• Date: 01/06/2018
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Robert Greaves Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 05/11/2018

Southern Counties Canine Association

Breed: Beagle

Southern Counties Canine Association 

1st June 2018 

Beagles 

Many thanks to the Officers and Committee for inviting me to judge the breed. Thanks to my excellent stewards but especially the exhibitors for their sportsmanship in accepting my placements. 

For me, the beagle should be just as in the breed standard, "A merry hound"  and this is  exactly what the Beagle should convey in his demeaner, his attitude, the way he looks at you and goes about his business. Confident and well mannered, he should never be aggressive or rowdy but alert and interested in his surroundings, essentially full of life and happy.  All coupled with a soft expression and correct construction. 

 

Minor Puppy – Dog (2) 

1st  DEACONFIELD KINGCRAFT (MISS D G TAYLOR) 

Lovely boy. Good head and eye, good reach of neck into correct shoulder. Standing and on the move, he kept the correct topline. Very much a baby but sound throughout and showy. 

2nd  FALLOWFIELD TREMENDOUS (MRS C LEWIS) 

Compact and very close up to winner. On the day, not quite the topline of #1 but this will change as he is very young. Nice head good firm front and nicely angulated. 

  

Puppy – Dog (6) 

Very strong class  

1st  EARDLEY ALEC TRICITY (MESSRS T N & S A JONES & JEPSON) 

A stunning puppy, lovely head and soft expression with a kind eye onto a lovely arched neck. Short coupled good firm straight front. Sound throughout and moved with drive and gusto. 

2nd  EVALUX BEATLE GEORGE FOR ROSSUT (MISS P A SUTTON) 

Another excellent example of the breed. Lovely head free from frown, superb outline and so well made. Tight feet and in good condition. Scored in body shape and movement. #1 just had the very slight edge with his outlook. 

3rd  DAVRICARD HARLEQUIN (MR D R CRAIG) 

    

Junior – Dog (3,1) 

1st  DIALYNNE PITCH PERFECT (MISS M SPAVIN) 

Upstanding male, liked his head and expression. Well made on good legs and feet. Excelled in body and good topline which he retained on the move. Moved well in profile and fore and aft. 

2nd  VIRACOCHA HOT DIGGITY DAWG (MRS C AYRES-COUSINS) 

Nice boy of merit, well boned and decent head shape , good angulation but not quite the strength of front or tail carriage of winner 

  

Yearling – Dog (3) 

1st  HUNTSHILL TORNADO JW (Messrs MITCHELL & WRIGHT) 

Very pleasing in profile although a  little heavy in forequarters for me. Short coupled and with correct bone. Nice head and well set ears. Moved well . 

2nd  DUFOSEE YARDBIRD AT CANOWINDRA (MRS V F & MRS L BRADLEY & RICHMOND) 

A quality male with a very soft expression. Good neck length and lovely topline and tail carriage. Decent proportions but on the day failed in front action 

3rd  LINKENLEES LUCAS (MS C & MS D ROBERTS & SPEARING) 

   

Graduate – Dog (3,1) 

1st  WENANNOU SCIROCCO (MR M WENMAN)  

Well-made male and in excellent hard condition. Lovely outline, typical head with soft expression framed by correctly hung leathers, well laid shoulders, good depth of chest and spring of rib , excellent bone and well turned stifles, strong quarters and moved soundly and with drive. Res DCC 

2nd  OSPREAGLE BONE IDOL (I J & H M ANTHONY) 

Nicely built male with a good outline. Short coupled and with good bone and substance. Just preferred the eye and head shape of winner. Moved ok in profile 

     

Post Graduate – Dog (2) 

1st  FALLOWFIELD CONNER (MRS C LEWIS) 

Well balanced with clean outline, good head and with kind expression, good reach of neck which flows into his shoulders. Well sprung ribs, well angulated quarters which helped him move soundly and with drive. 

2nd  LINKENLEES LUCAS (MS C & MS D ROBERTS & SPEARING) 

Nice looking dog in profile with a decent topline and spring of rib. However, for me,  I found his head too heavy and  rather weak in forequarters.  

  

Limit – Dog (3,0) 

1st  EARDLEY LES CANOODLE (MESSRS T N & S A JONES & JEPSON).  

