Super show atmosphere where a small but experienced committee excelled. Thank you for inviting me and to all exhibitors for their kind entries each was much appreciated.
Whippet P (3,1)
- Bowrey – Cobyco Cool Runner
Free moving grey/brown eight months dog with attractive, balanced breed outline very well muscled for his age and strong across the loins. Well proportioned lean head, excellent dark pigmentation and appealing expression. Lovely lay of shoulder and reach of neck, deep chest, stifles well turned, BP & PG3.
2. Mainwaring – Dowdrogo’s Scarlet Prince
Eight months dog preferred the shoulder set of the winner, still a sound mover but lacking the reach and drive of the above. Another very well bodied exhibit and conditioned muscle for his age, graceful and compact outline. Head well balanced with slight stop and the very best of well knuckled, oval feet.
- Toogood – Nichrisar Druid Boy
Rising sixteen months brown dog pleasing for size and breed type, lovely bone straight and strong with sinews on show, pasterns well set, very well constructed with good neck and shoulders. Excels in quality of expression, firm loins and muscled hindquarters. Balanced standing and moving with excellent depth of brisket
2.Turnbull – Together For Ever At Turnstone
Seventeen months white/grey bitch rangier outline than the winner a quality exhibit not so settled on the day. Very well angulated throughout and beautifully muscled preferred muzzle finish of the winner.
3. Strong & Clinton – Amphoras Magiq In Vogue By Mackjama
Sixteen months smaller bitch than the above with slightly rounded rather than oval eye rim shape I considered which influenced her expression and not the front of the winners for me. Pleasing outline and construction, compact proportions with excellent tight oval feet and impressively muscled hindquarters.
- Turnbull – Turnstone Red Hot Diva
Nineteen months old bitch very well boned quality exhibit of excellent breed type possessing a most attractive head and expression. White/brown attractively marked, firmly developed hindquarters and second thighs, compact, oval feet, well arched, a lovely sound mover.
2. Toogood – Nichrisar Druid Boy
3. Franklin – Haccasbrook Madame Gigi
Rising two years brown/grey bitch excelled in muscled, fit condition with excellent bone though slightly down in front pasterns I considered. Beautifully presented with good depth of chest, firm loin and close feet, well arched toes. Would prefer a bit more length of ribcage to length of coupling for balance.
- Bellamy – Kandalama Royale
Rising four years brown/white/grey dog impressed me for overall balance and proportions, quality and type a super true mover coming and going with pleasing forward lift and extension. Excellent straight, solid front, elbows close, arched, strong neck and lovely lay of shoulders. Ribcage well sprung reaching well back and deep chested, super bone and close, oval feet, BOB & G3.
2. Wayman – Speymalt Northern Star JW
Five year old smaller white/grey dog of quality desirable type, most attractive breed outline pushed the winner hard but not as settled and confident on the day. Excellent mature muscling especially on second thighs and quality bone throughout, RBOB.
3. Whitmore – Whitleara Truly Scrumpy
Rising four year old white/brindle bitch deeper in stop than those above and for me toeing in slightly standing. Compact breed outline with lovely depth of brisket and short in the couplings, not quite the hindquarter muscle finish of those above. Pleasing topline and firm across the loins, good bone, strong pasterns.
Afghan Hound PG (4,2)
- Finch & Hopper – Zandahar Xtraordinary Me At Zinzani
Eleven months black/gold dog beautifully presented, lovely balanced head dark eye colour well shaped and set, ears low set. Excellent sturdy bone, large feet well padded in excellent coat and body condition for his age, typical topline. Super flowing mover with proud head carriage and well ringed tail, BP, RBOB & PG2.
2. Godber-Ford – Affyneeta Toskcan Sun
Eleven months golden dog not the head of the winner at present but lovely complementary eye colour with richly black pigmentation and first class quality of bone. Broad hips, good length of thighs, pleasing breed type but not currently carrying the body finish or feet of the first, moved with style.
