- Date: 15/07/2018
- Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
- Judge: Fiona Bell Contact Judge
- Published Date: 07/04/2019
Durham County Canine Association
Many thanks to the committee for inviting me to judge Golden Retrievers at their well run and friendly open show. Thanks also to my very efficient ring steward and most especially to the exhibitors for allowing me the honour of judging their dogs .
1) Wright's Palton Pavarotti. Beautifully balanced dark gold young dog in gorgeous coat and condition. He has a good reach of neck, layback of shoulder and a deep chest. Short coupled with correct angulations front and rear. He has a level top line and tail set and really caught my eye as he flowed round the ring with reach and drive. BOB.
2) Fegan's Alibren Angelica. A young bitch with a feminine head and expression. She has an excellent reach of neck and layback of shoulder. Straight front and tight feet. Well balanced with good angulation. Moved well holding her top line.
L ( 5,0a )
1. Sloan's Largymore Santa Fina Among Palmonas. A beautiful mature bitch with a gentle expression and in full bloom. She is well balanced, has good reach of neck onto good layback of shoulders, straight front and tight elbows. She has a level top line and is short coupled with everything in the right place which was demonstrated in her super driving movement.
2. Hare's Rojillair Forever Dreaming. Light cream young bitch with a gentle feminine head and lovely dark eyes, presented in gorgeous coat and condition. She is well balanced with a super front, good reach of neck onto well placed shoulders. She has a level top line, short couples and correct angulations.
O ( 2,0a )
1. Moon's Haydene Adelaide. This mid gold young bitch caught my eye for her overall balance. She has a pretty head and expression, good reach of neck, layback of shoulder and level top line. Tight elbows and straight front with correct fore and rear leg angulations. Flowed round the ring with reach and drive.
2. Barnes Largymore Leonardo at Shaphiron. A happy boy with a gentle head and expression, super front and correct angulations. He has depth of chest, is short coupled and is well off for bone with good width of second thigh and turn of stifle. He moved sound and true. Presented in lovely coat and condition.