• Date: 18/10/2015
  • Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
  • Judge: Lesley Layland Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 07/04/2019

North West Golden Retriever Club

North West Golden Retriever Club

Open Show

Sunday 18th October 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed my days judging for this very friendly club of which i was made very welcome. So thank you to the officers and committee for their kind invitation and to my very helpful stewards who kept the ring running smoothly all day. The show is held in a lovely venue and the atmosphere all day from both committee and exhibitors was very warm and welcoming with all class winners receiving a round of applause. Thank you to the exhibitors for such a lovely entry and for allowing me to go over your beautiful dogs. The quality was excellent with many deciding factors being placed on coat and overall body condition. I was extremely delighted to see here today so many retaining their lovely black pigment but I did find one incorrect bite. One or two exhibits could have done with a little more 'tidier' trimming but I was disappointed to find a handful who's owners had trimmed everything else but had forgotten to trim their dog's feet, and I do like to see tidy and well presented feet. I was delighted with both dog and bitch line ups with anyone of able to take the top spot but, eventually and without hesitation I gave BIS to the young dog Sharp & Martin's Gunhills Barnaby Rudge At Jomaroski with RBIS going to the equally quality bitch Broadhead's Monchique Pachance To Dream JW and BPIS to Tindale's Camestone Edge Of Glory.

Veteran Dog 4 (3abs)

1st Loverock's Putjade Pickpocket JW ShCM

I was very pleased to start my day with this lovely 8yr old dark coated boy who was clearly enjoying his day out with his playful movement. Kind and masculine head of good shape with nice dark eyes and good pigment. Strong neck of good length on well angulated shoulders and standing on straight well boned forelegs placed well under body with tight feet and pasterns. Mature in body with a good spring of rib and short coupled. Lovely turn of stifle with short neat hocks. Super level topline, in lovely coat and condition.

Minor Puppy Dog 1

1st McGuffie's Milltimber Moonriver

Stood alone but a worthy winner. Nicely made short coupled pale coated boy of 8 mths. Lovely dark pigment with kind eye and good ear set giving a gentle expression he just needs a little time to develop more into his head. Lovely length of neck into a good layback of shoulder and return of upper arm with a lovely level topline leading to a correct tailset. Forelegs straight and well boned with lovely catlike feet. Good length and depth of ribcage with a good turn of stifle and straight hocks. Moved ok but just needs to settle a little more but nonetheless a very nice youngster.

Puppy Dog 5 (1abs)

1st Tindale's Camestone Edge Of Glory

What a cracker! Super boy of nearly 12mths and so well put together with good bone and substance, showing correct balance and presented in lovely pale coat and in good muscular condition. Truly masculine head of lovely type with kind dark eyes and super pigment. Good length of neck leading to a lovely level topline and correct tailset. Shoulders well laid with lovely forehand construction with correct length of upper arm. Forelegs well boned on neat feet placed well under body and elbows tucked in. Plenty of forechest and good depth through brisket with ribs well sprung and short coupled body. Lovely bend of stifle which complimented his super front angulation with plenty of width to his second thigh and hocks short, neat and straight when viewed from rear. Once settled, he is very easy on the move showing his lovely forward extension. Just a few tweaks here and there with his handling from his novice handler to get the very best out of him is all that is needed. A very exciting and promising example of the breed. Was extremely delighted to award him BEST PUPPY DOG  and eventually BEST PUPPY IN SHOW. Will watch his future with great interest.

2nd Loach's Glenrioch Prince Charming

Handsome masculine head with lovely kind dark eye and pleasing expression. Clean and reachy neck into good layback of shoulders with well boned forelegs placed well under body on neat feet. Deep chest and short coupled body. Nicely balanced body proportions with good angulation at both front and rear. Has hit the 'teenage' stage in growth and just lacking in coat today but a very nice boy who was unlucky to meet class winner.

3rd McGuffie's Milltimber Moonriver

Junior Dog 6 (2abs, 1w/d)

1st Wedge's Riverscharm Mr McGregor

Although not in his best coat today this mid golden boy cannot be over looked for he has a super level and clean outline. Standing foresquare he shows balance with lovely body proportions. Handsome in head he has a lovely kind dark eye of good shape giving a very pleasing and masculine expression. Strong reachy neck set on well laid back shoulders with good length and return of upper arm. Straight well boned forelegs on neat feet and tight pasterns. Well ribbed and short coupled body with a nice turn of stifle and good second thigh. Super on the move showing his forward reach and placing feet correctly. Not a big boy and still needs plenty of time to fully mature but a lovely example of the breed.

