Critique for Thames Valley Canine Society



We were unfortunate with the weather today.  The rain and snow did seem to have an effect on the dogs making many unhappy on the stand and unsettled on the move.


Pyrenean Mountain Dogs

Limit (2, 0)

1st Munson’s Pyrbern Blond Lynx. 20mth D. Presenting a pleasing outline. Head developing well with a lovely dark eye and nice close ears. Well made front and rear. Rather unsettled on the move today. BOB

2nd Munson’s Pyrbern Blond Apache



Italian Spinone

Junior (5,1a)

1st MacPherson’s Rokeover Billy Bong. 7mth D. A very nice young man. Correct in so many aspects presenting a lovely outline of correct shape and proportions. Good head with correct planes, nice eyes and correct ear set. Super, well laid shoulders, good bone and feet. Pleasing rear end, developing well. On the move, so steady and true for one so young. RBOB


2nd Wellman & Cook’s Riccini Ellena at Jaspins
3rd Bisiker & Sutton’s Netis Please don’t Tease with Caleuie
Res MacPherson’s Rokeover Dangermouse

Limit (1,0a)

1st Grange’s Liduci Autumnal Spirit  4yr D Lovely head with good planes and correct ears but eyes could be tighter. Well laid shoulders and good fore-chest. Good square shape with well developed rib cage and good depth of chest. Moved well in profile and behind.


Open (2,0a)

1st MacPherson’s Inostricani Foo at Rishona. At only 10mths this young man belies his age. A super shape with correct proportions. Lovely head and eye, correct ear set. Well laid shoulders, lovely fore-chest, good bone and feet. Good spring and depth of ribbing, short strong loin to well rounded rear. Super free mover, true fore and aft. A pleasure to award him BOB and BP then later lovely to watch him win Group 3 and Puppy Group 2

2nd Sutton’s Sh Ch Netis in the Groove JW ShCM





Limit (3,0a)

1st Greenwood’s Ansoma Blue Bell at Nikrick  2yr B. Fine and feminine. Nice head and eye, super lay of shoulder, lovely fore-chest, Well ribbed back giving good length. Super rear angles. Best of movers with a free flowing, ground covering gait and true coming and going.  In my opinion she presents a better outline when the hander does not over stretch her. RBOB

2nd Jefferies’ Gralifreund Gift of Grace for Silbermeer
3rd Marsh’s Gallyocean White Rapids

 Open (2,0a)

1st Clarke & Radford’s Schonhund Showvanist over Errytar JW. My notes say “Stunning”. What a pleasure to judge this young man. Superb outline, super head with nice eye. Good length of neck to well laid, well-muscled shoulders. Straight front with good bone and well arched feet. Well sprung ribs of good depth. Strong loin to well muscled and correctly angulated rear. Effortless on the move with free ground covering strides and true fore and aft. In super condition and well handled.  Pleasure to award BOB then thrilled when he won the Group and went on to win RBIS.

2nd Jefferies’ Graufreund Garnet at Silbermeer ShCM



Retriever (NSDTR)


Limit (1,0a)

1st Burchell’s Tivalake Jingle Bell Rock. 2yr D. Lovely Head with nice eye and good ear set. Well laid shoulders, good bone and neat feet. Well sprung ribs of good depth. Lovely rear angles. Looks a picture on the move with a lovely profile action and true coming and going.  He does his best to spoil it by ‘slouching’ on the stand. BOB


Open (1,0a)

sweetie. Very pretty girl of good size and a pleasing shape. Feminine with a lovely dark eye, ears could be a better. Well laid shoulders, good spring of rib, good rear angles and well muscled.  Loves her mum a bit too much so it affects her movement but good front reach and good tail carriage. RBOB


Field Spaniels


Junior (1,0a)

1st Tye’s Thandiwe Last Tango of Tymora  7mth D. Such a baby. Pleasing head, nice dark eye but they need to tighten. Nice ears. Excellent lay of shoulder but needs to tighten in front. Good spring and depth of rib. Nice rear angles. Moved well. BP


Limit (1,0a)

1st Harding’s Havelli’s The Dark Knight at Kingsmist. 2yr D. Lovely size and shape. Good head, dark eye and low set ears. Super shoulders, lovely fore-chest and best of fronts today. Deep chest to strong loin to correct rear angles.  Lovely mover with straight front, good rear and profile. BOB


Open (1,0a)

1st Harding’s Kingsmist Falcon. 6yr D. Similar stamp to my BOB, good size and shape but just starting to show his age in front. Well laid shoulders over well sprung ribs of good depth. Good bone. Correct rear angles. Well muscled. Moves well in profile and rear. RBOB


Judge – Ray McDonald