• Show Date: 28/07/2023
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judged by: Christine Schofield Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 09/08/2023

Leeds City & District Canine Association

Breed: Spanish Water Dog

Leeds Championship Show


Spanish Water Dog

Thank you to the Leeds Committee for their invitation to judge at their 2023 show.. My thanks also to my two stewards who were very competent and very pleasant.

I thoroughly enjoyed judging this quality entry, all the dogs had excellent temperaments, and all coats were of a woolly texture and well presented.

Puppy Dog (4,1 ab)

1st Searles, Cravessa’s Bottoms Up. A pleasing outline on this 11month old brown & white dog, who was in short coat. Liked him for his overall balance when stood, as he is rectangular in appearance and sturdy all through.. Well balanced head piece, with correct ratios, showing parallel planes and a dark eye. Strong short neck, leading to well-placed shoulders and has strong hindquarters. Moved true and fluidly when he settled.

2nd Ramshaw’s, Valentisimo’s Rolex. Well grown boy with a lovely head shape. Liked his short neck leading into well placed shoulders. Enough ribbing and short loin provided the outline wanted. He is well muscled, and this gave him drive on the move

3rd Giles & Bennett-Nulty’s Briarlow Bin Winning)

Junior Dog (1)

1st Giles & Bennett-Nulty’s Fielamigo Dream Team. Lovely size and shape to this boy

Well balanced head with the best of eyes and such a soft expression. Super muscular

condition which translated into effortless driving movement, he excels in profile movement.

Coat is woolly and has the curl required

Post Graduate Dog (1)

1st Philipson’s Silvestre Of The Marjohrita (imp Fra) Naf Taf. This boy has a lovely head with a soft expression. Strong neck leading to correct shoulders & straight front. He possesses the best of coats. Just needs to mature but he is such a happy boy.

Limit Dog (4, 2ab)

1st Preeces & Cooper’s Janamorio Northern Arlo. Quality boy. Balanced outline with equal length of coat coverage of a good woolly texture. Correct in head with expressive eyes, leading into a strong short neck and well-placed shoulders. Lovely tight feet. Well balanced throughout with good breed type. Moved with reach and drive both fore and aft with the brisk gait the breed requires. DRCC

2nd Abrahams’s Adormidera Ziggy Stardust Good overall balance with excellent head and expression. Good depth of chest and well- made hindquarters with low hocks. In excellent coat and condition. Good footfall on the move but lacks animation.

Open Dog (4)

1st Hogkinson’s Sh. Ch. Zorrazo Quest For Success (Imp HRV) JW Esp J Flat skull with slight stop, v shaped ears set correctly above level of his eye, short well set neck, leading into well set shoulders Correct length of upper arm with elbows close to body, deep in chest & level back, tight round feet, well- muscled quarters, coat is well curled and consistent all over, presented & handled to a high standard, moved in the desired brisk action. DCC & BOB Very pleased to see him pulled out to the last ten in the group.

2nd Peart’s Josalyn Rio Ziggystardust Via Janamorio, Not quite as together as first, but plenty to like. Good depth to chest and strong quarters, excellent bone, pleasing head with lovely kind expression, presented in good coat and muscular condition. Moved with drive.

3rd Searles, Cravessa’s Bottoms Up

Veteran Dog (1)

1st Donaldson & Palumbo Sh. Ch. Prizelands You’re The One For Rainthyme Very well made all through. Excellent head and expression. Correct forehand construction. Well ribbed back leading through to correctly set tail and strong hindquarters. Good bone and feet. Moved steadily.

Puppy Bitch (2)

1st Whitehead’s Pabiagas Santana, This girl is in full woolly coat, with the ringlets required.

Pleasing head. Beautifully balanced throughout. Well tucked in elbows, strong bone with tidy feet. Well sprung ribs with plenty of heart room. Level topline. Moved out well using her quarters to advantage

2nd Abrahams’s Cravessa's Right On The Dot, Feminine girl possessing a well- balanced head. Good reach of neck, well laid shoulders. Correct topline and good tail set. Moved soundly once she got in to her stride and settled.

Junior Bitch (1)

1st Kehoe’s Janamorio Northern Izzy at Aguamarina, Beautiful head with a soft expression. Clean neck leading to well laid shoulder and corresponding length of upper arm. Correct length of leg and correct depth of chest. Good length and spring of ribcage. Strong hindquarters. Fabulous coat which was beautifully presented. Moved briskly and with a degree of arrogance. BRCC

Post Graduate Bitch (1)

1st Donaldson’s Prizelands Frosted Fancy Presents a most pleasing overall picture with a look of balance. Pretty head. She is very feminine but with substance, good depth and strength of body. Excellent coat texture, Moved briskly and has good footfall.

Limit Bitch (1)

1st Glaysher & Donaldson’s Kurlibears September Aurora, Attractive girl who has the most appealing balanced picture in profile, lovely head shape & correct jaw, lovely expression from her dark eye, well set ears, excellent front, strong loin. Well-muscled quarters and in lovely body tone. Strong quarters that are used to advantage on the move, her profile movement is fabulous. Excellent woolly texture to coat and showing perfect ringlets. BCC

Open Bitch (5,1ab)

1st Palumbo’s Sh Ch Rainethyme Memory Keeper JW, Nice head shape and good proportions with a kind eye. There was substance to this girl without being too heavy. Strong breast bone with good length of ribbing. Moderately angled in the rear, with the correct level of muscle. Well textured coat. Moved well on an easy stride

2nd Ozanne & Trebert’s Valentisimo's Enigma At Fielamigo, . This girl presents a well-balanced outline with strong neck, firm topline, deep brisket, well ribbed back, short well developed loin. Pleasing head with a soft expression and good planes,. Moved out well when viewed coming and going and in profile.

3rd Whitehead’s Sh Ch Pabiaga Kemina

Veteran Bitch (2)

1st Glaysher & Donaldson’s Prizelands Sweet Truffle. Beautifully balanced throughout. Well tucked in elbows, strong bone with tidy feet. Well sprung ribs with plenty of heart room. Level topline. Lovely textured coat. Moved out well using her quarters to advantage.

2nd Abrahams’s Adormidera Princess Leia. , Good overall balance with a pleasing head and expression. Good depth of chest and well- made hindquarters with low hocks. Good footfall on the move but lacks animation.

Christine Schofield