- Date: 24/11/2018
- Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
- Judge: Dave Mckimm Contact Judge
- Published Date: 07/04/2019
North Of Scotland Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club
North Of Scotland Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club Limit Show
Special Award Classes
Saturday 24th November 2018
Firstly I would like to thank the Officers and Committee of the Club for the invite to judge at their show , a great opportunity for me as a new judge to get the experience of hands on dogs and numbers . My 2 stewards , Joe and Alex did a great job of keeping things running efficiently and not have too much impact on the main show. I was very pleased with my entry of 16 exhibits present on the day and thank every exhibitor for the opportunity . A printing error with my judging book meant places were awarded to VHC but no Rosettes after Reserve so I apologise for this.
Special Award Puppy Dog / Bitch (4, 1 abs)
For me this class was very difficult as 3 lovely pups all with promise but my job on the day was to place them in order and another day could be a totally different result
1st Diamondstaff Bomber Broon (Miss F Campbell & Mr G Irvine 11-12-17) Black Brindle boy that looks like hes going to be a strong one as he comes on and will certainly not look out of place when moving up classes shortly . Strong headed with well placed dark eyes and tidy ears creating a keen expression , good width of front and ample bone , good front a rear angulations, moved ok and handled well holding a level topline, turned out in good condition for a youngster . He was very alert throughout the class and this was the deciding factor for me , well done
2nd Tagstane Clach (S Lowden 31-12-17) Black Brindle boy of similar age to my 1st place , head developing nicely with a good well defined stop , eyes just a touch lighter than my first place, ears ok . Generally a very clean dog ,overall, good bone and ample depth of brisket , good front a rear assembly all developing nicely and again in nice condition for a pup with a beautiful gleaming coat . Showed with confidence and handled well
3rd Eclypstaff Thumbelina (Mr & Mrs A Gallagher 27-1-18) Couldn’t not say a few words about this Brindle girl as the overall places were so close in my mind . Very pretty and undeniably feminine with a lovely expression when she used it and very well balanced . Everything coming on nicely . She was comfortable to be in the ring and managed a tail wag as I assessed her just seemed a little unsure of herself at times so not possessing the sparkle I was looking for . Later in the main show gaining BPIS so was obviously just warming up for her grand finale.
Special Award Graduate Dog / Bitch (7, 2 abs)
1st Kargonstaff Katana (Mr C Boyle 19-3-17) Black Brindle Boy that I previously judged as a puppy almost 12 months ago and how he has come on . Extremely well presented and showed with great confidence . Good strong head and not overdone , ears tidy and used well , eyes dark enough and very keen and alert thoughout class . Fitness was top notch on this boy and with a good basic construction he moved well up and down the mat holding a good topline and expertly handled.
2nd Mournestaffs Maia (K Buchan 4-7-17 ) Black Brindle girl , notably feminine head , clean with enough underjaw , good dentition with correct bite , tidy enough ears and eyes dark enough to create a keen expression which she used well throughout , clean front with enough depth of brisket , correct front and rear angulation , enough rib and correctly coupled . Moved well holding a level topline and well handled
3rd Midnight Prospect (J Stephen 21-9-16 )
Special Award Open Dog / Bitch (11, 3 abs)
As a new judge I initially found this class quite daunting for size and variety in type and surprised myself with the outcome but good experience which I thank the exhibitors for .
1st Bultery Show Girl ( J & S McConnachie 25-3-17) Black Brindle girl that I had overlooked until I put my hands on her. Good feminine head with reasonable strength and very clean with good dentition . Correct front and depth of brisket , she has lift but carried it well to produce a good outline from all angles , fitness was excellent , moved well holding her topline . I had to keep looking back when making my final decision and every time she was there watching me and that sealed the deal. A very well presented bitch that was handled expertly
2nd Diamondstaff Jack’N’Black ( Miss F Campbell and Mr G Irvine 4-2-16 ) Black Brindle boy I have judged 3 times now and he doesn’t disappoint . A lovely head on him with neat ears and dark well placed eyes that create a very keen expression, though today he was just pipped at putting this to good use by my 1st place . Good front and rear angulations and a nice tuck up without being overdone. Moved well and handled well , superbly turned out with a good level of fitness
3rd Kargonstaffs Kowalski (Mrs K , Mr C & Miss B Boyle 22-6-14 )
Judge Dave Mckimm