• Show Date: 18/06/2023
  • Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
  • Judged by: Karen Powney Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 28/07/2023

Lancashire Heeler Association

1st Vulnerable Native Breed Show

18th June 2023

Spaniel (Irish Water)

Judge Karen Powney (KNOTDOG)

First of all thank you to Jacky Cutler for organising and running this show and all the Exhibitors who entered under me at this landmark show.

A lovely atmosphere and some lovely dogs to go over. Hopefully this will be the first of many to come.

Puppy (2,0)

1st Cambridgcurl Aileen Fox (B) – Owned by Stoddart Professor C.A.T –

Although I did have issues going over both of the puppies in this class, I got my hands on enough of them and neither seemed frightened just wary and this is not unusual in IWS youngsters.

At just over 6 months old this little girl was a lovely overall shape and size. Correct ear set and eye shape and well laid shoulders. Moved really well round the ring. BPIB

2nd Santarocco Derry (B) – Owned by Davey Miss Z & Mr T –

At 8 months old this girl was larger than the 1st and seemed to be going though a leggy stage and not so together on the move. Good head and eye, enough reach of neck, into well laid shoulders.

Junior (1,0)

1st Finchesmill Secret Surprise (B) – Owned by Williamson Mrs J & Mr B.K – not quite 14 month old girl who has a lovely head, slightly domed skull good square muzzle and correct almond shaped eye, which gives her a beautiful expression. Good angulation fore and aft and correct tail set. Needs to settle a little on the move but has time on her side.

Limit (4,1)

1st Fynder Reacher (D) – Owned by Latherton Mrs L –

2 year old boy who moves out really well and although larger than I would like he is well put together. Well angulated front and rear and good bone. Correct eye shape and ear set. Moves well round the ring. Good coat. RBOB

2nd Daffydown Dilly (B) – Owned By Douglas Mr R & Mrs H –

2 year old well Put together bitch, good head with square muzzle. Enough reach of neck into well laid shoulder. Good feet and moved well.

3rd Cambridgecurl Oread Echo – Owned by Owned by Stoddart Professor C.A.T

Open Dog (no entries)

Open Bitch (1,0)

1st Ta An Neifinn At Banysun – Owned by Bannister Mrs C –

What a lovely little bitch, of correct size which is rare in the breed nowdays, good slightly domed head square muzzle and correct eye shape. Good reach of neck into well laid shoulders, short coupled, good rear angulation and correct tail set. Moves really well with drive and holds her top line beautifully. Pleased to award her BOB.