• Date: 26/07/2019
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Richard Bott Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 02/10/2019

Leeds City & District Canine Association

Breed: Retriever (Curly Coated)

Leeds Championship Show

Retriever (Curly Coated)

Judge Richard Bott

Thank you for the super entry on my first time awarding CCs in the breed. DCC and Best of Breed was Stephens’ Sh Ch Brightmeadow Never Say Die JW Sh.CM with the Res Dog CC being awarded Johnstone & Stokes Talismanic Bag of Tricks. The Bitch CC went to Phillips Gladrags Cream in My Coffee and the Res Bitch CC to Gill & Peake’s Kelsmere Kasscade At Saxonholme. My Best Puppy was Mercer & Thomas Tyneside's My Heart Will Go On To Stormacre and my Best Veteran Bett’s Elerrina Untouchable (Imp)

Class 2352 PD (1 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 7070 MERCER, Miss C & THOMAS Miss L A Foxriever Star Tribute To Stormacre

Playful youngster, so full of fun. I liked his head and expression coming on nicely, correct shape with a pleasing eye, Strong through the neck, leading on to well laid back shoulders, good return of upper arm. Correct depth of chest and spring of ribs for his age. Body of correct proportions with well-made quarters with a moderate bend of stifle. Good crisp coat and condition. Did enough on the move, good in profile and needs to tighten in front some, but has plenty of time on his side.

Class 2354 PGD (1 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 7068 JOHNSTONE, Mrs C & STOKES Mr C Talismanic Bag of Tricks

I thought this young man was very smart. He has good overall balance and proportions. He has a typical head and expression with a good eye and masculine expression. He stands on strong well bone legs and round feet. Good through the neck in to well laid back shoulders and a decent return of upper arm. Body well made, ribs well sprung and firm loin. Quarters well developed with moderately bent stifles, would just like a better finish to his croup. Coat in good condition with a tight curl. Super on the move with a good profile action. Held his top line well throughout. Handled so well. Reserve Dog CC.

Class 2355 LD (1 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 7069 LACEY Mr B & Mrs E Fleetpaw First Officer

He has good overall balance and proportions. He has a typical head and expression with a good eye ,just a tad strong for my tastes. He stands on strong well bone legs and round feet. Good through the neck in to a decent lay back of shoulder and return of upper arm. Body well made, ribs well sprung and firm loin. Quarters well developed with moderately bent stifles. Coat in good condition with a tight curl. Did enough on the move but would have liked him a little tidier as he goes away to compete for top honours.

Class 2356 OD (3 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 7075 STEPHENS Mr J & Mrs M B Sh Ch Brightmeadow Never Say Die JW Sh.CM

A super dog on the stack presenting the correct outline, he was that strong upstanding dog that I was looking for. Head piece is good with that correct wedge shape and a good eye colour. Strong through the neck in to a correctly assembled front, shoulders well set with a good return of upper arm, good straight legs. Depth to his chest, ribs well sprung and back. Correct level topline. Super well-muscled quarters, stifle moderately bent and hocks well let down. Totally together on the move with a good fluid action. Please to award him Dog CC and Best of Breed.

2nd: 7074 PHILLIPS, Mr H R & Mrs G & HARRIS Mr W C Sh Ch Laguna Love Desmond at Gladrags (Imp)

A smart dog with bags of quality about him Today he was wasn’t as together on the move as the winner. I like his head wedge shaped and of good overall proportion and a super eye to give that typical expression. Strong neck in to a good front assembly with shoulders well laid back, stands on good well boned legs. Correct through the body, enough depth to chest. Quarters developing nicely, would prefer a better finish to his croup and better tailset. Coat of good quality with tight curl. Moved out well, would have like his a little tidier in front.

3rd: 7071 MERCER, Miss C & THOMAS Miss L A Elkysar Black Arrow Over Stormacre

Class 2357 VD (1 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 7062 BETT Mr D & Mrs M Elerrina Untouchable (Imp)

Masculine in head and expression. Strong through the neck, leading on to well-placed shoulders, good front construction, good depth to chest. Body of correct proportions with ribs well sprung. Powerful in loin and quarters well made, correct moderate bend of stifle. Moved with drive, good in profile but slightly untidy when he came today and a little close behind. Best Veteran in Breed.

Class 2359 PB (2 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 7072 MERCER, Miss C & THOMAS Miss L A Tyneside's My Heart Will Go On To Stormacre (Imp)

Lovely youngster, really liked her. She has a feminine head and expression, well-made front with a good lay back of shoulder. Standing on good legs and super feet. Well-proportioned in the body, with a level topline. Coat in good condition with a good curl. Moved out well with drive. In the challenge she pushed hard for top honours. Delighted to award her Best Puppy in Breed.

2nd: 7077 WHITEHEAD Mr A M & Mrs D J Foxriever Flawless Finesse

Another nice puppy with bags of potential. Liver bitch with a lovely feminine head and expression. Good front on her, clean in neck in to a decent shoulder placement. Stands on well boned legs and good feet. Enough depth of chest for her age. Body developing well with a decent rib. Quarters moderate as they should be and she has a good tailset. When she settled she moved OK and was placing her feet in the right place. Needs a bit more confidence but will get that with time.

Class 2360 JB (2 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: 7077 WHITEHEAD Mr A M & Mrs D J Foxriever Flawless Finesse (repeat of 2nd in puppy)

Class 2361 PGB (2 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: 7066 JACQUES Mr M & Mrs M A Curlabull Northern Dancer

Another pleasing bitch with a good head on her and feminine expressions. Short strong neck into a decent lay back of shoulder. Decent depth of chest to her and ribs well sprung. Lacked a little in hind angulation and was a bit soft in topline today. Super coat with good crisp curls. Moved well in profile just a shade untidy behind.

Class 2362 LB (1 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 7065 GILL & PEAKE Mesdames ML & AR Kelsmere Kasscade At Saxonholme

Nice type of bitch with a feminine head and expression. Strong through the neck in to well set shoulders, would like a shade more upper arm. Good depth to chest and ribs well sprung. Good through the body with a firm topline, tails set slightly low. Strong hindquarters. Super true mover with good footfall. Pleased to award her the Reserve Bitch CC.

Class 2363 OB (3 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 7073 PHILLIPS Mr H R & Mrs G Gladrags Cream in My Coffee

I really fell for this liver bitch. I thought she had a beautiful head and expression which was enhanced by a lovely eye. Strong through the neck in to well set shoulders, good well boned legs and neat feet. Good deep chest on her, ribs well sprung and a firm loin, level topline. Well-made rear with good angulation, moderately bent stifles and hock well let down. Super coat on her with a tight curl. Moved out well. Delighted to award her the Bitch CC, her first good luck with the other two.

2nd: 7078 WHITEHEAD Mr A M & Mrs D J Sh Ch Kelsmere Kamana for Foxriever Sh.CM

Another good one, I liked her head piece, correct wedge shape and a lovely melting expression. Good eye shape and colour. Well-made front assembly with strong neck in to correctly set shoulders. Super straight front and well boned legs and correct feet. Quarters well developed. Stifles well bent. In super coat with a tight curl. Scored on movement with a super profile action just a shade close behind today and not as firm in topline as the winner.

3rd: 7064 COOPER, Mrs E & DENBIGH Mrs H J Caballus Keep Left to Malanis (Imp)