• Date: 08/02/2020
  • Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
  • Judge: Lee Cox Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 10/02/2020

Swansea & District Canine Club

Swansea & Dist CC

8th February 2020

A real delight to judge at this friendly show and I thank the committee for the kind invitation. A good entry for this day and age and so a late finish, I would also like to thank the exhibitors for their patience and good humour. I had the pleasure of some excellent stewards today, which made my day even more enjoyable. Thank you.

Best in Show went to the young but impressive Neapolitan Mastiff. Mafi’s TOMMASO GOFREDOS TARO. What a really good dog this is, still not finished but brim full of quality and his soundness is amazing. His head is a delight without any form of exaggeration, yet still typical. He is in optimum condition and his movement was a joy to watch. His owners/ breeders are to be commended.

Reserve Best In Show was the really lovely Pekingese Thomas’ MERITOROUS DAZZLE N DAZE. This breeder is certainly producing some top class Pekes at the moment and this is definitely one of them. Presented to perfection and so very sound on the move. His head and expression are a delight. Excellent body shape and first-class front. Picks up heavy. Champion in the making for sure.

Best Puppy In Show: The Belgian Shepherd Dog (Groendendael) Morris’ CAIRBAR SPELLBINDING. What an exciting prospect this is. Super for type and already all of a piece. Her head and expression impressed me, she is of the correct shape and in good coat. On her toes at all times and attentive. Her movement was brisk and totally sound. Has a future I’m sure. Really good one

Reserve Best Puppy in Show and by a whisker was the equally delightful Dachshund (Wire Haired) Matthews’ WYENOT COME FLY WITH ME OVER SONHAM. Really impressed me when going over as she is totally balanced and has a super shape. Super head properties, firm topline and well-set tail. Coat of excellent texture. On the move she is super sound and has some style to her too. In superb condition. Really liked her and it was the fact that after a long day, her attention just started to wain a little on the move that tipped the balance. Another that I hope will carry a title.

Best Veteran In Show went to the evergreen Welsh Corgi (Pembroke) Davies’ CH & RUS CH ERMYN SNOW KNIGHT. What a cracker and totally belying his 11 years. Superb head and expression, strong neck and firm topline. In the most amazing condition. His movement was an object lesson to some of the youngsters and on this form, I could still see him winning CC’s. A joy to judge

Reserve Best Veteran in Show went to a favourite of mine, the Beagle Roderick’s BARTERHOUND RAZZLE. She is such a charmer and another who belies her age. Typically Beagle and always on the look out for that sausage, she is still super sound. Full of type, in super condition and absolutely enjoying her day out.

Pastoral:

BSD (Tervueren)

Open

1: King’s NIAELLE ZENOS OF GRIZWOLD SHCM, 6 yr old who was blowing her coat today. Good for type and size, correct in action, pleasing head and expression. BOB

BSD (Groenendael)

Grad:

1: Morris’ CAIRBAR SPELLBINDING. See above BOB BP

2: Phillips’ CAIRBAR SPELLCASTER, litter sister to the above but not as forward as yet. She also pleases in head, but she needs to get her mind into what it’s all about. Just a tad erratic today.

Open

1: Morris’ CAIRBAR DREAM WEAVER, good for size and pleases in expression. A tiny bit on edge today and not quite settled. On the move he is typical in action in profile, once he settled into the job in hand. In good condition.

Border Collie

Grad

1: Carter’s CARTEZZ PALOMA, young girl coming along on the right lines. Produces a typical outline in profile, carrying herself correctly . Pleases in head . In good coat and condition.

2: Warren’s MEISTERWERK SKOMER, young boy going through a teenage stage at the moment and just a tad proud of his tail on the move. Good for size and in super condition. Once he settles, he’ll be away

Open

1: Garland’s TONKORY ROYALE SHCM, mature boy in good coat and super condition. Masculine head with a super expression. Carries himself well in profile and correct on the out and back. BOB

Collie (Smooth)

Grad

1: Martin & Howard’s SHANDLIMAN BLU CHIEF, very promising 11-month-old blue Merle . Super for size, he produces a correct outline. Masculine head and uses his ears . Moves out well when settled. In optimum condition. Has a future I’m sure. BOB and BP

Collie (Rough)

