Show: South Wales Corgi Club Open
Date: 12th January 2019
Welsh Corgi – Pembroke
Judge: Dave Asbridge
My thanks to Wendy Rees and the committee for inviting me to judge this friendly and well run show. Thanks to Huw and Neil my helpful and experienced stewards and of course to the exhibitors for their support. On the whole, the exhibits were well presented however I did feel that some nails were a little too long, in some cases spoiling the outline of the foot. I thought that there were a few examples of slightly narrowing eyes which gave a rather hard, untypical expression. On the plus side there were no problems with detention, tail set/ carriage or movement and there were some promising puppies making their debut in the ring, together with a class of veterans who were all a credit to their owners.
MPD (3) 1. C. Davies’s Ryslip Spin Bowler with Ceranda. Tri 6 mths. Correct head proportions and earset. Plenty of bone and substance, mature for age. Correct front and rear angulation. Well sprung ribs and depth of chest. Level topline. Moved well in all directions. Won on overall substance and movement. 2. M. Davies’s Ermyn Razzle Dazzle. Tri 6 mths. Very nice head, correctly proportioned with pleasing foxy expression. Correct front and rear angles. Good bone throughout. Well sprung ribs and correct ratio of rib to loin. Level topline. Moved well. 3. M. Davies’s Ermyn Snazzy Jazzy.
PD (2/1) 1. Coulson’s Oye-Dragoon-Willow Des Contamines at Woodhenge. R/W 9 mths. Correct head and ear set. This young man has dark markings on the side of his muzzle, at a distance this can give the impression of a hard, untypical appearance, but in fact he has good foreface/ skull proportions and the correct foxy expression. Dark eye blending with correct coat. Front and rear angulation good. Pleasing reach of neck. Good depth of chest and spring of rib with level top line. Plenty of strength, substance and bone throughout. Moved well in all directions with plenty of drive and purpose. One to watch. BPD,BP,BD,BOS.
JD (1) 1. Webb’s Corland Nighthawk. Tri 15 mths. Nice correctly proportioned head with good earset. Good pigmentation with dark eye colour blending into coat. Angulation OK. Very well sprung ribs with good depth of chest. Plenty of bone and substance. Strong level topline. Neat correctly set bobtail. Moved very well.
PGD (4/2) 1. Morgan’s Fairysaddle Sir Alfred. R/W Correctly proportioned masculine head. Front and rear angulation OK. Good depth of chest and spring of rib with plenty of substance. Strong topline. Gave his handler a difficult time but could detect free, effortless movement. Won on substance, topline and movement. 2. Thomas’s Nireno Jammy Dodger. R/W. Finer type than 1. Correct head/ earset. Dark eye blending with coat. Correct angles particularly at the rear. Topline dipped a little towards the croup but not excessive. Pleasing amount of bone and substance with well sprung ribs. Correct well presented coat.
LD (6/3) 1. Wyer’s Cottivy Skyfall. R/W. Correctly proportioned head/ earset and foxy expression. Good front/ rear angulation leading to free effortless movement. Pleasing reach of neck. Firm level topline. Lighter build than 2. but nonetheless sufficient depth of chest, spring of rib and substance. Won this closely contested class on movement. 2. Webb’s Pemcader Hogans Hero. R/W. There was a lot to like about this boy. Correct head with foxy expression. Front and rear angles correct. Bigger build than 1. with well sprung ribs and depth of chest. Plenty of bone and substance throughout. Strong level topline and correct well presented coat. Just lost out on overall movement. 3. Aylott’s Barwal Blazing Desert.
OD (2) 1. Rees’s Stadwen Lancelot. R/W Masculine head with good earset and width between the ears. Would prefer a slightly shorter foreface/muzzle. Correct front and rear angulation leading to free flowing effortless movement. Strong topline and well let down chest with good spring of rib. Sufficient bone and substance. Won his class on movement and overall quality. RBD. 2. Jones’s Ceranda Surf’s Up. Tri. Liked his correct head with moderate stop, good skull width between correctly set ears. Nice dark eye blending into coat. Correct angulation and good substance with pleasing depth of chest and spring of rib. Topline a little soft when standing and movement a little erratic.
