delighted to be asked to judge this lovely variety of the
dachshunds, and had a very enjoyable day at Ripon, at this back to
back show, held in conjunction with Darlington Championship Show. My
thanks go to the exhibitors for bringing their mini wires for me to
judge. It was well organised by the committee, convenient to the
benching and the weather and facilities were good, and special
thanks must go to the secretary, and also to my very efficient
quite a variation in type, and many exhibits who looked correct when
stacked, then appeared completely different when they were on the
move. Many tails were a little too happy for me. I was looking for
sound construction, balance and temperament, with correct coat,
together with good movement and drive, not forgetting the ever
important top line on the move, which indeed many exhibits only
seemed to have on the table. I found temperaments were excellent,
weight was not a problem for most, but many teeth needed to have a
good clean, which was a shame. Some exhibitors were rather over
enthusiastic with the titbits I felt, so that some teeth
were covered with food and slobber whilst being examined, and
I did need to see all the dogs on the ground at the same time whilst
judging, so that I could asses them. On the whole, there were some
lovely dogs there to be judged, and I was especially pleased with
the challenges as the dogs went around, and thought that my main
winners were excellent.
Black's Bassodon Bilbie.
old, with super head and furnishings, and well ribbed. Carried
himself so well as he moved around the ring keeping good outline and
moved with drive. BVIB.
Kay's Kaytian Tempest Over Haiti.
red, with correct head, reach of neck, well laid shoulders and good
prosternum and ribbing. He kept a good top line, and his correct
quarters enabled him to move with drive as he went around. Should
mature nicely. BPD.
2nd. Russell's Russteck The Bruce.Another quality
puppy, with good head, bone and coat, and who moved well, but not
the forechest of 1 as yet, and just preferred the outline of 1 on
the move today.
Cadmore and Greenslades' Ridenflight Reginald.
Kugow and Holt's Waldmeister Aldo.
this dog, well turned out with his super coat and furnishings; with
correct pro sternum and ribbing, well laid shoulders and good reach
of neck, he presented a good outline on the move, and moved well.
Should do well .
Kay's Kaytian Tempest Over Haiti.
LD.2Entries, 1 A.
Russell's Russteck Wyre In The Blood.
b/tan ,with super coat. Good head and with excellent ribbing, and
well angulated on the quarters, with good feet and well presented,
he moved correctly, keeping his outline, and looked good on the
Entries. Lovely class, tight decisions , three quality exhibits.
Thorn Andrews Ch Alncroft Over The Moon Drakesleat.
maturing, but this exhibit had all the essentials, with good coat
and furnishings, super head, good reach and was so well ribbed.
Elbows were tight, and angulation on front and quarters was correct,
he gained confidence as he drove round, and won on his outline,
balance and drive. CC, BOB, And so pleased to see he went RBIS.
Rose'sCh Ridenflight Ricardo.
top quality exhibit, compact and most of the comments for the winner
apply here. He moved so
well too, another with balance and drive and who covered the ground
well, I just preferred the overall outline of 1 on the move today,
Howell's Fallowmill Sydney JW.
little hound also had all the essentials, was so well turned out,
with good head , super bone and coat.
He moved well displaying his correct construction and drive,
and was one I really liked.
1st.Daykin's Barratini Angel's Eve.
type pup, all of a piece, and correctly assembled all through, with
good head and eye, lovely reach of neck, good prosternum , well laid
shoulders and super ribbing. Correct underline and topline , she had
correct quarters. The more she went around, the better she got as
her head came up on the move and then she came into her own. Will do
well I am sure. BPIB.
2nd.Morris' Pennywave Pollyanna.
puppy, with super type, good front, well laid shoulders, and
excellent ribbing. Correct angulation both ends, she moved well,
just not the coat of 1 as yet.
Hunt's Earthsea Miss Givings.
Black's Bassodon Dodecahedron.
hound presented with a correct head and coat, lovely front, with
well laid shoulders, and super ribbing. Front and back angulation
were spot on, she was not too long in loin, and drove well around
the ring looking well balanced. Should do well.
2nd.Hunt's Earthsea Miss Esme.
pleased this little lady was here today, after her unfortunate
experience last week. She was a little apprehensive at first, but
gained confidence as the class progressed. Super head, and good
coat, with correct front and ribbing, just not the hind action of
one today on the grass, but looked so nice on the move.
Entries., 2abs. Quality
bitches in this class.
Morris' Pennywave Uptown Girl.
head with good reach of neck, correct front and well laid shoulders.
Well ribbed and with good angulation on
her quarters, she kept a good outline on the move and drove
around well .
Meredith's Deepdax Perrie.
good head, correct construction on her front, and had good ribbing,
a little closer than 1 coming toward today and not quite the outline
as they went around.
Entries, 2 Absent. lovely class , full of super quality bitches, and
I found it tricky to separate them and no doubt they will change
places with each other quite frequently
Morris' Pennywave Top Totti.
head, coat and feet, and correctly assembled front, and with well
laid shoulders and super ribbing, this little lady took my eye .With
compact, well angulated quarters , which enabled her to drive round
so well, she kept her super shape as she went, and look so balanced.
Pleased to award her the CC.
Howell's Fallowmill Top Of The Class.
comments apply to this lovely bitch, who was so soundly constructed
all through, with lovely type, and head. Just preferred the overall
drive of 1 as they went around the ring today. RCC.
3rd.Daykin's Barratini Chatters.
1st.Smith's Drakesleat Prim and Proper for Alncroft.
young handler was completely new to me and took my eye with her
expert handling of this quality mini wire. This bitch was top
quality all through, compact, with excellent head, front
construction and ribbing. She moved truly both ways, keeping her top
line, and her super quarters drove her around so well, which won her
2nd.Kirkwood Emery's Heldon Fabulous Freya.
liked this quality, well balanced and correctly constructed bitch,
with good head and coat. She too moved really well but just felt
that 1 had the edge today, but will change places on another day I
3rd.Thorn Andrew's Drakesleat Gilder Li