Championship Show 2014
Dachshund (Miniature Long Haired)
Judge: Carol Worswick (Dolyharp)
I would like to thank the committee for inviting me to judge miniature longhairs at their show, and the exhibitor’s for their entries’. While i was pleased with my principal winner’s, front construction is a concern, and while many look good stacked, on the move proved a different story, with little rear drive and front extension. I found many with dirty teeth, which I find appalling; teeth cleaning is basic health care.
On the plus side, temperament and presentation on the whole was good. Some would have benefited from a little extra weight. I found no suspect mouths or kinked tails; two exhibits were well over the desired weight.
Veteran Dog/Bitch. 2
1st Bowman-Davies Timshaws Magic Dragon.12 year old red bitch of lovely type, in good coat and condition, Lovely head, and well made overall, she moved well keeping her top line. BV.
2nd Broads Jenwood Ring of Bells, 12 year old red dog, in good coat and condition, showing his age a little, but has good overall construction , moved well.
1st McCarthy’s, Nagshall No Nay Never, Quality cream baby, with very sound front construction, tight fitting elbows, lovely head, and dark pigment. Excellent bone and bunchy feet. He has a lovely straight silky coat, moved ok, he needs to strengthen in hind action, but he has time on his side.
1st Dinkidax Just Incredible, Promising shaded cream, with houndy head, well filled front, lovely chunky feet , good spring and length of ribbing, nicely angled quarters, Looked a picture on the move, which was positive and with style, with good head carriage ,and level top line, BP,RBPIS.
McCarthy’s Nagshall, Mr Tambourine Man, Attractive red of good type, I liked his overall construction. He has a lovely head, prominent front and good ribbing, a little long in loin for perfect balance, moved soundly.
Bedfords,Wynndax steady Eddie as ye go of Dinkidudior.
1st Barnsdales Chriskims Trail Blazer, Shaded red with lovely head, well off for bone, prominent front , long well sprung ribs, well angled hind quarters, moved well, not cooperating with his owner in the challenge, and would like more length of neck.
Mcarthy’s Nagshall Mr Tambourine man. 2nd PD
Early’s Yelva King of the Road.
Yearling Dog 4
Hollsworths Abydachs Aniseed, Gorgeous cream dog, with lovely head, dark almond eye, and excellent pigment. Superb in breed type, prominent front, enough neck, and good shoulder placement. In lovely coat and condition. With a strong, hammy, well angled rear, he moved round the ring with drive and style, it gave me great pleasure to award him the CC and BOB. BIS
Early’s, Yelva Mr Brandy Man, Lovely shaded red, of different type to one. Houndy head, and dark eye. He has good front construction, and well laid shoulder, strong well let down rounded quarters, which he used to advantage on the move, driving round the ring with a level top line. In lovely coat and condition.
McCarthy’s Nagshall Just Santana.
Woodall’s Half Century at Rarewood, Well marked silver dapple of lovely type, prominent front, attractive head, long elegant neck, with ribbing going well back. Liked his ground clearance and depth of body, moved well keeping his top line.
Pitfields Follyfield Figaro, Very nice black and tan, lower to ground, and not the length of neck of one, but he is well made through, and in lovely hard condition.
Burge and Rossitors, Lyndarlea Lordy Lordy at Creekpit.
Broads Neertanauf Sea magic, Quality Dog! Shaded red, with gorgeous head and eye, excellent front, tight fitting elbows, elegant neck flowing into good shoulders, deep well sprung ribs, lovely on the move with level top line, just tends to rise up a little behind when stacked.
Johnsons Charpurdy Gold Nugget, Lower to ground than one, sound in front, with lovely feet, plenty of substance here, good shoulder placement and length of rib, lovely rounded quarters, liked him a lot. A little round in eye.
McCarthy’s, Nagshall Oklahoma Sunrise.
Bedford’s Dinkidudlor Jankay Tooray . One I have judged before, this little dog has excellent conformation throughout, tight fitting elbows and lovely feet. Very positive on the move, with good head carriage and level top line. In lovely coat and condition. Would prefer a stronger head. RCC.
