• Date: 07/03/2019
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Sharon Sargent Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 02/11/2020

Crufts

Breed: Siberian Husky

SIBERIAN HUSKIES 

CRUFTS 2019 

 

What a wonderful experience this was! Many thanks to everyone who brought their dogs for me to judge, it was a fabulous entry and a great honour. In some classes there were some very nice dogs who had to go unplaced or did not even make the shortlist. A number of dogs who looked good on the stand let themselves down on the move, in a lot of cases when they were coming towards me; I naturally had to take this into account. 

As always, I was looking for athletic working dogs I would be happy to have on my team, but as I have said previously Siberians are not clones of each other and when judging it is possible to place dogs of slightly different types that still fit the standard and possess the attributes required to be a working sled dog. 

As should be the case at Crufts, I really was spoilt for choice for green card winners, with some close decisions and a good number of dogs in both sexes who were worthy of winning CCs. 

Due to being given a set time for completion of judging I had to be aware of this and was therefore unable to move the dogs round together at the start of each class. 

Presentation was good and I was pleased that the majority of dogs present were in fit, or reasonably fit condition. A large percentage of the entry were in firm muscular condition and none significantly over or under weight. 

 

VETERAN DOG (9) 

1st CH ICEBEX THE FIRST AVENGER JW (MISS R CUNNINGHAM) 

Grey/white. Tall masculine boy with super head and expression, almond shaped obliquely set eyes and correct high earset. Stands with well-arched neck, good shoulders, feet and pasterns, correct topline and well angulated hindquarters, well muscled, lovely coat, strides round the ring like he owns it, BV. 

2nd CH FLINT AV VARGEVASS FOR CHATANIKA (IMP NOR) (MR P & MRS L ROBERTSON) 

Grey/white. Pleasing expression with almond-shaped obliquely set eyes, balanced outline with good angulation front and rear, good feet and pasterns, good topline with correct slope to croup. Beautifully constructed but not quite matching the winner on movement today. 

3rd RYKALOV'S SPARKS AT WIGHTFLIGHT (MS J D PLATT) 

Dark grey/white. Athletic boy with good angulation, correct topline and slope to croup giving good tail carriage. Good expression with almond shaped eyes, well muscled, moved with a good stride. 

MINOR PUPPY DOG (3) 

1st TRAILHUNTERS TSUTEY (MISS N V & MISS R MARCH & SMITH) 

Grey/white, 8 months. Lovely head and expression with high set ears and almond shaped eyes. Nicely arched neck, good shoulders, correct slope to croup and tail carriage, in good coat, moved with a good stride, front movement slightly loose, will tighten with maturity, showing great promise, BPD. 

2nd TRAILHUNTERS EYTUKAN (MISS N V & MISS R MARCH & SMITH) 

Grey/white, litter brother to the winner and similar comments apply. At this stage his overall balance did not quite match his brother’s and he has a slightly tighter tail but still a very nice puppy and it will be interesting to see how these two compare as they mature. 

3rd GERCEKASK ATOMIC BOMB (MRS S & MISS K STEADMAN & WATERFIELD) 

Grey/white. Stronger in head than the first two but with good earset and almond shaped eyes. Balanced in outline, level topline, good tail carriage, tidy on the move, would prefer slightly more length of leg. 

PUPPY DOG (6) 

1st TRAILHUNTERS TSUTEY (MISS N V & MISS R MARCH & SMITH) 

2nd TRAILHUNTERS EYTUKAN (MISS N V & MISS R MARCH & SMITH) 

3rd SHAYTAAN'S WINTER SOLDIER AT CEANNABEINNE (IMP CAN) (MR H H & MRS J M WAKKER) 

White, 11 months, good head and earset, super outline and balance, an athletic looking youngster who was tidy on the move, correct topline and tail carriage, excellent front angulation, good feet. I am sure he will have a good future in the ring and on the trail.  

JUNIOR DOG (13) 

1st AZGARD NIMBUS (MR G & MRS S FLETCHER) 

Grey/white. Athletic, super front, feet and pasterns, excellent outline and balance, correct topline, arched loin, sloping croup, lean and well muscled, moved with a lovely stride, one I would like to steal for my team. 

2nd ARCTICTREKS SPOOK'S TRICK AT TARGATRAIL (MRS J S, MR L J & MISS V L NICHOLLS) 

Sable/white. Good expression, ears set high, good shoulders and front, correct feet and pasterns, good topline, arched loin, moved with a good stride. 

