- Show Date: 28/08/2023
- Show Type: Championship Show
- Judged by: Alison Scutcher Contact Judge
- Published Date: 27/10/2023
Driffield Championship Dog Show
Driffield – Brittany 28/08/23
Was really delighted to be able to judge this lovely breed that I have followed with interest for many years.
Post Graduate Dog
1st Nichols Bonapartist Trooper of Stonesview
At first glance I really liked the cobby outline of this tri-dog and his overall quality. His head was of correct proportions. He was quite deep in stop for my taste which just hardened his expression a fraction. Medium neck set cleanly into shoulders, particularly scored in body with deep chest and well rounded ribcage. Short back and loin, correct topline, moderate bend of stifle. Moved well in profile when settled but need to strengthen in rear hocks as a bit untidy going away.
1st Taylor & Gill’s Rennes De Pasmazgeng
Particularly liked the head & expression on this dog, typical expression for the breed with expression eyes that were in harmony with his coat colour, slightly rounded skull with correct ratios, tapererd muzzle and moderate stop. Perhaps not as square as I would prefer and need to develop further in chest and ribs. Medium neck cleanly set into shoulders and slight slope of topline from withers to croup. He moved with a brisk easy stride. RCC
1st Graham & Denwoods Sh Ch Bonapartist Pickpocket
Have judged this lovely quality o/w male before and he really has come together into a first class representative of the breed. Super masculine head with correct proportions with lovely eye colour and expression, high set triangular ears which framed such a typical expression. Correct front and rear angulation. To be slightly critical I would still prefer him slightly shorter in back but he has deep chest and has super rounded ribs with strong short loin, topline sloped slightly to withers. Moderate bend of stifle with broad muscular thighs. He moved on a brisk short stride retaining his topline. In super coat & condition. Well deserved CC & BOB.
1st Yarrow’s Sh Ch Bonapartist Odile
Just loved her head with lively and intelligent expression, correct skull to muzzle proportions with pararell toplines, moderate stop with correct tapered muzzle. Medium neck with moderately sloping shoulders, deep chest with well rounded ribcage, short back with strong loin, good topline, moderate bend of stifle. Moved with a typical brisk gait. BCC
2nd Yarrow’s Sh Ch Bonapartist Truffle
Very similar comments apply also loved her head expression, correct skull to muzzle proportions with pararell toplines, moderate stop with correct tapered muzzle, Medium neck with moderately sloping shoulders, not quite the squareness yet of the winner as gives away a lot in age and need to mature and develop through body, short back with strong loin, correct topline, moderate bend of stifle. When settled she showed a typical brisk gait. RCC