• Date: 19/09/2019
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Hilary Male Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 29/10/2019

Driffield Championship Dog Show

Breed: Retriever (Flat Coated)

FLATCOATED RETRIEVERS

 Veteran Dog (4, 1a)

1st Adams’ Mrs B M Kissock Darkn' Dashing – Smaller framed dog who presented a pleasing outline. Classic moulded masculine head and expression. Straight front leading to round tight toes, medium sized eyes, deep chested, loin short, level topline which was held on the move, well muscled rear end and moved with drive from behind. Best Veteran and pleased to see him win Veteran Gundog Group 4

2nd Broadbent’s Hallbent October Toccata ShCM – 11 year old dog with good body proportions, classic head, good length of neck into well laid back shoulders, deep chested, short in loin, excellent rear end but lacked enthusiasm on the move.

3rd Joyce’s Stranfaer Makunudu

Minor Puppy Dog (5,0a)

1st Lewin’s Rodsdream First Choice For Vynesbrook - 8 months old dog in good coat, but needs time to fill his frame but has all the essentials there. Classic head and expression, correct length of neck into well laid back shoulders, straight front, level topline which he held on the move, moderate bend of stifle, matching front and rear quarters. Won this class on his movement as moved well in all directions with purpose and drive. BPD & BPIB

2nd Huyton’s Hightyne When I Fall In Love – 6 months old dog who again was in excellent coat, masculine head and expression, straight front leading to tight feet, short in loin, correct bend of stifle, moved soundly but just needs to tighten in front movement.

3rd Ashcroft’s Gunoak Emerald's Highlander

 Puppy Dog (5,0a)

1st Lewin’s Rodsdream First Choice For Vynesbrook – As Minor Puppy

2nd Morris & Finlayson’s Finhamspride Kovu – 11 months old dog with a classic head and expression, straight front and well boned, feet need to tighten, moderate length of neck, deep chested, level topline which was held on the move. Moved soundly.

3rd Armstrong’s Bitcon Moon River

Junior Dog (3, 1a)

1st Walker’s Lizzlog Shotgun Harry JW – Nearly 18 months old dog who must have a bright future ahead of him. Balanced dog with a masculine head and expression, correct length of neck into well laid back shoulders, deep chested, short loin straight front leading to tight feet, matching front and rear quarters, well muscled rear end which he used on the move. Move with purpose and drive in all directions. A dog to watch as I am sure he will have a bright future and his time will come. RDCC

2nd Scaife’s Flatcharm Mr Fix It For Shennanjoy – Larger framed 17 months old dog who needs time to fill his frame. Classic head and expression, straight front leading to tight feet, deep chested, short in loin, moderate bend of stifle. Just needs to tighten in rear movement, but moved soundly.

Yearling Dog (2,0a)

1st Williams’ Wistaston Jet's Legacy (Ai) – Happy dog who was enjoying his day out. Masculine head and expression, correct length of neck into well laid back shoulders, good bone, tight feet, deep chested, short in loin, level topline, correct tailset which he held on the move. Moved soundly.

2nd Fabretti’s Wistaston Precious Love – I see that this is the litter brother to my first. Similar remarks apply but this boy just needs time to develop on. He moved soundly but with no enthusiasm.

Post Graduate Dog (5,1a)

1st Mcconnell’s Kazval Lugano At Torrweaving – This dog presented a pleasing outline, classic head and expression, straight front leading to tight feet, chest needs to deepen, good front and rear quarters, well muscled rear end which he used on the move to drive from behind.

2nd Hewison’s Casblaidd Island In The Sky – Another dog that presented a pleasing outline and similar remarks to the first apply. Just preferred the first’s movement as although this dog moved soundly he lacked the drive of first.

3rd Curtis’ Tallistar Mr All Black

Limit Dog (12,0a)

1st Armstrong’s Bitcon Echo – This dog presented a pleasing outline, classic moulded head and expression where I could just melt into those dark brown eyes, straight front leading to excellent tight feet, correct length of neck into well laid back shoulders, deep chested, short in loin, level topline, excellent bend of stifle, correct tailset, well muscled rear end which he used on the move. This dogs just flows round the ring with an easy stride. Pleased to award him the CC which I later heard was his second. I hope his third is not too far away as he deserves it.

