• Show Date: 24/06/2018
  • Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
  • Judged by: Andy Vella Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 02/11/2020

Derbyshire Agricultural & Horticultural Society

A lovely venue blessed by glorious weather on the day. Thanks to the committee for the invitation to judge and my very efficient and entertaining steward and most of all to the exhibitors who brought some top quality exhibits for me to assess. The constant roars from the big screen area keeping me informed of England’s successful world cup match were the icing on the cake.

Havanese                                                                                                                                                                                                               Junior (5; 1a)                                                                                                                                                                                                                 1. Moore’s Dianaia’s Perfect Day: 14 month old boy with well balanced head of equal proportions, broad and slightly rounded. Very dark, large almond eyes giving a gentle but cheeky expression. Moderate neck into well laid shoulders. Correct withers to elbow to ground ratio. Slightly longer than tall. Moved with a spring in his step as he drove round the ring on parallel legs with his high set tail carried over his back. All this covered by a profuse quality coat. Set a very high early benchmark. BOB & G3                                          2. Walker’s Newtonwood Fields of Gold: Another with good head properties, equal from nose to stop to occiput. Dark large eyes. Well coated and tail carried high over his back. Not quite the overall balance of 1st.                                                                                     3. Grocock’s Havanamours Moonbeam over Havalag                                                                                                                                      Post Grad (1)                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Grocock’s Havanamours Bonita Te Quiero Havalag: 11 months old, small dog with correct head and dark almond eyes, unfortunately squinting which made it difficult to assess their size. Good pigment. A sturdy little body with well laid shoulders but I would prefer a little more leg. Moved round with lots of drive.                                                                                                                           Open (2)                                                                                                                                                                                                                         1. Walker’s Jolina Jolie Star of Havanna(Imp Ger): Broad rounded head with large almond eyes giving appealing expression. Well balanced in body and profusely coated, wouldn't lift his tail today and lacked the spring in movement of the junior. RBOB

Miniature Pinscher                                                                                                                                                                                                 Junior (2) 1. Parker’s Vardenais Lumos: 17 month old dog that is a real live wire. Very dark oval eyes in an elongated head with erect high set ears. Moderate arched neck into well laid shoulders through to straight sloping topline and well turned stifles made for a pleasing profile picture. His movement was true and parallel coming and going and a positive hackneyed step set him apart today. BOB                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Twigg’s Bamtybo Dark Lord: Finer than 1st all round but a similar excellent shape. Good for shoulders, turn of stifle and with an elegant neck. Also with a hackneyed action but not as true as 1st coming and going.                                                                               Post Grad (1)                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Goff’s Dobenar Itz a Gift for Hufflepin: Barely out of puppy and needs to mature. Long narrow head which is nicely balanced. Wedge shaped body with deep ribs and good tuck up. Well balanced throughout. Moved soundly in all directions                          Open (2)                                                                                                                                                                                                                         1. Griffiths’ Keljantzi Xciting Prospect for Amious: Girl that has personality plus. Ideal elongated, narrow head with erect ears and muzzle in balance. Arched neck into sloping shoulders, straight topline and good angulation front and back shone through in true all round movement but couldn't match the juniors hackneyed action.                                                                                                                  2. Goff’s Jessy Jay: Smaller girl with nicely balanced head and well shaped eyes. Stocky, short coupled body. Good action but pinned in front and rear movement.

