- Show Date: 13/05/2023
- Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
- Judged by: Lucy Rawlinson Contact Judge
- Published Date: 28/07/2023
West Of England Labrador Retriever Club
West of England Labrador Retriever Club
Judge- Lucy Rawlinson
My sincere thanks to the officers and committee of West England Labrador Retriever club for inviting me to judge at their open show. Thank you to my steward, Steph, for keeping my ring running smoothly. I thoroughly enjoyed the day, and felt very welcomed by the committee. Thank you for your excellent hospitality. Thank you to all the exhibitors for supporting me and accepting my decisions in a sporting manner. I did feel that a few dogs would have benefited from carrying less weight.
Class 1 Minor Puppy Dog (1,1)
Class 2 Puppy Dog (1,1)
Class 3 Junior Dog (4,0)
1st Mill’s Rodstar Rocks Zero Bully at Lembas
Masculine head with good eye shape and colour. Pleasing outline, with level top line and correct tail carriage. Excellent bone with good spring of ribs. Correct double coat. Moved with drive.
2nd Davey’s Southridge Romeo
Black boy who was a different type to the winner but had correct Labrador qualities. Attractive head with gentle expression. Good reach of neck leading into well placed shoulders. Neat feet. Moved well. Top line just needs to strengthen.
3rd Farrar’s Henissy Trufle Trifle
Class 4 Novice (3,1)
1st Farrar’s Henissy Trufle Trifle
Black dog presented in good coat and condition. Masculine head with correctly placed ears. Good reach of neck, short coupled and level top line. Moved with ease.
2nd Minchella’s Abbeystead Edwardo
Nice head with correct eye colour. Good bone and depth of chest. Correct barrel ribs, nice bend of stifle, and strong hindquarters. Excellent double coat.
Class 5 Graduate Dog (4,2)
1st Bond’s Carpenny Padriag
Black dog with most attractive head. Correct Labrador type. Well angulated front and rear. Good spring of rib and strong hindquarters with ample turn of stifle. Moved freely around the ring. Not in the best jacket today. Would benefit from carrying less weight.
2nd Davey’s Southridge Richochet
Unexaggerated black. Biddable expression with correct length of muzzle. Correct angles fore and aft. Carrying the correct weight. Moved okay.
Class 6 Post Graduate Dog (2,0)
1st Judd’s Harpitts True Spirit JW
Well balanced chocolate. Masculine head with gentle expression. Good bone and depth of chest. Excellent hind quarters with good turn of stifle and width of thigh. Correct double coat. Moved well.
2nd Moody’s Trendlewood Enbony and Ivory
Black enjoying his day out. Hard to assess at times. Attractive head with correct eye colour and shape. Good spring of rib. Correctly angulated hindquarters. Correct double coat. Good length of leg with correctly shaped feet. Moved okay. Would benefit from carrying less weight.
Class 7 Limit Dog (1,0)
1st Collins’ Ramsayville Right On Time For Kaspair
Yellow with kind head and correct eye colour. Nice type. Clean neck leading into level top line. Excellent depth of chest and well barrelled ribs. Well let down hocks. Coat just about to go. Moved with purpose.
Class 8 Open dog (5,1)
1st Coode’s Warringah’s The Bluff JW (BD & BIS)
Black who looked spot on today. Excellent breed type. He has the most gorgeous head, with correct eye colour and gentle expression. Presented a well-balanced profile with no exaggerations. Superb front and rear angulation. Neat feet. Correct otter tail. Shown in excellent coat and condition. Moved with effortlessly around the ring. I was delighted to award him Best dog and Best in Show.
2nd Mill’s SH CH Lembas Maui (RBD)
Another who was looking very well today. Masculine head, with good depth of skull. Strongly built with deep chest and excellent barrel ribs. Strong rear quarters, with an ample turn of stifle. Pushed hard for best dog just felt that the winner had the edge on movement today.
3rd Jackson & Fitz-hugh’s Llanstinan Hero
Class 9 Veteran Dog or Bitch (9,2)
1st Mill’s Lembas Sweeney Tod JW
Quality 10 year old dog. Typical of the kennel. Attractive head with kind expression. Presented a pleasing outline. Deep chest with excellent spring of rib. Strong quarters, good coat. Moved soundly and true.
2nd Flishlock’s Carpenny Victoria
Feminine head with sweet expression. Good breed type. Good reach of neck leading into a strong top line with tail straight off back. Well angulated hind quarters. Excelled in movement.
3rd Lally’s SH CH Trewinnard Pimlico
Class 10 Special Beginners dog or bitch (3,2)
1st Findjan’s Magnavalleys Moon Light Rossacre
Sweet black, with gentle expression. Super reach of neck leading into a level top line. Excellent coat and condition. Moved with drive. Would prefer more size.
Class 11 Brace (4,0)
1st Miss C Farrar
A well-matched pair of chocolate bitches. Feminine heads. Similar type. Shown in good condition. Moved well together.
