National Gundog Association
Saturday 3rd August 2002
Judge: Mr David Hutchison (Waverton)
|Best Of Breed||Decoymans I'am A Viking||Harding|
|Best Dog||Decoymans I'am A Viking||Harding|
|Reserve Best Dog||Narod The Impossible Dream||Harding & Whitehill|
|Best Bitch||Narod The Enchanting Dream||Hullin|
|Reserve Best Bitch||Quoygard Sky||Rogers|
|Best Puppy||Paludic Promise To Seasmoke||Page|
|Best Veteran||Decoymans I'Am A Viking||Harding|
This being my first appointment in this breed at this level, I would like to thank the exhibitors for such a good entry, and for the sporting way in which they received my decisions.
Special Veteran Dog (3 entries)
|1st||Harding DECOYMANS I'AM A VIKING|
A super dog that I have often admired from the ringside, on going over him, it confirmed my previous observations, lovely head, good front, bone and feet, level topline, well angulated front and rear, correct tail carriage, in good coat, moved with drive, pleased to award him Best Dog, Best Veteran and B.O.B.
|2nd||Russell INT/IR SH CH WINFREN VULPAQULA CADIAN|
Not as well marked as my winner, tail carriage was OK, well-angulated, level topline, lovely feet, moved well.
|3rd||Rees LYONHOUSE COLIN|
Puppy Dog (no entries)
Junior Dog (2 entries)
Very close decision between these two, as each had points superior to each other.
|1st||Lovett CANDEEBAR LEO|
Compact dog, appealing head, good front, well bent stifles, not in the best of coats, moved well.
|2nd||Davies DECOYMANS PIPER ICEBERG OF STONEBEECH|
Good head, kind eyes, extremely good front, coat was also lacking, moved equally well, just didn't get it together at the end, perhaps ringcraft classes might help.
Graduate Dog (no entries)
Post Graduate Dog (1 entry)
|1st||Mortimore FOXDOWN LAID BACK SAM|
Tallish dog, carrying more weight than I would prefer, good front, in good coat, moved well, although alone well worth his first prize.
Open Dog (4 entries)
Close decision between 1 & 2.
|1st||Harding & Whitehill NAROD THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM|
Compact dog, balanced outline, lovely head, well angulated front and rear, in good coat, moved well Res. Best dog, so much to like about him, unlucky to come up against the B.O.B winner, that decision was also very close.
|2nd||Burt & Ashton DECOYMANS SWEDISH DESIGN|
Like my winner well marked, lovely head, good front, well angulated, moved well.
|3rd||Page & Robbins NEWFANOVA THE NORSEMAN|
Special Veteran Bitch (3 entries, 1 absent)
|1st||Page DECOYMANS PIPER FLISA|
Feminine head and expression, good front, reasonably well angulated, carrying the right amount of weight, didn't like the heat on the day, moved well.
|2nd||Parr ACADIAN APACHE TEARS FOR KYMIN|
10 year old lady who still thinks she's three, really enjoying her day out, well angulated, moved extremely well, just preferred winners front.
Puppy Bitch (2 entries, 1 absent)
|1st||Page PALUDIC PROMISE TO SEASMOKE|
Although alone in this class, well worth her first prize. 9 months old baby, feminine throughout, good front, well angulated, nice tight feet, in lovely coat, moved extremely well for one so young.
Junior Bitch (1 entry)
|1st||Macleod & Hussey NEWFANOVA JEMIMA BEAR AT CAMUSMOR|
Feminine bitch, perhaps a little nervy but time and experience will help, moved well, nicely angulated, good topline.
Graduate Bitch (3 entries, 1 absent)
|1st||Rogers QUOYGARD SKY|
Lovely bitch, appealing head, balanced outline, well made throughout, in lovely coat, moved extremely well, Res Best Bitch.
|2nd||Mortimore FOXDOWN ANYA|
Reasonably well angulated front and rear, moved Ok, not as typical as 1.
Post Graduate Bitch (8 entries)
|1st||Hullin NAROD THE ENCHANTING DREAM|
Beautiful bitch, feminine head and expression, good front, well angulated front and rear, coat in lovely bloom, moved extremely well, pleased to award her Best Bitch.
|2nd||Somerset FOXDOWN PERIWINKLE OF RUBYRON|
Her expression was perhaps spoiled because she was flying her ears slightly, not in as good coat as my winner, but these things aside, this was a very nice bitch, well angulated, moved well (hope the puppies turn out as nice).
|3rd||Foreman FOXDOWN ALFINA|
Open Bitch (4 entries)
|1st||Foreman FOXDOWN ALFINA|
Balanced bitch, good front (when she put her feet in the right places) well angulated, moved well – carrying more weight than I would prefer.
|2nd||Page DECOYMANS PIPER FANTASY IN SEASMOKE|
Nice feminine head, preferred winner's pigmentation, a little up in the loin which was accentuated because she was not in good coat, good front, moved well.
|3rd||Seddon FOXDOWN BONNIE|