A big thank you to my two very capable stewards who worked well with me and with a happy, pleasant disposition. A good sized ring with hard surface which enabled me to see movement easily. Overall a good entry with some quality exhibits but we still have too many with tails set too high, and some exhibits lacking in width of front and body.
Still overall I found plenty of our wonderful breed with lots to like and I found this very encouraging for the future.
1 Gibbs' Tolkain Storm King From Phadante. Six and a half mth black spotted youngster of ideal size, balanced with good make and shape. Well proportioned male head with good eye colour, level back, and correct tail set. Just needs time to settle to his task.
2 Barrett's Taliory Saddleside Legend. Well grown boy, nicely decorated. Good make and shape shown in good condition. Head has developed well, correct ear carriage and eye colour. Strength over loin and correct tail set.
3 Tomlinson's Swingle River Mr Smee
1 Locke-McFadzean's Caprillis Panache Over Sassafrass (Imp USA) . Black spotted all male. Big and strong with lovely head and expression. Lengthy neck, shoulders correct, strong back and good length of rib. Strength over the loin, moved with purpose.
2 Barrett's Taliory Saddleside Legend
3 Tomlinson's Swingle River Mr Smee
1 Sims' Mullabouy Magic Man For Snowspeeder. Boldly spotted black who is settled nicely in the showring. Lovely head and expression with good length to muzzle and dark eyes. Shown in good condition. Deep chest and level back. Strong over the loin, good width of thigh. Good tail set. Moved well.
2 Millington's Capearlla It's On Ice. Nicely grown youngster, with time on his side. He's a lovely make and shape when standing. Is full of energy making it difficult to assess today, needs to settle on the move.
3 Finlay's Dalfin Actual Fact
YD (2, 1)
1 Todhunter-Robinson's Millbelle Rocky Mountain. A soundly constructed liver boy who stood alone but very much deserved first place. Is in hard condition with strong muscletone. Plenty of chest room and strong level back. He strode around the ring with ease and style.
PGD (4, 1)
1 Gardinor's Dakata Duranta. Handsome black spotted boy of correct size. Lovely head and well constructed front. Reachy neck and level topline. Well sprung ribs giving roomy chest and good shape underneath. Strong over loin with good width of thigh, correct tail carriage. Moved with ease.
2 Alexander's Offordale Griffin. Quality dog of sound construction. Well proportioned and balanced. Moved with steady even stride. Just preferred make and shape of first.
3 Pawson's Cragvallie Viny's Chance
LD (8, 2)
1 Gibbs' Phadante Mr Blue Sky JW ShCM. Boldly spotted male shown in tip top condition. Well muscled and balanced throughout. Holds his topline well on the move.
2 Gardinor's Jamesley Pyracantha At Dakata JW. Difficult to split these two. He is another worthy winner. Classic male soundly constructed with strength and power. Easy rhythmic action.
3 Marley & Libby's Bellili's D'Amore De Loin ShCM
OD (6, 2)
1 Winflash Hugo Boss. A black spotted male of the correct size. Ideal head, well carried ears, dark eyes and ears used well to give overall picture of an intelligent dog. Sound in front with well placed shoulders. Correct withers and level back. Strong topline and correct tailset. Hocks strong and well let down. His movement is powerful with long reach and drive. Deserved the CC today.
2 Neath-Duggan & Baker's Ch Buffrey Incognito By Dalleaf JW. A worthy champion who is sound and well constructed enabling him to move with an even steady gait. Handled to perfection. Res CC
3 Whincup's Tamilanda Midnight Lilly JW
1 Barrett's Shulune Ch Ice Phantom Of Dalamanti ShCM. At almost 9 years old, he is still a handsome Champion dog who continues to put some youngsters to shame with his positive movement. Well constructed with strong topline and good muscletone.
Sp Beginners D (2)
1 Hopkin's Rapanooey Red Rose JW. Well pigmented black with lovely dark eye. Well off for bone. Soundly made and movement good.
2 Powson's Cragvallie Vinny's Chance. Black spotted dog. Well made with good bone and muscle. Strode out well.
1 Barrett's Dalamanti Ice Ruby JW ShCM. Pretty feminine bitch with lovely head and expression. Well constructed and sound. Free movement.
2 Powson's Cragvallie Vinny's Chance
3 Pace's Big Addo
1 Burrows' Ellemstra Tough Cookie At Sharcalu. Eyecatching black spotted puppy full of confidence. She has a beautiful head, and long reachy neck with nicely developed wither. Her topline is strong and she has good angulation front and rear. Plenty of chest room. Nice tight feet. Moved freely and easily to cover the ground well. Well deserved BPIB
2 Petersen's Daedalus Grand Finale. Another promising puppy, showing quality with plenty of round bone and substance. She is well pigmented with a thick glossy coat. Head is so feminine with lovely dark eyes. Nice length of neck and correct shoulder placement. Round straight legs and level back. Correct tail set and carriage. She can move with a steady easy stride.
