• Date: 30/08/2019
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Ronny Blomme Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 09/09/2019

City Of Birmingham Canine Association

Breed: Spanish Water Dog
   

City Of Birmingham Canine Association 2019 – 1st November 

 

Spanish Water Dog 

 

Judge: Mr R Blomme (Belgium)  

  

My thanks to the City of Birmingham committee for their hospitality and for having invited me to judge on this special 75th anniversary show. Many thanks to my ring stewards. But mostly so many thanks to you, the exhibitors, for having entered your dogs which I really have very much appreciated. Thank you. I was very pleased with this nice entry and honored to be able to judge this breed with CC’s. The Spanish Water dog breed surely is one of my favorites and I really do like this breed. 

I had no other expectations than finding an excellent quality of dogs, which indeed I did. Hard work has been done over the years to get this breed on a high quality level in the UK. Well done and keep going ! 

This is a breed in which a wide variety of types can be found and often has to do with proportions. I was pleased with the proportions of the dogs in general what concerns body lengths, but a few in my opinion were rather short on the legs, which is not new in the breed. Also hind movement is often rather narrow, but on the other hand wide and broad fronts were very much the exception. 

Compared to other countries where I judged SWD I can say you have a very good quality and the comments I made about shorter legs and being narrow behind on the move do also apply to other countries. It seems to be part of the breed but needs attention. 

In general I liked the rustic look of the dogs, with good wooly texture. A few however had recently had their annual clip and were presented in a too short coat. 

Some classes had very hard decisions to be made, which only means that the quality of the dogs was excellent. 

But what worried me, and to my surprise, was to see that some aesthetic trimming has crossed the channel. Although not always evident it was there, but I however prefer the rustic natural looking coat. I do understand that in some areas of the dog this may be necessary to do for hygienic reasons but I hope not to come to a sculpted dog as in some countries where this aesthetic trimming has far too often become the standard, and I really do hope this will not happen in the UK. 

To end in a happy note I was very much pleased to some young to very young handlers appearing in the ring and doing an extremely good job. Their attitude and behavior towards dogs and judges was perfect. Well done girls ! 

   

Veteran dog (2 Entries) Abs: 1  

1st: 7039 WHITEHEAD Mrs T Sh Ch Casper De Agua Salada  

Lovely dog. Excellent type with nice proportions, however must not be lower on legs. He has a nice masculine head with good proportions and good eye. Excellent body and bone. Nice level topline and good croup. Loved his nice rustic coat of correct structure. He moved well with breed typical gait, although a little close behind. I found him an excellent example of the breed and was pleased to award him the dog res CC. 

  

Puppy dog (2 Entries) Abs: 0  

1st: 7009 DURRANT, Mrs C J & Mr A F & DURRANT Mr M Glenturret Moon Pig 

Nice 7 month old baby of lovely type. Loved his compact body with good proportions and on legs of good length and proportions to body. Must improve in ribs. Nice masculine head, good stop and eye. He has for his age already an excellent rustic coat of correct structure. At this stage would rather say sufficient in angulations. Although moving well with typical breed gait and tail would have preferred to see a little more temperament. A little narrow behind. 

 

2nd: 7037 SHUTT, Mrs W & Mr P & SHUTT Ms A Mourama Cordoba  

Very happy puppy. Good type but found him a little long in proportions. Should grow a little more in legs too. Masculine head although needs a little more in muzzle. He has for his age already excellent ribs. Nice level topline but found at the end the croup a little rounded. Liked his front angulations but needs to improve just a little in hindquarters. Moving well for age. In nice rustic puppy coat although it may take just that little longer, but plenty of time. 

  

Junior dog (3 Entries) Abs: 0  

1st: 7033 PARISH Mrs A C S & Mr M Chanderhill Alfredo  

A very nice dog of good type. Very rustic in appearance. Prefer just a little more length of legs. Very nice masculine head with excellent expression and good bite. He has an excellent matured body for age but just found him a little wide in the front. Very good in bone, feet and angulations. A little rounded croup. Excellent rustic coat of good structure. Breed typical gait seen from the side, but a little wide in front and a little narrow behind. A very good rustic representative of the breed. Best junior. 

