• Date: 31/05/2019
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Ian Gabriel Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 14/01/2020

Southern Counties Canine Association

Breed: Lancashire Heeler

Many thanks for accepting me as your substitute judge and for such a sporting ringside. Mr Milligan had drawn a super entry. I thoroughly enjoyed my afternoon with this delightful breed again. They are a delight to be around.  

Puppy Dog. 1. Bellsmond Sayen. Smart dog that is quite mature for his age. Lovely head of correct proportions. Correct ear carriage. Pleasing front assembly with good bone and feet. Good level topline. Nice high set tail carried well. Moved well in both directions. BP. 2. Heelstone Harry Houdini. Nice quality male. Good for size and overall shape. Pleasing head and expression, although needs to settle into his ears. Good front. Well off for bone with good feet. Good muscular HQ with correct turn of stifle. Well let down hocks. Would prefer a slightly better topline and tail set. Moved well just needs to tidy up in front, which I’m sure he will. 

Junior Dog. Heelstone Harry Houdini. 

Open Dog. 1. Ch Madincrowd Gabriel JW. Really lovely male of quality. He has a super head and expression. Excellent ear carriage. Typical front. Strong topline with a lovely short loin. Good muscular hindquarters which are well angulated. In good hard condition with super coat and colour. Moved well RBD. 2. Limebrooks’s Take A Chance On Me At Heelstone CSCM (IMP SWE) Quality liver dog. Nice for size and overall shape. Pleasing head. Good front. Nice for bone. Correct topline maintained on the move. Nicely set tail. I just preferred the head type of the first placed male. 3. Ch Traqdean Midlops Movie Toto

Veteran. 1.Ch Troutop Rolo. Liver male who impressed when he entered the ring for size, type and presence. Very pleasing quality head and expression. Correct length of neck into excellent shoulder placement. Good front and bone. Nice small tight feet. Good topline and tail set. Excellent hindquarters. Moved well. Out of jacket but for overall construction and type could not be denied. BOS. 2. Ch Jazz Mustang Sally Traqdean (IMP FIN). Another super quality Heeler. Super feminine head and expression although no suggestion of weakness. Well constructed throughout. Super neck and shoulder. Excellent for size. Could out move some of the younger dogs. Just losing her topline now, which cost her a place. 3. Parabar Penmford At Chambuster. 

Good Citizen. 1. Ch Traqdean Midlops Movie Toto. Typy dog with many attributes. Good head, with pleasing eye and ear. Good make and shape. Correct size. Moved well. In excellent hard condition. 2. Ch Jazz Mustang Sally Traqdean

Puppy Bitch. Bellsmond Aylen. Very raw puppy bitch. Nice shape. Didn’t always want to use her ears today but when she does she has a lovely expression. Enough bone. Just needs to drop into herself and shorten up. Lovely coat and colour. When she settles into her stride she moves very soundly. 

Junior Bitch. Madincrowd Mercy Chant. This bitch is a really nice prospect. Good for size and overall proportions. Very typical head and expression. Super mature body. Good topline and tail set. In good hard condition. Moved very soundly in all directions. RBB

Post Grad Bitch. 1. Bellsmond Winona. Another pleasing bitch. Very feminine. Good overall make and shape. Good front and the best of hindquarters, which is seen when she moves as she drives well. Could be a little stronger in topline and just needs to tidy up in front action. 

Limit Bitch. 1. Heelstone Genevive. Typy bitch. Although not using her ears won here on her super type. Excellent headpiece. Good front. Good moderate length of neck into excellent shoulder lay back. Good topline although to be slightly critical could be a fraction shorter in loin. Moved Ok. 2. Bellsmond Winona

Open Bitch. 1. Ch Foxthyme Eleanor With Troutop. Was pleased to have this bitch under me today. I thought her quite lovely. Excels in head which is very typical. Good neck and shoulder, Very typical front. Good bone and excellent feet. Nice level topline and correct tail set. Closely coupled. Effortless on the move. BOB. Bellsmond Winona

Dr Ian H Gabriel