• Show Date: 13/10/2023
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judged by: Terrie Cousins-Brown Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 14/12/2023

South Wales Kennel Association

Breed: Estrela Mountain Dog

Such a lovely breed and one I have always admired. I was really pleased with the entry today as they are in the doldrums, I appreciated it very much. It was so nice to see a really pleasing puppy in the ring. Thank you to my lovely stewards who were so cheerful despite the cold.

Junior B (2,0)

1. Ms S L & Mr A D & Mrs R & Mr K Mckinlay & Johnson & Hall & Hall Kayarrach Wish Upon A Star

Just a baby but very well boned, sturdy and growing nicely, liked her broad skull and muzzle which was strong, eye a little dark, good ears, strong short neck, short-coupled deep body, nice broad thighs and strong hocks, moved purposefully and with ease, deep plush deep red puppy coat. BP

2. Miss G Reid Galliagh Alya

Really nice breed type, paler fawn, loved her shape and her movement was very fluid, a really easy and powerful jog, super head and earset with amber eyes and typical expression, correct moderate angulation, nothing overdone, super tail, she was just a little out of sorts today, lacking in body and coat condition, I hope she can recover some condition as I really liked her.

Graduate b (1,0)

1. Mrs C & Miss R Ogborn & Titman Asterel Miuccia Prada

Lovely brindle, super for type and well balanced with a correct head, moderate stop and correct amber eyes giving that ‘far away’ gaze, neat, rose ears. Short strong neck and deep body, broad and in good muscular condition, strong hocks, good length and hook to tail, sound and easy on the move, excellent texture double coat. BB & BOB.

Open b (3,2)

1, Mrs C & Miss R Ogborn & Titman Asterel Tuppence

Quality veteran who belies her years, deep red and super breed type, well built all through with an attractive head, lovely expression and rose ears, muscular and strong, she moved freely on good oval feet, tail correct and excellent weatherproof coat, a real credit to her breeder and owners. RBB