• Date: 10/02/2019
  • Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
  • Judge: Martyn J Rees Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 07/04/2019

Large Munsterlander Club

The Large Munsterlander Club held its Breed Open Show and celebrated its 100TH Anniversary.


I would like to sincerely thank the Officers and Committee of The Large Munsterlander Club for inviting me to Judge at their Club open show – it was indeed a great honour for me on a special day for me. The hospitality extended to me throughout the entire day was exceptional.


My gracious thanks are also extended to my stewards who provided me with help and efficiency in keeping things flowing and of course to the exhibitors for their sporting appreciation of my decisions and for trusting me with their dogs, I am very grateful to you all.


One point that I feel I must make and it is advice rather than criticism, some very nice exhibits were not placed as highly as they would have been if shown in a more professional manner rather than letting the dog dictate the way it was shown.  


Minor Puppy Dog – (2):


1ST Simpson, Ms C A & Johnston, Mrs L, Ekkolander Dark Madness At Leriton: 7 months of age, good head and expression, correctly set ears, full, clean and complete dentition, good length of neck into well placed shoulders, very good bone all through, moderate hind angulation, tight feet short nails, moved well.


2ND O’Brien, Mr I, Ekkolander Dark Shadow: Litter brother to the eventual class winner, again similar comments apply to my first placed dog, of a good type and well made, moved well, I just preferred the head on first placed dog at this age.


Puppy Dog – (5):


1ST Gronow, Mrs H, Cazooska Lilys Gin Fizz: At 9 months of age I thought this dog presented a pleasing overall picture and showing good breed type. He is well balanced with good head and dark eye. Correct, clean and complete dentition, good length of neck, which was slightly arched into well placed shoulders, correct rib to loin ratio. He needs to develop more in his chest but this should come with age. Moderate hind angulation, tight feet with short nails. Moved well. I was very pleased to award him Best Puppy Dog, Best Puppy In Breed and Best Puppy In Show


2ND Simpson, Ms C A & Johnston, Mrs L, Ekkolander Dark Madness At Leriton  


3rd Edwards, Mr & Mrs L & M, Quilesta Orpheus: 9 months of age, pleasing head with dark eye and alert expression. Correct, clean and complete dentition, presented a pleasing outline, good bone, tight feet, short nails, moved well


Junior Dog – (1):


1ST Gronow, Mrs H, Cazooska Lilys Gin Fizz   


Novice Dog – (1):


1ST Powell, Ms J E & Murrell, Mr A E, Crumpsbrook Woodrush: I really was quite taken by this dog in outline and profile. At 19 months, a really striking dog who presented in super hard condition and extremely well made all through. Excels in bone and with the tightest of feet and short nails, typical head and expression, dark eye, complete and clean dentition, well ribbed, moderate turn of stifle – eventually moved steadily once settled but could have moved more freely.






Graduate Dog – (4, 1abs):


1ST Day, Mrs M I & Mr M E, Waldo Vom Busshof Mit Alfriston (Imp) Deu: A dog of 19 months of age that has much potential. Full of breed type. Very good head and dark eye, high set ears, correct, clean and complete dentition, strong slightly arched neck into well placed shoulders and corresponding return of upper arm, wide chest with good depth, well sprung ribs, strong hindquarters and well turned stifles and hocks well let down with parallel cannon bones, tight feet with short nails, long dense coat, moved well and soundly but, I believe with practice and a larger ring cold move much better. My pleasure to award him a well deserved Reserve Best Dog.


2ND Powell, Ms J E & Murrell, Mr A E, Crumpsbrook Woodrush


3rd Gregory, Mr A & Mrs C, Jaudas Let It Rock: Balanced, with pleasing head and expression, correct, clean and complete dentition, well placed shoulders, good bone all through, moderate turn of stifle, tight feet, short nails moved well.


Post Graduate Dog – (3, 1abs):


1ST Day, Mrs M I & Mr M E, Waldo Vom Busshof Mit Alfriston (Imp) Deu 


2ND Powell, Ms J E & Murrell, Mr A E, Crumpsbrook Woodrush


Limit Dog – (3, 1abs):


1ST Miller, Miss S, Quilesta So Majestic Of Rockfest: At just 3 years of age, this dog has it all, He excels in breed type, conformation and construction. Presented in absolutely stunning cosmetic and hard muscular condition. Excellent head shape and proportions with dark eye and correctly high set ears. Correct, clean and complete dentition. Strong, slightly arched neck into well placed shoulders and corresponding return of upper arm, with the correct topline showing a gradual smooth slope from the wither to croup. Excels in width and depth of chest. Good length of rib cage with strong, short loin. His hindquarters are well muscled and he has excellent bone and the tightest of feet with short nails. On the move he is sound and true – showing a good open side gait and driving from his rear quarters. I had no hesitation in awarding him Best Dog and my absolute pleasure to award him Best In Show – I will follow his progress and show career with interest.