Grad

1: Flower’s SERENALS HEAVEN IN BLU, quite beautiful blue merle bitch. Her head and expression are delightful. She is the correct type and totally balanced. In beautiful condition and full coat. On the move she is absolutely true and holds her outline correctly. Champion quality for sure BOB

2: Phillip’s SERENLAS INCA’S GOLD, 7-month-old sable with a delightful temperament. A little erratic on the move today but she can be forgiven this. In good coat. Time is on her side, keep going! BP

Open:

1: Morey & Aikman’s WELANGA BUSH TUCKER WITH BROOKYNUT SHCM, tri colour male nearing his veteran years. Won the class on front and depth of chest. Pleases for outline and moves on the right track

2: Flower’s SERENALS KEEPING FAITH, delightfully headed tri girl in super condition. I would just prefer more width in front and a tad more heart room. Pleases for type.

Bearded Collie

Grad

1: Cooper’s TYBURY’S SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, pleased for type and she is very good to go over. Her head is delightful and expression superb. Not in the best of coat today and a tiny bit proud of her tail on the move. She won the class on positivity in front . BOB

2: Betts & Bush’s WINTERLYN HEAVEN CAN WAIT WITH PIPADENE, 7-month-old puppy full of potential, she is a delight on the stack. On the move today she was just a tad erratic in front, and this cost her, has a very bright future I’m sure. BP

3; Kitchen’s CEILMAR WISE MAN

Open

1: Kitchen’s HIGHGLADE ANGEL OF DREAMS, 8-year-old lady who is in absolutely superb condition and is a credit to her owner. Pleases for type and size. Moves ok really enjoying her day.

Swedish Vallhund

Open

1: Stockbridge’s CH VALLADAR CALL OF DUTY, very smart young man who loves the sound of his own voice. Very pleasing for type, he has an excellent head and expression. Completely balanced and moves on the right track BOB

2: Price’s STARVON YOU GOT IT AT CONINGSBEAR SHCM, 8-year-old boy in super condition. Just showing his age in topline today and not the front of the winner. He is good for size and he is correct in head shape.

3: Antieul’s FEUERVALE’S TORCHWOOD. BP

Finnish Lapphund

Open

1: Williams’ RYCAMRHIA BRIANNA IN TINLAND. Pleases for size, carries herself correctly and coming into coat. Uses her ears very well to produce a pleasing expression. Workmanlike girl who moved out well. BOB

Samoyed

Grad

1: Webb & Bates’ ROSSKAJA NOOR OL AIN, 15-month-old who presents a very pleasing outline in profile. Coat of good texture. Decent head and expression, although showing a little winter pigment at the moment. Moves out on the right track and is a delightful character.

Open

1: Webb & Bates’ ROSSKAJA SHOW ME THE WORLD , super head and expression and very good pigment . Uses her ears well and is alert and on her toes. Good to go over. She moved on the right track. BOB

Welsh Corgi (Pembroke)

Open D

1: Jones’ CERANDA SURF’S UP, pleases in head properties and moved on the right track . A tad long but keeps his topline.

2: Bale’s BALLETCOR KNIGHTS CRUSADE IR JNR CH, up to size and not the head of the winner. Moved ok

3: Name not supplied

Open B

1: Davies’ SECRET STARLIGHT EXPRESS INTO ERMYN, super bitch, delightful head and expression. Full of type and produces a super outline. Moved out well and is sound as a pound. Good one BOB

2: Williams’ TWINAN DIPPED IN CHOCOLATE AT TREBETTYN another very good bitch and close up. A tad tense on the table. Not as precise as the winner going away today but lots to like. Sympathetically handled.

3: Garrett’s JAHNSHAUS JENNY WREN AT BEAUMILANDS

Welsh Corgi (Cardigan)

Open D

1: Williams & James’ CH BWTHYN HEADLINER JW SHCM SHCEX, interesting class. This dog won the class on profile movement and carriage today although on another day they could easily change places. In optimum condition and handled well. Pleases for outline and type.

2: Langford’s CAPRIAN CHALLENGER JW ,close up and very similar for type, he just was not as clean in front as the winner today

3: Burgoyne & Goddard’s WATERDEEP RANGER ONE JW SHCM SHCEX

Open B

1: Langford’s CAPRIAN THE VIXEN JW, delightful bitch with a gorgeous head and expression. Balanced and typical. Moved out so well. Liked her BOB

2: Langford’s BWTHYN PRESS RELEASE OF CAPRIAN sound on the move and in good condition, she just could not match the winner in head. Balanced in outline.

