• Show Date: 24/08/2019
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judged by: David Alcorn Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 02/11/2020

Scottish Kennel Club

Breed: Spaniel (American Cocker)

PD/B (2)

1 Zarcrest Hot Chocolate. Really exciting youngster with bags of quality all through. Great type, super make and shape, and a tremendous enthusiasm from his endearing personality. Grand head, super lay of shoulder and strong topline. Balance of hind angles with good width produced a strong driving action and an open side gait. A very exciting prospect. BP & PG3. 2 Adeva Magic Machinator At Luphenex. Not the showmanship of the winner, and just a little long for me, but presented in good order and well handled, this youngster did a good job in the ring.

PGD/B (1)

1 Arrowbien Believe In Magic At Twizeltree. Very feminine bitch of appealing outline. Sweet headed with a gentle expression, she is well made all through with good balance and bone. Ribbed up and strong in topline. Moves around well, just needs time to come together which she has plenty of. BB. 2 Adeva Magic Machinator At Luphenex.

OD/B (3) 

1 Sh Ch Afterglow Life Of Brian. The outstanding merits of this top-class American could not be denied today. Appeals in every department, and has the added advantage of possessing tremendous showmanship which takes him up a level. Presented to the minute, he doesn’t disappoint when getting hands on: superb front construction with a very well laid shoulder and return of upper arm; great body and ribs, strength in topline, and a well set on tail. Well angled in stifle, he has strength through the hock and great width of thigh. Sets one alight on the move as he uses every inch of his construction to advantage to produce a tremendous side gait, and has the added advantage of coming and going with accuracy of footfall and straightness of limbs. Delighted to see these qualities rewarded later in the day, when he topped a tremendous group under gundog doyenne Valerie Foss. BD, BoB, G1. 2 Afterglow London Grammar. This is another grand dog of super make, shape and type, and he was close up to the winner. He also appeals in all departments, however just didn’t quite have the added showmanship of the winner today. Really liked his overall construction, which is sound and balanced. He stands on strong limbs and good feet, holds his topline, and moves out very well with power and accuracy. Presented in fine order and well handled to take RBD. 3 Adeva Magic Machinator At Luphenex