2nd Stevenson’s Plainfire's The Captain Of My Heart Is Steelriver (Imp) – Similar remarks to the first apply to this dog and it was just minor points that separated them. He again presented a lovely outline and moved true in all directions, but I just preferred the tighter feet of the 1st.

3rd Adams’ Fordingham Viking Warrior

Open Dog (5,0a)

1st Blain’s Sh Ch Caci's Just A Gigolo At Steelriver (Imp) JW – Balanced dog who presented a pleasing outline and in good coat, classic moulded head and expression, straight front leading to excellent feet, correct length of neck which flowed into well laid back shoulders, deep chested, short in loin, well muscled rear end, moved with purpose and drive.

2nd Walker’s Sh Ch Lizzlog Granny Won't Like It JW – Again a balanced dog with masculine head and expression, deep chested, correct front assembly, level topline which he held on the move, moderate bend of stifle. Moved well and soundly.

3rd Youens’ Gloi Dubh Deveron At Riverglide

Special Beginners Dog (2,0a)

1st Mcconnell’s Kazval Lugano At Torrweaving – As before in Post Graduate Dog

2nd Fabretti’s Wistaston Precious Love – As before in Yearling Dog

Good Citizen Dog (2,0a)

1st Hewison’s Casblaidd Island In The Sky – As before in Post Graduate Dog

2nd Curtis’ Tallistar Mr All Black – 3rd Post Graduate Dog – Dog who presented a pleasing outline, well off for bone, tight feet, deep chested, well muscled rear end. Moved soundly.

Veteran Bitch (3,0a)

1st Barnett’s Pajanbeck Welcum To My World At Annbecks – Smaller framed bitch who presented a balanced outline, feminine head and expression, straight front leading to tight feet, correct length of neck, deep chested, level topline, moderate bend of stifle, moved happily and soundly round the ring.

2nd Curtis’s Tallistar Midnight Isla – Larger framed bitch with a feminine head, well off for bone, deep chested, was carrying a bit to much weight over the shoulders, well ribbed up, good bend of stifle, moved soundly.

Minor Puppy Bitch (6,0a)

1st Huyton’s Hightyne Ramblin Rose – 8 months balanced bitch, feminine head and expression, correct length of neck which flowed into well laid back shoulders, deep chested, good bone, feet need to tighten, moderate bend of stifle, in excellent coat. Moved well for one so young. BPB

2nd Knowles’ Mistledawn Girls Got Rhythm – Another bitch who presented a pleasing outline, feminine head and expression, straight front, correct length of neck into well laid back shoulders, short in loin, topline was held on the move, for me just carrying a tad too much weight and coat not as good as 1st, but one I shall watch for in the future.

3rd Ashcroft’s Gunoak Emerald's Capercaley

Puppy Bitch (4,1a)

1st May’s Lussac Winter Witch –Balanced bitch who has a feminine head and expression and lovey dark brown eye, excellent length of neck which flowed into well laid back shoulders, deep chested, short in loin, moderate bend of stifle, correct tailset and a tail that never stopped wagging, one happy girl. This girl moved with drive and purpose which won her this class. Loved this puppy and just wished she had been in coat on the day instead of leaving it at home!

2nd Williams’ Wistaston Lucky Choice – this bitch gave the handler a hard time both standing and on the move. Classic feminine head and expression, needs time to mature on in body, level topline, moderate bend of stifle, moved soundly.

3rd Salt’s Levelmoor Acorn Antiques Via Wetnoses

Junior Bitch (7,1a)

1st Tagg’s Empire Glory Black Brianta At Oiyou (Cze Imp) – This bitch presented a balanced outline with a classic feminine head and expression, straight front with good bone, good length of neck, deep chested, moderate bend of stifle, moved soundly around the ring with enthusiasm and drive from behind which won her this class.

