• Date: 08/01/2015
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: NICOLA SINGH Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 07/04/2019

Boston & District Canine Society

Breed: Alaskan Malamute

Alaskan Malamutes

Thank you to the committee for this CC appointment. I would like to thank my stewards, who kept the ring running with proficiency. I would also like to extend thanks to the exhibitors for their entries and I did feel that my decisions were accepted with good grace, which made for a pleasant atmosphere. I was very pleased to observe a marked increase in the general athleticism of the exhibits since my last appointment. As a working breed, the dogs should not carry any excess weight and should be well muscled, it could be down to the time of year, being mid winter training, but I was pleased to note this. My concerns and areas that breeders need to watch for were; front construction & front movement and bites.

Minor Puppy Dog: 4 entries 1 absent

1st – Robb’s Icewolf By Request. A strong head with the correct bulky muzzle, soft expression. Correct oblique eye set & correct shape. Good pigment. Thick, correct ear shape & well placed. Nicely arched neck. Well off for bone. Excellent body proportions, with correct length of leg. Large tight feet. Moderate angulations front & rear with a broad thigh, strong hocks & short strong sloping pasterns. Good tailset & carriage. Beautiful coat with correct texture. Excellent topline. He did show good reach & drive, when he wasn’t moved too fast. Front just needs to tighten up with age. Would benefit from a looser lead.

2nd – Shanahan-Kluth’s Chayo Race To The Line. Another with a nice head, just a little less developed than 1 at the moment. Nice eye shape & set. Good muzzle, lovely stop. Ears a little large, but correct set. Nicely proportioned body, moderate angles front & rear, broad thigh, good pasterns. Topline just a little level. Good bone & correct sized feet. Correct textured coat. Moved out well & had a very balanced side gait.

3rd – Louch & Forsey’s Dark Diamond Snowflake Of Engel At Muzoku

Puppy Dog: 5 entries 0 absent

1st – Horsman & Horsman-Phoenix’s Nordicwinds Action Hero. Head coming on, muzzle needs to broaden. Beautiful eye shape & set. Ears a little large, but well placed. Strong arched neck. Just beginning that growing stage. Large tight feet. Moderate angulations front & rear with a broad thigh, strong in hock & pasterns. Good tailset & carriage. Correctly textured coat. Excellent topline. Very well muscled. Moved out & back very well & had a powerful balanced side gait.

2nd – Murray & Whyman’s Tailfly Nightcrawler. Head coming on well, good muzzle, correct stop. Eye a little round. Ears a touch large, but correct set. Very well proportioned body, just enough angles front & rear, broad thigh. Well arched neck. Excellent topline & tail. Fair bone & feet for size. Correct textured coat. Balanced side gait, just tended to crab on the out & back.

3rd – Horsman & Horsman-Phoenix’s Nordicwinds American Idol

Junior Dog: 6 entries 0 absent

1st – Mason’s Nordicwinds A Born Show Off. Strong head, good muzzle, excellent stop. Very nice eye set & shape. Ears a little large & low set. Neck a little short. Good balanced angulations front & rear. Well proportioned body, with good spring of rib. Strong short pasterns & hocks. Fair tailset & carriage, although held tighter when moving. Very well muscled. Correct textured coat. Moved out well. Excelled in balanced side gait with strong reach & drive, whilst holding an excellent topline.

2nd –Taylor’s Luponooshka Barbarian (A.I). Nice head with good muzzle & stop. Well set ears. Good pigment. Correct depth of chest, with good length of leg, just a little long in loin. Large well arched feet. Correct moderate angulations. Correct textured coat. Excellent tail set & carriage. Well muscled. Moved out well & had a powerful side gait, just dipped his topline a bit.

3rd – Murray & Whyman’s Tailfly Nightcrawler.

Graduate Dog: 6 entries 1 absent

1st – Atherton’s Casiat Fuori Dal Fuochi. A strong broad headpiece with correct bulky muzzle. Nice eye shape & set. Good pigment. Very neat small well set ear. Strong arched neck, a touch short. Well off for bone. Perfectly proportioned body, good depth of chest, with good length of leg, large tight feet. Correct moderate angulation in front, rear a little straighter in stifle. Broad thigh, strong hocks & nice short strong pasterns. Tail carriage too tight. Very well muscled. Correctly textured coat. Moved well coming & going & had a very balanced powerful side gait with good reach & drive.