Pugs                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Puppy (2) 1. Farnworth’s Briddish Massachusetts: 10 month old girl with a round head of good size, short blunt muzzle, well held button ears and large dark lustrous eyes with a little devilment in them coupled with her wrinkles produced a very good head study. Short and cobby throughout, stout neck, level topline and carrying her tail high and curled. Well muscled all over with good angles contributed to sound driving movement with typical roll and proud head carriage, should have a successful career. BPiB & Puppy Group 1                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Dawson’s Judamie Carryon Looking: A year on the day, another with a correct head with good ears and expression. Short cobby body with good angulation. Wouldn't lift her tail today.                                                                                                                                       Junior (5)                                                                                                                                                                                                                       1. Hitchcock’s Bobitch Cheer Up Sleepy Jean:Well sized round head with good wrinkles and ear carriage. Lively eyes that did not leave the treat! Square, compact overall body shape. Moved straight coming and going with a roll to her gait.                                       2. Farnworth’s Briddish Massachusetts: 1st in Puppy                                                                                                                                          3. Revill’s Verdendo Frivolous Florrie                                                                                                                                                                  Post Grad (6)                                                                                                                                                                                                                 1. Dawson-Payne’s Eastonite Randy Andy: Full round head with ample but not exaggerated wrinkles. Short square muzzle and large dark round eyes with a sparkle in them. A solid neck led to a stocky compact body with well sprung ribs and a broad chest. Legs were placed under body and tail carried high and curled over back. Good angulation coupled with his construction produced proud movement with reach, drive and characteristic roll. BOB.                                                                                                                                    2. Hitchcock’s Bobitch Cheer Up Sleepy Jean:1st in Junior                                                                                                                                 3. Clay’s Briddish En Vogue with Bearcrest                                                                                                                                                       Open (6)                                                                                                                                                                                                                         1. Hitchcock’s Bobitch Daisy Duke JW ShCM: Girl that is balanced and solid throughout. Wrinkled, round head, well carried button ears and eyes that are dark, large and round with a cheeky glint to them. Well sprung ribs and short coupled body. Good angles all round and a high set well carried tail. Typical gait from all views. RBOB.                                                                                                          2. Clay’s Twiggaras Buy Me a Rose for Bearcrest: Not as well headed as 1st. Good rib, short coupled and solid neck. Moved well but not with the freedom of 1st  

Toy Import Register                                                                                                                                                                                              Junior (1) 1.Vidler's Dosia Z Garlicy Duchownej at Apailana (Russian Toy) Lively little character. Fine pointed muzzle, dark eyes but another that was squinting. Erect, high set ears with fringes. Long neck, sloping topline which dropped away at the croup and a high carried tail. Slightly shorter than tall. Movement was a little loose today.                                                                                                   Open (1) 1. Vidler'sDosia Z Garlicy Duchownej at Apailana (Russian Toy)

Toy AVNSC                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Puppy (7)                                                                                                                                                                                                                       1. Towers’ Enjanicka Toscana Mio Caro (Bolognese) Wide skull, short nose compared to length of head with a definite stop. Very dark, rounded eyes and high set ears all made for a pleasing head. Well laid shoulders and sprung ribs, topline rose slightly towards her well muscled rear quarters. Moved with real drive whilst carrying her well feathered tail over her back. Pure white coat which is long and flocked covered a very promising puppy. Best AVNSC Puppy & Puppy Group 2.                                                                            2. Panton’s Heaven Send Stribrne Prani for Dunningvale (Yorkshire Terrier) Small balanced head on an elegant neck with a fine muzzle, erect ears and dark front facing eyes. A level topline kept both standing and during sound, straight movement. Coat of silky quality and the correct steel blue colour. Another very promising puppy.                                                                                                         3. Simmons’ Lireva’s Dream Maker for Petitpom (Pomeranian)                                                                                                                    Junior (6)                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Bridgens’ Spanapoms The Way You Move at Lapchis (Pomeranian) Girl with a foxy head and fine muzzle. Dark almost round eyes and small erect ears. Well laid shoulders, short compact body with rounded ribs. Full double coat with a frill over neck and shoulders and tail carried over her back. Moved with a quick, sharp gait looking very busy and straight front and back. Looking up intently at her handler accentuated her small compact frame.                                                                                                                            2. Simmons’ Sueacres Legend of Petitpom (Pomeranian) Much of the same as the first applies, not as well coated today or as true in movement from behind.                                                                                                                                                                                         3. Henshall’s Gemolli Antique Tapestry (Italian Greyhound)                                                                                                                            Post Grad (9)                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Simmons’ Tiny Jewels Diamond Crown for Petitpoms (Imp Nor)NAF TAF (Pomeranian) Well balanced equilateral head that is totally foxy enhanced by jet black pigment. Little girl that's full of beans which showed in her dark bright eyes. In full coat for her tender age. Moved with gusto, tail carried over her back whilst reaching and driving.                                                                                    2. Bridgens’ Spanapoms The Way You Move at Lapchis (Pomeranian) See 1st in Junior 3. Ison’s Swifthocks Mini at Lynpix (Japanese Chin)                                                                                                                                                                                                        Open (8)                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Panton’s Cherylee Stribrne Prani for Dunningvale (Yorkshire Terrier) Quite an eye catcher, this girl sparkled- her eyes, her coat, her personality. Beautifully balanced head for size and proportion, small erect ears and dark pigment. This head is proudly carried on a long neck leading to a level topline and decent rib. Well laid shoulders in keeping with good rear angles and straight legs front and back. Moved with loads of drive showing pads when moving away. A long, straight, silky coat of dark steel with bright tan was the icing on the cake. BAVNSC & Group2                                                                                                                                                                        2. Hutchinson’s Areown Jasmine (Maltese) A rounded head with good filling under eyes which were superb- dark, oval with black rims giving an intelligent look. Short legs, level back and well angulated fore and aft. Moved freely, straight and with verve also showing pads from behind. Quality white coat in top condition.                                                                                                                         3. Towers’ Enjanicka Midnight Blue (Bolognese)

