• Date: 06/06/2019
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Penny Roberts Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 01/08/2019

Three Counties Agricultural Society

Breed: Samoyed

Three Counties Championship Dog Show – 8th June 2019

Critique for Samoyeds

A good entry and some quality exhibits gave me interesting challenges and some very tight decisions. Suspect weather meant we were inside, but we were lucky to have the BIS ring which was a lovely size to move the dogs. My great steward kept everything moving (thank you Gavin Argyle). Some performances could be improved with some additional ringcraft practice, but in general the happy Samoyed demeanour shone through. The strength and quality of the veterans, both dogs and bitches was a joy to judge, but pleasingly there is quality coming up through the classes which augers well. I was pleased to see my BOB take Group 3 in a strong Pastoral group.

Class 1191 PD (3 Entries) Abs: 1 Two very noisy pups much more interested in each other than in the job at hand.

1st: ELLIOTT’s Rosskaja Oppenheimer Blue. 8 mo. An attractive head but needs to strengthen further as he develops. Nicely arched neck. correct overall proportions and balance, with sufficient leg length; nice bone and good feet. Quality coat of good texture, correct tailset and tail well furnished. Moved well when settled. 2nd: CAUDWELL’s Aleski My Boy Lollipop. 9mo. Preferred the head on this boy, which is masculine without coarseness, with flat skull, neat ears and nice eye shape. Overall he is more compact in outline than 1. Well-presented and has good quality coat. Not quite as fluid on the move as one.

Two nice puppies and I hope they settle and learn to concentrate as they mature.

Class 1192 JD (1 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: MOODY & HAFFENDEN’s Novaskaya Xander Lefay. Very nice junior developing well. Lovely head and expression, nice dark eye and super pigment. Particularly liked his correct harsh coat. He has good balance with correct height to length ratio and is starting to body up well. Lovely construction with sufficient depth of chest, spring of rib and strength in loin. While sound on the move I didn’t feel he was moving out as well as I have seen him do. Very promising male.

Class 1193 PGD (6 Entries) Abs: 2 Some nice dogs in very different stages of maturity.

1st: SMITH’s Nikitta Diamond Gezzer. 5 yo lacking a little in ring polish, but his good construction and overall balance stood out. Liked his typical head with lovely neat ears; eyes a fraction round, but did not spoil his lovely expression. Super coat texture, and well presented. Good for bone and with great feet. Nice and steady on the move.

2nd: CROSS’ Tiksi Moonglow. A lovely boy, just lacking coat at the moment to complete the picture. Good head with lovely dark, almond eyes. Well-constructed and in good hard condition. Very sound on the move.

3rd: ELLIOTT’s Altunha Fly Me To The Moon

Class 1194 LD (6 Entries) Abs: 3

1st: YOUNG’s Furzeland Devon Blaze Avec Cocosamel. Top end for size, with lovely biscuit-tipped ears, great pigment and good eye shape. Good overall proportions, correct angulation front and rear; quality coat and sufficient bone. Moved out well.

2nd: OXLEY’s Amarige Versace. More compact dog and not quite the front of 1. Super head and expression, good bone and correct feet. Coat was of good texture and very well presented. Moved out well.

3rd: MANN’s Nikara Dream Maker

Class 1195 OD (7 Entries) Abs: 4

1st: PRITCHARD, HILL, & HALL’s Ultimate Prince Yoshi And Us To Santaviga (Imp). Super male of great type. Handsome head with correct neat ears and dark, almond eyes. Presents a lovely picture with good arch of neck, lovely body proportions, good bone and feet. All topped with a quality, slightly biscuit shaded jacket and presented to perfection. Moved out well to take this class and was a very close decision for top honours. RCC.

2nd: DUDEK’s Easy To Love Carpathian White Smile For Blossomrain. Another quality male, and again, so good to see those biscuit-tipped ears! Lovely overall proportions and very fit and sound, moving out well. Not yet the finish of 1, but it was a close decision between two excellent dogs.

3rd: WILSON’s Samnouska Chase The Ace Sh.CM

Class 1196 VD (2 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: FREER, & SMITH’s Ch Nikara Diamond Dancer JW. I feel this male gets better and better. Now 9 yo he shows no sign of slowing down. Slightly more compact, he nevertheless has lovely overall balance and is so well constructed with super bone and feet and is shown in hard condition and presented beautifully. Hard to fault on the move where he powers round maintaining his topline and expending no unnecessary effort. In the challenge I just felt he had the edge over the Open dog on the day – but it was so close. CC & BOB. Pleased to see him do well in the group.

