BORDER COUNTIES GUNDOG CLUB
27 JANUARY 2019
My thanks to the officers and committee for the invitation to judge 10 classes of Goldens. Whilst not a numerically strong entry I was privileged to go over some high quality dogs
Puppy Dog (3 1 absent)
Not much to separate these two; just preferred top line of winner
1 Hodgson Tanalia Meant To Be 7 ½ month baby with some considerable maturing to do. However a very well constructed young man. Moved and showed well. Level top line and balanced in profile. Masculine head in the making. Well presented. Good neck set into well laid back shoulders. Very adequate angulation fore and aft. Best Puppy dog
2 McCormack Flyngalee Signature A lot to like about this 10 month old. Very well presented and as you would expect showed/handled well. Lovely masculine head with the kindest of expressions. This boy seemed to enjoy his showing with a happy disposition. Straight front and tight neat feet. Adequate depth to body and good angles.
Junior Dog (4 1 absent)
1 Woods Daily Ray Hope of Heart to Amirene Pleasing shape and balance displayed by this 14 month old. Carrying just the right amount of weight and adequate depth of body/spring of rib. I thought he moved a little close behind but covered the ground well. Muscular strong neck and good layback of shoulder with adequate length of upper arm Level top line with good bend of stifle.
2 Thomson Corsemaul I’m Staying Although this boy is well constructed I thought on the day he was carrying more weight than I would have liked. Good top line and balanced in profile. Powerful neck and good angulation front and rear. Masculine head without any hint of coarseness. Moved well
3 Webster Tashsheen Peppermint
Graduate Dog (5 2 absent)
1 McDonald Lamancha Magical Moments So well presented, lovely coat. Took my eye immediately and lived up to expectations when I went over him. Such a balanced and symmetrical outline. Deep in rib and short coupled. Super neck set into well laid back shoulders. Level topline and good rear angles. Very neat feet. Handsome head and super dark pigment. Strode out with drive. Best dog and BOS.
2 Webster Tashsheen Peppermint Would have liked a little more substance. Good top line and angles good both rear and front. Not really my head type. Moved OK.
3 McGuffie Milltimber Moonriver
Limit Dog (3 0 absent)
1 Maddison Jaymardy Bailey Way This 5 ½ year old lad proved to be a real handful for his owner. He did however move well when he chose to. Very nice shape when standing and good conformation throughout. Well laid back shoulders and adequate upper arm. Strong powerful but not stuffy neck. Straight front and good depth to chest. Top line level and rear angles in line with front angulation. Nicely presented coat
2 McGuffie Milltimber Island Mist A nice looking dog. Masculine head. Good bone throughout. Straight front and neat feet. Well muscled loin. Would have liked a little more layback of shoulder. Good bend of stifle. Positive mover
3 Webster Tashsheen Hudson
Open (3 0 absent)
1 Thomson Corsemaul New Kid on the Bloc 7 ½ year old who showed like a youngster. Looked well in profile although I would have preferred slightly less rear angulation. Strong powerful neck and straight front. Good front assembly. Nice coat. Moved well if a little of a handful for his owner. Best Veteran in Breed.
2 McGuffie Drumkilty Oisin of Milltimber Another veteran who belied his years. 11 years of age and still enjoying his showing. Moved well with drive. Nice level top line and good at front and rear. Handsome head.
3 3 Webster Tashsheen Hudson
Puppy Bitch (5 2 absent)
1 McCormack Flyngalee Tiptoes Gorgeous 10 month old. Everything where you wanted it to be with little if any exaggeration anywhere. A superb example of the breed at this age and a good example of the whole picture exceeding the individual components. A delightful feminine head and expression, good reach of neck set on well laid back shoulders. Great straight front and super neat feet. Sufficient depth to the body and short coupled. Level top line and good tail set. Rear angulation good with nothing over done. Extremely well presented and well shown. Best Puppy in Breed and delighted that she went Best Puppy in Show
2 McDonald Lamancha New Adventure This 6 month old baby did her owner proud. Not at all concerned at being in the ring and showed extremely well. Good angles front and rear. Top line level. Lovely neck and delightful feminine head. Early days obviously but displayed potential in plenty and I shall watch for her progress with interest
3 Lochhead Bluebraes Meadow Pipit
Junior Bitch (5 1 absent)
1 Scott and Briggs Largymore Lingering Look. One I have judged before and I had no reason to revise my earlier high opinion of her. She was pressed hard for first place by another beautiful bitch but overall I preferred the shape and type of this one. Mid gold and well presented. Nothing flashy about her but so very sound throughout with very little to fault in conformation. Sweet feminine head, elegant neck set on well laid back shoulders. Super angles front and rear but not in any way overdone. Straight front and good depth to body. Moved very steadily. Fought off some stern opposition to take BOB.
2 Clarkson Glitters Rainbow Over Drumkilty Totally different type to winner but what a beauty in her own glamorous way. A real beauty queen but with an underlying soundness of conformation and condition. Beautiful feminine head with lovely dark eye. Very good front assembly with more than adequate depth to body and spring of rib. Lovely neat feet with super bone throughout. Lovely mover and showed very well.
3 Douglas and Douglas Drumkilty Mavourneen
Graduate Bitch (5 3 absent)
1 Scott and Briggs Largymore Lingering Look
2 Clarkson Glitters Rainbow Over Drumkilty
Limit Bitch (3 1 absent)
1 Clarkson Glitters Rainbow Over Drumkilty
2 Middlemiss and Middlemiss Harmarjoy Winter Story Nicely presented bitch who I thought to be a little high at back end. Moved satisfactorily. Pleasing head with good reach of neck. Straight at front and good angles fore and aft.
Open Bitch (5 0 absent)
This was a super class with real strength in depth
1 Maddison Jaymardy Hidden Secret Beautiful 3 ½ year old girl who I have admired from ring side. Was a real contender for top honours. Superb shape when viewed in profile. Very compact girl with plenty of substance. Level top line, straight front and short coupled. Nice head and elegant neck. Good lay back of shoulder and correct length of upper arm. Moved well. Very well presented.
2 Clarkson Glitters Over Drumkilty
3 McDonald Lamancha Keep A Secret
JOHN MILLWARD (JUDGE)