- Show Date: 25/04/2022
- Show Type: Championship Show
- Judged by: jenny, dove Contact Judge
- Published Date: 28/07/2023
West Of England Ladies Kennel Society
Welks Championship Show
25th April 2022
I thank the exhibitors for the pleasing entry of 54 hounds, which is excellent in this present climate. We did have a few absentees, due to an unfortunate spread of kennel cough amongst the breed, hopefully now cleared up.
I really do have mixed feelings about all the imports that we now have in the breed. A lot have much to commend them, and others just leave me cold. Breeders please just be absolutely sure that you know the qualities, good and bad, of the stock behind your imports, so that you can help improve the gene pool in this country and not hinder it.
I was very happy with my main winners and the weather God, who provided a perfect day for showing large hounds.
Veteran Dog 3 (1 ABS)
1ST – Harvey & Jonsson’s SE/NOR/FIN/INT CH LYNX RAY OF SHINE (IMP SWE)
Very handsome, 8 years, white/silver. Tall masculine throughout. Fully mature hound who looks impressive standing and moving. Would like a little more topline on the move, but won this class with ease and has an awful lot to like about him. Super presentation and handling.
2nd – Ridge Reeves SUKESHI MASTER JABA
7 yrs, mature white/black. Excellent head and eye. Good ears and set, well constructed throughout and has good overall balance, but not quite the style and presence of winner on the move. A little less weight would help his topline, but very sound front and rear.
Minor Puppy Dog 1
1st – Lee-Brown’s GILES MAJOVE BOHEMIA PALAMEDEES NAF
Mature at 8 months. Very attractive colouring, dark silver/white. Well grown pup who is at that awkward in-between stage. Still a little tall for his length and rather loose on his pastern. Would like a more typical head. For me his veining is very exaggerated at present and spoils his expression. Nice dark eye, well bodied. Would like a little more rise over the loin, but hind angulation and hind movement adequate. Good feet.
Puppy Dog 3 (1 ABS)
1st – Lee-Brown’s GILES MAJOVE BOHEMIA PALAMEDEES NAF
2nd – Raczka’s PRIME RUBIN CASTOR
10 months red/white. Very tall youngster whose body just needs to catch up with his legs. Would like a little more overall length of body, side movement and hind movement good, but still rather loose in pastern. Long, rather refined head with dark eye – lovely expression. Out-moved today, but still very immature.
Junior Dog 4 (1 ABS)
1st – Odell’s SUKESHI MAN IN THE MIDDLE
13 months sable/white. Very promising youngster. He has masculinity, correct overall balance and substance. Well made throughout with good front and hind angulation and co-ordination. Still looks a bit of a handful, but strong, powerful sound mover with correct feet front and rear. Best mover in this class and kept good topline at all times.
2nd – Jarczynska’s DIAMOND MAGNUS BORZOJ (IMP POL)
Another handsome youngster, slightly taller than above. 13 months white/red. Good head and expression, ears and set. Looks good standing with pleasing outline. Well bodied with good depth. Would like a little more front angulation, but he has excellent side movement with good drive behind. Still a little loose in pastern. In good coat, well handled.
3rd – Allen’s LYNX LIFE OF BRIAN WITH ARAURA (IMP SWE)
Yearling Dog 3 (2 ABS)
1st – Clare’s DONSKOI GROZA
23 months, white/sable. Masculine throughout, in excellent body condition and muscling. Well balanced head, good ears and set. Neck flows smoothly into good lay of shoulders. Good depth and length of body. Good bend of stifle. Moves with drive and reach, front and rear. Good tail and set. Looked better moving than standing.
Post Grad Dog 5
1st – Ridge-Reeves SUKESHI NUREYUV
Handsome, 3 yrs white/silver. Was my winner at first glance and he did not disappoint. Not fully mature, but has excellent overall conformation, masculine, but elegant. In fine condition with good style and presence. Lovely coat, which was well presented and his handler got the best from him. Out-moved his classmates – another one for the future from this very consistent kennel.
2nd – Geddes CAVELLIERIK FRAER AT INGLEDENE (IMP RUS)
Only 27 months, white/silver and not dissimilar in style to winner. Sound hound to go over, in excellent body and condition. Just preferred the head and overall balance of the above. Moved soundly, front and rear with good reach and drive. Lacked maturity today.
3rd – Raczka’s JAMARQUI ALCHEMY ARGENT
Limit Dog 6 (2 ABS)
Very nice class to judge.
1st – Harvey & Jonsson’s LYNX GOGIBUS PEARL (IMP SWE)
3 yrs black/white. Tall, handsome hound who is a slightly different style to my other class winners. I liked his head and dark eye. Lovely expression with good ears and set. Super neck into well laid shoulders, good depth and length of body with correct topline. Excellent hind quarters with good tail and set. Sound, easy mover who has excellent overall balance. Well deserved Reserve CC.
2nd – Odell’s SUKESHI BARYSHNIKOV
3 yrs white/black. Excellent litter brother to Post Grad Dog winner. Well balanced head with dark eye. Good co-ordination front and rear, he really does move soundly and powerfully. Looks good from the side and fore and aft. In excellent hard muscular condition. Two very nice hounds.
