• Date: 17/01/2019
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Sarah Smith Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 07/04/2019

Manchester Dog Show Society

Breed: German Shepherd Dog

Manchester Dog Show Society Championship Show 17th January 2019 Thank you to Manchester Dog Show Society Committee for the invitation and support to judge my first Challenge Certificate appointment for German Shepherd Dogs. Thanks go to my stewards for the day, Jason and John, and not least to the exhibitors for your entries and the sportsmanship on the day. I apologise to any exhibitor that ends up with the horrendous cold I had but after receiving such a good entry I was determined I was going to carry out the appointment. General observations - Temperaments in the main were good. Cleanliness of teeth, Long nails, spread feet and lack of muscle tone needs to be addressed on some exhibits. With the exception of the main winners in the males the overall quality was in the bitches today especially in the Limit and Open Classes.

Minor Puppy Dog 1 entered 1 absent Puppy Dog 3 entered 1 absent

1st Nikonis Lewis 11 mth old. Of medium size, good strength of bone, with balanced proportions. A grey sable not yet in full coat with masculine head and expression, kind eye, good ear set. Pronounced withers with a smooth topline into a well moulded croup. Well angled but slightly short upper arm. Firm pasterns on good feet. Good hind angles with correct turn of stifle and toned second thigh. Short, neat hocks. Sound away and back, and once settled shows a free flowing side gait with drive retaining his topline.

2nd Winnetou Von Gebruder Grimm 11mth old. Of medium size, with good strength of bone. Black and Tan Long Coat with undercoat present. Masculine head and expression with dark eye. Bite slightly overshot. Slightly flat over the withers. Short steep croup. Upper arm short and steep. Firm pasterns on good feet. Good hind angles. Slightly close away, ok coming. Raises his topline on the move.

Junior Dog 5 entered 2 absent

1st Kassieger Hooch 15mth old. Large, medium strength, balanced male, well proportioned just going through the rangy stage. Black and tan not in full coat. Masculine head and expression, dark eye. Good ear set. Good length of neck into pronounced withers. Smooth topline into good length and well angled croup. Good length and angle of upper arm. Firm pasterns on good feet. Good hind angles and toned muscle. Sound away and back, retains his topline on the move showing good forward reach and drive.

2nd Marinita Carlos 14 ½ mth old. Of medium size and strength. A balanced, well proportioned male. Black and tan not in full coat. Masculine head and expression. Good ear set. Good neck length into normal wither. Good topline into a well angled but slightly short croup. Well angled upper arm though slightly short in length. Good feet. Good hind angles with good muscle. Sound away and back, showed a good side gait with good drive.

3rd Brineack Gino 12 mths old. Medium size and strength of good proportions. Black and gold, not in full coat with masculine head and expression. Good ear set and dark eye. Shows good wither height in stance. Clean topline into good length and angle of croup. Short steep upper arm. Hind angles on the limit. Sound away and back, would benefit from more training.

Post Graduate Dog 12 entered 3 absent

1st Solophina Benito 3 ½ yr old. Of medium size and good strength. Balanced proportions. Black and Tan in good coat and condition. Masculine head and expression with dark kind eyes. Very good ear set. Sufficient neck length into pronounced wither. Good topline into well angled but slightly short croup. Well angled upper arm just slightly short. Firm pasterns on good feet. Good hind angles with strong short hocks. Sound away and back, shows powerful hind drive, retaining his topline.

2nd Clynalwin’s Nukon 2 ¾ yr old. Of medium size and strength. Balanced in proportions. Black and Gold not in full coat. Masculine head with alert expression. Good ear set, eyes could be darker. Good length of neck into normal withers. Good topline into short steep croup. Good length of upper arm but slightly steep. Feet could be tighter. Good rear angles with short hocks. Sound away and back, with a steady side gait.

3rd Avanti Voyager 18mth old. Of medium size and strength. Balanced proportions. Black and gold not in full coat, in firm and dry condition. Masculine and alert. Good ear set, eyes could be darker. Normal withers, into a good topline with a short steep croup. Good angle of upper arm but slightly short. Firm pasterns but feet could be tighter. Sound away and back, with good rear drive.

4th Kazaura’s Forever and a Day

5th Our Shining Star at Alrewas

Limit Dog 4 entered 1 absent

1st Marinita Zaiden 2 ¾ yr old. Large male of good strength. Well balanced in proportion. Black and Tan in good coat and firm condition. Masculine head and expression, with well set ears. Kind dark eyes. Good length and strength of neck into pronounced withers with a smooth topline into a well moulded croup. Good length and angle of upper arm, with firm pasterns on good feet. Good rear angles with correct turn of stifle into strong hocks. Sound away and back with powerful rear drive and good forward reach producing a free flowing side action. Stood and moved with self assurance and confidence. Very pleased to award him the CC and BOB.

