B (3,1a) 1 Dimon’s Labbadax Inspiration for Dimerlin, well muscled shaded red dog in gleaming coat & condition. Good head & forechest & general body construction. Moved out well with his handler but a little close behind; 2 Rodrigues’ Darsoms Zantor, elegant dog with good bone & body proportions but didn’t have the good front & rear angulations so didn’t have the drive of movement as the winner. MPD (2) 1 Duchesne’s Darsoms Zyjosh. BPD; 2 Rodrigues’ Darsoms Zydexta, 8 month litter brothers who were both presented in such good condition. Very similar in body construction. Pleasing head, good front assembly, good topline in stance & on the move. Preferred the front & rear angles & the more positive movement of the winner but liked Zydexta’s height/length ratio. Both have a lot of maturing to do. PD (2,1) 1 Garlick’s Ranglewood McNab, a larger 10 month well boned b/t with a good masculine head, forechest & length of neck. Pleasing overall construction & firm topline standing & on the move. Movement a little close & rather erratic behind. Needs to tighten but he has time on his side. JD (3) 1 Roberts’ Swansford Grantador, well boned, handsome young dog of good size & type. Liked him a lot. Very promising. Good head & eye, forechest & feet & length of neck. Correct angulation fore & aft & a firm topline which he kept on the move. Strode out with his handler; 2 Burke & Manston’s Bonavoir Double O’Seven, a bigger dog than Grantador but a lot to like about him although still very puppyish in his attitude to showing as yet. Masculine head, good forechest & length of neck, correct shoulder placement & hammy quarters. Moved out well with enthusiasm. Just preferred the size & more settled movement of the winner on the day; 3 Hughes’ Rossann Bonnie Blue. PGD (6) Close decision between the first two, both dogs had a lot to like but just preferred the size of 1 Dare’s Darsoms Zamson, really liked this young dog sired by Warrador his size & type appealed as well as his many other attributes. Classic outline & good head , neck & shoulder placement & rear angulation. Moved out well with his handler keeping a firm topline. Must have a bright future; 2 Burke & Manston’s Bonavoir James Hobbs, a bigger but well muscled lovely b/t with a masculine head & dark eye, good reach of neck & shoulders & well angulated rearquarters. Moved with drive keeping a firm topline. Good dog with lots of promise. Litter brother to 2 in junior; 3 Horn’s Darsoms Zabbi (Also sired by Warrandor). LD (6) Harder class to judge as there were good dogs here & I was splitting hairs between the first three who were different in type, beautifully presented & a credit to their owners. 1 Geeson’s Abydachs Seize the Night, (Intriguing names this exhibitor has for her dogs). He presented a balanced & elegant outline especially in profile & on the move when he came into his own & drove round the ring. He won this class on his flowing movement. Masculine head, good reach of neck & good topline. Everything in the right place. Well angulated, but where a lot of dogs tend to sink at the rear he was inclined to straighten a tad when stacked. (Sire of my BP); 2 Dare & Guy’s Darsoms Zimbro, well boned exhibit who also had a good head, neck, forechest & body construction. He moved steadily but was a little close behind & I preferred the winner’s outline in profile on the move; 3 Marks & Johnson’s Africadawns Night Hawk. OD (4) I’m sure the first two will change places many times or already have done. Both good representatives of this variety & both so well handled & presented to get the best from their respective dogs. 1 Robert’s Swansford Warrador, wow! Loved this boy as soon as he entered the ring. So well handled to bring out his full potential. Well muscled exhibit with good head & eye & forechest, strong neck flowing into correctly angulated shoulders, firm topline, good length of ribbing & correct angles front & rear. Moved out well with verve & style using his strong hocks. A classy exhibit which he seems to have passed on to his daughter (BCC) & other progeny. I believe this was his fourth ticket. Good luck for the future. He looked great in the BIS ring & I thought he was a fine representative there for this variety. I must say that I thought all the exhibits in this BIS were the best I had seen for a long time, quality all through, so he was up against it. CC & BOB; 2 McNaughton’s Cedavoch The Alchemist, so much to like about this dog & was very close to the winner. So much so that similar remarks apply as to Warrador. They both gave their all when on the move keeping their beautiful outlines but just prereferred Warrador’s shoulder placement & more mature attitude. Lovely exhibit. RCC; 3 Rodriques’ Darsoms Zantor. VD (1) Wood’s Rogermardax Senor Mirlo, this b/t senior gentleman of 7 years was thoroughly enjoying his day out in the spotlight. Well presented & well handled exhibit who kept his outline on the move but actual movement was a little erratic.
