- Date: 17/08/2018
- Show Type: Championship Show
- Judge: Tony Allcock Contact Judge
- Published Date: 02/11/2020
Welsh Kennel Club
The Welsh Kennel Club 2018
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Judge: Mr A Allcock MBE
MPD (9 Entries) Abs: 2
1st: Chapman & Ireland’s Ellemich Frozne Assets. This 7 month old won a lovely class of promising youngsters. He is of ideal shape and size for age, excels in neck, shoulders and topline. Short coupled body, moderate chest and clean front. Strong rear angulations proved excellent movement. Well broken, smooth silky textured coat and presented in superb condition. BPD & BPIB.
2nd: Bubb’s Wandris Evanly Legacy. Another beautiful 7 month old puppy, very different in type to 1 but equally attractive. His head qualities are outstanding for age, enough neck, slightly longer cast. Super rear angulations. In abundant fluffy puppy coat at present. Well broken coat pattern. Moved superbly. Another star in the making. Really close call.
3rd: Smith’s Beaudale Storm In A Teacup
PD (5 Entries) Abs: 3
1st: Lewis & Lewis’ Carleeto Star Dust. B/T. Well balanced youngster. Head to mature and to fill under the eyes. Super black and tan combination of colour; coat length being ideal for age and silky in texture. Superb forehand reach which was careful and accurate; excellent top line and tail setting. Will fill out in body as he matures.
2nd: Paradise’s Sunsante Arrow To Shardlow. Another B/T. Liked his head qualities and expression. Body has a good spring of rib with ample chest. He moved accurately but today was not one of his happiest! Lovely coat texture and colour definition. Should mature nicely.
JD (4 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: Crane’s Cranvarl Washington. A most impressive Blenheim youngster. Gorgeous for head qualities, particularly the overall balance and fill under the eyes, excellent dentition, muzzle well tapered. Beautiful dark eyes giving such an endearing look! Masculine but graceful and well balanced throughout. He has the benefit of a secure level back, ideal tail setting and accurate precise movement to boot! Undoubtedly champion quality.
2nd: Hughes’s Loranka's Glory Days. Blenheim having a well broken silky textured coat and presented in good condition. Fantastic head qualities. Slightly arched neck above well laid shoulders, level back line and tail held in harmony with body. Touch shorter in leg than 1. Moved well.
3rd: Player’s Granasil Piccolo
YD (3 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: Hindle’s Spindlepoint Donavan to Ellisana. Very similar to the type of Blenheim I have previously rewarded. Best of heads and finish, clean neck of ideal size, level top line. Well set ears, profusely feathered. Ideal depth of chest and length of loin. Precise front action. Well presented.
2nd: Morrison’s Lewisisle Highland Bracken. Ruby in super coat and condition. Masculine head without being overdone. Super spring of rib and depth of chest. A touch larger and longer cast than 1. Demonstrated impressive movement in all directions.
3rd: Stansbury’s Cathmead Michael Roughan At Dooraclare
MD (2 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: Lewis & Lewis’s Carleeto Star Dust
2nd: Evans & Rogerson’s Rabymar Dark Side O'Moon. B/T whose head and eye qualities are impressive complimented by well-placed heavily fringed ears to complete the picture. Correct length of neck and well laid shoulders. Well-built body if a touch longer cast than 1. Happy confident, sound mover but topline a tad soft at times.
ND (1 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: Paradise’s Sunsante Arrow To Shardlow
DD (1 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: Paradise’s Sunsante Arrow To Shardlow
GD (2 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: Davies’s Salegreen Brecon. 2 ½ year well broken Blenheim coat. Impressive overall size and shape. Head with required flattish skull between ears, ideal ratios and well filled under beautiful expressive eyes well-spaced. In abundant coat which I felt could have been a touch silkier. Excels in front and rear angulations which proved precise movement. Tail set OK.
PGD (7 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: Loynd & Loynd’s Crimbledale Genesis. Mature masculine B/T with impressive spring of rib, topline was more secure when standing; correct tail setting. Slightly longer overall. Moved like a whirlwind and accurate with it too! Silky textured raven black coat and lovely depth of tan.
2nd: Rennard’s Deranmar Endeavour. Another B/T but different in type to 1. Impressive overall shape and size and a true showman. Good for head qualities and neck. Ideal body and secure back line. Coat to finish. Moved OK. Close call.
3rd: Ford’s Salegreen Periwinkle To Hiscli
LD (3 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: Tarabad & Whitman’s Khatibi Bark Obama JW. These first two placed dogs conform well to different aspects of the breed standard. I appreciate that they have both enjoyed a great deal of success. Notwithstanding this, each has their distinct variances. I loved the coat texture and colour combination of this beautiful B/T. Lovely shape and size. Appealing head with fantastic dark round eyes, length of neck and ironing board flat top line. He moves so impressively in profile. OK in rear. Presented in fabulous condition. Considered for the RCC.
