Richmond Championship Dog Show 11th Sept 2016
I would like to thank the committee of Richmond for inviting me to judge Dalmatian’s in the Best In Show Ring, also a huge thank you to my two very efficient stewards who kept things moving. It was a beautiful day made even better with my quality entry, Thank you .
Class 1314 VD (2 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: DODDS, Ms C A & PEARSON Mr S A Kelevra Hudson Hawk Sh.CM . 7 year old quality black dog. Nice head with a kind expression. Ears set well, dark eye. Strong straight front legs with good amount of bone sat on good feet. Brisket had great depth with plenty of heart & lung room. Topline straight and retained on the move, Well bent stifle with nice depth to second thigh, a very quiet boy who lights the ring up when moving, he has an effortless gait, true fore and aft which won him the class
2nd: WILLIAMS Mr K & Mrs G Phadante Brightonrock 8 year old liver boy, rich amber eye, head balanced with good length to muzzle, correct dentition , lovely length to neck in to well constructed front, Straight front legs on good feet, well bodied and well ribbed back, strong loin, powerful behind, tail carried a little high on the move, could not quite match the effortless movement of my winner
Class 1315 PD (6 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: GIBBS Mrs M Phadante Mr Blue Sky black male 10 months old, lightly decorated . Nice head with good back skull, would like a little more length to muzzle, eyes dark, with well set & broken ears .Shoulders well laid back, strong round well boned front legs, good feet, nicely bodied and well ribbed back, nicely rounded rear, tail set and straight off his back, won the class on his fluent movement
2nd: HOBBS, Miss C & WHITING Ms M Rapanooey Sun Spot Liver boy 7 months old spotty faced boy with dark ears framing his gorgeous face, well pigmented nose of correct liver colour, Rich amber eye, enough length to neck, correct well constructed front with good cat feet, elbows close to deep chest, topline level, leading to a well rounded rear, tail set well, he needs to make more of him self which I hope this comes in time, he gained his place on his true movement, gaited up so well, the icing on the cake was his stunning decoration of correct size & colour. I liked him a lot.
3rd: ORCHARD Mrs S L Spilmah Black Diamond
Res: CARROLL Mr & Mrs P & L Sophtspot Hip Hip Hooray
VHC: ORCHARD Mrs S L Spilmah Britannia Silver
Class 1316 JD (4 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: NEATH-DUGGAN, Mr & Mrs M & BAKER Miss S Buffrey Incognito By Dalleaf JW . Crisp white coat with the blackest spots, Ghost face with a coal black eye, dark ears framed his well balanced head, Great length to his neck, in to shoulders well laid back, elbows tight to his chest, would like a little more width to his brisket, straight front legs sat on good cat feet ,topline straight and strong, with tail on the stand straight off his back, hocks well let down, moved free and handled to perfection, when he matures I am hoping he will carry his tail a little lower when on the move as this spoils his over all line.
2nd: GIBBS Mrs M Phadante Mr Blue Sky
3rd: NEILSON Mrs D M Bariscot Aristarchus Moonet
Class 1317 YD (2 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: NEILSON Mrs D M Bariscot Aristarchus Moonet 16 month old black dog, really loved the outline of this dog. Head balanced with well set and broken ears, great length to his neck, nice front with good straight legs sat on good feet, elbows tight, nice underline. Topline straight and held on the move, would like a little more width to his thigh . Moved steady
2nd: LITTLER Mr B & Mrs S Dalmark The Wizard Of Oz. Spotty faced liver boy , Lightly marked, good colour to his eyes, ears broken and used well, Good length to his neck, topline strong, enough behind, tail carried a little high on the move spoiling his overall outline.
Class 1318 PGD (10 Entries) Abs: 2
1st: BAKER Ms P Lancelot Des Landes D'iroise (Imp) Jet black well spotted dog who has many great qualities, Dark eyes and ears which framed his masculine face, Nice length to neck, Straight front legs, elbows tight, to a brisket of good depth. Good bend of stifle, tail straight off his back , hocks well let down, Beautifully decorated with even black spots of correct size. He too had a few wrinkle’s over his shoulders so would benefit to drop a couple of pounds, which would make his overall outline cleaner. Moved well with his handler.
2nd: ELLARBY Mrs L & Mr M Daedalus Alfie Boe . Black boy masculine but not over done, Nice in head and expression, with beautiful lacey ears which he used to full advantage, great length to neck, in to well laid back shoulders, straight front legs well off for bone which was well rounded, good feet. Great depth to brisket, topline strong . Enough behind tail set and used well, Beautifully decorated . Carrying a couple of pounds too much, which if lost would help define his loin more. Attentive to his handler who gets the most out of him
3rd: RICHARDSON Mrs L Mapplewell Dynamite
Res: BLISSETT Mrs V G Shydally's King Arthur Of Kystuno
VHC: BRETT Mrs J Stardally Prince Charming
Class 1319 LD (5 Entries) Abs: 1 A quality class, at any time all four dogs could have won, it was simply on the day.
