Darlington Championship Show 2021
Many thanks to my steward, Rob McMaster, for keeping things running smoothly and the exhibitors for a good entry. I enjoyed the day going over some quality wires.
Veteran Dog (1)
1st: VINE, Derochaise Justified for Cishelvine, Good head and eye, good neck,
bit short in upper arm, I found a little short in ribbing and topline tended to
roach, Super Quarters with good length to first thigh. Moved soundly
fore and aft.
Puppy Dog (5)
1st: ELDRED, Derdledash Naughty Neptune, Very promising baby, Beautiful head,
correct eye shape, long neck, well laid shoulder with enough upper arm, good
ribbing, good bone and feet, good quarters. Kept a nice outline of the
2nd: HOWE, Miss E G Bramalodge Blaze of Glory, Good puppy of a different type, a little more mature looking than the winner and has a lot of similar attributes. Number one just appealed more in outline and on the move.
3rd: 5261 ADAMS, Mrs L D Sonham Paddington
Junior Dog (1)
1st: MCCALMONT, Silvae Timekeeper, I'm sure this young man will end up very hard
to beat when he settles. Beautiful head and eye, strong neck, good layback
and shoulder angulation, good forechest, ribbing carried well back, well
balanced quarters, presented to perfection. Settled to move much better in
the challenge to win Res CC
Post Graduate Dog (3,1)
1st: DAVIES, Atahira Ruffian, Slightly heavier than I like it type, but nevertheless a good male, good head, strong neck, slightly forward in shoulder placement, excellent forechest, bone, feet, ribbing and well angulated quarters. Moved soundly and to good effect.
2nd: MATTHEWS, Stanegate Billy The Kid with Sonham JW, Different type, much more elegant with a lovely head and eye, good neck and layback of shoulder but rather steep in upper arm and not so much forechest, good ribbing, fair quarters. Showed well.
1st: CARRUTHERS, Aikton Alexander Of Stanegate, Very smart young dog with a steady temperament. Good head and eye, good neck, decent shoulder, good topline, good forechest. Excellent ribbing, short loin, good quarters and tail set. Moved soundly both wells. Well presented. Dog CC
2nd: PHILLIPS, Royal Pepper's Vice Versa (IMP FIN) (Imp Fin), Slightly taller type with a lovely head and eye, good neck, well laid shoulders, very balanced in angulation but would prefer better return of upper arm, moved soundly keeping a good outline.
3rd: HUTCHINGS & PRICE, Collidach Percy Cute at Samlane
Open Dog (4)
1st: MCCALMONT, Mrs K & MCCALMONT, Mr D Ch Silvae Trader, Presented to a high standard this dog has many attributes including beautiful head, excellent bone and ribbing and balanced quarters, I would just prefer a better shoulder placement. Moved soundly fore and aft
2nd ADAMS, Mrs L D Ch Wyldetarn Shoot from the Hip JW, Good head and eye, good neck and shoulder, bone, ribbing and feet all good. Adequate quarters. High tail set which detracts. Sound on the move.
3rd: VINE, Mrs R Cishelvine Caught Out
Veteran Bitch (1)
1st: HOWLETT & PROWTING, Boloria Arabella, Honest sort of bitch, carrying enough weight which spoilt her topline at times. Well angulated both ends and moved soundly and with drive. Best Veteran
Puppy Bitch (6,1)
1st: ROWE, Boloria Nice'N Spicy, Good head and eye shape, good neck, well laid shoulder, too short and steep in upper arm, good forechest, excellent bone and ribbing, well angulated quarters which she uses well. Won BP today as a mature puppy.
2nd: ELDRED, Derdledash Shining Star, Lovely Black/Tan, puppy very similar to her brother in most respects but just extremely raw. I shall follow their careers with interest.
3rd: HOWE,Bramalodge Bonfire Heart
Junior Bitch (5,1)
1st: HOWE, Kissdachs Diva at Bramalodge, Very neat and well balanced. Correctly made all through with a good balanced head, good neck, well laid shoulder, super ribbing and good quarters. Moved soundly keeping her outline.
2nd: BINKS, Tannahill Paris, Another nice girl, close up to winner and again very well balanced in angulation. I would just prefered longer ribbing on this girl.
3rd: HUNT, Boloria's Tetely's Tea Cake at Drakkina
Post Graduate Bitch (6,1)
1st: DAVIES, Atahira Dolciami, Heavier type red girl who won this class on her overall soundness. Good head, neck, decent shoulder, good ribbing carried well back, Short loin, well angulated quarters. Moved well.
2nd: MATTHEWS, Wyenot Come Fly With Me over Sonham, Not terribly co-operative today. Nice shape, a little long cast, well angulated quarters, but toed in going away.
3rd: MCPHERSON & PATERSON, Brumberhill Biscotti (ai)
Limit Bitch (3)
1st: MCCALMONT, Silvae Sky Dancer, This bitch will improve, not that she isn't lovely now! Beautiful head with a correct dark eye, good forechest and ribbing, good bone and feet, short loin, great quarters, mpved keeping her outline with good reach and drive. Res CC
2nd: HUTCHINGS, Collidach Brook Ling, Different type but also a very well constructed bitch. Good head, neck and shoulder, good ribbing, slightly long in loin, excellent quarters, moved well covering the ground.
3rd: PHILLIPS, Tendrow Turns The Right Page
Open Bitch (5)
1st: MCCALMONT, Silvae Fan Dancer, This is a lovely girl with all the same attributes as her sister, she was lucky that she had the expert handler in the challenge as otherwise placings could have been reversed. Lovely bitch well deserved. CC & BOB
2nd: MOORE & DOWNES, Megline Bohemian Rhapsody, Good honest bitch with a lovely head, good neck and shoulder, long ribbing, short loin and well balanced quarters. Moved true fore and aft, unlucky to meet the winners today.
3rd: ROWE, Boloria's Trick or Treat JW