• Date: 16/08/2019
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Becky Johnson Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 19/08/2019

Welsh Kennel Club

Breed: Retriever (Labrador)

My thanks to the WKC for their kind invitation to judge Labradors today. As always I thoroughly enjoyed myself and I felt that there was an excellent and very sportsmanlike atmosphere throughout. As a “non breed” person I am loath to comment too much about my particular findings but two things did strike me. Firstly tailsets - especially on the males. Rather than being a continuation of the back line they appeared to have been stuck on in completely the wrong place and this detracted from an otherwise pleasing outline. The other thing was rear movement - some were very close going away and in some instances the back feet were almost crossing over. Temperaments were as I would expect excellent as was presentation. Thank you to all exhibitors for your entry. It was a great privilege to judge your dogs.


VD (2) 
1st: LITHERLAND Mrs M Oakhouse Orlando Bloom. Well balanced all through. Pleasing head with soft expression. Little heavy in underline of neck. Well laid shoulder with good depth of brisket. Well ribbed back to short loin. Strong hindquarters. Moved with good drive. 
2nd BOLD Miss J E Shaymiloney Solsilvanus. Good overall balance. Pleasing head - could have a little more length of muzzle. Well laid shoulder and corresponding return of upper arm. Slightly longer in loin than winner. Good sound movement.

MPD (2/1) 
1st LACEY Mr B & Mrs E Fleetpaw Game Changer. Very much a baby but with excellent balance showing a true outline. Clean head of correct skull/muzzle proportions. Correct depth of brisket for age. Level topline with correct tailset. Excellent bone and feet. Moved so well displaying an excellent open side gait when viewed in profile.

PD (2)
1st: YOUNG Mrs E Potterspiney Silas. Well balanced with good breed outline. Typical head with clean cheeks and soft expression. Well laid back shoulder with correct return of upper arm. Good depth of brisket. Correct ribcage with short loin. Level topline. Correct tailset. Very well muscled hindquarters with good width of second thigh. Moved accurately fore and aft with good length of stride when viewed in profile. BPD.
2nd: BOLD Miss J E Shaymiloney Saint Signed By Loubert. Well balanced. Head of good shape with soft expression. Excels in his forehand construction. Could lose a little weight to advantage and carried his tail a little too high on the move. Excellent bone and feet.

JD (3) Entries) 
1st: LAMBERT Ms S Treantagh Sedge At Mattand. Excellent overall balance. Super head with clean cheeks, soft expression and correct skull to muzzle proportions. Strong neck leading to well laid shoulder and corresponding return of upper arm. Good with of chest with correct barrel ribcage. Short loin. Level topline and well set tail. Excellent bone and feet. In good coat and condition. Moved well with drive.
2nd: CHAPMAN Mrs H M & Mr D Daisypatch Jelly Tot. Another quality dog who is well balanced all through. True head with soft expression. Excels in forehand construction. Strong hindquarters with good width of second thigh. Moved well in profile - elbows not as neat as winner.
3rd: SMITH Miss C Flyenpyg Porky Pig JW 



YD (5, 2) 
1st: METCALFE Mr A & Mrs J Carromer Jack Flash To Baileydale JW. Good overall balance. Head of correct proportions with very soft expression. Strong neck leading to correctly laid shoulder and corresponding return of upper arm. Well ribbed back with short loin and strong hindquarters. Excellent bone and feet. Moved well with plenty of drive.
2nd: DRUGGAN Miss K A Sense Of Pleasure's El Toro At Balladoole JW. Well balanced all through. Slightly heavier in head than I would ideally prefer. Excellent forehand construction. Well ribbed back. One of the best otter tails of the day. In super coat and condition. Not quite the driving movement of the winner.
3rd: KENNETT Mrs S J & Mr D R Magnavalleys Man On The Moon 

MD (5) 
1st: YOUNG Mrs E Potterspiney Silas (winner of PD)
2nd: CHAPMAN Mrs H M & Mr D Daisypatch Jelly Tot (2nd in JD)
3rd: BOLD Miss J E Shaymiloney Saint Signed By Loubert 

ND (3) 
1st: LAMBERT Ms S Treantagh Sedge At Mattand (1st in JD)

DD (1, 1) 

