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Ian Smith Critique ECDA Open Show Nov 3rd 2019 – Standard Dachshunds & JH January 2, 2020

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I would like to thank the committee for giving me this opportunity to go over the three standard dachshund breeds. It was interesting to go over what should essentially be the same dog but all of the three breeds have their good and bad points which vary from breed to breed. I was very pleased to see that my main winners featured highly in the Best in Show judging. The show was very well run and there was an excellent sporting atmosphere round the rings. The only downside for the dogs was the flooring which did not allow them to move out as well as they undoubtedly could. My most difficult task was the unenviable judging between two great children in the junior handling class.

Wirehaired Dachshunds
Puppy: (2 entries, no absentees) 1. Phillips’ Tendrow Turns The Right Page, 11 month old red bitch, good harsh coat, nice almond shaped eye, pleasing feminine head, correct top line, good length of ribbing and bone, moved well BP (and BPIS) 2. Howe’s Bramalodge Blue Monday, 6 month old brindle dog, excellent harsh coat, decent length of neck, a little short in upper arm, good top and underlines, limited upper thigh and rear angulation, rather liked his tail but otherwise moved well, could not compete with a puppy almost twice his age, plenty of time for improvement.
Junior: (3,0) 1. Coverley’s Aventine Dolcetto, 17 month old brindle bitch, good harsh coat, feminine head, correct eye and ear set, good clearance, pleasing top and under lines, sufficient rear angulation, not quite enough front, moved well 2. Gibson’s Allfreys Matilda, 13 month old brindle bitch, good front, feminine head, good eye, good angles all round, correct top and underlines, moved well, just lost out on maturity 3. Clayton-Smith’s Cairparavel Kiss From A Rose
Yearling: (2,0) 1. Coverley’s Aventine Amarella, litter sister of junior winner, very feminine, excellent outlines, good front, correct shoulder angulation, decent length of neck, good clearance, tight feet, good movement 2. Clayton-Smith’s Cairparavel Lilac Wine, 18 month old brindle bitch, rather heavy in coat, good height/length ratio, pleasing head, not the length of neck of class winner, good top and under lines, decent length of ribbing, down on front pasterns, could lose a pound or two in weight, moved well
Post Graduate: (4,0) 1. Howe’s Bramalodge Betsy Button, two year old brindle bitch, well presented with harsh coat, nicely proportioned, maybe a bit heavy over the shoulders, moved with balance, best in class by far and not far off reserve placing 2. Clayton-Smith’s Cairparavel Lilac Wine, as above 3. Howe’s Kissdachs Bilbao At Bramalodge 4. Munday & Spalding’s Cishelvine Can’t Catch Me With Kubear
Limit: (3,1) 1. Chambers’ Cishelvine Just A Kiss With Hototo, 21 month old red dog, good head and eye, strong front, tight feet, good top line and ribbing, good rear angulation, so full of himself, strong and masculine, moved with verve, BoB 2. Chambers’ Tendrow I Am A Legend With Elderkine, three year old dark brindle bitch, ribbing could be longer, rather low to ground and carrying too much weight but good front and outlines, and moved well.
Open: (3,2) 1. Gibson’s Allfreys Helena, I have liked this two year old brindle bitch for some time, good harsh coat, excellent size and proportions, good front and tight shoulders, really well angulated, moved well with parallel rear action , but just a bit fidgety and not quite as composed as normal which lost her top spot in the challenge, RBoB

