• Show Date: 12/10/2023
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judged by: Evan Ryan Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 13/10/2023

South Wales Kennel Association

Breed: Havanese

Thank you to the sporting exhibitors for their entries, I enjoyed judging your lovely dogs.

Junior Dog

Entries: 1 Absentees: 0

1st) Velvet Story 'n Ba-Da Best Hurricane (Mrs L & Ms D Miles & Kobe), tri dog of 11 months & shows a lot of promise for the future. Loved his head and expression, super forehand & body, well muscled and in great form. Moved with a free, easy action and was put down in first class order. In good coat, with undercoat & presented to full advantage. BPIB. 

 Open Dog

Entries: 2 Absentees: 0

1st) Adorele Master of The House (Mrs L Miles), really super tri-colour just having celebrated his second birthday. Correct head and eye, intelligent expression & balanced head proportions. Good forehand & straight enough forelegs, firm topline & neat underline. Free and sound on the move, with a certain air of enjoyment. Much to admire on this one. BD & BOB.  

2nd) Cubadias I'm So Stunning at Beaugem JW (Mrs J Fitzgerald), a parti dog just a touch older than the winner & I see he is sired by an Adorele dog. I thought him good in head and eye, and well balanced throughout. Very good to go over & good forehand, firm enough in topline and well muscled quarters. A little bigger than the winner, but sound and accurate on the move. RBD. 

Junior Bitch

Entries: 2 Absentees: 1

1st) Adorele What A Legend (Mrs L Miles) parti youngster entering her teenage stage & showing no sign of going through the ‘legs and wings’ as she is so balanced and beautifully made. Super head and intelligent expression, full of herself on the table! Good to go over, well ribbed and firm in topline. Excellent tailset and carriage. I just felt in the noisy hall she could have gone with a touch more confidence, but undoubtedly one for the upper house. RBB. 

Open Bitch

Entries: 3 Absentees: 1

1st) Cubadias Caribbean Damsel ShCM (Mrs J Day), 6 years old or thereabouts, this sable & white bitch is the mother of the RBD & he shares many of her attributes. Good in head and expression, perhaps a touch upright in shoulder but her forelegs were good. Enough ribbing for balance & holds her topline well. Uses herself very well on the move and goes in a typical fashion with confidence and enjoyment. BB. 

2nd) Mybeards Valentina (Mrs J Fitzgerald), 8 year old gold sable bitch and really belies her years, looks half that age! Correct head and eye, touch more neck than the winner but not the forelegs, firm enough in topline & uses herself very well on the move. Sound and accurate and presented to best advantage. 

 Evan L Ryan (Judge)