- Show Date: 24/06/2023
- Show Type: Championship Show
- Judged by: Jill Cross Contact Judge
- Published Date: 28/07/2023
Blackpool & District Canine Society
Blackpool Championship Show
24th June 2023
My thanks to Blackpool for the invitation to judge this Breed, and to my two Stewards, Steve & Norrie who kept me going with good humour & lots of coffee. The Standard Wire/Haired are such an attractive and sturdy breed and the main winners were of good quality there is no doubt, and I very much enjoyed the privilege of judging some super hounds. There were a couple with dentition issues & one or two lacking in ribcage to adequately house heart and lungs well enough to be fit for purpose, and one with weak pasterns & long nails. We had a good size of ring to be able to show off their paces well, so free movement played a good part in many decisions.
Puppy Dog (2)
1st Farrington’s Dollydash Defender of Faith wild boar & harsh coat, smart chap & had good appeal for his proportions and balance, lovely male head, dark eye, strong neck & was well angled front & rear, still needs to finish developing, he had positive movement with good hind action, well done.
2nd Dickinson’s Sonham Double Trouble at Dakotadax different type altogether & much darker colouring, most attractive head of good balance, dark eye & long strong neck, front well under, elbows held well, slightly rangier through the body & a bit looser behind when moving at this stage.
Junior Dog (4) 1 abs
1st Carruthers Stanegate Salvador very appealing sturdy hound of high quality, most attractive head of good shape & dark eye, super laid shoulder line & good return, short forelegs & good feet with thick pads, good forechest, ribcage & strong loin, well angled rear, good tailset, held his topline well on the move and strode out purposefully with good reach, good carriage & driving well off that rear, so very close to the top spots here today and was just slightly over exuberant in the Challenge, super quality male who should easily make up.
2nd Russell & Hutchings Collidach Russell Leeves well balanced red & very much appreciated his head shape, eye & expression, he had a lovely harsh coat, good lay of shoulder & ample forechest, proportionally good with strong body & ribcage, well angled rear, solid & sound, which was evident on the move, nice exhibit unlucky to meet 1 today.
3rd Simpson’s Cumhaill Cream
Yearling Dog (4)
1st Adams Ellesophia Fly Me to The Moon JW of nice proportions and good size wild boar colouring, attractive male head with slight stop, good eye & strong jaw, neck of strength flowing into good shoulder line, front well angled & constructed, good feet & nails, ideally would prefer slightly more rib going back, has well angled quarters & moved out nicely in this class.
2nd Ashby’s Ellesophia Oli My Boy litter brother to winner, slightly darker in colouring & is of good size, preference for the better angles & forechest of his brother, harsh coat & held his tail a little gaily, still needs to settle.
3rd Whittaker’s Kissdachs Freddie Mercury
Post Graduate Dog (3)
1st Akehurst’s Boloria All Spice most attractive male really liked his head, nice furnishings, dark eye, lovely neck & shoulder line, well angled front with good forechest, ribcage of good length & blending nicely through underline, lovely in topline & loin, angled quarters, strong parallel hocks, was a little erratic at times in the wind but a nice exhibit.
2nd Best’s Stanegate Set Em Up Joe for Bestina wild boar, has good angulation fore & aft, liked his head, had a dark eye, reasonable in forechest but was very slightly narrower, was strong over his loin but could be neater going away on the move.
3rd Horne’s Salixian Moroccan Mint
Limit Dog (5)
1st Ord & Ainsley’s Cloudside Sebastian of Marnadee JW substantial & very attractive male of good size & balance. His overall proportions were good throughout & his construction through his shoulder, front & forechest were excellent, good ribcage, short strong loin, angled quarters, good furnishings, nice coat texture & moved out very well with good reach. A quality exhibit and was pleased to award him the Reserve Dog CC.
2nd Mountford’s Incordemeo Beetle About black/tan nice type slightly finer in appearance with very attractive head, dark eye, strong neck, nice for size perhaps slightly lower to ground, pronounced forechest, nicely angled & held his topline nicely on the move.
3rd Dean’s Brontillow King of Cups
Open Dog (1)
1st Carruthers Ch Aikton Alexander at Stanegate as soon as I saw this one you could appreciate the quality in him; lovely size & proportions, no exaggerations & just what you imagine for this breed, has textbook construction, is beautifully turned out and his body perfectly toned and muscled, masculine & typical, on the move he was faultless. It was an absolute pleasure to assess him & award him Dog CC with BOB. He was very sportingly not competed in the Hound Group as there was a strong connection with the judge, so he did a lap of honour to warm applause.
