Thank you to the Crufts committee for the invitation to judge the Portuguese Water Dogs, I thoroughly enjoyed the breed with a number of quality dogs shown by sporting exhibitors to keep a lovely atmosphere at ringside. I would also like to thank my two stewards Chris and Linda for the great job well done in keeping the ring moving with a good flow. There were excellent exhibits in the top classes and good type promising youngsters in the Puppy and Juniors making for very interesting and close decisions to be made in those.
DCC 11559 MRS R KRISTIANSEN – NO CH AQUAFORTIS ROBEL THE ONE [ATC
RDCC 11587 MRS C & MR E THOMPSON-MORGAN AND MORGAN – CH BELLEVILLE ANJO NEGRO
BCC 11567 MS L G NEWTON – AM GRCH/CAN GRCH/MEX CH/BER CH AVIATORS
NOBREZA AT MACDUFF [ATC AW02199USA]
RBCC 11560 MRS R KRISTIANSEN – INT/NO CH AQUAFORTIS CHA-CHING BY ROBEL
BOB 11567 MS L G NEWTON – AM GRCH/CAN GRCH/MEX CH/BER CH AVIATORS
NOBREZA AT MACDUFF [ATC AW02199USA]
BP 11589 MRS C & MR E THOMPSON-MORGAN & MORGAN – BELLEVILLE LOVE
Class 1764 VETERAN D Entries: 2 Absentees 2
Class 1765 PUPPY D Entries: 3 Absentees 1
1st 11542 MR S & MRS D DRING – YELSEK FOR THE LOVE OF
Impressive youngster with the type in head, strong front, good rib length, He is balanced in muscle tone front and rear, carries a good coat and well set tail moving to win the class, he was well handled showing off his good points to the full. Close in the Puppy challenge.
2nd 11555 MISS C HULFORD – LUNALAH MR HAPPY
Strong robust boy with the bone and body not quite the rib length or the movement of one, but he has good substance and strength I liked the top line and tail set, More work to be done on the move, wishing him a good career.
Class 1766 JUNIOR D Entries: 5 Absentees 1 :
1st 11581 MR N & MRS W J SMITH – GEMSON ALFAMAR OF OLDEELY
Strong with the power and muscle tone he is balanced with a long rib, good outline and rear quarters, he is strong in the skull with balance to the head with a good muzzle, he’s good through the front and has a maturing coat, he goes with a typical action on the move.
2nd 11554 MR M & MRS A HOBBS – CARTMELS THIS IS MY LEGACY
Slightly longer at this stage, but a quality dog in strength, carries a powerful large head, good muzzle and jaw, he has the bone, is good through front and rear with strength, muscle tone and coat, he’s slower to mature but has time on his side to progress and develop, moves ok to be able to push the best in future.
3rd 11580 DR SMITH – OAKHOLME IMPERIAL WIZARD
Res 11570 MRS E PALSER – RARJO GOBLET OF FIRE AT KAGAMASU
Class 1767 POST GRAD D Entries: 2 Absentees 0
1st 11564 MISS S MCGILL – WINTERKLOUD ROCKET MAN
Power here with the body stamp and strength, nice over the head and ear set, he’s lively but can be controlled on the move, he has good quarters, top line-and tail set.
2nd 11595 MISS WLCKOVA – JONATAN RARACH Z KASETEK
Better shape than one, has the head and body with the furrow and skull good front steeper shoulder, okay in chest and rib, goes easily on side movement but not the rear as he tends to over converge on the rear action, ok in coat an balance.
Class 1768 LIMIT D Entries: 3 Absentees 1
1st 11585 MRS M L SPENCER – ISLEKEEPERS GUDENUFF
Robust and strong with the chest and front, large skull and muzzle, well placed shoulder with strong muscle tones and length of rib, he is well set in overall balance with a strong positive action on the move, he was well handled to take this win.
2nd 11547 MRS C A MR D GREEN – GRANDWAYS RIVER RAMBLER BY
Pleasing in type although finer through at present, he has a nice head typical large skull, strong neck and good shoulder, he has the chest but not yet the strength in front or rear, he has a good handler, but needs more work on the move to achieve higher rewards.
