• Date: 11/08/2018
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Bev Dummett Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 05/11/2018

Bournemouth Canine Association

Breed: Spaniel (Field)

Thank you to the exhibitors for the good entry and quality of dogs present. Thanks for my stewards.

My best dog and bitch are litter mates and I am surprised that they are not champions yet, but surely their titles cannot be far away. All were fit for function.

Special Beginners, D/B. (2). 1st, Porters Prussia best kept secret of Winsbrook, an old favourite of mine and today he looked the best I have ever seen him. Now 4 years old and in his prime, well off for bone, held a good topline on the move. Preferred his outline to 2nd. Liked his depth of chest and rib, good lay of shoulders and tight feet. Well muscled up and well handled. 2, Hird & Lewis Fecimus best of both worlds. This pretty bitch was so well handled by a competent young lady who I am sure will go far in the future. Lovely head and expression, correct dentition, also good depth of chest and rib, just lost out in topline to 1st and didn’t quite have his attitude on the move.

Puppy dog, (1) McDonald Watts Cochen Hocus pocus, very happy black chap, lots to like at this young age, liked his head and eye, held good outline on the move, just needs to firm up behind. Well handled , in gleaming coat, BPIB.

Post grad dog (1) Harris Kingsmist Panther. A lovely black dog who just needs time to fully mature to reach his potential. Has the noble head with chiselling and long lean muzzle. Strong bone, good chest and ribs, Holds a good outline, and moves with drive from strong hindquarters. Fit for function. Well handled to pip the limit winner to res best dog.

Limit dog, (2). 1st, Adams Fecimus world is mine, one I have done well before and still like him a lot. Typical noble head with chiselling and kind eye and expression Correct bite. Strong boned.. Coat in excellent condition, moved with drive holding good profile, in final challenge just didn’t have the pizazz of the black dog, but another day. 2nd, Prussia best kept secret. Unlucky to meet 1.

Open dog, (1) BD, Tyes Thandiwe last tango of Tymora shcm, classic liver dog, looks stunning stacked, in lovely coat and condition. Another with textbook noble head, strong in body,clean neck and shoulders, well developed chest and rib, level topline and correct tailset . So much like his sister, but on the day she just had that extra show attitude on the move so pipped him for BOB. Another who could easily do a days work.

Puppy bitch(1). Watts Elgert surprise surprise, 11 months black pup, has potential once she has bodied up, clean neck and shoulders, has balanced outline and held topline on the move, another happy pup of good size. Lovely shiny coat, well handled.

Post grad bitch (5, 1a) Nice class. 1st Wards Elgert lady marmalade at Simbarra, pretty liver girl of correct size. Liked her depth of chest, clean shoulders and neck, tight feet, looked good stacked and moved well with unhurried stride. Once fully mature should do well. Pleased to award her Res best bitch. 2nd Stones Sonnetend Flawless, black girl of different type, but lots to like. Correct size, well off for bone and holds correct outline. For me I preferred head of 1st but am sure these two change places many times. Show in good condition, well handled and moved with drive . 3, F best of both worlds.

Limit bitch, (2) 1, Elgert lady m at S. 2 F best of both worlds.

Open bitch (1). BB, Harris Thandiwe lady of the knight, gorgeous liver girl who is the feminine version of her brother. Has the head type I like, so typical, noble and chiselled with lovely expression. In good coat and condition, well muscled up and fit for purpose. Liked her size and outline. Good depth of chest and ribs. Good turn of stifle. Tight feet. Moved with drive and on the day just had little more “oomph” than her brother which took her to BOB. They made a lovely pair going round the ring, breeder must be proud.