2nd – Lovegrove’s Northspirit Born For Glory Within Arctictribe. Beautiful head with correct bulky muzzle. Good ear size & set. Correct eye shape & set, a little hard in expression. Dark pigment. Very strong neck into a perfectly sloped topline. Perfectly proportioned with correct length of leg. Very well muscled. Correct textured coat. Moderate angulations front & rear with a broad thigh, strong hocks & short strong sloping pasterns. Strong bone. Good tail set & carriage. Large well arched feet. Very balanced powerful side gait. Another day this class would have been his.

3rd – Bevan’s Conyzone Nighthawk.

Post Graduate Dog: 4 entries 2 absent

1st – Lovegrove’s Weyekin’s Light My Fire Within Arctictribe. Good head with correct bulky muzzle. Would prefer a smaller ear, correct set. Lovely strong arched neck into a perfect topline. Well proportioned body, excellent forechest, nice length of leg, large well arched feet. Broad thigh, strong hocks & fair pasterns. Well muscled. Correct moderate angulations front & rear. Correct spring of rib. Tail could be looser. Moved well coming & going and had a lovely balanced powerful side gait.

2nd – Bevan’s Conyzone Nighthawk. Nice head with a bulky muzzle. Ears a little too large, good set. Good proportions, just a little level in topline. Correct textured coat. Nice sized feet just a little flat. Very well muscled. Moved well once settled.

Limit Dog: 8 enties 1 absent

1st – Atherton’s Casiat Ombre Del Buio. Beautiful strong head, correct bulky muzzle. Correct bite. Well off for bone. Very neat well set ears, perfect eye shape & set. Such a strong well arched neck, into a correct sloping topline, held solid on the move. Perfectly proportioned body, making a lovely outline. Excellent depth of chest & spring of rib. Correct moderate angulations front & rear with a broad thigh, strong hocks & nice short strong pasterns and excellent size & shaped feet. Good tail set & carriage and croup. No excess weight & so well muscled. Good bone. Correctly textured coat. Perfectly true both coming & going. Side gait was powerful & faultless, with excellent reach & drive. An honest dog, I couldn’t fault him, except for maybe his noise level. I was thrilled to see him awarded group 4. CC, BOB & Group 4.

2nd – Thompson’s Shomont Rasin Hell. Outstanding head, with perfectly proportioned muzzle. Excellent eye shape & set, nice small ears, well set. Well arched strong neck. Correctly proportioned body, with correct depth of chest and good spring of rib. Sufficient angulations front & rear with a broad thigh, strong hocks & nice short strong pasterns & large well arched feet. Good bone. In such solid condition. Good tailset & carriage. Beautiful correctly textured coat. Stood better in free stand. Moved well coming & going & once settled had a powerful balanced side gait.

3rd – Dolan’s Siskara The Spy Who Loved Me JW ShCM.

Open Dog: 11 entries 2 absent

1st – Thompson’s Shomont Rasin Cain. Another broad outstanding head, with perfectly proportioned muzzle, strong but not course. Good bite. Excellent eye shape & set, very neat small ears, well set. Good well arched strong neck. Correctly proportioned body, with good depth of chest and correct spring of rib. Correct moderate angulations front & rear with an excellent broad thigh, strong hocks & nice short strong pasterns. Fantastic substance & large well arched feet. Excellent tailset & carriage. In absolutely solid condition. Beautiful correctly textured coat. Correct sloping topline. Moved well coming & going once settled. As soon as he was moving steadily and had dropped his head, he had a tireless, powerful balanced side gait. RCC

2nd –Loades, Robertson & Jeske’s Can Ch Winterchill’s Task Force. Well proportioned head, with a good eye shape & set, could be darker. Lovely small ears & fair set. Correctly proportioned body, with good depth of chest & spring of rib. Sufficient bone. Correct size & shaped feet. Beautiful correctly textured coat. Excellent tail set & carriage. Strong well arched neck. No excess weight & well muscled. Correct moderate angulations front & rear with a broad thigh. He had an outstanding side gait, very balanced and with excellent reach & drive.

3rd – Nawrocka & Phillips’ Ch Monikoona Most Wanted JW.

Veteran Dog: 1 entries 0 absent

1st – Hughes’ Staggan’s Masked Mayhem. Good head with correct muzzle. Correct ear set. Nicely arched neck. Well proportioned body, nice length of leg, large well arched feet. Good muscle. Correct moderate angulations front & rear. Hocks could be stronger. Moved ok coming & going and had a balanced side gait.

