Wirehaired Dachshund Club 2018
Veteran Dog or Bitch (3 Entries)
Good Citizen Dog Scheme Dog/Bitch (3 Entries)
Minor Puppy Dog
Yearling Dog (4 Entries)
Post Graduate Dog (5 Entries) Abs 2
Minor Puppy Bitch (3 Entries)
Puppy Bitch (8 Entries)
Yearling Bitch (8 Entries)
Post Graduate Bitch (5 Entries, Abs 2)
Limit Bitch (12 Entries)
It is some years since I have judged the breed and I observed many changes, sadly most not for the better. Never before have I felt that I was likely to be bitten when attempting to go over a Wire, nor I have seen exhibits barking and growling, lunging at me on the end of the lead when asked to move around the ring. Several had receding skulls, this is not desirable as their skulls and profiles should be conical. A significant percentage were short in ribbing giving a very cut up under line, this is a concern as it leaves the loin with less support. Few had a rounded apple bottom, with good muscle definition. This is a working breed, and there were only a few exhibits that I felt were actually capable of doing their job. Again, many were very short in the Tibia, it is impossible for a Dachshunds hind end to have the required 90 degree angles if the tibia is short, the result, straight stifles. This must havw come from somewhere, and I would beg breeders to take extra care in their breeding programs as you are changing the shape of the breed.
VETERAN DOG OR BITCH (3,1)
1ST PATTONS Ch/Ir Ch LESANDNIC SEA THE STARS. Eight years young with lovely head and front construction. Correct front movement with level topline stood and on the move. Well ribbed back with short strong loin.
2nd CLIFFORDS ABLEBODY RAZZMATAZZ. Excelled in hind angulation and hind movement. Fabulous coat and feet, but not as strong in topline as the first.
GOOD CITIZENS DOG SCHEME (3,0)
1st BAXTERS CISHELVINE AUGUST BREEZE WITH HOTWIRE. Very pleasing dark brindle. Super front, lovely neck and head. Good coat. Ribbed well back, sufficient hind angulation and moved well enough.
2nd WEATHERERS SALIXIAN LEVANTE VIA ITSUITZUZ. Most wonderful temperament, wanted to jump into my arms for a cuddle. Best of coats. Well angulated hind end, with superb muscle and excellent movement. Sadly the front end does not quite match, and for a balanced appearance he needs more upper arm. Could work all day though!
3rd ELLIS GREYHAYNE LILIBET OF VIXENDAX
MINOR PUPPY DOG (3,0)
1st STOCKDALES DEROCHAISE MONTEREY. Very dark brindle with lovely head and neck. Super feet. Would like more upper arm. Good bone for age. Well angulated hind end and moved well.
2nd MAES-JONES AND BATES DEROCHAISE MANHATTON. Litter sister to 1st and same comments apply, but not as confident.
3rd BROWNS ROMANCHI NEPTUNIUM WITH TEPOTIS.
PUPPY DOG (4,0)
1st WHARTONS GREYHAYNE HOORAY HENRY . Rather on the large side for me. Super head and neck with excellent front construction. Very good coat. Moved well, though would like more drive behind. Best dog puppy.
2nd FITCHES DEROCHAISE MASTER DESIGN. Preferred this boys overall size and shape. Not as masculine as 1, but slightly younger.. Well angulated hind end, and moved really well. Just wish he had stood better in the line up.
3rd SMITHS SALIXIAN EAU ROUGE
JUNIOR DOG (3,0)
1st ADAMS WYLDETARN SHOOT FROM THE HIP. Super young dog. Imposing head . Correct front with good depth of brisket. Correct topline when not overstretched by his handler! Correctly angulated hind end with well developed hind quarters providing superb driving hind movement. I'm sure it won't be long before this dog is winning the large green cards.
2nd GIBSONS ALLFREYS LONDON LOOK Super construction, but as yet lacks depth and substance. Excellent coat. Moved freely.
YEARLING DOG (4,0)
1st 1st ADAMS WYLDETARN SHOOT FROM THE HIP.
2nd PATTONS LESANDNIC LUDOVIC . Lovely head, neck and feet. Super jacket. Would like more spring of rib, and more hind angulation. Moved out well if a little close.
3rd BAXTERS CISHELVINE AUGUST BREEZE WITH HOTWIRE
POST GRADUATE DOG (5,1)
1st VINES CISHELVINE CAUGHT OUT. Super dog, with very good coat. Good depth and spring of rib. Well angulated hind end. Super topline stood and on the move.
