• Date: 22/07/2018
  • Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
  • Judge: Becky Johnson Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 05/11/2018

Hampshire Gundog Society

Golden Retrievers

Thank you to the Officers and Committee of Hampshire Gundog for their invitation to judge Golden Retrievers. Given that the date clashed with the GRC Championship show I was pleased with the entry and quality of the dogs entered today.  


Minor Puppy 5/1

1st Russell’s Rosinante Mirabelle. 7 month old bitch. Well balanced all through. Excellent head of correct skull to muzzle proportions and dark eye. Correct ear set. Clean neck leading to well laid shoulder and corresponding return of upper arm. Level topline. Correct depth of chest for age and well ribbed bak. Elbows tight to brisket. Correct tailset with well made hindquarters. Good bone and feet. Needs to tidy a bit in movement fore and aft but this will come with age. Good when viewed in profile.


2nd Chapman’s Kidston Weaver. A lot to like about this 6 month old puppy. Correctly shaped head with slight stop and good ear set. Dark eye giving kind expression. A little throaty at present but this should correct itself. Excellent shoulder and return of upper arm. Good depth of chest with elbows tight to brisket. Well ribbed back. Level topline. Well made hindquarters with correctly turned stifles.Excellent bone with cat like feet. Movement steady - just needs to tidy going away. 

3rd Russell’s Rosinante Crystal Clear


Puppy 6/1

1st Linfield’s Rosgar Esperanza At Tonara. 11 months. Well balanced all through. Excellent head with skull and muzzle of equal length, moderate stop and good chiselling beneath the eyes. Very soft expression. Clean neck leading to well laid shoulder. I would like a fraction more angulation of upper arm. Good width and depth of chest with elbows close to brisket. Well ribbed back with short loin. Well made hindquarters with good width of second thigh.. Good bone and feet. Movement little untidy coming towards but good going away and in profile. BP

2nd. Rosinante Mirabelle (1st in MP)

3rd Kidston Weaver


Junior 4/1

1st Pounds-Longhurst’s Rosgar Dolly O’Dare Among Mossburn. 13 month bitch. Excellent overall balance - my first impression was that she could do a day’s work with ease. Good head proportions with dark eye a melting expression. Clean neck leading to excellent lay of shoulder and corresponding return of upper arm. Deep brisket with elbows tight to brisket and well ribbed back with short loin. Level topline. Strong hindquarters with excellent second thigh and well let down hocks. Well muscled. Excellent bone and feet. Moved freely and with drive. Not in her best coat but construction and movement won the class and later RBOB

2nd. Cole’s Rooksbury Fantasia. 15 months. Longer cast than the winner. Excellent head with dark eye and correct amount of chiselling. Well laid shoulder and return of upper arm. Deep chest with elbows close to brisket. Good ribcage - just a little longer in loin than I would prefer and I would like a little more moderation in her rear angulation. In excellent coat and condition. Couldn’t match the winner on the move.

3rd. Gray & Hales’ Sunnyoak Morning Glory at Grayales


Yearling 1

1st Rooksbury Fantasia. 2nd in Junior


Undergraduate 4/1

1st Rosgar Dolly O’Dare Among Mossburn - 1st Junior

2nd Rooksbury Fantasia - 2nd Junior

3rd Taylor’s Amilone Jabberwocky By Tannadance 


Graduate 2

1st Rosgar Dolly O’Dare Among Mossburn - 1st Junior

2nd Rooksbury Fantasia - 2nd Junior


Post Graduate 3/2

1st Rooksbury Fantasia - 2nd Junior


Limit 1

1st Grey & Hales’ Hollygold Royal Albert at Grayales. Masculine dog. Well balanced all through. His head is a little strong for my preference but it is balanced with skull and muzzle of equal length. Dark eye with soft expression. Well laid shoulder and return of upper arm. Good depth and width of chest. Well ribbed back with short loin. Level topline. Well made hindquarters with good width of second thigh and well let down hocks. Excellent bone and feet.. Would like a little more reach and drive on the move. In good coat and condition.


Open Dog 3

1st Coward’s Rosinante Rigadoon at Fieldacre. Good overall balance. Pleasing head and expression. Could have a little more chiselling beneath the eyes. Clean neck. Well laid shoulder. I would like a little more length of upper arm. Topline just slightly dips behind the shoulder. Good depth of brisket. Well ribbed. Loin could be a little shorter. Correct tail set. Well made hindquarters with good width of second thigh and well let down hocks. Excellent bone and feet. Moved well with drive

2nd. Taylor’s Rosinante Loverboy By Tannadice JW . Slightly heavier all through than the winner. Pleasing head and expression. Little thick through neck and heavier over the shoulder than would be my ideal. Having said that his shoulder is well laid and he has a good return of upper arm. Deep brisket and correctly sprung ribcage. Well made hindquarters. In excellent coat and condition. Good bone and feet. Moved well with drive

3rd Withey’s Tenfield Rambling Red River


Open Bitch 4

1st Linfield’s Tonara Lexington JW ShCM. Just the right size for me with excellent overall balance. Typical head with reasonable amount of chiselling. I would like just a fraction more length in muzzle. Clean neck with excellent lay of shoulder and return of upper arm. Deep chest with elbows tight to brisket. Well ribbed back. Short strong loin. Level topline with correct tailset. Strong, well muscled hindquarters. In good coat and condition. Excellent bone and feet. Moved with reach and drive. Could be a little tidier coming towards but overall a honest, workmanlike bitch totally free from exaggeration and worthy winner of BOB

2nd Ball’s Fivelms Dream Alliance. Well balanced all through. Good head and expression. Better chiselling than the winner. Well laid shoulder and excellent return of upper arm. Deep chest. Well ribbed back. Level topline and well made hindquarters. Good width of second thigh. Extremely well muscled. Excellent bone and feet. Couldn’t match the drive of the winner on the move.

3rd Pett’s Stormerick High Hopes At Rumwood


Becky A Johnson