loin, into well angulated and rounded hindquarters, well carried stern, moved out effortlessly with good reach and good drive off short hocks, the real deal. 2 Lewis-Crooks' Barmaud Rufus. RCC. Red lad almost 3 yrs, awarded him a Res CC last time I judged, was unlucky to meet the winner in such fine form, still like him a lot, is much better on the move than at the stance, has a good head/eye and expression, great body and ribbing, particularly liked his rear parallel driving movement, but could not quite match the front of the winner, well presented coat. 3 Dible's Multi Ch Lieblings Stormin Norman. Fully mature rich red, who I see is the sire of Rufus, lots to like, of lovely type and size, thought that he was capable of more than displayed today, has all the breed points required, as one would expect from his many titles, moved out soundly but without real enthusiasm, presented in good jacket but would look better with more facial furnishings.
GCD(2) 1 Patton's Int/Ir Ch Lesandnic Larsson. Fully mature brindle with pin wire coat, nothing to hide with this close coat, of continental type being slightly higher on the leg, well put together and scored here on his movement, with good free stride. 2 Smith's Salixian Eclat. More compact brindle of chunkier build, most attractive at the stance, pleased in most respects, but could not match the movement of first.
VB(3) 1 Pugh & Fraser's Ch Bystock Pumpkin Pie. Very pleasing class of mature ladies, found this 7 yr old brindle to be the best overall for construction, size and bone, in excellent jacket and moved out soundly with enthusiasm. 2 North-Row's Ir Ch Barmaud Jessica. Another 7 yr old brindle of slightly larger frame, I see she is the dam of "Rufus", very pleasing for type, and construction, but thought that she would look better carrying more condition, again moved soundly and freely. 3 Kent's Leibling Sweet Charity. 10 yr old brindle of lovely size and outline, nicely put together, good bone and in good jacket, felt that she was a little overwhelmed by the occasion and this affected her movement.
Sp PB(6) 1 Orchard &Whitelock's Boloria's Hershey Kiss. Most attractive 10 mth choc/tan, appealed for her type, sound construction and size, liked her shoulder placement and forehand assembly, with legs placed well under her body, good ribbing and topline, can still settle in her hindquarters, moved out the soundest in this class. 2 Rowe's Boloria's Naughty But Nice. 10 mth old choc/tan, litter sister to winner, of slightly larger frame with more ground clearance, moved out smartly with enthusiasm, could not quite match her sisters forehand construction. 3 Vine's Chiselvine Cazadokes. Brindle baby of 8 mths, loved her type, was quite overawed by the occasion, but has real potential. Very well put together, presents a pleasing outline, has a good jacket, showed glimpses of sound movement.
Sp JB(6) 1 Bates &Maes-Jones' Derochaise Elegancia. Thought that this quality d/brindle of 17 mths, stood away here for her well balanced outline, size and sound free movement, very well put together, good bone and well bunched feet, pleasing angulation in both fore and hindquarters, well filled front, firm topline, ribbing well carried back and with short loin, most pleasing prospect for the future. 2 Robinson's Tagundnacht the Gypsy Girl. Most attractive lighter brindle of 16 mths, out of a slightly larger frame and was higher stationed, has good bone and feet, lengthy neck into good forehand, well ribbed back, in good jacket, looks to have potential and was sound in movement. 3 Smith's Salixian Leveche. Attractively headed brindle of 15 mths, of pleasing size, but slightly longer cast than those above, lots to like, presents an attractive overall outline, in good jacket and moved out with enthusiasm, preferred the fore and hindquarter assemblies of those above.
