• Show Date: 26/05/2023
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judged by: Jeff Horswell Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 28/07/2023

Bath Canine Society

Breed: Portuguese Podengo


Portuguese Podengo

Holding the breed club show with Bath certainly boosted the entry. It was great to see so many different handlers in the ring. No common faults funning through the breed and a slight variation in type, which is not a bad thing.

Puppy D (1)

1st Place 5366 - Plushcourt Rising Above (Mrs L Haines)

Really super pup to start. Excellent proportions. Masc wedge head. Well set big ears. Ok neck. Angulation is good. Turns front feet out slightly and can tighten in front movement. Well ribbed. Level topline. Liked his moderate rear. Good coat. Carried himself so well in profile. BOB

Junior d (1)

1st Place 5372 - Plushcourt Cosmic Energy (Mrs B A Judge)

Typy d who is just a bIt unsettled moving. Wedge shaped head. Ears could be taller. Strong neck. Well laid shoulder. Grand body. Moderate in rear.

Post grad d (3)

1st Place 5361 - Plushcourt Count of Chaos (Mrs Ea Boyles)

Liked his proportions. Could be bolder on the table but was fine on the ground. Wedge head. Slightly deep in stop. Ok neck. Better front legs than 2. Solid body. Ok rear. I would prefer less curve in tail. Fairly sound.

2nd Place 5365 - Plushcourt Bravehearted (Mrs L Haines)

Liked his proportions. He is too moderate in angulation, but balanced. Liked his head. Tall ears. Ok neck. Deep chest. Moved quite well.

3rd Place 5370 - Plushcourt Beclever (Mrs B A Judge)

Limit d (2)1st Place 5369 - Plushcourt Bear Witness (Mrs B A Judge)

Slightly long for his height, but tends to shorten up moving. Slightly broad in skull and ears could be higher set, but they are quite tall. Straighter in front than 2. Well ribbed. Holds a firm to0line. Well bent stifle. V good coat.

2nd Place 5364 - Plushcourt Beacon of Light (Mrs L Haines)

Liked his proportions, carrying a v heavy coat. Liked his head. Lengthy neck. Turns his front feet out too much. Chest just to elbow. Topline ok. V moderate in hind angulation.

Open d (3,1)

1st Place 5367 - Plushcourt The Crusader (Mrs L Haines)

Liked his proportions and he is a good mover. Wedge shaped head, muzzle shorter than skull. Tall ears, ok neck. Could be straighter in front. Well ribbed back to strong loin. Enough hind angulation. Tail comes over back just a bit too much. RBD

2nd Place 5374 - Plushcourt Godspeed (Mrs B A Judge)

Nice type of d, Not putting tail up, but is a sound mover. Masc head. ears are ok. Lengthy neck. Well balanced in angulation.

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Puppy b (4,1)

1st Place 5360 - Plushcourt Threepence (Mrs C Barrett)

V typy pup who moves well. Fem, wedge shaped head. Lovely expression. Tall ears. She has good angulation. Just between coats.

2nd Place 5363 - Plushcourt Reaching High (Mr Cd Davies)

Liked her shape and she moved v well has a v good body. Moved well. Coat could he harsher. V good head.

3rd Place 5378 - Plushcourt Ripple (Mrs B A Judge)

Junior b (1)

1st Place 5371 - Plushcourt Constellation (Mrs B A Judge)

Took a little time to settle. She is just a bit long. Has a fem, wedge head. Enough neck. Well laid shoulder and straight front. Well sprung ribs. Firm in topline. Enough hind angulation. She is accurate on the move.

Post grad b (1)

1st Place 5362 - Plushcourt Gloriana at Belfalas (Mr N & Mrs D Crockford)

V good proportions. Wedge shaped head. Well set ears. Enough neck. Well laid shoulder. Well sprung ribs. Level topline. She carries her tail well. Good turn of stifle. She is slightly untidy in front, but good in profile. Such a steady showgirl. RBB

Limit b (2)

Both longer than ideal and could use their tails better.

1st Place 5375 - Plushcourt Good Golly (Mrs B A Judge)

She had the better head. Ears are ok. Enough neck. Well laid shoulders. Grand body. Well angulated rear.

2nd Place 5373 - Plushcourt Gibberish (Mrs B A Judge)

She is broader in skull than 1 and so not as good in ears eyes. Moderate neck. She has a v good front. Moderate rear.

Open b (1)

1st Place 5376 - Plushcourt Guessing (Mrs B A Judge)

Super for type, just wish she would use her tail a little more, was carried out rather than up. Super head. Enough neck. Well made front. Grand body Good rear. Excellent coat texture. If only she would show herself off. BB

Jeff Horswell