- Show Date: 06/04/2022
- Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
- Judged by: Daniela Tranquada Contact Judge
- Published Date: 28/07/2023
Windsor Gundog Society
Windsor Gundog Society Open Show
6th April 2022
German Shorthaired Pointer
P (3): 1 BP & RBOB, Dymond’s Quintana Diamond Dust at Friarsbelle, what a lovely way to
start the day with this quality puppy of 11 months. Beautiful in outline, being very well
balanced with good topline & correct angles fore & aft. On examination, he has a lovely
head, good depth of flew with excellent bone quality & strong straight forearms. Tidy feet,
brisket down to elbow, taut throughout, especially over the loin & hindquarters. Lovely
temperament; quite full of himself & on his toes which only adds to his charm. Moved well.
BP & RBOB; 2 Warrington’s Zakova Aria, bitch also of 11 months, good for size & bone & yet
retains femininity. When settled looked good in outline, with clean neck & topline, correct
depth of brisket & spring of rib but was not showing as well as perhaps she could – it was
blowing a gale across the racecourse – & she tucked into herself which affected her outline
especially over the croup; 3 Eastham’s Scraggedoak Dutch at Akivegzo.
J (1): 1 S Dutch at A, b/w ticked bitch of 10 months who put in a great performance for her
first time in the show ring. Smaller bitch with good topline both standing & moving, clean
neck, well laid shoulders. Well-conditioned for age with good muscle over the hindquarters.
G (5,3a): 1 Warrington’s Zakova Amaretto, dam of the second in puppy & very much in
keeping with her daughter. Appeals in outline, with good topline & angulation fore & aft,
brisket down to elbow, excellent spring of rib. Her front movement is not her fortune but I
preferred her for type, size & bone over 2 S Dutch at A.
O (3): 1 BOB, Elliott’s Ankerwycke Silk Stockings, what a lovely bitch, just so anatomically
sound throughout every inch of herself. She has good bone for size & remains feminine &
yet strong. Lovely head, good depth of flew, clean neck, brisket down to tight elbows,
beautiful feet, lovely ribbing & strength over the loin, in good condition & moved well with
excellent precision. Really a quality bitch, just so balanced & streamlined; 2 Coe’s
Goosepoint Waddington at Abbanash (AI) JW, as masculine as the winner is feminine. Had
his mind on other things today but certainly put in a good performance & was handled to
advantage. Tidy feet, clean neck, good forehand assembly & rear angulation, deep brisket,
correct ribbing & good balance overall. Moved well. Slightly heavy over the shoulders.
J (1): 1 Bailiff’s Oroshaza Iren at Cazadorado, 15 months bitch, appeals in outline when
settled with level topline & good body ratios. Brisket down to elbows, excellent spring of rib.
Perhaps suffering in the cold as she bunched herself up & lost her topline on occasions
especially over the croup. When she strengthens all through with maturity & doesn’t face
adverse weather conditions (!) should present a good account of herself.
PG (3,1a): Two bitches similar in frame, size & bone. 1 RBOB, Harper’s Pitswarren Icantata,
appeals in outline when standing with lovely level topline & excellent contours which
defined a good spring of rib, taut loin & good underline. Excellent bone quality, feminine &
balanced, clean neck, well laid shoulders, in good condition. She could be tighter in elbows
but I don’t think this would be immediately obvious if she wasn’t tussling to smell the scents
on a windy day! I preferred her angulation fore & after over 2 Mills’ Nemzet Kincse Gloria at
Karrouki (Imp), similar size & bone to 1, most certainly strong & yet feminine. Lovely topline
& in good muscle condition. When she settles into herself, she presents a nice outline. I
think she would benefit from being stacked with her legs individually lifted and placed into
position, rather than being lifted and dropped into her stack as she loses her angles. A few
tactical placements of how her legs are placed & it could change the whole picture entirely.
O (4,2a): 1 BOB, Harper’s Sh Ch Metropolis Patriarch Nexus by Pitswarren (AI) (Imp), very
impressive male, certainly robust & stands over his ground well with strong bone & tidy
feet. Appeals both standing & moving with an effortless gait coming & going & in side
profile. Lovely topline, well laid shoulders, has incredible strength throughout his body,
being well conditioned over the ribs, through the loin & with well-developed thigh muscles
with a good tone. His movement is easy & he goes about it with style. Delighted to award
him BOB; 2 Mills Ch Karrouki Windrush D’lyla JW ShCM, veteran bitch of 9 years who still
has all her lovely breed qualities. Excellent balance throughout, level topline, good bone,
superb front assembly with excellent return of upperarm, & lovely to feel a forechest
between the legs. So so pretty too with a beautiful head & expression. Just preferred the
powerful movement of 1.
Adult 17-35 Years
(1): 1 Sraeyaa Jayakumar with a Golden Retriever, attentive handler with an excellent bond
with her lovely natured dog. Listened carefully to instructions & was precise with her dog’s
foot placements. With more experience & confidence, will make for an excellent handler as
she listens & observes, & quite clearly dotes on her dog.
Adult 36 Years
A strong class of four very competent handlers; all very skilful.
(7, 3a): 1 Best Handler Overall, Daisy Toublic with an English Springer Spaniel, exceptional
handling skills, attentive to her dog but with an eye on me at all times, changing hands
accordingly & moving along to the front of her dog when I weaved in & out of the line-up.
Very clued up, & kind rapport with stylish presentation both standing & moving. Well done;
2 Ro Cox with an English Springer Spaniel, another excellent handler, similar marks apply.
Really got behind her dog to present her charge to me, & moved around with one eye her
dog & one eye on me. Just not the tidy precision of 1 on the move; 3 Linda Thorogood with
a Clumber Spaniel.
DANIELA PINTO TRANQUADA (JUDGE)