• Show Date: 24/05/2019
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judged by: Jill Cross Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 02/11/2020

Bath Canine Society

Breed: Dachshund (Miniature Wire Haired)

Bath Canine Society 26th May 2019

Dachshund (Miniature Wire-haired)

I thoroughly enjoyed judging this lovely breed and thank Bath for their kind invitation, and the exhibitors for providing such a lovely entry to assess and all of them were completely new to me. It was a bit chilly and breezy during the morning and the clangs and noises of the open tent did have an effect and made some of the dogs unsettled here today. There were some really lovely exhibits but I was quite surprised to find a few with a very soft coat, and a few with a shorter than desired keel, two had misplaced teeth & a couple over the desired weight. Having said that, my main winners were all top quality and it was very much down to that final move off which tipped the scales one way or the other.


MPD (1 Entries) Abs: 0

1st:TOMSETT Dajean’s Surely A Star attractive in head & good eye, good reach to neck & shoulder nicely angled, good forechest, decent width & good ribbing, good ground clearance, moving nicely with good forward action & going away.

PD (6 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: THORN ANDREWS & BILLINGHURST’s Drakesleat Kumquat May most attractive classy puppy with good furnishings ; he has a presence about him. Lovely head shape, decent eye & just about right amount of stop, lovely strength of neck to good front & forechest, close elbows to ribcage, nice over the loin, good depth & ribbing, well angled, good ground clearance, moved with purpose here to take Best Puppy.

2nd: HOWELLS Bothlyn Count On Me At Fallowmill smart lad with lovely balance to his outline, nicely angled and reasonable substance, slightly longer loin, strode out really well using those forelegs & driving off the rear.

3rd: BLACK’s Mr & Mrs L & K & BLACK Miss E Lordscairnie Could Be Love Bassodon

JD (5 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: THORN ANDREWS Drakesleat Ivor Notion, loved the type of this dark dog almost black, gorgeous head & expression, good dark eye, arched neck to clean shoulder, nicely angled & prominent forechest, good topline, nice action, at this stage, quality well proportioned lad, should have a good future, just felt he needed a

bit more time for the top awards today.

2nd: LEE’s Driveelm Main Attraction At Daxilee compact harshly coated pale fawn/red, slightly shorter foreface, nicely ribbed back with good depth, kept his topline, well angled quarters, bit of a fidget here at times, moved out with purpose and drive from the rear.

3rd: TOMSETT ‘s Pinocchio Klara Difino At Dajean (Imp)

PGD (2 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: MILLS-JONES Carlita Sunrise JW brindle of lovely type and appealed for his lovely head & expression, long arched neck & good forechest, nicely angled, strong backline, rounded over rump, good angle to hindquarters, vertical hocks used well on the move, nice parallel action.

2nd:TOMSETT’s Klara Difino At Dajean (Imp) bl/tan nice furnishings & good headpiece, preferred the ribcage of winner & was slightly longer in loin, nicely handled.

LD (4 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: KAY’s Kaytian Tempest Over Haiti JW harshly coated pale red with appealing head & eye shape, nicely angled front & good forechest, level topline held nicely on the move, good underline, great temperament, moving so soundly here, shows a lot of promise.

2nd: CLARE’s Lordscairnie Love God nice proportions to this brindle, good shape & balance to his head, strong neck, preferred forechest of winner but has good depth & underline, held topline well, moved with purpose.

3rd: KIRKWOOD-EMERY, & SPENCE’s Helydon Goharley At Cicada:

OD (5 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: ROSE’s Ch. Ridanflight Ricardo, this dog filled my eye with his complete outline so well balanced whichever way you looked at him; masculine and hardy in appearance, good long neck, very firm in front, nicely held elbows tight against the ribcage, prominent forechest, proportions were all good, excellent ribbing & well back, firm and muscular, nicely angled quarters, firm strong hocks that didn’t cave in, super coat & condition, moved so well with great purpose & no mistaking he was fit for function, Dog CC, BOB and Hound Group 4

2nd:THORN ANDREWS Drakesleat Evan Sent stunning boy, another lovely dog from this exhibitor, such a great type you would have a job to get past him on that alone; very balanced head, lovely expression, good furnishings, length of neck good to lovely angled shoulder & upper arm, short forelegs, good in front, neat elbows set tight against that ribcage, level topline, moved out with good action, very close decision, quality dog, Res. Dog CC.

