- Date: 21/10/2018
- Show Type: Championship Show
- Judge: Roz Holland Contact Judge
- Published Date: 07/04/2019
Midland Whippet Club
The Midland Whippet Club Championship Show 21.10.18.
My thanks to the committee for their hospitality and to my stewards Paul Seers and Liz Winstone.
I felt honoured to receive such a huge entry, and thank the exhibitors for this, their patience, and sportsmanship.
I was somewhat concerned about the number of upright upper arms and prominent sternums in evidence, and the percentage of bitches moving close behind. A number were overweight and a couple with dirty teeth- both things easily remedied. I hope that these comments will be taken in the constructive spirit in which they are intended, as we are the custodians of our beautiful breed.
Veteran 7-9 Years. (9 -ab 1)
1st .Mycroft. CH Supeta’s Dazzalicious JW ShCM Brindle/White parti bitch carrying her years lightly, feminine head on nice length of neck into clean shoulders, good spring of rib and length of loin, broad second thigh, correct bone, nice spring of pastern, low hocks, tight feet, correct size, held her topline and moved with precision to win a well filled class. BEST VETERAN IN SHOW!
2nd. Snelgrove. Huntinghill Jazzmatazz. Fawn/white parti full of quality, also with good topline, pretty head with strong underjaw, good length of neck, neat shoulder placement, deep brisket, good ribbing and length of loin, strong second thigh and correct bend of stifle into well let down hocks. Tight feet.
Veteran10 plus. (7-ab 1)
1st. Whittaker-Crosby. Mulcair Musical Melody. Cream fawn in excellent condition and still moving out well, good length of neck into well laid shoulders, clean front, body good for length and depth, nice spring of pastern, broad second thigh, correct rear angulation, low hocks and tight feet.
2nd. Becquet and Darby. Becscott Snowdrop Lady. Elegant Fawn/white parti moving positively, pretty head with good underjaw and rose ears, dark pigmentation, very soundly constructed throughout and again a good topline.
MPB ((11-ab 0)
1st . Snelgrove . Kamasal Starlight Rascal at Huntinghill. This class was quite diverse in type but the steady movement, correct front with deep brisket, good underline and topline, well ribbed up with defined loin, and her powerful quarters and tight feet, made this baby look very much in control of herself and together with her strong underjaw, dark eye and correct ear placement won her the class.
2nd. Ellis. Blue Raindrops over Railfield. Beautiful true blue 8 month puppy oozing elegance with a pretty head, nice length of neck into clean shoulders and front, ribbing into loin and down the hindquarters flowed under the hand, adequate bone for her size, nice spring of pastern, low hocks and good feet, movement fluid and true fore and aft, just needs to drop into herself to trouble the best.
PB (13- ab2)
1st. Strong and Clinton. Amphoras Magiq in Vogue by Mackjama. 11 month gold brindle took my eye as soon as she moved around the ring with effortless daisy cutting action. Feminine head set onto good length of neck which fell smoothly into neat well laid shoulders, clean front with deep brisket and excellent underline, good ribbing and well defined loin, correct topline, adequate second thigh and good sweep of stifle into well let down hocks, tight feet, teeming with quality. BEST PUPPY IN SHOW!
2nd. Howgate and Hull. Palmik Queen of Diamonds. Attractive red brindle/white parti of lovely size and a steady true mover with drive and extension, very well put together, excellent bone and feet, pretty head with dark eye, strong jaw and correct ears, neck swept into clean shoulders, depth of brisket, ribbing and loin all good, powerful quarters with low hocks. Two very different exhibits but both had strong merits.
JB ( 17- ab 1)
1st. Morris Waddell and Mycroft. Crosscop Let it Shine for Supeta. JW. Headed a very strong class and pushed hard in the challenge. Quality 15 month fawn, very sound both in construction and on the move, classic head with strong underjaw, dark eye and correct ear set, powerful neck into correct shoulder placement, deep in brisket with pleasing underline and topline, well ribbed and good length and definition of loin, broad second thigh, correct bend of stifle into low hocks and tight feet, from which she drives around the ring purposefully and accurately, just needs a little more maturity and will go to the top.
2nd. Lawley. Crosscop Its Magic for Lawleymoon. Another fawn bitch of quality, also moving correctly, she has nice ears, dark eyes and correct mouth, clean front with deep brisket, good length of ribbing and loin, strong second thigh, low hocks, good feet and spring of pastern. I see from my catalogue that these two are litter sisters, no wonder I stressed their similarities on my Dictaphone!!
YB (14 ab-2)
1st.Glaholm. Gazenorth Secret Identity. Classic fawn bitch, very pretty head with good underjaw, ear set and pigmentation, long neck into well laid shoulder and clean front, nice spring of pastern, presenting adequate underline and ribbing, good length of loin and correct hind angulation with broad second thigh, tight feet, very shapely outline, nice front extension.
2nd. Lain and Alexander. Lolani Tennessee Honey. Another fawn of similar type, again very feminine head with dark eye (and muzzle!) neck swept into well laid shoulders and pleasing topline which she held whilst moving correctly around the ring, nice length of loin and correct hind construction. Tight feet.