- Young – Saxonmill Mister Mister At Shirobana
Two and a quarter years dog stood alone but stood out for quality and breed type. A maturing masculine head with punishing jaws, aloof expression and super eye colour complementing finely textured coat beautifully presented. Excellent angulation throughout super overall balance, very well bodied and strong across the loins. Excels in muzzle, large feet and pads and outstanding ringed tail. A dynamic, sweeping sound mover, most impressive with proud head carriage and raised tail action, BOB & G1.
Beagle PG (6,1)
- Breeze – Dufosee Dragonfly Of Parkbreeway
Ten months bitch with lovely feminine balanced head, very appealing expression, top quality stamp with flowing, compact outline without any coarseness. Good length of neck into well placed shoulders enabling super forward extension with free striding precision keeping topline beautifully and stern held correctly, a grand mover, most promising BOB, G2 & PG1.
2. Mitchell & Wright – Huntshill Teazle
Two and a quarter years bitch, excellent breed type pleasing muzzle and defined stop, distinctive skull shape, good bone and well padded feet. Ribcage well sprung and loins short coupled, excellent close, dense coat well textured, a sound true mover.
3. Roberts & Spearing – Linkenlees Laurina
Two and a half year old bitch another fine breed type but not quite the finish of muzzle of the winners for me. Very well balanced outline, strong bone and well knuckled feet, good spring of ribcage, short coupled. Strong hindquarters well muscled, sturdy stern set and carried correctly.
- Mitchell & Roberts – Huntshill Tornado JW
Two and a quarter year old impressive tri dog, super head so well balanced with excellent finish to muzzle, full nostrils and dark pigmentation. Appealing typical expression enhanced by eye colour, shape and set, ears of correct length. Well bodied, excellent strong bone and compact feet, first class positive mover with stern typically positioned. Dense well textured coat and well muscled throughout, sadly not completely settled on the day, RBOB.
2. Anthony – Ospreagle Hot Diggity Dawg JW
Seven and a half year old dog looking really well for his years, sound type, strongly made and well knit together another excellent, precise mover with stern well carried. Masculine head well proportioned, full nostrils, topline straight and level. Compact and sturdy build, moved with determined drive.
3. Roberts & Spearling – Linkenlees Lyric Sh.CM.
Two and a half year old bitch not quite the presence of the dogs but a lovely steady, driving mover sound in front and rear. The sweetest of expressions, eyes well coloured, set and shaped, well sprung ribcage and short in the couplings. Excellent pigmentation and full nostrils on show, good bone and feet, held her topline well on the move.
Bloodhound O (2,0)
- Burnside & Manley – Houndseeker Amethyst
Rising twenty two months pleasingly typical bitch well bodied for her age with strong bone and correct for size, promising head, nostrils large and open, well balanced standing with good depth of brisket, elbows close and well ribbed back. Shoulders well laid back, the better mover of the two exhibits on the day, both entries were much appreciated, BOB.
2. Griffiths & Mortimer – Houndseeker Alaric
Twenty two months dog litter brother to the winner and similarly pleasing for type with a lovely head, more appealing eyes and tighter rims than the above, excellent bite with strong teeth. Ears lengthy with excellent bone, rich black pigmentation, good reach of neck into well laid shoulders with good depth of brisket. Needs time to develop body condition and tighten all round in my opinion, RBOB.
Rhodesian Ridgeback (3,0)
- Whitelock – Khamioka Born Of Emma
Six year old bitch solid breed type standing on excellent compact feet and well angulated throughout, firm level topline, strong across the loins, ridge well formed. A sound mover, BOB.
2. Nolan – Harambee Ku Shani Sh.CM.
Six and a half year old bitch well angulated overall but not holding her topline as well as the winner and spring of ribcage at the limit for me. Excellent strong loins and well formed ridge, pleasing lengthy head, strong muzzle, full nostrils, vibrant pigmentation. The best mover in the class on the day, RBOB.
3. Whitelock – Rumuruti Rather Hopeful
Nineteen months old bitch attractive breed outline standing but unenthusiastic on the move. Excellent pigmentation, very good compact feet, well padded and arched, firm topline, strong across loins presented in excellent well muscled condition.
AVNSC Hound J (6,1)
- Rankine – Allfreys Me And My Girl (Wire Haired Dachs)
Just six months very promising puppy bitch possessing a delightful happy temperament, sound front, well built, carrying super body condition for her tender age, head promising with lovely expression.
