• Show Date: 06/05/2018
  • Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
  • Judged by: John Appleby Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 02/11/2020

South Of England Gundog Club

South of England Gundog Club 6th May 2018

Spaniels (Field)

My thanks to the exhibitors for some lovely dogs to go over.


1st Stone’s Sonnetend Flawless.

Very attractive 16 month bitch with serious gentle expression. Lightly built. Correctly proportioned head with good definition below the eyes. Occiput well defined. Muzzle long curving up to the nose. Correct bite and dentition. Strong neck flowing into well laid shoulders. Legs with good flat bone. Rib cage carried well back but needs to widen. Level topline and strong loin. Tail well set. Muscular thighs with moderate bend of stifle. Excellent on the move with drive and a true fore and aft action.  Dense black silky coat, right amount of feathering. RBOB

Post Graduate (2,1a)

1st    Stone’s Sonnetend Sunday Girl

18 month liver bitch.  Well proportioned head with hint of a Roman nose. Well defined Occiput. Good chiselling to foreface. Flews curving up to nose. Long neck into strong shoulders. Upper & lower arms with flat bone. Ribs deep and carried well back to strong loin. Level topline. Strong thighs, moderately angulated. Tail well set on. Good drive but movement a little loose. Weatherproof coat, not too much feathering

Open (1,0a)

1st  Tye’s Thandiwe Last Tango of Tymora ShCM

A very well presented 5 yrs dog.  A dog fit for a day’s shooting. Impressive head of correct proportions. Clean tight dark hazel eyes. Good chiselling below eyes. Good reach of neck running into level topline. Excellent dentition and scissor bite. Sloping shoulders over strong flat boned legs. Strong feet. Good depth and spring of rib. Rib cage running well back under level topline and strong loin. Well angulated hindquarters. Low hocks. Tail well set on. Moved decisively with drive. True fore and aft. Topline maintained on the move.  Straight, silky coat. BOB

John Appleby (Judge)