• Date: 07/05/2018
  • Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
  • Judge: Pat Butler-Holley Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 05/11/2018

Border Counties Gundog Club

Flat Coat Retriever Border Counties Gundog Club Monday 7th May 2018

Thank you to the committee on a most enjoyable day, judging inside today was the better option as it was so hot outside. What a fantastic venue for dog shows. At lunch time I was entertained with a lesson in lamb sales by local farmers, really interesting.

Flat Coat Puppy (5.1)

1st Anderson Feldkirk Armani Di Kazval; A delightful puppy dog showing lots of quality and the requirements of a flat coat puppy. He moved soundly and true and his profile movement was a pleasure. He obviously likes and enjoys his food a little too much at the moment. Delighted to award him BPIB and later in the day PG2.

2nd McDonnell Kazval Lugano at Torrweaving, a close competition with the winner today, however in my opinion I preferred winners head on the day. A lovely shape and outline, good body and substance, good strong quarters. Moved soundly I hope his exuberance is gathered as he gets older. 3rd Wilson Happy Hippolyta

Flat Coat Junior (3.1)

1st Armstrong Bourbon Blackkiss at Bitcon A lovely young bitch just into junior, full of quality, displaying substance without loss of raciness. Good head well balanced, strong neck and good shoulders. Moved well and true, lovely reach and drive great profile movement.

2nd Flynn Simon Says home to the Castle (imp nor) preferred head of winner today but a lot to like about her. Good body and well presented in good coat and condition

3rd Armstrong Wilson Happy Hippolta

Flat coat Graduate (5.3)

1st Whittaker Jetstarski all eyes on you, close up to the BOB winner today he pleased me in all departments from his well-balanced head, good eye, clean neck and shoulders. Good body and substance and presented in gleaming coat and condition. Moved with purpose

2nd Huyton Gladpenny Kiss from a Rose by Hightyne, Preferred head of my winner today, but presented in top class form. Moved Ok.

Flat Coat Limit (5.2)

1st Huyton Hopevalley morning Oregon for Hightyne, My BOB winner today, loved his conformation overall, he displayed raciness and general overall enthusiasm using his tail well on the move. Good Strong quarters which he put to good use I loved his profile movement. Well-presented in good coat and hard condition.

2nd McConnell Feldkirk Fearghal at Torrweaving, close up to winner in many areas. He looked everybit the part. Good head and eye, the best of neck and shoulders good body. Moved soundly with purpose.

Flat Coat Open (3.1)

1st Stewart & Holmes Ballyriver Flasdance, Everybit a bitch displaying raciness without loss of substance. She has the best of general overall balance in body, moved soundly free flowing with good reach and drive.

2nd Whittaker, up to the Stars Black Brianta in my opinion I preferred his head shape and balance to winner today, however preferred the overall balance of the winner. Movement was true in front and behind, profile movement good just quite proud of his tail today.

Pat Butler-Holley