RICHMOND CHAMPIONSHIP DOG SHOW
Sunday 11 September 2017
Firstly, thank you to the Officers and Committee for the invitation to judge. I thoroughly enjoyed my day. My thanks go also to my stewards whose efficiency and organisational skills were second to none. Lastly, thank you all for bringing your Dalmatians under me. The cold, damp conditions and the noise from the adjacent ring seemed to unsettle some of the dogs today, but in the main I was met with happy, outgoing Dalmatians. It has been five years since I judged both sexes and I was pleased to find some top quality dogs and bitches, although there is definitely room for improvement in fronts and tail carriage and a number of the dogs in particular, I felt, were overlong.
1 Williams’ Phadante Brightonrock Handsome 9-year old L/W dog presented in lovely condition. Stood alone today, but thoroughly deserved his placing. Masculine but elegant typical head and good reach of neck. Well laid shoulders, level topline and well muscled rear quarters.
1 Thorne's Spotiray Billy Elliot Of Castleton 8-month old B/W of good size. Well boned baby with attractive head, good dark eye and pleasing expression. Excellent coat, good decoration and tight feet. Presented a balanced outline and moved soundly.
2 Christie’s Laguna Dios Free Falcon by Sophtspot 7-month old B/W dog of longer frame than 1. Well off for bone, lovely dark eye and nicely decorated. Good angulation fore and aft. Not enjoying the cold conditions in the ring today.
1 Hopkin's Rapanooey Red Rose Good looking compact 13-month old B/W dog of good overall balance and conformation. Scored well in head, reach of neck, depth of chest, topline and bend of stifle. Competent handling ensured he made the most of himself both standing and on the move.
2 Gardinor’s Dakata Duranta Well grown attractively marked 16-month old B/W dog. Lovely reachy neck and good front assembly. Level topline, held well as he moved round the ring. Correct tailset, well carried.
3 Healeys’ Doshaburi the Cloud Dragon at Hebemor
1 Hopkin's Rapanooey Red Rose
2 Gibbs’ Phadante Mr Blue Sky JW Nicely made B/W dog, well off for bone and of good size and shape. Just felt he is a little immature in head at present. Good depth of chest, strong hindquarters and well set-on tail.
3 Healeys’ Doshaburi the Cloud Dragon at Hebemor
1 Cobb's Kalokairie's Carbon Copy Most attractively decorated upstanding young B/W dog with good ring presence who gave a good account of himself standing and handled the ring well on the move. Handsome head, elegant neck, clean shoulders and good topline.
2 Healeys’ Doshaburi the Cloud Dragon at Hebemor Substantial L/W dog with strong masculine head and good reach of neck, good depth of chest and well angulated rear.
3 Green & Sears’ Boschendal Simply Red at Judally
1 Gardinor’s Jamesley Pyracantha at Dakata JW Eye catching, well-balanced B/W dog of lovely size with good pigment and well defined spotting. Since I last judged him, he has matured into an elegant, strong, well muscled dog. His good front, well laid shoulders, level topline, well angulated rear and good tailset all made a pleasing picture when standing and his sound movement won him this class and the RCC
2 Hopkin and Hobbs’ Rapanooey Rasputin Slightly heavier B/W dog. Another with excellent pigment and dense bold spotting. Handsome head, good bone and depth of chest. Nice tight feet. Moved very soundly, demonstrating strong drive.
3 Scott-Allen & Davis’s Tolutim Yaffle
1 Green & Sears’ Ch Tolutim Yves St Laurent at Judally Most elegant L/W dog of ideal proportions and balance who has gained his title since I last judged him. In very good coat, with rich liver spotting on a pure white background. Masculine and strong all through with beautifully arched, long and tapering neck, good shoulder placement, well muscled rear quarters and correct tailset. He excels in movement, combining good reach and powerful drive to effortlessly cover the ground. Very pleased to award him his 4th CC
2 Christie’s Ch Sophtspot Gold Dust JW Top quality L/W dog in superb hard condition. Strong in all departments, with appealing head and good decoration of correct liver colour, lovely reach of neck, well bodied, good front and rear angulation, and correct tailset. Covered the ground well and closely considered for the RCC. Just did not have his usual sparkle today.
3 Frandsen’s Multi Ch Skvaa Luxury Item
1 Gibbs’ Ch Phadante Dixie Lily JW B/W. Super B/W 8-year old bitch I have always admired. Presented in tip-top condition. So feminine all through, with classic head and lovely dark eye. Well angulated fore and aft, good topline and depth of chest. Impressive on the move, using the ring to show off her reach and drive. BV
2 Tingeys’ Ch Phaeland Phoenix Phorever by Dallyador JW Still much to be admired about this L/W bitch as her 10th birthday fast approaches. Taller than 1, but balanced, well proportioned and elegant. Retains her attractive head, reach of neck, good depth of chest and well angulated hindquarters.