Norwegian Buhund

Open

1: Vines’ CH AILORT HIGHLANDER AT PARVODENE, an old favourite of mine and this 12-year-old boy could still show some of the youngsters how it should be done. Beautiful for type and as sound as a pound. Real credit to the breed and his owner. BOB

German Shepherd Dog

Grad

1: Brown’s SWNYNANT GUILIANA, please very much in head and expression, this 8-month-old girl is well grown. Needs to firm in front but her profile action is very good. BP

Open

1: Stephens’ BRIGHTMEADOW KISS THE GIRLS, all male and as sound as a bell being firm and fit. Well-presented and handled BOB

AVNSC Pastoral

Grad

1: Jones’ WELSHMOOR HELLOFABOY, Lancashire Heeler 7 months old and full of potential. Liked him for head and expression, good for size and as sound as a pound. BAVNSC BP

2: Taylor’s WILL ASK GARFIELD, 8-month-old Laekenois who has huge potential and moved well. Just needs to get her head around what she’s got to do, and she will hit the high spots. Good to see a Laekenois of this quality.

3: name not supplied

Open

1: Jones’ WELSHMOOR HELLFIRE, 7-month-old Lancashire Heeler. Good for size, pleases in outline and moved out well

2: Kitchen’s SEVARBA CATALONIA’S ANGEL, Catalan sheepdog, pleases for size and was sound on the move

3: Merrells’ TAIGWYNION SUMMER BREEZE.

AV Pastoral

Puppy

1; Betts & Bush’s WINTERLYN HEAVEN CAN WAIT WITH PIPADENE

2: Martin & Howard’s SHANDLIMAN BLU CHIEF

3: Phillip’s SERENLAS INCA’S GOLD,

Veteran

1: Davies’ CH & RUS CH ERMYN SNOW KNIGHT. SEE ABOVE

2: Stephens CH LOCHURR SUPER TROUPER AT BRIGHTMEADOW SHCM, GSD who was so close up , in optimum condition and as a sound as a bell. His head and expression are a delight, strong all through and firm in topline. Moved out really well in a ring that didn’t’ particularly suit him. Handled perfectly as always.

3: Vines’ CH AILORT HIGHLANDER AT PARVODENE

Pastoral Group

1: Collie (Rough)

2:GSD

3:Welsh Corgi (Pembroke)

4:Welsh Corgi (Cardigan)

Pastoral Puppy Group

1: BSD (Groenendael)

2: Bearded Collie

3: Collie (Smooth)

4: GSD

Hounds

Dachshunds (Miniature Wire)

Grad

1: Mills’ MIDDLETON HUNT AT ONIASID, pretty head and expression, strong topline and correct in the move. BOB

Dachshund (Miniature Long)

Grad

1: Paterson’s MAURITZ INCOGNITO, pleasing head, good in front and moved ok when he put his mind to it. BOB

2: Paterson’s PRUNELLA PREJUDICE AVENGED, not the front of the winner, decent topline and tail set.

Open

1: Paterson’s HANISHAN TIGER IF THE NIGHT 8-year-old bitch who was enjoying her day out. Correct for size and in good condition. Moved on the right track

2: Paterson’s OBDAX LYNN’S BADGER, 7-year-old boy who was not keeping his topline today. Moved ok and pleases for head

Dachshund (Miniature Smooth)

Puppy

1: Mills’ ONIASID BLACK BOMBER, Black and Tan with a good head and expression. Balanced in outline and moved out well. Pleases very much for forehand and topline

2: Taylor’s BEACHDAX GLITTER BARBO, raw choc and Tan who shows promise but just needs a bit of time. Everything is there . Pleases in expression and moved ok in profile. Just a tad erratic on the out and back.

3: De Lacey’s GELLIJAM’S MIDNIGHT LADY OF MABELDAX

Grad

1: Beach’s LODARGEO VOLCANO, up to size but pleases very much in outline. Good forehand and topline. Moved out well on the right track. BP

2: Lewis’ GELLIJAMS TO RUSSIA WITH LUV TRIXHUND, another typey girl, just not the reach of the winner today, but a very pleasing outline stacked.

