- Date: 06/05/2019
- Show Type: Championship Show
- Judge: Roz Holland Contact Judge
- Published Date: 02/11/2020
National Whippet Association
National Whippet Association Championship Show 6th May 2019.
Many thanks to the committee of the N.W.A for their kind invitation to judge their championship show, hospitality throughout the day, and lovely gift. My appreciation also to my stewards Judy Manley and Carol Hawker, for keeping the ring running smoothly.
My main concerns were over pronounced keels and a number of exhibits who looked very promising until they moved away and were clearly close behind – indeed I knew that some of these individuals would display this fault before they left the judging table due to the weakness apparent on inspection. Overall however I found many very pleasing examples of the breed, and sincerely thank all exhibitors present for the opportunity to assess their dogs.
VD ( 9. Ab 3)
1st Whitehead Smith and Mixides CH. Citycroft Star Gazing over Yialousa. 7 year old well balanced red fawn dog in lovely condition, moved well fore, aft, and in profile, head masculine but not coarse with dark eye, good teeth, and nice ear placement, adequate length of neck into clean well laid shoulder, well sprung ribs, and deep brisket with pleasing underline, good length of loin, broad second thigh and correct hind angulation, low hocks, nice spring of pastern, and tight feet completed the picture.
2nd. Russells Glantam Shooting Star Lovely quality solid fawn dog, also nice head with correct bite , neck swept into tidy shoulder placement, good depth of brisket, clean front, ample length of ribbing into well defined loin, well angulated hind quarters, correct bone, tight feet, flowing profile movement.
3rd. Candler-Smiths CH. Maidenbower Make Believe.
MPD. (10 Ab 6)
1st. Woods Ardencote What a Rogue. 8 month Fawn/white Parti puppy, lovely quality with classic male head developing, nice ear set, strong underjaw, good pigment, excellent length of neck into well laid shoulder, good return of upper arm, correct bone, tight feet, deep enough for age, pleasing topline, good length of ribbing and loin, super sweep of stifle into well set hocks, easy effortless mover. Will be watching him closely.
2nd. Morris and Waddells Crosscop Is This Love. 6 month solid brindle baby, very raw and more rangy than the winner, but liked his front angulation, lay of shoulder and clean front, nice spring of pastern and tight feet, plenty of length through the body, decent second thigh and low hocks.
3rd. Ainscoughs Kidaruka Mother of Mercy.
PD. ( 9 Ab 1)
1st. Winstones Lolani Moonshine Over Monelli. 9 month fawn/white parti dog, unexaggerated puppy with nice balance, good head with strong underjaw, correct bite, nice ear set and dark eye, held topline during his steady movement and true fore and aft. One of the better fronts in this class with pleasing hind angulation. Low hocks and tight feet.
2nd. McConkeys Barmoll Book of Dreams. 10 month red fawn, loved his quality, power, and curving outline, masculine head with correct ear/eye and mouth, strong neck into clean shoulder, deep brisket and well sprung ribs, well defined loin and broad second thigh with well let down hocks and tight feet, correct size, pleasing profile.
3rd. Hamblings Chaseover Marble Rolls On.
JD. ( 12 Ab 1)
1st. Hawkers Jothryn Future Legend with Mollytop JW. 14 months. This lovely pale fawn/white parti dog oozes quality and was a pleasure to go over, well balanced, correct size, very well put together from his well laid front to his correctly angulated quarters, good in topline, underline and ribbing, true fore and aft and flowing profile movement, just needs maturity to go to the top.
2nd. Allansson Runesson and MacDonalds Jasarat Salted Caramel of Macalldon. 12 month fawn/white parti unlucky to meet the winner, slightly stronger through but another that caught my eye immediately he entered the ring, masculine head with excellent length of neck, clean shoulder, well ribbed and adequate loin, powerful well constructed quarters which he used to drive along correctly, promising youngster.
3rd. Howgate and Hulls Palmik King of Clubs JW.
YD. ( 10. Ab 3)
1st. Price’s Wheelspin Silver Shadow Among Silkdance JW. 20 month solid fawn. Overall conformation, balance, and movement made this dog the clear winner here, masculine head, nice length of neck into well laid shoulder, clean front, good ribbing and length of loin, broad second thigh, low hocks, tight feet, handled to perfection.
2nd. Russells Lawrence Von Anlunas to Arjuna. 18month parti with lovely head, eyes, ears, and underjaw, nice quality dog with more to come, clean shoulders and front, adequate ribbing and loin, deep brisket, correctly angulated hind quarters, nice spring of pastern, tight feet, moved positively.
3rd. Kirtlands Jupiter Juno.
ND (11 Ab 4)
1st Woods Ardencote What A Legend. Pale fawn/white parti litter brother to MPD winner, very much the same stamp, although he is obviously very unfinished his elegance and flowing movement took him to the top of this class and the same remarks apply.
