• Show Date: 09/09/2022
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judged by: Jeff Horswell Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 28/07/2023

Richmond Dog Show Society

Breed: Australian Shepherd

Richmond. Australian Shepherd

This breed must rank as one of the most eye catching of show dogs. All here were very well presented and in excellent muscular condition. Generally I thought hind quarters were good, just a few slightly over angulated. Fronts, however need some work. Many failed in upper arm and as a result could have been better moving towards.

Veteran D. ne

Minor Puppy D ne

Puppy D (2)

1st: 2364 WALSH, Mr Jake Birkcross You Blu Me Away

V good proportions, beautifully presented with correct coat texture. Masc head, correct width of skull. Lengthy neck. Well laid shoulder. Could have a little more angle to upper arm. Well ribbed. Firm topline. V good rear which he uses so well on the move. V good profile action. Just needs to firm in front and a little more finish to body and coat and should start collecting the big green ones. RCC & BP

2nd: 2347 FITCHES, Mrs Allison Durena Black Baccara

Not helping his handler on the move. This is a well put together d who is accurate out and back, just needs to be more collected in profile. Well proportioned head. Enough neck. Well laid shoulder. Deep chest. Level topline rear matches his front.

Junior d ne

Yearling d (1 abs)

Post grad d ne

Limit d (6)

1st: 2345 COWLEY, Miss T L Sparkaway Talk Of The Devil JW

Liked his outline, which he holds on the move. V good head, correct skull. Could have a fraction more neck. Good width and fill of chest. Quite good shoulder. Well sprung ribs. Firm in topline. Well bent stifle with low hocks.

2nd: 2357 MILLIGAN, Ms Jan & MARLEY, Mr Nigel Allmark One for the Road with Alfsden

Masc d of v good proportions. Well balanced head. Liked his eye and expression. More neck than most in this class. Deep chest well ribbed back. Holds a firm topline. Rear matches front. Could be tidier out and back but v good profile mover.

3rd: 2367 WRAY-RAMSDEN, Mrs S L Caronlea Celtic Fire Starter for Takhisis

Open d (2)

1st: 2362 RAYMOND, Mrs Melanie & SHAW, Mr John & KIRTLEY, Mr Ch Brighttouch drift the line through Dialynne

Handler gets the v best from him, and so v well conditioned. He has a v good head, correct skull, medium stop. Good muzzle. Medium length neck. Could just have a little more fill in chest, although this has improved since I judged him in March. Well sprung ribs that go well back. Holds a firm topline. V good rear, which he uses so well. Could be tidier in front. V good in profile. CC & BOB

2nd: 2363 VIRGO, Miss L Aoiristar Supernova (IKC) Sh.CM

Fully mature d in grand body. Mas a masc and well balanced head. Medium beck. Front legs could be straighter. Deep chest. Firm topline. Well bent stifle and low hocks. Could be tidier coming towards and not the stride of 1.

Special beginners d ne

Veteran b ne

Minor puppy b (1)

1st: 2358 MILLIGAN, Ms Jan & MARLEY, Mr Nigel Alfsden She's The One

V bouncy 6 mths pup with a delightful temperament. She is already v well muscled and quite a good mover. Fem .head. Lengthy neck. Her angulations are moderate and balanced. Just runs up slightly in topline at the moment. Lots of promise.

Puppy b (1)

1st: 2346 COWLEY, Miss T L Sparkaway Black Magic

Super muscle and conditioning. Liked her proportions. She has a fem head, correct stop. Good expression. Enough neck. Quite well laid shoulders. Just a bit upright in upper arm and can still firm in front action. Well sprung ribs. Level topline. V good rear, uses v well. CC

Junior b ne.

Yearling b (3,1)

1st: 2343 BASSETT, Miss Lucy Dialynne Leave Your Mark at Starlink

She is a v good profile mover with a little more neck and better topline than 2. Fem head. Could have a little more width in front. Quite a good front assembly. Could have more spring in rib. V strong rear.


She has a v well proportioned head. Liked her eye and expression. Deep chest. Moderate and balanced in angulation. Fairly accurate out and back.

Post grad b (1 abs)

Limit b (4,1)

1st: 2342 ARNALL, Miss R & ALLAN, Mrs A Allmark Coco Chanel

Well put together b whose proportions I liked best in this class. She has a v good head, good eyes and ears. Enough neck. Well laid shoulder. Deep and well filled chest. Well ribbed back. Firm in topline. Enough hind angulation. Tended to pace quite a lot and could be tidier out and back.

2nd: 2349 GIBBONS, Miss Sarah & SATHERLEY, Mrs Cheryl Wispafete Belongs To Music

She goes v well in profile. Could just be a fraction longer in leg. Liked her head. Lengthy neck. Well laid shoulder. Deep chest. Well ribbed. Good rear.

3rd: 2353 KING, Miss Katie Altussi Aryan Mist

Open b (6,3)


Very showy b putting all in here. Liked her outline and proportions. She has a v good head. Correct skull. Medium neck. Could have a better front assembly. Deep chest. Well ribbed back. Firm in topline. Moderate hind angulation. Could be more economical in side gait, just a little extravagant. RCC.

 2 Harlow, Birkett & McDowell’s Birkcross Mines A Mail Tai

Well made b who didn’t help her handler at all. She has a super head. Lengthy neck. Well laid shoulder. Well ribbed back. She could come up on leg slightly. Slightly too much hind angulation. Low hocks.

3RD 2356 MILLIGAN, Ms Jan & MARLEY, Mr Nigel Allmark Sapphire With Alfsden JW

Special Beginners B (1)

1st: 2343 BASSETT, Miss Lucy Dialynne Leave Your Mark at Starlink

Jeff Horswell