CRITIQUE - DOGS
I would like to thank the committee firstly for inviting me to judge at the Club Show and also for making the day so special. It is obvious everyone works hard to ensure the day goes smoothly and credit must be given for running such a great show.
I had a lovely selection of dogs to judge and was pleased to see there are some promising youngsters coming through and I do think temperaments are getting better. Presentation on the whole was good, just a few were over clipped around the neck for my taste !
I agreed with my co-judge Martin Greenwood that the bitch should be awarded BIS and the dog RBIS, the referee Kath Morgan chose the dog for BPIS, and we both agreed that the dog was BVIS.
Judge Jane Graham (Nyliram)
Minor Puppy Dog (1)
- Backhouse & Scougall’s Ferndel News Flash From Shannas NAF TAF [•], eyecatching youngster, super head and expression, straight front and good feet, ample body for age. With a little more confidence he should have a bright future.
Puppy Dog (3)
- Harrison’s Glenbrows Rainman [•], loved his head and gentle expression, excels in neck and shoulders. Straight front with good feet. Compact and well balanced throughout, moved true with correct topline. Presentation first class as one would expect from this kennel. BPD and BPIS on referee’s decision.
- Graham & Rumney’s Slapestones Beau Sancy pleasing youngster with lots to like, a little longer in loin than 1 and not quite the body properties as yet. Moved soundly.
- Frost & Troth’s Cochnaid’s Cartier Topaz, attractive dog of smaller frame, moved well in profile, but was untidy coming and going.
Junior Dog (3,1)
- Douglas’ Ferndel Justin Time [•], this young dog really caught my eye, he has the loveliest head and dark eyes, strong neck, well laid shoulders and good depth of chest. Moved very soundly with drive holding correct topline and tail carriage. Really upped his game in the challenge to take the RCC. Im sure he will have a bright future.
- Luckett-Roynon’s Solva Giorgio not as mature as 1, lovely breed type, moved well once settled.
Yearling Dog (5)
- Barkley’s Cherryheath Mr Mischief JW [•], handsome dog, who lives up to his name with more than a hint of mischief in his expression. Masculine throughout, shows no hint of coarseness, presents a lovely outline when stood, excels in neck and shoulders, straight legs with ample bone and tight feet. Good spring of rib, strong in loin and well muscled hindquarters which enable him to move freely with sound driving action holding correct topline and tail carriage. Delighted to award him the CC (his first) and RBIS in agreement with the co- judge.
- Graham & Denwood’s Slapestones Newman At Lyndfil, liked him for type, lovely head, well made throughout. Still needs to develop in loin but overall very nice.
- Hassell’s Chanangel Night Watchman At Kytreveglos, masculine throughout, appealed for breed type, lovely coat just a fraction overweight for me.
Novice Dog (3,1)
- Frost & Troth’s Cochnaid Cartier Topaz [•]
- Ovey’s Bozidar Rio, heavier made, well ribbed with good depth of chest. A little heavy in shoulders which gives the impression he is stuffy in neck.
Undergraduate Dog (5,1)
- Douglas’ Ferdel Justin Time
- Frost & Troth’s Cochnaid Cartier Topaz
- Le Maitre’s Pamicks Above and Beyond At Vannelmead, lovely head, good body properties, maturing nicely but to be critical would prefer more compactness and tighter feet.
Graduate Dog (2,1)
- Stone’s Stedigan Pipers Piping [•], presents a good outline but just needs to mature to complete the picture, moved out well.
Post Graduate Dog (8,1)
- Tolladay’s Ferndel Commander Of Bethersden [•], this boy really stood out for me in the class, looks a picture from every angle, in super coat and condition, he just flagged in the challenge which cost him dearly today. Im sure he has a bright future.
- Backhouse’s Aindrea Lotofunwioutlafin JW pleasing head, nicely made throughout, slightly smaller frame but well balanced. Moved well.
- Gameson & Hunnable’s Ambika Adenium a new one to me, very promising but not the maturity of 1 & 2, sound mover, liked him a lot.
Limit Dog (10,2)
- Tew’s Pamicks Dazzling Boy [•], I have done this lad well before and still like him now he has fully matured. Everything in the right place and best mover in the class but just felt he was carrying a bit much weight on his shoulders today for top honours.
- Salt’s Islanza Oh Boy, appeals for breed type, lovely head and expression, well made throughout, in lovely coat and condition just not as positive in rear movement as winner today.
- Bott’s Ferndel Porthos For Maseloch really like this boy, loved his head and expression but today was giving his handler a hard time. Didn't move as well as I know he can and it cost him dearly.
Open Dog (8,3)
- Murray’s Slapestones Mars At Priestbeck [•], scores in head and expression, good front and feet, Well ribbed with good depth of chest and strong in loin. Moved well in class but not as settled in the challenge.
- Reynolds’ Glenbrows This Is It At Benoveor JW, pleasing dog in good coat and condition, a little longer in loin than 1 but overall nice type. Moved well.
- Harvey’s Pennylock Red Baron At Mariemead, a little exuberant, well presented just preferred the movement of winners.
Veteran Dog (4,2)
Two lovely 9 year olds and both a credit to their owners. Both of good breed type and moved soundly. 1 had the edge on coat and condition and was delighted my co-judge agreed he should be awarded BVIS
- Baguley & Crowther’s Tannamoor Hallmark at Lligwy ShCM [•]
- Westerman’s Menstonia King And Country Of Cashmere JW
Special Beginners Dog (4)
- Stone’s Stedigan Pipers Piping
- Nicoll’s Amblelight Suhail At Anreth, smaller framed, pleasing head, good front and feet. Well presented and handled. Close decision between 2 & 3 just preferred head and expression of this boy.
- Boumonte & Dimond’s Whitestone Joyful Ziggy Of Roxdale, nicely made, moved well at one with handler.
Special New Members Dog (3)
- Douglas’ Ferndel Justin Time
- Nicoll’s Amblelight Suhail At Anreth
- Cooper’s Fiergen City Limits, nice make and shape, just needs to strengthen in rear movement.