• Date: 30/08/2019
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Carrie Paine Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 09/11/2019

City Of Birmingham Canine Association

Breed: Portuguese Podengo

City Of Birmingham Canine Association 2019

Portuguese Podengo

Judge: Ms Carrie Paine (Australia) 

It was an absolute pleasure to judge this lovely breed. The winners represented the breed with correct type and overall balance and proportions.

Class 355 JD (1 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 789 JUDGE Mrs B A Plushcourt Hooligan – correct proportions with balanced angulation and firm topline. Very appealing wedge-shaped head, expressive eyes and correct ears. Well presented. Movement not as clean as expected.

Class 356 PGD (4 Entries) Abs: 1 

1st: 793 SAMPSON, Mr S & Mrs A & BROOKS Mrs M Morialta Ferreira – Impressive dog, well handled and in lovely condition. Expressive head, fine and lean, with excellent pigment and correct ears. Sturdy, well developed ribcage, balanced angulation and correct proportions. Could be a little tighter in movement, but overall displayed a typical light-footed gait. Best Dog, BEST OF BREED.

2nd: 790 JUDGE Mrs B A Plushcourt Teddy Bear – More compact style than #1, and stronger in head. Well sprung ribs, although not particularly strong in bone. Straighter legs and stronger feet may have given more direct movement. 

3rd: 778 CURTIS Mrs D Stormwitch Gingerbread.

Class 357 OD (4 Entries) Abs: 2 

1st: 791 PEDDER, Mrs A & WATTS Miss N Houla's American Boy (Imp) – Mature, sturdy dog with correct balance and proportions. Firm topline, well ribbed and correct underline. Skull a little strong for the strength of muzzle, dark eyes and black pigment enhanced his expression. Would prefer straighter front legs. Res Best Dog.

2nd: 794 SEGUI Mrs E A Arranbourne Faustino – Well muscled dog in excellent condition. Strong bone, moderate forequarter angulation and level topline. Mobile ears, blunt muzzle and correct nose in profile. Front legs could be straighter. A little erratic in movement. 

Class 358 GCD (1 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 794 SEGUI Mrs E A Arranbourne Faustino – as above.

Class 359 VB (1 Entries) Abs: 0 

1st: 795 SEGUI Mrs E A Vale Do Vale Do Cutileiro Da Arranbourne (Imp) – Feminine, mature, sturdy, well bodied and rather compact. Pleasing wedge shaped head with mobile ears. Showing her age a little with her rather soft coat and pale pigment. Best Veteran.

Class 360 PB (2 Entries) Abs: 1 

1st: 779 EYLES Mr & Mrs GE & B Plushcourt Born To Bewich For Hunviz – well proportioned youngster who needs a little more confidence to show her true qualities. Excellent proportions and balance with straight legs and sound movement. Lean, wedge-shaped head and large mobile ears. Tail set on a little low. Best Puppy.

Class 361 JB (2 Entries) Abs: 0 

1st: 785 JUDGE Mrs B A Plushcourt Gizelle – Well angulated with correct proportions, balanced, straight legs, and sturdy enough for a youngster. Expressive eyes. A little small in ear and could be finer in skull. Best Junior, Res Best Bitch.

2nd: 796 SEGUI Mrs E A Stormwitch Heirs And Graces At Arranbourne – Proportionally a little long in body and short on leg, well angulated with good ribbing. Wedge-shaped head, excellent pigment and mobile ears. Movement not as clean as desired. 

Class 362 PGB (3 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 780 FOLDS Mrs J Arranbourne Galenia At Jaflings – Very alert and attentive standing and moving with expressive eyes and mobile ears. Straight legs with correct length of leg and balanced angulation produced sound, light movement. More depth of body would give a more sturdy appearance.

2nd: 798 WATTS Miss N M Almanor Winter Star – Rather compact, sturdy and well ribbed with correct angulation. Some wire in coat. Would prefer stronger feet and pasterns. 

3rd: 786 JUDGE Mrs B A Plushcourt Celestial.

Class 363 OB (5 Entries) Abs: 3 

1st: 777 CURTIS Mrs D Ger & Bel & NL Ch Stormwitch Carrousel Tulpe WW18 – Excellent proportions and balance that produced light, sound clean movement. Feminine, lean, wedge-shaped head with alert expression. Ideally would have slightly cleaner movement but overall a quality example of the breed. Best Bitch.

2nd: 788 JUDGE Mrs B A Plushcourt Gimmick – Well muscled, mature and in excellent coat and condition. Alert, expressive eyes. A little narrow in muzzle. Straight legs, correct forequarter angulation and ribbing. 

Class 364 GCB (1 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 799 WATTS Miss N M Almanor Charlene – Very sturdy and solid with a firm topline and adequate angulation. Wedge shaped head; expressive eyes. Low tailset spoilt her outline. Coat a little untidy.