3: Rogers’ MYNYDDSTUD HERE WE GO AGAIN

Open

1: Beach’s RIOWOOD ARIZONA, good one, super for type and presents a very imposing shape. Decent head and expression. Moved out well in profile. BOB

2: Rogers’ BEACHDAX RED HOT BLAZE AY MYNYDDSTUD, pleasing for type, he too presents a pleasing picture. Not quite the ground coverage on the move as 1 today

3: Lewis’ TRIXHUND BRING ME LOVE.

Whippet

Puppy

1: Howgate & Hull’s BRYNTREIA WHISPERED LOVE AT PALMIK, delightful puppy of 11 months old. Super head and expression, decent front and correct topline. Stand over a lot of ground and moves out really well. BP

Junior

1: Colquhoun’s KIDARUKA A MOTHERS PRAYER, well presented and handled this boy is in super condition. Pleases for topline and uses himself on the move in profile. A tiny bit erratic coming towards me today

Grad

1: Owen & Brodie’s WOLFSCASTLE RUMPY PUMPY, pleases very much in outline. Super head and expression, strong topline. Moves out well and covers the ground . In superb condition.

Open

1: Howgate & Hull’s PALMIK QUEEN OF DIAMONDS JW, delightful. Superb outline and beautiful on the move. Really classy whippet. BOB

2: Williams’ LAYWAYS NOW AND FOREVER BODLON, superbly handled, this lady was unlucky to meet the winner on such form today. Decent for type and presents a very pleasing outline. Not the reach of the winner today and this was the decider RBOB

Beagle

Puppy

1: Caple’s MORSEFIELD MUDLARK, really super young dog who is champion quality for sure. He pleases very much for head and expression, super to go over and stern well set. In optimum condition, an assured future for sure. He can at times have his mind elsewhere but his quality out weighs this. BOB BP

2: Cornell’s FELINOAK DANNY BOY FROM BRONLLYS, masculine all over but balanced. He moved with style and enjoyed his day.

3: Evans’ BELLVALLEY GLADYS

Junior

1: Cornell’s FELINOAK DANNY BOY FROM BRONLLYS

Grad

1: Caple’s MORSEFIELD MUDLARK,

2: Roderick’s BARTERHOUND PRINCESS, pleases for head and expression, with that soft look that only a Beagle can give. Super for size, pleases on the out and back just not the reach in front of the youngster,

3: Anthony’s OSPREAGLE JAMAICA ME CRAZY

Open

1: Howell’s EMORLEN CHA CHA CHA, smart young girl with a pleasing head and expression. Handled beautifully. Typical in outline and moved with style holding her outline.

2: Mitchell & Wright’s HUNTSHILL TORNADO JW, this boy pleases very much for type, he’s a handful but when he puts his mind to it, he covers the ground and is very Houndy in outlook. Decent boy

3: Roderick’s BARTERHOUND RAZZLE

PBGV

Grad

1: Lewis’ TANGAER FRENCH WINE, very decent 11-month-old orange and white. Super head and expression pleases for outline and is totally balanced. When settled, moved out well. BP

2: Wheeler’s JACMIST TUESDAYS CHILD, 6-month-old and a little raw at present. Just need to settle and then she’ll be away.

Open

1: Lewis’ TANGEAR ERIQUE, good for size and pleases for type. Decent head and expression, he holds his topline on the move. Coat of superb texture BOB

Irish Wolfhound

Open

1: Pask’s CH AMARACH AARON OF BARONGLEN.super fully mature boy who has the most imposing outline, his head is noble and he carries himself so well for such a big dog. In super condition, BOB

Saluki

Grad

1; Smithson’s SUNNUSTEINS SAFANIYAH JAMIL CHISOBEE, moved well in profile. Has elegance . Pleases for expression. Balanced in outline.

Open

1: Ham’s AUS CH CRISNICK HOUDINI, super young dog, full of quality. Super head, strong neck and elegant in outline. Moves with type and soundness. Very good dog BOB

2: Smithson’s CHISOBEES CARU CYNTAF 11-year-old bitch, in super condition for her age.