Class 1769 OPEN D Entries: 6 Absentees 0
1st 11559 MRS R KRISTIANSEN – NO CH AQUAFORTIS ROBEL THE ONE
Impressive quality dog with a good robust stamp he carries a large head good strength in muzzle strong jaw and good teeth, he has the balance, shape and is good in overall stature, he is strong through neck and top line, but slightly longer in loin, he carries the distinctive tail set, is okay in rear quarters, moving easily with a good action, he carries a profuse coat and moved with purpose and style to win a good competitive class and then the Dog CC in the challenge.
2nd 11587 MRS C & MR E THOMPSON-MORGAN & MORGAN – CH
BELLEVILLE ANJO NEGRO
Lovely strong masculine type, robust and stylish, he is good through head muzzle and front, he is well built in chest, rib, and body, he is muscular over the shoulders with good angles, he’s shown with good skill and is strong on the move from all angles, pleasing in coat, he pushed hard in the class, taking this spot and today in the challenge, the Res Dog CC.
3rd 11541 MR S & MRS D DRING – CH YELSEK THE ONE AND ONLY
Res 11594 MR B, MRS R & MISS L G WILLIAMS, REDDIN & NEWTON –
CH/USA/CAN CH RARJO QUICKSILVER
Class 1770 GOOD CIT D Entries: 0 Absentees 0
Class 1771 VETERAN B Entries: 3 Absentees 0
1st 11560 MRS R KRISTIANSEN – INT/NO CH AQUAFORTIS CHA-CHING BY ROBEL
Outstanding Veteran Class, the beautiful winner being of excellent type robust with a good front and strong shoulder she has the angles and overall balance, I loved the head type, she has balance to the skull and muzzle with the strength of jaw, A good eye and well set coat, she is good in top line and tail set was superbly handled to win this competitive class and moved with great style to take the reserve bitch CC in the challenge.
2nd 11568 MRS T O NIKOLAISEN – CIB/NORD/HR/DK UCH BETTY BEAT AV
TRI DE COLEUR EUVW’18 AGI RLI DKVV’18 AMSVW’18 AMSV’18
Lovely strong 10-year-old of good stamp and type she has the head with skull to muzzle ratio, she has the chest and front, shes carries the muscle tone over her shoulders and in the loin, She is driven by a good rear end and is strong in her balance, I liked her on the move, with a good action to take this spot in a good class.
3rd 11548 MR P, MISS E & MRS C HAMMOND & CARTWRIGHT – BREGANTIA
THE GLORY FOREVER
Class 1772 PUPPY B Entries: 3 Absentees 0
1st 11589 MRS C & MR E THOMPSON-MORGAN & MORGAN – BELLEVILLE LOVE SONG
Good outline on this well built puppy with the head type skull and front, lovely bone and muscle tone, she has a good chest and rib length, she is excellent on the move with the style and coat cover, holds tail well standing and moving, a very promising puppy who was handled with great skill to take the class and Best Puppy in Breed.
2nd 11586 MISS A SUGDEN – HUSIVERSEN TWINKLEBERRY
Good overall type with balance and shape carries a nice head and coat cover she is good through her front and with chest developing well, more to come in muscle tone and moves with a good front and side action to go close in this class.
3rd 11579 MISS SEDMAN – HUSIVERSEN FLOPSY MOPSY
Class 1773 JUNIOR B Entries: 6 Absentees 1
1st 11588 MRS C & MR E THOMPSON-MORGAN & MORGAN – BELLEVILLE A SONG FOR YOU
Lovely type balance and shape, 11 months old and so promising, with the head neck and topline, she has a strong rear end and has the drive in her rear action to propel the movement, she is well handled on side gait going around the ring in balance with her handler and making the most of the ring, she has the coat coming through and just lost out in the Puppy challenge to her sister.
2nd 11545 MISS GALOS – BELLA ORTIPO BLACK [ATC AW02871HUN]
This young lady is good through overall shape and balance has a great outline and coat cover, she is good on the move in front and side gait, narrows at the rear but loved the overall stamp with a typical head and attitude.
