• Date: 27/04/2018
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Sandy Lipman Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 05/11/2018

West Of England Ladies Kennel Society

Breed: Great Dane

W.E.L.K.S. Championship Show 28/4/2018

Great Danes

Judge Sandy Lipman (Lisvane)

Thank you to the W.E.L.K.S. committee for giving me the opportunity to go over such a quality selection of Great Danes today. I saw only a couple of incorrect mouths, one or two loose eyes on youngsters with heads still to develop, and generally an improvement in all over conformation. Temperaments were super, on the whole, 3 being a little shy but still managing to go over them, with a little patience. Some lovely youngsters coming up which will secure our future generations. My DCC & BCC complimented each other so well, being the epitome of masculinity and femininity, the bitch BOB and going on to gain Group 4

Veteran - Dog

Entries: 1 Absentees: 0 1. Flanagans DAINMAJIK DANTE FOR SOUPURY 8 yr old chunky Mantle boy. What a joy to go over. A masculine and nicely proportioned head, dark eye, great dentition and good drop of lip. Lovely length of neck, deep filled chest and good topline which he held as he moved out smoothly with drive.

Minor Puppy - Dog

Entries: 7 Absentees: 2 1, Morgan-Evans VANMORE NOSEY PARKER Very pleasing fawn boy having a correct head, carried high on his long crested neck, good mouth and dark eye,. Well muscled throughout with elbows tucked well under, good straight bone and super tight feet. Good angles fore and aft and correct topline presenting a compact balanced picture in the stand, Moved without fault around the ring. BPD and just pipping the best puppy bitch to gain BPIB. 2. Mitchells OLDCHARM MARKUS AT ELSIMBA at just 6 months a very smart, rich fawn pup, full of confidence and pleasing to the eye. A smart head having good length of foreface, with black mask, dark eyes and correct mouth. Elegant neck flowing seamlessly into correct shoulders, filled front and neat throughout. Good tail set but a little rear high during his present growing spurt. 3. Dooleys BALLYFRAWLEY HIGH HOPES

Puppy - Dog

Entries: 3 Absentees: 0 1. Seddons ZEFATHER'S FREEDOM FIGHTER AT TENAYA Lovely headpiece on this 11 month fawn boy with tight dark eyes, long foreface and correct teeth and drop of lip. Well filled front, deep chest with good tuck up and top line. The tightest feet, just a little cow hocked in the stand but straightened up when moving smartly around the ring. 2 Halls ZEFATHER'S UNDER MY SKIN litter brother to 1 but not as confident. Slightly unsettled, but having many attributes of his brother though not quite as elegant and straighter in shoulder. 3. Allans DRAMADANES GEORGE CLOONEY

Junior - Dog

Entries: 2 Absentees: 0 1. Sneddon & Booths CULSEANDANES TYRION THE IMP. This 18 month rich red fawn with a dark mask, dark eye, good head planes and correct dentition, presented the gentlest expression. Hard condition throughout and very well balanced in body, having correct front and rear angulation and strong topline. One of many today with super tight feet, and a very smooth mover. Litter brother to my best bitch, so will be one to watch as he matures. 2. Griffin & Grearsons GRIFFINDANE ATHOS. Well made fawn boy. Strong throughout just stiff today hampering his movement.

Yearling - Dog

Entries: 6 Absentees: 2 1. Bishtons JAYDANIA BJORN BORG. Be still my beating heart… this stunning fawn boy radiated strength and masculinity with such depth and breadth of body, avoiding any hint of coarseness. His impressive head with long foreface and correct head planes, was of equal breadth viewed from above, having a correct mouth, neat stop, dark tight eye and clean neck, with good ear set crowning his muscular crested neck. Correct angulation front and rear, sprung ribs with elbows tucked well under, contributed to the power and smoothness of his movement. In a very impressive challenge line up he demanded the DCC. 2.Kellaways DAMARKANN MARQUISITE a very smart mantle boy with the cleanest neck and blackest cloak, having a filled front and plenty of depth of brisket. Shorter in foreface than 1 but good teeth and drop of lip, tight feet and a little steep in croup. Just needed pepping up to capture his personality 3. McGowans KINNEGANS TWISTED FIRE STARTER

