EAST OF ENGLAND SHOW 2018.
AV HOUND/TERRIER/TOY VETERAN STAKES. FIRST DAY
Quality class, with some hard choices to make, very impressive handling, coupled with temperaments second to none.
My short list included the, Std B/T Dach’s , Maltese, Japanese Chin, and Min Pincher. All scored well on the move, both reach, drive, and pace the name of the game,finally
1 Welbourn & Dowse “IR CH ZUMARNIK HOT PURSUIT CW12” Shcm
9 year old dog, a striking well coated maltese male , who scores so well in both presentation and on the move, loved his confident attitude and balance. Classic overall shape, lovely liquid dark eye. Superb.
2 Hunts “CH CWMDARHIAN HOGANS HERO AT CARPACCIO” JW. Smooth Dachs.
A quality 8 year old in his prime and as boyant as a three year old. Calm and so well collected on the table, even more so on the move. A well muscled, mature male out to impress. Strong confident expression, and such a level firm top line. Smooth action in all directions, so very very sound.
3 Pearce & Hanns “CH STEPHETER WANNA SHOUT FOR RAKUCHIN “
9 half year old bitch Jap Chin, Quality.
4 Collinson & Dare “ CH COLLYPINS LICKETY SPLIT “ Shcm. Dog Min Pin.
Loved the name loved the dog. Well done.
PETS AS THERAPY OPEN STAKES.
Lost for words for these extra ordinary exhibits. The pleasure they give must be unlimited. After a short shuffle my winners were.
1 Handley’s “LAWLEYMOON FIRST LOVELY” a 4 half year old brindle & fawn Whippet. Looked a million dollars on the table, equally as good on the move, sweet expression, outstanding feminine profile, good confident expression, excellent eye shape and matching colour. She produced a class winning side gait and was so sound coming and going. There was no way she was going to loo’s the class. Well done.
2 Hayes “ RAGUS FABULOUS CLOWN” Shcm.
4 year old Norwich for being a clown he really made my day, such a robust individual, smart on the table, full of confidence, so good for type. One who I’m sure would be up to the job in hand. Excellent bone really good angles, quality coat. Scored well on the move, sound coming and going, well balanced side gait. Well handled.
3 Welbourn,Dowse “IR CH ZUMARNIK HOT PURSUIT CW12” Shcm.
My pets for therapy winner, delightfull.
4 Dimon “ LABBADAX INSPIRATION FOR DIMERLIN “ D
3 half long haired Dach. Have a full house, type, profile and so confident, coupled with quality handling. Well done.
EUKANUBA CHAMPIONSHIP STAKES.
A much reduced class, but as always at this level, full of quality and exhibits schooled to the highest level. My leading four were eye catching and a pleasure to go over. All table dogs who excelled in presentation.
1 Jones “CH JOTHRYN BJORNE TO LOVE” JW D
5 year old cream/brindle Whippet, table trained to perfection. This mature male just did not put a foot wrong, so typical of the breed, such a delightful, confident expression. Overall profile couldn’t be faulted. Especially good front angles. Very tidy feet. Gave a fine display on the move, loose lead still which always impresses me. Running true in all directions, perfect pace and so well collected. Well done.
2 Forsythe & Milkins “ CH WITCHSTONE TOMMY HAWK AT RICHPIN” D
19 month old English Toy Terrier, so young to be made up. But I can see the reason why. Such a well developed classic type male. Confident, free standing ad out to impress, which he surely did. Loved every bit of him, especially doing his stuff on the ground. Ultra sound and such a smooth mover. Another slack lead merchant. Lost out to my on form Whippet. But theres bound to be another day, loved him.
3 Cawtherera-Purday “ CH RETA HUGO’S THERE LIREVA “ Pomeranian
2 year old striking male, in the frame at all times, scoring well for type and soundness. As always handling of top quality. Well done.
4 Hall & Ellis “CH/GER CH BRACKENFALL BOK TO BACH “ JW WW17.
A stunning Border Terrier. So very masculine ,and carrying the classic head which I so admire. Delightful, one who will always please.
EUKANUBA CHAMPIONSHIP STAKES UTILITY/GUNDOG. SECOND DAY
Another classic example of the top dogs pulling out all the stops. It just doesn’t get any easier sorting out the best of the best.
