Crufts 2008 Results
I was delighted with the huge entry and on reading the
catalogue afterwards I felt honoured to have dogs from different countries. The
quality in bitches was v high, but in dogs there was a great variation in shape,
size and type. Temperaments were mainly steady and sensible.
VD (4) Lovick-Gibbs’ Ch Roleta Playwright. B/tan, stood out here with his noble head, super neck and topline, excellent front construction, ribs well back, lovely turn of stifle with decent second thigh, good bone and feet, looked wonderful at 10 yrs and moved so well. Sire of the BOB. 2 Hey’s Quiske Classic Impact. B/tan, loved his firm well filled front with good bone and feet, pleasing masculine head although eye a little full, pleasing profile shape with dirm topline, good underline and follow through. 3 Jeffery’s Rosenket What A Wizard At Andax. B/tan, pleasing solid masculine d, good neck and topline. I found him a little heavy all round, especially in front, which caused his feet to splay a bit, moved well but not the drive of the two above.
Sp PD (6) 1 Rawson’s Rosenket Kaptain Kirk. B/tan with a beautiful chiselled head, v well boned, good shoulder and upper arm, tight elbows, moved out well keeping a level topline, does not want to be any heavier in front. 2 Davies’ Undeg Humming Top. Red, finer, different type, v clean cut and elegant with a super head, neck and front angulation, clean (no wrinkle) legs and feet, was level and sound all round. 3 Hedges’ Roleta Red Boots To Shine For Silandajo. Another nice red with lovely head and eye, well formed front but feet rather flat, good ribbing and underline, nice turn of stifle, good second thigh.
Sp JD (4) 1 Natalchenko’s Hampdach Famous Rumours. Stood out here, v elegant, eyecatching red with a lovely head, dark eye and nice earset, super legs and feet, ribs well back, v well balanced, angles fore and aft, particularly good turn of quarters, excellent outline standing and moving. 2 Davies’s Undeg Humming Top. 3 Cunningham’s Celandine Copperay. Red, v sound well formed front, tight elbows, ribbing, bone and feet all good, needs to drop into his quarters which should come with maturity.
PGD (11) Cooper &Kerry’s Sontag Sir Cumference Of Kireton. B/tan, clear winner here, a well boned, sound, solid d keeping a good outline at all times, super neck and topline, excellent ribbing, lovely quarters, well let down, short hocks, stood four square, moved v well from all angles. 2 Norton’s Matzell Master Mariner. B/tan in a smaller mould of elegance, good shoulders, tight elbows, but some daylight coming towards, needs a shade more weight perhaps, neat feet, good ribbing, level topline, preferred front movement of one. 3 Walkley’s Churchoak Red Adair. Red I have often admired, good bone and ribbing, head ok, level good outline, his skittish attitude sadly detracted from his obvious qualities.
LD (14) 1 Dalgety’s Thundergay Archduke. This was an awkward class full of varying types, shapes and sizes. This b/tan has lost weight to great advantage, super head and eye, elegant neck flowing into lovely topline, pleasing in profile but slight daylight on one side, coming towards, nice body shape, ribbing and underline. His profile movement is his best feature. 2 Punter’s Welcumen Kiss Me Quick. B/tan quality d I have always liked, of super shape, reflected by his good construction, preferred his front movement to one, lovely top and underline on the move, thought he would be my winner, but he kept sagging in stance. 3 Tite &Eales’ Lauralee The X Factor. B/tan, smart, elegant type, v sound in front, tight elbows, lovely prosternum and flow of keel, ribs ok, reasonable second thigh, good quarters, although a shade long in hock, fair hind movement, preferred the heads of the winners.
OD (6) 1 Tite &Eales’ Lauralee Role Of Honour Via Rijobeau. Red, conical head, lovely eye and ear placement, loved his correct well filled front, v sound coming towards with no daylight, lovely top and underline, ribs well back, was in hard muscular condition with firm well exercised feet, decent quarters, correct tailset and carriage, loved his well balanced profile movement showing plenty of drive and spirit reflecting his excellent sensible temperament. CC, his third. 2 Armstrong’s Ch Lauralee Lloyd George. B/tan, I have often admired, v good head and carriage, elegant neck flowing into good topline, ribbing, bone and feet all good, smart and stylish in profile, preferred the more moderate curve of front of one in stance but his excellent movement and v nice turn of quarters and spirited temperament earned him RCC. 3 Joy’s Rosenket Hot Property With Morailsa. Choc, the third nice choice in this small but quality class, has lost weight to advantage and for me a shade more would further improve, excellent, strong, well constructed body, correct shoulders and ribbing, good bone and feet, v good rear angulation like his sire, excellent reach and hind drive, head ok, preferred the heads of the two above, nevertheless a v sound, pleasing d.
