• Date: 17/01/2019
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Becky Johnson Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 07/04/2019

Manchester Dog Show Society

Breed: Retriever (Nova Scotia Duck Tolling)

I thoroughly enjoyed judging this breed again. Type was a little varied and some exhibits were a little lacking in substance and bone. Some of the rear movement was also a little closer than I would like. I was extremely pleased with my top winners and had no idea until I filled out the cards afterwards that they were all bred by the same kennel.


MPD (2 Entries) Abs: 0 

1st: WARD Mrs D & Mrs C Melanitta Palmata 

Good overall balance. Correct head shape. Well laid shoulder and return of upper arm. Well sprung ribcage. Correctly made hindquarters with well bent stifles. Excellent bone ad feet. Moved well. BP

2nd: POWLEY Mrs C Lorevy Italian Dandy At Danehaven (Imp Rus).

Lost out on big age difference. Pleasing head and expression. Would like a little more layback of shoulder. Good ribcage. Well made hindquarters. Moved steadily


PD (3 Entries) Abs: 0 

1st: WARD Mrs D & Mrs C Melanitta Palmata 

2nd: POWLEY FINCHAM Misses C A AND A Danehaven Ralph 

Good overall balance. Correct head and expression. A little stuffy in neck. Good length of rib. Well made hindquarters. Not quite the positive movement of the winner

3rd: POWLEY Mrs C Lorevy Italian Dandy At Danehaven (Imp Rus) 


JD (4 Entries) Abs: 0 

1st: NEWSON, Ms D & NEWSON Miss T Tivalake Let's Misbehave JW. Very smart youngster. Excellent overall balance. Good head shape - True wedge when viewed from above. Clean neck. Good lay of shoulder and corresponding return of upper arm. Deep chest. Well ribbed back leading to short loin and well made hindquarters. Good bone and feet. Moved well both fore and aft and showed good length of stride when viewed in profile. RCC

2nd: BARKER Mrs P Eusanit Silver Dream Machine. Another quality dog. Excellent head and expression. Well laid shoulder. Not quite upper arm of winner. Good rib and loin. Well made hindquarters. Moved freely 

3rd: FLEET Miss P Coedhelyg Flanders Field 


GD (2 Entries) Abs: 1 

1st: PARR Mrs S Kymin Upshi Kreek Good overall balance. Correct head shape with moderate stop. Little upright in shoulder. Deep chest. Well ribbed back. Short loin. Well made hindquarters. Moved a little close behind but good in profile.


PGD (3 Entries) Abs: 0 

1st: ADSHEAD Ms A M & Miss A L Afonbach Winter Is Coming JW. Good overall balance presenting a good outline. True head with moderate stop and good ear set. Well laid shoulder and return of upper arm. Correct rib and loin. Well made hindquarters. Moved well fore and aft and with good length of stride in profile: 2nd:STEER Mr & Mrs N W Danehaven Roscoe. Not quite the outline of winner. Pleasing head and expression. Would prefer more layback of shoulder. Well ribbed back. Good hindquarters but not quite the width in second thigh of winner. Slightly close moving away




3rd: READER Miss C Eusanit High Flyer at Chillbrav 


LD (5 Entries) Abs: 0 

1st: BURCHELL, Mrs Y S & Mr N C & SCOTT Mrs M Tivalake Make 'em Laugh JW. Not judged him before but I loved him. Ex overall balance. True head shape with clean cut skull, flat cheeks and moderate stop. Good layback of shoulder and corresponding return of upper arm. Deep chest with elbows close to brisket and well ribbed back. Short loin. Powerful, well muscled hindquarters. Excellent bone and feet. Movement was accurate both fore and aft. In profile he showed an excellent side gait really driving from the rear. Despite three different handlers throughout the day he was totally unfazed. CC and BOB.

2nd: MORGAN Ms C A Erikachen O' Ruadh For Deltandamba JW Sh.CM Another quality dog. Good head and expression. Carrying a little weight over the shoulder today which detracted from his outline. Good spring of ribcage leading to short loin. Well made hindquarters. Good bone and feet. Excellent coat and condition. Moved well with drive.

3rd: DEE Mr P & Mrs M J Melanitta Carelinus 


OD (6 Entries) Abs: 0 

1st: STREVENS Miss H Sh Ch Erikachen Conaire At Tollisty JW Sh.CM 

Top quality dog who is a very worthy title holder. Good head with clean cheeks and moderate stop. Correct length of neck. Well laid shoulder and return of upper arm. Deep chest. Well ribbed back leading to short loin and well made hindquarters. In excellent coat and condition. Moved well at one with his handler. In the challenge he just seemed to lack his earlier enthusiasm and didn’t move with the same drive and sadly had to pay the price.

2nd: TITOVETS, Mrs Y & EREMIN Mr S Croat Ch Macdreams Trent From Cashel Vale (Imp NLD) Another quality dog. Excellent overall balance. Clean head. I would prefer a fractionally darker eye. Well laid shoulder and return of upper arm. Well ribbed with short loin. Very well muscled hindquarters. Good bone and feet. A shade darker in coat but still within the standard. Moved well on a good stride.

