• Date: 07/03/2019
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: PENNY RANKINE-PARSONS Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 07/04/2019

Crufts

Breed: French Bulldog

CRUFTS 2019

FRENCH BULLDOG

JUDGE: PENNY RANKINE-PARSONS

BEST OF BREED KORINNE DE EL MENCEY LOCO

DOG CHALLENGE CERTIFICATE BOULE & ONUBA SIR KAISER CATRELMA

BITCH CHALLENGE CERTIFICATE KORINNE DE EL MENCEY LOCO

RESERVE DOG CHALLENGE CERTIFICATE PARADISE HOPE DOS LOVEANDBULL

RESERVE BITCH CHALLENGE CERTIFICATE GINNY DESTINY V MUPPY'S PLACE

BEST PUPPY KUREDEUX SHABBA RANKS

BEST VETERAN SHOEBRIDGE VOUVRAY

Crufts is the greatest and largest show in the world , we in the UK are fortunate to be able to compete against some of the top dogs from other counties and can make comparison to those at home. Years ago,UK bred Frenchies were of the best type in the world, but I fear that is not the case anymore. In my opinion from what I have seen, talented breeders from other countries are overtaking those in the UK. I must remind breeders that the French Bulldog should have the appearance of an active, muscular dog, of heavy bone, smooth coat, compactly built, and of medium or small structure. It is defiantly not a toy breed. My day’s judging at Crufts can be described as a roller coaster of emotions, great elation at times and also times of despair. I was however very pleased with the depth of quality and health of all my winners overall and in my finale line ups for dogs and bitches, all had most of the desired breed specific characteristics that I was looking for and it was a pleasure to select my top winners from these exhibits. Accompanied by tumultuous ringside applause it was a delight to watch the pied Korinne De El Mency Loco, the Bitch CC winner and the dark brindle Dog CC winner Boule & Onuba Sir Kaiser Catrelma move effortlessly around the ring together for the final challenge for Best Of Breed . It gave me goose bumps. It was such a privilege to award the CC’s to these two excellent typy healthy examples of the breed , but for me the pied bitch just had the edge overall for type and movement and very deservedly went BOB.

VETERAN DOG: 3 Abs: 0

1 Cund & Harrop’s CH CHELMBULL MOON PILOT . A sprightly lad and every bit a Champion. Very pleasing expression with neat ears, correct nose and eye placement. Eyes of correct shape and size. Good finish to muzzle and chin which enhanced his expression. Straight front, neat elbows. Good body shape with well sprung ribs. Soundly constructed throughout. Correct topline, and tail carriage, moved well around the ring, well handled and presented in excellent condition.

2 Mavro-Michalis’ SHOEBRIDGE BUZET. Dark brindle of good type and size with excellent head and expressive well placed eyes. He used his correctly set ears on the move. Cobby in body and well muscled, moved soundly.

3 Worsley’s SON OF A PREACHERMAN WITH MALPA. Brindle with a masculine head and typical expression. Well placed ears and nicely padded muzzle. Straight front, slightly longer cast in body so not quite the balance of 1 & 2 . Moved freely , presented in excellent condition.

MINOR PUPPY DOG: 1 Abs: 0

1 Brown’s KUREDEUX SHABBA RANKS, Stood alone, 8 month old dark brindle of good type with correct bone and substance for age. Balanced in outline. Very attractive head with excellent expression helped by correct ear placement, nice round dark eyes, and good turn up of lower jaw. Shapely body with well sprung ribs developing and hopefully he will mature well. Moved typically for the breed. Handled with empathy and care to show off his good points.

PUPPY DOG: 9 Abs: 1

1 Jenning’s COSSYS RAG N'BONE MAN. Brindle of good type, pleasing in outline with enough bone for size. Square head shape developing nicely . Correct ear placement, dark well placed eyes, good nostrils for the breed. Correct neck length, straight front, sound pasterns. Neat feet with dark nails. Deep wide brisket, good spring of rib, pleasing unexaggerated topline and a small tail present. Good sound movement.