Minor Puppy Bitch: 2 entries 0 absent

1st – Louch & Forsey’s Diamond Diosa Snowflake Of Engel At Muzoku. Nice head, muzzle coming on. Ears are a little large, but that will improve once head broadens with age. Very sweet expression. OK eye shape & well set. Well proportioned body, very nice outline. Beautiful coat. Good angulations front & rear. Feet are a little small. Excellent bone. Moved well coming & going. Nice balanced side gait. Good tail set & carriage. BP

2nd – Wilson’s Chayo Whatz Occurin. Another with head coming on, correct proportioned muzzle. Good eye shape & set. Correct ear placement, a little large at this age. Nicely arched neck. Beautiful, well textured coat. Correct tail set & carriage. Good bone. Well proportioned body, good depth of chest, with good length of leg. Pasterns could be stronger. Moved a little wide coming, nice side gait.

Puppy Bitch: 2 entries 0 absent

1st – Louch & Forsey’s Diamond Diosa Snowflake Of Engel At Muzoku. See 1st MPB.

2nd – Horsman & Horsman-Phoenix’s Nordicwinds American Dream. Head just needs to mature, correct proportioned muzzle. Lovely stop. Nice eye shape & set. Fair ear size & placement. Well arched neck. Totally out of coat, but well textured. Sufficient angulations front & rear. Good sized feet. A little narrow in body at the moment, but will improve with age. Good length of leg. Moved a little loose coming, had a nice side gait.

Junior Bitch: 8 entries 1 absent

1st – Anderton-Tyers’s Northspirit Born To Shine. Very pretty head, correct proportioned muzzle, eye a touch round but well set. Small well set ears. Well proportioned body, still raw at the moment, but plenty of time to come. Good length of leg. Correct moderate angulations front & rear with an excellent broad thigh, strong hocks & nice short strong pasterns. Correct sized & well arched feet. Strong topline, which was held on the move. Good tail set & carriage. Correct bone for size. Well muscled. Once settled she excelled in movement, clean coming & going & a powerful & faultless balanced side gait. I will watch this youngster mature with interest.

2nd – Stevens & Hale’s Icewolf Fire N Ice. Beautiful head, with a well proportioned muzzle. Nice eye shape & set, small thick well set ears. Good muscle. Perfectly proportioned body, with nice depth of chest & good length of leg. Correct angulations front & rear, good hocks & nice short strong pasterns. Correct sized feet. Correctly textured coat. Lovely solid sloping topline. Moved out well & had a very balanced side gait, just preferred the movement on 1.

3rd – Jarvis & Troisi’s Nordicwinds All Attitude.

Graduate Bitch: 6 entries 3 absent

1st – Kelsey’s Tugidak Of Jaydonspire (Imp Ned). Feminine head, with correctly proportioned muzzle. Good eye shape & set. Small neat ears, well set. Correct Bite. Strong arched neck into nice gentle sloping topline. Perfectly proportioned body, giving a lovely outline, Good depth of chest. Correct moderate angulations front & rear with a broad thigh, OK hocks & nice short strong pasterns. Correct well arched feet. Correct tail set & carriage on the stand. Lovely substance & well muscled. She excelled on the move. Clean coming & going & her side gait was powerful & very balanced, with excellent reach & drive. CC

2nd – Roger & Wheeler’s Northspirit A Star Is Born. Good head, with a lovely depth of muzzle. Correct eye shape & set, small well set ears. Lovely arched neck into a good topline. Well proportioned body, good depth of chest & spring of rib. Correct angulations front & rear with a broad thigh, fair hocks & good pasterns. Correct feet. Fair tail carriage. Just watch her weight. Beautiful coat. Moved so much better in this class so that I was able to assess her movement once she settled, clean coming & going & a nice balanced side gait.

3rd – Bevan’s Conyzone Miss Dynamite

Post Graduate Bitch: 12 entries 5 absent

1st – Page & Horsman-Phoenix’s Shakira Northwest Arctic. Very nice head, with correct proportioned muzzle, good stop. Lovely eye shape & set correct. Good ear, although a touch low set. Strong arched neck into very solid sloped topline. Very well proportioned body, with good depth of chest. Just needs to body up with age, very well muscled. Correct moderate angulations front & rear with a broad thigh, ok hocks & short strong pasterns. Large well arched feet. Correct tail carriage & set. Moved out very well with an excellent balanced side gait, showing good reach & drive.

