- Show Date: 29/04/2023
- Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
- Judged by: Katie Kelly Contact Judge
- Published Date: 28/07/2023
Tay Valley Gundog Association
Tay Valley Gundog Association Open Show. Saturday, 29th April 2023
Judge: Katie Kelly - Zenevieva
Thank you to the committee of Tay Valley Gundog Association for the invitation to judge Golden and Labrador Retrievers. I had a lovely entry in both breeds, thank you to all of the exhibitors for your entry and taking my decisions with such grace.
Puppy Dog (2,0)
1st McLean Mrs M & Mr K FLYNGALEE GOOFY GUS
10 month old blonde boy with the kindest expression. Good length of neck into good shoulder placement. Well balanced with nice angulation fore and aft, good substance, bone and the loveliest of feet. Moved well with good drive. Best Puppy Dog.
2nd Greig Mrs G STEVAL AGLOW WITH CRANNGARY
6 month old puppy with a melting head and good pigment. Nice front assembly, good topline with tail carried level off of back. Moved out well.
Yearling Dog (0,0)
Post Graduate Dog (3,1)
1st Little Mrs K KING OF SWING QDORE OF LABGOLD TO BLUEBRAES (IMP POL)
A beautiful mid-gold male, free standing and showing himself off to the max. A masculine head yet with a lovely soft expression. Good front angulation, deep bodied, short coupled, good topline and tailset with tail carried level on the move. Good rear angulation, well muscled allowing him to drive around the ring covering the ground well. Best Dog & Best of Breed. Delighted to see him shortlisted in Best in Show.
2nd Wallis Mrs K & Mr A LAMANCHA ROLL ON GOOD TIMES
Blonde boy in lovely coat, good topline, balanced front and rear. Good spring of rib, short coupled, would like a little more extension on the move.
Limit Dog (2, 0)
1st Wallis Mrs K & Mr A BLUE GEMSTONE KATRINA
Nice mid gold male with a lovely temperament and show presence. A typical gold head, nice neck into good layback of shoulder. Good forechest, good angulation front and rear. Nice bone with straight front legs. Level topline and tailset with ever wagging tail. Moved out well.
2nd Warden Mrs AR NOBLEMOON TAK THE HIGH ROAD TO GLENTOCHTY
Gold male with a lovely head and expression, good length of neck, super topline. Balanced front and rear, moved ok.
Open Dog (4,1)
1st Greig Mrs G LARGYMORE LINGER IN THE MIND AT CRANNGARY
Gold male with a stunning head and typical golden expression. Strong neck into excellent shoulders, good topline and tailset. Good forechest and front angulation, well angulated in rear. Good feet and bone, deep chested, short coupled and well muscled. Moved well.
2nd Younie Mrs L & Mr RA LARGYMORE LIVE TO LOVE YOU ShCM
Another nice gold boy with a beautiful head and expression. Well constructed with good overall balance. Level top line, correct tail set, deep in body, short coupled and in great condition.
3rd Warden Mrs AR EYEVALLEY MACALLAN OF GLENTOCHTY ShCM VW
Puppy Bitch (3,1)
1st Saunderson Mrs EJ Mr CJ & Miss RM MOLOKO IZIPIZI AT CROBEAG
A beautiful feminine bitch with so much potential. She has the prettiest of head, super pigment with a correct eye. Good neck flowing into well laid shoulders, super front angulation, straight legs and fabulous feet. Good top line, tail set and carriage . Short coupled, good spring of rib for age, good rear angulation. Strode out with such steadiness for one so young on the move, a very pleasant picture. Best Puppy Bitch, Best Bitch & Best Puppy in Breed.
2nd McCormack Miss S FLYNGALEE BUSY BOO
10 month old pale gold bitch, nice head with beautiful eye and pigment. Good length of neck into nice shoulder placement, balanced front and rear, good spring of rib, lovely cat feet. Lovely ring presence - exuberant on the move! Moved well once settled.
Yearling Bitch (5,3)
1st Little Mrs K BLUEBRAES RIVER RUN
A beautiful bitch, adored her head and soft expression. Strong neck into well placed shoulders, excellent front angulation matched at the rear. Good topline with the waggiest of tails giving a lovely overall picture on the stand. Moved well in the class but in challenge didnt move to her advantage.
2nd Williamson Mr SD & Mrs TY SANDTI TIKI TAKA JW
Another beautiful mid gold bitch, feminine head, lovely pigment, good length of neck, good front assembly, straight front legs, lovely car feet, a dead level topline and tailset. Good rear angulation, well muscled and moved well.
Splitting hairs between first and second, just preferred the front assembly on one.
Post Graduate Bitch (4,1)
1st Purdie Mrs G DUNNYBRAE TICKETY BOO
Nice mid gold bitch with a pretty head and expression.
A very balanced picture, correct angulation front and rear. Good topline and tail set, moved soundly around the ring.
2nd Lochhead Mr P & Mrs C BLUEBRAES MEADOW PIPIT
A feminine gold bitch with the prettiest of heads.
Good reach of neck, good front quarters, straight legs, strong topline. A little long in loin, moved well and showed herself off.
3rd McCormack Miss S FLYNGALEE GABBY GLORIA
Limit Bitch (2,0)
1st McAlpine Miss L DRUMKILTY MAIREAD
Nice gold bitch in good coat and condition. Gentle expression with a good eye. Balanced fore and aft, good spring of rib, short coupled, would prefer more length of leg however she moved out well fore and back.
2nd Lochhead Mr P & Mrs C BLUEBRAES MEADOW PIPIT
Open Bitch (3,1)
1st Purdie Mrs G MEGARVEY ITTY BITTY BOO JW
Lovely mid gold bitch, beautiful head and expression. Nice neck into good shoulders. Well angled in rear, would prefer more front to balance her overall picture. Moved with purpose.