- Date: 16/06/2018
- Show Type: Championship Show
- Judge: Kathy Gorman Contact Judge
- Published Date: 07/04/2019
Border Union Agricultural Society
Judging critique - Border Union 2018 - Welsh Springer Spaniel
MRS K GORMAN (WALGOREG)
DCC SH CH TAIMERE'S TWISTER ROUND NYLIRAM JW SHCM (MRS A J GRAHAM)
RDCC SH CH TAIMERES TOMFOOLERY (MR M MCGRATH)
BCC SH CH BUSHWACKER SOMETHING ABOUT MARY (MS J FROST)
RBCC SH CH/NL CH BUSHWACKER GREGORY'S GIRL AT HIGHCLARE (MISS J, MR P & MISS G COCKING, BARNABY & TULLY)
BOB SH CH BUSHWACKER SOMETHING ABOUT MARY (MS J FROST)
BP GLENBROWS PICTURE BY DESIGN (MR T D & MRS H L HARRISON)
I was very pleased to be invited to judge my breed for the first time since I judged them at Crufts in
2013. I found an overall great improvement in heads with much fewer plain heads or heavy back skulls. Front movement however, in many cases, has reverted to how it was when I first started showing the breed in the early 1980’s with many having very wide front movement with elbows sticking out on the move; this was also often accompanied by close rear movement. This is something for breeders to monitor carefully as fronts were greatly improved in recent years and this needs to be corrected again, in this, a breed which was designed to be able to do a full day’s work in the field.
1 Harrison’s GLENBROWS PICTURE BY DESIGN. Best Puppy. Had the best angulation fore & aft. Lovely head & well developed in chest & ribs for age. Nice topline & bone. Good length of neck. Moved soundly & happily.
2 Andersson’s DON'S PA RODA MATTAN [ATC AV01465SWE]. Another nicely made dog with good bone. Excellent front angulation & forechest for age. Excellent depth of chest & spring of rib. Well developed over loin. Moved well. Held his tail a little high on the move.
3 Ritchie & Butler’s SLAPESTONES DIAMOND MINE.
JD 4 Lovely class of Juniors. 1 & 2 won on movement & maturity. The third placed dog was lovely too but just needs to mature.
1 MORGAN & SCHOFIELD’S CWSSCWN WHO KNEW (AI). Well balanced in outline. Nicely constructed masculine head with pleasing eye and expression with nice chiselling around the eyes. Nice short, strong loin. Moved very soundly and happily really striding out and covering the ground well. Shown in excellent coat and condition.
2 Keiller’s TAMMANO STOORWORM. Another lovely dog. Just not got the front movement of my winner. Excellent depth of chest & well angulated infront & behind. Head a little heavy in back skull at the moment but has plenty of time. Shown in excellent coat & muscular condition and very well presented.
3 Worth’s SARABANDE LORD OF THE DANCE (AI)
1 CWSSCWN WHO KNEW (AI)
2 Worth’s Sarabande LORD OF THE DANCE. Lovely dog with very nice, typical and flowing outline. Beautiful head & expression. Nice length of neck; excellent front & rear angulation. Sufficient bone; lovely depth of chest and length of ribcage. Nice topline with the required slight rise over the loin. Really strode out well on the move. Just needs to mature. Unlucky to meet 1 & 2 In JD. Should have a bright future.
3 Harrison’s GLENBROWS PICTURE BY DESIGN.
1 Riley’s FERNDEL BUTTERMINT AT RAVENSWORTH. Nicely matured with excellent bone. Masculine, well defined head with lots of work in it. Lovely front assembly & forechest . Excellent spring of rib going well back to strong, wide loin. Nice topline held well on the move. Moved really well covering the ground on neat feet.
1 Howarth’s QUENSHA YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND AT ARKVIEW SHcM. Won on overall typical outline and soundness. Nothing overdone with this masculine dog. Lovely well balanced head with nice eye & expression. Excellent front assembly with well developed forechest. Well laid shoulder & good return of upperarm. Excellent spring of rib & depth of chest. Lovely rear angulation with good width of upper & lower thigh. Really strode out on the move.
2 Worth’s SARABANDE MAN IN THE MIRROR (AI) JW SHcM. Very well presented. Lovely head with work around the eyes. Large black open nose. Good front & rear angulation. Excellent depth of chest & spring of rib. Good bone & neat feet. Moved with drive.
3 Riley’s FERNDEL PEANUT BUTTER AT RAVENSWORTH JW.
1 Graham’s SH CH TAIMERE'S TWISTER ROUND NYLIRAM JW SHcM. Dog CC. Most typical in outline - this dog really oozes Welsh Springer with nothing exaggerated. Pleasing masculine head with good eye & expression; large open nose. Excellent front & rear angulation; quality bone. Excellent depth of chest & spring of rib. Shown in outstanding coat & condition. Really strode well out on the move on good feet.
2 Murray’s LYNDFIL SIMBA FROM PRIESTBECK. Another lovely typical WSS. Pleasing head with nice skull shape but not too heavy in back skull. Excellent bone; nice depth of chest & spring of rib going back to short strong loin. Sound front & rear movement and really covering the ground well with each stride. Shown in excellent coat and condition.
