- Date: 13/07/2019
- Show Type: Championship Show
- Judge: Angela Johns Contact Judge
- Published Date: 02/11/2020
National Working & Pastoral Breeds Society
National Working & Pastoral Breeds Society 2019
Judge: Mrs Angie Johns
Thank you to the committee for the invitation to judge at this well managed show and one of my favourites in the show calendar. I am thankful to all the exhibitors for their entries making one of the biggest this year and the biggest working entry of the show. I found the entry to be of such good quality in the majority of classes right down the line which made some decisions difficult and had to split hairs to find my final line ups. The ring was large but ground was not the best being uneven in places. I’m sure on a different day places could change. For the most part dogs and bitches were easily distinguishable which I was pleased about. Many exhibits were in the summer attire, but this is to be expected this time of year and did not impact on placings. Most exhibits were in good, lean, hard muscled condition although there were a few that have lost top condition following a working season and coat blowing. Overall, there was some excellent movers today which was displayed by all of my winners.
Class 273 PD (1 Entries) Abs: 1
Class 274 JD (6 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: SARGENT Mr & Mrs R & S Keriquel Orinoco - Lovely boy with lots of potential, a tad unbalanced still but should improve with maturity. Lovely head and expression ear set, shape and size correct. Good body ratios and leg length. Held a level topline on the stand and the move. Scored well in overall type and he kept drawing my eye. Moved out well showing an effortlessness in his movement even at this young age.
2nd: JOHNSTON Miss E L Snooperz Newton At Losttrail (Imp) - Handsome Mono B/W. Good head and naughty expression, almond shaped eyes, well set. good earset and size. Up in size but well balanced front and rear angulation. Strong topline on the stand and move. Easy light and efficient on the move covering ground well. Just appeared a bit loose in the front at times but sure this will improve with maturity.
3rd: WAKKER Mr H H & Mrs J M Shaytaan's Winter Soldier At Ceannabeinne (Imp)
Class 275 PGD (11 Entries) Abs: 2
1st: WILLIAMS Mr D & Mrs C Salazka's Newt Scamander – Black & white mono dog, who I really have liked watching over the last few shows. He did not disappoint me when I got my hands on him. He has a lovely head, not too course or feminine. Eyes almond shaped and well set, very soft expression with a glint of cheekiness. Good length of neck, well laid back shoulders. Front and rear angulation well balanced, firm topline on the stand and held on the move. Can take time to settle but when he does he displays good reach and drive. Good feet. RDCC
2nd: GRISBROOKE Mrs C A & Mr A J Azgard Spindrift - Stunning boy that just missed out today to class winner. Stunning headpiece, really typical, handsome head. Eyes and ears correct size, shape and correctly set. Nice height to length ratios and very good angulation which displayed in his movement, covering the ground well.
3rd: FLETCHER Mrs S & Mr G Azgard Nimbus
Class 276 LD (11 Entries) Abs: 4
1st: EMERY Mr M & Mrs H Navajos Agent Utah – Mature b/w boy presented well. He has such a handsome head with everything correct in size, shape and set. Lovely overall outline, level topline and good angulation front and rear. Another great mover, just effortless ground covering movement which won him the class. Well muscled.
2nd: ROBINSON Mr I & Mrs L Frostynights Bloodraven 3 yrs, - B/w boy, good head with correct almond eyes, ears correct size and set, used well. Good angulation front and rear, good arch of neck going into a well laid back shoulder, level topline, correct angulated croup.
3rd: SNELSON Mrs H Salazka's Mr Abernathy
Class 277 OD (9 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: GRISBROOKE Mrs C A & Mr A J Ch Azgard Glock – This boy ticks all the boxes for me! Such an honest dog. He has a softness about him that I’m drawn to with his expression. Eyes well shapes and set, ears correct and used to advantage. Good arched neck leading to a good lay of shoulder and level topline held on the stand and the move. Good croup, tail set and carriage. Very good angulation both front and rear. Well muscled. This boy shows he is ever bit a working dog on the move displaying such an effortless ground covering movement. DCC and BOB
2nd: SARGENT Mr & Mrs R & S Ch Hushwing Wezztlee With Keriquel - Typical b/w, good head with eyes, ears correct size, shape and set. On the stand showed good, balanced angulation front and rear. Good level topline, croup correct and tail carriage good. Didn’t cover the ground as well as I have seen him do so in the past but could have just been the handling and the uneven ground today.
3rd: PLATT Ms J Rykalov's Sparks At Wightflight
Class 278 VD (5 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: REDWOOD Mr W G & Mrs H E Ch Rigrunner Slider – Such a handsome boy and always shows well. He is such a typical boy with a gorgeous mature head. Good angles front and rear and moves well. Nice level topline on the stand and the move. In well muscled condition. BVD
2nd: BLAKE, Ms S D & GOOD Mr G L Rykalov's Rocky Gibralter - Another well muscled veteran, Typical head and expression, good ears, ear well shaped and set. Good angulation front and rear, topline level good croup and tail set. Quick on his feet, covering the ground well.