2nd Miss C Farrar
3rd Mrs B Jeffery
Class 13 Special Chocolate Dog or Bitch (6,0)
1st White’s Lunarpet China In Our Hands
Bitch who stood out in her class. Attractive head with correct eye colour. Balanced outline, with clean reach of neck leading into a level top line. Good depth of chest and spring of rib. Well angulated hind quarters. Correctly shaped feet. Good mover. Shown in excellent coat and condition.
2nd Farrar’s Henissy Here We Go Again (BP)
Pretty chocolate bitch with kind expression. Deep bodied with good spring of rib. Correct double coat. Moved with drive. Would prefer more length of leg.
3rd Farrar’s Donamick Crests of Waves for Henissy
Class 14 Minor Puppy Bitch (1,0)
1st Bishop’s Demadon Diamond Déjà Vu
6 month old black who was very much a baby and needs to develop throughout. Sweet head. Biddable expression. Good top line and tail set. Neat feet. Movement needs to strengthen.
Class 15 Puppy Bitch (2,1)
1st Farrar’s Henissy Here We Go Again
Class 16 Junior Bitch (7,0)
1st Cary’s Langanhoe Liberty Bell in Aquabel
I really liked this bitch and felt my eyes drifting back to her throughout the class. Balanced throughout. Feminine head and expression. Clean neck, leading into a level top line and correct tail set. Good movement. Looking forward to seeing her in the future.
2nd Coode’s Warringah’s Pippingara
Feminine head with correct eye colour and shape. Excellent reach of neck leading into well laid shoulders. Level top line, short coupled, and well turned stifle. Shown in excellent coat and condition. Had a nice profile on the move. Preferred head of winner.
3rd Mill’s Lembas Black Pearl
Class 17 Novice Bitch (5,1)
1st Hosking’s Cornishwater Springtide
Black with good length of muzzle and correct ear carriage. Strong neck leading into well laid shoulders. Good depth of chest and barrel ribs. Correctly angulated hind quarters. Correct double coats. Moved with drive.
2nd Braddon’s Trendlewood Tiger Lily
Yellow of nice Labrador type. Feminine head with gentle expression. Good reach of neck leading into a strong top line and correct tail carriage. Short, coupled body. Good mover. Starting to lose her coat.
3rd Findjan’s Lyjansen Nelly Trent Rossacre
Class 18 Undergraduate bitch (7,0)
1st Hoban’s Meadowleigh Turn Back Time
Chocolate bitch who I liked a lot. Well balanced. Good length of leg with correctly shaped feet. Good reach of neck leading into well placed shoulders. Correctly angulated hindquarters that were well muscled. Correct otter tail. Moved freely.
2nd Stewart’s Streamanda Guelder Rose
Well grown black.. Strong top line. Correct shoulder angulation with good depth of chest. Well sprung ribs. Well muscled. Moved very well.
3rd Hosking’s Cornishwater Mountsbay
Class 19 Graduate Bitch (11, 5)
1st Frazer’s Silmarillion Gondolin
Feminine head with gentle expression. Really liked her type. Presented a balanced picture, with level top line and correct tail set. Good reach of neck. Short coupled body and correctly angulated hindquarters. Excellent mover. At times she could throw her head back which at times ruined her profile.
2nd Mill’s Jaybec Winter Wispa JW
Yellow of good type. Balanced throughout. Deep through body with good spring of ribs. Correct hindquarters with well turned stifle. Good profile on the move. Preferred head of winner.
3rd Kent’s Trewinnard Bespoke
Class 20 Post Graduate (1,0)
1st Horby’s Icarus Call Me Madam
Yellow with pleasing head and expression. Strong top line. Shown in good coat and condition. Correct barrel ribs. Well angulated hindquarters. Moved with drive. Would prefer more lay of shoulders.
Class 21 Limit Bitch (9,3)
1st Hoban’s Meadowleigh Black In Style
Another bitch which is typical of this kennel. Attractive head. Pleasing outline with level top line and correct tail set. Good reach of neck and depth of chest. Short, coupled body. Correctly angulated hind quarters. Shown in excellent coat and condition. Moved well.
2nd Lally’s Chyanhal Trezelah
A quality bitch. Feminine head with correct eye colour and shape. Correctly angulated throughout. Good mover. Would have benefited from carrying less weight as this would show off her neck and shoulders.
3rd Collin’s Carromer Worth a Glance at Kaspair
Class 22 Open Bitch (8,2)
1st Braddon’s Trendlewood Simply the Best JW (BB and RBIS/ BOS)
Quality bitch with excellent breed type. Attractive head with good length of muzzle and good pigment. Balanced with no exaggerations. Excellent reach of neck leading into well placed shoulders. Hind quarters well made with good bend of stifle. Moved with ease around the ring.
2nd Pegg’s Jancet Aurora (RBB)
Feminine head. Good reach of neck leading into a level top line with correct tailset. Deep bodied, with excellent depth of chest and barrelled ribs. Well angulated hind quarters with well-muscled thigh. Excellent mover.
3rd Minchella’s Abbeystead Hope