|Thorpe Willoughby Village Hall, Nr. Selby On SUNDAY 5th May 2013|
|Judge: Miss Kelly Holland (Flatcharm)|
|Photos courtesy of Roz Bellamy|
|BEST IN SHOW||Stevenson Miss S||Sh Ch STEELRIVER HEATWAVE JW|
|RESERVE BEST IN SHOW||Whitmore Mrs C & Mr T J||CASTLEROCK MAGIC’S STAKE ON CLEARFIELD|
|BEST OPPOSITE SEX||Whitmore Mrs C & Mr T J||CASTLEROCK MAGIC’S STAKE ON CLEARFIELD|
|BEST PUPPY IN SHOW||Malone Mr and Mrs C J||KISSOCK WEESLEEKIT FOR KIRKBECK|
|BEST VETERAN IN SHOW||Fox & Drewery Ms H & Mr P||BLACKTOFT EVER BLAZIN|
|BEST DOG||Whitmore Mrs C & Mr T J||CASTLEROCK MAGIC’S STAKE ON CLEARFIELD|
|RESERVE BEST DOG||Ross Mr J M & Mrs K N||DOWNSTREAM FACE THE MUSIC|
|BEST PUPPY DOG||Godefroy Mr M||FENWOOD BAY A DARK SIDE OF THE MOON|
|BEST BITCH||Stevenson Miss S||Sh Ch STEELRIVER HEATWAVE JW|
|RESERVE BEST BITCH||Fox Mrs H||BLACKTOFT BLUE LIKE JAZZ|
|BEST PUPPY BITCH||Malone Mr and Mrs C J||KISSOCK WEESLEEKIT FOR KIRKBECK|
|BEST VETERAN DOG||Fox & Drewery Ms H & Mr P||BLACKTOFT EVER BLAZIN|
|BEST VETERAN BITCH||Fox Mrs H||BLACKTOFT BLUE LIKE JAZZ|
|BEST LIVER IN SHOW||Hewison Mr & Mrs C||HARVEST MOON OF CASBLAIDD|
|Full results are listed in a single page pdf file here|
I would like to thank the committee for inviting me to judge this show, also my stewards for making the day run so smoothly and finally the exhibitors for bringing their dogs and taking accepting decisions with good sportsmanship.Overall the quality of the dogs were good, sadly some exhibits were far too overweight which spoilt their outline, a few of the younger males were alittle proud of their tails, which could be an age thing and the ring was rather small which made accessing movement a difficult task.I was really pleased to find out that a lot of my final line up were relatives, a true reflection on a good consistent kennel.
Class 1 Minor Puppy Dog 4.4
1st Godefroy’s Fenwood Bay A Dark Side Of The Moon
My Notes say ‘simply stunning’ and that he was. Beautifully balanced with a masculine head and dark eye, well laid shoulders,good bone and feet and the strongest of toplines for one so young which he held on the move, excellent mover. Best Puppy Dog
2nd Adams Kissock Dark and Dashing
Another Lovely puppy of correct size, the best of heads with a cheeky soft expression. Excellent front construction,good length of loin, lovely round bone and strong rear quarters,in good coat and condition, moved well, just didn’t quite have the balance of 1.
3rd Hean Fenwood Bay A Dark Side of Arangold
Another correct size balanced baby,nice head, strong neck and well placed shoulders, good bone and feet, excellent width of 2nd thigh, just not quite as settled on the move as 1 and 2.
Class 2 Puppy Dog 2.2
1st Heneseys Caci’s Hit The Road Jack With Wrensmead (IMP SWE)
Balanced puppy of correct size, good moulded head with a sweet melting expression, excellent topline and tailset, good bone and the best of feet, strong rear quarters, presented in hard condition, moved well once settled, would have liked a better lay of shoulder to complete the picture.
2nd O’Brien Pampaws Pleased As Punch
Upstanding mature dog with a strong masculine head,good front construction, well off for bone and coat. Would prefer shorter hocks. Moved steadily.
