- Show Date: 02/10/2022
- Show Type: Championship Show
- Judged by: Tamasin Pocock Contact Judge
- Published Date: 28/07/2023
Scottish Great Dane Club
Minor Puppy Dog. 1st – Hollands, Axeford Padraig. 6-month-old well marked brindle with dark mask, nice head with good expression, dark clean eyes and good teeth. Size and structure is good for his age, plenty of bone and carrying the correct amount of weight. Nice length of neck, shoulders were ok, upper arm could be better, plenty of fill of chest with a deep brisket, pasterns need to tighten. Nice body shape, good length of body, good croup and adequate rear angulation. Good topline which he held well on the move, he had a good length of stride, typical puppy movement coming and going. Won this class on his overall balance and positive movement. Pleased to award him Best Puppy Dog and RBPIS.
2nd – Burns, Kinnegans Wasn't Born to Follow for Carricktaigh (AI)(IKC). 6-month-old Fawn, nice young male head with dark mask, kind expression with dark eyes, good teeth. Long neck into good shoulders and chest reached his elbows. Body shape is good and he has plenty of bone to grow into. Straight front legs and excellent tight feet. He is bum high today which made his topline soft, croup could be better, rear angulation was ok. Movement was good for this stage of growth and maturity, adequate muscle tone.
Puppy Dog. 1st Walton's, Novavida Hellboy by Ravendane. 10-month-old well marked harlequin. Excellent size with good length of leg and lots of bone substance. Masculine head with long length of foreface, nice big teeth, well positioned ears. Good eye colour, but would prefer tighter eyes. Long neck into good shoulders, deep chest although needs to fill in front and tighten at the elbows. Straight front legs and very nice tight feet. Body shape is balanced, slightly sloping croup, adequate rear angulation. Moved well, needs to tighten in front, good length of stride and well-muscled.
Junior Dog. A varied class with all the dogs at different stages of growth and development. 1st Lipman & Booth's, Rimor Aurelius. 16-month dark brindle with golden undertone. Pleasing head with dark mask, good eye shape and colour, well set ears. Nice teeth. Long clean neck in to very good shoulders with good angulation and length of upper arm. Nice sized male, to be critical could benefit from some more weight, he has straight front legs, good bone, his front is well filled, deep brisket reaching the elbows. Balanced body with a firm topline and good tuck up, croup is slightly sloping. Rear angulation is good and rear is well muscled. Moved with ease with a long length of stride. Won this class on movement and overall balance.
2nd MacDonald's, Zeus Nero von Adamantium of Ranaldane (Imp Deu). 14-month black male. Good head with dark eye and big teeth. Long arched neck, good shoulders and front angulation. Nice size and good bone. He is at a rangy stage in his growth and needs more weight which will help with his topline and croup. Rear angulation is okay. He is very well muscled and moved well.
3rd Elitedaimos Magick Mago at Chateaudain.
Yearling Dog. 1st Allison & Liddell's, Loretosmoorikin by Greatadane (Imp PRT). Fawn male, pleasing head with good expression, correct eye shape and colour, would prefer more width of muzzle. Good overall size and substance, carrying the correct amount of weight. Wrinkling over the withers, shoulders could do with more angulation and a better upper arm. Nice straight front legs. On the stand he naturally slopes to the rear, croup is okay and he has a good tuck up. Well angulated rear, strong hocks and very well-muscled. Moved okay but had a tendency to flick his rear leg when going away.
Post Graduate Dog. 1st Maganaris, Culseandanes Nic Cage via Hebrus. Masculine Fawn male, plenty of bone and substance. A strong head with dark mask, dark eyes, good head planes, foreface could be longer. Good length of neck into strong shoulders, well filled front, straight front legs, pasterns could be tighter. Topline is firm, and good tuck up, croup could be better. Okay rear angulation, good muscle tone. Movement was okay although he elbowed out which spoiled the overall picture.
