• Date: 25/10/2018
  • Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
  • Judge: Kathy Gorman Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 05/11/2018

Lagotto Romagnolo Club of Great Britain

Lagotto Romagnolo Club of Great Britain Open Single Breed Show 25th October 2018

I would like to thank the Lagotto Romagnolo Club of Great Britain for inviting me to judge their Open show. I was made very welcome by the committee and exhibitors alike and there was a lovely atmosphere around the ring, at this, the first dog show to be held at the newly-opened Margaret Everton Pavilion. The overall quality of exhibits was excellent and the lovely temperament of this charming breed really shone through.

Veteran Dog (2 Entries)

1 Lightfoot's Gaesten Just Jago At Joydon. Reserve Best Dog and Best Veteran. Pleasing, typical outline with sufficient leg length in relation to length from withers to elbow. Well proportioned head. Good depth of chest and correct topline sloping slightly from withers to croup. Good length of upper and lower thigh. Moved soundly with lots of drive from the rear. Woolly coat texture.

2 Nelson's Gaesten Zippy Zingo At Nelbekio RL4. Very compact outline and shown in excellent curly, woolly coat and muscular condition. Nice round eye with intelligent expression; good skull and muzzle shape. Correct front and rear angulation. Just not quite the leg length, compared to length from withers to elbow of my winner, but a very nice example of the breed. Moved well on good feet.

Puppy Dog (2 Entries)

 1 Ferguson's Crispino Della Caveja. Best Puppy in Show. Two lovely puppies, my winner was just a little more mature. Lovely outline; excellent head, eye and expression. Good ear placement and carriage. Strong neck, sufficient depth of chest and width of chest infront. Nicely angulated fore and aft; hocks well let down and of good strength. Moved soundly both coming and going.

2 Bridge's Radiva Baby Ocean. Another lovely puppy and similar comments apply as to my winner but just had a slightly longer muzzle than my winner. Nice ear size and carried well. Good bone and spring of rib. Moved soundly both coming and going.

Junior Dog (3 Entries)

1 Nelson, Ferguson & Barker's Mizani Dioro Over Savio. Best Dog and Best in Show. Beautiful, typical outline with a distictive rustic appearance. Excellent head with nice round eye, intelligent expression and good ear carriage. Correct lips and large open nose. Excellent angulation fore and aft; good length of leg being slightly longer than the length from withers to elbow. Short, strong loin; good length of upper and lower thigh; well let down strong hocks. Lovely woolly textured coat, full of curls. Moved soundly and freely on good feet.

2 Tollerfield's Gaesten Top Tinker. Not quite as confident on the move as my winner. Correct round eye shape; eyes well placed, not too close together; large open nose. Correct body proportions and good strong topline. Moved a little close behind.

3 Bowers' Niente de Niente des Hauts Forets de Galgals

Novice Dog (1 Entry)

1 Pateson's Fullforge Fine & Dandy. Dificult to go over as he needs some further ring training. Nicely proportioned head with good skull to muzzle ratio; nice ear size and shape. Good depth of chest and sufficient bone. Good length of leg compared to length from withers to elbow. Good length of upper and lower thigh. Movement rather difficult to assess but moved a little close behind.

Post Graduate Dog (4 Entries, 1 withdrawn)

1 Gaesten Top Tinker

2 Walker's Euonia Bluebell Boy. I preferred the head of my winner as his eyes were slightly further apart. Nice front angulation; good depth of chest and excellent width of upper and lower thigh. Nice spring of rib and well let down, strong hocks. Good woolly coat texture. Moved a little close behind.

 3 Fullforge Fine & Dandy

Limit Dog (2 Entries)

1 Williams & Carless' Rumolboys Alban Eilir. Up to size; nice topline. Good width of skull and correct muzzle to skull ratio; good ear shape and carriage; strong oval neck; nicely sprung ribcage behind elbow; sufficient bone. Short, strong loin and nicely angulated hindquarters. Moved briskly and soundly on good feet. Woolly coat.

2 Fullforge Fine & Dandy

Open Dog (2 Entries)

1 Williams & Carless' Rumolboys Smart Spitfire. Up to size; good width of skull and large open nose. Nice earset, round eye and strong muzzle. Good angulation fore and aft. Nice spring of rib, slight tuck up and strong, well muscled loin but overall slightly long compared to height. Moved well both coming and going. Pleasing woolly coat.

 2 Fullforge Fine & Dandy

Veteran Bitch (0 Entries)

Puppy Bitch (6 Entries)

1 Whittick's Moonreed Warbler. Reserve Best Puppy in Show. Overall very rustic in appearance and lovely to go over. Beautiful head, eye and expression with nice width of skull; large open nose. Excellent angulation fore and aft; nice spring of rib and short, strong loin. Good bone and feet. Nice width of upper and lower thigh and well let down hocks. Coat full of curls and of a woolly texture. Moved soundly and smoothly.

