• Show Date: 19/02/2022
  • Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
  • Judged by: Marc Smith Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 28/07/2023

Dachshund Club





Thank you to the committee for the invitation – it’s always a real privilege to judge at a club show. Thank you also to the exhibitors for their entries and sportsmanship. I was pleased with the overall entry and quality, however one observation was that some dogs, in particular older puppies and young adults, could do with more table practice as their confidence was lacking. That said, there were no concerns with temperament.

PD (4, 2A) 1 Russell’s Foxearth Tiger Roll, 11m b/t, good to go over and presented well on the stack. I appreciated his masculine head, front angulation, good topline and he was a purposeful mover. I would have preferred more neck but otherwise a nice boy. Pushed hard for BP but preferred the overall outline and length of the bitch. 2 Woods’ Bronia Palladio, 6m b/t with pleasing head, chest and topline. Slightly longer in loin than I’d prefer and front movement wasn’t as tidy as 1, but overall a promising youngster.

JD (4, 2A) 1 Russell’s Foxearth Tiger Roll who won the class on overall balance and his movement. 2 Charlesworth’s Keydax Sensation, 12m red with pleasing head, and good movement and rear angulation, although he didn’t hold his topline as well on the move, and I would prefer more neck.

OD (5, 3A) 1 Mutton’s Ivan Poddubny Iz Omskoi Kreposti for Montone (Imp RUS), 2yo b/t with appealing, masculine head and ears, good topline, nice feet and strong rear. He moved well with purpose and was a deserving class winner and BOS. I would have preferred less dewlap and, while I appreciated his size and length, the bitch’s overall proportions and movement edged him for BOB. 2 Rudkin’s Dynastydax Tarquin, 2yo red who also had a masculine head and expression, decent topline and sound movement, however I preferred the overall balance and rear movement of 1.

PB (15, 7A) 1 Rudkin’s Dynastydax Alfreda, 9m b/t with highly appealing outline on both the stack and on the move. I appreciated her overall size and length, her reachy neck, head carriage on the move and her excellent topline. Her rear movement wasn’t the tidiest but was outweighed by her many merits to be awarded BPB, and then later BP and BPIS. Congratulations. 2 Hutchings & Price’s Collidach Splish Splash, 10m brindle with nice head and neck, very good topline and, once settled into her stride, purposeful movement. 3 Coote’s Andeysson Cape Verde.

JB (6, 1A) 1 Mutton’s Montone That’s So Raven, appreciated her overall balance and proportions, not the best head, eyes and neck of the class but won the class on her movement (once settled into her stride), topline and angulation. 2 Talbot’s Winlaton China Girl, 14m feminine bitch with pleasing head and of a smaller type, but nicely balanced. Good neck, topline and feet, and moved well with drive. 3 Charlesworth’s Keydax Savannah.

NB (9, 3A) 1 Herald’s Winterfield’s June of Arabia, 2yo b/t with appealing, feminine head which she carried proudly, and a correct topline which she held on the move. Her rear angulation and underline wasn’t the best in the class but she was a clear winner on her movement and overall proportions. 2 Rudkin’s Dynastydax Anastasia, 8m b/t, litter sister to BPIS, was well-covered but ok for her age. Feet ok, topline excellent and moved well however she needs more confidence on the table. 3 Charlesworth’s Keydax Queen Bee.

PGB (12, 8A) 1 Charlesworth’s Keydax Pennies From Heaven, 2yo red of good proportions, eye-catching in profile. Very good front construction, nice ribbing and very good topline, although her head wasn’t my favourite of the class. She was a clear winner on her movement. 2 Rudkin’s Dynastydax Wilma, 18m red of taller type who moved well, maintaining her correct topline. Good angulation and feet but preferred the overall type and balance of 1. 3 Turner & Merryfield’s Barryamn Venus.

OB (7, 3A) 1 Beer’s Stargang Candy Stripes at Lowrider, 2yo brindle who caught my eye. She’s of a compact and well-balanced type who proudly carried herself as she covered the ring with a purposeful stride. She was also appealing on the stack, with a feminine head and expression, good chest and feet, and correct rear angulation. Was also pleased to award her BOB on her sound movement and appealing type. 2 Dunhill’s Cwmdarhian Annie Aokley at Gellijam, 22m b/t of larger and longer type with an appealing head and neck, although I preferred the front angulation of 1 and thought she was marginally long in loin. She covered the ring well with drive. 3 Rose’s Ardenrun Foolish Whisper at Rosencrantz.