• Date: 05/07/2013
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: NICOLA SINGH Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 07/04/2019

East Of England Agricultural Society

Breed: Alaskan Malamute

Alaskan Malamutes

I would like to thank the committee for this, my first CC appointment. I would like to thank my stewards, Mrs Hindle & Mrs Waddington, who ran the ring with such proficiency. Thank you to the exhibitors, for such a good entry on a weekday & for accepting my decisions with grace, which made for such a nice ringside atmosphere. I was pleased in general with my exhibits, my concerns were, as they have been before, the number of incorrect bites and incorrect tails and temperaments need to be watched in such a powerful large breed, socialisation is key. An observation that I was disappointed to see, was the number of overweight dogs, this is an athletic working breed, that should carry no excess weight and be well muscled.

Puppy Dog: 8 entries 1 absent

1st – Atherton’s Casiat Ombre Del Buio. 11 months old. A strong broad headpiece with correct bulky muzzle. Good bite. Lovely eye shape & set. Good pigment. Correct ear placement. Strong arched neck. Well off for bone. Perfectly proportioned body, good depth of chest, with good length of leg, large tight feet. Correct moderate angulations front & rear with a broad thigh, strong hocks & nice short strong pasterns. Good tailset & carriage, although he did hold it tighter when moving. Beautiful correctly textured coat. Excelled on the move, where his perfect foot placement, powerful reach & drive, whilst holding his topline, was a joy to watch. One to watch for the future. BP

2nd – John’s Cristakell Fidelius. 11 month sold. Another with a nice head, very nice eye shape & set, although a little light. Good muzzle, lovely stop. Ears a little large, but correct set. Nicely proportioned body. Good bone & correct sized feet. Beautiful coat. Would have preferred a little more stifle angulation to match the front. Moved out well & had a very balanced side gait with a lovely topline.

3rd – Aichinson & Hurst’s Kaskae Hooked On A Feeling.

Junior Dog: 7 entries 2 absent

1st – Baker’s Icewolf Shaken Not Stirred. 15 months. Very good head, with nicely proportioned muzzle. Bite a little tight. Beautiful eye shape & set. Soft expression. Neat small well set ears. Good dark pigment. Balanced angulations front & rear. Excellent proportioned body, with good spring of rib. Strong short pasterns & hocks. Stood & moved a little narrow in front, but had a really nice side gait.

2nd – Lovegrove’s Weyekin’s Light My Fire Within Arctictribe. 12 months. Nice head with good muzzle & stop. Correct bite. Ears too large, however good set. Excellent pigment. Nicely proportioned body, good depth of chest, with good length of leg, and correct moderate angulations. Very nice strong topline. Well muscled. Pasterns could be stronger. Unfortunately his attention to his handler did put his front out when moving. Tail carriage far too tight.

3rd – Syson’s Icewolf Eyes On The Prize JW.

Post Graduate Dog: 9 entries 0 absent

1st – Jebson’s Austmans Lead The Way. Head is coming on well, just needs to broaden with age which will give a better ear set. Correct bite & muzzle. Would prefer a darker eye. Lovely strong arched neck into a perfect topline. Perfectly proportioned body, good depth of chest, with nice length of leg, large well arched feet. Broad thigh, strong hocks & short strong pasterns. Well muscled. Correct moderate angulations front & rear. Correct spring of rib. Good tail set & carriage. Moved well coming & going and had an outstanding side gait.

2nd – Elliot & Campbell’s Mountain Homes Lead Dog At Packice (imp usa). Beautiful head, with very neat small well set ears. Lovely bulky muzzle, correct bite, nice eye shape & set, a little hard in expression. Nice dark pigment. Very strong neck into a nice sloping topline. Body proportion a little close coupled. Very well muscled. Harsh coat. Well off for bone. Fair tail set. Large well arched feet. Moved well coming & going & had a very balanced powerful side gait.

3rd – Raby’s Snowolf Black Ice Striker At Icemoon (ai).

