Many thanks to the hard working Committee for inviting me to judge at this well run Show, and it was a real honour to judge Best in Show. A very important thank you must go to my stewards for keeping the ring running so smoothly. I had many quality exhibits to go over, so also a big thank you to the exhibitors for bringing them. In the finale for Best in Show all groups were well represented and so this made for a difficult decision but in the end my Best In Show went to the Pomeranian who was truly giving his all.
BEST IN SHOW
Berrington’s Kamis Tin Tin At Altina (Imp Rus ) JW Pomeranian. What a super extravert this young dog is !’ He never stopped showing, and commanded attention at all times. He stands so correct with typical outline and looked completely balanced. Lovely head with dark eye and small plush ears. Correct scissor bite. Coat of super texture He just oozed quality. Moved around the ring with style and panache. One just could not ignore him and so for me on the day he had it all, and he became my BEST IN SHOW. Just loved him !.
RESERVE BEST IN SHOW
Miller and Ryan’s Feorlig Up Up And Away Skye Terrier. A very well presented lady with a super head of correct shape, slight stop and dark expressive eye. Good front and ample depth of chest. Well angulated hindquarters. Coat was flat and of very good quality with that all important short undercoat. Moved out effortlessly at one with her handler. So pleased to award RESERVE BEST IN SHOW.
BEST PUPPY IN SHOW
Brandon’s Lornaville Trick Shot German Shepherd. This young bitch really caught my eye on first appraisal of the Puppy Group Winners and I was not disappointed. She has such a lovely head, almond shaped eye and that lovely attentive expression. She is really nice to go over with good bone and feet. Possesses a flowing outline albeit without exaggeration. Shown in good dense coat of quality. Moved out confidently and at one with her handler. I will watch her progress with interest ! BEST PUPPY IN SHOW.
RESERVE BEST PUPPY IN SHOW
Sharman and Jenning’s Sharman Kerrimere Red Ribbon Irish Setter bitch. Such a sweet headed baby with that lovely wistful expression, raised brow and kind dark eye, with good finish to her muzzle. Standing she looked balanced with a slight gentle topline. Shown in super coat and condition, feathering beginning to show. Look forward to seeing her when she has matured. Moved out with drive and correct tail carriage. RESERVE BEST PUPPY IN SHOW.
GERMAN SHORTHAIRED POINTER
1st. Hammond’s Seasham Love Bug. Eight month old bitch puppy with good head shape and correct eye. Ears set well. Slightly arched neck into well laid shoulders. Enough spring of rib with well muscled hindquarters. Moved out well for a baby BEST PUPPY IN BREED. Well Done .
2nd. Hooper and Brook’s Booton Amalfi of Lollitonk. A very appealing head on this 7 month old dog puppy. He possesses such a soft expression, stands on a good front with well boned and neat feet. Well bent stifle. Moved well once settled.
3rd. Goff and Dale’s Seasham Live Wire at Shoshoni
1st. Hooper and Brook’s Kentsteen Diemel of Lollitonk. This boy really took my eye when first coming into the ring. He owns such a super head of correct proportions with a dark oval eye and a really appealing expression. Moderately arched neck fitting into well placed shoulder. Deep chest, well sprung rib with a firm short back well muscled hindquarters Shown in lovely coarse coat. Moved out well My BEST OF BREED and shortlisted in the group. Well Done.
2nd. Hudson Smith and Smith’s Teverlarni Tapuaenuky. A smart bitch of lovely type, when stood she has a lovely outline. Typical head and lovely kind expression. Strong quarters. Moved out steady and true. Today the dog just had the edge.
3rd.. Slack’s Pingarrypoint Legolustrous
IRISH RED AND WHITE SETTERS
A very nice puppy class with the first three being siblings all with nice qualities.
1st. Ball and Harrison’s Laoirebay She’s Leaving Home To Soirrudh. A pleasant head on this 11 month old bitch puppy, quite mature for her age with excellent body properties. She stands well and looks balanced in profile. Shown in good coat and condition. Moved out well for her handler who just needs to try and keep up with her pace and she will trouble the best.
2nd. Taylor’s Laoirebay Monte Carlo. This young dog is the brother of my winner and it was a close decision between the two. He owns a handsome head with correct eye and finish to muzzle, slightly longer cast but still balanced. He was giving his handler quite a hard time and wasn’t as together on the move but with patience feel sure he will come on.
3rd. Callaghan’s Laoirebay Penny Lane
1st.Callaghan’s Laoirebay Penny Lane. Placed third in the puppy class. A pretty head on this young lady with good reach of neck. Enough bone and good tail set. Just needs time to mature and settle a little more on the move. She has time on her side !
