Open Show 1st April 2018


I have been absent from the show scene for a few years so was honoured to be asked to judge the WECS open show on 1st April. A big thank you to everyone who turned out to exhibit, to the welcoming and friendly committee, and also to my brilliant stewards who took great care of me throughout the day. Although some more attention could have been taken with grooming and the trimming of feet and nails on some exhibits, I was pleased with my overall winners.

VD 1 (0 abs)
Rae’s Antoc Kiss The Girls     A 9 ½ year old blue merle that I liked very much and who carries his age extremely well.  He has the correct shape eye, well moulded foreface and good ear set giving a pleasing and masculine expression. Overall conformation is  good and he moved well.

MPD 1 (0 abs)
Lockyer’s Riverside Song VIP with Gataj (Imp Rom) NAF TAF  This 6 ½ months old sable and white has a lovely overall make and shape. He was well presented with neat, well trimmed feet. His neck is nicely arched with well angulated shoulders and good sprung ribs. He has an appealing head pattern with a smooth, well rounded foreface. He needs to tighten on the move but I am sure that will come with age.

PD 2 (0 abs)
1 Gladwell’s Sunswirl Win Step to Jotars (Imp Blr)    Another cracking puppy that stood out for his excellent conformation, lovely head pattern with smooth, well rounded foreface, correct placed stop and perfectly shaped and well placed eye giving a very pleasing expression. He has a good reach and length of neck and back and moved well. He certainly has ring presence in abundance and is one to watch in the future!  BPD  RBPIS
2 Lockyer’s Think of Me Prince of Sunlight at Gataj (Imp Hun) I really liked the make and shape of this dog. He has a lovely reach of neck, good length of back and bend of stifle with short, let down hocks. His head is well balanced with a lovely eye shape and neat, well placed ears. Good movement.  A close contender for the first place.

JD 2 (0 abs)
1 Gladwell’s Sunswirl Win Step to Jotars
2 Broadhead’s Rahlissa Only Make Believe    This sable and white has a stunning white collar which enhances his elegant reach of neck. He has a good length of back and excellent head qualities but just missed out on expression to first place.

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1 Gladwell’s Moon Happy Jotars (Imp Rus)  A very showy blue merle that caught my eye as soon as he entered the ring. On going over him, I was not disappointed! He stood four square, has a lovely arched neck and a level top line. He has the correct eye shape, neat well placed ears and a well rounded  muzzle giving him a very pleasing expression. This dog was well presented and good on the move.
Broadhead’s Rahlissa Only Make Believe    

ND 1 (0 abs)
Lockyer’s Think of Me Prince of Sunlight at Gataj

GD 2 (0 abs)
1 Gladwell’s Moon Happy Jotars
2 Hogg’s First Love for Barnabus   This 6 year old, very masculine sable and white, has a good reach of neck and good angulation. He has a lovely eye and expression with ears that are well placed. He moved well.

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Hollywood’s Amalie Lynmead Flying High  Although this dog stood alone, he was a worthy winner. An attractive head pattern with smooth, well rounded foreface, correct eye shape and well placed ears give the most appealing expression. He has excellent front and rear angulation. Overall, a lovely dog but was clearly not enjoying himself on the day which was a shame.

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1 Gladwell’s Jotars Blue Moon JW  This handsome, lovely coloured blue merle is a real eye catcher and, on going over him, I was not disappointed. He stood out for his perfect body shape and conformation. He has a lovely arched neck, correct length of back with a slight rise over the loins, good bend of stifle and short let down hocks allowing him to move freely with good driving action from the rear. He has good legs with well trimmed feet. A well filled foreface, correct shape eyes and ears that are well placed give him the overall desired expression. This is a dog that I am sure will make top honours! BD  BOB  and on the referee’s decision BIS.
2 Congdon’s Monsolana Bounty Taste for Arronwell (Imp Rus) JW ShcM  Another gorgeous boy carrying a profuse black coat which is enhanced by his big white collar. He has excellent conformation with good depth of rib and well laid shoulders. His fore legs are straight and muscular with good bone and he has well bent stifles with let down hocks. He moved well. RBD
3 Wells’ Collingvale Crunchie at Terelimon JW ShcM

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1 Collins’ Chelborn Soul Desire for Triburle is a masculine golden sable boy of outstanding bone and substance. A lovely head pattern with smooth well rounded foreface, correct placed stop and almond shaped eyes give an overall appealing expression. His neck is of good length and he has well angulated shoulders, correct length of back, good bend of stifle with short let down hocks allowing him to move effortlessly around the ring. This dog was groomed to perfection.
2 Congdon’s Jugband Blues Du Clos De Sea-Wind Via Arronwell (Imp Fra) Another dog that I admired and was not disappointed on closer inspection! A blue merle with very clean proportioned head planes, flat skull, neat well carried ears and lovely almond shape eyes giving a kind soft expression. With well boned front legs and neat feet, this dog was sound from the front and moving away. Splitting hairs in this class, this dog just lost out to first place as I feel he did not show himself to his full potential on the day.
3 Legge’s Redola Just a Breeze at Kalzan

VB 1 (0 abs)
Margetts’ Amalie Let Me Be at Collingvale JW  What a picture this 9 ½ year old golden sable made as she stood and showed like a dream. She was presented to perfection. Her head is clean cut with a well balanced flat skull, rounded foreface, correctly placed dark eye and neat, well positioned ears. Her correct front and rear angulation enabled her to move out with drive. RBB BVIB and as agreed by my co-judge BVIS.

