The quality and hind movement in some of the classes left a lot to be desired, but temperament and coat condition have improved since my last appointment. Poor feet still seem to be a problem.
I was delighted with my overall winners, three of which were all from the same litter.
1. BOLTS- CH FAKENHAM FLASH GORDON 11 year old upstanding liver dog, well off for bone, good head and expression, lovely dark eye, moved with great drive, a real showman.
2. BOLTS- BUFFREY BELLEISSIMO AT FAKENHAM Sire of 1, very similar make and shape, good black spotting, attractive head and expression, good front, and feet. Moved and showed well.
3. ALCOCKS-MAPPLEWELL CHOCOLATE BOX FOR DALSPARTAN. Nicely spotted liver, good colour, happy disposition, lovely make and shape and sound mover. slightly finer type than one and two, well handled.
SPEC PUPPY DOG ENTRIES 11 A1
1. WRIGHTS-MILLBELLE LITHIUM 12 month old b with excellent pigmentation, intelligent head and expression, correct front and lovely reach of neck, strong legs and tight cat feet. Level top line, and good turn of stifle. Moved effortlessly round the ring with plenty of drive. I shall watch his future with interest. BP
2. CLARKES- KLARKESON ONE VISION 11 month old, well decorated black, gorgeous head with the darkest of eyes. Excellent overall make and shape, and sound mover. Two very promising puppies.
3. SCOTT-ALLEN & DAVIS-TOLUTIM YAFFLE Nicely spotted puppy with plenty of bone, coat in excellent condition, well muscled hind quarters and correct tail carriage, moved soundly.
SPEC JUNIOR DOG ENTRIES 7 A2
1. WHINCUPS-TAMILANDA PANTHER LILY JW Showy black with excellent spotting, pleasing head and expression, correct front and tight feet, showed and handled to perfection, moved freely round the ring with good length of stride.
2. EDENS-DALENS HOT GOSSIP Good honest type, more heavily spotted than one, well off for bone, I liked his head and expression and sound movement.
3. GARDINOR-DALMARK THE PIRATE AT DAKATA Attractive liver, good overall make and shape, coat not in the best condition, but moved and showed well.
YEARLING DOG ENTRIES 14 A2
1. HRCH TRE FALKE’S FINKSE FIDELIUS Handsome black spotted dog, with good all over confirmation, excellent front, neck and top line. Strong hindquarters and good tail set. Moved freely really covering the ground.
2. LAMB-DALPETRO DECARPRIO Quality liver of good colour, super head and dark eyes, well muscled and in the fittest of conditions, a little unsettled on the move.
3. WHINCUP &SIBSON-TAMILANDA VINTAGE PINK JW Lv Good colour, lovely spotty head with well broken ears, full of quality, well handled and moved freely.
POST GRAD 11 A3
A disappointing class expected better quality at this level.
1. CLELAND –CANDIDALS KING OF THE WORLD BY DEOVOLANTE Showy well balanced black, with good head, neck and shoulders. In sparkling condition won this class easily on his movement.
2. DE ROZARIO-DALLEAF D’ACCORD AVEC JEMBLEWOOD. Well presented liver, good colour, lovely head and expression, covered the ground well, good make and shape, correct tail set, did not move as well as one.
3. CAULDWELL-POPSPRIDE AND PREJUDICE Nice type, well off for bone, good head and ear carriage. Lovely hard condition . Moved adequately.
MID LIMIT D ENTRIES 14 A2
1. WHITINGS- CIBRITH CAPTAIN KIRK JW SHCM Striking dog with clear black spotting on the whitest of coats, good front and neck, lovely deep brisket, good top line and tail set. Showed like a bomb and moved with clean driving action.
2. BAKER-DALLEAF DEVILS DISCIPLE JW Judged this smart liver as a puppy, and he has grown into a handsome dog, longer cast than one, but good overall make and shape, a little unsettled on the move.
3. JOHNSONS-TYNEVALE THE TEASE JW SHCM Quality liver in excellent condition, gorgeous head and expression, good eye colour, slightly low tail set, which spoilt his outline, but moved well.