For me he stood out as soon as he came into the ring. Classic outline, well constructed and strongly made male with a fantastic nature and disposition. Lovely compact body and standing fore square from his straight form front , short pasterns , tight feet and lovely head and expression with decent ear set and dark eyes. Lovely reach of neck, nicely arched into well placed shoulders. Firm topline and good stern, well angulated hindquarters and moved with drive. Delighted to award him the CC & BOB. He was later Hound Group 3 – well done. 

2nd  TESOROS AND SHEA MANOR DO YA THINK I'M SEXY (MRS C LEWIS) 

Another very happy hound with a great disposition. Very sound and compact he also had a great outline and in firm condition. Good depth of chest and well carried stern. Sound angulation and moved soundly in both directions. 

3rd  BLUNDERHALL RAY OF HOPE (MS S HARDISTY) 

  

Open – Dog (6)  

 

1st  CH ROSSUT ENDEAVOURED (MISS P A SUTTON) 

A cracking hound of enormous quality. Excellent in profile and with a lovely, well balanced  head with clean expression. Lovely placed ears and correct neck. Excellent spring of ribs reaching well back, level topline and strong loin. Strong movement in profile and fore and aft. In the challenge he was less than keen to show his many  virtues. 

2nd  ROSANKA NOLTE JW (MR S BRANNAN) 

Very well made boy with lovely head and expression, good bone and feet , hocks well let down and a nice spring of rib. Good disposition and moving soundly 

3rd  CHARTERWOOD FORTUNE (MRS J L PHILPOTT) 

Veteran - Dog Or Bitch (3) 

A lovely class of veterans and all three were very close; especially between 1 & 2. Thank you for bringing them under me. 

1st  DIALYNNE GRACIE FIELDS (MISS C J QUINNEY-SPENCER). 

Quality bitch with the softest of expressions. Lovely balanced outline, straight front and level topline which she held on the move. Best Veteran  

2nd  SWEETWELLS SHARE THE SPIRIT AT OSPREAGLE (I J & H M ANTHONY) 

Very close to winner. Looked very well and with an appealing head and expression, very sound and happy show girl. Moved well.  

3rd  GEMARK TEMPTRESS (MR A & MRS T M CHAPMAN) 

  

Good Citizen Dog Scheme - Dog Or Bitch (2) 

Two quality bitches 

1st  EARDLEY SAM WHICH (MRS J A NUNN) 

Lovely head and expression, good in profile and well sprung ribs. Good proportions and moved with drive. Kept her level topline on the move which just placed her over #2 

 

2nd  BELLVALLEY DUNNIT (MRS J BROWNLOW) 

Good outline when stacked, nice head and expression and with round bone. Good front assembly and moved well 

  

Minor Puppy – Bitch (4,1)  

1st  ANNAVAH ANNA RANOSO (MISS L A & MRS P J HAVARD) 

High quality throughout. Very well made who has a feminine head with good leathers and dark pigmentation. Good front and straight topline . Good bend of stifle . Moved well both fore and aft. Pressed hard for Best Puppy  

2nd  DEACONFIELD KEEPSAKE (MISS D G TAYLOR) 

Truly feminine with kind expression, good outline and bone and excellent turn of stifle, moving soundly, showing with enthusiasm. Close up to winner. 

3rd  FALLOWFIELD TRUTHFUL (MRS C LEWIS) 

  

Puppy – Bitch (7,1)  

1st  TRIECAP COUNTESS CRYSTAL (MRS P JACKLIN) 

I fell for the charms of this ultra smart  youngster, pretty head, dark eye, neat, compact little girl with good bone, tight feet, good angulation fore & aft, moved with drive & purpose, she is so altogether at the moment . I am sure she will have a bright future. Best Puppy and delighted to see she went Hound Puppy Group 2 

2nd  MATOUTAHI HILDA WALK UP AT JANIMIST (MRS B J & MS N J DENNY) 

Very promising girl; not quite the positive front action of the winner but she has plenty of time. Very feminine all through with super head and expression and great attitude. 

 

3rd  BLUNDERHALL MOONROCK (MS S HARDISTY) 

 

Junior – Bitch (6,2) m 

1st  DIALYNNE ANNA COMPLICE (MISS M SPAVIN)  

Certainly is a merry hound so full of life standing fore square with lovely,  feminine head dark eye well placed leathers giving a really soft expression – just as I was seeking in the breed. Firm tight and straight front ,nice neck showing the right amount of arch ,good spring of rib giving a firm level topline and well carried stern showing with a good turn of stifle resulting in straight movement. 

