- Show Date: 08/10/2022
- Show Type: Championship Show
- Judged by: Nicky Steele Contact Judge
- Published Date: 28/07/2023
South Wales Kennel Association
I would like to thank the committee for SWKA for inviting me to judge and secondly extend a huge thank-you to all the exhibitors who entered their dogs under me on the day some of whom had travelled a very long way. Overall the quality of the dogs presented was good and I was pleased to see no extremes in either direction. Temperaments were also good although some of the younger dogs were suffering from nerves, most probably not helped by a lack of socialising in their formative years during the pandemic restrictions.
Class 1238 - Veteran Dog - 1 entry 0 abs 1st - Mrs S J Crowther - KOBUK MIDNIGHT STARGAZER SHCM VW Presented well and held his topline on the move, had a good flex of pastern and well-bent stifle, croup nicely sloped and held a good tail position. Masculine head with good ear set and eye shape. Correct double coat in good condition.
Class 1239 - Minor Puppy Dog - 0 entry
Class 1240 - Puppy Dog - 2 entries 1 abs 1st - Mrs C L John - FOLKVARS PUMPKIN MAGIC R/Q correct coat in good condition. Masculine head with a nice eye and good pigment. Good topline with a well-defined loin and correctly sloping croup.
Class 1241 - Junior Dog - 1 entry 0 abs 1st - Miss S J Grice - ELLEONIA NO MATTER WHAT R/W coat was correct and immaculate and was well presented. Masculine head with a good ear set. Strong loin in correct proportions and well sprung pasterns on the move and kept a good topline.
Class 1242 - Graduate Dog - 0 entry
Class 1243 - Post-Graduate Dog - 2 entries 0 abs 1st - Mr J & Mrs D McInnes - INNESKA MALACHITE (RDCC) Correct proportions and height which gave the desired overall outline. Beautiful head with great expression, almond oblique eyes with the correct size and set ears, strong muscle but not course. Correct coat in fabulous condition. Good topline which was held on the move as he glided effortlessly around the ring. Not much to fault in this boy, one to watch out for.2nd Mr R J & Mrs K L Beirne - PENKHALAS PENNINESNODRIFT Good coat, and correct eye and ears. Didn’t show himself to be his best on the day but would like to see him when he’s less concerned with the environment.
Class 1244 - Limit Dog - 3 entry 1 abs 1st - Mr P & Mrs L Robertson - CHATANIKA’S DRAGONKIN (DCC/BOB) Medium-sized B/W boy with correct proportions in length and height reflecting a basic balance. A keen expression with a good ear set presented a finely chiselled fox-like appearance. Good shoulder angulation with well-sprung pasterns and correct feet. Good ribs and a strong loin, correctly sloping croup and rear angulation. Forelegs and hind legs parallel. Upper thighs were well muscled and stifle well bent. Smooth and seemingly effortless. Quick and light on his feet, gaited on a loose lead at a moderately fast trot, exhibiting good reach in the forequarters and good drive in the hindquarters. Topline remained firm and level on the move. 2nd - Ms P Amphlet & Mr H Sym - ESKAMARA FIVE STAR R/W dog with lovely head and gentle expression, excellent ear set and almond-shaped eyes. The coat was correct and overall condition was good, well-muscled with a level topline which was held on the move.
Class 1245 - Open Dog - 2 entry 0 abs 1st - Mr R & Mr S Sargent - CH HUSHWING WEEZTLEE WITH KERIQUEL B/W with a well-furred body, erect ears and brush tail. Proportions were correct for length and height. Well laid back shoulders with pasterns slightly sloping, wrist strong but flexible. Length from elbow to ground correct. Muscle was firm and well developed, with no excess weight. Free and graceful in action, exhibiting good reach and drive. 2nd Mr R J & Mrs K L Beirne - PENKHALAS ITASKA G/W Lovely head slightly rounded on top. Muzzle medium length and width. Stop clearly defined but not excessive. Good pigment and kind expression. Strong body, with a level topline from withers to croup. Chest deep and strong but not too broad. Ribs well sprung from the spine but flattened on sides to allow for freedom of action. The loin is slightly arched, well-muscled, taut and lean with a slight tuck-up. Stifles are well bent.
