Critique for Melton Mowbray & DCS
Thank you to the exhibitors for turning out on this miserable ‘Summers’
day. The rain was continuous but everyone remained in good spirits and
accepted that it was better to be judged outside in the large grass ring
than wait until we could fit inside. The rain didn’t seem to affect the
dogs which is good. Movement was limited due to the conditions
Novice (4,3a) 1st Burton’s Vodahond Delta Lady.
Only 7mth but what a super puppy. Lovely shape, broad feminine head.
Well laid shoulders, broad ribs with good depth, short strong loin, good
angles at rear. Well boned and good feet. Lovely free mover.
Post Graduate (1,0a) 1st Burton’s Vodahond
Innuendo. 3yr D. An imposing young man of good size and shape. Broad
in head, strong well muscled neck, well laid shoulders and good fore
chest. Good spring and depth of rib, good rear angles. Good front
movement, tended to ‘kick up’ a bit behind.
Open (4,1a) 1st Alexander’s Vodahond Carrie-Ann.
Super 3 ˝ yr B. Stood against her brother, close call between them. She
just had the edge on cleaner lines. Super shape, broad head yet
remaining feminine, lovely dark eye, strong neck to well laid shoulders
over well sprung ribs of good depth. Lovely bone and feet. Short
strong loin to lovely rear angles. Looks a picture on the stand and
doesn’t disappoint on the move. Well deserved BOB and lovely to hear
she went RBIS. Well done.
2nd Burton’s Vodahond The One
3rd Martin’s Stelamah Secret Love
Junior (3,2a) 1st Slaney’s Heres Looking At You
Kid. 7mth Br D. A little longer cast than I like but coming along.
Nice dark eye and pigment. Well laid shoulders, good rib and god angles
behind. Correct tailset. Good size bone and nice feet. Moves well with
good reach. BP & PG2
Open (2,0a) 1st.Esders’ Roxiga Valentino Rossi.
3yr Red D. A old fashioned boxer of good size. Nice masculine head of
good breadth and depth, lovely dark eye and good pigment. Good crest of
neck. Well laid shoulders, good bone and feet. Short coupled and well
muscled throughout. Good mover. BOB & G4
2nd Esders’ Roxiga Banbino Di Pavarotti
Open (2,0a) My first time judging breed classes so thank you for
entering. Only 2 but both very nice.
1st Salter’s Shepherdsway Jack Frost. Strong powerful
looking 3yr D. Masculine head of good wedge shape, good ears and eye.
Well laid shoulders, good deep chest, short coupled and well muscled
throughout. Good thick coat. Powerful mover. BOB & G2
2nd Bailey’s Shepherdsway Snow Showers over Akna
Open (2,1a) 1st Salter’s Salazka’s Arcturus Black
Siberian Huskey. 3 ˝ yr D. Good outline, head quite broad but not
course, good eye. Well laid shoulders and upper arm, good body through
to a lovely rear. Good smooth light gait. BAVNSC
1st Alexander’s Vodahond Carrie-Ann Newfoundland
2nd Salter’s Shepherdsway Jack Frost Canadian Eskimo Dog
3rd Salter’s Salazka’s Arcturus Black Siberian Huskey
4th Esders’ Roxiga Valentino Rossi Boxer.
Working Puppy Group
1st Burton’s Vodahond Delta Lady.Newfoundland
2nd Slaney’s Heres Looking At You Kid. Boxer
Puppy (2,1a) 1st Alkman’s Welanga Fire Opel.
9mth Bl/Mrl B. Lovely young lady. Good head shape with lovely dark eyes
and good ear carriage. Ears used well. Nice overall shape, good bone and
feet. In good coat but nothing hidden today in the rain. Well laid
shoulders, good rear. Very nice mover, true & steady. BP & PG3
Graduate (5,2a) 1st Alkman’s Welanga Earth Wind [ATC
AJ00461FRA] 2yr B of lovely shape. Good head & eyes. Good ear set
and carriage. Lovely body with well laid shoulders, short loin and good
angles to rear. Well muscled. Nice mover.
2nd Bradshaw’s Salgarden Time on my Side at Tyfield
Open (6,3a) Nice class neaded up by 2 top class bitches.
