• Date: 27/07/2018
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Tracy Morgan Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 07/04/2019

Leeds City & District Canine Association

Breed: Japanese Shiba Inu

LEEDS CITY AND DISTRICT CANINE ASSOCIATION

Friday 27th July 2018

JAPANESE SHIBA INU

JUDGE – MRS TRACY MORGAN

My thanks to Leeds Committee for their warm hospitality, and to my two wonderful stewards for keeping things flowing nicely (even through the thunderstorm). Thanks to all for your sportsmanship, it really does make a huge difference to the enjoyment of everyone’s day!

I was incredibly pleased with the soundness in construction and mind of my entry overall, the quality of presentation was also second to none. There are plenty of areas in which the breed has improved substantially over the last two decades since I graced the ring, however I feel compelled to mention areas that did concern me. Urajiro (ghosting/white markings) is a very distinct pattern. Complete white masks are certainly not urajiro. This needs to be considered within breeding programs please as it seems to have become an issue and had quite an effect on my placings. Size has once again become erratic (it seems to do this in cycles), the Shiba is the smallest native Japanese breed and mere centimetres divides them from the medium sized dogs. My final observation for concern was the coat structure and texture. Where has all the hard/harsh outer jacket vanished too? I can appreciate and empathise with any dog being out of coat given our recent climate, but to have dogs carrying a full compliment of undercoat and not a single guard hair is somewhat concerning. The importance of a correct coat becomes all too evident in a shower of rain!

Thankfully tail carriage has improved since I last judged, though handlers purposefully adjusting tails when stacked to make them tighter eludes me? Mouths were sufficiently good all through.

I was more than happy with my line up in both sexes giving me a beautiful BOB, thrilled to see my best puppy take puppy group 2 and my Veteran take Veteran group 3 CONGRATULATIONS

BEST OF BREED : 1560 DUNHILL Mrs E Vormund Famous Last Words

Dog CC : 1562 DUNHILL HALL Miss M S Kaga No Shouji Go Sapporo Kagasou Vormund (Imp)

Res Dog CC : 1563 DUNHILL HALL Miss M S Ch Vormund Imagine Dragon

Bitch CC : 1560 DUNHILL Mrs E Vormund Famous Last Words

Res Bitch CC : 1585 SHUTT Mr & Mrs M Jaidev,s Conspiacy Theory With Tapena

Best Puppy : 1558 DUNHILL Mrs E Vormund Royal Blood NAF

Best Veteran : 1541 BEST-RAWLINGS Mrs C A Ch & Ir Ch Trixwood Addicted To Love

Class 446 MPD (1 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 1558 DUNHILL Mrs E Vormund Royal Blood NAF

6 month old, handsome baby at his first show. He handled the thunder and lightening with true Shiba spirit, dismissing it’s relevance to the job at hand. A really nice headpiece which is maturing just as it should, a series of harmonious lines and angles, correct ratios and two dark eyes set into the head with that lovely oblique angle to give the most exquisite expression. A proudly arched neck into a moderate shoulder. Good feet propping up adequate straight bone, good topline and underline, strong lion leading to a moderate rear which he used to great effect. Crowned with a high set tail to create a very impressive and balanced outline. Moved well and showed like a seasoned veteran! Turned out in tip top condition. BPD-BPB-PG2

Class 447 PD (2 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: 1575 MAY Miss D M Burwen I Am Bee'lzebub At Ayupduck

11 month old handsome lad who is maturing nicely. Another who handled the thunder with true shiba spirit. A nice head of good angles and ratios. Dark oblique eye and a lovely expression. Neat ears, well set on and carried. Arched neck, moderate shoulder, straight front propped up on good feet. Correct topline, strong loin leading to a moderate rear, crowned with a high set tail which was not too tightly carried. He had a nice balance of outline and moved well when he settled into it. Decided to show in his undies today which detracted slightly, despite his lack of jacket he presented very well!

Class 448 JD (3 Entries) Abs: 2

1st: 1548 BRYANS Miss M L Marilouvale's Storm Rider

Just out of puppy, a really well marked black and tan lad with handsome head properties, a dark eye and gorgeous expression. Arched neck into a moderate shoulder, good feet and front, a strong topline and a moderate rear put to good use, topped with a high set tail. Lacking in harsh top coat today to correctly dress his outline. His quality when viewed from the front is beautiful, would very much like to see him again in full harsh coat. Moved very well and a born showman.

