• Date: 27/04/2018
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Jeff Horswell Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 05/11/2018

West Of England Ladies Kennel Society

Breed: Dachshund (Miniature Smooth Haired)

WELKS. Dachshund Min Smooth

I was delighted with the super entry of 100 dogs. It was pleasing to see so many new and young exhibitors in this variety, and I v much hope that the old hands and clubs are making them welcome. Enjoy your showing and don’t worry if your first one isn’t a start – we all started somewhere and my first Dachshund barely won a prize card. I am concerned about size in this variety. None were too thin, I thought 1 could look better with more weight and some better with less weight. What surprised me is how many were significantly heavier than the desired maximum weigh. A few ounces didn’t bother me in the slightest, but please take account of size when thinking of the next generation. I found a few with too little ground clearance, and some too tall and short in back so they looked square. Generally there was no common fault running through the breed, so hopefully finding a dog to compliment your bitch will be straight forward. I thought the bitch line up was very strong.

Veteran D (2) 2 grand dogs to start. 1. CH KATHINGTON COEUR DE LION (MRS K A HERRINGTON) Holds a super outline on the move. Preferred his head, having slightly more muzzle. V good eyes. Lengthy neck. Would prefer a little more ground clearance. Well laid shoulder with a good return of upper arm. Well ribbed back. Holds s level topline. V good hind action. 2. CH BARRATINI JEEVES AT LOKMADI JW (MRS Y KENT) V well proportioned d, better ground clearance than 1. Head is ok. Lengthy neck. Could have a slightly wider chest. Well ribbed back. Good shoulder. Level topline. Well made rear, just a little wobbly going away. Minor Puppy D (6,1) 1. ROYALMAPLE FIDDLE STICKS (MR P PROTHEROE) V promising pup. He has a v good, masc head. Dark eyes. Lengthy neck into a well laid shoulder. Long upper arm, well angulated back. Correct ground clearance. Well ribbed. Could be a fraction shorter in back. Well made rear. V good coming towards, could use rear slightly more. 2. DONNADOON DARK MOONBEAM (MISS D CAREY) Promising d who hopefully wont grow on any. Liked his head. Prominent forechest. Not quite the shoulder of 1. Lengthy keel. Longer than ideal in loin. Low hocks. Can firm up out and back but v good in profile. 1. DONNADOON MOON AND STARS (MRS M E SHUTT) Puppy D (5) 1. MARVALE IN CAHOOTS WITH MELRIDING TAF (MRS D A & MESSRS G J & M J MELBOURNE, CARROLL & PAGET) Correct proportions and balance on this v promising pup. Has a lengthy head. Long neck. Well laid shoulder with good return of upper arm. Would like bigger feet. Well ribbed to a short loin. Well bent stifle with low hocks. Still a bit loose on move. 2. MELRIDING CAPTAIN COOK OF DONNADOON (MRS M E SHUTT) He is a shapely d. Lengthy head. Dark eyes. Long neck. Big forechest. Well made front.well sprung ribs. Level topline. Enough hind angulation. Can't match 1 on the move, but a lot to admire. 1. AYSEEBEE LOOK WHO'S TALKING TO RAVENSWOOD (MRS G ROBERTSON) Junior D (4,1) sIOUXLINE JACOB JW (MRS S M ERGIS) 1. Clear winner of this class. He is a lovely shape. Pleasing head. Long neck. Well made front. Would prefer bigger feet. Well ribbed back with a long keel and short loin. Super topline held on move. Well made rear. Could have a fraction more width coming towards. Holds his shape moving. 