Paignton Championship show 2023 Dalmatian critique
I should like to wish Carol Harwood a speedy recovery as this was initially her appointment.
A super entry and thank-you to for the sportsmanship on applause for each class. Always a pleasure to Judge this my first breed , I still strongly hold the belief that this breed should be capable of trotting for miles behind a horse and carriage therefore what is needed is athleticism and stamina on a correct construction and muscle formation , today I found far too many overweight and a distinct lack of muscle with poor close hind action only exaggerated by fast incorrect gaiting on the handlers part , RUNNING a dog at speed does not enhance the natural trotting action it will only spoil any natural cadence the dog may have . I made ample use of a good sized ring and the slight slope back on the return highlighted to me dogs that were capable and fit enough to hold their own front balance and display a driving action on the way out. A few shy ones today that needed more ring training to aid their confidence , this not the temperament I recall in this breed also please think on your choice of leash , an ultra thin tight lead made a few panic today , train and watch the best handlers in your breed, their dogs are free standing on a loose leash allowing their dogs to shine and be at its best natural uncomplicated self.
SPECIAL BEGINNERS DOG .4.
1st WILLIAMSON SHYDALLY ULTIMATE EDITION. Smart b/w with pleasing head with lovely dark eye, fair reach of neck and shoulder placement, gd bone and feet moved well sound out and back , a little tail proud at times.
2nd Wootton TOLKAIN CALIBAN Pleasing blk/w markings, attractive head and drk eye, correct for size offers a balanced profile with fair shoulder placement ,moved out well.
3rd BRIDGE & MEYER AKONI ATHOS COMTE DE LA FERE.
PUPPY DOG 9 .2abs.
1st CUTHBERTSON KALSIDONI BLUE GEMSTONE. Mature upstanding blk/w , masculine head and drk eye, gd length of neck into clean well placed shoulder, gd bone and feet , mature in body and condition , moved out well, lovely character who tried his handler out on every opportunity. BPIB
2nd. WRIGHT MILLBELLE THUNDERFIRE . Loved this youngster and a shame that there was no MP class as he was giving away allot to 1st in maturity, beautifully decorated correct coloured L/W with kindly expression and pleasing head, gives a super profile, correct lay of shoulder with sound well angulated rear, moved soundly all directions, so much promise here .
3rdRICHARDS & DAVIES HAFWENNA KING OF THE NORTH.
JUNIOR DOG 5.
1st. BAKER KELEVRA CHIVE TALKING WITH DALLEAF. Smart young man with super shape to head and drk eye , gd length of neck , has super clean front with clean shoulder ,gd bone and feet , gd depth of chest and well sprung ribs and strong loin, moves well as his conformation suggests ,sound in every direction , promising youngster.
2nd.WILLIAMSON SHYDALLY ULTIMATE EDITION. stood 1st in spec beg.
3rd RICHARDS MEDIOLANUM WINTERFELL (imp srb)
1st PEARSON KELEVRA DILL OR NO DILL JW. I was quite captivated by this super quality young dog who stood out in this class and later in the challenge ,correct for size for me, super bold b/w spotting on a tight white jacket, stylish and gives classic profile when stood,kind yet masculine head, drk eye,super reach of neck into clean well laid shoulder , gd depth of chest and elbows close, super width of thigh and low hock, tail set on well with super topline and carriage at all times, moves out in all directions utterly sound and with super length of stride at one with handler at all times, such promise here for the future, Res CC , a day when I would have liked 2 Dog CC's to hand out as this young man ticked all my boxes lost out only on maturity to my CC winner, a bright future ahead for this outstanding young male.
2nd.DAVIS MADDIDALLI'S CAUSING A STORM. Lighter marked b/w of larger frame than 1st,masculine head well off for bone, pleasing front and gd hq angulation moving well although tends to be a little tail proud.
. RICHARDS MEDOLANUM WINTERFELL (imp srb)
POST GRAD DOG 6 .
1st ROBBINS JASQUARELLA EDGE OF WINTER AT PALOUSE. Smart b/w , clear bold spotting, correct head proportions, gives a fair profile when stood and is correct for size, gd bone and depth of chest well sprung rib and balanced in shoulder and hq angulation, shown in fit order sound coming and going , a little tail proud at times but promising boy.
