Venue: The New Bingley Hall, County Showground, Stafford ST18 0BD
Judge: Mr Euan Castel (Flutorum)
Entries: 160 for 187
My sincere thanks are extended to each exhibitor for providing me with such a wonderful entry, on this, my 1st CC appointment. At 160 dogs I had the highest entry in the group. I would like to thank the committee for their kind invitation and the hospitality that I received. Thank you to my two very competent stewards Alex & Barry Cole.
Mouths were good, a couple were unspannable and coats varied. Some exhibits were untidy in undercarriage, legs and feet and would benefit from a little grooming a few days prior to show day. More importantly, a number of exhibits were overweight and lacked muscle tone. That said, there was a depth of quality to each class and a number of nice dogs had to go unplaced on this occasion. I was extremely pleased with both the dog and bitch line ups.
Best Of Breed: CH Brackenfell Bok To Bach JW
Best Puppy: Stineval Napoleon
Entries: 8 Absentees: 3
1st - Keebank Charlie's Diamond (Mrs L Keeffe)
8 months light grizzle and tan, good head proportions, flat skull, strong jaw, well placed ear. Straight front, good length of body, nice tail. Lovely harsh jacket and loose pelt. Well angulated quarters and moved well for his age.
2nd - Marton Magic Mit Chorbeck (Mrs H Haughton)
Promising 7 months grizzle and tan, good for size and balance, nice head, straight front, level topline, carroty tail, harsh double jacket, moved well.
3rd - Cedarhill Once Upon a Time (Mrs C Dean)
Res - Picer Just Joey (Mr G & Mrs S Pickering)
VHC - Baillieswells Brora (Professor A S Milton)
Entries: 10 Absentees: 2
1st - Stineval Napoleon (Mr & Mrs A G Horner)
Very smart 10 months red grizzle, presented in excellent condition, good otter like head, strong jaw with large teeth, nice reach of neck into well laid shoulder, straight front, decent length of body, good tail and set on. Well angulated rear quarters, he moved with drive round ring. Tight harsh jacket. Best Puppy.
2nd - Ridgebow Rifleman (Mr N & Mrs A Duxbury)
9 months grizzle and tan, nice head proportions, dark eye and well placed ear. Straight front, ribs carried well back, good rear assembly, moved well on tight feet, nice carroty tail. Coat of good texture.
3rd - Badgerbeck Morgan At Southash (Mr J & Mrs I M Southam)
Res - Ploughdown Plato (Mr E & Dr M Armstrong)
VHC - Dandyhow Friendly Fire at Chevinor (Mrs H A Metcalfe)
Entries: 5 Absentees: 1
1st - Otterwood Caius JW (Mr M J & Mrs J M Hollingsbee)
A nice balanced blue and tan of 14 months, masculine head with a strong jaw, well placed ear, keen expression. Good shoulder placement, nice length of body and rib shape. Nice carroty tail and well set. Good rear angulation, sound movement. Coat of good texture on loose pelt.
2nd - Howthwaite Grainsgill (Mr R J & Mrs E A Barrett)
Grizzle & tan, is a rangier type to winner, he has a nice head and keen expression, nice reach of neck into well placed shoulder, straight front, well muscled quarters. New coat of good texture. Moved well.
3rd - Oxcroft Freelander (Miss J Price)
Res - Cynetkoy BlueBerry Muffin (Mr S D Watson & Mrs A S Kenna)
Entries: 7 Absentees: 2
1st - Tojamatt Warlord (Mr & Mrs D Matthews)
Lovely for type, flat skull and strong jaw, well placed eye, nice expression. Straight front, well placed shoulder, good in rib and easily spanned. Super harsh jacket and loose pelt. Short carroty tail. Moved soundly round ring.
2nd - Wadesleia Mr Herriot (Mrs H A & Mr A Fletcher)
Light grizzle and tan, has an excellent head and expression, strong jaw, well placed ear. Built on narrow lines, straight front, good angulations. Carroty tail. Good coat and pelt. Moved well both ways.
3rd - Clipstone Starshine (Miss E & Mrs J Jackson)
Res - Kyscafter Frosty Jack (Mrs R Kelland)
VHC - Lairehope Topaz Design (Mr P & Mrs K Lothian)
Entries: 14 Absentees: 7
1st - Akenside Cumin (Mrs L Gosling)
Pleasing grizzle and tan. Very nice in head, keen expression, well placed ear. Good straight front, well placed shoulder. Good for size and balance. Dense harsh jacket and loose pelt. Well muscled and moved steadily on a loose lead.
