Gundog Breeds of Scotland

Saturday 10th November 2018

Judge: Mr Patrick Fielder (Cretshengan)


Best Of BreedMulti Ch Riverwatcher AtkaAnstead

Best DogMulti Ch Riverwatcher AtkaAnstead
Reserve Best DogLornford Pintail'n TuxThain
Best BitchSh Ch/Int Sh Ch Riverwatcher Pikpaktuk JWAnstead
Reserve Best BitchRiverwatcher IkkumaAnstead
Best PuppyRiverwatcher KilaAnstead
Best VeteranRiverwatcher IkkumaAnstead

I was very pleased to be invited by the Association to judge, as a Breed Specialist, giving me my first opportunity at Championship level. A huge thank you to all the sporting exhibitors for their entries, many travelling long distances to show.


Veteran Dog or Bitch (1 entry)

1stAnstead RIVERWATCHER IKKUMA
9 years old and still in good shape with super head and expression. Well balanced overall with good angulation. Very sound on the move from all view-points. Carrying a little bit of extra weight, which didn't detract from her performance today. (RBB) (BV)

Puppy Dog or Bitch (3 entries)

1stAnstead RIVERWATCHER KILA
Just 6 months and one day, classy looking puppy with profuse coat for his age. Well balanced at this stage with time for maturity to fill him out. Moved well. (BP)
2ndSneddon EDINBARNET GRAMPIAN BLAZE
Not quite as substantial and mature looking as 1, despite being one month older. Nicely put together youngster with a good head. Good angulation and moved OK.
3rdStevenson EDINBARNET GLEN ROSA ROSE

Junior Dog or Bitch (1 entry)

1stAdshead AFONBACH DANCE WITH DRAGONS
Up to size youngster of 14 months with super balanced proportions. Lovely look of intelligence from correct almond-shaped eyes set off by good flat cheeks. Nicely angled and put together. She was slightly skittish on the move but well handled to show her to best effect.

Post Graduate Dog or Bitch (4 entries, 1 absent)

1stThain LORNFORD PINTAIL'N TUX
2 year old quality dog presented in very lean condition, who pushed the BOB close for top honours today. Good bone and substance, well angled, super profile view and moved well with strong drive. (RBD)
2ndPringle HWYADEN CALYPSO
Another two and a half year old carrying a bit of extra weight today. Super medium girl in all respects with nice bone and a level topline, but tendency to stand a bit flat on her feet. Really liked her happy jaunty movement.
3rdAdshead AFONBACH DANCE WITH DRAGONS

Open Dog (5 entries, 3 absent)

1stAnstead MULTI CH RIVERWATCHER ATKA
Top quality six year old dog presented in beautiful coat. Excellent head, correct eye and friendly expression. Well boned and muscled to present a typical outline, although slightly heavy today. Moved with purpose and drive and positively owned the ring. (BD) (BOB)
2ndAdshead AFONBACH WINTER IS COMING JW
Tall youngster, very correct for type, balance and structure. Lovely head and strong neck leading into super level topline. Superb feet, moved well.

Open Bitch (2 entries)

1stAnstead SH CH/INT SH CH RIVERWATCHER PIKPAKTUK JW
Four years old with a super typical wedge shaped head as you approach her. Ample bone. Has a lovely balance to her overall structure which translates to quality flowing movement. Well handled today. (BB)
2ndAdshead DANEHAVEN VERMILION FOR AFONBACH
Smaller all round than 1 but still correct, really well presented for this show. Really liked her head and ear carriage topping off a nicely balanced outline. Moved happily and well, at one with her handler.