• Date: 08/08/2015
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Tracy Morgan Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 07/04/2019

Bournemouth Canine Association

Breed: Leonberger

Bournemouth Canine Association 8th August 2015

Leonberger

Judge: Ms T Morgan (ROSSIMON)

My sincere thanks to all exhibitors for your support and for turning out your Leo’s in immaculate condition and in pretty good muscular condition too. There were one or two of beautiful type who were incredibly obese, so paid the penalty. The rain poured down just minutes before judging was to commence so we utilised the wet weather ring in the marquee and made the best of our space. Handling was very good throughout as was grooming/presentation. Just one incorrect mouth in the entry bodes well. Sportsmanship plays a vital role in the enjoyment of everyone involved in this wonderful sport, both winners and losers, and I am glad to say with the exception of one lone exhibitor, all were incredibly good sports. I make no apology for highlighting this issue as I have seen the dire consequences poor sportsmanship has had on other breed rings and absolutely refuse to tolerate it in or around my ring! I do not award prizes based on any dog’s win history, therefore ‘attempting’ to intimidate or humiliate by reeling off a list of wins is pretty futile! I judge the dogs before me on the day and place them in order of merit/virtue according to the KC breed standard. I stop short of naming the exhibitor because I would hope this is advise they could take on board; ‘You would do well to afford yourself some dignity, grace and good manners amongst your fellow exhibitors in the future’. Raining on other people’s parade with a card crumpling tantrum is NOT sportsmanlike conduct!

BEST OF BREED : COLE Mrs J Simden Guardian Angel 

Best Dog : NIALL, Mr & Mrs D & H & ROTHERY Mr & Mrs T Debbollinby Warrior Dancer At Davenheath JW Sh.CM 

Res Best Dog : ROBERTS, Mr D & KENT Miss D Amandalone Regulus 

Best Bitch : COLE Mrs J Simden Guardian Angel 

Res Best Bitch : DARLING Miss C Ammolitegold Braken 

Best Puppy : TURNER HANDLING , Mrs K & FOLKES Mrs C Dacfolke Rhosyn 

Best Veteran : DARLING Miss C Ammolitegold Braken 

 PD (2 Entries) Abs: 0 

1st: NIALL, Mr & Mrs D & H & ROTHERY Mr & Mrs T Davenheath Forever Blue ------- Typey lad who moved freely despite being at that awkward phase in development, this can change on a daily or weekly basis in developing babies of large breeds, so is nothing to be overly concerned about. Nice head with dark eye of correct shape, correct mouth. Thick ear leather, set onto head correctly, strong neck leading into a decent shoulder, propped up on good bone and good feet. Overall a promising baby who is developing at a nice steady rate and presented very well.2nd: BROWN Mrs B Davenheath Feeling Lucky To Brenaljay

 JD (3 Entries) Abs: 1 

1st: SIMPSON, Mrs L & HAY Mrs K Wolfen Ogaleesha Avec Simberger -------A good sized lad who is of good type. Dark eye of good shape, correct mouth. Decent shoulder and well off for bone, feet could be tighter. Good topline and tailset, good tail carriage on the move. Made a nice balanced outline when stood moved well and was presented in good form. 2nd: ROBERTS, Mr D & KENT Miss D Amandalone Lion Heart 

 PGD (1 Entries) Abs: 0 

1st: KING-CHERNE Mrs C Zuleona Super Royal Of Tanyvska -------All male lovely substantial lad. Dark eye of good shape, correct mouth, thick ear leather placed well on the skull. Strong arched neck leading into good shoulders and nice width of front, propped up by solid bone on tight feet. Nice spring of rib and strong coupling, good topline and tailset. Strong rear quarters with moderate angulation, he moved very soundly in all directions, with correct tail carriage and stood four square of his own accord! Would like his colour to be clearer but nonetheless a very striking, sound lad 

