• Date: 16/08/2019
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: David Levy Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 02/11/2020

Welsh Kennel Club

Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Welsh Kennel Club 2019    Staffordshire Bull Terrier    Judge: Mr David Levy


BEST OF BREED: THOMAS Mrs K & Mr S     BIGGLESWICK FUNKY DEVIL JW


Dog CC: THOMAS Mrs K & Mr S     BIGGLESWICK FUNKY DEVIL JW

Res Dog CC: GOUGH Mr F, Mrs IC & Miss CL     MANARK MADE TO MEASURE


Bitch CC: STANWAY Mrs EA & Mr PT    STORMFIRE CRACK THE CODE AT WAYSTAFF (IMP)

Res Bitch CC: GREAVES Mr TM     RUMACO SWEET MISCHIEF


Best Puppy: STANWAY Mrs EA & Mr PT     WAYSTAFF FULL MOON


Best Veteran: HIRST, Miss S & BIBBY Miss J     CH TARAIEL CIARA JW SH.CM


Thank you to all exhibitors, my stewards and the show organisers. This was a very enjoyable show to judge with several really pleasing Staffords for me to go over. A few dogs and bitches exhibited with minor dentition faults plus one with a wry mouth and one that I would term “badly undershot”. The minor problems I treated accordingly but I can’t excuse the serious faults. I was pleased to find movement and toplines significantly improved over the past few years. Very few of the dogs displayed weakness in the hindquarters causing a loss of the desired parallel movement and drive. Feet were generally not as tight as they should be. Is this too much grass walking, general lack of exercise or something that breeders are forgetting?


Class 1809 Veteran Dog

    1st: HAYWOOD Mr GC     OZZIE THE ENFORCER

An 11-year-old in excellent condition with a good mouth, strong head, neat ears, tidy lips and well-balanced.  He has a deep brisket, level topline and moved well. His colouring is unusual but I determined it was not classic black and tan and therefore awarded first.


Class 1810 Minor Puppy Dog

    1st: FUNNELL Ms P     POWERPACK TAM O'SHANTER

A brindle with white paw and vest, nearly 7 months and beginning to develop. His head is OK for his age. He has an excellent bite, neat ears, level topline and decent bone but will need to broaden his front.


    2nd: DARBY Mr & Mrs M     NIKKYLESTAFF HEART OF GOLD AT CLARETBULL

A well balanced 6-month-old brindle with a shapely head, square body and level topline.


Class 1811 Puppy Dog

    1st: MCCARRON-TUER Mrs D     ELITEBULL AVENGER

An 11-month brindle with white vest marking. He has a perfect scissor bite with large teeth, short foreface, dark round eyes but a bit heavy lipped. Moved with purpose and held his topline on the move.


    2nd: HILLMAN Mr & Mrs J     CHALEXSTAFF THE HEATHEN

A powerful youngster, this brindle with extensive white markings is also 11 months but more mature than 1st. He has a strong head, broad stance, and adequate brisket and rib for his age. Moved well.


    3rd: ANTONIO Mr A     GAZSTAFF MAN IN BLACK FOR ANTONIOSTAFF


Class 1812 Junior Dog

    1st: SMART, Miss J & HEDGES Mr A     TNT EDITION RENEGADE OF ARNHEM

A mature, well boned red/white with a strong head, perfect bite and tidy lips. He has a broad front, excellent rib and brisket, and a level topline that held level on the move. I also liked the neat feet, bend of stifle and well let down hocks.


   

    2nd: MAKIN, Miss E & PORTER Mr A     WAYSTAFF MOON SHINE

Another very tidy, well balanced red/white dog with an excellent expression but 4 months younger and hence less mature than 1st. He also has the broad front, excellent bone, is well tucked up and may well develop a similar rib cage.


