Crufts

Thursday 8th March 2007

Judge: Mrs Christine McDonald (Northey)


Best Of BreedNarod The Impossible DreamHarding & Whitehill

Best DogNarod The Impossible DreamHarding & Whitehill
Reserve Best DogCamusmor Bruichladdich At Tilita ShCMEdridge
Best BitchCamusmor Any Dream Uldo For ErikachenGibson
Reserve Best BitchQuoygard Daydream Believer Of AvonwarfeCopeland
Best PuppyCamusmor Any Dream Uldo For ErikachenGibson

Very pleasing entry of 83 dogs, 95 entries and 9 absentees. A very happy breed no wonder they have gained popularity. I found judging difficult, with size the feature which varied most. Heads seemed even, and mouths were in the main very good with strong teeth, and only few with small incisors. There is a crop of very nice youngsters coming up which augers well for the breed. Handlers had worked hard on their charges most were in excellent condition, and my hands were as clean when I finished judging as when I started.


Veteran Dog (6 entries, 1 absent)

1stStacey & Copeland NEWFANOVA NORDIC XANADU OF AVONWHARFE SHCM
Really jaunty, compact dog. Beautifully put together and in fabulous condition. Typical head and expression with clean cheeks and muzzle. Excellent ear set and carriage. Good front and medium sized, tight feet. In well presented coat with well plumed tail. Moved well, carrying his tail correctly.
2ndRoffey IR SH CH NAROD JOKER JACK
Nice type throughout and well put together. Liked his body proportions, ribbing and general carriage on the move. Jaunty and sound carrying his tail well. Preferred feet of winner.
3rdMortimore LYONHOUSE BEN STUART
Well put together gentleman of twelve years. Nicely put together. Good size ears and body properties. Went very well for his age, holding his topline steadily. but couldn't match the sound, fluid movement of those above.
ResMortimore FOXDOWN LAID BACK SAM
VHCMortimore LYONHOUSE BASIL

Special Puppy Dog (5 entries)

1stStobbart CAMUSMOR WHATADREAM
Loved him. Typical head and outline. With biddable expression. In good double coat with soft, dense undercoat and repellent outer jacket. Good furnishings where desired at throat, behind ears and back of thighs. Super straight front, good topline and nicely made throughout. On the move gave combined picture of power and lightness of limb.
2ndRoffey CAMUSMOR I HAD A DREAM WITH ACANUCK
Very nice balanced youngster with good outline throughout. Well angulated fore and aft. In very good body condition and well feathered where desired.
3rdRogers EUSANIT TAKE IT EASY
Nicely built dog of good overall type. Preferred strength of hocks and feet of above.
ResBradley CAMUSMOR WHATTABARGIN FOR RUDDYDUCK
VHCBergelin CAMUSMOR DREAM CUM TRUE

Special Junior Dog (4 entries)

1stMarshall DANEHAVEN CORNWALLIS
Very alert, jaunty youngster. Liked his bone and feet. Good front. Typy head with medium neck set into decent shoulders. Good tail. Very happy and fluid on the move.
2ndBradley CAMUSMOR WHATTABARGIN FOR RUDDYDUCK
Typical head and expression. Deep chest and well sprung ribs with plenty of heart and lung room. Ribs carried well back and strong loin. Heavy coat. Shade haphazard on the move.
3rdMortimore TUDELEYROSE CASIMIR
Fair specimen. Found his bone a little too strong. Confident and steady under examination, which placed him over 4th.
ResBergelin CAMUSMOR DREAM CUM TRUE

Post Graduate Dog (12 entries)

