- Date: 08/03/2018
- Show Type: Championship Show
- Judge: Hazel Fitzgibbon Contact Judge
- Published Date: 02/11/2020
Crufts 2018 Eurasiers
Thank you for such a lovely entry in quality and quantity. I had many excellent dogs to assess. Open dog was spectacular. As whole, I feel the breed is gaining more uniformity as it progresses in the UK. There were a few stifles that could have been more angulated but front assemblies were good on the whole. There are still some heads which are heavy with very defined stops which is not what the standard calls for. Likewise, some eye sets are not as oblique as they could be. A few dogs were lower stationed than for preference. I know coat can obscure leg length, but it is obvious when you go over them and again on the move if the leg length is too short.
It was a shame we were short for time as I would have liked to spend a little more time with the dogs; my notes were accordingly shorter than I would prefer. Perhaps show management might think about starting some breeds earlier to make sure the non CC breeds, who pay the same entry fees, get the same benefits.
Class 1880 PUPPY D Entries: 4 Absentees 0
1st 11166 MISS S WATKINS - ALBIONSPITZ BLUE MOON
Well tempered, well trained youngster who never put a foot wrong in this class. Lovely profile standing, with good reach of neck, promising head and absolutely sound in all directions. BPD and BP
2nd 11159 MR N & MISS B RICKETT & PIKE - KELLTIKEE'S ELDRITCH SOUL
Lighter built youngster than 1 with the frame still to fill in. Good head but still developing. Excellent tail set. Good profile and again very sound in all directions
3rd 11151 MISS C & MISS J MILLS - GLASIR'S URIEL
Still maturing and needs to gain overall balance and to body up.
Class 1881 JUNIOR D Entries: 3 Absentees 0
1st 11159 MR N & MISS B RICKETT & PIKE - KELLTIKEE'S ELDRITCH SOUL
2nd 11154 MR C, MRS J & MISS K PARKINSON - KAYDANMY A TOUCH OF CLASS
Lovely style of dog but reluctant to move out. When he got his stride together he was sound. Excellent for neck, leg length rib cage and tail set. Well presented.
3rd 11169 MRS G & MISS P WILKINSON - SILMORALBION LLEWELYN
Class 1882 POST GRAD D Entries: 5 Absentees 0 A very mixed class
1st 11160 MR J SATHERLEY - LUMEN GOYAVITO DES LEGENDES DE RETZ
Good frame but needs to fill out a little more. This should come with maturity. Good texture of coat. Well carried tail. Moderate angles but moving out well, with balance. Very promising.
2nd 11144 MLLE MARTINEAU - MINOS DES LEGENDES DE RETZ FRJCH [ATCAV00111FRA]
Very attractive well presented male. Masculine head piece. Good overall proportions. Preferred tail set of 1.
3rd 11127 MR N & MRS K & MISS J APPLEBY - CAROMARDA JUST ONE
Lighter built male, needing to body up. Good outlook. Moving soundly.
Class 1883 OPEN D Entries: 11 Absentees 1
1st 11140 MRS T HOPKINSON - FRIONARIZ ODIN DUKE KRONAS DES
A lovely mature male. With a masculine head and enough muzzle with broad back skull. Good for size. Carrying a thick coat which did not detract from his profile. Well carried tail. Absolutely sound and balanced in all directions. Well muscled up. Groomed perfectly and handled well. He gave an excellent performance in the Group. BD, BOB
2nd 11146 MLLE MARTINEAU - DE/FR/ET/INT CH JOKAI DES LEGENDES DE
RETZ [ATC AV00114FRA]
Heavier male than 1 all round but again very sound. Mature and well presented. Well carried tail. Moving out with ease and confidence. Again, good muscle tone. Res BD
3rd 11133 MRS M C & MISS S GIANNATTASIO - NORTHLAKES ADONIS WITH CANIFELICI
An old favourite of mine but today he moved erratically and proved a challenge for his owner. However his breed type is lovely as are his proportions. Lovely style of head.
Good Citizens Dog (2)
1. 1137 Albionspitz Agustin at Qiqern
Well developed male with lovely head style and broad skull. Excellent coat and well presented. Moving freely. Does not need more weight.
