• Show Date: 10/05/2018
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judged by: Eileen Peers Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 02/11/2020

Birmingham Dog Show Society Ltd

Breed: Bloodhound

Birmingham National Dog Show. May 11th 2018


I would like to thank the exhibitors for entering under me. It is always an honour to judge Bloodhounds. They have been my life for thirty years and In that time there have been many changes. Some good, some bad. 

I would like to congratulate breeders and owners for the lovely bloodhounds I judged yesterday. Everyone sweet tempered, each had excellent clear eyes, each was showing in super clean condition. The puppies behaved like puppies as they should. 

There have been times in the past when I have been quite shocked by what is being bred. We have very few breeders now but today they were all of a high standard. 

Minor Puppy Dog 1 entered 

1. Cudlip’s Harvidene Discovery. A well grown on 7 month old b/t puppy. Obviously not the full picture yet but exactly how he should be at his age. Beautiful refined skull, lovely length. He is surely destined for top honours. He gave his young handler a hard time but she coped well. 

Puppy Dog, Junior Dog .No entries 

Post Graduate Dog 1 entered.1 Absent

Limit Dog 1 entered 

1. Shaw- Browne’s Kingshart Middleman. A well boned well proportioned Blanket B/T. This boy has super bone and a lovely correct head. He just moved slightly wide from the rear today.

Open Dog 3 entered 

1. Cudlip’s Harvidene in the Getto. DCC. The new Contender. The new Kid on the block. This b/t dog is lovely. His skull shape, furnishings, back length, top line..Everything about him is beautiful. He represents the Bloodhound Standard for a Dog Bloodhound . I do not think he gave his handler an easy ride..but I like how he sparkles with life.

2. Priestley’s Ch Railside Pluto at Quikotic. RDCC. Pluto and at least two of his litter mates show what good breeding really is. Pluto is a wonderful b/t dog from his lovely head, pleasing outline, elastic gait to his easy laid back manner. Being second to the DCC winner does not detract from the greatness of this dog. In my honest opinion he could still win the DCC anywhere but my winner just had the edge in that undefinable sparkle. 

3. Jones’ Harvidene Devil in Disguise . A red dog with splendid bone and moving truly. His head could be slightly more refined but he looks like a proper bloodhound..he was unlucky to meet 1 and 2. 

Veteran Dog, Minor Puppy Bitch No entries

Puppy Bitch 1 entered

1. Rowland’s Harvidene Mercedes at Castledee. A b/t very feminine puppy bitch. Quite mature for a young puppy...she responded well to her handler, I liked her very much such a sweet expression. BP. 

Junior Bitch 2 entered 1 Absent

1. Crabtree’s Maghullpaws Everest. B/t 14 months old. Always Interesting to see the difference in growth in different breeding. This pretty little girl is much slower to mature than either of today’s puppies and there is nothing wrong with that. She has a real bond with her owner and enjoyed her day out. Nice eyes, pleasing movement.

Post Graduate Bitch. No entries 

Limit Bitch 1 entered 

1. Marksbury Wheedle Von Jaegersmann. A nice b/t bitch with very nice angulation and top line. Moves very well. Being slightly deeper in body would complete the picture for me.

Open Bitch 3 entered

1. Cudlip’s Harvidene Tender. BCC. BOB. b/t litter sister of my DCC winner .

This is the best bitch I have seen in a very long time. She makes my heart race. She is just lovely. Her head is just fabulous and so is the rest of her. As her brother represents the breed Standard for a Dog, in my opinion this Bitch represents the breed standard for a Bitch. 

2. Howie’s Ch Marksbury Hessie. RBCC. B/t bitch. I have admired this girl before and going over her was not a let down. Really super bitch. Very unlucky to meet 1. It is nice to see such nice bitches in our breed again.

3. Shaw-Browne’s Kingshart Roses Mimic. 

Eileen Peers (Cilgwri Bloodhounds)