Thank you for a quality entry I enjoyed the appointment I found temperaments overall were good, I was impressed with the coats and presentation, I was surprised to find one or two suspect mouths.
Many thanks to Paignton Committee for the invitation and to my two hard working
stewards on the day.
Special Beginner NO ENTRIES
Minor Puppy Dog (1)
1st: MATTHEWS Sonham Chilli Pepper. Nicely made W/B, he had a good front assembly, neck, ribbing & body properties, needs to strengthen on his back end but he is still very much a baby.
Puppy Dog (1)
1st: SEATH Sunsong Dare To Dream. Impressive young W/B that has everything going for him, I was impressed with his head qualities, overall make and shape, with a good neck into nicely made front assembly he was my BPD, on the day just losing out to the bitch on her being overall more together on the move.
Junior Dog (3)
1st: JACKSON Elderkine Special Brew. A red of a slightly larger frame, He had a good front assembly, into a shapely body with a well turned back end, his coat is of of good texture, just needs to settle on the move.
2nd: WHARTON Elmore James Greyhayne. A slightly better sized W/B than the winner, with a well shaped head and a nice eye, he was of good overall shape but not quite the front angles of one,
3rd: NORMAN Silvae State Secret TAF.
Yearling Dog (2)
1st: CARRUTHERS Ch Stanegate Salvador, This young W/B impressed me, he has everything to like a well shaped dark eye, masculine in head without being coarse, super neck and shoulder, prosternum, bone and feet, he was well ribbed and he moved with purpose and style.
2nd: WHARTON Szymon Majewski V.H. Ruwielse Land to Greyhayne, A darker W/B with good forechest, not quite the neck of the winner, good bone and feet, well ribbed, great coat and presentation and he moved out and back OK.
Post Graduate Dog NO ENTRIES
Limit Dog (6,1)
1st: AKEHURST Boloria All Spice. I liked the overall picture of this W/B, he has good head properties with a keen expression, he is well made in his front and balanced back end, great coat and presentation, a little excitable in his movement to start but once he settled, he moved with purpose and drive.
2nd: HUNT Weinacht Larch At Drakkina JW. built on a slightly larger frame than the winner, he has a good head and neck into a good front assembly with great forechest bone and feet, nicely made rear end and moved well.
3rd: MCPHERSON & PATERSON Ambiesque Avant
Open Dog (4)
1st: CARRUTHERS Ch Aikton Alexander at Stanegate. My DCC on the day and I liked everything about him, presented in great order with a super front assembly, depth, ribbing, shoulder and return of upper arm giving him an impressive front and fore chest with good keel, with enough ground clearance which enabled him to move with much style and purpose. he is a stallion of a dog and has presence both on the stack and on the move.
2nd: PHILLIPS Ch Royal Pepper's Vice Versa (Imp Fin) Another super dog and close up to the winner, and similar remarks apply, maybe a touch higher on the leg and although he moved with much purpose not with quite the verve of my winner on the day RDCC.
3rd: MCCALMONT Silvae Timekeeper
Veteran Dog (2,1)
1st: MOORE & DOWNES Ch Megline Aramis. A W/B that is well made all through, excelling in his neck, front assembly, great bone and feet, depth and ribbing he has a well angled rear end which he used with purpose BVIB.
Special Beginner Bitch (2)
1st ELLIS Vixendax Venus Starlight. A nicely made W/B, good head and eye shape, good overall front, neck and shoulder, nicely ribbed and coupled moved out and back well.
2nd: WHEELER Boloria Diorella. A W/B that was a bit more up on the leg than my winner, she is well made in her front end although well handled she wasnít holding her top line well today.
Minor Puppy Bitch (2)
1st: MATTHEWS Sonham Twice as Nice. Loved everything about this W/B, she has a lovely head and eye, she is so well made all through, super front assembly, couplings, ribbing a well angled rear end, she moved with style and purpose for one so young, BPIB really pleased to watch her win a strong Puppy Group later in the day.
2nd: PUGHE & FRASER Bystock Blue Orchid. Another lovely puppy although not quite the finish in head of my winner at the moment, she was very much a baby and still in a slightly smaller frame, she was well made all through with good ribbing and body, she has a great coat she moved well just needs to settle.
Puppy Bitch (3)
1st: MATTHEWS, Mrs Alison Sonham Twice as Nice
2nd: HUNT Drakkina Wirenth. A Choc/Tan with a lovely head and a good overall make and shape, liked her bone and feet, length of neck, pro sternum, ribbing and depth, she moved with style just not the purpose off her back end of the winner
3rd: SEATH Sunsong Hopes And Dreams.
Junior Bitch (4)
1st: HUTCHINGS, Mrs F Collidach Raynee Day. A red built on a slightly larger frame, she has a very well made front assembly, good ribbing, couplings and rear angles, a bit in between coats today and needed to settle coming back towards.
2nd: MCPHERSON & PATERSON Brumberhill Barbed Wire. A nicer sized W/B well presented in great coat not quite the angulation of the winner in front or rear but she did move soundly.
3rd: ROWE Boloria Sugar n' Spice
Yearling Bitch (1)
1st: PUGHE & FRASER Bystock Sea Nymph JW. Really well made W/B with a lovely balanced head, great neck into a well laid shoulder and overall front assembly, I liked her size and make and shape, she has a good coat and was presented well just needs to settle on the move.
Post Graduate Bitch (4,1)
1st: PHILLIPS, Mrs Valerie Tendrow What I Am I Am. A red that impressed me on the day, she has a beautiful head and keen eye, standing on super bone and feet, great front assembly, she was well ribbed back, with good topline held on the move and was angled well at the rear which she used with purpose. I called her up to challenge for the RCC, just not the maturity or precision in movement of the older bitches today. She has time and I will watch her career with interest.
2nd: PARROTT Derochaise Blue Angel at Marondera. A lovely W/B again with lots to like, she had a good neck into a well laid shoulder though not as good here as my winner, lovely bone and feet she was well coupled and moved well.
3rd: WHEELER Boloria Diorella
Limit Bitch (6,4)
1st: MATTHEWS Wyeknot Come Fly With Me over Sonham. A well made W/B a bit on the bigger side for me, she was very well made in her front and rear end giving her good forechest and balanced rear angles and she moved well, though could lose a bit of weight to advantage.
2nd: ELLIS Veenen Rewrite The Stars With Vixendax, Good head and a nicer size but didnít quite have the front angles of the winner, she did move well off her back end
Open Bitch (10,2)
The class of the day that was an absolute pleasure to judge.
1st: HOWLETT & PHILLIPS Ch Tendrow Makes the Right turn JW. She was everything I
was looking for on the day she is of a lovely size, her head is balanced and
correct, she has a great neck and front assembly, ribbing and body properties,
she is well ribbed which is carried well back, her front and rear angles are
balanced which enables her to move with the correct amount of reach and drive
which she did with much style and purpose, it was a pleasure to award her the
BCC & B.O.B and I enjoyed watching her top a super Hound Group a few weeks
2nd: MCCALMONT & HANNEY Ch Silvae Time After Time at Bronia. Just a shade more of her than my winner but not too heavy or coarse, she again had lots to like, lovely head and eye, super front and ribbing, good body properties and rear angles and again a great mover RBCC.
3rd: MCCALMONT Ch Silvae Fan Dancer