• Date: 18/08/2018
  • Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
  • Judge: Lorraine Long Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 05/11/2018

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club

Critique for The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Open Show on 18th August 2018

Judge: Lorraine Long (Arroline)

Thank you to the committee for the opportunity and the hospitality afforded me, I was so very honoured to have been asked to judge this show and I thoroughly enjoyed the day. My thanks also to my stewards Mrs Sylvia Lymer and Mrs Linda Goodgame for all their help on the day and to the exhibitors for entering their dogs and accepting my decisions sportingly.

All my class winners met my idea of the Breed Standard, had the temperament that I love and correct scissor bite. I will not mention this again in individual critiques.

VD (3, 0) 1 Koster’s Ch Harana Alfie Boe Black and Tan 7 year old. This boy can still move, flowed lovely around the ring, beautiful level topline both on the move and standing with long flowing rich raven black coat. On the table he is so well built, so well balanced, and was an absolute pleasure to go over, correct soft melting expression. Considered him for Best Dog. Best Veteran Dog followed by Best Veteran in Show. 2 Mangham’s Garlouchi Just Magic of Charnavale JW Blenheim 8 years old. I have judged this lovely boy before and much of what I wrote then still applies. He can still move, parallel when viewed from front and behind. Lovely well broken coat, on a well built short-coupled body shape, well balanced, correctly set on tail. Was unlucky to meet 1 today. 3 Hobbs’s Khatibi Ready Teddy Go to Beaconsfylde ShCM

MPD (9, 2) 1 Bubb & Barrett’s Wandris Evanly Legacy Blenheim 7 months old. Just loved the smart shape of this pup, great little mover, straight and true maintaining a good top line with good reach and drive, nicely built shape which is well angulated, has a gentle expression with large round eyes, still with his puppy coat and some maturing to do, but shows great promise. Best Puppy Dog. 2 Smith’s Beaudale Here We Go Again Ruby 7 months old. Very promising pup, loved his head, large dark eyes making that melting expression. Very well built with nicely balanced angulations. Moved parallel when viewed from front and behind, level topline, should mature very nicely in time. 3 Coole’s Jolainey Just Pretend

PD (2, 1) 1 Smith’s Beaudale Storm in a Teacup Black and Tan 8 months old. Well coated for age, with dark raven black and bright tan well placed. Another beautiful well-constructed puppy from this kennel, short coupled shape, which is well angulated. Has a gentle expression with large round eyes. Correct movement, just need to settle his topline.

JD (3, 0) 1 Crane’s Cranvarl Washington JW Blenheim 14 months old. Well coated heavier marked. I love this little well-balanced dog, liked his size. He has the loveliest of heads and the softest of expressions. Large dark eyes which are well filled below, held his topline standing and on the move, moved out well. Good reach of neck leading to well angulated shoulders. 2 Player’s Granasil Piccolo at Anickily Rich Ruby 12 months old. Lovely gentle expression, attractive large dark round cushioned eyes, good reach of neck, slightly arched and sound on the move. His tail a little high today, but this didn’t detract from the fact that he is very well constructed. 3 Koster’s Harana Jarvis Cocker

YD (4, 0) 1 Coole’s Jolainey Frederick JW Blenheim 2 years old. I have judged this lovely boy before as a puppy, it was lovely to see the promise has been fulfilled, he is so beautifully constructed, so correct. He has a lovely free movement, straight and true. He maintains a good top line with good reach of neck. He has a true Cavalier expression, soft melting, large round limpid eyes yet masculine. A super young dog who could have done better if he had behaved himself. Reserve Best Dog. 2 Bubb’s Jordanic Evanly Touch Wandris JW Blenheim 22 months old. Lovely long silky coat well broken. A credit to his breeder. He moved well around the ring, positively and soundly. Good arch of neck, level top line, pleasing expression for masculine head with dark round eyes well cushioned eyes. 3 Hindle’s Spindlepoint Donovan to Ellissiana

ND (2, 1) 1 Mattock’s Pamedna George Harrison at Leybourne Black & Tan 2 years old. Level topline, of smaller build, correct angulated shoulders. His raven black coat silky coat with rich dark tan in good condition, and has a strong masculine head with dark round eyes. His constantly wagging tail was a little high today.

