• Date: 15/07/2018
  • Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
  • Judge: Louise Greenhalgh Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 05/11/2018

Durham County Canine Association

thanks to the committee for inviting me to this splendid outdoor show and your hospitality on the day, the setting and the venue were delightful. The weather was rather hot but exhibitors did well to keep their dogs cool and rested to avoid them any distress.

I would like to thank my able steward for her invaluable assistance on the day in keeping the ring running smoothly for me and to the exhibitors who brought their beautiful dogs to the show for my judgement.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Puppy (1,0)

1. Rogerson's Rabymar Vera - A raw 6 month old ruby bitch with pleasing head and eyes, correct mouth and pigment. Moderate neck leading to well laid shoulders and level topline which was held on the move. Moved with drive and purpose in the rear and correct tail carriage was noted. Happy puppy with tail wagging throughout, just a tad long in the loin at this stage but may balance once her ribs spring. (BP)

Junior (2,0)

1. Rogersons's Rabymar Crimson Moon - Ruby boy from the same kennel as the puppy class, lovely correct size with good pigment, head almost flat between the ears and eyes dark and round which gave a wondrously melting expression, good angulations fore and rear which led to a free gait when on the move maintaining a level topline throughout. His coat gleamed in the sun showing off the solid deep ruby colouring. (RBOB)

2. Nichol's, Chantismere Choir Boy - A very spirited blenheim dog that gave his handler a very hard time today. He has a beautifully masculine head with attractive dark round eyes that give you that typical cavalier expression. A little up to size and it was difficult to assess his gait as he just wouldnt settle on the move for his handler sadly.

Graduate (2,1)

1. Gillhespy's Kringleholme Kiss 'N Run to Lorphil (Handled by Sheila Harbron) - Nice head on this Blenheim bitch with correct mouth and pigmentation, the bright day making her squint a little.

Angulation ok but would have like to have seen a slightly more angulated rear. Movement was OK but she seemed a little tired and lacking oompf, possibly due to the heat, however on the move she looked balanced and maintained her topline with correct tail carriage.

Open (3,1)

1. Nichols Chantismere Chamberlin - A very masculine looking blenheim dog of the correct size and well muscled. Correct shape and ample cushioning. Dark round eyes setting off a lovely expression. Moderate neck that led to well laid shoulders and complimented with good fore angulation. He moved with drive maintaining a level topline throughout, although I wished he wasnt quite so proud of his tail. (BOB)

2. Scott's Toscam Mckayla - A very pretty feminine tricoloured girl of the correct size with a melting expression due to the lovely size, shape and pigmentation of her eyes. Happy temperament and moved with purpose around the ring, however on this occasion she lost her topline on the move which seemed to rise over her croup.