Many thanks for the lovely entry.Presentation was good all through.All mouths
were correct and teeth clean..Temperaments were all good.Size was reasonably
uniform.Although the foreign exhibits didn't fit to my interpretation of our UK standard in all instances they must be applauded on their sound, free and true
movement.They all drove from behind and had good reach in front.I felt in general quality was very mixed.Feet and nails in many instances needed attention and
could have improved the appearance of some hounds.There is no need for untrimmed nails.Front assembly is still a worry.Lack of forechest,forward shoulders,short upper
arms.An alarming number of short keels which I haven't been as aware of in the past in standard longs appear to be creeping into our beautiful breed.True driving
movement I also feel is disappearing with lack of front extension and driving movement from behind.I felt bitches were stronger in quality than males.In places
it was down to a personal preferance on type I prefer.The bitch line up was lovely.I was delighted with my principle winners and thought the BOB did the breed
proud with his performance in the Hound Group.
Super class to start the day.I certainly didn't except to find my BOB winner in
the first class.
1st MISS E MITCHELL CH BRONIA LOTARIO JW, Super boy who had everything I was looking for.Lovely head with dark almond eye.Strong muscular neck leading to first class shoulders,tight elbows and the best of feet.Good width all through,keel carried well back,excellent ribbing.Super rear angulation which he uses to advantage and it shows in his true free movement he shows a clean set of pads going away. His enthusiasm never wanes and belies his age. He is like a fine wine getting better with age.He looked a picture and is a great ambassador for the breed. CC,BOB,BVIB and delighted to see him shortlisted in Hound Group.
2nd MRS I A & MRS P M COOK & RHODES ABYDACHS RIDES THE STORM TO BOURNDER Well made boy with lovely head and expression.Good length of neck well placed forehand.Prominent forechest with good width,ribbing and keel well back.Moved out well keeping his outline on the move.
3rd MR D J, MRS G & MISS C HUTTON CH RIVER RUMPUS THROUGH DACHALUNE SHCM Black and tan of good size.He is well made all through,strong neck.Good width in front,clean set of shoulders.Super bone and padded feet.Stands four square. Moved with verve. Another showing his pads on the move.
1st S & R BURKE & MANSTON BONAVOIR BEAU GESTE Red of 10 months of nice size and
in lovely condition. Nice head and expression.Has a lenghty neck and good
forechest.Good spring of rib.Kept his topline. Good bone and feet.Still to
settle on the move.
2nd MISS SG WOOD FAULKSFOLLIE LORD FONTAROY Raw black and tan of taller type to one.Lovely head with dark eye.Good reach of neck,tight elbows.Moved truely fore and aft. Needs time to mature into his frame.
First two were of such a similar type and I saw later were litter brothers.
1st MISS E A GARLICK RANGLEWOOD HARVEST SONG, Black and tan boy of pleasing size and is well made all through.Has a lovely head and dark eye.Strong neck,good length of ribbing.Well angulated behind. Kept his topline on the move.
G & MRS T BUSHELL - RANGLEWOOD HARVEST HOPS Another black and tan and similar
remarks to 1.Muscular neck good spring of rib,short coupled well let down
behind.Just prefered one on the move.
3rd SULOCHA KIMBA HOKUS POKUS Z PERLOWEJ BJW'17 NJK'17 [ATC AU02955POL] Different in type to one and two but won his place on his movement.He is a red with lovely head and expression.Good neck,Clean well laid shoulder. tight elbows.Ribbing well back.Super bone with tight manicured feet. Moved truely with both front extension and hind drive.Shown in super condition.
Post Graduate Dog
1st MR T L & MR L J JOHNSON & CROSS AFRICANDAWNS NIGHT LEMENT Red dog who is well made all through has good ground clearance..Has good reach of neck, plenty of keel, ribbing carried well back,short coupling Used hindquarters and was sound on the move.In lovely condition.
