CRUFTS 2022

Miniature Wire Haired

Judge - Mrs Joanne Blackburn Bennett

Best of Breed Ch Ridanflight Ricardo (Mr S Rose)
Dog Challenge Certificate Ch Ridanflight Ricardo (Mr S Rose)
Reserve Dog Challenge Certificate Lux del Palatino Chacco Blue Ew 2021 (Mrs A Saletti)
Bitch Challenge Certificate Bimini Chasing Moonbeams (Mrs S J Jones)
Reserve Bitch Challenge Certificate Ch Queenlord Skinny Love (Mrs V Barcella)
Best Puppy Emem Letty Bee Sunshine (Mrs M Dance)
Best Veteran Ch Ridanflight Ricardo (Mr S Rose)
Class 1512. Veteran Dog
Entries: 6 Absentees: 0
1st Place Ch Ridanflight Ricardo (Mr S Rose)
2nd Place Ch Bimini Starstruck (Mrs S J Jones)
3rd Place Ch Foxearth Fiddler On The Roof (Mr T & Mrs B Hayward)
Reserve (4th Place) Ravensbeech Rossini with Whiteorchard (Miss W Heather)
Very Highly Commended (5th Place) Holrik Mister Mischief (Mrs C & Mr N Corner)
Class 1513. Minor Puppy Dog
Entries: 2 Absentees: 0
1st Place Kimbleholme Sudoku (Mrs A Jones)
2nd Place Bingobongo's Mr Bond (Mr M A & Mr R G Flowers & Smith)
Class 1514. Puppy Dog
Entries: 2 Absentees: 0
1st Place Alncroft All Round Lokmadi NAF (Mrs Y Kent)
2nd Place Beetlejuice Vitoraz at Helydon (Imp Cze) (Mr G Kirkwood)
Class 1515. Junior Dog
Entries: 3 Absentees: 0
1st Place Martinks Once Bitten (Mrs S Stewart)
2nd Place Carcorn Fabulous Frank (Mrs C & Mr N Corner)
3rd Place Ravensbeech Pot Luck (Mrs J E Lloyd)
Class 1516. Yearling Dog
Entries: 4 Absentees: 0
1st Place Ch Captain Tom of Siouxline (Mrs S M Ergis)
2nd Place Moonbroch Squire of Gothos (Miss R S Stewart)
3rd Place Martinks Once Bitten (Mrs S Stewart)
Reserve (4th Place) Ravensbeech Pot Luck (Mrs J E Lloyd)
Class 1517. Post Graduate Dog
Entries: 7 Absentees: 0
1st Place Phyvars Winston (Mrs R S Reilly)
2nd Place Queenlord Nineleven Caribbean Reef (Imp Ita) (Mr.s & Mr R Rose & Bellini)
3rd Place Moonshe Bumble Bee (Mr T & Mrs A Crossman & Kennedy)
Reserve (4th Place) Pennywave Percy at Granhoward (Mrs P A Grant)
Very Highly Commended (5th Place) Moonbroch Squire of Gothos (Miss R S Stewart)
Class 1518. Limit Dog
Entries: 6 Absentees: 0
1st Place Ravensbeech Buccleugh (Mrs J. E. Pain)
2nd Place Pennywave Nosey Parker at Brocklewood JW (Mrs G Salisbury)
3rd Place Russteck All Eyes On Me (Ms B Morrison)
Reserve (4th Place) Martinks Storm in A Teacup for Lonaza (Mr A Hawkins)
Very Highly Commended (5th Place) Blackvein Cupid at Janacop (Mrs J Kilroy)
Class 1519. Open Dog
Entries: 10 Absentees: 1
1st Place Lux del Palatino Chacco Blue Ew 2021 (Mrs A Saletti)
2nd Place No Time to Lose Vitoraz (Mr Jan Busta)
3rd Place Ch Helydon Laird Loki JW (Mrs D & Misses A & A Kirkwood-Emery)
Reserve (4th Place) Carlita Sunrise JW (Mrs C Mills-Jones)
Very Highly Commended (5th Place) Russteck Romeo (Mrs C Russell)
Class 1520. Good Citizen Dog Scheme Dog
