• Date: 02/02/2019
  • Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
  • Judge: Ashley Place Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 07/04/2019

National Whippet Association

I would like to thank the National Whippet Club for inviting me to judge their show and to all the exhibitors for their entries, especially given the testing weather conditions. It was a great privilege to judge this show and a breed so close to my heart. The venue was perfect and the show was run super efficiently. Thank you to my wonderful stewards who kept my ring running like clockwork. I had a few difficult decisions to make and some top-quality dogs to go over. 

 MPD 5:0 

This was a class of some beautiful puppy dogs. 

1st Mr D Wallace Collooney Playing away At Courtbirch 

A very young boy who was very testing to his handler, although I could still see his quality and attributes shining through. Masculine dog, who covered plenty of ground. Beautiful head and fine ears flowing into a Lovely long neck, good front assembly, smooth top line with a gentle rise, strong rear. Moved freely and with drive once he settled. Loved this dog’s type, he is one I will watch with interest. I was pleased to award him best puppy dog. 

2nd  Mrs E Winstone  Lolani Moonshine Over Monelli 

Another young baby who I think was just six months and a day and he took it all in his stride. Unlucky to meet first place today who is more my type but he is still a quality puppy with a lot to like. Nice head and neck, good front and rear assembly which showed in his correct sound movement. Very smooth underhand and in great condition. Great little showman, one who I think will also have a bright future.  

3rd  Miss R & Mr A Browning & Hewlett Dejare Follow That Dream 

 

PD 6:2 

1st Miss C & Mr R Allanson Runesson & Macdonald Jasaret Salted Caramel Of Macalldon 

This boy was very smart and mature for his age. Masculine head, good long neck, smooth front assembly. Well sprung rib with good depth to his chest. Flowing curvy top line leading into a strong well-muscled rear. His footfall was perfect which won him the class. 

2nd Mrs E Winstone  Lolani Moonshine Over Monelli 

See minor puppy dog 2nd 

3rd Miss J Barkas Citycroft Fred Astaire 

 

JD 3:1 

1st Mr M & Ms Y Howgate & Hull Palmik King Of Clubs 

Loved this young dog’s type and quality, he is one I have admired ringside and he did not disappoint on further inspection. Beautiful head with a soft kind expression, neat fine ears leading into a long elegant neck. Well placed shoulders and smooth flowing top line. Good strong rear which helped him drive round the ring with purpose holding his beautiful S shape at all times. Handled to perfection and one I’m sure will get to the top. My reserve best dog. 

 

2nd Mrs AP Knowles Lolani Storm Rider 

Fawn dog of a nice size. Balanced throughout with lovely smooth outline. Smart little mover holding his shape well. 

 

YD 3:1 

1st Ms C Price Wheelspin Silver Shadow Among Silkdance JW 

I have judged this dog as a puppy and awarded him best puppy in breed. He did not disappoint today, he is full of breed type and balanced throughout. He has matured nicely from the last time I judged him. Handsome head with a kind eye and expression. Good front with correct flat bone, correct top line and strong rear. Free mover, correct from all angles. I just felt today in the challenge he was losing his top line when moving.  

2nd Mrs PA Blay Triken Living The Dream 

Slightly different type to one but still a quality dog. Masculine boy who was smart and balanced on the stack. Moved well. 

 

ND 4:1 

1st Miss C & Mr R Allanson Runesson & Macdonald Jasaret Salted Caramel Of Macalldon 

See puppy dog 1st 

2nd Miss J Barkas Citycroft Fred Astaire 

Strong dog, of a lovely type. Nice shape and balance, he moved well. 

3rd Miss B Seviour Evaluna Black Orchid 

  

SPD 4:1 

1st Miss C & Mr R Allanson Runesson & Macdonald Nattah Echo In The Mist Over Macalldon 

I liked this dog a lot just would maybe prefer a little more of him. So whippety and elegant, nice and smooth underhand, loved his shape and overall balance. Very nice mover. 

2nd Mrs AP Knowles Lolani Storm Rider 

See yearling 2nd  

3rd Mr A & Mrs B Meads Ringmore Gladius At Jasbri 

   

PGD 4:2 

1st Miss J Barkas Jimanica Just Dreaming 

Mature dog of lovely shape and outline. So smooth to go over. Masculine head, good front and strong rear. Moved well from all angles and shown in tip top condition.  

