Great Joint Dachshund Club 2011
Championship show: It was a great
honour to be invited to judge B.I.S. at this prestigious show as I have decided
that it will probably be my last breed-club B.I.S. and a nice one to finish
with and I have been turning them down for the last couple of years. At this
level, breed type, construction, movement, presence and personality all need to
be there and I found them all in my winner - the brindle Wire Ch. Cishelvine
Swellegant Guy at Tendrow. I gave him his second ticket at Southern Counties
and he is still a real handful to control as he is so busy and playful, but
pleases nearly everywhere and is a neat size and exudes character. A real Wire.
Reserve went to the Smooth Ch. Matzell Mildred, a beautifully made red and so
typical of this most consistent kennel in make and shape and moving
accordingly. Did everything asked of her and did it soundly and well, but
couldn't match the pizzazz of the Wire. Best Miniature was the cream Min. Long
dog Ch. & Ir. Ch. Walpines Brandy Butter who had been my B.O.B. at the Southern
in January and impressed again for the same reasons of type, balance and
quality and is so consistent coming and going. I thought these three stood
away. Best Puppy was the B/T Min. Smooth bitch Cwmdarhian Back To Alabama at
Carpaccio. Nearly 10 months and very much the finished article. Beautifully
balanced and lovely Dachshund-in-miniature type and so well-schooled and
responsive both standing and on the move. Reserve Best Puppy was the red Long
Bronia Callista, a month younger and beautifully conditioned, but obviously
still needs to fine down in this much slower maturing variety. Well-made front
and, like the winner, she just needs to firm here on the move. Two most
promising youngsters. Best Standard Veteran was the 9 year old brindle Wire
Ch., Am. Ch. & Ir. Ch. Raydachs Tom Cruisen On. A lovely lad I've previously
judged on both sides of the Atlantic. Handsome head, firm body belying his
years and still moves and shows very well. Best Miniature Veteran and Best
Overall was the 7 red Min. Wire bitch Ch. Foxearth Foto Copy, the star of the
show for me and looking very much the same as when I gave her her first C.C. at
Crufts in 2007, a cracking little bitch, hard and fit and in super coat and
moving so well. A great little laster in this difficult variety, loved her.
I was very pleased with my entry. Coats were good and so
were temperaments. I loved my line up of bitches. I thought my bitch classes
were very good and I am sure placings will change at other shows. PD.
1. Howell's, Fallowmill Ropper Conster. Very nice 6 months old dog. Good head,
eye and neck. Well laid back shoulders. Good ribbing. Moved well. In good coat,
well presented from this kennel. 2. Presnal's, Taree Selwyn. Black and tan. Well
coated. Nice head, neck and shoulders. Needs to settle on the move. Good topline.
Well presented. 3. Haywood's, Taree Scoville. JD. 1. Fulton's,
Bothlyn Brigadoon. RCC. This dog has a lovely head, dark eye. Good reachy neck.
In good coat. Good ribbing. Strong hindquarters which he used so well. Level
topline. Steady on the move. Will watch his progress, should have a good future.
2. Thorn-Andrews', Drakesleat Noddy Doff. Dark brindle. Sound. Good coat. Lovely
masculine head and expression. Good neck and body. Good ribbing. Moved well. 3.
Phillips', Curtisey Boogy Woogy. PGD. 1. Hassall's, Stargang
Begas Strip. Beindle. Good front. Enough forechest. Good ribbing. Well angulated
hindquarters. Moved out well. 2. Phillips', Curtisey Boogy Woogy. LD.
1. Punter's, Welcumen Jeremy. Red brindle. Good head, well laid back shoulders.
Well ribbed. Strong hindquarters. Moved out well. 2. Walmeister Samuel JW. Very
sound, of different type. Enough front. Well laid back shoulder. Good ribbing.
Lovely harsh coat. Not the angulation of winner. Moved well. Good temperament.
