- Show Date: 11/03/2022
- Show Type: Championship Show
- Judged by: Serena Parker Contact Judge
- Published Date: 28/07/2023
Friday 11th March 2022
I would like to thank the Kennel Club for the opportunity to judge my heart breed at the most prestigious dog show in the world. Heartfelt thanks also to the exhibitors for entering their wonderful hounds & for accepting my placings with such good grace.
A few observations, please, please have a look at your hounds’ head, a beagle should have a kind expression that melts your heart, we either have hounds that are too broad in skull with small eyes & a harsh expression or the other extreme hounds lacking in stop & depth of muzzle. Also, whilst dentition was good there were quite a few hounds with small teeth & a lot with dirty teeth. Movement also needs a mention, whilst profile movement may look amazing a lot of hounds fell down on the out and back, moving close behind and wide or flicking fronts. On the plus side temperaments were very good and in the main hounds were shown in clean condition.
1364. Beagle - Veteran Dog
Entries: 8 Absentees: 2
A lovely class to start the day.
1ST Goldberg’s - Ch Molesend Kaftan JW ShCM. Fit as a flea 10.5-year-old tan & white boy. He has a pleasing head shape & kind dark eye, super forehand, with straight front into tight feet. Level topline, short coupled & well-muscled quarters with well let down hocks, good tailset. He was sound out & back with a good footfall & reach of stride. I feel this boy, like a fine wine has got better with age & I was delighted to award him BVIB at what I found out afterwards will be his Crufts swansong.
2ND Dawson & Goodall’s - Ch Janfrey Randal Upon Rundle JW ShCM. Quality tri boy of 8.5 years, he has the most beautiful expression from his dark eye. Super neck, shoulder, front & feet, good depth of chest & strong loin, excellent tailset into well made & muscled quarters. On the move his stride is free & easy and he is sound as a pound, it really was a case of splitting hairs in this class.
3RD Phillips & Keyte’s - Lanesend Segenhoe JW ShCM. Very happy 8.5-year-old tri boy. Reachy neck into clean shoulders, straight front & neat feet. Short coupled with level topline into very well-muscled quarters, he moved out well with a lot of enthusiasm. Shown in excellent fettle.
1365. Beagle - Minor Puppy Dog
Entries: 3 Absentees: 0
1ST Havard’s - Dufosee Isaac by Annavah NAF. Pleasing head & expression on this 9-month-old tri boy. He has a good reach of neck into clean shoulders, good front & feet, good depth of chest & underline. Level topline, well set on stern & good quarters with short hocks. He moved well in profile & was very good behind but just needs to tighten in front to finish the overall picture.
2ND Dawson, Goodall & Harrison’s - Rundle Decathlon. Scopey tan & white boy of 8 months, he has a pleasing eye & expression, lovely leathers, excellent neck & shoulder, good front & tight feet. Good depth of chest, needs to spring in rib but has plenty of time on his side, level topline & well put together quarters, he moved out well.
3RD Binks’ - Tannahill Vagabond. Ultra-smart black blanket baby of 8 months, he has a pleasing head & expression, good neck, shoulder, front & feet. Level topline, good underline, short coupled & strong loin. Well-muscled & shown in spanking condition. Good profile stride, he just needs to tighten up all round.
1366. Beagle - Puppy Dog
Entries: 6 Absentees: 1
1ST Findlay’s - Rhiconich Obconica. Pleasing head shape & kind expression on this 10.5-month-old tri boy. He has a super forehand, crested neck into level topline, good depth of chest, spring of rib & short coupled. He has a strong loin, good tailset & very well-made quarters, he moved smartly out & back with good foot timing on the go around. Shown in excellent condition, he is a very promising young man. BPD.
2ND Rundle Decathlon
3RD Binks’ - Tannahill Ghost Pepper. Pleasing head & expression on this 11-month-old boy, he has lovely clean body lines. Good forehand, level topline & good quarters, he moved out well but will need time to finish.
1367. Beagle - Junior Dog
Entries: 4 Absentees: 0
1ST Raymond’s - Davricard Milton of Dialynne (ai). Classy tan & white boy of just 12 months. He has the most beautiful head with melting expression from a kind dark eye. He has a crested neck into well placed shoulders, good bone & super feet. His topline is level, good tailset, excellent depth of chest & spring of rib. Strong loin & very well put together quarters with good turn of stifle & well let down hocks. He has a beautiful body shape & moves with reach & drive.
2ND Jones & Jepson’s - Eardley Specsavers. This 16-month-old tri is a lovely size & shape, he has a kind head & lovely expression from his dark eye. Excellent through the neck & shoulder, into a super topline, good depth & spring of rib & short coupled. Shown in excellent coat & conditioning he moves out well.