Grahams, CH Jadag Heir Apparent, Quality chocolate dapple, who I judged as a youngster. Houndy head, correct front construction, elegant neck, and good shoulders. Well let down behind, in excellent coat and condition, he was reluctant to move with any sparkle today. Pity….a worthy champion.
Walters, Ch Ralines Just Ozzie.
McCarthy’s Nagshall Love Actually, Cream, very much a baby, she has a lovely head, very good front with tight fitting elbows, lovely bone and feet, good length of rib, well angled quarters. Moved well, just lacked maturity in the puppy challenge, losing her top line a little.
Locket Walters-Walters, Ralines Double Dutch, Rangier in type than one and quite immature, but so well put together, elegant red, with a lovely head, prominent front, tight fitting elbows, well arched neck and good lay of shoulder. Should do well when she settles down. A naughty baby on the move, but I couldn’t deny her 2nd place.
Mitchells, Ralines, Just Jodie at Bronia.
Johnsons Charpurdy Just Willow, Quality black and tan, with superb outline. Lovely head and eye, good feet, prominent front, elegant neck, very good hind angulation, and meaty quarters, so good on the move which was free and positive. In lovely condition. Should have a bright future. Wish she were mine.
McCarthy’s Nagshall Just So, Another lovely cream from this kennel, and the similar remarks apply as her litter sister in 1st MPB. Not as settled as her sibling, but am sure she will mature into something special, has time on her side.
Grahams Jadag Fancy That.
Jonson’s Charpurdy , Just iffication, Litter sister to 1st in previous class, she has the same quality. The same notes apply, but not quite the ribbing of her sibling, moved well.
Cawley and Kings, Summerview Tittle Tattle, Very nice shaded red, with well filled front and tight elbows, nice length of neck , and ribs carried well back. Sound positive movement, in lovely coat and condition. A bit round in eye, not the head of one.
Clewes, Shardbeck Cinnamon Spice.
1st James’s Jamesfair It’s in The Mix, Attractive red with lovely bunched feet, sound prominent front, and very good ribbing. Lovely rounded well angled quarters. Would like more length of neck, in lovely coat and condition. Sound positive movement.
Poole’s Findowrie Darcia Rose, elegant shaded red, sound front, tight elbows, good ribbing, and well angled quarters. Tends to lose her top line a little on the move.
3rd Paterson’s, Hanishan Tiger of the Nite.
Breese Silkdown Winter Sunset, Red of lovely type, with sound front construction, well bunched feet, good shoulder placement, moved freely, in excellent coat and condition.
Woodvine-Shone, Hanishan Little Red Madam, Lovely all through construction on this red girl, so sound the moving, with level top line just preferred head and feet of one.
Poole’s Findowrie Fascination.
Locket Walter’s-Walters, Ralines Popping Kandi. Qaulity Shaded cream, with lovely head, and excellent pigment. Well made front, tight fitting elbows. Elegant neck, well placed shoulders, lovely spring of rib,
Good hind angulation. She looked a picture on the move, which was free and positive. CC.
Poole’s Findowrie Rings N Roses, Shaded Red, with sound construction, tight elbows, good shoulder placement and ribbing. Moved well. Preferred overall type of one.
3rd Bowman-Davies Timshaw’s Moon Shadow.
1st Mourtons, Dinkidudlor Isha Aurog at Eldmour, Quality shaded red, who has very sound construction throughout, tight elbows, lovely feet, in lovely coat and condition, free driving movement, with a level top line. RCC.
2nd Holme’s Tammera Just Elegant. Red girl with quality construction, sound in front, very good ribbing and shoulder placement. Not the drive and style on the move as one.
