• Date: 10/02/2019
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Fay Hutchings Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 07/04/2019

Miniature Dachshund Club

Breed: Dachshund (Miniature Wire Haired)

Thank you to the committee of The Miniature Dachshund Club for the invitation to judge at their Championship Show, I had a really enjoyable day. Thank you exhibitors for the most amazing entry of 96 to go over, decisions were tough in the classes. The floor wasn’t particular friendly to some; some handled it better than others. Temperaments on the whole were good, not as many heavy exhibits as there were the last time I judged. Upper arms are still a concern, and now short ribbing too is becoming prevalent. Heads and mouths on the whole were good. Presentation in most was also much better, Loved my winners and was super proud to see my Best of Breed, Best Puppy and Best Veteran all win the top Best in show awards.

Veteran Dog or Bitch (5 Entries) Abs 1

Wished I had had two 1st prize Cards for these charming veterans.

1st: DAYKIN Ch Barratini Hot Gossip JW

Beautifully Presented compact little bitch, not looking her age at all. Super coat, enough front, Beautiful head, Strong neck and very sound on the move. And lovely in profile, Best Veteran & Best Veteran in Show. just preferred the overall shape to that of

2nd: DANCE Ch Emem Candy Sunshine

Mother of my Puppy winner and Post Graduate, Best Puppy & Reserve CC bitch. Another not showing her age at all, Lovely type bitch, very close up, Many of the same comments apply to that of 1st.

3rd: WALKER Deepdax in the Red at Roselle

Minor Puppy Dog (3 Entries)

1st: THORN ANDREWS & BILLINGHURST Drakesleat Kumquat May

Super neat type puppy, at his first show, gorgeous head. Well-presented coat. Good neck into well laid shoulders, Super hindquarters, which he surely can use. With a little more experience will be gaining top honours in no time. Pleased to award him the Dog RCC and Best Puppy Dog

2nd: BLACK Lordscairnie Cauld be Love Bassodon,

Taller Dark Brindle boy, good coat, nice head although rounder in eye then I would like, good angulation moved well behind and in profile, but needs to tighten in front. Just preferred the overall package of the 3rd: HAWKINS Martinks Storm in a Teacup for Lonaza

Puppy Dog (3 Entries) Abs 1

1st: CROSSMAN Arfa Ate

Gorgeous coloured Chocolate Dapple Boy. Lovely head and super eye shape nice outline which he held on the move, although a little too long. Good in profile and front but needs to tighten in rear. Super feet, Loved his type.

2nd: FURNEAUX Bassodon Sirius

Not the coat or outline of 1st. Nice head and eye, nice outline when stood, short in ribbing, Moves OK and losing his topline a little on the move.

Junior Dog (7 Entries) Abs: 2

First three could change places easily

1st: JONES & JONES Carlita Sunrise

Like this boys shape, both standing and on the move, although needs to slow down with him, and was much better when asked to do so. Lovely head and eye shape. Well presented coat. Decent front, and good rear angulation.

2nd:THORN ANDREWS Drakesleat Ivor Notion

Dark Brindle, lovely shape, well presented coat. correct angulation front and rear and moved well back and forth and in profile. Close decision as different types, just preferred the head and shape of the 1st.

3rd: RUSSELL Russteck All Eyes on Me

Yearling Dog (3 Entries)

1st: CROSSMAN Janter Clarion

Dark brindle neat little dog. Lovely type, a little apprehensive at first, but stood and moved ok once settled. Gorgeous head and eye shape.

2nd: KIRKWOOD-EMERY Ch Helydon Laird Loki JW

Nice shaped brindle boy. Nice head on a reachy neck. Again moving too fast which spoilt his outline, and moving a little wide behind. Well muscled and nicely presented harsh coat.

3rd: FEETHAM Kimbleholme King of Hearts

Post Graduate Dog (1 Entry)

1st: REILLY Phyvars Winston

Larger dog, lovely shape. Moves really well driving from his correct hindquarters. Lovely head and eye. Nice feet. Well presented brindle coat. A little cut up in Underline. But a well deserved 1st.

Limit Dog (10 Entries) Abs: 2

Difficult class to judge, had some lovely boys here.

1st: RUSSELL Russteck the Bruce

Super headed, with lovely shaped eyes and expression, long neck, excellent topline, both standing and moving. Good ribbing, Well angulated hindquarters Super strong movement and look lovely in profile using his hindquarters to advantage. Excellent well presented harsh coat. Looking at his breeding, I loved his mother and had given her Best Puppy Bitch the last time I judged, Loved him, I'm sure will be in the upper house in the not to distant future. Dog CC & RBOB

2nd: THORN ANDREWS Drakesleat Evan Sent

Litter brother to 2nd in Junior, and quite different. Lovely Typey dog, nice houndy head, neat feet. shorter in ribbing then 1st, and coat just about blowing, moved soundly keeping a good topline.

3rd: KAY Kaytian Tempest over Haiti JW,

Open Dog (4 Entries) Abs: 2

1st: SPENCE Helydon Goharley at Cicada

Well presented harsh brindle coat. Neat feet. Ok in front and rear angulation, Moved better than 2nd to take the class.

2nd: FEETHAM Kimbleholme Jackpot

Good coated well presented brindle dog. Perfered the head on this one although eye a little round. Nicely angulated and moved ok, but losing his topline today.

