• Date: 24/02/2019
  • Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
  • Judge: Helen Upton Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 07/04/2019

Kent County Canine Association

Kent County Canine Association  

Sunday 24th February 2019  

Miss H A Upton  

(Roydack)  

 

I would like to thank the committee for inviting me to judge here today, they provided me with a quality entry and a lovely sized ring for the gundogs to stretch their legs in. The sunshine being out was an added bonus.  

AVNSC Gundog 

Puppy (10:7) 

1st  HEINAARON TOFANA DI ROZES (IMP FIN),  Bracco Italiano, a chestnut male full of breed type correct size and shape for the breed and a balanced picture. Masculine head of correct proportion with a gentle expression. Well boned and muscled up however, would prefer a little less weight on him. Nice clean outline with well rounded neck leading into good lay of shoulders, good amount of forechest, well ribbed up with deep chest. Strong rear angulation which he showed to his advantage when he settled on the move. Handler needs to work on presentation. Best AVNSC Puppy and Puppy Group 4  

2nd SWANTONWOOD GOLD LEAF, Flat Coated Retriever , 11 month old, Pretty bitch who oozed confidence, she is with dark eye and correct head shape, the overall outline of this bitch was spoilt by handler. Well ribbed up with correct depth and length to the ribcage. Moved well with enthusiasm wagging her tail all the way round, I just preferred the strength in rear angulation to 1 today.  

3rd TYRECHGYN BELIEVE YOU WILL AT CANEMAMANS, Bracco Italiano  

Junior (9:2)  

1st ZAKOVA HELLZ BELLS, German Shorthaired Pointer, that oozes breed type, well presented in immaculate condition, coat gleaming in the sunshine today. Masculine, full of energy and when you look at can tell he can work a whole day in the field.  Correct head proportions with an expression of mischievousness but still keeping the eye soft. Nice clean outline and completely balanced throughout. This boy showed he was made correctly by his reach from the front followed up by his strong driving action from his rear. Moved with purpose and drive covering the ground with ease and holding his topline. One I will be watching for in the future.  

2nd SORBUS DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY, English Setter, a good quality Orange Belton male, very typey and nice to see no over exaggeration, presented in good coat and condition. Masculine head with soft expression, well ribbed up with plenty of depth to chest, well defined forechest, with straight front. Level topline which was kept on the move. Moved with purpose and covered the ground with drive and enthusiasm.    

3rd SABISABI BLACKFOOT KIMI, American Cocker Spaniel 

  

Post Grad (6:2) 

1st BARLEYARCH SKYE AT LONGBARROW, German Shorthaired Pointer, Wow I have admired this bitch from the ringside and she did not disappoint. She isn’t the largest of girls but she is completely balanced throughout. Pretty head with gentle expression, very good neck, short back with level topline. Well angulated front and rear with nice tight feet (nails need cutting) moved around the ring with drive and enthusiasm and with the correct showgirl attitude to win her Best AVNSC Gundog and the Gundog Group.   

2nd MIZANI DIORBE OF VIENNA, Lagotto Romagnolo, this lovely Lagotto was full of personality and one I couldn’t take my eyes off. Correct in size and shape. Head of correct proportion to the body and an expression that made me smile. Correct length in neck and well muscled throughout, good angulation front and rear, moved well around the ring a real show girl.  

3rd LEADER LINE KVINTO STAR (IMP BLR), American Cocker Spaniel 

Open (9:2)  

1st SH CH WINHAMPTON OVER THE YARDARM OF HARRIFIELD JW ShCM, Clumber Spaniel, a well-known Clumber Spaniel, completely worthy of his title, a true showman shown in immaculate condition. Very masculine in outline full of substance and standing on good feet. Masculine head with clean eye, and a gentlemans expression. Nice strong neck leading into a correct length of back and well muscled. Well ribbed up and depth of chest correct for breed. Showed off his correct front and rear angulation on the move where he powered around the ring, wagging his tail but keeping his topline as he moved. RBAVNSC 

2nd THANDIWE LAST TANGO OF TYMORA ShCM, Field Spaniel, a masculine field spaniel who was presented well, I would prefer a little less of him. Masculine head slightly longer in foreface than I prefer, nice expression and size of head correct to body proportions. Well boned and muscle in all the right places. Moved well.   

3rd MANCHELA HUGO BOSS JW ShCM, Cocker Spaniel  

AV GUNDOG VETERAN (12:3) 

A class full of quality and showing the longevity of the gundog breeds.  

1st SH CH/IR SH CH MOOLOU MINSTEREL AT HOOKWOOD JW ShCM, Pointer, Wow this 8 ½ year old male showed all the youngsters how to do it today. Owned the ring from the moment he walked in. Masculine in outline, clean lines, well balanced, well ribbed up. Shown to his advantage with handler moving him out at the right speed which meant he could power around the ring, showing that he is constructed well as reaching from the fore and driving from the rear meant he covered the ground with ease and he has that little extra thing called ‘sparkle’ that makes him a perfect showman. This male truly showed the longevity of the gundog breeds today.     

