Southern Dachshund Association Open Show – 24th June 2018

Best In Show & Varieties

Judge: Lloyd Cross

I would like to thank the committee of the SDA for the invitation to judge BIS & varieties at their summer Open show help at Pirbright on a lovely sunny summers day. Great atmosphere and all exhibitors seemed to have enjoyed their day. Well done the Southern on another lovely show! I was delighted with my winners and very encouraged to see so many people getting involved in the ‘have a go at showing’ – well done SDA for getting behind this – the breed certainly needs some new and enthusiastic exhibitors as numbers are sadly dwindling in the current climate.


Miniature Veteran D/B (5,1)

  1. Broad’s Neertanauf Sea Magic JW Sh. CM – Beautifully presented shaded red m/l dog in wonderful coat and of lovely proportions. Sound construction with elegant lines. Moved correctly forward and aft. Well handled stood out in this class. Unlucky to meet the top quality Standard veteran in the challenge for best veteran.
  2. Earley’s Rafthouse The Diva of Yelva – in good form and condition at 11 years of age – chocolate dapple m/l holding a good outline and level topline on the move, moved soundly.
  3. Betteridge’s Brindeckel – I Luv Lucy at Sylvax (m/w).


Standard Veteran D/B (4,1)

  1. Hunt’s Champion Cwmdarhian Hogan’s Hero at Carpaccio – Std Smooth dog that caught my eye from the off. Super sound construction, excels in front assembly, great sweep of keel, tight elbows, correctly angulated shoulders flowing into a level topline and neat underline, great length of body, correct ribbing/loin, and super well-angulated hindquarters which he used to great effect on the move. For one that had not been in the show ring for2 years, as I was told, certainly knew his craft. Delighted to award him best Veteran & in the challenge for BIS stood out as the class act of the day, many congratulations on a lovely champion dog that I was given the pleasure of going over – BIS.
  2. Seath’s Champion Sunsong Whisper A Promise – Std Wire of beautiful proportions, very sound front assembly, correct shoulders and flowed into a lovely topline, correct barrel ribbing and nice underline. I was certainly not surprised to read after the event that he was also a champion and may I say a very worthy one. On the day I preferred the hindquarters of the winner and would have preferred a harsher coat. But I did like him a lot.
  3. Clifford’s Ablebody Razzmatazz (Std Wire)


BEST VETERAN – Hunt’s Ch. Cwmdarhian Hogan’s Hero at Carpaccio




BEST IN SHOW – Hunt’s Champion Cwmdarhian Hogan’s Hero at Carpaccio


RESERVE BEST IN SHOW – Protheroe’s Royalmaple Daphne Blake (Miniature Smooth) A classy elegant red bitch of correct size and proportions, good overall balance and a lovely outline on the move. Good substance, lovely feet, good expression, correct eye and head shape, lovely topline held at all times. Nicely angulated hindquarters, good movement. Very well handled to make the most of her. An eye-catching girl who demanded attention. In the challenge unlucky to come up against such a top-quality std smooth whose overall front construction I preferred but I was delighted to award her a much-deserved RBIS.


BEST PUPPY IN SHOW – Gibson’s Alfrey’s Helena a beautiful standard wire puppy of great overall construction, lovely size – not over big – lovely head, eye and neck – had elegance and style and correct flowing hound lines. Super correct harsh coat – beautifully presented and well handled at all times. Stood well on the table and in free stand on the ground, loved her effortless movement and positive drive. Best front of all the puppies present. Will watch her progress with interest in what has become one of the stronger varieties of the breed.


RESERVE BEST PUPPY IN SHOW – Protheroe’s  Royalmaple Fiddlesticks – Super smart b/t mini smooth dog who also caught my eye. Lovely smart elegant lines – great length of body, good head and eye, chunky hindquarters and lovely level topline held at all times – in the challenge I preferred the effortless movement of the winner but one that will certainly do very well, indeed I’m sure both BPIS & RBPIS already have!





Audrey Bishop Memorial Puppy Stakes D/B (7,4)

  1. Seath’s Sunsong Keep A Promise – Standard Wire baby puppy of great style & quality. Very sound throughout. Good angulation fore and aft, lovely level topline and underline at all times nice flow of shoulder into topline, correct length of ribbing, nice head and eye, sufficient front at this stage. Look forward to watching her progress.
  2. Rudkin’s Keydax Layla for Dynastydax – min smooth b/t bitch who I thought lovely, still very much a baby but I liked her a lot. Stunning outline and well balanced, a quality little one which is something I particularly like in min smooths, great substance and balance yet still the correct size in a variety that is pushing the weight limits in a lot of top exhibits. Good front and shoulders, lovely flowing lines and nicely angulated h/quarters. Just needed to settle on the move. One I would like to own. Will certainly do well. Well handled.
  3. Oakley’s Ardenrun Affenbach – Min Smooth.



Elizabeth Heesom Memorial Open Stakes D/B (4,2)

  1. Rowe’s Boloria Trick or Treat JW – Lovely Std Wire bitch of elegant lines. A good mover. I like her overall construction and she has sound construction all through.
  2. Hall & Osbourne’s Dinkidax Midnight Charmer – b/t min long of elegant outline, good topline held at all times and sound hindquarters would like tighter elbows and for me a little upright in shoulder.


Special Beginners D/B (3,1)

  1. Hall & Osborne’s Dinkidax Midnight Charmer
  2. Chapman-Reith’s Hayvenhund Along Came Polly – min smooth bitch of a good size. Handled and moved well but lacked a level topline standing and on the move.


Post Graduate D/B (2,0)

  1. Taylor’s Our Chocolate Chip – min smooth dog of nice lines, excellent outline standing on the table good head and shoulders, nice toppling and sound hindquarters. Was a little tucked up on the move but construction won him the class.
  2. Mullen’s Starhill Flirty Girty – min wire of nice size – good outline in the stack just lacked better turn of stifle and the overall hindquarter construction was not strong enough. Moved OK.