Border Counties Hound Club Open Show
28th July 2018
Kevan Berry (Ricksbury)
PG D/B (2, 0)
1 Ellett & Blackburn-Bennett Janter Sylvester a hound with a balanced body, pleasing head, lovely eye and expression. He has a good neck and shoulders and is well proportioned throughout.
2 Johnson Skyrose Sea of Papavas at Viridis nice bitch of ideal size, just a bit untidy in front coming towards me and could be more positive behind.
OD (2, 0)
1 Ellett Nibrass Celebraion Tea a handsome hound with a well balance body. His head is lovely as are his proportions, a delightful dark expressive eye, excellent neck and shoulders. Needs more weight but easy effortless mover happy to award him BOB
2 Smith Ryazan Joshua at Julam ShCM another lovely hound, nice size well proportion body in good coat and condition. Moved soundly, just preferred the more refined head of the winner.
OB (5, 2)
1 Conroy Quarentas Lifes First Love at Enolam nice sized hound, good deep body with a well sprung rib. Pleasing outline, good bone, a sweet feminine head and a kind expression.
2 Johnson Skyrose Sea of Papavas at Viridis see PG
3 Eardley Ryazan Perdita of Hillohawks ShCM
On paper a lovely entry 16 hounds but marred by absentees
P (1, 0)
1 Barnes Hazianne Mini Eclipse bitch puppy just 6 months old very pleasing head with a beautiful eye. She has good bone and movement for her age, obviously she needs a lot of time to grow and develop into a very promising hound.
PG D/B (9, 7)
1 Das Purkayastha Ballyphelan Asansol Among Neckrebagh 15 months well grown young dog, very nice head, his eye could be darker. Good bone, excellent neck and shoulders. Stands a lot of ground and has strong powerful movement that covers the ground well.
2 Barnes Hazianne Partial Eclipse handsome puppy who needs to settle. He has a nice expression and again should finish well if rested.
OD (4, 3)
1 Das Purkayastha Ravensbeech Romanus Amoung Neckrebagh a masculine dog with a great neck and shoulders. Pleasing head, straight long back. Stands a lot of ground, broad powerful rear and sound mover back and front BOB.
I was delighted to be invited to judge this my favourite breed. I was touched by the support that the Deerhound fraternity gave me. From the 22 dogs entered 16 were present. It is fair to say I did not have a bad exhibit, a day I will never forget.
P (3, 1) this was a challenge for me as I considered both outstanding bitches.
1 Constantine Cotherstone Serenade at Kaleginy she appealed for her wonderful all over balance and her more positive movement. Particularly in front, she has a lovely long head with a slight rise over her beautiful eyes that gave the desired expression. Her eyes were dark and she has neat ears. Strong neck and wonderful lay of shoulder. Correct body proportions with well arched loin and strong powerful movement, even at this tender age both ways. A good coat texture. She shows great promise but like the second puppy in this class they need time to develop into the beautiful bitches I am sure they will become. BPB & RBPS
2 Bailey Greyflax Pearls a Singer perhaps a little unsettled on the move but she is still a baby and it is probably what you would expect in a breed where development can be slow. So well let down behind with a vey good turn of stifle and she has good width behind. Again, a lovely head, neat ears charming expression, in good coat of a harsh texture. A puppy with lovely legs and feet. This was certainly a case for splitting hairs in this class.
PG D/B (6, 0) another good class.
1 Finnett & Heathcote Hyndsight Careless Whisper 1st and very fit for function. Just look at that fabulous rear, ultra sound both ends. Great neck and shoulder placement, good broad forearm and very strong feet. Deep chest, well arched loin, very strong hips well set apart. (as did all from this amazing kennel). Her long tapering tail almost touched the ground, correct coat texture. A young bitch maturing well and I predict a very bright future.
2 Constantine Kaleginy Antheia beautiful feminine bitch with a delightful head, she had that faraway look in her eye. Totally balanced throughout, excellent body proportions and a lovely example of the breed.
3 Hawkins Thistle at Kwaricott
OD (6, 3)
1 Peach Kilbourne Shrike a big handsome young dog with great ring presences. He possesses a wonderful head set on an arched neck, excellent shoulders. The construction of a greyhound in body, he has wonderful legs and feet. He was not overcoated and his coat was crisp to the touch. A perfect sized male that I have admired since he came out as a raw baby. He still has more to give and time will give him the maturity that will make him a great Deerhound. Not that he is not now BOB.
2 Finnett & Heathcote Hyndsight On the Run and other that ticks all the boxes, perhaps he has better width and broader hips that the winner. A graceful outline on the move. A proud head carriage, lovely keen eye and expression. A very good crisp harsh textured coat. Both him and the dog above should make their titles.
3 Smith Hyndsight Timespace at Julam
OB (7, 2) again other strong class 1st and 2nd had little to separate them, the winner just scored in her neck.
1 Finnett & Heathcote Hindsight in Your Dreams a beautiful head with a charming expression, a broad skull with neat ears, long lean head of ideal proportions. Clean neck and shoulder. Marvellously board forearm, excellent body proportions and good wide hips. She had a well bent stifles, powerful active mover, a truly lovely bitch who I understand has recently been made up and I can see why.
2 Morton & Morgan Chuilinn Ballad same remarks apply to 2nd so sound and elegant on the move. Another worthy of her title, her harsh textured coat that was not over coated, a bitch with lovely bone well arched loin.
3 Morton Morgan & Constantine Cotherstone Islay Mist at Kaleginy