Driffield 2016 Judged by Mrs Lesley Butler


Thanks go to my very able stewards for keeping the proceedings going & for the assistance.

Been a while since last I judged so I enjoyed it. Unfortunately I don’t think the breed is improving although there were exhibits that excelled.

Please look at your exhibits. Stand your dogs in front of a mirror & see what the judge sees.

MPD (4)

1 Hernandez’s Dalminshi Starlight Express, well grown puppy for his age hope he doesn’t grow anymore. Nice head shape, good reach of neck, front developing correctly & has good hindquarters. Moved well;
2 Carroll’s Sophtspot Hip Hip Hooray, nice puppy still quite raw, attractive head good neck & topline. Another with good hindquarters & moved well for a youngster;
3 Smith’s Prince William at Helian.


1 Whincup’s Tamilanda Midnight Lilly, handsome black spotted boy who shows great promise. Lovely head, neck & shoulders. Firm topline for 1 so young. Super rear which he used on the move. Showed & handled to perfection. BP;
2 Croft & Cobb-Mcgill’s Kalokairie’s Bullet Proof
, old type liver with a good outline & without exaggeration. Good neck, shoulders & deep brisket. Well handled & moved with purpose. Nice puppy;
3 Hernandez’s Dalminshi Starlight Express.


1 Neath-Duggan’s Buffrey Incognito by Dalleaf, flashy black full of himself today. Nice head shape, dark eyes & good ear carriage. Liked his front & upper arm placement. Tended to over stretch a bit but a great showman moved well;
2 Croft & Cobb-Mcgill’s Kalokairie’s Bullet proof;
3 Green & Sears’ Boschendal Simply Red at Judally.


1 Christie’s Sophtspot Gold Dust, aptly named eyecatching liver. Attractive head, long reachy neck leading to well placed shoulders. Correct depth of brisket not over exaggerated. Lovely turn of stifle & short hocks using them on the move. RCC;
2 Neilson’s Bariscot Aristarchus Moonet
, black spotted boy with excellent pigmentation. Nice head & expression with well placed spotty ears. Moved quite well;
3 Pawson’s Cragvallie Vinny’s Chance.


1 Wallington’s Rovinjdal Dare To Dream, liver dog with a pleasing head I liked his expression. Arched neck to good shoulders & topline. Well muscled. Best mover in this class but pushed hard by
2 Stocks’ Norspa’s Shaded Lanson, well balanced young liver unlucky to meet 1 on form today. Lovely outline with good topline & tailset. Good spring of rib, legs & feet. Moved nicely round the ring;
3 Whiting’s Cragvallie Chance On Me.


1 Hobb’s & Whiting’s Boutonneux Baby Bacu avec Rapanooey, typical black with no exaggeration. Balanced & in good hard condition. Good neck, lay of shoulder, turn of stifle & short hocks. Moved with drive;
2 Gardinor’s Jamelsley Pyracantha at Dakata, another nice dog with a bit more length & good topline. He has a good front & brisket with heart room. He moved well but I feel he needs longer to mature & get his act together;
3 Wright’s Millbelle Lithium.

(11,3) What a class all 5 could change places on another day.

1 Green & Sear’s Tolutim Yves St Laurent, liver who fits the Standard well. Lovely head & expression. Good reach of neck, well placed shoulders & upper arm. Correct front, depth with plenty of heart room. Excellent quarters & very muscular which help him move with drive. Looked like he could go all day. Pleased to award him his third CC;
2 Dunnachie’s Ch Dvojica Vendetta
, upstanding dog & well put together. Excels in front & body, good reachy neck, deep chest & spring of rib. Moved, handled & showed well looked like he would go for miles;
3 Goff-Leggett’s Washakie Shoshone Chief.


1 Wallington’s Rovinjdal Dare To Dream;
2 Thompson & Boagey’s Dalamanti Black Moon
, unplaced in a previous class. Smaller type than 1 but has some nice qualities. Good topline, tailset & nice hindquarters, moved OK;
3 Marley & Libbey’s Bellili’s D’amore De Loin.


