I would like to thank the committee for their invitation & hospitality throughout the day. The show was a friendly well run show with a good atmosphere. Thanks also to the exhibitors for a quality entry & the sporting way they accepted my decisions & lastly to my two efficient stewards who helped keep everything flowing.
BIS was Upton’s Sh Ch Tragus Fox Appeal; RBIS, Newman’s Ch Morganna Star Anise; & BP, Moss’ Ewtor Nobody Does It Better.
MPD (3) 1 Newman’s Zoldmali Szeles Morganna, lovely young dog full of quality & type, from a pleasing head & eye through well made balanced body to strong well angulated hindquarters. Shown in good coat, moved well to win class, just lost interest in next class a little. Once he gets his act together should have a bright future; 2 Burgoyne’s Hugachi Hasta La Vista Baby, raw youngster of pleasing type & balance, just needs time. Presented a good outline; 3 Hope-Cliffe’s Zolmali Tudor for Galvikki. PD (5,1a) 1 Moss’ Ewtor Nobody Does It Better, smart youngster with a good head shape & eye. Balanced body with plenty angulation both ends. Presented a balanced outline standing & on the move which he does with good side gait. BP; 2 Z Szeles Morganna; 3 Hibbert’s Ewtor Skyfall at Mindszenty. JD (5) 1 Mitchell’s Herlinga Herbert, mature young dog with masculine head, good bone, legs & feet. Deep well ribbed body with strong muscular hindquarters, moved well; 2 E Nobody Does It Better; 3 Sutton’s Moricroft Alos. YD (1) 1 Upton’s Sh Ch Tragus Fox Appeal, super young dog, still a junior & not in his prime yet but has the quality & construction & type I was looking for. From a masculine yet refined head with good eye & expression, deep well made body with very good hindquarters. He presents a picture of balance & style. Added to this an excellent wire coat with first class presentation. When moved he covers the ground soundly with ease & precision. Delighted to award him CC & BIS. GD (1) 1 Ryan’s Belatarr Vertigo, masculine dog of good overall type & balance, presented in good wire coat. Well made throughout & covering the ground well with good reach & drive. PGD (5,2) 1 Ryan’s Belatarr Sculptor, half brother to winner of last class & very similar in type & construction, just a little heavier all through. Good type & balance. Moved well; 2 Erskine’s Tragus Aladin at Stukeley, nice headed dog, good legs & feet balanced outline. Moved OK just not rear of 1. Shown in good condition; 3 Howard’s Zoldmali U R Special. LD (6) 1 Belatarr Charlie Parker, masculine headed dog with a balanced outline. Well made throughout with well ribbed body & strong hindquarters. Shown in good coat & condition moved soundly with a good ground covering stride; 2 Collier’s Belatarr North By Northwest, pleasing overall type & construction, very similar to 1 in balance, just preferred coat & bone of 1; 3 Godfrey’s Tragus Fire King. OD (2) 1 Spillane’s Sh Ch Belatarr Hercules, quality dog of lovely type with well made & balanced construction. Interesting to see he has the same mother as my Grad, Post Grad & 1 & 2 in Limit. All with similar qualities & type the sign of an excellent brood bitch. This dog presented a good flowing outline of maturity & was presented in 1 class coat & condition. When moved he covered the ground with ease. RCC; 2 Upton’s Sh Ch Ragnolds Fantastic Mr Fox to Tragus, well known worthy champion, shown in excellent coat & condition. Just a little unsettled on the move today. VD (4) 1 Lawson’s Riannor Oszkar, pleasing overall for type & construction. Balanced outline, good bone & substance & shown in good coat & condition. Moved well; 2 Hibbert’s Cwsscwn Perchance To Dream at Mindszenty, good balance & substance presenting a pleasing outline. Lacked animation on the move. Shown in good condition.
