The English Toy Terrier ( Black and Tan ) Club 6th April 2019
Thank you for the honour of judging your club’s open show, I was so please as I had a fantastic entry, I was also delighted with the quality of the entry before me today. Thank you also to my two stewards keeping the day running smoothly. I wish the club well for the future.
My main concern and there is only one, was front movement, the majority were crossing on the move coming towards me, obviously I had to forgive some and they were place as winners. For a Breed Specialist and Exhibitors this movement would/may appear the norm. Well it’s not correct !!.
I would have preferred to judge the Special Beginners Dog or Bitch Class also Brace Class, after Best in Show. In my opinion it Total Confused the end results when coming to the challenge for Best Dog, Best Bitch and Best In Show. Only a suggestion for Committee to consider.
Minor Puppy Dog ( 3 entries )
1st, Inch’s, Edalene Dark Victory, 6 months old of good size, long wedge shaped head with flat skull, dark eyes and scissor bite, graceful neck with desired length and arch into a well laid shoulder, developing body deep and narrow with well sprung ribs, well turned quarters providing good rear action, front should tighten with maturity.
2nd, Allsop’s, Pelugias Worth The Wait, 6 months old, good length of head and dark eye with keen alert expression, high placed ears, ample length of neck, straight front legs with fine bone, quite shapely but a bit thin on the loin, nice glossy coat, well presented and moved well with handler.
3rd, Bassett’s, Pelugias Against The Odds.
Puppy Dog ( 4 entries )
1st, Jolley’s, Witchstone Odds On Favourite, 11 months old long narrow wedge-shaped head with high ear set, clean neck into compact body with good depth, well angulated front with straight legs viewed and fine bone, elegant & stylish outline, has a great future I am sure as does the litter brother in Junior.
2nd, Harman’s, Witchstone Crazy Horse at Boimans, 11 months old, nice and pleasing for type, slightly taller than winner, attractive, masculine clean head, dark almond shaped eye and scissor bite, good depth of chest and has a lovely flowing outline, front legs viewed parallel stood, good action on the move.
3rd, Howard’s, Lasagesse Supersonic.
Junior Dog ( 3 entries )
1st, Seaton & Woodward’s, Witchstone Vanguard, 11 months old, long wedge-shaped head without emphasis of cheek, slight stop, superb candle-flame ears correctly set, scissor bite, body sleek and cleanly built, chest deep and narrow, lovely body shape in profile although I would prefer more covering as pin bones were evident, correctly angulated front and rear to give typical action on the move. Best Dog, Best Opposite Sex and Best Puppy in Show
2nd, Jolly’s, Lasagesse Wonderwall, 11 months old, good for size and stronger head than the winner but he too is impressive on the move with a lovely extended gait, very good outline with gently curved topline and well set tail but carried a touch high on the move, better in the challenge.
3rd, Bassett’s, Pelugias Against The Odds.
Graduate Dog ( 3 entries )
1st, Howard’s, Lasagesse Starman, 23 months old, strong masculine head with good planes, compact balanced body sleek and cleanly built, dark eye of almond shape and high set ears, good neck & backline, rounded buttocks and tail set low, moved crossing front with good hocks on the rear.
2nd, Thorne’s, Amalek Cappuccino at Winklefred, 19 months old, good breed type with candle-flame ears, touch round in eye which spoils expression, body deep & sleek with well sprung rib but pin bones evident, just a bit more covering to round off the croup, tail well carried, moved crossing his front, rear even and smooth.
3rd, Warren’s, Pedara The World Is Mine.
Post Graduate Dog ( 3 entries ) 1 absent
1st, Howard & Wild’s, Shanedale Despicable Me, 18 months old, a touch shy on approach, good size and makes a nice shape in profile, head of good length and coat thin of hair on skull also neck and body, dark eye and scissor bite, well angulated quarter giving smooth movement.
2nd, Allsop’s, Pelugias Frogging Around at Jalatemmes TAF, 2 1/2 years old, smaller than winner and stronger in skull, dark eye and ears set high, scissor bite, neck slightly arched into compact body but too much chest which gives a wide stance, this was evident in his front on the move, clean hocks giving drive.
