• Date: 01/04/2017
  • Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
  • Judge: Sue Bird Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 05/11/2018

Shetland Sheepdog Club Of North Wales

The Shetland Sheepdog Club Of North Wales

1st April 2017

I would like to Thank the committee for inviting me to judge at this club show, I had a very enjoyable day with some lovely examples of the breed. On the whole my overall picture was of beautifully groomed & presented dogs in clean condition, all feet where well padded & tight, I found only one bad bite & I didn’t see any tails being carried to high as this does spoil the outline on the move. Movement generally for the size of the hall was very good.

Minor Puppy Dog 4-1

1st Mottram’s; Lavika Little Gem At Lochkaren, just 6 months, Lovely wedge head with good ear set & carriage, almond eye, defined stop. Correct amount of neck with well-placed shoulders, adequate depth of chest for his age & rib, nicely sloping croup with good tail set, corresponding rear angulation, well presented & schooled. Steady on move.

2nd Spencer & Edwards; Castlerose Northern Soul, slightly finer in body at this stage than 1st, but everything is in the right place.

3rd Wooley’s; Pepperhill In The Moment

Puppy Dog 2

1st Goodwin’s; Highbrook He’s Got Style, 10 months, wedge shaped head with defined stop, obliquely set dark almond eyes & well placed ears, good under jaw. Moderate arch of neck on well laid shoulders, good fore-chest & well sprung ribs, gentle sweep over loin & gently sloping croup, nice tail set; good bend stifle & tight feet. Very smooth on the move with ground covering movement. BPD & When it came to Puppy Challenge this young boy was just so balanced both on the move & in profile, Lovely harsh coat with good mane & feathering. BPIS

2nd Bostock’s; Jaelis Mystique Clear Skies, young lad at his first show, just not as confident as 1st & needs time to settle.

Junior Dog 1

1st McLintoc’s; Foxstones Puts A Spell On You. Wedge shaped head & dark almond eyes, ears quiet widely set & a little heavy at moment, moderate length of neck & well placed shoulders, good depth of chest & adequate rib, well rounded hind quarters with good bend stifle. Stood a little wide behind at times. Quiet heavily coated. Steady on move.

Maiden Dog 2

1st Spencer & Edwards; Castlerose Northern Soul. 2nd in Minor Puppy & moved much better in this class.

2nd McLintoc’s; Foxstones Puts A Spell On You. Winner of Junior,

Novice Dog

1st Spencer & Edwards; Castlerose Northern Soul. 2nd in Minor Puppy & 1st Maiden.

2nd McLintoc’s; Foxstones Puts A Spell On You. Winner of Junior & 2nd Maiden

Graduate Dog 2

1st Officer’s; Castlerock A Shropshire Lad, lovely refined head & sweet expression, obliquely set almond eyes with good ear set, strong under jaw, muscular neck with good shoulder angulation, chest reaching elbow & well sprung ribs, gentle sweep over loin & good tail set, well bent stifle & parallel when viewed front & rear, coat harsh with lovely mane & feathering, smooth & graceful on move with minimal effort. RBD, shame he had to withdraw from RBIS

2nd Lycett & Illiad’s; Iliad Isla Wishes, similar to 1st just not quite the bone & muscle-tone, but lovely head with dark eye & good ear set. Well laid shoulders & depth chest, spring of rib & gentle sweep over loin, good rear angulation,

Post Grad Dog 1

1st McCourt & Hayes; Conorvean Tonkin, refined head, with almond shaped dark eyes, well rounded muzzle, correct ear placement & carriage, Muscular neck & well placed shoulders, chest deep & to point of elbow, well sprung rib & sweep over loin, slightly sloping croup, good hind angulation & well bent stifle, Coat harsh & profuse especially around neck, Graceful on move with effortless gait.

