I would like to take this opportunity to thank the committee of the Coventry Ladies’ Kennel Society for inviting me to officiate at their Premium Open Show. It was a very well supported show, and my thanks to my co-judges who put through many lovely dogs for BIS; BPIS; BVIS. Judging is always more pleasurable when you have so many quality dogs to choose from. It was also a pleasure to have the opportunity to judge so many breeds in the Variety Challenges, thank you to all the exhibitors for entering under me. My thanks also to the ring stewards for their hard work and assistance on the day.
P (7:2) 1 Old English Sheepdog: Cheshire’s Molyneux Start Me Up (D): 7 month old mature looking male puppy, well proportioned, square outline. Lovely strong head, well defined stop, eyes set well apart, ears correctly placed and shaped. Scissor bite with strong teeth. Fairly long and strong neck leading to very good forequarters. Forelegs straight and well boned. Good, gently sloping rise of topline. Well sprung ribs with deep brisket. Adaquate stifle. Correct effortless movement for the breed. Good harsh texture of coat, even for age. PG2. 2 Old English Sheepdog: Hallay’s Royal Croft Kaboom Key (D).
J (4:1) 1 Briard: Thorp’s Charson Worth The Wait (D): Lively 14 Month old black male, of good size and proportion. Lovely proportions of head, being longer than wide and muzzle in equal length to foreface, with well defined stop and large square nose. Good pigmentation. Strong white teeth, scissor bite. Neck strong and muscular, being of good length flowing smoothly into well angulated forequarters. Strong, level topline with a broad well let down chest. Adaquate slope of croup and rear angulation. Tail well set and carried with correct hook at tip. Flowed effortlessly around the ring, showing freedom of movement. Well presented. 1st AVNSC; Pastoral Group Winner.
2 Old English Sheepdog: Crane-DuPlock & DuPlock’s Shaggy Blue Bobs Way To Go With Mirene (Imp Deu) (B).
PG (1:0) 1 Samoyed: Young’s Furzeland Devon Blaze Avec Cocosamel (D): 3 year old white and biscuit male of good size. Well proportioned head, ears erect and set well apart. Good pigmentation on lips and eye rims. Eyes almond shaped. Strong jaw with good scissor bite. Neck a little short and forequarters lacking in correct lay of shoulder. Good boning with straight legs. Topline good with good set of tail, well carried.
L (6:2) 1 Australian Shepherd: Such’s Soloyal Valentino (D): 23 month old tricolour male. A well proportioned dog of correct size. Masculine head, clean cut, well proportioned with moderate stop. Good pigmentation. Strong neck of moderate length leading to well angulated forequarters. Good boning. Deep chest, good topline and strong loin. Hindquarter angulation adequate. Moved well with adequate reach and drive. 2 Briard: Canty & Hall’s Hartswelin Counting Stars for Bargemon (B)
O (6:2) 1 Hungarian Puli: Cowley’s Callendu Despicable Me At Kashbeluli ShCM (D).Well proportioned, squarely built 4 Year old male. Nicely developed, slightly domed head with good proportions to muzzle. Good pigmentation. Muscular, medium length neck, merging well with body. Forequarters well angulated, with straight forelegs. Top line correctly sloping upwards to strong, short loin. Well sprung ribs, broadening behind elbow. Nicely angulated hindquarters with strong hocks. Well corded coat of correct texture. Moved freely. Res AVNSC Pastoral. 2 Finnish Lapphund: Simmons & Henson’s Infindigo Mailat Ulla JW (B)
Judge: Mr R. Juckes