• Show Date: 18/02/2023
  • Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
  • Judged by: Cathy Thompson-Morgan Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 28/07/2023

National Working & Pastoral Breeds Society

Portuguese Water Dogs

J (1) 1. Smith’s Oldeely Hope and Glory, 8 month puppy bitch, well grown, needs to mature into head and body. Good bone, very hard condition, nice tail set, good feet, moved with confidence, just prefer a little more angulation both ends but well balanced. BP and pleased to hear she went P Grp 3

PG (1) 1. Graham’s Ricco Jose, Robust, quality male with excellent bone, muzzle and skull, well developed chest, deep and wide, Prefer longer upper thigh and a little more layback of shoulder. Happy mover, nicely balanced. Pushed hard for RBOB, just on the small side for a dog.

OD (4,2) 1. Smith’s Ch Ir Ch Gemson Alfamar of Odeely. One I have judges before and didn’t disappoint. Soundest mover here today, well balanced, quality dog with correct proportions, beautiful coat and condition, well presented, good bone, depth of chest and length of rib, short loin, correct feet. Could have more stop but good width to skull and nice expression, head carried high and moved out with purpose. BOB 2. Hulford’s Lunalah Mr Happy. Another quality dog, unlucky to meet 1 today. More bone than 1, very robust, strong muzzle, nice head, good depth of rib. Could have more hind angulation and not quite the upper arm of 1 so not as positive on the move, showed very well. RBOB

OB (3, 1) 1. Mcgill’s Wintercloud True Thinkin. Typical brown 2 year old Bitch, good bite, deep ribs, level topline, well set and carried tail, prefer stronger muzzle and head, bone OK, moderate angulation all round, moved and showed well, a happy showgirl. 2. Feetham’s Islekeepers Summer Madness. 6 year old black bitch, not in the best coat and not co operating with her handler today. In some ways I preferred her to 1, better proportioned, really good muzzle and skull, correct length of neck, good bone, but not the hind angulation of 1. A shame she did not show herself off.

Cathy Thompson-Morgan, Judge