2nd Kintaro Zaragoza 2 ¾ yr old. Of medium size and strength. Well proportioned. Black and Tan just coming into coat. Masculine head and expression with kind eye. Good ear set. Good length of neck into normal withers. Clean topline into well moulded croup. Good length and angle of upper arm, firm pasterns on good feet. Good rear angles. Slightly wide away, ok coming. Produces a free flowing side action with drive.

3rd Basko vom Grafenbrunn 4 ½ yr old. Large male of balanced proportions. Black and gold in good coat. Normal topline into good length of croup but a little steep. Upper arm short but well angled. Good rear angles. Sound away and back but lacked enthusiasm on the move.

Open Dog 10 entered 1 absent

1st Absela Loki 3 ¾ yr old. Large male of good strength. Of good proportions. Black and Tan in good coat and condition. Very masculine head and expression, with dark eyes. Good ear set. Good length and strength of neck. Pronounced withers with a smooth topline into a well moulded croup. Good length and angle of upper arm. Firm pasterns on good feet. Good hind angulation with correct turn of stifle into strong hocks. Once settled was sound away and back. He produces a powerful drive with good forward reach. Not as settled as my CC winner but very pleased to award him the RCC.

2nd Ir Ch Knockwood Yohann 6 ½ yr old. A Medium sized medium strength expressive male of balanced proportions. Black and Tan not in full coat, firm and dry condition. Dark eyes and good ear set. Good length of neck into pronounced withers. Good topline into a short but well angled croup. Good angle of upper arm but slightly short. Firm pasterns. Good hind angles into firm hocks. Sound away and back. Produces a ground covering side action with drive, retaining his topline.

3rd Ch Hettel Di Casa Mary 4 yr old A medium sized medium strength male of good proportions. Black and Tan in good coat and condition. Masculine head and expression with dark eyes and well set ears. Good length of neck into normal withers. Smooth topline into well moulded croup. Good length and angle of upper arm. Firm pasterns, feet could be tighter. Good hind angles. Sound away and back, showing a steady side gait, seemed to lack enthusiasm

4th Ch Samstag Valko

5th Antilli Odin

Veteran Dog 0 entered

Minor Puppy Bitch 9 entered 1 absent

1st Peterwell Tameka 8 mth old. A female of good strength. Excellent bone. Black and Tan Long coat with undercoat present. Feminine head and expression, with dark eyes and well set ears. Good length of neck into high wither, good topline into a well moulded but slightly short croup. Good length of upper arm but chest needs to develop. Pasterns ok with good feet. Good hind angles into neat hocks. Sound away and back and showed powerful drive with good forward reach and coordination. Best Puppy Bitch.

2nd Draycore Vera 9 mth old. A female of good strength. Black and Tan not in full coat. Feminine head and expression, Correct eyes and well set ears. Good length of neck into pronounced withers into a clean topline. Croup a little short and steep. Pasterns ok with good feet. Hind angulation on the limit, needs to firm up behind, ok coming. Showed drive and enthusiasm on the move.

3rd Reyanheath Reika 6 mth old A very raw baby. Grey sable very feminine. Good reach of neck into pronounced withers, smooth topline into a well laid croup. Good length of upper arm chest needs to develop. Firm pasterns on good feet. Good rear angles. Sound away and back, moved with enthusiasm. Needs time to develop.

4th Rosebud Daenerys

5th Zuberg Madin

Puppy Bitch 10 entered 5 absent

1st Julanti Calianna 10 mth old Large female of medium strength. Balanced proportions. Black and Tan not in full coat. Feminine head and expression, with dark eyes. Good ear set. Good length of neck into a high wither. Nice topline into a good length and lay of croup. Slightly short upper arm of good angle. Firm pasterns on good feet. Good hind angles. Sound away and back showing good drive and forward extension.

  2nd Shernaa Monica 9 mth old Of Medium sized and strength. Balanced proportions, Black and Tan not in full coat. Feminine head and expression with dark eyes and well set ears. Good length of neck into flat withers. Topline ok but coat detracts. Croup of good length and angle. Good front and rear assembly with firm pasterns and good feet. Sound away and back but lacked enthusiasm on the move.

3rd Que Sera Sera X-men Storm 10 mth old. A medium size and strength female of balanced proportions. Black and tan long coat, undercoat present. Feminine head and expression, Normal wither into straight back with short flat croup. Short upper arm of good angle. Good hind angles into neat hocks. Sound away and back, lacks drive on the move.

4th Kymrigkita Bjanka

5th Kymrigkita Barina

Junior Bitch 6 entered 0 absent 1 withdrawn

1st Silkenwood Aria 16 mth old. A Correct size female of medium strength. Well balanced in proportions. Gold sable coming into coat. Very feminine head and expression with kind dark eyes. Good ear set. Good length of neck into normal withers. Good topline into a well moulded croup. Good length and angle of upper arm. Firm pasterns on tight feet. Good hind angulation into neat strong hocks. Sound away and back, moved with drive and extension. One to watch in the future.

