- Date: 28/07/2018
- Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
- Judge: graham hill Contact Judge
- Published Date: 05/11/2018
North Of England Weimaraner Society
THE NORTH OF ENGLAND WEIMARANER SOCIETY
OPEN SHOW 28TH JULY 2018
My thanks to the Officers and Committee of The North of England Weimaraner Society for their judging invitation and giving me the opportunity to judge their Breed Open Show.
Everyone was friendly and received my decisions with respect and sportsmanship.
I enjoyed my judging and noted that there was a prevalence of dogs/bitches carrying a little more substance than they need and that firm muscle definition and tone was not the norm. A Good dog can be a Top dog if in fit fettle!
PUPPY DOG (2)
1st Burgess’ GREYSPIRIT ROCK STAR FROM HANTZBURG Sh CM RL1 a 11-month-old who is well grown and has pleasing bone and body and very much in the transitional stage from puppy to junior. When settled stands well over the ground showing his qualities to advantage. Attractive head which I preferred to 2nd. Well boned true enough front which needs to tighten but has all the basics in construction and shape with desirable scope in body to mature into a quality adult. Moved with a free striding action in side gait but needs to be more settled in front.
2nd Snaith’s SKILAKI MOVE ON UP TO BIFONDA a 10-month-old youngster who is pleasing in size, bone and body development. Tended to look longish in body and lost his top line from time to time; going through a loose leggy stage. Truer in front than 1st but needing to tighten all through and tended to look less mature than 1st. Moved in typical puppy style but had encouraging front action.
JUNIOR DOG (3)
1st Beagrie’s GUNALT AUDIO FROM FELDHUND a sturdy 17-month-old who has a pleasing head, shape and expression, head set on good length neck. True, well boned front with moderate angulations front and rear. Pleasing body cover, ribbing and loin and well developed, stable hindquarters which edged him over 2nd. He has a youthful look possessing the sound basis to strengthen, fill-out and mature into his prime. Enthusiastic mover with pleasing side gait but needs to be more settled in both front and rear action.
2nd Brierly & Needham’s GRAUSTURM HAIRY POTTER (IMP AUS) a substantial 12 months old LH male who has a strong boned, true front and pleasing forequarters and lay-back of shoulder which is better than 3rd. Strong, masculine head, strong neck and body, which has depth and adequate spring. Pleasing overall length in body and loin although needing to develop and strengthen in top-line and hindquarters. Moved with plenty of purpose, better than 3rd but needs to steady and settle a bit more to give of his best.
3rd Issit’s KUANTAN QUATTRO WITH FORGUN
NOVICE DOG (2)
1st Snaith’s SKILAKI MOVE ON UP TO BIFONDA as previous comments.
2nd Issit’s KUANTAN QUATTRO WITH FORGUN a 14-month-old male of lighter build than 1st and of finer style in head than 1st. True front, a little upright, adequate body and spring of rib. Well angled hindquarters which need to strengthen and showed both while standing and on the move.
LIMIT DOG (2/1)
1st Stokes’ KHAMSYNN COAST TO COAST AT WIPFEL a very shapely mature 4-year-old who presents a satisfying outline which is balanced and in proportion. Attractive, breed typical, refined masculine head; handsome and not over-done. Strong, good length neck, powerful forequarters, desirable fore-chest, fit body having depth and spring of rib. Sturdy look, with a firm, level top-line and strong moderately angled hindquarters. Stands well over the ground presenting a very creditable breed typical image. Moved with an easy striding action covering the ground, true and parallel front and rear. Reserve Best Dog.
OPEN DOG (3)
1st Crowther’s SH CH HUNDWITH MCLAREN a 2½ year old impressive male who ‘looks good’ and ‘is good’ to go over. He has firm muscle definition and a handsome head set on a strong neck which flows onto powerful forequarters having fore-chest, firm substance in body with ideal angulations front and rear. He is athletic and powerful in appearance, refined and all-male, stands well over the ground presenting a striking, balanced, breed typical appearance. Soundly constructed all through with pleasing size and shape. Move true front and rear with an impressive striding side gait; best mover on the day. Best Dog and Best In Show.
2nd Rayner & Maskell’s SH CH GUNALT ACADEMY OF RAYSTANS JW Sh CM a 4-year-old sturdy male who presents a mature strong appearance. Masculine typy head set on a good length strong neck. True front of proportional width and well filled in, stands on sound legs and pleasing pastern which scored over 3rd. good firm substance of body but, for me, tended to look longer in body than 1st especially over the loin. Pleasing moderate angulations front and rear. An eager mover on the day but needs to be more controlled and settle in action which on another day he will do.