2nd Usher's Alumbeck's Holly Nimbus At Tolush

Pale coated boy of different type to 1, rangier with more scope. Masculine head of good type with dark eye and pigment. Good length of neck and front angulation. Straight forelegs but would prefer a little more bone and tighter feet. Nice bend of stifle and short straight hocks. Moved ok. Just needs more coat and time to fill his frame but a very nice boy.

3rd Fokti's Gremisha Happiness

Yearling Dog 2

1st Wedge's Riverscharm Mr McGregor

2nd Sloan's Palmonas Man Of The World JW

Unlucky to meet 1. Nicely made mid golden boy with good bone and substance. Pleasing head and expression with good shape to eye and again another with lovely dark pigment. Muscular neck of good length set on nicely angulated shoulders. Good depth of chest, straight forelegs, elbows tucked in on tight catlike feet. Short through the loin with a good bend to stifle and in good muscular condition. Moved out well with a good length of stride. Preferred his topline on the move as tends to slouch in rear quarters a little when stood and found his coat today to be a little harsh.

Maiden Dog 4 (1w/d)

1st McGuffie's Milltimber Moonriver

2nd Liggins' Mjaerumhogda's Legacy (imp Nor)

A very nice boy standing and hands on of 11 mths but needs to settle on the move as it was a little erratic today making it difficult to fully assess. Liked him for his overall type but I do feel he needs to grow on a little more. Appealing masculine head with lovely dark eye and pigment. Good depth and width to muzzle with correct bite. Good length of neck on nicely angulated shoulders. Ribs well sprung with a short and compact body with good bone and substance. Good turn of stifle and short straight hocks on neat feet.

3rd Fokti's Gremisha Happiness

Novice Dog 4 (1abs, 1w/d) 

1st Liggins' Mjaerumhogda's Legacy (imp Nor)

2nd Fokti's Gremisha Happiness

Happy boy clearing enjoying his day out. Masculine head with kind dark eye, good pigment and correct bite. Good length of neck, shoulders ok. Moved out well. Could do with a little more body and condition on him and just tends to stands a little roached backed but nicely handled by his novice owner.

Graduate Dog 11 (4abs)

1st Sharp & Martin's Gunhills Barnaby Rudge At Jomaroski

What an absolutely super boy, this boy is what the breed standard is all about. Not at all flashy as some but is truly honest and well made. What you see is what you get with him and hands on he's a little gem. Super well balanced head with lovely kind dark eyes, ears well set with correct scissor bite all enhanced with his super dark pigment and showing his masculinity all through without a hint of being harsh. Strong and muscular neck of good length onto well laid back shoulders with nice return of upper arm. Forelegs well-boned and straight on neat feet with good strength to pasterns. Deep through the chest with a good spring of rib leading to short firm loin and couplings. Nicely angulated stifles with short hocks and strong rear pasterns. Looks a picture standing with his lovely level topline and correct tailset but really shows how well he his made when on the move with his super movement. He has power and strength from his rear quarters allowing him to easily push forward and viewed in profile he has super forward extension with a lovely forehand return. All topped of with a quality double mid golden coat with pale feathering and in hard muscular condition. Straight out of the top draw he shows true balance and confirmation throughout. Confidently handled by his novice owner he is definitely one for greater things. He is a credit to both breeder and owner. I will watch his future with interest. Had no hesitation in awarding him BEST DOG  and BEST IN SHOW.

2nd Vernon's Graceleigh Playboy JW

Another lovely boy who was unlucky to meet 1 today. Strong and upstanding boy with lovely bone showing correct body length to height ratio. All male head of good balance with nice amount of stop, dark eyes and a kind masculine expression. Muscular neck on well placed shoulders with good front angulation. Good width and depth to chest and spring of rib with strong loin and short couplings. Rear anguation matching front showing a lovely turn of stifle. Very nice on the move showing a good reach with a lovely level topline. Just lost out to winner on lacking a little maturity.

