• Date: 05/03/2015
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Sarah Sevastopulo Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 05/11/2018

Crufts

Breed: Spaniel (Sussex)

Crufts Spaniel (Sussex) Judge MRS S A SEVASTOPULO

DCC MRS S E VOWLES - SH CH JUBILWELL BEAST OF BODMIN AT VOBROOK

RDCC MRS E E BOWE - TAWNYKA ITS'A PUZZLE FOR BELCAM

BCC MR C B & MRS V I WAKEFIELD - NORRISS NORTHERN CASSANDRA

RBCC MRS V BENNETT - SH CH SOVAROMA RUBY TUESDAY

BOB MRS S E VOWLES - SH CH JUBILWELL BEAST OF BODMIN AT VOBROOK

BP MRS E E BOWE - TAWNYKA ITS'A PUZZLE FOR BELCAM

Thank you to all the exhibitors for such a wonderful quality entry and so few absentees. After all these years you all know I like a good oblong shaped, traditional looking Sussex , with those gold highlights that define their colour and that sealskin coat so typical of the breed; and there were so many of them to choose from, I was spoilt for choice. My class winners were all fabulous examples of the breed and choosing those to take top honours was difficult, especially in males. My final choices were made on coat, colour and texture, as all winners were constructed like true Sussex and were the right shape and moved typically and soundly. The Best of Breed ticked all my boxes and represented Sussex in Style in the big ring.

Class 553 VETERAN DOG Entries: 5 Absentees 0

1st MRS S H BONIFACE - SH CH BELCAM KINGS RANSOM FOR GLENBROWS SHCM

Excellent make and shape, fabulous head and expression, correct angulation front and rear. Super coat and texture, just a little dark in colour. Super sound mover.

2nd MRS A L MOON - DEANWAY STORM WARNING

Lovely boy, showing his age and coat a little woolly. Lovely head and expression and well made all through, Another who moved really well.

3rd MRS C GASHER - NARDDAMWAY MACK THE KNIFE

Completed a trio of super veteran males, best of shapes, loved his head and expression, excellent mover, shame he gnaws on stones!

Class 554 PUPPY D Entries: 2 Absentees 0

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1st MRS E E BOWE - TAWNYKA ITS'A PUZZLE FOR BELCAM

Fabulous, from his excellent head and expression to the tip of his tail, would have taken him home. Just right for length to height ratio, super bone and substance, correct angulation. Excellent firm level topline with correct tail carriage. Glorious coat, colour and texture. Excellent on the move, just wonderful and well deserved BP and Res CC.

2nd MRS S LUCKIN - SOVAROMA STRANGELY BROWN

Such a naughty boy, gave his mum a hard time, which is a shame as when settled showed off his good overall make and shape.

Class 555 JUNIOR DOG Entries: 4 Absentees 0

1st MR A & MRS S HUGHES - IVCAR ANYTHING GOES

Excellent make and shape and length to height ratios. Loved his head and expression, super coat and texture but a little dark, well off for bone and substance, excellent mover.

2nd MRS G & MR J SHANKLAND - SPRINGCURL PINOT NOIR TO NYRRELA

He is gorgeous but having one of his naughty days. Excelled in coat colour and texture, Wonderful head and expression, super shape and breed type, moved well when settled.

3rd MRS L HUNTER - SPRINGCURL MERLOT

Another lovely boy who was unlucky to meet those in front of him.

Class 556 POST GRAD DOG Entries: 4 Absentees 1

1st MRS T ARNOLD - TREVALLISSE MR NICE GUY

Interestingly gave his litter sister the Post grad bitch class. He excelled for coat and colour, superb head type, great shape and excellent movement, could have been a little taller but his overall breed type won him the class.

2nd MRS S & MR S GRAVES - NORRISS NORTHERN WIZARD

Very close up to winner, a little feminine but a super shape. Coat a little dull. Excellent mover.

3rd MRS S J WAY - NORRISS NORTHERN COLERIDGE FOR SHUVICK

A big square Sussex, lacking bone and substance, Lovely head and expression, sound mover.

Class 557 LIMIT DOG Entries: 7 Absentees 0

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1st MISS L BANNISTER - QUARR PERSUASION

His coat and colour was the best of the day, as I told his owner a year ago, perfect and prized beyond rubies. Love his head, expression, breed type and style, super mover just a tad square for me in the final challenge.

2nd MRS G SAMPSON - RANGATIRA IVANHO

Lovely old fashioned Sussex, superb head, shape, construction, bone, substance and movement. Coat too dark which just lost him top spot in this class, a very close decision.

3rd MR & MRS CADWELL - JUBILWELL PROPER JOB

Superb youngster who has it all there, just needs to mature to complete the picture. Excellent for size, shape, size and movement, just lost out to the mature adults.

Class 558 OPEN DOG Entries: 6 Absentees 1

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1st MR G C L & MISS J E SMITH & MURRAY - NORRISS NORTHERN TORPEDO

Excellent dog, loved his head and expression, correct shape, coat colour, texture and presentation. Super breed type, correct height to length ratio, topline and tail carriage. Lovely bone and substance, correct angulation and showed and handled well. Just lost out on top honours, very close to R CC.

2nd MR C B & MRS V I WAKEFIELD - SH CH/ NED /BEL CH JULIUS OF TONISPADA AT NORRISS (IMP BEL)

Love this boy, so close to winner in all respects, excelled on the move and has excellent breed type. On the day, his coat was not at its best which was the deciding factor.

3rd MR J & MRS P PERKINS - SH CH QUINTIC THE FARMER

Another super Sussex, Excellent for shape, colour and coat, just not moving at his best today.

