Freer & Smith
CH Nikara Diamond Dancer JW
Taronakits Kit an Kaboodle
CH.Zamoyski Lucky Tabytha
Reserve Best in Show
Best Opposite Sex
Some classes were more challenging than others due to the variety of types present. However, I was pleased with my line ups as they were, in the main, of a type I admired and were, I felt, sound in construction and in movement.
I was pleasantly surprised this time round to find the majority of exhibits in good hard condition and with excellent muscle tone. This showed in the movement, especially from the rear where drive was the norm rather than the exception.
Please take care with mouths, I was concerned to find so many level/suspect bites, especially in otherwise quality exhibits.
Presentation and temperament were first class.
MPD (1-0) 1 Gear's Annecy Just Me. 8 mth old with a lot to say for himself. Nicely proportioned head with a good eye shape and set and good pigment. Well shaped ears although not using them to advantage. Nicely balanced body with correct depth of chest. Good tail set. Good bone and nicely shaped feet. Not settled on the move although did enough for me to see what he can do.
PD (3-1) 1 Gear's Annecy Just Me. 2 Lawton's Karmynski Silver Blizzard. 11mth and another with a lot to say! Approaching the in-between stage and not quite got it all together. Head still to break but showing promise. Good proportions and depth of chest. Good bone and feet. Steady on the move but just preferred the front movement of 1.
JD (2-0) Two different types. 1 Shaw's Cocosamel Antaeus. 16mth Taller than 2 with a good length of leg. Well proportioned head with a good eye and ear set. Good pigment. Nicely angled front with a good depth of chest. Nicely boned with well shaped feet. Liked his outline and tail set. Good muscle tone. Good texture to coat. Steady on the move showing good drive. 2 Green & O'Brien's Samnuska Fire Storm. 16mth A handsome lad with a nice shape to head and good pigment. Not quite as balanced as 1 but with a good tailset. Not so steady on front movement as 1 but showing good drive at rear.
YD No entries.
ND (1-0) 1 Pike's Lireva's Illustrious With Breezelyn. Nice shape to head with good eye and ear. Good pigment. Lovely harsh stand-off coat. Outline good although I would refer slightly more reach of neck. Well off for bone with good shape to feet. Good muscle tone and steady on the move. Accurate from all sides.
UGD (1-0) 1 Green & O'Brien's Samnuska Fire Storm. Movement more settled in this class.
PGD (7-1) On another day 1st and 2nd could easily change places.1 Elder’s Santaviga Snow Anarchy At Khorobroi. Excellent shape, well balanced with good front and rear angulation and nicely coupled. Loved his excellent head proportions. Good eye and ear shape and placement. Good reach of neck and correct tail set. Well shaped feet and moving with true drive and accuracy once settled. 2 Cameron’s Vandreem Imperial Timo. Lovely head shape with good eye shape and well furred ears. Excellent outline with nice depth to chest. Bone in proportion to size and good tail carriage. Movement very good from all directions but on the day he just did not move with the energy or commitment of 1. 3 Collinson’s Taronakits Kenko With Norjack.
MLD (2-0) Two very different types. 1 Martin & Grey's Naduska Raphael Of Articrebel. Lovely head proportions. Nicely balanced outline with good length to leg although I would prefer just a tad more reach of neck. Carried tail well. Good bone and nicely shaped feet. Moved well from all sides. 2 Crockart's Vandreen Imperial Paco ShCM. Another well constructed dog. Not as tall as 1 but in proportion. Bone in proportion to size with well shaped feet. A steady mover but on the day, not as lively or as positive as 1.
LD (7-0) 1 Brandenberg's Taronakits Kit An Kaboodle. Lovely head proportions with the true Sammy smile. Good ear set and looking alert. Correct coat and texture. Lovely balanced outline with good reach of neck flowing into well placed shoulders. Excellent tail carriage and holds his topline on the move. Well muscled which showed in his good driving rear action. Movement good from all sides giving him a well deserved RCC & RBIS. 2 Johnson's Nikara Iced Diamond JW. Similar remarks apply. Not as tall as 1 but in proportion. Nicely balanced. Loved his head. Correct texture to coat although on the day was between coats. Another with excellent muscle tone. Excellent side movement and good front and rear movement but on the day not as positive as 1. 3 Jebson's Vandreen Imperial Piper At Briamanda.
