Wirehaired Dachshund Club 2017
Veteran Dog or Bitch (5
Good Citizen Dog Scheme Dog or Bitch (4 Entries)
Minor Puppy Dog (4 Entries)
Special Yearling Dog (2 Entries)
Post Graduate Dog (2 Entries)
Minor Puppy Bitch (7 Entries)
Puppy Bitch (5 Entries)
Special Yearling Bitch (4 Entries)
Post Graduate Bitch (7 Entries)
Limit Bitch (10 Entries)
THE WIREHAIRED DACHSHUND CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW
SUNDAY 26th MARCH 2017
Many thanks to the committee of the Wirehaired Club for the invitation to judge
at this premier show for our lovely variety. Thanks also to my stewards for their
assistance (even though the first ladies had to retire hurt). Thanks also go to the
exhibitors for the lovely entry and the sporting way my decisions were taken.
It has been 10 years since I last judged this variety and I would like to be able to
say how much they had improved but I am afraid I think the reverse is true. Type
is very varied and not at all consistent. I like to judge dogs on the move and I
make no excuse for moving them round and round as it can take at a couple of
turns before some dogs get into their stride. I was shocked by the movement
both fore and aft on many of the exhibits and this greatly affected my final
placements. I felt that shoulder placement was forward and steep with the
addition of short upper arms it gave very stilted gait and many dogs often had
steep hind angulation with little return of stifle which meant that they had little
drive and no follow through. Easy to disguise in the stack but not on the move.
I do like to see a clean pair of heels when dogs move away from me. Many lacked
muscle tone and movement could be improved with regular exercise. Mouths
were on the whole ok although some bites were very tight and I found one level
bite. The teeth were very clean which is more than I can say for some of the
dogs. I had to wipe my hands several times during the judging a good groom is
all it takes. On a positive note most of the dogs had excellent temperaments and
the few that didn’t respond to my hand mainly did so because there was no food
in it! I thought overall coats had improved as had presentation in many cases. I
was however really pleased with my winners and it was good to see the BOB go
BIS and the BPIB go BPIS congratulations to both.
V D/B 5(3). 1. MCCalmont’sCh. Sivae Mystic, hard to believe that this girl is 10.5.
Still so balanced with text book front and rear showing many younger dogs how
to move round a ring with style and panache. Loved her. 2. Patton’s Ir. Ch
Lesandnic Libertine. Another nice bitch lovely head and again with good front
assembly flowing into long ribbing she also moved with purpose. Excellent coat.
3. Moore’s Ch/Ir Ch Ex Sentia I’m Bond James Bond.
GC D/B 4(1). 1. Dean’s Brontillow Grace Darling – Nicely balanced dark brindle
who came into her own on the move. Lovely head with correct eye flowing into
a good length of neck and a reasonable layback of shoulders which meant she
had a better front than many. Good coat texture and presentation which
improved after some of her leg hair was removed. Good tight feet which is
something I really look for this is after all a digging breed. 2. Patton’s Int/Ir Ch
Lesandnic Larson. This dog had a fabulous harsh coat and was a good mover. No
mistaking that this was a male with strong head again with well laid shoulder
and good ribbing. Lovely tight feet. Just felt the winner had the edge on hind
angulation. 3. Ellis’s Greyhayne Lilibet of Vixendax.
MPD 4(1). 1. Rowe’s Boloria Cincinnati Very mature choc with good coat texture.
Best front construction in the class although he could have more upper arm.
Ribbing goes well back which helps to support his topline which he retained on
the move. 2. Patton’s Lesandnic Ludovic. Very immature puppy with lovely head
and eye flowing into good neck. Shoulders are rather forward at the moment
and coupled with short upper arm it did affect front movement. Greenwood’s
PD 8. 1. MCCalmont’s Silvae Kinsman. Really liked this puppy. Immature but at
his age immaturity is not a fault in my eyes. Best of heads and excellent coat. So
well put down. Made correctly so moved true fore and aft with his topline held
at all times. Excellent ribbing and good feet coupled with good tailset
completed the picture. 2. Cloudside Picasso. Another very nice puppy made in
slightly larger mould but similar remarks apply again good breed type. Not quite
such a harsh coat as winner but still good texture. 3.Gwyer’s Ludlow Lapis Lazuli.
JD. 4. 1. Moore’s Megline Aramis. Won this class on his movement – strode out
with purpose showing a clean pair of heels. Good breed type. Has a larger frame
with lots of maturing to do but again immaturity is not a fault. Best of heads
with excellent eyeshape. Good coat texture and well presented. 2. Maes Jones
and Bats’ Derochaise Versace. Another good type with excellent coat and good
head. Felt he just lacked the hind drive of the winner with less follow through.