Post Graduate - Dog

Entries: 3 Absentees: 0 1. Bishtons BALLYFRAWLEY ADDICTED TO LOVE AT JAYDANIA another powerful looking fawn from the same kennel as my DCC in the previous class and 6 months older I believe. A credit to his breeder having a lovely head, dark eye and correct mouth, correct lay of shoulder, good topline and so pleasing in the stand. His movement didn’t disappoint with his smooth sound stride covering the ground. 2.Drayseys JAEMLUK JAQUE OF CLUNTON 21 month harlequin boy, broader in topskull and deeper in lip than 1. Ears well set and crested long neck, deep brisket with elbows tucked well in. A little steep in croup but held his topline as he moved lithely around the ring. 3. Bollons BANDWAR FOR ACES HIGH

Limit - Dog

Entries: 5 Absentees: 1. Burns Armour & Hookers GARSAK SIR ROD STEWART JW Fawn black masked boy having the most stunning head, broad in muzzle, long in foreface, good square drop of lip, correct head planes, good dentition, and expressive brows over his dark eyes. Crested neck and impressive front assembly with nice lay of shoulder and deep sprung ribs. A well held topline and good tuck up. Hard condition and very pleasing in the stand. Super tight feet and strode out well, just moving a little close behind. Had to award him RDCC. 2.Ingrams DAINMAJIK THE WIZARD (AI) A large framed fawn boy slightly wider in top skull and straighter in shoulder than 1. Nice clean lines with good length of neck and filled front. Would have like more rise over the loin. Moved like a dream, such a smooth long stride. 3.Bollons DAY SUE BORN READY

Open - Dog

Entries: 7 Absentees: 1 1. Mosvolds NUCH/SEUCH GANTEUS ALFA AMERICANO IL DECIMO CHJCH NV-15 have enjoyed watching this gentle boy from outside the ring many times. A fawn boy super elegant and smooth in body. Nothing overdone having well set expressive ears, correct headplanes, and kind expression. Correct mouth and drop of lip and deep brown eyes. Needed more shoulder angulation but had a super filled forechest and plenty of depth. With tight feet and a strong topline he moved effortlessly around the ring. 2. Chappell & Williams CH SELMALDA THE JOURNEY J W. Powerfully built, yet elegant, fawn with great ring presence, looking super in the stand. Great depth of chest and substance, but broader than 1 in backskull. Moved out with drive. 3. Seddons TENAYA CHEROKEE LONE WOLF

Special Beginners - Dog

Entries: 1 Absentees: 0 1. Burtons RAVENDANE DEAL ME IN WITH ELBAREVOL Beautifully proportioned, showy mantle boy with clean crisp colours. Lovely head and great elegance throughout. Moved smoothly and powerfully with long strides.

Veteran - Bitch

Entries: 1 Absentees: 0 1. Ingrams DAINMAJIK THE SORCERESS SHCM This 7 year young snowy faced fawn girl belies her age. Neat head with a good stop and expressive brows, a dark eye and super white scissor bite. Good angulation front and back with elegance and balance throughout, producing astoundingly energetic and smooth movement. I couldn’t help but award her RBCC

Minor Puppy - Bitch

Entries: 7 Absentees: 1. Whites JUTLANDERS ARE YOU READY TAF (IMP DEN) Hvor er hun bedarende (What an adorable) fawn puppy. The darkest eyes in the darkest mask on this sweet just 6 month baby. Her head, correct breadth throughout with expressive wrinkling on her forehead and good length of foreface, even scissor bite, well used ears, and long crested neck. Correct angulation on her shoulders and hindquarters with gentle turn of stifle, chest filled and deep, flat bone and chunky feet. Smooth flow from the crest of her neck, along her correct topline to her long tail. Beating a very nice puppy to gain BPB 2. McGowans SHLARRA PICTURE PERFECT AT PENMARLAM A richer fawn than 1 with a lovely head and great use of well set ears. Well balanced on the stand having correct lay of shoulders. Beating her litter sister today, but will be changing places continually as their growing spurts level their toplines. 3. Newtons SHLARRA SENT FROM ABOVE

