- Date: 28/06/2018
- Show Type: Championship Show
- Judge: Pat Tempest Contact Judge
- Published Date: 02/11/2020
Windsor Dog Show Society
I apologise for the delay with this critique and thank you for all the good wishes and kindnesses I have received in the last few weeks.
I was very pleased with my entry and felt that the exhibits were more even than when I last judged at Bath in 2015. However, I do feel that too much emphasis is being paid to coat and presentation at the expense of some breed characteristics. The majority of dogs were square with correct leg to body depth balance. I was pleased not to find any dogs with very small feet. My biggest disappointment was with heads with light and yellow eyes being all too prevalent. Most dogs had the correct skull length to muzzle proportions correct but in general they were too narrow across the skull with ears set far back and facing forward. These features along with a lack of strength in muzzle tended to spoil expressions.
Much attention now appears to be paid to side gate and most dogs had a balanced style of movement due to matching construction fore and rear, however watching the dogs moving out and back tells a different story with too many being narrow in front and close (even crossing) behind. Along with the narrow fronts often came a rib cage which didn’t extend to the elbows.
Class VD (3/1)
Two 9 years old litter brothers. Both a credit to their owners who have kept them in such great condition.
1st: TEUMA Araki Makeway Its Kenny – a well balanced masculine boy with a square outline. Correct leg to body proportions. Firm short loin with high set tail. Moved with reach and drive and maintained a good head carriage.
2nd THOMAS Araki Absolute Xtreme – a pleasing overall appearance giving a squarish outline. Correct head proportions with good with of skull and a strong muzzle to give a pleasing expression. Excellent coat and presentation. Just not covering as much ground as 1 on the move.
Class MPD (7)
1st: MEEGAN Avaness Whatever the Drama – a black strongly made typy young boy. Correct proportions giving a square outline. Correctly proportioned head which needs to fill out with maturity. Level topline and short firm loin leading to a high set tail. Big feet. Controlled profile movement, a little unsettled behind.
2nd LAMBERT Shamisha True Spirit – Black and white stylish boy. Not as mature as 1 but good overall balance giving a square outline of correct proportions. Correctly proportioned head which will develop with maturity. Moved in a controlled manner could cover a little more ground.
3rd HARGREAVES Waterley Celtic Prince With Islantic – a strongly made dog with heavy bone. Correct body proportions giving a squarish outline. Strong masculine head. Correct big feet standing well down. Excellent coat and texture.
Class PD (4/1)
1st: HEARNE Snoanda Designer Label -Strongly made masculine boy with good body to leg length proportions. Square outline with good head carriage. Strong muscular neck and well placed shoulders into a level top line. Correct head proportions with a defined stop. Stands well down on large feet. Free mover maintaining a good shape. Best male puppy.
2nd: SKABOULLOS Fabulous Teddy's Path Finder To Cloudbuster – A smaller framed boy with correct proportions. Level top line and firm loin. Correct head proportions with a pleasing expression. Keeps a good profile shape on the move but could cover more ground.
3rd: ANDREWES & COMLEY-ROSS Araki Golden Wonder – unplaced in MPD. A tall sable boy with correct square outline. Correct proportions but a little light on body today.
Class JD (7/3)
1st: SINCLAIR & BARRON Araki Bluprint Boy – A black and white sturdy boy of correct size and substance. Masculine without going over the top. Well balanced with no extremes. Correct square outline with well placed shoulders leading into a level top line, firm loin and high set tail. Good on the move, keeping shape and covering the ground with ease.
2nd: DAVIES Pinrow Dark Treasure – A black boy of excellent type. Good outline with correct balance. Sturdy with good bone. Pleasing head with correct proportions and length giving a true TT expression.
3rd: MARLEY & THIRLWELL Myrlea Under The Spell- A black typy boy. Correct balance and outline in a smaller frame than those above. Excellent coat of correct texture.
