• Date: 18/03/2018
  • Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
  • Judge: Jane MacLachlan Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 05/11/2018

Retford Canine Society

Thank you to the committee for inviting me to judge at this friendly show. My hat goes off to all concerned for maintaining a well- run show despite the adverse weather conditions and for the committee’s hospitality – lunch was really delicious! I also thank my steward for keeping the ring flowing and for her assistance. I thoroughly enjoyed my day of judging Labradors and my first appointment of judging golden retrievers. It was a shame there were so many absentees in both my breeds but this was very understandable given the weather. Thank you to all who entered and braved the weather to allow me to go over their lovely dogs in both breeds. I was delighted to watch my Golden Retriever BP and BOB having further success in their groups with the BP taking PG1 and the BOB being shortlisted to the last 7 but the highlight of my day was learning that the PG1 then went on to take RBPIS.

LABRADORS

Puppy (12, 10)

1st Young's Potterspiney Hidalgo – quality yellow 7 month old bitch of pleasing type who caught my attention, broad feminine head and lovely expression, pleasing outline, balanced front and rear quarters, strong neck into well placed shoulders, equal length of leg to depth of body, good bond, barrel ribs, short coupled, level top line, good turn of stifle and rear angulation, correct otter tail with good tail set, correct double coat in good condition. Moved with drive and purpose around the ring. BP

2nd Lesley's Steeleigh Miracles Happen – 8 month old back dog of nice type, broad masculine head and kind expression, pleasing outline ,strong neck into well placed shoulders, length of leg in proportion with depth of body, good bone, barrel ribs, short coupled, good turn of stifle and rear angulation. Moved well when settled covering the ground with ease.

Junior (6,4)

1st McCory's Meadovillabs Shooting Star – pretty 14 month old black bitch of nice type, pretty broad feminine head with kind expression, balanced outline with even front and rear angulation, well placed shoulders into legs that were in proportion with depth of body, good bone, barrel ribbed, short coupled level top line, correct double coat and otter tail. Moved with purpose to cover the ground with ease.

2nd Woodhall's Thirlmere Echo Falls – 13 month old black dog of nice type with lovely broad masculine head with kind expression, good reach of neck into well placed shoulders, length of leg in proportion with depth of body, barrel ribbed, short coupled, barrel ribbed, good turn of stifle, level top line, good coat. Moved soundly around the ring covering the ground well.

Post Graduate (13,8)

1st Lesley's Steeleigh Final Legacy – 2 year old black bitch of pleasing type, pleasing broad feminine head with lovely expression, good reach of neck into well placed shoulders, good bond, leg length in proportion with depth of body, tight feet, barrel ribs, short coupled, good turn of stifle, good tailset and correct otter tail. Moved with drive covering the ground with purpose. RBOB

2nd McCory's Millroseglen Make My Day With Meadovillabs – strong 4 year old yellow dog, broad masculine head and kind expression, strong neck into well placed shoulders, leg length in proportion with depth of body, barrel ribbed, good turn of stifle. Moved with purpose around the ring covering the ground well. Just preferred the movement and feet of 1.

3rd Dawson's Kowalski Espartaco IV Beskerby (Imp Est)

Open Dog (5, 3)

1st Lesley's Steeleigh Blue Print JW – quality 2 year old upstanding , strong, fit, black dog with pleasing outline and balanced throughout, broad masculine head not overdone, pleasing outline, balanced throughout, strong neck with good reach into well placed shoulders, strong, balanced front and rear quarters with good angulation, good bone, leg length in proportion with depth of body, tight feet, barrel ribs, short coupled, level top line and good tail set and double coat in excellent condition. Really liked this boy who moved effortlessly with power and drive around the ring. BOB

2nd Young's Potterspiney Richochet – 3 year old yellow dog with broad masculine head and kind expression good reach of neck into well placed shoulders, leg length in proportion with depth of body, good bond, barrel ribs, strong front quarter and good rear angulation. Moved well with purpose around the ring.

Open Bitch (4, 4)

GOLDEN RETRIEVERS

Puppy (7,4)

1 Smith’s Gold Tinkered Moon River – 11 month old (3 days short of being 12 months) cream bitch who caught my attention, lovely outline, very balanced overall, pleasing balanced feminine head with sweet expression, muscular neck of good length into well laid back shoulders, good bone and balanced body, short coupled, good second thigh, good turn of stifle, hocks well let down, nice tail set, carried tail level on the move, nice feet, moved with ease around the ring driving and reaching. She had presence in the ring and was clearly enjoying herself. I liked her very much. Thrilled to watch her take PG1 and learn later she took RBPIS. I wish her well for a promising future in the ring. BP

2 Staniland’s Terra Fiona Valanti Delimar – 9 month old very promising pale gold bitch, lovely outline, very balanced throughout, balanced feminine head and kind expression, muscular neck of good length into well laid back shoulders, good bond and balanced body, short coupled, good second thigh, well bent stifles, well let down hocks and nice feet, lovely tail set carrying her tail level. Moved well but with not as much drive and reach as 1.

3 Cole’s Two Little Mice

Junior (6,3)

1 Walker & Roberts’ Gloi Unchained Melody – 15 month darker gold bitch, pleasing to the eye, beautifully balanced overall who caught my attention, balanced feminine head, good length of neck into well laid back shoulders, good bone, short coupled, good front and rear angulation and turn of stifle, hocks well let down, nice tail set, carried tail level, moved with ease and purpose covering the ground well.

2 Staniland’s Terra Fiona Valanti Delimar

3 Cole’s Two Little Mice

Post Graduate (8,3)

1 Foreman’s Camestone Field Day at Ambersun - 2½ year old upstanding, stunning, handsome dog presented in excellent condition who caught my attention, very balanced overall, coat in beautiful condition, balanced masculine head, good length of neck into well laid back shoulders, good bone, short coupled, good front and rear angulation and turn of stifle, hocks well let down, nice tail set, carried tail level. He had presence in the ring moving with purpose, driving and reaching to cover the ground with ease. Liked him very much and delighted to see him shortlisted in the group. BOB

2 Walker & Roberts’ Gloi Unchained Melody

3 Youngson’s Linigor Teacher’s Pet at Threeveville JW

Open (7,4)

1 Walker & Roberts’ Gloi U’know Who JW – 15 month old darker gold dog who caught my attention, pleasing outline, balanced masculine head, good length of neck into well laid back shoulders, good bone, short coupled, good front and rear angulation and turn of stifle, hocks well let down, nice tail set, carried tail level, moved with drive and purpose around the ring covering the ground well. RBOB

2 Walker & Roberts’ Gloi Unchained Melody – litter sister of 1, just preferred her brother’s movement.

3 Youngson’s Threeveville Endeavour

JANE MACLACHLAN (Threerivers)