• Date: 12/08/2018
  • Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
  • Judge: Martyn J Rees Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 05/11/2018

Scunthorpe Canine Association

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 very much appreciated the opportunity of this appointment to assess some lovely dogs.  

Particularly pleasing was seeing my Gundog Group winner being awarded Best In Show and my Gundog Puppy Group winner being awarded Reserve Best Puppy In Show. 


A V Gundog Veteran (8–3abs)

1ST Fox, Mrs H M, SH CH Steelriver Blazin Hot At Blacktoft (AI) (Flatcoated Retriever): Upstanding masculine dog of 8 years, showing very good breed type, classical head, eye and expression. Correct clean and complete dentition. Well placed shoulder and corresponding return of upper arm, ribs well sprung and again correct rib to body proportions, hindquarters strong with very good second thigh and well bent stifles, very good bone all through, tight feet. Moved extremely well. Best AV Veteran Gundog.

2ND Dunn, Miss D, Meadowpoint Spirit Dancer ShCM (Pointer): Well balanced bitch of almost 10 years, presented in very good condition not at all depicting her age. Very good head and skull. Muscular and slightly arched neck. Shoulders well laid back, chest deep, brisket to level with elbows. Short coupled, muscular hindquarters, coat short and hard. Moved well again with a true daisy cutting action, which allowed for the covering of plenty of ground. 

3RD Smith Mrs N J, Nativegold Charismatic At Rocamoka (Golden Retriever)


AVSNC Gundog Puppy – (5-1abs)

1ST Walkling, Mr R, Maursett Mycate At Kiswahili (Clumber Spaniel): An extremely well presented young bitch of nearly 11 months, feminine yet strong and fit with excellent bone all through, correct outline and of medium size, feminine yet correct clean head, clean ears with eyes that were fairly large and brown in colour, scissor bite with correct clean and complete dentition, short slightly arched neck into very well placed shoulders and corresponding return of upper, short compact body, strong hindquarters with moderate bend of stifle, very good close silky coat with feathering on legs and chest, moved extremely in an effortless manner and showing accuracy both fore and aft. Best AVNSC Gundog Puppy, Puppy Group 1 and Reserve Best Puppy In Show

2ND Lillie, Mr J & Mrs L, Freeway Remembrance (English Springer Spaniel): Excellent quality bitch of just 9 Months of age who presented a very clean and pleasing outline. Head of good proportions, foreface of proportionate length to skull, eye of medium size giving kind but feminine expression, correct, clean and complete mouth and bite, strong neck leading into very well placed shoulder and corresponding return of upper arm, deep chest, muscular loin, broad thighs, stifles and hocks moderately bent. In good coat, moved very well both fore and aft showing very good side gait/profile. 

3RD Fox, Mrs H M, Satinblaze Cracksman For Blacktoft (AI) (Flatcoated Retriever)


AVSNC Gundog Junior – (4-2abs)

1ST Seymour, Mrs G M, Pegasett Star Attraction (Welsh Springer Spaniel): Bitch of just 16 months of age, presented a clean outline that was both elegant and impressive when standing and on the move. Lovely head of correctly proportionate length, soft feminine expression, ears set moderately low, correct clean and complete dentition with a scissor bite, very good layback of shoulder with corresponding return of upper arm, body balanced and proportionate to length of leg, tight feet, on the move she showed drive from her rear coupled with a ground covering action. A lovely young bitch.

2ND Lillie, Mr J & Mrs L, Freeway Fortune (English Springer Spaniel): Litter sister to my previous class winner and I was truly splitting hairs dividing first and second in this class. Quality bitch, correct head and eye, correct, clean and complete dentition, clean neck into well placed shoulders, quality bone all through, strong hindquarters, tight feet, moved very well.


AVSNC Gundog Post Graduate – (4-2abs)

1ST Vickers, Mr A & Mrs A, Bryburn Atticus (German Shorthaired Pointer): A very nice dog who presented with a very good and clean outline on the stack. Excellent head and expression. Correct, clean and complete dentition, very good forehand construction and depth of brisket. Correct topline and tailset. Strong. Well muscled hindquarters. Not shown and handled to his best advantage – could have been moved on a looser lead - displayed a good open side gait. Tight feet and short nails.

2ND Jarvis, Miss V, Lowdon Sleepy Time (Irish Setter): A nicely presented bitch of just over 2 years. A pleasing example of the breed, quite fine and racy but at the same time balanced, nice head and expression, scissor bite with correct, clean and complete dentition, correct forehand assembly, in very good coat, moved with free flowing movement but not the accuracy and drive behind of the class winner.