3rd Shaw's Akenscales Eiri Na Greine JW

Post Graduate Dog 5 (2abs)

1st Goddard's Soneve Stargazer At Glansevern

A lighter framed boy than 2 who won the class on his more positive front movement. Nicely balanced head with good amount of stop, eyes dark of good shape and ears well set. Good length of neck into well angulated shoulders, level topline and tail set. Forelegs straight with ample bone on good feet with elbows tucked in. Chest of good depth with ribs well back and short through couplings. Nicely turned stifle with short straight hocks. Moved out well with a lovely stride. Just needs more coat and time to develop a little more over loin and to drop. 

2nd Broadhead's Monchique Status Quo JW

Rich mid golden boy and as always from this kennel presented to perfection. Smaller and a little heavier in build with good bone and substance. Compact in body with a good width to chest and ribs well sprung. Legs well under body on lovely tight feet. Lovely front and rear angulation and in good muscular condition all through. Very pleasing in head with a lovely dark eye.

3rd Prior's Cailloch Santos

Limit Dog 6 

These three were unlucky to meet each other as all have equal qualities. The first two were of similar type.

1st McGuffie's Drumkilty Urquhart Of Milltimber

Liked this chap for his lovely straight, true and easy movement. Well up to size 5 yr old with a lovely masculine well chiselled head, kind dark eyes of good shape with a good depth and width to muzzle, correct bite and ears well set. Lovely muscular neck of good length leading to a good layback of shoulder and return of upper arm and a strong level topline with correct tailset. Good depth and width to chest with plenty of heart and lung room. Mature in body with a strong loin and short coupling. Nicely turned stifles with short neat hocks, legs well boned on nice catlike feet. Well presented and in lovely coat and condition.

2nd Youngson's Treeveville Endeavour

Another very nice boy who was sadly pipped to the post due to lacking in coat and a little weight across the loin today.  Upstanding 4yr old with a super well balanced masculine head of good type enhanced by lovely dark pigment, pleasing eye with correct ear set and scissor bite. Strong and lengthy neck set on well angulated shoulders leading to a lovely level topline. Well boned forelegs with deep brisket and ribs well sprung. Rear angulation complimenting that of his front, hocks parallel with strong rear pasterns. Moved out straight and true and in good muscular condition.  

3rd Wilkinson's Catcombe Crystal Ball At Pajula

Open Dog 3 (1abs)

1st Broadhead's Putjade Pachanga With Monchique JW ShCM

Well made all through with super bone and substance and a lovely clean outline this boy has a gorgeous masculine yet soft head that has good proportions and balance. Eyes dark of good shape giving a very pleasing expression. Clean and muscular neck of super reach onto well placed shoulders with good front assembly and return of upper arm. Standing foresquare on straight well boned legs of good length with elbows tucked in. Deep mature chest of good width with well ribbed back, short couplings and strong and muscular through the loin. Well bent stifle with strong rear quarters and a good second thigh. Hocks straight and short with tight neat feet. Powerful on the move with a very easy and free stride. In lovely full pale double coat of good texture and strong muscular condition. RESERVE BEST DOG 

2nd Falconer's Soneve Simply Red By Siatham.

Very pleasing masculine head with a lovely expression from kind dark eyes. Lovely level topline with good shape all through and a well proportioned body with a good length of leg. Well placed shoulders with equal length of upper arm. Good length and depth of rib cage with a mature and short coupled body. Nicely turned stifle with good width to second thigh and hocks straight and well let down. Moved out well with a lovely forehand return. Sadly not quite in his best coat today but still a very nice boy.

Veteran Bitch 5 (2abs)

1st Smithies' Nunsbrook Teazel At Alfiro

A lovely pale coated girl who at 8yrs is just starting to show her age. Very pretty and feminine head with nice amount of foreface and defined stop. Lovely eye shape and pigment with correct bite. Very reachy neck of good length with well angulated shoulders, straight forelegs, elbows tucked in on neat feet. Mature chest of good depth with ribs well sprung. Strong and muscular loin with well bent stifles and good second thigh. Moved out easy and true with a lovely rear action, holding her topline, head and tail carriage level at all times. A little longer cast than some but one who still retains balance. Delighted to award her BEST VETERAN IN SHOW

2nd Broadhead's Monchique Golden Dreams JW

A different type to winner. Dark golden coated, short coupled and compact girl with a mature and well ribbed body. Pretty feminine head with good pigment, dark eye and melting expression. Strong muscular neck of good length onto well laid back shoulders with forelegs straight and well boned on tight catlike feet with strong pasterns with lovely rear angulation matching front and moved out with a powerful gait. She was clearing enjoying her day out with her ever wagging tail.

