• Date: 27/08/2018
  • Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
  • Judge: Lisa Barrett Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 05/11/2018

Leicester City Canine Society

My thanks to Leicester City Canine Society for the very well run friendly show and to my stewards for helping everything run smoothly. I was very pleased with the quality of the dogs, all were shown in clean condition.

Puppy. (2,0) 1. Sims Mullaboy Magic Man For Snowspeeder. B&W dog, 9 ½ months old. Quality baby who caught my eye straight away. He has everything in the right places at this young age and is of an ideal size. Very excitable boy, balanced and moderate angles front and rear, moved well holding his topline and tracking correctly. He has a cheeky expression, with his dark eye framed by well set on ears. Catlike feet and decent bone. Lots to like about him and I will watch his career with great interest. Delighted to see the group judge agreed and gave him Utility Puppy Group 1 as well.

2. Alcock Kayjule Kepler At Dalspartan. 6 month old B&W dog, raw baby nicely put together and of ideal size, really liked his head, kind expression with dark eye. Catlike feet, level topline, which he held well on the move. He has a very good temperament. He moved out well and was nicely balanced but just a little less together at this stage than the winner.

Junior. (2,0) Repeat of puppy class. 

Post Graduate. (6, 2). Tough class as any could’ve had a 1st on a different day.

1. Norgrove Sassydals Slingsby Firefly. Almost 3 yrs B&W bitch. I last judged this girl as a yearling and she has matured beautifully since then. Gorgeous head and appealing expression using her ears well to frame her face. She has a long elegant neck leading to level topline, which she held well on the move. Excellent front, deep chest and well sprung ribs. She has plenty of bone but still retains her elegance. Moderate angles front and rear and well let down hocks. She comes into her own on the move where she is just effortless and could clearly go all day. BOB.

2. Baker Lancelot Des Landes D’Irose (IMP FRA). 3 yr old B&W dog. Appealing spotty face with masculine head, attractive kind expression and the darkest of eyes. He has plenty of bone with strong front, deep chest and good shoulder, moderate angulation and is well muscled with a well developed second thigh. He moved well with drive considering the limited space of the ring. He would need a larger ring to appreciate his movement more.

Open. (3, 2). Gibbs Phadante Mr Blue Sky JW. 2 ½ year old B&W dog. Stood alone in the class but a worthy winner. All male dog, stylish, with an attractive masculine head with well framed ears, strong front with deep chest and well sprung ribs. The darkest of eyes and most appealing expression. Well angled front and rear which is demonstrated when he is on the move with excellent reach and drive holding his topline well. He’s another who would’ve benefitted from a bigger ring today. He just lost his topline on the stand in the challenge for best of breed. RBOB.