TOY GROUP                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The quality in both the group and puppy group was top notch                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. 1. Whitman & Tarabad’s Khatibi Bark Obama JW (CKCS) This boy commanded the ring today. His black coat gleamed in the days sunshine as did his rich tan markings. His full head is almost flat between the ears. Melting, soulful eyes with good fill underneath gave a gentle expression. Slight crest to his neck, good angles to shoulders and rear quarters, well sprung ribs and overall balance made a pleasing picture on the stand. That picture continued on the move, excellent reach and drive in tandem with proud head carriage and a perfectly carried tail, all this, combined with his exuberance won him a very strong group. Group 1 & pleased to see him go RBIS                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Yorkshire Terrier (see AVNSC Open)                                                                                                                                                                    3. Havanese (see Havanese Junior)                                                                                                                                                                         4. Ivani & Davidston-Poston Slo Ch Whip Honey Double Smash ShCM J Ch (Papillon) Fine muzzle, rounded head and typical, large mobile ears giving the desired appearance. Elegant neck and level topline. Moved soundly with tail carried over back.    

Toy Puppy Group                                                                                                                                                                                                         1. Pug (see Pug Puppy)                                                                                                                                                                                              2. Bolognese (see AVNSC Puppy)                                                                                                                                                                             3. Hunt’s Moltobello Queen of My Heart (Chihuahua smooth coat) Apple domed round head with tapering muzzle and well set and carried ears, large bright eyes. Slightly long body, level topline and sickle tail set and carried high. Brisk, energetic movement which is true coming and going.                                                                                                                                                                                           4. Maskell’s Kazkell Milo’s Dream (Papillon) Typical head with large ears carried at 45 degrees. Dainty overall with high set tail. Fine silky coat. Moved proudly

Toy Veteran                                                                                                                                                                                                                   1. Davidson-Poston Ch/IR/NL/Int ChSpinillons Rebel Rowser JW ShCM CW14 (Papillon) 7 1/2 year old with classic head, slightly rounded, fine muzzle and a definite stop. Large ears with ample feathering placed back on the head and held to look very much like a butterfly. Dainty and fine, well sprung ribs and a level topline. Well angulated all round with well feathered tail carried over back. Moved around the ring with good drive and great enthusiasm. I wasn’t surprised at his string of titles. BV                                              2. Maskell’s Kazkell Thyme to Dream JW ShCM (Papillon) 7 1/2 year old. Another with excellent, correctly carried ears. Moderate neck and ribs. Well furnished and carried tail but not the head or animation of first.                                                                                      3. Dowsett’s Ch Doonbeg Bete Noir via Tteswood JW ShCM                                                                                                                              4. Davidston-Poston & Farrell Spinillons Zuzzi JW