2 Friend’s KINGFRIEND MR GODWIN Good type with enough bone for his size. Delightful head and expression. But I would prefer a little more nose length in profile. He has a good depth and spring of rib and deep brisket. Sound front quarters with good shoulder placement , straight front and neat feet. Strong rear quarters but I would like a bit more hind angulation. Moved soundly

3 Cross’s YESSER DE EL MENCEY LOCO (Imp Esp) Dark brindle with enough bone for size . Attractive head with good ear placement. Soft expression. Good nostrils. Wide underjaw . Straight front sound pasterns. Gentle topline and neat tail. Moved soundly.

JUNIOR DOG: 13 Abs: 2

 1 Seffer’s BOULE & ONUBA SIR KAISER CATRELMA.( ImpEsp) This dark brindle took my eye as soon as he entered the ring, he is of outstanding quality and oozes breed type. He is up to size but has a balanced outline, compact cobby body and plenty of bone. Nothing exaggerated about him. He has a very handsome head with a super expression, well set ears, dark eyes, good mouth. Good nostrils. Sound straight front, strong pasterns finishing in neat feet. Strong neck of moderate length, well laid shoulders, deep brisket, good spring of rib. Gentle roached topline, , strong, nicely rounded rear quarters with a small tail present. Handled expertly by his Spanish breeder ,he moved out soundly and without effort, and looked like he could go on for ever. I was very pleased to award this promising youngster the Dog CC which I believe is his second.

2 Gura-Mallon’s CELTICLIBRID MCGREGOR Young dog with excellent quality and type, pleasing in outline, good bone and substance for his size. Square skull, well defined stop, broad deep muzzle, and well filled under his round expressive eyes. Eyes could be a shade darker but he has a typical expression, masculine but soft. Good ear shape, size and placement. Straight front, sound pasterns Broad very deep ribs, short coupled. Ideally I would prefer a little more length of neck. Gentle roach. Sound movement

3 Peggegrini’s JEWELS OF PATRIAL LORD M Another quality smaller dark brindle dog of excellent type. Balanced in outline with good bone and substance for his size. Very attractive head properties , soft expression and dark eyes. Well turned jaw good layback and with correct bite. Ears used and set well. Compact and well ribbed. Well made throughout. Arched neck with good shoulders and straight front. Good backend and enough angulation, sound pasterns and tight feet with dark nails. Neat tail. Moved soundly.

YEARLING DOG: 16 Abs: 2

1 Greenall’s KATAKIA EXCLUSIVE AT MANOLTA. Clear well brindled pied. Balanced, compact and shapely. Good bone and substance for size. Masculine head with round dark eyes and well placed ears. Sound forequarters, good neck length, cobby body with good depth of brisket and well ribbed. Gentle unexaggerated topline. Sound back end, moved out well.

2 Andreasen’s BULLYSTYLES MR BOOMBASTIC Balanced brindle with a square head , round dark eyes and well placed ears. Super expression and good nostrils. Enough width to chest, with deep brisket, well sprung ribs and good tuck up to loin. Enough bone and substance for his size. Moved soundly.

3 Dzikiewicz’s COLETTO SWEET COOKIES Good type with a super head of correct proportions and dark round eyes giving him a lovely soft expression. Good nostrils. Lighter in build overall but with enough bone for his size , he still has time to mature and drop into himself. Pleasing neck length and topline. Straight front with very sound pasterns and neat feet. Moved soundly.

