• Show Date: 18/05/2013
  • Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
  • Judged by: Alanna Johan Blaney Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 07/04/2019

Pinxton & District Canine Society

Pinxton & District Canine Society - 18.05.13

Alaskan Malamutes

Thank you to the show society for inviting me to judge this breed, the first time they have had classes scheduled here I believe. I was delighted by the depth of quality in my exhibits & temperaments were, without exception, superb. I was delighted to later hear both my BOB and BP gained group placings.

J (4, 1)

1. Thompson's Libertia in the Red Again at Shomont. R/W male I judged as a puppy now 15 months. His skull has developed to have good strength & breadth but he retains the cheeky expression he had as a youngster, using well set ears to his advantage. He makes a very balanced picture on the stand with correct angulation front & rear, well muscled shoulders & correct tail set. The abundant reach & drive he possesses on the move almost cost him his class win as directing it in the smaller ring gave his handler a challenge, but he calmed down for the final run round, holding his topline well & covering the ground with ease.

2. Kay’s Kaytoo Antarctic Riki. 14 month male possessing a distinctive, typey expression & sable colouring. Good wedge shape of head, with dark pigment & a kind expression. Correctly set ears & nice length of neck. Not in full coat but correct harsh texture. In hard, muscular condition all over with a well developed front & correct sloping topline. Excellent shape of feet & good bone. A little leggy at this time but everything is in the right place. Pushed 1 hard on the move with an easy steady gait, looking like he could go all day.

3. Briddon & Fisher’s Catua Talk To The Trees. BP.

PG (3, 0)

1. Singh’s Sledog Dream Maker (AI). B/W 18 month old male with lovely dark pigment , nicely shaped eyes & small well furred ears. Of moderate size, possessing a strong topline & well sprung ribcage to give a strong outline. Good bone & abundant coat of correct harsh texture. Correct angulation front & rear with lovely strong, compact hocks, he moved with an efficient gait, clean coming & going. Still has a lot of maturing to do, but loved his overall type and moderation. RBOB.

2. Mort’s Arcticbreeze Fast N Furious. 2 yr, G/W male, of different type to 1 but many of the same qualities, being moderate in size, with good length & texture of coat & a strong, masculine outline. Nice shape of eyes, set of ear & bulky muzzle & good angulation. A very muscular boy, he moved with power & drive, but I just preferred the front action of 1.

3. Mort’s Arcticbreeze Wizz Bang

O (4, 0)

1. Mort’s Arcticbreeze Midnite Echo. An eye catching, 2 yr G/W female, so feminine but possessing the strength required of this working breed. A very pretty headpiece, strong compact muzzle, oblique eyes & small, correctly set ears. In good all round condition, well off for bone & with a fabulous coat. Superb in angulation, good front with strong pasterns. Slightly sloping topline & a wonderful waving plume of a tail. She was hard to ignore simply for her incredible balance. Not overdone in any manner, her fluid, clean motion, even in this small ring, meant I couldn’t deny her BOB.

2. Thompson’s Chayo Northern Quest. 8 yr G/W female of larger size than 1 & full of breed type. Strong skull & bulky muzzle, lovely thick ears & a gentle expression. Tonnes of bone & the most wonderful large, snowshoe feet, a good strong front & depth of chest. Well muscled she certainly didn’t give her age away on the move, with a steady but powerful gait, just a shame she flagged a little in the heat of the indoor venue.

3. Mort’s Arcticbreeze Midnite Hero.

Alanna J Blaney (Fenrirkin)