National Gundog Association

Saturday 3rd August 2002

Judge: Mr David Hutchison (Waverton)


Best Of BreedDecoymans I'am A VikingHarding

Best DogDecoymans I'am A VikingHarding
Reserve Best DogNarod The Impossible DreamHarding & Whitehill
Best BitchNarod The Enchanting DreamHullin
Reserve Best BitchQuoygard SkyRogers
Best PuppyPaludic Promise To SeasmokePage
Best VeteranDecoymans I'Am A VikingHarding

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)

1stHarding 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.
2ndRussell 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.
3rdRees LYONHOUSE COLIN

Puppy Dog (no entries)


Junior Dog (2 entries)

Very close decision between these two, as each had points superior to each other.

1stLovett CANDEEBAR LEO
Compact dog, appealing head, good front, well bent stifles, not in the best of coats, moved well.
2ndDavies 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)

1stMortimore 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.

1stHarding & 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.
2ndBurt & Ashton DECOYMANS SWEDISH DESIGN
Like my winner well marked, lovely head, good front, well angulated, moved well.
3rdPage & Robbins NEWFANOVA THE NORSEMAN

Special Veteran Bitch (3 entries, 1 absent)

1stPage 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.
2ndParr 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)

1stPage 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)

1stMacleod & 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)

1stRogers QUOYGARD SKY
Lovely bitch, appealing head, balanced outline, well made throughout, in lovely coat, moved extremely well, Res Best Bitch.
2ndMortimore FOXDOWN ANYA
Reasonably well angulated front and rear, moved Ok, not as typical as 1.

Post Graduate Bitch (8 entries)

1stHullin 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.
2ndSomerset 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).
3rdForeman FOXDOWN ALFINA

Open Bitch (4 entries)

1stForeman 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.
2ndPage 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.
3rdSeddon FOXDOWN BONNIE