• Date: 01/09/2017
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Vanessa Cox Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 05/11/2018

City Of Birmingham Canine Association

Breed: Coton De Tulear

City Of Birmingham Canine Association 2017

Coton De Tulear

I would like to thank the exhibitors for their patience and good humour for the very long wait before we were allowed to start, very frustrating when adjacent rings stood empty with stewards available and waiting. It was well worth waiting for though, what a super entry, numerically as good as some CC breeds, I found all the dogs to have delightful temperaments and the quality was also very good throughout with some tough decisions having to be made. The well filled puppy classes bodes well for the breed, we could have done with a minor puppy class. Pleased to see the breed getting noticed in group competition with the puppy being shortlisted. I thoroughly enjoyed judging this lovely breed.

VD (1)

1. Murdoch and Hirst’s Cotonalba Lussa. Shown in super condition and fitness. Good skull to muzzle ratio, excellent pigment and dark round eyes all giving a typical expression. Good front, topline slight rise over loin and strong hindquarters, tail set on and carried correctly. Good quality coat. Came into his own on the move, enthusiastic and free moving, with parallel action. Pleased to award him Best Veteran in Breed.

 PD (5,2abs) very nice class, just at different stages of development.

1. Watson & Disney’s Happypaws Equinox. Just preferred his outline with his classic slight rise over loin. Pleasing nicely proportioned head, excellent pigment and dark eyes. Good front, medium neck, correct topline giving well balanced outline. Shown in super coat of good texture. Moved out very well with a free flowing and confident action carrying his tail correctly. A promising youngster, pleased to award him Best Puppy Dog.

2. Holley’s Imerina Teddy Edward at Valeast. Close up to winner and another who shows lots of promise. I liked his well-proportioned head very much, dark eyes and nose pigment. Nice neck, front and well laid shoulders, not quite the length of body of winner. Shown in beautiful coat and condition. Moved enthusiastically around the ring.

3. Gill’s Cotonkiss Heaven Help Us

JD (1)

1. Taylor’s Cotonclover Acer. Nicely balanced masculine head with good skull to muzzle ratio and very good pigment. Medium neck, good length of body with slight rise over loin. Moved ok, just needs to concentrate and settle a bit more and coat needs a little more attention to better show off his virtues as he is a promising boy. Best Junior in Breed.

PGD (3)

1. Scott’s Cotonkiss Conqueror. Liked his outline and thought it very typical. Lovely head and expression, very dark eyes and nose pigment and a good skull to muzzle ratio. Good front, medium neck, well laid shoulders and correct rise over loin. Nicely prepared coat and moved really well and energetically around the ring keeping a correctly held tail carriage.

2. Knight’s Blosscoton Barabas. Pleasing boy with a lovely outline and balance. Masculine head and expression, good neck, shoulders and topline with slight rise over loin. Shown in lovely coat and condition. Moved out very well with confidence and energy.

3. Hanson-New’s Melrakki Miki Nannuraluk.

OD (6,1abs) Lovely class with some top quality dogs here.

1. Craig’s Cotonkiss Moon Rock. A classy boy with so much to admire. Fully mature and such a pleasing outline and shape. Super head and expression, good skull to muzzle ratio, very dark eyes and dense nose pigment. Good front, neck and he has the classical topline with slight rise over the loin which is so typical of the breed. Shown in beautiful coat and fit well-muscled condition .Came into his own on the move, very energetic and free flowing, holding his tail correctly. I thought looked a picture and a great breed representative the group ring.

2. Murdoch and Hirst’s Cotonalba Barrapoll Sh.CM. Another lovely male, pleasing masculine head and expression, dark eyes and dense pigment. Lovely neck, shoulders and topline, all giving a classical outline. Moved out with purpose with an excellent tail carriage. Not quite the body or coat of the winner at the moment, but a quality and well balanced dog with all the breed essentials. I was pleased to award him Reserve Best Dog.

3. Clarke’s Cotonkiss Buddy Holly.

PB (9, 2abs) what a lovely class of promising pups.

1. Craig’s Cotonkiss Juicy Lucy. Caught my eye as she entered the ring. Had the edge in terms of maturity of body, coat and movement. Very feminine, with a well-balanced typical head with correct skull to muzzle ratio, large round dark eyes and dense nose pigment. Medium neck, good topline with slight rise over loin, tail set on low and carried correctly on the move. Quality coat which was prepared beautifully and moved so well with enthusiasm. A young lady of real quality. I was pleased to award her Best Puppy Bitch and Best Puppy in Breed, and great to see her shortlisted in the toy puppy group.

2. Brooks’ Cotonkiss Move Over Darling. Not the maturity or finish as yet of the winner, but what a super type she is. I thought her most promising. Pretty head and expression with good skull to muzzle ratio, medium neck, well ribbed with a good topline with slight rise over loin. Coat coming along well. Moved out confidently and soundly.

3. Baxter’s Princess White Pearl Of Madagaskar (Imp)

PGB (1)

1. Peckett’s Cotonkiss French Floozie at Cotontop. Lovely bitch with a delightful temperament. Pleasing shape and typy well-balanced outline. Pretty head, good skull to muzzle ratio, dark eyes and excellent pigment. Good front and shoulders and correct topline with slight rise over loin, tail set on and carried well. Moved energetically around the ring and shown in lovely coat.

 OB (4) really strong class of quality bitches

1. Murray’s Happypaws Carefree Sh.CM. What a lovely bitch, full of quality and shown in full coat of typical texture and presented so well. Feminine head and expression. Good skull to muzzle ratio, dark eyes and dense nose pigment. Medium neck, well laid shoulders, good ribbing and classical topline with slight rise over loin. Came into her own on the move with an energetic and free flowing action carrying her tail correctly. Pleased to award her Best Bitch and Best Opposite Sex.

2. Holley’s Cotonkiss Ooh La La at Valeast. Another lovely bitch who scored highly for her well balanced and classical outline. Built along slightly smaller lines than winner. Very pretty head, nicely proportioned giving a typical expression. Good neck and shoulders well ribbed with typical topline, shown in beautiful coat and condition. Another who moved out stylishly and with plenty of drive.

3. Watson and Disney’s Happypaws Be Dazzled.

Vanessa Cox (Judge)