• Date: 18/11/2017
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Vivien Phillips Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 05/11/2018

Basset Griffon Vendeen Club

Breed: Basset Griffon Vendeen (Petit)

BGV CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW. 18TH NOVEMBER, 2017 JUDGE VIVIEN PHILLIPS

PETIT BASSET GRIFFON VENDEEN.

I WAS DELIGHTED TO JUDGE THE BREED I HAVE BEEN INVOLVED WITH FOR 32 YEARS AT THIS THE 30TH CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW AND THANK THE COMMITTEE FOR THEIR HARD WORK AND THE EXHIBITORS FOR THEIR LOVELY ENTRY.

I WAS LOOKING FOR WELL CONSTRUCTED, TRUE TO TYPE DOGS WITH CORRECT COAT TEXTURE, SHAPE OF SKULL , MUZZLE, WITH SUFFICIENT UNDERJAW, AND EARS. A COMPACT HOUND BUT WITH GOOD STRENGTH AND DRIVE ON THE MOVE WITH A “HOUNDY” APPEARANCE.

I WAS DELIGHTED WITH MY WINNERS, BUT ALTHOUGH I DO NOT APPROVE OF BLATANT OVER GROOMING AND SCISSORING, SOME HOUNDS REALLY DID NEED ATTENTION TO THEIR COATS AND QUITE A FEW NEEDED THEIR NAILS CUTTING, WHICH IMPROVES THE LOOK OF THE FEET. I FOUND ONE UNDERSHOT BITE.

AS ALWAYS FRONT CONSTRUCTION ( SHOULDERS AND LACK OF FORECHEST) WAS A PROBLEM IN SOME EXHIBITS, BUT GENERALLY THE OVERALL QUALITY HAS IMPROVED FROM THE LAST TIME I JUDGED IN 2012

MINOR PUPPY DOG 0 ENTRIES

PUPPY DOG (2) 1 ROBERTSON & GREENSLADE’S SOLETRADER BUDDY HOLLY. 10 MONTH DOG OF LOVELY TYPE. HE IS CORRECT FOR SIZE AND LENGTH. WELL PRESENTED COAT, HE HAS A LOVELY HEAD WITH GOOD DARK EYE SHORT WELL TURNED LEATHER. STRONG FRONT AND GOOD TIGHT FEET. WELL RIBBED WITH A CORRECT SET ON SHORT THICK TAIL. MOVED VERY WELL. STILL A LITTLE LOOSE BEHIND BUT MUST HAVE A BRIGHT FUTURE. 2. BARTLEY’S ERYLAN LOKI MAITRE DU MAL. ANOTHER NICE PUPPY OF 11 MONTHS. HEAVIER MOULD, BUT HE HAS A GOOD HEAD , DARK EYE AND LEATHERS . CORRECT FRONT AND RIBBING WITH A SHORT TAIL, COULD HAVE MORE ANGULATION BEHIND. MOVED WELL

JUNIOR DOG.(1) LEWIS’ TANGAER BRYNTELYCH. REALLY LIKED THIS YOUNGSTER. LEMON WHITE OF GOOD SIZE AND LOVELY TYPE WITH GOOD PIGMENT.GOOD MASCULINE HEAD WITH EXCELLENT CURL TO CORRECT LENGTH EARS.EXCELLENT FRONT AND FEET. STRONG CONSTRUCTION THROUGHOUT VERY WELL RIBBED AND STRONGLY MUSCLED HINDQUARTERS WHICH HE USED WELL. GOOD DRIVE ON THE MOVE, CHALLENGED HARD FOR RESERVE CC. VERY PROMISING 17 MONTH OLD HOUND.

YEARLING DOG. HUNT’S SOLETRADER BUZZ ALDRIN AT BONDLEA. A NICE TYPE YOUNGSTER OF GOOD SIZE AND CONSTRUCTION.. CORRECT HEAD, EYE AND EARS. MOVED QUITE WELL, COAT NEEDS ATTENTION.

POST GRADUATE DOG (2) 2 ABS.

