National Gundog Association

Sunday 7th August 2016

Judge: Mrs Carol Coode (Warringah)


Best Of BreedCamusmor Stargazer JWMacleod & Hussey

Dog CCCamusmor Stargazer JWMacleod & Hussey
Reserve Dog CCSh Ch Trevargh The Entertainer At BrizewoodHarding & Whitehill
Bitch CCRiverwatcher Pikpaktuk JWAnstead
Reserve Bitch CCDanehaven Pelly On KyminParr
Best PuppyTivalake TemptationMcAuliffe
Best VeteranSh Ch Trevargh The Entertainer At BrizewoodHarding & Whitehill

My thanks for the very good entry, & the help of my two stewards who made my day go very smoothly, we had a very good sized ring & enough shade & to complete the picture the weather was with us.

I have followed the breed from the time it arrived in this country, this today was my first time awarding CCs in the breed in the UK but I have over the past 18 years given CACIBs under FCI rules in five countries, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Australia, France & Norway, so have seen a good many Tollers over the years & covering a good area.

I have given a lot of thought as to my comments here. Perhaps you know my thought on gundogs, they should all be able to do the job that they were originally bred for. To that end all the dogs we have owned have been trained to the gun & worked in the field. We are lucky to be able to do it not all can but you must always bear in mind when breeding, what job the breed is designed to do, i.e. "fit for function". I found my middle classes in bitches did not have the strength of bone or the size I was looking for. It is all in the name "Duck Toller" I was trying to imagine them bringing me back a duck, but in my mind's eye this was just not happening.

I won't mention size & strength again in the critiques, but it is something that needs to be worked at.

My DCC & BOB, Macleod & Hussey's Camusmor Stargazer, is a dog that I have watched from a puppy & done well for at shows over the years he was looking the best I have ever seen him & for me had to take the top spot today. My RDCC & BV, Harding & Whitehill's Sh Ch Trevargh The Entertainer at Brizewood, at 9 years is a superb animal in great condition & conforming to the Standard. My BCC & RBOB was Anstead's Riverwatcher Pikpaktuk, a super bitch with the strength & size that I was looking for. My RBCC was Parr's Danehaven Pelly On Kymin, again the size & strength that I was looking for. BP was Mcauliffe's Tivalake Temptation, 7 months, soundly made with correct movement.


Veteran Dog (3 entries)

1stHarding & Whitehill SH CH TREVARGH THE ENTERTAINER AT BRIZEWOOD
9 years & a super example of the breed, good masculine head, well angulated to the front & rearquarters, sound through the body with good ribs, topline, loin & tail carriage, well turned stifle, moving very soundly on well boned legs & good feet. In the best of coats. Happy to award him the RCC, very well deserved.
2ndBurt & Ashton DANEHAVEN KIPAWA
10 years, a very sound mover, not so flashy as 1, very soundly made with good angles to the front & rear, correct through the ribs, topline & tailset, in excellent coat.
3rdRogers EUSANIT TAKE IT EASY

Puppy Dog (1 entry)

1stBurchell TIVALAKE MAKE 'EM LAUGH
Just 7 months, gives a good balanced picture, head correct for age, very good outline with nice balance of height to length, nicely angulated to front & rearquarters, good through the ribs, loin, topline & with well turned stifle, sound little mover on good legs & feet in pleasing coat. BPD.

Junior Dog (3 entries)

1stBurchell TIVALAKE MAKE 'EM LAUGH
2ndWestwood EUSANIT CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
13 months, good balanced outline, I would have liked a little better front angulation, well made through the ribs, strong loin & topline, moved out well. In pleasing coat.
3rdDee MELANITTA CARELINUS

Graduate Dog (11 entries, 2 absent)

1stWakely RIVERWATCHER KAVIKSUK
Very balanced dog of nearly 2 years, beautiful masculine head, very pleasing construction to front & rearquarters, excellent ribs with good spring depth & length, strong loin & topline, well set tail, good turn of stifle, a sound mover on good legs & feet, in super coat.
2ndMorgan ERIKACHEN O'RUADH FOR DELTANDAMBA JW
21 months, good rich red, neat package, well made front & rear, balanced for body height to length, most pleasing in head, well made through the ribs, loin, topline, tailset & carriage, a sound mover from good low hocks, in excellent coat.
3rdWoollerton CAMUSMOR CHILI PEPPER AT CULMGILLIE
ResRice TOLLERICE CARCILLO
VHCBurchell TIVALAKE MAKE 'EM LAUGH

