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Blackpool 16 Judge
SOFT COATED WHEATEN BLACKPOOL 16
Judge(s): MR GRAHAM DOWDY
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers
Firstly I would like to thank the society for the invitation to judge & also the exhibitors for entering their dogs for my opinion. I was pleased with the quality of the entry. As a general overview, in my assessment of the dogs, I found quite a few which were lacking in substance & feel breeders need to watch rear movement as many exhibits were moving close behind today. I do believe we have a depth of quality within the breed & I found some very exciting youngsters. Overall I found coats to be good with correct texture. Temperaments were excellent without exception.
1 Watkins’ Zaraslake Lucky Seven, 9 months. Masculine head, strong jaw & correct scissor bite. Enough neck into good layback of shoulder, chest down to elbow. Strong bone, level topline & correct tailset. This boy is square & balanced. Coat of good colour & texture. Moved out well font & rear. BPD;
2 Dunhill’s Mothers Finest Jon Snow at Fantasa, 9 months. Also scores in head properties. Correct scissor bite. Lovely reach of neck & shoulder placement. Level topline, good tailset & carriage of tail. Slightly longer in body than 1. Coat of good colour & texture;
3 Tilley’s Janeyjimjams Jubilee Star at Starzak.
1 Jones’ Wheaten Rebels Voice Of Vision for Silverluka, took my eye as he is square & has a balanced outline. Excellent pigmentation, strong jaw & scissor bite. Good length of neck, excellent shoulders, straight front. Good bone & well sprung ribs, topline level when he naturally free stands. Coat of excellent colour & texture. BJD;
2 McFerran’s Kirktonhill Cara Dilis, lovely pigmentation with dark eye & large black nose. Correct scissor bite & ears well set. Moderate length of neck with good shoulder placement. Lovely rear angulation & moved out well. Just preferred coat colour of class winner;
3 Moles & Williams’ Celtannia Extra Suave.
1 Moles & Williams’ Wheaten Goblins Eros for Celtannia, Irish type. Excellent head properties, dark pigmentation. Large teeth. Presents a balanced terrier outline. Moderate length of neck. Good layback of shoulders, depth of chest to elbow. Excellent topline & tailset. Moved with reach & drive, coat maturing well;
2 Roberts’ Loofahsa Andiamo, correct scissor bite, would prefer to see a little more length of neck but has correct layback of shoulder. Level topline & coat of good colour. Still needing to settle on the move but has time on his side;
3 Leverton’s Carbark Good Luck Charm.
1 Revis’ Tiareko Niflheim’s Wizard, quality exhibit throughout. Strong masculine head with correct earset. Very good length of neck flowing into super shoulder placement. Depth of chest to elbow, ribs well sprung. Level topline & well set tail. Coat of good wheaten colour. Moved out well going away & coming towards. Seriously considered for the RCC but not giving his all in the challenge;
2 Catlow’s Flaxella Too Fast For Love at Justjingo, many of the same comments above apply to this boy. Strong head, correct lay of shoulder, deep chest & well boned. Level topline & good rear angulation. Moved & well handled. Just preferred length of neck & tailset of the class winner;
3 Mann’s Starcadia Olympic Goldnson.
By far the best class of the day & spoilt for choice, very close decision for the top spot.
1 Howe’s Daisymaes The Enforcer, this boy never stopped showing. Excellent head properties, strong jaw & correct bite. Excellent length of neck & shoulder placement, straight front. Deep chest, level topline & correct tailset. Well muscled rear with well bent stifles. For me he fits the breed Standard to a T. Moved out with reach & drive. A pleasure to award him the CC, his 3rd, & BOB;
2 Fallon’s Ch Janeyjimjams Jenson, another boy that has superb qualities, dark eye & excellent head properties. Good reach of neck & correct shoulder placement, depth of chest & level topline. Correct tailset & carriage. Good rear angulation. Carried the best coat of the day for both colour & texture. RCC;
3 Omitogun & Matti’s Frontline Mr Feelgood.
1 Gale’s Flaxela Drop Dead Gorgeous, 8 months. Lovely feminine expression, dark eye & pigmentation, correct scissor bite. Excellent shoulder placement & straight front. Depth of chest to elbow. Fabulous topline & tailset. Coat wheaten in colour & maturing nicely. Moved out with reach & drive. Pleased to award her BP & BJ. Delighted to watch her take 2nd in the Puppy Group & 2nd in the Junior Group later in the day. One to watch;
2 Howe’s Flaxela New Vision at Daisymaes, litter sister to the class winner & many of the same points apply. Dark eye, excellent length of neck, good lay of shoulder & depth of chest. Coat of deeper wheaten colour. Lovely rear angulation. Moved out straight front & rear;
3 Roberts’ Janeyjimjams Jubilee Grace.
1 Clarke’s Flaxela Weaver Of Dreams, litter sister to 1 & 2 in puppy class, good expression, dark eye & pigmentation. Fabulous bite & large teeth. Good reach of neck & straight front. Correct lay of shoulder, level topline that she held on the move. Tail set right on top. Balanced outline, moved straight front & rear. Good wheaten colour to coat;
3 Hanna’s Celtannia Extra Confident at Kinaelan, Irish type. Fabulous pigmentation, dark eye, large teeth & correct scissor bite. Balanced outline, excellent shoulder placement & good depth of chest. Level topline & enough rear angulation. Excellent coat with loose wave, moved out well;
3 Holding’s Kirktonhill Cara Alainn.
1 Connor’s Regalred Russian Romance, judged this one as a puppy & she has matured well. Like her for type & balance. Lovely expression, correct bite. Enough neck with good shoulder placement, level topline & sound rear movement;
2 Moles & Williams’ Celtannia Extra Chic, feminine bitch with dark eye. Correct scissor bite, flat skull with excellent ear carriage. Square in outline, depth of chest to elbow. Good rear angulation & moved out well. Coat of lovely texture with wave;
3 Macgregor’s Kirktonhill What I Believe.
1 Herbert’s Calvenace She’s The One at Julibidd, loved her for size & shape, exquisite head, dark eye & pigmentation. Strong jaw & good scissor bite. Lovely reach of neck into excellent shoulders. Good spring of rib, excellent topline & tailset. Ample bend of stifle with well muscled rear, moved easily around the ring displaying reach & drive. Pleased to award her the CC;
2 Shrive’s Emalot Santa Maria, pretty bitch using her ears to show great alertness. Dark eye, correct scissor bite. Good reach of neck & shoulder placement. Strong bone, good depth of chest. Tailset OK. Another who moved out well;
3 Clarke’s Flaxela Everlasting Love.
Three very nice bitches making this a tough class to judge.
1 Moles & Williams’ Kinaelan Cachique at Celtannia, another I have judged as a youngster & she has matured into a super bitch. Dark eye & strong pigmentation. Correct scissor bite. Excellent reach of neck & shoulder placement. Straight front, level topline which she held on the move, tailset bang on. Lovely rear angulation, Coat of good texture with flowing loose waves. Moved out well. RCC;
2 Charleton’s Janeyjimjams Jemima, another bitch having lovely reach of neck & excellent shoulder placement. Level topline with good tailset. Coat of good colour with loose wave. Good rear angulation but today just preferred the more positive movement of class winner.