• Show Date: 10/04/2022
  • Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
  • Judged by: Daniela Tranquada Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 28/07/2023

Wrexham & District Kennel Society

Wrexham & DKS

10th April 2022

Thank you to the committee for inviting me to judge at this lovely venue at Llangollen

Pavilion in such a scenic setting. I was very honoured that so many exhibitors made the

journey to the show given the current cost of fuel. It is very much appreciated & I enjoyed

judging your dogs.


PG (5): What a lovely way to start the day with this class of quality puppies.

1 BP, PG1 & RBPIS Pollard’s Manzart Yuliana at Whizzbean, elegant black & tan bitch of 10

months, very anatomically sound & the most together both standing & moving. Good

strength through the forearms but retains femininity. Tidy feet, clean neck into shoulders,

excellent topline & strong through the rear pasterns being parallel to each other, in good

condition. Quality bitch, very close up for BOB. Absolutely delighted she won PG1 & then

went RBPIS; 2 Lafford’s Lateagain Wild Heart avec Sariandobes, 9 months brown & tan

bitch, nice bone for size, brisket down to elbow, good topline & rear angulation, moved co-ordinately. 

Not quite as streamlined over the neck & shoulders as 1; 3 Hunt & Flitcroft’s Tuwos Mr Majestik Vonsallate.

O (1): BOB, Groves & Lafford’s Lateagain Satisfaction JW, mature black & tan male standing

over his ground with a lot of presence. Gave his handler a hard time being well on his toes

but when settled into his stack has a lovely clean outline with well-balanced angles fore &

aft. Good bone, tidy feet, brisket down to elbows, good spring of rib, moved well when

settled; 2 T Mr Majestik V, brown & tan puppy who is only 6 months. Appeals in head, clean

neck into shoulders, plenty of bone & strength through the forelegs, very well balanced,

lovely outline standing & moving in profile. Just needs to strengthen through his rear


American Cocker Spaniel

J (2, 1a): 1 BP, BOB & PG3, Jones’ Arrowbien Gin King, tri dog of 10 months, alone but very

worthy of his place. Appeals standing with square appearance & sloping topline but really

comes to life on the move with a great effortless side gait. Rounded skull, good open

nostrils, quality bone through the forelegs, lovely forechest which you can feel as you go

over him, good spring of rib, well angulated quarters. In lovely condition. Striking youngster.

PG (1): 1 Brannan’s Streak Of Lightning (Imp), buff male nearly rising 4, well off for bone,

straight & strong through the forearms, compact feet, brisket down to elbow, good

angulation & rear pasterns turning neither in nor out. Preferred the topline & movement of

the puppy for BOB.

O (1): A.

Cocker Spaniel

J (5, 2a): 1 BOB, Holland’s Crimicar Indigo Magic, blue roan male of 16 months, appeals

both standing & moving with compact appearance & level topline. Lovely head, nice

forechest, brisket down to elbow, good spring of rib, well balanced angles fore & aft. In

good condition with a lovely tone to him. Not exaggerated in any way. Moved & handled

well; 2 Henderson’s Pendedell Cosi Celeste, really pretty black bitch with compact

appearance & good coat. Clean neck into shoulders, good bone for size, straight through the

forearms, brisket down to elbow, good turn of stifle. Would prefer a little more muscle tone.

PG (4,2): 1 P Cosi Celeste; 2 Prydderch’s Rockllocers Happy Hints, blue roan bitch who was

giving her handler a hard time today so didn’t do herself justice. Compact in appearance,

level topline, good bone for size & rear angulation.

O (2,1a): 1 Prydderch’s Rockllocers Ibi, black & tan bitch, compact in appearance, good

bone through the forearms, good spring of rib, correct bend of stifle & strong through the

rear pasterns. Moved well once she got into her stride.

English Springer Spaniel

PG (1): 1 BOB, Thomas’ Tigerrock Ocellatus, rangy black, white & tan male of 4 years, in

super muscular condition which helped him keep his topline & shape both standing &

moving. Appealing head with kind expression, wide nostrils, good depth of flew, clean neck

into shoulders, good bone without being coarse, strong rear pasterns.

O (2, 1a): 1 Thomas’ Tigerrock Super Ted, liver & white male, half-brother to BOB winner

but not as so self-assured. Also in very good muscular condition, fit throughout his whole

body especially over the ribs, loin & hindquarters. Kind expression, good depth of flew,

strong bone through the forearms. Not so good on the move as BOB.

Large Munsterlander

O (1): 1 BOB Jenks’ Albadhu Hidden Potential, a tall boy in very good condition throughout his

body, really lovely head with an intelligent expression, clean neck, strong bone, firm across

the loin. Moved well in profile.