2nd. Winstones Lolani Moonshine Over Monelli.
3rd. McConkey Barmoll Book of Dreams.
UGD ( 5 Ab 1)
1st. Allansson Runesson and MacDonalds Jasarat Salted Caramel of Macalldon.
2nd. Cuthberts Marvidara Be My Baby at Lunaire. Pale fawn/white parti , masculine head with good ear set and underjaw, lovely length of neck into clean front with super underline, pleasing topline which he held on the move, nice sweep of stifle, low hocks and tight feet.
3rd. Kirtlands Celestial Comet.
SBD (9 Ab 3)
1st. Leachs Dejare Dutch Finale for Meonrun. This fawn/white parti took my eye with his quality, balance and correct effortless movement, classic male head set onto clean long neck, set into well laid shoulder with good return of upper arm, deep in brisket with good underline, well ribbed with well defined loin, broad second thigh, nice sweep of stifle, low hocks, tight feet.
2nd. Allansson, Runesson and MacDonalds Jasarat Salted Caramel of Macalldon.
3rd. Gowers Courtbirch Storm Warning.
PGD. ( 20 Ab 3)
1st. Ellam and Robinsons Taward Jaguar Avec Clionys JW. Took this large class on his maturity and consistent correct movement, true fore and aft, masculine head with dark eye, strong underjaw and good earset, long neck into excellent front assembly, pleasing underline, well sprung ribs and nice length of loin, broad second thigh, good hind angulation into well let down hocks, nice spring of pastern.
2nd. Leachs Dejare Dutch Finale for Meonrun.
3rd. Andersons Gazenorth Secret Service.
MLD (12 ab 3)
1st. Liptons Jothryn Shimmering Gold. Solid red brindle dog whose soundness and balance earned his place, strong in head with dark eye, good ear carriage and powerful underjaw, decent length of neck into well laid shoulder, clean front, good depth of brisket and length of ribbing and loin, well angulated hind quarters with low hocks and tight feet, well sprung pastern.
2nd. Topes Bryarose Theseus at Dewerstone. Quality mature solid brindle with flowing lines and no exaggerations, looks capable of a days work yet refined enough to compete in the ring, doggy head with tidy ears , neck falls smoothly into neat shoulders, clean front, deep brisket, well sprung ribs, adequate loin and powerful hind quarters, smooth easy movement.
3rd. Barkas Jimanica Just Dreaming.
LD (16 Ab 2)
1st. Russells Glantam Genesis at Arjuna. Elegant correct sized shaded cream dog with dark pigmentation, attractive head, neck flows into neat front with good layback of shoulder, brisket deep, pleasing topline which he held on the move, nicely defined loin, broad second thigh and well let down hocks, nice spring of pastern, tight feet. Moved well.
2nd. Ellis Railfield Lone Rainger JW. Another good dog, solid red fawn, masculine head with good underjaw, neck runs into very pleasing front assembly with clean shoulders, good depth of brisket, well ribbed up and nice length of loin, pleasing sweep of stifle, not overdone, low hocks and tight feet. True mover.
3rd. Shepherds Citycroft Sundae with Oxana JW ShCM.
OD (9 Ab 2)
1st. Topes CH Falconcrag Class Act for Dewerstone JW ShCM. Cream fawn who has come through the ranks from a promising puppy to a mature male, collecting accolades along the way. He typifies my ideal of masculinity with refinement, elegance with substance, and correctness with charisma.
Attractive head with dark eye, good underjaw and nice ear set, neck fits smoothly into good layback of shoulder, front clean, brisket deep, underline and topline pleasing, good length of ribbing and loin, broad second thigh and correct hind angulation, low hocks, nice spring of pastern and tight feet. He sweeps effortlessly around the ring with cadence and control, driving powerfully from behind. DCC.
2nd. Woods Ardencote Star Gazer. Beautiful balanced fawn dog with so many attributes, truly unlucky to meet the winner today. Masculine head with good underjaw/bite and correct eye/ear placement. Good length of neck into clean shoulders, brisket deep, well sprung ribs and defined loin, broad second thigh, correct sweep of stifle, low hocks and tight feet, jacket like silk, movement positive and accurate, fore, aft and in profile. RDCC.
3rd. Rishworths Collooney Taylor Made.
R/LC D (5 ab 2)
1st. Webbers Zoraden Paint it Black. Solid brindle boy with black mask, powerful nice size dog with doggy head, strong jaw, neck set onto balanced frame, deep in brisket with good underline, well sprung ribs, broad in second thigh with well let down hocks and tight feet, nice spring of pastern.
2nd. Kenyons Bryntreia First Steps. Brindle/white particolour on slightly larger frame, attractive head and neck, pleasing topline, deep in brisket, broad second thigh and low hocks.
3rd. Seviours Evaluna Black Orchid.