- Show Date: 10/09/2022
- Show Type: Championship Show
- Judged by: Yvonne Hull Contact Judge
- Published Date: 28/07/2023
Richmond Dog Show Society
WHIPPET CRITIQUE RICHMOND September 10th 2022
Firstly, thanks to Richmond Championship Show for inviting me to judge whippets at their show, plus special thanks to my stewards Mitzi & Liz for keeping my ring running to perfection. I was really pleased with my entry of 173. I feel humbled to say the least to all the exhibitors who entered under me & gave me the opportunity to go over their lovely whippets. The classes were well filled, in some classes, some good examples of the breed were left cardless. I had the most wonderful day & was absolutely delighted when my BCC & BOB won the Hound Group and my BPIB went on to win the Puppy Group & Best Puppy In Show, congratulations to both.
On the downside, the ring was testing to say the least, on a slope & not very wide. Overall, the whippets and their owners coped very well.
VD (5) 1st Johnston, Ch Danluke Lord Of The Dance JW. What a lovely start to the day. Pale brindle dog on excellent form, have always liked this dog & was delighted to be able to go over him. Handsome head, long neck into a well laid shoulder, good for bone & neat feet, sweeping under & topline leading to a strong well-made rear. He stood over a lot of ground & moved effortlessly. A stylish exhibit I happy to award BVIB. 2nd Griffith, Pelyma Dashing Duke JW. Fawn/white parti, long neck into a correct front assembly, matching top & underline, strong rear & adequate second thigh. Stood over the ground & moved well viewed from all angles. Just preferred the length & profile movement of my winner. 3rd Byron, Padstian Pip In New York
MPD (8,1) 1st Barkas, Citycroft Line Of Duty. Very pleasing fawn youngster. This has to be one of my finds of the day. He really appealed for size, shape & make. The most attractive of heads, long neck leading into a correct front with infill. Depth to elbow which are well set under the shoulder, sweeping underline & topline, neatly developed unexaggerated rear. Moved extremely well for one so young. What a cracking puppy & lucky owner. I liked him a lot & wish him a bright future. 2nd Bowrey, Lukatan All Of Me NAF, dark brindle, substantial puppy of quality. Good head, long neck into a well laid shoulder, good for depth, length of ribbing & strong rear quarters. His movement needs time to settle but saw just enough to award him 2nd in this class, he would benefit from more training. 3rd Mycroft & Mycroft, Supeta's Snap Crackle NPop
PD (2,1) 1st Wheeler, Ranveli Diki Diki. Brindle youngster of quality, perfect size & nothing exaggerated, handsome head & expression, long neck into a correctly angled front assembly, with depth to elbow & good length of ribbing. Stood over the ground well & moved on a long easy stride keeping his topline. I was pleased to award him BPD & BPIB. Later he went on to win the Puppy Group & Reserve Best Puppy In Show. I was delighted for his owner, congratulations. 2nd Knowles, Kuriwao Rocco. Brindle/white, 6 month old youngster enjoying his day out. Long neck into a well laid shoulder, good return of upper arm. Moved ok, needs to mature all through. More training would be of benefit.
JD (5) 1st Perkins & Van Der Schaaf, Creme Anglaise's Just Julian With Silkridge. Brindle. Just loved this unexaggerated youngster, he has ring presence in abundance. Good for size & stood over plenty of ground, typical head & expression, long neck into a correct front assembly, good for depth, length of ribbing & a sweeping underline & strong rear quarters. He was foot perfect in his movement & held his topline which gave him the edge over the 2nd, I was pleased to award him the RDCC. 2nd Dillon & Bailey, Collooney Eat My Shorts At Runforest JW. Brindle. Another quality, stylish exhibit who shows himself well. Pleasing head & expression, long neck into a well laid shoulder, slightly longer cast than the winner, his movement was effortless in profile, I’m sure he will keep troubling the best. 3rd Webber, Denimblue Willdo JW
YD (5) With varying types, this was the most difficult class of the day to assess. 1st Whitehead, Smith & Mixides, Citycroft Drumshanbo. Dark brindle with lovely head & expression, clean lay of shoulder & return of upper arm, good for depth & length of ribbing. Moved accurately coming & going & strode out in profile holding his topline. 2nd Dargue & Halliday, Brochinbelle Wee Dancer With Jalwhipp JW. Pale brindle with lots to like. Lovely head & expression, long neck into a well laid shoulder, good for depth & a sweeping underline, move out well in profile but just tended to flatten his topline. 3rd Soffe, Zoraden Macchiato