AVNSC Gundog

P (6, 3a): 1 BP & PG1, Bond’s Hazlenut King Of The Truffles (Imp), brown & white Lagotto

Romagnolo, what a super little minx. Lovely size, strong, sturdy but feminine. Stands out

immediately in outline being compact with excellent balance & angles fore & aft. 

Well-presented but not overly stylised retaining that rustic appearance. Lovely head with correct

proportions & endearing expression. Really has an eye-catching side gait, goes off with

plenty of oomph & covers the ground with drive. Little wide coming towards but she’s still

only 6 months; 2 Hughes’ Heidsieck Amarone, brown roan Lagotto Romagnolo, & also really

lovely. She is all there at nearly 8 months but is hard to assess being an excitable puppy,

which is lovely to see. With practice, she could be a real contender as she is very

anatomically sound. She is a good mover & has strong rear pasterns; 3 Evans’ Rowancurl

Beachcomber, Curly Coated Retriever.

J (2): Irish Setters - litter brother & sister. 1 BAVNSC Gundog, Corless’ Swiftlark Invincible,

presents a nice picture standing & moving, brisket down to elbow, well off for bone, tight

feet, good spring of rib & bend of stifle. He is elegant & strong. Preferred his head, as well as

the flow of his neck into shoulders over his sister 2 Corless’ Swiftlark Illustrious, feminine

bitch with good bone, appeals standing with excellent depth of chest, topline & good sweep

of stifle.

PG (4): 1 S Illustrious; 2 Evans’ Kukkasen Keita by Caballus, liver Curly Coated Retriever of

nearly 3 years. Pretty head with slight stop, good bone, brisket down to elbow with lovely

spring of rib, elegant in outline, excellent neck into shoulder, good coat, stood & moved

well; 3 Seaborne’s Gwendariff It Must Be Magic, Irish Setter.

O (2): 1 G It Must Be Magic, lovely headed male, good forechest, deep chest, in good

muscular condition with lovely lustrous coat, very well balanced all through with good

angles fore & aft. Went so much better in this class once his lead was turned around the

correct way – gave more control & he looked better moving too. Handler & dog just need

more practice.

AV Imported Breed Register

O (2, 1a): 1 Best Imported Breed Register Gundog & G1, Adams’ Achouffe Philanderer,

eye-catching Slovakian Rough Haired Pointer; quite captivating. You can see the

Weimaraner ancestry – it’s that ghostly spectre appearance captured in the thick coat as

well as other traits like the aristocratic bearing – he is certainly distinguished – there is a lot

of dignity in the way he holds himself. Lovely head & amber eye, correct body ratios being

longer than tall, excellent topline & in lovely muscular condition. He is top class, & as soon

as I went over him, I knew it would take a lot to beat him in the Group. Moved well.

Delighted to award him Best Imported Breed Register Gundog & Group 1.

AV Gundog

V (5): 1 Moore’s Elgert Sweet Little Lies at Gadhelic, liver Field Spaniel, stand out winner,

not showing her age. Really pretty head, very sound & balanced both standing & moving

with excellent head carriage. Appeals in outline with level topline & correct angles fore &

aft. Excellent muscle condition over the loin & hindquarters, good coat, moved very well off

strong rear pasterns. Quality bitch; 2 Corless’ Swiftlark First Knight, Irish Setter, really

catches your eye going around the ring with his free flowing movement. Deep chest,

excellent feet, good spring of rib, well angled hindquarters. Strong rear pasterns. Would

prefer a little better flow of neck into shoulders; 3 Jones’ Lembas Faith at Serenjar,

Labrador Retriever.


1 Adams’ Achouffe Philanderer, Slovakian Rough Haired Pointer

2 Bond’s Joneva Just My Style, Pointer, striking black & white male, appeals standing &

moving with good balance. He flows well, looks strong but retains elegance. Good forward

reach in side gait.

3 Moore’s Gadhelic Jennyanydots, Field Spaniel, quality liver bitch, not quite the seasoned

show pro as her veteran kennel mate, but when she settles you can see her qualities. Strong

bone but retains her femininity, good angles fore & aft.

4 Long’s Carpenny Pheya, Labrador Retriever, eye-catching so clean in outline & everything

flows, correct coat, in good muscular condition, excellent ribbing, moved well.


1 Hazlenut King Of The Truffles (Imp), Lagotto Romagnolo

2 Booth’s Lundgarth Everest, Pointer, orange & white bitch, raw at just 10 months but has a

lovely curvy shape. Pretty head, tidy feet. Just needs to fill out through the front with


3 Jones’ Arrowbien Gin King, American Cocker Spaniel