So honoured and excited to be able to judge my own breed. I’ve loved the time spent over many years, travelling the country showing and judging this lovely breed. The icing on the cake is the fact that very little has changed for me. Type is as good now as it ever was. My only concern is that presentation prior to today has fallen back some. But I felt handlers put more effort into the job in hand today, which really gave me a buzz. Well done folks. A fab day to say the least.
- Hood CH ARNSCROFT DI NAH SAWR US REX SHCM
8 year old wheaten, on the top of his game. A smart male, so good for type and in tip top condition. For once he was kept at a more even pace and looked so much better for it, loved his profile, well balanced head and firm top line. Good tail set and near perfect angles. Gave him a second look in the challenge. Best Veteran.
2 Vickers MED HJARTAS ASSER
10 year old black and one who really did impress. I’ve always had a soft spot for the blacks and this one is particular did not disappoint. Well balanced in all area’s and so true to type. Very good in presentation showing his super wedge head, best of profile, and the reach of neck not often seen. Altra sound and one I must thank for travelling so far to support me. Well done.
3 Silverin CH GNIPAGROTTANS QU
Improved presentation would enhance this exhibit, smart head piece, even proportion and very sound. Ok for type.
1 Frost FABRAJS YOUR OBEDIENT SERVANT MR BURR
10 month old, pale wheaten, rather exuberant, but one I feel is showing lots of promise. Attentive at times but as one could see he really does have another agenda. Really liked his smart well proportioned head piece, dark eye, well placed ears, completed the picture. Nice high wither into the best of top , lines. Good shoulders, short well angled upper arm. Neat tail set. Needs to settle on the move. A bright future for this one, Well done. Best Puppy.
1 Frost TRELOWEN AVIATOR AT FROSTISEN
14 months, wheaten. Similar to my puppy, but slightly more mature and better presented. Excellent wedged head, ultra confident, super top line which was firm and held at all times. Good bone, and he had the angles which produce an excellent side gait. Well handled at all times. Another striking factor was the very roomy chest proportion. Loved him.
1 Cobb & Kent KOROMANDEL BEST SERVED COLD AT KNYTSHALL
22 month, wheaten and so much to like about this one, so settled in presentation and just at the right time. Overall he ticked all the boxes for me. Best for type, his head in particular is so well balanced, a wedge for all angles, cheeky expression, well used ears. Neck of good length into a high wither which was well defined. Short firm top line, good tail set. Ok for bone. Angles couldn’t be any better. Strong front pasterns, tidy feet. Nice tuck at loin. He really did surprise me on the move, so very well collected, and running true in all directions. A delight to go over. So much improvement here. Best Dog. BOB.
2 Cook ARNSCROFT DI ABLO
6 years old Wheaten. Loved his even proportions, especially fore hand which was made better by good handling. Very good for type and in superb condition. Roomy chest proportion. Moderate tuck at loin and moderate rear assembly, moved well with good reach. Liked him.
3 Sercombe TRELOWEN COLANE
2 year old black, I feel he needs to grow on some. Best of heads and is well balanced throughout . Needs to improve in presentation. One I will watch as I feel he has the makings. Well done.
1 Stonton CH ARNSCROFT IN DI ANA JACK
3 year old, wheaten, a small type, but I Hasten to add so very good for type. One of the best well balanced profiles on the day. Handled to best effect, which scores so well with me. Loved his keen expression, really good well made fore hand, especially good shoulders. .Firm top line, correct tail set. Best of rear assembly. So very sound, showing reach and drive, and a soundness second to none. Well done. RBD.
2 Korhonen& Kallio FI CH MALACATH EEJCH
2 half year old black, smart well made buhund, one who did impress, so very good for type .Loved his well balanced head, using his well placed ears to best effect. Slight arch to a neck of good length. Firm top line, and correct tail set. Both fore and aft angles correct. So very sound . well done.
3 Smith CH ARNSCROFT NEVER SAY DI
3 year old wheaten, top size male, scoring so well for type and presentation, just could not fault his so well balanced fore hand, and rear assembly. Top and underlines correct. Short powerful hocks. A robust male who gave his all on the move. Delightful.
