Friday 7th March 2008
Judge: Mrs Pam Blay (Stablaheim)
|Best Of Breed||Camusmor Glen Scotia At Dallyvista||Smith|
|Best Dog||Camusmor Glen Scotia At Dallyvista||Smith|
|Reserve Best Dog||Camusmor Bruichladdich At Tilita ShCM||Edridge|
|Best Bitch||Decoymans Ontario||Withey|
|Reserve Best Bitch||It Ch Foxdown Von Astico||Anghileri|
|Best Puppy||Tasala Snow Shower||Hanvey & McAlister|
What a wonderful entry to judge, it was an exciting prospect to know that the entry was 99 dogs & an appointment I was eagerly awaiting! To see 20 in open bitch was a joy and 19 in post grad bitch was the most challenging of all the classes as there was so many from the top drawer to try to separate. I have firm views of the breed & was pleased to be able to find all the points I was looking for. I knew that there was great deviation in size & shape but was amazed by how much difference there was. I was trying to find dogs & bitches that fitted my interpretation of the Standard but was dismayed by the difference in leg length. Some of the shorter dogs then lost balance by being too long & some of the longer legged dogs had shorter bodies - very confusing I felt. The Standard calls for a back short with loins strong and muscular, all too often I found the loin was too long leading to weakness in topline coupled with overlong back, a fault which must not perpetuate. Fronts too are a problem too many were straight in upper arm & this gives such wasted movement & seems to team up with the overlong body. I found the dogs to be stronger in quality than the bitches, in a lot of breeds it is the other way round, so it will be interesting to follow your progress over the next couple of years. It is not all doom & gloom, I was delighted with my prize winners & there are some exciting prospects waiting in the wings. I am sure that this year will be the breed's year. Can I just thank my hard working stewards for keeping the ring moving allowing us to make the group with ease.
Veteran Dog (5 entries)
|1st||Harding & Whitehill NAROD THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM|
What a great class & a great dog to start with! You can see why he has been top dog for so long, his showmanship & wonderful head, eye & expression are just what I was looking for. A dog I have obviously judged before but he looked better than I have ever seen him. Put down in excellent coat & condition, it just gleamed with vigour & good health, moved so well & soundly, good neck & shoulders & a strong topline held both set up & moving, showed his socks off & nearly stole RBD but had to give way to his son.
|2nd||Stacey & Copeland NEWFANOVA NORDIC XANADU OF AVONWHARFE SHCM|
Similar type to 1 is slightly smaller all through, good head & expression, liked his topline & tailset, moved well with correct tail carriage, excellent hindquarters, bone & feet, again excellent coat in wonderful condition.
|3rd||Mortimore FOXDOWN LAID BACK SAM|
Well made typical boy not showing his age at all, his head & expression appealed & a well shaped eye & well carried ears completed the picture, moved well holding his topline & correctly carried tail, good coat of the correct colour, liked his strong hindquarters & balance.
|Res||Mortimore LYONHOUSE BEN STUART|
|VHC||Mortimore LYONHOUSE BASIL|
Special Puppy Dog (6 entries, 1 absent)
|1st||Hanvey & McAlister TASARLA SNOW SHOWER|
Well balanced baby whose size & shape appealed, excellent head & expression with a good eye & well carried & used ears of a good size, although still young his movement was co-ordinated & true, good neck & shoulders & a well held topline, correctly set tail. Still learning his trade but I am sure he has potential & at the end of this excellent entry there was no denying him BP.
|2nd||Lovett NEILSHARBOUR GILLS LAP|
Taller boy who now needs to grow into his frame & settle in front movement, again with that classic head I was looking for, with a good eye & well used ears, when his chest deepens he will be balanced & one to watch, showed well to win his place.
|3rd||Lovett NEILSHARBOUR DUDDLESWELL|
Litter brother to 2 I see, good body proportions, moved well. Preferred 2's head & is of the slightly smaller mould. These boys just need time but they acquitted themselves well here to win their places.
|Res||Moossun TASARLA SNOW BLIZZARD|
|VHC||Hibbs CORLITGOLD MINNINNEWAH|
Special Junior Dog (7 entries)
|1st||Harding & Whitehill TREVARGH THE ENTERTAINER AT BRIZEWOOD|
Substantial, mature youngster with a lovely head & expression, good eye of the correct shape, balanced head with nice ears framing this masculine head, good neck & shoulders, good topline & tailset, well proportioned boy who moved well on well boned legs & feet, in lovely coat & condition & well muscled hindquarters.
|2nd||Westermann SEAWILD'S TASTE OF TRUTH|
Dog of a good size & shape who now needs to mature to complete a very interesting picture, loved his head, expression & eye, excellent type of Toller with good bone & feet, moved with style & panache, holding his topline carrying his well set tail correctly, put down in excellent coat & condition.
|3rd||Withey & Norris KYMIN GUILDER|
Rewarded him for his type & head patterns, moved well but his topline today was loose & this spoilt the outline both standing & moving, he is balanced & a good chest is coming with a good loin & well set tail, nice, well presented coat.
