DRIFFIELD CHAMPIONSHIP DOG SHOW
22nd SEPTEMBER, 2018
Such a lovely very well run show with a great new layout bringing the show together, the in and out tenting made good for the very windy and rainy conditions. Such a shame the weather spoils this show and ground nearly every year but with such a very friendly committee and lovely helpers their great hospitality makes it always a lovely show to judge at. I had a very nice entry from both my breeds and thank the exhibitors for their entries which was full of quality.
WELSH SPRINGER SPANIEL
MINOR PUPPY DOG 2 ENTRIES 1 ABS
- MILLARDS’ FERNDEL HIGH COMAND AT RUBYLEA Just 7 months this compact very nice youngster seemed to enjoy his day out, lovely temperament and happy tail action. Well chiselled and proportioned head, lovely dark expressive eyes with enough stop. Good length to a clean neck, nicely angulated front and rear. Good depth of chest for age, body just needing to fill out as he develops. Ribs with enough spring slight tuck to loin, lovely condition and colour to his rich coat. Well boned straight legs and tight cat feet. Very sound free mover with good rear push.
PUPPY DOG 4 ENTRIES 1 ABS
- RITCHIE AND BUTLERS’ SLAPESTONES DIAMOND MINE lovely size and compact build to this smart 9 month old. Lovely well built head, nice chiselling, dark expressive eyes, well set ears, nice stop. Clean throat, long neck well laid back shoulders, good depth of chest and brisket for age, enough development to body just needing to fill out as he matures, ribs well sprung, short loin with slight tuck. Nicely boned straight forelegs with tight catlike feet, strong quarters with a nice return of stifle. Beautiful condition to a rich red coloured excellently presented coat with nice feathering coming. Good free sound action once settled nice rear drive, correct tail carriage. BPD
- DOUGLAS’ BONVIS CADFAEL TO SANTALLINA Nice shape and size to this nicely developed boy celebrating his first birthday on the day. Masculine correctly constructed and chiselled head, super eye shape and colour, nice ear set and good stop. Clean throat and long neck to well laid shoulders, not the front angulation of my winner. Straight well boned forelegs, body well developed and covered by a well presented rich red coat, sprung ribs, short loin with nice tuck. Muscular hindquarters with good stifle and short hocks movement was very unsettled but showed signs of soundness, action spoiled by high tail carriage.
- CHANDLERS’ CHANANGEL FESTIVE SPIRIT
JUNIOR DOG 1 ENTRY
- Bonvis Cadfael to Santallina
POST GRADUATE DOG 4 ENTRIES
- GRAHAM AND HOGSTROMS’ DON’S STATEMENT TO NYLIRAM JW (IMP) Very smart boy with a lovely head, nicely proportioned and chiselled, dark eyes with nice expression, good stop, well set ears. Well angulated front with enough depth to chest and brisket, straight well boned forelegs and tight round feet. Lovely body well sprung ribs and short loin with nice tuck up. Muscular hindquarters with correct return to stifle and well let down hocks. Very impressive on the move and sound with good drive and reach, lovely held and used tail. Beautiful rich red coat in lovely condition with nice feathering.
- KEILLERS’ TAMMONO STOORWORM Well built and constructed of a nice size and shape. So well presented in a rich red jacket with nice feathering. Slightly stronger in his head construction than 1, well chiselled under eyes which were dark of good shape, nice stop. Good length of neck, clean throat, well laid-back shoulders, enough depth to chest and brisket. Well boned and balanced forelegs with tight feet, strong hindquarters well developed with moderate return of stifle and let down hocks. Well sprung body of good length nice loin and tuck. Little unsettled in action but once into his stride was sound.