2nd.TINGEY DALLYADOR LOCKDOWN LEGEND. L/w of larger frame than 1st, quality boy of super liver colour, pleasing head, strong arched neck,, well angulated and balanced, uses his well muscled quarters to show a sound reachy stride.
3rd.SMITHS RAPANOOEY SUGAR DONUT.
1st.PAGE &HOWELL OLILOU HEAVENLY HAMILTON BY WINFLASH.Upstanding blk/w male with bold deep blk markings on a tight white jacket,gives a strong masculine profile, he is all male right through, strong arched neck into clean well laid shoulder, mature and well muscled body sound hq with developed 2nd thigh and low hock, a really sound fit boy who covered the ground soundly and with freedom .
2nd.SAMPSON DALSTORM GOLDEN GUINEA JW. Smaller framed than 1st but quality boy,attractive markings, pleasing head and gentle expression, sound front angulation and a well laid shoulder, gd length of rib and loin, moved out soundly in all directions.
3rd HILLS PANDAMAX MARINER.
1st PAGE & HOWELL BLEIZE DE MONTJUIC AT WINFLASH (imp usa) . Correctly made right through and a natural quality showman, masculine without coarseness, super arched neck into best of shoulders, gd bone and tight feet, deep capacious chest , close elbows, gd heart and lung room in a well sprung rib , strong loin, low hock, stood in profile he commands attention on the move he excelled in soundness , freedom and a long reachy driving stride, could accompany any horse over any terrain, loved his athletic ability and boy is this dog fit and in good order as were all from this kennel, pleased to award him CC
2nd RICHARDSON CH MAPPLEWELL POCKET ROCKET. Quality b/w with attractive markings , gives pleasing balanced outline , kind expressive head and length of neck well laid shoulder and sound hq, gd feet and bone , moves well and soundly , worthy Champion.
3rd MOATE SUNDOWNDAL TRIJONKURO.
1st. NEATH DUGGAN & BAKER CH BUFFREY INCOGNITO BY DALLEAF JW. A well known quality boy, sire of many of my placed dogs today including my BOB and res CC dog it is not surprising that he has passed on his many qualities and what a joy for the breed that he has this ability to do so, loved him as a youngster and still hold true to previous critiques on him , quality stamped all over him and wears his CH crown well , credit to his owner. BVIB BVIG4
SPECIAL BEGINNERS BITCH 3 .
1st IOANNOU SPYRODRAGON IDOL SPRINGS. Attractive markings on this b/w , correct for size and gives a fair profile when stood. Flowing neck and shoulder moved well in all directions, showed well here and later to win best spec beginners
2nd. DAVIES MADDIDALLI'S RIVERSONG Lighter marked feminine bitch, has the sweetest expression pleasing from all angles moved soundly not quite the drive as 1st today.
3rd KRYSTUND JASAPPEL.
PUPPY B .10. 3 abs.
1st ROBBINS SALVADORADA HONOLULU HONEY. Lovely quality here, lovely liver markings of correct colour, lovely head shape and expression gd dark eye colour, gd bone and feet , fair length of neck into clean shoulder , maturing in body , has sound HQ , moved very well ,covers the ground well , I really liked this promising youngster, one to watch.
2nd. FELLOWS STEYNDAL PRINCESS OF WALES. Strikingly marked blk bitch with tight white jacket, correct for size and gives pleasing outline , soundly made with balance and she moves really well splitting hairs between lovely girls here, felt that she was a shade heavy in condition , could easily exchange places on another day.
3rd STEVENSONS DALYADOR WHITE SNOWFLAKE AT MACULA
1st.NEATH DUGGAN &COYNE KELEVRA PICKLE MY FENNEL WITH BUFFREY. Lovely markings of correct colour on this liver bitch, well off for substance and bone , good feet, attractive head and expression , gd reachy neck into a clean well placed shoulder , maturing in body and sound HQ, is starting to come into her own and blooming now ,moves well and so sound, shows her socks off , quality exhibit.
2nd. JENKINS & RIDGWAY LUCCOME STRAWBERRY RIPPLE. Lovely feminine bitch of correct liver color, gives a lovely profile when stood , pleasing to go over and has balanced angulation with a particularly sound front, moves very well as her conformation suggests sound in all directions , splitting hairs between two beauties here. 1st a shade more mature.