3. Danvichar Euphrasia. OD. 1. Thorn-Andrews', Drakesleat
Ottoffi the Ptress. CC. Dark brindle. The most lovely head, eye and reach of
neck into wel laid back shoulders. Good ribbing. Strong hindquarters. Moved
well. 2. Howell's, Fallowmill Back and Fetch JW Sh CM. Well presented brindle of
excellent type. Lovely outline. Good head, neck, shoulder, ribbing, bone and
substance. Good hindquarters. Neat hocks. Moved well. 2. Shone's, Winston Bryn.
MPB. 1. Howell's, Fallowmill on the Buton. Stunning puppy. Nice
size. Lovely head, dark eye. Strong neck and good lay back of shoulder. Nice
feet. Well angulated hindquarters. In super coat. Moved out well. BP. 2.
Backburn-Bennett's, Stargang Diamond Dust. Another nice puppy. Needs to settle.
Nice head and long neck. Good fornt and lay back of shoulder. Well ribbed. Moved
out well. 3. Marston-Teal's, Lordscairnie I Love Me. PB. 1.
Blackburn-Bennett's, Stargang Czarina. I loved this puppy. Lovely head and neck.
Prominent forechest and good lay back of shoulder. Nice feet and good
hindquarters. Lacks confidence. 2. Thorn-Andrews, Drakesleat Round n Round. 3.
Lunter's, Nelcumen Imagination. JB. 1. Martson-Teal's,
Lordscairnie Love Life. RCC. I have admired this bitch from the ringside. Good
head and eye. Good front. Good ribbing. In good coat and strong hindquarters.
Moved with dribe keeping level topline standing and on the move. 2. Daykin's,
Ashridge Dun Danzin at Barratini. Quality bitch. Good head, neck and shoulder.
Enough forechest. Well off for bone. Nice feet and strong hindquarters. Moved
well. 3. McLeod and Hassall's, Jankac Mac Zeen. PGB. 1. Rose's,
Stargang de Valois at Ridanflight. Another sound bitch of lovely proportions.
Would have liked a stronger head but not change anything elese. Good shoulder
and front. Good ribbing and strong hindquarters. Moved well. Very well
presented. 2. Jones's, Bimini Starlight Express. Not the front of winner. Sound
movement. Nice head and shoulders. Feet need attention. Good length of rib.
Moved well. 3. Dunns', Ashridge Dun Dustine. LB. 1. Jones's,
Bimini Rhapsody in Blue. Strong class. Compact. Lovely outline. Nice head, good
fornt and shoulders. Good coat. Moved with drive keeping topline on the move. 2.
Blackburn's, Stargang Molly Flanders. Nice light brindle. Gorgeoius head, neck,
shoulder and forechest. Well rounded ribcage and strong hindquarters. Moved out
well. Just prefered shorter hocks of winner. 3. Hayward's, Foxearth Free Wing.
OB. 1. Thorn-Andrews', Drakesleat Mass Wisterip. CC and BOB.
Dark brindle. Lovely head and dark eye. The best of shoulders. Tight elbows and
ribbing. Good harsh coat. A picture standing keeping her topline at all times.
2. MacLeod's, Sidelock Do I Look Bouvered. Nice type. Good head, neck and front.
Good coat and feet. Clean teeth. Good ribbing. Moved out well. VB.
1. Haywards', Ch. Foxearth Foto Copy. Enjoying her day out. Not showing her age.
In hard condition. Strong harsh coat. Good head. Body well proportions. Moved
out well. 2. Kugow-Holts', Ch. Waldmeister Meadow. Another good veteran in good
coat and condition. Same remarks as winner. Just prefered feet and shoulders of
winner. Moved out well.
MINIATURE LONG HAIRED
My thanks to the committee for their invitation to
judge this variety. It was a numerically high entry and I am grateful to the
exhibitors for their support. It is about three years since I last judged min
longs and I am offering these overall comments with the best of intentions.