GD (4, 1) 1 Davies’ Salegreen Brecon Blenheim 2 years old, profuse coat which is well broken. What a head on this lovely exhibit, large round limpid eyes, well cushioned under, dark in colour with black rims giving that gentle soft expression. At times today, his movement could have been better, that said, he is fairly well-constructed, good arch neck which he makes the most of on the move. 2 Bloor’s Loranka’s Edge Of The Stars Blenheim 2 years old. Heavily marked. Could have had a softer expression. His skull is almost flat, dark round eyes, a little up on his pasterns, has good bone. Has a level top line and tail set, moderate neck with well angulated shoulders. 3 Mattock’s Pamedna Bristol Cream At Leybourne

PGD (3, 0) 1 Koster’s Harana Dean Martin Black & Tan 2 years old. Correctly coated with long feathers and is beautifully turned out, has bright tan in all the right places. Well-constructed dog. Lovely arched neck which he makes the most of standing and on the move leading to correct level topline. He is short coupled shape which is well angulated, gentle expression with large round eyes. 2 Newell’s Corbieanne Charlottes Boy Blenheim 5 years old. Lovely silky coat with rich chestnut markings, well broken up and in good condition. Very masculine head with dark round eyes, correct movement which leads to level topline. Slightly larger than first, well boned. 3 Lister’s Roll Of The Dice To Cachevell

LD (1,0) 1 Maclaine’s Awaray’s Earl of Warrington (Imp Deu) Ruby 2 years old. Well coated beautiful rich red coloured Ruby. Masculine head and expression, attractive large dark round cushioned eyes. He is very sound on the move, correctly built short body, well laid shoulders, beautiful free movement which leads to lovely level top line.

OD (6, 2) 1 Waddington’s Spindlepoint President JW Blenheim 3 years old, heavier marked. I really enjoyed getting my hands on this dog, on the table he is so well-constructed, a true toy spaniel. Nicely built compact shape, which is well angulated. His forte is his head, large round limpid eyes, well cushioned underneath, dark in colour with black rims giving that gentle soft expression. Rich chestnut silky coat which shows off his lovely arch neck. Best Dog and Reserve Best in Show. 2 Godwin’s Cavaliegh Ice Man JW Blenheim 4 years old. I have admired this dog from the side of the ring in the past and it was a pleasure to go over him. A wealth of coat, rich chestnut in good condition, underneath was a well- constructed dog, correct build short body. A good slightly arched neck into well laid shoulders, large round limpid eyes, well cushioned under, dark in colour with black rims. 3 Norris’s Cinderaic Are You Kidding Criscan

Best Dog: Waddington’s Spindlepoint President JW

Reserve Best Dog: Coole’s Jolainey Frederick JW

Best Puppy Dog: Bubb’s Wandris Evanly Lagacy

Best Veteran Dog: Koster’s Ch Harana Alfie Boe

VB (4, 1) 1 Turner’s Shalot Indian Queen Black & Tan 8 years old. Breed standard for temperament to a T, just lovely to see, you could really tell she was enjoying the ring. Attractive dark large round eyes, correctly cushioned. Lovely slightly arched neck, held her topline standing and on the move, beautiful level topline both on the move and standing. Long flowing, rich raven, black coat. One to be proud of. Best Veteran Bitch. 2 Hobbs’ Wynncliff Lady Karly Of Beaconsfylde Black & Tan 13 years old. For her age this oldie moved out really well, you can tell she loves showing still. Raven black silky coat with rich dark tan in fair condition, a feminine head with dark round eyes. 3 Kitsons’s Kadoogels Cabochon Ruby

MPB (11, 4) 1 Mangham’s Charnavale Perfect Angel 7 months old. Just love, love, love her. She cuts the smartest of shapes, great little mover, straight and true maintaining a good top line with good reach of neck, she holds her tail true and level. Her beautiful balanced shape is well angulated. She has a good reach of neck. Should mature very nicely in time. Gentle feminine expression with large dark round eyes. Rich chestnut broken coat coming along nicely. Best Bitch Puppy Then Best Puppy in Show. 2 Homes’ Leogem Myrtle 6 months old. More immature than 1 but didn’t detract from the fact that she is very promising. Finer all through, lovely shape and size, good topline and good reach of neck. High set ears framing a feminine head, nice dark eyes well placed. Well broken coat. 3 Bubb’s Wandris Evanly Memory

PB (7, 2) 1 Fox-Shone’s Pamedna Remembrance Ruby 11 months old. Lovely head on this young lady, attractive large dark round cushioned eyes, good reach of neck and very sound on the move. Correctly built, short body, good bone and spring of rib. Well laid shoulders, beautiful movement which leads to lovely level top line, carried her tail level and true. 2 Craig’s Aldachell Zoe Ze Blenheim 10 months old. Well broken coat with rich chestnut markings. Lovely feminine head, melting round dark eyes and a gentle expression. High set ears well placed and used. Well boned with good spring of rib. Carrying a tad too much weight for me today.

