• Date: 18/05/2018
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: David Guy Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 05/11/2018

Scottish Kennel Club

Breed: Group

Terrier Group SKC 18 May 2018

As always it is an honour to judge the Terrier group. Thank you to the society for the invitation and also to the judges sending forward good representatives of each breed. I shortlisted the Bull Terrier, Dandie Dinmont. Smooth Fox Terrier and Wire Fox Terrier , the Irish Terrier, Norfolk Terrier, Norwich Terrier and the West Highland White Terrier. After moving each again I found myself drawn to those in the following order.

Group 1 AM CH ABSOLUTELY SIGNATURE [ATC AV00923USA] Breed: Fox Terrier (Smooth) ( MR F W SCHONEBERG)

I thought this Smooth Fox Terrier quite impressive, he has a clean outline, well balanced and stands over plenty of ground, His head is long and chiselled with a small dark eye and neat ears which he uses well. Lovely over the neck and shoulder and carrying a good body. He commanded attention particularly on the move when his outline never faltered. Pleased to make him the Group winner,

Group 2 CH/ AM CH HAMPTON COURTS MONTE CRISTO [ATC AT02396BRA] Breed: Fox Terrier (Wire) (MR V MALZONI)

A dog I have judged and placed highly before, I have not changed my mind as he is still in great form and put in a solid performance but on the day he seemed to lack the lustre of the winner. He has been such a great ambassador for the breed.

GROUP 3 CH/AMGRCH PENNYWISE ON THE ROAD AGAIN (IMP USA) Breed: Dandie Dinmont Terrier (MRS B & MRS J DEACON & HILL)

Another I have judged before , I admire his type and construction which put him amongst the winners. His handler brought out the best in him both standing and on the move, Truly a credit to the breed.

GROUP 4 KINSRIDGE WITTY BANTER Breed: Norfolk Terrier (MISS D JENKINS)

What a charmer this young dog is, so full of personality which he showed when standing and on the move. Only young so there is so much more we will see from him. Congratulations on your placing and I look forward to seeing him in the future.

Toy Group

Another high quality group. I thank the judges for sending forward quality Best of Breed winners. I short listed the Cavalier, English Toy Terrier, Griffon, Japanese Chin, Maltese, Miniature Pinscher and the Pekingese. All were well deserving of the placing but my winner had to be the young Japanese Chin

GROUP 1

LITTLETIGERS DAMAGE CASE AT SLEEPYHOLLOW (IMP IT) Breed: Japanese Chin (MR A ALLCOCK MBE)

This outstanding puppy is a super representative of the breed, Exquisite head and eye with that typical look of astonishment. He has great ring presence and style for one so young. He moves out well coming and going and has a super outline in profile. Good body and rib, correct coat texture. I realise he is not yet at his best but his qualities and performance out shone his immaturity. He put in an exemplary performance to win this group and is surely a future star.

GROUP 2

KRIEGER'S DARK 'N' DELICIOUS SHCM Breed: Miniature Pinscher (MISS R STRACEY)

This youngster appealed greatly for balance and breed type. Correct head and eye, good bone., very good topline and tailset. Very true coming and going and put together a great performance with her young handler. She never let her handler down and well deserved her placing in such a highly contended group.

GROUP 3

CH VALENTYNE THE IRISH TENOR Breed: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (MRS E O'BRIEN

I have always admired this young dog, full of breed type and a lovely size. He has an attractive head which gives the most appealing expression, Well placed shoulders into a good topline. Lovely tail set and carriage. He showed steadily and gave a good account on the move. He was in beautiful coat and condition and handled to get the most from him.

GROUP 4

CH BENATONE GINO D' ACAMPO Breed: Maltese (MISS S & MRS A JACKSON & EGAN)

Another star from this kennel, as always presented to perfection. He has a balanced head with great pigmentation, true in front and level in topline. He gave a good account of himself and beat other high quality exhibits to be placed here.

