• Date: 14/05/2011
  • Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
  • Judge: NICOLA SINGH Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 07/04/2019

Alaskan Malamute Club of the United Kingdom

Alaskan Malamutes - Dogs

I would like to thank the committee for putting me forward for the membership ballot, I was honoured to have won outright and I chose to judge the dogs. I would like to thank my steward Colin Langhan, who, on his own, ran the ring with efficiency and professionalism. Thank you to the exhibitors, who accepted my decisions with grace. I was pleased in general with my exhibits, but disappointed with the number of incorrect bites shown and with the handful of dogs that growled.

Puppy Dog: 7 entries 1 absent

1st – Mort’s Arcticbreeze Midnight Hero. 11 months old. Beautiful masculine broad head, excellent depth and length of muzzle, small well set ears, correct scissor bite, perfect eye shape and set, stop a little heavy, wouldn’t want the head to get any stronger. Good pigment. Strong arched neck. Well off for bone. Well proportioned body, good depth of chest, with good length of leg, large tight feet. Correct spring of rib. Correctly textured coat. Tail could be looser. Correct moderate angulations front & rear with a broad thigh, strong hocks. Well muscled. Moved with good reach & powerful drive whilst holding his topline. Clean coming & going. Look forward to seeing him mature. BPD, I was delighted to see him go on to Best Puppy In Show.

2nd – Molloy & Edwards’ Koolrunnings Rock With U (Imp Aus). 11 months old. Smaller sized boy. Head is coming on well, correct scissor bite, tight lips, good eye shape & set, dark pigment. Nicely arched strong neck into a perfectly proportioned body, good length of leg into short strong pasterns. Correct sized feet for size. A little less angulated in front than 1, moderate rear angulation with broad thigh. Strong sloping topline. Perfect tail set and carriage. Correctly textured coat. Well muscled, no excess weight. Moved well coming & going but not the drive of 1.

3rd – Thompson’s Shomont Rasin Cain. 10 months old. Another with a beautiful headpiece. Nice strong muzzle, good eye, dark pigment, correct scissor bite, tight lips. A little long in body proportion to leg length. Good depth of chest. Correct short strong pasterns. Correct moderate angulations front & rear with a broad thigh. Beautiful correctly textured coat. Just needs to tighten up with age as a little loose all over, not holding his topline. When settled, moved with drive.

Junior Dog: 10 entries 0 absent

1st – Jebson’s Austmans I’m Akutabuv Too. 14 months old. Excellent headpiece with correct length & depth of muzzle, well set ears, correct scissor bite, excellent eye shape & set. Correct stop, dark pigment, tight lips. Good strong arched neck, perfect body proportions, good depth of chest, with good length of leg, large tight feet. Pasterns could be a little stronger. Correct spring of rib. Excellent sloping topline which was held on the move. Correct moderate angulations front & rear with a broad thigh, strong well let down hocks. Well muscled. Correctly textured coat. Perfect tail set and carriage. Moved with good reach & drive and true coming & going. Really liked this boy but just wanted more overall size. I was delighted to see him go on to Best Junior In Show.

2nd – Loades’ Snowolf Black Ice Charger (ai). 12 months old. Another excellent broad headpiece, with correct length & depth of muzzle, correct scissor bite, dark pigment, correct eye shape & set. Small ear just a little low set. Correct stop, tight lips. Good strong arched neck. A little long in body proportion to leg length. Good depth of chest. Correct moderate angulations front & rear with a broad thigh, strong hocks. Good tail set and carriage. Topline a little level, but was held on the move. Coat could be courser. Well off for bone. Well muscled with no excess weight. Moved with good reach & drive and true coming & going.

3rd – Jebson’s Austmans Above The Law. Litter brother to 1, but not quite as together. Good head with correct scissor bite, small well set ears, correct eye set & shape, dark pigment, tight lips. Good muzzle length & depth. Nice strong arched neck. Correct moderate angulation in front, little less angulated in rear, broad thigh. Good body proportions, correct depth of chest, with good length of leg, large tight feet. Correct spring of rib. Well muscled. Correctly textured coat. Correct tail set and carriage. Moved well when settled.

Yearling Dog: 4 enties 1 absent

1st - Plant & Stanyer’s Catua Dark Side Of The Moon. 19 months old. Excellent strong head, correct length & depth of muzzle. Correct stop, dark pigment, correct scissor bite, tight lips. Correct eye shape & set. Small well set ears. Good strong arched neck into a perfectly proportioned body, good depth of chest, good length of leg into short strong pasterns. Large tight feet. Correct spring of rib. Correct moderate angulations front & rear with a broad thigh, strong hocks. Good tail set & carriage. Well muscled. Correctly textured coat. Moved with good reach & powerful drive with a strong sloping topline. True coming & going. Good bone. A very nicely put together dog that will be one to watch for the future.

