• Date: 05/07/2019
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Vanessa Cox Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 27/07/2019

East Of England Agricultural Society

Breed: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

East of England Ch Show 2019 - Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

I have a special affection for this breed as it was with a Blenheim Cavalier that I made by first foray into the show ring in my younger days. I haven’t judged the breed for a few years so all the dogs were new to me and what a treat I had in store. A great numerical entry and a fantastic line up for my top honours, with a number of dogs and bitches both in the challenge and some of the other class placings clearly of CC quality and I hope that they go on to reach their potential. On the other hand I did find some that lacked the melting expression, general balance and elegance that epitomises the breed. Please don’t forget to clean teeth and tear stains as part of your dog’s grooming regime.

MPD (12,3abs)

1. Wileman and Bott’s Granasil Trick or Treat for Narvidar. This outgoing and enthusiastic black and tan boy caught my eye straight away for his overall shape and balance, maturity helped and he was shown in super condition with his raven black silky coat and rich tans. Attractive masculine head and large dark round eyes giving him a soft expression. Nicely laid shoulders, level topline and excellent tail set. Moved confidently. BPD and was very happy to award him best puppy in breed.

2. Godwin’s Cavaliegh Genova. Another quality pup, this time a richly coloured and well-marked Blenheim. I liked his size and well balanced outline. Most attractive head, high set ears, excellent nose pigment, and large dark eyes all aiding his gentle expression. Nicely laid shoulders, level topline and well-turned stifles all topped off with silky well-presented coat. Moved confidently and soundly away and back. Just not quite as mature as the winner at the moment but has bags of promise.

3. Koster’s Harana Fatboy Slim.

PD (8,1abs)

1. Parsons’ Peakdowns Marcopolo At Anjomil. Appealing Blenheim boy who stood out for me in this class. Liked his size and well balanced outline which he retained standing and on the move. Handsome well marked head, well set ears, dark eyes and excellent pigment. Very good neck and shoulders with a good topline and hind angulation. Well-presented silky coat which is richly coloured and well broken. Moved very confidently with a free flowing action, a very pleasing exhibit with a lovely expression.

2. Blackburn’s Bekenveldt Grand Finale. Another very attractive Blenheim full of quality and close up to winner. Pleasing masculine head, flat skull, high set ears, and dark eyes and nicely filled under eyes to give a soft expression. Well laid shoulders, elegant neck flowing into level topline. Shown in great coat, soft and silky to the touch and super body condition. Moved soundly away and back and looked particularly good in profile.

3. Hobbs’ Rathbrist Wizard Of Love For Beaconsfylde (Ikc) NAF

JD (6,1abs)

1. Smith’s Beaudale Here We Go Again. Super little ruby who caught my eye straight away. Lovely size and shape and nicely constructed right through. Appealing masculine head, large dark eyes which are well filled beneath and long ears framing his soft face. Well laid shoulders, level topline and well set on and held tail. Well-presented richly coloured silky coat. He has lovely free movement, straight and true and shows happily too.

2. Biddle’s Hearthfriend Snooze Mood. Blenheim boy and another who is nicely constructed just not quite as forward as the winner as yet needing a bit more body and coat to complete the picture. He has a lovely head and expression with large dark eyes and dense nose pigment. Well laid shoulders, level topline and well angulated hindquarters. Attractive rich chestnut markings and gleaming white background. Moves soundly and happily. Just needs time.

3. Bloice’s Scotlass Magic Moment

YD (2)

1. Lovel’s Pascavale Hudson At Lovetrac. Headed a strong class. Loved this glamorous little Blenheim boy, a real toy spaniel and maturity helped him here. Beautiful head, and expression with a soft but masculine outlook, lovely eyes, dense black nose pigment and the longest of ears framing his face. Well-constructed throughout, with elegant neck, well laid shoulders and level topline. Shown in pristine condition with well broken silky coat. Came into his own on the move, gliding around the ring, he looked a picture. In with a shout of top honours, I’m sure we’ll be hearing more of him.

2. Hughes’ Loranka's Believe In Dreams. Top quality little tri-colour boy not long out of puppy so giving a bit away in terms of maturity, but another out of the top drawer , ideal size and lovely balanced outline. Gorgeous head, masculine yet so soft with large dark eyes with good fill underneath all giving a melting expression. Good front and reach of neck flowing into level topline which he retained at all times. Well-marked silky coat shown in gleaming condition. Moved out so soundly with an easy free flowing gait and proud head carriage. Just needs a little more time, but I thought him very promising.

