British Dalmatian Club Winter Open 4 February 2017
Thank you to the exhibitors for a wonderful entry and for allowing me the privilege of going over their lovely dogs. Thank you to the British Dalmatian Club for their hospitality, and to the very able stewards who kept the ring flowing smoothly.
Best in Show - Dallydyl Love In Idleness, Batchelor & Emms
Reserve Best In Show - Buffrey Incognito By Dalleaf, Neath-Duggan & Baker
Best Opposite Sex in Show - Buffrey Incognito By Dalleaf, Neath-Duggan & Baker
Best Puppy in Show - Dalstorm Eternal Promise, Sampson Dr E & Mr W
Best Veteran in Show - Creaganbrec The Favourite At Miragua (CH, JW), Mrs FCT & Mr JM Hartley & Griffiths
MPD. (4,2 abs)
1st Maddidalli Echos Hot Spot, Baker Mr M & Stokes Miss M Very attractive young boy, 8 ˝ months, presented in immaculate condition, pleasantly decorated with rich liver pigment, correct head, nice eye colour framed by well broken ears, super front and lay of shoulder, elbows tight to brisket, tight feet with well-manicured paws, great topline and tailset, excellent front and rear angulation, one to watch, Best Puppy Dog.
2nd Doshaburi The Cloud Dragon At Hebemor, Healey Mr C & Mrs AE Lovely l/s puppy, a little less decorated, pleasant expression, gorgeous amber eye, nice topline and tuck-up.
1st Dalstorm Eternal Spirit, Perry Miss A & Sampson Mrs E An 11 ˝ month black spotted puppy in super condition, well-muscled for one so young, masculine head, alert expression, tight feet, short nails, strong neck to well defined withers, good angulation front and rear, good tailset, even a spot on his tail, moved well but over-stretched in the stand, will have a good show career I’m sure .
2nd Rapanooey Solar Solstice, Mr & Miss Southwood & Tofield Pleasantly decorated liver boy, rich liver pigment, good eye, nice topline, good depth of chest, good rear angulation, a little proud of his tail on the move.
3rd Castletop Bootlegger, Large Mr R & Davies Mrs D
1st Tamilanda Midnight Lilly, Whincup Mr K & Mrs DL Masculine young boy, 14 months, excellent decoration of individual deep black spots on a pure white coat, very good head with kind eyes framed by beautiful spotty ears, strong neck to well laid shoulders, strong bone to cat feet, short nails, deep chest with good spring of rib carried well back, tight elbows, excellent topline and tailset, good tuck-up, well angulated front and rear, move with drive, true out and back, presented in excellent condition , pleased to award him Reserve Best Dog.
2nd Kalokairies Bullet Proof, Croft & Cobb-McGill Nice liver of beautiful rich colour and amber eye, very attractive face framed by broken ears, level topline, presented in very good condition, at one with handler.
3rd Phadante Mr Blue Sky, Mrs M Gibbs
1st Buffrey Incognito By Dalleaf, Neath-Duggan & Baker Striking boy, nearly 2 yrs, distinctive dollar size black spots on pure white coat, broad head, masculine expression, round bone to tight front feet, powerful neck to well-defined withers, level topline to correct tail in the stand, good tuck-up, well defined first and second thigh, moved well, expertly handled, delighted to award him Best Dog, Best Black Dog and Reserve Best in Show. Subsequently learnt that he has recently gained his third ticket.
2nd Phadante Mr Blue Sky, Mrs M Gibbs Evenly decorated b/s young boy of excellent type, happy and outgoing, noble head framed by beautifully marked ears, good topline and tailset, excellent angulation front and rear, well-muscled, tight feet, moved well, unlucky to come against one today.
3rd Dalminshi Starlight Express, Hernandez Mr & Mrs R & I
1st Doshaburi The Cloud Dragon At Hebemor, Healey Mr C & Mrs AE.
1st Kalokairies Bullet Proof, Croft & Cobb-McGill.
2nd Dalmark The Wizard of Oz, Littler Attractive, lightly decorated liver, lovely rich colour, nice head elegant neck, strong bone, good tailset, elbows in line with brisket, friendly and outgoing.
3rd Phadante Mr Blue Sky, Mrs M Gibbs
1st Boschendal Simply Red At Judally, Green & Sears Evenly decorated liver in excellent condition, good masculine head, strong muzzle, good angulation, deep chest with ribs carried well back, excellent topline and tailset, moved well , full of personality, happy boy.
2nd Lancelot Des Landes D'lroise, Baker Noble b/s of excellent make and type, well decorated even to the lovely spots on his tail, good angulation, level topline, nice tuck-up, powerful on the move.
1st Tamilanda Berry Ice Lilly, Donnelly Pleasantly decorated b/s, attractive head framed by lightly spotted ears, strong neck, good silhouette with correct good topline tailset and rear angulation, nice dog.
