- Show Date: 04/02/2023
- Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
- Judged by: Kirsha Southward Contact Judge
- Published Date: 28/07/2023
Isle Of Ely Canine Society
Isle of Ely Canine Society
Saturday 4th February 2023
Dogue de Bordeaux
I would firstly like to thank the Officers and Committee of the show for inviting me to my first appointment of judging my beloved breed, I thoroughly enjoyed every second. My stewards too, whom were very efficient and kept everything running smooth. A huge thanks to the exhibitors who supported me making a lovely entry of 9 and who showed great sportsmanship.
1st – HODGKIN & LEE’S PIECHOTTKA MUSTANG SALLY
A lovely bitch of 11 months who is still quite raw. Beautiful head with symmetrical wrinkles great expression with nice clean eyes. Feminine but shows some strength with time on her side. Chest developing with good angles front and back. Nice tight feet and well conditioned throughout. Was a little playful on the move but is expected at this age and nice to see her enjoying herself and enjoying her partnership with her handler. BPIB
Junior (3) Absent (1)
1st – MORAN’S AIBREAN KENZO
A substantial male of 15 months whom I have seen since being youngster who has got better and better with his maturity. Excellent trapezoid head with frank expression and well placed ears. Good strength of skull, strong muzzle and excellent underjaw. Good size and outline. Excellent bone and substance with nice strong chest. Moderately angled rear. Well muscled throughout, a little leisurely on the move, but nevertheless a lovely male. RBOB
BLAGG’S BOURGEOISIE URSA MAJOR
Post Graduate (4) Absent (1)
1st – BAMFORTH’S BELLAMIABAMS RIVER
A very feminine bitch of 15 months. Beautiful head with tight, clean, oval eye and excellent dentition. Excellent open nostrils. Muscular neck of medium length. Well angled front and rear. Excellent body and firm topline. This bitch has everything in proportion, moved soundly coming and going. Seamed a little taken aback today with the surroundings, but I am sure with time and confidence she will certainly be one to watch.
2nd – HODGKIN & LEE’S PIECHOTTKA GOLDENEYE
A sound male of 23 months. Making a good shape and outline. Nice head-piece with a good expression. Nice clean eye. Good strength in the neck and stands correct in front. Nice depth of chest and spring of rib. Strong topline leading down to well muscled good rear quarters. Beat today by movement.
3rd – MORAN’S AIBREAN HEART OF GLASS
1st – BAMFORTH’S BELLAMIABAMS IVY
15 month old real quality strong but feminine bitch. Nice deep red coat. Excellent head piece with clean oval eyes and well set ears. Strong neck leading into strong shoulders, chest developing nicely for her age standing strong and parallel in front and nice tight feet. Correct top-line and tail-set, good spring of rib and nice length of leg. Strong through the rear with good angles and well-muscled. A little shall we say exuberant initially on the move however once her handler settled her down she moved true and sound coming and going and creates a lovely side profile. Pleased to award her BOB and I am sure she will have many more to come.