• Show Date: 14/04/2019
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judged by: Keeley Newman-Jones Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 02/11/2020

Northern Counties Whippet Club

Breed: Whippet

Northern Counties Whippet Club Championship Show Special Awards Classes – Sunday 14th April 2019

A lovely well organised show with  friendly, welcoming atmosphere from the committee and exhibitors.

JD/B (8,4) 1st Pilkingtons and Myers Supeta’s Show and Tell Astrazone 12mth super young dog just out of puppy.  Presented a balance picture stood and on the move. Correct head, long and lean, very alert in the eye. Had lovely depth of chest for a youngster.  Elegant length of neck leading to good lay of shoulder, with good length to the upper arm and good pasterns.  Just the right arch over his loin into strong hindquarters.  Good bend of stifle and strong thighs, needs to just strengthen in second thigh but I am sure this will come as he matures. True, straight, balanced movement out and back with good front reach.  Held his topline very well.  2nd Strong and Clintons’s Amphoras Magiq in Vogue by Mackjama 16mth bitch A very pretty more mature bitch than 1st, all the same qualities of the dog however she was not quite as balanced on the move.  Beautiful feminine head, alert eye and elegant neck.  Good lay of shoulder but I would prefer a little more length to her upper arm.  Deep chested, well sprung ribs and lovely arch over her loin.  Not quite the front reach on the move but held her topline well.

OD/B (8,3) 1st Wilkinson’s CityCroft Starfall JW 21mth bitch.  An interesting class with differing types.  A balanced, unexaggerated bitch throughout.  Good head, alert in the eye, elegant neck into laid shoulders, nice length to upper arm.  Well sprung ribs, strong thighs and hocks well down.  I would prefer her to have more depth to her chest, a little more arch over her loin and slight more to her stifle however she moved very well and was the strongest mover in the class.  2nd Smiths Coynachie Crazy for Love 4yr bitch.  A pretty bitch with many qualities, smaller stature than the winner.  Pretty head, good eye, elegant next.  Lacked a little in stifle.  She lacked a little in enthusiasm which showed in her movement sadly.