• Date: 10/05/2018
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Tony Allcock Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 08/06/2018

Birmingham Dog Show Society Ltd

Breed: Chihuahua (Smooth Coat)

National Dog Show (Birmingham)

13th May 2018

Smoothcoat Chihuahuas

A quality entry and there were many impressive exhibits entering the ring. Having recently judged Longcoats at a championship show, I felt that dentition was better and some tolerance was observed. I congratulate the attention breeders have paid in producing correct tails which of course in a Smoothcoat cannot be hidden by coat! Movement, taken overall, was pretty impressive. Thanks to my excellent stewards who kept the momentum going throughout the day.

MDP (7 Entries) Abs: 2

1st: Poyner’s Diamonchi Man On The Moon. Lovely cream baby. Well pigmented throughout. Excelled in skull, well-shaped ears and large, round, dark expressive eyes. He produces such a balanced profile. Super mouth. Loved his overall size and body proportions. Has straight front legs, super reach of neck, level back and well set tail. Excellent rear angulations. His movement was extremely accurate. BPD.

2nd: Fothergill’s Diamonchi Mister Moon. Cream and being litter brother to 1 he is, understandably, similar in many respects. Excellent dentition, topline and tail set. He really moved with confidence. Not quite the feel of substance of his brother as yet. It will be very interesting to see these two mature as they are both exciting prospects and clearly bred in the purple.

3rd: Lovric’s Lovchi Broderick Fly High

PD (7 Entries) Abs: 3

1st: Slavinec’s Copymear Chance At Charonchi. Red with white trim. Smart and nicely proportioned throughout. Excellent mouth and finish. Would not like to see any more bone or substance. Secure level backline, correct sickle tail held well. Super mover and went around the ring in great style. In lovely coat and condition.

2nd: Langford’s Boetandales Jack Sparra. Another R/W. Not with the same confidence as 1 but improved as the class progressed. Attractive head and eyes. Lovely ears; well placed. Excelent mouth. Just a tad longer in body than 1. Held a secure topline and correct tail set on the move. With more confidence should do well.

3rd: Mann’s Mitimnu Polar Ice

JD (2 Entries) Abs: 2

YD (6 Entries) Abs: 3

1st: Wilkes’s Boetandales Seafarer At Lukarra. Cream of balanced bone; body could perhaps be a touch more compact. Head of good shape and rounded between well set ears. Correct dentition. Level back, sickle tail. Well-constructed hindquarters drove brisk, typical movement.

2nd: Lane’s Bramerita Sargent Pepper At Denique. B/T. Excelled in head proportions and expression, not quite the length of neck of 1. Great body and temperament. Moved OK. Coat presented in fabulous condition.

ND (3 Entries) Abs: 2

1st: Poyner’s Diamonchi Man On The Moon. 1st MPD.

GD (5 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: Entwistle’s Dorentys Royal Albert JW. Lovely for type. Gorgeous head and expression. Made full use of those dark round eyes and well placed ears. Excellent dentition. Balanced throughout with a good reach of neck, nicely assembled forequarters and firm and sturdy hocks. Moved well.

2nd: Lovric’s Joda De L'isle Au Vert Coteau Avec Lovchi (Imp). This impressive B/T is an extremely smart mover. Impressive head qualities, OK mouth. Neat finish of foreface. Well placed ears. Great body; sickle tail held well. A touch heavier in bone than 1 but a close decision.

3rd: Walton &Carey’s Boambee Son Of Logray

PGD (7 Entries) Abs: 3

1st: Crowley’s Nikitos Namethatdog. I thought the expression of this sable boy was really eye catching. Gorgeous eyes; large well placed ears to compliment and he used them well. Best of necks and shoulders, level back and a beautiful tail held well. In excellent coat and condition.

2nd: Waddington’s Spindlepoint Yule Brynner. This fine and dainty B/T is a smart package. Impressive head qualities. Has the right amount of bone and substance throughout. Super topline. A touch longer in body length than 1. Coat short and close. Moved well.

