• Show Date: 18/08/2023
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judged by: Leila Tarabad Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 18/11/2023

Welsh Kennel Club

Breed: Papillon

Welsh Kennel Club 

18th August 2023 


Judge: Miss L Tarabad (Khatibi) 

It’s been quite a few years since I last judged the breed and I was very much looking forward to this appointment. I was pleased with the entry for a weekday in Wales but overall didn’t feel like there was a depth of quality throughout the entry, which seems to be the same in many breeds at the moment. I did however find several exhibits (more bitches than dogs) that I would have happily signed a green card for. 

VD (6 Entries) Abs: 2 

1st: 1839 MASKELL, Mrs Karen & MASKELL, Mr Stephen Kazkell Robin The Limelight JW Sh.CM An easy choice here, this elegant little dog was in super coat and condition, presenting a nice outline in profile with adequate reach of neck, good topline, well sprung ribs and fine bone. Lovely head with finely finished muzzle, well set and furnished ears, dense pigment and lovely dark, expressive eyes. Moved well holding his topline firm and using his rear well. I thought he was one of the best males in the entry and considered him in the challenge. BVD 

2nd: 1828 HUMPHREY, Mrs P & Mr R Caraideas The Extra Mile To Gloynbyw Sh.CM Another delightful veteran in good condition, moving happily around the ring. Nice shoulders, super chest and ribbing, could have a touch more neck. Sweet face with lovely dark eyes, dense pigment and alert expression. 



 MPD (2 Entries) Abs: 0 

1st: 1856 RYAN, Mrs K F Feorlig Takes the Biscuit. Tri, more mature than 2 with a very lively temperament! Balanced and impressive in outline with good neck, topline and tail carriage, correct length of leg and well angulated rear. Masculine head of good proportions with superb ears, dark eyes, finely finished muzzle and such a lovely expression. Moving soundly, a little too enthusiastically at times but that only showed off his super temperament even more! The promise of a quality coat, hope he’s done all his growing. 

2nd: 1835 MANN, Mrs M & MANN, Ms B & MANN, Ms J Khanor Once More for Luck at Melangel. r/w who was a little unsettled but moved well once he got into his stride. Nice size and shape, could have more angulation in front and could carry a little more weight, good topline and tailset. Sweet face with dark eyes and fine muzzle, ears are well set but could be bigger. Just needs to gain more confidence. 


 PD (3 Entries) Abs: 0 

1st: 1870 WHITEHILL, Mrs M AMICAE TOP OF THE CLASS. Easy winner here, this boy’s type and construction appealed greatly. Loved the balance of his outline with lovely neck and shoulders, firm topline, tail carried well over his back, strong rear and body developing well for his young age. Correctly shaped head with rounded skull between fabulous big firm ears, defined stop and dark expressive eyes. His movement was superb, accurate in all directions, covering the ground with ease and style. Carrying plenty of beautifully presented coat. He was a whisker away from the RCC but just needs a little more time to mature in head but I would be surprised if he didn’t gain his crown. BPD. 

2nd: 1817 CURRY, Mr D T & Mrs W WILACHANS GRYFFINDOR FOR DAVANKIRK. A neat little shape with good topline and tailset, fine bone, adequate neck, good balance to outline and holds a nice outline on the move. Nice head and expression, dark eyes and correctly set and used ears. Moved well, a little untidy in front at present. Delightful temperament and lovely condition. 

3rd: 1844 MILROY, Mrs K Lafford Inspector Lewis At Farthinghall 


 JD (3 Entries) Abs: 1 

1st: 1842 MILROY, Mrs K Farthinghall Candy Man. Dainty little b/w with good topline and tail carriage, ample reach of neck into good shoulders, still immature in body but is a balanced length with well angulated rear. Well proportioned head with finely pointed muzzle, dark eyes, defined stop and well set mobile ears. Lovely on the move circling the ring with a positive, light, effortless action holding his outline firm. A little narrow in front at present but hopefully will improve with maturity. 

