• Show Date: 11/09/2022
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judged by: Pat Butler-Holley Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 28/07/2023

Richmond Dog Show Society

Breed: Spaniel (Cocker)


Judge: Mrs Pat Butler Holley (Shandwick.

Thank you for a wonderful entry of quality cockers. I must say a big thank you to my stewards on the day they did and amazing job. If I may point out a couple of very disappointing areas I found today, is mouths need to be watched in great detail. I found more than I would have thought possible which is sad really. Also the toplines as  a few resemble an American cockers topline which is certainly not what is required within the breed.

Class 2341 VD (1 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 4955 CASSIDY, Ms Y Manchela Hugo Boss EJW'09 Sh.CM ShCEx OSW, stood alone but what a grand dog he is, moved so soundly and true with that typical cocker movement.

Class 2342 MPD (3 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: 4970 GRICE, Mr & Mrs K & D Kyna Mackenzie, in my opinion this puppy dog is wonderful so well made in his construction, but its his attitude to life that will take him forward to bigger and better things. Delighted to award him BPB and see him do well later in the puppy group. Congratulations on breed such a wonderful dog.

2nd: 5024 WARRINGTON, Mrs Sue Eileen EDDESWARREN Vega By Zakova, All puppies in my opinion should be allowed to play and enjoy themselves whilst so young. And this one certainly did. Well built presented in great coat and condition and moved well.

Class 2343 PD (1 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 4952 BINDZA, Mrs Deborah Laurellakes Dream Chaser, I would have preferred to see a little more depth in chest at this age. But lovely shape in outline. Moved well.

Class 2344 JD (3 Entries) Abs: 0,

Typical juniors they change so quickly and Im sure with time these 2 will change places often.

1st: 5039 WILLIAMS, Mr & Mrs R & S L Wilmerella Outlander JW, I preferred the head on the winner today, however longer cast in body than second. Great front and good depth of chest. Moved very well.

2nd: 4949 BESWICK, Mrs T Esqueen Give A Gift for Cachel (Imp Pol), I liked the overall cocker shape and style of this youngster but today I felt him a little steep over the croup but this could be just the changes in age and growth at this time.

3rd: 5041 WINDER, Mr Kevin & WINDER, Mrs Julia Harbethol Look Thats Magic for Kevuliawin

Class 2345 YD (3 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 4986 LEWIS, Mrs T A Penmartan Bright Knight, when he first came into the ring I thought him long in loin however when you put your hands on him he certainly isn’t. I loved him, his head is so classic. I wish him well for the future.

2nd: 4956 CASSIDY, Ms Y Manchela Speechless at Cassoz JW, What a wonderful shape and outline this dog as. I love his colour and outline moved really well.

3rd: 5009 ROFE, Mr & Mrs D & S Villaspaniol Gold Flash

Class 2346 ND (4 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 4945 ANDERSON, Mr Bruce & FOSTER, Mr Alan Zakova Sundance Kyd at Sabaloo The best of movements in this class, a lot to like about him but I would prefer to see a better tail carriage.

2nd: 5012 SHERIDAN, Mrs J Oktumi Mischief Maker, I liked this dog stacked, a little long in forface.

3rd: 5010 SALMON, Miss Angela Jeanne Crimicar indigo eclipse

Class 2347 GD (4 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 4973 GRIST, Mrs W Kasordon Firestarter I fell for this dog, his overall shape and conformation displays all the cocker attributes. Loved his movement using his first class quarters.

2nd: 4950 BEVIS, Miss S & NORIE-MILLER, Miss C Popocatepetl Tomfoolery, loved his colour, but in my opinion I felt him a little heavy overall.

Class 2348 PGD (4 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 5011 SAUNDERS, Mrs S Carmelfair Corocenzo at Oxfordogs, Loved his head and overall balance, his shape and outline and topline are so true which he holds on the move.

2nd: 4964 DRIVER, Mrs Debbie Lynne & DRIVER, Mr Garry Annilann Mister Spangles At Beckaby JW, Lots to like about this dog in many ways, shape and overall conformation is so true as to what is required from a cocker spaniel.

