SCOTTISH KENNEL CLUB AUG 26 2018
Thank you to the committee for the invitation to judge and also to the exhibitors for the sporting way of accepting my placements.
I came with an open mind as I no longer show or own this my 1st breed that I first owned some 39 years ago. On today’s entry I was able to find some quality in each class, limit and open in both sexes being the highlights.
However I feel the need to point out that for me the Dalmatian is an endurance animal and therefore should be capable of covering great distance , so an economical , efficient sound movement is required , I was therefore amazed at some of the handlers almost winding the dogs up as if for a standing starting sprint rather like leading a sprint racehorse down to the start and letting them loose out of the box, this only resulted in the dogs losing balance and natural cadence where I was looking for a sound rhythmic flowing trot with ground cover where the hock can truly be used , in some cases saw a hurried/rushed non driving action.
That said I was delighted with my main winners who excelled in breed type and sound movement.
PUPPY DOG 3
1st MRS & MISS HOLLAND & MILLINGTON: CAPEARLLA ITS ON ICE.B/W who cuts a very striking outline, mature for age with masculine attractive head, good length of neck into a pleasing lay of shoulder, and strongly made through , moved out with gusto and tending to loose balance and throw his front at times , time may be his friend.
2ND MR & MRS FINLAYS: DALFIN ACTUAL FACT. Elegant lighter framed b/w , not as mature as 1st and not carrying as much substance as yet, that said he has a attractive head and is balanced in frame and body , uses himself well on the move.
3RD. MISS MCVICAR: DALFIN ALMOND SLICE.
JUNIOR DOG 5 1ABS
1st QUAYLE: MILLBELLE KICKING HORSE AT CUBALIBRE. Lightly marked quality male, correct for size and bone, good length of neck into well placed shoulder, good bone and feet, tail set on and carried well, moved with style and sound showing good ground cover, super showman who has all the promise to go to the top.
2ND MILLINGTONS: CAPEARLLA PURE DIAMONDS. Smaller framed b/w with super decoration, correct shape and size with balanced angulation, gave his handler a hard time but settled enough to show me he has promise, would like to see him as he matures.
3rd KERRS .. DIVAZZI LEGEND OF THRONES
POST GRADUATE DOG 5 ABS 1
1st MILLINGTON: CAPEARLLA PURE DIAMONDS 2nd in JUNIOR DOG.
2ND CHRISTIE: LAGUNA DIOS FREE FALCON BY SOPHTSPOT JW Boldly spotted b/w male larger framed than 1st.unsettled in hall and this was a shame because I liked him , saw enough to see a well put together stallion dog , with good bone and angulation would have loved to have seen him shown outside but I believe he has everything required to place highly on another day.
3rd BEATTIE: RADHEBULL ANGELS DELIGHT.
LIMIT DOG 5 1 abs
1st. STOCKS; NOSPARS SHADED LANSON JW. Lightly marked liver boy, correct for size and lovely kind head and expression soundly made on quality lines, good neck and correct well angles front and rear, moving the best in the class sound coming and going and true free side gait.
2ND WHINCUP: TAMILANDA MIDNIGHT LILLY JW. Upstanding striking black male , larger in frame than 1st, masculine in head , fair lay of shoulder well off for bone, strongly made right through a true stallion of a dog, who moved well going but today was a little wide on coming towards me .
3RD MARLEY & LIBBEYS: BELLIL'IS D'AMORE DE LOIN SHCM.
OPEN DOG 5
1st NEATH- DUGGAN & BAKERS; CH BUFFREY INCOGNITO BY DALLEAF JW . Quality beautifully decorated bl/wh who stands away in outline and showmanship , super head and length of neck, good layback of shoulder and upperarm , well ribbed short loin, stands on the soundest of well muscled hind quarters and feet , moves so well coming and going and on side gait really comes into his own showing terrific reach and drive, pleased to award him CC and BOB , and thrilled for his group and RBIS win, a pleasure to judge such quality.