Limit Dog. 1st Smith's, Chanoz Tailor made for Lambrini (Imp USA). Mantle male of good colour, correct neck, leg and tail markings (although I would prefer less ticking under the white markings). Head is pleasing with enough stop and nice length of foreface, small dark eyes, well set ears, I would prefer a softer expression. Teeth are okay. He has excellent bone and substance. Well filled front, straight front legs, good feet with short nails, pasterns could be tighter. Firm topline, enough tuck up, croup slightly falls. Adequate angulation front and rear. Super muscle tone, which showed on the moved, good length of stride. Best mover in the class.
2nd Martin's, Keishant Zues. Fawn male, tall with good size and substance. Excellent head with dark mask and long foreface, dark round eyes and well-set ears. Long thick arched neck, slight wrinkling over the withers. Prominent chest bone which can make him sometimes look overloaded in the front. Deep brisket to his elbows, straight front legs, feet and pasterns could be tighter. Nice overall body shape, good angles front and rear. Moved okay on side profile, but a bit wide from behind when going away.
Special Veteran Dog. 1st Sneddon's Culseandanes Blue Poiseidon. 6-year-old blue male, not with his usual handler so did not perform to advantage, masculine head with clean eyes, teeth ok for age. Nice front and shoulders. Good topline, croup sloped into low tail set. Good rear angulation but showing signs of weakness, could have moved better.
SPO Fawn Dog. 1st Cunningham & Gilbert's, Lomondane Chuffed Tae Bits. Fawn male with good size and elegance. Nice well-proportioned head, good length of back skull and foreface with dark mask, nice shaped dark eyes, has correct ear set. Long arched neck, good shoulders, deep chest, well filled front. Straight front legs, nice tight feet. Balanced body, strong topline, short coupled, Ok croup. Unfortunately, he didn't like the shadows on the floor when moving so was reluctant to stride out, so movement was just ok.
SPO Brindle Dog. 1st Dyson's, Ch Samdice Nobody Does it Betta (AI). Large upstanding, coarse coated brindle male. A very nice head with good expression, full black mask, good eyes and correct teeth, large ears. Long arched neck in strong shoulders, well filled front and deep brisket. Straight front legs and tight feet. He has excellent size and substance, good topline and croup, to be critical a little long in the loin, excellent angles front and rear. Moved very well, good length of stride with a light and free movement. A very balanced and correct male, pleased to award him the RDCC.
SPO Black Dog. 1st MacDonald's, Zeus Nero von Adamantium of Ranaldane (Imp Deu). Critique 2nd in junior dog.
SPO Blue Dog. 1st Mackenzie's, Carsan Vincent. Blue male in gleaming coat condition. Clean head with no exaggerations, nice eye shape, good teeth, good expression although it would improve if he used his ears better. Elegant long neck into very good shoulders, well filled front and deep brisket, straight front legs onto beautiful tight feet and short nails. Short firm topline, slightly sloping croup and correct tail set, good rear angulation. Well-muscled all over, good movement, with nice length of stride. He won this class on balance and steady movement.
2nd Lawson's, Creek Danes out of the darkness at Droolakiss (Imp USA). He is a taller and more masculine blue male than the class winner. Good head with long foreface, kind expression, would prefer eyes to be darker and tighter. Long neck, okay shoulders, nice front and deep brisket. Topline is okay but drops at the croup, rear angulation needs to drop. Moved okay.
SPO Harlequin Dog. 1st Walton's Novavida Hellboy by Ravendane. Critique 1st in puppy dog
SPO Mantle Dog. 1st Smiths, Chanoz Tailor made for Lambrini (Imp USA). Critique 1st in limit dog
Open Dog. 1st Chappell's, Ch Selmalda Jealous Guy (AI). Dark brindle male with a balanced and correct outline. Excellent head with parallel head planes, good length of foreface enhanced by a dark mask, good eye shape with clean dark eyes, correct teeth, lovely expression, used his ears to advantage. Long well arched neck into nice strong shoulders, deep chest, well filled front. Straight front legs into tight feet with short nails. Deep brisket to his elbows. Strong firm top line and good undercarriage tuck up. Carrying the ideal amount of weight. Excellent angulation front and rear. Shown in excellent condition, well-muscled all over. He moved with a long length of stride with reach and drive. I was pleased to award him the DCC and Best in show.
