• Date: 10/05/2018
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Bob Rushton Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 05/11/2018

Birmingham Dog Show Society Ltd

Breed: Belgian Shepherd Dog (Malinois)

National Dog Show 10th May 2018

Belgian Shepherd Dog (Malinois)

Judge: Mr Bob Rushton (Tiflin)

I should explain before we get in to the detail, that it is, for me, the most pleasurable thing is to judge Belgian Shepard’s of any variety. Having just judged the Groenendaels, a breed that is supposed to be identical to the Malinois, except for the coat and where the quality was outstanding and ran through every exhibit, the Malinois where , I felt lacking in quality . I know it’s disappointing for exhibitors when a judge withholds a top award, but it is equally disappointing for the judge. I did it for the right reasons, in my opinion, with only 4 dogs entered, all with a variety of problems; I decided I could not award the Reserve Dog CC. Because of this I have been completely open in my critiques with what I found when judging and how this was reflected in my placings. Remember also that time creeps up on dogs and sometimes this adds to the reasons why previous top winners are not selected. I know there are better Malinois out there, I’ve seen and judged some very nice ones in the past. My comments on your dogs are meant to be supportive and understanding and I appreciated those of you that took the time to discuss it with me after the judging.

BEST OF BREED : 8890 RALPH, Ms J E & BAKER Ms C Taikatalven Je Suis Rockstar Avec Pliquette (Imp)

Dog CC : 8890 RALPH, Ms J E & BAKER Ms C Taikatalven Je Suis Rockstar Avec Pliquette (Imp)

Res Dog CC : WHD WITHHELD

Bitch CC : 8886 NEFF Mrs V Ch Bonvivant Gigi Sh.CM

Res Bitch CC : 8877 BRASON Mrs Y J N'mango Flambard Du Domaine De Vauroux (Imp)

Best Puppy : 8880 BRETT Mrs M Goldmali Over The Rainbow

Best Veteran : 8878 BRASON Mrs Y J Ch Camylle Des Illes Du Sud At Flambards (Imp)

Class 2619 MPD NO ENTRIES

Class 2620 PD (1 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 8885 JELLICOE Miss T I Goldmali On Fire

This dog has an elegant refined head with parallel plains, well chiselled under the eye with dark eye and well split mouth. His front assembly was very short in upper arm and this affected his movement, producing an uncharacteristic hackney action. He has a good deep chest and a rear construction that is similar in proportion to the front.

Class 2621 JD NO ENTRIES

Class 2622 PGD (1 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 8879 BRETT Mrs M Goldmali King Of Hearts

Well-proportioned head, dark eye, good reach of neck, moderate angulation balanced front and rear, longer in loin than I would have liked and coat preparation could have been better.

Class 2623 LD NO ENTRIES

Class 2624 OD (2 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 8890 RALPH, Ms J E & BAKER Ms C Taikatalven Je Suis Rockstar Avec Pliquette (Imp)

Well balanced dog of good construction correct moderate angulation with shoulder and forearm of equal length. This produced the correct movement for the breed of steady endurance. Parallel head plains, dark mask, refined head, with well split mouth. Good length of rib, square in profile, tight feet. Dog CC and BOB

2nd: 8876 BRASON Mrs Y J Ch I' Chaos Flambards Du Domaine De Vauroux (Imp)

Well-proportioned angulation front and rear, but front assemble set on chest a little far forward, ie not enough chest in the front and therefore a little narrow. Correct head plains, and dark eye. This dog was longer in loin than 1st place dog, feet could have been tighter.

Class 2625 VD NO ENTRIES

Class 2626 MPB (2 Entries) Abs: 0 . 1st: 8889 RALPH Ms J E Bonvivant Nuance

This bitch had a good typical head with parallel plains, dark eye and good mask. She had tight well cushioned feet and a good overall appearance. She has a sound temperament, after that she was difficult to assess, as she was very excitable and uncontrolled. Very difficult to separate 1st from 2nd, but chose this one over 2nd on head shape and degree of struggle.

2nd: 8888 RALPH Ms J E Bonvivant Nonchalance

This bitch had a good typical head with parallel plains, dark eye and good mask. She had tight well cushioned feet and a good overall appearance. She has a sound temperament, after that she was difficult to assess, as she was very excitable and uncontrolled.

Class 2627 PB (4 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 8880 BRETT Mrs M Goldmali Over The Rainbow

Young bitch, still developing, but of good type. Very appealing, front assembly good, with shoulders and upper arm of same length with correct moderate angulation. This assembly was placed correctly on to a deep broad chest so all should develop nicely. The rear was similarly in balance with a well set croup, and square in overall appearance. She has plenty of rib length and short in loin, giving that classic BSD shape. The correct construction leading to very economical impressive movement. Well-presented and well handled. Best Puppy In Breed

2nd: 8883 HOLMES Mr D & Mrs T J Sparta The One And Only Da Casa Mont'alves

Well-constructed with good angulation for the breed, good type, with stronger head than 1st. Good chest depth and length of rib. Moved well over the ground, but, preferred head and movement of 1.

3rd: 8889 RALPH Ms J E Bonvivant Nuance

Class 2628 JB (1 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 8877 BRASON Mrs Y J N'mango Flambard Du Domaine De Vauroux (Imp)

Nice bitch, well-constructed with correct angulation balanced at the front and rear, very good type, with complete dentition, good head with parallel plains, chiselled under the eye, dark eye, ears correct shape with good usage. She has tight feet, moved well around the ring , RBCC

Class 2629 PGB NO ENTRIES

Class 2630 LB NO ENTRIES

Class 2631 OB (3 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 8886 NEFF Mrs V Ch Bonvivant Gigi Sh.CM

Of good type, well proportioned, with good tight feet, correct front assembly in balance with rear. Head well-proportioned, parallel planes, darkly pigmented and well split mouth. She has good ear shape and they were used well. Dark mask to muzzle and ears, good spring of rib, short, giving a square appearance. She is well-muscled and moved with drive and endurance. Bitch CC

2nd: 8884 HOLMES Mr D & Mrs T J Ir Ch Jolie De La Belle Pitou At Revloch Cw13,w.12

Well-proportioned bitch, well-constructed. Good movement. Preferred head of 1.

3rd: 8891 RALPH, Ms J E & DONOVAN Mr T T Bonvivant Ysatis

Class 2632 VB (3 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 8878 BRASON Mrs Y J Ch Camylle Des Illes Du Sud At Flambards (Imp)

Well balanced, good head and length of neck, small triangular ears, used well, feet could be tighter.

2nd: 8881 BRETT Mrs M Goldmali Fabulous

Good type, longer than 1, similar feet to 1

3rd: 8891 RALPH, Ms J E & DONOVAN Mr T T Bonvivant Ysatis