MPB (1) 1 Burgoyne’s Hugachi Don’t Think Twice, very raw & needing time to settle & learn what is expected of her. Pleasing type & construction, just needs to mature & develop. Good coat a little erratic on the move but there were moments when she covered the ground well. PB (0). JB (6,3) 1 Stafford & Clayton’s Galicar Game On Farnfield, top class young bitch of super type & balance. She flows from a feminine head to well made hindquarters, with plenty bone & substance. Shown & presented in excellent coat & condition & moves around the ring soundly with good side gait. Still young & needing a little more maturity to complete what is already a quality picture. RCC; 2 Quigley, Day & Piper’s Leiborschy Give A Tuppence with Swnydwr, slightly bigger rangier bitch of pleasing type & balance. Not in her best coat, moved well; 3 Lawson’s Leiborshy Silver Farthing for Riannor. YB (6) 1 Bendikas Holsan Wirestone from Morganna, Pleasing type & outline. Feminine head with good eye & expression. Deep well made body with good bone & substance. Moved well; 2 Rickman’s Herlinga Molleva, another of good type & construction. Balanced outline, just preferred movement of 1; 3 Deighton’s Fourlums Fiora. GB (9,2) 1 Upton’s Tragus Foxy Lady, litter sister to DCC & very similar in type & construction, presented a balanced outline, just needs to strengthen in rear. Shown in excellent coat; 2 Guest’s Bardantop Plum Duff, pleasing overall type, well made throughout with good coat. Moved OK; 3 Newman’s Lanokk Violeska. PGB (4) 1 Walker’s Zolmali Kefir of Lanokk, pleasing headed bitch who presented a balanced outline with good legs & feet. Well made mature body with strong muscular hindquarters. Moved well, shown in good coat; 2 Johnston’s Zolmali Mokka, another with similar qualities & balance, shown in pleasing coat, just preferred rear movement of 1; 3 Smith’s Indriel Eowyn. LB (8) 1 Deighton’s Kisdons Attribute, quality bitch of lovely overall balance, type & construction presenting a good outline standing. Shown in first class wire coat & presentation. Moved soundly with drive, I considered her closely in the challenge; 2 Lewin’s Vynesbrook Savanna, feminine bitch of pleasing type & construction. Well ribbed mature body with good outline. Moved well; 3 Pike’s Herlinga Zaffron to Zilvarson. OB (4,1) Lovely class of three quality bitch. 1 Newman’s Ch Morganna Star Anise, top class bitch of lovely type & substance. She presented a balanced flowing outline with plenty angulation fore & aft. Shown in good hard muscular condition & wire coat. Moved with a long ground covering stride. CC & RBIS; 2 Upton’s Tragus Honey Buzzard, another well made bitch of good type & balance & as with all dogs from this kennel presentation & coat first class. Moved with a good stride covering the ground with ease; 3 Collier’s Sh Ch Belatarr Mahalia Jackson. VB (3) 1 Holman & Moss’ Sh Ch Silvanus Modesty Blaise, quality bitch worthy of her title with good balance. Shown in good coat & condition, moved well. BV; 2 Guest’s Moricroft Maple via Bardantop, feminine bitch of good size & overall balance. Shown in lovely condition for age, moved well; 3 Nokes’ Kenmillx Sparta of Erotas at Goldpaw. Working B (3,1) 1 Caine’s Amiryck Chasing A Dream, balanced outline with pleasing coat. Good head, bone & substance, moved soundly; 2 Wand & Rickman’s Herlinga Herleva, quality bitch of good overall balance & construction, shown in lovely wire coat. Unfortunately not happy with floor & wouldn’t move.
HWVA SPECIAL AWARD CLASSES (DOGS)
My sincere thanks to the committee of the HWVA for the honour of judging the special dog classes at their seventh championship show.
Special Award Junior Dog (5 entries, 1 abs)
1. Moss’s Ewtor Nobody Does It Better headed a class of promising youngsters. Won on size and correct proportions, best front angulation in the class, with a typical head and expression, lovely laid-back personality and a wire jacket just where you want it for age. One to watch.
2. Hibbert’s Ewtor Skyfall at Mindszenty littermate to 1, much to like just needs to settle a touch more, moved very well particularly in profile, super expression his day will come I am sure.
Special Award Post Graduate Dog (2 entries, 1 abs)
1. Howard’s Zoldmali U R Special (Imp) Lovely head and expression and a nice size scores in spring of rib, with a lovely correct hard workmanlike body, with nice bone but not overdone, handler didn’t always make the best of him.
