It is some ten years since I judged the breed last and during that time the breed has changed if todays entry is representative. Generally heads are much improved, with fewer round eyes and associated over defined stops and weak muzzles. Coats on the whole were excellent, a few needed attention and some had been trimmed into shape to accentuate fronts or depth of brisket, pity. Movement was generally very good, though many exhibits clearly did not like the stripes on the floor. On the down side front assemblies still leave much to be desired with very short upper arms being common. There were many with flat, splayed, turned out feet. This is a working breed, a Dachshund with flat feet would not be able to do their job. These are all construction problems, but I was most concerned by the significant number of very nervous exhibits. This really needs addressing as soon as possible. MPD (2) 1 Presenails Taree Useless Loop. Dark brindle with pleasing head and dark eye. Well constructed with fabulous front. Correct jacket. Well angulated hind end. Movement OK Best Dog Puppy. 2 Hayward and Howells Fallowmill Cambera. Very attractive head, but not the front construction of 1. Very good hind movement. Crisp jacket, and a lovely temperament. PD (2,1) 1 Kugow and Holt's Waldermeister Darby. Dark brindle with super jacket. Rather short in upper arm, but has good hind angulation. Keeps top-line on the move, but lost out for Best Dog puppy on hind movement. JD (3,2) 1 Jones Bimini Starstruck. Super little chap with lovely head and eye. Correct front assembly, with ribs carried well back. Excellent hind angulation, with correct movement fore and aft. Super jacket. Excellent top-line at all times. Res. C.C. PGD (2) 1 Flower and Soderberg Baltiskiy Talisman Indiana Jones (Imp Rus) Amazing colour! Aristocratic head. Super hard coat, Very well boned. Reasonable feet. Very good hind angulation, and super top-line. 2 Hunts Earthsea's Billy The Kid. Pleasing head, and good coat. Needs to mature in all respects. LD (1) 1 Shone's Strax Gogol. Only 16 months. Very dark brindle with lovely head and eye. Excellent front assembly with tight thickly padded feet. Excellent jacket, though a little untidy in places. Hind quarters not as good as the front, and moves rather wide behind. Keeps top-line at all times. OD (6) Huge variation in type in this class. I particularly liked the exhibit placed third, but he just would not cooperate with his handler on the move. 1 Rose's Ch. Ridanflight Ricardo. Super well balanced dog with good brindle coat. Pleasing head. Excellent front construction, with ribs carried well back. Correct movement in all respects. CC, BOB and res BIS. 2 Barney's Verrami En Trac Didn't grab me at all until I went over him. Good tight feet and hard coat. Well balanced. Good top-line and moved well. 3 Thorn-Andrews Drakesleat Hostile Takeova. Beautifully constructed well balanced dog who would not cooperate with his handler on the move. Such a pity. MPB (10,3) 1 Shone's Phantasia Lady. Super brindle with excellent coat. Good front construction. Pretty head. Moved very well with correct hind angulation. Fabulous temperament 2 Billinghurst Drakesleat Mrs Shilling For Jiljac. Beautifully constructed with super coat. only 6 months and rather overwhelmed by the occasion. Super front and feet. Lovely dark eye. Very promising puppy. 3 Selley Ubu Frida Kahlo To Heleanne. PB (7,1) 1 Flowers and Smith Bingobongo's Short And Sweet. Super well balanced bitch with an excellent front and good reach of neck. Well angulated hind end. Correct movement fore and aft. Lovely dark eye. 2 Morris Pennywave Uptown Girl. Very compact with lovely front construction. Not quite the flowing lines of 1 Super tight feet. Well angulated behind. Good depth all through. 3 Billinghurst Drakesleat Mrs Shilling For Jiljac. JB (9,1) 1 Russell's Russteck Sofair A Dream. And what a dream! Super dark brindle with an excellent front. Long reach of neck, giving lovely flowing lines. Very good tight thickly padded feet. Fabulous outline stood and on the move. Correctly angulated hind end. Harsh jacket. Beautifully presented. CC. 2 Fulton's Bothlyn Dancing Queen. Unusual Chocolate and tan. The same comments apply as for the class winner, but not as confident as 1 and this reflected in her movement. 3 Blackburns Stargang Liberty Belle. PGB (9,4) 1 Kirkwood Helydon Fabulous Freya. Very little to choose between these two bitches. Both have good fronts and excellent coats. Pleasing heads. Both moved well. Preferred the better ground clearance of 1. 2 Morris Pennywave Top Totti. 3 Walkers Oselle Irenee. LB (10,2) 1 Haywards Foxearth Fatma Salkan. A true Dachshund in Miniature. Wonderful red, hard coat. Excellent front. Beautiful outline. Correctly angulated hind end. Very happy person. Res C.C. 2 Blackburns Stargang Compania Faerge. Pushed so hard. Lovely compact type. Fabulous when stood, but not very keen on the floor and this effected her movement. 3 Morris Stargang Quintina At Pennywave. OB (8) 1 Russells Russteck I Dreamed A Dream Very hard jacketed dark brindle. Not the front of 2, but has a short strong loin. Lovely outline stood and on the move. Correct Dachshund head in Miniature. Well angulated hind end. Very good feet. 2 Blackburn-Bennett, Stargang Walkin On Sunshine. Fabulous outline, with superb front. Not quite the jacket or feet of 1. Longer in the loin. Not keen on the floor surface. 3 Morris's Banburg Black Opal At Stargang. STAKES CLASSES V (8,3) 1 Mee's Barlaine's Summer Star. Mini Long. Wouldn't know she is a veteran.Fabulous front. Coat in excellent condition Perfect topline Moved out well 2 Vines Cishelvine Sea Swell. An old favourite of mine, still looking very good, but a little out of coat today. Wonderful front. Topline still spot on. Well angulated behind. Aristocratic head 3 Haywards Ch. Foxearth Foto Copy. BRACE (5,1) 1 Phillips Brace. Very well matched pair. 2 Morris's Brace. 3 Morris Brace. MARY MASON MEMORIAL AV STANDARD (2) 1 Horn's Darsoms Zabbi. Impressive Std Long Well angulated. Moves well, with excellent topline. 2 Garlick's Ranglewood Laurel Pretty red Std Long just 6 months old. Feminine head. rather overwhelmed at her first show. Doreen And Angel Negal Memorial Av Miniature Stakes (5,3) 1 Lockett-Walters and Walters Ralines Bright Future. Lovely B/T mini long, beautifully constructed with super outline. 2 Morris Pennywave Uptown Girl. Very compact with lovely front construction. Not quite the flowing lines of 1 Super tight feet. Well angulated behind. Good depth all through. Kath Pinches SpJ Stakes (5,1) 1 Morris Pennywave Top Totti Good front and excellent coat. Pleasing head. Moved well. Little close to ground. 2 Phillips Rossdach Rave On. Very attractive b/t mini long. Super shape, lovely outline. Feet not as tight as 1. Bill Pinches SpO Stakes (12,3) 1 Dutsons Rossglen Rosa Mudi. Unaxaggerated mini long. Lovely construction, elbows tight to rib cage. Compact. Good outline. 2 Walters Ch Ralines One Of Those. Lovely cream mini long. Fab outline stood and on the move. Not as tight in front as 1 Super hind action.