• 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

Breed: Lancashire Heeler




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.

Jacky Cutler