2 DeBlasi's Moonreed Bella. Another lovely puppy, just not quite the front movement of my winner. Lovely outline; nice width of skull; good ear shape and ear carriage. Good topline and nice length of upper and lower thigh. Good feet, woolly coat full of curls. Overall typical rustic appearance.

3 Mort's Radiva Baby Oh Cherrie

Junior Bitch (2 Entries, 1 Abs)

1 Clayton's Dumdiddly Brown Sugar. Nice head with good skull shape, being equal in length and width and with a strong muzzle. Nice eye and expression, good lips and open large open nose. Correct angulation infront and behind; good spring of rib and sufficient bone. Moved soundly on good feet. Shown in full coat of pleasing texture.

 Novice Bitch (2 Entries, 1 Abs)

1 Dumdiddly Brown Sugar

Post Graduate Bitch (0 Entries)

Limit Bitch (3 Entries, 2 Abs)

1 Nelson's Nelbekio Almost An Angel RL2. Lovely square outline; very feminine with nice width and length of skull and good strong muzzle. Good lips and strong underjaw. Nicely set ears, carried well. Round, expressive eyes set sufficiently well apart. Good strength of oval neck; excellent depth of chest and spring of rib leading to short, strong loin. Good length of upper and lower thigh; strong hocks. Nice feet; moved soundly.

Open Bitch (3 Entries)

1 J Williams & Carless' Fullforge Floral Dancer. Best Bitch, Res BIS and Best Opposite Sex. Lovely outline and an overall rustic appearance. Best hindquarters in the class. Lovely strength in head with good proportions of muzzle to skull. Nice thick ears of good size and shape and well set on. Open nose; strong neck; good length of shoulder and upperarm. Excellent depth of chest and spring of rib leading to short, strong loin. Good length of upper and lower thigh and well let down, strong hocks. Excellent feet; moved soundly and shown in lovely, typical coat of woolly texture and full of curls.

2 DeBlasi's Mianatra Bound To Be Blossom. Reserve Best Bitch. Another lovely bitch with a typical, rustic appearance. Nice head, eye and expression with good open nose and correct lips forming a semi-circle when viewed from infront. Carrying a little too much weight over the loin. Moved well on good feet.

 3 Nelson's Gaesten Desirable Diva At Nelbekio CW13 CJW13 RL2

Kathy Gorman

Judge

Lagotto Romagnolo Club of Great Britain Open Single Breed Show 25th October 2018

I would like to thank the Lagotto Romagnolo Club of Great Britain for inviting me to judge their Open show. I was made very welcome by the committee and exhibitors alike and there was a lovely atmosphere around the ring, at this, the first dog show to be held at the newly-opened Margaret Everton Pavilion. The overall quality of exhibits was excellent and the lovely temperament of this charming breed really shone through.

Veteran Dog (2 Entries)

1 Lightfoot's Gaesten Just Jago At Joydon. Reserve Best Dog and Best Veteran. Pleasing, typical outline with sufficient leg length in relation to length from withers to elbow. Well proportioned head. Good depth of chest and correct topline sloping slightly from withers to croup. Good length of upper and lower thigh. Moved soundly with lots of drive from the rear. Woolly coat texture.

2 Nelson's Gaesten Zippy Zingo At Nelbekio RL4. Very compact outline and shown in excellent curly, woolly coat and muscular condition. Nice round eye with intelligent expression; good skull and muzzle shape. Correct front and rear angulation. Just not quite the leg length, compared to length from withers to elbow of my winner, but a very nice example of the breed. Moved well on good feet.

Puppy Dog (2 Entries)

 1 Ferguson's Crispino Della Caveja. Best Puppy in Show. Two lovely puppies, my winner was just a little more mature. Lovely outline; excellent head, eye and expression. Good ear placement and carriage. Strong neck, sufficient depth of chest and width of chest infront. Nicely angulated fore and aft; hocks well let down and of good strength. Moved soundly both coming and going.

2 Bridge's Radiva Baby Ocean. Another lovely puppy and similar comments apply as to my winner but just had a slightly longer muzzle than my winner. Nice ear size and carried well. Good bone and spring of rib. Moved soundly both coming and going.

Junior Dog (3 Entries)

1 Nelson, Ferguson & Barker's Mizani Dioro Over Savio. Best Dog and Best in Show. Beautiful, typical outline with a distictive rustic appearance. Excellent head with nice round eye, intelligent expression and good ear carriage. Correct lips and large open nose. Excellent angulation fore and aft; good length of leg being slightly longer than the length from withers to elbow. Short, strong loin; good length of upper and lower thigh; well let down strong hocks. Lovely woolly textured coat, full of curls. Moved soundly and freely on good feet.

