It was an honour to judge this Club Show and I thank the
committee for their kind hospitality. A special thanks to my excellent stewards
and to all the exhibitors for a super entry. MPD. (18). 1. Barry’s, Jonola
Stardom at Lindalloch. A lovely puppy who caught my eye as soon as he entered
the ring. Excellent head, dark eye. Good shoulders, well bodied, good bone and
substance and moved well. One for the future. Best MP. 2. Willis’s, Danaway the
Lionheart. Another promising puppy. Nice head and kind expression. Well bodied.
Good bone, good angulation. Moved well. 3. Lewis’s, Lindenjo Legacy. Well shaped
head. Nice soft expression. Well balanced for age. Moved well. PD. (11). 1.
Quality young dog. Nice head, eye and expression. Good reach of neck into well
placed shoulders. Nice topline. Good bend of stifle. Nice feet. Moved well. 2.
Walters and Wilkins’, Margretwoods Magnificat at Deneil. Another promising
puppy. Nice head with nice expression. Well bodied. Good bone and substance.
Moved well. 3. Evans’s, Goldings Gypsy King. Nice young dog with lots to like.
Nice head, good length of neck. Well made body. Needs to settle in movement. VD.
(11). 1. Edwards’, Sh Ch. Cedrus Solitaire. Lovely head and gentle expression.
Nicely balanced in lovely coat and condition. Moved well. 2. Gurney’s, Sh Ch.
Danaway Fortune Teller JW. Another nice dog with a lot of the same qualities as
the winner. Moved well. 3. Wick’s, Sh Ch. Poeswood Pie in the Sky at Birgama.
Well balanced dog. Nice head and expression. Presented in lovely condition. JD.
(21). 1. Burke’s, Clachnahar Ami Pierrot. 2. Sketchley’s, Kerrimere Dakar. Good
head and dark eye. Well placed shoulders. Nice outline. Good bend of stifle.
Nice feet. Moved freely. 3. Milligan-Bott and Bott’s, Scotslaw Detroit Spinner
by Thendara. Nice head and expression. Straight front, good shoulders, firm
topline in good coat and condition. Moved well. YD. (16). 1. Ciecholiska’s,
Caskaeys Concept at Aoibheanne JW. Lovely young dog. Loved his head and
expression. Excellent neck, shoulders and topline. Straight front, neat feet.
Shown in lovely condition. Moved well. 2. Swainston’s, Glenvarna Sundog JW. Well
balanced dog Nice shaped head, gentle expression. Well bodied with good bone and
substance. Moved ok. 3. Sturrock’s, Forfarian Goodfella. Nicely balanced.
Pleasing neck, head and shoulders. Good body and nice topline. Moved well. MD.
(12). 1. Burkes’, Clachnahar Ami Pierrot. 2. Milligan-Bott and Bott’s, Scotslaw
Detroit Spinner by Thendara. 3. Pike’s, Redclyst Thomas the Rymer. Nice head,
good neck and shoulders. Nice topline, good turn of stifle. Moved well. UGD.
(19). 1. Black’s, Riqitta Hussard Collonges. Nice balanced dog. Good head, dark
eye. Straight front, good reach of neck. Nice topline. Steady movement. 2.
Tuite’s, Rua Henry. Nice head and expression. Clean outline. Good front, nice
topline. Well bent stifle. Moved well. 3. Dingle and Limpus’s, Karidell Light My
Fire. Pleasing dog. Good head and body. Firm topline. Good bend of stifle Moved
ok. GD. (17). 1. Frampton’s, The Pearl Fisher of Strathmead JW. Nice young dog.
Well balanced head with kind expression. Arched neck and good layback of
shoulders. Excellent topline. Moved soundly. 2. Condron’s, Covarney Masterclass.
Another nice dog with good construction and balance. Good front, topline and
hindquarters. Moved soundly. 3. Stockton’s, Kespas Infrared JW. Nice head and
expression. Good shoulder angulation. Nice topline, nice feet. Moved well. PGD.
(22). 1. McVey’s, Lochfrae Ralph Lauren JW. Lovely dog, well constructed.
Straight front, nice head and shoulder. Good topline. Excellent bone and feet.
Moved well. 2. Arstron’s, Atron Limited Edition JW. Nicely balanced dog.