LIMIT DOG (5) 1 LEWIS’ TANGAER CHARLES BRONSEN. DARK TRI MASCULINE HOUND OF GOOD TYPE AND SIZE. NICE HEAD AND EARS, EYES COULD BE A TAD DARKER BUT HE HAS A PALE HEAD SO QUITE ACCEPTABLE. WELL CONSTRUCTED THROUGHOUT, WITH GOOD RIBBING AND MUSCLED HINDQUARTERS. VERY GOOD CONDITION TO COAT. MOVED WITH STRONG DRIVE.. 2. BROWN’S SOLETRADER VALENTINO ROSSI. GOOD MASCULINE HOUND WITH AN EXCELLENT COAT. HE HAS A PLEASING HEAD AND EYE. CORRECT EAR SET COULD HAVE MORE CURL. . GOOD FORECHEST, NECK AND SHOULDERS AND TIGHT FEET. WELL RIBBED,, LONGER IN BODY THAN MY WINNER. HE IS VERY STRONGLY MUSCLED WITH GOOD ANGULATION TO HINDQUARTERS. MOVED EXTREMELY WELL. 3 GILLULEY’S HALISTON DIDIER.

OPEN DOG. (4) 1 ROBERTSON & DOHERTY’S CH SOLETRADER MAGIC MIKE. SUPER LITTLE HOUND WITH A LOVELY HEAD AND DARK EYE. WELL SET EARS WITH CORRECT CURL. STRONG NECK, SHOULDERS, FORECHEST AND FEET. RIBS GO WELL BACK TO STRONG LOIN AND CORRECT ANGULATION TO WELL MUSCLED HINDQUARTERS WHICH HE USES SO WELL WITH PHENOMENAL DRIVE AS HE POWERS ROUND THE RING. VERY”HOUNDY” IN APPEARANCE . DELIGHTED TO AWARD HIM THE CC AND BOB AND VERY PLEASED TO SEE HIM GO BEST IN SHOW. 2, HUIKESHOEVEN & MARD’S VILAUDDENS MAGNIFICENT MILE. ANOTHER LOVELY EXHIBIT OF GOOD TYPE AND SIZE . SUPER HEAD AND LOVELY DARK EYE. CORRECT EAR SET AND CURL. STRONG NECK AND SHOULDERS. TIGHT FEET. WELL RIBBED AND STRONG HINDQUARTERS.LOVELY SHORT THICK TAIL. GOOD WELL PRESENTED COAT.. MOVED VERY WELL. VERY COMPACT . UNLUCKY TO MEET THE WINNER TODAY, WHO BECAUSE OF SLIGHT MORE LENGTH TO BODY HAD A STRONGER REACH IN FRONT MOVEMENT. 3.WOOD’S MONKHAMS KALICO JACK AT BEAUJONS.

VETERAN DOG. (4) THESE 4 HOUNDS WERE A CREDIT TO THEIR OWNERS. 1. OSBOURNE’S CH NYKARTH KICKING OFF WITH BRAEGO SHCM. LOVELY HOUND WITH A PLEASING HEAD AND EYE . COAT IN GOOD CONDITION OF A WONDERFUL RICH ORANGE/WHITE COLOURING. CORRECT EARS. PLENTY OF FORECHEST. TIGHT FEET. WELL RIBBED AND CORRECT ANGULATION TO HINDQUARTERS. STRODE OUT IN STYLE BELYING HIS 8 YEARS. 2. HOOD’S CH TANGAER SAVOIR FAIRE SHCM. ANOTHER LOVELY OLDER HOUND IN SUPER CONDITION AT 9. NICE TYPE AND SIZE, GOOD HEAD, EYE AND EARS. CORRECT SHOULDERS AS ONE EXPECTS FROM THIS KENNEL. TIGHT FEET. RIBS GO WELL BACK. GOOD COAT. MOVED VERY WELL FOR HIS AGE, NOT QUITE THE DRIVE BEHIND OF THE WINNER. 3 BROWN’S CH SOLETRADER LOUIS VUITTON.

MINOR PUPPY BITCH. (2) 1 ABS. 1. SALMON’S SCARSCOT BOMBAY SAPPHIRE. 6 MONTH BABY. SWEET HEAD NICE DARK EYE. GOOD FRONT, FEET AND RIBBING. SHORT TAIL. COULD DO WITH MORE ANGULATION BEHIND AS SHE IS STANDING A BIT HIGH IN THE REAR AT THE MOMENT, BUT SHE IS GROWING ON. QUITE LONG IN BODY. MOVED WELL FOR A YOUNGSTER.

