• Show Date: 15/09/2023
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judged by: Derfel Owen Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 11/10/2023

Darlington Dog Show Society Ltd

Breed: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Best Of Breed : 1524 Chapman, Mrs Michelle Amanda & Ireland, Miss Tanya Ch Ellemich American Express

Dog CC : 1524 Chapman, Mrs Michelle Amanda & Ireland, Miss Tanya Ch Ellemich American Express

Res Dog CC : 1544 Kilcoyne, Miss C Ch Granasil Bourbon

Bitch CC : 1560 Lovel, Mr Philip Ch Lovetrac Theodora

Res Bitch CC : 1580 Rix, Mr Brian Stavonga Sea Change At Ricksbury Jw

Best Puppy : 1581 Robb, Mrs Irene & Robb, Mr Glenn & Chapman, Mrs M Ellemich Good Trouble With Gleniren

Best Veteran : 1569 McMurray, Mrs K Ch Harana Jack Jones At Merryoth VW

My thanks to the exhibitors for their support and to the society for inviting to award my first set of CCs in Cavaliers. I have so much affection for this breed, when I first started attending shows in the 1990s, the Cavalier dominated the ring both with massive entries in breed classed but also leading the placings in the toy group. It is a shame that numbers are dwindling, there is some quality still to be found and I was very happy with my main winners, quite typical example of the breed and some very promising youngsters coming through that I am sure will make their presence known over the next couple of years. In both sexes, I shortlisted 4 for consideration for the CC, each I would have happily awarded a CC. All dogs were presented in good condition and health and temperaments were very good.

Class 470 VD (1 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 1569 Mcmurray, Mrs K Ch Harana Jack Jones At Merryoth VW. In fabulous condition, carrying himself with elegance and grace around the ring, excellent topline with good spring of rib, his movement is terrific with good drive. A most appealing expression from his round and dark eyes framed by long ears with correct feathering.

Class 471 MPD (3 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 1563 Lovel, Mr Philip Juzandia Keverne At Lovetrac. Very much a baby but so appealing, already has a meltingly gentle expression. He moves well, full of energy and parallel coming and going. He carries his topline well which flows through to his happy wagging tail.

2nd: 1552 Lee, Mr & Mrs Richard & Kelly Kelrick Lord Of Dreams. Appealing expression from dark eyes, he was active and free flowing on the move. I hope he’s not going to grow on as he is already up to size.

3rd: 1546 Leach, Mrs Susan & Leach, Mr M Ouzlewell's Dante

Class 472 PD (5 Entries) Abs: 0. A very good class, with some promising puppies.

1st: 1541 Hughes, Mrs L Loranka's He's The One. And he really behaves like he is ‘the one’, so very confident, energetic and really enjoying his time in the ring. He has a very appealing expression, dark eyes and well set ears. Moved freely with parallel action. Well-marked, nicely broken.

2nd: 1519 Barwell, Mrs S V Charlottetown Golden Touch. Another very confident and active boy. I liked him very much. Nicely developed head, good eye and well set ears, correct length of neck. Level topline that he maintained on the move. Moved well, with good drive.

3rd: 1527 Crane, Mrs L & Sage, Mrs K Dreamvale Midnight Cowboy

Class 473 JD (4 Entries) Abs: 2

1st: 1575 Price, Mrs A M Brymarden Busby For Almonroyd. Moderate throughout, with a most appealing expression, nicely balanced and proportioned head. Correctly set, long ears with good feathering.

2nd: 1538 Hood, Dr Mandy & Hood, Mr Peter Rabymar New York. Well balanced, good topline, well proportioned head.

Class 474 YD (2 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 1524 Chapman, Mrs Michelle Amanda & Ireland, Miss Tanya Ch Ellemich American Express. The star of the day, he is the perfect combination of masculine, elegant and graceful. Well balanced throughout, he has well proportioned head, with large dark and round eyes giving the ideal expression framed by high set, long and well-feathered ears. Moderate length of neck leading to well laid shoulders and a level back. He has great presence on the move, gliding around the ring with grace and excellent drive.

2nd: 1565 Lunt, Mr P Oaktreepark Royal Austin. Correct for size, balanced overall, good tail carriage, moved well.