Excellent neck and shoulders. Nice head. Good topline. Moved well on the day. 3.
Edwards’, Barleydale Lumiere. Well balanced dog. Nice head. Good shoulders. Nice
sloping topline. Good bone, nice feet. Moved well. MidLD (13). 1. Mugford’s,
Scotslaw Jackson at Lynwood JW. Lovely head and expression. Good front, good
reach of neck into correct shoulders. Nice sloping topline. Good rear angulation.
Moved with drive. RCC. 2. Sturrock’s, Forgarian Sorcerer. Liked this boy as
well. Unlucky to meet the winner. Well constructed. Nice head and expression.
Straight front, firm topline. Well handled. 3. McLarnon’s, Duncarreg Rover Swift
at Glenavna JW. Nice head and expression. Arched neck and good layback of
shoulders. Nice firm topline. Moved soundly. LD. (17). 1. Bailey’s, Covarney
Monello JW. Headed this quality class, shown in superb coat and condition.
Lovely head and expression. Good reach of neck into correct shoulders. Straight
front and topline. Nice feet. Good bend of stifle. Moved soundly. Pleased to
award him the CC and with agreement of my co-judge BIS. 2. Bolt and Morgan’s,
Ember Gene Simmons Sings Quensha (Imp). Nice head and expression. Straight
front, good forechest. Firm topline. Well angulated. Moved very well. 3.
Smith’s, Reddins Tillerman JW. Good head and expression. Nice reach of neck into
well laid shoulders. Nice outline. Moved well. OD. (7). 1. Milligan-Bott and
Bott’s, Sh Ch. Thendara Don Corleone. A worthy Champion. Good head, well arched
neck into good shoulders. Straight front. Good turn of stifle and in full coat.
Moved ok. 2. Holley’s, Sh Ch. Dannaway Discreet JW. Well balanced. Pleasing
head. Good front and shoulder. Good topline. Nice bend of stifle. Moved well. 3.
Drinkwater’s, Sh Ch. Brabrook True Blade JW. Nice head, good neck and shoulders,
gently sloping topline. Well muscled hindquarters, moved well. SpBD (3). 1.
Callister’s, Redlevan Marshall. Pleasing head, good neck and shoulders. Good
bone. Nice feet. Moved well. 2. Smith’s, Kaspas Innkeeper. Well balanced dog.
Nice head, good boned. Sloping topline. Moved ok.
Championship show: I felt very honoured to be invited to judge our bitches at
this prestigious show and I was evener happier with the quality of the ladies in
front of me. On the whole it was again heads, and quarters that disappointed me
the most. So many were lacking that desirable raised brow and dark expressive
eyes. Lots of plain, expressionless faces staring back at me. Many with were
overweight, which detracts from the feminine body lines and this caused me some
concerns and exhibits their places. My minor puppy, puppy and limit classes were
full of quality all the way down the line. The veteran and open ladies were a
pleasure to judge and decisions were really close. MPB Full of wonderful stars
of the future. 1 Chorley-Newton & Chorley’s -Outfoxed by Kerryfair. This 6 month
old babe was gorgeous, so desirable. A beautiful make and shape and an adorable
head and expression, raised brow, arched neck, very clean lines, stood and moved
so well for one so young. Confident and very eye catching. Dark well textured
coat, well handled. 2 Hockley & Gisby’s - Balbriggan Ace of Hearts by Sutersettt.
Very close up in this exciting class, and I was quite torn between these two,
infact all three. Similar remarks as 1, a shade little longer cast, excellent
condition and bone. 3 Barry’s Jonola Little Star at Lindalloch. PB Such great
depth of quality in this class and so many I would have been proud to have bred.
