Judges Critiques 2014
Dalmatians (pdf format)
Junior (3 2 abs)
1st Northspirit Born for Glory within Arctictribe.BPIB. Just short of 9 months and very masculine at this tender age. Well set ears with good positioning when alert. Powerful head and jaw with correct length and proportion of muzzle to skull. Dark eye of acceptable shape. Super feet with good depth and protective hair between toes. Well set and carried tail with no excess curl. Would prefer a bit more slope to topline but at this age he is still growing so it will right itself with age. Movement was sound although he was rather playful and enjoying himself to the maximum.
1st Snobruk Forever Wintatrails. RBOB. 19 month bitch with well balanced body and good length of loin giving her the necessary range of movement. Ears well set back though could have a touch more angle forward when alert. Well carried tail in ideal position on the move. Slightly giving impression of slightly less substance than ideal in a sled dog but not disgraced by any means. Maturity will bring significant changes.
1st Snobruk Spirit of Fire at Wintatrails JW. BOB. 3yr male of super type. Eye catching outline with good head shape, broad skull, well set ears at back of skull and well used in a forward tilt when alert. In profile he has just the right length of leg for his height and an equally impressive loin. Correct largish eyes though a touch more rounded than I would prefer. So well muscled and particularly broad through thighs. Good quality coat topped it all off. Moved powerfully and without effort or exaggeration. Unfortunately, not entirely cooperating with his handler today but a top class dog in my opinion.
2nd Indian Dreamcatcher Illa Kuvianartok at Whiteout (imp Pol).
Bernese Mountain Dog.
Grad (3 1 abs)
1st Northmeadow Clio. RBOB. 20 month bitch with happy temperament and a steady mover. Left her coat at home so giving an impression of a less sturdy outline. Beautiful dark eyes, excellent topline and enjoying her day. Higher set ears would have been my preference.
2nd Mountain Crystal Don’t Forget Me At Thiesbern.BPIB. 8 month male. Super mover but a little overawed today.
Open (2 1 abs)
1st Northmeadow Porsche at Thiesbern. BOB. Litter sister to last class winner and very much a ‘swings and roundabouts’ comparison. Eye dark but a little rounder than her sister and giving a hint of looseness. Body of good depth and with characteristic rounded croup. Excellent topline, strong in pastern and moved very well generally. From a cosmetic point of view would prefer a little less white on front leg and maybe blaze but markings sometimes have to give way to type, soundness and construction.
Del Richards (Judge).
Junior (3 1 abs)
1st Arcticskies Magical Dream for Cwmhapus. 10 month male just right for his age. Pleasing head and outline, correct weight, super parallel forequarters and correctly angulated throughout. Topline and tail carriage were a real bonus here. Just needs to continue this way as he matures.
2nd Skimarque Snofall Lacie.
1st Winter Melody Truth Temptation for Cwmhapus. 19 month bitch and in super coat and body condition. Put together nicely with pleasing head and expression, correct angulation and neck just the right combination of strength and beauty. Loved her topline and tailset which was maintained during her sound and smooth gait. Lovely example of the breed.
2nd Skimarque Anna Pavlova.
Open (4 2 abs)
1st Kobuk Midnight Stargazer. 2.5yr male with very attractive head and earset, lovely eye and alert expression. Super straight front with good feet and correct angulation of shoulder and stifle. Just messing about with his topline which tended to affect overall impression of tail carriage. Movement was excellent in all directions.
2nd Skimarque Silver Sno Queen ShCM.
1st Dobe – Lateagain Sasparella Star at Shalissa. Very eyecatching girl with beautiful head, good depth of body, sound and effortless movement and super topline. Looked the part and could not be denied today.
2nd Bullmastiff – Achatesbay Stupid Cupid of Licassa. 3yr girl. Super headpiece with well defined mask, neat ears and excellent strength of jaw. Good body outline and super muscling throughout. Could possibly benefit from a touch more strength of pastern.
3rd Newfie – Acara Kohana JW ShCM. Well boned 3yr girl with super topline, good angulation and sound movement. Just slightly getting bored with it all by this stage.
4th Malamute – Snobruk Spirit of Fire at Wintatrails. Impressive boy with so much to like. Movement, when settled, was excellent but he really needs to get his showing head on.
Puppy Working Group.
1st Newfie – Sakaribear Sending A Kiss to Tallisbay. Real chocolate box baby with type, soundness and in beautiful coat and condition. Hope she grows on exactly as she is!
