• Date: 28/06/2018
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Stephen Cox Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 03/07/2018

Windsor Dog Show Society

Breed: Neapolitan Mastiff

Windsor Championship Show Critiques Saturday 30th June 2018

Breed: Neapolitan Mastiff

Judge: Mr Stephen Cox

BEST DOG MAKAEVO HERCULES

RBD JUN CH LARGE PAW ROMA DEL MASTINI

BEST BITCH LARGE PAW SELESTIA DEL MASTINI

RBB SIBILLA AT MAKAEVO (IMP IT)

BEST OF BREED MAKAEVO HERCULES

BEST PUPPY SIBILLA AT MAKAEVO (IMP IT)

Class 1720 Junior Dog

Entries: 1 absentees: 0

1st 5063. SAROMAN AT MAKAEVO (IMP IT)

Splendid young grey male of 11 months old, head maturing nicely, nice clear and correct eyes, large nose, correct bite, correct ear carriage, muzzle from front shows good width and nice inverted V of lips and head ratios good, nice correct stop, correct amount of dew lap and a strong muscular neck, length to height is correct and typical looking longer than tall at around 110%.

Strong deep set chest for a youngster ribs well sprung and topline and bottom line nicely parallel, nice croup and correctly set tail, rear end strong and good amount of angulation, moved well but got a bit bored as time went on typical youngster. Good straight front legs and very strong bone, correct feet and stifles and hocks strong, coat and condition excellent, a happy dog.

Class 1722 Open Dog

Entries: 4 absentees: 1

1ST 5064. MAKAEVO HERCULES

A stunning dog that certainly ticked all the boxes for me today and became my Best of Breed winner, a very large, very masculine black brindle male of 3 ½ years old, strong in every department, large impressive correct head, good lips flews and dewlap, (not overdone but very typical of the breed type) correct teeth and ear carriage, good expression and clear correct eyes.

Strong correct stop and neck well-muscled, good top and bottom line, rear end strong powerful and well angulated and strong hocks, tail set, croup and length of tail rest all good, chest deep and long well sprung ribs, chest depth correct to elbow.

Showed and moved effortless, movement very “big cat like” covering much ground with a single stride, feet and legs correct and bone very strong, excellent condition of coat.

2nd 5068. JUN CH LARGE PAW ROMA DEL MASTINI

An impressive grey 2 years old dog that pushed the class winner and I liked him in completely different ways, a very massively set dog of correct height and proportions, not as long as dog 1 but equally impressive in his own areas, beautiful massive head with more pronounced wrinkles and very heavy bone, all head ratios and dimensions are very pleasing to the mastino enthusiast correct bite and huge nose, ear correctly set, good well pronounced stop, wide muzzle and deep inverted V of lips, strong neck and correct dewlap chest deep, strong shoulders and well sprung ribs, nice straight front legs and good topline and bottom line and croup, strong rear end and moved and showed very well, lovely condition of coat.

3rd 5061. LEANINO LUCIANO

Another quality dog and 7 ½ years old, Black brindle Male, head correct, strong muzzle and teeth bite correct, good correct eyes and pleasing expression, strong neck correct dewlap and deep V lips, correct amount of bone for the breed.

Correct length to height of body and moved and showed very well, good angulation and drive strong back end, deep chest and correct tail, lovely coat condition

Unfortunately there was not a Veteran class for him to enter and I and his owner where told that he could not be awarded best veteran on the day as there was no classes on for veteran a real shame, as he of course would have been a great representative of our breed in the veterans group.

For me: Best Veteran

Class 1724 Junior Bitch

Entries: 3 absentees: 0

1ST 5065: SIBILLA AT MAKAEVO (IMP IT)

Beautiful grey young lady of 11 months old, maturing very nicely, head very correct with deep V lips, correct amount of dewlap and ear carriage good, correct stop, correct bite and strong neck, great expression and very showy.. alert, good length to body, strong deep chest for age and nicely set croup making to correct back end from a very level topline, tail set correct and well angulated back legs, strong hocks, nice straight front legs and correct feet, moved and handled very well.

2nd 5069: MASTINI DASHA GODS GIFT

Very pleasing young grey puppy of 8 months old, good head and correct bite and wide skull and muzzle, still in the development stages and doing well, topline, angulation, hocks and tail set all good, eyes clear and correct, good feet and construction correct, wide strong chest, moved and showed very well, turned out in lovely condition.

3rd 5062: MAKAEVO MESEMBRIA

Another grey youngster of 8 months, good head and correct bite, deep V lips and good eyes, ear carriage correct.

Good size for age and correct length to body, feet correct, still in her developing stages and very spirited youngster, lovey friendly girl with super expression, coat gleaming and turned out in lovely condition.

Class 1726 Open Bitch

Entries: 2 absentees: 0

1ST 5070: LARGE PAW SELESTIA DEL MASTINI

This 2 years old black female became was awarded Best Bitch and for me is a very beautiful feminine Mastino, head vert correct showing definite stop and correct ratios, good lips creating an inverted V, eyes correct and clear, ears set well, lovey flat scull and correct amount of dewlap, bite correct, strong neck and lovely level top and bottom line, deep chest and well-toned body, tail correctly placed and strong and thick, angulation ok and feet very good cat like.

Moved very well and showed and presented well, coat and condition very good, displayed a steady temperament and took it all in her stride.

2nd 5066: MAKAEVO JULIETTE

2 ½ year old grey female of very correct type, heavier type than 1st and wide muzzle, strong wrinkle on head and muzzle, eyes correct and clear, ears well set and a pleasing head for the enthusiast, bite correct and stop clear, lips correct.

Strong short neck and excellent chest and front end solid, front legs very nice and straight, good feet, correct length to body ratio and very good angulation and strong hocks.

Tail well placed due to correct croup and level topline, deep chest, very strong back end.

Moved very well and coat in great condition, seemed a very happy girl and showed well.

I must say it was a pleasure to judge this breed that I have owned, bred and showed myself for over 30 years, the specimens presented where all an absolute credit to their owners and breeders and it is clear to see how far the breed has and is still improving in health and longevity whilst retaining correct breed type.

Thank you for asking me to judge them and it would be nice to see more dogs at the shows again in the near future.

Steve Cox – Rayvonley Mastini