Open Show Results and Critiques
8th April 2012
Held at Haddenham Village Hall
Whilst I was delighted to have this opportunity to judge our breed, I was very concerned to hear of Ann Lucas' illness and to be taking over her entry under these circumstances. Ann, we all wish you well and look forward to seeing you out and about again soon. By way of a general preamble I was very pleased with the depth of quality in bitches. This is where I found the best examples of the breed in respect of eye colour, strength of jaw, rising top lines and strength of hocks. Mouths in both sexes and head proportions were generally good as were coats for colour and texture.
Judge: Mrs Sandra Bushell
Best Dog: Millwinkie Magic Moon At Meldale
Best Bitch & Best In Show: Valleydell Jezebel
Best Puppy In Show: Kalaju Kool Kemistry
Res Best Dog: Molyneux Smooth Operator
Res Best Bitch & Res Best In Show: Beauvallon Artemis with Amityoak
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|BIS - Valleydell Jezebel with owner Leila Bull and Judge Mrs Sandra Bushell|
Veteran Dog or Bitch(1,0)
Yearling Dog (2,1)
Graduate Dog (2,0)
2nd. Ford's Molyneux The Magic Is You.
Post Graduate Dog (3)
2nd. Taylor & Woods' Shingdeka Dairkest Peru At Bumblebob. Pleasing head. Carrying a little too much weight on his shoulders, gentle rise to loin. A little longer cast than 1. Good jacket. Moved steadily.
Limit Dog (1)
Open Dog Dog (2)
Class 11 Minor Puppy Bitch (3)
2nd. Legget's Meldale Moon Dance Magic. Another 8 month old showing promise. Just not settled today.
Class 12 Puppy Bitch (1)
Class 13 Junior Bitch (4)
Yearling Bitch (3)
2nd. Rutland's Mellowdee Hot'n'Spicy. Darkest of eyes. Pleasing neck, good rise to loin. Neat hocks. Good harsh coat coming. Liked her moving away, but the front still needs to tighten up.
Graduate Bitch (3)
Class 17 Post Graduate Bitch (3) Three lovely quality bitches 1st. Jones & Harris' Beauvallon Artemis with Amityoak. Good head and muzzle, correct bite. Lovely front assembly, excellent rise to loin. Good depth of brisket. Good bend of stifle and neat hocks. All topped off with a wonderful clear blue jacket. Moved with drive. Handled and presented to perfection. Res Best Bitch & Res Best In Show
2nd. Crane-Duplock's Mirene Honky Tonk Angel. Super cobby bitch with dark eyes and lovely square muzzle. Good front and rear angulation, another with correct rise to loin. Neat hocks. Harshest of of coats of lovely colour. I was really just splitting hairs with this decision, she just lacked the sparkle on the move for me today. Could easily be the other way round on another day.
3rd. Castle's Molyneux Mysterious Girl.
Class 18 Limit Bitch (3)
Class 19 Open Bitch (6)
Steele's Arthrug Upon A Sunbeam. Much to like. Pleasing head and neck.
Gentle rise to loin. Coat maturing well. Good rear assembly, neat hocks.
Lost out on her front movement.