• Show Date: 17/10/2021
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judged by: Paula Hill Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 20/11/2021

Golden Retriever Club Of Northumbria

Breed: Retriever (Golden)

GOLDEN RETRIEVER CLUB OF NORTHUMBRIA CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW  SUNDAY 17 OCTOBER 2021 

JUDGE:  PAULA HILL – SANDAULA     

First of all, I must thank and congratulate the small committee of the club, for very successful and well organised show and it was in deed an honour and privilege to judge such a high quality entry.    The quality of the bitches on the whole were in very good hard condition, however I was surprised to see a number of lighter eyes in some classes and also there were numerous exhibits where the foot were hare like and there were many that could do with having their nails trimmed as part of the preparation for the show ring.    

Veteran Bitch (18-6abs)  What a class to start the day off with, to say I needed more red cards was an understatement. 

1st Mandley's MALTQUDOS MISS MASH this blonde bitch of nearly 12 years of age, really doesn't look or move as her age suggests. A solid balanced girl who stood four-square and has a pleasing outline, she has a gentle kind expression, good length to her neck which flowed into good shoulder placement, she has neat tight feet, with straight forelegs and elbows close fitting to her body, short coupled with a gentle bend of stifle, her tail flowed straight of her dead level topline which she held standing and whilst in the move. She carries just the correct amount of weight and is in very good condition which showed as she moved at a steady pace around the ring. She won this excellent class on her positive movement. BVB 

2nd Crookes/Jenkinson's STANROPH STILL THE SAME JW (IMP ESP) 8 year old mid gold bitch who was slightly longer cast than winner, she has a beautiful feminine head with good pigment, clean muscular neck, excels in upper arm and very good shoulder placement, another in this class who has a strong topline which she holds standing and on move, she has a dense coat of good quality, very god bend of stifle with second thigh, shown in hard condition, as she moved around the ring she looked a picture but just didn't have the extension of the winner today. 

3rd Hill's MEGARVEY MALIBOO JW 7 year old mid gold bitch who is heavier set than previous 2, she is another whose shape has good balance, strong head without being over done, excellent forehand construction , deep through ribs, level topline, she moved with drive and purpose as she is in hard condition.   

Minor Puppy Bitch (10-1 abs)  1st Loach's PUTJADE PLASTIC FANTASTIC as I looked around the ring, she caught my eye for her beautiful feminine balanced outline for the age, smaller baby who I shall watch with great interest, she has the prettiest of heads with excellent pigment, very balanced with lovely ear set, I liked her length of neck which flowed into very good shoulder placement, she has good length to her upper arm, her forelegs are dead straight and neat cat like feet. I wouldn't want her any heavier. Short coupled with a body f good depth, lovely bend of stifle with good width of thigh, she was a little unsure of herself on the move but she settled enough and her confidence grew when it was her time by her self, I would prefer a more positive tail carriage on the move but she could not be denied this class. Delighted that my Co Judge agreed with her going BEST PUPPY IN SHOW. 

2nd HILL'S MEGARVEY CLEMENTINE a larger framed bitch, standing she commends your attention with her overall balance, she has good length of leg to body ration, excellent forehand with good length of upper arm, she is deep in body for her age, level topline but today on the move, I felt was raising over her lion and she flew her tail, in her next class she was more settled and moved more steadily, presented to perfection. 

3rd MCCRONE DRUMKILTY URSULA my notes say, get passed the inexperience of the handler and there is a very promising puppy in front of me. She is so balanced and places herself well, standing four square, she has a stronger head than the other 2 but is still pleasing, I liked her layback of shoulders and good return of upper arm, neat tight feet, whilst standing she appears to loose her topline but on the move, she holds it well and moved very well with good ground coverage. I wish you both well for the future.   

Puppy Bitch (15-5 abs)  1st HILL'S MEGARVEY CLEMENTINE

2nd HUDSON'S GOLD TOTEM MA BELLE TAF compact mid gold bitch who appeals for her overall balance, shown in good hard condition, she has a short dense coat of good texture, I felt her handler tended to overstretch her, which makes her appear upright in shoulders, short coupled, lovely bend of stifle with good second thigh for age. When she places her self she drops into her angles and looks better, she has a good topline and tail carriage on the move, she has good rear driving action but was not as neat in the front as winner. 

3rd BARRON/JENKINS RANNALEROCH HIGHLAND LIT smaller compact bitch, she has a really dense coat which is of good quality, very balanced outline, her neck length is OK, she has a good layback of shoulders, good length of upper arm, close fitting elbows, short coupled, dead level topline standing and carried level with her back when she moved, she is in good condition.   

Junior Bitch (10-3 abs)  1st ZUBAIR'S THORNYWAIT I SPY (AI) another quality bitch of breed type from this kennel, blonde girl who is just over 12 months of age but she ,must have a great future ahead of her, she has the most appealing of heads, enhanced by her kind expression and good pigment, strong muscular neck of good length, she flows from top to tail, excellent layback of shoulders and and upper arm of correct length, her feet are beautiful and cat like, she has straight forelegs  deep through chest with elbows close fitting to her body, I liked her width of thigh and bend of stifle, she has straight hocks, she moved around the ring with ease, presented and trimmed to perfection. RBCC 

2nd HAXTON'S DANTASSIE DIZZIE WHIZZIE longer cast blonde bitch than winner, she has a strong head carried on a strong muscular neck of good length, mature in body, lovely straight front with neat feet, she has a strong topline, lovely bend of stifle with good second thigh, when she moved, she moved with ease and carried her tail well, presentation faultless. 