These are points that I found on some of the exhibits and that I personally
feel need watching carefully if this variety is to remain one of the best. When
judging I kept uppermost in my mind the Kennel Club maxim "Fit For Function",
whether that be as a pet, a show dog or a working animal. The problems I
mention affect every aspect of the dachshund's potential role. I am not a
mouth fanatic, although I believe some exhibitors thought otherwise. However,
the number of missing pre-molars was alarming. This gives rise to the sunk in
cheek effect and the snipey foreface as well as seriously weakening the overall
jaw of the dog. There were lower canines running up into the soft palate. This
is detrimental to the dog and is one of the mouth faults that I will not
forgive. Bites were correct scissor which is good, but the under jaw on many
was weak and the teeth were small. Bearing in mind that this is a breed that is
bred to grip its' prey I feel that some exhibits were not "fit for function" in
this respect. Moving onto eyes! So many were huge and round and "goggly". This
is incorrect according to our breed standard. Feet were another issue. Nails
were short which was good, but many had flat open soft feet with little knuckle
which would be poor tools to dig with. Muscle tone was lacking in so many. They
had little or no thigh and second thigh was difficult to find. This meant that
hind movement produced no drive and "tummy tapping" was evident in several. On
the plus side, toplines were very good as was tailset and lack of kinks in the
tail. Many dogs lacked neck and were very stuffy over the withers. Sometimes
this was coat, but on many their heads were bolted on at right angles which
gave an incorrect picture. Temperament is very important to me and is quoted as
"bold" in the breed standard. I did temperament test the exhibits, although
again I hear this was questioned by some! Sadly there were too many nervous
exhibits. I was happy if the dog returned to me and stood its' ground and
observed me with contempt, that is a dachshund trait, but the ones that backed
off, hid behind their owner's legs, and even barked at me, were, I'm sorry to
say, penalised. Some approached with curiosity which was great, and some
thought a biscuit was in the offing, again a typical dachshund characteristic
which was rewarded. All this might sound negative, but it is meant to be
constructive, and many were good honest dogs with none of the above mentioned
faults. With well filled classes I could easily find plenty of good specimens
to award prizes to, and in some classes it was a tough decision. MPD
(8,3) 1 Young's Willowheath Floyd. Beat two on more energetic movement. Not
quite the head of two but more together in his showing on the day. Front
construction good and positive movement behind. 2 Shutt's Doonydax Secret Dream
of Donnadoon. Good to go over and I'm sure he will come right, just not showing
off today. Just give him time. 3 Palin's Diquest Chocolate Swirl of Sanmik.
PD (3,1) 1 Best Puppy. Holden's Sengepabu Ares. Choc and tan.
Liked his head and strong foreface. Outgoing personality which showed on the
move as he moved around with some style. Showed his pads going away. Carrying a
lot of coat which made him appear lower to ground than he was as he has correct
clearance. 2 Broad's Neertanauf Sea Magic. Needs to develop in confidence to go
further. JD (14,5) 1 Palin's Sanmik Tuvalk. This exhibit was
lucky in as much as he performed the best of these three on the day. Having
short listed in this class the dogs went round several times and this youngster
maintained a steady and correct outline which won him the class. 2 Holmes
Tammera Touch of Class. Thought at the outset of the final moving that this dog
would win, but unfortunately he decided to play around and lost concentration
and consequently outline. He is a well made d with correct head and eye. I'm
sure as he matures he will settle better to the job in hand. 2 Lockett Walters
and Walters Ralines Here Comes the Sun. Loved this exhibit on the table, but
sadly he lost confidence on the floor. PGD (7) 1 Poole's Findowrie
McDuff. This was a confident dog with positive movement who won this class with
some to spare. He had a correct front with enough forechest. Front feet could
stand slightly straighter, but a good honest dog. 2 McCarthy's Nagshall
Oklahoma Sunrise JW. Not quite as masculine as the winner. Sound temperament. 3
Chappell's Gleneddee Mister Cool Dude. LD (13,4) 1 Brooks Lyndarlea
Raferty JW. Won a hotly contested class. Good strong temperament. Correct eye.