POST GRADUATE DOG: 21 Abs: 3

1 Kelly’s PONGO AGRESTYNKI AT RISLEY Well brindled male, balanced in outline with just enough bone and substance for his size. Square skull, well defined stop, broad deep muzzle, and well filled under his dark round expressive eyes. Good layback, super expression, masculine but soft. Good ear shape, size and placement. Straight front, sound pasterns Broad deep ribs, short coupled. Gentle roach. Moved OK. Shown in excellent condition

2 McGeachie’s EASTONITE INSTANT LOVE Fawn with good bone and substance. I would have preferred a clearer coat colour. Well constructed throughout. Pleasing head properties but was a bit lazy using his ears today. Good strong neck of moderate length, well laid shoulders, spring of rib developing correctly. Gentle roached topline, good rear quarters with nicely rounded rear end. Moved soundly

3 Borde’s MON TRESOR DU COEUR AMAURY AFFAIRE D'AMOUR Quality brindle pied. Good size with plenty of bone and substance. Pleasing head and expression, correct shape of underjaw with width and depth. Expressive eyes and well set ears. Enough neck length .Deep wide brisket, good depth and spring of rib. Nice strong rear quarters, sound on the move, Lost out for 2nd place as I would prefer a tiny bit more length of leg for perfect balance but there is so much to like about him.

MID LIMIT DOG: 9 Abs: 2

1 Howarth’s GIZYJO STING LIKE A BEE. Very typy brindle of good size and balance. Excellent head properties and a super soft expression. Well set ears ,dark eyes. Good neck length, well laid

shoulders,straight front, enough bone and substance for size. Shapley body with well sprung ribs and depth of brisket. Pleasing topline. Moved soundly

2 Bryant’s ARCHNESS SIGN O'THE TIMES JW. Smaller framed male but with just enough bone and substance for his size. Very pleasing head and expression. Muscular neck, good shoulder placement, neat feet. Well sprung ribs, sturdy and compact body, preferred the topline of 1. Slight tuck up, low set tail. Moved soundly

3 Brearley’s THE BOYDONEGOOD FOR KAYBULL. Fawn , enough bone and substance for size. Pleasing head and expression. Sound fore and aft, tail set a little high. Moved OK.

LIMIT DOG: 9 Abs: 1

1 Scott’s AMUELLE LITTLE TOM THUMB SHCM. Well marked lighter brindle. Sturdy with bone and substance. Pleasing head and expression but I would prefer a bit more length to the underjaw for balanced head proportions. Good strong neck , sound forequarters. Cobby overall but with more length in the loin than some. Gentle topline and low set tail. Needs more rear angulation. Sound pastens and neat feet. Moved soundly.

2 Timm’s EASTONITE MAUI JW SHCM Clear coated black masked fawn of super colour. Balanced head proportions with good expression. Nostrils OK. Muscular neck of good length, correct shoulder placement, straight front, strong pasterns.. Well sprung ribs, enough depth of brisket and a strong loin. Slight tuck up, In good overall muscular condition with strong hindquarters and a low set tail. Moved very well.

3 Pearce’s BULLHAWK RASPUTIN . Still quit a youngish dog and I feel he still needs time to finish to maximise his qualities .Just enough bone and substance at the moment. Promising head shape and typical expression, High well set ears. Very good nostrils. Strong neck. sound musclular quarters. Moved soundly . A lot to like about him, but today I just wanted a little more masculinity which should come with age.

OPEN DOG: 16 Abs: 5

1 Neves’ PARADISE HOPE DOS LOVEANDBULL . Fawn of good colour with super pigmentation. Undeniably masculine with lovely size, balance and type, but never course in any way. Very pleasing head properties with expression enhanced by his turn up of jaw. Eye, nose and ear placement typical for the breed. Well balanced in outline with very good tail set and carriage. Good spring of rib, sturdy in body. Excellent movement fore and aft keeping his topline in profile. Soundly constructed throughout. There is such a lot to like about this male, delighted to award him the Res CC.

2 Dzikiewicz’s Grand/Pl/Rus Ch BAHIANO SWEET COOKIES . Well balanced quality brindle . Anther one of excellent type produced by this kennel. Super head with everything in the correct place. Melting eyes giving a the desired soft expression. Good nostrils. Deep brisket and well sprung ribs. Straight well boned front , sound pasterns and neat feet. Good lay of shoulder. Sturdy and cobby body with correct topline and low set tail. Moved soundly.

