• Date: 24/03/2018
  • Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
  • Judge: Polly King Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 05/11/2018

Gundog Breeds Association Of Scotland

Gundog Breeds Association of Scotland.

24th March 2018

Flatcoated Retrievers.

I thought the flatcoats presented were very even in appearance and many decisions came down to ‘splitting hairs’. As I do work my dogs I look for a dog or bitch of sound construction and would do a good day in the field, fit for function. The bitches were a lot finer in construction than the males, and muzzles should not get any finer.

Minor Puppy: 0 entries

Puppy: 1 entry

1st Stewarts Eskside Lady of Loganlea. 9 month bitch, still very much a baby. Head lean with little stop, dark eye and correct bite. Good length of neck. Would prefer a better front construction. Level top line, held on the move. Good tail set and hindquarters. BP

Junior: 2 entries 1 absent.

1st Holmes Simon Says Home To The Castle. Year old bitch, with fine head dark eye correct bite. Good length of neck. Would like more prow and depth to chest. Level topline, good tailset and hindquarters.

Graduate: 7 entries 2 absent

1st Cowan’s Draketor Dartmoor Beauty with Andwalls. Caught my eye, 20 month bitch, well balanced feminine. Classically moulded head dark eye and correct bite. Good reach of neck, good lay back shoulder, well defined brisket. Chest had depth and breadth for heart room. Level topline held on the move, stood four square and moved well. Good workman like construction.

2nd MacDonalds Steelriver Dance In The Sun At Skyloch Two & 1/2 year old bitch Feminine and well balanced throughout. Good head with dark eye and correct bite. Good front just preferred my 1st bitch front. Level topline held standing and on the move. Stood 4 square. Moved well.

3rd Young & Flynns Ballyriver Slightly Sober

Post Graduate: 4 entries 1 absent

1st McKenzie’s Montegrino Nanny Noggins At Rachanmill Very feminine bitch. Good head with dark eye and scissor bite. Good reach of neck, nice lay back of shoulders. Good front with good depth and breadth of chest. Would have liked a flatter lying coat. Good hindquarters and stood four square. Preferred her movement to my second place winner.

2nd Thomson’s Badcall Petronella Another good one, feminine with good head dark eye and scissor bite. Good reach of neck. Good lay back of shoulder depth to chest and breadth for heart room. Good feet. Stood 4 square and moved well.

3rd Reekie’s Rotherfield Chaos Of A Star

Limit: 3 entries 0 absent

1st Stewart & Holmes Candidacasa Dirty Dancing Smaller male with plenty of bone for size. Happy dog with constantly wagging tail. Liked this boy a lot, oozed confidence. Good head, dark eye and correct bite. Well laid back shoulder and good front construction, chest had depth and breadth. Level topline and strong quarters moved with drive. Very workman like, fit for function.

2nd Cowans Andwalls Seventh Heaven Another lovely bitch, good head dark eye and correct bite. Good reach of neck good front construction with depth of chest. Level topline, held on the move. Stood 4 square moved well.

Open: 6 entries 3 entries

1st Douglas Greenbayhill Black Tuxedo Strong very masculine male. Nicely moulded head, dark eye and scissor bite. Good reach of neck, well laid back shoulder. Front construction very good with good depth and breadth of chest, with gradual spring of rib level topline and strong hindquarters. Had good muscle tone all round and this showed in his movement, best movement on the day as he powered around the ring. BOB

2nd Thompsons Rotherfield Lady Of Braeval Bedcall Lovely well balanced bitch with nicely moulded head dark eye and correct scissor bite. Good reach of neck Good front construction and hindquarters. Stood four square Moved well.

3rd Lairds Seaheart Archibald of Daicheil

Judge

P. King