It was a privilege to judge at this prestigious show,
thank you to the exhibitors for a lovely entry of 153. Thanks to my two
excellent stewards...Mrs J.Hiscox & Mrs J.Pratt.
Whilst there were some lovely Min.Smooths present, I
was disappointed to find so many upright shoulders and short underibbing in
some of the lower classes. Movement fore & aft left quite a lot to be
desired as did some temperaments. It takes some very serious consideration
when breeding and how a stud dog compliments a bitch to rectify these
On the positive side body weight and condition was good
and all had correct sissor bites.
Unfortunately the Dog challenge was marred by the
unsportsmanlike behaviour of the handler of the dog placed second in Open. I
called for his dog to come in to challenge for the Reserve CC, it appeared
he refused. I find it rather sad that this person could not accept my
decision......... fortunately every other exhibitor did. I wasn't judging on
past glories but what I saw on the day and I preferred my CC winner.
Veteran Dog (7,2a)
1. Antonopoulos' CA/US CH.GRANDGABLES CARPACCIO IN
RED. I was quite impressed with this 8 year old male, he has an excellent
profile both stacked & on the move, masculine head of good shape, sound
front assembly, good body proportions, strong topline, parallel gait fore &
aft, driving action, a grand old chap & real showman.
2. Kent's CH.BARRATINI JEEVES AT LOKMADI JW. This guy
never lets his owner down with his style & showmanship, he has a lovely head
& expression, excellent ribbing carried well back, body of good length &
depth, moving soundly in both directions.
3. Sim's LITTLE WIZARD OF KELMBECK. 10 year old in
lovely condition, enjoying his day out and moving well for his age, all
these veterans are a credit to their owners
Minor Puppy Dog (1)
1. Tite's MAGIK RAINBOW LOWRIDER (IMP RUS). 8 months
B/T of correct size, balanced head of good shape, almond shaped eye, good
reach of neck & length of back with ribbing carried through, would have
liked better lay of shoulder & more positive front movement however he has
good hind angulation and parallel hind action. He needs a little more
confidence on the table. When called into the unbeaten dog challenge, his
owner failed to attend with no notification.
Puppy Dog (4,2a)
1. Coxon's D'ARISCA AMBREGLO SHOWERS, Although this
10 month boy is a tad small for a male he is extremely well put together, he
has a good reach of neck leading into well laid shoulders, tight elbows,
good keel & ribbing with correct top & underline, well bent stifles, low
hocks, his movement was true coming & going, quite a happy little fellow
with a lovely temperament. BEST PUPPY DOG.
2. Dunhill's GELLIJAMS PARKER. Quite an exhuberant 11
month old of good size, masculine head & expression with correct eye shape,
good neck length, well bodied with sufficient pro-sternum & ribbing carried
back, firm topline, a little steep in shoulder, would like more positive
Junior Dog (7,1a)
1. Callow's GARTHORNE GAVIN. Nicely balanced B/T
easily the best in this class, liked his reach of neck, excellent shoulder
placement & pro sternum, neat front, good depth of keel following through
into well carried back ribbing, good turn of stifle, low hocks, he
maintained a lovely outline both stacked & on the move, free easy action.
2. Rudkin's DYNASTYDAX PETER PAN. This lad has quite
a nice outline, a tad taller than 1, good head shape with almond shaped eye,
reachy neck, sound front assembly, well ribbed, good depth & length of back,
firm topline, sufficient hind angulation, he stacked true and moved freely.
3. Dunhill's GELLIJAMS ALDANITI. Nice type, a little
overdone in front with very deep brisket, he has a masculine head with good
eye shape, well ribbed with good top & underline, sound quarters which he
used positively on the move.
Yearling Dog. (4,1a)
1. Scott's WOLFERLOW WILL SCARLET JW. Well
constructed B/T, typical head with good eye shape & ear carriage, long neck
leading into well laid shoulders, tight elbows, prominent forechest, ribbing
carried back, correct topline, good turn of stifle, he moved out well
maintaining a balanced outline.