GD (8) 
1st: BRITTON Mrs A M Llanstinan Louis Lewis Bowstones. I thought this young dog was absolutely stunning. One of my “finds” of the day. He was just what I was looking for - he has the power and strength that the breed requires - but also a decent enough length of leg that would enable him to cross a field of plough with ease. Excellent outline with true head of correct skull to muzzle proportions. Clean neck leading to excellent layback of shoulder and corresponding return of upper arm. His chest is of good width and depth and he has the correct ribcage. Level topline with well set tail. Powerful hindquarters with good width of second thigh and strong parallel hocks. Moved well both fore and aft and demonstrated a good length of stride when viewed in profile. He pushed all the way for the top spot but had to give way to the more mature limit winner. His day will undoubtedly come. Delighted to award him the RCC.
2nd: ALLEN, Mr A C & BOTT Mr R P Tessholly's Explorer With Allenie. Another quality dog. Well balanced all through. Excellent head and expression. Not quite as clean in neck as winner. Good depth of chest. Well ribbed. Strong hindquarters with good width of second thigh. Showed good profile movement - could be a little tidier fore and aft.
3rd: DRUGGAN Miss K Mafia Lab's Taboo Webster At Balladoole JW 

PGD (4, 2)
1st: HARVEY-MAJOR Ms L Linjor Rigsby JW. Excellent overall balance. Typical head with clean cheeks and soft expression. Clean neck leading to well laid shoulder. Deep chest. Good length of leg. Well ribbed back with short loin. Strong, well muscled hindquarters with good width of second thigh. Excellent bone and feet. Moved accurately both fore and aft and then really lengthened his stride well to demonstrate an excellent open side gait. Another than I considered for top honours.
2nd: ELLIS, Mr & Mrs A & S W & MATULLA Mr & Mrs D Dolwen Button Moon JW. Another quality well balanced dog. Good head shape with soft expression. Not as clean in neck as the winner and slightly loaded over the shoulder. Excellent depth and width of chest. Well ribbed back to short loin and powerful hindquarters. Moved well with good drive.


LD (11, 2)
1st: JOHNSON Mrs J & Mr G Cremino Chilly Pepper Sh.CM. I loved him as a youngster when I judged the breed two years ago and all he needed then was time. Time has now arrived and today he looked the best I have seen him. He stood out in what was a good class. Excellent overall balance. Typical head with ears well set and the softest of expressions. Clean neck leading to copybook forehand construction. His chest if of good width with the elbows tight to the brisket and well placed under the body. Correct spring of rib with short loin. Level topline with correctly set tail. Powerful hindquarters with correctly turned stifles and good width of second thigh. Excellent coat texture. Presented to perfection and handled to advantage to get the best out of him. His movement was true both fore and aft and covered the ground well when viewed in profile. Totally fit for purpose and another that could cross a field of plough with ease. Although pushed hard by the Graduate winner he had the finish and maturity to take CC and later BOB.
2nd: FELTON-PAGE Mrs A M Marshwiggle Mr Carson JW Sh.CM. Another quality dog who is well balanced throughout. Good head shape. I would prefer a fractionally darker eye. Clean neck into well laid shoulder. Excels in forehand construction. Correct ribcage with short loin and well made hindquarters. Moved well both fore and aft and with good open side gait when viewed in profile. 
3rd: AUTEY Mr F & Mrs J M Chadfrith Alcazaba 

OD (7, 1) 
1st: ALLEN, Mr A C & HESS, Mrs L H & JORDAN Mrs L Tampa Bay's Marco Polo For Eagle Pond. Outstanding in this class with excellent overall balance. Super head of correct proportions and soft expression. Clean neck leading to copybook forehand construction. Well barrelled ribcage and short loin. Level topline with correct tailset. Excellent coat texture. Strong hindquarters with good bone and feet. Moved with drive showing good open side gait - could be a little tidier going away. Another in contention for top honours.
2nd: HARVEY-MAJOR, L & MERRILL S Linjor the Squire JW Sh.CM. Another quality dog who is well balanced all through. Good head shape with well set ears. Clean neck leading to well laid shoulders. Well ribbed back. Strong, well muscled hindquarters. Not quite the driving movement of the winner today.
3rd: BAILISS Mrs C Sh Ch Tissalian Hi Jack JW 

VB (4, 3)
1st: KULLESEID Mrs C J & Mr P J Sh Ch Centenalee Sparkling Snow. Stood alone but very well worthy of her 1st place. Well balanced throughout. Classical head with very soft expression. Clean neck leading to well laid shoulder and corresponding return of upper arm. Chest of good depth. Well ribbed back. Level topline with correctly set tail. Strong hindquarters. Excellent bone and feet. Moved well both fore and aft with good open side gait when viewed in profile. BV.


