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Judge's Critique

Judge :     Miss C A Harwood

First I would like to thank my two lovely stewards for keeping things running like clockwork. I would also like to thank the exhibitors for such a fabulous entry. I was very pleased that, overall, the breed had improved since I last judged them, although lack of forechest does still seem to be an issue in some cases, as does steep upper arms and a few were weak in hocks. Having said that these were in the minority and I thoroughly enjoyed having the opportunity to judge so many wonderful exhibits.
Minor Puppy – Dog - Entries: 6 Absentees: 0
1ST Christie’s SOPHTSPOT IN SYNC - extremely well proportioned with lovely head and expression and with super pigment, strong neck which flows into well set shoulders and strong hindquarters which matched in angles to forequarters, good bone and depth to body with close coat which was well marked, he stands on thick, tight feet and is in lovely hard condition, moved effortlessly round the ring. Well deserved Reserve C.C. and Best Puppy in breed.
2ND Wheaton’s BUFFREY THE LAST WORD AT ACINONYX - another lovely youngster who oozes quality and excels in breed type, lovely head piece of good proportions and nicely balanced with the whole dog, very good ribcage and depth of body, standing on thick tight feet and moved with lovely reach and drive.
3RD Gardinor’s DAKATA DURANTA
Puppy – Dog - Entries: 3 Absentees: 0
1ST Christie’s SOPHTSPOT IN SYNC
2ND Wheaton’s BUFFREY THE LAST WORD AT A.
3RD Hobbs & Whiting’s R. SUN SPOT
Junior – Dog - Entries: 2 Absentees: 0
1ST Whincup’s TAMILANDA MIDNIGHT LILLY JW – promising youngster with attractive spotting. Lovely head & expression with a strong neck set into excellent shoulders, good topline which he held on the move, well sprung ribcage of good depth and strong loin, correct tailset and carriage, good bone & knuckled thick feet, was a very strong contender in the challenge but was not giving it his all like he did in this class.
2ND GIBBS’ PHADANTE MR BLUE SKY - quality dog who is well balanced, lovely head and expression, well rounded ribcage and plenty of depth, strong loin, balanced and well angulated fore and aft, thick tightly knuckled feet, moved freely but just not as collected as winner.
Yearling – Dog - Entries: 3 Absentees: 0
1ST Neath-Duggan & baker’s BUFFREY INCOGNITO BY DALLEAF JW - just what I was looking for. Has excellent ring presence and commands you to look at him,, excels in breed type without anything being extreme which gives him great balance throughout, he has a super head and dark expressive eyes, great pigmentation, arched neck set into well laid shoulders, strong body of good depth with firm topline which he held on the move, correct angulation front and rear, in superb muscular condition, quality bone and standing on thick well knuckled feet, lovely spotting, moved soundly and covered the ground effortlessly. Expertly handled and I was delighted to award him his qualifying third CC & later BOB.
2ND Gibb’s PHADANTE MR BLUE SKY
3RD Gamble’s CROGA RI OF TAYLORSTOWN AT MULLABUOY
Post Graduate – Dog - Entries: 5 Absentees: 3
1ST Donnelly’s TAMILANDA BERRY ICE LILLY – lightly spotted masculine dog with clean lines and well made body, good spring of rib and plenty of depth, in hard condition, pleasing head which is well proportioned and with gentle expressive eyes, moved freely holding his firm topline.
2ND Ellerby’s DAEDALUS ALFIE BOE - quality dog who is well balanced, masculine head and soft expression, arched neck, rounded ribcage and ample depth, strong loin, well angulated fore and aft, tight feet, moved effortlessly.
Limit – Dog - Entries: 3 Absentees: 0
1ST Hobbs & Whiting’s BOUTONNEUX BABY BUCO AVEC RAPANOOEY JW – typey dog who is nicely balanced, lovely head and expression and good use of ears, rounded ribcage and of good depth, strong loin, muscled quarters, held himself well going round but would like more forward reach.
2ND Gardinor’s JAMELSLEY PYRACANTHA AT DAKATA JW - well balanced mature male with pleasing head and soft expression, lovely deep body and good spring of rib, strong loin, needs to be more positive on the move.
3RD Tingey’s DALLYADOR ARAMIS (MR & MRS R S TINGEY
Open – Dog - Entries: 7 Absentees: 1
1ST Page’s WINFLASH HUGO BOSS - striking male with a masculine head, soft expression and well pigmented, strong neck set into good shoulders, nicely proportioned with good bone and standing on tight feet, lovely topline and good tailset, in hard condition but would like a bit more covering, moved with reach and drive.
2ND Christie’s CH SOPHTSPOT GOLD DUST JW – another lovely dog who again oozes quality, lovely head piece of good proportions and nicely balanced with the whole dog, very good ribcage and depth of body, good bone and standing on thick cat feet, moved freely.
3RD McCarthy’s FR CH DOMDALLINO JE SUIS KILNDANDY JW
Veteran – Dog - Entries: 2 Absentees: 0
1ST Dodds & Pearson’s KELEVRA HUDSON HAWK SHCM - lovely dog with beautiful head and expression, arched neck into clean shoulders, well ribbed up with good depth and standing on tightly knuckled feet, moved freely and with purpose
2ND Croft’s DOUBTWELL SHOW STOPPER JW - well-proportioned with excellent head properties and pleasing expression, well muscled throughout and with good bone and body, moved well.
Good Citizen Dog Scheme - Dog Or Bitch - Entries: 2 Absentees: 0
1ST Sampson’s DALSTORM ETERNAL PROMISE - very feminine with good head and expression, clean neck set into good shoulders, standing on thick well knuckled feet, good body, and nicely angulated rear. Just needs to firm up.