Post Graduate Dog (4 entries, 1 absent)

1stStrevens ERIKACHEN CONAIRE AT TOLLISTY JW
21 months, loved his balance outline, most pleasing masculine head, excellent angles to fore & rearquarters, well made through the ribs, strong loin & topline, good tailset. Well turned stifle, with good low hocks, a really sound mover, made good use of his tail, 1 just had the edge on rear movement over 2.
2ndWakely RIVERWATCHER KAVIKSUK
3rdCrosby BORN TO RUN FOR VALSANNRA

Limit Dog (7 entries)

1stWright ERIKACHEN DAITHI OF WRIGHTPAW JW
21 months dark red, neat size made good use of his tail, pleasing masculine head, well made fore & rearquarters, well turned stifle & good low hocks, soundly made through the ribs, loin, topline & tailset. Moved out very soundly, in excellent coat.
2ndFielder & Ashton PLAYING THE FIELDER AT CRETSHENGAN
Neat smaller size, very well proportioned, most pleasing head, soundly made through the body with well angulated fore & rearquarters, ribs had good spring, topline & loin strong, made good use of his tail on the move, moved out very well.
3rdPalfrey FOXDOWN BERTIE ALLSORTS
ResWakely RIVERWATCHER NUKILIK
VHCMoult & Savory ACANUCK SOUL REBEL OF CROFTWELL

Open Dog (12 entries)

A big class with some very good dogs.

1stMacleod & Hussey CAMUSMOR STARGAZER JW
4 years, he filled my eye for the Standard. Most pleasing masculine head, really good angles to front & rearquarters, good balance height to length, ribs had spring depth & length, loin short & strong, well held topline, good tailset & carriage, a very well turned stifle, with good second thigh & good low hocks, which he used well. Very sound coming & going & good extension in side movement, on good legs & feet. In the best of coats. It was his day & I was very happy to award him CC & BOB.
2ndAnstead SH CH/LUX/BEL/INT SH CH RIVERWATCHER ATKA
Nearly 4 years, another correct size, most pleasing in head, good angles to front, 1's slightly better, excellent through the ribs, loin, topline, tailset & carriage. I would have liked more turn of stifle, he had good second thigh, & low hocks, well boned legs & good feet. In excellent coat.
3rdBurchell TIVALAKE JINGLE BELL ROCK SHCM RL2
ResPalfrey FOXDOWN BERTIE ALLSORTS
VHCCox DECOYMANS PIPER DREAMTIME IN ICESTORM RL2

Good Citizen Dog Scheme Dog (3 entries)

1stStrevens ERIKACHEN CONAIRE AT TOLLISTY JW
2ndCrosby BORN TO RUN FOR VALSANNRA
2 years, liked his balanced outline, pleasing masculine head, well made fore & rearquarters, good through the body, ribs, loin topline, well turned stifle, moved out well. I was a little concerned about the amount of white up the front legs. But a well put together dog.
3rdRogers EUSANIT TAKE IT EASY

Veteran Bitch (3 entries)

1stMoult & Savory CORLITGOLD MALILA OF CROFTWELL RL1
10 years, moved like a bomb, thinks she is 2 years still! Nice overall balance, good feminine head, well made angles to the front & rearquarters, correct ribs with good spring, depth & length, strong topline, well angulated rear, with good low hocks, in superb coat, & a good mover. Liked her lots.
2ndParr AM GCH KYMIN IPSO FACTO (RE-IMP)
7 years, a neat package, feminine head, well made angles to front & rear, well made through the ribs, good bone & neat feet. Moved very soundly.
3rdWard FOXDOWN CECILIA OF MELANITTA

Puppy Bitch (6 entries, 1 absent)

1stMcAuliffe TIVALAKE TEMPTATION
7 months, very balanced baby, pretty feminine head just right for age, good proportions height to length, very well made front & rearquarters, ribs had spring depth & length, strong loin, topline & well set tail & carriage. Moving truly on good legs & feet, in good coat. BPB & BP.
2ndHunt WAKADUZE SKOO
11 months, again good proportions height to length, pleasing angles to front & rearquarters, correct through the ribs, strong loin & topline, good tailset & carriage. In enough coat.
3rdWest WAKADUZE WI MIMBE
ResThompson AMBERTOLLERS FANTASY
VHCGreenwood FALLOWFEN'S BOUNCING GIRL

Junior Bitch (7 entries, 1 absent)

1stMcAuliffe TIVALAKE TEMPTATION
2ndMoult & Savory EUSANIT NAUGHTY BUT NICE FOR CROFTWELL
13 months, balanced, sweet feminine head, good angles to front & rear, correct through the ribs, loin & topline & tailset, a sound mover in good coat.
3rdWestwood EUSANIT BEST OF THE BUNCH
ResHunt WAKADUZE SKOO
VHCWest WAKADUZE WI MIMBE

Graduate Bitch (7 entries, 1 absent)

No one got their tails up.