2nd – Jebson’s Austmans True Dedication. 18 months old. Nice head with strong muzzle. Good eye set & shape, but a little light. Correct gentle stop. Ears a little low set. Tight lips. Strong well arched neck. Legs a little long for proportions. Correct moderate angulation in front, little less angulated in rear, broad thigh. Beautiful correctly textured coat. Correct tail set and carriage. Good bone. Moved with good reach & drive with a sloping topline and true coming & going.

3rd – Briggs’ Snobruk Cool Runner. 23 months old. Excellent broad headpiece with correct length & depth of muzzle, well set small ears, correct scissor bite, excellent eye shape & set, tight lips. Neck strong, but a little short. Correct moderate angulation in front, little less angulated in rear, broad thigh. Well proportioned body, good depth of chest, correct length of leg into short strong pasterns. Large tight feet. Tail a little tight. Didn’t get the best out of him on the move.

Post Graduate Dog: 16 entries 5 absent

1st – Dolan’s Tuvaurat Valentino. Head is coming on, needs to broaden. Correct scissor bite, dark pigment, muzzle in proportion to head size. Nice eye set & shape. Ears well set, just a little large. Tight lips. Strong arched neck into well proportioned body with good length of leg and correct short strong pasterns. Out of coat, but correct texture. Correct bone and feet for size. Moderate angulations front & rear. Broad thigh, hocks could be stronger. Moved well in side gait when settled, just needs to mature and tighten up in front.

2nd – Barstow’s Icycool North Peak At Ayakulik. Strong head with excellent length & depth of muzzle. Stop a little heavy. Correct scissor bite. Good eye shape & set. Dark pigment. Ears well set, just a little large. Strong well arched neck. Legs a little long for proportions. Correct moderate angulations front & rear with a broad thigh, strong hocks and short strong pasterns. Tail could be looser. Very well muscled. Moved well with a sloping topline.

3rd – Hodgson’s Achak Come Fly With Me For Ataneq. Nice head with excellent length & depth of muzzle. Stop a little shallow. Correct scissor bite. Good eye shape & set. Dark pigment. Ears well set, just a little large. Nicely arched neck into correct body proportions, good depth of chest. Sufficient bone. Correct moderate angulations in front, a little less angulated in rear with a broad thigh, OK hocks and short strong pasterns. Tail could be a little looser. Carrying a little weight which showed in movement.

Limit Dog: 14 enties 3 absent

1st – Brook’s Snobruk Howling Wolf. Beautiful masculine broad head, excellent depth and length of muzzle, small well set ears, correct scissor bite, perfect eye shape and set, nice gentle stop. Good pigment, dark eye. Strong arched neck. Well off for bone. Well proportioned body, correct depth of chest, with good length of leg, large tight feet. Excellent tail set & carriage. Correct spring of rib. Very well muscled. Correctly textured coat. Correct moderate angulations front & rear with a broad thigh, strong hocks, short strong pasterns. Moved with good reach & powerful drive whilst holding his topline. Clean coming & going. A very well put together dog that I liked very much in his class. I was frustrated that he did not perform as well as he did in his class when in the dog challenge.

2nd – Elliot & Campbell’s Hyteton Inbo Harvest Garner At Packice ShCM. Another nice broad head with excellent depth and length of muzzle, ears a little large and high set, correct scissor bite, good eye shape and set, stop a little heavy. Good pigment, dark eye. Strong arched neck. Well off for bone. Well proportioned body, correct depth of chest, with good length of leg, large tight feet. Tail could be looser. Out of coat but correctly textured. Correct spring of rib. Correct moderate angulation in front, a little less angulated in rear, broad thigh. Strong hocks and short strong pasterns. Moved with good reach & drive whilst holding his topline. Clean coming & going.

3rd – Mort’s Arcticbreeze Blizzard Of Oz. Finer head, muzzle correct proportions to head size. Gentle stop, good eye set & shape but a little light. Excellent ear size and set. correct scissor bite, dark pigment. Strong arched neck. Sufficient for bone. A little close coupled in proportion, good depth of chest, with good length of leg, pasterns could be stronger. Correct moderate angulation in rear, a little less angulated in front, broad thigh. Coat could be courser. Tight tail. Moved a little loose coming. Moved well in side gait holding his topline.

Open Dog: 9 entries 3 absent

1st – Molloy’s Ir Ch Snowshoes Shadow At Winterblizard ShCM. Good head, muzzle OK for length but lacked underjaw. Nice gentle stop, correct scissor bite, good pigment, tight lips. Excellent eye shape & set. Small well set ears. Well arched strong neck. Well proportioned body, good depth of chest, with good length of leg, large tight feet. Good bone. Beautiful correctly textured coat. Excellent tail set & carriage. Excellent angulation in rear with a broad thigh and strong hocks. A little less angulated in front, into strong short pasterns. Moved with OK reach & drive, but perfectly balanced, whilst holding his topline. True coming & going. BD, I was delighted to see him go on to Best In Show.