2nd MRS S J METCALFE-BILGIN - METADALE MATEUS Honest dog with well filled front,super shoulders and ribbing,keel carried well back.Well angulated quarters.Sound on the move Not co-operating fully today.
3rd S & R BURKE & MANSTON BONAVOIR JAMES HOBBS Longer cast black and tan boy.Has lengthy neck,oval front,tight elbows.Good bone and feet.Keeps his topline stacked and moving
1st MISS E A GARLICK RANGLEWOOD ARASHI Red dog of good type.Nice head of good
proportions with dark eye.Good reach of neck,well filled forechest,tight
elbows,correct forehand.Ribbing carried well back. Well let down
quarters.Moved soundly with drive.
2nd MRS M CHAPMAN MELMINDS ZSYLVESTER SHCM Of a similar type to 1.Strong neck leading to well placed forehand.Has a good forechest,tight elbows.Good quarters.Kept his outline moving. Preferred hind drive of 1.
3rd S & R BURKE & MANSTON - WARDAX INDIAN SUMMER BONAVOIR, Good head and expression.mUscular neck well filled front.tight elbows.Good proportions.Presented a nice outline.Good bone and feet and in super condition.
1st MR D ROBERTS CH SWANSFORD WARRADOR This boy is so well made.Pleasing head with dark almond eye.Good reach of neck leading to first class shoulders.Good width in front with ribbing and keel extended well back.Short loin,Good hind angulation.He uses his well made quarters to advantage on the move.Moves truely fore and aft. Excellent bone and manicured feet. Moved with both reach and drive.Kept his super outline at all times.Pleased to award Res CC
2nd MRS F MITCHELL CH BRONIA TRUE LEGACY Another with lots to like.Elegant boy with most glorious head and expression.Super reach of neck.Correct depth of chest and ground clearance. Super bone and well kept feet.Keeps his outline at all times.Well made quarters with good bend of stifle.Sylish mover keeping his outline.
3rd MR J G BENNETT - SHARDAROBA'S COUNTRY FILE Head of correct proportions.Reachy neck,Good forechest,ribbing,bone and feet.Good width all through.Well let down hindquarters. Moved soundly.
Good Citizen Dog
1st MR D J, MRS G & MISS C HUTTON CH RIVER RUMPUS THROUGH DACHALUNE SHCM
2nd MS M & MR D HAGAN & BORSUK IR CH BADAMTAM'S VIA BALTICA AT FOLLYPAWS SHCM (IMP FIN), Black and tan.A free moving dog with good ground clearance.Lovely head and expression,Reachy neck.Good spring of rib.Well padded feet.
3rd MRS M H WILSON ROGERMARDAX SENOR DOUGAL, Heavier type than 1 &2.Has muscular neck,well filled front,tight elbows.Good bone all through.Balanced both ends.
1st MISS E A GARLICK CH RANGLEWOOD GENISTA, Such an elegant black and tan bitch
with a feminine head and dark almond eye.Good reach of neck with clean well laid
shoulders,Good spring of rib keel carried well back.Moved truely with drive and
style keeping her outline.
2nd MR K S & MRS S M PASKINS CH ABYDACHS SUMMER DREAM AT KINDEACE SHCM
Another nice bitch with nice head and expression.Reachy neck,well filled front,ribbing well back.Well made hind quarters.Moved soundly presenting a nice outline
3rd MISS J M DIMON DIMERLIN ISOLDE Black and tan nice head,dark eye.Is of good size.good forechest tight elbows,good bone all through.In lovely condition.
1st MR L J CROSS GLASVEY DOUBLE TROUBLE FOR LOGGETA This youngster stood away
in this class.She is so well made from head to tail.Pretty head with dark almond
eye.Reachy neck,well placed shoulders, oval front,ribbing well back with
nice short coupling.Neat hocks .Moved with such drive and style for a youngster
Im sure top honours will follow soon.Pleased to award her ReS cc and
2nd MISS SG WOOD FAULKSFOLLIE LADY GEMIMA, Pretty black and tan of nice size. Has lovely head and expression.Lengthy neck,tight elbows,good ribbing.Presented a nice outline on the move.Needs time.