3RD Coates’ - Gladstyle Magic Moment. Pleasing head, eye & expression on this 14.5-month-old tri. He has a good neck, shoulder, topline, tailset & quarters. Good depth of chest & spring of rib, just needs to come up a little on leg to balance himself off, moved well.
1368. Beagle - Yearling Dog
Entries: 6 Absentees: 2
1ST Frischknecht’s - Dapperlee Butterscotch Brownie. Tan & white boy of 22 months. He has a pleasing head & expression, good neck & shoulder, excellent topline, tailset, quarters & underline. Well-muscled throughout he moved soundly out & back with a good reach of stride in profile.
2ND Hardisty’s - Am Ch Blunderhall in Lockdown. 23 months ultra-smart boy with a super body shape, he has a good head, eye & expression, good through the forehand & he has an excellent turn of stifle. He moved very well in profile but was a little close behind.
3RD Harrison’s - Rundle Raspberry Roulade. Scopey tri boy of 22 months, he has a pleasing head & eye, excellent through the neck & shoulder, straight front & good feet. Good depth of chest, level topline & well-made quarters. He moved out with a good stride & was such a happy lad for his young handler.
1369. Beagle - Post Graduate Dog
Entries: 17 Absentees: 2
1ST Lewis’ - Fallowfield Vincent. Lovely headed tri boy of good size, he has an excellent forehand, good topline, & well-made quarters. Good depth of chest, spring of rib, short coupled with strong loin, he moved soundly out & back with good reach & drive.
2ND Stoddard’s - Poppyville First Edition JW. Kind expressive eye on this open marked tri boy. He has a very good forehand, excellent topline, good underline & well-made quarters. It is on the move this boy comes into his own, sound out & back with a free & easy stride in profile, he covers the ground with ease.
3RD Fallon’s - Newlin Rambler. Rangier tan & white boy with a pleasing head & eye. Good forehand, excellent topline & underline, good depth of chest, he moved out well in all directions, shown in gleaming condition.
1370. Beagle - Mid Limit Dog
Entries: 6 Absentees: 1
1ST Laughton’s - Brimbleway Saving Grace. Striking boy who is a lovely make & shape, he has a super head, eye & expression & good leathers. Excellent forehand construction with good bone & tight feet. Super neck into topline, good tailset & very well-made quarters. He has good depth & spring of rib & is well ribbed back to strong loin, moved soundly out & back with good reach & drive in profile, a very nice boy.
2ND Burrows’ - Summerlily Zero to Hero. Lovely tan & white boy who is all of a piece, kind eye & expression, good forehand construction, level topline, good spring of rib & strong loin. His quarters were well made & well-muscled, moved soundly out & back with reach & drive in profile, just carrying a little too much weight for my personal preference.
3RD Lovatt’s - Bjornhagen Sweet Bay Leaf JW ShCM ShCEx. Kind dark eye & pleasing head. Good make & shape, good muscle throughout, he moved well.
1371. Beagle - Limit Dog
Entries: 11 Absentees: 0
1ST Foster & Jones’ - Stormpasture Rocket Man. Beautiful head with dark kind eye framed by super leathers. His forehand construction is first class, crested neck into clean shoulder, straight front & good feet. Rock solid topline, good underline & ribbing, strong short loin & excellent quarters. He moved soundly with style & an excellent footfall, seriously considered for the top awards.
2ND Hewitt’s - Wildas Jerry Seinfeld Aw(p). Tricolour, lovely make & shape with super topline & excellent quarters clean neck & shoulder, good depth & spring of rib. Pleasing head & expressive eye, he moved freely with drive.
3RD Beard’s - Whistle While You Work. Very smart tri boy, a little heavy in head for my preference but he had a good eye. Good neck & shoulder, front & feet, level topline, good ribbing & well-made quarters. He moved well out & back with a good stride in profile.
1372. Beagle - Open Dog
Entries: 18 Absentees: 4
1ST Craig’s - Ch Davricard Jacob. Beautiful head, with kind dark expressive eye on this young tan boy. He has a crested neck into well laid shoulders, straight well boned front with good spring in pastern & tight feet. Level topline, good depth of chest, spring of rib & he is well ribbed back to strong loin. He has a super topline, excellent tailset & quarters with good turn of stifle & well let down hocks. On the out & back his is true in front & has good width behind, excellent reach & drive, I have not seen this boy perform better than he did today, he went round the ring like he owned it with style & grace. I was delighted to award him the DCC & ultimately BOB, delighted to see him take a well-deserved group shortlist under one of our top hound experts.