Class 3 Junior Dog 8.1abs
Beautiful class of youngsters
1st Ross Downstream Face The Music
This young man took my breath away! Correct size elegant dog with the best of heads, kindest of dark eyes, cheeky soft expression, strong neck into well placed shoulders, spirit level topline and well set tail, round bone and cat like feet, drove round the ring like he owned it. Certainly one to watch for the future. Expertly handled.
Res Best Dog
2nd Godefroy’s Castlerock Magics Dream About Fenwood
Beautifully balanced young male in excellent coat and condition. Lovely moulded head, well set ears and long elegant neck. Correct length of loin, the best of feet and strong rear quarters. Moved steady and true, would like more brisket to complete the picture.
3rd Heneseys Cacis Hit The Road Jack With Wrensmead (IMP SWE)
Class 4 Yearling Dog 4.2abs
1st Skitmore,Fretter and Rose’s Stranfaer Bodufinolhu
Elegant young man, needs time to fill out into himself,everything is there to come. Lovely head with a sweet melting expression,good bone and coat, the best of feet, good width of 2nd thigh and well let down hocks. Moved better in this class when settled.
2nd Hammersleys Buckleyhill Morpheus For Nellspeace
Upstanding, heavier type dog. Moulded masculine head, good front construction, deep body and cat like feet, very erratic in hind movement.
Class 5 Novice Dog 6.1abs
1st Heneseys Cacis Hit the Road Jack With Wrensmead (IMP SWE)
2nd Mcquillan’s Gemswin Black Magic
This elegant young man is very immature, but his confirmation and movement cannot be denied, what you see is what you get. The best of heads with a gentle sweet expression and a hint of cheekiness, strong neck and topline, correct length of loin, strong rear quarters and the most beautiful of feet, one of the best movers of the day.
3rd White’s Rievaulx Sea Biscuit of Whiteabbey
What a coat! Medium sized, balanced young male, excellent topline and tailset, correct loin and good width of 2nd thigh, a little over exuberant on the move, would like a more classical head.
Class 6 Graduate Dog 6.6
1st Romeo –Dieste Hopevalley Morning Mayhem JW
Handsome male of correct size, beautifully balanced in excellent coat and condition. Classical head with a kind dark eye and melting expression. Well placed shoulders, tight elbows and oval feet. Stong rear quarters, well let down hocks and correct length of loin. Moved well, handled to advantage.
2nd Mcqullians Gemswin Black Magic
3rd Ormes Elmstock Thyme to Dream
Correct size, lovely moulded head with a soft gentle expression, elegant neck and strong topline. Would prefer a better return of upper arm, good rear angulation, well let down hocks.in hard condition which enabled him to Move well although can be a little proud of his tail.
Class 7 Post Graduate Dog 7.1abs
1st Henesey’s Santonwood Lowry At Wrensmead JW
I have admired this young man from the ringside, Medium sized elegant dog, beautiful head and expression, correct front construction, in gleaming coat and condition, strong topline and well angled rear quarters, moved well, considered for top honours but he was a little too proud of his tail in the challenge.
2nd Newtons’s Jasper Im No Angel
My notes read, good honest, workmanlike dog. Medium size, in full coat and the hardest of condition. Masculine moulded head with the cheekiest of expressions, well off for bone, the best of feet, good topline and tailset, strong rear quarters, this boy never stopped wagging. Would like tighter front movement to complete the picture. Moved well with drive.
3rd Slack’s Islstrom Glen Dhu
Smaller size dog, every inch a flatcoat, one of the best heads of the day, the darkest of eyes and the most melting of expressions. In Gleaming coat, neat tight feet, excels in front construction, would like a stronger topline, correct length of loin and 2nd thigh. Needed to be moved quicker to really appreciate how this dog can move.
