• Show Date: 17/10/2015
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judged by: Di Melbourne Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 07/04/2019

Basset Hound Club Of Scotland

Breed: Basset Hound


17th October 2015

Thank you to the Chairman and committee of The Basset Hound Club of Scotland for offering me my first CC judging appointment, also to my hardworking and helpful stewards, I enjoyed my day with some quality exhibits to go over. I feel the initiative of judging bassets on the ramp in the UK is a great step forward for both exhibitors & judges alike.

Minor Puppy Dog (2,0abs):

1st O’Donnell’s Blevwill Mr Integrity 8 month old tri, masculine well boned hound, lovely type with excellent expression, strong neck with prominent forechest and good ribbing, strong quarters, needs to settle on the stack & on the move, naughty baby. Best Scottish Resident.

2nd Leishman’s Bruges Bruce. 7 month old tri, of a different type, not the head or expression of 1st, good ribbing and lovely nature, also preferred movement of 1st. Again exuberant baby.

Puppy Dog (3, 1abs)

1st Newman’s Ivinghoe Von Der Kreuzbreite Via Woferlow 9 month old tri dog, well grown for age with a lovely outline stacked, correct head, low set leathers with gentle expression, tight eye and correct bite, strong neck and prominent forechest, very good ribbing and lovely feet, strong level topline which he held on the move, very nice balanced hound . Reserve Dog CC, Best Puppy Dog & Best Puppy In Show

2ns Leishman’s Bruges Bruce. See 2nd in MPD.

Junior Dog (2, 1abs)

1st Mitchell’s Rakefoot Assasins Creed 13 month old open tri. Presented a lovely shape stacked, nice expression, tight eye and correct bite, good strong neck leading to correct shoulders, well off for bone with nice feet, strong long body with short loin, strong quarters, moved well.

Novice Dog (0)

Post Graduate Dog (2, 1abs)

1st Feher’s Nicholas Avaleur Du Sabre, 18 month old Red & white, lovely shaped head with gentle expression, low set leathers, strong neck leading to well places shoulders, lovely tight feet, excelled in ribbing with good quarters, moved well with style, slightly lost his topline on the move today, although a smaller male well off for bone, liked him a lot.

Limit Dog (3. 0abs)

1st Beale & Newman’s Woferlow Kayne West. 4 year old black blanket dog, this dog presented a smart outline, masculine head, low set leathers with strong neck, leading to well placed shoulders, well off for forechest, very good ribbing and good bone, honest correct mover, presented and shown in immaculate condition. Honest male.

2nd Allchorne’s Brackenacre Interpid JW ShCm. , 5 year old tri hound shown in excellent condition, this boy has a glorious head with a gentle expression, dark eye and correct dentition, strong neck and level topline, massive bone throughout, prominent forechest, excellent ribbing, very strong quarters which he used on the move. Close decision between the first two hounds.

3rd Thomson’s Rakefoot Hugo Lipiquier ShCm. Red & white of 5 years. Another honest dog, good head with decent front, good ribbing, and well presented, preferred expression, shoulders & movement of winners.

Open Dog (3, 0abs)

1st O’Neill’s CH, Ir CH, Int CH Knockogue Arthurs Legacy, 5 year old stallion hound of an excellent type, well off for bone, correct head shape with lovely expression, low set leathers with a dark eye, strong neck leading to correct shoulders and level topline, excellent ribbing carried well back, short loin & very strong quarters, lovely tight bunched feet, correct movement both fore aft, powerful but elegant, this male is at the top of his game. A great pleasure to award him my first ever Dog CC & then Best In Show.

2nd Cudlip’s Bassbarr Ivan Idea. 6 year old blanket black, correct head planes, dark eye and correct bite, well set leathers, strong neck and level topline, good ribbing and strong quarters, moved out well, a very honest hound just not carrying body weight today.

3rd Johnston’s Burnvale Quantum. 3 year old Red & white . Good head shape with correct expression, dark eye & low set leathers, long neck leading to correct shoulders, excellent ribbing and good quarters, a very nice dog to go over. What a shame he didn’t carry his tail, he could trouble the best.

Special Beginners Dog (1, 0ab)

1st O’Donnell’s Blevwill Mr Integrity. See 1st MPD.

Minor Puppy Bitch (2, 1abs):

A class of wild babies!

1st Johnston’s Burnvale Trinity. 6 month old baby with lovely outline, pretty expression, low set leathers and dark eye, correct shoulders and good ribbing, moved confidently and correctly, nice baby.

2nd Smith’s Burnvale Touchstone. 6 month old tri at her first show. Happy confident girl. Not the expression of 1st, Good shoulders and ribbing, nice outline when she allowed herself to be stacked. Preferred movement of one. Sweet baby.

Puppy Bitch (4, 0abs)

1st Cudlip’s Woferlow Cassandra at Harvidene. 11 month old open tri. Feminine expression with dark eye, low set leathers, reachy neck leading to good shoulders, very good ribbing, moved with style which won her this class.

2nd Steer’s Philippa Od Berounky At Rosezest, 10 month old tri. Much bigger bitch than 1st, good head shape but slightly masculine expression for me, low set leathers, and correct mouth. Good shoulder placement and excellent ribbing, she presented a balanced outline. Although didn’t hold her tail to start she settled into her stride as the day went on. Nice puppy. .

