• Date: 07/03/2019
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Pam Blay Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 11/03/2019

Crufts

Breed: German Shorthaired Pointer

CRUFTS 2019

German Shorthaired Pointers

Thrilled to be able to judge this breed which is so close to my heart at such a wonderful show, only one thing to spoil the appointment was the fact that we are a dual purpose breed but here we were only able to show the undocked dogs. As the damage to the tail is so common, lots tend to dock to enable them to work without the worry. I can say that I was able to find exactly what I was looking for & I thank not only the exhibitors who came but the audience who I hope enjoyed watching this lovely breed. Hopefully one day we can again all come together at the most important show in the calendar.

VD (2,1a) 1 Prior’s Booton Imperial, 8 ½ year old very typical boy with an excellent head & expression, good body proportions, good neck & shoulders, good depth & width of chest & a strong loin, lovely topline held both set up & moving, this l/w has well boned legs & good feet, alone but deserving of his placing & could win in any company. PD (2) 1 Green’s Kazanpaul War Horse, quality l/w youngster of 9 months, excellent head & expression, excellent coat for age & he was in excellent condition, moved well, if still a bit loose in front but this will tighten with age, for he is just right all through at present, held a good topline & well set tail carried ok, loved his neck & forequarters, lovely bone & feet; 2 Morris’ Wickwater Arnie, another 9 month old but today he was a little hooligan giving his handler such a hard time, so full of spirit & fun & really enjoying his day, as he should! Not so advanced in development as yet as he needs to drop in body & head needs to finish but it is still masculine & you couldn’t mistake his sex but he has a nice topline & good hindquarters, a pickle but a nice type & one who should mature well. JD (5) 1 Milton & Lewis’ Molkara Air Gunner, loved his head & expression with correctly shaped eyes & well set ears, good flews & he is just right for age, in good coat & put down in excellent condition, excellent forequarters & hindquarters, effortless movement with correctly carried head & tail, topline needs to settle but he is balanced & a lovely type; 2 Ottaway’s Pioneer Top Hat with Nalapound, l/w with a masculine head which still needs to finish but he has good eyes of the correct shape & well set & carried ears, lovely neck & shoulders, good topline & tailset, good body proportions with a nice rib & good loin, moved well once he settled but a balanced boy of quality; 3 Donnelly & Rippon’s Magregor Toffolossus. PGD (5,1) 1 Rose’s Kavacanne Morgan You Know, good body proportion & I love his type, he stands over plenty of ground with the correct back & loin, liked his gentle expression & well set ears, good neck & shoulders, strong topline & well set tail, moved effortlessly, would prefer him to be just a touch bigger for masculinity but so much to like about him; 2 McPherson’s Whistlecraft Gandalf, longer cast dog who moved so well keeping a good topline and tail carriage & head carriage too with enough front extension & hind propulsion to cover the ground with style, nice head & expression, very masculine in outlook, correct neck & underline, well muscled all through; 3 Long’s Boarderoak Dill Cowslip. LD (7,1) 1 Jackman’s Navigareamor Hardtoport, masculine boy who won on his excellent movement, he is slightly long for perfection but has so many good points that took him to the top, this mature dog has a lovely head & expression with a good eye & well set ears leading into a strong neck & well make forequarters, strong topline & loin, well set tail & hammy quarters, well boned legs & feet, correct ribcage & although slightly long in loin it was very strong & enabled him to keep a strong topline both set up & moving, he has the correct coat missing on so many nowadays, won a strong class & took the CC & BOB; 2 Sielski’s Orchidstar Bonds Of Speed, again a lovely type as this l/w boy certainly covers the ground with east, loved his head & expression, so very masculine in outlook, good neck & shoulders, with a good ribcage & loin, well muscled hindquarters with a well set & carried tail, he is balanced & showed well to win his place here; 3 Thomas’ Brainescroft Tahiti. OD (7,1) 1 Brown & Burns’ Sh Ch Magregor Threesacrowd at Pothouse, he is quality & one I have liked before, he is an excellent example of the breed with the correct coat, a lovely type with a masculine head & expression, good neck & shoulders, strong correct topline & well set tail, strong hindquarters, he stands over plenty of ground, steady mover, this mature boy is a credit to the breed for he has lovely bone & feet & an excellent ribcage. RCC; 2 Sielski’s Orchidstar Wotsit, excellent head & expression of good proportions & well set ears, good neck & forequarters, good body & loin, held a good topline both set up & moving with a well set & carried tail, enough strength in hindquarters used to cover the ground looking good particularly in profile; 3 Jedrzejczyk’s Ch/Cie/Pl/Lt/Ua Ch Ares Z Wlodzimierzowa. FT D (1) 1 Dymond’s Ir Sh Ch/Int Ch/Multi Ch Friarsbelle Marsh Mellow, well balanced quality dog who was 7 on the last day of the show, definitely not behaving as a veteran, he is full of life & vigour, put down in excellent condition, his muscletone was a pleasure to see, lovely type of l/w, good head & expression, good neck, topline & tailset, strong well muscled hindquarters, good bone & feet, excellent coat, moved with purpose & drive. Again alone but would win anywhere. Working D (0). Good Citizen Dog Scheme D (4,1) 1 B Imperial; 2 W Gandalf; 3 Long’s Boarderoak Dill Cowslip.

