• Show Date: 23/06/2018
  • Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
  • Judged by: Shelagh Tolladay Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 02/11/2020

North Of England Welsh Springer Spaniel Club


                                                 23RD JUNE 2018

I would like to thank the Club for inviting me to judge at their Open Show held in conjunction with Blackpool Championship Show. I had a thoroughly enjoyable day judging your lovely dogs.

At the start of judging I was instructed to award 1st to Reserve in each class. Later, I was informed by exhibitors that both the schedule and catalogue stated ‘rosettes for 1st to VHC in all classes’. I am sure this will be rectified /addressed before the next show.

Minor Puppy Dog (3) 1st Harrison’s Glenbrows Picture By Design. This 7 month old puppy possesses a lovely masculine head with such a soft and gentle expression. Good length of neck set cleanly into shoulders. Balanced body with well developed hindquarters. Confident and steady on the move. 2nd Ritchie & Butler’s Slapestones Diamond Mine. Liked the overall shape and balance of this 6 month old puppy. Well shaped head and kind eye. Moved out happily with correct tail carriage. 3rd Chandler’s Chanangel Festive Spirit.

Puppy Dog (2) 1st Douglas’ Bonvis Cadfael to Santallina. This 9 month old puppy is developing on just the right lines. He displays a clean and balanced outline with good front, neck and shoulders. Lovely shaped head and eye. Moderate rear angulation. Sound on the move with a free and easy stride. 2nd Harrison’s Glenbrows Picture By Design.

Junior Dog (4) 1st Graham & Hogstrom’s Don’s Statement to Nyliram (Imp Swe ) This stylish dog is so well made throughout with good breed type. Balanced with good body proportions. Lovely head,neck and shoulders. Firm topline and correct tailset. Strong quarters enabled him to move with purpose. 2nd Worth’s Sarabande Lord of the Dance (AI) A lighter built dog than 1st but still with many attributes. Lovely balanced head with a soft expression. Balanced in body with good front and rear angulation. Covered the ground on an easy stride. 3rd Oliver’s Glenbrows Royal Dragon.

Special Yearling Dog (3) 1st Graham & Hogstrom’s Don’s Statement to Nyliram (Imp Swe) 2nd Worth’s Sarabande Lord of the Dance(AI). 3rd Edwards’ Cedwyn Rojo.

Post Graduate Dog (3,1 ) 1st Yacoub & Samsel’s Laithmoor’s Marek. Lovely head and expression. Good bone, depth and substance. Muscular,well ribbed body. Strong hindquarters enabled him to move out well. 2nd Riley’s Ferndel Buttermint at Ravensworth. Ample bone and substance to this dog. Good length and strength to neck. Deep chest and well sprung ribs. Accurate on the move. Just preferred head of 1st

Limit Dog ( 9) What a cracking class ! 1st Howarth’s Quensha You’ve Got a Friend at Arkview ShCM. This dog just gets better with age. From his handsome head to the tip of his tail he presents great balance and substance throughout. Balanced forehand and excellent hindquarters. Well muscled neck of good length. Strong, well muscled hindquarters which he used to move positively around the ring BD and BOS 2nd Clarke’s Ferndel High Fidelity with Tigerrock ShCM. Another quality dog who was unlucky to meet 1st on such form. Love his size and breed type. Gorgeous head and expression. Has strength and depth throughout his balanced body. Big ribs carried well back. Movement displayed good reach and drive holding a firm topline and correct tail carriage RBD 3rd Ellis & Pilkington’s Shannara Total Eclipse ShCM.

Open Dog ( 4) 1st Harrison’s Sh Ch Glenbrows Picture Me Now JW. This dog has the most gorgeous head and expression. Lovely clean and balanced shape. Good front, strong neck of good length set into well laid shoulders. On the move he drives from strong quarters.2nd Douglas’ Sh Ch Ferndel Justin Time ShCM. Correctly proportioned head displaying a kind eye and a soft expression. Balanced front and rear assemblies with good forechest. Strong rear quarters with hocks well let down. Moved out sound and true but today just lacked his usual sparkle. 3rd Philipson’s Sh Ch Menstonia Marksman ShCM

Veteran Dog (2) 1st Clarke’s Tigerrock Two Unlimited JW ShCM.Lovely shaped head and expression on this 8 year old dog. Balanced body with good width to hindquarters. Clean over neck and shoulders. Good spring of rib. Sound and positive on the move. 2nd Thomas’ Coed Y Berwyn Afon Fach. This 10 year old dog was certainly enjoying his day out. A nicely constructed dog with good body proportions. Would have just liked a little more animation on the move.

Good Citizen Dog (3,2) 1st Hankin’s Haltonian Romeo with Woodelrond. He has good breed type with a lovely head and expression. Good balance fore and aft. Well ribbed body with firm topline which he held on the move.

