South Wales Kennel Association
6th October 2018
Judge: Miss Leila Tarabad
Many thanks to the Committee for the kind invitation to judge the Affenpinscher Males without CC’s at their friendly Champ show, my first time judging the breed at this level. I really enjoyed the entry and alongside my co-judge, Mr Alan Dredge, we agreed that the dog should take BOB although it was a close call between him and the lovely bitch (Pirrie’s Urax Black Diamond for Riogaioch JW (Imp Su) who was just not in her best clothes! For BP we were again in total agreement that the 7 month bitch, Pirrie & McEvoy’s Priscila Queen of the Desert, should be our winner. I loved her size, substance and beautifully balanced shape with perfect topline and tail carriage. Her head is delightful with good turn up and dark expressive eyes. She moved so confidently for one so young, holding her outline firm. We were delighted that she ended the day taking Puppy Group 2, many congratulations!
Puppy Dog (1)
- Brown’s Affentude Chatham Robin. 8 month old baby with lots to like but will just need time to come together. Correctly shaped head with well placed dark round eyes, short muzzle with good width of underjaw, high set ears and a delightful expression. Short neck, good spring of rib, correctly set and carried tail with legs set well under body and overall a nice shape that should finish well as he matures. Moved well when he was concentrating! Just needs to firm in topline. BPD.
Junior Dog (3)
- McEvoy & Pirrie’s Imrun’s Pikes Peak (Imp Nor). Beautiful youngster who won this class with ease. 15 months old and already well matured and presented in superb harsh black coat. Lovely balanced outline, sturdy and squarely built, correct angulation fore and aft with legs set well under. Short neck into a perfect topline, croup and tail set, well sprung ribs and in super body and condition. Such a cheeky expression and dark sparkling eyes, short muzzle with prominent, nicely turned up chin and good width of jaw. Moved confidently around the ring, accurately in all directions with good lift. Loved his temperament and attitude which shone through in his performance. I had no hesitation in awarding him BD and in full agreement with my co-judge, BOB. We were delighted to hear he was later shortlisted in the Toy Group, well done!
- Brown’s Affentude Chatham Robin. See PD.
- Merrett’s Quentin Vom Romersberger Hof at Venustus (Imp Deu)
Open Dog (4)
- McEvoy & Pirrie’s Faehat Mwnci Du JW. Another lovely young exhibit who instantly caught my eye in this class presenting a lovely neat, sturdy looking outline enhanced by a quality harsh black jacket. So nicely constructed throughout with correct front and rear assembly, level topline and well set and carried tail, good ribbing and body condition. A real monkey like expression coming from his round dark eyes, well turned up chin, short muzzle and high set ears. Moved well in this class and with a change of handler moved even better in the challenge! Didn’t seem to have his full concentration on the job in hand and had to settle for RBD behind his kennel mate who was really on his toes. Nevertheless a super example of the breed.
- Currie’s Faehat Fedora. Litter brother to 1 and a slightly smaller package. I would have liked a bit more body on him, but at 18 months old he is still only a youngster. Squarely built with short neck, good topline and tail, moderate rear angulation and compact feet. Correctly shaped head with ears set high, sparkling correctly placed eyes, short muzzle with good turn up and width to jaw and delightfully naughty expression! Moved happily and soundly, presented in good coat of the correct texture.
- Currie’s Venustus Milliners Man For Faehat.