CHIPPENHAM & DISTRICT CANINE SOCIETY
OPEN SHOW 7 APRIL 2019
Thank you to the committee for the invitation to judge and the exhibitors for their entries.
Unfortunately only one dog in attendance on the day.
Graduate (3, 2 absent)
1st Cary’s No Strings Attached at Carycares
A really lovely 14 month old bitch and a pleasure to judge. Head has the desired ‘monkey’ expression with correct eye and nose placement. Open nostrils, good dentition and chin. Defined stop. Well set ears. Straight front leading to small tight feet, short back, well muscled rear. Tail well set and carried. She has an attractive profile and sound movement. BOB
JHA 6-11 years (7, 4 absent)
1st Sophie Reece age 9 handling a Field Spaniel
Sophie is an accomplished handler and kept her eye on me at all times. She listened to my instructions, carried out her patterns well and has a great rapport with her dog. Best JH was a difficult decision and Sophie only lost out due to presenting her dog too close to me in the challenge.
2nd Daisy O’Neill age 9 handling a Min LH Dachshund
Another promising handler who presented her dog well, just not as sharp with the corners as the winner.
3rd Isabelle Richings age 10 handling a Border Terrier
Isabelle appeared less experienced, she stood her dog well on the floor but needs to practice on the table. Carried out my instructions as asked. Continue with your training and enjoying the shows.
JHA 12-16 years (2, 0 absent)
1st Izzy King age 13 handling a PJRT
Izzy had only just met the dog she was handling and got the best out of her. Watched me at all times and adjusted her position accordingly, patterns were carried out well with sharp turns. Put in a very polished performance to win Best JH, well done.
2nd Callum Thurlow age 13 handling a Korthals Griffon
Callum presented his pup well but she was most uncooperative on the move, he stayed calm and eventually got her around the ring with his patient handling. He was aware of my position and placed himself accordingly.
Adult Handling (10 entries, 2 absent)
1st Dan Mann handling a JRT
An accomplished handler who got the best out of his puppy and worked hard for this place. Dan watched my position at all times and placed himself accordingly, moved his pup at the correct speed and made tight turns and sharp corners.
2nd Charlotte Rivett handling a Spaniel (American Cocker)
Charlotte was close up to first place, she presented her dog very well and watched my position. Turns and corners were just not quite as sharp as 1st.
3rd Anita Skinner handling a Chihuahua (Long Coat)
Judge: Jan Mason