Crufts

Sunday 14th March 2010

Judge: Dr Ruth Barbour (Dunlan)


Best Of BreedDanehaven DetroitPowley

Best DogDanehaven DetroitPowley
Reserve Best DogAm/Can Ch Tollchester's Top Secret Redmond & Sortwell
Best BitchCamusmor Any Dream Uldo For ErikachenGibson
Reserve Best BitchCorlitgold Malila Of CroftwellMoult
Best PuppyErikachen ArdenMoossun

I greatly enjoyed judging this entry which was strong in both numbers and quality. The breed seems to have improved greatly in quality over the last couple of years and there were a number of very promising youngsters. It was also super to see continental and trans-Atlantic dogs. Temperament was generally good. Only a very few dogs (all older) were not happy to be handled. There were only a very few folded ears. Points of concern included a few undershot mouths in some younger bitches and some rather larger feet. I felt that one or two otherwise dogs had rather too prominent cheeks associated with overlarge, bulging eyes and somewhat thick skulls which together gave an untypical expression.


Veteran Dog (6 entries, 1 absent)

1stHarding & Whitehill NAROD THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM
Still at 11 years of age an outstanding example of the breed. Good proportions and in no way exaggerated. Attractive head and expression. Good ears. Powerful hindquarters. Lively sound mover.
2ndSimonson CH/OTCH WESTERLEA'S SIR EDMUND
Lively dog in excellent condition. Less substance than winner but typical profile, well balanced. Good topline. Sound mover.
3rdMortimore LYONHOUSE BASIL
12 year old. Still lively and alert.
ResBurchell PALUDIC PLEASURE TRIP
VHCStacey & Copeland NEWFANOVA NORDIC XANADU OF AVONWHARFE SHCM

Special Puppy Dog (3 entries)

This was a lovely class to judge. Three brothers all of a similar type. All outgoing in temperament and typical in profile. Very difficult to separate. Preferred the winner's expression, strong hindquarters and very jaunty ground covering movement. These three show great promise for the future. The winner was best special puppy beating his sister.

1stMoossun ERIKACHEN ARDEN
2ndBaker ERIKACHEN AONGHUS
3rdAndrews ERIKACHEN RUARI

Special Junior Dog (5 entries, 1 absent)

1stBaker ERIKACHEN AONGHUS
2ndMorse EUSANIT RED DEVIL ROCKET
Good proportions. Would prefer him to carry less weight.
3rdCollier EUSANIT THUNDER FLASH
At the moment a little up on leg and could have larger ears.
ResDyson EUSANIT GUY FAWKES

Yearling Dog (5 entries)

1stClark FLANOVA GLENDRONACH
Stood out in this class. Typical in head and expression. Good tail carriage when moving. Sound mover.
2ndWaugh DINASKARREK'S RED PRANCER
Finer type. Better lay of shoulder than most. Eye could perhaps be a little smaller and darker. Needs more coat and body to complete the picture.
3rdSmith DINASKARREK'S RED DASHER
Solid dog. Good ears. At the moment running up a little behind.
ResMorse EUSANIT RED DEVIL ROCKET
VHCCollier EUSANIT THUNDER FLASH

Post Graduate Dog (25 entries, 3 absent)

1stPowley DANEHAVEN DETROIT
Striking dog. Up to size but typical in outline. Alert expression. Balanced angulation. Particularly good on the move with good tail carriage, covering ground well with good drive and absolutely true movement front and rear. To complete the picture I would just prefer a little flatter coat. However his overall appearance and soundness won him best dog and BOB.
2ndAnghileri KITIMAT TASTE OF RUSSET JW
Another nice dog. Not quite the sparkle or the eye and expression of the winner. Moved well.
3rdStacey & Copeland AVONWHARFE HALLELUJAH
Lively dog. Lighter in build than those above. Needs more coat and feathering but sound type.
ResSymons DANEHAVEN MUSHAMUSH
VHCHenriksen SHAGGY TOLLER'S LONELY BELLUCAS

Open Dog (18 entries, 1 absent)

1stRedmond & Sortwell AM/CAN CH TOLLCHESTER'S TOP SECRET
A lovely class to judge. The winner has a lovely balanced profile and particularly pleasing head and expression. Good angulation front and back. Presented in lovely condition and in no way exaggerated. Nice flat coat. Moved soundly but without the verve of the BOB winner and tended to carry his tail rather level. Reserve Best Dog.
2ndHarding & Whitehill TREVARGH THE ENTERTAINER AT BRIZEWOOD
Another good dog. Powerful with plenty of bone. Good movement with plenty of reach and drive. I preferred the winner's head and eye.
3rdStobbart CAMUSMOR WHATADREAM
A sound typical dog with pleasing expression and good front. Carrying tail well when moving. Just not the same presence as the two above him.
ResEdridge CAMUSMOR BRUICHLADDICH AT TILITA SHCM
VHCAnghileri IT CH KITIMAT ROYAL GALA

Special Working Gundog Dog (2 entries)

1stSimonson CH/OTCH WESTERLEA'S SIR EDMUND
2ndBurchell PALUDIC PLEASURE TRIP
In excellent condition. Preferred winner's length of leg.