1st: HOPKIN, Miss N & HOBBS Ms M Rapanooey Rasputin, Black dog of top quality, loved his head and expression, ears broken framing his face . Fabulous length to his neck leading to a well angulated front with lovely length to upper arm which gives this dog the reach that all Dalmatians require, elbows tight, straight front legs sat on tight cat feet, great depth to chest, well ribbed back to strong loin, leading to a powerful rear well muscled second thigh, if I was being picky I would like a little more bend of stifle, Tail set and used well, carried straight off his back, an outstanding moving dog who powered around the ring covering a great amount of ground with no effort at all, he truly gave his handler everything today, I could have watched him all day, a dog who could do a days work . Honest both fore and aft, could not deny him the RCC.
2nd: GOFF-LEGGETT Mrs K Washakie Shoshone Chief JW, Black spotted dog of great quality, loved his overall outline, Darkest of eye. Ears well broken framing his masculine head, Enough length to neck, shoulders well set and laid back, great strength in his front straight legs sat on good cat feet, elbows tight to his chest. Topline strong and retained on the move. Well rounded rear with nice second thigh tail set and used well. Moved well in side profile, at one with his handler, they have a great relationship in the ring, she truly gets the best out of him. On another day they would have probably won the class, a close decision.
3rd: COUSINS, Mr M W & Mrs M L & COUSINS Miss M Kalokairie's Lord Ladies Man At Dallywest
Res: GARDINOR Miss T A Jamelsley Pyracantha At Dakata JW
Class 1320 OD (6 Entries) Abs: 1 A class of top quality Dalmatian males who could do the kob that they were bred for. Great movers, just on the day.
1st: ALEXANDER Mrs J Ch Offordale Chevalier JW . Stallion dog who has both breed qualities and elegance, He has a beautiful head and expression with a dark kind eye, Ears set and well broken framing his head. One of the longest necks of the day,which gives him the elegance that Dalmatians require. Exceptional front assembley, with good length to his upper arm which gives this boy his exceptional reach when on the move. Elbows tight to his body, straight well rounded front legs sat on tight cat feet, he is well ribbed back and has great depth of brisket. Strong in loin which gives him his level topline, Well rounded powerful rear, which has a good bend of stifle, and the best second well developed thigh of the day, hard and muscular, but not over done, hocks well let down, and the shortest well manicured nails . I have watched this boy over the past few years, and it was a pleasure to finally get my hands on him, he is balanced and his handler has worked hard to get this power pack of a dog under control to enable her to show his fabulous movement off to the best of her ability. Eye catching and attention demanding, but lights up the ring when he moves, true both fore and aft, but his side gait is flawless, effortless stride, fluent and rhythmical, I could have watched him all day. Could not deny him the CC & BOB, pleased to see he took Group 3 .
2nd: PAGE, Mr I & PAGE, Miss C & PAGE Mrs K Winflash Hugo Boss A young quality black dog on the up, spotty face with the darkest black eyes, ears dark framing his masculine head. Neck of good length, in to well laid back shoulders, correct length to upper arm, straight front legs with good cat feet. Nice depth to brisket, he was well ribbed back, loin short and powerful, tail straight off his back, nice bend of stifle with well developed second thigh, hocks well let down. Loved his even spotting. Crisp in outline. This boy demanded my attention when he starts to move, and effortless gait, covering the ground so economical, his handler gets the best out of him, A close decision as I did call him back in to challenge for the RDCC, one I will definitely be watching in the future
3rd: DODDS, Ms C A & PEARSON Mr S A Kelevra What The Dickens Sh.CM
Res: HOBBS, Miss C & WHITING Ms M Boutonneux Baby Buco Avec Rapanooey JW
VHC: CLELAND Mr & Mrs M & C Candidals King Of The World By Deovolante
Class 1321 VB (6 Entries) Abs: 2
1st: THORNER Mr & Mrs L Ch Tolutim Drambuie Sh.CM Black 8 year old bitch of great quality, I judged her as a youngster and awarded her highly, feminine all through with a gorgeous head and expression, good length of neck in to well constructed front, straight front legs sat on good feet. Strong topline to a well muscled rear, effortless in side gait, nicely decorated with coal black spots , on a crisp white coat. Loved her then and loved her know, pleased to award her my Best Veteran
