• Date: 04/10/2015
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Alison Scutcher Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 05/11/2018

North West Labrador Retriever Club

Breed: Retriever (Labrador)

I thoroughly enjoyed my day. Thank you to NWLRC for inviting me and also to the exhibitors for giving me the opportunity to judge so many lovely dogs. I would have happily given a CC to any one of the four shortlisted on the day, Mattand Exodus JW, Ramsayville Rock Solid JW, Southridge Sky Rocket to Hannabee and Sh Ch Fullwell Fly High to Halshimoor. My co-judge Robin and I were in complete agreement and finished what was a super day. I found many of the yellows on the day were losing coats which gave the blacks the edge.

Special Working Dog

1st Longs Balcrist Rogue State at Baldevs

A honest dog with pleasing head and expression, good length of muzzle, good reach of neck, good overall construction, strong topline, good spring of rib, well developed quarters. He showed good balance and moved true. In good coat and fit condition.

Veteran Dog – two super dogs here.

1st Crooks Balrion Weathertop John Barleycorn

Super quality dog, thought he had the most beautiful head with such a classic labrador expression, super neck with excellent front construction, excellent spring of rib, firm through topline, well muscled quarters, in excellent coat and good overall condition. Presented such a balanced outline and moved very well beating another lovely dog. BV Dog

2nd Rawlinson’s Sh Ch Fullwell Fair Trade with Halshimoor

Super quality black dog, loved his flowing lines and clean classic outline, super head and expression, clean through neck into well placed shoulders, good length of upper arm, well made throughout, in good overall condition. Moved very well.

Minor Puppy Dog

1st Ellis’s Dolwen Guest of Honour

Black baby just right for his age, pleasing head shape with scope for development, with kind gentle expression, super reach of neck, good topline, good bone and feet, well constructed throughout moved out well for one so young with a happy and confident disposition. I also liked his length of leg to body ratio and clean outline.

2nd Shirton’s Woolman Proper Craftsman

Different type to winner, slightly more compact and needs time to come together, pleasing head and expression, lovely reach of neck, good ribs, good topline and tailset, good quarters. Not quite as together as winner on the move but very much a baby and this will improve as he develops.

3rd Park’s Kinchyle Bonfire Brilliant

Puppy Dog

1st Percivals Wynfaul The Wizard

Delighted to have the opportunity to go over this young man as I have admired him from the ringside many times. He has a lovely head, still has room for development, good depth and length to muzzle with enough stop for his age, kind and gentle expression, super reach of neck, good depth of chest, well angulated front, strong firm topline, well developed quarters, good bone and feet, another to be admired for his leg length to body ratio, clean in outline and moves well too. A cracking puppy and delighted to award him Best Puppy dog and with agreement of co-judge he was BPIS.

2nd Carpanini & Dempsey’s Follies Finntastic Carpenny

Another lovely young dog, lovely head with kind gentle expression, well made throughout, good spring of rib, strong topline, in good coat and condition. Moved really well but was flying his tail a little on the move which spoilt his outline on the day.

3rd Schopen’s Barnagrow Busted

Special Junior

1st Lewis’ Crammondkirk Happy Minion

I just loved the classic outline on this lovely dog, beautiful head, with kind and gentle expression, super neck, good spring of rib, strong through topline with correct tailset, well developed quarters, in super coat and condition. Moved out well in profile but just needs to tighten in front.

2nd Wylie’s Loughcrae Argento

Not quite as clean in outline as the winner but none the less presented a balanced outline, pleasing head and expression, strong neck into well placed shoulders, strong topline, good spring of ribs, well developed quarters with good muscletone. Moved well.

3rd Druggan’s Balladoole Mr President

Junior Dog

1st Lamberts Mattand Exodus JW

Shortlisted to my final four and he is a super young dog in so many ways, I wouldn’t want his head to develop much more but it is a lovely head, good length and depth to muzzle, kind eye with soft intelligent expression, super reach of neck, well made throughout, strong firm topline, excellent muscletone over his rear quarters. He is strongly built but retains a clean outline, and with good length of leg to body ratio presents a picture of balance. One of the best moving Labradors in the ring today and I am sure his time will come soon.

2nd Williamson’s Sharouns Pazzesco JW

Another lovely youngster, loved his head and expression which was broad, clean cut with good length to muzzle, clean through neck and shoulders, good spring of rib, strong topline, good bone, well developed quarters. In good coat and condition, moved out well.

3rd Crellin’s Aalincarrey Summer Majic

Yearling Dog

1st Fosciak’s Dolbia Casanova

Beautiful head on this yellow, broad, clean cut with good length to muzzle and a kind and gentle expression, super reach of neck into well placed shoulders, well made throughout, good spring of rib, excellent topline, well developed quarters with excellent muscletone. Liked his length of leg to body ratio which gives him such balance both standing and on the move. A lovely dog but just a shade lacking in coat today which kept him from higher consideration.

2nd Harvey-Major’s Linjor Cassablanca JW ShCM

I was really taken with this yellow and although different in type to the winner pushed him hard. His head is stunning, broad yet not course and such a lovely expression in his eyes that gives a true Labrador expression. He is a strongly built dog, broad and deep through chest and ribs, broad and strong over loins and hindquarters and well made throughout. In good coat and condition and really not much to split him from the winner. Moved very well and presented a balanced outline.

3rd Powell’s Seatallan Xerula

Maiden

1st Percivals Wynfaul The Wizard - repeat

2nd Schopen’s Barnagrow Busted

Lovely puppy who was 3rd in puppy class, just right for his age, nice head with room for development, kind intelligent expression, good reach of neck, good topline and tailset, good bone and moved very well.

