- Date: 28/06/2018
- Show Type: Championship Show
- Judge: Sarah Dandy Contact Judge
- Published Date: 05/11/2018
Windsor Dog Show Society
I was pleased with the quality of both my dog and bitch line ups, all were worthy winners with several most promising youngsters in both puppy and junior classes. I do like to watch movement in profile not only does it give a good indication of conformation but also the ability to follow a horse efficiently, so essential to the fitness for purpose of this working breed. I noted a lack of angulation front and back in many which restricts reach and drive. Untidy feet with unclipped nails do somewhat spoil the overall picture when an exhibit is standing on the table and can be easily fixed. Temperaments were uniformly sound which is of great importance and I thought the dogs (and exhibitors) coped really well in the extremely hot temperatures today.
Veteran Dog (2 Entries, 0 Abs)
1st: HUNT’S Ch Ottaswell Palamedes. Very smart grizzle veteran of pleasing size with lovely clean outline. Attractive head of good proportion and expression, sound well angulated forehand with a good layback of shoulder and length in upper arm balanced with well-constructed hindquarters and second thigh, standing on good legs and feet with well-placed hocks and nice bone. Excellent topline matched by good underline and strong loin. Moved out well in profile keeping his topline on the move. Good coat and pelt. 2nd: WALLER’S Question Master. Another soundly made well bodied veteran with good masculine head type, a reach of neck into soundly constructed forehand and well laid-back shoulders matched with angulated muscular hind quarters standing on good legs and feet. Moved around the ring well.
Minor Puppy Dog (4 Entries, 1 Abs)
1st: SPAFFORD’S Dassett Last Waltz. Best mover in this class, sound and true both tracking and in profile, retaining his topline on the move, very together for one so young. Lovely typical head and expression with a good reach of neck set into a soundly constructed forehand with a length in upper arm, correct topline and tailset matched with good underline. A pleasing size grizzle puppy with well-balanced body lines, spans easily. Has quality and is very sound, promising. 2nd: GIRLING’S Benattivo Exchequer. Another promising puppy, excellent for type. A classy grizzle, balanced overall, rangier than 1 with a good head, eye and expression, lovely neck into a well-placed shoulder with good topline and carroty tail. Racy hindquarters standing on good legs, pasterns and feet, hocks well let down and used to advantage on the move. Moved out very well in profile, not quite as true up and down as 1 today. 3rd PEARCE’S Onthill Nighthawk
Puppy Dog (3 Entries, 1 Abs)
1st: PILE’S Heading For Home At Moleschamber. Quite a mature grizzle puppy, up to size, a pleasing head, good eye and expression with a reach of neck set into a soundly constructed forehand, balanced with well made racy hindquarters, hocks well let down and used to advantage on the move. Sound, ground covering movement with correct tracking, holding a firm topline & tail set on the move. Standing on good legs and feet with moderate bone. 2nd: ALDOUS Twigglestone Steps To Hevn. Attractive head of good proportions with strength of muzzle, a keen expression with a good reach of neck. Moderate sized grizzle puppy balanced in outline and easily spannable with a length of body and correct underline. In his underclothes today. Good bone. Moved Ok.
