- Date: 12/08/2018
- Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
- Judge: Becky Johnson Contact Judge
- Published Date: 07/04/2019
Scunthorpe Canine Association
My sincere thanks to the Officers and Committee for inviting me to judge the Toy and Terrier Groups and the huge honour of judging BIS, BPIS and BVIS as well. It was a wonderful day, the weather despite threatening stayed kind throughout. A real country show with well laid out rings. The quality of dogs in my final line ups was outstanding and I was splitting hairs between them.
1st Dobbs’ Oakswarren Ice Maiden. Won this class on her more accurate movement. Lighter in build than the 2nd. Pleasing head - could have a little more strength in muzzle. Clean neck, good topline and well ribbed back. Moved on a good length of stride. In excellent coat and condition. BOB
2nd Radford’s Schonend Show Dolly. I preferred the outline of this bitch. Good head and expression. Clean neck leading to well laid back shoulders and good depth of chest. Well ribbed back. Strong, well made hindquarters. On the move not co-operating with her handler at all. RBOB
PG (4, 2)
1st Oakswarren Ice Maiden
2nd Schonend Show Dolly
O (2, 2)
Jack Russell Terrier
1st Kay’s Jackopeaks Bakewell Puddin. Well balanced all through with correct height to length ratio. Pretty head with alert expression and well set ears. Well laid back shoulder. Well sprung ribcage. Level topline with slight rise over the loin. Strongly made hindquarters with well let down hocks. Well padded feet. Moved accurately. RBOB & BP, PG2
1st Kay’s Jackopeaks Princess Peach. 9 years old. Pleasing head and expression. I would prefer a little more strength in muzzle. Well laid back shoulder. Good spring of rib. Well made hindquarters. I would prefer a little more bone all through. Moved very soundly.
1st Drotz’ Merrymac Euphoria (imp SWE). I thought this bitch was lovely. So well balanced all through and correct height to length ratio. Super head shape with flat skull tapering to a strong muzzle. Strong, clean neck leading to good layback of shoulder and corresponding return of upper arm with elbows placed well under the body. Well sprung ribcage. Correctly set tail. Strong, well muscled hindquarters with good width of second thigh and well let down hocks. Well padded feet. Moved accurately fore and aft and with good length of stride when viewed in profile. Very purposeful and no doubt in my mind that she could do the job for which she was bred with ease. In excellent coat and condition. BOB & G3
1st Bisley-Young’s Gaelgorm Amazing Grace. Welsh Terrier. Excellent overall balance. Head of correct proportions with strong jaw and scissor bite. Long, clean neck leading to good layback of shoulder. Straight forelegs. Well ribbed back. Level topline and correct tail set. Well made hindquarters with well let down hocks. Excellent coat texture. Moved well on even stride.
1st Purchon’s Jokyl True Romance at Elwoodkings. Airedale Terrier. Very smart bitch. Well balanced all through. Head of good proportions with well set ears, clean cheeks and strong jaw. Clean neck leading to good lay of shoulder. Short back with well sprung rib cage and strong muscular loin. Well muscled hindquarters with good length of lower thigh and well let down hocks. Small well padded feet. Coat of harsh texture. Moved accurately with good rear propulsion. BAVNSC & G1
2nd Gaelgorm Amazing Grace
3rd Hudson’s Selena Black Magic
AV Terrier Veteran
1st Jackopeaks Princess Peach
2nd Goodman’s Joemario Moonlit Shadow. Manchester Terrier. Pleasing head and expression. A little exaggerated in topline and weak in hindquarters. Not happy moving today. In good coat and condition
G1 Jokyl True Romance at Elwoodkings - Airedale
G2 Sleight & Dixon’s Mishadha Where It All Began - Dandie Dimont. Very taken with this bitch and she pushed the Airedale all the way. Super outline. Feminine head. Good shoulder and topline. In excellent coat and condition.
G3 Merrymac Euphoria - Jack Russell Terrier
G4 Goodwin’s Digelsa Date Night At Holtaire - Manchester Terrier. Well balanced all through. Feminine head. Clean neck leading to correct lay back of shoulder. Flowing outline and well made hindquarters. Not quite as settled on the move.
Terrier Puppy Group
PG1 Lambert & Harlett’s Redcosmos Be The Man - Border Terrier. Very smart puppy. Good overall balance with true Otter head. Clean neck leading to well laid back shoulder. Straight forelegs. Correct ribcage and racy hindquarters with well let down hocks. Coat in excellent condition. Moved really well.
