• Show Date: 16/07/2023
  • Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
  • Judged by: Lesley Robinson Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 09/08/2023

Annandale Canine Society

Golden Retrievers 

Thank you to the committee and officers of Annandale Canine Society for your invitation to judge Golden Retrievers at your open show. Thank you for your kind hospitality. Sincere thanks to my two stewards and to the exhibitors for bringing along your beautiful dogs, a small numerical entry but big on quality.

Puppy (1 ent)

1st L Ponsford. Donsudale Molly Malone.

A lovely presented female puppy of almost 9 months, well presented in the most beautiful pale coat, with the sweetest female head, lovely dark eyes and pigment. Good angulation fore and aft short coupled with a level topline and a good length of leg to body, just right for her age. She moved out well, attentive to her handler at all times. Not a big entry meant she stood alone in this class,nonetheless a lovely puppy, I was pleased to award her BP today and delighted her super quality carried her through to Group 2 in the Gundog puppy group. Well done.

Junior (1 ent)

1st J Neilson. Tweedspey Toppsecret Avec Ponfeigh ( imp Fra)

A well-presented mid gold girl with pale feathering and gentle waves at 13 1/2 months old stood out today for her overall balance. She has a beautiful l female head with the gentlest expression, lovely dark pigment and kind eyes that complement her pretty feminine face, excellent reach of neck into well laid-back shoulders and good return of upper arm placing her legs well under her body. She is deep through the chest with nice straight legs and neat feet. Level topline and a nice turn of stifle, hocks are well let down enabled her movement to be effortless and free flowing. I was delighted to award her BOB today, I was delighted to see her take group 1 in a super Gundog Group today, very well deserved. This young girl had even more to give she showed her socks off in a fabulous Best in Show line up and came away with RBIS well done.

Post Graduate ( 2 ent 1 abs)

1st RM &MJ Evans. Mardagold The Look Of Love

A well-presented mid gold girl of just over 20 months, a well chiselled head with correct ear set, nice dark pigment and dark eyes, with a melting expression, good reach of neck into a lovely laid back shoulder placement, well bodied with a level topline, short coupled, good width of thigh and well-muscled second thigh, a nice turn of stifle hocks well let down and straight. She moved out well with good reach and drive, I was delighted to award her RBOB Well done. 


Lesley Robinson (Lemarli)