- RILEYS’ FERNDEL BUTTERMINT AT RAVENSWORTH
LIMIT DOG 5 ENTRIES
- CLARKES’ FERNDEL HIGH FIDELITY WITH TIGERROCK ShCM stunning male with a super outline and true build and balance. Very attractive head of good proportions, well chiselled. Expressive dark well shaped eye, good stop, neat ears set correctly. Clean throat to long neck well laid-back shoulders, correct firm top line and well set and carried tail, nicely angulated front with depth to chest and brisket with ribs well sprung in a body with substance covered by a super presented and conditioned gleaming rich red and white coat with nice feathering. Straight balanced and well boned legs with round tight feet. Well developed and muscular hindquarter moderate stifle and let down hocks, very positive move with good side stride and sound both coming and going, just slightly wider at front but with great rear drive.
- RILEYS’ FERNDEL PEANUT BUTTER AT RAVENSWORTH JW nice shape and size of correct proportions, not quite the head shape of my winner being slightly stronger in skull, dark kind eyes nice shape. Moderately low set ears. Nice chiselling, good stop. Good length of neck into well laid-back shoulders and correct back line to well carried tail. Well angulated front with depth to chest and brisket into a body with well sprung ribs and nice loin with slight tuck. A conditioned and rich red coat in beautiful presentation with nice feathering. Muscular hindquarters, moderate angulation and well let down hocks. Good rear drive and sound, front little wide but with good action.
- SUTHERLANDS’ JACRANELLA SOLO
OPEN DOG 6 ENTRIES 2 ABS
- HARRISONS’ SH CH GLENBROWS PICTURE ME NOW JW something very special about this boy he has a stunning outline of correct construction and balance giving the impression of strength and power. Loved this dogs head so well constructed with defined stop, square muzzle strong jaw, nicely chiselled under his dark eyes, small correctly hung ears. Clean throat long neck into well laid-back shoulders, correct firm backline and well set and carried tail. Angulated front with depth to chest and brisket, a body with substance, ribs well sprung back into good loin with slight tuck. Presentation to his stunning gleaming rich red and white coat in such beautiful condition with lovely feathering. Correctly boned straight forelegs and tight compact feet, muscular hindquarters with moderate return to his stifle and let down hocks. Very impressive on the move with excellent side gait and sound driving rear, is a fraction wider at front but with sound free action. Could not denied DCC and BOB looked impressive in the group.
- GRAHAMS’ SH CH TAIMERE’S TWISTER ROUND NYLIRAM JW ShCM very attractive dog and stands demanding attention, lovely compact outline with good overall balance. Masculine well built head slightly stronger in skull well defined stop, dark expressive eyes, well hung ears, head carried proudly on long neck with clean throat. Firm correct top line into well carried and used tail. Excellent shoulder to upper arm with good depth of chest and brisket, a body with substance and well sprung ribs, short loin. Supurbly presented in a clear rich red jacket with lovely feathering. Muscular hindquarters, correct return of stifle and well let down hocks. Lovely forelegs well boned with nice tight feet has a reach at front and great push and drive from the rear. Difficult to separate just preferred the winners head shape, nit picking RCC
- HOWARTHS’ QUENSHA YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND AT ARKVIEW ShCM
SPECIAL BEGINNERS DOG 0 ENTRIES
GOOD CITIZEN DOG 1 ENTRY
- GROOTS’ NL CH. INTER CH ISFRYN ON THE SPOT nice balance and outline to this happy boy with a lovely temperament and really enjoying his day out. I liked the construction of his head but felt he needs more stop which has an indent, nice eyes and expression, good ear carriage and muzzle. Long neck and clean throat into well laid-back shoulders into a correct backline with slight rise and well set and carried happy tail. A body with enough weight and well sprung ribs and back into a slight tuck to his longish loin. Well angulated front and rear would have liked a little more strength of bone in his forelegs. Compact feet. Lovely coat presentation and condition to his broken coat with rich red and white markings and nice feathering. Moved well covers the ground with good side gait, comes a little wide and out at elbow, good positive rear drive.
MINOR PUPPY BITCH 4 ENTRIES 1 ABS
- THIRWELLS’ FERNDEL FOOLING STAR very promising just 8 months in super presented rich r/w coat with enough feathering and with good body condition. Very pretty developed head, nice stop kind dark eyes, nice work under and good muzzle. Clean throat on long neck to well laid shoulders and a correct backline, very nice to put your hands on with good angles front and rear and a body with enough substance and well ribbed for age. Nicely boned legs and compact round feet, little hesitant on the move which was sound and free but not using her tail to advantage. A lovely baby who will have a certain future.
