German Short Haired Pointer
Always an enjoyable breed to judge, very much a functional gundog, with nothing hidden. I found some to be slightly long in back, but generally the quality was high and some super winners.
Veteran D (1)
1st: 4725 MARSH, Mrs K M & HOAD Mrs J V Koolwaters Pacific At Kilnrae
Really lovely 8 year d to start. Beautifully muscled up. He has a lovely head. Lengthy neck. Well laid shoulder. Well filled, deep chest. Fairly short in back. Strong rear. Stands over plenty of ground. Accurate out and back with a fairly long stride.
Sp Beginner D (1)
1st: 4749 STOPFORTH Mrs K Taftazini Cesar Chance With Serenymor
Well balanced, masc d, if slightly moderate in his angulation. Slight stop, lengthy neck. Liked his depth and fill of chest. Firm topline. Nice feet. He is fairly accurate out and back. Correct coat texture.
Minor Puppy D (2)
2 promising pups, each with lots of but different things to like about them.
1st: 4717 HARRIS Mrs S Barleyarch Pringle
I found him slightly shorter in back and better in topline than 2. He has a good head. Correct stop. Lengthy neck. Well laid shoulder, could have a better return of upper arm. Well sprung ribs. Could have a little more hind angulation. Accurate on the move. BP
2nd: 4716 GOFF, Miss K & DALES Mr M Seasham Live Wire At Shoshoni
Slightly rangier d, but that’s no bad thing in a minor puppy. He too has a v good head. Lengthy neck. He is straighter in front angulation than the winner, but has a better turn of stifle. Low hocks. Lengthy stride.
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Junior D (2,1)
1st: 4744 SIELSKI Mrs Z Orchidstar Bonds of Speed JW
He looks really good moving round the ring. Like his proportions. Masc head, correct stop. Ears could be carried better. Lengthy neck. Just a little heavy over his shoulders. Lovely legs and feet. Well sprung ribs, which go well back to a short loin. Well bent stifle with low hocks. Could be slightly tidier out and back.
Post Grad D (3)
1st: 4749 STOPFORTH Mrs K Taftazini Cesar Chance With Serenymor
Won this class on his proportions and movement.
2nd: 4756 WATLING Mrs T Drysika Dasher
Quite a free moving d, he is just a little long in back. Masc head. Correct stop. Kind expression. Lengthy neck. Quite a good front. Upright in pastern, v good feet, level topline. He is a bit flat in croup. Good hind angulation.
3rd: 4726 MARSH, Mrs K M & HOAD Mrs J V Winterwell Sam Spade At Kilnrae
Limit D (3)
1st: 4737 PITMAN Miss S Pitwit Noble Opal
Masc d with a v good head. Strong neck. Well laid shoulder. Upright in pastern. Liked his depth and fill of chest. Super topline. Well bent stifle and low hocks. Moved well.
2nd: 4731 MILLIGAN Mrs D Jessophia’s Oberyn Martell
Liked his proportions. He too has a v good head. Lovely eye and expression. Enough neck. Fair front. Needs a bit more chest. Not topline of 1. Moderate rear.
3rd: 4721 JOHN Mrs L Keigame Jigsaw
Open D (8,2)
Very strong class, which made it a great pleasure to sort out.
1st: 4728 MERVYN Mr & Mrs T & A M Ir Sh Ch Lux Ch Tomanipoint Celtic Knight An Ch’15
Powerful & fit d who moved really well, such an easy stride. Gave the impression of being able to work all day. Masc head, slight stop. Moderate neck. Well laid shoulder with a good return of upper arm. Tighter in elbow than 2. Super body. Firm topline. Slight slope to his croup. Well made rear. Low hocks. Short backed and stands over a lot of dog and is in super hard condition. Was in great form. CC & BOB
2nd: 4753 TROW, Mrs L & SMITH, Mr D & REICHMUTH Mrs M NZ Sp Gr Ch Grand Arosa Ur Upperclass
This dog is so impressive in profile action, and he too was on top form today. He has a v good head. Correct skull. Slight stop. Eyes are ok. Liked his neck. Well laid shoulder. He is slightly upright in upper arm, but has a long stride. Short back. Well made rear, low hocks. His tail carriage on move could be more appealing. Another in the hardest condition. RCC
3rd: 4708 BROWN, Mr R & BURNS Ms A Sh Ch Magregor Threesacrowd At Pothouse JW Sh.CM
Veteran B (2,1)
1st: 4740 PUDNEY Mr & Mrs S F & C M Stairfoot Skye
Quality fem b. She has a v good head. Lovely eye and expression. Enough neck. Decent front. Short, level back. Well bent stifle. Moved with a lengthy stride.
