• Date: 21/10/2018
  • Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
  • Judge: Di Eastwood Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 03/12/2018

South Western English Springer Spaniel Club

South Western English Springer Spaniel Club show 21/10/2018

Firstly, I’d like to thank the committee of The South Western English Springer Spaniel Club for their kind appointment to judge. The show is well run and friendly and as both a past exhibitor and judge it’s clear why this show is well supported. I thoroughly enjoyed my day judging and I had the pleasure of judging some lovely dogs on the day. I’d also like to thank all the exhibitors for being so accepting and sporting of my decisions on the day and with many promising dogs I’m sure that the placings could change on another day.

Di Eastwood - Eastfalla

MPD – (2/0)

1st – Mr. N & Mrs. S Gray’s Trimere Time Tracker. 6-month-old puppy, dark eye, enough stop for his age & soft expression. Good length of neck that flow in to well laid shoulders and a deep chest. He stands on good feet with plenty length of leg. Level topline, moderate stifle, good tailset and in good coat and condition. He gave his handler a challenging time but settled on the move eventually, however it was a pleasure to see a confident happy puppy. Pleased to award him Best Puppy In Show.

2nd – Mrs. E Glass’s Gunring My Boy. Different style to the 1st but another raw puppy with time on his side. A masculine headed puppy but his eye still needs to darken a little. Well boned, needs to still come up a little on leg. Happy puppy who enjoyed his day.

PD – (1/0)

1st – Mrs. T Dunston’s Meadowdale Luther Vandross At Seaspring. 10-month-old black & white in super coat and condition. Masculine dog with a lovely dark eye. Good reach of neck in to a deep chest, level topline flowing in to a good tailset. Moderate bend of stifle and stands on good bone and feet. Moved with purpose and at one with his handler.

JD – 1 Entered 0 Absentee

1st – Mr. G Lawler & Mrs. J Crabtree’s Roqfolly Paninaro. This 15-month-old black and white in super coat and condition. He has a masculine expression yet still gentle and pleasing with a wonderful dark eye giving the required kind expression, his head still needs to develop. Shoulders are well laid and flow in to a level topline. He stands on good legs and feet, correct size throughout and no coarseness. Yet to mature and fill out but this is typical of a black and white. He moved well and pushed hard for top honours. Pleased to award him Reserve Best Dog.

SYD - 1 Entered 0 Absentees

1st – Mr. G Lawler & Mrs. J Crabtree’s Roqfolly Paninaro

ND – (1/0)

1st – Mrs. E Glass’s Gunring My Boy

GD - (0/0)

PGD – (0/0)

LD – (2/0)

1st – Mrs. K Taubman’s Meonstoke Hawthorn. A 5-year-old masculine dog without coarseness in any way. His overall condition and presentation are a credit to his owner. Enough work in his head without any harshness, super correct shape dark eye giving a kind soft expression. Good length of neck in to correct shoulders and a deep chest, good spring of rib & muscular loin. Well-muscled rear with good bend of stifle and correct length of hocks allowing him to move effortlessly round the ring making it easy to award him this class and Best Dog In Show and Reserve Best In Show.

2nd – Mrs. C Holman’s Roqfolly Endeavour For Artycreath. A different style to 1, a pleasing balanced dog, masculine balanced head with good stop and chiselling. His eye is dark enough eye for a liver tri. Good length of neck in to a level topline, good length of leg. Moves well and covers the ground with ease. Kept in excellent cost and condition, a credit to his owner.

OD – (1/1)

VD – (1/1)

SBD – (1/0)

1st- Mrs. C Holman’s Roqfolly Endeavour For Artycreath

MPB – (2/0)

1st – Mrs. A Crouch’s Trimere Timeless with Kassan. Litter sister to the MPD. 6-month-old pleasing but raw puppy. A balanced overall picture. She has a feminine head, dark eye & soft expression. Good length of neck that flow in to well laid shoulders and with a deep chest. She stood on good feet with enough length of leg. Level topline, moderate stifle, good tailset and in good coat and condition. She also gave her handler a challenging time but settled and moved well in her class, unfortunately in the challenge for best puppy in show she didn’t move as well and was erratic which lost her best puppy in show. Again, it was a pleasure to see a confident happy puppy. Pleased to award her Best Puppy Bitch.

