Open Show Sunday October 21st 2018
I would like to express my gratitude to the club for inviting
me to judge their open show. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would like
to praise the hardworking Officers and Committee for a well-run, friendly and
hospitable day. I had some lovely dogs to go over, unfortunately, I had a couple
of very good exhibits who were lame. Thanks, must also go to the exhibitors who
entered under me, travelled and accepted my decisions with good grace.
Minor Puppy Dog - 2
1st Britton - Bowstones Black Jasper. Lovely black puppy, who is just right for
age, true Labrador texture and length to coat, good top line for one so young
and correct in front which gave him his place. I particularly liked his lovely
neat feet. Head still to come.
2nd Price - Rowanhol Blue Moon. Another promising exhibit with strong bone and
substance, clean in neck and head, I am sure his movement will level as he
Puppy Dog - 2
1st Godden - Woodmist Coldplay. Gentle yellow with good bone and substance,
enough coat to carry him of correct texture, kind head and eye with dark
pigment. Good muscle tone for age which aided his movement, hold his tail high
on occasions but level in top line. BPD
2nd Harvey Major - Linjor Rigsby. Larger proportioned yellow, deep in rib and
body, good pigment and coat, preferred balance and proportion of 1.
Junior Dog - 4
1st Carpanini - Carpenny Ross. My notes say ‘What a sweetie’. Steady
12-month-old, kind head with correct length of muzzle, eye shape and colour
without any looseness. Clean in neck and well-placed shoulders, lovely balance
with excellent spring to pasterns.
2nd Meredith - Linjor Lucca. Excellent rib and substance, moved with drive,
preferred head and front of 1.
3rd Quick &James - Farnfield Tamzaneti
Maiden Dog – 1
1st Carpanini – Carpenny Ross
Novice Dog – 1 (1)
Undergraduate Dog 4
1st Britton - Llanstinan Louis Lewis Bowstones. My find of the day. Expertly
handled he commands attention without being over the top. So much to like and in
first rate physical condition. Noble head without coarseness, correct tight, eye
shape and neat ears. Soundly constructed with accurate angulation ending in
precise, catlike feet. Level top line held as he flowed around the ring, this
dog has legs and knows how to use them! BD, BIS
2nd Hext - Deerbrook Maximus. Loved the balance and old-fashioned stamp to this
boy. I could look at his head and expression all day. Slightly longer in
coupling than one and could not compete on the move but pleasing type.
3rd Jones - Adoraden Milky Way for Serengoch
Graduate Dog 1
1st David – Linjor Tie’n’Tails. Extremely exuberant yellow who was difficult to
assess. Settled once on the move, good rib and bone, correct coat, I would
prefer a softer expression and better balance to head.
Post Graduate Dog 5 (1, 1 W/D)
1st Moody - Trendlewood Mr Blue Sky. Powerful yellow, deep in body and well off
for bone, short coupled with correct angulation, won the class on his movement.
2nd Barker - Deerbrrok Zacate. Kinder headed yellow with lovely temperament,
excellent pigment and coat type, longer in coupling than 1.
3rd Perkins - Keeninspires Houdini
Mid Limit Dog 5 (2, 1 W/D)
1st Felton-Page - Marshwiggle Mr Carson JW. Moderately sized yellow, not
overdone in any way, kind in head. With super condition and muscle tone,
reflected in his powerful drive.
2nd Price - Rowanhol London Welsh. Heavier set with ample bone and substance,
Open Dog 6 (1, 1 W/D)
1st Pinn - Abbeystead Beaufort of Haselorhill. Venerable gentleman whose steady
disposition shone through. Lovely head with melting expression, correct
angulation, lovely tight feet, without any exaggeration, just a true Labrador.
Flowed around the ring like a youngster. RBD
2nd Britton - Bowstones Pumpkin. Another lovely exhibit of correct size and
balance, good top line hled on the move, preferred front and pasterns on 1.
3rd Harvey Major & Robin – My Linjor Des Landes D’eole (Imp France)
Special Working Dog or Bitch - 3
1st Godden - Woodmist Wesley. Strong chocolate, well off for bone and coat, of
good harsh texture, strong neck into well placed shoulders, rood barrel rib and
well let down hocks, moved well.
2nd Rogers - Dovecrag Fern D’Argent in Woodmist. Refined black, with sweet head
and disposition, level top line, lacking in undercoat and depth.
Veteran Dog or Bitch 8
1st Rogers - Woodmist Saffron. Magnificent class of oldies! This bitch belies
her age and sets an example for younger models. True Labrador in all aspects,
structure, spring of rib, angulation, head and beautiful expression. Still
muscular and floated around the ring.