PG2 Jackopeaks Bakewell Puddin. Jack Russell Terrier
PG3 Judge’s Harliboo Pretty In Pink. Manchester Terrier. Well made all through. Typical head with well set ears. Clean neck leading to good lay of shoulder. Correct topline. Not quite the positive movement of the first 2 but very nice puppy nonetheless.
1st Potter’s Toyswood Starlight Express - King Charles Spaniel. Well balanced all through. Feminine head with deep and wide muzzle and well cushioned cheeks. Excellent lay back of shoulder and elbows close to the body. Well made hindquarters. In good coat and condition. Moved with confidence.
O (3, 2)
1st Goldie’s Godheim Liberty Belle - Japanese Chin. Well balanced with compact appearance. Broad skull, Muzzle large and correct bite. Well made forequarters with good width of chest. Short back with well set on tail. Coat of silky texture. Accurate in movement with good strength from the rear quarters. BAVNSC .
AV Toy Veterantes
1st Dowsett’s Ch Doonbeg Bete Noir Via Tteswood JW ShCM. Chinese Crested. I thought this dog was absolutely cracking. He has that attitude that instantly draws attention and then demands a second look. Extremely well balanced - so graceful all through. Typical head with well chiselled cheeks tapering into a fine muzzle. Clean, slightly arched neck leading to well laid shoulders. Elbows tight to the body. Well ribbed back with slight tuck up. Long, well muscled stifles with well let down hocks. Moved on an easy stride - very fluid. Never stopped showing to win this strong class and later RBVIS.
2nd Mumby’s Ch Carmichan Moonstruck JW ShCM. Affinpinscher. Very smart with excellent overall balance. Super head with flat skull and small high set ears. Short neck. Level topline. Straight forelegs with elbows tight to the body. Excellent coat texture. Moved with drive and purpose.
3rd Allenby’s Newtonwood Family Edition at Wybnella - Havenese
AV Toy Import Register
1st Vidler’s Dosia Z Garlicy Duchownej At Apailana - Russian Toy, well balanced. Very fine all through. Feminine head. Level topline. Fine bone. Movement a little erratic with a slight tendency to hop on the near hind.
1st Dosia Z Garlicy Duchownej at Apaliana
G1 Whitman & Tarabad’s Khatibi Bark Obama - CKCS. Delightful and with so much character. Well balance all through. Nicely moulded head with plenty of space between the eyes. Slightly arched neck with a good layback of shoulder. Short coupled body with well made hindquarters. In excellent coat and condition. Moved with drive.
G2. Johnson’s Carmichan My Cariad JW - Affinpinscher. Very smart with good outline. Typical head and expression. Compact in body. Coat of good texture. Moved with purpose.
G3 - Dowsett’s Ch Down Beck Reach For The Sky at Tteswood JW ShCM. Chinese Crested. Quality bitch with lovely head and expression. Very graceful and never stopped showing.
G4 - Urwin’s Sunlea Legend Of The Sword - Pug - Cracking youngster. Square in outine giving a cobby appearance. Rounded head with soft expression. Strong neck with good slope of shoulder blade. Broad chest with well sprung rib cage. Moved with purpose.
Toy Puppy Group
PG1 Sunlea Legend Of The Sword - Pug
PG2 Lees - Farthinghall Chose To Fly - Papillon. Well balanced all through with typical head and expression. Level top line and well set tail. Very good on the move - accurate fore and aft. In excellent coat and condition.
PG3 Harrison’s Ribbleriver Sams Freya - Affinpinsher. Well balanced all through - Good outline. Cobby in appearance. Excellent coat texture. Moved well.
PG4. Dowsett - Godpeakiki Uptasummat with Tteswood - Chinese Crested, Lovely outline. Well balanced all through. Typical head and smooth graceful movement.
Charlotte Memorial Puppy Stakes (19)
1st Schwartz - Liareedon Star Gazer - Siberian Husky. Excellent overall balance. Typical head and expression. Good layback of shoulder with corresponding return of upper arm. Level topline with tail of fox brush shape. Dense coat. Well muscled hindquaters. Moved effortlessly.
