• Date: 05/05/2018
  • Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
  • Judge: Heather Corkin Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 05/11/2018

Fife German Shepherd Dog Club

Fife GSD Club (Pat McCulloch (Graloch)) Memorial Open Show, 5th May 2018

Judge: Heather Corkin (Fouranfass)

Class 1. Minor Puppy Dog (3, 1)

1st M BROWNLEE NEERLAW HEELIX

Nearly 9 months old black and gold male with good head and expression. Lovely dark mask. Would prefer a slightly darker eye. Stands correct in front and behind. Front paw could be tighter. Correct shoulder but slightly steep in upper arm. Correct hind angles. Good body proportions. Croup long but a little steep. Moved correct away and towards. Was digging in behind on the walk and on the move flattened a little. I am sure maturity will improve this. BEST PUPPY DOG

2ND MR & MRS R & J WILSON JURGEN MIT HAUS ARANJAY

8 month old black and gold male with good head and expression. Lovely dark eye. Good shoulder and long upper arm which could be a little better angled. Good body proportions with correct depth of chest. Croup could be better angled. Stands correct in front and behind with good feet. Needs to firm a little away and correct moving towards. Rolled in the back on the gait, however he is still a very young boy.

Class 2. Puppy Dog (NO ENTRIES)

Class 3. Special Longcoat Junior Dog (1)

1st Ms. J TURNER IMPRANAH HIGHLANDER

12 month old black and gold male with very masculine head, dark eye and good ears. Quite tall. Correct coat and depth of brisket. Holds himself impressively in the ring with good reach of neck. However he needs to settle more quickly. Very good angles front and rear with lovely body shape. Long but steep croup. Stands correct in front and behind. Moved slightly close away and correct towards. On the move was digging in too much which made his back appear to rise. In stance his back shows that it is correct.

Class 4. Junior Dog (1)

1st Mrs N CLARK JANEFIELD YOUKON

15 month old black and gold male with good head and expression. Tan colour is quite pale. Stands a tad close in front and feet not facing forwards. Well laid long shoulder but upper arm needs to be better angled. Good body shape and very harmonious backline and croup. Moves correct away and towards. Digs in on the walk but in the gait when settled shows a far reaching easy stride.

Class 5. Special Yearling Dog (NO ENTRIES)

Class 6. Post Graduate Dog (4, 1)

1st Mr & Mrs GOUK VOMZOARHOFF HENRY

26 months old black and gold male of good medium size with very good pigment. Would prefer a more pronounced stop and a darker eye to match mask. Stands straight in front but feet toe out slightly. Stands a tad loose behind and close. Good body proportions. Well laid shoulder but upper arm could be better angled. Croup could be longer and tail set lower as it looked a little untidy. Moved slightly close away and correct towards. Very powerful movement. Fluid. Retains outline but would prefer him a little firmer over the croup.

2nd Mr & Mrs R & M HUGHES GAYVILLES PICASSO

2 year old black and gold male of very rich pigment showing a ‘winter’ nose. Reserved expression. Stands correct in front with good feet. Would prefer him firmer behind. Very good angles front and rear but showed a short steep croup. Moved correct towards, but needs to firm away. Moved well on the walk but raises tail. Very good side gait showing good forward reach.

3rd Mr D JEFFRIES HAUSMULLER BLITZEN

2.5 year old black and gold male with very masculine head and rather large ears. Stands correct in front. Feet could be tighter. Stands slightly close behind. Would prefer a better spring of ribs, but less deep. Very good shoulder and length of upper arm, which would benefit from being a little better angled. Hindquarters slightly long in lower thigh. Moved correct towards, but needs to be firmer away. Exceptionally good side gait with forward reach, and excellent attitude.

Class 7. Special Longcoat Open Dog (4, 1)

1st Miss A LAWRIE HAZROH VARO

5 year old black and gold male. Large and substantial with very good head and expression. Slightly light eye, but expression is good. Very good angles front and rear with good lay of croup but slightly short in length with high tail set. A little long in lower thigh. Correct coat and correct chest depth and good ribbing. Moved slightly close away and correct towards. Digs in too much on the walk and raises tail. Very good flowing side gait.

2nd S NAIRN CRUAGHAIRE KOSTA

18month old very dark black and gold male with lovely dark head and eye with super expression. Stands correct in front with good feet. Correct behind. Good shoulder and slightly steep upper arm. Good hindquarters. Correct coat and depth of brisket. Perhaps slightly stretched overall body proportions. Moved correct away and towards. Initially walked with his head down. Very free flowing side gait, but croup flattens out on the move.