LIMIT D ENTRIES 12 A0
1. HARRISON-STRATFORD-DALKREVE DARK DRAGON JW Well boned L of good colour, l loved his spotty head and Kind expression. Good level top line, lay of shoulders and hind Quarters. Showed well, he was in the fittest of conditions and moved soundly.
2. HOLBURN –GLENLION BOUNDER Another well presented quality L plenty of bone, attractive head, good front and level top line, which he held on the move.
3. WEBB&CHRYSTAL-DALLEAF DEVIL IN DISGUISE AT JEMBLEWOOD. Judged him as a puppy, he has grown into a fine dog. Excellent front and feet, good top line, well angulated hind quarters, did not move quite as well as one and two.
OPEN DOG ENTRIES 17 A0
A fantastic class, wish I had more prizes to give out. Lovely to have so many champions present.
1. ALEXANDER-CH OFFORDALE CHEVALIER JW Judged him as a puppy, and he has matured into an outstanding dog, he has such ring presence, and combines substance, quality and stamminer so essential in the breed. Intelligent head and expression even black spotting on whitest of coats correct in all departments. Strong legs and wonderful tight cat feet. Moved effortlessly round the ring, with lovely free stride. CC BOB G4A credit to the breed.
2. HULTINK-INT/NL/BEL/NORD/N/SWE/DK/GER CH SOLBO’S KAYO (ATC AK00368SWE) Top quality well beautifully spotted b in excellent condition, good head and dark eye, well off for bone. Excellent top line, tail carriage and powerful hind quarters. Moved with plenty of drive, superbly handled. RCC
3. HARTLEY & GRIFFITHS-CH CREAGANBREC THE FAVOURITE AT MIRAGUA JW Different type to one and two but very worthy CH, good head and expression, even black spotting, good top line and well muscled hind quarters. Moved soundly.
GOOD CIT D ENTRIES 6 A1
1. EDENS –DALENS HOT GOSSIP
2. HITCHENS&LIVERMORE-TYRODAL SPECIAL FEATURE Happy liver dog with good head and dark eyes, rarther heavy spotting, well off for bone, feet could be better, but he moved soundly.
3. MARKEY-HEAVEN SENT PHREEMAN CALIX WITH DALISSM. Black spotted dog with good front and depth of brisket, a bit heavy over the shoulders, but moved and showed well.
VETERAN B ENTRIES 20 A0
A wonderful class.
1. DUNNACCHIE-CH DVOJICA VOODOO JW Nine years old today! And a most worthy CH, gorgeous feminine head, dark eye and good black spotting. Excellent confirmation and one of the best movers here today. She shows like a bomb, wish she was a shade bigger. BV
2. PALMER-CIBRITH SWEET CHESNUT BY DAKILJUA 8 year old attractive liver, with pleasing head and expression, good top line and tail carriage, did not move as well as one.
3. NEATH-DUGGAN-CH BUFFREY SPRIG O MINT JW Elegant well decorated with lovely feminine head and dark eyes, longer cast than one and two and full of quality. Great showgirl.
SPEC PUPPY B ENTRIES 10 A1
1. DUNNACHIE-DVOJICA VOLITION
2. CHAPELAIN-HERMIONE DE LILE DESME JW (ATC AQ00611FRA) Well decorated 12 month old liver, pleasing head and expression, elegant make and shape, showed well, moved round the ring with lovely free movement.
3. THOMAS-PHILCARTHOM XFACTOR Very nice type, pretty head, good front and feet, shorter coupled than one and two, but in excellent condition, moved soundly.
SPEC JUN B ENTRIES 13 A1
1. HAYWOOD-RIDGEWAY-LUCCOMBE STRAWBERY DREAM Smart well decorated black with elegant head, lovely reach of neck, good lay of shoulder, correct front, and tight feet. Moved with plenty of drive, well handled.
2. NEAL-TOLKAIN PORTOBELLO BELLE Well constructed B, pretty head and good dark eyes, good lay of shoulder and depth of brisket. Moved and showed beautifully.