MPB (6, 1) 
1st: CHARLTON Mrs J Foxrush Time & Again. Headed a class of quality puppies right down the line. Excellent head with correct skull to muzzle proportions. Clean neck leading to well laid shoulder and equal length of upper arm. Well ribbed back with short loin. Correctly made hindquarters with well let down hocks. Moved soundly on a good stride.
2nd: METCALFE Mr A & Mrs J Baileydale Mrs Tiggywinkle. Another quality puppy who was close up to the winner. Excellent head and expression. Clean neck leading to correct lay of shoulder and corresponding return of upper arm. Slightly longer cast in loin than the winner. Well made hindquarters. Moved well on a good stride totally at one with her handler.
3rd: KING Mrs J Linthwaite Saffron 

PB (9, 1) 
1st: KENT Mrs L Chyanhal Trevose Of Trewinnard. I thought this puppy was absolutely stunning. She commands attention. Wherever I looked around the ring my eye was instantly drawn back to her. She is so well balanced and just can’t stand wrong. True head with the softest expression. Good length of neck leading the correct lay of shoulder and corresponding length of upper arm. Her chest is of good depth and her elbows close to the brisket. Good barrelled ribcage with short loin. Super otter tail used well on the move. Strong hindquarters with correct bend of stifle and showing good width of second thigh. In excellent coat and condition. Moved accurately both fore and aft and showed excellent open side gait when viewed in profile. Totally fit for function - no fuss - no exaggerations. Considered her for the RCC but again just had to give way on maturity. BP and delighted to see her awarded 4th in the puppy group.
2nd: JOHNSON Mrs J & Mr G Cremino Cinderella. Another top quality puppy who I am sure will make a name for herself. Excellent overall balance. Beautiful head with soft expression. Clean neck with excellent forehand construction. Elbows close to brisket and well placed under the body. Excels in ribcage. Level topline with correctly set tail. Well made hindquarters with good bone and feet. Just not quite the finish of the winner but not disgraced in anyway.
3rd: LAVELLE Mr R J & Mrs A Crosscroyde Chealsea Flier 

JB (11) 
1st: BAILISS Mrs C Tissalian Hi Society. Headed a class of quality bitches. Well balanced all through. Excels in head and expression. Clean neck with good lay of shoulder. Good length of leg. Correct in rib/loin proportions with level topline and well set tail. Strong well made hindquarters with good width of second thigh. Moved well with good drive.
2nd: SCUTCHER Mrs A Winsleywood Wild Daisy. Another top quality bitch - just not quite the finish of the winner but I feel they will change places often in years to come. Excellent head with soft expression. Clean neck leading to well laid shoulder and corresponding return of upper arm. Correct through ribcage leading to well made hindquarters. Excellent bone and feet. Moved accurately fore and aft. In excellent coat and condition.
3rd: LONGHURST Mr & Mrs M & A Hurstmeon Bit Of A Pickle 

YB (8, 3) 
1st: PHILLIPS Mrs R M Sheenaron Merry Penelope. Excellent overall balanced showing typical breed outline. Super head with soft expression and well set ears. Well laid shoulder with corresponding return of upper arm. Good ribcage with short loin. Level topline and correctly set tail. Well made hindquarters with correct bend of stifle. Good bone and feet. Moved accurately both fore and aft and showed good open side gait when viewed in profile.
2nd: CASEY, Mr E & JAYES Mrs E Sandylands High Time. Another quality bitch. Well balanced all through. Just preferred the head of the winning bitch. Clean neck leading to copybook forehand construction. Deep chest. Well ribbed back. Level topline. Strong hindquarters. Good driving movement. In excellent coat and condition.
3rd: JONES Mrs F H Willowrush Kersey Dusk At Serenjar 

MB (6) 
1st: METCALFE Mr A & Mrs J Baileydale Mrs Tiggywinkle (2nd MPB)
2nd: JONES Miss K L Serengoch's Chevrolet (A.i.) Well balanced. Excellent head and good eye colour. Clean neck leading to well made forequarters. Correctly sprung ribcage with short loin. Level topline with correctly set tail. Excellent coat texture. Well made hindquarters with good bone and the best of feet. Moved well on a good stride.
3rd: DAWSON, Mr & Mrs R I & DAWSON Miss M Beskerby Nutcracker 