2nd: 1826 HEADLEY, Mrs Christine & HEADLEY, Mr Tony R YELDAEH'S MR CHIZLEWICK. Slightly larger and not quite dainty as 1 but a nice type who could have taken the class if he’d been more settled on the move. More mature than 1 with good spring of rib, shoulders could be better, straight front, good length of body, well angulated rear and level topline. Nice head and expression with large, well fringed ears, dark eyes and correct length of muzzle. Moved happily but was a little too exciteable and I don’t think was showing off his movement as well as he could have. In beautiful coat. 


ND (2 Entries) Abs: 0 

1st: 1821 FOYNES, Mr Aidan John Lilacrose Final Touch for Lafay. Soundly constructed youngster, just out of junior so still has more maturing to do. Good topline, adequate reach of neck, well balanced length of leg with fine bone, good spring of rib and well constructed rear. Decent head and expression with defined stop and well used ears, just needs more fringes to help enhance his expression. Moved very smartly covering the ground well with good drive behind, holding his outline firm. 

2nd: 1872 WOODCOCK, Miss Vicki Melangel lovin that lyric. Rather nervy b/w who was hard to assess fully but was a nice size, dainty with fine bone and nicely presented coat. A little narrow all through and needs to gain a lot more confidence. Moved better as the class progressed. 


 PGD (6 Entries) Abs: 0 

1st: 1848 MORRIS, Mrs Ann A Tarnock Tap Dance Teddy. 20month b/w who needs to carry more weight but I liked his daintiness and elegance of outline. Small with good neck and topline, high set tail carried well over his back and well angulated rear. Sweet face with alert expression, large, well used ears with good fringes, eyes could be a touch darker, correct length of muzzle, finely pointed and finished neatly. Moved particularly well in profile, good going away but a little untidy in front. In good quality coat and handled to an advantage. 

2nd: 1862 THOMPSON, Lady Jane & AUSTIN, Mrs S SKYVANA CATCH ME AT JHANAKIA (JW) A touch smaller and shorter in body than 1 with nice front and rear assembly, good spring of rib and firm topline, tail carried a little tighter than ideal. Lovely head and expression with super ears, large, mobile and plenty of fringes, correct length and finish of muzzle. Moved soundly and accurately in all directions. 

3rd: 1865 URQUHART, Mr Gordon J Blackpark Aramis 


LD (3 Entries) Abs: 0 

1st: 1859 STANBURY, Mrs S Inixia Made By Design. Smart b/w with the best head in the class, correctly shaped with beautiful ears, dark expressive eyes, finely pointed muzzle and dense pigment. Neatly balanced outline with good topline and tail, adequate reach of neck, good spring of rib, fine bone and carrying enough coat to enhance his outline. Moved well covering the ground easily.  

2nd: 1823 GRIFFITHS, Dr & Dr ML & EA Manawyddan Victor Hugo. Most impressive presentation and outline, handled perfectly to get the best out of him. Sound construction throughout with lovely angulation and ample reach of neck giving an elegant and balanced outline in profile, just a little more of him all through than I prefer. Sweet face with well used ears and dark eyes, just a little short and blunt in muzzle. Moved with an easy, stylish action. 

3rd: 1866 URQUHART, Mr Gordon J Blackpark Bastille 


 OD (10 Entries) Abs: 2 

1st: 1858 RYAN, Mrs K F & RYAN, Mr E L & ROOSENS, Miss K Ch U Knock Me Off My Feet Daydream Believers with Feorlig. (imp Bel). A dog that couldn’t fail to impress in this entry of males combining not only good conformation, sound movement and impressive head qualities but also presented in the body and coat condition that I would expect of any showdog competing at this level. As big as I’d want but perfectly balanced in length of leg and body, level in topline with tail carried perfectly over his back with lovely plume, decent shoulders, lovely spring of rib and strong rear. Masculine head but still pretty, correctly shaped skull with fabulous ears set correctly, dark eyes, correct length of muzzle and finished neatly. Easily the best moving male of the entry, light and free, covering the ground well and holding his outline firm at all times, looking a picture in profile. Easy winner of the DCC but couldn’t match the superb bitch (his half sister) in the final challenge. DCC BOS. 

