• Show Date: 06/05/2023
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judged by: Jonathan Daltrey Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 28/07/2023

Birmingham Dog Show Society Ltd

Breed: Retriever (Labrador)




I would like to say a ‘thank you’ to all of the exhibitors for their sporting attitude and for making the journey on the Coronation weekend. My two very able stewards did a fantastic job, so, I say many thanks to them and also to the Officers and Committee of the ‘National’ for my second appointment for the breed at this top level.

Class 3606 SBD (8 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: Potterzuri Mystic Zain. This youngster has lovely breed type and has a super head and intelligent expression. He is well off for bone with tight feet and at just 14 months is brimming full of promise. He just needs to fill his frame fully and he should have a good future. He impressed me for his true movement fore and aft and his excellent flow showing good forward reach and drive in profile. He held a strong top-line and he has a good tail-set with a lovely otter tail.

2nd: Sharouns Inspector Morse with Helian. This raw puppy scores for breed type too, if on a slightly different line to the winner. He holds an excellent outline with real flow from tip to his good otter tail. I liked the breadth and shape of his head and his overall balance. He moved well once settled.


Class 3607 MPD (2 Entries) Abs: 2

Class 3608 PD (6 Entries) Abs: 2

1st: Sharouns Inspector Gadget. 10 months Yellow of real quality, he scores for me in breed type with a classic head and good dark eye. He is well-off for bone, has real balance and a firm top-line. He excels in neck and shoulder placement and has a very good tail. In decent jacket, he moved well enough for his age and should have a bright future. In the challenge against his litter sister for BPIB, I felt that she was just that bit more fluid and settled. BPD.

2nd: MEADOWLINE HEARTBREAKER. Very close up to the winner, this youngster also has an excellent outline and was in good coat and condition with a good tail. Today he was just not quite so accurate coming back to me but with time and once he settles, he too will have a very bright future.

3rd: Sharouns inspector Morse with Helian.


Class 3609 JD (7 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: Potterzuri Aramis JW. I loved this youngster’s head and eye and his excellent flowing outline of total balance. I see that he is litter brother to the winner of the first class, with just that little bit more maturity. He was shown in good condition and coat and he has lovely bone, a very strong top-line and is the soundest of movers showing real drive and easy ground covering action. I liked him a lot.

2nd: Henissy Truffle Trifle. He is a different type to the winner but he also is one with lots to like. He too scored in head and expression and has a balanced outline. Once settled he moved with accuracy and some style.

3rd: Wynfaul Reprint

Class 3610 YD (2 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: Harpitts Hot House Rock. This juvenile has a classically wonderful head and expression. I loved his outline, his excellent fore-chest and angulation and his firm top-line. He is balanced all through and is an ultra-true mover in all directions and is a good future prospect.

2nd: Potterzuri Chip of the old block JW, Close up to the winner, this is another good one from this kennel. Presented to perfection in tip-top, well-muscled condition, he too has a lovely head and outline. He just lost out to the winner on his front action coming back to me today.

Class 3611 MD (2 Entries) Abs: 0

Class 3612 ND (7 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: Sharouns Inspector Gadget. Repeat.

2nd: Daisypatch Ostratto. He is another yellow of correct breed type with a good head shape and a firm and hard top-line. He moved out well but was not in the best of jackets today and also I just preferred the tighter feet of the winner.

3rd: Trendlewood One More Time

Class 3613 GD (11 Entries) Abs: 2

1st: CINDERS SALTY SEA. This dog headed the largest and best quality class of the day in which all of the five placed dogs had real potential. This black has a sensational, flowing and totally balanced outline which instantaneously caught my attention. He is not the biggest of dogs, but my goodness he is impressive, not only to look at but to examine in closer detail. He is full of breed type with a masculine and well-proportioned head, with a true, defined, stop, keen expression, wide nose and lovely well-set ears. He has excellent bone, a superb front with real width and depth and straight legs with well-laid shoulders and perfect angulation to his upper arm. His ribbing and top-line is exemplary and his ‘otter-like’ tail and tail-set are just superb. He was in good jacket and he was well-muscled with a firm loin and with good definition to upper and second thigh with the correct amount of angulation. His movement was true both ways, showing a real ease in side-gait covering the ground with perfect footfall. In the challenge he was pushed hard by the limit winner, but when he stepped up a gear he just could not be denied the top spot and I was delighted to award him the Dog C.C.

2nd: Optimist vision. This dog was unlucky to meet the winner on such good form. Many of the above remarks apply to this quality yellow. I liked him a lot and he was also an accurate, easy and fluid mover but he, like so many today, was changing coats and just lacked the lustre of the one above. With full maturity, I predict a very rosy future for this dog too.


Class 3614 PGD (5 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: Aalin Carrey Let's Sing. This dog pleased me in many ways, particularly his head which was masculine with no hint of coarseness and I loved his intelligent expression. Good for size and well-balanced in outline he has good width in front with real depth and was in tip-top, hard-muscled condition and he held a strong top-line. He was a very accurate and easy mover in all directions with a very good tail and set.

2nd: Harpits True Spirit JW. Another good one here and he was close-up to the winner with virtually identical comments applicable. Biddable and full of character, he moved well perhaps not with quite the enthusiasm of the one above.

3rd Ebeshb Call to Arms

Class 3615 MdLD (7 Entries) Abs: 3

1st: Brigglebank Birdman. I really liked this dog for his size and outline. He has a masculine head, good for breadth of skull and with a good stop and keen eye. Well- bodied with good depth and muscle-tone, he has excellent feet and a strong top-line and a superb tail and tail-set. Good in side-gait, today I would just have preferred a touch more width going away.

2nd: Carpenny Kipling. Another one full of breed type who appealed in many departments just like the winner, but he too could just do with a touch more width in rear action for me.

3rd: Daisypatch Jelly Tot JW.

Class 3616 LD (5 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: WARRINGAH'S THE BLUFF. This black is full of type and screams quality and although not the biggest of males, he is another who appealed immensely for his totally balanced outline and his wonderful flow from nose to excellent tail. He has a classically masculine and typical head with a wonderful expression and first-class ears. He has the perfect front assembly with a good forehand he was well-ribbed with a frim loin and first-class top-line. He has lovely tight feet and was shown in hard, well-muscled condition. On the move he is accurate in all directions with real width behind and he uses his quarters to advantage. I thought he was a good match in type, size, balance and outline to the Graduate winner and I was pleased to award him the Res C.C. beaten just by a whisker for the main prize. I liked him very much indeed.

2nd: Claychalk Costa Yen. Here was another very promising dog who also shouts breed type with no exaggeration. He too scored for me in head and expression, flow and outline. I just felt that the winner had the edge on rear action today.


Class 3617 OD (7 Entries) Abs: 2

1st: Llanstinan Louis Lewis Bowstones. This dog was my Res CC winner the last time that I judged the breed and he has matured well and headed a mixed class. He has great style and ring presence with real balance. He held his firm top-line in profile but he was rather erratic on the up and down, subsequently, he paid the price when it came to the top honours today.

2nd: Flyenpyg Porky Pig JW OSW. This dog has a good outline and balance and I liked his head and expression. He is an energetic and free mover showing some accuracy and some good reach in profile, unfortunately he was not in the best of jackets today.

3rd: Gallybob Marmalade

Class 3618 VD (1 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: Potterspiney Killian. This 9 year old is still looking good with a perfect front construction and holding a firm top-line. He has excellent clean dentition and was a sound and easy mover and is a credit to his handler.