Class 449 PGD (5 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 1580 NIXON Miss L A Hokkaidi Kioshi Kei

A strong male with good head proportions, a dark oblique eye which ideally could be a bit less bold. Neat ears, plump cheeks, a crested neck into a moderate shoulder, straight front of decent width propped up by good feet. Nice topline, a moderate rear put to good use. Topped with a lovely high set tail not too tightly carried. He moved well in all directions and was very well handled

2nd: 1565 FROOME Mrs M & Mr C Jiltrain Jack Tar Is Lykafoxx

Sesame lad with a head of good proportions and nice dark oblique eye giving a nice expression, ears were well set on and carried though could be neater in size. A crested neck into a decent shoulder, nice feet but tends to sink into the pastern when he is not focussed which has an affect on the balance of his outline. A moderate rear used to good effect and a high set, tightly carried tail.

3rd: 1549 BRYANS Miss M L Shiomaru Busey At Marilouvale

Res: 1577 MCKINNON Mrs J Casakura Harly Echo At Cherkhan JW Sh.CM

VHC: 1542 BLACK, Mrs B & BLACK-BUNCE Miss A Casakura Harly Heritage for Zaandam

Class 450 LD (5 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 1562 DUNHILL HALL Miss M S Kaga No Shouji Go Sapporo Kagasou Vormund (Imp)

Gorgeous, well marked red lad of nice size, maturing at a nice steady pace. Head proportions are very good, his dark eyes are set really well and give an exquisite expression. Plump cheeks, neat ears set on and carried well. A proud crested neck leading to a moderate shoulder, tight feet propping up good bone and a nice width of front. Good topline and underline with strong coupling leading to a moderate rear which he used to great effect. A high set, not too tightly carried tail and well textured coat dressed the outline just right to give a beautiful balance. Everything in perfect proportion without any exaggeration. He moved very well coming, going and in profile. He stops four square without any encouragement at all and literally didn’t put a foot wrong. The rapport with his handler means he gives his all and 100% of the time, which is no mean feat for a Shiba. Heading a nice class he somehow stepped his showmanship up a gear in the challenge to demand the CC.

2nd: 1578 MCKINNON Mrs J Jordanelles Breaking Dawn At Cherkhan JW Sh.CM

Another beautiful red who is well marked and of good size. Dark, well set eyes, neat ears set on and carried well. A crested neck into good shoulders and front, propped up by tight feet and good bone. Good topline, a moderate rear used to nice effect, topped by a high set well carried tail. Moved well in all directions well handled and presented.

3rd: 1550 BRYANS Miss M L Marilouvale Mischief Maker

Res: 1569 GOUDIE Miss K Pearlbefree Oso Gran Design

VHC: 1572 HERON Mrs J Echezeaux My Guy

Class 451 OD (8 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 1563 DUNHILL HALL Miss M S Ch Vormund Imagine Dragon

Another beautiful well marked red lad of nice size. Head proportions are correct,his dark eyes are set really well and give a lovely expression. Plump cheeks, neat ears set on and carried well. A proud crested neck leading to a moderate shoulder, tight feet propping up good bone and a nice width of front. Good topline and underline with strong loin leading to a moderate rear which he used to great effect. A high set tail dressed the outline just right to give a beautiful balance. He moved very well coming, going and in profile. He stops four square without any assistance. He is well marked and has good texture to his jacket. He caused me much hassle in the line up but had to settle for the RDCC when his stable mate cranked it up a notch.

 2nd: 1576 MAY Miss G Ch Doriken Royal Apprentice

A red lad with gorgeous head proportions, dark eye of good size, shape and set. Neat well placed and carried ears and plump cheeks. A bit overmarked on the face. Crested neck, correct harsh coat, moderate fore and aft and moving very well coming going and in profile. High set, nicely carried tail and a lovely balance of outline. Shown in beautiful condition and well handled.