3rd: 5008 ROFE, Mr & Mrs D & S Villaspaniol Sunny Delight

Class 2349 LD (8 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: 5001 RAHMAN, Mr MD & SCHOFIELD, Ms Esme Chataway Inspector Morse, built on a bigger frame than I would normally like, having said that he is so very handsome and so well built, good neck and shoulder clean in outline, and moved the best in the class with that typical cocker movement.

2nd: 5022 WARRINGTON, Mrs Sue Eileen Zakova Sunburst, I like the colour of this dog and overall shape, great depth of chest and, strong quarters. Which he used to full advantage.

3rd: 5008 ROFE, Mr & Mrs D & S Villaspaniol Sunny Delight

Class 2350 OD (5 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 5002 RAHMAN, Mr MD & WILLIAMS, Mrs Rita SENSQUI BLACKOUT, Displaying all the cocker attributes, this wonderful black dog deserved, the place today above another wonderful cocker. His head is a delight, the best of neck and shoulders , Great ribs and sound strong quarters. He moved to perfection, displaying the perfect cocker bustle movement. Presented in tip top condition delighted to award him the DCC today

2nd: 4979 KEELY, Mr & Mrs M J & K Oakbeach Dare to Dream Big with Alhambian (Swed Im) So unlucky to meet winner today, his head and expression is wonderful, loved his neck and shoulders, moved with great drive and typical movement which sadly a few did not today. His coat was a bit wild, but I loved him and wish him well for the future. RDCC

3rd: 5033 WIGGINS, Mrs Jennifer Snowgate Onyer Bike to Scapafield JW

Class 2351 SBD (5 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 4976 HOLLAND, Mr Stephen Crimicar Indigo Magic to Holchancer, handled to perfection, I can only wish this exhibitor all the best going forward. Today he was the best and won best special beginners. Best of luck for the future.

2nd: 4945 ANDERSON, Mr Bruce & FOSTER, Mr Alan Zakova Sundance Kyd at Sabaloo, not quite the quality of the winner today but still a good dog. Keep going and enjoy everything about showing.

3rd: 5007 ROBINSON, Mrs M Wilmerella Perfect Storm

Class 2352 VB (2 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: 4948 BAVIN, Mr David & BAVIN, Mrs June & AUSTIN, Miss C Rojoys Chase the Dream 7years old and she doesn’t look it at all, Great forechest and depth of chest, good topline and finish to her quarters. Moved well. Pleased to award her best veteran in breed.

Class 2353 MPB (6 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: 4996 MCCABE-BELL, Mr Bryan & MCCABE-BELL, Mr Stuart Zheridons Zephyranthes at Grandtully, What a gorgeous young bitch, so full of quality, her head and expression display class. I wish her well for the future as im sure she will have an amazing career ahead. Presented in tip top coat and condition.

2nd: 5000 RAHMAN, Mr MD & DEVINE, Mrs Nicola Devmont Rumour Has It, so very pretty and so feminine but with great substance. My goodness these two are certainly going to be an interesting watch as time goes on.

3rd: 4963 DAVIES, Mrs Kathryn Louise Luciena My Expectation

Class 2354 PB (8 Entries) Abs: 1

What a competition these two are going have together, they both have great potential. It was very difficult to separate them and my notes so that. However winner today was just more settled when on the move but I must say two great youngsters.

1st: 4987 LEWIS, Mrs T A Haradwater Vanity Fair at Penmartan (Imp Prt)

2nd: 5031 WHITING, Miss S J Annilann Miss Scary Poppins


Class 2355 JB (11 Entries) Abs: 41

1st: 4980 KETTLE, Miss Sue & KETTLE, Miss Annie Laurellakes Sweet Dream At Lujesa, a little longer cast than I would like but still her place could not be denied. When she matures Im sure she will push for top honours

2nd: 4999 RAHMAN, Mr MD Buddonness Irish Aoife, not quite the balance overall of winner today but that’s is a typical junior always changing. Lots to like her and to be fair I preferred her movement. One to watch for the future.

3rd: 5030 WHITE, Mrs Sarah Abbzig Love Me Do At Merrysprings

Class 2356 YB (6 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: 5013 SINCLAIR, Mr Brian & SINCLAIR, Mrs Brenda Chataway Dress Tartan at Duclarus JW, I have judge this bitch before at an open show and my thoughts on her do not change she is certainly one to watch for the future.

