I left Malaga-Spain in the sweltering heat only to arrive in the UK to sweltering heat, it seems when I judge in the UK the heat follows me from Spain. Apart from the weather the running and organisation of this show is somewhat difficult to fault so therefore I would like to thank the Secretary Liz Stannard and her team for a very professional show indeed. I had a good entry in fact the second largest in the Utility group and so my excellent stewards Jane & Bill Gardner had their work cut out. I was pleased with my Dalmatians however the heat unfortunately had to play a big part in my decisions and placing, no doubt some will exchange in future shows. I would say generally the Dalmatians were well turned out, clean coats, well schooled and super temperaments. Thank you all for your entries and it was a pleasure, I had a wonderful day.
PD ( 6,2 ) :
1 Tingey’s Holderness Hillbilly By Dallyador, super liver puppy and demanded my attention for one so young. Lovely head kind expression good shoulders and correct tail set showing a good level top line. Moved with drive a pleasure to award him BPD and BPIB;
2 Coates Buffrey The Shaded Sun At Cubalibre, strong black, dark eyes, good feet and pleasing outline;
3 Goff-leggett’s Washakie Nutracker Prince.
JD ( 5,1 ) :
1 Hartley & Griffith’s Creaganbrec The Favourite At Miragua, Beautiful bold black spotting on a tight white based coat, darkest of eyes. Well constructed, pleasing head & correct ear placement, moved effortlessly around the ring and well handled;
2 Ayres Elaridge Evolution another beautiful dog with excellent spotting, tight cat like feet, good shoulders and excellent top line. Today however would not settle but I am sure his time will come.
3 Goff-leggett’ Washakie Nutcracker Prince.
GD ( 6,2 ) :
1 Ayres Elaridge Evolution, could not deny him this time a first, he had settled down and moved like a dream, such a shame re previous class.
2 Jubb’s Dalmark The Double Agent, well constructed dog moved with drive and lots to like about him.
3 Bakers, Oneowun Ohio.
PGD ( 11,2 ) :
1 Ely’s Wintermine Dynamo, Strong bold liver dog, moved with drive, good shoulders and correct tail set, big class to win well done.
2 Gates-Raw Jabbawock The Sorcerer At Ribblehill. Another strong bold dog turned out in excellent condition, dark eye pleasing head, good body tones showing clearly defined second thigh. Well schooled and at ease with the owner.
3 Dinsdale’s Dalsbred Dredlocks.
MDLD (3,1) :
1 Lamb’s Dalpetro Dettori, good mover and darkest of eyes,strong level topline flowing to correct tail set. A lot to admire about this dog.
2 Page & Page Winflash Harvey Wallbanger, good outline, showed and moved well.
LD (8,1) :
1 Smith’s Dalleaf Mullberry Good make and shape standing all four square, great spring of rib good top line and well set on tail that he used all the time. Moved with drive strong class to win.
2 Kembrey’s Jabbawock The Conquistador At Dalmark. Lots to like about this dog good mover well placed shoulders and good head & eye. Super top line flowing into correct tail set and good second thigh.
3 Beeston’s Leaveslake Time Out For Sandal.
OD ( 12,5 ) :
1 Stocks CH Dalmark The Shaded Moon At Nospar. This dog has quality and typical of the Dalmark bred a credit to the breeder. I have admired this dog from puppy and watched his progress to be a true champion, delighted to see that this dog has improved with maturity. I was so pleased that he did not let me down when finally getting my hands on. Today he just flowed around the ring demanding the Judges attention even in the mid day sun, strong powerful front assembly, super bone in fore quarters& rear. Long reach of neck good firm top line and very happy indeed and honoured to award the dog CC to him today, congratulations!.
2 Cutt’s CH Kaytian Kalypso To Marzelina Yet another quality Dalmatian , by far the best dog class of the day. Good make and shape, correct in size, good liver, flowing mover at one with handler. Good front and top line. Just preferred 1 today and no doubt these two exchange places on many occasions. Once again for me a pleasure to ward RCC, great class well done.
3 Fort’s, Shulune Double Fantasty.
PB ( 12,4 ) :
1 Tingey’s Phaeland Pheonix Phorever By Dallydor. Quality puppy lots to like, good head ,well laid shoulders, correct liver colour which one expects from this excellent breeder. Challenged hard for BP but just preferred the dog on this occasion.
2 Richardson’s Buffrey Lightening Strike Among Mapplewell, another striking puppy, bold black spotting on pure tight white based coat, darkest of eyes ,kind expression. Moved well.
3 Newton’s Tuscan Tart.
JB ( 13,1 ) :
1 Christies Sophtspot Snap Crackle N Pop , feminine bitch of excellent quality, very sound and stood all four square, well schooled and moved around the ring effortlessly. Super class to win, well done.
2 Alexanders Offordale White Lady, Eye catching and moved with handler like a dream, good spotting and excellent coat and as usual from this exhibitor the best well groomed nails in the business.
3 Polhill’s, Kymvale Savannah .
GB ( 13,2 ) :
1 Rances Olbero One To Treasure. Well balanced quality bitch, beautiful gentle expression, good eye colour to. Lovely level top line and great tail set which was perfect moving around the ring. Super strong class to win.
2 Haywood & Ridgewood’s Luccombe Hazel Nut Cluster. Good mover at one with handler, long reach of neck flowing down to another good tail set. Good shoulder placement and clearly defined second thighs.
3 Pickups Roadcoach Ribbons And Roses
PGB ( 8,2 ) :
1 Cooper’s Caldecare Couronne. Good spotting and clean white tight based coat. Dark eyes, kind expression Moved well with handler and deserved this class especially in such heat of the day.
2 Lady Macdonald Of Sleat’s Bosville Bruschetta. Feminine bitch, lovely eye colour, good shoulder placement and a good level top line. Shame the heat was getting to her otherwise would have been placed first.
3 Smith’s Christines Girl.
MDLB ( 2,0 ) :
1 Burrows Tumbril TantrumsN Tiaras At Shacarlu. Good bold black spotting,darkest Of eyes,excellent bone and well placed shoulders, moved well.
2 Story-Taylor’s Kesteven Rainbow Chaser. Well balanced bitch, long reach of neck with pleasing level top line flowing into a good tail set.
LB ( 12,4 ) :
1 Kembrey’s Dalmark Panda The Peach, another quality Dalmatian from the excellent well known kennels. Beautiful make and shape and stands all four square, pleasing body tones and a great mover.Super class to win, well done.
2 Cuthbertson’s Kalsidoni Garnet. Quality classy feminine bitch, lots to like about her, however unfortunately today was very unsettled hence the placing. I am sure this bitch will be made up in the not to distant future.
3 Fort’s Lady Of Light From Shalune
OB ( 14,5 ):
1 Dunnachie’s CH Dvojica Voodoo. BB & BOB & GROUP 1. Well what can one say about this Dalmatian that has not already been said. To me a most beautiful specimen and a excellent ambassador for our breed. Today I finally got my eager hands on her and wow it was a joy, she had the stamina and showing under such heat conditions she just performed to the highest of standards, one could not expect any more. It was a pleasure to see her taking top honours of the day by winning such a strong Utility group under Frank Kane. Congratulations and very well done indeed!!
2 Haywood & Ridgeway’s Luccombe Strawberry Tart .Another quality bitch with well defined body tones and correct spring of rib, super reach of neck and good top line and tail set, excellent feet and well developed second thigh, moved with drive. A well deserved win and a pleasure to award RCC.
3 Roache’s CH Hebe Aleatory In Holderness.
Judge: JOHNATHAN GOULDING
Leeds 2008 Judged by Johnathan Goulding