- Show Date: 05/08/2023
- Show Type: Championship Show
- Judged by: Claire Sharp Contact Judge
- Published Date: 06/09/2023
Paignton & District Fanciers' Association
Paignton Championship Show – Cocker Spaniels – 5th August 2023
Judge: Claire Sharp
I’d like to thank my stewards, Bill & Trudy Short, for their efficiency on the day. I was feeling the nerves at this, my first CC appointment in the breed and they were absolutely brilliant. Thank you to Paignton for asking me and special thanks to the exhibitors for giving me the opportunity to judge their beautiful dogs. I was absolutely thrilled that every single one of my “bests” went on to be appreciated by the group judges, with the BOB getting a shortlist in a strong group, the Best Puppy getting group 4, the Special Beginner winning Group 2 and the Best Veteran winning his group. Colour wasn’t a factor in any of my decisions, a decently constructed dog of any colour will always win if it deserves to under me.
BEST OF BREED : 2707 WILDMAN, Mr Mike Oktumi Major player
Dog CC : 2707 WILDMAN, Mr Mike Oktumi Major player
Res Dog CC : 2685 RAHMAN, Mr MD & WILLIAMS, Mrs Rita Chataway Dark Louis
Bitch CC : 2684 RAHMAN, Mr MD & TODD, Mr DC Chataway Dark Chrystal
Res Bitch CC : 2706 COLLIN, Dr Peter & WILDMAN, Mr Michael Sh Ch Oktumi Opalescence
Best Puppy : 2651 BOWEN, Mr David C & BOWEN, Mrs Sharon Glowhill Annika At Lararth
Best Veteran : 2658 COX, Mrs Sue Sh Ch GARDENSTONE PALE RIDER TO SUVERN JW
Best Special Beginner : 2653 BROTHWELL, Miss M & BROTHWELL, Miss M Wilanorah ticket to the moon at wissant
Class 1226 SBD (4 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 2653 BROTHWELL, Miss M & BROTHWELL, Miss M Wilanorah ticket to the moon at Wissant
A nice headed boy who is well angulated front and rear. Big ribs well back, short loin and he has good bone and feet. Moved the best in this class and thus, had to win it.
2nd: 2677 MCMURDO, Mr R BLACK AS SOOTY LAD
Initially, I thought this was going to be my winner. Lovely in profile. A very nice head/expression, good neck and shoulders and super return of upperarm. Correct topline and enough angulation behind. A little erratic on the move.
3rd: 2676 MARSHALL, Mrs Andrea & MARSHALL, Mr David WISSANT MOON AND STARS
Class 1227 MPD (2 Entries) Abs: 1
1st & BPD: 2699 SMITH, Mrs J E Della Fiumana Let's Have Fun At Luanshya (IMP HRV)
My notes for this boy start with “naughty” followed by a lot of exclamation marks! He was certainly enjoying his day out and making his handler work hard! He has a pleasing head though I wouldn’t want him any broader across his skull. Eyes of good colour, ears set on correctly and he has correct dentition. His shoulders are well laid back, good topline and a well angulated rear. Presented in lovely condition and moved well once he’d settled.
Class 1228 PD (3 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: 2647 BAYLISS, Mrs & Mr D & A Wilanorah We Will Rock You
A lovely head, good neck into well laid shoulders and good length of upperarm. He has good depth and width of chest, he’s short coupled and has a decent turn of stifle. Good bone and feet. Moved nicely.
2nd: 2663 DEWHURST, Miss H Glowhill Silver Arrow At Lapidary
A lovely shape in profile and he has a very nice head. Not the width of my winner. Good bone and feet and moved well. In lovely condition.
Class 1229 JD (1 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 2685 RAHMAN, Mr MD & WILLIAMS, Mrs Rita Chataway Dark Louis
Super head with good chiselling. This boy is compact with big ribs, short loin and he is well angulated fore and aft. Good topline and tailset and he covered the ground effortlessly. Really close up for the DCC today. Tip top condition and presented to perfection.
Class 1230 YD (4 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: 2707 WILDMAN, Mr Mike Oktumi Major player
This is a goosebumps dog and everything you see as he stands is confirmed when you get your hands on him. Everything is where it should be! He has the most beautiful head, he is well constructed all through and he has super body and substance. His presentation, like all with this talented groomer, is second to none and he is handled to perfection. He moved superbly. I awarded him his first CC and in the few short weeks since the appointment, I understand he has achieved his title – congratulations.
