- Show Date: 22/04/2022
- Show Type: Championship Show
- Judged by: Vanessa Cox Contact Judge
- Published Date: 28/07/2023
West Of England Ladies Kennel Society
WELKS Ch show 2022- English Toy Terrier (Black and Tan)
The cold venue seemed to affect some of the dogs, they definitely seemed to be feeling the cold, so movement wasn’t as good as I’d hoped. I’m sure with some sun on their backs and a large grassy outdoor ring, some of them would have moved and shown so much better.
1. Thorn’s Ch Moretonia Chrystal Chip at Winklefred. BVD. Rising eight years, this boy seemed to be feeling the cold today as he was tucking himself up when stacked. Good for overall size, straight front, deep chest with good spring of rib and nicely muscled hindquarters. Pleasing wedge shaped head with dark eyes and well-shaped ears set on correctly. Shown in lovely condition with thick glossy coat with faint thumb prints. Moved soundly but lacked the reach in front.
1. Haffenden & Wood’s Nasabe Don't Tell Him. Pleasing for size with quite a shapely outline. Attractive wedge shaped head, really dark almond eyes, candle flame shaped ears but he wasn’t making the most of them as he was rather unsure of himself today. Rich chestnut tans, legs heavier marked. Nice straight front, curvy topline with adequate bend of stifle. Lovely thick glossy coat. Movement difficult to assess as he was pulling all the time with his head lowered and his topline was flattening out. Just needs to relax and gain more confidence.
1. Dennison’s Ettology Bounteous Barney. Very impressive youngster with a lovely shape when stood and moving. Loved his neat and balanced wedge shaped head with ears erect of good size and shape with the darkest of almond shaped eyes. Elegant neck, compact in body, good ribs and well-muscled hindquarters. Lovely thick glossy coat with rich tans and clear markings with defined thumbprints. Could perhaps carry a touch more weight to advantage. Moved out well with a good stride. BPD and BPIB.
1. Wiles & Argint’s Nasabe Dartmoor Dreaming for Vidra. Lovely size boy with a handsome wedge head and well placed candle flame ears and dark almond eyes. Good front, elegant neck with slight arch, has a gentle curve to top line and correct low set tail. Lovely glossy coat with rich tans but markings not so well defined and thumbprints have run. Scored highly on the move with a low and fluid extended trot.
2. Lopez Cabrera’s Nasabe Black Country Magic. Nice size boy with an attractive wedge shaped head, with good length of neck. Rich tans and clear markings with defined thumbprints. Needing a bit more substance to his body which would aid his outline and shape. I think he was feeling the cold today, as he as tucking up on the stack and was very unsettled on the move appearing to rise over the loin and didn’t have the extension or drive of the winner.
1. Phillips’ Ettology Big Bang. An attractive and attentive showman. I preferred his head being longer and more wedge shaped, lovely candle flame shaped ears held high and small almond shaped dark eyes all giving a keen alert expression. Nice straight front, deep chest and good length of rib. Body in super condition and has good overall muscle tone. Thick glossy coat with rich tans and clear markings with well-defined thumb prints. Well-schooled, and sound out and back, but his side gait lacks extension and he can be a bit proud of his tail on the move.
2. Bennett’s Edalene in A Silent Way to Capledrae. Similar size to winner and shown in very good condition with a dense black glossy coat, rich tans but markings not so well defined with faint thumb prints. Strong masculine head, which whilst wedge shaped, it is a touch broad for me with slightly smaller ears set just a little wide apart, very dark almond eyes. Good front, deep chest and well bent stifles. Sound going away and back but his side gait lacked extension and his topline was tending to flatten a little whilst moving.
1. Howard’s Lasagesse Supersonic. Liked his overall size and compact shape. Masculine head, although I would like a bit more width to his back skull to give a better wedge shape, well-shaped ears set high and dark eyes. Straight front with good depth of chest. Dense coat with rich tans and clear markings with defined thumbprints. Could have made more of himself on the move as he didn’t have the reach or drive from behind and was tending to short step.