2 Tollerfield's Gaesten Top Tinker. Not quite as confident on the move as my winner. Correct round eye shape; eyes well placed, not too close together; large open nose. Correct body proportions and good strong topline. Moved a little close behind.

3 Bowers' Niente de Niente des Hauts Forets de Galgals

Novice Dog (1 Entry)

1 Pateson's Fullforge Fine & Dandy. Dificult to go over as he needs some further ring training. Nicely proportioned head with good skull to muzzle ratio; nice ear size and shape. Good depth of chest and sufficient bone. Good length of leg compared to length from withers to elbow. Good length of upper and lower thigh. Movement rather difficult to assess but moved a little close behind.

Post Graduate Dog (4 Entries, 1 withdrawn)

1 Gaesten Top Tinker

2 Walker's Euonia Bluebell Boy. I preferred the head of my winner as his eyes were slightly further apart. Nice front angulation; good depth of chest and excellent width of upper and lower thigh. Nice spring of rib and well let down, strong hocks. Good woolly coat texture. Moved a little close behind.

 3 Fullforge Fine & Dandy

Limit Dog (2 Entries)

1 Williams & Carless' Rumolboys Alban Eilir. Up to size; nice topline. Good width of skull and correct muzzle to skull ratio; good ear shape and carriage; strong oval neck; nicely sprung ribcage behind elbow; sufficient bone. Short, strong loin and nicely angulated hindquarters. Moved briskly and soundly on good feet. Woolly coat.

2 Fullforge Fine & Dandy

Open Dog (2 Entries)

1 Williams & Carless' Rumolboys Smart Spitfire. Up to size; good width of skull and large open nose. Nice earset, round eye and strong muzzle. Good angulation fore and aft. Nice spring of rib, slight tuck up and strong, well muscled loin but overall slightly long compared to height. Moved well both coming and going. Pleasing woolly coat.

 2 Fullforge Fine & Dandy

Veteran Bitch (0 Entries)

Puppy Bitch (6 Entries)

1 Whittick's Moonreed Warbler. Reserve Best Puppy in Show. Overall very rustic in appearance and lovely to go over. Beautiful head, eye and expression with nice width of skull; large open nose. Excellent angulation fore and aft; nice spring of rib and short, strong loin. Good bone and feet. Nice width of upper and lower thigh and well let down hocks. Coat full of curls and of a woolly texture. Moved soundly and smoothly.

2 DeBlasi's Moonreed Bella. Another lovely puppy, just not quite the front movement of my winner. Lovely outline; nice width of skull; good ear shape and ear carriage. Good topline and nice length of upper and lower thigh. Good feet, woolly coat full of curls. Overall typical rustic appearance.

3 Mort's Radiva Baby Oh Cherrie

Junior Bitch (2 Entries, 1 Abs)

1 Clayton's Dumdiddly Brown Sugar. Nice head with good skull shape, being equal in length and width and with a strong muzzle. Nice eye and expression, good lips and open large open nose. Correct angulation infront and behind; good spring of rib and sufficient bone. Moved soundly on good feet. Shown in full coat of pleasing texture.

 Novice Bitch (2 Entries, 1 Abs)

1 Dumdiddly Brown Sugar

Post Graduate Bitch (0 Entries)

Limit Bitch (3 Entries, 2 Abs)

1 Nelson's Nelbekio Almost An Angel RL2. Lovely square outline; very feminine with nice width and length of skull and good strong muzzle. Good lips and strong underjaw. Nicely set ears, carried well. Round, expressive eyes set sufficiently well apart. Good strength of oval neck; excellent depth of chest and spring of rib leading to short, strong loin. Good length of upper and lower thigh; strong hocks. Nice feet; moved soundly.

Open Bitch (3 Entries)

1 J Williams & Carless' Fullforge Floral Dancer. Best Bitch, Res BIS and Best Opposite Sex. Lovely outline and an overall rustic appearance. Best hindquarters in the class. Lovely strength in head with good proportions of muzzle to skull. Nice thick ears of good size and shape and well set on. Open nose; strong neck; good length of shoulder and upperarm. Excellent depth of chest and spring of rib leading to short, strong loin. Good length of upper and lower thigh and well let down, strong hocks. Excellent feet; moved soundly and shown in lovely, typical coat of woolly texture and full of curls.

2 DeBlasi's Mianatra Bound To Be Blossom. Reserve Best Bitch. Another lovely bitch with a typical, rustic appearance. Nice head, eye and expression with good open nose and correct lips forming a semi-circle when viewed from infront. Carrying a little too much weight over the loin. Moved well on good feet.

 3 Nelson's Gaesten Desirable Diva At Nelbekio CW13 CJW13 RL2

Kathy Gorman

Judge