• Date: 01/04/2018
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Harry Nelson Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 05/11/2018

Flatcoated Retriever Society

Breed: Retriever (Flat Coated)

Thank you to the society it's officers and members for the privilege of judging at this years Championship show . A special thank you to my stewards who kept me and the ring in order . I thoroughly enjoyed the day. There were some close decisions throughout the day and in several classes I didn't have enough cards . I was very pleased with my final lineup and surprised  in some cases . Thank you to the exhibitors for their sporting acceptance of my decisions and a special thank you to my hosts and companion for their company on the previous evening. 



Veteran Bitch. 15. 3ab

1st Colson's , Eskwinds Driving Miss Daisy to Windyhollows. A well presented and balanced bitch. Good angulation both fore and aft , which allowed her to move effortlessly with true reach and drive . Pleasing head carried on strong neck , into strong back with good level topline both standing and on the move , correct tail set and carriage , strong bone throughout , well muscled , with strong pasterns and tidy feet . 


2nd. Walker's , Lizzlog Kiss and Tell JW. Very feminine elegant bitch , refined throughout , with pleasing head and kind eye , attentive to handler , moved on tight feet , good muscle tone rear angulation and second thigh , in good coat and condition.




3rd. Joyce's. , Stanfaer Lucy Locket JW. Another pleasing bitch , well turned out and moved to advantage . Good top line on the move with the constant wagging tail . Classic Head , with good construction throughout .




Special Veteran Bitch 4. 1ab


1st. Campbell's. , Beanie Moneypenny of Ronevorg . A pleasing class to judge . Typical Flatcoat who masked her age , feminine head with kind bright eye , dark pigmentation showing no signs of age . In the best of condition , good top line on the move and stood four square . Well angled throughout with good muscle tone moved on strong feet and I'm sure in her younger days she could have done a good days work . Best vet B .


2nd. Whittaker' , Marsalland Special Edition . Another senior ambassador for the breed just starting to show her age , attentive to handler , feminine head with a sparkling eye , good reach of neck into a level topline which was held on the move , good rear angulation and muscle tone for age , good tail set and carried correctly on the move .


3rd. Williams's , Wistaston Love In A Mist. The third of a trio of mature flatcoat ladies , in great condition for her years , showing no signs of grey , feminine head with a kind sparkle in her eye , well constructed , moved well on strong pasterns and tidy feet . 



Minor Puppy Bitch 8 


1st. Walker's. , Lizzlog Brewing Bettie. Very feminine young bitch attentive to handler , moved with positive drive . Balanced throughout , feminine head ,with pleasing alert eye ,good front construction , and tidy feet throughout , good rear angles and sufficient muscle tone for age . Good tail set , allowing her tail to be carried out correctly and to advantage on the move .


2nd.Griffiths & Newton's. , Caehaidd Call Me Crazy with Layasway . Slightly lighter in build to 1 and still a raw puppy , moved well when settled on tidy feet . Feminine head with kind attentive eye , good angles throughout , with promising future in good coat and shown to advantage .


3rd. Perring's. , Bumblyn Jasmin at Gadfly. Typical puppy enjoying its day , again handled to advantage , well proportioned throughout . Kind head and eye ,strong neck into good shoulders with good forechest and good rear angulation moved on tidy feet .



Puppy Bitch 11


1st. Gemswim Land of Make Believe. , Feminine liver bitch , well constructed of a good size and proportion . Pleasing head with kind eye and good pigmentation , strong neck into good shoulders good top line both standing and on the move, deep forechest strong legs ,moved on well padded. feet and strong pasterns , Good bone throughout and balanced angulations . Best Puppy Bitch



2nd. , Walker's , Lizzlog Brewing Bettie. , 


3rd. , Smitherman's Seaheart Cecilia. , Promising bitch , turned out to perfection , shown with constant wagging tail , of good proportion throughout, feminine head with attentive kind eye and correct ear set and placement Strong neck into good shoulders , firm level back both standing and on the move well muscled for age and development.



Junior Bitch 10. 1ab


1st. , Smitherman 's , Seaheart Cecilia , Moved up a gear in this class to win the class with ease . 


