1. Speck – Sarscottah Astro
Three years two months B/W ticked powerfully built dog with outstanding bone and the best of full, close, strongly nailed feet, ears broad, lengthy and well feathered. In excellent bloom of coat and super muscled condition across the loin and hindquarters with well boned pasterns. Lay of shoulder could be slightly better but he was very impressive for overall body condition, coat well textured and feathered, lengthy and dense with thick tail reaching almost to hocks. Head proportions were excellent with chiselling in evidence and I preferred his eye set and expression to that of his brother, super strength in the muzzle and nostrils full. Excellent level topline and moved soundly though slightly close at the rear which was one reason I favoured the bitch for BOB. BD & BOS.
2. Thomson – Ir.Sh.Ch. Lux. Ch. Sarscottah Arris
Litter brother to the winner B/W ticked, a more elegant outline but not in the body condition and lacking coat on the day of the winner. Skull slightly wider but both dogs have lovely mature and similar heads with strong under-jaw, correct stop and enhanced chiselling. Stands with first class front, straight and true moving with more forward reach and rear drive than the winner. Well angulated throughout and sound action with pleasing tail carriage, RBD.
1. Thomson – Lux. Jun. Sarscottah Charizma Ir J Ch.
Brown with notable white chest patch, eighteen months noble, elegant outline and well constructed though topline could be better, pleasing reach of neck. Head balanced, feminine and not exaggerated, calm expression with plenty of strength in the head developing nicely, correct stop, ears well set and covered with good length of hair reaching beyond nose, ears broad. Lovely depth of body and good body condition, sprung and ribbed well back, tight across the short loins. Another lacking coat on the day but scored with her super sound movement and strong, thick, lengthy well feather tail set and carried to enhance the picture on the move. Very strong bone and pasterns with the best of feet, very well raised and padded which went to her advantage though I would not wish to see bone any stronger, BB & BOB.
2. Thomson – Ir.Sh.Ch.Lux.Ch. Ger VDH Sarscottah Aura
Three years two months B/W ticked sister to BD, a well proportioned head but weaker than that of the winner, lovely length of well feathered ears reaching across the muzzle, strongly boned throughout with well muscled hindquarters and sound on the move. Slightly down on front pasterns, not the close, well padded feet of the first bitch and topline could be better, not carrying the body condition and coat that I would have liked on the day, RBB.
Judge – Richard Morris (Lascoed)