    3rd: DAVIS, Mr K & DAVIS Mr C     BOLDSTOCK GEE TAR MAN AT SHARMARA


Class 1813 Yearling Dog

    1st: GOUGH Mr F, Mrs I C & Miss CL     MANARK MADE TO MEASURE

A stunning red dog with white vest, a strong shapely head, neat ears, typical expression, tight lips and scissor bite. Well boned throughout with adequate rib and brisket, super level topline, well-muscled hindquarters. One of the best movers powering around the ring with the topline remaining level and legs parallel. {RDCC}


    2nd: RHODES, Mr L & PRITCHARD Mr A     TARAIEL REAPER AT TERACOTA

This solid, well-muscled brindle with a few white markings has an ideal head shape and expression, neat ears and a perfect mouth with large teeth and scissor bite. He has an excellent spring of rib, is well tucked up and moves nicely.


    3rd: FUNNELL, Ms P & WIGGINS Ms N     POWERPACK KILGOBNET


Class 1814 Novice Dog

    1st: MITCHELL, Miss V & ASHTON Mr D     CHEDANSTAFF DEVIL STAR

This young brindle was not outclassed in puppy where he got reserve. He has a nice shaped head, round dark eye, good expression, neat ears and an excellent bite. He has an adequate front for his age, a level topline and his hindquarters are developing nicely but we’ll have to wait and see if he matures into a more powerful package.


Class 1815 Graduate Dog

    1st: HIRST, Miss S & BIBBY Miss J     TARAIEL SOULJA BOY JW

A strong headed, mature brindle who unfortunately seemed disinterested and probably didn’t show to his potential. He has a good mouth, adequate front, level topline and decent hindquarters. Moved OK but a bit lazily.


    2nd: GIBSON Mr D & Mrs D     HOLMANE MOLDAVITE

This younger, balanced but lighter boned brindle was reserve in Junior. He has a shapely head, decent mouth, neat ears and agreeable expression. He has a proportionate spring of rib, level topline, nicely muscled upper thigh and moved OK.


Class 1816 Post Graduate Dog

    1st: MITCHELL, Miss V & ASHTON Mr D     OUR LITTLE CRACKER

This blue brindle with a strong, shapely head was marginally out of balance, slightly taller and not quite as well boned as I feel is ideal. He does have an excellent scissor bite, adequate brisket, a level topline, is well tucked up and moved OK.


    2nd: THOMAS Mrs G     SUNNYSTONE LIMITED EDITION

A balanced, well-boned brindle dog with a decent head, broad front, adequate rib and brisket, level topline and nicely muscled hindquarters.


    3rd: THISBY Mr & Mrs KB & F     TAURINSTAFF FIST OF FURY


Class 1817 Limit Dog

    1st: HARKIN Mr P    HARKLINE CONOR MCGREGOR

Excellent balance to this brindle. He has a keen expression and ring presence to make you take note of him. This is supported by his well-shaped skull, neat ears, perfect scissor bite and strong neck leading down to a well ribbed body with deep brisket and a super level topline. He stands four square with a wide front stance. He is close coupled, has well-muscled hindquarters and moves pretty well. He was in contention for the major prizes right to the last.


    2nd: O’CONNOR Mr M J     SAMTAN CRIME FIGHTER BY CHEZATREE

This was a good class and, on another day, this strong, deep red dog with dark pigmentation and a white vest could have gone one better. He has an excellent strong head with exceptionally tidy ears for a red and a scissor bite. He moved forcibly and is clearly a powerful dog with admirable bone, well developed muscle, deep brisket, super spring of rib and a topline which held level even on the move.


    3rd: MCCARRON-TUER Mrs D     ELITEBULL SUPERMOON


Class 1818 Open Dog

    1st: THOMAS Mrs K & Mr S     BIGGLESWICK FUNKY DEVIL JW

What a cracking red/white pied dog, 6½ years old but still very much a typical compact Stafford. He is balanced throughout with a strong, shapely head, neat ears, round dark eyes giving a very pleasing expression. He has a good mouth with tidy lips and pronounced cheek muscles. His neck, shoulders, brisket, rib, overall bone, well-muscled hindquarters and forceful movement all signpost “power”.   {BOB, DCC}


    2nd: ALLSOPP Mrs J     CH RUBERICLA TRAILBREAKER

A standard, compact, balanced brindle Stafford with a strong head, good mouth, neat ears, lips and a steady expression. He has a decent front, deep brisket, plenty of rib, a level topline and muscled hindquarters with clear second thigh and good bend of stifle.


