• Date: 06/07/2018
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Becky Johnson Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 05/11/2018

East Of England Agricultural Society

Breed: Pointer

My sincere thanks to the Officers and Committee for this invitation. I thoroughly enjoyed my day. It was an extremely hot day and I was very impressed that despite that the dogs did not seem unduly affected by it on the whole. I was thrilled to hear that my BOB was placed 4th in the Group and my BP was Runner Up in the Puppy Group.  


MPD (4)

1st Siddle & Crocker’s Wilchrimane Niffler. Good overall balance. His head has a pronounced stop giving dished like appearance. Clean neck leading to good lay of shoulder and return of upper arm. Deep chest. Well ribbed back. Correctly set tail. Well made hindquarters with good width of second thigh. On the move he is good in side profile - still a little loose in elbow coming in towards. BPD.


2nd Hazeltine’s Hookwood Lennox. Well balanced all through. At the moment his head is not as forward in development as the winner but this will come. Clean neck leading to good lay of shoulder. Slightly slopes down in topline and I would like a little more length to the croup. Moved freely.


3rd Adams’ Fisherbloom Re-Encountered.


PD (3, 1)

1st Hookwood Lennox

2nd Walking’s Nosam Never Say Never Again At Kiswahili. Good overall balance. Pleasing head - I would like a little more definition to the stop. Clean neck leading to well laid shoulder and upper arm of equal length. I would prefer a little less slope to the topline. Well made hindquarters with good width of second thigh. Moved on a long stride.


JD (3)

1st O’Neill’s Tenshilling Biscuits. Well balanced all through. Pleasing head and expression - maybe could have a fraction more depth of stop. Excellent shoulder and corresponding length of upper arm. Good depth of chest with elbows level to the brisket. Well ribbed back. Strong hindquarters with good width of second thigh. Quality oval bone with good feet. Moved with drive.

2nd Bowen-Brooks’ Tenshilling Blowin Smoke. Litter brother to winner. I preferred his head to that of the winner but felt that the winner had a slightly better lay of shoulder and a little more substance through the body. Good depth of chest and well ribbed back. Strong hindquarters with good width of second thigh. Good bone and feet. Moved with good drive. Close decision between 1 and 2.

3rd Ram’s Hacan Sharpe Spear


YD (7, 1)

1st Tenshilling Blowin Smoke - as Junior

2nd Flint’s Casilex Cognac. Well balanced all through. Excellent head with well defined stop and slight dish appearance when viewed in profile. Well laid shoulder and return of upper arm. Correct length and spring of ribcage. Well made hindquarters, with good bone and feet. Didn’t move with quite the smoothness of the winner today

3rd Saunders’ Phlynnies Prince of Thieves



GD (4, 2)

1st Tenshilling Blowin Smoke - as Junior

2nd Phlynnies Prince of Thieves. Larger all through than the winner and longer cast. Balanced head with good stop and pronounced occipital bone. I would prefer a little more layback of shoulder. Deep chest with elbows level with brisket. Well ribbed back. Excellent bone. Showed good drive on the move.


PGD (7)

1st Saunders’ Teisgol Double Trigger. A little heavier all through than would normally be my preference however he is well balanced all through. Head with good stop and correct earset. I would prefer a more layback in shoulder but his upper arm is of good length. Deep chest and well sprung ribcage. Strong, well made hindquarters with good width of second thigh. On the move he was accurate both fore and aft and showed a good smooth gait when viewed in profile and no sign of hackneying.

2nd Luke & Hinton’s Fleurfield Jack Daniels. I preferred his size to that of the winner. True head with deep stop and clean cheeks. Clean neck leading to good lay of shoulder. Well sprung ribcage with good topline and tailset. Well made hindquarters with good width of second thigh and well let down hocks. Moved with drive but I preferred the smoother action and forward reach of the winner today.

3rd Bird’s Medogold Burn Baby Burn At Vinepoint.


