• Show Date: 06/10/2022
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judged by: patsy hollings Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 28/07/2023

South Wales Kennel Association

Breed: Shetland Sheepdog

I enjoyed lovely hospitality, from this welcoming committee thank you.

I enjoyed my judging and found quality, but remember ,its not all about furnishings ,this is a breed that should work ,the clue is in the name .

Class 1481. Minor Puppy Dog

Entries: 1 Absentees: 0

1st Place 3513 - Ferngrove’s Valentino (Mrs V Norris). This 8 month presented a pleasing picture of the breed with his alert outline. He is fine for size and balance. Has well set and used ear. Clean cheeks and well set eyes. Correct foreface with strength in underjaw. Straight front legs Firm back with slope to croup and good tail set and carriage.

Class 1483. Junior Dog

Entries: 1 Absentees: 0

1st Place 3504 - Sundark Scaramouche (Mrs S Hirst). Just into junior and still needs to body up. He stands over his ground with typical outline and was presented in good coat. A touch close behind at present.

Class 1484. Yearling Dog

Entries: 2 Absentees: 0

1st Place 3524 - Shelcrest Winter Solstice at Suthesley JW (Mrs L Sutherland). Pleasing head with dark eye well placed and alert expression. Good use of tipped ear. Straight front legs with .Firm in outline typical of the breed ,with slope to croup and correct tail set. He moved with decent action and carriage.

2nd Place 3484 - Gemette Gone Platinum (Miss L Ayres).Not quite the head of winner and needs to tighten in front. He was shapely ,of decent size and presented in good coat .

Class 1485. Post Graduate Dog

Entries: 3 Absentees: 2

1st Place 3525 - Shougies Starmaker at Suthesley (Mrs L Sutherland).2 ½ masculine dog. He is a touch short in shoulder blade ,therefore looks a little stuffy in neck. He has decent bone and well padded feet. Profuse coat ,top coat could be a touch harsher. Has a lovely attitude and works with handler.

Class 1486. Limit Dog

Entries: 3 Absentees: 1

1st Place 3530 - Tooralie's Ocho Rios JW (Mrs S J Walker). He is all male and pleasing balance to head with clean cheeks and strong dry jaw. Strong clean bone and good feet. A touch steep in shoulder blade .Body of good proportions with correct croup. In good order and coat.

2nd Place 3497 - Solyric Inaugural Gold JW OSW (Miss H Gamble). Pleasing head piece ,a touch stuffy over forehand with a short shoulder blade. Just going a little close behind .Well presented and decent coat.

Class 1487. Open Dog

Entries: 4 Absentees: 2. pleasing to see such well made dogs under the coat, in this class.

1st Place 3515 - Ch Edglonian Golden Graham (Miss D Pearson). I am aware of this handler as I have done her dogs well before. She certainly understands the construction of a dog in a breed who should be able to work and not just have a pretty coat. He is masculine with breed essentials in abundance, in fit muscular condition and presented to advantage. His skeletal make up is evident with his smooth effortless ground cover and classic deportment . DCC &BOB.

2nd Place 3522 - Ch Rannerdale Showmaster JW (Miss C J Stafford). A quality soundly constructed dog in prime order and muscular development .He has shape and balance with masculinity. Handled to really work the dog to see he has sound foot fall and great carriage . I didn’t know this handler ,but easy to see why he has his titile. RES CC.

Class 1489. Veteran Bitch

Entries: 1 Absentees: 0

1st Place 3505 - Sundark Simply A Star (Mrs S Hirst). 9 years ,who was attentive to her handler . She presents a typical picture standing ,on the move ,she looked for her original handler at times ,but did enough to gain her place.

Class 1490. Minor Puppy Bitch

Entries: 7 Absentees: 1

1st Place 3502 - Mohnesee Maebelle (Mrs K E Hateley). Out moved her competitors in this class today. Very pleasing type and is satisfying to go over, having the maturity over 2nd. I found her typical in shape and good to go over .Perhaps not finished in head yet ,but a grand sort quietly professionally handled . BPIB.

2nd Place 3488 - Balidorn Nutmeg (Mrs M E Botham). Only brand new out ,but a real charmer. She has a really sweet head ,but not weak. Good neckline and neat elbows from depth and spring of rib. Good prortions and correct croup. Width to rump and firm hocks. Her time will come .

3rd Place 3489 - Dandlewood Kiss 'n Tell at Lianbray (Imp Ndl) TAF NAF (Mrs G Bray)

Reserve (4th Place) 3519 - Kenzduo Best Kept Secret (Mrs M Roberson)

Very Highly Commended (5th Place) 3529 - Miablue Snowdrop (Mrs S J Walker)

Class 1491. Puppy Bitch

Entries: 6 Absentees: 0

1st Place 3502 - Mohnesee Maebelle (Mrs K E Hateley). Repeat.