2nd: GIBBS Mrs M Ch Phadante Dixie Lily JW . Quality black bitch, dark eyes, head balanced. Neck of fair length. Nice front straight legs with enough bone, good tight feet, elbows tight to chect, level topline, with tail set well carried straight off her back, enough behind , moved free and easy with an effortless stride. Nicely marked
3rd: SAUNDERS Mrs J M Caprilli's Genuine Gift To Dallydyl Sh.CM
Res: BRETT Mrs J Koroyza Sweet Sugar Candy
Class 1322 PB (10 Entries) Abs: 4
1st: RICHARDSON Mrs L Mapplewell Ely Brown 8 month old liver bitch spotty faced girl with good liver pigment, ears used well with lovely spotty features, would like a warmer amber eye on this girl. Neck of good length, in to nice shoulder placement, straight front legs with good bone, Topline level, nicely angled rear, which enabled her to move well around the ring. Beautifully decorated with spots of a good liver colour. Showed so well for her handler, pleased to award her Best puppy in Breed
2nd: PAGE, Mr I & PAGE, Miss C & PAGE Mrs K Spilmah Stella Mccartney Pretty bitch with dark ears framing her face, Nice length to neck. Straight front legs. Topline strong , tail set and carried well, well muscled rear with good well developed second thigh. Moved out well for her handler.
3rd: TALBOT Mr A & Mrs L Wallstan Peppermint With Leaveslake
Res: SAMPSON Dr E & Mr W Dalstorm Eternal Promise
VHC: HIPKISS Mr P Dalkiss La Vie En Rose
Class 1323 JB (4 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: SMITH Miss M Alphadal's Summer Angel Loved the head of this pretty black spotted girl, so feminine, kind dark eye, ears broken, set well and used to full advantage, Fabulous length to neck in to nicely constructed front. Straight front legs sat on good feet, would like shorter nails, Level topline, well rounded rear with good angles, tail set well. Moved out well, she has great reach and drive, but her owner need to concentrate more on her girl, when showing and moving her, lost my attention in the challenge as she had her head on the floor, shame as she has a lot to offer.
2nd: PAGE, Mr I & PAGE, Miss C & PAGE Mrs K Vivienne Westwood By Winflash Quality black bitch with a nicely balanced head, Dark eyes, nicely spotted face and ears. Good length to neck. Lay of shoulder good with nice length to upper arm, straight front legs with good bone. Tight feet. Elbows close to well developed bisket, topline level, Nicely angulated rear, tail set and carried well. Moved out well.
3rd: COUSINS, Mr & Mrs M & COBB - MCGILL Mrs A Kalokairie's Attitude Aloud
Class 1324 YB (4 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: PAGE, Mr I & PAGE, Miss C & PAGE Mrs K Winflash Prada Candy Kiss . Always done this kennel well, another quality black bitch , dark features, ears set well and used to full advantage, great length to neck, in to well angulated front, Strong round straight front legs, elbows tight to chest of good depth. Topline strong, well angulated rear with good bend to stifle, tail set and carried well. Beautifully decorated with evenly distributed spots of good colour and size. Came alive on the move with a true side gait, true both fore and aft. A lot to like. Her sire I considered for the RDCC, she has a lot of his qualities.
2nd: HEALEY Mr C & Mrs A E Dalmark The White Witch At Hebemor Rich liver coloured bitch with a lovely amber eye, ears broken framing her feminine face which was lightly spotted .Great length to neck. Shoulders well placed and of good lay. Straight front legs, topline level, to enough behind, tail set well. Moved free and easy.
3rd: BRENNAN Mrs K Daymadals In The Mood JW
Class 1325 PGB (8 Entries) Abs: 2 A quality class with some beautiful bitches, I liked all 5 girls, on different days any one could have won this class, one in particular I truly love but today she was not playing the game.
1st: WILKINSON Mrs S Gwynmor High Five To Hunacres JW (Imp) Black ghost faced bitch, so feminine, dark eyes, with well broken ears used to full advantage, Good length to neck, in to well laid back shoulders, Front legs straight sat on tight cat feet, elbows tight to chest topline good. Nicely rounded rear, with well developed second thigh, tail set well and carried straight off her back, stands well on all four feet, balanced all through. Stunningly marked with jet black spots, evenly distributed, moved well with a free , effortless gait, tracked up well. A lot to like.