3 Friend’s KESASONAS LITTLE WOODY AT KINGFRIEND Quality dark brindle of excellent type. Super bone and substance for his size. Attractive head with correctly placed ear, eye and nose placement in relation to length of muzzle giving a very, typical expression. Muscular neck, good shoulder placement, sound pasterns and neat feet. Well sprung ribs, sturdy and compact body,, strong hindquarters. Excellent coat. Moved soundly.

GOOD CITIZEN DOG SCHEME DOG: 3 Abs: 0

1 Elsbergiene’s LT Ch BUSHER PLJUS MEMORY GAME OF FRUSTYLE. What a little charmer, has it all in a small package. Just a few days short of becoming a veteran. Delightful clear brindled pied, well balanced in outline. Very nice head properties. Cobby and compact , soundly constructed for and aft. Moved very well.

2 Tuttle’s Bamabel Buster Keaton Fawn of good colour. Good overall balance. Well constructed throughout. Pleasing head and expression. Moved soundly.

3 Timm’s Izumis Eye of the Tiger. Well brindled coat and presented in good condition. Pleasing head with attractive expression. Not the balance of the winners as rather tall in the leg. Moved OK.

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VETERAN BITCH: 6 Abs: 0 . I was delighted to see this entry of veteran bitches all still enjoying their day at Crufts.

1 Mavro-Michaelis’ SHOEBRIDGE VOUVRAY. Attractive clear fawn with black mask, very feminine, lovely dark eyes, well set ears used to advantage, enough bone, front good, outline good, well-balanced and moves extremely soundly for one of almost 12 years. No breathing issues at all, she could motor around the ring like a youngster. A credit to her breeder/owner.

2 Howarth’s GIZYJO MISS FREDRIQUE . Balanced brindle. All the properties of good breed type. Delightful head and expression with good nostrils. Constructed soundly throughout. Moved well

3 Ayriss’ DOREENS SWEET SHOP A compact and balanced clear brindle pied, Good example of the breed. Typical head and expression, good nostrils. Moved well.

MINOR PUPPY BITCH: 4 Abs: 0 It was a difficult choice between 1 & 2

1 Jarvis’ BACLAUDI TOO HOT TO HANDLE Nicely balanced brindle. Shows promise. Pretty femine head and super expression, good mouth, great ears used well. Straight front, neat feet & sound pasterns. Enough bone and substance for her age. Compact body with good ribs well and rounded rear with good angulation . Tail present. Moved well.

2 Friend’s KINGFRIEND MISS MALI Another nice promising puppy and much the same comments apply. Attractive head and expression, well placed ears. Straight front , good shoulders sound pasterns and neat feet. Compact cobby body with good spring of rib and deep brisket. Today I preferred the more rounded rear quarters of 1.

3 Hogan’s BACLAUDI DROP IT LIKE ITS HOT. Lovely clear brindle pied. Slightly longer cast that winners, but has promise. Enough bone and substance for her age . Super head and expression with excellent eye and ear placement. Good nostrils. Sound front and rear quarters. Nice tail. Moved well.

PUPPY BITCH: 5 Abs: 0

1 Smith & Watt’s CALAVEYS FENELLA AT RISCHALE Another promising brindle youngster with balanced outline and enough bone and substance for her age. Well proportioned head properties , dark eyes, correct ear placement and open nostrils. Broad muzzle and correct length of jaw. Good reach of neck with well placed shoulders, straight front tight feet and black nails. Deep brisket , well sprung ribs. Gentle topline and a small tail present. Rounded rear end with good rear angulation. Moved soundly

2 Brooks & Cairns’ CORURSUS UNDER THE IVY Very typy well balanced feminine young bitch. Super clear brindled pied with double hood. She has enough bone for size. Correct in head properties with a lovely soft expression. Good layback. Straight front with strong pasterns and neat feet. Shapely body and good spring of rib . Gentle topline and excellent low- set tail. Strong hindquarters with good angulation. Moved soundly.

