• Date: 17/08/2018
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Pam Blay Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 05/11/2018

Welsh Kennel Club

Breed: Rhodesian Ridgeback

WELSH KENNEL CLUB 2018

Rhodesian Ridgebacks

VD (2) 1 Kapma-Saunders’ Diamondridge Belladonis, masculine head & expression, correct body length as he is very balanced with the correct length of legs with good feet, good ridge, good hindquarters, not overlong like some nowadays, good depth of chest, very masculine in outlook & he moved & showed so well to win the class; 2 Hurn’s Rufus On The Lawn of Matikiridge, not quite so balanced but still a good type with a very masculine outlook, well boned legs & feet, good depth & width of chest with a good ridge, nice hindquarters, a good head which is balanced to his body, moved well. MPD (1) 1 Hanson’s Buhera Love Me Do for Ilizulu, absolutely baby at just 6 months but a lovely type, good body proportions, good head of the correct size & shape for age with a good eye & well set ears, good neck & shoulders, held a good topline with a nice ridge, moved very well for a baby, showed well to take BPD. Alone but must have a future. PD (1) Parke’s Veldtkammer Driving Me Wild, at that inbetween stage & at present loose in pasterns and weak in front both standing & moving but this should tighten with age, very masculine in outlook but very dark red wheaten, head needs to finish but he has a good neck & shoulders & a good depth of chest for age, in profile at present not holding his topline but again, this should strengthen with maturity. JD (3) 1 Whiteside’s Jimanns The Doctor, masculine head & expression with a good eye & outlook, again at the inbetween stage & needs to strengthen all through but an excellent type with a good depth & width of chest, good ridge, excellent muscle definition, he is balanced & of a good size, won a good class on type; 2 Gray’s Kijivu’s Kardano, heavier headed boy but this is balanced by his body outline, good eye & earset, moved OK on well boned legs & feet, strong loin & well muscled hindquarters, again he needs to finish to complete the picture, good neck & shoulders; 3 Davies’ Gunthwaite Papa Don’t Preach. PGD (2) I thought long & hard in this class as I found neither of these typical but they both did enough on the day to win their places but hope that they both improve. 1 Jones’ Aiko Rudos Akys, I don’t know how long he has been here but he needs weight to finish, he has enough depth of chest, good body proportions, good balance to head with a good eye & well set ears but at present he needs body & muscle condition to go forward; 2 Zhao’s Bheka Van Die Perdewachter Pronkrug at Vkloof, heavier dog all through, in profile he covers the ground well but he carries his tail too high for perfection, at present he is opposite to 1 by being too heavy, enough neck & shoulders OK, strong loin, well boned legs & feet but not a type I admire. LD (5) 1 Nix’s Kitoko Wherever You Go Eiko, mature male who moved so well, looking excellent in profile movement with his excellent neck & shoulders, strong topline & loin & well set & carried tail, well muscled hindquarters, good ribcage & correct ridge, well boned legs & feet, good proportions, he is quality & a lovely type; 2 Davis’ Hesslewell Heartthrob, not a flashy dog but so sound, he moved with precision & style, excellent head carriage using his lovely neck & shoulders, strong topline & loin, balanced head & a good expression from well shaped eyes & well set ears, good depth of chest & a correct ridge, showed well to win his place in this excellent class; 3 Raymond’s Elangeni Place Me at Jervisbay with Sofala. OD (12) Another excellent class with many excellent examples of the breed, with a class like this things look good for the breed. 1 Little’s Sofala Joe The Lion, mature dog who I can’t remember ever seeing before, excellent masculine head & expression, lovely neck & shoulders, strong topline & loin, well set tail, good depth & width of chest, well muscled hindquarters, this quality boy is balanced & when he moved in profile he just covered the ground with ease with a correctly held head & when set up, he looked so very typical & correct. CC & BOB; 2 Barnard’s Ch Jockular Lord Leonti at Tsjakka, wow I never recognised this lovely dog, he has lost a bit of weight & it really suits him, he is not an exaggerated dog but so true both in type & movement, excellent masculine head & expression, in lovely coat & condition, good body proportions, moved with such purpose yet with the correct gait, now a veteran & delighted to give him the RCC on the day. Welcome back; 3 Catharell’s Ch Faahac Free N’Easy.

