- Show Date: 21/05/2023
- Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
- Judged by: Ray McDonald Contact Judge
- Published Date: 28/07/2023
Poole Canine Club
Poole Canine Club 21 May 2023
Thank you to the Poole committee for inviting us down to judge and their hospitality on the day. And thank you to my stewards for keeping things moving along. It was a lovely day with spacious rings. The grass was a little long which did seem to affect some movement.
Pyrenean Mountain Dog
Graduate (1, 0, 1W/D)
Open (4, 2, 1W/D)
1st Spier’s Belshanmish Midnight Magic. 2yd D. Still young with some maturing to do. Masculine head with good pigment and dark eyes. Well made fore and aft with good bone. Deep broad chest, level back and in good coat. Steady move, true from all angles. BOB
Graduate (2, 1)
1st Hartfield’s Moshanta Memories Move On. 14mth Feminine B. Pleasing head with dark eyes and well set and carried ears. Very well made forequarters with good spring of rib under a level topline. Well angled rear. Moved well if a little close behind. BOB
Open (1, 0)
1st Hartfield’s Moshanta May Contain Nuts JW ShCEx OSW. What a stunner. This 4 yr old D, full of type, lovely outline. Masculine head of good shape and proportions, dark eyes, very attentive. Super forequarters with well laid shoulders, nice forechest, good bone and feet. Ribbed well back under a level topline to a correctly angulated rear. Moved true fore and aft with typey low level movement. Such a shame the owner withdrew him from the challenge.
Graduate (1, 0)
1st Blagdon &White’s Botlierskop Sirius. 15mth D. What a lovely youngster. Head of good breadth without being overdone. Strong neck into well made forequarters with well laid shoulders and forechest. Good bone. Deep well-sprung ribs to a well angled rear. Moved with plenty of drive. RBOB
Open (3, 2)
1st Blagdon &White’s Botlierskop Baltic Amber. 7yr D, fully mature of good size and substance. Breadth to skull with dark eyes and high set ears. Strong neck to well laid shoulders. Straight front with good bone. Would love more forechest. Level back over deep well-sprung ribs, deep loin to well angled rear. Powerful mover. BOB & Group 4
Open (2, 0)
1st Darling’s Debbollinby Pepsi Max. Very nice imposing 7yr D of good size and shape. Lovely teeth for an older dog, well shaped head with good mask, Strong neck into well laid shoulders, good return of upper arm giving a nice amount of forechest. Straight front with good bone and feet. Broad deep chest under a level back to well set tail and correct rear angles. Super mover, easy and true. BOB & Group 2
2nd Sharkey’s Jantonely Zingalong Baloo. Just 6mths and at his first show. A very promising puppy with good head shape and nice mask. Lovely forequarters with good bone and feet. Deep chest and ribs sprung correctly for this age. Good rear angles and a nice shape overall. So much growing and maturing to do but today he was RBOB, BP & Puppy Group 3
Post Graduate (3, 1)
1st Cox’s Gertlush Nimueh for Rainwilds. 17mths and seemed in awe of her surroundings today. Lots of maturing to do but the basics are there. Head of good shape and proportions, good length of neck to well laid shoulders, good bone and feet. Well sprung ribs through to a moderately angled rear. Moved well
2nd Cox’s Ardhub Ar Ais Sa Dubh at Rainwilds. 5 yr Brindle D. Heavy dog with broad head and short muzzle. Deep through ribs, short coupled and lacks rear angles. Moved OK.
Open (4, 2)
1st Trim’s Carpe Dier Urbe Immortale with Roycepride. 2yr D of lovely type, everything about him is strong and powerful without being overdone. Correct head shape and proportions with dark mask. Strong neck of correct length into well laid shoulders, well boned and good feet. Chest broad and deep, short straight back to a moderately angled and well muscled rear. Moved with power and drive. BOB
2nd Holzherr’s Crimlisk Nightfury (AY) 2yr Dog of different type, taller in stature but with a well proportioned head, well made forequarters with well laid shoulders and good forechest, plenty of bone and good feet. Level back over deep well-sprung ribs. Enough rear angulation. Moved well. RBOB
Post Graduate (3, 0)
1st Hunt’s Zentaur Jam Master Joy. Only 23 mths this brown D still has lots of maturing to do but loved his overall shape and presence. Head developing well with good breadth and shape. Good forequarters with well laid shoulders and straight front with good bone. Deep broad chest under a level topline to broad, muscular powerful hindquarters. Free mover driving from the rear. BOB & Group 1
2nd Chatburn & Mills’ Oialt Back With A Icy Three. Just 6 months this black B is such a sweetie. Lovely head, just right for age with plenty of room to develop. Dark eyes. Well made forequarters with good bone and feet. Deep chest and loin under a level back that she holds nicely on the move. Good rear angles, true mover. BP & Puppy Group 2
3rd Aplin’s Apachee’s Only Time Will Tell for Angelscove
Open (2, 0)
1st Cooper & Thomson’s My Brave Warrior. 4yr black D. Different outline to my BOB and with lots of good qualities. Masculine head of good shape and proportions with dark eyes. Well made forequarters with good bone and feet. Deep broad chest ribbed back to a deep loin and well angled rear. His lovely front movement the deciding factor to win the class. RBOB
2nd Aplin’s Merrybear Krystal for Alsden. 5yr black B, A very nice B with feminine head of good shape and proportions. Well made fore and aft with well laid shoulders, good bone and feet. Level topline over deep ribs. Moves with lots of drive.