2nd. , Jones's , Blacktoft Sapphire Ice at Benvellyn (AI ) Another classic bitch , well constructed throughout with ample bone . Classic balanced head with dark eye , strong neck into good shoulders good depth of chest , good rear angulation and tidy feet, just lost out to 1 , who had a more drive in profile . 


3rd. , Hinton & Brown's ,Cuillinoir Edale. Well presented happy bitch in good condition throughout , Good muscle tone , excellent strong hindquarters used to advantage on the move . Attractive head with kind eye , strong neck into well muscled back powerful hindquarters racy outline on the move .



Yearling Bitch. 17 , 2ab. 


1st. , Ashcroft & Long's. Stranfaer Take it Easy to Keepersway . Noticed this bitch when she first came in the ring and was not disappointed , feminine balanced head correct eye , strong neck into well-placed shoulders good depth of chest and spring rib , good rear angulation moved on tidy feet , in the best of coats well handled . Should have a promising future


2nd. , Cooves's. Draketor Dartmoor Mist. Another mature bitch who could've easily have change places with 1 , balanced head with strong muzzle good shoulder placement and hindquarters , stood foursquare naturally , positive in movement coming and going and in profile .


3rd. , Kearton's. O'Flanagan Brogan's Legacy (Imp Swe ). Racier type than first two ,but still balanced in appearance. Elegant feminine head , well constructed for her age and development moved true coming and going and in profile good rear angulation allowing drive from behind . 




Novice Bitch. 16 1ab


1st. , Huyton's. Jazzanraga Exclusive. Classic liver bitch , expertly shown and handled to advantage . Beautiful head with kind eye and good pigmentation , attentive to handler carried on strong neck , good deep forechest and spring of ribs , level top line good tail set and carriage on the move , good rear angulation and muscle tone including second thigh well let down stifle , moved on tidy feet .


2nd. , Best's. Yonsaff Isadorable. . Attractive elegant young lady , again handled to advantage refined head with dark eye , elegant neck , and racy in outline , moved at one with her handler level top line on the move good angulation and muscle tone in the best of coats and condition.


3rd. , Walker's. Lizzlog Brewing Bettie 



Graduate Bitch 16. 2ab


1st. , Tagg's Oiyou Flaming Star JW . Attentive young bitch totally focused on her handler , feminine head with kind dark eye of good shape , elegant neck flowing into level top line correct tail set and carriage . Correct angulations both for and aft good muscle tone moved on the best of feet shown in good coat. As with the winner of yearling should have a bright future .


2nd. , Macdonald's. Steelriver Dance in the Sun at Skyloch . Well constructed bitch of good substance . Attractive head with bright eye , good length of neck into firm top line , good depth of chest and spring of  rib , equal angulation allowing true movement . Moved true on the best of feet


3rd. , Calverley's. Gwenadillo Zoli . Elegant young lady very feminine head with kind eye strong neck enabling good head carriage on the move , level top line both standing and moving well constructed throughout , good muscle tone and second thigh , moved on tidy feet



Post Graduate Bitch. 24. 5ab


1st. , Walker's. Lizzlog Chicago Showgirl . Medium sized bitch of good proportions classic head with kind dark eye , good forechest and spring of rib , strong back into good hindquarters well angulated throughout level top line both standing and on the move , shown with the constant wagging tail . 


2nd. , Lutner's. Telurn Be My Baby. , Close decision between the first and second just lost it on movement , feminine head with kind eye , attentive to owner well presented , good angulation fore and aft . Good muscle tone , stood foursquare when standing . 


3rd. , Smith's. Montegrino Toasted Teacake . Classic head with dark eye into strong neck and level top line on the move . Good strong rear angulation moved on tidy feet top line tended to dip when standing . Well presented in good coat .



Mid Limit Bitch. 8 2ab


1st. , Udo's. Flat Fellows Don't Stop Me Now. Medium-size bitch of correct proportions , very feminine head with kind eye correct ear set and shape . Graceful strong neck flowing into level top line with good tail set and carriage on the move. Good lay back of shoulder , fore chest and depth of rib , well muscled hindquarters , moved effortlessly round the Ring. 


