• Show Date: 02/12/2023
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judged by: Ellen O'Neill Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 12/02/2024

British Utility Breeds Association

Breed: Akita

BUBA 2nd December 2023.

I would like to thank the committee from BUBA for this amazing judging appointment. I cannot thank the exhibitors enough for supporting me on the day with a fabulous entry and accepting all my placements graciously. Thank you to my husband and wife stewarding duo for keeping the ring running so smoothly.

PD (4,0 )1st Mr M & Ms J Bostock & Armstrong: Ruthdales I Predict A Riot 9 ½ month Red & White Quality puppy he has a striking profile well balanced is of good size with plenty bone and substance for his age good head defined stop strong muzzle, dark eye, triangular thick ears correctly placed lovely crest and length of neck level topline, straight front good feet well bodied strong rear great conditioning with strong short hocks well plumbed tail carried high he moved effortlessly round the ring a well-schooled puppy beautifully presented and well-handled RDCC BPIB.2nd Miss D &Miss L Pirie & Brodie: Shanaburn All Eyes On Me 6 months fawn and white just a baby lovely dark face good head eye and ears, well off for bone and substance without being overdone at this age, straight front standing on good feet topline not as good as one but this will come with growth, good angulation front and rear nice short hocks correct tail carriage moved well with handler lovely presentation.3rd Mr A & Mrs M Chambers: Kandamars Gigalo 4rth Mrs Y Vorontsova: Grandblitz Umka Skywalker. JD(1,0) Mrs C McLean: Melodor Royal Salute 13th month flashy silver and white of good size, heavy bone and good substance, strong masculine head dark almond shaped eyes strong jaw well developed cheeks, strong well-muscled neck correct shoulder placement, straight front, well bodied, strong well-muscled rear good angulation short hocks well plumed tail finishing of the overall balance moved effortlessly holding a lovely profile. LD(2,0)1st Mr I & Ms M Banks & Betancor Carasa: Hidden Dark De Wolfmont with Snowbeach (Imp Esp ) 2 yrs. Large and powerful red male masculine head of good shape dark eye broad muzzle strong jaw, nice crest of neck well-muscled, correct shoulder placement straight front tight elbows deep ribs and fore chest, strong well-muscled rear good angulation straight hocks moved well at one with handler excellent presentation.2nd Miss T Weaver: Heartdog Aspire to Inspire ( Imp Rus) 2yrs solid dark red, smaller dog not happy with his surroundings today, has a lovely balanced head dark eye strong muzzle thick triangular ears, plenty bone straight front deep ribs level topline, high set tail carried well moved well on the gait. OD(8,2) 1st Mr A & Mrs M Chambers: The Beast Des Gardiens De L’arche De Noe at Kandamar (Imp Fra) 19th months solid red ,large powerful well balanced male with plenty substance and heavy bone, excellent head forms blunt triangle, flat skull broad muzzle dark eye, well developed cheeks, strong muscled neck correct shoulder placement, straight front tight well knuckled feet firm body with deep ribs and tight elbows, powerful and well-muscled thighs correct tail carriage moved well from every angle covering the ground effortlessly excellent presentation and conditioning. DCC & BOB.2nd Mr M &Mr J Bostock & Sanchez smaller male 4 ½ yrs Attractive masculine head small dark eye strong jaw, correct ear carriage, he has a super expression, crested neck onto good lay of shoulder good front well developed chest tight feet firm body well-muscled thighs, full plumed tail carried over back moved nice on the gait holding his super profile well-conditioned and nicely presented.3rd Ms C & Ms F, Mrs R & Mr K Bevis, Corr & Venezia:Ch Stecal’s All Guns Blazing. 4th Ms T J Hughes: Whitewreath A Star Is Born. SBD 1st Miss D & Miss L Pirie & Brodie Shanaburn All Eyes On Me. PB(6,3)1st Mrs J & Mr A & Mrs C Robinson & Sutton & Gouldson: Whirewreath Crystal Lady 8 months black and white feminine head correct proportions well developed cheeks, strong clean muzzle dark eye ears carried forward in line with neck, nice straight front standing on tight feet, front and rear correctly angulated, correct tail carriage, nicely balanced moved round the ring effortlessly holding her lovely profile, excellent presentation handled well RBCC.2nd Mrs C Mc Lean: Ruthdales Hells Bells At Melodor Another nice puppy red and white 10 months ,lovely head and expression dark almond shaped eyes, thick triangular ears carried forward in line with neck, straight front nice cat like feet tight elbows, well-muscled thighs, high set tail carried over back finishing of her nice profile picture moved out well lovely gait movement once she settled. JB (4,1)1st Mrs N & Mr D Willy: Sensha Sweet But Sassy 13 months flashy red and white, nicely balanced, good bone and substance, she has a very attractive head with a great expression correct shaped dark almond eyes thick triangular ears, strong neck good lay of shoulder, straight front well developed chest, cat like feet, strong well-muscled thighs, short straight hocks nice full tail carried over back, lovely profile on stack which she held as she moved effortlessly round the ring beautiful presentation BCC. 2nd Miss T Burgess; Colmilos’s Rising Sun14 months red and white pretty female, dark eye good ear carriage, nice length of neck, straight front good feet, correct height to length proportions, tail carried high over back moved well not in full coat today.3rd Mrs M & Mr I T Lindsey: Krav Addict Toshiko for Tykin. PGB(4,2)1st Miss C & Miss C & Mrs Hunter & Allen & Cunningham: Casakura Highland Dream Just over 1 ½ years, well balanced fawn and white strong head without being overdone, nice shaped dark eyes strong muzzle, ears carried forward well developed cheeks, good front well developed chest firm body, well-muscled rear straight hocks good tail carriage, moved out and back well lovely profile when stacked well presented. 2nd Mr M Wheldon: 2year red and white lacking coat today, nice head proportions dark eye, ears carried forward showing a correct crest of neck, straight front good leg length correct angles front and rear good tail carriage moved and handled well.LB (9,5) 1st Miss J A & Mr P J Louvet & Pears: Satrebor Nevada at Shaluna 5 years silver and white lovely profile when stacked, correct shaped dark eye alert expression, good ear placement and neck length, straight front tight feet, correct body proportions, tail carried over back at all times excelled in gait movement holding her profile as she moved around the ring very well handled.

