- Show Date: 26/03/2023
- Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
- Judged by: Michelle Elkin Contact Judge
- Published Date: 28/07/2023
Gundog Club Of North Wales
GUNDOG CLUB OF NORTH WALES
DATE OF SHOW: 26/03/23
BREED: NOVA SOCTIA DUCK TOLLING RETRIEVER
JUDGE: MISS MICHELLE ELKIN
PUPPY D/B 3
1st Greenwood- Coedhelyg Son Shine.
11 month old dog. Striking young male. lovely masculine head, eyes correctly shaped and colour blending well with coat. Strong neck leading to well placed shoulders and good return of upper arm, held his topline both on the move and standing. Excellent rich red coat, good bone and so well-muscled throughout. Moved well. Considered in the challenge but was a little more unsettled by that point however I’m sure his day will come. Pleased to award him Best Puppy
2nd Adshead- Afonbach Syrax
8 month old bitch. Lovely wedge-shaped head with a mischievous expression, well placed ears of a good size. Excellent forehand construction, level topline, good depth of chest and strong rear. Stood freely and squarely whenever asked. Moved accurately with great drive just a little loose at present which is to be expected at this age. A quality puppy who just lost out on maturity to 1.
JUNIOR D/B 3
Repeat of puppy class
POST GRADUATE D/B 3
1st Greenwood- Coedhelyg Jingle Bell Rock
2yr old bitch. Pretty young bitch with correct head, good ears, nice almond shaped eye. Very balanced and well-constructed throughout. Coat of good colour and in lovely condition. Just the right amount of bone for size. Moved very well and well handled.
2nd Fielder- Cretshengan Signy
4yr old bitch. Super feminine head with a lovely kind expression. Good length of neck and lay of shoulder. Sufficient bone, strong topline and correct rear angulation. Another in great coat. Slightly longer on leg than 1 but still very well put together. Moved well. I just preferred the more compact profile of 1.
OPEN D/B 2
1st Fielder- Schindow Junior Cowboy With Cretshengan
6yr old dog. Darker pigmented male, correct head. Good strong neck leading to well-placed shoulders. Nice depth of chest and firm loin. Balanced front and rear angulation. Good bone, well-muscled and excellent strong hocks. He is not the flashiest of dogs however he is so well balanced, stood squarely presenting a great profile and on the move he displayed drive, accuracy and the typical jaunty attitude. Very well earned Best of Breed.
2nd Adshead- Afonbach Winter Is Coming JW
5yr old dog. Of a different type to 1. Masculine head of good proportions with correct eye and well set ears. Very good front assembly well sprung ribs and elbows close to body. Firm topline and correct rear angulation. Very well made and casts a lovely outline, could easily swap places with 1 however he was rather distracted on the day which consequently cost him a higher placing.