Some neck and moved with some flair. Well balanced head. 2 Palin's Clary
Concerto to Sanmik. Not quite the eye of one and could have a little more
confidence for profit, but still showed well enough to secure a good place
here. 3 Roberts Ravenways Tornero at Dandydayo. OD (11) 1st CC
and BOB McAlpine and Walsh's Ch and Irish CH Walpines Brandy Butter. This
little cream d exuded personality. Completely confident. Correct mouth with
full dentition. Moved with drive from behind showing his pads. Kept a great
outline at all times. Not exaggerated in any department. Lovely front with
enough forechest. Well ribbed back. Short strong loin. Well turned quarters. A
great little show dog, could imagine him as a perfectly happy pet and with his
construction and character could see him working in the field. A real "fit for
function" exhibit. Best Miniature in Show under Jeff Crawford. 2 Res. CC
Holden's Ch Segepabu Saint Valentine. Another quality exhibit in a class where
all the placed dogs could do better on another day. Lost to one on lack of
pre-molars and slightly looser elbows, otherwise close up. Good movement and
showmanship. 3 Wood's Wildstar Wrenowned JW. A good class. VD
(3) 1 Broad's Jenwood Ring of Bells. Nearly ten years and in excellent
condition. Had good muscle tone, better than many of the younger dogs. Mouth
still full and clean. Slightly out of coat but that just showed his correct
ground clearance. Looked good in the BIS ring later. 2 Brook's Lyndarlea Earth
Tremor. Good overall shape and balance. Coat in great condition. Not quite the
verve or drive on the move as first. 3 Breese's Silkdown on Parade JW Sh CM.
Another to be proud of. MPB (10,3a) 1 Turner's Rafthouse Night
Fever. Lovely type and make of this bitch. Good head. Gleaming coat. Won this
class with some to spare. Moved round well in profile. Needs a little more
confidence to complete but a promising puppy. 2 Cawley and King's Little Miss
Honeybun for Summerview. Could do with more bone and is a little twee at the
moment, but she may well come on in time. Temperament good. 3 Brook's Lyndarlea
Dream Boat. PB (7,2) 1 Geeson's Abydachs Apparition. Easy
winner here. Full of herself and moved very well. Correct conformation. Mature.
Close up to the puppy dog winner but he was a bit tidier behind and preferred
his eye. 2 Norris Criscan Karess. Preferred the bone of one over this exhibit.
Moved well and another confident bitch. Promising. 3 Maclaine's Criscan Keira
at Pennygown. JB (11,4) 1 Holmes Tammera Just Elegant. Liked
this one very much and considered her for the res cc in the challenge. Good
type. Loved her profile movement and shape. Easy winner in this class. Took my
eye when she first went round. Will mature well I hope. 2 Norris Criscan Khesia.
Another quality exhibit. Just needs more confidence to finish the picture. 3
McCarthy's Nagshall Wings of Love. PGB (11,3) 1 Worswick's Dolyharp
Patience. Small but well put together. Covered the ground well with a free
flowing action. Good head and eye. Confident. 2 McCarthy's Nagshall Sweet
Caroline. Another quality one. Good feet, free moving, confident. Just
preferred front of one. 3 Mee's Barlaine's Black Princess. LB
(15,4) 1 Res CC Palin's Sanmik Amulet. Good front and bone. Pleasing head and
eye. Moved with confidence and drive. Just lost to the ticket winner on overall
maturity. To be critical, just a tad low to ground for me. 2 Mee's Barlaine's
Summer Star. Another pleasing exhibit winning well in a good class. Similar to
the winner, but lost on having a shade less neck. Still confident and a good
mover. 3 Edwards Barok New Beginning. OB (14,3) What a lovely
class! All those placed were well up and I had to be picky to separate them. 1
Johnson's Charpurdy Just Iss. Apparently has recently attained her crown, so
well done on that. Won today in good company. Not a flashy b but very sound and
honest. Good oval thorax. Good eye and better neck than two. Driving movement
showing her pads. In the challenge for BOB felt the dog was putting more in and
could have gone round all day if asked, whereas I felt this bitch was just
flagging slightly after several laps of the ring. 2 Graham's Hillstar Lexzina
of Jadag. Another quality b with all the essentials. Confident and sound on the
move but just lacked as much verve and sparkle as the winner. Called back to
challenge for the res cc but just preferred the neck of the limit winner. 3
McAlpine and Walsh's Ir. Ch Walpines Brandy Cream. VB (3,1) 1
Shutt's Jadag Cadbury Rose at Donnadoon. Didn't show her age at all apart from
being rather well covered, and that isn't a bad thing! Wonderful teeth. Moved
so well and was confident. A pity she was not to be found for the best veteran
LONG HAIRED DACHSHUND
MPD 1 Lewis' Bronia Chaos at Trixhund.
