• Date: 18/01/2018
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Carolyn Guy Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 07/04/2019

Manchester Dog Show Society

Breed: Pointer

This was one of the nicest entries I’ve seen in a long time and I would like to thank exhibitors for making `my day so enjoyable. Thanks also to my two excellent stewards who kept events moving seamlessly. There were quite a few sloping toplines with steep croups and well angulated forehands with straight fronts were not always easy to find. Both the limit classes were closely fought and decisions had to be made on the day.

Mpd (5 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: Gordon’s Hawkfield Audacity (Ai) Naf Typey 6 months o/w. Well balanced and mature for age. Lovely head and expression. Straight front. Reachy neck flowing into well laid back shoulders. Well sprung ribs, lovely topline and croup with well set on tail. Nice wide quarters with good angulation. True and positive on the move and was just a little steadier than the bitch to take BP.

2nd: Burke’s Alcazar Bohemian Rhapsody Mature 7 month b/w. Lovely head and eye. Straight front. Well boned with big ribs and short through the loin. Good width through the quarters. Collected on the move for his age. Just preferred hind movement of above.

3rd: Philo’s Fydal Caprio At Salmonmist

Pd (5 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: Hazeltine & Welch’s Pytchley Chasing The Dream For Hookwood Nicely balanced 10 month b/w. Moved well on a really good stride and scored in fore action. Nice forehand with well placed shoulders, tight elbows and sloping pasterns. Lovely topline with good spring of rib and a nice tail set. Strong shapely quarters. Just felt the minor puppy had the more flowing lines.

2nd: O'neill’s Tenshilling Biscuits Typey o/w with a lovely outline. Typical head. Straight front with reachy neck flowing into sloping shoulders but not the upper arm of 1. Deep through the brisket and a well set tail. Nice turn of stifle. Sound and collected on the move.

3rd: Fydal Caprio At Salmonmist

Jd (9 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: Tibbs’ Raigmore Beekeeper Typey o/w with most beautiful head eye and expression. Straight front with good reach of neck which flows into a lovely topline. Strong through the loin. Lovely finish to croup and a super set to his neat tail. Sound true mover and scored in hind action.

2nd: Gerrard & Galloway’s Sharnphilly Santorelli With Carmandine Mature b/w with lovely head showing good stop and nice finish of lip. Straight front. Good spring of rib with nice couplings and strong loin. Firm quarters.

3rd: Saunders’ Phlynnies Prince Of Thieves

Yd (6 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: Jamieson, Macara, & Blackburn-Bennett’s Kanix News Flash At Glenfinnan Balanced l/w of substance. Masculine well chiselled head. Straight front with shoulders well laid back. Good depth of brisket and well ribbed up with nice topline. Wide well angulated quarters and a neat tail. Scored with his powerful movement on a good stride.

2nd: Asbury’s Millpoint Simply In Step With Donbury Well constructed b/w who at this stage still needs time to grow into himself. Clean through the forehand with a straight front, good reach of neck and sloping shoulders. No hint of throatiness. Lovely topline. Good turn of stifle. Sound mover but less coordinated in front action.

3rd: Best’s Bestina Balbenach

Pgd (8 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: Adams’ Millpoint Simply Smashing Jw Elegant b/w with super clean outline. Good head with pleasing expression. Arched neck flows into long clean shoulders. Gunbarrel front. firm topline with lovely finish of croup and tailset. Nice spring of rib with good couplings. Strong shapely quarters. Sound true and elegant on the move.

2nd: Tannahill’s Wynbury Walter Jack Jw Well made b/w of substance. Lovely forehand with well angulated shoulders and good return of upper arm. Nice head. Good front. Well sprung ribs with good depth through the brisket. Strong well turned quarters. Moved on a good reachy stride. Just preferred the elegance of 1.

3rd: Stilgoe’s Enzo Del Almojon Through Teisgol

Mdld (6 Entries) Abs: 3

1st: Sillince’s Medogold Clown Prince For Tomlow Beautifully balanced b/w who excels in forehand with long sloping shoulders and upper arm with elbows well under his body and a lovely forechest. Lovely head and expression with good working. Super front with elbows close to his body. Sloping pasterns. Ribs well sprung and deep through the brisket with a short loin. Nice topline. Sweeping quarters. Moved with a long even stride and lovely free fore action. Res CC.

2nd: Rose’s Ridanflight Roller Blade B/w with a lovely head and eye giving a kind expression. Good spring of rib with a deep brisket. Neat feet. Strong well angulated quarters. Neat tail. Stylish on the move.