2nd Dobe – Taevas No Ordinary Love with Ourouse. 8 month girl of beautiful type. Well put together and with super head, eye and expression. Sound and in excellent condition. Close behind 1.
3rd Siberian – Arcticskies Magical Dream for Cwmhapus.
4th Boxer – Chalards Ring of Roses at Robinsteck. Lovely girl of good proportions and typical Boxer bounce! Muscle developing well and in showed in her movement. Attractive headpiece with two distinct ‘boxes’ of skull and muzzle. One to watch.
BEST of RBOB Working Group.
1st Dobe – Taevas No Ordinary Love with Ourouse.
2nd Malamute – Snobruk Forever Wintatrails. Sound moving with good length of leg and well carried tail. A little more development would have seen her placed higher.
3rd Boxer – Robinsteck The Godfather. Sire of Best Puppy I see and he has passed on the best of himself. Good depth of chest, attractive head and moved well once he got his mind on the job.
4th Sib Husky – Kobuk Midnight Stargazer.
I stood in for judge Mr M James who was not able to officiate today. I hope all is now well with him.
Grad (2 1 abs)
1st Thornapple Laissez Le Bon Temps Rouler at Skyjeaney (Ir Jun Ch) (imp USA) 18 month male with more than average promise. Good outline with correct angulation. Excellent topline and croup. Attractive head and beautiful eye. Not quite concentrating today and apt to have his mind elsewhere. When alert, his expression was just perfect!
Open – 2 ent 2 abs.
Grad (2 1 abs)
1st Tonkory I Can’t Wait for Taranza. 11 month bitch with lots of promise, super head and eye, perfect dentition, good balance of head to muzzle and keen expression. Well put together with correct angulation and muscle – no surprise that she moved as well as she did. Awarded her BOB on her showmanship. A really nice one in the making.
Open (3 2 abs)
1st Moshanta Move It Move It JW ShCM. 3yr bitch who ticks all the boxes for type, construction and soundness but didn’t really have her showing head on today. Super outline with excellent topline, tail carriage and general proportions. A joy to watch on the move when she finally cooperated. RBOB.
Belgian Shepherd (Terv)
1st Delator Spring Is Here at Tolnedra. Nearly 2yrs and so much to like. Headpiece is beautifully chiselled with lovely eye. Super outline with correct proportions and depth. Moved with lightness of foot and equal strides. RBOB.
1st Delator Dionysus at Tolnedra ShCM. 7 yr male that clearly stood out for me. Well proportioned head and ears, excellent topline and underline, super tailset and carriage. In the best of coats with typical black tipped hairs in super condition. In movement, he was sound and effortless. Rare to see such a bond between dog and owner – clear to see he would do anything for her and subsequently showed his heart out. BOB and Group 1.
Junior (4 2 abs)
1st Redola Just a Breeze at Kalzan. R. Collie. 10 month and in amazing coat condition. Under the coat, he is correctly made with typical length of body, deep chest and characteristic rise over the loin. Such an attractive head with well carried ears. Could possibly benefit from an ounce or two less weight as it tends to give him a slight roll on the move, but no doubt maturity will solve this small point.
2nd Khushalkan Autumn Pixie NAF. Puli.
1st Khushalkhan The Bogmeister. Puli. 3yr male of ideal boxy shape and correctly corded coat. Fine head with excellent eye and ear set. Correct topline with slightly pronounced wither. Moved with brisk short stepping gait which was particularly impressive from the rear.
Open (3 )
1st Arnscroft Glad Di Ola. Buhund. Best AVNSC Past. 2yr bitch who may have been a tad out of coat but everything else certainly went in her favour. Beautiful head with ideal dark eye and expression, well set neck and lovely topline. Loved her angulation which came into its own when she moved in no-nonsense fashion and kept her lovely outline and tail carriage.
2nd Khushalkhan Candy Floss. Puli.
3rd Strco Chip N Pin Sh CM. GSD.
AV Past Veteran - 2 abs.
1st Terv – Delator Dionysus at Tolnedra.
2nd Sheltie – Lorainian Mr Bojangles at Sherkari JW. Classy 2yr male of great type, well put together, good expression and super coat. Pushed hard for the Group.
3rd Pem Corgi – Pemcader Picture Puzzle. Sorry – notes damaged.
4th R Collie – Redola Just A Breeze.
Best of RBOB Past Group.
1st Terv – Delator Spring Is Here at Tolnedra.
2nd – Pem Corgi – Milkyweys Wildflower at Balletcor. Attractive head and ears, good topline and moved soundly though clearly fed up with her long day.
Hedd Richards (Judge).