2nd Olgayans Shakti 17 mth old. A correct size female of medium strength. Balanced proportions. Gold sable coming into coat. Feminine head and expression with correct eye. Good ear set. Good neck length into normal withers. Good topline into a slightly short steep croup. Good length and angle of upper arm. Firm pasterns on tight feet. Good hind angulation into neat strong hocks. Sound away and back, moved with drive.

3rd Kassieger Harper 15 mth old. Large strong female of well balanced proportions. Black and Tan not in full coat. Good length of neck into high wither. Good topline into well moulded but slightly short croup. Good length and angle of upper arm. Firm in pasterns. Good hind angulation.

4th Kombiniert Gerti at Chapelforge

5th Sontia Nikki

Post Graduate Bitch 18 entered 6 absent

1st Fairycross Sabine with Norwolf 18 mth old. A correct size female of medium strength and good bone. Well balanced in proportions. Black and Tan in good coat and condition. Very feminine head and expression with kind dark eye. Good ear set. Good length of neck into high withers, Clean topline into a well moulded croup of good length and angle. The upper arm is of good length and angle. The pasterns are firm and are on good feet. Good chest depth to leg length ratio. Hind angulation is good into strong hocks. Sound away and back she showed free and easy side action with drive, retaining her topline. Very pleased to award her the CC.

2nd Gracie von Zuberg 18 mth old. Medium sized medium strong female. Balanced in proportion. Black and Tan not in full coat. Feminine head and expression with correct eye and well set ears. Good length of neck into high withers. Good topline into a good length and well angled croup. Slightly short steep upper arm. On the limit of hind angulation. Sound away and back, showing a good side gait with drive.

3rd Draycore Zanti 5 yr old A correct size medium strength female of balanced proportions. Black and Tan not in full coat. Feminine head and expression with dark eye and well set ears. Good length of neck into high withers. Good topline into well angled but short croup. Good length and angle of upper arm. Slightly down in pasterns. Good hind angles. Sound away and back, with a good side gait.

4th Visanara Qadyra

5th Mistique vom Silkenwood

Limit Bitch 16 entered 5 absent 1st Samstag Wanda 3 ½ yr old Upper middle size strong yet feminine bitch. Very good bone. Well balanced in proportions. Black and Tan in good coat and condition. Dark eye and well set ears. Good length of neck into high withers. Clean topline into a well moulded croup. Good length and angle of upper arm, firm pasterns on good feet. Strong hind quarters into strong hocks. Sound away and back, she has a free and easy side action that covers the ground, retaining her topline. Splitting hairs for the CC, preferred the femininity of the CC winner.

2nd Hura Del Primopineto 2 yr old Medium size and medium strength of balanced proportions Black and Tan not in full coat, firm and dry condition. Feminine head and expression with very good pigmentation, dark kind eye. Well set ears. Good length of neck into high withers. Good topline into a well moulded croup. Good length and angle of upper arm, firm pasterns on good feet. Good hind angles with strong hocks. Sound away and back she retains her topline on the move showing drive and extension.

3rd Copybush Matilda 3 ½ yr old Medium size and medium strength. Balanced proportions. Black and Tan coming into coat. Strong but feminine head and expression, eye could be darker. Well set ears, good neck length into high withers. Good topline into slightly short but well angled croup. Slightly steep in upper arm. Good hind angulation. Sound away and back with a good side action.

4th Zuberg Hana at Monksley

5th Danisof Ixi

Open Bitch 7 entered 1 absent

1st Ch Portnall Zapora 5 yr old Upper middle size of medium strength. Balanced proportions. Gold sable not in full coat. Good condition. Correct Chest depth to leg length ratio. Strong neck into high withers. Good topline into well moulded croup. Good length and angle of upper arm. Firm pasterns on good feet. Good hind angulation into strong hocks. Sound away and back and shows good drive and forward extension, retaining her topline.

2nd Ch Julanti Breanna 5 ½ yr old Upper middle sized female of medium strength and well balanced proportions. Black and Tan not in full coat but good condition. Feminine head and expression, with kind eye and good ear set. Good neck into high withers, Good topline into a well laid croup. Good length and angle of upper arm. Firm pasterns on good feet. Strong hind angles with neat hocks. Sound away and back with a free and easy side action showing good drive.

3rd Ch Zuberg Greta Sh CM 4 ½ yr old Correct size, medium strong female of balanced proportions. Black and Gold not in full coat. Feminine head. Strong neck into high wither. Good topline into well moulded croup. Good length of upper arm but slightly steep. Firm pasterns. Good hind angles into tidy hocks. Sound away and back showing a good side action with drive.

4th Ir Ch Jun Ch Knockwood Macey

5th Veneze Videl

Veteran Bitch 2 entered 2 absent

Bitch CC Fairycross Sabine with Norwolf

Res Bitch CC Samstag Wanda

Best Puppy Bitch Peterwell Tameka

  Best of Breed Marinita Zaiden

Best Puppy in Breed Nikonis Lewis