3rd Burgess’ GUNALT ROCK OUT WITH HANTZBURG Sh CM RL
VETERAN DOG (1)
1st Maclaine & Dickson’s SH CH /IR CH GREYSPIRIT ROYAL SCOT AT TRILITE ShCM CJW IR JNR CH an upstanding 9½ year old who is well bodied and of good size. Pleasing head both in shape and proportions, good length broad neck, well covered body with pleasing spring of rib and being ribbed well back. Tended to appear long in the back and needing to firm up in muscle tone. True in front with satisfying angles front and rear. Free moving but needs to settle to give of his best.
SPECIAL LONG-HAIRED DOG (2)
1st Perez-Powell’s SH CH GUNALT BY EK AT SONCARDO(AI) a rising 5-year-old LH of attractive overall shape and outline. Presented a better top-line and more together and tighter profile of body than 2nd. Pleasing in head and has a very satisfying body make and shape. Moderate angulations front and rear and having overall desirable proportions height to length. Better mover of the class and tended to raise his tail but moved well and free particularly in rear action.
2nd Brierley & Needham’s GRAUSTURM HAIRY POTTER (IMP AUS) as previous comments.
PUPPY BITCH (4/2)
1st Maclaine & Dickson’s GREYSPIRIT HOPES N DREAMS an elegant 11 month old well grown young bitch who has a very promising quality look both in breed characteristics and conformation. Attractive head and amiable expression, good length neck all in proportion to her overall body. Well boned and just enough body substance over her very pleasing skeletal structure. True front, good width, pleasing fore-chest, ribbing and hindquarters. All together presents a puppy who will do a job and has a bright show future. Better mover of today’s puppies. Best Puppy in Breed
2nd Maclaine & Dickson’s GREYSPIRIT HOPE SO litter sister to 1st and sharing many of the positive comments but not the size or as well grown as 1st nor as clean in neck as 1st. Although true and parallel, tended to stand wide in front. Needs to settle on the move.
JUNIOR BITCH (3)
1st Turner’s MINSTERGATE CALL FOR ROCKLEYAN a quality 14-month-old who has all the basics desirable in a youngster. Very attractive head with a confident, feminine expression. She is shapely with a youthful appearance and having sound angulations front and rear. She is pleasing in size and proportions with a true front, clean good length neck, firm top-line and lovely body construction. She is well made with nothing in exaggeration and has exciting potential and promise. Moved with a confident free striding action and, when settled, it was evident that she moves well.
2nd Hesford & Campbell’s GUNALT MOVE IT TO PIPWELL a very smart well covered 14 month old who is satisfying in shape and proportions, clean lines all through. Attractive head, elegant good length neck set onto firm forequarters and body. True front although more upright than 1st, pleasing spring although still needs to mature in depth. More together in hindquarters and side profile than 3rd. Free moving but rear tended to move to the side.
3rd Radford’s SCHONHUND SHOW DOLLY
YEARLING BITCH (3)
1st Turner’s MINSTERGATE CALL FOR ROCKLEYAN as previous comments.
2nd Watson’s OAKSWARREN KRYSTAL ICE a 16-month-old well covered typy bitch who has an attractive head and expression. She has adequate spring and length of ribbing but could have more depth. True enough front but tended to be loose in elbow. She has pleasing size and has satisfactory proportions in body and moderate angulation front and rear. Tended to be unsettled on the move especially in front action.
3rd Radford’s SCHONHUND SHOW DOLLY
NOVICE BITCH (3)
1st Maclaine & Dickson’s GREYSPIRIT HOPES N DREAMS as previous comments.
2nd Pilatova’s COUNTESS HYDRA a well bodied 3½ year old who would be the better for less substance over the loin and better muscle tone. Attractive head shape, true enough well boned front with pleasing width across the chest. Stands well naturally presenting satisfactory outline and body proportions which edged her over 3rd.
3rd Maclaine & Dickson’s GREYSPIRIT HOPE SO
POST GRADUATE BITCH (6/5)
1st Thomas’ GUNALT SUGAR PLUM AT RHYDAWELL an attractive 2-year-old shapely bitch who stands well over the ground presenting a moderate well-balanced picture. Attractive head and intelligent expression, strong clean neck. Preferred her angulation and close firm body cover than that of 2nd. Good width across the chest, true well boned front with adequate spring body length. Tight elbows. Better mover of this class.
2nd Dunn’s BRYANNTAR PINK PRINCESS a 2-year-old agile shapely bitch of good size. Pleasing head both in shape and proportions to her whole. Broad, well covered loin. Stands well with a balanced profile and level top-line. Front still needs to tighten, but overall, she is very promising still with plenty of scope to develop and mature to her prime. Free moving with plenty of purpose but needing to be more controlled in front action.