Class YD (6/3)
1st: STRINGER Kyipo's Keepsake Made For Incalux JW – A sturdy masculine boy with strong bone and big feet. Correct length of leg to body depth giving a square outline with a well carried head. Good length of ribcage leading to a strong firm loin and high set tail. Moved with good reach and drive. Excellent correctly textured double coat.
2nd: INWOOD & PRICE Lasang Mr Dick At Bedivere – Correct sized black and white boy of correct proportions giving a well balanced outline with good head carriage and high set tail. Covered ground on the move but could be a little more positive in hind action.
3rd: WHITE Araki Fabulous Figt – Correctly sized sable and white boy with a sturdy body. Good head proportions and a pleasing expression. Moved in a controlled manner but could be more positive in front action.
Class ND (2)
1st: HAYERS Khatibi Triple Fudge Sundae- A sound and well balanced boy. Sufficient strength for his size. Square outline with correct length of neck and well placed shoulders giving a good natural head carriage. Firm level topline and strong loin. Strood out well on the move covering the ground.
2nd: WYSER Majikcharms Mr Casanova- a sturdy made mature boy with excellent muscles. Not as short coupled as 1 giving a slightly longer outline. Correctly proportioned head with sufficient stop and cheek bones. Moved in a controlled manner but a little close behind.
Class PGD (4)
1st: CHARLESWORTH Tiamastae Boshay Nyima- White and sable boy in good coat. Correct body to leg proportions giving a square outline. Sturdy with good bone and a masculine head. Steady controlled movement maintaining correct shape and head carriage.
2nd GARNER Aivlys Yeats - Black and silver profuse coat which spoilt his outline. Correct size with good bone and substance. Well proportioned head with correct stop and muzzle strength. Good outline on the move.
3rd:ANDREWS Lasang Star Performer – A black and white boy of correct size but smaller made than 1 and 2. Slightly longer set and lower to the ground. Pleasing head of correct strength and proportions. Good profile movement.
Class LD (7 )
1st MARLEY THIRLWELL Myrlea Mostly Ghostly – Black and silver boy of correct type. Correct size and strength for a male. Square outline with correct leg to body proportions with good spring of rib. Well ribbed up into a firm loin. Well balanced head held on muscular neck giving a stylish correct outline on the move. RCC.
2nd: HEARNE Snoanda Just A Dream – White and sable with an excellent coat texture. Strongly made and sturdy male. Square outline with correct overall balance. Masculine head of correct proportions and good width of skull giving a pleasing expression.
3rd: FURY Kashi Do Wah Diddy – Sable and white strongly made boy with good bone and correct feet. A correctly proportioned head with a strong muzzle and under jaw. Square in outline with a level topline and good ribcage. Presented a good profile shape on the move.
Class OD (7)
1st: LE MOIGNAN Waterley Skyfall Pdh – A fully mature sable boy in full coat of correct texture. Sturdy and strongly made with correct proportions and balance for his size. Masculine head with strength of skull, stop and eye placement giving a pleasing expression. Head carried on a strong muscular neck leading into a level topline with a high set tail. Balanced angulation front and rear giving a free flowing movement. CC.
2nd: BATEMAN Baltoro Knowing You- A mature black boy of excellent type. Excellent correct textured coat. Square in outline with well carried head. Pleasing head with good proportions and strength giving a masculine expression. Strong body with level topline. Maintained a good outline when moving in profile.
3rd: STUCHBURY Incalux Perchance To Dream About Kutula JW Sh.CM – A typy black boy presented in an excellent textured coat. Good overall balance and correct size for a male with strong bone. Square outline, level topline with slight rise over loin. Masculine head giving a pleasing expression. Good profile movement.
Class GCD (2/1)
1st WYSER Majikcharms Mr Casanova
Class SBD (2)
1st: HAYERS Khatibi Triple Fudge Sundae
2nd ARMSTRONG Baltoro Hellcat At Tizzycharm – A young black boy of good type. Square and well balanced with strong bone. A slow maturing lad who is developing a coat of correct texture.