YEARLING BITCH. 10 .lovely class of quality bitches all in differing stages of maturity.
1st.ALAXANDERS OFFORDALE KALINDA. Strikingly bold blk spots on a tight white jacket, so typical from this kennel, gives a balanced outline with super neck and topline , clean well laid shoulder, well ribbed , tail set on and carried well, sound right through and moves accordingly ,sound and flowing in all directions, needs time to settle into her job as tends to be keen and exuberant when settled she can trouble the very best as so much promise here.
2nd.WILLIAMSOM & HOWARDS DECODAS TOFFEE APPLE. Lighter framed liver spot of correct colour,I loved her shape and outline , super reachy neck and topline, well angulated , is feminine and has quality conformation that she showed and used on the move, sound in all directions, lost out on maturity to 1st but should finish well.
3rd.JENKINGS &E RIDGWAY LUCCOMBE STRAWBERRY RIPPLE.
POST GRADUATE BITCH.10 2abs.
1st.BOLTS FAKENHAM FONTANELLA Bold b/w spotting , upstanding powerful girl,super outline , pleasing head and expression, fair length of neck and shoulder placement, elbows close, gd length of rib and well muscled HQ, moves very well and covers ground , allthough she is a handful and quite the madam with her handler as she just wants to get the job done.
2nd.HAYWOOD & RIDGWAY LUCCOMBE STRAWBERRY FIZZ. Quality B/W of smaller frame than 1st. Attractive markings and the kindest of expressions, correct lay and clean shoulder, gd depth of chest, gives a lovely profile and moves soundly in all directions, could easily swap places here.
3rd.SCOTT ALLEN DALLYDYL CODE BREAKER JW.
1st.PAGE WINFLASH CHANEL PARIS. Super quality blk bitch with clear bold markings on a tight white jacket , feminine outlook and drk eye, soundest of fronts and lovely angle to the pastern, gd tight cat foot, well ribbed and strong loin, well muscled HQ really used on the out and drive, strongly considered for higher honours.
2nd. HOWARD & RIDDLE SHYDALLY WISH UPON A STAR. B/w slightly , feminine head, fair neck into a well laid shoulder, balanced HQ , sound and free easy mover , unlucky to meet 1st in glowing form.
3rd. WAREHAM TAMILANDA VALENTINA LILLY AT DOTS AND DAISY.
OPEN BITCH 6 .2ab.
1st.RICHARDSON CH MAPPLEWELL LIMITED EDITION. Classic stamp Quality blk /w , bold spotting on a tight white jacket, super outline and perfect size for me, correct and balanced head, feminine, super reachy neck and forehand , gd lay of shoulder and upper arm , elbows close, depth to brisket and well sprung rib , HQ muscled and low hock, moved well really driving and covering ground with considerable ease, happy to award this lovely bitch the CC and held her own against my best male to be awarded a well deserved BOB and short listed in a strong Utility group.
2nd WHINCUPS CH TAMILANDA CONTINENTAL GOLD Cw21 .Attractive liver &white of correct colour, lovely size and gives classic outline , kindly expression and drk eye, lovely length of neck and flowing topline soundly made through and shown in lovely order , moves so well in all directions, quality bitch . Res CC
3rd HOWARD & RIDDLE. SHYDALLY STAR ATTRACTION.
VETERAN BITCH.5. 1abs.
1st McMANUS BOSCHENDRAL ASHES OF ROSES B/w bitch, lovely feminine bitch, gd lay of shoulder and sound front , well muscled HQ, pleasing topline well held on the move, so sound in all directions, I really liked this quality bitch, she's not one to make any fuss just gets on with the job in hand free moving and long stride, what a credit and joy she must be to her owners and the breed.
2nd JENKINS & RIDGEWAY LUCCOMBE STRAWBERRY KISSES. Another graceful lady, correct for size and gives balanced outline, well angulated and moves well, shown in super order, tough decision here .
3rd. WAREHAMS TAMILANDA BLUE WATER LILLY AT DOTS AND DAISY SH.CM.
JUDGE HEATHER STICKLEY
Paignton 2023 Judged by Heather Stickley