• Show Date: 22/07/2022
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judged by: Jeff Horswell Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 28/07/2023

Leeds City & District Canine Association

Breed: Keeshond

Leeds. Keeshond

Generally I thought most of the dogs moved quite well. However two things did concern me. There were a lot of exhibits that did not have the correct breed proportions, many were too short in leg, long in body and often looked a bit heavy and dumpy. There were also a number of soft, long coats. When you have an over long coat on a short legged dog the proportions look even more untypical.

Puppy D (2,1)

1st: 3050 PATTISON, Mrs S Quest Eastkees Del Monte Dragnone

V promising pup of just 6 mths. Correct proportions. V good head with flat skull. Neat ears. Enough neck. Balanced and moderate in his angulation. Slight rise in topline as yet. Accurate on the move and a brisk stride. BP

Junior d (2)

1st: 3051 PATTISON, Mrs S Eastkees King Of Kings

Plenty of him for 9 months. He has a masc head,.good eye and expression. Medium neck. Could have a better front. Grand body. Moderate rear.


Liked his outline and proportions, just needs more confidence. He has a v good head. Correct neck. Good angulation. Sound mover.

Post grad d ne

Limit d (5,1)

1st: 3049 PATTISON, Mrs S Serenaubach Full Of Wonder

Liked his proportions. He had the best hind action in class but could be better coming towards. Has a masculine head with good eye and expression. Correct neck. Well balanced and moderate in his angulation. Level topline. Correct tail.

2nd: 3018 ATKINSON, Mrs A Vivids Majestic Prince Of Winklestar

He has a lovely shape, could just be a little more of him. Has a pleasing head. Correct neck. Well made in front. He is well ribbed with a level topline and well set tail. Could be better going away. V good jacket.

3rd: 3059 WILKIN, Mrs Christina & WILKIN, Mr Roger Whizzkees Quicksilver

Open d (5,1)

1st: 3031 HARRIS, Mrs Melanie Kichigai Boy Is Back In Town For Watchkees JW

Best mover in class. Liked his proportions and super coat texture. He has a well balanced head. With good eye and expression. Enough neck, good front. Well ribbed. Firm in topline. V good rear. CC & BOB


Liked his shape, just not as good in hind action as 1. Liked his head. Dark eyes. Well set ears. Good neck and shoulder. Firm body with a level topline. Well set tail. Correct coat texture.

3rd: 3056 ROSE, Mrs Sharon & ROSE, Mr George Rossvale Endeavour to Esorkees

Veteran d (4,2)

1st: 3033 HICKSON, Miss Natasha L & HICKSON, Mr Colin Ch Kichigai's Only The Lonley

Liked his proportions and he moved v well. Would just prefer a better coat texture. He has a masc head. Good eye and expression. Enough neck. He has a good front. Well bodied. Firm topline. Moderate rear. RCC & BV

2nd: 3055 ROSE, Mrs Sharon & ROSE, Mr George Ch Rossvale Master of Destiny for Esorkees

In great form. Carrying slightly too much body. He has a masc head. Dark eyes. Enough neck. Level topline with well set tail. He too could be better in cot texture.

Special beginners. D/b (1)

1st: 3021 BATES, Mrs Becky Allforus Eternal flame

Fem b who is well proportioned. Liked her head. Enough neck. Well made front with good width of chest. Slightly slack in pastern. Level topline with a well set tail. Strong rear. Moved well.

Puppy b (1 abs)

Junior b (3,1)

1st: 3040 MATTHEWS, Mr David & LEE, Mrs Tracey & MATTHEWS, M Winklestar Aurora at Valindale

Very good moving b of correct proportions. Fem head. Would like a better expression. Correct neck. Well laid shoulders. Well sprung ribs with a firm topline. Moderate rear. In v good jacket, CC

2nd: 3035 LUSH, Miss S Dianakees Carolina Moon

Slightly heavier b. She has a fem head. Would prefer a longer neck and better shoulder. Level topline. Moderate rear. I think less weight might improve front action.

Post grad b (5,2)

1st: 3058 WILKIN, Mrs Christina & WILKIN, Mr Roger Whizzkees Silver Spark

Thought she had the best proportions in class. She has a fem head. V good eye, expression and markings. Ok neck and shoulder. Well ribbed. V good tail set. She uses her rear well. Coat ok.

2nd: 3045 HOPKINS, Mrs D Serenaubach Auroras Dance

She just looked a little lower on leg than 1 but a better coat than 3. Fem head, could have a longer muzzle. Medium neck. Moderate in her angulation. holds a level topline. Well set tail.

3rd: 3052 POTTS, Miss Nicola Michelle Shelderon The Legal Eagle

Limit b (4,1)

3rd: 3052 POTTS, Miss Nicola Michelle Shelderon The Legal Eagle

Not in full coat, but what she has is of correct texture. Thought her the best proportions in class. She has a fem head. Enough neck. Well balanced and moderate in angulation, so moved well. Level topline. Colour could be better but she is the right shape. RCC

2nd: 3048 PATTISON, Mrs S Eastkees Purple Gem

She is a v good moving b, just looks slightly long for her height. V good head. Correct neck. She is balanced and moderate in her angulation. Coat is ok.

3rd: 3023 BELL, Mrs C Allforus Game Set N'Match (ai)

Open b (6,2)

Not easy to sort as all 4 different.

1st: 3030 GREGORY, Ms Dawn Christina Amikirs Lovealicious JW

She has a v lovely head and is a good mover. Would prefer her to have more leg length. Correct neck. Front is ok. Firm topline. Liked her rear.


She was the best shape in class but needs a bit more confidence. Fem in head. OK neck and front. Level topline. Could be tidier coming towards. Good rear.

3rd: 3022 BELL, Mrs C Foxifayre Keep The Faith With Allforus (ai) JW

Veteran b (2)

1st: 3041 MCKEAN, Ms W Ch Kichigai This Girl Is Mine At Yawren

Very good moving b, accurate and a brisk action.she has a fem head. Good eye and expression/ She has enough neck. She is slightly long in loin. Holds a level topline with well set tail. Coat could be harsher.

2nd: 3026 FITCHES, Mr A J & Mrs J M Samoykees Exclusive Moon (ai)

She is a heavier type v. Medium neck. Shoulders set slightly far apart. Plenty of body. Level topline. Moderate rear.

Jeff Horswell