• Date: 05/05/2019
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Karen Waltham Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 22/05/2019

Merseyside Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club

Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier

I wish to thank Merseyside SBT club for their kind invitation to Judge their Championship show and the warm welcome I received. Special thanks to my very efficient ring stewards Clare and Spencer who kept the ring running smoothly and to the exhibitors who brought some quality dogs for me to go over which made some of the decisions very difficult and gave me food for thought. I found no breathing difficulties however was very disappointed with the early classes at first glance some super youngsters on show, but my heart sank at the number of misplaced lower canines some so far in they may cause health issues. Thankfully by the time I reached JB I found none only a few higgledy-piggledy teeth which would not hamper the job the breed was originally bred for so there will be no mention of teeth in the later classes. Narrow fronts, long backs and no rib are a bit of a worry but on the up side most had good powerful backends which propelled them down the mat with discernible drive.

MPB (8)

1st Wilson’s ELITEBULL ELYSIAN DREAM AT KALVERIN B/B nice head shape with the darkest of eyes and neat ears, I would prefer a little more length in muzzle, but she is clean in foreface and has a good mouth with big teeth she has a straight front and a level topline which held on move, good bend of stifle and tail set moved and handle well

2nd Lee’s LEEBEE’S BUBBALIOUS R/W nice head shape with good length of muzzle, good mouth, straight front, excellent pigmentation, level topline, a bit loose on the move but, should tighten up with time, shown in excellent condition

3rd Hands &Freeman’s GAZASTAFF BLACK VELVET B/B nice head shape with neat ears would prefer a slightly rounder eye, she has a straight front, level topline, good bend of stifle finish off with a neat pump handle tail, moved and handled well.

Res Boulton’s NIZEVA AVA

VHC Whitley’s GINSTEAN WHOOPS A DAISY

PB (8) 1a

1st Jackson’s JACKABYTE BOCOUTURE Super B/B in tip top condition, nice head shape with dark eyes and good pigmentation, she is clean in foreface and has good width to front, and good shoulders, moved out well, expertly handled pleased to award her BPB

2nd Webster’s ELITEBULL HYDRA B/B good head and length of muzzle, she has good width to front and a level topline, good bend of stifle, good tailset preferred the more defined head shape of 1st

3rd Hinsley’s BERRYSTOCK FALLEN ANGELAT TIGERBULL B/B slightly larger all round than 1st and 2nd good head with dark eyes, good pigmentation, neat ears, good width to front, moved out well.

Res Crossman & Sutcliffe’s PENDLESTAFF BLACK CORAL

VHC Stanway’s WAYSTAFF HONEYMOON

JB (10) What a class

1st Thomas’s BIGGLESWICK SHE DEVIL R/W this young lady took my eye as she walked in the ring and didn’t disappoint, she has a beautiful head with a wicked expression, leading into strong neck, short couple with plenty of power from the backend, level topline held on move good muscle definition and second thigh developing, good bend of stifle, seriously considered for the RCC should have a bright future good luck with her

2nd Isle’s LUTHIAS AURORA BOREALIS B/B another quality bitch super head with dark eyes and super expression, short coupled, level topline enough rib good tuck up shown in excellent condition moved and handled well

3rd Johansson’s TE ORA MAGIC ECLIPSE B/B good head, neat ears and the darkest of eyes straight front, level topline, enough brisket, good tailset, just preferred the more defined head of 2nd at this stage, another quality bitch who should do well

Res Dougan’s LUTHIAS LIGHT OF VENUS

VHC Drummond’s BALLINDONA SHOOTING STAR FOR FELLKNOT

YB (8) 2a

1st Marshallsay’s FERGUSTAFF TUDOR QUEEN R/W pied nice head shape with the darkest of eyes and correct length of muzzle, good width to front and a level topline held on move, super rib and well-defined body, strong backend that powered her down the mat with discernible drive from the rear shown in super fit condition at one with her handler should have bright future RCC

2nd Hoggard & Asfar’s LONEMOOR INION DE FOR ZAAGABULL B/B like the fitness on this one, she has a nice head shape with dark eyes and neat ears, good topline, short coupled, strong back end good pigmentation, finished off with a good tail set shown and handled well

3rd Whitley’s MAXSTAS SPARKLING SHOES FOR GINSTEAN B/W Nice head & ears straight front with nice width, good bone, good topline, moved okay preferred the shorter coupling on 1 & 2

Res Emery’s ECLYPSTAFF STRANGE MAGIC

VHC Funnell’s POWERPACK ALURA FINVARRA JW

MB(2)

1st Emery’s ECLYPSTAFF STRANGE MAGIC B/B Res in YB Nice head shape with dark eyes and neat ears, decent width to front and a level topline, good tuck up and good pigmentation, moved okay when settled, shown in excellent condition.

