• Date: 03/11/2019
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Jose M. Doval Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 13/11/2019

Berkshire Downs & Chilterns Golden Retriever Club

Breed: Retriever (Golden)

Berkshire Downs & Chilterns Golden Retriever Club, Breed Ch. Show

Sunday, November 3rd, 2019


DOGS: 134 entries


First of all, I want to express my gratitude to the Club Committee for running such a nice show, all the exhibitors to let me have the honor of judge their dogs, my very effective team of ring stewards, making everything much easier, and my colleague Mrs. Janet Buckingham for sharing a great weekend.


About my dogs today, I’m happy with the average quality level, specially about proportions, boy & coat condition and temperament. It’s always a great pleasure to judge the breed in the UK and the sportsmanship of every exhibitor is also something to remark.


SPECIAL VETERAN DOG: 5 entries (No absents)

1. Brown’s GUNMARSH TAMARIND STAR OVER IPCRESS JW; 9.5 y.o., in top condition, looking much younger. Very balanced all over, noble head with a lovely expression, excellent body/leg proportions, correct topline and a nice and easy movement keeping his passion and enjoyment of the ring. Best Veteran.


2. Wooden’s SALAKO SMOOTH OPERATOR; 9.5 y.o. Another one in excellent condition. Great class dog with a nice head, excellent body and topline. Upper arm could be a bit longer. I like very much his coat and also the movement, opting to win the class till the end. 


3. Hennesy’s SH. CH. THORNYWAIT MCSHAY AT RITZILYN JW


MINOR PUPPY DOG: 7 (1)

1. Grainger’s AMILONE FLINTSTONE; One of the stars of the day. 8 months old boy of good maturity for his age, very balanced and with the appropriate proportions. A head to die for, good reach of neck and level topline. Good angulations and coat and a very nice movement for a puppy. We’ll hear of him in the future! After winning 3 more classes he was, in agreement with my co-judge, BPIS

2. Golder’s GEMBAEK’S PLAY THE FUNKY MUSIC (IMP) NAF TAF; More immature than the class winner but with a lot of qualities. Very interesting for the breed to have this kind of puppies. I like very much his balance and outline. Happy to see this front, neck and shoulders, something of capital importance in our breed. Very sweet head and a lovely temperament. Happy in the movement, he only needs a bit more time.

3. Cruttwell’s POLE POSITION DU BOIS DE LA RAYERE AVEC ASHBYGLEN (IMP FRA) 


PUPPY DOG: 10 (1)

1. Grainger’s AMILONE FLINTSTONE

2. Norris’s FENPIQUE MAGNUM OPUS AT MOLESTREAM; 9.5 months old boy of excellent type. Mature and well developed with a solid and balanced construction. Nice head and strong in bone, another one with a nice front, in excellent coat condition. Proud mover with just a bit high tail.

3. Golder’s GEMBAEK’S PLAY THE FUNKY MUSIC (IMP) NAF TAF. 


JUNIOR DOG: 9 (4)

1. Craig & Wilcock’s CAMROSE ARTORIAN; Superb type, solid with everything in the right place. Mature in body and balanced in angulations, I like very much this kind of head. Excellent coat. Moves well, although a little accelerated all the time.

2. Edmunds’ SUNNYOAK GOLD HILL; Very good type dog with a typical head and good angulations. Good body, still a bit immature. Good coat and very good movement, where he had his best chance. Presentation could be a bit better, but it will comes with time and more experience. A happy first show for both dog and handler.

3. Loverock’s THORNYWAIT SPACE COWBOY AT LOVISSA JW 


YEARLING DOG: 12 (5)

1. Collis’s MERIMOOR OUTLANDER AT DORWINION; A dog of lovely type and structure. No exaggerations, nothing overdone. Nice head proportions and angulations. He’s a very complete and true type dog. Very easy movement, was all the time in my head for the tickets.

2. Birkin-Green & Gripton’s SANSUE KEEP THE MAGIC; A “house brand” superb front with excellent neck and shoulders and a classical head. Lovely rear angulation and topline. A good body but still needs time. A more relaxed movement should be an advantage

3. Jones & Athey’s NINELL JEFFERSON. 


MAIDEN DOG: 9 (2)

1. Grainger’s AMILONE FLINTSTONE

2. Edmunds’ SUNNYOAK GOLD HILL

3. Cruttwell’s POLE POSITION DU BOIS DE LA RAYERE AVEC ASHBYGLEN (IMP FRA) 


NOVICE DOG: 10 (3)

1. Grainger’s AMILONE FLINTSTONE

2. Brace’s XANTHOS ICARIA; Mature dog in excellent condition, nice quality all over with correct angulations but could be a bit stronger behind. Correct mover.