Entries: 1 Absentees: 0
1st Place Alncroft Ivan Inkling (Mrs K, Misses J & A Smith)
Class 1521. Veteran Bitch
Entries: 4 Absentees: 1
1st Place Ch Queenlord Skinny Love (Mrs V Barcella)
2nd Place Samlane Belleza JW (Mr P J & Mrs N F Price)
3rd Place Bothlyn Indigo Blue at Wistex (Mrs A Stephenson)
Class 1522. Minor Puppy Bitch
Entries: 1 Absentees: 0
1st Place Bimini Sky Blue Pink (Mrs S J Jones)
Class 1523. Puppy Bitch
Entries: 10 Absentees: 1
1st Place Emem Letty Bee Sunshine (Mrs M Dance)
2nd Place Ridanflight Renata (Mr S Rose)
3rd Place Emem Sunday Sunshine for Ermewood (Mrs P M Rees)
Reserve (4th Place) Helydon Quickstep Queeni (Mr G Kirkwood)
Very Highly Commended (5th Place) Carlita Princess Aerial (Mrs C Mills-Jones)
Class 1524. Junior Bitch
Entries: 12 Absentees: 2
1st Place Fallowmill Miss Range Rover (Mrs Jc Howells)
2nd Place Eyez The One Russteck (Mrs C Russell)
3rd Place Molloney Noodle Not A Doodle (Mrs L Sexton)
Reserve (4th Place) Archidax Hocus Pocus (Mrs West)
Very Highly Commended (5th Place) Rozelle with Love (Mrs R J Mullen)
Class 1525. Yearling Bitch
Entries: 7 Absentees: 1
1st Place Sheez Got It Russteck (Mrs C & Mr J Russell & Graham)
2nd Place Mamma Mia Let Me Go Vitoraz (Mr Jan Busta)
3rd Place Ona Meli for Merryline (Mrs A & Miss L & Mr D Merry & Selby & Vranch)
Reserve (4th Place) Baltiyskiy Talisman Luxury Njv-21 Nv-21 Nordjv-21 (Mrs B Birgisdottir)
Very Highly Commended (5th Place) Whiteorchard Tiggy Winkle of Milkwood (Miss R & Mrs D Peek & Peek-Matar)
Class 1526. Post Graduate Bitch
Entries: 11 Absentees: 1
1st Place Sheez Got It Russteck (Mrs C & Mr J Russell & Graham)
2nd Place Middleton Hunt at Oniasid (Mrs A K Mills)
3rd Place Olivia Belle for Merryline (Mrs A & Miss L Merry & Selby)
Reserve (4th Place) Rozelle Kamiras Year (Mrs R J Mullen)
Very Highly Commended (5th Place) Martinks Drives You Dotty (Mr M & Mrs S Crow)
Class 1527. Limit Bitch
Entries: 11 Absentees: 1
1st Place Bimini Chasing Moonbeams (Mrs S J Jones)
2nd Place Bothlyn Penny from Heaven (Mrs E & Miss G Fulton)
3rd Place Queenlord My Theory of Everything (Mrs V Barcella)
Reserve (4th Place) Helydon Nifty Nairn JW (Misses A & A Kirkwood-Emery)
Very Highly Commended (5th Place) Blackvein Vixen at Fallowmill (Mrs Jc Howells)
Class 1528. Open Bitch
Entries: 8 Absentees: 2
1st Place Unzip My File Vitoraz (Mr Jan Busta)
2nd Place Ch Emem Summer Sunshine JW (Mrs M Dance)
3rd Place Ch Bimini Blue Moon JW (Mrs S J Jones)
Reserve (4th Place) Janter Bee Forever (Mr T & Mrs A Crossman & Kennedy)
Very Highly Commended (5th Place) Ir Ch Vandor-Vadasz Banya (Imp Hun) (Mrs M J Williamson)
Class 1529. Good Citizen Dog Scheme Bitch
Entries: 3 Absentees: 1
1st Place Bothlyn Indigo Blue at Wistex (Mrs A Stephenson)
2nd Place Birichino Belfray (Mrs S Gilkes)

