- Date: 08/06/2019
- Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
- Judge: Martyn J Rees Contact Judge
- Published Date: 09/06/2019
Lagotto Romagnolo Club of Great Britain
Special Award Classes
The Lagotto Romagnolo Club of Great Britain held its summer Open Single Breed Show and I was honoured to be invited to Judge the 3 Special Award Classes where I was fortunate enough to have many fine examples of the breed to assess.
The hospitality afforded to me throughout my day was second to none and the entire day was further made very memorable by the friendliness and warmth that I experienced from all at the show from exhibitors to club and committee members alike.
Special Yearling (10, 3abs):
1ST Nelson, Miss J, Ferguson, Mrs L and Baker, Mrs M, Mizani Diori Over Savio: A dog of nearly 2 years of age and coming together nicely. Very good overall quality. Presented an excellent balanced outline. Correct head proportions with strong muzzle. Correct, clean and complete dentition. Short, muscular and slightly arched neck into well placed shoulders. Well ribbed. Short strong loin. Good topline and correct tailset. Strong well-muscled hindquarters. Moved well. Very good coat texture.
2ND Ferguson, Mrs L, Crispino Della Caveja: A dog of just 18 months whom I have judged and rewarded well before. He is without doubt for me a superb example of the breed. I just felt today that he was going through a period of change and my first placed exhibit looked more finished on the day. He stands square. Head of correct proportions with ears that are moderately large and correctly set slightly above the level of eye, correct, clean and complete dentition, strong neck into very well placed shoulders, compact strong body, close fitting elbows, strong short loin, well ribbed, excellent bone and feet, moderate hind angulation, moved very well.
3RD Light, Mrs M, Moonreed Bella
Special Open Dog (6, 2abs):
1ST MCallister, Ms P, Mizani Diorbe Of Slovakia: A dog of just over 2 years of age. Extremely well balanced and presented and shown in stunning condition. Upstanding male with absolute ring presence, correctly made all through. Balanced showing good breed type. Head of correct proportions, with skull moderately broad and ears that are high set. Strong muzzle with correct, clean and complete dentition. Strong short, slightly neck into moderate layback of shoulder and corresponding return of upper arm. Elbows set close to brisket. Well ribbed back with short, strong loin of optimum length. Strong hindquarters with hocks that are square and well let down. Correct coat. Moved and handled extremely well.
2ND Tollerfield, Mr & Mrs K J & S C, Gaesten Top Tinker: Dog of just over 2 years of age. Well balanced and correct to breed type - square in profile. Pleasing head, strong muzzle and correct, clean and complete dentition, strong, slightly arched neck into well placed shoulders with elbows that are close fitting. Compact body with short loin and strong hindquarters. Moved very well. My first placed exhibit just had the edge on coat and movement today.
3RD Williams, Ms V and Jeff Carless, Rumolboys Alban Eilir
Special Open Bitch (6):
1ST Monk, Mr & Mrs J W & G & L, Mizani Diorbe Of Vienna: A beautiful, feminine bitch of just over 2 years. Extremely well balanced and correct to breed type in all areas. Square in profile. Correct and balanced head proportions, strong muzzle, correct, clean and complete dentition, strong neck, which is slightly arched into well placed shoulders and corresponding return of upper arm with elbows that are close fitting. Correct length of leg. Compact body that is well ribbed with short loin and strong hindquarters. Correct coat texture. She was handled to perfection responding to her handler with accurate movement both fore, aft and in side profile.
2ND Ferguson, Mrs L, Mizani Jola Briar: Bitch of 5 years of age and after checking my catalogue I note that she is the dam to my first placed exhibit. Balanced and correct in type. Overall, a very nice bitch with much to like about her. Head of correct proportions, strong muzzle and correct, clean and complete dentition, she has a short strong neck that leads into well placed shoulders. Compact body with short loin and strong moderately angulated hindquarters. Moved well.
3RD Williams, Ms V and Jeff Carless, Fullforce Floral Dancer:
Martyn J Rees (Judge)