- Date: 26/08/2017
- Show Type: Championship Show
- Judge: Ann Snelgrove Contact Judge
- Published Date: 05/11/2018
"Joint Whippet Clubs' Championship Show"
The Whippet Club of Scotland
Joint Whippet Clubs’ Championship Show 26th August 2017
It was a privilege to Judge at this well run show with such a very friendly atmosphere and with such a lovely entry in number and quality. The Secretary and her team were most welcoming & I had two very efficient stewards in Agnes May-Pollock and Robin Pollock, overall making my day a most enjoyable one.
The quality of this large entry was very good making for some very difficult decisions on the day & with some very full classes it would have been easy to award many more cards. The limit bitch class in particular was one where 10 cards wouldn’t have gone amiss in my opinion & I feel very lucky to have had classes such as this, & others, to judge.
I still have some niggles about a few heads in the older classes, including teeth and bite, as I am conscious that this contributes to part of the function of the breed as does of course the front angulations in the placing of the lay of shoulder and upper arm. Not too many over exaggerated rears presented but without the correct lay of front the balance through is lost.
Movement on the whole was good, but a few did jinx a little on the wooden floor, but again without this overall balance throughout, the foot placement and ease of movement is not so evident.
1st Heads – Demerlay Snowy Owl; presented a lovely overall picture of flowing lines & very correct angulation front & back. The most lovely head & expression with a good length of neck and body which was well ribbed back and sufficient depth. A little unsettled at times but could not be denied this class.
2nd McKenzie – Courtborne Timmy At Aberlake (imp. Nor); another curvy & smart baby presenting a good overall picture with good angles front and back. Lovely head into a good neck, lovely for length & depth of body for age flowing into good rear quarters but was just a little exuberant on the move today.
3rd Purvis & Johnston – Danluke Death By Chocolate For Rheagar.
1st Newton’s – By Design Of Nevedith; Such a curvy puppy of flowing lines with lovely angles over his shoulder & upper arm with a nice head & a good length of neck. Hands flow over him on examination, he has correct length & depth of body flowing into an unexaggerated, correct rear end. Moved out well if a little unsteady at times but he is still a lovely, baby puppy. BPD and BPIS.
2nd Russell’s – Glantam Genesis; another curvy puppy of good size and overall angulation, nothing exaggerated and presenting a lovely picture stood. Lovely head & expression, good length to neck, body, well ribbed back and with depth flowing into curvy rear quarters. Again slightly unsteady on the move but this will come with maturity.
3rd Poole – Edenwhip Quantum Of Solace.
1st Howgate & Hulls – Palmik Whisper Again J.W; headed a very nice class of youngsters, shapely lad from his good head to his curvy rear. Good length & breadth of neck into a well laid front, correct length & depth of body, well ribbed back, shapely underline flowing into good rear angulation. Nicely conditioned youngster who moved out well.
2nd Winders – Burnt Sienna Piano; very slightly different in body type to 1st but still a quality youngster. Attractive head & expression, good in neck length flowing into a well set front although he can sometimes stand producing a slight dip behind his shoulders. Good in body length & depth, well ribbed back flowing into correctly angled rear quarters. Moved out well.
3rd Harris’ – Zoraden Surprise Party.
YD (5, 0abs)
1st Shepherds – Citycroft Sundae With Oxana JW ShCM; loved this dogs overall picture & balance & considered him for the RCC but felt that a touch more maturity was needed. Lovely in head & expression, good length neck flowing into a correctly laid front, his length & depth of body was good, well ribbed back with a curvy underline. Correctly angled rear quarters making for very sound & steady movement.
2nd Marston-Pollock’s – Falconcrag Another Class; unlucky to meet 1st in such form, a slightly more mature looking lad who again presents a lovely overall picture. Correctly angled front and rear with a lovely neck of length & breadth. Curvy underline to his body with good length & depth, well ribbed back & presented in lovely body condition. Moved out well.
3rd Thirds – Windfly Onner Blue Moon At Bruntsfield.