 

2nd: 7009 DURRANT, Mrs C J & Mr A F & DURRANT Mr M Glenturret Moon Pig  

 

3rd: 7037 SHUTT, Mrs W & Mr P & SHUTT Ms A Mourama Cordoba  

  

Post graduate dog (4 Entries) Abs: 0  

1st: 7008 DONALDSON, GLAYSHER & PALUMBO Rainthyme Mirror Image Of Prizelands  

Nice type in very excellent proportions. Good length of legs. Of good substance and very well matured for age. Lovely strong masculine head with good proportions. Good eye. Prefer his bite to be a little more regular. Excellent body and angulations. Would prefer his topline a little stronger and croup a little less steep. Breed typical gait but a little close behind. Presented in rustic coat of good structure. 

 

2nd: 7028 LADLOW Mr L & Mrs L Josalyn Roldan El Mago  

A dog of good type. Compact in body but must not be higher on the leg. Masculine head, perhaps a little long, with good eye. He needs a little time to mature. Would prefer his topline more level, tends to be overbuilt. Like to see some more in hindquarters and moving rather close behind. 

 

3rd: 7004 AFFLECK, Miss S & CARTER Mr N Nelsonandaluza De Ubrique (Imp) NAF TAF  

  

Limit dog (7 Entries) Abs: 0  

1st: 7042 WISEMAN Misses H & G Nestor Vom Hause Kristo  

Eye-catching dog. Lovely dog, excellent type and proportions. Perhaps just needs that little more on the leg. Rustic dog but found him a little styled. Very nice masculine head, eye and ear. Excellent body and angulations. Nice topline and croup. Excellent woolly coat structure. Very typical breed gait, with good drive and excellent temperament, only a little close behind. 

 

2nd: 7006 ARMSTRONG, Miss J N & EGGINTON Mr B Valentisimo's Gran Pinnto  

A taller boy but of good but different type, good proportions and looking very compact. A little higher on the leg than first. He looks very well balanced. Very nice excellent masculine head and proportions with nice expression. Excellent in body. Good angulations, nice topline and croup. He is strong on the move from side and going and coming with alert temperament. He has a rustic coat but prefer a less spotty and flecked colour. 

 

3rd: 7019 GLAYSHER , Mr & Mrs S C & DONALDSON Mrs F Prizelands Adormidera Jacsen Solo  

  

Open dog (5 Entries) Abs: 0  

1st: 7011 EGGINTON Mr Valentisimo's Guerrero  

A very nice dog. This one is really looking very rustic and “ready to work” type as well, although with a little coat styling. Masculine head and expression and very masculine overall. Excellent proportions and on good legs. Lovely strong and well made body with strong and level topline ending in a correct croup. Nice angulations. He is very strong on the move when seen from the side with good breed type gait, just would prefer him a little better behind. He has a rustic wooly coat but and very general rustic appearance. He became my best dog CC winner. 

 

2nd: 7038 SPENCER Mr & Mrs N & J M Valentisimo's Vasco Balboa  

Another lovely dog of excellent quality although different type to winner. He is a very nice dog too, well made and strong bodied with excellent angulations. Very nice masculine head with good proportions, good expression. He is on good length of legs, perhaps just a little long in body. Strong level topline, just a little round at croup. Very nice coat of excellent structure which I very much would like to see to grow longer to give a little extra rustic look. I liked his temperament on the move. Breed typical gait but a little narrow behind. Very close to winner for 1st in this class. 

 

3rd: 7023 HODGKINSON-RUTHERFORD, Dr K L & RUTHERFORD Mr M J Swiss Ch Ir Ch Otto De Aronagua Del Chanderhill 

  

Good citizen dog (2 Entries) Abs: 1  

1st: 7033 PARISH Mrs A C S & Mr M Chanderhill Alfredo  

    

Puppy bitch (5 Entries) Abs: 1  

1st: 7022 GRIEF Mrs S A Oh You Are Magic vom Hause Kristo of Goldfly (Imp)  

What a nice puppy she is. I liked her very much. She is very well made for her age with excellent body and already very good proportions. Good on the legs. Nice feminine head with dark eye. Excellent angulations and a nice strong level topline with correct croup. She was very alert on the move showing a very much breed typical gait. Loved her already nice rustic coat. She also became Best puppy. 

 

2nd: 7024 HODGKINSON-RUTHERFORD, Dr K L & RUTHERFORD Mr M J Ferrylands Hunting High And Low For Chanderhill 

An already taller grown girl but of excellent type and good proportions. Nice feminine head and expression. She has nice angulations. At this moment, which for sure is a growing stage, she has her topline a little up towards the back. She moved with a nice breed gait and excellent temperament. She is a little close behind and a little loose in front. Already a very nice coat structure giving a lovely rustic appearance. 