Limit Dog: 10 enties 3 absent

1st – Mort’s Arcticbreeze Midnite Hero. Beautiful strong head & strong muzzle, just on the cusp. Stop a little heavy. Correct bite. Well off for bone. Very neat well set ears, perfect eye shape & set. Such a lovely neck, into a very solid topline. Well proportioned body, making a lovely shape. Excellent depth of chest & spring of rib. Correct moderate angulations front & rear with a broad thigh, strong hocks & nice short strong pasterns and good feet. Tail carriage too tight. Well muscled. Beautiful correctly textured coat. Movement both coming & going and in side gait was powerful & faultless. CC

2nd – Lond-Caulk’s Icewolf Devil May Cry. Lovely head, with nice size muzzle. Bite a little tight. Good eye shape & set, correct ear shape & well set. Well proportioned body, with nice spring of rib, good depth of chest & good length of leg, feet could be larger. Very nice sloping topline, which was held on the move. Balanced fair angulations front & rear, which gave a very balanced side gait.

3rd – John’s Shomont Rasin Suspicions Among Cristakell JW ShCM.

Open Dog: 9 entries 1 absent

1st – Henworth’s Wolfraven’s Galactic Halo. Outstanding head, with perfectly proportioned muzzle. Excellent eye shape & set, nice small ears, well set. Beautiful strong neck. Correctly proportioned body, with excellent forechest & depth of chest and good spring of rib. Nice length of leg. Correct moderate angulations front & rear with a broad thigh, strong hocks & nice short strong pasterns & large well arched feet. Good tailset & carriage. Well muscled. Beautiful correctly textured coat. Moved well coming & going & had such a powerful balanced side gait, however, was outmoved in the dog challenge. RCC

2nd – Robb’s Int Ch Under Icewolf’s Star Inditarod JW ShCM EJW10 (imp cze). Nicely proportioned head, with a good eye shape & set, Lovely small ears & well set. Very well proportioned body, with good depth of chest. Good bone for size. Feet could be larger. Beautiful correctly textured coat. Excellent tail set & carriage. Would prefer more angulations both front & rear, but perfectly balanced. Strong hocks & nice short strong pasterns. Moved well coming & going and moved with balance in side gait.

3rd – Robertson’s Can Ch Winterchill’s Task Force [ATCAP01061CAN].

Puppy Bitch: 8 entries 2 absent

1st – Cameron, Pennings & McGrae’s Chayo Taylor Made. 9 months. Head is coming on, just a little narrow in muzzle at the moment and ears are a little large, but that will improve once head broadens with age. Very nice neck & well proportioned body. Good angulations front & rear with a nice thigh, strong hocks & nice short strong pasterns. Good pigment. Well muscled. Moving a little close coming & going. Excellent balanced side gait, moved at just the right pace to bring out the best movement. Tail carriage far too tight.

2nd – Hughes’ Casiat Incantro. 11 months. Again, head coming on, just needs to mature, correct proportioned muzzle. Correct bite. Lovely eye shape & set. Good pigment. Correct ear placement. Very strong neck. Beautiful, well textured coat. Well off for bone. Perfectly proportioned body, good depth of chest, with good length of leg, Would prefer more stifle angulation. Carrying far too much weight, which spoilt her movement & topline.

3rd – Aichinson & Hurst’s Kaskae My Cup Of Tea.

Junior Bitch: 6 entries 0 absent

1st – Lockhart & Semple’s Cahppes As If My Magis (imp swe). 14 months. Very pretty head, with a lovely underjaw. Really nice eye shape & set, gave a beautiful soft expression. Correct bite. Ears well set. Perfectly proportioned body, chest coming on, good length of leg. Broad thigh, strong hocks & short strong pasterns, nice size well arched feet. Gentle topline, which was held on the move. Excellent tail set & carriage. Well muscled. Movement was powerful & faultless, a youngster that I will watch mature with interest.

2nd – Brook’s Snobruk Speechless. 16 months. Larger bitch. Strong head, with nice muzzle proportion. Correct eye shape & set, nice ear set. Well muscled. Nicely proportioned body, with nice depth of chest & good length of leg. Balanced angulations front & rear, OK hocks & nice short strong pasterns. Good sized feet. Out of coat but correctly textured. Wasn’t as together on the move as 1 and tended to crab on the coming & going. Side gait was better with a powerful balanced movement.