Limit Dog 3

1st Goodwin’s; Sandwick Turn Back Time At Highbrook, dark tri colour, refined wedge shaped head, obliquely set eyes, very dark, blackest of pigmentation to nose & lips. Good ear set. Nice arch of neck going into good lay of shoulder with chest to point of elbow, well sprung rib & gentle sweep over loin & gradual slope to croup with well bent stifle, parallel when viewed front & rear, lovely an smooth on the move, with minimal effort. Coat harsh

2nd Hayes; Conorvean Cazier, just preferred 1st more effortless movement.

3rd McLintoc; Balidorn Bo Diddley At Foxstone

Open Dog 1

1st Saunders; Chalmoor Shades Of Gold At Fernfrey. Blunt wedge shaped head, almond shaped eyes quiet dark, ears a little heavy, nice arch of neck, good lay of shoulder & depth of chest. Well sprung rib, gently sloping croup & well bent stifle, coat harsh. Graceful on move.

Veteran Dog 2-1

1st Rule’s; Edglonian Lets Rock At Bleatarn. 8year old gentleman, defiantly not showing he’s a veteran. Refined wedge shaped head, obliquely set eyes with small neat ears, well arched neck on well placed shoulders with good depth of chest & lovely fore chest, well sprung ribs & graceful sweep over loin & slightly sloping croup, good rear angulation & parallel front & rear. Coat harsh not as heavily coated as some, but still has lovely mane & plenty of feathering. Smooth & graceful on move.

Special Open Dog Sable/White 2

1st McCourt & Hayes; Conorvean Tonkin, 1st in post grad class.

2nd McLintoc; Balidorn Bo Diddley At Foxstone

Special Open Dog Tricolour 1

1st Woolley’s; Pepperhill In The Moment, 3rd in Minor Puppy. Wedge shaped head, good ear set & eyes dark. Muscular neck, shoulder placement ok chest to point of elbow, level top line, sloping croup, good bend of stifle. Harsh coat, moved much better in this class, more settled.

Special Open Dog Blue Merle 1

1st Edwards & Castlerose’s; Castlerose Spiritmaster JW ShCM, my notes say lovely graceful well balanced dog. Refined head with good width & depth of skull, defined stop, obliquely set eyes with good ear placement, strong under jaw with tight black lips. Well arched neck, shoulders well laid back, lovely forechest & depth of chest reaching elbow, strong flexible pasterns, good spring of rib & gentle sweep over loin, slightly sloping croup & good bend stifle. Excellent muscle-tone throughout which showed in his movement. On the move appeared both smooth &agile could see him doing a day’s running on hills. Good harsh double coat BD & BIS

Special Open Dog Bred By Exh 2+2

1st Gruszka’s; Samphrey Moonlight Shadow JW Wedge shaped head with defined stop, dark almond shape eyes & good ear placement, strong under jaw, nice reach of neck on well placed shoulders, with good fore-chest. Well sprung rib & depth of chest reaching elbows, gentle sweep over loin & sloping croup with good tail set, parallel when viewed front & rear, very light on his feet giving effortless movement.

2nd Rigby’s; Lythwood Secret Dealer, Nice refined head with good ear set, almond shape eyes, good under jaw, moderate arch of neck well placed shoulder, good spring to rib & depth of chest, sweep over loin & good tail set, not quite so positive on move as 1st & for me just had to much coat.

3rd McLintoc’s; Foxstones Puts A Spell On You.

Special Open Dog Not Bred By Exh 3

1st Officer’s; Castlerock A Shropshire Lad. 1st in graduate dog.

2nd McLintoc; Balidorn Bo Diddley At Foxstone

3rd McCourt & Hayes; Conorvean Tonkin

Minor Puppy Bitch 2-1

1st Rule’s; Bleatarn Chantilly Lace, just 6 months, very feminine little bitch, refined wedge shaped head, almond shaped dark eyes, beautiful ear set but a little soft at moment. Nice length of neck & well placed shoulders, good length of rib, chest just needs to drop a little, nice sweep over loin & very good rear angulation, very steady on the move & in challenge for puppy bitch felt she just had a little more animation on move. BPB

Puppy Bitch 3

Not a lot to split between these two young babies, just preferred 1st overall balance

1st Barrowclough’s; Jaelis Mystique Topaz, slightly finer boned than 2nd, but well refined wedge shaped head, with almond shaped eyes, ears held a little high at moment, nicely arched neck on well laid shoulders, good depth to her chest & length of rib, well rounded croup with good bend of stifle, lovely harsh coat, very easy movement.

