• Show Date: 05/08/2023
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judged by: Juliet Cooper Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 30/05/2024

Paignton & District Fanciers' Association

Breed: Dachshund (Miniature Smooth Haired)

Paignton and District Fanciers Association Championship Show 6/8/2023.

Dachshund – Miniature Smooth Haired Judge – Mrs Juliet Cooper

I wish to thank the officers and committee for inviting me to judge today, it is always nice to be close to home at this superbly run show.

I had a very enjoyable day and was very well looked after.

Many thanks as usual to my hard working and super-efficient stewards

I had some very close decisions and was spoilt for choice; quality overall was very good. All were in excellent condition, clean and well presented, temperaments all good. Only a couple of absentees, so thank you.

Size in all the miniatures is the big talking point and cannot be a quick fix, breeders need to really look closely at their progeny and not be afraid to share good practices with newer people on the scene. It is possible to breed the correct size and type, many of the big kennels have managed for decades, talk to each other, put the welfare and future of the breed before personal gain.

Surprisingly, nearly all the males came in under 11lb, with only a couple at 11.2.

There were however several bitches coming in nearer to 12 and my decisions reflected this.

All my winners were correct weight and worthy of their placings.

SBD (3 Entries) Abs: 1

Two very raw but quality youngsters.


Good head, length of neck and forechest, plenty of ribbing and well-rounded quarters. sound moving. Preferred the rear angulation to second.

2nd: WILKINSON & WAKEHAM Bronia Gabriel for Wakywilks

Similar make up to winner, correct head, well off for ribbing, topline and rear a little loose as yet not as firm in quarters, well balanced and will improve with maturity

MPD (5 Entries) Abs: 0

Strong class for minor puppies who will change places often.

1st: HUNT Brogansian crimson tide BP, RCC

Very young boy, lovely size, has so many qualities, sweetest head and expression, correct shoulder placement, excellent forechest and ribbing, well developed rear. Good angulation, firm topline and neat underline. Moved soundly keeping his outline, very promising.

2nd: HANNEY-MITCHELL Bronia Gervais

Another promising baby, reachy neck, masculine head, correct should angulation, tight elbows. Plenty of ribbing, rounded quarters, a little taller than one, not as well filled yet but will be another to watch with interest.

3rd: ERGIS Siouxline Master Mariner

PD (3 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: BULLIS Amaffrey Henry

Strong head, good front construction with good lay of shoulders, well angulated rear, good topline which he held well on the move, plenty of drive keeping good outline.

2nd: WILKINSON & WAKEHAM Bronia Gabriel for Wakywilks

Not as mature in topline or rear end as winner still well made,good clean outline and steady mover.

JD (1 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: BULLIS Amaffrey Charles

Still a puppy, Stood alone but worthy winner. Good head, firm topline, tidy underline, well sprung rib and correct angulation. Moved with drive retaining good shape, promising.

YD (2 Entries) Abs: 0


Outstanding young boy, a real dachshund in miniature for me. Super head, dark eye, reachy neck, excels in shoulders, ribbing well back. Firm topline undercarriage, superb angulation and powerful hind quarters, a real stallion type already making his mark with young offspring. Was in good company in challenge but pulled out all the stops to take CC over some tough competition. Delighted to hear this was his 3rd today.

2nd: SCOTT& SCOTT Bronia Chevalier

No disgrace coming second here, good sound honest type, masculine, good hard condition, moved well keeping his outline.

PGD (2 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: WOODS Bronia Gaspare

Just a year old but quite mature, within weight yet has good covering on body, good topline, angulation and ribbing, firm rear which he uses to drive out well, another showing promise.

2nd: POULIER Auradach Alfred the Great

Good head and front line, topline rises a little. Good ribbing, hind angulation could be better, moved out well.

LD (3 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: BULLIS Amaffrey Jessie James JW

Up to weight, but could drop an ounce or two without looking thin, has good muscle tone, firm topline, excellent front assembly, good ribbing, good length and ground clearence,nice chunky rear used to power around the ring.


Very similar in make up to winner, good head and eye, reachy neck, not quite the strength or angulation in rear.

OD (4 Entries) Abs: 0

Strong class, as you would expect in open, very mixed types but all top quality. A couple of very worthy champions here.

1st: BLACK & CROSS, Ch Rio wood Red Boots JW

Flashy lad, slightly taller type, dark eye, good reach of neck, well laid shoulders, tight elbows, good bunchy feet, excellent ribbing, firm in topline, well rounded rear, good angulation, keeps lovely shape on the move, pushed hard in the challenge

2nd: ERGIS Ch Siouxline Jacob JW

Lower type, again everything in the right place, totally balanced throughout, moved soundly with purpose always retained outline.



SBB (6 Entries) Abs: 0

Mixed class, varied type, and ages, all within weight.

1st: TREE Keimantre Molly Moo

Pretty and confident little lady, good length, and ground Clearence, sweet head, plenty of reach, well filled front, rice rib and firm topline, good angulation, movement won her this class.

