• Date: 28/06/2018
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: paul singleton Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 05/11/2018

Windsor Dog Show Society

Breed: Dachshund (Wire Haired)

Judge Standard Wire Haired Dachshunds.

My first time awarding CC’s in Dachshunds and I didn’t find it an easy task. I would think this was a fairly representative entry of the breed as it stands at the moment. The overriding impression I came away with was of two fairly distinct types. In general there is the shorter bodied cobbier type, as against the houndier type. The cobbier ones have a capacious (in most cases) oval ribcage which doesn’t go as far bac kas I would wish but most importantly , in my view, the sternum is fairly short too giving very little bone upon which to ‘rest’ when gone to ground. The houndier types , on the other hand, have ribcages which tend to go further back and have proportionate sternum bones, however the capacity in ribcage is lacking. Given that the ribcage must have heart and lung room we must not forget it is also the protection of these organs that is paramount enabling the form follows function of the breed. It was in this area that the majority of ‘judging compromises’ had to be made on the day. Almost all heads were ‘very acceptable’ to ‘good’, just two exhibits being a little weak in strength of jaw. Coats and preparation were all over the place. I certainly know it is not easy to achieve the ‘smooth’ look but the wire coat goes from tip of nose to tip of tail, don’t just concentrate on the headpiece and ‘make do’ with the rest. Movement , on the whole. Was fair to good.

Class 204 VD/B (1 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 565 COVERLEY Mrs L Ch & Ir Ch Aventine Shaken Not Stirred. BV. Feminine and with a good long head. Decent neck. Could be a touch stronger through the front. Good oval ribcage but cuts up a little short. Level topline. Balanced angles and moved out well.

Class 205 PD (4 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: 576 MAES-JONES, Mrs E K & BATES Miss V Derochaise Manhatton. RCC & BP . Very typical. Good head and eye. Lovely forechest. Good bone and nice oval ribbing for his age. Could go back a little further to be critical. Lovely topline and a balanced backend. Moves very well.

2nd: 590 STOCKDALE Ms L Derochaise Monterey At Fenwires Litter brother and very similar. He has slightly less length to his head. Nowhere near as mature as his brother, needing to rib up. Needs to gain in confidence. Promising nevertheless.

3rd: 561 BROWN, Mrs E & Mr J & BROWN Romanchi Neptunium Into Tepotis

Class 206 JD (4 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: 581 NORTH-ROW, Miss E V & NORTH-ROW Mrs J M Tendrow One More Time Barmaud. Impressive but big enough. Very long lean head and good neck. A shade wide over the shoulders. Lovely front angles and ribbing. A little overdone in hindquarters for me. He can certainly shift around the ring but hind end is not so positive.

2nd: 600 WHARTON Ms L Greyhayne Hooray Henry. A good type if just a shade heavy. Nice balance all through. Skull is a little broad. Good outline and moved out well.

3rd: 568 FITCHES, Mr D R & Mrs U V & FITCHES Miss L A Derochaise Master Design

Class 207 PGD NO ENTRIES

Class 208 LD (9 Entries) Abs: 1 Difficult class as all had virtues but all had compromises to make.

1st: 577 MAES-JONES, Mrs E K & BATES Miss V Derochaise Versace JW. Half brother to the puppy winner and of a very similar stamp. Very stylish and true type. Good head and front. A shade long but moved out very well.

2nd: 579 MOORE Mr W I Cloudside Picasso. Similar in type and outline but not so true in front. Needs to body up a shade.

3rd: 570 GIBSON Miss C P Allfreys Here's Lookin At You

Class 209 OD (5 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 582 PHILLIPS Mrs V Ch Wiretap Here I Am (Imp) CC & BOB.Impressive, high stationed and an absolute stallion of a hound. Stood out in this entry I thought. Wonderful long lean head and expression. Superb front. Very correct in shoulder and ribbing, doesn’t cut up. Balanced angles fore and aft. Powers around the ring with drive and an even cadence.

2nd: 601 WHARTON, Ms E A & PUGHE Ms H M Ch Derochaise Black Tarquin. Really lovely stamp of dog and very similar to the other Derochaise exhibits shown here today. Very houndy in head. Elegant. Good front, nice ribbing. Perhaps a shade long and not quite as true in front. Liked him a lot.

3rd: 566 COVERLEY Mrs L Ch & Ir Ch Aventine Jamaica Inn

Class 210 GCD/B (1 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 569 FOGLIA Miss J Kentixen Abies Grandis. I’m sorry I have no notes on this one.

Class 211 SBD/B (1 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 591 STOCKDALE Ms L Fenwires Limited Edition. BSB. Pretty and typical head, nice length and good neck. Decent front and ribbing. Fairly good construction throughout. Took 3rd in PG with a little more competition.

Class 212 PB (2 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 571 GIBSON Miss C P Allfreys Helena. Balanced feminine head with decent neck. Good shape but doesn’t always show it off. Movement was reasonable. She is a baby and needs a touch more confidence to show herself off more

2nd: 587 SEATH Mrs S Sunsong Keep A Promise. Slightly different type being a shade houndier. She is less mature in ribbing at the moment. Pretty head and a good outline. Fairly good on the move.

Class 213 JB (4 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 563 CHAMBERS Miss C J Tendrow Black Pearl With Hototo. Very elegant and typical. Very attractive head. Nice fornt and decent ribbing. Good in profile and balanced angles. Moved out well.

2nd: 585 PHILLIPS Mrs V Cloudside Quintessence At Clipperdown. Slightly heavier in type . Pretty and typical head. Promise of a decent front. Decent outline and balance. Didn’t put all in either stacked or on the move.

3rd: 586 PUGHE, Ms H M & FRASER Ms C Ambiesque Ascertain At Bystock

Class 214 PGB (7 Entries) Abs: 2

1st: 557 ARTHURS Mr & Mrs A Tendrow I Am Legend With Elderkine. Lovely bitch all through. Balanced and very good on the move. She is stylish, balanced and typical.

2nd: 574 HUTCHINGS Mrs F Tendrow I Am The One From Collidach JW. Litter sister and all the above remarks apply. She is just a little behind in development and still needs to finish.

3rd: 591 STOCKDALE Ms L Fenwires Limited Edition

Class 215 LB (6 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 578 MAES-JONES, Mrs E K & BATES Miss V Derochaise Elusia JW CC. Lovely type and station to this bitch. Profile and balance is very good. Head is feminine and typical. Very good in front, clears the ground and moves out very well. Apparently her third CC, well done.

2nd: 567 DAVIES Mrs C Pendyffren Miss Dolce By Atahira Differing in type. Very houndy. Good head and eye. Decent front. Moved out very well. Needs a little more time to finish but shows a lot of promise.

3rd: 584 PHILLIPS Mrs V Tendrow Time'n'time Again

Class 216 OB (4 Entries) Abs: 1 All different types.

1st: 573 HOWLETT , Miss R & PROWTING Mr M Boloria's Arabella . RCC. Balanced on the stack and lovely on the move where she was able to put it all together to show off her construction. Good and attractive head and expression.

2nd: 583 PHILLIPS Mrs V Ch Tendrow A Page In Time. Much more my type than the winner but just not looking great today. Houndy and good in head. A shade soft in topline, perhaps the heat was too much for her.

3rd: 588 SEATH Mrs S Hella's Ozlem At Sunsong (Imp Nor)

Paul.S. Singleton

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