• Show Date: 27/04/2023
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judged by: Gavin Robertson Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 28/07/2023

West Of England Ladies Kennel Society

Breed: Hound group

Many thanks go to WELKS for inviting me to do the Hound group once again, i shortlisted the Afghan, Beagle, Std wire Dachshund, Greyhound and what ended up as my top 4 placings.

Group 1st Place, Ch Swansford Gregorydor, Breed: Dachshund (Long-Haired) . He is a very honest unexaggerated dog, has length to his conical shaped head, dark obliquely set eyes, a nicely made front with legs well under his body, tight feet, he has depth to his chest and still retains daylight and leg length underneath him, firm level topline which he holds at all times with an exc tailset and carriage. Has a lovely stride to him, shown in super coat and muscular condition, a quality dog who deserved the top spot.

Group - 2nd Place, Kinabula's Milano with Triquetra, Breed: Cirneco Dell'etna 

I have had the pleasure to judge this dog before as a puppy when he was raw but the shape and type was there to see, again as a mature adult and today in this group. He has so much quality with the key breed points, square in outline,elegant and slender, slightly leggier than depth and a slight slope to his topline with a low tail set. That combined with good length of skull, high set ears and his super attitude makes him in my opinion a worthy group dog for people to admire, If the breed had CC status in the Uk he would be a multi CC winning dog.


Group - 3rd Place Ch Kinabula’s Gucci Bloom, Breed: Rhodesian Ridgeback 

She is a well balanced bitch with moderate angles front and back to her. Feminine head, high set ears, defined stop, clean neck, straight forelegs with a deep chest, super topline, she has good foot placement and covers the ground well holding her symmetrical outline. Nice type.

Group - 4th Place Crosscop Candle in The Wind to Supeta, Breed: Whippet 

Feminine elegant bitch with a nice curvy outline and stands over good ground, has length to her head, neat ears with bright alert eyes. Lovely length of neck, straight forelegs , deep chest, defined tuck up., well muscled rear with low set parallel hocks, correct size, easy stride to her. Another typey whippet from this consistent kennel.