• Show Date: 11/02/2018
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judged by: Michele Lockwood Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 02/11/2020

Home Counties Cocker Spaniel Club

Breed: Spaniel (Cocker)


Sunday 11th February 2018

I would like to thank the Officers and Committee for inviting me to judge at their well organised and friendly show, my first appointment at this level. I must also thank my very capable stewards, Bill Gray and his wife Patricia, who managed the ring with great efficiency. Last and by no means least, my thanks to everyone who brought their dogs under me, and for accepting my decisions with good grace.


Any Parti-colour (with or without tan)

Class 1 Special Puppy (4, 1 abs)

1st Grice’s Kyna One Direction – 10 month exuberant blue, attractive head, good neck & shoulders, compact body with lovely depth of chest and spring of rib, moved out well holding a level topline and using his tail well on the move.

2nd Collins’ Dreamist Forever In Motion for Candyke –Dark blue approaching 12 months, masculine well shaped head, good length of forearm with plenty of bone, good rear angulation but preferred the shoulders of 1.

3rd Forfar’s Bartonholm Bagodare

Class 2 Special Yearling (4)

1st Whitehead’s Ryallcourt Tommy Brock - Black & white dog of nearly 2, well made all through with great muscle tone, good spring of ribs, neat feet, moved well after settling with a level topline.

2nd Squire & Adams’ Corazon de Sibi Night Star (Imp Esp) - Smart dark blue of 13 months, attractive head, short coupled, lovely presentation. Preferred the hind movement of 1.

3rd Wildman’s Reemif Midnight Blue for Chanmalo

Res Clifford’s Serci After Dark at Shadow Amor of Chamford (imp Serb)

Class 3 Special Graduate (no entries)

Class 4 Special Open (2) 

1st Amos-Jones’ Sh Ch Veratey Vincenzo at Cassom JW – There’s not much I can add to the many worthy accolades afforded to this dog, but it was a privilege to be able to assess him, and despite the winter months he is in great condition and well muscled throughout, thus allowing his well constructed frame to move with great drive and positivity, so sound all through. DCC and BIS on the mutual agreement of my co-judge.

2nd Tracz & Grice’s Sh Ch Kyna Vagabond – Another dog in fit condition, this blue roan has a handsome head with good depth to his muzzle, strong muscular neck leading to well placed shoulders, short coupled, level topline and good width throughout, moved well.

Any Solid Colour (With Or Without Tan)

Class 5 Special Puppy (1)

1st Davies’ Kerriglow Game of Thrones – 10 months black, attractive head with a good depth of muzzle, good reach of neck and short in body, nicely balanced, lovely muscle condition for age, thickly padded feet, and nice rear angulation with a good width of thigh, moved out well. Just lost out to BPIS to his litter sister, who at present is more finished. BPD

Class 6 Special Yearling (3)

1st Wyeth’s Fendrove Chippendale – Red dog of 18 months with excellent body tone, thickly padded feet and straight below the hock. Movement was difficult to assess as he was not cooperating with his handler but I preferred his overall construction and balance.

2nd Pilkington & Ellis’ Molkara Faustus at Brimbeck – Black of 14 months and not as mature as 1, balanced head, short coupled and moved happily. Needs time.

3rd Huc & Posuwajlo’s Al Capone vom Moorsbachtal

Class 7 Special Graduate (1)

1st Fairbrother’s Lilyvale Charmer – Black & tan, nicely shaped head with a dark eye and gentle expression, good width of forechest, ample bone and neat feet, moved steadily holding a level topline.

Class 8 Special Open (2)

1st Ellison’s Sh Ch Withiflor Rolling Stone JW – Handsome gold dog with good angulation that moved out well from strong legs and feet, but today I felt lacked enthusiasm. Well presented.

2nd Kengyelic’s Hebdene High Flyer – Compact black dog who is clean in outline with good neck and shoulders and a good return of upper arm, short back, cat like feet, moved ok but not with the positivity of 1.

Any Colour

Class 9 Veteran (6, 2)

1st Collins’ Sh Ch Candyke Lost Among The Stars JW – Blue dog of 7 years, fantastic depth of chest, moved with great reach and drive from well boned legs and tidy feet, he had a happy disposition making good use of his tail. BVD

2nd Pretty’s Sh Ch/Int/Bel/Hun Ch Joaldy Mandolin Wind JW ShCM - Black & white dog of 8 years who I have judged before, lovely head with a gentle expression, nicely angulated, moved out well on neat feet, well off for bone and a good width of thigh. Tidy presentation.

3rd Pilkington & Ellis’ Molkara Crystal Knight at Brimbeck ShCM

Res Cox’s Suvern Softly Spoken

Class 10 Minor Puppy (7)

1st Robertson’s Kastrian Affection – Lovely black baby of 7 months with an attractive head and a gentle, soft expression, good reach of neck leading to well placed shoulders, good depth of chest and well off for bone, firm topline and nicely turned hind quarters, moved with positivity on thickly padded feet. Beautifully presented. BMPD.

2nd Buck’s Clavaire Cartier – Blue roan of 8 months, masculine head with a good depth of muzzle, nice flow of neck into shoulders, short coupled, correct tail set although he could be a little proud of his tail on the move.

3rd Blackley & Salero’s Cooleela Operation Dynamo at Wightroche

Res Thomas’ Thurness Time Warp for Claramand

VHC Thomas’ Abiwrose Cleansweep at Whisperwood

Class 11 Puppy (7, 1)

1st Davies Kerriglow Game of Thrones – repeat entry

2nd Bayliss’ Wilanorah Hip Hop – Blue roan of 9 ½ months who needs time to fill out, nice rear angulation, neat feet and tidy presentation, moved happily.

