• Show Date: 02/09/2022
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judged by: Pam Marston-Pollock Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 28/07/2023

City Of Birmingham Canine Association

Breed: Whippet

City of Birmingham 2/9/22


I was looking forward to this appointment as it celebrated 40 years, almost to the month,since I first awarded CCs in Whippets.It was a memorable day with my daughter,Steph, as co-judge,something I would not have foretold all those years ago. Thank you to everyone who made our day, with all winners receiving enthusiastic applause and there was a great buzz around the rings. This was my last judging appointment in the breed and it certainly ticked every box.

Class 1255 SBD (6 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: 2230 DIMMOCK, Miss Tanya Selinko Festive Prancer,fawn/wt trim,typy head with a good depth of underjaw.Long reach of neck,shoulder placement acceptable.Would have liked a shade more in spring of rib,but deep brisket to elbow.Gentle topline over croup down into well angled hindquarters.

2nd: 2210 BLACKBURN, Mrs Andrea & BLACKBURN, Miss Zoe Silkridge CeylonDiffrent head type and for me would like a shade more strength to foreface.Fine,correct ears.Moderate length of neck and a tad heavy in shoulders.Correct bone quality.Well shaped body,and proportions with good hind angulation.

3rd: 2228 COTTRELL, Mr M Blackstem Be True To Me

Class 1256 VD (4 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: 2312 WHITAKER-CROSBY, Mrs J Ch Mulcair May Contain Nutz JW Full of quality with typy head and strong underjaw.Won on body shape.Good spring of rib.Maintaining his topline both standing and movng.Clean,well laid shoulders,moved soundly with good drive.BV,

2nd: 2260 LEATHART, Mrs Vanna Ringmore Dalrymple,More compact in type and shape,good size,balanced head with good reach of neck.Well let into shoulders.Well developed body with curvy body and nice arch over the loin.Well balanced hindquarters.

3rd: 2302 SHARPE, Mrs Joan Tigsisle Make Some Noise

Class 1257 MPD (9 Entries) Abs: 3

1st: 2203 ALCORN, Mr David R & INGRAM, Mr Gavin Gwendariff Breaking News,attractive red brindle/wt headed a difficult class as all were at different stages of development.Good size with elegance and stood over the ground well.Balanced head with kind eye,neat ears.Stood a little upright in neck but when settled is of good length.Needs to furnish in body and bulk out but the framework is there.Soundest mover in the class

2nd: 2277 MYCROFT, Miss Fiona & MYCROFT, Mrs Susan Supeta's Snap Crackle NPop, Totally different type and another still needing time to fill out.Appealing head type with good topline,well boned with plenty of spring of rib.Was standing a little straight in front and was unsettled on the move,but a quality boy.

3rd: 2204 ANDERSON, Mrs M Runaround Richochet

Class 1258 PD (3 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: 2311 WHEELER, Mr Robert Ranveli Diki Diki,Upstanding brindle male of excellent quality.Typy head with lovely eye,strong reachy neck well let into clean shoulders.Still immature in body and lacked a little depth which would have completed his curvy underline.Firm,well muscled back,smooth over the loin into well muscled hindquarters.Steady sound mover.BPIB,GP1.

2nd: 2247 HIGGINBOTTOM, Miss ELLEN Natalie Dizzy Bear At Dawnsafon,not as strong in type and higher set,lacking body development.Skull a little too flet,ears could be finer.Well shaped topline but lacks bone substance allthrough.Fairly narrow mover.

Class 1259 JD (4 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 2272 MCMILLAN, Miss Katie & MORRIS, Mrs Leigh & WADDELL Crosscop My Boy,Br/wt elegant male with good ground coverage both standing and moving.Strong,well muscled neck,well filled in forechest.Well boned down through pasterns.Deep brisket to elbows.Well balanced body with good length of loin.Well muscled hindquarters with good definition of hock.Soundest mover.

2nd: 2285 PERKINS, Miss G Zetor Zeglynn Hello You,Totally different type,strong breed type and construction.Balance head,would like eyes a shade darker and oval.Stood over ground well with flowing lines.Oval rib well carried back,strong loin and hindquarters.