    3rd: STANWAY Mrs EA & Mr PT    AUS CH MOSSTROOPER KENTUCKY MOON (IMP)


Class 1819 Veteran Bitch

    1st: HIRST, Miss S & BIBBY Miss J     CH TARAIEL CIARA JW SH.CM

At 9½ years old this fit brindle still has excellent Stafford type, a shapely head, lovely expression, perfect bite, deep brisket, plenty of rib, level topline and moved well. {BV}


    2nd: GARDNER Miss F     LABRASTAF EYE OF THE STORM

11½ years old but another fit brindle with a lovely head shape, great mouth, adequate front, neat tuck-up and excellent hindquarters. Another who moved well.


    3rd: WILSON, Mr J & RODGERS Miss D     OZZIES RED RASCAL


Class 1820 Minor Puppy Bitch

    1st: STANWAY Mrs EA & Mr PT     WAYSTAFF FULL MOON

A well-built white bitch with a few black spots who seems relatively mature for her 7½ months. She is a powerful looking girl with an excellent head, perfect mouth, neat ear and superb expression. She is a square box from front and side view, with a broad front, ribs and brisket developing nicely and a level topline. She moved a dream and held her topline as she went. {BP}


    2nd: MARSHALLSAY Mr S     FERGUSTAFF DRAMA QUEEN

Although the same age as 1st and also a very well-structured bitch, she’s not quite as mature but these 2 could easily exchange places in months/years to come. She’s a red with white markings, has a lovely head shape, perfect mouth, excellent expression and good pigmentation. She has a broad front for her age, level topline, deep brisket and well-shaped hindquarters. She also moved very well and stayed level.


    3rd: LEWIS Mr & Mrs P     JASAMARCH CELTIC QUEEN


Class 1821 Puppy Bitch

    1st: STANWAY Mrs EA & Mr PT     WAYSTAFF FULL MOON

See 1st in minor puppy


    2nd: HANDS, Miss AE & FREEMAN Mr DL    GAZSTAFF'S BLACK VELVET AT SKYESTAFF

Nearly 10 months and a very nice balanced brindle with a strong head, decent mouth, neat ears, super expression, broad front and level topline. Her hindquarter muscles are developing nicely and she moved OK.


    3rd: MAYERS Mr R     SUGAR'S SHADOW


Class 1822 Junior Bitch

    1st: THOMAS Mrs K & Mr S     BIGGLESWICK SHE DEVIL

Very well-balanced red with white markings and dark pigmentation. She has good bone throughout, round, dark eyes, typical expression, excellent mouth, pronounced cheek muscles and a good breadth and depth of skull. She has a wide front, level topline, shapely, well-muscled hindquarters and was shown fit. Very nice mover and retained the topline.


    2nd: JACKSON Mr & Mrs W & K     JACKABYTE BOCOUTURE

This was a very good class and this balanced younger brindle is another one to watch. She has a lovely shaped head, neat ears, good expression and perfect scissor bite. She is another little box of contained power with excellent bone, broad front, level topline, deep brisket, plenty of rib and fit. She also held her topline level when moving nicely around the ring.


    3rd: JOHANSSON Mr J     TE ORA MAGIC ECLIPSE


Class 1823 Yearling Bitch

    1st: HUGHES Mr & Mrs DN & M     RAYNSTAFF READY MADE FOR MISHDAR

A nicely balanced brindle with a shapely head, excellent expression and a good mouth with tidy lips. Her front is OK and she has adequate rib and a level topline. Her hindquarters are particularly well shaped and muscular, with well-developed second thigh, good bend of stifle and hocks well set for powerful movement.