2nd CHRISTIE; CH SOPHTSPOT GOLD DUST JW. Another quality worthy Champion, l/w attractively marked,super head with good reach of neck and lay of shoulder , so much to like on this boy and a shame he met today on sparkling form . Pleased to award him RES CC
3RD. CROFT & COBB: KALOKAIRIES BULLET PROOF
VETERAN DOG 1
1ST; BARRETT& FORTS CH SHULUNE ICE PHANTOM OF DALAMANTI SHCM. Quality 8 yr old b/w male, shown here in super fit muscle condition masculine attractive head , pleasing lay of shoulder and good depth to rib and short loin, stands well on sound hind quarters, moves very well and soundly from all angles, a worthy title holder.
MINOR PUPPY BITCH.2
1st CAROLLS: WILLOWVINE ALL EYES ON ME. Very promising b/w correct for size , head as yet to fill but she has a sweet expression, good shoulder placement and sound in hind quarters, tail set on and carried well, moves very well , she is as expected immature but she has so much to like and has some qualities enough to win Best Puppy in Breed .
2nd NOBLES; RUEBEDU SHEIK YERBOUTI. Larger framed b/w not as mature as 1st that been said she has some virtues of good bone and feet , sound and with good angulation, moved well .
PUPPY BITCH Repeat of last class.
JUNIOR BITCH 2
1ST; BARRETTS: DALMANTI RUBY RAIDER. Classy B/W, gives good outline when stood, correct for bone & size , well ribbed and short coupled, moved very well both coming and going, little unsettled today which I forgave her and won here on her overriding quality.
2ND: SHEPHERDS. DALFIRE BLING IN SPOTS. Liver/white with attractive marking , feminine head and sweet expression, immature at present but she moved well enough to deserve her placing , happy showgirl.
POST GRAD BITCH.8. 2ABS
1st WAREHAMS : TAMILANDA VALENTINA LILLY AT DOTSDAISY. Lightly marked feminine b/w. Correctly made and gives very pleasing outline , correct for size , short couple and deep rib, ample bone and feet, moves very soundly from all angles from well muscled hind quarters, happy confident show girl.
2ND QUAYLE. CHIZZMIC CARRY ON WITH CUBALIBRE JW. B/w of larger frame than 1st. Pleasing and correct angulation little longer cast than 1st, moves soundly and well with pleasing tail carriage and topline.
3RD. SOPHTSPOT EVOLUTION (MRS S VALENTINE)
1ST. NEATH DUGGAN & BAKER : BUFFREY HANKY PANKY BY DALLEAF JW. Attractive feminine b/w. with gentle expression, correct shoulder and good angulation, short coupled and deep rib , fit and sound , moved and shows so well sound in all ways , quality bitch. RES CC
2ND GARDNERS: DVOJICA CHILLI CHUTNEY FOR WRENDRAGGE JW. Super l/w bitch so much to like , built on classic lines, correct and soundly made moved so well, splitting hairs between these two lovely bitches and I hope that this ones crown is not to far away.
3RD. WHINCUP: TAMILANDA PICK-A-LILLY JW. Completed a super trio.
GARDNERS: CH DVOJICA BLACK AGAIN AT WRENDRAGGE JW SHCM. Classic b/w full of breed type , correct in size and bone , kindly expression , darkest of eyes, super length of neck into quality lay of shoulder and upper arm, well ribbed and short in loin, correct tail set and top line , movement is a pure joy , I loved her flowing ground covering step, not hurried or rushed, clear reach and drive from a power full hind q and driving hock action, the breed should be full of bitches like this one , loved her and most pleased and delighted to award this quality girl the CC lost BOB only on the dogs outstanding showmanship.
2ND CHRISTIE; INT CH JEZEBEL THE ASTONISHING SOPHTSPOT JW(IMP NLD) Another quality champion bitch, who is very much the showgirl, worthy champion who carries her crown well, correct and sound in all ways, exuberant mover.
3RD. CHRISTIE: CH SOPHTSPOT GLITTERATI JW.
VETERAN BITCH 2
1ST. EMMETT & SIMMONS. CH DALLIVIRO REBA MAC AT ELLEMSTRA JW SHCM . Well known champion bitch ,built on quality lines, pleasing from all angles and moving so soundly , wears her crown with ease, pleased to award her BVIB and see she later placed well in Best Group Veteran.
2ND LAMBS; DALPETRO DIVA JW . B/w with attractive markings , correct for size , and moving well .shame to meet 1st on sparkling form
JUDGE: HEATHER STICKLEY