1stLa Turner HILLSCOURT BARON THEOBALD
Really super head. Sound, alert and jaunty yet powerful. Lovely outline. Good balance of skull to muzzle and good dry lips. Good front, neck and shoulders. Deep brisket and correct moderate tuck up. Well developed hind quarters.
2ndStrevens AQUACADIAN FLIN THE RED AT TOLLISTY
In many ways similar to above but a shade more masculine. Good body properties. Rather fleshy in cheeks. Slightly preferred stifles of winner, but two very good dogs on good form.
3rdSayer DANEHAVEN MURRAY WITH HOLLYMIST
A neat package of good type and sound construction. Moved well with good carriage of tail. Not the coat or rib of above on the day.
ResBradley CAMUSMOR KNOCKANDO AT RUDDYDUCK
VHCHutchison DANEHAVEN NICTAUX OF FALLOWFEN

Open Dog (11 entries)

1stHarding & Whitehill NAROD THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM
Wow! Fabulous dog from any angle. I have done him well in the past and wondered if he would still stand up to scrutiny in a Crufts entry, but the result says it all. To my eyes, shouts good construction to work all day playing along the foreshore and swimming to retrieve shot ducks. Fits the head and outline which I find correct. Clean cut, slightly wedge shaped head. Optimum angulation fore and aft, plenty of heart and lung room, compact body and is of an ideal size. Excellent tail broad at base and of good length, with full feathering. His movement was just what I was looking for a combination of power and spring, with an impression of fun and jauntiness, and a tail curved upwards and wagging in enjoyment. BD, and BOB. Delighted his son was RBD and his daughter was BB and BP.
2ndEdridge CAMUSMOR BRUICHLADDICH AT TILITA SHCM
Another dog of star quality. A strong, powerful dog who is very sound on the move. Good head and type. In fabulous coat. Really soft, dense undercoat and straight repellent top coat. Just right for furnishings. Good front, lovely straight forelegs with neat feet. Strongly muscled neck and deep chest. Ribs well sprung and carried well back. Plenty of body, perhaps a shade too much. Excellent full and bushy tail.
3rdSmith CAMUSMOR GLEN SCOTIA AT DALLYVISTA
Very well balanced, compact dog who also shouts good type and construction. Good front, well proportioned body. In good coat and moved very well. Not quite the star appeal on the day as the two above.
ResPaans ALLIANCE DE LA VIE PREMIER COLLIN
VHCBurchell PALUDIC PLEASURE TRIP
HCWestwood & Johnson CAN CH LITTLERIVER'S COLONIAL BOY WITH TOLLYHIMMEL (IMP CAN)
CJoonas SU(U)CH DIGBY TOLLERS CHAYTON

Special Working Gundog Dog (no entries)


Good Citizen Dog Scheme Dog (5 entries, 1 absent)

1stStobbart CAMUSMOR WHATADREAM
2ndMarshall DANEHAVEN CORNWALLIS
3rdBradley CAMUSMOR KNOCKANDO AT RUDDYDUCK
Compact dog of good overall type and construction. Good outline, limbs and feet.
ResGibson PALUDIC YULETIME PRESENT FOR ERIKACHEN

Veteran Bitch (5 entries)

1stWinwood & Ward FOXDOWN ANGEL OF MELANITTA
Lovely lady of 12 years, although no-one told her she should slow up! Sound to go over with lovely head, eye and expression. Plenty of heart and lung room with deep chest and well developed forechest. Very sprightly and sound on the move.
2ndMortimore FOXDOWN ANYA
Lovely bitch of excellent conformation. Sound on the move, but rather lethargic. Just raised her tail, but looked jaded.
3rdBurt & Ashton MAPLESBRIGHT DREAM DESIRE
Typical Toller with lovely head and well proportioned body. Wouldn't get her tail going.
ResWoollerton FOXDOWN GILLIE
VHCMortimore FOXDOWN RUSSETT

Special Puppy Bitch (6 entries)

1stGibson CAMUSMOR ANY DREAM ULDO FOR ERIKACHEN
Very promising youngsters in this class. First was a dream girl. I was captivated by her style, type and condition. Lovely head with beautiful almond shaped eyes set well apart. Good skull to muzzle ratio. Beautifully put together with good ribbing and compact body. Excellent construction of front and forequarters, well matched by good hind quarters with developed thighs and firm hocks. Good set on and shape of tail, which she carried well. Very sound on the move, and had the X factor in the bitch challenge to take BB.
2ndMacleod & Hussey CAMUSMOR MADJESTIC VISION
Feminine bitch of good type and typical friendly confident nature. Liked her head and expression. Good coat and well carried tail. Well constructed throughout, with good front and hindquarters.
3rdPowley FALLOWFEN FOXY LADY AT DANEHAVEN
Nicely balanced bitch of good overall make and shape. Preferred expression of those above her.
ResBaker FALLOWFEN FOXY MADAM AT SILVERBRIAR
VHCWestwood & Johnson EUSANIT NEW KID IN TOWN WITH TOLLYHIMMEL

Special Junior Bitch (7 entries)

1stWinwood & Ward FOXDOWN CHIQUITITA OF MELANITTA
Nicely balanced, feminine bitch. Good shape outline and well constructed. Good front and feet. Sound and jaunty on the move.
2ndMortimore FOXDOWN CECILIA
Lovely Toller head, good outline and development of ribs and body. Good hindquarters. Well set on and carried tail.
3rdAkehurst RIPPLERUSH FANFARE
Darker bitch of good type. Nice overall make and shape. Preferred head points on first and second.
ResHewitt DANEHAVEN SHULIE
VHCBaker FALLOWFEN FOXY MADAM AT SILVERBRIAR

Post Graduate Bitch (16 entries, 4 absent)

1stMortimore FOXDOWN SUMMER SUNSHINE
Very sound bitch of good type. Excellent front and feet. Well ribbed and good body shape. Good topline, held well on move. Showed really well.
2ndMacleod & Hussey CAMUSMOR TOMINTOUL
Liked her overall type, bone and substance. Good head proportions and appealing expression. Well angulated in front and hind quarters and level topline. Moved really well. In super coat.
3rdMorgan-Lloyd KYMIN PLEASURE ZONE
Good all round alert and jaunty bitch who went well. Good front, and angulation in fore and hind quarters. Well set on and carried tail.
ResWiddowson DECOYMANS FIRE PRINCESS OF CORLITGOLD
VHCHodge BEAUSJOUR THREE TIMES A LADY

Open Bitch (13 entries, 4 absent)

1stStacey & Copeland QUOYGARD DAYDREAM BELIEVER OF AVONWHARFE
Lovely, medium sized bitch. Fabulous outline and type. Attractive head, super neck and shoulders and well set in front. Excellent ribbing and depth of chest. Compact, strong back and muscular loin. Wide hindquarters, which she used well on the move. In super condition and presented to perfection. RBB.
2ndJoonas SU/DK CH LAUVSTUAS SNOWLINE ZWINGING BETTY
Lovely bitch, beautifully constructed with excellent hind quarters. Ears set high, with erect base. Kept her outline stacked, standing naturally and on the move.
3rdMacleod & Hussey NEWFANOVA JEMIMA BEAR AT CAMUSMOR
Lovely feminine bitch of good size, type and shape. Lovely straight forelegs. Good brisket, ribbing and body. Playful temperament. Really nice trio.
ResPowley DANEHAVEN NANIKA
VHCRiboldi MAKIHARJUN JOULUN-ILO
HCWestwood FOXDOWN IN EXCESS OVER EUSANIT
CRogers QUOYGARD SKY

Special Working Gundog Bitch (2 entries, 1 absent)

1stSattari LOWLAND FOX SHANNON
Medium sized. Two and a half years. Very cheerful, sound bitch built to do her job. Feminine head of good proportions. Good bone and feet. In very good condition and moved well with well carried tail.

Good Citizen Dog Scheme Bitch (2 entries)

1stMorgan-Lloyd KYMIN PLEASURE ZONE
2ndHodge BEAUSJOUR THREE TIMES A LADY
Attractive, well balanced bitch who was 5th in the strong Post Grad class.