• Date: 14/10/2018
  • Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
  • Judge: John Shaw Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 05/11/2018

Northern Counties Gundog Club

Northern Counties Gundog Club        Sunday 14th October 2018


Many thanks to the Committee for inviting me to judge this friendly and well organised show. Also thanks to my very friendly and efficient steward. All dogs had correct bites but I was surprised to find one monorchid dog. In the Golden Retrievers, tail carriage, particularly on the move, still leaves a lot to be desired.


Golden Retrievers:

Puppy: 5, 2abs. 1.Robinson’s Baricia Emporio Diamond. A lovely pale 11 month old dog. Symmetrical and balanced outline. A balanced head and skull set on a good length of clean and muscular neck. Shoulders well laid back. Good deep and well sprung ribs. Short coupled. Well let down hocks and round and cat-like feet. Moved with power and drive.   BP. & BPIS.  2. Ellis’ Tenfield Rex Imperator. Not a lot to choose between this 10 month old, mid-gold dog and my first place. Compact and symmetrical. A nice balanced head, set on a good length of clean neck. Close fitting elbows with good angulation. Level top-line. Short-coupled. Well bent stifles and straight when viewed from rear. Lovely round and cat-like feet.3.Hill & Smith’s Megarvey Santorini.

Junior: 4, 1abs  1. Duke’s Quakerhall Royal Bounty at Cadellard. I have watched this 15 month  

old pale bitch’s sisters doing well in the ring and she did not disappoint. A balanced and

symmetrical outline with a balanced head and well chiselled skull. Good length of neck. Short-

coupled with good depth of rib. Level top-line and correct tail-set. Good second thighs and well

bent stifles. Round and cat-like feet. Moved with powerful and drive. Straight and true in front and

rear. 2. Vicars’ Peersbrook Game Set Match. A pale 12 month old dog. Just needs time to mature

more. Symmetrical outline and a nice balanced head and skull, set on a good length of neck. Good

front angulation and close fitting elbows. Deep through heart. Round and cat-like feet. Moved with

power and drive.  3. Wright’s Palton Pavarotti.

Graduate: 5. 1. Ellis’ Tenfield Dark and Stormy. A very nice compact 2 year old, golden dog whom I have watched for quite a while and I was not disappointed when I eventually got my hands on him. Symmetrical and balanced outline. A balanced, well chiselled, head and skull. Good

length of clean and muscular neck. Straight forelegs with good bone. Balanced, short-coupled body and  deep through heart. Well sprung and good second thighs. Round and cat-like feet. Well set on tail, carried level with back on the move. Moved straight and true in front and rear and with power and drive, with a long free stride. Well deserved BOB & GR4.  2. Duke’s Quakerhall Royal Bounty at Cadellard.   3. Robinson’s Lamancha Keep the Faith

Post Graduate: 4.  1.Gibson’s Gillbryan Fairydust at Gemmarique. Pale five and a half year old

bitch. Symmetrical outline. Nice balanced head with a good length of neck. Well laid back

shoulders. Short-coupled and deep through ribs. Loin and legs strong and muscular. Good second

thighs. Good tail-set on with tail carried level on the move. Moved with a long, free stride,with

power and drive. Moved straight and true in front and rear.2. Wright’s Palton Panetela. A 5 year old

golden dog. Close thing with first place. Symmetrical and balanced outline, with a balanced

masculine head. Good length of neck. Balanced and short coupled body with close fitting elbows

and deep through heart. Good bend of stifle with hocks well let down and straight when viewed

from rear. Round and cat-like feet. Moved with power and drive and straight and true in front and

rear. 3. Vicars’ Peersbrook Game Set Match.

Open: 5, 1abs.  1. Hill & Smith’s Megarvey Maliboo. JW. A 4 year old, mid-gold bitch.

Symmetrical and balanced outline. A balanced, well chiselled head , set on good, clean, length of neck. Forelegs straight with good bone and well laid back shoulders. Elbows close fitting. Level top-line and short-coupled. Deep through heart and well sprung. Loin and legs strong and muscular with good second thighs. Round and cat-like feet. Moved with power and drive, with a long free stride which was straight and true in front and rear. 2. Ellis’ Tenfield Dash of Pepper. JW. Compact four and a half year old, golden bitch. Mother of BOB. Symmetrical and balanced outline. Forelegs straight with good bone. Well laid back shoulders and  close fitting elbows. Deep through heart. Hocks well let down. Round and cat-like feet. Moved with drive 3. Taylor’s Stormford Honeysuckle ShCM.


Labrador Retrievers:  

Junior: 1. 1. Roberts’ Bronia Yokanga Gold. 12 month old yellow bitch. Strongly built and short-coupled. Broad in skull with good defined stop. Broad and deep through chest and ribs. Shoulders long and sloping. Forelegs well boned and straight from elbow to ground. Chest of good width and depth, with well sprung barrel ribs. Well developed hindquarters. Correct ‘Otter’ tail. Covered ground well on move.

Post Graduate: 1.  1. Roberts’ Stormrose Royal Occasion. 2 year old yellow dog. Strongly built and short coupled. Good broad masculine head with well defined stop. Clean , strong neck. Forelegs well boned and straight from elbow to ground. Chest of good width and depth with well sprung barrel ribs. No excessive weight. Well developed hindquarters with well turned stifle. Covered ground well, moving straight and true in front and rear. Well deserved BOB. Just preferred him to his father.

Open: 2, 1abs.  1. Roberts’ Stormrose Golden Fortune JW. ShCM. Six and a half year old yellow dog. Strongly built and short-coupled with a broad skull and well defined stop. Good width and depth of chest. Well developed hindquarters and level top-line continued through to tail and ‘Otter tail’. Hocks well let down. Round, compact feet. Free moving and covered the ground well.

Flatcoated Retriever:

Graduate: 4.  1. Huyton’s Go With The Flow Dreams Can Be Joyful By Hightyne (Imp Nld). 11 month old bitch. Still rather immature but has quality. Long and nicely moulded, flat, moderately broad skull with small and well set on ears. Long and strong jaws. Forelegs straight with good bone and a deep and fairly broad chest. Round and strong feet. Movement free and flowing. Good dense coat. Legs and tail well feathered. Preferred head to second place. BP.

 2. Huyton’s Gladpenny Kiss From A Rose By Hightyne. Two and a half year old bitch. Long and nicely moulded head with a slight stop. Head well set on good length of neck. Forelegs straight with good bone. Chest deep and fairly broad. Free and Flowing on the move.  3.Nicholson & Brown’s Everblack Backseat Driver.

Open: 2.  1.Nicholson & Brown’s Chanangel U’ Got The Look. 2 year old dog that still needs to mature a little. Long and nicely moulded head and slight stop. Nice length of neck and free from throatiness. Muscular hindquarters with a moderate bend of stifle. Round and strong feet.Carried tail correctly. Free and flowing movement which was straight and true in front and rear. BOB. 2. Huyton’s Hopevalley Morning Oregon For Hightyne. 3 year old dog. Long and nicely moulded head and slight stop. Forelegs straight with good bone. Deep and fairly broad chest. Moderate bend of stifle. Moved well, straight and true.

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever:

Open: 1.  1.Sharpe’s Tivalake Crystal Ball at Rosettia. A nice compact 12 month old bitch. Good head, clean cut skull, broad. Correct length of neck. Well laid back shoulders with straight strong forelegs. Well muscled with good bend of stifle. Moved well. BOB.

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Judge:    John S Shaw