• Date: 17/06/2017
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Paula Hill Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 07/04/2019

Border Union Agricultural Society

Breed: Retriever (Golden)

BORDER UNION CHAMP SHOW 17 JUNE 2017

GOLDEN RETRIEVER DOGS

JUDGE: PAULA HILL

I'd like to thank for the Committee for inviting me to award my first set of CC's at their show. A smashing venue and we were blessed with glorious sunshine which made my day more enjoyable. I was surprised to find quite a few suspect mouths and this was across the board from the Puppy classes up to Open. Majority of the dogs, were presented in hard condition and groomed to perfection. I was very happy with my final line up from the small but quality entry I received and would like to thank Exhibitors for accepting my decisions. Delighted my Co Judge agreed for the dog to go BOB and we both agreed for the delightful puppy bitch to go BP. Best Veteran went to the outstanding dog.

Minor Puppy Dog (8-1)

What a lovely class of promising puppies, bodes well for the future.

1st LINIRGOR TOMICH JW (MISS L & MS I DUNBAR)

Well up to size dog f 8 months, presenting a pleasing outline, slightly longer cast than second place but still presenting a pleasing picture. Masculine dog with a kind expression, with head of good balance and shape, excellent pigment, depth of good muzzle. Carried on a clean muscular neck flowing into correct front assembly, dead level top line which he holds on the move. Tight catlike feet, lovely bend of stifle and presented in coat of good texture. When he moves, he has good ground coverage and really drives from his well muscled hind quarters. Delighted to award him BPD.

2nd KAPPLANDETS WANG WEI GLENRIOCH (IMP SWE) (MISS M & MRS J GRADY)

Similar remarks to winner although he is slightly shorter in length and has good leg to body ratio. 7 month old, presented in a mid gold coat of good quality and texture. Pleasing head with a typical happy golden expression enhanced with good pigment, legs placed well under body, deep through chest for age, carrying the correct amount of weight, good bend of stifle and shown in hard condition, not quite as together on the move as winner but just pipped the 3rd place on movement.

3rd MESSANO BLUE SUEDE SHOES (MR P D & MRS J L SEAMONS)

Puppy Dog (9-1)

1st ALIBREN GALILEO TO WESTERVANVE (MRS S & MRS S M TOWERS & HENDERSON)

My notes say not the flashiest or fastest of mover but his footfall is accurate, 11 months and has such a striking outline for age with a dead level top line ad tail straight of back. Presented in a beautiful blonde coat of good quality, straight forelegs and tight feet, a bit plain in the head for me but has a gentle expression. Neck of good length which flows into nicely made shoulders, good depth of ribs for age and short coupled in body. Shown in hard condition and presented to perfection.

2nd MESSANO BLUE SUEDE SHOES (MR P D & MRS J L SEAMONS)

7mth old baby who pushed winner hard, moved better in this class than minor puppy where he was placed 3rd, slighter longer cast than winner but still a lot to like, level top line, good bend of stifle, pleasing head with good pigment, a happy puppy with his ever wagging tail, ample bone for age, still needs time to develop all over but this will come over time.

3rd CHORIAND CHANCES ARE (MR R H & MRS C P JOHNSON)

Junior Dog (8-1)

1st BILLY ELLIOT DE RIA VELA (IMP ESP) (MRS S M & MISS S A ZUBAIR)

Mid gold boy of 15mths who won the class with ease, so balanced as he stands 4 square on good strong legs, well placed under body, close fitting elbows, the best of forehand construction, dead level top line with tail carried straight of back. Shown in the hardest of conditions and presented to perfection. When he moves, he moves with a long easy stride and covers so much ground, he moves with good drive and with purpose. Thrilled to hear this win gave him his JW and delighted to award him RCC. Am sure his first CC is just around the corner!