Good Citizen Dog Scheme Dog (9 entries, 2 absent)

1stRogers EUSANIT TAKE IT EASY
A soundly made dog overall better proportioned than some in this class with a more typical head.
2ndMoossun TASARLA SNOW BLIZZARD
Good proportions. Perhaps a little strong in head and could carry less weight to advantage.
3rdMorgan-Lloyd & Parr KYMIN GLYNDWR
Proportionately shorter in leg than those above and could have a slightly less prominent eye.
ResLovett NEILSHARBOUR GILLS LAP
VHCHanvey & McAlister IR SH CH TASARLA SNOW SHOWER

Veteran Bitch (4 entries)

1stMortimore FOXDOWN AMBILA
This was the most disappointing class of the day and perhaps the fact that this was the only class in which I withheld awards indicates just how much the quality of the breed has improved over the years not just in looks but also in temperament. The winner had the best ears in the class and was the best mover.
2ndWithey DECOYMANS MORNING FIRE
Moved reasonably well. Would prefer less prominent cheeks and more length of muzzle.
3rd WITHHELD
Res WITHHELD

Special Puppy Bitch (5 entries)

1stGibson ERIKACHEN AOIFE DEARG
Sister to the 3 puppy dogs and very similar in type to them. Stood out in this class. Lovely outline and enjoyed showing off her virtues. Alert. Keen expression. Carried her tail when moving. Agile sound mover.
2ndParr DANEHAVEN EFFINGHAM OFF KYMIN
Soundly made bitch but not quite as good in head, expression or topline as first.
3rdClark DECOYMANS PIPER TANSY AT FLANOVA
Very much still a baby but full of character.
ResWaugh DINASKARREK TEPHRA
VHCMortimore THREEGRACES DRIFTWIND

Special Junior Bitch (7 entries)

1stParr DANEHAVEN EFFINGHAM OFF KYMIN
2ndMoult DECOYMANS PIPER MAPLE OF CROFTWELL
Alert bitch with lively expression and good proportions.
3rdRoffey ALLIANCE DE LA VIE DREAMLAND EXPRES WITH ACANUCK (IMP NLD)
Pleasing type. Lively mover. Still needs to mature and have more coat and body.
ResWithey DECOYMANS PIPER SAMBACUS
VHCCollins DECOYMANS PIPER SILVERBELL AT GABERLUNZIE

Yearling Bitch (12 entries)

1stDaglish DECOYMANS PIPER NOSTA
Well-balanced bitch with 'attitude'. Nice topline. Lively mover.
2ndWithey FLANOVA DIMPLE OF DECOYMANS
Another alert bitch with good bone and feet.
3rdWiddowson CORLITGOLD TOKALA
A nice bitch but not quite the overall picture of those above. Moved well.
ResEde REDAURORA GOLDEN FOX FIRES
VHCClark FLANOVA TULLIBARDINE

Post Graduate Bitch (29 entries, 6 absent)

1stHubbard CORLITGOLD MIAKODA
Balanced lithe mover. Pleasing expression and good ears. Won on head proportions and on front.
2ndThompson DANEHAVEN PIPESTONE OF AMBERTOLLERS
An extremely alert bitch with pleasing expression. Strong hindquarters and good hind movement. Quite a handful to show.
3rdSayer DANEHAVEN ROUGE WITH HOLLYMIST
Typical in profile. Good body and sound mover. Would have preferred perhaps a little more length of muzzle.
ResWithey DECOYMANS PIPER EIDER
VHCAnstead SHOREDANCER SEA PINK VIA RIVERWATCHER

Open Bitch (25 entries, 5 absent)

1stGibson CAMUSMOR ANY DREAM ULDO FOR ERIKACHEN
Immediately caught my eye when she moved in profile at the beginning of the class. Lovely head and expression, balanced angulation and excellent tail carriage when moving. Very light, lithe mover and in no way exaggerated. When I last judged the breed and gave her best bitch I said then she was the best bitch I had seen of the breed in this country. I have no reason to change my mind on that! Since then she has proved herself an excellent brood bitch by producing four lovely puppies that graced the special puppy classes. Best bitch. The challenge for BOB was very closely run I just preferred the dog's absolutely true movement.
2ndMoult CORLITGOLD MALILA OF CROFTWELL
Another lovely lively bitch with a pleasing expression. Sound mover. Just not quite as 'special' as winner.
3rdWibaux CS/FR/LUX/SK CH CASSIOPEE DU VAL DES GRANGES
Completed a trio of nice bitch bitches. Soundly constructed. Good flat coat. Sound level mover in profile. Perhaps a little longer in proportion than those above.
ResMortimore FOXDOWN MY FAIR LADY
VHCElliott RUBYRON MEKWE'K E'PIT AT DINASKARREK

Special Working Gundog Bitch (1 entry)

1stWibaux CS/FR/LUX/SK CH CASSIOPEE DU VAL DES GRANGES

Good Citizen Dog Scheme Bitch (14 entries, 1 absent)

1stDaglish DECOYMANS PIPER NOSTA
2ndParker CAMUSMOR GLENMORANGIE AT LADAKHNOVA
Active bitch with pleasing profile.
3rdRobinson FOXDOWN PUZZLE WITH WEYFROME
Good forequarter but could do with more turn of stifle.
ResBlack DINASKARREK'S RED VIXEN AT SEAHAVEN
VHCMorgan-Lloyd KYMIN PLEASURE ZONE