3rd: Wells’s Pepeetolynn Obsidian At Dollybeau JW

LD (8 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: Calvert’s Somergemz Arctic Force. A true, honest, cream dog that produces an outstanding profile. Beautiful head proportions having a fine balanced muzzle and super round dark eyes. Self-pigmented nose which does not detract. Excellent neck and topline. Great tail. Strong rear angulations. Moved sturdily with a proud and confident gait; attentive to handler at all times.

2nd: Sutton’s Nikitos Nowherenearnormal. Another cream that excelled in head qualities. Round skull, gorgeous dark eyes, super ears. Great dentition. Steady topline. First class coat and in super condition. His concentration was a touch wayward particularly on the move, but very close up on 1.

3rd: Senior’s Taradona Artful Dodger Of Narinchi

OD (6 Entries) Abs: 2

Class of the day!

1st: Facey’s Copymear Calendar Boy JW. This beautifully balanced dog so aptly conforms to the breed standard in respect of balance and profile. He has an impressive head, ideal length of neck above a great lay of shoulders. The construction of his forequarters are so impressive. This was aptly illustrated in his clean reach of forehand when moving which made the difference in the difficult task of separating 1 & 2. His front and rear angulations are complimentary so nothing exaggerated. Ironing board straight backline and sickle tail set high and held spot on. His movement was brisk and purposeful. He was presented in fabulous condition and thoroughly earned his crowning CC & BOB.

2nd: Sutton’s Ch Mr Incredible De L'isle Au Vert Coteau Nikitos. This eye catching cream dog has a text book head. Well rounded skull, moderately short muzzle, super tapering from jaws to nose, gorgeous dark eyes set wide apart and on the correct plane with the lowest point of ears; all this enhanced by the darkest pigmentation. Super dentition. He is another one that so beautifully conforms to the standard in respect of shape and balance. His height of leg, length of body, arched neck, tail set and level topline are harmonious so alike 1 he too produces an exemplary profile. A close call between two beautiful examples of the breed, both of which I have admired on many occasions. RCC with no hesitation.

3rd: Hunt’s Valenchino Mocking Jay For Moltobello JW Sh.CM

VD (1 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: Owens’s Russiatree Main Chance Sh.CM. This well filled out Red had a good width of head, fair muzzle. Dark round eyes. Acceptable dentition for age. Secure topline. Excellent tail. A touch overenthusiastic on the move so his handler was having difficulty in keeping up.

MPB (14 Entries) Abs: 2

A lovely class containing some really promising puppies.

1st: Fairbairn’s Tidos Mission Insanity. This 7 month old cream is quite a showgirl. Sturdily constructed with a correct moderate chest and depth of brisket. Straight front legs, lovely feet. Secure top line and super tail. Head is balanced and of a beautiful shape. Eyes full and give a lovely expression. Alert ear carriage. Steady mover and of endearing temperament. Must have a very promising future. BPB & BPIB.

2nd: Lane’s Denique Shine Bright. Red/S - another 7 month old. Impressive shape and overall balance. Excellent for body, topline and tail. Lovely reach of neck. Nicely shaped head. Not quite the eyes of the class winner. Moved well for her age.

3rd: Williams & Loosley’s Jicara High Voltage NAF

PB (11 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: Humphreys’s Amarantos Cassini. Well- built cream and mature for age. Balanced head with correct length of muzzle. Light pigmentation which is perfectly acceptable. Ears constantly in the ‘alert’ position. Both front and rear angulations are balanced. Correct mouth. Ribs rounded and well sprung. Lean shoulders above straight front legs. Moved with style.

2nd: Waddington’s Spindlepoint Mae West. I particularly liked her overall balance. This 10 month old has a soft and close coat, being of an attractive apricot colour. Lovely head, dark eyes and ear placement. Not quite as demonstrative as 1 on the move.

3rd: Black & Howie’s Chinzaes Counting Stars

JB (10 Entries) Abs: 2

1st: Huntley’s Jahneemahs Gift Of Gold. Small and dainty and well put together. A little power house on the move! Best of toplines, clean front legs and correct pasterns and feet. Strong rear angulations. Super eyes and pigmentation. Extremely well-schooled and handled to perfection.

