• Show Date: 20/06/2023
  • Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
  • Judged by: Jo Ryan Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 28/07/2023

Cheshire Agricultural Society

Royal Cheshire County Premier Open Show – 21st June 2023


 I would like to thank the committee of the Royal Cheshire County Show for inviting me to judge Briards at their 2023 Premier Open Show. I would also like to extend a particular thank you to those exhibitors who brought such lovely quality dogs on the day – it was my pleasure to go over them.

Puppy (0,0)

Junior (1,0) 1st Foster’s Fostebrie Special Edition: this 14 month black bitch presented a superb silhouette. Good substance and in good coat with the required wave – terrific breed type. Feminine head, great pigmentation, elegant neck. Good angles front and rear. Sadly, would not settle on the move for her handler today.

Post Graduate (3,0) 1st Kingaby’s Stormymoon Thor: 4 year black dog with excellent silhouette. Not overcoated nor overbuilt but truly rustic and workmanlike with good coat quality. Good angles front and rear promised fluid movement which was delivered. Covered the ground, holding his topline well on the move. 2nd Parry’s Stormymoon Seren Annwyl: 4 year black bitch. Feminine with a good head. Well constructed but did not move as well as 1st today. 3rd Parry’s Zweet Chilli Song Moravia Campanella at Stormymoon (Imp Cze).

Open (6,1) 1st Parry’s CH Stormymoon Summer: 4 year rich fawn bitch with excellent proportions and good substance. Good coat quality and colour. Great angulation front and rear. Moved out straight and true. Carried head, topline and tail well on the move, covering the ground effortlessly. Great breed type. BoB 2nd Foster’s Fostebrie Just Unique JW Lux Jun CH: 22 month fawn dog oozing breed type and masculinity. Strong head with dark mask and good pigmentation. Well built throughout. Good coat quality. Colour currently pale but age and pigmentation suggest a rich fawn coat will return. Good substance and chest with strong topline. Covered a lot of ground with each stride. RBoB. 3rd Ledsham’s Touslefell I have a Dream. Reserve Parry’s CH Stormymoon Untamed Irish. VHC Ledsham’s CH Touslefell Hopes and Dreams

Jo Ryan