 OD (5 Entries) Abs: 0 

1st: NIALL, Mr & Mrs D & H & ROTHERY Mr & Mrs T Debbollinby Warrior Dancer At Davenheath JW Sh.CM------- Rich red typey lad who is all male, giving a powerful and strong impression. A medium brown eye colour, correct mouth and overall nice head proportions with thick ear leather placed well on skull. Strong arched neck leading to good shoulders, nice width of front on solid bone and tight feet. Nice spring of rib and strong coupling. Good topline leading to correct tailset. Moved well in all directions with desired tail carriage, stood himself four square. In a mixed class for type and soundness his overall appeal won the class and his appeal in the Dog line up did not fade which gained him a very worthy Best Dog!2nd: ROBERTS, Mr D & KENT Miss D Amandalone Regulus --------A beautiful typey, well put together lad with a nice headpiece, dark eye of correct shape. Thick ear leather set on to skull correctly, a strong arched neck leads into a good shoulder, nice width of front held up by good bone on tight feet. Correct spring of rib and strong coupling, correct topline and tailset, moderate angulation to his rear he moved very well in all directions with correct tail carriage. Not the showiest of dogs but a very good honest, sound dog. Reserve Best Dog!3rd: TURNER Mrs K Vannroy Push the Button at Dacfolke Res: KING-CHERNE Mrs C Zuleona Super Royal Of Tanyvska VHC: LIND, Miss J M & WALKER Mrs R Condalf Gobstopper 

PB (2 Entries) Abs: 0 

1st: TURNER HANDLING , Mrs K & FOLKES Mrs C Dacfolke Rhosyn---------Mouthwatering baby girl who was very much in show off mode. Rich red, mid to dark eye of good shape, correct mouth and thick ear leather set correctly onto skull. Her expression could melt stone! A lovely balance of outline for a 6 month baby, with good shoulders propped up on good bone and tight feet. A good topline (which is not always seen in 6 month old babies), lead to correct tail set and a moderately angled rear. She moved very well in all directions and presented a lovely balanced outline. She pressed hard for RBB today but gave way to maturity. Best Puppy in breed. She had great fun and showed her socks off again in the puppy group and gained a Group 4 placement in very strong company.2nd: BROWN Mrs B Davenheath Foxy Lady To Brenaljay 

 PGB (3 Entries) Abs: 0 

1st: COLE Mrs J Simden Guardian Angel ---------A beautiful feminine lass who is correct to standard in all departments. Lovely headpiece with a dark well shaped eye, correct mouth, thick ear leather placed correctly into skull. An arched strong neck leading into a good shoulder. Her front is of good width, propped up by good bone on tight feet. Nice spring of rib and strong coupling, good topline leading to a correct tailset. Her rear quarters are very well muscled with a nice moderate turn of stifle! She did not put a foot wrong on the move, very clean coming, going and in sidegait and she always put herself four square without any manipulation at all. She is not the showiest girl, which I am sure can lead to her being overlooked at times, but she is difficult to fault. She feels every bit as good underhand as her balanced outline and soundness promises. A very worthy Best Bitch She scored over the male in rear angulation and eye shape to take a very worthy BEST OF BREED2nd: 5587 DARLING Miss C Ammolitegold Braken --------A lovely mature lady who is very typey, well put together with a nice headpiece, dark eye of correct shape. She has a good mouth and nice expression. Thick ear leather set on to skull correctly, a good shoulder held up by good bone on tightest of feet. Correct spring of rib and strong coupling, good topline with correct tailset, correct moderate angulation, moved very well in all directions with correct tail carriage. Not the showiest lady, but again a very good honest, sound girl of lovely type. Reserve Best Bitch & Best Veteran3rd: 5591 LANDGREBE Mrs B J Euphrosin Anet 

 OB (4 Entries) Abs: 2 

1st: 5593 LIND, Miss J M & WALKER Mrs R Condalf Bubbilicious --------A lovely typey lady with a beautiful headpiece. Dark, well shaped eyes, correct mouth and thick ear leather set onto skull well. Strong neck with moderate shoulder layback, decent width of front propped up on good bone with tight feet. Carrying quite a roll over her shoulder, otherwise very nice in outline with moderate angle to the rear. She moved quite well. Was carrying quite a bit of excess weight which cost her dearly in the bitch line up, her stablemate paid a high price for the same reason in OD. This is a household that obviously makes great pies !!!2nd: 5588 DARLING Miss C Ammolitegold Chicca Coco