Bournemouth 2018 Judged by Mrs Brenda Smith
Bournemouth Report

After weeks of perfect weather, Bournemouth started the show with a grey outlook which turned to drizzle half way through the judging. My ring was quite big but very uneven and lumpy in places, which I am sure affected some of the movement. I was pleasantly surprised to be greeted at the ring by my two wonderful stewards, Marion Carter and Linda Jones, both Dalmatian stalwarts who exhibited when I did and who I had not seen for many years. I was very pleased that they readily agreed with me that we should stay outdoors, despite the rain, so that all the exhibits could have the space to show their paces.

Many thanks to the exhibitors for giving me a lovely entry with only two absentees, all temperaments being very good.

I was concerned over the number of tick marks which were evident, and breeders should seek to ensure that distinctive spotting is apparent as stated in the breed standard.

I was delighted to watch my BOB power round the main ring to be awarded Group 2.

SBD/B (3)

1 Hajee & Tidcombe's Castletop Summer Breeze. 14 mth b. B/w, quite good spotting, pleasing head and expression, moved quite well and shown to advantage.
2 Davies' Maddidalli Embers Glow. 2 yr old b, very good b/w spotting, outline good, well conditioned, moving a little close behind.
3 Hurst's Philcarthom Xcaliber At Finnidal.


1 Green & Sears' Alphadal Aint Misbehaving At Judally. 7 mths l/w, well decorated, eyecatching outline, moved out well, just needs a little more confidence.

PD (1)

1 Finlay's Dalfin Actual Fact. B/w, well spotted but just needs to clear, pleasing head and expression, displays a nice outline and moved quite well, slightly proud of his tail on the move.

JD (2)

1 Quayle's Millebelle Kicking Horse At Cubalibre. 14 mths, striking l/w, presented in top condition, good lay of shoulder and firm topline into good hindquarters, well boned and good feet, moves out with free action and rear drive.
2 O'Connor's Dalamanti Diamond Raider. 12 mths b/w, pleasing head, dark expressive eye, good bone and feet, spotting needs to clear.

YD (3)

1 Cole's Keiradal Le Coup De Foudre. 18 mths, b/w, well boned, has a pleasing head and expression and moved round quite well.
2 Thorne's Spotiray Billy Elliot Of Castletop. B/w with attractive spotting, looks well in profile, pleasing head properties, lost out on hind movement.
3 O'Connor's Dalamanti Diamond Raider.


1 Wheaton's Buffrey The Last Word At Acinonyx. Well proportioned b/w having a very good outline, good bone and feet, well decorated but spotting needs to clear, moving out well.
2 Thorne's Spotiray Billy Elliot Of Castletop.
3 Barry, Barry & Halfacree's Kalokairies's Crowd Pleaser.


1 Hernandez's Dalminshi Starlite Express JW. Good clear b/w spotting on this one. Very nice outline in profile, pleasing head, good tight elbows, moved out with drive on good legs and feet, well handled.
2 Healey's Doshaburi The Cloud Dragon At Hebemor JW. L/w displaying a good profile, covers the ground well, pleasing head and eye, good movement, stands a little wide at the front, tick marks spoil the picture.
3 Hurst's Philcarthom Xcaliber At Finnidal.


1 Cadden's Phadante Jambalaha JW. Took my eye in this larger class in the first run round. His spotting is jet black with a super outline, good head and expression and in hard condition, moved with a good rhythmic stride, and rear drive and delighted to award him RCC. The owner told me later that I awarded him BPIS at the BDC Ch Show a few years ago, but had not been shown regularly recently.
2 Gibbs' Phadante Mr Blue Sky JW. B/w, well decorated and very well balanced, has a lovely outline on good bone and feet, pleasing head and eye giving a good expression, moves out with stylish action and good drive, well handled. I see that first and second come from the same kennel.
3 Cobb's Kalokairie's Carbon Copy JW.