Class 1246 - Good Citizen Dog Scheme - 0 entry
Class 1247 - Veteran Bitch - 3 entry 0 abs 1st - Mr J & Mrs D McInnes - CH HUSHWING HAPPY FEET AT INNESKA JW (BCC/BV) B/W Medium size and in proportion. Good length of neck nicely arched and extended slightly forward on the move. Well laid back and angulated shoulders. Parallel front and rear view. Pasterns slightly sloping, wrist flexible. Length from elbow to ground is slightly more than the distance from elbows to the top of withers. Bone proportionate. Level topline from withers to croup. In profile, body length and proportions are correct. Ribs well sprung but flattened for ease of movement. The loin is slightly arched and well-muscled with a nice tuck-up. Croup slopes at the correct angle to assist the rear thrust. Well furred tail well set just below the level of the topline. Smooth and seemingly effortless gaited on a loose lead at a moderately fast trot, exhibiting good reach in and good drive in hindquarters. Topline remained level on the move. 2nd Ms E L Smith - CH AMICAL SNOW WHITE Pure white girl with a superb coat. In proportion with a feminine finely chiselled fox-like appearance to her head. Almond-shaped eyes, moderately spaced and set obliquely. Well arched neck. Good angulation of shoulders. Pasterns are flexible. Level topline from withers to croup. The loin is slightly arched. Well-furred tail well set just below the level of the topline. Smooth gait at a moderately fast trot, exhibiting good reach and drive. Topline remained level on the move. 3rd Miss L E Norman - SKIMMARQUE ANNA PAVLOVA
Class 1248 - Minor Puppy Bitch - 0 entry
Class 1249 - Puppy Bitch - 2 entry 0 abs 1st - Mrs C L John - FOLKVARS WITCHES BREW (BP) G/W This is a stunning puppy who has a beautiful feminine foxy head, great proportions, correct coat, good angulation and was so together on the move for a youngster I would expect her to be one to look out for as she matures. 2nd Mrs C L John - FOLKVARS KALIETA Litter sister to the above 1st place and has many of the same attributes but just isn’t as together as her sister, but time will tell.
Class 1250 - Junior Bitch - 0 entry
Class 1251 - Graduate Bitch - 2 entry 0 abs 1st - Mrs S Hay - INNESKA CINNABAR OF SURA G/W well proportioned and well-muscled girl, laid back and well-angulated shoulders leading down to well-sprung pasterns. A strong arched loin with the desired tuck up. She held her topline well on the move and covered the ground with ease. Well presented and should have a good future in the ring. 2nd Mrs S J Crowther - KOBUK FOXTAIL LILY Sweet expression and a beautiful coat with a well-furred tail. Good front angulation and well-sprung pasterns, movement just lost out to 1st.
Class 1252 - Post-Graduate Bitch - 3 entry 1 abs 1st - Miss L E Norman - SKIMARQUE ANNA PAVLOVA G/W Well proportioned with the correct coat. Not as well muscled as 2nd place but movement on the day was good. Well-sprung pasterns and correct stifle. 2nd Mr J & Mrs D McInnes - INNESKA BLACK PEARL B/W coat in great condition. Good leg-to-chest ratio with nice pasterns, stifle and feet. Arched loin with the desired tuck-up. Didn’t perform on the day.
Class 1253 - Limit Bitch - 4 entry 0 abs 1st - Mr R & Mr S Sargent - KERQUEL ROSE ROYAL G/W Well proportioned length and height, with a good length of strong loin which was nicely arched over a good tuck up. Well-angulated shoulders lead to good pasterns and feet. Feminine head with dark oblique eyes and feminine muzzle. Great reach of neck on the move with a held-level topline. 2nd - Miss J Caudy - PENKHALAS AMKA Well proportioned length and height, loin was just a bit shorter than 1st place but was nicely arched with a good tuck up. Well-angulated shoulders lead to good flex of pasterns and good feet. Feminine head with dark oblique eyes and feminine muzzle. Moved well and held level topline. Her coat was perfect 3rd - Miss L E Norman - SKIMARQUE SHADES OF MIDNIGHT
Class 1254 - Open Bitch - 5 entry 0 abs 1st - Mrs S Hay - HUSHWING BUTTERCUP OF SURA (RBCC) B/W Medium size and good proportions to the body. Her head head features are finely chiselled with a fox-like appearance. Almond-shaped eyes with a keen expression. Lovely arched neck carried proudly. The shoulder blade well-laid back, upper arm angles are correct. Well-sprung pasterns slightly sloping wrist strong but flexible. Level topline from withers to croup. Chest deep and strong but not too broad. Ribs well sprung. Loins slightly arched, well muscled, taut and lean with a slight tuck-up. Croup slopes at the correct angle. Hind legs moderately spaced and parallel. Upper thighs well muscled and powerful, stifles well bent and hock joint well defined and set low to ground. Gait was smooth and easy. Exhibited a good reach and drive. 2nd Ms E L Smith - AMICAL KAPRI White bitch with the attributes of 1st place but just lost out on height as it was down to the finer detail. Expression was perfect with correct eyes and ears and coat. 3rd Miss L E Norman - SKIMMARQUE MARGARITA
Class 1246 - Good Citizen Dog Scheme Bitch - 1 entry 0 abs (seen) 1st Mrs S J Crowther - KOBUK FOXTAIL LILY