WINDSOR DOG SHOW SOCIETY
30TH JUNE 2018.
My sincere thanks to the society for the opportunity of judging my breed once again. Before I continue let me say what an outstanding lay out Windsor provided for the exhibiters. Such detail in gangways, grooming areas etc. Well done. The breed had a very acceptable in and out ring of really good size, as did most on the day. Good entry very few absentee’s. A variety of sizes, but most good for type. Presentation unfortunately was very poor, difficult to assess dentition and handlers getting pace wrong on the move. But at the end on the day I found my top dogs and bitches very acceptable.
1 Hood & Collins “CH ARNSCROFT DI NAH SAWR US REX” SHCM
7 year old wheaten . Strong well made and presented male, loved his masculine profile. Best of heads, confident expression, very dark eye, well used ears. His withers were well defined, running into a strong level top line, good tail set and both fore and aft angles second to none. Tight feet, good underline, strong well let down hocks. Sound on the move, but I would have liked a slacker lead, ran true coming and going. Best Veteran in breed and an excellent second in the shows veteran group. Well done.
2 Cobb & Kent “CH TRELOWEN VERYAN TO KNYTSHALL” B
9 year old and still on her toes, so feminine, loved her well balanced profile, and so typical of the breed. Softest of expression, steady in presentation, a bit of a fidget at times. Kept her eye on the ball at all times, both top and underlines good. Shoulders well set, elbows well tucked in. Strong rear assembly for her age. Came up a little short on the move, sound, but didn’t give me the reach I’ve seen her produce in the passed. Well done.
3 Norman’s “ MARAMBU TAMNAVUIN “
1 Cobb & Kent “KOROMANDEL BEST SERVED COLD AT KNYTSHALL”
13 month old rich wheaten youngster, full of it, and not willing to give in. For me one of the best exhibits on the day. But apart from type and soundness presentation is the end game. He will get there in time. Best of heads, such a smart keen expression, darkest of eyes, well placed and active ears, well develop neck of good length, withers high, top line firm and of good length. Excellent tail set. All angles correct, over active on the move, discipline just went out the window. But sound. Lost the plot in the final challenge. Loved him.
POST GRAD DOG
1 Hood & Glaholm & Wildig “STURTMOOR EEZA GEEZA AT BUHCAFREY”
23 month old semi mature pale wheaten, strong head good plan’s, tight lips, ears well set. Moderate reach of neck. Well defined wither, top ok but did slacken off at times, tail needs to tighten up. Very good shoulders, and well connected to upper arm. Very good for bone, tidy feet. He eased into an acceptable present, but needs to keep his eye on the ball. Liked his very strong rear assembly, short firm hock, all of which gave him a powerful side gait. Pace I think could go up a tad. Looked tired in the challenge.
2 Sercombes “ TRELOWEN COLANE”
20 month old black. Handler struggled at times to keep him up to speed. Rather leggy individual which was also out of coat. But having said that I did like the head which was so well balanced. Neck of good length, good top line. All angles ok. When he does fill out, which I hope he does I feel he will show a much better profile. Rather unsettled in present, not nervous, just naughty. Movement was sound. But pace was erratic, handler needs to move at the same pace althrough.
1 Stonton “ARNSCROFT IN DIANA JACK”
2 years old wheaten, not a big dog, but well within the breeds limit. From the beginning this semi mature male scored so well in all area’s. So well handled, and kept up to speed, by very good handling. I found him a delight to go over. He was so well balanced although, such a correctly cast head, planes, eye shape and colour, ears, pigment, all there. Neck of good reach which flowed into a nice high wither, and a firm level top line. Worth a mention was how firm and well muscled he is, not an ounce of fat on him. Fore and aft angles correct, good straight legs, tidy feet. Very roomy chest proportions, under line had a nice tuck at loin. Very strong hocks, used to promote a very well balanced action on the move. Couldn’t fault his pace or soundness. In particular, loose lead, correct well balanced side gait. His deportment and presentation in the final challenge was faultless. BD BOB. Made my day, Well done.
2 Butler “ARNSCROFT ACES HI DI OF TELSTAR “
5 year old, pale wheaten , rather heavy set, liked his head piece and confident expression, a little unsettled in presentation and did loose interest at times. A difficult dog to handle I would say, but the young man in the driving seat did do well to keep him on the straight and narrow. Good top line. Slightly short fore leg. Good for bone. Shoulder had a good angle, but I would like a little more turn of stifle. Sound but needs to go up a gear on the move.