Post Graduate (2, 0)
1st Kelleway’s Taysca Stele Mici with Stevarah. 10mth blue B. Preferred her outline to her sister. Good length to head and neck, well made with good bone, deep ribs back to a firm loin and a well angled rear. Moved well. BOB, BP & Puppy Group 4
2nd Kelleway’s Taysca Pequena Luna Blue with Stevarah. Different to her sister, stronger through head and body and shorter coupled. Good length of neck, good bone, deep well sprung ribs to short loin. Lacks rear angulation. Not as positive on the move today and I would like to see her handled a little more sympathetically. RBOB
Post Graduate (3, 0)
1st Forsey’s Muzoku Charmed One. Just 6mths and full of promise, if a little naughty. Super size and shape with a lovely head, correct shape, dark eyes and pleasing markings and well set ears. Strong neck into well laid shoulders and return of upper arm giving good forechest. Good bone and feet. Deep well sprung ribs through to a well angled rear. A balanced powerful puppy who moved with drive. RBOB, BP & Puppy Group 1.
2nd Forsey’s Muzoku Licky Charmed. Litter sister but very different. Slightly taller and longer through body gives her a different overall shape. Not the bret withadth of head bu well set ears and dark eyes. Well made forequarters but lacking forechest. Moved with drive.
3rd Haywood & Robertson’s Winterchill’s Dark Mischief of Winterscall (Imp Can)
Open (3, 0)
1st Anderson’s Tokosha Beyond The Limits to Cherubini (AI). For me this 10yr old says Alaskan Malamute. A well boned, powerful dog of good size and shape. Super head of good breadth with well set ears and dark eyes. Strong neck to well made forequarters with good bone and feet. Deep broad chest ribbed back to a short strong loin and moderate rear angles. Carrying a good coat and moving with power and drive. BOB
2nd Louch’s Muzoku Voodoo Dolly. This 6yr B won a close battle between 2nd and 3rd. Preferred her overall shape. Feminine head of good shape with well set ears. Strong neck to well laid shoulders. Deep well-sprung ribs through to correctly angulated rear. Moved true with drive.
3rd Forsey’s Muzoku Veil of Voodoo
Post Graduate (1, 0)
1st Miller’s Hallberd Dennis The Menace of Brindaree – Mastiff. 3yr brindle who didn’t want to play today but he got there. Lovely size and shape, super head of good breadth and depth. Strong neck into well laid shoulders. Good forechest ahead of deep well-sprung ribs. Level back and good rear angles completed the picture. Moved true and steady.
Open (2, 0)
1st Massey & McGeoch’s Jojavik Kissy Suzuki ShCM,ShCEx – Dobermann. Very elegant 7yr B with a lovely outline. Good length and proportions to her head with lovely dark eyes. Long clean neck into super forequarters with good forechest, well laid shoulders, return of upper arm and straight front. Well sprung ribs, straight sloping topline to a well angled rear with good bend of stifle. Moved true with drive. BAVNSC & Group 3
2nd Robinson’s Robinsteck A Star Is Born – Boxer. Another super B. 3yr brindle with a correct outline and a gorgeous head. Dark eyes and good underjaw. Muscular neck into well laid shoulders and good forechest. Deep ribs well back to a short loin under a straight but slightly sloping topline. Well made rear with good turn of stifle. Steady mover but needs to go faster to really show what she can do. RBAVNSC
Puppy (2, 0)
1st Chatburn & Mills’ Oialt Back With A Icy Three – Newfoundland
2nd Aplin’s Apachee’s Only Time Will Tell for Angelscove – Newfoundland. 9Mth Black B. Another nice youngster. Well made fore and aft with a feminine head of good size and proportions for her age. Slightly longer cast than the winner. On the move she was rather bouncy today but showed a few good strides.