3rd SNOQUALMIE CAPTAIN MORGAN AT ARCTICSWIRL (MRS E A SMITH) 

Grey/white. Good earset and expression, well-balanced outline, nice depth of chest, arch over loin and sloping croup, good tail carriage. Well-muscled, held his topline on the move. 

YEARLING DOG (7) 

1st CHATANIKA'S DRAGONKIN (MR P & MRS L ROBERTSON) 

Black/white. Expressive head, almond shaped eyes although a little narrow in muzzle, had a tendency to stand with his topline sloping to the rear but this improved on the move, good tail carriage. Still has some maturing to do. 

2nd SIBERIADRIFT WOLF MOON (MRS RANBY) 

Grey/white. A little plain in head with ears quite wide set and wearing no clothes, but moved well enough to win his place, striding out well with level topline and good tail carriage. 

3rd SALAZKA'S MR ABERNATHY (MRS H S SNELSON) 

Black/white. Lovely high set ears and good shape to head, good topline and tailset, angulation OK, movement somewhat erratic on the day, still maturing. 

POST GRADUATE DOG (17) 

1st SULACO HUDSON (MRS V AGUILERA) 

Black/white. Medium sized athletic boy, jet black glossy coat, super head with correct earset and almond shaped eyes, beautiful balance and angulation, good feet and pasterns. Correct topline with arch over loin, sloping croup, correct tail carriage. When settled he moved with a lovely easy stride and was absolutely true on the out and back. Sadly in the challenge he became distracted and did not move his best, but certainly should achieve his title in the future. 

2nd FROSTYNIGHTS BLOODRAVEN (MR I R ROBINSON) 

Dilute black/white. Fabulous head and expression with high set ears, almond-shaped obliquely set eyes, excellent front, shoulders, feet and pasterns, level topline with correct arch over loin and sloping croup, ideal tail carriage. Well muscled and in lovely coat. One of the best here today, would like to see him moving slightly faster in order to show off his stride, certainly will be a contender for top awards. 

3rd JANSKCOO'S FORTITUDE JW (MISS J COOPER) 

Grey/white. Good expression and earset, super shoulders, good feet and pasterns, well balanced, correct arch over loin and sloping croup, good tailset, in great coat and condition, moved beautifully with an easy stride in profile and correct on the out and back. Would have liked to take all these three boys home. 

LIMIT DOG (17, 2) 

1st FORSTAL'S INOLA (MS S, MS S & MS A LEICH & KOOPS) 

Black/white. Lovely head and expression, almond shaped eyes, correct earset, excellent front and shoulders, good feet and passterns. Very well balanced with correct angulation, ideal depth of chest,  level topline held on the move with correct slope to croup, in good coat and well muscled. Athletic,  free moving in profile and correct on the out and back. RCC. 

2nd SHAYTAAN'S DOCTOR WATSON AT CEANNABEINNE (IMP CAN) (MR H H & MRS J M WAKKER) 

White. Impressive, athletic looking boy with ideal proportions and angulation. Pleasing head with good earset, neck of correct length and nicely arched, excellent shoulders and upper arm, good feet and pasterns, level topline with slight arch over the loin and correctly sloping croup. Free moving, pleasing in profile and the out and back. 

3rd SNOQUALMIE SOLAR TSWIFT AT TSARITSA (MR & MRS BIDDLECOMBE) 

Grey/white. Mischievous expression. Carries quite a big coat that makes him look slightly heavier than he actually is, especially around the neck and shoulders, need to have hands on this boy in order to appreciate his construction. Well balanced, good shoulders, correct topline, croup and tail carriage, moved out very well. 

 

OPEN DOG (13, 1) 

1st CH KORSVIG'S COOPER AT TSARITSA (MR & MRS BIDDLECOMBE) 

Black/white piebald. Lovely head and expression, he is masculine yet gentle in outlook, high set ears although sometimes had to be persuaded to put them up! Super outline and balance, arched neck, excellent front assembly, correct feet and pasterns, ideal depth of chest, level topline held on the move with slight arch over the loin and correctly sloping croup, good bend of stifle and correct tail carriage. A real athlete giving the impression of (as described in the standard) a balance of power, speed and endurance. Strode out beautifully in profile and correct on the out and back, finished off with a gorgeous coat. Wish he was on my team, pleased to award him the CC. 

