Visiting a dog show in Australia:
Australian dog shows have very different system compared to ours. There is several class in which dogs compete to each other and they don't get quality judgement. Winner of each class competes of best of sex (except puppies which compete only against other puppies). Best of breed is selected from best of sex.
Here is some pictures I took from shows. They are in same order as in show - first males from puppy to open class etc. Some are missing, but luckily I managed to take pictures of most interesting ones.
Miniature long Judge Mrs J Kirin (15 entered)
baby puppy dog
Zyzeal Sergeant Major
minor puppy dog
Austbritz Cream Supreme?
Australian bred dog
Schlau Tru Scenaro
Saradach Jolly Swagman (BOB)
Rhone William Tell
Best dog competition
From left: Rhone William Tell, Saradach Jolly Swagman (BOB), Rhone Roal Dougal & Austbritz Cream Supreme?
Schlau Tru Sensation
Tambo Silver Shelby
Rhone Royal Romance & Tambo Silver Shelby
Australian bred bitch
CH Zyzeal Silver Odyssey (BOS)
Best bitch competition
From left: CH Zyzeal Silver Odyssey (BOS), Rhone Ermintrude, Tambo Silver Shelby, Schlau Tru Sensation
Standard wire (6 entered) Judge Mrs J Kirin
CH Dalton Sea Amethyst (Intermediate bitch) BOS
The Dachshund of the Year Judge Mrs D Jolly
The dachshund of the year 2005 was selected from the best showdog in each variety.
The Dachshund of the Year 2005 - CH Dalton Sea Amethyst
Sylvia Gartner with Schlau Tru Sensation & Schlau Tru Scenaro
Lots of thanks to my wonderful guide Sylvia Gartner for a interesting day in dog show! I want to thank also all breeders and exhibitors who kindly let me take some photos of their dachsies and for very warm welcome. Special thanks to Chris and Les Moore and Sharyn M.
9.3.2006 © Jenny Hiukka