3 Tingey's Dallyador Secret Addiction
PB (8, 2)
1 Hartley & Griffiths' Miragua Heart To Heart. Deeply pigmented black. Well off for bone and full of substance. Balanced and sound all through. She has a lovely head with nice reach of neck and firm topline. Correctly set tail carried well. Moved very well once she settled.
2 Thomas' Philcarthom One And Only. Black, even spotting on tight white coat. Puppy of good size and soundly constructed to give her a balanced outline. Has a lovely head and dark eyes giving tender expression. She moved steadily with purpose. Carried her topline well on the move and stands on very good feet. Once she gains more confidence she should do well.
3 Millington's Gloriandus Royal Elation Of Capearlla (Imp)
JB (7, 1)
1 Watts & Jackson-Peatling's Tamilanda Continental Song. Beautiful top quality bitch with plenty of time on her side to gain in confidence. Is eyecatching with her deep black spotting and sparkling white coat. Her overall outline is wonderful to see and she did not let me down on the move today. She showed a free flowing action with style and panache. She has a well arched neck, good shoulders and clean withers. Has good bone and plenty of substance and yet she still retains her femininity. Delighted to award her top honours CC and BOB
2 Morgan's Malbreow Wish Upon A Star. Another lovely bitch who has plenty to like. She is elegant yet has strong bone and good muscle tone. She moved with purpose with good length of stride.
3 Barrett's Dalamanti Ruby Raider
1 Page's Winflash Miss Dior. Nicely marked liver of sound construction. Lovely head and expression. Has strong bone and good muscle tone. Decent width of thigh. Level topline and correct tail set carried well on the move. Displayed a strong, powerful driving movement.
2 Hobbs & Whiting's Rapanooey Rascallion. Much to like about this liver bitch. She has a good outline and is balanced. Moved soundly.
3 Scoffin's Rapanooey Parade Of Palms At Dalstation
1 Wilshaw's Tamilanda Calla Lilly. Lightly marked black bitch. Lovely head with kind expression from dark eyes and well carried ears. Balanced with cleancut outline. Long reachy neck into well placed shoulders. Strength throughout and steady easy stride.
2 Scallion's Rapanooey Parade Of Palms At Dalstation. Built on similar lines as first. Feminine head and expression. Sound construction with good bones and muscle tone. Moves steadily.
3 Graham's Dotlun Sorellas Phancy
LB (10, 4)
1 Lamb's Dalpetro Diamond JW. Black spotted girl with good pigment and tidy decoration. Attentive to handler she stands proudly showing her many attributes. Well off for bone with plenty of substance yet still very feminine. Has good width to chest and plenty of depth. Topline is strong and level, is balanced with good angulation both front and rear to give a delightful picture. Moved well once she settled with correct tail carriage and reach and drive. RCC
2 Whincup's Tamiland Pick-A-Lilly JW. Quality bitch of good size and balance. Lovely feminine head, well defined wither and level back. Strong over loin. Moved with style at one with her handler.
3 De Rozario & Webb & Chrystal's Jemblewood Jelly Bean (IKC)
OB (11, 3)
1 Neath-Duggan & Baker's Ch Buffrey Hanky Panky At Dalleaf JW. Another quality bitch. As always beautifully presented and shown in pristine condition with sparkling coat. Well constructed with balance from all angles. Steady powerful movement with a long even stride.
2 Wright's Ch Milbelle Fernie JW JWW 18. Quality bitch built on classic lines. Feminine through and through. Lovely expression. Head so pretty. She is built correctly and moves with steady, easy action.
3 Wilkinson's Ch Gwynmor High Five To Hunacres (Imp) JW
1 Haywood & Ridgeway's Ch Luccombe Strawberry Dream JW. Pleasure to go over this elegant lady. She still stands proudly for her owner. Shown in good hard condition to belie her years and moved out with rhythm and style showing her classic lines. Best Veteran
2 Neal's Tolkain Portobello Belle. Quality bitch shown in good condition with plenty to like. Moved with ease.
3 Lamb's Dalpetro Diva JW
Sp Beginners B (3, 1)
1 Noble's Shulune Celtic Snapdragon At Reubedu. Liver bitch of good size with round bone and plenty of substance. Has a lovely head with kind dark eyes. Good angles, looks balanced and moves ok.
2 Graham's Dotlun Sorellas Phancy. Heavily pigmented black of good make and shape. Moved well.