2nd Miss D Webber Zoraden Paint It Black  

Another nice male unlucky to meet one. Correct head and neat ears, nice top line leading into a strong balanced rear. Moved well. 

 

LD 3:1 

1st Mr TK Ellis Railfiled Rainmaster JW 

This dog was top quality and really pushed for top honours in the challenge, loved his overall balance and type, he is of a lovely size. Correct masculine head with good underjaw, good front angulation and spring of pastern. Smooth top line and lovely curves throughout, correct rear angulation and strong hocks. Very sound on the move. 

2nd Mrs V & Mrs A Leathart & Skelley Ringmore Dalrymple  

Fawn dog of a finer build than one, nice head with kind expression. Flowing curvy top line with a good tuck up. 

 

OD 9:6 

1st Ms SJ Courtney Courtbirch Force Of Nature JW 

This dog I have admired ringside many times and he is even better than I expected to go over. Just my type, a very stylish dog. I loved his overall elegance and how well he covered the ground. Beautiful head and neat fine ear leading into a correct front. Nice spring of pastern and depth of chest with plenty of heart room. Long flowing top line leading into a strong well-muscled rear. He moved very precisely coming and going and just floated in profile so soundly. I feel he would excel in a larger ring. One I would happily show myself. My best dog and reserve best in show. 

2nd Miss SJ Shepherd Citycroft Sundae With Oxana JW ShCM 

Balanced dog of a lovely type. Very smooth underhand with lovely flowing curves. Good front and rear angulation and moved true and sound. 

 

3rd Miss EL Byron Padistian Pip In New York  

   

OR/LCD 7:0 

1st Miss T Chamberlain Collooney Candyman At Alacrity  

This is a dog I am very familiar with being litter brother to one of my own. He has a lovely quality about him and covers the ground well. Nice head and elegant long neck, well laid shoulders and good depth of chest. Smooth rise over the long and strong well-muscled rear. Very sound on the move just felt he was losing his top line in profile when challenging for best dog. 

2nd Miss D & Dr J Scholes Craigavad Once in A Lifetime 

Different type to one and of a shorter frame but a lot to like. Well balanced throughout. Beautiful head and expression, good front and rear angulation. Smooth to go over and a lovely mover. 

3rd Miss D Webber Dark Wing  

 

VD 5:4 

Mrs J Miss R & Mrs A Whitehead Smith & Mixides CH Citycroft Star Gazing Over Yialousa JW 

This dog was a real showman and a worthy Champion and didn’t look his age at all. Lovely classical whippet with correct top line and lovely curves throughout. Handsome head and strong jaw. Good front and nice depth of chest. Shown in tip top condition and moved soundly holding his shape at all times.  

VB 6:4 

1st Miss JE Docherty Crème Anglaise’s Urban Dancer For Littlebriton (IMP NLD) 

This girl won the class on her movement she just was so sound moving round the ring. Feminine head and long neck. Elegant outline and good tuck up. Good strong rear and in lovely condition for her age. 

2nd Mrs C Osbourne Loroli Let’s Do It With Derohan 

Another lovely girl of a nice size. Balanced throughout with nice proportions. Loved both these bitches and they could easily change places on another day. 

 

MPB 3:1 

1st Mrs R Hambling Chaseover Ruby’s Rocking It 

This girl was very immature but had everything in the right place. Lovely feminine head and long neck, smooth top line with a strong rear. She will be very nice once she matures and fills out. Very sound little mover. 

2nd Mrs V & Mrs A Leathart & Skelley Ringmore Hecate 

Sweet baby with the most beautiful head and expression. Another who was very young but showed very well. Neat smooth coat and in lovely condition. Balanced throughout. 

  

PB 7:5 

1st Mrs PA Bird Blandings Eyes On The Prize 

This young lady cought my eye as soon as I seen her and she was my find of the day.  She was the picture of elegance and very together for one so young. Beautiful head shape and nice fine ear, long neck set smoothly into well placed shoulders. Flowing topline with a slight rise over the loin leading into strong rear. Perfectly balanced with beautiful S shaped curves so typical for the breed. Moving with a long low stride with precision. I was pleased to award her best in show and best puppy in show, she is one I would love to have in my own kennel. 