2. Caromarda Just One Look.
Class 1885 VETERAN B Entries: 4 Absentees 0
1st 11158 MR C J & MRS E S REYNOLDS - ALBIONSPITZ BELOVED
Stylish lady not looking her years at all, Excellent head and expression. Good for neck, topline and tail set. Very sound throughout and with excellent moving balance. BB
2nd 11139 MRS T HOPKINSON - SILMORALBION'S CALLIDORA AT
Slightly older girl but in great condition , being shown at a good weight and challenging strongly here. Lovely profile and moving very soundly. Excellent for breed points.
3rd 11128 MRS B MORDAN-GRIMM - ALPHACANIS BETHSHEBA
Slighty taller than the two above. For me, the head could be broader and the very waggy tail a little less tight. Excellent muscle tone and moving accordingly. Looked to enjoy her time in the ring!
Class 1886 PUPPY B Entries: 4 Absentees 0
1st 11126 MR N & MRS K & MISS J APPLEBY - SILMORALBIONS UNDMIEL
Good profile but still very much a puppy to go over. Good topline and tail set. Moving with a balanced stride and confidently.
2nd 11138 MRS H GUTTERIDGE - ALBIONSPITZ IMAJICA
Although she looked a little over awed by the proceedings, this is a quality bitch. Very attractive feminine head and well placed ears. Good overall proportions and good topline, not something that can be said for all the bitches today.
3rd 11150 MISS C & MISS J MILLS - GLASIR'S LAILAH
Lovely colour on this girl, but again, still very much a puppy and lots to come on, including head needing to break. Not quite there yet.
Class 1887 JUNIOR B Entries: 2 Absentees 0
1st 11131 MISS I CLAES - ALBIONSPITZ KYOKO JW
Good, sound bitch. Good outline. Excellent head and expression. Good overall proportions.
2nd 11163 MISS N STAFFORD - ALBIONSPITZ LEARN TO FLY
Lighter in built than 1, but many same remarks apply. Good for many breed points.
Class 1888 POST GRAD B Entries: 8 Absentees 3
1st 11168 MRS O & MR S WATKINS - CAROMARDA OAKEY DOKEY JW16
W16 BJW JHCH JDCH
Medium sized bitch, well boned and well muscled up. Good femine head style and well placed ears. Good for neck and leg length. Moderate angles and a good straight front. Excellent for breed points and moving out well. RBB
2nd 11132 MISS H & MR M ELLWOOD & DAVISON - LADY MARMALADE OF ALBIONSPITZ
This girl is lovely to go over and moved out well, but the side gait of 1 was more precise.
3rd 11149 MS W MCKEAN - SILMORALBIONS EUPHORIA AT YAWREN SHCM
Hard to ignore this bitch even though she was out of coat. Her free and easy movement is excellent, being precise and with good stride. She was in excellent company here today.
Class 1889 OPEN B Entries: 5 Absentees 1
1st 11155 MR C, MRS J & MISS K PARKINSON - LUX/IR CH XANIA DE
EURASIPOMER AT KAYDANMY (IMP) IR J CH CW17 CW16 CJW16
Not a big girl but an altogether an attractive package. Head is feminine but in no way fine, with enough muzzle to balance the back skull. Lovely overall proportions with enough leg length. Moving out with ease but front could be more precise.
2nd 11142 M JENNINGS - SILMORALBIONS WHICHAHPI
Attractive Black girl, covering ground so well on the move. Good in many departments and very typical.
3rd 11148 MS W MCKEAN - ALBIONSPITZ DARKNESS AT YAWREN SHCM
Lovely girl in fabulous condition. Good outline and topline. Well set tail. Not in full coat today.
Class 1890 GOOD CIT B Entries 3 Absentees 0
1st 11149 MS W MCKEAN - SILMORALBIONS EUPHORIA AT YAWREN SHCM
2nd 11164 MRS STEDHAM - ALBIONSPITZ TANZANITE
Still quite immature to go over but coming on well. Good coat, well presented, moving freely
3rd 11162 MISS N STAFFORD - SILMORALBION'S ALGARIA
Well coated confident girl. Pleasing head and ears. Good eye. Well boned. Preferred overall proportions of above two.
Judge – Hazel Fitzgibbon