Junior Dog (6 Entries, 2 Abs)
1st: RAMUS Onthill Solomans Seal. Excellent type and size, this smart youngster has much to like. Pleasing in outline and balance with lovely head type, a reach of neck into a soundly constructed forehand matched with well angulated hindquarter used effectively on the move, standing on good legs and feet, nice bone. A good flowing topline and underline, narrow body with a good length and ribs well back. In harsh grizzle coat with thick pelt. Accurate mover holding his shape well, he moved out freely with forward reach and drive in profile, covering the ground with ease, tracking very true. Great potential. BPD & BP. 2nd: PILE’S Earthtaw Jasper Carrot At Moleschamber. Another well-constructed junior of sound make and shape. Light grizzle with a super clean outline and presented in fit order with good coat, muscle tone, bone and feet. Handsome head and keen expression with a good neck into wither, firm topline, correct tailset and good underline. Body well balanced with angulated quarters. Positive and sound mover, moved out in profile and tracked well. Close decision, two nicely made juniors, just preferred length of body of 1. 3rd: SINGLE’s Brackenfell Born To Be Alive
Yearling Dog (4 Entries. 0 Abs)
1st: RUTH’S Bowencloud Busy Bee JW., Classy well put together youngster with an attractive otter head with pleasing expression and short, strong muzzle. Reach of neck into correct topline with well set on carroty tail, super underline with length of body, ribs well back and strong loin. Good in outline with balanced well angulated quarters. Liked his moderation, with nice bone. Best mover in this class, striding out well in profile with drive. Good grizzle jacket and pelt. 2nd: NEWMAN’S Kyscafter Equinox. Another to move out well in profile around the ring, a very handsome dark grizzle with good bodylines and in fit order. Masculine head atop a strong moderate neck into firm topline, with a nice length and depth of body and good ribbing. Muscular hindquarters with second thigh, hocks well let down and used to effect on the move. Sound profile movement but just lost out to 1 on tracking today. 3rd: SINGLE’S Brackenfell Born To Be Alive
Post Graduate Dog (4 Entries, 0 Abs)
1st: ARMSTRONG’s Lynsett Lewis. Soundly made with good blue and tan jacket, of correct colour who scores in size and movement. Well proportioned, attractive head with good eye and expression and strength of muzzle. Good neck, shoulders and front into correct topline, croup and tail set with moderate bone, neat feet. Liked his overall moderation and sound movement, positive mover in profile holding his outline well. 2nd: READ’s Roxambor Magical Timepiece Sh.CM. Grizzle of racy build and narrow throughout with correct ribbing, easily spannable. Liked his length of body with good topline, croup and tailset matched with good underline, firm loin and standing on good straight legs, bone and feet. Typical masculine head of good proportions. Extended well in profile. BRADLEY’s Brewbrads Tricky Trickster
Limit Dog (11 Entries, 0 Abs)
1st: MCPHERSON’S Brumberhill Back T' Future JW Sh.CM. One I have judged and admired before as a youngster. Striking blue and tan who commanded the ring with his style and ring presence. A joy to watch on the move, extending so well in profile around the ring, demonstrating free and easy driving movement with a ground covering stride, he could easily and efficiently follow a horse. Really good to go over and presented immaculately with quality B/T coat, in a fit honed condition he presents an equally good profile standing, being very well balanced he holds himself so well with flowing topline, matched by an equally good underline with a length of body, well ribbed back. Particularly liked his superb angulation with a very attractive masculine head to finish the picture. On top form, not his usual handler today but showed and handled to advantage. DCC & BOB. 2nd: PILE’s Tarkaswell Dr Zhivago At Moleschamber Shcm. Appealed for his size and proportions and presented in excellent order with good grizzle jacket and pelt. Good overall stamp, moderate all through with pleasing lines, easy to span. Attractive head and expression with dark eye, very well-balanced quarters standing on straight legs and tight feet. True mover both fore and aft, moving freely in profile keeping a firm topline. 3rd: LARNER’s Hawcoat Mr Fixit
Open Dog (6 Entries, 0 Abs)
1st: GUVERCIN’s Ch Baillieswells Glengyle At Glebeheath JW. Lovely make and shape, this smart grizzle scores in outline and balance. Presented in super coat and condition, with thick pelt and stands out for type. Pleasing otter head, good eye and expression with lovely reach of neck. Balanced construction with a length of body, firm topline, thick carroty tail and well-matched soundly constructed quarters standing on good legs with nice bone, tight feet. Built on pleasing narrow bodylines, easily spannable and of moderate size, a nice one to go over, handles well and has that air of quality. Really sound on the move, precise and positive. RDCC. 2nd: JACKSON’s Clipstone Starshine. Very handsome dark grizzle in excellent harsh coat and beautifully conditioned. Clean lined with lovely body proportions, he appealed greatly in head and expression with strong neck into a cleanly defined wither, good topline croup and tailset. Well-constructed quarters and correct underline with a length of body, ribbed back and firm loin. Moved out positively with scope using his strong but racy hindquarters to good effect in profile. Close decision with 1 just preferred tracking of winner today. Showed well. 3rd: BREWSTER’s Breckgreen Soldier Blue
Good Citizen(2 Entries, 1 Abs)
1st: BRADLEY’s Brewbrads Tricky Trickster. Smart B/T in toned condition who moved out well in profile and tracked true. Pleasing clean outline and of nice moderate size, with a length of body, ribs well back. Masculine head with good reach of neck into wither with correct topline and underline. Body well balanced with angulated quarters and good legs and hocks.
