- Date: 24/05/2019
- Show Type: Championship Show
- Judge: Freda Garget Contact Judge
- Published Date: 02/11/2020
Bath Canine Society
Bath Championship Show 24th May 2019 GOLDEN RETRIEVER DOGS
Firstly, I would like to thank Bath Show Committee for inviting me to judge Golden Retriever dogs. The sun was shining, we had a perfect ring and excellent stewards to ensure the smooth running of my ring.
I was pleased to find only one incorrect bite, a few proud tales, but overall, long bodies to short legs were not evident.
I would like to thank the exhibitors for presenting their dogs in very clean condition and did not have to wipe my hands once.
MINOR PUPPY DOG. 5 (0)
1st Taylor. Alibren Eccles at Tannadice
Quite a raw baby but lots to like. Lovely head and pigment, straight front with round cat like feet, correct amount of upper arm to layback with a nice reach of neck giving a lovely level topline in profile. Good bend of stifle and neat hocks. Moved out soundly behind but rolling a little in gait, dropped his head in the challenge so made him look a little bum high. Exactly as he should be for a baby and enjoying his day out.
2nd Pickard. Putjade Perchance
Lovely type with a nice head and expression and good pigment, super front and feet and excellent shoulders, level topline short coupled and good bend of stifle, moved soundly with drive and straight both coming and going. Close decision to 1.
3rd Loverock & Waldron-Smith. Thornywait Space Cowboy at Lovissa A trio of lovely babies that will change places many times I’m sure PUPPY DOG. 9 (2)
1st Strobel & Facq. One Million Du Bois De La Rayere (ATC)
Quality puppy that caught my eye as soon as he entered the ring, he had that ring presence that you cannot ignore. Super head and expression and lovely pigment, excellent straight front and cat like feet, good forechest and correct upper arm and layback with good reach of neck, this gave him a super topline,
short coupled and good bend of stifle with neat hocks. His movement was effortless, with really good drive for such a young dog, I predict a very future for this boy. He was well presented and handled by his owner. BEST DOG PUPPY.
2nd Lade. Sandaula Banking On You at Hunterdean
Not as together as 1 but lots to like, Lovely head and expression, straight front, with neat catlike feet, super front and correct amount of layback to upperarm, good reach of neck, level topline in profile but lost it a little on the move, short coupled and good bend of stifle, moved well when settled, he was presented in a beautiful profuse blonde wavy coat that could hide what is underneath a very sound baby.
3rd Arnold. Lamyate Acer at Amberland
JUNIOR DOG. 4 (1)
1st Williams. Catcombe Christingle of Busheyhall
Lovely type loved his head and expression with good pigment, straight front, neat feet, correct amount of upperarm to layback. good reach of neck with an excellent topline, short coupled with good bend of stifle, moved soundly with good rear drive and super forereach I just loved his sunny disposition.
2nd Bolton. Dantassie Golden Gun for Shiresmill.
Another lovely type from this kennel, always consistent. Super head and expression with good pigment, straight front with neat feet, Well bodied, excellent upperarm with correct amount of layback. Moved out soundly with a lovely driving action, just preferred the slightly better forereach of 1, but I was nit-picking. Two lovely boys.
3rd Whitlock. Willowlawn Charleston at Taoshan YEARLING DOG. 7 (1)
1st White. Ninell Indiana Jones of Alandiagold
Larger framed paler dog of nice type, handsome head with lovely pigment, straight front and neat feet, nice forechest with good upperarm and layback of shoulder, little longer in couplings but his length of leg balanced this out, moved out soundly with drive and was straight both coming and going. Well presented.
2nd Jackson. Terra Di Sienna Lorenzo at Swanavon
Beautiful head and expression with super pigment, straight front with catlike feet, correct amount of upperarm to layback, short coupled with excellent topline, good bend of stifle and neat hocks, move out soundly with plenty of drive behind, and good forereach, I would have preferred just a little bit more leg for balance. In a beautiful gleaming golden coat, he was beautifully presented.