3 Harrison’s SH CH GLENBROWS PICTURE ME NOW JW
1 McGrath’s SH CH TAIMERES TOMFOOLERY. Res. CC. This dog was my surprise of the day. He has the most beautiful balanced outline and is such a correct and typical example of the breed. Very appealing well balanced head with sufficient stop and good width of muzzle and skull without being overdone in any way. Really strode out on the move. Excellent length and strength of neck. Good bone; excellent angulation infront and behind. Nice topline with typical slight rise over the loin; good tailset. Shown in well furnished coat & good condition. Real Welsh outline.
2 Tolladay’s SH CH FERNDEL COMANDER OF BETHERSDEN SHcM. Different type to my winner but of excellent quality. Nice outline, large open nose. Excellent length of neck and good angulation fore & aft. Nice depth of chest. Just slightly preferred head of winner & the way he really strode out on the move.
3 Cocking & Barnaby’s BUSHWACKER THRILLER.
PB 3, 1
1 Yacoub’s LAITHMOOR'S ALINKA. Nice type, won on maturity here. Very feminine head with dark expressive eye. Good angulation fore & aft. Excellent depth of chest & spring of rib for age. Nice topline held well on the move. Neat feet.
2 Graham & Denwood’s SLAPESTONES PINK PROMISE. Another nice baby, still very raw but with lots of potential. Nicely balanced head, excellent length and strength of neck. Good bone and topline. Shown in excellent muscular condition. Covered the ground well on the move on neat feet.
JB 6 A quality class of juniors.
1 Perkin’s BRENT LOVE ME DO. Lovely feminine bitch. Well rounded & well balanced in outline. Beautiful head with lots of work around the eye. Excellent spring of rib. Good bone and excellent front angulation with nice lay of shoulder & good return of upperarm. Typical topline & shown in good coat and muscular condition. Moved soundly coming and going.
2 Worth’s SARABANDE DANCE TO THE RHYTHM (AI). Very pretty baby, still raw. Beautiful well balanced outline. Feminine head with appealing eye and expression; sufficient length of neck. Excellent angulation infront & behind and well let down hocks. Excellent depth of chest for age. Moved well fore & aft keeping her topline on the move.
3 Woodward’s HINXWOOD FIRE AND ICE (MRS J M WOODWARD)
NB 6, 1
1 SARABANDE DANCE TO THE RHYTHM (AI)
2 LAITHMOOR'S ALINKA
3 SLAPESTONES PINK PROMISE
1 TEW’S PAMICKS FIELD OF DREAMS JW. Very close decision between 1 & 2 but 1 won on overall maturity here. Very feminine and appealing in head with lots work around the eyes. Nice skull shape; good length & strength of neck. Excellent angulation front & rear. Excellent spring of rib & well developed short, strong loin. Nice bone. Moved soundly both coming and going.
2 Tyler & Shiel’s’s HIGHCLARE MADE OF HONOUR AT EIRIANDYLIS. Very feminine bitch with beautiful outline. Lovely head, eye & expression. Excellent ribcage & short strong loin. Excellent bone. Good lay of shoulder & return of upperarm. Excellent forechest for age. Really strode out on the move on neat feet. Excellent quality of coat and shown in hard muscular condition. Should have a bright future.
3 Sutherland’s JACRANELLA SONATA
LB 9, 1
1 Thomas’s BOWDONIA ANASTASIA JW. Nicely rounded throughout, won over 2 on movement. Nicely balanced head with sufficient stop and large open nose. Excellent front & rear angulation. Good depth of chest and spring of rib with well developed ribcage leading to short, strong loin. Excellent bone & feet. Moved soundly coming and going and really strode out, covering the ground well.
2 Graham’s FERNDEL COVER STORY ABOUT NYLIRAM JW. Very feminine with a very typical Welsh Springer outline and so nice to go over. Very pretty head with lots of work around the eyes.
Best of necks & excellent lay of shoulder. Nice depth of chest & spring of rib. Good angulation fore & aft. Just preferred front movement of 1.
3 Ritchie’s SARABANDE ETERNITY AT SLAPESTONES (AI) JW
OB 8 A quality class of lovely bitches. First three really strode out on the move covering the ground well.
1 Frost’s SH CH BUSHWACKER SOMETHING ABOUT MARY. Bitch CC & BOB. Striking outline with lovely, balanced, feminine head leading to elegant neck of good length. Excellent front angulation with well developed forechest depth of chest & spring of rib. Good width of upper & lower thigh. Well let down hocks. Nice, typical rise over muscular loin. Moved true both coming and going with effortless ground-covering movement when viewed in profile. Shown in beautiful coat and condition.
2 Cocking, Barnaby & Tully’s SH CH/NL CH BUSHWACKER GREGORY'S GIRL AT HIGHCLARE. Res CC. Another superb effortless mover. Sweet head with dark eye & large open nose. Lots of work around the eyes. Excellent angulation fore & aft. Good depth of chest & spring of rib. Excellent bone & neat feet. Very similar in type to 1.
3 Tain’s SH CH TAIMERE'S TAKES THE BISCUIT JW
1 Sutherland’s CH JULITA REZANELLA OF JACRANELLA. Lovely mover. Very nice bitch with pleasing feminine head. Well balanced outline and well-shaped muzzle and skull. Good length and strength of neck. Excellent lay of shoulder and spring of rib. Good width of upper and lower thigh and well let down hocks. Moved freely on neat feet with nice tail action.
Kathy Gorman (Judge)