Smooth Dachshund critique from LKA 2013

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Sue Seath’s critique of Smooths from the LKA:

Class 2329 MPD NO ENTRIES 

Class 2330 PD NO ENTRIES 

Class 2331 JD NO ENTRIES 

Class 2332 PGD (2 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 9671 JONES Miss C Hampdach Who Made Who For Adnerb

Masculine red with good quality conformation. Well proportioned head with keen expression. Reachy neck running smoothly into level topline, which he holds at all times both in stance and profile movement. Balanced fore and hind angulation. Moved out freely in profile, and is parallel up and back. Just preferred the size of the Open dog winner, hence Reserve Best Dog.

2nd: 9664 COX, Mr B I & COBO, Mr E & FELLOWS Mr D W Ralines Dark Knight

More compact black and tan. Attractive head, elegant neck and balanced angulation in fore and hindquarters. Just losing his topline in profile with a slight dip behind the shoulders, and very untidy in front action coming towards me.

Class 2333 OD (1 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 9673 STARKEY Mrs W G M Carpaccio Jasper From Hamoura

Outstanding black and tan. Quality all through, and I considered him to be one of the best Standard Smooths I have ever judged. Absolutely correct for size, and proportions with perfect height to length ratio. Elegant, but masculine with attractive head and keen, attentive expression. Neck flows smoothly into correctly placed shoulders with good length upper arm to balance, and consequently the correct forechest with prominent breastbone. Well ribbed and holds a firm, level topline at all times. Sweeping underline leads to correctly angulated hindquarters. His quality of conformation translated into sound, ground-covering action. He just flowed round the ring and never put a foot wrong. Loved him. Best of Breed. Delighted that he was short-listed in the group. One to be proud of.

 Class 2334 VD NO ENTRIES

Class 2335 GCD (1 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 9673 STARKEY Mrs W G M Carpaccio Jasper From Hamoura

 Class 2336 MPB (1 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 9667 HUNT Mrs S & Mr J Carpaccio Hershey Kisses

Promising chocolate baby of correct size and proportions. Like a clone of her older sister in Open bitch. Feminine head, well angulated in fore and hindquarters. A lovely body shape and firm topline even at this age. Well schooled and shown to advantage. Covered the ground well, maintaining her outline in profile. Best Puppy in Breed.

 Class 2337 PB (1 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 9665 HONE Miss K Oxondachs Candy Girl

Immature red of longer type than the previous class winner. Attractive head and expression. Good overall conformation with moderate angulation at both ends. Just losing her topline a shade in profile movement, and toes in behind. Still needing a bit more training to get the best from her.

Class 2338 JB (2 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 9666 HONE Miss K Oxondachs Bon Bon

Black and tan litter sister to puppy bitch winner. I feel this one has the edge at present, having a better topline than her sister and overall sounder in front and back action. Another one that needs more ring training.

2nd: 9675 WAND Mrs V Leveliss Doffin Mistress

Different type black and tan. More compact than 1st, and not holding her topline as well, being slightly roached in stance and on the move. Needs better hind angulation, requiring a longer second thigh.

 Class 2339 PGB (4 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 9674 VALENTINE Mrs K Amlida Elise

Moderately angulated dark chocolate and tan, with correct slightly harsh-textured, weather-proof coat. As the class progressed she impressed me more and more for her overall sound construction and movement. Not a flashy bitch but felt her forequarters and hindquarters matched each other the best in the class. Moved out soundly and kept her topline and overall body shape in profile action. Well bodied.

2nd: 9668 HUNT Mrs S & Mr J Carpaccio Black Pearl

Elegant black and tan with lovely head and expression and well constructed forequarters with correctly placed shoulders and forechest. Just felt her hindquarters didn’t quite match her front end so well, but spot on for size and overall proportions and moved very freely covering the ground well.

3rd: 9670 JONES Mrs B F Adnerbs Betty Boop

 Class 2340 OB (1 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 9669 HUNT Mrs S & Mr J Ch Carpaccio Cognac Diamond

Outstanding chocolate and tan of quality. Everything just flowed under my hands on the table examination and she didn’t disappoint on the move. Attractive head and expression, elegant outline with well placed shoulders and good spring and length of rib. Well angulated in hind quarters and held her shape at all times in both stance and profile movement. Absolutely parallel action up and back. In beautiful condition and handled to advantage. Loved her. Best Bitch.

Class 2341 VB NO ENTRIES

Class 2342 GCB (1 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: NO ENTRIES

Sue Seath (Judge)

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