• Date: 07/04/2018
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: helen wayman Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 11/05/2018

Whippet Club

Breed: Whippet

The whippet club ch show April 7th   Sincere thanks to the Committee for the invite to judge at such prestigious show. Also to the exhibitors  for entrusting me with their beautiful dogs. We started the day with a heartfelt round of applause for two wonderful whippet ladies Mrs Edith Newton and Mrs Morag Bolton-Lockhart who had sadly passed away. Both ladies I remember fondly and admired their many qualities and indeed their wins at this super show. Putting my personal and sad thoughts aside it was time to get on with the job in hand. The floor is not forgiving at all in movement and some dogs that I had previously done well outdoors did not cope with the flooring at all. Quality in some classes was a little disappointing, but there were plenty of good ones to choose from DOGS: Judge Helen Wayman  Special Veteran Dog 7-9 Years (6:1 abs)  • 1st Snelgrove’s Huntinghill Jazztastic What a lovely class to start the day, fawn and white dog, who has such quality, super head, elegant neck with a well laid shoulder, presents a good outline both standing and on the move, which he drove around the ring in style, just pipped by his dad for BVD  • 2nd Whitehead, Smith & Mixides’ Citycroft Never Forget, another lovely chap, he is a super outline with lots of curves, nothing exaggerated about him at all. He is all whippet, shown and presented in excellent condition a sound dog all through  • 3rd Rishworth’s Ipanema Indian Pearl JW another favourite making up a trio of quality boys.   Special Veteran Dog 10+ Years (3:1)  • 1st Russell’s Ch Willingwisp Star Trooper what a super boy he is, just starting to look like a veteran, having awarded him 2 x RCC and a BV, obviously I love him, still as sound on the movs he was then.  • 2nd Leach’s Willingwisp Star Gazer Litter brother to trooper, he too is a quality chap, although looking a tad older than his brother, he was sound on the move and presented a shapley outline.  _ Minor Puppy Dog (8:2)  • 1st Place’s Aarminias Luv The Way You Lie Brindle baby at his first show, he just oozes quality. Super head and expression, lovely neck into a lean well laid shoulder, good depth for age, what a super topline and underline, with good width to his thighs, such a super mover too BPD and BPIS, I loved him  • 2nd Neale’s Runaround Starman at Stormalong Classic fawn dog with white trim, he appeals for type and size, good head into a correct front, good depth and shape, both standing and on the move, very sound, liked him a lot too  • 3rd Dufty & Morland’s Triken Dream ChaserPuppy Dog (6)  • 1st Runaround Starman at Stormalong  as 2nd minor puppy dog  • 2nd Mowbray’s West Chelan Quilted Caviar brindle and white parti, this boy was a touch relunctent at first to show off his many virtues, however he settled , super head with a clean front, needs to drop a touch in body, good topline and was a sound mover.  • 3rd Wood’s Ardencote Dating Destiny  Junior Dog (14:1)  • 1st Newton’s By Design of Nevedith mainly white dog, He has such a super outline, lovely head, good front, your hands just flow over him, good width of thigh, very sound mover.  • 2nd Wilton-Clark’s Shalfleet The Lion King another super boy, he has a good head, super front and good depth, good underline and topline and a very sound chap on the move  • 3rd Head’s Demerlay Snowy Owl making a trio of super boys    Yearling Dog (13:2)  • 1st Cahill & Timberlake’s Enolacans Antonio Banderas at Chipperlake JW (imp)Classic fawn dog, he has the look of elegance and good breed type, classic head , super neck and front, lovely flat bone, good depth, lovely curvy outline, sound and unexagerated on the move.  • 2nd Wilton-Clark’s Shalfleet Sir Tom JW ShCM Super brindle dog of correct size, although a different type to one, he too a classic whippet, attractive head, strong neck good front, good sound mover.  • 3rd Poole & Winkley-Balmer’s Edenwhip Quantum of Solace   Maiden Dog (3:2)  • 1st Clewes & Cleaver’s Shardbeck Jet Set unplace in junior I liked him, but just looking a little immature against the others in junior. Quality boy, good head and ear, flat bone, with good depth of brisket, moved well  • 2nd Daniels’ Summersway Royal Gold fawn and white boy, a lovely honest dog, of a similar type to one, but sadly not holding his topline today.   Novice Dog (11:4)  • 1st Leach’s Dejare Dutch Finale for Meonrun (naf) unplaced in junior but much more settled here. Fawn and white, needs to mature allthrough but good type and moved well  • 2nd Ardencote Dating Destiny puppy dog of good quality, nice type, bit unsettled today on the move  • 3rd Penbriar Dark Secret at Mannerpool  Undergraduate Dog (9)  • 1st Glithero, Philo & Waugh’s Layways Northern Lights over Coppershell brindle dog, who is very masculine, super neck and shoulder, good depth, shapley outline with a good strong read, moved soundly  • 2nd Purvis & Johnston’s Danluke Death by Chocolate for Rheager fawn boy, only a youngster, needs to settle on the move but good type lovely fine coat and skin,   • 3rd Demerlay Snowy Owl    Post Graduate Dog (12:1)  • 1st Ellam’s Tarward Jaguar avec Clionys JW really liked this handsome chap, correct unexxagerated boy, loved his head and super neck, good front and depth, super topline and good width to his thigh, moved really soundly.   • 2nd Owen & Brodie’s Oakbark Making Dreams at Wolfcastle close up to 1 , very smart boy, nice head, super flat bone and neat feet, correct topline and neat short hocks, a lovely boy  • 3rd Reece’s Danluke Disco Dancer at Gabledean  _  Mid Limit Dog (11)  • 1st Wheeler’s Mythic Balder Des Plaines Des Bruyeres avec Ranvelli JW I have admired this lovely chap ringside, hes such a super boy to go over, such a super size, he has a melting expression, such well laid shoulders with good return of upper arm, enough depth, flat bone and neat feet, so curvy in outline, which he holds well on the move, so sound to and fro and viewed all round My RCC winner  • 2nd Poole’s Crosscop No Matter What, loved this boy very much too, such a quality chap, slightly taller than I, and not quite the free flowing outline but a very sound boy all through.  • 3rd Scholes’ Craigavad Once In A Lifetime    Limit Dog (19:1)  • 1st Bowrey’s Cobyco Cause For Applause brindle dog who was not my immediate winner, he is slightly heavier than I would choose, but he is a sound balanced boy, presented in excellent condition, hes ok in front, good depth, and super topline, strong rear, and moved well.  • 2nd Bellamy’s Kandalama Royale brindle and white parti, correct sized chap, who has matured into a lovely boy, nothing exaggerated or course, hes presented spot on, good clean shoulders and correct outline, moved soundly  • 3rd Yacoby’s Cobyco Standing Ovation   Open Dog (16:2)  • 1st Newton’s Nevedith Zufor Zeffa JW Well what a class,  I would happily award a CC to my shortlist, my winner was my BPD  the last time I judged males, today he had to work hard to win this class and my word, he never put a paw wrong, he oozes quality such a stalltion male without coarseness, hes such a pleasure to go over, super front, curvy outline and underline, strong rear, moved like a dream today, so settled and composed, My CC winner his third congratulations  • 2nd Johnston’s Ch Danluke Lord Of The Dance another super boy who I was quite taken with, hes so sound, with a lovely balanced outline, moving so sound when viewed all round, close up for the RCC  • 3rd Swe & Multi Ch Burnt Sienna Sandstone Quarry Another super boy   Special Open Racing/Lure Coursing Dog (1)  • 1st Moonlake Miles To Go To Mannerpool Judged this lovely boy as a baby, he was 4th in the strong limit class, hes a classical whippet, sound honest dog, presented in condition  Helen Wayman Judge