 

3rd: 7012 EGGINTON Mr Valentisimo's Easter Bunny  

  

Junior bitch (2 Entries) Abs: 0  

1st: 7005 APPLETON Mrs J R Valentisimo's De Cascada  

This is a very nice bitch. Lovely and correct type. She has excellent proportions and standing on good legs. She has a very nice feminine head with correct eye and expression. She has for her age an excellent body. Loved her topline and croup. What a nice rustic coat she has. Loved very much her breed typical gait and alert attitude on the move. She moved very well coming and going with great attitude when seen from the side.  

 

2nd: 7024 HODGKINSON-RUTHERFORD, Dr K L & RUTHERFORD Mr M J Ferrylands Hunting High And Low For Chanderhill 

  

Post graduate bitch (3 Entries) Abs: 0  

1st: 7040 WHITEHEAD Mrs T Pabiaga Kemina  

Lovely type and good proportions, just needs that little more on the legs. Feminine in appearance and head. Nice topline and croup. Excellent body, topline, croup and angulations. She has a very nice rustic coat of good structure. Very much breed gait on the move and loved her action and temperament. 

 

2nd: 7029 MEAKIN Mrs L M Valentisimo's Wise Owl  

Nice type and proportions. Feminine head but she needs a little more muzzle. Good legs. Excellent forechest, body and angulations. Nice coat although a little soft today. Very much breed type gait on the move. 

 

3rd: 7035 SALVATIERRA Mr & Mrs M Sierrasalva's Regalo  

  

Limit bitch (7 Entries) Abs: 1  

1st: 7032 PALUMBO Mrs C J Rainethyme Memory Keeper JW  

A lovely type and shape. Nice proportions and on good length of legs. She has an excellent feminine head with correct proportions and expression. She is excellent in body with correct strong and level topline and croup. Nice angulations although in my opinion she could be a little more moderate behind. I loved her attitude and temperament on the move. Excellent breed typical gait, moving well going and coming. Nice wooly coat of good structure. She was my bitch Res CC. 

 

2nd: 7020 GLAYSHER , Mr & Mrs S C & DONALDSON Mrs F Prizelands Sweet Truffle 

Another very lovely one of correct type and shape, although well sized. Nice feminine head and expression. She has a good developed body but carries a little too much weight today. Excellent topline, a little steep in croup. Would prefer front and rear a little more in angulations. She has an excellent temperament on the move, breed typical but could be a little more regular. Coat sufficient wooly, nice rustic appearance. 

  

3rd: 7013 EGGINTON Mr Valentisimo's Nasa  

 

Open bitch (5 Entries) Abs: 0  

1st: 7016 FREDRIKSON-SINKOVIC Ms M Zorrazo Can I Get A Woohoo  

A very nice bitch. Compact in body and excellent proportions and on good sized legs. Lovely type and shape. Nice feminine head and expression with good proportions. She is excellent in body from forechest to back ribs. Nice level and strong topline with correct croup. Nice angulations and bone. Very rustic appearance, although a little groomed, with coat of good wooly structure. She really is very much breed typical gait on the move, with excellent attitude and temperament. She is only a little close behind. This is my CC bitch and later Best of Breed.  

 

2nd: 7025 HODGKINSON-RUTHERFORD, Dr K L & RUTHERFORD Mr M J Multi Ch Rayaragua Ria Del Chanderhill CW17 Ir J C  

Loved this one too. Very much breed type. She is very nice and compact in body but I prefer to see her a little higher on the legs. She has a very much rustic coat. Nice feminine head and expression. Nice angulations and excellent strong body with strong level topline. Very nice breed typical gait only a little wide in front. 

 

3rd: 7026 HODGKINSON-RUTHERFORD, Dr K L & RUTHERFORD Mr M J Swiss Ch Chanderhill Hecho En Espana Jww18  

  

Good citizen bitch (4 Entries) Abs: 1  

1st: 7005 APPLETON Mrs J R Valentisimo's De Cascada  

2nd: 7036 SALVATIERRA Mr & Mrs M Sierrasalva's Amor De Elena  

3rd: 7010 DURRANT, Mrs C J & Mr A F & DURRANT Mr M Glenturret Venus  

 

Ronny Blomme