• Date: 25/11/2018
  • Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
  • Judge: Jane Eyeington Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 10/12/2018

North Midlands & Eastern Counties Cocker Spaniel Club

North Midlands & Eastern Counties Cocker Spaniel Club

Sunday 25th November 2018

Judge – Mrs Jane Eyeington (Meadowdale)

I would like to thank the hard working committee of this lovely show, for their kind invitation to judge, which was complete with a fabulous Christmas dinner. To my stewards for keeping me in order all day. But most of all to the exhibitors for the pleasure of your lovely dogs with many close decisions

Minor Puppy Dog (1,0)

1. Mr & Mrs Lowery - Amaroanne Theos

What a fabulous way to start the day, and oh my, what a little cracker, just fell for this lovely b/r dog, showing such potential at his grand age of 6 months and 3 days!! He is a real eye catcher and full of quality. Nothing is overdone, compact, sturdy, and so well put together. He has a well proportioned head, with good length and depth to the foreface combined with a lovely dark kind eye. Neck flowing into a firm topline and well set on tail. He has the most super development of forechest and ribcage, with a short loin. Having well boned limbs and tight cat feet. A pleasure to watch on the move, free and positive – BPIS & BMPIS

Minor Puppy Bitch (4,1)

1. Mrs & Mr Williams - Amaroanne Athena At Wilmerella

Quality b/r puppy showing lots of promise, litter sister to MPD winner, and very similar in stamp. Showing herself off to advantage with her ever wagging tail and typical bustling movement. She is compact in silhouette, needing time to come up on the leg slightly. Lovely feminine head, with melting expression, strong and sturdy body, wouldn’t want her to carry any more weight! Firm topline, with a well set on and carried tail. Precise and positive on the move

2. Mrs Wyeth - Fendrove Legally Blonde

Another lovely bitch at only 7 months old this golden has an appealing outline when stood, just needing to fill her frame a little more. She has the most delightful head and expression, being well proportioned, good width and depth to the muzzle and those lovely dark eyes. Her clean neck flowing well into a firmly held topline, enough depth for her age, well angulated hindquarters. A happy mover, not quite as clean in front today as winner. Well handled and shown in good coat

3. Mr & Mrs Wheatley - Amaroanne Aphrodite At Melandroy

Puppy Dog (5,2)

1. Mr & Mrs Lowery - Amaroanne Apollo

Most appealing b/r dog at just 6 months old. At his first show and not a care in the world, loved his happy and outgoing demeanour. Everything is just right for his age. He has a compact body shape, just needing to come up on the leg to balance. He has a kind and gentle expression, super depth and spring to the ribcage, well boned limbs and tight feet. So happy on the move, being true fore and aft

2. Mrs Thomas - Claramand Daybreak

Black & Tan dog nearly 10 months old and today had his silly head on and providing his handler with a bit of a challenge! Of a different stamp to winner, a little more of him all through When stacked this young dog has a pleasing outline. He has a lovely masculine head, well balanced with strength to the foreface and the most endearing expression if a little mischievous. Clean neck of good length, firm topline, good depth all through, well angulated hindquarters. A true mover, just not showing himself off. In lovely coat and condition.

3. Mr & Mrs Marsden - Chativore Winter Solstice

Puppy Bitch (4,1)

1. Mrs Thomas - Claramand Contrary

Black & Tan and sister to 2nd in puppy dog. Very similar in shape and make but this bitch certainly showing herself off to advantage. She is top end for size, but all in proportion and square in outline. She has a lovely head, it is well proportioned, gentle dark eye with well set ears. Her neck is clean and of good length and seamlessly flowing into a well held topline. Well developed though the ribcage and forechest. Hindquarters show a good bend of stifle which she used to advantage on the move to drive around the ring. Well presented and shown - RBPIS

2. Roberts & Smith - Rayol Night Shadow

Very feminine 9 month old black bitch, of a smaller stature. Liked her strong and compact body, needing to come up on the leg a fraction. She has a lovely feminine head, such a kind and loving expression, with good depth to the flews and chiselling, not quite as clean in the neck. Liked her well developed body with good depth and well boned limbs onto super compact feet. Hindquarters show a well bent stifle and is short hock to heel. Moving out happily and true

3. Mr & Mrs Wheatley - Amaroanne Aphrodite At Melandroy

Junior Dog (2,1)

1. Mr & Mrs Marsden - Chativore Winter Solstice

11 month old b/r dog, previously 3rd in the puppy dog class. Just needing time to mature into his frame. Loved his happy and up for anything attitude. He is top end for size and not quite the body as yet, but he has plenty of time on his side. He has a masculine head, with a lovely clean dark eye, with a kind and cheeky expression. He has a good length of neck and firm topline, having a little more length to the loin. Nicely boned limbs and hindquarters are well angulated. On the move he showed his ever wagging tail and true fore and aft.

