• Date: 10/08/2019
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Lee Cox Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 13/08/2019

Bournemouth Canine Association

Breed: Best In Show

Bournemouth Championship Dog Show 2019

BEST IN SHOW

I was a last minute stand in for the appointed BIS judge Mr Derek Smith who unfortunately was unable to fulfil his appointment due to ill health. I am sure that you will all join me in wishing Derek a speedy recovery and hopefully we will see him again very soon around the rings.

It was however a pleasure to judge BIS at this prestigious show and the officers and committee must be congratulated on running such a great show particularly with the trying weather on day one.

The BIS line up was a good one and gave me food for thought, the group judges had done a great job. All 7 were in superb condition, beautifully presented and handled well, something you would expect at this level of competition. They are to be congratulated.

BIS went to the Basset Hound Ch & It Ch Switherland Smart Image. What an imposing Hound this is. I have admired him from the ringside in the past, but this was my first opportunity to get my hands on him. He has a grand head, superb eyes and supple ears. Strong neck into firm topline and well set stern, which he carries correctly on the move. Long and deep all through with superb bone and substance. Extremely well-muscled and supple skin. Nothing exaggerated at all about him. His outline stacked is breath-taking. On the move he is sound and stylish yet retains the dignity so important of the breed. Nothing rushed but you can’t ignore him. Superb dog and it was a pleasure to award him a well-deserved top spot.

RBIS and very close up went to the Pyrenean Mountain Dog Ch Viskalys My Way Or No Way To Chandlimore (Imp). Another superb example of his breed. Presented to absolute perfection and handled beautifully. His head is beautifully proportioned with super pigmentation and a delightful expression. Strong neck into good topline, slightly rounded rump and well set, long tail. Powerfully built with super bone. Moved out extremely well with his free, precise stride. Looked a picture and an absolute pleasure to judge.

BEST PUPPY IN SHOW.

A very decent collection of babies to choose from and I wish them all well for the future. Some were a little over the top, but they can be forgiven as I would rather they enjoyed themselves. It’s great to see.

BPIS went to the Miniature Schnauzer Wellingley Won Night Stand, who seems to be making quite a name for himself and I can most certainly see why. He is going to be a force to be reckoned with I’m sure. Compact, sturdy and the most delightful outline. His head is a delight and he is in perfect body condition. Presented to perfection, he stormed round the ring asking for the top spot. Quite delightful.

RBIS went to the dainty Papillon Gleniren Who's Your Daddy, who thinks he’s a giant and will not be ignored. Super head, ears and expression. Fine coat superbly presented. Correct topline and tail set which never falters. Super for size. He is totally precise on the out and back and carries himself so well in profile with that look at me attitude clearly inherited from his well-known sire. Future Champion I have no doubt.

Lee A S Cox (Judge)