A good entry numerically. For the first time judging the Mini Smooths I found a few which I felt were needing more covering on their frame – usually with overlong dogs who pushed the scales. A worrying point about welfare. A lot of quality in some classes but I felt that too many were too low to the ground for the recommended breed balance. Many thanks to my stewards Marjorie Coar & Angela Huxley who stayed with me throughout a long day.
MPD 1 Bronia Stefano, almost 9 months b/t of good length & excellent construction, good eye & skull, could have a little more underjaw. Moved well. Good forechest. I’d prefer a little more ground clearance. Great promise. Just needs to firm up as he matures; 2 Mosiarto Mister Valentine, 8 months red with lovely head & eye. Good proportions but not the front angulation of winner which showed in his front action. Lovely feet; 3 Indistar Buddy Buzz. PD 1 Stargang Davil May Care of Robinswood, 10 months red, I liked his proportions & balance. Excellent head & eye. Good spring of rib but I would prefer a longer ribcage. Scored in feet & front action here. In beautiful condition & an excellent temperament & carriage. BPD; 2 D’Arisca Danish Diplomat, 11 months, elegant dog who is a little long for balance but good ribcage. Excellent head & eye. Front feet & front action not as good as winner; 3 Klynerbynenr Trademark. JD 1 Wolferlow Will Scarlet, 13 months, balanced with good length of ribcage. Needs more forechest. Good head & eye. Scored in rear action & marginally in front; 2 Wilmerella Wells Fargo, 17 months, makes a nice picture standing for outline & has a better forechest than the winner, high in the hock & this shows in his rear action. Front action could be cleaner. Carries a good topline; 3 Carpaccio Just My Luck with Hamoura. UGD 1 Arbennik St Thomas of Robinswood, 2 year old, a little low to the ground but scoring in front assembly & ribcage. Good head & eye. Needs more rear angulation & this shows in his wide rear action; 2 Dynastydax Diamond Geezer, 10 months, I liked his balance for length & ground clearance but his front assembly results in poor movement. Carries a good topline. A little wide in skull. PGD 1 Melriding Lambert Simnel of Garlandelms, 2years red, balanced & sound & carries himself well. Needs a little more front angulation. A touch strong in head but scored in his front reach & carriage; 2 Danton Mr Brown at Wolferlow, choc/t with a better head & has good ribcage, straight in forehand & lacks forechest so his front reach is limited. Coat rather dull; 3 Stargang High Hopes of Robinswood. LD This was a quality class. 1 Aygeebee Rumour Has It, 19 months, I liked his proportion & ground clearance although he could be a little cleaner in front action. Carries an excellent topline which won him this class. Good head & eye. Very good drive. Confident showman. CC, his fourth; 2 Carpaccio Casablanca, 22 months, lovely balance, better front action than the winner but not quite the firmness of topline & on the move, lovely head, nice proportions, just needs firming up. Pressed hard for RCC; 3 Royalmaple Anky Panky. OD 1 Distinctly So D’Arisca, 20 months, a little long for balance & can fill out in ribcage but the best mover in this class & filled his topline well, just needs to fill out in the middlepiece as he matures. RCC; 2 Siouxline Aaron, 2 years, better proportions & a good topline with good head, I liked his head & balance, front action was disappointing; 3 Bronia Valente of Marvale. VD 1 Little Wizard of Kelmbeck, 9 years, lovely size & balance & still sound with firm topline, front action could be better.
MPB 1 Siouxline Esther Rose, 8 months red, easy winner here, excellent proportions, lovely angulation & good movement front & rear, top quality puppy. BP; 2 Pelirrosa Goodnight Girl, 6 months red, good proportions & ribcage & strides out well holding her topline. A little uncoordinated in front. Quality puppy; 3 Goblindol She’s A Diva. PB 1 D’Arisca Danish Delicacy, 11 months red, lovely proportions & pleased me on the move. Good head & eye. Scored in front action to win this class. Not as coordinated in the challenge for BP; 2 Stargang Fallen Angel, slightly longer bitch with feminine head, needing a little more underjaw, good ribbing & rear, can fill out in front, not the firmness of the winner on the move; 3 Kelm Beck Kaiserin. JB 1 Carpaccio Blithe Spirit, 12 months, well put together & holds her shape on the move. Scored in ground clearance over 2, full of quality & well proportioned; 2 Russteck Plum Duff, 16 months, beautifully constructed & sound on the move & full of quality. She is just a little too low to the ground for my interpretation; 3 Royalmaple Beryl The Peril. UGB 1 Glynlyth Saphire Oraysha, 19 months red in beautiful condition, full of quality, just a little cut up in her underline. Scored in quarters & ground clearance; 2 Russteck Currant Bun at Chegvevar, 14 months, reserve in junior, a quality b/t with good headpiece, well ribbed, forehand a little forward placed & she is a touch low to the ground for perfect balance. PGB 3 good bitches at the top of the line here. 1 Stargang Star Anise, 18 months b/t, good proportions & moved well holding her outline. Good upper arm placing her elbow correctly which won her this placing; 2 Kireton Cici, 22 months, lovely balance & movement, holding a firm topline, in beautiful condition with good ribbing. Feminine quality head, top quality bitch who looks athletic & firm & full of type. CC, BOB, this win making her a champion; 2 Milforbe Fleur De Lys at Kelmbeck, 4 years old b/t, pressed hard as she is full of quality, good mover at both ends, I preferred ground clearance of the winner; 3 Cwmdarhian Lady In Red for Diamondax. OB 1 Bronia Vittoria of Marvale, 2 years red, best movement & topline in the class, well constructed & holds her shape on the move, I would like a little more ground clearance but a convincing winner for me here. I preferred ground clearance & cleaner skull of limit bitch. RCC; 2 D’Arisca Damsel In A Dress, 5 years old b/t, beautiful standing & looked my winner on the table, but hindquarters & rear movement could not match the winner on the day; 3 Wolferlow Anthea.