3 Cook “ ARNSCROFT DIABLO”
1 Smith “ ARNSCROFT NEVER SAY DI “
2 half year old pale wheaten. Top size male, on his toes, and so well presented. I found him an eye catching individual in present. So alert and so well collected. Outstanding profile. Rather heavy boned. Smart expression and so eager to please. Ears so active and so well set. Strongest of neck, high wither. Solid level top line which was held at all times. Good tail set. A robust frame work with shoulders and a so well made rear assembly. He moved out so well on the move produced a very sound side gait, but I must say I would have liked a little more pace in all directions, not a lazy mover but just a little subdued. Gave of his best in the challenge. RBD, but another day could see a change of fortune. Well done.
2 Coe’s “ BIG DADDY “
6 years old wheaten, so much to like about him, rather noisy and demanding at times. Good overall balance both in head and body. Well defined wither, good top line, became unsettled in present, such a well made front and rear assembly, very good feet. Very strong well let down hocks. He is very sound but slightly erratic on the move, maintaining an even pace would improve the usual effect. \well done.
G.C. D & B
1 Crocker “ KNYTCHALL NOOR UL AIN “ B
2 year old Black girl, not a big girl but one who ticked quite a few box’s. Needs to improve on present a question of who’s in charge. Would like a little more substance to improve her overall profile, I know she did well under me as a puppy, but I felt a little disappointed. Her top and underlines are good. Ok fore and aft angles, very short and firm hocks. Sound but lacked pace. Another day I hope.
1 Norman “ ARNSCROFT DELILAH AT VEEKAY “
Better than average present from this 13 month old wheaten, such a feminine expression, soft and yet alert. Well balanced head piece, eye shape and colour very good, tight lips as were most today. Good mobile ears. Moderate reach of neck, well defined wither, which was high and ran into a level top line, which needs to firm up a little. Good tail set. Angles front and rear ok but did no extends on the move, I feel the pace must increase to achieve the desired effect, still very sound.
2 Butterworth & Butterworth “ KOROMANDEL GILD THE LILY “
13 month the litter sister to junior dog, and very similar. At a glance she is quite eye catching, but another that needs schooling to progress. Excellent profile. So feminine and alert. Ok for bone and has good well made front and rear . Didn’t extend on the move and toed in coming and going. Moving up a gear could improve. Side gait didn’t look to bad, lets see what the future holds.
1 Sercombes “ TRELOWEN DIZZY RASCAL “
24 month, wheaten, such a promising young lady, a slight improvement in presentation is needed, classic head, confident and cocky expression, her fore and aft hind quarter couldn’t be any better. Top and under lines were compatible. Good roomy chest, coupled to a slight tuck at loin gives the profile that added touch of balance. She moved well, even pace, moderate reach, with a strong hind action, this alone kept her in my mind for the BCC final challenge really liked her. BCC. Well handled.
2 Crocker “KNYTSHALL NOOR UL AIN “ My G.C winner.
3 Bradbury & Bradbury “ ARNSCROFT SPRING DAISY DI “
1 Sercombes “ IRCH TOKYN SEQUOIA “
7 year old mature wheaten, very robust, carrying a little weight, but still alert and on her toes. Out lines are good, coupled with a smart, well proportioned head peace. She still has that clear dark eye, very active ears, top line level and held firm at all times a feature which kept her in my eye during the bitch challenge. Very good shoulders to upper arm coupling. Strong rear assembly, in particular her hocks not only short but very firm, sound on the move hit the right pace, and had enough reach and drive to impress. RCC and well deserved.
2 Garvie “ RHIALIS LUCINA “
An old favourite, still as noisy as ever but also as likable. Smart head piece, such an outstanding, confident expression, at times this attitude can be her downfall. High wither, top line today not as firm as I would like. A consideration which was costly. This apart she still has those well made front and rear assembles. Ok for bone. Still moving well, did rear up on gaiting, two Dogue De Bordeaux’s came a bit close to our ring. Nice to see this girl again.
3 Cale.Sterling,Dobson “ BIBBITY BOBBITY BU “.
I’ve tried not to be to severe in my write up, but things must really improve. Thank you all for your entry, nice to meet the new comers. Hot day but I felt you all coped very well. A very pleasant day.
JUDGE MIKE VINES