Class 8 Limit Dog 8.8
Beautiful Class I was spoilt for choice, could all change places on another day.
1ST Whitmore’s Castlerock Magics Stake On Clearfield
Another dog I have admired many times from the ringside, I have never seen him look so good as he did today, he just commanded attention. All male, but still has the elegance a flatcoat requires. His head is to die for with a melting dreamy soft expression, excels in front construction,tight feet, good strong topline,short loin and well set tail, which he carried perfectly on the move, powering round the ring effortlessly, pleased to award him Best dog and res Best in Show.
2nd Fox’s Steelriver Blazin Hot at Blacktoft
Lovely young dog, glamorous yet workmanlike, in excellent coat and condition. Classical moulded head with a sweet gentle expression and a kind dark eye. Round bone and tight cat like feet, strong level topline and excellent tailset, correct rear angulation and well let down hocks. Constantly wagging his tail whilst flowing effortlessly round the ring, just lost out to a more mature dog on top form.
3rd Brook’s Culmquill Makin Whoopee
This chap stole my heart with his ever wagging tail and his smiley face. Beautiful classical moulded head, with the most melting of expressions. Good front construction, well off for bone, good coat and the most lovely feet. Correct width of 2nd thigh, short hocks that were well let down, moved well once settled, he was overloaded on his shoulders which spoilt his overall outline.
Class 9 Open Dog 6.1abs
1st Halls Ghilgrange Magician Magic JW
Upstanding male but very balanced, in good coat and excellent condition. Classical moulded head with a sweet melting expression. Correct lay of shoulder and upper arm return, strong topline and rear quarters, moved well once settled.
2nd Brook’s Culmquill Supadupa Day
Medium sized, workmanlike dog, good bone and coat. Masculine head with dark eye, would like a little more neck. Correct length of loin, good rear angulation and well let down hocks, moved well just a little proud of his tail.
3rd Adam’s Fordingham Black Diamond
Upstanding elegant dog, classical head and expression, spirit level topline and excellent tailset, would like a better layback of shoulder to finish the picture, I wanted to place this dog higher but he was giving his handler a hard time. Moved effortlessly.
Class 10 Veteran Dog 2.2
1st Fox’s Blacktoft Ever Blazin
Hard to believe this gentleman is a veteran. Correct sized workmanlike dog, has the correct amount of raciness without weediness, showing power without lumber, just as a flatcoat in its prime should. Classical moulded head with the darkest of eyes and a soft kind expression, good front confirmation, strong topline with his tail flowing straight off his back, strong rear, with short well let down hocks, he powered round the ring like a 3 year old. Please to read he is the sire of my BIS winner and the sister of my best veteran bitch. Best Veteran In Show.
2nd Whitings Torwood Able Azo of Spenbeck
Another young at heart veteran, who left some of his coat at home today, lovely deep body, good bone, he wagged his heart out. Moved ok once settled.
Class 12 Special Liver Dog 1.1
1st Colson’s Windyhollows Brere Bear
Workmanlike dog, lovely deep rich liver colour, excellent bone and feet, good front construction, deep body and strong hind quarters. Moved ok.
Class 13 Minor Puppy Bitch 4.4
1st Malone’s Kissock weesleekit for kirkbeck
My notes say ‘simply gorgeous’ for this young lady and that she is.Beautiful moulded head with just the right amount of fill in, coal dark eyes and the softest of expressions. Correct shoulder lay and return of upper arm, excellent bone and feet, strong topline and rear quarters, moved lovely once settled.Best Puppy in Show
2nd Smith’s Ronevorg Purple Dream
Medium sized pretty little lady, excellent coat and condition. Feminine head and soft expression. Ok for bone, good feet, correct length of loin, good width of 2nd thigh. Moved ok.
3rd Godefroy’s Fenwood Bay Alyssa
Another correct sized young lady, good front construction, spirit level topline, cat like feet and good rear angulation, not quite as classical in the head as the first 2. Moved soundly.
