Venue: Staffordshire County Showground, Weston Road, Stafford ST18 0BD
Judge: Miss Anita Harrison (Iacheslei)
Entries: 103 making 105
This was my first Championship Show appointment and I would like to thank the Society for the invitation and generous hospitality. Thanks also to my stewards Brian Attwood and Anne Speake who did a sterling job keeping the good sized, well appointed ring running smoothly throughout the day. Thanks also to the exhibitors for allowing me to go over some very high quality dogs. Generally the standard was good with the majority of exhibits showing and moving well. I was concerned by the number of short rounded ribs I found, especially in the bitch classes. There were several noses lacking pigment, some very long thin tails, and I found a few broken or out of line teeth. Coats were at various stages and some otherwise good dogs had to be penalised for lack of coat in the stronger classes. Whereas others with little coat made it into the line up on overall quality. I was very pleased with my main winners, and thank the exhibitors for accepting my decisions in a sporting manner.
Best Of Breed: Ploughdown Placida
RDCC: Kosmic Sun over Karison
BCC: Ploughdown Placida
Best Puppy: Hemlockstone Diana at Bowencloud
Best Veteran: Int/Am/Can CH Sulan Fancy That
Entries: 6 Absentees: 0
1st - Bandicoot Jimmy Choo At Northborders (Miss J North)
an 8 month old grizzle with masculine head, short strong muzzle, dark eye, broad skull, good reach of neck into well laid shoulders, straight front, good bone and tight feet. Good length of rib with level top line with good tail set. Super coat and pelt, moved and showed well. Up to size for his age.
2nd - Onthill Aramis (Mr R & Mrs A Ramus)
7 month old blue and tan with good head, neck and shoulder placement, straight front, level top line, good length of rib, moving well around the ring on small neat feet.
3rd - Felfree Shaken Not Stirred (Miss F Freer)
Res - Baillieswells Brora (Professor A S Milton)
VHC - Hemlockstone Nimrod (Mr R H & Miss J A Bryan & Pounder)
Entries: 4 Absentees: 0
1st - Gameway Mcvitie (Mrs P Clark)
a 9 month old grizzle dog with masculine head and expression, dark eye, small neat ears and good length of neck. Good shoulders, well ribbed back, good turn of stifle with level top line and good tail set, narrow throughout. Presented in good coat and condition, and moving well around the ring.
2nd - Keebank Charlie's Diamond (Mrs L Keeffe)
11 month old red with broad skull, keen expression, good neck and shoulder, level top line and tail set. Not as narrow as my winner but in excellent harsh jacket and moving well on small neat feet.
3rd - Hollowoakend Little Wojtek (Miss C & Mrs E Edwards)
Res - Baillieswells Brora (Professor A S Milton)
Entries: 8 Absentees: 0
1st - Ploughdown Plato (Mr E & Dr M Armstrong)
12 month old blue dog with good head, big teeth, strong muzzle and dark eye. Straight front, good feet, excellent rib, good rear angulation and short thick tail. Presented in excellent condition and moving well in all directions. Up to size for me, but a super quality dog.
2nd - Ridgebow Rifleman (Mr N & Mrs A Duxbury)
another 12 month old grizzle dog, slightly smaller than 1 with broad skull, dark eye, strong muzzle and small neat ears. Good shoulder placement and length of rib, in good coat and moving well, just not quite the outline of my winner.
3rd - Otterwood Caius JW ShCM (Mr M J & Mrs J M Hollingsbee)
Res - Karison Keiser (Miss K Johnson)
VHC - Glebeheath Smash N'grab (Mrs L.M.I & Mr A.M. Jordan-Smith)
Entries: 7 Absentees: 2
1st - Breckgreen Soldier Blue (Mrs. J. Green)
A masculine blue dog with good head and expression, nice reach of neck into good shoulders, ribs carried well back, good rear angulation, level top line and correct tail set, well presented in good coat with thick pelt, moved well both ways .
2nd - Foxpaw Pipps Cross (Mr P & Mrs H Fulker)
a red dog with masculine head and expression, small neat ears and dark eye, smaller and shorter coupled than 1, narrow throughout with good angulation, moved well and shown in full coat.