2. WILMERELLA GO WEST (MR R & MRS S L WILLIAMS) Nicely proportioned d. Whilst he isn't thin he could carry more weight, which would improve his topline. V good head. Long neck. A little elbowy. Well ribbed. Ok rear. Yearling D (3,1) 1. GARTHORNE T-REX (MISS A F CALLOW) Lots to admire about this d. He has a v good head. Long neck. Well made front. Well ribbed back. His topline slopes slightly and had a v flat pelvis. Well bent stifle. Could be more positive on the move. OUR CHOCOLATE CHIP TO TRAGEEDA (MISS H TAYLOR) 2. Well proportioned d weighing 13lbs but he is carrying a little excess body. Lengthy head. He has a good neck. Well angled front and rear. Topline is ok. Fair mover. Post Grad D (4) 1. BEACHDAX BLACK MAGIC (MR A, MISS L M & MR L J BEACH) He is a fairly well proportioned d. Quite a good head. Ok neck. Quite good front angulation. Lacking in forechest but has a super ribcage and a short loin. Level topline. Enough hind angulation. Best mover in class. AMBREGLO STORM AT MELRIDING (IKC) (MRS D MELBOURNE) 2. Doesn't make the most of himself stood. Compact d. Has a fair head. Medium length of neck. Could have more forechest. Little heavy over shoulders. V well ribbed back. Fair rear. WOLFERLOW ADMIRAL NELSON (MRS H SMITH) 3. Limit D (5,1) 1. WINGCREST SUPERSONIC TO DENVER (MR R C & MRS S C ROBERTS) Really good young d of excellent proportions. He has a masc head. Dark, well shaped eyes. Long neck. Well laid shoulder. Ok for upper arm. Could have a little more forechest. Well ribbed back. Firm in topline well Mande rear with low hocks. Moved v well. RCC GARTHORNE GAVIN (MRS A CALLOW) 2. Looks v good in profile action. Lengthy head dark eyes. Medium neck. Liked hos front. V well ribbed. Pelvis rather flat. Well bent stifle and low hock. Not the hind action of 1. 1. CURTISEY HEAD GARDENER (MISS J STARTUP) Open D (7,1) V strong and competitive class. 1. CH AYSEEBEE RUMOUR HAS IT (MR A BARRETT) He is a super shape on the table and on the move. Has a v good head. Long neck. Shoulders ok, v good upper arm. Would prefer better feet. Super rib and body. Short loin. Holds a firm topline. Super rear. Moved so v well. Thought he was a v comfortable winner of the CC today, BOB and shortlisted in the very strong hound group. 2. CH ROYALMAPLE ANKY PANKY (MR P PROTHEROE) Much to like about him, and a v tough decision between 2and 3. He has just a fraction more width in front. Pleasing head. Could have a fraction more neck. Good front with a prominent forechest. Holds a level topline. Enough hind angulation. CH SIOUXLINE AARON JW (MRS S M ERGIS) 3. SP Beginners D (4) 1ST OUR CHOCOLATE CHIP TO TRAGEEDA (MISS H TAYLOR) 2ND AYSEEBEE LOOK WHO'S TALKING TO RAVENSWOOD (MRS G ROBERTSON) 3RD WOLFERLOW ADMIRAL NELSON (MRS H SMITH) Sp Beginners B (6) 1ST WOLFERLOW MAID MARION (MRS H SMITH) Really g b who could be in harder condition and have cleaner teeth. She has a fem head. Lengthy neck. Well made front and rear. Super ribbing and a short loin. V good mover. DYNASTYDAX PERIWINKLE JW (MR J RUDKIN) 2. A v good b who needs just a little more ground clearance, but is v well conditioned. Could have a stronger muzzle for her skull. Enough neck. Quite good shoulders. Hold a super topline and goes well. 3RD GOODTRY RUBY TUESDAY AT AMAFFREY (MRS A J BULLIS) Veteran B ( 3) 1ST CH GOLDEN ALGONQUINETTE OF MELRIDING (MRS D MELBOURNE) Lovely b in super condition. She has a fem head, just a bit throaty now. Enough neck. Liked her front. Well ribbed back to a firm loin. Right amount of rear angulation. Moved v well. 2ND LOKMADI HIDDEN DRAGON (MRS Y KENT) Looking a little matronly today and could have a better underline. Lengthy head. Dark eyes. Long neck. Well ribbed. Balanced in angulation. 