• Date: 20/05/2018
  • Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
  • Judge: Sarah-Jane Finch Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 10/01/2019

Christchurch & New Forest Canine Society

Dalmatians 

Thank you to the committee for inviting me to judge this lovely, friendly show. I would also like to thank the exhibitors for bringing their dogs under me and waiting a long time to be judged on a hot day. It was nice to see a lot of dogs that were totally new to me as well as to be able to go over dogs I’d only seen from ringside before.  

P(3,3)  

1. Howard’s Shydally Brightest Star. 9-month-old liver bitch. This very pretty girl has an elegant head with well broken ears. She has a slender neck and an adequate chest, excellent cat like feet. Her coat is brilliant white. On the move she really excelled with very fluid, purposeful drive. On the day it was her movement that won her the class. Best Puppy, Best Liver and Puppy Group 3.  

2. Hajee & Tidcombe’s Castletop Summer Breeze. Almost 12-month-old black bitch.  This bitch was very fidgety when I was trying to go over her which made it hard for me to assess her properly. She has beautiful dark eyes and well set on ears. She has an ample chest and her tail is well set on and was wagging constantly. Her coat was excellent and her spotting is the darkest black. Her movement was good but she was out moved by one.  

3. Howard-Riddle’s Shydally Wish Upon a Star 

J(4,4) 

1. Thorne’s Spotiray Billy Elliot of Castletop. 17 month old black dog. I have judged this dog before as a puppy and he is maturing nicely. He has the most masculine of heads yet still keeping a sweet, soft expression. His neck is strong & muscular, like the rest of his body which is in tip top condition. He is such a happy lad and wagged his tail the whole time. His movement is powerful and he managed to outpace his handler today.  

2. Bridge’s Keiradal Moulin Rouge. 17-month-old black bitch. This bitch is on the small side of the breed standard and quite heavily spotted which may make some people overlook her but I think that would be a mistake. She has a pretty, feminine head with the most beautiful dark eyes. She has a good chest and a well set on tail. She was very attentive to her handler. This girl comes into her own on the move, like the carriage dog that I am looking for when judging: powerful and with drive without losing femininity.  

3. Howard’s Shydally Brightest Star. 

PG(6,5) 

1. Davies Maddidalli Embers Glow. 23-month-old black bitch. A bitch that I had admired from ringside so I was pleased to be able to go over her. She has a beautiful head with a very feminine expression and the darkest eye, her ears are well set on framing her face well. She has a good mouth, a nice slender neck with adequate chest. She has lovely tight cat like feet and a well set on tail that was wagging the whole time. Her coat was crisp white and in excellent condition. She moved with drive from behind and looked like she could go all day. Reserve Best of Breed.  

2. Wareham’s Tamilanda Valentina Lilly at Dotsadaisy. 2.5-year-old black bitch. This bitch has a lovely feminine head with well set on ears that are very well broken giving her a lovely expression. She has an excellent mouth, with perfect bite. She has a deep chest, dense white coat with even spotting and is so well muscled. She was another that was very attentive to her handler. She has excellent movement, moving with purpose with her head down.  

3. Thorne’s Spotiray Billy Elliot of Castletop. 

O(4,3) 

1. Wareham’s Tamilanda Blue Water Lilly at Dotsadaisy. 6.5-year-old black bitch. This bitch catches your eye as soon as she comes into the ring. She has the prettiest of faces, her well broken ears are set on perfectly. She has a lovely neck, a good deep chest and was shown in the hardest of condition. She has an excellent top line with a perfectly well set on tail that didn’t stop wagging. Her coat is in great condition, crisp, dense with excellent spotting. She has a real “attitude” that means you can’t take your eyes off of her. Her movement was the best of the day, she moves with purpose, driving from behind with her head down level with her body. The more she moves, the better she looks. I was very happy to be able to award her Best of Breed.  

2.  Thorne’s Spotiray Billy Elliot of Castletop – as Junior.  

3. Thorne’s Maddidalli Girl on Fire at Castletop. 

 

Sarah-Jane Finch (Dalticino)