2nd - Thorneyburn Peace Pipe at Wreighaugh (Mr M & Mrs A J Carr)
Grizzle and tan. Masculine in head, nice expression, strong jaw. Straight front, well placed rib and nice length of body. Good rear angulation, moved OK. Lost on coat to winner today.
3rd - Ycart Earth Stopper (Mr K K & Mrs T J Fraser & Butler)
Res - Glenbucket Whisky Mac (Mrs A Howard)
VHC - Cedarhill Stargazer JW ShCM (Miss A Speake & Mr H S Speake)
Entries: 11 Absentees: 3
1st - Glebeheath Name That Tune (Mrs J Guvercin)
Well presented grizzle in excellent condition. Typical head and expression, strong jaw, well placed eye and ear. Nice reach of neck into well placed shoulder. Straight front, nice length of body with well placed rib. Racy quarters. Short carroty tail. Excellent harsh double jacket on good pelt. Moved soundly with drive and purpose. Reserve Dog CC.
2nd - Badgerholme Epsom Jet JW ShCM (Mr B Dickinson & Miss T James)
Blue and tan, nice otter like head, well placed ear, straight front, level topline. Good construction and narrow throughout, good muscle tone and moved well with drive. Nice tight harsh double jacket.
3rd - Onthill Amaretto (Mr R & Mrs A Ramus)
Res - Otterwood Cyrus JW ShCM (Mr M J & Mrs J M Hollingsbee)
VHC - Stoneygin Dizzy Rascal (Mr G & Mrs D Rayner)
Entries: 15 Absentees: 5
This was the class of the day, a privilege to go over the 5 placed Champions, all a credit to their owners and the breed.
1st - CH Brackenfell Bok To Bach JW (Mr C Hall & Miss L Ellis)
Beautifully presented 2 year old red dog, he has the best of heads, strong jaw, well placed eye and ear and keen expression. Good reach of neck that flows into a well placed shoulder, straight front, good length of body, level topline. Easily spanned. Coat of good harsh texture and loose pelt. Fit and sound, well angulated hind quarters that he used to move with drive and purpose. A pleasure to award him the Dog CC and ultimately the BOB today.
2nd - CH Dandyhow Dr Walter (Mrs K M Irving)
I have long admired this 4 year old from the ring side and it was great to have the opportunity to go over him today. Typical in head and expression, soundly built, excellent jacket. Moved freely round ring. Appreciated the many virtues of this true showman which he has passed onto the next generation.
3rd - CH Grindelvald In Full Cry JW (Mrs M A Bailey)
Res - CH Cobstoneway River Magic JW ShCM (Miss C Spencer)
VHC - CH Foxfactor Pied Piper JW ShCM (Mrs K D Stockley)
Entries: 10 Absentees: 4
1st - Picer Aimee Vilbert (Mr G & Mrs S Pickering)
Attractive feminine head, nice expression. Good reach of neck , well placed shoulder, straight front. Short of coat but is of good texture, nice carroty tail. Well muscled and moved well.
2nd - Tojamatt Integrity (Mr & Mrs D Matthews)
Rangier type bitch, light grizzle, good head and expression, nice ear placement. Well presented coat of good texture, pliable pelt. Moved with confidence around ring.
3rd - Argentail Titania by Onthill (Mr R & Mrs A Ramus)
Res - Rhozzum Gwenno (Mrs M Sharp)
VHC - Benattivo Good News (Mrs B B Roderick)
Entries: 6 Absentees: 1
1st - Esyntona Honeysuckle (Mr I Hopper)
Excellent feminine head, strong jaw, Nice reach of neck, good shoulder, nice topline. Super harsh jacket. Won here on size and overall balance.
2nd - Ploughdown Persephone (Miss C Spencer)
Promising light grizzle, nice in head, good front construction, harsh coat and pliable pelt. Good carroty tail. Moved with style round ring.
3rd - Sulan Strictly Blues Dancin' (Mrs S J Baxter)
Res - Thistlestone Ms Money Penny (Mr S Whisker & Miss J May)
VHC - Merumhor Angel's Share (Mr C J & Mrs J H Martin)
Entries: 14 Absentees: 4
1st - Emblehope Dance and Dance (Miss D Bladen)
Attractive blue and tan of 14 months in good condition. Nice head qualities, short strong muzzle, good ear and eye placement. Straight front, good length of body, flat rib. Narrow throughout, good rear angulation, moved steadily. Short carroty tail. Harsh coat with excellent silver ticking, thick pliable pelt.