2nd Daedalus Alfie Boe, Ellarby Pleasantly decorated boy with clear round black spotting on pure white coat, honest intelligent expression, good head framed by lacy well broken ears, good length of neck to well laid shoulders, excellent topline and tailset, excellent rear angulation, attentive to handler.
3rd Mapplewell Dynamite, Richardson
LD (5,1) A strong class of quality dogs
1st Nospars Shaded Lanson, Stocks Mrs T Compact liver of ideal make and shape, correct head, attentive expression good amber eye colour, long neck tapering to well laid shoulders, strong round bone to tight cat feet, good depth to chest, good spring of rib carried well back to tight lion, nice tuck-up, excellent front and rear angulation, well defined withers, great topline and tailset, moved true, handled very well, well-deserved Best Liver Dog.
2nd Dallyador Aramis, Tingey Longer type than first, nice head and expression, beautiful spotty ears, good livery colour, good topline and tailset, very attentive to handler, a little out of coat today.
3rd Cibrith Captain Kirk (JW, Sh.CM), Whiting
1st Dalmark The Pinot Grigio, Kembre A lovely liver, nicely marked, attractive face, well set ears, tight front feet, level topline, good tailset, good rear angulation, happy and outgoing, a live wire today, moved very well.
SJVD (6) A really good class. Hard to believe they were veterans.
1st Creaganbrec The Favourite At Miragua (CH, JW), Mrs FCT & Mr JM Hartley & Griffiths Superb black spotted boy in tip-top condition, nearly 10 years, lovely dark eye, masculine head framed by well broken ears, strong neck to well laid shoulders, good spring of front pastern, tight front feet, lovely topline and tailset, good rear angulation, showed well, at one with handler. Best Veteran in Show.
2nd Holderness Hillbilly By Dallyador (JW), Mr & Mrs R Tingey Another nearly 10 year old, but liver this time, friendly expression, nicely marked head, amber eye, well broken ears, excellent topline and tailset, good depth of chest, elbows in line with brisket, good rear angulation, moved well.
3rd Phadante Brighton Rock, Williams
1st Oneowun Ohio, Baker Well-presented black spotted, good head, lovely dark eye, good topline tailset and tuck-up, very good angulation, in excellent shape for a Senior Veteran.
MPB (11,4) An excellent class.
1st Dalcross Destinys Child, Mrs J Bardey Very attractive b/s young bitch, just seven months old , lovely dark eyes framed by well-placed ears, elbows in line with brisket, good spring of front pastern, tight feet and really good rear angulation nice topline and tailset, lovely movement round the ring, well trained for one so young, will have a bright future.
2nd Buffrey Hanky Panky By Dalleaf, Mrs SA Neath-Duggan & Miss S Baker
A splendid 7 month old b/s bitch, well up for size, beautifully marked with deepest black spots on pure white coat, dark eye, broken ears, correctly shaped head, level topline, good rear angulation, nice tight paws, tail never stopped wagging, very happy to be in the ring, she will go all the way to the top.
3rd Maddidalli Girl On Fire, Thorne Mrs S
1st Dalstorm Eternal Promise, Sampson Dr E & Mr W A well decorated liver, good angulation, lovely topline and tailset, well defined withers for one so young, very good head with correct stop, correct muzzle and lovely amber eye, framed by nice ears, long elegant neck into good shoulders, nice tuck up, tight feet all round, moved well with smooth driving action, impeccably behaved for such a young dog . Pleased to award her Best Puppy Bitch and Best Puppy in Show.
2nd Dalcross Destinys Child, Mrs J Bardey.
3rd Buffrey Hanky Panky By Dalleaf, Mrs SA Neath-Duggan & Miss S Baker
1st Tamalanda Pick-A-Lilly, Whincup Mr K & Mrs DL Elegant little black bitch, attractive head with dark eyes framed by lacy ears which she used to full advantage, coat in excellent condition blessed with deepest black spots on an immaculate white coat, good shoulder and strong round bone, nice spring of front pastern, lovely topline and tailset, excellent rear angulation, and well let down hocks, attentive to her owner, moved true out and back, should have a good future.
2nd Mapplewell Ely Brown, Richardson Attractive liver of ideal size, nice head, well broken ears, lovely amber eyes good front with strong bone to cat feet, moved well, happy girl who wagged her tail non-stop.
3rd Tamilanda Valentina Lilly At Dotsadaisy, Fillingham Mr & Mrs T.
1st Macula Moonlight Mystique (JW), Stevenson A lively, well-proportioned, black spotted girl shown on a loose lead, gorgeous head, with dark eye and spotty ears, coat has very attractive spotting, excellent angulation fore and aft, good lay of shoulder, strong bone, cat feet, nice topline, even a spot on her tail, moved well.
2nd Castletop Dixie Dew, Carroll Gorgeous little girl, nice head, pleasing expression, well broken ears, good neck, good front, super rear angulation, well defined withers, very nice topline and perfect tail set, her constantly wagging tail even had a spot on it, performed well in the stand but erratic movement cost her the class this time.