3. Edmunds’ SUNNYOAK GOLD HILL 


GRADUATE DOG: 17 (5)

1. Wright’s PALTON PAVAROTTI; A Beautiful eye-catcher dog. Lovely proportions and outline, without exaggerations. One of the best heads of the day. Rich dark coat in excellent condition, very attractive. Correct movement with just a bit happy tail.

2. Catterall & Jackson’s GOLMAS GUARDSMAN; Excellent dog with a very nice, clean head and sweet expression. Lovely reach of neck flowing into an excellent topline. A bit more immature than the first in the class he looks at the moment a bit long in loin. Nice movement. I’d like to see him in the future.

3. Keene’s SHINEHILL SNOW PATROL


POST GRADUATE DOG: 14 (3)

1. Angell’s MILLANZA TOY STORY JW; A very high quality class with great contenders. The winner is a dog of very good proportions, short coupled, compact and mature in body with a very sweet head and very good shoulders. In hard muscular condition he has also a very good coat and moves effortlessly.

2. Anderson’s LINCHAEL SALVO JW; I like him since his puppyhood and is in the way to be a great dog. Elegant, with a very well chiseled head and lovely neck. Excellent shoulders and leg proportions. Balanced in angulations, nice coat and topline. Only needs time to mature a bit more, specially behind. Moves well.

3. Jackson’s MAVISTAN NEARCO AT SWANAVON


MID LIMIT DOG: 10 (1)

1. Male’s PUTJADE PAY THE PIPPER AT MALENBROOK JW; Strong and active dog with a lot of ring presence. Compact in body and with very good angulations. Strong but sweet head, I’d prefer a bit darker eyes. Full of life and temperament, he moves with drive looking tireless.

2. Birkin-Green & Gripton’s SANSUE GOLDEN DREAM JW; Another good example of this kennel. Big and well proportioned, with a nice head long and clean neck and excellent front. A bit long in loin and with a lovely coat. Good movement.

3. Vicars’ CATCOMBE CALICO AT PEERSBROOK JW


LIMIT DOG: 11 (2)

1. Stokes & Etherington’s ELKARIMA’S GOLDEN HARLEQUIN KNIGHT (IMP AUT) JW; A lovely boy without exaggerations, he’s absolutely balanced all over. Very nice head, coat and body. Fluent and effortless movement.

2. Linfield’s TONARA RIO GRANDE JW ShCM; He took my heart since the first moment. In excellent condition for an 8 y.o. boy with one of the most sweet and classic heads of the day. Nice angulations and body, in good coat condition, moves like a dream. Super hard contender for the 1st place.

3. Kipps’ WHEATCROFT WHITE FLAME JW


OPEN DOG: 8 (1)

1. Saarniit’s SH CH/CIB/CIE/EST/FIN/BALT/LV/LTU CH LINIRGOR PIED PIPER AT PEIEPERE EST/LV JCH; Beautiful dog in his best moment. Balanced and full mature, distills quality all over. Free standing most of the time, showing his virtues and temperament. A great example of the breed, fulfilled the ring with his attitude and movement. CC and lately with the agreement of my co-judge, BOB and BIS.

2. Broadhead’s MONCHIQUE PURE IMAGINATION JW ShCM; I could recognize his father at first sight with many of his qualities, specially a lovely and sweet heat and a very recognizable body proportions. I like very much his front and neck. In lovely coat condition. Could be a bit shorter in loin and moves beautifully. A pleasure to awarded him with the RCC.

3. Trinder’s SH CH THORNYWAIT SAN VALENTINO JW ShCM


SPECIAL WORKING DOG: 4 (1)

1. Morss’ XANTHOS BULLET PROOF JW; Very nice, lively and active dog excellently shown. Balanced and not overdone. Very sweet expression and with good angulations. Hard body, good coat, very active movement, sometimes a bit too strong behind.

2. Phipps Baker & Baker’s TENFIELD NIGHT OF THUNDER FOR MADDOUSE; A real worker of nice type and very balanced in angulations. Classic head and expression, mature in body with a firm topline and very good movement.

3. Wooden’s SALAKO SMOOTH OPERATOR