Minor Puppy Bitch (4,1) 1st Burchmore, Thomas & Bowd’s Bowdonia Moon River. Just love this puppy. She has quality and breed type in abundance. Good bone and substance without losing any of her femininity. Such a pretty head of correct proportions. Good length of neck flows cleanly into correct layback of shoulder. Her front and rear angulation is perfectly balanced. She covered the ground with reach and drive displaying style and panache and an ever lashing tail BPIS 2nd Chandler’s Chanangel Mistletoe N’Wine. Really liked this puppy. She is well constructed with a lovely head and expression. Good body properties with well developed hindquarters. Presents a clean and balanced picture both stacked and on the move. 3rd Graham & Denwood’s Slapestones Pink Promise at Lyndfil.

Puppy Bitch (4,1) 1st Burchmore, Thomas & Bowd’s Bowdonia Moon River. 2nd Yacoub’s Laithmoor’s Alinka. Very pretty girl with a lovely soft eye. Well boned, balanced body, clean over neck and shoulders. Good width and angulation to rear. Sound and steady movement. 3rd Graham & Denwood’s Slapestones Pink Promise at Lyndfil.

Junior Bitch (3,1) 1st Worth’s Sarabande Dance to the Rhythm(AI) A pretty,feminine bitch with a gentle expression. Appealed for type and size. Good depth for her age. Balanced body properties. Moved well with drive using her tail correctly. 2nd Perkins’ Brent Love Me Do. Another lovely bitch who has substance yet still retains her femininity. Good bone and balance. Well developed thighs. Sound and confident on the move.

Special Yearling Bitch (4,1) 1st Graham’s Ferndel Cover Story about Nyliram JW. Eye catching, quality bitch and a true showgirl. Balanced head shape with lovely chiselling beneath her eyes. Good reach of neck set cleanly into shoulders. Well ribbed body and firm topline. Excels on the move driving from her well muscled hindquarters with precise footfall RBB and RBIS. 2nd Tyler & Shiel’s Highclare Made of Honour at Eiriandylis. This very pretty bitch is developing at just the right pace. She is well made all through with a clean and balanced outline. Moved on a free and easy stride. Has all the essentials, just needs maturity to complete the picture. 3rd Hankins’ Haltonian Juliet with Woodelrond.

Post Graduate Bitch (4,1) 1st Knowles’ Menstonia Midnight Dreamer. Judged this beautifully headed bitch as a puppy and I’m delighted to see she has fulfilled her early promise. Ample length of neck flowing smoothly into good shoulder placement. Balanced front and rear angulation. Good bone and substance. Stylish mover with good reach and drive. 2nd Sutherland’s Jacranella Sonata. Another bitch who has a beautiful head. So well constructed with balanced front and rear assemblies. Correct tailset. Shown in good coat and condition. Moved out with drive but not quite the precision of the winner today. 3rd Dyer’s Islanza Royale Among Tylwyth

Limit Bitch (6,1) 1st Thomas & Upton’s Bowdonia Anastasia JW. This lovely bitch has a feminine head with good eye shape and colour. She has good bone, balance and substance. Strong, well ribbed body. Covered the ground well on an effortless stride. 2nd Sutherland’s Jacranella Serenade. Another lovely bitch who has good type and a shapely outline. Ample bone and substance. Stands on lovely tight feet. Good ribs and strong rear assembly used well on the move. 3rd Ritchie’s Sarabande Eternity at Slapestones JW.

Open Bitch (4,2) 1st Thomas & Upton’s Sh Ch Bowdonia Seraphina JW ShCM. Nothing exaggerated about this bitch and she certainly caught my eye on entering the ring. Top quality bitch who has substance and elegance combined. She presents a picture of total balance with a beautiful outline. Loved her head and expression. Her long neck flows cleanly into well placed shoulders. Good width to thighs and moderate bend of stifle. Impressed with her smooth,effortless, ground covering movement with precise footfall BB and BIS. 2nd Sutherland’s Sh Ch Jacranella Symphony. Love this quality bitch for her overall size, type and balance. Gorgeous head and eye. Strength through the body with firm topline and well muscled quarters. Today she couldn’t match the winner on drive and footfall.

Veteran Bitch (1) 1st Sutherland’s Ch Julita Rezanella of Jacranella. This 9 year old bitch certainly belies her age. A very feminine bitch with well ribbed body of good proportions. Ample bone and substance with balance throughout. She was certainly ‘fit for function’ and this showed in her free flowing movement BVIS

Good Citizen Bitch (2,1) 1st Tain’s Sh Ch Taimere’s Takes the Biscuit JW. Quality bitch with a lovely head and expression. Good bone and substance. Balanced angulation fore and aft. Clean outline with firm topline which she held on the move. Good tailset carried correctly.

                                                                                                Shelagh Tolladay