3rd - Clipstone Starshine (Miss E & Mrs J Jackson)
Res - Dymanti Roman Warrior (Mr P J & Mrs A K Taylor)
VHC - Littleboe Blue (Mrs B Sandham)
Entries: 8 Absentees: 2
1st - Otterwood Cyrus JW ShCM (Mr M J & Mrs J M Hollingsbee)
a good grizzle dog with masculine head and expression, well laid shoulder, good bone and feet, level top line and good tail set. Correct length of rib. He came to hand well, moved soundly, and was presented in very good coat and condition.
2nd - Keycharm Phantom by Ridgebow JW (Mr N Duxbury)
another grizzle with pleasing expression, good all round and moving well. Didn’t come to hand quite as well as the winner, well handled and presented in full coat.
3rd - Question Master (Mrs S Waller)
Res - Wadesleia Mr Herriot (Mrs H A & Mr A Fletcher)
VHC - Earthtaw Dexter (Mr M Gibbings & Miss J Haydon)
Entries: 4 Absentees: 1
1st - CH Badgerholme Epsom Jet JW ShCM (Mr B Dickinson & Miss T James)
Super blue and tan dog of correct size with masculine head with short strong muzzle, well placed dark ears, keen expression, dark eye and correct dentition, good reach of neck into clean shoulders, straight front, neat feet, narrow throughout with good length of rib, strong loin, level top line, good tail set and correct rear angulation. Moved straight with good drive. Good coat and pelt, shown in top condition and beautifully handled to take the Dog CC.
2nd - Kosmic Sun over Karison (Miss K Johnson)
a grizzle dog of nice size with masculine head, good teeth, dark eye and small well set ears, good reach of neck into a well laid shoulder, good rib, top line and tail set, moved well with drive. Well presented and handled to take the Res Dog CC.
3rd - Borderella Day Tripper JW ShCM (Mrs P South)
Entries: 1 Absentees: 0
1st - Bolt Tail Jebba ShCM (Mr F & Mrs H Freeman)
An 8yr old grizzle who stood alone in the class. Masculine head, good teeth, still fairly narrow throughout, reasonable length of rib and good turn of stifle. Well presented in good coat and condition. Moved soundly both ways
Entries: 10 Absentees: 4
1st - Hemlockstone Diana at Bowencloud (Mrs S J Ruth)
a 6 month old blue bitch of lovely size with sweet feminine head and expression, strong muzzle, correct dentition, dark eye and correct ear set. Good length of neck into well laid shoulder, level top line with super rib and correct underline, good bone and neat feet, strong loin and short well set on tail. Moved well in profile, front movement a little loose but should tighten as she matures. Excellent jacket and pelt. Best Puppy In Breed.
2nd - Earthtaw Groundsel In Tufterslodge (Ms J M Woolacott)
an 8 month old blue bitch, bigger than the winner and on the leg. Good head, expression, teeth and ear set, narrow throughout with good length of rib, level top line and good tail set. Moved well, presented in good coat and condition.
3rd - Benattivo Good News For Barterhound (Mrs B B Roderick)
Res - Phoenix Of Bal For Torleigh (Mrs B & Mr A Warman)
VHC - Argentail Midsummer Sky
Entries: 8 Absentees: 0
1st - Tojamatt Integrity (Mr & Mrs D Matthews)
light grizzle of 10 months, good head, up to size for me, with good bone, neat feet, good length of rib, strong loin, level top line and correct tail set. Moved well. Coat just coming through.
2nd - Picer Angelica (Mr P & Mrs A Taylor)
11 month old grizzle bitch with good bone and length of rib, up to size, not quite the head of my winner, moved well both ways, well handled but rather short of coat.
