South Wales Kennel Association Critique 7th October 2018 – Weimaraners
I would like to extend my thanks to the Committee of SWKA for asking me to judge the breed I have owned and adored for 30 years and to my steward for her support throughout the day. Most of all thank you to the exhibitors for bringing their dogs for me to go over. It was an honour and a pleasure to judge so many quality exhibits, temperaments in the main were good as were the condition they were shown in. Given the extremely cold conditions dog and handlers managed the situation very well!
Minor Puppy Dog (1)
1st– Danneau’s Orbit The Moon At Aarranz Von Silberweiss Jager (IMP FRA) 9 month old baby who was eager to please, good topline retained on the move, kind expression, clean neck into good shoulder placement, deep brisket, good turn of stifle, tidy feet, ok on the move.
Puppy Dog (1)
1st – Danneau’s Orbit the Moon At Aarranz Von Silberweiss Jager
Junior Dog (5/1)
1st -L & S Brierley and Needham’s Grausturm Hairy Potter JWW’18 (IMP AUS). Mature dog, standing on good feet, well off for bone and substance, aristocratic head, good length, a little unsettled on the move at times but appealed in overall balance.
2nd – Brown & Burns’ Enryb Champers Party at Pothouse
Up to size dog, not as mature a 1 but time will see to that. Correct length of rib to loin, kind expression, correct angulation front and aft. Moved ok.
3rd – Burgess’ Greyspirit Rock Star from Hantzburg
Yearling Dog (3)
1st Evans & Pavey’s SH CH Gunalt Undeniable At Joneva JW
Powerful, mature looking dog with clean outline retained on the move, good depth of brisket, well off for bone, excellent in head which is masculine without being course, good spring of rib, well muscled. Was a little erratic on the move today, seen him go better.
2nd Mutlow’s Braefell Goshawk JW. Another quality dog, not as mature as 1 but a lot to like, lovely silver grey colour, masculine head, with correct ear length and set, good depth of chest, correct length of upper arm, clean neck into good shoulder placement. Well let down hocks. Good on the move.
3rd Webster’s Schonhund Show Grayson with Errytar
Post Graduate Dog (2/1)
1st Phillips’ Rivertone Rudolph. Moderate dog all through, correct length of rib extending back into a firm loin. Clean neck into tidy shoulders, balanced angulation front and rear. Moved well, may be one to watch as he matures.
Limit Dog (4)
1st Davies’ Enryb Grouse Party At Shelseivad. Liked the length on this dog, clean topline, good bone and overall construction, typical head with good ear length, stop and depth of flew. Moved and showed well.
2nd Danneau’s Weipowa Phoenix at Aarranz JW (AI) shorter coupled than 1 but plenty of substance, deep brisket, well off for bone, tidy feet, covered the ground well, shown in excellent condition and muscle tone.
3rd Stokes’ Khamsynn Coast to Coast at Wipfel
Open Dog (13/3)
1st Holman’s Astrazone Invierno in Jenluis JW – first 3 were top quality dogs I have long admired, but today this dog had to take top honours due to his ring presence and beautiful condition. Correct length to height ratio, the best of heads, aristocratic with correct ear length, clean neck into tidy shoulders, good length of upper arm, strong in bone, correct and balanced angulation front and rear, covered ground effortlessly. So delighted to give him his crown today. DCC
2nd Rayner and Maskell’s SH CH Gunalt Academy of Raystans JW SHCM. Again oozed quality, and pushed hard for top honours. Moderate dog with overall great confirmation, well off for bone, level top line kept on the move, correct length/height ratio, well ribbed, good angles front and aft, well muscled. Again another that covers the ground with power and purpose. RDCC
3rd Clarke’s SH CH Sireva Crackerjack At Coastedge JW SHCM
Veteran Dog (5)
1st Webster & Radford SH CH Schonhund Showvanist Over Errytar JW SHCM. Have judged this dog as a youngster on a few occasions and he didn’t disappoint today. Still in good hard condition, keeps his top line on the move, good head proportions, good in rib length, well sprung, forechest well developed, good bone, moved with drive.
2nd Maclaine & Dickson’s SH CH/IR SH CH GreyspiritRoyal Scot At Trilite SHCM CJW10 IR JUN CH. Another super veteran, lovely colour, well sprung ribs, good depth of brisket, correct angulation front and rear.
3rd Mutlow’s Rising Lark Hawk Wing JW SHCM
Good Citizen Dog Scheme – Dog (3/2)
1st Burgess’ Greyspirit Rock Star from Hantzburg. More settled in this class, young dog with good substance and bone, nice head, masculine but with a kind eye. Moved better here, but still needs to tighten up which I am sure will come with maturity.