2nd: DAVID, Mrs L M & SAUNDERS Mrs J M Dalticino Interlagos From Dallydyl JW A rich liver girl, ears well broken, with a rich amber eye, nicely decorated on her face. Good length to neck into nice shoulders, good strong round straight front legs sat on cat feet, elbows tight to brisket which was of good depth, nice underline, to well angulated rear. Well developed 2nd thigh, tail set well and carried straight off her back, topline retained on the move, she has an effortless stride. Delightfully decorated with liver spots of good size. A quality bitch, throughout
3rd: COUSINS, Mr & Mrs M & COBB - MCGILL Mrs A Kalokairie's Lady Godiva
Res: TALBOT Mr A & Mrs L Rapanooey Vanishing World At Leaveslake
VHC: DORE Mrs D & Mr L Daldior Miss Hula Hula Girl
Class 1326 LB (8 Entries) Abs: 2 What a class of truly quality bitches. Hard decisions had to be made today.
1st: EMMS Mr & Mrs A & C Dallydyl Love In Idleness, black bitch, balanced, feminine throughout and of top quality. . Great width to back skull with muzzle strong and equal in length from top of head to stop and stop to tip of nose. I would change one thing on this girl, and that would be to give her a darker eye, which I feel would alter her overall expression. Ears dark framing her face and used to full advantage. Excellent length to neck, flowing in to well laid back shoulders with good length to her upper arm. Straight front legs sat on good feet, with a good amount of bone. Brisket of great depth , she is well ribbed back, strong powerful loin, well angulated rear which was well muscled with good 2nd thigh definition, tail set and carried straight of her back. The more I moved her the better she got, her first triangle put her well down the line, she was all over the place, but her handler was patient knowing that she would only get better the more times I sent them round, and she pulled out all the stops , settled in to that perfect effortless flowing rhythym of a stride, gaited up so well, true fore and aft. She is beautifully decorated a very flashy bitch , she will get her title pushed hard to win the RBCC. Loved her a lot , very much my type of girl.
2nd: MCKENZIE Mrs H A Mapplewell Waterfall Black bitch, ultra feminine with great qualities, my winner on entering the ring, but unfortunate to meet a bitch on top form who had a super handler able to push her hard. Ghost faced with spotty ears which she used to full advantage, another I would prefer a darker eye on, Lighter in marking, Good length to neck in to a well angulated front, straight front legs sat on tight cat feet, elbows close to her chest, topline strong, leading to a powerful rear, hocks well let down. She moved out so well, but just didn’t quite have the reach and drive of my winner.
3rd: DAWSON Mrs Washakie Endless Summer reach and drive of my winner, a serious contender, I liked her a lot.
Res: NEATH-DUGGAN Mr M & Mrs S A Buffrey Hey Diddle Diddle
VHC: GARDINOR Miss T A Dalispots Dubyana At Dakata
Class 1327 OB (8 Entries) Abs: 0 An amazing class of ultra feminine, quality bitches, a hard decision on the day, truly spoilt for choice.
1st: FINLAY Mrs A M & Mr M Dvojica Black Swan At Dalfin Sh.CM Well this signet has truly lived up to her name and has turned in to a magnificent , stunningly beautiful Black Swan. Gorgeous head and expression with the blackest eye, giving her the true kind expression required, Lightly spotted face with broken ears used to full advantage. Her neck just flowed and went on forever, in to correctly well laid back shoulders, Straight front legs sat on tight cat feet, well manicured nails. Good depth to brisket, elbows close, underline crisp, the power on this girl comes from her well angulated well muscled rear,her 2nd thigh is well developed which was a good hand full on assessment. Tail set well and carried straight of her back. She sported a crisp pure white coat with dense black spots of equal size well distributed. She moved with purpose and drive with an effortless gait. Pleased to award her , her 1st CC & BOS her title will follow I am sure
2nd: PHILIP Mrs L & Mr M J Dvojica Bubble N'chic At Nordalset Litter sister to my class winner, full of similar qualities. Ghost face with dark eyes, so feminine all through, Ears beautifully broken and used to full advantage, another long neck which does contribute to the elegance that these girl have. A quality front assembley, elbows tight to her chest, straight front legs sat on good well manicured cat feet. Topline strong and retained on the move, Well rounded and muscular behind, tail set and carried well. Another who lights the ring up on the move, she is effortless and balanced all through, with great reach and drive, she too will gain her crown I am sure
3rd: GARDNER Dr W J E & Mrs J M Ch Dvojica Black Again At Wrendragge JW Sh.CM
Res: DODDS, Ms C A & PEARSON Mr S A Ch & Ir Ch Kelevra Classic Cliche JW Sh.CM
VHC: ALEXANDER Mrs J Ch Offordale Larissa
Judge Mrs Donna Whincup (Tamilanda)