3rd: KIRKWOOD-EMERY Ch. Helydon Laird Loki:

VD (1 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: PHILLIPS Ch. Curtisey Boogy Woogy super outline, lovely head & good expression, nicely arched strong neck, nice oval shape from front view, very good ribbing, level topline and strong loin, nicely angled using this well with good action, nice dog all through.

SBD/B (2 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: THACKWRAY’s Dathack's Perfect Diamond, very feminine with great furnishings, liked the balance of her head, nice eye, very good neck & nicely angled, good depth & underline, slightly loose and converging in front coming towards, thoroughly enjoyed herself.


MPB (4 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: MILLS Middleton Hunt red who insisted on loving the grass, such a character. She was balanced and during the few moments she was still, displayed a good outline, showing a long arched neck, good return of upper arm & prominent forechest, nicely ribbed with decent topline, needs a lot of time to settle.

2nd: TAYLOR Pennywave Primrose For Ormanstar nicely shaped bitch slightly shorter in muzzle, & perhaps slightly more compact throughout, she had a nicely placed shoulder, & firm body with good depth, needs to settle.

3rd: BRANTON Tythe Chocolate Delight:

PB (3 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: KAY.s Foxearth Run For Fun To Kaytian attractive light red, fine feminine tapered muzzle, neck set nicely into shoulder, well angled return & good forechest, elbows held in nicely, lovely depth, good topline, nicely angled quarters, harshly coated pretty girl, moved soundly with good purpose and enjoyed herself immensely.

2nd: PAIN’s Mrs J E Ravensbeech Rainshadow attractive brindle with a nice outline, slightly shorter foreface, had good construction, with nice prominent forechest, needs to tighten on the move which I’m sure she will.

3rd: TOMSETT’s Dajean Surely Star Quality

JB (5 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: LEE ‘s Dajean Kalm And Kollected very dark bitch headed this nice class, she had a good forechest & was nicely filled in, short forelegs held well under, neat feet & thick pads, held topline well, muscled over loin, nicely rounded rump, moved with parallel action.

2nd: CANTY’s Barratini Ready To Rebel at Bargemon appealing and well constructed, attractive head with good furnishings, strong neck, nicely angled, topline held well, strong on quarters, short second thigh, moving well.

3rd: MORRIS ‘s Stargang Peggy Sue At Pennywave JW

PGB (9 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: DANCE’s Emem Constance Sunshine, delightful outgoing temperament on this compact, hardy bitch, liked her expression, very well balanced throughout, nice firm body, well off for bone, neat feet, nice harsh coat, looked every inch the breed she represented. Came into her own on the move, very nice front action & clean off the rear. Didn’t realise until later that she was a daughter of the winning dog. She had real style about her, Bitch CC

2nd: JONES Bimini Wish Upon A Star most attractive brindle of good quality has strength of body, nicely angulated fore & aft, good bone, feet straight & neat, lovely substance, nice over loin and topline, nicely blended underline, moved well enough in this nice class.

3rd: GRANT Granhoward Ownly

LB (3 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: ERGIS, S M & MERRY’s Drakesleat Trial N'Error for Siouxline JW loved this typy girl, such a lovely balance to her, nicely balanced in head, good neck to excellent front, neat feet & good bone, nice firm body & good angulation to quarters, moved truly with good clearance, harsh coat and breed typical with plenty of substance.

2nd: BLACK, & BLACK’s Bassodon Dodecahedron JW nicely shaped girl that was finer all through, she had a feminine head of balance, good arched neck, good depth & fill-in level topline & good underline, angled quarters, handled well.

OB (4 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: THORN ANDREWS Ch. Drakesleat Too Gud To Be True another from the top drawer, stunning outline, head of good balance, lovely strong long neck, front, nicely ribbed back & good topline, angled hindquarters, nice harsh coat, moving very well coming and going & in profile, lovely bitch, Res. Bitch CC

2nd: DANCE’s Emem Summer Sunshine, another that appealed greatly, loved her construction, overall balance and shape, super ribcage, level topline, nicely rounded over rump, such a showgirl too, has great attitude & good action on the move, nicely handled.

3rd: KIRKWOOD-EMERY’s Ch. Helydon Fabulous Freya

Jill Cross