- Date: 05/08/2017
- Show Type: Championship Show
- Judge: Kris Kingsley Contact Judge
- Published Date: 16/02/2020
Paignton & District Fanciers' Association
2017 Paignton Championship Show
Dogue de Bordeaux
Thank you to the exhibitors for presenting their dogs, and accepting placings with such good humour, lovely to see a breed where all exhibitors were so supportive and congratulated each other.
Temperaments were good, no eye issues, and lovely to find so many with good bone and width of thigh, however did find some short upper arms which is a problem in many breeds.
As a working breed, and one that is being watched, it was important to me to find dogs that exhibited breed type that was not extreme and could demonstrate fitness for function with their movement. I found this in my main winners.
PD 2 (0 abs)
1st McCoy’s Bellamiabam Just Two Of Us At Bullshola
10m, good overall type, head characteristic in proportions and shape with good wrinkling and eye colour in keeping with coat colour, neck of moderate length and good thickness with dewlap, shoulder well laid back, topline with slight rise over loin currently, lovely strong and well boned limbs, good croup and well angulated hindquarters set off by lovely width of thigh, good thickness of tail. Nails could be trimmed more to help presentation. Best mover.
2nd Hockey’s Narddun Paint It Black
8m, another nice puppy that might be a different proposition in a few months, smaller type overall, darker red with black mask, head had good wrinkling and dark eye, good length of neck, shoulder little straight currently with wrinkle over withers, topline currently unlevel, well angulated hindquarters with good width of thigh, lovely tight feet. Unsettled on the move today.
Junior Dog 3 (1 abs)
1st Powell’s Rottwuds Kouros
14m, head of good proportions with characteristic expression and appearance, plenty of wrinkle, good eye colour although fraction loose and powerful muzzle. Good width to chest, legs well off for bone, feet could be tighter. Shoulder well laid back, topline level, deep rib well let down to just below elbow, good hindquarters with lovely width of thigh, tail of good thickness. Best mover.
2nd Hockey’s Narddun Rock N Chips
8m and giving a lot away in age, lovely characteristic expression, good head proportions, wideset oval eyes, broad neck of moderate length, well laid back shoulder but slightly short in upper arm currently. Lovely depth to body with chest well let down, hind quarters well angulated with good width to thigh, tail of good thickness. BPIB.
Post Graduate Dog 4 (1 abs)
1st Josselin’s Milligerte Gorgeous George
3y 9m old, smaller overall type, large broad head of good proportion with good wrinkling but slightly less extreme than some, oval eye of good colour, placement and tightness, short powerful muzzle with broad open nostrils. Good width to chest, good layback of shoulder but fractionally short in upper arm giving slight wrinkle over wither, body of good depth well let down, level topline of good musculature which he kept on the move, well angulated hindquarters with good width of thigh. Lovely free movement showing required suppleness, extension from front and drive from rear, absolutely sound. Best mover. BD & BOB.
2nd Heil’s Narddun Cannonball
4yo, red with mask, head and expression slightly more typical than 1, neck of moderate length and thick, good width to chest, good bone and muscular limbs, feet a little loose, upper arm a bit short hence wrinkling over wither, deep chest, would benefit from more tuck up, good hindquarter and width of thigh. Another that moved well. Liked both these dogs although different types.
3rd Hockey’s Narddun In Da Ghetto
Open Dog 6 (0 Abs)
1st Josselin’s Milligerte Gorgeous George
Previously 1st in PGD, BD & BOB.
2nd Sales Redoaks One Step beyond at Rugarry (IKC) Jun Ch
Liked this dog a lot but playing his handler up today. Balanced outline, head of good proportion, expression and wrinkle, eye colour and placement with strong muzzle. Lovely wide chest, muscular well boned legs, feet slightly loose, shoulder well laid back but slightly short in upper arm. Good depth to body with well sprung ribs and back solid and muscular, tail well set and thick but little short, moderate hind angulation. Moved soundly. RBD.
3rd Black’s Rydogue Ellies Night Fury
Puppy Bitch 0 (1 abs)
Junior Bitch 2 (0 abs)
Difficult class, two litter sisters.
1st Van Der Vliet’s Duchymoon Live A Little
Good outline, black mask and dark eye, but not so typey in head as 2. Good length and thickness to neck, well laid shoulder, strong straight legs, strong back with level topline, good depth of body, good croup and tail, well angulated hindquarters set off by good width of thigh. Lovely free movement, absolutely sound. RBB.
2nd Van Der Vliet’s Duchymoon Blue Hawaii
Better head than 1, with good proportions, eye colour and set, good wrinkle and muzzle, shoulder well laid back but fraction short in upper arm, good strong back and topline, good hind angulation. Lovely type but not the movement of her litter sister.
Post Graduate Bitch 2 (1 abs)
1st Van Der Vliet’s Duchymoon You Better Run
2yo, typey head of good proportion and wrinkle, tight fitting oval eye of good colour and wide set, good strong muzzle. Moderate width of chest, well boned limbs, neck of moderate length well fitted in well laid back shoulder, slightly short in upper arm, good topline and croup, lovely depth to body, good width to thigh, feet could be a little tighter. Little untidy on the move.
Open Bitch 4 (2 abs)
1st Grice’s Jun Ir Ch Banzai Betty Boop JW CW17
20m, very typey bitch, head of good proportions with typical expression and good wrinkle, strong muzzle, neck of good length and thickness, well laid back shoulder but slightly short in upper arm, strong bone, tighter feet than 2, good depth to body, moderate hind angulation with good width of thigh, good croup and tailset. Free, sound mover. BB.
2nd Ironside’s Pen Bre Gwynek
Typical expression and wrinkle on head with good proportions, prefer head to 1, wide set oval eyes of good colour, strong muzzle, good length and thickness of neck, broad chest, well laid back shoulder but slightly short in upper arm, strong back with level topline, moderate hind angulation. Feet might tighten with shorter nails.
Judge: Kris Kingsley (Dainoak)