• Date: 07/10/2018
  • Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
  • Judge: Caroline Rees Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 07/04/2019

Belgian Shepherd Dog Association Of Great Britain

Belgian Shepherd Dog Association of Great Britain - 7th October 2018

Judge: Caroline Friend-Rees (Amical)

First of all I would like to thank the officers and committee for the invitation to judge at their extremely well run show with its lovely friendly atmosphere, secondly to all the exhibitors who brought their dogs for me to access and thirdly to my excellent steward who kept my ring running smoothly all day.

BSD (Groenendael) 

Post Graduate Dog1st D & K Knight & Malinowski ‘s Nothing Compares to U Du Bois Du Tot18 month old Male. Masculine head yet still with refinement. Beautiful well shaped dark eyes and ;lovely well placed ears. Moderate neck into well placed shoulders and excellent hindquarters producing correct sound movement.

Limit Dog 1st, Mrs R Flavell’s Niavana Man About TownQuality male shown in excellent condition. Clean head with dark almond shaped eyes correctly set and good ears. Lovely outline with good proportions, deep chest and well angulated. Super brisk movement.2nd, P Jameson’s Xanova Paint It BlackElegant male who needs to settle on the move. Muscular shoulders into well boned parallel legs and good feet. Depth to brisket and firm topline.

Open Dog, 1st,Best Male & Best of Breed, Mr S, Mrs L & Mrs B Church & Robinson. Ch Xanova Gunthat At Invanse Best Dog, Best of Breed & Best in ShowImpressive mature male who commanded the ring. Excellent clean finely chiselled head with moderate stop and dark almond shaped eyes. well muscled neck into correctly angulated shoulders, parallel forelegs and strong short pastems. Deep chest and well sprung ribs. Powerful hindquarters completing the balanced outline. lovely free easy brisk movement. It was a pleasure to watch him later in the day representing the breed so well and winning Best in Show.2nd & Rest Best Male Mr R & Mrs M Lock Casyka’s Yess, Res Best Dog.Lovely clean cut masculine head to this quality male. All in proportion with the correct bone and substance yet still having the required elegance. Shown in excellent condition and moving well. 3rd, Mrs J Harriman’s Ch Becanbrie Darius. 

Junior Bitch1st & Res Best Bitch, Mrs L Hatcher’s Kelluki Gaelic Whisper Res Best Bitch Very pretty feminine bitch with excellent clean cut finely chiselled head of correct proportions and dark almond eyes. Balanced and of excellent breed type with a good outline and moving so well. 

Post Graduate Bitch, 1st, J & K Fowley U Mancy’s Niavana Moon River At Toptune, Beautiful bitch with excellent balanced head with flat skull and moderate stop. Slightly arched neck, good depth of chest and well muscled parallel forelegs. Firm topline and strong powerful hindquarters. Very sound and typical brisk free flowing movement. 2nd, Mrs V & Mr R Oatley & Haberer’s Tosca De L’Ambassadeur Des Belges, Feminine bitch with lovely dark eyes expression. Showed well but out of condition and needs to settle on the move. 

Limit Bitch, 1st, Mrs Julie White’s Woodfox Shian with Wichampi, Mature bitch shown in excellent condition of correct size and shape. Good shoulders, straight parallel forelegs and well arched feet. Lovely outline with strong well angulated hindquarters. Moving well. 

Open Bitch, 1st,. B & T Robinson & Goode’s Black Ruby Rose Van De Lemar Impressive bitch who is just so well balanced throughout. Excellent front assembly, firm topline, good depth of chest and well sprung ribs. Strong well angulated hindquarters . Shown in excellent coat and condition. Pleased to award her Best Bitch & Res Best of Breed. She looked a picture in the Best in Show ring later in the day winning Best Opp Sex in Show, Veteran Bitch, 1st, Mr R & Nrs M Lock’s Flambards Debutante , 8 year old Feminine bitch with a lovely chiselled head of correct proportions and dark eyes. Good bone and substance yet still the required elegance. Well angulated front and rear. Moving with lovely brisk movement. A pleasure to award her Best Veteran


BSD (Malinois) 

Open Dog, 1st, Ms J Ralph’s Ch Pliquette Zadok, Impressive mature male in his prime. Excellent well proportioned head with dark eyes, flat forehead and moderate stop. Well muscled neck flowing into excellent front assembly, straight parallel forelegs and well arched feet. Deep chest and well sprung ribs. Strong, powerful, well angulated hindquarters. A pleasure to award him Best Dog, Best Veteran & Best of Breed, 2nd, K&G Woolford’s Ch Flambards Santiago, Another quality mature male of good side and shape. Shown in excellent condition. Masculine finely chiselled head with dark eyes and fabulous expression. Slightly arched neck , good topline and totally balanced throughout. Just preferred movement of one. 

Veteran Dog,1st, Ms J Ralph’s Ch Bonvivant Tete A Tete, 10 year old male shown in excellent condition. Lovely masculine head eyes of good colour and shape, well muscled neck, firm topline and powerful hindquarters. Res Best Dog. 

Puppy Bitch 1st Ms J Ralph’s Bonvivant Nuance, Lovely young feminine bitch who oozes breed type. Excellent head and expression. Good bone yet still elegant. Correct front and rear angulation. Deep chest and strong hindquarters. Moved well once settled. Could not deny her Best Bitch, Res Best of Breed & Best Puppy in Breed. It was fabulous later in the day to see her go Best Puppy in Show Junior Bitch, 1st Ms J Ralph’s Bonvivant Nuance,

Veteran Bitch 1st Ms J Ralph & TJ Donovan’s Bonvivant Ysatis, 9 year old bitch shown in excellent condition. Feminine head of correct proportions. Well boned. Powerful but still elegant. Slightly arched neck, deep chest and strong broad hindquarters. Res Best Best & Best Veteran