• Show Date: 08/08/2018
  • Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
  • Judged by: Jo Strong Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 02/11/2020

Vale Of Glamorgan Agricultural Society


Thank you to the officers and committee for inviting me to judge and especially to all who entered their dogs under me, it was a pleasure to go over so many quality Whippets.  Thanks also to my steward who looked after me so well. It was a shame that we had to move inside due to the weather but the ring was still a decent size.  

Puppy 6 (1) 

1st Snelgrove’s Kamasal Starlight Rascal at Huntinghill, 6m fawn & white parti bitch of super quality and size. It was her first show and she showed her socks off, lovely expression, nice head & eye with neat ears, long arched neck, good shoulder and return of upper arm, good pasterns, lovely curvy shape into good rear angulation, moved true in all directions.  Pleased to see her go on to take HPG1, she has the foundations of a very bright future. 

2nd Webber’s Zoraden Paint it Black, 11m Brindle dog with dark mask who has matured into a lovely boy. Everything about him screams fit for function, good strong front with a good depth of chest, nice tuck up and strong well arched loin, well constructed muscled rear which gave him plenty of drive around the ring, deserved his 2nd today in a strong class. 

3rd Turnbull’s Together Forever at Turnstone 

Junior 2(0) 

1st Turnbull’s Turnstone Red Hot Diva, 11m fawn bitch, another quality puppy, unlucky to meet the puppy winner today. Good feminine head with nice oval eyes, good lay of shoulder, excellent depth and tuck up, nice turn of stifle with well let down hocks, neat feet, sound coming and going. 

2nd Mulligan’s Oakbark Making History at Ashkyem, 18m Brindle & White Parti dog, a lot to like about this boy, good shoulder & return of upper arm, good bone & feet with nicely sprung pasterns, good tuck up and well muscled rear, moved true, I just preferred the overall shape of 1st. 

PG 9(2) 

1st Whitmore’s Whitleara Truly Scrumpy, 3y Dark Brindle Bitch, who caught my eye entering the ring and did not disappoint, well filled front, with long neck into good shoulders, lovely curvy underline into a moderately angulated rear, good bend of stifle with short hock, excelled in profile movement and true coming and going, pleased to award her RBOB. 

2nd Richards-Healion’s Clynecourt Colour me Classy, nearly 2y old fawn & white Bitch, close decision with 1st, sweet head with good ears, nice length of neck, good shoulders, lovely curves and topline, well made rear, with good let down hocks, moved true but slightly unsettled today. 

3rd Jones’ Glantam Gabrielle of Galemira 


OD 6(2) 

1st Glithero, Philo & Waugh’s Layways Northern Lights over Coppershell 2y old Brindle dog, Slightly taller than I would prefer but what lovely flowing lines, nice head & eye, good neck, strong front with good pasterns & feet, nice shoulder lay, great topline and underline, moved so effortlessly around the ring, which won him this class. 

2nd Russell’s Palmik Depeche Mode at Arjuna, 3y old Brindle dog, lovely for size, lovely head & eye, good ears, good bone and neat feet, well laid shoulder into nice curvy shape, good bend of stifle, well muscled rear quarters with nice low hocks, moved well. 

3rd Snelgrove’s Huntinghill Jazztastic 

OB 8(0) 

Well what can I say about this class, some super quality and the top 3 could change places so easily another day. 

1st Turnbull’s Turnstone Mamma Mia, 5y old Fawn Bitch, so feminine and elegant with smooth flowing lines, good head & eye with strong underjaw and good ears, lovely neck into great shoulders, good infill and depth, neat feet. Shapely under line with good spring of rib and a gentle rise over the loin, which she held on the move.  Strong rear quarters which she used to her advantage to drive around the ring, true coming and going. My BOB and pleased to see her take HG2. 

2nd Snelgrove’s Huntinghill Jazzmatazz 7y old Fawn & white Parti Bitch, who has aged superbly, from her performance today you would never have guessed her age. Beautiful shape, great size, lovely head, oval eye, great ears, lovely neck into the nicest of shoulder, great topline, well rounded rear, good angulation into well let down hocks. Moved with ease and true both ways. Challenged closely for 1st. 

3rd Jones’ Glantam Gabrielle of Galemira. 


Jo Strong