3rd Archer. Haydengold Rock Star at Sunandair NOVICE DOG. 4 (1)
1st Palton. Kadaka Crossword for Palton
4th In puppy class, still very much a baby, nice head and expression, good pigment, straight front, correct amount of upperarm to layback with level topline. Good bend of stifle. Moved a lot better in this class and was a lot settled.
2nd Walaszkowski-Caines. Somerset Gold Jonagold
Nice head and expression, good pigment, straight front, neat feet, correct amount of upperarm to layback, level topline, slightly longer than 1 so lost topline a little on the move. Good bend of stifle, slightly longer hocks. Moved soundly.
3rd Fenn. Chalksville Highlander at Jandeburn GRADUATE DOG. 7 (0)
1st Clarke. Haydengold One More Knight
Beautiful head and expression, super pigment, straight front with lovely feet, super forechest he excels in upperarm with the correct amount of layback, Good reach of neck into a level topline which he held in profile and movement. Good bend of stifle and neat hocks, moved soundly behind with a lovely forereach, can be a little proud of his tail sometimes but managed to keep it under control on the second run. a dog that is not overdone and very balanced.
2nd Williams. Thornywait Full Monty at Trebettyn
This boy never disappoints and was certain on his best behaviour today. Beautiful head and expression with good pigment, lovely kind eye. Straight
front with good feet and deep forechest. Super upperarm and layback with a good reach of neck into a lovely level topline which he held on the move. Super bend of stifle he moves round the ring with a good stride and under control, a dog full of character it was a close decision with 1.
3rd Bawden. Goldsand Rock and Roll at Darthill
POST GRADUATE DOG. 9 (2)
1st Giltsoff. Endellion Spinnaker
Headed a lovely class of quality dogs, this young dog stands out for his balance and type. Beautiful head and expression and good pigment, super front, and feet excels in upperarm and layback with good forechest, lovely reach of neck and a super topline, short coupled and excellent bend of stifle. Moved soundly with drive and had plenty of forereach, holding his topline well. In lovely bloom and beautifully presented I considered him for top honours, just lost out on maturity to the older boys but his day will come I’m sure. Loved him.
2nd Angell. Millanza Toy Story
Another lovely boy, in super profuse coat, but underneath a lovely balanced dog. Lovely head and expression and super pigment, excellent front with good feet, correct amount of upperarm to layback with a good reach of neck. Level topline held on the move, short coupled. Good bend of stifle with neat hocks, moved soundly with strong driving action. Two lovely boys that could easily change places on another day.
3rd Ayling-Jones. Leighsham Cococabana at Raiveslake MID LIMIT DOG 6 (1)
1st Facq. Terra Di Sienna Invictus Du Bois de La Rayere
Beautiful head and expression with super pigment, straight front with catlike feet, deep forechest and correct amount of upperarm to layback, super reach of neck with a level topline, short coupled with good bend of stifle and neat short hocks, moved round the ring with a powerful driving action, and came back with a super forereach, lovely in profile. Just lost out on maturity. Another one I considered for top honours.
2nd Bolton. Stanroph Superstravegante at Shiresmill (imp)
Another quality boy with the loveliest of heads and expression and super pigment. Straight front with cat like feet, excellent layback to upperarm and very deep through forechest, good reach of neck with a lovely flow to a level topline, short coupled, good bend of stifle, short hocks, moved soundly round the ring with plenty of drive and a good forereach. Close decision to 1.
3rd Wedge. Riverscharm Mr McGregor
LIMIT DOG. 14 (1)
A lovely class of quality boys, I was truly spoilt for choice.
1st Pickard. Lovissa Chance of Diamonds
This boy caught my eye for the overall balance I was looking for, a dog that must be examined physically to appreciate what is under his beautiful coat.
