• Show Date: 04/06/2023
  • Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
  • Judged by: Deborah Wagh Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 25/10/2023

Ripon & District Canine Society

Thank you to the committee for the very kind invitation to judge here today and giving me an opportunity to get my hands on breeds I have yet to have the honour of judging. I was delighted with the quality of the dogs before me. And although you read and read, I felt I learned a lot on the day just speaking to the handlers/owners. Thank you for your entries, I thoroughly enjoyed my day.


Graduate (3,3)

Postgraduate (0,0)

Open (3,2)

1st Mrs R Mason’s, Morgan Van Freebreeze (IMP NLD)

4.5 years old orange and white bitch stood alone here but more than worthy of her place and BOB. This is a well put together bitch, balanced throughout, graceful with a beautiful head kind eye, long muscular neck leading to clean shoulders, well-muscled throughout and moved beautifully for her handler today. BOB

Spanish Water Dog

Postgraduate (2,0)

1st Miss K Bright’s Sierrasalvas Vas Calbaza

Good sized 7 m/o Brown Bitch. Feminine head of good proportions, eyes of correct colour and shape, correct pigmentation. Very good bone for a youngster well bodied with a very good coat, level topline, well-muscled with developing second thigh. Moving powerfully with drive and confidence for a baby to take 1st place here. BPIB

2nd Mrs J wood’s Pabiaga Sergio

7 m/o B/W dog. Another super puppy, Head of correct proportions leading to short clean neck, very good angulation to front, moderately angulated to rear, very good bone. Coat coming in, a very promising youngster, a little apprehensive here today and ultimately that cost him.

Open (3,2)

Mrs J Wood’s Chanderhill Eagle Eye

2-Year-old brown dog with masculine handsome head, of good size and substance. Maturing nicely with good depth to chest, level topline, moderate rear angulation with good width of thigh, well-muscled with good second thigh. This boy powered around the ring today and pulled out all the stops for his handler and I was pleased to award him BOB.


Postgraduate (1,0)

1st S Pilatova’s Sabsky Svratka (JW)

2-year-Old Bitch Feminine head with lovely eye of correct colour. A balanced bitch with good shoulder placement and very good rear angulation, she was shown in hard condition and presented very well, sound and positive on the move made this a close decision for BOB, a change of handler and her dam being in the challenge unsettled her a little thus she ultimately lost out to the more mature bitch who didn’t put a paw wrong.

Open (2,1)

1st S Pilatova’s Sabsky Sasanka

5-year-old Feminine bitch dam of the PG winner and has passed on a lot of her qualities to her daughter. This is a well-constructed bitch of good depth and substance without being overdone, strong over loin with good tailset, again shown in hard condition with well-muscled second thigh. She powered around the ring, so precise in profile. Shown and presented beautifully here to take BOB.

Spaniel (Irish Water)

 Open (1,0)

1st Williamson’s Finchsmill Secret Surprise

13 M/O Bitch a promising youngster of good size, her head is of correct proportions with a lovely eye of correct colour, scissor bite. She is well angulated throughout and has plenty of depth for her age, well ribbed back and strong over loin, well-muscled throughout, carrying a good dense coat of correct texture. Stood alone but moved soundly and confidently to take BOB.