Class VB (3 /1)
1st: CHERRY Ch Lynces Diamonds And Pearls JW Sh.CM- Black and white well balanced feminine girl. Square outline. Sturdy with good substance. Balanced head with strong muzzle giving a pleasing expression. Moved out well with a positive hind action.
2nd:RUTLEY Ch Javeys Here Comes Summer JW Sh.CM- A well constructed girl in full bloom. Well balanced with correct proportions in a bigger frame than 1. Sturdy body, good rib cage and firm topline. Moved with enthusiasm maintaining a correct outline and head carriage.
Class MPB (10/1)
1st: SINCLAIR & BARRON Araki Too Darn Hot- Sable and white of excellent type. Very mature and self-assured. Good overall appearance of a square outline with correct leg to body proportions. Head proportions of correct length and width to give a pleasing feminine expression. Good depth of ribcage and a firm strong loin. Balanced angulation front and hind allowing controlled movement with a strong hind action. Best puppy.
2nd LAMBERT Shamisha Truly Enchanting- Black and white young lady. Correct size and sufficient strength of bone and substance to give a feminine appearance. Square outline with well placed shoulders giving a strong neck leading into a level topline and high set tail. Pleasing profile action.
3rd LE MOIGNAN Waterley Moneypenny- Black and white stylish girl. Not as mature as 1 but good overall balance giving a squarish outline of correct proportions. Correctly proportioned head which will develop with maturity. Moved in a controlled manner.
Class PB (2)
1st: HONEYWILL Tegkei Having A Laugh - A sturdy but feminine girl with strong bone and good feet. Correct length of leg to body depth giving a square outline with a well carriage head. Good length of ribcage leading to a strong firm loin and high set tail. Moved with a stronger hind action. Excellent correctly textured double coat.
2nd: CHENERY Snoanda Sweet Painted Lady- Typy black bitch in a smaller frame than 1. Well balanced and all in proportion. Good outline with correct head carriage. Correct head proportions giving a pleasing expression. Not as controlled on the move as 1.
Class JB (9/2)
1st: ERSKINE-JONES Unohoo La La Land – Sable girl of excellent type and balance. Good overall appearance of a square outline with correct leg to body proportions. Sturdy with a strong body yet maintaining femininity. Head proportions of correct length and width of skull to give a pleasing feminine expression. Good depth of ribcage and a firm strong loin. Balanced angulation front and hind allowing controlled movement with the most positive hind action
2nd: MARLEY & THIRLWELL Pinrow Midnight Eclipse Over Myrlea – presents a great overall picture of type and balance. Correct size and substance with a square outline. Pleasing head proportions with correct eye placement and stop. Maintained a good profile action.
3rd:ANDREWS Lasang Oops I Did It Again – Well balanced feminine girl with a good square outline. Correctly carried head on strong neck leading into a level topline. Good hind angulation with well bent stifles.
Class YB (6)
1st: HONEY Khyibrang Queen Of The Straits – A black feminine girl of correct type, size and shape. Pleasing head and expression with correctly balanced proportions of width and length. Square outline with good head carriage on strong muscular neck. Level topline with high set tail. Balanced angulation front and rear allowing her to cover the ground on the move. Developing a good coat of correct double texture.
2nd: WHITEHEAD Shadeacre Glitzy Pleasure – Black and white girl of good type. Square and sturdy in a bigger frame than 1 but still very feminine. Good overall balanced picture but gave her handler a hard time. She demonstrated that she can move well when she decided to.
3rd: RUTLEY & KEULERS Sumanshu Pretty Woman At Javey (Imp) – A square black girl of correct type. Correct size but in a smaller frame whilst still being sturdy. Level topline and high set tail. Correct flat feet. Moved in a controlled way but could cover more ground.
