• Show Date: 01/12/2018
  • Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
  • Judged by: Marion Sargent Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 02/11/2020

Japanese Akita Inu Club


Saturday, 1st December, 2018

My thanks to the Officers and Committee of the Club for inviting me to judge your club show. Club Shows are always very special to judge and this was no exception. And thanks to my very capable steward for making sure the ring ran smoothly. Still some work to be done on movement, especially on rear. Beautiful heads though.

Junior Dog (1,0)

1st Duffields HASAKI TEAM NOBU (Imp Serb) – 13 mth old red/white, upstanding male for age, well balanced, lovely head with well developed cheeks, flat clean skull, good stop, good eye shape & colour, lovely ear shape, I would like a touch more width and depth on front, but that can come with maturity, nice body, good topline & tailset, lovely width of stifle, good feet, correct tail, moved out well.

Yearling Dog (1,0)

1st Boltons HATCHI BOY – 19 mth old red/white, good head proportions, with lovely eye shape and colour, good pigment, would like a touch more head overall to complete the balance, nice width of front, could have a touch more depth, nice body with good ribbing & loin, enough width of stifle, good topline & tailset, good curl of tail, pleasing profile movement.

Post Graduate Dog (2,1)

1st Rios SHIROSHI ASH NO SORA – 4 yr old red fawn male, nice sized dog with balance, pleasing head with good pigment, good muzzle, flat skull & good ears, good neck, touch narrow through on body, good topline & tailset, nice bone, feet flat which showed on movement, could be more muscular on rear to help a more efficient gait.

Limit Dog (2,0)

1st Thompson & Wiesmullers TSOYU KOKORO NO HIROI – 2 yr red/white, big dog but balanced and in proportion. Lovely shape to him, good head, with flat skull, good ears, correct stop, lovely shaped eye, with good pigment, strong muzzle, good front angulation, good depth and width of chest, good ribbing & loin, nice topline and tailset, well angled rear with good turn of stifle, good tail which balanced head, moved well. RBD

2nd Buckley & Chapmans MATSUKITA TAKEHIKO-GO – 2 yr old brindle, another big dog with lots of coat, pleasing head with good eye and ear, toucher wider on front that 1, and narrower on rear angles, pleasing body, good topline and tailset, pleasing profile movement.

Open Dog (4,1)

1st Andrews KENICHI NO MITSURU GO CHARADON – 4 yr old red/white, lovely shape & balance, very oriental in head, good skull, correct ear set & good size ears, very oriental eye, good pigment, good shaped muzzle, strong neck, going into well angulated shoulders, good width of front, good feet, good body and ribbing, strong topline & tailset, good rear angulation, moved well on profile. Best Dog & RBIS

Veteran Dog (1,0)

1st Fowkes TSOYU BAKU-GO KYOSHI – 8 yr old red/white, lovely dog on the stack, good size & bone, balanced throughout, lovely head with good ear set, correct skull, lovely oriental eye, strong muzzle, solid neck, good front angulation, toed in slightly on front, which cost him higher honours, good body with enough spring of rib, short loin, pleasing rear angles, good topline & tailset, another dog good on profile movement.

Puppy Bitch (1,0)

1st Smiths RYUUKITA REDDOSUTA GO – 8 mth old orange & white, nice overall balance and bone, head needs to break with age, good eye and good ear set, good neck going into nicely angulated shoulder, nice width of front, feet a touch flat at the moment, but probably teething, nice ribbing, topline needs to settle a bit as a touch bum bigh, pleasing rear angulation, nice profile movement. Best Puppy

Yearling Bitch (1,0)

1st Bennett & Chapmans TSOYU MURASAKI GO 0 – 22 mth red/white, good size & bone, lovely head piece with good eye, and ear set, strong muzzle, nice front, nice body with good spring of ribs, topline could be firmer, good rear angles, good feet, nice profile movement.

Post Graduate Bitch (3,0)

1st Cook & Grundys KYUUTEN’S YOUJI NAMEKUJI – 2 yr old white, very balanced, enough bone, feminine, good head proportions, with good eye and ear set, would like a touch more strength in upper jaw, nice front with good width and good feet, nice body with good ribbing & short loin, good topline & tailset, nice angles on rear, a touch down on pasterns, nice profile movement.

2nd Mudgrove & Janulevicius SEASIDE MANOR YUMIKO – red/white of 3 yrs, pleasing size & bone, ear set a touch low, but good eye and muzzle, good strength of neck, pleasing front, nice ribbing & loin, topline rose slightly and tailset was a touch flat, nice stride on her.

3rd Rios MASARU AKA HANA GO – silver brindle, would like more head overall to balance body, but head proportions were correct, just wanted more! Good neck, and nice front, well sprung ribs and nice topline, needs more width of stifle to finish picture, needs to move out more on movement but nice on the profile.

Limit Bitch (3,1)

1st Thompson & Chapmans FUJIN NO TENNO TOSHI MIT TSOYU (Imp Deu) – brindle of nearly 4 years, nice balance & size, pleasing head, ear a touch low for me, nice eye and strong muzzle, good strength of neck, nicely angulated shoulders, touch wider on front, good feet, nice body with good ribbing & loin, lovely rear with good turn of stifle, lovely profile movement.

2nd Buckleys TSOYU FUYU TORA MATSUKITA – brindle, would like more overall, was lacking coat which didn’t help, pleasing head, with good ear set & skull, good ear and strong muzzle, nice width of front, good ribbing & loin, nice rear with nice turn of stifle, ok for profile movement, but needs to settle on front movement.

Open Bitch (4,2)

1st Pike & Carters BREEZELYN HONO NO MAHO – 3 yr old red/white, lovely, well balanced, good size & bone but feminine, beautiful head with good skull & ear set, small ears, ear very oriental, correct stop and strong muzzle, good front angulation, with correct width, good body, with good topline & tailset, lovely rear, and she moved well. RBB

2nd Thompson & Chapmans Bel Ch. TSOYU GOKUJOU GO – 5 yr old red, didn’t look as balanced as 1 due to losing coat on legs, but nice size, lovely head with good eye and ear set, strong muzzle, good neck, and lovely front, feet a touch flat today, well ribbed body and short loin, slightly straighter stifle than 1, another one nice on the move.

Veteran Bitch (1,0)

1st Thompson & Chapmans Multi Int Ch. BiSS TSOYU AMAYA – 9 ½ yr old red/white who showed the youngsters how it was done! Beautiful bitch, with correct amount of bone for size, while still staying feminine, possibly a touch long for some, but she certainly did it for me. Lovely head than oozed Inu, beautiful shaped eye, correct ear set with small hooded ears, flat skull, defined stop and strong muzzle, strong neck going into correct shoulder angulation, enough width on front, good feet, correct spring of rib and short loin, solid topline and tailset, lovely turn of stifle on rear, moved well in all directions, couldn’t be denied Best Bitch, Best Veteran and BIS.

Judge – Marion Sargent (Tegwani)