3rd - Rhozzum Gemstone At Otterholme (Miss T Jones)
Res - Rhozzum Glesni (Mr C K & Mrs M A Wallace)
VHC - Keebank Charlie's Cracker (Mrs L Keeffe)
Entries: 8 Absentees: 3
1st - Tarkaswell Doctor's Orders JW (Mrs C E Sansom)
Attractive 15 month grizzle bitch of nice size with feminine head and good reach of neck, well laid shoulder, good bone with small neat feet, good length of rib and firm loin with good tail and tail set, correct underline, well angulated quarters, moved well with reach and drive. Presented in excellent order with good coat and pelt. Res Bitch CC.
2nd - Sulan Strictly Blues Dancin' (Mrs S J Baxter)
12 months old blue bitch of nice size, good head and ear set, straight front, good bone, level top line and good tail set. Moved well, presented in good coat and condition.
3rd - Otterbobs Xolana (Mr J R & Mrs H Gilpin)
Res - Lady Mary of Foxpaw (Mr P & Mrs H Fulker)
VHC - Riverrose Kentucky Blue (Mr C & Mrs F Bryant)
Entries: 16 Absentees: 2
1st - Bandicoot Robins Rock For Onthill (Mr R & Mrs A Ramus)
A red bitch with a good head, broad skull, nice size with good bone, and a level top line which she held on the move. Presented in good coat. Moved well. I would prefer a flatter rib.
2nd - Borderella Sweet Pea (Mrs P South)
a grizzle bitch of nice size with lighter bone than my winner, well constructed, moving well fore and aft, presented in good coat and condition.
3rd - Borderella Snap Dragon (Mr F & Mrs H Freeman)
Res - Abisu Anya (Miss S M Moseley)
VHC - Fehmarn Happenchance (Miss V M & Miss J Stones)
Entries: 14 Absentees: 2
1st - Benattivo Best Bet Karison (Miss K Johnson)
A well presented grizzle bitch with lovely expression, good length of neck and correct shoulder placement, straight front, neat feet, good in rib, narrow throughout with correct turn of stifle. Came to hand well. Moved well.
2nd - Tarkaswell Double Agent JW (Mrs C E Samsom)
super head and expression, lovely straight front, good rib but slightly deeper and not quite as narrow as my winner, moved well, presented in good coat and condition.
3rd - Earthtaw Elegant (Miss J A & Mr M W V Haydon & Gibbings)
Res - Baywillow Brown Braid JW (Mrs G Hyslop)
VHC - Baillieswells Stronachie (Professor A S Milton)
Entries: 9 Absentees: 2
1st - Ploughdown Placida (Mr & Mrs E Armstrong)
A stunning grizzle bitch with typical, feminine head of good proportion with strong jaw, good teeth, well placed small ears and keen expression with dark eyes. Good front assembly, super top line, and good underline, narrow throughout with flat ribs carried well back, a firm loin and well-made racy hindquarters with well set thick tail. Came to hand well. Beautifully balanced, she moved straight and true covering the ground with great forward reach and drive. Presented in top condition and handled well to take Bitch CC and BOB
2nd - Cedarhill Wish Upon a Star JW (Mrs C Dean)
A lovely grizzle bitch of nice size with super head and expression, short strong muzzle, dark eye and good ear set. Lovely reach of neck into well laid shoulder, straight front, neat feet, ribs carried well back and narrow throughout . Good top line and tail set. excellent jacket and pelt. Well angulated quarters and moved with drive but a little close on the day.
3rd - CH Cobstoneway Moon River at Clipstone (Miss E & Mrs J Jackson)
Res - Nantcoch Ffion JW ShCM (Mrs J M Phillips)
VHC - Kentelv Living Single at Stowthorney (Mr R Brewster & Ms J Green)
Entries: 2 Absentees: 0
1st - Int/Am/Can CH Sulan Fancy That (Mrs S J Baxter)
Super 7 year old grizzle of good size, feminine head and expression, correct dentition, dark eye and small neat ears. Correct length of rib, strong loin, level top line and tail set Moved freely with drive. Presented in top condition, with good coat and pelt. Best Veteran
2nd - Borderella Elsa (Mr F & Mrs H Freeman)
a very fit 12 year old grizzle, a well constructed feminine bitch with good head, reach of neck and shoulder, straight front, level top line and good tail set, good length of rib and small neat feet, moved well around the ring, well presented in good coat and condition.