3.Arthur’s Hototo ‘s Bark at the Moon.
Y. 2(1). Vine’s Cishelvine Caught Out. Nicely balanced brindle with harsh coat.
Lovely head and good outline. Lacked upper arm which made him move rather
wide in front.
PGD 2(1).Howe’s Romanchi Nooksack at Vraibleu. Good breed type with nice
head. Ribbing set well back and well muscled. Lacked hind drive.
LD 6. 1. Wharton & Pughe’s Derochaise Black Tarquin. In top form today.
Excellent head and neck with reasonable layback of shoulder to be picky could
have more upper arm but movement is very sound. Good length of ribbing and
sound topline. Looked as if he could have gone round all day presenting a lovely
outline with good solid movement in profile. Again with good muscle tone. So
well presented and handled. CC. 2.Vine’s Derochaise Justified for Cishelvine.
Litter brother to above I believe and similar remarks apply. Just not as positive
on the move as winner. 3. Langridge’s Tendrow Elberta.
OD. 7(5). 1. Patton’s Ch/IrCh Lesandnic Sea The Stars. Mature hound with lovely
type and balance. Moves around the ring with great purpose. Good front
flowing into excellent ribbing and strong muscular hindquarters. Could have
more coat and would prefer tighter feet. 2. Lawrence and Langley’s Allreys Black
Grouse. Different type to class winner but I liked him a lot. Shorter coupled but
with good angulation fore and aft. Good coat texture and well presented. His
handler doesn’t always get the best out of him in the stack but he comes into
his own on the move. 3.Phillip’s Tendrow Replayed in Blue.
MPB 7 (1). A very difficult class all the exhibits were very immature and their
toplines and movement reflected this. 1. Hutchings Tendrow I Am The One.
Most mature exhibit with best of the toplines. Lovely head with good eyeshape.
Good front but toes in behind. Interesting coat texture. 2. Patton’s Lesandnic
Lily The Pink. Nice type but a real baby who I think needs a bit more time to
come into her own. 3. Tendrow I Am Legend.
PB. 5. Warren’s Wagsford Jennifer. Lovely type with excellent balance.
Reasonable shoulders and still time to develop more pro sternum. Typical head
with good eyeshape . Moved out really well presenting good profile and drive.
Bodycoat very good but would benefit from more attention to leg hair. B.P. and
B.P.I.S. 2.Vines Cishelvine Just An Enigma. Again lovely type with correct
angulation at both ends. Ran up slightly on the move which would improve with
more muscle tone. Handler didn’t I feel get the best out of her. More mature
and finished than 3. 3.MCCalmont’s Silvae Kizmet.
JB. 5(2). 1.Seath’s Hella’s Ozlem At Sunsong. Lovely type with super harsh coat.
The best of shoulders and excellent ribbing. Holding topline at all times and
although she gave her handler a hard time in the stack she looked better and
better with each circle of the ring. Excellent muscle tone which meant she
looked as if she could go all day. Res CC.2. Maes Jones & Bates Derochaise Elusia.
Another quality bitch. Longer caste than winner but very sound. Just felt she
lacked the positive hind movement of class winner. 3. Fitzgerald’s Wggington
Sophia At Harlilsun.
Y. 4(3). 1.Bitch of nice size with excellent coat and long ribbing. Carrying rather
too much weight which made her look heavy over the shoulders.
PG. 7(2). Bubb’s Rocinda Dora For Wyenot. Close decision between 1 & 2. Good
breed type with harsh coat and well presented. Good head flowing into good
length of neck. Just felt she had better return of stifle which resulted in stronger
hind movement. 2. Hasting’s Lesandnic Sleepytime. Good type with excellent
coat. Nice front assembly and attractive head. Very well muscled which gave
her the edge in movement over 3. Vine’s Cishelvine Careless Wispa.
LB. 10(3). 1.Dean’s Brontillow Grace Darling. 2.Vine’s Gravety Kiss Me Kate.
Another lovely bitch with the harshest of red coats. Excellent breed type and
overall type and balance. Just felt the winner had the edge on front movement.
3. Morris’s Wagsford Giselle.
OB. 8(1). Best Class today.1.MCCalmont’s Silvae Solo. What superlatives can I
say that haven’t already been said about this bitch. Presentation is second to
none. Excellent overall balance and strong driving movement. Just fills your eye.
Loved her. B.O.B. & B.I.S. 2.Warren’s Wagsford Lydia. Another nice bitch with
good overall type and balance. Good front and rear. Moves out with purpose.
Coat could be harsher but unlucky to be around at same time as winner.
3.Phillips A Page In Time.