• Date: 03/08/2019
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Nick Gourley Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 02/10/2019

Paignton & District Fanciers' Association

Breed: Bolognese

One of my favourite breeds to judge. It was a shame to have mixed sex classes as I am sure this affected the entry. Today’s BOB winner already has an enviable reputation and I have been a fan since I first judged him as a youngster and he was the consummate professional again today. The BB and BPIB one of the most exciting prospects I have seen and bred here in the UK; I shall watch her progress with interest.  

PD/B (2,0) 1st: 4290 FABIAN Mrs C A Tumbril Ticketyboo. Well this special little bitch certainly ticks all the boxes. Perfect size and instantly appeals with her characteristic ‘square’ shape. Head proportions just right with width, defined stop and muzzle just fraction shorter skull. Big black nose and large dark round eyes set beautifully against the gleaming white coat. Super sound with the best front. Coat naturally flocked and presented impeccably. Pushed the famous and uber experienced ‘Champion’ very hard for BOB; but you will know he is one of my all-time favourites. I am confident Ticketyboo will become an equally memorable Bolognese too. BB & BPIB. 2nd: 4288 DOWTY, Ms V & DAVIDSON Mr A Little White Wonder Vittorio Hero. Another promising 6 month old baby from the same kennel as the fabulous Ottie. He was giving away 3 months to the winner who was more advanced body and coat development. Handsome dog with well-proportioned head, large black nose and round dark eyes. Width to skull and ears set high giving typical expression. Lovely and square in body, Coat flocking already evident and natural. Moved briskly with legs parallel away and back. RBD.  

OD/B (6,2) 1st DOWTY Ms V A Multi Ch Little White Wonder Othello Matteo. Fully deserving of his many accolades and successes across Europe but which of course include some impressive wins in all-breed competition on home soil too. He oozes breed type. Wonderful head qualities with that big black nose, large round ‘black’ eyes and defined stop. Ears set high on his wide skull. Medium neck into well laid shoulders. His body has great muscle tone. Well spring ribs and has the squareness of outline required. Tail carried well over back and fully feathered. Coat long and fully developed; naturally flocked with no sign of curl. Clean and well presented. Super sound away and back and moves confidently and with that extra attitude you get from a seasoned Champion. BD & BOB. 2nd DOWTY Ms V A Ir Ch Clynymona Jo I'm Alone. A mature bitch with lovely head and expression. Dark eye and good pigmentation overall. Body length to height ratio right. Would like a little longer coat overall but shown naturally and well flocked. Moved with smart pace. RBB. 3rd TOWERS Mrs J Enjanicka Toscana Mio Caro