- Show Date: 12/10/2022
- Show Type: Championship Show
- Judged by: aidan mc kiernan Contact Judge
- Published Date: 28/07/2023
Gundog Society Of Wales
GUNDOG SOCIETY OF WALES 12/10/22
RETRIEVER (FLAT COATED)
May I thank the society for inviting me to judge Flat coated Retrievers I have had the honour of judging them at the World Dog Show, European Winners Show and many other Retriever Specialties and International shows all over Europe it was nice to be asked to judge them in the UK.
Thank you to my steward who kept the whole proceedings flowing he did a great job also thankyou to the exhibitors for giving me a fantastic entry I believe among one of the biggest this year and again thank you to the exhibitors for taking my decisions so sportingly.
In general the depth of quality lay in the bitches particularly the limit and open classes some of these quality bitches will change places another day, in males the open dog class stood out.
I found to many level bites and front construction an issue many exhibits lacking return of upper arm weak hocks which reflected in poor movement. Those exhibits that moved were rewarded.
MPD (4/0) 1. Buckleys Blacktoft Brindisi by Buckleyhill well balanced outline good head qualities good reach of neck well angulated fore and hind quarters good top line tight elbows moved the best in this class. 2. Wilds Bitcon Alliance with Bluewaters another quality puppy not as mature as one just needs more time has plenty of bone a well-balanced outline good reach of neck nice head well angulated fore and hindquarters level top line good depth of chest not as confident as 1 on the move.3.Cambell & Browns Ronevorg Firefly Fantasy
PD(5/0) 1 BP Colsons Windyhollows Ragged Robin 10 months old mature boy moved soundly to win this class masculine head good reach of neck well placed shoulders tight elbows straight front plenty of bone good depth of chest sound level top line. 2 Buckleys Blacktoft Brindisi by Buckleyhill. 3,Mullins Seaheart Deaganat Dexanluc.
JD(5/1) Gloi Dubh Kristofer Robin pleasing balanced out line good reach of neck flowing into well placed shoulders tight elbows would have liked tighter feet plenty of depth in chest good top line and tail set covered the ground well reaching out and driving from behind. 2 Nicholls & Prices Llantrussa As Big As The Ritz. Liver boy a lot to like pleasing balanced out line good head qualities nice reach of neck plenty of depth good spring of rib good top line and tail set moved well. 3. Bellamys Bochilbarley Goblet Of Fire.
SPYD (5/1) 1.Hessings Hoedun Daddys Eyes at Montechor pleasing out line good head good reach of neck needs more upper arm plenty of depth tight elbows and feet good top line and tail set moved ok.2 Keartons Braemist Bootlegger at Ravenhall needs to settle on the move pleasing out line good head good reach of neck needs more upper arm good depth of chest and spring of rib level top line well angulated hindquarters moved ok. 3.Vanderstegen-Drakes Molity Havoc.
ND(5/1)1 Colsons Windy Hollows Ragged Robin. 2. Vanderstegen-Drakes Moity Havoc pleasing balanced out line good reach of neck good depth of chest good top line well angulated hind quarters moved ok. 3 Turners Torwood Galactic Flyer.
GD(2/0) 1.Campbell & Browns Ronevorg Angel Wiv Attitude balanced outline masculine head good reach of neck good fore and hind quarters plenty depth correct tail set moved well driving from behind just loosing his top line on the move. 2. Brights Hopevalley Morning Phantom a lot to like balanced outline pleasing head good reach of neck well angulated quarters plenty of depth to chest level top line that he kept on the move preferred ones better hind action.
PGD(5/0) Walker & Roberts Gloi Dubh Just One Look won this class on his sound movement clean balanced out line good head well angulated fore and hindquarters good depth of chest level top line moved with drive true in front and good hind action. 2Pingrees Calzeat Gentlemans Agreement to Heatherridge clean pleasing balanced out line nice reach of neck needs more upper arm good top line and tail set well angulated hind quarters moved ok. 3. Romeo-Dieste Hopevalley Morning Circus.
LD(7/0) Staffs Bonnyhillbrae Royal Flush he won this class on his sound movement reaching and driving action and level top line that he kept on the move. Balanced out line pleasing head good reach of neck well angulated fore and hind quarters plenty of depth to chest tight front and tight feet.2 Moons Llantrussa Sorrento Moon a lot of the qualities of one pleasing outline well angulated quarters good top line preferred the driving hind action of one never the less a quality sound dog.3. Williams Wistaton Jets Legacyai
OD(7/0) 1.Armstrongs SH CH Bitcon Magic Marker Quality male not as clean in outline as two but won this class on his accurate sound movement powering round the ring reaching and driving with true accurate front and rear action with lashing correct tail carriage pleased to award him the CC. 2.Hollands SHCH Flatcharm Mr Brightside another quality dog unfortunate to meet one today but will easily swap placings on another day. Clean balanced out line masculine head on to long clean neck correct shoulders plenty of depth good top line and tail set well angulated hind quarters powered round the ring presented and shown to perfection preferred ones tail carriage couldn’t deny him the RES CC.3. Lewins Rodstream First Choice for Vynesbrook.
