- Show Date: 23/04/2022
- Show Type: Championship Show
- Judged by: Krystyan Greenland Contact Judge
- Published Date: 28/07/2023
West Of England Ladies Kennel Society
WELKS Ch Show
Judge: Mr Krystyan Greenland
What a great appointment and a super breed. There was a very good quality here. They are such a nice breed to judge and the exhibitors are so sporting. Some dogs just need to tidy up on the move a bit and angles may be becoming just a tad too straight if this entry is representative. All the dogs were in tip top condition. Open bitch was one of the nicest classes of dogs I’ve judged for a while – so thank you for that.
Puppy Dog (1)
1st: Shorer- Wheeler’s Koromandel Tusen Takk (AI) Up to size. I would say that he is square in outline. Leanish in head and has a good wedge shape. Ok for width of skull. Eyes are dark brown in colour and he has a very nice expression. Ears placed high. I’d like them a fraction taller for balance. Neck of medium length and he is balanced in angles fore and aft. Nice for bone. Good depth to chest already. Topline slopes away a tad for my preference. Tail is set on high. Could perhaps have slightly more curl. Very sound on the move. Very promising. Best Puppy
Junior Dog (2,0)
1st: Sercombe’s Trelowen Forest Gump (AI). Up to size. Square in outline. Nice dark eyes and good expression. Ears are correct height for width at base. Neck has a moderate arch. Moderate lay of shoulders and upper arm angles back enough. Nice for bone. Feet are smallish as required. Nice level topline. Tail could perhaps be set a fraction higher, but has good curl. Great condition and he moves soundly.
2nd: Irvine, Irvine & Gillies’ Tapui Let’s Blaze. I liked this one for size more than 1st though I preferred the refinement of 1st overall. Lovely typical head with that lively expression. Eyes are nice for shape, set and colour. Ears good for size. Square in shape. He has moderate angulation all through. Topline can slope slightly. High set tail and correct curl. Good for bone and substance. Let himself down on the move here. Front and rear are still quite loose. Lots of maturing to do.
Open Dog (4,0)
A very nice class indeed.
1st: Corin & Camm’s Kligenthal Almuric. One I have judged before. Nice and square in outline- so typical for his breed. Gorgeous head with decent width through the skull and good wedge shape. Masculine but not overdone. Beautiful dark eyes and lively expression. Perfect ears with correct height compared to width and very nice pointed tips, where some are slightly too rounded. Neck is ok for length. Balanced in angles, though if I was being critical, I’d like a just a fraction more. Lovely firm level topline. Deep chest and typical tuck up. High set tail. Good pasterns and lovely for bone. So very sound on the move in all directions. Just want a tad more ground coverage for total perfection. A very good one who I have no doubt will gain his crown soon. BD
2nd: Dosson’s Kligenthal Bran Mak Morn. I feel this dog is nice for overall size and proportions. Great head with typical expression. Lovely dark eyes and good balance through the head. I like his ear set and he has that height and pointed shape that I look for. Neck is medium in length. Ok for bone. Moderate lay to shoulder. Slight slope to pasterns. He has very firm loins and is short coupled. Level back. I would prefer more turn of stifle and slightly more defined hocks. High set tail with good curl. He moves soundly but not as fluid behind as I like. Overall, his plus points outweighed the elements I wasn’t quite so keen on to win him this place in stiff competition. RBD
3rd: Deuchar’s Ch Rikarlo Gable – just not going well today.
Junior Bitch (3,1)
1st: Patrick & Ashman’s Tapui Starla. Really like this young bitch. Gorgeous shape. Beautiful head with lovely dark eyes, good wedge, dark pigment and lovely ears of correct height and nice and pointed. Good neck. Very good angulation all through without being overdone for this breed. Good depth to chest and nice width. Good length to ribcage and moderate tuck up. Firm level topline. High set tail. Firm hocks. Stunning on the move in profile. Needs to tighten going away. Really loved her. A future star here for the breed I’m sure – she has the perfect name! RBB
Open Bitch (9,2)
A great class! A privilege to judge. Spoilt for choice. Quite a few differences in type.
1st: Strong’s Legatts Dancing Queen at Draccus. So the standard says ‘lightly built, square in outline, fairly smooth lying coat, erect pointed ears, curled tail over the back. ‘ Well, need I say more really apart from this bitch scored so highly in all departments. I’m looking for a northern farm dog, and here I had one. Gorgeous head with enough width to skull and good balance to skull and muzzle. Excellent wedge. Ears are high set and pointed. Such a lively expression! Beautiful neck and gorgeous angulation without being excessive. Good depth to chest and has width. Moderate tuck up. Firm level topline and short strong loins. High set tail with correct curl. Good bone for size and small feet. Super mover in profile. I couldn’t take my eyes off of her. I was left wondering after how on earth this bitch isn’t a Champion. I do so hope it’s not because of judges ignorance over colour! I loved her. This was her day, and I hope she gains many CCs! BB. BOB.
2nd: Butterwoth’s Koromandel Gild The Lily. Another very nice bitch indeed. Again, lovely for overall shape. More of her than 1st, but she looks very strong and on point. Very good head with all the features I desire in this breed. Great neck and I particularly like her angles fore and aft which are very well balanced and not so straight as some – indeed she has good angulation without being overdone for this breed. Lovely depth to chest and slight tuck up. Firm, level topline. High set tail and correct curl. In excellent condition. She is so sound, but on the day just didn’t move with the vigour and verve of the 1st today – may have been the weather conditions outside! A high class bitch indeed.
3rd: Normans’ Ch Arnscroft Deliah at Veekay