LD (12, 3)

1st O’Neill’s Tenshilling Home Alone JW ShCM. Well balanced with true outline both stacked and moving. Excellent head - skull and muzzle of equal length, deep stop, clean cheeks and pronounced occipital bone. Long, clean and slightly arched neck leading to good lay of shoulder and corresponding length of upper arm. Deep chest with elbows level with the brisket. Correct length and spring of ribcage. Powerful hindquarters with good width of second thigh and well let down hocks. Quality oval bone and good feet. On the move he was accurate both for and aft with a good daisy cutting gait when viewed in profile with his tail lashing throughout. Delighted to award him the DCC - his second. I hope the third comes quickly.

2nd Lathwell’s Tinchitamba A Waiting Game. Another quality dog. Well balanced all through. Typical head with good stop and slightly concave muzzle. Clean neck leading to well laid shoulder and corresponding length of upper arm. Chest deep with well sprung ribcage. Well made hindquarters with good width of second thigh and well let down hocks. Moved well with good side gait when viewed in profile. Just preferred the topline of the winner.

3rd Jamieson, Macara & Blackburn-Bennett’s - Kanix News Flash At Glenfinnan.


OD (7, 2)

1st Hazeltine & Upton’s Sh Ch Hookwood By George JW ShCM. Upstanding dog who is well balanced all through. Pleasing head that is well proportioned with deep stop and pronounced occipital bone. Excellent lay of shoulder with corresponding return of upper arm. Level topline. Deep chest with elbows level with brisket. Well ribbed back. A fraction short in croup but his tail is carried correctly on the move. Strong hindquarters with well let down hocks. Quality oval bone with well padded feet. Strong, driving movement - fluid and no sign of hackneying. Pushed hard for top honours - just preferred the head of the limit winner. RCC

2nd O’Neill’s Sh Ch Chesterhope Thrill Of T Chase. Another dog of excellent quality throughout. Well balanced with true outline. I felt that he had slightly more work in his head to that of the winner, but that the winner had the better forehand construction. Deep chest with elbows on a level with the brisket. Level topline and good spring of rib. Powerful hindquarters with good width of second thigh. Has a good action on the move - not quite the drive of the winner today but on another day could change places.

3rd Harrison’s Sh Ch Millpoint Heatwave JW ShCM.


VD (2)

1st Roberts’ Kanix Dante’s Inferno. Well balanced all through. Masculine head with good depth of stop. A fraction heavier in muzzle than I would ideally prefer. Clean, slightly arched neck leading to good lay of shoulder and return of upper arm. Deep chest with elbows on a level with brisket. Excellent length and spring of ribcage. Strong hindquarters with well let down hocks. Strong bone with good feet. Moved smoothly with good tail action.

2nd Fox’s Tenshilling I Get Around To Dappleline JW. Well balanced. Good head shape with skull and muzzle of equal length and well defined stop. Clean neck with good lay of shoulder. Deep chest with well sprung ribcage. Just preferred the hindquarters of the winner. Moved with a good length of stride.


SBD (1, 1)


MPB (7, 2)

1st Purdy’s Pendan Georgiana. Very well balanced all through. Excellent head with well defined stop and clean cheeks. Clean neck leading to good lay of shoulder and return of upper arm. Adequate width of chest. Well ribbed back. Level topline leading to correct tailset. Well made hindquarters. Quality oval bone. Moved well - both fore and aft and in profile.

2nd Stucky’s Pendan Vashi. Litter sister to winner. Slightly larger all through but similar in outline. I just preferred the head of the winner. Clean neck leading to well laid shoulder. Chest deep with elbows level with the brisket. Well sprung ribcage. Not quite the turn of stifle as the winner. Moved well with good open side gait.

3rd Adam’s Fisherbloom Fancy That.