JB (8, 1) 1 Fox-Shone’s Pamedna Eternity Blenheim 16 months old. Soft feminine head on the young girl, large dark eyes which gives her soft gentle melting expression. Moved well around the ring on the loose lead. Good spring of rib and balanced angulations. Nice reach of neck flowing on to a level top line. Well coated. 2 Maclaine’s Pennygown Fruit & Nutcase Black & Tan 17 months old. Raven black silky coat with rich dark tan in beautiful condition. A feminine head with large dark round eye, would have liked her ears slightly higher to complete her head. Good reach of neck, slightly arched and very sound on the move. 3 Williams’ Anickily Anna Rose Sancana

YB (7, 2) 1 Chapman & Ireland’s Ellemich Crème de la Crème 18 months old. Lovely shape and size, good reach of neck, a feminine head with dark pigment. Nice dark eyes well placed. A well built short-coupled body, holding her shape on the move with good topline and tail carriage. Well broken coat rich coat. 2 Richardson’s Kringleholme Seruna JW 22 months old, beautifully broken coat, level top line, longer cast than 1. Moved out with drive, holding her shape and carrying her tail well. Pleasing expression with dark round eyes well cushioned eyes. 3 Kilcoyne’s Granasil Castanet

NB (10, 2)   1 Bubb’s Wandris Tiramisu Blenheim 14 months old. Wow I have not seen this one since she was a puppy and hasn’t she matured exquisitely. She took my eye from the moment she walked in the ring, just oozed breed type. She moved out with great drive showing off her nice slightly arched neck which she makes the most of standing and on the move. This leads to a correct level topline and tail carriage, on the table she was a joy to put your hands on. Nicely built short-coupled with good spring of rib, shape which is well angulated, just the type of melting feminine expression I like, she is so well balanced, parallel when viewed from front and behind, a joy to watch. Best Bitch and Best in Show. 2 Fox-Shone’s Pamedna Eternity 16 months old. See 1st in Junior 3 Turner’s Shalot Esther 

GB (8, 2) 1 Cunningham’s Verheyen Heike Blenheim 15 months old. Heavier marked. Just the type of head and soft gentle expression I like. Great pigment and dark eyes. Good reach of neck, slightly arched and very sound on the move. Has a correct built short body, well laid shoulders, beautiful movement which leads to lovely level top line and tail carriage. Reserve Best Bitch. 2 Berwick & Koster’s Harana Peggy Lee Merrylaine Ruby 2 years old. Attractive head with much sort after gentle cavalier expression. Large, melting, dark round eyes, black nose pigmentation, silky coat with rich red in beautiful condition. Nicely built shape which is well angulated. 3 Parsons’ Lemaritz Moon Beam

PGB (2, 1) 1 Glenn’s Korolevsky Rosichka at Lilorchard Tricolour 2 years old. Well broken correct silky textured coat, she has bright tan in all right places. Moved well around the ring positively and soundly. Moderate neck, fitting well into angulated shoulders. She has a pleasing expression, nice dark round eyes.

LB (3, 0) 1 Berwick’s Harana Well Hello Dolly At Merrylaine Blenheim 3 years old in good coat today. Moved out positively around the ring, so soundly, moderate neck. She has large attractive dark round cushioned eyes which made her lovely gentle expression. Carried her well set on tail well. 2 Homes’ Leogem Aliona Blenheim 2 years old, lovely rich chestnut coat, well broken. Good reach of neck flowing from well angulated shoulders. Tail set on and carried out well. Moved with drive around the ring, splitting hairs with 1.3 Willis’ Princess Penny Of Skyfall

OB (5, 1) 1 Maclaine’s Pennygown Ticket to Ride Blenheim well coated, 2 years old, lovely head with a super soft expression, dark round eyes you can melt in. Ears set high framing this breed standard head piece. Moved out with drive around the ring, holding her head well. Compact body with well sprung ribs. Excellent personality, never stopped showing. Unfortunately, was proud of her tail today. 2 Williams & Boardman’s Jonsville Crystella Sancan JW ShCM Blenheim 3 years old, have always liked this bitch. Stunning head with enchanting expression. Jet black pigment and large round dark eyes. Well placed ears with good length of leathers. Well bodied, with balanced angulation, she was just slightly in-between coats today. 3 Hobbs’ Carolus Felicitation at Beaconsfylde JW ShCM

Best Bitch: Bubb’s Wandris Tiramisu Blenheim

Reserve Best Bitch: Cunningham’s Verheyen Heike

Best Puppy Bitch: Mangham’s Charnavale Perfect Angel

Best Veteran Bitch: Turner’s Shalot Indian Queen

Best in Show: Bubb’s Wandris Tiramisu Blenheim

Reserve Best in Show: Waddington’s Spindlepoint President JW

Best Puppy in Show: Mangham’s Charnavale Perfect Angel

Best Veteran in Show: Koster’s Ch Harana Alfie