Class 14 Puppy Bitch 3.3
1st Malone’s Kissock Weesleekit for Kirkbeck
2nd Smiths Ronevorg Purple Dream
3rd Knowle’s Feldkirk Presciana
Super elegant young lady,needs time to grow into herself. lovely head and expression, would benefit from a better lay of shoulder, good topline and tailset and the tightest of feet. Moved ok, handled sympathetically.
Class 15 Junior Bitch 4.4
1st Brook’s Flathams Goade Delbax from Castlerock
Beautiful elegant bitch, the best of topline and tailsets, lovely moulded head with a kind gentle expression. Long neck into well placed shoulders, tight feet and correct rear angulation. For me this young lady was among the best movers of the day, she looks every inch her age otherwise would have been considered for top honours. one to watch for the future. Very well handled.
2nd Lynott’s Avening Lovely Lady
Similar type to 1 in beautiful coat and condition. Classical feminine head with a kind dark eyes that glittered she has the cheekiest of expressions, sound front construction which showed in her movement. Tight feet, good bone and correct rear angulation, moved well once settled, just preferred the topline of 1.
3rd Stevenson’s Misty Blue Steelriver
Smaller bitch, beautifully balanced in good coat and the hardest of condition. Feminine head with a cheeky expression, good bone and feet, tight elbows and correct rear angulation, giving her handler a rather hard time but moved well once settled.
Class 16 Yearling Bitch 4.1abs
1st Brook’s Flathams Gaode Delbax From Castlerock
2nd Putnam Ebormist Endless Devotion
Medium sized bitch, sadly this young lady was far too over weight which spoilt her outline and made her roll when moving, otherwise a lovely workmanlike girl with a nice head, good bone and in good coat. Moved ok.
3rd Elrod’s Arrowhill Stargazer
Upstanding bitch, another one that was far too overweight, a little strong in the head for a bitch, good front construction, dropped topline due to being overweight, correct length of loin and 2nd thigh. Would like much tighter feet. Moved ok.
Class 17 Novice Bitch 5.5
1st Knowles Sevenhills Star Made
I really liked this young lady, a little taller than I would prefer, but so balanced. Feminine moulded head with correct fill in, excellent shoulder placement and return of upper arm. Well off for bone and the tightest of feet, Level topline and well set tail, strong rear quarters with well let down hocks. Powered round the ring with ease. Considered for top honours but gave her handler a hard time in the challenge.
2nd Brook’s Flathams Gaode Delbax from Castlerock.
3rd Putnam’s Ebormist Endless Devotion
Class 18 Graduate Bitch 6.1abs
1st Knowle’s Sevenhills Star Made
2nd Romeo-Dieste’s Hopevalley Morning Mist
This elegant young lady was just enchanting, super pretty, beautifully balanced and in excellent coat and condition. Feminine moulded head with the most melting of expressions, Excellent front construction, correct length of loin, good width of 2nd thigh with well let down hocks. Moved straight and true. Well handled. Just lost out to 1 on maturity.
3rd Colson’s Eskwinds Driving Miss Daisy To Windyhollows
Medium sized workmanlike bitch, pretty head and expression, good front construction, nice bone and feet, dropped her topline on the move and rear movement not as positive as 1 and 2.
Class 19 Post Graduate Bitch 5. 2abs
1st Warrington’s Woodavens Waterfall Wind JW
Lovely young lady, excellent bone and beautifully balanced. Feminine moulded head with correct fill in, she has the cheekiest of expressions and the smiliest of eyes. Excellent front construction, correct length of loin, good width of 2nd thigh, arched feet and well let down hocks. Moved well.
2nd Arnold’s Casanjay Gaelic Dancer
Super elegant bitch of correct size, in good coat and condition, feminine head with a sweet expression. Moved ok.
3rd Smith’s Ronevorg Dream Deal
Masculine bitch, a little broad in back skull and short in muzzle. Well off for bone, good front construction, tight feet, long in loin. Movement could be better.