2. Shutt's DONNADOON WATERLOO SUNSET. Liked his
overall balance, masculine head, almond shaped eye, good length of neck &
back, sound front with sufficient pro-sternum, well ribbed, good hind
angulation with low hocks, moved well, close up to 1.
3. Phillips' STARGANG DEVIL-MAY-CARE OF ROBINSWOOD
JW. This boy gave his handler a really hard time today & did not want to
be handled however on the move he displayed a balanced outline with sound
true movement & hopefully he will get his act together soon.
Post Grad Dog (12,1a)
1. Phillips' STARGANG HIGH HOPES OF ROBINWOOD. Liked
this boy's profile & overall balance, masculine head & expression, good
pro-sternum with correct shoulder & upper arm placement, nice body
proportions with good length & depth, well bent stifles, he moved parallel
coming & going with good side gait.
2. Smith's WOLFERLOW ADMIRAL NELSON. Another well
balanced boy with an excellent front assembly, good depth of rib with
correct top & underline, well angled quarters, he moved soundly and true
fore & aft maintaining a nice outline, well presented.
3. Bourne's YAAPEET RAFFERTY. Completed a trio of
nice boys, this lad has a good head & eye shape with correct ear carriage,
good neck length, tight even front, ribbing carried back, firm topline,
sound quarters with parallel movement.
Limit Dog (13,1a)
1. Protheroe's ROYALMAPLE ANKY PANKY. Liked this
boy's overall construction, a tad more neck length would be to advantage but
he has much to like that outweighed this, masculine head with almond-shaped
eye, excellent front assembly with prominent forechest & good feet, well
proportioned body with good bone throughout, he has a balanced outline both
stacked & on the move, strong quarters with parallel action, free easy
stride. RESERVE CC.
2. Williams' WILMERELLA WELLS FARGO JW. Elegant B/T
that looked good in profile, balanced head & correct eye shape, well laid
shoulders with neat front, he has good length & depth of body, ribbing
carried back, quite stylish on the move, not quite so positive behind as 1
but good side gait.
3. Callow's GARTHORNE JACKSON. Smaller type but
masculine, balanced with good length & depth, quite low to ground but with
sufficient ground clearance on the move, good ribbing & turn of stifle,
parallel action, well handled & presented.
Open Dog (11,1a) Some really good males here.
1. Hunt's CH.CARPACCIO CASABLANCA JW ShCM. Super
profile, now fully mature he is balanced all through with excellent front
assembly & strong positive movement, well proportioned head with almond
shaped eye, reachy neck & good shoulder angulation, ribbing carried back,
good length & depth, well angled quarters, his movement fore & aft was
completely parallel and quite sound, he maintained a nice outline both
stacked & on the move. I was pleased to award him the DOG CC.
2. Barrett's CH.AYSEEBEE RUMOUR HAS IT. Another very
nice boy, a tad taller than 1, masculine head with correct eye & ear
placement, good reach of neck & lay of shoulder, sufficient pro-sternum
following through to a good keel & ribcage, quite stylish on the move & he
maintains a lovely outline. Preferred the parallel hind movement & type of 1
however this boy is a very worthy champion. He was called in to challenge
for the Reserve CC but his handler refused to bring him in. What a shame!
3. Coxon' CH.DISTINCTLY SO D'ARISCA. Completed a trio
of lovely boys, this lad has style & showmanship, excellent body
proportions, lovely head & expression, good forehand, ribbing & quarters,
parallel movement fore & aft, just looking a little lean today but in lovely
Good Citizens Dog (2)
1. Startup's BARISSE A TOUCH OF MAGIC. I admire these
little dogs who have completed obedience, Dachshunds can be quite stubborn
so all credit to their owners for getting them into this class. This boy is
quite nicely balanced, typical head & expression, sound even front, well
ribbed, good topline, moved well coming & going.