3rd Moody’s Trendlewood Mr Blue Sky

Novice

1st Pervicals Wynfaul The Wizard - Repeat

2nd Druggan’s Balladoole Mr President

3rd in Sp Junior, up to size strongly built dog, with lovely head and expression, good reach of neck, firm topline, good spring of rib, good bone and substance. Moved well. In good coat and condition and presented a balanced outline.

3rd Crellin’s Aalincarrey Summer Majic

Undergraduate Dog

1st Parker’s Poniel Reason to Believe

A classic Labrador, nothing flashy or overdone and built on clean lines, lovely head with kind and gentle expression, good reach of neck, well constructed throughout, good spring of rib, firm topline, good tailset, well developed quarters. In good coat and condition. Presented a balanced outline and moved well.

2nd D’Arcy’s Lancastria Peter Pan

Lovely chocolate who just lacks some confidence, he has a such a lovely head and expression, broad and clean cut with good length and depth to muzzle, nicely made throughout, good bone and in super coat. Genuinely a nice type of Labrador, I hope his confidence grows.

Graduate Dog

1st Felton-Page Marshwiggle Mr Carson JW

Lovely head on this yellow, broad, clean cut with good length to muzzle and a kind and gentle expression, super reach of neck into well placed shoulders, well made throughout, good spring of rib, excellent topline, well developed quarters with excellent muscletone. Liked his length of leg to body ratio which gives him such balance both standing and on the move. In good coat and condition. Just needs his handler to believe in him so the partnership can grow.

2nd Collin’s Bowstones Sun King of Kaspair

Lovely old fashioned type, lovely head with good length of muzzle, kind and intelligent expression, honest in every way, good reach of neck, well placed shoulders, good spring of rib, firm through topline with good tailset and well developed quarters. In good coat and condition Moved really well.

3rd Bambrook’s Brycheiniog’s Ravenclaw at Ravoakar

Post Graduate Dog

1st Mill’s Lembas Sweeney Tod JW

Super head on this young man, broad yet not course, with good length and depth to muzzle and such a typical Labrador expression in his eyes. He is a slightly more compact and strongly built dog but still balanced, broad and deep through chest and ribs, good reach of neck, well placed shoulders, good strong firm topline, broad and strong over loins and hindquarters and well made throughout, well off for bone, really powered round the ring covering plenty of ground. In super coat and condition.

2nd Bold’s Shaymiloney Solsilvanus

Quality classic black Labrador, nothing flashy or overdone and built on clean lines, lovely head with kind and gentle expression, good reach of neck, well constructed throughout, good spring of rib, firm topline, good tailset, well developed quarters. In good coat and condition. Presented a balanced outline and moved well especially in profile.

3rd Key’s Keydella Kristmas Knight

Mid Limit Dog

1st Brown & Greasley Adams Ramsayville Rock Solid JW

I was really taken with this yellow and he was in my final four. His head is stunning, broad yet not course with good length and depth to muzzle and such a lovely soft expression in his eyes that gives a true Labrador expression and lets his personality come through. He is a strongly built dog, broad and deep through chest and ribs, powerful yet clean through neck and shoulders, firm topline, broad and strong over loins and hindquarters. Liked his overall balance and outline. He was also one of the few yellows in super coat. Moved very well

2nd Finney’s Carpenny Ship to Shore JW

Beautiful head on this yellow, broad, clean cut with good length to muzzle and a kind and gentle expression, super reach of neck into well placed shoulders, well made throughout, good spring of rib, excellent topline, well developed quarters with excellent muscletone. Liked his length of leg to body ratio which gives him such balance both standing and on the move. Moved really well but needs more coat just to finish the picture. A really lovely dog.

3rd Lesley’s Steeleigh Secrets Out JW

Limit Dog

1st Brambridge’s Southridge Sky Rocket to Hannabee

Super black that just oozes quality , loved his clean flowing lines, such a beautiful yet masculine head with kind, gentle, typical labrador expression and character, good length and depth to muzzle, super reach of neck, well constructed front, broad and deep through ribs, level topline, short coupled, well developed quarters and in gleaming coat and condition. Agile dog that moved very well. Delighted to award him the RCC

2nd Callaghan Claychalks Costa Zaire

Another super quality black, lovely head with kind expression, slightly stronger all through but not course in anyway, good reach of neck, level topline, good barrel ribs, well muscled quarters. Just preferred the cleaner lines and head of winner on the day but pushed hard.

3rd Williamson’s Sharouns Illusionist Jw ShCM

Open Dog – a strong class

1st Rawlinsons Sh Ch Fullwell Fly High to Halshimoor

This dog couldn’t have looked any better, outstanding black that oozes quality, his head is just stunning, broad yet not course with good length and depth to muzzle and such a lovely soft expression in his eyes that gives a true Labrador expression and lets his personality come through. Super reach of neck, well made throughout, broad and deep through ribs, strong firm topline, excellent muscletone over his rear quarters. He is strongly built but still retains such a classic and clean outline, and with good length of leg to body ratio presents a picture of balance. He was in tip top coat and condition and could not be denied the CC. He was also RBIS.

2nd Shirton’s Sh Ch Woolman Cadell JW

Judged this dog as a junior and pleased he has more than fulfilled his promised, he is quality throughout, lovely head, correct proportions with good length of muzzle with kind melting expression, Super reach of neck flowing into level topline, good spring of rib, short coupled with correct tail set and carriage, well constructed throughout. Losing his coat but still enough there. Presented a balanced outline.

3rd Brown & Todds Ramsayville Ruby Walsh