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Judge :     Ms P L Dickson

Firstly many thanks to my 2 able Stewards, who kept things running smoothly. Thank you to all for the entries & allowing me to judge your dogs. A good entry on paper (101 Dalmatians!!) Sadly there were a number of absentees. It has been some time since I last went to a dog show, therefore the majority of dogs were new to me. There were a number of high tails, which completely spoils the outline, and I was surprised how many short tails there were. Some exhibits were suffering from coat problems which affected my placings. However I had some lovely quality Dalmatians to go over, and I was delighted with my winners. I really did enjoy my day & the weather managed to stay dry for the breed judging.
MPD (1, 1ab)
PD (3,1)
1st Hopkin’s Rapanooey Red Rose well marked B/S boy. Attractive head with lovely dark eye, nicely arched neck, good deep chest & good turn of stifle. Good round bone, moved ok, at 11 ½ months old has still a long way to go. Promising. 2nd Millingtons Gloriandus Sagaro of Capearlia 11 1/2mths liver spotted dog, good masculine head, would prefer a darker eye. Attractive decoration, he has good bone structure and a nice outline. Bit erratic on the move today.
JD (9,1)
1st Cobb’s Kalokairie’s Carbon Copy Strong black dog of 17 mths attractive masculine head with lovely dark eyes and super expression. Attractive markings, good reach of neck going into well laid shoulders. Well off for bone, a balanced dog who moved well. 2nd Rapanooey Red Rose repeat. 3rd Carrol’s Sophtspot Hip Hip Hooray
GD (5, 0)
1st Whincup’s Tamilanda Midnight Lilly JW well balanced b/s dog, lovely head & expression, super arched neck, good shoulder placement, level topline, deep brisket and strong over the loin. Excellent bone and well- muscled. Super fit boy who should do well. 2nd Kalokairie’s Carbon Copy. 3rd Gloriandus Sagaro of Capearlia.
PGD (7, 2)
1st Croft & Cobb-Mcgill’s Kalokairie’s Bullet Proof an eye catching l/s dog, lovely make & shape. Good head with lovely amber eyes. Well off for bone & has good tight feet. Good front assembly & level top line, correct tailset. Looked great on the move, I am sure this dog has a very bright future. 2nd Neilson’s Bariscot Aristarchus Moonet JW Sh.CM very sound b/s with good movement. Nice head with good dark eye, well arched neck, good shoulder placement and deep brisket. 3rd Green’s Simply Red at Judally.
LD (11,2)
1st Tingey’s Dallyador Aramis Well-proportioned balanced dog, attractive liver spotting of the correct colour. Lovely head enhanced by his lovely spotted well set on ears. Level top line, and correct tail carriage, good bone and well muscled. Moved with drive. 2nd Stock’s Nospar’s Shaded Lanson JWl/s boy, good head, lovely spotty face and kind expression, good deep brisket & excellent spring of rib. Well off for bone, and nice tight feet. Level top line which he kept on the move. 3rd Newton’s Chizzmic Chase Me
OD (9,4)
1st & DCC Dunnachie’s Ch Dvojica Vendetta I judged this b/s dog when he was a youngster, I was really impressed with him then, he won his class but was beaten by more mature dogs in the challenge. In my humble opinion I think quality males do not reach their full potential until they are between 4 & 6 years of age. This one really proved my point, he has turned out to be a really excellent specimen of the breed. He has all the attributes I look for in a Dalmatian, lovely head, well arched neck, good deep chest & well ribbed back. He has excellent bone &well muscled but not overdone. He is made correctly both fore & aft & really drove out on the move, holding his excellent top line. Handled & shown to perfection. 2nd & RCC Neath-Duggan & Baker’s Ch Buffery Incognito By Dalleaf JW eye catching, handsome young dog. Jet black markings on a pure white coat, lovely head with super dark eyes. Good front & rear assembly, well let down hocks & moved with drive. A worthy champion, not yet 2 ½ yrs, I still think he has to reach his full potential. 3rd Page’s Winflash Hugo Boss.
VD (3,1)
1st Hartley & Griffith’s Ch Creagonbrec The Favourite At Miragua JW an old favourite of mine, I have in the past awarded him both a CC & RCC. He has the most beautiful head with a delightful spotty face and lovely dark eye. He has good bone & correct tight feet. Lovely make and shape & so very sound. He is now 10yrs old & beginning to show his age, but he showed & moved so well, couldn’t deny him 1st place. 2nd Barrett & Fort’s Ch Shulune Ice Phantom of Dalamanti Sh.CM Quality strong b/s dog of 7yrs, masculine head with good expression. Excellent bone, lovely deep brisket and well muscled hind quarters. Very happy showman who moved with purpose.