|Res||Morgan-Lloyd & Parr KYMIN GLYNDWR|
|VHC||Mortimore JABY PINUS|
Post Graduate Dog (16 entries, 4 absent)
|1st||Powley DANEHAVEN DETROIT|
Well balanced, good moving boy, loved his head & expression, eye shape & ear carriage, good neck & shoulders, good depth & width of chest, strong topline & well set tail, excellent hindquarters which were well muscled, showman who worked hard to win this strong class.
|2nd||Stobbart CAMUSMOR WHATADREAM|
Again a good type with that lovely head & expression I was looking for, slightly longer caste but this only helped to make him move round the ring effortlessly & with grace, elegant showman with a good neck & shoulder & lovely width & depth of ribcage, liked his bone & feet & showed his socks off to take his place.
|3rd||La Turner HILLSCOURT BARON THEOBALD|
Well shown boy who moved well, nice head, good eye, masculine outlook, well proportioned body & good bone, well set & carried tail, in good coat & condition, well muscled & showed well.
|Res||Rogers EUSANIT TAKE IT EASY|
|VHC||Marshall DANEHAVEN CORNWALLIS|
Open Dog (11 entries)
What a class & what a tussle! I have judged both these brothers before, so I was not surprised to see them both again fighting for the top spot as they are both quality.
|1st||Smith CAMUSMOR GLEN SCOTIA AT DALLYVISTA|
My, how he has matured, I am thrilled with his progress, his owners have just the right amount of body & weight on him to complement his frame, he gleamed with condition & muscle tone but for me where he excels is in his wonderful, masculine head, it is balanced & is completed with well set ears & a well set & correctly shaped eye, good mouth & lip placement, lovely neck & shoulders leading to a strong correctly shaped ribcage & strong loin, good croup & tailset, excellent well muscled hindquarters & good feet, his young handler got the very best out of him & his showmanship & type took him through to BD & BOB.
|2nd||Edridge CAMUSMOR BRUICHLADDICH AT TILITA SHCM|
These two brothers, out of the two veteran winners are great ambassadors for the breed, he too exudes breed type, is well made & put down to the minute, showed & moved well, most of l's comments applies to him too but to nitpick today I just preferred the balance of 1's head but going round the ring they certainly made an excellent BD & RBD.
|3rd||Westwood & Johnson CAN CH LITTLERIVER'S COLONIAL BOY WITH TOLLYHIMMEL (IMP CAN)|
Another that delighted me, he is a well balanced dog with that good head & expression, kind eye & well set ears that I wanted, excellent movement using his strong, well muscled hindquarters & correctly placed tail to complete the picture, good head carriage & strong topline, good bone & feet.
|Res||Hunt NAROD AROONA|
|VHC||Gardebroek ALLIANCE DE LA VIE BLUFF'S POKER|
Special Working Gundog Dog (no entries)
Good Citizen Dog Scheme Dog (7 entries)
|1st||Marshall DANEHAVEN CORNWALLIS|
Nice type of dog with a nice head & expression, moved well, was placed earlier in a very strong class, so had lots of potential, good coat in lovely condition, good ribcage & loin.
|2nd||Rogers EUSANIT TAKE IT EASY|
Another sired by the veteran, so is of a good stamp, has passed on his good movement & lovely head & expression, balanced body & a good topline held on the move.
|3rd||Moossun TASARLA SNOW BLIZZARD|
Litter brother to BP & although a baby has the same potential, moved well if loose as a baby should be, good hindquarters & tailset, pretty head that needs to finish to complete the picture but he showed well.
|Res||Morgan-Lloyd & Parr KYMIN GLYNDWR|
|VHC||Bergelin CAMUSMOR DREAM CUM TRUE|
Veteran Bitch (8 entries, 1 absent)
|1st||Macleod & Hussey NEWFANOVA JEMIMA BEAR AT CAMUSMOR|
Grand girl who I have judged before, I have never seen her look better! Such a feminine head & expression, beautiful eye shape & colour, well set ears framing a balanced head, good neck & shoulders, nice bone & feet, moved well holding her topline & correctly carried tail, put down in excellent coat & condition.
|2nd||Powley JABY LAVENDER AT DANEHAVEN|
Slightly smaller bitch but still correct with a feminine head, she is finer all through but this only confirms her femininity, good depth & width of chest & a strong loin, well set & carried tail, she moves with that lovely spring in her step, a bonus today I feel.
|3rd||Mortimore FOXDOWN AMBILA|
A nice type of girl who is so very feminine, showed & moved well, doesn't look a veteran & certainly has a good coat put down in nice condition, feminine head & expression.
|Res||Mortimore FOXDOWN ANYA|
|VHC||Mortimore FOXDOWN RUSSETT|
Special Puppy Bitch (4 entries, 1 absent)
|1st||Moult CORLITGOLD MALILA OF CROFTWELL|
Only a baby & needs to finish growing but a potential showgirl of class, lovely feminine head & expression, well coated & moved well on lovely boned legs & feet, good neck & shoulders & a level topline with correctly set tail, still immature & needs still to learn her trade but look forward to following her progress when she is fully mature, she has all the points I was looking for.
|2nd||Mattelaer NEILSHARBOUR CHAYLEBEATE|
At present out of coat but she showed steadily & moved well, good bone & lovely feet, good depth of chest coming & nice hindquarters & tailset, again needs coat & maturity to complete the picture but she has nice proportions.
|3rd||Lovett NEILSHARBOUR WRENS WARREN|
Litter sister & one I really liked, she appealed for her type & balance it was such a shame that she was overawed by her surroundings & had been startled before coming into the ring. In good coat & condition & with lots of potential.
