Critique for Home Counties Cocker Club
My thanks to Jonathan Daltry and his committee for their invitation to
judge the ‘Special Award’ classes at their show. A friendly, welcoming
show with great hospitality, an entry I was thrilled with and some
lovely dogs to judge. What more could I ask for?
Puppy Dog/Bitch (10,0a)
What a lovely class of some very nice puppies
1st Kerry’s Claramand Beauty In Blonde at Corbeara.
A very nice 10mth Golden B. Lovely shape with nice head, dark
eye and good earset. Super lay of shoulder, well sprung ribs of
good depth. Good rear with lovely tail set and carriage, always
wagging which is nice to see. Coat coming along nicely. Best
mover, true coming and going.
2nd Thomas’ Fendrove Mr Bo Jangles by Claramand.
8mth Golden D. Another very pleasing and promising puppy.
Lovely head and eye, super front and rear assemblies. Slightly
shorter cast than my winner and also in good coat. Not as
positive on the move.
3rd Wyeth’s Fendrove Betty Boop
A number of dogs that looked nice on the table were disappointing on the
1st Anderson’s Sonaham Ginger Nut. 22mth O/R
B. One of those dogs that doesn’t necessarily catch your eye to
start with but when you get hands on and watch her move there is
lots to like. Of good overall shape and size with pleasing head
and eye. Good length of neck into well laid shoulders over well
sprung ribs of good depth. Nice angles to the rear. Nice thick
coat although not all the furnishings so many desire. On the
move though she was the truest of them all
2nd Thomas’ Merry Cocktails Manager by Claramand
(Imp). 14mth Golden D. Heavier in head than I prefer but in
proportion and with nice eye and correct ears. Good length of
neck into very well laid shoulders. Good ribbing with good
depth. Short coupled and lovely rear angles. Moves true with a
Rihoy’s Sunnerset Over The Rainbow.
Special Open Dog/Bitch
A lovely class headed up by 2 very nice Black boys.
1st West’s Sheigra Sugar Daddy with Donmyl JW.
Lovely young man just 20mths. Presenting a lovely picture with
good head, masculine but refined, with dark eye. Good neck to
super shoulders over well sprung ribs of good depth. Short
strong loin to lovely rear angulation. Finished off with a good
coat. A true mover with plenty of drive. Best Special.
2nd Moorat’s Sunnerset Moonlight Dancer.
Another lovely boy, well made with pleasing head. Good neck with
well laid shoulders. Good spring and depth of chest. Lovely rear
angles. Also in good coat. Moved well but preferred the tail
carriage of my winner.
3rd Fajardo’s Glohill Young Gun at Sanmatayo.