2. Cheetham's GLYNLYTHE ELI BROWN. Chocolate boy as
his name suggests, masculine head, good reach of neck, firm topline, could
do with more depth throughout, moved happily.
Veteran Bitch (3)
1. Kerry's DOLYHARP PIZZICATO AT KIRETON. Grand old
lady of 11 years and looking extremely young for her age, lovely head &
expression, sound front assembly, still maintains a super top & underline,
she moves true fore & aft, in lovely condition, a great credit to her owner.
2. Kent's TONIAJAVAE INDIAN PASSION AT LOKMADI
JW. Very happy lady of 8 moved round the ring wagging her tail....my notes
say so cute! She has matured very well & is quite deep in front, her
movement was sound, good topline & length of back, well turned stifles,
really enjoying her time in the ring.
3. Ward-Blower's METOCAF JORGY GIRL AT WILLOWMIST.
Dear old lady showing her age, she has immaculate teeth for her 11 years and
moved soundly, all of these girls are a credit to their owners.
Minor Puppy Bitch (2,1a)
1. Williams & Moes CWMDARHIAN ICE ICE BABY. Low to
ground with a nice outline both stacked & on the move, lovely head shape
with correct eye & ear carriage, good neck & length of back, deep body, firm
topline, well bent stifles, tendency to stack a little narrow behind but on
the move she is true fore & aft, would prefer black nails.
Puppy Bitch (10)
1. Blackburn-Bennett's STARGANG CHERRY BERRY. What a
cute name! Liked this girl for her quality, overall balance and lovely
profile, she is quite low to ground stacked but sufficient ground clearance
on the move, she went round the ring with drive & a free easy stride
maintaining her nice outline, typical head, dark eye, prominent forechest,
sound front with good body proportions, well angled quarters, low hocks.
Pleased to award her BEST PUPPY.
2. Williams & Moes CWMDARHIAN THE XFACTOR. Promising
red baby, a little taller than 1 but well balanced body with a good top &
underline, excellent reach of neck & length of back, neat front, sound
quarters which she used well with positive true action, free flowing stride,
just preferred outline of 1.
3. Shutt's DONNADOON DREAM DUST. Completed a trio of
lovely puppies, this girl has a nice outline with good front assembly,
lovely head & expression, well ribbed with firm topline & well angled
quarters, parallel action.
Junior Bitch (18,3a)
1. Scott's WOLFERLOW MIAMI. This girl had the best
movement in this class, totally parallel coming & going, typical head, dark
eyes giving lovely expression, reachy neck, excellent forehand with good
shoulder placement & tight elbows, correct front, well ribbed, sound
hindquarters, she moved with a positive & easy stride.
2. West's ARCHIDAX BETTY BOOP. Attractive little
bitch with lovely head & expression, good neck length, nice body
proportions, sound front assembly with good action, sufficient length to
balance, firm topline, well turned stifle, moved well with attitude &
showmanship, preferred the hind action of 1.
3. Rudkin's DYNASTYDAX TIGER LILY. Pretty bitch of
bright red colour, typical head, almond-shaped eye, long neck, sufficient
pro-sternum, tight front, good length of ribbing, well angulated quarters,
she moved parallel behind, just a tad close in front but overall a very nice
Yearling Bitch (22,5a)
1. Rudkin's DYNASTYDAX PERIWINKLE. Liked her balanced
outline both stacked & on the move, lovely head of correct proportions, good
eye shape and ear carriage, excellent forehand with good neck, keel and
ribbing, strong topline, well bent stifles, sound all through, she has a
free flowing stride, true fore & aft, well presented.
2. Allen's ROYALDACH'S TRULY DECADENT. Nice B/T with
typical head, lower to ground than 1, she moved extremely well coming &
going away maintaining a nice outline, good neck & tight even front, well
ribbed with depth & length of body, firm topline, sound quarters, close up
3. Blackburn's STARGANG FALLEN ANGEL. This girl gave
her handler a really hard time today, very fidgety on the table which made
it difficult to assess her, pity as when stacked on the floor she had a
lovely profile & good body proportions, on the move she kept her outline and
was sound fore & aft, hopefully she will get her act together.