MB (11 ab 1)
1st. Snelgrove. Kamasal Starlight Rascal at Huntinghill.
2nd. Bass. Shalfleet Zante Star at Silverfrith. Brindle/white parti, 3rd in mp, very raw baby but lots to like about her, very steady on the move, pretty head with good underjaw, dark eye and correct ears, nice length of neck into well placed shoulders, clean front, underline not really developed yet but lovely length and topline, correct angulation, nice bone and good feet.
1st. Prowse. Supeta’s Ice Ice Baby of Freehamlet ShCM Brindle with flowing lines, both stacked and moving, eyes dark, ears correct, pigmentation good, long neck into clean shoulders, deep brisket with pleasing underline, clean front, nice length of ribbing and loin, correct bend of stifle into low hocks, tight feet, correct topline which she held whilst sweeping effortlessly around the ring presenting a balanced outline.
2nd.Wignall. Crosscop The Wonder of You at Starswift. Another golden fawn bitch – my Dictaphone records “ Classy fawn not dissimilar to several of my other winners ….” No surprise once I saw the breeding! Attractive head, good bite/ears/dark eye, good length of neck into well laid shoulder, clean front, deep brisket with good length of ribbing back to well defined loin, broad second thigh, nice sweep of stifle into low hocks, tight feet, true movement, quite an achievement to attain 2 seconds in the entry here today.
GB (12 -ab 1)
1st. Johnston and Wilson. Cyangrange My Cuppa Tea. Very pretty heavily brindled bitch who took this class with her positive movement, striding out purposefully but without over reaching. She has a good underjaw, dark eye and good ear set, neck flowing cleanly into well placed shoulders, plenty of length of ribbing and loin, well constructed quarters, tight feet, and ideal height and will develop further attributes with maturity.
2nd. Wignall. Crosscop The Wonder of You at Starswift.
PGB (21 – ab 5)
1st. Brown. Ardencote Sweet Destiny for Bluestreak. Pale fawn/white parti bitch of ideal size, feminine head with good underjaw, dark eye and good ear placement, nice length of neck into clean shoulders and front, deep brisket, good bone and feet, pleasing topline and length of loin, sturdy well constructed quarters with correct angles, low hocks and tight feet, accurate honest mover who presented a finished picture.
2nd. Robinson Tarward Ginetta. Such a lovely parti bitch, again of ideal size, very elegant with good mouth, ears and dark eye, neck flows nicely into clean shoulders and front, good depth of brisket with pleasing sweep to underline and topline which she held on the move, adequate second thigh and low hocks, good feet, can move with a cadence not apparent in every exhibit.
MLB (20 -ab 6)
1st. Smeath. Willingwisp Moment of Love. Cream fawn mature bitch heading a lovely class here, so elegant with her curves and quality. Again the dark eye, correct ears and strong jaw, neck set into clean shoulders, deep brisket, nice length of rib and loin with well defined topline, rear angulation correct and hocks low, tight feet. Movement smooth and flowing.
2nd. Corsar. Crosscop I Believe at Chamhembe. Lovely red fawn bitch pushed the winner hard, slightly smaller frame, very well put together with feminine head, dark eye, correct ears, good mouth, nice length of neck into clean shoulders and front, pleasing underline and topline, good ribbing into nice length of loin, broad second thigh, nice sweep of stifle and low hocks, tight feet, moved very accurately and true fore and aft.
LB. (23- ab 7)
1st. Meakin. Oakbark Miss Bossy Boots. Fawn/white parti won this class on her elegance and sound movement, has power without looking laboured, which results from driving off her hocks and having the front extension necessary to accommodate that propulsion. Slightly on the leg at the moment but angles correct throughout her frame giving her a clean front, excellent underline and tuck up, pleasing topline with rise over the loin, low hocks, nice spring of pastern and tight feet, all topped by a pretty head with good jaw, ear set, and dark eye.
2nd. Robinson. Tarward Willow. JW. Another well put together exhibit with the elegance I admire, head correct, long neck, shoulders well laid back, good depth of brisket and tuck up, pleasing topline which she held on the move, good length of loin, broad second thigh, good hind angulation, well let down hocks and tight feet producing effortless fluid profile movement.
OB ( 17-ab 3)
1st. Morris and Waddell. CH Nothing Compares To You At Crosscop. JW ShCM. Beautiful cream fawn bitch who move around the ring with ease and freedom, she stands out with her elegance, quality, construction, scope, and poise - no mean feat considering some of the company that she has beaten. I had the opportunity to go over her in 2015 and I am delighted that her early potential has blossomed into a bitch worthy of such an illustrious show career, and furthermore producing promising offspring. Pleased to award her the Challenge Certificate from this fantastic entry, and the icing on the cake was when she was awarded BEST IN SHOW!
2nd.Green and Place. CH Collooney Queen of Dragons with Brochinbelle. JW. ShCM. Pale fawn /white parti bitch, feminine head with strong underjaw, dark eye and correct ears, neck flows smoothly into her well placed shoulders, deep brisket and clean front, well sprung ribs and nice length of loin, broad second thigh and well let down hocks, tight feet, the whole presents a well balanced outline without exaggerations, purposeful and accurate on the move. Well deserved Res CC.