• Date: 06/05/2018
  • Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
  • Judge: Roxane Hobbs Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 07/04/2019

North Of Scotland Toydog Society

North of Scotland Toy Dog Society – 06 May 2018

Thank you to the committee of North of Scotland Toy Dog Society, for inviting me to judge Cavaliers & King Charles Spaniels at their open show. Thanks also to my steward who kept the classes moving well.

In both breeds all exhibits were well presented and thank you to the exhibitors who accepted my decisions sportingly.

One point to note in the Cavalier entry was that I really would not like to see any more weight on these dogs – the majority I felt, were carrying a tad too much.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels

PD (1,1)

SYD (1,0) 1. Bailie's Coralvalley Carter at Cavalino: 20 month old, well broken tri, presented in excellent condition. A masculine dog with well spaced, dark, round eyes, well set ears and an almost flat skull. Ample cushioning under the eye completes a soft yet masculine expression. Correct scissor bite. Ample reach of neck,leading to a well laid shoulder followed by a level topline, which he held both standing and on the move. Good turn of stifle. Movement OK. Not overly enthusiastic today

PGD (7,4) 1. Baillie's Peakdowns Morning Magic At Cavallino: 2 yrs well broken Blenheim, presented well. . Round dark eyes and well set ears, which frame his face nicely. A muzzle of correct length, with a correct scissor bite. Ok reach of neck, leading to a well laid shoulder and a level topline, which he kept on the move. Reasonably good turn of stifle. 2. Hargraves's Carleny I dreamed A Dream: .2yrs B/T. Many of the attributes of 1,apply to this similar aged dog, though the overall impression was that he just didn't have quite the finish of 1. Preferred movement of 1. 3. Drennan's Calaten Star Trouper

OD (6,1) 1. Gibb-Stewart's CH Chantismere Push My Button: 6 yrs blenhiem with a well broken coat of rich chestnut and white. Lovely masculine expression with dark eyes, well set ears and a muzzle of correct length. Correct scissor bite. Ample reach of neck,leading to a well laid shoulder, nice short coupled body, good spring of rib, and a well set tail, which he used to his advantage. Good turn of stifle. Moved well..BD & BOB 2. Finlay & Kirkwood's Grajenco Cortado At Marisk: 2 yrs Ruby presented in excellent condition. A masculine dog with dark, round eyes, well set ears and an almost flat skull. Ample cushioning under the eye creates a soft yet masculine expression. Correct scissor bite. Good reach of neck,leading to a well laid shoulder followed by a level topline, which he kept on the move. Good turn of stifle. Movement OK. 3. Baillie's Peakdowns Floyd At Cavallino.

PB (6,4) 1. Gaskell's Jeilohn Rosie: 6 months well broken blenheim. Well spaced, round dark eyes and correctly set ears, framing her face nicely. A muzzle of correct length, with a correct scissor bite, along with a shallow stop finishes the picture nicely. Good reach of neck, leading to a well laid shoulder and a level topline. Good turn of stifle. Movement was OK, if a little erratic at times. BP. 2. Gibb – Stewart's Culverwood Chiquitta: 6 months well broken blenheim. Many of the attributes of 1,apply to this bitch, though the overall impression was that she was lacking in confidence today. 3. Gaskell's Jeilohn Judy

SYB (2,1) 1. Gibb – Stewart's Tangledwood Nice Ice Baby: 16 month, Blenheim, presented in excellent condition. She has round dark eyes and well set ears Correct length of muzzle, with a good scissor bite. Good reach of neck, leading to a well laid shoulder and a level topline with an excellent tailset. Good turn of stifle. Movement OK. Happy little showgirl, who though stood alone in her class,pulled out the stops to be awarded BB

PGB (3,3)

OB (2,1) 1. Gow's Grajenco Macchiato At Lyncraeg Ruby bitch in good coat, Feminine expression with dark eyes, well set ears and a muzzle of correct length. Correct scissor bite. OK reach of neck and shoulder, , good spring of rib, and a well set tail. Moved OK. Just wasn't very animated today which spoiled the whole overall image, costing her in the Challenge.

King Charles Spaniels

A shame that there was only one class for this breed. Whilst I realise that this is not a numerically large breed, I can't help but think maybe a Puppy as well as an Open class might encourage more entries in the future

O (3,1) 1. Sutherland's Mitapip Raindance: 14 months B/T bitch. Lovely cobby little girl with bags of character. Large, well spaced, dark eyes with ample cushioning on the cheeks, below and correctly set ears defining the domed skull, along with a slightly undershot mouth, produce a very pleasing head and expression. An arched neck leading to a well laid shoulder and short coupled body with well sprung ribs, give the impression of a compact little toy spaniel. Good turn of stifle and well let down hocks, helped to produce lovely free movement with drive. BOB 2. Sutherland's Mitapip Northern Dancer: 10 months B/T bitch. Many of the attributes above apply equally to this younger bitch, however despite only 4 months between these two exhibits, she is still very raw and nowhere near as confident as 1, which in a classification such as this made all the difference – that said, these were both very nice exhibits BP

Judge: Roxane Hobbs (Beaconsfylde)