3rd CRUTWELL'S ASHBYGLEN THE DUCHESS completed my trio of 3 lovely bitches, similar remarks apply as they all have similar tributes, she is more balanced than the other 2 but didn't have the same extension on the move, she has a very good topline and tailset, shown in good hard condition and another with good second thigh, when she moved, she moved at one with her young handler.   

Yearling Bitch (7-0 abs)  1st BRADLEY'S CEILCAESAR BEN AVON mid gold bitch well up to size, she stands four square on good straight legs and neat feet. Excels in forehand construction, she is very deep in body and good close fitting elbows, short coupled, would prefer a bit more bend to stifle, she is another who is well muscled and shown in good condition, she moved out true fore and after and with good ground coverage. 

2nd HARDING'S EVENHILL GOING DUTCH I've admired this bitch from the ring side and was delighted to go over her, she is very feminine, she a lovely head with good pigment, strong muscular neck, excellent return of upper arm, straight forelegs and neat feet, her topline flows from her nicely placed shoulders and she has a good tailset, short coupled and carrying the correct amount of weight, lovely bend of stifle, neat short straight hicks, well muscled, she moves well but just wasn't as positive as winner today.  

3rd MAGSON'S CASTLEGOLDEN CLASSY LADY larger framed blonde bitch who just needs time to come together, she has a very pretty head with good pigment, strong muscular neck, excellent reach of upper arm, straight  forelegs and good feet, lost her topline at times when she was standing but held well on the move, she too  was shown in hard condition which shows as she moved with drive from her well muscled hindquarters.   

Maiden Bitch (6-1 abs)  1st HILL'S MEGARVEY CLEMENTINE 

2nd BARRON/JENKINS RANNALEROCH HIGHLAND LIT 

3rd MCCRONE DRUNKILTY URSULA   

Novice Bitch (8-1 abs)  1st HILL'S MEGARVEY CLEMENTINE 

2nd HUDSON'S GOLD TOTEM MA BELLE TAF 

3rd BARRON/JENKINS RANNALEROCH HIGHLAND LIT   

Undergraduate Bitch (6-2 abs) 

1st LOCHHEAD BLUEBRAES MEADOW PIPIT an eye catching gold bitch with pale feathering, she caught my eye as she entered the ring, very attentive to her handler, longer cast but still has a pleasing outline, she has a lovely head, not too strong, good balance and lovely ear set with excellent pigment, I liked her length of neck which flow into nicely laid back shoulders, she is deep in chest, close fitting elbows, I wouldn't want her any heavier, lovely bend of stifle and another with good second thigh, when she moves, she moved with a long easy stride and shows good drive from her muscular hindquarters. 

2nd ROBBINS'S BERKSWOOD LADY ELEANOR blonde bitch who again caught my eye when she came into the ring well made compact bitch who was more balanced than winner, she has the most appealing of head with a lovely kind expression, excels in her forehand construction, good tight feet, she is short coupled, carrying the correct amount of weight, lovely topline and tails set, when she moved she moved out well, but didn't have the drive today of the winner. 

3rd BARRON/JENKINS RANNALEROCH HIGHLAND LIT           

Graduate Bitch (8-2 abs) 

1st BELL'S HOAALOHA MOANA JW mid gold bitch who is very mature in body, she has a lovely outline with good proportions, beautifully feminine head, with gentle expression, OK pigment, good length of upper arm and shoulders laid back, strong topline, short coupled, lovely bend of stifle, another shown in good hard condition and excellent second thigh, moved well carrying her tail straight of her back,she moved better on a loose lead, well handled and presented. 

2nd LOCHHEAD BLUEBRAES MEADOW PIPIT 

3rd PRATT'S ROSYTH JENNIFER ECCLES compact mid gold bitch, she has a strong but feminine head, lovely kind eye and good pigment, strong muscular neck of good length, very deep in body, short coupled with a good topline, she has good width of thigh, straight hocks and shown in hard condition, she moved OK but not the ground coverage of the other 2.   

Post Graduate Bitch (8-2abs) 

1st PALMER'S LINIRGOR PERFECT SYMPHONY OF CAIRNGLEN a bitch who caught my eye as she stepped into the ring, she has a balanced outline standing four-square, I wouldn't want her any heavier though, she has good reach of neck, straight forelegs with lovely tight feet, short coupled with body of good depth, good level topline with her tail straight of her back, lovely bend of stifle and excellent second thigh. Short neat hocks she moved with drive and purpose, well presented and handled. 