ND (6, 1abs)
1st Heads – Demerlay Snowy Owl; 1st in MPD
2nd Dargues – Supetas Just Call Me Special; so much more settled here, smart youngster with a lovely head & expression. Good neck length into a nicely laid front, good for length of body & ribbing, curvy underline all flowing into correctly angled rear quarters.
Still a little unsettled on the move slightly spoiling the overall picture.
3rd Langcake & Shorts – Langshor The Midas Touch.
1st Ellams – Tarward Jaguar; I liked this dogs overall picture & balance, nothing exaggerated in any department. Lovely head & expression, good in length & breadth of neck flowing into his correctly laid front. His body length, ribbing and depth were of correct proportions flowing into a well set rear. Shown in lovely overall condition &moved out soundly.
2nd Russell’s - Palmik Depeche Mode; a lovely shapely youngster of good size and lovely head and expression. His neck flows into a well laid front, good in body length & depth, well ribbed with curvy underline all flowing into a correct set rear angulation. Felt he was carrying a wee bit of extra condition today but moved out well.
3rd Morris & Waddell – Burnt Sienna Wind Chimes At Crosscop (imp. Swe)
PGD (7, 1abs)
1st Poole’s – Crosscop No Matter What; Lovely flowing & curvy lines to this male from his nice head through his good length neck to his tail. He has well set shoulders into a good length of body, well ribbed back with correct depth and a curvy underline. Correct & curvy rear quarters make for a good overall picture on the stack & he moved out well to take this class.
2nd Heads – Promised You A Miracle Da Roseira Brava At Demerlay; more settled here than in PD, he needs to come into his head a tad more. Another of flowing lines presenting a good overall picture when stacked but needs to settle into himself a bit more on the move. Lovely angulation front & rear with good length & depth to his body, well ribbed back & curvy underline.
3rd Wilsons – Leos Ritchoal At Willowash
LD (18, 4abs)
1st Shaw-Rainey, Rainey & Coulter – Collooney Keltic Cowboy With Starchelle;
headed a lovely class for quality & quantity, this lad was very sound on the move & presented a good overall picture. He flows nicely from his head to his tail, he has a good length neck into a well laid front, good length to his back with depth & curvy underline and well ribbed back. Well turned stifles making for good rear angulation & moved out well.
2nd Cuthbert’s – Whipplei Body Of Proof At Lunaire; loved this dog’s type and overall balanced shape, a hair splitting decision in this class and just felt that he was pipped on the move today. Lovely head & expression, good in neck and lovely angulation front and rear, good in body length & depth, well ribbed back and nothing overdone on this dog at all.
3rd Whyte’s – Marvidara Best Man JW
How lovely to have such a super class of males to judge resulting in some tough decisions on the day.
1st Winders – Burnt Sienna Sandstone Quarry; dog of good size, lovely in head & expression, good length & breadth of neck flowing into a well laid front. His firm body is of good length, well ribbed back with good depth & a curvy underline. Correctly angled rear quarters which he used well on the move with good front foot placement also, presented in good body condition, nicely boned through, a lovely overall package. DCC & RBIS
2nd Whiteheads – Ch.Citycroft High Society JW; so many of the above attributes apply to this dog too but I do feel that he is one of those dogs that you have to have under your hands to fully appreciate his qualities. Lovely overall picture of balance with good neck, correctly angulated front and rear, good in length of body with depth & curvy underline, well ribbed back & his conformation allows him to move soundly. RCC
3rd Newton’s- Nevedith Zufor Zeffa JW
1st Russell’s – Ch. Willingwisp Star Trooper; a fantastic veteran, another in consideration at the end, such a well balanced picture. Lovely head & expression, super neck of length & breadth flowing into his correctly laid front. He flows along a good back with length & depth, good in ribbing and with a curvy underline. Correctly angled & set rear quarters which he still uses so well on the move. A very sound good sized & conditioned dog for his age, BVD & BVIS.