3rd Mcarthy’s Nagshall Sweet Caroline
Carole Worswick. (Judge)
Dachshund (Miniature Wire Haired)
Judge: Fay Hutchings (Collidach)
I enjoyed this appointment very much and thank the Club for inviting me in the absence of my very dear friend Birgit Hayward who was unable to judge due to illness. I wish her a speedy recovery, and so wish ,she will be able to fulfil her appointment next year, as I know how much she was looking forward to it. I also would like to thank my ring stewards, Ian Seath and Abby Lusty who did a great job, I couldn't ask for more. I don't do statues so moved them a fair bit. Presentation on the whole was OK but many had dirty teeth, and a few with long nails which for me is unacceptable, many lacked muscle tone too, and please (some) look at your presentation of coat, some heads looked more like schnauzers than dachshunds, I am and I sure others, are always happy to help, so please ask. Temperaments were good, A few puppies unsure of their surroundings, but that will come with time.
I was over the moon with my top winners, they looked like peas in a pod when they came into challenge and was thrilled to see them do well in Best in Show and Best Puppy in Show.
Veteran Dog or Bitch (5, 1 Abs)
1st: Kugow & Holt's, Ora von den Kleinen Banditen at Waldmeister (Imp Deu)
7 Years old, Super coated Bitch, lovely head, Super mouth. So sound when she moves with a super temperament, tail never stopped. Super feet. Doesn't do the stack bit, but Won on her movement.
2nd Price's Samlane Pink Gin,
Another girl I like, lovely type,
Well presented, nice mover, losing her topline a little today, and not the coat
of the 1st. Lovely head. good hindquarters.
Minor Puppy Dog (4, 2 Abs)
1st: Thorn Andrew's Drakesleat If Looks Cud Kill
Loved this baby, gorgeous head, correct bite, lovely reach of neck in to correct shoulders. Loved him on the move with super hind movement and excellent quarters and reach in front. I could have watched him move all day, and he certainly could. Played up a little with another handler in challenge, but had already done enough for me, could find nothing to take the CC from him today, so it was his. lost out to BOB by a smidge. A baby with a bright future. Went on to win Best Puppy in Show under Sigurd Wilberg, there was no one more prouder than me.
2nd: Flowers & Buckle's Metcroft Raspberry Beret
Red Brindle, Lovely head and eye,
nice outline standing, but losing a little on the move. Super coat and well
presented. Moved OK.
Puppy Dog (3, 1 Abs)
1st: Neate's Beaucat Eddie Tor
Red Dog, nice outline stacked, good bone. and keeps a correct
topline moving which was good . Nice coat, needs a little tidying.
2nd: Flowers & Buckle's Metcroft Raspberry Beret
Junior Dog (1)
1st: Rose's Ridanflight Ricardo
Nice head, correct bite, Lovely well presented coat. Presents a nice picture stacked. Good ribbing carried well back. Keeps a good topline moving, which was sound, but not the reach in front of my winners, Should do well.
Post Graduate Dog (2)
1st: Dance's Waldmeister Rova to You Emem
Nicely presented dog, good coat.
moves soundly, but losing his topline a little. nice head and eye, and good
reach of neck. A little too square for me.
2nd: Neate's Beaucat Chedda George - Nice head, feet not good, Coat needs tidying, not the movement of 1st and losing his topline.
Limit Dog (4)
1st: Howell's Fallowmill Sergio
Smart little dog, moves soundly with purpose, well presented coat.
good temperament, lacks angulation of my winners.
2nd: Hayward's Taree Scoville at Wirefusion
Nice headed, dog, super coated,
lovely feet moved well keeping a ok topline. cuts up in underline. Lovely
Open Dog (6, 1 Abs)
1st: Thorn Andrew's Ch Drakesleat Win Tin Tin
Well presented coat, lovely head
and typical dachshund expression, lovely bone and substance. super body
condition. Well muscled as all were from this kennel. Best mover in the class,
correct front, and carries ribbing well back, which a lot lacked. preferred the
outline and profile movement of the puppy so had to settle for the RCC
2nd: Phillip's Ch Curtisey Boogy Woogy JW
Neat Dog, Super coated, moves well, keeping a good topline moving, Slopes too much, stacked for me. good reach of neck, not the outline and profile movement of 1st.