2nd – Mrs. P & D Parr’s Gunring April Lady at Ashring. Different style to the 1st but another raw puppy with time on her side. A heavier headed puppy whose eye still needs to darken a little. Well boned, needs to still come up a little on leg and strengthen in pasterns. Carrying a little too much weight today. She was another happy mover who enjoyed her day.

PB- (2-0)

1st – Mrs. J Kirby’s Tiverstone Ladys Delight. 10-month-old bitch in good condition. An honest no frills type. Her handler keeps her in good coat and condition but could get a better shape out of her on the stand and needs to move her faster but having said all that she’s got a lovely expression, feminine head and dark eye. She has adequate shoulders, has good bone and spring of rib. She has good width throughout and plenty bend of stifle. Will watch her with interest.

2nd – Mr. M & Mrs J Shovel’s Tiverstone Petit Muscat. Litter sister to 1, totally different to her sister in type. This 10-month-old black and white is heavier in head than one, has a dark eye expected from a black and white, stands on excellent bone and feet, in good coat. Another happy puppy.

JB – (3-0)

1st – Mrs. C Holman’s Wenark Mayzin Grace. This 16 month old has everything in the right place and with maturity I’m sure she will be one to watch. Her head is feminine with a beautifully shaped dark eye but still needs time, correct length of neck in to well-made shoulders flowing in to a level topline, correct tailset and an overall balanced outline. Nothing overdone in anyway. This bitch has the right balance of length of leg and length of body, she stands on superb bone and feet. She has good bend of stifle and correct length of hocks allowing her to drive round the ring with ease. Coat in good condition just needs time and finishing touches to complete the picture. An easy class winner today. Pleased to award her Best Tri In Show.

2nd - Mrs. J Kirby’s Tiverstone Ladys Delight.

3rd - Mr. P Sanders’s Meonstoke Angelica.

SYB (2/0)

1st – Mrs. M Hydon’s Clentonian Pandemonium. 16-month-old black and white in excellent coat and condition. This bitch is an honest traditional example of the breed. Moderate in build and head, she’s not overdone in any way. Her head is soft and pleasing with a dark eye I’d expect. She has enough stop and flew without coarseness. She has enough length of neck and she flows to a level topline although her handler does stretch her, and this can alter the perception of her overall outline. This girl stands on exceptional bone and fabulous tight feet. She moves well and can cover the ground. Enough coat but not excessive to complete the picture. Was pleased to award her Reserve Best Bitch and Best Black and White In Show.

2nd – Mr & Mrs R & J Reynolds Clentonian Picture Perfect. Litter sister to 1, different type but still a pleasing bitch. Slightly heavier in head with more flew and little more throat than her sister but still feminine. Enough neck in to well laid shoulder and good depth of chest with well sprung ribs. Moderate bend of stifle and hocks. Good bone and feet, on another day places between these two could change.

NB (2/0)

1st - Mrs. P & D Parr’s Gunring April Lady at Ashring.

2nd - Mr. P Sanders’s Meonstoke Angelica. 17 month old in good condition but lacking in furnishings today. Preferred the more feminine head of 1. This bitch needs time to mature, has a strong compact body and level topline. Stands on good feet and has a good attitude for the showring.

