• Date: 17/01/2019
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: stuart plane Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 07/04/2019

Manchester Dog Show Society

Breed: Best in Show

Manchester  Championship Show 

Best in Show. 

It was an honour and a privilege to be invited to judge Best in Show at Manchester Championship show. This was their first time with CC’s on offer for  all breeds which was reflected in an increased entry. I congratulate the Officials and Committee on running such a well organised and efficient show. The hospitality shown by all is first rate and everyone is made to feel welcome. 

The group judges had sent through an excellent line up of top quality exhibits and worthy representatives of their group. My decision for Best in Show made even harder by all putting in such a sterling performance. 

I awarded Best in Show to the Kerry Blue Ch Balboa Nembo Kid who really enjoyed his time in the big ring . He was faultless on the move with a lovely ground covering stride, foot perfect coming and going from me. His coat preparation was first class, presented to ensure he  looked his best and below the coat is a very well constructed  Kerry Blue, clean in head with well-placed shoulders great rib and body.  His quarters are well muscled and this is reflected in his movement. Well Done 

For Reserve Best in Show I chose the Bichon, Ch Regina Bichon Talk Show. I cannot recall having seen this dog before but on close examination he is also so well constructed, Sweet head with the blackest of pigmentation. Lovely neck and shoulder on to a balanced body. He was carrying a wealth of immaculately presented coat which enhanced the picture. He was perfectly sound on the move and never lost his outline. 

The remaining group winners gave a good account of themselves, the Pyrenean Ch Viskalys My Way or No Way to Chandlimore was a strong contender. Lovely outline and so well balanced. Carrying his tail really well and his coat also so well presented, The Basset Ch Switherland Smart Image, a red and white dog whose coat shone with condition and health. He too was very impressive on the move. His quality head and expression are a delight. The Pointer Ch Chesterhope Thrill of T’Chase with his classic head and expression gave a good account of himself  and represented his group to his best. His fine textured coat and muscle tone evidence of the amount of work put in to maintain top show condition. The Bull mastiff Nashbank Magnificent Ardhub  cannot be overlooked for his lovely type  with plenty of bone and substance and such an outgoing temperament. Finally the Schipperke, Swiss Shalovlivaja Igrushka  has a beautiful head and eye, small well placed and used ears giving such a typical expression. He responded so well to his handler and showed so well throughout. 

Stuart Plane.