• Show Date: 12/10/2023
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judged by: Lynn Bailey Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 04/01/2024

South Wales Kennel Association

Breed: Beagle

BEAGLES: South Wales Kennel Association – 12th October 2023

I would like to thank the exhibitors for providing a lovely ring side atmosphere with plenty of applause throughout the day. I thoroughly enjoyed this appointment and was impressed with some youngsters we have coming through. My rather large ring played a huge part in some decisions, poor movers had nowhere to hide and the sounder exhibits movement was really emphasised. I was blessed with two wonderfully efficient stewards who kept my ring flowing, thank you to them. After judging I was informed that this win made the BCC winner our breed’s newest champion, many congratulations to her owner.

Veteran Dog (3,1 abs)

1st Dawson & Goodall’s CH Janfrey Randle Upon Rundle JW ShCM

I have judged this masculine houndy male previously when he was in his youth. Now 10 years of age, he showed well and was a delight to see him power round the large ring with a free striding action. His head has softened with age, being handsome and framed by a lovely low earset. BVIB.

2nd Murphy’s Black Royal at Rhosyndu VW

Another tricolour male, this one 8 years old. He was showed in tip top condition and was such a happy showman. He has excellent dark pigment, good bone and stands on lovely feet. Not the movement of 1 though.

Minor Puppy Dog (6,3 abs)

1st Wenman’s Wenanou Vader

This young tri male caught my eye as soon as he entered the ring. Handled and presented perfectly, he was very together for his age. He has a lovely soft head with appealing expression, super dark pigment with an excellent ear set. His topline is level when stacked and on the move. I am sure this exciting prospect will have a bright future.

2nd Dawson & Goodall’s Rundle Harrier

Just 6 months old, this tricolour boy was a totally different type and shape to 1. He was a happy boy who was rangier throughout. I loved his depth of chest, spring of rib and good quarters. He stands on good feet and held his topline.

3rd Richardson’s Lardel General

Puppy Dog (4, 2 abs)

1st Jones & Jepson’s Eardley Ready for Anything

I really liked this blanket tri of 9 months. He screams beagle and is full of breed type. With the sweetest head and melting expression he was hard to ignore. His pigment is dark and he has a super shape to his eye. Shown in excellent condition he has great reach and drive and was a delight to watch on the move. The big ring really suited him and saw him power round, being true and accurate. I was pleased to award him BPIB and am sure he will do well in his show career. Well done on PG4 today.

2nd Mansfield’s Gladstyle Live Like a King

A very lively and happy 8 month old boy. He was shown in beautiful condition, with a kind head of correct proportions. He stands on excellent feet with correct bone.

Junior Dog (4, 2abs)

1st Hardisty’s Blunderhall Jack the Lad

This tricolour male was smaller and more compact than 2nd. He has just enough neck, an excellent reach with good drive and a level topline. His rear quarters are good with an excellent bend of stifle. Just 12 months, he was presented and handled well.

2nd Goldberg’s Rossut Villein at Molesend JW

A totally different built dog who is incredibly masculine. A more workmanlike male with a beautiful topline and outline. He was a sweeping neck and is well muscled, but could not match 1 for movement. He was shown in excellent condition and has a lovely short, dense coat. I would prefer a kinder, cleaner eye which would make his head more appealing.

Post Graduate Dog (2,1 abs)

1st Phillip’s Lanesend Redcap Bushranger

Stood alone and giving his handler a hard time, this 16 month tricolour male was a beautiful type. He has a handsome head, good eye, low ears and excellent pigment. His chest is well let down and his ribs are well sprung. He was very happy on the move and was shown in fabulous condition. There was lots to like about him.

Limit Dog (12,1 abs)

Class of the day in males.

1st Jones’ Clairdale Fusilier

This blanket tri boy of 20 months entered the ring and was the one to beat. Such a smart boy with a clean outline from his long sweeping clean neck to his perfectly set tail. His topline was level both stacked and on the move. He is masculine without being overdone and a lovely shape and size. I loved his soft head with sweet expression. I thought he would be hard to beat in the challenge but felt he did not put in as good a performance when it came down to awarding the cards. There was so much to like about him and am sure he will go on to win top honours.

