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Bath 14 Judge
BORDER BATH 14
Judge: Mr S Plane
BEST OF BREED : 1257 IRVING Mrs K M Ch Dandyhow Dr Walter
BORDER JUDGE BATH 14
Thank you to the exhibitors for giving me such a good entry for the first time awarding challenge certificates. Although we had a super sized ring with short grass & level surface, the weather prevented us from using the outer part in some classes. Most of the exhibits were undeterred by the rain & dampness.
1 Hopper’s Esyntona Reindeer Moss, a well grown dog with a strong head, correct eye, well placed shoulders, true front & a flowing topline & tailset, in good form with a well textured coat. He moved with confidence & style;
2 Southam’s Badgerbeck Morgan at Southash, younger than the winner & played his handler up somewhat, he is very pleasing to go over & shows great potential for the future, I liked his narrowness & super neck & shoulder, in good condition, at the moment was erratic on the move;
3 Pile’s Tarkaswell Dr Zhivago.
1 Hollingsbee’s Otterwood Caius, a bl/t of good type, he has a balanced head with strength of muzzle, correct mouth, neat ear & well placed shoulders, level topline & well angulated quarters, showed & moved steadily. Lovely coat texture;
2 Gordon’s Tarkatale Just George, finer pup & not as finished in head as the winner, dark eye, neat fine ear, well boned front, pleasing topline, crisp textured coat. Showed steadily.
1 Jackson’s Clipstone Starshine, this youngster has a classy outline with a balanced head, good eye giving a good expression, stands well in front with well placed shoulders flowing into a good topline, easily spans & a sound mover. His coat had a lovely texture;
2 Matthews’ Tojamatt Warlord, another very pleasing dog, so like the winner, nice head & eye, correct mouth, very straight front with well placed shoulders, tight fitting coat in good condition, easily spans, just not the steadiness of the winner on the move;
3 Guvercin’s Glebeheath Name That Tune.
1 Roslin-Williams’ Mansergh Burne Jones, a very honest dog with a balanced head, correct mouth, straight front, of good bone, easily spans, good topline. Showed steadily & was sound but not too enthusiastic & could use his tail to advantage;
2 Hollingsbee’s Otterwood Cyrus, this dog is a touch bigger than the winner, he has an attractive head, correct mouth, lovely shoulders. In fuller coat than the winner but not too happy moving in the poorer conditions;
3 Speake’s Cedarhill Stargazer.
1 Yeates’ Bristoc Rock The Boat, lovely outline but carrying a thicker coat over his neck which detracted slightly, balanced head, neat ear. On handling was good over the neck & shoulder, very sound on the move & carried his tail well;
2 Martin’s Bortino Red Emperor, actually preferred the head on this dog who has much to like about him, well placed shoulders, spans well, very sound behind but careless in front action coming towards me;
3 Mudd’s Breckgreen Blue Steel Ironfield.
1 Gordon’s Tarkatale Midnight Memory, a classy outline on this dog who has balance, very pleasing in head, true front, having well placed shoulders, strode out well & kept his topline, used his tail well, thick pelt & easily spans. Awarded him the RCC in good competition;
2 Hall & Ellis’ Brackenfell Bok To Bach, slightly bigger than the winner but very attractive he is well made & so has the correct shape, well set tail, spans easily, close up to the winner. Not quite the head qualities of the winner;
3 Ramus’ Onthill Amaretto.
1 Irving’s Ch Dandyhow Dr Walter, a quality headed dog of good breed type, he has balance & style on the move, keeps his outline & has a free easy stride, his coat was well presented & of good texture. He was in good muscletone over his well constructed body. His head is balanced with a good muzzle, neat ears & a good expression. I was pleased to award him the CC & BOB;
2 Squibbs & Barker’s Cobstoneway Lazy River, another lovely headed dog with well placed ears, racy in outline, good angulation behind, spans well & his grizzle coat was well prepared. He gave a good account of himself on the move;
