Venue: The Arena, East of England Showground, Peterborough PE2 6XE
Judge: Mr E Houston
Entries: 123 making 156
My thanks to the Society for inviting me,to my two very able stewards, Barry and Debs,and,most especially,to the exhibitors who allowed me the privilege of going over their dogs and who accepted my decisions so sportingly.
Overall I was very impressed with the quality of the entry.The limit and open classes in both sexes had quality beyond the placings and there were some very promising puppies,especially among the bitches- this must augur well for the future.Heads were largely typical,most were spannable and considering the time of year I was pleasantly surprised to find so many in good coat.On the downside,many were lacking muscletone and front movement continues to be an issue and not just in the lower classes.I was pleased with both line ups and thought my main winners excellent examples of the breed. I was delighted to hear that my Best of Breed went on to win the Group.
Best Of Breed: TG1, CH Brackenfell Bok To Bach JW
RDCC: Daluce King Of Emotion
Best Puppy: Ploughdown Paloma
Entries: 5 Absentees: 1
1st - Earthtaw Indiana Jones (Miss J A & Mr M W V Haydon & Gibbings)
7 months grizzle,well grown with a super coat and pelt.Well angulated,head developing nicely,good bite and sound on the move.
2nd - Howthwaite in Voice (Mr R J & Mrs E A Barrett)
Well grown grizzle of almost 9 months.Head ok for age,good mouth,well angulated front and rear and sound on the move.Pelt fine but lacking topcoat today.
3rd - Karison Kustard (Miss K Johnson)
Res - Lynsett Lewis (Mr P Armstrong)
Entries: 6 Absentees: 0
1st - Tojamatt Moriarty (Mr & Mrs D Matthews)
Strong headed red dog,well balanced and in a heavy coat of good texture.Excellent pelt and moving well front and rear.Good feet,well shaped tail. BPD
2nd - Cedarhill Ghost Writer (Mrs M Fleming)
Another promising youngster.Lovely headed red with neat,well set ears.Moved well on good feet.Double coated but not much depth of topcoat at the moment.
3rd - Earthtaw Indiana Jones (Miss J A & Mr M W V Haydon & Gibbings)
Res - Cedarhill Authorisation (Mrs J Alpe)
VHC - Stowthorney Renegade (Mr R Brewster & Ms J Green)
Entries: 3 Absentees: 0
1st - Chatmoss Bullet Tooth Tony (Miss J Hughes)
Good headed red with neat ears and big teeth.Well balanced,good topline which he maintains on the move.Just enough topcoat.Particularly liked his length of stride.
2nd - Hawcoat Mr Fixit (Mrs E J & Miss R C Larner)
Blue with masculine head and good bite.Correct double coat,good bodylength and moving well on neat feet.
3rd - Mysulan Going Solo JW (Mrs S J Baxter)
Entries: 5 Absentees: 1
1st - Karison Kosta (Miss K Johnson)
Lovely dog.Very masculine head with strong bite and neat ear. Pleasing neck,body proportions and tailset.Just enough coat overlying pliable pelt,moving well but lost spark in the challenge.
2nd - Foxfactor Crime of Passion (Mrs K Stockley)
Grizzle, more lightly built type and not so strong in head.Well balanced dog with a good pelt. Won his place on his free and easy movement.
3rd - Southash Deputy Sheriff At Smurfski (Mr J Yore)
Res - Brewbrads Tricky Trickster (Miss V Bradley)
Entries: 7 Absentees: 0
1st - Stowthorney Mr Tickle JW (Mr R Brewster & Ms J Green)
Red.Nice dog all round.Masculine head,good reach of neck and bodylength.Double coated,good pelt and sound from any angle.
2nd - Tyrian Arrowsmith (Mrs K Dean)
Strong headed dark grizzle of correct size.Super coat and pelt,nice tail and sound on the move. Preferred rib of first.
3rd - Bramblesgate Razzle Dazzle (Mr S C & Mrs A J Massen)
Res - Tyneaster Undercover Agent For Vandamere JW (Mr S Pollit)
VHC - Orangebox Dark Energy (Mr M & Mrs T Anscombe)
Entries: 10 Absentees: 2
1st - Daluce King Of Emotion (Mr J & Mrs H M Thomas)
Grizzle. Lovely dog,good all round.Masculine,ottery head with correct bite,good neck and well ribbed back.Well angulated front and rear and moving well on neat feet.Good depth of jacket,pliable pelt and super expression.Reserve CC.