PB (4, 1)

1st Watkins, Phillips & Gordon’s Hawkfield Audacious (ai). I was very impressed with this puppy. Excellent overall balance. Her head is correctly proportioned with skull and muzzle of equal length, well defined stop and pronounced occipital bone. Clean, slightly arched neck. Excels in her forehand construction. Deep chest with elbows level with brisket. Well sprung ribcage of good length. Level topline with correct tailset. Well made hindquarters with correct bend of stifle and well let down hocks. Movement accurate fore and aft and showed a lovely action when viewed in profile. BP and PG2.

2nd Chevalier’s Millpoint Some Like It Hot. Another quality puppy. Good overall balance. Not quite the work in the head as the winner but this will come. Good length of neck leading to reasonable lay of shoulder and return of upper arm. Good length and spring of ribcage. Well made hindquarters with good width of second thigh. Once settled moved well.

3rd Collins’ Saregresi Ventullus Lemon Drop (imp)


JB (6)

1st Norbury’s Medogold Bamalan. Very impressive all through. Excellent overall balance with true outline. Head of correct proportions with well defined stop and slightly concave muzzle. Clean neck leading to excellent lay of shoulder and return of upper arm. Deep chest with well sprung ribcage. Level topline with slightly arched loin and correct tailset. Strong, well made hindquarters with correct bend of stifle and good width of second thigh. Quality oval bone with good well padded feet. Moved at one with her handler - accurate fore and aft and showing good smooth open side gait. Considered her for higher honours.

2nd Rayner, Spinks and Pringle’s Gartarry High Society at Spinray. Well balanced all through. Excellent head shape and well set ears. Long, clean neck leading to good layback of shoulder. Deep chest with good spring of rib. Not quite the topline of the winner. Well made hindquarters with well let down hocks. Moved well on a good length of stride and drive from the rear.

3rd Perkins’ Brent Hothouse Flower


YB (4)

1st Anthony’s Jilony Ola. Well balanced all through. Good head shape with skull and muzzle of equal length. Clean, slightly arched neck leading to good lay of shoulder. Good depth of chest and spring of ribcage. Short coupled. Sloping a little more in topline than I would ideally like. Well made hindquarters with excellent bone and get. Moved with drive - just slightly hackneying in front.

2nd Rayner’s Gartarry All That Jazz At Spinray. Well balanced. Pleasing head - I would prefer a fraction more length of muzzle. Clean neck leading to reasonable layback of shoulder. I preferred her topline to that of the winner but felt that the winner was slightly stronger in her hindquarters. Moved with drive - not as tidy going away as the winner.

3rd Brookes’ Pennystone Shamrock


GB (3, 2)

1st Stokes’ Hawkfield Castaspell Over Guanabara. Well balanced with pleasing outline. Typical head with well defined stop and pronounced occipital bone. I would prefer a little more layback of shoulder. Deep chest with elbows level with the brisket. Well ribbed back. Good tail set. Strong hindquarters with well let down hocks. Moved freely with good length of stride when viewed in profile.


PGB (7, 1)

1st Cobden’s Hawkfield Bronze For Alozia ShCM. Excellent overall balance. True head with well defined stop and slightly concave muzzle. Her eyes could just be a shade darker but this does not distract from her expression. Clean neck leading to excellent shoulder and upper arm placement. Good depth and spring of ribcage. Strong topline with correct tailset. Well made hindquarters with correct turn of stifle. On the move she was accurate both fore and aft and showed good length of stride when viewed in profile.

2nd O’Neill’s Fyldefair Sky Full Of Stars Over Tenshilling. Typical outline with excellent overall balance. True head shape with well defined stop and correct ear set. Clean neck leading to well laid shoulder and corresponding length of upper arm. Good depth of chest. Well sprung ribcage of good length leading to short couplings. Strong hindquarters with good bend of stifle and width of second thigh. Moved well with drive- not quite the precision of the winner but could change places on another day.

3rd Hewitt’s Droveborough’s Miss Marple


LB (8, 1)

This was the class of the day in terms of quality in depth.

