• Show Date: 13/05/2023
  • Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
  • Judged by: Julie Frost Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 28/07/2023

Yeovil & District Canine Society

Yeovil and District Canine Society 13th May 2023

Thank you to the committee of Yeovil and District Canine Society for their invitation to judge at this well organised show. The rings were spacious and the weather was relatively kind. The show was well supported by exhibitors and I thank them for the opportunity of judging their gundogs.

Hungarian Vizsla

I was thrilled with the quality of this entry, a breed close to my heart as I owned and showed Vizslas in the late 90’s.

Graduate (7,2)

1st Challis’ Vizslanya Vizi, a bitch just out of puppy with good head proportions and expression. I liked her forehand; neck of good length leading smoothly into well laid shoulders. She had depth of body and spring of ribcage for her age with balanced angulation behind, hocks well let down. A little giddy at first being on grass, but settled into a lively trot, moving true both ways and looking well in profile.

2nd Challis’ Vizslanya Praxis, 10 month old bitch, another with a good forehand and balanced all through. I preferred the head of the first as the muzzle here was slightly longer in proportion to the skull, however she is still young and this may change in time. Another good mover. Best Puppy and Puppy group 3.

Open (5,2) I liked all three here and it was splitting hairs to separate them.

1sr Hughes’ Ambravittoriya Oskar at Listerlo (imp Rus), a 4 year old male who filled my eye. I thought his head lean and noble with good muzzle to skull proportions and a kind but lively expression in his eyes. Strong, moderately long neck flowed into well laid-back shoulders, super bone and the best of feet. Well developed in the mid piece and strength in hind quarters. Correct tail set and carriage on the move. He moved true up and back and was stunning in profile which won him the class along with Best of Breed and Gundog group 3. Congratulations.

2nd Challis’ Vizslanya Aragonia another 4 year old male with lots of quality about him. I liked his head with noble expression and his well-balanced outline. On the move he was a little erratic over the grass and could not match the class winner today.. However, he was an easy Reserve Best of Breed.

Italian Spinone

My first time judging this breed although I have attended 2 online seminars. I thank the exhibitors for entering under me.

Open (5,0)

1st Kruglow’s Amberellie Rosanna, a 2 year old bitch who took my eye as she entered the ring. Not the biggest but she fits the breed standard well, being squarely built and robust and very well balanced all through. She has a lovely well-proportioned head, showing desired divergent planes, slightly arched muzzle of good depth with a large nose and nostrils. She had the best forehand of the entry with a powerful neck leading to well separated shoulders, strong oval bone with good feet. Her chest was broad and deep with ribs carried well back and a slight tuck up. She had an unexaggerated but correct top line which she maintained on the move and carried her tail well. I had no hesitation in awarding her Best of Breed.

2nd Longstaff’s Kevardhu Life of Rylea,  3 year old bitch, not as balanced as 1st but with a good head, strong neck leading to good shoulders, well bodied for her age with strength behind. She moved steadily carrying her tail well to take Reserve Best of Breed.

Lagotto Romagnolo

Just one entry but she was quality all through. Delighted to see that she later took Best Bitch under an Italian Specialist at Southern Counties.

Graduate (1,1)

1st Heller’s Arcticbreeze Hopscotch to Floreydown. A squarely built bitch of good proportion. Her head is moderately broad with divergent planes, fairly large well-set eyes with close fitting eyelids and well defined eyebrow arches. Powerful jaws with well developed teeth. She has a pincer bite which is acceptable for the breed standard. Her well-muscled neck leads to good shoulders and upper arm. Good legs and feet. She has a compact body with short but wide loin and a slight tuck up. Her coat was of good length and curl and presented in a natural rustic style. Once settled she moved with plenty of drive. Best of Breed.

Large Munsterlander

I have always had an interest as my friend, the late Gill Tully, often showed the breed record holder and we trained Large Munsterlanders at my local ringcraft.

Graduate (3,0)

A very close decision between the 1 and 2.

1st Prowes’ Mermilmar Miss Mimosa,  3 year old bitch with a well proportioned pretty head, slight stop, dark eyes, well set ears. Firm in body, ribs set well back, slight tuck up. Moderate balanced angles. In good coat and condition. Moved well but carried the tail a little high. Reserve best of Breed.