2ND Day, Mrs M I & Mr M E, Raycris Constantin At Alfriston: Very nice overall type of dog and well balanced and masculine all through. Pleasing head that was just a little too strong for me with dark eye and correct, clean and complete dentition. Good angulation both fore and aft. Strong hindquarters. Tight, neat feet with short nails. Moved well.


Open Dog – (1):


1ST Jenks, Mr D, Kalabagh Lightening; A dog of 5 years of age, I liked this dog, very good overall balance, good head in both shape and proportions with dark eye. Correct, clean and complete dentition. Correct forehand angulation with good depth of chest and well-ribbed back leading to strong hindquarters. Excellent bone and feet with short nails. Moved out well.


Special Working Dog – (1):


1ST Lloyd, Miss K J & Smith, Mr M J, Ch Crumpsbrook Bayleaf Von Rulander: A very pleasing dog both in outline and quality and of 4 years of age. After checking my catalogue I notice that he is a full Champion and I should say a very worthy Champion. Excellent head, with dark eye and correctly set ears. Correct, clean and complete dentition. Good lay of shoulder and return of upper arm – being critical, he would benefit from a little more length in the upper arm. Well ribbed back leading to short loin and strong hindquarters and well let down hocks and parallel cannon bones. Quality bone all through, tight feet and short nails. Moved with drive, accurate both fore, aft and in profile, showing good open side gait.




Veteran Dog – (1):


1ST Middleton, Dr C J, Sh Ch Raycris Quite Amazing Von Zelewen CDex UDex: A dog of 8 years of age and a complete credit to his owner, presented in fit and very hard condition. Impressed with his overall balance and typical outline. Excellent head with dark eye and correctly set ears. Correct, clean and complete dentition. Strong neck, which is slightly arched into excellent forehand assembly and good width and depth of chest. Well sprung ribs, short loin and well-muscled hindquarters. Quality bone all through, tight, well knuckled feet and short nails. On the move he is sound, true and accurate both fore, aft and in profile demonstrating – showing a good open side gait whilst driving from the rear. Reserve Best Veteran In Show


Minor Puppy Bitch – (3, 1abs):


1ST Miller, Miss S, Ekkolander Dark Russian: At just 7 months of age, lovely feminine head and expression with dark eye, correct, clean and complete dentition, longer cast than I would have ideally preferred but well made all through with good bone, tight feet and short nails. Moved well. Reserve Best Puppy In Show


2ND Saynor, Mrs K M, Ekkolander Dark Rivva: Litter sister to my class winner. A little ‘bum high’ at this moment in her development stage, pleasing head and expression, correct, clean and complete dentition, well placed shoulders , good hind angulation, tight feet with short nails, moved well


Puppy Bitch – (4):


1ST Miller, Miss S, Ekkolander Dark Russian


2ND Saynor, Mrs K M, Ekkolander Dark Rivva 


3rd Middleton, Dr C J & Tordoff, Miss A, Quilesta Octavia: A pleasing bitch of just 9 months of age, pleasing head and expression with dark eye, Correct, clean and complete dentition, good length of neck into well placed shoulder, good bone, slightly too tucked up, moved well on tight feet with short nails.


Junior Bitch – (2):


1ST Ward, Mrs H J, Braccpoint Song Of The Wind For Gemiorien: A bitch of 17 months of age, good balanced outline, feminine head and expression with dark eye, correct, clean and complete dentition. Good forehand assembly with good width and depth of chest for age. Well-ribbed back with good tailset and well shaped hindquarters and well let down hocks. Tight, neat feet with short nails. Moved well to win the class - just not as positive in the challenge.


2ND Jordan, Mrs D, Quilesta Odessa: A bitch of just 8 months of age, much finer than I would like all through, she did not look happy today, which showed during the class and on the move. Feminine head and expression, correct, clean and complete dentition, clean neck into well-placed shoulder, good hind quarters, tight feet with short nails.


Graduate (4, 1abs):


1ST Ward, Mrs H J, Braccpoint Song Of The Wind For Gemiorien


2ND Putnam, Mrs N F, Mr S R & Putnam, Miss J R C, Asterpoint Faraday: 22 months bitch of good proportions and balanced but for me slightly too wide in front, which showed up on the move when coming back in towards me. Lovely head and expression, correct, clean and complete dentition, pleasing forehand assembly, moderate hind angulation, good bone and feet with short nails, well muscled, moved well.


3rd Shemming, Miss A, Quilesta Just Captivating: A pleasing bitch with a lovely head and expression, with the exception of her bone she was much too fine all through for me to the point that I worried about her. Correct, clean and complete dentition, well placed shoulder, moderate hind angulation, tight, neat feet with short nails, moved well but she did not look happy.

.





