MANCHESTER CHAMPIONSHIP DOG SHOW 2019
GERMAN WIREHAIRED POINTERS
JUDGE PROFESSOR DAVID BRIGDEN (BRAITHWAITE)
I was pleased to accept the invitation from Manchester Championship Dog Show Society to judge GWPs on 19th January 2019.
I enjoyed my day and I thank all who entered under me.
Not having judged GWPs since 2013 it was interesting to see how the breed is developing.
Generally dogs were presented well and in tip top condition, however a few had grubby coats and dirty teeth – not really prepared for the show ring ?
Some were shorter in the back than the ideal as detailed in the breed specification , some lacked depth and spring of rib , and some showed an inbalance between front / rear angulation on the move.
I was however delighted with my class, CC, RCC winners and BOB
MINOR PUPPY DOG 94 entries, 1 absent)
1. Howard’s Int Ch Sh Ch Dual Tickencoat Moon and Back *
9 month old liver and white ticked dog characteristic of this kennel. Reminded me of some of his predecessors. Well presented, a workmanlike dog with good conformation . Pleasing head with kind eyes, clean neck, good shoulder set and well ribbed. Excellent coat . Good angulation. Well muscled allowing stylish movement. Best Puppy Dog who unfortunately became lame and lost out to BPB in the challenge for BPIB.
2. Geary’s Germanus Game Changer
Hard to choose between 1 and 2. Lovely black and white dog of good conformation. Pleasing head and eye. Clean neck, good shoulder set and depth of rib. Good top line and angulation. Excellent coat. Moved well albeit a little restless.
3. Jennings’s Tickencote Fire in the Man
PUPPY DOG (2 entries)
1.as for MINOR PUPPY DOG *
2. Jennings’s Tickencote Fire in the Man
JUNIOR DOG (1 entry)
1.Evans and Morris’s Bareve Brynderi
Standing alone – liver and white ticked 14 month old dog. Well schooled and presented. Nice head, good furnishings , kind eye, good shoulders and depth of rib / tuck up. Good top line and angulation. Moved well.
GRADUATE DOG (1 ENTRY)
1 Thornton’s Bareve Bat Out of Hell
Standing alone. Nice head and facial furnishings, kind eye, clean neck, good front and depth of rib. Good top line but lower tail set than I’d prefer. Moved well
POST GRADUATE DOG – NO ENTRIES
LIMIT DOG (3 entries)
1 Donelley’s Kimmax Knock Yourself Out
Approaching 2 years old this liver and white ticked dog was presented well. Nice head, facial furnishings and coat, clean neck, good front, well ribbed, good top line and tail set. Moved well.
2 Russell’s Tickencote One Way Ticket.
Nice head but with fewer facial furnishing than 1. Clean neck, good front and shoulders, depth of rib and tuck up. Moved well. Hard to choose between 1 and 2.#
3 Lovatt’s Beechillawn I’m Free With Shiroster
OPEN DOG (4 entries)
A stunning class of quality dogs. I’m sure they could all change places on another day.
1 Pinkerton’s Sh Ch NL Ch BareveBontebokskraal
5 year old liver and white ticked dog with tremendous ring presence, stood out from the rest. In tip top condition, well schooled and presented but still having that ‘sparkle’ to enjoy his day and succeed. Lovely head and furnishings. Clean neck, good front and shoulder set. Good depth and spring of rib. Excellent top line, tail set and angulation. Exceptional on the move – giving the picture of him enjoying his day out – a happy dog ! No hesitation in awarding a well deserved 1st in this class, Dog CC and BOB
2 McCullough’s Sh Ch Ger Kimmax Kurious George
Another quality dog, strong and workman like . Well schooled and presented in excellent condition and muscle tone. Kind head and eyes, excellent facial furnishings. Good front and shoulder set Well ribbed. Good top line and tail set Moved well but lacked the ‘sparkle’ of 1 today Delighted to award him RDCC
3 Johnstone’s NL Ch Lux ch Bel Sh Ch VDH Charmer Vd Tundershof with Glenqin
Delighted to be able to go over this dog – in excellent condition and with so many good qualities
VETERAN DOG NO ENTRIES
MINOR PUPPY BITCH (4 entries)
A strong class of babies! The winner was 9 months old – the extra maturity giving her the edge.
1 McCullough’s Kimmax Maid the Kut
A well schooled and presented black and white bitch. Lovely head and furnishings. Clean neck. Good front and shoulder set. Possibly a little weighty but moved with style maintaining top line
2 Russell’s Tickencote Tears and Pearls
Sweet head, clean neck, good front and shoulders. Good depth of rib and angulation. Moved well
Sure 1 and 2 will change places on many occasions
3 Geary’s Germanus China Doll
A youngster I like but restless standing and on the move today
PUPPY BITCH (6 entries)
A strong class
1 Donnelly’s Kimmax Who Kares Wins
8 months old yet already having good ring presence. Sweet head with good facial furnishings. Clean neck, good front and shoulders. Good depth of rib, top line and tail set. Moved well and deserved Best Puppy Bitch and BPIB
2. Russell’sTickencoat Tears and Pearls
3 Ellis’s Normbar time Honoured
JUNIOR BITCH(1 entry)
1 Leveridge and Morris’s Bareve Bronwren
Standing alone , nice head and furnishings, clean neck, good front, well boned, good depth of rib and tuck up. Tight coat Moved well.
GRADUATE BITCH (2 entries)
1 Ramsden’s Kimmax Kute as a Button
19month old liver and white bitch . Wellpresented. Good coat. Sweet head , clean neck , good front, shoulders, top line and tail set . Moved well.
2 Lovatt’s Beechillawn Amarillo Starlight of Shirostar
15 month old liver and white bitch, fuller in the body than 1 . Conformationally sound , well presented but a little restless on the move
POST GRADUATE BITCH (1 entry)
1 Moore’s Tickencote Side of Angels
2 year old solid liver bitch standing alone. Conformationally sound and moved well
LIMIT BITCH (3 entries)
1 Johnstone’s Canis Fortuna Harda
Liver and white bitch. Sweet head, clean neck, good front, shoulder set and depth of rib. Good top line, tail set and angulation. In hard condition and moving with determination and ease . A worthy winner who I preferred over 2
Howard’s Tickencote Fight’t Moonlight
Another quality bitch. Nice head, clean neck, good bone and front. Good depth of rib , top line and tail set. Moved well
3 Kavanagh’s Hughwing Louboutin to Doberway
OPEN BITCH (4 entries)
1 McCullough’s Sh Ch Kimmax Koz I Kan
A well presented 2 year old liver and white bitch.. Sweet head, good eye and facial furnishings. Clean neck , good front and shoulder set. Well boned , good depth of rib , good top line and tail set. Good coat Well schooled and presented. Excellent on the move and worthy winner of this class and BCC
2 Pinkerton’s Sh Ch NL Ch Esmee Draon from Rhona’s Home and Bareve
A well presented bitch. Lovely head clean neck. Good bone, front and shoulder set . Good depth / spring of rib , top line and tail set. Much to like about her. Moved well but lacked the sparkle of 1 today A worthy winner of RBCC
3 Geary’s Egermaster Shine for Germanus
VETERAN DOG (NO ENTRIES)
PROFESSOR DAVID BRIGDEN
20th January 2019