2nd - Dandyhow Galloping Gourmet JW (Mrs K Irving)
Grizzle.Another quality dog. Masculine head,good bite,super coat and pelt.Well balanced,drove out well from behind but front action not so positive as winner.
3rd - Gameway Mcvitie JW (Mrs P Clark)
Res - Clipstone Starshine (Miss E & Mrs J Jackson)
VHC - Howthwaite Grainsgill (Mr R J & Mrs E A Barrett)
Entries: 12 Absentees: 2
1st - CH Brackenfell Bok To Bach JW (Mr C Hall & Miss L Ellis)
Eye catching dog with a natural arrogance about him.Super head,strong neck,well proportioned throughout.Jacket in excellent order,pliable pelt .Looks bigger than he is-spans easily.Fit,well muscled and completely attentive to his handler.Moving well,never put a foot wrong. Well deserved CC,BOB,G1.
2nd - Wadesleia Mr Herriot (Mrs H A & Mr A Fletcher)
Quality grizzle who scored well for size and balance.Very sound on the move.Good feet,well shaped tail.Head masculine but not overdone.Lot to like but not the ring presence of first.
3rd - Int CH / Ir CH Ploughdown Plato (Mr E & Dr M Armstrong)
Res - Cedarhill Once Upon a Time (Mrs C Dean)
VHC - CH Ottaswell Palamedes (Mr D & Mrs G M Hunt)
Entries: 2 Absentees: 0
1st - Ragatam Legend (Mrs J M Hill)
7 year old grizzle. Nice type of dog,good head,coat,pelt and tailset.Sound mover but up to size and carrying too much weight today.
2nd - Colourbox Gunpowder (Mrs L A Fordham)
7 year old blue.Better size than first but not in such good coat and not as positive in front movement.
Entries: 5 Absentees: 0
1st - Cobstoneway Ocean Sunrise (Mrs G Stevens)
Eye catching blue dog.Strong head,well proportioned,great coat and pelt and moving well.Unfortunately just too big.
2nd - Bimandi's Bellissima (Mr V J Pearce)
Red bitch.Nice type,feminine head,well balanced and sound on the move.Short of topcoat and carrying a little too much condition today.
3rd - Lady Fiona Mctarry At Thistlewhiss (Miss A J Sutton & Mr M Sugden)
Res - Ragatam Legend (Mrs J M Hill)
VHC - Karison Red Rock (Miss S Coop)
Entries: 11 Absentees: 2
1st - Karison Krumble (Miss K Johnson)
Dark grizzle.Correct size for age,lovely feminine head,super coat and pelt and drove out well from well angulated hindquarters.
2nd - Totherend Blue Jean Topsy (Mr R G & Mrs E A Wright)
8 month old blue.More strongly made and slightly longer cast than first.Pleasing head,neck,bodylength.Neat feet and moving well.
3rd - Oakyard On Song (Mr J Parry)
Res - Oakyard Objet D'art (Mr P Appleby)
VHC - Netherhill Cortado At Almoor (Mr A Batty & Mrs L Smith)
Entries: 12 Absentees: 1
1st - Ploughdown Paloma (Mr E & Dr M Armstrong)
Eyecatching young lady.10 month old grizzle with a lovely feminine head,well balanced with good topline and tailset.Jacket in good order,well muscled and moving freely.BPB and BP.
2nd - Northborders Lady Mary (Miss J North)
Also 10 months,blue of slightly heavier build.Pleasing head,neck,bodylength. Moving well on neat feet.
3rd - Carrock Caelan (Ms J Fawcett)
Res - Tojamatt Make Believe (Mr & Mrs D Matthews)
VHC - Stowthorney Clairvoyant (Mr R Brewster & Ms J Green)
Entries: 9 Absentees: 1
1st - Benattivo Fire Flower JW (Mrs S J & Mr C P Girling)
Smart red bitch,pleasing throughout.Attractive head,good rib and bodylength,correct double coat.Nice size and very good movement.