2nd: 2677 MCMURDO, Mr R BLACK AS SOOTY LAD
3rd: 2676 MARSHALL, Mrs Andrea & MARSHALL, Mr David WISSANT MOON AND STARS
Class 1231 GD (6 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: 2677 MCMURDO, Mr R BLACK AS SOOTY LAD
As prev but moved far better here so deserved to win this class.
2nd: 2646 BAYLISS, Mrs & Mr D & A Shirepark Sir Francis Drake By Wilanorah JW
A nice head with correct ears. He is balanced, nicely put together, cobby and moves well.
3rd: 2681 PARKHOUSE, Mrs Margaret Ann Federico hoabroe heart for Shivani imp Russia
Class 1232 PGD (5 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 2690 SALMON, Miss Angela Jeanne Crimicar indigo eclipse
This boy amused me as he was a talker! He was telling me about his day the whole time I was going over him. He won this class on his overall balance and substance. He is nicely constructed and moved well. Beautifully presented.
2nd: 2653 BROTHWELL, Miss M & BROTHWELL, Miss M Wilanorah ticket to the moon at wissant
3rd: 2670 GRIST, Mrs W Kasordon Firestarter
Class 1233 LD (5 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 2648 BLACKLEY, Ms Cheryl & SALERO, Mr Ian Cooleela Operation Dynamo Wightroche
Decent head with chiselling and good depth of muzzle. In the class, it was evident that he had the best return of upperarm and this really showed on the move. He is balanced, well constructed and has good bone and substance. Correct topline and tailset. Moved easily and accurately. In super condition.
2nd: 2675 MARSHALL, Mrs Andrea & MARSHALL, Mr David Wissant Very Special Agent
Another very nicely presented dog with a pleasing head. He is a lovely shape in profile. Not the length of upperarm of my winner. Big ribs, short loin. Moved ok.
3rd: 2689 ROFE, Mr & Mrs D & S Villaspaniol Gold Flash
Class 1234 OD (5 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 2704 WHITING, Miss S J Annilann mister allsorts JW
Finer than the other boys in the challenge but his quality is such, he had to win this class. He is balanced, correct and moves beautifully. His presentation is spot on and he’s in excellent condition.
2nd: 2698 SMITH, Mrs J E Pearkim Pokemon at Luanshya JW
A lovely shape, I just preferred the depth of muzzle of my winner. He is well constructed all through and is another who was beautifully presented. Moved nicely.
3rd: 2665 FAWCETT, Miss Emma C & FAWCETT, Mrs Brenda Annilann Mister Dickens
Class 1235 VD (2 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: 2658 COX, Mrs Sue Sh Ch GARDENSTONE PALE RIDER TO SUVERN JW
Stood alone but this 8 year old boy is such a lovely type. He doesn’t look his age. A good head with plenty of chiselling, good eat set and length. He is well angulated front and rear, he is cobby and he has good depth and width all through. Moved superbly. Absolutely thrilled he won the Veteran group later – well deserved, congratulations.
Class 1236 SBB (7 Entries) Abs: 2
1st: 2672 HUTTON-BABER, Mr Damien & HUTTON-BABER, Mr James Esqueen (FCI) Following Star at Babtonkelpie (Imp
A shapely bitch with a nice head. Good ear set and length. Well laid shoulders. Correct topline. Good depth and width and has good bone and feet. Moved nicely. In lovely condition and smelt divine!
2nd: 2700 TAYLOR-KISTNER, Ms Paula Black Lord Wildest Dream at Frieljoanipa (IMP HRV)
Another very nice girl with a beautiful head/expression. She is smart in profile and didn’t disappoint on closer inspection. Big ribs, well back and a short loin. She moved soundly and accurately. Really was splitting hairs here between this girl and my winner and a fidget in the final stack made the decision for me.
3rd: 2669 GRIFFIN, Mrs Jana Griffial Make it Count
Class 1237 MPB (1 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 2693 SHERLOCK, Mrs Tracey Crimicar Midnight Dreamz
Eyes of good colour and ears set on correctly. Would prefer a little more strength in muzzle. She’s a nice shape in profile, her shoulders are well laid, I’d prefer a touch more length of upperarm. Good topline and tailset and she moved nicely on the go around.
Class 1238 PB (4 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: 2651 BOWEN, Mr David C & BOWEN, Mrs Sharon Glowhill Annika At Lararth
A very promising puppy. A lovely head, good neck into well laid shoulders and plenty of upperarm. She has bone, substance and plenty of width and depth. Ribs well back, short loin and a well angulated rear. Nicely presented and the best mover in the class.
2nd: 2682 POP, Miss J Bocablue Oops A Daisy
On the initial stack, I thought this pretty girl was going to be my winner. She is well constructed all through and has a gorgeous head/expression. Her tailset is absolutely fine but she was carrying her tail a little high on the move (probably just puppy exuberance) and thus, it cost her the class.
