Thank you to the exhibitors for a super entry of hounds, on what must have been the hottest day of the year!
I was really pleased with the overall quality but was disappointed to see so many really long nails, resulting in collapsed toes and slack pasterns on many. I make no apology for commenting on this, the array of excuses as to why this was, was extensive!
Minor puppy dog - 2(1A)
1st Magri’s Bronia Cellini Rozamie. Classy, red dog of nice type, scores in head and front construction, needs to settle in rear.
Puppy dog - 2
1st Mason’s Croat Teckletown Masterpiece. Houndy, red dog with a smart head and good reach of neck, smart mover with a firm topline.
2nd Coxon’s D’Arisca Drives A Daimler. Black and tan dog of finer type, was a little unsettled here and lost his topline on the move.
Junior Dog - 1
1st Selby’s Merryline Stanley . Rangy black and tan dog with a super head, could carry more weight to advantage, nails need attention.
Yearling dog - 2
1st Bullis’s Amaffrey Will I Am. Neat and tidy black and tan dog, decent head, correctly angulated fore and aft. Sound mover with a correct topline.
2nd Stevenson’s Rioday Dishy Master Digby At Penwooddax. Smart head on this black and tan dog but he needs more condition on him, losing his topline on the move.
Special Beginners Dog - 1
1st Roberts and Smith’s Ayseebee Mistletoe Kisses For Rayal. Very unsettled here, needs more training.
Post graduate dog - 9(1ABS)
1st Mutton’s Ivan Podd Ubny 1Z Omskoi Kreposti For Montone (imp Russ). Interesting black and tan dog of super type, liked his head and eye, decent length of neck and well-placed shoulders. Well-presented and moved well, keeping a firm topline.
2nd Strange’s Stargang Magic Alfie Moon. Smart shaded-red dog with a super head, not as tidy in front as 1 but moved soundly.
3rd Charlesworth’s Keydax Quincy
Limit Dog – 8
1st Peel & Andison’s Clentry Donny Darco. Really smart, houndy black & tan. Well-off for bone, super head and correct length of neck. Well-placed shoulders and good length of rib. Strong loin and well-angulated rear which he uses on the move to great advantage, maintaining a great topline at all times. Pleased to award him the dog CC.
2nd Moes & Williams’ Cwmdarhian Jesse James. Really smart shaded-red dog I liked very much. Classic type with a fab head. Really sound and positive on the move.
3rd Ergis’s Moragden Matthew By Siouxline
Open Dog – 12 (1a)
1st Moes & Williams’ Gellijams Russian Sun For Cwmdarhian. Dark red bridle dog of lovely type. Smart head, good reach of neck and well-laid shoulders. Excels on the move, with a firm topline. Pleased to award him with the Reserve CC, pushed the CC winner hard.
2nd Peel & Anderson’s Clentry Hear Me Roar. Super shaded-red dog of lovely type. Excels in front construction. Well-off for rib with a well-angulated rear. Out moved here by 1.
Veteran Dog – 3
1st Fossett’s Lokmadi A Boy Named Sue JW SHCM. Really smart black & tan dog of lovely type and in good condition, apart from his nails – which are in need of attention.
2nd Ergis’s Ch. Siouxline Aaron JW. Smart, shaded-red dog – again of nice type but somewhat flagging in the heat, as we all were!
3rd Nolan’s Kelmbeck Lord of the Dance At Eddyval
Minor Puppy Bitch – 6 (3a)
1st Dalton’s Llansansisors Miss Cupcake. Smart, red bitch of good make and shape, presenting a lovely topline. Moved out well.
2nd Chugg’s Templestone Black Lupin. Black & tan of smaller, finer type. Not as positive on the move as 1.
3rd Herald’s Winterfield Sweet Charity
Puppy Bitch – 8 (1a)
1st Mitchell’s Bronia Abriana. Classic shaded-red bitch of lovely type. Neat and tight front, best feet of the day so far! Well-ribbed with strong loin and super hind assembly – out moved everything in the class.
2nd Rudkin’s Dynastydax Wilma. Glamorous clear-red bitch, teeming with quality and so well presented. Moved with drive, just losing out to 1 on maturity here, but sure to have a bright future.
3rd Cross’ Loggeta Pickled Lilly
Junior Bitch – 12 (2a)
1st Mitchell’s Bronia Antonella. Another cracking bitch from this clever breeder. Litter sister to winner of puppy bitch, and very much of the same make and shape – but more finished than her sister. Moves with drive and extension, pleased to award her the Reserve CC. Should gain her crown with ease.
2nd Moes & Williams’ Cwmdarhian Bonnie Parker. Lovely, red bitch with a lot to like. Put down to the minute as were all this exhibitor’s dogs. Well-made all through and moved well, just lost out to 1 on maturity.
3rd Magri’s Royal Rejoice With Rozamie.
Yearling Bitch – 6 (1a)
1st Blackburn Bennett’s Stargang Cherry Bomb. Glamourous shaded-red bitch with the three L’s in abundance but nothing overdone. Moved out with drive, in lovely condition.
2nd Cumberland’s Mumysami So Distinct. Dark, shaded-red bitch of different type to 1 but with much to commend her. Really came into her own on the move.
3rd Bullis’s Amaffrey Truly Scrumptious
Special Beginner’s Bitch – 3 (1a)
1st Rose’s Ardenrun Foolish Whisper At Rogencrantz. Smart, brindle bitch of lovely make and shape and presented in good order. Moved with drive.
2nd Cumberland’s Mumysami So What. Shaded-red bitch of pleasing type who was placed in previous class, just needing to body-up.
3rd Strange’s Cazdachs Time to Shine
Post Graduate Bitch – 17
1st Blackburn Bennett’s Stargang Mary Rose. Red bitch of classic type, very like her dam. Super head and eye, great layback of shoulder and a firm topline – which she kept on the move, driving from the rear.
2nd Price’s Samlane Happy As a Lark – and she was! Lighter, red bitch who’s really well made. Similar in type to 1, but not quite as positive on the move here.
3rd Kent’s Lokmadi Jingle Belle
Limit Bitch – 13 (2 a)
1st Coxon’s Sundsdal’s Black Cadillac to D’Arisca. Black and tan bitch of classic type, another with the three L’s in abundance. So elegant and classy all through, she’s difficult to fault. Super mover, driving off her hocks and powering around the ring.
2nd Callow’s Garthorne Georgia. Another cracking black and tan bitch, so lovely to go over with everything where it should be. Just beaten on the move here today.
3rd Russell’s Russteck Tea Cake
Open Bitch – 9 (2a)
1st Callow’s Garthorne Grace Kelly. Aptly named, classy brindle bitch from the top drawer. Absolutely loved her for her type, construction and effortless movement. Put down in immaculate condition, she’s a class act. Delighted to award her what I’m told is her third CC, and thus her crown. Congratulations on a very worthy Champion.
2nd Blackburn Bennett’s Ch. Stargang Star Anise. Super-smart Black and tan bitch of lovely make and shape and shown in lovely bloom. Just lost out to 1 on the move today.
3rd Peel & Anderson’s Clentry Gooseberry.
Veteran Bitch – 4
1st Ergis’s Siouxline Rapunzel With Melriding. Lovely, red bitch who is carrying her years lightly – being on fine form here. Moving out, with drive.
2nd Lombardelli’s Mylforbe Fleur De Lys At Kelmbeck. 9 year old black & tan bitch in good condition, just flagging a bit on the move.
3rd Cumberland’s Whirlygig Wottatodoo At Mumysami Sh. Cm.