MPB (2,1)
1st Littler’s Dalmark The Kir Royale Stood alone but a worthy winner. Very pretty 8 ½ mth.girl with a delightful spotty face, attractive spotting. Good reach of neck & good shoulder placement. Level topline which she kept on the move. Showed and moved so well for one so young.
PB(5,1)
1st & BP Thornthwaite & Patrick’s Cohavrick Symphony 9mth b/s girl, lovely make & shape, pretty feminine head with well set on ears. Good front assembly and good round bone. Lovely even markings on a clear white coat. Nicely balanced young lady who moved & showed well.2nd Dalmark The Kir Royale 3rd Mccarthy’s Tolkain Gold Star For Kilndandy.
JB (12, 5)
Lovely class 1st Gardner’s Dvojica Chilli Chutney For Wrendragge JW outstanding l/s girl of the highest quality, lovely head and expression, correctly made in all departments. Good liver spotting, well off for bone. She is so sound and pleasing to the eye, only 13 ½ mths old, she moved and showed so well. A future champion in the making. Considered for rcc2nd Neath Duggan & Baker’s Buffrey Hanky Panky By Dalleaf 13mths old quality b/s girl, has a lovely head, good flat skull and the darkest of eyes. Jet black spotting on a tight white coat. Good shoulder placement, level top line. Showed and moved to perfection. Another one with a bright future. 3rd Lamb’s Dalpreto Diamond.
GB (13,5)
1st Cuthbertson’s Ellamstra Little Mix With Kalsidoni very sound b/s bitch excellent make & shape. Good deep chest and well ribbed back, good spring of ribs, correct front and rear assembly. Really drives out on the move. Shown and handled to perfection. 2nd Whincup’s Tamilanda Pick-A-Lilly JW Another quality b/s bitch, she has a lovely head and delightful expression. Well off for bone, good level top line and correct tail set & carriage. Nicely constructed girl who moved positively. 3rd Harrison-Stratford’s Dalminshi Dark Dakota at Dalkereve JW.
PGB (14,2)
1st Croft’s Kalokairie’s Barberella From Koroyza This young lady  really caught my eye, nicely decorated with a lovely rich colour of liver, she has good bone & feet. Well placed shoulders level top line & a good turn of stifle. Such a happy girl who appears to enjoy showing herself off. Nicely balanced & moved out well. 2nd Stevenson’s Macula Moonlight Mystique JW b/s girl who is sound as a bell. Good reach of neck going into correct shoulder placement. Good spring of rib, level top line &well muscled hind quarters. Attractive dense black markings. She moved out so well. She is made correctly & therefore moved correctly. Close decision between 1 & 2. 3rd Hartley & Griffiths Creaganbrec Glory Be at Miragua.
LB (8,3)
1st BCC& BOB Wilkinson’s Gwynmor High Five To Hunacres JW (imp) Well! What can I say? This beautiful b/w girl is about the nearest to the standard as you can get. She has a very feminine head, super dark eyes, lovely expression enhanced by her well placed ears. Good spotting on a tight white coat. She is of the correct size and is so well made, lovely arched neck, good front assembly, level top line & correct tail set & carriage. Excellent hind quarters, came into her own on the move with good forward reach & drive from her well defined hocks. Just loved her & hope she gains her crown soon. 2nd Tingey’s Dallyador The Enchantress JW Classy l/w bitch, nice head with gentle expression. Pleasing outline, good top line & correct tail set, good turn of stifle. Moved well, a little long in the loin, but still a very nice specimen. 3rd Dore’s Daldior Miss Hula Hula Girl.
OB(7,4) only 3 ladies present but all of a high quality.
1st RCC Emmett’s Ch Dalliviro Reba Mac AtEllemstra JW Sh.CM First time I have come across this lovely b/s bitch, I found her quite stunning & demanded my attention. Another one with dense black markings. Super head & lovely expression. Very sound in all departments, excellent bone & good cat feet. A lovely girl & a well deserved champion. 2nd Garderner’s Ch Dvojica Black Again At Wrendragge JW Sh.CM Attractive b/s bitch. Classic feminine head, lovely expression. Nicely arched neck, well placed shoulders & good level top line. Good round bone & tight feet. Moved out well, another worthy champion. 3rd Page’s Winflash Prada Candy Kiss.
VB (3.0)
1st & BV Dore’s Ch Daldior Ace Of Diamonds JW Elegant b/s lady who certainly did not look 9 yrs old. Attractive head, good front assembly, level top line and good width of thigh. Moved out well with good forward reach. Delighted she made the final cut in the v group. Quayle’s Ch Cubalibre Spot On JW Quality bitch coming up to her 8th birthday. She has very good bone, level top line and correct tail set and carriage. Nicely balanced girl who showed and moved positively. Close up to 1. 3rd Barrett’s Maricdale The Gold Digger Sh CM.

Pat Dickson (Judge)