6th Sept 2015
Stoneleigh Park, Coventry
Judge: Diane Parry
BEST IN SHOW –– Upton’s – Tragus Honey Buzzard
RESERVE BEST IN SHOW –– Newman’s – Morganna Star Anise
BEST OPPOSITE SEX IN SHOW – Aldridges – Gwaithmaes Shameless
BEST PUPPY IN SHOW – Collier’s – Belatarr North By Northwest
Best Dog – Aldridges – Gwaithmaes Shameless
Reserve Best Dog – Howard’s – Lanokk Szivos
Best Puppy Dog – Collier’s – Belatarr North By Northwest
Best Bitch – Upton’s – Tragus Honey Buzzard
Reserve Best Bitch – Newman’s – Morganna Star Anise
Best Puppy Bitch – Nokes’s – Hosokter Tiaza At Goldpaw
Minor Puppy Dog (3)
1st Belatarr North By Northwest
2nd Belatarr Vertigo
3rd Fassfields No Time To Lose
Puppy Dog (1)
1st Pitswarren St. Louis
Junior Dog (4, 1 ab)
1st Tragus Prince Charming
2nd Ambermoore Diamond Heist Hollowmoor
3rd Brown George
Graduate Dog (6 1ab)
1st Lanokk Szivos JW
2nd Belatarr Sculptor
3rd Zoldmali U R Special (Imp)
Res. Herlinga Auden
VHC Brown George
Post Graduate Dog (3, 1abs)
1st Belatarr Hercules
2nd Tragus Fire King
Limit Dog (2)
1st Belatarr Charlie Parker
2nd Tragus Kestrel
Open Dog (4, 1 abs)
1st Gwaithmaes Shameless
2nd Sh. Ch. Ragnolds Fantastic Mr. Fox To Tragus JW
3rd Tragus Rudo
Veteran Dog (0)
Minor Puppy Bitch (3, 1 abs)
1st Hosokter Tisza At Goldpaw
2nd Belatarr To Catch a Thief
Puppy Bitch (2)
1st Hosokter Tisza At Goldpaw
2nd Falcongreen Kizsca
Junior Bitch (4, 2 abs)
1st Morganna Star Anise
2nd Zoldmali Mokka
Graduate Bitch (7, 3 abs)
1st Honey Buzzard
2nd Indriel Aine
3rd Gwaithmaes Persephone
Res. Cuffnells Wild Gladiolus
Post Graduate Bitch (3)
1st Herlinga Zaffron To Zilvarson
2nd Vynesbrook Savanna
3rd Indriel Aine
Limit Bitch (3,1 abs)
1st Zoldmali Anizs At Genlusa
2nd Falcongreen Guba
Open Bitch (6, 1 abs)
1st Tragus Honey Buzzard JW
2nd Sh. Ch. Cuffnells Sweet Violet
3rd Herlinga Heleva Sh. CM
Res. Firefrost Amethyst VHC
Zoldmali Duna At Genlusa (Imp)
Veteran Bitch (1)
1st Kenmillix Sparta Of Eurotas At Goldpaw
To be asked to assess your peers and colleagues dogs is an honour and privilege and I thank the committee and members for inviting me. It was late in the day when we started judging but the dogs and handlers were still on top form. I was looking for a balanced, medium sized dog with everything in moderation that moved with reach and drive and carried a correct wire coat, this was easier in some classes than others. The fairer sex has the depth of quality but I noted two things in both sexes that I feel need highlighting. I found a number of almost flat, broad, coarse skulls. This head shape gives a harsh, untypical expression and needs to be considered in future breeding. I also found quite a number of flat feet, splayed toes and long nails. The former may be more difficult to remedy but the latter is easy to rectify. Some nails were so long they were flattening the dogs’ feet on the carpeted ring. On the plus side, in the main, coat quality was very good and with the exception of two, mouths were correct
Minor Puppy Dog (3)
1. Collier’s Belatarr North by Northwest. 7 month old confident puppy with a correct golden sand coat. Well up to size for age and a little tall on his legs. Pleasing head and eye, they will darken, correct bite, straight front limbs, decent lay of shoulder, would prefer more angle to upper arm and pro sternum. Chest OK. Correct topline and croup, well developed rear. Moved out on a long, easy, accurate stride and was obviously enjoying himself. Best Puppy Dog and BP
2. Ryan’s Belatarr Vertigo. Litter brother to 1, darker, shorter, harsher coat. I preferred 2’s head. Correct bite. Well up to size, good bone, straight front limbs, deep enough chest. Masculine. Level topline and correct croup. This puppy had better balance but didn’t quite have the easy, smooth gait of his brother.
3. Jones’s Fassfields No Time To Lose.
Puppy Dog (1)
1. Harper’s Pitswarren St Louis. 9 months old, well grown, correct coat, deep brisket, sufficient bone. I felt for him today as he was a little over awed and this showed in his expression but he was handled sympathetically. Clean head, correct bite, furnishings coming. Balanced front and rear, correct croup, tailset and topline. Front a little loose and wide.