2nd Caile’s Foxy Gabber Uut ‘T Vossebeltseveld for Kamaze (imp Nld), a smart 17 month old male in excellent condition. He had a well-proportioned masculine head. Good forehand, straight forelegs with strong pasterns and well-padded feet . He was firm and muscular in body but with a prominent tuck up which cost him the class. He moved out well.

3rd Disney’s Kamaze Dance in the Dark. Best Puppy.

Open (2,1)

Disney’s Sh Ch Wonglepong Wills Faramir, an 8 year old male in his prime and what a character he is – demonstrating the general appearance of an alert and energetic gundog. A very handsome male in superb condition, well-muscled with a gleaming coat. He is very balanced in outline with an excellent head and lovely kind eye, strong jaws. Strong and muscular neck leading smoothly into well laid-back shoulders. He has excellent bone and the best of feet. His body is strong with excellent spring of rib, firm top line and abdomen, slight tucked up. He moved freely with a long striding gait and I had no hesitation in giving him Best of Breed.

Cocker Spaniel

Puppy (1,0)

1st Collier’s Pepperbox Parti On. 10 month old male who presents a good picture. His head is developing well for his age with a good eye and ears of fine leather extending to the tip of his nose. A neck of good length leading into fine, sloping shoulders well boned legs and the best of feet. He is developing well in body with good topline and set on of his tail, which he carried well on the move. Best Puppy and Puppy group 4.

Junior (2,0)

1st Griffin’s Griffial Make it Count. Just out of puppy, this young bitch has a lovely head, square in muzzle with well developed skull, gentle expression and well set on leathers. Good shoulders well boned legs and well padded feet. She is good in body with well sprung ribs and short loin. She moved well.

2nd Master’s and Dotts Manchela Little Tease. 13 month old bitch who is maturing well. I preferred the head of the first which was squarer in muzzle. She has a good layback of shoulder and return of upper arm. She is strong through the body, with a level top line, sloping gently to her tail. More moderate in stifle than 1st. She moved well.

Graduate (2,1)

1st Rofe’s Villaspaniol Gold Flash. 2 year old male in super coat and condition. Good head proportions, kind expression although eyes could be tighter. Good length of neck into fine shoulder blades, good bone and neat cat like feet. Still needing to develop in body. He has moderate angulation and moved well, although carrying his tail a little high today.

Open (4,1)

1st Collier’s Pepperbox Back in Time. A nicely balanced 3 year old male with a well balanced head, square in muzzle, well developed skull with chiselling below his expressive eyes. Well set on ears of good length. Excellent length of neck into fine sloping shoulders. Well developed in the body with well sprung ribs and strength over loin and well set on tail. Good bone and neat cat like feet. Well rounded hindquarters. He moved out well with ground covering action and good tail carriage. Best of Breed.

2nd Green and Brain’s Cachel Pop the Question to Meloneras JW close up to 1st. This 4 year old bitch was very well presented. She has a beautiful head, a compact body with well sprung ribs, good bone and feet. She moved out well but did not match 1st. Reserve Best of Breed.

English Springer Spaniel

Open (2,0)

1st Hydon’s Clentonian Pandemonium. 6 year old bitch with a very pretty head with lots of work in it, kind eye and ears of good length. She has balanced moderate angulation, good bone and feet. Strong in body with deep chest and well sprung ribs. She moved well with good forward reach and drive from the rear. Best of Breed.

2nd Kibby’s Trimere Taylor Maid at Pinhays JW. Another good bitch who was close up to 1st. She too has a lovely head and expression, good length of neck into well laid shoulders. Strong in body but longer in loin than 1st. She carries her tail a little high on the move. Very well handled. Reserve Best of Breed.

Field Spaniels

Graduate (3,0)

1st. Harding’s Kingsmist Remember Me. A promising 10 month old male puppy shown in good coat and condition. Noble head with good expression, well chiselled and lean, moderate stop. Almond shaped eyes with tight lids, eyes still need to darken but this should come with time. Lovely length of neck into good shoulders. Deep chest with ribs carried well back. Balanced angulation. Moved well with a good stride and tail carriage. Best Puppy.

2nd Willcock’s Ustorpabyns Fields First Time to Dynarkaraky (imp Swe) Lots to like about this 8 month old puppy but he has a lot of maturing to do. He was well angulated and moved very well on good bone and feet. Not as typy in the head as 1st but nevertheless he shows promise.