2nd ARTHURS HOTOTOS BARK AT THE MOON ELDERKINE Lovely head, neck and front, though not the angulation of 1 in front or rear. Very sound on the move but doesn't maintain his topline as well as 1.
3rd ELLIS VIXENDAX BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY.
LIMIT DOG (7,0)
1st VINES DEROCHAISE JUSTIFIED FOR CISHELVINE. An exhibit of substance, with super head and neck. Excellent front construction. Good spring of rib. Well angulated hind end and moved very well. Stood better on the table than on the floor. Res C.C.
2nd NORMANS SILVAE KLANSMAN Much lighter framed dog, and not the front of 1st. Moved very freely, with a good topline stood and on the move.
3rd SHAWS TENDROW MOONDANCE
OPEN DOG (5,0)
1st PHILLIPS Ch. WIRETAP HERE I AM (IMP CAN) Majestic red dog. Excellent head, neck and front. Well off for bone. Super hind angulation. Correct topline at all times. Dog C.C.
2nd COVERLEYS Ch AVANTINE JAMACA INN. Very different type, and initially not eye catching. However, he is correctly constructed and moved really well. Super feet. Well angulated behind and correct topline at all times.
3rd WHARTON AND PUGHE Ch. DEROCHAISE BLACK TARQUIN
MINOR PUPPY BITCH (3,0)
1st GIBSONS ALLFREYS HELENA. Lovely puppy, can I take her home please? super front and feet, well angulated behind, and moved very well.
2nd VINES CISHELVINE CAN'T CATCH ME. Same comments apply , but top line not quite so settled at the moment.
3rd MAES-JONES & BATES DEROCHAISE MINNESOTA
PUPPY BITCH (8,0)
1st HORNBY DEROCHAISE MISS DIOR. Lovely balanced bitch. Super head, neck and front. Tight feet. Well sprung ribs. Well angulated, and moved really well. BEST BITCH PUPPY
2nd COURT. DEROCHAISE MARIPOSA. Well balanced bitch with lovely head and neck. Not the front of 1, but otherwise very promising.
3rd VINE. DEROCHAISE HEIGHT O'FASHION.
JUNIOR BITCH (7,0)
1st PHILLIPS. CLOUDSIDE QUINTESSENCE AT CLIPPERDOWN. Very workmanlike, sound Wire with excellent jacket. superb front and feet. good top line Well angulated behind. Best hind movement here.
2nd PUGHE and FRASER. AMBIESQUE ACERTAIN AT BYSTOCK. Lovely bitch, and preferred her head to 1, but not the feet, hind angulation or movement of winner. Well sprung ribs carried well back.
3rd ELLIS. TENDROW ONE MOMENT IN TIME AT VIXENDAX.
YEARLING BITCH (8,2)
1st VINE. CISHELVINE JUST AN ENIGMA. Lovely bitch of substance. Superb front, elegant neck. Well angulated hind end giving correct movement. Appealing head with dark eye. Super jacket. C.C. And BOB
2nd BYE. MOLLONEY ON TOP OF THAT. Much lighter framed bitch, but sound, active and moved true. Super front and sufficient hind angulation. Good coat, but could be tidier.
3rd ARTHUR'S. TENDROW I AM LEGEND WITH ELDERKINE
POSTGRADUATE BITCH (5,2)
1st VINE CISHELVINE JUST AN ENIGMA
2nd FITZGERALD . WAGGINGTON SOPHIA AT HARLILSUN. Dainty little bitch, well presented. Good front and feet. Well sprung ribs. Not the elegance of 1. Well angulated hind end. Good coat, but could do with a tidy.
LIMIT BITCH (12,4)
There were several very nice bitches in this class, significantly different in type.
1st WHARTON. GREYHAYNE LOTTY MERRY. Lighter framed bitch. Elegant neck, with super front. Reasonable feet. Moved freely. Functional.
2nd SEATH. HELLAS OZLEM AT SUNSONG. Best jacket I have seen today. Lovely angles front and rear. Moved a little close behind.
3rd MAES-JONES and BATES. DEROCHAISE ELUSIA
OPEN BITCH (6,1)
1st SEATH. NOR CH GANDO AV LARJELM (IMP NOR) Not flashy, but so sound. Super front, well sprung ribs. Well angulated hind end. Moved well. Excellent jacket, correctly presented. Res.C.C.
2nd WARREN. WAGSFORD JENNIFER. loved her conformation, but rather in her underwear. More elegant in head than winner, but lost out on coat texture.
3rd PHILLIPS Ch TENDROW A PAGE IN TIME