Puppy - Bitch

Entries: 5 Absentees: 1 1. Pendleton-Watkins ZEFATHER'S WHAT IT TAKES What a super class which bodes well for the future. I have watched this fawn pup for quite a while and this was her last show in puppy class. Having beautiful clean lines , correct head, mouth, dark eyes and well used her ears, and correct front assembly topline and hindquarters, this girl presented a very showy picture. Not as sparkly as I have seen her, today. 2. Seddons ZEFATHER'S LIVIN ON THE EDGE AT TENAYA litter sister to 1 with many of the same qualities but not quite as together yet. 3. Barratts BOURNTWYN PRESLEY'S GIRL BY RIOCO

Junior - Bitch

Entries: 4 Absentees: 1 1.Sneddon & Booths CULSEANDANES HOUSE OF TULLY Very rarely does a dane come so close to the breed standard, and be able to perform at her best, at the right time. This youngster, in a rich fawn gleaming coat which accentuated her firm musculature, exuded strength, elegance and yet retained distinct femininity. A dark mask, correct dentition with neat drop of lip, almond shaped dark eyes, alert use of ears producing a beautiful head, carried high on her showy crested neck. The best front and rear assembly supported by good boned legs and very tight feet. At just 18 months old, and flowing throughout from her sprung ribs to her strong hindquarters and good tail set, she couldn’t be denied the BCC. BOB and later in the day WG4. 2. Middletons TAYSCA MUST DE CARTIER Nicely made black having dark eyes, kind expression, good headplanes and drop of lip. Correct front with good lay of shoulders and level topline with slight rise over the loin. Moved really well on neat feet with great drive. Very promising. 3. Day & Frys VANMORE MELODY AT JANRICHE

Yearling - Bitch

Entries: 7 Absentees: 1 1. Pococks TAMZDANE CAKE MY DAY Well marked harlequin having a clean elegant neck and forechest and black patches spread evenly over her body. A little short in foreface and would prefer a squarer drop of lip and better front assembly, but held her head high and kept her topline as she moved soundly around the ring. 2. Middletons TAYSCA MUST DE CARTIER 2nd in previous class. 3. Morgan-Evans VANMORE DREAM ON

Post Graduate - Bitch

Entries: 6 Absentees: 1 1. Liddells GRETADANE MEL BEE JW Settled well after a disrupting incident in the ring, which was testament to her temperament and character. A very pleasing 18 month fawn with a correct head, having kind expression and length and breadth of foreface, dark mask and ears. A strong but elegant neck, filled front, deep brisket, neat tuck up and good front and rear angulation. Good croup and tail set with strong hindquarters. Very pleasing in the stand and moved smoothly. 2. Harrisons JASNETTDANES MOONLIGHT Very nice black girl with a correctly proportioned head, a good stop and brow, flat skull and good square lip. Presenting a lovely outline in the stand just needs a fuller front and more second thigh. Moved really well. 3. Drayseys JAEMLUK AMELIE OF CLUNTON

Limit - Bitch

Entries: 9 Absentees: 5 1. Tempests ADOREADANE JUST THE TICKET JW Everything to like about this beautifully marked and presented harlequin girl. Clean white scissor bite, broad muzzle good stop and expression and well used ears. Long elegant neck with no wrinkling over the withers and a lovely topline. Could have a fraction more front angulation but, straight front legs, tight feet, deep brisket and adequate turn of stifle, produced a balanced pleasing outline and extended movement. 2. Morgans SAMDICE IN YOUR HONOR (AI) Sweet fawn bitch that I judged BPIB at her very first show. She has the most expressive head with the blackest eyes and darkest mask, dark neat ears, correct mouth and square drop of lip. Holds her head very upright causing wrinkling on her withers but otherwise presents a compact outline. Keeps her topline well on the move. 3. Mortons LINSDOWN IDAHO

Open - Bitch

Entries: 2 Absentees: 0 1. Dooleys BALLYFRAWLEY ALL THIS AND HEAVEN TOO Substantial fawn bitch with a nicely proportioned head, dark eye, good ear set, good bite and good drop of lip. Muscular crested neck, well filled front, great depth and spring of ribs with elbows tucked well under, firm topline, rise over her loin and strong muscled hindquarters. Moved around the ring presenting a picture of power and majesty and considered for RBCC. 2.Ellis-Khannas CH RAVENDANE MALEFICENT FOR HARVAXE evenly and superbly marked harlequin with a smart head and good proportions throughout, slightly steeper in croup than 1 but showing great elegance in the stand and on the move.