• Date: 27/07/2018
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: FELICITY SNOOK Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 05/11/2018

Leeds City & District Canine Association

Breed: Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

SOFT COATED WHEATEN TERRIERS PUPPY DOG (4) 1. Satherley’s Silkcroft Freeze Frame. Outgoing youngster, with super temperament. Well balanced and a good size for his age. Well-proportioned head with flat skull and defined stop. Good scissor bite. Ears set correctly and used well. Nice reach of neck. Straight forequarters, well boned and muscled. Compact body with level topline. Immature in coat, but correct colour and texture and he is still very young. Won the class on movement. Reach in front, drive behind and side gait was wonderful. BEST PUPPY DOG & RESERVE BEST DOG. 2. Moles & Williams’ Celtannia Atlantic Gold. Another very nice puppy dog with good temperament, a bit more mature than 1. Good head with flat skull, nice scissor bite. Arched neck into good shoulders. Good depth of chest with well balanced, compact body. Level topline, good tail set and angulation. Coat more mature than 1, of correct texture and colour. I would have preferred the coat not quite so styled. Showed well and moved with confidence. 3. Holding’s Celtannia Atlantic Gigolo. 4. Taylor’s Eblanahalls Silkbeard. JUNIOR DOG (3) 1. Patterson’s Snowmeadow Sauls Symphony to Gavleash. A lovely young dog, so well balanced with a very appealing, stunning outline. I would have preferred a darker coat for perfection, but he has time for that on maturity. Correct soft, silky texture. Well-proportioned head with good stop and flat skull. Dark hazel eyes and good ear set. Slightly arched neck into strong shoulders. Compact, strong body with level topline. Well-muscled and angulated enabling him to move freely and gracefully around the ring. BEST DOG. 2. Taylor’s Eblanahalls Teckle Ish. Pleasing Irish type with a lovely temperament. Preferred head of 1. Good front, level topline and well-muscled. Lovely silky coat of excellent colour. A shame the other dog entered did not come into the ring. POST GRADUATE DOG (1) 1. Lui’s Eblanahalls Aye Right. A keen and alert showman. Nice temperament with correct scissor bite. Well boned, very masculine and muscled, with deep powerful chest. Appeared longer on leg and loin, losing the compact appearance, but nice level topline. Lovely soft, silky coat with a real sheen of good colour. He seemed a bit unsettled today and as a result this affected his movement coming and going. I found it hard to assess. OPEN DOG (5) 1. Satherley & Smith’s Am. Ch. Haldane Chasin’ Tail (Imp USA). A very striking dog with wonderful overall balance. Best coat of the day. Being mature, he had a perfect soft, silky coat of lovely colour. Nice head with dark eyes, strong bite and good earset. Lovely length of neck into well laid shoulders. Straight front with good depth of chest, well sprung rib and good topline. Compact body with short loins and strong well angulated rear. Initially, moved really well with great reach and drive which won him his class. He would have easily been my Best of Breed winner, but in the challenge, the more he moved, the more unsound he became. It looked as if he had pulled a muscle in his front left leg and the ground was very uneven.. A great shame. 2. Thackray’s Abiqua Wild On An Ace Trip Sh. CM. Another nice dog, with good head and dark hazel eyes. Large black nose, giving the correct Wheaten expression. Nice, slightly arched neck. In good condition, well-muscled with a level topline. Good tail set and rear angulation. Correct soft and silky coat of lighter colour. Moved OK. A well made sound dog. 3. Johnson’s Garsayno Gold Kipling Sh CM. VETERAN DOG (1) 1. Gent’s Lyntonlepraz Darbello Lad Sh CM. Lovely head and expression with flat skull, well set ears. Good eyes, correct bite and large black nose. Good front and bone. Nice length of neck with slight arch, running into good shoulders. In good condition. Coat lighter, but of the correct texture. PUPPY BITCH (2) 1. Lui’s Eblanahalls Honeytrap. A really lovely, outstanding, well balanced feminine bitch puppy of good size, but still a baby. She pushed really hard for best puppy bitch. I see they are the same age and should battle all their showing careers for top place. Nice head and expression, good ear set, with flat skull. Good neck and lovely level topline. Strong back and loin, with good angulation and muscled hindquarters. Moved freely with drive. Correct, lovely coat coming, which should enhance the picture when fully mature. JUNIOR BITCH (1) 1. Herbert’s Julibidd Maybe I’m Amazed. A very well made, balanced, quality bitch, maturing well. Well-proportioned head with good stop and flat skull. Correct well placed ears. In excellent condition, balanced, well-muscled and fit. Level topline, compact body with good angulation. Super soft, silky coat of correct colour. Lovely side gait, could have moved better in the challenge, but well deserved her place. RESERVE BEST BITCH. OPEN BITCH (6) 1. Satherley’s Silkcroft Auroras Encore JW. A superb example of the breed, so feminine and well balanced. Lovely proportioned head, good stop, flat skull, keen dark eyes and thin well set ears. Good sized teeth and strong jaw, slightly arched neck into well laid shoulders. Compact body with level top line. Well-muscled with good angulation, well set tail with plenty of substance behind it. Moved very well with reach and drive. I would have preferred the handler had moved her slightly slower, but sometimes nerves take over. Excellent silky, soft coat of a lovely colour. BEST BITCH & BEST OF BREED. 2. Herbert’s Calvenance She’s The One At Julibidd. Being dam of the Junior Bitch, much of the same comments apply. Being older she was of a heavier type. Otherwise same comments apply. 3. Lui’s Thislebe Them There Eyes at Eblanahalls Sh. CM. 4. Satherley’s Silkcroft Point and Shoot. Wrongly entered, so had to go in Open Bitch at 9 months old! Was placed 4th due to being so immature against the older ladies. Another lovely puppy showing real promise. Nice temperament and confident. Very well balanced and super outline. Well-proportioned feminine head with excellent ears and set on. Good neck and shoulders. Well-muscled with good angulation. Moved very well with reach and drive, in particular, the side gait. Coat colour and texture coming well. I see when I judged them before, her brother beat her. All puppies were of excellent quality. BEST BITCH PUPPY & BEST PUPPY.

JUDGE Felicity A. Snook