PUPPY BITCH. (3) 1. HUIKESHOEVEN’S BON BON VAN TUM-TUMS VRIENDJES . GORGEOUS BABY WITH A VERY PRETTY HEAD, GOOD DARK EYE. CORRECT SET AND CURL TO EARS. GOOD NECK AND SHOULDERS. COAT WELL PRESENTED SHE HAS A SUPER BODY . RIBBING GOES WELL BACK TO STRONG HINDQUARTERS. VERY STEADY ON THE MOVE FOR A YOUNGSTER. BEST PUPPY AND DELIGHTED TO SEE HER GO BPIS. 2. CROSS, POWNEY AND LONG’S KNOTDOGS I AINTENT DEAD. SWEET BABY WITH A PRETTY HEAD. FRONT IS GOOD,NEEDS TO TIGHTEN A LITTLE. WELL RIBBED, COAT OF GOOD TEXTURE. STRONG BEHIND COULD TIGHTEN IN FRONT MOVEMENT. 3. GERRIE HANDLING FOR D & P REID MAUDAXI’S PINA COLADA PARFAIT.

JUNIOR BITCH (4) 1 ABS. BLAKE & REID’S VILAUDDENS MIDSUMMER MADNESS. LOVELY YOUNGSTER OF GOOD SIZE AND TYPE. PRETTY HEAD. GOOD DARK EYE. CORRECT LENGTH OF EARS. PLENTY OF FORECHEST AND TIGHT FEET. WELL RIBBED. STRONG CORRECTLY ANGULATED REAR AND REALLY POWERED FROM BEHIND ON THE MOVE. 2. WYLLIE’S TANGAER CALVERA AVEC CALLYDENA. ANOTHER PRETTY YOUNGSTER. GOOD HEAD AND EYE. VERY GOOD EAR SET AND CURL. SHE HAS TIGHT FEET. TURNS A FOOT SLIGHLTLY WH EN STANDING. WELL RIBBED AND MOVED WELL IN SIDE GAIT IF A LITTLE CLOSE BEHIND. TAIL COULD BE THICKER. GOOD COAT AND NICE TYPE AND SIZE. ,3 GILLULEY’S CALDEWRIVER LEGALLY BLOND.

YEARLING BITCH.(4) 1. LEWIS’ TANGAER CHAMLEE. MY WINNER HERE IS A BEAUTIFULLY MADE BITCH WITH A LOVELY HEAD AND GOOD EYE AND EARSET. SHE IS WELL UP FOR SIZE WITH A LOVELY NECK AND SHOULDERS . TIGHT FEET. AND GOOD FORECHEST. VERY GOOD MOVER WITH STRONG DRIVE BEHIND. WELL MUSCLED HINDQUARTERS OF CORRECT ANGULATION. 2. JONES & HEARD. LINPHIL TAURIEL. SWEET BITCH WITH A PRETTY HEAD AND GOOD TURN OF EAR. A LITTLE LACKING IN UNDERJAW. SHE HAS GOOD TIGHT FEET AND IS WELL RIBBED. LOVELY SHORT THICK TAIL. MOVED WELL. GOOD COAT. 3 WOOD’S BEAUJONS WHISPER

POST GRADUATE BITCH. (2) 1. BLAKE’S ORLEANS V TUM-TUMS VRIENDJES AT TREZEGUET (IMP NLD) BITCH OF GOOD TYPE AND SIZE. CORRECT HEAD, DARK EYE. GOOD SET AND CURL OF EAR. WELL MADE AND SHOWN IN GOOD COAT.. MOVED WELL. 2. JONES& HEARD’S CALLYDENA DUSKY SHADOW AVEC LINPHIL. SWEET BITCH OF GOOD TYPE AND SIZE. CORRECT HEAD AND DARK EYE. NICE SET EARS. GOOD COAT, RIBS GO WELL BACK. . CORRECT HIND ANGULATION. MOVED SOUNDLY

