• Date: 24/05/2019
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Becky Johnson Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 25/05/2019

Bath Canine Society

Breed: Spaniel (Irish Water)

Although this was a numerically very small entry what it lacked in numbers more than made up for in quality. Thank you to everyone for your entry - and the very sporting way in which all my decisions were accepted.


JD (1)

1st BUSBY, Mrs R H & BUSBY Miss O F: Stanegate Leading Role At Zakby: He certainly had the leading role today. I thought this young dog absolutely stunning. Excellent overall balance. Typical head with high dome and good length of muzzle. Well arched neck leading seamlessly to correct lay of shoulder and corresponding return of upper arm. Well defined barrel ribcage which starts right behind the shoulder. Short loin. Slightly sloping croup with correct tailset. Long, well turned stifles with hock joint short and square to the ground. Excellent coat texture all through - dense ringlets with no woolliness. And then he moves - fore and aft he is totally true and when viewed in profile he demonstrates a long free stride and a clear roll from the ribcage. Shown on a loose lead, totally at one with his very able handler who got the best out of him. Over the years it has been my great privilege to judge many top quality dogs in this breed and in my opinion he is right up there with them. Delighted to award him his first CC, BOB and later to learn that he was shortlisted in the group. I am sure we will hear a lot more about him in the future!

LD (1)

1st BIGGS Mr I C & Mrs A L: Famous Crowd's Next Step For Kiahmist. Up to size but well balanced all through. Good head and expression. Well set ears. Strong, slightly arched neck and well laid shoulders. Deep brisket with well defined barrel ribcage. Strong forelegs. Well made hindquarters. Little long in hock. Moved slightly close going away but good length of stride when viewed in profile. Coat a little woolly in places.

OD (1)

1st ANDREWS, Mr A & BLADES Ms A: Sh Ch Eldarrah Clash of Kings for Antdela. A very worthy title holder whom I last judged as a puppy. Excellent overall balance. Good head shape – maybe could have a fraction more strength in his foreface. Well made forequarters with correct depth and width of chest. Well barrelled ribcage and short loin. Powerful, well muscled hindquarters with hocks set low and square to the ground. Excellent coat texture. Good profile movement but slightly close going away and throwing front slightly coming in. RCC

JB (1)

1st STIRK Mr & Mrs G & K & Miss Z: Gloi Donn Believe In Angels Above Grakar. I was very impressed with this youngster. All she needs is time - everything is there is for the future. Excellent overall balance with correct outline for the breed. Good head with clean cheeks and correct length of muzzle. Well laid shoulder with equal length of upper arm. Her rib cage is correct for her age with short loin. Well made hindquarters with well turned stifles and low hock set. Coat of good texture. Moved true fore and aft with good open side gait when viewed in profile. One to watch.

LB (2, 1)

1st WALKER, Ms E J & ROBERTS Dr L: Gloi Donn A Kind Of Magic. Excellent overall balance. Good head with high dome and strong muzzle. I would prefer a little more length of neck. Excellent forehand construction. Deep brisket with well barrelled rib cage and short loin. Well made hindquarters with long, well turned stifles. Moved well fore and aft and in profile demonstrating correct roll from the ribcage. Excellent coat and condition. RCC

OB (1)

1st SMITH Mr D J & Mrs A C: Foulby Niamh at Leonardston (ai) Super bitch. She has a wonderfully aloof look about her. Well balanced all through. Excellent head shape with high dome and good length of muzzle. Eye could be a shade darker. Copybook forehand construction with shoulder well laid back. Chest of correct depth and rib. Well defined barrel ribcage with short loin. Well made hindquarters with good turn of stifle and hocks set low to the ground. Excellent coat texture and beautifully presented. Moved well fore and aft with good open side gait when viewed in profile demonstrating correct roll from the rib cage. Delighted to award her her first CC. 

V (1)

1st MOULD, T, BIRD, S & G & ANDREWS A: Antdela Aero In Koolwaters. Well made with good overall balance. Correct proportions to head with good chiselling beneath the eyes. Well laid shoulder and corresponding return of upper arm. Deep brisket with barrel rib cage. Fraction long in loin, Well made hindquarters. Excellent coat texture. Moved freely with drive and good roll from the ribcage. BV


Becky A Johnson