Special Junior Bitch (6 entries, 1 absent)
|1st||Clark KYMIN GEORGIE GIRL|
Not an overlarge bitch but balanced, liked her head & expression, good eye & ears, nice neck & shoulders, very feminine & moved with a spring in her step, showed well to win the class.
|2nd||Anstead SHOREDANCER SEA PINK|
Again a balanced youngster who is very feminine, nice neck & body proportions, put down in excellent coat & condition, moved well & showed steadily to win her place, pretty head & expression.
|3rd||Reynolds & Sjoborg FOXDOWN ALEXY OF JAGERMEISTER|
Well bodied youngster, who now needs maturity to complete the picture, good head & a pretty eye, good forechest & bone, well muscled hindquarters & a well carried tail, lovely coat of a good colour.
|Res||Parr KYMIN GWENNI|
|VHC||Mortimore JABY POTENTILLA|
Post Graduate Bitch (19 entries, 1 absent)
|1st||Withey DECOYMANS ONTARIO|
No mistaking her sex, she is so feminine, looking from a distance she is balanced & this is confirmed on examination, such a pretty head & expression, correctly set & shaped eyes, lovely mobile ears of the correct size, good neck & shoulders, lovely forechest & bone, good depth & width of chest & a strong loin, well set & carried tail, coat put down in excellent condition of a good colour, when she moves she effortlessly covers the ground with the correct movement & a lovely front action, she ticked all the boxes for me & won a strong class & BB.
|2nd||Macleod & Hussey CAMUSMOR MADJESTIC VISION|
Repeat mating of BOB & the same quality throughout, she is a pretty bitch who showed well to win her place here, lovely head & expression, good depth & width of chest, balanced & well proportioned, moved well on good legs & feet, lovely, well muscled hindquarters, well carried tail, excellent coat & condition.
|3rd||Henderson DANEHAVEN CHILANKO|
Balanced, typy girl who moved so well here, again that pretty head & expression I was looking for, well bred bitch with a good neck & shoulder, held her topline both set up & moving, showed a dream really using her good points to advantage & to win her place in such a strong class, lovely coat of the correct colour & texture.
|Res||Powley FALLOWFEN FOXY LADY AT DANEHAVEN|
|VHC||Gibson CAMUSMOR ANY DREAM ULDO FOR ERIKACHEN|
Open Bitch (20 entries)
What a class!
|1st||Anghileri IT CH FOXDOWN VON ASTICO|
No mistaking her sex, so is ultra feminine of a good size & shape, showed her socks off to eventually win this strong class. Head is balanced with a lovely eye & good ears of a nice size, excellent neck & shoulders, good forechest & depth of rib, strong loin & excellent well muscled hindquarters, good bone & feet, well set & carried tail but it is her movement that sets her apart, it is precise & purposeful yet graceful & springy, excellent coat of a good texture. RBB.
|2nd||Nuijten-Vink ALLIANCE DE LA VIE RED BOGUS|
Well made feminine bitch in good coat & condition, pretty head & expression, well made body which is well proportioned, good bone & feet, lovely ribcage & strong loin, held her topline both set up & moving, well muscled hindquarters completed the picture.
|3rd||Parker CAMUSMOR GLENMORANGIE AT LADAKHNOVA|
No mistaking her breeding, she is quality with that lovely head & expression, shame she was out of coat but she could not be denied her place here as she is well made, of a good type & moved with style & grace, excellent neck & shoulder & a lovely forechest.
|Res||Hawkins CAMUSMOR CAOL ILA OF TREVARGH|
|VHC||Nuijten-Vink DUTCH CH ALLIANCE DE LA VIE AMITIE MIGNON|
Special Working Gundog Bitch (no entries)
Good Citizen Dog Scheme Bitch (6 entries, 1 absent)
|1st||Westwood & Johnson EUSANIT NEW KID IN TOWN WITH TOLLYHIMMEL|
Yet another out of the veteran, no wonder she appealed here! Not an overlarge but she is well proportioned & showed well both set up & moving, a good head with a lovely eye & good earset, good depth of chest & nice bone & feet.
|2nd||Watton PALUDIC FANCY WOMAN AT TASARLA|
Pretty girl who showed well for both handler & mover, pretty head & expression, nice size & shape, lovely coat & condition, well made with a well set tail carried well & well held topline.
|3rd||Parr KYMIN ZEST FOR PLEASURE (RE-IMP)|
Balanced bitch of a good make & shape, pretty head & expression, nice coat presented well, liked her depth & width of chest & her good topline & tailset, lovely hindquarters.
|Res||Morgan-Lloyd KYMIN PLEASURE ZONE|
|VHC||Westwood EUSANIT TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT|