My thanks to the Committee for the invitation to judge at Bath this year, one of my favourites in the UK show calendar, the organisation and hospitality of the committee is second to none, congratulations on another successful show, despite the sometimes inclement weather. Jean Lawless
Junior Stakes (Toy/Terrier)
- Edwards Miss S GORDON VON TERMEL MOPSCO Very nice 12 month old Pug male in excellent condition, compact and nicely balanced with excellent bone and proportions. Masculine head with a good jaw, lovely dark eye and excellent ear set. Well developed in chest with excellent angulations. Good neck, topline, I thought his tail could be slightly higher set. Excellent positive balanced side gait.
- Holman Mrs C BAROMAR DUBONET AT ALTINA. A 10 month old Pomeranian male in excellent coat and condition and very well presented. Very pleasing well proportioned head with a lovely eye and expression, neat well set ears, excellent pigment. Well developed in the body he stood very well with an excellent side gait, could be slightly cleaner coming.
KC Special Beginners Group (Toy)
- Hancock Mrs C SZOLOHEGY BITANGUZO JETT. 3 years old Coton du Tulear male very beautifully presented of good size and proportions. He has a pleasing head with a lovely eye and expression. Excellent pigment. Well developed in the body with a balanced positive side gait.
- Holy land Mrs I. FIESTA SHOW MELODIYA LETA (Imp) 11 months old Russian Toy Terrier, of excellent type, showed himself well with a pleasing head and expression, used his well set ears, excellent topline, stood well and moved with an excellent side gait.
KC Special Beginners Group (Terrier)
- Hampton Miss KJ & Wynter Miss P Jean. DE CRESECQUES AVEC FURLONGFOX SH CM (Imp) A well presented and handled 3.5 year old Fox Terrier Bitch, feminine and balanced with good proportions, long, clean head with a lovely eye and expression, ears could be a little better used. She stands well with a good neck, topline and tail and positive side gait, could be cleaner coming, nice harsh coat texture.
- Pateman Miss S J TWIGGLESTONE SOMETHIN ELSE FOR LESSIEN 8 month old Border Terrier bitch of good type and proportions. Nice pleasing feminine head, eye and expression, well developed in the body, good topline and tail set and stood well. Positive and balanced on the move.
Best Veteran on the Day (Toy/Terrier)
- Welbourn, Dowsett & Tyler IR CH ZUMARNIK HOT PURSUIT CW’12 SH CH. 9 year old Maltese in beautiful coat and condition, beautifully presented with good proportions. Lovely head with super pigment, nice dark eye. Lovely flowing movement holding his shape.
- Shepherd Mrs D FIN/EST/LAT CH AVANTGARDE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARN 8 year old Affenpinscher with super attitude and showmanship, excellent type, square with a typical head and expression, never stopped showing himself, he moved with an excellent positive side gait.
Junior Stakes (Gundog)
- Stewart Mr A GWENDARIFF WEEKEND WARRIOR. 13 month old Irish Setter male, full of potential, of excellent type with good proportions and bone and well presented, excellent rich red coat. Clean well balanced head, still not finished but of correct proportions and clean lines. Good length of neck onto clean shoulders, strong, slightly sloping topline and well set tail. Good development in the body with nicely balanced angulations, standing well on tight feet. Moved with a balanced, positive side gait with correct tail carriage.
2. Wallis Mr & Mrs D and P & Levene Miss A PENDARLOW TIANA. 1.5 years old English Springer Spaniel female, well presented and handled, lovely outline with good proportions and bone. Good head type with excellent neck and development in the body. A little soft in topline standing but corrected herself on the move which was balanced and positive.
KC Special Beginners Group (Gundog)
- Simons Mr D C & Mrs G M RAINESGIFT ROYAL MINT I COEDYLAN 16 month old Flat Coat Retriever, in excellent condition. Excellent attitude, typical head with a nice eye and expression, good development in the body, stood well with good bone. Moved very well with a good tail carriage.
2. Pearn Mrs C FONESSE FINGIBSON IN GWBERT 1.5 years old Cocker Spaniel Male, lovely coat and condition, presenting a pleasing outline, excellent bone and proportions. Pleasing head and eye, good neck, topline and tailset. Excellent development in the body, Sound on the move.
Best Veteran on the Day (Gundog)
- Milligan-BottMrs D & Bott Mr J N SH CH THENDARA POT NOODLE JW 9.5 years old beautiful Irish Setter male in pristine coat and condition who stood out in a quality entry of veterans. Of excellent type, well constructed, masculine with excellent bone yet elegant with a super outline. Clean and balanced masculine head with an excellent depth to muzzle, lips could be a little tighter. Pleasing expression and well placed ears. He stood with balanced angulations and excellent feet and moved so well.
2. Isherwood Mrs C A PIPEAWAY SATIN FIRE 8 years old Pointer female, nice in outline and well presented. Pleasing head and eye, excellent neck and topline, with good development of the body, well angulated and standing well, moving with ease.
Junior Stakes (Working/Pastoral)
- Lambert Mrs F & Fastham Mrs M & Craig Mr M AVICE AIRBORNE WITH BOUVPILOT 9 month old Bouvier des Flandres male in excellent coat and condition and expertly handled. Very promising youngster of excellent type, moderate and not overdone with excellent bone and proportions. Balanced head with a good stop, excellent pigment and dark well shaped eye, well set ears of good size. Excellent outline with a good neck, topline and tailset. Well developed in body for his age, stands well and moving well in all directions with excellent positive and balance side gait.
- EllisMr A & Mrs J GOODSOULS RUMOUR HAS IT IT’S FALKOR 16 months old German Pinscher female, very nicely put together with good proportions and bone. Feminine head with good volume to the muzzle. Lovely eye and expression and well set ears which she used to advantage. Nicely harmonious in her outline and well developed in the body she stood and moved well.
KC Special Beginners Group (Working)
- Davenport Miss L ARITAUR SLINGSBY 6 months old Dobermann Pinscher male, just a baby at the moment and needs to come together but is well proportioned with good bone. Long clean head, still developing with a good bite and volume to muzzle, nice eye and expression and well set ears. Good length of neck nice definition to the withers, firm topline and well set tail. Good chest for his age and stands well with nice tight feet. Moved steadily and clean coming and going.
2. Webb Mrs H NEW ANGELS PRETTY IN PINK (Imp) 19 months old Newfoundland female presented in excellent coat and condition with a lovely overall outline. Excellent type with good substance and bone. Typical head which is feminine with good strength to muzzle, eye could be a little sweeter, ears of good size. Good neck and strong withers, topline just a little soft at times. Excellent development in the body with a good chest and forechest. Stands very well with balanced angulations leading to an excellent sidegait with plenty of drive.
KC Special Beginners Group (Pastoral)
- Warner Mrs K L MEITZA ERIK THE KING Shapely 14 month old Welsh Pembroke Corgi male in excellent coat and condition. Good size and bone and presents a nice outline. Pleasing head with a lovely expression, no snipiness to the muzzle and well set ears of good size. Excellent next and topline with good length of back, good definition of forechest. Stands and moves very well.
2. Short Mr R & Mrs S KINTARO SEVILLE 2 year old German Shepherd female in good coat and condition, nicely proportioned and well developed in the body with enough bone. Feminine head with a nice expression, neat well set ears. Good angulations giving a nicely balanced and positive side gait, clean coming and going.
Best Veteran on the Day (Working/Pastoral)
This was a fantastic group of veterans to judge combining the Working and Pastoral Groups and credit must go to their owners. I shortlisted down to 8 dogs, the Boxer, the Alaskan Malamute, the Swedish Vallhund, the Norwegian Buhund, the Belgian Shepherd Tervueren, the Samoyed and the Border Collie. All could have taken the top spot, and I was delighted to see that both my winners appear in the main Group afterwards having won through their breeds.
- Hales Miss P SH CH LACEWAY LONE RANGER JW a Border Collie male just turned 8 years and in superb condition, of excellent type, size, bone and proportions with an attractive headpiece and pleasing eye and expression topped off by well set and used ears. Lovely harmony throughout the body and well developed in chest with balanced angulations, his movement was faultless.
- Wolfe Miss S CH HAWKEYE POLARNI USVIT Usvit (Imp) – A 7.5 years old upstanding Alaskan Malamute male, very impressive both standing and on the move. Powerfully built with correct bone and proportions and in tip top condition. Broad masculine head showing good depth. Lovely eye and expression, ears well set. Excellent neck unto strong topline and well set tail. Well developed in chest and nice tight feet. Lovely to watch him power around the ring with excellent reach and drive.
Junior Stakes (Hound/Utility)
- Hardy, Mrs D & Hallam Mrs P TOKAJI KLASSIC TRINITY. 1.5 Years old Basenji female, ultra feminine and perfectly balanced, she is correct for size and proportions. Pleasing head with correct amount of wrinkling, nice eye and neat well set and used ears. Nicely developed in the body with balanced angulations leading to sound and easy movement.
- Geeson Mrs J F ABYDACHS MIRAVAL Smart little long haired dachshund with a pleasing outline. Head of good proportions with a sweet eye and expression, excellent neck and topline, well defined sternum and standing well on all legs. Typical movement with good drive from behind.
KC Special Beginners Group (Hound)
- Bullis Mrs A & A J GOODTRY TUBY TUESDAY AT AMAFFREY 2 year old mini smooth haired dachshund, caught my eye in this group she has a pretty feminine head and expression, with a super neck, topline and tailset, good chest and underline. Great little mover in all directions.
- Falcus Mr P & Mrs J KRENDAL MYSTERIOUS TALISMAN PHAREAL (Imp) 1.5 years Basenji male, upstanding dog and excellent condition. Good head type with correct wrinkling. Excellent neck and topline. Well developed in body, excellent side gait, could be just a little cleaner coming.
KC Special Beginners Group (Utility)
- Davis Mrs M Twoofus Wandering Star 3 year old Standard Poodle female, stands with a lovely outline and in excellent condition. Pleasing headpiece with nice chiselling, excellent lips and pigment. Good development in the body and standing well on tight feet. Movement was free and easy, very well presented and handled.
- Lock Mr R & Denning Mrs C LOCKENSTOX LIGHTENING 10months old Miniature Schnauzer female. Lovely size and proportions and excellent outline. Long nicely balanced head with dark eye and typical expression. Neat ears. Good neck, topline and tailset. Enough forechest, could have a little more angulation in front. Moved well in all directions. Excellent coat texture and very well presented and handled.
Best Veteran on the Day (Hound/Utility)
- CROOK Mrs S Charjilliam Sheer Simplicity 7.5 years old Lhasa Apsos female presented in excellent coat and condition and not showing her age. Very feminine and of good size and proportions. Balanced head with dark eye together with head furnishings showing typical expression. Excellent neck onto firm topline and well set tail. Good chest and length of rib. Stands well with good angulation fore and aft. Pleasing on the move with an excellent side gait and true going.
- Ellrich Mrs D & Mr M CH MALRICH SIR RUFF DIAMOND. 7 year old Basset Hound male impressive and in excellent condition. Well proportioned masculine head with a typical eye and expression. Strong neck and topline with a well set on tail. Excellent chest and forechest with strong hindquarters which he used well on the move displaying a powerful and positive gait.
Judge: Jean Lawless