3rd: 1584 SHUTT Mr & Mrs M Eita Go Aba Noted Work Jp JW (Imp)

Res: 1555 COOPER, Miss J C & DUNHILL-HALL Miss M Vormund Heath Cliff

VHC: 1582 RUSHFIRTH Mrs I Copperdots One To Watch At Hikay (Imp)

Class 452 VD (1 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 1537 ASKEW Mr G F & Mrs S E Jiltrain the Wizard of Pendlewood Sh.CM

A gorgeous 10 year old fella with excellent head proportions, dark eye of good shape size and set and neat ears set on well. Crested neck into a moderate shoulder and good front and feet. Good topline, moderate rear and a high set tightly carried tail. He moved very well coming going and in profile.

Class 453 SBD/B NO ENTRIES

Class 454 MPB (2 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 1567 GOUDIE Mr D C & Mrs B J Pearlbefree Oso Amazing

Really pretty 6 month old baby of nice size with super head proportions, a dark oblique set eye. Neat ears, plump cheeks, a crested neck into a moderate shoulder, straight front of decent width propped up by good feet. Nice topline, a moderate rear put to good use. Topped with a lovely high set tail not too tightly carried. She moved well in all directions and was very well handled. Carrying a shade too much weight today which affected her balance of outline moreso in the challenge.

2nd: 1551 BRYANS Miss M L Marilouvales Hachi

A 6 month old very raw baby showing in her bikini. Head is developing in good proportions, she has a dark eye of good shape and set. A moderate shoulder and adequate width of front propped up on good feet. A high set tail not carried too tightly. She had a blast on the move, and did settle to go well in all directions.

Class 455 PB (6 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 1556 CURTIS Mrs L Jaidev's Quantum Force

Very pretty young lass of nice size with lovely head proportions, dark oblique eyes of good shape, neat ears, well placed and plump cheeks. A truly beautiful expression, well marked. A crested neck to a moderate shoulder, good width of front and decent bone propped up by tight feet. A good topline and strong loin to a moderate rear used to good effect. Topped with a high set tail not too tightly carried. She moved well coming, going and in profile. Just at the start of her coat blow but what coat she had was of excellent texture. BPB

2nd: 1581 PACKER Mrs M D Burwen I'm A Press Secretary

Another very pretty young lass with lovely head proportions, lovely dark eyes of good shape and obliquely set, neat ears, a crested neck and moderate front of good width on good bone propped up by tight feet. Good topline and moderate rear topped with a high set well carried tail. She has a wealth of soft coat dressing her but no harsh guard hair presently.

3rd: 1547 BROADHURST Mr W Hokkaido Okina Tsuyoi Yuki

Res: 1570 GOUDIE Miss K Kelshinu Jinkx Monsoon

VHC: 1566 FROOME Mrs M & Mr C Kintoki New Moon

Class 456 JB (4 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 1560 DUNHILL Mrs E Vormund Famous Last Words

Gorgeous, well marked red lass of nice size, maturing at a beautiful rate. Head proportions are bang on, her dark eyes are set really well and give a expression that could melt stone. Plump cheeks, really neat ears which are set on and carried well. A proud crested neck leading to a moderate shoulder, lovely tight feet propping up good bone and a nice width of front. Good topline and underline with strong coupling leading to a moderate rear which she truly used to great effect. A high set, not too tightly carried tail and correct textured coat dressing a wonderful balanced outline. She comes into her own on the move, and is in good hard condition all through, loved her coming, going and in profile. She cannot help but stop four square and literally didn’t put a foot wrong at any given point. She has tremendous rapport with her handler and never stops showing for a split second. Heading my strongest class today she demanded no less that the CC in the challenge. She stole the BOB from under the males nose when she found yet another level to her showmanship. Some dogs are just born with a sense of greatness about themselves, and I believe she has that. BOB

2nd: 1585 SHUTT Mr & Mrs M Jaidev,s Conspiacy Theory With Tapena

Another well marked red lass who is of a nice size and maturing so very nicely. Head proportions are just right, a dark oblique eye that captivates in expression, neat well placed ears and plump cheeks. Her head really is quite exquisite. She has a crested neck and moderate shoulder, good width of front on ample bone propped up by good feet. Nice topline and strong coupling to a moderate rear which she used to great effect. Crowned with a high set tail not too tightly carried. Her handler could get oh so much more out of her, despite this, she pushed very hard to win this class on her attributes alone. I had to call her back into the ring after the BCC was given because I knew how close a call it had been in the class, and I am glad I did as she shone so brightly and I was thrilled to award her the RBCC