Minor Puppy Bitch (5/1)
1st Batty’s Almoor Macey Gray. Lovely baby with a lot to like, superb silver coat, great length to height ratio, ribs well back with good angulation front and rear which allowed her to move with drive around the ring, best mover in the class. Feminine head, but not too fine. Good bone, stood on tidy feet and shown to her advantage. BP
2nd Hays’ Longlox Midnight Romance; another nice youngster, lovely head, in good condition, not quite the length of one, but good bone and substance, moved ok
3rd Harding Brown’s Dreistone Purple Raina
Puppy Bitch (3/1)
1st Needham’s Grausturm Pride of Tasmania of Grausilk (IMP AUS); Taller in leg than 2, in good coat and condition and strode out well on the move. Good length and well laid shoulders, pretty typy head
2nd Smith’s Gunalt Lustrous; nice puppy but a little on the heavy side which affected her movement and topline, nice off for bone, good length and depth of forechest, feminine head.
Junior Bitch (12/5)
1st Simpson, Dawson & Clarke Sireva Senna with Coastedge; well made substantial bitch but not oversized. Lovely silver coat, typical head with kind eye and expression, good depth of brisket, good bone and feet, moved well, more mature than 2 which won her the class.
2nd Matthews’ Silvermews Shiomi JW. Another bitch I have admired from the ringside, however today she was a little unsettled and gave her handler a hard time on the stack. Taller than one but with good length of rib, tidy topline, nice length of neck into tidy shoulders, good depth of chest, lovely colour, shown in good muscle condition, moved well
3rd Finch’s Silberliss Summer of Love
Yearling Bitch (6/2)
1st Sayer and Wallwork Braefell Firecrest JW; lovely young bitch, beautiful silver grey coat, longer cast than 2 with good length of rib and loin ratios, typy head, sleek neck into nice shoulder placement, good muscle tone, moved round the ring well. Just needs to mature on to finish the picture.
2nd Hill’s Weipowa Winnie Winchester. Not dissimilar to 1 but not quite the length. Good bone, deep brisket, good angulation front and rear, tidy feet, clean outline, moved well.
3rd Cooper’s Dreifstock Dazzling Star JW
Post Graduate Bitch (6/1)
3 quality bitches, well balanced.
1st Robson’s Kalimor Armani at Robricci JW –Well balanced bitch with a lot to like, tidy topline, quality head, well off for bone, tidy feet, excellent angulation front and rear, good depth/forechest, well ribbed, moved best in class
2nd Stamp’s Gunalt Two to tango with Tynsil; similar comments to 1, tidy topline, clean neck in to well laid shoulders, good bone, carries more weight than one.
3rd Harding Brown’s Dreistone Winifred Harriet
Limit Bitch (10/1)
1st Rodgers’ Minstergate Cunard JW. Similar type to JB winner, substantial but feminine, good bone, deep brisket to elbow, well sprung in rib, typical head with good length of ear, correct stop, and lovely silver grey colour. Strode out well today.
2nd Maclaine & Dickson’s Greyspirit Purdue. Different type to 1 but very nice outline, clean neck into tidy shoulder placement, good angulation front and rear, well let down hocks, good length of rib.
3rd Yewdall’s Gunalt Adorable From Ladwey SHCM
Open Bitch (10/2)
1st Robson’s SH CH Nemrac Connie At Robricci JW SHCM
Another one I have watched with interest from the ringside, so much to like, metallic sheen to a lovely silver grey coat, moderate throughout, nice head and expression, stood on good bone and feet, correct length of rib to loin proportions, balanced angulation from and rear, muscled hind quarters which gave the effortless movement I was looking for. BCC
2nd Sayer and Wallwork SC CH Astrazone Avocet to Braefell JW SHCM
Again quality throughout, so well balanced to give great movement, lovely head with correct ear set end length, deep brisket, well sprung ribs extending well back to a firm loin, good angles. RBCC
3rd Rutland & Jones SH CH Khamsynn Coast Liaison JW SHCM
Veteran Bitch (6)
1st Rayner SH CH Gunalt The Look At Raystans JW SHCM
Quality veteran in good condition, with excellent length of rib, well sprung, and clean topline which won her the class. Moved well and covered the ground effortlessly
2nd Perez-Powell’s SH CH Gunalt Quirky
Superb longhair, in great coat and condition. Feminine head with kind eye and expression, well sprung in rib and deep brisket, moved well.
3rd Mr A M, & Mrs L I, Ms H S Rutland & Jones SH CH Khamsynn Carry on Camping JW
Good Citizen Dog Scheme – Bitch (3)
1st – Rutland & Jones SH CH Sireva Only Connect With Khamsynn SHCM
A lot to like about this girl, lovely colour, deep in brisket, stood on tidy feet, well muscled, clean neck into tidy shoulders. Covered the ground well.
2nd Maclaine & Dickson’s Greyspirit Hopes N Dreams
Only a youngster so maturity not on her side, however still a lot to like, clean lines, good depth, moved ok.
3rd Maclaine & Dickson’s Greyspirit Hope So