• Date: 10/08/2019
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Sue Bird Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 08/10/2019

Bournemouth Canine Association

Breed: Shetland Sheepdog

Bournemouth Championship Show Shetland Sheepdogs I would firstly like to offer my congratulations to the committee on putting on a first class show under such weather conditions and to my two very efficient stewards Alan and Charlotte who kept the ring running so smoothly . Also to the exhibitors, those placed and those unplaced, the dogs I have to say had amazing temperaments putting up with wind, rattling of tents, lots of noise & they all coped extremely well. Today I think tested all dogs as to how life on Shetland might be. I found no bad mouths or round eyes that would have altered the whole sweet expression, also no gay tails.

BEST OF BREED : MACKIE Mrs M B Iliad Illusive Gold at Shebaville Dog CC : RUTTERFORD Ms J C Ch Kelgrove Just Blue At Stormhead JW Sh.CM Res Dog CC : FRANSHAM Mrs R Jontygray Gilt Edged For Franmead JW Sh.CM Bitch CC : MACKIE Mrs M B Iliad Illusive Gold at Shebaville Res Bitch CC : GRUSZKA Mr S & Mrs D Samphrey Shades Of Blue Sh.CM Best Puppy : DUNN Mr & Mrs A Brilyn Baccarat Crystal To Beechmere Best Veteran : RUTTERFORD Ms J C Ch Kelgrove Just Blue At Stormhead JW Sh.CM Best Special Beginner : GRAHAM Mrs C M Shadoway Game of Chance MPD (1 Entries) Abs: 0 1st: 971 NORRIS Mrs V Sandyvalley Basil Brush, just 8 months. Head nice wedge shape, well placed ears, good length of neck & body coming on well. Enough coat for his age, moved out steadily. Class 431 PD (2 Entries) Abs: 0 1st: HASSELL Mr & Mrs D & C Sanscott Acapella For Charnico, 11 months nicely refined head well placed ears, dark eyes. Muscular neck & good lay of shoulder enough depth of chest for his age, good spring of rib & length of back rounded croup & neat hocks. Very steady mover. BPD 2nd: WINFIELD Mrs V Aventurine Bohemia Classic Joins Oakcroft (Cze Imp) also 11 months, very similar comments to first, but I just preferred 1st for bone at this age & his slightly smoother movement. JD (6 Entries) Abs: 1 Three superb youngsters who I’m sure will swap places many times, just at different stages of maturing. 1st: WALKER Mrs S J Tooralie's Ocho Rios JW Lovely confident lad, refined wedge shaped head, with nice flat skull & good ear placement, dark obliquely set eyes, tapering muzzle, muscular neck & good fore-chest, well placed shoulders with closely fitting elbows, firm back with sweep over loin, muscled hindquarters with well bent stifle. Lovely shaded sable coat coming of good quality, just enough coat at this age. Best mover in this class. 2nd: RUTTERFORD Ms J C Kelgrove Midsummer Blue At Stormhead beautifully marked blue merle, very eye catching, refined head & well placed ears, dark almond shaped eyes, with tapering muzzle. Elegant neck & good layback of shoulder, body of good length to height, not quite the muscle to hindquarters as 1st & this was all that separated them. Agile on move just not quite the drive of 1st. 3rd: PATTINSON Mr & Mrs J Kyleburn Hidden Dream YD (4 Entries) Abs: 0 1st: FRENCH Mrs L S Lindfern Light Sabre JW 20 months. Nice wedge shaped head with flat skull tapering to muzzle, small neat ears, dark almond shaped eye, well arched neck on well laid shoulders, good fore-chest & nice depth to chest with well sprung ribs & firm top-line giving a gentle sweep over loin & well-muscled hindquarters giving him that smooth & graceful drive. 2nd: RUTTERFORD Ms J C Kelgrove Midsummer Blue At Stormhead 2nd in Junior class 3rd:MOORE Mrs D P Jacanshe Be Our Guest At Santiara PGD (9 Entries) Abs: 0 1st: WARREN Mr K & Mrs V Rainway Spring Sensation, Impressive youngster in good coat. His head is masculine without being course, refined & beautifully moulded, Skull flat with small neatly tipped ears, eyes obliquely set with good pigmentation to rims, muscular neck going into well placed shoulders, lovely fore-chest & depth of chest. Ribs well sprung, back firm & gentle sweep over loin with broad well-muscled hindquarters, feet well padded, allowing him smooth effortless movement & this won him the class. In challenge he really pushed the limit dog for RCC . 