Special Award Open Dog (1 entry)
1. Howard’s Lanokk Szivos JW Mature male exemplifying the correct proportions, level topline, well bent stifles and balanced to the fore and rear. A really lovely picture on the stack and didn’t disappoint on the move.
Judge, Jennifer Millard
HWVA SPECIAL AWARD CLASSES (BITCHES)
I would like to thank the Committee of the HWVA for their very kind invitation to judge the special classes Bitches, at their Championship Show. I was made so welcome and looked after all day. Thank you also to my lovely steward Christine Morgan, but my biggest thanks are to the exhibitors who so kindly entered and let me go over their lovely girls THANK YOU.
I think our breed is improving all the time but are still not an easy breed to judge, as there is still a massive contrast in both size and shape of the breed. Of course I was looking for good conformation and sound movement, but most importantly I was looking for BREED TYPE, and all my winners had, what is for me, the most important features to give them breed type, a robust build, a good WIRE COAT, and heads that give that intelligent and AFFECTIONATE look, which for me, is the essence of the breed. The dogs that are completely smooth in coat, or have just 3 wire hairs across there back & a head that gives a harsh stare in appearance, loose the essence of the breed and then of course breed type. Having said that, today all the bitches had good wire coats and none were harsh in expression.
S Award Junior (B),
1st Stafford & Clayton, Galicar Game On Farnfield, a medium size bitch, who has a very nice head with moderate broad skull, her expression gives both intelligence and affection. She has good bone and straight in front. When viewed from the side her neck is well muscled, which flows into a strong body with excellent topline and super croup. Her hind quarters are moderate in angulation with good development. A super wire coat covers her body, when moving she was smooth and controlled.
2nd Jameson & Waites, Blamtrinever Bloomer, pleasing in head with very good skull shape and correct stop. straight front on tight feet, again good topline, but did not quite have the body of 1, correct wire coat, in both texture and colour.
S Award PG (B)
A very nice class.
1st Erskine, Tragus Red Feather At Stukeley, very nice head with lovely ear set, straight front with good shoulder angulation. Loved her neck, and she is super in body with deep chest, again excellent wire coat. Well-developed hind quarters, and covered the ground with good action when moving.
2nd Uptons Tragus Foxy Lady slightly taller bitch, beautiful in both head shape and expression, good strong bone, nice deep chest with ribs carried well back, correct in both topline and croup, super wire jacket. Moved well when settled. A great effort by her handler who I believe made her debut in the ring well done.
3rd Newman, Lanokk Violeska, another nice bitch again nice head in both shape and expression, lovely arched neck, very good in topline strong in body giving a balanced profile when standing, super wire coat. Very well handled and moved steadily.
S Award Open (B)
A super class of bitches.
1st Collier, Sh Ch Belatarr Mahalia Jackson Sh. CM, a super bitch that is a great example of breed type, lovely in head in both head shape and muzzle, so affectionate in expression, powerful neck, with good front angulation, her body is strong with deep chest, lovely level topline that slopes correctly at the croup, well-muscled in hind quarters, which when moving gives a strong driving action. Excellent wire coat.
2nd Smillie-Gray Oakberrow Gintastic, another very nice bitch robust in appearance with lovely head, strong bone with very good muscle on the shoulder and hind quarters, good strong body with good spring of rib and correct wire coat.
3rd Holman & Moss, Sh Ch Silvanus Modesty Blaise, a 7yr old youngster still showing her socks off. Balanced in head profile with lovely ear set, she has good bone, with correct angulation both front and rear. Her neck is well muscled, which goes into a strong body, she has a good wire coat, and moves with great enthusiasm, Very well handled.
4th Lewin, Vynesbrook Savanna, smaller in size than the first 3 but again very balanced when stood. Good in both skull and muzzle shape lovely ear set, affectionate in expression, straight front on good feet, when viewed from the side her topline is level and is correct in croup her body is in balance with her size and she has a good wire coat. Very steady with control on the move.
5th Smith, Indriel Eowyn, this bitch has some excellent qualities, but some days she tries to be as uncooperative as possible with her owner and today was one of those days. Good in head with super eye shape. Straightest fronts with good bone on excellent tight feet. Lovely topline, felt she could have carried a bit more weight today. Her hind quarters are correct in angulation and hocks well let down. She has excellent movement when she settles.
Judge, Steve Richardson.