AVSNC Gundog Open – (2-1abs)

1ST Goode, Mr & Mrs M, Owlspoint King Of Trouble At Brackenvale, JW, Sh.CM (Bracco Italiano): Maturing very well – a lovely masculine example of the breed, presented in fit and hard condition. Extremely well balanced, excellent quality bone all through, almost square, extremely well muscled. Correct head with foreface of good width and slight stop, lean cheeks, correct, clean and complete dentition, well chiselled below eyes but retaining that soft expression, powerful well rounded neck of moderate length, super shoulder and corresponding return of upper arm, deep chest, moved very well in his class, the Group and excelled when required to move again when he was justifiably awarded Best In Show. His movement was both powerful yet elegant and accurate maintaining a correct head carriage at all times. Best AVNSC Gundog, Gundog Group 1 and Best In Show


Golden Retriever Puppy – (6-4abs)

1ST Kirkman, Mrs S A, Tsarmont Lakeside Star: Very well balanced bitch of 8 months of age. Super feminine head with a melting expression. Correct, clean and complete dentition. Correct layback of shoulder and corresponding return of upper arm. Deep brisket and good length of ribcage. Well made hindquarters with excellent bone and feet. Movement slightly loose, which goes with her age but nevertheless she moved well with good open side gait when viewed in profile. In excellent coat and very good condition. BP & Puppy Group 4

2ND Birken-Green & Gripton, Mrs S, Mr J W I & Mrs H, Sansue Keep The Magic: What a lovely young dog at what I believe was his very first show. Lovely head and eye and correctly pigmented nose, correct, clean and complete dentition, well placed and carried ears, clean neck into very well placed shoulders and return of upper arm, close fitting elbows, short coupled, level topline, stifles well bent, very good bone all through, tight, neat feet, moved very well but a little loose owing to tender age, which will tighten as musculature develops.


Golden Retriever Junior – (7-2abs)

1ST Robbins & Rowark, Mrs D & P, Quakerhill Lady Bountiful By Brekswood: Quality bitch of 13 months presented in excellent condition even if out of coat – her coat will grow. Very well balanced. Feminine head with soft expression. Correct, clean and complete dentition. Very good forehand assembly with very good layback of shoulder and corresponding return of upper arm Well ribbed leading to strong loin and well muscled hindquarters. Quality bone all through, tight neat feet with short nails. Moved extremely well, accurate both fore and aft and demonstrating and excellent open side gate. BOB and Gundog Group 2

2ND Booth, Mr G and Mrs J F, Rocamoka Wind Dreamer: Standing at the start of the class my eye was drawn to this quality bitch who presented a very clean and pleasing outline. Just over 12 months of age, Feminine head and expression, dark eye and correct nose pigmentation. Correct, clean and complete dentition. Correct shoulder placement and corresponding length of upper arm. Good depth of brisket and close fitting elbows. Well made hindquarters. Excellent bone and feet. Moved well but not with the accuracy behind of my class winner but she is still very young.

3RD Hush, Mr & Mrs W, Benrowan Espirit


 Golden Retriever Post Graduate – (4)

1ST Robbins & Rowark, Mrs D & P, Quakerhill Lady Bountiful By Brekswood

2ND Booth, Mr G and Mrs J F, Alumbeck’s Holly Thyme: Very well balanced dog of nearly 3 years of age. Presented in lovely condition all through. Correct, complete and clean dentition. Masculine head with gentle expression and dark eye. Well placed shoulder with corresponding return of upper arm. Well-ribbed leading to strong loin and well-muscled hindquarters. In excellent coat with good quality bone all through. Moved well. RBOB


Golden Retriever Open – (3-1abs)

1ST Hush, Mr & Mrs W, Benrowan Espirit: Pleasing bitch of 18 months of age. Feminine head and expression, correct, clean and complete dentition, clean neck. Well placed shoulder and return of upper arm, deep chest, strong hindquarters, good bone and neat tight feet with short nails. For me, her tail was set on fractionally higher than I would have preferred. On the move, she did not do herself any favours move and could have moved more accurately. A very pleasing overall type.

2ND Smith, Mrs N J, Rocamoka Harbour Lights: Bitch of just over 4 years of age, Typical head with soft expression. Correct, clean and complete dentition. Good shoulder placement, good depth of brisket. Well made hindquarters with good bend of stifle. Good bone and feet. Moved well.


