• Show Date: 19/11/2023
  • Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
  • Judged by: Ian Sladden Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 26/12/2023

Hunt, Point & Retrieve Gundog Association

Bracco Italiano

Puppy (1/0) 1st MAJSTER’S SILVESTRE STOLEN KISS (7m D) I think this was his first show, substantial boy who will be top of the standard for size when mature. Appearing slightly long in profile at the moment but should balance up with age. Handler needs a little more experience in the ring as they have only just started so he was a little erratic not getting the best gate from him but eventually we had a nice move. Stands on nice tight feet, well off for bone. Topline is correct with a nice rise over the croup. Head good, eyes could be a little tighter, will be interesting to watch him mature. Best Puppy Congrats.

Junior (1/0) 1st THOMAS & TAYLOR’S GUNSYN HOTPANTS (17m B) One I have judged before, she certainly had her sparkle back today, and moved so effortlessly, extended fast trot, lovely to watch in profile, she still presents a little longer in body than I would like. Head wise she has a feminine Bracco head that is correct with nice planes, good ear set and nice dark ochre eyes. Muscular neck and correct topline, ample bone and good angles, tail carriage a little high. RBOB

Post Graduate (2/0) 1st GROVES BUSHWACKER DEMETRIO (2yr D) One I have watched with interest as he has developed, but never judged before. He presents an almost square outline that is so balanced. Head is correct with correct divergence. Muscular neck, shoulders well placed, well off for bone and stands on the best of feet, tight and oval. Topline is correct and he holds this well on the move, Tail a little high. A little untidy going away today but his profile movement was what I really wanted to see today, ticked my boxes a very well deserved Best of Breed. Congratulations.