Open (4,1)

1st Johnson’s Sonnetend Silk Stockings for Sylviidae. My notes say ‘a really lovely field spaniel’. This 3 year old bitch is full of quality and presented in gleaming coat and condition. She has a beautiful head with lots of work in it, conveying the impression of high breeding. Neck is long and muscular leading into long sloping shoulders. Excellent bone and feet. Her body is well developed. She moved well on a long stride. Best of Breed.

2nd Hardings Kingsmist Miss Marple JW. 4 year old bitch of an honest type – good head, enough neck, prefer the shoulders of 1st. Nicely balanced in body, deep in chest and well ribbed, moderate rear angulation. Moved very well. Reserve Best of Breed.

AVNSC Gundog

Junior (3,1)

1st Blackford’s Amblelight Adhara. Welsh Springer Spaniel. A nicely balanced bitch of good type. Well proportioned head, skull slightly domed, defined stop, well chiselled beneath her dark eyes. Good neck and well bodied with well sprung ribs and muscular loin. Good bone. Nicely balanced angulation. She moved well with drive. Reserve Best AVNSC.

2nd Wareham and Dusthan’s Maursett Missy. Clumber Spaniel . A lovely puppy - at 8 months old she gave a lot away in terms of age and maturity. Her head and skull are developing nicely, with a good eye and large vine shaped ears hanging slightly forward. She is balanced in angulation, has well boned legs with large round feet. She is deep enough in chest for her age and developing well in hindquarters. She moved very well with an effortless drive, impressive in one so young. Well handled by her young charge, what a lovely partnership. Best Puppy AVNSC and Gundog Puppy Group 1.

Post Graduate (3,1)

1st Blackford’s Amblelight Adhara

2nd Wareham and Dusthan’s Maursett Melwyn, Clumber Spaniel. Coming up for 2 years old this young male was super for type. Excellent head, eye and expression. His neck is powerful leading into good shoulders. Strong in body, well sprung ribs and muscular loin. He moved well. Close up to 1.



Stirk’s Stanegate Hey It’s Bianca JW Irish Water Spaniel. My star of the day. Super for breed type with that big personality we often see in this breed. She has a well-proportioned head of good size, expressive eye and long oval shaped ears hanging close to her cheeks. A well arched neck leading into super shoulders, deep in chest with barrel shaped ribs, short back and strength behind. Well set on tail. Excellent movement with plenty of reach and drive with a characteristic rolling motion. Finished off with a super coat. Best AVNSC and Gundog Group 1

AV Veteran


1st Vaugn’s Teisgol I am What I am at Phylynnies ShCM Pointer. Lovely feminine head on this 9 year old bitch. She is well proportioned and balanced, standing on good legs and feet. She moved very well lashing her tail from side to side.

2nd Challis’ Highforce Future Legend for Vizslanya, Hungarian Vizsla. Not shown today in the breed classes so a new one for me. This 7 year old dog was good for size and substance. I liked his head and expressive eye. Good neck and shoulders, good bone, topline and tailset. He moved well with a lively trot.

Gundog Group:

1 Stirk’s Stanegate Hey It’s Bianca JW Irish Water Spaniel

2. Critchley’s Sh Ch Braccorions Never Say Never JW. Bracco Italiano. This bitch is strong, well balanced and powerful, very typical of good breed type. She moves well with drive from the rear.

3. Hughes’ Ambravittoriya Oskar at Listerlo (imp Rus) Hungarian Vizsla

4. Hall’s Glennara Cherry Cola JW. Irish Setter, A well balanced bitch of good breed type. Lovely lean head with plenty of work in it, kind intelligent eye. Moderately long neck setting cleanly into shoulders. Deep chest with plenty of heart room, firm top line. Moving well with a free flowing action, holding her tail well.

Puppy Group:

1. Wareham and Dusthan’s Maursett Missy. Clumber Spaniel

2. May’s Cherrygold Storytellen. Golden Retriever. Lovely balance on this young bitch. She has a super head, expressive eyes with dark rims, clean neck set into good shoulders. Balanced in body, ribs well sprung for such a young age, good angulation with nice straight forelegs. She moved straight and true, carrying her tail well.

3. Challis’ Vizslanya Praxis, Hungarian Vizsla.

4. Collier’s Pepperbox Parti On, Cocker Spaniel.

Julie Frost (Bushwacker)