East Anglian Gundog Society
Open Show, Sunday 30TH September 2018
I should like to extend my sincere thanks to the Officers and Committee for inviting me to judge at this well organized and friendly show. I had a very enjoyable day and I very much appreciated the opportunity of this appointment to assess some lovely dogs.
The welcome and hospitality extended to me throughout the entire day was exemplary and I sincerely thank everyone for making this an enjoyable day for me.
Bracco Italiano – Open (1):
1ST Goode, Mr M & Mrs K, Owlspoint King Of Trouble At Brackenvale JW ShCM: I have now judged this lovely example of the breed from a relatively early age and watched him mature. He is so very true to breed type – extremely well balanced all through with the correct outline that I look for -
Retriever Curly Coated -
1ST Hurrell, Mr K & Mrs J M E, Bellacurlys Hamilton Merc: A male dog of nearly 4 years, good size with good head in proportion to body size, dark eye, correct, complete and clean dentition, strong neck into well-
Curly Coated Retriever – Open (3):
1ST Vauhkonen, Mr J, Ametyst Inti Anka: A dog of just over 2 years of age. Presented a pleasing outline, pleasing head and expression, correct eye, correct, clean and complete dentition, neck of medium length, well placed shoulder and return of upper arm, good deep chest and well sprung ribs, good bone throughout, not in the best of coats, moved very well both accurate fore and aft. BOB.
2ND Solomon, Mr K & Mrs M, Elkysar Red Horizon: A 3 year old bitch with good head and strong neck, deep chest, and strong loin, moderate turn of stifle, moved OK but was distracted by her dam also being present in the ring.
3RD Solomon, Mr K & Mrs M, Elkystar Eytukan
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever – Junior (3):
1ST Newson, Ms D & Miss T, Tivalake Let’s Misbehave JW: Lovely young male of 11 months of age. Very striking and extremely well balanced who presented a very good outline stacked. Very good type. Head of good proportions and in balance, with pleasing expression. Correct, clean and complete dentition. Very good forehand layback of shoulder and corresponding return of upper arm. Ribcage of good length into strong loin. Well made hindquarters, moderate turn of stifle, excellent bone throughout. Moved very well and accurate both fore and aft showing a good open gait in profile. Best Puppy and Reserve Best Of Breed. Additionally, I was pleased to see this young dog placed in the Reserve Best Of Breed class.
2ND Smith, Mrs K, Tivalake Anything Goes At Tollisty: Attractive and very feminine bitch of 11 months of age, good size and proportions for age, although not as mature as the first placed dog, her litter brother but could swap places at any time. Very nice head and soft expression, correct, clean and complete dentition, correct ear placement and carriage, super neck into well placed shoulders and corresponding return of upper arm, well made hindquarters, moderate turn of stifle, moved extremely well.
3RD Chapman, Miss C, Katimba Trebbiano At Dkai
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever – Post Graduate (3):
1ST Elkin, Miss M L, Tollekin Water Dancer: A 3 year old bitch, very balanced, adequate bone, very feminine with pleasing head, expression and eye, strong neck into well placed shoulder, deep chest moderate turn ostifle, moved out very.
2ND Collins & Powley, Miss D & Miss C, Danehaven Kovik: Male of just over 2 years of age, good size and in excellent coat of good quality. Very good masculine head with medium eye, good bone, tight round feet, forequarters and hindquarters good with elbows close to body. Moved well once settled although a little closer going away than I prefer.
3RD Chapman, Miss C, Decoysmans The Dreamworker.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever – Open (2):
1ST Strevens, Miss H, SH CH Erikachen Conaire At Tollisty JW ShCM: Quality 3 year old example of the breed that I Judged on a number of occasions. Presented in very good hard condition with quality coat. In both profile and outline there is no denying his quality and balance. Excellent and slightly wedge-
2ND Andrews, Miss J, Fallowfen Faithful Yoko Of Jemmatee: A 6 year old bitch, of pleasing type, feminine head and soft expression, correct, clean and complete dentition. Slightly stuffy in neck, deep chest short loin, and didnt move with the free flowing accuarcy of the first placed dog.
