Driffield Championship Show 2018
Abtech Yearling Stakes dog (26)
1. Craigs Davricard Harlequin. Beagle. Lovely dog of good type, build and quality. Liked his head and expression, well off for body and bone, well bent stifles giving sound, driving movement. Shown in excellent condition. Presented a balanced outline on the stack and when moving. 2. Gee’s Ch. Watercroft Calling Time. Norfolk T. Super head with dark eye, compact body, big ribs, well muscled quarters, good straight hocks. Moved well with super drive, hard wiry coat. 3. Allenby Nerac Du Rallye Saint Paul Avec Rangali (Imp). Fauve.
Abtech Yearling Stakes bitch (21)
1. Gee’s Watercroft Pink fizz. Norfolk T. Loved her feminine head, good front, legs and feet, short back, good spring of rib and excellent rearend. Moved on a sound, driving stride. Showed in great coat. Best Special Yearling. 2. Thompson’s Cloudside Sunflower. Afghan. Excellent shape and proportions and is quality personified. Floated round the ring with style and grace. 3. Newsham’s Europa Decuma Via Windspiel (Imp). Greyhound.
Veteran Stakes D/B (22). A wonderful class.
1. Glaister’s Ch. Classicus Cassander. Saluki. Gave this superb dog the Group at Manchester some years ago and it was lovely to judge him again. He has retained his super outline, combined with grace and symmetry and his light, effortless movement. Shown in excellent coat and condition. 2. Grayson’s Ch & Int Ch Tokaji American Gigolo at Embeau. Basenji. Another I have previously judged. Striking dog who is well constructed and has elegance. Well proportioned head carried high, crested neck, good body shape and height to length proportions, firm topline and rounded buttocks. Moved on a swinging stride. 3. Millward & Mottershaw’s Multi Ch. Tahkira Like It Like That (Imp). Afghan.
Sandra M. Marshall