2nd CH SIBERIADRIFT KEEP THE LOVE FOR ZIMAVOLK JW SHCM (MISS J ALLEN) 

Red/white. Good head and expression, almond shaped eyes, correct earset, arched neck, good shoulders, correct sloping pasterns, level topline, slight slope to croup and good tailset. Balanced outline, super coat, moved freely and effortlessly in profile and was pleasing on the out and back. 

3rd CH ELLEONIA PERFECT CHANCE (MISS D E SEWARD) 

Grey/white. Masculine, wearing a thick coat making him look slightly heavier than he is, not quite the head of the first two but overall a well balanced boy with good shoulders, level topline and good tail carriage.  Moved well in profile with a long stride and was correct on the out and back. 

GOOD CITIZEN DOG (2) 

1st STAGGANS SUPERSTITION (MS K J & MR J S BATES) 

Grey/white. Nice head and expression, almond shaped eyes, moved well when settled, had left his coat behind. 

2nd TRELOWEN POPPO SHCM (MISS S J GRICE) 

Grey/white, tall boy and heavier than I prefer, in good coat, moved OK. 

VETERAN BITCH (16, 3) 

1st CH PENKHALAS KYRA (MS P M BOWERING & EVANS) 

Grey, white. Petite and feminine, lovely expression, well balanced, good front, topline and tail carriage. In good coat, strode out effortlessly showing many a younger dog how to move. 

2nd ARCTICTREKS REGAL PRESENCE (MRS B A STANIER) 

Grey/white. Athletic and well proportioned, good front, feet and pasterns, correct topline, arched loin and slope to croup. Not quite matching the winner on movement today. 

3rd CH RIGRUNNER CANDYBAR IN WIGHTFLIGHT (MS J D PLATT) 

Grey/white. Feminine, almond shaped eyes, good front, athletic and well muscled, moved with a good stride.  

MINOR PUPPY BITCH (0) 

  

PUPPY BITCH (3) 

1st ZIMAVOLKS FORCE AWAKENED (MISS J ALLEN) 

Grey/white. Feminine, expressive and pretty head with almond shaped eyes and good earset. Balanced outline, nicely angulated with good shoulders and front, good feet, level topline, correct bend of stifle, good tail carriage. Very tidy on the move and this secured her the BP award. 

2nd JACALOUS FIRE N'ICE AT LYFEARON (MR M & MS J KENT & SUTTON) 

Copper/white. Attractive head and expression, well balanced, good topline with nice slope to croup and good tailset, lovely coat, moved well when settled. 

3rd JACALOUS ICE DANCER FOR THREYJA (MRS A NUTTALL) 

Grey/white. In good coat, moved OK, angulation OK, would prefer more length of leg. 

JUNIOR BITCH (10, 1) 

1st POLARCREEK TAIYA (MRS E L BROWN) 

Grey/white. Good head and expression, almond shaped eyes, balanced outline with correct angulation front and rear, level topline held on the move with slight arch over the loin and correct slope to croup. Good feet and pasterns, moved freely and smoothly, very promising. 

2nd STAGGANS SERENDIPITY (MISS C, MR & MRS BOWDEN & HUGHES) 

Grey/white. Feminine, almond shaped eyes, good earset, nicely balanced, level topline with correct arch over the loin and slight slope to croup, moved well. 

3rd STAGGANS LUCK BE A LADY (MISS C, MR & MRS BOWDEN & HUGHES) 

Grey/white, litter sister to the second and similar comments apply, on the day not moving quite as freely, no doubt will change places many times. 

YEARLING BITCH (13) 

1st VALKYRIE SIWASH LEGEND (IMP CZ) (MRS K M GOODWIN) 

Black/white. Very well balanced, quite compact girl, good shoulders and front, nice depth of chest good feet, level topline held on the move with arch over loin and nice slope to croup, correct tailset. In good coat, very tidy mover wasting no energy. 

2nd AMICAL SUPER DUPER JW (MRS K J & MR M PORRITT) 

Grey/white. Feminine girl with a lovely mischievous expression, almond shaped eyes, good earset, arched neck, super shoulders and front assembly. Would prefer just slightly more arch over the loin. Light-footed and free striding on the move, lovely coat. 

3rd POLARCREEK TAIYA (MRS E L BROWN) 

POST GRADUATE BITCH (22, 5) 

1st SULACO RIPLEY (MRS V AGUILERA) 

Black/white. Good head and earset, almond shaped eyes, lovely front, feet and pasterns, correct topline, arched loin and slope to croup. Correctly angulated hindquarters, athletic and well muscled, moved very smoothly in profile and out and back. 

