• Date: 17/08/2018
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Becky Johnson Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 05/11/2018

Welsh Kennel Club

Breed: Retriever (Chesapeake Bay)

Thank you all for your entry. I thoroughly enjoyed my day with you all as always. On the whole I thought the movement was a lot better than I have witnessed in the past and coat quality on the whole was good. Thank you to the majority of competitors who accepted my placings in such a sporting manner.


PD NO ENTRIES 


JD (4 Entries) Abs: 0 

1st: GRIFFIN-WOODS Mrs C Migwell Soloman's Puzzle (ai). I was very impressed with this youngster and considered him for the RCC. Well balanced all through. Broad head with medium stop but no coarseness. Strong, muscular neck leading to well laid shoulder. Could have a little more angulation of upper arm. Good width and depth of chest. Well sprung ribcage. Correct topline. Well muscled hindquarters with good turn of stifle, well let down hocks and good width of second thigh. His hind movement going away was the best of the day and he shows good extension when viewed in profile. In excellent coat and condition.

2nd: SMITH Miss H L Oakmarsh Elkton. Not quite the outline of the winner. Pleasing head with medium stop and good length of muzzle. Well laid shoulder with corresponding return of upper arm. A little longer in loin than I would prefer. Strong hindquarters. Excellent bone and feet. Not quite the harshness of coat as the winner. Moved soundly.

3rd: MURRAY Miss L Dakota Nathan 


PGD (2 Entries) Abs: 0 

1st: MURRAY Miss L Dakota Nathan. 3rd in Junior. Balanced head with correct eye colour. Little upright in shoulder. Good spring of rib. Well muscled hindquarters but slightly straighter in shoulder than I would prefer. Coat of good texture. Slightly proud of his tail on the move.

2nd: SMITH Mrs E Writter Bill. Lighter in frame than the winner and his nervousness made him difficult to assess. Pleasing head although I would prefer a little more masculinity all through. Good lay of shoulder. Chest of good depth with well sprung ribcage. Movement a little erratic. Just needs more ringcraft to give him more confidence.


LD (1 Entries) Abs: 0 

1st: MILNER Mr P H Polotter Warrior Of Rhyl. Well made all through with good overall balance. Head of correct proportions - wedge shaped when viewed from above with no coarseness. Strong, slightly arched neck with good lay of shoulder. Deep chest with well sprung ribcage. Well muscled hindquarters with good width of second thigh. Coat not at its best today. Good driving movement - not quite the accuracy going away as the top winners.


OD (4 Entries) Abs: 1 

1st: MAYHEW Mrs C Arnac Weatherdeck Buoy (Imp USA) My first impression of this dog was that he has excellent balance and that if he were out working in the field he would clear a five bar gate with ease. He has the power that is required and yet retains the athleticism that is a fine balance to achieve. There is nothing exaggerated about him. Masculine head of correct proportions. Strong, slightly arched neck leading to good lay of shoulder and corresponding length of upper arm. His elbows are close to the body and he is well ribbed back. Strong, well muscled hindquarters with well let down hocks. Although his coat was not quite the quality of the 2nd it had the correct density and oiliness that is required. On the move he excelled. Accurate fore and aft and displayed good rear drive from his hindquarters when viewed in profile. CC - his third and BOB. Sincere congratulations to his owner/breeder who for many years has maintained the fit for function durability of this breed.

2nd: MORRIS Mrs J R Penrose Incredible. Heavier in build than the winner and lacked the athletic outline that I was looking for. For me his head is too coarse and overdone and the cheeks are too full beneath the eyes. He has an excellent neck leading through to correct lay of shoulder and corresponding return of upper arm. Good depth of chest and correct spring of rib. His coat was the best of the day. Moved soundly but lacked the drive of the winner. His maturity gained him the RCC over the junior dog but very disappointing that his owner didn’t feel it was worth completing a lap of honour.

3rd: MILNER Mr P H Polotter Pickled Piper 


PB (1 Entries) Abs: 0 

1st: MORRIS Mrs J R Penrose Let Fly. At just 6 months she is obviously very raw. Pleasing outline. Good head and expression with well set ears. Clean neck leading to good lay of shoulder. Well laid shoulder. Little weak in loin at present but this should improve. Coat of good texture. Moved soundly with good length of stride. BP


JB (1 Entries) Abs: 0 

1st: MURRAY Miss L Luisaidha Eva. Well balanced with typical outline. Head of correct proportions. Muscular neck leading to well laid shoulder and corresponding return of upper arm. Good spring of rib. Well made hindquarters. Coat of excellent texture. I would just like a little more bone. Moved soundly.


PGB (3 Entries) Abs: 1 

1st: EARLE Mr M Chesepi Usguepaugh. Good overall balance. Correct head shape with enough breadth of skull and slightly tapering muzzle. Strong neck leading to adequate layback of shoulder. Could lose a little weight. Well made hindquarters but I would prefer a little more width of second thigh. Moved with drive but could be tidier fore and aft.

2nd: MURRAY Miss L Luisaidha Eva. 1st in Junior.


LB (3 Entries) Abs: 1 

1st: PONT Miss C A Penrose Hash Brown. Very impressed with this bitch. Excellent overall balance. True head with broad skull, slight stop and tapering muzzle. Strong neck leading to well laid shoulder and corresponding return of upper arm. Good depth of chest with elbows tight to the body. Well ribbed back. Strong well muscled hindquarters and well let down hocks. Moved with drive - just fractionally close behind which was the deciding factor in the challenge. RCC

2nd: EARLE Mr M Chesepi Usguepaugh. 1st in Post Grad


OB (2 Entries) Abs: 1 

1st: MAYHEW Mrs C Sh Ch Arnac Bay Flax. Another top drawer exhibit from this kennel. Two years ago when I judged her she was not in her best dress and paid the price. Today she looked every inch a worthy title holder. Workmanlike and totally free from exaggeration. She is well balanced. Her head has the correct breadth between the ears which are high set and carried close to the skull. Clean cheeks and good length of muzzle. Strong, slightly arched neck leading to copybook forehand construction with the forelegs placed well under the body. Well ribbed back leading to short loin and strong hindquarters. Moved well both fore and aft and showed good extension when viewed in profile. A worthy winner of the BCC.


Becky A Johnson