2nd - Tarkaswell Doctor's Orders JW (Mrs C E Sansom)
Well presented grizzle and tan, nice type, feminine head and expression, nice body lines, good rear angulation. Sound movement. Harsh jacket and loose pelt.
3rd - Ottaswell Aida At Hoathwood (Mrs S Hales)
Res - Lexmar Mercury Midas Touch (Mr & Mrs Hayes)
VHC - Foxfactor Lavender Blue (Mrs K Stockley)
Entries: 13 Absentees: 5
1st - Tojamatt Debutante For Dowgri (Mr W & Mrs T J Baird)
Pleasing grizzle & tan of 22 months, good for size and balance, nice in head and expression. Well placed shoulder, flat rib, good rear angulation, free and sound movement. Short carroty tail. Good harsh jacket and loose pelt.
2nd - Keycharm Deep Secret by Ridgebow (Mr N Duxbury)
Another lovely bitch, balanced throughout, good otter like head and nice expression. Tight harsh jacket. Moved well.
3rd - Carrickfarm Mara (Mrs V M Armstrong)
Res - Lady Mary of Foxpaw (Mr P & Mrs H Fulker)
VHC - Badgerbeck Cha Cha Cha at Roxambor (Mr B J & Mrs A E Read)
Entries: 23 Absentees: 7
1st - Akenside Calypso (Mrs L Gosling)
Blue and tan. Typical in head and expression, strong jaw. Well placed eye and ear. Nice size and balance. Presented in a lovely harsh dense coat. Short carroty tail. Well muscled quarters, she moved freely around ring.
2nd - Totherend Blue Loulou (Mr R G & Mrs E A Wright)
Blue and tan. Nice in head and expression, straight front, good length of body, easily spanned. Well muscled quarters and moved soundly. Coat of good texture and thick pliable loose pelt.
3rd - Orangecastle Zaurak at Foxfactor (Mrs K D Stockley)
Res - Oxcroft Real Deal (Mr J Price)
VHC - Daluce Fools Gold (Mr J & Mrs H M Thomas)
Entries: 17 Absentees: 5
1st - Cedarhill Wish Upon a Star JW (Mrs C Dean)
Light red grizzle, excellent in head, short strong muzzle, good dark eye and nice ear placement, keen expression. Lovely reach of neck into well laid shoulder, straight front and narrow throughout. Tight harsh jacket and pliable pelt. Nice carroty tail and set on. Well angulated quarters and moved with drive.
2nd - Nantcoch Ffion JW ShCM (Mrs J M Phillips)
Grizzle and tan, unlucky to meet 1 in such good form. Typical in head and expression. Nice reach of neck into well laid shoulder, good straight front, nice length of body, well angulated rear quarters , moved soundly. Harsh coat and thick pliable pelt.
3rd - Tarkaswell Double Agent JW (Mrs C E Samsom)
Res - Ploughdown Placida (Mr & Mrs E Armstrong)
VHC - Baywillow Brown Braid JW (Mrs G Hyslop)
Entries: 16 Absentees: 5
1st - CH / Ir CH Ploughdown Portia (Mr & Mrs E Armstrong)
Blue and tan in excellent condition. Good otter like head and feminine expression, built on narrow bodylines she has a good reach of neck that flows into a well laid shoulder, straight front, level topline, ribs carried well back. Well angulated rear quarters. Sound free movement. Good harsh coat with a loose pelt. Bitch CC.
2nd - CH Cedarhill Rising Star At Brankell JW (Mr P Brannan & Miss M Kelly)
Light red grizzle, good feminine head, short strong muzzle, broad in skull. Nice reach of neck into clean shoulders, good bodylines. Harsh coat and loose pelt. Short carroty tail. Nice well angulated rear quarters she moved effortlessly round ring. Close decision with 1, I was pleased to award her the Reserve BCC.
3rd - Foxfactor Cue The Music JW (Mrs K D Stockley)
Res - Kyscafter Kestrel ShCM (Miss L S Robbins)
VHC - Biddestone Poppyseed By Quarryway (Mrs B & Mr K E Williams)