2nd JANSKCOO'S STRENGTH N'HONOUR JW (MISS J COOPER) 

Grey/white. Beautifully constructed feminine girl with lovely expression, high set ears, good shoulders and front assembly, correct feet and pasterns, nice depth of chest, correct topline with arch over loin and nice slope to croup, good tail carriage. Moved freely. A strong contender but was just carrying a slight amount of excess weight, which did not spoil her outline but could be felt over her ribs. 

3rd HUSHWING BUTTERCUP OF SURA (MRS S HAY) 

Black/white. Just two years old and gives the impression of one who will be slow to mature but her frame is all there, plenty of time for her to reach her best and fulfil her potential. Good head shape and high set ears, good angulation front and rear, correct feet and pasterns, good topline, arch over the loin and sloping croup, very nice proportions. Not in her best coat today, very tidy on the move. 

 

LIMIT BITCH (18, 4) 

1st JANSKCOO ECHOES IN ETERNITY (MISS N V & MISS R MARCH & SMITH) 

Light grey/white, almost 3 years old and entering her prime. Ideal size, feminine, expressive head with perfect high ear set and almond shaped eyes, arched neck, well balanced with super angulation, excellent shoulders, good feet and pasterns. Correct body proportions with the desired arch over the loin, sloping croup giving correct tailset, good bend of stifle. Ideal bone and depth of chest. Light footed and effortless on the move, wasting no energy, totally true on the out and back. An athletic girl with firm muscle, all finished off with a beautiful coat to complete the picture. Well-deserved CC and BOB, I was proud to send her through to the group. 

2nd JOY AV VARGEVASS (IMP NOR) (MISS A SHELFORD) 

Dark grey/white, lovely expression with almond shaped obliquely set eyes, ears could be slightly higher set. Well proportioned, correct angulation front and rear, excellent topline, correct arch over loin and sloping croup, correct tail carriage, super feet and pasterns, lovely coat, athletic and in super condition, free striding and smooth on the move, pleased to award her RCC. 

3rd FORSTAL'S CRYSTAL WITH ELLEONIA JW (MISS D E SEWARD) 

Grey/white piebald, feminine with pretty head, correct earset, almond shaped eyes, good shoulders and front, correct depth of chest, good feet and pasterns, ideal topline with slight arch over loin and correct slope to croup, not in her best coat but has a lovely balanced outline, moved soundly and effortlessly. 

OPEN BITCH (15, 3) 

1st CH FORSTAL'S KITTILA (MS S, MS S & MS A LEICH & KOOPS) 

Light grey/white. Beautiful head and expression, almond shaped eyes, correct high set ears, excellent shoulders and front assembly, correct feet and pasterns, nice depth of chest, correct topline, croup, tail carriage and bend of stifle. Well muscled and athletic, moved beautifully viewed from all angles, will always be a contender for top honours.   

  

2nd HUSHWING HAPPY FEET AT INNESKA JW (MR J & MRS D MCINNES) 

Dark grey/white. I last judged this girl as a puppy, she has now matured into an excellent example of the breed. Good head and earset, mischievous expression, lovely arch to neck, excellent shoulders and front assembly, correct feet and pasterns, ideal depth of chest. Super topline, arched loin and sloping croup, Moved smoothly and freely in profile and true on the out and back. 

3rd CH ICYNIGHTS SPARKLE IN THE MIST AT CEANNABEINNE (MR H H & MRS J M WAKKER) 

Black/white. Feminine girl with expressive almond shaped eyes, lovely outline and proportions, well balanced, good depth of chest, correct topline, moved out freely with a good stride. 

GOOD CITIZEN BITCH (4) 

1st AMICAL TIKIA JW SHCM (MRS K M GOODWIN) 

Red/white. Balanced outline, good topline and arched loin, correct feet and pasterns. In good coat and very tidy on the move. 

2nd ESQUIMAUX BOHEMIAN RAPSODY AT MYAOLADREAM (MISS M, MR P & MRS K & MISS M BINNERSLEY & ROGERSON) 

Black/white. Balanced outline, well presented, strode out well. 

3rd RAJARANI KOKO FOR ALEPENKYE JW (MRS A JOHNS) 

Dark grey/white. Feminine with pretty head and good earset, good depth of chest and shoulders but rear angulation not as good. 

 

Sharon Sargent (Judge)