Junior Bitch (5,2)

1. Shinkfield & Lester - Quettadene Touch The Stars JW

Beautiful 16 month old black bitch, immaculately presented, thought her to be oh so smart. Loved her size, substance and femininity. Showing all the virtues, and quality in abundance. She has lovely balance and construction and shown in first class coat and condition. She has the most appealing head, feminine with the desired squareness to the muzzle and well chiselled. Dark kind eyes giving the soft and gentle expression. Neck is clean and of a good length flowing seamlessly into a strong level topline. The body is well developed with a super spring to the ribs, and brisket reaching down to the elbow. Her loin is strong and short coupled. She stands on well boned legs and tight cat like feet. Strong in quarters with a good width of thigh and bend to the stifle. Moving showed power reach and drive – Delighted to award her BIS

2. Mrs Marris-Bray - Helenwood Illusion

Black bitch 16 months old, presenting a lovely shape and outline when stood. Thought her to be just right for size, balance and feminine all through. She has a lovely well shaped head, dark kind eye. Good length of neck flowing into a firm topline, enough depth and ribbing, well boned limbs and lovely tight feet. Liked her hindquarters, they have a good width of thigh and bend of stifle, being short hock to heel. She is a happy and has the typical bustle on the move

3. Mrs Mitchell - Glowhill Eastern Promise

Special Yearling Dog or Bitch (5,2)

1. Mrs Marris-Bray - Helenwood Illusion

Repeat Junior bitch

2. Mr Needham - Snowgate Gold Edition At Merryhaze

Pleasing outline on this 19 month old golden dog, he is compact and sturdy with well balanced body lines. He has the most handsome head, showing good balance and well chiselled with kind dark expressive eyes. Well developed through the body, well sprung ribs and short loin. He stands on well boned limbs and tight feet. Shown in good coat, a happy mover just not as true as winner today, showing good drive in profile

3. Mrs Fenwick - Oakrosa Raffe

Maiden Dog or Bitch (3,2)

1. Mrs Thomas - Rauberlein’s Jaxon Of Claramand

Golden dog just a year old, he has a lovely shape when stood unfortunately he did not seem settled or show himself off today, but would be a different dog with more confidence. Soundly built with good substance all through. Masculine head, nicely squared muzzle, dark kind eye, lovely length of neck, chest down to the elbow. Well angulated hindquarters, today tending to stand with his hocks angled underneath him. Needs to settle on the move to come together

Novice Dog or Bitch (4,1)

1. Mrs Mitchell - Glowhill Silver Angel

13 month old b/r, like the compact and feminine outline of this young bitch. Nothing is overdone on her and she shows herself off with confidence. Pretty head, with good balance, dark eye but would like a tighter rim. Good length to the neck, nicely sprung ribs and firm level topline. Moderate hindquarters and short hock to heel and lovely tight feet. Moving with a typical cocker bustle and wagging tail.

2. Mr Varnam - Shanaudvarn Maggie Moo

Liver bitch 22 months old, of a different stamp to winner, slightly longer cast, winning her place with her powerful and happy movement. She is feminine but has strength and substance. Melting expression, good clean neck, level topline, enough depth, well boned limbs and good width to the hindquarters. Moved with enthusiasm and correct footfall

3. Mrs Thomas - Rauberlein’s Jaxon Of Claramand

Graduate Dog or Bitch (9,1)

1. Miss Clifford - Serci After Dark At Shadow Amor of Chamford (Imp)

A class of nice dogs right down the line, and on a different day…..

