• Show Date: 21/03/2015
  • Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
  • Judged by: Marc Smith Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 24/04/2022

Herts & Essex Border Canine Society





Mini Longs

Junior (3)

1 - King’s Summerview Perfect Percy, smart 11 month dog who was good to go over and moved well, keeping his topline. I appreciated his head, feet and overall proportions. I see he is sired by my BOB. RBOB & BP. 2 – McCarthy’s Nagshall Digby Mac.

Graduate (3)

1- McCarthy’s Nagshall Loralei, pretty, femine 18 month bitch. She won this class on her attractive head, good forechest and keel and her topline held on the move. On the challenge for RBOB I felt the Junior class winner edged it on movement. 2- Green’s Neertanauf Jack Jones.

Open (7)

This was a mixed class of varying quality. Overall I felt heads and feet were disappointing.

1 – King’s Summerview Make Way For Roo ShCM, confident and compact 5 year old of good proportions who was the best mover in the class while maintaining his topline. I appreciated his head, forechest and feet. BOB. 2 – Rouse’s Doujac Simply Red.

Mini Smooths

Junior (5, 1a)

1 – Burton’s Swingletrees Double O’Severn, an eyecatching dog just 6 months old. He was confident, good to go over, of good proportions and a true miniature in size. He moved with drive, holding his head proudly. BP. 2 – Phillips’ Hopes And Dreams For Daxphilly, another smart youngster of 7 months. She was confident, was of good proportions and moved well.

Graduate (3, 2a)

1 – Nichols’ Chapood Secret Wish, stood alone in the class but filled the ring with presence. My notes say ‘cheeky chappie’; he was confident and moved with purpose. I appreciated his houndy head, carried well on the move, and his overall proportions. Narrowly lost out on RBOB on movement to a lovely bitch.

Open (3, 1a)

Despite only being two present, this was a tough class with well-finished and beautifully presented exhibits.

1 – Burton’s Swingletrees Razzamatazz JW, smart dog nearly 3 years old. I appreciated his head, forechest and balanced proportions. He moved with drive and purpose, keeping his head held confidently and maintaining his topline. BOB. 2 – Phillips’ Lokmadi Leading Lady For Daxphilly, elegant feminine bitch of 22 months. She was good to go over and although I preferred her head and overall proportions I felt the class winner edged it on movement. RBOB.

Standard Longs

Despite being the lowest entry of the varieties I judged today, I felt it was the strongest overall, with all 5 exhibits worthy of BOB.

Junior (1)

1 – Booth & Elsley’s Labbadax Gimme Gimme Gimme At Abbalongdat, stunning, elegant bitch of 14 months. I appreciated her typical head, forechest, keel, ribbing and movement. She made it very difficult for me in the challenge for BOB where I felt the Open winner moved with more purpose and arrogance while I preferred her head over the 2nd in that class. RBOB.

Graduate (2)

1 – Booth & Elsley’s Labbadax Gimme Gimme Gimme At Abbalongdat. 2 – Hagan & Borsuk’s What A Corker At Follypaws. Handsome 5 year old dog who moved well and I appreciated his head and forechest.

Open (3)

1 – Hagan & Borsuk’s Ir Ch Badamtam’s Via Baltica At Follypaws (Imp FIN), an attractively arrogant b/t dog of good proportions with a houndy head, strong forechest and beautiful coat that was not heavy. He was of sound construction and moved well, maintaining his topline and carrying his head high, on which he edged the Junior winner for BOB. Thrilled to see him go G2. 2 – Burke & Manston’s Bonavoir Serenity, another worthy winner. I appreciated this 3 year old bitch’s overall proportions, construction and size, her movement and correct coat.

Standard Smooths

Junior (5, 3a)

1 – Seago & Gibbard’s Amlida Spirit, smart and well constructed chocolate boy of 6 months. He was good to go over and I especially liked his head, forechest and topline which he held on the move. Great temperament, just needs more confidence and show practice but a future star in the making I’m sure. RBOB & BP. 2 – Alton’s Kiersha That’s Showbusiness, a feminine 6 month old who showed well once settled down, even more so when exhibited in a second class. I appreciated her good forechest and overall construction and proportions.

Graduate (1, 1a)

Open (6, 3a)

1 – Seago & Gibbard’s Ch Amlida Dramatiker, handsome, smart and appealingly arrogant 4 year old who stood out as soon as he walked into the ring. He was of sound temperament and I appreciated his head, forechest, ribbing and overall size and proportions and well-muscled quarters. He moved well, holding his head proud and maintaining his topline as he went. BOB. 2 – Burke & Manston’s Africandawns Runner Man, a well put-together 2 year old dog of good size and proportions. He moved well but preferred the class winner’s overall balance and purposeful movement.