2ND Wheaton’s DALAMANTI PHANTOM MEDAL AT ACINONYX - nicely proportioned with a masculine head and good pigmentation, good depth of brisket and length of rib and good bone, lovely feet, strong topline just got the better of his handler on the move.
Minor Puppy – Bitch - Entries: 11 Absentees: 1
1ST Lamb’s DALPETRO DIAMOND - promising youngster with a lovely head and eye, well pigmented, strong neck set into good shoulders, nicely proportioned with good bone and standing on tight feet, lovely topline and good tailset, in lovely condition, just needs time to mature, moved with good reach and drive.
2ND Quale’s CHIZZMIC CARRY ON WITH CUBALIBRE - feminine baby with good head and expression, clean neck set into good shoulders, standing on thick well knuckled feet, good body, and nicely angulated rear. Just needs time to mature and firm up.
3RD Neath-Duggan & Baker’s BUFFREY HANKY PANKY BY DALLEAF
Puppy – Bitch - Entries: 8 Absentees: 1
1ST Neath-Duggan & Baker’s BUFFREY HANKY PANKY BY DALLEAF - nicely balanced feminine bitch with lovely head and eye, she has a good length of neck, lovely body and stands on thick firm feet, good reach and drive, only a baby but showing lots of promise.
2ND Sampson’s D ETERNAL PROMISE
3RD Ely’s WINTERMINE HANAKO
Junior – Bitch - Entries: 10 Absentees: 0
1ST Cuthbertson’s ELLEMSTRA LITTLE MIX WITH KALSIDONI - well balanced bitch with a super head and expression, not too big but with plenty of substance in a very feminine package, her strong neck is of good length and balances with her deep body and well sprung ribcage, excellent bone and correct topline, well angulated, and covered plenty of ground on the move.
2ND Whincup’s TAMILANDA PICK-A-LILLY JW - well proportioned youngster who is very feminine, she has a lovely head and dark expressive eyes, with a good reach of neck, lovely body and stands on thick tight feet, correct tail set and is stylish on the move.
3RD Drewitt-Barlow’s VANHELSING TALK TO THE HAND
Yearling – Bitch - Entries: 6 Absentees: 0
1ST Page’s VIVIENNE WESTWOOD BY WINFLASH - lovely feminine head with a dark eye, correct ear shape & carriage well arched neck into good shoulders, good depth of chest & tuck-up, level topline which she held on the move with well set tail & carriage, good turn of stifle, tight feet, moved with drive, would just like her to carry a bit more weight.
2ND Thomas’ BUFFREY MAGIC MOMENTS WITH PHILCARTHOM JW - quality bitch of excellent type, she has a lovely head and expression, super reach of neck and good top line and tail set, lovely body and deep brisket, excellent feet and well developed second thigh, just not as settled on the move as winner
3RD Stevenson’s MACULA MOONLIGHT MYSTIQUE JW
Post Graduate – Bitch - Entries: 10 Absentees: 2
1ST David & Saunders’ DALTICINO INTERLAGOS FROM DALLYDYL JW SHcm - stylish bitch who is nicely put together, she has a lovely head, expressive dark eyes and well set ears, strong neck and deep body with rounded ribcage, correct topline, moved well.
2ND Healey’s DALMARK THE WHITE WITCH AT HEBEMOR - nicely proportioned with a balanced feminine head and good pigmentation, good depth of brisket and length of rib and good bone, lovely feet, strong topline and moved with purpose.
3RD Wall’s WINFLASH CHERRY PIE
Limit – Bitch - Entries: 9 Absentees: 3
1ST Christie’s SOPHTSPOT GLITTERATI JW - excels in breed type and is beautifully balanced with a super head and soft yet wicked expression, good pigmentation. In excellent condition throughout with clean lines, super body of correct depth and good tuck-up, quality bone, strong loin, well angulated front and rear with strong pasterns and standing on well knuckled feet, correct tail set and good carriage, lovely spotting, moved effortlessly and covered plenty of ground while holding her topline, it was a pleasure to award her the C.C. her third.
2ND Neath-Duggan’s BUFFREY HEY DIDDLE DIDDLE – another quality bitch of excellent type and correct proportions, she has a lovely head and expression, super reach of neck and good top line and tail set, lovely body and deep brisket, nicely spotted, excellent feet and well developed second thighs, moved with good forward reach and rear drive.
3RD Emms’ DALLYDYL LOVE IN IDLENESS
Open – Bitch - Entries: 11 Absentees: 4
1ST Dodds & Pearson’s CH/IR CH KELEVRA CLASSIC CLICHE JW SHCM - beautifully balanced bitch with super head and expression and good pigmentation. In excellent condition throughout, super body and good bone, strong loin, stands on well knuckled feet, moved freely covering plenty of ground and holding her shape. Reserve CC.
2ND Emmett & Simons’ CH DALLIVIRO REBA MAC AT ELLEMSTRA JW SHCM - sound and of good type, lovely head and expression, good bone while retaining her femininity, well balanced and in super condition, standing on thick well knuckled feet, moved freely round the ring but not as collected as winner.
3RD Quale’s CH CUBALIBRE FOLLOW ON JW
Veteran – Bitch - Entries: 2 Absentees: 1
1ST Gibbs’ CH PHADANTE DIXIE LILY JW – in superb condition throughout, nicely balanced with clean lines, lovely head and expression and well set ears, strong neck set into good shoulders, well sprung ribcage and good depth of body, well angulated, moved freely.
Carol Harwood