• Show Date: 28/05/2023
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judged by: Gavin Robertson Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 28/07/2023

Bath Canine Society

Breed: Utility Group

It is always fun judging the utility group with such a variety of breeds across the board to sort out, Bath is without doubt one of the best well run shows in the UK with its famous bowling green BIS ring for me to evaluate this quality selection of dogs.

My shortlist consisted of the Akita, Chow Chow,Min schnauzer,Toy Poodle,Shih Tzu and Tibetan spaniel along with my 

Group - 1st Place 4220 - Loopang's Back in Business (ai), Breed: Shar Pei (Mr M K Bragg)

I thought this bitch was beautiful, lovely head with correct proportions, exc small high set ears and dark eyes, square in outline with a super front and straight forelegs, moderate wrinkle over shoulders. High set tail, in great condition, harsh coat and when she moved she is very sound with lovely foot fall holding her shape at all times. Handler clearly has a lovely rapport with her and gets the very best out of this young bitch, i will watch her career with interest, full of breed type, a pleasure to award her this group.

Group - 2nd Place 3641 - Ch Sophtspot La De Da at Belsmard ShCEx, Breed: Dalmatian (Ms M White)

Very smart eye catching elegant bitch shown in tip top condition.clean balanced feminine head piece to her, flat skull, slight stop, oval eyes with a lovely bright expression. Straight forelegs with exc compact feet, firm level topline with a moderate well muscled rear, where she excels is in her smooth purposeful movement and no question showing she could go all day. Quality bitch.

Group - 3rd Place 3676 - Ch/sp Ch Chelmbull Rocket Man Ww, Breed: French Bulldog (Mr D & Miss A & Mr A & Mrs L Cund & Cund & Harrop & Harrop)

This smart sturdy young male has a very nice head piece,domed forehead, defined muzzle with dark well placed eyes, high set ears,strong neck, super cobby muscular body with big ribs and short loin, good profile movement, outgoing confident dog in super condition 

Group - 4th Place 3827 - Ch Vormund Xmas Bonus, Breed: Japanese Shiba Inu (Miss M Dunhill-Hall)

masculine dog with very good proportions, super head and expression, slight stop with nice furrow, small ears set well, arched neck, ex H front with tight feet, good ribbing, low set hocks with high set thick tail, loved his type and size with balance to him, energetic sound mover