2ND Raymond’s - Bis/biss/ch Vdh/ch Dialynne Peter Piper Ww17. Have judged this ultra-smart tri boy before where he took the top honours, he still looks as good now as he did then. Kind expressive eye set in a head of good shape, super forehand, excellent through the topline & body & well-muscled quarters with good hocks. In profile he is superb & he moves at one with his clever handler, a close call in this class, he thoroughly deserved the RDCC
3RD Ellens’ - Nl Ch Basic Drive's Dancer cw19. Pleasing head eye & expression on this tri boy, he has a super forehand, excellent topline, depth of chest, spring of rib & strong loin. He has well made quarters which he used to full advantage on the move, sound out & back, not a flashy boy he is difficult to ignore once you’ve had hands on. Well deserved placing in this good class.
1373. Beagle - Good Citizen Dog Scheme Dog
Entries: 8 Absentees: 0
1ST Poppyville First Edition.
2ND Wildas Jerry Seinfeld.
3RD Newlin Rambler.
1374. Beagle - Veteran Bitch
Entries: 18 Absentees: 6
A special mention has to go to my 5th placed girl in this class Rundle Kokanee who at 13.5 years old sure showed some of the youngsters how it should be done!
1ST Miller’s - Arpege Alkira. A new one to me, this 7.5-year-old tan & white lady is a real delight. She has the most beautiful head, with keen expressive eye, super neck into clean shoulders, straight well boned front & neat cat feet. Her neck flows into her topline which is level & she has a good tailset, good depth of brisket, she is well ribbed back & has the most super quarters with excellent turn of stifle & well let down hocks. She was shown in spanking condition & she was so sound out & back with a good footfall in profile. Where have you been hiding this lovely lady, well deserved BVB.
2ND Arden’s - Madika Spot On JW ShCM Aw(g). Free standing girl of good type. She has a pleasing head with expressive dark eye, super forehand, excellent topline, tailset & quarters. Good depth & spring of rib, she has an excellent body shape. Moved out soundly & freely celebrating her 7th birthday on the day.
3RD Mcbain & Stevens’ - Redcap Bella Sorella JW ShCM VW. 10.5-year-old lady who is a lovely make & shape, she has a nice head & expression, excellent forehand & topline & well-muscled quarters. She moved out well with enthusiasm.
1376. Beagle - Puppy Bitch
Entries: 9 Absentees: 0
1ST Havard’s - Annavah Princess Tiana. Classy tri lady of 11.5 months, she has the most beautiful head, & an expression to die for framed by super leathers. Excellent forehand construction into level topline & cracking quarters, she is super through the body with good depth & spring of rib, short coupled & strong loin. When she puts her mind to it she is sound out & back & has a lovely reach of stride in profile. It was a long day for all of the puppies & she started to play her handler up towards the end but did enough for a well-deserved BPIB.
2ND Beard’s - Kellitcreed Back Chat. Cracking tri girl of 11.5 months, she is such a pretty girl with a kind dark, expressive eye. Super make & shape & sound as a pound, she is lovely on the go around & was unlucky to meet the winner in such good form, a very promising pup.
3RD Fraser’s - Wyvisview Knickerbocker. Another lovely pup, 10.5-month old tri lady with a very pretty head & super forehand. Excellent through the body, she has good bone & substance & well-made quarters, another who should do well.
1377. Beagle - Junior Bitch
Entries: 17 Absentees: 3
1ST Diamond & Carruthers’ - Kelcardi Rainbow Kisses. Pretty headed tan girl of 14 months, she has an excellent neck & shoulder, good front, topline & excellent quarters with good turn of stifle. She was well bodied & shown in super condition, moved out soundly with a good footfall in profile.
2ND Craig’s - Davricard Marcia. Head & expression to die for on this 12-month-old tri girl, she has a super neck & shoulder, level topline & excellent body properties. Well-muscled quarters with low set hocks, she presents a beautiful picture on the stack. She moved out well up & back but was not putting her all in on the go around.
3RD Evans & Barnes’ - Bellvalley's Brynhild. Pretty head & eye on this 13 month old tri girl, she presents a super outline both on the stack & the move. Lovely forehand, good bone, super topline, tailset & quarters.
1378. Beagle - Yearling Bitch
Entries: 8 Absentees: 1
1ST Havard’s - Ch Annavah Buttercup. Classy tan & white lady who is all of a piece, still only 19 months old she seems to have been around forever. Stunning headpiece with dark expressive eye, excellent forehand construction, super neck into level topline, good tailset & excellent quarters. Her body shape is super & as expected she moves soundly with a bit of style, she was in contention for the top awards.
2ND Evans & Barnes’ - Bellvalley's Lagertha. Beautiful tan & white girl of 13 months, litter sister to Brynhild – it must have been a super litter! She has a lovely expression from her kind dark eye, super neck, shoulder, front, feet & bone. Level topline, good depth of body, strong short loin, good quarters, she was shown in gleaming coat & condition & she moved with style.
3RD Griffin’s - Clarismore Twist and Shout. Pleasing head with kind eye on this 20-month-old tan & white girl. Good forehand with lovely reach of neck, super topline & good body, her excellent quarters were well made & well-muscled & she presented a super picture on the stack, she moved out well.
