• Date: 25/08/2018
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Jeff Horswell Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 05/11/2018

Scottish Kennel Club

Breed: Japanese Spitz

SKC. Japanese Spitz

I first judged this delightful breed back in 1990 and 28 years on enjoyed awarding CCs in them for the first time. I thought the quality was excellent and want to congratulate breeders in what they have achieved, I think the breed is in a really good place. Temperaments were lovely, lots of happy wriggling. Most were slightly longer than tall, a few looked just a little too long. Not a good time of year for coats. Impressed at how well muscled most were, and all were beautifully clean and gleaming white. Puppy D (2,1) 1ST GLAMGLOW'S GIFTED ONE (MR R, MISS K & MRS A ASTON, BRADLEY & BOWEN) Lovely pup to start. He has correct proportions. Wedge head. Dark eyes. Ears a little far apart. Correct neck. Angulation front and rear moderate and balanced. Grand body and in super muscle. Well set and carried tail. Just a bit floppy in front as yet. Really promising Junior D (2) 1ST GLAMGLOWS BOWL ME OVER AT MIDARAS (MRS D & MR I SERGINSON) Super outline with correct proportions and in full coat. Well shaped head, well set ears. Eyes could be slightly better shaped. Lengthy neck into a good front. A fraction narrow in chest and could be tidier coming towards. Level topline with a well set tail. Well ribbed. V good rear and accurate going away. Excellent profile action. 2ND KESSAKU ICE AND A SLICE AT TOKOSHA (MRS A ROPER) Liked him v much, again good proportions. He has a v good head, dark eyes, well set ears. Lengthy neck. Could develop more in chest. Well ribbed back. Maybe a bit too moderate in rear and could be better going away, but dead parallel in front. Post Grad D (3,1) 1ST TARTIKO SINGAPORE SLING (MRS P BAMBRIDGE) Showing so v well, using his ears and giving a lovely expression from his dark eyes. Lengthy neck. Quite a good front. Well bodied with chest to his elbow. Level topline. Well angulated rear. Tends to turn his hocks out moving. In full coat. 2ND SANYINKO WINTER STAR (MRS T CHURCH) Liked his proportions and he is well made and sound. Doesn't make the most of himself and didn't want to use his ear. Well shaped head. Dark eyes. Level topline. Between coats. Limit D (2) 1ST STAIREND ROXSTAR AT KAIAKI (MRS A GIBSON) Liked his outline and proportions. He has a well shaped head, decent stop, Dark eyes, well set ears which he uses all the time. Nice front, maybe could have a fraction more width. Well ribbed back. Level topline. Correct rear. Fairly accurate and a lovely light profile action. RCC 2ND GLAMGLOW'S CHARMING AS EVER (MR R, MISS K & MRS A ASTON, BRADLEY & BOWEN) Liked him v much. He has a good outline. Masc head. Dark eyes. Well set ears, although sometimes reluctant to use then. Just a little wide in front and can turn his feet in. Well bodied. Level topline. Good rear. Both these in super muscle. Open D (3) 1ST CH CHARNEY PRECIOUS GIFT FOR KUMIKO JWW-15 JW (MR R, MISS K & MRS A ASTON, BRADLEY & BOWEN) He has a super outline and proportions. V good head. Dark eyes, well set ears. Correct lengthy neck into a good front. He has a super body, well spring ribs, solid and well muscled. Level topline. Moderate rear. Could perhaps be a bit better in hind action in profile, but accurate out and back. A lovely fully mature dog. CC & BOB. Delighted to see he went G4. 2ND CH CHARNEY MEJIRO (MRS A GIBSON) Liked his outline. Masc head. Darker eyes than 3. Enough neck. Moderate and balanced in angulations. Level topline. Could be tidier out and back, but nice typical profile action. Veteran D (1) 1ST GORDORNA AMAZING STAR AT MIDARAS (MRS D & MR I SERGINSON) Shapely 8 year old who is well conditioned and sound. He has a lovely head. Dark, oval eyes. Well set ears. Correct neck. Well balanced if rather moderate in angulation. Level topline. Well set tail. Puppy B (4) Some delightful babies at different stages, some more together on the move than others. 1ST GLAMGLOW'S DEVIL IN DISGUISE (MR R, MISS K & MRS A ASTON, BRADLEY & BOWEN) Liked her proportions and lightness on the move. Fem head. Dark eyes, which perhaps could be slightly larger. Well set ears. Lengthy neck. Good front, although feet and pasterns can firm up. Well bodied. Level topline and a high set tail. Liked her rear. Went v well. Pulled out all the stops, just looked super every time I glanced at her to take CC & BP 2ND KUMOTTA DOUBLE TROUBLE (A BENOIST) Liked very much, v much a baby. She has a fem head. Darkest of eyes. Lengthy neck. Needs to body, but correct for age. Lengthy neck. Level topline. Balanced angulation. 3RD GLAMGLOW'S PRECIOUS GEM (MR R, MISS K & MRS A ASTON, BRADLEY & BOWEN) Junior B (4,1) 1ST GLAMGLOW'S BLESSED ONE (MR R, MISS K & MRS A ASTON, BRADLEY & BOWEN) Super pup, just tends to lift her front legs a bit high at the moment, although her from construction is good.. She has a v good head, better in eye and expression than 2. Lengthy neck. Chest to elbow. Well ribbed back. Level topline. Correct rear. Fairly accurate out and back. 2ND LLWYNI SKY'S THE LIMIT (MISS L JONES) Liked her stood v much and looks super in profile action. Wedge shaped head, eyes a little too round and prominent. Well made in front. Level topline. Correct rear. Can turn her hocks on move. 3RD KESSAKU BETTY BOOP AT TARTIKO (MRS P BAMBRIDGE) Post Grad B (1) 1ST CHARNEY CELESTINE (A BENOIST) V nice b, not in the fullest coat. She has a fem, well shaped head. Her eyes could be ever so slightly darker. Well set ears. Lengthy neck. Well balanced and moderate in angulation. Level topline. Fairly good mover, useful short of b to have. Limit B (2) 1ST KOBEYASHI KAORI (MRS E CREE) Her proportions are ok, she is sound, well balanced. Has a v good head. Dark eyes. Well set ears. Enough neck. Level topline. Well set and carried tail. 2ND LAMGLOW'S BUTTER ME UP (MR R, MISS K & MRS A ASTON, BRADLEY & BOWEN) Not happy on the table but full of herself on the floor, lifting her feet too high. She has a v good head. Dark eyes, well set ears. Lengthy neck. Well bodied. Tail can sometimes drop. Tough call between these 2. Open B (4) 1ST KESSAKU SUGAR AND SPICE (MRS D PROUT) She could be in slightly fuller coat. Liked her head. Well shaped, dark eyes. Better neck than 2. She has a good front. Level topline. Slightly long in back. Moderate rear. Moved well. Liked her tail set and carriage. 2ND CH KESSAKU RASPBERRY TART (MRS P BAMBRIDGE) In full coat. He has a fem head. Dark eyes. Would prefer more neck. Shoulder are ok. Well bodied. Level topline. Good rear. Can sometimes look too long. Moved quite well. 3RD TAWVALE AMI (MISS L FRASER) Veteran B ne

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