• Show Date: 18/09/2022
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judged by: Howard Taylor Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 28/07/2023

Darlington Dog Show Society Ltd

Breed: Spaniel (Field)

The dogs were much stronger in quality and depth than the bitches which is of concern because they are the future breeding stock for the breed. Overall heads were generally better than when I last judged 5 years ago. It was ideal conditions for showing and this was reflected in the overall movement, however some hind movement was not as good as it could have been!

VD (0)

PD (1) 1 McBain & Brewer’s Fecimus Son of a Gun, 9 month old liver still very raw but with a pleasing head and expression, good ear set, good reach of neck, level topline, straight front, happy and outgoing with an active tail on the move. BP.

JD (1) 1 McBain & Brewer’s Fecimus Son of a Gun.

PGD (3, 1) 1 Davies’s Gadhelic Rum Tum Tugger to Benbreac, 3 year old liver who has matured well, would prefer a little more of him all over but well balanced standing and on the move, pleasing head with kind expression, straight front, well turned stifle, full coat, moved well with an excellent tail action. 2 Moss’s Ewtor the Wizard, 19 month old liver, taller than 1 but not as mature or settled when being gone over, at that gangly stage, head and front not as good as 1, correct length of back, good turn of stifle, moved OK.

LD (3) 3 promising dogs who will change places many times. 1 Bebb-Sutton’s Sonnetend Spellbinder by Cochen, well presented liver roan with a good head and gentle expression, good reach of neck, well laid shoulders, straight front, correct length of back, good turn of stifle, moved with drive in the class, he was close up in the challenge but let himself down on the move. 2 Shipton’s Broomeece Firecracker over Mishules, black who is maturing well, pleasing head with gentle expression, dark eye and well set ears, slightly shorter in back than 1 and not as good in front standing, well turned stifle, moved well. 3 Elliott’s Elgert Break every rule at Portsoy.

OD (8) undoubtedly the best class of the day full of exhibits of quality and breed type, it was a shame that some had to go cardless. 1 Murray’s Nadavin Wallace, my type of Field with the size and substance we are in danger of losing, he really stood out today stacked and did not let himself down on the move, pleased to award him CC and BOB. Mature liver with a good masculine head with correct chiselling, dark eye and no coarseness, correct ear set, good strong and reachy neck, straight front, well sprung ribs, correct length of back, good turn of stifle, moved with drive both in the class and in the challenge. 2 Haynes’s Nadavin Wensley, black and litter brother to my winner. Was first attracted to him in the nest and pleased to see he has fulfilled his potential. Well presented, finer in head than 1, correct length of muzzle, dark eye with a gentle expression, low set ears, well placed shoulders, good length of back, nice turn of stifle, covered the ground well. Pleased to award him RCC. 3. Lewis & Adams’s Sh Ch Nadavin Yaden at Isribel

VB (1, 1)

PB (1) 1. McBain & Brewer’s Fecimus N’nautica Whoopie on the Beach Imp USA NAF, very raw 6 month old liver at her first show and after some initial hesitancy settled really well. Very pretty girl who should improve as she matures, nice head with pleasant expression, would prefer a longer length of back and reach of neck, nice turn of stifle, movement as she settled was good for her age. Will watch her progress with interest.

JB (0)

PGB (4, 1) 1 Moore’s Nadavin Yaling for Gemelbet 2 year old liver with a feminine head with kind expression and good ear set, straight front, good length of back moved OK. 2 Jones’s Ewtor Crazy Kinda Love at Pennybeck, liver who is almost 6 and now fully mature, slightly smaller than 1 and not as confident on the move, pleasant head, good length of back, nice turn of stifle. 3 Trevor’s Gadhelic Jemina Jiggle for Trevorsilk

LB (3) 1 English’s Sonnetend Wake up and Dream at Wireduck, black, pleasing head and expression, nice dark eye, good reach of neck, straight front, good length, chest still needs to drop a little, well turned stifle, moved well. 2 Lewis & Adams’s Irisbel Cherish You, black, more mature than 1 but didn’t move as well today, not as refined in head, dark eye, good rib cage, straight front, correct length of back, well turned stifle, 3 Gill’s Diptonia Gypsy Moth.

OB (2) 1 Osborn’s Sh Ch Elgert Lady Sta’dust JW, black, beautifully presented looked a picture stood, in first class condition, good head with dark eye and soft expression, well set ears, good reach of neck, straight front, correct shoulder placement, well muscled, well turned stifle, moved with drive, CC. 2 McVitty’s Sh Ch Sonnetend Faith, liver, preferred head of 1, correct ear set, good reach of neck, good length of back, in good coat which will be hard work to keep on top of, correct turn of stifle, covered the ground well, RCC.