3rd MR A & MRS L A FOSSETT BRYSDAX CHANEL NUMBER FIVE, Red ,pLeasing head,muscular neck,tight elbows.good spring of rib.Moved out well.
well made bitches headed this class
1st MISS E MITCHELL BRONIA SUPERNATURAL, Elegant red with good reach of neck,tight elbows.Well made forehand, ribbing carried well back.Good bend of stifle. Moved soundly keeping her outline at all times.
2nd MRS J F GEESON - ABYDACHS KUMALA, Feminine bitch with lovely head and dark eye.Good reach of neck and ground clearance.Super legs and feet.Balanced fore and aft Kept her outline on the move.Super condition.
3rd MISS E A GARLICK - RANGLEWOOD TRICK OR TREAT, Pretty headed black and tan with reachy neck,well made forehand.Good depth of chest and keel well back.Hind angulation matched the front.
Post Graduate Bitch
1st MRS F MITCHELL BRONIA ZAYLIA Best outline and shape in the class.Has good
head and dark eye.Well arched neck,prominent forechest, well placed shoulders
with tight elbows. Has good width all through.Move soundly keeping her
2nd MRS S EVE - SUNDAYSHILL HERMIONE Honest bitch with prety head,good reach of neck.Good outline .Super bone and feet.
3rd MRS A C & MR I A BOOTH & ELSLEY - LABBADAX GIMME GIMME GIMME AT ABBALONGDAT Has well placed shoulders, ribbing carried well back.Well made quarters.Came into her own on the move presenting a lovely outline.
1st MRS S J METCALFE-BILGIN - METADALE MIDSUMMER DREAM, Well made with lots to like.Pretty head and expression.Good reach of neck,good layback of shoulder.Prominent forechest,good width all through, tight elbows. Well angulated quarters.Moved soundly with driving action
2nd MISS E A GARLICK - RANGLEWOOD LAUREL, Nice head with dark eye,good reach of neck,well made forehand.Moves truely fore and aft.Kept her outline on the move
3rd MRS S EVE - SUNDAYSHILL ANASTASIA Longer cast bitch but well put together.Pretty head, reachy neck, good forechest bone and feet. Moved soundly keeping her outline
quality bitches in this class of different types.All worthy title holders.
1st MR D ROBERTS SWANSFORD GEMMADORA, Super bitch had everything in the right place.Correct head proportions,Strong arched neck leading to clean well placed shoulders. Tight elbows,Good bone and tight feet.Has a Well filled front with keel extending well back.Good spring of rib with short loin. Has enough ground clearance.Well made quarters with short parallel hocks. Completed the picture with her sound effortless movement with front extension and rear drive Pleased to award her the CC. Which I found out made her up and was the kennels 60th champion.Quite an achievement.Felt she and the dog made a lovely pair in BOB.
2nd MRS F MITCHELL CH BRONIA PRECIOUS LEGACY With good head and dark eye.Strong neck to balanced forehand.Tight elbows with good bone and feet.Good spring of rib.Welllet down behind Moved with drive fore and aft.In super coat and condition as were all from this kennel
3rd MRS J F GEESON - CH/BEL CH/INT CH ABYDACHS GIVING OFF SPARKS, Super elegant bitch lovely head and sweetest expression.Great reach of neck leading to best of toplines.Good length of ribbing and ground clearance. Presents a lovely picture on the move.Shown to best advantage and in fabulous condition.
Good Citizen Bitch
1st MRS S EVE SUNDAYSHILL ANASTASIA
2nd MRS S EVE SUNDAYSHILL HERMIONE
3rd MISS J M DIMON DIMERLIN ISOLDE