Minor Puppy B. 1st McLellan's Kinnegans daydream believer (AI)(IKC). 6-month-old pretty fawn. Nice head with dark eye, dark mask and good expression, used ears well. Good overall make and shape, long arched neck, good shoulders and good fill of front, nice straight legs, tight feet and short nails. Good top line and angles are adequate for age and development. Moved well, nice and steady.
2nd Holland's Axeford Aoife. 6-month-old brindle, bigger boned than the class winner but not as balanced. Ok head, dark mask extending over her eyes, dark eyes, good teeth. Short thick neck, ok shoulders, well filled front but could do with more depth, and a better return of upper arm. nice straight legs and tight feet. Top line and croup ok. Movement is very loose at this stage.
Puppy B. A very mixed class, they were all at different stages of growth and development, places could change easily on another day. 1st Clark's Garsak on Fire at Mintrex. 9-month-old fawn. Strong head but still feminine with dark mask, kind expression, she had the best eyes in the class. Good length of neck and ok shoulders, good front, straight legs and tight feet. Her body shape was good, good top line and croup, enough rear angulation and well-muscled. She won this class on her side profile movement.
2nd Armour & Hooker's Garsak Fire and Ice. 9-month-old fawn. Litter sister to the class winner and similar attributes apply. Powerful and strong. Good head, with good length of foreface, dark mask, would prefer tighter eyes. Nice reach of neck, well laid shoulders and well filled front. Nice tight feet with short nails. She has a good body shape, with good angles front and rear, well-muscled. Unfortunately, she was slightly nervous which affected her top line and movement.
3rd Tempests Adoreadane Licence to kill
Junior B. 1st Clark's Ch Garsak Summer Days at Mintrex. 16-month fawn. Excellent make and shape, combines strength and elegance. A pretty head with correct head planes, equal length of back skull and foreface, enhanced by a dark mask and quizzical expression. She has a very balanced body shape, and her elegant outline is enhanced when her handler crops her ears. Long well arched neck into well laid shoulders, good front angulation and well filled front, straight front legs and tight feet. Good firm top line, excellent croup and well positioned tail set. Well angulated on the rear with good muscle. She was the best mover in the class, moved on a loose lead she moved with ease and had a good length of stride. Pleased to award her the BCC, BOS and Reserve Best in show.
2nd Craig & Di Paolantonio's Culseandanes Janet Weiss. 11-month-old fawn. Very pretty, big boned, well grown youngster. Feminine head with good head planes, dark mask and good shaped dark eyes, well positioned ears. Excellent body shape, well balanced, long neck and big shoulders, well filled front, straight legs and tight feet. A firm top line, excellent croup and tail set, angulation front and rear is very good. Moved very well. Pleased to award her BPB and Best puppy in Show.
3rd McGuinness Dinahtron Pumpkin Pie
Yearling B. 1st Smiths Lambrini Diamonds n'rust (AI). Very pretty Mantle with correct markings. Excellent head with dark tight eyes, ideal length of foreface, well set ears. A very nice overall shape, well made and good size. Nice length of neck enhanced by the white collar, good shoulders, to be critical I would like more fill in front. Straight front legs and beautiful tight feet. Nice firm top line, croup slightly slopes. Good angulation front and rear. Moves really well with good length of stride and bouncy free flowing gait.
Post Graduate B. 1st Gourlay's Dinahtron Bella. Fawn. Nice head with kind expression and dark eyes. She is a good size, with good bone and substance. Ok front and good fill of chest, straight bone, feet could be tighter. Balanced body, but would prefer a better croup. Adequate angulation front and rear. She moved okay.
2nd Allison's Lomondane Anither Blether at Smooriken. Feminine fawn. She was smaller all over than the class winner. A fine head, which lacked expression, dark mask and long length of foreface, small well positioned ears. Good body shape, long neck, good shoulders and nice front. Strong top line, adequate rear angulation. Moved well.