Very smart 2 year old b/r dog, who showed his socks off and making his presence known. Liked his overall body proportions and clean compact outline. When stood he has a lovely silhouette, flowing from nose to tail. He has a masculine head which is well proportioned with the desired work, and soft gentle expression from those dark eyes. Clean neck of good length, well sprung ribs, well boned limbs and cat like feet. He has strength through the body, keeping a firm and level topline. Pleasing hindquarters, with good width of thigh and well let down hocks. Moved with power reach and drive, and in harmony with his handler. Immaculately presented and coat in full bloom. Pleased to award him RBIS & BOS

2. Mrs Anderson - Cassom Caravaggio At Linchael JW

Another cracking 2 year old b/r youngster. So much to like on this dog and quality in abundance. Loved his outline and substance. In profile showing to be compact and balanced. He has a natural presence and nice to go over. Masculine and proportionate head, with dark melting eyes. Strong neck, deep through the brisket and width all through. Super spring of rib and short coupled, well rounded bum. Moving true both fore and aft, with good width behind. On the final move round not keeping as firm a topline as winner. In lovely coat and condition

3. Mrs Marris-Bray - Helenwood Illusion

Post Graduate Dog or Bitch (3,2)

1. Mrs Saunders - Moonstryer Eliza Tayor At Oxfordogs

Happy and outgoing 2 year old b/r bitch. Very feminine all through. Thought her to be well developed through the body but slightly longer cast. She has a balanced head, with a good length to the foreface, with a good stop, kind dark eyes. She has strength to the ribcage and well developed forechest, with well boned limbs. On the move she is positive and true with the ever wagging tail

Veteran Dog or Bitch (5,1)

1. Mrs Hutson - Carmelfair Tarrarrah At Stobytill

In fine fettle, and beautifully presented, 8 year old b/r bitch. Loved her compact and sturdy outline, she has elegance and substance combined. Feminine head, well proportioned with the desired chiselling and those gentle kind dark eyes. Neck of good length flowing into a firmly held topline. She is well developed through the body with big ribs and short coupled. Using her hindquarters to drive around the ring and in harmony with her handler - BVIS

2. Mr Needham - Merryhaze Martini

WOW, this bitch is quite amazing, at 13 years old she can show most how it is done, I wish I had 2 first place cards, both were very deserving. Again, she has a lovely outline when stood, square and compact. Being a pale b/r, she hardly showed her age at all. Pleasing and balanced head, with a kind dark eye. Well developed through the body with a good spring of rib. Where this bitch came alive was on the move, she was like a spring chicken, she stormed around the ring, so happy and proud of herself. Congratulations to the owners for keeping her in such super condition

3. Mrs Fenwick - Alisma Anton

Spec Open Dog or Bitch R/G/Blk&Tan/Liver&Tan (2,0)

1. Mrs Wyeth - Fendrove Chippendale

Smart and well presented 2 year old golden dog. He has a pleasing outline with strength and substance through the body. Shown in good coat and condition, carrying the right amount of weight. Lovely masculine head with a soft expression

, nicely squared off flews and length to the foreface. Good depth to the ribcage, with a firm topline, a fraction longer in loin, well angulated hindquarters. Animated mover, carried his tail a little higher, true fore and aft

2. Mrs Fenwick - Oakrosa Raffe

B&T dog 19 months old, such a happy chap but not making it easy for his handler today. A more refined dog all through, retaining his masculinity. His head has balance, with a good length to the foreface and lovely dark eye. Brisket is down to the elbow, slightly longer cast, nicely bent stifles, Shown in good coat and condition. Moving out with confidence and drive

Spec Open Dog or Bitch (any other colour) (2,0)

1. Mrs Glendinning - Plaiglen D’Artagnon

Beautifully presented and in lovely condition this mature 4 year old b/r dog certainly looks a picture on the stack. He has an impressive outline, compact and solid in stature. He has a lovely flow. Quality head, showing good balance and nicely squared flews, dark expressive eyes, giving a gentle expression. Clean neck of good length, into well placed shoulders, well developed in forechest and ribcage. He has well boned limbs and tight neat feet. Hindquarters have a little more angulation, short hocks. Liked his precise and positive movement. One considered for top honours, just losing his topline when stood in the final challenge