1 Wilkins’ Margaretswood Kitty Cat. BPB. Stunning young lady who stood very well
and moved true. Oodles of Irish charm. Loved her head, expression and finish to
muzzle. Well developed in fore and rear quarters, deep at brisket, excellent
spring of rib, strong over loin and a lashing tail action. Very sadly she was
slightly lame in BPIS challenge. Sure she will have bright future. 2 Townsend’s
Follidown Wisteria. Another quality youngster. Very appealing in head, eye and
expression, clean lines, arched neck well sprung rib, wide quarters which
allowed her to move well and a happy tail action. I will follow her progess with
interest. 3 Mugford’s Lynwood Theme Song. VB What a pleasure to judge all these
"young ladies" and all appeared to be enjoying their day. 1 Wharton’s Sh Ch
Delsanto Eleanor of Jennison. This gorgeous lady has always held a special place
in my heart and I still love her. Presented in wonderful condition and moving
with her head held high and loving the limelight, just beautiful. Low ear set,
arched neck, correct lay of shoulder and good upper arm. Eleanor excels in fore
and rear quarters, standing on wonderfully neat and manicured feet. BVIS. 2
Powis’ Sh Ch Amberwave Dazzle. Standing beside 1 in this class, it was hard to
separate them. Dazzle moves like a dream, lashing her well set on tail. She is
elegant, racy yet substantial, great depth at sternum and well ribbed back,
neatest of feet, dark well textured coat and topped off with a wonderfully
arrogant look of "I know it all" in her greying expression, a worthy champion. 3
Pickersgill’s Sh Ch Maolruadhan Starstruck. JB 1 Warner’s Strathmead Snowbunting.
I have often admired this young lady from the ringside and was very pleased to
handle her at last. What a nice make and shape, but she did tend to lean over
her front sometimes, which spoilt her wonderful outline. Shown in lovely dark
coat and gleaming condition. She moved with a driving action around the ring,
holding her topline well. Exquisite face, with a dark eye, arched neck, fine at
shoulder and deep at brisket, well turned stifles and small tight feet. 2
Sheldon’s Delsanto Maisie. My notes say "naughty but nice" and she really was
both! She tried every trick to throw her chances. Just the make and shape that I
like when she stopped fidgeting. Substantial yet elegant and racy. Loved her
mischievous Irish expression and lashing tail. Good in upper arm, straight front
and shoulder placement, well bent stifles and short hocks. Mature coat. 3 Cowell
& Stuart-Cook’s Dawnglow Tinkerbell. YB (14,1) Two lovely girls headed this
class, both I had never seen before and very similar credits apply to both. 1
Crocker & Hammick’s Braebrook Fantasy Believer with Riverbrue. Caught my
attention straight away. She stood over plenty of ground, making a clean outline
and covering the ground with her excellent driving movement. Attractive head,
dark eye, longish arched neck, straight front, well ribbed up, good tail set and
action, lovely bone and feet. Dark straight coat. Very well handled. 2 ayne’s
Coranroo Starlight Dancer. Again, so much to admire, just a little nervous on
the floor, but forgivable and I was able to access her strong movement. Slightly
more mature in body than one. I thought her expression was lovely, and same body
remarks apply as above. Shown in good condition and coat. Owner/handler got the
best from her, with her own sympathetic handling. 3 Hiron’s Loskeran Larch.
Maiden B (21,4) 1 Townsend’s Follidown Wisteria. 2 Mugford’s Lynwood Theme Song.
Everything to like about this lady who was 3rd in the very strong Puppy class.
Quite a picture standing with her clean outline, lovely head shape, raised brow,
good square muzzle, well ribbed, plenty lung room, wide at quarters good coat
and condition. Held her topline well on the move. 3 Chorley-Newtons & Chorleys
Outfoxed by Keryfair. NB (24,7) 1 Townsend’s - Follidown Wisteria. 2 Sheldon’s
Delsanto Maisie. 3 Mugford’s Lynwood Theme Song. UGB (14, 4) 1 Sheldon’s
Delsanto Maisie. 2 Hirons’ Loskeran Larch. Lovely temperament and exuberance
from this nicely made bitch. She calmed down in this class to claim this well
deserved place. Stood well and was in good coat, especially liked her shoulder
placement and well sprung rib, clean lines, feet and tail action. 3 Tully’s
Highclare Catchfly. GB (21,2) 1 Hillock’s Jonola Liberty X. A very nice, classic
looking young lady, liked her make and shape, to be ultra picky I would prefer
her slightly bigger all over. She has a beautiful expression, dark appealing
eyes, good stop, raised brows, clean neck, well set shoulders, arched loin and
wide quarters. Neatest feet and was well conditioned. 2 Smith’s Waterdown Kesmit.