3rd Dickson & Parazak's Leera Lucky star
Limit B. 1st Morgan Evans Vanmore Magic Spell. Elegant and feminine fawn. A very classical head with good head planes, dark mask and good expression, dark tight eyes. Nice ear set, uses her ears well. She has a balanced shape. Long well arched neck into well laid strong shoulders, good front angulation, well filled front, long straight front legs into tight feet with short nails. Good depth of brisket, and tuck up. Strong firm top line and good croup. Adequate rear angulation. In excellent condition, well-muscled all over. Moved well. Pleased to award her the RCC
2nd Armour & Hooker's Thistledane Game Changer. A much stronger fawn in size and substance than the class winner. Good head, with pleasing expression, dark mask and good eye colour, large ears. Nice length of neck and good shoulders and front. Good body shape, nice bone substance, firm top line, short coupled, excellent croup and tail set. Well-muscled all over. She was nervous which affected her movement, moved ok.
3rd Morgan's Rimor Athena's Kyss
Special Veteran. Two golden oldies looking great for their age, both proudly showing off all of their lumps and bumps (and so they should). Thank you to their proud owners/handlers for bringing them to the show. 1st Mcgill's, Clannalba Elie Braigh Mharr for Karnduke. 8-year-old fawn, she has a nice head and dark eyes, her once black mask now dusted in grey. She has a good body shape and good angles front and rear. She moved very well for her age and most certainly enjoyed her day out. I was pleased to award her Best Veteran in Show.
2nd Mcgill's, Clannalba Mist os Glencoe for Karnduke. 10-year-old blue, another beautiful old girl who enjoyed her day out. She still has bright eyes and is carrying good weight. She didn't want to move very far today, totally deserved her 2nd place.
SPO Fawn B. 1st McLellan's Ch Jutlanders Bat Out of Hell to Anadain (Imp DNK). Mature Fawn with great ring presence. She has a strong head with good head planes, dark mask and correct shaped dark eyes, she has a pleasing expression and uses her ears to advantage. A stockier build to my previous class winners, good overall structure and carrying the correct amount of weight. Long well arched neck into good shoulders, well filled front, nice feet with short nails. Good angulation front and rear. Firm top line and excellent croup, to be critical I would prefer her to be slightly shorter in loin. Moved really well with good length of stride, the best mover in the class.
2nd Armour & Hookers, Thistledane Back in the Game. Fawn that is taller and rangier when compared to the class winner. Pleasing head with dark mask and dark eyes. Good length of neck, shoulders are ok. Nice tight feet with short nails. Good body shape. She has a very happy personality with the waggiest tail. Moved wide in front, side profile movement was okay.
3rd Grant's, Lomondane Ca Canny at Eildane
SPO Brindle B. 1st Lawsons, X-Foots Dagas Hulda to Droolakiss (Imp SWE). 11-month-old tall elegant brindle. Nice head with dark eyes, good expression. Long neck, good shoulders and well filled front. Feet could be tighter. Currently at the bum high stage of growing which makes her croup slope. Her rear angulation needs to drop. Moved ok.
SPO Black B. 1st Page & Concannon's, Novavida Purple Calla Lily. Placed 4th in Limit class. Black in gleaming condition. Nice head with good expression and kind eye, good head planes. Good reach of neck, strong shoulders, well filled front and straight legs, pasterns could be tighter. Strong top line, she has a tendency to stand bum high at times, enough rear angulation. Moves well with a good length of stride.
SPO Blue B. 1st McGill's, Tayhamblue From this Moment. Placed VHC in junior class. Young blue female of good size. She has a strong head, nice eyes. Good height, short coupled. Moved ok.
SPO Harlequin B. 1st Dickson & Parazak's, Leera Lucky Star. Placed 3rd in Post Graduate class. Nicely marked harlequin in good condition. Would prefer tighter eyes. Moved ok, had a spring in her step.
SPO Mantle B. 1st Smiths Lambrini Diamonds n'rust (AI). Critique 1st in yearling Class
Open B. 1st Chappell's, Ch Selmalda Oh Lori (AI). Nicely made Fawn presenting a pleasing balanced outline, although I thought she was carrying a touch too much weight. Nice head with good expression, dark mask, good eye shape and colour. Long well arched neck, strong well laid shoulders, deep brisket and well filled front. Good straight front legs with nice tight feet and short nails. Strong firm top line and slightly sloping croup. Very good angles front and rear. Side profile movement is very good, nice length of stride. Happy girl who continued to wag her tail throughout.