ND (4,1abs)

1. Levy and Sedgwick’s Pascavale Kyle. Eye catching and ideal sized Blenheim who scores highly for his overall shape and balance both standing and on the move. Beautiful head and soft expression with large dark round eyes and high set ears and such a gentle expression, yet still masculine. Front and rear angulations are good, nice reach of neck giving him elegance and tail is set on well too. Richly marked silky coat presented in pristine condition. Impressive movement, gliding around the ring soundly and with such ease. Undoubtedly CC quality.

2. Bloice’s Scotlass Magic Moment. Tricolour boy who is well constructed but still needs to develop in body and drop into his frame. Masculine head, ears set high with flattish skull and large dark eyes. I would like a touch more fill under eyes to enhance his expression. Well laid shoulders, level topline, short coupled with good angulation. Moved well keeping his level top line, just not quite as tidy coming towards today.

3. Renaud’s Toraylac Kit Carson For Ellenaud

GD (3)

1. Bubb and Barrett’s Wandris Evanly Legacy JW. Smart Blenheim with a very pleasing overall shape and balance both standing and on the move. Beautiful head, flat skull, long ears, soft expression with large dark round eyes. Elegant neck and well-laid shoulders. Level top line and well-made hind quarters. Lovely silky coat and good feathering. Moves so well with free flowing action and good drive from behind. Quality boy who I’m sure we’ll be hearing a lot more of.

2. Barwell’s Charlottetown Midas Touch. Another lovely and well-constructed Blenheim boy, with a typical and quality head which I admired, clearly masculine with a soft expression, flat skull and long ears framing his face. Could perhaps carry a touch less weight over his shoulders, well ribbed, level topline and excellent hindquarters. Well-marked silky coat. Moved out confidently and with purpose.

3. Smith’s Beaudale Storm In A Teacup

PGD (7)

1. Rix’s Ricksbury Royal Heritage. Attractive Blenheim who caught my eye straight away. Ideal size and so well balanced giving a pleasing outline. Beautiful head, loved his soft expression with large dark round eyes and dense nose pigment. Good front and legs, elegant neck and well-laid shoulders. Level top line and tail set on correctly. Richly coloured markings and shown in pristine condition. Moved really soundly with a proud head carriage. Very handsome boy full of quality. Another contender for top honours.

2. Crane’s Cranvarl Washington JW. Another well balanced Blenheim, ideal size, a real toy spaniel. Loveliest of heads, with a soft gentle expression, large round dark eyes, and long ears and dense nose pigment. Good front and legs, nice reach of neck flowing into well laid shoulders, level topline and excellent hindquarters. Shown in lovely coat and condition, rich colouring and silky texture. Moved positively and with freedom keeping his topline at all times. Another quality dog who shows much promise.

3. Rees’ Embeth Wishmaker

MLD (1)

1. Bloice’s Scotlass Power Of Love JW SHCM. Nice sized Blenheim boy, with an attractive head, flattish skull, long ears, and dark round eyes. Good front, nice reach of neck, well laid shoulders, level topline and well-made hindquarters. Richly coloured chestnut markings and silky coat with plenty of feathering. Moved out happily and confidently with good reach and drive, holding his topline.

LD (10,1abs)

1. Knight and Vorderstrasse’s Carolus Don Santino JW SHCM. Blenheim boy and a real toy spaniel. Super outline and balance. Beautiful head with such a soft gentle expression, longest of ears and large dark eyes. Good front assembly, ample reach of neck and well-laid shoulders. Level top line and nicely angulated hindquarters. Shown in pristine condition with richly coloured markings. Eye catching on the move, with his elegant flowing action. Quality dog.

2. Wimberley and Newman’s Trishine's Celestial Dream With Finjaro. Appealing quality Blenheim boy with a head to admire, masculine yet gentle expression, round dark eyes and dense nose pigment. Good front, well laid shoulders, level topline and well bent stifles. Shown in super coat which was silky to the touch with plenty of feathering. Another who scored highly on the move, striding out with good reach and drive holding his topline.

3. Koster’s Harana Dean Martin

OD (12,2abs) a strong class with quality throughout even some of the unplaced dogs could another day easily won a card.

1. Levy & Sedgwick’s Pascavale Gino. Loved this true toy spaniel as soon as he entered the ring. Glorious head with large round dark eyes with ample fill beneath, the longest and fullest of ears framing his face and dense nose pigment all giving a melting expression. Very good front assembly, elegant neck and well-laid shoulders. Level top line and tail set on correctly. Well-marked Blenheim coat with plenty of feathering. But it was on the move that he shone, he seemed to glide around the ring with a proud head carriage gently wagging his tail. Delighted to award him the DCC and BOB. His fourth CC I understand.