2. Mrs Fenwick - Alisma Anton

8 year old b/r dog, 3ed previously in veteran class. More refined all through than winner and slightly longer cast. He has good balance to his head, with a good length to the foreface, and depth to the flew, a kind dark eye. Neck of good length flowing well into his topline. He has enough depth to the brisket and spring of rib. Hindquarters show a well bent stifle and being short hock to heel. Showing his happy personality on the move and good drive

Special beginners Dog or Bitch (4,2)

1. Miss Clifford - Serci After Dark At Shadow Amor of Chamford (Imp)

Repeat graduate

2. Mrs Fenwick - Oakrosa Raffe

Repeat Sp Open

Bred By the Exhibitor (6,3)

1. Mrs Hutson - Stobytill Hippy Hippy Shake

Lots to like about this 19 month old dark b/r bitch, she has a pleasing outline when stood along with a well developed body presenting a balanced picture. Most feminine of heads, nicely shaped, with dark expressive eyes. Neck of good length smoothly flowing into a firm topline. Liked her depth and forechest, with the ribs well sprung, short coupled with a good bend of stifle. Neat short hocks and tight feet. On the move shows correct footfalls. Put down in full bloom

2. Miss Vere - Adrona Diamond Delight

Shapely 4 year old black bitch, thought her to be very feminine, well balanced and proportionate. She has an appealing head very soft in expression, with lovely dark eyes. Clean neck, enough depth, not the development through the body as winner, short coupled to give the compact outline. Strong in quarters to drive around the ring with a merry action

3. Mr Varnam - Shanaudvarn Maggie Moo

Not bred by the exhibitor (7,4)

1. Mrs Anderson - Cassom Caravaggio At Linchael JW

Repeat Graduate

2. Mrs Fenwick - Alisma Anton

Repeat Sp Open

3. Mr Varnam - Cachel Snowqueen At Shanaudvarn

Mid Limit Dog or Bitch (4,1)

1. Mr Needham - Merryhaze Thats Jazz

Confident and smart 5 year old black bitch, a bit of a fidget and raring to go on the move. She has a shapely silhouette on the stack, with a nice flow about her. Her head is balanced with a good length to the foreface, and nicely squared flews. Kind dark eyes with a hint of mischief! She has strength through the body with a good spring to the ribs. On the move she stormed around the ring showing good drive from the rear. Well presented and in full coat

2. Mrs Williams - Wilmerella Storm Bird

20 month old b/r bitch, Of a different stamp to winner, a fraction shorter on the leg. Very feminine and kind in expression. She has a proportionate head, with a lovely dark eye. Good length of neck which has a lovely flow into her firm topline. Ribs are well developed, slightly longer in loin, strong hindquarters and super tight feet. She is positive and true on the move

3. Mr & Mrs Jaggers - Plaiglen Penny Farthing at Jaraina

Open Dog (2,1)

1. Mrs Marris-Bray - Helenwood Islander

Beautifully presented golden dog who is 2 years of age, loved his outgoing and merry nature. Having a slightly larger frame but such a balanced outline. Thought him to be shapely, sturdy and short coupled. Balanced masculine head shape, with a good length to the foreface and squared flew, dark eyes giving a melting expression. His clean neck is of a good length and flowing well into a firm topline. He has enough depth with a good spring to the ribs. He used his well angulated hindquarter to drive around the ring, with his merry action. One that was up there for top honours

Open Bitch (2,0)

1. Mrs Sewell - Wintonia Hidden Gem At Quattrozampe

2 year old dark b/r bitch, typical merry cocker. Liked her size, substance and femininity. Pretty head, showing good balance and sweet expression. Strong neck flowing well into a firm and level topline. She has super depth and spring to the ribcage, with a well developed forechest. A fraction longer in loin, hindquarters are well bent and showing good muscle tone, nice and short hock to heel. Standing on well boned limbs and tight feet. On the move was true fore and aft with good drive from the rear

2. Mrs Hutson - Stobytill Shake Ya Booty

3 year old pale b/r bitch, thought this bitch had a pleasing outline when stood, compact and feminine. She has an appealing head, with a kind and gentle expression from those dark eyes. The brisket is down to the elbow, but not quite the development of body of winner. Short coupled and strong hindquarters. Beautifully presented and moved with enthusiasm and in harmony with her handler

Stakes

Open Dog or Bitch (1,0)

1. Mrs Fenwick - Alisma Anton

Repeat Sp Open