• Date: 26/08/2018
  • Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
  • Judge: David Craig Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 05/11/2018

North Riding Gundog Club

North Riding Gundog Club

Open Show

Sunday 26th August 2018

Critique by DAVID R CRAIG

This is the second time over the years that I have judged BIS at this pleasant, well-run group open show. There was a very pleasing line-up of BOB winners who made good use of the good-sized ring.

BIS was the GSP bitch, Sh Ch Cushatlaw Illustrious, lovely quality, of just the correct type, size, balance and proportions, lovely head, super neck and shoulders, short back, correct coat, well angulated behind and a super sound mover, a pleasure to judge;

RBIS was the l/w Pointer dog,Fleurfield Jim Beam, you have to handle this dog to really appreciate him, nothing flash but very correct, pleasing masculine head, good neck and shoulders, lovely legs and feet, lissom body lines, well angulated hindquarters, sound, true typical mover;

G3 was the Weimaraner bitch, Sh Ch Nemrac Connie at Robricci, not really liking the rainy weather conditions, but obvious what a quality bitch she is, well made all through with pleasing head, correct balance and proportions for the breed, sound, true mover with drive;

G4 was the Hungarian Vizsla bitch, Sh Ch Vizslanya Vivmany by Highforce, another very good example of her breed, feminine and full of quality, well made all through, comes into her own on the move where she is true fore and aft, goes with real drive and carries herself well in profile.

I thought that the BPIS line-up was less strong.

BPIS was the Flatcoated Retriever bitch, just over 6 months of age, Chandler’s Bitcon Midnight Lace, she fulfilled the part of the Standard “raciness without weediness and power without lumber”, well made all through, pleasing head, good forequarters and balanced hindquarters, correct proportions, extrovert personality and very sound on the move in all directions, will be interesting to see how she develops, handled so well by her young owner;

PG2 was the NSDTR, Tivalake Crystal Ball at Rosettia, pleasing quality, good type bitch, stood alone in her breed class but still impressed and more than held her own in greater company, pleasing head, correct balance, well made all through, sound mover, another well handled by her young owner;

PG3 was the GSP bitch, Radstorm Legal Eagle, pleasing type, size and proportions, good bone, body and well angulated hindquarters, pushed hard;

PG4 was the IWS dog puppy, Curlyco My Hot Rock Star, typical young male with pleasing head shape, good bone, topline and correct coat, moved soundly in all directions;

Cocker Spaniel Puppy (1):

1. Babester’s Kalispell The Conqueror, well grown orange roan, well bodied, good bone and body, moved well behind;

Cocker Spaniel Junior (3):

1. Bayliss’ Wilanorah Rock N Roll, carrying a bit of weight and could have a tighter eye, but overall a pleasing type, very good bone and feet, short compact body, correct rib, well angulated hindquarters which drove forwards;

2. Kittle’s Bojayzee’s Legend of Zorro, pleasing type and pressed hard, similar all through, but a little longer cast, well presented;

3. Bayliss’ Wilanorah Hip Hop

Cocker Spaniel Yearling (2):

1. W Rock N Roll

2. B Legend of Zorro

Cocker Spaniel Post Graduate (2):

1. Barber-Ball’s Kalispell Karerra, pleasing head which just gave the edge over 2, good profile movement, good rib and had correct drive behind, would just prefer to be shorter and more compact;

2. Palmer’s Dreamist Rock N Rye at Colmeir, pleasing overall type, well presented in good condition, rather stuffy in neck and wide in front coming towards;

Cocker Spaniel Open (3):

1. Babester’s Kalispell Kingsman, good overall type, beautifully presented, excels in bone, feet, excellent body and rib, good sound movement fore, aft and in profile, would prefer a more refined head but the overall picture and balance made him a worthy winner of BOB today;

2. Ray’s Annilann Mister Blue Sky, really good body properties, sound true mover, merry in temperament, would prefer a darker eye colour.

3. B Legend of Zorro

American Cocker Spaniel Open (1):

1. Steel and Jefferson’s Misticolas Murphy’s Law at Sharnamber, pleasing overall type, not overdone, pleasing overall outline, good drive from behind, BOB

Pointer Puppy (6):

1. Sillince’s Fisherbloom Roll Of The Dice, very much at the ‘legs and wings’ stage but has a look of quality, needs to tighten all through, pleasing head, extrovert typical temperament;

2. Radcliffe’s Sniperay Smitton, very lovely bitch who gave me a quandary, she stood out but appeared rather ‘ill-at-ease’ in the difficult weather conditions and didn’t give of her best here, no doubting her quality, good head, bone, body and hindquarters, sound true mover, I was delighted that she settled and presented a much better picture in the next class, one I will follow;

3. Mason’s Nosam Kwatile

Pointer Junior (3):

1. S Smitton

2. Mason’s Nosam Never Say Never Again at Kiswahili, liked the body and bee sting tail of this one, just failed in front action compared to 1;

3. Dunn’s Meadowpoint Look To the Star

Pointer Open (6):

1. Luke and Hinton’s Fleurfield Jim Beam, liver/white dog who went on to RBIS after winning BOB here;

2. Sillince’s Medogold Clown Prince for Tomlow, another of pleasing type, good neck and shoulders, sound enough but just felt 1 had the edge;

3. Radcliffe’s Sniperay Jhambiri

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Puppy (1):

1. Sharpe’s Tivalake Crystal Ball at Rosettia, quality bitch, shame she had no competition here, I wish her well and was pleased to award her RBPIS

Curly Coated Retriever Puppy (1):

1. Jacques’ Curlabull Northern Dancer, 7 months of pleasing type, pleasing head, very well bodied, good in front, needs to strengthen behind;

Curly Coated Retriever Graduate (1):

1. Jacques’ Curlabull Satisfy My Soul, pleasing coat on this one, good body, depth of chest and spring of rib, quite sound;

Curly Coated Retriever Open (1):

1. Jacques’ Curlabull Baltimore Raven, 4 years and mature, very well bodied, good rib, pleasing head, not in the best of coats but felt she deserved BOB

Chesapeake Bay Retriever Open (1):

1. Rahman’s Chesepi Umbagog Lake, this one pleased

2. for coat, size and overall proportions and balance, sound on the move where she went with drive, BOB

David R Craig (Judge)