3 Cund & Harrop’s DAULOKKES SAUVAGE ROSE AT CHELMBULL Quality dark brindle. A small package but I loved her bone and substance which was so right for her size and age. Head developing nicely, dark eyes and well set ears added to her super expression. Body developing well with good spring of rib and deep brisket, very sound pasterns and neat tight feet. Moved confidently

JUNIOR BITCH: 23 Abs: 6

1 Krall’s JAFRAK PUTTING ON THE CHARM . Black masked fawn with good overall balance. Compact with bone and substance. Nice size. Pretty head, with dark eyes and feminine expression, excellent nose and eye placement. Ears well set and used. I would prefer a little more length of underjaw. Straight front , good neck length, well sprung ribs and deep brisket, but lacks little in forchest. Tight neat feet. Very small tail. Pleasing topline kept on the move. Moved OK.

2 Hunter’s KIBYGHAN BAND OF GOLD. Dark brindle with pleasing outline. A feminine head with square skull, and well shaped high set ears. Good nose ,and eye placement ,nostrils OK, . Excellent expression. enhanced by her good jaw. Strong straight front,, shapely cobby body , very small tail present. Moved soundly.

3 Gura-Mallon’s CELTICLIBRID DEVIL MAY CRY Brindle bitch with a pretty classic feminine head with correct layback. Round dark eyes with a melting expression, correct nose placement and deep stop with a good mouth and broad skull. Ears carried upright and parallel. Sound front assembly. Short and compact body with ample rib, well muscled hindquarters with correct moderate rear angulation. Neat feet. Moved soundly .

YEARLING BITCH: 18 Abs: 0

1 Basei’s HILLCON'S LADY KILLER. Clear brindle pied. Great for size and substance, excellent bone. Super feminine expression, very good head properties. Good nostrils. Shapley body with deep wide brisket , well sprung ribs, soundly constructed fore and rear quarters. Neat feet, very small tail present. Excellent movement

2 Hau’s CELTICLIBRID STOP'N S'DARE JW Quality brindle, of excellent type. Feminine with enough bone and substance for her size. Classic head properties super earset, and expression, good width to muzzle.. Straight front, deep brisket and well sprung ribs, short coupled. Moved soundly

3 Damlianovic’s JULIE DU BRAVE COEUR SJBCH . Charming brindle of excellent type. Beautiful feminine head and expression, with well set ears and good nose placement. Good width and depth to ribs, straight front, short coupled, strong rear end, neat feet with dark nails. Moved soundly.

POST GRADUATE BITCH: 16 Abs: 0

1 Layton’s LOUWRIGHTS MA BELLA AT KINGFRIEND .Very typy well balanced feminine bitch She has enough bone and substance for size. Correct in head properties with a lovely soft expression. Well placed eyes and ears, good nostrils. Correct layback and head profile. Straight front with strong pasterns and neat feet. Shapely body and good spring of rib .Gentle topline , I would prefer more tail. Moved soundly

2 Hoddinott’s SILVESTRE ORLANDO MAGIC Compact black masked fawn with a clear coat of good colour. Good head shape with dark round eyes and excellent ear placement. I would prefer a little more muzzle length in profile, Straight well boned front, strong pasterns and neat feet. Deep ribs and short coupled loins. A little straight behind. Moves soundly

3 Thornton’s DINKUM DIAMOND Feminine brindle , balanced in outline. Attractive head and expression with good balance between skull and foreface. Lazy with her ears today. Very good nostrils. Good neck and a shapley body , moved soundly.

MID LIMIT BITCH: 12 Abs: 2

1 Seffer’s BOULE& ONUBA RACHELLE CATRELMA. Quality balanced cobby dark brindle with excellent bone and substance . Nothing overdone. Super head with round dark eyes and correct ear placement. Broad jaw and muzzle. Straight front and tight feet with black nails. Deep brisket and good spring of rib. Correct topline. Strong hindquarters with good angulation. Moved soundly , a lot to like about her.