2nd Wenman’s Wenannou White Thunder JW

Finer throughout than 1 but still lots to like about this smart tricolour boy. He has excellent rear quarters, lovely feet and a fabulous short coat. He presents a very nice quality outline and was handled beautifully. Sire of the minor puppy dog winner he is also showing his quality as a sire.

3rd Findlay’s Rhiconich Obconica

Open Dog (7,2 abs)

1st Parker & Stevens CH Serenaker Armani

So much has already been said about this top winning male so I will not quote the breed standard and list what I think is correct about him (lots!), instead I will say that he could not be matched for reach and drive and was the best moving male today. He gives his all to his handler and they really make quite the pair. Stacked he oozes breed appeal and screams ‘beagle’. I particularly loved his kind and gentle nature. He really did not put a foot wrong. I had no hesitation in awarding him the CC today. Not only is he a truly fantastic showman, he has shown his ability to pass his virtues on being the sire of my BPIB, BPB and the minor puppy bitch class winner.

2nd Taylor’s Deaconfield Kingcraft

Half brother to 1, this 6 year old tricolour has so many wonderful attributes. For me, he looks his best when moving in profile. He has a free and easy stride with an impressive long reach that was a delight to see. His back remains level and he is so sound. He is a nice shape and size with a perfect topline and tailset. His head is sweet and he has a lovely appealing expression. I was pleased to award him the RCC and feel that his day will come as he would be a very worthy champion.

3rd Jones’ CH Newlin Preston to Clairdale

Veteran Bitch (6,1 abs)

I found myself splitting hairs between these 2 houndy females.

1st Woodcock’s Roddwood Rhea ShCM

Longer and scopier than the rest of the females in the class, this tricolour bitch of 8 years won the class on her excellent foot perfect profile movement. She is a nice type and has an excellent chest, ribbing and a strong loin. Her quarters are well angulated and muscled.

2nd Breeze’s Davricard Hummingbird of Parkebreeway

Close up to 1 with a beautiful head, she is 7 years young. I found her to be more feminine than 1 and she flew round the ring from her powerful quarters, long easy stride and forward reach. Shown in great condition and handled very well.

3rd Roberts & Spearing’s Linkenlees Laurina ShCEx

Minor Puppy Bitch (8, 2abs)

1st Goldberg’s Molesend Gingerbread

This very sweet tan and white bitch is a lovely type and was very composed for her 8 months. She is raw as to be expected in a minor puppy, but has so much potential. She has a pleasing head, beautiful long arched neck and a clean outline. On the move she is free striding and has excellent quarters. Very sound and true. I am sure she will go on to great things. Best Puppy Bitch.

2nd Jones & Jepson’s Eardley Kinky Boots

A very nice blanket tri of 8 months. She is a lovely shape and size with a sweet head which is framed by long low set ears. Gave 1 a run for her money, but just would not cooperate with her handler at times. Another who I am sure will have a bright future.

3rd Dawson, Goodall & Harrison’s Rundle Lovelace

Puppy Bitch (3,2 abs)

1st Jones & Jepson’s Eardley Smartypants

Litter sister to the Best Puppy in Breed winner, this must have been some litter! She is a female version of him and I can’t wait to see how she matures. She stood alone today which may have lead to her being a bit of a tinker, but she is a beagle! She has a nice head with dark pigment and lovely low long leathers. When she decides to move she has excellent reach and drive and was a delight to watch. Just needs time to settle to show off her full potential.

Junior Bitch (6)

My notes say “what a class!!”