2nd: 1815 BORG, Mrs & Ms A.C. & E.G.N. Elendil Crusader. A quality b/w who I’m surprised doesn’t carry his title as he has plenty to admire. Thought him very similar to 1 in outline and style, again in quality coat and with more appealing markings both on body and head. Sound construction throughout with good neck, firm topline, well set and carried tail, well angulated rear, fine bone and good substance for size. Well proportioned head with finely pointed muzzle, lovely ears set correctly with good fringes, alert expression and correctly placed dark eyes. Moved well with nice drive from the rear, covering the ground well with a light and flowing action. RCC. 

3rd: 1824 GRIFFITHS, Dr & Dr ML & EA Manawyddan Harryhare 


VB (2 Entries) Abs: 0 

1st: 1850 OLOF, Ms D Tarnock Devore. 8yr Tri with an Impressive outline that immediately appealed with good neck, firm topline, well set and carried tail, correct length of leg, deep chest and well sprung ribs. Appealing head qualities with alert expression, dark eyes, defined stop, well set and used ears, could be just a touch finer in muzzle. Moved with purpose, free and accurate, a little wide in front but very impressive in profile. I was rather taken by her and considered her for the RCC. BVIB. 

2nd: 1820 FOYNES, Mr Aidan John Lafay Has The Last Word with Amicae. 7yrs, smaller and daintier than 1 with feminine head, dark eyes, defined stop and dense pigment. Sound construction with good spring of rib and fine bone. Moved happily but couldn’t match the impressive outline of 1. 


 MPB (1 Entries) Abs: 0 

1st: 1864 THOMPSON, Lady Jane & AUSTIN, Mrs S ABLAZZOR SILVER AND GOLD AT JHANAKIA. Very cute baby with a delightful attitude. Small and feminine with good length of body, level topline and high set tail, could have a touch more neck. Very sweet face with well used ears, dense pigment, dark eyes and nicely finished muzzle. Moved well, accurate out and back and covering the ground well in profile holding her topline firm.  


PB (4 Entries) Abs: 0 

1st: 1871 WHITEHILL, Mrs M AMICAE BRIGHT SPARK. Glorious puppy who’s quality is obvious and is no doubt a future champion. Only 9 months and maturing well with good substance and coat, fine strong bone, lovely balance of outline with super tail carriage, good reach of neck, firm topline and good front and rear assembly. Beautiful head and expression with fantastic large, firm ears set correctly and used well, correct length of finely pointed muzzle and defined stop. Moved with a lovely action, free flowing, positive and covering the ground so well, holding her outline firm at all times. She was really on her toes and making the most of herself, her eagerness to please was evident and she made me smile each time I looked at her. She challenged her brother for bp and I just preferred her head on the day but certainly and exciting pair of siblings. BPIB. 

2nd: 1855 ROBB, Mrs Irene & ROBB, Mr Glenn Gleniren Oops I Did It Again Sunshoo. Another nice puppy who is a lovely size, small, dainty and feminine with fine bone, appealing outline, ample reach of neck and high set tail. Sweet face with dark eyes, well set ears and dense pigment. Moved freely. Really didn’t seem to have her mind on the job and wasn’t making the most of herself which was a shame. 

3rd: 1868 WALKLETT, MRS JUDITH Farthinghall Dainty Doris at Angullyon 


 NB (4 Entries) Abs: 0 

1st: 1863 THOMPSON, Lady Jane & AUSTIN, Mrs S ABLAZZOR EBONY AND IVORY AT JHANAKIA. 6month litter sister to the mpb who was the best on the move in this class even at her young age! Stood to an advantage at all times showing off her level topline, well set and carried tail, slender legs and well angulated rear. Nicely shaped head with good length of muzzle, well set and used ears and alert expression. Moved smartly with lovely length of stride, covering the ground with ease. 