2nd: Watt’s Jamesbonny Josey Wales JW. This is a beautifully constructed Blenheim dog is masculine, unexaggerated and a true toy spaniel. Well balanced head with soft appealing finish; eye size OK. Overall, of correct size and shape, ideal substance. A great showman supporting OK coat length and texture at present. Moved well but not the exuberance of 1. It was a hard call separating these two lovely dogs.
3rd: Lewis & Lewis Cup Cacke De La Feerie De Broceylande (Imp)
OD (5 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: Rix’s Ricksbury Poldark JW. A nicely put together young dog who has still more to come. Well broken Blenheim coat with the ideal combination of rich chestnut and pearly white, presented in exemplary fashion. Balanced head of ideal ratios being almost flat between the ears which, sadly, is becoming the exception rather than the rule. Beautifully feathered high set ears. Dark, large round eyes with that soft fill under. Shallow stop, soft muzzle well tapered and correct finish of lips. Moderate, slightly arched neck above well laid shoulders; body with good ribbing and fore chest. Secure topline. Ideal croup and tail set. Careful mover. Such a happy character today. DCC & BOB.
2nd: Waddington’s Spindlepoint President JW. There is very little separating these two beautiful examples of the breed. Gorgeous for head and expression. Super-size and balance. Slightly heavier marked coat in glorious condition. When agonisingly deliberating, I sent them around for the last time when 1 just delivered that little bit extra which topped the balanced. This dog is also of champion quality and exceptionally unlucky today. RCC
3rd: Bloice’s Scotlass Power Of Love JW Sh.CM.
VB (2 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: Loynd & Loynd’s Crimbledale Valentine Gift Sh.CM. Upstanding B/T in fabulous condition for age. Well-muscled throughout which assisted accurate powerful movement in all directions and maintaining a level topline at all times. Best Veteran.
MPB (14 Entries) Abs: 3
A very exciting class
1st: Tarabad & Whitman’s Hollambrie Joanna Dance With Khatibi. Lightly marked Blenheim and a real little star. Well balanced head, being decidedly feminine with a gorgeous eyes; high set ears, well fringed. She is of a lovely size and shape for age; body being short coupled with good ribbing. Straight front legs, clean shoulders. At 6 months old, her movement was mature and accurate for one so young which just edged her above 2. BPB.
2nd: Cunningham’s Verheyen Pink. This ultra-feminine Ruby has the most appealing head. Sweet trusting eyes. Ideal reach of neck. Great body and topline. Well-constructed throughout. Beautifully presented and conditioned. Close up on winner and another to watch.
3rd: Whitehouse & Whitehouse’s Embeth Jessie Jay At Denain
PB (7 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: Craig’s Aldachell Zoe Z E, Extremely mature 10 ½ month old pretty puppy. I admired her overall construction in the same manner as her head qualities. Beautifully broken Blenheim coat presented to perfection. Stylish mover and a happy showgirl.
2nd: Lewis & Lewis’s Carleeto French Fancy. B/T of ideal shape and size for age. Secure topline, tail a touch high set. Good for neck, body and substance. I felt she didn’t do herself justice today.
3rd: Hawkin’s Lexody's Apocalptic
JB (9 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: Cunningham’s Verheyen Harriet JW. Really eye catching youngster whose profile is so typical. Absolutely first class head qualities, super neck and body. Well set tail. Silky well broken Blenheim coat and well-muscled throughout. Whilst she won an extremely strong class I felt that, in the hotly contested challenge, she was a touch careless in movement. Notwithstanding this, I predict that this gorgeous youngster is destined for the very top.
2nd: King-Smith’s Ispahan Sister Midnight. Another stunning ultra-feminine young Blenheim who, alike 1, proves such a beautiful shape in profile. Ideal coat in respect of colour, texture and pattern. Pretty head, ideal neck and level back line. Overall presentation was outstanding. Moved well enough but again I felt could have done more today. She shows great promise.
3rd: Kilcoyne’s Granasil Castanet
YB (10 Entries) Abs: 3
1st: Chapman & Ireland’s Ellemich Creme De La Crème. Most appealing expression from those gorgeous round dark eyes. Head proportions of ideal ratios. Well bodied and of balanced bone. A touch longer in loin. Super coat and finish. Maintained a secure topline and well held tail. Moved OK.
2nd: Jones’s Ellemich Bubbling Over. Very pretty expression from lovely eyes. Excels in neck and shoulders and topline. Moved as a happy confident show girl. Just preferred the overall finish of 1 but well up here.