2nd: Fothergill’s Diamonchi Golden Symphony JW. Super for head qualities and expression. Loved her overall balance which demonstrates correct proportions, lacking in so many. Level back, well set tail. Occasionally a touch untidy coming back but a close call here between to lovely puppies.

3rd: Burgoyne’s Hugachi Mon Cheri Caroline

YB (5 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: Slavinec’s Silverchi String Of Pearls At Charonchi. Won a rather challenging class as there were a number of appealing but differing attributes, amongst the first three. It was therefore, all about making priorities. Appealing head qualities, dark eyes and correct ear setting. Super ribs and depth of chest. A little untidy on the move.

2nd: Foote’s Ballybroke Dream Babe. Attractive red/white/parti Scores in head qualities, beautifully conditioned body and hindquarters. Super length of neck. Alike 1 could be a touch tidier in movement. Extremely close call which was decided by the final ‘go around’.

3rd: Poyner’s Mikichi Luna Reflection

NB (2 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: Wilkes’s Lukarra Glimpse of Gold. Was present in a previous class but was much better settled this time! Head with rounded dome, body, top line and coat. Tail could better but put into prospective, this is a very nice young bitch and moves so precisely in all directions.

2nd: Burgoyne’s Hugachi Femme Fatale. 9 month old red puppy. Giving a lot away in maturity to the class winner and understandably not as mature in body. Attractive head and overall balance. Fast, brisk mover but perhaps speed is a touch detrimental to her forehand which should settle as she matures.

GB (1 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: Poyner’s Mikichi Luna Reflection. 3rd in Yearling bitch. Attractive Blue/f/wh. Lovely type with well-balanced head. Appealing character. Front movement needs to settle. Great coat and body.

PGB (7 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: Edwards’s Torre Del Pilar The Prettiest. 3 year old sable. Appealing head, eyes and well set ears. Occasionally stands untidily and a touch soft in topline. Mouth Ok.

2nd: Halls’s Diamonchi Ushuaia Star Girl At Jorazan. Cream and nicely constructed. Well-shaped head. Topline not as secure on the move as when standing. Moved OK.

3rd: Murray’s Borjomi Brightness

LB (6 Entries) Abs: 2

1st: Soper’s Leander Baby Jane. A totally honest feminine lady who when standing, creates an appealing silhouette. Gorgeous head qualities, fantastic eyes and ears correctly placed and attentive. Clean front legs, lovely for shoulder placement, slight arch to the neck, level top line and sickle tail which she always held correctly. Gorgeous coat and condition. Moved with a firm sturdy action. I was reminded that I gave her mother a CC & BOB a few years ago so it was rather a case of déjà vu. I was however, surprised and delighted to learn when handing out the big green card that this was her 3rd Congratulations!

2nd: Gray’s Hughgra Little Ms Chatterbox Another lovely bitch that has lots of qualities to admire. Beautiful head and expression. Perhaps a touch more body weight to enhance and although an accurate mover I felt she rather let herself down today and could have given so much more. When she gets it together she will trouble the best.

3rd: Black & Howie’s Chinzaes Counting Stars

OD (8 Entries) Abs: 3

A tough class to separate!

1st: Gray’s Hughgra One Shining Moment. A sound honest, unexaggerated red sable bitch who overall conforms so well to the requirements of the breed standard. She is not overdone in any way. Excellent bite, well-shaped head, large round dark eyes. Ears are large and used to advantage. Best of neck length and shoulder placement. Strong secure backline, ideal tail and held well. On the move she really comes into her own. Super clean reach of forehand and strong rear drive. Later I understood she is sitting on a CC. Delighted to give her a well-deserved RCC from a quality bitch entry.

2nd: Fothergill’s Diamonchi Shooting Star JW Sh.CM. I really love the head and expression of this quality red lady. Ultra-feminine and beautifully balanced throughout. Has the darkest of pigmentation which always enhances the picture. She demonstrates the most fabulous example of a sickle tail. Keen eager mover but not quite as precise as 1 today. She is definitely of champion quality.

3rd: Sutton’s Nikitos Nothinglikenormal

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Tony Allcock MBE