2nd Dawson’s; Shellamoyed Simply Heaven TAF, slightly stronger bone than 1st at this age, very similar attributes but just not quite the length of stride as 1st.

Junior Bitch 4+1

1st Gamble’s; Balidorn Solitude At Solyric, blunt wedge shaped head, with almond shaped eyes, obliquely set. Correct ear set which she used all the time, moderately arched neck on well placed shoulders, chest reaching point of elbow & well sprung ribs with slight sweep over loin, good rear angulations. Parallel when viewed from front & rear. Harsh coat & lovely easy ground covering movement.

2nd Hayhurst’s; Mistyisle Hope’s Reign At Keycharm, feminine black tri bitch, lovely wedge head with correct eye shape & good ear placement. Moderate arch to neck & good lay back of shoulder with good spring of rib & gentle sweep to loin. Not quite the angulation of 1st but balanced,

3rd Barrowclough’s; Milesend Millicent

Maiden Bitch 1+1

1st Barrowclough’s; Jaelis Mystique Topaz, 1st in puppy bitch

2nd Macloed’s; Iliad Isla Dreams. Feminine head & expression, nice arch of neck, well placed shoulders, adequate length of rib & gentle sweep over loin with sloping croup, nice tail set. Not quite the reach of 1st on the move.

Novice Bitch 1+3

1st Jackson’s; Keycharm Artic Queen With Gordil, refined head with obliquely set almond eyes, good ear set, moderate arch of neck & well placed shoulders with good length of rib, gentle sweep over loin & well rounded croup, needs time to grow up. Move out well once settled.

2nd Barrowclough’s; Jaelis Mystique Topaz, winner of Puppy & Novice.

Graduate Bitch 3+1

1st Hayhurst’s; Milesend Sweet Melody At Keycharm, Refined feminine head with well-rounded muzzle, dark almond shaped eyes, with well-placed ears, muscular arched neck on well placed shoulders with good depth of chest, well sprung ribs & gentle sweep over loin, gradually sloping croup, well bent stifle, harsh double coat with good feathering, she just piped 2nd on her smooth effortless movement.

2nd Bostock’s; Jaelis Mystique Mistress, very similar comments to 1st apply, just didn’t have the drive behind of 1st but very sound bitch.

3rd Mackie’s; Mohnesee Secret Pearl At Shebaville

Post Graduate Bitch 8

First three could have changed places anyway three really nice bitches.

1st Mackie’s; Iliad Illusive Gold At Shebaville, smooth wedge shaped head, obliquely set almond eye, rounded muzzle, muscular neck going into well laid shoulders, good forechest & depth of chest, ribs well sprung & sweep over loin, well rounded croup, well bent stifle & firm hocks parallel when viewed front & rear, won this class for her steady movement RBB

2nd Lycett’s; Iliad Isla Wishes, very similar bitch to 1st but felt 1st had slightly more length of rib & was slightly more effortless on move. But sure they swap places regularly, notice they are litter sisters

3rd Hayhurst’s; Milesend Rockqueen At Keycharm

Limit Bitch 5

1st Ritchie’s; Jaelis Mystique Reflection JW, feminine refined head with lovely expression, dark almond eyes with good ear placement, defined stop & good under jaw, well arched neck & shoulders close fitting with good fore-chest & depth of chest, ribs well sprung & gentle sweep over loin, croup gently sloping & nice tail set, very balanced in profile, both smooth & graceful on move. Pushed hard for RBB

