• Show Date: 17/04/2016
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judged by: Helen Gutteridge Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 07/04/2019

Siberian Husky Club Of Great Britain

Breed: Siberian Husky

Siberian Husky Club of Great Britain Championship show 17th April 2016. It was my great pleasure to referee at this show. There were no entries in Stud dog. Brood Bitch: 3 entries. 1st: Winter and Unwin’s Nashanessen’s Pale Rider at Snowtrekka. This mother and three offspring were all nice examples of functional Siberians. Their main virtue which won them this class was the decent length and angulation of the upper arm (humerus), which was lacking to a greater or lesser degree in the other entries. Consequently they also moved the best from the side as well as going out and coming back, with good reach, drive and no evidence of unnecessary effort. Nice typey heads. 2nd: Sargent’s Keriquel Meribel. A very even sample of offspring. Rather short and steep in upper arm and therefore also lacking forechest. 3rd: Johns Rajarani Koko for Alepenkye. Another very even litter. Also need more length and slope to upper arm. Nice foxy heads. Brace: 5 entries. 1st: Bradley’s. Dark grey and white pair. Well matched for shape, size, gait, colour and markings. Good front assemblies , correct chest shape, good length of croup. Heads nicely proportioned, saucy expressions. Most importantly they gaited well and soundly from all views. 2nd: Downey and Lasts’s. Grey and white well matched pair. Correct body proportions, moved soundly. Attractive heads. 3rd: Cunningham’s. Two top size grey and white boys. They moved well and were masculine without coarseness. I was asked to select Best in Show. I could well understand my fellow judges’ difficulty. As a well known tv personality often says “there was barely a sheet of Bronco between them”. Quite extraordinary how two judges, independently judging each sex, could finish with a best of sex that were so similar to each other. In the end I split the slimmest of hairs and chose the bitch who was a tiny bit steadier than the male on the move and also had a slightly more mischievous expression. Helen Gutteridge