1. Love’s Witchstone Follow the Dream with Tettoy. Easy winner of this class, having a pleasing and typical profile and ideal for size. I liked his well-balanced wedge shaped head, correct candle flame ears and dark eyes of good shape. Good front, slight arch to neck, compact in body with gentle curve to his topline, well-muscled hindquarters and low set tail. Shown in lovely coat and condition with rich tans but markings not so well defined and thumbprints have run. He scored well on his co-ordinated movement and looked good in profile with his extended trot. A great little showman too.
2. Whitehouse’s Twowayshouse Tudor King. Nice overall type and spot on for size. Attractive long wedge shaped head, dark eyes and high set candle flame ears, but he was not making the most of them today so didn’t have quite have the keen alert expression of the winner. Deep chest and good length of rib. Body in super condition and has good overall muscle tone. Rich tans but markings not so well defined and thumbprints have run. Moved with drive from behind, but not the extension of the winner in front.
3. Dixon’s Witchstone Who Dares Wins
1. Bennett’s Ch Witchstone Place Your Bets at Capledrae JW. An appealing dog who put on a great performance, he really is the ultimate showman with proper terrier attitude, I’m sure he could do some serious damage to any rat! Loved his long wedge shaped head, candle flame shaped ears, dark almond eyes and good strength to underjaw. He is well angulated fore and aft with a gentle curve to his top line which falls over the croup to his low set tail. Shown in optimum coat and condition with rich chestnut tans, legs are heavier marked. Comes into his own on the move, a true extended trot, one of the few that had fluidity and an easy flow. DCC and BOB. I was delighted to see that he later took Toy Group 1.
2. Dixon’s Witchstone Mine's A Double at Lasagesse. Close up and many similar attributes to the winner, spot on for size and has a shapely profile. I particularly liked his well-balanced wedge shaped head, dark eyes and with candle flame ears, but he was not making the most of them today so didn’t have quite have the keen alert expression of the winner. Compact in body with gentle curve to his top line, deep chest and well ribbed, pleasing rear angulation and low set tail. Shown in super condition and overall muscle tone. Rich tans and clear markings with defined thumbprints. Moved well, his side gait shows he has good reach and drive. RDCC
3. Warren’s Pedara The World Is Mine
1. Dixon’s Witchstone Who Dares Wins. Placed third in limit, had the edge in terms of maturity in this class, and was a touch more coordinated on the move. A nicely constructed boy, pleasing wedge shaped head, well set on ears and dark almond eyes. Straight front, deep chest good spring of rib with gentle curve to his top line. Shown in nice condition with rich tans. Best Special beginners.
2. Dennison’s Ettology Bounteous Barney – see PD notes, wasn’t moving so well in this class, but he is a quality pup with bags of potential.
1. Inch’s Ariane Oh What A Night at Edalene ShCM VW. At 10 years old, this lovely girl is looking really good for her age, well-conditioned and such a keen attentive showgirl. A very attractive wedge shaped head with dark expressive eye and ears set high. Elegant neck with slight arch, gentle curve to top line and correct low set tail. Shown in lovely bloom with a dense glossy coat, her tans are understandably fading now, and she has no thumb prints. She moved soundly with good reach in front. Best Veteran.
1. Reeve’s Gillings Syloette. Petite girl, who for me needs more substance being rather fine in bone and body. Pretty wedge shaped head, dark eyes, touch rounded in skull between her candle flame shaped ears. Quite shapely in body when stacked with rich chestnut tans and heavier markings on her legs. Her topline flattens on move and she is rather uncoordinated at the moment with quite a high stepping front action. She’s going to need plenty of time to develop.
1. Inch’s Edalene Court and Spark. Caught my eye for her lovely size and outline. I liked her pretty wedge shaped head, candle flamed shaped ears which she used well, and dark almond eyes. She has a straight front, deep chest and good length of rib. Tans could be a bit richer chestnut, and lacked thumbprints. Body in super condition with a gentle curve to her top line, good turn of stifle and overall muscle tone. Moved well, her side gait shows she has good reach and drive.