Class 475 ND (3 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 1557 Lewis, Miss J & Lewis, Mrs Carol Carleeto Cutie Pie. Nicely balanced, good head and skull proportions. Correct coat in good condition, with good feathering. Level back flowing through to a well set and carried tail.

2nd: 1552 Lee, Mr & Mrs Richard & Kelly Kelrick Lord Of Dreams. Moved well, with good parallel action. A little too long in body but he has a level topline, good tail set and carriage.

3rd: 1538 Hood, Dr Mandy & Hood, Mr Peter Rabymar New York

Class 476 GD (3 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: 1589 Spall, Mr M & Clark, Mr Matthew Llapsttam's Sir Prize. A smart and elegant mover, covered the ground with drive maintaining a level topline throughout. Good coat with strong B&T colouring. Large, round and dark eyes giving correct expression.

2nd: 1549 Leaver, Mrs Anne Revaelann Nik Nac Paddy Wak. Nice mover with good drive, well set and carried tail.

Class 477 PGD (2 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 1540 Hughes, Mrs L Loranka's Encanto. Charming and handsome boy, really appreciated his head which is well proportioned with flat skull, high set ears with good feathering. Short coupled with strong level back and correctly carried tail, moved very well.

2nd: 1584 Smith, Mrs S Beaudale Return To Sender. High set ears with good feathering, appealing expression, level topline but a little long in body which affects overall balance.

Class 478 LD (7 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: 1582 Ryan, Mrs K F Cavallibrook George Ezra JW. Very sound, masculine and well built, balanced throughout, moves very well with elegance and drive maintaining a level topline and a happy well carried tail.

2nd: 1594 Walker, Miss A Stavonga Sky Walker Kayceekay JW. Another appealing male, thought his head was very appealing, correct proportions and a dark eye giving the right, gentle expression. Short coupled, level back. Just preferred the movement of the winner.

3rd: 1520 Bayliss, Mrs K A Castlewytch Infatuation

Class 479 OD (2 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 1544 Kilcoyne, Miss C Ch Granasil Bourbon. Another masculine and elegant male. He has a good head and appealing expression, nicely sprung rib and level back. He moves out well with parallel action in total harmony with his handler he gives off such a great vibe that he’s enjoying himself.

2nd: 1559 Linton, Miss L Thekop's Black'n Gold. Typical head and expression, moved soundly with elegant action and reasonable drive from behind.

Class 480 VB (3 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 1525 Colavecchia, Miss M Carolus Miss Liberty VW. Nice outline, well balanced and moderate throughout, graceful and elegant mover. Lovely round and dark eyes and high set ears with good feathering.

2nd: 1530 Fox, Mrs Lynn Patricia Lewharle Izzadorable For Lynmily. Equally energetic and active for her age, balanced, with good spring of rib, short coulpled and level topline.

3rd: 1574 Potter, Mrs T Toyswood Blackstar

Class 481 MPB (6 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: 1523 Brewer & Moody, Mesdames H & E D Bowfort Kay Tara Tara. Super quality puppy with a god future I’m sure. She has a flatish skull, well set, long ears and neck of moderate length. She moved well when settled.

2nd: 1547 Leach, Mrs Susan & Leach, Mr M Ouzlewell's Spring Blossom. Another appealing pup, quite immature as yet but showing promise, lovely dark and round eyes, moderate neck, carrying her tail well.

3rd: 1550 Leaver, Mrs Anne Revaelann Almond Joy

Class 482 PB (5 Entries) Abs: 2

1st: 1581 Robb, Mrs Irene & Robb, Mr Glenn & Chapman, Mrs Mi Ellemich Good Trouble With Gleniren. Good trouble indeed, and she will be troubling the top as she reaches maturity. Very well balanced and proportionate throughout. Good body, short coupled, well sprung rib and level back, Blenheim with rich chestnut colouring well broken. She has fabulous head and expression from her super eyes.

2nd: 1550 Leaver, Mrs Anne Revaelann Almond Joy. Balanced, good head proportions, large and round eyes. Moved well.