3rd McGarry-Arthurs’ Faburn Saffron. 11 month old black blanket, this girl presented me a quandary, correct head with pretty expression, darkest eye and low set leathers, lovely neck leading to correct shoulders. Excellent ribbing and strong quarters, she presented a lovely outline stacked. Unfortunately on the move she completely refused to hold her tail, which made assessment of her movement difficult, with confidence I’m sure she will be hard to beat.

Junior Bitch (3, 0abs)

1st Coultas & Mitchell’s You Are My Glitter Van Grunsven (Imp NED). 13 month old red & white with exquisite feminine expression, dark eye and long inward curling leathers, graceful neck leading to good shoulders, well off for forechest, excellent ribbing with lovely quarters which she uses on the move. This bitch excels on the move, elegant with style and drive, ultra feminine. Bitch CC & Reserve Best In Show

2nd Pearson’s Roamanbay Russia With Love to Amardio JW. 16 month old red & white, another quality bitch but of a different type. Good head shape and expression, low set leathers and strong neck which lead into well placed shoulders, again excellent ribbing, strong quarters, just lost out to winner on movement, but a lovely bitch, unlucky to meet 1st.

3rd Mitchell’s Rakefoot Midnight Caller. 14 month old tri. Nice shaped bitch with gentle pretty expression. Well off for bone, but not the ribbing of my winners. Moved well.

Novice Bitch (3, 1abs)

1st Archer’s Roamanbay Ruff N Tumble. 2 year old blanket red. Pretty head with a gentle expression and dark eye. Lovely shoulder placement and excellent ribbing, balanced bitch on the stack. Unfortunately she wasn’t keen on being handled and completely refused to hold her tail on the move. Shame.

2nd Robinson’s Switherland A New Leaf. 2 year old Red & white. Pretty expression with dark eye. Strong neck but not the shoulders or rear angulation of class winner. Excellent ribbing, another not willing to hold her tail.

Post Graduate Bitch (7, 1abs)

1st Allchorne’s Nerina Avaleur Due Sabre (Imp Bel). 18 month old red & white. Pretty feminine head with melting expression and correct bite. Excellent shoulder placement and sternum, lovely feet. Level topline and strong quarters which she used on the move, beautiful bitch. Extremely close up to RCC.

2nd Newman’s Woferlow Penelope. 11 month old tri. Lovely expression, dark eye and long inward curling leathers. Good bone and excellent ribbing, great quarters - another stylish mover. Unlucky to meet the class winner-must have a bright future. Best Puppy Bitch, Reserve Best Puppy In Show

3rd Steer’s Rosezest Peggy Sue. 3 year old quality tri. Pretty expression with dark eye and correct bite. Long neck and excellent shoulders, neat little front & good ribbing carried well back. Well muscled quarters, Took a wee while to settle into herself on the move. Well handled.

Limit Bitch (6, 2abs)

1st Coultas’s Quantas-Napoca Manilla. 2 year old open tri bitch. Lovely elegant head with correct expression. Reachy neck, excellent ribbing, good quarters. Very smart mover which won her this class. Handled well.

2nd Gibson’s Badina Pokerface. 4 year old tri. Pretty bitch with great bone. Dark eye and good expression. Very good ribbing and nice quarters, she looked lovely stacked. Shame about her tail at times.

3rd. Archer’s Cuba Havana Club Vejas Glouosnivose At Roamanbay. 18 month old blanket black. Another nice bitch but for me not the expression of class winners. Well placed shoulders and good ribbing, she stood 4 square and presented an elegant picture stacked. Preferred rear movement of class winners.

Open Bitch (6, 2abs)

1st Cartwright’s Longmynd Will O The Wisp. Blanket black bitch of 2 years old. Lovely expression with darkest eye and low set leathers, correct dentition. Long neck which flowed into well placed shoulders, lovely ribbing and strong quarters which she used on the move. Well handled, just outshone 2nd today. Reserve Bitch CC.

2nd Newman’s Ch Woferlow Rock Chick. 5 year old blanket black bitch. Lovely head with a melting expression, dark eye and low set leathers, correct bite. Strong neck leading to excellent shoulders. Lovely front and feet. Strong level topline and excellent quarters. Shame as she was not giving her all for her handler today.

3rd Watkin’s Blackvein Havoc 3 year old tri with a feminine expression, low set leathers, dark eye and correct bite. Elegant neck & well placed shoulders. Good amount of forechest and very good ribbing. Strong topline held on the move. Today for me she wasn’t holding correct body weight which affected her rear movement.

Special Beginners Bitch (1, 0abs)

1st Steer’s Philippa Od Berounky At Rosezest See 2nd Puppy Bitch.

Veteran Bitch (2, 0abs)

1st Johnston’s Burnvale Zafirah. 9 year old tri. Nice head with low set leathers. Good shoulders and ribbing. Still holding her lovely shape. Moved true, sweet old lady. Best Veteran In Show.

2nd Scott’s Kendeci Sweet Charity.8 year old Red & white. Not the expression of 1st. Well covered with good forechest & good ribbing. Moved ok. Pretty girl.

Brace (1, 0abs)

1st Scott’s Kendeci Sweet Charity & Miss Moscotty. These red & white girls were peas in a pod. Moved well together.

BIS Ch, Ir Ch, Int Ch. Knockogues Arthurs Legacy

RBIS You Are My Glitter Van Grunsven

BPIS Ivinghoe Von Der Kreuzbreite Via Woferlow

BVIS Burnvale Zafirah

BSR Blevwill Mr Integrity

Judge: Di Melbourne (Diheath / Dearduenna)