Class 20 Limit Bitch 4.4
1st Warrington’s Woodavens Wisteria Wind
Medium sized workman like bitch, very balanced and in gleaming coat. beautifully moulded head with a kind melting expression, Correct lay of shoulder and return of upper arm, good bone and feet, good width of 2nd thigh and well let down hocks. Could do with losing a bit of weight over her shoulders. Moved well once settled.
2nd Romeo-dieste’s Bochilbarley November Mist Over Hopevalley
Smaller elegant bitch, beautifully balanced in excellent coat and condition, feminine head with a sweet cheeky expression and a kind dark eye. Strong neck into well placed shoulders,correct length of loin, good width of 2nd thigh and nice short hocks, moved well, just preferred tail set of 1.
3rd Walker’s Gloi Dubh Celtic Heritage JW
Upstanding bitch in good coat and condition. Classical head with kind dark eye, strong neck into well placed shoulders. Long in loin, good width of 2nd thigh, nice feet, would refer tighter front movement, excellent side gait.
Class 21 Open Bitch 3.1abs
1st Stevenson’s Sh Ch Steelriver Heatwave JW
What an honour to go over this stunning champion, did her well as a puppy, lovely to judge the finished dog. She oozes flatcoat, from her classical head, cheeky expression, spirit level top line to her well set ever wagging tail. She has cat like feet and in the best condition of the day, floating round the ring, powering from her strong rear quarters. She demanded attention and she got it, didn’t hesitate to give her Best in Show.
2nd Hall’s Ghilgrange Magic Maiden JW
Another beautiful lady whom I have admired on many occasion, did not disappoint when going over her. One of the best heads today, classical, feminine with correct fill in and the most melting of expressions, correct shoulder lay, well off for bone and cat like feet, strong top line and well set tail which she wagged constantly. Gave her handler a hard time on the move which cost her top honours.
Class 22 Veteran bitch 8.1abs
The best class of the day.
1st Fox’s Blacktoft Blue like Jazz
My notes say ‘just gorgeous’ and for me that sums her up, feminine, classical head with kind dark eye, she is elegant, all lady. Good front construction, enough bone for size, strong top line and tailset, cat like feet, good width of second thigh and well let down hocks, flowed round the ring like a 3 year old, these 2 veterans are a real credit to this kennel. Res best bitch.
2nd Hewison’s Harvest Moon of Casblaidd
Another girl I have always liked from ringside, a pleasure to go over, sadly left some of her coat at home today. Correct size, Beautiful moulded head with the softest expression, good bone and feet, strong top line, good length of loin and width of 2nd thigh, moves effortlessly.
3rd Hall’s Blacktoft Im No Angel For Ghilgrange
Upstanding, glamorous bitch, gleaming thick coat, the most classic of heads with the darkest of eyes and a melting expression. Good front construction, tight feet and strong hind quarters, carrying too much weight which made her lose her top line whilst standing and on the move.
Class 24 Special Liver Bitch 3.1abs
1st Hewison’s Harvest Moon Of Casblaidd Best Liver in Show
2nd Colson’s Windyhollows Winnipeg
Medium sized workmanlike bitch, deep rich colour, melting soft expression, good bone and feet, deep chest, correct length of loin,good width of 2nd thigh and strong hind quarters, moved well but would prefer a better tail carriage.
Class 25 Brace 4.1abs
1st Ms D Hall
Exuberant pair,full of flatcoat charm, classical heads, similar in type both in lovely coat and condition, moved in unison around the ring.
2nd Mr R M and Mrs J Slack
Handsome pair of boys, both of similar size slight difference in heads, both had good bone and feet, moved freely.
3rd C A Knowles
Both these girls were on the tall side for me, but both feminine and elegant, at very different stages, both had beautiful feet and in good condition
Photos courtesy of Roz Bellamy