2nd McKenzie – Willingwisp Moon Dust At Aberlake; tad larger than 1st but nothing exaggerated on this dog. Again good shape head & nice expression, good neck flowing into a well laid front with length to his firm back. Well ribbed back with good body depth & tuck up all flowing into correctly angled rear quarters.
3rd Skelleys – Infamous Cornelius Of Ringmore (Imp. Nor)
VB (8, 2abs)
1st Wilsons – Pipijay Celestial Gaze At Speymalt ShCM; two very nice veteran bitches headed this class, 1st a tad larger than 2nd but having flowing lines and a lovely curvy picture. Good in head & neck flowing into a well set front, good length & depth of body with a curvy underline all flowing into correctly set rear quarters which she used well on the move. BVB & RBVIS.
2nd Skelleys – Ringmore Fleur De Lys; very similar comments apply to this bitch, another made on good lines flowing from her head to her tail. Good angulation front & rear, lovely body length with depth, well ribbed back with a curvy underline. No exaggerations and presenting a good overall picture.
3rd Lawrences – Kierpark Memphis Bell With Bryntreia.
1st McLeans – Citycroft Firenze For Loualba; this most delightful puppy headed this lovely class of babies. Balanced bitch with such lovely flowing lines from her good head & expression into a good length of neck. Correct front assembly, good length of body with sufficient depth for her age, curvy underline and well set rear quarters. Nicely boned & good pasterns and moved out well.BPB & RBPIS
2nd Howgate & Hulls – Palmik Misty Eve; another quality puppy, slightly more mature than 1st, just preferred the head & expression of the winner. Again good neck which flowed into her well constructed front, good firm body of correct length and depth, curvy underline and correctly angled rear quarters which she used well on the move.
3rd Marston-Pollock’s – Falconcrag That’s My Girl.
1st Service – Crosscop I Love My Life; sweet bitch presented in lovely condition giving a flowing picture overall. Nice in head & expression although would prefer a little more under jaw yet, good in length of neck flowing into a well laid front. Good for body length with depth, well ribbed back, lovely underline with curvy rear quarters & lovely width across, moved out well.
2nd Howgate & Hulls – Palmik Misty Eve; 2nd in MPB
3rd Wallers – Crosscop Glittering Prize To Wrennalla.
JB (10, 3abs)
1st Home & Fisher-Home – Citycroft Crème Caramel Of Jasarat JW; this quality bitch was pulling out all of the stops today to show her many attributes & present a fabulous picture. She just flows from head to toe making for a lovely overall picture with balance. Lovely head & expression with good length & breadth of neck flowing into a correct front assembly. Her firm back is of good length, well ribbed back with good depth and curvy underline all flowing into correctly angled rear quarters. Moved out so well from all angles and could not be denied the CC & BIS.
2nd Quirks – Almakaeala In My Dreams; this young lady did her best to try to hide her attributes at times by being a fidget! Another who flows from head to toe, lovely head & expression, good neck into well laid shoulders, good body depth with length of back, nicely ribbed back and correct rear quarters. Moved out well when settled.
3rd Allen’s – Zoraden Sweet Surprise.
YB (10, 4 abs)
1st Smith & Lorbri – Danluke Dolly Parton At Lorbri; nice sized bitch with good head & expression into a good length of neck. Well laid shoulders & upper arm, good for length and firmness to back, well ribbed, good depth of body, but would prefer a slightly more shapely underline, and a good set to rear quarters. Moved out well to take this class.
2nd Marston-Pollock’s – Falconcrag Cover Girl; sadly just did not want to cooperate fully today but this bitch has lovely flowing lines and has good angulation of the front assembly. Good length to her neck, firm back with good depth, good ribbing and curvy rear quarters with enough angulation. Moved out OK but a little unsteady at times.
3rd Heads – Demerlay Luck Be A Lady.
NB (12, 1abs)
1st McLean’s- Citycroft Firenze For Loualba; 1st MPB
2nd Heads – Starkindler Stella Light Of Demerlay; a smart bitch who needs to drop into her topline on the stack as she does on the move. Good in head & expression, neck flows nicely into well laid shoulders, sufficient length to back with good depth, nicely ribbed back with curvy rear quarters.