3rd – Wilkinson & Jelfs’ Justami Meoquanee Per Lapema.

Post Graduate Bitch: 10 entries 5 absent

1st – Dunk’s Lapema Angelo Di Armonia For Everheart. Pretty head, with nice size muzzle. Eye shape & set correct, eyes a little light. Strong neck into nice gentle topline. Very well proportioned body, with good depth of chest. Correct moderate angulations front & rear with a broad thigh, strong hocks & nice short strong pasterns & good feet. Tail could be a bit looser. Moved out vey well & her side gait was balanced with good reach & drive.

2nd – Atherton’s Casiat Dietro Casa. Strong head, with lovely depth of muzzle. Correct eye shape & set, nice sized ear & good set. Beautiful arched neck into a strong topline. Well proportioned body, making a lovely shape, with excellent forechest, depth of chest & spring of rib. Would prefer a little more stifle angulation. Strong hocks & nice short strong pasterns and large well arched feet. Lovely tail carriage. Moved well coming & going and had a well balanced side gait.

3rd – Botterill’s Cinneli Fast N Furious Evo.

Limit Bitch: 13 enties 4 absent

1st – Horsman & Horsman-Phoenix’s Shiva Storm At Nordicwinds. Very feminine head, with OK muzzle, beautiful eye shape & set. Nice ear shape & correct set. Perfectly proportioned body, with good forechest & excellent depth of chest. Correct bite. Well off for bone. Well muscled. Strong neck, topline could be a little more sloped, but held on the move. Correct angulations front & rear with a broad thigh, strong hocks & nice short strong pasterns. Perfect tail set & carriage. Correct textured coat. Movement was powerful & very balanced.

2nd – Wolfe’s Follow My Dreams Polarni Usvit Via Dreamwolves. Very pretty strong head, with excellent muzzle proportion. Nice eye shape & set, correct ear shape, just a little low set. Strong well arched neck, Nice depth of chest & spring of rib. Good pigment. Topline a little level. Balanced angulations front & rear. Strong hocks & nice short strong pasterns & OK feet. Excellent tail set & carriage. Well muscled. Just preferred the leg length of 1. Moved out well & was very balanced in side profile.

3rd – Wilkinson & Jelfs’ Lapema Angelo Di Ciel

Open Bitch: 16 entries 4 absent

This really was the quality class of the day, I was delighted to see such good examples of the breed, moving well, it was unfortunate that some lovely bitches went without placement.

1st – Mort’s Ch Arcticbreeze Midnite Echo. A beautiful head, with a correctly proportioned muzzle. Correct bite. Beautiful expression, correct eye shape & set. Neat small correctly set ears. Good pigment & bone. Excellent strong neck into a gentle topline. Perfectly proportioned body, good depth of chest, nice forechest, good length of leg. Correct moderate angulations front & rear with a broad thigh, strong hocks & nice short strong pasterns & nice well arched feet. Beautiful correctly textured coat. Good tail set & carriage. Well muscled. This bitch was breathtaking when moving, absolutely no excess, no roll, no waste, the epitome of easy, tireless, rhythmic, powerful movement. Her performance was faultless in the group. CC & BOB

2nd – Loades’ Snowolf Manhatten Marvel. Strong, but feminine head, with correct muzzle depth. OK eye shape & correct set. Nice ear shape & set. Well arched strong neck into a correct well held topline. Excellent proportioned body, good depth of chest, nice forechest, good length of leg. Correct moderate angulations front & rear with a broad thigh, strong hocks & nice short strong pasterns & good well arched feet. Out of coat, but correctly textured. No excess weight, well muscled. Excellent tail set & carriage. Another one that moved with a tireless, easy, faultless movement. Just preferred the maturity of 1, I look forward to seeing this bitch fully bodied in the future. RCC

3rd – Roper’s Ch Tokosha Issumatar ShCM.

Miss Nicola J Singh (Sledog)