3rd: FOARD Mrs J R M Bifrost Merlot
Class 279 SBD/B (5 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: MILES Mr P Trailhunters Aywa – Very pretty young bitch. Lovely eye shape and expression, nicely arched neck into a well angulated body. Height to length ratios good. Still a bit loose but sure she will improve as she matures and gets a working season behind her.
2nd: SNELSON Mrs H Niflheim Gambit – R/W boy shown and presented well. Has such a sweet expression and so willing to please his handler. Good feet. Well muscled and moved out well when settled.
3rd: BOLSOVER Miss K Charmedkelz Kernowek Pixie
Class 280 PB (4 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: HUGHES Mrs K Dream Come True Wilcza Dusza For Siberiadrift – Nice bitch and mature for her age. Good head, eyes and ears correct set, shape and size giving her the typical look. Good arch of neck into good lay of shoulder. Level toppling on the stand and help on the move. Balanced angulation front and rear. Croup and tail set correct. Moved out well which won her the class. BPIB
2nd: LIGHTFOOT Mrs H M & Mr A Forstal's Elu Flo Of Footlite – Promising youngster with a very pretty head. A bit unsettled to begin with but shows great promise. Angulation good and light footed movement to round off the package. Will watch with interest.
3rd: SPRUCE Miss A J Mysticwolf Diesel's Dream
Class 281 JB (7 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: CORDWELL Mr D Amiz Likoori At Sakino – B/W lovely girl. Very pretty head and sweet expression. Eyes well shaped and set. Ears spot on for age and used well. Good angulation, balanced front and rear. Showed good effortless movement covering the ground with ease. Another young girl to watch.
2nd: BOWDEN, Miss C & HUGHES Mr & Mrs M Staggan's Luck Be A Lady – Very pretty girl with a “What are you looking at?” attitude about her. Eyes and ears, correct. Good, balanced angulation and showed herself off on the move with a steady economical gait displaying good reach and drive for a youngster.
3rd: SMITH Mrs E A Snoqualmie Taliska Skye At Arcticswirl
Class 282 PGB (17 Entries) Abs: 2
1st: ANDERSON Mrs C Azgard Pinkster To Uriakin – Agouti girl coming into her prime. Very typical feminine head. Eyes so well shaped and set with a soft expression. Very good angulation front and rear. Good arch of neck flowing into well laid shoulders. Strong level toppling held both on the stand and the move. Height to length ratios good with nice length of leg. Excels on the move with such an effortless, flowing movement. Was unlucky to meet the BCC and RBCC winners today.
2nd: AGUILERA Mrs V & Mr T Sulaco Ripley – B/W girl with another girl with a typical head. Nice outline on the stand, good ratios and another effortless mover. Level topline, good croup and tail set and carriage.
3rd: JONES, Ms S & MIHULKA Mr G Shaytaan's Upyours At Icynights (Imp)
Class 283 LB (7 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: SHELFORD Miss A Joy Av Vargevass (Imp) Typical girl feminine head. Almond shaped, well set eyes giving a keen expression. Great outline on the stand and great body ratios, nice leg length. Well angulated with a strong topline. Correct croup and tailset and carriage. Very well muscled. She displays such and economical movement, this won her the class.
2nd: SMITH Ms E L Amical Kapri – such a super feminine girl that showed well today. Not quite the movement of winner but such a lot to like about her. Feminine girl with a lovely expression. Very good height to length rations and leg length.
3rd: WAKKER Mr H H & Mrs J M Shaytaan's China White At Ceannabeinne (Imp)
Class 284 OB (11 Entries) Abs: 2
1st: SARGENT Mr & Mrs R & S Ch Keriquel Aqualight – Such an understated, honest bitch. Nice typical head with well shaped eyes and ears all correctly set giving a lovely expression. Nicely arched neck moving into strong level topline. Good outline on the stand and found myself drawn to her in the line up. Very good angulation, so balanced in angulation front and rear. Moves with such an economy on movement display good reach and drive. Very well muscled. BCC
2nd: ALLEN, Mrs A & GRISBROOKE Mrs C Azgard Tuula – Unlucky to meet winner today. This girl is such a show girl and responded well to her handler giving her everything. One you need to get your hands on to appreciate. Beautiful head piece with soft almond shaped eyes. Good medium shaped ears set nicely and used well. Nicely arched neck leading to well laid shoulders. Very good height to length ratios and nice depth of chest. Topline level on the stand and the move. Another great mover, so effortless and economical displaying a light footed flowing gait. RCC
3rd: FOARD Mrs J R M Bifrost Pixie's Nima
Class 285 VB (8 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: SHAW Mrs N & Mr S Norste Gazelle - White girl that I can’t believe is a veteran. Nicely shaped almond eyes, displaying a feminine expression. Good ear set to complete a lovely head piece. Nice outline on the stand with good angulation. Light on her feet. BVIB
2nd: SMITH, Miss R & MARCH Miss N V Trailhunters Miki – Super piebald in excellent condition. Well muscled and full coat. Good angulation, level topline, croup and tail set and carriage correct. Another good mover, covering the ground with ease.
3rd: ROBINSON Mrs S E Rigrunner Clamshell