A bitch that I admired as a puppy and delighted to see her progression, still
think she needs more time but lots to smile about. Overall make and shape is
very appealing, and moving steadily and well with her handler/owner, kindly
expression, twinkling eyes, well shaped head, and square muzzle. 3 Elkins’Avacet
Christmas Wish. PGB (27, 10) 1 Butler-Holley’s Shandwick Maggie May Determined
to give her owner a hard time, but well worth the wait. Despite all the
wriggling I thought she was lovely, with her strong driving quarters, good turn
of stifle, well ribbed back and deep at brisket, impressive outline when she
settled and relaxed, in good coat and muscular condition, dark good pigment.
Cheeky expression, dark eye and low set ears, lovely girl. 2 Pickersgill’s
Barleydale Lulu with Maolruadhan. What a lovely lady, elegant, refined and racy,
shown in wonderful coat and condition with hardly a hair out of place. Appealing
in head, good foreface, which lacked in so many? Long lean, arched neck,
straight front and of neatest feet, good depth and rib, moved well and was close
up to 1. 3 Gurney’s Danaway Isadora, pretty lady. Mid LB (17.2) 1 Smith’s
Reddins Bobbin. RCC, Just love this honest bitch, everything I was looking for
in make and shape. I have admired many times before and was not disappointed,
even though not in her best evening gown she still filled my eye. Elegant yet
substantial, great bone and feet, Bobbin owns a pretty head, kind eye and raised
brow, clean neck and shoulders a gently sloping topline, Strong over the loin
and wide quarters. Well developed second thigh. One I would love to own. 2
Mugford’s Lynwood Sealed With a Kiss. Gave this lovely lady a first as a minor
puppy and knew then she had star quality. Makes such a beautiful picture
standing, and demanding of attention on the move. Her condition and turnout
belies her recent litter, well done. She is neat, feminine yet substantial, owns
a pretty head and expression, gently sloping topline, wide quarters, short
driving hocks. 3 Budgell’s Robbielene Keely. LB (19, 3) A fantastic class and a
real pleasure to judge. 1 Hall’s Glennara Fleur de Mai. CC, RBIS & BOS, She was
my star of the day, thought she was really beautiful. Shown in excellent coat
and condition and carrying just the right amount of weight. Drove purposefully
around the big ring. What a delightful head and expression, really gorgeous.
Dark, expressive eyes, raised brow, longish lean, arched neck. Sloping topline,
good rib, loin and well turned stifles. Muscle tone good and tight feet. A
pleasure to judge and to be able to give her, her 3rd ticket, many
congratulations. 2 Mortimer’s Bluebyeou Mistic Sharazi. Another gorgeous bitch,
who praises I have sung loud before. What a cracker on the move, demands
attention and is true coming and going. As always, immaculately presented and in
hard condition. Feminine and refined and similar comments as 1 apply. Well
handled. Close up for RCC. 3 Drinkwater’s Brabrook Red Rose, lovely lady. OB
(13, 3) a class full of quality. 1 Muir’s Sh Ch Romarne Melissa. Absolutely
striking bitch, I have written about before and has since become a multiple CC
winner. What else could I add that has not already been written, by many, before
me? Beautiful, kind expression and lovely raised brow, dark gleaming coat, hard
condition, tallish and of excellent proportion, standing over plenty of ground,
with good bone, feet and depth, well ribbed back and slightly arched loin. Moved
well in class, but sadly did not give her all in the very hotly fielded
challenge today. 2 Ciechonska’s Sh Ch Aibheannea Piaffe. Another beauty and a
really, really close decision. Although a different make and shape to 1 a lot of
the same wonderful virtues apply. Very pretty, angelic expression. She has clean
lines and was shown in wonderful condition, in a dark, well grown coat. Active
mover, from strong driving quarters and with a great ring presence. 3 Milligan-Bott’
& Botts Jonola Takin’ Liberties with Thendara, super type. Sp Beg (3, 0) 1
Stephenson’s Lyngor Wisdom. Nice substantial type, in good hard condition, she
needs more feathering to complete the overall picture. Kind and gentle in
expression. Sound topline and moved well. 2 Kennedy-Sloane’s Goldings Orphan
Annie for Twoacres. Only 22 months old, up against the more mature lady in 1.
Sweet kind eyes and expression, great bone and feet, moved a little erratically,
but I think unsettled by the crowd.