- Date: 06/05/2018
- Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
- Judge: Martyn J Rees Contact Judge
- Published Date: 02/11/2020
South Of England Gundog Club
South Of England Gundog Club
Open Show – 6TH May 2018
I should like to extend my sincere thanks to the Officers and Committee for inviting me to judge at this show. It was a very enjoyable day and I greatly appreciated the opportunity of this appointment to assess some lovely dogs.
Particularly pleasing was seeing the Welsh Springer BOB and the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever take Best in Show Groups 3 and 4 respectively, with my Welsh Springer BP taking Puppy Group 3.
Retriever (Nova Scotia Duck Tolling) – Puppy (2)
1ST Smith, Mrs K, Tivalake Anything Goes At Tollisty: Very attractive and feminine bitch of 7 months of age, correct size and proportions for age, lovely head and expression, correct, clean and complete dentition, correct ear placement and carriage, super neck into well placed shoulders, nicely bodied at this stage, well made hindquarters, moved extremely well showing accurate movement both fore and aft – pleased to see her shortlisted in a strong puppy group. BP
2ND Newson, Ms D & Miss T, Tivalake Lets Misbehave: Super puppy male of just 7 months and litter brother to my first placed bitch. Well balanced all through and slightly more mature than his litter sister. Well proportioned head and pleasing expression to match. Correct clean and complete dentition. Good forehand assembly and has a correct layback of shoulder and corresponding return of upper arm. Ribcage of good length into strong loin. Well made hindquarters, bone of excellent substance throughout and excellent feet with short nails. Moved well.
Retriever (Nova Scotia Duck Tolling) – Yearling (3)
1ST Titovets & Eremin, Mrs Y & Mr S, Macdreams Trent From Cashel Vale RL3 AT/SLO JCH: What a truly stunning young male, this dog is. I have judged him before but now at nearly 2 years of age how he has come on in 7 months. Extremely well balanced in overall outline and appearance, of medium size yet powerful with super muscletone all through. Excellent wedge-shaped head with moderate stop and flat cheeks, medium sized eye, which could be a fraction darker being very critical, correct, clean and complete dentition, strong neck into well placed shoulders and corresponding return of upper arm, deep chest and short back, well bent stifles, tight round feet, super quality bone all through. Excellent on the move and whenever asked both fore and after and shows super side gait – I believe that this dog will be a future big winner in this breed. BOB & Group 4
2ND Foster-Brown, Mrs A, Stellenbosch Sausaulito: Pleasing young bitch of just 15 Months of age. Good head and expression, soft eye, correct, clean and complete dentition, strong, medium length neck leading into well placed shoulders, loin of optimum length, good bone and feet with short nails, Moved well but unfortunate to meet this winner of this class today. A nice and pleasing example of the breed.
3RD Foster-Brown, Mrs A, Stellenbosch Tiberon
Retriever (Nova Scotia Duck Tolling) – Post Graduate (1)
1ST Elkin, Miss M L, Tollelkin Water Dancer: Bitch of 2½ years. Typical head and expression. Fitted the standard which calls for medium size, compact and powerful. In very good coat. Pleasing head and expression. Ears set high. Correct mouth and full clean and complete dentition. Neck of medium length into shoulders that are well laid back. Deep chest. Well-muscled hindquarters. Moved and handled well.
Retriever (Nova Scotia Duck Tolling) – Open (2)
1ST Strevens, Miss H, SH CH Erikachen Conaire At Tollisty JW ShCM: Another quality example of the breed that I have had the privilege to Judge before. Presented in super condition and a lovely picture in outline and profile. Excellent and slightly wedge-shaped head with moderate stop, correct eye, medium size high set ears, correct, clean and complete dentition, strong neck into well placed shoulders and corresponding return of upper arm deep chest with brisket that reaches elbow, short back, strong loin and well muscled hindquarters, tight round feet, super quality bone all through, moved well but I have seen him move more fluidly – his overall qualities won him the class and RBOB.