3rd MISS E HENDERSON KAZETI BOSS

3.5 year old sable male. Good head with slightly reserved expression. Slightly light eye. White flash on chest. Very good shoulder and length of upper arm, but could be slightly better angled. Stands correct in front but needs tighter feet. Very well angled hindquarters. Correct coat and correct chest proportions. Croup appears well laid in stance, however flattened on the move. He was digging in on the walk causing his backline also to flatten. This restricted his forward reach.

Class 8. Open Dog (8, 2)

1st D, J & S HALL MILANO VON SIMPOR

3.5 year old black and gold dog. Good head with pronounced stop. Would prefer left ear a tad firmer. Correct medium sized with good coat and bone. Stands correct in front and very slightly close behind. Very good angles front and rear. Good long croup but would prefer a little lower tail set. Moved Correct away and towards. Took a while to settle on the walk but on the gait moved with effortless free flowing far reaching gait. Retailing outline. BEST DOG and BIS

2nd MR & MRS H & C MILLER DAHLMANN BRONSON

4 year old black and gold male with very good head and eyes. Reserved expression. Tall dog. Stands correct in front. Feet could be tighter. Correct behind. Good lay of shoulder but would prefer a better angled upper arm. Long lower thigh. Stretched proportions and a tad deep in chest. Would benefit from a longer better angled croup and lower tail set. Wave over the croup makes it appear untidy. Moves correct away and towards. Very good side gait with far reaching steps.

3rd MR & MRS R & M HUGHES GAYVILES LENNOX AT BARSHAR

5.5 year old paler black and gold male with good black saddle. Good head. Very energetic. Stands correct in front with good feet. Coat stands off from the body so can make the neck appear short but this is not the case. Stands just a little close behind. Good lay of shoulder but should have a better angled upper arm. Long lower thigh. Very good body proportions. Would prefer longer croup but it has a good angle. Moved correct away and towards. Initially paced on the move but when settled showed a good flowing side gait retaining outline. Holds ears back when gaiting.

Class 9. Minor Puppy Bitch (2, 0)

1st MR N REDPATH IMPRANAH JORJIANA VIA LEKIRO

8.5 month old bitch, very dark black with lighter tan. Good head with slightly large ears. Central furrow and round eye gives a ‘concerned’ expression. Stands correct in front but ribs need to spring more as she matures. Good shoulder with steep upper arm of good length. Lovely proportions and overall body shape. Stands correct behind. Short steep croup with high tail set, however shows a clean flowing backline. Moved correct away and towards. Very energetic, very elegant girl. Moved well on the gait and retained outline.

2ND MS M DIPLEXCITO CRUAGHAIRE MOJITO

6 month old black and gold bitch at her first show. Coping very well with it all. Good medium size and strength. Good head with slightly light eye. Large firm ears. Stands correct in front with good feet, but will need to firm behind as she grows. Good shoulder with only very slightly short upper arm. Would prefer just a little more angulation behind. Good body shape and proportions. Short steep but well moulded croup. Moved correct away and towards. On the walk she showed that she is a baby yet, but I saw good free movement in the side gait.

Class 10. Puppy Bitch (1, 0)

1st P, D & J ADAM & HALL FAIRYCROSS SHAKIRA

10 month old very dark black and gold bitch. Medium sized and good strength and coat. Good head and expression, but would prefer a slightly darker eye. Stands correct in front with good feet. Would like her a tad firmer behind, but this could yet come. Correct shoulder and good length and lay of upper arm. Croup a tad short and steep. Very well angled hindquarters. Moved correct away and towards. Initially digs in too much on the walk but settled into a lovely fluid side gait showing a lovely long neck and clean overline. To be picky there was a slight roll across the croup. BEST PUPPY BITCH

Class 11. Special Longcoat Junior Bitch (2, 0)

1st MR D JEFFRIES CRUAGHAIRE LAYLU

17 month old black and gold bitch with good head and expression. Very dark mask. Correct coat and depth of brisket for age. Very correct topline, with a slight wave in the coat over the croup. Stood a little close in front. Feet could be tighter. Could be a tad firmer behind. Very balanced picture. Moved correct away and towards. Initially she paced on the walk and was a little erratic, but settled into a good far reaching side gait.

2nd P & B DOOGAN FERRYEARN ATLANTA PRINCESS

17 month old black and gold bitch, paler than No.1. Very spirited. Good head and alert expression with large ears. Correct coat and depth of brisket. Stands correct in front but needs to firm behind. Steep croup and high tail set. Was pulling too much in movement which restricted her forward reach, and caused her tail to raise.

Class 12. Junior Bitch (1, 0)

1st H & S McCARVEL JANEFIELD XFACTOR

15 month old richly pigmented black and gold bitch. Tall. With medium bone. Feminine head and expression with large ears. Stands correct in front with good feet. Correct behind. Very good length and lay of croup. Good shoulder and good length of upper arm but could be better angled. Good body proportions. Croup could be longer and better angled. Moved correct away and towards. Very energetic spirited side gait showing good reach. Retains outline.