- BACKHOUSES’ AINDEA HARLEYQUINN very smart puppy bitch on the stance with a nice outline. Very attractive head of correct proportions with kind dark eyes, well set and hung ears, good stop and depth and strength to muzzle. Longish neck, clean throat well laid-back shoulders into a correct topline and nice tail carriage. Well angulated front and rear with some muscle tone, nice straight balanced legs and tight feet. On going over found her well ribbed but little long in loin slightly spoiling her overall balance. Good depth of chest and brisket. Has a pretty broken rich red and white patched coat in super condition with some feathering. Little unsteady on the move but has reach and some push.
- MOLE & KNOX’ ZAZA FLORENCE OUR LOYAL WELSH AT EDINCRAW (IMP)
PUPPY BITCH 5 ENTRIES
- CHANDLERS’ CHANANGEL MISTLETOE N’ WINE Very much the eye catcher of the class with a super compact build and a lovely overall outline. Very attractive head, dark expressive hazel eyes, nice stop, good working under her eyes, neat ears, good squarish muzzle. Clean throat on long muscular neck into well laidback shoulders and a correct backline with nice rise over the loin. Well set, carried and used tail. Good strong well ribbed back body with nice tuck to loin, enough substance and depth to chest and brisket. Beautifully presented and conditioned straight flat solid glossy rich red coat with nice white markings lovely feathering coming. Good angles front and rear. Balanced straight well boned forelegs with compact feet, and her rear is well shaped and muscled with well let down hocks. Little unsettled at first but became a positive mover with good forward reach and rear drive. BPB BPiB
- THOMAS & BURCHMORE & BOWDS’ BOWDINIA MOON RIVER Looked very similar to 1 on the stance and has a lovely outline of a correct size. Very feminine with good head shape, would have liked more stop, kind hazel eyes, neat hung ears. Head carried well on a long clean neck into laid back shoulders and firm correct back with nice tuck to loin. Correct front angles with depth to chest and brisket with straight moderately boned and balanced legs with tight feet. A body with enough weight, ribs well sprung and back with good loin with slight tuck. Beautifully presented and conditioned rich solid red coat with nice white feathering and markings. Well muscle hindquarters with good return of stifle with let down hocks stylish sound free mover.
- HARRISONS’ GLENBROWS PICTURESQUE
JUNIOR BITCH 2 ENTRIES 1ABS
- Chanangel Mistletoe n’ Wine
POST GRADUATE BITCH 6 ENTRIES 2 ABS
- TYLER & SHIELS’ HIGHCLARE MADE OF HONOUR AT EIRIANDYLIS from the moment I saw this just 2 year-old bitch I found her lovely to look at and I was certainly not disappointed on going over her. Really loved her attractive well worked head, expressive shaped hazel eyes, neat hung ears, slightly square muzzle. Proud head carriage on a good length of neck, which has a clean throat. Correctly laid-back shoulders and firm correct backline over a lovely depth of body with deep chest and brisket. She was so well presented in a stunning solid rich red/white jacket with nice feathering. Correctly angulated forequarters with straight well boned and balanced legs and tight round feet. Rear angles correct with good muscle tone and well let down hocks, stylish side gait and very sound mover with good reach and powerful drive, with a happy correctly carried tail. RCC
- BACKHOUSES’ GLENBROWS ROMANCE AT AINDREA Slightly smaller than my winner and until I put my hands on her thought she looked long certainly an optical allusion. Sweet well worked head, dark eyes with work under, nice stop and correct foreface. Good neck to shoulders into a firm correct topline and well set on and carried tail. Well angulated front and rear with good muscle tone. Well ribbed back body with nice tuck to loin. Straight balanced and nicely boned legs, feet could be tighter. Strong hindquarters with good return to stifle and let down hocks. Beautifully presented and conditioned solid rich red jacket with nice feathering. Slightly unsettled at first on the mover but once settled had good side stride and was sound both ends.