3. BOWERS&KNIGHT-TYRODAL ONE STEP AHEAD Attractive liver with good head and expression, rangier type than one and two, I liked her overall make and shape, moved soundly.
YEARLING B ENTRIES 18 A 2
1. K &C-L PAGE-WINFLASH ELLE’S BELLE’S JW Attractively spotted B with very pretty head, good overall make and shape, and in peak condition. A great showgirl, and moved round the ring with plenty of drive.
2. EMMET & SIMONS- DALLIVIRO REBA MAC AT ELLEMSTRA Well balanced and feminine B, good clear spotting, on whitest of coats, attractive head, good front and tight feet, moved freely very nice type.
3. WHITING- CHANCE ENCOUNTER AT CRAGVILLIE Quality B excellent pigmentation, good head and reach of neck, well off for bone, good tail set. Moved steadily around the ring maintaining nice level topline.
POST GRAD B ENTRIES 16 A4
A disappointing class.
1. GARDINOR-DALISPOTS DUBYANA AT DAKATA Elegant liver, good colour, pretty head and dark eyes. liked her overall make and shape. Moved with purpose and drive.
2. JENKINS-JEWELRUBY QUEEN Well presented and nicely decorated B in immaculate condition, good legs and feet, well angulated hind quarters. A little longer cast than my winner but a great showgirl and sound mover.
3. COOPER – CHARMINDALS IMPEDIMENTA B spotted feminine bitch with happy personality, good head with well broken ears and dark eyes. Nice length of neck, correct front. Did not move as well as one and two.
MID LIMIT B ENTRIES 22 A1
A very strong class, sadly some lovely bitches had to go cardless.
1. ALEXANDER-OFFORDABLE CATALINA Feminine B spotted bitch in superb condition, gorgeous head and expression, well off for bone, with excellent front and feet. Good level top line and turn of stifle. Really covered the ground on the move, well handled CC
2. PILGRIM-OLBERO ONE TO CHARM AT WEAPONNESS Similar type to one, attractive liver, full of quality, excellent confirmation throughout, moved soundly.
3. BARRETT-MARRICDALE THE GOLD DIGGER OF DALAMANTI SH CM Another very nice liver, good colour, make and shape, a shade heavy over the shoulder which spoilt the overall outline, moved and showed well.
LIMIT B ENTRIES 11 A1
1. HOBBS &WHITING-WINFLASH LOOPY LOO Eye catching well decorated black,quality type. Well put together with kind head and expression nicely muscled hind quarters, moved soundly and showed and handled well.
2. PETERSEN-DALIMESE WHO’S THAT GIRL AT DAEDALUS JW Attractive black, shown in tip top condition, moved soundly with good hind action, from well developed hind quarters. As always from this kennel well handled.
3. RANCE- OLBERO ONE TO TREASURE Quality liver of good colour, feminine head, darkest of eyes, well off for bone. In good hard condition. Nice level top line which she held on the move. Three lovely bitches.
OPEN B ENTRIES 19 A3
ALEXANDER- CH OFFORDABLE SAPPHIRE JW 1. A beautiful and very worthy champion, feminine head excellent front and good reach of neck, and as always from this kennel shown in immaculate condition. Moved effortlessly round the ring, looked as if she could go all day. In the challenge dropped her tail and had to give way to her litter sister reserve CC.
2. OLSEN &LARSEN-DK/SE/FI/NORD/INT/NO/DEVDH/HR CH FRIHEDENS PRINSESSE PHREGNE (ATC AP01391 DNK) Smart well spotted B lovely type, longer cast than one but beautifully balanced. Good all round confirmation, strode out well on the move.
3 GIBBS –CH PHADANTE DIXIE LILY JW Well proportioned feminine B with good black spotting. Plenty of bone, and good overall make and shape. Moved soundly, three beautiful bitches.
GOOD CIT B ENTRIES 5 A1
1. BARRET-MARRICDALE THE GOLD DIGGER OF DALMANTI SH CM
2. GARTON-JABBAWOCK JET PROPELLED Lightly spotted liver, well shaped head and dark eye, good top line and tail carriage, which she held on the move.
Judge Juliet Macdonald of Sleat