3rd: Hughe’s Loranka's So Scrumptious
MB (3 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: Lewis & Lewis’s Carleeto Satine. Well-schooled B/T. In profile she produces a balanced profile. In super coat with excellent tan. Just needs to mature in body. Moves powerfully from strongly assembled hindquarters but a touch proud of her tail at times. Presented in great condition.
2nd: Parson’s Castlewytch Moonlight. Solidly marked Blenheim girl who was completely out of coat. Pretty head, excellent forequarters, body and balanced rear angulations. Topline OK. Moved very well in all directions.
3rd: Carr-Tomlinson Ledesham Polly-Anna
Class 67 NB (4 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: Cunningham’s Verheyen Heike. A very nicely constructed, mature looking Blenheim bitch. Impressive for head and eyes. Her shape on the stand aptly demonstrates the requirement of the body to be approaching square, but slightly longer than tall, with bone and substance to compliment. Movement was purposeful but a touch careless in front. Exemplary coat texture and general condition.
2nd: Parson’s Castlewytch Moonlight
3rd: William’s Anickily Anna Rose Sancana
DB (6 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: Tarabad & Whitman’s Khatibi Amber Lynne. Stood reserve in an extremely competitive Junior class where her size, shape and her head qualities were admired but unfortunately, she was so erratic and uncoordinated. In this class, this strong willed ‘red head’ was completely composed, performed beautifully and it all came together to win this class. I was told that this class win gave her a JW title. Well done.
2nd: Lee’s Calonlan Love Actually For Kelrick. Attractive size and shape. Beautifully marked Blenheim coat just coming through in order to finish the picture. Best of neck length, shoulders and rear assembly. Well bodied.
3rd: Walton’s Underknoll Kiki
GB (4 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: Goodwin’s Lanola Santuzza JW. Mature Blenheim with a soft melting expression, large round lustrous eyes, ears set high with long furnished leathers. Full muzzle slightly tapered. Level back. Silky coat. Moved well.
2nd: Byrne’s Chantismere Chanson D'amour. Really liked the overall shape. Appealing head, attractive eyes and well feathered ears. A touch shorter in neck. Well bodied with ideal forechest. Secure topline. Well held tail. Moved OK.
PGB (10 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: Pipkin’s Salegreen My Delphinium For Ryanmil. Well-made Blenheim being lovely for overall balance. Correctly shaped head with lovely eyes giving a sweet expression. In good coat. Body with correct spring of rib and tail well set. Sound honest mover.
2nd: Case’s Cobbets Catatonia At Ginajay. A very happy character in lovely coat and condition. Excels in neck and topline. Head with appealing expression. Would prefer finer textured coat and she is a little proud of her tail. Stylish mover.
3rd: Richardson’s Kringleholme Seruna JW
LB (11 Entries) Abs: 4
1st: Claydon’s Brymarden Honeybun. This beautifully balanced Blenheim bitch immediately captures attention. Superb textured coat with ideal colour combination. Head with correct flat appearing skull, large round dark appealing eyes, with slight cushioning underneath. High set, well-furnished ears to finish. Best of neck length. Clean shoulders, moderately deep chest. In motion she continually wags her well set tail. Moved true in all directions. I was told later she had just gained her title. RCC.
2nd: Miller & Ryan’s Cavalli Beautiful Life (IKC) JW Sh.CM. Slightly smaller in statue than 1 but beautifully put together. She has the most gorgeous eyes which are set wide apart under which there is a slight fill giving such a sweet expression. Super muzzle. Great neck and shoulders; strong rear assembly. Beautifully textured coat but had clearly left some of this behind. Great mover.
3rd: Hogan’s Miletree Ophelia At Stavonga JW
OB (10 Entries) Abs: 4
1st: Lee’s Calonlan Perfect Kiss For Kelrick JW Sh.CM. This beautiful lady reminded me of some of the famous Alansmere bitches which I well remember. Her head is of balanced proportions, flattish skull between high set well feathered ears, round lustrous dark eyes set wide apart and slightly filled under, gentle stop and well tapered muzzle. Excellent pigmentation. Moderate chest, sturdy straight front legs, strong top line, short loin and correct tail setting. Soft, silky, textured coat. Moved with grace and proud demeanour. Delighted to award her the CC, which I immediately perceived from the ring side cheer, this was her 3rd!
2nd: Vella’s Cinderaic Taboo. Ultra-feminine Blenheim, well balanced and presented in excellent condition. Gorgeous eyes set correctly. Shallow stop, well tapered muzzle all contributing to a lovely finish of foreface. Slightly arched, correct reach of neck, secure level topline and tail carried at the right height, (which never stopped wagging!). Moved really well with a strong rear drive and purposeful forehand reach.
3rd: Hughes’s Loranka's Rainbow Dreams
Tony Allcock MBE