• Date: 09/12/2017
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Andrew Gullick Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 05/11/2018

Ladies Kennel Association

Breed: Norfolk Terrier

The Ladies Kennel Association 2017  Norfolk Terrier    Judge: Mr Andrew Gullick (Merauder)       My sincere thanks goes firstly the exhibitors. On what was a day of the worst of travelling conditions some of the entry managed to get to the NEC safely, I had visions of LKA of yesteryear. I live near to the venue but not even my scheduled transport were able to go a few hundred yards in my home town. I made the decision to somehow get to the train station and board the first available train at 9:10am out of Rugby to the NEC after letting the organisers know at 6.45am what I could achieve should I be unable to travel by car and very conscious of not letting anyone down. I managed to get to the breed ring approximately 9:40 knowing that judging was delayed by the organising committee. The halls were notably empty with many benches untouched. The true nature of true dog folk showed through with the few who managed to get into the halls with their charges. Even I wondered how I would get home but in the moment when we make these decisions the show must go on and indeed it did. My entry may have been decimated by the travelling conditions but the overall quality was still there in the dogs I had to go over.    BEST OF BREED : 6334 GEE Mrs R Watercroft Pop Picker   Dog CC : 6341 JENKINS Miss D Kinsridge Witty Banter   Res Dog CC : 6332 GEE Mrs R Watercroft Calling Time   Bitch CC : 6334 GEE Mrs R Watercroft Pop Picker   Res Bitch CC : 6353 THOMPSON-MORGAN Mrs C S Belleville Ovation   Best Puppy : 6341 JENKINS Miss D Kinsridge Witty Banter   Best Veteran :       Class 1715 MPD (3 Entries) Abs: 2   1st: 6355 WALKER Mr D Roxypark Spring Time     7 month old red of good size. Head could be more rounded which meant ears were a little high set and not always dropping close to the cheek. Eye shape was good but could be darker, head proportions were good, great bone, front construction could be better, layback of shoulder was ok. Good spring of rib, longer cast overall. Moved with vigour, tailset ok, good coat texture, enjoying his day out today with his owner.    Class 1716 PD (5 Entries) Abs: 2   1st: 6341 JENKINS Miss D Kinsridge Witty Banter   Both 1 & 2 very similar in overall type. Great head & expression, typiest of heads, great teeth and bite, good neck into well laid shoulders, good length of upper arm into straight front, tight feet. Wells sprung ribs into short loin, short backed into correct tailset carried well. Moved with reach & drive, good coat texture, well presented and showed himself off very well. Pleased to award him the CC.    2nd: 6332 GEE Mrs R Watercroft Calling Time   Very similar in overall type to one, carries a lot of the same attributes just not quite the same front construction of 1. Great coat texture, correct Norfolk head and bite, good eye, correct neck. Short backed, good boned and well presented. Moved with reach in drive just not quite as tight coming towards me. Pleased to award him the RCC.    3rd: 6343 JENKINS, Miss D & MCCOURT Mrs S Kinsridge Crackshot TAF       Class 1717 JD (1 Entries) Abs: 0   1st: 6326 BAUMBACH Mrs M Wederdena's Harry Beau   Red male of lovey size, head of good proportions but could be stronger. Neck ok as was his shoulder placement. Bone was good, good spring of ribs, good bone. Moved very happily for his owner enjoying his day out.      Class 1718 PGD (2 Entries) Abs: 0   1st: 6326 BAUMBACH Mrs M Wederdena's Harry Beau   Per Junior Dog    2nd: 6356 WALKER Mr D Hedgefield Brucey Baby   Rangier in overall type to 1, Strong head and expression, good bone with strong teeth. Head ok but lacked stop with spoilt his expression. Needs a darker eye. Tailset good. Coat coming through could benefit from more drive from behind with some road walking this would improve.      Class 1719 LD (4 Entries) Abs: 3   1st: 6328 BROWN Mr & Mrs G & S Dajean Dotty's Digger     Strong head & expression, Good eye shape & size with a good head ^& strong jaw, head could have a better bite. Strong bone, front could be better, good tailset but could be shorter in back. Coat ok for texture, moved well behind. Well behave for his owner both in the class and line up well all exhibitors proved themselves to be very sporting.    Class 1720 OD NO ENTRIES     Class 1721 VD (1 Entries) Abs: 1       Class 1722 GCD (1 Entries) Abs: 0   1st: 6328 BROWN Mr & Mrs G & S Dajean Dotty's Digger     As before    Class 1723 MPB (4 Entries) Abs: 3   1st: 6342 JENKINS Miss D Kinsridge Tip The Wink     Feminine 6 month old puppy with a pretty head & expression. Good bite, correct neck, good shoulder placement with good bone for size. Short backed, loved her overall type, tailset good with good carriage. Great drive from behind will learn to use her front to its full potential with time but still so young and typically Norfolk in temperament. Presented & showed well.    Class 1724 PB (1 Entries) Abs: 0   1st: 6333 GEE Mrs R Watercroft Gold Dust   10 month old red, great type & size and overall shape. Great head expression and eye with correct bite, correct should but could do with a little more length in upper arm, short backed, good overall condition. Well presented with good coat texture, good drive from behind but not quite the reach in front, in good condition.      Class 1725 JB (3 Entries) Abs: 3       Class 1726 PGB (3 Entries) Abs: 3       Class 1727 LB (2 Entries) Abs: 1   1st: 6353 THOMPSON-MORGAN Mrs C S Belleville Ovation   2 year old bitch, prettiest of head & expressions, correct bite with correct dark eyes. Neatest of ears. Good neck into well laid shoulders though a little thick. Moved with reach & drive on side gait. However not as tight both fore & aft. Enough bone. Presented well, pleased to award he the RCC.      Class 1728 OB (4 Entries) Abs: 3   1st: 6334 GEE Mrs R Watercroft Pop Picker   2 ½ year old red bitch of great overall size shape & type.  Excellent head & expression with a scissor bite. Strong jaw, good bone, correct neck into good shoulders balanced with the same angles to the rear. This coupled with a short back, well spring ribs & a short loin. Tailset good though carriage could be better to be critical. Overall panted a great picture of a Norfolk, moved presented & showed well for their owner. Pleased to award her the CC & BOB.      Class 1729 VB NO ENTRIES     Class 1730 GCB NO ENTRIES