|Airedale||East Of England 17 Judge's Critique|
East Of England 17 Judge
AIREDALE EAST OF ENGLAND 17
Judge(s): MRS M WARD
A nice quality entry with little between placings, was pleased to see quality in heads and overall body construction with better rear movement, but front movement still needs improving with a slight hackney movement creeping in. My thanks to all including two very helpful stewards for a very enjoyable day and to exhibitors for joining in a minute to remember a fellow exhibitor Elizabeth Oates.
1 Lee's Stargus Santa Rocks, strong majestic dog entered the ring as an Airedale should, on his toes and lovely condition, lovely dark eye and well placed ears with length to head and strength in muzzle without undue width, well ribbed on strong legs with well cushioned feet, substance to match body structure, little space between ribs and hips, brought in lovely condition, lovely rear action on well-muscled hindquarters, pushed hard in the challenge.
2 Toulson's Toulsyork Levity Lester. Lovely strong masculine dog, demands attention and handler gets the best from him, good strong head, but no hint of coarseness, good strong bite, dark eye and used his ears, liked his depth of brisket with good spring of rib, strong well boned legs with neat feet, substance to match body frame, lovely wiry coat, and strength in quarters, just needed to keep top line firmer on the move that made the difference, but pushed above hard and won over another quality dog.
3 Ablard's Katherine's Land Vip Lover.
1 Jackson & Swash Ch Jokyl Wish List, well-proportioned strong masculine dog, brought in tip top condition, loved his length of head with just the right width between ears good proportions between skull and foreface, powerful jaw with teeth to match, good eye with well-set ears that gave you their full attention, strong forelegs with shoulders well laid back, good rib, with short back and just the right amount of coupling, lovely back quarters with length to thighs and hocks well let down, tail on top with plenty behind, no disappointment on the move, move true both fore and aft with power from strong hindquarters, happy to award DCC.
2 Hampton/Hall's Muliebrity Enchanted Bay, well named this sweet just 6 mth baby, but she gave good account and showed well, good head, with length to skull using her eyes and ears with lovey expression, nice neckline with just the right amount of bone and substance in keeping with age, ribs sprung and hindquarters developing, never let handler down on the move and kept tail well up, giving her the edge today.
3 Keay's Kentixen Gold Dust To Jaymitch.
1 Purchon's Jokyl True Romance At Ellwoodkings, nice overall shape and style to this 17mth youngster, showed herself to advantage, attractive head piece not too wide, correct bite nice eye shape and used ears adding to expression, good neckline going into shoulders, well ribbed with nice covering and moving well both ways never let her top line drop and kept tail up throughout.
1 Keay's Jaymitch Zee One And Only, good overall construction, liked her head shape, feminine but not lacking in strength, correct bite, good eye set, uses her ears and looks straight at you lovely expression, plenty of bone without being coarse, well ribbed with just the right amount of substance, good shoulders into strong top line, well-muscled quarters and strong hind legs propelling the power and moving freely.
1 Moules Doraemi One Vision, nice head with length, well filled and not too much width between the ears, good bite with strength in jaw nice eye and ear placement, liked her overall shape with depth to chest and plenty of rib, short compact body, just right for covering, strong hindquarters with good bend of stifle, no problem on the move, going freely with good hind action and top line remaining level, was in good company with two more good bitches but keen expression and well on her toes from the minute she entered the ring gave her the edge today in a good class.
2 Brown's Jokyl Noble Princess For Oceanaire, a beautifully sound quality bitch, good length to head, well filled, nice eye and ear placement, clean strong bite, well boned with plenty of substance and strength, without losing her femininity with good shoulders and plenty of rib well into tuck up and strong hindquarters, no problem on the move with no hint of slackness and top line remaining firm, just needs a little more keenness to show her attributes.
1 Fernandez & Purnell's Ch Jokyl Gold Star, beautiful balanced bitch showing both strength and femininity, from the head, with length of skull and balance of foreface, good eye placement well filled, strength in jaw, correct bite, clean neckline with depth of chest, strong boned legs with good feet, well sprung ribs short coupled into strong well-muscled hindquarters, and equal balance to the tail, stunning profile when viewed from any angle with overall balance from one part flowing into the next with no lack of strength, legs carried straight forward on the move and strong propulsion from the rear, no hint of slackness on the top line, happy to award BCC and BOB.
2 Iwahashi Int Ch Rockridge Jp I Can't Stop Lovin You, another stunning bitch well on her toes with similar attributes as above, and it was a close decision, lovely length to head, and good eye placement, solid compact bitch, liked her overall ratio of bone to substance and muscle, strong front with well boned legs and good neckline, plenty of rib, well waisted into strong hindquarters, tail on top and brought in beautiful condition, strong action on the move with firm strong top line, happy to award RCC.
3 Hampton & Hall's Muliebrity Harmony.
1 Steinke's Wendaire Jokers Zulu Angel, just over 7 years young a well-loved companion who still has her terrier spirit and showed her socks off, nice head shape, good ear and eye placement and used both to enhance expression, still plenty of muscle with good bone and compact body lines, substance just right for covering, no problem on the move moving with enthusiasm both fore and aft with no loss of top line, a credit to her owner, Best Veteran