3rd Mapplewell Ely Brown, Richardson
1st Dalstorm Eternal Promise, Sampson Dr E & Mr W.
2nd Buffrey Hanky Panky By Dalleaf, Mrs SA Neath-Duggan & Miss S Baker.
3rd Maddidalli Girl On Fire, Thorne Mrs S.
1st Millbelle My Precious At Ribot, Probert Mr K & Mrs C Nicely built compact b/s bitch, good head with nicely broken ears and attractive spotting around her muzzle, elegant reach of neck into well-laid shoulders, good topline and tailset, excellent rear angulation, moved well.
2nd Dalstorm Eternal Promise, Sampson Dr E & Mr W
3rd Shydallys Dahlia, Chattaway Miss EM
1st Rapanooey Miss Continental By Tamilanda, Whincup Compact b/s of good shape, pleasingly decorated with individual deep black pigmentation on startling white coat, attractive face and muzzle decorations, intelligent expression framed by well broken ears, graceful neck into well-laid shoulders, good front angulation, plenty of heart and lung room under well sprung ribs, tight feet, good spring of front pastern, well presented, moved well.
2nd Macula Moonlight Mystique (JW), Stevenson.
3rd Winflash Cherry Pie, Wall.
1st Dalmark The White Witch At Hebemor, Healey Attractive l/s liver of ideal size, feminine head with pleasing expression, pretty ears, good eye colour, good front with strong round bone, long elegant neck, well defined withers, level topline , good tailset, nice tuck-up.
2nd Gwynmor High Five To Hunacres (JW), Wilkinson Lovely b/s girl, evenly marked, very attractive face, well broken ears, tight front feet, good angulation, very lively on the move today but so attentive to her handler that she tended to drop her tail in the stand.
3rd Daymadals In The Mood (JW), Brennan.
1st Dallyador The Enchantress (JW), Tingey Striking liver bitch, , nice feminine head, well broken ears framing a pretty face, nice eye colour, heart shaped pigmentation on nose, good neck into strong shoulders, good bone to tight front feet , super topline, evenly decorated, well angulated rear, good first and second thigh, very energetic on the move, reaching out well and powering round the ring with great enthusiasm. BLB
2nd Tamilanda Blue Water Lilly At Dotsadaisy, Fillingham Miss Personality Plus. A very feminine black spotted bitch of correct size, who is enthusiastically talking to her handler all the while, dark eyes in a pretty face, spotty ears with delicate black edging, evenly decorated, elegant neck to good shoulder, excellent topline and tailset, good rear angulation, moved around the ring with ease, tail never stopped wagging, well-handled on a loose lead.
3rd Mapplewell Waterfall, McKenzie.
OB (6) I was spoilt for choice in a really strong class.
1st Dallydyl Love In Idleness, Batchelor & Emms A black spotted bitch of excellent make and shape, stunning silhouette in the stand, she did not disappoint when I went over her, in superb condition with hard lean muscle, good shape of scull, darkest of eye, long elegant reach of neck into strong well laid shoulder, excellent topline and tailset, really good tuck-up , nice bend of stifle to low hock, spots on her tail which never stopped wagging, moved well with power and grace, here was a bitch who could run all day and ask for more at the end , expertly handled she showed her socks off , delighted to award her Best Black Bitch, Best Bitch and Best in Show. I am now informed she has two tickets, surely the third cannot be long in coming.
2nd Dvojica Black Swan At Dalfin (Sh.CM), Finlay Mrs A M & Mr M Pleasing b/s bitch with darkest of expressive eyes in a delicate feminine face, well set ears which she used to good effect, good topline tail set and tuck-up, good rear angulation, happy to be in the ring and attentive to handler, moved well. Reserve Best Bitch
3rd Tolutim Evensong At Naracoopa, Thorner.
SJVB (7,2) Difficult to believe that these exhibits were veterans.
1st Phadante Dixie Lily (JW, CH), Gibbs A b/s bitch in very good condition, dark eyes and a kindly expression, good front, deep chest carried well back, excellent topline, good rear angulation, waggy tail, at one with handler.
2nd Tolutim Drambuie (Sh.CM, CH), Thorner Very feminine black spotted eight years old girl delicate head with pleasing expression, rapt attention to handler, long neck flowing to good shoulders and strong round bone, nice tuck up, nice topline, spots on the tale, good angulation, nicely decorated and very well handled, moved with grace.
3rd Caprilli's Genuine Gift To Dallydyl, Mrs J Saunders
1st Thorner’s brace. Black spotted, beautifully matched pair in the stand. Moved with elegant style around the ring.
2nd Kembrey’s brace. Lovely liver spotted dog and bitch, pushed 1st hard for honours, moved well but were not quite in harmony in the stand. On another day 1st and 2nd could easily change places.
3rd Healey’s Brace.
Judge John Moate