3rd: 2671 HARVEY, Miss Catherine & HARVEY, Mr Thomas Tomerine La Dolca Vita
Class 1239 JB (7 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: 2684 RAHMAN, Mr MD & TODD, Mr DC Chataway Dark Chrystal
Stand out winner in this class. She is absolutely beautiful. She is quality all through. Gorgeous head with plenty of work in it. Correct ear set. She has a clean neck into well laid shoulders and good return of upperarm. Correct topline, well angulated rear and a lovely big bum. Fabulous coat presented in tip top condition. She has substance, she is balanced and she outmoved every other bitch in the final line up and thus, today, she had to win the CC. Delighted to hear that this made her up.
2nd: 2673 HUTTON-BABER, Mr Damien & HUTTON-BABER, Mr James Esqueen I'm Iconic at Babtonkelpie (Imp Pol) NAF
Stronger in head than some of the others but she was so well put together and moved soundly and accurately. Another from this team that was superbly presented and smelt heavenly!
3rd: 2679 NEWSTEAD, Miss S J Alisma Annabelle
Class 1240 YB (3 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 2678 MILLER, Mrs CHRISTINE EDDESWARREN MOONLIGHT
Won this class on her superior front angulation. A pleasing head. Correct topline and a well angulated rear. Good bone and substance and she moved well.
2nd: 2654 BROTHWELL, Miss M & BROTHWELL, Miss M Wissant moonlit sky
A nice head, just a little too much dewlap and not the lay of shoulder of my winner. Otherwise, a nicely put together bitch who had a good coat and was presented well. Moved ok.
3rd: 2662 DEFUYCK, Mrs Janice Bruxly Crowning Glory
Class 1241 GB (6 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: 2700 TAYLOR-KISTNER, Ms Paula Black Lord Wildest Dream at Frieljoanipa (IMP HRV)
2nd: 2652 BROTHWELL, Miss M & BROTHWELL, Miss M Wissant dear darlin
A nice head with chiselling and a good depth of muzzle. My winner had more length of upperarm and this showed on the move. Good topline & tailset and a well angulated rear. Moved soundly and nicely presented.
3rd: 2654 BROTHWELL, Miss M & BROTHWELL, Miss M Wissant moonlit sky
Class 1242 PGB (6 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: 2649 BLACKLEY, Ms Cheryl & SALERO, Mr Ian Wightroche The Bee JW
A lovely type, she’s cobby with big ribs and a short loin. Well angulated fore and aft and a lovely head and expression. Once she settled, she was the most accurate mover in the class, demonstrating an easy ground covering action. Beautifully presented.
2nd: 2705 WHITING, Miss S J Annilann Miss Scary Poppins
Another very nice girl who was making her handler work hard here! She is pretty and is a lovely shape. Started off a touch erratic on the move but settled to show some very nice movement. Presented in excellent condition.
3rd: 2703 WARD, Mrs B M Wensum Let's Dance JW
Class 1243 LB (10 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: 2686 RAY, Miss J & CHALLANDS, Mrs Leanne & CHALLANDS, M Annilann Miss Merry Berry JW
Absolutely beautiful head and expression. She has a decent front, good topline/tailset and a well angulated rear. She has good depth and width to her. Moved easily and accurately to win this very nice class.
2nd: 2650 BOWEN, Mr David C & BOWEN, Mrs Sharon Lararth Midnight Blue
Another very nice example of the breed who was balanced, well constructed and cobby. Well presented and moved well. It was a close decision between 1 & 2.
3rd: 2702 WARD, Mrs B M Wensum Dancing in the Dark JW
Class 1244 OB (6 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 2706 COLLIN, Dr Peter & WILDMAN, Mr Michael Sh Ch Oktumi Opalescence
This girl has the most exquisite head. She is beautifully constructed, she’s compact and she moves accurately. All this and presented in immaculate condition. An easy class win for this quality bitch.
2nd: 2687 REMINGTON, Mrs Julie ROZAMIE BLACK PEARL JESSREMJUL
A bigger girl than my winner. She is well made all through with ribs well back and a nice short loin. In lovely condition and she moved well.
3rd: 2667 GRIFFIN, Mrs Jana Griffial Love Rescue me
Class 1245 VB (1 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 2659 DE CARTERET, Miss D G Kyna Slack Alice With Derrindee
A tidy girl who doesn’t look like a veteran. Lovely head, correct dentition. She is well constructed fore and aft and has good bone and feet. Moved soundly and happily.