3rd: Kirby’s Pipeaway Master Design Jw

Class 1903 Ld (11 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: Abbott & Wilberg’s Larchwold Star Chaser At Kanix Jw Elegant b/w who scored with his clean outline. Lovely topline and tailset. Beautiful head with kind eye. Clean through the forehand with long sloping shoulders and a good front. Well ribbed back and a deep brisket. Strong quarters with good bend of stifle. Sound stylish mover with drive.

2nd: Luke & Hinton’s Fleurfield Jack Daniels Beautifully constructed l/w. Lovely forehand with well angulated shoulders and matching return of upper arm. True front with tight elbows placed well under his body. Good head. Well sprung ribs and short strong loin. Strong quarters. True mover with a low forward stride.

3rd: O'neill’s Tenshilling Home Alone Jw

Od (4 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: Howes’s Sh Ch Millpoint Babe Magnet At Medogold Jw Beautifully constructed b/w. Super forehand with long clean sloping shoulders matched by a good return of upper arm. Gunbarrel front with tight elbows. Well chiselled head with lovely eye and expression. Balanced outline. Nice spring of rib and depth of brisket. Well angulated quarters. Moved freely with a long stride and reachy fore action.

2nd: Hazeltine & Welch’s Just Wilburt By Hookwood Jw Sh.Cm Another lovely b/w. Well moulded head with super work and a lovely eye. Nice front and well angulated forehand. Super topline, big ribs and a strong loin. Strong quarters with well turned stifles and low hocks. Moved well on an even stride. Just not quite the freedom of 1.

3rd: Wilberg’s Sh Ch Kanix Fredrik

Clss 1905 Vd (4 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: Harrison’s Sh Ch Millpoint Top Hat N' Tails Jw Sh.Cm Beautiful 7 year old b/w. I have liked this dog since I first saw him here at Stafford as a puppy but this is the first time I have judged him. He is so well balanced and has a lovely outline. Super forehand with long sloping shoulders and well angulated upper arm. True front with tight elbows. Beautiful head with dark eye and kind expression. His ribs are well sprung with good depth through the brisket and carried well back. Lovely topline and tail set. Well angulated quarters. He moved easily and positively on a long forward stride with no wasted effort. CC

2nd: Fox’s Tenshilling I Get Around To Dapple line Jw Typey 8 year old o/w. Lovely head eye and expression with nice turn of lip. Lovely spring of rib with good couplings and strong through the loin. Strong quarters with good bend of stifle. Neat tail. Moved soundly and stylishly.

3rd: Wilkinson’s Port Ch Oliver Do Vale Carvoeiro

Mpb (14 Entries) Abs: 3

1st: Matthews’s Medogold Tartini What a beautiful typey 6 month b/w puppy. She is so well balanced and just flows from her beautifully moulded head with dark eye and kind expression to her well used tail, giving her a super outline. Scored with her beautifully angulated shoulders and upper arm. Good depth and spring of rib. Lovely topline and tail set. Wide sweeping quarters. In gleaming condition. Sound happy mover with a good forward stride. BPB

2nd: Gordon’s Hawkfield Audacious (Ai) Naf Stylish o/w. Pretty head with dark eye and kind expression. Clean outline with good tail set. Well sprung ribs. Lovely turn of stifle with good width of thigh. Moved well and was very collected for a baby.

3rd: Critchley’s Adele Artegerd Is Welcomed To Whipspan (Imp) Naf T

Pb (16 Entries) Abs: 3

1st: Medogold Tartini

2nd: Rayner & Spinks & Pringle’s Gartarry High Society At Spinray Mature b/w with a lovely head showing a slight dish and lovely working. Kind eye. Firm topline, good spring of rib with a short strong loin. She has strength through her well angulated quarters. Neat tail. Elegant and true on the move. Not quite the forehand of 1.

3rd: Rankine’s Fyldefair Apricot Fudge

Jb (6 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: Tibbs’s Sharnphilly Escada At Raigmore Very mature b/w with a balanced outline. Lovely head and expression. Super topline. Sloping shoulders. Nice bone and feet. Super tailset. Strong quarters with well turned stifle and low hocks. Sound easy mover.

2nd: Anthony’s Jilony Ola B/w with a pretty head and a dark eye. Clean outline. Nice topline with well set tail. Straight front. Wide shapely quarters. Moved soundly.

