- Show Date: 16/08/2023
- Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
- Judged by: Kyle Cy Bridgman-Lewis Contact Judge
- Published Date: 16/08/2023
Scunthorpe Canine Association
Scunthorpe Canine Association Wednesday 16th August 2023
My thanks to the officers and committee for inviting me to judge whippets at their very well-run open show. The weather was kind, with a lovely sunny day and I had a super large ring that allowed me to see that long flowing stride I was looking for when assessing movement in profile. As always, thank you to my steward David Barton-Smith who was very efficient and above all thank you to all exhibitors for bringing their dogs for my evaluation.
This was a class of puppies at different stages of maturity. Being the first class in at the beginning of the day some puppies were affected by the grass clippings that were on the surface.
1ST Head, Mrs M, Demerlay Ebony Eyes 11-month-old brindle bitch, She has a good head with oval eye and rose shape ears. Slightly arched neck and front assembly developed enough for age, slight rise over loin, stifles well bent, and hocks well let down. Moved well from all angles, I particularly like her in profile. BPIB, delighted to see her go puppy Group 2.
2nd Higgingbottom, Miss E, Ranveli Royal Duke Of Dawnsafon, 8-month-old fawn dog who didn’t lend himself to his handler, He has a lovely alert expression, oval eye and rose shape ears and scissor bite, good neck into shoulder. Enough depth of brisket for age, good sweep of stifle, Moved ok, just needs to settle.
3rd Ellam,Mrs G A, Demerlay Angel Eyes
1st Rogers, Mr G, Wentvalley Divine Diva, 15-month-old brindle bitch who appealed great for her correct size and overall balance. Long lean head with slight stop, oval eye, neck elegantly arched, shoulder well laid with correct return of upper arm, pasterns strong with slight spring. Slight rise over loin, well bent stifles and hocks let down. Moved well from angles to win the class.
2nd Morland, Miss A - Zoraden You Are My Universe, A fawn bitch who have judged in the past, She has a balanced head with oval eye, rose shaped ears, her neck is elegantly arched into well placed shoulder, pasterns strong with slight spring. Strong back and slight rise over loin. Moved ok.
3rd Worall, Mrs H A, Khabaray Olive D'Champers
1st Robinson, Mrs J, Indian Chief Of Taward, A fawn dog who I have admired ringside he combines elegance and grace whilst still being masculine. He has a beautiful balanced head, oval eye with correct rose shaped ears, which give him his alert expression, neck well arched into well laid shoulders, pasterns Slightly sprung, deep brisked. Broad back with graceful arch over loin. Well developed second thigh and hocks well let down. He moved true fore and aft, in profile he showed a free and easy stride whilst holding his topline. He pushed hard for best of breed and could not be denied RBOB.
2nd Holland, Mr & Mrs F J, Elmanash Glen Grant, A fawn dog, balanced boy who wasn’t as mature as 1, he has a good head, oval eye and correct scissor bite, arched neck into well-constructed front assembly, Strong pasterns with slight spring. Deep brisket, Broad back, slight rise over loin, well bent stifles and hocks well let down. Once he settled his movement was true fore and aft, in profile he had a free and easy stride keeping his topline.
3rd Head, Mrs M, Nevedith Gold Glow Of Demerlay
1st Holland, Mr & Mrs F J, Elmanash Will O’ The Wisp, My hands just flowed over this black bitch who caught my eye the moment she entered the ring. She is a typical whippet, who possess a balanced combination of muscular power and strength, with elegance and grace of outline. she has the most beautiful head, long lean with slight stop, oval eye rose shaped ears and correct scissor bite. Neck elegantly arched into well laid shoulder, equal return of upper arm and pasterns strong with slight spring. Deep brisket, definite tuck up, ribs well sprung, well-muscled broad back graceful arched over loin. Stifles well bent, well developed second thigh, hocks well let down. She moved true for and aft, in profile she had a long free and easy stride holding her topline. I didn’t hesitate in giving her BOB and delighted to see she went group 2
2nd Maxwell, Miss G, Maccus Rosa Gallica Daphne JW, A fawn bitch who was another to catch my eye, she has a good head with oval eye, correct rose shaped ears and scissor bite. Neck elegantly arched and into well laid shoulder, strong pasterns with slight spring. Well sprung ribs and deep brisket. Slight rise over loin, Stifles well bent, and hocks well let down. Moved soundly from all angles. I just preferred the flowing outline of 1.
3rd Hope, Mrs S R, Demerlay Charming Charlie
Kyle Cy Bridgman-Lewis (Judge)