2ND Newson, Ms D & Miss T, Tivalake More Than Wishes: Mature male of 4 years of age, pleasing head, expression and eye, correct, clean and complete dentition, in good coat and of very pleasing type. Correct clean-cut head, moderate stop, well-placed shoulder, forelegs straight, ribs well sprung stifles well bent. Moved well
Spaniel (Sussex) – Junior (1)
1ST Moon, Mrs A L, Deanway Sugar Fairy: Young bitch of 14 months. Correct width & balance to skull with pronounced stop and kind biddable expression & eye. Correct clean and complete dentition. Strong neck into well-placed shoulders, sufficient spring of rib, strong topline, well placed hocks. Moved well once settled RBOB
Spaniel (Sussex) – Post Graduate (3-2Abs)
1ST Dunk, Mr, Boniblend Howards Way: Dog of nearly 2½ years. Slightly taller than my preference, pleasing overall type with good substance, bone & muscle. Correct shape & balance to skull, with kind alert eye & expression. Clean and complete dentition but for me his bite is not defined enough. Slightly down on his pasterns. Moved with determined drive once settled.
Spaniel (Sussex) – Open (2-1Abs)
1ST Moon, Mrs A L, Deanway Storm In A Teacup: Pleasing bitch of nearly 3 years of age. Bone & musculature well developed throughout. Good shape to skull with a stop that could be more pronounced for me and frowning expression. Well placed ears & a lovely enthusiastic attitude. Well ribbed & with a strong back leading to muscular loin; she moved around the ring in a positive fashion from well-placed hocks & strong feet. In good coat. BOB
Spaniel (Welsh Springer) – Puppy (1)
1ST Revill & Taylor, Mrs J & Mrs J, Julita Rhubette: Stunning, ultra-feminine bitch of just 9 months of age. Elegant both standing and on the move. Lovely head of correctly proportionate length, super soft expression, ears set moderately low, correct, clean and complete dentition, good lay of shoulder with corresponding return of upper arm, body balanced and proportionate, tight feet, on the move she showed a smooth ground covering action. BP, RBOB & Puppy Group 3
Spaniel (Welsh Springer) – Yearling (4)
1ST Waller, Miss R, Isfryn Lady Godiva At Fireglow: Bitch of just 15 months. Another very impressive bitch. Super outline, Lovely head of proportionate length with defined stop, soft expression with eyes of medium size, ears set moderately low, dentition correct, clean and complete, well placed shoulder with corresponding return of upper arm, body proportionate and in balance to length of leg, tight feet, on the move she showed power coupled with a ground covering action and drive from rear.
2ND Jones, Mrs S D, Julita Rumours At Trosley: Symmetrical, compact and balanced bitch of nearly 2 years of age. Medium length muzzle and proportionate skull with defined stop. Correct, clean and complete dentition. Clean neck into well placed shoulders and corresponding return of upper arm, well sprung ribs, strong muscular hindquarters, good bone all through, round firm feet with short nails. Moved very well.
3RD Richards, Mr J & Mrs T, Glenbrows Heart Wish
Spaniel (Welsh Springer) – Post Graduate (5-2Abs)
1ST Waller, Miss R, Isfryn Lady Godiva At Fireglow.
2ND Woodhams, Mrs J A & Mr S, Glynell Jiffy: Dog of nearly 2½ years. Not the definition in head I was looking for. Pleasing overall outline, correct, clean and complete dentition, strong clean neck, well placed shoulders, deep chest, muscular loin and strong hindquarters. Moved well.
3RD Richards, Mr J & Mrs T, Glenbrows Heart Wish
Spaniel (Welsh Springer) – Open (4-1Abs)
1ST Ellis & Pilkington, Miss V & Miss E, Shannara Total Eclipse: Outstanding male of 3 years of age, Impressive in both quality all through and outline. Very typical male throughout and in full straight and dense coat. Correct proportionate head with muzzle of medium length, neck muscular with good length, super layback of shoulder and corresponding return of upper arm, straight forelegs, deep brisket and well sprung ribs, loin that is muscular, strong hindquarters with well let down hocks. Quality bone all through. Feet round and firm with short nails. On the move, he showed a smooth, powerful ground covering action and was accurate both fore and aft. BOB & Group 3
2ND Revill, Mrs J A R, Julita Rinatasha JW, ShCM: Pleasing bitch of 7 years. Lovely overall type. Typical head in both skull and muzzle proportions. Moderate stop. Well placed ears, correct, clean and complete dentition. Long, muscular, clean neck into well placed shoulders, body not too long, deep brisket, strong hindquarters, firm, round feet, short nails, moved well.
3RD Gills, Mrs B R, Stagarth Don’t Stop Me Now At Brenros
Martyn J Rees (Judge)