3rd Pilatova’s COUNTESS HYDRA
LIMIT BITCH (7)
1st Stafford’s GUNALT REPARTEE FARNFIELD a striking 2-year-old elegant bitch having a shapely profile and a fit, powerful look. Beautiful head enhanced by her keen expression and correct length and shaped ears. Clean good length neck; desirable fore-chest. Nicely angled shoulders, athletic body and strong angulated stable hindquarters. She stands well naturally and to advantage without the need to overstretch. Free moving with a ground covering action and when settled, was the best mover of the class.
2nd Maclaine & Dickson’s GREYSPIRIT PURDUE JW ShCM CJW a quality 2-year-old who when standing shows off her good proportions and balanced angulations. She is obviously feminine but has a strong breed typical appearance. Pleasing head and friendly expression. Well-made true, parallel front, agile look to body, which edged her over 3rd, having just enough substance and stable, moderately angled hindquarters. Good striding side gait but not as precise in front action as 1st.
3rd Yewdall’s GUNALT ADORABLE FROM LADWEY ShCM
OPEN BITCH (4/3)
1st Batty’s SH CH EDINGORSE ETHEREAL AT ALMOOR JW ShCM an impressive well-constructed nearly 4-year-old mature bitch. She has nothing in exaggeration with all the angles in the correct places and everything in proportion which when standing in profile and moving in side gait, looks correct and is ‘eye-catching’. Lovely head and expression, strong neck and firm fit body with pleasing rear angulation and notable definition of muscle all through. Moved well with a free striding precise action. Best Bitch, Best Opposite Sex and Reserve Best In Show.
2nd Reilly, Raynor & Maskell’s SMILEK EYES OF SILVER JW a super balanced and well proportions 2½ year old who although of sturdier make than 1st is nonetheless well made and of pleasing overall shape and desirable proportions. She stands well over the ground presenting a breed typical shapely, well-proportioned profile. Attractive head, strong in neck and body with moderate angles front and rear. Notable spring and depth of chest. Free striding movement in side profile but not as precise in front or width behind of 1st.
3rd Fairlie’s SH CH GUNALT THE ONE FOR TASAIRGID JW
VETERAN BITCH (5)
1st Rayner’s SH CH GUNALT THE LOOK AT RAYSTANS JW ShCM an 8-year-old who is impressive body and coat condition a credit to her and her owners that she looks in super shape for the ring and fit enough for the field. She scores in both breed points and construction qualities. Attractive in head, body shape and proportions and is pleasing in balance of angulations. Well made in front with strong forequarters and pleasing fore-chest. Powerful look to body but still retains her feminine elegance. The better mover of this class and many of the younger element entered today. Best Veteran In Breed.
2nd Yewdall’s GUNALT ADOPTABLE TO LADWEY ShCM a 7-year-old who still has a firm body and strong shape. Lovely head and expression stands well over the ground presenting a pleasing proportioned balanced profile with a firm outline both in top-line and under-line. A little broad over the loin, sturdy in body but just enough firm cover over the ribs. Free and enthusiastic movement.
3rd Dunn’s SCHONHUND SHOW MYSTIQUE UNDER BRYANNTAR
SPECIAL LONG-HAIRED BITCH (4/3)
1st Brierley’s TATZE ROGUE LEGACY a 3-year-old LH who is a good ‘honest bitch’ with nothing exaggerated. Presents a balanced well-proportioned side profile. Attractive head and soft expression, True enough in front with adequate lay-back of shoulder. Pleasing body both in construction and shape with moderately good width hindquarters. Free moving though tended to be fond of her tail.
2nd Perez-Powell’s SH CH GUNALT QUIRKY a 9-year-old who has plenty enough substance of body. Pleasing head and expression, true front with moderate lay-back of shoulder. Sturdy and substantial body with moderately angled good width hindquarters. Could be more enthusiastic on the move.
3rd Jackson’s GUNALT OW DO AT CRAIAURA
BEST DOG & BIS - Crowther’s SH CH HUNDWITH MCLAREN
BEST BITCH & BEST OPP. SEX & Res. BIS – Batty’s SH CH EDINGORSE ETHEREAL AT ALMOOR JW ShCM
BEST PUPPY IN BREED – Maclaine & Dickson’s GREYSPIRIT HOPES N DREAMS
BEST VETERAN IN BREED - Rayner’s SH CH GUNALT THE LOOK AT RAYSTANS JW ShCM
BEST LONG HAIRED - Perez-Powell’s SH CH GUNALT BY EK AT SONCARDO(AI)
JUDGE: GRAHAM HILL