Most Gorgeous head and typical golden expression he just melted my heart when I looked at him. Super pigment and dark eye, masculine without being coarse, straight front with cat like feet, deep through the heart, excellent forechest and good reach of neck into excellent shoulder assembly, no exaggerations here. Level topline, short coupled, good bend of stifle with good width of thigh, short hocks, which were straight behind and not turning in. He moved out soundly with plenty of drive and in profile held his topline with plenty of forereach. In a beautiful profuse golden coat, he was literally blooming with condition and in his prime, and for me he epitomised the Breed Standard.
It was a close decision, but I was delighted to award him the CC and in agreement with my Co judge Sandra Lane BEST of BREED.
2nd Swatton. Suntide Exceedingly Good
Another lovely boy, beautiful head and expression, super straight front, with catlike feet, correct amount of layback to upperarm, super reach of neck, good forechest, level topline which he held on the move, slightly longer than 1 but has the leg to balance him out, excellent bend of stifle, short hocks not turning in, he moved soundly with drive. I Called him in for the challenge where I considered him alongside the other class winners but just preferred the overall finish of my winners.
3rd Froud & Hill. Mafleurdean Charlie Croker OPEN DOG. 3 (1)
1st Saarniit. Multi Ch Linirgor Pied Piper at Meiepere
So much has been written about this stunning boy I can only echo what has been said. Most beautiful head and expression, super front and deep through the heart, excels in upper arm and layback, super reach of neck, level topline, good bend of stifle and short in hocks that were straight behind, moves so soundly and in profile is a joy to watch. In a rich lovely golden coat that was gleaming he looked every inch a champion and as always showed his socks off. He had to settle for the Res CC today against tough competition but on another day......
2nd Loverock. Sh Ch. Thornywait Crackerjack at Lovissa
Another lovely boy, just unfortunate to meet 1, gorgeous head and expression, super pigment, straight front with cat like feet, Deep bodied, Excellent Upperarm and layback into a good reach of neck, short coupled with good bend of stifle and well let down hocks which he used to advantage on the move, super drive and forereach holding his topline well. In lovely coat and condition, superbly presented as always from this kennel, a worthy champion.
SPECIAL BEGINNERS DOG. 4 (1)
1st Bissell. Warrentor Tribute for Bisskids
Unplaced in Post Graduate. Nice head and expression, good pigment, straight front, Correct amount of upperarm to layback, good reach of neck, level topline, good bend of stifle. Moved ok.
2nd Morrell. Rayleas Incroyable jacquesson of Crowshott
Nice head and expression, good pigment, correct layback and upperarm, straight front, would prefer a little more reach of neck. Level topline, short coupled, good bend of stifle. Moved ok just needed a little more enthusiasm.
3rd Gorse. Tasheen Sky Surfer
VETERAN DOG. 6 (0)
1st. Williams. Catcombe Country Tzar of Busheyhall
Handsome boy who defies age, super head and expression, lovely pigment, straight front with cat like feet, excellent shoulders with a lovely reach of neck, well bodies, short coupled, good bend of stifle with a good width of second thigh. Hocks square behind, he powered round the ring like a teenager, he
could certainly show them a thing or two. Won this class on his movement. A lovely balanced boy. Delighted to award him alongside my co judge Sandra Lane, BEST VETERAN in BREED and delighted to see him still going strong later in the day to win BEST VETERAN IN GUNDOG GROUP.
2nd Taylor. Rosinante Lover Boy by Tannadice
Another lovely boy, these oldies are certainly a credit to their owners, lovely head and expression, with super pigment and dark eye. Straight front with cat like feet, excellent shoulders with a lovely reach of neck, level topline, well bodied and short coupled, good bend of stifle with good square hocks behind. Moved soundly round ring with drive and purpose keeping level topline. Soundly balanced boy.
3rd Linfield. Tonara Rio Grande A trio of cracking oldies.