- Show Date: 01/09/2023
- Show Type: Championship Show
- Judged by: Richard Gunn Contact Judge
- Published Date: 23/11/2023
City Of Birmingham Canine Association
Breed: Hunting dogs of ancient Egypt
The English Ibizan Hound Club. The Hunting Dogs Of Ancient Egypt. Sloughi Club Open Show 01.09.23. Judge Mr R.J. Gunn. My thanks to the officers and committee of the show for the invite to judge this truly magnificent breed at your show and thank you to my steward who kept things moving smoothly. A big thank you too all those who exhibited their dogs under me I thoroughly enjoyed the privilege of going over your hounds on the day. Puppy 1 entry. 1st Carter Mrs A. Aabidah De Polvo Magico (IMP) Aus. Well-made elegant young bitch full of quality and showing great promise for the future. Beautiful wedge shaped head of correct proportions with dark oval eyes and triangular well set ears all carried well by her slightly arched neck of moderate length. Clean neat front with good length of shoulder and strong pasterns. Ample depth of chest with sufficient spring of rib and nice tuck up to her muscular short loin. Well made in her moderately angulated rear with strong well-muscled thighs. On the move she covered the ground with an effortless gait. Best Puppy In Breed. Open Dog 2 entries. 1st Woodgate Mrs H.C & Boggia Miss C. & De-Souza Xandu Khan Schuru Esch Schams. I loved this stunning male so pleasing on the eye and whilst going over him, I could easily have taken him home with me. Masculine, strong yet elegant in his outline he has a typical wedge shaped head with equal length of muzzle and skull with a slight stop. Dark, oval eyes set well giving a distinctive wistful expression and a triangular shaped ear folding down and carried close to his head all carried well by his slightly arched neck of ample length. Well made in his front with obliquely set long shoulders, strong pasterns and nice oval feet. His body has ample width and depth with slightly sprung ribs extending well back to his short, slightly arched muscular loin. His rear compliments his front perfectly with long, muscular second thighs, moderate angulation and well let down strong hocks. He was expertly handled demonstrating a very free and effortless gait around the ring with ample extension from his front. Best Dog, Best Of Breed and pleased to say he went on to win Best In Show. 2nd Godfrey Mr B. & Atkinson Mr M. Gwasila Nuri Al Baida At Longhedge (IMP DEU). Handsome brindle dog well-made throughout and presented in excellent condition. Correct in his head and eye giving that typical wistful expression. Well-made front with ample muscle to his obliquely set shoulders and ample depth to his body. Powerful well-muscled rear which complimented his front perfectly. He again moved so effortlessly with ample front extension. Open bitch 2 entries 1 absentee. 1st Clark Mrs K. Magida Sabiih Al Sahra At Thiefside (IMP DEU) ShCEX Beautiful bitch of correct size and so full of breed type and presented in excellent condition. Loved her feminine wedge shaped head of correct proportions with her typical expression from her dark oval eyes set slightly obliquely all carried well by her slightly arched neck. Well-made front with long shoulder blades set correctly onto her body which has ample depth to just above her elbows. Well ribbed back with a nice tuck up leading to her muscular short, slightly arched loin and well set on tail of correct length. Well-made rear with moderate angulation, well-muscled thighs and good strong well let down hocks. On the move she covered the ground with ample reach from her front and with a typical effortless gait. Best Bitch and Reserve Best Of Breed. Veteran Dog or Bitch 2 entries 1 absentee. 1st Godfrey Mr B. & Atkinson Mr M. Sahsheer Ishara At Longhedge ShCM. Handsome 9 year old dog well balanced both in his outline and whilst moving. Typical wedge shaped head of correct proportions with oval dark eyes and his ears set neatly in line carried close to his skull. Well made in his front with good length of shoulders and strong pasterns set neatly around his chest of ample depth and reasonably well ribbed. Good strong well-muscled rear which complimented his front and enabled him to cover the ground effortlessly with a free and smooth action. Best Veteran In Breed.