• Date: 04/11/2018
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Dan Ericsson Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 17/01/2019

Parson Russell Terrier Club

Breed: Parson Russell Terrier

Show Report The Parson Russell Club Ch Show, Peopleton Nov 4th 2018 Many thanks to the club and its members or inviting me to judge this year's championship show held at Peopleton. No effort had been spared to make the exhibitors and the judge welcome and a nice atmosphere prevailed throughout the day. Special thanks to my two efficient stewards and the show manager for making sure everything ran on oiled wheels. I was delighted with my winners whom I consider very correct in type and both challenges looked impressive when entering the ring, so well done to breeders and owners! Temperaments were also first-class and so were most coats and pelts. There were however a few dogs of both sexes that I found a little stocky in build and shorter in leg than the standard requires. Heads also varied from very fine to overly strong. Minor Puppy Dog, 3 1. Baker's Just Top Russell to Pacolito, eyecatching 6 months old puppy showing great promise,excellent overall make and shape, good head and eye, sound legs and feet, hard coat, moved well, liked him a lot. 2. Broadberry's Ratscallion Utah, attractive baby puppy but much less developed than the winner at this stage, good eye, good legs and feet, moved well for one so young. 3. King's Scapegrace Albus of Riosset, also 6 months old, delightful temperament,good coat and topline, sound legs and feet, not so pleasing in head at this stage and I found him a little stocky compared to the other two babies. Puppy Dog, 3, 1 abs 1. Bowden's Paringer Knock on Wood in Chellowside, top quality puppy of 12 months, masculine head with correct eyes, ears and expression..sound front, good legs and feet, perfect balance of leg and depth of body, sound quarters,good tail, very sound on the move responding well to his handler. Never gave up trying and landed the dog CC. Res BIS and Best Puppy. 2. Broadberry's Ratscallion Wyoming, very immature baby puppy, happy temperament, ok in head,body and coat for age, movement difficult to assess. Junior Dog, 4 1.Bigland's Heythrop Task Master, very typical young dog of excellent breed type, excellent front and rear, good body for age, good coat, legs and feet, masculine head, perhaps a shade strong in skull, keen eye and expression, deported himself well moving soundly 2.Hance's Riosset Right to Roam, well made white dog in excellent hard condition, typical head, good coat, sound legs, heavier in bone and body than the winner and not so easy to span, good mover 3. Tinegate's Milvinae All Black, another young dog of excellent type and he is well constructed and has a good coat, I would have preferred more strength of muzzle, shows well, just needs time to reach his full potential Novice Dog, 0 Graduate Dog, 2, 1 ab 1. Hall's Frithgarth Stone Meadow, masculilne dog with good head, sound legs and feet, ok for body, topline not so pleasing and rear end rather weak, also reflected in hind movement, excellent coat texture Post Graduate Dog 3, 2 ab 1. Holley's Hoolmark Johnny Guitar, excellent type, perfect size,, good head and ears, very good body, typical outline, excellent side movement, rather close in front and rear when moving, good eye, excellent temperament Limit Dog, 2, 1 ab 1. Bigland's Heythrop Taggert, well made dog with good front and rear, excellent body properties and topline, could perhaps be a little more masculine overall and he fails a little in head and expression, presented ably by his young handler. 2. Rutter's Boultmooor Badge of Honour, strong masculine dog and in many ways the very opposite to the winner in this class, overly strong in body and he is very wide in front, masculine head, keen expression, sound legs and feet, excellent temperament Open Dog, 5, 2 ab 1. Smith & Moon's Ch Heythrop Trickshoit for Alncroft, quality dog who won this class with a bit to spare, excellent type and size, very pleasing head, good legs, sound behind, would have preferred better layback of shoulders, presented in first class condition, pressed hard in the challenge 2. Smith's Digaden Top Hat and Tails, larger dog, very masculine, well made front and rear, head and exporession could be more pleasing and I found him on the long side, very precise mover 3. Sturdy's Alncroft Imperial, very happpy outgoing dog, rather square in outline and very short-coupled, wide in front, excellent coat, good legs and feet, sound behind, typical head Champion Dog, 5 1. Broadberry's Ch Mindlen Magnum at Ratscallion, I liked this dog very much and he handled very well on the table, perfect type and size, good front and rear, ok in head, hard coat in good order, moved well, would have put a lilttle more into showing in the challenge but nonetheless a very good dog indeed. Res CC 2. Wilson's Ch Pacolito Highly Prized at Dragonmoor, another masculine quality dog who appealed greatly for type and overall balance, lovely head with excellent eye, ears and expression, good body, coat and rear, excellent temperament, would have liked a straighter front also reflected in movement. 