• Show Date: 30/08/2019
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judged by: Ray Strudwick Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 02/11/2020

City Of Birmingham Canine Association

Breed: Group

City of Birmingham Canine Association 

Championship Show

Sunday 1st September 2019

Gundog Group

Many thanks to the City of Birmingham officers and committee for entrusting me the honour of judging my first Gundog Group. From a competitive group I selected 10 for further consideration - Am Cocker, ESS, GWP, Golden Retriever, HWV, Irish Setter, Labrador Retriever, Pointer, SWD and the WSS.

G1 - Upton’s Sh Ch Tragus Fox Appeal (Hungarian Wire Haired Vizsla)

Such a well constructed very sound 3 year old male, I just loved his typical well proportioned head set on he’s muscular neck, he has correct angulation both fore and aft with a good depth of chest and strong well developed quarters, he’s true ground covering movement with excellent drive was a pleasure to watch.

G2 - Stewart & Ritchie-Smith’s Sh Ch & Ir Sh Ch Gwendariff Whippersnapper JW CW15 (Irish Setter)

This 7 year old male just oozes type, he has the most loveliest of heads and expressions, loved he’s overall balance and confirmation, looked the complete picture on the move with his accurate flowing free movement, shown in excellent coat and condition and groomed / handled to perfection 

G3 - Blackburn-Bennett & Macara’s Kanix Pertunia At Stargagng (Pointer)

This young female just oozes quality, she has a classic clean flowing outline and is so well made throughout, her movement is effortless and true, another handled to advantage, not surprised to learn she already has her Sh Ch crown.

G4 - Archibald’s - Sh Ch & Ir Sh Ch Abinvale Levanto (Golden Retriever)

Have admired this boy from the ringside in past and was so pleased to have the opportunity to place him in this very competitive group, he is so sound and ticks all the boxes for me, it was so good to see a Golden with powerful driving movement.

Ray Strudwick. (Judge)