• Date: 14/12/2019
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Simon Parsons Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 14/01/2020

Ladies Kennel Association

Breed: Portuguese Podengo

LKA Portuguese Podengos

 

I’m always conscious that these are working hounds and I can’t believe that they are supposed to be flimsy - today I felt the BOB and BOS stood out as being both small and sturdy. Several could have done with a bit more weight.

PD (3, 2a) 1 Haines’ Plushcourt Bravehearted, just 6 months, needs plenty of practice before he lives up to his name. Hope he does do so as he’s an appealing smooth with promising overall balance, quality head, typical ears and good basic conformation, eventually settled a bit on the move to reveal his correct shape. BP. JD (3, 2) 1 Foscoe’s Pastel de Bacalhau de Viamonte, attractive smooth, scored on overall balance, masculine head, dark eyes, perhaps a shade much stop, correct shape ears which could be carried a bit higher, better front angles than many, shapely body with good topline, OK hind angles, looked the part going round, true in front, a shade narrow behind which should improve when he muscles up. Coat a shade heavy but understandable in the British winter! Has a touch of quality which won him RBD. PGD (4) 1 Curtis’ Stormwitch Gingerbread, smart boy with a quality head and ears, enough reach of neck, correct topline and bend of stifle, moved OK behind, could have a shade more reach in front, needs time to body up; 2 Cowen’s Belfus Cisco, attractive dog with excellent ears which he could carry a shade higher, good reach of neck, bone in proportion, a touch narrow all through at this stage, needs time to body and muscle up. Looked well going round, not as foirm coming and going as 1 nor so strong in hindquarters; 3 Haines’ Plushcourt The Crusader. LD (3) 1 Sampson & Brooks’ Morialta Ferreira, very masculine dog of excellent overall balance and a good workmanlike type, quality head shape, OK ears which could be carried a shade higher, good front with firmer elbows than most, well bodied, good length to height proportions, nice to see firm well muscled hindquarters, moved very smartly. BD, just preferred topline on the move of the bitch; 2 Dennis-Smith’s Jeger av Zappa at Brynnsimeon, smart boy of good body, balance and topline, looked well going round. Not so firm in front as 1 whose ears I preferred; 3 Haines’ Plushcourt Beacon Of Light.

JB (4, 2) 1 Bellenie’s Belfus Diana, quality bitch with a super head, eye and ears, good neck, front could be a shade straighter, typical outline held on the move, neatly made hindquarters, well carried tail, moved soundly behind and looked good going round, promising. RBB; 2 Bellenie’s Belfus Desiree, litter sister of a finer type and a squarer overall balance, pretty and feminine, OK head and ears, true in front, shapely hindquarters, not very settled today. PGB (2) 1 Foscoe’s Plushcourt Gabble, quality bitch, typical head and expression, straight front, correct coat texture, OK hindquarters, moved true both ways. Could have had a shade more drive and topline needs to settle on the move; 2 Folds’ Arranbourne Galenia at Jaflings, finer type, not quite the bone and substance of 1, pretty head, OK front, preferred hindquarters and tail of 1. This one retained her topline better but could show more reach and drive. LB (1) 1 Foscoe’s Stormwitch Eternal Flame, quality bitch with an attractive head type, good ears which could be carried a shade higher, enough bone, well covered body, nice to see well muscled hindquarters, moved true retaining her topline, could have a shade more neck and drive. OB (2, 1) 1 Curtis’ Multi Ch Stormwitch Carrousel Tulpe, lovely bitch all round, super head proportions, correct shape ears, neck in proportion, sound in front with correct bone, shapely body, good proportions, well muscled hindquarters, excellent topline and tail carriage, well presented correct texture coat, perhaps a shade narrow coming and going but really looked the part going round. Has a super cheerful personality and I was pleased to send her through to the group.

SIMON PARSONS