• Date: 16/08/2017
  • Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
  • Judge: Sarah-Jane Finch Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 07/04/2019

Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show Society

Dalmatians  

I would very much like to thank the committee for inviting me to judge at this delightful show, I was so happy for this to be my first judging appointment as the show has made some of my best dog show memories in the past. Many thanks to my very efficient stewards who put me at ease.  I would also like to thank all of the exhibitors for their entries and for accepting my decisions sportingly.   

PG (6, 3)  

1. Spotiray Billy Elliot of Castletop (D) 7 month old black & white boy who is still very much a bouncy baby but has time on his side.  Sweet temperament, nice dark, kind eyes, lovely reach of neck, good chest with ample spring of rib and lovely clean dense coat. Moved very well fore & aft once he settled with good tail carriage on the move. I look forward to watching his career as he matures. BP and Utility Puppy Group 3.  

2. Tamilanda Valentina Lilly at Dotsadaisy (B) 21 month old black & white very feminine bitch. Happy show girl, feminine head, well broken ears which frame her face beautifully, good reach of neck with lovely level top line that she holds well on the move.  Good tight feet. She moved freely, covering the ground well, at one with her handler.   

3. Nospars Shaded Cristal (B)  

O (6, 3)  

1. Nospars Shaded Lanson JW (D) 3 year old liver & white boy who caught my eye as soon as he came into the ring. Outgoing temperament, excellent masculine head, with correct colour eyes, beautiful reach of neck, excellent tight feet with well-manicured nails, deep capacious chest, good turn of stifle with well-developed second thigh, crisp white dense coat with well-defined spots, tail set on well & carried nicely. His top line is excellent which he keeps perfectly on the move. He moved beautifully fore & aft and moving around the ring he looked the true carriage dog, it was a pleasure to award him BOB and I was over the moon to see him later on get Utility Group 3.  

2. Tamilanda Blue Water Lilly at Dotsadaisy (B) Almost 6 year old black & white bitch who was extremely unlucky to meet 1 today on top form. Such a big character, who was very much enjoying her day out! She is such a feminine bitch with a beautiful head with gorgeous dark eyes, lovely well broken ears held well which gives her a lovely expression. Good reach of neck, excellent tight cat like feet, well-muscled, crisp white coat and good tail set which is carried well on the move.  She has a lovely top line that she keeps well on the move.  She moved very well around the ring and has the real “head down and go” movement that I look for. Very pleased to award her RBOB.  

3. Maddidalli Girl on Fire of Castletop (B)  

  

Sarah-Jane Finch (Dalticino)