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National Terrier 14 Judge
WEST HIGHLAND WHITE NATIONAL TERRIER 14
Judge(s): MRS PAT MOLONY (KILLYNETHER)
I was thrilled to judge my breed at the National Terrier Ch Show and pleased to have a quality entry. Heads on the whole were good, though some were broad but lacked the required stop that gives that piercing expression a Westie should have. I had no incorrect mouths and some really excellent ones. I found some exhibits lacked muscle but that is not surprising after the wet winter we have had. Upper arms need to be watched, we are losing the correct angulation in some cases and if this happens it can be seen in the front movement. All coats were harsh and white, a few could have had less furnishings but that is a minor thing. I had no white residue on my hands either during or after judging. There were some very strong classes especially the two Open Classes which gave me plenty to think about.
1.Dale’s Hopecharm Ed Turner at Lynnsto, cobby dog, very good head, excellent mouth, well laid shoulders, short coupled, strong backend, moved and showed well.
1.Carlin and Gillott’s Lizandycris Line Me Up, very eye catching young dog, excellent head and mouth, correct reach of neck into well laid shoulders, well balanced, good backend moved and showed well, should have a bright future –Best Puppy
3.Bradbury’s Petalam Full Beam.
1.Coley’s Kingsview Warwick, just my type, quality young dog, excellent head, piercing expression, correct reach of neck, clean shoulder, level topline, excellent hindquarters, well muscled, moved with drive. One for the future.
3. Bell’s Pentangle Hello Oscar, three very nice young dogs.
1. Gale’s Bocans Bolt to Bellevue, presented a lovely outline, head okay, good mouth, good reach of neck into well laid shoulders. Level topline, short coupled, good hind angulation, to nit pick I would like more body on him.
2. Windram’s Louie Conquistador, good head, level topline but carrying a lot of coat, good backend but very unsettled on the move.
1. Strand’s Crinan Code Name Westlake, very promising free showing young dog. Excellent head and fabulous mouth, good reach of neck into well laid shoulders, level topline which he held on the move, good hind angulation, moves and shows so well.
3.Windram’s Leonardo Ventura.
Lovely class with some difficult decisions.
1. Kabel and Bouwhuis’s Llovall a King of Hearts, caught my eye as soon as he came into the ring, nice size and type of dog, carrying correct body weight, all male. He has matured really well since I saw him last year. Good head, perfect scissor bite, correct reach of neck into well angulated shoulders, excellent hindquarters, covered the ground well, at one with his handler, RCC.
3.Corri’s Inverglen Lord of the Manor.
Excellent class, gave me plenty to think about, all quality males.
1. Metcalfe’s Flassendale Fairlie, I judged this dog as a Junior and he had really come on since then, love his balance and showmanship, catches your eye as he moves round the ring. Good head, really broad jaw, correct bite, correct reach of neck into well laid clean shoulders, good return of upper arm, short coupled, strong hindquarters, moves and shows so well for his handler, pleased to award him CC, his third.
2.Fox’s Ch Hillsted Same Again, taller free showing dog, good head, perfect scissor bite, correct shoulder, level topline, short coupled, good hind angulation, moves with drive and enthusiasm, just preferred the size of 1.
3. Flamang’s Ch D VDH/KFT Ch Magic Mondriaan Vom Maerchengarten BJS BS.
2. Davison’s Braxquin Forget Me Not, taller puppy, good head and mouth, good straight front, level topline, good hind angulation, showed and moved well, not quite as good in shoulder as 1.
3. Bartley’s Atelib Moon Aura
1. Coley’s Karamynd So What at Kingsview, eye catching bitch, well put together, good head and mouth good reach of neck into well placed shoulders, level topline, strong hindquarters which drove her round the ring, moved and showed so well.
2. Carlin and Gillott’s Lizandycris Talula, well bodied bitch who also had a very good head and mouth, good front assembly, correct reach of neck into well laid shoulders, level topline, good backend, moved and showed well. Would like a little less furnishings. Unlucky to meet 1.
1.Hunt’s Kellethrigg Lucky Charm, nicely balanced bitch, good head and mouth, good reach of neck into well laid shoulders, level topline, good bend of stifle, strong backend, moves well.
2. Bacon’s Reifrandies Furzey at Cabon, slightly different balance to 1, head and mouth okay, well laid shoulders though bulkier than 1, good hindquarters, moved ok but not as positive as 1
1. Morton’s Swifdon Stormy Days, well balanced bitch, good head and mouth, correct reach of neck into well placed shoulders, strong hindquarters, moved and showed well.
2. Jenkinson’s Highcross Charmer, really liked this bitch also but feel she could benefit from carrying less weight. Good head and mouth, good shoulder placement and return of upper arm, level topline, lovely coat, strong backend and moves so well.
3. McLoughlin’s Llovall Look Here Ley Hey
1. Egremont Seventh Heaven, very eye catching well balanced bitch, just my type, good head and mouth, straight front, well laid shoulders, excellent hind angulation, fluent mover, shows so well, RCC.
2. Hand’s Crinan Calista, another quality bitch, so well put together, good head and mouth, very laid shoulders though heavier than 1, short coupled, level topline, strong hindquarters, moves fluently, these two have all the essentials for the upper house.
3. Lancaster’s Clanestar Cloud Chaser JW
Best overall class of the day, five quality exhibits, making decisions hard for me.
3. Gaydon’s Ch Gilbri Town Tease.
Pat Molony (Judge)