3RD CH SIOUXLINE THOMASINA JW (LADY S NEILL-FRASER) Minor Puppy B (10,3) Nice class with some promising pups. 1ST KEYDAX LAYLA FOR DYNASTYDAX (MR J RUDKIN) Really lovely pup. She is a super shape, i would like just a bit more ground clearance. Fem head. Long enough neck. Well laid shoulders and v good front. Supper ribbing and loin. Well made rear. Moves so v well from all angles really loved her. BP & RCC 2ND KIRETON HEBE (MRS T & MISS R KERRY) She is a v shapely and well made b, not helping handler, but only a baby. Fem head. Long neck. Not quite the front of 1. She has a super body and liked her proportions. 3RD PARADIGM CEPHEUS FLARE (MISS E HARWOOD) Puppy B (14,2) 1ST PICOLLO TECKEL NEVER SAY NEVER AT ROYALMAPLE (MR P PROTHEROE) V good b. Liked her proportions and balance. She has a fem head. Long neck. Well laid shoulder with a good return upper arm. Slightly better coming towards than 2. Level topline. Well ribbed. Can develop a bit more in forechest. V good rear. 2ND CWMDARHIAN PRTY LIKA RUSHN (MRS R & MR C WILLIAMS & MOES) She is a super shape stood and on the move, could be slightly more compact. Fem head, a bit lippy. Enough neck. Well made front and rear with low hocks. Well sprung ribs. Holds a firm topline. 3RD DEBBIEJAY OOOH LA LA (MISS D CAREY) Junior B ( 5) 1ST DONNADOON SEA VERMILLION AT MARVALE (MRS D A & MESSRS G J & M J MELBOURNE, CARROLL & PAGET) Shapely b of excellent proportions. She has a fem head, could be better in eye. Medium neck. Well laid shoulders. Would prefer better feet. Well sprung ribs that go well back. Firm topline. Has more angulation at the rear than 2. V good mover. 2ND KATHINGTON JUST BY CHANCE (MRS K A HERRINGTON) Liked her shape. Needs a little more neck and just a little less body. Long head with dark eyes. Decent front. Well ribbed. Could be shorter in loin. Lovely outline going round. 3RD WILMERELLA RED VELVET ORAYSHA (MRS E THOMPSON) Yearling B (11, 4) 1ST CARPACCIO MIDNIGHT LACE (MRS S & MR J HUNT) Comfortable winner of this class. She is well proportioned, topline could be firmer on the move. Fem head which could be more conical. Enough neck. Well laid shoulder. Well ribbed back. V good rear with low hocks. 2ND WILMERELLA MOULIN ROUGE (MR R & MRS S L WILLIAMS) Well balanced b who needs a little more angulation front and rear. Liked her head. Lengthy neck. Level topline . Well bodied. 3RD BARRYANN VENUS (MR B P & MRS A A WELHAM) Post Grad B (13) 1ST SAMLANE DESDEMONA (MR P J & MRS N F PRICE) She is a v good b of excellent type. Liked her head v much. Super eye and expression. Long neck. Well placed shoulder. Could have a little more forechest. Well ribbed. Correct rear. Lovely shape on move. 2ND WOLFERLOW MAID MARION (MRS H SMITH) 3RD KATHINGTON JUST BY CHANCE (MRS K A HERRINGTON) Limit B (6,1) 1ST DOLYHARP SONATA (MRS C WORSWICK) V typy b of good proportions. She has a fem head of sufficient strength. Dark eyes. Lengthy neck. Just a bit narrow coming towards. Well angled front. Super body and topline. Well made rear, tends to sink standing. 2ND SIOUXLINE ESTHER ROSE JW (MRS S M ERGIS) V shapely b, cant match 1 in rear. Fem head, which could be stronger. Enough neck. Well developed forechest. Holds a level topline. 3RD BEACHDAX DUCHESS DAISY DOO (MR A, MISS L M & MR L J BEACH) Open B (4,1) 1ST CH CWMDARHIAN THE XFACTOR (MRS R & MR C WILLIAMS & MOES) She is a lovely dachshund shape. Lengthy and fem in head. Ears a bit big. She has a lengthy neck. Well laid shoulder. Lengthy upper arm. Ideal ground clearance. Well ribbed. Could be shorter in loin. Holds a firm and level topline. Well bent stifle and low hocks. Accurate on the move but just tummy taps slightly. CC on her classic Dachshund outline. 2ND CH GARTHORNE LITTLE EVA (MISS A F CALLOW) Liked her height to lengthy but would prefer just a little more ground clearance. Good head. Enough neck. Super body. Could be a little more positive in hind action , but v good in front. 3RD LOKMADI ON SILENT WINGS JW (MRS Y KENT)

Jeff Horswell