Class 13. Special Yearling Bitch (3, 1)

1st MR & MRS J& A MATHIESON BEEGAR DARCI VIA ALLSALA

23 month old gold sable bitch. Substantial, with beautiful expressive strong yet feminine head. Stands correct in front but would prefer better feet. Correct overline with profuse coat. Slightly stretched proportions. Very good angles front and rear. Croup slightly short, but well laid. Correct set on of tail. Moved correct away and towards. Digs in on the walk. Very good side gait when moving out.

2nd MR & MRS R & M HUGHES BARSHAR AMY

19 month old black and gold bitch of correct medium size. Good head with slightly light eye and winter nose. Sweet but spirited expression. Stands correct in front with good feet. Would prefer her a tad firmer behind. Moved correct away and towards. Good body proportions with rather short croup. Very correct front assembly. Well angled hindquarters. Showed a good powerful controlled side gait, but would prefer greater reach. Flies tail on the move.

Class 14. Post Graduate Bitch (10, 5)

1st MR & MRS H & C MILLER HAUSMULLER BELLA

2 year old bitch. Rich red with greying black on her back. Good size. Very good feminine head and expression. Elegant reach of neck. Stands correct in front with good feet and correct behind. Very good front assembly and body proportions, with slightly longer lower thigh. Slightly short croup. Moved okay away and towards. Moved correctly on the walk and excelled in the fast gait. To be picky there was a slight roll over the croup on the walk.

2ND MR D HALL R-TARA FEETBACK

2 year old black and gold bitch of medium size and strong bone. Dark eye and feminine expression. Stands correct in front but would prefer her a tad firmer behind. Very correct front assembly. Showed a long lower thigh. Good balanced proportions overall, but croup is short and steep with a high tail set making it look untidy. Moved correct towards and a tad close away. Demonstrated a light free far reaching side gait, but would prefer more animation from her.

3RD MR & MRS D & E ALLAN EASHALLAN ARIEL

2 year old black and gold bitch of medium size and strength. Good head and expression. Stands correct in front but could be firmer behind. Good shoulder and upper arm with very good hind angles. Slightly stretched body proportions. Moved correct towards but would prefer her firmer away. Digs in on the walk which makes her croup become steep. Very good far reaching side gait.

Class 15. Special Longcoat Open Bitch (7, 1)

1st MS J TURNER IMPRANAH FLAVIA

3 year old very richly pigmented black and gold bitch. Shown completely out of coat but in excellent condition. Good depth of brisket. Very good head and expression with very dark eye. Slight flash on chest. Stands correct in front and slightly close behind. Slightly stretched proportions and hard backline. Very good shoulder and long upper arm. Slightly long lower thigh. Good croup. Well-muscled. Moved correct towards and just a little close behind. Showed elegant neckline and overall picture on the walk and on the gait. Very far reaching gait with good drive. Excellent picture. BEST BITCH

2nd C & S STODDART & MICHIE ROBASDAN BRYLEE

2year old black and gold female with lovely head and good dark eye. Correct coat and depth of brisket. Good body proportions and firm backline. Stands a tad close in front and behind. Very good shoulder and upper arm with a slightly long lower thigh. Short but well laid croup. Moved correct away and towards. Initially paced on the walk but showed a good side gait when in her stride. Lost out to No. 1 on ring presence and attitude today.

3rd MISS S A DICKSON LEKIRO AZHURE

3 year old paler black and gold bitch. Excellent head with a touch of winter nose. Correct and very profuse coat and correct depth of brisket. Good shoulder with slightly steep upper arm. Very good hindquarters. Good body proportions. Long slightly flat croup and tail set a tad high. Stands correct in front and a shade close behind. Moved well on the walk with very good far reaching side gait. Tail raises slightly.

Class 16. Open Bitch (4, 2)

1st MR & MRS H & C MILLER HAUSMULLER AVA

3.5 year old rich tan and pale black bitch. Substantial with very good bone. Lovely head, good neck leading to very good front assembly. Lower thigh long. Short flat croup with high tail set. Stands correct in front but would prefer tighter feet. Slightly close behind and could be a bit firmer. Good proportions. Moved correct away and towards. Walked well with a very far reaching flowing side gait. Raised tail.

2nd H & S McCARVEL JANEFIELD UNIQUE

5 year old paler black and gold with good head and slightly large ears. Stands a little close in front and behind. Showed high withers and very good body proportions. Croup appears short and steep. Moved correct away and towards. Paced on the walk, high stepping a little and not settling into a flowing side gait. Preferred the movement of No.1