Longhaired Dachshunds
Puppy: (5,2) 1. Dare’s Swansford Gasperdor Darsoms, 10 month old black and tan dog, very masculine head, good eye, profuse coat, correct shoulders, decent length of neck, good front, top and underlines, tight feet, moved out well but not quite as much rear drive for perfection, BP (and RBPIS) 2. Booth Elsley’s Abbalongdat I Had A Dream, seven month old red dog, good length of coat, pleasing male head and eye, front angulation could be better, good top line, moved well and good rear movement but not so impressive coming towards 3. Booth Elsley’s Abbalongdat One Of Us
Junior: (3,0) 1. Johnson & Cross’ Wardax Angelica, 16 month old red bitch, good size, correct proportions, good length coat, feminine head, decent front, level top line, lacked ribbing (but not alone in this), moved reasonably well but rather close front and rear 2. Dare’s Larkhund Black Panther, 16 month old black & tan dog, profuse coat, on the large side, front not as good as class winner, good top and under lines, moved very much as class winner, preferred size of winner 3. Wedge’s Danton Fire Dancer At Dolans,
Yearling: (2,0) 1. Johnson & Cross’ Africandawns May Sonnet, 16 month old black and tan bitch, feminine head, good eye, decent front but lacked ribbing, moved well, a bit close behind but better coming to 2. Booth Elsley’s Abbalongdat Eagle, 17 month old red dog, masculine head, correct bite, good coat, nicely proportioned, reasonable front angulation, but rear drive rather limited maybe due to the flooring
Post Graduate: (5,1) 1. Paskins’ Bronia Final Kiss At Kindace, 18 month old black and tan bitch, good size, feminine head, decent front and shoulders if a bit low to ground, tight feet, good top line and moved out well 2. Wedge’s Faulksfollie Miss Minaver At Dolans, 17 month old shaded red bitch, feminine head and expression, good size, coat not profuse, tight feet, adequate ribbing but not as good as class winner and limited rear extension, moved well 3. Booth Elsley’s Romeo Rude To Abbalongdat 4. Paskins’ Cedavoch It’s Taboo At Kindace
Limit: (4,0) 1. Paskins’ Kindeace Scarlett O Hara, 22 month old shaded red bitch, good front, tight feet, adequate coat, could have done with a little more ribbing, good top and under lines, moved well 2. Johnson & Cross’ Africandawns Eileen Over, 19 month old shaded red bitch, rather fidgety, good size, decent front, length of ribbing could be better, moved well but not as well as class winner 3. Booth Elsley’s Raphaela Rude to Abbalongdat 4. Dimon’s Labbadax Inspiration For Dimerlin
Open: (8, 2) 1. Johnson & Cross’ Aficandawns Myles Long, 16 month old black & tan dog, good size, correct front, top and under lines, sufficient ribbing, tight feet, good rear angulation and moved out well, BoB 2. Paskins’ Territoria Lubvi Vesna At Kindeace, 16 month old red bitch, sufficient coat, very feminine head, good eye, decent front, good reach of neck, good lines throughout, adequate ribbing, limited rear angulation, moved well 3. Paskins’ Ch Abydachs Summer Dream At Kindeace ShCM 4. Wedge’s Peverleigh Autumnal Louis At Dolans 5. Borsuk & Fossett’s Baltic Legacy Via Amberteckel

Smoothhaired Dachshunds
Puppy: (6,0) 1. Norton’s Matzell Martinella, six month old red bitch, lovely feminine head and expression, good top and under lines, tight feet, good front and plenty of clearance, excellent reach of neck, moved very well BP & RBoB 2. MacDonoald’s Bensarka Limerick, seven month old correctly proportioned shaded red dog, good front, shoulders and angles, correct front and rear angulation, tight feet, moved well if a little nervous, unlucky to come up against class winner 3. Goffin-Thorogood’s Matzell Mazari 4. Taylor’s Dovestream Black Russian At Dachsinbull 5. Robertson’s Rijobeau Jack The Lad At Ravenwood
Junior: (1,0) 1. Valentine’s Amlida Tamora To Tiffwazz, 15 month old black and tan bitch, rather nervous disposition, reasonable front, good reach of neck, feminine head, good dark eye, level top line, tight feet, moved reasonably well if a little close fore and rear
Yearling: (2,2) —
Post Graduate: (3,1) 1. Chauhan’s Adnerbs Take A Chance On Me At Raajput, lovely 12 month old black and tan bitch, very feminine head, correct eye, sufficient front, good clearance, tight feet, level top line, excellent rear angulation, moved well though rear needs to straighten a little, BoB 2. Cox’s Dovestream Nutella, two rear old chocolate dog, good proportions, strong front if a little on the heavy side and a little upright, good top and under lines, limited rear drive
Limit: (4,0) 1. Vaitekunaite’s Delvitae Luxury Mile, Two year old red bitch, good proportions and angulations throughout if somewhat on the larger side, level top line, good front and clearance, decent length of neck, tight feet, moved well but a little anxious 2. Goffin-Thorogood’s Matzell Milzani, two year old red dog, very masculine, good front, tight feet, reasonable length of ribbing, good top and under lines, moved out well 3. Seago and Gibbard’s Amlida Aston 4. Hall’s Bensarka Little White Dove
Open: (4,0) 1. Chauhan’s Wanderhund Viva Las Vegas, 18 month old black and tan dog, very masculine, strong front, decent reach of neck, good top and under lines, correct shoulders, tight feet, good rear angulation, moved with confidence 2. MacDonald’s Ch Bensarka I Like Twucks, three year old red bitch, very feminine head and expression, decent reach of neck, a bit short in upper arm, level top line, moved well 3. Norton’s Matzell Myrtle 4. Seago and Gibbard’s Amlida Spirit

Junior Handling
Junior Handling (6-10 years): Two very young handlers, neither of whom had great experience but who will hopefully take encouragement from what must have been quite a daunting experience in a large ring with many onlookers, 1. Maria Vaitekunaite, who followed advice and instructions and handled her dog very well and with some confidence. Whilst clearly not strong enough to place her dog on the table she nevertheless managed to set her dog correctly and then walked him calmly around the ring and did as asked, 2. Sam Smythe, who needs a little more training and did become a tad confused on a couple of occasions but nevertheless did not lose heart and carried on valiantly and walked his dog as asked.
Junior Handling (11-16 years): No entries

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