2nd Rogers - Woodmist Rosemary. Pushed 1 hard and shares many of the same
attributes, just lost out on front to her dam. So classic, she really tugged at
3rd Collins - Kaspair Play Misty For Me
Minor Puppy Bitch 12 (2)
1st Bentley - Abbeystead Puzzle. What an introduction to the show world, this
6-month-old black was at her and her owners first show. So correct for age, from
her sweet head with correct length of muzzle, nice eye shape without looseness.
Lovely balance, wonderful tight feline feet, so promising I hope they continue
with her. Pushed for BPB, I am sure her time will come.
2nd Miles - Llanstinan Mari Llwyd. Another promising girl, good spring of rib
for age, reach of neck and drive on the move.
3rd Minchella - Abbeystead Psion at Haslorhill
Puppy Bitch 4
1st Carpanini - Carpenny Philly. Anther classic black from this kennel who
manage to produce consistency, temperament and type. So feminine, loved her
balance, front, correct set of tail, just a stunning puppy who I would have
loved to take home. BPB, BPIS.
2nd Braddon - Trendlewood Dunnabbey Ten Out of Ten. More substantial yellow,
good bone and coat, who covered the ground well on the move. Preferred front on
3rd Phillips - Sheenaron Merry Petal
Junior Bitch 7
1st Carpanini - Carpenny Halshimoor Delicious. Lovely 11-month-old yellow, not
overdone with everything in the correct place. Good dark pigment, balance on
head with correct eye colour and shape whilst retaining feminine appeal.
2nd Felton-Page - Marshwiggle Wilhemina. Larger, scopier yellow with nice tight
feet, moved well.
3rd Barker - Sharouns Yellow Ribbons Around Deerbrook
Maiden Bitch 7
1st Bentley - Abbeystead Puzzle
2nd Wood - Trewinnard Ullswater. Unplaced in a quality Minor Puppy Class.
Responded much better to a different handler. Clean lines, moved with purpose.
3rd Miles - Llanstinan Evernscence
Novice Bitch 10
1st Minchella - Abbeystead Hope. Lovely size and balance to this bitch, good
length of leg and body ratio, nice tight feet, Balance to head, correct eye
shape and rich colour. Good on the move.
2nd Felton-Page - Marshwiggle Wilhemina
3rd Millward - Snowy Steffi at Rentas for Brimbleworth
Undergraduate Bitch 8
1st Minchella - Abbeystead Hope
2nd Jones - Oakhouse One for Joy at Serengoch. The more I saw of this bitch the
more I liked her and could have changed places with the winner. Understated
Labrador, lovely balance and stamp, top line held on the move as she flowed
around the ring. As the handler grew in confidence so did she, she is worth
3rd Evans - Farnfield Clarity TAF
Graduate Bitch 4 (1)
Ist Brittons - Bowstones Windchime. Exquisite and stylish lack, full of breed
type, not overdone, rich amber eye and attractive in head which was at its best
when she remembered to use her ears. First rate angulation with correct upper
arm. Her excellent muscle tone and condition reflected in her excellent
movement, Superb, still young, I will watch her progress keenly. BB
2nd Hynd & Johnson - Maysborn Despicable Me. Correct in size with good balance,
true coat texture with sweet head. Could not match the first on the move.
3rd Jones - Serengoch Wildest Dreams
Post Graduate Bitch 4 (2)
1st Miles - Llanstinan Sky Blue of Newinn. Stronger headed bitch who won the
class on movement and drive, holding her top line. Correct in bone and coat.
2nd Evans - Saranden Amahami at Bowsian. Ample bone and coat on this girl,
pleasant in head and of nice type.
Limit Bitch 5 (2)
1st Britton - Bowstones Polka. Old fashioned yellow who flowed from the tip of
her black nose to her otter tail. Calm disposition who advanced around the ring
with ease. Lovely length of neck into well placed shoulders, nice leg ratio,
splitting hairs for top, RBB
2nd Rogers - Woodmist Mimosa. Moderate sized yellow with a lot of the same
qualities as one. Great mover, just left her coat at home this time.
3rd Bishop & Essenhigh - Rowanhol Star Edition at Brynlluan
Open Bitch 5 (1)
1st Phillips - Carpenny Velvet at Sheenaron. Feminine yellow with lovely balance
to head, gentle with correct shape and dark pigment. Fine neck resting on good
shoulders, excellent shaping to rib with good shape and spring to her pasterns.
Short coupled with good rear. Her top line gave slightly on the move which held
her back for higher honours but her movement overall was accurate. VERY close
decision between one and two, just preferred cleanness in furnishings and neck
2nd Rogers - Woodmist Saffron.
3rd Carpanini - Follies Fine Finnish at Carpenny
Brace Dog or Bitch 4 (1)
2nd Harvey Majors