This was truly an exceptional group.
Thanks to the committee for the invitation.
1st CH Minarets Best Kept Secret
This stunning dog just keeps getting better. I have already given him a CH. Show group.
He just has that true poodle look and character as was to be seen on his winners lap.
His head and expression are text book. Strong neck and clean front with good feet. So strong in loin and well-muscled rear. This super model could run and play all day. True rear and front action. To top it all a super coat which is presented to perfection. A dog that British pedigree dogs should be proud of. I congratulate his clever breeders and his expert handler.
Ch Sandauri Showstopper For Kutani
This is a truly exceptional Lhasa. From the tip of his arrogant nose to his perfectly carried tail he is a great. He is so balanced and a good size. Well-conditioned both in body and coat. Typical ribs and a strong loin. Good rear and perfect movement. He didn’t put a foot wrong and it was a close decision. Another from a clever breeder. Perfectly presented.
Ch. Chelmbull The Aviator
O I could just take this one home. Loved his size and shape. Very balanced head with good clean lines. Typical ears. In perfect condition, gleaming coat. So correct in front when moving and standing. Not many Frenchies can move like this one. In such hard muscle condition which takes time and effort. A really happy and healthy chap.
Ch Afterglow Aloysius
I was really spoilt for choice in this group and here is another great British bred dog of exceptional quality and presentation. He just has that something special a stallion in a small package with a wicked look from his gleaming dark eyes. Such calm expert handling. Really showed his socks of on the move.
I also shortlisted the gleaming white standard poodle, A very promising young miniature schnauzer. The very smart Dalmatian and a very typy Tibetan Terrier.
The long drive home through the beautiful Welsh/English countryside seemed to fly along with thoughts about the amazing dogs that I had the privilege to judge.