2. Hughes’ Loranka's Glory Days. Another glorious boy, fabulous head properties with his flat skull, longest of ears, round dark eyes with good fill beneath all giving a gentle expression. Nicely balanced outline, good reach of neck flowing into well laid shoulders, level topline and well angulated hindquarters. Shown in pristine coat and condition with his richly marked silky coat. Moved confidently and soundly, close up to the winner, just not quite the animation of Gino, but he is a top quality exhibit and I was pleased to award him the RDCC.

3. Guvercin’s Verheyen Foxx At Glebeheath

SBD (6,1abs)

1. Jackson’s Beaconsfylde Razin A Wizard. Well-marked Blenheim, pleasing size and shapely outline. Lovely head, masculine but soft and gentle expression with dark eyes, good cushioning and the longest of ears framing his face. Good front assembly and well laid shoulders, level topline and nicely angulated hindquarters. Shown in lovely silky coat with plenty of feathering. Moved out confidently with good reach and drive from behind. Pleased to award him Best Special Beginners in Breed.

2. Biddle’s Hearthfriend Hocus Pocus. Heavily marked Tri colour boy, pleasing overall size and shapely outline. Attractive head with soft gentle expression, well defined markings with rich tan, dark eyes with good fill beneath and dense nose pigment. Nicely constructed throughout with ample reach of neck and level topline. Shown in gleaming coat. Moved out soundly but not quite the fluidity of the winner today.

3. Hutchin’ s Frondil's Office Ed

MPB (13,4abs)

1. Knight’s Queen Of Hearts De Los Ursidos Kodiak (Imp Esp). This very pretty Blenheim girl headed a well filled class of promising babies. She appealed very much for her size and well balanced outline. Beautiful head and expression, ample cushioning and round dark eyes. Good front assembly, well laid shoulders, level topline and well angulated hindquarters. Pristine coat which is developing well and has the richest of well broken chestnut markings and silky texture. Scored highly on her movement, so collected and positive for one so young. I think we’ll be hearing a lot more from her as she develops further, very promising.

2. Brewer’s Bowfort Creme Eclaire. Another smart Blenheim girl and a lovely happy outgoing temperament. I liked her size and balanced outline. Pretty head, with high set ears and dark eyes all giving a soft expression. Scored on bone and substance with her well laid shoulders and level topline. A bit full of herself on the move so wasn’t quite as accurate as winner but time and experience should sort that out.

3. Fox-Shone’s Pamedna Que Sera Sera.

PB (10)

1. Hogan’s Stavonga Wendy's Song. This Blenheim young lady headed another quality class of promising youngsters, again her size and shapely outline appealed. Feminine head with flattish skull, clearly defined markings with lozenge, well set long ears, gentle eyes and a soft expression. She has a pleasing outline with neck, shoulders and topline all flowing nicely. Well-made hindquarters and good tail set on all topped off with a well-marked coat of rich colouring and good length in great condition. Comes into her own on the move, accurate elegant and with drive, very promising. BPB

2. Potter’s Toyswood China Girl. Black and tan girl who is such a lovely neat size, a real toy spaniel, with good length of leg to body giving a balanced outline. Pretty head, well-marked, dark eyes with long ears framing her face. Lovely neck and shoulders, well ribbed for age, level topline and well angulated hindquarters. Plenty of coat and feathering but not quite in full bloom today. Steady and accurate on the move. A lovely girl.

3. Hobb’s Beaconsfylde Minuet

JB (5,1abs)

1. Long’s Arroline Eclipse JW. A very pretty quality tricolour who stood out for me in this class. Well-made throughout giving a pleasing balanced outline. So feminine with a soft gentle expression, dark round eyes and the long full ears farming her face. Lovely reach of neck which gives her elegance, well laid shoulders, good topline and hindquarters. So sound and elegant on the move. Beautifully presented coat and showed herself off to advantage. In with a shout for top honours just a touch more developing but has huge potential.

2. Godwin’s Cavaliegh Bewitched. Another soundly made Blenheim girl who shows lots of promise. Such a pretty head with large dark round eyes giving a gentle expression with the longest of ears. Nice reach of neck which gives her elegance, which flow into well laid shoulders, level topline and well angulated hindquarters. Beautifully presented with rich chestnut markings and silky texture. Moved confidently and made a balanced picture both standing and on the move.

