Many thanks to the Houndshow for asking me to judge my personal favourite variety of Dachshund. Overall I believe the quality in this variety is the best of the six currently with some depth in quality and some good youngsters coming through. Which to my mind is always a good sign for any breed. I would say that heads seem to be a little variable with either too short in muzzle and lacking the conical shape that is asked for, or heads that are too strong and at the other end of the extreme. My other concern would be a lack of prosterum and length of keel, not an uncommon problem in all Dachshunds but one to watch. Thank you to all the exhibitors for a most enjoyable time.
PD (3, 1) 1 GIbson's Allfreys London Look. Plenty of substance for a youngster. Good body and well ribbed. Super bone and feet and well made front construction. Correct topline and kept it on the move in profile. Pleasing head and expression. Very good harsh coat for a red. 2 Howe's Kissdachs Bilbao At Bramalodge. Different type to first. Needs to mature into his frame. Well boned. Topline needs to settle. Not putting his all into moving today. Well made rear end.
JD (4) 1 Gibson's Allfreys Here's Lookin At You. A well ribbed boy and good strong loin. Into a well constructed rear and this showed on the move with plenty of drive. Kept his topline on the move. Kept himself to together more than second. Would like a slightly tighter front. 2 Howe's Bramalodge Bravac Boris. Liked this ones type, in good coat. Correct head and expression, nice size. Another well made behind and kept his topline in profile. However, the movement just let him down today. 3 McCarthy-Booth & McCarthy's Ambiesque Apollo Von Jarhiba.
SBD (1) 1 Howe's Bramalodge Bravac Boris.
PGD (7) 1 Shaw's Tendrow Moondance. Really showed himself off and good to see one free standing, pulling himself into a super shape. Good masculine head and expression. On the move the tail never stopped going. Balanced on the move keeping a correct topline. Good bone and feet. Would like a little less across the shoulder. 2nd: Van Oosten's Pier Du Chapeau. Another with a good masculine head and expression. Super coat and condition. Clean neck and shoulder. More of a continental type being a little more rangey. Well ribbed back and correct topline. Tail again always going. 3 Vine's Cishelvine Caught Out.
LD (5) 1 Moore & Downes' Megline Aramis (Imp). This dog pulls into a lovely make and shape, but would like a little less all over. Good bone and feet, well made front and one that had a prosterum. Well ribbed and good rear angles. Really drives around the ring and keeps a good topline. Would like a slightly tighter front coming towards you. 2 Langridge's Tendrow Elberta. Well made front into a clean well laid shoulder. Carrying on into a good strong topline. And a well made rear. Good coat and condition. Presentation could be crisper and just didn't have the drive of the first. 3 Vine's Derochaise Justified For Cishelvine.
OD (6, 1) 1 Phillips' Ch Wiretap Here I Am (Imp). A good upstanding dog full of breed type. With a fab coat for a red. Good bone and feet into a well ribbed frame and strong loin. Really moved out well with a purpose and drive and kept his topline. Preferred his head and expression to second. Well presented. CC. 2 Wharton & Pughe's Derochaise Black Tarquin. A pleasing dog to go over a little more moderate in his neck and shoulder than first. However, needs to watch weigh across the withers. So well put down in super harsh coat and condition. Well ribbed back and a well made rear construction which showed on the move. RCC. 3 Coverley's Ch Aventine Jamaica Inn.
VD (2) 1 Phillips' Ch Cishelvine Swellegant Guy At Tendrow JW. It was lovely to see such a happy person in the ring. Put his all into his movement. Good front construction, pleasing head. Good spring of rib and strong loin. BV. 2 Hastings' Lesandnic Sublimity ShCM. in a super coat and condition for an older one. Good bone and feet, well ribbed back. Pulled himself together on the move and showed a correct topline. Not quite the enthusiasm of first on the move.
PB (9, 1) 1 Davies' Pendyffren Miss Dolce By Atahira. Beautiful forehand, neck and shoulder. Good pin wire coat. Well ribbed back into a good loin and on to a well made rear with correct angles. Nothing overdone. BP. 2 Phillips' Tendrow Time To Dream. Another nice puppy with a good forehand and neck and shoulder, well ribbed a little longer in loin compared to first. Correct rear angles. Pleasing head and expression. 3 Arthur's Tendrow I Am Legend.
JB (10, 1) 1 Warren's Wagsford Hester. A well balanced bitch with a lot to like about her, and she gave the CC winner a run for her money. Not quit the maturity and finish at this stage. Really comes together on the move and pulls into such a pleasing outline catching the eye. A well made rear with correct moderate angles. Well laid shoulders into a strong topline supported by a well ribbed frame and strong loin. True both ways on the move. RCC. 2 Vine's Cishelvine Just An Enigma. A slightly longer caste bitch than first. A pleasing well balanced head and expression. Plenty of substance and strength in the loin, into a well made rear. Moved well both ways and kept herself together on the move. 2 Paterson & Paterson's Ambiesque Aperitif.
SBB (3, 2) 1 Bye's Molloney On Top Of That. Good bone and feet. Pleasing expression. Was let down by the presentation and carrying a bit too much weight.
PGB (8, 1) 1 Paterson & Paterson's Ambiesque Applaud. Well handled and pulled into a good make and shape. Good length of head. Well made front. Clean neck and shoulder into a correct topline. Moved well with drive. 2 Wharton's Greyhayne Black Velvet. Nice typey wire. Moved well both ways and kept a correct topline in profile. Nice head and expression. Little out of coat today. 3 Smith's Salixian Tea For Two.
LB (13, 1) 1 Carruther's Brumberhill Bellina. I just loved this bitches head and expression, correct proportions and conical shape. Lovely eye and expression. It was good to have one with a prosterum and a keel! Plenty of substance without being doggy. Well ribbed with spring and a strong loin, allowing her to keep a good topline on the move. Well balanced bitch. Moved so well both ways. Just preferred her balanced for BOB. CC & BOB. 2 Phillips' Tendrow Time'n'time Again. Another with a good feminine head and expression. Good bone and feet and plenty of substance. Would have liked a slightly better lay of shoulder. Moved out well with her tail going all the time. 3 Wharton's Greyhayne Lotty Merry.
OB (3) 1 Phillips' Ch Tendrow A Page In Time. When she got into her stride she was lovely to watch on the move. Well balanced make and shape. Good neck and well laid shoulder. Well ribbed back into a strong loin. Good legs and feet. Correct coat texture. 2 Coverley's Aventine Dawn Patrol. Little more upright in shoulder than ideal. Moved out well with some drive and kept a correct topline. Correct coat texture. Good bone and feet. Good rear angles and could see this on the move. 3 Rowe's Ch Boloria's Naughty But Nice.