• Show Date: 17/08/2023
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judged by: Jeff Horswell Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 30/08/2023

Welsh Kennel Club

Breed: West Highland White Terrier

WKC. West Highland White Terrier

Sad that entries in this lovely breed has dropped in popularity. I used to borrow a Westie for junior handling 50 years ago. Presentation was quite mixed. Well done to those placed in the various groups, shows there is quality in the breed.

Veteran D. (2,1)

1st: 4549 BERRY, Mrs K Ch Karamynd Star Player With Ashgate

Mature masc d. V good outline. He has a super head, good strength of muzzle. Plenty of skull. Neat well set ears. Strong neck. Shoulders are set rather wide apart. V good body. Level topline. Moderate hind angulation. He is accurate out and back with a lengthy, easy stride. RCC, BV and V Group 2 – well done

Minor puppy d. Ne

Puppy d. (3,2)

1st: 4570 PROTHEROE, Mrs V & JOHNSON, Mrs W Crocodile rock

Rather long in back and not in his best coat. Head is long and narrow. Dark eyes. Well set ears. Medium neck. His rear angulation is quite good and balanced withn his front. Little out at elbow coming towards but uses rear well.

Junior d (1 abs)

Novice d ne

Graduate d ne

Post grad d (1)

1st: 4564 GOODWIN-NOLAN, Mrs Sharon Joyce MAC TOO HI HO SILVER

Mature male of quite good proportions. Could have a harsher jacket. Liked his head. Good width of skull and muzzle. Medium neck. Moderate lay of shoulder. Well ribbed. Topline could be firmer. Enough bend of stifle and low hocks. Accurate mover.

Limit d (3,1)

1st: 4563 FRYER, Mrs S A & HOLMES, Mrs T Hopecharm Northern Star

V good outline. Liked his head. Good width of skull, quite a good stop and a strong muzzle and jaw. Dark eye and neat ears, lengthy neck. Better shoulder than 2. Deep chest. Ribs go well back to a short loin. Well set tail low hocks. V accurate on the move. In good coat.

2nd: 4573 THOMSON, Mrs SUE Ashgate Kelvin

Liked his outline. Well proportioned head, not quite as good as 1. He has a lengthy neck. Well sprung ribs. Firm topline. Tail is ok. Rear matches his front and an even stride.

Open d (3,1)

1st: 4553 BURNS, Miss M Burneze He who Dares wins

Free moving d, who could be slightly shorter in back. Has a v good head, strong muzzle, good size skull. Lengthy neck. He has a better front than 2. Deep chest. Well ribbed back to a short loin. Could have a little more behind tail. Well bent stifle with low hocks. Super coat. CC

2nd: 4559 DALE, Miss M Phoenix Superbia Lynnsto CJW11

Liked his shape. Not quite the head of 1, but decent size skull and a strong muzzle. Would like better texture to his top knot. Could have more neck. Shorter backed than 1, but not his front. Well bent stifle with a low hock. Accurate on move.

Veteran b. Ne

Minor puppy b (4,2)

1st: 4554 BURNS, Miss M Burneze Mad about the girl

Really delightful pup of 6mths, shows great promise. Liked her outline. She is feminine, but with strength of skull and muzzle. Lengthy neck. Good front. Short and level back. Enough hind angulation. V good mover and already shows so v well. Still in puppy coat. BP and winner puppy group – well done.

2nd: 4556 CHAMBERS, Mrs Pam Circinus Dreaming All Day

She didn’t help handler much on the move. Fem in head, could be wider in skull. Lengthy neck. Straight front. Slightly long in back. Well set tail. Enough hind angulation. Accurate on move. Still in puppy coat.

Puppy b (2)

1st: 4560 DALE, Miss M Lynnsto Killer Queen

Shorter in back than 2 and she has a better head, fem with width. Medium neck. Ok front, can turn her feet out. Topline. Can firm. V moderate in rear. Well set and carried tail. Accurate on the move. Coat coming.

2nd: 4571 PROTHEROE, Mrs V & JOHNSON, Mrs W Can you feel the love tonight

She is rather long. Little bit narrow on skull. Medium neck. Deep chest. Balanced in angulation. Can firm in topline.

Junior b ne

Novice b ne

Graduate b (1)

1st: 4569 PROTHEROE, Mrs V & JOHNSON, Mrs W Lucky star fairy

Sound moving b when she settled to the job in hard. Slightly long in muzzle and could have more width of skull. Medium neck. Fairly straight front. Deep chest. Topline is ok.. Needs more hind angulation. Coat is rather soft.

Post grad b (2)

Not much to choose between these 2.

1st: 4555 CAWLEY, Miss Bethany & HOUSE, Ms Elaine Ashgate Kirtle

She is slightly longer in back than 2, but has better angulation front and rear. Fem head of v good strength. Enough neck. Deep chest. Could be firmer in topline. Well set tail. A bit wide coming towards but v good going away.

2nd: 4557 CHAMBERS, Mrs Pam Circinus Dare To Dream

Liked her proportions but not the angulation of 1. She is fem in head, with just enough width of skull. Medium neck. Level topline. Tail ok. Also a bit wide coming towards but ok in rear.

Limit b (3,1)

1st: 4566 NOYCE, Mr D & NOYCE, Mrs M Maxula Vanilla Ice Cream

Liked her outline and proportions and she is all of a piece. Fem head with strength of muzzle and good skull. Lengthy neck. Quite a good shoulder. Deep chest. Short in back with a level topline. Moderate rear, which she uses well. Could just have better front action.

2nd: 4548 BACON, Miss Chris Cabon Sea Coral

She is in lovely hard condition. Fem head with enough strength. Lengthy neck. Slightly forward in shoulder. Could be firmer in topline. Well set tail. Rather moderate in rear.

Open b (3)

Easily the best class of the breed and all 3 worth of top honours.

1st: 4552 BURNS, Miss M Ch Burneze All in One

Fem b of strength and she shows and moves so v well. In super jacket, and all white. Really liked her head, width and strength. Dark eyes. Neat ears. Enough neck. Shoulder could be slightly better. She can stand wide in front but correct on the move. Deep chest. Well sprung ribs. Firmest of topines with super tail set. Best rear in the entry. Super mover. CC & BOB , well done on G2

2nd: 4565 GRIFFITHS, Mrs J Ch Holiday Romance Vixen at Karamynd (Imp Pol)

Preferred her shortness of back to 3. She also has a v good head. Fem with strength. Lengthy neck. She cou,d have a better shoulder and can turn her feet out standing. Deep chest. Well ribbed back. To a short loin. Topline could be better. She has a b good rear and a better tail than 3. Accurate on the move with a balanced stride. RCC

3rd: 4572 SMITH, Mrs Christine Lingbeck Hold The Dream

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