South Wales KA 2018
I would like to thank the committee for the opportunity to judge at this well run show. Also thank you to the exhibitors for the quality entry and giving me the chance to access their dogs. I was so very pleased and proud to see my B.O.B standard smooth, win the Hound group. Huge congratulations to Mr & Mrs Armstrong what an achievement, for them and there stunning CH Lauralee Nicholas Nickleby.
1st Hunts R.B.D Lauralee Huckleberry Finn at Carpaccio.
Red dog with stunning head planes well set ears, almond dark eyes, length to neck, shoulders well placed, firm level top line, nice muscle coverage drove from well angulated rear, not using his front quite so well today but will mature into a quality dog.
2nd Jones Adnerbs Rock-A-Billy Rebel
Nice looking young red dog, plenty to like about him. Well off for length of neck, shoulders well placed tight elbows and well padded feet. Well angulated rear which he used on the move. Pleasing head and dark well placed eyes, lost out on maturity to 1st.
Open dog Armstrong Ch Lauralee Nicholas Nickleby
I think everything has been wrote about the B/T Boy, shown in tip top condition a true stallion hound. He is so well balanced, the best of front standing strongly as well padded feet. Level topline held firm at all times. Plenty of drive and Classic conical head with dark well shaped eyes. I was pleased to award him BD and B.O.B. The icing on the cake was when he won the Hound group, congratulations.
2nd William Moes Cwmdarhrian Tom Hardy
Smaller, finer type red dog, he is well constructed and when settled moved with drive, needs time to mature and today was out shone by a mature dog.
1st Jnr Bitch Hunts Carpaccio Faberge
B/T young bitch giving handler a hard time, lovely type, elegant head with good length of neck, strong under jaw and dark eyee. When settled showed that she could of moved with drive on her thick padded feet.
Burke & Manston – Marshwick Black Duchess R.B.B
Pleasing type, lovely size with elegant well formed head, dark eye, strong teeth and good pigment, clean neck and shoulders. Nice tight feet, well covered muscle body and strong quarters Well off for ribbing moved with drive from strong hocks
2nd Hinwood Longmele Special Truffle
Different type of red bitch to 1st. smaller and lighter frame, shorter on leg making keel too deep, held topline on move, feminine head with dark eyes
Armstrong Lauralee to the Manor Barn
Another out the top draw from this breeder, seems to have the right mould for this breeding program. Lovely headed red bitch, dark well placed almond age, strong teeth, great bone, well off for neck and shoulders well placed, therefore front and keel fall into the correct placement. Well ribbed and strong read with good hocks which she used to power around the ring.
2nd Jones Hampdach in These Arms of Adnerbs JW SH CM
Well put together red bitch, feminine conical shaped head so making eyes well set., strong teeth, good length to neck, sound deep front and keel, held topline with strong rear movement and sound hocks, was unlucky to meet 1st.
3rd Armstrong Lauralee Girl crush
Judge Sharon Broad