2nd GEMSWIN DENNIS THE MENACE AT MADDOUSE, Flat coated retriever. Another 8 ½ year old dog in his prime. Substantial male with correct body proportions, well boned and full of muscle in all the right places. Masculine head, with gentle expression, good length of neck into well laid shoulders, well ribbed up deep in brisket. Moved really well and full of character on the move slashing tail action as he covered the ground.  

3rd SH CH NORRISS NORTHERN TORPEDO, Sussex Spaniel  

 

Pointers  

Junior (6:1)  

1st PENDAN ZELIE TO ALOZIA. Pretty bitch who oozed confidence, clean outline, well balanced with good spring and depth of chest. Good oval bone, tight feet. Movement proved she was constructed well, smooth driving action from the rear covering the ground with ease. RBOB. 

2nd DROVEBOROUGH’S SMOOTH MOVER. I loved this dog, he is presented in good condition, well balanced and one that attracts the eye due to his attitude. Masculine head, with kind eye, long muscular neck, leading into well laid shoulders, straight in front, well let down brisket with good spring of rib, strong rear angulation, excellent bend of stifle and standing on nice tight feet. Moved with purpose and drive holding his topline and covering the ground with ease. BP and Gundog Puppy Group 2.  

3rd PIPEAWAY TEASING GEORGIA AT HOOKWOOD  

 

Post Grad (4:1)  

I thoroughly enjoyed this class, it was nice to see a class of pointer so typical of breed type.  

1st PLUNGEVALE QUEEN OF HEARTS AT JIMAURA. Black and white bitch, pretty bitch feminine in type. A head of good proportions with a clear defined stop, arched neck into well laid shoulders, good body proportions with nice spring of rib. Good front and rear assembly, handler did over stretch her on the stack. Moved out well, covering the ground with drive and enthusiasm.  

2nd KENWARDGOLD MINNIE ME. Finer overall than 1 and lacking slightly in enthusiasm. Pretty Bitch with a lovely expression. Moved well just didn’t have her show attitude with her today.  

3rd MEDOGOLD BLACK BETTY AT KANANASKIS  

Open (3:2)  

1st PYTCHLEY CHASING THE DREAM FOR HOOKWOOD. 2 year old black and white male, balanced dog with clean lines. Masculine head of correct proportions with a noble expression. straight front, with tight elbows and sloping pasterns, well ribbed up, with good depth of brisket, strong in rear angulation well let down hocks. Strong mover and one that owns the ring on the move. BOB and Gundog Group 2  

English Springer Spaniels  

Junior (1:0)  

1st MEADOWDALE LUTHER VANDROSS AT SEASPRING. 14th Month old black and white male presented in super coat and condition. Masculine head with dark eye, muscular neck of correct length leading into well placed shoulders, level topline with correct tail set, plenty of heart and lung room, well coupled, good front and rear assembly with lovely bend of stifle, standing on tight feet. Moved with drive and enthusiasm around the ring. RBOB 

Post Grad (4:2)  

1st MEADOWDALE LUTHER VANDROSS AT SEASPRING. As per Junior 

2nd CASSAPPLE LINDYHOP. I preferred the overall balance of 1, Liver a white bitch with tan markings, prettiest of heads, with  lovely kind expression in the eyes, I would prefer a cleaner neck. Moved well but would like her to be moved faster by handler.   

Open (2:0)  

1st DEXBENELLA ATTICUS FINCH. A 2 year old dog presented well, compact in size with a balanced outline. He is well put together correct body proportions. Lovely Head with a nice expression, would like a little more length to neck however well-muscled and flows into well laid shoulders. Good front angulation, good bend of stifle at the rear and well-muscled thigh, however on the move would like to see a little more drive from the rear as reaches well from the front. BOB 

2nd SEASPRING BECALMED. Pretty black and white bitch, feminine in stature and presenting a finer outline than 1. Nothing over exaggerated with this bitch, she presents a balanced outline, good spring and depth of chest, strong in loin, stronger in rear than fore, Moved well.  

Gundog Group  

My first time judging the gundog group and I thank my fellow judges for sending through some lovely examples of the breeds.  

1st GSP - BARLEYARCH SKYE AT LONGBARROW  

As Per my GSP critiques 

2nd POINTER - PYTCHLEY CHASING THE DREAM AT HOOKWOOD 

As Per my Pointer critiques  

3rd GORDON SETTER – KYUNA OLYMPIC ARROW OF TYMORA ShCM  

4th GOLDEN RETRIEVER – CALAROSE PRECIOUS GEM  

Gundog Puppy Group  

1st GOLDEN RETRIEVER -CALAROSE PRECIOUS GEM. A beautiful example of the breed, one I liked a lot in the adult group and placed 4th. Pretty bitch, presented in good coat and condition. Nothing over exaggerated in this girl and hope she remains this way. Moved well and was so happy on the move wagging her tail throughout and really enjoying her day.   

2nd POINTER – PENDAN ZELIE TO ALOZIA 

As Per my pointer critiques  

3rd LABRADOR RETRIEVER – WINSLEYWOOD WILD DAISY  

4th BRACCO ITALIANO – HEINAARON TOFANA DI ROZES (IMP FIN)