ND (2) 1st Soffe, Zoraden Macchiato. Nice sized shaded fawn dog, 3rd in YD, really liked him for breed type, compact dog with lots to like, very sound viewed from all angles. Just lost his topline on the move. 2nd Gorman, Dejare Seeing Stars. Fawn with lovely head, long neck to a well laid shoulder, would prefer a better return of upper arm. Correct topline which he held on the move. Moved steadily & accurately
GD (4,1) 1st Martin, Bowdonia Go The Distance For Stalwart. Pale brindle who had lots to like about him. Very smart, unexaggerated dog with matching front & rear angles. Accurate coming & going but just lacked some forward reach. 2nd Dillon & Bailey, Dreamjet Float My Boat At Runforest. Very smart young white/fawn parti shown in excellent condition. Different type to the winner. Lovely head, neck, lay of shoulder & return of upper arm, good for length leading to a correct rear. Was accurate coming & going and had good reach in profile, just lost out to 1 on maturity & needs to drop into his frame. 3rd Hall & Bass, Shalfleet New Moon Rising at Silverfrith
PGD (3,2) 1st Allansson & Macdonald, Jasarat Salted Caramel Of Macalldon JW. Fawn of quality, correct front & rear assembly & stood over plenty of ground. He let himself down a bit on the move as he really wasn’t fully cooperating. In the class he did just enough to win but in the challenge, he had had enough. 2nd Sheperd, Kidaruka It's Showtime At Oxana JW. Fawn dog of a different type, more compact than 1 & shorter in loin. Lovely head & expression leading to a correct front assembly, he was sound coming & going & kept his topline in profile. 3rd Steel, Tigsisle Time After Time
LD (10,3) 1st Winkley-Balmer & Poole, Edenwhip Can I Be Him. What a super fawn dog whom I really liked. Typical head leading to a strong neck, matching front & rear angles, he had true all-round movement & was so well balanced. He pulled out all the stops in this class to win it, but he really wasn’t happy in the challenge which was a shame. 2nd Byron, Jasarat Gucci. Fawn/white of quality, absolutely loved this dog for his quality & soundness, elegant dog who was so well balanced throughout. Lovely long neck into a correct front assembly, depth to elbow with sweeping top & underline, strong rear which he used to his advantage. Unlucky to meet the winner in this class. 3rd Livsey, Bryntreia Sea Of Love
OD (8,1) 1st Johnston, Johnston & Wilson, Ch Aarminias Dragon Lord of Danluke. This was my surprise of the day! Stunning pale fawn shown in excellent condition, pleasing head & neck into the best of fronts, loved this dog for his quality & breed type, he presented a pleasing shape which he kept on the move. He had smooth, sound movement with no exaggerations, I was pleased to award him the DCC. 2nd Winter, Yeates & Morland, Ch Lolani Cafe Amore. Fawn who was presented in super condition, correct front assembly leading to a sweeping underline & strong rear which he used well on the move, sound coming & going & was smooth in profile movement. Preferred the topline of my winner on the move. 3rd Richards, Ch Richclass Run For Cover, super fawn who push the first 2 hard, he finished off a trio of top class males.
SBD (9) 1st Byron, Jasarat Gucci, 2nd in LD 2nd Trouton, Runnel Run For Fun. Fawn. Long neck into a well-made front, sweeping top & underline with strong rear, not the flashiest of showman but has all the essentials & correct breed type, moved steadily & accurately. 3rd Barkas, Jimanica Just Dreaming
VB (7,1) 1st Bass, Blandings Treacle Tart ShCM VW. Brindle which has always been a been favourite of mine. Quality brindle of excellent breed type, everything in the right place & not showing her 10 years! She’s a proper little showgirl who always gives her best in the ring. Super sound coming & going & moved out well in profile 2nd Julian, Blondessa Be Happy JW. Fawn which I have admired in the past, she oozes quality & breed type. Sweetest of heads leading to a correct front assembly, moved accurately viewed from all angles. Was unlucky to meet the winner today. 3rd Fisher-Home & Home, Citycroft My Fair Lady Of Jasarat JW ShCM. Another past favourite of mine who I recognised in an instant, another quality girl who really enjoyed her day.
MPB (9) 1st Sampson & Sampson, Dapperdiva Milk And Honey. Fawn. What a great find!!! Lovely puppy who scores for quality & breed type, sweetest of heads & expression, correct front assembly with good infill & depth for age, she is so nicely balanced & moved well viewed from all angles. I liked her a lot & wish her a bright future. BPB 2nd Fisher-Home & Home, Jasarat Caramel Calypso. Fawn, sweet head & expression, very elegant & good for bone, she stands over the ground & strode out well in profile, another quality puppy who was unlucky to meet 1 today 3rd Saxby, Sandspring Sea Coral, super exhibit who fought the first 2 hard, she finished off a trio of quality puppies.