                                       Utility Puppy Group

My short list also included the Akita, Bulldog Dalmatian, and Tibetan Spaniel

PUPPY GROUP 1 TUTTLEBEES SHE'S MY GIRL Breed: Poodle (Toy) (MRS S F TAYLOR)

What a smart baby this is, so composed for her age and never putting a foot wrong. I liked her type and size, well presented and handled to advantage.

PUPPY GROUP 2 VORMUND THE REAL SLIM SHADY Breed: Japanese Shiba Inu (MRS E DUNHILL)

Another youngster who gave a very polished performance, full of breed type and in such good condition. Surely one for the future.

PUPPY GROUP 3 ASHOWAI READY TO BOOGIE Breed: Shar Pei (MR A D & MRS H K MORRIS)

A very promising pup who has all the essentials but needs tome. Must have a great future ahead.

PUPPY GROUP 4 PERRYMERE JUST BERTIE Breed: German Spitz (Klein) (MRS A & MRS F JACKSON & MINSHALL)

Already carrying a heavy coat, this youngster also put in a classic performance, Quality head and eye . maintained a positive outline throughout.

Day 1

Jun Hand Assoc 12-16 Yrs - Dog Or Bitch (Working /Pastoral/Terrier)

Entries: 6 Absentees: 0

1ST MANGRY'S NEED FOR SPEED WITH WISPAFETE JW SHCM IR J CH CJW'17 (IMP) Breed: Australian Shepherd (MISS H M, S & T JONES, GIBBONS & BLYTON)

This handler Miss Blyton made the very best of her exhibit and was very unobtrusive. Discreetly watching the proceedings without constantly staring at me. Paced the dog to perfection and was absolutely concentrating on her dog at all time. All in all a first class understated performance.

2ND MISTYHOLLY MORE MAGIC FOR LOUISTON Breed: Australian Shepherd (MRS P A & MISS C B CRAWFORD & MCDONALD)

Miss Cori Macdonald Another very competent handler for whom many of the above remarks apply she too concentrated on the dog at all times. Not constantly looking at me. On the final circuit of the ring the dog moved just a little too fast and this spoilt the picture but on another day these two could change places.

3RD WILLOWTHORN DREAM GAZER Breed: Shetland Sheepdog (MR R, MISS G & MISS W JOHNSON, JACOBS & JOHNSON)

This handler Willow Johnson was very sympathetic to her exhibit and got the very best from her dog and very much tailored her style to the Shetland Sheepdog she was handling. She too kept her eye on the proceedings without making it too obvious and completed a trio of good handlers.

Jun Hand Assoc 6-11 Yrs - Dog Or Bitch (Toy & Utility)

Entries: 8 Absentees: 3

1ST KALSANG'S SHAKEN NOT STIRED JW Breed: Tibetan Terrier (MISS S NORMAN WILSON

Danielle Wilson made the very best of her Tibetan Terrier, stacked correctly both on the table and the floor. Sympathetic, kind and considerate

Of her charge. Very competitive but discreetly always making sure her exhibit was presented to me looking the part.

2ND BRATILDA OBIWAN AT KITSUNE NAF TAF Breed: Chihuahua (Long Coat) (MR D & MRS S CHAPMAN)

Natasha Chapman got the best from her Chihuahua on the table ensuring at all times that the legs were correctly placed and the picture I could see

was the best possible. On the move she moved at the correct speed which suited the dog. She pushed the winner hard.

3RD NOSREGOR LIES'N'DECEET Breed: German Spitz (Klein) (L ROGERSON)

Mia Rogerson completed a line up of good handlers, got the best from her exhibit on the table, moved the dog well and quietly corrected her exhibit

when the pace was wrong. She concentrated totally on her exhibit and gave a good performance.