2nd LAMANCHA KEEP THE FAITH (MRS L A ROBINSON)

12mth old boy who is nice to go over, longer cast than winner, lovely balanced head with a kind expression, enhanced with good pigment, deep chest with good lay-back of shoulder, stands on straight forelegs with tight feet, level top line although the handler can extend his back legs to far at times. Moved out well with good drive.

3rd CHORIAND CHANCES ARE (MR R H & MRS C P JOHNSON)

Yearling Dog (8-0)

1st JAYMARDY INDIGO PACIFIC JW (MRS J GERHOLD)

Well up to size blonde boy, masculine head but not over done in way, excels in forehand construction, strong muscular neck, stands on tight catlike feet, deep chest with close fitting elbows, carrying the correct amount of weight, slightly long over lion , good bend of stifle, when he moves he moves with ease and uses his well muscled hind quarters to cover the ground well.

2nd CORRIEVERN SON OF KYLE (MRS J GOURLAY)

Deep gold boy who has great appeal, slightly leaner than winner, not as mature in body but this will come over time, has a masculine head with kind expression, good overall balance, level top line and an ever wagging tail, moved with good ground coverage.

3rd GLYNERVA INDIANA JONES JW (MISS L A HARPER)

Novice Dog (11-4)

1st ALIBREN GALIEO TO WESTERVANE (MRS S & MRS M TOWERS & HENDERSON)

2nd CORRIEVERN KYLE LOKI (MS H QUAIL)

Placed 4th in yearling, but could not be denied this placing, presented in a rich gold coat of correct texture, smaller frame but so balanced, a very soft expression, well defined stop and muzzle of good depth, strong muscular neck going to pleasing forehand construction, deep chest, correct top-line with tail carried straight of back, lovely bend of stifle, hocks well let done, uses his well muscled back-end as he moved out with good drive.

3rd LAMANCHA KEEP THE FAITH (MRS L A ROBINSON)

Graduate Dog (7-1)

1st LARGYMORE LIVE TO LOVE YOU SHCM (MR & MRS L YOUNIE )

Mid gold boy who stands four square, from any angle, such a balanced outline, masculine head but not overdone in any way carried on a strong neck of good length, deep through body, close fitting elbows. Carrying the correct amount of weight, well muscled with good bend of stifle, tail of correct length, he comes alive on the move and is a joy to watch,

2nd TULLOCHMOHR HERE WE GO AGAIN (MR T & MRS H MACKENZIE)

Blonde boy, longer cast than winner but same remarks apply, plain in the head but has a gentle expression, excellent lay back of shoulder and good length of upper arm, strong legs placing his body well under him, deep through ribs, good bend of stifle with second thigh, moved true fore and after.

3rd THISTLEYHILL COUNTY CHIEL (MR & MRS FINIE)

Post Graduate Dog (10-0)

1st RIVERSCHARM MR MCGREGOR JW (MRS L WEDGE)

Mid gold boy of good overall size, nice to finally have hands on, Stands four square from angle viewed, such balanced head with a kind expression and good pigment, excellent lay-back of shoulders and good length of upper arm of equal length, close fitting elbows, deep chest and carrying the correct amount of weight, good width of thigh and well muscled, glad to see he carried his tail lower today than I've seen him, moved with good drive and true.

2nd BLUEBRAES BOOGIE WOOGIE AT STRATHLON (MRS L O'NEILL)

Mid gold boy who was unlucky to meet winner, smaller in frame but so balanced, he excels in forehand construction, legs placed well under body, nice tight feet, deep chest with close fitting elbows, good level top-line which he0 holds on the move, well muscled hind quarters, with good second thigh. Moved out well with good driving action.

3rd DANTASSIE DOES IT AGAIN JW (MRS C HAXTON)

Mid Limit Dog (4-0)

1st GOLDLYN GO ROAMING TO RICHANA JW (MRS G A KEIGHTLEY)

Blonde boy of good size, gentle soft expression, balanced head, strong muscular neck flowing into level top-line, lovely; lay back of shoulders with corresponding length of upper arm, good bend of stifle, tail straight of back, shown in hard condition and presented coat if good quality moved out well.