2. Jones – Adnerbs Rockabilly Rebel JW (Smooth Haired Dachs)
Fourteen months old dog presented in excellent condition with the best muscled hindquarters in the class, pleasing eye colour, set and shape, strong bone, well ribbed back and firm across the loins.
3. Clayton-Smith – Cairparavel Kiss From A Rose (Wire Haired Dachs)
Ten months bitch possesses a lovely head and expression and well developed hindquarters for her age but today carrying a tad too much condition for me. Better topline on show than the winner but not her movement or bite at present.
- Zaivej – Formula Uspeha Style (Min Smooth Dachs)
Eleven months dog with attractive breed outline, well balanced, a bold, determined mover with drive, strongly bone throughout, pleasingly arched toes on well padded feet. Level topline held firmly on the move, solid body condition with well muscled hindquarters on show. Dark rich pigmentation enhancing attractive eye colour, shape and set, BPAVNSC & PG4.
- Wallace – Willowheath Rebel Rock (Min Long Haired Dachs)
Two and a quarter year old dog well feathered B/Tan pleasingly proportioned masculine head and appealing expression but not as positive in front when moving as the winner and slightly short of undercoat on the day. Lovely eye colour to complement coat and firm, level topline.
- Jones – Adnerbs Lexi Get Fizzical JW Sh.CM. (Smooth Haired Dachs)
Three and a half year old bitch a stylish mover with notable forward extension, sternum well pronounced and deep bodied throughout with good clearance. A well proportioned and balanced outline for a mature exhibit in peak condition, highly typical quality exhibit with powerful hindquarter muscling, BAVNSC & G4.
2. Zaivej – Redgi Prado Sybella (Min Smooth Haired Dachs)
Three year old bitch another attractively sound mover with strongly balanced bone to body proportions and well arched feet. Typical unexaggerated breed outline, very level topline, firm and strong across the loins and slightly more tuck up than the winner but bite not as close.
AV Hound P (5,3)
- Clayton-Smith – Cairparavel Lilac Wine (Wire Haired Dachs)
Ten months bitch very pleasing for breed type, quality bone and firm, well arched feet and toes, well balanced and proportioned overall with solid front well formed for her age, coat harsh textured and lying close. A sound mover though lacking enthusiasm on the day as she does not need to carry any more weight in my opinion.
2. Zaivej – Victorypaw Tarara (Min Smooth Haired Dachs)
Rising eight months bitch well balanced feminine head, body slightly long and not the movement of the winner. Level, firm topline, good underline, well ribbed back, plenty of full sternum on show.
AV Hound Veteran (10,3)
- Hill – Kierpark It’s My Life (Whippet)
Seven and a half year old dog took my eye for quality and type in very fit, well muscled condition strong throughout and sound on the move. A lovely dog.
2. Parker & Hitch – Zendushkas Glenmorangie Sh.CM. (Afghan Hound)
Ten and a quarter year old dog beautifully presented dog with a typical, quality presence standing at this wonderful age but not the rear action of the winner.
3. Roberts & Spearling – Redcap Little Gem At Linkenlees Sh.CM.
Eleven and a half year old bitch highly typical beagle well presented and in super condition for her advancing years moving determinedly a real credit to her owners.
A/V Open Stakes (30,11)
- Lindsay – Mezanda Merry Starshower (Keeshond)
Rising three and a half year old compact square dog in lovely coat and condition without exaggeration, typical colour and patterning and brisk, confident mover giving of his best possesses a keen, alert expression.
2. Stilgoe – Alcazar Amazing Grace Via Teisgol (Pointer)
Four year old quality dog built along flowing lines, head well moulded with deep stop and excellent proportions, moved correctly with impressive reach and drive pushed the winner hard being in fit well bodied and muscled condition.
3. Challis – Highforce Future Legend JW (Hungarian Vizsla)
Three year old possessing lovely clean lines, well angulated overall with quality, lean finish to head and noble expression. Presented in solid condition, strong across the loins and straight and true on the move.
Judge – Richard Morris (Lascoed)