Class NB (5)
1st: CHAMBERS Kyipo's Sun Goddess – A strongly made feminine sable girl. Square in outline with a profuse coat of correct texture. Well proportioned head with good width of skull and a strong muzzle creating a resolute expression. Good spring of rib and firm loin. Soundest mover in this class.
2nd: ROSE-DAWSON & BARRON Araki Kaught U'Again – Unplaced in previous class as she really did not want to co-operate with her handler. Well constructed feminine girl with square outline. Correct leg to body depth proportions. Moved better in this class to show a good forward reach.
3rd: CHENERY Snoanda Sweet Painted Lady
Class PGB (11/1)
1st: DAVIES Pinrow Black Jewel – Black girl of correct size and substance with a square outline. Sturdy with good bone and correct feet. Fair spring of rib extending well back into a short firm loin and high set tail. Pleasing head proportions with correct eye placement and stop. Maintained a good profile action with correctly carried head.
2nd: JOHNSON & JOHNSON MORRIS & MORRIS Nefertari It's My Thyme – Similar to 1 being of good type and balance. Squarish in outline, slightly longer cast than 1 giving slightly different proportions. Correct size and sturdy body. Well muscled and adequate angulation. Controlled movement covering the ground. Excellent textured double coat.
3rd: ARMSTRONG Lynces Love Of My Life At Tizzycharm – A very feminine black and white attractive girl. Correct size and strength to give a well balanced picture. Good head proportions with correct eye placement and stop. Good hind angulation with low set hocks. Developing a double coat of correct texture.
Class LB (7/2)
1st: WILLOUGHBY Baltoro Puss In Boots -A black feminine girl of correct type and size. Square in outline with correct head carriage. Pleasing head in balance with body. Level topline with high set tail. Balanced angulation front and rear giving a controlled profile movement. Could cover more ground. Developing a good coat of correct double texture
2nd: DENNIS Boshanti Angelina At Denfast – Similar to 1 and a very close decision. Feminine but strong and sturdy made. Square outline with a mature double coat. Correct proportioned head with good strength of skull and muzzle giving a resolute expression. Moved with style maintaining correct head carriage and outline.
3rd: CHERRY Mr G W Lynces Made In Heaven -– A very feminine black and white girl. Correct size and strength to give a well balanced picture but not as mature in body as 1 and 2. Good head proportions and balance. Sound steady mover but could cover more ground. Developing a double coat of correct texture.
Class OB (6/1)
1st: DYKES Kashi Devilicious Sh.CM – This sable, grey and white girl is exactly what I am looking for in a TT. Square and short coupled with correct balance of legs to body depth proportions. For me she had the best expression on the day coming from a medium length of skull balanced with correct width and length of foreface and a strong muzzle yet still retaining femininity. She moved with reach and drive and maintained her correct outline with correct head carriage. Pleased to award her CC and BOB.
2nd: HONEY Khyibrang St Carmens Rose – Another beautiful girl who is slightly heavier made and longer cast than 1. Shown in a full mature double coat to present a pleasing outline. Sturdy with sufficient bone for size. Correctly proportioned head with well placed eyes and ears giving a pleasing expression. Sound mover with excellent head carriage. RCC
3rd: MEEGAN Ch Kyipo's Dramarama at Avaness JW – Completed a trio of stunning girls. Excels in type with everything in balance and no exaggerations. Correct square outline both standing and moving. Sturdy with good bone. Good spring of rib and short firm loin leading to a high set carried tail. Sound effortless mover. Shown in an excellent double coat
Class GCB (2/1)
1st: JOHNSON /JOHNSON MORRIS/ MORRIS Ch Incalux Faith – A mature girl of excellent type. Sturdy with good bone. Square outline of correct leg to body proportions. Level topline with a short firm loin and high set tail. Correct large feet. Presents a good profile outline on the move, could drive a little more behind. Shown in a correct mature double coat.
Class SBB (1)
1st: ARMSTRONG Lynces Love Of My Life At Tizzycharm