2nd BLUEBRAES BALTIMORE JACK JW (MRS S BECK)

Mid gold dog who is lightly longer in body than winner, the most kind head with a soft expression, enhanced with good pigment, dead level top-line , good bend of stifle, presented in hard condition, so attentive to handler as they move as one around the ring.

3rd ELKARIMA'S GOLDEN HARLEQUINN KNIGHT (IMP AUT) JW (MRS B & MISS S J STOCKES & ETHERINGTON)

Limit Dog (10-0)

A difficult class with such quality to choose from.

1st CATCOMBE COUNTY TZAR OF BUSHEYHALL SHCM (K J WILLIAMS)

A favourite of mine and one I've done well before. My opium of him hasn't changed, so unfortunate today, I really could of done with more tickets! He is presented in a glorious gold coat of correct texture, text book angulation fore and after, dead level top-line, the kindest of head with a melting expression, in hard condition which shows as he powers around the ring with ease.

2nd TAMSBROOK TAKE THAT (MRS P TUCK)

Well up to size blonde with everything in the right places, balanced overall shape, with a beautiful head and the softest of expressions, he excels in front angulation, deep through rib, good bend of stifle, the best of top-line with tail straight of his back, his movement is a joy to watch, true both fore and after and with good drive.

3rd MIADAHL DISTANT ECHO (MS A & MS T FERGUSON & MAIR)

Open Dog (6-0)

What a class!

1st SH CH MOUSSEGLEN MACLAINE (AI) JW (MISS I CUTHILL)

Wow what can I say about the winner, I have admired him from seeing him as a puppy, a worthy champion and nice to be able to go over him. There is nothing flashy about him, such balance whilst standing, I loved his head which is all masculine but soft with it, held up on a strong muscular neck of good length, excellent shoulder placement which then flows into a level top-line, deep chest with ribs well sprung, carrying the correct amount of weight, lovely bend of stifle, with good muscle tone and second thigh present, when he moves, he flows around the ring with such ease. I was delighted to be able to award him the CC and later with my Co Judge agreement to see him go BOB over the beautiful bitch who was just beginning to flag in the heat, having just come straight from her challenge.

2nd FLYNGALEE ALONSO (MISS S MCCORMACK)

Another lovely male of similar type to winner, presented in a lovely mid gold coat of good quality, standing four square, pleasing head with soft expression, good front angulation, good tight feet, carrying the correct amount of weight, level top-line, good bend of stifle, straight hocks, moved out well with good driving action.

3rd RAMCHANINE FABULICIOUS JW SHCM (NL IMP) (MRS J GERHOLD)

Veteran Dog (6-0)

 Always a soft spot for the veterans and what a super class this was. All the dogs were presented in good condition and all moved well, considering the heat by this class.

1st SH CH/IR SH CH GUNHILLS JANUARY MASTER JW SHCM (MRS S & MRS M STEVENS & HADDEN)

Am sure I can't do this boy justice, but I am so glad that I've finally been able to lay my hands on him. What a cracker he is, 10 ½ years old but his years belie him, he is in tip top condition and you could tell, as he powered around the ring with a long flowing stride, so attentive to his handler, masculine head of good portion, carried on a well muscled neck leading into text book front assembly, four square viewed from an angle, level top-line with the tail carried straight of his back, he pushed hard in the challenge and really thought he would be my winner, but there was something about the CC and RCC that I kept on being drawn back to. BVIB

2nd SH CH COSSVIEW SUMMER ALLIANCE JW SHCM (MRS J GERHOLD)

Another lovely example of our breed, blonde boy with a very balanced outline, good overall angulation fore and after, legs placed well under body,, level top-line and correct tail set, shown in good coat of correct quality, moved well with ease as he strode around the ring.

3rd TENFIELD COMMANDER IN CHIEF JW (MS K ELLIS)

Judge: Paula Hill