Lovely red dog, expressive eyes and a black nose and nicely set on ears. Plenty
of body, moved well in front. Best Puppy Dog. 2 Chapman's Melminds Malanorino.
Carrying enough weight and went ok at times. Has a temperament problem at the
moment. PD 1 Mitchell's Bronia Absolute. Very sound and
composed on the move. Pleasing head and outlook. Neat feet and good, stylish
action. 2 Fricker's Dachslur in His Prime. Very proud lad with good body
proportions. Rather timid at times but a nice, sound boy. JD 1
Dare's Darsoms Zyjack. Handsome and full of himself. Lovely neat feet and well
proportioned body. Looked super, sound on the move. A happy fellow. Res CC. 2 Duchesne's
Darsom's Zane of Scandell. Pleasing head and expression, very nice youngster
with the best of feet. Needs more muscle over rear quarters. 3 Vine's Darsom's
Zwagger. PGD 1 Negus' Tekehaus Licence to Kill with Tarramist
Sh CM. Pleasing in head and expression, went very soundly. Looked very smart on
the move, lovely front. 2 Horne's African Dawns Night Willow. Nice masculine
lad with a lovely eye and expression. Looked well on the move, going very
smartly. 3 Cook and Rhodes' Abydachs Rides the Storm to Bournder. LD
1 Pankhurst and Edward's Marshwick Cloudy Morning at Danward. Very appealing
head and expreessive eyes. Movement sound coming and going. Nicely quality
fellow. 2 Dare's Africandawns Night Kisses at Darsoms. Lovely dark eyes,
quality in outlook. Pleasing head and expression, nice dog who looked good on
the move. 3 Geeson's Abydachs Kicks Up A Storm. OD 1
Mitchell's Ch Bronia Lothario JW. Winner of the DCC. He carried himself so well
and soundly. Good head qualities, strong and well made body and front and rear
assembly. Liked him a lot. 2 Geason and Geiser's Am Ch Insights Captain Quitch
(Imp). Particularly liked his head and expressive eyes, a lovely face. He was
very sound on the go around and carried himself well. 3 Sutton's Damai Master
Benedict Sh CM. Vet D 1 Metcalfe-Bilgin's Ch Metadale
Macquarie. So handsome and happy. So very sound on the move, very lovely head
and expressive eyes. Super fellow. 2 Geeson's Ch Abydachs Oh What A Night. JW.
Of smaller mould than the winner. Delightful head and eyes. Very sound on the
move - a handsome little dog. 3 Fossett's Melminds Method in Madness via
Brysdax. MPB 1 Mitchell's Bronia Carmelina. Delightful little
lady, a real redhead! She is so well built and showing off so well. Lovely
girlie! 2 Mitchell's Bronia Louanna at Imrika. Another red girl, so pretty. Has
lovely expressive eyes and is very sound on the move. PB 1 Mitchell's Bronia
Callista. A lovely, lovely bitch. So very sound on the move, carried herself so
well. Very beautiful head and expression, the best of feet and went around the
ring with good deportment. BPIB and Res BCC. 2 Bradley's Marshwick Spring
Serenade. Very happy puppy, moving well. Pretty in outlook, dark eyes and going
around so soundly. 3 Eve's Dachslur Maairi My Dream. JB 1
Dare's Darsoms Zeticia. Lovely outline and good body balance. Lovely front and
rear assembly. A very pretty lady. 2 Mitchell's Bronia American Liberty at
Imirika. Shade longer cast than the winner, but very beautiful and feminine.
Pleasing in outlook. 3 Eve's Dachslur Mairi My Dream. PGB 1
Dunbar and McNaughton's Bronia Velveteen.A most lovely lady, she simply oozes
class and style. So charming and never put a foot wrong. Beautiful, charismatic
lady. Best Bitch and BOB, well done. 2 Negus' Tarramist A New Hope. Lovely
balance in front and at the rear and superb deportment. Went so soundly and
seemed to be really happy. 3 Eve's Dachslur Diamond Fancy Free at Sundayshill.
LB 1 Lewis' Bronia Sweet Amber at Trixhund. Beautifully
presented, has all the essentials to produce lovely free movement. Lovely head
and expressive eyes. 2 Chapman's Darsoms Ziana at Melminds. A really pretty
girlie. So very sound on the move and going with great style. . 3 Wilson's
Rogermardax Anna Livia. OB 1 Mitchell's Bronia Estee. Black
and tan lady, she showed off so well. Enjoyed being handled and in the ring
moved soundly and freely and with style. 2 McNaughton's Ch Cedovach Mystique.
Lovely black and tan lady. A shade longer in couplings than the winner, but
really good and free action. 3 3 McNaughton's Sorceress. Vet B
1 McNaughton's Ch Cedavoch Bewitched. Lovely lass, exuding quality. Moved
stylishly and with typical Dachshund aplomb. 2 Metcalfe-Bilgin's Ch Metadale
Make It Happen. Carrying a shade too much weight over loins. Very nice face and
still going well. 3 Mitchell's Bronia Charisma at Imikira.
MPD (4) 1 Ellis
Tealby Red Between the Lines - Promising Puppy 8mnth, correct head and eye
shape, nicely arched neck, shoulder placement, length of ribbing. Good overall
balance both stood and moving. 2 Seago and Gobbards Amilda Dramatiker 8mnth good
head and expression, pleasing in front, ribbbing could be better. Moved out very
well. 3 Trafford's Dabrenhhof Nadal. PD (2) 1 Adams Chaliss
Celtic Gold B/T Lovely to go over on the table. Good head and neck, tight elbows
good feet and body shape, moved soundly. B.P.D. 2 Ellis Tealby Red Between the
Lines. JD (5) 1 Tites Rijobeau Hot on Ya Heels. Red youngster
of quality, well shaped head, lovely expression and eye. Arched neck into well
placed shoulders topline and ribbing, excellent balanced angulation front and
rear, well presented, sound and effortless on the move. 2 Armstrong's Lauralee
Gailileo. Masculine B/T youngster, strong attractive head with good body shape,
good feet and quarters. Moved with good reach and drive. 3 Adams Chaliss Celtic
Gold. PG (5) 1 Jones Adherbs Smooth Criminal. Super outline.
Attractive head and length of neck into well placed shoulders. Correct ribbing
with level topline, sound quarters, moved well. 2 Hunts Cwmdarhian Hogan's Hero
at Carpaccio. Another promising exhibit. Masculine head, good neck and
shoulders, nicely spring ribs and rear angulation. Moved with drive. 3 Norton's
Matzell Man of the Moment. LD (9) Class of nice dogs. 1
Chauhams Hampdach Man In Black. Hansom B/T lovely head and eye shape. So well
constructed. Keeping a lovely outline both stood and moving. A sound free mover.
2 MacDonald's Bensarka Pheonix Sun. Super to go over, close up to 1. Lovely head
and eye, neck, correct shoulder tight elbows, well angulated both ends. Moved
soundly keeping a firm topline. OD (5) 1 Tite's Ch Rijobeau
Caught Red Handed. Worthy champion. Hansom boy who oozes quality. Soundly
balanced construction all through and a real showman on the move with his sound
flowing movement. Handled to perfection. CC. 2 Bethels and Natalchenko Russ Gr
CH and Belarus Ch Hampdach Famous Rumours. Another quality red boy with a very
good head and neck, forequarters, level topline, nicely let down quarters, sound
true mover keeping a good outline. RCC. 3 Tealby's Tealby Another Rumour in Red.
VD (3,2) 1 Cooper's Ch Sontag Simon Le Bone J.W - 7yrs. Elegant
boy, super conformation all through in excellent condition, his elegant sound
movement took him to Res Best Dog. Well done. MPB Two promising
puppies. 1 Jones Abnerbs Betty Boob. Lovely head, neck, good forechest, topline
and quarters. Sound and stylish mover. 2 Higgins Leveliss Drink down the moon.
