• Show Date: 06/07/2018
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judged by: Serena Parker Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 02/11/2020

East Of England Agricultural Society

Breed: Basset Griffon Vendeen (Petit)



Basset Griffon Vendeen (Petit) Judging

Puppy Dog (2,1)

1st. McEwan‘s - Marunnel Orinoco. Well-made boy of almost 12 months. He has a kind dark eye, good shaped head & lovely leathers. Excellent neck & shoulder, good front & feet, level topline, good depth of chest, strong loin & good tailset. He has a good turn of stifle & well let down hocks. He moved soundly out & back with a good stride. BPD

Post Graduate Dog (3,0)

1st. Eaton’s - Linphil Kili. Beautiful head & expression, good neck & shoulder, super front & feet. He has a rock solid topline, good tailset & depth of chest & is well ribbed back. Sound out & back & moved well in profile.

2nd. Hunt’s - Soletrader Buzz Aldrin of Bondlea. Kind eye giving lovely expression from well shaped head. His neck & shoulder are good but could be enhanced if he lost some excess coat. He has a lovely topline & excellent well-muscled hindquarters. He was sound out & back but didn’t have the scope in profile of my winner.

3rd. Moulding‘s - Nykarth O'be Serious.

Limit Dog (3,0)

1st. Brown’s - Soletrader Valentino Rossi. This boy has a stunning outline, a beautiful head shape, the darkest of eye colour & low set leathers. He has an excellent neck & shoulder, rock solid topline, strong loin & good tailset. His depth & spring of rib is good & his quarters were well made & well muscled. He was sound out & back & had good reach & drive. Showing in excellent coat & conditioning he pushed hard for the RCC.

2nd. Puckett‘s - Soletrader Bobs Your Uncle. Lovely head, eye & expression. Excellent neck & shoulder, pleasing front & good feet, i would prefer neater elbows. Good topline & depth of chest, excellent tailset & good quarters, he moved out well.

3rd. Reid’s - Maudaxi Oddjob

Open Dog (4,0)

1st. Robertson & Doherty’s – Ch. Soletrader Magic Mike. A lot has been said of this young boy & I looked forward to seeing if it was all true. Needless to say it is! He has a stunning outline & attitude to match. His dark expressive eye captivates the soul & his faultless construction allows him to move soundly & with style. Add to all of this, professional conditioning & presentation & you have the perfect picture of a happy, extrovert & active hound. I just loved him. Delighted to award him the CC & BOB & later watch him take group 2.

2nd. Reid’s - Maudaxi Tommy Holedigger. This boy is unlucky to be around with the winner, as he too is a lovely type Petit. He has a kind dark eye, good headpiece & well set leathers. Good forehand with neat feet, good depth of chest, level topline & strong loin. His stern is a good length & is well set on, quarters are well made & muscled & he moves soundly with drive. Another shown in excellent fettle. RDCC.

3rd. Reid’s - Maudaxi Nick Nack.

Veteran Dog (1,0)

1st Brown‘s – Ch. Soletrader Louis Vuitton. Lovely head, eye & expression on this 8½ year old boy, he has a super forehand, lovely well boned front, level topline & good tailset. He has a good turn of stifle, well let down hocks & is well muscled throughout. He moved soundly with drive, I do suspect however he is a little fond of his dinner!

Minor Puppy Bitch (4,1)

Lovely class of 3 quality babies.

1st Robertson‘s - Soletrader Beatrix Potter. Beautiful head, expression & eye, excellent neck, shoulder, front & feet. Level topline, good depth of chest for her 7½ months. She has a good length & set on of stern & her quarters are well made. Excellent coat texture, this poppet moved so soundly with excellent reach & drive. A very promising baby, BPIB.

2nd. Cooper & Ellingford’s - Afterglow Agnes Gru Avec Jayanel. This 8½ month old girl has a head & expression to die for. She has a super forehand, lovely topline, tailset & depth of chest. Her quarters are well made & well-muscled & she has great coat & conditioning. So fluid in profile movement & good out & back, she pushed hard but just needs to tighten behind to complete the perfect picture.

3rd. Moulding’s - Nykarth Perfect Moment. Another lovely baby of just 6 months, she was not disgraced with this place in this company.

Puppy Bitch (2,0)

1st. Afterglow Agnes Gru Avec Jayanel.

2nd. McEwan’s - Marunnel Madame Cholet. Pretty girl with a kind dark eye, excellent neck, shoulder & topline. Pleasing front & feet, well bodied up with well-constructed quarters. She moved soundly out & back with a good footfall in profile.

Junior Bitch (2,1)

1st. McEwan’s - Marunnel Miss Adelaide. Litter sister to PD & 2nd PB & again she has a good head shape with kind eye & expression. Good forehand, lovely depth of chest & level topline leading into quarters with a good turn of stifle & well let down hocks. She moved well out & back & was shown in excellent coat & conditioning.

Post Graduate Bitch (2,1)

1st. Scott’s - Overbecks Kathy Tiere. Stunning head, eye & expression. Superb forehand with reachy neck into level topline, chest of good depth & spring. Excellent quarters, correct set on of stern, she was sound as a pound out & back with a lovely stride in profile. Shown in gleaming coat & hard conditioning, if she had used her stern she would have pushed very hard for top honours. I wish her owner luck with her.

Limit Bitch (3,0)

1st. Blake & Reid’s - Vilauddens Midsummer Madness (Imp Swe). Pretty head with kind dark eye. Excellent neck with good reach into correct shoulder. Pleasing front with good feet, super topline, good depth & spring of rib & strong loin. Her quarters were well made & she moved out very well from all angles. Shown in excellent jacket. RCC.

2nd. Hornby’s - Jacmist Matilda Conflict. Pretty girl, pleasing forehand, level topline, good tailset, turn of stifle & well let down hocks. Shown in fine fettle she moved out well.

3rd. Alderson’s - Bunnywood Athena.

Open Bitch (6,0)

1st. Robertson’s - Around Zlightly Different with Soletrader (Imp Swe). Beautiful head, eye & expression, super forehand with crested neck into correct shoulder. Super well boned front, neat feet, excellent depth of chest, good underline, strong topline & loin. Short tail with good set on, lovely turn of stifle & well developed second thigh. One the move she is so sound & has lovely foot timing, & was shown in fantastic presentation & conditioning. Her talented young owner/handler got the very best out of her & they could not be denied the CC which I later discovered made her up. Many congratulations.

2nd. Blake’s - Orleans V Tum Tums Vriendjes at Trezeguet (Imp Nld). Lovely dark eye & good head shape, excellent neck & shoulder, good front & neat feet. Level topline & well-made quarters completed a very nice overall picture. She moved soundly with drive.

3rd. Dalgarno’s - Nykarth Magic Moment.

Veteran Bitch (1,0)

1st. Alderson’s - Haliston Yasmine at Bunnywood. Well-conditioned lady who is pushing 9 years old, she has a pleasing head & expression although I would prefer a darker eye. Excellent neck, pleasing front & feet, good keel & quarters. She was shown in good jacket & moved out well.