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

Birmingham Dog Show Society Ltd

Breed: Great Swiss Mountain Dog

Birmingham National Dog Show 4 May 2023

Great Swiss Mountain Dogs

Class 218 PD (2 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 476 D'ARCY, Miss E Springhaze Wish Upon A Star (AZ3)

Very Promising. At 10 months old, he is well grown on young man. He is strongly built throughout with excellent bone and feet. His markings are clear and correct with rich tan. He presents a very typical profile with strong neck and top line with a broad coupling. Moving out he has a good stride with positive foot placement. Best Dog and Best Puppy.

2nd: 478 PARKIN-RUSSELL, Mrs Sue & PARKIN-RUSSELL, Mr Ian Spaclere Xander

At 7 months old, this boy is not as far on as the winner, which is as it should be. At the moment he has a lighter framework but has good clear markings with rich tan. He makes a typical picture standing. His head is masculine as is his outlook. His overall movement still needs to tighten up. Res Best Dog

Class 226 JB (1 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 479 PRINGLE, Ms M Doris Ek Balards (Imp Pol)

This young lady is 13 months old and enjoying life. She has a typical profile with good proportions. She has a feminine head and expression with a good reach of neck and a well set front. Her ribs need to spring and mature more yet but surely an excellent prospect. Moving out freely.

Class 228 LB (1 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 474 BRAILEY, Mrs S M & Mr S M Petronella Eki Balarda at Springhaze (Imp Pol)

A mature lady who has a commanding presence. Lovely head proportions and clearly marked. She is of good size and moves out very freely. I would prefer a firmer topline. Having said that, she is very impressively muscled through first and second thigh.

Class 229 OB (1 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 477 PARKIN-RUSSELL, Mrs Sue & PARKIN-RUSSELL, Mr Ian Tamarackgsmd Coral Pour Spaclere (Imp Can)

Another mature lady who is undeniably feminine in shape and outlook. She has ideal proportions and markings. Her head has good proportions with lovely ear set and eye shape. Her firm neck goes into a good shoulder lay thence to a firm topline. On the move, she is sound and free with good foot placement and well timed stride. BB and BOB.

Judge; Hazel Fitzgibbon 12/5/2023