2nd: BALLANTINE’s Whitespirit Dr Feelgood. 7 yo male of substance and of lovely type. Super head, with good ears and eye shape giving correct Sammy expression; Lovely overall construction, good bone and feet, and coat of excellent texture. Moved soundly but not as freely as 1.

Class 1197 PB (4 Entries) Abs: 2

1st: WEBB & BATES’ Rosskaja Noor Ol Ain. Very pretty 8mo. Correct feminine head with neat ears; lovely pigment. Lovely balanced outline with super front assembly, good bone. Lovely plush puppy coat well presented. In good fit condition, well-muscled. Moved out soundly. BPIB.

2nd: DRUMMOND’s Sasoolka Chase The Wind. Another nice baby, not as advanced as 1, but has time on her side. Head needs to broaden, but flat skull, good eye shape and lovely pigment. Sufficient neck and good body proportions. A little lighter all through. Moved steadily.

Class 1198 JB (7 Entries) Abs: 0. Some lovely juniors here, differing in style, but showing soundness and type.

1st: MORRIS’ Snowtsar Lara's Song. My unexpected star performer. Very pretty bitch with lovely feminine, typical head and super expression. Well-constructed with cracking front and rear angulation, a little longer in back than ideal, but strong and overall presenting a balanced outline. Sufficient bone and good feet. Super quality coat and lovely tail set and generous plume. Scores on the move, which is very sound, steady and smooth, with precise foot placement. RCC.

2nd: BRANDENBERG & SMITH’s Taronakits It's Kwest. Another very pretty, feminine bitch of lovely make and shape. Needs to gain in confidence but showed nicely. A little short of coat at the moment, but her plush jacket was of correct texture and beautifully presented. Coat grows and she fully deserved her place here on her quality and soundness – she moved out so well.

3rd: BALLANTINE’s Whitespirit Spring Dance

Class 1199 PGB (3 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: 4164 WILSON Mrs M Samnouska Chasing Rainbows. Pretty bitch of nice size and proportions, well-constructed, with sufficient bone. Shown in good fit condition and with good coat, well presented. Moved out nicely with good foot placement.

2nd: VIDAK’s Samnouska Spirit Of Dreams For Lacewood, Another nice bitch, not as classic in head as 1, but with good ears and pleasing eye shape. Good overall balance, sufficient bone and good feet. Longer coat pattern with the loveliest tail – well set and glamorous plume. Sound on the move. Close between these two nice girls.

Class 1200 LB (9 Entries) Abs: 3 Lovely class to go over.

1st: COLLINSON’s Nikara Secret Love By Norjack JW. This bitch has the most lovely balance, presenting such a pleasing and typical picture. Attractive head would like a slightly darker eye, but that is to nit-pick! She scores in super construction with lovely angulation, strong in body, good bone and feet, topped with lovely plush coat presented to perfection. A pleasure to watch on the move – so sound and easy. CC

2nd: MATFIN’s Tiksi Dancing Flame with Ashlantie Sh.CM. Another quality girl with lovely feminine head, good neck, and lovely front and rear angulation. A smidgeon longer in back, but still presents a balanced and pleasing outline. Shown in lovely coat and moved out well. Pushed hard for the RCC.

3rd: BRANDENBERG, JACKSON & SMITH’s Taronakits It's Karman JW

Class 1201 OB (8 Entries) Abs: 4

1st: MANN’s Zeelukzak Diamond Star Sh.CM. Lovely ‘traditional’ style of bitch with great type. Well put together with good angulation, sufficient bone, super feet. In lovely, slightly biscuit shaded coat which was very well presented. Moved out soundly.

2nd: YOUNG’s Cocosamel Chance. Pretty 6yo bitch with correct head, neat ears, good arch of neck and good body proportions. In lovely coat, which was well presented and super tail! Moved out nicely.

3rd: YOUNG’s Cocosamel Misia

Class 1202 VB (5 Entries) Abs: 2 Super veterans demonstrating the lasting qualities of the breed.

1st: CROSS’ Tiksi Frosted Flame AW(S). Top end for size, this bitch has a lovely head and expression and super correct eye shape. Attractive biscuit shaded coat covering a lovely balanced frame. Very good angulation front and rear and nice overall proportions. Good bone and feet. Shown in super fit condition. Moved out so soundly.

2nd: COLLINSON’s Ch Nikara Diamond Jubilee With Norjack. Another lovely bitch and a worthy champion. My notes say ‘naughty but nice’ – in the best possible way. Good arch of neck, lovely outline, correct angulation front and rear. Presented in tip top condition and so sound on the move.

3rd: YOUNG Mr D W N & Mrs M A Kimeekasams Miss Chief

Judge: Penny Roberts (Archaeus)