I would like to take this opportunity to thank the committee of the Coventry Ladies’ Kennel Society for inviting me to officiate at their Premium Open Show. It was a very well supported show, and my thanks to my co-judges who put through many lovely dogs for BIS; BPIS; BVIS. Judging is always more pleasurable when you have so many quality dogs to choose from. It was also a pleasure to have the opportunity to judge so many breeds in the Variety Challenges, thank you to all the exhibitors for entering under me. My thanks also to the ring stewards for their hard work and assistance on the day.
P (7:2) 1 Mottram’s Lanteague Gold Sovereign (D); 6 month old mature looking sable puppy. Masculine refined head, beautifully positioned almond eyes and small, well placed ears . Good scissor bite, with good underjaw. Good length of neck, lovely front angulation, giving a good forechest. Body proportions excellent, lovely rear angulation. Moved well for his age, overall a pleasing dog to judge, lovely profuse coat with good frill and mane. Hopefully has a good future. ResBOB, BP, ResBOB Group 1, Puppy Group 3. 2 Johnson, Jacob & Johnson’s Willowthorn Dream Gazer (D).
J(6:3) 1 Hateley’s Sanscott Sweet Serenity At Mohnesee JW (B): 11 month old sable bitch pup. Sweet expression, good eye shape and colour, lovely ear set. Good front angulation and fore chest. Good depth of chest. Length of loin good, but topline needs to level. Good bend of stifle, strong hocks. Moved well. 2 Moores’ Chibaya Belle Of The Ball (B).
PG (5:2) 1 Deveson’s Milesend Sea Pearl (B): 19 month old dark sable bitch. Nice colour of eye, good ear set. Good expression. Front angulation could be better, back level. Moderate stifle, strong vertical hocks. Sloping croup, low tailset. Lacked reach on the move. 2 Bussey’s Kelgrove Kinda Black Magic (B).
O (5:3) 1 Walker’s Tooralie’s Matilda (B); 20 month old tricolour bitch. Correctly proportioned outline, with lovely refined head and sweet expression. Scissor bite, sufficient underjaw. A good length of neck, sufficient angulation of forequarter, nice depth of chest. Good topline, good croup and tail set. Sufficient turn of stifle. Moved freely with good reach and drive. Good textured coat, well presented. BoB. 2 Deveson’s Janetstown Je Suis JW ShCM
Judge: Mr R. Juckes