• Show Date: 01/10/2023
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judged by: Lisa Aitken Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 12/11/2023

Scottish Kennel Club

Breed: Dachshund (Miniature Wire Haired)

Scottish Kennel Club, 1st October 2023

Dachshund (Miniature Wire-Haired)

Class 1449 PD/B (7 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 3427 KIRKWOOD-EMERY, Misses A & A, Helydon Tartan Talula - nicely balanced 7-month-old bitch of correct size. Loved her head, correct dark eye with a sparkling intelligent expression, strong jaws, and correct coat. Long muscular neck blending into an excellently constructed front with a long shoulder and equal length and return of upper arm. Good bone and excellent feet. Good length and depth of body with keel extending well back giving a good underline. Well ribbed back with strong topline, and short loin. Full rump, with balanced rear angulation. Good turn of stifle and strong, parallel rear pasterns and hocks well let down. She moved well in all directions, with reach and drive. Best Puppy in Breed and shortlisted in a nice Puppy Group, Congratulations!

2nd: 3425 KIRKWOOD, Mr G, Helydon Vexy Vixen - from the same kennel as 1 I see and sharing many of the same qualities, this 6-month-old bitch is so well balanced without any exaggeration. Pretty head of good proportions, dark eyes and strong muzzle. Full forechest and legs well under her when viewed from the front, good bone and feet. Muscular neck, carried correctly into a lovely front assembly and ideal elbow placement. Excellent length of body with good ribbing, extending well back giving a strong topline, short, strong loin - just standing slightly higher in the rear at the moment. Nicely balanced rear with good tail set and lovely width of thigh, low strong hocks.

3rd: 3421 FEETHAM, Ms S P Kimbleholme Piquet

Class 1450 PGD/B (5 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: 3424 KIRKWOOD, Mr G Helydon Quickstep Queeni - really liked this 2 year old bitch. She presents a beautiful profile outline, shown in excellent coat and condition and full of breed type. Pretty head with intelligent expression and excellent proportions to muzzle and skull, and both slightly arched, high set ears of good shape. Clean, strong neck of good length into beautifully laid shoulders, with an excellent return of upper arm and ample forechest. Excellent bone and feet. Lovely shape to her ribcage, with good depth and keel extending well back. Good top and underlines. Plump, full rear which is well muscled and angulated throughout. Good tailset. Excellent rear pasters and strong, low hocks. She moved very well as her construction suggested she would. Reserve Best Bitch.

2nd: 3434 WOODVINE-SHONE, Miss Hannah, Hanishan Ringing Tones - 14 month old bitch of a different type to 1. She has a pretty head of good length tapering to her nose, kind dark eye. Strong neck, sloping shoulders, nice bone for size and good feet. Level backline, muscular rear with good width of thigh, parallel rear pasterns and strong hocks. Moved well.

3rd: 3422 FULTON, Mrs E G & FULTON, Miss, Bothlyn Trail Blaze - a shapely 2-year-old male with lots to like about him. Awarded Best Dog on his front construction and overall balance.

Class 1451 OD/B (5 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: 3426 KIRKWOOD-EMERY, Misses A & A, Helydon Nifty Nairn JW - mother to my Best Puppy I see and sharing many of the same qualities. She is so well balanced with nothing overdone. Loved her head of good proportions, good depth of muzzle and strong underjaw, good earset. Strong, clean neck of good length into well-laid shoulders and excellent return of upper arm. Ample forechest, good bone, and feet. Ideal elbow placement and good ground clearance. Strong ribbing extending well back, and long keel. Good topline and tailset, gradual underline, and strong loin. Muscular rear with good width of thigh, strong hocks. Moved very well, true coming and going and covering the ground in profile. Expertly handled to Best Bitch and Best of Breed, Congratulations!

2nd: 3419 CLARKE, Ms Julia & FULTON, Mrs Elizabeth & FULTON, JOLANDA UPTOWN GIRL AT BOTHLYN - well balanced 5-year-old bitch with a shapely and impressive outline. Long conical head of good proportions, good eye and ears and good jaws. Long, strong neck into a super front with a lovely lay of shoulder and equal return of upper arm. Strong, prominent breastbone with deep chest and good ground clearance. Nice length of body with strong topline. Good tailset, full plump well-muscled rear with good width across the thighs and strong hocks. Moved well.

3rd: 3420 FEETHAM, Ms S P Kimbleholme Cazino - Reserve Best Dog.

Class 1452 SBD/B (2 Entries) Abs: 0

Class of two 6-month-old littermates who share many of the same qualities. The bitch was more settled on the move which won her the class.

1st: 3429 MORRIN, Miss Colette & BARBI, Miss Christina, Forbidden West - Pretty head, kind eye and nice earset. Long neck into a nicely laid shoulder and good return of upper arm, and nice bone - feet and pasterns still need to tighten as she matures. Nice length of body and strong loin. Well-turned stifle, strong hocks. Moved well. Best Special Beginner in Breed.

2nd: 3428 MORRIN, Miss Colette & BARBI, Miss Christina, Zero Dawn - brother to 1, he was a little overwhelmed today which made it difficult to assess him on the move, hopefully, his confidence will grow as he matures. Handsome head, nice eye and ears and good muzzle-to-skull proportions. Long neck into sloping shoulders and nice bone. Good length of body, level topline and good tailset. Nice width of thigh and well-turned stifle, too high in the hock. He was starting to relax a little towards the end which was good to see.

 Lisa Reid (Saadani)