PB (6) 1st Morris, Waddell & Mycroft, Crosscop Just A Notion. Fawn of ideal size who presented a balanced picture. Pretty head, pleasing lines throughout & everything in the right place for her age. Moved accurately coming & going & strode out well in profile. 2nd Whitehead, Smith & Mixides, Citycroft Seattle, fawn of ideal size, pleasing head & expression, long neck into a correct front, sweeping underline. Accurate coming & going, easy & graceful profile movement. Needs to drop into her frame. 3rd Wheeler, Ranveli Glowtini
JB (13) 1st Mycroft, Morris & Waddell, Crosscop True Love. Fawn of pleasing make and shape, beautifully presented standing over the ground. Typical head & expression, correct front assembly leading to a curvy top & underline. She scored in her movement which was accurate coming & going, holding her topline in profile. 2nd Short & Short, Collooney Tommy Girl NAF. Brindle, nice sized, stylish youngster of quality. Presented in immaculate condition. A really appealing, pretty head & expression. Elegant neck leading to correct front with good infill, sweeping underline & strong rear. She excelled in profile movement which was effortless. I liked her a lot. 3rd Sharp, Barnesmore Never Feel Blue
YB (7) 1st Marston-Pollock, Cornstalk Dream On at Falconcrag. Pale fawn with pleasing expression, she is an ideal size & presented a balanced outline. She held her shape well on the move & she was super sound viewed from all directions. I liked her a lot. 2nd Lipscombe & Lipscombe, Selinko Cherise. Fawn who pushed the winner hard. Liked her for size & for her breed type, she had a pleasing outline with a curvy top & underline, moved accurately & with ease. 3rd Maxwell, Maccus Rosa Gallica Daphne
NB (9,1,1w/d) 1st Lipscombe & Lipscombe, Selinko Honeysuckle.Fawn/white trim with lots to like, easy winner of this class. Long neck into a correct front assembly, matching top & underline. She was accurate coming & going, moving out well in profile. 2nd Griffiths, Mrs Lynn Sochma A Stitch In Time For Pelyma. Brindle with lots to like, typical head leading to a long neck, with matching top & underline. Moved steadily & soundly. Just preferred the overall shape of my winner. 3rd Fisher-Home & Home, Jasarat Caramel Calypso
GB (5,2) 1st Ellis, Railfield Quatrain. Fawn of quality who stood over the ground & presented a balanced outline with a long neck into a well laid shoulder, matching top & underline leading to a correct rear assembly. She moved soundly viewed from all angles. Loved her size & was an easy winner of this class 2nd Thompson, Barnesmore Dream The Blues. Brindle of different type to winner. Long neck into a well laid shoulder with depth to elbow & good for length of ribbing. Moved soundly coming & going on a long stride. 3rd Leathart, Ringmore Iona PGB (7,1) 1st Short & Short, Collooney The Little Tease. Pale brindle/white with everything in the right place. She is quite lovely to go over, your hands just glide over her. Sweet head & expression & had the neatest of fronts with depth to elbow, matching top & underline leading to a correct rear assembly. She just floated around the ring with the minimum of effort maintaining her topline. I liked her a lot. 2nd Yacoby-Wright, Cobyco City Lights. Pale fawn shown in fit condition. Another exhibit who felt really good to go over, she has so much going for her. Correct front with depth to elbow, sweeping underline & correct topline which she held on the move. She was super sound coming & going & strode out in profile. Unlucky to meet 1 today. 3rd Mycroft, Mycroft & Morris, Crosscop Candle In The Wind To Supeta
LB (12,4) This was a tough class which was full with quality, sadly some super exhibits went cardless. I was really splitting hairs with my first 3. 1st Wood, Crosscop She's A Lady At Ardencote. Fawn who has so much going for her. Long neck into a well laid shoulder with depth to elbow & curvy underline. Correct rear assembly which she used to move around the ring. She was foot perfect viewed from all angles. She was unexaggerated & so correct, I was really impressed with her & considered her for the RCC. Her day will come I’m sure, thank you for bringing her. 2nd Short & Short, Collooney Bit On The Side JW. Beautifully present pale brindle with lots to like, long neck into a correct front assembly, depth to elbow, curvy underline, correct rear angulation. Stood over the ground & moved out purposefully. She was unlucky to meet the winner today. 3rd Perkins & Perkins, Citycroft Americano With Silkridge. Superb black in gleaming condition & is so correct, she finished off a trio of quality exhibits.
OB (12,1) 1st Oliver, Spyanfly She's A Swinger. Elegant brindle of immense quality with no exaggerations. Well put together front & rear assembly with good bone & stood over the ground on correct feet. She was absolutely foot perfect on the move & just floated around the ring on a long easy stride, keeping her topline. Just oozes breed type & shown in excellent condition. I was pleased to award her the CC & BOB. She later went on to win the Hound Group. I was delighted for her owner. Congratulations 2nd Akerboom & Van Der Schaaf, UK Ch Creme Anglaise's Irish Cream. I was really impressed with this lovely pale brindle, she stood over the ground & presented a super outline with no exaggerations, she moved steadily & accurately keeping her topline. She was just unfortunate to meet 1 who was on top form today & had to settle for the RCC in the challenge. 3rd Yacoby-Wright, Cobyco Cover Girl, pale fawn girl of superb quality, finishing a trio of super examples of the breed.
SBB (7) 1st Trouton, Citycroft Grace Kelly Of Runnel JW BSB, shaded fawn of quality who presented a balanced outline, standing over the ground & was beautifully presented. Accurate coming & going, moved well in profile. 2nd Maxwell, Maccus Rosa Gallica Daphne, fawn with lots to like. Typical head with a melting expression, long neck, return of upper arm, sweeping underline leading to strong rear, just preferred the lay of shoulder on my winner 3rd Sharp, Chippwhipp Let The Sunshine
Judge: Yvonne Hull (Palmik)