BCC 

2nd  DEVONROSESKY GALWAY GIRL (MRS M & MISS D WILLIAMS) 

Shows much promise for the future, correct size, well balanced & sound both fore & aft. Not quite the expression of winner. 

 

3rd  CANOWINDRA FAIR EVA ( MRS L RICHMOND) 

  

Yearling – Bitch (8,3)  

1st  EARDLEY IZZY CUMMINGS (MESSRS T N & S A JONES & JEPSON) 

A beautiful bitch very compact well off for bone feminine head with dark eye firm straight front . tight feet good reach of neck nicely arched .Correct shoulder placement deep chest short coupled firm angulated hindquarters. Her sound movement completed the picture.  

 

2nd  LINKENLEES LYRIC SHCM (MS C & MS D ROBERTS & SPEARING) 

Very honest bitch she is well made, pretty head, dark eye, showed steadily, has sound free striding movement, at one with her handler. Not quite the front action or balance of #1 

3rd  WENANNOU MYSTIQUE (MR M WENMAN) 

Graduate – Bitch (4) 

Not an easy class to judge 

1st  BLITZLILIE WINTER IS COMING (MISS S & MR M MCBAIN & STEVENS) 

Nice bitch with pleasing head and expression.  Firm level topline with good spring of rib and well carried stern with good turn or stifle , straight movement. A little low to the ground,  but for me scored in compactness and topline over #2 

2nd  COACHBARN CELESTE (MISS S KIMBER) 

Pretty head and expression with a decent neck. Moved OK in profile but not the front action of #1  on the day 

 

3rd  CHARTERWOOD GOLDEN GEM (MRS J L PHILPOTT) 

  

Post Graduate – Bitch (12) 

1st  BENRUADH BEITH (MR S BRANNAN) 

Standing fore square with soft expression sound straight front good neck firm level topline her angulation both front and rear were just right ,her sound movement around the ring confirmed all her visable qualities . Scored in topline and, personally, preferred the proportions of winner to #2 

 

2nd  EARDLEY SHIRLEY KNOTT AVEC VENCHARNO (MRS & MISS C DALGARNO) 

Another quality bitch , lovely head with dark eye , sound bite. Straight front tight feet ,correctly placed shoulders .good depth of chest and correct stern carriage with straight, sound movement .  

 

3rd  DIALYNNE MISS BRODY OF WENANNOU. (MR WENMAN)     

   

Limit – Bitch (9) 

A hard and very mixed class, in my opinion 

1st  DAVRICARD MUSETTA (MR D R CRAIG)  

High  quality ,so compact and well constructed ,pleasing in profile ,beautiful feminine head with dark eye firm straight front short pasterns tight feet . lovely reach of neck nicely arched . sound shoulder placement, showing good spring of rib with level top line correctly carried stern ,and excellent hind quarters producing straight driving movement . Shown to advantage and in top condition. When it came to the CC it was a very close call. Res BCC 

2nd  BLUNDERHALL BONA FIDE FROM EARDLEY (MESSRS T N & S A JONES & JEPSON) 

Standing fore square with lovely head and eye. Showing sound fore quarters firm level topline deep chest short coupled with good stern carriage showing nice turn of stifle and firm hocks. Sound mover – just preferred ears on #1  

 

3rd  ROSANKA FARRAH (MR D W FELLOWS) 

   

Open – Bitch (14, 2) 

1st  CH DIALYNNE JUST ELLA (MISS M SPAVIN) 

Really top quality and nothing exaggerated in any way. Very well balanced and has a superb outline. Her head is feminine and with a pleasing expression, she has good reach of neck and correct shoulder placement, good depth of chest, is ribbed well back with a level topline. Her bone and angulation are just what they should be. She moved completely true coming and going.  

 

2nd  TRIECAP QUEEN RUBY (MRS P JACKLIN) 

Beautiful head and expression, good reach of neck, well bodied, round bone & excellent angulation, showing with enthusiasm and moving with drive. 

3rd  ANNAVAH KNICK KNACK (MISS L A & MRS P J HAVARD) 

   

Robert I Greaves (Judge)