• Date: 24/10/2019
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Ann Ingram Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 25/10/2019

Midland Counties Canine Society

Breed: Spaniel (American Cocker)

Midland Counties 2019

Judge Ann Ingram


Breed : American Cocker Spaniels

I do not often comment on a breed when I am not a specialist, but I was disappointed to find so many with poor bites and dentition, and feel it is becoming a big problem in the breed.


Puppy Dog ( 3)(1)

1.Murray’s Zeffirelli’s Ot Chicarnoj Kompani ( Imp. BLR)

Well presented full size male. Head could be a little shorter in muzzle, nice expression, good bone and feet. Nicely arched neck, good rib cage, could be a little shorter in loin, strong hindquarters, moves very well keeping his correct sloping topline.


2.Withdrawn due to lameness.


Junior Dog ( 5)(2)

1. Wells & Heads Saltdean Blinkin Linkin

Immature youngster not always making the most of himself who scored in head and expression, but could have better mouth. Strong arched neck, well laid shoulders, could have a little more bone short back, good topline and hindquarters, can move well with nice carriage but certainly giving the handler a hard time.

2. Glover’s Nasailleen Roosevelt At Mickals

Well presented male a little strong in head, nice expression, good bone and feet, deep chest, could be a little shorter in loin, moves really well covering the ground easily and keeping his nice sloping topline. 


3. Nielsen’s Am. Ch. Rotojets Roll Call (Imp. USA)


Yearling Dog (3 )

1. Price’s Jaclee Walk The Aline

Well presented stylish, full size male with bags of attitude . Well balanced head with correct stop, could have slightly softer expression, and a little more padding in the muzzle. Good reach of neck, well laid shoulders, deep brisket, good bone and feet, strong hindquarters which he uses very well on the move keeping his lovely outline.


2. N. Roosevelt At Mickcals


3. Murray’s Totem De La Chance (Imp. Rus.)


Postgraduate Dog (1 )

1. Birch’s Finndain Frappe For Dyrin

Well balanced male of nice size. Head could be a little shorter in muzzle and have more padding, correct stop, dark expressive well shaped eyes. Good reach of neck, good depth of brisket, covers the ground easily on the move, just levels out his topline a little going round.


Limit Dog (4 )(1)

1. Brooks & Knapper -Wiejland’s Laurent Sundust Now And Forever. ( Imp.USA)

Impressive male in super coat and condition with a stunning outline. Head has correct stop, well padded muzzle and dark ,round, expressive eyes. nicely arched neck of good length running into well laid shoulders, good bone and feet, short back, well sprung ribs, wide muscular quarters, moves so easily covering the ground keeping his nice sloping topline. CC and BOB

2. Birch’s Mischtikais Return O’ The MAC At Dyrin.

 Black in great condition, well balanced head, dark well shaped eyes, good reach of neck, a little short in upper arm, good depth of brisket, could be a little shorter in loin and have a better tail set. Moves easily with nice carriage around the ring.



Open Dog ( 7)(2)

1. Crummey, Atkinson & Yau’s Sh. Ch. Afterglow Life of Brian

Well presented black in tip top condition who scored in muzzle and mouth. Well balanced head with correct stop, broad deep muzzle, dark well shaped eyes,and good mouth. Good bone and feet, could have a little more layback of shoulder, well sprung ribs, strong hindquarters which he uses well on the move, nice carriage and attitude. Res. CC.


2. Manser’s Toybox It’s a Rap At Nujax (Imp. USA)

Well presented with a lovely outline. Well balanced head could have a little more padding in muzzle. Well shaped eyes, good neck and shoulder, short back, good rib cage, super topline and carriage on the move. 


3. Jennings Alibama Blackmail


Veteran Dog (1)

1. Harrison’s Glarus Sun Dance

Very happy Veteran in good condition with lovely soft expression, well padded muzzle and correct stop. Good reach of neck, could have more layback of shoulder, well sprung ribs, moves steadily with a nice outline. Best Veteran



Minor Puppy Bitch (5 )(1)

1. Gadsby, Lynn & Crummey, Afterglow Life of Riley.

Lovely feminine bitch, with great attitude, in lovely condition with super outline. Delightful head with plush muzzle, lovely soft expression, correct stop and good mouth. Long arched neck well laid shoulders, good bone and feet, could be a little shorter in loin, strong hindquarters, loved her carriage and outline on the move. Best puppy.

2. Jennings’ Alibama Smart Choice

Very much the baby but such a nice shape and carriage. Well balanced head with good mouth, well padded muzzle, good neck and shoulder, short back, good topline and hindquarters. Carries herself so well on the move.


3. Iremonger’s Moonmist Bluebell


Puppy Bitch (6)(2)

1. Beattie’s Mar-K N Branstock Emerald Isle .

Well presented parti-coloured who scored with her neck and shoulder. Head needs to develope more padding in muzzle and could have softer expression. Nicely arched neck, good bone and feet, well laid shoulders, short back , strong hindquarters, covers the ground well on the move.

2. Harris’ Cheyenne Moser Dog With Harrisburg

Very well balanced bitch who has such a nice head and expression, could have a little more layback of shoulder, good bone and rib cage, strong hindquarters, keeps her nice sloping topline on the move. Close up to winner.


3. Iremonger’s Moonmist Bluebell.


Junior Bitch (5)(3)

1. Manser’s Silhouette Normandy Southbound To Nujax (Imp. USA)

Beautifully presented feminine bitch with lovely outline. Refined, chiselled head, with dark well shaped eyes, correct stop, to be critical could be a little more plush in muzzle, good reach of neck, well sprung ribs, short back, and strong hindquarters. Moves soundly keeping her correct sloping topline on the move. CC.

2. Sunter & Knapper’s Sundust Hug Me.

Well presented buff with very nice head and expression, well padded muzzle, dark expressive eyes, nicely arched neck, stands a little wide front, good ribcage, short back, strong hindquarters, keeps her nice outline on the move, but not quite the carriage of winner.


Limit Bitch ( 2)(1)

1. Morris & Langton’s Galaksi Dust To Dust At Jennobar. ( Imp. DNK)

Well presented in good coat and condition, head falls away a little under the eyes, correct stop, good mouth and nice expression. Could have a little more reach of neck, good ribcage, short back, covers the ground easily but could have slightly better carriage to complete the picture.


Open Bitch ( 4)(1)

1. Jennings’ Alibama Backlash.

Well presented feminine bitch who scored in her outline and short back. Nice head with correct stop and well padded muzzle, could have slightly darker eyes. Nicely arched neck running into well laid shoulders, short back, good body and nice topline, could be bit tidier in front movement but covers the ground well going round the ring, keeping her nice outline and sloping topline. Res. CC. 

2. Dummett’s Bogestvennaya Skazka Estrella At Almonbury (Imp.BLR)

Eye catching bitch who goes around the ring so well with a nice outline. Well balanced head could have softer expression, good reach of neck , a little short in upper arm, good bone and feet, strong hindquarters which she uses well on the move.


3. Glover’s Mickcals Black Velvet.