2nd: 4953 BLACKLEY, Ms Cheryl & SALERO, Mr Ian Wightroche The Bee JW, I like her standing and overall feel to her body, loved her shape and outline so well balanced, but didn’t have the movement of the winner today.

3rd: 4971 GRIFFIN, Mrs Jana Griffial Love Rescue me

Class 2357 NB (6 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: 4951 BINDZA, Mrs Deborah Laurellakes Who's THat Girl, won this class with ease, so well put together and so well presented. She has great depth of chest and good body. Moved very well.

2nd: 5006 ROBERTS, Mrs E & SMITH, Miss C Joaldy Miss Kind, very pretty bitch, shorter coupled than winner today, but I preferred winners finish to croup and quarters.

3rd: 5019 WARD, Mrs B M Wensum Dancing in the Dark

Class 2358 GB (3 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 4947 BAVIN, Mr David & BAVIN, Mrs June & AUSTIN, Miss C Eastonbavent I have a Dream, this bitch won on her precise movement today. Presented very well in top-class coat and condition.

2nd: 5040 WINDER, Mr Kevin & WINDER, Mrs Julia Crowmere Oh Melissa for Kevuliawin, moved Ok today, presented in good coat and overall condition good.

3rd: 4993 LUNDIN, Dr A Omennes Forever Yours

Class 2359 PGB (6 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: 5003 RAY, Miss J & CHALLANDS, Mrs Leanne & CHALLANDS, M Annilann Miss Merry Berry JW JW, I love her and has her name says she is so merry, a true cocker action. Will follow her with interest.

2nd: 4983 KEW, Mr & Mrs S & J WITHIFLOR BIRD ON THE WIRE OVER WYLYEVIEW, lots to like about this bitch but today the winner had the overall edge. Moved true from great quarters.

3rd: 4965 DRIVER, Mrs Debbie Lynne & DRIVER, Mr Garry Annilann Miss Magicstar At Beckaby

Class 2360 LB (8 Entries) Abs: 2 I can honestly say this was the best class of the day.

1st: 5034 COLLIN, Dr Peter & WILDMAN, Mr Michael Oktumi Opalescence, my notes say the words Fabulous, her overall balance is in my opinion so very true to the breed standard. Her conformation and balance, combining the attributes of a cocker spaniel is a delight for any judge. Her head and expression combined with her eyes just draws you in. The best of shoulders and great ribs and body. Her quarters are wide and powerful whilst still she remains so very feminine. In the challenge she almost stepped up a gear when moving, displaying true and correct footfall movement. Presented in absolutely perfect condition and coat . Delighted to award her the BCC and BoB and delighted to see her later take group 4.

2nd: 5023 WARRINGTON, Mrs Sue Eileen Zakova Miss Scarlet, lovely shape bitch and overall good conformation, so unfortunate to winner on such wonderful form. Wonderful depth of chest and great body. Moved so very well.

3rd: 4995 MCCABE-BELL, Mr Bryan & MCCABE-BELL, Mr Stuart Grandtully Eliza Doolittle

Class 2361 OB (9 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: 4975 HILLIER, Mr I & HILLIER, Mrs S Sh Ch Coedcernyw Calendar Girl JW, close up to winner but today I felt the limit winner had the edge. However she is a delight to judge displaying classic cocker lines and attitude. RBCC

2nd: 5032 WHITING, Miss S J Sh Ch Annilann Miss Zing JW, my winner today on first look around but she just wasn’t putting everything in to her movement in the ring today.

3rd: 4985 KOTANEN, Dr Riikka Fin Ch Triplet Queen of Queens (Fin Imp)

Class 2362 SBB (6 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 5016 TAVERNOR, Mrs E Regaltav Moonbeam, moved so well in the class, presented in good coat and overall condition.

2nd: 4977 HUTTON-BABER, Mr Damien & HUTTON-BABER, Mr James Esqueen (FCI) Following Star at Babtonkelpie (Imp, A little heavy in head for me in my opinion. But her overall shape did say she is a cocker spaniel.

3rd: 4974 HARRIS, Mrs Bridget E Chalkhill Solitaire

Judge Mrs Pat Butler-Holley