Special Yearling (1, 0)
1st Cox’s Gertlush Nimueh for Rainwilds - Bullmastiff
Veteran (3, 0)
1st Robinson’s Gravity Pulls to Robinsteck – Boxer. 7yr Red D and what a stunner. The breed standard calls for ‘Great nobility’ and he certainly has that. His proud carriage on the stand showing a lovely crest of neck and super outline. Masculine through head, depth through skull and muzzle with good underjaw into a round, well arched, muscular neck. well laid shoulders, good return of upper arm gives a nice forechest, straight front and neat feet. Good spring of rib to a muscular loin under a straight, slightly sloping topline. Super rear, well muscled with good length and correct turn of stifle. Such a typey mover, strong, powerful with good drive. Best Working Veteran.
2nd Massey & McGeoch’s Jojavik Kissy Suzuki ShCM,ShCEx - Dobermann
3rd Anderson’s Tokosha Beyond The Limits to Cherubini (AI) – Alaskan Malamute
Gp 1 Hunt’s Zentaur Jam Master Joy - Newfoundland
Gp 2 Darling’s Debbollinby Pepsi Max - Leonberger
Gp 3 Massey & McGeoch’s Jojavik Kissy Suzuki ShCM,ShCEx - Dobermann
Gp 4 Blagdon &White’s Botlierskop Baltic Amber - Rottweiler
Working Puppy Group
PGp 1 Forsey’s Muzoku Charmed One - Alaskan Malamute
PGp 2 Chatburn & Mills’ Oialt Back With A Icy Three - Newfoundland
PGp 3 Sharkey’s Jantonely Zingalong Baloo - Leonberger
PGp 4 Kelleway’s Taysca Stele Mici with Stevarah – Great Dane
Special Poole Huntick Stakes (15)
1st White’s Ch Sophtspot La De Da at Belsmard ShCEx – Dalmatian. What can I say about this eye catching 3yr B? Lovely feminine head, well made with dark expressive eyes. Lovely length of neck into excellent forequarters with well laid shoulders and good forechest, something not seen as much as it should be in this breed. Deep ribs, well back to a muscular loin and under a level back. Well angled rear completes the picture. On the move she is a dream. True from all angles with an easy ground covering movement
2nd Baulch’s Erinnis Mignonette – Whippet. A very smart 6yr B. Liked her size and shape. Feminine head of good length and shape into a well arched neck and flowing into well laid shoulders, straight front. Deep chest under a graceful topline. Well angled rear. Moved true with a long easy stride.
3rd Roberts & Spearing’s Linkenlees Laurina ShCEx - Beagle
Res Wayman’s Ranveli Beach Boy at Scarletfair - Whippet
VHC Rogers’ Lunafox Gentle Touch – Smooth Fox Terrier
6-11 years (5, 1)
1st Texas-Lee Dunstone. This young lady stood above the others today. Very good pattern work, good use of her voice to command and reassure her dog. Just needs to pay a little more attention to the position of her dog’s legs when stood, especially on the table.
2nd Kian Whitelock. I was so impressed with the way this young handler took control of his dog even though they were nearly the same height. He has the basics and the way he talked to his dog was refreshing, and the dog responded. Just remember to shadow in the line. Well done.
3rd Libby Rycroft. Another competent handler that has the basics and can do some good pattern work. Remember to talk to your dog even if its is just to give them a command to turn etc. Watch the position of their feet on the table and try not to shadow on your knees, it looks messy.
Res Riley Honey. Has the basics, gave me some good patterns. Needs to talk to the dog more and encourage it, and loosen the lead a little.
12-16 years (2, 0)
1st Kara Mason Very nicely handled. Good patterns but make sure that on the 3rd line of the triangle the dog is heading straight back to the judge. Just needs to pay a little more attention to the position of the dog’s legs when stood. BJH
2nd Aston Honey-Smith. Understands the basics and gave some good patterns. Personally, I would prefer to see the dog run on a looser lead and hear a handler talking to them.
36-59 years (3, 2)
1st Neil Stow. Remember that a triangle has 3 straight lines and no curves. Up and down line was off to the right. Needs to pay more attention to getting the dog stood correctly.
60 years & Over (4, 0)
This was an interesting class where all the handlers did their best to throw it away, anyone one of them could have won it but none of them seemed to want to.
Similar comments apply to you all which are.
A triangle starts and finishes at the same point. The up / down starts at the same point, goes up to the middle of the top of the triangle and straight back to the start point. If the judge moves to the side you return to that same point, then go to wherever the judge is and stand the dog 2m directly in front of them.
If any of you had done this you would have won the class.
1st Janett Rice. Won on a slightly more polished performance when standing her dog. Best Adult Handler
2nd Miss Marguerite McShane. Use of her voice and sympathetic handling gave her 2nd
3rd Margaret McWilliams. Has the basics, make sure the dog is stood correctly at the table, at the end of the patterns and in the line.
Res Penny Steele. Again, has the basics, tidy up those patterns and make sure the dog is stood their best.
Ray McDonald (Roanjora)