English Setter Junior – (3-2abs)

1ST Lawson, Mrs L A, Wansleydale Dorian Gray: Handsome and upstanding dog of 14 months of age. Well up to size for me and a lovely example of the breed. Excellent head and expression, correct, clean and complete dentition, long, lean and muscular neck into well placed shoulders and corresponding return of upper arm, deep chest, short level back, strong hindquarters with well bent stifles, quality bone all through. Tight well-arched feet with short nails. Very well muscled for one so young. On the move he was accurate both fore and aft and demonstrating and lovely open sidegate. Good quality coat. BOB & Gundog Group 3


English Setter Post Graduate – (3-1abs)

1ST Lawson, Mrs L A, Wansleydale Dorian Gray 

2ND Jarvis, Miss V, Hawklawn Summer Breeze: Pleasing bitch of just over 2 years. Good proportions, good head and eye, neck long and muscular, correct clean and complete dentition, well placed shoulders, deep chest, good bone, wide muscular loin, well bent stifles and in good coat. Moved well. RBOB


English Setter Open – (1)

1ST Williamson, J R & S, Hawklawn Kaleidoscope: Bitch of nearly 3½ Years. I thought this bitch to be both elegant and impressive both standing and on the move. Lovely head of correctly proportioned and carried high on muscular and lean neck, soft expression, ears set low, correct, clean and complete dentition, shoulders set well back, deep chest, body of moderate length, hindquarters strong and muscular, tight feet. She did not I’m sure move to her full potential today.


Gordon Setter Post Graduate – (2-1abs)

1ST Seymour, Mrs G M, Pegasett Scotch Fern: Bitch of 4 years of age who presented a pleasing and stylish outline. Feminine head with clearly defined stop, correct earset, correct, clean and complete dentition, long neck into well placed shoulder, body of moderate length, good bone all through, strong hindquarters, well bent stifles, close knit feet with short nails. Moved very well. RBOB


Gordon Setter Open – (2abs)

1ST Seymour, Mrs G M, Pegasett Black N Tantrum: Quality bitch of 7½ years of age presented in lovely condition and a credit to her owner. Again, feminine in head and expression, kindest of eyes, well placed ears, neck lean and slightly arched into well placed shoulders and corresponding return of upper arm, elbows close to body, deep chest and well sprung ribs, wide loin, strong hindquarters, quality bone all through, close knit feet with short nails. Moved very well if not for me slightly too fast. Very worthy of BOB

2ND Jaconelli & Sandiford, Miss P, Mrs T, Mr P & Mrs C A, Hernwood American Pharaoh At Togipoto JW: 2½ year old dog. For me he was just too much dog all through, with not enough refinement and elegance. His head was large and coarse, the ear carriage was correct and he had correct, clean and complete dentition. Strong neck into nice shoulder, deep chest, strong hindquarters, well bent stifle and tight feet. Lovely temperament and moved well once gathered and settled.


Cocker Spaniel Puppy – (2-1abs)

1ST Marris-Bray, Mrs J H, Helenwood Five Star: Really nice dog of just 8 months of age presented beautifully. Very well-balanced. Merry nature with tail wagging, pleasing head, expression and eye, ears set low, correct, clean and complete dentition, neat set neatly into well placed shoulders, compact body and well rounded hindquarters, nice feet, moved very well. BP and Puppy Group 3


Cocker Spaniel Junior – (2)

1ST Marris-Bray, Mrs J H, Helenwood Illusion: Extremely smart and well-balanced bitch of juts 14 months of age. Lovely head with square muzzle, lobular low set ears, correct, clean and complete dentition. Moderate length of neck into well placed shoulders and corresponding return of upper arm, well sprung ribs, short loin, good bend of stifle, presented a lovely picture, tight neat feet with short nails moved well RBOB

2ND MCSHANE, Mrs K & Mr B, Obsidian Spring Marvel: Dog of 15 Months of age, presented to absolute perfection. For me he lacked the breed type that I was looking for. His head was a little strong, he had well placed ears, correct, clean and complete dentition, correct forehand assembly, deep checks and well angulated, strong hindquarters. Excellent quality bone. Very neat and tight feet with short nails and moved well. 




Cocker Spaniel Post Graduate – (1)

1ST Miller, Miss L L, Moonbell Peaches and Cream: Bitch of 2 years of age. Presented a very pleasing picture. Very smart and well-balanced and compact. Pleasing head, expression and eye, ears set low, correct, clean and complete dentition, neck set neatly into well placed shoulders and corresponding return of upper arm, compact body and well rounded hindquarters and good bend of stifle, nice feet, moved very well.  