1 Neath-Duggan & Baker's Ch Buffrey Incognito By Dalleaf JW. B/w in superb hard condition, presented immaculately, head, ears and eye all correct, dense glossy coat, moves out so well on powerful hindquarters with his clever handler, delighted to award him the DCC and BOB
2 Croft & Cobb's Kalokairie's Bullet Proof
. Another one from the top drawer. Very good liver colour, firm, level topline, good head features, well boned with correct feet, has a nice balanced outline, moved with drive, a shade wide coming on. 3 Eden's Dalens Hot Gossip JW ShCM.

(3, 1)

1 Carroll's Willowvine All Eyes On Me. A very promising puppy, 7 mths, attractive b/w spotting, pretty face and expression, has good bone, correct feet and very confident.
2 Chappell's Nalderhill Aphrodite At Waltzaway. Very happy puppy, 6 mths, very nice outline, also well boned and good feet.

PB (6)

1 Morgan's Malbreow Wish Upon A Star. This b/w puppy. Took my eye on first run round, she is very correct in profile, well decorated, pleasing head features, moved well to take BPIB
2 Howard-Riddle's Shydally Wish Upon A Star
. Pleasing puppy with good deep pigmentation, well constructed, displaying a nice outline and maturing nicely, close up.
3 Howard's Shydally Brightest Star.


1 Howard-Riddle's Shydally Wish Upon A Star.
2 Hajee & Tidcombe's Castletop Summer Breeze.
3 Howard's Shydally Brightest Star.


1 Hajee & Tidcombe's Castletop Summer Breeze.
2 Bridge, Meyer & Britton's Kieradal Moulin Rouge
. Well constructed b/w, rather heavily spotted, good pigmentation, pleasing head and well boned.

NB (2)

1 Carroll's Willowvine All Eyes On Me.
2 Bridge, Meyer & Britton's Kieradal Moulin Rouge.


1 Wareham's Tamilanda Valentina Lilly At Dotsadaisy. Good ratios to this bitch, well boned and with firm, level topline, pleasing head and good eye colour, well decorated b/w spotting, moved truly with good action.
2 Davies' Maddidalli Embers Glow. Stands on good legs and feet, well constructed, feminine head, giving a nice expression and moved out quite well.
3 Quayle's Chizzmic Carry On With Cubalibre.


1 Probert's Millbelle My Precious At Ribot. Compact b/w, well decorated, good angles, pleasing head, moving with drive and holding a good topline, presented in good condition.
2 Harrison-Stratford's Dalminshi Dark Dakota At Dalkereve JW. Attractively spotted b/w, carrying the right amount of substance, has a pleasing head and eye and good ear carriage, stands on good legs and feet and moved quite well.
3 Cole's Keiradal Mel's Destiny.


1 Neath-Duggan & Baker's Buffrey Hanky Panky By Dalleaf JW. Attractive b/w spotting with a few unfortunate tick marks, good outline, moved with style and drive, pleasing head with dark eye, has correct feet, won Res CC on her excellent condition and showmanship.
2 Wareham's Tamilanda Blue Water Lilly At Dotsadaisy. Elebant b/w bitch with good angulation, firm level topline and with a good tail carriage, pleasing head and eye, well boned and moved out with good stylish action.
3 Stevenson's Macula Moonlight Mystique JW.

(7) The best class of the day.

1 Croft's Ch Kalokairie's Barberella From Koroyza. Superb outline and angles on this elegant bitch, rich liver spotting on good coat condition, attractive feminine head, very well handled on a loose lead, moved out so well with a good stride and pleased to award her BCC
2 Emmett & Simons' Ch Dalliviro Reba Mac At Ellemstra JW ShCM
. A well known Ch who has done so well in the ring, still retains her outline and superb balance, lovely head, b/w coat in good condition, she has good co-ordinated movement, not quite the drive today of the first.
3 Finlay's Ch Dvojica Black Swan At Dalfin ShCM.

(2, 1)

1 Thorner's Ch Tolutim Drambuie ShCM. B/w bitch who is now 10 yrs old, but not showing her age, attractively spotted, good angles, still retaining her outline, moved round very well and presented in really good condition. BVIB.

Mrs B. Smith