2nd Place 3511 - Oakcroft Simply Starstruck at Savendie (Miss L Mettan-Ure).This 10 month presents type and quality. Pleased all through with pleasing head ,correct lay of shoulder and return of upper arm and filled shapely body. She was not just as tidy in front action as the winner today . She has a future.

3rd Place 3531 - Tooralie's Two Step (Mrs S J Walker)

Reserve (4th Place) 3499 - Sherkarl Copper Load of This (Mr D G & Mrs Y L Haensel)

Very Highly Commended (5th Place) 3490 - Stormraven Summer Love by Lianbray (Mrs G Bray).

Class 1492. Junior Bitch

Entries: 8 Absentees: 0

1st Place 3521 - Rannerdale Queen of The Dark (Miss C J Stafford). I put in my notes ‘loved her’. Has the sweetest head and expression from her dark obliquely set eye , uses her well place ears to display expression. Head is wedge shaped to muzzle with strength in underjaw. Shapely and excels in shoulder angulation with complementary hind quarters, to allow smooth long stride and foot placement. Not in full coat , but hey, coat grows and perhaps some should go over her and the cc male to see what should be under the coat . BCC, I understand her third.

2nd Place 3533 - Oakcroft Cosmic Aura (Mrs V Winfield). Feminine with balance and shape. She has a typical head ,wedge shaped with clean cheeks and decent underjaw. Shape in neckline from lay of shoulder. Presented in good body under her well prepared coat. Well handled and did her job nicely. A useful sort.

3rd place 3534 - Oakcroft Cosmic Flower (Mrs V Winfield).

Reserve (4th Place) 3507 - Sundark Symphony in Suede (Mrs S Hirst)

Very Highly Commended (5th Place) 3498 - Philhope Summer Time to Sherkarl JW (Mr D G & Mrs Y L Haensel).

Class 1493. Yearling Bitch

Entries: 5 Absentees: 0

1st Place 3509 - Valmay in Vogue JW (Mr G & Mrs V James).She has quality and type with elegance and is soundly made .Lots to like here with her good construction and well developed body. When she moves ,she has ease of ground cover and smooth clean gait.

2nd Place 3533 - Oakcroft Cosmic Aura (Mrs V Winfield). Repeat.

3rd place 3534 - Oakcroft Cosmic Flower (Mrs V Winfield)

Reserve (4th Place) 3510 - Rannerdale Not On Your Nelly (Miss S Lewthwaite).

Class 1495. Limit Bitch

Entries: 6 Absentees: 1

1st Place 3501 - Mohnesee Enchanted (Mrs K E Hateley).Robust with femininity, a classy bitch. She has typical head with good eye and eye ,which she uses to display her attentive confident temperament. Balanced and shapely ,just right for condition and muscle. Stands on excellent legs and feet. Presented in prime order.

2nd Place 3523 - Rannerdale Sugar Candy (Mrs A A Stafford). Pretty bitch and presents a totally balanced picture. She has type and quality , and expertly produced and quality coat. Not quite the drive behind of winner today. But too good bitches.

3rd Place 3500 - Philhope Summer Highlights at Sherkarl (Mr K Haensel)

Reserve (4th Place) 3506 - Sundark Spirit Mistress (Mrs S Hirst)

Very Highly Commended (5th Place) 3512 - Valdosta Dare to Dream of Savendie (Miss L Mettan-Ure).

Class 1496. Open Bitch. Good class.

Entries: 6 Absentees: 2

1st Place 3516 - Ch Edglonian Rhythm N Rhyme (Miss D Pearson). Well I judge dogs and if the same handler has the quality, they win again! This is the case here. Under the gleaming ,immaculate coat is a beautifully made animal, in perfect ,firm body with muscular definition. This is not just a typical ,pretty outline ,which is reflected on the move, smooth long ,economical stride ,totally in unison with handler. Res CC.

2nd Place 3491 - Longrange Cailn Dubh (Mrs C Dunne). Feminine with substance . She has a lovely head, dark obliquely set eye, clean cheeks to tapering muzzle, dry lips encasing a strong jaw. Slightly more compact than winner and although good foot fall ,a touch shorter striding. Having said that she has quality and type and has lots to offer.

3rd Place 3528 - Channerswick Pennywise JW (Mrs S J Walker)

Reserve (4th Place) 3532 - Carolelen Classic Star by Oakcroft JW (Mrs V Winfield).

Class 1497. Good Citizen Dog Scheme Bitch

Entries: 3 Absentees: 0

1st Place 3511 - Oakcroft Simply Starstruck at Savendie (Miss L Mettan-Ure).2nd. in puppy.

2nd Place 3533 - Oakcroft Cosmic Aura (Mrs V Winfield). 2nd. in junior.

3rd Place 3534 - Oakcroft Cosmic Flower (Mrs V Winfield).

Judge, Patsy Hollings.