2nd Goodwin’s; Highbrook Hot Fizz, Dam to BPD &BPIS. She has lovely head & expression with very good ear placement & nice almond eye, moderate neck with good depth chest, firm top-line with sweep over loin, hocks well let down, steady movement,

3rd Green’s; Gwensway Myfanwy Cariad

Open Bitch 2

1st Saunder’s: Chalmoor I’m A Peach At Fernfrey, feminine refined wedge, obliquely set dark almond eyes, with good ear placement & she used them whole time, strong under jaw, well arched muscular neck on well laid shoulders with lovely fore-chest & good depth of chest, well sprung ribs. Nice length of back with sweep over the loin, well-muscled hindquarters & hocks well let down, steady fluid movement, Lovely harsh coat with plenty of feathering, Super hard muscle-tone which showed. BB & RBIS. Just felt dog had a little more drive in the challenge.

2nd Lycett’s; Herds Hallicia At Iliad, Dam of a couple of the youngsters today, very good for breed type & similar to 1st but just preferred 1st more effortless movement.

Veteran Bitch 7

One of my favourite classes, I think it is such a credit to the owners who keep their veterans in such fabulous condition & I would have liked more 1st

1st Gruszka’s; Samphrey Bitta Sweet, apparently I judged this bitch as a youngster. Just 9years old & not showing a day of it, lovely blunt wedge head with good ear set & almond eyes, neck gently sweeping into well laid shoulders with good fore chest & spring of rib & gentle sweep over loin, showed herself off whole time, still in very good condition both in coat & muscle-tone, moved out well, BVB & BVIS

2nd Goodwin’s; Ch. Herds Homeweave At Highbrook,10 year old & another defiantly not showing her age, feminine head, lovely ear placement & dark almond shaped eyes. Moderate neck & well laid shoulders, good length of back & firm top-line, nice spring of rib, & easy ground covering movement.

3rd Barrowclough’s; Milesend Musical Lady

Special Open Bitch (Sable/White) 2

1st Lycett’s; Herds Hallicia At Iliad, 2nd in Open bitch, balanced bitch with steady movement which won her this class.

2nd Bostock’s; Jaelis Mystique Mistress, 2nd in grad.

Special Open Bitch (Tricolour, Black & Tan Black & White) 4

1st Mackie’s; Mohnesee Secret Pearl At Shebaville, 3rd in graduate, feminine bitch, balanced profile. Would like maybe a tad more of her. Her easy movement won her this class

2nd Major’s; Mistyisle Simoncelli’s Star, 5th in PG

3rd Dawson’s; Mohnesee’s Pandemonium

Special Open Bitch (Blue Merle) 3-1

1st Green’s; Gwensway Myfanwy Cariad, 3rd in a good limit class, lovely clear coat colouring, refined wedge shaped head, dark obliquely set eyes, ear placement ok, good reach neck & well placed shoulders, well sprung ribs & slight rise over loin, good bend of stifle, effortless on the move.

2nd Lycett’s; Iliad Isablue Bear. Lovely little bitch just not co-operating with her mum today, lovely profile.

Special Open Bitch Bred By Exh 3+4

1st Gruszka’s; Samphrey Sea Breeze, Head refined wedge, obliquely set dark eyes, good ear placement, correct bite with strong under jaw, well arched neck on well laid shoulders, good depth of chest & well sprung ribs. Nice length of back with slight rise over the loin, well-muscled hindquarters & hocks well let down, steady fluid movement,

2nd Lycett’s; Iliad Isla Wishes, 2nd in post grad

3rd Rigby’s; Lythwood Sweetheart

Special Open Bitch Not Bred By Exh +5

1st Mackie’s; Iliad Illusive Gold At Shebaville, 1st post grad. Won this class on her easy movement.

2nd Gamble’s; Balidorn Solitude At Solyric, 1st in Junior,

3rd Barrowclough’s; Jaelis Mystique Topaz

Judge

Sue Bird