3 Privezentseva’s Multi Ch Stella Rover Akko.
1 Axford & Irving’s Dandyhow Dumb Waiter, this old man showed his pleasure to be in the ring, his tail wagging gently throughout, well prepared coat of good texture & carrying no surplus fat;
2 Freeman’s Bolt Tail Jebba, touch larger than the winner all through but his construction was correct with a sweet head, in super coat;
3 Newman’s Nookshot Highland Toffee.
1 Hopper’s Esyntona Honeysuckle, a very promising puppy who should have a good future, best of heads, lovely eye & expression, free mover & her coat had been well prepared, spans easily with a loose pelt, very free easy sound mover which won her BP;
2 Brown’s Shammick Tarka Girl, a bl/t with much to like about her, attractive head & eye, well placed shoulders with well angulated quarters, showed steadily & soundly;
3 Sansom’s Tarkaswell Doctor’s Orders.
1 Bladen’s Emblehope Dance And Dance, another promising youngster who also must have a good future, lovely head & eye, correct mouth, true front, keeps her topline on the move, lovely coat texture, spans correctly, happy showgirl;
2 Roberts’ Smalesmouth Skylark, slightly longer than the winner with a sweet head, good expression, correct mouth, lovely neck & shoulder into a good front, well set tail, loose pelt;
3 Haydon & Gibbings’ Heatherdrift Foxglove at Earthtaw.
1 Parry’s Glebeheath Maiden Name at Oakyard, lovely headed bitch of good type, she has balance & benefits from being a free mover, dark eye giving a good expression, neat ear, strong quarters giving correct hind movement;
2 Matthews’ Abisu Solataire at Tojamatt, very attractive bitch of good type, balanced head with a good expression, lovely run in of neck & shoulder, very tight fitting coat of good texture, moved soundly. Showed herself very well & capably handled;
3 Southam’s Gameway Magical at Southash.
1 Haydon & Gibbings’ Earthtaw Elegant, this bitch is good for shape & size, in good form, attractive head & correct mouth, true front & spans easily, good to go over with a coat of correct texture;
2 Roslin-Williams’ Mansergh Plusfours, very nice headed bitch with a beautiful neck & shoulder, true front, very racy in outline, happy on the move, will look better with more coat;
3 Bekker’s Maryvics Quintessence.
1 Irving’s Dandyhow Femme Fatale, a well made bl/t in fuller coat, balanced head, correct mouth, true front, strong quarters, well coupled & showed steadily. Gave a good outline when standing;
2 Morgan’s Blewecourt Indiana, touch bigger than the winner, well balanced head, dark eye giving a good expression, well placed shoulders giving a good run into a firm body, well set tail;
3 Dean’s Tyrian Rosamunde.
1 Hyslop’s Baywillow Brown Braid, I thought this grizzle looked well in her class but in the challenge she just seemed to stand away more, very appealing in head, so well balanced, good body & topline, carrying the correct amount of body weight, super coat & condition, strong quarters, moved really well, won the CC her first I believe;
2 Dean’s Tyrian Fifth Element, so like the winner for size & shape, not quite the balance of head as the winner, she is quite well constructed, showed well & moved steadily behind;
3 Jenkins’ Badgerbeck Prada.
1 Jackson’s Ch Cobstoneway Moon River at Clipstone, very appealing having a true outline & for breed type, sweet head, true front & lovely run in, her front angulation matched her rear, so well tight fitting coat of good texture. Won the RCC;
2 Roberts’ Badgerbeck Fiasco, more compact than the winner with a good head & eye, happy mover with a well carried tail, good quarters, lovely coat;
3 McPherson’s Brumberhill Bonjour.
1 Parsons’ Kyscafter Nimue, attractive headed grizzle gives a good outline & remains sound both ends;
2 Speake & Tart’s Aurora’s Popcorn, older than the winner but gave a good account of herself, lovely coat texture;
3 Hyslop’s Rubicon Raincloud.