• Show Date: 14/05/2023
  • Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
  • Judged by: Hazel Fitzgibbon Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 28/07/2023

Stockport Canine Society


Many thanks for the invitation to this friendly show. I have never been to this venue before and consider it very suitable for this size of show. Thanks to my stewards who kept everything on track.


Puppy (1)

1st Cobyco Catch A Glance at Saraquele (Bowers). 7 months baby. Well grown on nice bone and feet. Pleasing head and bite. Shaping up to be a lovely one. Good first and second thigh. Moved well, tracking true. BP & PG1

Junior (2)

1st Kenzduo Bay (Sykes). Mature 17 month very light brindle. Good through head and neck. Shoulder could be better placed. Very well muscled. Good rear. Tracking true.

2nd Pagarni’s Kiss Me Red (Ellams). Giving a lot away. Rib not developed. On side gait good front extension but up and down not as good as winner. Well muscled.

Post Graduate (4)

1st Cobyco Cream Soda (Riding-Smith). Soundest and truest movement. Need to work on handling. Fawn bitch. Sweet head and good neck. Nicely balanced. Good legs, pasterns and feet. RBOB

2nd Cobyco Cream Sundae (Riding-Smith). Fawn dog. Related to winner. Mucked about on move and didn’t want to do a straight line. Excellent quality throughout. I preferred the pasterns of the class winner.

3rd Starkindler Space Odyssey (Booth).

Open (4)

1st Silkridge In A Moment at Mazargo (Blake). Classy one and stylish on the move Light brindle. Beautiful stacked. Lovely head and ear. Kind expression. Lovely angles. Front pasterns could be more upright. BOB & G1

2nd Saraquele Smooth As Silk JW (Bowers). Fawn bitch. Larger frame than winner. Good head. Better pasterns than winner. Moving out very well.

Collie (Rough)

Open (4, 1)

1st Aqualita It’s A Miracle (Allsopp). Tri Male. Good outline. Scored on movement and drive. Masculine head with no coarseness. Good neck and topline. Well prepared and presented. Eager showman. BOB & G3

2nd Demelewis Gang Leader (Garside & Davies). Sable male not in full coat. Moving out soundly at his own speed. Good reach of neck. Well boned.

3rd Rashel Razzle Dazzle (Smith)

Lancashire Heeler

Post Graduate (3, 1)

1st Simonsville Ediva (Bradford). Bitch. Compact solid body. Lovely head shape and ear shape. Trotting out well with a sound action. RBOB

2nd Brinscall Moors Bertie (Lawrence). Not quite so together on the move as the winner. Bold in eye. Good solid body and well set tail. Well marked.

Open (1)

1st Oscar Ellis’s Eddie (Lawrence). Rich tan. Lovely shape. Very true behind. Slight bow in front. Fabulous body and coupling to go over. Lovely head and expression with dark eye. BOB. G4


Post Graduate (4, 2)

1st Fostebrie Chevalier Noir (Humphreys). Good black in good coat and well muscled all through. Excellent broad head and well set ear. Good neck leading to decent front assembly. Moves with great ease. Good bone with requisite dewclaws. A bit longer cast than my eventual winner. RBOB

2nd Lactantius Moonstone Fire (Hosler). Up to size with athletic build and narrower head than I prefer. Not in full coat. Moderate bone. Sound but a bit uncoordinated at times. Requisite dewclaws.

Open (3, 1)

1st Fostebrie Just Unique JW Lux Jun Ch. Very well grown on. Need to handle this chap to appreciate his qualities. Really good reach of neck and lay of shoulder. . Excellent forehand and fore chest. Good overall proportions. Well sprung ribs and powerful coupling. Broad head with dark eye. Well turned out. BOB Past Gp 1

2nd Lactantius Moonstone Fire

Bearded Collie

Post Graduate (2)

1st Capelaw Nathaniel (Hollowell & Hackett) Well coated male at first sight. Delight to go over. Good neck and topline. Easy mover. Needs more schooling but could trouble the best. BOB

2nd Jaroca Josephine At Ravenswyre. More of a typical build but eyes not good today. Lovely profile. Narrower than my winner throughout. Very well prepared. Free action and sound. Nicely handled.

AVNSC Pastoral

Puppy (2)

1st Leggatts Dakota At Knytshall (Norwegian Buhund) (Cobb & Kent). Lovely profile. Athletic youngster. Good head and earset. Good reach of neck. Well muscled. Very much a working dog. BP & PG1

2nd Silbertips And All That Jazz (Samoyed) (Mann). Presesnts a pretty profile. Little narrow through the front. Would prefer more animation on the move. Lovely head and coat. Could be in harder condition.

Junior (1)

1st Blackcombe Bodil At Tapui (Norwegian Buhund) (Irvine). Little powerhouse with fabulous profile and ring presence. Good mover. True both ends. Shaded wheaten. Feminine head and erect ears. Lovely bitch. BOB & G2 I understand she was made up soon after this – I am not surprised.

Post Graduate (3, 1)

1st Siberianmist Odin (Samoyed) (Tarasinska). Lovely male with many breed requisites. Well balanced head. Eye could be better set. Excellent overall shape. Well coated and well plumed tail. Good bone. Well up to size

2nd Siberianmist Lagertha (Samoyed) (Tarasinska) Bitch. Sister to winner but lighter in build.. Presesnts a good profile. Good reach of neck. Sound and free moving.

Open (7)

1st Blackcombe Bodil At Tapui - repeat 1st Junior

2nd Charlotte Wolf In Sheep’s Skin (Samoyed) (Tarasinska). Medium sized girl with many qualities. She has good head planes. Good bone and strong legs with good feet. Well presented. Eye could be darker but there is a lot of quality in this female.

3rd Lisjovia White Lady Avec Montmusique JW (Pyrenean Mountain Dog) (Goodwin)

Pastoral Group

1st Briard

2nd Norwegian Buhund

3rd Rough Collie

4th Lancashire Heeler

Pastoral Puppy Group

1st Norwegian Buhund


Puppy (1)

1st Balticstones Blazing Ruby (Jarzyna). Quite raw and hard to go over. Rich tan. Lovely balanced head, very good expression. Good body and couplings. Feet could be tighter. BP & BOB. G4 and PG2

Post Graduate (1)

1st Balticstones Blazing Ruby - repeat Puppy

Working Group

1st Newfoundland - Newfangled Bone Idle (Hudson & Bone). Majestic dog. Well presented. Moves easily and an easy winner here, I thought.

2nd Siberian Husky - Cwnhapus Master Of Whispers (Goodall) Very typical male - very sound, moving out with great ease.

3rd Boxer - Marinbox Murder In Three Acts (Marina)

4th Rottweiler

Working Puppy Group

1st Siberian Husky - Siberiadrift Daring Minx from Icebex (Cunningham)

Loved this youngster and think it will have a good future. Built on clean lines and with true movement, not lot I would change.

2nd Rottweiler

Judge; Hazel Fitzgibbon. 31/5/2023