Many thanks to the committee for inviting me to judge and to the exhibitors for giving me such a super entry of quality exhibits to judge , the cold blustery weather really tested their temperaments, and I was so pleased that not one dog turned a hair at the mini whirlwind that scattered chairs and papers . The temperaments of the wires was delightful - long may breeders retain this characteristic.
Minor Puppy Dog 2
1st Davies Atahira Cantata ,red 8 month puppy showing good potential. Well shaped head with lovely expression and dark almond eyes, carried on elegant neck of good length flowing into well placed shoulders and correct top-line with good length of ribbing and short loin. Strong hindquarters providing strong drive. Sound on the move showing a lovely profile whilst true coming and going.
2nd Rowe’s Boloria’s Aramis Chocolate baby of different type to the 1st smaller and compact with good proportions. Correct head carried on well-shaped neck leading to correct shoulders and length of ribbing. Exuberant on the move and at this stage not altogether co-ordinated
Puppy Dog. 3
1st Adam’s Tecklegarth Gatling. Well grown all male boy who had that look at me attitude. Well shaped head carried on good length of neck which lead into good shoulders combined with a good length of ribbing and short loin. Strong hindquarters which powered him round the ring. He is still untidy coming and going like a gangly teenager but so pleasing in profile. Another very promising puppy.
2nd Framton’s Weinacht Larch At Drakkina. Larger puppy still very raw and uncoordinated especially coming and going. Good head and dark eyes giving him a lovely expression. Well arched neck, good length of ribbing carried well back to short loin and strong hindquarters. Hope he has done all his growing and tightens on the move.
3rd.Turner& Merrifield’s Boloria Mr Moonlight.
Junior Dog 7(1)
1st Chambers Cishelvine Just a Kiss With Hototo. The condition of this boy was exemplary. Good head and expression carried on well arched neck would like more layback of shoulders. Deep ribbing well extended to short loin giving a strong top - line held on the move. Strong hindquarters which drive him round the ring.
2nd. Clifford’s Sussexdaxi Fool For Ablebody. Lighter built type throughout. Pleasing head held on well-shaped neck. Adequate front and length of ribbing. Moved out well but untidy coming and going.
3rd. McPherson & Paterson’s Brumberhill Mr Wilks.
Post Graduate Dog 2
1st. Parsons Cloudside Picture Perfect AT Shukriya. Well-proportioned boy with good outline, lovely expression, correct head held on elegant neck. Correct length of ribbing and short loin. Covered the ground with purpose on strong legs and tight feet.
2nd. Foglia’s Kentixen Abies Grandis. Heavier type of boy and not the proportions or angulation of first. Moved with enthusiasm.
Limit Dog 7(2)abs
1st. Adams Wyldetarn Shoot From The Hip. JW All male boy with good head and expression carried on reachy neck running into well placed shoulders. Good height to length ratio, good ribbing which extended well back. Really moves out well parallel front and rear.
2nd. Vine’s Chishelvine Caught Out. Lighter built than 1st longer length to height but well angulated front and rear. Really hard condition this showed in his good movement both in profile and coming and going away.
3rd. Smith’s Salixian Eau Rouge
Open Dog 6(1)
1st. McCalmont’s Silvae Trader. DCC BOB. Stylish well-constructed boy with good bone legs and tight feet. Correctly shaped head and eye with good expression. Well arched neck leading to well-placed shoulders and long ribbing leading to short loin and strong hindquarters. Moves with a good length of stride and really covers the ground.
2nd. Moore & Downes Megline Aramis.RCC. Another quality dog, slightly larger than 1st but well-constructed throughout. Loved his head and expression. Well arched neck, flowing into well placed shoulders and good length of ribbing, strong legs and feet which he used to show off his good movement fore and aft as well in profile.
3rd. Wharton’s Ch Greyhayne Hooray Henry.
Veteran Dog (1) Abs.
Special Beginners Dog or Bitch 5 (20)Abs.
1st. Graham’s Brumberhill Armstrong. Reserve in Junior Dog. Well balanced dog with correct shaped head, good proportions and angulations. Moved out well with drive slightly untidy in rear movement.
