- Date: 24/05/2019
- Show Type: Championship Show
- Judge: Becky Johnson Contact Judge
- Published Date: 25/05/2019
Bath Canine Society
I never fail to enjoy judging this breed. Overall today I felt that there was a good quality in depth in both sexes. A couple of observations. Firstly there were quite a number of exhibits that had the incorrect rib/loin proportions. The rib cage should be long and the loin should be short - not 50/50. A long loin goes hand in hand with a weak back. Secondly - stifles - some were very straight which adversely affected movement. Thank you to all exhibitors for your entry and the privilege of judging your dogs. It was as always a total pleasure and the sportsmanship displayed by all made for a lovely atmosphere throughout.
1st SIMPSON & JOHNSTON. Ekkolander Dark Madness At Leriton. Well balanced all through. A lot of maturing to do at the moment but very promising for the future. True head shape with good breadth of skull . A little upright in shoulder. Well ribbed back. Moderate bend of stifle. Strong hocks. Level topline. Moved well both fore and aft and in profile.
1st HUGGINS-DAVIS. Tralale Chunky Monkey month. I was very impressed with this young dog and considered him for higher honours. Well balanced all through. Excellent head and expression. Clean, slightly arched neck leading to well laid shoulder. Chest of good width and depth. Well ribbed back to short loin. Well made hindquarters with correct bend of stifle. Maintained topline throughout. Excellent bone and feet. Moved steadily on a good stride - his owner just needs to “go up” a gear as he needs to stride out more. However his other qualities won him the class.
2nd GRONOW. Cazooska Lilys Gin Fizz. Pleasing head and expression. Excellent shoulder placement. Good depth of chest. Well ribbed back. Little short in croup and would prefer a fraction more bend in stifle. Moved freely on a good stride.
3rd Ekkolander Dark Madness At Leriton
1st LOVELACE. Crumpsbrook Rather Dashing. Good overall balance. Correct head shape and kind expression. Well laid shoulder with good depth of chest and well placed elbows. Short loin with moderate tuck up. Well made hindquarters. Moved well. Just tended to drop his topline at times.
2nd POWELL & MURRELL. Crumpsbrook Woodrush. Well balanced with good outline. Pleasing head and expression. Well laid shoulder and return of upper arm. Deep brisket. Slightly slopes off in croup. Movement erratic at times but good when settled. Good bone and feet.
3rd GREGORY. Jaudas Let It Rock
1st MILLER. Quilesta So Majestic Of Rockfest. I thought this dog was outstanding in every respect. He has a presence that commands attention. He looks powerful, yet not coarse in anyway. Excellent head - elongated, with good breadth of skull and strength of jaw. So well balanced all through. Strong, slightly arched neck leading to well laid shoulder and return of upper arm. Deep chest with elbows correctly placed. His ribcage is well sprung and carried right back to a short, strong loin and moderate tuck up. Strong, well muscled hindquarters with correct turn of stifle. Excellent bone and feet. Moved soundly with excellent open side gait. In excellent coat and condition. Presented and handled to advantage. Totally fit for purpose I could imagine him clearing a five bar gate with ease. Delighted to award him his first CC and BOB. Looking at his breeding I see 4 years ago I afforded his dam the same honour.
2nd MACGREGOR. Ekkolander Snowstorm. Well balanced all through. Good head and kind expression. Clean, slightly arched neck leading to well laid shoulder and return of upper arm. Slightly longer in loin than winner. Well made hindquarters. Good bone and feet. Moved soundly on good stride
3rd WEARE Mr P M & Mrs L A Kamaze Revolution
1st LLOYD & SMITH. Ch Crumpsbrook Bayleaf Von Rulander. Quality dog who is well balanced all through. Head of correct length and breadth with soft expression. Reasonable layback of shoulder. Deep brisket. Level topline. Strongly made hindquarters with well let down hocks. Excellent bone and feet. Moved well at one with handler.
2nd MACGREGOR’S. Sh Ch Jaudas Fame And Glory. Another worthy titleholder whose looks belie his years. Good overall balance. Correct head shape and kind expression. Not holding his topline as well as the winner. Good ribcage and short loin. Could have a fraction more width of second thigh. Excellent bone and feet. Moved well.
3rd DISNEY & WHITING. Sh Ch Wonglepong Will's Faramir
1st Ekkolander Dark Madness At Leriton
2nd EDWARDS. Quilesta Orpheus. Reserve in junior. At legs and wings stage at present. Good head and expression. I would like a little more depth in brisket. Good length of ribcage. Well made hindquarters. Moved steadily.
1st MILLER. Ekkolander Dark Russian. Daughter of DCC. Well made all through. Good overall balance. Correct head proportions with kind expression. Scores in her forehand construction. Well ribbed back to short loin and moderate tuck up. Well made hindquarters with good second thigh. Moved freely on good stride. BP
1st MILLER. Asterpoint Da Vinci Of Rockfest. Excellent overall balance. Well shaped head with good length of muzzle. Clean, slightly arched neck into well laid shoulder. Enough depth of brisket. Ribcage carried well back to short loin. Well made hindquarters. Good bone and feet. Excellent coat and condition. Moved well on a good stride. Just needs to mature and she will be a contender for higher honours.
2nd PROWSE. Quilesta Just Endearing. Longer cast than winner. Good head shape with kind expression. Well made forequarters. Dips in topline . Slightly longer in loin than I would prefer and very straight in stifle. Good bone and feet. Moved steadily.
LB (5, 1)
1st OGLE & BUTLER. Ursel Vom Ahler Esch At Raycris. Excellent overall balance presenting the correct square outline for the breed. Super head with good breadth of skull. Correct eye colour with soft expression. Her neck is well muscled and leads seamlessly to well laid shoulders. Her chest is of good width and depth. Well ribbed back with short loin. Strong, muscular hindquarters with good width of second thigh. Moved with good drive from the rear covering the ground well. Delighted to award her her first CC. She would be a very worthy title holder.
2nd SUCHETT-KAYE. Cazooska Pixie At Settskaye. Longer cast than winner and let herself down on the move today. Excellent head with good length of muzzle. Scores in her forehand construction. Well ribbed back. Strong hindquarters and correct tailset. Good bone and feet.
3rd FOREMAN, Celtaur Aquarius Lake At Toberworry
1st O' CONNELL. FT Ch Jaudas Heartbeat. Good overall balance. Excellent head with correct breadth of skull and length of muzzle. Clean, slightly arched neck into well laid shoulder. Deep chest. Loin could be a tad shorter which was the deciding factor when it came to top honours. Well made hindquarters with good width of second thigh. Moved well fore and aft and in profile. Excellent coat and condition. RCC
Becky A Johnson