2nd – Hughes’ Casiat Incantro. Strong head, with correct muzzle. Nice eye shape & set, nice sized ear & good set. Beautiful arched neck into a strong sloping topline. Well proportioned body, sufficient angulations front & rear, just stood and moved a little narrow in front. Another that just needs to body up with age, very well muscled. Short strong hocks & pasterns and large well arched feet. Good tail carriage. Had a very good balanced side gait, held her topline well.

3rd – Roper’s Tokosha Made You Look (A.I).

Limit Bitch: 12 enties 3 absent

1st – Edwards & Molloy’s Koolrunnings Plymouth Gin (Imp Aus) JW. Beautiful head, with nice muzzle depth, excellent stop, beautiful eye shape & set. Nice ear shape & correct set. Well proportioned body, with good depth of chest. Substantial bone & well muscled. Strong neck, topline a touch level, but solid. Correct angulations front & rear with a broad thigh, excellent strong hocks & nice short strong pasterns. Correct tail set & carriage. Correctly textured coat. Movement was very balanced.

2nd – Hartley’s Koromandel Firefight (A.I). Very pretty head, with good muzzle proportion. Eye shape too round, good set. Correct small, neat ear & set. Strong well arched neck, Nice depth of chest & spring of rib. Excellent sloping topline. Correct balanced angulations front & rear. Strong hocks & nice short strong pasterns & good sized feet. Excellent bone & substance. Correctly textured coat. Excellent tail set & carriage. Well muscled. Moved out well & at the correct pace to get the best balanced side gait. Very close between 1 & 2.

3rd – Vasarhelyi’s Kaskae Counting Snowflakes.

Open Bitch: 7 entries 2 absent

1st – Henworth’s Wolfraven Rumor’s Nebula JW. Lovely strong, but feminine head, with a correctly proportioned muzzle. Soft expression, correct eye shape & set. Neat small correctly set ears. Good bone and muscle. Lovely arched neck into a correct sloping topline. OK proportioned body, could be a touch longer in leg, good depth of chest, excellent forechest. Correct moderate angulations front & rear with a broad thigh, good hocks & pasterns. Good sized feet. Out of coat, but correctly textured. Excellent tail set & carriage. Moved clean coming & going & had an excellent powerful side gait.

2nd – Blaney’s Windberg Paparazzi To Fenrirkin. Pretty head, with correct muzzle depth. Good eye shape & correct set. Correct ear shape & set. Well arched strong neck into a correct sloping topline. Correctly proportioned body, good depth of chest & spring of rib. Correct moderate angulations front & rear with a broad thigh, OK hocks & nice short strong pasterns. Correct sized well arched feet. Correctly textured coat. No excess weight, well muscled. Good tail set & carriage. Again, she moved very well, and it was close for 1 & 2, just preferred the front of 1.

3rd – Shah’s Destiny Child Shamanrock For Alaicha.

Veteran Bitch: 8 entries 2 absent

1st – Loades & Boyd’s Hyteton Tebo Miss Magnum By Snowolf. Strong, but feminine head, with an excellent depth of muzzle, correct bite. Sweet expression, correct eye shape & set. Neat small correctly set ears. Good bone and excellent muscle. Strong arched neck into a correct firm sloping topline. Excellent proportioned body, good length of leg, good depth of chest, excellent forechest. Made a perfect outline. Correct moderate angulations front & rear with a broad thigh, strong hocks & good pasterns. Good sized feet. Correctly textured coat. Excellent tail set & carriage. Stood a little narrow, but moved clean coming & going. Excelled in side gait, showing such powerful movement with excellent reach & drive. RCC

2nd – Mort’s Arcticbreeze Lady Imorca. Strong head, with correct muzzle proportion. Good eye shape & correct set. Neat small ear shape & well set. Fair neck into a correct gently sloping topline. Well proportioned body, good depth of chest & spring of rib. Correct moderate angulations front & rear with a broad thigh, fair hocks & nice short strong pasterns. Large well arched feet. Correctly textured coat. Good tail set & carriage. A little heavy, which did effect movement slightly. Well balanced side gait.

3rd – Rivers & Towers’ Polarpaws Naknek Dreamer ShCM.

Miss Nicola J Singh (Sledog)