3rd: 1568 Maxwell, Miss Audrey Eliding Dream Elsa

Class 483 JB (3 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 1583 Ryan, Mrs K F Cavallibrook Ophelia JW. Well constructed and sound, she is balanced without any exaggeration. Well sprung rib, good topline and tail carriage, she moves very well with good drive.

2nd: 1564 Lunt, Mr P Oaktreepark Royal Ava. Good for size and nicely constructed to give elegant and free movement. Long ears with good feathering. Nicely sprung ribs with level back.

3rd: 1585 Snook, Mrs L Toraylac Hello Summer

Class 484 YB (4 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 1573 Nolan, Mrs Jennifer & Bayliss, Mrs Anne Castlewytch Las Vegas. Feminine, graceful and pleasing in outline, moves very well with good drive from her hindquarters. Appealing and feminine head. Well sprung ribs, level back.

2nd: 1588 Spall, Mr M & Clark, Mr Matthew Llapsttam's Eunice JW. Moderate and feminine, she pushed hard but I preferred the more balanced and proportioned head of the winner. She is sound, short coupled with well sprung ribs, moved well.

3rd: 1529 Fox, Mrs Lynn Patricia Brymarden Scarlet For Lynmily

Class 485 NB (4 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: 1567 Maxwell, Miss Audrey Poundroll Nina. Nicely balanced bitch with appealing head and expression from her large and dark eyes. Moderate in neck and body, short coupled with good spring of rib.

2nd: 1522 Bragg, Miss Lesley Cavalicious Black Pearl. Good body and neck, well sprung rib, moved well.

3rd: 1591 Taylor, Ms S Luvtayl Made Of Stars

Class 486 GB (8 Entries) Abs: 0. This was a pretty even class.

1st: 1595 Waters, Miss Wendy Sweetbriar La Dee Da JW. High quality bitch, well constructed and moving with excellent drive from well angulated hindquarters. She is balanced, proportionate in head and body, has good spring of rib and a level back. Lovely dark eyes giving appealing and gentle expression.

2nd: 1535 Hissink Tremain, Mrs Rose Bonitos Companeros First Class. Another quality bitch. I preferred the head balance of the winner but still found to be good quality, moved out well with elegant and free action.

3rd: 1590 Tarabad, Mr N Frondil Dahlia Smith

Class 487 PGB (6 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 1537 Hogan, Ms Maryann Stavonga Secret Crush JW. I really liked her movement, she has an impressive and confident style reaching out with free and elegant action and drive. She has a nice expression with dark and round eyes, well set ears and her moderate neck leads to well laid shoulders. She was not in full coat which was a shame, but she was a contender for top awards.

2nd: 1561 Lovel, Mr Philip Lovetrac Born To Boogie. This bitch has a most delightful head and expression, beautifully appealing dark and round eyes just crying out for attention. She’s balanced throughout, moves well and carried her tail happily.

3rd: 1571 Mcmurray, Mrs K Merryoth Mockingbird

Class 488 LB (5 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: 1572 Nolan, Mrs Jennifer Jernito Winter Hope. Typical and feminine bitch with good head and eye framed by long, high set and well feathered ears. Good spring of rib, short coupled with good silky coat. Move with drive and elegance.

2nd: 1548 Leaver, Mrs Anne Revaelann Scrumptious. Good head proportions, flat skull, good length of body with well sprung ribs. Moved well.

3rd: 1551 Lee, Mr & Mrs Richard & Kelly Conchellia Vivi Velvette By Kelrick

Class 489 OB (8 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: 1560 Lovel, Mr Philip Ch Lovetrac Theodora. Just loved her head and expression which is absolutely correct for this breed, feminine with a gorgeous, gentle expression. Moderate neck leading to well laid shoulders and nicely sprung rib. Well balanced throughout, she carried herself with grace and elegance, maintaining a level back and moving with good drive.

2nd: 1580 Rix, Mr Brian Stavonga Sea Change At Ricksbury JW. Sound, elegant and graceful bitch, well balanced and proportioned throughout. I preferred the more typical head of the winner, but in body and construction she scores and that shows in her graceful and elegant movement, covering the ground with parallel action. She has good silky coat and nicely broken up markings.

3rd: 1587 Spall, Mr M & Clark, Mr Matthew Ch Llapsttam Sent From Heaven.

Derfel Owen