2nd: ROSE Rosencrantz Ophelia

Very similar to winner, long and low, covered the ground well. Plenty of ribbing, well angulated, confident mover.

3rd: LANDRY Royaldach Dakotas Darling

MPB (3 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: CROSS Loggeta Establoomingsmall BPB

Sassy little lady with a bright future once she matures. She has real attitude. Dark eye, good head shape, well filled in front, tight elbows, good feet, well ribbed, firm topline, well angulated and boy can she move. Just needs to fill out to complete the picture, one to watch

2nd: CORFIELD Russetcopse's Toffee Apple

Taller and finer than winner, slightly narrower all through, has a good frame which hopefully she will fill in time, well angulated and sound mover.

PB (2 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: MOES & WILLIAMS Cwmdarhian Cold as Ice

Quality girl, up to size but has a good frame, super head, neck, shoulders, good front assembly, topline and outline retained on the move, excels in hind angulation. Moved with style and purpose.

2nd: BULLIS Amaffrey Flo Rider

Another good sound type, good ground clearance, elegant in outline, good length, well-shaped rear, another sound mover retains her shape.

JB (3 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: HUNT Mylforbe Red Velvet At Sunara

Striking girl, superb head and eye, reachy neck, well laid shoulder and front assembly, tight elbows, padded feet, neat underline, strong in topline, well angulated, moves with soundness and purpose, pushed hard in the challenge. Promising future

2nd: FORGE Normpug Apricot Beauty

Unlucky meeting winner on top form, pretty head, good front, well ribbed, firm in topline and again well angulated, moved well keeping good shape.

3rd: ROSE Rosencrantz Ophelia

YB (5 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: HANNEY-MITCHELL Bronia Clarisse

Hard to fault his youngster, sweet head, reachy neck, well filled front, tight elbow, plenty of well sprung rib, neat underline, strong well-rounded rear with correct angulation, moved well nice type with bright future

2nd: WOODS Myleforbe passion fleur

Dark eye and feminine head, correct front, topline steady but would like more ribbing, good angulation and movement.

3rd: CHAPMAN-REITH Hayvenhund Fancy Nancy

PGB (9 Entries) Abs: 0

This was a class full of quality, very mixed types as normal for PG,but spoilt for choice, very encouraging as all within weight.

1st: RUDKIN Crosscop if I could dream for dynasty Dax BCC

This cracking little girl has everything I like, perfect size, sweet head and expression, dark eye, well filled in front, great shoulders, tight elbows, excellent feet, superb ribbing,forechest,strong topline, correct angulation, she’s a bit of a madam on the move but I like character, she has everything and today she hit the spot for me, I hope she will go far in the future. She settled in the challenge taking her first CC.


Another real of quality, excellent proportions, long and low, well filled and strong on the move, promising

3rd: WILKINSON & WAKEHAM Bronia Valentina for Wakywilks

LB (7 Entries) Abs: 0

Limit, generally is a strong class, So I was disappointed to find many were pushing their luck with weight, annoyingly, they could easily lose a few ounces without detriment.

1st: KILROY Janacop Maggie may

I loved this little girl, great example of what miniature means, pocket rocket. Sweet head, dark eye and well filled front, nice and tight, she is compact and correct, well rounded and enough angulation. Underline a little untidy due to maternal duties, this does not distract from her workman like style and soundness.


Within weight and size, good front, neat topline and undercarriage, more length than winner, not quite the rounded hid quarters, sound mover.

3rd: ROSE Pennydach Mystique at Rosencrantz

OB (8 Entries) Abs: 0

Again, several were overweight and size, and when you are faced with such quality, I had to make some tough decisions.

My first two were well within weight yet had substance and quality,it can be done

1st: RUDKIN Ch Dynastydax Alfreda JW RCC

Well within the weight and size, This bitch is simply outstanding, worthy of her title, super head, neck, front assembly, good length of fore arm, tight elbows, excels in ribbing, strong topline, hind angulation all in perfect proportion, she looks perfect viewed from any angle, moves out well retaining her shape. Thought she would take the CC, but her kennel mate stole the show today, I was splitting hairs sure they will challenge each other often


Oh so pretty, very similar to winner, she has many of the same attributes, soundness, quality top to tail, again worthy of her title, just a fraction slighter build than winner, they will change places often for sure.

3rd: MOES, Mr C J & WILLIAMS, Mrs R Ch Cwmdarhian Ginger Snap:

VB (3 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: ERGIS Ch Siouxline Rapunzel with Melriding BV,Vet Group 3

My best veteran, later taking veteran group 3

She carries her age well, still in good hard condition, particularly impressed with her firm topline and under carriage, good front assembly, well angulated she can really cover the ground, another very fine example

2nd: STOKES Webbers Swansong

Good head, well filled front and neat underline, lovely length, firm topline, good angulation, moving soundly, in great condition.

3rd: TREE Ardenrun Sea Shanty by Keimantre