2nd Sutton’s Bordergold Rudolph - Border Terrier. Well balanced all through. Correct head proportions. Long neck with good layback of shoulder. Well ribbed back. Excellent coat texture. Moved well
3rd Godpeakiki Uptasumat with Tteswood - Chinese Crested
Harry & Doreen Drury Memorial Members Stakes (22)
1st Bailiss - Tianshan Miracle Maestro - Shar Pei. Excellent overall balance. Squarely built. Typical head - with flat skull and moderate wrinkle. Well laid shoulders with good depth of brisket and solid in body. Strong hindquaters. Sound, driving movement.
2nd Cockerham’s Recognitions You Know I’m Right for Yakuza (imp ITA) Min Schnauzer. Well balanced with typical breed outline. Good head and expression. Well sprung ribcage. Strong hindquarters. Excellent coat texture. Moved well.
3rd Keown’s Jorgealin Midnight Magic For Kingshaven - Papillon
Hernwood Texas Ranger Memorial Champion Stakes
1st Ch Doonsbeg Bete Noir Via Tteswood - Chinese Crested
2nd Cockerham’s Int/Ir Ch Yazuka’s Crossfire - Min Schnauzer - Excellent overall balance. Typical head with strong jaw. Clean neck leading to good lay of shoulder. Well ribbed back. Strong hindquaters. Excellent coat texture. Moved well.
Best In Show.
What a treat awaited me. I should like to thank my fellow judges for sending me through such quality dogs for what is probably the strongest line up for top honours that I have been afforded at this level. It was a privilege and I felt very humbled. Every Group winner was very worthy and I was splitting hairs. So from the line up of 7 which comprised of the Airedale and CKCS, German Spitz Klein, Siberian Husky, Basset, Bearded Collie and Bracco Italiano. It was a very close call but the on the final run off the BIS was awarded to the Bracco - Goode’s Owlspoint King Of Trouble at Brackenvale JW ShCM. So very true to type - well balanced all through with correct outline - he has a typical head and very noble expression. So sound all through and well muscled and then he moves - the big ring gave him the opportunity to move out with that wonderfully elasticated stride that can only be really appreciated when viewed in side profile. He was pushed all the way but thoroughly deserved top spot. RBIS the lovely Bearded Collie - May’s Sengalas Indiana True - Beautifully balanced all through. Typical head with dark eye. Good layback of shoulder. Level topline. Strong hindquarters. Super coat - harsh with good density throughout. Excellent ground covering movement.
Best Puppy In Show
Another quality line up awaited me. It was a close call and I am sure that all of the Puppy Group Winners will have a bright future to look forward to.
My winner was the Samoyed - Woodhead’s Nikara Secret Wish With Paskha. Very striking puppy who is well balanced all through, Wedge shaped head with well arched neck. Deep in chest with well made body. Powerful hindquarters. Moved out well with good drive
RBPIS - the Clumber Spaniel - Walking’s Maursett Mycate At Kiswahili. At 11 months old she is well balanced all through. Head of good proportions and not overdone in any way. Strong neck leading to well laid back shoulder. Level topline. Well sprung ribcage. Powerful hindquarters with good width of second thigh. She is so true to type and her best is yet to come as is to be expected in a bitch of this age but her construction and movement earned her RBPIS.
Best Veteran In Show
If I am ever asked what I love judging the most it is the veterans. Some I have judged many times through their careers and some I have been given the privilege of judging before their retirement. But for me they are the true stars - those that have done it all and have the T-Shirt! And they all still enjoy coming out and showing us how good they are. My Veteran line up was a total treat and a great end to a super day. Everyone of them deserved top spot and they were a delight to judge. BVIS was the Bearded Collie - May’s Sengalas Indiana Rose. I learned afterwards that she is the dam of my RBIS. Many of the same remarks apply - excellent overall balance with true head and expression. Easy ecumenical stride on the move. Level topline maintained on the stack and in motion with a harsh coat of good density. RBVIS - the lovely Chinese Crested Ch Doonbeg Bete Noir Via Tstewood JW ShCm. If there had been a 3rd spot then it would be the Flatcoated Retriever - Sh Ch Steelriver Blazin Hot to Blacktoft who I have a very soft spot for having given him his first CC many years ago and he has recently won his 8th. He looked better than ever.
Thank you once again for a fantastic day and especially to my stewards for their hard work in ensuring my ring ran so efficiently
Becky A Johnson