Junior Dog (4, 1)
1. Evan’s Tragus Prince Charming. A “Charming” 14 month old, balanced dog with a correct coat. A little broad in the back skull and would prefer less stop. Correct bite. Deep enough chest, good lay of shoulder and lovely neck, good bone. Correct topline and croup, well ribbed. When moved at a slower pace he showed his reach and drive. Very promising youngster.
2. William’s Ambermoore Diamond Heist Hollowmoor. Another nice youngster. Medium sized, 16 months old, preferred 2’s head. Balanced skull, moderate stop, Correct bite. Chest deep enough, would like more angulation front and rear, but he is balanced. Croup a little steep which, at times, affected his topline. Moved ok.
3. Sitch’s Brown George.
Graduate Dog (6, 1)
1. Howard’s Lanokk Szivos. Presents a pleasing, balanced, moderate picture. Very good coat but head requires stripping to reveal his lovely, correct skull, nice expression, correct bite. This dog had the balance and moderate angulation I was looking for. Well ribbed. Back. Correct topline, but could have a better slope to croup. His movement was sensible, would like a little more animation and a lower tail carriage. Easily won this class. Reserve Best Dog
2.Ryan’s Belatarr Sculptor. Well up to size, nicely made with quality bone. Well muscled and all male. Short, harsh coat, lacked furnishings. Pleasing head and eye, correct bite. Deep chest, would prefer more length and angle to upper arm and more pro sternum in order to give him balance. Correct topline and tailset. Moved out with more drive than reach.
3 Howard’s Zoldmali U R Special.
Post Graduate Dog (3,1)
1. Spillane’s Belatarr Hercules.A nice example and presented a balanced picture, correct coat, head would benefit from stripping. Nice, kind expression, balanced skull, correct bite. Chest deep enough, good spring of rib and ribbed well back. Pasterns could be better. Moved out effortlessly but occasionally lost topline on the stack with pin bones level with shoulders.
2. Godfrey’s Tragus Fire King.. Short, dark, harsh coat, lacked furnishings, preferred head on 1. Balanced front and rear, would prefer more angle to upper arm, correct bite, brisket OK. Correct topline and croup. Smart chap who moved well.
Limit Dog (2)
1 Spillane’s Belatarr Charlie Parker. Upstanding, striking, balanced chap, Super head and expression, excellent coat, correct bite. Good lay of shoulder, excellent neck, well ribbed back, correct croup and tail set. Good feet. Moved with accurate footfall reflecting his balanced angles. On occasions lost topline on the stack. Seriously considered in the challenge.
2 Godfery’s Tragus Kestrel. Smaller frame, softer coat. Head OK, correct bite, level topline, chest deep enough.. Feet could be better. Croup a little steep resulting in him carrying his tail almost over his back, lacks width of second thigh. Moved OK.
Open Dog (4,1)
1. Aldridge’s Gwaithmaes Shameless. Quality, substantial, upstanding, impressive male, presented a picture of balance but would not want him any bigger. Super head and expression, correct bite, stands on straight limbs, feet could be better. Excellent neck and good lay of shoulder, leading into a strong, level topline. Strong, tight, muscled loin. Correct croup and tailset. Moved with reach and drive, well handled and I had no hesitation in awarding him Best Dog.
2. Upton’s Sh Ch Ragnolds Fantastic Mr Fox To Tragus. Excellent example of the breed, super size, superb coat, melting expression from his well balanced head. Good feet, straight limbs. Chest deep enough. Would prefer more angle to upper arm. Clean shoulders but a little forward placed. On the stack topline was always presented as sloping. Good rear with well let down hocks. Moved with drive and animation, well handled.
3. Godfrey’s Tragus Rudo
Veteran Dog no entries
Minor Puppy Bitch (3,1)
Two very raw youngsters with little to choose between them.
1. Nokes Hosokter Tisza At Goldpaw. Pretty but very raw almost 11 month old. Coat would benefit from stripping. Head OK, correct bite, straight limbs. Narrow throughout and lacking body depth, this could all change with maturity. Rangy but the correct length of body. Level topline and correct tail set and croup. When settled moved with drive. Best Puppy Bitch and Reserve Best Puppy in Show
2. Martindale’s Belatarr to Catch A Thief. 7 month old, very raw and rangy. Pleasing head, correct bite, super coat. Decent shoulders, chest needs to drop. More developed rear than front. Difficult to asses on the move as she was giddy and enjoying her day. These two could change places depending on the day.
Puppy Bitch (2)
Two very different bitches, perfectly illustrating the wide variation within the breed.
1. Nokes Hosokter Tisza At Goldpaw.
2. Revell’s Falcongreen Kizsca. Almost 12 month old. Correct medium size, dark single coat that as yet is not showing the required double Wire coat, this may come. Head balanced but a little plain due to lack of furnishings, eyes need to darken. Correct bite. Stood on straight limbs, tight feet. Deep chest, level topline, lacked angulation at the rear but a well developed front. Well muscled but could carry a little more weight. Moved OK.