3rd Shaw's Monchique Aisling Orla At Akenscales

Minor Puppy Bitch 5 (1abs)

3 promising puppies

1st Magson's Castlegolden Classy Lady

Pale coated compact bitch of 7mths. Attractive feminine head with kind dark eye and super pigment. Ears well set and correct bite. Good length of neck onto well angulated shoulders with straight well boned forelegs on neat catlike feet. Well ribbed chest allowing for plenty of heart and lung room. Short coupled with a lovely turn of stifle and short neat hocks with good width to second thigh. Very easy on the move placing feet correctly and keeping a lovely head and tail carriage. Unlucky to meet the more mature bitch puppy in the challenge.

2nd Cruttwell's Ashbyglen The Two Of Us

Just 6mths and clearly enjoy her day out. So well put together for her age. Lovely clean outline and balance throughout with the prettiest of heads and super black pigment. Lovely reach of neck and well angulated shoulders with a good depth of chest and ribs well back. Short in couplings with a lovely turn of stifle. Just needs to settle down on her movement but that will come with time.

3rd McGuffie's Milltimber Moondust

Puppy Bitch 7

1st Magson's Castlegolden Classy Lady

2nd Ashton's Willowlawn La Sylphide

Another very nice bitch with similar remarks to 1. Very appealing head with melting expression, kind dark eye and good pigment. Nicely balanced all through she has a lovely reach of neck leading to well placed shoulders with good front angulation. Good forechest with straight legs well under body on neat feet. Short and compact in body with good rear angulation and hocks well let down. Moved out well with good drive maintaining her level topline.

3rd Ewart's Beaupippin Dusky Lilac

Junior 8

1st Ewart's Beaupippin Dusky Lilac

Nicely made light golden girl who is well up to size and now needs time to mature. Sweet feminine head with good balance and dark pigment. Strong neck leading to good lay back of shoulder with correct upper arm. Well boned forelegs on the neatest of feet. Good width of chest and short coupled body with a lovely turn of stifle. Hocks straight and parallel when viewed from rear. True and steady mover holding her topline.

2nd Smith's Rocamoka Harbour Lights

Another well made girl who has a lovely well balance head with sweet feminine expression. Lovely clean outline with correct body proportions. Good length of neck into well placed shoulders, leading onto a lovely level topline and correct tailset. Deep well sprung ribs and short coupled body with nicely angulated rear quarters. One who can definitely move straight and true without effort just a pity she left her coat at home.

3rd McKay's Wyebank Unforgettable

Yearling Bitch 6 (5abs)

1st Ewart's Beaupippin Dusky Lilac

Maiden Bitch 7 (1abs)

1st Taylor's Marchmanor Heart Of Gold At Joyshan

Dark golden of 3yrs in good coat and condition. Good reach of neck on correct shoulders with straight forelegs. Good width to chest and well bodied. Firm loin and short coupled with a lovely angulated stifle. Won the class on her more positive and accurate movement over 2. Would just prefer a little softer in head to give a more feminine expression and a little more trimming to her neck.

2nd Ratcliffe's Wyebank Uptown Girl

A lot to like about this pale bitch of 12mths. Lovely in outline and showing correct balance at both ends she has a lovely reach of neck into well placed shoulders and straight front. Good length of leg and elbows tucked in. Good spring of rib and turn of stifle. Very pretty feminine head with nice dark pigment. Just lacking a little in confidence today but with more practice this will be over come.

3rd Smithies' Alfiro Hopes And Dreams

Novice 9 (5abs)

1st McGuffie's Milltimber Moondust

Well presented with a profuse pale coat this bitch is short and compact with legs placed well under body with good bone and plenty of substance. Reachy neck of good length onto good lay back of shoulder and correct upper arm. Chest of good depth and width and short coupled just needs to drop a little into her stifle. Like her brother, the winner of MPD she also need to develop a little more in head but still has very good pigment and eye shape. Steady on the move with a good topline and tailset.

2nd Smith's Rocamoka Harbour Lights

3rd Smithies' Alfiro Hopes And Dreams

Graduate Bitch 9 (4abs)

Two very nice bitches headed this class.