Sp Beginners B (3)
1st: 4732 MILLIGAN Mrs D Isara Kurzhaar All Spice
Good honest sort of b who moved well. Liked her head v much. Lengthy neck. Quite a good front with lovely legs and feet. Short back. Firm topline. Well made rear.
2nd: 4727 MCCULLOCH Mr A & Mrs K Winterwell Oh So Sharp
Still looks raw and needs to develop in chest still. Lengthy, fem head with slight stop. Lengthy neck. Quite good front. Well made rear. Just needs time to mature up.
3rd: 4733 ORR DICKENS Mrs S Tywivale Amaranthus
Minor Puppy B (2,1)
1st: 4715 GAIN, Miss E & GAIN Ms K Molkara Quids In
V much a baby, just looks a bit tubular in body as yet, but plenty of time. She has a lovely head, eyes can darken. Strong neck. Balanced angulation. Topline is level. Moves v well.
Puppy B (4,2)
1st: 4755 WARRINGTON Mrs S E Zakova Amaretto
Liked her short, firm backline. She has a fem head eyes are ok. Moderate neck. Slightly short in upper arm and a little exuberant with her front feet as yet Well made rear. In lovely hard condition.
2nd: 4733 ORR DICKENS Mrs S Tywivale Amaranthus
V much a baby still. She has a well balanced head. Lengthy neck. Moderate but balanced in angulation. Just needs to body up.
Junior B (6,1)
1st: 4747 SQUIRE Mrs J Taftazini Honour Wynna JW
Really super young b so very feminine. She has a super outline. Short in back and stands over plenty of ground. She has a lovely head. Well balanced. Slight stop. Lengthy neck. Well laid shoulders with a good return of upper arm. Chest to her elbow. Firm topline. Short loin. Well made rear. V accurate out and back and lengthy stride. Real quality girl. CC, congratulations on her title.
2nd: 4729 MERVYN Mr & Mrs T & A M Tomanipoint Annie’s Mazurka Jun Ch
She too is a super b. She has a lovely head. Correct eye. Lengthy neck. Well laid shoulder. Chest to elbow. Short, firm topline. Well made rear, super muscle low hocks. V good profile action. Not quite as clean coming towards as 1, ever so slightly better in rear.
3rd: 4727 MCCULLOCH Mr A & Mrs K Winterwell Oh So Sharp
Post Grad B (9,1)
1st: 4705 BLAY Mr & Mrs M & B Barleyarch Skye At Longbarrow
She is a v typy b, liked her shortness of back. She has a fem head, well balanced. Would prefer darker eyes. V good neck. Her angulation is v well balanced, giving an even and lengthy stride. Well bodied. Firm topline. Nice low hocks.
2nd: 4704 BELLINGER, Mrs T & FELSTEAD Mrs D Cushatlaw Chaos At Woodhawk
V good b, younger than 1 and just needs to mature in body. She has a well balanced, fem head. Good eye and expression. Enough neck. Nice front. Short back. Well made rear. Moved well, just needs to muscle up.
3rd: 4754 UPTON-LOVETT, Mrs S & UPTON Miss H Seasham A Kind Of Magic
Limit B (7,1)
1st: 4742 ROSE, Mr A P & GAFFNEY Mr J D Kavacanne Vixen JW
Free moving b of v good proportions. She has a super head. Lovely eye and expression. Lengthy and crested neck. Well angulated front. Well ribbed. Well bent stifle and low hocks. Just needs a bit more body and muscle as she matures.
2nd: 4714 ELLIS Miss S Soellis Fannie Annie JW
Liked her proportions, topline slopes away v slightly. She has a good head. Strong neck. Just a bit heavy over the shoulder. Well sprung ribs. Strong rear. Went well.
3rd: 4751 THOMPSON Mrs L M Redmires Bedazzled
Open B (5,2)
3 very typy ladies.
1st: 4718 HARRIS Mrs S Sh Ch Barleyarch Playtime (ai) JW
Liked her proportions. She has a lovely head. Super eye and expression. Lengthy neck. Quite a good shoulder. Good legs and feet. Well bodied. Firm topline. Well bent stifle and low hocks. Accurate out and back. Could just have a little more power in her rear. RCC
2nd: 4752 TROW Ms L S Ch Winterwell Inca Trail JW
Super outline she isn’t quite as fluid as 1 on the move. Lovely head, although ears are slightly bog. Strong and lengthy neck. Good front. Short back. Well ribbed. Maybe just a little too much hind angulation.
3rd: 4748 STEWART, Mrs V & CURRIE, Mrs M & BOYLES Mrs T Winterwell Dominique At Levagrad