NB (8, 2) 
1st: SCUTCHER Mrs A Winsleywood Wild Daisy (2nd JB)
2nd: METCALFE Mr A & Mrs J Baileydale Mrs Tiggywinkle (2nd MPB)
3rd: LONGHURST Mr & Mrs M & A Hurstmeon Bit Of A Pickle 

DB (6, 2) 
1st: SCUTCHER Mrs A Winsleywood Wild Daisy (2nd JB)
2nd: SMITH Miss C Flyenpyg Where Ya Bin. Very sound bitch with a lot to like about her. Well made all through. Good head of correct skull to muzzle proportions. Clean neck leading to correct forehand assembly. Good through rib and loin. Well made hindquarters. Just needs to get her movement together.
3rd: JONES Miss K L Serengoch's Chevrolet (A.i.) 


GB (10, 2) 
1st: PEGGS Mr & Mrs N & E A Jancet Aurora. Well made all through with good head and expression. Clean neck leading to well laid shoulder. Excels in ribcage with short loin and strong hindquarters. In excellent coat and condition. Moved well.
2nd: FELTON-PAGE Mrs A M Marshwiggle Wilhelmina. Another workmanlike bitch with no exaggerations. Typical head with soft expression. Well laid shoulder and return of upper arm. Well ribbed back to short loin and well made hindquarters. Good bone and feet. Moved soundly - not quite as accurate in rear movement as winner today.
3rd: KING Mrs J Linthwaite Indiana JW 

PGB (9, 2) 
1st: KULLESEID Mrs C J & Mr P J Centenalee Shining Light. Won this class with a bit in hand. Well made all through with pleasing head and expression. Clean neck leading to well laid shoulder and return of upper arm. Good depth of chest. Well ribbed back leading to strong well muscled hindquarters. Good bone and feet. Moved soundly with good drive from hindquarters.
2nd: STOKER Mrs E J A Madgack Mimosa RL1Ex. Good overall balance. Pleasing head with kind expression. Deep brisket with well sprung barrel ribcage. Not holding topline as well as the winner. Well made hindquarters. Moved soundly.
3rd: JONES Miss K L Oakhouse One For Joy At Serengoch 

LB (13, 4) 
1st: CHARLTON Mrs J Classical Act at Foxrush JW. Such an aptly named bitch as she is truly classical in every respect. I absolutely loved her. Beautifully balanced all through. The very best of heads with clean cheeks and the softest expression. Clean neck of good length leading to well laid shoulder and corresponding return of upper arm. Her legs are of a good length with elbows close to the brisket. Correct ribbing to short loin. Level topline with correctly set tail. Well made hindquarters with well turned stifles and good width of second thigh. Excellent bone and feet. Coat of good texture. On the move she was true for and aft with good length of stride when viewed in profile. She was just everything I wanted - again - no exaggeration, no fuss - and totally fit for function. Delighted to award her the BCC. I understand this is her second. I hope her 3rd comes quickly as she is very worthy.
2nd: JOHNSON Mrs J & Mr G Cremino Crushed Ice. Another bitch straight out of the top drawer and had she been in her full coat my decision between first and second would have been even more difficult. Classic head with the softest expression. Clean neck leading to copybook forehand construction. Chest of good depth and width with elbows close to the brisket. Well sprung rib leading to short loin. Level topline with excellent tail set. Strong hindquarters with well let down hocks and good width of second thigh. Really drove out well moving showing excellent open side gait. Despite her not being in her best dress she was still a contender for the RCC.
3rd: SCUTCHER Mrs A Winsleywood Wild Anise JW Sh.CM 

OB (8, 1) 
1st: BRITTON Mrs A M Bowstones Polka. Very well made bitch - totally true to type and very workmanlike. Another that one could easily envisage doing a days work with no effort. Typical outline when viewed in profile. Classical head with clean neck leading to correct forehand construction. Good depth and width of brisket. Level topline - held both stacked and on the move. Good ribcage. Strong hindquarters with well let down hocks. Excellent bone and feet. Good coat texture. Moved well both fore and aft and when viewed in profile. Well deserved RCC.
2nd: CASEY, Mr E & CAVALLO Mr C Sh Ch Lembas Kiss Me Kate At Moyglass. Another quality bitch and very worthy title holder. Well balanced all through. Excels in head and expression. Clean neck leading to good lay of shoulder. Correct depth and width of chest with elbows close to the brisket. Good through ribcage leading to short loin and well made hindquarters. Just carrying a little overweight today which was the determining factor between first and second.
3rd: COODE Mr D Warringah's Gurley JW