• Show Date: 08/09/2023
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judged by: Jeff Horswell Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 14/09/2023

Richmond Dog Show Society

Breed: Dachshund (Smooth Haired)


Smooth Haired Dachshund

This was the 11th time I have judged this variety, so by know exhibitors will know I don’t like big, exaggerated or nervous. Not a big entry and some dogs I have admired from afar not present, you have to be in it to win it. Those present were generally of good quality, well presented and sound in temperament.

Veteran D ne

Minor Puppy D. ne

Puppy D (2)

Different in type and both with a lot of virtues.


Would like him shorter in loin and back for ideal balance, but has a firm topline and better feet than 2. Conical ahead, dark eyes. Long neck. Slightly forward in shoulder. Long keel. Well spring ribs. Good rear with low hocks. Parallel mover with lengthy stride. He presents a classical Dachshund outline. CC & BP

2nd: 3424 CHAPMAN-REITH, Mrs H A Hayvenhund Hunky Dory

He has better proportions than a 1. Liked his head. Dark, almond eyes. Long neck. Enough forechest. Well sprung ribs. Can settle in topline. More moderate in rear than 1 and slightly narrow coming towards but a dog that should do v well.

Junior d (1)


He has a super outline and ideal proportions. Liked his conical head with correct width and length. Lengthy neck. Well laid shoulder. Good ribs. Level topline ok rear. Could be better out and back and just a bit more at one with handler.

Yearling d (3,1)

1st: 3439 RYCROFT, Mrs Sarah Fantastic Frank at Trisensara JW

Liked him for size and proportions, could loose a little weight to advantage. Super head. V good eyes and ears. Long neck. His angulation is a bit moderate but v well balanced. Well ribbed. Level in topline.

2nd: 3430 GRAHAM, Mrs S L A Marvale Chancellor at Ravold

Bigger d but i liked his outline. Masc head. Lengthy neck. Quite a good front. Would like better feet. Level topline. Could be shorter in loin. Not as good on move as 1.

Post grad d (1)

1st: 3438 RYCROFT, Mrs Sarah Jacksondax Hornet Hurrah JW

Really liked his size and proportions, probably the best in the entry in that regard. He has a long head. Slight stop. Well set ears. Long neck. Could be slightly better in shoulder and longer in upper arm. Moderate forechest. Well ribbed bed back to a short loin. Level topline. Well made rear. Accurate on move, could just stride more. RCC

Limit d (1)


Good honest type of smooth. Masc head. Ears could be better set. Medium neck. Quite a good front. Would like better feet and more slope in pastern. Deep chest. Longer in loin than ideal. Level topline. Well made rear, could just be more positive going away.

Open d (1 abs)

Sp beginners d (1 abs)

Veteran b ne

Minor puppy b (1)

1st: 3428 COX, Mrs Jose & COX, Mr Graham Bulldaxit sooner or later

V fem b of good size and proportions. Liked her head, eyes could be bigger. Enough neck. Quite a good front. Level topline. Could be shorter in loin. Well made rear. Can settle moving.

Puppy b (1)

1st: 3423 CHAPMAN-REITH, Mrs H A Hayvenhund Hissy Fit

Fem pup of v good proportions, rather proud of her tail but that could settle. Quite a good head, a bit deep in stop. Medium neck. Quite a good shoulder. Enough forechest. Well ribbed. Firm topline. Ok rear. Could be firmer out and back.

Junior b (3 abs)

Yearling b (1 abs)

Post grad b ne

Limit b (3,2)


Standing she has a super shape. She is v fem in head, almond, dark eyes. She has a lengthy neck. Turns for front feet in. Deep chest. Well sprung ribs. Somewhat long in loin. Well made rear. Could have a better topline on the move. In super condition.

Open b (4)

1st: 3425 CHAUHAN, Dr M Ch Adnerbs Take A Chance On Me At Raajput

Top quality b. She is longer than ideal and could have better feet, but that is about all I would change on her. Super head with fabulous eye and expression. Long neck. Well laid shoulder. Long and sloping upper arm. Despite her extra length holds a perfect topline. Super rear. Accurate mover and such a long and free stride. Was my BIS last year at Great Joint and today CC & BOB

2nd: 3431 HANNEY-MITCHELL, Mrs F Ch Bronia Solar Flare

I actually preferred the proportions on this quality b. She has a super head, ears slightly long. Good neck. Her angulations are v well balanced. Deep chest. Could have less loose skin and a certain softness to her. Slightly proud of tail but she is a v good mover holding her topline v well. RCC

Sp beginners B (1 abs)

Jeff Horswell