- Date: 14/09/2018
- Show Type: Championship Show
- Judge: Jeff Horswell Contact Judge
- Published Date: 05/11/2018
Darlington Dog Show Society Ltd
Darlington - Working Group
My thanks to the Darlington committee for inviting me to judge 2 groups at their show. David Guy & his team did a great job in getting the groups started at a good time and then slick management of the big ring.
With all breeds classified this was an interesting group. Only the Great Dane was absent, which must have been a disappointment for the first time breed judge. Also shortlisted were the Alaskan Malamute, Ch Chayo Blue Diamond, excellent outline and proportions and looked so good moving in profile. Correct tail. Bouvier, Avice Airborne With Bouvpilot, another with excellent side gait. He has a super coat and I liked his head v much, still young. And the Dobermann, Ch Jojavik Penelope Pitstop JW Sh.CM, a v fem b, super proportions, accurate mover and holds her shape going around. My winner was the Bullmastiff, MYERS, Mr P J & MORGAN Miss D Ch Old Manila's Whisky Mac For Optimus JW. Now a veteran and a dog I have done well for previously. He put on a great display of power and agility in the big ring. I like his head proportions, square in skull. Strong neck. He has a well filled front, correct length of back. Probably the best muscled up dog in this group. This breed has real quality in depth at the moment. Congratulations on winning Best Veteran in Show. RESERVE Mrs J Ch Nandobears Im What Im Camnoire (Imp) JW Sh.CM NEWFOUNDLAND, completely new to me. She is all in proportion and really feminine. Well made front. Well ribbed back and a strong rear. So accurate coming towards. 3rd 3014 SLATER, Ms K & MAFI Mr M Easy To Love Ariki, NEAPOLITAN MASTIFF. He is so very typical lof the breed with no exaggeration. Liked his head. Ideal proportions. Firm in topline. His movement is sound and very correct for the breed. In super condition. 4th BONGIOVANNI, Mr A J & HEARD Mr J L Ch Ankors Freya, PORTUGUESE WATER DOG. Another breed that is strong at the moment. I have given this lovely bitch a CC previously. She is oblong in outline. Sufficient width to her skull without being coaese. Correct shortish neck. Strong front. Well bodied and a good tail. Made up a lovely line up. Jeff Horswell