Windsor

Saturday 1st July 2023

Judge: Mr Frank Kane (Hirontower)


Best Of BreedSchindow Junior Cowboy With CretshenganFielder

Dog CCSchindow Junior Cowboy With CretshenganFielder
Reserve Dog CCSh Ch Eusanit Silvr Dream MachineBarker
Bitch CCEusanit Ever Fallen In LoveWestwood
Reserve Bitch CCAfonbach Syrax JWAdshead
Best PuppyAfonbach Syrax JWAdshead
Best VeteranMulti Ch Riverwatcher AtkaAnstead
Best Special BeginnerSpriterufus TarantellaHead
Puppy Group 2Afonbach Syrax JWAdshead

I apologise for the very late appearance of this critique also for its generality. As those who showed their dogs under me will realise, I write my critiques whilst the dogs are in front of me after the finish of the class. Later I add their names and record if they won any other award. At Windsor where I judged every day, I managed to complete some reports at the hotel and I handed them in at the Our Dogs stand. Some of my critiques from Windsor have been printed and some have not. Our Dogs were made aware of this but the reports have not appeared. This critique is done from some brief judging book notes and from memory. I contacted some breed note writers to explain the circumstances and sent my apologies for the shortfall. I appreciate that some exhibitors are disappointed by this; I have not had problems with critiques in 50 years of judging and understand their frustration of exhibitors when critiques do not appear, but was nevertheless surprised to receive a reminder of this on messenger on Christmas day!

To pleasanter things- and those include the excellent entry, both numerically and for quality; it was a real pleasure to sort out these large classes. Some of the puppies were not well socialised and lacked confidence but the Best Puppy of the day, the bitch AFONBAX SYRAX is a cracker and she took the reserve CC in a good challenge line up.

Similarly, I thought the BOB winning male to be of top quality and he looked a real contender in the group ring.

The bitch CC winner was made up on the day - I can say quite truthfully that the day was a joy and the fact that I can remember the dogs now is testament to their lasting impression.

Many thanks to my stewards.


Special Beginner Dog or Bitch (11 entries, 4 absent)

1stHead SPRITERUFUS TARANTELLA
2-year-old full size. Masculine all through. Carried himself well with correct tail carriage. Had the finish to win this. Best SB
2ndKindell & Anstead EUSANIT PRIDE AND JOY VIA RIVERWATCHER JW
13-month, lovely quality and type and feminine and well made. I thought the dog had more presence on the day but I liked her a lot and did well in later classes should finish well.
3rdPurnell KYMIN NEW TRIX AT BRIZTOLLIE
ResBate-Ash EUSANIT HIT THE LIGHTS
VHCLam & Leung TOLLISTY OUT TO GET YOU JW

Veteran Dog or Bitch (7 entries)

1stAnstead MULTI CH RIVERWATCHER ATKA
Amazing for his age just a touch heavy in body now but a great mover with correct tail carriage. Good colour and coat. I liked his size and proportions.
2ndDee MELANITTA CARELINUS
8 years old in lovely form. I like him a lot and was surprised to see he wasn't a title holder. The winner scored in head but he pressed hard. Later Best GC.
3rdAnstead SH CH/INT SH CH RIVERWATCHER PIKPAKTUK JW
ResHughes EUSANIT CUT AND RUN AT ABACOT
VHCBassil TIVALAKE MY LUCKY STAR

Minor Puppy Dog (2 entries)

1stParr VERY MUCH KYMIN OF GREAT PLEASURE (IMP BEL)
Best of the dog puppies on the day and although needs time to develop, well-made and the correct frame and type and going well.
2ndPowley DANEHAVEN EXPLOITS
Another promising puppy apologies for lack of details. Both of these showed well.

Puppy Dog (1 entry)

1stParr VERY MUCH KYMIN OF GREAT PLEASURE (IMP BEL)

Junior Dog (1 entry)

1stGreenwood COEDHELYG SON SHINE JW
17 month old quality dog. I loved his size and balance and his angulation at both ends. Good chest. Should have a good future. Went with Toller style and liveliness.

Yearling Dog (6 entries)

1stLam & Leung TOLLISTY OUT TO GET YOU JW
Had the pull in maturity to win this, well made. Went well. Could be a little more compact. Lovely presentation.
2ndStrevens TOLLISTY YOU CAN'T DECLINE
I think these were two siblings and not much between them.
3rdGreenwood COEDHELYG SON SHINE JW
ResSalmon ACADIABYRNE TIBETAN CORAL
VHCPowley CFYRE'S PRANCING ACROSS THE SKY TO DANEHAVEN (IMP CAN)

Post Graduate Dog (14 entries, 1 absent)

1stElkin TOLLELKIN DREAM HARBOUR JW
2-year-old won a good class and he appealed for type and balance more finished in body and coat. I preferred his compactness over 2nd.
2ndHead SPRITERUFUS TARANTELLA
3rdLimerick & O'Sullivan RIVERWATCHER PALUKTAK
ResFavre-Whitmore & Street STELLENBOSCH DISCORS AVEC LAULACO
VHCRice TOLLERICE EBERLE

Limit Dog (9 entries)

1stNevers TOLLELKIN DREAM COVE AT SHELDRAKE JW
I liked this dog a lot and he stood out here. Type, size and movement, going well. Looked well in the challenge.
2ndAdshead AFONBACH WINTER IS COMING JW
Mature, well bodied dog, a touch heavier. Has a lot of breed qualities.
3rdRogers EUSANIT PEAKY BLINDER
ResWard MELANITTA PALMATA JW
VHCDorrell & Jenkins TOLLISTY MOET EN CHANDON JW

Open Dog (11 entries, 2 absent)

Good class for depth of quality.