3 Elys’ Wintermine Flamenco
1 Carricks’ Tessmene Sweet Violet Really liked this feminine 11-month old B/W bitch for her overall conformation and balance. Pretty head, lovely reach of neck, good front, strong hindquarters with good bend of stifle. Attractive decoration. Moved out positively and steadily, covering the ground with ease. BP
2 Littlers’ Dalmark The Kir Royale Finer all through than 1, but ultra feminine 10-month old L/W bitch with attractive decoration on a pure white background. Good reach of neck, level topline and well angulated rear quarters.
3 Thornthwaite’s Cohavrick Symphony
JB (11, 1)
1 Gardners’ Dvojica Chilli Chutney for Wrendragge JW This top quality 15-month old L/W bitch headed up a very strong class. Immediately fills the eye and excels in balance and overall conformation. Well carried and attractively spotted ears frame her feminine, elegant head. Attractive decoration of rich liver colour tops her lovely reach of neck, good depth of chest, well angulated quarters, level topline and correct tailset. Certainly did not disappoint on the move, as she flowed round the ring, tracking well and covering the ground with ease. RCC
2 Neath-Duggan & Baker’s Buffrey Hanky Panky by Dalleaf Spoilt for choice in this class, as this is another young bitch of depth and quality. 14-month old B/W with beautiful decoration, most attractive head and appealing expression, good depth of chest, level topline, well angulated hindquarters and good tailset. Not quite as strong in front as 1, but handled to advantage and used the ring well to show free and rhythmic movement.
3 Lamb’s Dalpetro Diamond
YB (7, 3)
1 Cuthbertsons’ Ellemstra Little Mix With Kalsidoni Well made balanced B/W bitch with distinctive bold markings. Feminine head and good dark eye. Nicely arched neck, deep chest and strong hindquarters with well developed second thigh. Took time to settle on the move today, but demonstrated strong drive and good reach.
2 Leach’s Doshaburi the Crescent Moon Attractive B/W in excellent coat with dense black spotting. Taller and more substantial than 1, but still feminine with good head and appealing expression. Good reach of neck. Well off for bone, level topline, well angulated hindquarters and correct tailset.
3 Finch & Bonner’s Sophtspot Hocus Pocus at Dalticino
1 Haywood-Ridgway’s Luccombe Strawberry Royale Beautifully decorated B/W bitch of good size, symmetrical in outline and very well balanced. Feminine all through, with prettiest of heads, good dark eye, nicely spotted and well carried ears, and appealing expression. A little unsettled when being gone over today, but won this class on her overall conformation and sound movement as she flowed round the ring.
2 Brennan’s Daymadals in the Mood JW Well presented, competently handled B/W bitch built on a larger frame than 1, but still feminine and poised. Well off for bone, good depth of chest, correct tailset. Steady and rhythmic movement.
3 McManus’s Boschendal Ashes of Roses
LB (5, 2)
1 David & Saunders’ Dalticino Interlagos from Dallydyl JW Sh.CM Just could not take my eyes off this beautiful L/W bitch from the moment she entered the ring. Fits the breed standard so well and has such quality and depth that she simply could not be overlooked. Presented in superb condition. Attractive, even markings of rich liver colour. Loved her feminine head, elegant neck, well set shoulders, well sprung ribs, well muscled and well defined hindquarters. Did not put a foot wrong on the move either, combining smooth, free movement with powerful reach and drive. Absolutely thrilled to be able to award her that all-important 3rd CC; and, in the challenge, she pulled out all the stops to take BOB
2 Wilkinson's Gwynmor High Five to Hunacres JW (Imp) Top quality, happy, outgoing B/W bitch of good substance and symmetry. Lovely tight pure white coat with well distributed even spotting. Feminine head, good dark eye, long tapering neck. Clean shoulders and nicely muscled hindquarters with good turn of stifle. Did not show off her qualities on the move today, unfortunately.
3 Tingeys’ Dallyador the Enchantress JW
OB (4, 3)
1 Gardners’ Ch Dvojica Black Again at Wrendragge JW Sh.CM Quality B/W bitch of pleasing size who I have admired from the ringside and is a worthy champion. Has poise and balance. Very pretty feminine head and most appealing expression. Elegant neck, good lay of shoulder, deep chest, level topline, good bend of stifle and correct tailset. Sound, steady and stylish movement completed the picture.