Cocker Spaniel Open – (2)

1ST Ray, Miss, Annilann Mister Blue Sky: Dog of nearly 4½ years of age. Extremely well balanced, dentition, correct, clean and complete, good head with square muzzle, full eyes, moderate length of neck into very well placed shoulders and corresponding return of upper arm, well sprung ribs, short loin, good bend of stifle, presented a lovely picture. Tight neat feet with short nails. Moved very well, accurate fore and aft and demonstrating a lovely sidegate. BOB

2ND Marris-Bray, Mrs J H, Helenwood Islander: Dog of 2½ years of age. Quality type of dog and again presented in absolutely stunning condition. Well balanced and not over-done in any way. Lovely head and expression, correct, clean and complete dentition, moderate neck into well placed shoulders, strong and compact body into well rounded hindquarters. Good bone all through. Neat tight feet with short nails. Moved very well.


Pointer Junior – (3)

1ST Lake, Miss C, Wild Thyme: Lovely young bitch of just 17 months of age. Very good overall quality – still immature with much developing still to come. Very good head and skull. Dentition correct, clean and complete, muscular and slightly arched neck. Well placed shoulders and corresponding return of upper arm. Short coupled, muscular hindquarters, well turned stifles and hocks well let down, coat short and hard. Smooth movement covering plenty of ground with driving hind action. Extremely well handled. Disappointingly, this bitch was entered in another class where I was only able to award he a 2ND. I was very happy to call her back into the ring and award her RBOB.

2ND Dunn, Meadowpoint Look To The Star: Pleasing young male of 17 months of age with correct and typical breed head. Dentition correct, clean and complete, Eyes correctly placed. Very good clean neck. Well balanced throughout and without exaggeration. Deep chest, short-coupled. Moved OK

3RD Sillence, Miss K E, Fisherbloom Roll Of The Dice BP


Pointer Post Graduate – (5)

1ST Walkling, Mr R, Flavio Del Almojon At Kiswahili (IMP ESP): 2 Year old dog. Good overall quality dog with good quality bone and substance. Pleasing head and skull. Correct, clean and complete dentition .Muscular and slightly arched neck. Shoulders well laid back, chest deep, brisket not quite level with elbows. Short coupled, muscular hindquarters, coat short and hard. Moved well again with a true daisy cutting action but his elbow on his left fore was out on the move. BOB

2ND Lake, Miss C, Wild Thyme

3RD Brookes, Mrs J, Pennystone Shamrock


Pointer Open – (3-1abs)

1ST Sillence, Miss K E, Meadowgold Clown Prince For Tomlow: On first seeing this 3 year old male, I thought that he could go on to be my best of breed. Good overall quality dog. Very good head and skull. Correct, clean and complete dentition. Muscular and slightly arched neck. Correct layback of shoulder and corresponding return of upper arm, chest deep, brisket to level with elbows. Well muscled hindquarters, coat short. 

Unfortunately on the move he produced a front action that was both too high and incorrect.

2ND Dunn, Miss D, Meadowpoint Spirit Of Love JW ShCM: Nice type of bitch at 4 years of age. She has a good head and skull, correct, clean and complete dentition, good forehand assembly, deep chest, well angulated hindquarters but did not produce the movement that I was looking for from her and this breed.











Gundog Group:


Group 1: Goode, Mr & Mrs M, Owlspoint King Of Trouble At Brackenvale, JW, Sh.CM (Bracco Italiano)

Group 2: Robbins & Rowark, Mrs D & P, Quakerhill Lady Bountiful By Brekswood (Golden Retriever)

Group 3: Lawson, Mrs L A, Wansleydale Dorian Gray (English Setter)

Group 4: Charlton, Mrs J, Foxrush Old Time Dancing (Labrador Retriever): A lovely young bitch of 11 months of age of black colouration, absolutely beautifully balanced in all areas, short coupled, excellent bone all through, tightest of feet, broad skull and defined stop muzzle of sufficient length to balance with head, correct mouth and dentition, Excels in forehand construction and shoulder placement with corresponding return of upper arm, chest of very good depth and width for her age, strong hindquarters and good turn of stifle, classic ‘otter’ tail. Moved extremely well, accurate both fore, aft and in side profile. 



Gundog Puppy Group:


Group 1: Walkling, Mr R, Maursett Mycate At Kiswahili (Clumber Spaniel)

Group 2: Charlton, Mrs J, Foxrush Old Time Dancing (Labrador Retriever)

Group 3: Marris-Bray, Mrs J H, Helenwood Five Star (Cocker Spaniel)

Group 4: Kirkman, Mrs S A, Tsarmont Lakeside Star (Golden Retriever)





Martyn J Rees (Judge)