1stFielder SCHINDOW JUNIOR COWBOY WITH CRETSHENGAN
Mature dog in glorious condition. Caught my eye immediately standing and on the move. Didn't disappoint on examination and moved with drive and reach and correct tail. Won CC, his second and later BOB.
2ndBarker SH CH EUSANIT SILVR DREAM MACHINE
I liked his compact balanced shape, good bone and correct feet. In lovely form. High quality RCC I gather he won the same award from me last time. Now a very worthy Champion.
3rdWakely RIVERWATCHER KAVIKSUK
ResSim STELLENBOSCH KRILENCU
VHCWestwood IR SH CH EUSANIT PROPER JOB JW

Good Citizen Dog Scheme Dog or Bitch (7 entries, 1 absent)

1stDee MELANITTA CARELINUS
2ndPhelps REDFOXTOR BLYSTRA BAY
3-year-old and a daughter of the winner. I remember the joy in the handlers telling me. In great form, balanced and feminine and went well.
3rdRogers EUSANIT PEAKY BLINDER
ResPurnell KYMIN NEW TRIX AT BRIZTOLLIE
VHCRyder ARTHUNDUR DREAM COME TRUE

Minor Puppy Bitch (2 entries)

Two raw puppies but a little overawed in the ring on the day.

1stTester GINGAFING GO YOUR OWN WAY
Sounder on the move here.
2ndCrowe ELSFIE'S FIGGY PUDDING

Puppy Bitch (2 entries)

1stAdshead AFONBACH SYRAX JW
Stood out today, great type and movement and destined for a good career. RCC in a strong challenge. Later Group 2 in the Puppy Group.
2ndAkehurst ORYXES ALLURE OF THE TREES AT RIPPLERUSH (IMP CAN)
Sorry but no note on this one.

Junior Bitch (1 entry)

1stKindell & Anstead EUSANIT PRIDE AND JOY VIA RIVERWATCHER JW

Yearling Bitch (4 entries)

1stTrickett CFYRE'S HIGH TEA AT TOLLPEPPER JW (IMP CAN)
A good winner of this class. Good balance and leg length. Feminine, typy and a good mover.
2ndKindell & Anstead EUSANIT PRIDE AND JOY VIA RIVERWATCHER JW
3rdLashly TOLLISTY BLOW YOUR MIND AT CITANABEL JW
ResSmith TOLLISTY COULDN'T CARELESS JW

Post Graduate Bitch (14 entries)

1stPhelps REDFOXTOR BLYSTRA BAY
2ndCollins & Powley DANEHAVEN MADELEINE
Worthy of this place in a strong class.
3rdFoster-Brown STELLENBOSCH SCUTULATA
ResTester GINGAFING FORGET ME NOT
VHCChantler STELLENBOSCH SPECULARIS

Limit Bitch (12 entries, 3 absent)

Another good class led by

1stSmith TIVALAKE ANYTHING GOES AT TOLLISTY JW
Top quality. I remember her making a strong impression in the challenge where she was close up. Feminine, balanced and full of type.
2ndRolf & Parker TOLLPEPPER ECHO'S HOPE FOR SKYSARIA
Another quality bitch.
3rdHughes EUSANIT GEM STONE AT ABACOT
ResTester GINGAFING CARELESS WHISPER
VHCWest RAYNECHASER LUNA ECLIPSE BEG EX

Open Bitch (12 entries, 1 absent)

1stWestwood EUSANIT EVER FALLEN IN LOVE
Appealed for her femininity, size and balance. Not in full coat but such good type and proportions. Moved with exemplary tail carriage. Bitch CC which made her up.
2ndFoster-Brown STELLENBOSCH SAUSAULITO (AI)
Very eyecatching and presented and handled to look a picture. Jaunty on the move. She is a touch short on the leg for my interpretation of balance but full of quality.
3rdFielder IR SH CH EUSANIT BEST OF THE BUNCH AT CRETSHENGAN
ResDavies CATCH FIRST YLVA GARONERA OF ARELECHEN (IMP CZE)
VHCNevers TIVALAKE EASY TO LOVE AT SHELDRAKE AW(B)

Stakes/Variety classes


Higham Press Brace Stakes Dog or Bitch (12 entries)

Judge: Mr D Clarke

3rdFoster-Brown STELLENBOSCH

The Group Captain Sutton Memorial Veteran Stakes Dog or Bitch (16 entries)

Judge: Mr R I Millar

ResFielder IR SH CH EUSANIT BEST OF THE BUNCH AT CRETSHENGAN

AV Gundog Breeders Dog or Bitch (16 entries)

Judge: Mr S C Bardwell

ResWestwood EUSANIT

Puppy Group

Judge: Mr D Smith

2Adshead AFONBACH SYRAX JW
This girl was foot perfect, another who showed all the time, such a pretty head and expression, very well put together and in lovely coat and condition.