Great Joint Dachshund Ass Championship Show 2015

Dachshund (Long Haired)

Judge Jeff Crawford


BEST OF BREED : DARE Ch Darsoms Zienna
Dog CC : HUTTON River Rumpus through Dachalune
Res Dog CC : SUTTON Damai Master Benedict ShCM
Bitch CC : DARE Ch Darsoms Zienna
Res Bitch CC : MARKS Ch Labbadax Belladonna
Best Puppy : MCNAUGHTON Cedavoch Jadis
Best Veteran : DARE Ch Darsoms Zienna

Minor Puppy Dog (3 Entries)
1st: HIRST Ranglewood Lantana at Kejana
2nd: STREET & TOFT Ranglewood Lawsonia
3rd:  PANKHURST Marshwick Red Prince

Puppy Dog (4 Entries)
1st: HORN Darsoms Zabbi
2nd: MCNAUGHTON Cedavoch the Alchemist
3rd:  DARE Darsoms Zamson

Junior Dog (3 Entries)  
1st: DARE & GUY Darsoms Zimbro
2nd: RODRIGUES Darsoms Zantor
3rd: DUCHESNE Darsoms Zamba of Scandell

Yearling Dog (3 Entries)  
1st: LEWIS Trixhund Euphoria JW ShCM
2nd: GEESON Abydachs Seize the Night
3rd: FOSSETT Brysdax Jacks Back

Post Graduate Dog (6 Entries)  
1st: MARKS Labbadax Higher than Hope
2nd: DUNBAR Daamistico Kamali
3rd:  GARLICK Ranglewood Arashi
Res: DUCHESNE Bronia Zifi of Scandell
VHC: PASKINS Kindeace Mickey Mars

Limit Dog (6 Entries)
1st: ROBERTS Swansford Warrador
2nd: MCNAUGHTON Teckel Rumour Has It (Imp Can)
3rd: PANKHURST Marshwick Black Boots
Res: CHAPMAN Melminds Zsylvester
VHC: DUCHESNE Bronia Priam of Scandell

Open Dog (5 Entries)  
1st: HUTTON River Rumpus through Dachalune
2nd: MARKS Ch Brynalyn Royal Warrier Via Labbadax
3rd: HUTTON Rolo Rascal over Dachalune ShCM
Res: ROBERTS Ch Swansford Kestador

Veteran Dog (2 Entries)
1st: SUTTON Damai Master Benedict ShCM
2nd: DARE Ch Bronia Salvador of Darsoms
3rd: BURKE & MANSTON Loggeta John Collins
Res: BOOTH & ISLEY Abbalongdat the Visitor ShCM

Minor Puppy Bitch (2 Entries)
1st: GARLICK Ranglewood Laurel
2nd: FOSSETT Africandawns Night Lover

Puppy Bitch (4 Entries)
1st: MCNAUGHTON Cedavoch Jadis
2nd: CLARKE Tekalhaus Million to One
3rd: CALLOW Garthorne Going Home to Metadale
Res: ROBERTS Swansford Demidora

Junior Bitch (4 Entries)  
1st: DARE & GUY Darsoms Zangel
2nd: MARKS Labbadax High Hopes
3rd: DUNBAR & MCNAUGHTON Dawn Trader
Res: BOOTH & ELSEY Peverleigh Super Trooper by Abbalongdat

Yearling Bitch (1 Entry)  
1st: CHEESE Suecaseus Juliet

Post Graduate Bitch (6 Entries)
1st: GARLICK Ranglewood Temperst
2nd: BOOTH & ELSEY Labbadax Gimme Gimme Gimme at Abbalongdat
3rd: MARKS Labbadax Feisty Empress
Res: NIGHTINGALE Whartona Mergan Mayhem at Rodima
VHC: EVE Sundayshill Anastasia

Limit Bitch (6 Entries)
1st:  PASKIN Kindeace Rita Ora
2nd: GARLICK Ranglewood Idesia
3rd:  EVE Dachslur Mairi My Dream
Res: HUTTON Daamistico Destiny Becomes Dachalune
VHC: SUTTON Lillymai Flower by Damai

Open Bitch (9 Entries)
1st: MARKS Ch Labbadax Belladonna
2nd: DARE Swansford Nigelladora Darsoms
3rd: GARLICK Ranglewood Justica
Res: METCALFE-BILGIN Metadale Manane
VHC: PASKINS Abydachs Summer Dream

Veteran Bitch (5 Entries)
1st: DARE Ch Darsoms Zienna
2nd: CHAPMAN Darsoms Ziana at Melminds
3rd: BOOTH & ISLEY Ch Abbalongdat Ms Voulez Vous
Res: GARLICK Ch Ranglewood Genista
VHC: BRADLEY Metadale My Decision

Many thanks to the Joint and my steward, Annette, for an enjoyable day back with the variety that has played such a large part in my life for so long. I last judged them four and a half years ago; I don't watch them or read critiques before I judge and I was pleasantly surprised with what I found. Good to see that they still have that lovely "laid-back Long" temperament but, sadly, many still have that distrust of floors that they perceive to be either shiny or slippery - some things never change! Fronts were a lot more satisfying than I expected, but rears still leave a lot to be desired - always the hardest part to get right. Most were sound enough moving although not so many moved with any length of stride or rear-wheel drive - but how much of that was down to the floor or the dislike of moving towards a blank wall? Bitches impressed more than dogs, and I was pleased with my final line-up of girls. The veterans in both sexes more than held their own in this longest-lasting of varieties and I was pleasantly surprised how few absentees there were. Most heads were acceptable, fewer are narrow through the front and most are cleaner over the elbows. Body properties were mostly good but some long in loin and some bigger and heftier than required - often covered by an over-profuse coat.  Very few were light in bone, but some failed in depth of feet. All were presented in clean, wholesome condition and all exhibitors were gracious in the acceptance of their placings except one who should be setting a better example to the newer and younger ones! Having been without one for over two years now, I appreciated getting to grips with them again - thank you. MPD (3) 1 Hirst's Ranglewood Lantana At Kejana. 7 months b/t who is a well grown puppy with pleasing head, good bone, feet, topline and general proportions and a pleasing prospect. 2 Street & Toft's Ranglewood Lawsonia. Red litter brother.  Similar remarks apply and I preferred this one's better length of ribbing and shoulder but he is far less ready for the ring. Both scored in leg length over third. 3 Pankhurst's Marshwick Red Prince. PD (4, 1) 1 Horn's Darsoms Zabbi. A biggish red of nearly 11 months who had easily the best   shoulder and length of ribbing. Good bone and feet and a quality coat.  Could just stride out a little more to advantage. Best Dog Puppy. 2 McNaughton's Cedavoch The Alchemist. Red of nearly a year with more freedom behind but a bit upright in front. Best freedom of movement in class and well let down rear but moved very closely behind. A difficult choice between the first two. 3 Dare's Darsoms Zamson. JD (3) All red litter brothers. 1 Dare & Guy's Darsoms Zimbro.  Red just turned a year. A big lad who makes an impressive picture. Good clean wrinkle-free legs, good bone and feet, well bodied just a shade high behind at this stage but is a free and easy mover.  The whole picture enhanced by a coat that is not too profuse and of a beautiful quality. Rodrigues' Darsoms Zantor.  Another big handsome lad with good neck, substance and style. A bit long in body but moved well and it will be interesting to see how they all end up. 3 Duchesnes' Darsoms Zamba Of Scandell. YD (3) 1 Lewis' Trixhund Euphoria. Much darker shaded red.  Lovely and clean over the elbows and better layback of shoulder and length of ribbing. Compact body with good length of keel and moved well keeping a good width between his legs. 2 Geeson's Abydachs Seize The Night. Red of a nice type who scored in head and neck and I preferred his coat but not as good in front and feet. A pleasing type making for a difficult choice but not quite as impressive on the move. 3 Fossetts' Brysdax Jack's Back. PGD (5) 1 Marks' Labbadax Higher Than Hope. Classy clear red with lovely coat quality. Good head, body proportions, shoulders, ribbing and topline. Showed well and moved freely presenting a lovely picture. 2 Dunbar & McNaughton's Daamistico Kamali. Dark shaded red of good head and type and moved acceptably.  Just falls off a bit over rear, but a very nice dog who obviously doesn't realise yet how good he is and I hope he perks-up and learns to project himself more. 3 Garlick's Ranglewood Arashi. LD (6) 1 Roberts' Swansford Warrador. Quality red dog of good type with well-made body and good construction. Moved freely and well on good feet. Falls off a little behind and is one of those infuriating "sinkers". Nevertheless a good winner of the class and sire of the Best Dog Puppy. 2 McNaughton's Teckel Rumour Has It. A darker red Canadian import of neat size and a good all-rounder who put up a good show. Just a bit square over the rear but otherwise a lot to like. 3 Pankhurst's Marshwick Black Boots. OD (5, 1) 1 Hutton's River Rumpus Through Dachalune. Fully-finished five and a half year old b/t dog who really knows how to show himself off - moving freely and showing with great style and enthusiasm. A very handsome dog who obviously knows it and knows how to project himself plus a handler who knows when to let him take charge. Everything is in balance with good head, neck, bone, feet, shoulders, length of rib and hard topline.  Very pleased to make him my CC winner and delighted to hear it was his third. Best Opposite Sex. 2 Marks' Ch Royal Warrier Via Labbadax. 6 year old shaded red dog who was my Res CC winner last time and still fits the bill. Not one of the glamour boys but such an honest dog of a pleasing size and type who is well made all round with a good head, neck and construction and the best hind movement of the day amongst the males. 3 Huttons' Rolo Rascal Over Dachalune. VD (4) 1 Sutton's Damai Master Benedict. Ten and a half year old b/t who put up his usual sound and solid performance - surely one of the uncrowned champions of the variety. I gave him Junior nine years ago and he has just gone on getting better. A very handsome b/t whose depth of colour hasn't faded and he still moves with enthusiasm on lovely clean legs and feet keeping a hard topline and he can freestand immaculately. Well made all round and worthy winner of the Res CC. 2 Dare's Ch Bronia Salvador Of Darsoms.  A mere stripling of seven and a half, and another who belies his years as a good Long male should. A shaded red with a good body and well let down rear he knows how to use.  His topline is still hard and he moved well although not quite the aplomb of the winner but completed a duo that stood away in this class and well able to see off the youngsters. 3 Burke & Manstons' Loggeta John Collins. MPB (2) 1 Garlick's Ranglewood Laurel.  Litter sister to the two little boys, obviously a nice litter. Nice type with lovely clean wrinkle free legs and good feet. A well made little body and she moves freely and well. 2 Fossett's Africandawns Night Lover. A month younger at six and a half months and far less ready quite naturally. Pleasing head and smooth over the elbows but just needs to let down into her angulation. PB (4) 1 McNaughton's Cedavoch Jadis. Dark shaded red litter sister to The Alchemist and a very pleasing puppy of a lovely neat size and very well made all through being all of a piece both standing and on the move. Would prefer larger feet but she stands well on them and has a good shoulder. Moved very freely and well to win Best Puppy. 2 Clarke's Tekalhaus Million To One. Very stylish red girl celebrating her birthday. Another of neat size and good type with a quality coat. Very free and eager moving and puts so much into her showing which tends to be her undoing as she goes around so enthusiastically she tends to throw her head back and straighten her front. To coin a phrase: calm down dear! 3 Metcalfe-Bilgin's Garthorne Going Home To Metadale. JB (5) 1 Dare & Guy's Darsoms Zangel. Litter sister to the Junior dog and making a very nice pair. Dark shaded red with good bone and feet, very clean through the front with no protrusions. Good head and carriage and good body and movement. Like him, she just needs to let down behind with maturity. 3 Marks' Labbadax High Hopes. Clear red litter sister to the Post-Grad. Dog and another of great quality and lovely type, but she hated the floor. Better let down behind than the winner at this stage but not as good in feet. Two lovely girls. 3 Dunbar & McNaughton's Dawn Trader. YB (1) 1 Cheese's Suecaseus Juliet. B/t in super coat and condition. Good head and well  bodied but moves rather close in front and straight behind. PGB (6, 1) 1 Garlick's Ranglewood Tempest.  Rich deep red who is pleasing for head and neck carriage, well made front and a lovely eager mover. Would just prefer a better let-down rear but a quality bitch of nice type. 2 Booth & Elsley's Labbadax Gimme Gimme Gimme At Abbalongdat.  Another red with good depth of colour built on clean lines and pleasing for head and body properties. Just needs to make more of herself on the move but preferred her feet to the third. 3 Marks' Labbadax Feisty Empress. LB (6, 1) Rather disappointing class for Limit, particularly for hindquarters. 1 Paskins' Kindeace Rita Ora.  Pleasing type of clear red with style and substance.  Good head, bone, feet and body properties. She's a free and willing mover who just tends to fall off a shade over the rear. 2 Garlick's Ranglewood Idesia.  Smaller head to body ratio, but well bodied with particularly good length of ribbing.  Moved acceptably but another who could make more of herself to advantage. 3 Eve's Dachslur Mari My Dream. OB (9, 2) The class that provided the toughest competition of the day. 1 Marks' Ch Labbadax Belladonna.  4 year old red of really lovely type and quality, very classy lady with good head and a neck that flows smoothly into her topline. Well let down behind and moves so freely and well - in fact I loved everything about her except for her rather flat feet otherwise things might have ended-up quite differently. Nevertheless she was still very good value for the Res CC and Reserve BOB. 2 Dare's Ch Swansford Nigelladora Swansford. Smaller 20 months red and another nice one by the Limit Dog winner. All of a piece, well angulated both ends and moving well both ways.  Beautifully presented in just the right body weight and pushed the winner all the way.  Better feet but not quite the charisma of the older finished article. Two lovely girls followed by others that pushed hard. 3 Garlick's Ranglewood Justica. VB (5) 1 Dare's Ch Darsoms Zienna. 7 year old red and another top-flight bitch who made the going tough for the younger ones and, at this stage, I hadn't realised she would end up my ultimate winner.  Once again, all of a piece, well constructed both ends and with all parts fitting neatly and a nice flow down her neck and along her topline. Neat size, well made body with a good forechest and all covered by a correct and not over profuse coat.  Gave nothing away to the younger girls and I was pleased to finish with her as my CC and Best of Breed. 2 Chapman's Darsoms Ziana At Melminds. Her litter sister and an old favourite I've judged twice before and regarded highly - another I feel has been hard-done-by not to carry a title. Good for length to height properties, another good forechest, the right construction, lovely flat coat and moved very well.  The same remarks apply - two lovely girls and that mix of Zuave and Playgirl certainly bore fruit. 3 Booth & Elsley's Ch Abbalongdat Ms Voulez Vous.  Another I've judged a couple of times before and given a Res CC as a puppy.
Jeff Crawford