1st Hodges’ Jopium Secret Star JW. Super outline on
this 3yr B. Super head with correct planes, dark eye. Excellent
shoulders and good forechest that is lacking in so many dogs. Short
strong loin to well muscled rear with good angles. Nice amount of bone
and neat feet. Best of movers, free & true with good profile action.
BOB & G1
2nd Hornby & Arnall’s Tanzenny Ebony Eyes ShCM. Very similar and
very close to the winner in many aspects. Nitpicking on movement being
not quite as positive as the winner but still one of the best around.
3rd Alkman’s Myriehewe Attraction with Welanga
Junior (1,0a) 1st Day’s Sheltysham Shared Sunshine
with Tragility. 9mth D. Nice young man of good shape. Wouldn’t want
his head to get any broader personally. Lovely eye and ears, very alear
and attentive. Well laid shoulders and well ribbed. Good bone and feet.
Well muscled for age and in good condition. Correct movement. BP
Post Graduate (2,1a) 1st Hamson’s Wizaland Kristal
Moon. 4yr B. Pretty with nice head and dark eye. Lovely shape. Well
laid shoulders over good ribbing. Super rear angles. Lovely mover with
correct head carriage.
Open (3,0a) 1st Beddows’ Borderpride Eternal Touch
ShCM. Very imposing 4yr D. Lovely outline. Masculine head of good
proportions with dark eye. Well laid shoulders, super forechest, good
bone and feet. Good depth to chest, strong loin and super rear. Lovely
steady mover. BOB & G2
2nd Hamson’s Wizaland Highland Diamond. 6yr B. Another lovely
lady who made the decision for RBOB very hard. Very similar to my PG
winner. Liked them both but in the run off this lady was just a touch
more positive on the move. RBOB
3rd Rose’s Tragility Twist in Time
Australian Shepherd Dog
Junior (1,0a) 1st Hodges, Gatenby & Green’s
Triforce Looking Glace at Jopium NAF TAF. Just 6mths and what a
sweetie. Pretty girl with a lovely head. Ears currently have a mind of
their own but should settle. Lovely body shape with good bone and good
coat. Well laid shoulders, well sprung ribs of good depth. Lovely rear
angles. Lovely to watch in profile, good going away and just needs to
mature in front. Ideally needs to keep her tail down but a promising
youngster who should mature nicely. BP & PG1
Post Graduate (2,1a) 1st Clarke’s Shloyan
Rockafella. 2yr D. Nice outline with correct shaped head, good ears
and carriage. Nice eye. Super shoulders with good forechest and depth of
chest. Good amount of bone and nice feet. Strong loin to lovely rear
angles. Correct tail set but rather proud of his tail on the move at
this age. Super mover, not overdone but true all round. BOB & G3
Open (2,1a) 1st Allan & Harlow’s Allmark Lenny Henry
ShCM. Loved this boy for his head and shape. Very good outline. Ex
shoulders and forechest. Good spring of rib and good bone and feet.
Lovely rear. Nice typey mover. Just a little unsure today that cost him
Open (3,2a) 1st Beaden’s Myriehewe Gordon Bennett.
Shetland Sheepdog. 5yrs, well up to size, lovely dark eye, super ear
carriage and use. Very mobile. Good lay of shoulder. In full coat today
that repelled the rain well. Super little mover, true for and aft.
BAVNSC & G4
Open (3,2a) 1st Hamson’s Gillesta What a Gem ShCM.
9yr Border Collie B. What a lovely lady. Very typey with a good head,
nice eyes and ears. Good neck and well laid shoulders. Well ribbed with
good depth. Lovely rear angles. What a joy to watch on the move. Correct
Collie action and true. Showed the youngsters a thing or two about
1st Hodges’ Jopium Secret Star JW. Rough Collie
2nd Beddows’ Borderpride Eternal Touch ShCM. Border Collie
3rd Clarke’s Shloyan Rockafella. ASD
4th Beaden’s Myriehewe Gordon Bennett. Shetland Sheepdog.
Pastoral Puppy Group
1st Hodges, Gatenby & Green’s Triforce Looking Glace at Jopium NAF
2nd Day’s Sheltysham Shared Subshine with Tragility. Border
3rd Alkman’s Welanga Fire Opel. Rough Collie
Ray McDonald (Judge)