MPB 3 (1 abs)   
1 Gladwell’s Maskori Ecstasy with Jotars (Imp Rus)   What a sweetie this blue merle puppy is! I loved her as soon as she entered the ring; she was so full of herself for one so young. She has a fabulous head with correct shape eye, well placed stop and correct ear carriage that she used non-stop. She has a lovely reach of neck, good length of back and good set tail. Her front legs are well boned with neat feet and she moved well. One I would have liked to take home! BPB  BPIS
2 Lockyer’s Beldones Coco Mademoiselle at Gataj This 8 month old sable and white was another lovely, well presented puppy with good reach of neck, well angulated shoulders, correct length of back, excellent bend of stifle and short, neat hocks enabling her to move well.

PB 3 (2 abs)
Collins’ Rowlands Blaithin Drasat Triburle (Imp Ire) NAF TAF   Super length and arch of neck on this 9 month old blue merle puppy who also has correct front angulations and good length of back and tail. She has a nice bend of stifle with short let down hocks. The  planes to her head are smooth and parallel and she has well placed ears. I would prefer more moulding in the foreface but this may come with age.

SYB 6 (3 abs)
1 Hollywood’s Black ‘n’ Sassy with Amalie   This lovely tri colour had a gorgeous black coat which was groomed to perfection. She has a beautiful , feminine head pattern with smooth moulded foreface, flat skull and correct shape eye. For me, she excels in expression! She has just  the right substance and bone with excellent front and hind quarters allowing her to move with ease around the ring. BBIB
2 Randall’s Samhaven Hopeful Ladnar JW This blue merle was in lovely coat and condition. She has a well balanced, clean head with nice eye and well placed stop. With correct lay of shoulders and good, strong rear angulation, she moved well.
3 CH Monsolana Love n Kiss Jotars JW  (Imp Rus)

NB 3 (1 abs)
1 Gladwell’s Maskori Ecstasy with Jotars (Imp Rus)  
2 Collins’ Rowlands Blaithin Drasat Triburle (Imp Ire)

GB 3 (0 abs)
1 James Deanjan Delightfully Dolly A nice overall quality sable and white bitch. She has a very clean proportioned head with flat skull, good eye and well carried ears resulting in a very feminine expression. Her shoulder angulation is good and she moved well in-front but her rear action could be better.
2 Legge’s Lynmead Sent with Love at Kalzan This sable and white has a nice overall make and shape with correct wedge head, nice eyes, lovely expression and net well placed ears.
3 Scamp’s Stregato the Maleficent at Marketdene

PGB 4 (1 abs)
1 Ware’s Bella Bimba Della Duca Bella Fate at Wassail is a lovely golden sable with a beautifully presented coat. I liked her very much. She stood four square with a lovely arch of neck and good length of back with well angulated shoulders. She has a good turn of stifle and short, well let down hocks. Her lovely almond shaped eyes, good stop and correct ear carriage give her a soft kind expression.
2 Legge’s Gataj Something about you for Kalzan This 2 year old lovely tri has similar attributes to the first place winner. She has good conformation, a lovely moulded foreface, nice arch of neck, good length of back and neat, well let down hocks. She moved well.
3 Skinner’s Samhaven Time is Money

LB 6 (2 abs)
1 Llewellyn’s Salsina Black Magic A lovely tri bitch, with a glamorous black coat, which was presented to perfection. I liked her as soon as she entered the ring. She stood four square with a lovely reach of neck, well angulated shoulders, correct length of back, good bend of stifle with well let down hocks. Smooth moulding to the foreface with lovely set and shape eyes gives a most gorgeous expression. She glided around the ring with ease.
2  Congdon’s Haute Couture Des Beldones (Imp Fra) A glamorous sable bitch with very much the same pattern as 1. She has a correctly balanced body shape with well angulated front and rear, a lovely top line and sweep over the loins. A beautiful moulding to the foreface, perfectly shaped and well placed dark eyes and correct stop give a lovely expression. She moved well.
3 Randall’s Ladnar Inkheart JW

OB 6 (2 abs)
1 Congdon’s Monsolana Sunwish for Arronwell JW (Imp Rus) A 7 ½ year sable and white bitch full of quality. Her head handles well with smooth parallel planes. She has lovely shape eyes, well placed stop and correct ear carriage giving an appealing expression.  She has an excellent length of neck, good front and rear angulation, well bend of stifle and neat, short hocks. She moved well.
2 Margetts’ Collingvale Crème Anglaise JW   A shaded sable bitch full of quality. She stood four square with lovely reach of neck, correct length of back, smooth moulding to her foreface, ears well placed and a good bend of stifle with well let down hocks. Movement was good.
3 Lockyer’s Gataj Fairytale Surprise

Judge: Lyn Stinchcombe