• Date: 01/12/2018
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Jan Wood Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 04/12/2018

Whippet Club Of Wales

Breed: Whippet

THE WHIPPET CLUB OF WALES CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 01-12-18

JUDGE - JAN WOOD

Thank you to the Whippet Club of Wales for inviting me to judge dogs at their championship show, to my stewards Stan and Bethan for their cheerful assistance through out the day and last but by no means least the exhibitors for entering.  I do not believe in fault judging but in judging the whole dog, I was looking for quality whippity whippets that possessed both breed type and correct breed movement.

It is some six years since I last judged male whippets in the UK and it was interesting to realise the different perception that you get of a dog from ringside to when you are actually standing in the ring giving said dog your undivided attention. I am sorry to say that from memory movement on the whole was better six years ago than now, whilst there were some lovely quality exhibits entered here that looked really promising when stacked many disappointed when asked to move. Infill was lacking in quite a few exhibits and I was surprised to find that the majority of dog's tails reached the hock but no further, not something that I would penalise for but a trait that must be creeping in which I would rather not see. On the whole I think that front assembly was better than when I last judged and sweep of stifle has become less exaggerated in those six years. The majority of hounds were presented in super condition.


MPD 14 (4 abs)

1  Wilton-Clark's Shalfleet Heatwave, raw 7 month old fawn brindle and white with a lovely head carried on good reach of neck, correct lay of shoulder and return of upper arm, good size for his age and enough body, well made quarters, super profile movement.

2  Mycroft & Brown's Shiny Sensations Wish Upon A Star With Supeta (Imp Nld), very close up to the winner and could change places another day, 7 month raw brindle baby with a lovely eye and expression, good through head, neck and front assembly. presented in super condition and moved well for his age.

3  Pilkington & Myer's Supeta's Show And Tell Astrazone.


PD 9 (2abs)

1  Howgate & Hull's Palmik King Of Clubs JW, black brindle and white parti, good for size, quality head with good eyes and expression, good reach of neck and lay of shoulder, just the right amount of bone, correct spring of well carried back ribs and depth of chest, stood over plenty of ground and has strong well developed quarters for his age, moved well from all angles. BPD and with the agreement of my co judge BPIS.

2  Hawker's Jothryn Future Legend With Mollytop, attractive well balanced fawn pup, good through head, neck and front assembly, correct topline and underline, well muscled quarters, moved well. Unfortunate to meet the winner.

3  Barnes' Doddridge Secret Passion.


JD 5 (1 abs)

1  Neale's Runaround Starman at Stormalong JW, a dog that benefits from hands on, pale fawn of lovely type, masculine head with correct ears, just the right reach of neck, good through front assembly, top line and underline with correctly developed ribs, well developed thigh and second thigh, moved well.

2  Price's Wheelspin Silver Shadow Among Silkdance, fawn dog of similar type, another quality head carried on correct reach of neck, good lay of shoulder and return of upper arm, just the right amount of body with correct rise over strong loin, well developed quarters, just playing up a bit on the move.

3  Richards' Richclass Run For Cover.


YD 5 (1 abs)

1  Perkins' Dejare Duch Master Piece At Zeglynn, masculine fawn with good head, eyes and ears, correct reach of neck, lay of shoulder and return of upper arm, ribs carried well back, stood over lots of ground, strong well muscled quarters, moved well.

2  Leach's Dejare Dutch Finale For Meonrun, I see from my catalogue litter brother to the winner and similar remarks apply, presented in gleaming condition but just not quite a true as his brother coming and going today.

3  Seven's Courtbirch Wind Of Change For Nattah.


MD 8 (2 abs)

1  Hawker's Jothryn Future Legend With Mollytop.

2  Pilkington & Myer's Supeta's Show And Tell Astrazone, lovely quality blue brindle particolour of super type, classy head with good ears and eyes, correct reach of neck, lay of shoulder and return of upper arm, super coat, just the right amount of body for his age with correct rise over loin, well muscled quarters. Unfortunately playing up on the move.

3  Allansson Runesson & McDonald's Jasarat Salted Caramel of Macalldon.


GD 8 (1 abs)

1  Barkas' Jimanica Just Dreaming, red fawn and white put down in super condition, unmistakeably male but still quality, classy head carried on correct reach of neck which flowed nicely into correct lay of shoulder, good return of upper arm, well filled in front, correct depth and spring of ribs which are well carried back, strong well muscled loin, good topline and underline, well developed thigh and second thigh, stood over plenty of ground, moved well from all angles. Pushed hard for top honours.