Junior Bitch (4, 2)
1 Newman’s Morganna Star Anise. Quality, eye catching, medium sized bitch who presents a perfectly balanced picture. Super coat, head and expression, enhanced by dark eyes. Moderate throughout, she stands with her legs well under her, on tight feet. Chest deep enough, good lay of shoulder, level topline and excellent croup and tailset. Good width of second thigh. Moved with precise footfall, would prefer a tad more animation and tended to move a little close behind when moved too slowly but oozed quality and breed type. One I would like to take home. Reserve Best Bitch, Reserve Best in Show.
2 Johnston’s Zoldmali Mokka. Another lovely bitch. Balanced with an excellent coat. Head ok, would prefer more length of muzzle, correct bite. Straight limbs, good feet, correct chest depth. Decent lay of shoulder. Level topline, correct croup and tail set. Well developed rear, excellent width of second thigh. Well let down hocks. Moved well. Unlucky to meet 1 today.
Graduate Bitch (7, 2a, 1w/d)
1. Court’s Honey Buzzard. Easily won this class. Quality bitch with an excellent coat. Correct head and expression, correct bite. Balanced front and rear, good straight legs, would prefer better feet. Well ribbed, chest deep enough, strong loin. Level topline, correct croup. Moved without effort and with precise foot fall. With a little more confidence from dog and handler I am sure she will do as well as she should in the future.
2. Smith’s Indriel Aine. Taller, rangy bitch with a short, dark coat. Both 1 and 2 lacked confidence and ring presence. Head ok but a little plain and lacked furnishings. Correct bite. Deep chest, Good lay of shoulder, level topline, balanced front and rear. Correct croup and tailset. Moved well but lacked animation.
3. Aldridge’s Gwaithmaes Persephone.
Post Graduate Bitch (3)
1. Pike’s Herlinga Zaffron to Zilvarson. Pretty bitch, medium sized with an excellent coat. Balanced head, super expression, correct bite. Good length of upper arm, would prefer more angle. Correct length of neck leading into good shoulders, placed slightly too forward. Well angulated rear, good width of second thigh, correct croup and tail set. Handler tended to hold tail too high on stack spoiling her outline, which is very nice. Easily won this class.
2. Lewin’s Vynesbrook Savanna. Smaller, paler, very pretty bitch, medium sized. Decent coat. Correct head and melting expression, correct bite. Decent front, wouldn’t want her chest any deeper. Good shoulders, well developed rear but lost topline on the stack and move.
3. Smith’s Indriel Aine.
Limit Bitch (3,1)
1. Wearing’s Zoldmali Anizs At Glenusa. Smaller bitch, excellent coat. Typical head, correct bite. Decent front, would prefer more lay of shoulder, chest deep enough, tuck up a little exaggerated. Would like more rear angulation, correct croup and tailset. Moved very well with animation and drive.
2. Revell’s Falcongreen Guba. Thought this would be my class winner. Medium sized, super coat and outline. Stands on straight limbs, good feet. Pretty, typical head, melting expression, correct bite. Correct angulation to front and rear, good width of second thigh. Would prefer more length of neck to complete the picture. To my disappointment on the move this bitch pulled her neck into her body which affected her front movement and spoiled her outline and balance.
Open Bitch (6)
Best class of the day and very enjoyable to judge
1 Upton’s Tragus Honey Buzzard. Took my eye immediately. This bitch’s presentation and condition was exceptional. Excellent dark, quality coat. Gorgeous head, melting expression with a glint in her eye. Correct bite. On the stack this bitch stood to perfection with her legs well under her, enough chest with plenty of heart and lung room, a level topline and superbly balanced angles front and rear. She had everything I was looking for. Her front and rear are what we should, as breeders, aspire to. She took off round the ring with her tail lashing and a smile on her face, her footfall was precise and she moved with reach and drive. She was a joy to watch, and showed her best movement when moved at a moderate pace. I would happily take her home. Best Bitch, Best in Show.
2 Reed’s Sh Ch Cuffnell’s Sweet Violet. Another eye catching, quality bitch. Different type, longer cast and taller. Striking outline, beautiful head and expression, correct bite. Superb coat. Balanced front and rear, deep chest, tuck up slightly exaggerated. Level topline, strong, well developed loin, correct croup and tailset. She moves effortlessly with an almost balletic, light as a feather gait. Her footfall is precise. Today she just could not match the ring presence and animation of 1. Very seriously considered for Reserve Best Bitch.
3 Wand’s Herlinga Heleva Sh. CM.
Veteran Bitch (1
1 Nokes’s Kenmillix Sparta of Eurotas At Goldpaw. 8 year old bitch, first time in the ring and very much enjoying it. Nice head with a super expression. Correct bite. Tall and rangy in outline, decent coat. Chest ok, level topline. Once settled, she moved in a happy, animated manner