• Show Date: 04/06/2023
  • Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
  • Judged by: Simon Luxmoore Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 28/07/2023

Leonberger Club Of Great Britain


04 JUN 23


I would like to thank the Officers and Committee of The Leonberger Club of Great Britain for giving me the honour of judging their club open show, in particular I would like to thank the President, Mr John Feehan, and Honorary Secretary, Madeline Jephcott.  


It was a beautiful day and the event was held outside at the Kennel Club Building at Stoneleigh. I would like to thank all those who came on the day and congratulate the Club on holding an excellent event.


MPD 2(1)

1. Sharkey’s Jantonely Zinagalong Baloo. 7 month old male, correct balance of head, moderate reach of neck, correct bone, good shoulder, a little ‘up behind’ at this stage and somewhat untidy behind on the out and back but displayed plenty of reach when moving in profile.


PD 1(0)

1. Baldwin’s Morwinas Othello of Brynarian. 9 month old, balanced head in proportion to his size, as much length of muzzle as I would like but good dark eye, powerful shoulders, well angulated, again a little ‘up behind’ at this stage but covered the ground with good reach and drive and parallel on the out and back, BPD & RBPIS.


GD 1(0)

1. Iveson’s Onaway Dark Trumperter. 2 year old male, shown in full coat with correct mane, a balanced head but relatively broad through the skull, correct overall proportions but lacking a little condition on the day which would otherwise have helped him hold his top-line and would have improved his feet condition, covered plenty of ground on the move.


PGD 2(0)

1. Pugh’s Alfross Tulabo Xavier. Just preferred the head of 1 which combined with a little more maturity throughout allowed him to take 1st place, powerful shoulders, balanced angulation and strong top-line, easy ground covering gait.

2. Probert’s Morwinas Warhammer. Very much a youngster still, he stood somewhat at 10 to 2 and on the move was clearly a little ‘up behind’ still but plenty of reach when viewed in profile and still has much maturing to complete.


LD 2(0)

1. Bodle’s Fairy Clocks Bonus Catch The World into Lionsridge (imp NOR). 2½ year old male, I preferred his head and the easy, efficient, ground covering gait on the day, balanced fore and aft, strong top-line and correct croup but still to fully mature, nice prospect, BD & BIS.

2. Amesbury’s Cleon Armchair Honey Bear at Morwinas. A strong head, well angulated with a nice turn of stifle but a little long in the back for me giving a somewhat loose top-line but moved and handled to advantage.


OD 5(0)

1. Bodle’s Debbollinby Kandyman at Lionsridge JW. Won the class on his drive and balance on the move, correct masculine head, when concentrating held his top-line well, correct bone, good croup, tail set and carriage, coat lacked some condition on the day, RBD & RBIS.

2. Read’s Lionscourt Prince Kuhio with Onaway. Shown in full coat and well handled and presented but the overall impression was a little spoilt by a tendency to raise his tail when gaiting in profile.

3. Lewis’ Cochise Choovio President Z Merboltic (imp CZE).


VB 5(1)

1. Springel’s Lionscourt Fortuna. Won the class on her easy, efficient, ground covering gait, feminine head and expression, good light footed balance, well angulated fore and aft, very well handled and presented, BVIS.

2. Plesko’s Ch. Amira Crizly. At 11 years old, this was an extraordinary example of the breed and moved with an elegance and impressive ground covering gait and shown in full coat and good condition, a credit to the breed.

3. Thomas’ Didleo Europa Star.


MPB 1(0)

1. Roe’s All By Myself Ginger Heaven at Parowhite (imp POL). 8 month old bitch, attractive head with full black mask, correct ear set, moderate length of neck, powerful shoulders, excellent angulation, moved with an impressive gait.


PB 2(0)

Two very nice youngsters with the winner just holding herself together a little bit more on the day.

1. Amesbury’s Morwinas Ophelia. Head of good proportion, balanced angulation, still a little ‘up behind’ at this stage but covered plenty of ground on the move, BPB & BPIS.

2. Roe’s All By Myself Ginger Heaven at Parowhite (imp POL). 1st in MPB.


JB 3(0)

1. Probert’s Dacfolke Chenoa. Well proportioned bitch, lovely head, good dark eye, strong top-line, well angulated, a little loose in front on the out and back but hopefully this will tighten up with maturity and condition.

2. Parry’s T’Lurla De L’Arche De Caux at Starlake. Nicely put together bitch, feminine head, good reach of neck, absolutely sound on the move but a little reserved on the stand which hopefully will improve with practise and training.

3. Read’s Bavaruki Suba Swish at Onaway.


GB 6(2)

1. Raynor’s Nexgen Bella Donna. An absolute picture on the move, 23 month old bitch, typical head and expression, excellent angulation, strong top-line, good croup, correct depth of chest, elbows held tight to the ribcage, excellent example of the breed, RBB.

2. Jephcott’s Fieldshouse Sunflower. Feminine head, dark eye, correct ear shape and position, good shoulder, good front angulation, sufficient drive when viewed from behind but not quite the reach and drive of 1.

3. Wescomb’s Fieldshouse Sun Dancer.


PGB 2(0)

1. Westwood’s Hillhaven Your A Heart Breaker (IKC). Won the class on her movement with an easy, ground covering gait, correct head, hint of a roman nose, good dark eye, balanced angulation, a little loose in top-line on the day but well handled and presented.

2. Hillyar’s Cleon Lady Keshuri at Astridkyaleo. Feminine head, as much length of muzzle as I would like, balanced angulation, rather too much of a slope to her pasterns for me but managed to move to good effect.


LB 4(0)

1. Park’s Kjalarnes Go The Distance. Preferred the head of 1 and the overall balance when viewed in profile, good top-line, good feet and pasterns and moved to advantage.

2. Wescomb’s Brynarian Ballikissangel at Fieldshouse. 6 year old female shown in full coat and excellent condition, found the day a little warm for her.

3. Heginbotham’s Hera Nasza Duma (imp POL).


OB 5(0)

1. Bodle’s Ch.Hima Psia Psota into Lionsridge (imp POL) JW. A super bitch shown in full coat and excellent condition, nice lay of shoulder, good turn of stifle, strong top-line and out-moved the class, BB & BOS.

2. Watson’s Dragongardens Midnight Lady. Super head, dark eye, correct ear set, balanced angulation, shown in full coat and condition and pushed 1 very closely for the class.

3. Westwood’s Ch. Leosrus Unforgettable.