• Date: 25/05/2018
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Tracey Atkinson Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 27/05/2018

Bath Canine Society

Breed: Mastiff

Bath Canine Society Working Group - 27th May 2018

Mastiffs - Judge: Tracey Atkinson

I was very pleased to judge Mastiffs at Bath show today and thank the committee for inviting me. Although our breed is listed by the KC as a Category three breed, I thought the dogs I went over were in good health and the overall movement of the dogs on show was excellent as were temperaments. There were very few exaggerations and considering the decline in numbers Mastiff breeders and owners have done an excellent job in maintaining and improving the health of the breed.

Total entries: 16

Puppy Dog – 2 entries, 0 absent

1st Mr & Mrs Coulman-Hole’s Faynad Magic Man for Womlu Fawn dog nicely constructed with good substance and bone. Moved well.

2nd Mr Bankes’ Cadermist Storm Rafael Large Apricot, well grown and showing lots of promise. Moved well.

Junior Dog – 3 entries

1st Mr & Mrs Gittins’ Cwmtysswg Sultan Brindle dog, broad in head with lovely pigment, excellent bone and substance throughout. Moved well with a very happy temperament.

2nd Mr White’s Swainsi Prince Saroo Apricot Fawn. Attractive head and expression with good pigment. Good conformation with good bone and substance.

3rd Mrs Miller’s Quatermain Of The Cheese Hill With Brindaree

Post Graduate Dog – 2 entries

1st Mr & White’s Swainsi Danny Boy – Res CC

Big brindle dog, broad head in proportion with an attractive expression. Lovely sized bone and good substance throughout with good conformation. Moved well.

2nd Mr Hazlewood’s Craiglestone Lord Thudfoot Large fawn also with good bone and conformation, a little put off by the thunderstorm we were having at the time of judging, however moved well.

Limit Dog – 0 entries

Open Dog – 1 entry

1st Mr Zadeh’s Ch Faynad Frankincense – Dog CC & BOB

There’s not much I can say about this dog that hasn’t been said before! A lovely big brindle dog, with attractive pigment, broad in the skull. Excellent bone and substance throughout with good turn of stifle, moved well and deserved BOB.

Veteran Dogs – 0 entries

Special Beginners Dog or Bitch – 0 entries

Puppy Bitch – 2 entries, 1 absentee

1st Mr & Mrs Coulman-Hole’s Faynad Morticia For Womlu – Best Puppy

11 month old brindle with attractive pigment. Good bone and substance, deep chest and nice turn of stifle. Moved well.

Junior Bitch – 2 entries

1st Mr & Mrs Gittins Cwmtysswg Sabine – Bitch CC

Lovely brindle bitch with an attractive broad head and good pigment. Good bone and substance. Good conformation with deep chest and a nice turn of stifle. Moved well with a very happy temperament. Very pleased to award her the CC.

2nd Mr White’s Princess Thia – Res CC

Also a lovely brindle bitch and I had a difficult time choosing between these two. Attractive head, good conformation and moved well.

Post Graduate Bitch – 1 entry

1st Mr Beaumont & Mrs Hesketh’s Karysmhor Gwyneth’s Galaxy Apricot fawn, good conformation and bone. Lovely expression and very happy temperament. Good movement with a nice back end.

Limit Bitch – 2 entries

1st Mr Dickinson’s Mullak Heart of Hearts Brindle bitch, attractive expression. Good conformation, good back end with a nice turn of stifle and moved well.

2nd Mr & Mrs Facey’s Hexnorden Everlong For Nordicface

Also has an attractive expression and good pigment. Nicely sized bone and spring of ribs with a good turn of stifle.

Open Bitch – 1 entry

1st Mr Zadeh’s Faynad Storm in a Tea Cup

Fawn bitch, attractive head with lovely expression. Good bone and spring of ribs with a good turn of stifle. Moved well.

Veteran Bitch – 0 entries