1st Tanner’s Felinoak Ffansi Nansi

This very headstrong young lady really did try her best to give her handler a hard time. Fortunately her wonderful attributes allow her the grace to be so stubborn! At just a week out of puppy she really is the finished package and caught my eye as soon as she walked in to the ring. She screams quality from the tip of her dark nose, over her perfectly shaped head, down her elegant long neck to her beautiful front assembly. Her topline is so level both stacked and on the move and her tail carriage is correct. On the move she is perfectly sound and the large ring really allowed her to show off her long, forward reach and drive from excellent rear quarters. I was delighted to later find out that this CC gave her her crown, which is so thoroughly deserved. Beautifully handled to present an exceptional picture together with her handler.

2nd Havard’s Dufosee Julianna Avec Annavah

A completely different type, being smaller and shorter than 1. At almost 15 months this tan and white just did not have the maturity of 1. She is so incredibly feminine with a lovely, sweet head with melting expression. Her long ears fell gracefully framing a very lovely head. She is a nice mover with excellent drive. Today she gave her handler a tough time and wasn’t at all settled, particularly in the challenge when she was rushed in to the ring and threw her front when moved. I am confident she will have an exciting future once mature and settled.

3rd Findlay’s Rhiconich Bombshell

Post Graduate Bitch (7)

1st Kingsland & Stevens Redcap the Loco Motion with Talbotrise

I found this broken tricolour bitch to be so eye catching. At 16 months she is elegant with the most gorgeous melting expression and beautiful long, low set leathers. Her chest and front assembly is excellent and her topline is perfectly level both stacked and moving. Another who gave her handler a hard time on the stack, but wow she made up for it on the move where she absolutely powered round that ring.

2nd Scarlett’s Rossut Vestry with Michelroy

A larger and rangier blanket tricolour bitch who stood over more ground than 1. I really liked her clean outline, long arched neck and clean shoulders. My hands flowed over her body with a short and dense coat. Her rear quarters were very nice, with a great bend of stifle and good muscles.

3rd Taylor’s Deaconfield Lyric

Limit Bitch (7, 1abs)

1st Goldberg’s Molesend Dormouse JW

A tan and white bitch who I have admired from the ringside and she did not disappoint. At 2 years old she is very together and presents a rather lovely package. At times she was a bit of a tinker for her handler, but her virtues could not be denied. Stacked she is a lovely shape and size, with a clean outline and lovely chest. She stands on good feet and has the correct bone. One the move she is true and moves freely and at ease. A quality beagle.

2nd Breeze’s Dufosee Honestly of Parkebreeway

Larger than 1 this houndy tricolour bitch has a lovely clean shoulders and outline. She was presented well with a pleasing head and was shown in good condition. She has well sprung ribs, a good chest and a strong loin. Her stifles are well bent and she has good muscle.

3rd Roberts & Spearing’s Linkenlees Laurina ShCEx

Open Bitch (6)

1st Havard’s CH Annavah Princess Tiana

I found this 2 year old tricolour bitch to be stunning. She screams beagle and has the sweetest head with a gorgeous expression. Her eyes are fairly large and dark, complimenting a correctly shaped head. She is so balanced and was shown in super condition. Her movement is beautiful with excellent straight forward reaching action and a rear which had plenty of drive. A really exceptional bitch who unfortunately did not put in the performance of the CC winner today and made do with the RCC today.

2nd Beard’s Kellitcreed Jessica Barker

Another lovely tricolour bitch. Not as feminine as 1 but still lots to like. She is eye catching and was handled well to get the best from her. She has a lovely temperament, good bone and was a nice shape and size. Shown in beautiful condition with an excellent eye filling outline I truly think this girl could move all day long, which is testament to her conditioning.

3rd Parker & Stevens CH Serenaker Maid in America

Good Citizen Dog Scheme Bitch (1)

1st Roberts & Spearing’s Linkenlees Lyric ShCM ShCEx

Previously placed 3rd in a quality packed Post Graduate class this tricolour girl is a nice shape and size with a pleasing head and lovely ear set. Her outline is clean and she is in great condition. She moved out well with an easy step.

Judge: Lynn Bailey