- 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 2022 King Charles Spaniel.
1. Jackson’s Ch Amantra Regal Duke. Loved the profile of this Tri, so compact and cobby. Beautiful head with large dark eyes, broad skull and well-rounded dome, the longest of ears framing his softly cushioned foreface all giving a delightfully soft gentle expression. Ample reach of neck, good spring of ribs and well laid shoulders. Lovely body and bone, topped off with a profuse well marked coat. Moved out very soundly and positively. Wasn’t able to return for challenge for best veteran due to a clash of classes.
2. Hunter’s Maynorth Shades of Heaven at Hooebarton. Ruby boy who was shown in lovely coat which is the richest of colouring. Generous head and gentle outlook, dark eyes, would have liked a denser nose pigment nose. Pleasing neck, level topline, deep chest and good spring of rib. Good legs and bone with well angulated hindquarters. Super temperament, very positive and happy as he went around the ring.
3. Austin’s Dragonheart Fall Breeze.
1. Smith’s Cavella Comrade for Justacharma. Delightful tricolour boy just 7 months old who is already showing lots of potential. Beautifully marked head which is developing well, dark eyes and nose. Pleasing overall make and shape, lovely well broken silky coat, well laid shoulders, firm topline which he retained on the move. Moved out soundly just needs a touch more confidence.
1. Champion’s Rivermoor Stan Laurel at Lankcombe. Another lovely tricolour puppy, his head is developing nicely, well placed dark eyes and good width of foreface. Nice reach to neck leading into a level topline, his chest still needs to drop to give a more cobby appearance. Nicely angulated hindquarters. Pleasing for type, with his well-marked silky coat. Just needs time to develop and settle on the move.
1. Bowles- Robinson’s Ch Baldragon Shoots He Scores. An eye catching mature tricolour boy who caught my eye as soon as he entered the ring. I liked his size and cobby body. Handsome well domed head, lovely expressive eyes, with good cushioning to foreface giving that classic soft and gentle appearance. Nicely arched neck, excellent spring of rib, deep chest and well-turned stifles, all topped off with a well broken silky coat. Scored highly on the move, with his accurate footfall and confident outlook, making an elegant and balanced picture. Well-deserved DCC and BOB.
2. Kendall & Baker’s Cofton Tap Dance. Lightly marked tricolour boy, only just out of pup so a real baby and understandably lost out on maturity to my first. That said, he has the most beautiful head and expression, well domed skull, dark eyes and gentle and sweet expression. Nicely made with plenty of neck, well laid back shoulders, level back and well angulated rear. Moved out soundly. A lovely quality youngster.
1. Jackson’s Lankcombe Kings Speech Amantra. Another super boy so full of breed type, well balanced and cobby in appearance. Well domed masculine head, dark eyes and plenty of cushioning to foreface giving a soft expression. Pleasing neck, short level topline, deep chest and excellent spring of rib. Plenty of substance and good bone without being overdone and well angulated hindquarters. Super temperament, very positive and happy as he went around the ring with good reach and drive.
2. Smith’s Mitapip Black Is Magic for Justacharma. Another super boy, slightly smaller in frame than winner but nicely balanced and cobby in appearance. Well domed masculine head, dark eyes and plenty of cushioning to foreface giving a soft and gentle appearance. Pleasing neck, short level topline, deep chest and good spring of rib. Good legs and bone, well angulated hindquarters. His glossy black and tan coat has rich tans. Moved out positively and confidently just tends to carry his tail a little high.
3. Hunter’s Kasamanda Hamilton.
1. Smith’s Justacharma Magic Goes On. Smart tricolour boy, so full of breed type, well balanced and cobby in appearance. Quality well domed masculine head, lovely dark eyes giving gentle expression and softly cushioned foreface. Nicely arched neck, level back, good spring of rib, deep chest and well-turned stifles. Shown in Lovely bloom and well-marked silky coat. Moved soundly and positively presenting an elegant and balanced picture. So close up in the challenge, splitting hairs really, just a tad less flowing on the move than ‘he shoots’. Pleased to award his the RDCC.
2. Arundel’s Cavella Oliver Twist. Well-marked tricolour boy who is slightly smaller in frame than winner and not so cobby at the moment appearing a little long in the loin. Much to like about him with his well domed masculine head, dark eyes and plenty of cushioning to foreface. Pleasing neck, level topline, deep chest and nicely angulated hindquarters. Didn’t move quite as confidently as the winner today.
3. Harvey’s Rivermoor Alberto.
1. Tarabad & Whitman’s Cofton All I Hav to Do Is Dream with Khatibi. Attractive tricolour boy, he is a lovely size, and compact with it. Quality head, lovely dark eye giving gentle expression and softly cushioned foreface. Nicely arched neck, short level back, excellent spring of rib, deep chest and well-turned stifles. Well broken silky coat, needing a little more furnishings to complete the picture. Came into his own on the move, strode out with confidence with an accurate footfall.
