• Show Date: 02/06/2023
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judged by: Ian Gabriel Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 24/04/2024

Southern Counties Canine Association

Breed: St. Bernard

PD. 1. Chandlimore Boys Night in. A super young male, although a raw puppy has all the essentials to reach the top. His overall shape is correct. Excellent broad head of correct proportions, and correctly developed brow. Deep throughout with lovely flat cheek. Correct eye and rims. Good reach of neck into well-placed shoulders. Lovely bone and feet. Just needs to develop further in chest and to drop to complete the picture. Correct top line and tail set. Strong loin. Good hind angulation. Although this young dog played his handler up, when he did move his footfall was exact and his side gate effortless. Pleased to make him best dog and best puppy. Delighted to see him achieve puppy group 3 later in the day. JD. Snowfordhill Nimrod. Substantial pleasing young dog of good size and substance. Large head of correct proportions, good depth to head, correct eye and ear. Lovely bone and feet. Pleasing front. Deep chest which is broad. A little bum high at this stage which I am sure will settle when he is finished. Good broad croup, and correct tail set. Excellent jacket. He was a little straight in stifle which was evident on his hind action. RBD. GCD. Chandlimore Good Morning. Quality bitch of very nice proportions. Very typical and pleasing headpiece. Correct neck into well-placed shoulders and good front assembly. Lovely bone and feet. Substantial in body with correct top line. In good hard condition. Moved well although to be critical could be a fraction tidier going away. RBB. PGB Not the easiest of classes to judge. Litter sisters but very different. 1 Cyronelle Dixie Princess at Branbar. Good bitch of correct size and make and shape. Nicely made front assembly. Good for bone. Correct topline and tail set. Preferred her headpiece and her front extension which gave her the edge in this class. 2 Cyronelle Pudgie Bear. Pleasing for size and overall proportions. Good bone and feet. Good neck and shoulder. Good round rib and strong loin. Moved ok. OB. 1. Ch Chandlimore Heart Beat. I thought this Bitch to be quite outstanding. On initial inspection she presents a lovely outline and as the standard requires is ‘well-proportioned and of great substance’. On closer examination she has the most typical of heads which is large with a good broad skull, with prominent brow. Good eye and rims. Overall head proportions are correct with good depth from the eye and lovely flat cheek. Good reach of neck into well-placed sloping shoulders, excellent bone and nice compact feet. Chest is broad and deep, topline is correct and loin is strong and broad. Correct hind angulation and well developed hind quarters. However, it is when she moved that she impressed greatest, despite the heat of the day and her size, her movement is faultless and the lightness of her gait quite remarkable. I often see written “I could watch her move all day” in this case that really applies. Easy BB and BOB with lots to spare. Delighted to see her top a strong working group under Zena Thorn-Andrews and eventually BIS. I suspect we will see much more of this bitch. Congratulations. 2. Chandlimore Good Morning

Ian H Gabriel