Sunday 14th March 2010
Judge: Dr Ruth Barbour (Dunlan)
|Best Of Breed||Danehaven Detroit||Powley|
|Best Dog||Danehaven Detroit||Powley|
|Reserve Best Dog||Am/Can Ch Tollchester's Top Secret||Redmond & Sortwell|
|Best Bitch||Camusmor Any Dream Uldo For Erikachen||Gibson|
|Reserve Best Bitch||Corlitgold Malila Of Croftwell||Moult|
|Best Puppy||Erikachen Arden||Moossun|
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)
|1st||Harding & 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.
|2nd||Simonson CH/OTCH WESTERLEA'S SIR EDMUND|
Lively dog in excellent condition. Less substance than winner but typical profile, well balanced. Good topline. Sound mover.
|3rd||Mortimore LYONHOUSE BASIL|
12 year old. Still lively and alert.
|Res||Burchell PALUDIC PLEASURE TRIP|
|VHC||Stacey & 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.
|1st||Moossun ERIKACHEN ARDEN|
|2nd||Baker ERIKACHEN AONGHUS|
|3rd||Andrews ERIKACHEN RUARI|
Special Junior Dog (5 entries, 1 absent)
|1st||Baker ERIKACHEN AONGHUS|
|2nd||Morse EUSANIT RED DEVIL ROCKET|
Good proportions. Would prefer him to carry less weight.
|3rd||Collier EUSANIT THUNDER FLASH|
At the moment a little up on leg and could have larger ears.
|Res||Dyson EUSANIT GUY FAWKES|
Yearling Dog (5 entries)
|1st||Clark FLANOVA GLENDRONACH|
Stood out in this class. Typical in head and expression. Good tail carriage when moving. Sound mover.
|2nd||Waugh 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.
|3rd||Smith DINASKARREK'S RED DASHER|
Solid dog. Good ears. At the moment running up a little behind.
|Res||Morse EUSANIT RED DEVIL ROCKET|
|VHC||Collier EUSANIT THUNDER FLASH|
Post Graduate Dog (25 entries, 3 absent)
|1st||Powley 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.
|2nd||Anghileri KITIMAT TASTE OF RUSSET JW|
Another nice dog. Not quite the sparkle or the eye and expression of the winner. Moved well.
|3rd||Stacey & Copeland AVONWHARFE HALLELUJAH|
Lively dog. Lighter in build than those above. Needs more coat and feathering but sound type.
|Res||Symons DANEHAVEN MUSHAMUSH|
|VHC||Henriksen SHAGGY TOLLER'S LONELY BELLUCAS|
Open Dog (18 entries, 1 absent)
|1st||Redmond & 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.
|2nd||Harding & 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.
|3rd||Stobbart 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.
|Res||Edridge CAMUSMOR BRUICHLADDICH AT TILITA SHCM|
|VHC||Anghileri IT CH KITIMAT ROYAL GALA|
Special Working Gundog Dog (2 entries)
|1st||Simonson CH/OTCH WESTERLEA'S SIR EDMUND|
|2nd||Burchell PALUDIC PLEASURE TRIP|
In excellent condition. Preferred winner's length of leg.
Good Citizen Dog Scheme Dog (9 entries, 2 absent)
|1st||Rogers EUSANIT TAKE IT EASY|
A soundly made dog overall better proportioned than some in this class with a more typical head.
|2nd||Moossun TASARLA SNOW BLIZZARD|
Good proportions. Perhaps a little strong in head and could carry less weight to advantage.
|3rd||Morgan-Lloyd & Parr KYMIN GLYNDWR|
Proportionately shorter in leg than those above and could have a slightly less prominent eye.
|Res||Lovett NEILSHARBOUR GILLS LAP|
|VHC||Hanvey & McAlister IR SH CH TASARLA SNOW SHOWER|
Veteran Bitch (4 entries)
|1st||Mortimore 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.
|2nd||Withey DECOYMANS MORNING FIRE|
Moved reasonably well. Would prefer less prominent cheeks and more length of muzzle.
Special Puppy Bitch (5 entries)
|1st||Gibson 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.
|2nd||Parr DANEHAVEN EFFINGHAM OFF KYMIN|
Soundly made bitch but not quite as good in head, expression or topline as first.
|3rd||Clark DECOYMANS PIPER TANSY AT FLANOVA|
Very much still a baby but full of character.
|Res||Waugh DINASKARREK TEPHRA|
|VHC||Mortimore THREEGRACES DRIFTWIND|
Special Junior Bitch (7 entries)
|1st||Parr DANEHAVEN EFFINGHAM OFF KYMIN|
|2nd||Moult DECOYMANS PIPER MAPLE OF CROFTWELL|
Alert bitch with lively expression and good proportions.
|3rd||Roffey ALLIANCE DE LA VIE DREAMLAND EXPRES WITH ACANUCK (IMP NLD)|
Pleasing type. Lively mover. Still needs to mature and have more coat and body.
|Res||Withey DECOYMANS PIPER SAMBACUS|
|VHC||Collins DECOYMANS PIPER SILVERBELL AT GABERLUNZIE|
Yearling Bitch (12 entries)
|1st||Daglish DECOYMANS PIPER NOSTA|
Well-balanced bitch with 'attitude'. Nice topline. Lively mover.
|2nd||Withey FLANOVA DIMPLE OF DECOYMANS|
Another alert bitch with good bone and feet.
|3rd||Widdowson CORLITGOLD TOKALA|
A nice bitch but not quite the overall picture of those above. Moved well.
|Res||Ede REDAURORA GOLDEN FOX FIRES|
|VHC||Clark FLANOVA TULLIBARDINE|
Post Graduate Bitch (29 entries, 6 absent)
|1st||Hubbard CORLITGOLD MIAKODA|
Balanced lithe mover. Pleasing expression and good ears. Won on head proportions and on front.
|2nd||Thompson DANEHAVEN PIPESTONE OF AMBERTOLLERS|
An extremely alert bitch with pleasing expression. Strong hindquarters and good hind movement. Quite a handful to show.
|3rd||Sayer DANEHAVEN ROUGE WITH HOLLYMIST|
Typical in profile. Good body and sound mover. Would have preferred perhaps a little more length of muzzle.
|Res||Withey DECOYMANS PIPER EIDER|
|VHC||Anstead SHOREDANCER SEA PINK VIA RIVERWATCHER|
Open Bitch (25 entries, 5 absent)
|1st||Gibson 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.
|2nd||Moult CORLITGOLD MALILA OF CROFTWELL|
Another lovely lively bitch with a pleasing expression. Sound mover. Just not quite as 'special' as winner.
|3rd||Wibaux 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.
|Res||Mortimore FOXDOWN MY FAIR LADY|
|VHC||Elliott RUBYRON MEKWE'K E'PIT AT DINASKARREK|
Special Working Gundog Bitch (1 entry)
|1st||Wibaux CS/FR/LUX/SK CH CASSIOPEE DU VAL DES GRANGES|
Good Citizen Dog Scheme Bitch (14 entries, 1 absent)
|1st||Daglish DECOYMANS PIPER NOSTA|
|2nd||Parker CAMUSMOR GLENMORANGIE AT LADAKHNOVA|
Active bitch with pleasing profile.
|3rd||Robinson FOXDOWN PUZZLE WITH WEYFROME|
Good forequarter but could do with more turn of stifle.
|Res||Black DINASKARREK'S RED VIXEN AT SEAHAVEN|
|VHC||Morgan-Lloyd KYMIN PLEASURE ZONE|