• Show Date: 12/02/2023
  • Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
  • Judged by: Nigel Phillips Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 28/07/2023

Birmingham Afghan Hound Club

Morning Show - Dogs

MPD (3) 1 Heritage's Jazzmeenah Rohan Blaze. Well grown 7mo gold of good strength. Masculine head, appealing expression, scull a touch broad. Well laid shoulder, good return, deep ribs, strong loin, balanced quarters. Ring tail carried nicely. Straight, sound, collected mover with desired spring to head his class. 2 Gunn's Katanga's God Of Thunder. 8mo bl/cr of finer type, lots of promise. Very attractive balanced head with almond eye. Well laid shoulder with enough return, lovely big feet, good ribs and loin, balanced quarters without exaggeration. Very much a baby. 3 Gunn's Katanga's God Of Mischief. 

PD (2,1) 1 Sitana The Kingsman at Temenshu. 11mo gold. Youthful picture of balance. Good head proportions, lovely dark eye and expression. Strong neck, well laid shoulders with great return, huge feet on sloping pasterns. Well ribbed, strong loin maintaining his topline, shapely fallaway to complementing quarters, ring tail to finish. Strides soundly, clearly loving life. BPD RBPIS. 

VD (1) 1 Latimer's Ch Jeremiah de Koulangar at Zharook JW Imp. Gold of 8 years. Super condition and coat, picture of masculinity. Balanced head, punishing jaw, aloof expression. Super front with good width, excellent chest, strong loin holding a good topline stood and in motion, correct fallaway, very well balanced quarters with short hocks. Ring tail. Moved soundly with great style. BVD RBVIS. 

JD (1) 1 Gzewska's Shahfoladi Thunderbird AI. Bl/cr 12mo upstanding, square outline. Appealing head, long foreface, correct shaped eye. Nicely laid shoulders and complementing return. Stands straight though rather upright on smaller sized feet. Well sprung ribs, level topline, adequate quarters, nice ring tail. Sound, eye-catching mover. 

YD (1) 1 Gosling's Ayoubkhan Silk Road JW. 22mo attention-grabbing cream of regal style. His head drew me with it's balance, eye shape, elegance and arrogance. Super shoulder in flow, lay, length and with correct return. Stands straight on large feet, sloping pasterns. Good spring and excellent rib length, short loin of decent strength to show prominent pins, well angled fallaway. Balanced quarters, strong ringed tail carried well. Excellently presented. Covers the ground with ease, pride and that crucial style of high order. BD BIS

ND (0)

GD (3) 1 Drage's Shimalma Drambuie. 2yo gold of pleasing outline. Good proportions to an attractive head with super eye shape and colour, of a type that easily won him this class. Balanced picture with no hint of exaggeration, modest in width. Excellent coat texture. 2 Kellett's Geordele Born Free. Compact 2yo gold, well bodied, good width, not the head qualities of 1, larger eye, skull wider. Good shoulder placement with OK return. Stands straight, feet a little small. Strong loin, nice ring tail. Moved with purpose. 3 Peek-Matar's Yansukhim's Sherbert Fizz. 

PGD (2) 1 McLay's Cloudside Sun King. 5yo gold of good substance and proportions. Super foreface and eye, balanced skull. Long, strong neck runs smoothly into well laid shoulders, good return. Stands straight, huge feet. Good length, depth and width of rib. Moderate quarters, ring tail. Moved effortlessly with joy in every long stride. 2 Kellett's Geordele Born Free.

LD (5) 1 Lancashire & O'Donnell's Drishaun Star Among Lillie JW. 4yo very appealing red brindle of lovely type. Striking colour which sets-off his exquisite head which kept drawing my eye in this class. Good neck length, smooth transition to well laid shoulders with decent return. Well sprung ribs, loin a shade long but strong, good quarters with short hocks. Ring tail. Sound, in solid condition, lovely coat texture. 2 Cowley & Moroney-Cowley's Hariri Ebn Mahsati von Hausman IMP. Eye-catching 3yo gold with the makings of a great dog. Appealing, balanced head, lovely eye. Long neck, good front assembly, nice width, compact body, pins hidden by his waist, correct fallaway, good quarters and ring tail which he does not like to flaunt. 3 Finch & Hopper's Zandahar Xtraordinary Me at Zinzani. 

OD (2,1) 1 Gardner's Ch Drishaun Said Tiger To Lilly. 4yo brindle brother to LD of unquestionably similar type. More strength and width here. Masculine balanced head, super front with plenty of width and depth of chest. Stands straight. Strong loin holding a consistently level topline, shapely fallaway and one of few I'd describe having sweeping quarters, gaited with long strides. Kept a beautiful moving outline. In super coat and condition. RBD RBIS. 

Nigel Phillips