I found that heads
remain a problem in this variety with too many having
weak under jaws, snipey muzzles, round bulbous eyes and
Mouths were in the
majority good although one or two had misplaced teeth,
missing teeth and small teeth. Bone was lacking in a few
and I was surprised that several were shy. Movement was
varied although toplines were good in the vast majority.
On the plus side there were no thin exhibits and all but
one were in very good overall condition. Ribbing and
fronts were reasonable and only a few exhibited too much
wrinkle on the front legs. I was looking for a
balanced hound that had the correct structure and muscle
and that had some attitude and showmanship. One that was
balanced and could move well, and generally looked like
a standard in miniature. One who was fit for function,
whether that be a working hound, an extravagant show dog
or a healthy happy pet.
Minor P D [6/1abs]1st
BP . Res CC and Res BPIS Ergis’ “Siouxline
Levi”Promising d with all the essentials I was looking
for. Moved out with style and didn’t fall apart after
one circuit of the ring. Masculine head with correct
eye. Good mouth. Developing well for age. Confident
despite his youth. Most promising.
“Swingletrees Razzamatazz” Similar to one but not as
advanced. Needs to tighten all round and gain a little
more confidence but surely this will come?
Puppy D [7/1abs]
“Ardenrun Aeron into Minimead” Clear red who has a well
developed forechest. Won this class on his steady
Junior D [2/1abs]
“Wolverflow Captain Bellamy” Masculine head and well
Just needs to grow in
Post Grad D [5/1abs]
“Lokmadi Blushing Groom at Minimead” Although a tiny one
he moved well and had a strong personality. Well
balanced and well made.
Shuker’s “Yewlitt Dougal” All male exhibit who was close
up to one. Just preferred outgoing nature and eye of
Burton;s “Swingletrees Just in Time
Limit D [12/2abs]
1st CC BOB
Res BIS Andison and Peel’s “Clentry Black Pudding”. B/T
all male exhibit who had the attitude and movement I
was looking for. Masculine head and correct eye.
Balanced angulation. Correct height to length ratio.
Kept lovely outline in profile and moved with drive when
viewed from behind. Can’t believe this was his first
major win as he stood away for me today. An excellent
dog who should carry his title with ease.
“Siouxline Zebedee JW” Another exhibit that I liked. He
too moved well and kept going. Just preferred the eye
and feet of one, but certainly not disgraced with this
Phillips’ “Jentiki red Chilli Pepper of Robinswood”
Open D [5/1abs]
Herrington’s “Kathington Coeur de Lion” This exhibit
excelled in profile movement and in keeping a good
outline. Well made dog with all the essentials.
“Ch D’Arisca I Do Declare”. At the stack this dog would
have won the class as he presented an excellent picture,
but on the move just preferred topline of one. Another
Williams’ “Cwmdarhian cant Touch This”
Minor Puppy B [8/2abs]
O’Rourke’s “Sunsong Sea Anenome” One and two were close
in this class and so I kept them going around until they
sorted themselves out. One held a tidier outline on the
move and settled into her stride just slightly better
Bourne’s “Yaapeet Saskia Promising little b who will do
well as she matures.
Burton’s “Swingletrees Eiderdown”
Puppy B [9/2abs]
Salisbury’s “Brocklewood Calypso” Caught my eye as soon
as she came into the ring, and on the move did not
disappoint. Won this class with some in hand. Good
“Swingletrees Eiderdown Sound little puppy giving a lot
away to one in maturity.
Lombardelli’s “Myleforbe Fleur De Lys at Kelmbeck
Junior B [14/5abs]
“Willowheath Prudence” Small and sound. A shade low for
my preference but moved well and kept a good outline.
Good type and temperament.
Shelton’s “Barisse Arbennik Isoldes Endeavour. Similar
in quality to one and close up. Just preferred one’s
rear action on the day.
Mitchell’s “Bronia Carmina at Imirika”
Post Grad B [8/3abs]
“Bronia Caprice to Denver” Won this class on her driving
movement. Looked good in profile. Sound temperament.
Small but balanced.
Melbourne’s “Melriding Berengaria” Not quite as steady
behind as one but otherwise close up. Liked her for type
Salisbury’s “Brocklewood Black Velvet.
Limit B [14/3abs]
“Cedax Octavia Surprise for Deercroft JW” Won an
impressive limit class. Liked her for balance and style.
Moved very well back and forth and kept a good picture
Melbourne and Holdsworth’s “Sioux Alliance with
Another lovely bitch
who had a good head and was well made. Just felt she
started to lose her topline very slightly after the
Winchurch’s “Brianolf Opalite”
Open B [9/2abs]
Hunt’s Cwmdarhian Back to Alabama at Carpaccio JW
Lovely balanced b/t.
Moved so well in profile and forward and back. Difficult
to fault and shown in sparkling condition. Liked her
2nd Res CC
Blackburn-Bennett’s “Ch Lokmadi Sea Holly at Stargang”
Another super b with
great head and character. Just fractionally preferred
rear drive of one but it was close.
Blackburn’s “Ch Sonderbar Billie Jean at Stargang”