VB (5,1) 1 Tait’s Benboee Bordeaux, longer cast bitch of 10 who really covered the ground, so very feminine in head & expression, excellent neck & shoulders, good topline & a well set tail, good depth & width of rib, strong loin & an excellent hindquarter, well boned legs & feet, this lovely type of bitch moved so well for her age, a credit to both the breed & owner. Best Veteran; 2 Rose’s Sh Ch/Neth Ch Kavacanne Toff Talk, her head is my ideal, so very feminine & balanced with beautiful soleful eyes & a head framed with well set ears, put down in lovely coat & condition, good neck & shoulders, held a strong topline, strong loin, good hindquarters, no mistaking her sex & moved well looking good particularly in profile; 3 Beresford’s Tuptonsett Ebony Princess. PB (2) 1 Rose & Gaffney’s Pingarypoint The Way to Kavacanne, this 9 month old quality baby just stole the show for me, she is very together both set up & moving for her age, she has that beautiful head & expression which shouts GSP to me, lovely neck & shoulders, held her topline & has a well set & carried tail, showed her socks off & looked a picture in profile moving at the correct speed to keep her topline & she is not loose in front either, she is quality. BP; 2 Roberton’s Kazanpaul Australia, 8 months old pretty baby, still very loose at present but she is just as a baby should be, she too is quality & I am sure these 2 will have a good few battles in the future! The Crufts atmosphere did not faze this baby, she has good body proportions & again a good type. JB (4) 1 Waddell’s Magregor Wiff Waff, typical youngster of the correct make & shape, very feminine in head & expression of good proportions, excellent neck & shoulders with a good topline & good depth of ribcage, good coat texture & she was put down in excellent condition, movement was textbook & she has a well set tail which she is carrying just a bit high at present but this will settle, she is quality & has a good future; 2 Hallam’s Redic Quicksilver, only at her second show but she coped so well with it. Still needs to mature but again a good type, pretty head which still has to finish but shows promise, good body proportions & when she settled she moved well; 3 Wilkinson’s Zarozinia Sidh Chailleann. PGB (10,1) An excellent class with many showing promise but 1 Whitby’s Wilholme Sisko, just shone today, she is quality with a lovely head & expression of the correct development, excellent neck & shoulders, excellent mover which she would be for she is so correct in forequarters & hindquarters for their muscular condition, lovely bone & feet, strong topline & a good underline, covers a lot of ground but still has strength. Well set tail & good coat texture. A good example of the breed, pushed hard in the challenge; 2 Attwood & Turner’s Kavacanne Pina Colada of Patterscourt, nothing flashy about this workman like bitch but she is so correct & typy, very feminine in outlook with a feminine head & expression, good neck & shoulders, well proportioned body & strong topline, moved steadily & precisely covering the ground with ease, one I could imagine doing a day’s work; 3 Burford’s Pingarypoint Legolicious. LB (9) Another interesting class.; 1 Burford’s Pingarypoint Eye Candy, yet another sired by Ch Kavacanne Toff At The Top who certainly is stamping his type on the breed. She has the head & expression that appeals with the correct eye shape & well set ears, good neck & shoulders, good ribcage & loin, she certainly covers the ground well & in profile keeps a good topline using her strong hindquarters to advantage, well boned legs & feet & good coat texture; 2 Tait’s Benboee Bring It On, pretty bitch with good head proportions, very feminine in outlook, she is a good size & is very balanced all through, this quality girl has the correct neck & forequarters, strong topline & well muscled hindquarters, in fact she was well muscled & toned all through & this showed particularly in her excellent movement, so very feminine, you couldn’t mistake her sex, a pleasure to judge; 3 Thomas; Brainescroft Saffron. OB (7) 1 Serenella’s Ita Ch Night Force U Believe In Magic, totally different in type to my usual preference but she has so much going for her that I couldn’t resist her. She gave me goosebumps when she moved & particularly in profile with her correct head carriage, excellent neck & shoulders, correct forequarters, strong ribcage & loin, well muscled hammy quarters with well set & carried tail, well boned legs & feet. Head for me is a bit long but I forgave her this for her excellent presence & quality with her correct coat texture & attitude in the ring. CC; 2 Sielski’s Orchidstar Xtra O’live, more to my type but this quality girl should never be overlooked, beautiful head & expression, very feminine in outlook with a good neck & shoulders, correct strong topline & well set tail, good hindquarters, well boned legs & feet, excellent movement & size, put down in hard muscular condition, she deserved her place & pleased to award her the RCC; 3 Burford’s Pingarypoint Hot Topic. FTB (0). Working B (0). Good Citizen Dog Scheme B (4) 1 Arkley’s Indijazz Show Girl, thrilled to be able to give this lovely girl a class, the owner had found a handler to move her & the improvement was wonderful, she is a lovely type with a pretty head & nothing is overdone in her but she is just right for size & femininity, a credit to her owner; 2 Stainsby-Soanes’ Whistlecraft Go Go Gadget, good neck & shioulders, feminine head & expression, she is balanced & moved so well here, well boned legs & feet, good topline & tailset, nice type; 3 Beresford’s Tuptonsett Ebony Princess.

PAM BLAY