Deerhound

Junior

1: Bruton & Dove’s KILBOURNE QUEEN MARY AT MIRZABAD, 9-month-old and full of fun. Pleasing type, just needs to get her act together BP

Grad

1: Lewis’ GREYHAWKS ROMANIE MISHTO OF LUCKHURST, has the correct shape and his head and expression are typical. Moved out well and was the cleanest on the out and back. BOB

2: Taylor’s COTHERSTONE DALMORE, close up and could change places on another day. Just not as clean coming and going as the winner

3: Llewellyn’s KILBOURNE MISTRESS MARTHA AT MATAHARI

Open

1: Llewellyn’s HUNKYDORY BOWIE AT KILBOURNE, imposing outline and won the class today on profile movement. Has a typical outline. RBOB

2: Adams’ STRANWIH NIA FOR ZANDAHAR, not in her best bib today and the ring just did not suit her, shame. Very sweet head and expression.

AVNSC Hound

Grad

1: Matthews’ WYENOT COME FLY WITH ME OVER SONHAM See above BAVNSC BP

2: Billingsley’s RANGALI YUM YUM, Fauve youngster of 7 months and full of potential. Really liked her and she is another with a very bright future.

3: Finch & Hopper’s ZANDAHAR XTRAORDINARY ME AT ZINZANI JW

Open

1: Lewis’ TRIXHUND HI DE HI JW, Long haired Dachshund. She is of good type, being the correct shape. Her head and expression are super. Clean on the move and holds her outline. In super condition.

2: Finch & Hopper’s ARUSHKHAN BORN TO BE WILD AT ZINZANI, Afghan presented to perfection and handled very well. In superb coat. Liked his head and expression very much, he moves with style, just lost his topline slightly in profile.

3: Matthews’ STANEGATE BILLY THE KID AT SONHAM JW

AV Hound

Puppy

1: Howgate & Hull’s BRYNTREIA WHISPERED LOVE AT PALMIK

2: Billingsley’s RANGALI YUM YUM,

3: Baker’s ITURY PUZZLE SOMETHING STRANGE HAPPENS AT SILVERBRIAR

Veteran

1: Roderick’s BATERHOUND RAZZLE. See above

2: Mitchell & Wright’s BARRVALE URSA MINOR AT HUNTSHILL SHCM, Beagle who is slightly younger than 1 but from a similar mould. Moved out well and also in excellent condition

3: Anthony’s OSPREAGLE JUST BECAUSE

Hound Group

1: Whippet

2: Saluki

3: Deerhound

4: Dachshund (Miniature Smooth)

Hound puppy Group

1 Dachshund (Wire)

2: Beagle

3: Dachshund (Miniature Smooth)

4: Whippet

Les Johnston Memorial Stakes

1: Stafford, Fuller & Lynn’s KEKEMARA BRONTE AT DIZZNEESTAR, Standard Poodle who is so good to go over, pleasing in head and expression. Balanced in outline and sound as a bell on the move. Presented beautifully

2: Rice’s RICOX SOMEBODY TO LOVE JW SHCM, Tibetan Spaniel who was close up and is of the correct type, pleasing in head properties, has leg and is sound. Coming back into coat.

3: Jenkins’ CWMBEILI MORGAN

Puppy Stakes

1: Green’s PARISLAND IT’S ALL ABOUT ME ELLOCHI, super little Long Coat Chihuahua, full of attitude and all of a piece, she’s got a future.

2: Betts & Bush’s WINTERLYN HEAVEN CAN WAIT WITH PIPADENE

3: Baker’s ITURY PUZZLE SOMETHING STRANGE HAPPENS AT SILVERBRIAR

Champion Stakes

1: Adams’ CH ZANDAHAR JUST TIGER LILY JW SHCM, Afghan in superb condition. Super for type and moved out with style. Immaculately groomed.

2: Griffiths’ SH CH SONNETEND TIC TAC TOE WW18, really decent Field Spaniel with a gorgeous head and expression, full of type, flat bone and sound. Good one

3: Rooney & Green’s CH SWIFTHOCKS PAWS FOR THOUGHT

2020 Crufts Qualified Stakes

1: Jenkins’ CWMBEILI MORGAN , WSS mature and typical, in super condition, he is balanced and sound. Handled superbly.

2: Broderick’s BARTERHOUND PRINCESS

3: Dale’s AJATIAZA PRIMO BACIO

LEE A S COX

(Judge)