 

I would like to thank the Crufts committee for inviting me to judge and most of all to the exhibitors who, for the most part, accepted my decisions sportingly. I was exceptionally pleased with all of my main winners, with some very difficult decisions at the top, but to find two of my top awards from veteran I was particularly impressed with. I found my CC & RCC winners in both sexes to be total ambassadors for the breed with no exaggerations, soundness of movement and great temperament. My veteran BOB winner I later found to be either the sire or grand sire of a large proportion of my winners proving he is making an impression not just in the show ring but, more importantly, in the breed itself.

 

Veteran Dog

1st: Rose’s Ch Ridanflight Ricardo – Nearly 9 and a half year old wild boar male. What a stallion of a dog. Beautiful head & eye and kind expression, lengthy neck, clean well placed shoulders, good feet & bone, correct front, good spring of rib and short loin. Totally balanced, well angulated for and aft, standing true at all times. Super on the move, good striding and driving movement with powerful parallel movement covering the ground with ease and at one with his owner. Great temperament. CC & BOB.

2nd: Jones’ Ch Bimini Starstruck – 7.5 yr old son of the winner and very much of the same attributes. Just preferred his fathers head and front but a well worthy champion.

3rd: Hayward’s Ch Foxearth Fiddler On The Roof – A red boy that I’ve always loved at 11 years old. Classic head & eye with super pigmentation, super bone, well made throughout just showing his age and had to take third place to others in great form.

 

Minor Puppy Dog

1st: Jones’ Kimbleholme Sudoku – ok head, good neck, spring of rib, kept a good topline on the move. Moved ok.

2nd: Flowers & Smith’s Bingobongo’s Mr Bond – very immature red pin wire boy. Nice head & eye, good front, not keeping his topline as well as 1 on the move.

 

Puppy Dog

1st: Kent’s Alncroft All Round Lokmadi – Smart wild boar male, well presented and handled, sweet head and expression, good bone and nice short hocks. Very balanced and moved soundly. BPD.

2nd: Kirkwood’s Beetlejuice Vitoraz at Heldon (Imp Cze) – Red of different type to 1. These two could easily change places on a different day. Today he looked rather rangey and full in coat which detracted from his outline, especially on the move. Beautiful head & expression, well made and moved well.

 

Junior Dog

1st: Stewart’s Martinks Once Bitten – Smart little dog, nice head but would prefer slightly smaller eye, stood and moved true. A very happy boy who really showed his socks off.

2nd: Corner’s Carcorn Fabulous Frank – super head & eye, ok front, moved well, preferred the upper arm of winner.

3rd: Lloyd’s Ravensbeech Pot Luck

 

Yearling Dog

1st: Ergis’ Ch Captain Tom of Siouxline – Really looks a picture standing, presented to perfection and sympathetically handled. Lovely expression and kind eye, well put together front, good bone, good length of ribbing, moves soundly.

2nd: Stewart’s Moonbroch Squire of Gothos - Good head & expression, not the coat of winner, tight shoulders, moves soundly and well angulated hindquarters.

3rd: Stewart’s Martinks Once Bitten

 

Post Graduate

1st: Reilly’s Phyvars Winston – Upstanding wild boar male by my BOB winner. Really took my eye on the move. Lovely head & expression and good length of neck, well put together front, good ribbing, well angulated and balanced. True mover. Unfortunately decided to play up in the challenge.

2nd: Rose & Bellini’s Queenlord Nineleven Caribbean Reef (Imp Ita) – Pin wire red male. Correct head & dark eye, good length of neck, good bone, excellent ribbing, unfortunately was rather giddy on the move today but a sound dog throughout.

3rd: Crossman & Kennedy’s Moonshe Bumble Bee – B&T dog, well made but unfortunately really not enjoying it today.

 

Limit Dog

1st: Pain’s Ravensbeech Buccleugh – Very smart dog, good head but would like it a little more masculine, reachy neck, well angulated fore and aft, fabulous outline standing and moving with plenty of drive on the move.

2nd: Salisbury’s Pennywave Nosey Parker at Brocklewood – Well presented and handled. Lovely houndy head and good length of neck, tight shoulders but not the upper arm of winner. Stood and moved true but also preferred the hind drive of 1.

3rd: Morrison’s Russteck All Eyes On Me – nice well made dog just didn’t match the outline on the move of 1 & 2.

 

Open Dog

Excellent class of top quality.

1st: Saletti’s Lux del Palatino Chacco Blue Ew 2021 – Larger wild boar male, fabulous head, neck and depth of body. Good forehand, well angulated quarters, ultra sound coming and going and kept a good outline. A little full in coat today but an excellent dog, RCC.

2nd: Busta’s No Time To Lose Vitoraz – Looked a picture standing and thought he would be my winner. Fabulous head & eye, well constructed throughout, good outline, but a little erratic in his hind movement which cost him the class.

3rd: Kirkwood-Emery’s Ch Helydon Laird Loki JW – another worthy champion male and could maybe swap places with 1 & 2 on another day.

 

Good Citizen Dog Scheme Dog

1st: Smith’s Alncroft Ivan Inkling – A smart little dog who was fabulously handled and presented by his young handler. Well constructed and moved soundly keeping a good outline.

 

Veteran Bitch

1st: Barcella’s Ch Queenlord Skinny Love – A bitch I have always loved and she didn’t disappoint. Lovely head and expression, beautifully presented, sympathetically handled in complete unison with her owner, well constructed. Totally balanced standing and moving. Pushed hard for the top award but just showing a little bit more of her age now but couldn’t be denied the RCC in strong competition.

