• Date: 11/10/2019
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Colin Woodward Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 13/10/2019

South Wales Kennel Association

Breed: Gundog Group

I was delighted with the depth of quality in the exhibits presented to me in this group and thank the breed judges for sending through such lovely dogs, several in the group I had judged and awarded top honours to in the past & were all still looking great but decisions have to be made and sometimes there is not enough places to go round. 


1 Bryant, Nelson & Morris black American Cocker Am Ch/Ir Ch/Sh Ch Silhouette Troubling Nasailleen With Mycalleys lovely headed male with super overall make and shape who entered the ring with such a look at me attitude, he just owned the ring and never put a foot wrong, loved his head and clean dark expressive eyes, deep broad muzzle, ample reach of neck to good shoulder placement, deep brisket with good heart room, short coupled well ribbed body, muscular quarters with good width of thigh, lovely bone on well padded feet, neat well let down hocks, presentation was first class not a hair out of place and his pristine black jacket shone like glass, movement was a joy to watch he just flowed soundly around the ring at one with his handler at all times, delighted to hear he went on to RBIS congratulations. 


2 Archibald’s Golden Retriever a quality male out of the top drawer, super head masculine without coarseness, kindly expressive eyes, strong neck which flows cleanly into his lovely front assembly and topline, body is deep & well ribbed, well boned straight front limbs on good feet, elbow close to body, balanced in length to height ratio, good turn of stifle on well muscled hind quarters, excellent coat and condition, moved at one with his owner with a sound steady stride & good footfall for & aft


3 Mitchell & Payne L/W/T English Springer Sh Ch Peasblossom Jester another dog with great ring presence, difficult to believe he has just turned 8 years old he really belies his years, lovely head and expression with the correct desired chiselling & fluting, strong nicely arched neck, firm topline to good tailset, deep muscular body, super well boned legs and tight feet, good turn of stifle and width of thigh, his coat was in super clean condition and presented to perfection , sound free action showing good reach and drive covering the ground well a credit to his owners.


4 Uptons Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla Sh Ch Tragus Fox Appeal quality male with a classic head and lovely eye colour, strong clean neck flows seamlessly into his firm topline and good shoulder placement, deep fully mature body which was well ribbed back & strong in loin, good bone & feet, hindquarters strong & well muscled with moderate turn of stifle, correct harsh coat which was presented in good order, movement was fluent fore and aft with good rear drive, he competed a quartet of super exhibits who were all a pleasure to judge & gave a good account of themselves.