3rd Bayliss’ Wilanorah Rock ‘N’ Roll

Res Jinks & White’s Edenloch Pistol Pete

VHC Rofe’s Oakrosa Raiden

Class 12 Junior (12, 2)

1st Collins’ Cachel King Of Hearts at Candyke JW – Dark blue dog of 16 months, lovely neck and shoulders, short in loin, well off for bone, good width of thigh, moved well holding a level topline.

2nd Squire & Adams’ Corazon de Sibi Night Star (Imp Esp) – repeat entry

3rd Milburn’s Brynceri Man In The Moon

Res Tracz’s Kyna Holding Hands with Acregate

VHC Clifford’s Serci After Dark at Shadow Amor of Chamford (imp Serb)

Class 13 Yearling (9, 2)

1st McBride’s Topday Ringo Star – Dark blue of 18 months, short and compact, balanced head with a well defined stop, great feet and bone, moved well once settled.

2nd Yilmaz’s Kalispell Kisim Kelpie - Smart, well made blue boy of 13 months with a happy disposition who strode out merrily, lovely head with a soft eye, stood on well boned legs and feet, well handled and good presentation.

3rd Wildman’s Reemif Midnight Blue for Chanmalo

Res Clifford’s Serci After Dark at Shadow Amor of Chamford (imp Serb)

VHC Britton’s Tyluly Starlite Jewel

Class 14 Maiden (no entries)

Class 15 Novice (2, 1)

1st Pretty’s Timbric Americano by Joaldy – Liver roan with an alert expression and good pigmentation, short coupled body with a good depth of chest, a little erratic on the move but was happy enough.

Class 16 Special Beginners (6, 2)

1st Torbett’s Kirlinjis Made You Look JW ShCm – Dark blue with a lovely head and eye, short and compact, good bone and rear angulation, neat feet, moved well with drive.

2nd Wildman’s Reemif Midnight Blue for Chanmalo – Bigger dog than 1 but with a lovely outline, masculine head, good width over the loin. Well presented and sympathetically handled.

3rd Yilmaz’s Kalispell Kapow

Res Sherlock’s Jayzander Hermes with Crimicar

Class 17 Bred by Exhibitor (2, 1)

1st Varnam’s Shanaudvarn Chocolate Chip – Liver dog, balanced head with a kind eye and expression, tidy feet, moved happily.

Class 18 Not Bred by Exhibitor (4)

1st Wildman’s Reemif Midnight Blue for Chanmalo – Repeat entry

2nd Sherlock’s Spur Of The Moment for Lochranza – Blue roan, carrying a little extra over the shoulder, good depth of chest, stands on strong legs and feet, good tail set.

3rd Mehrtens Serci Little Boy Blue Ali (Imp Serb)

Res Varnam’s Rayalidan Sams The Man at Shanaudvarn

Class 19 Graduate (3)

1st Whiting’s Marquell Mister Goodnight by Annilann JW – Compact blue with well sprung ribs and body proportions, strong, well boned legs, rather unsettled to start with but when he put his mind to it he covered the ground well.

2nd Share-Jones’ Sharemead Gold Bullion – Red dog with a lovely head, great legs and cat like feet, good angulation fore and aft with a lovely width of thigh, and straight below the hock. Moved well.

3rd Robinson & Price’s Jozelah Morinho

Class 20 Post Graduate (4, 1)

1st Thomas’ Claramand Ziggy Ziggy JW ShCM – I have seen this orange roan dog around but not taken that much notice before, that all changed today. I loved his head with super dark pigmentation giving a soft eye and gentle expression, lovely shape in profile and he flowed from neck to shoulder, well rounded back end with a good bend of stifle and plenty of width, moved out covering the ground well holding a level topline. RCC

2nd Sutton’s Shirepark Starry Eyed – Steel blue, built on bigger lines than 1, balanced head, well boned legs and feet, good depth of forechest, moved out ok.

3rd Dewhurst’s Glowhill Hammer Time at Lapidary ShCM

Class 21 Limit (7)

1st Bond’s Cassom Fast And Furious at Olibond – Blue roan and whilst not the biggest of dogs he is so well put together with a charming head and expression, lovely depth of chest, spring of rib and shapely rear angulation, short below the hocks which allowed him to move happily with presence, and a good tail action.

2nd Gain’s Molkara Pharrell JW – Red dog with an attractive head, well defined stop and a gentle expression, correct reach of neck leading to well placed shoulders, good body proportions and an excellent width of thigh, he moved out with a good stride from well boned legs and feet. Lovely presentation.

3rd McBride’s Topday Hugo Boss JW

Res Scott’s Kalispell Beaspoke

VHC Jarman’s Acquelin Double Fara Flare

Class 22 Open (4, 1)

1st Pearce-Gudger’s Sh Ch Cachel Prince Charming of Pearkim JW – Orange roan with personality plus who gave his handler a hard time. Excellent muscle tone throughout covering great bone, well angulated allowing him to stride out with a fabulous tail action on the move.

2nd Cox’s Sh Ch Gardenstone Pale Rider to Suvern JW – Light blue roan who is well put together with good depth and substance and moved well with a level topline.

3rd Craig’s Alisma Zacharius JW

Michele Lockwood (Judge)