Good Cit D (1) 1 Cooper &Kerry’s Sontag Sir Cumference Of Kireton. Sat on command to add to his other virtues in PGD.
VB (2) 1 Hunt’s Ch Carpaccio Diamond Eclipse. B/tan, substantial well bodied eight and a half yr old, pleasant head, nice neck and topline, good bone and feet, clean outline, looked good in profile movement. 2 Natalchenko’s Int Ch Kantry Park’s Tropicana. Red, also 8 yrs, lovely chiselled head and dark eye, good all round, v sound, clean legs, good feet, excellent body and condition.
Sp B (6) 1 Lovick-Gibbs’ Roleta Keepin Up Appirances. Red with one of the nicest heads in the entry, lovely shape and eye placement with chiselling, elegant neck, v good shoulder and upper arm, firm topline, ribs well back, good legs and feet, super body proportions, lovely quarters with nice second thigh and short hocks, moved so well keeping her lovely outline standing and moving, one for the future, daughter of the DCC. BP. 2 Graham’s Roleta Red Letter For Gameron. Red sister in a larger mould also with a lovely head and eye, good reach of neck, loved her well filled front, nice legs and feet, kept a correct outline at all times. 3 McNaughton’s Cedavoch Sincerity. B/tan, smaller type, v feminine, enough neck, nice topline and body shape, super front and prosternum, nice legs and feet, slight wrinkle, good hind angulation, preferred the heads and ground clearance of the two above.
Sp JB (7) 1 Jones’s Hampdach Rich Returns With Indizak. B/tan of v nice make and shape, good head and eye, arched neck leading to level topline, well filled front, close elbows, ribbing good, moved soundly coming and going, kept a lovely outline at all times. 2 Hunt’s Carpaccio Precious Pearl. B/tan, pleasing head and eye, nice neck and topline, clean cut outline, good ribbing, ok in front, slightly erratic going away, preferred the bone and substance of one. 3 Bethel’s Hampdach Rich Ebony. B/tan, litter sister to one. Head ok but not the eye shape of one, nice neck and topline, ribbing good and follow through to well turned stifle, good feet, preferred the profile movement of the winners.
PGB (16) 1 Hey’s Hampdach Enchantress Of Quiske. B/tan, v elegant and clean cut, handled to get the v best out of her, super head and neck, level topline, correct hind angulation, neat legs and feet, no wrinkle, enough prominence of front which was well filled, close fitting elbows, super coat and body condition, showed steadily to win this large class. 2 Cunningham’s Sontag Sheila Blige For Celandine. B/tan, another v stylish, eye catching type of nice size with a v pleasing head, eye and ear placement, correct topline, standing and moving, ribbing and underline both good, neat legs and feet, in just the right body condition. 3 Ellis’ Jotoso Lulu Guinness Of Tealby. B/tan, loved the type of this exhibit, difficult decision, good bone, legs and feet, level and sound with good ribbing, preferred the heads of one and two, but lots to admire.
LB(11) 1 Ellis’ Tealby Taken As Read. This was an excellent class with quality right down the line. Red, gorgeous, stylish, feminine, lengthy and sound reflecting her correct shoulders, super upper arm angle, excellent ribbing and underline, lovely quarters and second thigh, correct tailset, moved so well both ways keeping her lovely outline at all times. Not yet 2 yrs, when she reaches optimum weight and maturity will be even better. I loved her. CC and BOB, her second. 2 Norton’s Matzell Maid Of Honour. Red, shorter bodied, more compact type of lovely proportions, v correct shoulders and front, sweet head and neck, super body shape, nice underline and turn of quarters, daughter of the DCC and already a well deserved Ch. RCC. 3 Walkley’s Churchoaks Modesty Blazes. Red, sister to third in PGD. Excellent bond, ribbing and substance, nice shoulder, well filled front, good legs and feet, slight wrinkle, no sin to stand third in this excellent class.
OB (9) 1 Rawson’s Ch Rosenket Enchanted Evening. B/tan, substantial well boned and sound, liked her head, neck and topline, firm well filled front, good ribbing and follow through. 2 Dalgety’s Ch Thundergay Lady Be Good. B/tan of elegant proportions with a lovely head and eye, level and sound throughout, good bone and feet, nice turn of second thigh, by the same sire as one, spoilt for choice, loved them both. 3 Gatheral-Graham’s Phaeland Special Delivery. Red in a larger mould but v feminine, lovely head and dark eye, excellent construction of forehand ribbing and turn of quarters, moved v soundly on good legs and feet. For me could lose a little weight to advantage.
Good Cit B (1) 1 Higgins’ Matzell Misty Morning Over Leveliss. B/tan, level, pleasing, spritely moved on good feet, nice turn of quarters, pleasant head with lively expression, was also obedient and sat on command demonstrating her good temperament.