2nd Bultler’s JOEMIKESTE OUTLANDER R/W I put in my notes a little lively so had to access on the move, body shape developing nicely, straight front with good width, level topline, preferred the shorter muzzle on 1st moved okay once she settled

NB(2)

1st Hopkins RASPBERRY RIPPLE OFSPIRIT-STAFF TO TRUFFLESTAFF (IMP DEU) R/W nice head shape clean in foreface, straight front, level topline, she has a deep brisket, good bend of stifle, good pigmentation, moved much better in this class

2nd Kendall’s BIGGLESWICK DIAMOND LIL AT ROSSOBULL R/W Nice head shape with super expression and dark eyes, straight front, good depth of brisket, moved and handled well.

PGB (12)

1st Greaves RUMACO SWEET MISCHIEF B/W Pied took my eye as she walked in, well off for bone, good head shape, neat ears, dark eye, straight front, level topline short coupled, strong backend, powered down the mat with discernible drive from the rear shown and handled well.

2nd Heron’s DILIRYSTAFF MYSTIC STAR Super tiger brindle, nice head shape, well off for bone, good width to front, not as strong in backend as 1st, level topline, short coupled, moved ok handled well.

3rd Kirk’s JOZANZAC FIRE BALL R/W lovely head shape with the best of expression and neat ears, straight front with enough width, slightly longer coupled than 1 & 2 she moved well but needs to be fitter which will improve her placings

Res Norton’s TIKKURILAN SPOT ON

VHC Rowe & South’s ILLORI BOOTE LUV

LB (15)4a

1st Ryan’s RUBERICLA LITTLE ELITA ONE B/B super head with appealing expression enhanced with the darkest of eyes, straight front, good rib, short coupled, moved soundly more exercise will enhance her overall outline

2nd Funnell’s POWERPACK CHEROKEE JW B/B nice head with good expression, short coupled, enough width in front, level topline good rear end moved and handle expertly

3rd Rowe & South’s ILLORI BELIEVE IN ME fittest on the day, good width to front, she is a good mover with a super strong rear end, level topline, I would just like a little more strength in the head for me

Res McDermott & Berhardsson’s KINGS AND QUEENS OVER THE MOON JW (IMP SWE)

VHC Riley & Corcoran MOLRU SHINE YA LIGHT

OB (12)1a

1st Johnson’s CH TILLCARR BAPTISM OF FIRE JW B/B super bitch shone out for me in this class, fits the standard well , super head with the neatest of ear and darkest of eye with a little glint, she followed me around the ring, great strength for size, she has a level topline and a strong rear end stood four square, finished off with a good tail set, she’s beautifully balanced and moves well pleased to award her the CC

2nd Stanway’s STORMFIRE CRACK THE CODE AT WAYSTAFF JW R/W pied a bitch which I’ve always admired, good head shape with the darkest of eye, clean lips, straight front, topline level held on move, short coupled, strong backend which she used on the move finished off with a good tail set.

3rd Simpson’s BRIGANAH BODY AND SOUL B/B top sized liked this one, super head shape, with the darkest of eyes, good pigmentation, good width to front, super rib, shown in fit hard condition, moved and handled well not as strong in rear as 1& 2

Res Jackson’s JACKBYKE MISS MONEYPENNY

VHC Allard’s STAFFANATC MAGIC POTION

VB (18)14

1st Hirst & Bibby’s CH TARAIEL CIARA JW SHCM B/B I gave this young lady BPB at a breed club show many years ago and I said then she would have a bright future, she ticks all the boxes for me quality bitch, super head with the darkest of eyes, straight front, level topline, good bend of stifle, still moves out well thank you for bringing her BVB & BVIS well done

2nd Hammond’s HAMMYSTAFF HEAVEN KNOWS B/W Pied another super veteran who I have judged as youngster, super head shape with an appealing expression, good width to front, deep brisket, good rib, level topline, strong back end, moved out well.

3rd Norton’s PENDELSTAFF BRINDLE BABE OF TIKKURILAN B/B lovely head with the darkest of eyes, super expression, straight front with good width, level topline and well-muscled rear end, moved and handled well.

Res Hall’s REKRAHSTAFF MISS ATTITUDE CUM GEORDIESTAFF