3rd Allen’s- Zoraden Sweet Surprise; 3rd JB
GB (13, 6abs)
1st Oliphant’s – Ranveli Red Alert At Edengrove (AI); lovely clean, flowing lines to this bitch & for me moved the best in this class. Liked her head & expression, lovely length of neck flowing nicely into her well laid front assembly. Good firm back of length, lovely depth & underline & well ribbed back. Curvy rear quarters which she used well on the move. Nice for size.
2nd Burtons – Cornstalk Parti Girl; originally thought this could be my winner but just preferred the movement of 1st. Nothing exaggerated on this bitch, good clean lines with lovely angulation front and rear. Good firm back of correct length and depth, curvy underline presenting a good overall picture.
3rd Corsar – Crosscop I Believe At Chamhembe.
PGB (16, 6abs)
1st Woodward, Lawrence, Howgate & Hull’s – Palmik Kandalama Dusk Till Dawn J.W;
loved the flowing clean lines of this bitch, lovely head & expression, good length of neck flowing well into a correct front assembly. Firm back of good length, well ribbed back, curvy under line into correctly angulated rear quarters. Lovely overall outline, moved out well & considered later for RCC.
2nd Winkley-Balmer & Bryant – Crosscop Wishing On A Star; another bitch built on curvy lines although a touch heavier in front than 1st & giving her handler some fun today. Good for length to neck and front angulation, correct length & depth to back with good ribbing, curvy in rear quarters and moved out well.
3rd Hardcastle & Dillon – Collooney Nickers In A Twist.
LB (27, 4abs)
1st Hooper’s – Torbers Satin And Lace; I was spoilt for choice in this lovely class but this bitch just pulled it out of the hat for me today. Such flowing & curvy lines from her lovely head & expression down to her toes. Lovely length & breadth of neck flow into a well set front assembly, good firm back of good length, well ribbed and with good depth of body. Curvy underline continues to her correctly angled rear quarters which she uses so well on the move. Soundly moving from all angles here to take the RCC.
2nd Green & Place – Collooney Queen Of Dragons With Brochinbelle JW; as with the 1st just loved the lines and shape of this bitch but felt that 1st just moved out that touch more easily and soundly today. Another lovely headed bitch with good expression, good neck into a well laid front assembly, correct length back with depth of body, curvy underline and correct rear angulation. Lovely overall picture.
3rd Meakins – Oakbark Miss Bossy Boots.
OB (9, 2abs)
1st Howgate & Hull’s – Ch. Palmik En Vogue JW ShCM; lovely sized bitch of clean flowing lines and sound on the move. Lovely in head & expression, good neck into clean well laid shoulders, correct length of back with good ribbing, lovely for depth of body with a curvy underline. Well set rear quarters with good width across and presented in lovely body condition. Another considered for the RCC.
2nd Shorts – Ch. Collooney Tartan Tease JW; very striking bitch who was pipped to 2nd on the soundness of the 1st today. Lovely clean & curvy lines to this bitch with good overall angulation front and rear, good for body length and depth, well ribbed back with good underline flowing into curvy rear quarters.
3rd Shorts – Ch. Collooney Whoopee Do Dora JW
Special Open Dog or Bitch (10, 1abs)
1st Thirds – Tango Time Of Bruntsfield; curvy bitch who belies her age & gave her handler a bit of a job today but for me moved out the best in this class. Liked her angulation front and back, good length of neck and back, sufficient depth of body and nicely ribbed back with shapely rear quarters.
2nd Thirds – Windfly Onner Blue Moon At Bruntsfield; 3rd in YD, shapely lad, nice bone and nothing overdone about him. Flows from his head to a well set shoulder, good length of back, needs to drop a touch more in depth, well ribbed back and curvy rear quarters.
3rd Skelleys – Ringmore Code Of Conduct.
Judge; Mrs Ann Snelgrove