• Date: 19/09/2019
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Becky Johnson Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 20/09/2019

Driffield Championship Dog Show

Breed: Stakes

I thoroughly enjoyed judging the Stakes classes today. In particular the Junior Bitch Class was outstanding and many top class bitches had to go cardless. Thank you all for supporting these classes and affording me the chance to judge your dogs.

Merriott Plastics Junior Stakes (Dog) (16/6)

1st MANN Mr & Mrs J R & V Valger Ragnar. GSP. 12 months. Excellent overall balance. Well moulded head with kind expression. Clean neck leading to well laid shoulder. Deep wide chest. Short back with correctly sprung ribcage. Strong hindquarters. Moved well both fore and aft with good length of stride when viewed in profile. Coat of good quality. Handled and moved to advantage.

2nd MOSS Mr A D Fecimus Chase The Dream To Ewtor JW. Field Spaniel. Excellent overall balance. Typical head. Well chiselled beneath the eyes. Clean neck. Well laid back shoulder with corresponding return of upper arm. Correct rib to loin proportions. Level topline. Good bone and feet. Moved well both fore and aft and on a long stride when viewed in profile.

GRAHAM Mrs A J Eald Dances With Wolves Among Nyliram JW. Sussex Spaniel

Merriott Plastics Junior Stakes (Bitch) (21/9)

1st DENNIS, J, HARRIS, L & MORGAN D Gemsett Ice Cold In Alex at Mariglen, English Setter. I absolutely loved her. The first thing one notices is her beautifully balanced outline - nothing exaggerated - just everything in the right place. Her head is long and lean with deep muzzle and well defined eyebrows. Long, clean neck leading to well laid back shoulder and corresponding return of upper arm. Deep chest with elbows close to the body. Level topline. Well ribbed back with short loin. Strong, well made hindquarters with good width of second thigh and hocks low and set square to the ground. On the move she was accurate fore and aft and showed an excellent open side gait with her tail slashing on a level with her back. In excellent coat and condition. Best Junior.

2nd HARRISON Mrs J M Millpoint Sound Wave. Pointer. Another bitch straight out of the top draw. I loved her overall balance and outline. Correct head with definition of dish faced appearance. Clean, slightly arched neck. Well laid shoulder and equal length of upper arm. Correct topline and well sprung ribcage. Excels in her hindquarters with good width of second thigh and well let down hocks. On the move she was accurate fore and aft and demonstrated good daisy cutting action when viewed in profile using her tail well.

CORBETT Miss S J Trimere Taylor Swift. English Springer Spaniel.

AV Good Citizen Dog Scheme (13, 3)

1st WHITING Miss S J Sh Ch Annilann Miss Zing JW. Cocker. Excellent overall balance. Head is perfectly proportioned with good chiselling beneath the eyes and correct length of muzzle. Clean neck leading to well laid shoulder and correct return of upper arm. Deep chest leading to big ribcage and short loin. Correct topline. Well made hindquarters with good width of second thigh. Moved with drive and excellent tail action. In excellent coat and condition.

CHARLESWORTH-IRONSIDE Mrs I M Tavirosh Stonewall. Clumber. Very well made and workmanlike. Typical head with deep stop and strong muzzle. Powerful neck with well laid shoulder and corresponding return of upper arm. Good length of body with ribcage going well back. Muscular hindquarters with good width of second thigh. Plenty of bone with large, round feet. Shown in excellent coat and condition. Moved well on a good stride.

NICHOLAS Mrs L Nickarlyn Voodoo Doll. Cocker Spaniel.