2nd - Bon Appetit By Tythrop (Mrs J L Lee)
Grizzle.Good sound bitch,very feminine.Neat feet,narrow front,super coat and pelt and well shaped tail. Moved well when settled.
3rd - Southash Finding Bliss (Mr J & Mrs I M Southam)
Res - Hawcoat Ugogirl (Mrs E J & Miss R C Larner)
VHC - Shiftyfox Fairydust Of Glenoak (Dr J A & Mrs E J Hudson)
Entries: 8 Absentees: 2
1st - Brankell Double Or Quits JW (Mr P Brannan & Miss M Kelly)
Well constructed grizzle.Strong but feminine head,well angulated front and rear,well set on tail.Neat feet,moving well .Jacket in good order.Liked her.
2nd - Picer Flora Mcivor JW (Mr G & Mrs S Pickering)
Dark grizzle.Good head,neat feet,easily spanned.Well shaped tail, moving freely.Correct double coat but not the depth of winner’s.
3rd - Foxfactor Fancy Free (Mrs K Stockley)
Res - Brackenfell Double Dutch (Mrs J Spence)
VHC - Brackenfell Boogaloo (J Axon & D Taylor)
Entries: 12 Absentees: 4
1st - Howthwaite Gold Dust (Mr R J & Mrs E A Barrett)
Leggy blue bitch,narrow throughout.Feminine head,good bodylength,pliable pelt,correct double coat not at it’s best.She has good feet and outmoved the others in this class with a free and easy stride.
2nd - Cobstoneway Love Song JW ShCM (Mrs G Stevens)
Grizzle shown in full coat of good texture,plenty of pelt.Attractive head with correct bite,well angulated fore and aft,good tail.Moved well in profile but felt she was going a little close behind today.
3rd - Stowthorney Miss Chief By Northborders (Miss J North)
Res - Raleniro New Rose (Mr M J & Mrs D A Lorraine)
VHC - Emblehope Songcraft (Mrs E Ramsay)
Entries: 11 Absentees: 3
1st - Chorbeck Gossip Girl At Blackmine JW (Miss Tracey James & Mrs Michelle Render)
Headed a lovely class.Grizzle bitch in great condition.Strong but feminine.Attractive head with correct bite,dark expressive eye.Well constructed,spans easily and drove out strongly.Gleaming coat overlying ample pelt.Well handled and never stopped showing.Pleased to award her the CC,her first. I hope the others soon follow.
2nd - Ploughdown Persephone (Miss C Spencer)
Beautifully presented grizzle,more strongly made than first.Super coat and pelt,well set tail,good feet and moving very well. Preferred head of first.
3rd - Tarkaswell Doctor's Orders JW (Mrs C E Sansom)
Res - Sulan Strictly Blues Dancin' (Mrs S J Baxter)
VHC - Ianteg Red Rubi JW ShCM (Miss S Ritchie)
Entries: 12 Absentees: 2
1st - CH Tythrop Turn Back Time (Mrs J L Lee)
Worthy champion.Very well coloured blue.Ultra feminine,narrow throughout. Feminine head,good neck and shoulder.Lovely narrow front,well ribbed back,real carrot tail.Great density to coat and very sound on the move.
2nd - CH Glebeheath Tea N'tiffers (Mrs J Guvercin)
Quality grizzle,more strongly built than first.Beautifully presented,good head,super tight jacket,neat feet, good bodylength and moving soundly.
3rd - Picer Aimee Vilbert JW (Mr G & Mrs S Pickering)
Res - Howthwaite in Vogue (Mr R J & Mrs E A Barrett)
VHC - Beaconpike Night Sky At Brackenfell (Mr C Hall & Miss L Ellis)
Entries: 3 Absentees: 0
All three are a credit to their owners.
1st - Int/Am/Can CH Sulan Fancy That (Mrs S J Baxter)
Ten year old grizzle.Super condition for age.Feminine head,good reach of neck,excellent topline and tailset.Shown in good coat and moving well.
2nd - Southash Cherry Bliss at Smurfski (Mr J C B Yore)
Seven year old grizzle.Feminine head,lovely outline,super coat and pelt,well shaped tail.Nice size and moving well.
3rd - Cobstoneway Bayou Sunrise (Mrs G Stevens)