3. Bartlett’s Korolevsky Antonina

YB (10)

1. Barwell’s Charlottetown Chanel. Very nice tricolour girl who has a pleasing well balanced profile. A pretty head and expression, lovely flat skull, well-marked face with ample fill beneath eyes and long full ears. Good forehand, with nice reach of neck, good ribbing, level topline and well angulated hindquarters. Coat developing well, immaculately clean and silky to the touch. Scored here on her movement, very free and sound, happily wagging her tail.

2. Brewer & Moody’s Charlottetown Dream Thyme. Blenheim, a pretty girl of a pleasing size and well-constructed throughout. Attractive head and expression, long full ears. Good neck and shoulders, although she could perhaps carry just a little less weight over her shoulder to advantage. Firm topline, neat short loin and good turn of stifle. Well-broken richly coloured chestnut markings, silky straight coat with plenty of feathering. Scored on her movement, strode out with confidence, very sound and retaining her topline at all times.

3. Taylor’s Vonnyisle Portia At Taybar

NB (7,2abs)

1. Claydon’s Brymarden Breeze. This quality Blenheim young lady stood out for me in this class, she made a balanced picture both standing and on the move. Such a feminine head with the loveliest of eyes giving a gentle and soft expression with long full ears framing her well-marked face. Good front and legs, well laid shoulders, level topline and well angulated hindquarters. Happy showgirl shown in pristine condition with her richly coloured well broken markings. Eye-catching on move, elegant and free flowing. I’m sure we’ll be hearing more of her.

2. Brooks’ Moonvale Martini. Another lovely Blenheim, ideal size and nicely balanced. Beautiful head and the softest expression, large dark eyes and longest of ears. Elegant neck and well-laid shoulders. Level top line and well set on tail. Well-marked coat of good rich colour and in super condition. A happy showgirl, she moved with purpose holding her topline. Not quite as developed as winner as yet, but she has loads of potential.

3. Waters & Bryson’s Sweetbriar Sorbet

GB (6)

1. Craig’s Aldachell Zoe Ze. Most appealing Blenheim girl, ideal size and chock full of breed type. So feminine in head with such dark eyes giving a gentle expression and long full ears. Elegant neck flowing into well laid shoulders, well ribbed, level topline and well angulated hindquarters. Well broken flat silky coat with rich chestnut markings. It was on the move that she scored highly, with her elegant free flowing action. Most promising.

2. Miller & Ryan’s Cavallibrook Celtic Kiss. Another quality Blenheim girl and a close decision, just slightly preferring the expression of winner. Pretty head, large dark eyes with ample fill beneath and the longest of full ears. She is well made through out with a good reach of neck, leading to well laid shoulders, firm topline and well developed hindquarters. Beautifully conditioned in her well-marked silky coat with rich chestnut markings. Scored highly on the move, glides around the ring with a proud head carriage gently wagging her tail. I’m sure we’ll hear more of her.

3. Waters & Bryson’s Sweetbriar Sorbet

PG (12,1abs)

1. Cunningham’s Verheyen Heike JW. Super Blenheim girl a real eye catcher for her overall shape and balance both stood and on the move, chock full of quality too. Beautiful head, so glamourous, the longest of ears with the loveliest of eyes giving such a feminine expression. Good front assembly, elegant neck flowing into well laid shoulders, level topline, and well-made hind quarters. Shown in pristine condition with full coat and feathering and rich chestnut markings. Moved so well, free flowing and she strode out with such panache. Close up for top honours.

2. Claydon’s Brymarden Blush. Another lovely Blenheim girl not quite as mature as winner as yet, but she is so well made throughout giving a nicely balanced picture both standing and on the move. Beautiful head, with the loveliest of eyes giving such a feminine expression ample fill beneath and dense nose pigment. Good front assembly, elegant neck flowing into well laid shoulders, level topline, well ribbed for age and good hind angulation. Shown in pristine condition, well broken silky coat with good feathering. Moved out so well with good reach and drive happily wagging her tail all the time. She presents an elegant picture and must have a bright future.

3. Oxman’s Diva Deluxe Of An Excellent Choice For Ulverscroft IMP NLD

MLB (9,5abs)

1. Hughes’ Loranka's Beautiful Moments. Beautifully presented tricolour with such a pretty head and melting expression, loveliest of eyes with good fill beneath and long full ears framing her face. Very good front assembly, good depth of chest, elegant neck and good shoulders, well ribbed and well-constructed hindquarters, Shown in gleaming coat and condition. Moved out confidently with free flowing action and she made a pleasing balanced picture with her tail wagging happily. Super girl and another with huge potential.