2nd. Knox’s Terne des Coris Qalimero at Coolfin (Imp Bel ). Lovely headed male, owns an excellent front with good oval bone and enough rear angulation. Shown in good coat. Unfortunately he didn’t move as well as I hoped and had to pay the price.
POST GRADUATE (2,0 )
1st. McDonald’s Roanjora Montepulciano. What a lovely outline on this very pretty headed bitch. Arched neck into well laid shoulders. Ample bone with enough spring of rib. Powerful hindquarters which she used on the move. Alas today she had left her best dress at home. So in the challenge had to give way to her handsome kennel mate.
2nd. Knox’s South Sides Rose of Mooncoin at Coolfin (Imp Swe ). A substantial bitch who unfortunately did not want to co-operate with her handler at all. So much so, that it was rather difficult to assess her fairly. She had a lovely head and good bone but for me she was carrying too much weight today which compromised her outline, and she had no intention of showing how she might move !
OPEN. (3,1 )
1st. McDonald’s Roanjora Castelao JW ShCM. My notes say I could take him home. This dog is just so true to type for both confirmation and today he was shown in such quality coat, it was as the breed standard asks for, pearly white with solid red patches, with ample feathering. His head is so handsome, moderately broad with a kind dark eye and his expression makes you melt. He has good oval bone and stands on quite neat feet not so often seen. A well developed second thigh, showing true movement with good forward reach and drive from behind. So pleased to award him BEST OF BREED also shortlisted in the Gundog Group.
2nd Knox’s South Sides Space Oddity at Coolfin (Imp Swe .) Another nice headed male with lovely kind expression. Ample bone but he was not at all happy today and wasn’t going to help his handler in any way. Moving, he was really unhappy and never really got into his stride Such a shame.
FRED WARD MEMORIAL PUPPY DOG STAKES
1st. Mortimer’s Laakso Canute Norwegian Elkhound. This young man looked totally balanced when standing with a deep chest and correct topline. A handsome head with dark oval eye. Well boned and good feet, Shown in super coat. Free flowing in movement which gave him this lovely class.
2nd. Anderson’s Zentarr Osbourne Lhasa Apso. A well presented puppy and shown in excellent coat for such a baby. Well proportioned head with lovely dark eye. Correct reverse scissor bite. Level topline. Moved happily and confidently with an easy gait.
3rd. Wilenczyc’s Nellinka Christmas Khaos at Kashiba German Shepherd
BRIAN WESLBY MEMORIAL PUPPY BITCH STAKES (52,33)
1st. Maynard’s Tamniarn Ella Belle to Chinnordale Golden Retriever. This lovely Golden really filled my eye on first appraisal of this super class of bitch puppies. She has so many of the qualities that I was looking for. Owns the most appealing head with dark expressive eye and pigmentation. Everything in proportion, ample bone and she stands on good feet. Good spring of rib, level topline. She moved really well for one so young holding her topline.
2nd. Francis’s Sawheaten Kiss from a Rose Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier. A well blanced baby with a nice head showing a well defined stop. Good length of neck, well laid back shoulder and for a baby enough spring of rib. Shown in good coat condition and her movement was free and easy, if at times maybe a little too exuberant. Promising.
3rd. Lear-Schofield and Schofield’s Alfross Kapuko Kalinda Leonberger
JOSE MACDONALD MEMORIAL VETERAN STAKES (13,10)
1st. Nash’s Ookiimimi Amazing Grace. Papillon. This eleven year old stood out in this class. Shown in good silky coat for her age. She has a nice head with well fringed ears, dark eye and she still retains her level topline. Correct tail carriage, being held over her back. Such good sound movement from this oldie to win the class.
2nd. Lush’s Buchkees Love in a Mist Keeshound. A lovely headed older gentleman nearing eight who was still showing himself off. Owns a nice head with ample stop and dark almond eye. Erect ears, a reasonable length to neck. Short compact body. Strong hindquarters. Moved out at one with handler..
3rd. Wilson’s Nickila Silver Sovereign German Spitz (Mittel )
FRED CHANDLER MEMORIAL OPEN STAKES (53,7)
1st. Tousent and Ingram’s Jojavik Cammora Dobermann. A really lovely outline on this beautiful bitch, she is very nicely proportioned and stands over some ground. Her head is feminine with lovely shaped eye and well placed ears. Good length of neck and well placed shoulders. Straight front and neat feet. Well developed hindquarters. In super coat condition. Moved with reach and drive.
2nd. Tower’s Enjanicka Midnight Blue Bolognese. What a fabulous character this young dog has. He really makes you aware that he is there to be noticed. He has a good square outline, lovely head with dark round eye and correct pigmentation, correct scissor bite Straight front, elbows being straight to the body and reasonable turn of stifle. Moved well fore and aft. Shown in good coat.
3rd. Hicks’s Nuthouse Romance Rhodesian Ridgeback