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

Bath Canine Society

Breed: Spaniel (Sussex)

I thoroughly enjoyed judging the Sussex Spaniels today. There was quality in depth and as always great sportsmanship throughout. Thank you to all exhibitors for your entry I greatly appreciated the opportunity of assessing your dogs.

PD (1)

1st GRAHAM. Eald Dances With Wolves Among Nyliram. Very impressive puppy who I think has a very exciting future to look forward to. Excellent overall balance. True head with correct stop and frowning expression. Well set ears of good length. Strong slightly arched neck leading to well laid shoulders and good return of upper arm. Deep brisket with ribcage well back. Strong well made hindquarters with correct turn of stifle and good width of second thigh. His coat is of a good colour and texture. Moved well holding topline throughout. BP and delighted that he was placed 3rd in the puppy group.

JD (1)

1st HASTINGS. Bardings Bypolar Bear. Totally loved him. He is so laid back and a typical Sussex attitude to life. Well balanced all through with correct outline. His head is copybook with a pronounced stop and centre indentation. Lovely frowning expression. Scores in forehand construction. Deep, long rib cage leading to short loin. Well muscled hindquarters with correct bend of stifle. Excellent bone and feet. Correct coat colour and texture. Moved at correct pace covering the ground well. Another with an extremely bright future ahead - all he needs is time. Very worthy of his RCC.

2nd MERCER & THOMAS. Amur Iz Valley Wins At Stormacre (Imp Bel) NAF TAF A size bigger but still within the standard. Good head shape. Would like darker eye. Strong neck. Well laid shoulder. Good rib and loin proportions. Well made hindquarters although a little straighter in stifle than I would prefer. Moved OK but tended to pace at times.

PG(2)

1st WAY. Eald Village Poacher For Shuvick JW. Excellent overall balance with correct outline. Clean head with good stop and breadth of skull. Strong, slightly arched neck. Well laid shoulder and correct length and return of upper arm. Deep in chest and well ribbed back with short loin. When viewed from above there is no sign of waistiness. Could have a fraction more slope of croup. Strong, well made hindquarters. Moved with drive on correct stride covering the ground well. Good coat colour with golden tips evident. Delighted to award him his first CC.

2nd SMITH. Pindani Twist Of Gold. Smaller in size than winner but within standard. Excellent head and true frowning expression. Well laid shoulder and return of upper arm. Correct width and depth of chest. Good ribcage and well made hindquarters. Not as settled on the move as winner. Good colour and coat texture.

L (1)

1st SWIETALSKI. Sovaroma Relatively Frank With Bowswizzler. Well balanced all through. Excellent head shape with correct stop and centre indentation and breadth of skull. Eyes could be a fraction tighter. Strong neck. Well laid shoulder. Chest of good depth.Well ribbed back. Well made hindquarters with strong hocks. Moved well on good stride.  



OD(2)

1st PENNEMAN & WAKEFIELD. Bel Labry Berry Brezhnev. Good overall balance. Scores in head with prominent stop and good breadth of skull. Eyes could be a fraction tighter. Well laid shoulder and corresponding return of upper arm. Good topline held standing and on the move. Good rib cage. Loin could be a fraction shorter. Well made hindquarters. Moved well covering the ground. His coat is of good texture - a little on the dark side a present.

2nd HIPGRAVE. Bethryn Night On The Town. Well made all through. Excellent head and frowning expression. Slightly arched neck leading to well laid back shoulder. Correct topline. Again could be a little shorter in loin. On move he tends to pace at a slower speed. Excellent coat colour and texture.

SB (1)

1st CROOK. Marquell Torshca Bird Song At Highnam. Well balanced. Pleasing head with correct eye colour and kind expression. Good neck. Adequate lay of shoulder. Needs to develop through her chest. Well ribbed. Needs to muscle up in rear. Moved steadily. Good colour and coat texture. BSB.

PB (1)

1st DAVEY. Eald Dancing Queen. Litter sister to BP. Good overall balance. Correct head with good breadth of skull and frowning expression. Well laid back shoulder with equal length of upper arm. Well ribbed back with short loin. Needs to strengthen in topline. Well made hindquarters. Correct colour with good texture. Moved steadily

PGB (3)

1st DAVEY . Eald Village Scandal JW. I liked this young bitch a lot. She is litter sister to my CC winner and just needs more time. Well balanced all through. Correct head proportions. Slightly arched neck leading to well laid shoulder. Good width and depth of brisket. Long rib and short loin. Well made hindquarters. Good bone and feet. Correct colour and coat texture. Moved best in class

2nd SMITH. Pindani Listen To The Moon. Quality bitch who is well balanced all through. Excellent head with well defined stop and good breadth of skull. Strong neck with good layback of shoulder. Good length and depth of ribcage. Well made hindquarters with good width of second thigh.. Not quite as fluid on the move today but could change places another day.

3rd Marquell Torshca Bird Song At Highnam

OB (3,1)

1st CADWELL. Ch Jubilwell Bal Maiden. Straight out of the top drawer. Quality all through but not flashy in anyway. Just honest and workmanlike. Excellent overall balance with correct outline. True head, good breadth of skull with correct stop and centre indentation. Lovely frowning expression. Strong, slightly arched neck leading to well laid shoulder. Deep brisket and well sprung rib which is carried well back to a short loin. Viewed from above there is no sign of waistiness. Strong well muscled hindquarters with good width of second thigh and large hocks. Well off for bone with well padded feet. Moved on a long, steady stride covering the ground well and maintaining her topline at all times. Excellent coat colour and texture. A truly worthy Champion and a privilege to have the opportunity of judging her again. CC, BOB and delighted to learn she was short listed in the Group. 

2nd DAVEY. Sh Ch Norriss Northern Charm at Eald Sh.CM. Another top quality bitch. Typical head. Could have a little more stop, however she has an excellent frowning expression. Strong, slightly arched neck leading to well laid back shoulder and correct return of upper arm. Well ribbed back showing no sign of waistiness. Well made hindquarters. Excellent coat colour and texture. Moved on good stride, unhurried yet covering the ground well. Another very worthy title holder.

VB (2)

1st WAKEFIELD. Sh Ch Norriss Northern Cassandra. What a treat to judge this lovely bitch. At 9 years old she maintains an excellent outline. True head with correct stop and good breadth of skull. Excellent eye colour with frowning expression. Strong slightly arched neck. Well laid shoulder with corresponding length of upper arm. Chest of correct width and depth. Long rib with short loin and no waistiness when viewed from above. Well made hindquarters with good width of second thigh. Excellent coat and colour and coat texture. A total joy to watch on the move. She maintains a steady pace throughout whilst covering the ground well and an excellent tail action. She pushed the CC winner all the way and was thoroughly deserving of the RCC and BV.

2nd SWIETALSKI Mrs C Quintic Vogue Of Bowswizzler. A size larger and slightly longer cast than winner. Excellent head with good stop and frowning expression. Strong neck leading to well laid shoulder. Well ribbed back with short loin. Could have a fraction more bend in stifle. Moved well on good steady stride.

Becky A Johnson