Many thanks to the Joint for honouring me with this appointment but especially to the exhibitors for allowing me to meet their lovely dogs. A quality entry with few absentees. Big improvement in feet and nails since I last judged and spotting was of a high standard. Temperaments were fantastic with just a couple of overawed youngsters ( perfectly acceptable) Well done. My biggest disappointment of the day was over a couple of dogs that I have admired for some time but who were sadly out of coat on the day and this affected my placings.
1. Christies Sophtspot In Sync. BPD. Striking black baby oozing confidence. Well boned and bodied . Attractive head, dark eyes, balanced outline and stands on good feet. Moved with good strides. Developmental but very promising .Some lovely dogs coming from this kennel now and I note this exh bred the sire of RBIS and BP
2. Wheatons Buffrey the Last Word at Acinonyx. Well-grown black v attractive markings. Pleasant head with kind expression In lovely coat Good tail set.Raw but has lots of potential.
3. Healeys Dashabiri the Cloud Dragon at Hebemor
1. S in Sync.
2. Gardinors Dakata Duranta. Another promising lad. Can see his sire running through him. Excellent pigmentation. Has already an air of elegance. Really lovely head and eye. Moved with style and freedom carrying his tail correctly. Promising.
3. Buffrey The L W at Acinonyx.
1. Croft and Cobb McGills Kalokairies Bullet Proof. What an exciting young dog this is. At the top end of the scale for size but he is perfectly balanced Looks stunning in outline. Gorgeous rich liver markings. Very intelligent head and keen expression. Eyes of good colour. Good length to height ratio. Strong along back with good ribbing. Great bone and substance but retains that essential air of elegance that I like. In gleaming coat and handled so well. Considered him for the top honour but he is v young. Moved like a dream in the Challenge RCC .
2. Whincups Tamilanda Midnight Lily. Loved him as a puppy and still do. Another up to size but also balanced in outline. Great head and length of neck. Carries strength through his body lines and has ample bone. Moves with a good stride and commands attention. Close decision.
3. Barclays Dalstorm Eternal Flame.
1. Neath Duggan and Bakers Buffrey Incognito by Dalleaf. Very flashy black. Compact and showy. Good depth of chest . Tremendous depth of colour carried through his coat. Kind in head and well carried ears. A real showman and handled to advantage.
2. Barclays D E Flame. Good sized and not overdone. Nice head and eye .Well bodied and moved out well.
3. Hernandez Dalminshi Starlight Express
PGD (14 ,3 abs)
1. Littlers Dalmark the Wizard of Oz. Easy to overlook this v sound dog as he is not immediately eye catching. He looks a bit small compared to the others but he is probably bang on the standard as quite a lot of the dogs are getting v tall. He has a good overall shape firm top line and enough bone. Moved correctly tracking up true.
2. Whitings Cragvallie Chance on Me. Upstanding black with the deepest of pigmentation. Very kind expressive head with beautiful eye colour. Strong round bone. Really coming on in development . Has a powerful stride and once he settles will look the part.
3. Bakers Lancelot Des Landes D,Iroise.
1. Todhunter and Robinsons Millbelle Young Gun . Probably the most workmanlike dog here today . In no way flashy but a true honest sort. Kindly outlook in head with a good length of neck. Well laid shoulders and good in quarters . His movement is a joy demonstrating fluent easy strides and moved at the correct pace showing his excellent side gait. In hard fit condition. On two tickets I believe and hope he gets his crown.
2. Wallingtons Rovinjdal Dare to Dream. Tall liver with clean elegant outline. Attractive head with well carried ears and good reach of neck. Good over top line and nice clean hindquarters . Falls into a natural free standing position and he was presented to perfection. Showed like a bomb and gave of his best . A really nice dog.
3. Green and Sears Boschendal Simply Red at Judally
1. Wrights Millbelle Lithium Elegant impressive and upstanding black. Masculine but kind head with dark brown eyes. Well carried ears and clean in neck. Well placed shoulders ,firm over top line and pleasing tuck up . Excellent and well-constructed hindquarters with firm hocks. He covered the ring with long free strides and showed his heart out. Took my eye today CC his second . In the run off against the bitches for some reason he didn't move as well as before so took BOS . I wish him well.
2. Gardinors Jamesley Pyracantha at Dakata. Gave him best puppy last time I judged and he has taken his time to mature in body but is now looking the part. Well-muscled with good bone and feet. Correct front and hindquarters and moves very well keeping his top line. Very handsome fellow.
3. Kembreys Dalmark the Pinot Grigio .
OD (10) Very good class. Had to leave out some nice dogs.
1. Dunnachies Ch Dvojica Vendetta. Impressive eye catching and beautifully presented male . His coat was gleaming with condition . Hard fit and a real stallion type. Excellent front construction Firm body condition well ribbed and firm hindquarters. Showed very well and moved with some style. Fantastic depth of pigment. Another lovely dog to come from this clever breeder who had a day to remember.
2. Goff Leggetts Ch Washakie Shoshone Chief . Have always liked this very handsome fellow. Stands and shows so well. Has a good head and ear carriage strong firm back and well defined hindquarters. Stepped out in style and handled to perfection. Very well decorated and wears his crown well.
3. Christies Ch Sophtspot Gold Dust.
1. Hartley and Griffiths Ch Creaganbrec The Favourite at Miragua. Has always been a favourite of mine! Hard to believe he is now nine . In great muscular condition throughout carrying himself so proudly around the ring. Excellent bone and substance with first rate spotting and he looks so happy BVD and BVIS .
2. Crofts Doubtwell Show Stopper. Another very well presented dog . Dense black markings on bright white coat. Pleasing head and good body lines . This pair were a credit to their owners.
1. Bakers Oneowun Ohio. Not looking his age at all Lovely gentleman who moved round so well. Still retaining the dense colour in his markings A good all round sort with a elegant outlook. A credit to his owner.
Diane E Dinsdale ( Judge)