I appreciated your super entry, and sorry the weather caused problems for many exhibitors. A well organised show and warm hall made all the difference for the Mini Smooths, and sincere thanks to my excellent steward. Overall I found a great variation in type, construction and movement, but I felt the dogs in both challenges reflected and demonstrated exactly what I was looking for. Correct shoulder placement, sound chest construction and well angulated quarters will provide sound movement with reach on the front, drive from behind and a good outline on the move, as well as in standing position. Many looked excellent standing, but movement was poor. There were many who were a few ounces overweight, one rather thin exhibit and some teeth needed attention, which was worrying, otherwise dogs were presented in excellent condition and temperaments were excellent.
MPD (3) 1 Mills-Jonesí Carlita Made In Wales. Shaded red with good head and reach of neck and excellent ribbing, correctly angulated on the back, moved well in both directions with correct topline and drive. Liked him very much, quality puppy. 2 Bellís Tolberg Liquorice Torpedo. B/t, another quality puppy here, super type I love with excellent front construction and I just preferred the outline of first on the move today, lovely front action and ribbing. Nice puppy. 3 Kayís Zilveraat Altered Carbon At Lochlip.
PD (6, 1) 1 Paget & Carrollís Metadale Lark Ascending. Another two lovely puppies in this class. S/r, super head, excellent forechest and ribbing with lovely reach and drive as he moved around. Still a little immature but easily earned himself BP over some tough competition and keeping his lovely outline at all times. 2 Reedís Deercroft Dream Chaser. Quality s/red, unlucky to meet first, excellent head and front assembly and well ribbed, not quite the drive of first on the move but good topline, liked him very much. 3 Jenningsí Jenivon Mr Mischeif.
JD (2, 1) 1 Masonís Teckeltown Something Magic JW. B/tan, stood alone but a quality dog, needs to mature perhaps a little more but presented a lovely outline and moved correctly both directions. Super ribbing and nice type.
PGD (12, 3) 1 Lombardelliís Kelmbeck Sydney. This s/red came into the ring and really took my eye, so well constructed in all departments, he moved so well and correctly, lovely head and reach of neck, super ribbing and shoulders, correct forechest and good angulation on his quarters, he easily earned himself the RCC. 2 Reesí Deercroft Dream Chaser. 3 Blackburn-Bennettís Stargang Terrafirma.
LD (4, 1) 1 Shuttís Melriding Captain Cook Of Donnadoon. Brindle, quality dog, well assembled all through with everything in the right place, super head and shoulder placement, well ribbed and nice prosternum, correctly angled behind, moved well. 2 Melbourneís Ambreglo Storm At Melriding (IKC). B/tan, shorter type than first, excellent front and good ribbing, just preferred the outline of first as they moved around the ring. 3 Careyís Donnadoon Dark Moonbeam For Debbiejay.
OD (4, 1) 1 Mitchellís Ch Bronia Biaggio. B/tan, quality dog and really showed himself to advantage today with super head, reach of neck and correct front assembly, he really drove around the ring, demonstrating his reach and drive. His back angulation was correct. I was pleased to award him the CC and BOB. 2 Barrettís Ayseebee Twinkling Star. B/tan with good head and excellent ribbing, not the forechest of first but nicely ribbed and moved well with correct profile. 3 Scottís Wolferlow Will Scarlet JW.
VD (3, 2) 1 Nolanís Kelmbeck Lord Of The Dance At Eddyval. 10 yr old bl/tan, in the best of condition with good teeth, had a correct head, best of fronts and super ribbing, moved well around the ring.
MPB (10, 5) 1 Bellís Tolberg Jelly Tot. B/t, loved this young lady of excellent type with good head and reach of neck, correct shoulder placement and good ribbing, moved truly around the ring. 2 Mills-Jonesí Carlita Welsh Princess. Sh/red, another quality baby, same comments apply, has excellent front and ribbing, just preferred forechest of first but plenty of time to mature. 3 Roseís Ardenrun Foolish Whisper.
PB (8, 1) 1 Metcalfe-Bilginís Metadale Legacy To The Lark. Sh/red, lovely quality puppy with good head and ribbing, nice compact type, moved and drove well around the ring with correct topline, loved her. 2 Halsallís Shelsall All About Love. S/red, very similar comments apply as to first, moved very well and well put together and good front, just preferred topline of first on the move today. 3 Kentís Lokmadi Catherine Wheel JW. JB (11, 3) 1 Masonís Teckeltown Youíre The One JW. B/tan, excellent front assembly with good and excellent ribbing, moved well around the ring keeping her outline. 2 Scottís Wolferlow La Sioux. B/tan, sound all through, this little lady had a lovely front construction, excellent ribbing but just not the hind action of first on the ove today. 3 Dunhillís Hollybirch Golden Sun At Gellijam.
PGB (17, 4) 1 Dareís Darsoms Zoe. B/tan, loved this little bitch, so compact and type I love and very sound all through, moved correctly and drove around the ring with super topline at all times. One for the top I feel. 2 Kerryís Kireton Hebe. This b/tan was top quality, sound all through and most of the same comments apply to her. Just not the topline of first on the move today. 3 Kentís Lokmadi Magic Dragon.
LB (14, 3) 1 Mitchellís Bronia Bellezza. S/red, super bitch, compact and balanced, soundly constructed withy lovely head, correct shoulders and the best of ribbing, movement correct coming and going and looked a picture on the move. RCC. 2 Russellís Russteck Tea Cake. B/tan, sound bitch, classical type and quality all through, loved her shoulder placement and excellently ribbed, just preferred outline of first as they went round. 3 Hutchingsí Stargang Hot Cross Bun For Collidach.
OB (8, 4) 1 Melbourne, Carrollís Garthorne Olivia Grace Of Melriding. B/tan, compact, balanced and lovely type, this bitch was difficult to fault with super front, ribbing reaching well back and tight elbows. She moved so well around the ring with correct quarters and easily stood out for me. CC. 2 Kentís Lokmadi Goodnight Irene JW. B/tan, nice type with good head, lovely ribbing and good back action. Just preferred front construction of first. 3 Rudkinís Dynastydax Periwinkle JW.
VB (3, 1) 1 Melbourneís Ch Golden Algonquinette Of Melriding. Sh/red, 8 yrs old, compact and balanced, this bitch had excellent head and front construction, tight elbows and super rib, moved so well around the ring keeping outline at all times and driving forward. BVIB. 2 Cumberlandís Whirlygig Wottatodoo At Mumysami. 7 yr old b/t, another quality veteran of good type, lovely head, well ribbed and good back action, just preferred front construction of first.