• Date: 07/03/2019
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Glenys Gwilliam Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 15/05/2019

Crufts

Breed: Retriever (Flat Coated)

Many Thanks to the Officers and Crufts Committee for their kind invitation to judge this beautiful breed. Big thank you to my Stewards who kept the ring running smooth .A couple of comments I would like to make I found so many unfit dogs, either crabbing or not driving from behind , we must remember this is a working breed and should be fit for purpose , some beautiful bitches were penalised for this , that being said the European dogs were fit and in hard condition , but afraid some were too big for me. We have come a long way as far as feet are concerned, this was a huge problem a few years ago, and they have improved greatly. I was thrilled with my winners and placed dogs. A Big Thank You to all the Exhibitors for being so sporting over my decisions, and to my Co Judge Chris Atkinson for being in agreement for our B.O.B, BV and BP. Thank you for a truly amazing Day.

Veteran Bitch 25 [4] This was an excellent class

1st Ross’s SH Ch. Irlstrom Torrachility JW 9yr old Beautiful feminine Girl, Super head and dark eye, excellent neck into well laid back shoulders, good ribcage, excellent well-muscled hindquarters, good bone and feet. Moved with drive, a real old fashioned Workmanlike Bitch Loved her Res CC

2nd Cooves’s Onyxro Naid for Draketor Another lovey Bitch, Super head and eye, good ribcage, and turn of stifle, level topline moved well.

3rd Malz CIE/CIB/GER/VDH/LUX/AT Ch. Beautyfields Amy Winemor Beautiful Bitch, Lovely head and eye, good reach of neck into well laid back shoulders, good upper arm, excellent bone and feet, level topline and tailset, moved well.

Minor Puppy 1

1st Warrington’s Bochilbarley Heaven sent to Woodavens [AI] Lovely puppy of 9 months, enjoying her day out. Super head and eye, excellent bone and feet, good reach of neck into well laid back shoulders, good upper arm, excellent topline and lovely hindquarters, she insisted on giving her owner a hard time, and was unsettled on the move, however a very nice puppy in the making.

Puppy Bitch 14 These were three lovely puppies

1st Strudwick’s Flatcharm Miss Lots of Love for Burpham Beautiful Feminine girl, excellent head and dark eyes, fell in love with her expression, good bone and feet, excellent shoulder, super upper arm, placement, good hindquarters, scored here on her movement, I will watch her progress with interest, Myself and my co judge had no hesitation in awarding her, Loved her. B.P.I.B

2nd Walker’s Lizzlog Nun on the Run Another good one from this Kennel, Lovely Puppy of correct size Super bone and cat feet, Good ribcage, excellent hindquarters moved well.

3rd Campbell’s Starworkers Bye Bye Baby Lovely head with kind expression, super front, good bone and feet, excellent spring of rib, good hindquarters moved well.

Junior Bitch 15 [4]

1st William’s Wistaston Frozen Love [AI] Super feminine bitch, classic head and dark eye, excellent bone and feet, good reach of neck and shoulder placement, lovely upper arm and brisket, good spring of rib, level topline moved well.

2nd Bennetts Hurstclough Sunshine Girl Lovely girl. Super head and eye, lovely bone and tight feet, well angulated, good shoulder placement, with deep chest, level topline. Moved well.

3rd Romeo- Dieste Hopevalley Morning Rainbow Lovely head and eye, good reach of neck into well laid-back shoulders, excellent spring of rib, level topline, good tailset, good bend of stifle, moved well.

Yearling Bitch 23 [7]

1st Lutner’s Telurn Call Me Maybe Feminine girl, beautiful head, and dark eye, super front. Good upper arm, well pronounced brisket, lovely topline, excellent turn of stifle, with well let down hocks moved with drive.

2nd Smitherman’s Seaheart Cecillia Not so mature as 1st Beautiful classic head and soft expression, good reach of neck into well laid back shoulders, well pronounced brisket, with lovely deep chest, excellent bone and feet, good hindquarters with well let down hocks, moved well.

3rd Walker’s Lizzlog Brewing Bettie JW Super head and eye, excellent feet, good shoulder placement, lovely ribcage, and good turn of stifle, level topline and tailset moved well.

Under Graduate 13 [2]

1st Jacob and Knight’s Gemswin Land of Make Believe Lovely Liver Bitch, lovely head, good reach of neck into well laid back shoulders, excellent forechest and upper arm, good bone and feet level topline, strong hindquarters, moved with drive.

2nd Hennesy’s Caci’s Flirty Gertie Wrensmead JW [Imp Swe] Super head with a soft expression, well-angulated, excellent bone and feet, level topline moved well.

3rd Lutner’s Telurn Can’t Stop The Feeling Good head and eye, excellent bone and feet, good reach of neck and shoulder placement, good upper arm, excellent topline, and strong hindquarters, moved well.

Graduate Bitch 13 [1]

1st Armstrong’s Bourbon Black Kiss At Bitcon Beautiful Girl, so feminine, super head and dark eye, excellent bone and feet, good reach of neck and shoulder placement, lovely deep forechest, with excellent spring of rib, moved with drive, pushed hard in the challenge, just lacked maturity. Loved Her

2nd Bates Marsalland Rose Dale Lovely head and dark eye good reach of neck and shoulder placement, excellent bone and feet, level topline and tailset, moved with drive.

