Manchester Championship Show 2014
Dachshund (Wire Haired)
Judge: Mr A P Rees
JD (1) 1 BD and BOB,
Coverley's Aventine Jamaica Inn. On entering the ring this youngster caught my
eye for quality and balance, he is excellently constructed and very well
angulated front and rear. He is presented in fantastic coat and condition, which
gave him the edge over the open bitch in the BOB challenge. A little playfull at
times but when settled he ticks all the boxes will watch his progress with
OD(1) 1 &Res BD, Downes' Aventine You Only Live Twice. A strong impressive headpiece into well muscled neck of moderate length. Firm topline held well, both on the move and stack, with excellent ribbing with short well muscled loin. Presented in good coat.
PB(2) 1, RBB &BPIB, Edwards &Lavin's Bellavin Alfreda. The more mature of the two in the class with pleasing head and body proportions for her age, she is of excellent size, body and bone, standing on great feet, using herself to full advantage on the move. 2 Webb's Beatrice Of Wanaby Bay (Imp) ARAF. Very much the raw baby who will need some time to grow on, however, she has the proportions and angulation to develop into, and she is full of confidence and showmanship, which will be a great asset.
JB(3, 2) 1 Paterson & Paterson's Ambiesque Agna. Impressive head and expression into long strong neck, longer cast in back and loin than I prefer, but still holding a firm topline. Very true on the up and back with free flowing profile action.
PGB(2) 1 Coverley's Aventine Dawn Patrol. A very elegant girl with excellent angulation, good height to length proportions, presented in superb coat condition, would just like to see her a little more settled when moving away. 2 Moore's Romanchi Bella Bella. A more compact fuller bodied bitch than class winner, who holds a very clean cut outline both on the stack and move, would just like her to use herself better on the move, especially in profile, where she appeared a little less enthusiastic.
OB(3) 1 &BB, Barney's Ch Molloney On Denise For Romaunt. One I judged back last year at Border Union awarding her BAVNSC Hound Bitch. She impressed me again today, especially in profile on the move where she is untouchable, however, her coat was nowhere near good enough today and this lost her BOB in the final challenge. 2 Coverley's Ch Aventine Shaken Not Stirred. Another stunning bitch who I liked a great deal and was just edged by first on profile movement, although she could easily have swapped places, such was the closeness of the decision, her coat had been completely stripped out, which also detracted from the overall picture.3 Edwards &Lavin's Romanchi Kikima Of Bellavin.
Anthony P Rees