1stCox ALLIANCE DE LA VIE RED THISTLE IN ICESTORM (IMP NLD)
Good overall balance, length to height, pretty feminine head, well made through the body, with well rounded ribs, strong loin & topline, well turned stifle, good low hocks, in the best of coats. First time of moving her I was unsure about one rear leg, but on second moving she was sound.
2ndNewson TIVALAKE MORE THAN WISHES
Neat bitch not so much coat as 1, sweet feminine head, very well angulated front & rearquarters, well turned stifle, good low hocks, strong topline & loin, well set tail, moving soundly on good legs & tight feet, using her good low hocks.
3rdCarnovale KYMIN ORANGE BLOSSOM OF RHEE
ResMcAuliffe TIVALAKE TEMPTATION
VHCMoult & Savory EUSANIT NAUGHTY BUT NICE FOR CROFTWELL

Post Graduate Bitch (7 entries)

1stLittlehales MELANITTA AMBROSE RL4
3 years bitch, she had spot on movement, good feminine head, well constructed though the body, sound ribs, loin, topline, tailset & carriage. I would have like her to carry just a fraction more weight a very sound mover.
2ndGreen SEAHAVEN RED ANDROMEDA
Nearly 5 years, pleasing feminine head, with good angles fore & aft, correct through the body, moving well on good legs & tight feet.
3rdClaxton TOLLERICE BERTUZZI BEG EX
ResNewson TIVALAKE MORE THAN WISHES
VHCAdshead DANEHAVEN VERMILION FOR AFONBACH

Limit Bitch (11 entries)

1stAnstead RIVERWATCHER IKKUMA
7 years, super rich red, sweet head & expression, good size, correct balance of height to length, super through the ribs, loin, topline & tailset, made good use of tail on the move, a sound mover, on good legs, feet could have been tighter, in superb coat.
2ndRogers TOLLYHIMMEL DRUNKUN DUCK
2 years in superb coat, sweet feminine head, good body proportions, with well angulated front & rearquarters, well sprung rib, strong loin, good topline, super stifle, a sound mover on good legs & feet.
3rdMacleod & Hussey LIKA ANGELS OF BARANYA AT CAMUSMOR (IMP HRV)
ResRice TOLLERICE AIVAZOFF NOV EX RL2-EX
VHCWard FLUSHPOINT WHATA ACCIDENT FOR MELANITTA (IMP SWE)

Open Bitch (7 entries)

Superb class.

1stAnstead RIVERWATCHER PIKPAKTUK JW
Nearly 2 years, beautiful outline, correct height to length ratio, sweet feminine head, excellent angles front & rear, great through the ribs with spring depth & length, strong short loin, good topline, very well turned stifle & low hocks. Sound movement, coming & going had the edge over 2 here, on well boned legs & tight feet very well deserved. CC & RBOB.
2ndParr DANEHAVEN PELLY ON KYMIN
5 years, beautiful outline & balance, good height to length ratio, pleasing feminine head, very good angles to front & rearquarters, well made through the body, enough good bone, feet could be a little tighter, a very sound mover a very nice bitch. RCC.
3rdMacleod CAMUSMOR LIKA STAR
ResWestwood SH CH/IR SH CH EUSANIT APPLE OF ONE'S EYE JW
VHCWard FLUSHPOINT WHATA ACCIDENT FOR MELANITTA (IMP SWE)

Good Citizen Dog Scheme Bitch (3 entries)

1stLittlehales MELANITTA AMBROSE RL4
2ndCarnovale KYMIN ORANGE BLOSSOM OF RHEE
Well put together bitch of 2 years, would have liked a little more leg length for perfect balance, well made angles to front & rearquarters, good through the ribs, loin, topline & tailset, good bone, feet could be tighter, in very nice coat.
3rdRogers EUSANIT CHASE THE DREAM