3rd: MACLEOD, Mrs C M & HUSSEY Mrs M R Camusmor Stargazer JW 


VD (3 Entries) Abs: 1 

1st: FIELDER Mr P G & Mrs J Playing The Fielder At Cretshengan. Good overall balance. Pleasing head. Carrying little weight over shoulder. Good ribcage and hindquarters. Strong hocks. Moved well - just a little close going away

2nd: PALFREY Mrs L A & Mr T Foxdown Bertie Allsorts Sh.CM Larger in type. Clean head with soft expression. Again rather loaded on the shoulder. Good ribcage. Well made hindquarters. Not the drive of winner on the move



MPB (3 Entries) Abs: 0 

1st: BURGESS, Miss S E & BURGESS Mr & Mrs J E Melanitta Sinamay. Well balanced. Pleasing head and expression. Well laid shoulder and return of upper arm. Good depth of chest for her age. Well ribbed back. Correct hindquarters with good bone and feet. Moved steadily on a good stride.

2nd: MOULT, Mrs S A & SAVORY Mrs S J Croftwell Tickety Boo. Well balanced all through. Good head with moderate stop. Deep chest. At the moment she is dropping her topline slightly. Well ribbed back to short loin and well made hindquarters. Excellent bone and feet. Moved well.





3rd: ORMES, Miss R & HALPIN Mr T Danehaven Ottertail 


Class PB (4 Entries) Abs: 0 

1st: BURGESS, Miss S E & BURGESS Mr & Mrs J E Melanitta Sinamay - as MPB

2nd: MOULT, Mrs S A & SAVORY Mrs S J Croftwell Tickety Boo - as MPB

3rd: GREENWOOD, Miss S & HORGAN Mr B Coedhelyg Rhianwen 


JB (8 Entries) Abs: 0 

1st: SMITH Mrs K Tivalake Anything Goes At Tollisty. Good overall balance. Excellent head and expression. Good layback of shoulder with corrsponding return of upper arm. Deep chest with elbows tight to brisket. Good ribcage and level topline. Well made hindquarters. Short straight well let down hocks. Move well on good length of stride. RCC

2nd: ADSHEAD Ms A M & Miss A L Afonbach Dance With Dragons. Larger in build than the winner but well balanced all through and presents a good outline. Excellent head and expression. Scores in forehand construction. Deep chest well ribbed back. Strong hindquarters. Moved well – just fraction close behind.

3rd: WESTWOOD, Mrs T & WESTWOOD Miss S Eusanit Gonna Make You A Star 


GB (7 Entries) Abs: 1 

1st: ADSHEAD Ms A M & Miss A L Afonbach Dance With Dragons - 2nd in JB

2nd: WESTWOOD, Mrs T & WESTWOOD Miss S Eusanit Gonna Make You A Star. Good overall balance. Clean head with moderate stop. Good layback of shoulder. Long well sprung ribcage leading to short loin. Well made hindquarters with well let down hocks. Good bone and feet. Moved freely - just tended to pull away from her handler.

3rd: NEVERS Miss N Tivalake Easy To Love 


PGB (7 Entries) Abs: 0 

1st: ELKIN Miss M L Tollelkin Water Dancer. Very feminine. Well balanced. Good head and expression. Clean neck leading to well laid shoulder and return of upper arm. Well made hindquarters. Coat could be a fraction darker. Moved well on good stride

2nd: ADSHEAD Ms A M & Miss A L Afonbach Dance With Dragons 

3rd: WARD Mrs D & Mrs C Melanitta Healstether 


LB (9 Entries) Abs: 2 

1st: NEWSON, Ms D & NEWSON Miss T Tivalake More Than Wishes. Lovely bitch who on the stack presents the outline I was locking for. Excels in head with clean skull and flat cheeks with moderate stop. Moderate length of neck. Scores in forehand construction. Deep chest with elbows tight to the brisket. Correct length and spring of ribcage. Strong hindquarters. Square hocks. Excellent bone and feet. In excellent coat and condition. Moved well both fore and aft and when viewed in profile. CC.

2nd: ADSHEAD Ms A M & Miss A L Danehaven Vermilion For Afonbach. Another quality bitch. Good head and expression. Correct forehand construction. Carrying a little weight over the shoulder today. Good spring of rib and short loin. Strong hindquarters. Not quite the rear movement of winner.

3rd: CARNOVALE Mrs K Kymin Orange Blossom of Rhee 


OB (2 Entries) Abs: 0 

1st: MOULT, Mrs S A & SAVORY Mrs S J Eusanit Naughty But Nice For Croftwell JW. Well made with good overall balance. Typical head with clean cheeks and moderate stop. Good layback of shoulder. Would like more return of upper arm. Well ribbed back with level topline. Well made hindquarters. Good bone and feet. Moved well. In the challenge I preferred the size of my top winners.


2nd: WESTWOOD, Mrs T & WESTWOOD Miss S Multi Ch Eusanit Apple Of One's Eye JW CW17. Heavier all through than the winner. Good head and expression. Carrying little too much weight on the shoulder. Deep chest. Well ribbed back. Well made hindquarters. Moved well.



VB (2 Entries) Abs: 0 

1st: PALFREY Mrs L A & Mr T Flushpoint Whata Accident For Melanitta (Imp) ShCM. Well balanced all through. Super head and expression. Scores in her forehand construction. Good length and spring of ribcage. Short loin. Well made hindquarters. Good bone and feet. Moved well. BV

2nd: MORGAN Ms C A Redaurora Comet's Christmas Of Deltandamba. Heavier in build and not the forequarters of winner. Good head and expression. Well ribbed back. Not holding her topline as well as the winner. Well made hindquarters. Moved well.


Becky A Johnson