2nd – Loades’ Snowolf Canuck Bullit ShCM. Excellent broad head, good length & depth of muzzle, correct scissor bite, tight lips. Correct eye shape & set. Ears a little large and low set. Nicely arched strong neck. A little long in body proportion to leg length. Good depth of chest. Correct moderate angulation in rear, broad thigh, hocks could be stronger, a little less angulated in front, correct short strong pasterns. Well muscled with no excess weight. Moved with OK reach & powerful drive. True coming & going. Topline could be stronger. Beautiful correctly textured coat. Excellent tail set & carriage.

3rd – Ballington Graham’s Catua A Kind Of Majyk JW. Excellent strong head correct length & depth of muzzle. Correct stop, dark pigment, correct scissor bite, tight lips. Correct eye shape & set. Small well set ears. Strong well arched neck. A little close coupled in proportion, good depth of chest, with good length of leg, strong short pasterns, well sized feet. Less well angulated both front & rear. Good sloping topline. Moved a little wide coming. Tail could be looser. Side gait was very balanced.

Veteran Dog 7-9 years: 9 entries 5 absent

In a slow maturing breed it was lovely to see such fit and good moving veterans.

1st – Loades’ Snowolf Long Island T. Smaller type. Good head with correctly proportioned muzzle. Correct scissor bite, nice gentle stop, tight lips. Small well set ears. Dark pigment, dark eye with correct shape & set. Well arched strong neck. Excellent proportioned body, good depth of chest and spring of rib, correct bone for size. Correct moderate angulations front & rear with a broad thigh, short strong pasterns. Moved true coming & going in his class, just moved a little wide coming in the dog challenge. Excellent side gait, full reach & powerful drive, with a perfect sloping topline. Well muscled with no excess weight. Correct tail set and carriage. Correctly textured coat. RBD, BVD Delighted to see him go on to Best Veteran in show.

2nd- Botterill’s Cinneli Delta Tag. Lovely masculine broad head, excellent depth and length of muzzle. Correct scissor bite, nice stop, tight lips. Ears a little large, but well set. Dark pigment, dark eye with correct shape & set. Excellent bone. Well arched strong neck. Well proportioned body, good depth of chest and spring of rib. Correct moderate angulations front & rear with a broad thigh. Correct tail set and carriage. Correctly textured coat. Well muscled. Moved with good reach & powerful drive whilst holding his topline. Clean coming & going. Just not as together as 1.

3rd – Scott & Wheatley’s Kaytoo Winter Storm. Nice head with correctly proportioned muzzle. Correct scissor bite, nice gentle stop, tight lips. Small well set ears. Eye a little light but with correct shape & set. Well proportioned body, good depth of chest, with good length of leg, large tight feet. Correct moderate angulations front & rear with a broad thigh. Carrying a little weight which showed in his movement. Topline a little soft.

Veteran Dog 10 years +: 3 entries 1 absent

I was delighted to judge these golden oldies.

1st – Smith’s Arctictreks Lunar Rising. Very nice head with correct scissor bite, lovely expression. Well proportioned body. Correct tail set & carriage. Good angulated front & rear. Moved very well.

2nd – Cockram’s Dankatchas Soldiers Ghost. Nice head with correct scissor bite. Larger ear. Well proportioned body, not as well angulated in front as 1. Correct sloping topline. Correct tail set & carriage. Moved well.

Brood Bitch: 3 entries 1 absent

1st – Mort’s Koldsnap Stormy Blue At Arcticbreeze. Very consistent progeny.

2nd – Jebson’s Icewolf A Touch Of Class For Austmans.

Brace: 3 entries 1 absent

1st – Smith’s brace. It was a pleasure to watch these two working in absolute harmony. Matched not only in looks, but also in stride.

2nd – Mort’s brace

3rd – Jebson’s brace

Special Open Red Dog/Bitch: 5 entries 0 absent

1st – Jebson’s Icewolf A Touch Of Class For Austmans. Nice feminine head, correct muzzle proportion. Nice eye shape & set. Small ear & correct set. Nicely arched neck. Well proportioned body, correct depth of chest, with good length of leg, large tight feet. Excellent tail set & carriage. Well muscled. Correctly textured coat. Correct moderate angulations in rear with a broad thigh, a little less angulated in front, with short strong pasterns. Moved with OK reach & good drive. Clean coming & going.

2nd – Atherton’s Casiat Dietro Casa.

3rd – Atherton’s Shepherdsway Red Sooloo Of Casiat.

Special Working Certified Dog/Bitch: 25 entries 9 absent

I was honoured to judge this inaugural class. Stuart & I first published an article introducing the AMCA working dog program to the UK members in Autumn 2003, and to now see the amount of dogs that hold the various titles makes me very proud. It is extremely important that we maintain the working abilities in this breed.

1st – Butler’s Kaytoo Where Legend’s Are Born. A working bitch through & through. Her movement shows that she is well constructed and capable of a full day’s work. A pleasure to watch her powering around the large ring

2nd – Cornah’s Hawkam Last Chance. A more compact bitch but moved with such purpose. Another that you can see not tiring.

3rd – Botterill’s Cinneli Delta Tag. This dog moved better here than in his breed class. His purposeful movement showed his working abilities fully.

Miss Nicola J Singh (Sledog)