I last judged this variety in early 2016. I found today that most of the males shown were slightly over 11 pounds, only a couple of bitches were over 11. There was one exhibit that would have benefitted from more weight, if it had been any thinner I would have had no hesitation in excluding it from the ring. Teeth were clean and one with an incorrect bite, a couple of puppies still had their baby canines in which really needs addressing to prevent any further problems. My hands were very dirty at the end of judging. Movement on the whole wasnít too bad. Same old problems with upright shoulders and short upper arm but I do feel length of ribbing needs addressing, so many were short, very important for long ribs to support that back! Feet and nails need improving, too many with nails too long, so although it will not help a badly shaped foot it can help a good foot be better if the nails are kept shorter. Sadly temperaments have not improved, too many showing nervousness! I was delighted with my principal winners.
VD (1) Phillips Ch Curtisey Boogy Woogy JW Excellent coated brindle, has masculine head, would prefer less round eye, good forequarter construction, enough hind angulation and he moved ok.
1st Thorn-Andrews Drakesleat Evan Sent, brindle just 6 months, lovely type, fabulous head, good neck, well placed shoulder, good ribs and well angulated hindquarter, coat could be harsher, he moved out well. RDCC, BPD and he would have been BP but sadly his owner was engaged at the Houndshow so he was taken in for the BP challenge by a very good young handler, but he was a little overawed by this and didnít want to move for her.
2nd Kentís Barrantini Ready to Rumble at Lokmadi. Red, harsh coat, has good head and eye, enough neck with well placed shoulder, ribs ok, preferred the outline winner on go round.
1st Kugow & Holt Waldmeister Jonah, excellent coated brindle with super temperament, and although I do not care for the very heavy low exhibit I just felt that this boy was just a tad too far the other way, he is just a shade high on the leg and a touch narrow throughout. Good feet and bone, enough forechest and plenty of ribbing.
2nd Jones Carlita Sunrise, much preferred the type on this brindle but sadly he was very worried about the proceedings and did not give of his best.
1st Kirkwood-Emery Helydon Laird Loki, has lovely breed type, excellent head, lovely front construction, well ribbed up with well angulated hind quarters, moved out well. Would have considered him further if his temperament was stronger.
2nd Thorn-Andrews Drakesleat Ivor Notion, 6 month B/T on his 1st outing so was very overawed by everything, excellent proportions, has wonderful head, lovely feet and bone, prominent forechest and well laid shoulder, lovely hind end, one to watch when his confidence grows.
1st Flowers & Smith Vostock-Zapad Viking for Bingobongo. B/T with harsh coat, masculine head with correct eye, prominent forechest with well laid shoulder, good hind end and well ribbed, presented a balanced outline when going round.
2nd Fulton Bothlyn Super Trouper, excellent type on this exhibit, has very good construction with good angulation at both ends, has enough ribs, feet and bone are ok, just didnít give his best when moving.
1st Heather Ravensbeech Rossini with Whiteorchard. Good coat, moved out with drive which won him this class, has balance and good type.
2nd Rose Ridanflight Rock on Tommy, masculine head, well angulated at both ends, correct proportions, good ribbing, preferred first on profile movement
Jones Ch Bimini Starstruck, light brindle who was the standout male here today. Great breed type, masculine head with good eye, lovely neck running into well placed shoulder, prominent forechest, good bone and feet, correct length with good ribbing, excellent top and underline, well angulated hindquarters with correct movement. Sound temperament. DCC.
Ch D (1)
1st Thorn-Andrews Drakesleat Hostile Takeova, another exhibit with lovely breed type from this kennel, excellent head, good bone and feet, well ribbed, lovely proportions.
MPB (7, 2abs)
1st Rose Dexidax Doris Day at Ridanflight, brindle baby with lots to like, pretty head, has good angulations, good bone and feet, moved confidently.
2nd Crossman Janter Calliope, another very nice puppy, has everything in the right place, just her confidence needs to grow.
PB (6, 1 abs)
1st Weeks Beldrew Flora at Avon, won this class on her movement, feminine head, she kept a very nice outline both stacked on the move. BP
2nd Kirkwood Helydon Magical Mika, balanced brindle bitch, coat could be harsher, good neck and well laid shoulder, hind end ok, needs more confidence.
JB (9, 1abs)
1st Crossman & Kennedy Janter Bee Forever, I really liked this young bitch, she has good type, pretty head, good fore and hindquarters, long ribbing, she just needs to grow her confidence
2nd Tomsett Dajeanís Happy Sunbeam, good coat, feminine head, has nice hindquarters, would prefer more ribs.
1st Daykin Barrantini Angels Eve, compact brindle with lots to like, head ok, enough forechest, well laid shoulder, good ribs, well angulated hindquarter, moved out soundly.
2nd Kirkwood-Emery Helydon Jingle Bells, another very typy bitch from this breeder, has feminine head, good topline, very nice hind quarters, moved out well.
LB,( 8, 2abs)
1st Pain Russteck Nicely Nicely for Ravensbeech, balanced, great coat, feminine head, very nicely constructed with lovely shoulder and well angulated hindquarters, lovely outline kept when moving, sound mover. RCC.
2nd Jones Bimini Blue Moon JW. Lovely type on this bitch, balanced, well angulated both ends, good ribs and sound mover, close decision between 2 very nice bitches.
OB (6, 1 abs)
1st Danceís Emem Gloria Sunshine. Brindle bitch I have admired from a puppy, extrovert temperament, excellent proportions, great bone and tight feet, enough forechest, well laid shoulder, long ribbing, well angulated hindquarter, super sound movement, BCC and won BOB over a super dog as I felt she had a shade more reach and drive when going round.
2nd Smithís Drakesleat Prim Ďní Proper for Alncroft TAF, expertly handled by her young owner, sound mover, beautiful head, balanced with correct proportions, excellent ribbing, lovey bone and feet, a very nice exhibit unlucky to meet first.
Ch B (2)
1st Daykins Ch Barrantini Hot Gossip JW, lovely temperament, good proprtions, head ok, nicely angulated at both ends, well ribbed, sound mover.
2nd Kirkwood-Emery Ch Helydon Fabulous Freya, balanced, lovely type, feminine head, good neck, well laid shoulder, tight elbows, good ribs, hind quarters ok, sound mover.