2  Andrew's Railfield Rainoir At Sharmus, classic fawn who was close up to the winner but paid the penalty for carrying a little too much weight. Correct through head, neck and front assembly, super coat, strong loin with just enough arch and well constructed quarters.

3  Rishworth's Kierpark With Or Without You.


PGD 13 (2 abs)

1  Sutton's Palmik Hearts On Fire, Brindle dog of correct size, quality head with correct eyes and ears, good reach of neck that flowed into well laid shoulders and correct return of upper arm, deep through brisket and strong over loin, correct bone and feet, strong quarters which he used to his advantage in his profile movement.

2  Cahill & Timberlake's Enolacans Antonio Banderas  At Chipperlake (Imp) JW, quality pale fawn with classy head, correct eyes and ears, good reach of neck which flows nicely into correct lay of shoulder, correct depth of brisket and underline, well developed thigh and second thigh, good profile movement.

3  Blanks' Azarin Dundun With Westmount (Imp Pol).


MLD 8 (1 abs)

1  Shepherd's Citycroft Sundae With Oxana JW, fawn and white dog in lovely condition, pleasing size, masculine head with correct eyes and ears, good reach of neck which flows well into correct shoulder placement and adequate return of upper arm, ribs carried well back, strong well muscled loin,  good though thigh and second thigh, stands over plenty of ground, moved well.

2  Poole & Winkley-Balmer's Edenwhip Quantum Of Solace JW, quality brindle with a lovely head eye and expression, good length of neck which flows nicely into correct lay of shoulder, pleasing return of upper arm, good depth of brisket and infill, strong well muscled loin, well developed thigh and second thigh, lovely coat and presented in super condition, moved well.

3  Place Aarminias Luv The Way You Lie.


LD 20 (2 abs)  This was a strong class of quality whippets and many went card less that could be in the cards another day.

1  Barkas' Jimanica Just Dreaming.

2  Poole's Crosscop No Matter What, this quality fawn with white trim was unlucky to meet the class winner and sure that they could change places another day. Lovely for size, super through head which is carried on strong well arched neck that flows nicely into correct lay of shoulder, adequate return of upper arm, good for infill and depth of brisket, correct topline with strong loin, well developed thigh and second thigh, moved well from all angles.

3  Ellis' Railfield Lone Ranger JW.


OD 11 (2 abs)

1  Howgate & Hull's Ch Palmik Whispers Again JW, this blue brindle and white boy shone today, he simply oozes quality from his classy head to the tip of his tail. He has the desired strong underjaw, lovely eyes, demonstrates correct rose shaped ears, super reach of strong and yet elegant neck, clean lines over correctly laid shoulder and return of upper arm, depth of brisket and infill good with ribs carried well back, super strong loin with correct topline and underline, well developed thigh and second thigh with out being lumpy, stands over plenty of ground and moves well from all angles with the desired easy low stride powered from the quarters. DCC & RBIS.

2  Fryer's Collooney Eye Love You At Stonefox, unmistakably male and yet still possessing so much quality this golden fawn was unlucky to meet the winner. Super masculine head with lovely eye and expression, correct reach of neck flowing nicely into good lay of shoulder, strong muscular back with correct arch over loin, correct depth of brisket and plenty of infill, correct underline, ribs carried well back, good through thigh and second thigh, stands over plenty of ground, presented in lovely condition and moved well. RCC.

3  Tope's Ch Falconcrag Class Act For Dewerstone JW.


VD 5 (1 abs)

1  Whitehead, Smith & Mixides Citycroft Never Forget, quality eight and a half year old red fawn of super type, good through his head which is carried proudly on correct reach of neck, good front assembly with correct infill and depth of brisket,  lovely topline and underline, still possessing strength in his loin, correct unexaggerated quarters, moved well. BVD.

2  Wayman's Cobyco Chasing Stars At Scarletfair, fawn and white particolour just coming up to eight years of age, quality head with good eye and expression, good reach of neck, lay of shoulder and return of upper arm, correct depth of brisket and ribs carried well back, good through thigh and second thigh, moved well in profile.

3  Russell's Glantam Shooting Star.