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1 Walmsley BLAKK EXTACY VAN KOEKIE’S RANCH
6 half year old, a quality black, who is top size. One of the best profiles on the day. Even temperament, masculine in head, keen expression, high wither, short level top line. Really good shoulders coupled to a correct angle at upper arm. Elbows well tucked in, very roomy chest proportion. Did so well on the move, pace, and so well balanced. Nice one.
1 Cobb & Kent CH TRELOWEN VERYAN TO KNYTSHALL RLI
9 year old , carrying a little weight, doing so well for her age, a pale wheaten in a very matronly way. All heads in this line up were really good for type. Likable front, may be upper arm a little short. Top line good. Tail set ok. Very sound. Well done.
2 Stonton TRELOWEN ANDREA
7 year old, smaller wheaten. Good shoulders and holding her short firm top line at all times. Very attentive, and well developed hind quarters.
3 Hagsater CIB/NORDUCH GNIPAGGROTTANS GULLAN LILLTOSEN
11 year old, wheaten. Loved her well balanced head and pigment, using her ears well. Lost her top line at times, but very sound.
1 Frost & Klouman KYONS DRONNINGEN AV FROSTISEN
10 month old, pale wheaten. Very promising young lady, needing time to develop as one would expect, so much to like about her. Excellent for type. So very feminine in construction, especially a delightful head piece which included eye shape and colour pigment, and mobile ears. Both fore and aft angles good. Nice wide thigh, so very sound on move, especially side gait. One to watch. BPB.
1 Sercombe TRELOWEN DIZZY RASCAL.
2 half year old, rich wheaten, mature girl, on form and so settled in presentation. So much to like about this girl, very feminine and so well balanced in all area’s. Loved her typical Buhund head, eye, and ears correct, good pigment. Neck of good length, wither high, top line firm and held at all times. The very best of front and rear assembly, straight legs, good angles to pasterns, tidy feet, really good chest proportions. Loved her strong well let down hocks. Stunning on the move. BCC
2 Norman & Hussey ARNSCROFT DELILAH AT VEEKAY
22 month pale wheaten, best of heads which included eye shape and colour good. Excellent pigment, well used ears. I found her shoulders correct, but upper arm a little short. Well defined wither, short level top line. Tail set ok. Her hind angles were not over done, and on the move she was so very sound and did the round at a good pace. Well done.
3 Butterworth KOROMANDEL GILD THE LILY
22 month, wheaten of really good colour. So much to like about her and I feel she just needs to move up a gear in presentation , so very feminine, ok for bone, good angles and for me she should have a bright future.
1 Rumsey CH ARNSCROFT DI NAH MAY
6 year old,wheaten, mature female of really good type and handled really well. She was on form, just lacked the reach of neck which spoiled an excellent profile. Loved her expression, so very attentive. Well defined wither, good top line and excellent tail set, shoulders to upper arm very good, also hind quarters, best of hocks which were short and strong. Very sound.
2 Hekhuis ETJUSA RAGNAROK VAN KOEKIE’S RANCH
6 year old black so much to like about her, but and a big but she does loose interest at times. Loved her, well balanced profile. Good top line including, to be honest I am not a bitch person, but this is one I’d like to take home. So very sound and did well to gain this place. Well done.
3 Garvie RHIALIS LUCINA
4 year old, wheaten, I would love this bitch to have more length of leg on the fore hand, this apart she is so good for type, best of heads, so very very feminine with the softest of expression. Top line good, plus good tail set. Strongest of rear assembly, which included powerful short hocks. Well done.
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1 Garvie CH RHIALIS PSYCHE SHCM
5 year old, wheaten I’ve admired in the past, so very feminine and so very well collected. Scored well in all area’s. Especially such well balanced head which was one of the deciding factors for the reserve ticket. So very good for size, profile and angles, feet in particular were very good. But always save the best to the end. On the move she gave me the best movement of any exhibit on the day. Balance, pace, and soundness in abundance. RBCC.
Thank you all, really a day to remember which included having the best stewards any one could wish for.
JUDGE CELIA VINES.