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 (1:0) 1 Lee’s Master of Illusion (D): Good sized 7,5 month black & white puppy. Pleasing head with dark brown oval eye, scissor bite, good depth of stop and ears set well apart. Shoulder well laid, good depth of chest, well sprung ribs, medium bone. Topline still to settle on the move. Would have preferred more length of body. Moved true away and back. BP.
J (3:2) 1 Kinton’s Kinaway I Have A Dream JW (B): 16 month old black & white bitch. Strong but feminine head, scissor bite, dark eye, ears well placed with level and broad topskull, giving good expression. Medium boned, good depth of chest, held topline on the move. Legs parallel front and back, but a little lacking in reach. Moderate stifle, tail well set, of adequate length.
PG (4:1) 1 Kinton and Davis’ Kinaway All Is Said And Done For Jacamalis JW (D): 16 month old black& white male, strong masculine head , good stop, eye shape and placement. Lacking in animation. Didn’t make good use of his ears. Scissor bite, good underjaw. Fair lay of shoulder, good depth of chest, strong topline, correct set of tail. Moved freely with good reach and drive. 2. Hodson’s Littlethorn Cortina (B): 8 year old blue tricolour bitch, very feminine, pretty head, good set of ear, well used. Angulation and topline pleasing, but overweight, which showed on the move.
L (4:1) 1 Gowing’s Miraje It’s Too Darn Hot At Pikara (B): 4,5 year old black and white bitch. A very pretty feminine head, good eye shape and placement, giving lovely expression with the well set ears. Good width of skull and strength of muzzle. Scissor bite. Good lay of shoulder and depth of brisket giving good angulation which balanced with the well muscled hindquarters. Athletic body, topline well carried sloping gracefully to set of tail which had good length. Moved beautifully with parallel legs and good reach and drive. Coat well groomed and profuse. BOB, Res Pastoral Group.
2 Zolakova’s Hats Off Of Bordertreowe JW (B): 2,5 Year old blue merle bitch. Feminine head, with good ears. Scissor bite. Fair angulation of shoulder, good topline. Finer boned. Moved freely but lacking in reach.
O (3:1) 1 Gowing’s Wildblue It’s The Business (Imp USA) ShCM (D): 8,5 year old male. Overall a very pleasing dog, especially for his age. Masculine head, lovely dark eye, well set ears. Good angulation and good proportions. Strong topline. Moved well and freely. Good tail set and length. Good texture and condition of coat. Beaten by his daughter on the day, she had the better eye shape. Res BOB; AV Veteran Group 1. 2 Kinton’s Kinaway Memories JW (B): 5,5 year old bitch. Feminine head, moderate stop, good ear set. Lighter boned, level top line, legs true front and rear.
Judge: Mr R. Juckes