- Show Date: 08/07/2022
- Show Type: Championship Show
- Judged by: Jacky Cutler Contact Judge
- Published Date: 28/07/2023
East Of England Agricultural Society
EAST OF ENGLAND
Always a thrill to judge your own breed and today was no exception after waiting an
extra couple of years due to covid. Thanks to my two efficient stewards Paula and
Pat, and to the exhibitors for travelling on a Friday. As usual with this breed the entry
was quite mixed, but one thing I noticed was the excellent hard coats in most of the
dogs. Some very promising youngsters which bodes well for the future and as is
often the case the veterans held their own too.
Yearling Dog (1)/Graduate Dog (1)
1. Grant-Parkes' Parabar Mohican's Medlar. At almost two years this handsome
black and tan lad impressed as soon as he entered the ring. He has a lovely
wedge shaped head with broad flat skull with well used ears, dark eyes and a
super expression that says 'look at me'. He has a well balanced body, with a
good topline which he holds on the move. On the day he had dropped a bit of
weight and was looking rangier than I would have liked, which tended to make
him look a bit long in loin but I am sure he will fill his frame as he matures.
His angulation is spot on and movement was excellent. Undercoat was a bit
lacking as were several today but this will surely come back in and he will no
doubt finish nicely. No hesitation in awarding him the Dog CC, and look
forward to seeing more of him in the future.
Limit Dog (2, 1)
1. Woodings' Selestar Salix Wolfii. This almost three year old black and tan has a
masculine head with dark eyes, his front could be a bit tighter, and he tends to
stand a bit wide. Slighter long in body but has a level topline and good rear
angulation, He has the hardest of coats. He moves with purpose and is a good
honest sort of dog who looks like he could do a day's work.
Veteran Dog (2)
1. Chamberlain's Parabar Pemford at Chambuster. Not looking anywhere near his
ten and a half years, this handsome chap has a very attractive masculine head
with dark eyes giving a lovely expression. His body shape is superb, just
enough length of back and good angulation front and rear. His black and tan
coat and condition were superb. He has tight feet and standing looks the
complete picture – I am sure his owner would be the first to admit that his
movement might be just a tad brisker with a fitter handler but they are a team
and deserved this place and I had no hesitation in awarding him the Reserve
CC and Best Veteran.
2. Gorley & Holligan's Applefires Buffalo Bill for Willosyam. Now eight years
old this lad has excellent breed type, well put together with a masculine head
and the darkest of eyes. He has good angulation, although slighter longer
proportions than (1). Coat is hard and weatherproof and he is another who
looks like he could work. Today he was not co-operating with his handler and
this went against him in the final analysis.
Special Beginners (1)
1. Selestar Salix Wolfii.
Minor Puppy Bitch (1)
1. Budd's Tudorbrook Hocus Pocus. Seven month old black and tan baby with a
super outline. Pretty head with dark eyes, well used ears, compact body,
excellent angulation and good topline. In nice coat and condition and moving
well for such a baby. Very nice prospect and seriously considered for the RCC,
but just gave way to the older girl on maturity alone. Best Puppy Bitch and
Best Puppy in Breed.
Puppy Bitch (2)
1. Budd's Parabar Primrosa. Nine month old liver and tan. Well grown bitch,
good head proportions, would perhaps like her ears a tad higher placed, but she
used them when alert. Compact body, she tends to stand a tad bum high at
present, but her topline levels out on the move. She has a brisk, easy action.
Her colour is really lovely and her coat is of an excellent weatherproof texture.
From the same home as the MP bitch and I am sure they will change places
often. To have one excellent prospect is lucky, to have two is just greedy!
2. Simpson's Simonsville Edmee*. Just a week short of her first birthday this
young lass is well put together, she has good head proportions and dark eyes.
Slightly long in proportions, angulation is good. She has a harsh coat.
Unfortunately she was unsettled today and did not make the most of her
Yearling Bitch (1)
1. Bellinger's Heelstone Jasmine. Smaller type with finer bone than I would
prefer, pretty head with well used tipped ears giving a sweet expression. She
has a short coupled body and holds a good topline, with correct angulation.
Moving with purpose, although a tad close behind.
Graduate Bitch (3, 1 w/d)
1. Syrett's Ganseblume Memphis Belle. Two year old black and tan, with a
gorgeous head and expression, with well used ears and darkest of eyes. She
has a balanced outline, with good angulation both ends and stands on excellent
feet. She has the blackest coat of good texture although perhaps just looking a
bit rangier at present, but sure she will soon fulfil her promise as she matures.
Moving with a lovely side gait and true coming and going.
2. Holden's Woodhawk Carina. Nice shape to this young bitch, with a pretty head
and expression. Her front is good and her topline is ok, she made it difficult to
assess her on the move by insisting on pulling, although this improved in the
next class and her movement was much better on a looser lead.
I must just mention the other entry in this class, who was very unsettled on the
table, and although her overall type was excellent her sporting owner decided
to withdraw her as she was not happy with the proceedings. I hope she
perseveres with her as she shows a lot of promise.
Post Graduate (1)
1. Woodhawk Carina. Moving much better than in her previous class and
showing off her virtues.
Limit Bitch (4)
1. Fairbairn-Carter's Firkinfoot Hopscotch Holly. Very nice for type and well
balanced throughout with a compact body and excellent angulation. Attractive
head with dark eyes, keen and attentive to her handler, carries a good coat and
moved with an easy action. Pleased to award her the RCC.
2. Felstead's Foveaux Oz Lady Madonna. Pretty head and expression, with dark
eyes and well used ears. Slightly longer cast than (1) but holding a good
topline. Moved well with an excellent side gait.
3. Simpson's Princess Polyanna from Simonsville.
Open Bitch (1)
1. Felstead's Ch Selestar Salix Lutea with Foveaux. Almost three year old black
and tan bitch with a delightful head and lovely ears when she uses them. She
has a broad skull and dark eyes, good reach of neck and level topline which she
holds on the move which is brisk and easy and her side gait is excellent. Well
handled and a worthy champion and pleased to award her the Bitch CC and
then BOB as I felt she looked more mature today than the Dog CC winner.