Special Beginners Dog (2 Entries, 0 Abs)
1st: BRADLEY’s Brewbrads Tricky Trickster. Placed 1st Good Citizen. 2nd: ALDOUS Twigglestone Steps To Hevn. Placed 2nd Puppy.
Veteran Bitch (3 Entries, 0 Abs)
1st: JACKSON’s Ch Cobstoneway Moon River At Clipstone. A quality bitch in cracking form. Top draw grizzle presented immaculately in the most superb double coat, pelt and condition. Appealed greatly for her type and moderation, a very shapely well-constructed bitch of excellent proportions, really good to go over. Has a classic feminine head on elegant neck into defined wither with super topline croup and tailset equally matched with a good underline. Excellent quarters and totally balanced confirmation reflected in her sound movement, she looked like she could go around all day, without question one of the most accurate movers here today. Still sparkling as a veteran, she is a real credit to her kennel and was handled to perfection. I could not deny her top honours today. BV & BCC. 2nd: PHILLIPS Ch Nantcoch Ffion JW Sh.CM. Another veteran in great form, a fit and active mover of pleasing moderate size. Feminine head and expression with good neck. Balanced quarters with a sound forehand assembly, firm topline with a length of body and well made racy hindquarters, standing on good legs with small feet. Good quality grizzle coat. Has style and moved freely, covering the ground well in profile. 3rd: SMALL’s Badgerbeck Tree Pipit At Tilmoray JW Sh.CM
Minor Puppy Bitch (3 Entries, 1 Abs)
1st: RAMUS Onthill Daydreamer. Promising, soundly made puppy of nice shape and size with harsh grizzle coat and thick pelt. Good in outline with attractive head type, a reach of neck into soundly constructed forehand balanced with an angulated hindquarter standing on good legs, bone and tight feet. A good topline and underline with a length of rib. Covered the ground with ease in profile and tracked very true. 2nd: RUNNACLES Moonleys Dream Girl. Pleasing head and expression on this grizzle baby with a good neck into a level topline, held on the move and matched with good underline. Sound balanced quarters. Smartly presented in good coat and condition. Moved Ok.
Puppy Bitch (7 Entries, 1 Abs)
1st: GUVERCIN’s Glebeheath Fingers On Lips. Very feminine, nicely balanced youngster and co-ordinated mover holding her outline well on the move. Quite a showgirl who makes the most of herself with an excellent light grizzle jacket, thick pelt and in fit order. Appealing otter head with lovely reach of neck into firm topline with lovely carroty tail and well-matched correctly angulated quarters. Super sound and accurate mover, striding out in profile with truest tracking in class. BPB. 2nd: HUNT’s Glebeheath Fingers Crossed For Ottaswell. Litter sister to 1, two quality sisters both being moderate and lovely to handle. Well-made grizzle bitch with reach of neck into well-defined clean wither. Balanced in outline with well angulated quarters, correct topline croup and tailset matched by equally good underline, of good length. Good bone and feet, in her underclothes today. Makes a pleasing picture, moving out in profile with reach & drive holding her topline on the move. 3rd: PATEMAN’s Something Else For Lessien.
Junior Bitch (7 Entries, 0 Abs)
1st: HEELEY’s Thistlemead Harmony. Pleasing confirmation with great overall appeal and much quality, presented in lovely grizzle coat and condition. Feminine head on this shapely bitch with good length of body, clean wither, flowing topline, croup and tailset, balanced with super underline, a length of rib and strong loin. Scores in forehand with a layback of shoulder and length in upper arm, balanced with sound hindquarters and a second thigh, standing on good legs and feet with nice bone and well let down hocks. Moves soundly and positively. 2nd: HAYDON’S & GIBBINGS Earthtaw Jessica Rabbit. Another well-made grizzle bitch that handles very well when you go over her. Pleasant, typical head and expression with good neck, shoulders and front. Defined clean wither into a good topline, croup and tailset balanced with pleasing underline. Short of coat today. Moved out extremely well in profile, tracking ok. 3rd: YEATES Badgerbeck Tiny Dancer At Bluebabel
Yearling Bitch (3 Entries, 0 Abs)