2. Austin’s Dragonheart Fall Breeze. Mature tricolour boy, slightly smaller in frame than winner and I would like a bit more substance to give a more cobby appearance. Masculine head, with well-shaped skull, dark eyes with gentle expression. Nicely arched neck, well laid shoulders and level topline. Moved steadily, but feeling the cold today I think so not quite the drive or topline of the winner.
3. Austin’s Dragonheart Winter Morning.
1. Hardiman’s Tovarich Teanna. Such a pretty head on this black and tan girl, with a sweet gentle expression and long ears framing her face and good cushioning to her muzzle. She has pleasing cobby outline with deep chest, good spring of rib, well laid shoulders and firm topline. Shown in a jet black glossy coat with rich tans. Super temperament, very positive and happy as she went around the ring. A real toy spaniel, I was pleased to award her BVIB.
PB (5,1abs) Lovely class of charming baby girls all at various stages of development.
1. Melville’s Baldragon Russian Forward. I could have taken this stunning tricolour baby girl home with me! Pleasing outline, all in balance and compact in body and good for bone. Beautifully feminine head, with good dome, darkest of eyes and softly cushioned foreface. Good neck, well laid shoulders, level topline, good spring of rib and well angulated hindquarters. Well-marked silky coat. Moved out soundly and confidently. Pleased to award her BPB and BPIB.
2. Tarabad & Whitman’s Baldragon Russian Around with Khatibi NAF. Another promising nicely made tricolour youngster. Pleasing feminine head, dark eyes with good width of foreface. Ample neck, well laid back shoulders, good ribcage, and nicely angulated quarters, a touch longer in loin than winner, so a tad less compact overall. Lovely silky coat. Moved out with plenty of confidence and good drive from behind.
3. Champion’s Baldragon Russian About at Lankcombe.
1. Nemeth’s Arrowbien The Sphinx. Beautiful young tricolour girl, I loved her head, so very feminine with broad skull and rounded dome, large dark expressive eyes and softly cushioned foreface all giving a soft gentle expression. Pleasing in profile, being compact and cobby and well off for bone. Nice reach of neck, flowing into well laid shoulders, level topline and good rear assembly. Her well broken silky coat was shown in pristine condition. Scored highly on the move with her accurate footfall and plenty of drive from behind. Pleased to award her the RBCC.
2. Rix’s Baldragon Fame Game at Ricksbury. Neat tricolour girl, pleasing overall make and shape. Well shaped head, dark eyes and good cushioning to her foreface giving a gentle expression. Good bone and substance. Sturdy body with nice spring of rib, short level back and nicely angulated quarters. Moved out soundly, not quite the animation or drive behind of the winner today.
3. Kendal’s Cofton Jive Dancer at Headra
1. Tarabad & Whitman’s Baldragon Centre Stage with Khatibi. Appealing tricolour girl, built in a smaller mould but with plenty of bone and substance and nice overall balance. Pretty head, with dark eye, good nose and ear placement and soft cushioning to her face. Ample neck, well laid back shoulders, good spring of rib, short level back and nicely angulated rear. Shown in pristine well-marked silky coat. Today she decided she was not going to be cooperative and was rather reluctant to be examined on the table and unsettled on the move despite her handler’s best efforts. That said she is a quality girl and hopefully she’ll put her best foot forward next time.
1. Bowes-Robinson’s Chacombe Marana Baldragon. Attractive tricolour girl, well balanced and cobby in appearance. Feminine head, good dome and dark eyes, plenty of cushioning giving a gentle expression. Shoulders are well laid, she has a deep chest, excellent spring of rib and level topline. Moved very soundly and positively, just needs to regrow her coat to complete the picture.
2. Lewis’ Amantra Tarazed Carleeto. Similar size tricolour girl, who pleases in overall make and shape, she has such a cobby outline with deep chest, good spring of rib and well off for bone and well angulated hindquarters. Well rounded head, lovely dark eyes giving a gentle expression, softly cushioned foreface. Just slightly preferred the head of the winner. Moved around the ring soundly and confidently retaining her topline.
1. Southam’s Cavella Camelia. A delightful little Blenheim girl built in a smaller mould but neat and compact but still cobby with it. Very feminine head with a good dome, lovely long ears, large dark expressive eyes, well placed nose and plenty of cushioning giving a gentle expression. Ample neck, well laid shoulders, firm level topline and well bent stifles. Not the coat compared to the dog CC winner which cost her the BOB, but nothing to hide with her well-made and balanced outline. She moved out well both ways. A beautiful toy spaniel, I was please to award her the BCC.
2. Potter’s Toyswood Starlight Express. Nicely made tri colour girl, well domed head and dark eyes with good cushioning to her foreface giving a sweet expression. Not quite as cobby as winner but bone in proportion to her size. Nice reach of neck, well laid back shoulders and level back. Well angulated hindquarters which she used to advantage as she happily moved around the ring.