• Show Date: 30/06/2023
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judged by: Karen Fitzsimmons Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 28/07/2023

Windsor Dog Show Society

Breed: St. Bernard





Three years after my initial judging appointment, which was postponed due to the pandemic, I got to judge at my favourite Championship Show. Quality rather than quantity on the day and I thank those exhibitors who attended. I did not take it lightly, withholding the RCC in dogs, but am aware that on signing the RCC the judge is stating the dog is worthy of being awarded the CC if the CC winner is disqualified and I did not feel this was the case on the day.


1. Ball’s Beausaints Dark N Stormy

This 12 month old young man was at his first show and coped admirably with the experience. He has a very strong masculine head for his age with a broad skull and muzzle. Stop is well defined. He is well off for bone throughout. He is a tad on the heavy side and needs to tighten throughout as currently down on his pasterns. He was a handful on the move for his handler and movement very erratic, but when he was settled he moved OK. He is worth his owners persevering with him and was deserving of his first place in this class


1. Deegan & Jennings’ Ch. Chandlimore Gunz for Hire

This 2 year old is extremely eye catching and was presented in superb condition. He is well balanced throughout and has great proportions. He has the most fabulous of masculine heads, broad in skull and muzzle with good stop and the darkest of eyes giving a super expression. Not overdone in any way. He is well off for bone and has tight feet. Well laid back shoulders and broad chest and body. Well angulated rear and strong hocks. He gave his handler a very difficult time on the move, but when he did settle, he moved with great reach and drive and was very sound. I was delighted to award him the DCC, well done.


1. Edwards’ Cyronelle Pudgie Bear

What a delightful 22 month old young lady, who is well balanced throughout. She has a very pleasing head with good strength to skull and muzzle. She has the darkest of eyes and has the true benevolent expression that is associated with the breed. She has good width and depth to chest and good spring of rib and strong topline. She is well angulated front and rear and was shown in extremely hard muscular condition. She moved soundly in all directions and was handled to get the very best out of her. I was delighted to award her the RCC and shall follow her progress with interest.

2. Alderson’s Cyronelle Dixie Princess at Branbar

Litter sister to the class winner and has many of the same attributes and are a credit to the breeder and owners. She was another, who was shown in super hard muscular condition and has a pleasing head and expression. Well balanced throughout and moved well in all directions. Just a shame she was in her underwear today, but once her coat returns I am sure she is another with a bright future.

LIMIT BITCH (2, 1 abs)

1. Booth’s Chandlimore Gotta Feeling at Beausaints

A very substantial 4 year old, who has an extremely strong head with a broad skull and muzzle. She has a broad deep chest and body and strong topline. She is very well off for bone, but a little down in pasterns on the day. She was handled to get the very best out of her as she is such a strong girl and moved soundly in all directions giving a good account of herself on the move.


1. Deegan & Grainger’s Ch. Chandlimore Heart Beat

Well, my heart certainly missed a beat when this 3 year old entered the ring. My notes state “fantastic” and she surely is. She was presented in fabulous condition. She is so very well balanced throughout and is a natural showgirl. Her head is feminine with super dark eyes and expression. She has super bone and substance with a strong neck and good width to chest and body. Fabulous compact feet. She certainly comes into her own on the move and she has such an easy, smooth gait in all directions and moves with great power from the rear. She is ultra sound and was handled to perfection to get the very best out of her and great credit to her handler who has such a great rapport with her. I was absolutely delighted to have the opportunity to judge this super girl and award her the BCC and Best of Breed and then to see her go on to win the very strong Working Group. She then put in a fabulous performance to go Reserve Best in Show. Many congratulations to all involved with this stunning example of our breed.