3rd – Pinkerton, Cattoni-Sarman & Allenbys RYAZAN VICEROY OF RADOST AT MENIGMA
Open Dog 3
1st – Graham’s CH DASHAVA CALGARY
One I placed highly as a youngster at Crufts 2019 and he really has matured into a fine example of our breed. He is masculine throughout. At 5 ½ yrs he is mature and for me ticks all the boxes. He is totally balanced with lovely typical head and expression. I like everything about him, down to his excellent feet, front and rear. Not over glamorous, but absolutely right everywhere. Was a bit of a handful on the move today, but his excellent handler got the best out of him eventually and I was pleased to award him the CC – apparently his 6th .
2nd – Dawson’s STEPPDANCE PINTEL AT STUBBYLEE (IMP NOR)
A very different style of hound to above, but has a lot to commend him. More refined, very elegant hound who is not as finished as above, but he is well bodied with good depth. Handsome head, with dark eye. Looked well standing with good outline and moved soundly front and drives well behind. Excellent side movement, handled and presented to perfection.
3rd – Wheateley’s RUSSKIY AZART AMBASSADOR REALITY RONDO (IMP ITA)
Puppy Bitch 2 (1 ABS)
1st – Chalk & Vorrias CHALKSVILLE SASKIA
Very pretty, 10 months white/red. Lovely head and expression, excellent overall conformation, looked great standing and moved very well for a youngster. Kept topline at all times, in great coat and presentation. Out-moved the Dog in the challenge for Best Puppy. Very promising. BP.
Junior Bitch 2 (1 ABS)
1st – Lyden’s EIRIANCI HARLEQUIN OPAL
18 months white/silver brindle. Well bodied with good depth and length. Would like a more elegant head and more front angulation. Standing a little wide in front today, lacking forechest which rather spoilt her movement. Hind angulation and fallaway is good.
Yearling Bitch 1
1st – Trimick’s BRIMPOOL STIORRA
19 months white/red. Rather too refined in head for me. Good ears and length of neck. Would like more front angulation and reach. Lacks forechest and substance throughout. Hind angulation adequate, with rather steep fallaway.
Post-Graduate Bitch 5 (3 ABS)
1ST – Parson’s JAMARQUI ALCHEMY ANNIE. JW.
3 yrs white/red sable. I really liked this feminine bitch. Although still immature in the challenge and a little loose in the pastern, I think she has a great future. Excellent overall conformation, she has very good type and style. I was always an admirer of her sire and can see a lot of him in her.
2nd – Giblett’s MISCHRAN PRIME SUSPECT
3 yrs self black. Pretty head and expression. Good ears and set. Another who is more angulated at the rear than the front and definitely needs to lose weight, as it rather spoils her topline on the move. Lovely coat, which was presented to perfection. Well handled.
Limit Bitch 8 (2 ABS)
Really nice class to judge, with some very good bitches. The first three were particularly difficult to separate.
1st – Clare’s RYAZAN VOGUE
Very elegant, refined white/red. Only 2 yrs, but mature with a lovely outline and excellent front and hind co-ordination. Good neck into well laid shoulders, correct depth and length of body with good fallaway and well angulated hind quarters. The handler really got the best out of her. Sound throughout.
2nd – Humphrey’s RYAZAN FLEUR
Another very good bitch – lovely head and dark eye, which I slightly preferred to above. Excellent overall balance and conformation, just needs to lose a little weight, which spoilt her topline on the move. Very close between these two half sisters.
3rd – Graham’s DASHAVA SYDNEY. Quality, 5 yrs, mahogany, litter sister to dog CC winner
Open Bitch 7 (3ABS)
1st – Harvey’s CH/IR/NL CH/ALBANEILER AQUAE SILIS (AI)
Gorgeous 6 ½ years white/silver bitch, who is absolutely in her prime. I have always loved her, from a rangy 13 month old to now and she has always made me smile. Tall, elegant and stylish hound who is feminine throughout. Excellent standing and moves effortlessly with superb reach and drive. Pleased to award her the CC and BOB; she was in her element in the big ring and I was thrilled to see her perform perfectly in the group and be awarded Group 2. Congratulations!
2nd – Codling & Jones JANSAMS KILLER QUEEN
2 ½ years white/gold. Less mature and different style to above, but I like her a lot. Great overall balance and type, solid, sound and elegant without any exaggeration. Lovely coat and presentation, no hesitation to give her the reserve CC. I am sure she will gain her title soon.
3rd – Dawson’s CH METEL AVGUSTA ALA AZUL AT STUBBYLEE JW (IMP RUS)
Special Beginners Bitch 2
1st – Parson’s JAMARQUI ALCHEMY ANNIE JW – as before in P. Grad B
2nd – Gibletts MISCHRAN CHEROKEE
2 ½ yrs self gold. Very nice head and eye, good expression. Well constructed throughout with excellent overall balance. Has good type, but needs to lose a little weight as it spoilt her topline, particularly on the move. Excellent presentation and handling.
Jenny Dove - JUDGE