Martyn J Rees (Judge)
EAST ANGLIAN GUNDOG SOCIETY
HORSE CREEK FARM ARENA
Coldham Bank, March, Cambridgeshire, PE15 0BS.
Sunday 30th September, 2018
OPEN (1. 0 abs):
1. Miss. C. A. Pont Penrose Hash Brown
Best of Breed.
PUPPY (4. 0):
1. Mrs. H. M. Fox Satinbaze Cracksman For Blacktoft (AI)
Happy, quality boy of nine months shown in lovely condition. Displaying pleasing head and expression, neat ears and ample length to neck. Well balanced overall, shoulders well laid back, level in top line and nicely angulated rear quarters. Movement was loose but should tighten up with age
2. Mrs. J. Powell Bonnyhilbrae Love Of Joy
Very little to choose between 1 & 2 here but felt my winner presented that little bit more animation whist standing and on the move. A bitch with pleasing head and expression, good length to neck, straight in foreleg displaying correct front and rear angulations.
3. Mrs. P. Bellamy Bochilbarley Won’t Let You Go
JUNIOR (2. 0):
1. Mrs. D. Beeson Esined Pandora
Balanced bitch that stood and showed well, covering plenty of ground. Pleasing head and expression, good length to neck into well angulated front assembly, straight in foreleg, tight feet, level top line and well angulated rear quarters. Moved and handled well.
Reserve Best of Breed.
2. Miss. A. Bellamy Moontorn Goddess Of Love
Overall, a nicely balanced bitch with pleasing head and expression, good length in neck although I felt a little upright in shoulder but nice and straight in foreleg with tight cat like feet. She showed a good turn of stifle but let herself down on movement. Shown and handled well.
POST GRADUATE (2. 0):
1. Mrs. P. Bellamy Bochilbarley Blue Moon (AI)
Nicely handled boy with super balance that moved well with drive covering plenty of ground. Head held high as he maintained a level stance on the move. Clean cut head, nicely arched neck into well laid shoulders, straight in foreleg tucked well under deep chest, strong level back and rear quarters. Was pleased to award him BOB.
Best of Breed.
2. Mrs. D. Beeson Esined Feathertail
A nicely made bitch, but preferred the overall balance and animation of one. Pleasing head and expression, good length to neck, well laid shoulders into strong rear quarters. Moved and handled well.
LIMIT (2. 0):
1. Mrs. P. Bellamy Bochilbarley Blue Moon (AI)
As for Post Graduate.
OPEN (2. 0):
1. Miss. A. Bellamy Bochilbarley Izzy’s Moon At Moontorn
A happy well-
2. Mrs. C. P. Tague Wyrebeck Midnight Breeze
Four year male that was very nicely made but carrying a little too much weight over the fore-
SPANIEL (WELSH SPRINGER)
JUNIOR (2. 0):
1. Ms. M. Miss. P. & Mr. R.
Thomas, Burchmore & Bowd Bowdonia Moon River
Reserve Best Puppy In Show.
2. Mr. M. & Mrs. J. Millard Ferndel High Comand At Rubylea
Happy dog of only 7 months that showed balance and positivity, but loved to play his handler about and sadly lost out on maturity to 1. Pleasing head and expression, excellent length to neck, good lay of shoulder, straight in foreleg and level top line. Handled and moved well.
POST GRADUATE (1. 0):
1. Mrs. A. P. Caldwell Hillpark Queen Bee For Cerysan
OPEN (2. 0):
1. Mrs. H. & Mr. A. Brown Bowdonia Ozzie
Best of Breed.
Reserve Best In Show.
2. Caldwell & McDowell Bowdonia Only The Brave For Cerysanin
Another boy of quality that pushed my winner hard for first place, but overall I preferred the general balance and rear quarter assembly of my winner not withstanding that this boy displayed many other super qualities. Was proud to award him Reserve Best of Breed and later award him first place in the RBOB Stakes.
Reserve Best of Breed.
Winner Of The Reserve Best Of Breed Stakes.
GRADUATE (1. 0):
1. Mr. C. L. & Ms. E. Knight & Shuffle Carbonnie Handsome Lad
A young happy boy of 9 months that sadly stood alone in this breed. I felt he was very raw to showing and very much needed ring craft training. He played his handler about which prevented me from going over him properly and movement was extremely erratic. Despite his unruly behavior, he was nicely balanced and behaved like a typical naughty puppy. Don’t lose that personality.