Another sound youngster with good bone and substance. Pleasing head, good
shoulder placement and forechest, ribbing well back, correct strong quarters,
moved true fore and aft. 3 Chauhan Sapphire Dazzle. PB (4,1) 1
Bethels Hampdach Coraline loved this stylish youngster, lovely confirmation,
super head neck and body shape. Very stylish mover keeping a lovely outline. One
for the future. B.P. 2 Dalgetys Thundergay Be Bop a Lula. Another quality puppy
of different type. Heavier boned than 1. Balanced outline, when stood and moving
sound fore and aft. 3 Burke and Manstons Hampdach Cornelia. JB
(6,2) 1 Bennetts Hacicenda Outrageous Fortune (imp). Nice and compact body
shape, touch narrow in skull. Almond eye. Nicely angulated in front with tight
elbows. Sound quarters with good rear action showing pads. 2 Dalgetys Thundergay
Blue Bayou, promising youngster, liked a lot, pleasing head 7 expression. Good
angulation front and back spring and length of ribbing, good feet, moved
soundly. 3 Bethel's Hampdach Copperhead Rose. PGB (9,1) 1
Gatheral and Graham's Phaeland Smooth N Dark. Elegant B/T, correct shaped head,
arched neck. Prominent forechest, ribing well back. Level topline and underline.
Good rear angulation, true movement with good extension. 2 Ellis Tealby Little
Dorit - Smaller type, body good proportions, lovely balanced shape. Movement
sound and stylish. 3 Rawson's Rosenket Nectar of the Gods. LB
(7) 1 McNaughtons Diana De Fermincan (imp). Lovely head and expression. Good
length of neck and into good shoulders, level topline. Showy balanced outline.
Solid quarters with good angulation. Sound free movement. 2 Turners Maricuter
Moulin Rouge - Pleasing head, balanced in body shape, smooth in elbows and level
topline and underline. Good rear angulation, moved sound and steady showing a
good outline. 3 Ellis Tealby Tittle Tattle. OB (9,1) 1 Norton's
Ch Matzel Mildred - Have often admired this lovely bitch. Feminine with clean
lines. Super head, neck, correct in fore quarters, ribbing carried well back.
Hind angulation good. Lovely free flowing movement. CC, BOB and RBIS. 2
MacDonald's Am ChH Hampdach Classic Gold at Bensarka - Elegant and soundly made,
lovely head and neck. Good shoulder, topline and ribbing and hind angulation
keeping that lovely outline both standing and moving. Moved out well. RCC. 3
Cooper's Ch Hacienda Lo N Behold its Sontag (Imp).
My first time giving CCs in this variety. What
lovely temperaments. I would echo this year's previous judges comments on teeth
and tails. PD (2) 1 Seath's Sunsong Whisper A Promise. Ten
month chocolate and tan, nice size though could body up a bit more. Good head
and expression, correct angulation fore and aft, reasonable length of rib and
keel. Moved out with good extension. 2 Hooper's Strutting Arch at Starhill. Red
of a larger size, good front end, reasonable ribbing. Not the turn of stifle of
1. Moved a bit wide coming and going. JD (4) 1.Skinner's
Ritterburg Surprise Parcel. Brindle - stood out in this class. On the larger
side, lovely head and expression, good tight feet, correct shoulder placement
and well angulated. Kept topline on the move and strode out well. 2 Vine's
Allfreys To Catch A Thief at Cishelvine. Dark brindle, nice expression, not
quite the shoulder placement of 1 and not the underline but he moved out well
on nice feet with extension fore and aft. PGD (1) Ritterburg
Surprise Parcel. LD (12,3a) 1 Coverley's Aventine Tropic
Thunder JW. Pleasing outline when stacked and on the move, his movement was, I
felt, the best in this class. Nice front, topline and underline, well muscled
back end. 2 Rees' Ermewood Joint Effort. Another nice boy of slightly larger
type, lovely head and expression, correct angulation fore and aft, good coat,
well muscled quarters. Would have preferred tighter feet. Moved out well. 3
Skinner's Ritterburg Storm Trooper. OD (6) 1 Phillips' Ch
Cishelvine Swellegant Guy At Tendrow JW. Lovely fellow, dark brindle of nice
size, hard coat, good feet, correct front and hindquarters, well muscled. On
the move, extended well fore and aft and kept it up on several circuits of the
ring. CC & BOB. I was very pleased to see him go BIS. 2 McCalmont's CH Silvae
Zealot. Another super one, good coat, good front and well angulated rear,
lovely outline when stacked and on the move. In splitting hairs, preferred the
feet of 1! RCC. 3 Moore& Downes' Am Gr Ch Daybreak's Classique Cruiser.
