I greatly enjoyed my day at this welcoming event organised to the usual high standards. The spaniel sub-group is so fortunate to have such a dedicated committee at The USA.
Irish Water Spaniel O (1,0)
1. Andrews & Blades – Eldarrah Clash Of Kings For Antdela
Seventeen months old liver dog with a vibrantly, happy nature, very well proportioned throughout with lovely substance for his age carrying nothing to excess. Super strength and shape to his muzzle, correct stop with lovely eye set, shape and colour giving truly intelligent expression, nostrils full and open with firm, strong under-jaw. Topline level, well coupled body, supported on the best of bone and full, well padded feet. Demonstrated power and energy on the move with pleasing head, good tail carriage to his thick tail. BOB and RBIS many congratulations amongst strong competition.
SB Choc Stakes (8,5)
1. Latham – Wraxhill Valentino (Am. Cocker)
Black sixteen months old dog with stylish, clean outline, well balanced head with defined stop, dark eye colour well set forward and pleasingly shaped. Strongly boned throughout, shoulders well laid with sweeping, arched neck and level topline. The soundest mover in the class who will continue to improve with the benefit of time.
2. Sanders – Meonstoke Angelica (ESS)
Well angulated eleven months L/W bitch flowing outline, excellent strength of bone and well padded, rounded feet presented in solid muscled condition for a youngster. Well sprung ribcage head needs to develop further and movement tighten in front.
3. Prouder – Kimapa Krazee Kritter (Cocker)
Puppy Stakes (8,3)
1. Ward – Pearkim Persephone At Wensum (Cocker)
Solidly made eleven months old O/W bitch in first class body condition, level topline, depth of body proportionate to height and well sprung ribcage. Strong across the loins, soundest mover in the class with a merry action. Would prefer a little more bone quality overall and further strengthening in her head features particularly muzzle.
2. Revill & Taylor – Julita Rhubette (WSS)
Well constructed nine months old bitch pleasing for breed type, attractively balanced head with soft expression, sound, true mover and well bodied for her age. Hope she continues to grow on and strengthen overall.
3. Davey – Eald Village Scandal (Sussex)
Open Stakes (12,5)
1. Charlesworth-Ironside – Tavirosh Stonewall (Clumber)
Typical two year old dog well coated for length, texture and density, substantial body condition and strong overall muscling. Head balanced with kind expression, eyes clear and well set. Super strong bone throughout with sizeable, well padded and raised feet, nails short. Very sound and true mover which helped him take the class.
2. Caldwell & McDowell – Bowdonia Only The Brave For Cerysan (WSS)
Striking three and a quarter year old dog pleasing for type and richness of colouring with dense, well textured coat condition, well boned and firm, rounded feet. Pleasing body condition, spring of ribcage adequate, lovely muscled hindquarters with deep second thighs, very sound and true on the move. Would prefer a slightly softer eye and expression, well feathered and presented.
3. Nicholls-Ward – Valentisimo’s Fauna Para Bumbleridge JW (SWD)
Chairman’s CC Stakes (4,2)
1. Bowe – Sh.Ch. Tawnyka It’s A Puzzle For Belcam (Sussex)
Top quality exhibit rising three years of age dog and one I have favoured in the past maturing to his very best. Very well balanced head striking in masculine strength and true breed expression, lovely eye shape and blending with coat colour, ears well set. Muscled neck and loins superbly fit overall supported on the best of substantial bone and well padded feet, toes firm and raised. Moved with desirable slight breed roll, very soundly, typically proportioned through with golden russet tinge to close lying coat.
2. Caldwell & McDowell – Sh.Ch. Gemill Back To The Future For Cerysan JW Sh.CM. (WSS)
Seven year old dog another super exhibit, classic breed outline and very fit condition, muscled throughout and strong across the loins. Well angulated overall, excellent bone and feet, good length of strong muscled neck well set into shoulders. Pleasing depth of brisket, well feathered and coated.
SW Stakes (6,2)
1. Sanderson – Thandiwe Arthur Sixpence (Field)
Lovely type and outline on this five and three quarter year old liver dog, super length and strength of muzzle in proportion to skull with moderate stop and beautifully finish of chiselling to his head making for a most attractive breed expression. Excellent bone and feet, well up on the leg and tightly knit together overall, pleasing topline and muscled, fit condition. Very sound on the move with desirable head and tail carriage, sadly lacking in coat on the day.
2. Page – Micklemess Sunny Dawn (Clumber)
Solidly mature five year old bitch, excellent spring of ribcage reaching well back, broad skull with strength to the head, deep bodied and well built substance without requiring any more condition. Well muscled hindquarters with deep second thighs, presented in first class coat without feathering to excess.
3. Smith – Isfryn Hocus Pocus JW (WSS)
Yearling Stakes (11,3)
1. Davis – Julita Rutland JW (WSS)
Twenty two months old dog typical in outline though a tad longer in coupling than I would prefer. Strong masculine presence, well coated and feathered with rich colouring, head well balanced and intelligent expression, eyes well set, coloured and shaped.
2. Nicholls-Ward – Valentisimo’s Fauna Para Bumbleridge JW (SWD)
B/W twenty months old bitch displaying promising qualities, excellent bone, close webbed feet, strong skull well balanced to muzzle with defined stop and dark, expressive eyes well set and shaped. Firm, level topline, strong across the loins, coat densely curled and developing nicely with woolly texture.
3. Latham – Wraxhill Valentino (Am.Cocker)
Judge – Richard Morris (Lascoed)