Limit Dog ( 4 entries ) 2 absent
1st, Wood’s, Moretonia Easter Parade, 23 months old, good type so forgave him being roughly handled on the table especially having front legs manhandled, nice wedge shaped head with flat skull, dark almond shaped eyes, ears a touch wide and scissor bite, graceful neck and arch into a well laid shoulder, body deep and narrow with well sprung rib, well turned quarters providing good rear action, front crosses which seems the norm.
2nd, Inch’s, Sharex If I Can Dream For Edalene, 4 years old, good overall size and shape in profile, good head length with high set ears, dark eyes of almond shape giving nice expression, scissor bite, neck slightly arched into firm body but too much chest so he stands wide on the front, on the move I expected this to show up on front movement, surprisingly this was okay and the rear was wide, oh my.
Open Dog ( 7 entries )
1st, Francis & Blatchford’s, CH Witchstone Not Apache On Me For Peopleton, 3 1/2 years old, Long clean head, flat skull and well placed ears, small dark almond eyes with keen expression, good length of neck nicely arched and flows in to a pleasing topline and compact body which is deep, shapely in profile and presented in good muscle tone, well angulated quarters provided flowing movement.
2nd, Jolley’s, CH Witchstone Don’t Crow At Dekobras Sh CM, 3 1/2 years old long wedge-shaped head well filled up under the eyes and slight stop, candle-flame ears a touch, body sleek, deep & narrow, fronted legs viewed straight with ample bone, good neck & backline, correctly angulated but he throws his front about which cost him.
3rd, Dixon’s, Witchstone Standing Rock At Lasagesse.
Veteran Dog ( 2 entries ) ABSENT
Minor Puppy Bitch ( 2 entries )
1st, Allsop’s, Pelugias Nothing Nicer, 6 months old, most probably the first show for them both in this class, nicely made and very typical with an attractive head, keen expression, lovely neck and shoulders, gently curved topline, feminine through-out and well marked, a good prospect for the future, well shown.
2nd, Inch’s, Edalene All About Eve, 6 months old, slightly taller and nice type, a touch shy being approached on the table, she is feminine and shapely and has a most pleasing head with dark almond eyes and scissor bite, on the move she went well both up and down, nice glossy coat with rich tan, well presented.
Puppy Bitch ( 7 entries )
1st, Dixon’s, Lasagesse Definitely Maybe, 11 months old, feminine cleanly tapered long head with dark almond eye & candle flame ears, elegant neck & body lines sleek and compact with well sprung ribs, so steady on the move that confirmed the examination on the table, I was expecting 2nd place handler to say they were related as they are both alike and quality. He didn’t and I can see now they are not. I expect an exciting future for them both.
2nd, Gourley & Leonard’s, Witchstone Fancy A Flutter, 11 months old, so nice and pleasing for type, equally as beautiful as the winner, pretty feminine clean head, dark almond shaped eye and scissor bite, good depth of chest and has a lovely harmonious flowing outline, front legs viewed parallel and straight stood, good action on the move with drive, well shown.
3rd, Owen’s, Waukesha Magic Touch For Russiatree.
Junior Bitch ( 6 entries ) 1 absent
1st, Ebbrell’s, Shedan Flashdance, 17 months old, stood out in this class for me, a very classy youngster, lovely long feminine head and with alert expression, ears set high, good length of neck and well laid shoulders, deep chest with gentle tuck up that makes a nice silhouette in profile Well covered body with nice coat and rich tan, so sound, true and steady on the move. Reserve Best Bitch.
2nd, Wiles & Argint’s, Shedan Follow That Girl At Vidra, 15 months old litter sister to winner I see now, but one has the date of birth wrong in the catalogue. Clean feminine quality in head, dark eyes a touch round that effected expression, candle-flame ears ideally placed & carried, scissor bite, well angulated quarters, she has depth of body and nice curves, moved with extension in front but pins in slightly and nice drive behind.