1st Broadhead Monchique Pachance To Dream JW

What a super bitch she is in every way and from any angle she just shouts out quality. Presented in beautiful double pale coat of excellent condition she has the most feminine of heads showing a kind and gentle expression from her lovely dark eyes with a good depth of muzzle and well balanced throughout. Muscular neck of good length flowing into well laid back shoulders with super front angulation and good length of upper arm. Well boned and dead straight forelegs, elbows fitting closely to body on the best of feet with tight pasterns. Good depth and width to chest with ribs well sprung, strong through the loin and short in couplings. Lovely rear angulation which complimented that of her front. She easily stands out from the crowd with her beautifully clean and elegant outline and once on the move she easily shows off her lovely length of stride with correct foot work from her powerful hind quarters. Another top class bitch from this kennel who I was delighted to award Best Bitch, Reserve Best In Show & Best Opposite Sex

2nd Ewart's Beaupippin Diamond Dawn JW

Quality pale coated bitch who excels in front angulation. She looks a picture standing foresquare and once on the move with here very easy yet powerful stride maintaining her level topline at all times. Pretty feminine well balanced head with super dark eyes and pigment giving a lovely soft expression. Strong reachy neck of good length leading to correct shoulder placement with super front angulation. Forelegs straight and well boned with the tightest of feet and strong pasterns. Deep well ribbed body with a nice amount of forechest, strong and muscular over loin and short coupled. Lovely turn of stifle with good width to second thigh and well muscled throughout. Quite mature for her young age but still needs plenty of time to get the very best out of her. Delighted to award her BEST PUPPY BITCH.

3rd Hird's Wyebank Scarlett Ribbons

Post Graduate Bitch 7 (2abs)

1st Falconer's Stourcrest Solar Storm Of Saitham

Very impressed with this bitch, liked her for her lovely clean lines, balance and body proportions. A little more height to her than some bitches but still maintaining balance with good height to length ratio. Attractive feminine head of lovely type with kind dark eye and good pigment. Long clean and reachy neck into well laid back shoulders with blades of equal length. Elbows tucked in and straight well boned forelegs on tidy feet and strong pasterns. Well ribbed body of good depth and width giving plenty of heartroom. Strong and firm loin and short coupled. Lovely rear angulation with hocks short and strong rear pasterns. Moved out truly with excellent reach and drive. Maturity and a little more coat is all that is needed to complete the lovely picture. RESERVE BEST BITCH

2nd Ewart's Beaupippin Careyburn Linn

Another very nice bitch who excels on the move with her lovely forward reach from her strong driving rear action. Nicely balanced head with defined stop, dark eye and good ear set. Muscular reachy neck into well angulated shoulders, straight well boned forelegs and neat feet. Correct width of chest and well bodied. Short in couplings with well bent stifles, good width to second thigh and in strong muscular condition throughout.

3rd Loverock's Thornywait Isadorable With Lovissa

Limit Bitch 3 (1abs)

1st Youngson's Treeveville True To Life

Well presented mid golden bitch in lovely coat and condition. Classic feminine head with gentle expression from lovely dark eyes of correct shape. Super reach of neck flowing into a lovely level topline and tailset which she maintains on the move. Excellent front angulation with shoulders well laid back with good return of upper arm. Legs well under body with good bone and tight pasterns. Nice amount of forechest with a good depth through brisket and a well ribbed mature body. Strong loin with rear angulation of equal merit to front. Moved with drive from strong rear quarters.

2nd Ashton's Willowlawn Santa Baby JW

Shorter coupled pale bitch with lovely body proportions. Pretty feminine head with kind dark eye, ears well set and correct scissor bite. Strong neck of good length onto a good placement of shoulder and forehand construction with good length to blades. Forelegs straight and of good bone with elbows closely fitting to body. Chest of good depth and ribs well back. Stifles well bent and strong in quarters. Hocks neat and well let down. Moved well.

Open Bitch 2 (1abs)

1st Ashton's Willowlawn Prima Ballerina JW

Pale bitch in lovely coat and condition. Classic in outline with lovely angulation. Attractive well shaped head of good type with a gentle expression from dark eyes. Muscular reachy neck with well laid back shoulders and good return of upper arm. Mature chest of good width and depth, ribs well sprung and short coupled. Nicely turned stifle with good width to second thigh, hocks straight when viewed from rear and neat catlike feet. Moved ok but was better with a change of handler in the challenge.

Judge Lesley Layland (Applecote)