Class 1824 Novice Bitch

    1st: HARRIS Mr & Mrs K & LJ     ANNEMSTAFFS BLACK BEAUTY

A finer brindle bitch unplaced in Junior. She has a well-shaped head, neat ears and a lovely expression. 


Class 1825 Graduate Bitch

    1st: HOPKINS Mr & Mrs SC     RASPBERRY RIPPLE OF SPIRIT STAFFS TO TRUFFLESTAFF

VHC in Junior even though she’d been limping, but this cleared up by graduate and she was able to present herself much better. She is a deep red with excellent dark pigmentation, a shapely head, round dark eyes, excellent expression and a perfect mouth. She is well boned, has a broad front, deep brisket, good spring of rib, level topline, nice tight feet and powerful hindquarters.


    2nd: MITCHELL, Miss V & ASHTON Mr D     BLOOMING LOVELY

A brindle with narrow white vest, a decent head, good mouth and a very typical Stafford expression. She has a deep brisket and excellent rib for her size and a level topline.


    3rd: FUNNELL Ms P     POWERPACK ALURA FINVARRA JW


Class 1826 Post Graduate Bitch

    1st: HARRIS Mr & Mrs K & LJ     ANGELMART PEARL OF LUKE

Brindle with a white vest and a well-shaped head with clearly defined muscle, neat ears, great expression, good scissor bite and tidy lips. Her broad front, deep brisket and ribs are well balanced with a level topline and a clear tuck-up. She has well let down hocks and moved very nicely.


    2nd: BEESLEY Mrs L     MAXSTAFF MISS WHIZZ

A well-built deep red bitch with excellent dark pigmentation and a small white patch on her chest. She has a very strong head, good mouth and penetrating expression. She has excellent bone, masses of rib, good brisket and a level topline.



Class 1827 Limit Bitch

    1st: GREAVES Mr TM     RUMACO SWEET MISCHIEF

A very nice white pied with brindle patches. She is a powerful square packet with broad skull, neat ears, round dark eyes generating a great Stafford expression, strong foreface with tidy lips and perfect scissor bite. The sense of compact power extends throughout the body too with ample bone, a broad front, adequate brisket, masses of rib and well-muscled, shapely hindquarters. She moved with real purpose and maintained her level topline throughout. {RBCC}


    2nd: MCDERMOTT, Mrs G & BERNHARDSSON Mrs E     KINGS & QUEENS OVER THE MOON

A strong headed balanced brindle with neat ears, great expression, dark eyes, tidy lips and perfect mouth. A nice broad front, well-boned, excellent rib, level topline and well-shaped muscular hindquarters.


    3rd: MARSHALLSAY Mesdames SK & LJ     FERGUSTAFF TUDOR QUEEN JW


Class 1828 Open Bitch

    1st: STANWAY Mrs EA & Mr PT     STORMFIRE CRACK THE CODE AT WAYSTAFF (IMP)

A pied with red patches and so very well balanced, exuding a sense of power and energy. She has a very typical Stafford bitch head and expression, neat ears, dark eyes, perfect mouth and a real presence about her. She has strong bone, a broad front, deep brisket, admirable spring of rib and well-muscled well-rounded hindquarters. She strode around the ring with power and swagger and maintained her topline throughout. {BCC}


    2nd: JACKSON Mr & Mrs W & K     JACKABYTE MISS MONEYPENNY JW

A well-proportioned brindle with a shapely head, neat ears, first-rate expression, pronounced cheeks muscles and faultless mouth. She has a lovely square appearance with a broad front, adequate brisket, wide ribcage and well-muscled hindquarters. She is another super mover striding powerfully and parallel.


    3rd: HANDS, Miss AE & FREEMAN Mr DL    SIRIUSTAFF HEART OF GLASS AT SKYESTAFF