3rd: 1583 RUSHFIRTH Mrs I Kenline Vanity Fair At Hikays (Imp)

Res: 1547 BROADHURST Mr W Hokkaido Okina Tsuyoi Yuki

Class 457 PGB (5 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: 1552 BRYANS Miss M L Shiomaru Aurora Beautiful Soul At Marilouvale (Imp

A gorgeous red young lady who is put together really well. Lovely head proportions a dark oblique set eye, giving a beautiful expression. Neat well placed ears a crested neck into a moderate shoulder, on good bone propped up by tight feet. Correct topline firm loin to a moderate rear used to great advantage. A high set tail not too tightly carried. Missing her jacket today, but her quality is very evident.

2nd: 1579 MCKINNON, Mrs J & HUNTER Mrs C Casakura Shirley Temple

A lovely white lass with nice head proportions, dark oblique set eyes and good pigmentation, neat ears and a crested neck leading to a moderate shoulder, Nice width of front, on good bone propped up by tight feet. Correct topline, moderate rear and a high set not too tightly curled tail. She gave her handler some grief today coming toward me, wouldn’t settle and subsequently lifted too high.

3rd: 1539 BEST-RAWLINGS Mrs C A Casakura Precious Rhapsody Among Trixwood

Res: 1564 ELLERSHAW Mr & Mrs G & S Shiomaru Benisa Among Galshan (Imp) JW

VHC:

Class 458 LB (5 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: 1545 BOWLER Mrs J Tapena Kohana for Jakave

A lovely black and tan lady, heading a nice class. She has a beautiful head of correct proportions, dark oblique set eye giving a beautiful expression, neat ears set on and carried well, arched neck to a moderate shoulder, nice width of front on good bone propped up by tight feet. Good topline and high set tail not carried too tightly, a moderate rear used to great effect. Would have liked more guard hair to finish off her dressing, which cost her in the line up for BCC

2nd: 1553 BRYANS Miss M L Marilouvale's Mercedes

A well marked red lady of quality who was pushing incredibly hard to win this class. She is well marked with lovely head proportions, dark eye, neat well placed ears a crested neck to a moderate shoulder. Good width of front on good bone. Good topline, a moderate rear used to great effect and a high set tail not too tightly carried. Very well handled to get the best out of her.

3rd: 1540 BEST-RAWLINGS Mrs C A Trixwood Goldeneye

Res: 1574 HOWSON Miss T L Hikay's All Eyes On Me

Class 459 OB (5 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: 1561 DUNHILL Mrs E Vormund Margot Robbie

A well marked red lady with lovely head proportions heading another quality class, dark eye, neat well placed ears, plump cheeks, a crested neck to a moderate shoulder, nice width of front on good bone propped up by tight feet. Good topline and firm loin, a moderate rear used to great effect. A high set tail completed the picture to give a lovely balanced outline.

2nd: 1554 BRYANS Miss M L Marilouvale's Making Mayhem

Another with correct head proportions, dark eye obliquely set, neat ears and plump cheeks. A crested neck and a moderate shoulder, nice width of front on good bone with tight feet. Good topline and a moderate rear. A high set tail carried quite tightly. A nice balanced outline, she moved well in all directions.

3rd: 1568 GOUDIE Mr D C & Mrs B J Ch Pearlbefree Oso Fab U'Lass

Res: 1546 BOWLER Mrs J Jiltrain Sarha Valentine With Jakave Ir J Ch

Class 460 VB (3 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 1541 BEST-RAWLINGS Mrs C A Ch & Ir Ch Trixwood Addicted To Love

9 year old quality lady with correct head proportions a dark eye obliquely set, neat well placed ears, a crested neck into a moderate shoulder. Nice width of front on good bone and tight feet. Correct topline, moderate rear and high set tail. Moved true coming going and in profile and is a credit to her owners.

2nd: 1571 HASELL, Mrs I & SHUTT Mrs Tapena Takara

Another quality lady with good head proportions, dark eye, crested neck, moderate shoulder, nice width of front on good bone and tight feet. Good topline, moderate rear and high set tail not carried too tightly. Moved soundly in all directions, was feeling the heat today.

3rd: 1573 HICKSON Misses N Calicelesti Bang Tidy At Natlou

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