2nd: ISDALE Mr I Viewdale Cuddly Dudley JW, similar comments to 1st & I did have a job to split them, lovely refined head, with muscular neck & well placed shoulders, good fore-chest & depth of chest, length of back & nice broad well-muscled hindquarters, firm hocks. Just not quite the rear drive of 1st on move. 3rd: PATTINSON Mr & Mrs J Kyleburn Everlasting Dream LD (9 Entries) Abs: 1 1st: FRANSHAM Mrs R Jontygray Gilt Edged For Franmead JW Sh.CM Judged this boy as a puppy & he is maturing well. Masculine head, refined wedge shape tapering to muzzle, small neat ears wide at base, lovely dark almond eyes & good square under jaw. Well arched neck going into well laid-back shoulders & nice amount of fore-chest, chest deep & elbows close fitting well sprung ribs, back firm with sweep over loin, broad muscular hindquarters with good bend of stifle, allowing effortless gait parallel both going away coming back. His overall balance gave him the edge here. In the challenge he really moved out & couldn’t be denied the RCC 2nd: ROBINSON Mrs S Lavika Lush Life JW, wedge shaped head with nice flat skull, well placed ears & nice eye shape, muscular neck & shoulders well placed, with nice straight front legs under withers, good depth of chest & firm back with rounded croup, well bent stifle & firm hocks, very steady movement, just preferred 1st overall size & balance. 3rd: EVANS Mr D & Mrs C Shadoway Lucky Strike OD (4 Entries) Abs: 1 1st: ALEXANDER Mrs B Hun Ch Ger Jun Ch Lavika London Look, my notes say just tipped it with presentation & attentive to handler whole time, nicely refined head with good ear set, soft expression & good arch to neck on closely fitting shoulder with good depth to chest, good length of back & sweep over loin, well-muscled hindquarters, moderate rear angulation. Steady on move. 2nd: ROBERTS Mr & Mrs B Ch Malaroc Mystery Writer JW. Shaded sable male in good coat, wedge shaped head with flat skull, dark eyes & well arched neck, good depth to chest & ribs well sprung & sweep over loin, broad thigh muscles & neat hocks, graceful on move. I just preferred 1st head ear placement. 3rd: LYCETT Mrs J & Miss A Iliad Isle Spy VD (6 Entries) Abs: 1 5 super veteran males all in excellent condition & good coats. 1 & 2 both Blue Merles with lovely clear coat markings, 1st: RUTTERFORD Ms J C Ch Kelgrove Just Blue At Stormhead JW Sh.CM. Loved this lad & wasn’t disappointed when I put hands on, for me he had the sweet expression, was alert & balanced. Elegant refined head all moulding into one, obliquely set dark eyes, small neat ears that he used. His neck was well arched & flowed into his shoulders, sufficient fore chest with good depth of chest, well sprung ribs with a sweep over loin, well muscled hindquarters & good bend stifle, parallel front & rear which showed in his smooth effortless movement. DCC, in the challenge for BOB didn’t quite have the same sparkle of earlier. Also BVIB 2nd: EDWARDS Mr & Mrs J E L & J B Castlerose Spiritmaster JW Sh CM Judged this boy before & have given him top honours, today sadly he met 1st they are very similar & a lot of my comments to 1st, apply to him, I just felt he didn’t have quite the muscle tone of 1st so wasn’t as free moving. 3rd: GRAHAM Mrs C M Shadoway Game of Chance SBD/B (4 Entries) Abs: 1 1st: GRAHAM Mrs C M Shadoway Game of Chance 3rd in Veteran Dog, nicely balanced boy & just felt he had the edge over 2nd on movement. 2nd: ALLAN Misses M & G Kelgrove Kosmos 4th S Y MPB (5 Entries) Abs: 0 1st: DUNN Mr & Mrs A Brilyn Baccarat Crystal To Beechmere, just 8 months & beautifully balanced puppy. Feminine head which just needs to fill out a bit, nice ear placement with dark obliquely set eyes, good length to of neck, well laid shoulders, chest just needs to drop, ribs well sprung, enough bone for age, well schooled which showed in her steady movement. 2nd: BRADDISH Mr M & Mrs G Mohnesee Starry Dream At Bradmigail, slightly more mature in head than 1st head refined, dark eyes, ears just need to settle as a bit loose, arched neck, well laid shoulders & length of back with sweep over loin, steady on move, 3rd: METTAN - URE Miss L Valdosta Dare To Dream PB (7 Entries) Abs: 1 1st: DUNN Mr & Mrs A Brilyn Baccarat Crystal To Beechmere, winner of minor puppy, she held her own with older one her easy movement won her the class & BPB. Preferred her overall balance & steady movement for BPIB. & lovely to see her shortlisted in a strong Puppy Group. 