Best of Breed. Best Puppy.
RESERVE BEST OF BREED STAKES
1. Caldwell & McDowell Bowdonia Only The Brave For Cerysanin
Spaniel (Welsh Springer)
2. Mrs. V. Mandley. Maltqudos Miss Mash
3. Mr. & Mrs. Sharman & Jennings-
4. Ms. D. & Miss. T. Newson Tivalake Let’s Misbehave JW
Retriever (Nova Scotia Duck Tolling)
5. Mrs. D. Beeson Esined Pandora
Retriever (Flat Coated)
Critique not written on Stakes Class, as these would have been completed by the
Breed Specialist in the scheduled breed classes.
East Anglian Gundog Society 30th September 2018
Thank you to the Committee for inviting me to judge at your show. Thank you to the exhibitors for your entries which are very much appreciated. Unfortunately the surface was a little troublesome for a number of dogs today.
German Shorthaired Pointer:
G 2. 1, Gordons’s Robincroft Me and My Girl, liver and white bitch with feminine head with good proportions set on a strong muscular neck, good depth of chest, well angled both front and rear with an appealing outline, moved out on a good stride BOB. 2, Salter’s Life After Jack, 9 months old liver and white bitch, pleasing head and lengthy neck, a little more upright in front than 1, broad hips with strong thighs, a little erratic on the move which was not helped by the surface BP.
O 1. 1, Salter’s Kavacanne a Sprite, liver and white bitch, with a well proportion head and good earset, muscular neck set onto slopping shoulders, elbows well laid back, well sprung ribs and nicely bent stifles, moved in a workmanlike manner and pushed hard for best of breed but just carrying a little bit of extra weight today RBOB.
P 2. 1, Adams and Scales’s Fisherbloom Re’encountered, black and white 9 month old dog, presented an appealing outline, although still a bit raw, good angulation front and rear, kind expression with good head proportions, needs to drop a little in chest but this should come, standing on straight legs with nice oval bone, moved steadily on a difficult surface BP and pleased to see him awarded best puppy in show 3. 2, Chevalier’s Bradgate Victory Salute to Roughpoint, black and white 6.5 months old dog, still very much a baby at this stage, I would prefer a little more work in his head but time is on his side, many of the same attributes as 1 but a little longer cast, both at different stages but just felt that 1 had the edge today.
J 2. 1, Norbury’s Medogold Bamalam, liver and white bitch, lovely head and expression with good reach of neck flowing into correct shoulders, good return of upper arm, well sprung ribs with short coupling and well turned stifles, lengthy sloping pasterns and correct oval bone sitting on good feet, she has a level topline which was held on the move, moved well to take BOB and thrilled to see her awarded best in show . 2, Chevalier’s Millpoint Some Like it Hot, black and white bitch, feminine head set on good reach of neck but a little narrow in front for me, preferred front angulation and overall outline of 1, moved ok on this difficult surface.
O 2. 1, Norbury’s medogold Milkshake at Heartbury JW ShCM, black and white bitch presented in good condition, feminine head with dark eyes, built on flowing lines, well angulated fore and aft with strong resilient pasterns, moved out steady and sound RBOB. 2, Marsh’s Ratchda’s Rock Thrush, upstanding liver and white dog with a well chiselled masculine head, level topline sitting on good legs with good expanse of second thigh and tight feet, sadly not liking the surface today which compromised his movement.
6 to 11 years 1. 1, Megan Slack handling a Golden Retriever, presented her dog well and had a good rapport, performed her triangle ok although her lines could be a little straighter.
12 to 16 years 2 (1) 1, Abigail Levene handling an Irish Setter who presented and moved her dog well on a difficult surface, listen to and carried out my instructions and kept an eye on me at all times BJH.
17 to 24 years 1. 1, Tess Newson handling a NSDTR, shadowed and presented her dog well with neat pattern work, good rapport and listened to my instructions BAH.
25 to 45 years 1. 1, Victoria Norbury handling a pointer, presented her dog well, patterns could be a bit neater and just felt that moving a little faster would have been of benefit.