• Show Date: 09/09/2023
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judged by: Stephen Bardwell Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 11/09/2023

Richmond Dog Show Society

Breed: Toy Group


Show Results - Toy Group


Judge: Mr Stephen Bardwell (Stewell)

My thanks to the officers and committee for the opportunity to judge this extremely strong group. Such was the competition some excellent dogs didn’t make my shortlist. For further consideration, in addition to my top four, I selected the Smooth Coat Chihuahua Rooney’s, Ch Yorone We've Got The Moves, Watkin & Bugden’s Min.Pin., Ch Hawksflight Hot Pursuit JW, Cawthera-Purdy’s Pomeranian Ch Lireva's Wildest Dreams, and the Pug Farnworth’s Ch Taftazini Nepalensis Jw. My eventual winner was Guy’s, Griffon Bruxellois bitch Ch Donzeata Royal Attraction. This Red Rough bitch ticks all the boxes for my desired points for the breed with lovely open features to her head, lovely eyes, large nose pad and pleasing width to top-skull and underjaw giving her very typical expression. Broad rib and loin, excellent head and tail carriage and harsh well-presented coat give her a most impressive outline and her excellent angulation enables her a very relaxed, accurate and balanced action on the move. In second spot I had Dunlop’s Chinese Crested bitch Ch Habiba Hold my Purse. Lovely detail in her head, almond eyes, large low-set ears & pleasing nose, give her a delightful expression. Excellent angles, neck and tail carriage, & fine skin in super condition, give her a most impressive outline and she has an outstanding action and carriage on the move that I could happily watch all day. In third spot I had Robb’s Papillon bitch Ch Gleniren Daddy's Starmaker Beautiful head and expression with large, mobile ears, slightly rounded top-skull and refined muzzle. Very well made in body, well angulated with glamorous coat and impressive head and tail carriage, and pleasing light-footed action on the move. And in fourth place I had the Italian Greyhound Listers Revillo Campanella with her lovely expressive head with pleasing eye and ears, refined build, smooth gentle curves to her graceful outline, and free accurate high stepping action on the move.