YB(8, 1) 1 Patton's Ir Ch Bardings By The Way. Striking rich red of 21 mths. I see that she is sired by the Post Grad winner, much to like, such a sound free mover, in fabulous harsh jacket, feel that she has still to come to her best, would look even better with a touch more hind angulation and slightly shorter hocks. 2 Morris' Wagsford Winona. Very typy brindle of 18 mths, shows much potential, still needing to mature to fulfil that promise, felt that she scored in hind angulation over the winner, but could not match the front assembly or carriage and deportment of first. 3 Lewis-Crooks' Black Beauty By Kormeese Creado. Neat and chunky d/brindle of 23 mths, more compact with a pleasing outline, well presented and handled, in good jacket, did not have the scope on the move of those above.
PGB(6, 2) 1 Vine's Cishelvine Echoes Of The Sea. Attractive 2 yr old brindle who was the soundest in this class, appealed for type and outline, still appears immature, well put together with the best forehand with well filled front, good bone and feet, good ribbing and with well rounded "hammy" quarters, pleasing jacket. 2 Brown's November Storm For Ablebody. Very smart and well presented 2 yr old red in excellent harsh jacket, good overall shape, moved out with slightly more drive than first, but could not match the front of winner. 3 Rowe's Derochaise Atlantica To Ablebody. Attractive 17 mth d/brindle with lots of appeal at the stance, firm in outline, but could not match the movement of those above.
LB(12, 2) Hotly contested class. 1 Moore's Cloudside Lara. Fully mature 3 yr old light brindle of lovely type, holds a super outline, very pleasing head/eye and expression, very well constructed with balanced angulation in both fore and hindquarters, really well filled oval thorax, strong bone, neat feet, good in both topline and underline, ribbing carried well back into short strong loin with slight rise, hindquarters are well muscled with short hocks, moved out really well with sound driving movement, just needing her coat to come fully through to complete the picture, was close up for top honours. 2 McCalmont's Silvae Quintet. Rangier 15 mth old light brindle with much to like, litter sister to Limit Dog winner, giving away a lot in maturity, has so much promise, would not want her any larger, really houndy in head and expression, strong jaw, lengthy neck into well laid shoulders, well filled front, holds a firm outline, perhaps could be a shade shorter in the hocks, moved out really well and was topped off with a good jacket. 3 Singleton's Tendrow Dance With You Jethard. Attractive headed brindle of 22 mths, completed this trio of super bitches, of very pleasing size and balanced outline, has all the essentials, front, bone, angulation, ribbing, musculature and coat, like her brother in Limit Dog, I thought she was capable of putting on a better performance, not quite together on the move as those above.
OB(12, 2) Class of real quality. 1 Phillips' Tendrow Peaches. CC. & BOB. 2 yr old red of real quality, has the most beautiful head and expression, with the darkest pigment, loved everything about her, so well put together, of lovely size, presents a picture of balanced outline, with ideal angulation in both fore and hindquarters, well let down hocks, ribbing well sprung and well carried back into short firm loin with slight rise, really well muscled hindquarters, good bone and well bunched feet, all wrapped up in a rich red harsh jacket, holds herself so well on the move with a free and easy effortless action with well carried stern. 2 McCalmont's Ch Silvae Zeal. Res CC. I see that this classy 3 yr old brindle is litter sister to "Zealot", what a good litter this must have been, close up to winner, holds a super outline, has everything required in terms of conformation, front, ribbing, fore and hind angulation, great bone, feet and excellent jacket, came down to overall proportions and attitude. 3 Pughe &Fraser's Bystock Pussy Galore. This quality brindle of almost 3 yrs completed a trio of beautiful bitches, of pleasing size and outline, very neat with good bone and feet, balanced angulation in both fore and hindquarters, well presented in excellent jacket, moved out soundly.
GCB(3, 1) 1 Perry's Petal Rebecca Von Tagundnacht. Fully mature light brindle of 6 yrs, houndy head with strong jaw, well put together, with well filled front, good bone and feet, moved out smartly, pleasing jacket. 2 Paskin's Kindeace See Emily Play. Smaller framed brindle of 4 yrs, more feminine in outlook, with not quite the balance and movement of first, excellent pin wire jacket.