VD/B (8/3) 1. Magness’s Cordach Pirate King. This 11 year old R/W gentleman won a nice class based on his combination of wonderful and enduring qualities. Correct head proportions and earset with lovely alert foxy expression. Dark eye and good pigmentation. Good bone and substance but not overdone. Still sturdy and strong. Good front and rear angulation and strong topline. Correct double coat. Moved well in all directions. BVD & BV. 2. D. Davies’s Zydahayes Cherry Ice. R/W 7 year old bitch. I liked her feminine foxy head with correct proportions and earset. Good front and rear angulation so no surprise that she had a good reach of neck and moved freely for her substitute handler. Strong level topline, one of the best to be seen. Correct substance and bone, good spring of rib and well let down chest. Correct double coat well presented. A little longer than many bitches but all in proportion. BVB & RBB. 3. Aylott’s Barwal Belle.
MPB (2) 1. Wyer’s Creslow Melody Maker at Cottivy. R/W 6mths. Correct head with triangular earset. Dark eye blending into coat but would prefer a slightly softer more foxy expression. Correct angulation leading to free effortless movement. Well let down chest and spring of rib in keeping with her tender age. Topline slightly rising to the croup but plenty of time to settle. Correct double coat well presented. 2. Dickenson’s Llwynog Royal Romance. A promising 6 mth R/W young lady. Correctly proportioned head and earset. Nice dark eye blending into correct well presented coat, I preferred her expression to 1. Good front and rear angulation resulting in free movement and drive. Well sprung ribs; acceptable depth of chest at this stage. Topline rising to the croup a little more than 1. Just lost out on depth of chest and topline but there is plenty of time to develop and mature.
PB (3) 1. Keates’s Hadassah Dancing in the Dark. Tri. An eye catching young lady with a maturity beyond her 9 mths. Nice correctly proportion head and triangular earset. Good pigmentation with dark eye blending into coat. Plenty of substance and bone with well let down chest and good spring of rib. Low set and sturdy. Correct front and rear angulation so no surprise that she moved with drive and purpose. Strong level topline leading to neat correct bobtail. BPB. 2. Llwynog Royal Romance. 3. Whitehead’s Hadassah A Fine Romance.
NB (4/3) 1. Hadassah Dancing in the Dark.
PGB (3/2) 1. Wyer’s Cottivy Twelfth Night. R/W. Correct, proportionate triangular head/ earset with a nice dark eye and foxy expression. Good angulation especially shoulder to upper arm. Moderate bone with good spring of ribs. Level topline. Neat oval feet. Moved well in all directions.
LB (6/4) 1. Coulson’s Woodhenge Storm Princess. R/W. Feminine, correctly proportioned head with good earset and pleasing expression. Good angulation, especially at the front so no surprise that she had a good reach of neck and free, effortless movement. Not the biggest of bitches but nonetheless sturdy and proportionate. Level topline at all times. Correct double coat, well presented. Won on reach of neck and movement. 2. Keates’s Corgold Night and Day at Hadassah. Tri. Bigger build than 1. Nice head proportions and foxy expression. Front angulation OK, rear angles good resulting in plenty of drive on the move. Plenty of substance with good bone, well let down chest and good spring of rib.
OB (4/2) 1. M. Davies’s Ermyn Chasing Rainbows. Tri. There is so much to like about this typical feminine girl. Lovely correctly proportioned head with good earset and the sweetest of alert, foxy expressions. Very good angulation resulting in good reach of neck and easy movement. Not the biggest of bitches but proportionate in all departments, strong and sturdy with enough bone. Well let down chest with good spring of rib. Good front reach, moved with purpose and drive. Topline level at all times. Good pigmentation and correct double coat. Nice strong, oval feet. Very much deserved her success today. BB & BoB. 2. Rees’s Stadwen Rosseta. R/W. Correct head and ear proportions, dark eye blending into coat. Angulation correct giving good reach of neck but would prefer a little more forward reach when on the move. Rear movement strong and purposeful. Plenty of substance with good depth of chest and well sprung rib. Strong level topline. Correct, well presented double coat.