DACHSHUND - MINIATURE SMOOTH HAIRED
I have always been keen
on movement both in my own dogs and when judging. I think it is fairly
important in a hound. Today I was quite disheartened to find so much poor
movement, particularly behind. Maybe it was the rough surface, but unsteady hip
movement, pinning in, close behind, lack of drive were very evident. Side gait
showed "tummy tapping" in many cases. Some of these looked good stacked on the
table and were quite nice to go over, it's so disappointing as a judge when
good movement does not follow. It's not easy breeding a good Miniature Smooth
Dachshund, no coat to hide faults, they are what they are. It's up to breeders
to only breed with the very best of their dogs and not just for the sake of it.
The breed standard calls for parallel movement, we really must strive to get it
PD(5) 1 Hunt's Carpaccio Red Adair. Sound red who won top awards on his long stride and free movement, masculine, correctly shaped head and eye, good forehand, well filled front when stacked, ribs carried back, well bent stifles, balanced outline, correct topline both stacked and on the move. He went with drive, excellent side gait and parallel hind movement. CC, BOB, BP. 2 Smith's Bronia Gregorio. Lots to like here. B/t with good head and expression, neat front, tight well fitting elbows, low to ground, good ribbing, firm topline, moving a little close behind. Well handled and presented. 3 Carey's Debbiejay Izzy Whizzy.
JD(6) 1 Burton's Swingletrees Razzamatazz. Lovely red in gleaming condition, attractive head and expression, good front assembly and depth of rib, well turned stifle, long, level topline, moved well with drive, true fore and aft. 2 Blackburn-Bennett's Stargang Avenger. Masculine head, nice expression, good eye shape, long neck, level topline, super quarters, moving away very true, good side gait, preferred front of first. 3 Bourne's Yaapeet Secret Legacy.
PGD(5, 3) 1 Burton's Swingletrees Razzamatazz. 2 Shuker's Yewlitt Dougal. Lovely type, masculine head of correct proportions, good pro sternum, ribbing carried back, neat front, low to ground, looks good stacked, liked his front movement, unfortunately today his hind movement let him down, too close for me.
LD(5, 1) 1 Startup's Barisse A Touch Of Magic. Sound, honest dog moving parallel fore and aft, masculine all through, lovely forehand, well ribbed, level topline, carries himself well, just wish he would drive out a little more. 2 Burley's Minimead Mr Noitall By Siouxline. Another sound, masculine dog who won on his movement and super temperament, good depth and length, pity his topline runs up when stacked as it levels out on the move, true fore and aft. 3 Burton's Swingletrees Just-In-Time.
OD(4, 2) 1 Herrington's Ch Kathington Coeur De Lion. Lovely, sound dog, balanced outline, excellent front assembly, good ribbing carried back, well bent stifles, level topline, showed well, moving true fore and aft, in good coat and condition. Res CC. 2 Kent's Lokmadi Ocean's Eleven JW. Masculine red, correct head shape, nice expression, good length and depth of keel, ribbing carried back, moved fairly well, preferred forehand and topline of first.
PB(5, 1) 1 Hughes' Julidachs Jocasta. Promising b/t baby, nice expression, good length of neck and back, deep ribbing carried back, neat front, tight elbows, balanced outline, close decision between first and second. Just preferred the length of first. 2 Scott's Wolferlow Anthea. Pretty girl, very feminine and sound all through. On another day could change places, sound forehand, well ribbed, good turn of stifle, moved well. 3 Phillips' Minimead Maid For Mischief At Daxphilly.
JB(9) 1 Blackburn-Bennett's Stargang Evora. Attractive brindle, super outline, lovely head and expression, excellent reach of neck, depth of keel and ribbing, long, level topline, well bent stifles, looks good both stacked and on the move, she is so exhuberant she causes her handler some difficulty. She has a lot of quality and today covered the ground well and deserved the CC. 2 Kent's Lokmadi On Silent Wings. Sound, honest girl, very feminine, neat forehand, balanced with firm topline, moved true fore and aft. 3 Baker's Welcumen Frorence.
PGB(6, 1) 1 Kent's Lokmadi Paper Tiger. Lovely b/t, scored on her free flowing movement, typical head, nice expression, excellent front assembly, keel and ribbing, maintained a level topline both stacked and on the move, sound quarters, moved true with drive. Res CC. 2 Reed's Deercroft Secret Love. Unlucky to meet first in such good form. Attractive b/t, sound all through, balanced outline, good forehand, ribs and quarters, moved well fore and aft, preferred head and eye shape of first. 3 Scott's Wolferlow Facinating Aida.
LB(7, 2) 1 Shelton's Barisse Arbennik Isoldes Endeavour. Compact balanced red, won on her sound, true movement fore and aft, very feminine, low to ground, excellent ribbing, neat forehand, well bent stifles, nice outline both stacked and on the move. 2 Burton's Swingletrees Amazing-Grace. Another attractive red with all the right attributes, super head, lovely expression, good reach of neck, sound front, ribs carried back, level topline, good side gait, preferred hind movement of first. 3 Hughes' Batendach Coppa Rose For Julidachs.
OB(6, 1) 1 Blackburn's Ch Sonderbar Billie Jean At Stargang (Imp). Well known girl, her body construction is good, she moved soundly, true fore and aft, well deserved her placing here. I'm afraid her head and expression doesn't appeal to me. She is a worthy winner, but today I preferred the exhuberance of the younger girls on the move. 2 Kent's Lokmadi Crouching Tiger. Attractive b/t, again the head didn't appeal but nice body shape and construction, low to ground, level topline, sound quarters. 3 Hunt's Carpaccio Crimson Ribbon.
Mrs Sue Ergis