- Date: 14/12/2019
- Show Type: Championship Show
- Judge: Gillian Lamb Contact Judge
- Published Date: 09/01/2020
Ladies Kennel Association
Judges Bloodhound Report for
Ladies Kennel Association Championship Show
I was most honoured to be invited to judge and award my first CCs to the Bloodhound breed at LKA. I would like take this opportunity to thank the LKA committee and officers for kindly inviting me to judge, and all the Bloodhound exhibitors for giving me ten entries, of which two were unfortunately absent, and allowing me to go over their lovely hounds. It was a most rewarding and enjoyable experience. It was also great to see some very promising puppies. Temperaments were sound, and eyes in general were good, and I was very pleased with the high standard of many of the Bloodhounds shown on the day, which made my task quite challenging at times.
Puppy Dog: 1. 1. Lorraine Priestley’s Maplemead Malazar of Quikotic. This eight month old well-defined black and tan boy is well boned on tight feet and looked nicely balanced in the stand for one so young. Good front and correct angulation at the rear. Head planes are correct, correct narrow head when viewed from front, correct scissor bite, and kind expression. He moved well and is one to watch. Best Puppy.
Junior Dog: 1. 1. Tracie Howie & Sue Emrys-Jones’ Marksbury Malfoy. At nine months old, paler black and tan puppy, and is also one to watch. He covers the correct amount of ground in the stand with level top-line and good rear angulation. Correct head planes and narrow head with long low-set ears. Good feet and well boned with well-sprung ribs. Good expression, and good eyes and bite. He was a little spooked on the move so did not move quite as well, mainly due to metal drains, which were under the carpet in the ring. Some of the other hounds had the same problem, which was unfortunate.
Limit Dog: 1. 1. Fiona McKenzie’s Tessidez Bullen Of Moorlander (Imp Swe). This two-year-old tall and very well boned black blanket hound stands solidly back and front on well-knuckled feet. Level top-line with strong scimitar tail. Deep well developed chest and front. Good bite, eyes, expression, and fore-face a little wider than normal but is in proportion to his size. He moved extremely well with back drive due to the sound nature of his build. Reserve Dog CC.
Open Dog: 2. 1. Lorraine Priestley’s Ch Railside Pluto At Quikotic. This five-year-old well-defined black and tan hound is well balanced in the stand, and again, is well boned and has tight feet. Correct level top-line and tail-set, deep chest, good front, and rear angulation. Good head-planes, ear-set, bite, narrow head with correct expression. He moved well but with not quite as much back drive as I have seen previously but still good enough to win the Dog CC. 2. Christine Jones’ Harvidene Devil In Disguise. This four-year-old red hound is also a well-boned solid hound with good knuckled up feet. Good head planes, ear set, eyes and bite. Would have preferred slightly longer body in the stand. He moved well with drive.
Limit Bitch: 2. 1 Abs. 1. Fiona McKenzie’s Adorandus Prudence. A really lovely four year old well-defined black and tan tall bitch. In the stand, she is very well balanced with good bone and tight feet. Correct angulation, deep chest and covers the ground correctly. Good eyes, bite, and low ear set. Lovely feminine face with narrow head, correct head planes when viewed from the side. She moved well but not quite as well as I have previously seen, she is definitely one to watch in the ring. Reserve Bitch CC.
Open Bitch: 3. 1 Abs. 1. Tracie Howie & Sue Emrys-Jones’ Ch Marksbury Hessie. An almost three-year-old tall lighter black and tan, again well-boned, correct tight feet and good length of body. Good rear angulation and well balanced in the stand with deep chest. She also has a lovely feminine head, correct head planes, good eyes, low ear set, correct bite and narrow head when viewed from the front. Good top-line, tail set, correct front and good rear angulation. She also played up a little on the move then settled down to show good fluid movement. Bitch CC and Best of Breed. 2. Sam Clark’s Boru’s Abstract At Farlap (Can Imp).This almost two year old well-defined black and tan girl has a lovely feminine head, good head-planes from the side, nice low ear-set, narrow from front view and a good bite. In the stand, she was solid and moved well, but I would prefer her to be a tad taller and with more bone and substance.