OD (8-1) 1 Freer & Smith's Ch Nikara Diamond Dancer JW. Caught my eye straight away. Beautifully proportioned with an excellent head, one of the few with strength to the under jaw. Lovely reach of neck. Well placed shoulder. Lovely spring to ribs and with the correct depth of chest. Good bone and well shaped feet. Beautifully muscled showing good driving rear action, positive front movement and good reach from the side. I could have watched him move all day. CC & BIS. 2 Gwynne's Ch Zamoyski Lucky Orlando JW. Different in type to 1 but equally as well constructed with a good reach of neck, good angulation front and rear. Good rib, depth to chest and a lovely straight front. Very sound on the move and looked as though he could go all day. Just preferred the head proportions of 1. 3 Shaw's Karasea Mr Wonderful.
VD (2-1) Black's Ch Kanyak Careless Whisper ShCM. 8yrs - Lovely balanced shape with good angles front and rear. Good rib and chest. Lovely masculine head of good proportions. Correct harsh stand-off coat and shown in good hard condition. Excellent movement from all sides.
MPB (4-0) 1 Pritchard Hill & Hall's Right One For Mezen Yoshi And Us Via Santaviga. 6mth Very pretty baby, very feminine. Lovely outline with good angles front and rear . Good tail set. loved her head proportions and expression. Eye, ear and pigment all good. Lovely shaped feet. Lovely movement from all sides - so collected for one so young. BPIS. 2 Hamilton's Zamoyski Lucky Candy. 6mth Very close between 1 & 2. Another very pretty bitch. Excellent head. Lovely balanced outline with a good reach of neck. Lovely plush puppy coat. Holding top line on the move and good tail carriage. Good rear and side movement. Just preferred front movement of 1. 3 Bostock's Snowshe Summer Beauty.
PB (3-0) 1 Walker's Karmynski Silver Tiara. 10 mth Very pretty bitch. Excellent outline, balanced front and rear with good length of leg. Lovely wedged shaped head. Good eye and ear - all in proportion. Good pigment. Good reach of neck. Moved well. 2 Gwynne's Rosnorske L'Anaya Laurent. 10 mth Another very pretty bitch. Nicely balanced with a good coat of correct texture. Excellent feet and feathering and correct tail set. Just preferred the rear movement of 1. 3 Dodd's Bondsmoor I Am What I Am.
JB (11-2) 1 Roger's Vandreem Imperial Mirca. 13mth Very feminine. Loved her head proportions. Lovely balanced outline with a good reach of neck. Good body shape. Lovely shaped feet and feathering. Moved well from all sides. 2 Robinson's Gemora Royal Mischief Maker. 15mth. Plush coated youngster with a good head a lovely balanced outline and reach of neck. Excellent tail set. Good feet. Moved well. Very close between 1 & 2 just preferred the overall head proportions of 1. 3 Jebson's Vandreem Imperial Chanel. 15mth.
YB (4-1) 1 Woodhead's Zeelukzak Ice'N Precious From Pashka. 18 mth. Good shape to head with a lovely eye shape and set. Good balanced outline and leg length. Nice tail set. Bone in proportion to size. Good feet and feathering. Moved out well. 2 Smurthwaite's Samushka Dancing Wind. 16mth. Well coated bitch with a lovely outline. Good head proportions with a good ear set and carriage. Not so steady on the move as 1. 3 Moody & Haffenden's Samarind Spells Trouble For Novaskaya. 17mth.
NB (5-1) 1 Dodd's Bondsmoor I Am What I Am. 3rd in puppy. Lovely shape with good angulation. Good head proportions. Lovely shape and set to eyes. Used ears well. Moved with more purpose in this class. 2 Moody & Haffenden's Samarind Spells Trouble For Novaskaya. Nice shape. Good coat and texture. Lovely eye shape and plush ears. Not so positive on rear movement as 1. 3 Young's Cocosamel Chanel.