GB (2/2)

PGB (3/1)

1st – Mr. G Lawler & Mrs. C Holman’s Artycreath Viva La Vida. 2-year-old bitch maturing nicely. She has a head you need to get your hands on that’s not overdone in anyway, plenty of work in her head and enough stop, no excess anywhere. Eye is dark enough for a liver tri. This bitch has a lovely overall outline on the stand. Another with good leg length to body length ratio. Solid topline and good tail set and carriage. Good depth of chest and correct size. Stands on enough bone and good feet. A little erratic on the move giving her handler a hard time.

2nd – Mr & Mrs Hughs Celgarn Magalena With Melkami. 5-year-old bitch with a soft head piece, dark eye and a steady mover. Standing on good bone and feet but unlucky to come up against 1 as I preferred the overall compact outline and front assembly of my class winner.

LB (6/1)

1st – Mrs. T Dunston’s Seaspring Becalmed. 4-year-old black and white with a melting expression and feminine head, correct shaped eye, enough stop going in to a slightly rounded scull. Enough neck in to well laid shoulders and a compact strong level topline. Standing on good bone and feet and good width throughout. Unfortunately carrying a little too much weight today which cost her reserve best bitch. In good coat and credit to her owner. Still an honest quality bitch and considered in final line up.

2nd – Mrs. D West’s Grosbreuil Abricot Regal. 2-year-old pleasing bitch. Another pleasing bitch with a dark correct kind eye, enough work to her head, good stop, balanced overall shape. Good length neck in to a deep chest and good shoulders. Level topline which she held on the move. Good length of leg and spring of rib in to a strong lion and moderate bend of stifle. Good tailset. Moved well and pushed for 1st place.

3rd Mrs. P & D Parr’s Ashring Infatuation.

res – Mrs. K Taubman’s Meonstroke Songbird

VHC – Mrs. E Glass’s Riselawroad Miss Broadie

OB- (5/1)

1st – Mr. G Lawler & Mrs. S Watson’s Bordacity Honey Rider. A quality bitch that I just loved everything about and was thrilled to award her Best In Show. Her overall appearance is a bitch that’s balanced and symmetrically built, strong with effortless movement and drive. Her head is balanced with such a soft expression, eye is correct shape and dark, she has enough chiselling and stop, a well-proportioned balance between her scull and foreface. Nothing coarse or overdone. She has super reach of neck in to very well laid shoulders, a deep chest and flows in to a strong level topline and elbows tight to her body with fabulous spring of rib. Excellent width through and a good tailset. Strong muscular thighs, stifles moderately bent and hocks the correct length. Enough length of leg and strong compact feet. Beautifully presented in excellent coat and condition and sympathetically handled resulting in a partnership that works. I could have easily taken her home.

2nd – Mrs. D West’s Meonstoke Cherry Blossom at Grosbreuil. Unlucky to come up against the winner of this class. Another quality bitch with a pleasing expression. 5-year-old bitch, honest type with much to offer, in good coat and condition, dark eye and balanced head, enough neck and level topline which she holds on the move. On good bone.

3rd - Mr. M & Mrs J Shovel’s Tiverstone Bess Pool

Res – Mrs. J Williams & Mrs. D Toublic’s Cobhay Dahlia

VB (3/1)

1st – Mrs. K Taubman’s Peasblossom Geisha at Meonstoke. 7-year-old of correct size with a lovely expression and dark eye. Good length of neck in to good shoulders and a compact level topline. Stands on good bone and feet. Good spring of rib. Her condition is a credit to her owner. Still enjoying showing. Moved well. Pleased to award her Best Veteran In Show.

2nd – Mrs. T Dunston’s Seaspring All At Sea. 8-year-old also of correct size. Another one still enjoying her day out. Slightly heaver in head than the winner but overall a balanced bitch standing on good legs and feet. Compact with good depth of chest and moderate bend of stifle. In great condition.

SBB (3/0)

Ist - Mrs. C Holman’s Wenark Mayzin Grace.

2nd - Mrs. J Kirby’s Tiverstone Ladys Delight.

3rd - Mr. P Sanders’s Meonstoke Angelica.