• Show Date: 21/05/2023
  • Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
  • Judged by: Kath Holt Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 09/08/2023

North Staffs Canine Society

North Staffs 21/5/2023

Judge Kath Holt (Bethryn)

WSS – stand in judge

PG (1,0)

1 Brook Eiriandylis Georgia Moon; Stood alone in the breed. 2 year old bitch. Very pleasant head with lovely dark eye giving a kind expression. Straight front with sufficient bone. Good depth of body. In lovely coat and presented well. Moved enthusiastically around the ring. BOB

Sussex Spaniels

P (2,0)

1 Hipgrave Lord of the Glittering Caves 9m old dog puppy. Masculine boy with lovely head for his age. Not too overdone so plenty of room for his head to finish. Strong neck into good lay of shoulder, super bone and lovely tight, well padded feet. Good depth of body again for his age as he needs to “drop into himself”. He was giving his handler a challenging time but when he settled, his correct movement, with lovely drive and power behind was apparent. Just right for his age.

2 Davey Eald Stands with Fist 6m and a whisker bitch puppy. Lovely feminine headed puppy. Strong neck into well laid shoulder. Good depth of body. Moved well. Unlucky to meet 1

J (2,0)

1 Davey Eald Bull Eagle Wow is what I wrote in my notes. 6m dog, litter brother to 2nd in puppy class. This boy has it all. Such a masculine head without coarseness, tight eye, well set on ears, strong neck into super shoulders. Moderate length of body with super depth for his age. He already has the Sussex roll when he moves and boy does he move! Lovely steady gate with excellent drive from rear showing his well padded feet. I really like this puppy and I am sure he has a very bright future. BP & RBOB

2 Hipgrave Lord of Glittering Caves

PG (1,0)

1 Davey Eald Village Urchin Feminine headed bitch with dark eye. Strong neck, lovely level top line with correct tail set. Well bodied with good depth. Correct coat colour. Moved well when settled.

O (1,0)

1 Davey Sh Ch Eald Village Scandal JW A bitch I have judged before and admired. Mature 5yo. I wasn’t disappointed today. Beautiful feminine headed girl with dark eye and typical Sussex expression. Lovely strong neck set correctly into her well laid shoulder placement. Super forechest and straight front. Well boned without being overdone. Lots of lung room in her well sprung rib cage. Beautifully balanced Bitch who moved with a typical Sussex roll. Well deserved title BOB


P (1,0)

1 Longbottom & Milby Gunalt Curtain Call 9m old Bitch. Feminine head with correct eye shape and colour. Good straight front with lovely lay back of shoulder. Well muscled. Moved well although would love to see her move freely around a bigger ring. BP & RBOB

J (1,0)

1 As above

PG (2,1)

1 Hough Braithwaite Northern Boy Mature 2yo dog. Masculine and balanced headed dog with correct eye colour. Strong neck into good lay back of shoulder. Sufficient bone and lovely straight front. Level top line held on the move. Again similar comments apply as previous class re movement as these big dogs were rather restricted due to ring size. BOB

Italian Spinone

P (1,0)

1 Slade Inostricani Show Me Off 10m old bitch puppy. Brown roan. Lovely feminine headed bitch of correct proportions. Strong jaws. Very kind expression. Strong forequarters with well laid back shoulder, tight elbows and correct oval bone. Good depth of body. Strong rear quarters. Moved well. BP

J (2,0)

1 Culling Lucoru Blown Over O/R 14m dog. Masculine head with of correct shape. Deep rib cage and well off for forechest. Correct top line and tail set. Moved well with correct gait RBOB

2 Slade Lyndyck Honey Bee 17m Bitch. Feminine bitch but not the head shape of 1. Acceptable top line and tail set. Well muscled. Moved okay.

O (1,0)

1 Culling Lucora Fairy Tale of New York O/R mature dog. Very masculine without being overdone. Correct kind expression. Ears set correctly. Strong neck into well laid back shoulder. Deep body and correct top line without “dip” behind the withers. Moved steady with free easy gait. BOB