UGB (5-0) 1 Walker's Belluchi Royal Snow Winter Wind (Imp). Liked her shape, balance and angulation. Best mover in class. Good tail set, feet and feathering. Lovely expressive head of good proportions. Strong body topped by a lovely plush coat. 2 Bolderson's Lireva's Sovereign At Annasirius. Another with a good shape and strong body. Would just have preferred a little more leg length and reach of neck. Moved out well from all sides. 3 Moody & Haffenden's Samarind Spells Trouble For Novaskaya.
PGB (5-2) 1 Elder's Khorobroi Dest'Nd To Trouble. Just loved her shape. So balanced with good spring of rib, depth to chest and strength through the loin. An excellent feminine and expressive head. Lovely reach of neck flowing into good shoulders. Can move extremely well with drive and reach when her young handler matches her speed to the dog's. 2 Kirkwood & Jones' Vandreem Imperial Tiamo. Slightly different type to 1. Good shape with matching angles. Would just prefer a little more leg length and reach of neck. Nice head proportions, good eye and ear. Moved out with purpose but just preferred the rear movement of 1. 3 Crockart's Vandreem Imperial Kapalia.
MLB (6-2) 1 Bolderson's Lireva's Excessive At Annasirius. Good head shape topped with expressive, neat ears. Lovely balanced outline with good reach of neck, well ribbed body and good tail carriage. Nicely boned with well shaped feet and feathering. Moved out with drive. 2 McGreade's Frostia Someone Like You. Taller than 1 and slightly longer coupled. Lovely reach of neck. Good in body with a lovely spring of rib. Well boned with good feet and feathering. Good muscle tone and moved out well with good timing from all sides. Just preferred the head proportions and expression of 1. 3 Fitzgibbon & Robert's Smiliesam Absolutely Super.
LB (5-0) 1 Gwynne's Zamoyski Lucky Paris. A very pretty bitch excellent head shape and expression. Standing at the lower end of the standard for size but still correct and in proportion. Lovely outline with a good reach of neck flowing into a good front. Bone in proportion to size with lovely shaped feet. Good coat of correct texture. Moved out well from all sides. 2 Collinson's Nikara Diamond Jubilee With Norjack. Another lovely girl. Nice head proportions, eye and ear shape. Lovely balanced shape to body with good bone. Good coat. Moved out well. 3 McGreade's Nikara Private Dancer For Frostia.
OB (8-2) 1 Hamilton's Ch Zamoyski Lucky Tabytha. Loved her excellent, expressive head with the correct eye and ear shape and placement, the lovely dark pigment just accentuating the Sammy smile. Lovely balanced outline with a good height to length ratio and lovely reach of neck flowing into good shoulders with rear angulation matching front. Good rib and depth to chest. Well shaped feet, lovely feathering and an excellent coat and tail set completed the picture. Moved with drive and reach and with great timing. CC & BOS. 2 Black's Ch Zamoyski Lucky Taymika With Kanyak JW ShCM. Similar remarks apply. Very like 1 in head. Good outline, great coat, tailset and feet. Good rib. Moved out well from all sides. Just preferred reach of neck and height to length ratio of 1. 3 Fitzgibbon & Robert's Ice Maiden Smile Yoshi And Us (Imp).
VB (3-2) 1 Bobrowski's Ch Vandreem Imperial Hermioni By Berezniki JW ShCM. 8yrs - Very pretty bitch with an excellent head and expression. Lovely height to length ratio. Good bone, feet and tailset. Nice spring of rib. Lovely arch to neck. Sound mover from all side but not showing quite the rear drive today that I know she is capable of. RCC & BVIS.
BRACE (5-3) 1 Gwynne's. Well matched pair - similar in head, body and movement. 2 Crockart's. Another pair who were like peas in a pod and moved as one. Just preferred the body shape of 1.
I'd like to thank the committee for making me feel so welcome and my two excellent stewards who kept the ring running like clockwork. There was a lovely atmosphere around the ring and I had a truly enjoyable day. Even the dogs seemed to be enjoying themselves, although some of the youngsters were a little bit too happy!
Judge: Catherine Buecheler.
Best Puppy in Show
Pritchard Hill & Hall's
Right One For Mezen Yoshi And Us Via Santaviga.