2nd: WELLER Mrs D K Evad Halloween Queen, slightly smaller than 1st Nice natural little bitch, very good shaped head with nice ear carriage, correct shape eyes. Slight arch of neck well placed shoulders with a good forechest, length of rib ok & gently rises over loin. Just not as free on move as 1st 3rd: HIRST Mrs S A Sundark Spirit Mistress JB (5 Entries) Abs: 2 1st: CREAMER Mrs L S Clanavon Touch Of Blue Of Lyngarso refined head with correct eye shape & good ear set. Nice arch to neck & well laid shoulders, good fore chest & length of back with slight rise over loin. Well angulated hind quarters, moved steadily. 2nd: WALDRON Miss C Shellamoyed Made In Heaven At Frecia, Lovely shape but just going through the junior stage, left her coat at home & I would prefer a bit more weight. YB (3 Entries) Abs: 0 1st: HATELEY Mrs K E Mohnesee Millybelle. My notes say super, balanced & effortless on move. Very feminine refined wedge-shaped head, dark almond eyes giving that sweet expression with small semi erect ears. Moderate arch of neck going into well laid shoulders, good fore-chest & chest deep enough for age, elbows fitting closed to well sprung ribs, firm back with gentle sweep over loins, broad well angulated hindquarters with good bend of stifle, firm hock & well-padded feet. Steady ground covering movement. 2nd: CRAWFORD Mrs L Mohnesee Queen of Clubs. Very feminine little bitch, pleasing head & sweet expression. Just needs time, steady on move. 3rd: WALDRON Miss C Shellamoyed Made In Heaven At Frecia PGB (16 Entries) Abs: 3 1st: MACKIE Mrs M B Iliad Illusive Gold at Shebaville Ultra feminine dark shaded sable with lovely blunt wedge shaped head, obliquely set almond eye & small neat ears. Well arched neck on well laid shoulders & super fore chest & nice depth of chest, ribs well sprung & a gentle sweep over loin, well-muscled hindquarters & correct tail set & well bent stifle. Presented in beautiful condition both in muscle-tone & coat. Movement lithe, smooth & graceful. Judged her apparently as a youngster, she has certainly come on, BCC & BOB 2nd: WELLER Mrs D K Dukeson Chasin' Stars Over Evad Nice refined head correct eye shape & with good ear set. Nice arch to neck & well laid shoulders, good fore-chest & length of back with slight rise over loin. Well angulated hind quarters moved steady. 3rd: EDWARDS Mr & Mrs J E L & J B Castlerose Clairvoyant LB (11 Entries) Abs: 1 A beautiful class of promising bitches shame I only had one first prize card. 1st: ROBINSON Miss K Lavika Black Beauty JW 3 year old black tri bitch headed this class, beautifully balanced in profile. Refined wedge shaped head, small well placed ears wide at base. Dark obliquely set eyes, giving sweet expression. Nice arch of neck into well placed shoulders, well sprung rib & firm back with sweep over loin, enough coat not to detract from shape, sound little mover. 2nd: HIRST Mrs S A Sundark Simply A Star, 5 year old similar to 1st but just not quite the lithe & graceful movement as 1st, but beautifully balanced throughout. 3rd: JONES, Mrs L D & BLACKBURN Mr J Lavika Lucky Me OB(5 Entries) Abs: 2 1st: MACKIE Mrs M B Iliad Illusive Gold at Shebaville, winner of Post Grad Bitch, unusual for a dog in PG to also go into open, but today it paid off. Just so balanced & fluid on move couldn’t deny her the class. 2nd: ROBERTS Mr & Mrs B Willowgarth Love Story At Malaroc , nicely balanced bitch in good coat, just preferred 1st more refined head, steady mover. 3rd: ALLEN, Miss E J & ALLEN Miss J S Kelgrove Blue Heaven VB (7 Entries) Abs: 1 1st: GRUSZKA Mr S & Mrs D Samphrey Shades Of Blue Sh.CM Another I’ve judged before. This time as a veteran. Feminine head nice flat skull, small neat tipped ears, dark obliquely set eyes, with lovely black pigment. Good arch of neck on well placed shoulders with good lay back, good depth of chest & elbows tucked under neatly, well sprung ribs & firm back with sweep over loin, broad well-muscled hindquarters, neat oval feet. Lovely clear blue merle coat. Very steady on move & in challenge she flowed RCC 2nd: BAKER, Mr & Mrs D P & R J & PETTITT Miss L J Myriehewe Ellie At Lakebank Sh.CM, another super veteran who could move, just preferred 1st expression & muscle for age, 3rd: HIRST Mrs S A Sundark Tsarina