1st Siddle, Crocker and Kruger’s White Squall Seasyde Iced Tea JW (Imp). Having recently awarded this bitch a Group I was interested to see how she stacked up against her contemporaries in the breed as it does not necessarily follow that it is an obvious winner! For me she presents a balanced outline with everything flowing symmetrically. Excellent head with skull and muzzle of equal proportions, well defined stop and slightly concave muzzle to give the desired dish-faced appearance. Long, clean neck leading to excellent layback of shoulder and corresponding length of upper arm. Correct depth and width of chest with elbows level with brisket. Well sprung ribcage of good length. To be picky she could be fractionally shorter coupled. Correct topline with fractionally arched loin. Her hindquarters are a good shape with correctly turned stifles and well let down hocks. On the move she excels - accurate both fore and aft and producing a true daisy cutting action when viewed in profile. She fought off a very strong challenge to win this class and ultimately the CC & BOB then later 4th in the Gundog Group.

2nd Baker & Baker-Roullier’s Defrisa Flirtini JW ShCM. Another top quality bitch whom I have always held in high regard. Beautifully balanced all through displaying both elegance and power. Excellent head proportions - skull and muzzle of equal length with plenty of work beneath the eyes and well defined stop. Not quite the layback of shoulder as the winner but good length of upper arm. Chest of good depth with elbows level to brisket. Well ribbed back and slightly shorter coupled than the winner. Correct topline and well set on tail. Strong hindquarters with good width of second thigh and hocks that are well let down and set square to the ground. Strong, quality oval bone and the best of feet. On the move in the class she didn’t quite produce the same length of stride as the winner. It was such a close call between them. When called back in to the challenge she rose to the occasion and won a very well deserved RCC. On another day these two bitches could change places.

3rd Flint’s Wynbury Golden Challice By Fleurfield.


OB (7, 3)

1st Stuckey’s Sh Ch Meadowgold Coralie of Pendan JW ShCM. Well balanced all through. Well proportioned head with defined stop and pronounced occipital bone. Clean neck leading to well laid shoulder and corresponding return of upper arm. Chest of correct width and depth with elbows on a level with the brisket. Well ribbed back and short coupled. Correct topline and tail set. Powerful hindquarters with good turn of stifle and well let down hocks. Moved well both fore and aft in profile. Quality oval bone and the best of feet. Another who pushed hard in the challenge for top honours.

2nd Harrison’s Millpoint Hopes N Dreams JW. Slightly longer cast than the winner. Excellent head shape with well defined stop and correct ear set. Long, slightly arched neck leading to good lay of shoulder and correct return of upper arm. Deep in chest with elbows level to brisket. Good topline and tail set. I would prefer a more moderate bend of stifle. Moved on a good length of stride- not as tidy going away as the winner.

3rd Mackay’s Sh Ch Federica Fanfare at Woodglade



VB (2)

1st Brooksmith and Adams’ Nightgold Blackavar. Good overall balance. True head with skull and muzzle of equal length, well defined stop and correct ear set. Clean, slightly arched neck leading to well laid shoulder. I would prefer a fraction more length of upper arm. Good depth of chest and correct spring of rib. Excellent topline, with slightly arched loin and correct tailset. Moved accurately with good drive from her hindquarters.

2nd Lathwell’s Teisgol It’s Your Chance For Tinchtamba. Hard to believe that she is a veteran now. Balanced outline. Excellent head with well defined stop and pronounced occipital bone. Long neck leading to correct lay of shoulder. She has a better length of upper arm than the winner. Well made hindquarters with good width of second thigh. Carrying too much weight today which caused her to roll on the move. Excellent bone and feet.





SBB (5,1)

1st Hawkfield Castaspell Over Guanabara - see Graduate

2nd Webster & Goodwin’s Pennystone Sunny Daze. Good overall balance. Pleasing head and expression - I would like a little more definition of stop. Clean neck. I would prefer a little more layback of shoulder. Good depth of chest with elbows level with the brisket. Correct spring of rib. Well made hindquarters. Good oval bone with well padded feet. Moved freely with good rear drive.


Becky A Johnson

Judge