3rd Gales Willowswind Nette Lark Very feminine head, with lovely dark eye, good neck with excellent shoulder placement, super upper arm, good spring of rib, level topline, moved with drive.

Post Graduate Bitch 13 [2]

1st Ashcroft and Long Stranfaer Take It Easy To Keepersway Lovely feminine bitch, super head and eye, excellent bone and feet, good reach of neck and shoulder placement, excellent upper arm, and good spring of rib, strong hindquarters With lovely turn of stifle. Moved with drive.

2nd Kulczycka’s Seaheart Bronte of Everblack Lovely bitch of correct size good head and eye with neat well set on ears, good bone and feet, excellent ribcage, good topline and hindquarters, moved well, a very happy girl.

3rd Nilsson’s Inspirations Finally Friday Super head and eye, good bone, excellent topline and tailset, would prefer better feet, moved well.

Mid Limit Bitch 13 [4]

1st Watson’s Rainesgift Bide Your Time JW Beautiful bitch classic head, with almond shaped eyes with a lovely expression, well set on ears, excellent reach of neck into well laid back shoulders, super upper arm and brisket, lovely bone and feet level topline and tailset, excellent strong hindquarters, moved with drive, well handled loved her.

2nd Burr’s Woodfinch Rubha Innis of Scheindubh Another super bitch, lovely moulded head with dark almond shaped eyes, excellent front construction, and super upper arm, excellent bone and feet, level topline, in hard condition with well muscled hindquarters, lovely second thigh, moved with drive.

3rd Cain and Riche’s La Gresca De La Corraliza Feminine bitch lovely dark eye, good reach of neck, with excellent shoulder placement, good brisket, good ribcage, level topline and tailset, good hindquarters, with well let down hocks, not in the best of coat today, another top drawer bitch.

Limit Bitch 21 [5]

This was a lovely class

1st Gilchrist Seaheart Bryony with Ardmhor Beautiful Bitch, classic head with lovely dark almond shaped eyes, she has a lovely melting expression, with well set on ears, lovely bone and tight feet, excellent shoulder placement, with well pronounced brisket, everything flowed with her, lovely ribcage, and strong hindquarters, moved with drive. I’m sure her title is not far away, a credit to her breeder, another that pushed hard in the challenge. Loved Her.

2nd Watson’s Rainsgift Heaven Forbid Feminine bitch of correct size, lovely classic head, and dark eye, with kind expression, excellent bone and feet, good reach of neck into well laid back shoulders, good ribcage and hindquarters not the topline of 1st. moved well

3rd Cain and Riche La Gresca De La Corraliza

Open Bitch 20 [1] It was an honour to judge this class. Wish I had more cards .

1st Nilssons SE U [U] CH /NO/UCH Inspirations Simply The Best Aptly named. Beautiful bitch of correct size, classic moulded head with lovely dark almond shaped eye giving such a soft expression, excellent lay of shoulder, with super upper arm, excellent bone and tight cat feet, elbows tight into well pronounced brisket, lovely spring of rib, leading to short loin, level topline and tailset, excellent powerful hindquarters which she used to her advantage moving she powered round the ring, so well muscled and in hard condition, so beautifully handled, CC, and with my Co Judge had no hesitation in awarding her B.O.B Congratulations .

2nd Ulins SE [U] CH Almanza Back on The Red Carpet SEJV Beautiful Liver Bitch of correct size, beautiful classic head correct eye shape with a melting expression, good reach of neck, super front construction, good bone, excellent spring of rib, driving off strong well muscled hindquarters, excellent movement, well handled.

3rd Gilchrists Gloi Dubh Erin with Ardmour Another lovely girl, beautiful moulded head with almond shaped dark eye, with a cheeky glint in her eyes. Good reach of neck into well laid back shoulders, super upper arm, deep forechest, stood well under herself, excellent bone and feet, strong well muscled hindquarters moved with drive.

Field Trial Bitch 1

1st Ford’s Percuil Nuvolari Tazio Lovely girl, good head with a dark eye, with a soft expression, good bone, lovely upper arm, strong hindquarters, in hard condition, moved well.

Special Working Bitch 12 [2]

1st Edwards Broomsward Vera Wang Good head, dark eye, lovely expression, excellent bone and feet, well-angulated, good brisket, strong hindquarters, well muscled, moved with drive.

2nd Genco’s ITA CH Diamante Blu Lumos Maxima Beautiful classic head, excellent shoulder and upper arm, well-balanced, level topline and tailset, just preferred movement of 1.

3rd Cain and Riche La Gresca De La Corraliza

Good Citizen Bitch 12

1st Romeo- Dieste SH CH Yonsaff Vienna by Hopevalley JW SHCM Bitch of correct size, super classical head and dark eye with kind expression, well balanced throughout, lovely deep chest strong hindquarters, moved with drive.

2nd Finlay's IR SH CH Annbecks Alis at Aughnaleck Lovely feminine bitch super head and eye, level topline and tailset, moved well happy girl.

3rd Hewsons Donascimento danilo from Casblaidd Lovely bitch of correct size, workmanlike girl, well balanced, good reach of neck into well laid back Shoulders, good bone, level topline, well muscled, moved well.  

 Glenys Gwilliam [Judge]