2 Andreasen’s BULLYSTYLES TRUE COLORS. Dark brindle, very attractive head properties , soft expression and dark eyes. Well turned jaw , layback and correct bite. Ears used and set well. Compact and well ribbed. Well made throughout. Arched neck with good shoulders and straight front. Good backend and enough angulation, sound pasterns and tight feet with dark nails. Neat tail. Preferred topline of 1. Moved well.

3 Roach’s ROALICE MINI MOUSE SHCM. Fawn with an attractive head and gentle expression. Well filled foreface, good ear carriage and round well placed eyes. Liked her overall size but not quite the balance of the winners. Moved soundly

LIMIT BITCH: 16 Abs: 2

1 Jordan’s KATAKIA ROCKED IT . Quality balanced brindle pied ,with fine clear coat and attractively marked. Classic square head, well set and used large ears. Nose well placed , good nostrils. Round dark eyes. Good head profile. Wide underjaw and good mouth. Moderate arched neck and shoulders well placed. Straight front and sound rear quarters. Neat tight feet. Gentle roached topline. Moved soundly.

2 Andreasen’s BULLYSTYLES TRUE LOYALTY Compact brindled pied. Well off for bone, Typical head properties with good eye , ear and nose placement. A bit lazy with her ears today. Super expression. Sound shoulder construction and straight front and strong pasterns. Good neck length, strong loin and rear quarters. Moved soundly

3 Cheeseman’s THEAPAUL DARK SAVANNAH Dark brindle with a good outline Square skull, well defined stop, broad deep muzzle, and well filled under her dark round expressive eyes. Good layback, Super soft expression. Good ear shape, size and placement. Straight front, sound pasterns Broad deep ribs, strong coupling. Gentle roach. Moved well.

OPEN BITCH: 18 Abs: 4

1 Ferrer-Tavio’s KORINNE DE EL MENCEY LOCO. (Esp) Stunning quality brindle pied who filled my eye immediately she entered the ring. On the table she certainly met my expectations and more, as from head to tail she has all the correct attributes for the breed in all the right places. Well balanced throughout and without exaggeration. Beautiful balanced head, wide flat skull with the right amount of wrinkle, and well set parallel ears of good shape. Beautiful soft melting feminine expression with the darkest of round eyes Eye, ear and nose placement in perfect balance, good nostrils .Well set parallel ears. Well-defined stop, broad, deep, nicely padded foreface and muzzle of ample depth and width to balance the head overall. Correct head in profile with good layback. Strong arched neck and lovely width to her straight front. Shoulders well-placed, deep brisket, good spring and depth of rib, short compact body with just the right amount of roach. Strong muscular loin and well-rounded rear, so well proportioned throughout .Shown in fine condition, a picture of soundness and health. As she moved soundly and effortlessly around the ring, her superb balance and overall outline were a joy to watch. I had great pleasure in awarding her the CC and BOB.

 2 De Bie’s GINNY DESTINY V MUPPY'S PLACE. Quality black masked fawn of good colour and pigmentation. Larger type than 1. Correct bone and substance for her size. Well balanced overall without exaggeration Classic head shape and profile. Dark round eyes and correct nose placement. Ears set well and used to advantage. Wide muzzle with the required cushioning and fill under the eyes. Good nostrils and mouth. Straight front, good spring of rib and shapely body. Gentle roach. Soundly constructed throughout, with a great deal to like about her . Movement very good both ways .Handled to advantage. A well deserved Res CC

3Hau’s ESSENCEERA IMOGENA .Another quality dark brindle bitch with enough bone and substance for her size. Very typy and compact. Beautiful soft feminine expression and good head properties with fill under melting dark eyes, well set parallel ears, good mouth. Balanced outline with good compact body shape Sound front and shoulders. Soundly constructed which showed in her movement.

GOOD CITIZEN DOG SCHEME BITCH: 1 Abs: 0

1 Thornton’s Dinkum Diamond