3rd, Owen’s, Waukesha Magic Touch For Russiatree.
Graduate Bitch ( 3 entries )
1st, Shedan Follow That Girl At Vidra, REPEAT
2nd, Cox’s, Pelugias The Secrets Out At Petitpaws, 14 months old, good feminine head, ears a touch wide, dark brown almond shaped eyes, slightly arched neck, chest a touch prominent giving a wide stance of front legs, not in best coats lumpy and bitty, front crosses coming towards me on the move.
3rd, Reeve’s, Howarth & Wild’s, Indizak Anne Bronte.
Post Graduate Bitch ( 4 entries ) 1 absent
1st, Howard & Wild’s, Shanedale Forces Collide, 18 months old, litter sister to PGD class winner, equally a touch shy on the table, head of good length with dark eyes although a touch round, scissor bite, she is a good size and makes a nice shape in profile, well angulated front and rear quarters giving smooth free movement.
2nd, Owen’s, Indizak Charlotte Bronte At Russiatree, 2 years old, an honest bitch of quality, long wedge-shaped head, eyes at touch full I prefer almond shaped, ears set high, scissor bite, chest narrow and deep, on the move she had good extension in front but with lift that was not correct, nice rear drive going away, well shown
3rd, Reeve’s, Indizak Anne Bronte.
Limit Bitch ( 7 entries ) 2 absent
1st, Nowell & Crossling’s, Njabulo Jakayla, 3 years old, feminine long clean head well filled under the eye which is dark and almond shaped, ears a touch wide, slightly arched neck into lean body, prefer a touch more body covering, correctly narrow through with tuck up, straight front legs with ample bone and correct feet, on the move she had typical action, handled to advantage.
2nd, Inch’s, Edalene Never Let Me Go, a month off 3 years of age, a lovely girl that is strongly headed, dark eye of almond shape and ears a touch wide, good neck & backline, compact nicely balanced body sleek and cleanly built, rounded buttocks and tail set low, moved out steady with good drive from the rear.
3rd, Allsop’s, Pelugias Naughty But Nice.
Open Bitch ( 6 entries ) 3 absent
1st, Leonard’s, CH Witchstone Cheyenne Falls, 3 1/2 years old, top quality and ultra feminine, stunning head with flat skull and slight stop, obliquely set dark eye, closely set candle-flame ears, scissor bite, graceful neck into sleek body that makes a lovely shape in profile, well angulated rear quarters provided drive, well presented, Best Bitch and Best in Show.
2nd, Harman’s, Boimans Great Expectations, 2 1/2 years old, feminine clean head with slight stop, erect ears set a little wide, dark eye although a touch round, almond would complete expression, scissor bite, good depth of chest with front legs viewed straight stood, good firm body with a lovely flowing outline, good free action on the move.
3rd, Francis & Blatchford’s, Witchstone Queen Of Wands For Peopleton.
Veteran Bitch ( 5 entries ) 3 absent
1st, Inch’s, Ariane Oh What A Night At Edalene Sh CM, 7 years young, loved her for type, lovely feminine head with nice flame ears, scissor bite with lovely clean teeth, in profile she stands under herself with hindquarters which continued on the move, roaching slightly. Best Veteran
2nd, English & Mason’s, CH Whitchstone Diamond Queen At Honeywand, 7 years young, stronger headed than winner, dark eyes and scissor bite, graceful neck into firm body, very deep chest and front legs viewed straight with good bone and compact feet, gave a good performance on the move.
Special Beginners Dog or Bitch ( 9 entries )
1st, Shedan Flashdance, REPEAT JUNIOR BITCH
2nd, Witchstone Vanguard, REPEAT JUNIOR DOG
3rd, Shedan Follow That Girl At Vidra.
Brace ( 8 entries )
1st, Mrs J Jolly, two males very even with typical breed qualities.
2nd, Miss V Cox, two bitches that were evenly matched, pushed the winners hard.
3rd, Mrs V Love
Judge : Keith Baldwin