• Show Date: 08/04/2023
  • Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
  • Judged by: Anneli Ives Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 28/07/2023

Plymouth & District Kennel Association

Plymouth & District Kennel Association

08.04.23 | Golden Retriever | Anneli Ives

Thank you to the committee for inviting me to judge. I would also like to thank the exhibitors for entering. I had a lovely steward who kept everything running smoothly. Sadly, I found a few dogs were carrying too much weight and were not ‘fit for function’.

 Puppy (5 entries, 1 absent)

1. Lewis’ Fairwinds In Space Man

Very well presented pale puppy of 10 months. He has a masculine head with a pleasing expression. A good reach of neck and balanced angulation front and rear. Super cat-like feet. He had a level topline which he held whilst on the move. Moved with precision and power around the ring. Best Puppy.

I was thrilled to hear that he later went on to win the Gundog Puppy Group and Best Puppy in Show.

2. Northey’s Stevkarn Sunny Sky

A super feminine pale puppy of 9 months. Not in her best coat today but there is a lot to like about her. Standing on the correct feet she has a beautiful head and expression. Good length of neck and correct, balanced angulation throughout. On the move she needs time to tighten but she has it all there.

Graduate (5 entries, 0 absent)

1. Leeming’s Kadaka Kaylpso at Iscadu JW

A beautiful pale bitch who was not in her best coat, but you could see her quality. She has a feminine head giving a beautiful expression. She had an elegant and strong neck which flowed to correct forehand angulation. I liked her for her overall balance. She moved well whilst holding her topline. Delighted to award her RBOB.

2. Lewis’ Fairwinds in Space Man

 Post Graduate (2 entries, 1 absent)

1. Jenkin’s Chriskerry Night Whispers

A lovely mid gold bitch who was shown in good condition. She had a soft, feminine head. I found her to be balanced throughout, with good shoulder placement and hind angulation. Moved well whilst maintaining a level topline.

Limit (1 entry, 0 Absent)

1. Johnson’s Palton Party on Dude at Niallgold

A mature gold boy who has a good masculine head but without any coarseness. He had good shoulder placement with a good depth of body and moderate rear angulation. Unfortunately, he was rather unsettled on the move. I would prefer him to carry less weight.

Open Dog (2 entries, 1 absent)

1. Carter’s Kadaka Kauldrun JW

A mid-gold dog who filled my eye for his overall balance. A great masculine head but with a kind expression. Presented in good condition, he stood on correct cat-like feet. A good length of neck with well-placed shoulders and good angulation front and rear. Moved with drive and held his topline.

I had no hesitation to award him BOB. Delighted to hear he later went on to win the