• Show Date: 06/08/2022
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judged by: Ian Sladden Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 28/07/2023

Paignton & District Fanciers' Association

Breed: Bracco Italiano

Class 875 Special Beginners D/B

1st Gunsyn Ginontherock Dei Majikisles 2 y/o B – Balanced, slightly over square, with a good straight front and adequate rear angulation, correct topline held on the move and good tail carriage. I would like a little less weight on her – although she could have been getting over a season, and a slightly faster move would have really improved her reach and drive, presented in beautiful condition, Best SB in Breed.

2nd Jakobstown Ophelia 18mnth B – A little nervous I believe it was her first show, but a very good effort made and eventually she allowed me to go over her. Lighter framed and very raw on the move, straight front, would like a little more angulation at the rear. On the move a little untidy but this will come together with a bit more time. Class 

876 Puppy D/B

1st Bushwacker Donatello 9mnth D – Beautiful head on this boy, correct shape, slight stop and general masculine look. Good length of neck, well laid shoulders, with a straight front, and lovely oval tight feet. Appears slightly longer at the moment, and could do with a little more weight on him as I understand a bitch in season hasn’t helped. Correct topline with that slight rise over the croup. Really nice angles at the rear and one of the best movers of the day, so effortless. Handled to perfection, such a shame he has lost that little bit of condition Best Puppy In Breed and Res Best Dog.

2nd Withamfriary Veni Vidi Vici 7mnth B – Lovely Feminine head, overall quite balanced and just over square, topline correct and a good straight front, would like a little more rear angulation. Moved well in profile for one so young although a little untidy going away but will tighten up with age I am sure. Was called in for the Bitch challenge but missed it, which was a shame.

Class 878 Yearling D/B

1st Bushwacker Daisy Duke of Amestorah 22mnth B – Beautifully balanced with the best of feminine heads, good neck into well-laid shoulders, straight front and nice tight oval feet. Correct topline with a slight rise over the croup, and well angulated rear. On the move she came alive with a lively and accurate extended trot. Presented in gleaming condition very worthy Res Best Bitch.

2nd Jakobstown Ophelia (Repeat)

Class 880 Open B

1st Elettra Dell’Oltresavio Of Amestorah (IMP) IT 3 y/o B – One I have admired from the ringside for many years, often overlooked because she is a more compact bitch but within the standard. She oozes Bracco type for me. Beautifully feminine head with the correct divergence, eyes and ears correct. Well laid shoulders, good front and fore chest and nice tight oval feet. Topline correct, with good rear angulation, square in profile. On the move she came alive, lovely reach and drive, she ticked my boxes today a very worthy Best Bitch and Best of Breed

2nd Gunsyn Ginontherock Dei Majikisles (Repeat)

Class 881 Veteran D/B

1st SH CH Fancygun Luke Skywalker 7 y/o D – Another I have admired ringside for many years, the complete opposite to the bitch winner he has a air of masculinity, stands almost perfectly square and so well off for bone. His head is the picture of a bracco profile, good front and fore chest, correct topline, held perfectly on the move – showing off that extended trot even at almost 8 years old. My only criticism is he had his tail held down, he is certainly worthy of his SH CH title. Best Dog, Best Veteran and Best Opp Sex.