3rd: Brookes’s Pennystone Shamrock

Yb (7 Entries) Abs: 3

1st: Martin’s Sunhouse Cheerio Absolutely beautiful o/w who just screams Pointer. Exquisite head with lovely work, a bright eye and kind expression and neat ears. Lovely front with tight elbows, well angulated shoulders and lengthy upper arm. Well sprung ribs with good depth through the brisket. Slightly sloping pasterns and neat feet. Strong sweeping quarter with good width of thigh. On the move she was light on her feet and went with a true easy stride using her tail. CC, BOB and Gp4.

2nd: Smith’s Blueyonda Cassiopeia Another lovely b/w with a flowing outline. Beautiful head and expression with good working. Reachy neck flowing into long sloping shoulders with good length of upper arm matched by well angulated quarters. Wider in front than 1. Good depth of brisket. Moved soundly with a good length of stride.

3rd: Brookes’s Pennystone Shamrock

Pgb (9 Entries) Abs: 2

1st: Howes’s Medogold Whirly Bird Jw Nicely made l/w. Lovely forehand with good angulation of shoulder and upper arm, good forechest and a straight front. Kind expression. Neat feet. Big ribs and a good topline. Wide quarters with well turned stifles. Won the class with her good movement on a long low stride using her tail.

2nd: Gerrard’s Carmandine Call My Bluff Typey o/w of great elegance. Most beautiful well worked head with lovely expression and finish of lip. Long clean neck with sloping shoulders and well angulated upper arm. Nice topline and good depth of brisket. Well angulated quarters and tight feet. Neat tail.

3rd: O'neill’s Fyldefair Sky Full Of Stars Over Tenshilling

Mdld (10 Entries) Abs: 3

1st: Elrington’s Ansona Cinderella Jw Elegant b/w with clean outline. Lovely head with dark eye and nice finish of lip. Straight front with sloping shoulders, neat feet and good pasterns. Nice topline. Strong muscular quarters with good angulation. Moved freely on a loose lead with nice carriage.

2nd: Stilgoe & Oliver’s Asterope Lightening Star Via Teisgol Jw Well constructed b/w. Good front, well angulated forehand. Nicely sprung ribs with neat couplings and strong through the loin. Firm wide quarters with well let down hocks. Sound true mover. Just preferred head of 1.

3rd: Brooksmith & Adams’s Nightgold Blackavar

LB(10 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: Norbury’s Medogold Milkshake At Heartbury Jw Lovely b/w with clean elegant outline. Beautiful head and expression with lovely chiselling. Clean through the forehand with true front, long shoulders and nicely angulated upper arm. Lovely topline and tailset. Balanced body. Wide sweeping quarters. Neat feet. Good mover on a forward stride and went with style and verve.

2nd: Vaughn’s Teisgol I Am What I Am At Phlynnies Another beautiful b/w. Lovely head, eye and expression. Straight front with well laid back shoulders. Lovely feet. Big ribs with good depth of brisket. Strong quarters with good turn of stifle. Neat tail. Sound true mover but not the verve of 1 and on the final move dog and handler were just not working together – a pity.

3rd: Bedson & Earl’s Caithpoint Here And Now

Class 1913 Ob (7 Entries) Abs: 2

1st: Harrison’s Millpoint Hopes N' Dreams Jw Elegant o/w. Clean outline. Lovely head, eye and expression. Super forehand with well laid shoulders and good return of upper arm with elbows well under her body. Good front. Lovely topline and scored in tailset. Nice depth through the brisket. Wide sweeping quarters and neat tail. Moved well on a long even stride with nice tail carriage.

2nd: Evans & Pavey’s Sh Ch Joneva Mrs Bridges Jw Well made b/w. Dark eye giving kind expression. Heavier throught the forehand than 1 but well angulated shoulders. Well sprung ribs with good depth and short coupled with strong loin. Strong quarters. Moved with good forward reach.

3rd: Welch’s Oxfordacres Trinity By Hookwood Jw Sh.Cm

Vb (5 Entries) Abs: 2

1st: Blackburn-Bennett’s Sh Ch Kanix Chilli Very stylish 7 year old o/w who combines substance with elegance. Flowing outline. Well chiselled head with kind expression. Slightly arched neck flows cleanly into lovely topline. True in front with sloping shoulders. Big ribs with nice depth. Strong quarters with good angulation. Lovely set to her neat tail. Is hard to beat on the move going with style on a clean positive stride with no wasted effort. Res CC

2nd: Radcliffe’s Sniperay Star Turn Well constructed 7 year old b/w. Well angulated shoulders with good return of upper arm. True front. Good depth of brisket. Well turned quarters and neat tail. Sound and true on the move.

3rd: Booth’s Galema Iona Nearly 10 year old b/w in wonderful condition – a credit to her owner.

CAROL GUY