VD (1) 1 Moore's Ch/Ir/Am Ch Raydachs Tom Cruisen On. 9 year old of
nice size, lovely head and expression, nice front, kept topline on the move
Somewhat lacking in muscle in hindquarters although he moved out well. Bv in
breed. MPB (4, 1a) 1 Phillips' Tendrow Peaches. 9 months red,
still very much a baby, well boned, lovely head and dark eye, sound front
construction and well angulated behind. Moved with drive when seen in profile.
2 Littleworth's Ablebody Rhapsody In Blue. 7 month dark brindle, another one
who needs time, nice head, good coat good bone, well angulated fore and aft,
moved OK. 3 Borman's Stainscloud Show Me Heaven of Sonic. PB
(3) 1 Rollinsons Nosinllor Artemis. 11 month dark brindle, most up together in
the class, nice head and expression, good forechest and well laid shoulders,
nice hammy hindend, nice outline when stacked, topline kept on move with drive
and extension. BP. 2 Vine's Cishelvine Echoes Of The Sea. Similar in age to 1
but needs a lot more time. Smaller build, good coat, well constructed, nice
outline, moved OK. 3 Dunstall's Rieyonne Adele for Metcroft. JB
(4,1) 1 Coverley's Aventine Shaken Not Stirred. Dark brindle, nice size, well
proportioned, lovely head and expression, correct hind angulation and well laid
shoulder. The best mover in the class keeping a good outline. 2 Harvey's Queen
oOf Spain. Larger size brindle just out of puppy, pretty face, reasonable front
but not the ribbing of 1, good feet, moved out well. 3 Gibson's Allfreys Lillie
Langtry. PGB (3) 1 Pughe & Fraser's Bystock Pussy Galore. Neat
brindle, gentle expression, reasonable shoulders, well muscled and angulated
hind quarters, good feet. Moved out well keeping a firm outline. 2 Edwards &
Lavin's Romanchi Kikima Of Bellavin. Larger size brindle, nice face, reasonable
shoulders, a bit short in ribbing and keel, nice tight feet. Moved well with
drive. 3 Vine's Cishelvine Dream Of The Sea. LB (6,2) 1
Seath's Sunsong Wish Upon A Star. Feminine bitch whose proportions and ratios
were good, nice head and expression, good coat reasonable shoulder placement,
good hind angulation, feet OK. Kept firm outline on the move, nice outline when
stacked. 2 Pughe & Fraser's Bystock Black Truffle. Pretty girl, longer cast
than 1, good shoulders and forechest, well angulated quarters, sound on the
move. 3 Rowe's Boloria Anisia Bella. OB (9,1) Lovely class who
I am sure have all changed places at other times. 1 McCalmont's Ch Silvae Zest.
Brindle of lovely type, well proportioned, correct angulation fore and aft,
nice tight feet, well muscled, moved out well both in profile and coming and
going. CC. 2 Rollinsons Ch Nosinllor Joan of Arc. Slightly less ground
clearance than 1 but well constructed, lovely head and expression, good coat,
tight feet, nice hammy quarters, moved out with drive and extension. Well
handled. RCC. 3 Gibson's Ch Allfreys Grace Kelly. VB (2,1) 1
Rollinson's Spitchwick By The Moor at Nosinllor. 8 years red, nice head, could
lose a bit of weight, coat a bit soft but she enjoyed herself and moved out
covering the ground well.