VD(8/2) Kilminsters Berend Uit De Zwarte Polder For Withybed close decision between one and two preferred ones overall sound front movement clean balanced out line pleasing in head with kind expression good reach of neck well placed shoulders good depth of chest spring of rib well angulated hind quarters moved with drive with correct tail carriage.2. Nielsens INT/HU/SE/NO/DEVDH/DE/DK CH Starworkers You Keep Me. deserving of his many titles quality dog clean balanced out line well angulated fore and hind quarters good depth of chest sound top line tight elbows and feet moved with drive preferred ones front action but a lovely sound specimen of the breed. 3. Walker & Roberts SH CH Gloi Dubh Fingal
MPB(7/2) 1.Joyces Stanfaer One Fell Swoop lovely puppy with a bright future very pleasing outline good head well angulated fore and hind quarters moved really well with correct tail set and carriage was steady and true on the move winning her the class. 2 Campbells Ronevorg Madame Butterfly another very promising puppy pleasing head balanced out line not just as steady on the move as one good shoulders and well angulated hind quarters good depth tight elbows and feet level top line.3,Durrants Glenturret Gypse Tart
PB(5/1)Colsons Windyhollows Flamin Katy still very raw needs time to develop nice balanced out line feminine head good reach of neck well placed shoulders good hind angulation good topine and tail set moved ok.2 Durrants Glenturret Gypse Tart would like more of her pleasing balanced out line good top line feminine head good reach of neck tight feet moved ok. 3. Smithermans Seaheart Diva
JB(5/2)Andersons Kazval Black Magic Woman of Feldkirk Quality bitch excelled on the move reaching and driving from strong hocks balanced outline feminine head clean neck well placed shoulders tight front elbows and feet correct top line and tail set. 2. Scotts Hightyne Blue River not as sound as one on the move feminine head good reach of neck good hind angulation correct top line moved ok. 3. Scotts Hightyne Blue River.
YB(6/0)1. Thurgood & Holmes Finhamspride Clio won this class on her sound movement moving true in front and hind action well balanced out line feminine head good reach of neck well angulation fore and hind quarters carried a level top line on the move with correct tail action. 2.Bellamys Moontorn Better Half of Me another quality bitch who moved really well presenting a balanced out line feminine head good reach of neck good front assembly good depth of chest good top line well angulated hind quarters moved really well preferred ones drive on side profile. 3. Thurgoods Thurwhitt Tamara
GB(7/2) 1. Staffs Bonnyhillbrae Lasting Joy won this class on her sound movement covering the ground effortlessly pleasing balanced outline well angulated fore and hind quarters good head properties good depth of chest tight elbows good top line and tail set good tail action. 2 Gogartys Padend Just The Way You Are. Pleasing balanced outline good head into a good reach of neck well angulated fore and hind quarters level top line good depth of chest tight elbows and feet not the reach and drive of one on the move. 3. Cooves Pajanbeck I have A dream by Draketor.
PGB(5/1) Campbells Roneevorg Whispering Angel. won this class on her sound effortless movement pleasing outline correct front and hind assembly plenty of chest depth tight elbows and feet good correct top line tail set. 2 Simons Coedylan Martini Night good head properties good reach of neck well angulated fore and hind quarters correct top line and tail set moved ok. 3. Kings Kingsisla Ratharsair
LB(13/3) Super class of quality bitches 1.Phipps-Baker & Baker Never Say Never Oasis of Peace to Maddouse quality bitch shown to perfection by her handler powered round the ring with reach and drive using her hocks to drive balanced out line plenty of depth level top line correct tail set and tail action really considered her for top honours but her day will come. 2. Gales Willowswind Nette Lark another quality bitch close decision between these two again handled to perfection owning the ring balanced out line good head correct front and hind assembly plenty of depth good top line and tail set. 3. Montandans Ashseale Once Upon a Star at Trapestone
OB(13/2) Best class of the day oozing quality1. Andersons Feldkirk Dior of Kazval super bitch gleaming in great coat hard condition commanding your attention not over exaggerated in any way clean balanced out line she didn’t disappoint on the move covered the ground effortlessly with style driving and powering round the ring she couldn’t be denied CC BOB and I believe BIS3. 2. Morrisons GCHG CH Ironwood Be Quick or Be Dead beautiful bitch shown to perfection in hard condition covered the ground effortlessly balanced outline correct front and hind assembly so sound on the go around reaching and driving with the correct slashing tail loved her RES CC. 3. Hollands Woodfinch Highland Fairy for Flatcharm
VB(7/0) 1. Walker & Roberts Gloi Dubh Gigha Quality bitch pleasing balanced outline best mover in the class powered round the ring with correct top line and slashing tail pleased to award her BV. 2. Egginton & Davis Go with The Flow Dynamic Faithful. another quality bitch handled well balanced out line good head properties well angulated fore and hind quarters good top line and tail set not as accurate on the move as one. 3.Kulczycka Seaheart Bronte of Everblack.
JUDGE Aidan McKiernan