Veteran Dog (1)
1st Moore & Downes Ch Megline Aramis brindle of good proportions & size, had a very nice head & good carriage, has good substance throughout and is well angled, held his topline well & reached out moving but was slightly untidy behind today. Best Veteran
Puppy Bitch (3)
1st Matthews Sonham Twice as Nice, delightful youngster, well-constructed throughout, liked her size & she was full of personality, very clean coming and going using her quarters & hocks well, should do well, Best Puppy.
2nd Hunt’s Drakkina Wirenth just a touch older than 1 but not as far forward at this stage, has good feminine head, good eye, good in prosternum, brisket & body, level topline, angled rear used well on the move, promising youngster.
3rd Eldred & Dickinson’s Dakotadax Check Mate
Junior Bitch (9) 2 abs
1st Hutchings Collidach Raynee Day was Best Junior and what a super girl, light red, harsh coat, & oh so very well proportioned, feminine head, dark eye, lovely type, clean neck into well laid shoulder, good return, good front, well sprung ribcage leading back to strong loin, well angled quarters, well set tail held nicely, moved out really well around the ring with poise and purpose, super prospect, should gain her title easily.
2nd Rowe’s Boloria Sugar 'n Spice lovely young lady of different type, wild boar & more definition in stop, great strength through her well-proportioned body, nicely angled front & rear, good forechest, excellent ribbing, good ground clearance & moved very well here with purpose, well handled.
3rd Graham’s Boloria Wild Spice
Yearling Bitch (5) 1 abs
1st Graham’s Boloria Wild Spice heading this nice class, very smart and feminine, clean outline with good proportions, good furnishings enhanced her qualities, lovely strong neck to well laid shoulder, good return, strong front & rear, good proportion through her body & good topline, moved with style, & purpose.
2nd Howe’s Bramalodge French Kiss of similar proportions to winner, very attractive exhibit, red, has a good feminine well-balanced head, nice eye, lovely neck into her shoulder line, good front, good depth of brisket & good ribcage, strong over loin, angled quarters & hocks which were just slightly loose going away today, had good style and should mature well.
3rd Beagrie’s Ellesophia Light The Way to Feldhund JW
Post Graduate Bitch (5)
1st Wilson’s Stanegate Katie Brown at Willowash super looking bitch of lovely type, particularly liked her clean outline & proportions, has an elegance about her; feminine & good length of neck into well laid shoulder, nicely angled return & good forechest, feet good, good body & condition, angled quarters, moved out with good free action to take this class.
2nd Baldwin-Holt’s Sonorra All About Eve attractive & of similar size, feminine in head, preferred shoulder of 1, decent forechest, good brisket & ribcage, strength in her loin, used her quarters well on the move & was very happy strutting around the ring, tail slightly held a little gaily.
3rd Carter’s Wyreview Robyn
Limit Bitch (5)
1st Howlett & Phillips Tendrow Makes the Right Turn JW very smart young lady liked her head & proportions all through, lovely body & was shown in tip top condition, moved out very well here with good carriage, reach & purpose. Was pleased to award her Reserve Bitch CC, should gain her title easily.
2nd Howe’s Bramalodge Billie Jean nicely made bitch, attractive & clean outline, strong through her body & bone was good, angles & construction all contributed to her lovely movement in the class here today, unlucky to meet 1.
3rd Mountford’s Tendrow Special Creation
Open Bitch (7)
1st Hutchings Ch Collidach Brook Ling light red of super type, harsh coat, feminine & functional with lovely proportions throughout, head, neck, shoulders, angulation fore & aft all as you would expect from her beautifully balanced outline. Right on the money here & didn’t put a foot wrong, moved like a dream, very pleased to award her the Bitch CC.
2nd Rowe’s Boloria's Trick or Treat JW excellent type, lovely construction & proportion throughout, great strength of body & a real showgirl, strutted her stuff well using her balanced angulation to great advantage, super young lady who should make up, has style as well as functionality.
3rd Hanney-Mitchell & McCalmont/McCalmont Ch Silvae Time After Time at Bronia
Jill Cross (Gilari)