2. Lovel’s Lovetrac Boogie Wonderland. Another top quality girl, a Blenheim and a lovely neat size, a real toy spaniel, with good length of leg to body giving her a balanced outline. Lovely well balanced head, very feminine with large round dark eyes giving a melting expression, dense nose pigment and longest of ears framing her face. Well angulated front and rear, level topline, and good tail set on and carriage. Shown in beautiful full silky coat with plenty of feathering. Moved really soundly and positively with a proud head carriage. Another who should have a bright future.

3. Goodwin’s Lanola Santuzza JW

LB (14,3abs)

1. Bubb’s Wandris Tiramisu. A well-constructed top quality Blenheim who made a balanced picture stood and on the move. Most attractive head so feminine head with dark eyes giving a melting expression, well placed long full ears and dense nose pigment. Good front assembly, nice slightly arched neck, firm topline, good ribbing and well-made hindquarters. Beautiful coat and condition. Came in her own on move, so sound away and back showing typical happy temperament. Must have a bright future.

2. Godwin’s Cavaliegh Jenna. Smart Blenheim girl, ideal size and presented in immaculate condition. Appealing head, very feminine, longest of full ears and expressive dark eyes with good fill beneath giving a melting expression. Well-constructed throughout, with elegant neck, well laid shoulders and level topline. Lovely flat silky coat with rich chestnut markings on pearly white background. She scored highly for her movement, free and easy action with good drive from behind. Presents an elegant picture, another who has lots of potential and full of quality.

3. Loades’ Rosirius Bluebell

OB (11,3abs) a great class, so many quality girls from which to choose from.

1. Berwick & Koster’s Harana Peggy Lee Merrylaine. Wow what a super little ruby girl, she has such an elegant outline, a lovely neat size and a real toy spaniel, with good length of leg to body giving a balanced outline. Super headpiece with the loveliest of eyes giving such a feminine expression, longest of ears, nicely cushioned muzzle and dense nose pigment. Good front assembly, elegant neck flowing into well laid shoulders, level topline, well ribbed and good hind angulation. Presented in pristine condition with her coat shining like satin and a glorious colour. On the move she looked a picture, so elegant with good reach and drive, gently wagging her tail. Stood out for me in the bitch challenge and very happy to award her the CC, her third I understand. Congratulations.

2. Cunningham’s Verheyen Harriet JW. Top quality Blenheim, so beautifully balanced and a real eye catcher for her overall shape both standing and on the move. Gorgeous well-marked head with lozenge, so feminine with such dark eyes with melting expression, nicely cushioned muzzle and dense nose pigment. Very well made with good angulations front and back, elegant neck flowing in to well laid shoulders, well ribbed, level topline and well set on tail. Topped off with gleaming well-marked coat with plenty of feathering. On the move she looked a picture so sound and elegant with proud head carriage. A lovely happy temperament gently wagging her tail. Pleased to award her the RBCC.

3. Hughes’ Loranka's So Scrumptious

VB (2) 2 Blenheim ladies, great credit to their owners

1. Loades’ Rosirius Clover. Just had the edge on movement today, moved soundly and smoothly with good drive from behind. Appealing feminine head and gentle expression, dark eyes, very pretty with the longest of full ears. Good neck, shoulders and topline giving her a nicely balanced outline. Shown in lovely condition and bloom. Happy to award her Best Veteran in Breed.

2. Hughes’ Verheyen Toast Evydal. Pretty girl with an attractive head and soft expression, long full ears, and round dark eyes. Good front and legs, level topline and well-made hind quarters. Coat of good length and soft texture. Moved out steadily, I felt she just needed to be moved a bit quicker to show off her virtues to greater advantage.

SBB (2)

1. Bartlett’s Trirayne Edge Of Heaven With Korolevsky. Tricolour with a pretty well marked head, dark eyes and dense nose pigment. Ample reach of neck, well laid, level topline and good angulation front and back. Plenty of coat and feathering, body coat was a little bit fluffy. Hovering the ground a bit on the move but when settled she is essentially sound.

2. Galloway’s Ricksbury Royal Crystal. Blenheim girl with pretty well marked head, dark eyes and dense nose pigment. Good overall construction with pleasing angles front and rear, slightly longer cast than winner. Rich chestnut colour, not in full coat as yet. Steady mover who kept her outline in profile. Just needs a bit more time but nice type.

Vanessa Cox (Judge)