MPB (2,1) Sutton & Pankhurst’s Lilia Rose at Damai, although she stood alone in this class she well deserved her placing. A very raw puppy with a lot of developing to do. Pleasing head & length of neck & well angulated fore & aft. Moved out well for a youngster keeping her topline. PB (2) Two very happy 10 month old puppies enjoying themselves in the ring. Lovely to see. 1 Abbydachs One Night Only (sired by LD winner). Mature, well boned & balanced puppy with lovely chunky feet. Feminine head & eye, good neck, shoulders, topline & length of ribbing. Well angulated fore & aft. Moved out soundly & positively. Presented with gleaming coat & well handled. Certainly one to watch for the future. BP, RBPIS. Well done; 2 Garlick’s Ranglewoods Mistletoe, 10 month litter sister to the winner of PD. More immature than the winner & still carrying quite a lot of puppy fat which does spoil her outline a little. Well boned girl with good head & eye & front but just didn’t move so soundly as the winner or keep her outline. Plenty of time on her side to get her act together. JB (1) 1 McNaughton’s Cedavoch Circe, a red girl of lovely size & type as they all are from this kennel. Good forechest & length of neck & well angulated both ends. Put down in gleaming condition. Moved well keeping her classic outline in profile but needs to strengthen in rear movement. PGB (6) My notes say that it was difficult to separate the first two placings & after judging I found that they were litter sisters. 1 Burke & Manston’s Ranglewood Lotus via Bonavoir; 2 Garlick’s Ranglewood Laurel, both feminine quality bitches with pleasing head, good forechest, length of neck & ribbing. Well angulated at both ends. They were both very well presented & moved out well, but on the day I just preferred the more positive movement & outline of Lotus on the move, probably as Laurel was carrying more body weight. LB (7,3) Close decisions. 1 Booth & Elsey’s Labbadax Gimme Gimme Gimme at Abbalongdat. In the past, I remember giving this exhibit BP & she went BPIS. She has developed from a roly-poly lovely puppy into a very attractive slimmed down & elegant exhibit. Well boned & with a lovely outline standing & moving. Good head, neck & forechest, correct angulation & presented in gleaming condition. Would have liked tighter feet but well deserved her placing today & considered her in the challenge. Moved out steadily & strongly. Well handled; 2 Dare’s Darsoms Zyanara (sired by Warrador), another stylish & lovely bitch from this kennel. I liked her a lot. This kennel always seems to have good heads with lovely expressions, correct length of neck, good front assembly & shoulder placement & overall sound body construction & condition. Although she looked good moving in profile she wasn’t moving soundly at the rear today; 3 Garlick’s Ranglewood Tempest. OB (5,1) Again the first three placed exhibits took a little sorting as they all oozed quality. All owners should be proud of them as they were presented in gleaming condition & the final result was down to personal choice. They were a challenge to place but Nigelladora won on overall elegance today & I was pleased to award her BCC. On knowing her name afterwards I realised I had given her BIS at Southern Dach when she was just over a year. She was sired by my BOB Warrador & had to give way to her sire for BOB today. 1 Dare’s Ch Swansford Nigelladora Darsoms, an elegant, feminine bitch of correct size & built on flowing lines & good height to length ratio. Great head & eye, lovely reach of neck, well angulated shoulders, good forechest & length of ribbing. She covered the ground in style driving from the rear just like her sire. Liked her a lot. Beautifully handled & presented; 2 McNaughton’s Ch Cedavoch Kismet, again another great champion bitch with lovely head & eye & similar remarks apply to her as for Nigelladora. Quality. Well angulated which enabled her to move out with drive. Very sound coming & going. In fact she was so eager on the move that she slightly lost her topline which was one of the deciding factors on her placing today. RCC; 3 Geeson’s Abydachs Giving Off Sparks. VB (5) All these veterans were a joy to go over & the owners should be very proud of them. 1 Dare’s Ch Darsoms Zienna, another elegant 8 year old bitch from this kennel presented in such good muscletone & condition who I considered in the challenge. Obviously well loved & cared for as all these Golden Oldies were. In beautiful bloom for her age, a credit to her owner. Expressive head & eye, proud head carriage flowing down into good shoulders & correct length of ribbing. Good teeth. Lovely outline standing & moving. Simply drove round the ring. BV & thrilled to see her made BVIS; 2 Garlick’s Ch Ranglewood Genista, an 8 year old veteran in good condition for her age. Nice size & with well balanced body proportions. A worthy veteran champion. She looked good in outline standing & on the move but Zienna won on her more enthusiastic movement today; 3 Dimon’s Dimerlin Isolde.