Post Grad Bitch (19,3a)
1. Kent's LOKMADI ON SILENT WINGS JW. Nicely balanced
girl with good length & depth, pretty & feminine, good neck & shoulders,
prominent forechest with sound front, ribbing carried back with good top &
underline, well bent stifle with short hocks, quite low to ground but
sufficient ground clearance on the move which she did with style, parallel
fore & aft.
2. Gaskin's DOVESTREAM IN THE RED. Lovely shape
stacked, typical head, dark eye,
liked her front assembly which was sound with positive
movement, firm topline, good hind angulation, moved away true, would like a
little more length of rib but overall a nice bitch, well handled.
3. Beach's BEACHDAX DUCHESS DAISY DOO. Slightly bigger
than 1 & 2 but quite a nice outline, lovely head & expression, sound front
with tight elbows, good length of back but would like slightly longer
ribbing, she moved freely & soundly with drive.
Limit Bitch (16,2a) Good class.
1. Coxon's D'ARISCA DANISH DELICACY. Lovely red girl
full of quality, liked everything about her, very well constructed with good
reach of neck, shoulder placement & length of upper arm, sufficient
pro-sternum following through to deep keel & long ribbing, well turned
stifle, good top & underline, she moved parallel fore & aft maintaining a
balanced outline. RESERVE CC.
2. Russell's RUSSTECK PLUM DUFF. Another lovely girl
with lots to like, close up to 1, nicely put together with good overall
balance, appealing head & expression with correct eye, excellent front
assembly, good body length & depth, sound quarters which she used well on
3. Pardini's LOVE TO BE KISABLE GANG DELLA PARDA.
JUN.CH.(ITA) There are very few chocolates being shown in the UK, this one
comes from Italy and she is extremely nice, very stylish, well constructed
with good overall balance & true movement fore & aft with good side gait, I
don't really like chocolates but I liked this one.
Open Bitch (16,4a) Lovely class.
1. Callow's GARTHORNE MISS TOFFEE. Here was my star of
the day, I thought this girl was just lovely, she oozes quality & didn't put
a foot wrong, she is so well made, lovely head & expression, long neck
leading into correctly placed shoulders & length of upper arm, tight elbows,
neat front, excellent body proportions with just the right amount of ground
clearance, well turned stifles & low hocks, her movement was spot-on, she
looked good in profile both stacked & on the move. Pleased to award her the
BITCH CC, apparently this made her up, she went on to BEST OF BREED.
2. Blackburn-Bennett's STARGANG STAR ANISE. Another
lovely bitch, unlucky to meet 1 in such fine form, very feminine, liked her
make & shape, sound forehand, firm topline, slightly lower to ground than 1,
balanced all through with good length, she moved freely with positive
3. Hunt's CH.CARPACCIO BLYTHE SPIRIT JW. Completed a
trio of beautiful bitches, this girl has lots of qualities, tight even
front, sound quarters, lovely outline both stacked & on the move, her action
was smooth, parallel & sound, just preferred length of 1 & 2.
Good Citizens Bitch. (3)
1. Chrpa & Kucerova Chrpova's CZ/CR.CH.ANASTASIA Z
UPLNKU. I placed this girl VHC in Open Bitch, liked her outline & balance,
good head & eye, sound front assembly, strong topline, nice hind angulation,
just a little on the leg but she moved with great drive & showmanship.
2. West's ARCHIDAX BONNEVILLE. Quite a nicely
constructed bitch, tight even front, ribbing carried back, her movement was
parallel fore & aft and she maintained a good outline, preferred head of 1.
3. Paterson's JAZZEEBEE FIRE BABE. Well proportioned
head with good eye shape, sound front with good length of neck & back, a
little long in loin, preferred hind action of 1 & 2, well handled.