• Show Date: 19/05/2023
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judged by: Jeff Horswell Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 28/07/2023

Scottish Kennel Club

Breed: Retriever (Curly Coated)

SKC. Curly Coated Retriever

Numerically a good entry I thought. Hindquarters remain a problem with this breed in the UK, lots too steep in croup. This influenced the placings.

Puppy D (4,1)

1st: 2161 BARBER, Mrs Heather S. & BARBER, Miss Beatrix & BA Tonispada Vuori Vincent by Blanshard

Baby of the class and needs to develop in head. Soundest mover of this trio.He has enough neck. Well laid shoulder with lengthy upper arm. Good width of chest. Well ribbed. Firm in topline. Moderate rear. Accurate on the move.

2nd: 2176 STEPHENS, Mr & Mrs J & M B Ravenho Looks Like Trouble for Brightmeadow

Upstanding d.who has a v good head. Lengthy neck. Needs to develop more width in front. Deep chest. Too steep in croup and too much hind angulation, but a better mover than 3.


Junior d ne

Post grad d (1 abs)

Limit d (1)

1st: 2179 TARELLI, Mr R M & Mrs W Firecurl Some Like It Hot At Tarockwood (ai)

Sizy d of good proportions. He has a masc head. Lengthy neck. Liked his width of chest. Topline could be better. V moderate in the rear. Ok mover.

Open d (4,1)

1st: 2178 TARELLI, Mr R M & Mrs W Hunters Pride Jurajska Gwiazda At Tarockwood

Fairly sound d when he stopped pacing. Masc head. Strong and lengthy neck. Well laid shoulder. Liked his depth and width of chest. Well sprung ribs. Topline is ok. Moderate rear. Could be tidier in front. Quite good going away and balanced stride in profile. CC

2nd: 2160 BARBER, Mrs Heather S. & BARBER, Miss Beatrix & BA Sh Ch Foxriever Picture Perfect For Blanshard

Liked the proportions on this liver. Quite a good head. Good eyes. Lengthy neck. Deep chest. Well ribbed. Fraction long in loin. Moderate rear but a decent mover.

3rd: 2169 JOHNSTONE, Mrs C & STOKES, Mr C Sh Ch Talismanic Bag of Tricks

Veteran d ne

S beginners d ne

Good citizen d ne

Puppy b (2,1)

1st: 2177 STEPHENS, Mr & Mrs J & M B Ravenho Up Town Girl for Brightmeadow

Quality pup who just needs to firm up in rear. Ideal proportions. Lengthy and strong neck. Well laid shoulder. Well filled front. Deep chest.well sprung ribs. Firm in topline. Slightly slope to her croup. Well bent stifle with low hocks. Lovely prospect. BP & RCC

Junior b (2,1)

1st: 2162 BUCHANAN, Ms Shirley Curlies On Wings Crossroad Glory

Still looks very raw and could carry more weight. Her head is fem. Ok neck. Narrow chest. Forward in shoulder. Topline could be firmer. Steep croup with moderate hind angulation. Could be better going away. Coat is good.

Post grad b (5,2)

1st: 2159 BAIN, Mr Leslie & BAIN, Mr Mathew Crimblescurl Time to Tango JW

She is quite a typy b and the best mover in this class. Well proportioned fem head. Medium lengthy neck. Quite a good front just a bit upright in pastern. Deep chest and well ribbed back. Holds a level topline. Better rear than 2.

2nd: 2167 DICK, Mrs Nikki Crimblescurl Beech

Liked her shape. Fem head. Medium neck. Moderate front angulation and slightly tied in elbow. Well sprung ribs. Level topline. V moderate rear.

3rd: 2188 WYNNE-JONES, Ms Annabel Crimblescurl Wildotter

Limit b (5,2)

1st: 2166 CUMMINGS, Mrs Jean Molokain Enchanted One

Very typy b of good proportions. Fem with strength.l I iked her head. Enough neck. Good front. Well sprung ribs. Level topline. Slightly steep in croup. Moderate rear. Could be slightly more positive in hind action, but v good in front. CC & BOB

2nd: 2167 DICK, Mrs Nikki Crimblescurl Beech

3rd: 2175 SPRAGGINS, Mr Nigel & SPRAGGINS, Mrs Sandra Tusepo Amazing Love

Open b (1)

1st: 2180 TODD, Mr D & RAHMAN, MR MD & BATLLE, MR Anton Sh Ch Jeweller's Pride Jurajska Gwiazda (imp Pol)

Shapely fem b. Liked her head. Strong neck. Well laid shoulder. Deep chest. Feet could be tighter. Super spring of rib, going well back. Firm in topline. Slightly steep in croup. Could be better moving away, looks good in profile.

Veteran B (1 abs)

S Beginners B (1)

1st: 2162 BUCHANAN, Ms Shirley Curlies On Wings Crossroad Glory

Good Citizen B (1 abs)

Jeff Horswell