1379. Beagle - Post Graduate Bitch
Entries: 22 Absentees: 3
1ST Raymond’s - Dialynne Bonny Tyler. Quality girl with a head & expression to die for, reachy neck into clean shoulders, straight front & tight feet. Good depth of chest & well ribbed back, level topline, good tailset & good quarters. She looked amazing on the go around with super reach & drive, shown in excellent musculature & gleaming condition.
2ND Banks & Bootes’ - Forgebanks Roksana. I judged her as a baby & liked her then, I still like her now! Beautiful outline, she has a pleasing head shape with kind expressive eye, super neck, lovely shoulders, good bone down to neat feet, lovely topline & underline & super quarters. She moved soundly out & back & with a good stride on the go around, a very promising girl who was handled to perfection by her talented co-owner.
3RD Richmond’s - Canowindra Kiara. Free showing tan & white with a pretty head & eye, she has a good neck, shoulder, topline & tailset. Moved well.
1380. Beagle - Mid Limit Bitch
Entries: 11 Absentees: 0
1ST Fitzpatrick’s - Blunderhall Moonwalker. Shapely girl with a beautiful head, eye & expression, she has a lovely neck & shoulder, straight well boned front & neat feet. Level topline, short coupled & good underline, her quarters were very well muscled & she brimmed with good health. She moves soundly out & back with a good footfall in profile & enjoys every second of her time in the ring. Sympathetically handled to get the very best from her, she could not be denied her place here.
2ND Forgebanks Roksana.
3RD Jones’ - Beighleighs Diamond Bright at Stanseren. Heavier built girl with a pretty head & kind eye, she has a good forehand, excellent topline & well-muscled quarters, moved out well.
1381. Beagle - Limit Bitch
Entries: 16 Absentees: 3
1ST Tanner’s - Felinoak My Delilah. I have made no secret that I have loved this girl from the first time I saw her at her first show at 6 months where she won the class & I predicted a bright future. She has the most beautiful headpiece & her eyes are captivating, Her crested neck flows into correct shoulders with good return of upper arm, straight well boned forelegs & neat cat feet. She has a super topline, strong loin, good body depth with plenty of heart room & well sprung ribs which are well ribbed back. Super turn of stifle & well let down hocks, she is a picture on the stack, but on the move she comes alive! So sound out & back with reach & drive & a bit of class thrown in. I have never seen this girl look so good & she demanded attention; her clever breeder/handler had her in excellent fettle & I just fell in love with her all over again. A well-deserved 1st CC, I do hope her crown will not be long in coming.
2ND Foster & Jones’ - Stormpasture Rockette. This young lady is a real pocket rocket! She has a pretty head & expression, good forehand, super topline, underline, body & quarters. She moves soundly both ways & when she collects herself shows reach & drive aplenty. Excellent conditioning & musculature as you would expect from her clever breeder/handler.
3RD Lewis’ - Fallowfield Fern. Curvy tan & white girl who I have done well before, she has the prettiest of heads with a kind, dark mischievous eye. Super forehand, excellent topline, body depth & quarters, shown in excellent condition she moved out well, but not with the enthusiasm she has had in the past.
1382. Beagle - Open Bitch
Entries: 16 Absentees: 3
1ST Craig’s - Ch Bayard Glory Bee. Classy tan & white lady out of the top drawer, she has a pretty head with dark expressive eye. Excellent neck into clean shoulder & super front, level topline, good depth of chest & well sprung ribs. Good tailset & well-made quarters with good 2nd thigh. She is sound as a pound & has a lovely side gate, shown in excellent jacket & conditioning she pushed very hard but had to be content with the RCC in excellent company.
2ND Jones & Jepson’s - Ch/Dutch Ch Eardley Jay Walking. Tan & white girl with a pleasing head & expression, she has a good forehand, excellent topline, short coupled with good loin, lovely quarters with good turn of stifle & short hocks. She moved out soundly with style
3RD Goldberg’s - Ch Molesend Tranquil JW. Pleasing head with kind eye & expression on this tan & white girl. She has an excellent neck & shoulder, good topline & well-made quarters. Super conditioning allowed this girl to move soundly with a good side gait.
1383. Beagle - Good Citizen Dog Scheme Bitch
Entries: 12 Absentees: 1
1ST Madika Spot On JW ShCM Aw(g).
2ND Forbes’ - Coachbarn Chimer with Kentoast. Pretty tri girl, nice neck & shoulder, super topline & good depth of chest. Excellent body properties with good spring of rib, her muscled quarters allowed her to move with drive out & back.
3RD Webster’s - Michelroy Pimpernell with Houndscoast JW. Scopey tan & white girl with a pleasing head & expression, good forehand, excellent topline & muscled quarters. She moved out happily
SERENA PARKER (Judge)