2nd Walker & Roberts’ Gloi Dubh Illusion – Again another bitch with a feminine head and expression, straight front with good bone, but would prefer tighter feet, good body proportions, moderated bend of stifle, moved well.

3rd Curtis’ Tallistar Midnight Tango

Yearling Bitch (5,0a)

1st Romeo-Dieste’s Hopevalley Morning Rainbow JW – A bitch that I have judged before and she has matured on nicely. A balanced bitch with a feminine head and expression, straight front leading to tight feet, good length of neck into well laid back shoulders, with corresponding length of upper arm, well ribbed up, correct tailset and carriage, moderate bend of stifle. Moved well in all directions where she flowed around the ring. Pleased to award her the RBCC and one that I sure will take top honours in the future.

2nd Williams’ Wistaston Frozen Love (Ai) – Another bitch who presented a pleasing outline, so balanced, classic head and expression, correct length of neck which flowed into well laid back shoulders, deep chested, well sprung ribs, correct front and rear assembly, moved soundly but just lacked the enthusiasm of the first.

3rd Powell’s Bonnyhilbrae Love Of Joy JW

Post Graduate Bitch (8,0a)

1st Walker’s Lizzlog Brewing Bettie JW – This bitch presented a pleasing outline with a feminine head and expression with a lovely dark eye, straight front leading to good tight feet, deep chested, correct length of neck into well laid back shoulders, short in loin, moved with purpose and drive.

2nd Mantle’s Almanza Ain't Nobody's Business At Rhiewvalley (Imp) – Again another bitch that presented a good outline, feminine head and expression with correct eye and ear shape, straight front with good bone leading to tight feet, well ribbed up, loin short, moderate bend of stifle, moved soundly.

3rd Carter’s Lizzlog Top Totty

Limit Bitch (7,1a)

1st Armstrong’s Bourbon Black Kiss Of Bitcon - This bitch stood out in the class for her outline and ever wagging tail, classic head and expression, straight front leading to tight feet, excellent well defined brisket, short in loin, moderate bed of stifle, well muscled rear end which she used on the move, moved with drive and purpose.

2nd Wells’ Candiliz Pina Colada – Feminine head and expression, straight front with good bone, but for me I would prefer tighter feet, deep chested, short in loin, level topline, moderate bend of stifle, moved well.

3rd Williams & Goodwin’s Wistaston Another Love JW

Open Bitch (6,1a)

1st Anderson’s Sh Ch Feldkirk Dior Of Kazval – A bitch that presented a balanced outline and although not in her best coats you could see that everything is where it should be and when going over her she is a joy for your hands to feel. When she moves she excels and moves with reach and drive and just simply flows round the ring. Pleased to award her the CC and BOB and pleased that she was shortlisted in the Gundog Group later on.

2nd Walker’s Lizzlog Chicago Showgirl – Bitch that presented a pleasing balanced outline, classic moulded feminine head and expression, straight front leading to tight feet, excellent length of neck which flowed into well laid back shoulders, well ribbed up, deep chested, moderate bend of stifle, moved well in all directions, but just preferred the rear movement on first.

3rd Youens’ Bitcon Black Caviar At Riverglide

Special Beginners Bitch (2,0a)

1st Powell’s Bonnyhilbrae Love Of Joy JW – This bitch was third in the Yearling Class. Bitch who presented a pleasing outline, nice head and expression with a lovely dark nose and eye, deep chested, moderate bend of stifle, moved soundly. Best Spec Beg In Breed

Good Citizen Bitch (4,0a)

1st Tagg’s Empire Glory Black Brianta At Oiyou (Cze Imp) – As Junior Bitch

2nd Stevenson’s Steelriver Sun Kissed JW – Bitch who presented a pleasing outline with a feminine head and expression, straight front leading to tight feet, short in loin, level topline which she held on the move, a happy girl, but one that really gave her handler a hard time.

3rd Curtis’ Tallistar Midnight Tango

Judge Hilary Male