2nd. Frampton’s Weinacht Larch At Drakkina. 2nd in Puppy Dog.
3rd. Turner’s Boloria Mr Moonlight.
Minor Puppy Bitch. 5(1) Abs.
1st. Gibson’s Maltilda. Raw baby enjoying her day out. Well shaped head Carried on well arched neck. Good proportions and angulation. Won this class on her better overall movement.
2nd. Dean’s Atahira Mocha Surprise For Brontillow. Another young lady enjoying her day out. Well shaped head carried on lengthy neck. God length of ribbing and short loin, kept her outline on the move but not as co-ordinated in her movement as first.
3rd. Rowe’s Boloria’s Miss Dior.
Puppy Bitch 2
1st. Pugh&Fraser’s Geryhayne Harriet At Bystock. BPIB. This young lady had attitude plus. So well put together from her well-shaped head and elegant neck which flowed into well placed shoulders and good length of ribbing and short loin. Moved out well holding her top-line and displaying true parallel movement. One I will watch with interest.
2nd. Fitzgerald’s Fowlerheight Moonshine AT Harlilsun. Not the maturity or attitude of first. Lacking the proportions and angulation of first which showed in her movement.
Junior Bitch 5(2)abs.
1st. Coverley’s Aventine Dolcetto. Such a well-made young lady, correct head and eye with a typical wire expression and exuberance. Well arched neck and correctly placed shoulders leading to a good length of ribbing and short strong loins. Well-made quarters and short hocks helping to stride out well sound parallel coming and going away. Just needs to curb her enthusiasm and settle on the move. Should have a bright future.
2nd. Sanders.Knottrose Mystique. Larger type than first, but another well-made young lady. Good proportions throughout with pleasing head eye and expression. Good length of ribbing carried well back. Good front and rear movement maintaining her topline on the move.
3rd. Clayton-Smith’s Cairparavel Lilac Wine.
Post Graduate Bitch 7(1) abs
1st. Coverley’s Aventine Amarela. Litter sister to first in Junior and very similar in type and construction. Correctly shaped head and eye giving a very feminine head held on good length of neck which leads into well placed shoulders. Long length of ribbing and short loin supporting a good topline held at all times. Moved with purpose around the ring absolutely true coming and going and displaying good length of stride in profile.
2nd. Smith’s Salixian Tea For Two. Larger type than first but with good proportions, pleasing head held on well arched neck with reasonably placed shoulders, good length of ribbing and correct topline held on the move. Moved well displaying good drive from the rear quarters.
3rd. Gibson’s Allfreys Helena.
Limit Bitch 8
1st. Warren’s Wagsford Hester. BCC Honest bitch with good proportions, correct head shape with pleasing expression. Correct front and rear assembly. Moved out with drive maintaining rear parallel movement.
2nd. Seath’s Sunsong Keep A Promise. Lovely type with good balance and length to height ratios. Good length of ribbing supporting a correct topline stacked and held on the move. Moved out freely with good rear drive.
3rd. Paterson & Paterson. Ambiesque Applaud.
Open Bitch 9 (2)abs.
1st. McPherson & Paterson. Brumberhill Bellissima ShCM. RBCC A good honest wire bitch which combined workman like qualities with feminine elegance. Correct head and eye shape giving a kind expression. Shapely neck running into correct shoulders and ribbing. Correct angulation both fore and rear enabling her to stride out well on strong legs with correct feet. A tight harsh coat completed the overall picture.
2nd. Warren’s Ch Wagsford Jennifer. Another well-made bitch with many attributes. Good head and lovely expression carried on an elegant neck leading to correct shoulders and length of ribbing good strong legs and feet. Just lacking that extra effort to show off her attributes on the move today.
3rd. Howlett & Prowting.’s Boloria’s Arabella.
VETERAN Bitch 1
1st. Rees & Dible. Liebling Fly Me To The Moon. Eight year old of good type with correct head and eye shape. Good angulation front and back. Moved out with drive and showed a good profile on the move.