1st: RUTH’s Bowencloud The Bee Charmer. Litter sister to my yearling dog winner. Lovely grizzle bitch of pleasing overall type and super outline. Makes a pleasing picture, just could do with a bit more animation, but super in outline, make and shape and well presented in good double coat and condition. Attractive head and expression, good neck, shoulders and front balanced with angulated hindquarters, firm hocks and nice bone. Good topline and underline to match. Moved soundly in profile and tracked quite well just seemed a little lacklustre today. I really liked this bitch, I think the handler could perhaps make more of her. 2nd: LOWE’S & MILES Glebeheath Beau Belle. Another nice one to go over, with excellent grizzle jacket and pelt. Good type overall, pleasing head and neck with balanced quarters on straight legs with moderate bone. Sound topline, tailset and underline, not quite the length of 1. Moved out well in profile using strong hindquarter to effect on move. Well-conditioned with good muscle tone. 3rd: READ’s Miltonbury Sunrise At Roxambor
Post Graduate Bitch (7 Entries, 2 Abs)
1st: PARRY’S Glebeheath Maiden Name At Oakyard. Super classic head with kind eye and good expression. Feminine all through, of ideal size with pleasing outline which she holds well on the move and nicely balanced. Narrow, spannable body with correct topline and underline and well angulated both ends used to effect on the move she was the soundest mover in this class effortlessly covering the ground with drive. 2nd: FULKER’S Foxpaw Revelation JW. Another very attractive headed grizzle girl of handy size. Shapely, narrow body lines with angulated and balanced quarters, with reach of neck into well placed shoulders and racy hindquarters, hocks well let down. Sound topline and underline she scores in length of body with ribs carried well back. Flowing outline and moves sound and true enough but just didn’t quite open up as well in profile as 1 today. 3rd: MOONEY’S Chesterton Caboodle
Limit Bitch (10 Entries 4 Abs)
1st: BREWSTER & GREEN’S Byrewick Valentine. Stylish blue and tan with super clean outline, really firm and beautifully conditioned she caught my eye on her first lap around the ring. Elegant, and full of quality with ideal angulation at both ends giving her effortless movement, displaying super reach and angulation using her excellently made hindquarters to great effect. Good legs, bone and feet with good pasterns and hocks. Correct topline and tailset held well on the move with good length of body, ribbed back and firm loin. Soundest of movers fore and aft and moved extremely well in profile. Loved this bitch, she is a real quality package and pushed my CC winner really hard but she was just a little short of coat today... I was literally splitting hairs! RBCC. 2nd: LEE’S Bon Appetit By Tythrop. Another quality bitch with much to like, this grizzle stood out here for her most shapely, flowing clean outline, well-honed and in fit order. Lovely head type and neck into well placed shoulders, a super topline equally matched with an excellent underline with a length of body, ribbed back and firm loin. Good jacket with thick pelt finishes the picture. Used her well-made hindquarters with good turn of stifle to give drive in profile, a free and easy sound mover. 3rd: ALDIS Torryburn Cadenza
Open Bitch (3 Entries, 0 Abs)
1st: GIRLING’S Ch Benattivo Fire Flower JW. Smart unexaggerated bitch that appeals for type and size. Typical feminine head and expression with reach of neck, very soundly made balanced quarters standing on good legs with straight moderate bone and nice tight feet. Has overall moderation with correct firm topline matched with good underline. A classy bitch with much style, presented in lovely condition with harsh grizzle jacket. Moved freely and soundly holding her topline well. 2nd: BARRETT’S Howthwaite In Vogue. Soundly made grizzle, with pleasing bodylines liked her overall balance and length. Attractive head with a good neck into wither and firm topline matched with an excellent underline with a length of body, ribbed back and firm loin. Angulated quarters which she uses well on the move in profile, positive and accurate mover. In good coat with thick pelt. 3rd: BRANNAN & KELLY’S Brankell Double Or Quits JW
Good Citizen Bitch (2 Entries, 0 Abs)
1st: PEARCE’S Bimandi's Bellissima. Grizzle with pleasing head and keen expression with good reach of neck into sound forehand matched with racy hindquarter with nice bone and feet. Moved OK around the ring in profile, keeping a firm topline. 2nd: ALDOUS Twigglestone Elfenor JW Sh.CM. Balance red grizzle with clean outline presented in fit condition. Feminine head with reach of neck, into firm topline with good layback of shoulder although stands and moves a little wide. Moves OK in profile using decent hindquarters to effect.
Special Beginners Bitch (4 Entries, 0 Abs)
1st: HEELEY’S Thistlemead Harmony. Placed st Junior. 2nd: LOWE & MILES Glebeheath Beau Belle. Placed 2nd Yearling. 3rd: PEARCE’S Bimandi's Bellissima
JUDGE: Sarah Dandy