2. Owens’ Russiatree Sunday Best. Only a little younger than winner, but this little girl was so much more immature and needing a bit more substance to her body. Feminine wedge shaped head with lovely candle flame ears and darkest of eyes. Rich chestnut tans, legs heavier marked. She was rather reluctant to be examined on the table and very unsettled on the move today. She just didn’t seem to relax and would benefit from some more practice and training.
1. Dixon’s Lasagesse Californication. Smaller type, not long out of puppy, but not in any way too fine as she has plenty of substance for her frame and shows balance and elegance throughout. Looked to be feeling the cold today on the stack, however, she came into her own on the move reaching out with an extended trot and driving action from behind. Lovely feminine wedge shaped head, dark expressive eyes, and candle flamed shaped ears. Good front, compact in body with gentle curve to her top line, topped off with dense glossy coat with rich tans and faint thumb prints. One to watch.
1. Ramsden & Kagzi’s Pallisandre Pocahontas. Attractive quality girl, nice for size with a pleasing shapely outline. Elegant all through and put down in super condition. Pretty wedge shaped head, well-shaped ears set on correctly with dark expressive eyes. Nice straight front, well laid shoulders, and a gentle curve to her topline. Thick glossy coat with bright chestnut tans but no thumb prints. Came into her own on the move, parallel away and back and showed an impressive side gait with good extension. Close up in the challenge, one to watch.
2. Francis & Blatchford’s Peopleton as You like It. Finer built and not quite the curvy outline of the winner being still a bit immature in body. Long head, would like a touch more breadth to her back skull to give slightly more wedge shape, lovely dark eyes, she needs to use her ears more to give a more alert expression. Shown in dense glossy coat. Moved out soundly but not the reach and drive of winner and can flatten in topline. I think she’ll need plenty more time to develop further.
1. Wiles & Argint’s Witchstone Share The Dream with Vidra. A quality girl who for me was an easy winner of this class. She appeals for overall breed type being an ideal size, compact in shape and showing elegance with her lovely curvy outline. Feminine wedge shaped head, darkest of almond eyes, clean cheeks and candle flame ears which were well set on. Shown in great condition with thick glossy coat, rich tans and clear markings with defined thumbprints. Scored well on the move, one of the few to display an extended trot. BCC, her 3rd I understand, well done.
2. Inch’s Edalene All about Eve. A pretty girl, I liked her size and shapely profile. Feminine long wedge head, with well set on correctly shaped ears and dark eye. Straight front legs, nice neck with slight arch, with gentle curve to her top line, deep ribs and a low set tail. Shown in lovely condition with thick glossy coat, tans not as rich as winner with faint thumb prints. She won her place on her movement, sound both ways with good reach and drive.
3. Atchinson’s Witchstone Dreams Come True
1. Dixon’s Ch Witchstone Unexpected Gift. Headed a nice even class with not much to separate them. Spot on for size and a lovely curvy outline. Pretty wedge shaped head, candle flame ears set on well, darkest of almond eyes, and good strength to her underjaw all giving an alert keen expression. Straight front legs, compact in body with curves in all the right places, well angulated hind quarters and low set tail. Shown in first class condition with glossy jacket, rich tans and clear markings with defined thumbprints. Moved out well, looking really good in side profile where you can see her extended trot. A tough decision in the challenge and it was really splitting hairs, just very slightly preferred the head shape of ‘share the dream’. RBCC.
2. Haffenden & Wood’s Ch Nasabe Lily Marlene. Similar size and much to admire with her shapely outline and feminine wedge shaped head and well set on candle flamed ears, and almond shaped eyes. Straight front legs, deep chest and gentles curves to her topline and low set tail. Coat shown in great condition with rich tans, legs heavier marked as her thumb prints have run. Moved out at a pace, but in profile, not quite the reach in front and extended trot of the winner.
3. Phillips’ Mansiya Mischievous
Vanessa Cox (Judge)