• Date: 26/01/2019
  • Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
  • Judge: Robert Jones Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 07/04/2019

Lichfield Canine Society

Lichfield Canine Society
26th of January
Soft - Coated Wheaten Terriers

I'd like to thank everyone for their entry and the society for the invitation.
Some very nice dogs to go over and some very promising youngsters amongst them.
I found no mouths of any concern, or poor tailsets, untidy ears or light eyes. For the purpose of this critique
all exhibits mentioned were heavy coated.

Puppy 1 (0)
1st Sawheaten Kiss From a Rose (B)
Lovely young showgirl of a nice size with feminine features. Construction all as it should be for 11months.Good mouth with a correct scissor bite. Movement from her was effortless and will be a great asset when she matures. Puppy coat of nice texture and softness and length. Will be right up there challenging the best as she develops. Delighted to see her shortlisted in a strong Puppy group. BP

Jnr 2 (1)
Eblanahalls Silkbeard (D)
For the purpose of transparency this young boy is sired by one of our own dogs and it was nice to go over him properly in the ring. He is of a good size with a strong head. Nice clean bite with large canines. His construction is sound and quite well developed for 15 months. Presented with a lovely shiny coat which in 12 months should be his forte. His movement was good overall but he can be a little bit distracted by events but will I'm sure will be better in a larger ring with less things to concern him. He has bags of potential and it's hard to see him not doing very well.

PG 4 (1)
1st Silkcroft Freeze Frame (D)
A dog of a nice size and construction with a masculine head and correct bite. Well balanced and seemed quite at home in the ring and moved out very well. Coat was nice and soft in the adolescence stage, slightly richer in colour than most exhibits which should develop nicely with age. Again, a dog with a very promising future indeed. RBOB

2nd Emalot Sweet Child of Mine (B)
A lovely young girl with good soft coat with wave of lighter colour. Body compact and square in proportions. Moved out confidently with purpose. An overall tidy young bitch with lots on her side.

3rd Eblanahalls Teckle Ish (D)

Open 3 (1)
Emalot Santa Maria (B)
1st She reminds me of another fabulous bitch I judged in 2014 that was of a similar age which at that point had won no CC's and went on to become a CH. This bitch is at her peak and it shows. Lovely shape and construction with a great coat and beard which has come on with age. Hard to pick fault with her today as she was presented in a way that I like. Movement was good and complimented by others in the terrier group. BOB

2nd Janeyjimjams Jubilee Star at Starzak ShCM (D)
A smart well presented dog with good overall features. Strong masculine head. He has a pleasing expression and nature, clean bite with correctly placed canines. Nice soft coat with good colour. His movement was good however a little distracted today by events however challenged hard for RBOB.

Rob Jones (Silverluka)