1 Harrison-Stratford’s Dalminshi Dark Dakota at Dalkereve, very pretty young lady. Lovely neck, shoulders, topline & tailset. Good bone & cat feet. Moved well for a youngster;
2 Richardson’s Mapplewell Ely Brown, nicely decorated liver girl with a lovely outline. Good length of body giving her scope. Just needs time to firm up & body up. Moved OK;
3 Sampson’s Dalston Eternal Promise.


1 Whincup’s Tamilanda Pick-a-Lilly, beaten by her brother for BP she pushed him hard. Delightful head & expression. Good neck, shoulders, depth of chest & quarters. Handled & moved well with style;
2 Cuthbertson’s Ellesmere Little Mix with Kalsidoni, heavier marked than 1. Happy girl well grown, sturdy & very fit. Good front, spring of rib & hindquarters. Strode out with drive;
3 Harrison-Stratford’s Dalminshi Dark Dakota at Dalkereve.


1 Wright’s Offordale Anastasia avec Millbelle, pretty bitch, nicely decorated with lovely broken ears. Arched neck, well placed shoulders & upper arm. Good length of body & moved out well;
2 Page’s Vivienne Westwood by Winflash, heavier marked than 1 but still an attractive young lady. Good depth of brisket & spring of rib. Needs to firm up which only comes with maturity;
3 Stevenson’s Macula Moonlight Mystique.


1 Christie’s Sophtspot Glitterati, quality black who was well balanced & very showy. Pleasing head & dark eyes with correct pigmentation. Good neck, shoulders & topline. Good turn of stifle which helped her move with drive;
2 Page’s Winflash Prada Candy Kiss, a girl with substance but still immature. Nice outline with good quarters fore & aft. Excellent pigmentation. Moved well;
3 Wright’s Offordale Anastasia avec Millbelle.


1 Hartley & Griffiths’s Creaganbrec Glory Be at Miragua, loved her gorgeous head & expression. Nice dark eyes & ears carriage. Long neck leading to good shoulders, topline & tailset. Good rear used on the move;
2 Connelly’s Tamilanda Summerl Pink at Connomoor, old type liver with lovely reach of neck. Well placed shoulders & upper arm. Not overdone in any way. Moved with drive;
3 Whiting’s Cragvallie Star Chance.


1 McKenzie’s Mapplewell Waterfall, feminine girl, with pretty head. She has substance but elegant. Good front, topline & tailset. Has depth, spring of rib giving heart room. Best mover in class today;
2 Dawson’s Washakie Endless Summer, nice bitch who needs more time to mature & blossom. Lovely outline showing her good topline, tailset & tail carriage. Moved well & steadily;
3 Tingey’s Dallyador The Entranteress.


1 Emmett & Simons’ Ch Dalliviro Reba Mac at Ellesmere, what can I say this young lady seems to be at her peak & would not be denied. Her general balance & outline is very eyecatching. Lovely depth of brisket & spring of rib. She is very fit with a strong rounded rump, has good muscle & second thigh. Showed & moved well. CC & BOB. Handled so well & looked the part in the group to get placed G4;
2 Finlay’s Dvojica Black Swan at Dalfin
, another of some quality & unlucky to meet 1 in form today. Liked her outline & elegance. Super neck, shoulders & topline. Excels in hindquarters which were well muscled assisting her movement. Beautifully handled looked good in profile going round the ring. Moved well;
3 Lamb’s Dalpetro Diva.


1 Pickup’s Roadcoach Reine Des Roses, reserve in open a girl with good black pigment. Pleasing head shape with correct ear placement & dark eye. Good neck topline & tailset. Moved well with drive;
2 Barrett’s Marricdale The Gold Digger of Dalamanti, 9 years old enjoying her day out. Her tail didn’t stop wagging which is nice to see. She had a good front & depth of brisket giving her heart room.