1 Bryant,Nelson & Morris “AM/IR CH/SH CH SILHOUETTE TROUBLING NASAILLEEN WITH MYCALLEY’S” D
5 year old black American cocker spaniel, a stunning example of the breed, on top form, such a masculine well made head, on top of a neck of good length into the very best of top lines. In coat, which was immaculate, coupled with front and rear angles second to none. Robust reach and drive on the move. Which was so smooth and effortless at times the handler was at full stretch to keep up with him. Superb in presentation the icing on the cake. Fantastic.
2 Milligan- Bott & Bott “SH CH THENDARA COMMITMENT “ JW D
5 year old smart Irish Setter giving a grand display both in presentation and on the move. This mature male was handled with perfection, using his outstanding conformation, and structure. So well balanced from head to toe, his profile in particular was word perfect. He gave of his very best on the move, not only sound but such a graceful side gait, this alone gave him the edge on most in the class. Loved him.
3 Bevis “CH SOUSKA EMPTY ROOM AT STARLANCE “ JW Shcm D
5 year old Tibetan Spaniel. Scored so well on the table, confident of superb type, in coat and out to please. Kept up the pressure on the move and delivered a sterling well balanced side gait , almost airbourne, sound coming and going. Well done.
4 Coode “CH WARRINGAH’S PERTH “ JW Shcm D
5 year old very robust well boned Labrador Retriever, such a delight to go over. Excellent proportions, starting with a classic well made head, Top and underlines very good. Best of angles fore and aft. Hocks well let down, used at best to provide a sound side gait. In excellent command. So well handled.
EUKANUBA CHAMPIONSHIP STAKES WORKING/PASTORAL
Very early start , pleased to see a much better turn out than day one and two. I short listed eight, the Finnish Lapphund, Border Collie, Bullmastiff, Siberian Husky, Great Dane, Shetland Sheepdog, Alaskan Malamute, Bearded Collie. All performed so well in the run off. Movement was the deciding factor.
1 Fancetts “ SH CH LACEWAY PHOTO FINISH” D
Border Collie, one I’ve admired for some time. A fine example of the breed. In coat and so well presented. Strong expression excellent reach of neck, had such a outstanding firm top line. Scored so well with a even steady pace on the move, he had reach drive, and balance. Well done.
2 Jackson’s “CH TILKKUTVURKIN HALLANTKOMA TO ELBERETH” JW B FINNISH LAPPHUND
Haven’t seen her since I gave her BOB some years ago, she was just a junior then. I haven’t changed my mind. So good for type, soft expression, well used ears, classic shape. Well coated, sable colour of good texture. Very confidant and so well collected, a dream of an exhibit an the move, so very light on her feet. Very very sound. Just couldn’t denigh her this top place.
3 Smith “ CH SNOWSHOES AURORA BOREALIS “ JW Shcm. Malamute B
Mature on her toes, so well handled.
4 Bowen & Wilfort “CH SUNDABISH MR MAJEIKA “ D
Bullmastiff, my Buddies Stakes winner from last year, never disappoints and pleased to place him so highly today.
5 Thomas “CH MYTER EYE TO EYE” JW B Shetland Sheepdog, my only table dog today, so very good on the table, B/T and out to please. Handled to perfection, so very good for type, of good size, and in immaculate condition. Well done.
The overall three day winner the Gundog “AM/IR CH/SH C/A SILHOUETTE TROUBLING NASAILLEEN WITH MYCALLEY’S AMERICAN COCKER”
Runner up “Sh Ch LACEWAYS PHOTO FININSH” D Border Collie.
AUSTRALIAN CATTLE DOGS
POST GRAD DOG
1 Jebson & Plummer “ AUSTMAN IRONMAN “
18 month old on the bottom rung off the ladder but oh my a very promising future I hope. Best of head, a red with a striking expression, soft and yet quite keen. Really does need to fill out, but ok for bone, and having such well made fore and aft angles, tidy feet, sound and well presented.
1 Wright ,Smith, & Cartwright “L’INCANTO DI MONTE TONICO “(IMP ITA)
3 half year old Blue with red overlay, a very well boned strong male, in his prime, and excellent type, best of heads, really well balanced. Used his ears most of the time. Strong level top line, good tail set All angles were word perfect. Elbows well tucked in. ok for bone, very tidy feet Well presented, a runner took him around, and really got the best out of him, such a smooth far reaching side gait. Good coming and going. Looked good in the challenge. BD, BOB. About time. Well done.
