• Show Date: 01/10/2022
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judged by: Diane Stewart-Ritchie Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 28/07/2023

Scottish Kennel Club

Breed: Basset Griffon Vendeen (Grand)




Judge: Mrs D Stewart-Ritchie

Class OD/B (5 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: BAILEY, Mr R & MOULT, Mrs Y. GAIRSIDE SPECIAL EVENT. Thought this girl had the most gorgeous head. Most appealing eye with good expression, dark oval shape, no haw, long eyebrows. Good stop, square muzzle and correctly proportioned. Low set ears, fine in texture. She has a good topline although her orange markings on centre back can be deceptive and one has to look hard. High set tail, thick and strong. She has a quality, rough coat which is sufficient coat throughout, without excess. Well-developed quarters and strong rear pasterns. She was good in upper arm although a shade steep in shoulder. Moved positively on the out and back and with showmanship on the around. Best Bitch & BOB

2nd: Mcgregor, Mrs P & Mcgregor, Miss C. CLAELA INFINITY AND BEYOND. Most pleasing on the stack and on initial assessment thought he would be my winner. He has much to commend and is of a lovely type. Solid and strong and nicely proportioned. Good balance throughout and with excellent front assembly. He has an appealing head piece, good in topline and tail set. Well-presented and in good coat. He shows good showmanship, however, today he was just short stepping on the around. Decisions were close. Best Dog.

3rd: Mcgregor, Mrs P & Mcgregor, Miss C. Ch CLAELA NO LOOKING BACK. Good bone and feet. Excellent coat of correct texture, Most appealing head, dark expressive eye and big nose. Long, low set ears. Excellent forehand and fill in front. Deep in chest and good ribbing. Moved okay. Res Best Bitch.

Res: BAILEY, Mr R & YATES, Mr A R. CH IR CH TARMACHAN ICE COOL. Good length to head proportions. Level top line . Good bone. Low set ears, just a shade steep in shoulder for my preference. I would like a shade further ribbed back and a bit more development of second thigh. Moved happily on the around. Res Best Dog.