3rd 11574 MRS C & MRS J PURCELL & JOHNS – GEMSON TALULA AT CUTRA
Res 11584 MRS M L SPENCER – CARTMELS HEAVEN SENT INTO ISLEKEEPER
Class 1774 POST GRAD B Entries: 6 Absentees 2
1st 11565 MISS S MCGILL – WINTERKLOUD MAD HATTER
Smart girl with the head and muzzle, she but not quite the strength of muscle tone in body, she has the shape and strong rear quarters, a nice mover when she went faster with her handler.
2nd 11538 MR D ARMSTRONG – ELSA MAR DA CASA DA BUBA
6year old with a strong head type and has a short muscled neck, she’s longer in overall balance and can move, just lacking the muscle tone in loin and rear quarters at present,
3rd 11571 MR D & MRS N, MRS C & MR E PETTIT, THOMPSON-MORGAN –
BELLEVILLE ANEL DE ANJO
Res 11551 MR N & MRS M HENRY & MOODY – PORTMARNI REBECCA
Class 1775 LIMIT B Entries: 11 Absentees 3
1st 11592 MR & MRS WILLIAMS & CARTER – RARJO RED HOT MAMA
Good overall type and balance she is strong through head neck and chest with muscle in the shoulders, she has the front, deep chest, good body and firm top line, she is strong in the rear quarters with good muscle tone, she is excellent on the move with a good action front rear and on side gaIt, handled with style to win this competitive class.
2nd 11549 MR P, MISS E & MRS C HAMMOND & CARTWRIGHT – MOONSTYLE SURFS UP BABY
Pleasing in overall style outline and balance she carries the large strong head skull and muzzle, she’s good in front with strong bone, deep and wide chest and also has the muscle tone on the body and top line, she is good on the move working well to get this place in the class.
3rd 11582 MR N & MRS W J SMITH – AULDHELM CLEMENTINA
Res 11563 MISS S MCGILL – FIRE AND ICE JAMALLE WINTERKLOUD (IMP CZ)
Class 1776 OPEN B Entries: 12 Absentees 5 :
1st 11567 MS L G NEWTON – AM GRCH/CAN GRCH/MEX CH/BER CH
AVIATORS NOBREZA AT MACDUFF [ATC AW02199USA]
Impressive quality in this substantial and robustly made lady with a typical large head and good skull to muzzle ratio, strong jaw, teeth, eye and expression, she has the short straight neck, strongly muscled shoulder and well boned front, I liked the chest depth and width, the strength in in topline and loin, with power in the rear quarters, she has the tail carriage and set, a lovely stamp of outline, power and balance, she carries the shorter, fairly harsh, dense coat of compact curls and was moving with the positive determined action over the ground to take the class, Bitch CC and Best Of Breed in a very close decision.
2nd 11539 MISS L A BISS – ANKORS PRIMAVERA
Lovely type with the coat and style she has the balance, power and a good chest and top line. She is strong in the rear end with good muscle tone and drives on the move, pleasing in the head with the skull and muzzle ratio, she has the straight front, with strongly muscled well laid shoulders so should be capable of doing the job the breed was used for.
3rd 11544 MISS GALOS – H/HR CH SWEET OBSESSION GOAL GETTER
EUJCH/H JCH [ATC AV00804HRV]
Res 11596 MRS T WOODCOCK – BELLEVILLE OLHOS DE ANIO
Class 1777 GOOD CIT B Entries: 2 Absentees 0
1st 115582 MR N & MRS W J SMITH – AULDHELM CLEMENTINA
Good citizen with the overall balance and shape she was third in limit bitch and is good through body and bone, a lovely outline and balance, strong good rear quarters and well carried tail, she pleases in head, and moved with a good stride.
2nd 11546 MR D GREEN – GRANDWAYS BLACKDAHLIA
Good overall impression with the outline and balance, not placed in limit bitch but pleases in the head and body with the type and shape, could have more muscle tone throughout the body and quarters, to give her a more workmanlike appearance.