Critique for Alfreton & District C S    20/07/2008

 Flatcoated Retriever
Puppy  (2,0)

1st    Romeo-Dieste’s Bochilbarley November Mist over Hopevalley. 7½ mth B.  Beautiful, young lady who takes your eye both on the stand and on the move. Balanced throughout, lovely classic head with dark eye, excellent shoulders and front with good bone and nice feet. Well bodied through to a good rear. Super mover BP.

2nd   Sexton’s Downstream Prime Suspect

Junior  (4,2)

1st    Whitmore’s Gwenadillo Final Legacy from Clearfield.  17mth D.  Coming along.  Presenting a good typey outline.  Good front assembly, well ribbed with good depth, good rear angles, free mover, true fore and aft.

2nd   Durrent & Bentley’s Idawood Isla


Post Graduate  (4,3)

1st    Middleton’s Benvellyn Cape Constantia.  22mth D. Lovely head and good eye. Well laid shoulders, good front assembly and lovely deep chest. Super rear, powerful yet graceful. Very lively and happy on the move, went well, true and lovely to watch in profile. Stood alone but a worthy winner. Pushed in the challenge but just lacked the presence of the open winner..


Open (3,2)

1st    Whitmore’s Gwenadillo Highland Lad at Clearfield. 2yr D. What a ‘Happy Chap’. Lovely to go over, solid boy presenting a lovely outline. Very good shoulders, deep chest. Lovely rear assembly with good angles. Very nice mover with good tailset and action, always happy. Moved with ease, true fore and aft, showing good reach and drive in profile.  Moved with purpose in the challenge to secure a close fought BOB.

Judge – Ray McDonald