2nd: Price’s Samlane Belleza JW – lovely veteran bitch. Unfortunate to meet winner on such good form. Well handled and moved well for her age.

3rd: Stephenson’s Bothlyn Indigo Blue at Wistex – another bitch of nice quality who moved well.

 

Minor Puppy Bitch

1st: Jones’ Bimini Sky Blue Pink – sweet 8 month old bitch puppy, well put together throughout. Lovely angles, moved well.

 

Puppy Bitch

Really lovely puppy bitch class. Splitting hairs between first 5 and even some unplaced.

1st: Dance’s Emem Letty Bee Sunshine – A real honest little bitch who really excels on the move keeping a good topline and lovely striding and driving movement. Well put together front, hammy quarters and short hocks. BPIB and I believe a granddaughter of my BOB winner.

2nd: Rose’s Ridanflight Renata – lovely red bitch puppy, just a fraction unsettled on the move today compared to 1. Sweet head & expression, excellent fore chest, good shoulders, well let down hind quarters, moved soundly.

3rd: Rees’ Emem Sunday Sunshine for Ermewood – very stylish puppy, litter sister to winner but just didn’t make the most of herself today when her sister pulled out the stops.  

 

Junior Bitch

1st: Howells’ Fallowmill Miss Range Rover – lovely old type, feminine head, lengthy neck, excellent forehand, good spring of rib, well angulated fore and aft, moved with drive.

2nd: Russell’s Eyez The One Russteck – lovely type, well made throughout, 1st just a little more positive on the move but still very sound.

3rd: Sexton’s Molloney Noodle Not A Doodle – another beautiful bitch, not quite as good in shoulder as 1st & 2nd, but excellent coat, lengthy neck and kept a good outline.

 

Yearling Bitch

1st: Russell & Graham’s Sheez Got It Russteck – excellent type, attractive head & expression, good length of neck, well angulated fore and aft, moved well with drive and very sound.

2nd: Busta’s Mamma Mia Let Me Go Vitoraz – stunning bitch but was very unsettled standing and gave her handler a hard time. When she did move, she was very eye catching and moved with striding and driving action keeping a good topline.

3rd: Merry & Selby & Vranch’s Ona Meli for Merryline – handled well, not quite as stylish as 1 and 2 but an honest bitch.

 

Post Graduate Bitch

1st: Russell & Graham’s Sheez Got It Russteck – 1st in previous class

2nd: Mills’ Middleton Hunt at Oniasid – Red bitch that excelled on the move, beautiful head & expression, good length of neck, well made but a shame that she doesn’t give as much standing as she does moving but a lovely type.

3rd: Merry & Selby’s Olivia Belle for Merryline – well made bitch with good construction just not as much my type as 1 & 2.

 

Limit Bitch

Another quality class with some good bitches unplaced.

1st: Jones’ Bimini Chasing Moonbeams – Took my eye as soon as she walked into the ring. Totally feminine, excellent head & eye, clean neck & shoulders, carried herself beautifully and correctly angulated front and back without any exaggeration. Well constructed which you can see through her effortless ground covering movement which she stepped up a gear in the challenge. BCC, another granddaughter of my BOB winner, what a sire this dog has been!

2nd: Fulton’s Bothlyn Penny from Heaven – Really eye catching bitch, very elegant and pressed hard. The best of front construction, lovely length of neck, super topline, good hindquarters which she used on the move. Just unfortunate to come up against 1 on such good form.  

3rd: Barcella’s Queenlord My Theory of Everything – Different in type to 1 & 2 with more ground clearance, lovely expression and good length of neck, moved smartly and at 1 with her handler.

 

Open Bitch

1st: Busta’s Unzip My File Vitoraz – Very eye catching bitch. Beautifully presented, looked a picture standing and didn’t disappoint to go over. Fabulous side profile movement. Unfortunately she wasn’t settled on the move in the challenge, pulling away from the lead which threw her movement, particularly coming and going. A shame as I loved her type and she could have pushed my main winners hard.

2nd: Dance’s Ch Emem Summer Sunshine – a quality bitch who I have admired from outside the ring and wasn’t disappointed. Pushed hard for 1st, a worthy champion.

3rd: Jones’ Ch Bimini Blue Moon JW – A beautiful bitch, another worthy champion of excellent make and shape.

 

Good Citizen Dog Scheme Bitch

1st: Stephenson’s Bothlyn Indigo Blue at Wistex – see 3rd in VB.

2nd: Gilkes’ Birichino Belfray – Handled well, moved ok, would benefit from a little more weight.

 

 

Judge: Joanne Blackburn-Bennett