Jun Hand Assoc 12-16 Yrs - Dog Or Bitch (Toy & Utility)

Entries: 7 Absentees: 0

1ST SUSU PRINCESS SPICE PARTI JW W17 Breed: Tibetan Spaniel (MISS C L & MISS E R COOPER & OBRIEN)

Elizabeth Obrien made a super job of handling this Tibetan Spaniel, not fussy but attentive to her exhibit at all times ensuring she got the very best

on the table, placed legs and feet correctly and without fuss. On the move paid full attention to instruction, keeping an kept a eye on me but not to

the detriment of her handling. All in all a polished performance.

2ND COLOURS OF THE WIND Breed: Tibetan Terrier (MRS J A WESTERMAN)

Abigail Westerman is another competent handler who was close up to the winner, coped very well on the table especially when I lifted the feet to

examine them. Always mindful of my presence but discreetly and without disturbance to her exhibit. The dog was moved at the correct pace not

fast and furious which is sadly often the case.

3RD Jasmine Milne made a good job of handling this Japanese Chin, not over handling and allowing me to see a good picture at all times. Gentle and

kind towards her exhibit which is essential when handling toy breeds. She did not over handle on the table and controlled the speed of her exhibit

which gave the correct picture in profile.

  Jun Hand Assoc 6-11 Yrs - Dog Or Bitch (Gundog & Hound)

Entries: 6 Absentees: 0

  1ST SHARUFA SHADOWING JAMES Breed: Rhodesian Ridgeback (MR W & MRS W F DARLING)

Ellie Darling made a super job of handling this Ridgeback, calm, confident and attentive to her exhibit at all times. The exhibit was presented first

and foremost with Ellie blending into the background which is the sign of a good handler. She concentrated fully on her exhibit at all times.

On the move the pace was spot on not too fast and allowing the dog to display a good stride. All in all a very good handler.

2ND RANGALI TIGGER Breed: Basset Fauve de Bretagne (MR R & MRS H ALLENBY)

Maisie made the best of her Basset Fauve, another handler who did not over handle and allowed me to examine her exhibit with ease. She

ensured she had the full attention of her exhibit at all times and talked and encouraged the dog throughout the class. On the move she moved

at the correct speed for her exhibit.

3RD TOLBERG BEEZS KNEEZ AT TECKELTOWN Breed: Dachshund (Min Long-Haired) (MISS A MASON)

Lacey was at one with her Mini Longhaired Dachcshund. She presented a good outline on the table ensuring the topline was level and

the legs and feet were correctly placed. She too talked and encouraged her exhibit to get the best performance, gentle, kind and

considerate with her dog at all times. She also moved at the correct pace for he dog and ensured in the final stack that she presented the

best picture.

  Jun Hand Assoc 12-16 Yrs - Dog Or Bitch (Gundog & Hound)

Entries: 10 Absentees: 0

 1ST SH CH DONURIE`S QUANTUM OF SOLACE Breed: Hungarian Vizsla (MRS T MCDONALD)

Today this was a polished performance by Cori McDonald getting the very best from her Viszla in hot competition, she paced the

the dog to perfection not too fast, calm and considerate, not overhandling and remaining in the background at all times. Always overtly

aware of my presence without spoiling her concentration on the exhibit, all in all a the animal was handled to its best advantage.

2ND TOLBERG BEEZS KNEEZ AT TECKELTOWN Breed: Dachshund (Min Long-Haired) (MISS A MASON)

Daisy Mason made the very best of handling this Mini Longhaired Dachshund, quiet calm and confident. Gentle and considerate without being

fussy, constantly aware of her surroundings but remaining focused on her exhibit at all times. The dog was moved correctly and when asked

to free stand she made every effort to comply which is not easy with a dachshund.

3RD OROSHAZA CHUKAR Breed: Hungarian Vizsla (MRS D, MRS C MISS E CLUBB, MASON & FINDLAY)

Ella Findlay completed a trio of very good handlers. Very much an accomplished handler to which many of the above points apply.

Calm confident and concentrating at all times on her exhibit, giving me a good picture at all times.

David Guy.