2nd. , Gilchrist's. Seaheart Brony With Ardmhor . Balanced bitch , shown in the best of coats feminine head with kind eye , elegant throughout , level top line both standing and on the move correct tail set and carriage , good depth of chest and spring of rib . Moved on the best of feet


3rd. , Joyce's. Stranfaer Solitaire JW . Well produced Young lady shown in the best of coats . Refined head pleasing eye , elegant neck flowing into level top line , good rear assembly, tidy feet , moved with purpose .



Limit Bitch 16 , 3ab 


1st. , Malone's , Kissock Weesleekit for Kirkbeck JW. Classic Mature Bitch and today excelled in movement as the day went on . Well proportioned throughout with quality bone , head of good proportion with kind of dark eye , strong neck into equally strong shoulders, level top line standing on the move , stood four square , moved with her handler with power and drive , level back of good proportion allowing front and rear quarters to move as one , with correct footfall . Delighted to award her , her 3rd CC . RBIS . BOS 


2nd. , Griffiths's Castlerock Cosmic Hattie , A pretty bitch , of correct size and proportions , well constructed throughout from head to toe , feminine head with delightful expression and kind eye balanced angulations throughout with good shoulder placement , allowing her to flow around the ring . 


3rd. , Watson's. Rainsgift Bide Your Time . Another very feminine bitch in this excellent class . As with previous two , full of quality breed type . Attractive head with dark eyes excellent front , neck and shoulders good spring of ribs , again moved with drive on tight feet , well produced and handled . Three lovely ladies



Open Bitch. 15. 3ab


1st. , Zuberbühler's. Seu(U) CH/NOU CH Almanza Back On The Red Carpet SEJV-16 FIJV-16NOV-17. Well presented and handled to advantage a beautiful liver bitch , full of breed type , classic moulded head alert bright eye , strong and balanced throughout , but with enough refined elegance well off the bone excellent hind angulation moved with power and reach . Pushed hard for top honours RCC 


2nd. , Fox's CH Blacktoft Burlesque JW . Another pleasing bitch , feminine head with bright sparkling eye , attentive to handler moved with drive from strong quarters on the best of feet ,  good tail carriage on the move , balanced construction with good depth of chest ,well off for bone , Close decision for top three places in this strong class .


3rd. , Jones's. SH CH Seaheart Anneliese by Benvellyn . A classic bitch full of breed type , refined feminine head with pleasing expression , elegant throughout but with enough strength to do a days work I'm sure . Good spring rib and level topline on the move , moved all the best of feet ,but today just lacked the drive of the first two.



Field Trial Bitch 1


1st. , Clelland's. Necessares Sorrel. Honest working bitch , perhaps carrying a little to much weight , which showed in her movement . Well constructed , balanced head with good muzzle strong neck, good layback of shoulders , strong back well muscled hindquarters attentive to handler, just lacked drive on the move .



Special Open Liver Bitch 13 


1st. , Zuberbühler's. Seu(U) CH/NOU CH Almanza Back On The Red Carpet SEJV-16 FIJV-16NOV-17


2nd. , Colson's Windyhollows Winnipeg , Workman like bitch of medium-size , at 9 1/2 still think she's a puppy , attractive head with good pigmentation showing no sign of age classic head what kind eye and correct ear set , good neck into strong shoulders and firm top line moved on the best of feet .


3rd. , Lutner's. Telurn Better Believe It. , another well put together bitch in this strong class attractive elegant head with good pigmentation and kind eye , so attentive to her handler shown in the best of coats , balanced construction throughout with good muscle tone moved on tidy correct feet . 



Special Shooting Dog Certificate Bitch. 4. 2ab 


1st. , Price's. Casblaidd Queen of The Sky over Ruddleberry KCWGC , SDC Medium sized workmanlike liver bitch , kind eye attentive to Handler . Balanced in construction with strong hind quarters , good spring of rib , moved ok would prefer tighter feet . 


2nd. , Price's Ruddleberry Songbird SDC. Racier type of bitch , feminine head with kind eye and expression , elegant neck good top line on the move . Front movement a little loose coming towards , needs to tighten , still has time on her side    



Harry Nelson