2 Jebsons “COOLARA TE DREAMING”
4 year old red, quite mature for his age, but so much to like about him, I’m sure another year will see an improvement. Well balanced profile, settled in presentation. Ok for bone, and had really good shoulders. Top line, ok at times, a bit of a gay tail. A little close away but sound coming and had some reach on side gait. Likable.
1 Jebson & Plummer. “ AUSTMANS DOPPLER EFFECT “
2 year old, blue mottled or spotted which ever you like. Now this one I’ve seen before and he just does not disappoint. Not a big dog, a fact that put him in the reserve seat for today. Such a well balanced exhibit, both in head and body. Very confident in presentation, very bright expression, best of eyes and ears. Top line good, all angles good. On the move he showed a gait that would be there at the end of the day, a well deserved RCC, with more to come I’m sure.
1 Jebson “ AUSTMANS SIXTH SENCE “
8 month old blue. A well put together young lady, showing a confidence beyond her years, handled to perfection. At this age only time will tell, but for me now, I feel she has a bright future. So very feminine, and yet good for type, I would like her to grow on with a little more substance, darling of an expression, eye’s, ears, planes all good, top line couldn’t be better, most of the time. Good front and rear assemblies. Tidy feet, ultra sound. BP. Well done on RBCC.
1 Jebson “ AUSTMANS NEVER HAVE I EVER “
14 month old blue, such a striking young lady with a handler who ticked all the boxes, keeping her on her toes and, producing a faultless presentation. She scored so well for type, feminine head, yet very cattle dog expression, by that I mean keen, alert and very composed. Good reach of neck, spot on top line, very good tail carriage. Best of front and rear assembly. Nice tuck at loin. Move out so well, just the right pace, collected, smooth effortless side gait BCC. Couldn’t be any better. Well done.
1 Jebson “ CH AUSTMANS GOOD CALL “
3 year old mature girl, a blue who was put out of the frame by her stable mates, so much to like about her, but today, just a fraction jaded. I’m putting that down to the weather. There is so much to like about her, I have seen her on top form and I’m sure I will again. Smart feminine head. Neck to croup good, high wither, lost her top line at times in presentation, ok for bone and good feet, liked her front construction coupled to a strong well made rear. Moved out soundly, but really did need another year.
1 Omlo “ OMLO HANDLED BY JEBSON. “AUSTMANS KUNG FU BLU” SHCM,
8 year old mature blue, she just needs to firm up her top line to be in with a better chance in the challenge. Lovely feminine head and expression, she is confident, but seems to loose interest at times, handler really did work hard to keep her on board. Good front, ok for bone. Underline good, good chest proportion, like most today. Didn’t put enough effort into her gaiting, even so she is sound and well collected. Stirling effort by the handler. B V.
Judge MIKE VINES.
1 Benton “ OAKESTELLE ARTEMIS “ B/M
13 month at just over a year old I found her of outstanding quality, on her own, but I feel there can’t be that many around to offer her a challenge. Striking head qualities, eyes well placed and of the correct shape, excellent ears used to best effect. Her top line was just about as good as it can get, such an even line from neck to croup, including a high wither, and a well angled croup, tail set perfect. Front assembly shoulder to elbow correct, and under line good. Moderate turn of stifle, short hocks. Smooth action in all directions, so very sound and at the right pace, but in the frame for best. RB Bitch.
1 Bentons “ OAKESTELLE VENUS DE MILO “
5 year old B/M I felt she really did have a lot to offer, so feminine for type and construction. Beautiful head with eye’s and ears so typical of the breed. Excellent reach of neck, at first glance, her top line held true especially on the move. But in present when over stretched her top line went, what a pity. She will I’m sure improve.
Sound and with out doubt a smart lady. Excellent reach and drive, running true away and back.
1 Lister “MANORDEIFI MISS DAISY AT NEWARP “ JW
7 half year old Tri, very well balanced head, lovely eye, shape and colour, average reach of neck, well defined wither, carrying a little weight, but moved out well on the move. Solid top line, really good angles which included shoulders to upper arm, and moderate turn of stifle with strong well let down hocks. Good feet. Running true away and back, very well handled. Liked her. BB BOB.
2 Griffiths “ ALOPEX LITTLE SUMMER “
9 half year old sable. Soft expression, eyes and ears ok, ears in particular, made good by correct handling. Liked her top line. Shoulders good, upper arm a little short, good chest proportion, under line had a nice tuck at loin. Ok for bone. Fore her age she had a smooth steady side gait, came up short on reach but had the correct follow through. Well handled.
JUDGE MIKE VINES