Post Graduate Bitch – (3, 1abs):


1ST Saynor, Mrs K M, Ekkolander’s Indian Summer: Well presented and balanced bitch with good bone, good head and expression, correct, clean and complete dentition, strong slightly arched neck into good forehand assembly, deep chest and moderately angulated hindquarters, tight, well-knuckled feet with short nails, moved well.


2ND Price, Mr & Mrs D & S, Darkensky Milano: A bitch of 22 months of age and of pleasing overall type well made all through. Feminine head and expression, correct, clean and complete dentition, clean neck into good forehand and hind assembly - unfortunately she paced at all times when asked to move.


Limit Bitch – (5):


1ST Ogle, Mrs C & Butler, Mr R, Ursel Vom Ahler Esch At Raycris: The overall balance of this 3½ year of old bitch really stood out, which is where she scored and on type too. She has an excellent head, which is sufficiently broad with high ear carriage and correct, clean and complete dentition. Strong neck. Very good shoulder placement and corresponding return of upper arm with good depth and width of brisket. Well-sprung ribcage into a short loin and powerful hindquarters. Moved well and accurately both fore and aft and in profile. Reserve Best Bitch


2ND James, Miss S, Crumpsbrook Angelica: Close call between 1st and 2nd as I liked them both but were of differing types. Extremely feminine bitch, finer than my class winner, of good size and proportions, good head and lovely expression, correct clean and complete dentition, strong clean neck into well placed shoulders, well sprung ribs et well back, strong hindquarters, tight feet with short nails, moved very well. 


3rd O’Connell, Mr T J & Mrs L, Jaudas Look At Me: . Very typical bitch with pleasing head and expression. Correct, clean and complete dentition. Good forehand angulation with good depth of chest. Strong hindquarters. Moved freely.


Open Bitch – (4,1abs):


1ST Robbins, Mr & Mrs A & L, Destanli Jedda’s Diamond: A bitch of good type and proportions that scored for me on head and substance, very workmanlike with correct, clean and complete dentition, good forehand assembly, deep chest and moderate stifle, good bone, tight feet and short nails, moved very well. 


2ND Trowsdale, Mrs C D & Mr P, Quilesta So Special At Cazooska: A bitch of good balance and proportions and of good. Pleasing head with soft expression. Correct, clean and complete dentition. Good shoulder and upper arm. Level topline with correct tail set. Moderate turn of stifle. Tight feet with short nails, moved well


3rd Butler, Mrs B M & Mr D A, Ichbin Jaunty Of Jendella’s: A pleasing bitch with a lovely head and expression, clean, correct and complete dentition, good forehand assembly, strong neck, muscled hindquarters, good feet with short nails – didn’t move with the fluidity and flow of the first and second exhibits.


Special Working Bitch – (1):


1ST Ogle & Butler’s, CH Raycris Freya JW: The epitome of the breed standard and an honour to assess her again. Outstanding bitch with no exaggerated features and forms the template for me in this breed and should to up and coming Judges of this breed. Correct length to body ratio. Correct, clean and complete dentition. Head well proportioned to body on strong muscular neck, which is slightly arched. Chest wide with very good depth of brisket. Shoulders well laid back with corresponding return of upper arm, strong back and short loin, well muscled thighs with well let down hocks and parallel cannon bones. In very good coat. Moved well to win Best bitch - even though the smaller ring probably didn’t suit her.

Today, she was beaten in the Best In Show Challenge by in my humble opinion, an outstanding dog with a very bright future ahead of him. However, it was my absolute pleasure to award her, Reserve Best In Show, Best Opposite Sex and Best Veteran In Show.

 

Veteran Bitch – (4,1abs):


1ST Darby, Sh Ch Brockchime Besta Both To Incadar: Very typical bitch of pleasing overall type with excellent head and expression. Correct, clean and complete dentition. Correct forehand angulation with good depth and width of chest. Strong hindquarters with excellent bone, tight feet and short nails. Moved freely and accurately both fore, aft and in side profile.  


2ND Ellis, Mrs J S & Mr J S, Sh Ch Raycris Calista JW: I absolutely loved the overall type and balance of this bitch. Beautiful and correct in head and expression with good earset and correct, clean and complete dentition. Clean neck into well-placed shoulders and return of upper arm, deep and wide chest, strong hindquarters, feet neat tight with short nails. Sadly, she pinned in front, which ultimately cost her.


3RD Ward, Mrs J H, Incadar Illuminare For Gemoirien: What a great credit this lovely lady is both to the breed and to her owner at just over 11 years of age. She has retained a pleasing head type and soft expression, correct, clean and complete dentition, clean neck into well placed shoulders, deep chest, good hindquarters and neat feet. She moved as a lady of her years was entitled to, with dignity but became a little unsound just on the final part of her individual movement assessment. To her owner, I say thank you so much for allowing me to Judge your lovely girl.



Martyn J Rees (Judge)