Sunday 10th March 2002
Judge: Mrs Meriel Hathaway (Melfricka)
|Best Of Breed||Narod The Impossible Dream||Harding & Whitehill|
|Best Dog||Narod The Impossible Dream||Harding & Whitehill|
|Reserve Best Dog||Lyonhouse Colin||Rees|
|Best Bitch||Foxdown Periwinkle Of Rubyron||Somerset|
|Reserve Best Bitch||Decoymans Piper Flisa||Page|
A great privilege to judge the breed with classes for the first time at Crufts. Some would have been more interested if they had been judged outside by the lake, with ducks and geese flying off, which was where I judged them on a previous occasion, and where they showed their typical attitude!
Special Junior Dog (3 entries)
|1st||Russell NEWFANOVA PUDSEY BEAR|
Liked his earset and carriage, skull shape and good muzzle. Nice eye shape and set, good depth of rib. Double coat of correct texture. Correct dentition. Needing to tighten in front, but scored here for his very alert and friendly attitude.
|2nd||Holt NEWFANOVA CHANCIE BEAR|
Made in a smaller mould, liked his overall balance and construction. Smaller head and body properties, correct dentition. On the day obviously would have preferred to be outside, using his working abilities.
|3rd||Dearbergh MELANITTA MOONSHINE|
Lovely overall outline and attitude, lovely coat. Presented a most attractive picture.
Post Graduate Dog (6 entries)
|1st||Winwood & Ward MELANITTA FAZZINATION|
Really bright alert attitude. Good earset and carriage. Well constructed body, compact, well muscled, good bone and feet. Excellent double coat of the correct texture. Good tail, well set and good carriage on the move.
|2nd||Crisp ST DAY JUSTABOYO|
Lovely body balance and construction. Liked his head, ear carriage and set, good eye shape, grand bright expression. Good coat, not quite the feet of the winner.
|3rd||Page & Robbins NEWFANOVA THE NORSEMAN|
Really good in body and attitude. Completed a most attractive trio of grand dogs.
|Res||Mortimore FOXDOWN LAID BACK SAM|
Open Dog (11 entries)
|1st||Harding & Whitehill NAROD THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM|
Headed a cracking class. Just fitted my interpretation of the breed standard. Medium compact size, wonderful attitude and temperament. Liked the breadth and shape of skull, lovely almond eyes, well set with a bright friendly expression. Good earset, shape and carriage. Strong neck into good length and angulation of blade and upperarm, well ribbed, strong muscular quarters. Good tail carriage, sound movement. Gorgeous gleaming coat. Best Dog and Best of Breed.
|2nd||Rees LYONHOUSE COLIN|
Really alert, friendly temperament. Liked his earset and carriage, good bone, well ribbed, strong loin and quarters. Good feet, thick pads, in excellent muscular condition. Sound on the move with a good tail carriage. Res Best Dog
|3rd||Amos DECOYMANS PIPER OF GUNTON CDEX UDEX WDEX TD|
Grand dog, wonderful temperament, compact muscular body and a really bright, intelligent expression.
|Res||Russell INT/IR SH CH WINFREN VULPAQULA CADIAN|
Special Junior Bitch (1 entry)
|1st||Rogers QUOYGARD SKY|
Very sweet and feminine. Bright expression, good front, nails could have been a little shorter to improve feet. Strong quarters , at this age, just the right body development. With maturity should be very impressive with her well constructed body. Really excellent double coat in gleaming condition.
Post Graduate Bitch (8 entries)
|1st||Somerset FOXDOWN PERIWINKLE OF RUBYRON|
Carrying a little extra weight on the day, but scored on her really alert, bright attitude. Compact body, good bone and feet. Attractive, sound movement. In excellent double coat, gleaming condition. Good tailset, set and carriage. Good feet, thick pads. Best Bitch.
|2nd||Page DECOYMANS PIPER FANTASY IN SEASMOKE|
Very feminine. Not quite as compact as winner. Well ribbed, in excellent coat. In hard, muscular condition. On the day a little bored with the proceedings, would probably have been more alert if we had had a few ducks - or even pigeons - present!
|3rd||Powley JABY LAVENDER AT DANEHAVEN|
Very sweet, feminine. Balanced body, could be better in feet.
|Res||Doran NAROD DREAM CATCHER|
Open Bitch (10 entries)
|1st||Page DECOYMANS PIPER FLISA|
Very aware, alert attitude. Liked her shoulder construction, good length of rib, muscled quarters. True and happy on the move. Res Best Bitch.
|2nd||Parr ACADIAN APACHE TEARS FOR KYMIN|
Really bright and aware. Good earset and carriage, strong neck, compact body. Just preferred upperarm of the winner. Well muscled quarters.
|3rd||Palmer LYONHOUSE BRACON STUART|
Lovely biddable expression. Compact body, good bone.
|Res||Page LYONHOUSE ILA STUART IN SEASMOKE|