2nd: 1867 WALKLETT, MRS JUDITH ANGULLYON ENIGMA'S SECRET. Similar size to 1, not quite the showy attitude but made a good account of herself. Very feminine head with dark eyes and pigment, finely pointed muzzle and appealing expression. Nicely constructed with good balance of outline, needs to carry a little more weight. Lovely topline an tail carriage. Moved happily. 

3rd: 1822 FOYNES, Mr Aidan John Lilacrose Magic Crystal for Lafay 


PGB (2 Entries) Abs: 0 

1st: 1850 OLOF, Ms D Tarnock Devore. See VB. 

2nd: 1825 GRIFFITHS, Dr & Dr ML & EA Manawyddan To A Wild Rose. Slightly smaller with a very sweet feminine head, lovely eyes, well set ears with good fringes, defined stop and dense pigment. Neat little shape with adequate neck, level topline and well set and carried tail. Moved well in all directions and was presented in lovely coat and condition. Just slightly preferred the outline of 1. 


LB (3 Entries) Abs: 0 

1st: 1852 ORCHARD, Miss Susie Panspayon Natasha JW. Lively little tri of a lovely type, small, dainty and feminine with plenty of coat to enhance her outline. Her head appeals greatly, slightly rounded skull with ears well set and carrying good fringes, defined stop, finely finished muzzle, dark expressive eyes and the most delightful expression. Very nicely made with good neck, decent shoulders, firm topline, good length of body, correct length of leg and well angulated rear. Moved freely with a good length of stride, the best coming towards in the class and displaying a lovely light, flowing action in profile. A really lovely bitch who would be more than worthy of her title. 

2nd: 1846 MORRELL, Mrs Sue Aurora vom Schwabenhof for Temelora (Imp Deu) Quality phalene in pristine condition who also impressed greatly. Loved her outline with beautiful neck, topline and tail carriage, lovely length of body and loin with well sprung ribs and good depth of chest. Well shaped and proportioned, pretty head with dense pigment and correctly set ears framing her face. Moved particularly well in profile using her rear well and covering the ground easily, wasn’t quite as settled in front as 1, but it was a close decision here and again, with normal luck she should carry her title. 

3rd: 1829 HUMPHREY, Mrs P & Mr R Lilnrose Butterfly Kisses To Gloynbyw 


 OB (6 Entries) Abs: 0 

1st: 1857 RYAN, Mrs K F & ROOSENS, Miss K & GOESSENS, Mr J Ch Uppercut Daydream Believers with Feorlig (Imp Bel) The star of the day and quite honestly I found this Tri to be as perfect as I’d wish to find. Spot on for size, daintiness, balance and showmanship which meant she was always standing totally alert and to an advantage to show off her beautiful shape. Her head is a delight, perfectly proportioned with slightly rounded skull, fabulous well fringed, firm ears set and carried correctly, finely finished muzzle, dark rounded eyes and symmetrical head markings. Her construction is so impressive, every part fitting neatly into the next with good angles, straight front, level topline, good chest and ribbing, fine bone and good feet. It was no surprise that her movement reflected her sound construction, totally accurate in all directions, super reach and drive allowing her to cover the ground well, parallel out and back and at all times carrying herself proudly, topline firm and tail well over her back with a lovely plume. She was presented in optimum body condition, immaculate fine, silky coat and to top it off has the most delightful alert, active attitude. She put in a faultless performance and thoroughly deserved the BCC and BOB. 

2nd: 1854 ROBB, Mrs Irene & ROBB, Mr Glenn Ch Gleniren Daddy's Starmaker. One I judged in group competition a year previously where she made the shortlist. She’s certainly matured well and it’s no surprise she’s had many admirers. Ultra feminine, so dainty and presenting a neatly balanced shape. Well shaped head with dark expressive eyes, defined stop, finely finished muzzle and large well set ears used well to enhance her pretty expression. Soundly made with ample reach of neck, firm level topline, high set tail and well angulated rear. Moved well with a light, positive gait, but couldn’t quite match the front action of 1. Carrying a perfectly presented, quality coat and always standing to an advantage. RBCC. 

3rd: 1845 MORRELL, Mrs Sue Athene vom Schwabenhof for Temelora (Imp Deu)