3rd: 2208 ATKINSON, Mrs Rebecca Emrunwicks zach

Class 1260 YD (3 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 2254 HOWGATE, Mr M & HULL, Ms Y Palmik King Arthur JW,Correctly size male with clean backskull,would like a shade more depth of underjaw.Dark eye,strong neck of correct length.Balanced angulation front and back .Gentle spring of rib,depth of brisket to elbows.Strong,wellmuscled loin and gentle croup down to well balanced firm hindquarters.Soundest mover.

2nd: 2232 DIMMOCK, Miss Tanya Selinko PathosTotally different type,head is in proportion to body but foreface too long for my taste.Long reach of neck with well anged front,maybe a shade too prominent in forechest.Overall,well shaped outline which won this placing.

3rd: 2212 BONSER-HADFIELD, Mrs D J Brochinbelle A Wee Dram at Helgen:

Class 1261 GD (7 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: 2262 LEMPEREUR, Mrs Danielle Blue Spring's Phoebus,pale fawn/wt.Quality male outshone all in this class.Correct size and in great condition.Balanced,typy head with good expression.Strong,muscled neck of correct length and depth.Deep brisket,strongly muscled topline and could do with a slightly lower tail set.For my preferemce would like him a shade finer in muscle.Moved soundly.

2nd: 2266 MARTIN, Mrs V C Bowdonia Go The Distance For Stalwart,Similar in type to 1 but not quite the depth of quality in head.Moderate length of neck.Good return of upper arm but a shade short in shoulder blade.Well bodied,held a good shape.

3rd: 2220 BRODIE, Miss Zoe Louise Sarah & OWEN, Miss Ebony Wolfscastle Livin The Dream

Class 1262 PGD (8 Entries) Abs: 2

1st: 2262 LEMPEREUR, Mrs Danielle Blue Spring's Phoebus

2nd: 2229 DANIELS, Mr Lewis & BRIDGMAN-LEWIS, Mr Kyle Elmanash Glenburgie,Head type not to my tase but is balanced and typical.Well angulated in front with good upper arm return,elbows well tucked in.Medium bladed bone,good spring of rib and brisket to elbows.Could have a shade more rise over the loin,broad,strong hindquarters.Handler needs to pull him together when stacking,it would make all the difference.

Class 1263 LD (10 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 2216 BREW, Miss Anna CROSSCOP THE SHOW MUST GO ON,fawn/wt trim, loved the quality of this male, reminded me so much of Rum Punch. Excellent size and proportions. Clean skull with strong, working jaw,dark eyes,neat ears.Totally balanced throughout with oval ribbing,neat front with strong legs and feet.Compact body with strongly muscled rise over the loin.Unexaggerated hind angulation,evertime he stood still,he was exactly right.CC.

2nd: 2283 PERKINS, Miss G Zetor Southgrove Keep it moving At Zeglynn (Imp NLD)Very typical and stylish or good size.Totally different in head type and not quite as strong in underjaw.Well balanced,with good conformation front and back.Well collected on the move with good bend of stifle.

Class 1264 OD (8 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: 2325 WINTER, Mr Laurence & YEATES, Miss Debra Lolani Cafe Amore,Upstanding male with presence.Typy head with well shaped skull and balance to foreface,would like a darker eye.Long,clean neck and strong front with good width down to the ground.Firm,flowing topline and well shaped ribbing carried back.Broad hindquarters.Sound mover.

2nd: 2273 MORRIS, Mrs Leigh & WADDELL, Mr George & MYCROFT, Crosscop I Want You TAF, Again,totally different in type,nicely shaped with good overall curves.Well constructed with firm front,well boned legs through pasterns.The desired S shape through his body.Would just have liked a shade more width to his hindquarters.My notes say : ‘proper Whippet type’

3rd: 2283 PERKINS, Miss G Zetor Southgrove Keep it moving At Zeglynn (Imp NLD).

Class 1265 GCD (3 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 2260 LEATHART, Mrs Vanna Ringmore Dalrymple

2nd: 2292 PRICE, Ms C Ch Wheelspin Silver Shadow Among Silkdance JW,well known fawn male of lovely quality.Just preferred the head type of 1.

Pam Marston-Pollock