2nd Ms S Bunney Bunehug Blessed N Bewitched  

Another promising baby unlucky to meet the first. Of a lovely size and nice overall balance. Very sound on the move. 

 

JB 7:2 

1st Mr M & Ms Y Howgate & Hull Palmik Queen Of Diamonds JW 

Loved this girl’s type and size, pretty head and good length of neck, smooth front with good return of upper arm, correct spring of pastern. Nice flowing top line and strong rear. Moved well in all directions with a correct daisy cutting action, one I considered for top honours. 

2nd Mr TK Ellis Railfield Rainnymph 

Fawn girl with a lot to like, slightly shorter frame than one, feminine and balanced throughout, another nice mover. 

3rd Mrs C Osbourne Florancy Above And Beyond Derohan  

 

YB 4:0 

1st Mrs C & Miss M Hills Shimmeree Black Liberty 

Beautiful bitch with lovely overall balance, covering the ground well. Shown in great condition with a gleaming coat. Correct head and neck, well angulated front and strong rear. Moved well throughout. 

2nd Mr TK Ellis Railfield Rainnymph 

2nd in junior 

3rd Mrs C Osbourne Florancy Above And Beyond Derohan 

    

NB 5:2 

1st Mrs PA Bird Blandings Eyes On The Prize 

1st in puppy 

2nd Mrs L Dighton Evaluna Tiger Lily 

Shown in good condition with a nice neat coat, correct top line and underline. Nice overall balance. 

3rd Mrs DM Foot Kaymark Kalypso 

   

SPB 4:2 

1st Mr A & Mrs B Meads Ringmore Gigi At Jasbri 

Ultra-feminine bitch with a nice outline and good tuck up, moved well. 

2nd Mrs DM Foot Kaymark Kalypso 

This girl was a bit unsure I think it was her first show which made it a little difficult to assess. She was of a lovely type and had a nice outline. 

 

PGB 7:1 

1st Mrs J & Mrs K Doherty & Van Der Schaff Crème Anglaise’s La Colle Noire 

A very stylish bitch who I liked a lot, feminine head and long neck, good front construction and deep chest, strong rear which shows on the move. Easy flowing movement, correct from all angles. Best race/lure coursing in show. 

2nd Mrs VJ Smith Welstar Airs And Graces At Cryhavoc 

A different type to one, nice curvy bitch, well-muscled strong rear. Moved well. 

3rd Ms S Bunney Starswift Since Yesterday With Bunehug  

 

LB 11:5 

1st Ms CJ Brown Ardencote Sweet Destiny For Bluestreak  

A very classic bitch with lovely flowing curves from head to toe. Beautiful head and expression, long neck leading into a good shoulder placement with nice flat muscle. Flowing top line and strong rear. She moved with ease and purpose really showing herself off, pleased to award her reserve best bitch. 

 

2nd Ms SJ Courtney Courtbirch Diamond Dust 

One I have judged and liked a lot before. She pushed hard for first place, classic whippet head, covering plenty of ground she was a picture on the stack. True coming and going just dropping her top line a little on the move.  

3rd Mrs C Julian Blondessa Be Happy JW 

 

OB 6:1 

1st Mr M & Ms Y Howgate & Hull Palmik Misty Eve JW 

Another quality bitch of a nice type. Balanced throughout with flowing lines. Elegant head and neck, well placed shoulders and correct top line held well on the move. Shown in tip top condition and beautifully handled. 

2nd Ms CJ Brown Ardencote Star Maker 

Ultra-feminine bitch of a smaller build to one. Pretty head and correct outline, another nice mover shown in good condition. 

3rd Mrs C & Miss M Hills Shimmeree Chantilly Lace JW 

 

OR/LCB 6:0 

1st Mrs J & Mrs K Doherty & Van Der Schaff Crème Anglaise’s La Colle Noire 

1st in post graduate 

2nd Mrs C Osbourne Loroli Let’s Do It With Derohan 

2nd in veteran 

3rd Miss JE Docherty Dutch CH Crème Anglaise’s Sacre Coeur ( IMP NLD) 

     

Judge Ashley Place