Class 559 F TRIAL DOG Entries: 0 Absentees 0

Class 560 WORK GUNDOG DOG Entries: 2 Absentees 0

1st MRS S E VOWLES - SH CH JUBILWELL BEAST OF BODMIN AT VOBROOK

What can I say, he made my heart sing as soon as he came in the ring. I just hoped he moved as well as he looked and he did. Classic head and expression, superb golden highlights, perfect size, shape and bone and substance, coat in excellent condition. Correct height to length ratio, level topline, correct movement and tail carriage with a happy wag to go with it. Delighted to give him the CC and BOB and he did the breed proud in the group, congratulations on a wonderful specimen of the breed.

2nd MRS A L MOON - DEANWAY STORM WARNING

Class 561 GOOD CIT DOG Entries: 2 Absentees 0

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1st MRS C GASHER - NARDDAMWAY MACK THE KNIFE

2nd MRS C SWIETALSKI - BOWSWIZZLER GANDALF THE GROOVY

Lovely old man of 11, good shape overall, good head and expression, good shape and coat. His front has gone wide but he moved soundly.

Class 562 VETERAN BITCH Entries: 3 Absentees 0

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1st MR A & MRS V WATTS - SH CH JUBILWELL TEAZER OF STOWERIDGE

Lovely old Sussex, excellent head, coat colour and shape and size. Moved well.

2nd MRS C SWIETALSKI - BOWSWIZZLER HEIRESS BOUDICA

Another excellent old girl, great shape, coat, colour and movement.

3rd MRS A L MOON - MILLCROFT FIREFLEUR AT DEANWAY

Fabulous head and expression, moved well but not in her best party frock today.

Class 563 PUPPY BITCH Entries: 2 Absentees 0

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1st MR J GOODWIN - SOVAROMA SCRUMPTIOUS SERENDEL

She is indeed scrumptious, just loved her for breed type. Super feminine head with great expression, lovely shape, height to length ratios, bone, topline and tail carriage. Super coat and colour. A real prospect for the future, excellent on the move.

2nd MISS L JUDGE - SOVAROMA CHERRY SUNSET AT OPALREEF

Nice shape, but tail carried to high, coat is dark at the moment.

Class 564 JUNIOR BITCH Entries: 4 Absentees 0

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1st MR J GOODWIN - SOVAROMA SCRUMPTIOUS SERENDEL

2nd MR G B & MRS T BURNETT & HALL - SPRINGCURL CLARET

Nice youngster, lovely head shape and expression, correct angulation front and rear, good overall shape, coat and movement.

3rd MISS L JUDGE - SOVAROMA CHERRY SUNSET AT OPALREEF

Class 565 POST GRAD BITCH Entries: 8 Absentees 2

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1st MRS A L MOON - TREVALLISSE EYE OF THE STORM

Super bitch that I have liked from a puppy. Gorgeous head, overall make and shape and angulation. A really sturdy Sussex who moved so well. Correct height to length ratios, wonderful coat colour, to be critical, her front legs could be a tad longer.

2nd MRS S LUCKIN - TAWNYKA HAZELNUT WHIRL

Another very nice bitch, good shape, size, coat and movement, close up to winner.

3rd MR J & MRS E CHURCHILL - PINDANI BLUEBELL

Loved her head and expression and overall make and shape. She has weak pasterns, which spoil her front, but these can tighten with exercise and age. Sound mover.

Class 566 LIMIT BITCH Entries: 5 Absentees 0

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1st MRS E BOWE - PATCHINGHALL GOLD SAVANNAH AT BELCAM

Superb bitch who lives up to her Gold name, excellent coat, texture and colour. Super head and expression, lovely bone and condition, a little tall for me, but a true Sussex and fabulous mover.

2nd MR M H & MRS D BOSWELL & ASHCROFT - MARQUELL QUESTION MARK

Another lovely Sussex, really well made all through and many of the attributes of the winner. Conversely, a tad small, but beautifully made and a super mover.

3rd MR A & MRS V WATTS - STOWERIDGE STRIKE IT LUCKY

Completed a trio of super Sussex ladies, but was not showing herself off to best advantage today.

Class 567 OPEN BITCH Entries: 4 Absentees 1

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1st MR C B & MRS V I WAKEFIELD - NORRISS NORTHERN CASSANDRA

Loved this girl as a youngster and she has matured into a first class bitch. Best of heads and expressions, a true old fashioned Sussex, great for bone, substance, length to height ratio, overall shape and excellent movement. She could have won in any of the forty years I have had Sussex and today was her day, delighted to give her the CC. Just lost out to the male on coat colour in the final challenge.

2nd MRS V BENNETT - SH CH SOVAROMA RUBY TUESDAY

Another lovely bitch, so well made all through and super sound on the move too. Just preferred head type of winner but very close and she thoroughly deserved Res CC.

3rd MRS L HUNTER - GLENBROWS PATIENCE AT SPRINGCURL

Not the type or shape of the winners, carried her tail to high and moving too fast for a true Sussex action.

Class 568 F TRIAL BITCH Entries: 0 Absentees 0

Class 569 WORK GUNDOG BITCH Entries: 2 Absentees 0

1st MRS A L MOON - TREVALLISSE EYE OF THE STORM

2nd MISS L JUDGE - DEANWAY FOXTAIL LILY AT OPALREEF

Tall rangy bitch with poor rear movement. Reasonable overall shape, head type and coat.

Class 570 GOOD CIT BITCH Entries: 4 Absentees 1

1st MRS C SWIETALSKI - BOWSWIZZLER HEIRESS BOUDICA

2nd MISS L JUDGE - DEANWAY FOXTAIL LILY AT OPALREEF

3rd MRS C SWIETALSKI - QUINTIC VOGUE OF BOWSWIZZLER

Tall, leggy Sussex, excellent coat and colour, good head and expression. Sound mover when settled.