Champion Dog (2 Entries)

Father and Son champions and deservedly so. Both had good heads, excellent coats. Good feet, well presented coats. Lovely outlines both stood and moving, just preferred the hind angulation of the 1st.

1st: ROSE Ch Ridanflight Ricardo

2nd:JONES Ch Bimini Starstruck

Minor Puppy Bitch (6 Entries) Abs: 1

A good class of naughty but nice babies.

1st: BLACKBURN Stargang Minnesota

A lovely Happy puppy with super hindquarters, although needs to strengthen. Super feet and excellent ribbing. Sweet head and nice reach of neck. Really enjoying her day out.

2nd: FULTON Jolanda Uptown Girl at Bothlyn

Another nice puppy, lovely head and eye and good neck. Good front, neat feet. Well presented coat. Moved well keeping her topline. Pushed hard for top spot

3rd: ROSE Kavacanne Tickle My Fancy

Puppy Bitch (2 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: DANCE Emem Constance Sunshine

Super extrovert brindle bitch. Well presented coat. Head good although tad round in eye. Lovely shape standing and in profile, good angulations front and rear, Won on her movement when settled which was sound.

2nd: MACFARLAN Bassodon Minerva

Lovely head and eye. Enough neck, good front, moved well back and forth, just losing topline a little in profile and coat needing attention.

Junior Bitch (9 Entries) Abs: 2

1st: STORTON Dereheath Helen Reddy

Loved her outline standing, lovely feminine head and with correct eye shape. Well presented coat. Held a super outline when moving which was really sound. Really liked her.

2nd: RUSSELL Russteck Dancing in the Dark

A younger sister to my Dog CC winner, Another nice bitch with super well presented coat, reminds me very much of her mother. Nice head, enough neck into good shoulders. Well-muscled and really sound movement, close up to 1st.

3rd: ROSE Dexidax Doris Day at Ridanflight

Yearling Bitch (6 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: MORRIS Stargang Peggy Sue at Pennywave

Well-presented red coated bitch. Coat not long stripped so still needed a little more to complete the picture. Good neck into good shoulders and neat front. Ribbing good and well sprung. Nice in outline on the move and standing.

2nd: FLOWERS & SMITH Bingobongo Babette

Black & Tan bitch, lovely houndy head. More compact bitch. Good textured coat that was well presented. Enough neck into decent front, neat feet, and moved well. Just preferred the ribbing and profile of the 1st.

3rd: ROBERTS Kmai Jinx at Vanzela (IKC)

Post Graduate Bitch (13 Entries) Abs: 2

Difficult Class to judge as many varied types.

1st: DANCE Emem Summer Sunshine

What a lovely puppy, Stood away for me in this class. Lovely Head and eye shape. Gorgeous shape stacked, enough neck into well laid shoulders, good length with strong ribbing. Excellent rear, and very sound on the move, pushed hard for the top spot, I’m sure she will jump in that Top Drawer, loved her on the move and showing a super happy outgoing temperament. Good Luck with her, pleased to award her the RCC, Best Puppy in breed and then to go onto Best Puppy in Show. Thrilled!

2nd:CLEMENTS Springdac Red Siren

Another well presented red, loved her shape on the move, could present herself better stacked. Lovely head and expression with good pigmentation, decent front and good neck. Good hindquarters and her movement was really sound and precise which Won her place over 3rd

3rd: CLARE Drakesleat Helen Back to Marbellene

Limit Bitch (12 Entries) Abs: 2

Quality Class of bitches

1st: ERGIS & MERRY Drakesleat Trial N Error for Siouxline JW

Two very nice bitches, was nit picking between the two, both had lovely houndy heads and expressions. Both well presented, and coats of good texture. Lovely in profile shapes standing and movement, 1st today just had the edge today in hind movement, but sure they will change places on many occasions. Was up there for top honours, but the puppy bitch’s extrovert temperament won over her on the day.

2nd: THORN ANDREWS Drakesleat Drop Dead Gorjus

3rd: DAYKIN Barratini Angels Eve JW

Open Bitch (4 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: MEREDITH Deepdax Lets Dance

Beautifully well presented bitch with a lovely coat. lovely neat feet, would prefer a little more neck, and a little low in front for me. Nice hindquarters. Moved well to take this class.

2nd: PRICE Samlane Belleza JW

Lovely houndy head on this bitch, coat needing attention, and was not co-operating today standing at all. Well muscled rear and preferred over extremely sound movement over 3rd

3rd: CROW Compania Pandora

Champion Bitch (4 Entries) Abs: 0

Difficult class to judge, all well deserved champions.

1st: BLACKBURN BENNETT Ch Stargang Catch the Rainbow, Red of Quality. Super outline stacked and on the move, lovely head with a dark almond shaped eyes with excellent pigmentation, Beautiful presented coat (not easy on a red, I know) excellent long neck with a good lay of shoulder, excellent bone and correct ribbing, Lovely Hindquarters which she surely can use Superb temperament and has that look at me attitude, I Did and loved her. CC & BOB Thrilled to see her go Best in Show.

2nd THORN ANDREWS Ch Drakesleat Too Gud to be True

Nice neat bitch with correct front, lovely head and expression, well-sprung and good length of ribbing. Good neck into correct shoulders. Neat hindquarters, coat of correct texture, but needs a little tidying. Really neat feet. Moved really well, to take 2nd over another lovely bitch in 3rd.

3rd: JONES Ch Bimini Blue Moon JW