 2nd 3 ½ yrs red and white it was a hard decision between these two, good size lovely head and expression dark eye, correct ear carriage, good front stood on tight feet tight elbows, good angulation front and rear, nice high set tail correctly carried over back, moved well just didn’t hold her profile as well as 1 lovely presentation. 3rd Mr G & Miss A Hockings: Karijini’s Ice and A Slice OB (4,2) 1st 3 yrs dark red & white well balanced makes a lovely shape in profile, attractive head dark eye great expression, correctly placed thick triangular ears, good front straight legs well knuckled feet, well-muscled thighs straight hocks, correct body proportions, very well presented, moved well in her class but let herself down in the challenge something seemed to have upset her.2nd Mrs J M Connor: Tazfuji’s Liberion Girl fawn and white, sweet expression, lovely shaped dark eyes broad muzzle flat skull correct ear carriage, good length on neck onto correct lay of shoulder, straight front, good feet, correct tail carriage moved out and back well nicely presented(4,2) Miss J A & Mr J Louvet & Pears 8 yrs liked her size good bone without being overdone, nice head proportions and lovely expression, good front well developed chest, tight elbows well-balanced strong hindquarters, tail a little loose but held over back when she moved around the ring, moved well all directions nicely handled.2nd Another lovely veteran also 8yrs solid red difficult choice between these two just preferred the height and leg length of one, lovely head, dark expressive eye, small thick triangular ears, super front and feet, well-muscled thighs, high set tail carried over back, moved effortlessly around the ring lovely presentation.

Ellen O’Neill