First I must say thank you to all the Cocker and Pointer exhibitors for their entries. I was thrilled when I saw the numbers.
2nd Austin’s Cassom Blue Laagoon at Zerhea’s
3rd Clarke’s Harbethol Look Mr Musicman
Post Graduate (11,2a)
2nd Hillary’s Sheigra Mr Snuggles at Edasiy
3rd Jinks & White’s Jayzander Wish Come True for Edenloch
Res Clarke’s Harbethol Look Miss Minimee
VHC Fawcett’s JayzanderLets Tan Again
2nd Ray’s Jardinisle Happy Times
3rd Needham’s Merryhaze That’s Jazz
Res Jinks & White’s Jayzander Fine and Dandy with EdenlochVHC Marris-Bray’s Helenwood Gift Wrapped JW
2nd Marsh’s Ratchda’s Rock Thrush
2nd Brooksmith & Adam’s Nightgold Blackavar
3rd Goode’s Medogold Bonny Ivy
Res Dunn’s Meadowpoint Spirit Of Love
VHC Walking’s Truly Madly Deeply by Kiswahili
2nd Walking, Grantham * Moss’ Aspyre Counting Sheep at Kiswahili (Imp Aus)
3rd Cooper & Hinton’s Carmandine Cover Girl by Fleurfield
Res Saunders’ Tesgol Massalia
VHC Goode’s Millpoint Yeah Baby Yeah
Post Graduate (10,1a)
1st Kennedy’s Crunchcroft Onyx. 3yr D. What a lovely boy. Scores well for size and shape. Masculine head of correct shape, dark eye, correct ears with correct black fringing. Well made fore and aft. Super shoulders and return of upper arm. Short level back. Super little mover who just needs a little more confidence. BOB
6 – 11 Years (7,4
Ebb. A very
accomplished, polite young handler. Stood your cocker correctly both on the
floor and on the table. Showed the teeth well and was aware of your dog.
Pattern work was well executed with straight lines. My only criticism was
that I like to see the up & down with the dog on the same line. Apart from
that, very well handled.
2nd Abigail Mitchell. Handling a Dachshund. For her first time in the ring you did a super job. Not as accomplished at the table as the winner but proficient and gave me a good triangle. Same comments regarding the up and down being on the same line.
3rd Jed Bennett. Handling a pointer. I think that nerves got to you on the day. With a little direction your triangle and up & down were good. You need to remember to move the dog at the correct speed.
12 – 16 Years (5,3)
a boxer. Not an easy breed to handle but you made it look simple. Well stood
& well controlled showing the teeth. Patterns were tidy and lines were
good. Nice to see the dog moved on a loose lead.
2nd Jade Fryett. Handling a Dachshund. Another handler giving yourself a challenge with a 6 mth puppy. Table work and patterns were good as were your patterns and lines. As discussed, I would have preferred to see you use a loose lead and encourage your dog round.
17- 35 Years (5,2)
1st Kyle Adams.
a pointer. You rarely put a foot wrong and today was no exception. Lovely
clean table work, clear teeth and attention to the dog. Patterns were clean,
precise and at the correct speed. Very accomplished.
2nd Lauren Perfitt Handling a Malamute. Stood your dog well at the table and showed teeth well. Watch the first leg of the triangle. This is the first of 3 straight lines so should not be an arc. Your up & down was much straighter.
3rd Catherine Hobbs. Handling a Dalmatian. Good table work although I would have liked to see you ‘working’ your dog more to get the stand better as she does have a tendency to overstretch herself. Pattern work was ok.
36 Yrs & Over (8,6)
1st Mrs Edwina Kennedy
2nd Mrs Christine Wilson
An interesting class as you both did your best to lose the class. You both handled better in the breed classes than in this class. As discussed, keep the lead in the lower hand when showing the teeth, move your dog at the speed you would normally show it at and remember that a triangle is made up of 3 straight lines.
Ray McDonald (Judge)