VB (2) 1 Mansfield & Kirby’s Ch Shingwidsi Tshelete Silk, balanced bitch not showing her age at all, so very feminine with such a lovely head & expression, lovely neck & shoulders, well boned legs with tight feet, strong topline & loin with a well set & carried tail, moved so well particularly in profile, she is quality & an excellent type who took BVIB; 2 Thompsons & Taylor’s Ch Kelshanti Jamila Urbi, another lovely type with a good head & expression, moved well on well boned legs & feet, good topline & ridge, in good coat & condition, has a good depth of chest with lovely hindquarters, close up & a worthy champion. MPB (4) 1 Hicks’ Nuthouse Queen Of Clubs, excellent body proportions, she has a pretty head & expression, lovely eyes of a good colour, she is quality & when she settled & put her head up she moved well but still a baby, good depth of chest for age with excellent legs & feet, lovely type with lots of potential; 2 Raymond’s Nuthouse Gwladys Ap Sofala, litter sister to 1 & similar remarks apply, more mature at present but her feet need to tighten, again that lovely feminine head & expression, excellent body proportions, moved well when settled, good ridge & topline; 3 Kerr’s Buhera Who Loves Ya Baby. PB (5,2a) 1 Catley & McGimpsey’s Diamondridge Roll The Dice for Royalridge, what a quality baby, she is a lovely type with a beautiful head & expression, excellent neck & shoulders, good topline & tailset with a good ridge & correct depth of chest & strong loin for age, moved so well for a baby on well boned legs & feet, showed through to the end, after taking BPB, then BP and going on to PG4, I shall follow her progress; 2 Cunningham’s Walamadengie Coco Chanelle, coming into season & was being silly, she gave her handler a hard time but there was no denying that she is a quality bitch who played up on the move, excellent type with good body proportions, good legs & feet, I look forward to seeing her when she is not giving her handler such a hard time; 3 Parsons’ Priorpark Pipsqueak. JB (6,1) 1 Cunningham’s Walamadengie Mademoiselle, so very feminine & when she settled she moved so well on well boned legs & feet with a good head carriage, she is balanced with a good depth of chest. Feet could be tighter but I liked her overall outline, she is still young but her head is balanced & so very feminine with a good neck & shoulders, strong topline & a good ridge, won a lovely class on type & quality; 2 Barnes & House’s Diamondridge Dream Catch Me, pretty bitch who is well made & won a good place here, excellent feminine head & expression, good neck & shoulders, strong topline & well set tail, good depth & width of ribcage, strong loin & well muscled hindquarters, moved so well on well boned legs & feet, lovely type & full of quality & went on to win the next class too; 3 Raymond’s Sofala Kapachira. PGB (13,5) 1 D Dream Catch Me; 2 Hicks’ Nuthouse Some Like It Hot, naughty bitch of a lovely type, gave her handler a hard time but she could not hide her quality & type, she is well bodied with good muscle definition, feminine head & expression, good neck & shoulders, strong topline & well set tail, good depth of chest, very feminine in outlook & when she moved, once she settled, she moved with type & precision; 3 Clark-Maclean’s Callmn’s Hot Love. LB (8,2) 1 Nelson’s Gabisa Woo Woo at Zougani, beautiful bitch I have liked before, she was my BP at SKC & she has fulfilled her early promise, this quality girl is balanced with an excellent depth of chest, well boned legs & feet, beautiful head & expression with correct flews, eyes & earset, excellent hindquarters, moved so well & showed like a veteran to win such a class. RCC: 2 Davis’ Hesslewell Heartbeat, liver nose bitch of a lovely type, she has a beautiful head & expression that you can only get for a liver nose. Lovely neck & shoulders, strong topline & loin, well set tail, lovely hindquarters which were well muscled, moved so well in profile with an excellent head carriage; 3 Maylor’s Mirengo’s Musola at Kamili. OB (14,1) What a class! Again such quality in depth just goes to prove how clever your breeders are. I could have chosen any of the first five to change places. Thank you for bringing them. 1 Darling’s Sharufa Shadowing James, beautiful bitch of quality who I don’t remember judging or seeing before, not a flashy girl but so correct & the longer the class went on, the better she got, nothing exaggerated about her but she is quality with a beautiful head & expression, excellent neck & shoulders, strong topline & well set tail, good ridge but her movement & head carriage was so precise & purposeful that I couldn’t walk passed her. CC; 2 Cox’s Carlincox First Class, very close up, this girl has good body proportions, feminine head & expression, lovely neck & shoulders, strong topline, well set tail carried well, good ridge, this quality bitch moved so well to win her place on well boned legs & feet, showed her socks off particularly in movement, looking super in profile with correct footfall; 3 Storey & Piehl’s Kiromol Midsummer Spirit.

PAM BLAY