Thank you to the Officers and Committee of the Darlington Dog Show Society for inviting me to judge and to my two stewards for the day, Janet and Anne. Thank you also to the exhibitors for a quality entry.
Class 121 VD (3 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 310 GARLICK, Miss E A Ranglewood Arashi
Very smart 8 year old in super condition. Masculine head
with good eye. Well developed forechest. Good shoulder placement. Strong
mover maintaining a level topline at all times. Pleased to see him
awarded Veteran Hound Group 4.
2nd: 314 HIRST, Miss Natalie & HIRST, Mrs Janet Ranglewood Lantana at Kejana
7 years. I see he is son of the 1st. In super coat. Houndy head with correct eye. Good front assembly. Strode out well. Unfortunately carrying a little extra weight today.
3rd: CHAPMAN, Mrs M. Melminds Zsylvester
Class 122 PD (1 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 320 REID, Mr & Mrs Philip & Dianne Cavillibrook Final Legacy at Maudaxi
Just 8 months and therefore has lots of time to develop further. Liked his size and type. Good spring of ribbing. Well placed shoulders. Just a little erratic on the move today. BPD
Class 123 JD (1 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 326 WEDGE, Mr Michael Dolan Tears of a Clown
Balanced outline in profile. Well developed forechest. Lengthy ribbing. Good hind angulation. Unfortunately tended to lose his topline on the move today.
Class 124 PGD (1 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 324 WEDGE, Mr Michael Dolan Johnny Be Good
Masculine head and good eye. Smaller frame than most. Nicely balanced. Strong in rear quarters which he used to advantage on the move.
125 LD (4 Entries) Abs: 2
1st: 302 COOK, Mrs Irene & RHODES, Mrs Patricia Abydachs Free Spirit For Bournder
Lots to like about this boy. Conical head with almond eye. Pleasing expression. Coat in super conditon. Good front assembly and well ribbed. Nicely angulated. Unfortunately at times he was rather unco-operative with his handler today.
2nd: 299 CHAPMAN, Mrs M Africandawns Just N Time For Melminds
Nicely proportioned. In good coat. Not the length of
ribbing of 1st. Moved out well keeping a level topline.
Class 126 OD (4 entries) Abs: 0
1st: ROBERTS, Mr D, Ch Swansford Gregorydor
Quality sh/red who demanded attention as soon as he
entered the ring. Balanced outline and totally unexaggerated. Masculine
head with good eye and length to neck. Excellent front assembly having
prominent breast bone and oval ribcage. Ribbing extending well back.
Tight elbows. Neat bunched feet. Well angulated fore and aft. He flowed
round the ring with ease and style. DCC & BOB
2nd: 303 CROSS, Mr L J Ch Loggeta Trouble In Texas ShCEx
Another worthy champion. Also well constructed with
strong bone. Deep keel. Tight elbows. Good shoulder placement. Well
sprung ribbing. Elegant mover and expertly handled. DRCC
3rd: 316 METCALFE-BILGIN, Mrs S Metadale Monterey Jack
Res: 311 GARLICK, Miss E A Ranglewood Harvest Song
Class 127 VB NO ENTRIES
Class 128 PB (2 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: 313 HANNEY-MITCHELL, Mrs F Cavallibrook Final Fling Bronia
Sh/red. Balanced puppy who showed so well despite being only 8 months. Good head and eye and length of neck. Well developed forechest and depth of keel. Nicely angulated fore and aft. Strong positive mover. One to watch. BP
Class 129 JB (2 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 304 CROSS, Mr L J Langleybury Pandora of Loggeta
Just out of puppy. Lovely feminine head and sweet expression. Balanced
profile. Well angulated fore and aft. A little apprehensive on the move
2nd: 309 FOLEY, Ms Cindy Beauty Long
Well developed front assembly. Good head and eye and length to neck. Moved out well keeping a level topline.
Class 130 PGB (5 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 312 GARLICK, Miss E A Ranglewood Islay
A nice size with balanced proportions. Good ribbing and strong quarters. Well angulated.
Neat bunched feet. Moved away nicely maintaining a level topline.
2nd: 301 CHAPMAN, Mrs M Melminds Meryl Streep
Close up on 1st. Pleasing to go over. Good front and shoulder
placement. Feminine head with good eye. Lengthy neck. Strong bone. Moved
3rd: 325 WEDGE, Mr Michael Dolan Summertime Blues
Res: 323 RODRIGUES, Mrs S Amberteckel Baltic Dawn at Islewin
VHC: 308 FOLEY, Ms Cindy Loggeta Wynn ByMyles
Class 131 LB (2 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 317 METCALFE-BILGIN, Mrs S Metadale Margarita
An attractive bitch with proud head carriage and excellent reach on the move. Lovely head and almond shaped eye. Balanced in profile. Prominent breastbone with good depth of keel. Well sprung ribbing. Maintained a level topline standing and on the move. RBCC
2nd: 300 CHAPMAN, Mrs M Melminds Make Them Gold. Good head and eye and length to neck. Well sprung ribbing and tight elbows. In good coat. Strong mover.
Class 132 OB (4 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: 321 ROBERTS, Mr D Ch Swansford Glendadora
Litter sister to DCC winner. Similar construction comments apply. Again, nothing exaggerated. Lovely feminine head and expression. A pleasure to go over. BCC
BRONIA CUSTOM VELVET
This exhibit was beautifully presented and in super condition with excellent coat. Firm topline. Well developed front assembly. Strong quarters. Flowed round the ring with ease. Very in tune with her handler.
3rd: 315 MCNAUGHTON, Ms Lesley Ch CEDAVOCH BLITHE SPIRIT