- MOLE & KNOX’ TAMMANO CRAWHALL AT EDINCRAW
LIMIT BITCH 8 ENTRIES
- RITCHIES’ SARABANDE ETERNITY AT SLAPESTONES (ai) beautiful and very feminine nearly
3 year old with a lovely symmetrical build and so well muscled. Very attractive head well worked and chiselled, good stop, expressive dark hazel eyes, well set hung ears. Lovely outline with correct angulation front and rear. Deep chest and brisket in a body with substance and well sprung ribs well back with short loin with slight tuck. Stunning condition to her well presented rich coat with nice feathering. Moderate boned legs and tight compact feet. Muscular quarters, good return of stifle and well let down hocks. Great mover with a lovely side stride with great reach and push from rear drive. Certainly in the mix.
- TEWS’ PAMICKS FIELD OF DREAMS JW really loved the style of this well built bitch has the most delightful head, kind dark eyes, good stop and chiselling, correct foreface and strong jaw. Good length of neck, clean throat. Shoulders well laid back with a firm correct back line and nice tail set and carriage. Correctly angulated forequarters with deep chest and brisket, and straight well boned legs with tight compact feet. Substantial body well sprung ribs well back with nice tuck to loin, so well presented and conditioned broken patched red and white coat, lovely feathering. Muscular hindquarters with good return of stifle and let down hocks. Just needed to be moved faster as she was inclined to pace, but once into her stride was so sound with good reach and drive.
- GRAHAMS’ FERNDEL COVER STORY ABOUT NYLIRAM JW
OPEN BITCH 5 ENTRIES 1 ABS
- FROSTS’ SH.CH. BUSHWACKER SOMETHING ABOUT MARY for sure there was something about Mary that caught my attention she was just what I was looking for in a Welsh bitch and was breed typical. Super outline and correct compact build to this very feminine and beautiful 4 year old. Very attractive and constructed feminine head well worked and chiselled, hazel kind eyes, neat hung ears, strong jaw. Proudly carries her head on long neck with clean throat, well laid-back shoulders and firm correct topline with slight rise over her loin, well set and used happy tail. Well angulated shoulder to upper arm, deep chest and brisket in a body with rib well sprung, short loin with slight tuck. Well conditioned in her super presented slightly broken flat rich red/white jacket with lovely feathering. Straight correctly balanced forelegs, moderate bone with tight compact feet. Muscular hindquarters well boned with developed return of stifle and let own hocks. Stunning mover with great stride, sound powerful drive and lovely sound reach covers the ground so well. BCC and BOS
- COCKING & BARNABY & TULLYS’ SH.CH. NL.CH. BUSHWACKER GREGORY’S GIRL AT HIGHCLARE difficult decisions between these two bitches of equally good things to like about them I just preferred the head consruction of my winner. Slightly stronger in skull, enough stop and kind alert eyes, nice ear placement. Long neck into well laid-back shoulders on into a correct firm top line and well carried tail. Beautiful flat rich R/W body coat in lovely condition with nice feathering. Lovely depth to chest brisket and well sprung ribs with nice tuck to loin. Correctly balanced and boned forelegs with tight compact feet. Muscular hindquarters and well let down hocks. Stylish very sound mover with excellent side gait, nice happy tail. Challenged hard for RCC
- SUTHERLANDS’ JACRANELLA SERENADE
GOOD CITIZENS BITCH 1 ENTRY
- Tammano Crawhall at Edincraw she was placed 3rd in PG has a nice enough size and shape but for me I would like a little more of her all over. Lovely proportions to her feminine head, eyes could be slightly darker as slightly detract from a sweet expression. Well set ears, strong jaw. Long neck, clean in throat. Shoulders with good lay back and nice upper arm to straight well boned legs and compact feet. Well bodied with a lovely coat in excellent condition. Would like more rear angulation but is well muscled with nice hocks. Moved out with enough side stride. Would have liked more push from the rear but has good sound forward reach.
JUDGE: JENNY MILLER