2nd EWART'S BEAUPIPPIN DUSKY LILA larger framed bitch who had good leg to body ration, not in her best clothes today but her outline was there to see, she has a kind balanced head with a lovely expression, clean muscular neck leading to good layback of shoulders, lovely return of upper arm. Straight forelegs, closely fitting elbows, good depth to chest and well  ribbed, carrying the correct amount of weight, she too has a good level topline and held on the move, she moved with a long easy stride and at one with her handler. 

3rd WALKER'S CARDRONA CELTIC PRINCESS  3rd mid gold bitch who was heavier set than previous, stands four-square when she wants too, gave her handler a hard time on the move but showed me enough that she could move as nicely as she was made, lovely balanced head with good ear set and pigment, she was shown in good condition, short double coat of good texture, well bet stifles am good forehand assembly.   

Mid Limit Bitch (14-3 abs)  What a class, the first 3 are destined for top honours, of that am sure. 

1st ZUBAIR'S THORNYWAIT CASSIOPEIA JW golden bitch who is a joy to go over, she has a kind sweet head of good balance, with really good pigment carried on a well muscular neck of lovely length, she excels in forehand construction, really good length of upperarm with corresponding length to shoulder blade, she had lovely straight forelegs and good feet, not mature yet in body but carries the correct amount of weight, dead level topline with her tailed carried straight of her back, lovely bend of stifles with good second thigh, when she moves with a good length of stride and good reach fore and after. 

2nd BIRKIN-GREEN'S SANSUE LOVESTRUCK blonde compact bitch who has good leg length to body ration, when she free stands she sops into her front and rear angulation, she too is another who has an appealing head with kind expression, strong muscular neck of good length flowing into well laid shoulders, deep through chest with ribs well sprung, mature in body, level topline which is strong standing and on the move, when she moves she moved with ease and lovely tail carriage, I just preferred the reach of the winner. 

3rd CROOKES/JENKINSON'S QUAKERHALL PANDORA'S BOUNTY JW mid gold compact bitch who again appealed for her balanced outline,  beautifully presented in a short dense coat of correct texture, lovely reach of neck flowing into well laid back shoulders with upper arm of correct length, short coupled with well muscled hindquarters, lovely bend of stifle with straight hocks, she moved well with good footfall.                            

Limit Bitch (13-3 abs)  Another super class and some tough decisions were made which am sure would be different on another day. 

1st CROOKES/JENKINSON'S QUAKERHALL VICTORY JUBILEE JW Mature bitch who has a very balanced outline,  she stands four-square, the most gentle of expressions, good pigment, she has a strong muscular neck which flows into very good shoulders,  I liked her length of upper arm, straight forelegs with neat feet, mature body, dead level topline which she held standing and on the move, coat of mid gold colour which was very dense and of good texture, shown in hard condition, steady mover with good driving action from her well muscled rear end. 

2nd MCCORMACK'S FLYNGALEE TIPTOES JW a young blonde bitch who is very similar to winner, she lost out on not being as positive in the front movement. Another who is so well made, beautifully presented blonde coat of good texture, standing four-square, dead level topline,  clean neck flowing into correct front assembly, not as deep in body but will come over time, she moved with good ground coverage and lovely driving action from well muscled hindquarters. 

3rd NEIL'S MOUSSEGLEN MAKES ME SMILE WITH MOLOKO I really liked this gold bitch, she was very well handled and her shape appealed a lot, she has the most sweeties of heads with dark eye, lovely ear set which added to her expression, another is has text book construction fore and  after, she wasn't in the best of coats but she wasn't hiding anything , shown in hard condition and another who moved out well.   

Open Bitch (5-2 abs) 

1st LEWIS' SH CH LOVEHAYNE BIJOU AMONG FAIRWINDS JW Its nice to finally be able to have hands on this young bitch, having watched her grow up, today she pulled out all the stops to ensure she reached top honours under me. Slighter longer but everything else is just what you would expect of a bitch of this quality. She just flows from her tip of her nose to her tail, she has the best of front with good length of upper arm and excellent layback of shoulders, she is very feminine in the head, kind and soft expression but she has a glint in her eyes , deep through chest and carrying the correct amount of weight, her hindquarters are just as impressive as her forehand, she has a lovely bend of stifle and good width of thigh with very good second thigh, when she moved today she covered the ground with ease with such precision footfall as she used her well muscled rear to drive away from me, presented and handled to perfection. I was delighted to award her the CC and of course very honoured to see her take BEST IN SHOW under referee, Joan Maddison. 

2nd MCDONALD'S SH CH LAMANCHA KEEP A SECRET JW ShCM Another well presented bitch who pushed the winner hard but I just preferred the shape of the first, another fit for function bitch who comes into her own on the move, a beautiful balanced head, she has excellent front, with close fitting elbows and a deep chest, strong in topline and her hindquarters are so well muscled, she moved out steady fore and after and again good ground coverage. 

3rd NEIL'S MOLOKO HOOTENANNY whilst I preferred her shape and outline over the other 2, she just didn't have the sparkle and look at me attitude on the move, that being said she stood four-square from every angle, she has a good length of neck and into well made shoulders lovely feet, deep through chest, wouldn't want her any heavier, OK bend of stifle, she moved OK and carried her tail level with her back, sympathetically handled and  presented very well.   

Judge Paula Hill