LIMIT BITCH (7) HUIKESHOEVEN’S FAYETTE VAN TUM-TUMS VRIENDJES 18 MONTH BITCH OF SUPER SIZE AND TYPE. PRETTY HEAD AND DARK EYE. CORRECT EAR SET W ITH GOOD CURL. GOOD SHOULDERS AND TIGHT FEET. COMPACT BODY, WELL RIBBED WITH CORRECT WELL MUSCLED ANGULATION BEHIND MOVED OUT BEST IN THIS CLASS WITH STYLE CHALLENGED HARD FOR RESERVE CC. 2. ROBERTSON’S AROUND ZLIGHTLY DIFFERENT WITH SOLETRADER (IMP SWEDEN) ANOTHER BITCH OF LOVELY TYPE AND SIZE. DIFFERENT TYPE. LOVELY HEAD AND GOOD EYE AND CORRECT SET OF EARS WITH A GOOD CURL. VERY GOOD COAT, SHOWN IN STRONG MUSCLED CONDITION. TIGHT FEET. WHICH SHE TURNS A LITTLE ON THE STACK. VERY WELL RIBBED AND STRONG HINDQUARTERS MOVED WITH PLENTY OF DRIVE. 3. BISHOP’S JAMAR ANGELIOU

OPEN BITCH. (5) A BITCH OF SUPER QUALITY AND TYPE WHO HEADED A CLASS OF SOME NICE BITCHES. . I HAD JUDGED HER RECENTLY IN HOLLAND AND SHE DID NOT DISAPPOINT TODAY. SWEETEST OF HEADS. DARK EYE. GOOD CURL TO EAR.STRONG NECK AND SHOULDERS. TIGHT FEET. LOVELY COMPACT BODY WITH STRONG RIBBING. CORRECT HINDQUARTERS WHICH SHE USED SO WELL ON THE MOVE. GOOD COAT PRESENTED WELL. LOVELY SET OF SHORT THICK TAIL. MOVED WITH GREAT STYLE. CC (APPARENTLY HER 3RD) RESERVE BOB AND SO PLEASED TO SEE HER GO RESERVE BEST IN SHOW.2 BAMFORD’S TANGAER AMOUR. LOVELY BITCH OF GOOD CONSTRUCTION AND SIZE. GOOD HEAD. STRONG NECK AND SHOULDERS. TIGHT FEET. STRONGLY MUSCLED HINDQUARTERS, MOVED VERY WELL, CONSIDERED FOR RESERVE CC. 3. OSBOURNE’S BRAEGO GLADYS AYLWARD.

BREEDERS BITCH. (2) 1 WYLIE’S CALLYDENA TOFFEE BON BON.. A SWEET ORANGE WHITE BITCH OF LOVELY TYPE AND SIZE. PRETTIEST OF HEADS WITH SUPER PIGMENT. GOOD FRONT AND FEET, IN VERY GOOD COAT. WELL RIBBED AND MOVED WITH REAL STYLE ROUND THE RING, RESERVE CC. 2. ALLENBY’S RANGALI LOOBY LOO. SWEET BITCH. 6 YEARS OLD CARRYING TOO MUCH WEIGHT TODAY WHICH SHOWED IN HER MOVEMENT. LONGER IN BODY THAN MY WINNER.. PRETTY HEAD, GOOD EARS. GOOD FRONT. WELL RIBBED. TAIL OF CORRECT LENGTH

VETERAN BITCH. (4) 2 ABS. 1. WYLLIE’S CH TANGAER RHAPSODY AT CALLYDENA SHCM. AN OLD FAVOURITE OF MINE.9 YEAR OLD OF LOVELY TYPE. EXCELLENT PIGMENT. ORANGE/WHITE WITH GOOD CONSTRUCTION THROUGHOUT. CARRYING TOO MUCH WEIGHT TODAY, BUT I FORGAVE HER FOR HER OVERALL LOOK. MOVED OK. 2. WOOD’S BEAUJONS TICKLED PINK SHCM. ANOTHER LOVELY OLDER LADY. SHE ALSO HAD A PRETTY HEAD. GOOD FRONT , FEET AND CORRECT COAT.. LONGER IN BODY THAN MY WINNER AND NOT AS STRONG IN TOPLINE. MOVED WELL.