Minor Puppy Bitch (7)
Splitting hairs between these two puppies. I liked them both
1st: Dance's Bimini Time to Travel to Emem,
Lovely coated puppy, super temperament, very compact package. pretty head, good mouth. moved well. Loved her shape and hammy quarters.
2nd: Rose's Ridanflight Remember Me
another nice puppy, Lovely temperament. not the coat of 1st, but a good coat, needs a little tidying. moves with gusto around the ring, keeping a good topline. Good presentation. nice outline.
I'm sure they will swap places many times.
Puppy Bitch (7)
1st: Russell's I Dreamed a Dream
A easy winner for me in this class. Really liked this puppy, really
neat little bitch, Super coated, super hind quarters which she used and moved so
soundly, lovely head and expression, super neck super feet. close up for top
honours, I sure will do well. Presentation excellent. Best Puppy Bitch. will
watch her career with interest.
2nd: Blackburn Bennett's Stargang Walking on Sunshine
Sweet headed baby. Super temperament. well presented coat, dips a
little in topline when stacked, not the movement of the 1st Superbly handled.
Junior Bitch (9, 2 Abs)
1st: Lancaster's Pellismer Stix n Stones
Nice type bitch, nicely balanced. liked her head, good reach of
neck, little forward in shoulder, good outline, lovely hindquarters. Coat good,
well presented, could have a little less face furnishings.
2nd: Kugow & Holt's Waldmeister Annie
Another good bitch, super coat, nice head good ears, Excellent mouth, lovely temperament. Super muscle condition. just preferred the outline of the 1st stacked and on the move. Well presented and handled 1st class
Yearling Bitch (3)
1st: Thorn Andrew's Ch Drakesleat Scent Sybil
I have loved this bitch from the ringside, loved her to go over,
gorgeous head, super shape standing and keeps it moving, super movement, so well
balanced. lovely presentation, super muscle condition. lovely reach of neck
into excellent front. had to give way to her kennel sidekick today as lacked the
sparkle today, which the open bitch had and stole the CC so had to settle for
the RCC today.
2nd: Hunt's Earthsea Lady Mooshine
Dark brindle bitch, pretty head and expression although a little
round in eye, coat needs a little tidying, moves well keeping a good topline.
Post Graduate Bitch (11, 3 Abs)
The hardest class of all to
1st: Jone's Bimini Out of the Blue
Lovely presented bitch, liked her outline stacked, and moved well keeping the best topline in class. Nice head. Good feet and nice angulation behind.
2nd: Billinghurst's Drakesleat Scent Sueall for Jiljac JW
Preferred the type of this bitch, lovely head and expression, good
angulation back and fore. not moving as well today and losing her topline a
little. Preferred the outline and movement of the 1st on the day.
Limit Bitch (10, 2 Abs)
1st: Daykin's Barratini Hot Gossip
Nice type, lovely head and expression, well presented coat. good
front, enough neck. moved soundly, Not the outline of my top winners.
2nd: Poxon's Kapodach Cup Cake
Loved the head on this bitch, loved her outline. lovely hind
angulation, moved soundly and good topline, a little forward placed in shoulders
and needs a wee bit of tidy head and neck. very nice bitch who was really close
up to 1st.
Open Bitch (9, 5 Abs)
1st: Thorn Andrew's Drakesleat May Contain Nuts
Have never seen this bitch look better, not handled by her owner and the change obviously worked for her, she really was out to win today. she really strode out, keeping a super outline, standing she looked stunning, her coat was presented beautifully, super neck into good shoulders. well sprung ribs that went well back. Lovely head and dark expressive eyes. Super hindquarters which she really used and was well muscled. Thrilled to give her, her crowning CC. In the challenge the puppy dog started to give in and she took full advantage of this and won BOB, and then went on to win Reserve Best in Show. Congratulations
2nd: Dance's Emem Candy Sunshine
Have judged this bitch before and haven't changed my opinion of her, really unlucky to meet the 1st today who was bang on form, super presentation, nice head and expression although a little round in eye for me. moved soundly away and back to me and in profile keeping a lovely topline. Preferred the shape and extension of the 1st in this class.