3. Newport's Ch Digaden Pitch Perfect, excellent type, perfect overall proportions, lovely outline, masculine head, good front, coat, pelt and body, presented in excellent hard condition, hind movement rather stilted which let him down somewhat in this very good class Veteran Dog 4, 1 ab 1. Blair & Hadley's Cleevehill Kasper, 7 ys old white dog of correct type, very good head and expression, excellent front & rear, a little too heavy in body and rib, moved soundly, in excellent muscular condition but must not gain more weight 2. Hall's Frithgarth Jack Frost, 13 years' old dog looking wellf or his age, excellent overall proportions, masculine head, a little laboured when moving and somewhat too long in muzzle, good coat, sound legs and feet 3.Pell's Cassacre Sea Urchin at Olliebark, lively 9 years old dog, good body, legs & feet, in good coat, not as masculine as those above and he could have been more positive on the move Minor Puppy Bitch, 1, 1 ab 1. Broadberry's Ratscallion Oklahoma, delightful 6 months old baby puppy, very good legs & feet, excellent body, toline & quarters, pleasing head with good ears, moved very well for one so young. Coat texture ok, displaying plenty of ticking Puppy Bitch 4, 4 ab Junior Bitch 5, 3 ab 1. Wood's Arencote Tarka, promising, very feminine puppy with good head, excellent body properties, needs to centrate more on her performance in the ring, but moved well when focused on the job 2. Brown & Grange's Afinlea Wood Leopard, another pleasing puppy but quite different in type with a larger frame, good outline, sound legs & feet, rather fine in muzzle & not so pleasing in expression, showed well, movement needs to improve Novice Bitch No entries Graduate Bitch 1, 1 ab Post Graduate Bitch 7, 2 ab 1. King's Bramarno Woodvylle of Riosset, lovely type, excellent overall proportions, well constructed throughout with typical head and expression, excellent mover, liked her a lot but she would have benefitted from a little more weight 2. Steele's Digaden Get Up and Go, feminine good bitch, not quite the topline of the winner and she could have had a little more drive on the move, very good coat, excellent head, good legs & feet, presented in very good condition 3. Neild's Logierait Lambie Lalley, good overall conformation, pleasing head, excellent coat, a little short on the legs and topline could be stronger, moved ok Limit Bitch 8, 3 ab 1. Kirkby's Pacolito Recent Rumour, this lovely unexaggerated bitch caught my eye immediately when entering the ring, very typical overall picture, lovely head with good ears and eyes, sound legs & feet, correct body but could have carried a little more weight to advantage, excellent quarters, moved faultlessy. Pressed hard in the challenge, I am sure her day will come 2. Hobson's Alncroft Isle See, another very good bitch I liked and many of the comments above also apply to her, just a little wider in front with more spring of rib than the winner, but nonetheless a vey good bitch indeed. 3. Newport's Digaden Just So JW, competed a trio of excellent bitches, well made front, good body and rear, excellent coat,not the expression of the two above, sound legs & feet, moved well, perhaps a shade overdone in ribs Open Bitch 5 1. Dayman & Cole's Pacollito Phinal Edition, a most typical feminine bitch that filled my day with textbook construction and sound movement, very good head & expression, perfect ears, balanced front & rear, excellent body in tip top condition, good coat, very feminine all through. Showed faultlessly and won the bitch CC & BIS - well done! 2. Smith & Moon's Ch Alncroft Tussle, another very attractive bitch, full of style and self-confidence, sound front & rear, good body, presented to best advantage, not quite the head of the winner, unlucky to meet the winner in this excellent class. Res CC 3. Stordy's Alncroft In Time, feminine more workmanlike bitch of correct breed type, good body, excellent coat, a litlte fine in muzzle, smaller in size than those above, moved well Champion Bitch 2 1. Hooley's Ch Hoolmark Belle Starr JW, strong bitch with excellent conformation, perfect type, very good overall proportions, most typical head & expression, good coat in excellent order, presented a very good overall picture, movement let her down in the challenge where she pressed hard 2. Smith & Moon's Ch Alncrft I Spy, all quality bitch presented very well, good head, sound legs & feet, excellent coat, squarer and more streamlined in outline than the winner and I would have liked her tighter in elbow when moving, but nevertheless a very good bitch Veteran Bitch 4, 1 ab 1. Newport's Digaden Playing Truant, strong, sturdy 8 years old bitch moving with great self-assurance and accuracy, typical head, good coat, tail carriage detracts a little from overall picture 2. Newport's Pacolito Xpectations, 12 years old bitch of lovely breed tyoe, but rather weak behind and carrying too much weight, excellent coat & temperament 3. Neild's Logierait Little Lotte, feminine bitch standing a little lower on the legs than those above, very good head & expression, preferred shoulders of those above, excellent temperament, movement difficult to assess Brace Dog/Bitch 3 1. Newport's evenly matched brace showing great similarity of type moving in unsison with handler 2. Newport's second brace, also of good type, but tail-carrige not so positive and coat colour less similar than the winning brace. 3. Neild's, yet another good brace of typical Parsons, both dogs a little stockier in build and shorter on legs than those above. Progeny Dog/Bitch (Barry Jones Special) 2, 2 ab Dan Ericsson (Sweden) judge